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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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To: libertylass

Actually, discrimination on the basis of politics is lawful. It was ruled so in a case out of MA in 2000 when a Republican was fired from his job for supporting W by his rabidly Democrat bosses. The court ruled that there are no laws forbidding political discrimination and the ruling still stands. I think all Republican bosses ought to hire good Republicans and fire Democrats. They hate business, especially corportations, so this ought not upset them too much.


301 posted on 11/19/2004 5:59:24 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: conserv13
I just got off the phone with their manager.. "I've heard the rumor, and it is total BS. It's someones pipe-dream Carlo, I swear it never happened".

This is a newer spot on Lower East Side, and they said they don't take reservations for a group smaller than 6, but he always gets a call or a visit before any security problem notables arrive, (this is standard for popular spots, I know from personal experience) he would have been told of the Presidents kids where on the way and no call or visit happened..

This is an urban myth in the making.. Of course I wasn't there but it sounded fishy to me, because this wouldn't be a wise move at all, no matter where it is. I believe him.

302 posted on 11/19/2004 6:01:06 PM PST by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: jpf
asking them to page Seymour Butts?

Or page Phil McKracken.

303 posted on 11/19/2004 6:06:42 PM PST by budwiesest (From each, according to his ability, to each, according to his ability.)
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To: Hildy

yes. no doubt in my mind.


304 posted on 11/19/2004 6:13:49 PM PST by phxaz (no more money nyc. none.)
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To: conserv13

They can come over to my humble little home and I can cook 'em up some of the finest meals I can find on the outstanding FReeper recipe threads.

Anytime.


305 posted on 11/19/2004 6:15:57 PM PST by RandallFlagg (FReepers, Do NOT let the voter fraud stories die!!!! (Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name))
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To: carlo3b

"I just got off the phone with their manager.. "I've heard the rumor, and it is total BS. It's someones pipe-dream Carlo, I swear it never happened"."

good work. yeah, the lower east side is much too civilized for this to be true. Just wouldn't happen.


306 posted on 11/19/2004 6:22:00 PM PST by orangelobster
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To: finnigan2
In NY, everything republican is profane and unwelcome.

If you are a lib then no matter you're a murderer, a traitor, a liar, a molester, a rap artist who fires off his gun in a crowded club.......you're welcome.

307 posted on 11/19/2004 6:22:20 PM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

GOOD FOR YOU! Sephora has much nicer people working there anyway...


308 posted on 11/19/2004 6:23:11 PM PST by Hand em their arse
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To: firebrand

I used to love Pancho Villas on 1st Avenue. Is it still there?


309 posted on 11/19/2004 6:32:18 PM PST by TaxRelief
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To: shiva

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

Or worse!


310 posted on 11/19/2004 6:40:58 PM PST by mupcat
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To: firebrand

There used to be a fairly good TexMex on 46th, between 2nd and 3rd. Of course that was 24 years ago. Now that I'm back living in San Antonio, my problems center more around Greenpoint style Polish food. Especially kishka.


311 posted on 11/19/2004 6:41:00 PM PST by rock58seg (GLOAT!!!)
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To: ClintonBeGone
I would hope they drink better Tequelia than Jose.
312 posted on 11/19/2004 6:42:13 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: orangelobster

how come Phasz spoke to the manager and the manager said something much different.


313 posted on 11/19/2004 6:49:08 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: orangelobster

"This is in my neighborhood. I wouldn't be so sure that this isn't a publicity gimmick. I question whether this is true."

It's been years since I've been in New York, but I'd think a place that trendy and popular would require reservations, and if that's the case unless another name was used, the management would have known in advance who was coming. I'm not so sure this happened either.


314 posted on 11/19/2004 6:54:32 PM PST by mupcat
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To: KarlInOhio
Nothing like coming back to the Midwest hunting lodge after a day in the field to have some boar pâté and stuffed prunes. Yummy and very Midwestern. (Have these people ever been west of the Hudson?)

Yeah, I was about to say... The Midwest "hunting lodges" I've seen tended more towards T-bones and Budweiser.

315 posted on 11/19/2004 6:57:03 PM PST by Ichneumon
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To: mupcat
"The girls are lucky. They could have been served food with spit in it." Or worse!

I'd pay good money to be the SS agent in the kitchen.....that witnessed it... The perp would pay....boy would he pay....

316 posted on 11/19/2004 6:58:08 PM PST by cbkaty
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To: conserv13

I'm in a blue zone on a business trip at the moment. This is a dark and strange place - I do believe this, actually - while most people appear to me to just be carrying on with life as per usual, there are signs and hints of people choking on their sour grapes. I have been borrowing an office of someone who has a bumper sticker for "MOB" (Mothers Opposing Bush) on their corkboard. Next to my office was one with someone who still has a Kerry / Edwards sticker on their board. I've gone out to dinner with people who seem to think that it's unheard of to not vote for Kerry if you're from this particular region, it's almost a matter of regional identification for some to believe what the DNC says.

It's very strange. These people criticise conservatives for being closed-minded and ignorant, yet they are adhering to narrow prejudices, some based upon area of residence. And some appear to have no limit to the lengths they will go in adhering to a bias.

Regards, Ivan


317 posted on 11/19/2004 6:59:08 PM PST by MadIvan (Gothic. Freaky. Conservative. - http://www.rightgoths.com/)
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To: KarlInOhio
Devils on Horseback--savory blue cheese-stuffed prunes wrapped with bacon.

LOL Sound's disgusting.

318 posted on 11/19/2004 7:00:27 PM PST by Petronski (Okay, so today I *am* cranky.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Urine Free in 003. too late for that slogan.

Let's be realistic: "Urine Free by '23!"

That might be doable.

319 posted on 11/19/2004 7:04:44 PM PST by Petronski (Okay, so today I *am* cranky.)
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To: Hildy

don't forget that this is the year that the dems. are outfitted in tinfoil suits. Leave the conspiracy theories to them. As a former new yorker you must realize that it would be out of character for a restaurant full of people to uniformly cheer about anything and then have a round of drinks to celebrate. just doesn't happen.


320 posted on 11/19/2004 7:06:52 PM PST by orangelobster
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To: conserv13

Wow, the idle rich can't get a seat in a plush restaraunt.

It's a Constitutional crisis.


322 posted on 11/19/2004 7:14:28 PM PST by primeval patriot (I'll stay in Cowtown, I'll stick around)
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To: rock58seg

A cream-cheese and raisin tortilla?



LOL


323 posted on 11/19/2004 7:19:10 PM PST by Petronski (Okay, so today I *am* cranky.)
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To: Prime Choice

Go up to the maitre 'd and request a table and while he's checking to see if one availible loudly proclaim "IS THAT A ROACH RUNNING ACROSS THE FLOOR... Ohh MY GOSH IT IS"


324 posted on 11/19/2004 7:20:10 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: nutmeg

I don't believe it. Even a liberal can't be so stupid to jeopardize his/her business that way. But then again, liberals aren't that smart.


325 posted on 11/19/2004 7:20:40 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: phxaz

Point?


326 posted on 11/19/2004 7:42:42 PM PST by TankerKC (R.I.P. Spc Trevor A. Win'E American Hero)
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To: All

What is someone reported finding a roach or rodent hair in their food at Freemans...hint, hint, hint


327 posted on 11/19/2004 7:48:18 PM PST by PatriotBill
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To: temporarily_drawn_in

"A lot of you just don't get it.

The Bush twins are desperately trying to be cool. This is why Jenna interned at a Hollywood management firm, partied with Ashton Kutcher, and they both hit the hippest places in Manhattan several times a year: Bungalow 8, Suite 16, Carbon, the list goes on and on...

As most of these places cater to liberals, it is well within expectation that they would get denied at some point.

I'm sure they've brushed it off - and will try another place tonight or tomorrow.

Probably En. They so do love it here..."

Welcome to FR temporarily_drawn_in since Nov. 20, 2004.

So are we to assume you're just temporarily here?


328 posted on 11/19/2004 7:55:05 PM PST by mplsconservative (Old media = lies. New media = truth.)
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To: Hildy

mgr said the bush girl's friends entered the restaurant to inquire for a table, not the girls themselves.


329 posted on 11/19/2004 7:57:03 PM PST by phxaz (no more money nyc. none.)
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To: phxaz

So the offensive remarks were said to the friends, not to Jenna and Barbara?


330 posted on 11/19/2004 8:03:58 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: Howlin

I can't believe this thread now has over 330 replies. :)


331 posted on 11/19/2004 8:12:05 PM PST by ClintonBeGone (Sometimes it's OK for even a Wolverine to root for a Buckeye win.)
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To: ClintonBeGone

I can't believe any restaurant manager would be so stupid. It would be great to find out who the money is behind this restaurant.


332 posted on 11/19/2004 8:14:51 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: wtc911

Too harsh maybe, but they overwhelmingly voted Kerry didn't they? If this story is false, I will retract this statement.

BTW, we gave a lot of money to the Red Cross for the families of 9/11 ; money we really couldn't afford to give,but did anyways. So, what did you do?


333 posted on 11/19/2004 8:16:03 PM PST by vrwcagent0498 (Mark Levin and Ann Coulter are my patron saints.)
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To: conserv13

I'VE BEEN DUPED !!!!!!!!!

The restaurant just called my cell phone (that's the # i left with them) about my "reservation" tomorrow and said they "have a party coming in tomorrow night" (whatever the hell that means) but i can still save reservation if i leave them a credit card number.

THEY ARE ONTO US :(


334 posted on 11/19/2004 8:17:47 PM PST by zwerni (has Dan Rather conceded yet? Or is he still looking for a combination that will get kerry the win?)
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To: conserv13

This story stinks like 3 day-old fish.

Any resaurateur in Manhattan would give his right arm to have the glamorous Bush girls stop in for a meal and a drink.

Think of the free publicity--worth thousands!

If the manager did diss the Glam Girls, he should be fired on the spot for sheer stupidity.

And NOBODY buys rounds in NYC restaurants--at least not since Jackie Gleason died.


335 posted on 11/19/2004 8:26:52 PM PST by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: Palladin
And NOBODY buys rounds in NYC restaurants--at least not since Jackie Gleason died.

I guess you haven't been in NYC since that time, because that is not true.

Witnessed the bartender in a pub in that area buy a round last night.

336 posted on 11/19/2004 8:31:42 PM PST by FightinFederalist
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To: temporarily_drawn_in
A lot of you just don't get it. The Bush twins are desperately trying to be cool. This is why Jenna interned at a Hollywood management firm, partied with Ashton Kutcher, and they both hit the hippest places in Manhattan several times a year: Bungalow 8, Suite 16, Carbon, the list goes on and on... As most of these places cater to liberals, it is well within expectation that they would get denied at some point. I'm sure they've brushed it off - and will try another place tonight or tomorrow. Probably En. They so do love it here...

So true...

I heard a story in which they tried to get into the Gaslight Lounge one night, but the guard wouldn't let them in because it was too crowded.

And why are you temporarily here?

337 posted on 11/19/2004 8:35:25 PM PST by FightinFederalist
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To: orangelobster
it would be out of character for a restaurant full of people to uniformly cheer about anything and then have a round of drinks to celebrate. just doesn't happen.

Nope, it doesn't. Sounds much more like the sour-grapes wishful thinking of yet another deranged Dem.

338 posted on 11/19/2004 8:35:42 PM PST by browardchad
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To: Hildy
that is the inference he made. he said they turned away two parties of 4 right before they turned away the bush party and another party of 4 right after. i suggested he would have found seating for ted danson, al franken and dates, or any other leftie celebs. he then said the twins friends were actually the ones who inquired.. as if that were pertinent. i responded ted and al might have front people to check out the place, didnt he know?

apparently none of us here were there. and i wouldnt bet my life.. but anyone who would have heard our conversation would know as i do that the mgrs lips said no but his eyes said yes. he really didnt try to hide it.. we both spoke of the incident as if it were in fact true. i cant relate all the back and forth and wiggles and intonations of the conversation. that would be complicated beyond my writing skills so i dont mind if some doubt my conclusion.

but if you cant believe my judgment ask this: the mgr told me, as many on this thread reported, at first they were only responding to calls with a "no comment". "no comment" isnt an appropriate answer to a question regarding something that didnt happen. if someone asked me if i were an accomplice of o.j. simpson the night he killed his wife i sure wouldnt say "no comment", lol. perhaps the "no comment" was the default before the manager called the owner and was instructed to deny they rudeness occured. but that is just my speculation

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339 posted on 11/19/2004 8:43:16 PM PST by phxaz (no more money nyc. none.)
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To: conserv13

This better not be true.


340 posted on 11/19/2004 8:45:59 PM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations President Bush! Four more years!)
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To: phxaz

this lib board has been getting a lot of heat from Freepers: http://www.thomasjlang.com/archives/000348.html


341 posted on 11/19/2004 8:46:02 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: phxaz

if this was making liberals angry, this restrant fax would be recieving a plain sheet of black paper.

-DNS on their website.

-health department complaints (bribes can get expensive)

-networks doing health/cleanliness tabloid type stories.

-ACLU jumping to the rescue.


and not one liberal would give the restraunt business or money.


342 posted on 11/19/2004 8:57:29 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: sitetest
I expect that the management of a restaurant may also discriminate based on politics, all things being equal.

But democrats tell us that Republicans are all dangerous evangelical Christian fanatics. At least that's what I keep hearing from the left. This "fact" alone brings the restaurant's actions under scrutiny of the Civil Rights Act.

Oh, wait, I forgot that conservatives can't be discriminated against. Just ask the ACLU.

343 posted on 11/19/2004 9:03:15 PM PST by Colorado Doug
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To: Prime Choice

Another example of classy behavior by residents of the City of Ingrates.


344 posted on 11/19/2004 9:23:44 PM PST by Bushbacker (ttlGe)
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To: conserv13

Its Time for for some Freeper Blues Brothers to Dine.


345 posted on 11/19/2004 9:26:09 PM PST by april15Bendovr
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To: vrwcagent0498
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...


WRONG! We don't give to get!! We give by compassion, and that was needed at 9/11!!!
346 posted on 11/19/2004 9:26:22 PM PST by danamco
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To: Repub4bush
"I think all of us Freepers in the area should make reservations on a given date. Everyone arrive about 15-30 minutes apart. The last couple arriving make a loud scene. Like: "Honey isn't this where the Bush twins were turned away recently?" At which point all Freeper diners get up and leave."

Great idea....also have the next wave waiting in line outside the restaurant for the next sitting ....to be repeated!

347 posted on 11/19/2004 9:37:02 PM PST by TheLion
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To: yankeedame

Hey, just let loose a bag of bugs and watch the patrons scream....lol


348 posted on 11/19/2004 9:39:54 PM PST by TheLion
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To: danamco

Yawn.

Like France? Maybe asking for a little bit of respect (in this case, President's family) is too much to ask for...


349 posted on 11/19/2004 10:14:07 PM PST by vrwcagent0498 (Mark Levin and Ann Coulter are my patron saints.)
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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.

At least as it applies to employment law, there is no bar to discrimination based on politics.


As I speculated, it could be interpreted as discrimination based upon religion since they believe we're all religious idiots.
350 posted on 11/19/2004 10:22:01 PM PST by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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