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PATRONS GONE WILD

Some patrons of Bluehour restaurant are really rude and aggressive towards protesters, who are chanting and holding signs and talking with people on the sidewalk about he reality of factory farming ducks and geese for "foie gras." Not only did the compassiuonae protesters have to put up with an over tanned man in a tight white tee-shirt questioning their veganism for a drunken hour (especially their shoes, which he thought were made of dead animals, even after the vegan protesters assured him about 10 times that they were vegan), but more people threw water on the protesters. Well, one protester threw water back onto the water throwing Bluehour patron...
Some patrons of Bluehour restaurant are really rude and aggressive towards protesters, who are chanting and holding signs and talking with people on the sidewalk about he reality of factory farming ducks and geese for "foie gras." Not only did the compassiuonae protesters have to put up with an over tanned man in a tight white tee-shirt questioning their veganism for a drunken hour (especially their shoes, which he thought were made of dead animals, even after the vegan protesters assured him about 10 times that they were vegan), but more people threw water on the protesters. Well, one protester threw water back onto the water throwing Bluehour patron...

computer error/Shame on Bluehour 18.Jun.2008 14:44

Fire Fly

My computer messed up, so the body of my commentary did not get taken into this format...
I will write a cursory report now. Week after week, some customers of Bluehour feel it is their right to throw things onto protesters, who are on the sidewalk chanting, holding signs, and talking with people about the brutally reality of factory framing ducks and geese to produce "foie gras," which is an enlarged, diseased liver, sold to people as luxury. One such customer drenched a protester with water, as seems the Bluehour custom now. Another protester happened to have a full bottle of water in hand and threw water back on this customer. Well, apparently while customers have the right to throw water onto other people, other people cannot do the same. Bluehour wasted no time in saying "you can't get away with this" and "now you have gone too far" and called the cops! Where were the cops the other four weeks when Bluehour was aware that their customers were throwing water and food at protesters in the street? The cops could not care less. They just wanted to make sure protesters were not blocking the sidewalks, which they were not.

fight back 18.Jun.2008 20:50

n/a

i'll throw my fecal matter at them, let me know when your there again

Sounds staged to me 18.Jun.2008 21:21

Never eating at Bluehour

What kind of Portlanders eat Foie Gras? What kind of Portlanders throw things at demonstrators? What kind of Portlanders defend the right of a business to torture animals, over the right of the people to freedom of expression?

I think this sounds staged. Maybe the owner has his or her cronies coming out there when you are there. Maybe luring them in with free diseased goose livers. I don't know, but these don't sound like any Portland "customers" to me. Most people are appalled to learn that an establishment is serving shit like that. I know I was -- I used to eat at Ten 01 until I saw foie gras on the menu. I have not eaten there since. And I will NEVER eat at the Bluehour, now that I know this.

(Hey, isn't this the same restaurant where James Chasse was beaten to death practically in their doorway, but police officers intent on protecting Portland businesses from the dreaded sight of homeless or mentally ill people???)

You let me know when you are going to be there again, and I will bring some security for you that will make sure no one gets away with throwing water on anyone.

Yeah 19.Jun.2008 08:56

No way

No way those are real customers. Those have got to be family members and friends posing as customers. Schumachers did stuff like that too when they started getting really desperate and empty on protest days. You're on the right path, keep going...

Since it's clear they're staging these actions, think about it. What is their angle? What are they trying to get the public to think/do? What are they trying to get you to do/think? Keeping your target audience and your specific campaign goals in mind think of a clever strategy for countering that and how to navigate potential legal snares.

agree with last commentor 19.Jun.2008 11:51

desperation

the owners of the restaurant or those who force feed the animals must be getting desperate if their throwing water at people. maintain calm and endlessly apply the pressure. these sadistic practices will end with persistence and tenacity. oh and a conspicuous video camera might be useful, for when they cry wolf and you want to present evidence of the one sided popo allegiance to the restaurant. nice work!

are they portlanders 19.Jun.2008 16:24

njpr

are they portlanders? more like, they are californians or from the east coast, or some other random place trying to catch the new hot portland scene.

Give me a break 20.Jun.2008 10:55

portlander

Are you all that sensititve? When did we get to the point that we allow protesters to express their points, but not allow patrons? I do not agree with the water throwing, but let people decide what they decide! In the world we live in, I want to know if these protesters are doing everything perfect? If they are, then more power to them! I was there and this "tanned man" in a "tight white shirt" WAS NOT THE ONE THAT THREW THE WATER! He may have been extremely expressive against the protesters, but he had points to make also. The Levi and Coke products the protesters had are a great symbols of a deteriorating society. Sweatshops are always a good thing to promote, and do I need to say more about the Coca-Cola Corporation. Are the markers their signs made with vegan also? Next time I recommend the protesters go naked and write their signs in their own blood! Is that considered Vegan????????

trademark 20.Jun.2008 17:06

Vegangilante pdxvx@live.com

One thing that carnivorism imbues into humans (and natural carnivores alike)is aggression. Time and time again it is too evident. Leo Tolstoy wrote, in Of War & Peace, "As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields."

The opportunistic omnivore diet is what vegans evolved from and, hopefully, we'll see we ascended, not descended, from Great Apes. (perhaps with help from Anunnaki or not.)

Everyone saying "I want peace" between bites of violence are fooling yourselves. My hope is anyone can establish that peace is idyllic and my pity is well spent.

Namaste