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Maine propane dealer won’t deliver to Trump voters–Leaving 60% of customers out in the cold

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posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 06:34 PM
a reply to: seasonal

It is reassuring to see officers calm a situation and get a person to understand, think rational and resolve a situation. I would bet in this case they might persuade the man to fill some tanks.

If he is the only local dealer, I hope it happens. Otherwise, maybe someone else gets new customers.

posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 06:35 PM
a reply to: roadgravel

I think your right.

posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 09:25 PM
a reply to: alsee

Well there will be repercussions, he will lose costumers and credibility in his town etc..

Yes , hopefully , common sense sense will hit him in the head before a shovel does.

We (as a society) are seeing more examples of people taking stands on issues for moral/ethical grounds and very often it back fires. The freedoms of speech assemble etc. does not mean everyone is going to "right" or "correct". At the same time people have the right to say "NO". This sometimes leads to being called a bigot or racist or sexist etc. when really the person is just using their freedom of expression to say "NO".

Is NO a bad word certainly not unless by saying you are violating someones else's rights. I f we need to say "no" for a moral or ethic reason the onus is on us to provide , in a timely fashion, an alternative. We get to keep our disapproval but we must respect the other persons rights too.

So lets run through an example. I am walking down the street and someone asks me for directions to a church. Not being religious might be "truck you buddy leave me alone". A better response "Hey buddy I don't do the church thing But maybe that store knows whee to find one." We get to express our disapproval and we have not limited their rights.

How does this sound to every one?

posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 09:39 PM
a reply to: seasonal

As a conservative... I think people should be able to refuse business to anyone for any reason. That said... if I won't sell to Trump supporters... or I have a diner and won't serve blacks... I wouldn't expect to stay in business long.

Of course... not serving a person because of their race is against the law in America... although it shouldn't be.

In my city I would much rather it was legal to not serve anyone for any reason. If someone won't serve blacks... I want to know about it... so I can make sure they don't get my business.

In Maine, this guy may even lose some customers that didn't vote for Trump... just for being a dick about it.

posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 09:48 PM
a reply to: dasman888

Selling to just certain groups of people is not a conservative belief.

This is a horrible idea that you got there, and is the reason we had/have affirmative action.

This used to go on when certain diners wouldn't serve blacks or they would have to eat in certain areas. Then regulations came in and corrected this type of shenanigans.

posted on Dec, 18 2016 @ 11:16 PM
a reply to: SmilingROB

let's run through this example...

In 2009, Mindy Swank was 20 weeks into a difficult pregnancy when her water broke. Her doctors said the baby, already suffering from severe anomalies, would not survive, and they recommended she terminate the pregnancy immediately to avoid the risk of infection. Yet for nearly two months, Swank’s hospital in Silvis, Illinois, refused to perform the procedure. It wasn’t until Swank woke up one morning bleeding profusely that the hospital finally agreed to induce labor.

“I brought all the pads I had soaked through, and all the underwear,” Swank recalls. “I shoved it in a nurse’s face, and I said, ‘Is this enough blood for you?’ And I kid you not, they measured the blood. I had to be hemorrhaging before their rules would let them do this.”

Swank was shocked that the hospital, Genesis Medical Center, had stood in the way of a procedure her doctors had advised. “I thought when something like that happens, it’s a medical issue and the doctors are there to help you,” she says. But her doctors, it turned out, were not the ultimate authority at Genesis. “In agreement with Catholic doctrine,” the hospital informed Swank, “we must consider only grave and imminent threat to maternal health.”

I mean, the situation your describe just doesn't compare with handicapped women being refused help after waiting a few hours for the tow truck to come and help her out, or a family being refuse to have their heating or cooking fuel supplied to them, and it most certainly doesn't come close to being denied medical care until the condition is posing a grave imminent threat to the maternal health.... If someone's political, religious, or whatever beliefs is interfering with a person's ability to do what is commonly accepted as their job to the point where they are endangering others... they really should find another occupation!

posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 12:37 AM
Liberalism and "Progressivism" are rooted in Infantilism. This is why, at the core, every "liberal" is highly illiberal, a totalitarian. Just like the socialist and communist Governments would not hesitate to kill, starve or imprison anyone who does not agree with them or who appears even slightly superior rather than "equal", your everday American "liberal" will not hesitate to have people who disagree with him, freeze to death.

posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 12:45 AM
a reply to: EnduranceArtist

love it!!! really......
here's my response to ya....
danged religious conservative tow truck drivers will not hesitate to leave you stranded at the side of the road, even when they are told on the phone that your are handicapped and and there's a sign in your window saying such!! and they will use God as their excuse....

posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 06:57 AM
a reply to: seasonal

Good for him. I hope he keeps it up so he can be unemployed shortly.

posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:31 AM
a reply to: seasonal

Did you find it hard to believe that business owners who don't like same-sex couples would refuse to do business with same-sex couples? Same thing here.

posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 10:36 AM

originally posted by: TownCryer
a reply to: seasonal

Did you find it hard to believe that business owners who don't like same-sex couples would refuse to do business with same-sex couples? Same thing here.

Addressing discrimination is only allowed if you're a Right Wing Conserva-flake and it's against Nationalism, Religion or White People. Otherwise you're a paid Racist shrill that secretly supports murder and BLM if you suggest people be treated equal, or fairly.
edit on 19-12-2016 by imjack because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 05:38 PM
a reply to: imjack

The guy is a fool, and he's out of order.

But I can't help thinking if it was someone saying they won't deliver to Hillary voters you'd all be saying "he's exercising his constitutional right! This is America, it's free speech!"

posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 07:12 PM

originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: brutus61

A hate crime? Ummm, no.

Hell, it's not even a crime since anyone can just go to another oil company for business.

If it was a hate crime for Sweet Cakes punishable by $135,000 for refusing service to gays, then refusing service to Trump supporters is also a hate crime, and should also be punishable for just as much.

You can't have it both ways. Either private businesses have freedom of association or they don't.
edit on 12/19/16 by peskyhumans because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 19 2016 @ 08:19 PM

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: seasonal

Well, if he was a Christian not wanting to deliver to gays he would be forced to sell to them, but since he is a liberal punishing evil Trump supporting families it will be just fine.

Or it could just be FAKE NEWS??

Anyone vet the story?
edit on 19-12-2016 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 20 2016 @ 01:37 PM

originally posted by: Grimpachi

Just order without yammering on about who you voted for.

I get the feeling he just doesn't want to put up with people yaking on about it. In other words he's telling them to shut up if they want him to deliver.

Yeah I always talk politics with my gas delivery man.

posted on Dec, 21 2016 @ 02:57 PM
Update to the idiot propane dealer being unlicensed :

posted on Dec, 27 2016 @ 07:39 PM
Rather than take up ATS space by starting a new thread on every Anti-Trump gimmick, I'll just post this one here in the idiot propane dealer...


""Honolulu’s Café 8 ½ gets rave reviews on Yelp for its “Radiatore Verde” and “Italian stir fry,” among other popular dishes at the eclectic mom-and-pop restaurant – but the response to its new 'policy' barring pro-Trump patrons has been decidedly more mixed.

A bright yellow, handmade sign posted on the restaurant's front glass door declares: “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis.”

A photo of the sign was shared with One also is proudly posted on the café’s Facebook page, and was “liked” by some 40 people.""


Since this restaurant is WAY overpriced for what it delivers, losing Trump supporters' business will not hurt in the least. Let the gullible non-Trump supporters be fleeced by Café 8.5..

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