If Only They Weren’t Baking Gay Wedding Cakes in Lynn…

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If Only They Weren't Baking Gay Wedding Cakes in Lynn...

…then I sus­pect that Yvonne Abra­ham would be danc­ing over the corpse of the White Rose Cof­fee­house in Lynn

On Mon­day, the café was mostly deserted. Many of the peo­ple who came in were friends, offer­ing con­do­lences and drop­ping $10 or $20 into the tip jar. She couldn’t sur­vive more than a few days like that — espe­cially with­out her daughter’s help. Worse, she no longer wants to.

“What I have here is a fam­ily busi­ness that has no fam­ily,” she said. “Maybe I could weather this. But this used to be a place of joy for me, and I don’t see a way that I will ever feel that way again.”

what exactly did the owner of the cof­fee shop’s 23 year old daugh­ter say that started all the trou­ble in the first place?

“I will not be part of the false rhetoric that cops are just mis­un­der­stood good guys,” Mele’s daugh­ter wrote, among other things. “They uphold an unjust sys­tem and mur­der with­out consequence.”

I’m con­fused, isn’t this the same argu­ment that the NFL play­ers are mak­ing for protest­ing the national anthem, and that prac­ti­cally every media out­let in the nation includ­ing the Boston Globe is defend­ing mak­ing? And aren’t the own­ers being attacked by out­lets like the Globe for even sug­gest­ing that their employ­ees be made to stop by them, which by an odd coin­ci­dence is what the owner of this cof­fee shop did mak­ing her daugh­ter take down the post while throw­ing in an apol­ogy to the police while she was at it?

Now like Ms Abra­ham I have some sym­pa­thy for the busi­ness owner who was caught up in a mess not of her own mak­ing that was appar­ently the final nail in the busi­ness’ cof­fin. I’ve failed in busi­ness in the past and it’s a painful thing. Strangely said sym­pa­thy for busi­ness’ being tar­geted and folks being ruined seems rather selec­tive:

With that in mind, and par­tic­u­larly con­sid­er­ing the descrip­tion of how such mobs “mostly” go after left-​leaning views, we’re left with ques­tions. Did Abra­ham write any­thing about Mem­o­ries Pizza in Indi­ana when it was tem­porar­ily closed down by the mob after an elderly grand­mother answered a phone call from a reporter one evening and said she wouldn’t want to deliver pizza to a fic­tional gay wed­ding recep­tion? Did Abra­ham shed a tear for Elaine Huguenin after her home pho­tog­ra­phy busi­ness was lit­er­ally bank­rupted by the mobbecause she didn’t want to cre­ate a wed­ding album for some les­bian nup­tials? How about Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Ore­gon? A sim­i­lar story, except involv­ing a bak­ery and a hypo­thet­i­cal wed­ding cake. Was Abra­ham cluck­ing her tongue at the mob in that case?

That’s Jazz Shaw at Hotair who didn’t find any sug­ges­tion that this was an issue to her if the tar­get was a conservative.

Fur­ther­more her argu­ment that her real issue is with online attacks might be more cred­i­ble if some­thing in either in print by her or in her social media time­line where sh expressed some out­rage over the Dana Loesch sit­u­a­tion which appar­ently didn’t make her out­rage cut.

I sub­mit and sug­gest the real out­rage for Ms. Abra­ham is that the left’s tac­tics and stan­dards are now being applied to them and are hav­ing real world con­se­quences to peo­ple who express opin­ions she and the left agree with rather to those nasty Chris­tians, Con­ser­v­a­tives and Trump sup­port­ers. That being the case Kurt Schlichter’s sug­ges­tion applies

Alinksy was right – we must hold our ene­mies to their own stu­pid stan­dards, and that’s espe­cially true if it’s a newly-​invented stan­dard designed only to silence and sup­press us con­ser­v­a­tives. We must take their new rules, roll them up real tight, and ram them down the left’s col­lec­tive col­lec­tivist throat, if not elsewhere.

If peo­ple are mak­ing actual cred­i­ble threats against oth­ers, that’s wrong, evil and most impor­tantly ille­gal and a mat­ter for the police, who will be happy to both pro­tect any peo­ple or busi­ness under actual threat, even one where an employee thinks they are a bunch of murders.

But I sus­pect the real story here is that a stu­pid 23 year old left­ist has dis­cov­ered that while the left and the media on TV and online are all in on the “cops are a bunch of mur­ders” meme, it’s a bad mes­sage for a mar­ginal busi­ness which had very lit­tle room for error and her mother is unfor­tu­nately and unfairly pay­ing the price for it.

On the bright side thanks to Ms. Abraham’s col­umn both the daugh­ter who caused the trou­ble and the mother who was the vic­tim of her daughter’s woke asser­tions will be able to divert any blame for the business’s fail­ure to the polit­i­cal ene­mies of Ms. Abra­ham, which, in my opin­ion, was the entire point of the piece in the first place.

But if I’ve mis­judged Ms. Abra­ham and she and her allies on the left wants to return to the days when if you are an indi­vid­ual who sup­ports the police, believe in God can count the actual num­ber gen­ders on your elbows and voted for a repub­li­can you are not branded a white suprema­cist Nazi whose busi­ness should be destroyed or dri­ven out of a com­pany I’ll hap­pily go along.

Update: Take a look at the com­ments in the base story at the Globe, guess who the lib­er­als in com­ments blame for this sit­u­a­tion? Not the daugh­ter, not the peo­ple who are being asses online,THE POLICE!

…then I suspect that Yvonne Abraham would be dancing over the corpse of the White Rose Coffeehouse in Lynn

On Monday, the cafe was mostly deserted. Many of the people who came in were friends, offering condolences and dropping $10 or $20 into the tip jar. She couldn’t survive more than a few days like that — especially without her daughter’s help. Worse, she no longer wants to.

“What I have here is a family business that has no family,” she said. “Maybe I could weather this. But this used to be a place of joy for me, and I don’t see a way that I will ever feel that way again.”

what exactly did the owner of the coffee shop’s 23 year old daughter say that started all the trouble in the first place?

“I will not be part of the false rhetoric that cops are just misunderstood good guys,” Mele’s daughter wrote, among other things. “They uphold an unjust system and murder without consequence.”

I’m confused, isn’t this the same argument that the NFL players are making for protesting the national anthem, and that practically every media outlet in the nation including the Boston Globe is defending making?  And aren’t the owners being attacked by outlets like the Globe for even suggesting that their employees be made to stop by them, which by an odd coincidence is what the owner of this coffee shop did making her daughter take down the post while throwing in an apology to the police while she was at it?

Now like Ms Abraham I have some sympathy for the business owner who was caught up in a mess not of her own making that was apparently the final nail in the business’ coffin.  I’ve failed in business in the past and it’s a painful thing.  Strangely said sympathy for  business’ being targeted and folks being ruined seems rather selective:

With that in mind, and particularly considering the description of how such mobs “mostly” go after left-leaning views, we’re left with questions. Did Abraham write anything about Memories Pizza in Indiana when it was temporarily closed down by the mob after an elderly grandmother answered a phone call from a reporter one evening and said she wouldn’t want to deliver pizza to a fictional gay wedding reception? Did Abraham shed a tear for Elaine Huguenin after her home photography business was literally bankrupted by the mobbecause she didn’t want to create a wedding album for some lesbian nuptials? How about Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon? A similar story, except involving a bakery and a hypothetical wedding cake. Was Abraham clucking her tongue at the mob in that case?

That’s Jazz Shaw at Hotair who didn’t find any suggestion that this was an issue to her if the target was a conservative.

Furthermore her argument that her real issue is with online attacks might be more credible if something in either in print by her or in  her social media timeline where sh expressed some outrage over the Dana Loesch situation which apparently didn’t make her outrage cut.

I submit and suggest the real outrage for Ms. Abraham is that the left’s tactics and standards are now being applied to them and are having real world consequences to people who express opinions she and the left agree with rather to those nasty Christians, Conservatives and Trump supporters.  That being the case Kurt Schlichter’s suggestion applies

Alinksy was right – we must hold our enemies to their own stupid standards, and that’s especially true if it’s a newly-invented standard designed only to silence and suppress us conservatives. We must take their new rules, roll them up real tight, and ram them down the left’s collective collectivist throat, if not elsewhere.

If people are making actual credible threats against others, that’s wrong, evil and most importantly illegal and a matter for the police, who will be happy to both protect any people or business under actual threat, even one where an employee thinks they are a bunch of murders.

But I suspect the real story here is that a stupid 23 year old leftist has discovered that while the left and the media on TV and online are all in on the  “cops are a bunch of murders” meme, it’s a bad message for a marginal business which had very little room for error and her mother is unfortunately and unfairly paying the price for it.

On the bright side thanks to Ms. Abraham’s column both the daughter who caused the trouble and the mother who was the victim of her daughter’s woke assertions will be able to divert any blame for the business’s failure to the political enemies of Ms. Abraham, which, in my opinion,  was the entire point of the piece in the first place.

But if I’ve misjudged Ms. Abraham and she and her allies on the left wants to return to the days when if you are an individual who supports the police, believe in God can count the actual number genders on your elbows and voted for a republican you are not branded a white supremacist Nazi whose business should be destroyed or driven out of a company I’ll happily go along.

Update: Take a look at the comments in the base story at the Globe, guess who the liberals in comments blame for this situation? Not the daughter, not the people who are being asses online,THE POLICE!