UPDATE ON ADAMSON BARBECUE LEGAL DEFENCE FUND: As of December13, $334, 550 Raised

UPDATE ON ADAMSON BARBECUE LEGAL DEFENCE FUND:  As of December13, $334, 550 Raised http://cafe.nfshost.com/?p=5190

UPDATE ON ADAMSON BARBECUE LEGAL DEFENCE FUND:  As of December13, $334, 550 Raised Barry posted a new update to Adamson BBQ Legal Defence Fund

13, 2020 Alright, alright.

Enough of you have said that you don’t want me to take this GoFundMe campaign down on December 19.

You told me that you want to give monthly, or weekly.

And you said that the ongoing success of this campaign stands as a daily reminder to the political class that we’ve all had enough.

Well, there is one more valid reason to keep this campaign active.

Adam’s counsel called me yesterday informing me that bylaw officers and government officials have made it their mission in life to attend each of Adam’s locations every single day in an effort to find something legitimate to complain about and exhaust his financial resources.

That’s right.

Rather than respond to your support with an effort to understand the needs of small business, the Tory and Ford governments have started to use the power of your tax dollars to crush the one small business person who is out there taking a stand.

So yes, I will keep this campaign active.

Even better, I have raised the stretch target to $500,000.

And Adam’s attorney assures me that every single dollar raised is going straight into a Trust account to fight this asymmetric COVID regime.

Our effort has been described as a “David & Goliath battle” by the national press.

Well, we all know who won that fight.

So let’s keep this campaign running.

Let’s commit today to a monthly donation of $20, $10, $5 or whatever you can afford.

If each one of you contributes just $20 per month, this campaign grows by $126,000 per month.

If each one of you contributes just $10 per month, this campaign grows by $68,000 per month.

And if each one of you contributes just $5 per month, this campaign grows by $34,000 per month!

No donation is too small.

Even better, those monthly donations keep this effort at the top of GoFundMe’s “popular campaigns” page, maximizing our international reach and reminding our politicians that we’re not going away.

For those of you who prefer to pay via PayPal, we will be opening an account for that purpose.

So please, do not set this letter aside.

Let’s keep this issue front and centre in the public mind.

And let’s refuse to let Big Government use our own money to steamroller the voice of small business.

Thank you so much.
by Barry McNamar, Organizer

Amidst the slough of politicians, media and citizen fear mongers supporting irrational COVID  “public health orders” that shut down small businesses while allowing corporate big-box stores to remain open… one small business is standing up for the rights of the “little guys” like you and me to get out and earn a living too.

Ontario’s Adamson BBQ has been opening every day to serve people lunch. And owner Adam Skelly is paying a high price for carrying that cudgel of liberty. Over the past 24 hours he’s been hit with numerous fines totalling tens of thousands of dollars for violating unconstitutional and draconian COVID “public health orders.”

All because he refuses to let your politicians—who are out there enjoying their fat salaries that we all pay for, wag their fingers at us and tell us we don’t have a right to earn a living too. After all, “we’re all in this together” right?

I don’t know him but I do know that guys like Adam are in short supply during this overblown COVID nonsense. And he deserves our support. 

So c’mon.

If we’re not going to be out there leading by example, let’s at least kick in $100, $75, $50 or whatever you can afford to help Adam fight this fight for us. 

If we’re not willing to kick in a few bucks to help Adam fight for our freedoms, then maybe we don’t deserve them. 

Don’t put this aside for later. Every fine, every police visit, every daily scolding by some fat cat politician is chipping away at Adam’s courage. Show him that he’s not alone.

Donate now.

Update on Adamson Legal Defence Fund — $325,496 Donated by Sunday, December 6, 2020h

Good afternoon!

As you can see by the latest update, Adam has now taken ownership of the GoFundMe account, enabling me to back away.

This could not have come at a better time as I am out of the country now and accessing internet to provide the updates is not conventionally reliable.

All good things must come to an end and our GoFundMe effort is no exception.

So, I have set a date of December 19 to close out the GoFundMe effort.

This platform is not a perpetual hosting service and I think we can all agree that our campaign underpromised and more than overdelivered on the fundraising front.

The rest is up to Adam and his attorneys.

As you know, our initial campaign goal was $10,000. This number was chosen to present an achievable figure.

Once we had exceeded $290,000 I then set a “stretch target”— a target that, if achieved, would blow opponents out of the water and send an unmistakable message to our politicians that small business owners are sick and tired of being screwed.

Well, donations have slowed and we may not reach that full $350,000 stretch target.

But that’s ok.

In just one day last week, you all gave that one final push and brought us up more than $30,000!

Thanks to you, Adam should now have enough money to take this fight, if necessary, right to the Supreme court.

You should all be very proud.

I know that I am.

I am also extremely thankful to all of you for answering the call of an old political hack like me to help a fellow out who is fighting the good fight for every single one of us.

So, thank you.

Thank you for your financial support.

Thank you for your words of encouragement.

And thank you for your good faith that the funds would be used as intended.

As you have all heard from Adam personally, the funds are going into a legal trust to support this battle for equal treatment of all businesses under the law.

They cannot be clawed back by the noisy crowd of activists who are typically anti-everything but for some reason support greater government intrusion into our daily lives.

Now, before December 19, there are a few people who have offered to maintain your donor database in order to keep you all up to date on Adam’s progress.

I will be reaching out to them and to Adam to see whom he prefers to represent his good name going forward.

It is my sincere hope that you will all be kept in the loop every step of the way.

Indeed, I hope this movement grows larger than our 6,500 donors and is joined by the more than 36,000 people who have shared this campaign so far.

And I would encourage you all, to give this campaign one final “hurrah.”

Your legacy contribution of $30, $20, $10 or whatever you can afford can push this effort to the top and allow us to close with a bang.

Thank you again to my friends, both old and new, for answering the call.

And thank you again, for uniting behind this once-in-a-lifetime call to action for Adam.

From the bottom of my heart.

Barry McNamar

Adam Skelly, the Barbecue COVID Rebel, Thanks Supporters — ” I did not expect this kind of support and I am so fired up! I could feel the love from [my] cell.”

Today by Adam Skelly, Adam Skelly, the Barbecue COVID Rebel, Thanks Supporters — ” I did not expect this kind of support and I am so fired up! I could feel the love from [my] cell.”

Barry (McNamar), thank you so much for taking your time to set this up for me. It’s been a hectic week and it was a huge load off my shoulders knowing that this was in good hands.

I did not expect this kind of support and I am so fired up! I first found out the crowdfunding while I was in custody- the officers were updating me through the night. I could feel the love from the cell and it helped me get through the 30 hours in great spirits.

Thank you all for seeing through the collective hysteria and supporting our cause. I promise you I will fight this battle to the best of my abilities and honor your contributions.

FYI- 170k has cleared and a transfer to a trust account is pending. The legal fund is safe from attack.

Adamson BBQ Legal Defence Fund Reaches $310,209 — Organizer Refuses Leftists’ Ploy of Dividing & Criticizing Supporters & Resists Censors’ Efforts to Pressure GoFundMe to Shut Down These Freedom Fighters

Adamson BBQ Legal Defence Fund Reaches $310,209 — Organizer Refuses Leftists’ Ploy of Dividing & Criticizing Supporters & Resists Censors’ Efforts to Pressure GoFundMe to Shut Down These Freedom Fighters

Good morning folks,

Well, here we are at $303,000!

Thank you sincerely for all that you have done to make this effort a success.

Now, over the past days, I have been asked to comment on various rumours and perceived controversies.

Well, I won’t do it.

From the beginning I have asked you to fund the fight to challenge asymmetric COVID regulations in the courts.

I have asked you to do that by contributing to the Adamson BBQ Legal Defence Fund.

And you have all responded in kind.

Today I want to stand by that ask.

And thank all of you for your extremely generous support, with the utmost sincerity.

During my career, I have found myself outside the good graces of the compact majority.

Not often, but enough for it to matter.

It is the nature of having a successful career in politics and policy. Well, any successful career really.

I have been the subject of rumours, media scrutiny and even legal claims that were, at the end of the day, exposed as utter bullshit and were withdrawn without prejudice.

But not before they took their toll on my interpersonal relationships with my children, my spouse, my friends, my colleagues and my clients.

And I will never use any platform to do that to another man.

Nor will I use any platform to perpetuate those claims.

Why? Because at the end of the day, they exist to weaken our resolve and encourage us to just give up.

Public relations is war. Right now, we are engaged in a war with the most powerful adversary there is— government.

This is an institution with the power to use our own money against us.

So today I want to express to you all that I stand by Adam in his fight for the fair treatment of small business.

Really, if we do not have the courage to stand by our convictions when the going gets tough, then we have no business in the fight.

I will be ceasing the campaign within the next week.

Before I do, I would really love for us to hit that $350,000 target.

This is going to be a tough battle and I would hate to see it stall out for lack of resources.

For those of you, like me, whose resolve has only been strengthened by the recent petition campaign to “defund” our fight, I hope you will give one last time.

If each of us who receives this update contributed just $7 today, we would reach our goal.

Are you with me? Do you #standbyadam?

Anti-Free Speech Leftists Try to Shut Down GoFundMe for Adam Skelly 70

Anti-Free Speech Leftists Try to Shut Down GoFundMe for Adam Skelly

Stop The GoFundMe for Adamson BBQ

Lindsay Fraser started this petition to GoFundMe

If you have been following the news you have most likely heard of this self-righteous bro who owns a bbq joint in Etobicoke that is going against the provincial government’s mandates to protect the people. Whether you agree with these mandates or not, he is putting the lives of others at risk and selfishly breaking the law in order to gain fame and attention. This has led to him being arrested and charged, as well as tax payers money being wasted in the fight against his nonsense.

Now a third party (who does not know this man) has gotten involved and set up a GoFundMe to raise money for him so that he can fight the charges against him – which is nearing a quarter of a million dollars!

This is not right and I am asking GoFundMe to reevaluate what it’s platform should and should not be used for and to remove this so called “fundraiser” immediately. It’s setting a bad precedent for others, and giving money to a “rich kid” instead of to people and small businesses who actually need it.

He has made decisions in which he knew there would be consequences – and he should pay for them himself!

It is important to also note that this guy is not the “small business working-class hero” that he is trying to portray himself as. He is a white privileged anti-masker conspiracy theorist who comes from money and is known in Toronto for being an “attention seeker”. Earlier this year he was called out by the media after he had a public meltdown on Twitter over the Covid-19 pandemic and repeatedly referred to others as the R word.

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Fight Back Against the Medico-Stalinist Tyrants in Ontario — Adamson BBQ Legal Defence Fund

$288,714 raised of $350,000 goal


Fight Back Against the Medico-Stalinist Tyrants in Ontario — Adamson BBQ Legal Defence Fund

$288,714 raised of $350,000 goal



Barry McNamar is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Adam Skelly.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/adamson-bbq-legal-defence-fund

Amidst the slough of politicians, media and citizen fear mongers supporting irrational COVID  “public health orders” that shut down small businesses while allowing corporate big-box stores to remain open… one small business is standing up for the rights of the “little guys” like you and me to get out and earn a living too.

Ontario’s Adamson BBQ has been opening every day to serve people lunch. And owner Adam Skelly is paying a high price for carrying that cudgel of liberty. Over the past 24 hours he’s been hit with numerous fines totalling tens of thousands of dollars for violating unconstitutional and draconian COVID “public health orders.”

All because he refuses to let your politicians—who are out there enjoying their fat salaries that we all pay for, wag their fingers at us and tell us we don’t have a right to earn a living too. After all, “we’re all in this together” right?

I don’t know him but I do know that guys like Adam are in short supply during this overblown COVID nonsense. And he deserves our support. 

So c’mon.

If we’re not going to be out there leading by example, let’s at least kick in $100, $75, $50 or whatever you can afford to help Adam fight this fight for us. 

If we’re not willing to kick in a few bucks to help Adam fight for our freedoms, then maybe we don’t deserve them. 

Don’t put this aside for later. Every fine, every police visit, every daily scolding by some fat cat politician is chipping away at Adam’s courage. Show him that he’s not alone.

Donate now.

The Great Canadian Barbecue Rebellion — A Report by THE REBEL

https://www.rebelnews.com/barbecue_rebellion_day_3_owner_adam_skelly_arrested_at_adamson_bbq?utm_campaign=dm_bbq3_11_27_20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=therebel

On day three of what will now be known as “The Great Canadian BBQ Rebellion,” I returned to Adamson Barbecue to continue to cover the incredible anti-lockdown protest that was sparked by Adam Skelly’s civil disobedience.

Skelly reopened his little restaurant in defiance of the stage one lockdown that was imposed by in the Toronto region, drawing hundreds of hungry protesters who supported Skelly’s efforts to speak out against the lockdown madness. 

If you can believe it, Toronto police and public health enforcement officers changed the locks on Adamson Barbecue in an effort to prevent Skelly from opening his doors. Under the guise of ‘public safety,’ they attempted to prevent people from choosing to get a tasty meal at the family-owned establishment. 

And yet, I visited the Costco just down the road to find long lines and people packed into aisles like sardines in a can! Hypocrisy much?

In this video, I spoke to Adam Skelly about his flame-broiled defiance of the lockdown measures hurting small businesses just before he was arrested by Toronto police for trespassing on his own property! 

Take a look at our footage, and ask yourself the question: Is this really the direction we are headed as a county?

If you’re a small business owner like Adam who is choosing to open your doors in peaceful defiance of the lockdown, you can tell us your story at iWillOpen.com. You can also pitch in a donation to help us fight the fines of Canadians cited for breaking arbitrary COVID-19 violations on our FightTheFines.com page.

Ford/Tory’s Medico-Stalinist Police State Changes the Lock on A Businessman’s Door, Hauls Him of n Handcuffs & Cops Illegally Block a Road for Hours to Prevent Supporters from Rallying to His Defence

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/police-city-officials-locksmith-at-adamson-barbecue

LIVE UPDATES: Adamson Barbecue owner put in handcuffs

Nov 26, 2020  •  Last Updated 6 minutes ago  •  2 minute read

Adamson BBQ owner Adam Skelly is led away from his restaurant by Toronto Police as supporters tried to wrestle him away on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Photo by Jack Boland /Toronto Sun

BREAKING: ADAM SKELLY HAS BEEN LED AWAY IN HANDCUFFS. FOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STORY

Adamson Barbecue owner Adam Skelly, who has been refusing to follow a provincial lockdown order, has been arrested after officials locked him out of his restaurant Thursday.

Skelly had told the Sun that police told him if he messed with the door that had its locks changed he would be charged with obstruction of justice. He was taken away in handcuffs.

Toronto Police confirm that arrests have been made and officers remain at the scene. “We continue to ask for calm and cooperation,” the force tweeted.

Cops say a second man was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

Adamson BBQ owner Adam Skelly is led away from his restaurant by Toronto Police on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Photo by Jack Boland /Toronto Sun

More to come…

Mayor John Tory appeared on CNN Thursday morning, making it clear Adamson Barbecue will not be serving its slow-cooked beef on this day.

“He won’t be opening today, I can assure you that,” Toronto’s mayor told the American network on that country’s Thanksgiving.

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Not long after that quote started to move around Toronto media came word that the city had raided the Queen Elizabeth Boulevard restaurant with hired locksmiths.

The city told reporters on the scene that under order of public health they had changed the locks on the restaurant.

Skelly was joined by a crowd of supporters outside his restaurant. “Need locksmith & other hands at Etobicoke asap,” he had posted in an Instagram story earlier.

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On Wednesday, he told the Toronto Sun he not only fully intended to open today but would bring “five times” the amount of food to serve everybody.

He said this despite receiving nine tickets for various alleged (non criminal code) violations under several jurisdictions.

Skelly was ignoring earlier rulings from the province and then a closure order from Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. Eileen De Villa.

Toronto Polcie officers block the side door outside Adamson Barbecue on Queen Elizabeth Blvd. Thursday, November 26, 2020. Photo by Jack Boland /Toronto Sun

Meanwhile, a man named Barry McNamar has started a GoFundMe account to help Skelly with his legal costs.

“I don’t know him but I do know that guys like him are in short supply during this overblown COVID nonsense and he deserves our support.”

Skelly has been a major big thorn in the side of Premier Doug Ford and Mayor John Tory this week.

Supporters and Toronto Police outside Adamson Barbecue on Queen Elizabeth Blvd. on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Photo by Jack Boland /Toronto Sun

“I was nice to the guy yesterday, but buddy, let me tell you something, you’re putting people’s lives in jeopardy,” Ford said Wednesday.

Tory’s frustration abut the situation was highlighted in a news release late Wednesday that said, “Neither Mayor John Tory nor city council direct enforcement of any kind,” however, “following (Tuesday’s) confusing series of events, caused in part by the fact the regulations are brand new, the mayor indicated he was dissatisfied with the outcome of the Adamson matter, asked repeated questions, and was assured at this morning’s COVID-19 Strategic Command Table meeting that there was alignment and that the various authorities were ready for an anticipated repeat opening.”

This occurred Thursday morning with the changing of the locks of Adamson Barbecue.