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Radford Business Owner Declines Request From Joe Biden's Entourage to Stop in Store (Virginia)
WDBJ-7 ^ | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Orlando Salinas

Posted on 08/15/2012 5:05:15 PM PDT by kristinn

RADFORD, Va.— Would you say no to the Vice President?

One New River Valley business owner turned Vice President Joe Biden down.

This might happen more than you think from both political parties, most businesses just don't talk about it. The owner of "Crumb and Get It" - did.

Chris McMurray's bakery has been open only since May, barely three months.

Wednesday morning, advance teams for Vice President Joe Biden walked in.

"I approached her she said Joe Biden is coming to town today," McMurray said.

"Crumb and Get It" is a mom and pop store. Literally. Chris and his wife Kelly run the place and need all the business they can get.

McMurray said the Vice President's entourage got to the point and made its pitch.

"She said they have selected 'Crumb and Get It" to be his stop on his way to Blacksburg and was wondering if that was ok."

Here's the part that might make other business owners crazy.

"This is an opportunity of a lifetime but essentially I said 'No offense to you or the campaign but I just decline you guys coming in here. At that time she said 'Are you sure? There's going to be a lot of press, a lot of activity,’" McMurray said.

Why in the world would a new business owner say "no" to a photo op with the Vice President of the United States?

McMurray said it was President Obama's recent remarks about small business and who built what.

"Very simply, ‘you didn't build that’” McMurray said. “Speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night. No sleep, she's worked a full 24 hours."

(Excerpt) Read more at wdbj7.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bho2012; chrismcmurray; crumbandgetit; joebiden; keepowt; nothanks; va2012; youdidntbuildthat
More, including video, at the source link.

H/t and more info at SooperMexican.

1 posted on 08/15/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Kudos to Crumb and Get It.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 5:10:55 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Pretty soon some very strange people will be surrounding the place, painting slogans all over it, and holding kiss-ins with their equally bizarre buddies. Just wait.


3 posted on 08/15/2012 5:13:32 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: kristinn

Hope their tax returns are squeaky clean.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 5:13:51 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: SharpRightTurn

When does the IRS audit begin?


5 posted on 08/15/2012 5:14:55 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: SharpRightTurn

https://www.facebook.com/CrumbGetItCookieCompany

Send your regards !


6 posted on 08/15/2012 5:15:39 PM PDT by onona (loving butter pecan)
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To: kristinn

Po’ Joe. Blowback from the masses.. GooD!

Kudos to the small business owner who didn’t build the business..

I hope the Obama Campaign Team has a bad case of upset tummy over this.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: kristinn

I wouldn’t have anything to say to Biden or Obama either. Talk to the hand. This last 4 years have cost this nation dearly.

I saw Obama on the street in 2008. He was driving to a fundraiser not 4 blocks from my home - rear window down, he stuck his hand out and waved at us with a big grin. We just motioned for his car to hurry up through the intersection so we could cross and continue our evening walk.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 5:17:18 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: kristinn

I’d say some local FReeps should stop in and buy a cookie...


9 posted on 08/15/2012 5:19:20 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: kristinn

I wouldn’t want the president or vice president in my business. Probably ordinary customers would be shut out on favor of handpicked Obama true believers. And these guys don’t pay for anything.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: kristinn

The very end of the article is interesting and I showed it to my husband. A couple of months ago Joe stayed the night in our town on his way to a campaign stop. My husband is the fire inspector and had to spend the night at the hotel in case there were any issues. The secret service detail hates Biden. Their nickname for him is Uncle Joe. You know, like good ol’ drunk Uncle Joe is at it again.


11 posted on 08/15/2012 5:20:45 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Baraq and Biden can stop by my little car shop anytime.

I’ll blister their eardrums for as long as they want to stick around.

(I’m sure OSHA will be there a half hour later to cite my @ss for everything under the sun).


12 posted on 08/15/2012 5:21:40 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: kristinn
It's all for the best. They probably would have stiffed them on a tip.

-PJ

13 posted on 08/15/2012 5:23:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I’ll go there and buy something this weekend.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 5:25:40 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: kristinn

‘you didn’t build that’

Just as I figured. Good for them.

Chew on that Obama, you Marxist anti-America, Undocumented Kenyan.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 5:30:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: atc23

With how many fingers did you wave? :^)


16 posted on 08/15/2012 5:31:00 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: kristinn

Didn’t Biden tell Virginia that Obama could win North Carolina this year?


17 posted on 08/15/2012 5:31:53 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: AppyPappy

They’ll get more business for saying ‘no’ than they would for trying to plaster a smile on their face while Plugs tries to make a photo op out of their business. Good for these folks .... when you buy something, tell them a lot of fellow Virginians are thinking about them and wishing them well (and will stop by if I’m ever that way).


18 posted on 08/15/2012 5:32:31 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: AppyPappy

Get something for THE WIFE, too! And tell her she will ALWAYS be my special friend from Giles and Massanetta!!


19 posted on 08/15/2012 5:33:47 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: kristinn

Bravo, brave Crumb and Get It.


20 posted on 08/15/2012 5:34:05 PM PDT by Third Person (Proud to be a knuckledragger!)
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To: SeaDragon

LOL. Priceless


21 posted on 08/15/2012 5:38:12 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: kristinn

Liked the part when the Secret Service told them that they liked them standing up and saying, “NO!” And they bought cupcakes and cookies! Even if it isn’t true (which I hope it is) that’s really cool!!


22 posted on 08/15/2012 5:42:21 PM PDT by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: onona

Tons of positive comments on their Facebook page. Gonna have to hire help to fill mail orders.


23 posted on 08/15/2012 5:42:27 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: AppyPappy

Wish I wasn’t so far away, but I’ll email them some support.


24 posted on 08/15/2012 5:42:45 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: melancholy; LucyT

You gotta see this!


25 posted on 08/15/2012 5:44:48 PM PDT by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: Political Junkie Too; fatnotlazy
And these guys don’t pay for anything.

They probably would have stiffed them on a tip.

And probably would have stolen what wasn't bolted down.

26 posted on 08/15/2012 5:59:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: kristinn

I wish they made plain cake donuts and weren’t 3000 miles away.

Good for them!!!


27 posted on 08/15/2012 6:03:55 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: kristinn; SharpRightTurn; madprof98; COBOL2Java; ptsal; onona; NormsRevenge; atc23; Doogle; ...

http://www.crumbandgetit.com/


28 posted on 08/15/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

I just emailed them to ask if they delivered to the VA hospital in Salem. If they do, I’ll order cookies and send there. If they don’t, I’ll have to find another local charity! For those in the area any charity suggestions?


29 posted on 08/15/2012 6:17:00 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: mountn man

They need to open up shipping orders some how if they don’t have it.

They’re getting million-dollar advertising. Hope it pays off handsomely.


30 posted on 08/15/2012 6:24:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: mountn man

Purchase some goodies and send them throughout town. Do a little research and pick the local recruiters and such. Thanks for the link mountn man.

(PS Freepers, don’t crash the webhost, space it out)


31 posted on 08/15/2012 6:27:54 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: F15Eagle
I just sent an Email off, to those on my Email list, with a link to this FR post and a link to their website.

I did a google search of them, and there are sites with reviews of them, and it seems they are VERY GOOD.

32 posted on 08/15/2012 6:40:36 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: SharpRightTurn
Message to “Crumb and Get It” owners. Be careful, Dim Joe and Lil Barry, just might have y'all in chains.
33 posted on 08/15/2012 6:46:44 PM PDT by Tupelo (Sara Palin.............my write in vote for 2012)
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To: goodwithagun
Their nickname for him is Uncle Joe. You know, like good ol’ drunk Uncle Joe is at it again.

More likely a hat tip to "Uncle" Joe Stalin.

34 posted on 08/15/2012 6:48:41 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Obama has created a government that's not too big to fail, but too big to succeed." Sarah Palin)
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To: EDINVA; Albion Wilde; seekthetruth; COBOL2Java; Perdogg; kabar; Gabz; Wage Slave; CitizenM; KoRn; ..

VA Ping!

If you want on/off the VA Ping List, please freepmail me. Thanks!


35 posted on 08/15/2012 6:53:27 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Mygirlsmom

I thought that at first, but then they alluded to alcohol intake.


36 posted on 08/15/2012 7:04:47 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: kristinn

Great story. I will make sure my son and his wife go by tomorrow to buy something from them.


37 posted on 08/15/2012 7:08:08 PM PDT by virginia lurker
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To: kristinn
See this thread also: Caterer at Obama Iowa Event Wears Pro-Romney Shirt

Seems a good number of Americans don't care for The Won's "You didn't build that" speech.

38 posted on 08/15/2012 7:40:17 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: MissMagnolia

Agreed. Every business owner in the area should stop by, congratulate them, and buy some goodies to show support. Being decent, hard working people is how you build a business.


39 posted on 08/15/2012 8:00:31 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: kristinn
Here's the back story, we’re told that shortly after Crumb and Get It told Biden’s advance people 'no' -- the secret service walked in and told Chris McMurray ''Thanks for standing up and saying 'no' -- then they bought a whole bunch of cookies and cupcakes.

Classic. I'm smelling a repeat of 1980.

40 posted on 08/16/2012 5:48:36 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: virginia lurker

I’ll be driving up to the Shenandoah Valley on Friday. I’ll be sure to stop there and give them some business.


41 posted on 08/16/2012 5:54:39 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: kristinn

Well I am sure now the left will try to put these guys out of business, AND that they will get an IRS AUDIT at least...

So, why not give them some business in support?

http://www.crumbandgetit.com/


42 posted on 08/16/2012 6:05:34 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Doogle

Looks like they deliver! No need to be local to give them some support

http://www.crumbandgetit.com/


43 posted on 08/16/2012 6:06:36 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

site say’s delivery (locally)


44 posted on 08/16/2012 6:12:36 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Oh I’m sure if you called and asked nice and were willing to pay shipping they’d probably obligue.


45 posted on 08/16/2012 6:32:02 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

Everyone can ‘gift’ them a few dollars through PAYPAL to their email addy on their site. That should let them know that they are appreciated. If everyone here gave $10, the wife could get some sleep :)


46 posted on 08/16/2012 8:45:58 AM PDT by ozlander
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To: HamiltonJay

UPDATE.....the people have spoken, and their hungry....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2919565/posts


47 posted on 08/17/2012 1:45:59 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: kristinn
I pulled into Radford this afternoon to visit the store. They had a cardboard sign on the door saying "Sold out of cookies. Ice cream only." We went in and bought some ice cream. The owner said they were sold out of everything by 10 am.

While we were waiting in line, the owner was preparing delivery orders of freshly-baked cookies for various local charities and was giving instructions to a couple of young guys. So all the cookie production during that day was for filling such orders.

Everyone in my family got our ice cream and thanked the man for not giving in to fear, but having the courage to make a stand even with his business on the line. His heart is definitely in the right place.

48 posted on 08/17/2012 3:31:10 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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