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Apr 21 2013

I have a sudden craving to visit Grandad’s Bar

It was the scene of an unpleasant event recently — a patron shouting anti-gay slurs at another patron. So Grandad’s Bar in Oklahoma City put up a sign.

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Come on, OKC. We’re all in this together. Gay, straight, black, white, plumber, politician, whatever…let’s just all have a drink and be cool. Deal?

Maybe next time we’re in Oklahoma City we ought to meet there. It sounds like we’d all get along.

They’re also recommended highly on Yelp.

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  1. 1
    carbonbasedlifeform

    Sir, I raise my glass in salute to you.

  2. 2
    Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    Do you think he’s really serious about tolerating lawyers?

  3. 3
    rorschach

    Do you think he’s really serious about tolerating lawyers?

    Surely he’d draw the line at politicians?

    Nah, seriously, I like this a lot, good on the guy. Just afraid it may hurt his bottom line to actually go through with it. It’s like atheist conventions deciding to only let in those who consider women to be people.

  4. 4
    Cris Waller

    And they also proudly proclaim that they are 100% smoke-free. Sounds like a great place! I’m a bit far from Oklahoma to pay them a visit, but I wish them well.

  5. 5
    shouldbeworking

    I bet they would even welcome tea totallers! As long as they don’t eat all the bar snacks of course.

  6. 6
    Chuck

    Oh so, you don’t tolerate intolerant people! How intolerant of you!

  7. 7
    DLC

    Hm. . .wonder if the house brand whiskey is old grandad. . .
    Sounds like a good place to have a drink.

  8. 8
    ChasCPeterson

    Bricktown, I presume?
    [clicks linkz]
    no?! wow. there’s now 2 places worth going in OKC.

  9. 9
    ChasCPeterson

    Sounds like a good place to have a drink.

    Probably depends: what’s your tolerance for country music?

  10. 10
    michaelpowers

    There are times when I’m not always able to please a customer. Like being out of stock of something they want. But I’ve found that if I take the time to try and solve a problem, or suggest an alternative, they generally leave happy. As long as you give a damn, people are pretty cool.

  11. 11
    Ray, rude-ass yankee (Whimsy, I has it)

    Looks like it’s about 30 min from the training center I get sent out to every once in a while, might be worth checking out next time I’m out there.

  12. 12
    magistramarla

    While I was reading the letter, the country song that my daughter loves was going through my head – “I love this bar”.

  13. 13
    PatrickG

    @ CripDyke:

    Do you think he’s really serious about tolerating lawyers?

    On behalf of my partner, I say SHAME! Lawyerism!

    @ magistramarila:

    Toby Keith wouldn’t be caught dead in that bar. He’s fine with “lookers and hookers”, vets, and so forth, but this message of tolerance might alienate his audience.

  14. 14
    sethmassine

    I love that. I live in Wyoming and open-mindedness is about as common as intelligence…

  15. 15
    Rey Fox

    Do you think he’s really serious about tolerating lawyers?

    There is a bar in Boise that used to be famous for its “No Lawyers” sign. Now it’s famous because it incorporated the “No Lawyers” sign into the name of the bar itself.

  16. 16
    Amblebury

    Very cool.
    -
    But I draw the line at Budweiser.

  17. 17
    Alexandra (née Audley)

    Probably depends: what’s your tolerance for country music?

    Well crap.

    I like how several of the Yelp! reviews mentioned that they will hang a pic of your granddad if you bring one in. Kind of weird, kind of cute.

  18. 18
    Thumper: Who Presents Boxes Which Are Not Opened

    “Radical Hospitality” lol :) I like this Greg Seal guy. Shame I’m not a USian, I’d be straight there.

  19. 19
    Usernames are smart

    Just afraid it may hurt his bottom line to actually go through with it.rorschach #3

    Sigh, not THIS old chestnut. The imaginary consequence of a negative economic impact of Doing The Right Thing™ has been used by crybabies bemoaning lunch counter racial integration in the 60s, bar/restaurant anti-smoking ordinances in the 00s, and skeptic convention anti-harassment/douchebagerry policies in the 10s.

    Each time, the opposite effect has occurred as the formerly-marginalized groups started showing up and spending money.

    Your feeling (like all feelings) is legit; the reason behind it is somethig else altogether:
    False
    Evidence
    Appearing
    Real

  20. 20
    sc_731d3fae58a47d209f162f4c1f2fc2cb

    Wow! Just after reading about Donald Trump spewing his hate to the world along comes a real man like Greg Seal to restore my faith in humanity. ~wjs

  21. 21
    Tony

    (Cool… I shared a neat news item with PZ and he shared it! …. sorry, just a little hero-worship.)

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