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Sean Hannity Leaves Big Tip Following State of the Union Get-Together
mediabistro.com ^ | 2/11/14 | Chris Ariens

Posted on 02/11/2014 12:12:57 PM PST by Nachum

Sean Hannity was among a group dining at Ruth’s Chris in Washington, D.C. following the State of the Union last month. The diners, which included “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson, CNN’s Newt Gingrich, and Sen. Ted Cruz, racked up a $5,000 bill.

TMZ reported the “Duck Dynasty” star picked up the bill and gave the wait staff a 100% tip. But sources tell TVNewser, it was actually Hannity who paid the tab and added the $5,000 tip. Hannity knows from service industry work: during college he worked as a dishwasher, bartender and short order cook.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hannity; tip
Good one, Sean
1 posted on 02/11/2014 12:12:58 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

5,000 dollar tip?That’s more than Joe Biden gave to charity during his first term as VP.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 12:16:57 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Nachum
This is one reason why we need rich people.

Trickle down works

3 posted on 02/11/2014 12:18:30 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Farmer Dean

That $5,000 tip is also a lot more than the value of the used underwear that Bill Clinton donated to charity.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 12:19:20 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: Farmer Dean

Ruth’s Chris is a bit pricey but, I’ll wager we are looking at a 2500 service bill and a 2500 tip, +/-

Hannity may have picked up several other tabs in the place, not just the one for his party...he’s just that kinda guy.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 12:19:47 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Nachum

Would loved to have heard the dinner conversation amongst those four...


6 posted on 02/11/2014 12:22:46 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight of Faith")
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To: forgotten man

To paraphrase Firesign Theatre,”Just look at those nasty stains,sometimes I think he does it on purpose.”


7 posted on 02/11/2014 12:23:36 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Nachum
OH COME ON!!

A prominent liberal would have provided a tip too...

...He would have told them to vote democrat and become unemployed!

8 posted on 02/11/2014 12:23:51 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Squidpup

i wonder who else was with them... i am sure it was not just the four... i bet it was fun...


9 posted on 02/11/2014 12:34:40 PM PST 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: Nachum
Not to take away from his generosity, but he probably has to leave a big tip or the waitresses will write a racist comment on the receipt and say that Hannity wrote it.

-PJ

10 posted on 02/11/2014 12:34:55 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Squidpup

Same here!

Way to go, Sean!!


11 posted on 02/11/2014 12:35:57 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Farmer Dean

Ill bet the laughter could be heard out the front door. What a fun group !
Sean would intentially be the perfect stand up for the comics


12 posted on 02/11/2014 12:53:59 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: FatherofFive

I wonder how many of the tip recipients vote Conservative or EVER WILL?


13 posted on 02/11/2014 12:54:18 PM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Nachum

I did my stint in the service industry. The best tippers were usually active or former waiters, busboys, cooks, etc.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 12:58:35 PM PST by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: W.Lee

One of my best friends worked his way through college as a busboy and waiter. He taught me how and when to tip...and if possible use cash.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 1:02:25 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: Nachum

As these big tip gift stories grow, it is almost making rich people appear isolated from working people, outside of wait staff in nice restaurants.

There are a lot of working people that don’t serve the rich their meals.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 1:03:25 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: I got the rope

>> if possible use cash <<

Very bad advice in today’s world, because it seems nowadays that when you pay the tab by credit card and pay the tip with cash, the waiter/waitress is likely to scribble some kind of ethnic slur on the tip line of the credit card slip and then use that “evidence” to sue you for a hate crime!


17 posted on 02/11/2014 1:09:33 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Nachum

I just saw Willie Robertson and his wife Korie at the George Strait concert in Los Angeles this past Saturday!


18 posted on 02/11/2014 1:11:08 PM PST by halo66
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To: 70times7

“He would have told them to vote democrat and become unemployed! “

Reminds me of when the HRC was running and a panhandler asked for a hand-out and she sent an aide to give the guy a voter registration card.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 1:11:09 PM PST by Hulka
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To: FatherofFive

Well done, Sean.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 1:19:14 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: Nachum

Conservatives are the most generous people alive..
Liberals are the biggest Phonies, Liars, Cheats and Thieves.


21 posted on 02/11/2014 1:19:17 PM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: Hawthorn

you just write CASH on the tip line.
Also that way if someone steals the cash off the table, they know u left a tip, and start grilling the busboy!!


22 posted on 02/11/2014 1:26:41 PM PST by ronniesgal (Martin Bashir!!!! You kiss your goat with that mouth???)
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To: ronniesgal

I never thought about doing that, but that is a good idea. From now on that’s what I’m going to do. Thanks for the suggestion.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 1:34:16 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: ronniesgal

“you just write CASH on the tip line.
Also that way if someone steals the cash off the table, they know u left a tip, and start grilling the busboy!!”

We try to hand the signed slip and the tip directly to the waiter. Sometimes have to wait, but we like eye contact and a thankyou at our favorite eateries.

Way to go Sean!

KYPD


24 posted on 02/11/2014 1:43:34 PM PST by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: Nachum

Sean hannity is a great guy, yeeees, a great American, sorry. But he is. I wish he were more respected for the good person he is, and the great fighter he is. Everyone who puts him down here has not done half of what Sean has for conservatism.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 1:44:50 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Farmer Dean

$5,000 is more than Biden has given to charities all total in his whole life.


26 posted on 02/11/2014 1:45:54 PM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: Yaelle

Agreed 100%...good comment!


27 posted on 02/11/2014 1:47:26 PM PST by halo66
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To: Hulka

Hillary still hasn’t paid her bills from the 2008 Iowa Caucus, much less leave a tip. That’s only for the little people, not Queen Hillary.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 1:55:09 PM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Farmer Dean

Might be more than the Obama’s too


29 posted on 02/11/2014 1:58:00 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Nachum

$500 - $750 for 4 people is more like it at Ruth Cris.


31 posted on 02/11/2014 2:06:13 PM PST by fso301
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To: Hawthorn
when you pay the tab by credit card and pay the tip with cash, the waiter/waitress is likely to scribble some kind of ethnic slur on the tip line of the credit card slip

On occasion, when for some reason I leave a cash tip, I boldly write the words "CASH" on the tip line.

32 posted on 02/11/2014 2:28:24 PM PST by Salvey
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To: Yaelle; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47; ThomasMore; Bob Ireland; seekthetruth; ...
You're so right, Yaelle. Hannity does get put down here a lot....mostly for his sometimes-aggravating style. He often irritates the hell out of me, too, with his repetitive listing....i,e, "X% unemployed", X trillion in debt", "X million on food stamps", on and on. One of the first things I learned both in speaking and in journalism classes was "lists are your enemies".

I've just learned to close my ears when he starts in on these tangents.

However, in my opinion, Sean has more political GUTS than the whole Fox evening lineup combined. He brings up issues that others, including a lot of conservative radio hosts, WON'T TOUCH WITH A TEN-FOOT POLE.

THIS is what's important to me.

He even flew south a while back to personally check out porous southern states' border spots where the illegals cross over so that he could report back to us with some authority.

And, just as an aside, Hannity has always impressed me with having a big heart and a compassionate wallet when it comes to working stiffs and the needy.

I just loved it a couple months ago when he took off on some slimy NY congressman guest, roaring at him over and over again, "you're a LIAR", "you're a LIAR", then abruptly closing down the segment on the creep. I got rid of 100 frustrations during those few minutes of watching that scene!

I hope Sean runs for senator some day....he even looks like one now, tall, nice-looking face, strong features, with just the right touch of grey in the sideburns and temples, LOL.

GO, SEAN!

Leni

33 posted on 02/11/2014 2:35:13 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Yaelle

>> Everyone who puts [Sean] down here has not done half of what Sean has for conservatism. <<

Welcome to FR!


34 posted on 02/11/2014 3:10:08 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Sean Hannity
Ping to #33.

5.56mm

35 posted on 02/11/2014 3:40:09 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Nachum

I thought that Rep. Gomert invited him the the SOS.

Why no mention of him at dinner???


36 posted on 02/11/2014 3:41:22 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Nachum

The diners, which included “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson, CNN’s Newt Gingrich, and Sen. Ted Cruz....

Mark Levin Louie Goemert And wives of some of these folks were also there, so it wasn’t just 4 people as some on here are implying.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 12:22:44 AM PST by tinamina
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To: latina4dubya

Check the photo at the link.

There were nine people.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 12:41:10 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: fso301

20 years ago we had dinner at Ruth’s Chris. 6 adults and 2 kids. Our bill tip and all was $1400. We were invited to dinner by my brother’s dad and wife who had tons of money but when the bill came it sat in the middle of the table until hubby picked it up and used our Amex to pay for it. That is why I remember it so well. lol


39 posted on 02/12/2014 8:21:23 AM PST by sheana
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To: MinuteGal

I agree with you. Sean “goes there” when some of the highest and mightiest don’t. Sean would have definitely been among the rag tag revolutionaries who got us freedom under Washington. Some of the others would not have left their feather beds. Sean’s a bulldog hockey player and I thank Gd he is on our side.

And, to all those who love echo chambers, yes men, and preaching to the choir, SEAN AFFECTS THE LOW INFO VOTERS. For the better. Who cares if the libs hate him?


40 posted on 02/12/2014 9:29:52 PM PST by Yaelle
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