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Fisherman's wharf restaurant fields angry calls after Monterey eatery ...

There are 80 comments on the Contra Costa Times story from Aug 1, 2014, titled Fisherman's wharf restaurant fields angry calls after Monterey eatery .... In it, Contra Costa Times reports that:

A San Francisco restaurant says it is receiving angry calls and emails from members of the public who have confused it with a Monterey restaurant that recently drew news coverage for its ban on noisy children.

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Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#1 Aug 1, 2014
I can never understand why some parents allow some kids to ride rough-shot in a restaurant..
I once saw an old man straighten out a wild child with a knee to the back of the head. the kid went flying forward,landed on its face and ran back to its table,without a whimper.,,(probably the owner),,,,

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Since: Oct 08

West Bloomfield, NY

#2 Aug 1, 2014
After spending the majority of my life raising my kids and then having to help raise their kids -- I'd love a few restaurants around here that don't allow kids.
When we were younger, we'd be able to go out to dinner maybe once a year if we were lucky. After lining up a sitter, setting aside the cash for her and the dinner, it never failed that once we were seated some bratty kid(s) would be seated near us in a fancy restaurant.

“.WHERE DID”

Since: May 14

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#3 Aug 1, 2014
for no reason , but cell/phones are just as annoying as kids
Phyllis Schlafly s Stain

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Aug 1, 2014
All those people calling the (wrong) restaurant are acting like babies.
Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#5 Aug 1, 2014
It's all very childish,,,,,!,,(but a good smack goes a long way) lol

“Pompous pontificator”

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Since: Jun 08

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#6 Aug 2, 2014
We reserve the right to choose our clientele.
There are PLENTY of places you can take your squirming obstreperous rugrats. A lot of people, including parents of young kids, would love to find a place where they can relax and enjoy the dining experience w/o the distraction and annoyance of any little bastards.

This might become a trend...let's hope so.

“.WHERE DID”

Since: May 14

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#8 Aug 2, 2014
Bubbletoes wrote:
We reserve the right to choose our clientele.
There are PLENTY of places you can take your squirming obstreperous rugrats. A lot of people, including parents of young kids, would love to find a place where they can relax and enjoy the dining experience w/o the distraction and annoyance of any little bastards.
This might become a trend...let's hope so.
do you mean like home ......
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Aug 2, 2014
Bubbletoes wrote:
We reserve the right to choose our clientele.
Only with certain limitations. I know you're one of the confused types who think a business can refuse "service to any customer," but of course that is not the actual case if the reason for refusal has to do with race, gender, disability, etc.

This is different for tossing someone out for an individuated reason, but of course tee baggrz cannot grasp this sort of distinction in any context.

Age is a protected category in employment and housing, but I don't _think_ it's a protected category in terms of places of public accommodation like restaurants. Regardless, I bet someone will try to sue for age discrimination sooner or later if this policy continues.

(Many movie theaters have had such policies regarding toddlers for years....)

“.WHERE DID”

Since: May 14

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#10 Aug 2, 2014
funny you just contradicted yourself

a business can refuse service on behavior alone and that is what is in question , not race/creed/color

a restaurant offers public service but it isn
t public owned

“.WHERE DID”

Since: May 14

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#11 Aug 2, 2014
ps age is an issue of entrance ....and can be enforced
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Aug 2, 2014
TALLYHO 8541 wrote:
funny you just contradicted yourself
a business can refuse service on behavior alone and that is what is in question , not race/creed/color
a restaurant offers public service but it isn
t public owned
No, you're just "appearing to be" a drunk again.

I clearly explained that the simple fact of a person being in a (protected) category is not justification to throw them out. It's called the Civil Rights Act.

Membership in a particular group is not a behavior.

Being a drunken bore in public is. We can throw people like that down whenever we want to. And we don't like drunks.

So a business cannot refuse service to "anyone for any reason." There are some reasons that won't wash.

I'd say you know this perfectly well...but you probably don't at this point in the brain cell deterioration sweepstakes.

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#13 Aug 2, 2014
Evilgelicalling wrote:
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No, you're just "appearing to be" a drunk again.
I clearly explained that the simple fact of a person being in a (protected) category is not justification to throw them out. It's called the Civil Rights Act.
Membership in a particular group is not a behavior.
Being a drunken bore in public is. We can throw people like that down whenever we want to. And we don't like drunks.
So a business cannot refuse service to "anyone for any reason." There are some reasons that won't wash.
I'd say you know this perfectly well...but you probably don't at this point in the brain cell deterioration sweepstakes.
civil rights hasn't a damn thing with children or anyone acting up study law before to practice .... you can rant and rave an always use you favorite cop out out I have to be drunk . since you live that theme maybe you are the slop bucket because the more you post the dumber you get ..

“.WHERE DID”

Since: May 14

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#14 Aug 2, 2014
learn ..........you can't cite half the law...

For instance, businesses still need to abide by constitutional laws such as equal protection and anti-discrimination laws. Thus, a business generally can’t refuse service based on a person’s race, religion, sex, or other "protected characteristics". On the other hand, they can refuse service in situations such as:

READ .....On the other hand, they can refuse service in situations such as:

The customer threatens to harm employees or other patrons
The customer’s presence may create an issue of safety or health hazards
The business has reached maximum capacity
The business is not open (i.e., not normal business hours)
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Aug 2, 2014
TALLYHO 8541 wrote:
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civil rights hasn't a damn thing with children or anyone acting up
Drunk, the right wing refrain that a business "may refuse service to any person for any reason" is tee baggrz, bigoted nonsense. It is not true.

I explained this is so clearly, but you like to "pretend" to be stupid...and your brethren here are.
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Aug 2, 2014
TALLYHO 8541 wrote:
learn....READ
Drunk, you're confused.

There are reasons a business could refuse service to someone.

That does not mean a business may refuse "service to anyone for any reason."

It is too bad your brain cells are so far gone you cannot see the distinction.

“.WHERE DID”

Since: May 14

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#17 Aug 2, 2014
Evilgelicalling wrote:
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Drunk, the right wing refrain that a business "may refuse service to any person for any reason" is tee baggrz, bigoted nonsense. It is not true.
I explained this is so clearly, but you like to "pretend" to be stupid...and your brethren here are.
once again Maynard G. the law is the law ... would you care to quote the section and it's sub=titles ..I can ...and did show you the text of the law ,,,, set that pipe down before you hurt someone ... say hey to Dobie

“.WHERE DID”

Since: May 14

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#18 Aug 2, 2014
Evilgelicalling wrote:
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Drunk, you're confused.
There are reasons a business could refuse service to someone.
That does not mean a business may refuse "service to anyone for any reason."
It is too bad your brain cells are so far gone you cannot see the distinction.
well I didn't say any reason , you did . HERE YOUR EXACT WORDS

Only with certain limitations. I know you're one of the confused types who think a business can refuse "service to any customer," but of course that is not the actual case if the reason for refusal has to do with race, gender, disability, etc.

and they can for disability / gender
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Aug 2, 2014
TALLYHO 8541 wrote:
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once again Maynard G. the law is the law....
We all know the Civil Rights Act, for starters, forbids places of public accommodation from refusing customers for a variety of reasons,(protected categories.)

That in itself means that a business cannot refuse service to "any customer for any reason."

Like most tee baggrz homophobes, you have trouble with the concept of "subset."

There are plenty of reasons to refuse service that do not pass muster. Therefore, it's logically not "any reason" which will do. It's only certain reasons, all of which would be individuated and presumably based in some reality.

There, so simple a drunk or a fundie could follow along. Burp.

“.WHERE DID”

Since: May 14

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#20 Aug 2, 2014
now you are Spock.........

and tell me under what protected category does a child run rampart fall

race/creed/ please explain...

learn some thing before your next stroke ..stroke
A TROLL NAMED SLACK

Kalamazoo, MI

#21 Aug 2, 2014
TALLYHO 8541 wrote:
now you are Spock.........
and you are Mudd

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