Hey – props from the food network for one of South Dakota's Republican business owners

Just heard that Teddy’s Deli, the premiere sub shop on the main drag in Keystone, South Dakota just got a nice mention in the September edition of Food Network Magazine.

If you’re not familiar with Teddy’s Deli (Teddy being the “Theodore Roosevelt” theme of the restaurant), the shop is owned by Gideon Oakes, a long time Republican activist, who is the son of Art and Marilyn Oakes (a couple more long time GOP activists.)

Congrats to a South Dakota small businessman for the well deserved recognition – I can personally attest that the sandwiches are excellent!

And yes, for those who are wondering, Gideon – not Obama – built it!

13 Replies to “Hey – props from the food network for one of South Dakota's Republican business owners”

  1. Bill Fleming

    Oh please. Gideon has the best ruebens on the planet, I’m told, and that could well be. But as far as his business success is concerned, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt (note the name of the operation) and Abraham Lincloln built it, (with a little help from that great South Dakota Socialist Governor, Peter Norbeck.)

    Here’s a little essay from one of your fellow Republicans (one who remembers how to think) for those you still wanting to flog that “I did it my way” meme:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/opinion/brooks-the-credit-illusion.html?_r=1&smid=fb-share

  2. Bill Fleming

    Oh please. Gideon has the best ruebens on the planet, I?m told, and that could well be. But as far as his business success is concerned, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt (note the name of the operation) and Abraham Lincloln built it, (with a little help from that great South Dakota Socialist Governor, Peter Norbeck.)

  3. Heidelberger

    Federal money built Mount Rushmore, which drives a huge chunk of Gideon’s business. Thank goodness for progressive Republicans like Peter Norbeck.

  4. Anonymous

    Thank goodness for men of vision like Republican Dwight Eisenhower, who instead of being an obstructionist, saw the value in putting people to work to develop our nation’s infrastructure and build the federal interstate highway system. Gideon is reaping the benefits of that wisdom today.

  5. Ymous

    Democrats will never get the small business owner. They want to assaign success to the whole and not to the pebble that causes the rings. Everybody has access to the infastructure and labor but not everybody accesses these items. It’s the women-man that risks his-her Capitol, time, his reputation, his life style everything. Why not celebrate these individual instead of what the two above posters do. If its so easy why doesn’t everybody do it? This warfare started by Obama (this is NOT the party of my parents and grandparents) is doing nothing but dividing us by yet another issue. It saddens me that every two weeks he finds a new issue to cause more divisions among us. How people have turned on capitolism and the entrepreneur is something I thought I would never see in my lifetime.

  6. Lee Schoenbeck

    great sandswich shop – well deserved recognition
    PS there are about a few million Americans that could have figured out the opportunity and only Gideon did — it takes an individual to build a business, it takes the villiage idiot to not understand that

  7. Anonymous

    It also takes a village idiot not to understand that PP (and the GOP in general) are taking statements out of context and thus spreading untruths with that tired old “build it” meme.

  8. Lee Schoenbeck

    Anon – you need to listen to a few of Obama’s stump speeches. I caught some on CNN – truly scary. I always kind of viewed the “socialist” thing as hype — but you listen to ten minutes of one of his speeches and socialist becomes the moderate definition of this wacko. The sad trruth is that Obama trully itended to stir his base with that statement in the very context that it has become a campaign issue. It expresses his core beliefs — and you are right to be concerned about that context – he is scary.

    1. ymous

      Absolutely correct. Obama’s statement has legs and he said exactly what he meant. It directs people to listen to the whole statement along with others and you know this man isn’t a big beliver in capitolism. He’s not good for this country.

  9. Anonymous

    Well, if the GOP insists on playing this out of context game, I see so reason for them to have all of the fun.
    Here’s just a few gems from Mitt:
    “Corporations are people, my friend? of course they are.”
    “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.”
    “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.”
    “He [Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
    “I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back.” (This despite Romney writing a New York Times op-ed in 2008 titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”)
    “It’s hard to know just how well [the 2012 London Olympics] will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting.”
    “I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.”
    “[My wife] drives a couple of Cadillacs.”
    “I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.”
    It expresses his core beliefs ? and you are right to be concerned about that context ? he is scary.