The Foolishness And Hypocrisy Of #DeleteUber

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Submitted by Michael Shedlock via MishTalk.com,

#DeleteUber is a social media protest against Uber. The protest surged following a New York City taxi impromptu strike at JFK airport following the Trump order banning air travel from seven nations.

Let’s dissect the stupidity and hypocrisy of the #DeleteUber movement because there is plenty of it going around.

MarketWatch explains: Consumers lash out at Uber and turn to Lyft after Uber’s immigration response.

Uber Technologies Inc. was in critics’ crosshairs while Lyft Inc. was winning support after the companies’ very different responses to President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

 

The backlash came as New York taxi drivers went on strike Saturday and joined a protest at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport against Trump’s order blocking entry to the U.S. by immigrants from select largely Muslim countries, while a tweet from Uber indicated the company had suspended surge pricing, causing some to view the company as seeking to undermine the strike.

 

Lyft largely stayed out of Saturday’s confrontation but sent an email to users Sunday saying that the company would be donating $1 million over the next four years to the American Civil Liberties Union.

 

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, with a membership of 19,000 people, had called on all drivers, including those with Uber and Lyft, not to pick up passengers from JFK and to instead join the protest. The group said its membership is largely Muslim and made up of immigrants, and that it was “in defense of the oppressed,” as well as its own drivers, that it was speaking out against the ban.

Uber’s Action

In response to huge numbers of people trapped at the airport unable to leave, Uber issued this tweet.

Uber refused to implement surge pricing. For that, one misguided fool who cannot think replied.

Stop and think about this for a second. If Uber’s intent was to break the strike, it would have allowed higher prices thereby encouraging more driver to travel farther to pick up riders.

In fact, that is precisely what Uber should have done. Nonetheless, Hunter Failson @Bro_Pair continued with mindless rants.

hunter-failson

Hollywood Chimes In

Where’s there’s liberal stupidity, one can expect Hollywood to join in. This was no exception.

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Please consider Celebrities #DeleteUber following company’s response to immigration ban protests.

Uber’s competitors got a lift from celebrities protesting the car service over the company’s response to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

 

A #DeleteUber hashtag popped up on social media this weekend, and stars like Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and George Takei joined in. “Canceling Uber like…bye” Monáe wrote on Instagram. Hellboy star Ron Perlman said “so long” to Uber, while Henson had some choice words for the company.

Lovely

Just imagine @TherealTaraji, or any number of other actors, actresses, or singers had been at JFK needing to get to a performance.

Would they have been so supportive of a strike that left them stranded? Of course most of them would have had a private limo, not a taxi, but how would they have acted if the limo decided to honor the strike and they missed a performance?

Small Price Theory Again

Here we go again with yet another “small price to pay example”.

Disrupting thousands of innocent travelers is apparently a “small price to pay”, as long as it is not the liberal elite paying the price.

That’s the blatant hypocrisy of it all.

#PraiseUber

Once again, I do not approve of Trump’s no-notice ban. And Trump has been forced to back away from it.

But Uber did nothing wrong. Nor did the stranded passengers at JFK.

Previously Uber has been accused of price gouging. This time it went out of its way to not price gouge, and it attracted the ire of another set of complete fools.

Uber will eventually put taxi drivers out of work. It will be a welcome moment because prices will decline.

Small Price Theory

  1. Judge Blocks Deportation; Green Card Ban Reversed; Protests Gather: Small Price Theory
  2. “Small Price to Pay”
  3. Liberals, Not Trump, to Blame for Backlash

I have taken Uber several times and received fast, excellent service several times. Blaming Uber for not price gouging is beyond ridiculous.

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south40_dreams's picture

It's a wonderful day watching the bastards tear each other limb from limb

UndergroundPost's picture

The entire Left is starting to take on the #CrookedHillary look - mindless jabbering, fits of rage, throwning shit and screaming at anyone that won't dawn a pussy hat

nope-1004's picture

Hollyweird, like the Clintons, does more damage to themselves every time they open their mouths.

Don't need Twitter or a hashtag to confirm that trend.

 

synergize's picture

I deleted UBER so long ago - Lyft is much better anyhow

evoila's picture

I am stuck in California. help me. 

UndergroundPost's picture

Help yourself. Get out while you can!

Joe Davola's picture

The group said its membership is largely Muslim and made up of immigrants...

Where do them stereotypes come from

Hal n back's picture

snowflakes gone wild-

this is th eprobuct of a generation or two raised where everybody was a winner.

 

froze25's picture

How exactly has Trumped backed away from the Ban? He just fired the acting Attorney General.

Syrin's picture

In all seriousness, this is what a toddler does to get its way.   It throws a shit fit that the parent ignores until it wears itself out.   The toddler does it all over again the next day.  Eventually, the toddler realizes it's not working and stops.   Nothing they are doing is going to sway Trump, and they are exposing their infantile behavior to the entire world.   They are creating more opposition to THEIR side than they are converts, and by a wide margin.   Who looks at the protesters and thinks, "I want to be like them"?   Half of them are paid by Soros, who Trump should arrest, to disrupt things as much as possible.   They can longer claim they take the high ground.  

Mike2756's picture

Escape in a balloon, prevailing winds.

UndergroundPost's picture

Just curious - why is Lyft better than Uber? I've only tried Uber

Troy Ounce's picture

 

Taxify is cheaper, Irish and the driver gets 25%.

Uber drivers get 9%, the company sucks up to Wall Street with their 0.25% loans and wants to destroy the taxi industry world wide: American so predatory.

Capice?

 

Dark Space's picture

You say that like the taxi industry is worth saving. In places such as NYC, the government controls it to the extent that they can createan articificial supply vacuum - which hurts consumers when they pay and when they can't find a cab. It's time for it to be destroyed.

 

That being said, though, robot taxi/uber/lyft are already being implemented and I cannot imagine a world more than 10 years down the road where you actually have to interact with a smelly human driver.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

You say that as if destroying the taxi rackets would be a bad thing. 
Destroy the taxi companies and the grafting politicians tha leach off them NOW.  
Uber, Lyft, I don't care who kills off that scam as long as they kill it dead.

duo's picture

Lyft jumped the shark also with that email and donation to the ACLU.

Eurotrash Sorehead's picture

#UberUberAlles....and hey by the way fuck Jello Biafra 'cause he's a fucking faggot!

War Machine's picture

Great article on the 'ban' that every moonbat, selectively outraged protester should be made to read:

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/01/29/spare-us-the-theatrics/

Seriously, Raimondo is right. This builds on what O'bombya did - to no protest at all.

This is largely about anti-white, anti-male, anti-not-progressive hate. Its a demand that America have open borders *regardless* of what the majority wants, and a *demand* that same majority cover their nut if they don't get a job sufficient to cover their expenses.

Get rid of the welfare state, and the problem, largely, takes care of itself.

The selective outrage of the Left isn't cute, and not that the black clad fascist anti-fascists read ZH, but while everyone should support peaceful protest, don't go thinking that because cops aren't using live rounds in response to fires, vandalism and assaults, that no one else will.

And I will carry near these mobs whether the state allows it or not.

'diffusion of responsibility/agency' is a helluva drug...

barndoor's picture

Dumb celebrities everywhere - the biggest one can be found in the oval office (obsessively watching media coverage of himself). 

Billy the Poet's picture

He gets a lot done for a guy who you claim watches TV all day.

Got The Wrong No's picture

Dumb Troll. Your post is AOL quality at best. You would have gotten 1400 down votes even there. Intelligence is not a quality Libs value or possess  

Top Hat's picture

I love when these morons eat their own.

NoDebt's picture

I like when a bunch of multi-zillionaires tell me what ride sharing service I'm not allowed to use.  You don't want a peon like me getting too uppity and thinking I'm allowed to make my own choice.

Fuck you, you fucking douchebag Hollywood liberals.  Everyone comes to my ZH party gets an Uber ride back to their hotel if they don't feel safe to drive.  How do you like them apples?

 

Never One Roach's picture

I can hardly wait for all those hepatitis cases to show up from hepatitis infected Starbucks refugees pouring/spitting in those $8 coffees.

how_this_stuff_works's picture

As an aside, I'm waiting for the drug-resistant case of TB that comes across the border.

True Blue's picture

Me too!

3 years ago, the town in which I was living had an 'unknown' outbreak of some virulently nasty stomach bug which was traced to a "foreign exchange-student" working at McDonalds. (It has always been my understanding that "exchange-students" were specifically forbidden to work in the US; and in this case I know damn well that "exchange-student" is euphemism for "illegal alien.") Whatever this invasive foreign pestilence was; they had to completely raze the building and re-build an entirely new one (that looks the same as the original.)  Served the franchise owner 100% right too.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

The only 'celebrity' i recognized in the post was batshit crazy George Takei...What a bunch of irrelevant idiots.

NoDebt's picture

"Oh, my!"

This would work better if I could type it the way he says it.  More's the pity.

how_this_stuff_works's picture

Yeah, he's been annoying obnoxious ever since he came out.

williambanzai7's picture

Mr Zulu is well past his shelf life.

Socratic Dog's picture

I like it when a couple of tweets from some obscure non-entity are reported as "news".  I particularly like it that every tweet has to be reported twice, the original, plus the "reporter" telling us what the original said.  Using the same words.

Am I the only one sick to fucking death of this moronic bullshit?

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

Hoboken, NJ to Newark Airport, $14 and free pass from airport to home by Uber. $7 average and tip included in new, comfortable car.

Who the hell do you think I'm gonna take?

NoDebt's picture

Hoboken, NJ..... slowly I turned.  Step by step.... inch by inch....

UndergroundPost's picture

Taxi companies used unions to block market transportation opportunities. Now we know why: unions = high pay, low service. Uber = market pay, better service

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Yep, It's our birthday again this morning. It will be that way tomorrow too. And every day for the next 4 years. Watching them eat each other will never not be satisfying.

 

That being the case what we have to do is delete hollywood, the music industry, pop culture from our lives. At least the slavtivists. Delete the sponsors of these people / shows from your lives. Delete our wallets from their bank accounts.

 

 

 

 

Laddie's picture

Not so much fun for Whites though...

I think this article is a tad innocent when one watches the video and reads the article about Seattle...
Behold, I Teach You the Amerikaner

One of the first things to come to mind when hearing “Amerikaner” will obviously be the Afrikaners. Soon after that will be an objection to naming ourselves after a people that has lost control of their country and is currently being genocided. Well, I hate to break it to you, but that is us.
The parallels between Boers and Amerikaners are fascinating, but the divergences speak in our favor. Both nations colonized a continent and fought the British, though we were more clearly victorious and maintained our independence. Both nations have a long, storied history with Black Africans. And while Boers directly fought their Blacks, Amerikaners more or less kept them in line and so far have not been forced to relinquish private property to them as Afrikaners have.

She be a teacher, num sayin'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyZ1RUbCzhc
Daily Caller:

During an anti-Trump protest in Seattle this weekend, an activist associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement took to the megaphone to voice her support for, among other things, “killing people,” and “killing the White House.”

While she said that, another protester can be heard saying, “Burn it!”

She also says, “White people, give your fucking money, your fucking house, your fucking property, we need it fucking all,” as another protester responds “reparations!”

“Fuck white supremacy, fuck the U.S. empire, fuck your imperialist ass lives. That shit gotta go.”
At 1:50 in the video clip, she goes, “And we need to start killing people. First off, we need to start killing the White House. The White House must die. The White House, your fucking White House, your fucking Presidents, they must go! Fuck the White House.”

“Pay the fuck up, pay the fuck up. It ain’t just your fucking time, its your fucking money, and now your fucking life is devoted to social change,” she said.

While speaking, she was wearing a jacket that said “Black Lives Matter” on the back.

BabaLooey's picture

You'd think Hollywhackers would wise up and realize only dumb fucking morons follow and fawn on them.

FAIL.

Fuck You Hollywhackers.

#Hollowheadwood #HollowDeadWood

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

El Kabong needs to clean hollywood out 1 guitar shot at a time.

Until that happens I'll happily torrent any movie I feel compelled to see.

Bill of Rights's picture

TRUMP do not back down keep coming at them like a run away locomotive! remember YOU ARE THE BOSS

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Jan 31, 2017 11:36 AM

What a nation of fags we have become

Philo Beddoe's picture

We/they put the homo in homosapien.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

It's even worse for the US and Canada. Compared to what we've become, the average gay male is MACHO.

poland spring's picture

Lol, as if these people REALLY take Uber. More FAKE outrage.

Saucy-Jack's picture

Protesters caused more delays than Trumps executive action.

The left has gone full retard as snowflakes can't handle reality.