Breaking News: A Liberal Acted Like A Total Jerk

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

So, this guy. Drivin’ up in his Prius, bursting with joy and righteousness about his purpose-driven life of haughtily lecturing minimum wage workers who should be ashamed of themselves for daring to have a job at a place that gives corporate donations dude does not agree with. And then, at the end, explaining to the calm pretty redhead, who manages to keep her pleasant demeanor throughout his harangue, don’t worry, it’s not like he’s a fag. Yeah, he’d totally let her give him a handy. (You know he was thinking it.)

Anyway, dude got fired from his job for going around treating people like shit. Sucks, dude. Maybe be nicer.

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actor212 August 3, 2012 at 11:59 am

Somewhere, James O'Keefe has an even smugger look on his face

MadBrahms August 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Why is that "somewhere" never prison? Why?!

nounverb911 August 3, 2012 at 11:59 am

Well it was bound to happen, eventually.

fuflans August 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm

merely proving the truism that most everyone in AZ is an asshole.

(any present company excepted of course)

Barb_ August 3, 2012 at 11:59 am

Today is Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A. Anyone wanna go?

MadBrahms August 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Most of us were with you right up until "…at Chick-fil-A"

YouBetcha August 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I'm in. Order me an arugula and shaved parmesan salad, and a Pellegrino.

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Barack! Is that you?

ElPinche August 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Sorry, chick-fil-A is fresh out of that. How about fried pink slime chicken finely breaded with pigs hooves with a side of genetic altered potatoes deeply fried in animal lard?

YouBetcha August 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Is it halal?

ElPinche August 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm

If that means salted with chlorinated sea salt and emu beaks, then yes.

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I'm in as long as we don't have to actually eat there.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I call dibs on Christina Hendricks!

MadBrahms August 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm

This would have been far more entertaining in Asheville.

actor212 August 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Say, aren't this guy's First Amendment rights being violated? He was fired for voicing an opinion. Where's Sarah Palin? Mike Huckabee? Rick Santorum?

Texan_Bulldog August 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Stuffing their gobs at Chick-Fil-A.

Guppy August 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

The first amendment guarantees you the right to voice your opinion, so long as your opinion agrees with your employer's.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

The guy who got fired may be a douche, but the guy who fired him issued a statement about how much their company values freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, and then fired his ass.

Lazy Media August 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm

That's not what your First Amendment rights are. The government can't use prior restraint to stop you from speaking. That's it. If you say something objectionable, it can have consequences, from prosecution (for shouting fire in a theater) to a libel suit.

Unless this smug prick had a "right to blatant douchebaggery" clause in his CEO contract, the company can fire him for just about any reason. It's not like he's a wage worker who comes under the Fair Labor Practices Act.

nounverb911 August 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I bet this guy yells at customer service reps in India too, also.

johnnyzhivago August 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

We have a new gag around here, when the India calls come asking us to switch our electric power supplier. They call my business # which is at home – and ask to speak to the person "in charge". I hand the phone to my kids who end up tying them up for 20-30 minutes passing the phone back and forth as they make up accents pretending to be confused and needing to put a higher level boss on the line.

emmelemm August 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

That's sheer fucking brilliance, right there.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

*sings*
"Well it's bad, bad, johnnyzhivago,
Baddest man in all of Chicago,
Badder than Doktorzoom,
and meaner than a BigSkullfuckingDog"

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm

glad to know my reputation is intact.

Lascauxcaveman August 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I've done the thing where I pretend to be sort of interested in whatever their selling, then try to steer the conversation around to "Hey, you sound kind of cute, ummm… you want to maybe meet for for coffee or something, sometime?"

Estproph August 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

So James O'Keefe has a brother. Who knew?

One_who_wanders August 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Dicks come in all flavors, or so I have heard.

kittensdontlie August 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I am not gay and I have heard that also. Did I mention that I don't believe I am gay…ok then.

Gratuitous World August 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Maybe you should "upper decker" their toilets. That would really show those bigoted executives.

Goonemeritus August 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I’m off to scream at the Tim Horton’s drive through about Canada’s shameful behavior in the war of 1812.

An_Outhouse August 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

you started it, fuckers

WABishop August 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm

You wanna end it, pal?

anniegetyerfun August 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Don't call me pal, bud.

WABishop August 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Don't call me bud, chief.

Goonemeritus August 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm

In the States we leave it up to the parents to decide if their children should be told about Canada’s existence. In my 18 years of formal education Canada never came up even conversationally. Anyhoo didn’t England pressing our sailors start the kerfuffle?

Guppy August 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Yeah, it was the British insisting that they own all people born in Ireland, always and forever.

emmelemm August 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Well, I learned all about Canada in school, but that's only because I live in a state that borders our nation's hat, and back in the 80s, Canadian money was cheap enough that it was worth it to drive up there.

anniegetyerfun August 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I remember that! Shopping in Canada was such a treat.

viennawoods13 August 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Ahem. If you read the speeches by the war hawks in the Senate, you will find that the real reason for the war was that they wanted to get their grimy paws on southwestern Ontario. Over my ancestors's dead bodies, dammit!

Beowoof August 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I grew up in Niagara Falls NY, we used to ride our bikes to Canada. Swimming at Dufferin Islands park and smuggling home firecrackers for the 4th. A dime and we could go over the Rainbow Bridge. Lots of good times, in very cool and well done parks. Also, lots of sneaking into museums. Who knew that walking backwards would work to get you into Madam Tussaud's wax museum.

Beowoof August 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm

We could yell at them because the the Maple Leafs suck, and Tim used to play for the Leafs. Makes as much sense as this guy bugging this girl for where she works. Oh and from our conversation the other day Tim's coffee is roasted in Rochester.

Goonemeritus August 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Is it really, where?

Beowoof August 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Mushroom Blvd in Henrietta. Which is a little industrial park, behind Home Depot on Jefferson.

Goonemeritus August 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Cool

glasspusher August 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

How close is that to the Great, Great House of Guitars?

anniegetyerfun August 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I feel like yelling at them for having a team with the word "leafs" in the name.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I feel the same way about "Carl's, Jr." Also, what's up with Gilbey's Gin? Shouldn't it be either Gilbey's Gin or Jilbey's Jin?

viennawoods13 August 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Well, to be fair, we just call them the "Make You Laffs", anyway.

viennawoods13 August 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Go Habs.

viennawoods13 August 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

That might explain why the coffee SUCKS.

Beowoof August 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Extra creme always makes it passable, and they have pretty good sausage biscuits in the morning.

johnnyzhivago August 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm

My money is that this is a wingnut trying to discredit liberals – or a liberal pretending to be a wingnut pretending to be a liberal trying to discredit wingnuts.

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm

My underwear was on the outside at the end of that sentence!

TavariousChinaSmith August 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Or he might be a douchebag pretending to be a liberal pretending to a wingnut pretending to be a liberal trying to discredit closeted gays.

Blueb4sinrise August 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Dern, just linked to this below.

As rants go, pretty mild.

Fraudulently_Joe August 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I thought so, too. A little self-righteous, and a little too proud of himself for costing the corporation the $0.003 cents it cost them to make that cup and fill it with tap water, but, having been on the other side of the window from a customer (patient) intent on berating me for something that has nothing to do with me, I've seen way, way worse.

memzilla August 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Of course, this guy sees no irony in his driving a Japanese car with components manufactured by the exact same corporation which manufactured the Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero, which attacked Pearl Harbor.

Billmatic August 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Well it's probably built here in the country, as opposed to anything made by an American company.

An_Outhouse August 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm

traitor

BaldarTFlagass August 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Or as one of my xenophobic right-wing college professors called them (and all Nipponese cars), "Japanese Beetles."

emmelemm August 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

A friend of mine and I were talking about our WWII-Pacific Theater-serving grandfathers, and how they were both generally racist (all around), but particularly hated Japanese people, and ranted constantly about Japanese cars.

As she pointed out, her gf would rant about Japanese cars, but saw no problem buying a Mercedes or BMW. (My grandfather was never rich enough to buy a Mercedes or BMW anyway.)

ChillBill August 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

If you are gonna try to bully somebody, make sure you are driving a Hummer.

Angry_Marmot August 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Or offering one.

SheriffRoscoe August 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

The guy is making the world a better place, one harangue at a time.

Biff August 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

The Lone Haranguer rides again!

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm
AutomaticPilot August 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Why did he feel the need to clarify that he wasn't gay?

Fukui-sanYesOta August 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I expect it's because he's a dipshit.

One_who_wanders August 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Give that man a prize!

mookwrthwilson August 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm

It might have been the guy in the passenger seat giving him a handy while this all went down.

viennawoods13 August 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Not that there's anything wrong with that…

Fukui-sanYesOta August 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Some of the fellow members of his "Smug Prius Owners' Club" might be gay.

Biff August 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Perhaps he doth protest too much.

actor212 August 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Well, it was Chik-fil-A. They wouldn't serve him if he was.

MadBrahms August 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Just be glad it didn't come in the form of "no homo", a fad which has mercifully passed (right? please?)

Billmatic August 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I'm not gay or nuthin but unicorns kick ass.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I don't much care for sentences that start, "I'm not a feminist, but…"

AutomaticPilot August 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

My favorite are the ones that start, "I'm not a racist, but…"

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

"Why did he feel the need to clarify that he wasn't gay?"

Possibly because there's always that segment of the population who thinks they can invalidate any argument, about any subject, by calling someone gay?

DerrickWildcat August 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

That wasn't very nice.

Dr. Nick Riviera August 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

So that's 500,000 to 1. The media will declare "BOTH SIDES DO IT!"

ChillBill August 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Can't wait for David Brooks to weight on the issue.

ManchuCandidate August 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

It is now Adam Smith's invisible paycheck.

Adam Smith is a fucking Asshole.

Fukui-sanYesOta August 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm

YAY HASSLE SOME POOR BIRD AT A DRIVE-THRU WINDOW!

FIGHT THE POWER!

She was gracious and pretty much awesome.

I reckon the students who might be sitting in raped him and took a shit on his car. At least, that's what Breitbart said they'd do.

b[redact]opple August 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I'm in favor of committing hate-crimes against Prius owners, for all sorts of reasons.

Also, too, that "I'm totally heterosexual" line is my favorite. You hear it all the time — " I'm totally for gay marriage for my gay friends, but just want to make this disclaimer so nobody gets the wrong idea, ha ha." yeah, fuck you.

One_who_wanders August 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

And it's that nervous Heh – heh kinda laugh. That makes you doubt everything he is saying.

Beowoof August 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Yes, the I'm not gay, I just like to suck cock defense. Defending the gays and then stigmatizing them in the same effort. What a douche bag.

mookwrthwilson August 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Well that's 1…but we definitely have some serious catching up to do in the "Acting Like a Jerk" category…

actor212 August 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Yea, the execution was a little sad, but the judges did mark him up on style points.

Still, we could learn a lot from the Russian coaches.

MLHencken August 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Hiptard bullshit, for freedom.

mavenmaven August 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm

It was Spanky2b pretending to be a Wonkette commentator.

Terry August 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm

This is sort of what I have against protesting or boycotting franchise places. You're made at the corporation. The person who owns the franchise or works there has no say in the corporation owner's opinions. The locals may actually agree with YOU. But, the locals have to take the brunt of the actions that were meant for the corporate guy. Doesn't seem fair.

proudgrampa August 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm

You're absolutely right. Franchisees are at the bottom of the food chain, so to speak, and quite often are at odds with their corporate masters.

Fraudulently_Joe August 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Not to defend douchebags bein' douchebags, but it's actually worth reading about Chick-fil-A on that particular point, as it's very clear that the Cathys really do make an active effort to limit franchises and advancement to people who buy into the christianist elements of their corporate culture, and that this does end up carrying over somewhat into the sort of work environment it fosters, which of course recieves no balancing effect from corporate policy.

From where I stand, that looks like a thoroughly toxic corporate culture that does translate to franchise-level problems. Which, together with the issue of corporate profits financing hate campaigns, certainly justifies a boycott in my book. Being a dick to individual employees, though? Not so much.

Terry August 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I'm not defending ChikFilA, although I have to admit to having eaten a few of their (delicious) sandwiches when I lived down south. I was speaking more in general.

The Cathys are terrible. I agree with you wholeheartedly.

Guppy August 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm

On the contrary, Wendy's lets franchisees put whatever they damn well please on their signs:
http://www.wbtv.com/story/19168811/wendys-owner-i

BoroPrimorac August 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

The boycott would also serve to discourage potential franchisees from buying one of those joints, no?

bobbert August 4, 2012 at 7:32 am

Boycotting anything is always tricky. It is all but guaranteed that there will be unexpected side-effects. But what can you do? There is no way to selectively boycott corporate HQ.

The local franchise owner must be aware of the corporate owner's opinions (they tend to promulgate them). Whether or not the franchisee agrees with the corporate POV, if he/she does not take visible action to oppose it, it's the same as agreeing. To a compliant franchisee, I'd say "You've tied yourself to the corporate brand, so you get to share the brand's ups and downs".

Now, it's also true that the point of a boycott is to encourage a global change in behavior. If it turns out that you can only generate an effective boycott at the extremities of the corporate footprint, there is probably no point in continuing. This may be the case with ChickenFuckinA.

freakishlywrong August 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I'd say he was a rightwing tool, except he said he was hetero.

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

If you have to say it…

WABishop August 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm

He probably ends every conversation that way. Buh-bye, no gay!

SorosBot August 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

And this one unknown liberal being a douchebag will be equivalent to Republican Senators and Congressmen, just like random Daily Kos commenters are, according to our media.

Fukui-sanYesOta August 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

They're 1:1 equivalent dontchaknow.

Billmatic August 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Our overwhelmingly liberal media, don't forget.

BarackMyWorld August 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Correction: HATE-SITE Daily Kos, per Bill O.

Beowoof August 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Well they probably hate Billo, but pointing out the factual errors in the stuff he says on air.

Baconzgood August 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

What a jerk.

PuckStopsHere August 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm

At least he wasn't wearing a tri-cornered hat with teabags hanging off of it. Who would do that?

fuflans August 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm

i know this guy.

Fukui-sanYesOta August 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Hopefully not in the biblical sense.

fuflans August 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

metaphorical only.

not even my ex husband the cleveland indians fan was this much of a tool.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

We *all* know this guy.
Some of us have even dated him.

Callyson August 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Oh, fuck this guy. I worked one summer at a Carl's Jr, whose founder was an anti choice fundie–I got out of that job a little while after I heard about that but it took a little time to hook up with another job, and I would not have appreciated having a customer like this to deal with in the meantime.

Dude, just don't spend your money there–or go join the counter protests if you like. But leave the minimum wage slaves alone FFS…

kittensdontlie August 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Sometimes you just want to try a little order-taker intervention…yea it never works, but you just gotta try. He will catch on sooner or later…

edgydrifter August 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

In a more perfect world, Rachel and Adam would each have the other's income.

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Alright, which one of you fuckers is Adam…aww, fuck it.

Limeylizzie August 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I was thinking that, I know that is a Wonketteer or more likely Daily Kos person.

Guppy August 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Pfft, doing what he did would require going outside and talking to people.

Why do you think I'm here all day?

MissTaken August 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Obviously the bitch set him up.

Fukui-sanYesOta August 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Didn't you watch the video? She was asking for a self-righteous haranguing by a douchebag.

You could tell by the way she kept her composure and was really nice.

Beowoof August 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Yep, acting more professional than the alleged professional.

SayItWithWookies August 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Making the world a better place — it does not start with being a prick to people who aren't part of the problem.

fuflans August 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

dude was a CFO.

huh.

Beowoof August 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I do believe the best word there is, was.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Excuse the repost from the other thread, but that makes me think there was something suspicious going on.
The fact that he was a CFO suggests that he could beat up "some minimum wage nobody" with a baseball bat and not get fired — provided he kept shoveling in the money for his company.

Nibbler of Niblonia August 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

customers give feedback to employees. employees tell their shift manager. the manager tells the franchise operator. the franchise operator tells the regional manager. the regional manager tells their corporate boss. the corporate boss tells the CEO and the board.

Although prius guy was kind of inarticulate and douchey about it, people have every right to go to a Chick-fil-A as a customer and say, "please tell your boss's boss's boss's boss that I think they should reconsider things before it affects business, e.g. I won't shop here anymore."

SheriffRoscoe August 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I'd wager that this particular display of dissatisfaction with the corporate culture directed at a front-line employee in uniform and first-name-only name badge, was as ineffective as it was douchey.

HistoriCat August 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Probably more like "employees tell their shift manager, who doesn't want to hear about it because the people above him are assholes who don't give a shit what the little people think and besides, they're falling behind on orders."

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm

This, exactly. On a day-to-day basis this is how most corporations operate. Communication works its way downstream MUCH faster than upstream. Especially when dealing with minimum wage workers.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I remember reading somewhere that the guy who worked in some drugstore (not Walgreen's, I don't think) was required to ask "may I help you?" repeatedly (which does sound kind of annoying). He thought it was stupid, so he didn't do it, and the manager put a reprimand in his personnel record. So he did it, and sure enough, the customers got annoyed and left the store. The third or fourth time this happened, he turned around to his manager, who had seen the whole thing, and asked, "Why are you requiring me to say and do something that *makes customers leave the store*?" His manager shrugged and said something like, "whattya want from me? the corporate office says we have to do it."

This makes me think that upper management is not receptive to customer feedback.

Callyson August 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Also–OK, how many of the straight male Wonketteers or gay female Wonketteers want to do the nice cashier?

I'm going with AOTK…

MissTaken August 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I'd do her

and I'm a nice girl by the way, and I'm totally heterosexual.

SorosBot August 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

You're trying to turn all of Wonkette on again, aren't you?

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

We'lll look for you two at today's Kiss In.

Blueb4sinrise August 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Welllllllllllllllllllllllllll…………

pdiddycornchips August 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Slightly OT but how the fuck is Chick a Fil the dominant story this week? Someone is making a shitload of bank off this little trip down the rabbit hole.

Fuck Chick a Fil, fuck their owners, fuck this douchebag, fuck the media for saying "Chick a Fil" on TV 400,000,000,000 times this week, fuck the chickens too.

ElPinche August 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Keep fuckin that breaded chicken.

Yeah, never gave a shit about diabetes factory. This reminds me a Bill Hicks rant on marketing. They're going for the "righteous indignation dollar" and the "anger dollar."

OneYieldRegular August 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm

With that kind of talk, you are going to make it very difficult for Chick-Fil-A to open a franchise in Syria once whatever might be happening there calms down.

Advn2rgirl August 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Are we talking about Mitt's tax returns?

Also, how does the Kiss-In and the attendant free advertising hurt the company's bottom line, again?

Billmatic August 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Do you not have facebook?

hollywooddood August 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I wish some of my co-workers would get fired for being jerks.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I wish some members of Congress would get fired for being jerks.

Not_So_Much August 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Yes Adam, the (probably) single mom working three sub-minimum wage jobs is exactly the right person to go after, you fucking douchecanoe..

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Michael Moore went to GM HQ when he had a beef about GM. There should be no cameras on cellphones, to save numbnuts like this from their own half-baked ideas.

lloydstool August 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm

That was David Brooks, thinly disguised, prankin' on the Libtards. I'm no homo, but I feel a Dirty Sanchez comin' on, Dave.

C_R_Eature August 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Lighten up, Francis. All you need is a Cephalopod Friday.

Blueb4sinrise August 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm

COOOOOOOOOOOOL.
Needs a soundtrack.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED5zRhtmlr4

C_R_Eature August 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Nice. And also, This.

ElPinche August 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm

It's like ranting to an employee of a fast-food franchise restaurant because of what the CEO of the company said……wait .

RadioBowels August 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I call bullshit.

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

So, apparently, did Mr. Smith's boss.

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I hope these nice women get just as much play as that jerk:

After hundreds of thousands of people ate dinner at his restaurants on Wednesday for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, one Georgia family, a same-sex couple and their two daughters, has invited Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy to have dinner at their house.
"I hope Mr. Cathy will join my family for dinner, where we can share a respectful dialogue about our faith, work and families here in Georgia," Alt said in a statement. "It's important that Mr. Cathy meet the people his company is donating millions to stand against."
"I'll even make chicken," Alt added.

"Without question, Dan Cathy has every right to voice his opinions and beliefs," Graddick said in a statement. "But he should meet and get to know the people that he's speaking out against – the people who are harmed by his company's multi-million dollar donations to anti-gay hate groups working to hurt everyday LGBT Americans and break apart loving families."
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/same

Nostrildamus August 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm

"I'll even make chicken," Alt added.

I doubt if Dan Cathy can stand to even look at a chicken any more.

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I don't know about that. Remember in "Super Size Me" they interviewed the ice cream heir? His Father and his uncle both died of heart attacks. Too much ice cream…

TavariousChinaSmith August 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Sorry, Dr. Grifter. There is no such thing as "too much ice cream."

elviouslyqueer August 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm

For the love of all that is good in this world, DO NOT read the comments on that link.

SorosBot August 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm

"Do not read the comments" is generally good advice for any mainstream media article; they really seem to have a knack for attracting the crazies.

Fraudulently_Joe August 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

"The bottom half of the Internet" is what my friends call it.

Wonkete comments are, of course, the power bottom of the Internet.

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Sadly, you are correct. Anyone who thinks racism is dead in American isn't reading the Yahoo! news comments.

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Thanks for that!

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

CK: Here on the Internets the rude and nasty have a million Fathers and Mothers; the nice folks appear to always be orphans.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Mr. Cathy would go over their house, and while sitting at their table eating their food, spend the entire dinner hour "explaining" to them that they're evil, abnormal, disgusting queers that God hates. Then he'd conclude that The Geigh is even more powerful and scary than he previously feared, since it's even corrupted these nice ladies, and redouble his contributions to the KKK or whatever the fuck hate organizations he's bankrolling

MozakiBlocks August 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Kinda of a bitchass move there Adam. If you didn't want her to work for Chick-fil-A, you could have offered her a job at your company. Well before you got fired.

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm

On the plus side, now she can put in a good word for him at Chick-fil-A.

An_Outhouse August 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I hate fat asses who wait in line for tens of minutes in their car for shit. Park, and at least get some exercise waddling into and out of the store.

BaldarTFlagass August 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

There's one in every crowd.

Soylent Green August 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Prius's are always going to be rolling vaginas.

karlamarx August 4, 2012 at 11:44 am

with that attitude dear soylent green we shall never make any head way against carbon based global warming. until the LOOKS of a car are less important than how it runs is more important to people like you, we shall die like frogs in a slowly heating pot of water, unconscious of our end. yeah. drive a mustang. it's really cool, dude. no. no a HUMMER. oh, wait. they're no longer the cool vehicle. everything we buy is a vote for how we want the world to be.
you guys are my FAVORITE commenters in all of blogland and i am non-plussed in having to speak truth to your power, but . . . that is my job.
that poor guy was filled with zeal, acted on his principles, gave the woman in the window some sound advice and you guys have made him out to be a jerk.
i am sad about this. you can do better.

Soylent Green August 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Correction: I drive a smart car (true) and even I think Prius's are rolling vaginas.

Exhausted66 August 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Guy In Prius Scores a Free Giant Styrofoam Cup.

Good work, dude.

proudgrampa August 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm

This was not cool.

And I don't care what he says, if he drives a Prius, he's fucking gay.

Guppy August 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Real communists ride mopeds!

mrblifil August 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

And Michael Moore and Rush Limbaugh are both fat.

MissTaken August 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm

And Al Gore, so global warming is a hoax.

SorosBot August 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Plus Al Gore has flown in planes and his house uses electricity, therefore he's a big fat hypocrite and there's no global warming!

Jerri August 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm

PRO-TIP: Shitting on people making minimum wage is the best way to make them hate you and everything you stand for, because fuck you you entitled fuck.

Um. Not that I spent a decade working in minimum wage service/retail jobs or anything.

(Still kind of working through some related pent-up rage there, evidently. Sorry. Carry on!)

karlamarx August 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

i worked in minimum wage too and the guy was RIGHT. she was not right. she was just pleasant. and i have plenty of rage at the whole fucking system. i'll bet you a MILLION DOLLARS she is not voting. or if she is, it's a republican vote.
because she does NOT PAY ATTENTION to the issues. he got inside her protected armor and maybe made a difference.
but i love you jerri. we are sisters. stay angry!

Jerri August 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

Yeah, no.

Limeylizzie August 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm

How adorable is she? Beautiful sparkly blue eyes , gorgeous ginger hair, it's like kicking a kitten. Dozy Ha'porth.

Thunderclees August 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm

CEO says something stupid.

Take it out on the woman working the drive-thru!

karlamarx August 4, 2012 at 11:52 am

he didn't take it out on her. he just pointed out that she was working for an asshole. since when is that wrong?
and didn't you see her buddy behind her smirking while she kept a straight (excuse the pun) face?
i love that guy.

Thunderclees August 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

he just pointed out that she was working for an asshole.

Did you miss the part around 1:50 when Mr. Smith asks the woman working a job at the f*ckin' drive-thru, "I don't know how you live with yourself?" I'm sure when she was a young girl, this was her dream: to work for minimum wage for a company that suddenly found itself at the center of a culture war shitstorm.

He went far beyond pointing out that she was working for an asshole. She's not her company's spokesman, but by presenting himself as a disgruntled customer at the point-of-sale, he places that onus on her, and he does it all to have some lulz on the internet.

and didn't you see her buddy behind her smirking while she kept a straight (excuse the pun) face?

Mr. Smith was more than welcome to direct his comments to someone other than the woman who did an admirable job of giving him his free water, and then serving as his punching bag. I have no sympathy for a guy who's ends may be just but whose means are just dickish.

Fraudulently_Joe August 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm

That's right, guy named Adam! Stick it to Dan Cathy, $0.003 at a time!

I mean, granted, if you hadn't done this, you could have kept your job, and then maybe donated a few thousand dollars to an activist group aimed at counteracting Dan Cathy's crap in a way that isn't completely counterproductive, but on the other hand, if you did things that way, you wouldn't have had the chance to berate a random fast food employee. So good job!

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm

This just proves that 99% of douchebags are conservative.

He is the 1%!!!!

Guppy August 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Don't give him so much credit. His "I'm totally not gay" spiel at the end? He was doing this to get tail, period.

Puffperney August 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Dickishness can be found on both ends of the spectrum.

BaldarTFlagass August 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Assholiness doesn't have a specific political leaning; although it does trend towards the right, this guy is an obvious outlier.

Puffperney August 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Agreed. Big list to starboard on the SS Assholiness!

OneYieldRegular August 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Doesn't anyone at Wonkette have a job opening? Someone who behaves that professionally while working for minimum wage in a drive-through window at a fast food joint should be given a reprieve from working at a place where all the customers now are total jerks.

At the very least: Dan Cathy, since you're now in need of a new PR exec, here's your candidate.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

"working at a place where all the customers now are total jerks"

Because only some of US are total jerks?

ElPinche August 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

You know there's a marketing hell spawn cackling right now.

An_Outhouse August 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I once chaperoned a high school class to visit NYC. We stopped at a burger king/McDonalds in Jersey – a whole bus load right at noon. All the people who worked there were just like that lady – awesome and professional. The bus driver warned us about hanging around outside because it was a 'shady' neighborhood. Fuck you, fat white bus driver. Not every person of color is here to slit your throat.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

He was probably afraid they were going to steal his bike.

C_R_Eature August 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

This is how one deals with Asshole customers.

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

My personal rude customer favorite:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2c0_1249654686

C_R_Eature August 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Perfect. Used to watch that every year. "You're Fucked!"

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Classic "Christmas" movie.

I believe the rental car lady was Herb Tarlock's wife on WKRP.

C_R_Eature August 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Used to watch this every Thanksgiving too, because traveling to see family still in NJ is like taking part in a great salmon spawning run full of people. Nightmarish at times.

I think you're right about WKRP. She played bit parts in a lot of comedies and she may have been a Second City Alum, too

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Chris Meloni is all KINDS of awesome!

C_R_Eature August 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

For a bit part in a weird movie, he really threw everything he has into it. I hear he did yeoman's work in that HBO Vampire thing too. I don't know directly because a) no HBO and b) excruciatingly tired of Vampires. Zombies, also.

Allmighty_Manos August 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Aren't boycotts supposed to hurt the targeted business?

Guppy August 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Boycotts are long-term. Like I said in the last Chick-Fil-A thread, the question isn't how their sales do on that one day, but how they do this quarter and the next.

anniegetyerfun August 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Harassing minimum wage workers is ALWAYS the best way to handle these things.

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Just as long as you have plans to eat somewhere else.

DahBoner August 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Driving up in his Prius

YOU DRIVE!!!?!!

rickmaci August 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Fucking holier than thou Prius drivers. Always have to remind you about how principled they are, about everyfuckingthing!

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Also people who make a big deal about what all they refuse to eat.

glamourdammerung August 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

And that kids, is the difference between the "sides": one fires the guy and the other would have put him on a pedestal.

docterry6973 August 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

He was ACTING like a jerk? I don't think that was acting.

chascates August 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Haha! Turns out all of us, to some degree, can do some stupid things and get called on it. Now that's equality!

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

This proves, conclusively and forever, that all liberals are assholes, that every tenet of the liberal philosophy is, at best, wrong, and at worst, evil, and that global warming is a hoax.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Has someone already pointed out the irony of this guy being named "Adam Smith"?

BZ1 August 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I'm a nice guy? but how can you live with yourself is total dissonance at play

Isyaignert August 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Rachel is awesome; she would make a great Ambassador to the U.N.

Thedongsofwar August 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I don't know. She wouldn't have that button if she wasn't one of the big wigs. Because that's how franchises work!

Lazy Media August 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

So, after a long bout of Internet research, I have determined the "Chick-Fil-A gives millions to hate groups" meme is not true. Chick-Fil-A's Winshape Foundation gave about $20,000 to blatant anti-gay hate groups in 2010, while giving about $2 million to neutral-to-positive religious charities like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. And spent another $3 million on their own do-gooder programs that have nothing to do with being anti-gay. That's based on reading Equality Matters' press release that claimed the whole $2 million went to bad people, mainly justified by guilt-by-association.

So, considering Chick-Fil-A isn't blatantly discriminatory against gay employees or customers, and their charitable giving is less than 1 percent evil, I have determined I can still buy their mediocre food with a good conscience. Your conclusion may very.

karlamarx August 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm

first of all, priuses are great and we should all be driving one or another of that kind of car. i am sick of people saying we prius owners are self-righteous snobs. we are trying to save the world, for god's sake. jeeeeeeezus.
second, the guy was not a jerk. he was right in describing the corporate mind set of chic fil A, which IS hate-filled AND serves crap to its customers, AND pays their employees minimum wage. double jeeeeeeezus.
and third how come he got fired for speaking his mind? he was only trying to do the right thing. he even told her to speak truth to power, which in my book is very important.
fourth, the server didn't have a clue as to the civil rights issue involved. being so uninformed means she doesn't care or she watches "Jerseylicious" or something. consequently she decided to parrot her boss's party line. there is no excuse for not being an informed person in this day and age. you have to REALLY try hard to not be up on what's going on in the world.
but driver boy is not totally blameless. he should have said something about the styrofoam drinking vessel he took.
not with you on this one, dear editrix.
but i love you.

not that Dewey August 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

"Both sides do it!"

-every amoral tv news or WaPo personality, ever

fishwharf August 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I hope the Chick-Fil-A management give this young lady a nice big raise, up to at least a living wage.

karlamarx August 4, 2012 at 11:54 am

ME, TOO. but it won't be because she's spoken out about it. i wonder if she'd ever carry a picket sign and walk the walk.
yeah. right.

ttommyunger August 4, 2012 at 9:23 am

The age of the inter-toobes is really catapulting the stupid right in our faces. Ugh!

Clancy_Pants August 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

I'll bet he listens to NPR but hasn't pledged a cent. Oh and he's totally NOT gay.. Did you get that. NOT GAY! (gay)

DahBoner August 4, 2012 at 10:55 am
anniegetyerfun August 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Don't call me “chief”, FRIEND.

Angry_Marmot August 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Their "sea salt" is actually made from evaporated tears collected at puppy mills in Iowa.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3iAZlIEmbU

Badass Guy: I'm not your Friendo.
Homer Simpson: But YOU said…!

Goonemeritus August 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

3 miles from where I work

Beowoof August 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm

About 15 miles on 590. House of Guitars is always an interesting place to poke around. Went last Christmas to get my brother-in-law the bass player a shirt to wear around in Vegas.

glasspusher August 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I went to RIT 29 years ago, my one failed year of college (I had many successful ones after that, though). Loved the commercials. I hope they're still going. How is Rochester? I'm bummed about Kodak. Considering I was in Imaging and Photographic Science at RIT, perhaps the switch in majors I did after that was not a bad thing…

Goonemeritus August 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

On the whole Rochester is doing well; the bigger companies that it banked on have been in decline for 25 years. The good news is that many people that left the big three started small businesses that continue to this day. Overall unemployment has been running 2% under the national average, housing prices are stable and the government which is split between Republican and Democrats is functional. The art scene and quality of life is great.

glasspusher August 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Good to hear! I liked it when I was there. I love snow…went to grad school in Cleveland, similar weather

ElPinche August 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I hate to know what their brown mustard is made of.

Tundra Grifter August 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Speaking of Christmas movies, there is a wonderful cameo by the late, great John Candy in "Home Alone." What a sweet guy.

An_Outhouse August 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Holy fuck! I didn't realize so many wonketeers live in WNY. Cool.

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