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Clearly fogged in

(1,895 posts)
Sun Feb 7, 2021, 12:04 PM Feb 2021

Restaurant refuses party of McLaughlin and Flynn

Last week 3 out of the 11 Republican Representatives voting to remove MTG from committee assignments were from Florida. They actually took a stand for doing the right thing. Now today we read about - A conservative fundraising dinner in Naples, Florida featuring Michael Flynn, the disgraced former national security advisor pardoned by former president Donald Trump, is moving to a “secret location” after being booted from Shula’s Steakhouse in the Naples Hilton, according to its organizer.

https://theparadiseprogressive.home.blog/2021/02/06/michael-flynn-dinner-moving-to-secret-location-after-being-booted-from-shulas-steakhouse/

Is it possible that SW Florida is making a turn away from the hatred and divisiveness of the past, or is this happening in other Florida communities?

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Restaurant refuses party of McLaughlin and Flynn (Original Post) Clearly fogged in Feb 2021 OP
I think many people are FINALLY realizing what the new GOP, "The Party of Domestic Terrorism" RKP5637 Feb 2021 #1
Many are. Clearly fogged in Feb 2021 #3
Yep!!! n/t RKP5637 Feb 2021 #4
No shirt, no shoes, no integrity ... lpbk2713 Feb 2021 #2
Back to the woods, boys. New more-better-er plans will be made. Clearly fogged in Feb 2021 #5
It's gratifying to see restaurants standing up to Fascist rule. NoRoadUntravelled Feb 2021 #6
Maybe they are moving it to this place.......... turbinetree Feb 2021 #7
This is the same person who paid for 2 busses to the Capitol on Jan 6th Clearly fogged in Feb 2021 #8
We can only hope. Dreampuff Feb 2021 #9
Key to this is recognizing them after they run to their dark lairs Clearly fogged in Feb 2021 #10

Clearly fogged in

(1,895 posts)
3. Many are.
Sun Feb 7, 2021, 12:21 PM
Feb 2021

And many more who can't quite connect the dots are now able to see that being openly supportive of domestic terrorism is a bridge too far. Every little bit helps in the march up to 2022.

Clearly fogged in

(1,895 posts)
5. Back to the woods, boys. New more-better-er plans will be made.
Sun Feb 7, 2021, 12:35 PM
Feb 2021

Caravans of the shut-out crowd will be driving into the swamps for a tasty dinner of MRE's under the soft glow of tiki torches. This is all we can expect of their return to normal.

NoRoadUntravelled

(2,626 posts)
6. It's gratifying to see restaurants standing up to Fascist rule.
Sun Feb 7, 2021, 02:43 PM
Feb 2021

I'm feeling hopeful that this is just the beginning of a new way of being post-trump.

Clearly fogged in

(1,895 posts)
8. This is the same person who paid for 2 busses to the Capitol on Jan 6th
Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:44 PM
Feb 2021

In the story below are many more details, but here is a quick summary: Oakes motivates his followers by pitting them against the wealthy, never mentioning his own. His own words, “Unfortunately anyone that was not at the Trump rally on Jan 6th has to navigate through the lies and blatant and obvious deception perpetrated by the media, I was there …it was the most peaceful beautiful demonstration from well over one million people that I’ve ever witnessed.

“To be tarnished by .001% is really sad!

“As hard as it is for good and honest people to believe this was a total set up to make President Trump and his supporters look bad,I am assuring you it was just that! I have to hand it to them it was an incredibly clever tactic orchestrated by those that will stop at nothing to ensure the Globalist take over of our United States. I watched with my own eyes as Capitol police invited happy and enthusiastic Trump supporters into the Capitol. They were totally unsuspecting they would be part of the ruse.

From the article: Nor did Oakes confine himself to Facebook posts; he vehemently and actively fought anti-COVID mask mandates in Collier County and Naples and when the county did impose a mask mandate, he refused to honor it and sued the county in opposition. (A judge dismissed 11 of his 14 counts in November.) He called county commissioners who voted for the mandates “socialists” and “tyrants” and refused to comply with the mandates.

Seed to Table was a stronghold of pro-Trump/Pence sentiment and activity during the 2020 election. When Biden was initially named the winner, Trumpers demonstrated against the outcome on the corner outside the store. As Trump fought the results and baselessly declared them fraudulent, Oakes supported his claims of a rigged election.

So when Trump called on his supporters to contest the election results when they were scheduled to be certified on Jan. 6, Oakes rented two buses to transport about 100 demonstrators to what was expected to be a peaceful demonstration in Washington.

https://theparadiseprogressive.home.blog/2021/01/17/insurrection-or-setup-the-capitol-riot-according-to-oakes-and-mclaughlin/ There is much more in the story, including how Christy McLaughlin hosted the founders of Proud Boys at another local restaurant. These are some seriously ill people and they should be monitored by our intelligence agencies.

Dreampuff

(778 posts)
9. We can only hope.
Mon Feb 8, 2021, 05:06 PM
Feb 2021

My theory is still the red plate Blue Plate option. Open Secrets is a good spot to find where your shopping centers invest their political dollars. If enough people avoid places who welcome people like this, it could make a difference. It could drive the hate groups back into the Shadows where they belong.

Please don't tell me Flynn lives down here, too. We seem to get all the goodies.

Clearly fogged in

(1,895 posts)
10. Key to this is recognizing them after they run to their dark lairs
Mon Feb 8, 2021, 05:56 PM
Feb 2021

There is currently a movement gaining popularity that goes beyond the red plate / blue plate choices. We can look back a few years to see how we got to where we are now. Basically people were terrified about women and blacks (read as democrats) getting too much power in the government and were ready to do anything to stop it.
Well, stopping anything requires money and under the campaign finance laws of the day they couldn't possibly raise enough. So along came Citizens United and dark money. Corporations are people too we were told. And Americans went for it hook, line, and sinker.

So, now that Corporations are people too they must be judged in the same manner as people are. A corporate personhood is reflected by the company it keeps, those it admires and supports, and those it welcomes through its doors. Their advertising and carefully manicured public image doesn't shine on everyone once it has been stained.

Stand up against those who hold you down while taking your money. Don't be bullied. Be strong.

ETA- I don't think he lives down here

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