Bar the door… it’s Domino’s!

Man, how many years has it been since I stopped ordering Domino’s pizza? At least as long as I have known that Domino’s founder, Tom Monaghan, was a major contributor to the right wing anti-choice groups that I would never contribute to myself. I’m guessing 10 years at least. But if I hadn’t I guarantee you that this story would put me off his pizza for life!

If Domino’s Pizza founder Thomas S. Monaghan has his way, a new town being built in Florida will be governed according to strict Roman Catholic principles, with no place to get an abortion, pornography or birth control.

I can hear the applause from the conservative commenters already, a strike has been delivered for the cultural conservatives… but how do they feel about THESE kind of restrictions to personal freedoms?

Homebuyers in Ave Maria will own their property outright. But Monaghan and Barron Collier will control all commercial real estate in the town, meaning they could insert provisions in leases to restrict the sale of certain items.

Restricting personal freedom of choice is one thing, but interfering with the holy right of commerce and property? Sacrilege! Doesn’t Tom know that poking his nose into other peoples sex lives, interfering with their reproductive choices, and limiting access to adult materials is fine but telling people what they can SELL or use their PROPERTY for… what kind of pinko commie IS he anyway?  wink

11 thoughts on “Bar the door… it’s Domino’s!

  1. …Domino’s founder, Tom Monaghan, was a major contributor to the right wing anti-choice groups…

    Shit! And I actually used to like Domino’s (a little on the greasy side, but sometimes you like that quality in your pizza).

    And “Ave Maria?” How creative can you get? rolleyes

  2. Good post, the people behind Domino’s are a bunch of evil bastards.

    Somehow the food at Domino’s finds a way to actually taste worse then the ilk at pizza hut.

    If I had to order a pizza to satisfy my pizza cravings I would probably throw 12 bucks away for one of papa john’s pizzas.

  3. Handmade for me, thank you very much.

    I have fond memories of seafood pizza served in Europe, though. And the Tandoori chicken pizza you could get delivered by motorcycle courier in London wasn’t half bad.

  4. Same here. it was either in Switzerland or Austria that I remember having what could best be described as a dessert pizza – with cottage cheese, peaches, I think some mint, and some other stuff. My creativeness when it comes to cooking pizza was forever inspired.

  5. Les:

    …but telling people what they can SELL or use their PROPERTY for… what kind of pinko commie IS he anyway?

    My sentiments exactly.  What are ya trying to do Les?  Trying to tell Mr. Monaghan what he can sell or use his property for? Surely you jest?

    If the man wants to enhance property tax revenue for the county where he is building this new town, enhance property values by bringing in some God fearing Christians, and making an affirmative decision to lease to those people that he wants to lease to, surely I would’ve thought you would being saying—HELL YES, a man can do what he likes with his property. smile

  6. You’d think that wouldn’t ya? But I’m not Les…

    As far as I’m concerned let him do whatever crazy thing he want’s to do with his money. I just feel that anyone with a taste for pizza might want to know what THEIR money is going to support if they decide to buy Domino’s.

    Surely you don’t have a problem with how I or others decide to spend OUR money?

  7. Oops.  Sorry for mistake.

    And I have no problem how you choose to spend your money. Just pointing out the irony that’s all.

  8. I don’t like Domino’s pizza. I refuse to indirectly support Mr. Monaghan’s cause.

    What to do, what to do…

    I suppose moving to Ave Maria is right out.

  9. I hate Domino’s pizza.  In sixth grade the school fed that to the students every day for an entire semester.  Somehow Domino’s cut them a deal or something that made it cheaper to feed 800 students than with the usual slop.  I still can’t eat Domino’s pizza without wanting to puke.

    I wonder what Ave Maria’s zoning laws would be like?  I wish one stupid city in this country would have very unstrict zoning laws so you could drive into a neighborhood and see a pueblo style house next to a miniature castle.  I hate the lack of architectual creativity in the residential areas of this country.

  10. Honestly my only problem with Domino’s pizza is that it’s expensive compared to other, better pizza companies. As someone who, at a minimum, prefers at least three toppings on his pizza the fact that for years Domino’s thought a one topping pizza for $12 was a good deal pretty much made them a last resort for me. I did eat them regularly for lunch during my time as a Kinko’s Desktop Publishing Coordinator because they were two doors down from us and the store owner gave me discounts and had me try out new products for him, but in general they’re not high on my list.

    As for Tom’s planned town, on the one hand if he can build it and get people to live there under the draconian rules he’s laying down then I say more power to him, but pragmatically I think he’ll find that some of those rules won’t hold up should a lawsuit come about over them. With any luck, they’ll build a high wall to keep out the undesirables and accidentally misplace the key. One less problem to worry about.

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