Skip to comments.Scott Van Duzer, the Obama hugger: Shop facing boycott
Posted on 09/10/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT by null and void
The owner says he also thinks Paul Ryan would lose to the president in a workout battle.
The owner of a Florida pizza shop says people are boycotting his business because he bear-hugged President Barack Obama on Sunday.
People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant, Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. Theres no middle line anymore, and thats exactly whats wrong with our country right now.
The owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Fla., said that both Democrats and Republicans are welcome in his store. But he also said he thinks Mitt Romneys running mate Rep. Paul Ryan whose sculpted abs are thanks to intense P90X training sessions would lose to the president in a workout battle.
I think Obama could take him, Van Duzer said, laughing. Obama looked pretty fast and pretty quick on his feet.
So is Van Duzer. For a guy who biked 1,148 miles in 31 days from Florida to Washington D.C., lifting Obama was a piece of cake err, a slice of pizza. And Van Duzer says he wasnt even warmed up.
I dont work out that much, man. Usually, its about two days per week. The bike ride was my big thing, Van Duzer said. Im starting to go back to the gym right now. I need to start maintaining.
Van Duzers June bike-trek was part of his Van Duzer Foundation, and helped raise awareness for blood donation shortages. Founded in 2008 to support a local firefighter whose house burned down, the foundation has since raised more than $600,000, Van Duzer said. Van Duzer said he rode with a few kids from the Boys and Girls Club and met with U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin to discuss blood shortages.
Obama told The New York Times that Van Duzers effort in promoting blood donations was part of the reason the campaign decided to visit his pizza shop.
One of the reasons that we wanted to stop by is that Scott has been doing unbelievable work out of this pizza shop in promoting the importance of donating blood, Obama told the Times. And so he has set some records here in Florida. He has received commendations from the White House, the surgeon general, he has galvanized and mobilized the local community and hes educating kids and folks all across the country on this issue.
Inside the shop Sunday, Obama wanted to know how to look like Van Duzer.
Everybody look at these guns, Obama said. If I eat your pizza, will I look like that?
Van Duzer told POLITICO that he packs on protein with his homemade pepperoni pizza. And the 6-foot-3-inch, 260-pound Van Duzer says he bench presses 350 pounds at six reps, usually twice a week nearly double the estimated 176 pounds that Obama weighs.
When I was in peak condition, I lifted five times a week, he said. But that was before my injury.
He tore his Achilles tendon during an intense charity dodgeball game. Mainly, he says his active, energetic lifestyle keeps him fit.
I move around a lot, he said.
Gimme a pizza bitch! Where’ my pizza?
100 % set up months ago.
“no middle ground” because Obama clearly isn’t interested in using economic principles that would improve the economy. Why can’t Pizza Guy figure this out?
Please copy to Pizza Guy...
He didnt build his business, but he sure made his own bed. LOL
Maybe Moo will order a few pizzas to make up the difference. I’m sure the Food Stamp President watches the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night football games and might want something to snack on.
For every action there is a reaction, Scott Van Duzer.
PS .... it’s a b!tch to go through life being stupid and not really understanding why!
I almost wish I was one of his customers so I could stop being one of his customers.
It is obvious he is an Obama supporter regardless of what he says.
So why should patriotic Americans spend their money to enrich a man who will use it to support a president who is trying to destroy the country?
He had his fre speech.
Now his former customers have their turn.
I’m sure he has more than enough liberal customers who will gladly dine at his restaurant. But I’m sure his business has just gone down by at least half, if not more.
I live 20 miles from his bid ness and i won’t go there
Let his obammy friends go
Meanwhile, the cookie shop owner who told Biden to go pound sand has been so busy, that he had to close his shop one day because he ran out of cookie dough.