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McDonald's Customer Freaks Out At Owner For Refusing To Take FOX News Off The TV
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Posted on 10/11/2012 9:25:04 AM PDT by TigerClaws

A customer at a New Jersey McDonald's wasn't too pleased when he saw FOX News playing on the store's television, reports Zak Koeske at the FairLawn-SaddleBrook Patch.

Craig Lechner was at the McDonald's with his 3-year-old daughter to get her a Happy Meal, and when he asked the owner, Sebastian Lentini, to change the channel, he was quickly rebuffed, according to Koeske.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-fox-news-2012-10#ixzz290ZR0PGn

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
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Obnoxious libtard.
1 posted on 10/11/2012 9:25:09 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

I don’t go to McDonald’s these days, but Ray Kroc would be spinning in his grave to have ANY TV in one of his stores. The man didn’t even want PAY-HONES in the place.

For my part, I’d rather take my little kids to places that are not likely to be showing lurid stories on a big screen. That rules out almost all news channels, except maybe CNBC and the Weather Channel.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 9:27:20 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: TigerClaws

“He wanted to keep his two children away from the tough realities of the world.”

In other words, he’s raising slacker leftists.

Obvious retort from the owner of that McDonald’s: “Take your business elsewhere.”


3 posted on 10/11/2012 9:29:27 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: TigerClaws

Make the kid a bologna sandwich and take her to the park....Geeeeez


4 posted on 10/11/2012 9:29:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: TigerClaws
Obnoxious libtard.

i don't know... i remember trying to shelter my two boys during their "in the garden" years from some of the harsh realities of the world, among other trashy, or even junky worldly "stuff." i wanted to keep then from becoming like my jaded nieces and nephews... it was tough...

5 posted on 10/11/2012 9:30:59 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: TigerClaws

Video on the link won’t play right now. Must be getting a lot of ‘hits’.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 9:32:07 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: TigerClaws

I don’t eat at McDonald’s, but I would be doing business with that particular franchise if I was in the area...frickin’ power-mad control freaks...


8 posted on 10/11/2012 9:32:58 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: TigerClaws

Make the kid a PB&J sandwich and take her to the park....Geeeeez


9 posted on 10/11/2012 9:33:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Sacajaweau

Or sit in the McDonald’s where the kids’ backs are to the TV.

Our local Culver’s has FOX News on all the time. Unless there is Husker football on.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 9:34:13 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: who knows what evil?

I didn’t eat at Chick Fil A ... before the boycott. Might be something at McD’s you can get - even if it’s just a drink.

I’ve seen Fox playing in a couple of McDonald’s.

I think one gym had complaints about it playing. Owner said, “Tough!”


11 posted on 10/11/2012 9:36:32 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: BlueStateRightist

In other words, he’s raising slacker leftists.

Yep - future welfare and food stamp recipients.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 9:36:51 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: TigerClaws

I would like the gym to take off pmsnbc from one of the tv’s.

I would like to have CNN taken off ALL airport screens.

I would like hotels to stop wasting money on USAtoday.

I would like Blaze TV to be part of the standard package line up on all cable and satelite TVs.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 9:36:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TigerClaws

“No you listen, I’m asking you to turn it off,” Lechner said as he videotaped the argument. “OK, well that’s fine you’re the owner of this McDonald’s right? I can’t wait to put this on the — in Huffington Post.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 9:37:38 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TigerClaws

Bump


15 posted on 10/11/2012 9:38:29 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: TigerClaws

Actually, you just get yourself one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/TV-B-Gone-Universal-Remote-Control-Keychain/dp/B0006GD9CE

Works wonders, I hate the fact TV’s are down right ubiquitous... I use this thing all the time. Just discretely turn it off.. most of the time no one even notices, and every once in a while its fun to watch the staff try to figure out “what’s wrong” with the TV.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 9:38:29 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Dr. Sivana

There doesn’t seem to be much on TV these days that’s suitable for children.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 9:38:45 AM 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: BlueStateRightist

The guy was from Bergen County. What do you expect?


18 posted on 10/11/2012 9:40:27 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: NEMDF

The kid’s 3....What’s the vocabulary of a 3 year old. Has no idea of what’s happening on FOX.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 9:40:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: TigerClaws

I would have changed it to CBN and walked away.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 9:41:13 AM PDT by AirborneMedic (In my 16 years in the military, I have never served with a Liberal !!!! ***Update, just one***)
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To: TigerClaws
what a JA. Wants to protect his little precious from the world? he should keep the kid in the basement instead of feeding them french fries. I can't stand people that think the world should accommodate their little darlings. If you don't like the tv, go somewhere else.
21 posted on 10/11/2012 9:41:16 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: latina4dubya

Try as you might, they will find out anyway. I’d rather they find out early than later..........


22 posted on 10/11/2012 9:42:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: TigerClaws

I’ve asked for them to switch from CNN. They chose not to. End of story.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 9:43:07 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1360 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: TigerClaws

GO THE F*** TO ANOTHER EATERY AND SHUT THE F*** UP, LIBTARD!


24 posted on 10/11/2012 9:43:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: HamiltonJay

There’s an app for that.........


25 posted on 10/11/2012 9:43:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: TigerClaws

That’s like a parent complaining about people using profanity in front of 2 and 3 year-old kids. What 2 or 3 year-old knows what any of those words mean? If kids that young have that kind of vocabulary then something is really wrong in those kids’ homes. %$@&#!


26 posted on 10/11/2012 9:44:02 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: HamiltonJay

There’s an app for that.........

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SmartRemote&hl=en


27 posted on 10/11/2012 9:44:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: TigerClaws

Customer sounds like a bullying jackass. “I’m going to put this up on Huffington Post.” Too bad too, because he might have had a point about a news program being shown at McDonald’s. I could see where there would be times where it’s inappropriate, but I can also see times where it’s perfect. Like in the morning when the place is packed with senior citizens hanging out reading the free newspapers.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 9:44:37 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: TigerClaws

He’s even worse than a generic liberal, because he belongs to “the cult of nice”, that tries to prevent children from experiencing anything bad, unpleasant, or challenging.

Instead raising them in pastel colors, soothing generic music and no loud noises or sharp edges.

In effect it is psychologically as bad, as a form of child abuse, as was the binding of girls’ feet in Imperial China.

In either case, it is crippling to the child.

The result of such an ‘upbringing’ is that children become obsessed with morbidity, horror, the grotesque, and inhuman brutality, *not* because they want these things, but because they crave the truth, not the “lies by omission” their parents and ‘cult of nice teachers’ taught them.

What is it that is so horrible that I would be denied knowledge of it?

The true unknown, that has no parameters, is far more terrifying than anything that is known. It is the stuff of nightmares. It has no rules, it is shadowy and amorphous. You cannot avoid it, because you do not know what it is.

Does it just kill you and eat you, or does it steal your mind and your soul?

It about drives their kids nuts.


29 posted on 10/11/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Red Badger; latina4dubya

True.

A lot to be said for presentation though.

When your three year old asks where do babies come from, do you show them Debbie Does Dallas?


30 posted on 10/11/2012 9:46:43 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1360 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: old and tired

Obama’s post-partisan, post-racial presidency sure brought this country together, didn’t it?


31 posted on 10/11/2012 9:46:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sacajaweau
The kid’s 3....What’s the vocabulary of a 3 year old. Has no idea of what’s happening on FOX.

I was thinking the same thing. 3 years old? What she sees on a news program is no worse than she might hear hanging out at the park and it probably would have as much of an impact on her, i.e. none. He just wanted to be a jackass and turned on his cell phone camera. I'm glad the owner didn't engage him.

32 posted on 10/11/2012 9:47:17 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Haha. Tell that Bergen County leftist to take his kids for dinner to Newark International or LaGuardia Airports where they only play CNN 24 hours per day, torturing every already tortured business traveler.


33 posted on 10/11/2012 9:47:17 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Dr. Sivana

McDonalds is about to put TV’s running their own channel in every location.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 9:48:49 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: latina4dubya

I can see both sides of the situation also. But I think the customer would not have said a word if it had been MSNBC showing the same story “Can’t wait to post this video on Huffington Post”.


35 posted on 10/11/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT by steve86
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To: latina4dubya

When my kids were little, I would set them down and we’d watch ‘Cops’.

I would tell them that there are actually people in this world like these bad people on ‘Cops’. I would be careful not to stereotype different races and cultures, but I didn’t sugarcoat things either.

Little children need a balance between Veggie Tales, Disney movies and all that sweet innocent stuff and the harsh realities of an evil world. My kids are all grown now, and they have a healthy outlook on the goodness (and badness) of this world.


36 posted on 10/11/2012 9:50:24 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: TigerClaws

I’m glad my parents didn’t spend their lives protecting me from reality.

It made later life a lot easier to deal with.

I could have grown up sheltered like my liberal cousins. One is a lesbian. Another isn’t satisfied with being a lesbian so she’s trying to convince the world that “androgynous” people like her are an oppressed class. I could be the unionista marxist indoctrinated cousin. I could have been he cousin who hasn’t had any homosexual experiences but thinks he might actually be gay because “all normal boys have those thoughts.”


37 posted on 10/11/2012 9:51:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
“No you listen, I’m asking you to turn it off,” Lechner said as he videotaped the argument. “OK, well that’s fine you’re the owner of this McDonald’s right? I can’t wait to put this on the — in Huffington Post.

What the owner shoulda said: Hey limp wrist. There's another McDonalds 2 miles up the road, and another 2 miles beyond that, and another 2 miles beyond that. Go till you find one you like better than this one.

38 posted on 10/11/2012 9:51:50 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: TigerClaws

That guy sounds like a bitch with his style of complaining and lithp. He better man up, or his kids may be hanging around with “Jack Robinson” (Slap Shot reference) when they grow up.


39 posted on 10/11/2012 9:53:21 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: trisham

Yep. Better off without TV if you have kids


40 posted on 10/11/2012 9:54:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: null and void

Children are a lot more capable of digesting information than we normally give them credit for. Children raised on farms learn that kind of stuff very early with no ill effects..............


41 posted on 10/11/2012 9:54:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: TigerClaws

Here in Metrowest Boston, I was delighted to see that the new McDonald’s that opened locally actually had Fox News on TV.

So on the rare occasion that I was in the mood for fast food, I would enjoy going there to watch Fox while I ate my Angus Deluxe Meal.

Unfortunately, a couple of months ago, I went in and found that they now have the TV tuned to CNN. So I guess my local neighbors complained about Fox.


42 posted on 10/11/2012 9:56:53 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: TigerClaws

THE TYRANNY OF THE PERPETUALLY OFFENDED LEFTIST

Another lefist who wants to impose his values on the rest of the world.

Free choice means nothing to these people.

They want every business snd every other person in the world to adjust to them and their preferences.

He said he wanted to “keep his two children away from the tough realities of the world.”

Sounds like he wants to raise more uninformed liberal voters.


43 posted on 10/11/2012 9:57:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Maceman

My formative years were filled with images from Vietnam on the news. Buggs bunny was dressing up like a girl and trying to seduce Elmer Fudd or trying to convince Fudd to shoot the duck instead.


44 posted on 10/11/2012 10:03:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TigerClaws

What’s his DU name?


45 posted on 10/11/2012 10:07:09 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: latina4dubya
"i don't know..."

I understand the idea. It can be tough even if you never took the kids out of the house, but this dad did. Once you do that, you have surrendered control over what they might see.

Chances are these kids are used to seeing their father act like an unhinged fool in private. Witnessing others react to their fathers display is likely much more damaging to their overall psyche than anything they could ever witness on Fox News.

I have too say, the similarities between this obvious libtard and all those Egyptian "demonstrators" is interesting. What happened to these people that seeing something on TV they don't agree with causes them to go ape?

46 posted on 10/11/2012 10:10:28 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Red Badger

Yes there is. I can control my HD television with my blackberry, both of which are interconnected on my wireless network. At home I can ‘beam’ pictures from my cell to the TV...

So if I just happen to have some funny anti-obama pictures on my phone... and the restaurant TV is on an open network (vs. wired)... this could get interesting.


47 posted on 10/11/2012 10:11:46 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Obama may not be running on his record, but he sure as hell can't run from it.)
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To: TigerClaws

Libs are such intolerant turds. Whenever I go to a doctor’s office, inevitably they have on MSNBC, CNN, or some stupid talk show or soap opera. I don’t watch any of them at home, but quietly sit in the waiting room and tolerate their choice of program. Only a libtard would rant and rave, and order the channel changed. What lowlife morons they are.


48 posted on 10/11/2012 10:12:56 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: equaviator
That’s like a parent complaining about people using profanity in front of 2 and 3 year-old kids. What 2 or 3 year-old knows what any of those words mean? If kids that young have that kind of vocabulary then something is really wrong in those kids’ homes. %$@&#!
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No one should use profanity in front of a young child, or any child. One through 6 year olds are in the pinnacle of language acquisition and will pick up any word and keep it. Word acquisition and definition are two separate entities. They may not know what it means but they have it.

So use some class.

49 posted on 10/11/2012 10:13:41 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Sacajaweau

Somebody should tell him that Moochelle will be sending jack-booted thugs to his house for taking his kid to Mickey D’s.


50 posted on 10/11/2012 10:15:09 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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