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What Horrible Thing Did This Muslim Couple Do To Get Kicked Out Of Innocent Congressman’s Subway Franchise?

Manager's police sketch of the Subway couple What has Louisiana Congressman John Fleming been up to since that time he got all freaked out over The Onion’s Abortionplex, and that other time he explained he would have to fire errbody in the world because you did not expect him to be able to feed his family on $400,000 a year, did you? Oh, not much. And he still isn’t up to much. It is not like he personally is staffing the cash register at his Shreveport, Louisiana, Subway sandwich franchise, refusing to serve people in Musliny-wear. He’s a congressman, duh. He has people for that! And obviously, the Muslim couple who were refused service in his franchise weren’t refused service for being Muslim. That would be illegal. They must have done something … inappropriate. Dude, they were being totes inappropriate, said the franchise manager, waving an audio tape of the conversation, lasso-style, around his head, before declining to let anyone actually listen to the tape. Seems legit! After all, green is green. Why would anyone refuse service to someone just for being different, when there is cold hard muneez to be made?

So what do we think the couple in question was doing that was “inappropriate”?

  • Being Muslim.
  • Adhering to the Islamic faith.
  • Probably being Muslim, right?

[TPM, thanks to Wonket operative “Lisa Z”]

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  • Beetagger

    Jared sounds like a Mooslim name to me.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Ja Red….hm, you're right!

      • thatsitfortheother1

        Jarhead.

    • eggsacklywright

      A member of the Third-rail subsect.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Or Superman's biological father.

  • Barbara_

    How ironic is this? Have you ever watched a Subway employee make a sandwich? They do it like they are trying to diffuse a bomb or something.

    • BadKitty904

      They taste kinda like one, too. Ugh.

      • Barbara_

        I hate Subway food and my husband likes it. That lingering yeast smell and taste from the bread is pretty gross.

        • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

          I always get my Subway fixins on flat bread instead of the rolls. Tastes better.

        • GhostBuggy

          Is that what that damn smell is? Whenever I go to Subway, I can smell it on my clothes all day. It's fucking weird.

          • http://Wonkette.com DemmeFatale

            Yes, it's that damn yeasty smell for their "bread."
            I'm an experienced baker, and no bread I've ever baked smelled like this.
            Plus, it gets hard when it cools.

            (BTW: that cranberry business from Thanksgiving makes a delicious filling for cookies when you drain it, (use the syrup for cocktails).

  • jdoleman

    Urinating in a public restroom?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Hey! Thar's a bukkit out back fer that!

    • http://wonkette.com/ outragedcitizen

      Urinating in a public, "Christians Only" restroom!

  • Not_So_Much

    Refused the pound of bacon add-on to their meal? Dead giveaway here in 'Murka.

    • Exhausted66

      Don't drag bacon into this.

  • http://www.marionstein.net Ground Zero Mostel

    Freaking out when the sandwich maker kept trying to sneak some ham onto the sandwich for fun?

    • Lot_49

      Ha ha, it's not ham. It's "ham," like all the cold cuts at Subway, which are remanufactured turkey parts whose exact names you wouldn't want to know.

  • ProgressiveInga

    "So what do we think the couple in question was doing that was 'inappropriate'?"

    Breathing Jesus-y air?

  • jdoleman

    Didn't have full long form birth certificate?

  • Texan_Bulldog

    So what do we think the couple in question was doing that was “inappropriate”?

    Well, for starters, they were a married couple in LA who weren't brother & sister first.

  • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

    I am totally boycotting this Subway franchise. I actually have been my entire life seeing as I've never been to Shreveport. But still! Boycott!!1!

    • BadKitty904

      We've been totally boycotting them for ages because their subs aren't very good.

  • dr_giraud

    They asked for Sharia sauce?

    • ElPinche

      Pcch! That's nothing but donkey sauce.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Subway: Eat Prejudice

  • Estproph

    Maybe they brought in a bag from Al Quizno's

  • RedneckMuslin

    Ordered their $5 footlong metrically? Subway workers don't do math.

    • http://www.wonkette.com WordSaladNation

      I read that as "Subway workers don't do meth," which is probably both true and untrue.

  • hagajim

    Does he not serve vamp's the True Blood either?

    • http://www.theearthdiver.com/?page_id=179 Cognitive Dissident

      we're talking about Shreveport, after all.

  • elviouslyqueer

    To be fair, this happened in Shreveport, which is basically Arkansas with marginally better dental hygiene.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      And a bath?

      • Jus_Wonderin

        Once a week, whether we need it or not.

  • arihaya

    The honorable Representative might be angry because the Muslins are clearly behind the establishment of Abortionplex.

  • TootsStansbury

    Aaked for falafel?

  • freakishlywrong

    Subway, (and Louisiana) is not halal, y'all.

  • http://zvibleindmeis.tumblr.com/ Spurning Beer

    Wait, there's behavior they consider inappropriate in Louisiana?

    • BadKitty904

      Yes. Singing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" or yelling "Go, Aggies!"

    • elviouslyqueer

      Shockingly, yes.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Shockingly, yes.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        That's some funny shit raht thar!

      • proudgrampa

        Two years for that??? Jesus Christ.

        • Guppy

          Don't fuck with LSU down there.

          Oh, and the scrotum thing, also, too, probably.

        • Guppy

          Don't fuck with LSU down there.

          Oh, and the scrotum thing, also, too, probably.

      • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

        College sports is a threat to traditional marriage!!1!

        • Guppy

          To the contrary: all the brain damage only encourages people to go through with a marriage!

          The later murder-suicides, on the other hand…

      • Lot_49

        Thirty-three years old and still acting like a drunken teenager. It's like he's from Alabama.

    • delaney_blom

      Having a BAC under .06.

    • Sassomatic

      This is North Louisiana, which is actually Arkansas, and full of Baptists that are always trying to tell the rest of us down "real" Louisiana we can't do stuff their Jesus Zombie does not like.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Not that I needed any more reasons to not eat at Shlubway. It's like a Deli, but for WASPs.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Not that I needed any more reasons to not eat at Shlubway. It's like a Deli, but for WASPs and white trash.

    • calliecallie

      ZINGERMANN'S LIBEL!

      Any real deli would feel libeled by that sentence. And by real I mean not Schlotzky's or McAlister's or any other chain of so-called delis, but a REAL deli, nu?

  • Hera Sent Me

    Dining while brown.

    Being different in a monotonous zone.

    Pronouncing "sandwich" with a guttural "w".

    Ululating without a permit.

    Asking if there was any pork in the chicken salad.

    Asking if there was any pork in the Pepsi.

    Suspicious lack of suspicious bulges.

    Asking do you have change for a 100 dinar note?

    • pdiddycornchips

      Changed the TV showing Swamp people reruns to Al Jeezera

  • ElPinche

    It's a Subway in the south. Anyone under 400 lbs not ordering party sized 8 footer and does not have shirtless kids running around with rickets flicking their lice into the deli bins is suspect of muslinism.

    • Negropolis

      I'm laughing my lungs out, here. It's hilarious 'cause it's true.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    They ordered a Quizno's

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Fuck a Subway and fuck a Quizno's. Schlotzky's roolz!

    • Terry

      OMG, that's one of the things I truly miss about living in Tx and La. Schlotzky's bread is awesome.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    I prefer Blimpie's, which uses locally grown and killed rat, not the imported shit.

    • Barbara_

      Blimpie's is pretty good. The rats wear proper hairnets and I like that.

    • Negropolis

      I like both Blimpies and Quiznos, but I'm not big on sandwiches to begin with.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Can we ask Josh to correct that TPM headline?

    Calling *any* Subway shop a "restaurant" is demeaning to real restaurants like Chuck E Cheese and Pizza Hut.

    • YouFail4eva

      Actor, do we need to stage an intervention regarding your dining habits? Join us at the Cheesecake Factory on Friday for talks!

  • nonbeliever7

    How long before Snowbilly personally supports Subway by ordering the Glen Rice footlong special?

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Schlotzky's libel!!1!!

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Now I'm craving a medium original, hold the olives.

      • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

        Agreed. Schlotzky's… when I used to work near one — had the best Thai personal pizza. Peanut sauce and carrots julienned on it, which sounded horrific til I actually tried it, became my favorite~

        • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

          That sounds like some kind of suntanned and blonde California Pizza Kitchen abomination!!

        • BaldarTFlagass

          I don't know what it's like in other states, but the Schlotzky's here in TX make their own bread and it's the best I have ever had, and has been for the 35 years I've lived here.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      We don't have a Shlotzky's. This is NYC. We have actual real delis with real food. We don't need no Texas faux Jews. Let Kinky eat 'em

      • proudgrampa

        I needs me a Carnegie pastrami on rye.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          The sandwich that can feed a battalion.

      • Texan_Bulldog

        We don't have a lot of sandwich shops here in Austin and very few delis–that I know of. The only two local sandwich shops I can think of are Delaware Subs & Thundercloud, both which are very good, but there are definitely more chains here. Mark Katz had a deli here for 31 years but they went bankrupt in 2010 so I assume he got his ass back to NYC.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          Yea, I'm just busting your chops. I think Shlotzky's is opening in Jersey next year, which trends along with who actually shops at Subways and Quizno's (and Blimpie's) up here: commuters and kids.

          But you ever get up here, we have a sandwich at the Second Ave Deli with your name on it.

        • HistoriCat

          So much for "Katz's never closes!"

          (Still open in Houston though …)

  • BadKitty904

    They are pretty disgusting.

    We either go to our local Mom'n'Pop joint, which has been making the bestest subs since 1958, or to the Publix grocery deli counter, wh/ makes a mean sub for a reasonable price. These chain joints are mostly lame.

    • Barbara_

      BadKitty, there is a bakery in Vegas called "Great Buns." i go there once a month and stock up on their sub rolls and make my own when I can. Now if I could just find somewhere around here that sells Tastykakes.

      • http://www.wonkette.com WordSaladNation

        I go to a website called "Great Buns" sometimes. It ain't about bread, if you know what I mean!

    • bikerlaureate

      No Boar's Head, though. Yuck.

      • BadKitty904

        I've never understood the point of Boar's head products – I've looked at the ingredients and they're no better than Publix's…

  • MacRaith

    It was, of course, the Muslims who were discriminating against the congressman by attempting to eat in his restaurant. Obviously.

  • BadKitty904

    *applauds*

  • Estproph

    Yeah – brushing teeth.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Now the veggie sub might be, if you consider the fact the cheese is not cheese but a cheese-like plastic.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Breathing through your nose?

  • BoatOfVelociraptors

    They were denied a Biden sized meal!

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Joke's on them Subway people! Muslims invented sub sandwiches! (I just made that up).

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      EARL OF SUBSANDWICH LIB EL!

  • not that Dewey

    If the soda fountain won't come to Mohammed…

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I'm just surprised that this didn't happen here in Texas first.

    • Terry

      Northern Louisiana has more in common with Texas and Arkansas than it does with South Louisiana. Folks get humorless from about mid-State and northward.

      Fun fact. South Louisiana has a large, successful, and long established population of Arab people, mostly I think whose families immigrated from Lebanon. The Saloom family in particular has produced revered judges and a couple of crazy people who left indelible marks on Acadiana.

      • elviouslyqueer

        I've always considered Alex the dividing line, although I do make allowances for Natchitoches.

        And funny that you mention the Saloom family. I always wondered how Kaliste Saloom, one of the biggest streets in Lafayette, got its name. Thanks for the trivia, Terry!

        • Terry

          Two words: Cedar Grocery. Gawd I miss that place. One of my favorite lunch places in Lafayette, along with Olde Tyme Grocery (oyster po'boy) and Dwyer's (anything they're service, but OMG the catfish courtbouilon and the crawfish ettouffe are both amazing).

      • DCBloom

        True! I lived in NOLA for years and had a number of Lebanese friends. There's also a great Lebanese restaurant named Mona's right outside of Jazz fest.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    Subway's unwholesome provisions are enough to make me Sikh.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    Subway®'s demonstrably unwholesome provisions are enough to make me sikh.

  • RadioBitchFace

    HALAL….is there anybody here?

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    Yes, I hang my head in shame. I put my tail between my legs. I slowly move toward the backdoor. Once open…the sound I make is not so much a scream as a howling plea to be freed from the legacy of my birth town.

    But hell, the farm is about 40 minutes out so…there's that.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      I can't hear your scream over the engine noise from the B-52s.

    • elviouslyqueer

      There, there, JW. It could be worse. You could be in Bossier. Or Monroe. Or FERRIDAY.

  • Lizzietish81

    Eating sandwiches in a threatening manner?

  • mrpuma2u

    Your move, Denny's

  • BadKitty904

    It's news to me there are Muslims in Louisiana.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      I guess creeping Sharia is not "creeping" so much as "hauling ass."

    • Blueb4sinrise

      [sideways glance]
      They could be……………….
      ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Terry

    Interestingly enough, most of my local Subway shops are owned and staffed by either Arab people or folks from Bangladesh. The behavior of the Shreveport manager should make the next meeting of Subway franchise holders a bit more perky than usual.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

      Where you at?

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

      Where you at?

    • finallyhappy

      I think Ethiopian guys work the one on 13th street- it is the only one I know. I'd pick up a sandwich for my son before his evening class at MC

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

    Louisiana needs to get with the program — all the Subways in Chicago are run by Muslims, Hindus or other assorted browns.

    • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

      Same in Detroit–the Subway closest to my home is run by Bengalis and the one on the way home from work is run by Iraqis, although here they are likely to be Chaldeans, Iraqi Christians, although in Louisiana I am sure they would be considered as Muslim as the Sharif of Mecca.

    • sullivanst

      Same here on Long Island.

    • BartStarrland

      Too, Milwaukee

  • thatsitfortheother1

    No need to wrap it, just slip it in my vest.

  • thatsitfortheother1

    You, sir, have a way with words.

  • Lizzietish81

    Wait…isn't owning a business while serving in Congress a conflict of interest?

    • thatsitfortheother1

      Yes, hence the various statutes to encourage it.

    • YouFail4eva

      HAHAAHAAHA! Aw, you so funny, with your "ideas" that Republicans care about "ethics" or "conflicts of interest". Why do you hate capitalism, Lizzie? Why do you hate America? Are you a commie sympathizer?

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    The manager's been on edge ever since he heard that al-Qaida had been caught a few years ago plotting to blow up the subway in New York, apparently unaware that there's a form of public transportation by the same name.

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    Simple linguistic difficulty. The Muslim guy said As-salamu alaykum.

    The counterman asked "Yew like what?" and things fell apart quickly.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    Sandwich enthusiasts throughout the Muslim community were heartburqa'n at the news.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      *facepalm*

      • YouFail4eva

        *Headdesk*

    • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

      In the fight for equality, this is just a tahini setback.

  • DahBoner

    Muslim people ain't got nobody.

  • Botlrokit

    When I read the article, I wondered how much of the story remains untold. Let's say — for a moment, please — that this was maybe an egregious misunderstanding, or single angry white employee, and weak-willed coworkers. If that's the case, then the arrogant door-locker should be fired, and Mr. Husain should get a big apology.

    Because, to be honest, I was more surprised to know Mr. Husain was patted down by Shreveport officers. That's what really shocked me, when reading the article.

  • Botlrokit

    When I read the article, I wondered how much of the story remains untold. Let's say — for a moment, please — that this was maybe an egregious misunderstanding, or single angry white employee, and weak-willed coworkers. If that's the case, then the arrogant door-locker should be fired, and Mr. Husain should get a big apology.

    Because, to be honest, I was more surprised to know Mr. Husain was patted down by Shreveport officers. That's what really shocked me, when reading the article.

  • Botlrokit

    When I read the article, I wondered how much of the story remains untold. Let's say — for a moment, please — that this was maybe an egregious misunderstanding, or single angry white employee, and weak-willed coworkers. If that's the case, then the arrogant door-locker should be fired, and Mr. Husain should get a big apology.

    Because, to be honest, I was more surprised to know Mr. Husain was patted down by Shreveport officers. That's what really shocked me, when reading the article.

  • Botlrokit

    When I read the article, I wondered how much of the story remains untold. Let's say — for a moment, please — that this was maybe an egregious misunderstanding, or single angry white employee, and weak-willed coworkers. If that's the case, then the arrogant door-locker should be fired, and Mr. Husain should get a big apology.

    Because, to be honest, I was more surprised to know Mr. Husain was patted down by Shreveport officers. That's what really shocked me, when reading the article.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    They were caught washing their hands in the bathroom. Hell, even the employees don't do that in Shreveport!c

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    The Muslim couple thought they heard an ad with the tag "Subway, it's whats for dinar" and mistakenly figured they would be welcome.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Yea, that caught my eye, particularly when there was no arrest made and no report filed.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Yea, that caught my eye, particularly when there was no arrest made and no report filed.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Yea, that caught my eye, particularly when there was no arrest made and no report filed.

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    The Muslim guy asked "Is this halal?"

    The counterman said "No, this is Louisiana. Hell is a lot nicer".

    • sarjo

      I studiously avoid the use of 'net slang, but your comment made me LOL;)!1!!

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

    Chicago is known only for its sloppy-ass Italian beefs (and of course its sloppy-ass deep dish pizza):
    http://www.maxsitalianbeef.com/menu.php

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

    Chicago is known only for its sloppy-ass Italian beefs (and of course its sloppy-ass deep dish pizza):
    http://www.maxsitalianbeef.com/menu.php

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

    Chicago is known only for its sloppy-ass Italian beefs (and of course its sloppy-ass deep dish pizza):
    http://www.maxsitalianbeef.com/menu.php

  • Dashboard Buddha

    J'Red could not be reached for comment.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Can't wait until Bobby Jindal tries to eat here.

  • YouFail4eva

    I can't wait for the federal discrimination lawsuit. Something tells me the Congressman is going to have to worry a lot more about his money than just "Being able to survive on $400,000 a year".

  • YouFail4eva

    Now if only there was a way to get Cajun food without the rest of Louisiana.

  • commiegirl99

    Hey kids, do me a flavor. If you get an ad that autoplays a video (without your clicking on it first), please click through and then send me the url so we can murder it, ok?

    • Jus_Wonderin

      "If you get an ad that autoplays a video"

      Anywhere on the Intertubez, Rebecca? Cuz I am getting annoy autoplay stuff from my usual Porn haunts. Can you murder that?

      • HistoriCat

        I thought porn and autoplay went hand in hand.

  • Botlrokit

    "No, dammit! I said 'salaam', not 'salami'."

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Oh, I can't. I'm doing dinner theatre at the Appleby's…

    • YouFail4eva

      Alright, alright. We'll split the difference. Brunch at Ruby Tuesdays. No excuses.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Your hot dogs more than make up for it.

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

    !

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

    !
    You know, if he's serious about changing the party/running for President, he ought to get out there and condemn this, now that he has beaten Romney's post-election comments to death.

  • Terry

    DC suburbs. If you stand on a street corner in my particular suburb, the whole world walks by.

  • BadKitty904

    But they *were* guilty of being brown.

  • BadKitty904

    But he *was* guilty of being brown.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Murder it with votes, right? Aren't those the rules here? AM I THE ONLY ONE HERE WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THE RULES??!?!

    • http://rightthinkingamerican.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

      I think they use the Wonkette Drones for this.

    • RadioBitchFace

      Murder is a crime, unless it was done by an overlord or aristocrat.
      Know Your Rights!

    • YouFail4eva

      Um…yes.

  • BadKitty904

    That's a mighty big "if".

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Yeah, too bad Lay's discontinued those Cajun-spice Ruffles, huh?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Surprised they didn't get the "Rodney King" patdown, it being Louisiana and all.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Guess he wanted someone to "Hold His Tiger."

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Is it just me or has the server slowed down to speeds approaching those of 1999? All my other webpages are acting normally.

    • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

      Nope, me too. '99 was awesome though!

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Good to hear. I don't mind suffering, as long as I'm not suffering alone.

    • emmelemm

      It was pretty damn fast yesterday… and now, so slow again…

      The horror, the horror!

      Relevant

    • PubOption

      It wouldn't work at all for me this morning.

  • BadKitty904

    Are we back up???

  • BadKitty904

    Are we back up??? Hello? Is this thing on? Hello??

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Seems like the answer is "sorta." I'm really glad we got all the glitches for the server changeover sorted out over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

  • http://twitter.com/iburl iburl

    Obviously they forgot to give the Klan handshake.

  • sullivanst

    Tsk, Trix you left the real reason off:

    Looking Muslim.

  • Exhausted66

    Do you know who else was a (sandwich) artist?

    • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

      Sloppy Joe?

    • PubOption

      Any number of po(or) boys.

  • Lot_49

    Alabama's still in the lead inn the xenophobia sweepstakes. Their police arrested the German manager of the BMW plant because he looked foreign and didn't have the right papers with him.

    And as if that weren't bad enough, they doubled down.

    • IceCreamEmpress

      I am honestly shocked that they arrested a white dude for not having his passport. I kind of give props to those cops for actually following the stupid law instead of just being racist.

      • Lot_49

        Well, you're just assuming he's white. Pretty safe bet in Bavaria, though.

        • PubOption

          There could be a problem if was of Turkish descent, he'd look white but have a name that looked a bit Muslimish.

          • Negropolis

            Muslimistch is a popular Islamic German name, I hear.

    • schvitzatura

      Papieren, bitte, y'all!

      • Lot_49

        Auzgezeichnet!

  • mustangsavvy

    I mean, it's not like Christians aren't discriminated against! Oh. Right.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

    Hu-mmus be joking.

  • Nostrildamus

    Fleming now has the inside track in 2016.

  • Nostrildamus

    Fleming now has the inside track for 2016.

  • Isyaignert

    I have eaten at Subway all over the country and it's always been a good experience. One month ago, I was driving through Alabama from Texas to Florida and stopped at one for lunch. Big mistake.

    There was horrible country music blaring from shitty speakers, the girl behind the counter was a racist, the meat had mold on it and the lettuce was brown. I guess that's considered normal down there. I may never go back to a Subway again.

  • Slim_Pickins

    Perhaps they asked if the meat was Halal. What a bigoted thing to ask. Isn't Mericun meat good enough for them?

  • James Michael Curley

    I thought you meant Subway as in The Number 4 Line because scary looking Mooselims are the least of one's worries down there.

  • Kid_Charlemagne

    This country is going to Halal in a handbasket.

  • Troglodeity

    So a Muslim goes into a Subway shop …

  • teapartynyc2011

    Surprise surprise — the GOP, in the main, is still anti-immigrant. But liberals are just as bad by being agnostic-immigrant, i.e., like on issues such as executive (Obama) ordered targeted killing of Americans w/out any due process what-so-ever — see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HvEytKTkeo — liberals just aren't that into reforming govt. anti-immigrant policies:

    Last week the House passed the STEM Act, which would expand the number of visas for qualified applicants with advanced degrees in areas of need in the U.S. This common sense immigration reform is bipartisan and needed. Senator Cornyn and Rand Paul just attempted to have the bill brough up and passed in the Senate. This action was blocked by Senator Schumer and Senate Democrat

    See a true conservative argument for more immigation: http://reason.com/archives/2012/12/05/lets-open-t

    • schvitzatura

      Talk to your forty-five y/o, non-Subcontinental, qualified and skills-teachable native displaced IT worker about STEM. Not likely to inspire high-fives and whatnot.

      But the STEM apologists say "But these people are creating jerbs over here, you must let more of them in, because if we don't the companies that are people, too, will not be competitive and America's hegemonic and economic future will haz a sad."

      There are some liberal quarters where jacking up H1B quotas and immigration reform ain't gonna fly any more. These constituencies have seen the result of technologies/services outsourcing for over the past twenty years. Amnesty for brown service workers but enough compromises have been made for the U.S. corporate IT industrial complex to lower the compensation rate for high-value positions that a nascent nonpartisan "American IT jerbs for "blut und boden" Americans" has started to coalesce.

      Schumer and Senate democrats know where to strategically expand their influence by supporting immigration reform in general, but must hold out tactically for native college-educated, qualified or qualifiable, mid-career IT non-equity workers. Not to do so is to loose grasp of key swing votes, even for socially liberal, yet economically pragmatic native workers. Corporations are engaged in a long-term campaign of labor arbitrage to erode salaries and benefits for high-value IT seats.

  • Lazy Media

    That's IT! I am adding to the justifications for my current boycott of Subway (I currently boycott them because their food is not very good).

  • finallyhappy

    send a salami to your son in army(is it that place?)

  • ttommyunger

    I ate a Subway Sandwich once. I didn't shit for two days. No snark. I know this is TMI, but I am one regular dude. Never again!

  • anniegetyerfun

    Politely asking the guy to hold the ham? In a non-gay way?

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    Washing hands was the tipoff; no one in Lucieanna washes their hands.