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Woman Loses Job After Chewing Out Elderly Man in MAGA Hat

Woman Loses Job After Chewing Out Elderly Man in MAGA Hat

The man is Jewish so “being called a Nazi is hurtful.”

On Tuesday, 74-year-old Victor (no last name given) in Palo Alto, CA, went into a Starbucks for coffee when Rebecca Mankey confronted him over his MAGA hat. She even boasted about the confrontation on social media.

In response, Mankey’s employer Gryphon Stringed Instruments fired her.

From KTVU:

“This woman came over and not only started screaming at me, she turned to the Starbucks audience and said, ‘Hey everybody come here! This guy’s a racist! This guy hates brown people!’” said Victor, wearing a yarmulke on his head Wednesday instead of his MAGA hat.

Palo Alto resident Rebecca Mankey took to social media, posting in part, “I yelled at him about how it was not okay to hate brown people. I called him more names and told him to call the police. He wouldn’t call the police so I called him a wimp, yelling at him to get the [expletive] out of my town. I’m going to publicly shame him in town and try to get him fired.”

“It’s called Trump derangement syndrome: people acting crazy. If you can’t tell the difference between a hat that says ‘Make America Great Again’ and a Nazi helmet or a Ku Klux Klan hat, I’d say you’re deranged,” said Victor, in response to the social media posts.

Victor stated that Mankey left the Starbucks, but came right back in “to rile the Starbucks crowd once more.”

Victor has a yarmulke under his hat so “being called a Nazi is hurtful.” He also said that Mankey “didn’t want to discuss the issues” and only “wanted to scream about” Nazis.

I know people will scream about First Amendment rights, but that only covers the federal government. While I believe you can say what you want, business owners have a right to fire people.

Should anyone be shocked? Not only are these confrontations disgusting, but its bad press for the employers. Mankey wanted people to harass Victor, but it turned on her and her employer:

In fact, the opposite happened. People started harassing Parker Mankey’s family and her employer Gryphon Stringed Instruments, where she was an accountant.

The store owner decided to fire her after he read her Facebook posts.

“We feel that music is what brings people together. So having someone then making comments that are so divisive is not consistent with our values,” said store owner Richard Johnston.

Johnston said the business’s phones rang off the hook on Tuesday “with inquiries, caustic comments, and threats in reaction to the social media posts.” Mankey’s actions disgusted him and went against the company’s values. He stated that “Gryphon was the equivalent of kind of a musical town square for the community. And we welcome people of all views.”


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There should be a term for when these TDS wingnuts shoot themselves in the foot.

The Mankey effect, that has a ring to it.

    G. de La Hoya in reply to amwick. | April 4, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Dumbass is a term that comes to my mind, although it can define a multitude of persuasions 😉

    n.n in reply to amwick. | April 4, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Jumped the Ass… or, the logical alternative: diversity, or color judgments.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to amwick. | April 4, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    I love that she was promptly fired. She needs to understand that by and large no one cares what she likes or thinks. She should learn to keep her obnoxious mouth shut.

If she is this way in public imagine what she is like in private.
I bet all of her former follow employees are doing hi five’s that she is gone.

“Bye, Felicia”

A Jew AND a Trump-supporter — two things that Dhimmi-crats and Leftists hate.

    DanJ1 in reply to guyjones. | April 5, 2019 at 9:52 am

    It’s the dirty little fact/truth/reality that the Leftist media goes to great lengths to cover up – A large percentage of Jews, Latinos, Muslims, Immigrants from all over and Blacks are religious Conservatives or are here because they can practice their Conservative views. As the Dems mover further and further left, Trump looks better and better. Last week I had a long conversation in a bar with a 30-something black practicing Muslim businesswoman. She was more Conservative than I. In the Leftist media world she does not exist.

      krb in reply to DanJ1. | April 5, 2019 at 5:25 pm

      Actually unfortunately it is a small percentage though growing. Largely all orthodox Jews (or Torah-observant Jews) are politically very conservative. Reform is nearly all liberal. I believe the vast majority of conservative Jews are liberal but some are conservative politically. However the most recent Pew studies show that Reform and Conservative movement Jews are shrinking and only Orthodox is growing. They estimate that most Jews will be Orthodox in a few generations.

Perhaps she was triggered by the bright red color. Ole!

Does he have a cause of action to sue her?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Toad-O. | April 4, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Defamation maybe?

    Slander maybe?

    Milhouse in reply to Toad-O. | April 5, 2019 at 12:17 am

    For what? She didn’t harm him, she only harmed herself. Maybe she should sue herself.

      Firewatch in reply to Milhouse. | April 5, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      That wasn’t what I would suggest she do to herself.

      pst314 in reply to Milhouse. | April 7, 2019 at 6:33 pm

      How about this?
      “The woman, Rebecca Parker Mankey, then began taking photos and posting about it on her Facebook page, saying she was going to shame him, get him fired, kicked out of clubs and march up and down his street.”

Personally I’m ready for these regressive fascists to get their skulls cracked for this sort of shit.

    aka Hoss in reply to Paul. | April 5, 2019 at 9:44 am

    It’s gonna happen, it needs to happen, because it’s the only thing that’s going to back these f***ers off of the plate. You and I can lift a pint when it does.

She wanted him to be fired for his politics and POW! Wow, talk about the golden rule giving you an Ike Turner across the face like a 2×4.

Imagine her reaction if you stood outside her house yelling “A crazy bitch lives here.”

DINORightMarie | April 5, 2019 at 1:10 am

I think it’s hurtful for ANYONE to be called a Nazi simply because you are wearing a MAGA hat or other Trump gear – and it is especially heinous to call a Jewish person a Nazi, in general.

However, as the Professor has documented quite well here on LI, the Palestinians and anti-Zionists call Jews Nazis ALL.THE.TIME. It is nothing new. They accuse Israel, under the guise of “tolerance” etc. of being fascists, of being Nazis, and worse. Perhaps that is where she got her nasty, evil shouting “points” from…..

The left is a cancer. This woman is just another prime example of the phrase “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

I hope he is no longer harassed, and that he continues to wear that hat, proudly!

First rule of anonymity on the Internet: Do it on the Internet.

These people have become so used to be being able to verbally accost people with relative anonymity on the Internet that they’re beginning to believe it’s OK to harass people in person and that they’ll benefit from the same level of immunity from negative consequences.

My guess is she gets her information from Rachel MadCow leading to the TDS condition…

The Friendly Grizzly | April 5, 2019 at 7:51 am

Victor: the NEW “Epic Bears Man”. (The original was in Oakland and fought back when provoked by a street thug. He did what he could to avoid confrontation then when it got physical he didn’t cower. )

danvillemom | April 5, 2019 at 9:16 am

My brother in Northern CA wore a red rose parade hat to walk the dog and got flipped off a month ago. So we have proof that people with TDS cannot read.

She is now bringing down Trump’s unemployment figures. Looks like she will be eligible for an Obama-phone, Obama-food, Obama-healthcare and free Obama money, which makes her a reliable Democrat voter. Not that she wasn’t already. She better have a new job before Trump gets re-elected because all those things will be going away in his second term.

Albigensian | April 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

” ‘I am going to publicly shame him in town and try to get him fired and kicked out of every club he is in,’ Mankey wrote in a comment on Facebook. ‘I am going to go to his house and march up and down carrying a sign that says he hates black people. I am going to organize protests at the place he works to make him feel as unsafe as he made every brown person feel here today.’ ”

Mankey, age 46, is a middle-aged woman. One wonders, does she have an actually-existing real life, something outside of her internet-fueled, savior-of-black-and-brown-people fantasies?

Does she even have enough awareness to realize how bizarre her behavior is?

Although her behavior was reprehensible, I find it troubling that the Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Palo Alto gave her a pass by claiming she was triggered by Trump.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to rochf. | April 5, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    To be honest, someday the people who are triggered by the Peoples’ Republic of Alta California are going to decide that they have had enough. It is going to be interesting.

    Subotai Bahadur

It is fitting that she shares a name with mankey, the pig-monkey pokemon.

“Although her behavior was reprehensible, I find it troubling that the Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Palo Alto gave her a pass by claiming she was triggered by Trump.”

That doesn’t surprise me. The city of Palo Alto is so far out in left field that it’s not even funny. That’s the problem living in the communist state of Kaliforna.

People on the Left do not understand what Nazis or fascists are. The Left is the one preaching fascist doctrine.

One of these days somebody from the Left will push things too far and then there will be hell to pay.