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Grocery Store Kicks Girls Off Property For Singing Christmas Carols
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Posted on 12/12/2013 5:59:02 PM PST by Morgana

ANCOUVER (CBS Seattle) - Two young girls who were trying to spread holiday cheer were kicked off of a grocery store’s property for singing Christmas carols.

Ayla Bascom and Kaitlyn Manseau chose the WinCo near their home to give shoppers “a warm fuzzy feeling,” KATU reported.

The girls made a sign stating they didn’t want any money and no one went into the store to file a complaint either. Instead, people stopped outside to listen to them sing popular Christmas carols.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattle.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: aylabascom; canada; carols; christmas; kaitlynmanseau; loseco; vancouver; winco
WinCo should get coal in their stocking!
1 posted on 12/12/2013 5:59:02 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

winco used to be our store of choice cuz they were cheaper with comparable foodstuffs x cept for meat but here they have declined in price savings and quality and i wonder if it int something to do with food stamps why should they care when in the first coupla days of every month their shelves are laid bare


2 posted on 12/12/2013 6:02:11 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Morgana

I’ll bet if they were wearing burqas and chanting “Death to the West” they’d not have been touched.


3 posted on 12/12/2013 6:03:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Morgana

Good ending from the Company:

>>WinCo’s corporate attorney, Mike Reed, called them back stating: “Winco has no written policy on that – we do as a company try to remain neutral on some policies.”

Reed told the girls that he didn’t “see any harm in a couple little girls singing” and gave them permission to continue spreading holiday cheer by singing outside of the store.<<

This was probably some minimum-wage libtard who HATES there being a “Christ” in “Christmas.”

Good recovery by Corporate.


4 posted on 12/12/2013 6:05:12 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Morgana

WinCo has already published apology for over zealous wanabe formerly in management training....


5 posted on 12/12/2013 6:06:07 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: Morgana

“I was like bummed,” Bascom told the station. “We were both depressed that we couldn’t spread any more love and joy and cheer.”

I am like bummed too, as this is another example of the War On Christmas attacking the fabric of our nation. From the schoolhouse to most stores, they are our to stop us from celebrating Christmas.


6 posted on 12/12/2013 6:06:11 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Morgana
Grocery Store Kicks Girls Off Property For Singing Christmas Carols

They went about it wrong.

They should have demanded the right to panhandle customers and block easy access to the entrances. Then they could sing anything they wanted and sue if they got any grief.

7 posted on 12/12/2013 6:06:29 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Morgana

So don’t shop at WINCO this year.


8 posted on 12/12/2013 6:08:07 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana

I have no problem with this story. WinCo has the right to control who uses their premises, but only so long as it exercises that right in each case. The girls were required to get permission, they received that permission and everything is fine. If WinCo fails to assert its right by requiring permission, then the right is generally deemed waived and any future group can claim a right to use the premises.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 6:08:39 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: Morgana

It was just one employee - and NOT the policy of the chain store, itself.


10 posted on 12/12/2013 6:10:08 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Salvation

It wasn’t WinCo; it was one employee who was in error. Boycott the employee and not the chain ... :-) ...


11 posted on 12/12/2013 6:12:36 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler; freedumb2003

When I read this story I thought of Mary and Laura Ingalls singing outside of Olsen’s store. Kinda cute and Mr. Olsen would not have minded, and would have liked it even. Mean old Nellie would have hated it and got her Ma to put a stop to it.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 6:13:58 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
Regarding Christmas Carolers at WinCo Foods:

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to respond on behalf of WinCo Foods and its 14,000+ employee owners. As our Spokesperson told the KATU reporter yesterday, the decision to tell these little girls they couldn’t carol on the property was by a clerk that mistakenly thought the activity would violate a company policy.

We have no such policy and this decision was made in error. We apologize to these young ladies and to the mother who accompanied them at the store. They should have been allowed to sing. Indeed, our Spokesperson told the reporter yesterday, before the story aired, that they had been given permission to sing and that they were welcome to do so. We here at WinCo Foods wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

What are we doing about this?

We have immediately made sure that all of our stores understand that this is not a company policy and that this mistake should not be repeated. We have also apologized to the family and once again, do wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

- WinCo Foods,
An Employee Owned Company.

13 posted on 12/12/2013 6:19:11 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> The girls made a sign stating they didn’t want any money and no one went into the store to file a complaint either. Instead, people stopped outside to listen to them sing popular Christmas carols.

Thanks Morgana.

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14 posted on 12/12/2013 6:23:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Morgana
I just wish that there were a WinCo store nearby, so that they could get a piece of my mind that they would really care about.

Flash mobs stealing and doing damage is probably "tolerable."
Christian flash mobs singing Christmas Carols, not so much.

BAH HUMBUG!! anti-Christian perverts!

15 posted on 12/12/2013 6:46:42 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: S.O.S121.500
WinCo has already published apology for over zealous wanabe formerly in management training....

Dennis Prager, a few years ago, had a radio program that dealt with the value and validity of Generaliations.
Although not mentioned, I would bet that the doofus "management in training" bats for the other team...

16 posted on 12/12/2013 6:51:51 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Morgana

“Seattle” is all we need to know when foolish things are done.


17 posted on 12/12/2013 6:52:40 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: bigheadfred

Our Winco seems fine — go there every couple days — and no inventory problems at the first of the month. I wonder if your particular Winco has management problems.


18 posted on 12/12/2013 6:53:37 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: freedumb2003
the waters should be tested by a couple of old women singing....if its okay for the "little girls" then it'd be okay for the oldsters?...

and if its good enough for the old and the little then the rest of us could be singing too...

19 posted on 12/12/2013 7:02:05 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: steve86

Maybe they do. Maybe it is the amount of people who don’t speak English there “shopping”.

I have taken to previewing the online ads for other grocers, something WinCo doesn’t do since WinCo doesn’t really have weekly “sales”, and shop accordingly per sales in a loop. We are on a limited budget and Winco is the furthest away.

If I want to see mismanagement I go to Walmart.


20 posted on 12/12/2013 7:02:08 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Star Traveler

I’m giving odds that the employee is a liberal, that voted for Ogodless.. Yep!


21 posted on 12/12/2013 7:49:52 PM PST by carlo3b (“Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad,” Henry Kissinger)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Excellent post. I agree 100%.


22 posted on 12/12/2013 9:17:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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To: Morgana
There's a video of the girls here:

http://redalertpolitics.com/2013/12/12/wash-grocery-store-stops-girls-from-singing-christmas-carols-outside-store/

Cute kids.

23 posted on 12/12/2013 11:02:21 PM PST by TChad (The Obamacare Motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: publius911

WinCo and Prager bump….


24 posted on 12/13/2013 3:57:34 AM PST by onedoug
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To: publius911

Reed told the girls that he didn’t “see any harm in a couple little girls singing” and gave them permission to continue spreading holiday cheer by singing outside of the store.

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The above is from the article.

Everyone knows how inconvenient it is to read beyond the headlines, but it does make our commentary more relevant and in tune with the facts of the story.


25 posted on 12/13/2013 10:00:32 AM PST by dmz
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To: Theodore R.

I believe that was Vancouver ...


26 posted on 12/13/2013 10:28:49 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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