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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trump supporter sues bar for not serving him

The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street in Manhattan may not be happy after a Trump supporter sued management for refusing to serve him because he wore a Make America Great Again hat.

Greg Piatek, 30, an accountant from Philadelphia, told the New York Post that the bar refused to serve him on January 28.

From the New York Post:
“Anyone who supports Trump — or believes what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek claims he was told as he was shown the door by a manager.
The shake-up started when Piatek and two pals, after a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, ordered drinks at the posh tavern around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 28.
A female bartender served Piatek a $15 jalapeƱo margarita and his pals beers. But when he tried to order a second round, a male bartender noticed his hat — and skipped them, he said.
One of Piatek’s pals pointed out it was their turn to be served, but the bartender scoffed. “Is that hat a joke?” the Manhattan Supreme Court suit claims.
That seems to be the attitude elsewhere on the bar scene in New York City. Some servers want to Make America Hate Again.

Although Trump is an open supporter of gay rights, reporter Dean Balsamini of the New York Post discovered the hat also got him in trouble.

Dean Balsamini wrote:
The mere sight of my cap nearly caused a riot at the historic Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street — site of the 1969 riots that launched the gay rights movement.
“You come into a gay bar — THIS gay bar — with THAT hat!” one woman lectured as a large crowd gathered.
At Soho’s sceney La Esquina, where celebs like Julia Roberts nosh on $26 enchiladas, servers nearly lost their lunch when I showed up.
“Oh my God, do you see that? Is he serious? Is he kidding me?” one waiter gasped.
My companion and I were quickly shunted to an out of sight table near a back wall.
At Sylvia’s soul-food restaurant in Harlem, my server, Patrick Bros, admitted after my meal that he was taken aback by the hat, but figured, “whatever.”
I hope Balsamini gave the waiter a hefty tip.

And if Piatek really was discriminated against, I hope the jury gives him a hefty award.

This is not who we are, as someone said for eight years.

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  1. If you've ever worked in hospitality, you'd know better than to eat or drink anything served to you under contentious circumstances.

    1. This is why I do not wear my "Bikers for Trump" t-shirt to restaurants or bars of any kind.

      I can handle bad attitudes, but I'll pass on the 'spit du jour.'

  2. It IS what the Left is, though.

  3. People who wear red Trump hats are not one of the privileged Federally protected classes, so I don't see this suit going anywhere under Federal anti-discrimination law. On the other hand, there may be a state statute or a NY city ordinance that makes it illegal for a public accommodation like a bar to discriminate on the basis of a person's attire or political beliefs. In that case, he might have a case for getting the bar's liquor license suspended. Well, both he and his lawyer got their names in the paper, so there's that.

  4. I disagree on this one, I supported the Bakery who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. A business should have the right to refuse service to any one except for discrimination according to race or sex.
    This is the shoe on the other foot. We need to decide, should a business be allowed to refuse service on religious grounds? Freedom of religion is part of the constitution after all, and a bar could use a twisted version of religion, any one who voted for Trump is not a member of Al Gore's religion of global whoring err warming.
    Besides, who would want to drink with a bunch of commies who might need their safe space? Bad luck might find you in the middle of the next mooslime outraged over some slight of the pedophile morehamdad in a far off land's venting.

    1. You make a good point, however, what is the religious objection to serving a Trump supporter? Religious objection to gay marriage, I can see. But this, I cannot.

  5. Next, I predict we'll see separate water fountains labeled "Trump Voters Only." The Democrats invented this shit, and it looks like they're now trying to perfect it. Unbelievable.

  6. It would be a mighty shame if a car sporting a Hillary 2016 sticker ran plum out of gas in a remote, one gas station town in Flyover Country where the proprietor was an avid Trump supporter. It could be a long walk back to the nearest Blue State/Blue City.

  7. Rules for Radicals: ""Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. " If they are okay with punishing people who disagree with them, then they should have no problem when it is their turn.

    1. True, except it is always different when they punish us. We are not smart enough to understand the nuances of the liberal's logic.