The list of local businesses on the historic Dahlonega square that will be closed on September 14 has steadily increased as the impending rally approaches.
Some of the first businesses to announce closing on the 14th are, Spirits Tavern, Gustavo’s, and Knuckles Sandwich Shop. Spirits posted on their reason for closing on their Facebook page, which was later shared by Knuckles “Spirits Tavern will be closed on this day (Saturday, September 14). The safety of our employees and guests are our highest priority. The revenue lost is not worth acknowledging hate of any kind.”
Since then, several other businesses have taken to social media to announce their closing on 9.14, including Mayor Sam Norton’s business, the Picnic Cafe and Dessertery. According to Picnic Cafe’s Facebook page, “It’s not always about the dollar. Family values and a sense of community are what most businesses on the Square are about here in Dahlonega. We will close Saturday, September 14th and encourage others to be home with their family. We will reopen the day after these disruptive protests and counter-protests. We look forward to seeing you on Make-Up Monday (9/16/19).”
Crimson Moon told FYN that they will be closed during the day and open only to host the concert scheduled for Saturday night. Capers on the Square, Brad Walker Pottery, Paul Thomas Chocolates, The Dahlonega General Store, Jolie Day Spa, Walking Ghost Tours, and Studio Jewelers are amongst the businesses that will also be closed. The Dahlonega Farmer’s Market is also canceled for 9.14.
While many downtown businesses will be closed, there are some who will remain open, or open later Saturday evening. This includes The Fudge Factory and Outlaw Jerky will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, 19 Degrees North, Pueblos, Grapevines, Johnny B’s, Naturally Georgia, Giggle Monkey Toys, Shenanigan’s Irish Pub, and Bourbon Street Grille, (downstairs dining only) will all remain open.
Deb Rowe, owner of Shenanigan’s and Bourbon Street Grille, explained that they will remain open, but the upstairs dining area and balcony area of Bourbon Street will be closed. Patrons will still have the option to dine downstairs at Bourbon Street. Both businesses expressed support and appreciation not for the rally, but for the many law enforcement officers and emergency personnel who will be diligently working to keep everyone safe during the rally,
“Shenanigans and Bourbon Street will be open on Saturday 9/14, offering our employee discount of 30% to all emergency personnel. We are aware that many businesses are taking a different approach, and that’s just as understandable. We will stand in the confidence of our law enforcement to monitor and protect, as well as being steadfast with safety and security ourselves. In addition to our local emergency personnel, there are several hundreds of additional officers coming to serve our community and it is our hope that after a contained and uneventful demonstration, we will be able to serve them in appreciation of their service to us all.”
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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Residents of this picturesque little town (population 6,884) usually welcome visitors. But not so much Saturday. Better known for its hospitality and charming Christmas celebrations than politics – Dahlonega is bracing for what is billed as an “American Patriot Rally.” It’s a rally that many city officials fear could spark violence.
The original organizer is Chester Doles, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan who says the sole purpose is to “honor the President of the United States Donald J. Trump.” Doles said he had hoped to attract several hundred people to the rally when he filed the notice of intent in August.
“But when Atlanta Antifascists got wind of it, they began trying to intimidate people not to come so I withdrew,” he said. Shortly thereafter, another Trump supporter Dustin Penner filed the notice of intent for the same event.
Antifa — a radical group of anarchists, socialists and communists — and the Socialist Coalition of North Georgia (SCNG) have made it clear they plan to disrupt the rally. SCNG issued a press release calling on “antiracists and progressives of all stripes to come to Dahlonega Sept. 14.”
The rally is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m.
City and county officials have worked overtime, to prepare. Dahlonega City Council last week rushed through an ordinance that prohibits many items at the rally such as rocks, sticks, bottles, backpacks and umbrellas. The ordinance also prohibits drones except those that belong to law enforcement or government.
Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said the rally will be staged in two separate areas.
“The original organizers of the rally will be at the Welcome Center on one side of the Dahlonega Gold Museum,” he said. “Antifa will be on the other side of the museum, about 70-100 yards away. If you want to be involved in the protest you have to pick one location or the other and there will be check points to make sure we get you to your location.”
The two groups will be separated by a wall of gray steel barricades and an even stronger wall of 300 – 500 law enforcement officers whose purpose is to ensure the event is peaceful and that First Amendment free speech rights are protected.
Still there was an uneasiness in town Friday. Residents and business owners were not sure what to expect. Some businesses will close Saturday. Others like Shenanigans Irish Pub and Bourbon Street Grille will remain open.
Asked if he would be in town tomorrow, University of North Georgia senior business marketing major Dean Delliponti said, “Definitely not.” He said he wasn’t sure what to expect. “It’s a crazy world but I hope there won’t be any violence. I don’t know why they had to pick little Dahlonega, Georgia.”
UNG senior biology major Katlin Thompson said she plans to attend. “I have to work but after work, I’m probably going to stop in just to see what it’s all about.”
Asked if she would like the groups to stay away from Dahlonega, she said, “Honestly? No I think everybody has the right to voice their opinion on anything they believe in. I just hope it isn’t in a negative way. We don’t need negative stigma for such a small town.”
As he often does, Jarrard asked for prayers for the city. “I hope when it’s over I can say I’m thankful that it’s over, thankful no one was injured, there was no loss of property and no one got assaulted. Hopefully we can go back to a routine life. Everybody has got a right to voice their opinion but that doesn’t mean it has to come with fear or hatred or destruction of property.”
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Let’s face it, the Lefts anguished squalls of “White Supremacy” are just that, anguished squalls, like that legendary “storm in a tea cup” Shakespeare told us about, “full of sound and fury all signifying nothing.” Except for the several attacks by immigrant Muslims who have murdered Americans in the past two decades, and a few disaffected black males, all the other major mass shooting offenders, but one, have been young while males, products of Liberal or Progressive home and school backgrounds. The one exception was the El Paso Walmart shooter.
We must recognize the Democrats screed for exactly what it is, complete nonsense mouthed by media and the unlearned young products of Americas socialist education systems who gather together as mobs in front of homes of politicians they do not like, wishing the worst atrocities, upon them, including death. Deep in their Id, they know they are losers, envious of success. They can’t define it but they know it when they see it. White supremacy, has become a substitute for the word “racist,” a term that has lost its sting by overuse among people who know the issues and understand the politics of dysfunctional envy.
Whenever a Democrat politician who hates Trump sneeringly calls the President a “white supremacist” who hates, this, that, and the other person, place or thing, they are calling you and me white supremacists and haters as well. I’m growing so weary of constantly waiting to defend myself from some socialist geared nimrod whose historical concepts match those of a monkey who has only recently learned to peel bananas with its hands. And, anyway, so far I’ve not really seen anything culturally I would want to replace what the white races have brought here that has made America great.
As the dysfunctional personalities of envy they have become, the Democrats are the best teachers. They must be because they’re not doing any legislating; their whole focus directed to thwarting President Trumps administration. It’s the old Them vs Us theme, their goal: to demonize the white race, make us the villains so we can be hated.
The ‘white privilege, white supremacy” attacks are not only about race envy but constitute a denial of the culture of success. Their screeds by the new class of political wannabe’s (i.e.: the AOC’s), from cultures other that Caucasian Europeans, have been taught to believe that it’s okay to be mediocre in life because government will take care of them, and surely, haven’t they had enough of the social and economic philosophies of old dead white Europeans? Perhaps, they are told, wouldn’t it be better if America, meaning the whites, could survive under the new dynamic cultures of goat herds, throat slitters and wife beaters?
Having said all that, I must hasten to add that there are indeed whole groups of real white supremacists within our midst, still clinging to the political philosophy of Mein Kampf. They are truly evil, low class, culturally deprived moron’s who deserve the approbation they get as true neo-Nazi haters. The same applies to the KKK and Antifa, that Portland, Oregon group of hooded and masked fascists who violently confront people on the street. Now, we also seeing imitator groups, emulating the Portland crowd, showing up at other functions.
Why am I now sounding an alarm of caution? Because the Left, is becoming unglued; the minions who have been trained in our Socialist educational system are becoming impatient, and we’re just standing by watching it happen. We do not need to be afraid to take a stand against hatred and we don’t need the Left to define who we are. “We cannot let them win.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ’em!
With each mass shooting perpetrated in our society upon wholly innocent men, women and children, the Marxist Democrat propaganda arm, feigning faux outrage, immediately points the bony finger of blame at Donald Trump. Why? Because they have nothing left in their quiver and he has them beat in the public arena with the truth and logic.
Americans are becoming inured to the shock that is now the too frequent indiscriminate murders in public places of American citizens. The loony reactions of the media to these bloody events is convincing Americans that they cannot be trusted because we now know they lie, obfuscate, hide the truth, report out of context the truths, and are in fact, the most complicit agency in leading Americas Descent into Darkness. Why does the media not care about the mass daily killings in Chicago, Baltimore and other Liberal American cities or the murders of babies in the daily gross lots? Just asking!
It’s a last act of desperation for an industry that openly took sides in the political war that will decide Americas future, and tried to hide it. They are leading our descent into a life that will be one of misery and despair, a la Venezuela and Cuba, while attacking Trump who is polishing up the “Shining City on the Hill” image of Ronald Reagan.
The media has lost, like the FBI has, the trust of the American people. We’re not as stupid out here as they believe we are. For decades we’ve passively watched as the nice, pleasant sounding, siren voice of Socialism’s doctrine of “fairness and multiculturalism,” crept into our daily lives, then morph into screeds of white privilege, reparations, wealth redistribution and white shame, and slowly supplant our original values of independence, self-reliance, property ownership and individual achievement, the beginning of our descent into darkness. Happily, Americans are waking up but, that could portend more violence.
Trump “tweets” the truth and they can’t abide it. They have no retort except to scream louder, try to identify every supporter of President Trump as demonic white supremacists, tea party black folks hating, far right wing radical racist, even before the facts of events are ever revealed. If not, they’re simply made up. “Never let a good tragedy go to waste.” The word “racist” has lost its sting so watch as ‘white supremacists’ replaces ‘racists’ in daily print.
In the El Paso murders, I agree. It was a Hispanic hating young white youth who surrendered to police instead of dying by his own hand or confronting the police in a futile shootout. This man was a coward. The Dayton murderer on the other hand, was demonstrably an evil, demonic person who expressly believed in the socialist ideals of Bernie Sanders and the Squaw woman, Elizabeth Warren. Yet no one blames those two politicians for the murders. Indeed, when his political affiliation was discovered his whole background story was just dropped from the front page of the Democrats propaganda arms. Another blow to fairness.
The Left’s media propaganda machine, always seems to be a step ahead of the dimwitted Democrats in pursuing the lies of “white supremacy,” the new code word for “racism.” All the Democrat presidential candidate especially the spavined Joe Biden, are trying very hard to brand President Trump, and by inference, the rest of us, as far-right wing, lunatic fringe “racists” that should be attacked and openly killed. The Black Lives Matters nimrod, screaming out her hate toward Mitch McConnell’s home, calling for him to be stabbed in the heart, makes my case. The Antifa’s who show up at street protests hooded and masked have done just that.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
I believe I recently wrote that somewhere, sometime, some good citizen, weary to death of being assailed by the hooded antifa nut cases on the streets of their city, will shoot one of ‘em to death. I didn’t think that would happen a day or so later but, I knew it was bound happen.
The difference here is that the poor bugger who was shot to death was done so because he was engaged in an armed assault on an ICE facility in Tacoma, Wa. He was in his black uniform, possessed a rifle and according to news sources, was throwing explosive devices toward the ICE facility. And, it was further reported, he attempted to rig a propane tank to explode, the shrapnel of which had the potential to cause injury or death to bystanders. That was an enemy soldier in the flesh, operating on our streets and it’s right he should be dead.
That this 69 year old nimrod possessed a rifle suggests he had it for another purpose and it wasn’t for rabbit hunting. The caliber wasn’t given but a .22 would qualify if used as a sniper weapon, for deadly return fire. In any event, this represents an escalation of the power pyramid in the minds of the radical communists who call themselves anti-fascists.
Like the Nazis did with Horst Wessel this lot will attempt to make a martyr of him and use his ‘bravery’ as an example for all to emulate. One wonders if he wrote a song. His remains are now in law enforcement’s hands. He should be cremated and his ashes pitched out of a speeding airplane over a landfill or a sewer treatment plant.
I think, like the peyote using Indians doing their Ghost Dance a hundred years ago, that this lot believe they have enough support behind them to occupy the streets and start killing policemen. That’s their chosen path into anarchy. The Antifa’s are anarchists and should be dealt with accordingly. But, we don’t talk about it. Why is that?
This never came up in Trump’s “Made in America” press conference. Why? The radical left wing media wasn’t interested in anarchy on our streets. They were intent on asking questions about the supposed bad treatment we shower on the invaders at our southern border; the separating of poor little children from their coyotes, uh, loving parents, the stench and hunger of the masses of people being detained in the border concentration camps and Trumps suggestion that the three female Muslim and one Marxist Puerto Rican Congresspersons, should go back to their own countries. Is he wrong? John Kasich thinks so.
Has it started? Yes, it has. Has what started? The downfall of the Democrat party. It has turned to radical left-wing Marxism. Pelosi knows it. She might appear stupid but she knows what’s coming. She sees the trap Donald Trump has baited for her party’s far left nimrods. She can’t stop the four blind mice from reaching for the bait. The question has been asked: Why does the mouse trap work? Because the mice don’t understand why the cheese is free!
There are several important things to not lose sight of. First and most importantly, Hillary Clinton and her corrupt FBI and DoJ crony’s are still free. Second, The Democrats are still after our guns because they know they’ll never succeed as long as Americans remain armed and third, Jeffery Epstein is not the news, he’s simply another pedophile, a rich one, headed for a long prison term. The only question is, will he take Bill Clinton with him? Trumps successes as a politician speaks for itself. It now becomes our duty to protect him and help him make America Great Again.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
In BKP’s opening monologue today he discussed the following issues:
Do you have a Risk Assessment for your church?
26 killed at a First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday. Why is the media is not talking about the shooter? Maybe he was an atheist connected to the leftist Antifa movement who supported Democratic candidates. Instead they are discussing mental illness, saying Republicans caused this and we must do something about semi-automatic weapons/gun legislation. America don’t be fooled… They are coming for your guns!!!
In Donna Brazile’s new book “Hacks,” she discusses security fears as the DNC Chair. What was she in fear of? Why did she even mention Seth Rich in her book? Could Brazile’s new book begin to connect the dots between Imran Awan, former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Seth Rich. Is Hillary Clinton finally going to be exposed!?!
The real reason the Trump campaign hired Paul Manafort – Does anyone remember the Republican brokered convention of 1976 between Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford?