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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Papa John's founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players -- comments for which the company later apologized. Schnatter will be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie on Jan. 1, the company announced Thursday. ... Earlier this year, Schnatter blamed slowing sales growth at Papa John's -- an NFL sponsor and advertiser -- on the outcry surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem. ... Papa John's apologized two weeks later, after white supremacists praised Schnatter's comments. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company distanced itself from the group, saying that it did not want them to buy its pizza.

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Being a jackass may make you the coolest conservative but it won't work in the real world.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-21 06:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

i don't and won't eat at Papa John's.

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-21 08:24 PM | Reply

I don't eat their either, but really just because I don't like it. Maybe I can pretend it's a boycott :-P

#3 | Posted by LEgregius at 2017-12-21 08:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I might have to order a pizza from them the day he resigns.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-21 10:16 PM | Reply

Papa John took a side on a divisive cultural issue sparked by Dumb Donald and learned that it divided his customers too. Suddenly there was a good political reason to hate Papa John's.

No longer would people only dislike Papa John's because the sauce is has more sugar than a bowl of Fruit Loops.

Now they can hate it for taking the side of President Spaghetti-O. Genius move, Papa!

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-21 10:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pretty ironic that you people are "protesting" papa john's by not eating it but criticized all the people who were "protesting" the NFL by not watching it

#6 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-12-22 09:21 AM | Reply

The people who have the serious case of "sand-vag" over the "take a knee" protests continue to misplace the actual reason for the protest, as a disrespect to the Anthem, and by extension, America, rather than as a protest against police violent misbehavior. Those who feign offense due to their intentional disunderstanding of the nature of the protest, do so because it is easier to disunderstand the reason for the protest, than to acknowledge the issue which spawns the protest.

The Anthem is just a song. Forced faux patriotic displays have no place in commercially sponsored events. It is divisive. Negative reactions to such commercialization of political correctness and the implied mandatory reverence demanded is inappropriate in a free Country at public commercial events.

Knock off the forced faux patriotism.

I volunteered for, and happily spent 7 years of my life, in the service of my country during a hot shooting-war. At this point of my life, I dont feel the need to demonstrate my fealty to America when I go to a ball game. I dont need to be pressured into participating in a song and dance routine, to convince strangers I love my country. I have paid in advance for that.

#7 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-22 10:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Cool story bro, I was in the military too. The protest is pretty stupid when the rate of "unarmed" black men being killed by cops is astronomically lower than the rate of black on black crime. Crazy there is no protest for that...

#8 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-12-22 10:44 AM | Reply

#8
One has nothing to do with the other.

#9 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-12-22 11:44 AM | Reply

So Will, what's the "White on White" murder rate?

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2017-12-22 11:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Pretty ironic that you people are "protesting" papa john's by not eating it but criticized all the people who were "protesting" the NFL by not watching it

#6 | Posted by Will123

No we criticized them for twisting the protest, lying about it, and saying they were protesting the troops and the flag.

I don't care if they watch football or not. In fact I prefer they didnt.

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-22 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Cool story bro, I was in the military too. The protest is pretty stupid when the rate of "unarmed" black men being killed by cops is astronomically lower than the rate of black on black crime. Crazy there is no protest for that...

#8 | Posted by Will123

Yeah it's almost like people think cops should be held to a higher standard than gang members.

Idiot.

#12 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-22 11:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Knock off the forced faux patriotism.

#7 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour

What's wrong with forced patriotism? Germans proved it's really effective in the 1930's.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-22 11:50 AM | Reply

The protest is pretty stupid when the rate of "unarmed" black men being killed by cops is astronomically lower than the rate of black on black crime. Crazy there is no protest for that...

#8 | POSTED BY WILL123

Well, maybe it's because one are paid representatives of society who are supposed to abide by universal rules regarding citizen's rights and rarely suffer consequences for abusing/violating them and the other are criminals?

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-22 11:57 AM | Reply

Yeah it's almost like people think cops should be held to a higher standard than gang members.
Idiot.

#12 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-12-22 11:49 AM | FLAG:

Lol I bet you're for gun control too idiot.

#15 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-12-22 12:34 PM | Reply

I'm not advocating for bad cops. Cops have way too much power in this country. I think it is completely stupid to make it a cop's responsibility to hand out traffic tickets and things like that because there is just no need to introduce a gun into these situations. The percentage of bad cops just isn't that high. There is a much greater problem inside that community and it is ridiculous to scrutinize every little thing police do and not call out the crimes they commit against each other.

#16 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-12-22 12:37 PM | Reply

Lol I bet you're for gun control too idiot.

#15 | Posted by Will123

Are you not for gun control? You think every sociopath should be able to buy a fully automatic machinegun?

Talk about idiotic.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-22 01:09 PM | Reply

I think it is completely stupid to make it a cop's responsibility to hand out traffic tickets and things like that because there is just no need to introduce a gun into these situations.

#16 | Posted by Will123

The reason cops have to introduce guns into every situation is because due to our stupid gun laws, they have to assume every person is armed and dangerous. Countries with real gun control don't have scared cops shooting everybody everywhere.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-22 01:10 PM | Reply

"The percentage of bad cops just isn't that high."

I couldn't tell you the exact percentage but even I have had awful things occur due to bad cops, not violent things but costly things because they were dishonest pigs.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-22 01:20 PM | Reply

Are you not for gun control? You think every sociopath should be able to buy a fully automatic machinegun?
Talk about idiotic.

#17 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-12-22 01:09 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Sorry I misspoke. You are probably for taking guns away from law abiding citizens and assuming the "gang members" you brought up earlier will just follow the rules. You idiot.

#20 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-12-22 01:24 PM | Reply

"assuming the "gang members" you brought up earlier will just follow the rules."

Are there no gangs in the UK, or do they just follow the rules?

#21 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-22 01:32 PM | Reply

Well they have a population the fifth of the US and there are still gun crimes that happen there. They also have knife crimes and God forbid I say it, they have radical Islamic terror attacks

#22 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-12-22 01:51 PM | Reply

Well they have a population the fifth of the US and there are still gun crimes that happen there. They also have knife crimes and God forbid I say it, they have radical Islamic terror attacks

#22 | Posted by Will123

Would you rather have a radical islamic terrorist attack you with a knife or a gun?

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-22 01:55 PM | Reply

Lol I bet you're for gun control too idiot.
#15 | POSTED BY WILL123

Lol you think gangs should have guns.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-22 01:58 PM | Reply

Well they have a population the fifth of the US and there are still gun crimes that happen there. They also have knife crimes and God forbid I say it, they have radical Islamic terror attacks

#22 | Posted by Will123

You know what england DOESNT have? Insane white guys renting high rise hotel rooms and murdering dozens of innocent people on the ground below with semiautomatic weapons.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-22 02:11 PM | Reply

They have radical Islamists all over London and that Mayor just defending them instead of condemning them.

#26 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-12-22 02:27 PM | Reply

They have radical Islamists all over London and that Mayor just defending them instead of condemning them.

#26 | Posted by Will123

And we have radical christians all over america. What's your point?

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-22 02:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What's your point? Those "radical Christians" you're talking about aren't doing things because of their religion. These muslims are running around harming people because it is a violent religion.

#28 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-12-22 02:55 PM | Reply

What's your point? Those "radical Christians" you're talking about aren't doing things because of their religion. These muslims are running around harming people because it is a violent religion.

Posted by Will123 at 2017-12-22 02:55 PM | Reply

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#29 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-22 02:58 PM | Reply

What's your point? Those "radical Christians" you're talking about aren't doing things because of their religion. These muslims are running around harming people because it is a violent religion.

#28 | Posted by Will123

Who cares if it's because if their religion or because of "patriotism?" We blew up the whole middle east resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths because of nationalism and stupidity. When was the last time an islamic country invaded anyone?

Furthermore if you think occasional islamic extremist violence occurring in a world with 7 billion people means it's "rampant", you're proving what a sucker for right wing propaganda you are.

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-12-22 02:59 PM | Reply

Score 1 for the 'good guys' lol. He's the chairman of the board and the largest shareholder. Nobody made him resign, it's his company!!

#31 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2017-12-22 08:25 PM | Reply

I prefer the local guy Salvatore's tomato pies over papas any day. Yum

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#32 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-12-23 07:50 AM | Reply

"What's your point? Those "radical Christians" you're talking about aren't doing things because of their religion."

All the families of Americans who were killed by radical Christians in abortion violence will be glad to hear that they didn't die because of religious zealots.

#33 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-23 09:45 AM | Reply

How could a discussion of Papa John's pizza turn into an argument about gun control?

#34 | Posted by john47 at 2017-12-23 10:26 AM | Reply

#34
For the same reason I offered in my post. They have chosen to debate a different subject because it is so much easier than arguing the actual reason for the protest.
Look how quickly the subject switched from police misbehavior to black on black crime.
Debate is easy when one can change the subject.

#35 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-23 12:18 PM | Reply

Pretty ironic that you people are "protesting" papa john's by not eating it but criticized all the people who were "protesting" the NFL by not watching it

#6 | POSTED BY WILL123

And you are very confused.

No one here criticized people because they protested the NFL.

Protest it until you are blue in the face. Get your facts straight and stop lying.

See #11 for details.

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-23 12:32 PM | Reply

They have radical Islamists all over London and that Mayor just defending them instead of condemning them.
#26 | Posted by Will123

Show me where this has ever happened.

#37 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-23 06:52 PM | Reply

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