Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pret A Manger Clive Schlee Bends to Religious Liberty Bigots – Protect the Pope - in Britain

Wimp CEO Clive Schlee - Pret a Manger Sandwich Shops

Well, don’t go into a bar in Britain and order a Virgin Mary cocktail, the thought police, the Catholic Temple police will be all over you for stealing their sacred copyrighted expired words and you daring to use them in the common vernacular secular street use of them.

Grammer Nazis and pathos in practice here.

The fascists have won on this one CEO Clive Schlee.

Keep your stingy malnourished little Brit Sandwiches and stale bags of chips on your side of the pond please.

We in America like real food. Freshly made! (by illegal immigrant hands!) (right in front of you and not god knows where in a basement in the Bronx?)

Your whole New York City operation offends me as a Cultural Christian.  Please leave immediately. Amen.


"Mel" In "Protect the Pope" Blog comments 7:52 PM:

“One of the things we need to go away and think about is what this incident tells us about how we defend our faith in the future. We’ve been passive for too long in the face of mockery of our faith and discrimination against us as Catholics. We can change things!” 

We are the Church Militant. ‘The kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force’ Matt 11:12

(LOL indeed.)


Mean Spirited Pastor Stiffs Waitress on Tip - Blames God for Being a Cheap Bastard and General All Around A-Hole - Waitress Fired by Applebee's

Maybe he got lousy service and should have said so but this low life with a clerical collar stiffed the waitress and goes into a song and dance about how he “gives God” 10%. Like God really needs it.

If I was God I would tell him to go Feck himself!.

Earlier this week, we posted a story about a restaurant customer who not only chose to deny the waitress a tip, but also wrote “I Give God 10% Why do you Get 18?” on the receipt. Now we’ve learned that the server who posted the receipt online has been fired.

“I originally posted the note as a lighthearted joke,” says Chelsea, who was dismissed from her job at Applebee’s on Wednesday, as the story began to spread across the Internet. “I thought the note was insulting, but it was also comical. I posted it to Reddit because I thought other users would find it entertaining.”

Chelsea tells Consumerist that the receipt was actually not even for her table. Rather, the server on the receiving end of the note showed it to Chelsea, who snapped a photo of it later that night.
For someone who makes their living off of tips, it seems like the customer’s note was salt in the wound for Chelsea.

“We make $3.50 an hour. Most of my paychecks are less than pocket change because I have to pay taxes on the tips I make,” she explains. “After sharing my tips with hosts, bussers, and bartenders, I make less than $9/hr on average, before taxes.

In her job, Chelsea says she skipped bathroom breaks when things got busy, went hungry when she had to work several tables at a time, would work until 1:30 a.m. and then come back in at 10:30 a.m.

“I am expected to portray a canned personality that has been found to be least offensive to the greatest amount of people,” she tells Consumerist. “I come home exhausted, sore, burnt, dirty, and blistered on a good day. And after all that, I can be fired for ‘embarrassing’ someone who directly insults their server on religious grounds.”

Chelsea agrees with those who argue in favor of a payment system that doesn’t make restaurant servers reliant on tips.


Wayne LaPierre’s Family Not Effected by Gun Violence in America? – Gabby Giffords Cares About the American Family

Safeway Parking Lot - N. Oracle and W. Ina Roads, Tucson Arizona

Wayne Lapierre, the gun salesman, apparently lives in a vacuum.

We do not know how Gun Violence affects his family in its everyday reality and function.

The facts of his family, like his religion, are a well-guarded secret. This, even after the NRA making the President’s children the object of criticism of the Gun Lobby via the NRA talking a coded racist message, commercial, about wasted U.S. taxpayers money on protecting “them” from gun violence in the White House.

It is a pity we do not know how Wayne really cares or does not care beyond his saleswoman wife Susan, working on direct salary and or commission for the NRA raising funds for NRA “philanthropy” work?

Gun Sales are good for the Wayne LaPierre family even it is only a husband and wife childless, by choice, marriage?

“This is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for Democrats and Republicans. Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important. Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying; too many children. We must do something. It will be hard, but the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Thank you.” ~~ Former Arizona U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords

As you well know I have something of a personal stake, interest, in former Rep. Gabby Gifford, having written a piece a month after her personal tragedy in Tucson alongside the tragedy of others by gun violence and mental illness two years ago.

Gabby Giffords may not have children at the moment, but she, unlike Wayne LaPierre and Company, cares about the well being of the American Family.

Keep up the good work of caring about us little Americans that do not seem to count for much at the NRA.

God bless you Gabby and your husband Mark.

Safeway Parking Lot - N. Oracle Rd and W. Ina Road Tucson (Google Maps)

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British Catholic Temple Police Condemn Sandwich Chain “Pret a Manger” for Alleged Religious Insult over Tomato Flavored Potato Chip/Crisp - Nuts!

(This comes under the “Catholic Temple Police” and or “Religious Liberty” attempt to abuse or seize public power category kind of story.) 

No photo as yet available on the bag of crisps/chips, but Catholic Deacon Nick Donnelly over at Protect the Pope blog is steamed about the Pret a Manger (French: Ready to Eat) sandwich shop chain in London naming a new tomato flavored potato chip the “Virgin Mary Crisp”. LMAO


The Pret A Manger sandwich chain have decided to insult their Catholic customers by naming their new Worcestershire Sauce flavoured crisps, ‘Virgin Mary Crisps’

A reader of Protect the Pope wrote to Pret A Manger to complain, making the point that Pret A Manger would not dare to mock the Muslim or Jewish faiths so why have they seen fit to mock Christianity. Why they should make such an appalling, tasteless and offensive lapse of judgement.’

This is the reply from their CEO: 

‘It happens that I am a Catholic. I have examined my conscience about the naming of our crisps. The term Virgin Mary is widely used in the market today to describe a well known cocktail: a tomato juice with Worcester sauce and without vodka. I have consulted a lot of people in our office about this and that is what they all think of when they see our crisps packet. Please, please don’t take offence. None is intended.’


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