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Popular Florida eatery tells vet ‘his kind’ not welcome; backlash follows (VIDEO)
Biz Pac Review ^ | June 12 2014 | Tom Tillison

Posted on 06/12/2014 8:28:35 AM PDT by PoloSec

An eatery in South Florida bit off more than it could chew when a veteran was told “his kind” was not welcome.

Robert Thompson, a 20-year Navy vet who served in Iraq, visited the Old Key Lime House in Lantana, Fla., on Saturday and was told to remove a leather vest because they do not allow “gangs or colors” at the restaurant, WPTV reported.

The vest was covered with patches associated with his military service, such as a large patch depicting his affiliation with American Legion Post 180, according to the local NBC affiliate.

A ‘porpoise’ driven life? Woman has sex with a dolphin during a NASA-funded experiment

“You don’t see anything that’s derogatory,” Thompson told WPTV. “You don’t see anything that’s intimidating. All it is, is just a bunch of bright colors.”

But the manager saw it differently.

“He [the manager] goes, ‘we don’t want you here, we don’t like what you stand for,’” Thompson said. “I looked at him and just went, ‘Wow.’”

Thompson shared his experience on Facebook afterwards and the story took off.

As fate would have it, the owner of the restaurant and his daughter are both veterans, and the manager who made the comments was suspended, WPTV reported.

“He shouldn’t have been out there speaking,” manager Katherine Kenyon. “We apologize for that. We welcome them [bikers and veterans].”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: threadhijack

1 posted on 06/12/2014 8:28:35 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Manager just cost the owner his business.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 8:30:07 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Happier than a Svoboda skinhead with a free new armband.)
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To: PoloSec

but did they fire him?


3 posted on 06/12/2014 8:30:11 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: PoloSec

Another victim of public school!


4 posted on 06/12/2014 8:30:23 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: PoloSec

You know, you can delete those teaser lines to other articles from stuff that you post. Talking about the dolphin thing.......


5 posted on 06/12/2014 8:32:22 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: PoloSec

What do porpoises have to do with this story?

(The 4th sentence..........)


6 posted on 06/12/2014 8:33:20 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: PoloSec

But I’ll bet the manager allowed that woman and her dolphin partner in!


7 posted on 06/12/2014 8:34:19 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: PoloSec
Wait - WTF???

A ‘porpoise’ driven life? Woman has sex with a dolphin during a NASA-funded experiment

8 posted on 06/12/2014 8:34:43 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: PoloSec

Way to hijack your own thread.

Did you do this on porpise?


9 posted on 06/12/2014 8:37:04 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: PoloSec

Sounds like the manager was on the snippy side.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 8:39:55 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: PoloSec

Any pics or video on the poorpuss show?


11 posted on 06/12/2014 8:41:33 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: GSWarrior

That threw me off as well until I clicked on the actual page to see it not being part of the article. I’m glad the vet spoke up and the owners sound earnest. I guess they need the help, but they should fire that foul mouthed staffer.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 8:41:36 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: PoloSec

Looking forward to seeing a “Closed” sign on the front door very soon.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 8:41:53 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Responsibility2nd
Way to hijack your own thread. Did you do this on porpise?

Best laff in while..thumbs up
14 posted on 06/12/2014 8:43:05 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: Mr. K

The owner just suspended him.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 8:50:40 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: PoloSec

I see this is a new story but I swear I saw one very similar to this a couple of months ago. A Vet with a service patch jacket (not vest) kicked out of an eatery.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 8:50:57 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PoloSec; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

Key West is rife with homosexual friendly businesses. I guess veterans aren’t welcome there....

Florida media isn’t covering this.

Florida news ping.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:53 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sorry, this is not Key West. I misread.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 8:54:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: PoloSec
As a regular customer of this very special restaurant I was ready to send them a note and not return, until I saw this:
As fate would have it, the owner of the restaurant and his daughter are both veterans, and the manager who made the comments was suspended, WPTV reported.
Sorry this was not in the headline!
19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:57:35 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Responsibility2nd
Did you do this on porpise?

Nah!...He did it just for the halibut.

20 posted on 06/12/2014 8:59:38 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

Damn! The Friday silliness is stating early! I like it!


21 posted on 06/12/2014 9:00:40 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"He promised to call", she lamented, "but he never did."

"I prefer to believe he just couldn't dial because of...the flppers," she added, her voice trailing off.

22 posted on 06/12/2014 9:02:08 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: PoloSec

I was also distracted by and laughed at the porpoise insert! LOL!

From the story: “As fate would have it, the owner of the restaurant and his daughter are both veterans, and the manager who made the comments was suspended, WPTV reported.”

THE RESTAURANT OWNER AND HIS DAUGHTER ARE BOTH VETERANS!!!!

It is ALWAYS critical, as an employee to learn of the background and biases of your employer so as to be as useful to them as possible...and also, at the very least, where to guard against offending! This guy stepped in it Big Time! This ranks up there in the Serious Mistakes in Career Decisions Dept.!


23 posted on 06/12/2014 9:03:47 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: GSWarrior
Talking about the dolphin thing.......

hahahaha!

24 posted on 06/12/2014 9:08:40 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I could never see why everyone thinks Key West is so great. The fags are everywhere, and the shallow rocky beaches suck when compared to the beaches in Naples or Fort Myers.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 9:12:11 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"A ‘porpoise’ driven life? Woman has sex with a dolphin during a NASA-funded experiment "

Not on porpoise, more like Jumped The Shark!

26 posted on 06/12/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Flipper approves of this message!


27 posted on 06/12/2014 9:43:39 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: PoloSec

A ‘porpoise’ driven life? Woman has sex with a dolphin during a NASA-funded experiment

28 posted on 06/12/2014 9:48:19 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: PoloSec

29 posted on 06/12/2014 9:51:52 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: PoloSec

“suspended” How about fired?


30 posted on 06/12/2014 10:09:35 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Slump Tester

You don’t go to Key West for the beaches. You go for the Duval Crawl! :-))


31 posted on 06/12/2014 10:11:43 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Way to hijack your own thread.
Did you do this on porpise?

Some people cut and paste.
And don't believe in previewing before posting.
Some typos are truly hilarious, too!

32 posted on 06/12/2014 2:36:14 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: PoloSec
A ‘porpoise’ driven life? Woman has sex with a dolphin during a NASA-funded experiment

Huh???

33 posted on 06/12/2014 2:40:05 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I visited the Key's last fall....I stayed in Cudjoe Key.

Never saw an overt gay thing there. I went to dinner in Key West....a couple of times...Maybe had a gay waiter..I don't know. Didn't care...

I would never have known about the gay thing...if someone hadn't told me.

And I've pretty good gaydar.

34 posted on 06/12/2014 4:22:25 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

What?

You were in Key West and you didn’t notice much gay-ness?

Tell the truth, how many drinks had you consumed?


35 posted on 06/12/2014 4:25:07 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: KC Burke
Ha!!....

Ate dinner at the Conch Republic...and at Louies Backyard. The only hint of gayness was at Louies...But the food was excellent and nobody bothered me.

I did not hang around Key West....just ran in there and ate dinner..at some places I was interested in.

36 posted on 06/12/2014 5:28:15 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: PeteB570

You are correct. It happened at a Pizza Hut. These stories are identical with the actual restaurant being different. Plus, there was no porpoise sex in the earlier story...


37 posted on 06/12/2014 5:40:55 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: GSWarrior

“You know, you can delete those teaser lines to other articles from stuff that you post. Talking about the dolphin thing.......”

Yeah, that should have its own thread.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 5:44:10 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Osage Orange

I have been on Key West at New Years eve — wow. We were staying on a nearby key and went down to Duvall Street for the evening and night.

Not as disgusting as some gay parades but the straights were almost out numbered.


39 posted on 06/12/2014 6:31:56 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: PoloSec

.


40 posted on 06/13/2014 8:49:45 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Key West is rife with homosexual friendly businesses. I guess veterans aren’t welcome there....

Leather jacket with patches. Manager probably didn't look closely and mistook the vet for being in a biker gang.

41 posted on 06/13/2014 9:02:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PLMerite
Yeah, that should have its own thread.

You know the Admin Mod would pull that thread with a "No Thanks", in a heartbeat.

42 posted on 06/13/2014 9:04:44 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

The story got posted and not pulled.


43 posted on 06/14/2014 10:38:07 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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