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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-05-09 10:17 AM
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22. That is a lie from a racist coward, not an apology. Did you see those ugly cookies? Did you read
the article linked in the thread header? Some excerpts


"After concocting a bizarre batch of Drunken Negro Face cookies allegedly in honor of President Barack Obama, Kefalnios has been receiving death threats, and now a group of militant black activists is vowing to shut him down for good."

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"Meanwhile, Kefalnios, 45, in a telephone interview on Friday, had informed The Villager of the upcoming protest and said he planned not to be there that day.

"On Sunday, a sign made with a circular white piece of cardboard as might be used under a cake or pie was taped up on the stores front door, stating: Sorry, closed today due to Asian Lunar New Year celebrations. Peace to All.


When did he become Asian? a passing woman blurted out."

Kefalnios whose family is from the Greek island of Zakynthos said he was still sore that a female customer had contacted TV news reporter Arnold Diaz about what the baker variously dubbed his Negro Head and Negro Face cookies. That woman and another woman patron told Diaz in the now-infamous Shame on You segment that Kefalnios had told them that Obama, like Abraham Lincoln, will get his.


That was just something I heard on the radio and I was being repetitive, Kefalnios said. I explained that to Diaz. These women thought I was going to take out the president. Thats so ridiculous.



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"Kefalnios said he was considering suing the first woman for slander, but that family members are advising him against it."

Yes, because you have no case, you hugh moran.


"The baker said hes been deluged with phone calls in one case, more than 50 in one day from as far away as California and Florida.


I get both sides, he said. I get people who praise me and call me genius."



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Asked if he didnt realize beforehand that making this sort of cookie in Greenwich Village would cause an uproar, Kefalnios said, Obviously, its a more liberal area, I gotta take my lumps. It was a happy cookie for a happy day, he maintained, also calling it art.



"Kefalnios even went as far as to say that the cookies with their distorted features and blotchy, cherry-red eyes were inspired by the African masks at the neighboring Bengally African-crafts store.


Yet, Kefalnios said when the crafts stores owner, in one of the Fox TV news segments, was put on the spot he said the word racist. I think that was a bit premature, Kefalnios said."





Normally cheerful on the phone, Kefalnios noticeably sounded a bit sad last week when asked how his business has been doing since the cookie outrage exploded. As local parents are telling their schoolchildren not to go to the store, its taking a bite out of his business, he acknowledged.

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One neighborhood resident who declined to give his name said, Hes not very smart. He thinks hes funny. Hell make a green St. Patricks Day cookie and say, Have a cookie with your beer! But you cant joke with everyone.

{In other words, he's a typical stereotyping bigoted jackass.]

BTW:

Neighborhood: Manhattan/West Village
26 Greenwich Ave Frnt
New York, NY 10011

(212) 242-7580
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