Showing posts with label LGBTQ+. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LGBTQ+. Show all posts

September 20, 2023

In MAGAland there's no such thing as bad publicity but this Democrat probably will benefit

 


By Hal Brown
Read article in TMZ here.


Note that even with the bad reviews it gets 4 ½ stars.

Here's another TMZ article:

I modified this photo for my illustration.

This is a Google search of The Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar. I shows how the search is trending..

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This is what you see on Google Image search:

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One article that got my attention was this one from the gay publication The Advocate.


Here's an excerpt:

The man with Boebert has now been identified as Gallagher, co-owner of Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen. The U.K.’s Daily Mail was the first to report the news.

The fact that they are dating is “very surprising,” someone described as “a well-placed source” told the Mail. “I always thought Quinn was a cool guy and a Democrat. His parents would be horrified because they are definitely blue,” the source said.

Social media posts show Hooch has hosted LGBTQ+ events, such as a women’s party for Aspen Gay Ski Week and a drag performance called “A Winter Wonderland Burlesque & Drag Show.”

 

Unfortunately I can't compare the same search from before it became nationally know that to the grab and grope Beetlejuice sideshow put on by the bars owner, Quinn Gallagher, and the Charismatic Christian queen of Congress, Lauren "Bible Babe" Boebert.

What most rational people would consider bad publicity never seems to hurt Republicans, especially diehard MAGA Republicans. The Boebert brouhaha may end up in an election loss for her but then again the sympathy vote may help her eke out another narrow victory. 

Finally we have an incident where a Democrat, and a very progressive Democrat at that who is clearly woke, may benefit from what could be looked at as bad public behavior. In his defense, he thought he was making out with his date in the dark probably thinking nobody could see them unaware that he was being recorded by a sensitive low-light camera theater camera. Since he didn't think anyone could see this so one could make the case that this wasn't really public even though it happened in a public venue.

Here's more about Gallagher and his bar:


Excerpt:

Just before 11:30 a.m. Monday, more than 20 people sat in chairs and on couches bunched together in the Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar. Note, Gallager is currently a co-owner of the bar.

Most greeted each other with hugs and hellos; others settled in right away.

They were there for another Hospitality Matters meeting, an awareness effort started by Lindze Letherman, general manager at Hooch, and Quinn Gallagher, bartender at Hooch, in response to losing several of their friends and service industry colleagues to suicide. 

Through the bi-monthly meetings in the Hooch bar space, which feature guest speakers and open-ended conversation, Letherman and Gallagher hope to create a more conducive environment to discussing mental well-being with their peers. Monday’s meeting was the fifth one in the past few months.

“We wanted to at least try to get the community together to start talking and realizing that it’s OK to not be OK,” Letherman said.

Now he and his bar are famous, not just nationally but internationally considering the incident was first reported in the UK Daily Mail (here)

Here's a tidbit from that article:

The hospitality business is something Gallagher and Boebert have in common. 

Boebert had a brief foray into the industry as the owner of Shooter's Grill in Rifle where customers could have their cheeseburger and onion rings served by a waitress with a 9mm on her hip.

The restaurant, which encouraged patrons to come armed, was shuttered in July 2022 after the landlord declined to renew Boebert's lease.

Despite bad Yelp reviews about Gallagher's business I would venture to suggest that it will help attract new customers if only out of curiosity. Residents 

I can see him having a profitable side hustle selling autographed photos of the groping picture.

Addendum:

This is what I posted on the bar's Facebook page which you can view here:

This will be an example of the truth of the saying that there's no such thing as bad publicity and I am glad to see this will prove that it works for progressive Democrats and much as it does for MAGA Republicans. Bad Yelp reviews won't hurt, in fact they will serve to give the bar even more publicity. More people will check out the bar just out of curiosity. After all, the bar still gets 4 ½ Yelp stars and similar rating elsewhere. I appreciate that Quinn and Lauren were attracted to each other and tried to put politcal views aside and see if their relationship could work despite being what I'd call strange bedfellows. 

A bit of snark:

Replica of
The Continental Congress Mirror
Update: Related from Salon:

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July 30, 2023

Randy Rainbow for President

 

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By Hal Brown

Have you heard of Randy Rainbow? If you have I'm 99.9% sure you will be voting for Presdident Biden and every Democrat up and down the ballot.

Randy Rainbow is currently on a national tour and is the author of this:

If you haven't heard of him I suggest you stop reading now and check out "Donald in the John with Boxes" below: 



If you like this here's "Lock Him Up Yesterday" with Randy as a Moptop singing his version of the Beatles classic Yesterday where he exposes the criminal culpability of former fake president Donald Jessica Trump.
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The article also has links to three Rainbow poltical videos.


Of course Randy Rainbow isn't really running for president just as comedian Pat Paulsen wasn't really running between 1968 and 1996. There have been those who made their names in show business who won elections including, of course, Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. While Trump earned his money in real estate he was first was known in New York as a flamouyant rich playboy but then became nationally known for his TV show The Apprentice. Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California and after being mayor of Palm Springs Sonny Bono became a member of the US House. Al Franken became a senator. Law and Order actor Fred Thompson became a senator. Clint Eastwood was a mayour of Carmel, California. Jessie Ventura (a governor of Minnesota) was a professional wrestler though not a hoousehold name. Jerry Springer was elected to be a member of the Cincinnati City Council.

Unsuccessful candidates include Sex and the City's Cynthis Nixon ran for NY governr. "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken ran for US Congress as a Democrat in his home state of North Carolina in 2014. Going way back, Shirley Temple (Black) ran for Congres in 1967.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy was a comedian and is president of Ukraine.

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