Nonmacher's Bar-B-Q Stands by Its "Hang an Iranian" Display

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It's funny!!!!
You know what's funny? A picture of an Iranian being hanged by a guy wearing a T-shirt that says "Iranians Suck," captioned "Let's play cowboys and Iranians."

It's funny, at least, to John Nonmacher, owner of Nonmacher's Bar-B-Q in Katy. He's had it up for years, but now it's getting publicity because someone took a picture of it and posted it on Facebook, KHOU reports.


Nonmacher says the poster went up when the Iranians took Americans hostage in the Carter administration, and apparently its hilarious staying power has caused it to remain up ever since.

Nonmacher said no one complained until someone recently blasted it on the social media site.

"This is just a smear campaign. All they want is to get the sign down and I don't want to take it down," said Nonmacher.

"This is just a smear campaign"? Okaaaay.

Here's the KHOU story:




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127 comments
Tuhdaze
Tuhdaze

 I totally support you guys! You are all American! The Iranians are a bunch of scumbag thugs and murderers who treat their women worse then dogs. They HATE the USA and all Americans. I only wish EVERY Bar B Q place would display your poster. If you folks love Iran so much...try taking one step into that country and you will not live long enough to regret it. For you young kids, they kidnapped over 50 Americans and held them hostage for almost 2 years. Abused them viciously. Nothing has changed, it has worsened. If you love and support Iran, Then leave my County and declare Iranian citizenship. They are very lucky we did not invade there country because of this act, but don't worry you Iranian loving non-Americans, we will be at war with them very soon....

H_e_x
H_e_x

I can see that the owner has taken the word of Jesus to heart. Especially about loving other people. I wouldn't expect any less from Katy.

Francine Anderson
Francine Anderson

maybe the dude's bragging that their BBQ consists of Iranian human flesh?

Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!!!

Francine Anderson
Francine Anderson

I heard there was a life-sized portrait of a Nazi officer in a German grocery store in Bedford, too. I guess it could be construed as exercising your First Amendment rights, but geez....

You wouldn't call your boss's wife a whore and you wouldn't call a police officer a pig, so there  IS such a good thing as using common sense.

Edward
Edward

HANG IN THERE DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   IT IS TIME WE AMERICANS STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS AND QUIT LISTENING TO THIS P.C. BULL SHIT...............IF ACHMED DOESN'T LIKE THE POSTER, HE CAN LIVE IN AMERICA AND EAT SOMEWHRE ELSE..............THIS ISN'T THE MIDDLE EAST THIS IS AMERICA.

E. D. ROACHUSN (RETIRED)

fuck off
fuck off

To be honest everytime I tried to go there for BBQ it was closed back in the 80's. Now I do like to go out to Bryants Ice House, and take some of the toothless rubes old ladies out back and bend them over the picnic table and give the rubes something to clean up when I'm done withem

bibulb
bibulb

THIS JUST IN : PERSON IN KATY DEMONSTRATES HE'S AN ASSHOLE. 

ALSO BREAKING NEWS : WATER IS WET.

Katy
Katy

The sign should stay up.

I always think it's a positive thing when morons self-identify so publicly.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Good Food. If you don't like it don't go there... there are plenty of loyal customers.

Texagonian
Texagonian

It's free country. Even rude ignorant people get to the freedom to be jerks. This kind of behavior only alienates people of different races. The image in the picture is not ironic it's moronic. This man is the BBQ version of the Soup Nazi. He's rude to his customers and acts like he;s doing you a favor. I know good BBQ and this guys food is rude and surley just like him, I grew up in this area of Texas eating great BBQ at the Swingin Door in Richmond, TX, So just drive on over to Swingin Door and have great food from friendly people. BOYCOTT RUDE PEOPLE! BOYCOTT Nonmacher's Bar-B-Q!

Bamaluke
Bamaluke

John's a nice dude and his jalapeño pork is badass, so cut the guy some slack. I remember all the slightly offensive t-shirts, posters etc....out there during the time of the first gulf war. It may be jingoistic and outdated, but at least the Iranian regime still sucks. And I guarantee no one would be offended if they stopped to remember what these same assholes did to our embassy hostages.

Mars Insider
Mars Insider

Maybe what we pinko commie fags and reasonable people are offended by is finding humor in lynching ANYONE. Primatives.

PC Police
PC Police

 Who are you conducting in that pic? The Houston Symphony?

PC Police
PC Police

 More Nazi comparisons? -face palm-

Lie much?
Lie much?

Ever heard the term "stolen valor?" It's illegal, you know.

jarheads rule
jarheads rule

I get it: "HANG IN THERE" -- nice use of irony and of capital letters, too.

Wyatt
Wyatt

Somebody close this fuckin' thread, this guy wins

PC Police
PC Police

 This just in: Caps Lock key discovered!!!

PC Police
PC Police

 That's weird, I say that every time you post!

PC Police
PC Police

 Meanwhile, he actually ran out of BBQ today because the line was so long. Uh-oh!

Um Ah
Um Ah

John's a nice dude and his jalapeño pork is badass, so cut the guy some slack. I remember all the slightly offensive t-shirts, posters etc....out there during the time of the civil war. It may be jingoistic and outdated, but at least the North still sucks. And I guarantee no one would be offended if they stopped to remember what these same assholes did to our viginal white women....FIFY

PC Police
PC Police

You are SOOOOOO much better than him. Pat yourself on the back!

H_e_x
H_e_x

Cracker ass cracker says what?

PC Police
PC Police

 Are you questioning his service to this Nation?

fuck off
fuck off

Thank You sir and remember stay thirsty

Katy
Katy

I think I'm comfortable with that.

Wyatt
Wyatt

SO DID HITLER EVERY TIME HE FIRED UP HIS SMOKER, OR AS IT'S KNOWN IN GERMANY, [REDACTED]

Thenonymous
Thenonymous

Which other groups do you think it's funny to lynch?

H_e_x
H_e_x

That's John Travolta from the Biran De Palma movie Blow Out. I wouldn't expect a cracker from the sticks to know about it, so it's all good.

PC Police
PC Police

 By the way, why are you wearing an old dirty sock on your hand? Did you learn that in prison?

PC Police
PC Police

 I'm guessing you weren't conducting anybody... just standing there with a stick in your hand looking like a fool. ;)

H_e_x
H_e_x

Just when I thought crackers could learn something...I guess y'all don't possess bootstraps strong enough to pull y'alls selfs up.

PC Police
PC Police

You are calling him a liar, but I hate veterans? No spin today, Katy, sorry.

Katy
Katy

I didn't say it was proof.

But I am an optimist.

Based only on anecdotal evidence, I have too much respect for veterans to believe that guy is one.

Maybe you don't. Which is a shame, really.

Why do you hate veterans, PC Police?

PC Police
PC Police

So the only proof to your ridiculous claim is he is acting like a "puffed-up moron" (in your opinion)? Weak, Katy, weak.

Katy
Katy

If "Lie much?" isn't, I will question it, yes.

It's funny, the Vets I know don't go around acting like puffed-up morons.I mean, NONE of them do...

And yet there seems to be an awful lot of anonymous-type folks online who will throw around rank (usually accompanied by a claim that they understand freedom better than the rest of us).

So he's either lying or else he's making the rest of the veterans look bad. 

His call, really...

fuck off
fuck off

Thank You sir and remember stay thirsty

PC Police
PC Police

 Have you been hitting the sauce already?

PC Police
PC Police

OHHH, so now I'm whining? You're an idiot.

PC Police
PC Police

 Coward? Hardly. It's a faked pic from the 70's. A gag. A joke. Just because he's kept it up on his wall doesn't mean he wants all Iranians hanged. Get over yourself.

bibulb
bibulb

Still a coward who won't answer the question. Gotcha. 

In any case, five-some-odd years, sure, I'll give you that he might just be displaying super-nationalism. Thirty years afterwards, when the regime's had a few turnovers in leadership and the Ayatollah's long gone?  Little harder to believe. It's not like Vince Vance and the Valiants are still capable of flogging that goddamn single by this point.

In any case, racism/violent nationalism, take your pick. For one reason or another, dude's still advocating killing people from other countries because he doesn't like them. Do you think that's an ethical stance to take?

bibulb
bibulb

Mine? Nah, certainly not much of a deal at all.Crowds of people calling him (or you) a racist? Evidently, it's enough of an issue to have him calling this "a smear campaign" and you whining about how it's not a big deal. 

PC Police
PC Police

 Troll? GASP! Why are you insulting me by calling me names, Katy!? *crying profusely* :p

Katy
Katy

And you might be overestimating my offense.

There! Now we're best buds.

(Momma always told me not to feed trolls because they only get bigger...or was that stray cats?)

PC Police
PC Police

 There is no anger, Katy. You are reading too much into my postings. It's OK. Thank you ever so much for your concern though.

Curious, how did I insult you? What did I say to make you so butthurt? I apologize, it's nothing personal. But just remember, if you make fun of someone, they might turn it back around on you.

Katy
Katy

Hey, man, I don't know who you are.YOU leaped into the room and started insulting ME.

Presumably, I am simply forgetting some occasion when I kicked your grandma or something which would warrant your hostility.

I am not trying to insult you at all.I'm worried about you.I'm worried about your health.So much anger. Probably a lot of pork in your diet, too, judging by the restaurants where you say you hang out.

I actually think people DO take offense at every opportunity when it comes to race - to the point where they lose their sense of humor.

But you didn't wait to see that or anything else before you started throwing out insults, did you?

(By the way, my humor NEVER fails. There's just a lot of it that is too far ahead of its time...)

PC Police
PC Police

 Katy? I'm waiting on that quote. Thanks!

PC Police
PC Police

 Uh-oh Katy is calling me out! *shaking in my boots*

I think you're just mad you're trying to make fun of ME backfired a couple of times today. You aren't used to that around here, are you? Awww, you poor thing! It would seem you can dish it out but you can't take it.

The answer is C) not "outraged" about anything. I just like pointing out the foolish holier-than-thou attitudes by people who are always looking for something to get offended over.Guess what, there are differing opinions on everything, sorry if you don't like it, Katy.

PC Police
PC Police

 I don't care, in fact, I would encourage people that are constantly looking for something to get offended over stay away from all BBQ joints. I might be in said joint at the time.

Katy
Katy

Starting with your initial "You are SOOOOOO much better than him. Pat yourself on the back!" to Mars, you have clearly shown hostility to basically everyone in the room.

You began insulting me completely unprovoked, for instance, although I do not ever recall crossing you before. You started calling the writer of the article names and threw out insults haphazardly.

Maybe it's your default - maybe you are just an unhappy person who enters into every conversation with a chip on your shoulder and throwing out insults.

But I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you are acting like this because some of the folks in here expressed doubts about the humor of the poster.

So, okay, then. I won't make assumptions. Which is it? Are you a) a troll who just likes insulting people, or b) outraged at others' outrage about the poster?

PC Police
PC Police

 Can you please quote where someone using my name has stated it's not OK to avoid his BBQ restaurant? I want to get to the bottom of this ASAP!

Katy
Katy

You ought to go read the comments that are being posted under your name.

Somebody is making you out to be pretty darned outraged that people are outraged by this. 

PC Police
PC Police

You do know Iranian isn't a race, right? 

Did you get a fresh new deck of race cards, dimbulb? You can put them away, they don't work on me. ;)

PC Police
PC Police

Consequences? Your whining is hardly a consequence. haha

PC Police
PC Police

 It's perfectly fine for you to avoid his place. Who stated it wasn't?

bibulb
bibulb

People who bitch about "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS RUNNING AMUCK!" do so because they want to be able to be bigots and assholes without consequences for being such. 

When there are consequences (of whatever sort), they get upset because they don't want to give up that behavior but don't have a way to defend the content of said behavior. 

bibulb
bibulb

So, you're a coward who's afraid to answer the question. Got it.

Haven't said anything about whether he's not got the right to do that - the first amendment's pretty fucking clear on that point. The question is whether the guy's a racist, and from that whether people feel comfortable supporting a racist. You do feel comfortable supporting such. Got it. If he wants to keep the picture up, ain't nobody stopping him or taking it down for him. Good for him. Doesn't change the fact that he's acting like a racist. 

(Am I being "politically incorrect" enough for you, coward?)

Katy
Katy

What I never understand about the folks who scream "PC!" is this: Why is it legitimate for a business owner to say something that offends people, but NOT legitimate for people to decide not to go to that business because of it?

What do you care if a few overly sensitive folks choose not to go to this barbecue place?

As you yourself said, BIG FREAKING DEAL...

PC Police
PC Police

 What I'm saying is he has every right to hang whatever he wants in his own BBQ joint. If you don't like it, tough. It's a faked pic from the 70's. BIG FREAKING DEAL.

bibulb
bibulb

Well, let's try this. Do you think Nonmacher's stance is ethical? Cut the evasive bullshit, don't bother being PC, just answer the question yes or no.

PC Police
PC Police

Where did I say I think it's funny?  Are you seeing things?

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