Sunday, March 11, 2018
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY COFFEE KINGPIN DANNY O'NEILL SUFFERS SOCIAL MEDIA SMACKDOWN AFTER BADMOUTHING FAIRWAY POLICE FOLLOWING TICKET FOR EXPIRED TAGS!!!
In the aftermath of metro-wide mourning following the tragic death of a Missouri police officer killed in the line of duty, a Kansas City power player took to the Internets to denigrate police following a routine traffic stop.
To wit and with SPECIAL THANKS to readers who tipped us to this story before any other local media outlet . . .
ROASTERIE HONCHO DANNY O'NEIL RECENTLY POSTED SCATHING ATTACKS AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT FOLLOWING HIS TICKET FOR ADMITTEDLY EXPIRED TAGS!!!
Take a look . . .
In a post on Instagram, O'Neill wrote (emojis removed):
"Citizens of Fairway!!! Know that you are safe...even safer today after this violation. Officer Barney Fife dutifully chased us through traffic...it was a pretty, sunny day; we saw him weaving in and out of traffic, lights blazing, and were wondering what criminals they were after. Well, surprise of all surprises...Barney was chasing US! Lights and guns a-blazing...we had an expired tag! Who knew? But wowza was he prepared! $133! At several dinner parties over the years the Fairway police have come up...similar circumstances...Cat in tree, expired plates, license plate light out...and of course total laughter at the overreaction of the Barnie’s. We have a lot of friends in Fairway and just want to let each of you know, you are safer as a result of forcing this Brookside deadbeat in to get an updated tag. I was crazy...I should have been locked up and the key thrown away! Not sure he could have towed the Tesla but ka-ching...I’ll bet he would have figured it out$! "
For those who are too young to remember, Barney Fife is a fictional character in the American television program The Andy Griffith Show, portrayed by comic actor Don Knotts. Fife was often the butt of many jokes and is pejoratively used as a derogatory reference to some members of law enforcement.
Here's the screencap of Mr. O'Neil's remarks . . .
Immediate response . . .
After Blue Lives Matter contacted a Roasterie spokesperson about O'Neill's post, he deleted the post from social media.
O'Neill now says that he has accepted responsibility for his violation and expressed his regret for making the post.
However . . .
The response from law enforcement and #BlueLivesMatter advocates ACROSS THE NATION has been EXCEPTIONALLY NEGATIVE AND UNFORGIVING . . .
A few examples from his recent post showing him hugging on police. . .
"Entitled and ridiculous is what you are. We will never spend our money in your establishment. Since when don’t rich douche bags have to abide by the law... maybe you should have the balls to do a ride a long???"
"Screw your company and you. Police bashing POS. Take responsibility for your shit. 3 months expired plates and you wanna run off and start calling an officer names and bashing others as well. Nice attempt at a shitty insincere apology."
"Congrats on losing thousands of customers for your police bashing you entitled little cry baby. Will never spend another cent on a Roasterie product again!"
Clearly, this is a horrific mistake for such a widely renowned advocate of Kansas City local biz and tech.
Even worse, this controversy puts him at a disadvantage now that a Starbucks is soon to move across the street from the signature Roasterie location in Brookside.
Accordingly . . .
Remember not so long ago TKC warned that the Roasterie was kind of jerky for blighting KCMO Westside residents with a stupid plane and shining bright lights directly on working-class houses in a really inconsiderate move that would evoke outrage in any other neighborhood . . . Fact of life: If somebody is willing to trash neighbors in such a manner . . . That kind of arrogance rarely offers police the respect they deserve.
But it's Sunday so we're not holding a grudge . . .
TKC SUGGESTS THAT MR. O'NEILL WRITE A REAL APOLOGY TO POLICE FOR HIS SOCIAL MEDIA HATERATION!!! THE MOVE WOULD REQUIRE THE COFFEE DUDE TO SWALLOW SOME PRIDE WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SITUATION DEMANDS!!!
So far his superficial effort to spin and deflect from the controversy has obviously FAILED and a real act of contrition might be what the situation demands if the Kansas City power player is serious about making amends to police.
You decide . . .