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NYC Restaurant refuses to serve Bush twins.
Gawker.com ^ | 11.19.04 | Gawker.com

Posted on 11/19/2004 2:32:58 PM PST by conserv13

Edited 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.]...


Admin Note:

Received forwarded message from info@freemansrestaurant.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.


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KEYWORDS: bogustale; bushtwins; bushwa; fabrication; freemans; lyingdemlosers; rudenyers; totallybogus; urbanlegend
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To: Hildy
Freeman Alley New York, NY 10002 Cross Street: Rivington Street Phone: (212) 420-0012

I called and asked for verification or denial of this story and was told they would not comment. The hostess who answered did say that " the customer knows". The manager said that "due to privacy concerns they will not comment upon anyone's visit there".

151 posted on 11/19/2004 3:26:18 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (God bless the Swift Boat Vets!)
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To: eleni121

The restaurant owner:

http://www.taavosomer.com/main.html


152 posted on 11/19/2004 3:26:42 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: TankerKC
I'm not going to take a report seriously when the editor has to ad a not like that. What is the Gawker anyway?

I agree that it sounds like wishful thinking by some adolescent Dim.

"Sightings are sent in by readers; send yours to tips@gawker.com"

They print anything that anyone sends in, if it fits their agenda without attempting to verify.
153 posted on 11/19/2004 3:26:50 PM PST by jimthewiz (California conservative in a bright red county)
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To: sitetest

A lot of cities have their own civil rights laws which are broader than federal law, and political affiliation is often a protected category in those cities.


154 posted on 11/19/2004 3:27:28 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: conserv13; Hildy



Spotted on the 16th,
but NOT posted on that web chat room
til the 19th?

Not buying this one.


155 posted on 11/19/2004 3:27:48 PM PST by onyx
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To: conserv13

One restaurant I wont be going to in NYC..


156 posted on 11/19/2004 3:28:01 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: libertylass
however the comment that they are busy for the next four years constitutes discrimination based on political affiliation

Absolutely. But that's not illegal, nor should it be in my opinion. Freedom of association and all that. Unlike the left, we shouldn't need to run to the all-powerful government when somebody does something we don't like.

157 posted on 11/19/2004 3:28:03 PM PST by ThinkDifferent (A plan is not a litany of complaints)
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To: jigsaw

If this had happened to Chelsea at some Republican owned Restaurant in Dallas, it would have been splashed all over the news, AP would have seen to that another example of Republican rudeness.

What is really nice is the fact that if this story about Bushes daughters is true it will get just as much publicity; Because the days of the media concealing the abuse of conservatives or religious people is over.

Also I have been happily surprised about how often the left wing perpetrators have had to back down and offer up apologies when their misdeeds are exposed.


158 posted on 11/19/2004 3:28:04 PM PST by Jonah Johansen
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To: Hildy

I agree..but if it is true wouldn't it be ironic if a ton of people made reservations to this place on a Friday or Saturday night or even on Thanksgiving then they all came down with a bug just a few hours before their reservation and didn't show up???


159 posted on 11/19/2004 3:28:15 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Talon56

Freeman's, owned by first-time restaurateurs William Tigertt and Taavo Somer...

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&cid=elliot&sid=aHItjjkpIAYI


160 posted on 11/19/2004 3:28:39 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

There's a place to post "user reviews" on their site. How 'bout it folks?


161 posted on 11/19/2004 3:29:31 PM PST by sarasota
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To: God luvs America

Looks like alot of Freepers have posted their opinions about right on the Gawker website. Some of them are fantastic!


162 posted on 11/19/2004 3:29:49 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: All

You guys are nuts making outrageous comments and "threats" over something that is rumor only. We have greater things to accomplish than to give our ideological opponents a hissy-fit that validates their skewed opinions of us to begin with.


163 posted on 11/19/2004 3:30:36 PM PST by Rebelbase (Indiscriminate reprisals strengthen the terrorists. Targeted ones weaken them. Aim is everything.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Dear Steve_Seattle,

Yes, I know, as well as states. As an example, federal law does not protect against discrimination based on sexual preference. It isn't a violation of the Civil Rights Act to discriminate against homosexuals.

But my own state, Maryland, proscribes just that.

My comment was that I didn't see a claim based on the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 or other related federal laws.


sitetest


164 posted on 11/19/2004 3:31:20 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: conserv13

Freemans phone number is: 212-420-0012 -- I talked to the manager he said "I can't comment". I think this place needs Freeping?


165 posted on 11/19/2004 3:31:32 PM PST by vortigern
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To: weenie

Thanks weenie! I love learning "new" words... and Apocryphal is new to my lexicon anyway! BTW I agree with you....


166 posted on 11/19/2004 3:32:01 PM PST by teledude
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To: onyx

WHERE ARE YOU? You keep popping up on threads but never respond to my questions. You're like Kilroy!


167 posted on 11/19/2004 3:32:09 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: KarlInOhio

Must be a Midwest hunting lodge that the Heinz Kerrys frequent.


168 posted on 11/19/2004 3:32:50 PM PST by sarasota
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To: Talon56

The reviews already there by actual diners weren't very good. Sounds like their service isn't very good.


169 posted on 11/19/2004 3:33:11 PM PST by valleygal
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To: teledude

I picked it up about 5 years ago...good word for the Kerry candidacy...


171 posted on 11/19/2004 3:36:16 PM PST by weenie ("A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants." -- Churchill)
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To: wewon

Paging Mr. Jack Hauff.


172 posted on 11/19/2004 3:37:12 PM PST by sarasota
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To: jimbo123

Are you saying the website is the creation of the owner?

Or what? I must have missed something...Apart from some poorly done (and trite) photos and nihilistic jargon, there is nothing there, there.


173 posted on 11/19/2004 3:38:04 PM PST by eleni121 (NO more reaching out!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Yeah, if it were me, I'd get the hell out of Dodge. If I were them, I'd head back to a good restaurant in Texas!


175 posted on 11/19/2004 3:41:11 PM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: God luvs America

Yes, they named the Restaurant,(FREEMANS) what do you think we're talking about?


176 posted on 11/19/2004 3:41:25 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: finnman69

I see that they have customer reviews...for those Freepers who are geographically challenged.


177 posted on 11/19/2004 3:41:46 PM PST by giotto
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To: conserv13

The girls are lucky. They could have been served food with spit in it.


179 posted on 11/19/2004 3:43:25 PM PST by shiva
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Sounds like verification to me.


180 posted on 11/19/2004 3:43:46 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: PhiKapMom
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!


As an Oklahoman that wishes Oklahoma could find a reason for existence or validation beyond OU football, if what you report is true, that was not a proud day for Oklahoma or Nebraska. Brokaw is the only MSM anchor that comes close to getting things right. He certainly got things right about the WWII Generation.

I love to sleep all day on Saturdays, holding my wife of 26 years, oblivious to OU, OSU, or TU football. It's wonderful.

One "OU Magic" moment for me was in the late '80s. My boss who, along with his young sons, always wore "Crimson & Cream" every fall Saturday, joked about the scandal of co-ed rape in the athletic dorm. "He must have split her open", he said. This was the same time OU athletes/criminals were firing weapons indiscriminately from the athletic dorm in Norman.

Remember those hallowed days? The fall of "COACH/GOD 'S'"??

I'm raising girls, and don't worship these "folks".
181 posted on 11/19/2004 3:44:22 PM PST by CaptSkip
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To: Rebelbase
You guys are nuts making outrageous comments and "threats" over something that is rumor only. We have greater things to accomplish than to give our ideological opponents a hissy-fit that validates their skewed opinions of us to begin with.

Agreed. There are many battles to face. This isn't one worth fighting.

And those that call the place have too much time on their hands.

182 posted on 11/19/2004 3:44:30 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("...don't you fill me up with your rules, cause everybody knows that smoking ain't allowed in (bars))
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To: TexasGreg

The two of them are welcome at my home ... especially the one with the darker hair.


183 posted on 11/19/2004 3:45:01 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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To: Beelzebubba

I saw a pair of them one time escorting Janet Reno walking on Shelter Island in San Diego. They were small and unobtrusive and it didn't even occur to me that they were SS until long after they had walked past. They don't try to look like muscle. But I wouldn't want to show up on their radar as a threat!

Reno smiled at our kids.


185 posted on 11/19/2004 3:45:50 PM PST by SBprone
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To: PhiKapMom

I'm thrilled to hear that. That along with the election results should be quite humbling to the MSM.


186 posted on 11/19/2004 3:46:03 PM PST by ruthles
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To: EdReform

I bet that the Secret Service Agents were glad that the Bush Twins were refused service at this place.


187 posted on 11/19/2004 3:47:45 PM PST by Grampa Dave (FNC/ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps are the Rathering Fraudcasters of America!)
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To: conserv13

Does anyone know about Jenna Bush's political leanings? I know her, but I never discussed politics with her. Well, I did talk about 9/11 and the World Trade Center.


188 posted on 11/19/2004 3:50:34 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud rabbit hater and killer)
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To: gopwinsin04
There are probably a few other conservatives that "used" to

eat there lets make sure they don't any more, why are the

girls even fooling around in New York, Texas is a much

better place to be in the Winter.
189 posted on 11/19/2004 3:51:43 PM PST by rodguy911 ( President Reagan---all the rest.)
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To: Paul Atreides
"smashed potatoes."

i've been noticing it too... it's so not new... we've been saying "smashed potatoes" for eons in our family...

190 posted on 11/19/2004 3:52:49 PM PST by latina4dubya
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To: Ptarmigan

I read an older People mag interview with the whole family. The girls both say they're not that political.

Barbara said her dad's "cute...especially when he wears T-shirts and jeans, then he's the cutest." LOL


191 posted on 11/19/2004 3:54:45 PM PST by valleygal
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To: conserv13

Now if these had been Al Sharpton or Jesse Jacksons kids.....


192 posted on 11/19/2004 3:55:59 PM PST by taxesareforever
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To: conserv13
NYC Restaurant refuses to serve Bush twins.

What would he serve them with, broccoli and stuffing?

193 posted on 11/19/2004 3:56:46 PM PST by gortklattu (check out thotline dot com)
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To: durasell
They always ask for a callback number, and a chic place actually will call the day of the reservation. They also keep a tally of names and numbers that stiff them on reservations.

One way to get noticed is to make a res and then call in a day or two to apologetically cancel. This type of behavior is appreciated by owners who lose bucks holding tables for no shows.

The owner BTW was rude and thoroughly uncool, but Manhattan hot spots are and have been known for these traits. A famous story about Josephine Baker, Walter Winchell, and 21 tells a lot about NYC chic.

194 posted on 11/19/2004 3:57:00 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: vrwcagent0498

Won't get fooled again...

You can d@$mn sure bet on that, their s$%is in the wind next time.


195 posted on 11/19/2004 3:57:20 PM PST by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: valleygal

I figure that. Never talked politics with them anyways.


196 posted on 11/19/2004 3:59:39 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud rabbit hater and killer)
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To: Tempest

"You should also tell them that the food and service is lousy. We could start a miny urban legend about the place."

What the hell is wrong with me? I just don't see the point of smearing and slandering a restaurant for any reason.

You guys are psycho.


197 posted on 11/19/2004 4:00:01 PM PST by Rebelbase (Indiscriminate reprisals strengthen the terrorists. Targeted ones weaken them. Aim is everything.)
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To: sitetest
The 1964 Civil Rights Act banned discrimination based on membership in five protected classes: race, religion, color, ethnic origin, and sex.

I was born Republican, and I'm guessing that the Bush twins were, too. Doesn't that count as ethnic origin?

198 posted on 11/19/2004 4:00:16 PM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Patriotism is patriotic.)
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To: katdawg

Maybe Bloomberg can send unforgiving health inspecters there for a spot inspection.


199 posted on 11/19/2004 4:00:43 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (You can drive from coast to coast and never pass through a single county won by Kerry.)
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To: Eepsy
Purely out of curiosity, and entirely off topic...

Why yes...yes it is! As is a health and safety inspector finding a burning cigarette in the bathroom stalls. It may also be multiple fines for each occurance depending on the nature of the violation. But who would ever turn in a reputable resturant for something so socialistically PC?
200 posted on 11/19/2004 4:00:49 PM PST by cartoonistx
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