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College Lecturer Berates Local Chick-fil-A Employee at the Drive-Thru: ‘Horrible Corporation’
Blaze ^ | 8/2/2012 | Mike Opelka

Posted on 08/02/2012 9:37:08 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter

Not all of the half-million plus people who reportedly visited Chick-fil-A restaurants on August 1st were there to support the company. There were a few folks who stopped by to protest the company. One such protester is Adam M Smith.

Mr. Smith is an Adjunct Lecturer at Eller College in Arizona and he also is the CFO of Vante, a catheter manufacturing company.

Apparently, Adam Smith is not a fan of the head of Chick-fil-A and he decided to let the company know how he felt. Smith sat in the drive through lane of a local franchise, intending to only order “free water” and give the company a piece of his mind.

In the video, initially titled ”Reduce $’s to Chick-Fil-A’s Hate Groups” – these points are worth noting:

•The college students that Smith sees off in the distance and speculates are getting ready to stage a sit-in, were most likely waiting to get into the movie theater they were standing in front of. •He tells the young woman working the window, “This is a horrible corporation with horrible values.” •He also goes out of his way to stress ,”I’m a nice guy, by the way… totally heterosexual. Not a gay in me, I just can’t stand the hate.” Not long after Smith posted the video on YouTube, it was removed.

However, other web users had already spotted the clip, copied it and reposted it, citing the ”Freedom And Innovation Revitalizing United States Entrepreneurship Act of 2007.”

We offer the re-posted video for your viewing pleasure.


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KEYWORDS: academia; adamsmith; bully; bullying; chickfila; ellercollege; homosexualagenda
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To: kevao

By Email

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Contact Us: info@vante.com

anyone know which ChickFilA this is..I want to send them an email message about how well this girl handled the situation.


51 posted on 08/02/2012 10:15:18 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Watching that sanctimonious boor makes me hungry for a chicken sandwich.


52 posted on 08/02/2012 10:15:18 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2913731/posts?q=1&;page=51

This thread too.

This company needs to be aware of his behavior.


53 posted on 08/02/2012 10:15:18 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: lonevoice

The mission of the Eller College is to support and develop a community of scholars and learners whose knowledge, integrity, and entrepreneurial spirit will transform business and society; this is the Eller Experience.


I believe that is worthy of sending to the President of Eller College with the question “Did Adam Smith not read your mission statement?”


54 posted on 08/02/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: commonguymd

it’s hitting the media
http://politics.kfyi.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104668?feed=104668&article=10315939


55 posted on 08/02/2012 10:16:46 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, check out Ace’s Twitter page. Make sure you don’t have liquid in your mouth. LOL!

http://twitter.com/AceofSpadesHQ


56 posted on 08/02/2012 10:16:46 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Absolutely


57 posted on 08/02/2012 10:17:34 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: lonevoice

http://vante.com/


58 posted on 08/02/2012 10:17:54 AM PDT by Orlando
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

http://www.eller.arizona.edu/contact/


59 posted on 08/02/2012 10:20:26 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Somewhere in Tucson, a CFO is signing severance package papers right about now.


60 posted on 08/02/2012 10:20:35 AM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Scratch a liberal, especially a white liberal, and you'll find a fascist.

White leftists are the most intolerant people on the face of the earth.

61 posted on 08/02/2012 10:20:46 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: SandRat

Yes, she was a class act. But you can tell that it upset her horribly. Her response, “I am very uncomfortable right now.” Should have been his clue to have a human emotion. None was forthcoming. I hope she is identified and an account is set up. I would love to help send her on a nice well-deserved vacation. Where are the Tucson Freepers? Can anyone get this done?


62 posted on 08/02/2012 10:22:28 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: Darren McCarty

I’ve got $5 that says this idiot is an anti-semite to boot.


63 posted on 08/02/2012 10:22:35 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
This poor girl just entered the world of internet lore

64 posted on 08/02/2012 10:22:50 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Mister Anderson
Adam posted his contact info, so he must be looking for feedback:

Adam M. Smith of Tucson AZ
CFO of Vante
University of Arizona Tucson - Adjunct Lecturer
amsmith77@yahoo
YouTube name is ‘amsmith77amsmith’

That vile poltroon who gets his kicks harassing a waitress is going to hear from me.

65 posted on 08/02/2012 10:23:08 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: RummyChick

She’s awesome!


66 posted on 08/02/2012 10:24:37 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Lazamataz

“Not a gay in me.”

What an odd way to say that.


I think he was trying to avoid saying “not a gay bone in my body.”


67 posted on 08/02/2012 10:26:26 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Not a professor. An adjunct lecturer, and by the looks of it, not one with aspirations to become full-time faculty anywhere, just one of those academic bottom-feeders like Obama, who want a university address for the prestige, but can’t succeed on the publish-or-perish track to become an actual professor.


68 posted on 08/02/2012 10:26:49 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: RummyChick
If he is so proud of what he did..why did he delete the youtube video???

I emailed the contact person at University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, and the "contact us" email at Vante corporation. We'll see if they have a response, if they are proud of what he did.

I suspect I am not the only person to contact them. That may have something to do with his removing the video.

69 posted on 08/02/2012 10:28:24 AM PDT by jeannineinsd
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To: Pining_4_TX

That speaks so well to the employee, the company, and its’ leadership.


70 posted on 08/02/2012 10:28:31 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: newheart
Too lazy to actually go inside and talk to somebody face to face?

Too gutless. He sat in his car and posed for his camera while verbally assaulting a low-paid female employee. This wimpy s.o.b. needs to be taught a lesson by someone of his own sex, age and size.

He claims to be Chief Financial Officer of Vante, 100 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716. Their phone is 520-881-6555.

His personal resume posted in another thread here shows his mobile phone as 520-403-5045 and email as amsmith77@yahoo.com

71 posted on 08/02/2012 10:28:44 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: RummyChick

I’ll up the ante. Someone needs to identify her and set up an account for her. She deserves it after dealing with the smug little twerp.


72 posted on 08/02/2012 10:31:56 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

That insecure douchebag’s day started out with an idea that he thought would have his liberal friends glorifying his courage and his support of liberal ideals.

Today he is meeting with his boss and some folks at the university about his reasoning skills and judgement.

I bet he wishes he would have bought a chicken sandwich instead of the free water.

Another Internet High Five to the courteous employee. I don’t know what she wants to do in life, but I’d hire her. You can’t teach composure like.


73 posted on 08/02/2012 10:33:48 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Have done and hope lots of others do too.


74 posted on 08/02/2012 10:34:25 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Bernard Marx

Somebody posted this comment at Blaze:

Adam Smith, CFO Vante, can’t manage his own finances:

http://www.loansafe.org/forum/ask-attorneys/12668-az-loan-mod-wf-vs-deed-lieu.html


75 posted on 08/02/2012 10:36:34 AM PDT by norcal joe
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Here is my e-mail to the guy:

Dear Adam,
That young lady on YOUR video from Chick Fil A just schooled you Mr college professor. Not only did you bully her, she in turn showed you extreme class and professionalism. I hope you took notes.
If that were my daughter I would be extremely proud of her for how she acted...if you were my son I would put you in a temper tantrum time out and take away your smart phone for a week so you don’t embarrass yourself anymore.
Have a great day.


76 posted on 08/02/2012 10:37:34 AM PDT by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: Boston Blackie

Looks like they scrubbed him from that website too. Heh.


77 posted on 08/02/2012 10:47:51 AM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: norcal joe

What a smart CFO...I’m sure he forgot his tale of woes about trying to keep 3 houses will forever be on the internet for everyone to find. Dohhhhh
So is he a 1% er?


78 posted on 08/02/2012 10:48:16 AM PDT by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: oust the louse

No one hates like a leftist.


79 posted on 08/02/2012 10:48:21 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: oust the louse

twitter report that smith’s profile has been deleted from U of A website.

Vante appears to be employee owned according to one report


80 posted on 08/02/2012 10:48:46 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: norcal joe

Looks like a very weak link to our Mr Adams. Now maybe this is more than enough proof for Senator Harry Reid to make allegations, but I still say it is a bit weak for FReepers.

“””Thanks for considering taking my case on.
Regards, Mr. Smith in Arizona””


81 posted on 08/02/2012 10:49:21 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: norcal joe

LOL!


82 posted on 08/02/2012 10:50:58 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Boston Blackie

Gone. Poof! Website scrubbed.


83 posted on 08/02/2012 10:52:55 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: oust the louse
Two types of people you should avoid trusting:

1. People who call themselves "Chief Financial Officers" but who are up to their buttocks in financial messes of their own feckless making; and

2. People who post Youtube videos of themselves being roundly outclassed and mentally outgunned by young food industry workers less that half their age.
84 posted on 08/02/2012 10:55:56 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Beelzebubba
Smith, a sodomite, is ashamed of the fact he lies with another man the same way a woman lies with a man. So he denies the fact he's a homosexual.

He needs to be outed to the Gay Civil Rights crowd.

85 posted on 08/02/2012 10:55:56 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Look at the user name on that site and then the user name on his youtube account.


86 posted on 08/02/2012 10:57:43 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Presbyterian Reporter; All
Perhaps Vante would like to know about the horrible CFO they have?

http://www.vante.com/contact.php?pg=7

They do have an Adam Smith listed as CFO.

http://www.vante.com/executives

87 posted on 08/02/2012 10:59:19 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: RummyChick

Thanks for clarifying. I had overlooked the same username.


88 posted on 08/02/2012 11:01:32 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: RummyChick

i’d date her...


89 posted on 08/02/2012 11:06:09 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: thackney
The Vante website must be catching hell ... "Service Temporarily Unavailable."
I hope the phones get shut down too. (Toll Free: 1-877-565-5557)
90 posted on 08/02/2012 11:07:51 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Future Snake Eater
His day job is CFO at a company called Vante that apparently makes catheters.

I'll go out on a limb and guess "Not for Long".

91 posted on 08/02/2012 11:08:52 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

Yeah, it’ll be interesting to see what happens to this clown. He’d better be one damn good CFO, or his ass is grass!


92 posted on 08/02/2012 11:11:09 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: The_Reader_David
I wonder how much $$ taxpayers are wasting on that position.
It's no wonder the cost of school is very high. I would cut adjunct lecturer position, and cut the women studies where radical feminists get there trainings to hate males,destroy marriage, make, draft laws that enslave fathers more... Waste of money, but we know the Demonrats won't let that happen. Since it's the way they get payed using our $$$.
93 posted on 08/02/2012 11:12:21 AM PDT by Orlando
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To: Mister Anderson
he must be looking for feedback

According to Vante's website, their CEO is a gentleman named Roger Vogel. I wonder if he'd be interested in the caliber of person he has reporting to him?

94 posted on 08/02/2012 11:15:08 AM PDT by wbill
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To: commonguymd

Earlier this morning, Adam Smith, with picture, was listed on the school’s faculty directory. I did send an email.

He doesn’t seem to be on the website any longer. It looks like he was scrubbed.

As of 11:15 am Pacific Time, he is still listed as CFO of Vante.


95 posted on 08/02/2012 11:16:57 AM PDT by jeannineinsd
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To: jeannineinsd

I called Vante, asked to speak with our hero Mr. Smith. The lady said that Mr. Smith was not taking calls, and she would forward me to human resources. I left a message. I don’t think they will return my call.


96 posted on 08/02/2012 11:20:36 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: Lazamataz
Maybe some bisexuals were in him, but not one gay was.

That is screamingly funny.
97 posted on 08/02/2012 11:20:57 AM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: RummyChick
twitter report that smith’s profile has been deleted from U of A website.

Oh my goodness, it IS gone. That was quick! LOL.

98 posted on 08/02/2012 11:27:54 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I suspect he’s not a very good financial guy. He’s probably skidding by on the company’s good fortunes. He’s totally confused about values.

He disagrees with Dan Cathey’s personal values. So, he attacks CFA financially by forcing them to give him a free water. Wow, that’s gotta hurt CFA!

He planned this attack, complete with a video commentary.
He completed the attack.
He didn’t recognize how badly he failed, even after reviewing his own video.
He’s so blinded by his own rage that actually posted the video along with his corporate & university contact info dragging those 2 organizations into his cesspool.

How on earth can Vante or Arizona U rationalize keeping someone so stupid?


99 posted on 08/02/2012 11:29:41 AM PDT by ne1410s ("We will not tolerate your intolerance!!!" ...huh?)
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To: wbill
I'll go out on a limb and guess "Not for Long".

"Very logical...fascinating!"

100 posted on 08/02/2012 11:32:34 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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