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    Amerigo Vespucci (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-13-11 01:36 PM
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    GOP hopeful Herman Cain admits he refused pizza to black neighborhood



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    In a startling admission recently, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, said that he would apply his experience in business to a potential job in the White House: specifically, his experience in denying pizza deliveries to a black neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Cain, who is himself black, said that because the neighborhood was violent he refused to send delivery drivers there, and that he'd apply the same logic to his foreign policy decisions.

    “When I first became president of Godfather’s Pizza, there was a very dangerous part of town in the black community where I wouldn’t allow my restaurants to deliver because we had kids beat, robbed,” he reportedly said.

    "And I said ‘if I won’t send my son over there, I’m not going to send someone else’s son or daughter over there.’ Last week in Omaha, Nebraska, that same neighborhood that I wouldn’t deliver in — that they are delivering in now — a Pizza Hut driver was killed."


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    Liberal_Stalwart71 (1000+ posts)Mon Jun-13-11 01:40 PM
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    1. O.K., can we NOW officially call him an Uncle Tom??!?!?! n/t

    Edited on Mon Jun-13-11 01:43 PM by Liberal_Stalwart71

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    At least some of the DUers are sane about it. I delivered pizzas for Pizza Hut when I was in college. Most of the other delivery guys were black. Most of the neighborhoods we delivered to were black. We stopped delivering to one all black area after the black delivery drivers kept getting robbed. Its the only the thing to do sometimes.
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    There are more responses now, but I'm on my son's laptop & you would not believe how long it took me to post this OP. Anyone else want to bring over some more responses, feel free.
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    I like the knee jerk response instead of trying to find out why.
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    pipi_k (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-13-11 01:49 PM
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    3. No.

    He didn't deny pizza to the neighborhood because it was black.

    He denied delivery to the neighborhood because it was violent. And just happens to be black at the same time.

    I don't give a shit what color someone is. Refusing to send one's employees to an area known for violence is the sane thing to do.

    You don't get points for "proving" how unracist you are by knowingly putting others' lives in danger.
    democrat_patriot (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-13-11 01:44 PM
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    2. Why is it wrong to not deliver in a violent area?

    If my kid worked for his pizza chain, I'd commend his action not to put my kid in danger.

    Black neighborhood - Uncle Tom?
    Hispanic/white neighborhood - racist?

    Very dangerous neighborhood where pizza delivery people are targeted, robbed, beaten and killed? - ???
    tkmorris (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-13-11 02:09 PM
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    12. Cain may be a jackass but I don't see a problem here.
    A dangerous neighborhood is a dangerous neighborhood, and pizza delivery drivers are notorious targets for thieves. There are easily enough real issues to discredit this man, attempting to create controversy where none exists is not necessary.
    Some rare moments of sanity from the DUmmies.

    pipi_k (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-13-11 01:53 PM
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    4. OK, you know what it is?
    If it's a black Democrat who refuses to do that, it's perfectly fine.

    If it's a black Republican who refuses to do it, it's "racism".


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    Blasphemer (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-13-11 02:10 PM
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    13. So instead of usinging his influence to try to improve the quality of life in that area

    He simply refused to do business there. Yes, that's a wonderful solution. I understand that delivery drivers are in a job that can put them at risk but there are many ways in which risk can be minimized. I wonder if he ever hired anyone who actually lived in this neighborhood?
    Yes, I'm sure delivering pizzas to the area would have lowered the crime rate and greatly improved the quality of life there.

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    Blasphemer (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-13-11 02:10 PM
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    13. So instead of usinging his influence to try to improve the quality of life in that area

    He simply refused to do business there. Yes, that's a wonderful solution. I understand that delivery drivers are in a job that can put them at risk but there are many ways in which risk can be minimized. I wonder if he ever hired anyone who actually lived in this neighborhood?
    Ways to mitigate risk for pizza delivery guys and the kneejerk responses that they will entail from DUmmies:

    • Arm them: "What??? That just perpetuates the evil of guns! What was he thinking, trying to turn Nebraska into the Wild West or something? Gun control makes everybody safer, except for delivery drivers..."
    • Restrict delveries to daylight hours: "That's just as racist! What, only white people eat pizza at night?"
    • Pair up teams of driver/delivery guy, but in order to maintain the same payroll, expand the delivery areas, which would mean longer waiting time for pizza: "So, blacks only get cold pizza while whites get theirs hot? Still racist!"
    • Eliminating deliveries from a white neighborhood so that everybody suffers: "Well, that's how Title IX works, but it's still racist to deny black people pizza deliveries. How about transferring the drivers from the white neighboods to the black neighborhood and doubling up, and that way, only whites will be punished, for having perpetuated slavery and not paying reparations?"
    • Hire stupid liberals to drive in the black neighborhood, if you can find any who will actually take a job: "Uh, I'd like to do it, but I'm working on my sociology thesis right now, and, uh, my unemployment benefits still have a few months to go, and besides, it's not a union shop, so I couldn't take the job in good conscience."

    Cain got it right, and until these idiots are willing to drive in that neighborhood, late at night, unarmed, with enough cash to make change, they really have nothing to say on the subject, especially since they are just looking for excuses not to vote for a black Republican. BTW, does anyone think for a second that Obama would have gone into those neighborhoods without an escort during his community organizer days? Or that he could have delivered pizza or performed any other job?
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    How the hell does delivering pizza improve the quality of life?
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    Like okay this is hard, I think the constitution even says somewhere that we have a right to Pizza given by our Creator, but you gotta pay for it!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Like okay this is hard, I think the constitution even says somewhere that we have a right to Pizza given by our Creator, but you gotta pay for it!

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    "you gotta pay for it?" Are you crazy. Pizza is a God given right. It's in the same clause as the right to somebody else paying for your health insurance and any other entitlement the left promotes.
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