LET THEM EAT MCRIBS  1:30 pm December 18, 2012

No, Employees, McDonalds Will Not Be Paying You Overtime To Serve Their Garbage On Christmas

by Kris E. Benson

America in one photographRemember our friend Tyree Johnson, the McDonald’s employee who is still earning minimum wage after 20 years of service? Well damn if the corporate overlords haven’t found another way to screw him and his. We thought they might be out of ideas for the year, but no, they are not, because they are going to try to squeeze just a little bit more out of Tyree by keeping the store open on Christmas day and not paying overtime.

“Starting with Thanksgiving, ensure your restaurants are open throughout the holidays,” reads the Nov. 8 memo from McDonald’s USA Chief Operating Officer Jim Johannesen. “Our largest holiday opportunity as a system is Christmas Day. Last year, [company-operated] restaurants that opened on Christmas averaged $5,500 in sales.”

In a second memo, dated Dec. 12, Mr. Johannesen pegged average sales for company-owned restaurants, which compose about 10% of its system, at “more than $6,000″ this Thanksgiving. People close to the company said that about 6,000 more locations opened their doors this Thanksgiving than did last year. Presuming their sales were on par with company-owned stores, that’s about $36 million in additional sales…Franchisees opening on Thanksgiving accounted for almost one percentage point of the company’s 2.5% U.S. same-store sales growth in November.

See, this is why your Wonkette is not in the C-Suite. First of all, we would feel like an asshole saying the word “C-Suite. And also, your Wonkette would decide that the $36,000,000 is nice and all, but it would be EVEN NICER to let our employees take the day off on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.

[A McDonald spokesperson] said she can’t speak for franchisees, but “when our company-owned restaurants are open on the holidays, the staff voluntarily sign up to work. There is no regular overtime pay.”

When we were a kid, the grocery down the street was unionized. It may have been an Alpha-Beta (remember those?), not entirely sure, but the point is that these unionized employees would get TRIPLE TIME if “asked” to work on Christmas or Thanksgiving. Thankfully, those commie union thugs have not gotten their hands on McDonald’s workers, which is lucky for them and their freedom.

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Lizzietish81 December 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I thank the numerous dark gods that I never had to work in fast food.

Wile E. Quixote December 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

How incredibly Chri$tian of them.

Serolf_Divad December 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Guy gets a free meal on Christmas and you're still complaining? There's no pleasing some people, I guess.

glamourdammerung December 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I was under the impression that most fast food places charge for the meals, even though they probably get a large discount.

AutomaticPilot December 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

When I was a teenager way back in the day (mid-'80s), I worked at Burger King and got a 50% discount on my meals until I was promoted to Head Cashier, at which point I got free meals. The sexual harrassment by my manager was free, though.

glamourdammerung December 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I thought we were calling it "freedom harassment" now?

Maman December 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Charming… I love a good American company that expresses our "Xtian" values as the pols are always saying we have.

Serolf_Divad December 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Put the $ back in Chri$tmas' my friend.

Severen13 December 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Welcome to McDonald's. May our slaves take your order, please?

SoBeach December 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Oblios_Cap December 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Pretty close. You don't make shit compared to your owner CEO.

Cleopatriot December 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Fine. Somewhere else I don't ever have to eat again. Bring it on Corporate America! Even my family can't argue with me when I point out I don't eat at places that shit on its employees.

gullywompr December 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

“when our company-owned restaurants are open on the holidays, the staff voluntarily sign up to work. There is no regular overtime pay.”

Will it work? Would people do it? I have no idea.

Lizzietish81 December 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Yes, because the staff is making so little, they can't afford not to work when there's a chance.

sewollef December 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm

But all they have to do is rush the CEO and it's game over Mr McDonald.

kittensdontlie December 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

And the staff end up in a state similar to those who rush gunmen.

bobbert December 19, 2012 at 2:36 am

Thanx, Meghan.

Wile E. Quixote December 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

And how much do you want to bet that the assholes who own McDonalds franchises and who aren't paying overtime to the staff who have to work Christmas day are also the same assholes who are active in Republican politics and their local Fascisto-Baptist church and who constantly lecture everyone about Jeebus?

kyeshinka December 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm

They're also the same pricks who shout at homeless people or protesters to "Get a job." I just wish my aim was good enough to do some serious damage to their vehicles as they pass.

memzilla December 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Dudleydidwrong December 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Somewhere, somehow this generation will learn the meaning of "solidarity."

RadioBitchFace December 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I'll have a McScroogie with cheese and Super Suck It!!

Mumbletypeg December 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

McNuggets for me. Cause that's how I get *Chickensian* with the season~

Serolf_Divad December 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Sorry, our McScroogie machine is down right now. Would you like to try a "shut the fuck up about how your kids are spending another Christmas without dad and put some more pickles on those burgers" instead?

DrunkIrishman December 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I still maintain McDonald's cheeseburgers are the best when you're absolutely ripped. We'd puff it up in the bathroom during math class, then sneak off to the McDonald's up the road and eat the shit out of their burgers until passing out in the school parking lot.

kyeshinka December 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Sounds like my high school years, except back then we had the McDLTs.

Wile E. Quixote December 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Only if you're not in the Seattle area and don't have access to the far superior product from Dick's. A Dick's Deluxe with an order of fries and a chocolate shake is the perfect thing to tamp down a queasy stomach after a night of drinking.

elviouslyqueer December 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

*scribbles down "Dick's Deluxe" as new porn star name*

eggsacklywright December 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Haven't been there in years, but yes, in the 60's they were the best, along with BurgerMaster. And they pay well (for fast food work) and provide health care for employees.

mmeetoilenoir December 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Nope. I beg to differ. White Castle is drunken manna of the gods.

Actually, speaking of manna…White Manna on Rts. 1 and 9 in NJ is EPIC. Best fries ever.

DrunkIrishman December 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

We don't have White Castle out here. :/

BaldarTFlagass December 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I was wondering what I was going to do for my Christmas dinner. Problem solved!!!

HistoriCat December 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm

You should go get Chinese food; maybe meet a nice Jewish girl.

BaldarTFlagass December 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I had me a six-point squeeze for 15-1/2 years, that was enough to learn me. Mazel tov!

kittensdontlie December 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

McDonald's is never the solution.

memzilla December 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Because nothing says Christmas like Anus Burgers 'n HFCS.

JackDempsey1 December 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I'm ok with this as long as they maintain the seasonal spirit.
The burgers still use all-natural myrrh, right?

Lizzietish81 December 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

No, but its got some Reindeer meat in it.

Wile E. Quixote December 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Well only if you count hooves, snouts, ears and anuses as meat.

smokefilledroommate December 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

and some swaddling clothes..

StarsUponThars December 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

McFuckers.

Toomush_Infer December 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

This gives a new meaning to the word "voluntarily"….

Mumbletypeg December 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

…"They spoke not a word
But went straight to their work;
Filled all the to-go orders
(As proposed, by some jerk)"

Dudleydidwrong December 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

"Then giving the finger
To the slave-driving boss
The workers marched out
Yelling, "The same to your horse!"

I heard them exclaim
Under the arches of gold:
"Fuck you, Ronald my boy!
No more shit will be sold"

Naked_Bunny December 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Heck, why pay them at all?

Botlrokit December 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Employee: "Boss, I see I'm on the schedule for Christmas day."
Manager Piece of Shit: Yeah? And?
E: "I was hoping to be off, because, y'know… it's Christmas. And I didn't volunteer.
M: So?
E: "Company says that's voluntary."
M: Okay, fine. I'll take you off the schedule.
E: (a little later) "Hey, you took the rest of my hours away."
M: You said you wanted off. You're off next week, too.
E: "But…"
M: We could use some help on Tuesday. What say you now?
E: "I'll be here…"

BaldarTFlagass December 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

"In fact, you will soon have a new schedule. Every day off."

Serolf_Divad December 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

For those who don't speak 'mericun:

Voluntary = "Of course you won't go to jail if you don't do this, but don't expect to have a job here come Monday morning."

Dudleydidwrong December 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Old management saying:
"If you can't work on Sunday,
Don't bother coming in on Monday."

BigSkullF*ckingDog December 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Woohoo! Three day weekend!

coolhandnuke December 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

The Golden Shower Arches–piss poor wages, piss on the employees, piss tasting food.
Piss off you fuckers.

BaldarTFlagass December 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

If they were really dedicated, those employees would volunteer to work on Christmas Day for free, as a Christmas present to their beloved job-creating employers.

Oblios_Cap December 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

After all, the jerb-creators are taking all the risks that brought those employees their character-building positions!

Dudleydidwrong December 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

…who are home with their families and celebrating the babby Jeebus.

not that Dewey December 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I'm Shoving It.

Respitetini December 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Hi, I'd like an order of Rich People plz. And supersize it?

orygoon December 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

And I thought that out obligatory Christmas dinners were bad. When my mother once again buys the awful ham and makes the nasty canned sweet potatoes with marshmallows, this year I'll be grateful that we're not just stopping out at McFucktard's.

SayItWithWookies December 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Silent night, holy night
Would you like fries with that?
Quarter Pounder with extra cheese
That's $4.95 please
Get me out of this helllllllll —
Get me out of this hell.

mormos December 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Poindexter718 December 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

MMMmmm, standing McRib-roast.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

“when our company-owned restaurants are open on the holidays, the staff voluntarily sign up to work."

Of course not volunteering is cause for dismissal Merry Xmas. That's right, Xmas.

Goonemeritus December 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

No need, when you pay so little collection agencies to all your coercion for you.

Chet Kincaid_ December 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

McDonald's is just a part of the retail hellscape that commences on Thanksgiving, and I'm sure none of the workers trapped in it are getting any kind of overtime.

FakaktaSouth December 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

This subject actually plagued me the entirety of Thanksgiving, as I was staying in a hotel and walked around feeling like shit about all of the people who were there, once it occurred to me that, no, in fact none of them were getting that sweet sweet double time I had always heard about before. When I went into the gas station, I actually got into a conversation with the attendant there, because she let me, and I asked her what her deal was – now this is Chevron, so there's not a lot of excuses for not having the cash, and she laughed and said only her nurse friends got any kind of special pay for holidays. ALL I KEPT THINKING WAS – what the fuck America – this is supposed to be such a patriotic, Christian, ceo-loving nation and all these assholes want is to fuck over their workers on the very days they jerk off about the hardest. JUST AAAAACKK. And so forth. I hate people.

Chet Kincaid_ December 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Well you know, the truism has always been that the Money People are just using the Jesus People, and don't care about Jesus at all. But it seems like there are now some hybrid Jesus/Money People, the ones who are very active in trying to buy the government. You can tell them by their general tackiness when you see them in the media. But I think it's probably still true that the deep background, out-of-the-media Money People could give a fuck about Jesus beyond whether he can be used to deliver votes.

FakaktaSouth December 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

That is the thing that is so fascinating to me (in a want to bang my head on the wall way) the nation's most ridiculously up their own asses Patrio-fetishists, War-on-Christmas-defenders are the ones whose party is making things like holidays their bitch. It is amazing. Of course I s'pose it works both ways – Here we sit, the heatherns of the world, Godless libs (me, not you of course) fighting for people to enjoy a fucking holiday I think is actually kinda, you know, stupid. But hell, people need things to look forward to, or get paid a shit-ton to miss. I don't know. People are weird.

Chet Kincaid_ December 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Say, are you still "rolling Tide" for the BCS game, now that you're out of Alabama? I don't usually follow college sports, and I've said I don't like Notre Dame, but they are right down the road from Chicago and this town is crawling with alums, and I could bandwagon-jump for a day. More personally, my alma mater, Mediocre State University/Cornfields, is in the Orange Bowl! But no school spirit has ever developed there because it is close enough to Chicago for all the kids to go home on the weekend, and the MAC conference is having to step in and pay for Mediocre State's share of Orange Bowl tickets.

Spider-Jerk December 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Oh, they love Jesus — their Jesus. Capitalist Jeezus, who said, and I quote, "Suffer the little children to get a goddamn job, because I can get away with paying them less than I can with their parents."

mmeetoilenoir December 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I work at a gym that's open on Christmas. The schedule is all voluntary for major holidays, and we get time and a half. I won't be working, but we close early and the mgmt will probably throw in a massage certificate or two.

SexySmurf December 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

OT Remember during the Bush Administration when Obama took away our incandescent light bulbs (it's part of a larger plan to take away our guns), and everyone predicted it would be the end of Easy-Bake Ovens. Well, guess what? Easy-Baked Ovens are all gay and shit now.

Biff December 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Fuck that, I want mine in camo!

BaldarTFlagass December 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Hail Ronald
Full of mayo
Blessed are the holiest McFries
Blessed is the fruit of the Hot Apple Pies.
Mayor McCheese
Keeper of the Secret Sauce
Keep warm our dinners
Now and until the hour of the Thick Frosty Shakes.
Mmm Mm.

ManchuCandidate December 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Jingle Fries, Ronald Smells, Corprat laid an egg…

kyeshinka December 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I wonder if upper management will "volunteer" to work during Jesus' birthday, right after Midnight Fucking Mass?!

mormos December 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

MacDonald's: Proudly bringing the 3rd world to America for over 50 years!

steamynachos December 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Does McDonalds really think it can compete with the multitude of Chinese restaurants open on Christmas day?

miss_grundy December 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I don't know. After all, the Chosen People have always eaten Chinese take-out on Christmas.

jtinks December 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

There was no room at Great Wall Seafood, so Joseph & Mary went to MacDonald's for a Filet-O-Fish instead.

sean_p December 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

The return of the McRib offsets any wrong doing; now with 60% more marrow.

YasserArraFeck December 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I'll have a BOHICA burger, please….but hold the "special sauce"

smokefilledroommate December 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Hamburgled…

Mumbletypeg December 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

…meets Grimace

Naked_Bunny December 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

the staff voluntarily sign up to work

It's nice of McDonald's to ease off their usual slavery oriented employment model on Christmas.

Oblios_Cap December 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

The Race to the Bottom™ proceeds.

ManchuCandidate December 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

McFucked

CrunchyKnee December 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

McDonalds makes baby Jesus cry.

Botlrokit December 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

McDonald's franchisees here in our part of the south are not open for Xmas or Thanksgiving, which means their employees are forced to take a day off. What if they need the money, McDonald's?!

kyeshinka December 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

No problem. They're working their third jobs at Family Dollar. "Family Dollar. Because Target's For Snobs."

alzronnie December 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

A lot of spit will be served up that day.

chicken_thief December 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Since when does "no habla englese" mean the same as "sure, I'll work Christmas Day for hobo beans"?

Goonemeritus December 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I will await the Fox News article on this latest front in the war on Christmas.

Sue4466 December 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I suspect we'll be waiting a long time.

Biff December 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Time to cue up the "Soldiers have to work on xmas, you ungrateful slackers!" meme.

Mumbletypeg December 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

If only McDonald's *happened* once a year,
while spirit of giving was in operation 24/7…

Eh. Perhaps some other universe.

SorosBot December 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

"You'll want all day to-morrow, I suppose?" said Scrooge.

"If quite convenient, sir."

"It's not convenient," said Scrooge, "and it's not fair. If I was to stop half-a-crown for it, you'd think yourself ill-used, I'll be bound?"

The clerk smiled faintly.

"And yet," said Scrooge, "you don't think me ill-used, when I pay a day's wages for no work."

The clerk observed that it was only once a year.

"A poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every twenty-fifth of December!" said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin. "But I suppose you must have the whole day. Be here all the earlier next morning."

So McDonald's is an even worse employer than Ebenezer Scrooge.

LibrarianX December 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Quiet! Or, it's the workhouse for you!!

gullywompr December 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

After reviewing last Black Thursday' balance sheets, retailers have learned the value of being open on holidays. With all those shoppers out there this Dec. 25th, they're gonna need a place to eat. Stop hatin'.

HRH_Maddie December 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Yes, I'm sure all of the employees "volunteer" to leave their families on Christians' most sacred holiday to go serve pig anuses to rude, obese Americans.

chicken_thief December 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Gas at $2.49 a gallon? How fucking old is that pic?

Botlrokit December 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

To hear wingnuts, that's soon after Obama usurped office.

ProgressiveInga December 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

It would take about $36 mil for me to eat that shit on any day of the year.

chicken_thief December 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Totally awesome!!!! After we open our gift on Baby Jeebs birfdee, imma takin the family to Micky D's for Big Macs and those fruity parfaits things.

Tundra Grifter December 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Not so sweet.

Biff December 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm
BaldarTFlagass December 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

"All hands to the oars! Bad news, men. The captain wants to water-ski."

BaldarTFlagass December 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm

It's no problem, I guess, if you are Muslim or Buddhist or Hindu employee.

christianmuslin December 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Or Jews.

DahBoner December 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

McRib is Unclean?

carlgt1 December 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm

well working at McDonald's on Xmas is pretty sad — but surely going to McDonald's for Xmas is worse?

BlueStateLibel December 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

We need Bill O'Reilly screaming that this is warring on Christmas…cricket, cricket.

Blueb4sinrise December 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Often it's the 'quiet loners' who will volunteer to work on a holiday.

Botlrokit December 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Ah! so it's a screening system… well played, McDonald's! well played.

Botlrokit December 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

So this means the corporate offices will also be running, right?

widestanceromance December 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Everything this industry is and touches is evil.

LibrarianX December 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm

This is what the so-called War on Christmas really looks like.

mavenmaven December 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

"Anyone volunteer to not lose your jobs?"

snowpointsecret December 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Here's the real question: Who the hell wants to eat a McRib? There's insanely loyal fans of that thing and I don't really understand why.

Lizzietish81 December 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

So question, movie theaters have been open on Christmas for a long time (Jewish friend of mine once complained that Christmas used to be "our day to go to the movies damnit!")

Do they pay over time?

Biff December 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I used to volunteer to work xmas when I was employed at a ski resort. It was really swamped, what with all the Jews and various Asians.

Botlrokit December 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Any minute now, patriotic Christian Americans will chime in and protest against companies and their decisions to do business on holy days.

christianmuslin December 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Except for the liquor stores and any place that sells lottery tickets.

sewollef December 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Anybody know where that gas station is?

Botlrokit December 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

SOT: If you go eat there on Christmas, you may not want to argue with the manager.

chascates December 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Thirty or forty years ago there was a temporary change in rules for McDonalds' franchisees: they were required to work a few hours a week in their stores. Doctors and lawyers had to pull a half shift once or twice a week before cooler heads prevailed and this shocking idea was shelved.

anniegetyerfun December 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I look forward to Mike Huckabee's letter of protest.

Blunderthing December 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

"How much do you feed a dray [work] horse? Just enough to let them know they're hungry."–Eight Men Out

dennis1943 December 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Just another day in McDonald Land…………..like any other day……..crap on the employees………

DahBoner December 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

"the staff voluntarily sign up to work"

Aww, that's nothing!

If they renamed the business APPLE, they would also camp out overnight in the parking lot waiting for the store to open…

iburl December 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Christmas meal at McDonalds? That is the saddest fucking thing I have ever heard. They should turn the red box outside into a suicide booth.

Dildeaux December 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Gasoline for $2.49? Dayum, Im in.

miss_grundy December 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Since Cuban-Americans celebrate Christmas eve, it is nice to know that they can eat Amurrican food on Christmas day.

An_Outhouse December 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

You know who goes to McDonalds on Christmas? Elana Kagan (and other Jews), that's who

barto December 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

The obvious victim here – Chief Operating Officer Jim Johannesen – would be heartbroken to have his fellow Merkins be derpived of anus-burgers on any day of the year by his heartless employees. Such a Patriot!

bibliotequetress December 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

This answers the question, "What is more depressing: eating at McDonald's on christmas day or working at McDonald's on christmas day?"

Trinket December 19, 2012 at 1:54 am

Oh, for fuck's sake. These assholes are wearing me down. I can't summon the energy to call for a nationwide boycott of McDonald's on Christmas.

Which is not to say I won't be carrying out my own personal boycott of McDonald's on Christmas.

Isyaignert December 19, 2012 at 3:20 am

This story reminds me of a little ditty: "Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, please put a penny in the old man's hat. If you haven't got a penny, a half a penny will do and if you haven't got a half a penny (or if you're eating Christmas dinner at McDonald's), then God bless you."

Isyaignert December 19, 2012 at 3:27 am

I guess I have to add McDonald's to the growing list of corporate bullys to boycott like Applebee's, Papa John's, Marriott, Domino's, and all evil Koch brothers products, such as this short list:

Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins
Georgia-Pacific paper products and envelopes
Lycra
Stainmaster Carpet

ttommyunger December 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Comforting to know I've done something right in my life: darkened the doors of a Mickey D only ONCE in 71 years.

FakaktaSouth December 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm

OH HECK YES, lemme tells ya, up here where I am there are a BUNCH of Notre Damers, so I am enjoying it immensely. I even got asked about it yesterday cause the pharmacist saw my Bammer address, so that was fun! I am SO EXCITED I keep trying to get Proms to agree to go watch the game out somewhere people will be so I can be excited – I think he's a'feared I'll neck it up and start a Bama-brawl…and he ain't all stupid to worry.

Chet Kincaid_ December 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

It's as if the Pope is on a deep fly route for the Hail Mary and Pastor Hagee has man coverage!!

FakaktaSouth December 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Saint Nick (as he is actually called in them thar parts, because he done saved our program) is going to HAVE to beat those guys, I am telling you I just can't stand it and you have to pull for us. They've already started with the "Catholics vs Cousins" tshirt shit – and I'm all REALLY? REALLY Notre Dame? THE CATHOLIC CHURCH thinks they should go the "haha sexual deviants you all are down there" route? Just, go fuck yourselves instead of an altar boy for once AND TRY to be creative at least.

Chet Kincaid_ December 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Ha! OK, maybe I'll be all Swiss-Neutral on it.

FakaktaSouth December 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Breaking. my. heart. But I'll take it.

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