The owner of a Port Richey restaurant posted a lengthy rant aimed at protesters and liberals on his businesses’ public Facebook page Thursday afternoon.
Local Fresh Grill owner Ronald Pentaude’s 633-word expressed frustration with Democrats, Black Lives Matter, antifa and Colin Kapernick, stating that people who disagree with his opinions can “eat somewhere else.”
“I for one am getting sick and tired of BLM terrorists accusing me and every other white person of being racists,” the post read “...BLM, ANTIFA pansies, none of you scare me and I will no longer be silent. These people are destroying our country. If you think I am racist, feel free to eat somewhere else, because I don't want to hear your juvenile tripe any longer.”
After taking aim at Black Lives Matter, antifa and Nancy Pelosi, Pentaude (pictured above) moved on to slavery and police brutality.
For example, he wrote, “If you are such a horrendously stupid individual that honestly believes I owe reparations money to a group that has never been a slave, and a race I never enslaved, unfriend me,” he continued. “If you think trying a good cop for murder for a justified killing, unfriend me.”
Pentaude finishes by writing, “If you are a democrat, just unfriend me, because you are obviously blind to what the real problems of our country are,” he continued. “I am proud to have faithfully served my country alongside my black, yellow, red, and white brothers in the United States Navy. We didn't see racism among us then, and if the democrats will stop stirring the pot, I am sure racism will disappear.”
The post now has 3,500 comments and has been shared 631 times, sees locals supporting and denouncing the post. One commenter wrote, “IAM on board with this, statement well said.” Another commenter wrote “This is something for your personal page,” the post read. “A rant like this is a big turn off to a good portion of your customers.” Pentaude replied with “I mean to stand up and shout out that you people are ruining our country, and if you don't like America, leave,” he wrote.
On Friday afternoon he posted that the restaurant’s phone lines are down because it is changing providers. Pentaude told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the phone maintenance has been planned for months and it is for better rates. He said the restaurant had “a few immature phone calls but nothing huge.”
Pentaude said he thinks the post will have a negative impact on his business, adding “but we are financially sound.”
In June, Pentaude made headlines when he declared his restaurant, “a safe harbor” for police.
After gaining support he started a fundraiser―the Local Law Enforcement Safe Harbor―which along with selling hats and bumper stickers, feeds officers through $25 donations while giving them a place to “be safe.”
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