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Austin City Council Votes To Ban BBQ Restaurants

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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:11 PM
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“If this resolution passes, we would be forced to close or move. It would destroy Austin barbecue.” says Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin’s BBQ in Austin.

Austin, Texas has long been a destination for Americans of all stripes in their quest to find the best barbecue in the nation.

However, if the Austin City Council gets their way, food tourism may soon be a thing of the past.

Austin City Council members passed a preliminary plan in April to put restrictions on smoke from barbeque restaurants. Some Austin residents complain of the barbecue smoke saying they can’t enjoy their homes they purchased before some of these restaurants moved in.

The city council’s current proposal will require smoke diffusers and will also limit the amount of time that restaurants can smoke. These restrictions will require at least $100,000 in extra investments for most barbecue restaurants as they will be forced to buy extra smokers along with severely expensive diffusers, and in some cases will have to lease or purchase more property.

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This pisses me off. I am a proud Texan. Texas and BBQ are synonymous. What in the hell is going on in America today? Is this Obama's vision of America happening before our very eyes?

It seems as if the big-government liberals ruin one area after another. Then they move to a new area and start their same control-freak, oppressive crap there. They're like an infective organism. They are parasites, in the purest sense of the word. They took the capitol (Austin) then established themselves in the larger areas like Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Now their tendrils are grasping all the little towns in the general area. Harris county is about full commie now. They have ruined even the places that used to be good outside of Houston, like Baytown and Highlands. We basically live in Matamoros now. Or to be technical it's run like Cuba, or Maoist China.

The Florida BBQ incident and now this.....

Is BBQ racist or something now? Did I miss the memo? What are they trying to do to the South? The Rebel Flag and now BBQ? Both things SYNONYMOUS to the South! Liberal idiots are trying to rip the culture out of the South it seems.

Whats next? Taking away our BBQ grills? "Gun grabbers" "Rebel Flag grabbers" and now "BBQ grill grabbers"?

Wake up, we aren't in America anymore.
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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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Is this Obama's vision of America happening before our very eyes?


Yes, Obama's goal is to shut down BBQ joints all across this nation. That's the NWO plot, didn't you know?



It seems as if the big-government liberals ruin one area after another.It seems as if the big-government liberals ruin one area after another.


Is the entire city council comprised of liberals?



Harris county is about full commie now.


Really? The County owns all property and means of production?



Or to be technical it's run like Cuba, or Maoist China.


Mao hated BBQ.



Wake up, we aren't in America anymore.


Nope, were still America. If the people of the city and communities have been complaining about the intrusion of their properties by smoke from these restaurants, it is the job of the council to address those issues.

If it's not an issue and an overreach of the council, the people need to speak up.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: Bloodydagger

I can understand why the did it. If I had a 200-300k property and a bbq restaurant opened up beside me, that smoke would damage my property. That said, I think this is more about zoning and ventilation then anything else



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: Bloodydagger

More nonsense about things being banned when they are not.

If the restaurant came after the people bought the home then I see some reason to complain.

But still does seem a little silly.



Liberal idiots are trying to rip the culture out of the South it seems.


Funny how you call other people idiots when you fall for the click bait of it saying they are voting to ban BBQ when that clearly is not the case.

Oh and Obama doesn't run the Austin City Council, lets get that straight as well.

He isn't omnipresent.
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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:24 PM
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Well I think they should relocate the houses that are near bbq joints.
The bbq restaurants serve 1,000's a day. The house next door serves no one and just holds a few people.

I say move the houses out of the bbq fall out.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:24 PM
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What a bunch of rubbish. ..bbq is the best smell on earth!

Lol people are fine with smelling trash, cars, etc...this is why I live in the country...city people are such un realistic idiotic out of touch with their own sustenance d bags Ive ever seen.

tell ya what you folks stay in your cities just leave me and mine out of your madness.


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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:26 PM
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Anyone complaining about the smell of BBQ needs to turn in their TEXAS card and be escorted to the nearest state border.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:26 PM
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originally posted by: FinalCountdown
a reply to: introvert

Well I think they should relocate the houses that are near bbq joints.
The bbq restaurants serve 1,000's a day. The house next door serves no one and just holds a few people.

I say move the houses out of the bbq fall out.


So violate the private property rights of many, to save one BBQ joint that came after the houses were built?

Does that make any sense whatsoever?



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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Damned liberal Obama loving commies!!!

That said, taking away barbecuing is just wrong. Why don't they just plan out the zoning better?



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: Bloodydagger
Anyone complaining about the smell of BBQ needs to turn in their TEXAS card and be escorted to the nearest state border.


Smelling it everyday with no escape from it, even in your own home, is too much and can be considered a violation against the home owners.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Liking a smell is of personal preference.

I agree with you, that it smells good.

It just makes me want some BBQ when I smell it.

I think it is more about be able to live in your home, without having to smell something that you don't like that wasn't there when you bought it.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:30 PM
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Heard they are voting to remove the star of Texas off everyone's home next. It offends moon loving people.....



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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I bet everything I own that the people complaining aren't from Texas.

Austin is being inundated with people from all over the country, primarily from the west coast, ruining the city with their nonsense.

If they run Franklin's out of town, I hope they move to Dallas. We'd love to have them here.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
What a bunch of rubbish. ..bbq is the best smell on earth!

Lol people are fine with smelling trash, cars, etc...this is why I live in the country...city people are such un realistic idiotic out of touch with their own sustenance d bags Ive ever seen.

tell ya what you folks stay in your cities just leave me and mine out of your madness.


Flawless logic.

They can have the cities, I'm a country boy.

When we BBQ the neighbors react as well, usually with things like "smells great, got any extra? " or " I got a case of ice cold beer, if you have an extra plate. ".

Just as god intended it to be.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: Bloodydagger

It says the upgrade will cost 100,000. The city let the business(es) open, why doesn't the city give the business(es) long term 0 or low interest loans to do the upgrades.

Everyone wins.
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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: Bloodydagger

They need to replace the BBQ places with tofu-soy bars with cushions instead of chairs, because if we're all on the floor, we're all equal.

Peace.

Coexist.




posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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There was no BAN or threat to ban. Yet another way the media lures you into their threads, making you believe the worst has taken place.

Not sure why this is coming up only now. This was originally done back in April. It was PULLED and did NOT pass. For some reason it's being rehashed.

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Did Austin’s city council really ban BBQ and BBQ smoke? No.

The city council did give preliminary approval to an ordinance but strong opposition prompted the council member who proposed the change to the city code pulled it from the meeting agenda. The measure will not move forward unless it is refiled by a council member.



This was an issue for restaurants and trucks in RESIDENTUAL areas.



Council member Pio Renteria asked council to amend city code and regulate the amount of smoke that comes from food trucks and restaurants within 100 feet of residential areas.


If your home was smothered by smoke from these places, you would complain too. Sure, it would be great during times you were hungry, and maybe at first, but day in day out and all day long? Me thinks not!





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posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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It doesn't effect the inside of your house. I live in an area where everyone grills outside and BBQ's every single weekend. Its only when you're outside that you can smell the BBQ smoke. When I'm inside, you cannot smell it. I guess you could smell it inside if you left every single window and door open, however, nobody in their right mind does that these days where I live due to the horrible humidity and heat. You need AC or you're miserable when inside. That in itself would be more torture than "BBQ smoke".

BBQ is meant to be smelled here in the South. The smell of BBQ means that its spring time and summer time. A time to be outside enjoying the nice weather with friends and having a beer and BSing. Yeah, if you're outside and smelling BBQ smoke, it means that the weather is nice and that someone is having a good fun family time.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: Bloodydagger
Anyone complaining about the smell of BBQ needs to turn in their TEXAS card and be escorted to the nearest state border.


They need to stay the hell outta Indiana as well!!!

The problems of the first World, people are so dumb sometimes.



posted on Jul, 29 2015 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: FinalCountdown
a reply to: introvert

Well I think they should relocate the houses that are near bbq joints.
The bbq restaurants serve 1,000's a day. The house next door serves no one and just holds a few people.

I say move the houses out of the bbq fall out.


So violate the private property rights of many, to save one BBQ joint that came after the houses were built?

Does that make any sense whatsoever?


Umm….
Obviously you're not a bowler...



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