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Busboys And Poets Closes For 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest
Patch ^ | 2/16/17 | Cameron Lutterell

Posted on 02/17/2017 6:14:40 AM PST by markomalley

Showing support for the national "Day Without Immigrants" protest, a popular restaurant in Takoma is closed on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Busboys and Poets will not serve customers at any of its six locations throughout the Washington, DC, area Thursday, including the Takoma restaurant at 235 Carroll St. NW.

"As an immigrant myself, I had a duty to stand in solidarity with my staff," owner Anas "Andy" Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur told Patch. "We had a deep, heartfelt conversation and it was an easy decision. There are times when standing on the sidelines is not an option."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration
That is a real shame. My wife and I like to go to Busboys and Poets for Sunday Brunch after Mass. We will generally drop about $40 there when we go. If you figure us going there maybe every other week, that's over $1,000 a year of lost revenue from us alone.

Since they decided to publicize their political activity like that, they may have lost 20-30 customers per restaurant. Are they going to *gain* 20-30 customers per restaurant? Around here, that's pretty unlikely considering that virtue signalling is a competitive sport around this area.

Oh well, their loss.

1 posted on 02/17/2017 6:14:40 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

something about no sound when a tree falls in the desert comes to mind. Really who gives a damn? Just get out of our country pronto and make Mexico Great Again.


2 posted on 02/17/2017 6:18:53 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

I think Trump’s press conference yesterday took a lot of wind out of their sails. All that money lost for nothing.


3 posted on 02/17/2017 6:21:31 AM PST by tiki
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To: markomalley

We shopped for our dinner; cooked our dinner; and washed our own dishes!


4 posted on 02/17/2017 6:27:02 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: markomalley

Unlikely, very unlikely they closed “out of sympathy” for illegals, rather they were FORCED too close because they had no help that day.


5 posted on 02/17/2017 6:29:37 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: billyboy15
Unlikely, very unlikely they closed “out of sympathy” for illegals, rather they were FORCED too close because they had no help that day.

Heard the owner being interviewed by Larry O'Connell yesterday afternoon on WMAL. He is letting them use paid leave and working something out for those employees without available leave balance. He didn't give a rat's behind about employees who may have wished to work that day.

It was voluntary virtue signalling on his part...no doubt after that interview.

6 posted on 02/17/2017 6:33:45 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

We tried to go to one,but it was full of aging hippies sitting with no food a dirty tables. We left and went somewhere that was really serving food.


7 posted on 02/17/2017 6:34:07 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: markomalley

Soon the owner will become a real busboy and will have more time to practice poetry.


8 posted on 02/17/2017 6:42:47 AM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: markomalley

Let’s organize “A Day Without Customers”. May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) would be a perfect day.


9 posted on 02/17/2017 6:56:21 AM PST by kkalman ("You can't get rich in politics unless you are a crook." Pres. Harry S Truman, D.)
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To: markomalley

is that a day off for them with or without pay ??


10 posted on 02/17/2017 6:59:19 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> M A G A << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: ├čudda├čudd
is that a day off for them with or without pay ??

With, believe it or not.

11 posted on 02/17/2017 7:00:04 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Let’s be clear — this isn’t a day without immigrants. Its a day without ILLEGAL immigrants. Any shop that closes should be targeted by ICE.


12 posted on 02/17/2017 7:04:49 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: markomalley
"As an immigrant myself, I had a duty to stand in solidarity with my staff {of illegals}."

As an immigrant you should have rather saw your duty to show your appreciation and loyalty to the country that allowed you to be a legal immigrant.

That's what past immigrants and refugees to America had done; even when they didn't like America barring entry and deporting others of their family and nationality, they didn't disrespect or challenge America's right to bar and deport them .

"Andy" Shallal demonstrators perfectly what type of immigrants or refugees (even if legal) America is getting too many of. Well "Andy" Americans do not need any more of your type. Like Trump says 'allow in only those who love and respect America.'

13 posted on 02/17/2017 7:20:04 AM PST by drpix
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To: markomalley
Correction: "Andy" Shallal demonstratesrs perfectly
14 posted on 02/17/2017 7:24:02 AM PST by drpix
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To: markomalley

We could have a weekend without restaurants and see how the busboys like that.


15 posted on 02/17/2017 7:30:33 AM PST by Savage Rider
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To: Savage Rider

I’ve been without restaurants (with few exceptions) since the economy collapsed in 2007/2008. I “boycott” many things now because it helps me financially; any other effects are gravy...


16 posted on 02/17/2017 9:09:28 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: markomalley

Busboys and Poets DC location is a short walk from my younger son’s home. Food’s been good, service friendly and prices city-typical. But I never wore a MAGA hat; maybe next time...


17 posted on 02/17/2017 9:12:51 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Building the Wall! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: markomalley

Busboys and Terrorists is a Leftist enemy operation. No conservative should ever give them money, period.


18 posted on 02/17/2017 9:18:32 AM PST by kristinn (Who knew Hell has such nice weather?)
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To: JimRed

See my comment #18. You might as well give your money straight to George Soros.


19 posted on 02/17/2017 9:20:19 AM PST by kristinn (Who knew Hell has such nice weather?)
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To: Savage Rider
I liked The Busboys....


20 posted on 02/17/2017 9:21:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: kristinn
You might as well give your money straight to George Soros.

My son's money, actually. He doesn't let me pay. When it's family, you pick your battles.

21 posted on 02/17/2017 9:41:54 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Building the Wall! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: markomalley

two words for ‘Andy’.. Go Home!!


22 posted on 02/17/2017 10:07:47 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: markomalley

I want a day without Illegal Invaders.


23 posted on 02/17/2017 10:10:23 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Auschwitz".)
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To: JimRed

If you wear your MAGA Hat, you had better take a Chemist and a Food Taster along.


24 posted on 02/17/2017 10:12:26 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Auschwitz".)
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To: kristinn
Busboys and Terrorists is a Leftist enemy operation. No conservative should ever give them money, period.

Thank you for saving me the trouble of posting that.

25 posted on 02/17/2017 10:45:11 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("January 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.")
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To: markomalley; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Dumb people be dumb.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


26 posted on 02/17/2017 12:37:45 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Life was so much better before Hart-Cellar.)
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I was speaking with the framing construction supervisor of a large apartment complex being built near me.

He said his whole crew came to work yesterday, but many of the other trades didn’t show. Trade supervisors for many of them told the “strikers” to just take the rest of the week off...without pay.


27 posted on 02/17/2017 12:48:51 PM PST by cyclotic (Republicans Are without excuse. Flood the Resolute Desk with sane legislation.)
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To: markomalley

Their politics have been well known for a long time, it’s pretty in your face lol That said, I don’t care... and I personally don’t do boycotts etc


28 posted on 02/17/2017 12:53:48 PM PST by Katya
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