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Food Fight At Early Bird Diner Lands Senior Citizen in Jail
Breitbart ^ | 03/20/2014 | by Jon David Kahn

Posted on 03/21/2014 9:07:09 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Regret. Pain. Ageism. Getting old isn't easy. But what's more tragic is when seniors can't frequent their local early bird eatery without fear for their personal safety. Take for example an incident that occurred at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Golden Corral in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Because that's when police say a 64-year-old woman instigated a food fight that left two other seniors injured, and potentially robbed of the ability to enjoy future hot buffets without looking over their shoulders.

Here's how it went down according to police.

One of the alleged victims, Linwood Moore, claims the suspect, Polly Richards, intentionally bumped into him at the salad bar. Already things were getting hardcore.

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What surprises me is that this didn't happen in Florida.
1 posted on 03/21/2014 9:07:09 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Polly want a cracker?


2 posted on 03/21/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rogue Amish.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 9:11:28 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Do I even have to look?


4 posted on 03/21/2014 9:13:12 AM PDT by Tigerized (So. Are YOU better off than you were 5 years ago?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What, no pictures? Wonder why.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 9:13:12 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think I missed this episode of Seinfeld.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 9:14:50 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Responsibility2nd
No booking photo?

Actually, a look at her prescription(s) might be more informative.

The side effects of so many commonly prescribed drugs are worse than the condition they're supposed to treat.

7 posted on 03/21/2014 9:16:52 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Painfully "hip," glib editorializing.

I hate crap journalism like this.

And, yeah, I know, it's "supposed" to be funny.

8 posted on 03/21/2014 9:20:32 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Three guesses and the first two don’t count as to why. In fact, it would be less obvious if they posted pictures.


9 posted on 03/21/2014 9:21:20 AM PDT by sport
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To: Responsibility2nd

“.. Richards threw a plate of food at a patron... Caldwell is expected to survive”.

I’d hope the heck so. Could you imagine DYING from a plate of salad?!


10 posted on 03/21/2014 9:23:11 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m getting old, I think. When I see “senior”, I expect to read that the senior was 80+, not just 64.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 9:24:31 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Gamecock; F15Eagle

Never miss the Early Bird Special!

And never get in their way, either.

“Eat hickory!”


12 posted on 03/21/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: momtothree
Could you imagine DYING from a plate of salad?! Yeah, she could have gotten beaned.
13 posted on 03/21/2014 9:27:29 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: dblshot

shouldn’t that be three beaned?


14 posted on 03/21/2014 9:29:36 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: knittnmom

Senior is “over 55” nowadays...that’s the McDonald’s break on coffee costs...Senior Drinks etc.

As for Wilkesboro, NC....interesting place...hmmm?. This is near Boone in the Mountains.

I like North Wilkesboro, a nice place, I love the library up there, best geneology in NC except for Raleigh archives.
They are 2 different towns side by side in upper western NC.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 9:29:53 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Responsibility2nd

"Yankee bean soup, cole slaw and tuna surprise."

16 posted on 03/21/2014 9:32:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Polk Salad Polly PING!


17 posted on 03/21/2014 9:35:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: dblshot
Yeah, she could have gotten beaned.

Lettuce not jump to conclusions.

18 posted on 03/21/2014 9:37:19 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Because that's when police say a 64-year-old woman instigated a food fight that left two other seniors injured"

Food fight!

19 posted on 03/21/2014 9:37:35 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: momtothree
Could you imagine DYING from a plate of salad?!

"Foul weed!"

< /Newman >

20 posted on 03/21/2014 9:37:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You’re right. This sounds like a Florida story.


21 posted on 03/21/2014 9:41:01 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: knittnmom
The 64 year old seniors of today were 19 years old in 1968.


22 posted on 03/21/2014 9:41:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: knittnmom
I’m getting old, I think. When I see “senior”, I expect to read that the senior was 80+, not just 64.

A clue for you - 55 is considered senior in many circles these days especially at restaurants and other business's as well.

Personally I've been accepting the 'senior discount' benefits of this practice for a number of years now. When I first hit the double nickel I (naturally) resented the implications but now have now come to accept it as a part of the 'maturing' process. Heh heh. Besides every little bit helps when you're retired living alone and eat out a lot.

23 posted on 03/21/2014 9:45:47 AM PDT by Ron H. (Ted Cruz for President in 2016.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
What surprises me is that this didn't happen in Florida.

Probably wouldn't have made the news there.

24 posted on 03/21/2014 9:46:05 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Veggie Todd

“Yeah, she could have gotten beaned.”

“Lettuce not jump to conclusions”

Careful or you may get a dressing down for your lack of senior respect.


25 posted on 03/21/2014 9:50:42 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Flycatcher
I hate crap journalism like this.

while i do not care so much for the humor aspect, i do appreciate some of the details... just today i have written on other threads about how most of today's articles are simply press releases with no further reporting added to them... journalism today, overall, is abysmal...

26 posted on 03/21/2014 9:50:52 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: knittnmom
I’m getting old, I think. When I see “senior”, I expect to read that the senior was 80+, not just 64.

i have siblings in the mid-60s age bracket... they hardly look what comes to my mind when i think of senior citizens... in any case, i am glad that the right person was arrested...

27 posted on 03/21/2014 9:52:24 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

BUN FIGHT AT THE GOLDEN CORRAL!


28 posted on 03/21/2014 9:55:31 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: moovova
“Yeah, she could have gotten beaned.” “Lettuce not jump to conclusions” Careful or you may get a dressing down for your lack of senior respect.

Now you're just being corn-y.

29 posted on 03/21/2014 10:02:54 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: latina4dubya; Veggie Todd

Mama used to tell me “son, if you live long enough you’ll get old some day yourself”. Man, mama sure sure knew what she was talking about.


30 posted on 03/21/2014 10:05:56 AM PDT by Ron H. (Ted Cruz for President in 2016.)
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To: knittnmom
"expect"

Ditto. The other day while out cruising with my significant other, I made a snide remark about some driver who was driving erratically. Probably some old idiot I remarked to the wife. She said, "you're in that age range, and you probably qualify on both counts." She had me there.

31 posted on 03/21/2014 10:06:39 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That deserves a huge BUMP!


32 posted on 03/21/2014 10:08:15 AM PDT by VMI70
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To: knittnmom

Same here.


33 posted on 03/21/2014 10:08:30 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I'm tired of the Liberals and their stupidity!)
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To: latina4dubya
Yep.

If it weren't for bad journalism, we'd have no journalism at all.

34 posted on 03/21/2014 10:08:52 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: a fool in paradise

35 posted on 03/21/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Veggie Todd

lol


36 posted on 03/21/2014 10:10:12 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: a fool in paradise

Good point.


37 posted on 03/21/2014 10:13:37 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

38 posted on 03/21/2014 10:15:58 AM PDT by Ron H. (Ted Cruz for President in 2016.)
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To: Responsibility2nd


39 posted on 03/21/2014 10:16:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: dfwgator

ROFL. I live in a large retirement community as a 59 year old youngster. Oh, the tales I could tell...


40 posted on 03/21/2014 10:21:22 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Notice all involved are baby boomers - specifically the hippie-prone.

Amazing they’ve even gotten this old. After my parents’ generation sadly passes en mass, I won’t be looking at the “old” or “elderly” the same way.


41 posted on 03/21/2014 10:22:40 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: driftless2

A recent experience with my now passed away father in law proved to me that we only see what we want. He was in an assisted living home and was totally unhappy about it. Every time I would go see him he would complain about them all being crazy. He had dementia and couldn’t remember his name half the time. lol


42 posted on 03/21/2014 10:25:10 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Responsibility2nd
It's all fun and games til somebody tosses the mashed taters and gravy!
43 posted on 03/21/2014 10:35:02 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Yep, 19 in 1968.

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44 posted on 03/21/2014 10:52:38 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Notice all involved are baby boomers - specifically the hippie-prone.

Only two of the three were boomers, it started when the non-boomer skipped ahead in line according to the employees.

But it is interesting that someone can make so much out of so little, as to try to create a generations myth out of it.

A shoving match involving three people in their 60s, who live together, and you trace it to their birth in the 1940s and 50s?

45 posted on 03/21/2014 11:04:47 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

They don’t live together, I was thinking old folks home when I said that.


46 posted on 03/21/2014 11:06:36 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: dfwgator

And again, probably one of my favorite lines from that movie. I always waited for that part to come up.


47 posted on 03/21/2014 11:25:40 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: a fool in paradise; KC_Lion; Gamecock; Larry Lucido

“Newman, you wouldn’t eat broccoli if it was deep-fried in chocolate sauce”.


48 posted on 03/21/2014 11:26:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: a fool in paradise

And I think (IIRC) it was “Vile weed!!!”.


49 posted on 03/21/2014 11:26:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ansel12

The man was 69. Only within a hair of “official” boomer status. What concerns me of boomers are the hippies that came out of it on the early end, not the latter end. The early part which in truth overlaps with “official” VERY LATE “silent” generation.

Hey, I just couldn’t help noticing. It really is going to color my view of elderly in the next few years, knowing we are getting hippies into elder status, before I reach it myself.

And it gives a different perspective, rather than the usual racial comments.


50 posted on 03/21/2014 12:48:47 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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