U mm... Ok I get it, but what if the dog take a big wet loose crap on the floor of the restaurant....I mean, can this guy go nowhere without the dog...apparently he had friends and family with him...can they not act as the dog for an hour or two ? ...what about a service goat....can we bring a service goat in ? I can also see the local government health inspector leech fining them for dog hair and dog crap on the floor...they lose both ways...but ya ...I get it ...
Over 100 franchise restaurants, and 4 other chain restaurants under the Houlihan's name, yet they can only pony up $2,000?????? That's less than $20 per facility. Cheap a$$ corporate CEO decision. Ain't getting my $$ until they REALLY take care of this.
Here's another lack of common sense civilian story
Just maybe it's the chain's fault for not training their mgrs. properly. Don't want that person to lose their job. It's tough out there.
As a former combat vet I have to say that this whole service dog business is out and out stupid beyond measure. I live with severe PTSD and have lived with it for a very long while. I also live with long term injuries that cause me pain constantly on a daily basis and no damn dog is going to help me with either one of those two problems. What, are dogs now licensed psychiatrists?
Further, even if some dog could help me somehow "feel better" with my panic attacks I think I can safely leave it home for a couple hours while I go out to dinner. The dog will be fine and I can handle any PTSD related issues that may or may not arise while I am out.
This whole service dog thing has gotten entirely bat-shhitt crazy. Now, if the dog was a combat veteran, not only would I take em to the restaurant with me, but the dude would have a seat at the table along with a beer and some food with us.
Ok, off-topic time....Actually, this is more of a rant.
I understand that there may be vets out there that have a need for a service dog, I have absolutely no issue with that.
What I have an issue with, is why they gave him a Labordoodle....Come on, man! A Labordoodle?!
What? We can't give this man a German Shepard? A Boxer? A Rhodesian Ridgeback? Ok, how about a Standard Schnauzer or Irish Terrier?
Labordoodle? The only puffy fluffy dog a man should ever have is a Tibetan Mastiff or akin to such. Even a Kerry Blue would have been 5x better than a Labordoodle.
 May 27, 2015 at 4:00pm
With Obozo as CIC, what possibly could go wrong?
 May 27, 2015 at 12:52pm
May 27, 2015 at 11:58am
Blackspeak – you wrote:
“Would you mind sticking to the topic at hand? What do you proposed to fix the nation’s deteriorating water and sewer systems?”
Are you referring to all those shovel ready jobs? Try to account for all the money squandered by this administration, and others before you “speak”. The state of NY just spent over 200 million just to rebrand their state services logos. It could have been used to rebuild infrastructure, It won’t fix all of the issues, but wouldn’t hurt to start, no?
How about keeping out tax dollars HERE, in this country, instead of sending it to parts unknown.
A waste for sure.
May 27, 2015 at 11:51am
You mean all those stormwater catchbasins and conduits,draining the road surfaces that usually has no treatment before a direct discharge into a waterway – aka: “Waters of the US?”
So – I guess you’re correct – we’ll need to have a new tax on that as well.
May 27, 2015 at 11:46am
gert….why yes, I’ve inspected many…
They’re called CAFO”s, (look it up) which are already regulated for point source discharges and manure management, just to name a couple of items. Not arguing the concept of watershed management, but over-regulation, yup.
The management plan can be a foot thick of paper.
May 27, 2015 at 9:14am
Blackspeak – please inform us in detail about your apparent vast knowledge in water resource management. Then I may decide to debate you, until then keep thinking that it’s no problem for the government to be involved.
May 26, 2015 at 3:46pm
Having worked on a research vessel for a number of years, I’ve had plenty of time witnessing launch follies! If you’re ever bored and want to have some laughs, go to a popular launch – especially on a holiday, and sit back and watch.
The question is, "Who is behind the curtain or pulling Obama's strings?" He seems to need the tele-prompter to make a decision.
 April 7, 2015 at 11:00am
I’m sure he really meant “13 months”…..Stay the course.
 April 7, 2015 at 10:34am
And now that I think of it, let’s define a “sociopath” – better yet, do some research and find out for yourself before you make a claim such as yours. I love it when progressives such as you attempt to use terms that don’t apply, especially to someone you don’t even know!
Now go write some sentences, and clean the chalkboard too!
April 7, 2015 at 10:09am
And he still smiled, ja-rookie
April 7, 2015 at 10:08am
And he still smiled, ja-rookie.
 April 6, 2015 at 1:06pm
He’s a lawyer, there Cap’n, Krunch. No need to worry, eh?