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
| ANDY BARR

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 CBS.com, which is much smaller money.) And this is a
big one, too.

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posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:23:59 PM
byBCrago66

To: BCrago66
Keep the heat on.

2
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:25:42 PM
byExTexasRedhead
To: BCrago66
First the Never-Ending Pasta Bowl, now this. I love Olive Garden!

6
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:27:57 PM
byirishjuggler

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

8
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:29:00 PM
byrwfromkansas

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.

15
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:31:58 PM
byBCrago66

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.

24
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 12:32:53 PM
byKoRn
(Department of Homeland Security, Certified – “Right Wing Extremist”)

To: BCrago66
Cant wait to go to Olive Garden!

25
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.
“Information
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.

ExplodingCigar

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

2
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..

3
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:12:48 PM
bymikelets456

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

4
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:13:13 PM
byCzar
((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.

11
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:23:48 PM
byBunnySlippers
(I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)

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.

12
posted onThursday, June 18, 2009 3:27:34 PM
bySolidWood
(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)
44
posted onFriday, June 19, 2009 9:32:34 AM
bygimme1ibertee
(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…
JUMP!

JUMP!!!

hmmm..

I said, JUMP!!!!!

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

  1. Athenae says:

    the son of an out-of-control teenager and a Kenyan exchange student
    I’m so glad we’re going to have a record of this for when Tripp Palin runs for President.
    A.

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  2. (Courage is being scared to death – but saddling up anyway…John Wayne)
    John Ford, who often directed Wayne, used to mercilessly mock him for being a draft-dodger during WWII. This led to more than a few fistfights.
    I do love Freeper sigs.
    .

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  3. virgotex says:

    Boy that Olive Garden thing really hit them where they live, didn’t it?

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  4. Athenae says:

    You know, I like the soup-salad-breadsticks-lunch thing as much as the next cheap person, but they overcook their pasta and their cream sauce is BLECH.
    I don’t care what Freeper-harboring hovel they come from, no matter how small the town there’s got to be at least one genuine Italian restaurant nearby they could patronize instead. Towns of 400 have an Italian pizza place, fer chrissakes.
    A.

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  5. Tommy T says:

    “Boy that Olive Garden thing really hit them where they live, didn’t it?” VT
    I think that a boycott of Golden Corral would finish breaking what little spirit they have left.

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  6. RobertSeattle says:

    Bill Maher had a great line about Olive Garden “How can I boycott a place I’d never eat at?”

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  7. AdrianInFlorida says:

    Freepers…Making the rest of the wingnuts look intelligent since 1998
    🙂

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  8. Tommy T says:

    I was wondering about the midday spike:
    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/6/29/746927/-Midday-open-thread
    Thanks, Markos – the Czech is in the male!
    Tommy

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  9. Kibitzer 2006 says:

    Thank you, Tommy T, for rooting through the gunk. I usually forget to go back to see where it all leads.
    Tommy T: Observer and historian.
    My favorite was:

    To: Lorianne
    “With Tiller slaying, abortion opponents lose their moral standing”
    Oh, how deliciously embarrassed these idiots are going to be if this crime is shown to be motivated by something completely unrelated to abortion…

    Yeah, and how did that work out? (And where’d I leave my exploding cigar?)
    –Kibitzer

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