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Food in Pittsburgh

Yesterday, it was noted a local eatery hosted Mayors Against Guns and we should avoid them. Primanti Brothers responds. And, I have to admit, their response is pretty funny. And, to them, it is a business. But I wonder if I show up with some NRA T-Shirts if their staff will wear them?

Meanwhile, cybrus has a Pittsburgh food guide.

Update: Or maybe not.

8 Responses to “Food in Pittsburgh”

  1. Stormy Dragon Says:

    It kinda seems to me a like a business that’s not used to operating in the political space suddenly found themselves in the middle of a political minefield and while doing their best to get back out of it have been stepping on a bunch of landmines in the process.

    They’re not doing anything specifically anti-gun, but to the more militant types won’t anything short of full endorsement, and if they keep hammering at someone who’s just trying to turn invisible as quickly as possible, there’s a risk you may turn them anti-gun.

    (c.f. you previous posts about “not scaring the white people”)

  2. SayUncle Says:

    I largely agree, except for the deleting facebook fans thing.

  3. Stormy Dragon Says:

    Looking at the facebook page in question, there don’t appear to be any pro- or anti-gun comments, so it appears they’re deleting both sides comments. Again, it seems like they’re just deleting everything thing because they really don’t want to be involved at all. Just let them go.

  4. Bitter Says:

    The Facebook deletions have been my big issue since they started responding. The rest I would just classify as, to be honest, incompetence in PR. That’s not a crime, and I’m hardly a militant type who demands agreement. If I hadn’t kept reading comments from gun owners, some of whom I’ve only seen be courteous, that their stuff was deleted & banned, I wouldn’t have given that much thought to the NRA News mishaps other than cringing during the show a few times.

    I don’t demand agreement. Hell, there are some places that I willfully will never look up to see what they do. (Seriously, don’t ever tell me if Macy’s does anti-gun work. Their jeans are a great bargain that fit me really well, and I’m not really willing to give that up.) The reason I mentioned their other missteps is because a) I know it matters to some people beyond the issue of militancy and b) paired with their selective Facebook deletions, it seems a little odd.

    I know that some of the PAFOA forum folks have gathered at some of their locations before, and if their policy on OC is a problem for a planned event, then those organizers have a right to know that even though they won’t be turned away at the door, they may have staff tell them to conceal or leave. I’m not an OC fan, but I can understand that if you plan an event that accommodates it, having that accommodation removed is still a problem. That’s courtesy to let them know, not demanding agreement.

  5. Stormy Dragon Says:

    paired with their selective Facebook deletions

    Are the deletions selective? Again, I don’t see comments from either side on the page. Is it possible that, since you only hang out on pro gun sites, you just haven’t heard all the anti-gun people whining about their comments getting deleted?

  6. Bubblehead Les Says:

    K.I.S.S.: This chain hems and haws over their “Political Neutrality”. But there is Photographic evidence of their support for Hosni Bloomburg and his Mayors Against Illegal Sling Shots. So screw them.

  7. mikee Says:

    Pimantis went with the Murphy Brown response: http://www.seriesshows.com/murphy-brown/season-2-episode-22–but-first-a-word-from-our-sponsor

    A conservative family owned snack maker is being pushed to boycott Murphy’s show on sex education, after all other sponsors have cancelled their ads under the pressure of these threatened boycotts. The conservative business owner rises to defend his advertising, and freedom of speech, against the boycott leader’s arguments. Murphy is left somewhat speechless in admiration of his strong conservative principals.

    I’d eat at Pimanti’s. Wearing an NRA shirt, cap and toting a conference shopping bag.

  8. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Just to be safe I’ll eat elsewhere. I not impressed with the T-Shirt photo, I’m less impressed with the facebook bullshit, and the sockpupetry.

    There are other restaurants. Will they notice that I won’t buy a few sandwiches there? Maybe not, but I will.

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