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Wasillaguy
08-25-2014, 05:07 PM
"Vermont bistro owners say they’ve taken down their sign about bacon after learning a Muslim woman in the community found the advertisement offensive and insensitive to those who don’t eat pork."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/25/bistro-gives-bacon-sign-the-boot-after-muslim-woma/

bobabode
08-25-2014, 05:13 PM
A Moonie Times article sourced from Blaze. My bullshit meter just pegged. :rolleyes: :D

nailer
08-25-2014, 05:17 PM
Bacon?!!

bobabode
08-25-2014, 05:23 PM
Bacon?!!

Breitbart's is all over it. Probably one of their little helper trolls in a burka masquerading as a Muslim woman. :rolleyes:

Dondilion
08-25-2014, 05:28 PM
A Moonie Times article sourced from Blaze. My bullshit meter just pegged. :rolleyes: :D

It had BS written all over it.

Wasillaguy
08-25-2014, 05:34 PM
A Moonie Times article sourced from Blaze. My bullshit meter just pegged. :rolleyes: :D

Only the sign being posted and the last quote was sourced from Blaze, the rest was sourced from the local NBC afilliate, including the statement that one woman was offended.

http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new-york/burlington/advertisement-removed-after-resident-expresses-offense/27693396#!bJ75UT

By the way, the WPTZ article also contains the final quote that was attributed to Blaze in the Washington Times article.

nailer
08-25-2014, 05:38 PM
breitbart's is all over it. Probably one of their little helper trolls in a burka masquerading as a muslim woman. :rolleyes:

bacon good ;) :D

bobabode
08-25-2014, 05:43 PM
bacon good ;) :D

I'm still wearing my bacon bikini top in solidarity with those alien ancestry ladies in Rajoo's thread. :D

bobabode
08-25-2014, 05:48 PM
Only the sign being posted and the last quote was sourced from Blaze, the rest was sourced from the local NBC afilliate, including the statement that one woman was offended.

http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new-york/burlington/advertisement-removed-after-resident-expresses-offense/27693396#!bJ75UT

By the way, the WPTZ article also contains the final quote that was attributed to Blaze in the Washington Times article.

;) I saw that link too. It's still not beyond the realm of probabilty that some little rightwingnut troll in a virtual burka spoofed the bistro. :rolleyes:

No offense but this still has my bs meter pegged

Wasillaguy
08-25-2014, 07:10 PM
Article credited to "The WPTZ Staff", so you're probably right. The staff at the local NBC afilliate there in Plattsburgh are all hardcore righties, and they had it out for this restaurant. :rolleyes:

That is easier to accept than believing a business would roll over like this.

bobabode
08-25-2014, 07:38 PM
An anonymous and allegedly muslim person complains about what the infidels are eating passes the sniff test with you? Really? :rolleyes:

What's next? A war on Christmas and buffalo wings?

nailer
08-25-2014, 07:51 PM
You haven't noticed the shockingly high number of grounded buffalo?

bobabode
08-25-2014, 08:00 PM
Punked. :D

donquixote99
08-25-2014, 08:17 PM
I believe the basics of the story, given the network affiliate sourcing. A restaurant has a sign, a changeable or temporary one, that mentions bacon. The purpose of the sign is to attract customers. They get negative feedback on it. That indicates that for one or more people, an element of the sign was having the opposite effect as desired. So sure, the content goes. The usual assumption would be if one person bothers to complain, some greater number are actually upset about the thing.

Calling it 'rolling over' is a bit silly though. The restaurant is not in business to uphold the sacred 'bacon' in the face of outsider cultural opinion. That's not their duty. So why should they consider there to be some reason to piss some people off here? That would be a complete departure from normal business practice. What's the percentage in that? The restaurant operates by pleasing customers, not by telling them what they are supposed to like.

'Rolling over' is an assigned meaning not present in the original situation.

Rajoo
08-25-2014, 08:23 PM
This could for all we know a brilliant (IMO) marketing stunt by the Sneakers Cafe. It's Vermont, mostly independent, relatively affluent and people are probably going in droves to Sneakers and feast on bacon as a solidarity gesture. I know I would. :)

bobabode
08-25-2014, 08:31 PM
This could for all we know a brilliant (IMO) marketing stunt by the Sneakers Cafe. It's Vermont, mostly independent, relatively affluent and people are probably going in droves to Sneakers and feast on bacon as a solidarity gesture. I know I would. :)

That thought crossed my mind too. ;)

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQztfsITxBo3FRN4Tlu12rJm1_mX5wMH svMPQzZUdg9XLQFxUoU

MrPots
08-26-2014, 04:33 PM
What am I not getting here.

Muslims do not eat or touch pork. But since when did the mere mention of it become offensive? Is pork not mentioned in the Koran? Does this woman also find the Koran offensive? Does she bitch to grocery store managers because they actually stock the stuff?

My BS meter is pegging too.

piece-itpete
08-27-2014, 12:07 PM
Great, now I want bacon. Preferably a pound or two.

Pete

Wasillaguy
08-27-2014, 07:18 PM
Bacon- it needs more government regulation.

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/woman-accused-of-setting-fire-with-burned-bacon

Rajoo
08-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Bacon- it needs more government regulation.

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/woman-accused-of-setting-fire-with-burned-bacon

Nah, let's go back to prohibition, but only for women. :)

bobabode
08-27-2014, 07:46 PM
Bacon- it needs more government regulation.

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/woman-accused-of-setting-fire-with-burned-bacon

Hell hath no fury as a woman with a .346 BAC and a pound of bacon.

MSN? Welcome to the dark side Was. ;-]

Wasillaguy
08-27-2014, 07:56 PM
Nah, let's go back to prohibition, but only for women. :)

Or at least for this woman! BAC was .346 ! That's edge of consciousness territory.
Hell, I'd probably try cooking without the frying pan too!

BlueStreak
08-28-2014, 07:39 AM
Don't give a fuck about this petty shit. It's just more conservative whining about "political correctness".............As if they don't have their own.

Still, after all of these years, pondering why being told they shouldn't use the word "nigger" is so offensive to them.

Belay my last. I think we all know why that is.:rolleyes:

Dave

Wasillaguy
08-28-2014, 02:09 PM
And her name is "Crispi". :D

I love that kinda stuff. If someone wrote this as a fictional story and named the character Crispi, it would be cheesy and juvenile. Truth is stranger than fiction, and twice as funny!