As Twitchy reported, liberals called for a boycott of Papa John’s Pizza when CEO John Schnatter predicted that Obamacare would force franchisees to cut employees’ hours. Citizens who support Schnatter’s freedom of speech and fully understand the realities of Obamacare countered with calls for a National Papa John’s Appreciation Day “buycott” on Nov. 16.

Chick-fil-A-style buycott? Don’t mind if we do.

Sorry, libs. This is what freedom tastes like:

https://twitter.com/WortheyAC/status/269461109973590016

https://twitter.com/MLBonacci/status/269490472320372736

One Twitter user noted that there’s another reason to support Papa John’s.

Plenty declared that their support for Papa John’s also reflected their support for America, but that didn’t stop the movement from spreading beyond borders.

Hostess wasn’t originally part of the plan, but quite a few found a way to work Twinkies into their celebration.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with more information on the reason for the Appreciation Day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Johnson/1045591900 Chris Johnson

    I tipped my PapJohn’s delivery driver in cash, so he wouldn’t have to pay taxes on it! 😉

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Knott/1812980916 Charles Knott

      You sir….rock

    • http://twitter.com/SandraHopes2 Sandra Hopes

      I always tip in cash for Pizza, pay in cash also. My son went down and bought 50 of them gave 40 to friends on his way home but there were libnut protesters in front of the store so he put 10 down on ground after purchasing them, and proceeded to drive over them in front of protesters. He owns a small business himself and is being hassled by the damned unions, they are underbidding him because he won’t join the union.

      He and his partner cleaned up the mess they made with the Pizza’s just to make a statement to the protesters.

      • nc

        Double Wow!

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        So again, you wasted hundreds of dollars on pizza that you ran over rather than work with the union in order to keep your business moving forward. I hope it was worth the smug look on your face as you ran over those pizzas.

        • lcky9

          I would say YEP it was .. wish I was there to see it..lol..

        • stuckinIL4now

          Funny that you would mention a “union”–well what’s so damn special about unions that they should get special treatment? If there’s a corrupt entity that doesn’t work with business owners or cooperate then it’s unions or rather the union-dues-stealing and money-squandering overpaid union leaders who live in luxury off of those union dues–similar to the luxury that Papa John gets criticized for living in only he’s worked for it and doesn’t scam union dues from the hardworking people who pay them.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            I only mentioned unions because the person I was responding to mentioned them. I don’t like unions much either and have never worked in a job that has one. Reading is hard, isn’t it.

        • Paula

          RIGHT TO WORK LAW NATIONWIDE…NOW!!

        • Debbie

          Well Michel, so should the other 50% of people boycote those places who support oambacare and were big donars!!!! Look what the union did to the hostess workers!!!!!

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Hostess shut down rather than negotiate. It’s not good but it is what it is. I don’t work there so I have no say in whether or not they close their doors. Obama did nothing to them. Remember, even if Mittens had won, he wouldn’t even be President yet. This is ridiculous.

          • Debbie

            You need to go look at the facts Micheal, there was a deal at first but then the Bakers union wanted to hold out for more, well they lost, I did not say Obama did anything to them. This was the union, we need right to work states. The 50% part I was talking about was the liberals wanting to boycot places who need to cover their cost d/t rising healthcare costs. Papa Johns was brave enough to say it outloud, but don”t kid your self all companies will and are doing it, so they can make up the huge cost. The liberals said our health insurance will go down, mine has doubled and just watch in 2014 most companies will not offer, cheaper to be fined!!! Nothing is free, some one has to pay, which is all of us!!!!!

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Instead of merely saying ‘REPEAL IT’ why not come up with another plan to make health care affordable for everyone? All I hear is “REPEAL” from republicans. Come up with a plan that is better and maybe someone will listen to you.

          • Debbie

            They do have a plan if you remember, they did not include the repulicans when then did this all behind closed doors. But the liberals did not want to hear them. They did admit there are good parts, but you cannot take from medicare to pay for one with out problems, I am an RN, there will be cuts to medicare . People were all fooled that there would be no cuts on the services to them, but ha ha on them. He kept pushing womens rights, no rights were ever taken away!! again people were fooled!!!! Go look at the panel of 15 who will decide what will be covered. People all to soon will find out!!!!!

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            That is a lie. Republicans had the opportunity to work on the bill but refused.

          • shimauma

            That’s a lie. The “opportunity” mean they had to go against their principles and “bend over” to compromise. Maybe you like it, but most righteous conservatives don’t.

          • shimauma

            Hostess did the exact right thing. When the people who pay union dues figure out that unions destroyed their jobs, maybe, just maybe, they will learn the error of their ways and how they wasted their money on dues.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            They were also already in bankruptcy.

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          Don’t tell people what they can and can’t spend their money on. Oh wait–Liberals like you LOVE telling us what to do with our money AND spending it for us.

          Unions are corrupt, and if people strike, they need to be let go and replaced with people who need jobs. That is simple. I’m so glad I worked for the DoD where unions weren’t allowed. Things went a lot smoother and more hassle-free.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            I didn’t tell you what you “can and can’t” spend your money on. Go ahead and buy hundreds of pizzas and then throw them in a river. I don’t care. I just said that bitching about money being so tight that you have to lay off low wage workers and then saying that you bought hundreds of dollars worth of pizza and ran over it in the street makes you a hypocrite. And an asshole.

            Why do you love to tell me who I can and can’t marry? That seems far more personal than me criticizing your buying and destroying pizzas.

          • shimauma

            well that last statement certainly explains why you are talking Sh*t, because it’s all been packed tightly into your brain during your pipe cleaning sessions with your boyfriend. I realize that people being allowed to do what they want with their *property* makes you tetchy, but that doesn’t equate to your guilt ridden predicament with your perverse passions and trying to make other people accept it as normal.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            And your last statement proved you to be an ignorant bigot. Enjoy being shunned by your kids and grandchildren. You will be remembered as that crazy old bigot who still uses the N word.

          • shimauma

            LOLS, dufus I have no problem with the color of a person’s skin. It’s the content of someone’s character I always discern, and your character is obviously steeped in perversity and filth. Hope that anal cancer works out for you while I’m educating my offspring and theirs the common sense practices of capitalism and free trade via purchase of Papa Johns pizza on Fridays for as long as they are in business.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            When you lose a foot to diabetes, I hope you can’t afford to get surgery.

          • shimauma

            Silly libturd, that’s what savings accounts are supposed to be for. It’s the gub’mint healthcare plan that will try to kill me because I vote conservative and choose to live a normal lifestyle the way The Creator designed us instead of warping and twisting it for narcissistic pleasure the way that libturds and socialists scumbags do.

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            Personal finances are just that..personal. Not business finances. And how do YOU know Sandra’s friend’s employees are low wage? Hmm. Are you ASSuming? You know that makes you look worse than you usually do, right? His employees could be making $25 an hour, like the people who will be working under my Husband will be making. My Husband will be making $50 an hour. That is fair. All Sandra mentioned was that her friend was being hassled by unions, not that he was laying off workers or doing a hiring freeze. I guess you’re just grasping at straws and making things up now–as usual. Plus, the man donated 40 pizzas to people, that is pretty charitable, then again anything a Right Winger does you have a problem with, even if it is charitable.

            Also, don’t you realize in that soup you call a brain that the more people spend, the more raises can be given, and eventually people can be hired on again? Welcome to Capitalism.

            Who said I love telling anyone what to do? I just vote how I feel is moral. And it’s my right as an American citizen to vote how I see fit. Why do you love telling me what I should vote for?

            And criticizing MY buying and destroying pizzas? I never said I bought and destroyed pizzas. Now you’re REALLY making things up. That Liberophrenia just makes you look worse and worse, old boy.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Trickle down economics has never worked. It won’t work now.

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            More Liberal talking points. Gotta love ’em.

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          Don’t tell people what they can and can’t spend their money on. Oh wait–Liberals like you LOVE telling us what to do with our money AND spending it for us.

          Unions are corrupt, and if people strike, they need to be let go and replaced with people who need jobs. That is simple. I’m so glad I worked for the DoD where unions weren’t allowed. Things went a lot smoother and more hassle-free.

    • Jaded ByPolitics

      I always tip at restaurants, delivery etc., in cash because otherwise they have to wait until they get all the cash at the end of the week from credit cards. I found that out when one of my son’s worked for a restaurant and I have done it ever since, though I REALLY LOVE the thought of screwing the taxman.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        We usually tip in cash too when we don’t pick them up ourselves. It’s just nice.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        Um…they still have to claim their cash tips and be taxed on them. I guess you just proved that cheating on your taxes is exactly the aim of the republicans. I prefer to pay what I owe so that we as a society can have the funds to do public works.

  • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

    gave m,y drive a nice tip in cash and told them i support them

  • Carrieann

    My husband got 7 pies for his office today. Yippy!

  • nc

    I had a very nice veggie (burp!) Papa John’s pizza today. Yum!

  • Foxxman

    Just polished off a delicious sausage and pepperoni pizza! I feel full…of freedom!

    Mine doesn’t deliver, so I picked up. Guy at the counter told me they were having a banner day. Nice tip in the jar…cash, natch.

  • Laurie

    We had 3 large one-topping pies with extra orders of that yummy garlic dipping sauce. YUM!

  • Elena0412

    I would patronize any business that pointed out, on the receipt, the rise in cost of an item due to the implementation of Obamacare. Our local Papa Johns had a 2 hour delivery wait (usually it takes only about 35 minutes), so we picked it up. The cashier told my husband that they had doubled the night’s staff, and still could not keep up.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      I’m glad that so many people are now able to keep their jobs thanks to the buycott. If the Liberals succeeded in their boycott, so many would lose their jobs because revenue wouldn’t be coming in anymore.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        Um…he is still going to lay people off. Maybe you didn’t get that.

        • shimauma

          Typical libturd joyous when people are losing their jobs, you want them on gub’mint assistance no doubt.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Ugh. I wasn’t “joyous” I am disgusted. I am disgusted that the owner of Walmart is worth 21 billion dollars but the majority of her employees are on food stamps. I am disgusted that this Papa Johns guy is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and yet his workers can’t afford to go to the doctor.

          • shimauma

            You are such a complete dolt. You know what someone who is worth 21 billion dollars does? They spend it. They buy stuff. They keep people employed by engaging in consumerism…oh that is unless they are getting taxed out the wahzoo to pay for frauds on welfare and other mismanaged gub’mint projects. I’d rather the owner of Papa Johns be entrusted to hundreds of millions of dollars than the socialists in the gub’mint. At least that is the money he earned through selling pizza and not sponging off hard working tax payers.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            I would prefer that he pay his workers a living wage. They are the ones who are actually making the money for him.

          • shimauma

            Any worker that agrees to a wage they are not satisfied with when they start working for a company is welcome to go find a wage they want somewhere else.

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          Welcome to Obama’s economy.

  • disqus_IK4JLhzYdo

    Okay, what have I missed? The last I heard people were going to boycott PJ because he said he would pass on the cost of Obamacare to the customers. What’s changed?

    • irishgirl91

      Don’t remember that. Everyone is going to pass the cost along to us, this was just to support the various franchise owners (and Papa himself) that said they would have to restrict hours and new hires because of O’care. Libs are calling them greedy for not sucking up the cost and they are protesting and boycotting.

    • justntime2

      Only the libs were doing that. All businesses will be passing on the cost of O’care to their customers. A business has no need for a doctor, but it’s people do. PJ had to manage the resultant effects on the business and one of the ways to do that was cut back on hours of employees so that they are considered part-time. Thus O’care had a smaller impact and PJ could remain profitable. Surely, you didn’t think pizzas grew on tress, did you? Profit is the only reason to make a pizza (or anything else) for sale. If everything was free, health care would be too, but it isn’t. Doctors have to make a profit too, and that is why O’care even exists. Somebody has to pay for it and the effects of how we pay for it must be dealt with one way or another. Pizzas to Lobotomys, there is a cost, and the piper has to be paid. Libs went nuts, and Cons stood up. Got it?

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      No. He said that he is laying off employees rather than pass the cost of health care on to the customers.

  • scalzo

    I wish there was a PJ here in Singapore. I would be buying some also.

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    We had Papa Johns Friday too! It was actually better than it used to be. We all loved it. We ordered two large pizzas and their delicious grease-less bread sticks!! Still have leftovers. Mmmm. Your loss, Liberals. Say yes to fresh sauce, toppings, and gooey stringy cheese!!

    My Husband talked about the Liberal boycott with an employee and they said they were very busy at that one store today for the Appreciation Day.

    • http://twitter.com/TedOffensive Tedward Offensive

      Disgruntled sick workers probably coughed on it,

      • justntime2

        Nope! That’s called CHEESE, dummy.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        They weren’t disgruntled. And I doubt they did, because some people have decorum. And by the way, gooey cheese is what happens when it melts. I know you’re used to powdered cheese.

        • Scott

          He is used to GOVEMINT CHEESE!

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            That wouldn’t surprise me in the least that Tedward is used to that gross stuff.

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            That wouldn’t surprise me in the least that Tedward is used to that gross stuff.

  • detroit19

    Ordered 2 Papa John pizzas last night, opted to pick-up with 90 minute delivery wait on top of 40 minute prep time. Store was packed, phone ringing off the hook :-)

  • syvyn11

    I find it insane that liberals actually thought implementing ObamaCare wouldn’t raise the cost of anything.

    It’s like they live in a fantasy world. Now that they live in realville, they can’t handle it.

    Well, this is what you liberals voted for. Now we have to live with it.

    • louisiana_mom

      The Progressive politicians knew Obamacare would raise the cost… they convinced their sheeple it wouldn’t. The Prog Leaders are waging a war against the Middle Class – they want to destroy it and force us to live in serfdom to the federal government. Where the elite tells us where to live, what to eat, where we can go, etc.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    DOH..doh…doh DOOOOOHHHHH.
    I was so wrapped up in a broken truck. I forgot!
    Sorry Papa Johns.

    • disqus_LASIg6epmj

      We’ll be ordering ours today. We forgot about yesterday too.

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    Does anyone know the numbers for yesterday compared to what they normally do?

  • salvagesalvage

    So… Papa John’s CEO hurting his employees because he wants to pay less overhead and taxes after a record setting profit year is a freedom of speech thing? Are you sure he’s just not really greedy and views his employees as disposable?

    Why would you be against workers getting more benefit from the wealth they generate? Why would you think that a healthy employee is somehow bad?

    • HappyHarriett

      Please – get up off the couch, change your underwear, take a shower, get a job, support yourself, start a business, learn what capitalism is, find out how an accounting system works, fight the tax man, the regulator, the city, the state, and Al Gore – all at once – and when you’ve done ALL THAT, you c’mon back here and let’s talk.

      • sleeper48

        This is a priceless response. I love it!

      • salvagesalvage

        Ha! Ha! Yes! I am a dirty smelly hippy who doesn’t work and certainly doesn’t have his own business!

        Wingnuts, can they see anything other than the cartoon stereotypes in their brains?

        • $36544368

          I guess we could say the same thing about how liberals perceive conservatives, eh?

          • salvagesalvage

            No, conservative are fine, Eisenhower was a conservative he was great. It’s wingnuts that liberals and well pretty much the majority of have negative perceptions of because that’s the image they project. Like cheering Papa John’s for taking out an election loss on their minimum wage employees, calling Sandra Fluke a slut, legitimate rape and so on.

            Sadly the GOP has set these fools up as their base and the blowback is starting in earnest.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        I would rather work together with my employees to make a company that we can all be proud of. I would rather pay a decent salary to the people who make me money rather than see our relationship as adversary. I would rather pay what I owe so that the business that I am running has access to repaired streets and water and sewage systems that work. I am sorry that you see running a clean and legitimate business as such a challenge.

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      you earn more than I do.
      send me some.

      • salvagesalvage

        No but what I can do is pay my fair share of taxes and when you need help with whatever there would be a government program to do so.

        Why you think this is such an awful thing is very confusing.

        • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

          forcing some who do better then I do to pay a higher percentage than me is what bugs me.
          the whole progressive tax code bugs me.

          people whining about fair share which is a sliding scale based solely on their own income bugs me.
          people who won’t directly help people but expect the government to take from people to help people bugs me.
          you not willing to step up and help someone yourself but want the gov to take from you to do it is the lazy way out.
          it allows you to be sanctimonious while doing nothing.

          • salvagesalvage

            So paying taxes is lazy? People should what? Work in soup kitchens? Buy people food? Start daycare in their basements? Start nursing homes in their sheds? Not sure if that would be as efficient as government programs.

            So a someone worth billions should pay say 15% flat and you think that has the same impact as someone who makes minimum wage? You should crunch the numbers so see the problem there.

            And they’re not doing nothing they’re paying taxes and into a system that is doing something that actually works.

            Or have you not noticed social security has improved the quality of life for countless Americans?

            It’s so weird how you guys will cheer billions to blow up Iraq but scream about your fellow citizens being taking care of. Is that the only use of government? War?

          • Turning Leaves

            So a someone worth billions should pay say 15% flat and you think that
            has the same impact as someone who makes minimum wage? You should crunch
            the numbers so see the problem there.

            Oh, this one’s too funny, you claiming someone else can’t do the math.

          • salvagesalvage

            So that would be you can’t see the difference?

          • Turning Leaves

            Let’s see you do the math. Start out small (wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself), is 5 greater than, less than, or equal to 4?

        • Turning Leaves

          Ah, you don’t want to ‘soil your hands’ interacting with people in need yourself. Now we understand.

          • salvagesalvage

            Yes! I am the enemy of the poor because I don’t mind my tax dollars going to social support programs!

            So what a lot of wingnuts here seem to be saying is that helping poor people is good unless the government does it with tax dollars then it is bad.

          • Turning Leaves

            “Yes! I am the enemy of the poor …”

            Glad to see some progress in your journey toward self awarness. Next we’ll work on your math skills. Repeat after me: 5.6 is more than 4.9.

          • salvagesalvage

            Ah, sarcasm, something else to add to the list of stuff you don’t understand.

          • Turning Leaves

            No, no, I won’t let you backslide just to get away from math. If the additional value to an organization of having a person work 30+ hours is less than the additional Federally mandated costs then the most sensible thing to do over the long term is?

            A) increase the hours of all employees to 38 a week.
            B) make a contribution to the a PAC of the President’s choosing and ask for a waiver.
            C) reduce the employee’s hours to under 30.

          • salvagesalvage

            The most sensible thing to do is to ensure that everyone around you has access to medical care, as an employer I would be most keen on preventative care so my drones don’t miss any work.

            It really is strange that you hate the idea of people being kept healthy and having longer lives. What is your problem with that?

          • Turning Leaves

            Everyone in the US already has access to better medical care than Queen Victoria, who ruled a quarter of the globe, could dream of having.

            It’s terrible that you have such a pathetic grasp of elementary mathematics and thus can’t understand anything of the economies involved.

          • salvagesalvage

            >than Queen Victoria

            So… medical care en par with over a 100 years ago…? That’s okay?

            It can be hard to tell if I’m being trolled by someone pretending to be a wingnut or someone who is.

          • Turning Leaves

            No, read more carefully, oh mathematically challenged one. Every single person in the United States today has access to medical care far in advance of anything Queen Victoria with all her wealth and power could hope to recieve.

          • salvagesalvage

            Yes, your silly pointless point is clear. What you should do is go tell that to some family who has lost their insurance because of a preexisting condition or another who can’t afford their meds and rent. Tell them they’re better off than a queen from 100s of years ago, I’m sure they’ll feel much better.

            Wingnuts; when stupid is never enough.

          • Turning Leaves

            Ah, now we get to the nub of it. You want not only access, but not to have to pay the bill. Well, that’s something quite different isn’t it. If you could see that 5.7 is greater than 4.9 you might grasp why that can’t work over time.

          • salvagesalvage

            Yeah, that’s why it doesn’t work in pretty much every other country on the planet!

            And no, the bill gets paid via taxes.

          • Turning Leaves

            Oh, the magical tax tree that sprinkles free money on the people.

          • salvagesalvage

            And that’s why universal health care in other nations doesn’t work!

          • Turning Leaves

            So it’s alright if John Schnatter doesn’t provide healthcare for his employees, then? I guess you’ve changed your mind.

          • salvagesalvage

            Yes, it should be done entirely through the government as a single payer, there should be no market for health insurance.

            Obamacare is a rehash of a Republican plan hence the free market element remains. I wonder if Obama is making it such a pain for big biz that they’ll eventually demand that the government pay for it all. Could be like “DADT”, he’ll “evolve” to the position. Salami tactics are always sound.

            Next four years should tell.

          • Turning Leaves

            Yep, and Democrats are always dishonest. Thanks for admitting it.

          • salvagesalvage

            Ah yes, the wingnut must always paint everything in a stark black and white, whatever they oppose is always wrong what they support always right.

            Until the Democrats lie America into an insane lost war they will always be number two to the GOP’s vicious bullshit.

  • Karl H

    I am enjoying cold Papa Johns for breakfast, it tastes like capitalism in the morning. Unfortunately I woke up and have been troubled by the thought that we will be watching unions kill jobs and hunting for the last twinkies on earth. I miss Reagan’s version of Morning in America. Barak (pronounced Broke) Obama’s version seems more like the unholy combination of Part 2 of Atlas Shrugged mixed with Zombieland. Remember when encountering your average flesh eating Democrat, always always always use the double tap!

    • TomJB

      Thats why I always get extra sauce – makes the cold pizza better! Learned this trick while working at Pizza Hut at about $5 per hour as a teenager building a resume and gaining valuable work experience and references that I could later use to land jobs with which I planned to support a family

      • sleeper48

        lol.

      • Karl H

        Good tip never would have thought about it. And that is why we work in character building jobs! It is one thing to say you care about the little guy, quite another when you remember personally how it feels to drip sweat and bust your butt just to pay a few bills. For me it is always good to go back to California and see a home I built 25 years ago with fine wood carving on the posts and beams and know I was the one who poured my soul into that carving for minimum wage just hoping the boss would notice. (I was making 3 times minimum wage after the first summer and I was only 16, so yeah the boss noticed) Too bad the Job market can’t support that kind of initiative anymore. I have met some bright kids with a lot of promise and I feel bad that they are weighed down by a system full of regulations and rules that prevent them from taking flight.

    • HappyHarriett

      Yes, I had two pieces of left over Papa John’s for breakfast. Yummy good! And I always pay in cash and tip in cash. The delivery guy told me: never place your order online – they always screw it up. Good hint for the future, as indeed, I had placed my order at 7 AM for 7 PM delivery but sure enough – all screwed up. Nonetheless I re-ordered, determined to make a statement.

      Side note: Let’s not cave on Obama Care yet, folks. Let’s keep fighting back.

      • Karl H

        I always place my order online only the first time was it messed up. I think it was more the stoner kid and not the online process. I have to drive 40 minutes one way to get Papa johns so it is good to have it just out of the oven when I get there so it is hot when I get it home.

        It was good however to teach my girls that the difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals interfere with commerce by protesting and vandalizing, while conservatives vote with dollars by supporting what we believe in. One is violent and counter productive the other lets the free market decide by free choice.

        Hopefully these lessons will help them when they grow up, especially if they Grow up under the Flag of the Republic of Texas. mmm Papa Johns pizza, the aggies stompin all over Alabama, 100,000+ signatures on a secession petition…This has been a good week to be a Texan!

    • Bob FitzGibbon

      Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Hoho’s still being made in Canada. If you are near the border, come on over.

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    I think the CEO (or one of the execs) at Dominos is also conservative.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Salvagesalvage is the greediest person on this board. He/She/It wants to limit the amount companies and investors can get and, instead, steal it for themselves. Troll failed again.

  • louisiana_mom

    My family had Papa John’s for dinner last night…

  • http://twitter.com/Queen_V1216 Vickie Barnachea

    I love Papa Johns’ Freedom Pizza! Only business owners understand the math of economy.

  • oldmanrickey

    One day of super good busimess for PJs os good, what about the other days of the year. Do anyone of you know how many different companies and taxes the pitza has an effect on.It takes 18 different compaines to make a loaf of bread and get it to your table. I bet it would take twice that many to put a pitza on your plate.Every one of them are going to be a target for obama care. If the first one in the group has to raise their price by 3% and then the next by 3% and so on down the line, where do you draw the line on what you can charge for that pitza. How much can you pay the people to finish the product for the market..Lets pray that PJs weathers the storm and stays like they are because they make a killer product. We have all got to relize that obamacare is going to have an effect on everything we buy and do from now on in this country, thinks to the great number of people that could not see past their own eyes and educate themselves about this country.

  • Purple State

    We need to remember that freedom of speech refers to the government suppressing one’s ability to express one’s views. It does not refer to a “freedom from criticism” from one’s fellow citizens for expressing those views. CEO John Schnatter’s views were never being suppressed. As much right as people have to patronize Papa John’s for his stance on ACA, others have the right to boycott. Neither act restricts/enables anyone’s freedom.

    • Mellow Melon

      Good word, brotha (or sista). I agree that both the criticism and support of Papa John’s are equally justified by the law; however, I would say that I think the supports of Papa John’s are irritated by the criticism because it’s not really based in anything factual; people are just saying that they’re being racist for cutting hours and laying off, thinking that the company is only doing this because they don’t like having a black president in the White House, which of course is not the reason behind their actions.

      • Purple State

        Thanks for your comment. I haven’t seen any accusations of racism — though that doesn’t mean they haven’t occurred. I was referring above to the headline of this story and this line: “Citizens who support Schnatter’s freedom of speech and fully understand the realities of Obamacare countered with calls for a National Papa John’s Appreciation Day “buycott” on Nov. 16.”

        The phrase, “Citizens who support Schnatter’s freedom of speech” implies there are citizens who don’t. That was my point. His freedom of speech was never infringed upon.

        • Mellow Melon

          Ohhh, sorry, that didn’t really register with me till you pointed it out! yeah, you’re right, that has too many wrong implications.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Man, I missed it!

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    No one was trying to stop Schnatter from speaking. This isn’t a free speech issue. He was able to say what he wanted to say. We are able to say what we want in response to his free speech as well. See how that works? One person puts out a press release to show that he would rather lose money in lost sales because he wants to show how sadzies he is about Obama winning. The rest of us get to call him a greedy bastard because he would rather fire low wage employees than give them health care benefits. He lives in a giant mansion while his lowly employees barely scrape by and 14 cents per pizza is too much profit for him to lose to help his employees. See? Free speech. Now you can stop misusing that phrase.

    • Scott

      Sorry but that 14 cents is going to be cut way down due to all of his suppliers raising THEIR prices to help offset their obamacare cost also and just like dominoes it is going to happen all down the line, so why shouldn’t he cut their hours to keep from paying for their obamacare. See, now not only has his cost of doing business been raised his taxes are going to go up also and that too is going to cut in to HIS money. Guess what! All companies are going to RAISE their prices to offset some more of the obamacare WHICH MEANS???????? YOU GUESSED IT, MIDDLE AND LOWER CLASS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TAKE A HUGE HIT DUE TO OBAMACARE. So nobody has a legitimate bitch about companies cutting hours and laying off workers, but they do have a legitimate complaint against obamacare and the LIBTARDS that are shoving it down our throat

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        You can’t expect Mikey Hammy to be able to absorb logic. It’s not possible for a Liberal to do. All they see is: Papa Johns doesn’t like Obamacare therefore they are punishing their employees out of spite. Meanwhile they ignore the facts and truth of the matter. It must be nice living in a fantasy world like Liberals do.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          Please. You have the intellect and charm of a hippopotamus. I love how you can’t come up with any facts to refute what I said, so you just attack “liberals” and myself so that you can try to feel better about the smack down you took this election. Aww. I am so sorry your wittle feewings got huwt.

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            And now I know I’ve gotten under your skin since you made that post. I state facts, but you’re too dense to read them. By the way, one who is devoid of charm and intellect, such as yourself, shouldn’t throw stones. 😉 Sorry I hurt your little feelings Hamster.

            By the way! Enjoy the Obama 2nd term, here’s a preview just for you:
            On Gay marriage: “For us to try to legislate federally into this area is probably the wrong way to go,”
            Read On ABC News Radio: http://abcnewsradioonline.com/politics-news/obama-tells-mtv-he-wont-push-gay-marriage-in-second-term.html#ixzz2Cd6d4Mpy

            There you have it! It’s left for the States to decide, and it’s not getting Federal backing. North Carolina made its decision. And the Gay marriage Flip-Flopper Obama doesn’t wish to pursue the matter any farther as he stated. Enjoy!

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        You can’t expect Mikey Hammy to be able to absorb logic. It’s not possible for a Liberal to do. All they see is: Papa Johns doesn’t like Obamacare therefore they are punishing their employees out of spite. Meanwhile they ignore the facts and truth of the matter. It must be nice living in a fantasy world like Liberals do.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        Um…I have a legitimate bitch. IT HASN’T HAPPENED YET!

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      You obviously don’t have the intelligence necessary to comprehend that Obamacare will make things cost more. IT’S EXPENSIVE. If employees turn it down, which some will, that costs $2,000 per employee. Group insurance is a lot less expensive, but thanks to Obama that will be a thing of the past. Your lot, Liberals, don’t know how businesses actually work. “He should put all his PERSONAL money into the business!” Sorry, that is not how it works, the business has a budget that funds it. Plus, $0.14 is not a lot of money really to add to the price of a pizza, seriously. LoL

      All the Papa Johns employees I’ve met in the last 12 years seemed happy with their jobs. I guess that is because they only have these jobs while they’re in college or high school and NOT making them into a career. A difference between Liberals and Conservatives are: We strive to be more than we are and work for what we have. The majority of Liberals wish to stay at low paying jobs and whine about how nothing gets better in their lives.

      Thanks to the Conservative Buycott, Papa Johns made more money which means employees will get paid more. Liberals don’t seem to grasp that bit of business knowledge either. Boycotts mean less pay for the employees Liberals are supposedly crying out for.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        Um…when a company has a one day jump in sales, that doesn’t mean that an hourly employee is going to get a raise. You are as ignorant of business as you accuse me of being.

        While you accuse “liberals” of not having ambition, I accuse you of not realizing the golden rule of managing employees. If they are happy and secure in their jobs, they will work harder for you. If employees feel that they are being used, especially low wage workers, they will steal, come in late, and not support the company.

        Company owners put their own money back into their companies all the time. It is called reinvesting. And you are absolutely right. 14 cents per pizza is not very much money at all. I would be happy to pay 14 cents more for my pizza knowing that it helps make sure the people making it are healthy.

        I wasn’t saying that Papa Johns employees are there for life. You implied that. I merely said that it is disgusting for a man to live an overtly extravagant lifestyle while saying that a kid making $7 per hour gets laid off because John doesn’t want to make 1.4 million dollars a year instead of 1.5 million.

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          Oh little Hammy. I didn’t say after one day, little one. We are still doing the Buycott and buying pizzas just like those on the East coast are still buying Chick-Fil-A. So, yes, you’re still ignorant.

          Actually, the AAFES store I worked for had the lowest employee morale, but the second highest customer service in the country. I guess your little thought blows out the window there. Only Liberals steal and come in late when they aren’t getting what they want. That is your nature to act like children who throw tantrums when you don’t get what you want when you want.

          How do you know he lives an extravagant lifestyle? Hmm. I guess if he doesn’t live in a trailer park, it’s extravagant to most Liberals. And CEOs should be able to make $1.5 million after all their hard work and education led them to that point where they deserve to be rich because they EARNED IT. And no they don’t always “re-invest” their money, and it depends on what type of business, they also get investors.

          You really do have your mind all muddled up. Papa Johns isn’t laying people off, he’s doing a hiring freeze. That means no one is being hired on. Got it? Good. And for the record, why should anyone make more than $7-8 an hour for making pizzas? It’s not exactly a high skill job.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      You obviously don’t have the intelligence necessary to comprehend that Obamacare will make things cost more. IT’S EXPENSIVE. If employees turn it down, which some will, that costs $2,000 per employee. Group insurance is a lot less expensive, but thanks to Obama that will be a thing of the past. Your lot, Liberals, don’t know how businesses actually work. “He should put all his PERSONAL money into the business!” Sorry, that is not how it works, the business has a budget that funds it. Plus, $0.14 is not a lot of money really to add to the price of a pizza, seriously. LoL

      All the Papa Johns employees I’ve met in the last 12 years seemed happy with their jobs. I guess that is because they only have these jobs while they’re in college or high school and NOT making them into a career. A difference between Liberals and Conservatives are: We strive to be more than we are and work for what we have. The majority of Liberals wish to stay at low paying jobs and whine about how nothing gets better in their lives.

      Thanks to the Conservative Buycott, Papa Johns made more money which means employees will get paid more. Liberals don’t seem to grasp that bit of business knowledge either. Boycotts mean less pay for the employees Liberals are supposedly crying out for.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8843216 Patricia Pyron

    I stood with Papa Johns yesterday! Enjoying delicious pizza and supporting a business facing a boycott from misguided liberals for facing the realities of ObamaCare ftw!

    http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/photo.php?fbid=10102088517346379&id=8843216&set=a.10101728786604669.3095884.8843216&__user=8843216

  • chrisknitz

    My pizza and bread sticks, the garlic parm ones, yumm!!!, were ordered online at noon for a 6:00 pm delivery. The delivery guy got here at 6:30 pm, but I didn’t mind. I knew it was due to the over load of pizzas they were delivering! I don’t usually eat PJ’s, more of a thin crust girl, but I sure enjoyed it. Tasted like freedom!

  • reshas1

    Stopped last night after my sons football game to pick up one….

  • http://twitter.com/Revenant0101 David Desrosiers

    Had two pies delivered, tipped the driver an absurd amount in cash.

  • v1cious

    This is the most hilarious thread by you guys yet. Keep the up good work. “Tastes like freedom” haha oh god.

    • HARP2

      Taste this !!!

  • indboo

    I ordered our pizza online yesterday morning before leaving for work at 7:00am for a 4:30pm delivery. The pizzas and cinnapie arrived 20 minutes EARLY. And we love the taste of freedom in the morning, too!

  • Lady 12

    I had a Papa Johns/NCIS party with friends last night and I bought some Hostess donettes this morning.

  • Lady 12

    I had a Papa Johns/NCIS party with friends last night and I bought some Hostess donettes this morning.

  • JD Olson

    2 large pies and a big ol’ tip last night. I love the smell of freedom and garlic sauce!

  • JD Olson

    2 large pies and a big ol’ tip last night. I love the smell of freedom and garlic sauce!

  • John (it true me am)

    FYI, their current double bacon six cheese special is delicious. Heart attack inducing but delicious.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      Maybe you will have health insurance to pay for your cardiograms.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        It’s John’s right as an American citizen to eat whatever he wants without some flaming Liberal making snide comments.

        • John (it true me am)

          You gotta love how the liberal mind turns an offhand stupid joke into a talking point.

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            They have no humor.

        • John (it true me am)

          You gotta love how the liberal mind turns an offhand stupid joke into a talking point.

      • John (it true me am)

        And I look forward to waiting in line for months under the liberal notion of health care or being denied it outright due to rationing.

      • John (it true me am)

        And I look forward to waiting in line for months under the liberal notion of health care or being denied it outright due to rationing.

  • John (it true me am)

    FYI, their current double bacon six cheese special is delicious. Heart attack inducing but delicious.