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Scott Van Duzer, the Obama hugger: Shop facing boycott
Politico ^ | 9/10/12 3:36 PM EDT | KEVIN CIRILLI

Posted on 09/10/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT by null and void

The owner says he also thinks Paul Ryan would lose to the president in a workout battle.

The owner of a Florida pizza shop says people are boycotting his business because he bear-hugged President Barack Obama on Sunday.

“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. “There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”

The owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Fla., said that both Democrats and Republicans are welcome in his store. But he also said he thinks Mitt Romney’s running mate Rep. Paul Ryan — whose sculpted abs are thanks to intense P90X training sessions — would lose to the president in a workout battle.

“I think Obama could take him,” Van Duzer said, laughing. “Obama looked pretty fast and pretty quick on his feet.”

So is Van Duzer. For a guy who biked 1,148 miles in 31 days from Florida to Washington D.C., lifting Obama was a piece of cake — err, a slice of pizza. And Van Duzer says he wasn’t even warmed up.

“I don’t work out that much, man. Usually, it’s about two days per week. The bike ride was my big thing,” Van Duzer said. “I’m starting to go back to the gym right now. I need to start maintaining.”

Van Duzer’s June bike-trek was part of his Van Duzer Foundation, and helped raise awareness for blood donation shortages. Founded in 2008 to support a local firefighter whose house burned down, the foundation has since raised more than $600,000, Van Duzer said. Van Duzer said he rode with a few kids from the Boys and Girls Club and met with U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin to discuss blood shortages.

Obama told The New York Times that Van Duzer’s effort in promoting blood donations was part of the reason the campaign decided to visit his pizza shop.

“One of the reasons that we wanted to stop by is that Scott has been doing unbelievable work out of this pizza shop in promoting the importance of donating blood,” Obama told the Times. “And so he has set some records here in Florida. He has received commendations from the White House, the surgeon general, he has galvanized and mobilized the local community and he’s educating kids and folks all across the country on this issue.”

Inside the shop Sunday, Obama wanted to know how to look like Van Duzer.

“Everybody look at these guns,” Obama said. “If I eat your pizza, will I look like that?”

Van Duzer told POLITICO that he packs on protein with his homemade pepperoni pizza. And the 6-foot-3-inch, 260-pound Van Duzer says he bench presses 350 pounds at six reps, usually twice a week — nearly double the estimated 176 pounds that Obama weighs.

“When I was in peak condition, I lifted five times a week,” he said. “But that was before my injury.”

He tore his Achilles tendon during an “intense” charity dodgeball game. Mainly, he says his active, energetic lifestyle keeps him fit.

“I move around a lot,” he said.


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Who do these eeeeeeeeeeevil conservatives think his guy is Chick-fil-A?
1 posted on 09/10/2012 5:44:19 PM PDT by null and void
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Ha Ha FO Zero lover.


2 posted on 09/10/2012 5:46:47 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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He didn’t build it anyway.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 5:47:13 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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Spread your message to the homos that protested Chick a filet.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 5:51:57 PM PDT by double_down
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“There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”

Boy, this guy's got some nerve.

Tell that to your progressive thug pal Bozo...

5 posted on 09/10/2012 5:52:08 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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two communists hugging and people should order a pizza? Did he clear the crap with moochelle?


6 posted on 09/10/2012 5:52:47 PM PDT by biggredd1
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What it feels like to be a conservative business man. Buck up little cowboy. Obama is working on your grant for solar energy ovens.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 5:52:55 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth Income = Net Work)
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Wow....Florida has some real winners....Imagine if the guy broke a rib...he'd be in prison for life.

Our Prez is a bozo....

8 posted on 09/10/2012 5:54:26 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO

My gaydar just hit the peg ... not that there's anything wrong with that.

9 posted on 09/10/2012 5:54:51 PM PDT by SamKeck
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I think he made up the boycott thing to gain sympathy


10 posted on 09/10/2012 5:55:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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“What the media forgot to mention is that Scott Van Duzer reportedly visited the White House in June.”


11 posted on 09/10/2012 5:59:05 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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I think he made up the boycott thing to gain sympathy

He tore his Achilles tendon during an “intense” charity dodgeball game.
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On my local NBC news last night they made it a point to mention he was a registered Republican but ‘liked’ BO.

Also, see where that NASTY dodge ball was cause of his injury.


12 posted on 09/10/2012 6:00:24 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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He thinks Obama is a champion and there is something wrong w/our country...

I think it's vice versa.

13 posted on 09/10/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by alecqss
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I think he made up the boycott thing to gain sympathy

He tore his Achilles tendon during an “intense” charity dodgeball game.
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On my local NBC news last night they made it a point to mention he was a registered Republican but ‘liked’ BO.

Also, see where that NASTY dodge ball was cause of his injury.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 6:00:42 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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If he had, I'd buy his damned pizza!
15 posted on 09/10/2012 6:00:58 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1330 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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I travel by his place for work. I will watch to see if he closes down ...I won't be stopping in. He put himself out there for the critics, I guess.
16 posted on 09/10/2012 6:03:12 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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I hope he embraces his hefty new taxes just as much! ;-)


17 posted on 09/10/2012 6:05:01 PM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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bump

he is as much a Republican as Charlie Crist and Specter


18 posted on 09/10/2012 6:05:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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19 posted on 09/10/2012 6:05:22 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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I would have boycotted him just for naming his company “Big Apple”.


20 posted on 09/10/2012 6:05:33 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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I wonder if he prefers “Von Loser” or “Von Douchebag”?


21 posted on 09/10/2012 6:07:47 PM PDT by bigbob
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oh call him a waaaahhhhmbulance already


22 posted on 09/10/2012 6:07:47 PM PDT by Nifster
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It took six short paragraphs for this “author” to shoot a firehose of unspeakable goo all over himself.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 6:12:52 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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He’s lucky that he’s only being boycotted. If he’d hugged Romney at his pizza shop, his building would have been damaged or torched, plus he’d have had his personal life, tax returns, and any other negative info that could be dug up by the left, would have been broadcasted and published non-stop.


24 posted on 09/10/2012 6:13:02 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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25 posted on 09/10/2012 6:13:59 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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I’d have body slammed the kenyan SOB so hard it would measure on the Reichter scale and still be registering aftershocks!


26 posted on 09/10/2012 6:14:38 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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27 posted on 09/10/2012 6:14:49 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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So the restaurant owner who supports Obama is a *saint*. Blah blah blah.

But the restaurant owner who simply (on his own time I might add) doesn't believe in gay marriage is an evil monster that hides in dark alleys and beats up gays. Probably steals the chickens he cooks.

Yes Scott, there is no middle ground thanks to your hero and his merry band of "tolerant" fascists who are trying to outlaw those who don't follow their party line.

If only conservatives would drop their pants, grab their ankles and take it like men the way those cooperative, compromising RINOs do. That's the whole problem, we won't see sense and do it all their way. How barbaric of us.

28 posted on 09/10/2012 6:20:25 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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“The owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant...”

For those that may not know, “Big Apple” is the nickname for New York City. I had pizza once from another place in Florida that claimed to have New York pizza. Guess what, they did, it was GREAT pizza.

Even so, this clown threw in his hand with Obama, not a smart move if you own a business (same is true if he hooked up with Romney), and now he pays the price, of angering at least half of his customers (the half that pays).


29 posted on 09/10/2012 6:20:44 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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He’s lucky that he’s only being boycotted. If he’d hugged Romney at his pizza shop, his building would have been damaged or torched, plus he’d have had his personal life, tax returns, and any other negative info that could be dug up by the left, would have been broadcasted and published non-stop.

You nailed that one perfectly.

30 posted on 09/10/2012 6:22:20 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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TS dumb ass. I don’t care what you look like on the outside, if you throw in with obama you’re a puss screaming “Waaangh, I can’t do it on my own, sniffle, I need government to save me.”


31 posted on 09/10/2012 6:37:54 PM PDT by Jake8898
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Report: "Scott Van Duzer, the Obama hugger: Shop facing boycott"

Response: Good!

Comment: Conservatives must become as nasty as liberals.

32 posted on 09/10/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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What economic genius took two day's worth of receipts
and determined this shop was being boycotted?

0bama? Little Timmy Geithner? Ben Bernanke?

33 posted on 09/10/2012 6:52:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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As a restaurant owner, he probably takes in a lot of cash and under-reports, so not to worry.


34 posted on 09/10/2012 6:56:24 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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This whole thing was a setup.

The Secret Service was clued in: Go ahead and let the guy hug the president.


35 posted on 09/10/2012 6:56:58 PM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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Yea, being an obama voter is creepy enough. Going waaaaay overboard with the bear hugs was just plain weird.


36 posted on 09/10/2012 6:58:19 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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Too bad stupid.


37 posted on 09/10/2012 7:01:20 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. “There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”

hmmm and just who is the one that is dividing this country? gee... I don't know... some guy with dumbo ears?
38 posted on 09/10/2012 7:06:25 PM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. “There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”

hmmm and just who is the one that is dividing this country? gee... I don't know... some guy with dumbo ears?
39 posted on 09/10/2012 7:06:43 PM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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Gimme a pizza bitch! Where’ my pizza?


40 posted on 09/10/2012 7:32:05 PM PDT by glock rocks (Hey... shut the damn barn! Were you raised in a... um, wait...)
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Gimme a pizza bitch! Where’ my pizza?


41 posted on 09/10/2012 7:32:07 PM PDT by glock rocks (Hey... shut the damn barn! Were you raised in a... um, wait...)
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100 % set up months ago.
Pure theatre


42 posted on 09/10/2012 7:44:59 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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“no middle ground” because Obama clearly isn’t interested in using economic principles that would improve the economy. Why can’t Pizza Guy figure this out?

Please copy to Pizza Guy...


43 posted on 09/10/2012 7:49:17 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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He didnt build his business, but he sure made his own bed. LOL

BOYCOTT !!!


44 posted on 09/10/2012 7:52:11 PM PDT by UglyinLA
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Maybe Moo will order a few pizzas to make up the difference. I’m sure the Food Stamp President watches the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night football games and might want something to snack on.


45 posted on 09/10/2012 8:13:17 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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For every action there is a reaction, Scott Van Duzer.


46 posted on 09/10/2012 8:13:54 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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PS .... it’s a b!tch to go through life being stupid and not really understanding why!


47 posted on 09/10/2012 8:15:04 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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I almost wish I was one of his customers so I could stop being one of his customers.

It is obvious he is an Obama supporter regardless of what he says.
So why should patriotic Americans spend their money to enrich a man who will use it to support a president who is trying to destroy the country?

He had his fre speech.
Now his former customers have their turn.


48 posted on 09/10/2012 8:39:40 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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I’m sure he has more than enough liberal customers who will gladly dine at his restaurant. But I’m sure his business has just gone down by at least half, if not more.


49 posted on 09/10/2012 9:37:10 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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Not true,
I live 20 miles from his bid ness and i won’t go there
Let his obammy friends go


50 posted on 09/11/2012 4:47:37 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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