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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Go Eat At A Denny's Today!

Posted by on Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Seriously. A reason to patronize this grease-and-gristle chain? In downstate Illinois, a manager asked some gun-bearing men to leave, after another customer complained that there was a table full of guys with guns.

They were plain-clothes cops, but still.

So, the local police chief has told all of his Barney Fifes to avoid Denny's. Maybe they'll lose some weight, and meanwhile, to make up for the sure-to-follow NRA inspired national boycott of Denny's by gun-nuts, let's all us libruls go there and get something. Maybe to go, give it to the nearest homeless guy.

And of course, the chief says they'll still respond to emergency calls from Denny's. Thank god. I for one would hate to see America get divided over the politics of guns.


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@20 I guess you missed the part where they had badges on, on their belts or on chains around their necks. It was pretty obvious if they could see the guns, you could see the badges. As most officers hostler their arms near their badge for a reason. Unless they choose to wear it around their neck.

Like some did.

But I applaud you for joining in the sensationalism of promoting fear of people who have gunz and, now, plain cloth officers. I'm glad to see Liberals also hard at work to make people distrust their neighbors, just like the GOP.
Posted by Saribchan on January 3, 2013 at 7:13 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 23
The restaurant is in Faillinoise therefore the only people that would be carrying firearms would be the police. Meaning the restaurant manager had to know that they were police officers.

Pretty close to the idiocy I would expect from anyone that chooses lives in that state.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on January 3, 2013 at 6:33 PM · Report this
doloresdaphne 22
I once got lost on a night time bike ride in Portland, and I was incredibly hungry. I stopped at Denny's - the only open food place around. I tried, but could not bring myself to buy any of their food, let alone sit inside the place. Definitely the most repellant food chain in the world.
Posted by doloresdaphne on January 3, 2013 at 3:44 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 21
Wait ... they got up to leave and refused to pay for their meal?

Why didn't the store owner gun down the thieves?
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM · Report this
@19 you do realize these guys were plainclothes, right? That the manager did not know they were police, right? That he apologized and corrected himself when he found out, right?

Or is this just all about how gun rights should totally trump private property rights in all situations?
Posted by Corydon on January 3, 2013 at 2:42 PM · Report this
Yeah! Dennys told them! Do what you're not suppose to do as an officer-- leave your gun in your car. In Michigan, a cop was to have his firearm on him at all times. To respond to emergency situations.

You liberals really showed these crazy gun-nut Public servants they're kind isn't wanted.
Posted by Saribchan on January 3, 2013 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 18
@12 Thanks! Thanks Thanks
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 3, 2013 at 2:22 PM · Report this
Sir Vic 17
I wouldn't go into a Denny's unarmed. Have you seen some of the fights posted on YouTube?
Posted by Sir Vic on January 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 16
Enjoy your reheated, artery clogging petrochemicals.
But then again I wouldn't expect someone stupid enough to live in a corrupt, windy, murder capitol to know what decent food is.

I hope the place gets robbed.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on January 3, 2013 at 1:14 PM · Report this
Denny's are at quite a few Flying J truck stops, so I'll make a point to grab breakfast there next time I find myself parked at one.

Apropos of nothing, we had a gun nut at the orientation when I signed on with my current company. That's when I discovered that truck drivers basically can't carry guns. Basically, we must comply with all state and local laws and ordinances for everywhere we pick up, deliver and drive through. Which is more or less impossible.

We're also not supposed to carry knives that are weapons, though I do keep a pocket knife handy, plus a kitchen knife for slicing up veggies for snacking on on the highway.
Posted by Corydon on January 3, 2013 at 1:12 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 14
I love their Thousand Island dressing!
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM · Report this
treacle 13
Note: the rel="nofollow" gets put there by Slog itself, you don't need to add it.
Posted by treacle on January 3, 2013 at 12:40 PM · Report this
treacle 12
Quick Slog HTML Primer:

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Posted by treacle on January 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 11
Wasn't it a Denny's owner that threatened to charge extra because of the terrible burden of Obamacare, and that customers should consider leaving smaller tips to make up for it?

Stranger writers are embarrasingly short-sighted opportunistic hacks.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 3, 2013 at 12:35 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 10
I ate at Denny's ten years ago and felt like I had a bowel obstruction for two days. No thanks.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM · Report this
treacle 9
@1 <blockquote> Text to be blockquoted here.</blockquote>

I still wouldn't eat at Denny's if you paid me.
Posted by treacle on January 3, 2013 at 12:27 PM · Report this
Knat 8
The discussion between the cops and the manager is pretty different between the two articles, but the police chief's remarks are bizarre in both.

I'd put down money that you're right about NRA outrage being manufactured at this moment. Anything to make themselves look the victim right after a shooting massacre.
Posted by Knat on January 3, 2013 at 12:07 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 7
It's been 15 years or more since I last ate at a Denny's. I don't know what was going on, but the whole place smelled like a deep fryer, and when I left, so did I.

At the time, my tastes were in the process of elevating, which had more to do with my choice never to patronize one again. But any time I was tempted, the memory of the old greasy smell would put me off immediately.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 3, 2013 at 11:59 AM · Report this
disintegrator 6
Posted by disintegrator on January 3, 2013 at 11:58 AM · Report this
wilbur@work 5
after RTFA (which apparently 1 out of infinity FB commenters did), the only idiot is the redneck police chief.

As per usual.
Posted by wilbur@work on January 3, 2013 at 11:57 AM · Report this
Zebes 4
Grand Slamwiches for everybody!

@1: You want [blockquote][/blockquote] tags, except with proper pointy HTML brackets.
Posted by Zebes on January 3, 2013 at 11:54 AM · Report this
rob! 3
@1, precede the quoted material with [blockquote] and follow with [/blockquote], replacing the square brackets with angle brackets (shift-comma, shift-period).

You don't need to insert blank lines or even a carriage return before or after; space is inserted automagically.
Posted by rob! on January 3, 2013 at 11:52 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 2
But think of how safe that Denny's was with all the guns in it, and how unsafe it got when all the guns walked out the door!
Posted by Theodore Gorath on January 3, 2013 at 11:50 AM · Report this
"The officers all got up to leave, refusing to pay for their meal. As they were leaving, Sax said a Denny’s general manager, Michael Van, approached the group. He told them Rice was wrong and it was fine for them to stay and to keep their guns.

The detectives, whom Sax described as 'embarrassed' by the incident, decided to leave anyway. Sax said the detectives made a point to check the door on their way out."

That's really the most dick-ish part of the story.

Also, how does one do indented quote blocks?
Posted by doceb on January 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM · Report this

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