Skip to comments.NYC Restaurant refuses to serve Bush twins.
Posted on 11/19/2004 2:32:58 PM PST by conserv13Edited on 11/22/2004 4:12:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]
...Freemans tuesday night the 16th of nov. the bush twins along with 2 massive secret service men tried to have dinner they were told by the maitre 'd that they were full and would be for the next 4 years upon hearing the entire restaurant cheered and did a round of shots it was amazing!!! [Ed: We're hearing that this is actually true.]...
Received forwarded message from email@example.com 11/22/2004
Regarding the Internet rumors, no member of Freeman's staff made any derogatory or discriminating comments towards Jenna or Barbara Bush. We are a non-partisan establishment and pride ourselves on having a diverse clientele. The Bush twins or any member of the first family are welcome to join us for dinner anytime.
Isn't this a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (Sec. 201(a) ), which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations? Granted, this law specifies "race, color, religion, or national origin" as being the grounds upon which discrimination is excluded, but isn't one of the claims of the Dems in the Blue States that we voted the way we did in the Red States because we're a bunch of religious fanatics?????
Or, is Freeman's a private club where membership is required and this act doesn't apply?
Translates to BS.
CTA: "We Are Now 73% Urine-Free!"
By: Frank Williams
Chicago Transit Authority President Frank Kreusi announced at a press conference yesterday that the CTA's five-year-old "Project No More Pee Pee" continues to be a success. He released statistics which showed that 2002 is on pace to become the lowest urine-filled for the CTA.
"Thanks to the diligent work of our customer service agents, janitorial staff and members of the Pee Moppers Union, local 314; The CTA is on track to being 73% Urine-free for 2002," Kreusi announced, "Despite the fact that the CTA does not operate any public washrooms, we are seeing a decline in instances where our facilities are 'christened' by the riding public-especially those with very weak bladders."
Project No More Pee Pee began in 1998 after a special report by the Mayor's office concluded that in 1997, 95% of CTA facilities were saturated with urine. The project was an immediate success when the percentage dropped to 45% after just one year. Transit advocates credit that drop to the installation of "Pee Buckets" in the cab of every train and the Transit Workers Union's perk of free "Depends" for its members. CTA officials point to their $4 million advertising campaign entitled, "CTA: Take It, Don't Whiz On It." Last year, the CTA was judged to be 31% urine-soaked (69% urine-free).
Critics of the CTA point out that since last year, several other CTA facilities have been added to the study-including the Transit Workers Union meeting hall, All CTA offices at the Merchandise Mart and Frank Kreusi's personal residence. Chicago Transit Board Chairman Valerie Jarrett dismissed those claims, pointing out that on a same-facilities basis, the urine-free number was actually lower (71%) and that those added facilities were now included due to an oversight in 1997.
Mayor Daley praised the CTA for it's diligence and promised not to cut the City of Chicago's annual $3 million in support of the CTA. That would mean that 2003 will be the 15th straight year that the City of Chicago has funded the CTA with a generous $3 million while CTA fares have increased 50% in the same span.
Perhaps four solid weeks of people doing nothing but taking up seats and ordering water will teach 'em a lesson.
The restaurant refused to serve them, saying 'we are full...for the next 4 years'. When other diners in the restaurant heard about the incident, they cheered and toasted.
Freeman's dining area is okay, but have you seen the kitchen?
It's a downtown hipster place.
Now I am even more proud of The University of Oklahoma and University of Nebraska fans that booed Tom Brokaw last Saturday night when it was announced he was at the game! It truly was priceless!
Imagine he can get a table at this restaurant with no problem!
oops, I was wrong
The uber-hip nosh on affordable old-country Americana at this discreet alleyway eatery.
Down a dark, shadowy alley just off Bowery, the handsome, scruffy-faced men and understatedly glamorous women of the Lower East Side gather to drink wine, crowding around antique wood tables. Worn plank floors and painted cement walls fit with moose, elk and other assorted taxidermy, giving the place a quirky edge, as do the tattoed, waifish servers who are also professional and expedient.
Yes, if it can be proven that the restruant was NOT full, and if they want to get lawyers involved...
Some disreputable types could make certain their reservations book was full for the next four years, then not show up for dinner...
Down a dark, shadowy alley just off Bowery, the handsome, scruffy-faced men and understatedly glamorous women of the Lower East Side gather to drink wine, crowding around antique wood tables. Worn plank floors and painted cement walls fit with moose, elk and other assorted taxidermy, giving the place a quirky edge, as do the tattoed, waifish servers who are also professional and expedient...
Translation: hedge fund managers with their secretary girlfriends, ad agency account execs who need to be on the "cutting edge," and wall street bond brokers who feel they should be hipper than they actually are...
What you are demonstrating is how mean spirited leftist are.
If they're waiting until a Democrat wins the White House again, they'll be "full" (of it) for much longer than 4 years.
the party of tolerance strikes again!
The restaurant just wants publicity. Why comply?
We could all call and reserve tables for Saturday night...and then not show up.
Or how about we take turns calling and asking them to page Seymour Butts?
Screw the place.
The 1964 Civil Rights Act banned discrimination based on membership in five protected classes: race, religion, color, ethnic origin, and sex.
At least as it applies to employment law, there is no bar to discrimination based on politics.
I expect that the management of a restaurant may also discriminate based on politics, all things being equal.
Purely out of curiosity, and entirely off topic, is it really true that simply finding cigarette butts in some part of a restaurant in NY is taken to be proof of violating the smoking ban, leading to hefty fines?
I thought I read that somewhere...
Gee, isn't that descrimination?
It's a 'Rat restaurant and they just pissed off any Republicans or normal human being who might have gone there before?
What did the SS agents do?
You can send a complaint to the NY City Commission on Human Rights for discrimination:
The "Massive" SS agents don't ring true.
Just get them to get the word of mouth out NOT to eat there and tell everyone they know, their dad knows, their family knows, friends, etc. Word of mouth is a strong thing for a business, it can help you or it can kill you.
What p***es me off is how much support we gave NYC after the 9/11/01 attacks. (we meaning, the Bushes and Red Staters)
Won't get fooled again...
I say "Close 'em down, close 'em down". There must be
something besides discrimination they are in violation of.
Can this be verified? It would be helpful if someone in that area could check on this story.
Not in NYC. And not in places like that. It takes a very specific type of word of mouth to kill a place.
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I just applied for head jerk!
Ya up for a "water date"?? LOL!
I'd say the "4 years" quip qualifies this for the hate crime adder.
"What p***es me off is how much support we gave NYC after the 9/11/01 attacks."
Yeah, but look at France, we did so much for them and they don't return the favor.
Roll eyes, shake head, pull out Uzi and ask again, nicely, for a table?
It wouldn't be my tongue I'd be flipping to the media.
(Okay, I have no class)
"It takes a very specific type of word of mouth to kill a place."
Well get them to use that "specific" type of word of mouth to kill that place lol. ;)
To treat the presidents daughters in that manner shows they are very petty people.
Can I just say...LOW CLAS SCUM !
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