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Libs call for boycott of Papa John’s as CEO anticipates cut in workers’ hours ^

Posted on 11/11/2012 12:07:20 PM PST by bryan999

Yesterday Twitchy reported that the unhinged Left was targeting Applebee’s because one monstrous franchisee may implement a hiring freeze to deal with the financial realities of Obamacare. Today, the target is Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter.

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To: DoughtyOne

North Korea-Run Restaurants Spread Propaganda and Kimchi Across Asia By Sebastian Strangio

Jun 6 2011, 7:00 AM ET 14

TGI Friday's meets DPRK propaganda center, the state-owned Pyongyang Cafés provide kitschy entrainment and much-needed revenues for the regime back home

Waitresses perform for diners at the Pyongyang Restaurant in Phnom Penh. By Sebastian Strangio VLADIVOSTOK, Russia and SEOUL, South Korea -- The Pyongyang Café sits at 58B Verkhneportovaya Street, a short walk from the twinkling lights of Vladivostok's container port. Patrons in this east Russian city, the home of the Pacific Fleet, are greeted at the door by pretty Korean waitresses, who take their coats and usher them into small booths with pine tables and lashings of plastic foliage. From a separate area of the restaurant -- reserved for Koreans, one waitress tells me -- comes the muffled sound of a karaoke machine, the same song warbling on repeatedly. After a bottle of Russian beer, a plate of dumplings, and a tasty bowl of bibimbap, Korea's national rice dish, I hand over a wad of rubles equivalent to about $35.

Among the city's growing cohort of Korean restaurants, Pyongyang Café has an unusual claim to fame. It is run by the North Korean government, part of a far-flung chain of restaurants that funnels much-needed foreign exchange to the ailing regime in Pyongyang. Andrey Kalachinsky, a veteran journalist and local analyst, said that in the Soviet era, when Vladivostok was a closed military city, the Pyongyang Café was the only foreign eatery in town -- a symbol of the political and economic ties between the Soviet Union and Marshal Kim Il-Sung's Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

41 posted on 11/11/2012 1:14:58 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: dfwgator

Correct, what started as a “perk” to get around Fed control of wages during WWII, is now a “right”???
Extra vacation time, company cars, etc, were all part of that.

42 posted on 11/11/2012 1:15:28 PM PST by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: bryan999
Libs aka Dummycrats will be doing a lot of boycotting for four more years.
43 posted on 11/11/2012 1:17:38 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls.")
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To: presently no screen name

Yeah, that’s why it will be funny to see this week’s first time unemployment claims. Probably drop by 30,000.

44 posted on 11/11/2012 1:23:17 PM PST by fhayek
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To: bryan999

So the Libs are finally acknowledging that Obamacare is costing money rather than saving money.

45 posted on 11/11/2012 1:28:07 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: john drake

“A revolution is in the making, the feds don’t know it yet, or expect everyone to rollover and keep taking it in the you know where.”

Oh, the feds know it. That’s why the feds are buying up ammo in huge numbers, and why they are champing at the bit to enact more gun bans. The feds are scared (which is a good thing). Remember the words of Thomas Jefferson: “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. But when the government fears the people, there is freedom.”

46 posted on 11/11/2012 1:28:43 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: bboop

It doesn’t work that well when you consider that the fewer hours an employee works - the less he/she pays in taxes, which results in less revenue for the feds. That results in less money coming in to support the takers in society, so at some point they get cut off.

Sounds good to me.

47 posted on 11/11/2012 1:29:36 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: bryan999

The libs should boycott the root cause of the problem - the socialistic health care law their “messiah” rammed through. A company with a small margin like pizza sales, simply cannot afford 0bamacare, unless the libs are willing to pay around double the current price for a pizza.

48 posted on 11/11/2012 1:59:15 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: bryan999

I call for a boycott of Liberals. Don’t be their friends. Don’t do business with them. If they are your employees, fire them. It’s time for the Economic Civil War!

49 posted on 11/11/2012 2:02:20 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: virgil

“They’re going to have a lot of businesses to boycott.”

Seeing as how the real target is all forms of capitalism, I suspect you’re right.

50 posted on 11/11/2012 2:12:04 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: lonevoice

To Libs . . . make your own damn pizza.

51 posted on 11/11/2012 2:22:12 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: bryan999

Last night I suggested that we need another Chick-fil-A day to show conservative solidarity. Perhaps instead we need a Papa John’s day to shove it up liberals’ asses. I’m sick of these entitled assholes getting jealous of others’ hard work and sacrifice.

52 posted on 11/11/2012 2:34:20 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: bryan999
I hope people realize that this sort of conduct by employers is exactly what the liberals who designed Obamacare want.

Those designers want single-payer -- "Medicare for All" or some other form of healthcare directly paid for, if not also provided by, the government, and financed by new and higher taxes, especially a tax (at ordinary rates) on the value of employer-provided private insurance, which will drive private insurance quickly out of business.

The only reason we do not have "Medicare for All" already is because a majority of Americans have confidence that they can get jobs with benefits until they are eligible for existing Medicare (for senior citizens), and a majority of health care providers are similarly confident that there will be private health insurance to pay fees higher than Medicare. Take away that confidence and voters and providers will fall over themselves to rush single payer of some form into effect. (Providers will be in the forefront -- out of fear that if they don't lead on the issue, the policy will end up imposing lower rates than they can manage or even outright nationalize their assets.)

The worst part about the political consequence of these moves by low-wage part-time employers is that they will shift political sentiment despite literally zero people losing employer-paid healthcare they already had. It's not as if any Applebees were actually offering comprehensive health insurance to employees anyway. (Non-dependent mini-med plans, sure, but those weren't valuable to begin with.)
53 posted on 11/11/2012 3:09:56 PM PST by only1percent
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To: bryan999
This is getting serious. I've already added Chick-Fil-A to the regular rotation. Now I've gotta add Papa Johns. Another couple of boycotts and I'm going to be poor and fat.
54 posted on 11/11/2012 3:19:45 PM PST by sphinx
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To: sphinx

Guess what I ordered for dinner?? Large Papa John’s pie with extra cheese and grilled chicken. Cheese was the YUM! I’m stuffed.

I asked the delivery kid if he had heard about the “boycott” of Papa John’s and he looked at me with a lost “duuhhh???” and shook his head. I handed him a $20 bill, told him to look it up and to keep the change ... and to tell his manager that I fully support Papa John’s.

55 posted on 11/11/2012 3:32:22 PM PST by bryan999
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To: Pride in the USA
Yep. They can learn to make their own, and we can let Papa John's make ours. :-)
56 posted on 11/11/2012 4:09:19 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: bryan999

What else can we do that would make the liberals boycott this whole country? Especially on voting day.

57 posted on 11/11/2012 4:34:57 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: The_Reader_David

I was lurking on DU, cant post there got busted and banned yrs ago, anyhow their thread on this, most of them that are going to boycott Papa Johns also put in their posts that they hate his pizza and never eat it anyhow, so their boycott is going to have a pretty hard time affecting that business

58 posted on 11/11/2012 4:57:56 PM PST by chiya (If Hitler had ruled India, Ghandhi would have been a lampshade.)
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To: chiya
Stoopid DUmmies, they're all torn up about potential employee hours being cut at Papa Johns, so what do they do? Boycott, which if successful makes the thing about which they're so distraught all the more likely.

The rational response would be to go buy more so the reduction would be less likely. But no, they're going to intentionally hurt the object of their concern. Brilliant! That’ll show ‘em!

59 posted on 11/11/2012 5:07:36 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why not? If they won’t support Obama, they should just be out of business altogether.

Where do these people come from?

60 posted on 11/11/2012 5:34:57 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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