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namvet
07-14-2012, 10:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3BGZDP3gDc

Gina
07-14-2012, 11:07 AM
That is outrageous! I hope a DA or someone investigates this. Free speech is one thing, but if the tables were turned, the ACLU would be all over it.

SarasotaRepub
07-14-2012, 11:33 AM
I wouldn't contact any "Authority". Just spread the word and put the POS out of bidness.

SaintLouieWoman
07-14-2012, 11:36 AM
That is outrageous! I hope a DA or someone investigates this. Free speech is one thing, but if the tables were turned, the ACLU would be all over it.
Can you even imagine the outrage if a minority was denied service? A friend of mine had sent me the link privately and I was outraged. The rotten thing is that if you forward it, folks will think that the person sending is a racist. I hate this politically correct BS.

Other cultures don't seem to be "blessed" with the PC virus and take advantage of our weakness.

Hubie
07-14-2012, 04:30 PM
Question: why does that Texaco sign at the beginning of the video look like it's about to topple over? Is it a video error or is the wind really blowing that hard?

Madisonian
07-14-2012, 06:43 PM
Question: why does that Texaco sign at the beginning of the video look like it's about to topple over? Is it a video error or is the wind really blowing that hard?

Not that I trust the site that much, but Snopes (http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/bogalusa.asp) has this to say about it.

Rockntractor
07-14-2012, 07:42 PM
Not that I trust the site that much, but Snopes (http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/bogalusa.asp) has this to say about it.

They say probably not true. I wonder if they are kinda sure about their conclusion. you can trust Democrat fact checkers, they won't lie, sometimes they adjust the facts later though.

Retread
07-14-2012, 07:51 PM
While I wouldn't depend on Snopes to tell me the sun came up in the east, it does sound like this was a bit stretched. All the research I did turned up no substantiation at all.

Rockntractor
07-14-2012, 07:55 PM
While I wouldn't depend on Snopes to tell me the sun came up in the east, it does sound like this was a bit stretched. All the research I did turned up no substantiation at all.

It looks like one of these deals somebody made up just to email around but i don't need Snopes to tell me that, I don't trust Democrats for anything anymore.
no one needs to convince me that muzzies suck, I figured that out Sept 11.

Retread
07-14-2012, 08:04 PM
As best I can tell they aren't even Muslim but Hindu. The inability of some to tell the difference is mind-blowing.

JB
07-14-2012, 08:27 PM
It's his business, he can deny service to anyone he wants to. Oh wait, it doesn't work that way.

re: the video. The guy is clever. That could have been a "Welcome Home" type thing those folks were lining up for. The dude just showed up, made up a story and shot that footage. Pretty funny.

He didn't interview anyone and I couldn't make out what was on those signs. If you drop the audio, the folks in that video could have been waiting for GW to drive by. Or some country music star. :smile-new:

Odysseus
07-14-2012, 10:37 PM
As best I can tell they aren't even Muslim but Hindu. The inability of some to tell the difference is mind-blowing.

That alone tends to make this incident suspect, as Hindus in the US tend to be very pro-military, and Sikhs are even more so. I suspect that the guy who made the video had a problem with the owners that had nothing to do with the claimed incident.


Not that I trust the site that much, but Snopes (http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/bogalusa.asp) has this to say about it.

Snopes is not reliable when the issues involve any semblance of partisanship, but they did acknowledge that an earlier incident did happen:


http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/refused.asp

A U.S. Marine was refused service at a convenience store in Fort Worth, Texas.

On December 19th, 2004, my brother Jason F. Young Lance Corporal in the United States Marines was refused service at a convenience store named One Stop Grocery and Grill at 2001 <NOBR>8th Ave.</NOBR> in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

He was refused service because he is a Marine.

He went in to the store and asked the clerk (a man of middle eastern descent) for a can of tobacco, at which point the clerk asked him if he was in the military. (He had on a USMC shirt) After my brother replied, "yes sir" the man said nothing to him and looked at the other middle eastern man in the back of the store. Then both men proceeded to go in to the storeroom and did not come out. My brother yelled back to them a time or two and they did not respond.

Jason waited a few minutes and finally left the store.

I am very proud of the way that my brother reacted to the situation. I can honestly say if it had been me I would have cleared their counter and taken my can of tobacco. It is not fair that these people come into our country and enjoy the freedoms that my brother and so many others have fought for. They do not respect our service men and women who have died for them to be able to be here. They do not respect our country, and personally I think they need to go back to where they came from.

My main point in writing this is to get the word out about this particular store and discourage people from shopping there. If they can't respect or even sell to the people that are responsible for the rights they have, then they don't deserve to be in business.

Please email this to everyone you know to discourage them from shopping at this store.


The e-mail listed above was written by Heather Dowell, the sister of Lance Cpl. Jason Young, a Marine only recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. While in Iraq, 25-year-old Young served with an advance tactical unit with a group of Harrier jets that is supporting the 1st Marine Division in Iraq.

Ms. Dowell set down her brother's account of his mistreatment into an <NOBR>e-mail</NOBR> that was distributed far and wide. Her letter touched off protests at the One Stop Grocery and Grill on <NOBR>8th Avenue</NOBR> in Fort Worth, the convenience store where her brother was rebuffed.

While it is not clear if the incident described in the e-mail was witnessed by others (and thus could be substantiated by those other than the participants), it is also clear no one involved is disputing the account. Munirah Kabani, owner of the One Stop Grocery and Grill, terminated the employee in question when news of the incident reached him. "When we heard about this thing last week, we fired the guy that minute, but we apologized to the mom and everybody," he said.

To our puzzlement, despite the days-earlier firing and apology to the family, protests continued at the store, an 11 January news report claiming "The demonstration brought a sense of resolution to family members."

This late-2004 Fort Worth incident echoes the early-2003 baseless rumors about serviceman in Duluth, MN, and Hilton Head, SC, being refused service (http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/shunned.asp) by bar and restaurant proprietors who didn't support the war.

NJCardFan
07-14-2012, 11:08 PM
I call shenanigans for a couple of reasons. For starters, if the people were so offended, it looked like they were still patronizing the place. 2nd, if they were in front of the place preventing people from going there, I do believe the local constabulary would be present. In short, I think the guy in the video is a complete idiot.