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WaPo Food Critic Blasts Conservative Restaurant Owners, Compares 'Papa John's' to Drug Cartel
NewsBusters ^ | 08/14/2012 | Ken Shepherd

Posted on 08/14/2012 1:28:32 PM PDT by DFG

"Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach?" carped Petula Dvorak as she opened her August 14 piece, "Now featuring filet o' fracas."* Gee, I dunno, Petula, maybe 1791, when the First Amendment -- you know, that pesky little document that guarantees freedom of speech and religion among other things -- was ratified.

"We've got the Papa John's pizza guys weighing in on the health-care debate, while the burger slingers out West at In-N-Out can't serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse," Dvorak carped. Later in her Metro section column, she essentially compared the pizza chain to drug-running terrorists.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dvorak; foodcritic; foodpolice; papajohns; schnatter; thealinskyway; wapo

1 posted on 08/14/2012 1:28:47 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

The lefties are loosing it.

CW-II is not far away.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 1:29:56 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: DFG
I am sure that the criticism for Ben & Jerry's can be found somewhere later in the article.
3 posted on 08/14/2012 1:31:24 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

I remember what Clinton told the owner of Godfather’s Pizza just to raise the price. He said he’d gladly pay more for pizza so that his employees can have healthcare. Apparently Clinton thinks that college kids can afford to pay the increase as well.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 1:35:05 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: fhayek

I remember what Clinton told the owner of Godfather’s Pizza just to raise the price. He said he’d gladly pay more for pizza so that his employees can have healthcare. Apparently Clinton thinks that college kids can afford to pay the increase as well.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 1:35:27 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: DFG

Do liberals think a license is required to preach in America?

What kind of country would we be if licenses were required?


6 posted on 08/14/2012 1:36:30 PM PDT by karl_from_wylie
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To: DFG
Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach?"

People who serve up junk thought do it all the time.

7 posted on 08/14/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: DFG

They’re coming undone. The show’s only going to get better between now and November. I love the smell of desperation in the morning. Smells like ... victory.

SnakeDoc


8 posted on 08/14/2012 1:37:21 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: DFG

“while the burger slingers out West at In-N-Out can’t serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse,”

Not “can’t”, sweetheart - “won’t”.

Snarky little thing, ain’t she?


9 posted on 08/14/2012 1:37:30 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: DFG

Arrogant, self-absorbed “journ-O-list” who don’t understand the rest of the First Amendment (Freedom of Press only), and who think they’re better than everyone else even while pretending to be “tolerant” et al


10 posted on 08/14/2012 1:39:01 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: Da Coyote

Well, as long as they don’t have the US Armed Forces on their side, everything will come out fine.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 1:40:28 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: DFG
They can fool themselves most of the time that their effete intellectual bi-coastal humanism is the dominant mode of thought in this country. But the numbers don't lie. Clearly the majority of America is perfectly comfortable with Chick-fil-A and Papa John's.
12 posted on 08/14/2012 1:40:52 PM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: DFG

A food critic?
STFU and go have some Arugula


13 posted on 08/14/2012 1:41:32 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: DFG

Hmmm, not a word on Taco Bell heirs hosting an Obama fundraiser.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 1:43:01 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: DFG

Where is the leftist outrage when George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, and a list of about a thousand other self-righteous minstrels preach to us? At least Papa Johns manufactures and markets a product instead of just reading a script written by a smarter person.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 1:44:23 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: DFG

Petula Dvorak

Columnist for The Washington Post, off-balance mother of two, forever searching for comfortable 4-inch heels and really good tomato soup. - Washington, DC ·

16 posted on 08/14/2012 1:45:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DFG

Why would anyone be interested in the political opinions of a food critic?


17 posted on 08/14/2012 1:45:30 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: karl_from_wylie

>>What kind of country would we be if licenses were required?

We’d be a country that takes it’s Christianity VERY seriously! Like those Chinese Christians, and those African Christians, and those Persian Christians, etc.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 1:46:33 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: DFG

Typical “Better than the great unwashed” attitude from a no talent liberal Bill Maher sexist slur.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 1:47:05 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

As my neighbor would colorfully say, “she thinks her s*** don’t stink.”


20 posted on 08/14/2012 1:47:55 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: DFG
"We've got the Papa John's pizza guys weighing in on the health-care debate, while the burger slingers out West at In-N-Out can't serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse," Dvorak carped. Later in her Metro section column, she essentially compared the pizza chain to drug-running terrorists.

I would suggest that Ms Dvorak do the same as I. I do not patronized establishments that support an ideology that I do not agree with. Each and every Friday my wife brings home a Papa John's Pizza and occasionally a Papa Murphy's Pizza. We eat pizza and drink Fireman's #4 Pale Al made by a local micro brewery. I also occasionally get a meal from Chick-F-La

I do not object to companies that support an ideology different from mine. However, I will not patronized them.

=Ms Dvorak real complaint is that we do not have a "thought police" to enforce her ideology.

George Orwell was a true visionary. He did see the future. Let us hope we can defeat what he saw. He was also horrified by what he saw. Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2012/08/14/washposts-dvorak-grouses-about-conservative-politics-fast-food-chains#ixzz23YTESjrI

21 posted on 08/14/2012 1:50:09 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: kcvl

Homely little monkey ain’t she.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 1:51:01 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: kcvl; Lazamataz

I do not think even Laz would hit it. What is the verdict Laqz?


23 posted on 08/14/2012 1:52:19 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“who don’t understand the rest of the First Amendment”

Unfortunately, The First Amendment doesn’t say, paraphrased, “Anyone gets to say whatever they want whenever they want”. It says again paraphrased, “Anyone gets to say whatever they want whenever they want...without any retribution from the gov’t”.

The “unfortunate” part is that this dimwit, whoever she is, gets to say whatever she wants, too, without interference from the gov’t and in this instance is probably in full support of her views.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 1:52:40 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: DFG

This shows just how ignorant liberals are.

Hey “food critic”, we all share the same rights to free speech that you do. If you enjoy your right to write about what others produce and give your impressions on how good or bad it is then so do we.

In fact, we have more of a right to voice our opinions as free citizens.


25 posted on 08/14/2012 1:56:44 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: DFG
Classic left-wing arrogance and intolerance for any opinion but her own. These lefties live in a bubble and assume the entire country totally agrees with their political views. Hence, they are very annoyed when reality shows them otherwise and send off snarky, intolerant columns condemning fast food company owners for having the gall to use their First Amendment rights.

This kind of arrogance turns off most people and does the political left no good at all as it demonstrates their total disdain for anyone who may, gasp! disagree with them. Four years of Obama, who is arrogance-on-stilts personified, has left Americans with a bellyful of liberal condescension and little patience for these lefties snobs and their little screeds lamenting a contrary political POV.

26 posted on 08/14/2012 2:01:04 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: DFG

Freedom of religion and freedom of speech gives them the right to “preach”, if they so desire, not the chicken, or the pizza.

WaPo gets the “stupid award” for this week.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 2:14:35 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Jim Scott

Does anyone know if Wendys is on the conservative list?


28 posted on 08/14/2012 2:29:18 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: DFG

The left continues to go after businesses that are run on conservative values, at their own peril. We can always have a “Papa John’s Appreciation Day”.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 2:41:27 PM PDT by cblue55 (The only truly hopeful future for America will be the defeat of Obama on November 6.)
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To: princess leah

http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00369090

looks like our jr bacon cheese is safe :)


30 posted on 08/14/2012 2:43:14 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Da Coyote

“CW-II is not far away.

Five steps to a civil war:

1. Choose sides.

2, Start trading insults.

3. Muster troops and gather equipment.

4. Armed skirmishes.

5. War breaks out.

I’d guess we’re still at No. 2, and that’s good. I’m really hoping that conservatives start to understand the muster message in step No. 3. When I start seeing conservatives taking back their local and county governments, I’ll be greatly relieved.

In the meantime, I see conservatives as drifting, leaderless and completely unorganized. We have tons of great conservatives who I’d like to see start running for county sheriff, village council seats and county board positions.


31 posted on 08/14/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: kcvl

She looks like a Russian SheMan.


32 posted on 08/14/2012 3:19:25 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: DFG

WaPoop. Just that.


33 posted on 08/14/2012 3:29:57 PM PDT by CodeToad (Anticipate their arrival...they won't.)
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To: kcvl
"for comfortable 4-inch heels "


34 posted on 08/14/2012 3:31:26 PM PDT by CodeToad (Anticipate their arrival...they won't.)
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To: DFG

So now I’m gonna order Papa John’s tonight.


35 posted on 08/14/2012 3:49:54 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Yep. We all need to buy Papa Johns now!


36 posted on 08/14/2012 4:00:04 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sergeantdave
You would like our neck of the woods. We kicked out the local RINO state senator and replaced him with a Tea Party conservative. We are taking over local Repub. offices. We have a long way to go but we are making some progress. If we hit CWII we will probably be ok. Rural and armed to the teeth.
What is the status of your local Tea Party? If nothing is happening find out why. Get involved if you are not and see if you can help move them to organize more effectively.
If you are stuck in a true liberal hell hole than I suggest you see if you can somehow get out.
37 posted on 08/14/2012 4:09:20 PM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: DFG
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38 posted on 08/14/2012 4:10:08 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: DFG

The Washington Post is a drug cartel.


39 posted on 08/14/2012 4:22:36 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Yeah, but this is somebody who “works” for a major “journalistic” enterprise. Yet doesn’t have the respect nor principles for the Constitutional foundation which gives her a job in the first place.

It’s not a question of HER “rights” It’s one of her trying to take others (and mine) away.


40 posted on 08/14/2012 4:55:29 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: prof.h.mandingo

“If you are stuck in a true liberal hell hole than I suggest you see if you can somehow get out.”

Thanks for your concern, prof.h.mandingo. I’m doing fine. The state I’m working in now is good. In the past six months, the good folks here have:

* locked up nearly 15 of Holder’s “peeples” and they’re facing up to 20 years in state prison.

* liberalized the Castle doctrine via a state supreme court ruling so we can legally defend ourselves against violent unarmed obuma thugs who exhibit threatening actions.

* started public meetings to help women get armed and trained.

It’s good to see that your state is doing well.

Cheers


41 posted on 08/14/2012 6:04:06 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Da Coyote
The lefties are loosing it.

When hundreds of thousands of traditional Americans showed up at Chick-fil-A for the protest and ONLY a FEW DOZEN liberals for the counter protest - lefties started getting a clue.

We don't like liberal 'values' , there are lots of us, and we put our money where our mouth is...

I can see why they're losing it...

42 posted on 08/17/2012 11:43:23 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Family: One of God's masterpieces." sign at Chris McMurray's bakery - Crumb and Get It)
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To: DFG
I'm sure Petula Dvorak said a similar thing to JC Penny when Penny's backed gay marriage..../s Kidding. We all know better... she's a biased left wing shill... anything she writes is predictable...just like this piece.

Which is why newspaper are so boring. A little 'diversity' of thought would go a long way..

43 posted on 08/17/2012 11:47:30 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Family: One of God's masterpieces." sign at Chris McMurray's bakery - Crumb and Get It)
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To: cpdiii
We eat pizza and drink Fireman's #4 Pale Al made by a local micro brewery.

So, I assume by 'Pale Al', you would mean, say, Yankovic as opposed to Sharpton?

And, no, you can't make a typo on FR without someone giving you a hard time about it.

44 posted on 08/17/2012 11:54:23 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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