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Mar 22, 2019 12:35:05   #
woodguru wrote:
My first wife worked at a Sambos when I met her, the whole racist thing hit them and they were changing over to the name Seasons as I recall. The menus had the whole Sambos story illustrated.

The story may not be racist itself, but racists made the name Sambo synonymous with racial slurs, calling blacks Sambo

Don't forget the sexism displayed by refering to women as chicks....
Mar 22, 2019 12:31:16   #
padremike wrote:
Like you, once was enough for me.

I've been humming it all day...

Mildly annoying to my wife
Mar 22, 2019 12:29:02   #
Rose42 wrote:
There used to be a restaurant called Sambos. Inside they had the story of Little Black Sambo on its walls. The story itself was written in 1899 by a Scottish woman. Whether or not its really racist depends on who you talk to.

"The story, written by Scotswoman Helen Bannerman, tells of a little boy who wanders into the jungle and surrenders his clothing piece by piece to ferocious tigers. The tigers then turn on each other in a jealous rage. As the tigers chase each other, they run so fast they melt into butter. On his way home, Little Black Sambo's father finds the pool of butter, scoops it up into a pot and takes it home. Little Black Sambo's mother decides to use the butter to make a great pancake feast for dinner."
There used to be a restaurant called Sambos. Insi... (show quote)

I fail to see the racism...

But I will ask my Black friends if they are offended... Somehow I doubt it...
Mar 22, 2019 11:49:55   #
Sew_What wrote: they should be...and the airport should ban you....

Mar 22, 2019 11:49:40   #
Rose42 wrote:
That's a dishonest post. Speaking out against racism is nothing like not condoning sexual perversion.

Sambos is racist?

How so

(I've been gone too long )
Mar 22, 2019 11:48:49   #
Rose42 wrote:
Progressives may agree with this but a liberal wouldn't condone it.

Wayfarers passing through San Antonio International Airport will be out of luck if they’re craving Chick-fil-A's crispy chicken or waffle fries, as the city council has banned the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the air hub due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Thursday, six members of the San Antonio City Council rejected the inclusion of Chick-fil-A from the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the airport, KTSA reports. The seven-year contract for concession management at the terminal is expected to create $2.1 million in revenue for the Texas city; the motion that passed gave the green light to food shops including Smoke Shack and Local Coffee.

“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion," Councilman Roberto Treviño said of the vote, as per News 4 San Antonio. "San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior."

"Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport," he continued.

The day before, Think Progress published tax documents revealing that in 2017, the Chick-fil-A Foundation gave over $1.8 million in charitable donations to some organizations that have come under scrutiny regarding their stance on LGBTQ issues.

Over $1.65 million of that contribution was given to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which writes in an online “Statement of Faith” that it believes “marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman,” and believes “sexual intimacy” should only be expressed “within [that] context,” CBS News reports.


A rep for Chick-fil-A, Inc. returned Fox News’ request for comment on the San Antonio airport ban with the following statement:

“The press release issued by Councilmember Treviño was the first we heard of his motion and its approval by the San Antonio City Council. We agree with him that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A,” the rep said. “We have a fundamental code of conduct at Chick-fil-A: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

“The 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” they continued. “Our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”

“We would still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and plan to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this,” the rep concluded. “The sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our web site.”

The news marks the second time in recent months that Chick-fil-A has been banned from launching a new location in a commercial hotspot due to the company’s supposed LGBTQ stance.

In November 2018, Rider University made headlines for turning down a student body survey that voted to bring Chick-fil-A to campus as a new fast-food option, citing concerns over the company’s attitudes toward the LGBTQ community.

The school said in a statement that the Chick-fil-A option was removed “based on the company's record widely perceived to be in opposition to the LGBTQ community." It admitted that the move could be perceived as a “form of exclusion,” but the institution wanted to remain “faithful to our values of inclusion.”

The chain pushed back against the university's characterization, saying the restaurant is merely providing food and doesn't have any agenda.

In early March, Cynthia Newman, the dean of the College of Business at Rider University, elected to resign from her position regarding the Chick-fil-A ban. Newman said she made the decision on the basis of her “very committed” Christian faith, detailing that she could not support the university’s choice to bar the chain "in good conscience.”
Progressives may agree with this but a liberal wou... (show quote)

So much for live and let live...

If one donates to LGBT groups who don't condone polygamy does that make one Islamaphobic?
Mar 22, 2019 11:42:41   #
PJT wrote:
Hug. If you mean Russia under the Tsar...Russia was better off up til WWI the most idiotic war of all time

Yep... Old Nicky had nothing on folks like Stalin... Prayers for the millions lost to such blind foolishness... Amen
Mar 22, 2019 11:38:00   #
Lonewolf wrote:
An ally just what do they do? Because trump can't help but leak classified information Israel no longer shares intelligence with us

Hi Lonewolf...

Been a while since we crossed paths... Hope all is well with you....

Israel was an ally before Trump and will be after Trump (2025 Nikki Haley)

He has demonstrated that he is a strong ally to Israel (think embassy move to Jerusalem and his stance on the Golan hights... Which I hear has become official)... And I doubt very much that Israel is no longer sharing intelligence with the US...

As for classified information... He aided a potential ally in the war on terrorism... I would hope both Israel and the American public could understand the value of those actions...

I am honestly hard up to think of a single action that he has taken that would jepordize the US's relationship with Israel... Although his comments on the 'One Nation / Two Nation' stance probably raised some eyebrows

You stay healthy and keep a smile on...

Your friend, Kyle
Mar 22, 2019 11:28:47   #
padremike wrote:
I've already chanted in plainsong " The Ballad of Sam McGee" for my penance.

How many times
Mar 22, 2019 09:29:25   #
proud republican wrote:
Ukraine Gov official sent damming info about Manafort to Obama DOJ to harm President Trump and to help Hillary thus interffering in our election....Sounds familiar????..Anyways,read the whole article and listen to the video...

Can't get either to open on my phone... Taking a bath.... Might check it out after..

Mar 22, 2019 06:22:02   #
Radiance3 wrote:
Thank you Padre Mike. The wisdom of God is with you. May you have a happy and blessed Holy Season of Lent. Our time to walk with Jesus on the cross.
"We adore You. O Christ, and we praise You, Because by the Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world." Amen!

A beautiful post Radiance....

A blessed Lent to you as well...

Hope you are in good health and high spirits...
Mar 22, 2019 06:20:11   #
Kickaha wrote:
It is a story I came across of the Ukrainian prosecutor trying to determine who and which government agency released the Manafort financial information and ties to the US ambassador to the Ukraine, who was an outspoken critic of of President Trump. I am interested in seeing further developments in this story. It does seem to have more substance than the Steele dossier (another Clinton invention).

Yes ... This is what I have read as well...
I am waiting to learn more before passing judgement... But it does pique my curiosity...

Hope the weather is better than over here.. Snowed yesterday.. Melted today... Now everything is ice... Lots of accidents...
Mar 22, 2019 05:47:11   #
Kickaha wrote:
It is amazing that you say that. Everything coming out of the special consuls office shows that there was no collusion with the Trump campaign. There is plenty of evidence coming out of collusion between the Hillary campaign and some elements of the Ukrainian government. It is being investigated by the Ukrainians and at least deserves a look by our government.

Good morning Bob...

Hope you are well today...

This UkrainIan thing has me stumped...
Can't see exactly how they colluded...
After all of this Russian nonsense I am hesitant to jump to conclusions...
Mar 22, 2019 05:09:20   #
Kevyn wrote:
Rodrigo Duterte In the Philippines and Kim Jong un in North Korea are a couple of good examples but I was speaking more generally of the people we encounter on a day to day basis like crooked used car salesmen, petty drug dealers, ambulance chasing lawyers, carnival barkers and flim flam artists.

I like Duterte's stance on drugs...

Not a fan of Kim...

The rest I can't argue with....
Mar 22, 2019 05:04:44   #
Kevyn wrote:
The idiot Pumpkinfuhrer just made it impossible for Howard university to refuse a Klan rally and cross burning on campus. Now every college and university in the country will be forced to host nut job hate fests put on by crackpots from groups ranging from the American Nazi party to ISIL supporters.

And your point is?
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