Climate change protest have always been the most confusing thing to me, personally. If you think about it, why protest climate change when you can maybe plant some trees or vegetables? Maybe even take a bicycle to work instead of drive.
The aforementioned would certainly seem more logical than yelling at In-N-Out employees; however, that kind of logic is only available to normal people.
This time we’re examining Extinction Rebellion. Yes, that movement of folks who make alarmist claims that, according to an interview with their spokesperson Zion Lights, “billions of people are going to die in quite short order” and that “our children are going to die in the next 10 to 20 years”.
Clearly, we should be listening to these people…at least whenever we need a good laugh.
A Long Beach, California In-N-Out Burger employee had seen enough of the antic’s compliments of Extinction Rebellion’s “peaceful” demonstration at the famous burger chain that was founded in that very state. Well, at least one good thing can be attributed to California – a nice burger joint.
As evidenced by a video that made the rounds on Twitter, a bullhorn-carrying climate change protester was physically carried out of a Long Beach In-N-Out Burger by an employee after the activists attempted to harass customers and workers inside the restaurant.
Considering that the “activist” was yelling directly at people consuming their early dinners, simply being carried out was about the most reasonable reaction versus other forms of physical reactions that could’ve been enacted on the boisterous individual.
The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. on September 8th of this year, as reported by The Blaze. The now viral cell phone footage showed one employee as he scooped up a gray-haired protester from behind and physically removed him from the store and planted him right outside the doors.
Once the employee and the bullhorn toting man were outside, the employee released his hold on the protester and pointed to the road and asked him to leave numerous times.
“Keep your hands off of me!” was repeated a myriad of times by the bearded protester, his bullhorn just inches away from the employee’s face while clamoring the above statement.
Following up with his shouting of not to touch him, the bearded man continued his bullhorn tirade and said:
“Do you feel bad, man? Do you feel big and bad?”
The protester attempted to give a lesson on the constitution by stating:
“I did nothing wrong! This is America! We can use our voice!”
Yes, people can use their voice and can state their disdain with people, companies and so on; however, there is such thing as private property. Apparently, this basement-dweller hasn’t taken the time to review those aspects of law and private property.
Climate change activists raid a burger joint and harass the workers. Neither the employees nor police are having it. People are fed up with Extinction Rebellion. pic.twitter.com/6bIPK4pb9U
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 18, 2019
A moment later, the video showed a female protester as she was being escorted out of the fast-food joint by another group of workers. When given a similar treatment to her cohort earlier in the video, she can be heard exclaiming:
“My property is in here!”
The claim was in relation to the protester’s bullhorn that was thrown in the trash that the woman managed to drag out with her whilst wailing. Once the trash can was outside, her and her fellow “activists” dug through the garbage to retrieve the bullhorn.
While they managed to retrieve the bullhorn, the protesters were still unable to locate what shred of common sense they had disposed of elsewhere. As such, the Long Beach Police were alerted to a “group disturbance at a business” by one of the patrons of the restaurant who had filed a complaint that they were assaulted by the female protester via being grabbed and injuring his upper torso.
In a moment captured on video that would inspire the kind of reactions online similar to the infamous “Shia LaBeouf clapping” meme, the video showed the officers as they placed a female protester in handcuffs. “What are you doing?” someone off-camera yelled at them. “She was the one who was assaulted!”
The woman, later identified as 26-year-old Sarah Gomez, mildy resisted the officers attempt to peacefully place her in handcuffs as her fellow cronies, ironically, protested her arrest according to the video.
Gomez reportedly had an outstanding warrant and managed to score a charge of battery before being released with a court date. Of course, In-N-Out served up something tasty for the demonstrators as well. No, not a burger, but instead a charge of trespassing that was filed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
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We love stories about restaurant employees doubling down on values. Take, for example, what happened in August that left U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) furious.
He decided to try and doxx Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, publishing the business’ name among those of 44 constituents who gave the maximum donation to President Donald Trump’s campaign.
His hope would be that the knowledge would crush the company.
But just the opposite happened.
Business is booming at Bill Miller Bar-B-Qafter published his business’ name
Rep. Castro actually singled out Bill Miller Bar-B-Q in his tweet. He published the list of Trump supporters, whom he accused of “fueling a campaign of hate”:
Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of @BillMillerBarBQ, owner of the @HistoricPearl, realtor Phyllis Browning, etc.
“Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”
But according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes, it backfired.
“The day after Castro published that hateful screed, thousands of Texans piled into their pickup trucks and drove to the nearest Bill Miller Bar-B-Q.
“Social media reports flooded in showing massive drive-thru lines backing up onto busy streets. Hungry customers patiently waited in lines out the door.”
Even Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott jumped on board. The next day, he tweeted a photo of plate of barbeque from one of the chain’s 75 locations, declaring it was a “Perfect night for @BillMillerBarBQ.”
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 7, 2019
It’s not the first restaurant chain in Texas to come under fire. In case you missed it… here’s what happened in March, brought to you by Sgt. A. Merica.
And it’s worth noting that the former mayor of San Antonio is none other than Rep. Castro’s twin brother…
I haven’t seen any scientific studies on this, but I think it’s safe to say that 98% of my fellow officers aren’t exactly healthy eaters on the job.
Pack a lunch? Nah. That’s what God invented the drive-thru for.
Because of that, police officers are to fast food restaurants what sommeliers are to fine wine – nobody knows them better.
Ask most of us, and we’ll tell you what fast food restaurant is the most LEO-friendly – Chick-fil-A.
They treat us like gold. We don’t go there for the free food, but I don’t think they’ve let me pay any time I’ve gone there in uniform.
Their staff is kind, prompt and respectful. Their prices are fair. Their food is delicious. There are actually healthy meal options for us (not that we choose them, because those fries are like crack). And most of all, they’ve proven time and time again that the Christian values that the company is run with translate into deep respect and appreciation for law enforcement, something that many people seem to lack these days.
Suffice it to say the latest story I read about San Antonio International Airport discriminating against them in the name of inclusivity chapped my ass.
In case you missed it, the San Antonio City Council rejected a potential Chick-fil-A location at the airport this week.
According to media reports, the latest Food, Beverage, and Retail Prime Concession Agreement, which is a seven-year contract, is set to generate more than $2 million for the Texas city.
And although other restaurants and retail spaces were approved, Chick-fil-A, which was proposed, was struck down.
Councilman Robert Treviño said that the council made the decision based on inclusivity.
“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion,” he said. “San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”
“Everyone has a place here,” he added, “and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport.”
No, you hypocritical jack ass. Discriminating against a company because of their religious values isn’t “inclusive”. It’s “exclusive” and frankly, arguably a violation of the separation of church and state.
It’s another demonstration that progressives welcome freedom of speech and religion as long as it’s what they believe in.
The decision came after Think Progress published a “bombshell” on Chick-fil-A earlier this week, revealing the company’s tax documents and the organizations they support.
The business’ foundation donated more than $1.8 million to organizations considered “controversial” because of their stances on biblical marriage.
Those organizations included the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army, which have come under scrutiny regarding their stance on LGBTQ issues.
Chick-fil-A issued a throat-punching yet incredibly Godly response after the reports were released, condemning the spread of untruthful and biased reporting.
A restaurant representative expressed their disappointment with this statement:
“The press release issued by Council Member Treviño was the first we heard of his motion and its approval by the San Antonio City Council,” the spokesperson said. “We agree with him that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A. We have a fundamental code of conduct at Chick-fil-A: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
The statement went on to explain that the restaurant embraces all people from all walks of life.
“The 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” the statement noted. “Our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”
They finished the statement by extending a diplomatic offer to the city council.
“We would still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and plan to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this,” the statement concluded. “The sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our website.”
Let’s be clear – using the power of your office and taxpayer dollars to discriminate against a company because YOU don’t like their religion isn’t just wrong – it’s unconstitutional. It’s time we start removing people like this from power.
In the meantime, thanks for reminding America which restaurant we should be dining at… and which city we should avoid traveling to.
America still exists – apparently just not in San Antonio.