John Nonmacher is sitting in the hot seat. He’s got everybody all riled up over a poster that’s been hanging quietly in his barbecue joint in Katy Texas for thirty years.
The poster is a mite edgy what with depicting a lynching of an Iranian by a group of men in cowboy hats and all. The poster was put up in 1981 when a group of Iranians had America by the shorthairs through a long, long hostage episode that saw 52 Americans held against their will in the US embassy in Tehran for 444 days.
During the siege America was plastered with posters, bumper stickers and all sort of flag arcana all relevant to the USA gaining an upper hand over the Iranians. There was even a hit song entitled “Bomb Iran” set to the tune of Barbara Ann.
Nonmacher is not doing himself any favors in the matter. Here’s a quote “This is still America. If they’re not happy here, then they should go back to Iran. It’s my choice to have it up. It’s your choice to go where you want to go. But I’m not going to take it down.”
We don’t know if he’s a racist or a savvy businessman. As the saying goes “just make sure you spell the name right” regarding free publicity.
We’ve enjoyed smoked meat all over the great state of Texas but we’d never even heard of Nonmacher’s Barbecue til the kerfuffle.
We’d love to hear from a reader who’s sampled the man’s output.
UPDATE: Wow, we headed on over to the google to read reviews of this man’s barbecue. If you can take the heat check out this link. http://www.yelp.com/biz/nonmachers-bar-b-que-katy?rpp=40&sort_by=date_desc
battle lines are being drawn in Katy Texas.
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