Bottom of the Cracker Barrel

by Wes Richards  wessays.blogspot.com If this doesn’t make your blood boil, there’s something wrong with you. Cracker Barrel is in trouble again.  This time it’s because it fired a Viet vet in his 70s who gave a homeless guy in Sarasota a muffin and some packets of tartar sauce. The old fashioned southern themed restaurant chain has a worthy rap sheet. Back in the early 1990s it circulated a staff memo which said in not so many words “if you appear to be gay, you go away.” People lost jobs. Founder Dan Evins said that was a mistake. Really, now? Fast forward to 2004 when the Justice Department said the chain segregated customers by race, providing worse and slower service to non- white customers and seating them last. In 2008 Cracker Barrel distinguished itself Read more

Joan Rivers

by Wes Richards wessays.blogspot.com What’s not to love. She’s raw.  She’s funny.  She’s crazy like a fox.  She makes people laugh.  But there are limits… and what you’re about to read has nothing directly to do with her. To bring you up to speed if you’ve been so focused on the World Cup that you aren’t aware of Rivers’ interview on CNN. She’s flogging her new book.  She goes on with Fredricka Whitfield who asks a lot of vapid questions, evidently thinking that she’ll get a rise out of the old star and it will be funny. Instead, Rivers gets insulted… sits still for another few questions… then takes out her earpiece and walks off the set. The tabloids say it was a publicity stunt. A few days later, Joan’s on Letterman and he asks her about the interview. Read more

Double Standard Overload

This blog is dedicated to a woman I have never met....Joan Rivers. Thank you Joan. First….the disclaimer. Not because I feel guilty, not because I feel the need to protect myself against the masses and certainly not because I really think I am wrong. The disclaimer comes first because I truly want the readers to know I don’t care what the (perhaps) larger part of the population or many of my friends and associates think about what I think about their beliefs. I am so done and so tired of PETA. I am finished with VEGANS who are VEGANS because they think it is cute. I truly believe in a vegetable diet for health, not because I think it’s a nicer way to treat animals. If I can’t wear a fur or eat a hamburger, then all the holier than though PETA and VEGAN supporters hereby have a Read more

Double Standard Overload

This blog is dedicated to a woman I have never met....Joan Rivers. Thank you Joan. First….the disclaimer. Not because I feel guilty, not because I feel the need to protect myself against the masses and certainly not because I really think I am wrong. The disclaimer comes first because I truly want the readers to know I don’t care what the (perhaps) larger part of the population or many of my friends and associates think about what I think about their beliefs. I am so done and so tired of PETA. I am finished with VEGANS who are VEGANS because they think it is cute. I truly believe in a vegetable diet for health, not because I think it’s a nicer way to treat animals. If I can’t wear a fur or eat a hamburger, then all the holier than though PETA and VEGAN supporters hereby have a Read more
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