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Teachers union bigs tossed from Albany eatery (cheapskates)
DAILY NEWS ^ | February 16th 2011, | BY Kenneth Lovett

Posted on 02/19/2011 3:33:03 PM PST by dennisw

Cops booted an unruly group of city teachers union officials from a posh Albany eatery after they caused a ruckus over their dinner tab.

Paul Egan, the union's political and legislative director, set off the fracas - claiming the quail he was served, and finished, wasn't large enough.

Egan and about two dozen other members of the United Federation of Teachers spread over three tables at the swank bistro Marché inside 74 State, a boutique hotel down the block from the state Capitol.

And with Egan apparently worked into a froth over the size of his quail in the $40 prix fixe meal, union members looked on without paying the group's bill.

Egan began shouting and demanded to see the manager. The restaurant's owner soon appeared, and pleaded with Egan to calm down, sources said.

When he didn't, restaurant staffers called the cops.

Two officers were dispatched to handle a man who was "yelling and refusing to leave," Albany Detective James Miller said.

To hustle the scene-makers out of the dining room, restaurant managers reduced the bill for the group's prix fixe dinners, Miller said.

Officers told Egan the dispute was a civil matter and ordered him to pay the bill - to which he followed up by asking if he was required to leave a tip, sources said.

"They all had to stand up and walk out the door with the cops behind them," one source said. "It was mortifying. It was like they had to slink out the door."

A source with ties to the union said it's not the first time Egan has been kicked out of a restaurant after making a scene.

"He's done this more than once, though he never got escorted out by the police before that I know of," the source said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheapskates; cheater; cheating; chiseler; egan; paulegan; quail; testrigging; uft; unionleaders; unionthugs; whiner
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1 posted on 02/19/2011 3:33:05 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Took place in Albany NY. What a bunch of cheap thugs. They are used to getting their way.


2 posted on 02/19/2011 3:34:44 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: dennisw

“Paul Egan, the union’s political and legislative director, set off the fracas - claiming the quail he was served, and finished, wasn’t large enough.”

Never had quail, Paul? Should have ordered the Duck.


3 posted on 02/19/2011 3:35:03 PM PST by jessduntno ("That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine." - Sarah Palin)
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To: dennisw

TYPICAL DEMOCRAT......SCREW ANYONE YOU CAN!!! AND ACT LIKE THE THUG YOU ARE!!


4 posted on 02/19/2011 3:35:37 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: dennisw

What a jerk!


5 posted on 02/19/2011 3:36:11 PM PST by KansasGirl (1)
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To: dennisw

I don’t have to pay for my pensions and health care benefits.

Why should I have to pay for my meals?


6 posted on 02/19/2011 3:37:49 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: dennisw

I hear he also ordered Escargot at a French place down the street and complained about the snails on his plate.


7 posted on 02/19/2011 3:37:49 PM PST by jessduntno ("That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine." - Sarah Palin)
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To: dennisw

Looks as if this fat mucker has had a LOT of free meals.

I knew a liberal betch whose favorite trick was to complain about every meal she ever ate in a restaurant. Got a lot of price reductions. And she was proud of it. Once had dinner with her, her liberal husband, and some other folks. It was embarrassing. Never again did I go anywhere with them.

8 posted on 02/19/2011 3:39:09 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: dennisw
When you go to a fru-fru restaurant you got to expect to get fru-fru portions and to pay fru-fru rates. It's all about being seen by the ‘right’ people there.

On the otherhand these unionist appear to have walked the ticket and got out without paying for their meal. Hmmmmmmmm ... unionists getting something for nothing and not paying their fair share ... that's just normal isn't it?

9 posted on 02/19/2011 3:42:29 PM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: dennisw

In the future cook him a chicken but marinade it in cat piss to give it a “gamey” flavor.


10 posted on 02/19/2011 3:43:12 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Right Wing Assault
I knew a liberal betch whose favorite trick was to complain about every meal she ever ate in a restaurant. Got a lot of price reductions. And she was proud of it. Once had dinner with her, her liberal husband, and some other folks. It was embarrassing. Never again did I go anywhere with them.

I knew someone like that too. Liberal chiseler who always messed around with the wait staff and tried to get freebies and price reductions. His wife was a Federal employee

11 posted on 02/19/2011 3:43:52 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: dennisw
No beatdown?

Time to change restaurant policies in Wisonsin Fur Shur.

You can only afford so much of this nonsense ~ particularly by our society's elite union leaders.

12 posted on 02/19/2011 3:43:52 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: dennisw

Albany is a cesspool.


13 posted on 02/19/2011 3:45:02 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: dennisw
to which he followed up by asking if he was required to leave a tip, sources said.

Then he follows up by STIFFING THE WORKING STAFF.

Scum.

14 posted on 02/19/2011 3:47:58 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: dennisw
All the restaurants in town should put a 17 X 22 poster on the door with his picture and in big bold letters say This Person Banned From This Establishment!
15 posted on 02/19/2011 3:49:54 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL! Now that’s funny and no one deserves it more than this turkey.


16 posted on 02/19/2011 3:50:26 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dennisw
Useful idiot rank and file wake up, they made promises they can't keep from politicians that made promises they can't keep because neither one of these criminals are paying the bill, while they dine at fine restaurants eating quaile and drinking fine wines you are told to get out in the street and fight.
17 posted on 02/19/2011 3:51:02 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: dennisw

“claiming the quail he was served, and finished, wasn’t large enough”.

...I usually complain about portion size before I eat. That’s just me though.


18 posted on 02/19/2011 3:51:28 PM PST by albie
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To: muawiyah

>>>>Time to change restaurant policies in Wisonsin Fur Shur.

What does a story from Albany, NY have to do with Wisconsin?


19 posted on 02/19/2011 3:54:15 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: dennisw

Commie union thugs. A posh Albany eatery. Quail. Hmmmmm. It’s good to be the king when you’re a commie piggy. These greedy, commie bass turds should be in jail.


20 posted on 02/19/2011 3:54:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: jazusamo

“In the future cook him a chicken but marinade it in cat piss to give it a “gamey” flavor.”

Now that’s funny....................


21 posted on 02/19/2011 3:55:07 PM PST by MotherRedDog
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To: dennisw
Funny how people who run that sort of scam- and then don't tip either- are the bleeding-heart liberal types who can't wait to give our money away.

Their own? You have got to be kidding me.

I wouldn't put it past some of these to be running a double scam- there on "official business" so someone else is paying the tab, get the cost reduced or the meal free, submit the original bill for expenses, pocket the difference!

22 posted on 02/19/2011 3:55:07 PM PST by susannah59
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To: Right Wing Assault

What a fat prig. This is the first time I have seen donkey face head of the teacher’s union.
I am a retired member in New York State. What a disgrace.
Al Shanker was there when I did teach. He was a sweaty greasy pig. May be rest in peace.


23 posted on 02/19/2011 3:55:55 PM PST by 1elder1 (\Christmas with the Palins all December 2010)
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To: dennisw

Egan should take this up with Michelle Obama — she told restaurants to serve smaller portions. (The moron obviously thinks quail are a type of turkey.)


24 posted on 02/19/2011 4:02:34 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: dennisw

More entertaining material on Paul Egan and his gang of teachers union rip-off artists

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/fat_cat_feeding_frenzy_f3Zt9GW698UmpeOe00Ut2K


25 posted on 02/19/2011 4:03:00 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: dennisw
claiming the quail he was served, and finished, wasn't large enough

I guess he should have ordered quail sometime with his parents.

ML/NJ

26 posted on 02/19/2011 4:04:15 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: dennisw

Give the freak a complimentary jawbreaker. Have the dog sniff him for future reference.


27 posted on 02/19/2011 4:04:43 PM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
I'm not a union fan but this could be any group.
Just seems the other members of this group had no class either because they did not keep him under control.
28 posted on 02/19/2011 4:04:47 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: dennisw

trash does as trash is... and vice versa


29 posted on 02/19/2011 4:05:05 PM PST by bareford101 (. All Muslims lie to infidels to confuse them)
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To: dennisw

I you think that was ‘cheap’ and you want to have some fun.

Just check his tax returns. Like all Libs, I will bet you would be surprised at what you will find.


30 posted on 02/19/2011 4:05:20 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 1elder1

Back in your day I doubt that liberals dominated the teacher’s union the way they do today. All kinds were teachers same as all kinds used to get plum university professorships. Now you have to be a liberal to get one in the liberal arts colleges. They only hire their own kind


31 posted on 02/19/2011 4:06:13 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Same union thugs ~ no hope of changing policies in New York. Although I am sure they could arrange a beat down provided nobody owes any gambling debts to one of the union thugs' friends.

BTW, really surprised to see that old fashioned stuff still going on ~ today's mobbed up unionist usually tries to stay out of the public eye by avoiding this sort of incident.

32 posted on 02/19/2011 4:07:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: AGreatPer
Just seems the other members of this group had no class either because they did not keep him under control.

I'll bet they love his performances and in this case it earned them all a price break

"To hustle the scene-makers out of the dining room, restaurant managers reduced the bill for the group's prix fixe dinners, Miller said."

33 posted on 02/19/2011 4:11:59 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: dennisw

Quail, pigeon, what’s the difference? About the same size. He should have said something before he ate it. BTW, if they were at a fancy restaurant you better believe the Union dues paid for that regardless of his rant. He’ll just put in a chit and be reimbursed. His picture says it all.


34 posted on 02/19/2011 4:12:30 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: dennisw

Paul Egan has already sent this letter to the restaurant manager:

Manager
Marche
74 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
info@74state.com

Dear Sir:

I write to make you aware of an incident on February 14, 2011 at your establishment.

The circumstances are these:

On the night of Feb ruary 14, 2011, I hosted a dinner for 24 colleagues. A number of untoward incidents occurred, including half the party not getting served for an hour and a half, late and rude service, drinks hot and cold spilled bny waiters and cald and uncooked meals.

Despite the rudeness shown to us by restaurant employees, and their refusal of my repeated requests to speak directly to the manager on duty, I paid the bill in full—even though the first bill presented to me was for 30 meals rather then the 25 guests who actually attended.

Let me add that the problems of that evening were entirely uncharacteristic of what my colleagues and I usually experience at your restaurant, where I generally find the food excellent, the service first-rate, and the atmosphere more than hospitable.

Sincerely,

Paul Egan
52 Broadway
New York, NY 1004

This letter was found here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/48982578/Egan-Letter

Obviously, something at that restaurant by Egan’s “colleagues” set the restaurant staff off. What could that have been? Perhaps some protest exuberance carry over in an establishment that is used to more decorum?


35 posted on 02/19/2011 4:12:57 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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"Why do you want to talk to me, so you can keep making fat jokes?" United Teachers Federation lobbyist Paul Egan asked the Daily News Thursday outside his home.

Egan refused to the pay the bill, which at one point surpassed $1,800 as the drinks flowed.

UFT officials also ignored questions about whether they were aware that Egan was accused in 2000 for involvement in a student-cheating scandal when he was a middle-school teacher.
36 posted on 02/19/2011 4:16:37 PM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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He’s looking for a handout from the Management for their episodes. Knows he’ll be reimbursed if he made a big enough stink. But it looked good for him to “appear” as if he was paying the bill, when in fact he orchestrated the happenings in order to have his bill “adjusted”. What a scumball. He has done so before...


37 posted on 02/19/2011 4:18:28 PM PST by caww
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http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/16/2011-02-16_paul_egan_teachers_union_leader_in_restaurant_stir_is_exteacher_reprimanded_for_.html

Don’t believe that letter. Egan and his band of .edu thieves got all liquored up and the tab rose higher and higher


38 posted on 02/19/2011 4:19:17 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: dennisw

Investigate and arrest members of the “Congressional Progressive Caucus” and union bosses and Declare all States “Right to Work” states, no more forced compulsory union dues in order to keep your job.

Defund the marxist trade and government worker unions.

No one will pay union dues voluntarily.

Let the union workers give themselves a raise by not having to pay any more dues.

The next POTUS must cripple and imprison the corrupt and degenerate marxist public and private sector union leadership by declaring all States “Right to Work States”


39 posted on 02/19/2011 4:25:13 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Right Wing Assault

The MUGSHOT of a True Dirtbag and Scum Specialist!
Opps! I didn’t mean to offend all the Union Thugs who have put this Dirtbag in a Union Leadership position!!
Repulsive!! This is what the Demorats want for OUR AMERICA!
We better stand up and FIGHT!!! or We are going to Loose Our AMERICA to a KENYAN VILLAGE IDIOT!!!


40 posted on 02/19/2011 4:26:32 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: WaterBoard

Yeah, and these are the very people to whom many pay dues. For what? So they can eat at luxury places and bill the Union for their food? I wonder if SEIU has a union there.


41 posted on 02/19/2011 4:30:26 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: WaterBoard

PS. Was this guy taught in a public school? What, he can’t read a menu with the prices? Or did he flunk math as well?


42 posted on 02/19/2011 4:31:48 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: dennisw
He pretty well embodies the union ethos.

"The world owes us a living!"

43 posted on 02/19/2011 4:37:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: dennisw

Who do the NY Italian “bosses” back up - the local eateries or the union thugs. Just asking.


44 posted on 02/19/2011 4:37:25 PM PST by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Why would a lard ass like that order a quail?

Mr. Lard ass should have ordered a 10 pound turkey!


45 posted on 02/19/2011 4:37:36 PM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: ReverendJames
This is Albany, NJ.

Unions everywhere.

"The Public Employees Federation - PEF is a union representing 58,000 professional, scientific, and technical state employees."

It's the only state where Unions have to belong to a State union.

46 posted on 02/19/2011 4:38:25 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: ReverendJames

I posted the following on another thread where someone had said the union members were like a well-used whore. But not sure what that meant, but is sounded good!:

*********************************

“Well used whore” - I think it fits very well when talking about the unions.

Does all the work and gives the money to higher ups.
Do what the higher-ups tell them, and they get treated okay.
Try to go against the higher-ups, and you get knocked down.
Dependent on the higher-ups to keep their jobs and their fix of “perks”.
And the higher-ups just rake in the cash and the benefits.

“Hey Babe. Com’n - you know I love ya!”


47 posted on 02/19/2011 4:43:11 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: WaterBoard
He's so fat he raises goldfish in his navel.

The shadow of his @ss weighs twenty pounds.

He looked at the menu and said, "Okay!"

When he f@rts, he applauds himself.

Last time he made love he burned his rear end on the light bulb on the ceiling.

He's so fat he keeps Euros in one pocket and Pesos in the other.

Okay, I'll go back to being polite, now.

48 posted on 02/19/2011 4:43:17 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: 21twelve

Unions are like abusive husbands. When the beaten up wife leaves he says “Why???”


49 posted on 02/19/2011 4:44:42 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: dennisw
I knew someone like that too. Liberal chiseler who always messed around with the wait staff and tried to get freebies and price reductions.

I see that you have met my older brother.

I do not go out to eat with him anymore, he always tries to get something for nothing and it is embarrassing.

50 posted on 02/19/2011 4:49:55 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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