Dale Beauchamp is Chef de cuisine at Little Country Gentleman in St. Louis, Missouri. For now. Whether he will remain employed after telling Dana Loesch listeners to shoot themselves remains to be seen.

It’s a good question.

After Loesch rebuked him, Beauchamp initially deleted his tweet and declined to offer an apology:

https://twitter.com/Dalebo/status/325044256282664960

Sixteen minutes later, his tone suddenly changed:

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https://twitter.com/Dalebo/status/325048708557312000

https://twitter.com/Dalebo/status/325048887725416449

Beauchamp subsequently locked down his Twitter account. (Too late, Dale.)

Beauchamp’s bio says, “I work to create elegant balances of sweet, sour, salty, and bitter in every bite.”

We don’t see much evidence of sweetness, though we must admit he’s doing a great job with the sour, salty, and bitter parts.

Let’s just hope his beef tongue isn’t as foul as his actual tongue.

Update:

Beauchamp’s employer has released this statement via its Twitter account:

Loesch’s gracious response:

  • Inflames

    Another nut job lefty with his true hate shining through. This is the kind of ass hat that spits in your food.

  • Ms Ryan

    Imagine what that unstable nutcase does to the food.

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      Exactly!!!!!!!!!!

    • DeBaliviere

      On this site @ErikLoomis told us what he does: https://twitter.com/ErikLoomis/statuses/324762243403243520

      • Ms Ryan

        eeeeewwwwww.

        • Tom Anderson

          With politics and progressives being what they are today, we don’t eat out anymore. Fair warning.

          • pajamakat

            We don’t either Tom. I cook everything now, no matter how simple it is. You can’t trust anyone.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Please stop giving this guy attention. Nothing but a weasel in a human skin, and laughing at Twitchy like Skolnik from Revenge of the Nerds… I mean, look at the poor guy, bless his heart. A face only a mother could love.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVpnUHGpFDk

    • brian scoggins

      I just spit some food up through my nose! That was funny!

    • Mr. Chips

      It’s a great restaurant and he was using his First Amendment rights. Lesson to all: words have consequences

      • TexSizzle

        And we’ll use our First Amendment rights of freedom of speech to respond and freedom of association not to patronize establishments where people hate us for disagreeing with them.

  • John Smith

    Another lefty nutcase. *Yawn*

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    I feel sure this isn’t the finest restaurant locally!

    • Tom Anderson

      Not anymore, thats for sure!

  • RichardBlaine

    Tonight, on “Kitchen Nightmares”…

    • TheOriginalDonald

      MY GOD, MAN! LEAVE YOUR (bleep)ING POLITICS OUT OF YOUR (bleep)ING FOOD YOU (bleep)ING WANKER!-Gordon Ramsey

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    with liberals, it’s always a result of their “passion”; if a conservative makes a similar statement, it’s a result of hate.

    • Mr. Chips

      That’s because conservatives are hateful.

      • TexSizzle

        Bless your heart. You’re projecting again.

      • lainer51

        your prozac script is past due.

  • redstilettos

    If I’m in the area, I’ll find somewhere else to eat.

  • patrick quinn

    Wouldn’t trust for a moment, what he puts in the food..let us know when he’s gone..

  • airboss4311

    2 weeks of sensitivity training, then a month camping out with Nidal Hasan ought to straighten him out!

  • Tom Anderson

    Bet he was hoping to save his job.

    Boy the lefty nut jobs are really crawling out from under their rocks and going on parade this week aren’t they?

  • Jack Deth

    I think I saw that greasy spoon fry cook’s twin brother on Sy-Fy’s ‘Defiance’ Monday night.

    I wouldn’t get anywhere near food prepared by that freak of nature.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      Saw the sneak peek of that show. No political sucker punches but I personally thought it was better when it was called Terra Nova

  • Roy

    I say everybody call a make a reservation.

  • http://twitter.com/KimcheeCowboy Lonnie Backley

    Has he been fired yet?

  • Jofprexus

    SO, apparently, sweet + salty + sour + bitter = ASSHOLE!

  • Larry Reilly

    advise anyone on the right who eats this fruitcake’s food to examine it carefully

  • Glitter

    He’s an a$$clown, plain and simple

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Fire that douchehammer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

    Why was the business owner even brought into this? The guy tweeted this from his own personal account. As far as I am concerned Dana abused her status. Shame on her!!

    • Chase C.

      Social media reflects on the company the employee works for, this employee advised people to commit suicide if they listen to Dana. I don’t care if it was his personal account what he did was wrong and no company with a reputation should hire him when millions of good Americans are out looking for work.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

        Last time I checked, the 1st amendment protects his free speech. So in other words, the guy represents the employer 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is not allowed to have his own thoughts or opinions? Hmmmm, sounds like slavery to me.

        • Chase C.

          He can’t be arrested for speaking his mind. Understand the 1st amendment before bringing it into play. If he is going to publicly tell people to kill themselves then I respect the right of the employer to fire someone that might hurt their business.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            Respecting the right of the business owner to fire him has nothing to do with using your public influence to cast a dark cloud over this business and it’s employee’s. A phone call to the business owner would have given him the opportunity to defend himself. He was attacked for no reason.

          • Chase C.

            He attacked her and her listeners on Twitter. I’m sorry but you are so wrong. I think if the business owner does what he should then he shouldn’t have a problem. The employee made the mistake and took it public. He should deal with the consequences and rational people will see that and not punish the employer.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            Ok, so according to your own argument, Dana would represent 97.1 and CNN during her private conversations on her facebook page. Telling a “listener” or in other words a customer to “fuck off” would be grounds for dismissal. So, I should call her employer and demand an apology and she should be dismissed.

          • Chase C.

            Haha go for it. It’s not going to get you very far. This guy promoted suicide. Not sure I have ever heard Dana go tell libs to go kill themselves.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            But I don’t understand. You said that he represented the employer. Most employers don’t allow their employee’s or representatives to tell customers to “fuck off”. Most of them would get fired for that. So, why would that be any different for Dana? (By the way, I don’t need to go whining to her boss about her personal behavior and have zero intentions of doing so. As a rational adult, I would not get her employer involved).

          • Chase C.

            His employer did the right thing and apologized. You are now defending a guy that promoted suicide.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            I am not defending the person who said something. I am defending the business owner and his other employees. The business owner should never have been involved.

          • Chase C.

            Employees represent the business. I have dealt with this as a lead supervisor at my job. Employees represent the company and the company should know when the employee is reflecting bad on the company. I’m done arguing with you because clearly Dana hurt your feelings and you won’t think rational.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            Exactly! So, if Dana represents the business and she told a customer (listener) to fuck off doesn’t that reflect badly on the company? (I am not hurt that she said that, I am using your argument against you). If as a lead supervisor, one of your employee’s told a customer to fuck off, would they not be dismissed?

          • Chase C.

            Did she tell you to go kill yourself? Nope. Wong again.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            Did she tell me to fuck off? And would your employee be dismissed for telling a customer to fuck off. Simple question.

          • Chase C.

            Personally if my employee told someone to fuck off on a social media site in response to a attack I would not. If I had a employee that told a persons thousands of viewers to go kill themselves then yes I would make sure they were fired.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            But remember, she represents the company. You talk out both ends.

          • Rose

            Is her facebook page public? If it is then it’s not a private conversation. Did she tell a listener to fuck off on twitter?

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            “Rational people will see that and not punish the employer”????? Isn’t that what Dana did when she promoted not eating at the restaurant? Isn’t that what more than half of these comments on this thread or promote?

          • Chase C.

            I’m guessing you missed her last tweet. Blinded because someone offended you by saying “fuck off.”

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            Wow, I am not offended because she told me to fuck off. I do not get offended by such things. I am disappointed at how she handled the situation.

          • Harry A

            “rational people will see that and not punish the employer”

            and

            “Won’t be eating at @lcgentleman”

            you’ve just called Dana irrational. so either you agree with irrationality by your own logic, or you think Dana was wrong.

          • Chase C.

            Are you mentally stable? Would you go eat at a restaurant after one of their chefs attacked you and you viewers? Promoting suicide. I’m going to take the intelligent road and tell you to fuck off. Come back when you can actually make a decent argument.

          • Harry A

            perhaps if i find out who your employer is i’ll organize a giant boycott of them, because i dont want anyone doing business with people who think telling others to “fuck off” online is acceptable. especially when they think this is the intelligent response. same logic, i think, unless of course punishing the employer is considered wrong which you said earlier. wait, what? your the one arguing from two completely sides, and im the unstable one. ok chase.

          • Chase C.

            She never called for a boycott. So again you are wrong just like this Jackie Walker person.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            You are the one that said rational people will not punish the employer. She promoted that people do not eat there as the chef may do something to their food if he finds out their beliefs. Her choice not to eat there is definitely a rational choice. Her choice to tell others not to eat there and punish the employer is irrational.

          • Chase C.

            Wrong. She said she won’t be eating there.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            You obviously didn’t see her facebook post.

          • Chase C.

            Nope I just saw the cleverly edited image you posted on here. Why not link the entire post?

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            LOL! Oh my. It is not edited. It was a snip it of the facebook page. I couldn’t get it all in one pic and she blocked me before I could get the rest.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker
          • TocksNedlog

            Got it. He exercised his First Amendment rights, but she ‘abused’ hers. Yeah, that’s fair.

          • bonnieblue2A

            The chef used his own influence and platform to cast a dark shadow over his employer. Look at the timeline. Was this chef hatefully tweeting while on the job?

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            How exactly did he involve the business in his tweet? The person who brought his employer into this was Dana.

        • Ksmith934Smith

          Actions and words have consequences even if you do have a right to say them.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            The consequences of his words should not have fallen on the business owner or all of the other employees. How many customers is this business going to lose? How many employee’s will lose hours and wages because of what this guy said. If Dana had a problem with the guy, she should have taken it directly to the source. Not the business.

          • kirbykral

            All they have to do to remedy that situation is fire the idiot chef. Easy. If they decide to keep him, they are putting out the idea they stand by him whether it’s intentional or not. The onus is upon the business owner to remedy the situation if they want to keep a respectable reputation, not open those the chef ask to commit suicide.

        • TocksNedlog

          The restaurant isn’t allowed — or shouldn’t feel the need — to protect their reputation?

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Last I checked, the First Amendment prevented the government from telling you what you can/cannot say. Just because you CAN say something, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. I.e ‘falsely shouting “Fire!”‘ in a movie theater.

        • DeBaliviere

          The First Amendment does not grant immunity from consequences of hateful, stupid speech. If Dale Beauchamp wasn’t prepared to accept consequences of what he said, he should have remained silent. How else will he learn?

          • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

            The consequences should fall on him. Not the business owner and the other employee’s. The business should never have been brought into this.

        • NRPax

          You really should learn to read a bit better. The First Amendment only protects you from the government going after you. You are free to speak but not free from consequences.

        • TexSizzle

          The first amendment is to protect people from the government. It does not mean that people are shielded from all consequences for anything they say.

    • NRPax

      Concern troll is concerned.

  • Arnold Townsend

    Despite the apology, I couldn’t eat there. I couldn’t trust that the chef wouldn’t have a moment of “passion” and get “flippant” with my dinner order.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.m.hallett James M Hallett

    Do you have reservations? Yes, but we are going to eat here anyways….. LOL

  • Harry A

    why was the business owner brought into this? for all we know he could be a hard working, conservative american trying hard to keep his business afloat in these times. i could understand if Dana had said LCG do you see what your employee is tweeting, but to say your boycotting the restaurant because of the employee is too far. small business are suffering in this economy, we shouldnt be punishing them for opinions and actions of their workers! id hate to think one of my workers said or did something stupid away from work and somebody basically tells their 100k followers to boycott me!

    if boycotts of the multibillion dollar companies that buy sponsorship on Rush’s show was wrong, and boycotts of chick-fil-a was wrong id think organizing a boycott of a small business cause of worker would certainly be wrong!

    • Chase C.

      When did she call for a boycott? If I was her I would not eat there either if a chef of the restaurant said that also. Read the damn article before commenting morons. Dana is a Conservative hero and you guys putting words into her mouth makes me think you are just terrible libs trying to be relevant.

      • Harry A

        tweeting to 112k followers that you’re not eating somewhere is passively suggesting to them that they shouldnt either. if that wasnt Dana’s point then she is being very irresponsible because she is most certainly going to encourage others not to eat there. therefore whether intentional or not Dana has basically encouraged other not to eat there, not eating there is a boycott and thats how i reached my conclusion.

        calling me a moron and suggesting i didnt read the article will do nothing to change the facts that you said rational people wont punish an employer and Dana is basically calling for people to punish an employer. good night.

        • Chase C.

          Goodnight. Come back when you make a decent point that I haven’t already destroyed. Moron.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            He does have a point. I worked in hospitality for 15 years, and now I help run a small town, small business. I completely understand what he’s trying to say, because, remember, one of the rules of customer service, is that if someone has a bad experience somewhere, they will tell 5 people, opposed to telling only 1 person when they had a great experience. It’s a psychological thing, I suppose, but it’s true. Word-of-mouth is a powerful tool, and instant social media expedites the speed with which it spreads.

        • NRPax

          Like it or not, that chef was a reflection of the restaurant. His words reflected badly on his employer. Yes, I’m sure the manager is doing his best to stay in business but it’s not Dana’s fault that she’s simply reporting something that was directed at her.

          Perhaps you’re angry because you think the employee was correct for saying what he did or because you don’t think words have consequences.

    • $1014973

      Small businesses should be careful of who they hire, and most certainly should beware of what they say to potential customers.

  • traffic_robot

    I blame the dermal punch and all of that shit in his face. More Portraits in Tolerance who only apologizes after someone notices what they said. Didn’t even have the balls to own it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

    I am not offended because she told me to fuck off. I am very disappointed in how she handled the situation. I am sticking up for the business owner and his/her employee’s that were not even involved in this.

    • $1014973

      You are the people you employ. That’s the way it works.

    • DeBaliviere

      You do realize that Dale Beauchamp put a link to the restaurant’s web site on his Facebook page? And that Hipster Dale apologized ONLY AFTER his employer was brought into the conversation?

      • http://www.facebook.com/jackiewalker.stlouis Jackie Walker

        What does putting a link to his FB page have to do with his twitter post? Again, the consequences should not have fallen on the business owner. What part of that don’t you get?

        • DeBaliviere

          Sorry. Restaurant link was on Twitter profile page, not Facebook. Doofus hipster’s behavior brought shame on his employer. Employer could have been an Uncle Ruslan by firing the d-nozzle. Employer would have boosted business by firing and shaming a sociopathic employee. Opportunity lost.

          • NRPax

            To be fair, we have no idea if anything was said between the owner and his employee. There could have been a Come To Jesus meeting to correct the problem.

          • DeBaliviere

            Actually, we know that Hipster Dale didn’t apologize until the restaurant started receiving tweets.

          • NRPax

            And I’m sure the manager Had Words with the errant one.

            Rule #1 of being employed: If you cause your company’s PR department to work extra hours, you are in trouble.

  • bo1921

    You know, people like him usually don’t finish well in life.

  • bonnieblue2A

    As of this morning it would seem the azzhat is still employed. Can such an imbalanced individual really be trusted with sharp kitchen utensils?
    Phone # for Little Country Gentleman
    tel:+1-314-725-0719

  • Mr. Chips

    Dana Loesch has fans?

    • lainer51

      she does ok… but don’t ruin things for her and start listening…

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.niemi Scott Niemi

    Feel free to leave them a message on how you would not feel safe visiting their establishment. IE: I recommend you get rid of your chef Dale Beauchamp who suggests conservatives shoot themselves via the internet, I cannot patronize an establishment that employs’ dangerous radicals. My family’s safety is too important Thank You.
    https://www.facebook.com/LCGentleman

  • lainer51

    Glad to know – my brother lives in St. Louis and eats out often due to his job…..He now knows one place NOT to patronize anymore, thanks to Mr. Bitch-Champ.