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Protests Swell at Beverly Hills Hotel
Wall Street Journal ^ | May 8, 2014 | By Tamara Audi, Craig Karmin, Erich Schwartzel

Posted on 05/08/2014 10:44:19 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--The pink stucco palace known as the Beverly Hills Hotel has long been a symbol of Hollywood glamour and affluence, the place where Elizabeth Taylor decamped for six of her eight honeymoons. Now it's become the unlikely epicenter of protest against a new set of harsh laws enacted by the Islamic country of Brunei.

The opulent hotel is part of the Dorchester Collection, a luxury chain owned by the Sultan of Brunei. This week, the tiny, oil-rich southeast Asian country set off a storm of celebrity protests and boycotts by introducing Islamic laws that include death by stoning for homosexuals and adulterers.

Over the past several days, 20 events have been canceled at the Beverly Hills property--a loss of about $2 million in revenue for the hotel, according to Dorchester. Local politicians and celebrities are also boycotting the nearby Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles, the hotel's more subdued sister property.

Big names like Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres are urging boycotts, and the Beverly Hills mayor and council are calling for Dorchester to sell the famed hotel.

Dorchester, which runs 10 hotels world-wide, is looking to expand globally and has said it is seeking to acquire a luxury property in New York. Hotel analysts say the publicity surrounding protests against the company could complicate efforts to operate a Manhattan hotel, where there is also opposition to the new law.

The participation of Hollywood's A-list in the boycott has been painful because the hotel has long been a see-and-be-seen spot to eat, sleep and fundraise. The hotel's Polo Lounge restaurant is one of this city's prime power-lunch spots. One event earlier this year attracted stars including Will Smith and Sandra Bullock. . .

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1 posted on 05/08/2014 10:44:19 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hmm. When will they figure out that the Palestinians would do the same or worse to women if they got a chance?


2 posted on 05/08/2014 10:47:31 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: garjog
When will they figure out that the Palestinians would do the same or worse to women if they got a chance?

There are several things wrong with your question:

1. Liberals never care about women. There are already plenty of honor killings and other muslim horrors against women going on regularly in Western countries and no liberals care about any of that. Cultural Diversity is way higher on the Liberal Totem Pole than "women's rights". Way higher.

2. This is all about "gay rights" which is also higher on the totem pole (way higher) than "women's rights" (which is actually pretty low). The liberals in this instance (the hotel) are concerned about "gay rights" not "women's rights".

3. Hatred of Israel is higher on the totem pole than "gay rights" so even if the Pali's started stoning gays (unlikely, since they know how to play the Western liberal game), they still would be forgiven since hating Israel ranks so high up on the totem pole.

The liberals have a very strict hierarchy and their Totem Pole is made of stone. Women are near the bottom (pretty much only get lip-service), gays near the top... but nothing is higher than hating Israel. Nothing.

3 posted on 05/08/2014 11:09:10 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Did they have the hags dressed as vaginas there?


4 posted on 05/08/2014 11:33:54 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is a protest that I can strongly support.

It’s disgusting how women are treated by these creatures.

I long for the day when some scientist discovers a new, clean source of energy and leaves all these oil-rich havens of evil flat broke. ... I hope it’s a female scientist that does it, and I hope she’s a Jew :-)


5 posted on 05/08/2014 11:35:41 PM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
...stoning for homosexuals and adulterers...

I can see why Hollywood types would have a problem.
6 posted on 05/09/2014 1:28:20 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
...the Beverly Hills mayor and council are calling for Dorchester to sell the famed hotel.

There goes the transient occupancy tax. With $2 million in lost bookings, the city lost $40,000 so far.

7 posted on 05/09/2014 1:55:49 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: samtheman

“Liberals never care about women. There are already plenty of honor killings and other muslim horrors against women going on regularly in Western countries and no liberals care about any of that. Cultural Diversity is way higher on the Liberal Totem Pole than “women’s rights”. Way higher.”

I’ve often wondered about that. Women in muslim countries are treated worse than dirt, how come we never have any protests against that?


8 posted on 05/09/2014 2:01:41 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yesterday the Hollywood “bullysexuals” attacked the owner of the Beverly hills hotel simply because of his Islamic beliefs...yesterday OBAMA signed tax, financial and personal disclosure agreements to expose ever arab or religious individual to the attacks of “bullysexuals”


9 posted on 05/09/2014 3:19:41 AM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: tuffydoodle

I wasn’t kidding about the Totem Pole. Not that there is an actual physical totem pole... but there is a strict hierarchy of Liberal Causes... and “women’s rights” are very near the bottom, especially with the liberal women themselves. They are like self-hating Jews who put EVERY other “cause” above their own — and most especially the muzzie right to beat them, chain them and enslave them — above their own freedom and worth as human beings.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 3:28:38 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Not so much the beatings and enslavement but if they put women in binders!


11 posted on 05/09/2014 4:18:23 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

So true. The binders! The humanity!


12 posted on 05/09/2014 4:21:41 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

I’d put abortion way up on the totem pole, but that’s not the same as women’s rights.

Actually, I love this story. Just like in the Mozilla and Sterling cases, parties have attacked and discredited because of personal views. And in each of those cases, people have the choice to take their business elsewhere. That’s the free market.

It’s about time that Islam views were attacked and discredited. Let’s hear the libtards explain why this is different than Mozilla or Sterling.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 4:43:32 AM PDT by randita
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To: randita
I am glad Jay Leno quoted Edmund Burke

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

14 posted on 05/09/2014 5:06:46 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The people at Guinness apparently did not get the memo because Guinness is still on the bar menu at the Hotel:

http://www.dorchestercollection.com/uploads/documents/BeverlyHillsHotel/GeneralDocuments/NINETEEN12%20MENU%20Jan%2014.pdf


15 posted on 05/09/2014 5:10:57 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: samtheman

Women’s Rights didn’t knock down the WTC.
Remember, the libs almost kept Clarence Thomas off the Supreme Court for telling a dirty joke. Now they allow women to be enslaved.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 5:13:14 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: samtheman

Your ranking seems correct. What would you put at the top of the totem pole? Hatred of Israel or politically correct speech or what?

I’ve often wondered what lieberals value most above all their other concerns (which are so many it seems impossible to live like that, to me, because it seems one would be constantly worried about offending someone or doing something offensive)

It seems to me though if that top priority could be identified, it could be a point of attack against leftism.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 5:38:28 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
You know, if they just put their differences aside and look at what makes them the same, like buggering small children, I'm sure they could find common ground.

Who am I kidding. This is the confrontation I want to see.

Want to convince me the left truly embraces it's own values? Take on these M*F*s and change their attitude.

They can't, because at heart, they believe the same thing - Totalitarian rule.

18 posted on 05/09/2014 5:42:34 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The popcorn is out...


19 posted on 05/09/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Caipirabob

Boycotting does work.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 5:50:22 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: FourtySeven

Hatred of Israel?

Or a vile hatred of (true) Catholic and (true) Christianity beliefs?

now, I’ve got a good feel for the today’s “hierarchy of hatred” as far as the liberal’s foreign policy goes. But what are Obama’s and his liberal cohort’s “hierarchy of hatred” on social issues?

I like your totem pole: pro-abortion does support several parts of their more fundamental anti-Catholic. anti-Christian, anti-religious needs. Just like anti-Israel supports several legs of their more open pro-Muslim/pro-atheist/pro-socialist/pro-Communist hierarchy of needs. Is anti-Israel higher than pro-Muslim?

Or does being anti-freedom AND anti-religious AND anti-Western AND anti-capitalist (anti-Jewish banker stereotype for example) AND pro-Muslim culture promote Israel above being anti-American?


21 posted on 05/09/2014 5:52:27 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Night Hides Not

Paging Satan, paging Satan...

two of your divisions are not following the battle plan.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 5:52:53 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: samtheman

Hatred of God and Christ is at the very top of the pole.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 5:54:01 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: MrB

lol


24 posted on 05/09/2014 5:55:02 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Booko NoRoom?


25 posted on 05/09/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: Bobalu
This is a protest that I can strongly support.

It’s disgusting how women are treated by these creatures.

This protest has nothing to do with women, or how they are treated. Nothing.

It is about accepting the homosexual lifestyle.

26 posted on 05/09/2014 6:00:20 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Protests swell. And keen and nifty too.


27 posted on 05/09/2014 6:00:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bobalu

See post #3


28 posted on 05/09/2014 6:01:27 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yeah, but are they “groovy”?


29 posted on 05/09/2014 6:02:06 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: Brad from Tennessee

So they are okay with the Islamic tenets of marrying 9 year old girls, the right to beat and rape women, stoning women who commit adultery, not allowing education for girls, but pissed off about not allowing homosexuality?

The modern liberal movement ladies and gentlemen...


30 posted on 05/09/2014 6:02:52 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The protestors would be doing the same thing if Billy Graham’s ministry or the Koch brothers owned the hotel.


31 posted on 05/09/2014 6:10:37 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: MrB
Oh how I so love when the libtards reap what they have sown...

I loves me the smell of muzzie napalm on the libtards' agenda in the morning...(not to mention midday, afternoon, evening, and late night as well)

Wonder if the dumbass libtards will figure out that all this "diversity is strength" bs is really not true when the metal meets the meat...

I am not holding my breath...

32 posted on 05/09/2014 7:37:43 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Discarded fetuses for power? Hitler may have lost the battle, but he won the war.")
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To: MrB

Not to mention how delightful it would be to see the libtards actually try to rise up against the monster they’ve created and get beaten to a bloody pulp over the defense of perversion and depravity...


33 posted on 05/09/2014 7:39:21 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Discarded fetuses for power? Hitler may have lost the battle, but he won the war.")
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To: wjcsux

When did the entire female genitalia begin to be called a vagina, which is an internal organ? Those costumes are labia, with the wearer’s head intended to represent the clitoris. They’re not vaginas.


34 posted on 05/09/2014 7:45:41 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Rebelbase

Very good point.


35 posted on 05/09/2014 10:58:46 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Caipirabob
[You know, if they just put their differences aside and look at what makes them the same, like buggering small children, I'm sure they could find common ground.]

I can't speak from experience but I heard an account from someone whose job was to process recruits into the Afghan army. He said; “There's so much male-on-male butt-fu+king going on in the Arab world they don't have a name for it.”
He said the practice isn't considered homosexual if there's no romance involved.

36 posted on 05/09/2014 11:09:32 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: samtheman

I would love to show up with binders there.


37 posted on 05/09/2014 12:44:31 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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