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It’s ‘National Papa John’s Appreciation Day’
BEARINGDRIFT ^ | 11/16/12 | Lynn R. Mitchell

Posted on 11/16/2012 8:29:19 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks

Pizza. It’s what’s for lunch (or dinner) today, at least for many Americans who will support Papa John’s pizza chain to counter liberal calls to boycott the business.

“National Papa John’s Appreciation Day” has been declared with a Facebook page as word has spread after liberals took offense to founder and owner John Schnatter’s remarks concerning Obamacare and its affect on his business. From Fox News:

Daniel Wetter is just 16 years old, but his plan to support pizza chain Papa John’s amid a backlash of liberal criticism is no pie-in-the-sky idea.

Wetter is part of an upstart group called Rebooting America that is proposing that Friday be a national day of appreciation for the pizza chain, whose chief executive officer is being attacked for saying employees’ hours might be cut to cover the cost of implementing their health insurance under ObamaCare.

The Dayton Daily News noted the event:

The controversy began with comments made by Papa John’s owner John Schnatter that he would raise prices and cut employees’ hours to pay for costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Those comments prompted calls for a boycott, which in turn triggered a call for a National Papa John’s Appreciation Day today.

“Papa John’s has been targeted by the left for a boycott, for simply articulating that ObamaCare would hurt profits and force cutbacks in employee hours,” says the “National Papa John’s Appreciation Day” Facebook event page. “Stand up to this nonsensical and illogical action and support Papa John’s this Friday!” More than 17,400 Facebook users had indicated they were “going” to the Papa John’s event as of late Thursday afternoon.

Denny’s, Olive Garden, and Applebee’s restaurants have also expressed concern that costs will go up to counter the now-unstoppable Obamacare. Though warnings had been issued since the overreaching government health care bill was passed, the reelection of President Barack Obama assured that Obamacare would become the law of the land.

Now the dominoes have begun to fall as the financial reality begins to hit not only businesses but also consumers who will feel the bite in their wallets. For some, one way to protest will be taking time today to munch on Papa John’s pizza and cinnapies.


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1 posted on 11/16/2012 8:29:22 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

My favorite. I love the garlic butter sau


2 posted on 11/16/2012 8:30:20 AM PST by needmorePaine
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Does anyone have a list of what businesses are GOP friendly? We don’t have a Papa John’s here. Small town. I don’t ever, ever buy Pepsi, because of their stupid logo. We need a list.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 8:34:42 AM PST by defconw
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To: defconw
What's wrong with the oisded logo?


4 posted on 11/16/2012 8:38:55 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Now the dominoes have begun to fall

Domino's is next?

5 posted on 11/16/2012 8:39:22 AM PST by NRA1995 (CNN should be PNN (Propaganda, Never News))
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To: needmorePaine

Ditto that.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 8:41:17 AM PST 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: needmorePaine

Never tried it. Gunna on on your recommendation today.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 8:41:40 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: rawcatslyentist

LOL, I appreciate sarcasm!


8 posted on 11/16/2012 8:42:15 AM PST by defconw
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To: Clint N. Suhks

We have Papa John’s for dinner every Friday.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 8:43:47 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: defconw

Brought to you by the commie Libtards. LOL!

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/19/543801/consumer-brands-conservative-attack-ads/?mobile=nc


10 posted on 11/16/2012 8:44:48 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: defconw

Wash your hands after.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 8:45:20 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

##The controversy began with comments made by Papa John’s owner John Schnatter that he would raise prices and cut employees’ hours to pay for costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.##

On Fantasy Island, business owners pay taxes and expenses out of their own pockets. Everywhere else in the world, it is the consumer who pays these costs through increased product and service prices. Liberals really do need to get a grip.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 8:45:29 AM PST by wrench
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Kudos to Papa John! I’d say John Schnatter has a real knack for marketing.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 8:47:01 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Pizza for lunch AND dinner! LOVE their thin crust!!


14 posted on 11/16/2012 8:47:34 AM PST by medtransemr01
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To: needmorePaine

Erock? ;)


15 posted on 11/16/2012 8:48:02 AM PST by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I should say my favorite of the chains.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 8:48:21 AM PST by needmorePaine
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To: defconw
Does anyone have a list of what businesses are GOP friendly?

There are none. And I'll tell you why...

Look at a list of corporate giants. They give handsomely to both sides. They hedge their investments.

17 posted on 11/16/2012 8:49:27 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

LOL, and thanks for the list. For years now, I avoid buying things based on political bent, if I know. We went to our first movie in over 5 years this fall. Guess? 2016!


18 posted on 11/16/2012 8:49:27 AM PST by defconw
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To: PJammers
Erock? ;) I prefer Hoagie Boy. hahaha
19 posted on 11/16/2012 8:49:53 AM PST by needmorePaine
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To: Old Sarge

True! It’s hard, yet possible in some cases.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 8:52:13 AM PST by defconw
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I’ll be having my first Papa John’s pizza for one or more meals today. Looking forward to it.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 8:54:06 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/11/papa-johns-from-anti-rush-lefty-hero-to-anti-obamacare-lefty-zero/


22 posted on 11/16/2012 8:55:46 AM PST by KateUTWS (SILENT)
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To: defconw

Same here! But it’s been longer than that for us. I think the last movie we went to was “Oh Brother”.

We ment to see “Atlas Shrugged” when it was here but couldn’t go then and now it’s nowhere close. Will watch when it comes out on Vudu or Pay Per View...


23 posted on 11/16/2012 8:56:03 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I know it’s a small thing, but when Hollywood libs shoot their mouths off, I feel the need not to reward them. Same with music. So if I know a business leans a certain way we go out of our way to support or not. I am not to happy with Sam Walton’s kid, but...


24 posted on 11/16/2012 9:00:47 AM PST by defconw
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Headed out for a light lunch shortly.


25 posted on 11/16/2012 9:25:14 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: defconw

I think Cracker Barrel is.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 9:35:20 AM PST by MachIV
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To: MachIV

Sorry,cant stand the taste of Papa Johns,never enough toppings,sauce,or cheese to even cover the top.We refuse to eat it preferring instead to buy from a mom and pop pizza place.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 10:16:17 AM PST by Craftmore
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Just finished off their large double bacon and 6 cheese pizza, delicious. I was a virgin, had never done Papa John until today.


28 posted on 11/16/2012 10:33:14 AM PST by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Get one of those cinnamon pizza things...It’s like a flattened Cinnabon.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 11:21:54 AM PST by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I pick up my order of 2 pizzas in an hour


30 posted on 11/16/2012 11:38:31 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Let them eat Twinkies.


31 posted on 11/16/2012 11:44:03 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: BreezyDog; fatrat

Exactly what I just ordered ... the double bacon and 6-cheese with a cinnapie for dessert. Leftovers for later ... YUM!


32 posted on 11/16/2012 2:04:27 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Craftmore

Understandible. It’s not my favorite either. It’s greasier than most pizzas I’ve had.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 3:45:42 PM PST by MachIV
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