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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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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Jackson Pearce is super-humanly annoying?

She speaks well but is as batty as an outhouse rat.


101 posted on 08/03/2012 1:43:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: precisionshootist
I will say what a GREAT JOB this young lady did handling this guy!!

Amen to that !

And don't you know she heard a lot more, before and after TubeGuy.

She's been trained well, and/or has COMMON SENSE.

102 posted on 08/03/2012 1:43:06 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Agreed. Here’s a thought. You are upper management at Adam’s employer...and you see the video. Next question that leaps to mind....how is Adam going to treat co-workers that have differing opinions from his? That would certainly give me pause. This guy has “harassment” lawsuit stamped all over him. I say this was a wise preemptive strike.


103 posted on 08/03/2012 1:43:12 PM PDT by Juana la Loca
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To: RummyChick

Almaty is in Kazakhstan


104 posted on 08/03/2012 1:43:51 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Anti-Bubba182

There would be some kind of caller ID recorded on his phone, even if the calls were blocked, his phone would show the number of times he got blocked calls. No blocked calls, Mr. Smith? What would that tell us?


105 posted on 08/03/2012 1:45:07 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: History Repeats
Thanks for listening

We are Graced with your Apollonian Vox Similitude

106 posted on 08/03/2012 1:47:00 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: albie
Albie wrote:
"I don't believe him that he has been threatened."

Considering Homeland Security's moral equivalence characterizations and the msm mischaracterizations of tea party violence, he may believe the negative propaganda and feel threatened.

Here's a quote from the Blaze:

Because his home address was made public, he cannot live in his house. (And Mr. Smith is a married father of four – two of his children are adopted, special needs kids.)t
This is the contrived world the left created and now has to figure out how to deal with and live in. Clearly, this individual is experiencing quite a bit of difficulty navigating his imagined utopia where everyone can freely express their opinions (so long as they are all in agreement). LOL!
107 posted on 08/03/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT by wtd
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To: albie
Albie wrote:
"I don't believe him that he has been threatened."

Considering Homeland Security's moral equivalence characterizations and the msm mischaracterizations of tea party violence, he may believe the negative propaganda and feel threatened.

Here's a quote from the Blaze:

Because his home address was made public, he cannot live in his house. (And Mr. Smith is a married father of four – two of his children are adopted, special needs kids.)t
This is the contrived world the left created and now has to figure out how to deal with and live in. Clearly, this individual is experiencing quite a bit of difficulty navigating his imagined utopia where everyone can freely express their opinions (so long as they are all in agreement). LOL!
108 posted on 08/03/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT by wtd
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"Adam Smith’s life STORY has been turned upside-down..."

Now HE was the victim.
Our media is indomitable...

109 posted on 08/03/2012 1:47:51 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Tenacious 1
LOL, California public skewl?
110 posted on 08/03/2012 1:49:04 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: fatnotlazy
"He must be a swell guy to work with, or for."

I'm sure there were a few Vante employees who celebrated this a-hole's departure.

111 posted on 08/03/2012 1:49:28 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Navy Patriot

It seems he paid $597,781 for his house in 2006 which is now valued at $352,000 which is probably pushing it.


112 posted on 08/03/2012 1:49:57 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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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.

I actually disagree. I am a firm believer in if you act like an asshole you will be treated like an asshole. If you berate people, threaten them and basically act like an insane person you should EXPECT people to react negatively. If you are not willing to accept those consequences then maybe you should keep your mouth shut.


113 posted on 08/03/2012 1:50:41 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Houmatt

Alright, I finally watched this faggot’s video and truthfully, I didn’t see Smith coming off as threatening or anything. Just stupid. The guy is a hateful moron. Now that he’s lost his job I hope he loses his house, his savings, and his family. For the damage he wishes upon America through his support of the militant homosexual lobby and its radical agenda he deserves nothing less.


114 posted on 08/03/2012 1:51:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Houmatt

Typical liberal. Not his fault for starting the fight but it’s other people’s fault for ending it.


115 posted on 08/03/2012 1:51:54 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: New Jersey Realist
This guy is a bigger loser than Obummer.

I wouldn't go quite that far, LOL!

Obummer and his TOTUS do their share of bullying and badgering (albeit to a larger captive audience than his little acolyte, Adam Smith was able to pick on).

116 posted on 08/03/2012 1:52:35 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: RummyChick

I suspect his wife is currently rethinking the atheist stance her husband talked her into as she watches his video contrasting the CFA employee’s demonstration of Christian values to her husband’s all the while listening to him whine about how unfair it all is in the background. I’ll bet that within months she’ll divorce him and rejoin the church bringing her kids along with her.


117 posted on 08/03/2012 1:54:00 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: RummyChick

Those poor kids. I hope Tucson CPS is looking into these two creeps and their victims (er...I mean...their adopted children).


118 posted on 08/03/2012 1:54:14 PM PDT by miserare
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To: Lancey Howard
Alright, I finally watched this faggot’s video and truthfully, I didn’t see Smith coming off as threatening or anything. Just stupid.

As it turned out, you are correct. But think of it from the young lady's point of view while the event is in progress. An obviously unbalanced, angry gentleman drives up with the excuse of asking for water at the window, and angrily berates her while filming himself. She's trapped there by training and good breeding. She may be wondering--what is he going to do next? End his tirade or shoot me? When someone is in your face for no reason, you never know how unbalanced he is. It's not just free speech or stupid speech.

119 posted on 08/03/2012 1:56:52 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Iron Munro

I could only stand a couple of minutes of her video. She’s the kind of girl who spouts all of that spew then wonders where all of the good men are.


120 posted on 08/03/2012 1:56:52 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Houmatt

He can post all the opinion pieces he wants on YouTube and no one would care, but when he went out of his way to verbally berate and threaten an innocent person at her place of business, he crossed a line. Bad behavior has consequences.


121 posted on 08/03/2012 1:57:10 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Houmatt
Stop Digging Pictures, Images and Photos
122 posted on 08/03/2012 1:57:29 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: This Just In
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.

I'm 5'-11" with no tatoos.
I'm also 280# of construction worker, with a 52" chest.

Will I do???

123 posted on 08/03/2012 1:58:31 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: ZULU

[have a real man clean his clock]

Good thing you aren’t prone to spelling errors. ;)


124 posted on 08/03/2012 1:58:42 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Gabrial

Ya think he can hold on long enough for a Marxist eminent domain government seizure so he and the city can cheat the lender out of about four hundred grand and split a hundred grand between themselves?


125 posted on 08/03/2012 1:59:52 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: fwdude; Random_User_250

PRENTICE RITTER / “BROKEN TRAIL”

“A man like that ain’t worth the food he eats much less the price of a decent rope.”


126 posted on 08/03/2012 2:00:52 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Yeah I’ve watched the video many times now and you can certainly see Rachel’s breathing speed up as the venom is being spit at her. That was the last thing she needed on the busiest day she’s ever had! Looks like the other good natured girl seen at the end of the video was there to help her laugh it off though.


127 posted on 08/03/2012 2:00:52 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Iron Munro

128 posted on 08/03/2012 2:01:22 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Houmatt

Adam Smith, seems like you have a case of being a little bitch. I suggest a heavy dose of MAN THE F*** UP!


129 posted on 08/03/2012 2:05:35 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Teflonic

With this new information about the Smith family atheism, I am thinking Adam Smith may be expressing his anger at Chick-fil-A being a Christian business.

The devil can lead people astray.


130 posted on 08/03/2012 2:06:26 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Houmatt
Adam Smith is a straight White male. Doesn't he know its impossible for him to be a victim?
131 posted on 08/03/2012 2:06:26 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Iron Munro

To Adam Smith Ex-CFO of Vante”

http://www.hark.com/clips/zwkmtyqjvt-pretty-mouth


132 posted on 08/03/2012 2:06:41 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: Houmatt

Didn’t read it. I’m sure it’s easily summarized as “I’m a victim boo hoo.”


133 posted on 08/03/2012 2:06:58 PM PDT by steve1848
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To: skinndogNN
There are plenty of Left leaning companies out there who would jump at hiring this guy in their Finance dept.

Only a government-funded entity would be foolish enough to hire a finance guy with his record.

Maybe he can get hired by Amtrak. They've launched a gay ad campaign to exploit that enormous potential market (1% - 3% of the population).

134 posted on 08/03/2012 2:07:28 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Houmatt
Adam Smith is a jerk, but probably did not deserve to be threatened with "violence, torture, even death" (if it really happened).

He did deserve to be fired. He supposedly held a corporate C-Level position and should have acted as such. His public behavior reflected poorly on the company.

135 posted on 08/03/2012 2:08:06 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Houmatt

Adam Smith is a chickensh!t coward. And I’ll say it to his face if he likes.

He’s a coward for abusing that kid, and he’s a coward for trying to play the victim now. Mister, you did it, now grow a pair and take responsibility for what you did.


136 posted on 08/03/2012 2:08:31 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Actually her biggest struggle was probably not laughing. When I worked in fastfood I’d get the occasional drive thru customer (don’t know why they’re always drive thru, never in the store) who felt the need to tell me all about various things McDonald’s was doing wrong, politically, socially, environmentally, or just in business. Every time I’m tuning them out and thinking “dude, I’m a crew person, not even a manager, the business model assumes I’m not even going to be here in 4 months, yeah I’m gonna change everything”, just waiting for them to shut up so I can close the window and move to the next customer. We called them lecturers, you get used to it, there’s not many people in the world fastfood workers get to look down on.


137 posted on 08/03/2012 2:09:04 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: gaijin

I would suggest this. Chick-Fil-A should walk up and quietly offer this guy a regular job (not CFO position)...maybe with some budget authority,etc...and simply say that we forgive your tirade and show Christian compassion over the event. I think that would generally shock everyone, and this event within forty-eight hours would totally fall off the screen because the media would not want to show such a side of a truly Christian business. The good book suggests that you bend over backwards and forgive as much as possible....so maybe this guys deserves a moment where he sees exactly that compassion.


138 posted on 08/03/2012 2:13:08 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: hitkicker
I'd like to BUMP your thoughts.

He is a coward for "facing off" with a young drive-thru window employee.

As a CFO, he should have had the gonads to deal with his issues at a more adult level.

he's a coward and is paying for his cowardice.

(as my kids would say, "sucks to suck")

139 posted on 08/03/2012 2:14:25 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: dirtboy
In other words, he was an idiot for not just leaving it at the drive-thru window.

What happens at the drive-thru should stay at the drive-thru

140 posted on 08/03/2012 2:14:39 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: workerbee
"Liberals have a really hard time with irony, don't they? "

They don't understand that it's not their difference of opinion, it's the way that opinion is delivered.

141 posted on 08/03/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: RoosterRedux
The really fun part here is that the guy didn't just lose his job...he killed his career.

This guy will be working for a labor union in no time flat. Thug is as thug does.

142 posted on 08/03/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Flycatcher

Eggsackly....!

Actions have consequences, Adam. People do stupid stuff all the time, you’re just the temporary president of that club. Get over it.

And next time, maybe think twice about messing with us racist homophobe Hitler-worshiping right wing gun clinger nuts /sarc

Or at least have the common sense not to video yourself making an ass of yourself.


143 posted on 08/03/2012 2:16:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

In the first video, she makes reference to the Bible, and specific verses. In the follow-up, however, she says this is not about the Bible. Then why mention it, goofball?


144 posted on 08/03/2012 2:25:23 PM PDT by Houmatt (Basically...run.)
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To: bmwcyle

Or her Father. But none of them were there at the time. If I were her Father, he should be looking behind him all the time.

While I don’t normally condone firing someone for their actions off work. This tool Adam was a CFO or Chief Financial Officer of a company. He violated several common sense things.

He filmed himself and let everyone know who he was (really stupid, pal)

He berated and badgered a low level employee who was simply doing her job and harming no one. (This is unacceptable for someone in his job status. As a boss himself, he should know that treating lower level employees this way is not acceptable PEIOD! As a boss, I would get rid of any Manager dumb enough to treat an employee like this. It is not acceptable for my employees or anyone elses either).

Also, this tosser was dumb enough to not only film himself but he was the one to post it on Youtube. (as a boss, I would question his judgement alone on that call).

Any boss worth his salt would can this turd for those things alone even if he AGREED with what the fool was saying. Senior management does not have the right to embarass the company and stay employed.


145 posted on 08/03/2012 2:25:23 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: Houmatt
Adam M. Smith should go to church and thank God that the young lady he abused was not my wife or my daughter or my granddaughter.
146 posted on 08/03/2012 2:28:49 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: SUSSA

Next place he applies will find out his antics as part of their screening process. One of the first things HR does is to search social media sites to find out if an applicant will reflect poorly on the corporate values. I’m sure Adam Simth will lead the hit parade for quite a while. He might have a chance if he can change his name and his a/k/a isn’t discovered.


147 posted on 08/03/2012 2:30:56 PM PDT by damper99
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To: Houmatt

The Chik-Fil-A employee was just a girl who was happy to have a job working for good people. Adam Smith was a jackass who evidently wanted to become an overnight celebrity. - Well, Mr. Smith, looks like you got your fifteen minutes of fame and paid the price for the “cause”. So, maybe now you’ll get your name in the history books of the future to replace the likes of Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Martin Luther King.


148 posted on 08/03/2012 2:31:37 PM PDT by Twinkie (Obama; fundamentally turning America into Sodom & Gomorrah one EO at a time.)
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To: albie

Even if he was, I don’t give a damn.

Long gone are the days when bullies were put in their place with a black eye.


149 posted on 08/03/2012 2:33:37 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: carriage_hill

Honey Badger don’t give a damn...LOL


150 posted on 08/03/2012 2:34:07 PM PDT by baddog 219
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