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Bar boycotts Sam Adams after pullout
Boston Herald ^ | 3/15/14 | Antonio Planas

Posted on 03/15/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio

The fight over Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade got frosty yesterday, with Boston Beer Co. pulling its longtime sponsorship from the parade over the organizers’ refusal to let gay veterans march — and one Southie bar fighting back with a vow to boycott the brew.

“Sam Adams doesn’t support South Boston. They don’t want to support veterans like my father and uncle, so they can go sell their beer elsewhere,” said Tommy Flaherty Jr., a lifelong Southie resident whose father and uncle own the landmark Cornerstone Pub & Restaurant on West Broadway.

Flaherty Jr. said he and his father, Thomas Flaherty Sr., 70, and his uncle John Flaherty, 81, were “taken aback” when they learned yesterday afternoon from reading bostonherald.com that the brewing behemoth pulled its sponsorship, so they decided not to sell Sam Adams indefinitely.

“(Boston Beer Co. has) no problem taking the money from the people drinking at the bars along the parade route,” Flaherty Jr. said, adding he has no qualms with gay people. “We serve to everybody. I don’t have a problem with gay people, nor do my father and uncle.”

Boston Beer Co. could not be reached last night for comment on Cornerstone’s boycott. Representatives of the beer company — until yesterday listed as a “proud sponsor” on the parade’s website — have marched in past years, but announced yesterday morning they will not participate this year because the organizer, Allied Veterans War Council, is refusing to change its longtime policy of banning anyone from marching under a gay-rights banner.

“We have been participating in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade for nearly a decade,” Boston Beer Co. said in a statement. “We were hopeful that both sides of this issue would be able to come to an agreement that would allow everyone, regardless of orientation, to participate in the parade. But given the current status of the negotiations, we realize this may not be possible.”

The flap came after other supporters, including Westin Hotels and Gillette, distanced themselves from the parade. Yesterday, the parade’s website — which had featured dozens of business backers — erased its sponsorship page and replaced it with a message saying, “We’re updating our sponsors, thank you for your patience.”

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said last night he was “still hopeful” a deal can be made.

“We’ve gotten pretty close to an agreement here, and I think a lot of people thought this was the year we were going to have an agreement,” Walsh said. “I’m not giving up on that hope, we still have some time left. ... I have a glimmer of hope that we’re going to be able to work something out.”

As for Boston Beer Co. pulling its sponsorship, the mayor said, “They made a policy decision there, and I commend them for it.”


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonbrewing; boycott; corporateliberalism; gays; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; pinklisted; samadams; stpatricks
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1 posted on 03/15/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Sam Adams will do just fine without this bar and their supporters.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 8:36:30 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: raccoonradio

“Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please,” said Brer Rabbit. “Only please, Brer Fox, please don’t throw me into the briar patch.”.


3 posted on 03/15/2014 8:39:06 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: raccoonradio

Sam Adams will from this day forward be known as...
Queer Beer!


4 posted on 03/15/2014 8:39:09 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: raccoonradio
Bravo Cornerstone !

May it become a trend !

5 posted on 03/15/2014 8:39:40 AM PDT by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: G Larry
Sam Adams stinks anyways.

I'd rather have a Yuengling Lager instead.

6 posted on 03/15/2014 8:40:46 AM PDT by bayliving
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To: raccoonradio

What the Hell happened to this country? :(


7 posted on 03/15/2014 8:41:49 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Beagle8U

Or to use Jim Koch’s slogan, with a substitution: “A better glass...of queer.”


8 posted on 03/15/2014 8:42:37 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: G Larry
Sam Adams would never have buckled to the demands of the Gay Nazis.

The company should not be allowed to use his name to promote their sewer swill.

Piss on them and their dishwater queer beer.

9 posted on 03/15/2014 8:43:04 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: raccoonradio
Sam is prolly spinning 9000RPM in his grave right about now
10 posted on 03/15/2014 8:44:07 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: raccoonradio

““(Boston Beer Co. has) no problem taking the money from the people drinking at the bars along the parade route,” Flaherty Jr. said, adding he has no qualms with gay people. “We serve to everybody. I don’t have a problem with gay people, nor do my father and uncle.”

Well, I do. That’s why there are fag bars. They cater to fags and vice versa with normal, straight, hetero dive bars. Now Flaherty, I dare you to place a big sign on your bar as “gar friendly”, and watch your customer base change and let’ see you try to cope with the homo demographics.


11 posted on 03/15/2014 8:45:57 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: G Larry

My reading of the article is that the beer company which distributes Sam Adams pulled its sponsorship because the parade won’t let gay groups march. Then the bar promptly said it would boycott Sam Adams. Meaning the bar appears to support the parade organizers, and not the gay groups.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 8:46:32 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: P-Marlowe

With so many layers of protesters protesting protesters, I misunderstood which side Sam Adams, or the Bar, was on.


13 posted on 03/15/2014 8:46:55 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: raccoonradio

Sam Adams swill had better hope that the Gay Sam Adams drinkers and their left wing buddies out number those who will stop drinking Sam Adams.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 8:47:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: G Larry

Having given up beer for lent, I can safely sit this one out for another five weeks.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 8:47:44 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: raccoonradio
I'm getting real tired of all this ,, I'm sure gay veterans have been in the parade as long as it's been around ,,, just as straight veterans have been in it... I'm sure the promoters and sponsors just want this to be a respectful event ,, no veterans in purple speedo's and chaps with their boyfriends alongside all oiled up like a bodybuilder show... there is no reason to split the event up into various warring factions...


16 posted on 03/15/2014 8:48:19 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: bayliving

I’m not a fan of Sam Adams beer, either. I feel it’s overhopped (i.e. a little too bitter) for the light body it has.

I’ve never had Yuengling, though I have heard good things. Especially about their porter.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 8:49:51 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: raccoonradio

The gaybistas won’t be happy til everybody’s marching in green leather assless chaps.


18 posted on 03/15/2014 8:50:23 AM PDT by Argus
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To: G Larry

Oh, and I thought the “G” stood for “Gay”


19 posted on 03/15/2014 8:50:52 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: raccoonradio

Do gays drink beer?


20 posted on 03/15/2014 8:51:16 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: raccoonradio

The real problem is the need for sponsorships to begin with.

The sponsorships pay for a lot of permits and licensing etc. I say screw the permits and have the parade anyway.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 8:51:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: G Larry

Sam Adams is getting slaughtered by Yuengling and Yuengling is only available in 13 states. NE doesn’t deserve Yuengling. Go to Texas first (which I think Dick Yuengling has his eyes on).


22 posted on 03/15/2014 8:52:23 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: G Larry
Sam Adams (the beer) is on the side of the fudgepackers.

The Bar is on the side of the Parade Sponsors who are not buckling to the Gay Nazis.

I supsect that Sam Adams (the Patriot) would not approve of the company that bears his name.

23 posted on 03/15/2014 8:52:51 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Tzimisce

The silver lining is that you get to see the SPD parade with no fags ruining it like the Rose Bowl..


24 posted on 03/15/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Enterprise

The parade is about the Irish and St Patrick... not a sounding board for political messages (including the gay agenda).

The parade wouldn’t allow a pro-life group to march either... so why should they allow a gay group to march?


25 posted on 03/15/2014 8:54:29 AM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: raccoonradio

Either way, beer drinkers don’t tend to be people that want to be associated with the queer agenda.

There aren’t enough queer bars to keep Sam Adams in business.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 8:54:58 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Enterprise

No fair! You actually read the article before commenting! :-P


27 posted on 03/15/2014 8:55:25 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: raccoonradio

Is the parade really refusing to let gay veterans march, or are they refusing to allow them to wear rainbow-colored thongs and “Pride” banners…therefore turning a Catholic holiday into an orgy?


28 posted on 03/15/2014 8:55:55 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: raccoonradio
There is NO exclusion of homos from marching in the St. Patrick's Parade! There are no bans! None, nada, zip, zero! Homosexuals just aren't allowed to hijack the parade and make it about them and THEIR cause! Sheesh! The Boston Beer Co. has completely drunk the homos' narrative and pissed off their customers! This is what happens when you pander and cower to a fringe but powerful and vocal minority.
29 posted on 03/15/2014 8:56:29 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: DemforBush

Fat Tire is a good beer.


30 posted on 03/15/2014 8:56:38 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: fhayek

I had to give up alcohol entirely, but these days I am making a list of businesses who support this movement to make depravity acceptable. Those on the list get no business from me.


31 posted on 03/15/2014 8:56:49 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: bayliving

“Sam Adams stinks anyways.
I’d rather have a Yuengling Lager instead.”

I agree completely.


32 posted on 03/15/2014 8:56:55 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: P-Marlowe

Honestly, the parade is probably better off without corporate sponsors or big-wigs, anyhow.


33 posted on 03/15/2014 8:57:33 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: willyd

Excellent! That’s my understanding of the parade. It was never intended to be a venue for political or social causes. It’s about the Irish!


34 posted on 03/15/2014 8:57:37 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: raccoonradio

It would be interesting to see the effects of a boycott of Sam Adams over this. If Sam Adams suffers because of this, it may cause other companies to rethink their support of homosexuals.


35 posted on 03/15/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: raccoonradio

FiRst round’s on me!


36 posted on 03/15/2014 8:57:54 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: DLfromthedesert

You must be a real riot on the playground.


37 posted on 03/15/2014 8:58:30 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Beagle8U

I took a quick look at Sam’s site to post some quippy versions of there beer names with a gay theme.

Decided that FR would pull my comment and waste my time. FR not a fan of creative freedom.


38 posted on 03/15/2014 8:59:02 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: FlJoePa

see my correction on post #13


39 posted on 03/15/2014 8:59:18 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Neidermeyer
Her tattoo reads, You stepped in it, you clean it


40 posted on 03/15/2014 8:59:27 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: fatnotlazy

Please post that list some time. I think people would enjoy it AND HELP ADD TO IT.


41 posted on 03/15/2014 8:59:28 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: G Larry

Last summer Sam Adams dumped God, this year they are dumping Saint Patrick
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Sam-Adams-Beer/479606018799615


42 posted on 03/15/2014 9:01:55 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Enterprise

Maybe they’re supporting the court decision that says private groups can’t be forced to let people in who are opposed to them. They do add they have no problem with gays and will serve anyone. So yes in a way they’re supporting the parade
organizers—and their right to refuse to allow some people in.

Suppose:
“The Westboro Baptist Church is demanding to be allowed to march in Boston’s gay pride parade. The organizers of the parade are citing a 1997 Supreme Court decision which said private groups shouldn’t be forced to accept marchers who disagree with their views and don’t play by their rules.
The organizers said, ‘We would be happy to have them march provided they don’t hold banners saying who they are or hold offensive signs.’ Westboro Baptist said sorry, they would only march if they were allowed to carry banners; they do not agree with the organizers’ stipulation about not holding banners...A bar in Boston agreed with the organizers about their private rights and refused to sell (XXX) beer, who pulled their sponsorship from the parade...”


43 posted on 03/15/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Beagle8U

That’s probably who runs that company. They must be insane for doing this. First off gays don’t drink beer on the scale that straights do, second gays are only a small percentage of the population, third, all Sam Adams is doing is ensuring their sales take a huge nose dive, 4th WHAT THE F DOES THE ST. PADDYS DAYS PARADE HAVE TO DO WITH SEXUALITY??


44 posted on 03/15/2014 9:03:14 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: raccoonradio

over the organizers’ refusal to let gay veterans march ...I’m cornfused. Sam says they will not sponsor if queer veterans can’t march, correct? Organizers say it is for queer things, right? Aren’t the organizers bigoted? Or is this just journalistic malpractice or am I too drunk to understand this issue?


45 posted on 03/15/2014 9:03:20 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Enterprise
My reading of the article is that the beer company which distributes Sam Adams pulled its sponsorship because the parade won’t let gay groups march. Then the bar promptly said it would boycott Sam Adams. Meaning the bar appears to support the parade organizers, and not the gay groups.

Thanks for the clarification.

46 posted on 03/15/2014 9:03:39 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: willyd

the answer to your question is that somehow, homosexuals have become fabulous and special./ so they feel the need to inject homosexuality into other events. They are special in a way which other interest groups are not.

St. Patrick’s Day has nothing to do with homosexuality, but, they insist on injecting gay issues into it. And because we live in a politically correct world now, there is a tendency to give in to the demands of grievance groups such as homosexuals.


47 posted on 03/15/2014 9:04:22 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: raccoonradio

Ok just so I understand. What is required to walk in this parade? Can anyone walk in it or does one need proof they are Irish? Obviously they don’t want to celebrate the event or they would just put on something green and fricking walk like a normal person in a parade. They want another public forum to shove their sexuality down people’s throat.


48 posted on 03/15/2014 9:04:44 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: G Larry

It’s a St Patrick’s parade. Nothing to to homos, alternative lifestyles, etc. I side with the parade group in their decision to keep the focus on the intent and traditions of the event. Liberals always “demanding” this or that doesn’t mean their wants are justified. In fact, they usually are not justified, they are mainly a bunch of attention whores. W/ apologies to whores.


49 posted on 03/15/2014 9:05:00 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: bayliving

I’d rather have a Yuengling Lager instead...Oh, just puke! Are you from KooKoo County?


50 posted on 03/15/2014 9:05:03 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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