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Posted on 11/08/2012 3:15:35 AM PST by veritas2002
#1 Cancel your cable. Youd only be supporting the MSM that lied and defended Obama to the tooth and help secure his re-election. I cancelled my cable and saved $1000 from going to Hollywood and the MSM.
#2 Get some business card printed up that say Obamas government has taken all of my money and I am unable to leave you a tip. You might try calling the White House at: (phone number) and ask Obama for your tip. Leave this on the table whenever you go out to eat at restaurants or places where tips are customarily given.
#3 Before hiring anyone to do work on: your car, lawn, house cleaning, home repair, etc., ask them who they voted for. If they either wont tell you or say Obama, tell them Sorry I can not trust your judgment when it comes to matters of national important, how could I trust your judgment when it comes to my car, house, etc....
As Obama said in 2008,Elections have consequences.
This is just wrong. If you can afford to go out for dinner you can afford a tip. Your waitperson is working, just like you, they have a job and are doing it.
You want to punish the Liberal elite, stop going to movies, Buy Ford instead of GM or Chrysler, don't contribute to PBS and NPR. But don't take it out on someone that is working.
On the other hand, if the person is a Democrat and/or Obama supporter....
And if they're not?
Stiffing hard-working Americans who work for tips is a moronic idea.
Agree. There’s lots of ways to make your point without sticking it to service providers who work for tips. Besides, unless you intend to not reurn to the eatery where you leave your card, such an act is just plain dumb cause those waiters/waitresses, etc will have their revenge on you. Maybe a big green booger mixed in with your pasta or something. Use your thinker, ok....
And you can tell their political affiliation just by looking at them.
Whether you contribute to PBS or not, your tax dollars go to it anyway. However Veritas is on to something. As the economy grows worse under Obama’s ‘’leadership’’, I’m going to lord it over a liberal. That liberal, or rather liberals will be my two younger brothers and one of my younger sisters who voted for this clown. These are my kin for crying out loud and I’m going to ride them to the point of either them or me disowning each other. To any other liberal, well, depending on the situation, it’s going to be colorful. In conversation, with conservative or liberal I’ll make very clear that Barack Obama is not my president.
If you rob a bank (and I’m not suggesting that anybody do) ask the teller who he or she voted for.
Their side’s doing it.
You do realized that this is a very effective way train working-class people to hate "conservatives"?
You missed my point. You will not make a convert by punishing a person that is working. Veritas suggested leaving a business card with a snarky comment for a waitperson. The server is working, in most cases for less than minimum wage. They need tips to survive/ live on.
In my younger days long long ago, I worked for many years as a cocktail bartender and bar manager. The school teachers and school administrators liked to use their Friday teachers’ conferences to come over to our very large steakhouse restaurant and spend the lunch hour and entire afternoon in our bar lounge. They were typically rude, demanding, obnoxious, loudmouthed, opinionated, and ignorant. They left everyone around them with no doubts whatsoever about their political affiliations with the Democrats, socialists, unions, and endless entitlements. Theey pushed their way in front of other customers waiting for service. They treated the cocktail waitresses and bartenders with impatient contempt. If they left a tip at all, it was typically small change and a bad joke. Eveen the owner finally lost patience with them in the end, despite their dozens of dinners, and suggested they find another restaurant to hold their Friday teachers’ meetings.
“And you can tell their political affiliation just by looking at them.”
Yes, it is surprising how often we do just that. My wife and I kind of fell into playing an unspoken game by seeing if we can guess whether or not a given person is a Liberal and/or identifies with the Democrats, socialists, or communists. We look at each other and grin when we’ve guessed correctly and ask a leading question to confirm our suspicions.
We typically tip almost no matter what, but their have been a few of those people who got nothing after their Liberal attitude for work led to nearly total neglect or surliness.
Better just to stop eating out entirely and paying the taxes.
We cancelled cable yesterday. As soon as the contract is up I am cancelling all cell phones. We can use the land line instead. It seems to me everyone was happier without all the phones. I’m trimming everything down to necessities only. Things will not be too good in the future and though it hurts to say it my kids need to learn some lessons on having fun in more traditional ways.
We may see the day when a large home cooked meal is a luxury, celebration and a true gift.(not that it is not now, but you get the point). Stay safe and be prepared.
Veritas advocating leaving NO tip ever. If I recieve poor service I agree about leaving little or no tip. But you can't have a complete zero tip policy. as you said you used to work in the food service business.
Idea #2 will just make servers think conservatives are jerks. Bad, bad idea.
what’s the diff between your second recommendation and the post the other day from teh woman claiming to be a single mom and didn’t leave a tip?
it’s just an excuse to stiff the wait staff and become a cheap hearted bastard.
not the way to win friends and influence people
Yesterday I was in Home Depot with my husband. We had a flat cart with 6 bags of concrete and some boards for framing. I was pushing the cart and my husband was loading.
We got in line behind a man who was also buying lumber and I left a little room between us so our boards wouldn't smack and people could move around us.
A Mexican woman with some paint and painting supplies angled herself to cut right in front of me! I politely said, "Hi. I am next." I could see the side of her face and she was barely 10 feet away from me and she ignores me and edges forward!
I was suddenly overcome with a nice guys finish last feeling and when the man with construction supplies started to leave... I shoved my 400 pound cart with all my strength and the woman was forced to back up quickly to keep from being mowed down.
I am not pushy. I am usually the calm and patient person in the room! I'm the lady that says, "I'm in no hurry, you go ahead." But at that moment I almost irrationally was overcome with the feeling that nice people never win and honest Christian's will always be taken advantage of... and I kinda saw red.
At that moment I wanted to Occupy something! I wanted to poop on a police car. I wanted to be the one fanatically screaming about insults to my religion, and threatening violent irrational retaliation.
Today I feel mostly back to my normal respectable self, but I will admit I liked that the Mexican woman gave me a very wide berth in the parking lot. She walked well out of her way and when she passed she avoided looking me in the eye. It felt good.
Regarding the tips, I’d say just cut back on them. If you normally tip 20%, roll it back to 15%. If you normally throw a few dollars tip for minor tsdks, cut that back 33%.
Explain that times are tough and you wish you could tip more and that you hope things will be better in a few years.
Send New Year Greetings to Obama supporters you know. Thanking them for the round of 2013 Obama Taxes that won’t get dropped because Obamacare won’t get repealed. If they need a job tell them to apply to the IRS because they’ill be needing 18,000 new agents to get that from the 27 year old single moms ordered to payup on a non exisiting healthcare policy.
This is insanity. #2 is just an affront to working people — think how a “waitress mom” would feel after you stiffed her. #3 is the very definition of a false equivalency. I don’t give a flying rat’s petootie who the landscaper or arborist or roofer voted for. Their judgment about politics has nothing to do with their judgments on the job. Finally, #1 is across the board overkill and sends no message at all. If you want to change things, try thinking positive actions rather than negative.
“And you can tell their political affiliation just by looking at them.”
usually you can tell by looking (purple hair, multiple piercings, stupid oriental tattoos on their legs etc.....)
and sometimes you can tell by smell (patchouli oil, reefer, the stench of “occupy”)
in today’s age, it’s getting easier to tell someones affiliations by simply waiting for them to open their mouth (uh well, yes sir, it’s like ummm, such a good dish, yeah)
Leave a generous tip and a note stating:
“This generous tip is from a hard working CONSERVATIVE Republican. No government built this tip. This is how free enterprise works.”
Dittos, this is a stupid suggestion. To “stiff” some poor slob trying to make a living is f’ed up,There working for minimum wage,tips are icing on their cake which isnt a big cake to start.
#3 is pretty lame also.I dont give a crap who mows my lawn or works on my car,a least they too are working
Stop going out to eat..or if you do..have your drinks before at home and cut the bill. That’s what we retired people do. Or invite your friends to dine in..cheaper and quiet.
Try and give the guy a break. He's angry and tired of being the reasonable nice guy. He has a right to be angry! It may not last. We may all begin to feel resigned to our fate and quietly accept our situation. But I think its ok to want to be a jerk for a little while! Libs get to walk around and be completely insane lying jackwagons 24/7 but we can't be snippy for a few days.. 'cause people might not like us? After all the great things our party has done in the past for minorities, women, young adults, and working people... most still despise us. Its not like he was suggesting we blow up a bridge like those adorable little Occupy rascals.
As jobs are immediately being impacted by this election the OP has a point. I lost my job due to Obama care before the election and others are after. My new job is in limbo due to the election. There is a cost and I’m not happy... In fact I’m a little angry and tired of playing nice. I don’t agree with OPs three bullets except for patronizing businesses that are pro liberty.
My answer to a liberal when they start whining they can't get a job or things cost too much or whatever is the following:
"Rush warned you about this."
Just using the name of Rush Limbaugh pisses them off so much they immediately shut up. Works every time.
#6 Write a vanity.
“2 Get some business card printed up that say Obamas government has taken all of my money and I am unable to leave you a tip. You might try calling the White House at: (phone number) and ask Obama for your tip. Leave this on the table whenever you go out to eat at restaurants or places where tips are customarily given. “
I understand your anger—believe me, I feel it too.
However, I worked as a waitress at two places in college (including the night shift at an IHop, dealing with drunk students coming out of the bars), and I can’t get on board with this particular idea.
People who wait tables work very hard—and they rely on tips for most of their income. Plus, your waiter or waitress may have voted for Romney-Ryan.
This whole election has been an unbelievable disaster. I never expected this outcome.
All the best, veritas2002. :)
It would be a better idea to make up cards that read...
” Thank you for the service and for working hard for a living. Tips may be getting smaller these days due to all the tax increases. However, by not reporting your tips to the tax man, you can prevent the government from giving your hard earned money to those too lazy to work.”
And you can tell their political affiliation just by looking at them.
“usually you can tell by looking (purple hair, multiple piercings, stupid oriental tattoos on their legs etc.....)”
I find this interesting that you should make the assumption that conservatives SHOULD fit into a cookie-cutter standard of appearance to meet a certain approval. It’s no wonder Conservatives send people running the opposite direction in droves.
My 1/2 Asian, or “oriental” as you deemed it, daughter voted for the first time yesterday. Almost 19 years old, has strong moral convictions, has already completed her first choice of post-secondary education and will use that education to work her way through college along with a scholarship achieved. She is a proud American, and has a good relationship with God.
She changes her hair color more often than most people change their bed-linens, has a facial piercing, and tends to wear clothing that are a little out of the ordinary (very well covered, though).
Odds are, you’d guess her to be a liberal.....
If we continue on this path of being so darned judgemental, do you really think Conservatives will even have the opportunity to restore America? I am so ticked off at people like you and me right now. We have to stop this crapola.
If we can live as examples and allow people to “Come As You Are”, rather than spitting in their faces, maybe we would have the chance to straighten out the minds that have been bent to the left.
I am so sick and tired of being mad. We do this to ourselves.
I think your anger is, though understandable, misplaced. The waiter/waitress is WORKING!!!!!!! The waitress is trying her best to get ahead in life and achieve the America Dream. If you can afford to eat out and the service is completely satisfactory you should be leaving a bigger tip... the lesson being that hard work pays off.
Otherwise, you come off as an a$$clown and imprint the Democrat philosophy on the server: Why work hard dealing with obnoxious a$$clowns such as yourself while standing on my feet for 12 straight hours when I can just say screw it and get government money for sitting at home watching the Flintstones?
Casie, I totally understand where you’re coming from. I’ve been behaving in that manner for the past year. Now, I’m just wiped out.
I teach in a very rural school district (Yeah I am a very conservative public school teacher, go figure) My students are very conservative and out of the 60 plus students I have this year only one of them expressed the slightest support for Obozo. These kids are not the most "cultured" most drive trucks or jeeps and wear jeans and flannel to school every day. Some even have blue or red hair. But they are very very conservative. And even though I try to get them to stop saying Ummm or Ahhhh when they start a conversation, some still do.
A 'hint' for all, most cable companies will have a basic/basic service - that isn't advertised anywhere - you need to ask.
We pay under $8 a month for basic/basic cable - it's only local channels (most will offer this because satellite providers didn't have local channels)
Bonus*when the cable company has "free preview" weekends - you do too.
All tv programs and brand new/old movies can be watched on the internet.
Starve the Beast.
I agree with you’re point. It’s stupid to do that to a working person. I should have said I agree in the spirit of what he meant and to elaborate, as the economy worsens and it will,Obama now feels omnipotent in his power and he will make things worse, at every turn shove this right back in some liberals face. Yeah, they won. And they won it all, it’s theirs. Every down turn in the market, every industrial plant to pizza parlor that goes under is theirs, they own it. The liberal will scream at us as being’’ heartless conservatives who want Obama to fail’’ And they’d be damn right. But no one needs to want Obama to fail;he’s capable of failure all on his own. If this sounds like a ‘’scorched earth’’ attitude, so be it. Like all of us here I’m shocked and heartbroken. But there’s an anger rising in me and it’s going to be directed at every stinking liberal I run into. I’m going to bug the Hell out of the local paper(The Asbury Park Press, a liberal rag) here with letters and e-mails, till they get tired of me. ‘’Forward’’? They’ll come to rue that nonsense. Enough weeping. It’s time to gird the loins and fight.
There you go now you are talking, Virtual High five/ fist bump.
Capital idea! See my response to ‘’verga’’( #39 of 39.) Yes, let them gloat but their victory is going to come to them as if they violated a child because the creature they voted for has violated everything decent in America, our Constitution and our people. This Chicago mob of thugs and louts marching into The White House is every resemblance of Hitler’s Brownshirts marching into the Reichstag.
Your daughter is like my daughter, constantly being mistaken for a lib. When she doesn’t tell them right away, they say the darndest things. When they find out, they stop being her friend.
Actually, she’s conservative/libertarian. We don’t agree on everything, but in the important things, she is conservative.
Good for you Madame. As one of my old Catholic nuns once told me”Young man’’said Sister Agnes, “Never discount the spiritually transforming experience of pain’’. Sometimes with the lower of God’s creations one must beat the beast. That Mexican woman is that beast. But by all means dear lady, don’t poop on police cars.
Back at you. Onward. Spread the word. “Give Back To ‘Em’!.
It has been a very big blow. I have been avoiding all news and media since Tuesday night. Just know you are not alone in wanting to slap some faces. I want to say something cheerful, but the reality is that it will get worse before it gets better.
LachlanMN, I am so glad to know it is not only in this region!! My daughter encounters the same reaction with new people. Her closest friends are much like her or at least agree to disagree.
We actually have an ongoing joke in our family that my daughter is “in the closet” as a Conservative. It’s quite funny to hear some of her stories!
The only error in the suggestion was the wording on the card...
"I understand that you voted for Romney. That is not allowed!"
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