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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]

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To: ken5050
"Close to half of all new restaurants fail in their first year of operation; 65 percent bite the dust within two years."

Think this all might be a frankly brilliant marketing ploy given the thought disorders so prevalent for so many years in "Moscow-on-the-Hudson"! But it still won't work, in all likelihood, just hold off the inevitable implosion for a few months longer.

BTW, I'd think it absolutely nuts for any major-league Republican to go dine with the 'rats right now, they're still licking their wounds! If they don't diss you like the twins, they'll probably p!$$ in your soup!

251 posted on 11/19/2004 4:59:33 PM PST by Sooth2222
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To: conserv13

Sounds like an urban legend in the making to me. I hope the Dems black little hearts are warmed by fake little stories like these, because that's all they are going to have for the next 20 years or so to warm themselves with.


252 posted on 11/19/2004 4:59:33 PM PST by puppetz
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To: TaxRelief
And we also enjoy our free speech rights to respond when "innocents" are offended.

When you find the 'innocents' let us know because the party-hardy Bush girls are far from it.

253 posted on 11/19/2004 4:59:59 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker
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To: Rebelbase

this is to make them think we are just pranksters and not dangerous.


254 posted on 11/19/2004 5:00:27 PM PST by phxaz (no more money nyc. none.)
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To: DaughterofEve
I didn't mean to impune the real Americans in NY....

But you did vote for her heinous after mr. grifter pardoned terrorists.

You see the rest of the country as somehow less honorable than you all.

255 posted on 11/19/2004 5:01:53 PM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: conserv13

BTT


256 posted on 11/19/2004 5:04:55 PM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (The only good Islamic, is a room temperature Islamic. Allah Fukedbar)
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To: Hildy

"It's been confirmed...see post #238."

Again, I think it's a publicity stunt. I live in the neighborhood and I really can't see a restaurant full of people cheering like this. For one thing, any restaurant here is going to be way too noisy for people to hear a maitre de making catty remarks and if he did make the remark, people would probably groan if they heard it. I assume it is a fairly new restaurant that came up with a gimmick to get free press, especially if this hits the MSM. Nothing sells like scandal.


257 posted on 11/19/2004 5:05:08 PM PST by orangelobster
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To: TankerKC

umm.. think. of course they dont have to. anyone knows that.


258 posted on 11/19/2004 5:07:36 PM PST by phxaz (no more money nyc. none.)
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To: Imaverygooddriver
Best part of NYC is the whining that followed the repub convention.

They complained that no one came to Broadway.

This after they announced publicly that they wanted to shut down during the convention because they hated the republicans.

Then there was complaining about no one going to the restaurants either. Of course, they welcomed the dirty scruffy protesters who bought nothing and cost the city millions.

I say.....good! You wanted to be rude and unwelcoming and you paid the price.

259 posted on 11/19/2004 5:07:55 PM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: orangelobster

I don't care how noisy the restaurant is. If the President's daughters and SS walk in the door, everyone in the restaurant is going to know.


260 posted on 11/19/2004 5:09:32 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: ClintonBeGone
[Ed: We're hearing that this is actually true.]

Ah, does that meaning that the editor, AFTER publishing it anyway, now thinks that it might, in fact, be true -- or not?

261 posted on 11/19/2004 5:10:08 PM PST by Howlin (I love the smell of mandate in the morning.)
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To: Hildy
I don't care how noisy the restaurant is. If the President's daughters and SS walk in the door, everyone in the restaurant is going to know.

Not really. They are often celebs with or without bodyguards in all places in NYC and people don't respond because they are so used to it.

262 posted on 11/19/2004 5:11:32 PM PST by temporarily_drawn_in (NYC - home to the 2004 Republican convention.)
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To: temporarily_drawn_in

Why are you defending this position so dramatically. I used to live in NY too. But this is not Sarah Jessica Parker we're talking about. It's THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTERS.


263 posted on 11/19/2004 5:13:10 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: TexasGreg

I haven't read the thread yet, but political affiliation is a long-neglected area of prejudice, which needs or does not need to be addressed depending on your view of these laws in general.


264 posted on 11/19/2004 5:14:36 PM PST by firebrand
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To: NYC GOP Chick

have you been to the Bowery lately? I drove through a couple weeks back, I was amazed, they are gentrifying the area. rows of shops going in where the bums used to gather. some trendy restaurants going in too I guess.


265 posted on 11/19/2004 5:15:06 PM PST by oceanview
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To: Hildy
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he never said "yes". but put little effort into his lies. he didnt believe them and knew i wouldnt. it was clear. mostly we talked about the lack of wisdom in the restaurants behavior. hate to say it but he was the nicest person ive spoken to on the phone in a year. last thing i told him was i wish him safety but nyc isnt getting any pity or money from me should the worst happen.

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266 posted on 11/19/2004 5:15:33 PM PST by phxaz (no more money nyc. none.)
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To: Hildy

"I don't care how noisy the restaurant is. If the President's daughters and SS walk in the door, everyone in the restaurant is going to know."

The people in this neighborhood are just not that uncivil. They enjoy playing up the crazed leftwing radical schtick for out-of-towners, especially when there is a TV crew like at the RNC convention, but I think they would be more than civil to the twins. You must understand that new yorkers would think this is a funny P.R. stunt. I wouldn't take it as true until you see it reported somewhere besides gawker or until you see a spokesman for the twins confirm it.


267 posted on 11/19/2004 5:15:45 PM PST by orangelobster
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To: OldFriend
But you did vote for her heinous after mr. grifter pardoned terrorists.

I most certainly did NOT. Let's not push the inclusion too far!

268 posted on 11/19/2004 5:15:58 PM PST by DaughterofEve (W)
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To: conserv13

this is priceless...

I NOW HAVE A "RESERVATION" FOR A PARTY OF 8 AT 9:00PM SATURDAY NIGHT.

i better bring the american express card...


269 posted on 11/19/2004 5:16:15 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: DaughterofEve
LOLOL......easy now. You know I wasn't referring to you!!!!

I sit here in NJ and wonder if there's something in the water!

You have her heinous and we are the laughing stock and known as the state of the sopranos.

270 posted on 11/19/2004 5:17:21 PM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR POWERS EQUAL TO THE TASKS)
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To: jpf

paging "JACK MEOFF"... is there a JACK MEOFF in the house? ...


271 posted on 11/19/2004 5:17:31 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: Hildy
Why are you defending this position so dramatically. I used to live in NY too. But this is not Sarah Jessica Parker we're talking about. It's THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTERS.

Exactly. I'm saying it's very possible that some or most patrons did not applaud, much less witness this - or it's untrue. orangelobster has a good point.

272 posted on 11/19/2004 5:17:48 PM PST by temporarily_drawn_in (NYC - home to the 2004 Republican convention.)
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To: conserv13

I'm NYC born & bred, and I don't believe this story for a minute.


273 posted on 11/19/2004 5:17:52 PM PST by Jim Noble (FR Iraq policy debate begins 11/3/04. Pass the word.)
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To: conserv13

The place sounds like a firetrap, the Fire Dept needs to shut it down.


274 posted on 11/19/2004 5:18:18 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: orangelobster

I'm waiting to hear what the guy who posted #238 says. He said the manager confirmed it. I just don't see this as being a very good publicity stunt. We're only talking about people at that restaurant that night, not people in the neighborhood. I can easily see how this could happen.


275 posted on 11/19/2004 5:19:41 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

private or not. you cannot discriminate ... that IS against the law.


276 posted on 11/19/2004 5:20:23 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: Jim Noble

I find it amusing that the people who are from New York are so quick to say it didn't happen. It was in one restaurant. How can you think you know what every New Yorker would do?


277 posted on 11/19/2004 5:20:43 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: orangelobster
I live in the neighborhood and I really can't see a restaurant full of people cheering like this

Only if they were out-of-towners ;-)

278 posted on 11/19/2004 5:20:53 PM PST by Jim Noble (FR Iraq policy debate begins 11/3/04. Pass the word.)
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To: Hildy
I find it amusing that the people who are from New York are so quick to say it didn't happen. It was in one restaurant. How can you think you know what every New Yorker would do?

You tawkin' ta ME?

279 posted on 11/19/2004 5:21:57 PM PST by Jim Noble (FR Iraq policy debate begins 11/3/04. Pass the word.)
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To: Jim Noble

Hey, as an ex-New Yorker I can legitimately say, YEA..I'm tawkin to you!


280 posted on 11/19/2004 5:23:25 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: phxaz

Interesting. But just to make sure, after speaking to the manager of the restaurant we are talking about you believe that this incident happened, correct?


281 posted on 11/19/2004 5:25:24 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: Alberta's Child; Conspiracy Guy; PhiKapMom; MeekOneGOP; Prime Choice; freeperfromnj
Exactly!

If you want to see what racism truly is, you need to travel down to neighborhoods like Bushwick, Red Hook, East New York, etc., where the gentrification process is starting to slowly obliterate once contiguous, minority communities and turn them into startling replicas of Greenwich Village.

It's what some of the more disreputable race hustlers in my city, e.g. Charles Barron, would characterize as "ethnic cleansing."

These lefties are the most despicable hypocrites alive. They should use some of that trust fund money they're rolling around in to buy a clue.

282 posted on 11/19/2004 5:25:31 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("I thought 'ironic' meant entirely made of iron. You're right. That story was ironic.")
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To: conserv13

Considering the source can we be sure this is true? NYC restaurants are like prostitutes--if you have money they have the time.


283 posted on 11/19/2004 5:27:33 PM PST by thathamiltonwoman
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To: KarlInOhio

I once ordered enchiladas at a Columbus Street place at about 74th street in NYC. My wife encouraged this since I am a Texan. It was foolish thing to do. It was a corn tortilla. After that it got really bad. Stuffed with cream cheese, with little dark things in it, I thought flies at first, but they were raisins. It was Godawful.


284 posted on 11/19/2004 5:28:29 PM PST by rock58seg (GLOAT!!!)
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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)

_____________________________________

Yeah, what exactly did you do?

285 posted on 11/19/2004 5:29:00 PM PST by wtc911 (W (will win) WON because God still loves America)
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To: conserv13

I wonder if the accountant has been updating their books....or the health dept. inspecting for sanitation compliance. Anyone checking the ethnicity of the staff?


286 posted on 11/19/2004 5:29:23 PM PST by pointsal
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To: conserv13
I don't believe this story for one minute. New York would welcome anyone from Adoph Hitler to Joseph Stalin if they thought that it would get them a minute of free publicity. You just have to read stories about OJ Simpson to realize that people are basically stupid when it comes to those it fawns over and those it snubs.
In New York, nothing is sacred and nothing is profane - it is all relative and nobody has any idea of what to praise or condemn. If the Bush twins walked into a restaurant, half would boo and half would clamor for autographs.
287 posted on 11/19/2004 5:31:23 PM PST by finnigan2
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Youknowwho can drink until puking and that'll serve 'em both right!


288 posted on 11/19/2004 5:33:52 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: OldFriend
I sit here in NJ and wonder if there's something in the water!

Well, now that I know you live in NJ...! Hey, can you get some more signs put up over there? . ; )

DOE

289 posted on 11/19/2004 5:37:53 PM PST by DaughterofEve (W)
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To: puppetz

No, it's real. Warm your little hands on that one.


290 posted on 11/19/2004 5:38:14 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: conserv13

This sounds totally made up.


291 posted on 11/19/2004 5:39:17 PM PST by k2blader (It is neither compassionate nor conservative to support the expansion of socialism.)
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To: rock58seg

We used to have three or four great Tex-Mex places in NYC called Caramba. Wish they were still here. Enchiladas to die for.


292 posted on 11/19/2004 5:41:19 PM PST by firebrand
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To: finnigan2

Untrue. As a one-time waiter and restaurant manager in NYC, my experience is that a host(ess) or manager with a wait list could do anything they damn well please.

The two dorks who pulled this crap were stupid about it. Also. Freeman's Alley is not that fancy a diner. Not by a long shot. Matre'd HELL!!! It's just another Lower East Side fern bar with pretentions. It's right off of the Bowery on the end of an alley off of Rivington. In the middle of the restaurant supply district in what was until recently a very seedy neighborhood.

I never ate there but I was at a gallery a door down not too long ago. I repeat, Freeman's is just another joint that's kind of nice, but it isn't hoidy-toidy fancypants and pinky out. Not by a long shot.


293 posted on 11/19/2004 5:43:59 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: conserv13
Here you go:

Other Job Positions Available: Bartender / Barista Wait Staff To apply, please email resume to: jobs@freemansrestaurant.com or fax 917-237-0893. No phone calls please

Have fun with it!

294 posted on 11/19/2004 5:44:49 PM PST by fightu4it (conquest by immigration and subversion spells the end of US.)
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To: ThinkDifferent
Really.

I believe that when a restaurant discriminates based on political affiliation and publicly humiliates while discriminating, there has to be protections against that. I will have to try and find it perhaps, but I believe that is unlawful. They would have to have cause to turn away diners for no reason other than they're the President's daughters.

295 posted on 11/19/2004 5:45:19 PM PST by libertylass
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To: struwwelpeter
...but have you seen the kitchen?

LOL!

Flush twice, it's a long way to the kitchen.

296 posted on 11/19/2004 5:46:27 PM PST by Studebaker Hawk
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To: libertylass
Yes, let's pass laws regulating behavior just like the Democrats.

Rudeness = misdemeanor = $1000.00 fine

That'll work. By the way, read post 243, I'll believe this will clarify it a bit.

298 posted on 11/19/2004 5:53:11 PM PST by temporarily_drawn_in (NYC - home to the 2004 Republican convention.)
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To: Tenacious0

I have an appreciation for high culture when free beer is involved.


299 posted on 11/19/2004 5:56:07 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: zwerni
I NOW HAVE A "RESERVATION" FOR A PARTY OF 8 AT 9:00PM SATURDAY NIGHT.

This cinches it for me. They're using this as a publicity stunt. A popular restaurant with excellent food wouldn't have openings one day away unless you were a big spending regular or a very very special customer.

300 posted on 11/19/2004 5:58:59 PM PST by Auntie Mame ("Whether you think you can or think you can't -- you are right." Henry Ford)
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