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Jewelry Store Closes to "Mourn" Tuesday's Presidential Election Outcome
WDBJ7 ^ | November 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 11/08/2012 4:30:33 AM PST by sevinufnine

The six signs posted on Lyons Jewelers in Bedford got everyone's attention on Wednesday.

"There's one saying shame on USA and Virginia. Oh my God."

The signs explained why Lyons Jewelers was not open. The largest sign told people it was closed to "Mourn the loss of the America that our forefathers endowed to us."

Another sign said "The president seeks my demise."

A friend of the owner, R.T. Lyons, tell us "He done it to show that he didn't agree and didn't like what happened."

Many people we spoke with were very upset by the signs.

"I don't think it's right," says Eggleston. "It's very childish," said Joseph Bede.

One customer posted a sign telling the owner he lost that person's business. Another customer says she won't be back either.

After 13 years as a loyal customer, Willie Thornhill says she's done.

Thornhill says, "I think this is no place to have signs in your window if you expect to do business in Bedford. I will not be a customer again with this company."

But some people agreed with the owner.

"I think it speaks the truth," Amanda Gordon proclaims.

James Higginbotham agrees with Gordon and the store owner. "He's right. The small businesses I look for them to be closing."

>>> The owner's friend says employees were given the day off with pay.

(Excerpt) Read more at wdbj7.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bedford; election; mourn; va; virginia
Many people we spoke with were very upset by the signs.

"I don't think it's right," says Eggleston. "It's very childish," said Joseph Bede.

One customer posted a sign telling the owner he lost that person's business. Another customer says she won't be back either.

After 13 years as a loyal customer, Willie Thornhill says she's done.

Thornhill says, "I think this is no place to have signs in your window if you expect to do business in Bedford. I will not be a customer again with this company."

But some people agreed with the owner.

"I think it speaks the truth," Amanda Gordon proclaims.

James Higginbotham agrees with Gordon and the store owner. "He's right. The small businesses....I look for them to be closing."

1 posted on 11/08/2012 4:30:42 AM PST by sevinufnine
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To: sevinufnine

As a South-Western Virginian...I hope the good people in Bedford will give this business owner the same show of support we gave the bakery (Crum and Get It) when he wouldn’t allow Biden a photo op at his store over here in Radford.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 4:33:15 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

My brother-in-law owns a small construction business here in Indiana and he’s already laying people off because he will not be able to afford Obama care. Another man I know who owns a restaurant and hotel in Illinois interrupted a vacation to begin selling the hotel due to Obama care. He had run the numbers and knew he could not survive as a result.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 4:35:54 AM PST by Frapster (There you go again...)
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To: sevinufnine

Those ignorant Obama supporters won’t give this man their business anymore because they don’t agree with his politics as a conservative. Yet the store owner was willing to continue to server them whether they supported the socialist loser or not. So, who is full of prejudice in this situation? Could this be an example of why we have so much trouble in Washington proving which side holds the gridlock on so many problems?


4 posted on 11/08/2012 4:35:57 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

So many voted, so many mourn yet the other guy won. Something smells real fishy here.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 4:35:59 AM PST by tsowellfan
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To: sevinufnine
"I don't think it's right," says Eggleston. "It's very childish," said Joseph Bede.

Oh how precious! One of the little babies that voted for the Nanny state to take care of him is complaining about childishness.

6 posted on 11/08/2012 4:39:32 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Frapster

My husband owns a small construction business too....meaning he’s the only one left doing small jobs. We let our 4 framers go not long after Obama was elected 1st time because housing market was dead in our area.

Now, we have found he has to purchase worker’s compensation insurance although he has no employees and we are covered by personal insurance if he’s hurt! Can you imagine?!! Otherwise he is “unemployable” as a sub-contractor now in Virginia.

It’s insanity. No different than forcing someone to buy car insurance who doesn’t own one “in CASE they buy a car in the future”.

So he had to fork out $1200 for the last quarter of the year just to work...and that’s close to 2 WEEKS pay for him right now.

I mourned America all day yesterday and probably will the rest of my life.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 4:40:10 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

Bedford, Virginia.....isn’t that where the first wave of soldiers who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day were from?? Didn’t they experience like 90% casualty rate???

i think they have as much right to express their dissatisfaction as say, cindy sheehan....


8 posted on 11/08/2012 4:42:11 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: sevinufnine

When people have less money, jeweltry is one of those things that you can do without. These people that won’t support this guy’s business were never his cutomers in the first place.


9 posted on 11/08/2012 4:42:36 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: sevinufnine
"It's very childish," said Joseph Bede.

Probably an Obama voter, who focuses on Big Bird. For those customers who won't be back, it is likely that this business will not stay in business anyway due to economy and 0care regulations, so their arguments show their stupidity. I'm so sorry for this business owner who obviously cares about his employees.

10 posted on 11/08/2012 4:43:50 AM PST by PuzzledInTX
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To: tsowellfan

“So many voted, so many mourn yet the other guy won. Something smells real fishy here.”

That smell would be the Obama supporters....legal and illegally here in our land.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 4:44:13 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine
We, bought another business, on Nov,1st. It allowed us to expand and serve larger companies and corporations, most of our clientele had been small business.

None of us thought when we bought it that obama would win. Now it seems that this may become the balk of our business, it may have saved us because so many of our long time customers will not survive the next few years. A lot of people have congratulating us on this and we are proud of being able to do it. Yet there is still a bad taste in our mouths knowing so many of our friends and long time customers will not be as fortunate.

12 posted on 11/08/2012 4:45:15 AM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: sevinufnine

I have personally sworn to not support any business or person whatsoever that endorsed or voted for Obama.

I will ask the store owner. I will ask the potential or existing client or customer. If they voted to destroy my country then I will cut them out of my life.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 4:45:36 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: God luvs America

“Bedford, Virginia.....isn’t that where the first wave of soldiers who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day were from?? Didn’t they experience like 90% casualty rate???”

yes...that is the same Bedford, VA. Not the same Bedford anymore I’m sorry to say....but clearly a few left with honor like this business owner.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 4:46:26 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

“Yet the store owner was willing to continue to server them whether they supported the socialist loser or not.”

Well he was profiting from it.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 4:49:41 AM PST by snarkybob (')
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To: AmericaUnited
I don't have Facebook....but if I did, I would certainly hit the "like" button on your comment.

We are still reeling...but are coming to decisions like yours. We can do this.

16 posted on 11/08/2012 4:49:41 AM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: AmericaUnited
"I don't think it's right," says Eggleston. "It's very childish," said Joseph Bede.

Oh how precious! One of the little babies that voted for the Nanny state to take care of him is complaining about childishness.

Oh the irony! :)

17 posted on 11/08/2012 4:51:36 AM PST by Conservative_Jedi (Give me Liberty or give me Death!!)
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To: snarkybob

““Yet the store owner was willing to continue to server them whether they supported the socialist loser or not.”...Well he was profiting from it.

************

Yes he was...but that wasn’t the point of that post. Do you remember that the Obama thugs threatened to “riot” and “burn down these cities” of their great leader lost? What does the conservative side do? They protest basically in SILENCE...the do NOT DESTROY OTHER’S PROPERTY...but basically take the hit themselves in their show of unhappiness. Quite a huge difference. Wish you could see it.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 4:52:55 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

I don’t believe the bs that people were upset. People should be upset with how Warren, McCaskell and others were elected. They should ask how Obama became President in the first place. He came out of nowhere with no id and very little known history. He has never won an election fairly only with fraud. They should ask why the GOP entered into an under the table agreement to re elect him. They should ask how is Valerie Jarrett involved and Is she Obama’s Hiss? Obama should nor be allowed to take his second term until this fraud is investigated. They should ask which big money people helped him. Hitler didn’t come to power by himself. The big banks like Rothschild helped him. Even parts of the Royal Family. I wonder who in America helped Hitler. Hitler was an uneducated house painter. I suspect Obama is worse.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 4:58:52 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: sevinufnine

“Quite a huge difference. Wish you could see it.”

I think it wasn’t the smartest move for his business.
Seems to be lashing out emotionally and now it may hurt his business.
Might have been a better idea to keep his work and his private politics separated.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 5:10:24 AM PST by snarkybob (')
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To: sevinufnine

And I’m sure that Bedford has more than it’s share of “Coexist” and “Tolerance and Diversity” bumper stickers.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 5:10:26 AM PST by albie
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To: tsowellfan

“So many voted, so many mourn yet the other guy won. Something smells real fishy here.”

The fraud wagon just keeps on rolling.
The electronic voting system is fraud voting on steroids. It is way to easy to “adjust” the totals. Ever had a mistake show up on your electronic bank statement? One second it’s there, then the numbers are changed to reflect the correct balance.
In voting totals, guess who gets to determine the “correct balance”?
It was too easy, the fraud wagon just keeps on rolling....


22 posted on 11/08/2012 5:12:11 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: caver

The thing is Obama voters are big on the bling. You and I might have to dispense with the purchase of jewelry but the welfare queens and kings are never short of the shinies and long ugly fingernails. They pay for it with our cash.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 5:12:39 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: 9422WMR

How does this process work from this point on. Are these votes hand counted and confirmed at some point?


24 posted on 11/08/2012 5:15:56 AM PST by tsowellfan
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To: sevinufnine

Here’s a way to think about this...a darn good one if you ask me...

If you have to pay for 0bamacare for your employees...what do you need worker’s compensation for?


25 posted on 11/08/2012 5:18:50 AM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: tsowellfan

“How does this process work from this point on. Are these votes hand counted and confirmed at some point?”

Ever play a video game? The scores are tallied and changed in a micro second. The only thing that can be accurately verified at the polls, is the number of people who showed up to vote. Even that can be corrupted as no ID is required to vote in many states. IE: Registered voters showing up to vote and the rolls indicate they have already voted.
When voting is done electronically, there is no accurate way to confirm the votes are correct.
Yes, go into that booth with the electronic machine. Go through the motion of selecting your “choice”. But when the votes are tallied, the guy behind the screen with the laptop can make the totals say anything he is directed to say.


26 posted on 11/08/2012 5:23:51 AM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: caver
These people that won’t support this guy’s business were never his customers in the first place.

I don't think you can buy jewelry with welfare debit cards.

27 posted on 11/08/2012 5:24:52 AM PST by TYVets
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To: snarkybob

“I think it wasn’t the smartest move for his business.
Seems to be lashing out emotionally and now it may hurt his business. Might have been a better idea to keep his work and his private politics separated.”

Ahhhh...so you’re saying his freedom of speech should have been kept suppressed for the all American DOLLAR? No, he clearly is NOT A YELLOW-BELLIED COWARD. Guess out troops should go into battle without bullets too, huh?

I bet I know you you voted for.


28 posted on 11/08/2012 5:25:11 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

I’ll bet the “very upset” people were Democrats.


29 posted on 11/08/2012 5:25:32 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: TYVets

“These people that won’t support this guy’s business were never his customers in the first place.>>>>I don’t think you can buy jewelry with welfare debit cards. “

No, you cannot. But what I see ALL OVER MY TOWN is they get their freely distributed pain pills and sell them for a NICE profit. Besides...they sit home all day making/selling meth too in many cases (we had an apartment explode near my home just this summer over the stuff). So..they have their income, trust me...in addition to our tax donations.


30 posted on 11/08/2012 5:28:43 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

maybe your husband needs to “wrench his back”, go on workers comp, and collect his money back

maybe he needs to figure out a different business model- maybe independent contractor? Or figure out how to set up a nonprofit like Rahm Emmanuel and the Kennedys, hire himself and you as trustees, and live on tax exempt income

If he can teach welfare moms and ex-cons to screw in twisty light bulbs maybe he can qualify as a green jobs creator. First, register as a democrat. Second contact democrat congressman and senator to apply for grants


31 posted on 11/08/2012 5:40:50 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: tsowellfan

The stink is VOTE FRAUD.

This election was STOLEN by evicting legitimate poll workers, rigging electronic voting machines, and letting dubious ballots be cast.

The odds of having ties/tight races in battleground and swing states is what makes it fishy.


32 posted on 11/08/2012 5:46:20 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: sevinufnine

“Ahhhh...so you’re saying his freedom of speech should have been kept suppressed for the all American DOLLAR? No, he clearly is NOT A YELLOW-BELLIED COWARD. Guess out troops should go into battle without bullets too, huh?
I bet I know you you voted for.”

I have no idea what you’re talking about regarding the troops going into battle with no bullets.

I think this guy let his emotions get away from him and it may harm his business.
Certainly he has a right to say whatever he wants..but there are consequences.
How do you feel about the Dixie Chicks.

As to you betting that you know how I voted. Is there anything you wouldn’t bet on you knowing.

For years I’ve heard that liberals don’t think with their heads. They’re all about feel good emotions.
This is just about the same thing.
Upset by the outcome of an election this fellow vented publicly to his customers, some of whom were Obama voters. He succeeded in alienating those customers and it didn’t change the outcome of the election at all.


33 posted on 11/08/2012 5:47:48 AM PST by snarkybob (')
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To: WildHighlander57
The odds of having ties/tight races in battleground and swing states is what makes it fishy.

I never even thought of that. Very good point!

34 posted on 11/08/2012 5:50:56 AM PST by tsowellfan
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To: formosa

Good point! I hadn’t thought of that.


35 posted on 11/08/2012 5:51:14 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: silverleaf

“maybe your husband needs to “wrench his back”, go on workers comp, and collect his money back”

>> The problem is worker’s comp does NOT cover the employer...only the employee so that’s the problem. We just “have to have it” now.

“maybe he needs to figure out a different business model- maybe independent contractor?”

>>> He’s always been an “independent contracor” per se. Just now he’s working alone/independently as well doing odd jobs which is a far cry from the 300K custom homes he used to frame with a small crew.

As for a “jobs creator”....I think he’d dig post holes before doing anything involved with government hand out or help. Just how he is and I’m glad for it, but thanks for the ideas. Least you tried to help :)


36 posted on 11/08/2012 5:57:53 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: snarkybob

“As to you betting that you know how I voted. Is there anything you wouldn’t bet on you knowing.”

Yup, that you don’t have a clue about me when it comes down to it. And that you don’t understand some people are willing to take a chance on losing business to voice an honest protest. To them (as well as myself) it is well, worth it because soon we may lose that freedom.


37 posted on 11/08/2012 6:00:28 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: sevinufnine

“Yup, that you don’t have a clue about me when it comes down to it. And that you don’t understand some people are willing to take a chance on losing business to voice an honest protest. To them (as well as myself) it is well, worth it because soon we may lose that freedom.”

Well I never claimed to have a clue about you at all. You opened that box by saying you bet you know how I voted. You said that based on my opinion that as a business owner this guy didn’t make the most prudent decision.
He has a right to say whatever he wants, and his customers have a right to shop elsewhere.

So tell me....who did I vote for.


38 posted on 11/08/2012 6:06:57 AM PST by snarkybob (')
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To: sevinufnine

Ok, maybe you need to become his “employee” (book keeper, appointment scheduler).

then wrench YOUR back - or develop “carpal tunnel” - or “depression”

Or you buy the business (for a $1) and then he becomes your employee.

I am all for outgaming liberals who take money from hard working people


39 posted on 11/08/2012 6:46:28 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: God luvs America

Yep. Part of the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. 46 men from Bedford (a town of about 4,000 back then) landed on Omaha. 23 didn’t come home. The National D-Day Memorial is there largely because of it.

I grew up about 30 miles from Bedford on the other side of Lynchburg (Amherst). Bedford’s a great little town with good, hard-working people, in the middle of the beautiful country of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills.

}:-)4


40 posted on 11/08/2012 7:57:31 AM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: sevinufnine

My business died Tuesday night.
I needed a Romney-Ryan win to continue and I believe the vote fraud machine of the demoncrat party stole this election.
I close June 1st.
End of a 20 year old business.

The war on women is a dem war. They killed my business these last 4 years. It’s over.


41 posted on 11/08/2012 8:51:47 AM PST by TheConservativeParty (Dems to Amerika : "All ur votes belong to us.")
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To: Frapster

In my home county two major coal companies have announced that in December and January respectively they are closing down because of obama’s win and war on coal. They have had enough of his idiocy.

The local paper reports that democrat state politicians hope the president will change his mind on the war on coal-ha! Dope smoking half wits. He will double down on coals destruction.

Its going to be a cold long winter for years in coal country. But hey, those on Uncle Sams Plantation will be happy worshiping their new god the government.


42 posted on 11/08/2012 10:51:28 AM PST by sarge83
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