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Arizona restaurant closes following backlash from its pro-Trump Facebook post

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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 05:33 PM
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Christopher Smith and Jay Warren, the owners of Cup it Up American Grill in Tucson, posted a statement on the restaurant’s social media page last week with a list of things the two support and resent, including the president kneeling for the anthem and late night hosts, Vice News reported.

The post stated: "We believe in and support 100% in the following: OUR President, Always Standing for the National Anthem, repealing Obama Care…”

This was the viral FB post that Cup It Up American Grill posted & deleted after backlash. Restaurant is closed indefinitely.


Yes, the country had gone full retard. Making a patriotic post is now grounds for death threats and closing your business for safety reasons. Net result? People lose their job, their livelihood and peace of mind because politics.

No one should be threatening another persons life or wish violence upon them because of political ideology. Go ahead and boycott, respond on social media or argue a point, but don't be a violent asshole.

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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 05:42 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

There's never an excuse for death threats. I hope the threats are followed up on by the police.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 05:42 PM
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Urban TERRORISM by children ...enabled by media.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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If they had personal fb accounts it wouldn't matter and it wouldn't cause anything but some deleted friends.

If it's on a business account, you're risking a lot due to the circumstances nowadays.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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Well, here's your problem:

That post, which went up at noon Friday, also announced that they would not broadcast NFL games at the restaurant in light of players' kneeling during the National Anthem.

tucson.com...

Don't be not showing football. That's unAmerican!

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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 05:48 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus


Christopher Smith and Jay Warren, the owners of Cup it Up American Grill in Tucson, posted a statement on the restaurant’s social media page last week with a list of things the two support and resent, including the president kneeling for the anthem and late night hosts, Vice News reported.

The post stated: "We believe in and support 100% in the following: OUR President, Always Standing for the National Anthem, repealing Obama Care…”

This was the viral FB post that Cup It Up American Grill posted & deleted after backlash. Restaurant is closed indefinitely.


Yes, the country had gone full retard. Making a patriotic post is now grounds for death threats and closing your business for safety reasons. Net result? People lose their job, their livelihood and peace of mind because politics.

No one should be threatening another persons life or wish violence upon them because of political ideology. Go ahead and boycott, respond on social media or argue a point, but don't be a violent asshole.

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I didn't see anything in the quoted piece that mentioned violence so your last statement is a non sequiter



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 05:52 PM
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a reply to: F4guy
Yelp didn't like them much, before controversial post.

Skip the recent ratings.

My guess is that this facebook thing didn't have much to do with them closing. But it makes for good Fox.

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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Sounds like the free market at work.


The restaurant’s post also mentioned the eatery would not broadcast NFL games until “the organization got it together.”

The post, which went viral, was met with widespread backlash and criticism, forcing the restaurant to delete it and all its social media accounts.


So, it's ok for people to be upset with kneeling, boycott games, burn tickets, advertisers to get on board and potentially pull ads, and the NFL to recommend standing or else punishment, which is all well and fine, but backlash by enough people over a different, conveniently pro-Trump, business that refused to air NFL games is an outrage and somehow...different?

Spare me the double standards and drama. And hypocrisy.

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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
Well, here's your problem:

That post, which went up at noon Friday, also announced that they would not broadcast NFL games at the restaurant in light of players' kneeling during the National Anthem.

tucson.com...

Don't be not showing football. That's unAmerican!


In normal years, that alone would be grounds for a lynchmob by plain old fans.

Times a changin'




posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 06:08 PM
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Freedom of speech does not equate toe freedom from consequence. These owners have the right to freely express what they believe in, and others have the freedom to react accordingly with their views and issues. So it's their problem, their fault for getting themselves into this mess.

Did you see their FB post by the way? Among their issues, they don't believe in or support people who don't support Trump? Really? So people should blindly support Trump in order to be welcomed with open arms into their restaraunt by these owners? Get off it.

Good riddance. I'm sure there's a backwards community somewhere that'd be happy to take them in. They can move there if they can't take the heat where they are.

a reply to: Metallicus


Making a patriotic post


It wasn't merely a patriotic post. It was a politically motivated post aimed at those who refuse to support Trump and conservative beliefs. Lumping those who believe in 'global warming' and those who choose not to kneel at the national anthem among other points. It's purely a political shot they made against liberals, and they got a response.

If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. In their case, they literally had to get out of the kitchen.

As for the death threats, harrassment, never acceptable. Unfortunately there are people that exist out there. That's for the authorities to investigate and these owners to report accordingly. What they are NOT protected from are opposing opinions, criticism and negative responses from the public that may impact their business financially.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention and making my day.




posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 06:38 PM
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What they did was insane.

Insane not because they don't have the right but insane because of the Progressive crazies who will come after them and their property.

They are not a corporate giant who can afford security.


What "one" of our fine Law Enforcement agencies "could" do is seed something like this and just wait for the incoming crazy (not negative feedback but death threats, damage, and illegal actions) and arrest them. Take some kooks off the street nationwide.
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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 06:47 PM
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Well that will put a smile on a mans face, LOL.
Always good to see decent society standing up for itself.

Freedom of Speech in no way absolves you from the consequences of that speech, learn the lesson & maybe decrease your angst.

K~



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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They should have just stayed open and posted a few armed guards outside the doors.
Yeah you can't say anything patriotic anymore because of the America hating Leftist assholes.
Sad.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Free expression.

The same people that encourage it in football players want to deny it in others.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 07:05 PM
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Funny.

In this thread, www.abovetopsecret.com... the whole idea is that football players should not have to "suffer the consequences" of their free speech.

It's even in the OP.


But the same folks here that were probably applauding the OP in the other thread are perfectly happy to see people suffering the consequences of their free speech.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 07:08 PM
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I smell GoFundMe brewing.
Oh and perhaps a job at Trump's hotel.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 07:11 PM
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Free expression.

The same people that encourage it in football players want to deny it in others.


Wait, what?

We've been hearing for weeks from conservatives that the NFL should bench players, fine them, fire them, that people should boycott the NFL and hit the team owners in the pockets if they didn't stop players from taking a knee during the anthem.

Right?

Now the same people are crying that these people expressed themselves and *apparently* it cost them business? What happened to:

"They should keep their politics out of their jobs"
"Just shut and do your job"
"People want to (relax, unwind, yadda yadda) without politics"

and all the other similar sentiments? Imagine that the President had tweeted that folks should have boycotted their restaurant.

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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

The level of hypocrisy is staggering. I can't see how they can't see it.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Does this look familiar?


They have a right to do whatever they want.

I don't have an obligation to watch or listen.

That being said, I'm done with professional sports. Yeah, I know. Some fat old guy on the internet said something. Big deal.

But there are millions of fat old men.

AND WE BUY STUFF.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: DBCowboy


Free expression.

The same people that encourage it in football players want to deny it in others.


Wait, what?

We've been hearing for weeks from conservatives that the NFL should bench players, fine them, fire them, that people should boycott the NFL and hit the team owners in the pockets if they didn't stop players from taking a knee during the anthem.

Right?

Now the same people are crying that these people expressed themselves and *apparently* it cost them business? What happened to:

"They should keep their politics out of their jobs"
"Just shut and do your job"
"People want to (relax, unwind, yadda yadda) without politics"

and all the other similar sentiments? Imagine that the President had tweeted that folks should have boycotted their restaurant.


There is a huge difference between boycotting and death threats.

Regardless, I wouldn't want to be part of a movement that is anti-American.

It's all you.

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