Sunday, January 4, 2015

Protesters in NYC target small business with "#BlackBrunchNYC"

36 comments:

Lem said...

I suspect this racially charged action wont be picked up by the main stream media, other than perhaps Fox News.

April Apple said...

Fake racism is all that counts with the mainstream press.
After they get it wrong, the media sweep their false narratives under the rug by blaming others - even though the protests are/were filled with like-minded leftists. Leftists filled with rage and anger inspired by that very sloppy false reporting.

re the tweet: Racism on the rise in the age of Obama.

Trooper York said...

So this is new?

Seriously youse guys have no idea what it means to run a small business in NYC. You are always a target.

Just as much from De Blasio and the city as these mooks.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Obviously she feels some degree of guilt or else she wouldn't claim that she doesn't.

Conscience is a bitch.

Trooper York said...

These nudnicks are pissing off their natural allies. If the hipsters are inconvenienced they will stamp their feet and throw their juice boxes.


ricpic said...

Slavery must be avenged!!!...or something.

edutcher said...

Apparently she never heard how it was the Dutch, not the Africans, that settled New York.

AllenS said...

I just hope that these white people who are being bothered while they try and eat, are Obama voters.

April Apple said...

Exactly - New York is filled with wealthy white liberals. I wonder if they appreciate this racism directed at them?

Lem said...

They are very likely Obama voters.

Trooper York said...

These are pussy liberal hipsters that they are bothering.

If they went to any of the pubs or old school restaurants that I frequent for brunch there would be a very different result.

So I think it is great.

No justice no Pรขtรฉ

chickelit said...

Trooper York said...
These nudnicks are pissing off their natural allies. If the hipsters are inconvenienced they will stamp their feet and throw their juice boxes.

Astute point, Troop. But, I suspect that the brunch patrons felt guilty and tweeted & blogged about it afterwards.

Lem said...

I figure I do a screen grab in case the woman decides to delete the... distasteful tweet.

Lem said...

They are basically preaching to the choir.

rcocean said...

I'll give those liberal pussies credit - that looks like a fine breakfast.

rcocean said...

BTW, what is the purpose of Brunch?

It always sounds effete to me.

April Apple said...

I prefer Linner. or Dunch.

but yeah = brunch is for snobs who over-sleep. ;)

Anonymous said...

Debts lieu brunch

Chip Ahoy said...

BTW, what is the purpose of Brunch?

A very late breakfast were drinks are acceptable.

Often a buffet.

There is a great brunch at the Mossaic, just north of Colorado Springs. Nice drive down there too.

Check it out, Checkitouters.

But I pitied that guy making omelets. Honestly, I can do better myself. He was tasked also with cutting the prime rib roast so it was back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. With omelets you must keep your eye on the task at hand, no switching around like that. Therefore, his omelets were inferior.

There was one tweet I read just now most telling. Two photos.

First this: a photo of a nervous black Desmond at the lunch counter surrounded by angry looking whites, taken some time in the 50's I think.

I expected the second photo to be of Obama as president.

To this: a photo of a perplexed nonplussed white guy sipping coffee at a counter surrounded by (confused) black-brunchers.

Ugh.

Lib on lib aggravation.

Lem said...

I suggested on twitter people get up and turn their back on the protesters, like the cops did to De Blasio.

chickelit said...

There is a great brunch at the Mossaic, just north of Colorado Springs. Nice drive down there too.

There used to be great brunch at a piano bar in Denver. It was in the parterre level of a high rise around Pennsylvania and East 12th. I spent many a night there until bar time only to creep back the next morning/afternoon. I think that's where I "discovered" mimosas.

Chip Ahoy said...

That photo gives me claustrophobia just looking at it. I hate, HATE, HATE sitting at a dinky-ass table for 2 with every single centimeter crowded with plates, cups, containers, condiments and with a drink teetering at the very edge. It gets on my nerves. And the guy is all, "¿wut? ¿wut happ'n ovah dare?" You have to be completely insensate to sit there and enjoy a meal amidst chaos and near disaster.

12th and Penn. I used to go there too. That's my neighborhood. 11th and Washington, too.

Also there is Charlie's in an old hotel at 9th and Grant

Brunch places all over.

The most popular is Racines and Dillon's. (same owner)

Dillion's is the place I encountered a whole table of some 12 deaf people I know. Upon leaving they were still talking to me through the plate glass window. A bit odd, all that. Snowed the day before. Dr. Fred was getting the car. I was using a walker recovering from a broken femur. I told my deaf friends through the window, "watch the people on the street."

Then acted like I was out of control going down the ramp, "Help! Help! I cannot stop this thing! It's out of control! Help,I can't stoooooooop! Whew." The group walking innocently in the middle of 16th street, a snowed over mall in that area all froze in their tracks. They wanted to rush an intervene and somehow assist, but knew there was no time, plus they'd slip and slide themselves so they just froze in horror and I laughed my ass off. They realized they were being put on and laughed out loud right there in public. The whole place rang with laughter. I looked through the glass and saw the whole table of deaf people in stitches, and there is nothing funnier than deaf people laughing, nothing! it sounds completely out of control, causing bewilderment to other diners inside not knowing what in the world is so funny.

EMD said...

That guy looks white hispanic to me.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Brunch out is for suckers. Bourdain is right.

And I am with Troop, this crap is not tolerated at old school places.

Maybe they recruited some Republicans.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Brunch is great at home!

rcocean said...

"A very late breakfast were drinks are acceptable."

Woah, Nelly. Jean Lafitte would approve.

Lem said...

Tweet claims they are going to Grand Central tomorrow.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I love breakfast and cocktails, but I want my eggs cooked gently and my cocktails done right. The bacon has to be crisp and tatty.

Which is why I love tail gating.

Tank said...

rcocean said...

BTW, what is the purpose of Brunch?

It always sounds effete to me.

The purpose: to allow time for your hangover to dissipate before you start drinking again.

Michael Haz said...

No justice, no quiche!

Call me dense, but I still don't get how interrupting some guys' meals will help stop a black kid from punching a cop in the face later on.

I'm neutral on the concept of brunch. I think that it's food church for people who don't go to God church, maybe. It's also a let's-finish-this-encounter-in-a-polite-way event for people who took someone home with them Saturday night. And a showoff meal where people can take their steady after a Sunday morning bang.

Plus, it's a coma-inducing meal if it includes one of those massive food buffet arrays.

Anyhow, whatever brunch is, it isn't a place where social justice activism will do any good. The people eating brunch had nothing to do with Eric Whatsisname's death, or Michael Whoeverheis's death. Those guys brought that upon themselves, and brunch can't fix that now. So the protest was useless.

No social activists ever protest in front of known drug houses, notice that? That's because despite all their bluster and shouting and pushiness, protesters are pretty much as risk averse as everyone else. So rather than yelling a the true cause of injustice in far too many neighborhoods, go yell at hipsters eating pancakes and drinking overpriced mimosas made with frozen orange juice and cheap sparkling wine.

Protesters never help the people who actually need help; they just help themselves. They are alike politicians in that regard.

Fr Martin Fox said...

I had brunch at home today: scrambled eggs (Chip's method!) with cheese, except I had no butter and so I used olive oil; crisp bacon I made in the micro with baconator, or whatever this plastic tray thing is -- but it works! And you can save the fat afterward; and, of course, coffee. Plus a fresh pear form Oregon I got for Christmas.

But no drinks. So is this not brunch anymore?

Fr Martin Fox said...

Chip:

By the way, I miss your cooking posts.

I hope all is well.

Michael Haz said...

Fr. Fox:

That delicious meal you prepared sounds wonderful. but it probably isn't an official "brunch" because you prepared it for yourself. A brunch in the classic sense of the meaning is prepared by others on the diner's behalf.

Plus, I doubt that you have your own tower of molten chocolate in the rectory dining room. The tower is mandatory at all brunches. :-)

Amartel said...

Mmmm. Pears from Harry & David. That's breakfast right there.
Do they still individually wrap them in foil? I'm suppressing the urge to hop in the car and drive to Medford right now.

ken in tx said...

I said this at the OP. They should do this at a Waffle House in the South. They serve brunch 24/7. Two Am would be a good time. If you ain't packing, somebody will loan you one. They want everybody to be equal, and have a fair chance.

Fr Martin Fox said...

Amartel -- they wrapped only one of them! But the pears are still pretty good.