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Sausage or pepperoni? Pizza Hut offers free pies for life to the voter who asks the question
NY Daily News ^ | 10/9/12 | Kiriten A. Lee

Posted on 10/09/2012 2:00:41 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

The crucial question must be asked of President Obama and Mitt Romney during the live telecast of next week's town hall-style debate at Hofstra University.

Is “sausage or pepperoni” the new “boxers or briefs”?

Pizza Hut is offering free pies for life to the brave voter who asks the White House contenders which of the two favorite toppings they prefer during the next presidential debate.

"We recognize there are a lot of serious issues to be debated, but we also know a lot less serious — but no less important — ones are being discussed every night inside houses across the country," Pizza Hut executive Kurt Kane said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: cookery; pizza; restaurants
Some idiot will do this I'm sure.
1 posted on 10/09/2012 2:00:47 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks
"Some idiot will do this I'm sure."

Hell, I'd do it.

2 posted on 10/09/2012 2:02:17 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Romney should make it a talking point; some people are so hungry in Obama’s economy they would waste a debate question.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 2:02:17 PM PDT by 92nina
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Winning this would be a punishment for me.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 2:02:33 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Do they use PORK sausage and pepperoni? That could make Obama a litle uncomfortable.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 2:11:12 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

President Obama, sausage or schnauzer?


6 posted on 10/09/2012 2:12:03 PM PDT by radioactivereb ("I'm tryin' to think but nothin' happens!"-Curly Howard)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

This is extremely tacky and contemptible for big business, and deserving of mockery and condemnation.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 2:12:11 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: trisham

I was a manager for Pizza Hut in the early to mid-80’s. The pizza was actually good quality then. Now, it’s some strange faux cheese and frozen dough. Absolutely terrible.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 2:12:11 PM PDT by macrahanish #1
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Do I have to pick Pizza Hut?


9 posted on 10/09/2012 2:13:14 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Clint N. Suhks

There’s got to be a clever way to incorporate it into a substantial question. If sausage were to represent X and pepperoni Y, would you prefer more sausage or more pepperoni in slicing up your tax pizza pie?


10 posted on 10/09/2012 2:17:21 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ansel12

Why?


11 posted on 10/09/2012 2:17:55 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Clint N. Suhks

A lifetime of pizza from Pizza Hut is more of a punishment than a reward! (BARF!)


12 posted on 10/09/2012 2:18:58 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Maybe somebody could ask Obama if he’s even READ the 3,000 pages of the Obamacare bill. I’d like to see him answer that.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 2:21:51 PM PDT by Argus
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To: macrahanish #1

Dominos just came out with a fresh dough, fresh made Pizza. It’s very good!


14 posted on 10/09/2012 2:22:30 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: macrahanish #1

It is the worst pizza I’ve ever eaten. The best pizza I’ve ever had is from The Cape Cod Cafe in Brockton, MA. The linguica and green pepper bar pie. The second best pizza is the shrimp, cheese and green pepper, white pizza my husband makes from scratch, with a whole wheat crust. It’s a thin-crust pizza that he cooks on tiles in the oven. Delicious.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 2:24:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

I’ve never been a big fan of Dominos, but their recent ads are intriguing. One thing about living in Massachusetts is that we have an almost limitless number of very good to excellent pizza and sub shops, so the competition is fierce.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 2:28:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

First off, the answer is pepperoni.

But secondly, I wouldn’t even want this, I’m trying to stay healthy, and pizza hut is so far from that...also, it doesn’t taste good, it’s greasy, it smells greasy, and it’s nothing like a thin crust pizza from a fine New York style pizzeria.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 2:28:52 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: trisham
The best pizza I’ve ever had is from The Cape Cod Cafe in Brockton, MA. The linguica and green pepper bar pie. The second best pizza is the shrimp, cheese and green pepper, white pizza my husband makes from scratch, with a whole wheat crust. It’s a thin-crust pizza that he cooks on tiles in the oven. Delicious.

Don't get to the Bay State very often, but if I'm in Brockton at dinnertime, I now know where to eat.

My favorite pizza is found at Lomeli's in Brea, Calif.

18 posted on 10/09/2012 2:30:25 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Rumor has it that 0bama likes sausage, if you know what I mean.
19 posted on 10/09/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Fiji Hill

What a lovely, cozy little restaurant! Thank you. :)


20 posted on 10/09/2012 2:40:33 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: macrahanish #1

Late 70s and early 80s Pizza Hut was some of the best.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 2:41:33 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
From the article--The crucial question must be asked of President Obama and Mitt Romney during the live telecast of next week's town hall-style debate at Hofstra University.

This is big business, a massive corporation, and they are seeding the public hoping that someone is unstable enough to give them this cheap shot, which translates to millions of dollars of advertising to them.

This is an assault on the dignity of the presidential election and of the American nation, done as merely a business decision, it is extremely tacky and exploitative, a profit over anything, business decision.

22 posted on 10/09/2012 2:44:26 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Pepperoni is a spicy Italian-American variety of salami (a dry sausage) usually made from cured pork and beef.

Since Sausage and Pepperoni are both Sausagae (Eyetalian pronounciation) The answer is ......

MY Pizza is the best pizza I have ever had!

23 posted on 10/09/2012 2:46:04 PM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Sausage or pepperoni?

Thanks to 0bama you can't have both.

24 posted on 10/09/2012 2:48:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Obama will have his pizza sprinkled with mush chooms, magic oregano and pixie dust.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 2:55:17 PM PDT by dancusa (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceburg again.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48
Dominos just came out with a fresh dough, fresh made Pizza. It’s very good!

I tried it this week myself. I was so impressed that I wrote a letter to them commending the product. I don't order pizza frequently, but this was by far the best pizza that I have had in many years.

26 posted on 10/09/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The larger question on everyone’s mind: Why can’t the rubes use EBT at Pizza Hut? We could call them ObamaPies.


27 posted on 10/09/2012 2:58:05 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

But...But...I don’t LIKE Pizza Hut pizzas!

(and isn’t pepperoni a sausage?}


28 posted on 10/09/2012 2:58:44 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: ansel12
..."which translates to millions of dollars of advertising to them."

That right there is the entire point. This is business in action. As far the dignity of the presidential election...Since that clown Obama is running, there is no dignity anyway.

It may be a somewhat tacky, but like I said, this is business. And if some enterprising citizen wishes to take them up on the offer, so much the better.

And why is everybody ragging on pizza hut's pizza? Its good enough for my simple palate. I like pepperoni, but I'll take sausage too.

29 posted on 10/09/2012 3:00:45 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

It is irresponsible, exploitative business.

They are sending out signals hoping for someone unstable enough to disrupt the nations presidential debate on national television to score profits.

This is an anti-American stunt, for corporate profits.

As a supposed conservative, you know that money isn’t everything, and that patriotism and America matters more, you may even be able to realize that if this had happened in the first debate, it may have diluted the massive political effect of the debate on the public and in changing the polls.

Welcome to freerepublic.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 3:15:07 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12
You raise a good point regarding if this had happened in the first debate. But at the same time, stupid questions always come up during the townhall-style debate, eg whats your favorite color, what will you do to help ME pay for my cable, etc. At least this question has some business calculations behind it, and if asked it is unlikely to have the effect that it would have had in the first debate.

Because this type of debate (at this level) is practically geared towards inane questions.

31 posted on 10/09/2012 3:36:46 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I’ll boycott a company that tries to disrupt my nation’s presidential debate for a cheap advertising stunt, you can keep praising gold without conscience, as much as you want.


32 posted on 10/09/2012 3:46:47 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12
Certainly some actions on the part of business are inexcusable, but I would hardly consider this to be "without conscience."

Either way, it appears we are at an impasse. I respect your opinion nonetheless.

33 posted on 10/09/2012 3:52:17 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Why do we have to choose? You can get both at Pizza Hut right now! (This post brought to you by the Piazza Hut corporation of America)


34 posted on 10/09/2012 3:54:36 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: ansel12

I think debates themselves are undeniably tacit and the campaign process as a whole deserving of mockery. If you wanna argue the stakes are serious, well, then why are we deciding on the basis of a few hours of dueling soundbites? We can’t be very serious about it. So what’s a little frivolity on top of the unseriousness?


35 posted on 10/09/2012 3:57:55 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: ansel12

tacit = tacky


36 posted on 10/09/2012 4:00:07 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane
This isn't about frivolity, it is a cold blooded business decision to disrupt the debate for guerrilla advertising, by a giant corporation.
37 posted on 10/09/2012 4:01:36 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Tublecane
tacit = tacky

For me the spelling challenge was to use the word tacky, instead of cheesy.

38 posted on 10/09/2012 4:04:05 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I consider this management decision without conscience, I would be taking a closer look at the kind of manager that considered this a respectable, responsible, corporate action.


39 posted on 10/09/2012 4:07:19 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

“Cold blooded”? I don’t get it. They’re not encouraging people to assassinate Obama/Romney and shout “Semper Pizza Hut!”

No, you’re changing your argument. It was about pulling a solemn occasion into the mud if filthy lucre. It was not a coldblooded but a “tacky” move. Well, debates are tacky on their own. I ‘m not saying the audience should start mooning the candidates or every question should be a put-on, but come on. What’s a little frivolity on top of frivolity in a world where we once asked a president about his underwear?


40 posted on 10/09/2012 4:07:49 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: ansel12

“Cheesy” or not cheesy would have more to do in my mind with whether you want to make a bad pun (get it?).


41 posted on 10/09/2012 4:10:20 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

I’m not changing anything, and even if you find election debates “tacky” which is a weird enough view for someone dedicated to elections and politics, it still has nothing to do with a corporation making a “cold blooded” or “emotionless”, or a “clear-eyed” or a “planned, calculated” business decision to attempt to disrupt the national debate in front of 50 or 60 million viewers for free guerrilla advertising.

This isn’t frivolity by an individual, or something spontaneous, this is a corporate business decision.


42 posted on 10/09/2012 4:29:11 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

You say you didn’t change anything, but anyone interested can look it up and see that you originally called the move “tacky,” now say tackiness doesn’t matter, and prefer to use loaded terms like “coldblooded.” You, sir or madams, are an argumentative cheater.

By the way, why is it “weird” to think elections and politics are serious but debates aren’t? Am I obligated to care about endless repitition in stump speeches, spin doctoring on MSM shows, glittering generalities at the conventions, and everything else we occupy ourselves with to avoid thinking about reality outside the game?


43 posted on 10/09/2012 4:38:20 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

Good lord man, many words describe it, it is tacky just like I said, I also called it “an anti-American stunt”,”this cheap shot”, “an assault”, “extremely tacky and exploitative”, “cold blooded”, “emotionless”, “clear-eyed”,“planned, calculated”.

I haven’t changed anything, and as I said, it is not about “frivolity” This isn’t frivolity by an individual, or something spontaneous, this is a corporate business decision.


44 posted on 10/09/2012 5:21:01 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: macrahanish #1
I was a manager for Pizza Hut in the early to mid-80’s. The pizza was actually good quality then.

Adjusted for inflation the price of a 1980s pizza would be $40. Most customers today want cheap, not good. Quality will come back in fashion some day.

45 posted on 10/09/2012 5:35:40 PM PDT by Reeses
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