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Obama hugger boycotted

  1. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    The Florida pizzeria owner who hugged Obama is being boycotted - rather, his restaurant is being boycotted. Whatcha think? I think it's sad and silly. He has every right to support the candidate of his choice. This guy does lots of good work with his foundation, too. He should be supported - not boycotted. If the pizza man were killing puppies, I could understand the boycott...but just because he supports the POTUS? And yes, I thought the Chic-fil-a boycott was dumb, too. What has happened to the USA??

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I admire your strong sense of fairness, Habee.

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I try, Ralph. lol. If I were a business owner, I wouldn't want to be boycotted because I support Romney. And you know what? Heck, I might hug Obama, too! Can't you like and respect someone without agreeing with his/her politics? I hug my BFF sometimes, and she's a liberal, a Democrat, and even worse...a yankee!! lol

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          JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Now that's just going too far!

          1. habee profile image91
            habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            lol

            It saddens me to say that there are some southerners here who see my yankee pals as, shall we say, "different." This couple wasn't exactly welcomed with open arms. I'm extremely proud to be a southerner, but the Civil War (Wawah of Nawthun Aggreshun, lol) was over a long time ago. I just don't get it. When I use the term "yankee," I do so in jest, but some actually mean it as a slur.

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              JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              My wife is from Texas... I understand how some feel about Yanks...

              I never did think that someone from Washington or Idaho or Utah or Arizona was a 'Yank' though, until I found out that the world is split into 'southern' and 'yanks' when you are in the south.

              1. habee profile image91
                habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Too true. My hubby is from NC and is very "southern," yet some in South GA have called him a "yankee." Geography and history lesson, anyone?? The popular saying here is not to trust anyone who's from north of Macon, GA or south of Gainesville, FL. lol

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          Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          lol

          You're great, habee, and I love you!  I think both boycotts were/are dumb, dumb, dumb.  My hubby is far more conservative than I am, and we still get along.  Usually.  HA!

          1. habee profile image91
            habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Same here with the VERY conservative hubby. We debate sometimes, but we mostly respect each other's views.

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              Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Yup.  We debate until his face starts turning red.  wink  Then we just agree that I'm right and move on.  HAHA!

              Honestly, we always agree on the BIG things.  It's the little stuff that usually gets in the way.

            2. Ralph Deeds profile image68
              Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Except for the trolls among us who make extreme and erroneous comments and never admit they are wrong.

    2. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Habee, are we now back in junior high school when if a child decides to befriend someone that other children do not like, there is either namecalling, other forms of belittlement, or forms of ostracization including the silent treatment and exclusion?    Welcome, to MEAN PEOPLE'S CLUB!    The pizzeria owner has a right to support President Obama if he wishes to do so!

    3. innersmiff profile image80
      innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Obama has killed children. It certainly puts me off when people I associate with support tyrants.

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image68
        Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        "Obama has killed children. It certainly puts me off when people I associate with support tyrants."

        That's one of the dumbest and most outrageous comments I've seen in these forums.

        1. innersmiff profile image80
          innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          The children killed by drone strikes in Libya and other places have been recorded by many reputable publications. Worth a boycott, no?

          1. psycheskinner profile image81
            psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            On that basis every war time president is a tyrant.

            1. innersmiff profile image80
              innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I wouldn't have a problem with that statement.

            2. Reality Bytes profile image94
              Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              What about murders that happen in nations that we have no war with?

              Libya
              Pakistan
              Yemen
              Somalia

              Is there any historic examples that can be cited that a United States president ordered the murder of human beings outside of a warzone?  Not a killing in which the president can claim plausible deniability, an outright presidential order of a hit on a human being?  One in which the president openly boasts of a killlist?

              How about citing under which United states law the Potus even has the authority to engage in such actions?  It is illegal and the U.S, president is a confessed murderer!

              1. 50 Caliber profile image60
                50 Caliberposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Aye! you nailed that question, although the CIA has a running hit list and has had for a looong time.
                The pretend potus is the first to brag about knowing it exists and to take personal credit for it being "his very own idea" seems I hubbed on this back when it was publicized that he announced a hit on an American Citizen, to kill him on sight. It got positive traction with his pals in the media.
                It was a first hit on an American Citizen, Anwar al-Aulaqi, who was born in New Mexico and took a flight to Yemen where his family lived. At the time of announcement there were no mention, like the ones that surfaced in the wake of the CIA drone attack,  that were amazing and called him the Bin Laden of the internet who had his hands on the 2001 9/11 event, that would be today only eleven hears later, my how time flys when the number one topic is killing each other! So it's:
                1. In on the 9/11 towers attack
                2. Fort Hood shooting spree
                3. The underwear bomber (I've been accused of this one after a big meal pickled eggs and a couple beers, Never killed any body but it smelled like it LMAO)
                Seriously, if he was all of that past being an IMAM, why was he not on the no fly list? That would have kept him here in the US for arrest and processed through the judicial system for his crimes if any could make it through the Grand Jury level?
                He was in a small convoy and instead of firing 3 drone strikes before actually hitting the target and killing all in the car, that included another American, both were riding along in a country we were not at war in, and with our technology and helicopters the car and the rest of the convoy could have been stopped and a gunfight then may have ensued and he might have been killed, or he and the other American may have been captured and brought back to the US to stand trial, affording them the basic right of a fair trial, the pesky "Due Process" clause that apparently doesn't exist for people that are being racially profiled. 14 days later the CIA again killed another American born Citizen of Denver Colorado an Under age boy, turns out was the Imam's son. Another first for a president, ordering the killing of and under aged minor.
                Leaves me wondering If there were information that the two, father and son, had that would damage the acting president who was/is a very good actor that has/had 56% of America fooled last election and may hold on to the 56 vs 44 percent held by him in 2008.
                It's hard to believe that we are here again, only weeks and days away from more change, if the guy gets re-elected to the office of set and watch Rome burn since I doubt congress to play the game with a president that just gets his schemes completed by going around congress using the  job he does do, that uses  the Secret Service during his midnight shift of sliding things toward his agenda and invites his helpers to  what I guess to be an implosion of America, leaving it to reset on hid radical Islamist regime. I don't get that part of it, if that is what they want why not go to country already 70 percent there and just finish it there?

              2. Charles James profile image85
                Charles Jamesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Attempts to kill Fidel Castro.
                Assisting in coups all over the world, some of which led to deaths like Allende and Nkrumah.

                1. Reality Bytes profile image94
                  Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  There is not a quote from a U.S. president boasting of ordering Fidel asasinated.  Plausible deniability is a powerful tool for a leader of the free world.  Only an arrogant narcissist would make announcements concerning a killist and his orders to murder human beings!

          2. Ralph Deeds profile image68
            Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Okay. I thought you were referring to abortions. I don't like the drone strikes, either. However, Obama is hardly a "tyrant."

      2. jantamaya profile image85
        jantamayaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Really? He did it? Wow! I didn't know it. I heard that he did many bad things, but this one makes it! Obama the Killer for president! Thank for the information, what I would do without you?!

        You know, this is easy to say he is a "killer", but try to do his job better and than speak to me again. OK?

      3. paintphd profile image60
        paintphdposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The United states could not be attacked from outside successfully, so it will be imploded from within by a Muslim of Kenyan blood linage and the majority of her citizens are too naive to see it unfolding. No one really expected him to do anything other than he's done, appologize to his Muslim brethren. SURELY you all knew this was exacted according to his punishment of the colonies (U.S.A.) HIS FATHER DREAMED OF...He wrote it for all to see, and he isn't ashamed. I suggest he really doesn't need four more years to destroy the U.S. He's already set enough irreversable idealogical systems into action to doom American society as we know it, Four more years will only enable him to set a couple more far left Supreme Court Justices on those seats coming open to retirement during his next term, and all he had ever hoped to accomplish will be done. I'd like to congratulate those liberals who has their slobbering love affair with this great destroyer, but there's nothing to congratulate them on...BECAUSE THEY TOO WILL BE SACRAFICED

    4. American View profile image61
      American Viewposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was so happy when the chic-fil-a boycott backfired in the business received rounding support from the community. I had hoped that maybe that would be the last time we would hear such nonsense.

      Now comes along this pizza man, I'm sure he's good hard working family man trying to live the American dream is a small business owner. And because he chose to show his support for Obama their boycotting his business, how ridiculous.

      At what point have people forgotten that this is America, the right to be we want to be, the right to say what we want to say, on the right to support who we want to support. Otherwise, we'd all be nothing but a bunch of computer clones. Shame on those doing the boycotting

      1. Billy Hicks profile image90
        Billy Hicksposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        "At what point have people forgotten that this is America, the right to be we want to be, the right to say what we want to say, on the right to support who we want to support."

        "Shame on those doing the boycotting"


        Really? Did you even read that before you posted it?

      2. PrettyPanther profile image84
        PrettyPantherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        "the right to support who we want to support"

        Isn't that the definition of boycotting? 

        I condemn neither the people doing the boycotting nor the people reacting to it by ordering more pizza or donating to the foundation.  They are both exercising their right to voice their opinion with the way they spend their own money.

    5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The guy will be on Anderson today.

      The boycott is probably by people who condemned the boycott of Chick a fil as an assault on freedom of speech smile

      1. Billy Hicks profile image90
        Billy Hicksposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        All the Chick-fil-A boycott did was make me hungry for chicken... much like I am now craving pizza. Brb, gotta go call Domino's.

        Dammit, if these restaurants don't stay out of politics, I'm gonna gain 20lbs between now and November, lol.

    6. kathleenkat profile image90
      kathleenkatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We are hungry for attention wink

    7. Xenonlit profile image60
      Xenonlitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      For every boycotter, there will probably be ten new customers. The freaks are a small minority and the rest are losing patience with them.

    8. Repairguy47 profile image61
      Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder did you start a thread about the chik boycott? Seems to me that this is about what America is all about. The freedom to choose not to do business with someone.

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, you're right - it is one's right to boycott a business just because you don't agree with the owner politically. It's my right, however, to think it's a silly reason. lol

        Someone had already started the Chic-Fil-A thread before I learned about the situation. If memory serves, though, I think I made a post or two.

        1. Repairguy47 profile image61
          Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Just wondering. But you do seem to do a lot of hand wringing for the left.

          1. habee profile image91
            habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I agree with some of the left's social policies, although I agree more with the right's fiscal policies. Honestly, I don't see how any thinking, reasonable person can agree 100% with any party or with any candidate. I don't trust people who'll never admit fault with their side or their candidate. Nor do I trust those who'll never admit the good points in the other party or opposing candidate.

            I'm pretty much an open book, RG. Ask me where I stand on any issue, and I'll be glad to tell you - unless it's something I don't know enough about to provide an answer.

            BTW, you made me curious about the Chik-Fil-A thread. I was right - I posted in defense of the owner.

    9. HowardBThiname profile image90
      HowardBThinameposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Boycotting is silly.

      Unless folks are afraid that he'll pick them up and squeeze them with a big bear hug.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, I'll take a hug from Obama - you too, Howard!  Hugs are necessary for quality of life and peace of mind.  Maybe the guy just needed a frickin' hug.  Lighten up, people! smile

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    JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago

    Just goes to show that you probably can't afford to mix business with any semblance of politics.

    Both instances are sad IMO, but people have that right.

    You know, a lot of businesses are silently-boycotted for having 'no guns allowed' signs. There will always be people who don't agree with you... there will always be instances where people support and don't support a boycott...

  3. PrettyPanther profile image84
    PrettyPantherposted 4 years ago

    He obviously didn't get the memo that pizza business owners must only support Republicans.

    https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTilBgj98vzrBHO_Mkd73c8IS6pk960IGYvOHTLk0SZ2y_DMlzh

  4. Reality Bytes profile image94
    Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago

    Spending money and soliciting a business is a form of voting with your money.  It is a personal choice.  Politics, religion, and believe it or not, sports teams, either of these things could cause customers to avoid your business. 

    Yes, a Red Sox fan will not dine in a restaurant owned by a known Yankees fan.  smile

  5. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    The pizzeria is in Fort Pierce, FL. I figured that would be pretty friendly territory for Obama supporters. Of course, it might be just a handful of very vocal boycotters drawing the attention.

  6. PrettyPanther profile image84
    PrettyPantherposted 4 years ago

    All this silliness has been turned around on the boycotters.  Supporters responded by ordering so many pizzas that the company couldn't keep up so they requested that money be donated directly to The Van Duzer Foundation, a charity set up by the owner well before this boycott occurred.

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good!

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    Redrikaposted 4 years ago

    I agree with  "one of the dumbest statements".  The pizzeria owner does have the right to support the candidate of his choice!  We should be upset the Bush Administration left this mess for Obama to clean up and repair.

  8. ocbill profile image75
    ocbillposted 4 years ago

    I hope it is NY style pizza. I guess the area is a strong republican locale.

  9. MrMaranatha profile image86
    MrMaranathaposted 4 years ago

    Its ok to boycott someone for supporting the killing of puppies... But its not ok to boycott a candidate who supports the killing of babies?

    I will boycott whoever I like for whatever reason I feel like.. its my right.. it is everyone's right.. its everyone's voice regardless of what they are boycotting or for what reason...

    If the GLBT crowd wants to boycott Chickfilet then let them.. but they should not be allowed back in for Kiss in either...  They can Keep that crap to themselves.

  10. Teddletonmr profile image82
    Teddletonmrposted 4 years ago

    Boycott this, boycott that, you’re a raciest when you speak out about Mr. Obama, a homophobe when you have the audacity to have an opinion other than the P.C marriage thing, any hoo, from one damn Yankee to a well-respected ole southern lady. I must admit when I saw the big ole boy grab Mr. Obama, my first thought, oh my I hope that big ole boy doesn’t hurt Mr. Obama. Think about it, what kind of social upheaval would have sprung from the news, republican assaults Mr. Obama in a Florida pizza place.

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  11. The Suburban Poet profile image80
    The Suburban Poetposted 4 years ago

    I'm not surprised. The extremists are becoming more extreme on both sides. My cousin's entire Facebook page is devoted to two things: His union's negotiations and Obama. He announced that ANYONE who is a Republican is no longer welcome in his home. He has many family members as friends who are Republicans so he drew the line very tightly. He is a complete jerk and operates with pure arrogance. He thinks he is smarter than everyone but he is not because it is clear that his emotional maturity has receded dramatically.

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, there are folks like that on BOTH sides. I have an ex-friend who's almost as bad. He's far to the left, and conservatives and moderates can't even discuss politics with him because he gets too mad. That includes his own mother!

      I can discuss politics and religion with ANYONE who's calm, thoughtful, respectful, and rational. As I've said many times here, my best friend is a liberal Dem, and we have NEVER had a cross word over politics. And yes, we discuss the issue on a regular basis. We've found that if we talk long enough, we can find some middle ground. Congress should take lessons! lol

      1. Teddletonmr profile image82
        Teddletonmrposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Harry Ried work across party lines big_smile

      2. Hollie Thomas profile image59
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Secretly, Holle, I think you may be a closet Dem. lol

        1. habee profile image91
          habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Several people have accused me of that! lol

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            JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Nah, you're an undercover Dem, clearly.

            All moderates are really D's at heart. At least, that was the title of the paper I wrote in my Political Science class, which I got a 'D' on. Clearly my teacher was a moderate too!

            1. habee profile image91
              habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              lol  I think I'm too pro-gun and states' rights to be a good Dem.

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                JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Prove it, let's see your ballots!

                And none of this 2-years-worth crap either, I want at least a decade of proof of your voting record!

                1. habee profile image91
                  habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  You'd see that they're mostly - but not all - R votes. I voted for Clinton once, I've voted for several D governors, and I sometimes vote D or I in local races, state races, and in congressional races. And Reagan is my hero. He could ride a horse! lol

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    Back to the topic... it turns out he is a Republican smile

    1. jantamaya profile image85
      jantamayaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      :-) :-) :-) LOVE your answer!!!!!!!

    2. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well this is indeed dismaying.
      Here we have a small business owner, a registered Republican, in one of the most crucial swing states, publicly supporting Obama.
      Didn't he get the memo?
      Obama hates business and Michelle is fighting to remove pizza from schools!
      lol

  13. kathleenkat profile image90
    kathleenkatposted 4 years ago

    Say it ain't so! Pizza is the most delicious vegetable out there.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol
      Good one!
      But I might have to challenge you on that one, KK,
      I think it's a tossup between pizza and ketchup.
      Of course we would have to agree (wouldn't we?) that both contain the source "vegetable" tomatoes.
      And, of course, ketchup is best on a French fried potatoe with an "e."
      lol

      1. Shadesbreath profile image89
        Shadesbreathposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Tomato is a fruit. Get it right.

        1. Teddletonmr profile image82
          Teddletonmrposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          red or green they both taste great:)

        2. Mighty Mom profile image90
          Mighty Momposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I'm just quoting the beloved Ronald Reagan.
          And the not so beloved Dan Quayle.
          smile

 
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