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Ohio Restaurant Closes One Week After Obama Mentions it in Speech
The Blaze ^ | 9 Jun 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 06/09/2011 8:58:04 AM PDT by mandaladon

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio restaurant mentioned last week by President Barack Obama as an indirect beneficiary of the government’s Chrysler bailout will go out of business Sunday after a more than 70-year history.

Co-owner Richard Lawrence of New Chet’s Restaurant in Toledo says business has fallen victim to the economy and the workplace smoking ban approved by Ohio voters in 2006. He told The Blade newspaper of Toledo on Wednesday that auto industry cutbacks also hurt.

Lawrence says he used to deliver up to $300 in food per week to Chrysler Group LLC’s Jeep plant in Toledo, but now that’s down to about $100 worth.

Obama visited the plant on Friday and told workers that without them, who would eat at Chet’s or patronize other local businesses?

“And this plant indirectly supports hundreds of other jobs right here in Toledo,” President Obama said to hundreds of workers in Chrysler’s Wrangler plant. ”After all, without you, who‘d eat at Chet’s or Inky‘s or Rudy’s?”

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KEYWORDS: automakers; bailout; chrysler; obama; ohio; oops
It's Obama's Midas touch in reverse.
1 posted on 06/09/2011 8:58:07 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

I wonder if this will be the lead story on tonight’s MSM news. /s


2 posted on 06/09/2011 8:59:46 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: mandaladon
I am tired of rich business owners complaining about losing millions --michael moore
3 posted on 06/09/2011 9:01:20 AM PDT by frogjerk (Liberalism: The ideology of envy.)
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To: mandaladon

Barrack the business reaper.


4 posted on 06/09/2011 9:03:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Leaning Right
I wonder if this will be the lead story on tonight’s MSM news. /s

You can bet your @ss if this had happened to Bush, it would have been major news for days.

If Republicans had some savvy, they would film a commercial showing Ohioan Joe the plumber Wurzelbacher standing in front of this place. I'll even write the script for them if they need it.

5 posted on 06/09/2011 9:03:14 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: mandaladon

“Lawrence says he used to deliver up to $300 in food per week to Chrysler Group LLC’s Jeep plant in Toledo, but now that’s down to about $100 worth.”

Sounds like a marginal operation even in good times. Unless you are just selling out of a cart, $300 a week is pittance.


6 posted on 06/09/2011 9:03:35 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: mandaladon

the jinx


7 posted on 06/09/2011 9:03:47 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: mandaladon

The only way I would go into that restaurant after obama put a plug in for it is that if someone had a gun to my back.


8 posted on 06/09/2011 9:03:55 AM PDT by sport
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To: Psalm 144

It was a restaurant that managed to stay open for 70 years. I’d say they had a pretty good business model. It took King anti-Midas and his magical economy to finally kill them off.


9 posted on 06/09/2011 9:08:31 AM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: mandaladon

Is this the same restaurant where he “wolfed down” two chili dogs, fries, and a bowl of chili?


10 posted on 06/09/2011 9:12:00 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Carling

That is a good point. I wonder too, who -quit- going there when Sadim Gink (The inverted King Midas) mentioned them. Being endorsed by those who are profoundly unpopular is not necessarily a good thing.


11 posted on 06/09/2011 9:13:07 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Salvation

yup, this POS p-resident is bad luck.


12 posted on 06/09/2011 9:14:02 AM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: mandaladon

13 posted on 06/09/2011 9:14:50 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Fester Chugabrew

two chili dogs, fries, and a bowl of chili?

Horrors! Is that even on the new pie chart?
I bet the minute Mr. Big Man gets out of Michelle’s sight he is cruising to the nearest burger joint.


14 posted on 06/09/2011 9:18:18 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: mandaladon
Another EPIC FAIL for Obama.

And yet another reason to despise the State Run Media that installed him into office and won't repudiate him.

15 posted on 06/09/2011 9:20:16 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: mandaladon

This would have been SO much better if hadn’t reference the smoking ban...as if smokers quit eating out. Geez...


16 posted on 06/09/2011 9:20:27 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: mandaladon

17 posted on 06/09/2011 9:22:34 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Yeah, I have always noticed the MSM’s proclivity to use phrases liked “wolfed down”, which is meant to suggest that
supernatural beings like Obama are on some accelerated schedule of ‘purpose’ ——the same way these pathetic ‘reporters’ were always reporting on Clinton’s
‘gargantuan appetities’. Let’s hope these conceits are on the way out.


18 posted on 06/09/2011 9:22:55 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (BURMA SHAVE! (sorry you missed the first four taglines))
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To: mandaladon

The economic stinkbug known as Obama strikes again.


19 posted on 06/09/2011 9:27:51 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: mandaladon

It’s the Sycacuse Syndrome.


20 posted on 06/09/2011 9:28:33 AM PDT by tumblindice (conservative flash mob: rat a tat tat)
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To: mandaladon

Mmmmmm, Mmmmmmm, Mmmmmmm, BARAK HUSSIAN OBAMA!!! You really are the MAGIC NEGRO, ain’t ya?


21 posted on 06/09/2011 9:34:29 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: mandaladon
and the workplace smoking ban approved by Ohio voters in 2006

Smoke Nazis strike again killing businesses.

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22 posted on 06/09/2011 9:44:07 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Got toast?)
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To: Lee'sGhost

you would truly be suprised how incorrect your statement is.


23 posted on 06/09/2011 10:10:34 AM PDT by CONSERVE
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To: mandaladon

They are learning that every vote counts ... if you want to vote for a socialist, then you really can’t complain ... you are getting what you voted for ... and staying in business is not part of the socialist doctrine.


24 posted on 06/09/2011 10:28:14 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: Psalm 144
Sounds like a marginal operation even in good times.

story says it's been around 70 years

takes a REAL socialist like Baraq to kill those off

25 posted on 06/09/2011 10:33:34 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Lee'sGhost
This would have been SO much better if hadn’t reference the smoking ban...as if smokers quit eating out. Geez...

As an Ohioan (and a non-smoker) I have to tell you that the smoking ban really has done harm to businesses here. Especially anyplace that serves alcohol.

26 posted on 06/09/2011 10:35:32 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Just out of curiosity, are there any studies that show this? I mean, NC — supposedly the tobacco capital of the world — banned smoking several years ago and nobody seemed to notice.

Regardless, my point was, to be able to point to Obama — and ONLY Obama — would be better than pointing to Obama and ANYthing else.


27 posted on 06/09/2011 11:45:10 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Lee'sGhost
This is the best article I could find in a hurry...

From The Examiner

28 posted on 06/09/2011 12:02:17 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Lee'sGhost
This would have been SO much better if hadn’t reference the smoking ban...as if smokers quit eating out. Geez...

The truth hurts, doesn't it?

I'm actually surprised that comment made it into the article because that is normally a no-no. News reports seem to be required to print that everything is hunky-dory with smoking bans, regardless of the facts.

29 posted on 06/09/2011 12:03:38 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Lee'sGhost
Regardless, my point was, to be able to point to Obama — and ONLY Obama — would be better than pointing to Obama and ANYthing else.

Phrased that way, I agree with you.

As to your other comment, about nobody noticing, I totally disagree with you. It happens to be an issue I have worked on and studied for more than 20 years.

30 posted on 06/09/2011 12:10:32 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: mandaladon

Funny. Before I even got to your comment, I was thinking “Somebody cue up The Hollies’ ‘King Midas in Reverse’”


31 posted on 06/09/2011 12:23:58 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: buccaneer81

I see nothing related to this at that link.


32 posted on 06/09/2011 12:28:50 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Gabz

The truth doesn’t hurt me at all. Of course, there was not truth there anyway...only opinion.


33 posted on 06/09/2011 12:30:08 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: mandaladon
It's Obama's Midas touch in reverse.

Remember, according to the story, the Midas touch was a touch of death.
34 posted on 06/09/2011 12:33:37 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Lee'sGhost
Sorry. Try this:

Examiner...Ohio Smoking Ban

35 posted on 06/09/2011 12:45:52 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
As an Ohioan (and a non-smoker) I have to tell you that the smoking ban really has done harm to businesses here. Especially anyplace that serves alcohol.

So would that make you an Ohioan and a drinker?

36 posted on 06/09/2011 12:51:08 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed: he's hated on seven continents)
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To: Alex Murphy
So would that make you an Ohioan and a drinker?

That is correct, although my bar days ended long ago. Family life and bars don't mix.

37 posted on 06/09/2011 12:58:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Lee'sGhost
The truth doesn’t hurt me at all. Of course, there was not truth there anyway...only opinion.

It is truth to that owner and to hundreds of others and their employees across the country...........

38 posted on 06/09/2011 1:06:40 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: buccaneer81

Not a lot of “meat” there... but I will say this is a really asinine thing to say:

However, advocates such as Mandy Burkett of the department of health view the ban as a long term investment. “I don’t think this has been an unreasonable cost for enforcement, I think the costs will be recouped by savings in other areas, particularly healthcare costs,” said Burkett.


39 posted on 06/09/2011 1:12:53 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Big government doubletalk as usual...the health departments of America have been trying to control the citizenry for 50 years.


40 posted on 06/09/2011 1:16:40 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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