His deli was going under and did this stunt, thinking it would bring in the cash like Memories Pizza. This guy doesn’t care about his heritage; he only cared about the scam.
 April 17, 2015 at 4:04pm
What’s wrong with my jacket?
 April 17, 2015 at 10:55am
Poor child. Gonna end up needing some serious therapy one day.
 April 16, 2015 at 3:00pm
Nope. I made billions in the stock market. If you need some tips, come visit me at my office. It’s in the men’s room at Arnolds.
 April 16, 2015 at 11:39am
Thank God I have enough property that my kids have plenty of space to roam free without having to worry about over-zealous do-gooders and cops hauling them off to CPS because they had the audacity to walk down the street.
So you're not over the Cunningham's garage anymore?
 April 14, 2015 at 4:45pm
In the mid-90′s when I was sixteen I got a summer job working at an Albertsons in Baton Rouge. Percy Sledge would come in from time to time to do his shopping. Us grocery baggers would recognize his car in the parking lot, and would keep a look-out for him in the checkout lines. When spotted, we would just about knock each other over trying to be the first there to bag his groceries and take them out to his car. Why? Because he would tip us $20 bucks! Overall though he was a nice guy and treated you good even if you were just a lowly grocery clerk.
 April 13, 2015 at 1:24pm
Simmons is a beast. He is only an average hitter, but his defensive skills make up for it. There was another great play yesterday by an outfielder for the Astros; can’t remember his name. He stole an extra-inning, potential game-winning grand slam homerun. I don’t know who ended up winning though.
Funny you mention the pictures thing – it might work! When I had a 12 hour lay-over at Narita Airport in Tokyo, I ate a meal at the McDonalds there, and used a picture menu. Didn’t have any problems! Just pointed and told them how many of what I wanted, then paid a billion yen for it. lol
 April 9, 2015 at 1:12pm
Matt, I can say that at at least one Chik-fil-a, it is not forced. My sixteen year-old niece has been working at one for about six months now part-time, and she says everyone there is nice and has a good attitude. She says the managers treat them well, and that the overall company seems to care about their employees.
 April 9, 2015 at 10:12am
I went to a Burger King recently and placed a to-go order for five people. I wrote down, in the simplest terms possible, what I wanted my order to be. I handed the list to the cashier, who actually seemed happy to have it for a big order. They STILL jacked it up..mistakes were made on three of the five orders, and the orders were not complicated. These clowns think they deserve $15 an hour? I don’t think so. Someone can get PTSD trying to order at one of these places.
Never, ever had a problem at Chik-fil-a. Totally different work culture there.
You should have used pictures. Half of these people demanding $15 an hour are illiterate or have limited reading comprehension. That's why they state they "can't live" on the lower wages. Most people would consider a fast food job as a starter job and move up from there. But if you know you are not going to be able to get any other jobs then you as want to make sure you get paid.
This employee also realized she can make more money being on the government dole and wouldn't have worry about doing anything productive.
Yeah if you do anything more than order straight off the menu at BK then you're asking for trouble, and even then it's a crap shoot. And agreed that Chick-Fil-A is in a league of their own as far as fast food goes. Whether it's fake or forced I don't know or care, but they treat you with respect. At other fast food places you're lucky if you don't get a death stare with your order. I swear many would rather kill the customer than hand them their bag.
Chick-fil-a, best by far...only problem with ours is lack of parking because it is always PACKED.
Gurl had sum Bon Qui Qui attitude!
No TheFonz....It's more like that this generation of employees are so dysfunctional that they get PTSD just trying to cope with anything more complicated than pushing the pre-programmed keys that reflect the menu meal choice numbers that are pre-assembled meals to go. "Please give me a number 1 with a Coke". Any deviation from that pre-determined, pre-programmed formula menu options that are part of the computer ordering system throw them into a tizzy to deal with.
I've been ordering a "Whataburger, Number 1, with cheese, pickles and mayonnaise only, with a Root Beer" for years, and never had a problem with that order. But over the last year or two now, I've had several times that they have to look at the computer and see how to amend the order to satisfy the computers criteria to have that specific combination to ring up. So, some would repeat the order by saying, "A number 1, no onions, no tomato, no mustard, no lettuce?" Even then I'd get onions on the burger at times.
The lack of the ability for most of this generation to adapt to curve balls thrown at them is astounding.
If the job paid $15 an hour, this person would not have a job.
 March 26, 2015 at 4:41pm
When I lived in Australia I was walking from the train station to work one morning and noticed the local cop shop had their flag upside down. I went inside, and told them (nicely). They were embarrassed and had it correct quick-smart. So, these things happen.
 March 26, 2015 at 10:28am
I do not blame the children totally; they were encouraged to climb on it by their parents.
 March 5, 2015 at 4:14pm
“Fear is the opposite of love.”
I don’t fear them. I just don’t like them.
 March 5, 2015 at 12:44pm
Man, there are a lot of people in Washington, D.C. with a lot of time on their hands.
What’s that old saying? Satan finds work for idle hands or something like that.
 March 3, 2015 at 3:40pm
That’s what I think, too. I’d take Israel’s intelligence about Iran over ours any day. After all, Israel has the biggest dog in this fight – they’ve been the named target for any bomb Iran gets. You know damn well Israel knows every move Iran is making.
 March 3, 2015 at 12:42pm
Netanyahu is a voice in the wilderness, just as Churchill was in the 1930′s in his attempt to warn Britain and the world the dangers of the rising Nazi Party.
February 17, 2015 at 11:13pm
“Beck made it clear that America will not go to war with all Muslims, just as we did not go to war with all Germans. But just as Nazis were a “plague” who killed their own people, Beck said, so is the Islamic State.”
Fair enough. However, the citizens of those countries where the Islamic State has gained control do not rise up and fight them along side of us, then we are not responsible for what happens to you in the course of the fighting we engage in against the enemy. Lead, follow, or get out of the way. if you just sit there and your house gets blown up…well…
 February 6, 2015 at 9:35am
I hope he gets the job. My sixteen year-old niece works for Chik-fil-a and she loves her job and co-workers.
 February 6, 2015 at 9:29am
No one said everyone down here in the Bible belt was a prude; we just mind our business about it and don’t feel the need to broadcast it for the whole wide world to see. lol
That being said, I have no interest whatsoever in the book or the movie. I guess I’m a prude.
My understanding of the work "prude" is that is comes from "prudent", defined as "acting with or showing care and thought for the future."
Yep, I'm a prude.
 February 5, 2015 at 3:51pm
One evening my family and I went out to eat at our favorite restaurant. As in times past, while waiting for our food, all three kids and the wife are looking down at their “screens.” A little fed up, I took my own phone out and took a picture of them. Later, I showed the picture to them and told them how much I loved talking to them before the meal. They were actually embarrassed. Now, dinner time, at home or out, is no-phone time. They get left in the rooms or the car.
Dinner at the table every night no TV,phones,pods or pads.
Two weeks every summer no TV,txt ing,gaming no gadgets what's so ever.
The kids dread it but by day three or four they get used to it.
My favorite two weeks of the year.
As much as the phone culture bugs the heck out of me, maybe this guy sees whales all the time because he is on the water a lot, and maybe it was important, maybe he got a text about someone in need....and maybe not... Im must saying, we assume too much....
Good, more people need to do just that. My girl recently got her new android and does little more than text or take selfies: ugh.
I take my boat out all the time to simply read a book on the water. While I disagree with his politics, a perfect Sunday for me is getting off the dock by 10am, anchoring somewhere in or just off the inter-coastal, pulling out Jack London's Tales of the Fish Patrol, and ignoring the rest of the world. Likely including several appearances made by pods of passing dolphins.
If this guy enjoying reading The Blaze on his cell phone one afternoon is a sign of the times, I suppose me reading a book on my boat is a sign of times past.
Who knows, maybe he was reading an electronic version of Moby Dick and this whale was simply providing him the perfect environment for such a read.