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From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

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Ohio music shop will refuse service to Trump supporters

They’re coming for you next: An Ohio music shop owner has announced that they no longer wish to provide any service to anyone who supports Donald Trump.

“Dear Trump sympathizers. I am truly sorry, however I feel unclean and dirty accepting money from you. Please, politely shop somewhere else. Sorry, I would rather starve and close the store than participate in wrong-doing. Many blessings to you. I hope you understand,” the sign said.

First, in a free society this owner would have the right to do this.

Second, in a free society this owner’s customers can all choose to go elsewhere, sending their business to places not so filled with hate, and thus giving him his wish and putting him out of business.

Third, the hypocrisy is tragically hilarious. Wasn’t it the left that insisted that bakeries, wedding photographers, and such must provide service to anyone who wants it, and if they refuse for religious reasons the state has the right to destroy their lives?

Fourth, and most important: Imagine the amount of close-minded hate that is required for this shop owner to do this. Blindly, he lumps everyone who supported Trump into a single basket of “wrong-doing”, without evidence or even a rational basis.

Sadly, he represents too many in today’s the leftist political and cultural world. And if you support such people, you are no different.


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  • wodun

    They have their stereotypes and the reality that the people they hate are not like the stereotypes projected onto them doesn’t matter.

    The SJW left wouldn’t have a reason to exist if there weren’t monsters out there, so they must create them. That they think they are against racism doesn’t mean other people are for it but you would never know that by how the Democrats act. Because their existence depends on a false reality, their is a perverse incentive to perpetuate what they claim to be against, to pretend to be a member of a minority group, and to manufacture crimes.

    Have any of them ever thought what they would do if there was no racism? The marxist notion of the continuing revolution that is a core part of the Democrat ideology means they will always find new ways racism is expressed and interpreted, even if that means turning against members of their own groups eventually.

    Gullible warming policies are very similar because the climate is always changing and that demands a continuous revolution of government, group, and individual action that doesn’t solve problems but serves as vehicle to enact marxist policies and control people.

  • Orion314

    When will the day come when it is time to round up anyone who has the audacity to call themselves a “Democrat”?
    The not too distant future?

  • “Sorry, but if I sell you some guitar strings, that would be participating in wrong-doing.”

    It’s not close-minded hate. It’s just completely irrational.

    “I would rather starve …” That’s where you’re wrong, kiddo.

  • commodude

    He won’t starve, he’ll go out of business and then become an economic ward of the state, blaming the right all the way.

  • Cotour

    The other day a local young politically active millennial came in and asked if I would put a flyer in my window related to a newly elected young millennial “Democrat socialist” N.Y. state senator. And I am certain he knows very well my general personal political position which is counter to his. But he is a nice, respectful young man.

    I looked at him and told him I would review his flyer because I do not display politically oriented items or posters in my window that could be seen as supporting one party or candidate over the another. I told him if you pass by and see it in the window that means that I do not see it as partisan or overtly political. Thats just my policy, my business is neutral and I do not go out of my way to make uncomfortable or incite anyone, ESPECIALLY CUSTOMERS one way or the other.

    However, if you choose to talk politics I will oblige and will be measured as I determine. I can ignore and allow a lot go over my head and not comment as needed. My job is not to make uncomfortable or enrage the people who choose to patronize my facility.

    Upon reviewing the flyer which was announcing a community meet and greet for a newly elected and minted “Democrat socialist”, I decided that is was not really a political poster or placard but it was an after the fact, after the political battle event that was settled. She won, we get over it, there are consequences to elections.

    So it is in my window right now, not as a statement of political support one way or the other but just as a community service after the fact.

    Anyone in business who chooses to draw a partisan line and ban a particular person or persons with a particular political affiliation is a fool and deserves what is more than likely in their future, unemployment and or unnecessary aggravation. (Have glass insurance?)

    Business is not about creating problems, business is about solving problems. Why go out of your way and create a problem? This guy seems an emotional and idealistic knucklehead.

  • Edward

    Wodun wrote: “The SJW left wouldn’t have a reason to exist if there weren’t monsters out there, so they must create them. That they think they are against racism doesn’t mean other people are for it but you would never know that by how the Democrats act.

    Because the right wing adopted Martin Luther King’s definition of racism (MLK was a Republican), the left wing created a new definition. The right chooses to measure a man by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin. The left chose to focus on skin color or other distinguishing feature(s). This allows the left to successfully divide people without appearing racist (or whaterver-ist).

    This allows them to claim that the right divides people, because how can you be in favor of people if you don’t acknowledge their differences. Without acknowledging differences, you cannot demonstrate diversity, and if you cannot prove you are diverse, then you must be racist (or whaterver-ist).

    Meanwhile, the left declares that they are the lovers and the right are the haters, but the many actions such as this shopkeeper shows that it is the other way around, just like the racism/diversity issue. His hatred is why commodude says that the shopkeeper will blame the right all the way.

  • wayne

    Didn’t know music-shoppes were so profitable!
    Personally I’d never alienate 1/2 of my customer base.

    (I wonder if he has contracts with the school district for ‘band-stuff.’ Not accusing, just sayin’…. there’s always back-story we never know about.)

  • Max

    They are coming for us.

    From the bank who apologized in 2000 for doing business with Hitler…
    Committed fraud against depositors and the US government causing a significant portion of the housing crisis.
    Interesting quote;
    “She assumed her statements would lead to prosecution. However, Eric Holder’s expected September 24, 2013 announcement of civil-fraud charges against Chase were canceled.”

    Now they are refusing to do business with Trump supporters.
    I would expect nothing less of a business that’s been consistently wrong and evil. With no scruples or morality anything is possible. They have the ear of the highest places in the US government. Nothing good can come from such a relationship that believes it has the higher morality and yet proved to have none.
    Once they help remove guns from people, nothing can stop them. They can and will do whatever they wish, and feel morally superior with no reservations.

  • wayne

    good stuff!

  • wayne

    meanwhile, over at the Trump supporting Music Shoppe, everyone’s having a good time…

    Young kid sings the Blue’s in music shop
    (Brendan McFarlane 2011)

  • Cotour


    The Democrats transmit their fear every day. And what in this example is it that they so desperately fear? President Donald Trump and his delivering to the black population of America real and true freedom in the form of the highest unemployment numbers in American history.

    How do we know this is so important?

    The Democrat presidential candidates are now like clock work proposing slave reparations to counter the real money in their pockets. WITH SLAVE REPARATIONS. Really.

    The Democrat presidential candidates are in the process of pandering to what they believe is the greed of the mass of the black American population in trade for their empowering vote in the 2020 presidential election, which by all the numbers and the trends Donald trump will win and these revealing indicators are what tell that tale.

    From AOC to dopey “Old white guy” Joe Biden the Democrat party is in the process of destroying itself as a function of their very un American and Leftist, even Communist not even Socialist positions and policies of the last 30 years.

    Please Democrat leadership and presidential candidates continue on your self destruction trajectory, its very entertaining.

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