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Protest of Bob Evans HQ move starts with breakfast | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 233 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Protest of Bob Evans HQ move starts with breakfast | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Call it an 'eat first and protest second' flash mob? With the Britney Spears song Hit Me Baby One More Time blaring from a boom box, a group of protesters erupted into song on cue at a Bob Evans restaurant today in objection to the Columbus-based company's decision to move its headquarters to New Albany from the city's South Side.

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CSD

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 17, 2011
Very clever. Kinda like driving a big SUV to the "no war for oil" protests a few years ago ? When will you people grow up and learn what is important ?

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Big D

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 17, 2011
They could have chosen a better song....

Since when did a liberal group oppose using taxpayer money? It would seem as though liberals and conservatives could agree that using taxpayer money to fund moving a private business, funding abortions, providing a "carve-out" in the tax code for their buddies, or building a stadium is misappropriation of taxpayer funds.
Dude

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 17, 2011
Congratulations everyone for being part of the lamest protest ever.
I do give them credit though because after a Bob Evan's breakfast the only things I do is wonder why I ordered the pot roast hash and then go back to sleep.
John Blutarsky

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 17, 2011
The cop was there at Bob Evans? Are you sure he wasn't actually at the Tim Horton's 2 doors down when he saw a group of dancing halfwits in front of Bob Evans?
Iconoclast

Zanesville, OH

#5 Mar 17, 2011
So Bob Evans is getting state money to make this move? It makes no sense to me for the state getting involved in a matter like this, the state should never play favorites among jurisdictions.

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TeeEmUp

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 17, 2011
Pretty screwy protest. They first patronize Bob Evans by eating breakfast then go into a disruptive rant to protest their move to New Albany? What happened to the good old days of picketing outside with cardboard and wood signs?
New Independent

Columbus, OH

#7 Mar 17, 2011
Yeah? And how much would you be protesting if the jobs were moved out of state? I know people whose jobs were moved out of state over the last couple of years and no one seemed to care. I'm so sick of people thinking THEIR agenda is the only agenda and that gives them the right to disrupt the day of private citizens. That money was going to go somewhere; thankfully, it went toward keeping our family, friends and neighbors employed. What don't you protestors get about that?

Reading articles like this makes me especially glad I am no longer affiliated with the Democratic party. Far left or far right, the squeaky wheels acts have got to stop.
get over yourself

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 17, 2011
lame.
tired, stupid and lame.
Jim

Hilliard, OH

#9 Mar 17, 2011
The Republicans are talking out both sides of their orifices. Yet again.

I hope Bob Evans survives their move to Wexnerville but this crap has now moved onto facebook so who knows.
Dan

Galloway, OH

#10 Mar 17, 2011
New Independat the jobs weren't going out of state...
give me a break... move headquarters to texas?
please BE has ZERO stores in Texas and only 3 TOTAL in the 6 surrounding states... they weren't going anywhere

but they aren't/shouldn't be protesting Bob Evans... who can blame them for GETTING an easy pay out from Kasich (of our money)...
Kasich is the one giving the money away for nothing
Losers

Westerville, OH

#11 Mar 17, 2011
So does anyone know who this group of losers are?

My guess they are part of SEIU. That is more their style of doing things.

At least John Kasich kept the jobs here instead of Bob Evans going to Texas. The company which bought Owens Resturants in Texas had land to move all of their operations to.

We should be thankful the jobs stayed here in Ohio. Kasich has saved more jobs with Bob Evan than clueless Ted Strickland ever did.
Jim

Hilliard, OH

#12 Mar 17, 2011
New Independent wrote:
Yeah? And how much would you be protesting if the jobs were moved out of state? I know people whose jobs were moved out of state over the last couple of years and no one seemed to care. I'm so sick of people thinking THEIR agenda is the only agenda and that gives them the right to disrupt the day of private citizens. That money was going to go somewhere; thankfully, it went toward keeping our family, friends and neighbors employed. What don't you protestors get about that?
Reading articles like this makes me especially glad I am no longer affiliated with the Democratic party. Far left or far right, the squeaky wheels acts have got to stop.
Once they leave that area only Bob Evans leaves, only new Albany benefits, and no one else. They pay hardly NO state taxes ,now only sales tax and much of that will go to Wexnerville.
Jim

Hilliard, OH

#13 Mar 17, 2011
Losers wrote:
So does anyone know who this group of losers are?
My guess they are part of SEIU. That is more their style of doing things.
At least John Kasich kept the jobs here instead of Bob Evans going to Texas. The company which bought Owens Resturants in Texas had land to move all of their operations to.
We should be thankful the jobs stayed here in Ohio. Kasich has saved more jobs with Bob Evan than clueless Ted Strickland ever did.
I hope now Bob Evans leaves entirely , they are vampires.
MrsSmith

Bellefontaine, OH

#14 Mar 17, 2011
These people, who probably live in Clintonville, have been waiting there whole "gee-I-wish-it-was-still- the-60s-so-I-could-protest-som ething-while-wearing-ponytails -dirty jeans-and-Birkenstocks" lives to do something like that! Now they can go home and take naps.
Old Vet

Columbus, OH

#15 Mar 17, 2011
Iconoclast wrote:
So Bob Evans is getting state money to make this move? It makes no sense to me for the state getting involved in a matter like this, the state should never play favorites among jurisdictions.
You have got to quit drinking that liberal kool-aid. Just because a protester from a ultra liberal stink tank says something doesn't make it so. Bob Evans was moving one way or the other. It could have been to North Columbus, New Albany or Texas where they have recently been building production facilities. State money helped to assure it was in Ohio rather than Texas. New Albany actually offered less to Bob Evans than Columbus did to help them move to a spot near Polaris. That leads me to believe that the oppressive individual tax that Coleman shoved through on people who had no ability to vote for or against it may have had a major influence on the decision. Mikey and his city government just keep spending money on foolish things and expect people who don't live in Columbus to pay for it.
i wish

Newell, PA

#16 Mar 17, 2011
TeeEmUp wrote:
What happened to the good old days of picketing outside with cardboard and wood signs?
They could not get their ego fix that way. What they are really saying is "look at me!, look at me!" see what I can do, where are the cameras, give me atta boy, atta girl. It's all about me. Brittany Spears is their mentality.

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Jim

New York, NY

#17 Mar 17, 2011
Umm...I thought the businesses in this state got a tax cut. I thought Kasich was going to bring jobs. Isn't that what he was voted in for? Hello???
Duh

Marion, OH

#18 Mar 17, 2011
You mean all those teacher, fire fighter, police, and state workers jobs? And the jobs lost when those people have no buying power because they're unemployed and can't even afford Bob Evans? Those jobs?

Strickland wasn't perfect, but NO GOVERNOR, NOT EVEN "GOD" KASICH COULD HAVE SAVED THE JOBS AFTER THE WALL STREET AND FINANCE DISTRICT JERKS (INCLUDING "GOD" KASICH AT LEHMAN BROS.) COULD HAVE SAVED THOSE JOBS IN OHIO.

Of course I don't really expect any republican to either admit that or maybe even understand it.
New Independent

Columbus, OH

#19 Mar 17, 2011
Dan wrote:
New Independat the jobs weren't going out of state...
give me a break... move headquarters to texas?
please BE has ZERO stores in Texas and only 3 TOTAL in the 6 surrounding states... they weren't going anywhere
but they aren't/shouldn't be protesting Bob Evans... who can blame them for GETTING an easy pay out from Kasich (of our money)...
Kasich is the one giving the money away for nothing
Headquarters employs plenty of people. If you were unemployed because your job had moved out of state, you would know who is hiring right now. Bob Evans Headquarters is hiring.

Grab a clue - we are talking individual survival at this point with things likely to get worse economically. It's your house. You decide.
New Independent

Columbus, OH

#20 Mar 17, 2011
Jim wrote:
<quoted text> Once they leave that area only Bob Evans leaves, only new Albany benefits, and no one else. They pay hardly NO state taxes ,now only sales tax and much of that will go to Wexnerville.
Would you prefer to apply for a job in an area that is unstable, or an area that is stable - especially if you are working late at night? Tax money flowing into Columbus doesn't seem to be doing a whole lot of good, unless you consider the deterioration of that neighborhood a good thing.

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