Tolerance and free speech

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Re: Tolerance and free speech

#591 Post by jack t ripper » Sun May 19, 2019 7:23 am

Not to mention a security detail is not going to know ahead of time what is in the milkshake cup
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Re: Tolerance and free speech

#592 Post by chijohnaok » Sun May 19, 2019 5:40 pm

jack t ripper wrote:Not to mention a security detail is not going to know ahead of time what is in the milkshake cup

Good point.
Acid attacks in the UK is a thing now.
How would you know ahead of time what’s in the cup?
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Re: Tolerance and free speech

#593 Post by NefariousKoel » Mon May 20, 2019 2:06 pm

chijohnaok wrote:
As for Burger King seemingly acting to egg this sort of behavior on...they are being shifted to my "No" list.
They already ranked behind McDonald's, Wendy's and Five Guys (that is in no particular order) for burger places. I see no reason to go out of my way to give them my business.
My rare last couple visits to BK has been a shitty experience.

Their quality seems to be following their activism down the shithole. More reason to write their smegma off. Time for their wokeness to get broke.

I'd be surprised if the Wendy's PR dude didn't take advantage of it and ridicule BK some more. :lol:
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Re: Tolerance and free speech

#594 Post by mdiehl » Mon May 20, 2019 2:27 pm

My experience has been the opposite. McDs is really bad and even the ability to get the order right is sketchy at best. IMO BK burgers on the whole are much better. But there are definitely some rather rum franchise BKs out there.

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Re: Tolerance and free speech

#595 Post by jack t ripper » Mon May 20, 2019 2:44 pm

McD...fries pretty good. Fish Burger...not bad in a retro kind of way.

Hamburgers? Terrible.

In and Out? yeah, baby.
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Re: Tolerance and free speech

#596 Post by nelmsm » Mon May 20, 2019 3:23 pm

Whataburger is the best!
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#597 Post by chijohnaok » Mon May 20, 2019 3:57 pm

mdiehl wrote:My experience has been the opposite. McDs is really bad and even the ability to get the order right is sketchy at best. IMO BK burgers on the whole are much better. But there are definitely some rather rum franchise BKs out there.

I missed the PC side of this. What's the problem?
I don’t have the links to it handy at the moment, but from what I gather, several political candidates running for office in the UK have had milkshakes thrown at/poured on them while they were out campaigning in public. One of the candidates is Tommy Robinson (who is running as an independent) and another candidate was Carl Benjamin (aka Sargon of Akkad) who is a member of UKIP. The local police department asked establishments to temporarily not sell milkshakes in the jurisdiction where this happened (somewhat extreme IMHO). McDonalds acquiesced to the request. Burger King (their UK operation I believe) tweeted a snarky comment about everyone having fun and going out to buy milkshakes (which I believe was intended as a sort of *wink wink* endorsement of throwing milkshakes at political candidates).

Where I think Burger King was perhaps wrong in subtly endorsing milkshake throwing is that the UK has a serious problem with people throwing bottles/containers of liquid (acid) at others. There have been hundreds of such incidents just in the last few years, with horrific affects (burns) on the victims. Burger King’s Tweets condones throwing containers of liquids at people. Unfortunately the person on the receiving end of it may not know what is in that container until it’s too late.

Additionally, it seems thus far that the recipient of these “milkshake tossings” are on the “perceived” right of center politically and those doing the throwing are probably leftists.

When candidates for office are out in public meeting with voters, taking questions and providing answers to those voters, do we really want those candidates *attacked* in this way?

IMHO, these sorts of incidents will push candidates further away from the public at large, for example, into controlled type situations where the candidate is separated from the public, surrounded by security or set off at a distance from the public. I appreciate a candidate that is willing to be out on the streets, meeting face to face with voters and discussing the issues that concern those voters. Throwing things at them will only discourage this sort of face to face interaction.
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Re: Tolerance and free speech

#598 Post by Mac » Mon May 20, 2019 4:35 pm

Chi has it spot on. Nigel Farage got hit with a milkshake today after BurgerKing put out a tweet saying "‘Dear people of Scotland. We’re selling milkshakes all weekend. Have fun #justsaying"

https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/19/burger-k ... s-9598586/
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Re: Tolerance and free speech

#599 Post by mdiehl » Mon May 20, 2019 4:39 pm

Whataburger is pretty good.
Also, here in the desert sw, Blake's Lotaburger. Excellent burgers.
Can't stand InNOut. Rather eat at Five Guys any day.

As to BK, it sounds to me less like inducement to political violence than some British dumbass tweeting off the top of his head. He happens to work for BK. I doubt that BK-Britain had any involvement and am quite sure that in a few days the dumbass will be sent to a BK re-education camp where "Don't stain the corporate image" will be branded onto his hide in some memorable place.
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Re: Tolerance and free speech

#600 Post by jack t ripper » Mon May 20, 2019 5:34 pm

A British politician was murdered during the Brexit campaign. i don't think anyone should be throwing shit at politicians.
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