Today on Tommy T’s Obsession With The Freeperati – Odds and Ends edition

Good morning, everyone!
Every so often I get a bit behind on the FR threads, sometimes skipping over ones I saved previously, for ones more relevant/entertaining/thematic.
This leaves a few behind which deserve your attention, so periodically I’m going to whip them up into a flatulent fondue and serve them up. If the threads appear dated, that’s why.

First up is a rank remnant of theEt Tu threads from last week’s Obsession:
Freepers luvs them some Olive Garden !!‏

Olive Garden pulls Letterman ads

Politico ^

| 06/18/09

Posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:23:58 PM byBCrago66
Following a week of back and forth between CBS late night comic
David Letterman and Sarah Palin over a crude joke he told about the
Alaska Republican governor’s daughter, the Olive Garden restaurant says
it is cancelling all of its scheduled ads on Letterman’s “Late Show”
for the rest of the year.

Now previously, Freepers always derided boycotts as ineffective. Not to mention embarrassing to the boycottor because it makes them look desperate, and also makes them look stupid when nothing happens except a collective yawn from the boycotee.

Well, they’ve been pretty much oblivious to their own hypocrisy so far, so why change now?

div class=”EC_b2 blockquote” style=”margin-left: 40px;”> Excellent. To my knowledge, this is the first TV
sponsor to pull its ads from the Letterman show (Embassy Suites pulled
its web ads from, which is much smaller money.) And this is a
big one, too.

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:23:59 PM

To: BCrago66
Keep the heat on.

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:25:42 PM
To: BCrago66
First the Never-Ending Pasta Bowl, now this. I love Olive Garden!

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:27:57 PM

To: BCrago66
Olive Garden’s breadsticks and salad are great. will have to eat there.

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:29:00 PM

To: rwfromkansas
Olive Garden will now experience an uptick of
customers, even in a recession.There’s a lot more of us than there are
of them.

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:31:58 PM

Obviously, BCrago66 has already forgotten the last two elections.

I think theyreally want to believe that rather than being just a fringe subset of the 27% dead-enders, they are the majority in this country.
You see it all the time in the” I don’t trust polls (unless they’re good for the GOP) “ shtick that they endlessly flog.
Oh well – back to the celebration!

To: BCrago66
We may have to make a run to the Olive Garden this weekend.

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:32:53 PM
(Department of Homeland Security, Certified – “Right Wing Extremist”)

To: BCrago66
Cant wait to go to Olive Garden!

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:32:56 PM
byAnn Archy

And then…the exploding cigar:

Olive Garden disputes report that ads were pulled from Letterman

Christian Science Monitor ^

| 06.18.09
| Jimmy Orr

Posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:07:52 PM bycurth
A spokesman for the Olive Garden disputed a report from Politicothat
the restaurant chain pulled its advertising from the David Letterman
show due to jokes about Sarah Palin’s daughter.
reported today by Andy Barr of Politico regarding Olive Garden’s
advertising on the Late Show with David Letterman was erroneous. No
authorized spokesperson for the company confirmed the information in
his report,” said Olive Garden spokesman Rich Jeffers in an email to
The Vote.
“The Olive Garden media schedule is planned months in
advance. The schedule for the Late Show with David Letterman was
completed earlier this month. We take all guest concerns seriously.
And, as always, we will factor those concerns in as we plan our
advertising schedule in the future,” he continued.


To: curth
Oh, oh. Cancel the proposed dinner at Olive Garden.

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:10:31 PM
byTax Government

To: curth
Olive Garden sucks anyway…No “Italian” would be caught dead in there! Their food is NASTY..

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:12:48 PM

To: curth
Damn…and I sent them a nice email!

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:13:13 PM
((Still Fed Up to the Teeth with Washington))

To: curth

The food SUCKS at the Olive Garden bigtime. There is simply no reason to go there, commercial or not.

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:23:48 PM

To: Abbeville Conservative; sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; …

Dump Olive Garden.

I’m not interested in their chicken game anymore. They can cater to the leftists and pervs.

posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:27:34 PM
(Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)

To: Czar
I did too…
aw, man!! …BETRAYED!
It’s really good food, but…I can’t deal with that nonsense. (tearfully waves goodbye to cheesecake)
posted onFriday, June 19, 2009 9:32:34 AM
(For the sake of our Republic…RAISE HOLY HELL!)

I eat your cheesecake! I…EAT…IT…UP!!!!!

More brain-dead blatherings from the Freeperati after the jump, so let’s…



I said, JUMP!!!!!