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  • Man points gun at Checkers clerk, demands hamburger, police say

    09/17/2014 6:23:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kate Jacobson
    A man was arrested Tuesday after he threatened to shoot a Checkers drive-thru clerk if he didn't give him a hamburger, according to a report. West Palm Beach police said Dechazo Harris, 27, pulled up just after 1:30 a.m. on March 29 to a Checkers drive-thru, 1209 N. Dixie Highway. He ordered a meal at the speaker, pulled around to the window and wanted to submit another order, according to an arrest report.
  • Checkers flies US flag upside down; hear what Mexican employee tells concerned veterans

    08/14/2014 9:49:27 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 30 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 8/14/2014 | Jack Furnari
    An Army veteran joined a Marine cohort in confronting a Checkers restaurant for flying the American flag upside down. The vets say it’s the second time in three months that the eatery has improperly displayed Old Glory. The video was taken and posted on Facebook by John Zulu of Lakeland, Fl and according to Zulu: I just had to deal with checkers disrespecting the American flag for the second time. Please share this video everywhere. The employee even says, “I’m Mexican, I don’t even believe in the American flag.”
  • What does Vladimir Putin want next?

    03/22/2014 10:48:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies
    This is CNN ^ | March 21, 2014 | By Tim Lister
    Simferopol, Crimea (CNN) -- Is Russian President Vladimir Putin an opportunist, grabbing at chances to poke the West in the eye, or a clever strategist with the longer-term goal of restoring a greater Russia? Is he simply riding a tide of Russian patriotic fervor over Crimea? Is he a rational actor aware of the delicate balances within the international system, or as one observer put it, "drunk on power" and oblivious to sanctions? These are the questions preoccupying western governments and Russia's neighbors, after the swift annexation of Crimea and Russian military maneuvers close to the Ukrainian border. There were...
  • NY City Council Member Barron And Community Leaders Oppose Denny’s in East New York

    01/13/2014 6:26:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Star News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Special to the Black Star
    Brooklyn - Council Member Inez Barron is opposed to her Council district being the site for Denny’s Restaurant reported new location on Pennsylvania Ave between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue. “It is insulting for Denny’s to seek to come into a community that is Black and Latino. Just as we fought successfully to keep Wal-Mart with a similar history of discrimination and low wage workers with minimal benefits from coming to our community, we will wage the battles necessary to keep Denny’s out,” Councilmember Barron says. "Denny’s racist and discriminatory past cannot be ignored. In 1994, Denny’s paid out an...
  • Same Sex Marriage: We're Playing Chess, Not Checkers

    03/28/2013 8:53:28 AM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 12 replies
    The Public Disclosure via The Blaze ^ | March 20, 2013 | Doug Mainwaring
    In our sometimes misguided efforts to expand our freedom, selfish adults have systematically dismantled that which is most precious to children as they grow and develop. That’s why I am now speaking out against same-sex marriage.... This isn’t the first time our society has undefined marriage. No-fault divorce, instituted all across our country, sounded like a good idea at the time. Its unintended consequence was that it changed forever the definition of marriage from a permanent relationship between spouses to a temporary one. Sadly, children became collateral damage in the selfish pursuits of adults. Same-sex marriage will do the same,...
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    09/23/2011 6:14:07 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 71 replies · 2+ views
    Get out the Checker Board. Today is Checkers Day. So, do you want the red checkers? Or, the black ones? It may surprise you to know that it is also Dogs in Politics Day. Read on, and I will explain the connection. Origin of Checkers Day: In 1952, Richard M. Nixon was a candidate for Vice-President of the United States, running with Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Media speculation centered around an $18,000 campaign contribution, and speculation that Nixon may have used some for his personal use.  In a brilliant political maneuver, Nixon took his case to the American people. On September...
  • Sarah Palin (She plays chess while everyone else plays checkers)

    08/28/2011 8:17:34 AM PDT · by techno · 97 replies
    August 28, 2011 | techno
    There is a familiar aphorism among Palinistas and right-wing blogs that Sarah Palin plays chess while everyone else plays checkers. I agree. What I would like to do is illustrate how Sarah Palin is playing chess so deftly, what moves she plans to make once she enters the presidential race (the political lay of the land) and at the same time explain the deficiencies in the chess game prowess and execution of Mitt Romney and how these deficiencies may lead to his eventual downfall in the GOP primaries. In interest of full disclosure I am one of the worst chess...
  • It Didn't Start With Palin

    09/06/2008 10:07:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 143+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 07, 2008 | David R. Stokes
    Sarah Palin hit a home run with her acceptance speech at the RNC Wednesday night. She was poised, confident, eloquent, witty, and her delivery matched that of any politico or communicator in recent memory. Fred Barnes of Fox News said it best, in his post-speech analysis – “she has a gift.” A star has been born. But this does not mean it will be smooth sailing for America’s top hockey mom. Every success will bring new scrutiny and what one mostly-forgettable former Vice President once referred to as sniping from “the nattering nabobs of negativism.” It has become an all-too-familiar...
  • Inspection Cites Restaurant For Keeping Bread In Bathroom

    05/01/2008 6:03:06 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 17 replies · 117+ views
    WFTV.com (FL) ^ | April 29, 2008 | Staff
    Eyewitness News discovered a popular Sanford fast food restaurant that's accused of storing food on the floor inside the men's restroom. The food that was left on the floor in the restroom was just one of several critical violations health inspectors found at a Checkers location in Sanford.
  • Inspection Cites Restaurant For Keeping Bread In Bathroom (Checkers)

    04/30/2008 7:37:37 AM PDT · by rawhide · 16 replies · 128+ views
    WFTV News ^ | 4-29-08
    SANFORD, Fla. -- Eyewitness News discovered a popular Sanford fast food restaurant that's accused of storing food on the floor inside the men's restroom. The food that was left on the floor in the restroom was just one of several critical violations health inspectors found at a Checkers location in Sanford. Employees at the Checkers store on South French Avenue at West 15th Street apparently decided it was okay to store buns for their hamburgers inside a not-so-clean men's room. Tuesday, it appeared they had changed the policy, but not before racking up a dozen health code violations. "The bread...
  • Canadian Computer Program Can't Lose at Checkers (game)

    07/20/2007 6:37:43 PM PDT · by rawhide · 8 replies · 289+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | Friday, July 20, 2007
    Canadian researchers report they have "solved" checkers, developing a program that cannot lose in a game popular with young and old alike for more than a thousand years. "The program can achieve at least a draw against any opponent, playing either the black or white pieces," the researchers say in this week's online edition of the journal Science. In the past, game-playing programs have used rules of thumb — which are right most of the time, he said — to make decisions. "What we've done is show that you can take nontrivial problems, very large problems, and you can do...
  • Checkers Cat Bag Promo Gets Bad Reviews

    02/25/2007 8:37:17 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 18 replies · 1,000+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 2-20-07 | Megan Shannon
    February 20, 2007 11:42 p.m. EST Megan Shannon - All Headline News Staff Writer Tampa, FL (AHN) - Animal services are up in arms about a Tampa-based fast food restaurant promotional stunt asking customers to dress their cats in specially designed take out bags. The bags were invented after Checkers restaurant saw that Rap Cat, a cat puppet used in Checkers advertising commercials, was gaining popularity. The bags have holes for the legs and tail of the cat as well as a head hole in the bottom of the bag. The bag is designed to look like a baseball jersey...
  • Just ask Chelsea, Jenna and Barbara

    01/22/2004 2:43:46 PM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 2,410+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, January 22, 2004 | C.W. Nevius, Chronicle Staff Writer
    <p>Susan Ford finally staged a jailbreak. Like Mandy Moore's character in the recent movie "Chasing Liberty," Ford found that life as a teenager in the White House could be stifling.</p> <p>"I kept thinking 'I want to be normal. But I can't be normal,' " says Ford, now Susan Ford Bales and the mother of two daughters. "Everyone was watching. It was like living out loud."</p>
  • Davis, Simon try admitting imperfections

    10/28/2002 1:50:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 217+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/28/02 | Margaret Talev
    <p>Democratic Gov. Gray Davis is airing one now. His Republican challenger, Bill Simon, did it earlier this month: ads that acknowledge voters' lack of enthusiasm for them.</p> <p>Neither candidate offers a point-blank apology for any specific defect. But both try to defuse voters' inclination to send them a message at the polls, by telling them they've already gotten the word.</p>