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    The First Amendment gives people the right to speak their minds, within reason.
    But it does not protect someone from ruining his or her own business by making
    a fool of himself or herself. Here are a couple of examples:


    Pro-Trump, Anti-Global Warming Facebook Post Leads to Restaurant's Closure

    Cup It Up American Grill in Tuscon, Arizona was forced to close just 72 hours after its controversial post went sideways.


    The origin of that often quoted, often misquoted phrase about pleasing "some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time" has been debated and disputed, but there's one thing we can all agree on: whoever said it clearly lived before the arrival of social media. Facebook posts—especially politically charged Facebook posts—are a fantastic way to illustrate that you surely won't please all of those people, and will likely piss a lot of them off. Just ask the owners of Arizona's Cup It Up American Grill, who were forced to close their restaurant just 72 hours after a controversial post went sideways.




    source: https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/arti...%3Dsharebutton
    The reaction from would-be patrons of Cup It Up was swift, negative and in some cases, threatening.
    As a result, several members of the staff quit, rather than being subjected to the ire of the public and
    the restaurant closed down after only three days.

    If that's not enough proof that social media can ruin a business, consider the results of a woman
    calling herself "Sophie CK," who used to be the manager of the White Rose Coffee House in
    Lynn, Massachusetts.

    Ms. CK postes this lovely little note on Facebook:



    And this one...




    And if that's not enough to get your blood boiling to the point of needing a triple skinny shot of
    skimmed milk to cool it down, try this exchange:



    "...people collecting wealth and legal slaves for the state, and at worst, killers?"
    Colin Kaepernick, she is not.

    It gets worse from there, but you get the idea. Needless to say, the owner of the shop -- Ms. CK's mother --
    has fired her, at least for the time being, while Mum tries to clean up darling daughter's mess. And maybe
    teach her brat of a daughter some manners.

    For more on that story, go here:

    https://turtleboysports.com/lynn-cof...-be-humanized/

    and here:

    https://www.themaven.net/bluelivesma...REu13ErOVFav-w
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    How Come Other People Can Get Away With Jokes Like That?

    Face it Tea Bagging Neo-Cons...if Reagan ran today, you'd be calling him a RINO socialist! -- scott666

    Barack Obama must be kenyan - everytime he speaks they trot a translator out the next day to explain what he said.-- ToBeAnnounced

    And even then some people still don't understand.-- RogueGnome

  • #2
    Mind you, those aren't the only food-related noise going on these days.
    The you-know-what hit the fan when a food channel person made an
    old recipe for a custard-like dessert called...





    For some reason, the Trump supporters mistook the name of an 18th
    century confection for an insult to ''our president.''

    Seriously, can this get any more bizarre?

    source: https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/arti...custard-recipe
    Last edited by The Badger; 10-15-2017, 03:33 PM.
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    How Come Other People Can Get Away With Jokes Like That?

    Face it Tea Bagging Neo-Cons...if Reagan ran today, you'd be calling him a RINO socialist! -- scott666

    Barack Obama must be kenyan - everytime he speaks they trot a translator out the next day to explain what he said.-- ToBeAnnounced

    And even then some people still don't understand.-- RogueGnome

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    • #3
      Most businesses that open fail. For various reasons but mostly because the business owners are in over their heads. Anyone can OPEN a business. Few people know how to successfully operate one.

      These people are both idiots
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      • The Badger
        The Badger commented
        Editing a comment
        True enough, but why torpedo your own business before it has a chance to fail legitimately?

      • guido61
        guido61 commented
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        Well, the guy in Tucson had been open for over a year, I believe. So maybe he was failing anyway? Closing after only 3 days of this is suspect.

        But anyone so dumb as to go on a political rant in the BUSINESS' NAME is a complete idiot.
        Last edited by guido61; 10-16-2017, 03:00 PM.

    • #4
      Originally posted by guido61 View Post
      Most businesses that open fail. For various reasons but mostly because the business owners are in over their heads. Anyone can OPEN a business. Few people know how to successfully operate one.

      These people are both idiots
      Apparently they misunderstood the saying, "no publicity is bad publicity."
      There are two ways to read that sentence, and they seemed to have
      missed both of them.

      Still and all, it's too bad they had to ruin their chances before their restaurants
      had a chance to be known to the public. Better to fail because the fare wasn't
      good enough than to open one's mouth and drive one's customers away with
      ill-chosen political opinions.
      Last edited by The Badger; 10-15-2017, 03:45 PM.
      __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______________
      How Come Other People Can Get Away With Jokes Like That?

      Face it Tea Bagging Neo-Cons...if Reagan ran today, you'd be calling him a RINO socialist! -- scott666

      Barack Obama must be kenyan - everytime he speaks they trot a translator out the next day to explain what he said.-- ToBeAnnounced

      And even then some people still don't understand.-- RogueGnome

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      • #5
        A couple of points to make.

        In the second instance it isn't the business owner. Just the owners idiot daughter.

        In the first instance....was their business so fragile that they completely shut down after just 3 days of this?
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        • #6
          Originally posted by The Badger View Post
          Mind you, those aren't the only food-related noise going on these days.
          The you-know-what hit the fan when a food channel person made an
          old recipe for a custard-like dessert called...





          For some reason, the Trump supporters mistook the name of an 18th
          century confection for an insult to ''our president.''

          Seriously, can this get any more bizarre?

          source: https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/arti...custard-recipe
          i can understand the confusion

          at least it wasnt the Mango Moron

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          • #7
            Originally posted by The Badger View Post
            Mind you, those aren't the only food-related noise going on these days.
            The you-know-what hit the fan when a food channel person made an
            old recipe for a custard-like dessert called...





            For some reason, the Trump supporters mistook the name of an 18th
            century confection for an insult to ''our president.''

            Seriously, can this get any more bizarre?

            source: https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/arti...custard-recipe
            I guess the name was too politically incorrect?
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            • The Badger
              The Badger commented
              Editing a comment
              The name is politically acceptable, for the time and place it was coined -- 18th Century England.
              It isn't ''politically incorrect,'' either; It's ''definition of character,'' which is what some people are
              miffed about. You know how Trumpniks feel about reality...

          • #8
            Originally posted by guido61 View Post
            A couple of points to make.

            In the second instance it isn't the business owner. Just the owners idiot daughter.

            In the first instance....was their business so fragile that they completely shut down after just 3 days of this?
            They may have thought this manifesto was going to bring out thousands of Trump fans to their business, just like his inauguration.
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            Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.

            ...Pericles

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            • The Badger
              The Badger commented
              Editing a comment
              Yes, and look how well that turned out...


          • #9
            Originally posted by thankyou View Post
            They may have thought this manifesto was going to bring out thousands of Trump fans to their business, just like his inauguration.
            Tucson, AZ is the most liberal part of Arizona. Pima County went for Clinton 53% to 39%. U of A is a big part of the market there. For them to alienate more than half their potential customer base in such a place is just stoooooopid

            Doing anything like that online, where people LOVE to be as anonymously rude as possible, is just insanity.
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            • #10
              Originally posted by thankyou View Post
              They may have thought this manifesto was going to bring out thousands of Trump fans to their business, just like his inauguration.
              It is pretty stupid to alienate 60+ percent of your potential customers right out of the gate, but I dont support the harassment her and her employees suffered for it.

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              • #11
                Originally posted by TheNord View Post

                It is pretty stupid to alienate 60+ percent of your potential customers right out of the gate, but I dont support the harassment her and her employees suffered for it.
                It's not unlike the "deplorables" comment in reverse. Same thing for the snotty daughter and her hatred of the cops.
                ..................................................
                Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.

                ...Pericles

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                • The Badger
                  The Badger commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Speaking of Ms. Sophine CK, I wonder who she's going to report those rape threats to?

              • #12
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                • #13
                  Originally posted by arcadesonfire View Post
                  Is the HCPP TOC warding off a significant proportion of potential Gibson customers? Dunh dunh dunh....

                  Apparently not.

                  I just bought a 2017 Les Paul Classic.

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                  • E-money
                    E-money commented
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                    Pictures please.

                    I live vicariously via other people's guitar purchases.

                • #14
                  I like how Cup It Up doesn't like late night hosts getting political, but seems OK with restaurants doing it.

                  Just like with the NFL nonsense, I'm most concerned with the notion that people give a crap about the political leanings of foodservice workers.

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                  • The Badger
                    The Badger commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Well, they used to think it was okay for restaurant owners to get political.
                    Now, I'm not so sure.

                • #15
                  These people can always claim they are victims of COLLUSION like Kaepernick.
                  Originally Posted by GIR unit:
                  "Yet another thoughtful, temperate and informed response from the always delightful and informed Sonar."

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