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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:15 PM

No, not the Onion. Conservatives cheer Papa John's for raising prices and cutting hours

On Friday, another shot was fired by conservative supporters of fast-food companies claiming to chafe under the requirements of Obamacare.

Rebooting America, a small but vocal group formed after the Nov. 6 election, has designated Friday as National Papa John's Appreciation Day. The announcement was made in support of Papa John's CEO John Schnatter's recent statement that the Affordable Care Act may prompt the pizza chain to raise prices and cut employees' hours in order to keep them from qualifying for health care.

Through the Twitter hashtag #IStandWithPapaJohns, the group is urging people to rush out and buy Papa John's pizza to show support, and to oppose the onslaught of social media attacks and informal boycotts of the chain as a result of its position.

As of Friday afternoon, the organizers claim to have connected with some 20,000 participants nationwide, with comments flooding the Facebook page of the "buycott" and the Papa John's page itself.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/papa-john-gets-love-stance-against-obamacare-210500964.html

Go out and buy the more expensive pizzas!

If Obama found the cure to cancer, conservatives would boycott it.

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Reply No, not the Onion. Conservatives cheer Papa John's for raising prices and cutting hours (Original post)
ck4829 Nov 2012 OP
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 #1
Initech Nov 2012 #3
Initech Nov 2012 #2
Laxman Nov 2012 #4
DisgustipatedinCA Nov 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #14
lbrtbell Nov 2012 #21
Arcanetrance Nov 2012 #6
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #18
Dubster Nov 2012 #7
Hugin Nov 2012 #8
Hugin Nov 2012 #22
Lex Nov 2012 #9
Scruffy Rumbler Nov 2012 #10
mick063 Nov 2012 #11
Laxman Nov 2012 #17
louis-t Nov 2012 #12
Union Scribe Nov 2012 #13
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #15
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2012 #19
frylock Nov 2012 #20
geomon666 Nov 2012 #16

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:18 PM

1. you know

if they're going to do what they did for Chick-Fil-A for every restaurant chain franchise owner that acts like an asshole, they will wind up eating at some of the crappiest places around and leaving the good food for the rest of us.

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Response to InsultComicDog (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:28 PM

3. Good point.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:26 PM

2. Conservatism = sociopathy. Or nihilism. They just don't give a fuck.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:29 PM

4. Eat Every Meal at Pappa John's

go ahead, keep eating this crap. Let's start a movement for every republican to eat a Pappa John's pizza every day for a month. Want to talk about a strategy that would ensure their permanent minority status. 30 days of bad pizza will have them keeling over clutching their chests in droves.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:32 PM

5. Can we get the CEO of Ex-Lax to complain about Obamacare? Please?

I'd pay to see this.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:06 PM

14. +1000 nt

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:48 PM

21. DUzy material, right here - n/t

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:34 PM

6. Only they would call that pizza

Maybe I'm based but between growing up in an Italian family and in NYC and NJ butf that's not pizza I only ever ate papa John's once and I found it soggy and tasteless the only redeeming qualities were the pepperchinis and it was free

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:18 PM

18. I miss Bayonne pizza, ca.1965.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:36 PM

7. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:37 PM

8. I figure this is all a PR gambit.

IMHO, Papa John's is way over expanded and is probably underwater already. Definitely a SELL. Definitely. Poor management. Sell. Definitely, a sell.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:57 PM

22. Kick. n/t

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:40 PM

9. The right wing nut jobs are some the stupidest people on earth

and they continue to demonstrate it over and over again.

Losers.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:47 PM

10. I am not on twitter....

but any chance this hashtag can be swamped like the hashtag youknowyoursonisgay? Maybe #IStandWithPapaJohns to screw the American working class or #IStandWithPapaJohns to raise price on crap pizza for papa's own gain or #IStandWithPapaJohns as a selfish f*ck?

Loved how other hashtags have been commandeered for good!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:52 PM

11. The pissed off employees

 

are spitting "loogies" into every Teabilly pizza order.


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Response to mick063 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:15 PM

17. Yes, a special extra "topping" for their loyal customers!

Better ingredients, better pizza....Ha!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:01 PM

12. Into oblivion with them.

20,000 participants vs. hundreds of thousands who will stop buying their crap.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:04 PM

13. Reminds me of their defense of price-gouging

They're so in love with corporate greed they'll knowingly pay more to support it.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:07 PM

15. That hashtag is itching to be hijacked

Oh yes, it really is.

"#IStandWithPapaJohns to add a 30-car garage to the 22-car garage he has now."

"#IStandWithPapaJohns to screw over hardworking employees making him rich."

etc.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:47 PM

19. People just don't get it. When employers don't provide health insurance, taxpayers pick up the tab

Medicaid, county health programs for the poor, unpaid emergency room visits that drive up the costs for everybody. All this for a guy who's worth $600 Million?

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:00 PM

20. #IStandWithPapaJohns over the toilet from food poisoning

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:13 PM

16. #IStandWithMillionaires would be more accurate

So would #PoorAsAChurchMouse but they'll never admit that.

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