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Saturday, June 30, 2018

What is your business?

Restaurants are learning the hard way that they are not in the business of politics. Not for long, anyhow:
Reviewers flooded the Yelp page of a Canadian restaurant with one-star reviews after a manager was fired for kicking out a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

The Teahouse in Vancouver’s Stanley Park has come under fire for the incident, which occurred less than a week after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant.

The negative reviews came from both sides of the aisle, with some critiquing the restaurant for kicking out the patron, and other tearing into the restaurant for firing the manager.

“As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest's choice of headwear while in my former place of work. Absolutely no regrets," the former employee told CBC News. The restaurant owners said they fired the employee because his actions did not align with their policy of hospitality and inclusiveness.
It's about time the Right joined the Culture War. 50 years of constant retreat haven't worked out so well, after all.

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Blogger lynnjynh9315 June 30, 2018 8:57 PM  

Can I be that annoying person that asks you to do a bookcase video??

Blogger eclecticme June 30, 2018 9:08 PM  

On a humorous note, here is a yelp review of the Red Hen restaurant. I do not have a text version.

https://i1.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2018/06/Yelp-4.jpeg?resize=335%2C600



https://i1.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2018/06/Yelp-4.jpeg?resize=335%2C600

Blogger Solon June 30, 2018 9:08 PM  

I read the quote from the former manager and in my head it was with a pronounced lisp. Sounds like something a gay or transgender person would say. It is Vancouver, after all.

Predictions on how fast this restaurant gets Red Henned?

Blogger Peter Parker June 30, 2018 9:17 PM  

The complete lack of awareness of the billion megawatt hypocrisy of leftists screaming about "inclusion" and "diversity" while making absolute asses of themselves throwing customers out for having diverse political opinions from the self annointed leftist cultural hall monitors is a glowing neon indicator of the low IQ inherent in the typical SJW.

It would be amusing if not for the fact of these seemingly accelerating events being harbingers of the oncoming collapse of our nation.

Blogger Rick June 30, 2018 9:23 PM  

“As a person with a strong moral backbone”

I want to be a hero too. There’s a moral in there somewhere but I guess it’s so obvious no one can see it. Is it written down somewhere? Who decided? (Why don’t they ever tell us?)
When did morality come back in vogue btw.

Blogger Rick June 30, 2018 9:28 PM  

Profiles in Courage:
Remember when standing in front of a tank was really something. Piker. Now it’s just not-liking a dude’s hat.
This is a strange religion. Lots of Christs taking one for the team.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 30, 2018 9:30 PM  

So brave.
So. Brave. The Nazi's hat was hate and murder, luckily the strong moral backbone was present to steel his resolve.

Blogger Watchu talkin bout Willis June 30, 2018 9:34 PM  

The left has been pulling this sh*t for far too long without consequences. Payback's a bitch, ain't it?

Blogger Meng Greenleaf June 30, 2018 9:36 PM  

This makes me want to make a "Keep Japan Great" hat and wear it into some restaurants in the USA, AU or Canada.

Blogger Rick June 30, 2018 9:41 PM  

How is “Make America Great Again” immoral?
No, really.
He called hat-guy a guest. But if I follow the story here, he was a non-guest.
Can I throw a black guy out of my store for wearing a Make Canada Great Again hat and claim my superior morals?
This is a strange language too. I swear I thought it was English. It looks just like English!

Blogger Doug Cranmer June 30, 2018 9:54 PM  

"Can I throw a black guy out of my store for wearing a Make Canada Great Again hat ..."

We were never great.

What really interests me is how the dynamics will play out with Canada if different parts of the US go their own way.

It's not like we don't have our own issues.

And I know white people here in general are fed up with being nice.

Blogger DonReynolds June 30, 2018 10:01 PM  

Of course, it was William F. Buckley, Jr. who observed that the Liberals are not opposed to those who have an opposing opinion, but they are always shocked and disappointed when they find out that you HAVE an opposing opinion. Such opinions are not possible by normal and rational and intelligent human beings in the Liberal world.

My own complaint against the Leftist Liberals in the Culture War is their refusal to admit that they are inconsistent and they are hypocrites. Every complaint about what conservatives say and do is simply betrayed by what the liberals say and do. The solution to "white racism" is not "black racism". The solution to poverty is not to put everyone on welfare. The solution to ignorance is not to teach them nonsense. The solution to "intolerance" is not simply a new form of intolerance. Inclusion does not mean excluding those who are not liberal. Equal rights for women does not mean less rights for men.
Equal opportunity does not mean refusing to hire white, heterosexual, men. Equality (if it actually existed) would not mean punishing those who exceed the bare minimum requirements. You cannot have private property and insist that everything belongs to everyone.

All of which defines the Leftist Liberal Agenda in this country.

Blogger Unknown June 30, 2018 10:03 PM  

“As a person with a strong moral backbone..."

You were not paid to have a MORAL backbone, you self anointed moralistic ass.

The restaurant was right to fire you, and I'm sure that if management were asked about it, they would admit that they are mad at themselves for not firing you sooner.

Blogger DonReynolds June 30, 2018 10:07 PM  

Doug Cranmer wrote:"Can I throw a black guy out of my store for wearing a Make Canada Great Again hat ..."

We were never great.

What really interests me is how the dynamics will play out with Canada if different parts of the US go their own way.

It's not like we don't have our own issues.

And I know white people here in general are fed up with being nice.


Doug....Don't stop being "the Nice Americans". The world needs a place like Canada and there will always be room for 30 million Canadians. Just come to realize that Canada is an important country on this globe and they have their own history. If they have anything to learn, they can add polite refusal to their normal hospitality. Best wishes to all Maple Leaves.

Blogger LP999-16 June 30, 2018 10:24 PM  

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Blogger LP999-16 June 30, 2018 10:25 PM  

Over Headwear? Seriously.

Maxine Waters began this matter of stalking people whom dont share the alt left Waters Cortez Untrustworthy media belief system to throw out, shout down, scream at and force others from an establishment. It is the democrat way!

Milo has nothing to do with anything, interrogate Waters, she was calling for harassing random innocent people with their families and her people followed suit to fulfill her wishes.

Leave paying customers alone and stop being so overly sensitive to throw out whom ever on your whim as a business owner. Consider how

The other side of the coin is throwing out or the screamers going nuts over someone they dont like while claiming to be so liberal, tolerant and ever embracing. Consider antifa b/c they are disruptive and unkempt who wants them around, I dont care.

Then again antifa/the left dont have any money aside from their funders to eat out. Most eateries don't accept EBT.

SJW's want to run the show and expect to sweep 2018 and 2020 - you have failed.

++

Thank you, currently listening.

'A past Meme: "DTTTM" is very important, young people make a minor blunder from what I understand; Darkstream just ended 2 hours ago, tune in.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TatYR4aDBfM

Agreed, stop, dont even bother, save your breath and time. DTTTM, its a trainwreck, responding to them is futile.

Who knows what happened over a MAGA hat, this isn't the last "being asking to leave or being hit" story or the first. It is shame but its where we are in 2018.

'The approved opposition to the dying media are distractions to your work, going after Chuck Dixon to wedge into talking to others then NPR invades, no good.

AltHero in comics is making a group nervous b/c their are threatened (irrational) by another competitor.' Very Proud of Alt Hero, very proud of those whom wear our gear, they can wear their HRC buttons.

'Alt Hero is doing great thus making the dislikers attracted to anyone they can sink their claws in, lie about you and make it look splashy on some dumb magazine.' Rogan is not anyone to talk with, I noted his number from day one.

Milo I just adore you, I am happy for your shine and successes, you are loved. Worry for nothing, they lied about you.

Blogger Doug Cranmer June 30, 2018 10:41 PM  

'Don't stop being "the Nice Americans".'

It's too late for that.

Blogger Dave June 30, 2018 10:51 PM  

No retreat here:

#Antifa thug knocked out cold with one punch after he attempted to assault a member of the #ProudBoys with a baton at #PatriotPrayer rally in Portland.

https://twitter.com/nationalepic/status/1013232135946174465

Blogger English Tom June 30, 2018 10:54 PM  

@Rick

These people wouldn't know morality if it bit them on the arse.

Like everything with these odious wretches, it is used as a weapon.

Blogger CynicalMan June 30, 2018 10:54 PM  

It is what Judge Robert H. Dierker referred to in his book "The Tyanny of Tolerance".

Blogger bobby June 30, 2018 11:08 PM  

Time for the State Department to issue warnings about travel to Canada?

If you can be harassed for wearing a symbol of our president, it can't be considered a safe destination.

Blogger Phillip George June 30, 2018 11:12 PM  

culture war is tautology.
the Truth hasn't had a day of peace in 6000yrs

still breathing means you're at war

Blogger Lazarus June 30, 2018 11:22 PM  

The Teahouse is an established landmark in Prime Territory and a must go for the Vancouver Cabal.

The lisping former manager will probably have an unexpected rendezvous with fentanyl.

Blogger Lazarus June 30, 2018 11:24 PM  

Say NO to drugs, people

Blogger pyrrhus July 01, 2018 12:07 AM  

Truly remarkable stupidity, just when you thought it couldn't get worse...Not only can two play at this game, but the alt-right has a much better hand, since there are plenty of restaurants who won't turn away business.

Blogger Starboard July 01, 2018 12:13 AM  

"The restaurant owners said they fired the employee because his actions did not align with their policy of hospitality and inclusiveness."

Good on the owners of the restaurant; they made the right choice. May their business survive the outrage storm and may more businesses follow suit.

Blogger Matthew McDaniel July 01, 2018 12:18 AM  

Can I ALSO be an annoying person to request a bookcase video. That would beat a wine tasting video any day of the week.

Blogger James Dixon July 01, 2018 12:26 AM  

Apparently the ownership of the Blue Phoenix Cafe in Lexington is a bit on the slow side (must be do to a lack of protein from their vegan diets), as they've learned the wrong lesson from the Red Hen's plight: https://gab.ai/SurvivorMed/posts/28480867

Blogger Jay Karknee July 01, 2018 12:31 AM  

I can hear little Ben Shapiro now: "Leaving a negative review on Yelp when you didn't actually eat there is dishonest. It's not who we are. What's the point of winning if we have to use our opponent's tactics? Oh by the way I actually like our opponents and get along with them quite cordially, so it really doesn't make sense for me to so steadfastly oppose using their tactics..."

Blogger Dirtnapninja July 01, 2018 1:08 AM  

Off topic but funny...looks like antifa got wrecked in portland today by patriot prayer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3vXHW6cymo

Blogger AbsurdityIsPeace July 01, 2018 1:53 AM  

When does Ben claim to like and get along with leftists?

Blogger Killua July 01, 2018 2:59 AM  

It reminded me of that thread about Jordan Peterson. This leftist comedian was arguing that bakers are forced to bake cakes for gay weddings for the same reason restaurants can't turn away black customers.

But apparently, turning away conservative customers is perfectly fine. Must be fun to have such a double standard.

Blogger tublecane July 01, 2018 3:13 AM  

It's kinda funny to me that there's been such an uproar in conservative media about Sarah Huckleberry being thrown out of the restaurant after Ferguson, the BLM riots, rampant deplatforming, various antifa attacks, violence at Trump rallies, Charlottesville (though that was handled expertly by the other side's PR).

It's hard to say what will tip people off that old-time political civility is dead.

Blogger Expendable Faceless Minion July 01, 2018 3:54 AM  

Morality wouldn't know them to find their arses to bite. Nor would morality ever put it's mouth near their filthy arses anyway. Morality could save time by just licking a truck stop toilet.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 01, 2018 4:01 AM  

Here's a good clip from Portland yesterday:

https://media.8ch.net/file_store/e4fbfdb6b2c35c8babfe6c5c4cd71342a4f615e2cbc0196a0f542e46279ad64c.webm

Blogger Expendable Faceless Minion July 01, 2018 4:05 AM  

I'm a vet andvl my Canadian x-wife used to laugh at the US military for Canuks kicking our asses and burning down the White House in the War of 1812.

Blogger Expendable Faceless Minion July 01, 2018 4:18 AM  

The point of winning is our enemies lose, get depressed, and accidentally strangle themselves during autoerotic asphyxiation, then leave us alone.

Blogger DonReynolds July 01, 2018 4:31 AM  

Expendable Faceless Minion wrote:I'm a vet andvl my Canadian x-wife used to laugh at the US military for Canuks kicking our asses and burning down the White House in the War of 1812.

Too bad you did not remind your Canadian ex wife that Canada did not exist as a nation until the Statute of Westminster in 1931, but still did NOT have the power to amend their own constitution.

During the War of 1812, they were still colonies and territories belonging to the British Crown and the armies that burned the White House were NOT Canadian, nor was the navy that delivered the invaders.

But you could also remind the Canadian ex wife of the one-sided slaughter that was the Battle of New Orleans. None of them were Canadians either, but the American general who did that is on our Twenty Dollar Bill!

Blogger tublecane July 01, 2018 6:17 AM  

@34- Funny you mention that. Isn't there a "tide pod challenge"-like thing where you take a picture of yourself literally licking a toilet to own Trump?

Blogger Zwiebel July 01, 2018 8:11 AM  

I feel bad for the restaurant. A crazy employee does something insanely stupid, they address it by firing the employee - and still loose half their customers, even though they never wanted to get mixed up in this bs in the first place.

Blogger VD July 01, 2018 8:37 AM  

I feel bad for the restaurant. A crazy employee does something insanely stupid, they address it by firing the employee - and still loose half their customers, even though they never wanted to get mixed up in this bs in the first place.

Which is precisely why you have to keep out the SJWs in the first place!

Blogger James Jones July 01, 2018 10:54 AM  

Awesome :)

Blogger Cloom Glue July 01, 2018 11:57 AM  

Many Americans, who were loyal to Britain, fled the American Revolution to Lower Canada and at 1791 the first representative governments of Upper Canada and Lower Canada were established. The union of those two was in 1840, and then confederation of some other provinces into that union, was 1867, which is Canada Day today, July 1st.

A visiting parish priest mentioned that Canada is ruled by a culture of death now, and we vote for it. I like that daring, since half the congregation probably vote left.

He has the same last name as my feisty grandmother's maiden name, from where I got some fight in me, I see.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 01, 2018 2:23 PM  

@35 Noah B The Savage Gardener

Here's a good clip from Portland yesterday:
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The commentator was funny, I could imagine him saying "Hey, I called you a nazi! Why don't you stop?"

Blogger Dirk Manly July 01, 2018 9:47 PM  

@4

"It would be amusing if not for the fact of these seemingly accelerating events being harbingers of the oncoming collapse of our nation."

The Phoenix arises only AFTER the all-consuming fire.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 01, 2018 9:59 PM  

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Blogger Dirk Manly July 01, 2018 10:02 PM  

"My own complaint against the Leftist Liberals in the Culture War is their refusal to admit that they are inconsistent and they are hypocrites."

Forget calling them hypcrites -- they take PRIDE in foisting their double-standards on everyone else.

Instead, hit them where it counts;
Call them what they REALLY are:


They are DECEITFUL LIARS!

DECEITFUL LIARS who will be killed like mangy dogs in the middle of the street, before spending the rest of eternity burning in hell.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 01, 2018 10:54 PM  

@38

"
But you could also remind the Canadian ex wife of the one-sided slaughter that was the Battle of New Orleans. None of them were Canadians either, but the American general who did that is on our Twenty Dollar Bill!"

And the force that delivered that complete ass-whipping were not professional army, nor were they state militia... they were literally untrained -- ragtag dockworkers and everyone else from New Orleans who just turned out to defend their homes, and even a pirate here and there.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 01, 2018 10:55 PM  

@40

"I feel bad for the restaurant. A crazy employee does something insanely stupid, they address it by firing the employee - and still loose half their customers, even though they never wanted to get mixed up in this bs in the first place."

They failed by giving an SJW employment.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 02, 2018 2:05 AM  

Dirk Manly wrote:They failed by giving an SJW employment.
The made him the manager of the store.
As a former co-worker said about our boss "No use complaining to management about him. They know he's an asshole. They hired him because he was an asshole. An asshole is just the guy they wanted for the job."

Similarly, they can't possibly claim that they didn't know the guy at the restaurant was an SJW. They hired him because he was an SJW. It made their feelings all feely and virtuous to hire somebody who was serious about making the world a better place and not tolerating intolerance.
Well, he did something to make the world a better place, and now they have cancer.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 02, 2018 3:15 AM  

Nicely put, Snidely.

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