Dec 27, 2008

angry rant: tom lykis

before today I had no idea who
tom lykis was … he has a radio talk show on 97.1 fm in the la. area.
So I heard part of his show today..

Anyway who the fuck listens to talk radio
middle aged men?
str8 men?
sexually frustrated men?
cab drivers?
blue collar working men?

All of the above

and apparently me…

not by choice… I’m working at a large mall and for the holiday season, the mall has all of the employees from every store at the mall park their cars about 3 miles away and we have shuttles that pick us up and drop us off… so lame..

so when i got off work today at 2pm i got in the shuttle and the driver is listening to talk radio… ( tom lykis)
and what are they talking about?
okay, cool…
the focus was on the boycotting of the restaurant “el coyote” in la.
if you don’t know what I am talking about goggle it , or stop reading..

Or here’s the gist :
The restaurant “el coyote” owner’s daughter marjorie christoffersen, who was the restaurant manager donated $100.00 to the YES on prop 8 campaign
word got out… and people have been protesting and boycotting the restaurant
she has stepped down from her position because of it.

So this tom lykis guy is telling the story… you can tell his stance on the issue right away it is very one sided and he goes on to say, but I was against prop 8,
just to make himself “ less bias” .. I think
so he starts taking calls, and all the calls he takes all agree with him… what a surprise!
these guys are calling the gay community childish
saying we are bullies for picking on a small business
most of them also saying that they were against prop 8, but now are for it…
isn’t that childish?

so while i am sitting in this shuttle i am heated, and about to brust … smoke is practically coming out of my ears… i so want to yell back, sooo bad!… grrrrrr, but I am in a shuttle with about 7 other mall employees so I kept it in.. while listing to all this bullshit…
so we arrive at our destination... as I walk out, i don’t know why but i looked at the radio station…so i get in my car, and what do I do?
i start continue to listen to it… but this time I could yell back!

i listen for another 15 minutes while driving home and the douchebag goes on to say he knows the owners and they are great people and they don’t deserve this… that we are picking on the wrong people.. that gay people who “might ” work there “could” be affected…

so i got home, goggled his ass… got his toll free # wanting to be a caller who did not agree with him… didn’t happen line was busy probably with more douchbags…

so here’s my point of view:
when you have a business, or you are a high ranking person in a business… whether it be big or small… you should think about the consequences before you make big decisions especially, when you are donating money to a proposition that will remove the rights of a group of people…a group of people who eat at your establishment!
you might say it was only $100.00, but where did that money come from???

you don’t bite the hand that feeds you, bitch!
they do have a right to boycott your ass, i know you are not the owner… your parents are but you are still a representative of the establishment


Buck said...

Yes, I always love how when someone boycotts a business that engages in homophobic behavior or racism these folks start bellyaching and whining about how it isn't fair. Yet, they do it all the time. If they don't like a company because they don't say "Merry Christmas" they yell boycott. They boycott Disney because they offer same sex partner benefits, they boycott sodas because of fake internet rumors, they protest movies because they might have gay themes... on and on it goes. But when they do it they call it "Freedom of Speech" and their "God Given Right" but when someone does it to them they're being childish or "discriminatory."

It's called a Double Standard and their world view is predicated on keeping all standards double.

angry faggot. said...

so true's such double standard
thanks for commenting :)

Miss Fruitfly said...

1. Tom Lykis is a radio show for stupid straight men. The kind that are broke with bad credit after falling in love with a stripper. Give him another shot. I hate him too but sometimes I just need something to yell at.

2. The waitress/owner paid $100 to ruin her family's business.