New Hampshire Restaurant Bans Politicians

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (CBS) – New Hampshire is flooded this week with politicians, their campaign staffs and the media that’s following them.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

It’s as if they’ve taken over the state until the Jan. 10 presidential primary.

But they’re no longer welcome in one restaurant.

Colby’s Breakfast & Lunch in Portsmouth is so sick of White House “wannabes” they’ve put up a sign out front that reads “No Politicians, No Exceptions.”

“We had some disturbances with politicians coming in and tying up the dining room, slowing down and spreading their agenda and just interrupting our clienteles’ breakfast and disrupting the atmosphere,” a waiter named Andrew told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

“This has happened 5 or 6 times since the summer and we’re kinda fed up with it.”

The ban apparently extends to the media too.

The cook asked this reporter not to talk to customers Thursday.

You can follow Carl on Twitter at @carlwbz.

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  • Barbara Walters Felton

    I think it’s quite funny! Seriously, if the politicians are getting in the way of other customers to the point of dissatisfaction with the restaurant, then they should not take up space and time there.

    • Barry AKA Bama

      One day soon this will be the norm, all shops will display signs like this.

    • krp

      Well, in this county, sheriffs are elected positions. so every sheriff is a politician. What if the place is robbed? Would they not allow the sherriff to investigate?

      The whole thing is, what is the definition of a politician? How can someone ban a politician?

      • blackbear1

        krp, county sheriffs are jail guards, not cops. The don’t investigate crime. That would be the local town or city Police; not elected.

    • Ghostsouls

      Oh gimme a damn break…if obama pulled up they would be getting a tingling sensation up their legs and falling all over themselves to get him inside and fawn all over him. Who the hell would want to eat in a liberal restaurant…boycott!! Patronize all the other restaurants and let them go out of business.

      • Jake Allen

        The funny part is that they said they would allow Obama in because he’s not a politician but the President. Oh ya and they let WMUR in to inteview customers. its all a bunch of crap.

    • al

      there’s a lot of them taking up space in congress also….

      • windygeo

        Way to go guys. Nothing like trying to put up with some jacksss while your are having a nice breakfast.

      • Midge Martin

        Politicians are degenerates that are paid with your wealth, extracted through taxation with the threat of deadly force if you don’t pay their inflated, undeserved salaries. They are a gang with a flag and paperwork.

    • BOB

      If you do not want them coming to your state, then don’t mandate your state being the 2nd Primary in a National Election. You wanted them to come, and I am sure you are not whining about the large influx of money to your community. So suck it up or change it. And if you are not following Politics at this junction, what the hell is the matter with you , the country is going down the toilet at the speed of sound. But keep complaining that the Republic requires to much work and see what happens. THIS COUNTRY IS NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF SPOILED BRATS, WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO OUR INDEPENDANT SPIRIT.

      • Kristen

        Hi Bob. I live in a neighboring town. I agree with you and I am embarrassed that this could happen. They should be honored. And, I wonder if they were liberal candidates coming whether this would be such a problem for them?

      • COsteve

        Yes. This restaurant is the entire state. Well figured.

      • fartblaster

        bos is a sissy obama worshiper who probably thinks hes got underground info from glen beck

      • OBAMA FAILED E-VERIFY... google it!

        The BIGGEST POLITICAL CRIME in history, was pulled off in 2008. And thanks to the Wimp GOP and OMG (Obama Media Group) nobody is being held accountable –

        Auntie Obama = ILLEGAL
        Uncle Obama = ILLEGAL
        Nephew Barry = ILLEGAL
        The Kenyan Trifecta!!

      • Sick of Traitor Liberals

        Smitty77 drooled, “I thought the Pentagon and CIA set the spending policies!”.

        Oh, you mean like the budget that came out today, where they (Pentagon) hacked away 100k soldiers, and that’s just for starters?

        God, I LOVE azzklowns!

      • smitty77

        What independent spirit you be talking about? I thought the Pentagon and CIA set the spending policies!

  • Paul Dion

    Good. I think that’s great. I think restaurants, Pizza halls, shopping malls should have a designated roped off area for politicians. If the general public wants to listen and take part with whatever the pol is trying to do then lets keep it separate from those who do not want to be bothered. Like a petting zoo…

    • S Zero

      Hhahaah, OMG that is funny. Glad to see some place take a stand on what they believe in.
      Its funny, but sad because people know most of their plans are nothing that will turn this country around.


      • proudnot2bliberal

        Time to grow up Obama -Biden 2012! BUT THE YOU ARE A LIEberal FACTS & TRUTH are your worst enemy. Just like your marxist friends you can go report us BUT freedom will prevail against you LIEberal tyrants.

      • Christian B

        All the plans are better then the no plan from obama it seems you have not even taken the time o check on the plans typical democrat

      • LOL OMG

        LOL @ attackwatch. Hilarious. Did you stomp your feet with that crying too? 4 more years???? NO THANK YOU. You’ve killed our country ENOUGH and we don’t want your change (both figuratively and literally)

      • google OBAMA FAILED E-VERIFY

        @ proudnot2bliberal
        Are you even smart enough to read what is on that website, BEFORE commenting?



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        @ COLBY’S…

        I just reported you to

      • Unkle Obama

        I reported your mama to the Vice Squad…

        She be hangin’ on da corner wid Moochelle….

        Turnin’ tricks fo makin anuther run to Wakiki!

    • JMWinPR

      Dear Mr. Dion:
      It is people such as yourself that has moved this once great nation to its current state. Not caring allows those who do care to set the agenda, with devastating results. Not caring, not setting aside your shopping sprees, and look what we get. You, who are too lazy to find out what is going on and how best to right the course are the cause of our nations woes. It is not the politicians who are to blame, but the ignoramuses who continue to re-elect them to office.

    • Pablokoh

      I love the people of New Hampshire. This and the big orange badges of shame all lobbyists are required to wear in the Statehouse just prove the spirit of LIVE FREE OR DIE still lives on. Love the petting zoo idea.

  • Ellen

    Wonderful news. Like what this restaurant is doing. More should follow suite.

    • VDawg

      I’m eating ONLY here !! NO MORE B.O.

      • Wanderer

        I’ll bet this wouldn’t appy to B.O. the big BS’er

  • nuisance

    Someone needs to put that sign up at the Washington D.C.’s border.

    • Christopher Casey

      You beat me to it LOL

      • John

        TW15T3D32 on October 24, 2011 I have been doing this and it does work If anyone would like a link to a legit site that does these freofs Pm me.

  • Christopher Casey

    We need a sign like this at all entrances to Washington DC.

    • trifith

      Exits. Keep them in there

  • satch

    Ah,a ray of sunshine in this whole Political process.

  • Out of the Frey

    @Paul Dion

    How about a cage over at tank of water. 3 balls for a quarter. Bet you’d keep it going 24 hours a day. I detest pols.

  • nena

    Hmm sounds like socialists to me.

    • matt

      Then you don’t know what a socialists is….

    • Paul Dion

      Nah. Just normal people going about their daily routines.

    • Barry A Kenyan

      Wow……….. You are a moron! Its FREE business that can do what ever the hell they want to do! Odds are they hate both parties………….. Good for them.

      • Krazy Bill

        Let’s see you free that business is if they ban the NAACP

      • cooganalaska

        Wrong… its illegal for them to say, “no ‘racial class’ allowed.” Why is it legal to say no political class allowed? A true reading of the constitution would show that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is illegal in that it dictates who a citizen may allow in his private business establishment.

    • Stephen

      Socialists? Socialists don’t believe in private property rights, which are exactly what the owners are exerting in banning people from their property. Moron,

      • Krazy Bill

        Hey Stephen, the article quoted Andrew the waiter saying that ” we are tired of the White House wannabe’s”. Since the Dems are not interested in running anyone other than Obummer, the ban mustb de directed at only Republicans. The article says politicians but the employees clearly single out the Republicans. Now who’s the moron, jacka$$.

  • The Clintidote

    Politicians are people who could only get government jobs.

    Such people are useless to businesses. Toss them aside.

  • Leftist Stooge

    The restaurant owner is obviously a racist and does not want to serve Obama a meal simply because he is black.

    • Paul Dion

      Wow! A real throwback. You would have been great in Selma.

      • Sick of Traitor Liberals

        Better yet, I think “Leftist Stooge” misspelled his blog handle:

        I think he meant to say “Leftist Stool”.


    • Justin Case

      I’ll apologize for my fellow bloggers who can’t detect sarcasm

      • Justin Case

        “Sarcasm is detected in tone of voice or body language.
        It does not translate to print.
        It is common practice to use ‘\sarcasm’ or some such indication that your typewritten words are meant to be sarcastic.
        You’re welcome.”
        You can also try using your brain. You’re welcome

      • Julie the Jarhead

        Sarcasm is detected in tone of voice or body language.

        It does not translate to print.

        It is common practice to use ‘\sarcasm’ or some such indication that your typewritten words are meant to be sarcastic.

        You’re welcome.



      • letitsnow1

        BILL, you got to yell louder at these fools of obuma!

      • Alice Ramirez

        “OBAMA OR AMERICA YOU CAN’T HAVE BOTH !!! ” Great slogan. I think I’ll design and print out a bumper sticker with that. Even more to the point than the great classic, a bumper sticker with the image of Obama and the phrase “Does this ass make my truck look fat?”

      • petem

        Oh right you have that nonsense right wing radio and Faux news on ALL DAY. Since they only yell you have learned like a good little ditto head that’s how to play…

    • matt

      ?? You are a fool! OB isn’t even there.

    • micmin

      Stooge, your name says it all. You can’t think of a really post, so you do what all the leftists do. Play the fake race card. Very intelligent fool…

  • KevinVA

    I love it. Kudos to the owner & his/her staff.

  • Chris

    Good. Now we know which restaurant to avoid. Totally un-American

    • Dave

      Huh?!? How s that un-American exactly?

    • matt

      Good – more seats for the REAL Americans

    • Bert

      Can someone define Un-American to me???? Illegal, in bad taste, etc. describe a number of things. Un-American says nothing to me. And this comes from a Conservative.

      • Justin Case

        I’m with Spock on this one.

      • Spock

        UnAmerican – Someone that votes for Obama, Pelosi, Reid and other Socialists

    • Barry A Kenyan

      It is completely AMERICAN! Who wants these ass hats in there! Both partys suck! Time for a someone who actually stand for the people.

    • ChiefWillie

      Totally American you idiot !!!



    • mac

      really? WTF ever happened to freedon of choice and speech! AH
      It is there place of business and they have a RIGHT to protect their customers!
      As much as these wishy washy politicians have a right to traverse the country spewing their fitrol and views (except Dr. RP who is consistent in his beliefs!)

  • Christine Murphy

    It’s not socialism, it’s a privately owned business. And as such, they have the right to refuse to serve anyone who disturbs other customers. If I walked into a restaurant with an entourage and stared bugging people who were trying to enjoy a meal in peace, I’d be asked to leave, and rightfully so. So why should politicians get special treatment?

    • Htos1

      Democrats believe thery are special for throwing food over the cages of their “pets”.

    • LarryC

      Well said. I totally agree.

    • california libertarian girl

      unless you live in caliifornia. business owners have no rights there.

      • L.A. Republican girl

        I live in CA and I can absolutely say that as a business owner I have the RIGHT to refuse service to ANYONE .that includes politicians…..ANYONE
        Colby’s did the right thing watching out for their regular patrons, these politicians are just dust in the wind

  • Fred W

    The most civilized thing I’ve seen in a while.

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  • DManzi

    The restaurants is owned by flaming liberals. You can bet if the Obamas were in town, the cook would be whipping up special batches of Michelle’s favorite French fries.

    • letitsnow1

      and that is for sure!

    • weeone

      Butter Poached!

  • Doug Rose

    Watch it now………..or Obumbler will use “Executive Power” and Close the Place Down ! LOL

    • Paul Dion

      Maybe the sign should read:

      All socialists, liberals, unamericans, blacks and any mixture thereof, conservatives and anyone who is getting tired of this entire circus,


      All others go to the pizza barn across the street

      • Barry A Kenyan


    • jsquyres

      Well said.

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  • ducinal

    Funny but the last time I checked I believe Restuarants were public accomodations and required to serve anyone who wasn’t disruptive or boorish unless it was discriminatory.

    Apparently this place is a tiny dump and noted for its rudeness to clientele I will also speculate that they are on the Left.
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    • momsofwowdotcom

      because stupid politicians make dumb rules like this. most of the people probably weren’t even buying anything so they do have the right to BOOT them out.

  • True Observer

    Nobody gets it.

    This is just another marketing ploy.

  • The Cryptojournalist

    Good, ban the crooks

  • Poppy Buck

    Gee, I wonder if the same ban was in effect in 2008 when “his holiness” was campaigning in NH??? Just asking

    • letitsnow1

      come on, now you know that is a big, NO!

  • Warbo

    “The ban extends to the media too”. But, of course, good ol’ Carl ignores that and barges right on in. I would throw his butt out too before he could ask any questions.

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