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In-N-Out burger chain receives invitation from Alabama lawmaker amid calls for California boycott

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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 12:59 PM
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Isn't this more of an issue than any calls for a boycott....

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However, the burger chain defended its GOP donation and said it has "made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the state of California."
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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: pavil
"Liberal" California trying to ruin a business solely for their political donations? And not even a huge donation. Remember what the same hive mind did to that pro Trump Coffee shop owner.

You may not like the Republicans and Trump, but do you really want people in power that would do such things?

"I'm sorry, you can't have your business permit, we noticed you voted in the Republican primary last time around. Sorry".

Why am I not surprised.


Individuals deciding to boycott a business is their right. That is not anything close to having the actual government refuse business permits because of their political affiliation.

Unless you have a link that shows otherwise, you are perpetuating a huge false equivalence.


The individual doesn't exist in a socialist utopia. Your argument is invalid.




posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 01:05 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: pavil
"Liberal" California trying to ruin a business solely for their political donations? And not even a huge donation. Remember what the same hive mind did to that pro Trump Coffee shop owner.

You may not like the Republicans and Trump, but do you really want people in power that would do such things?

"I'm sorry, you can't have your business permit, we noticed you voted in the Republican primary last time around. Sorry".

Why am I not surprised.


Individuals deciding to boycott a business is their right. That is not anything close to having the actual government refuse business permits because of their political affiliation.

Unless you have a link that shows otherwise, you are perpetuating a huge false equivalence.


Try as you might that it's not Democrats trying to do this:



"Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party ... it's time to #BoycottInNOut - let Trump and his cronies support these creeps... perhaps animal style!" Eric Bauman, chairman of the California Democratic Party, tweeted Thursday.


You are right......it's only the fricken CHAIRMAN of the California Democratic Party.......... he's a private citizen too!

Do you want people in elected office that wish to punish people for exercising their right to support any political party they choose?

There won't be any bias......how many times have we heard that one.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: ScepticScot

Democrats don't care. You must support only them or be destroyed.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

What's really dumb about this entire thing is that In and Out also donates to Democrat Super Pacs but do people take a minute to look it up before crying?

Nope, it only comes out way after the fact and now some Alabama politician is using this for political points. Just let it die, don't carry the touch for stupid, you know?



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 01:51 PM
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this is what a dying political party looks like

and if they think ANYONE on the west coast will stop eating in n out for them there insane


btw you can get pepper chinies and jalapinoes just gota ask

they make crazzy good money but i have never had my order wrong not even the smallest mistake ever ... cant say the same for anywhere else ...its amazing what good pay can do



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: Swills

I'm sure they know they donated to Democrats. Since it was the Democrats who started this.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

You give people on the internet way too much credit if you think they bothered to research that before crying outrage on Twitter. They did not bother at all. And then a Democrat politican saw this as an opportunity for voter brownie points. And now a Republican politican is doing the same thing.

They’re all idiots and this is a non issue.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

Suppose they do boycott, or call for same, Joe's Tires and Brakes? What are the vast majority of people, democrat, republican, or other going to do?

Ignore it. Call it out for what it is, idiocy. Freedom of speech isn't just for stuff we agree with. It's also that against which we'd never support in this or any lifetime.

I'm able to make my own choices. Someone calling for a boycott for idiocy such as this, or Joe's Tires, is going to get nothing from me but contempt--assuming I don't ignore it entirely, and I won't be the only one.

Either speech is free, or it isn't.
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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:41 PM
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Bring Whataburger to Colorado, these #s got no idea.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: Swills

This isn't someone on the internet, it's the head of the Democrat party in CA.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Yeah, no duh. Some idiot politician who saw some report on donations and tweeted he was mad and wanted a boycott. Then the Twitter outrage followed because Twitter. Even his own party in Cali doesn't at all agree with him so his protest is pretty much dead in the water.

Now some idiot Republican politician is using this to make national headlines of his own. This is a non issue and will be long forgotten soon enough.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Republican didn't call for a boycott, just wanted a burger place in his backyard.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:22 PM
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All I can say is ask Papa Johns how making any political stance works out in the end. The last thing you want is anyone to stay away from your business for political purposes.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Of course, it's a non-issue.

Why then did this guy call for a boycott? It was certainly a non-issue before that, wasn't it?

It'd be a non-issue irregardless of who called for a boycott.

As for the GOP'er in Alabama? Just as much of a non-issue.

The whole of this episode is foolishness writ large.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

I never said he did, your putting words in my mouth.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: seagull

He called for it because he saw that In and Out donated to his opposition. Now before checking to see who else they donated to he went straight to Twitter and called for it. People do stupid things in the heat of the moment and ever since 2016 politics has been nothing but one heated moment after another.

And too boot, his own party is against him so who cares?
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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: Swills

No, I'm showing why your false equivalency is false. The Republican's comment was fine.

There are plenty of stupid comments by Republicans for no need to do that.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 04:41 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: M5xaz



" the head of the California Democratic Party called for a boycott of the famed burger chain after a public filing revealed that the company had recently donated $25,000 to the state’s Republican Party"


Thanks for the link.



Democrats are SEEKING TO BAN ANY FORM OF OPPOSITION.

Authoritarian much ?


Free speech is authoritarian?

That's an odd position to take.

Also, where was it stated they wanted to ban opposition?



That's the left's version of "democracy" and "free speech"....ME, ME, ME, ME!!! In power forever, unchallenged... wear you NARCICISSIM proudly...


I'm not sure how you came to that conclusion based on this.

Again, it appears you may have a twisted view on free speech.


Nope.
You're the one with a twisted view.

Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction

The California Democratic Party wants In-N-Out to BE SANCTIONNED, be BOYCOTTED, merely because In-N-Out has a different political opinion and has given money to the GOP.

DEMOCRATS SUPPORT THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF FREE SPEECH

Q.E.D.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 04:42 PM
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originally posted by: ElGoobero

originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: M5xaz
Free speech is authoritarian?




this isn't free speech, this is suppression of same.

I can see boycotting a segregated lunch counter, or KFC cuz they mistreat their chickens, but boycotting a business just because they gave money to another party or candidate?

dems run California. will they start blocking Republican-supporting businesses and people? where does it stop?

somebody (might have been me) said that for the left politics is the equivalent of religion, and many of them are fanatics. they are right and holy and anyone who disagrees is foul and evil and stupid so its okay to treat them like dirt.

how long before California forces Republicans to wear yellow stars or something.


This is not suppression of free speech. It is the very act of it.

Just because you take it to such dramatic and ridiculous ends, like forcing republicans to wear stars, does not make this any more than what it is.

Jesus you guys are pansies.



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