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    I could see gang insignias or something. What about "Christian Motorcycle Group " and similar? He might as well put up a sign that says "No rednecks, no city slickers, no Country folks, and no purple people eaters!"

    It is not about his rights to me, it's about the failure to support the Constitution. No one who fully supports the Constitution would have such an asinine s sign...

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    Toby Keith's doesn't want guns in their joint. "Corporate dress code".

    Route 1 has changed a bit from the days when Hillbilly Heaven was the sh_t. They had a sign out front that said "Not responsible for life or limb", and I observed the sale of a belt fed rifle in the parking lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuller Malarkey View Post
    Toby Keith's doesn't want guns in their joint. "Corporate dress code".

    Route 1 has changed a bit from the days when Hillbilly Heaven was the sh_t. They had a sign out front that said "Not responsible for life or limb", and I observed the sale of a belt fed rifle in the parking lot.
    And that was in Fairfax County!!! When I moved to Woodbridge trucks outnumbers cars and every truck had a gun rack, what happened???
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    Quote Originally Posted by blade10 View Post
    I could see gang insignias or something. What about "Christian Motorcycle Group " and similar? He might as well put up a sign that says "No rednecks, no city slickers, no Country folks, and no purple people eaters!"

    It is not about his rights to me, it's about the failure to support the Constitution. No one who fully supports the Constitution would have such an asinine s sign...

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    TK bar(not owned by him) is a yuppie, Yankee, redneck wannabe place. Like anti gunners like to profess they are NRA members, Yankees like to pretend they are not Yankees by hanging out in yuppie(supposed) country places.

    The bar is as country as a country bar in NYC.
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    Never Liked his music. No reason for me to be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnM15A View Post
    And that was in Fairfax County!!! When I moved to Woodbridge trucks outnumbers cars and every truck had a gun rack, what happened???
    Too many liberals from failing cities moved to the area. As Jefferson once said: "I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man."

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    I wouldnt go there anyways. Can't stand country. No gun sign? It's ok, I have a smoker on my porch. I prefer eating without having to listen to that one loud guy laugh at the top of his lungs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpguy View Post
    Never Liked his music. No reason for me to be there.

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    Plus, he's a poser who wrapped himself in the flag after 9/11 just to sell his "music"..

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    So according to Toby Keith motorcycles and Guns are acceptable when committing armed robbery, freeing jurisdiction, and shooting at police officers.

    Defending you and yours while dining legally, not so much

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    The Hells Angels, Pagans, Outlaws, Banditos and the all other 3-piece-patch organizations are motorcycle CLUBS, not motorcycle groups.
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    More than you want to know, The History of the Three Piece Patch, from Gun Men MC

    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    The Hells Angels, Pagans, Outlaws, Banditos and the all other 3-piece-patch organizations are motorcycle CLUBS, not motorcycle groups.
    During an event in 1947 in Hollister, CA when a member of the Booze Fighters Motorcycle Club made the headlines with an exaggerated news story that was later made into a movie called "The Wild Ones". The AMA wrote an article in their magazine, shortly after this stating, “99% of all of their members are law-abiding citizens and only 1% are “outlaws”. This then, began what is today known as Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and one percenters.
    http://gunmenmc.com/threepiecepatch.htm

    I wonder if the Occupy (Wall Street) types know this origin of The One Percenters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roscoe13 View Post
    I guess they don't respect our first amendment rights any more than our second amendment rights....

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    Dear sweet and fluffy shivering shiva! How many times are we going to need to go over this?

    ONLY the government is precluded by the Constitution from doing certain things about controlling your speech or your keeping and bearing of arms. Private businesses can do just about anything they want to.

    How about we start using the term "fundamental rights" or "civil rights" as opposed to First or Second Amendment Rights when dealing with not-the-government? If nothing else it will keep my blood pressure at a much lower level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Looks like the motorcycle CLUBS they speak of are affiliated with the manufacturers ie: Harley Owners Group, Yamaha Owners Group, etc. and made up of motorcycle "enthusiasts" not "Bikers".

    As usual, they toss out an edict without first doing their research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Dear sweet and fluffy shivering shiva! How many times are we going to need to go over this?

    ONLY the government is precluded by the Constitution from doing certain things about controlling your speech or your keeping and bearing of arms. Private businesses can do just about anything they want to.

    How about we start using the term "fundamental rights" or "civil rights" as opposed to First or Second Amendment Rights when dealing with not-the-government? If nothing else it will keep my blood pressure at a much lower level.

    stay safe.

    I knew what he meant.

    Sheesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Dear sweet and fluffy shivering shiva! How many times are we going to need to go over this?

    ONLY the government is precluded by the Constitution from doing certain things about controlling your speech or your keeping and bearing of arms. Private businesses can do just about anything they want to.

    How about we start using the term "fundamental rights" or "civil rights" as opposed to First or Second Amendment Rights when dealing with not-the-government? If nothing else it will keep my blood pressure at a much lower level.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blade10 View Post
    I could see gang insignias or something. What about "Christian Motorcycle Group " and similar? He might as well put up a sign that says "No rednecks, no city slickers, no Country folks, and no purple people eaters!"

    It is not about his rights to me, it's about the failure to support the Constitution. No one who fully supports the Constitution would have such an asinine s sign...

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    Good news...

    "Newport News City Center developer: Toby Keith's I Love This Bar is out"

    http://www.dailypress.com/business/d...102-story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMark View Post
    Good news...

    "Newport News City Center developer: Toby Keith's I Love This Bar is out"

    http://www.dailypress.com/business/d...102-story.html
    Good news would have been that they dropped the "no Guns" policy. Even better would have been that Toby Keith publically apologized for the policy being there in the first place.

    News of a business closing is never good news. I am a bit confused, though - was it a scarcity of renecks in the area that caused it's financial problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Good news would have been that they dropped the "no Guns" policy. Even better would have been that Toby Keith publically apologized for the policy being there in the first place.

    News of a business closing is never good news. I am a bit confused, though - was it a scarcity of renecks in the area that caused it's financial problems?

    stay safe.
    Allowing guns and/or providing an apology would have been great. Those didn't happen, and I'm not above taking some satisfaction from their closing.

    Not sure exactly why it closed, though every time I went by there it was empty. It was a country bar, er - restaurant, in a development marketed as upscale. -- that probably was a factor.

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    We don't have one around here, but I heard the food sucked and was expensive. Not a good combination.
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    Toby Keith is a hypocrite, a nationalist, and a blithering idiot. None of this is any surprise. He got his check for the name usage. What does he care?

    "We'll put a boot in your ass - it's the American way!" and other ridiculously "patriotic" songs after 9/11 made me gag on my own vomit. I really don't like the guy and would never be caught at any event or venue associated with him in any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    It never ceases to amaze me that there are country singers who are quite liberal and support people such as Obama. Faith Hill and her husband, Tim McGraw, came out in his support as did Kelly Clarkson. Don't they know their audience? Or do they just assume they will be overlooked?
    I realize that at one time country music was probably the sole realm of actual, rural folks who happened to have musical talent and sang about what they knew. Today, country music is big business.

    While attending college in the Boston area some 20 years ago I met, through church, several persons attending one or another of the fine music/performing schools in the area. None of the music students I met happened to come from rural or even highly conservative backgrounds. They were talented musicians attending some very good schools, looking to make a career in the music business.

    Where they ended up, what genre they pursued seemed to me to be a combination of personal taste, talent and voice style, along with dumb luck and which opportunity hit first.

    I remember one associate doing a performance for our church group that included some country numbers. He had an appropriate costume--and for him, it really was a costume as opposed to normal or working attire--for the numbers and performed very well. Knowing of my more rural upbringing, afterwards he asked me what I thought. I told him his music was great, but that if he was going to do country, he needed to get more comfortable with the cowboy hat and to stop adjusting it so much because it made obvious that he wasn't comfortable in that hat.

    Frankly, I'm with WalkingWolf on this one.

    I don't care about and don't much care to know about the politics (or even religious views) of entertainers, or clerks in the grocery store, or the guy selling me burgers. If someone wants to sell me a CD, or hamburger, or a gallon of milk or gasoline, then let's have that be the basis of our relationship and leave everything else out of it.

    Obviously, everyone has his right to speak his mind. And if entertainers want to get political so be it. Elton John has some great music regardless of what I think of his personal sex life. So I don't give his sex life much thought. Ditto for Tom Cruise's religious beliefs, or a musician's political views. If these things get to the point they distract from the product being sold, it will affect sales.

    As for the gun ban itself, I find such bans no more (nor less) offensive than I would a company policy banning blacks, Irish, Catholics, or women. And I think most such bans arise for the same mindset.

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