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  • AWKWARD: That Time Sen. Chuck Schumer Called for a Grand Ticker Tape Military Parade...

    02/08/2018 7:22:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 8, 2018 | Debra Heine
    Trump's proposal to hold a pro-military parade has excited much heavy breathing and political posturing from Democrats. To wit: Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.): "I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud. America is the most powerful country in all of human history; you don’t need to show it off.” Rep. Adam Smith (D-Calif.): “A military parade of this kind would also be a departure from the values of our constitutional democracy." Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.):"Because authoritarian regimes like Russia and North Korea hold massive military parades does not mean that we must as well." Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.):...
  • Congressman Absolutely Loses It on Reporter With Profanity-Laced Tirade Involving…Robots

    05/14/2015 6:12:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Democratic congressman Alan Grayson reportedly unleashed a profanity-laced tirade against a reporter who questioned his offshore investments during a recent interview, angrily asking the journalist if he’s “some kind of s**tting robot” who goes around “s**tting on people.” The fiery moment reportedly came after Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith inquired about some accounts in the Cayman Islands which he said Grayson “incorporated … so investors could avoid taxes”; the politician railed against this accusation.
  • Adam Smith Rocks!

    04/02/2015 8:15:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 2, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There’s a reason you don’t see many Adam Smith ties in the faculty lounge. “Adam Smith believed there are few things that the government should do,” James Otteson of Wake Forest said at the Philadelphia Society’s annual meeting in Philadelphia last month. Otteson is the Executive Director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism and Teaching Professor of Political Economy at Wake Forest. He is the author of Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life. Nevertheless, Smith, the Scottish philosopher has inspired American scholars and sages for centuries. Thomas Jefferson recommended The Wealth of Nations as a worthy title for...
  • Medical exec ... fired over video of him berating Chick-fil-A staff still unemployed (shortened)

    03/31/2015 5:35:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Updated: 05:24 EST, 27 March 2015 | By Myriah Towner and James Nye
    An ex-CFO and Chick-fil-A protestor who lost his job after posting a video rant against one of the chain's employees has since lost his home and lives on food stamps. Adam Mark Smith, 37, who worked for an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer, was shamed after the 2012 YouTube video was posted showing him berating employee Rachel Elizabeth. The video which expressed his disdain over the firm's anti-gay marriage stance went viral, and left him unemployed and forced to lose his home. Nearly three years later, the married father of four is still searching for a job and his family previously...
  • Former CFO now unemployed and on food stamps after his rant against Chick-fil-A went viral

    03/31/2015 12:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2015 | Hayley Peterson
    A former executive of a medical device company says a video of him bullying a Chick-fil-A employee has destroyed his career. Adam Smith once earned more than $200,000 a year as the chief financial officer of Tuscon-based Vante. The married father of four is now unemployed and living on food stamps three years after his videotaped rant went viral online. In the video, Smith berates a Chick-fil-A employee for working at a company that supports anti-gay organizations. "Chick-Fil-A is a hateful corporation," Smith said. "I don't know how you live with yourself and work here. I don't understand it. This...
  • Ex-CFO Who Slammed Chick-fil-A Lives on Food Stamps (lost his $200K+ job)

    03/29/2015 9:18:22 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 79 replies
    newser ^ | Mar 28, 2015 | Neal Colgrass
    (Newser) – Things haven't gone too well for the former CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A in a video he posted on YouTube. Unable to find lasting work, 37-year-old Adam Smith is living on food stamps with his wife and four kids in the RV they call home, he tells ABC News. "I think people are scared," Smith says of potential employers. "I think people are scared that it could happen again." Back in the summer of 2012, as thousands of people were opposing Chick-fil-A's stance on gays, Smith rolled into a Chick-fil-A drive-thru for a free glass of water and slammed...
  • Adam Smith of infamous Chick-Fil-A viral video now homeless

    03/27/2015 9:43:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 170 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/27/2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Adam Smith, the former medical-device executive whose career was ruined when a video of him berating a Chick-Fil-A employee for the company’s anti-gay stance went viral, said his family is now homeless and living on food stamps.Mr. Smith, 37, who was the CFO of an Arizona-based catheter manufacturer, toldABC’s “20/20” he was fired after recording an exchange between himself and a drive-thru cashier in June 2012, as the fast-food chain was embroiled in a national controversy over company President Dan Cathy’s public opposition to gay marriage.
  • Ex-CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A reportedly now on food stamps after outcry

    03/27/2015 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies
    <p>A CFO who drew widespread condemnation after berating a Chick-fil-A employee in a video that went viral three years ago is out of work and on food stamps, according to a published report.</p> <p>Adam Smith, 37, was the CFO of a medical device manufacturer in Arizona until the summer of 2012, when he started protested Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage to an employee at a drive-thru.</p>
  • Ex-CFO Who Slammed Chick-fil-A Lives on Food Stamps (Does Chik-fil-A Accept foodstamps?)

    03/29/2015 3:15:13 PM PDT · by raybbr · 69 replies
    Newser.com ^ | 3/28/2015 | Neal Colgras
    Things haven't gone too well for the former CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A in a video he posted on YouTube. Unable to find lasting work, 37-year-old Adam Smith is living on food stamps with his wife and four kids in the RV they call home, he tells ABC News. "I think people are scared," Smith says of potential employers. "I think people are scared that it could happen again." Back in the summer of 2012, as thousands of people were opposing Chick-fil-A's stance on gays, Smith rolled into a Chick-fil-A drive-thru for a free glass of water and slammed the female...
  • Ex-CFO who slammed Chick-fil-A now on foodstamps

    03/29/2015 5:03:09 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 51 replies
    USA TODAY | 2:04 p.m. EDT March 29, 2015 | NEWSER
    Adam Smith is living on food stamps in an RV In 2012, Smith rolled into a Chick-fil-A drive-thru and slammed the female attendant: "Chick-fil-A is a hateful corporation," Smith announced, then posted the video he took of the incident online
  • Exec who mocked Chick-Fil-A now on food stamps

    03/28/2015 9:00:36 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-28-15 | Ethel C. Fenig
    My, what a difference two and a half years and a nasty, self righteous video by a nasty, self righteous man make. In the summer of 2012, an individual who could only accept diversity, pluralism and multi culturalism as long as it agreed with his politically correct notions, posted a video of himself harassing a Chick-Fil-A order taker on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. That was the day those who actually believed in diversity, pluralism and multi culturalism chose to support the fast food chain against those who disagreed with the founder who opposed gay marriage. The founder didn't say he would...
  • Former CFO on Food Stamps After Controversial Viral Video About Chik-Fil-A

    03/26/2015 11:04:11 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 77 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/21/15 | Joseph Diaz and Laura Effron
    A former CFO is now on food stamps after a video he posted on YouTube two and half ago criticizing Chick-Fil-A went viral and destroyed his career. Adam Smith, 37, was the CFO of a medical device manufacturer in Arizona, until the summer 2012, when he -- and thousands of other people -- started protesting against Chick-Fil-A for the fast-food chain’s anti-gay stance...
  • Trust

    01/07/2015 4:44:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | John Stossel
    Trust -- society depends on it. For most of history, our ancestors lived in clans with other family members, or in small villages. Everyone pretty much knew who was trustworthy. People behaved better because they wanted good relationships with family members and neighbors. It's one reason that today we trust friends and family more than strangers. Only recently have humans interacted with lots of people. Today, "50 percent of the population lives in cities," points out entrepreneur Julien Smith. "We're surrounded by strangers, and you end up with these systems in place that progressively get built (to determine:) 'should I...
  • The 'invisible hand' has an iron grip on America (barf alert)

    11/05/2014 10:14:38 AM PST · by fishtank · 4 replies
    FORTUNE magazine ^ | 8-13-14 | Chris Matthews
    Those who are already wealthy have little to gain from economic interference. Others are reassured that by simply looking out for themselves they can work towards the greater good..... .... Indeed, there’s plenty of evidence that the invisible hand simply doesn’t exist. Take, for instance, two of the most important markets Americans participate in: healthcare and education. When shopping for either of these services, it’s very difficult for a shopper to actually know the quality or effectiveness of the product he is buying. For the “invisible hand” to work, customers have to actually know what they need so that they...
  • Pharmaceutical Co.'s Need To Produce A Vaccine(s) for Ebola, Even If No Profits Can Be Procured

    10/16/2014 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    10/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Obama administration has failed us. With that in mind, potential treatments/vaccines for Ebola are being worked on and tested as we speak, and despite the lack of ability to pay for any potential vaccine on the part of almost all western Africans, pharmaceutical companies should develop said vaccine(s) (if at all possible) and distribute them free of cost to those who cannot afford them. While I do support huge profits to be made by pharmaceutical companies, I believe that there are exceptions to the rule, and I do believe that this is the time and instance for this very...
  • Democratic Lawmakers Call Benghazi Security Officers Liars

    09/18/2014 3:39:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Scandal: The California Democrat who suggested that his party boycott the Benghazi Select Committee as a waste of time now accuses those who fought on the CIA annex roof of lying "to promote a new book." The last we heard from Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was in May. That's when he told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" he thought the planned select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack was a "colossal waste of time." Calling the yet-to-be-approved committee a "tremendous red herring," Schiff said: "I don't think it makes sense, really,...
  • Checkmating History

    07/17/2014 7:43:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 16, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps chess champions who escaped from the old Soviet Union can give us better history lessons than academic historians. “Sometimes I joke that if guys like Barack Obama and David Cameron had been in power in the 1980s, I would still be playing chess for the Soviet Union,” Garry Kasparov said at a Cato Institute dinner in May. garry kasparov By way of contrast, Kasparov observed that “Ronald Reagan had two things more recent free world leaders lack: principles and the credibility only principles can provide.” At the Cato Institute dinner, he took note of some recent trends in this...
  • What's wrong with laissez-faire anyway? Piketty's folly.

    06/03/2014 10:11:40 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 6/3/2014 | Steve Berman
    As a boy, my brother used to keep baseball statistics.  Pages and pages of stats, all kinds of things, stuff that today you can get online.  He also kept track of the greyhounds that raced at the local dog track, again with lots of statistics.  He didn’t bet (actually he was a lead-out who was allergic to the dogs, so he didn’t do it long), but just loved working with numbers. It is only natural that my brother got a degree in Economics.  I minored in Economics myself. Thomas Piketty has a Ph.D. in Economics, and studied Mathematics.  I...
  • Nancy Pelosi names Democrats for Benghazi panel

    05/21/2014 11:25:05 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 113 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-21-2014 | Jake Sherman & Lauren French
    Nancy Pelosi names Democrats for Benghazi panel By JAKE SHERMAN and LAUREN FRENCH | 5/21/14 11:27 AM EDT Updated: 5/21/14 2:11 PM EDT House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — after a heated debate over the issue within her caucus — officially tapped five Democrats to the special committee charged with investigating the Benghazi attacks. Democratic Reps. Elijah Cummings (Md.), Adam Smith (Wash.), Adam Schiff (Calif.), Linda Sanchez (Calif.) and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) will serve on the panel, which is headed by South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy. Cummings of Maryland will serve as the select committee’s ranking member. The lead Democrat...
  • Our prediction for CD 13 race [Florida Special Election today!]

    03/11/2014 6:24:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 03/10/2014 | Adam Smith
    As of Sunday, more than 122,000 votes had been cast in the special election for Congressional District 13 in Pinellas County. The Republican advantage in votes cast to date has grown to more 4,623 votes. Presumably, a lot of ballots come in today and tomorrow. We had been arguing that the Republican lead in mail-in votes cast was below where Republican nominee David Jolly needed it to be, but there's no question after the past five days he heads into election day with the momentum and with some wind at his back (Just as Obama had in 2012 when early...