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The Blaze Interviews the Guy Fired for Berating a Chick-fil-A Employee
The Blaze.com ^ | 8-3-12 | Mike Opelka

Posted on 08/03/2012 12:54:47 PM PDT by Houmatt

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First off, Adam Smith is a fool if he thinks reasonable people will buy into his baloney re: his "original intent."

Second, he attempts to place at least some of the blame at the feet of his "inspiration," Jackson Pearce. While I strongly recommend you watch the video posted at the Blaze website that she created, I also beseech you to look at the follow-up, which can be found HERE. See if you notice the same things I did.

1 posted on 08/03/2012 12:54:50 PM PDT by Houmatt
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To: Houmatt

I don’t believe him that he has been threatened.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 12:56:33 PM PDT by albie
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To: Houmatt
Should someone be fired from their job and threatened with violence, torture, even death because they have an opinion different than yours? Of course not. And yet, that is what Adam M. Smith of Arizona says happened to him.

Boo.

Friggin'.

Hoo.

3 posted on 08/03/2012 12:57:11 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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4 posted on 08/03/2012 12:57:27 PM PDT by skeeter
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Oh, cry me a river.

Hope he likes ramen noodles seven days a week. LOSER!


5 posted on 08/03/2012 12:57:50 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: Houmatt
Should someone be fired from their job and threatened with violence, torture, even death because they have an opinion different than yours? Of course not.

Liberals have a really hard time with irony, don't they?

6 posted on 08/03/2012 12:59:00 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: Houmatt
Adam Smith is a fool

The 'invisible hand' smacks down a fool who doesn't understands market forces.

7 posted on 08/03/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Houmatt

Claiming that they’ve received death threats is an age old tactic of the left used to evoke sympathy and shame their opponents into silence.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 1:00:30 PM PDT by Random_User_250
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To: Houmatt

This guy was fired because he took out his frustration on a young employee instead of dealing with the Chick-Fil-A corporate management in a proper fashion. He was rude, obviously trying to elicit a response from the woman that he could get here in trouble on, and should know better for the level position he held. Would he want public person doing this to one of his employees?

The guy’s a jerk and deserved what he got. The Blaze is a left wing tool and will do anything, say anything, to trash America and Americans. They, and Smith are two of a kind. Bigoted, socialist liars.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 1:02:44 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Houmatt

In the old days, Adam would have been taught a lesson in getting his butt kicked by a boy friend or brother. AAHHH for the old days.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 1:02:57 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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If he was threatened he needs to call the police. I doubt the claim. A guy that creepy could easily be a liar too.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 1:03:46 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Random_User_250

Yeah, I see “gay” guys hanging from the branches of trees every day. /sarc


12 posted on 08/03/2012 1:04:28 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: workerbee
Liberals have a really hard time with irony, don't they?

Yeah, especially with their track record of going after Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk radio.

13 posted on 08/03/2012 1:04:42 PM PDT by bcsco
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I thought he was fired for being an abusive bully, trying to intimidate a young woman. That has nothing to do with his opinion, only his contemptible conduct.

He is lucky that he does not live in a more chivalric age, or the consequences might be a bit more severe than losing a job.

William Flax

14 posted on 08/03/2012 1:06:00 PM PDT by Ohioan
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This guy was fired because he took out his frustration on a young employee instead of dealing with the Chick-Fil-A corporate management in a proper fashion.

He would never have been fired, except he was stupid enough to post a video of it on Youtube.

And that set forth a chain of events that led to the door of his employer.

In other words, he was an idiot for not just leaving it at the drive-thru window.

15 posted on 08/03/2012 1:06:42 PM PDT by dirtboy
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Bummer, Adam. After all the idiots who post themselves on YouTube doing something stupid, you couldn’t figure it out?

No soup for you. Err, no chicken.

He needs to do a 180 real quick. Like today.

Though most of us will seriously wonder if he’s sincere since he’s still an Obama-follower.


16 posted on 08/03/2012 1:07:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: bcsco
The Blaze is a left wing tool ...

Isn't The Blaze Glenn Beck's thing?

17 posted on 08/03/2012 1:07:39 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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I didn’t want to register in order to leave a comment, but their “poll” is ridiculous. “Is it un-American, to be fired,arrested,threaten(sic) in any way, for making known your beliefs?” They’re too stupid to differentiate between GOVERNMENT actions and private actions.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 1:07:51 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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He makes a big deal out of being married with 4 kids —hey it’s GREAT he adopted, but is he married to a woman or a MAN....?

Because I suspect he is married to man.

I think he’s a militant gay guy who “married” and is looking after these poor kids.

Why doesn’t the COLLEGE also fire him, huh?


19 posted on 08/03/2012 1:08:02 PM PDT by gaijin
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“...The Blaze is a left wing tool...

WOW! You no NOTHING about The Blaze, do you?!


20 posted on 08/03/2012 1:08:09 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: bcsco
The Blaze is a left wing tool and will do anything, say anything, to trash America and Americans.

Geez, The Blaze left wing? Really?
21 posted on 08/03/2012 1:08:39 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: Houmatt
Boo. Freaking. Hoo.


22 posted on 08/03/2012 1:09:00 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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It’s simple. He wasn’t fired for his opinions. He was fired because as an executive representative of his company he pushed his opinions on an innocent bystander in a threatening and inappropriate manner that reflected poorly on his employer.

Too bad he is such a moron; no tears shed-—ever.


23 posted on 08/03/2012 1:09:04 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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Adam is a poor decision maker. Based on the judgement he used and the actions he took, I do not believe he is qualified to be a CFO.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 1:09:04 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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Beck’s folks are an odd lot. Now they are pushing a sympathetic angle with this douche, just to be different.


25 posted on 08/03/2012 1:09:49 PM PDT by montag813
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If he was savvy enough to film and distribute his tirade, then he certainly MUST have the threats he ‘received’.

He is a liar along with everything else.

26 posted on 08/03/2012 1:09:49 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Not that I’m aware of.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 1:10:27 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Houmatt

I can’t believe that a corporate executive would think that this type of public behavior wouldn’t backfire on him or his company. I suppose it’s just another indicator (like the video wasn’t enough) of how arrogant and self-centered this guy truly is.


28 posted on 08/03/2012 1:11:06 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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I believe him that some crank probably called or emailed him to threaten him. But I doubt it really bothered him. 99.999999999% of these types of threats aren’t carried out. I find it hard to find any sympathy for this self-centered bully.


29 posted on 08/03/2012 1:11:24 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: bcsco
The Blaze is a left wing tool and will do anything, say anything, to trash America and Americans. They, and Smith are two of a kind. Bigoted, socialist liars.

Rookie mistake there, FReeper. If I were you, I'd duck for cover.

30 posted on 08/03/2012 1:11:33 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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Hope he likes ramen noodles seven days a week. LOSER!

He was a high-level exec at IBM and this last company. He likely has millions in the bank.

31 posted on 08/03/2012 1:11:33 PM PDT by montag813
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I will say what a GREAT JOB this young lady did handling this guy!!

Amazing!

32 posted on 08/03/2012 1:11:50 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: dirtboy

WOW! you KNOW NOTHING about The Blaze, do you?!

Fixed it.

The Blaze is a Glenn Beck creation run by Scott Baker. It is in no way a left wing tool.


33 posted on 08/03/2012 1:13:00 PM PDT by Castigar
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“The Blaze is a left wing tool and will do anything, say anything, to trash America and Americans”

Ha! Uh...you might want to look into that, Hombre.


34 posted on 08/03/2012 1:13:07 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: bcsco
This guy was fired because he took out his frustration on a young employee instead of dealing with the Chick-Fil-A corporate management in a proper fashion. He was rude, obviously trying to elicit a response from the woman that he could get here in trouble on, and should know better for the level position he held. Would he want public person doing this to one of his employees?

All that plus he deserves a Darwin award for making a video of himself doing it and then posting on youtube. I didn't think anyone over twelve years old could be so stupid. As a fellow accounting/finance professional I am insulted.

35 posted on 08/03/2012 1:13:07 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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"Hey! I'm the victim here.....!!"


36 posted on 08/03/2012 1:15:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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Probably mentioned before but I want to see an interview with the young lady who was working the window.


37 posted on 08/03/2012 1:15:13 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: RJS1950
It’s simple. He wasn’t fired for his opinions. He was fired because as an executive representative of his company he pushed his opinions on an innocent bystander in a threatening and inappropriate manner that reflected poorly on his employer.

Well, more accurately, fired for posting it on YouTube in a manner that made it easy to find the originator and the company he worked for. Had he never posted that video, he'd still be berating others with his opinion AND enjoying his cushy job.

Least he's still got his opinion!

38 posted on 08/03/2012 1:16:01 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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Ha! Uh...you might want to look into that, Hombre.

I'm waiting to see if he steers into the skid or just chases this wreck off the cliff. LOL

39 posted on 08/03/2012 1:16:08 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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This guy is incredibly immature for the CFO of a company. I can’t imagine someone in his position who is unaware that actions on his part the reflect poorly on his employer might have serious repercussions.


40 posted on 08/03/2012 1:16:18 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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He is the one who harassed a low-level employee who was just doing her job. He is the one who berated someone who has absolutely no input on company policy. He is the one who targeted a company that has never been accused of discrimination in hiring or in serving customers. And he is the one who documented his poor judgement on the web. And he is the one who embarrassed his employer that they had such a selfish, mean, self-important jerk in their company.

Trying to drum up a micro-gram of sympathy, trying, trying. Sorry, that request timed out.


41 posted on 08/03/2012 1:16:18 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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He would never have been fired, except he was stupid enough to post a video of it on Youtube.

True, but it being made public gave them no choice because of how he conducted himself. Had he made his point in a reasonable manner, not abusive and condescending as he was, he may not have been fired. But he went overboard and that's what did him in.

It's bad enough for the CFO of a corporation to post a video of himself on Youtube, especially under such circumstances, it's unpardonable to show intolerance and overbearing disgust toward someone who isn't responsible for corporate policy or decisions. He should know better. He didn't, and he got what he deserved.

42 posted on 08/03/2012 1:16:55 PM PDT by bcsco
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43 posted on 08/03/2012 1:17:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: gaijin

There is a woman listed on his property address.

SMITH ADAM M & AMY CP/RS

Don’t know what the CP/RS means.


44 posted on 08/03/2012 1:18:16 PM PDT by RummyChick
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He harassed an employee at Chick-fol-A and then he had the unbelievable stupidity to post the harrassment for the world to see.

A lot of things can be overlooked but gross stupidity in the top management ranks cannot be condoned.

A company cannot set a precedent that stupidity is ok. Otherwise, the management loses all of their rights to discipline employees.


45 posted on 08/03/2012 1:18:34 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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SMITH IS A PANTY—picking on a girl. I’d like to see him waltz up to a 6’5” man whose sporting tattoos on his neck. We’ll see how tough Smith is.


46 posted on 08/03/2012 1:19:24 PM PDT by This Just In
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The victimizer becomes the victimized. This daily parade of commie agitprop street theater is getting tiresome.


47 posted on 08/03/2012 1:19:46 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: RummyChick

ahhh, THIS explains it.

http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Atheists/members/12959184/


48 posted on 08/03/2012 1:19:50 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: montag813

No, he is broke with three properties in foreclosure.


49 posted on 08/03/2012 1:20:04 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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It couldn’t have happened to a nicer gay!


50 posted on 08/03/2012 1:20:52 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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