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Something about last week’s debacle has strengthened my fighting spirit.  I quickly fired back after seeing this image on Facebook:

I just googled to find that there’s a Papa John’s not far from me. After our GayPatriot steak dinner next Monday (now scheduled for Sizzler, given that the CEO donated to Mitt Romney’s campaign).

Like the Democrats who voted for Obama’s intrusive, unpopular and poorly designed health care overhaul and tax increase, many liberals seem clueless about the cost of doing business.  They simply assume an enterprise can absorb the costs of their well-meaning legislation.

Well, the cost of health insurance has gone up since Democrats passed the bill; it’s far less affordable than it was before the so-called “Affordable Care Act” was passed.

In the past, Democrats thought that they could boycott a politically incorrect industry.  But, conservatives are now in a different mood than we once were.  Look what happened the last time they tried to boycott a food chain that didn’t toe their ideological line.

Just click here to find a Papa John’s near you.

UPDATE: Government Health Plan Will Cost Businesses an Extra $1.79 per Hour per Full-Time Employee



  1. I think Papa John’s will be ok. I am pretty sure they don’t take food stamps.

    Comment by Dixiegeorgiachick — November 14, 2012 @ 1:02 pm - November 14, 2012

  2. I love Papa John’s pizza!!! That garlic dipping sauce is liquid crack!!! Count me in, to counter the lame libs!!!

    Comment by LesbianNeoCon — November 14, 2012 @ 1:06 pm - November 14, 2012

  3. many liberals seem clueless about the cost of doing business

    They have a child’s view of economics: no real idea how wealth or jobs are created, just “Gimme! You meany, why won’t you?”

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 14, 2012 @ 1:06 pm - November 14, 2012

  4. Yes, we should remind them how well this worked last time they tried it.

    And V the K is right. No business is exactly suffering when the people boycotting it are universally on EBT cards. Papa John’s is appealing to the producers and the wealth creators, not the moochers and looters that make up the Obama Party base and represent the majority of Obama voters.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — November 14, 2012 @ 1:16 pm - November 14, 2012

  5. George W. Bush is responsible for Papa John’s treasonous response to the Totally and Absolutely Affordable Care Act and Papa John’s should be regulated out of business for selling crack. (See: #2 above.)

    And another thing: “Papa” is a sexist and a chauvinistic name that is meant to intimidate as well as a racist code word. “John” is another codeword for people who buy the services of whores. Therefore, “Papa John’s” in actually a Pimp for George W. Bushes’ failed policies of the past.

    Ask any Obamanaut. Or not. They will be here soon enough all on their own.

    Comment by heliotrope — November 14, 2012 @ 1:24 pm - November 14, 2012

  6. :), heliotrope

    I don’t really know why anyone even bothers with boycotts. Other than the famous and courageous Montgomery bus boycott, I have a hard time thinking of any that have actually worked. The problem with boycotts is that usually people who are inclined to boycott a company were probably not even good customers to begin with. And even if you can get a decent number of people to join in on a boycott, the boycotted company can typically make up that business by a very slight decrease in price. And whenever a boycott becomes well-known, there are plenty of buycotters whose positive effect typically overwhelms the negative effect of boycotters. This explains why both boycotts against pro-SSM businesses and anti-SSM businesses fail miserably. And as for Papa John’s, there is no shortage of people who (rightfully) detest Obamacare. It’s not an Obamacare-related boycott but rather Obamacare itself that is an actual threat to Papa John’s.

    Comment by chad — November 14, 2012 @ 1:36 pm - November 14, 2012

  7. Professor Jacobson points out what corproations should have learned some time ago. You’re tolerated as long as you’re useful.

    (And I second the love of the liquid crack garlic butter.)

    Comment by The_Livewire — November 14, 2012 @ 1:43 pm - November 14, 2012

  8. DONE. Papa John’s it is. Ordering 2 large with all the toppings.

    Comment by Alan — November 14, 2012 @ 1:50 pm - November 14, 2012

  9. As a result of this election I’ve decided never to buy a car built by the UAW again. Why put money in the pockets of a union that finances politicians I find despicable?

    American conservatives have stayed with American makes for years out of misguided loyalty; whereas few liberals would be caught dead in an American car. Without the conservative middle, the Big 3 have no market. It’s time to stop financing the people who are destroying us.

    Comment by V the K — November 14, 2012 @ 1:51 pm - November 14, 2012

  10. Personally I boycott them because their pizza is crap and it’s awful for your health. 🙂 But then, I’m blessed with lots of awesome Mom & Pop italian places with good pizza nearby. Not everyone is.

    Comment by Neptune — November 14, 2012 @ 1:53 pm - November 14, 2012

  11. They’re yummy Neptune. And Rocky loves the pepperoni (no, I don’t know why, yes I know it’s bad for him)

    Comment by The_Livewire — November 14, 2012 @ 2:04 pm - November 14, 2012

  12. If these boycotts were successful, just think of how many people would be added to the unemployment lines…a lot of them minorities and lower middle class folks.

    Comment by Az Mo in NYC — November 14, 2012 @ 2:25 pm - November 14, 2012

  13. There are apparently Papa John’s in Canada. I didn’t know that. I assume this boycott isn’t being extended into Canada though, and I can’t really afford it anyway.

    Comment by Rattlesnake — November 14, 2012 @ 2:33 pm - November 14, 2012

  14. I hope they boycott some more – I never ate at Chick-fil-a before (heck, I didn’t even know how to pronounce the name) and now I have. It’s not bad.

    The closest Chick-fil-a is too far to go there often; but there is a Papa John’s right around the corner. Thanks all for the garlic dipping sauce suggestion – that sounds very tasty.

    I hope they keep sending recommendations my way.

    Comment by Charles — November 14, 2012 @ 2:45 pm - November 14, 2012

  15. We don’t have a Papa John’s anywhere close to where we live. I love the garlic dipping sauce and pepperoncini’s.

    Obamacare is going to turn the US into a nation of part time, low skilled workers who will be working 2 or 3 part time jobs and paying the new Obamacare tax. But I bet these same people march in lock step to once again vote for the democrat on the ticket being convinced their woes are all Bush’s fault.

    Comment by Just Me — November 14, 2012 @ 3:47 pm - November 14, 2012

  16. Err, I was going to say something in my comment but then I got distracted by seeing if there was a Papa John’s near me and forgot about it.

    I really don’t think that Obamacare is well meaning. It’s design leads me to believe that it is not about providing healthcare to people as much as it is about consolidating power in the state for its own sake (read this article for more information on the revolutionary progressive policies that have destroyed America over the past century by giving immense power to the federal government and its bureaucracies and how Obamacare is another such revolutionary policy).

    Comment by Rattlesnake — November 14, 2012 @ 4:16 pm - November 14, 2012

  17. While we’re on the subject of lefties being clueless about the cost of doing business, and of boycotts… Boycott socialist France, or take pity on them?

    French CEOs beg for the government to cut spending, as well as employer mandates:

    on Oct. 28, a group of 98 CEOs published an open letter to Hollande that said public-sector spending, which at 56 percent of gross domestic product is the highest in Europe, “is no longer supportable.” The letter was signed by the CEOs of virtually every major French company…

    …In the l’Express interview, de Castries says that on average, the government charges incurred by his company for each employee are more than double the employee’s take-home pay. French labor costs are the second-highest in Europe…

    In which opinion, they are joined by France’s central bank:

    [French President] Hollande’s deficit-reduction plan relies too much on tax increases, which hurt economic growth more than spending reductions, Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer said in an interview with Le Progres newspaper published today. “I would prefer more savings from spending [cuts] and less emphasis on [tax] revenue,” Noyer said. “… the focus should be on spending.”

    Because rich people are fleeing France in response to tax increases (as well they ought to), while the country plunges into recession. But hey, per Obama, socialist policies just need more time to work!

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 14, 2012 @ 4:44 pm - November 14, 2012

  18. Livewire, for a National delivery pizza brand, they aren’t bad. I just admit to being a pizza snob. Beer, too. (Three years in Germany will do that.) 🙂

    Comment by Neptune — November 14, 2012 @ 5:05 pm - November 14, 2012

  19. After the bastard in the White House gets done with us, we won’t collectively have enough money to even buy a pizza from Papa John!!

    Comment by mixitup — November 14, 2012 @ 5:20 pm - November 14, 2012

  20. Can anyone here confirm November 19 as Support Papa John’s Pizza Day? I thought I saw that somewhere and figured someone here would know for sure.

    Comment by Dottie Laird — November 14, 2012 @ 6:06 pm - November 14, 2012

  21. It’s no surprise that liberals fail to grasp the the idea that, sometimes, the money just isn’t there. Restaurants operate on slim margins and raising prices in a slow market isn’t always an option.

    But I need someone help me out… everything I’ve read says that the mandatory coverage stuff does not take effect until Jan 2014. What happens on Jan 2013 to justify putting the squeeze on low-wage workers?

    Comment by SoCalRobert — November 14, 2012 @ 6:11 pm - November 14, 2012

  22. And boycott organizations liberals support. How about boycotting Apple products? Boycott pro-globalist movies? We can hit them back with their own tactics. There are more of us than there are of them.

    Comment by AZ Mo in NYC — November 14, 2012 @ 6:22 pm - November 14, 2012

  23. Dottie @19–I know there IS a National “Support Papa John’s Day;” but I think it’s this Friday (November 16.)

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — November 14, 2012 @ 6:37 pm - November 14, 2012

  24. ugh..i’m sick to death of all these boycotts/buycotts. how about if everybody just shops where they want to and leave it at that ?
    i do laugh at the ‘liberal logic’ though that, by decreasing business, an owner can be persuaded to increase benefits for his employees. how about INcreasing business so that the owner can not only afford benefits for existing employees but can hire new ones ?

    Comment by el polacko — November 14, 2012 @ 7:46 pm - November 14, 2012

  25. Thanks for the info, Bastiat Fan. I’ll have a few bucks to play with then, so I’ll probably try their pizza out since I’ve never eaten any of their food.

    Comment by Dottie Laird — November 14, 2012 @ 8:45 pm - November 14, 2012

  26. Health expert, activist, and actress Suzanne Somers has slammed the LA City Council on “Meatless Mondays”

    Comment by kyle — November 14, 2012 @ 8:46 pm - November 14, 2012

  27. Yes, boycott Papa Johns, because that’s going to create jobs and give people access to healthcare coverage. The left really doesn’t understand how businesses operate.

    Comment by Jimmy — November 14, 2012 @ 9:21 pm - November 14, 2012

  28. Now, the parasites are mad at Denny’s: “How dare you charge customers more in order to comply with the Health Care law.

    Culture of Entitlement, much?

    Comment by V the K — November 14, 2012 @ 10:36 pm - November 14, 2012

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  30. #27: Here’s how liberal boycotts work. Business offends, boycott business, sales slow, management horrified, implements liberal agenda, costs rise, prices remain constant. It’s just so simple!

    Comment by Blair Ivey — November 15, 2012 @ 1:57 am - November 15, 2012

  31. (SoCalRobert, you should probably double-check me on this)

    As I understand it, the taxes charged under this section of the law will be based on a company’s employment numbers during the previous year, e.g. 2013 for the first instance.

    Thus, the impetus to shed jobs and trim hours before 12/31/12.

    Comment by alanstorm — November 15, 2012 @ 7:31 am - November 15, 2012

  32. I’ve heard the 16th too.

    In other news, did anyone else hear about Hostess shutting down plants in Cincinnati so they can emerge from Chap 11?

    Comment by The_Livewire — November 15, 2012 @ 7:50 am - November 15, 2012

  33. My business partner and I have lunch together each weekday to talk things over. We’ve made a point of using places that support the cause, and not it looks like Papa John’s will be added to the list.

    Comment by Hunter — November 15, 2012 @ 10:51 am - November 15, 2012

  34. I did the same, googled Papa John’s and it’s an hour away but who craes? It’s pizza!!!

    Comment by PTown Patriot — November 15, 2012 @ 11:08 am - November 15, 2012

  35. That does it – no more Domino’s, here I come Papa John’s!!!

    And I found one that is less than 5 minutes away from my house! God does work in mysterious ways.

    Of course, I haven’t eaten pizza for a while. The last time I made it one of my major food groups was at the Univ of Texas in the 1980s.

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — November 15, 2012 @ 11:45 am - November 15, 2012

  36. San Francisco restaurants have been putting a healthcare surcharge on their bills for years now to pay for the city forced healthcare tax.

    Denny’s is simply following the lead of that progressive, liberal city. What took them so long?

    Comment by Chris H — November 15, 2012 @ 8:33 pm - November 15, 2012

  37. What I find interesting is the posts I read by people urging a boycott, and saying “I never eat there, the food’s awful”.

    If people who never eat at a restaurant decide to boycott it, how will we ever be able to tell?

    Comment by Karl — November 16, 2012 @ 3:09 pm - November 16, 2012

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  43. I agree. I’m going to Walmart’s on Friday so I can cross the union picket line. I never shop in Walmart. I’m tired of bullies.

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