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  • Tagged with : he drives a motorcade , the bozehemians are revolting

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    czarangelus 646 2012-02-15 08:25:56.0 login to vote score 1
    Compared to the average American suffering under his policies? Yeah, yeah it is.
    notnews 579 2012-02-15 08:36:20.0 login to vote score 1
    The fluke and rock fish were probably farm raised tilapia. Which is how most restaurants rip you off.
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 08:41:00.0 login to vote score 8
    wow, that brings douchey political blogs to a new level.

    that is not a lot of money for dinner for two at a nice place in DC. Especially if you are talking 5 courses including wine.

    I rarely order a bottle of wine when I take my wife out because very few restaurants have a good wine list with reasonable prices. I have a serious issue with paying $35-40 dollars for wine that I know I can buy at the grocery store for $10-15.
    quick1 501 2012-02-15 08:41:24.0 login to vote score 2
    What’s more, the Obamas warmed the earth a bit as their multi-car, fossil-fuel-burning motorcade roared out of Washington for a 25 minute trip to the Alexandria, Va. restaurant.

    HE DRIVES A MOTORCADE
    quick1 501 2012-02-15 08:43:09.0 login to vote score 3
    dasboot: I rarely order a bottle of wine when I take my wife out because very few restaurants have a good wine list with reasonable prices. I have a serious issue with paying $35-40 dollars for wine that I know I can buy at the grocery store for $10-15.

    Seriously. Wine markups at restaurants are fucking ridiculous. It's cheaper to have a martini instead.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2012-02-15 08:45:15.0 login to vote score 0
    dasboot: wow, that brings douchey political blogs to a new level.

    that is not a lot of money for dinner for two at a nice place in DC. Especially if you are talking 5 courses including wine.

    I rarely order a bottle of wine when I take my wife out because very few restaurants have a good wine list with reasonable prices. I have a serious issue with paying $35-40 dollars for wine that I know I can buy at the grocery store for $10-15.


    Indeed. There is a high end steakhouse in the neighborhood and everything is ala carte. The four of us there ended up with a 200 dollar bill.
    quinblake 1476 2012-02-15 08:55:13.0 login to vote score 5
    $300 for dinner for two isn't really that extravagant for a "special" occasion. Especially if there's wine, dessert and any sort of tip.
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 08:58:40.0 login to vote score 0
    spongegirl circleskirt: Indeed. There is a high end steakhouse in the neighborhood and everything is ala carte. The four of us there ended up with a 200 dollar bill.

    now that I re-read this, it has to be satire, right? this guy's not really pissed about this is he?
    bootney lee farnsworth 10783 2012-02-15 08:59:20.0 login to vote score 8
    Fucking hell. He's the president. Criticize his policies all you but the man took his wife to valentine's day dinner. Get a fucking grip.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2012-02-15 08:59:28.0 login to vote score 0
    dasboot: now that I re-read this, it has to be satire, right? this guy's not really pissed about this is he?

    Was it the onion?
    little hands of concrete 1804 2012-02-15 08:59:33.0 login to vote score 1
    He should act poor if he really cared about this country.
    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 09:04:55.0 login to vote score 0
    quick1: Seriously. Wine markups at restaurants are fucking ridiculous. It's cheaper to have a martini instead.

    How is it cheaper? A martini is about $8 - 10 at a nice place and a glass of wine is about $8 - 10.


    fatsean 3838 2012-02-15 09:05:05.0 login to vote score 1
    Blogtard is butthurt.
    bucket of truth 1525 2012-02-15 09:05:46.0 login to vote score 2
    notnews: The fluke and rock fish were probably farm raised tilapia. Which is how most restaurants rip you off.

    This is true.

    I've spent $300 on dinner for 2 in Las Vegas and it was shit compared to the $150 dinner for 2 I had at Tilth in Seattle. I'm sure $300 in DC is pretty OK compared to Vegas, though.
    paranoyd 6555 2012-02-15 09:07:04.0 login to vote score 4
    dasboot: now that I re-read this, it has to be satire, right? this guy's not really pissed about this is he?

    Aside from the fact that the two Moochers that occupy the WH are hell-bent on showing off their ‘rags to riches’ imperialism, when was the last time a sitting President and wife ever, ever ventured outside the confines of the WH except for official business? They are nothing but world-class exhibitionists -drunk with power! A public sighting of the POTUS used to be a rare event but in this case, the Obamas are as common and unwelcome as house flies!
    paranoyd 6555 2012-02-15 09:07:23.0 login to vote score 2
    bootney lee farnsworth: Fucking hell. He's the president. Criticize his policies all you but the man took his wife to valentine's day dinner. Get a fucking grip.

    You could, if frugal, feed a family of 4 for close to a month with $300. They make me sick.

    quick1 501 2012-02-15 09:07:49.0 login to vote score 0
    flashlv: How is it cheaper? A martini is about $8 - 10 at a nice place and a glass of wine is about $8 - 10.

    More alcohol.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-02-15 09:08:05.0 login to vote score 5
    300 bucks for dinner? Hell no! I can go to Golden Corral with that special someone for less than 20 if it's before 4pm. Less than 10 if we have coupons! Throw in another fifteen for a case of Natty Ice and we're talking 30 bucks top.
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 09:08:10.0 login to vote score 1
    spongegirl circleskirt: Was it the onion?

    no, it's called whitehousedossier.com. never heard of it. I scrolled down and read the comments. There appears to be some serious anger about Obama there, but it's also hard to tell the trolls from the actual haters.

    He has a "satire" section on his page, but this story's not in it. And it was linked onto Drudge's page, so I am guessing that he's actually trying to make something of this. That or he is such a fantastic troll that you cant even tell.
    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 09:08:53.0 login to vote score 0
    bucket of truth: This is true.

    I've spent $300 on dinner for 2 in Las Vegas and it was shit compared to the $150 dinner for 2 I had at Tilth in Seattle. I'm sure $300 in DC is pretty OK compared to Vegas, though.


    If you eat on the strip you are over paying for almost everything on the menu. There are some great places to eat though, and $300 would be on the low end for the really great places. Il Mulino in the Ceasars Palace Forum shops has Shrimp Scampi Fra Diablo for $75, it is so good I'd pay $100 for it.

    next time try the sterling brunch at Bally's on Sunday. $80 a person.
    bootney lee farnsworth 10783 2012-02-15 09:09:08.0 login to vote score 2
    paranoyd: You could, if frugal, feed a family of 4 for close to a month with $300. They make me sick.

    So, just because you are a failure in life, the rest of the world should eat at Mc. Donald’s on extra special occasions and walk to the lo- cation or perhaps take their dirt bike.
    paranoyd 6555 2012-02-15 09:09:11.0 login to vote score 0
    little hands of concrete: He should act poor if he really cared about this country.

    What leeches they are!
    little hands of concrete 1804 2012-02-15 09:09:30.0 login to vote score 2
    Rick "frothy" Santorum was just on CNN calling the Obamas snobs. Funny.
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 09:09:58.0 login to vote score 1
    flashlv: How is it cheaper? A martini is about $8 - 10 at a nice place and a glass of wine is about $8 - 10.

    depends on the restaurant. some places, the cheapest glass of wine may be $12.

    Mostly, they make their money on booze, regardless of whether it's beer, wine or spirits. Huuuuge markup there.
    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 09:10:09.0 login to vote score 0
    quick1: More alcohol.

    Fair enough. Gin or Vodka btw? I went to gin martinis and will probably never have a vodka martini again.
    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 09:10:48.0 login to vote score 0
    dasboot: depends on the restaurant. some places, the cheapest glass of wine may be $12.

    Mostly, they make their money on booze, regardless of whether it's beer, wine or spirits. Huuuuge markup there.


    I also don't get "$30 for corkage....." I've been to places that were even more, ridiculous.
    paranoyd 6555 2012-02-15 09:10:53.0 login to vote score 2
    bootney lee farnsworth: So, just because you are a failure in life, the rest of the world should eat at Mc. Donald’s on extra special occasions and walk to the lo- cation or perhaps take their dirt bike.

    Not to be repetitive but the local food pantry here can now feed 5 people
    for $1 a day, no mention of peas.
    farkmeblind 482 2012-02-15 09:11:06.0 login to vote score 1
    little hands of concrete: Rick "frothy" Santorum was just on CNN calling the Obamas snobs. Funny.

    How much has his daughter's care cost the country, again?
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2012-02-15 09:11:13.0 login to vote score 0
    bootney lee farnsworth: So, just because you are a failure in life, the rest of the world should eat at Mc. Donald’s on extra special occasions and walk to the lo- cation or perhaps take their dirt bike.

    The Bozehemians are revolting.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-02-15 09:11:48.0 login to vote score 1
    bootney lee farnsworth: So, just because you are a failure in life, the rest of the world should eat at Mc. Donald’s on extra special occasions and walk to the lo- cation or perhaps take their dirt bike.

    So not being wasteful and decadent makes you a loser?
    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 09:11:58.0 login to vote score 3
    little hands of concrete: Rick "frothy" Santorum was just on CNN calling the Obamas snobs. Funny.

    I don't think we have had a snob in the white house as far back as I can remember.
    quick1 501 2012-02-15 09:12:02.0 login to vote score 2
    flashlv: Fair enough. Gin or Vodka btw? I went to gin martinis and will probably never have a vodka martini again.

    Can't drink gin in general, so Grey Goose all the way.
    mike.refreshment 6827 2012-02-15 09:12:04.0 login to vote score 1
    eddyatwork: 300 bucks for dinner? Hell no! I can go to Golden Corral with that special someone for less than 20 if it's before 4pm. Less than 10 if we have coupons! Throw in another fifteen for a case of Natty Ice and we're talking 30 bucks top.

    I'll bet Obama didn't have unlimited trips to the chocolate motherfucking fountain for his $300, either.
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 09:12:50.0 login to vote score 2
    paranoyd: Aside from the fact that the two Moochers that occupy the WH are hell-bent on showing off their ‘rags to riches’ imperialism, when was the last time a sitting President and wife ever, ever ventured outside the confines of the WH except for official business? They are nothing but world-class exhibitionists -drunk with power! A public sighting of the POTUS used to be a rare event but in this case, the Obamas are as common and unwelcome as house flies!

    yeah, see that is either real, butt-hurt hurr and durr, or excellently veiled trolling. hard to tell.
    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 09:13:00.0 login to vote score 0
    quick1: Can't drink gin in general, so Grey Goose all the way.

    That's what I started with when I would drink martinis, easy to get a buzz from one.
    paranoyd 6555 2012-02-15 09:13:38.0 login to vote score 1
    dasboot: yeah, see that is either real, butt-hurt hurr and durr, or excellently veiled trolling. hard to tell.

    Poe's Law?
    bootney lee farnsworth 10783 2012-02-15 09:14:05.0 login to vote score 1
    eddyatwork: So not being wasteful and decadent makes you a loser?

    Then maybe you should use some ingenuity proactively come up with some extra money instead of taking out your frustration over your own inadequacies on those who have put forth the effort and ambition to gain what they have.
    eddyatwork 998 2012-02-15 09:15:15.0 login to vote score 0
    Looks like a new alt and a new entry for my ignore list.
    little hands of concrete 1804 2012-02-15 09:16:56.0 login to vote score 1
    flashlv: I don't think we have had a snob in the white house as far back as I can remember.

    Somehow the party of the movie star Reagan and the Bush's riches have successfully painted, to their conservative minions, Clinton and Obama's as elitists and snobs. It really is quite funny.


    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 09:17:04.0 login to vote score 0
    flashlv: I also don't get "$30 for corkage....." I've been to places that were even more, ridiculous.

    yeah, if I find a place that is $10 for corkage, they're getting my business. I rarely spend more than $15-20 for a bottle of wine, and I have usually made some excellent finds.

    My father-in-law opened a bottle of chateau lafite rothschild that he had been holding onto for a while, and frankly, it didnt hold a candle to an '87 Carmenet Estate bottled reserve that I picked up in Sonoma in '96. that was an awesome bottle of vino. Drank it with friends on NYE, 2000.
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 09:19:15.0 login to vote score 0
    paranoyd: Poe's Law?

    could be. I always say, if you cant tell the difference, it doesnt matter.
    paranoyd 6555 2012-02-15 09:19:16.0 login to vote score 1
    dasboot: yeah, if I find a place that is $10 for corkage, they're getting my business. I rarely spend more than $15-20 for a bottle of wine, and I have usually made some excellent finds.

    My father-in-law opened a bottle of chateau lafite rothschild that he had been holding onto for a while, and frankly, it didnt hold a candle to an '87 Carmenet Estate bottled reserve that I picked up in Sonoma in '96. that was an awesome bottle of vino. Drank it with friends on NYE, 2000.


    Red wine always tastes like paint remover smells to me. I do like a nice Riesling, though.
    paranoyd 6555 2012-02-15 09:19:56.0 login to vote score 0
    dasboot: could be. I always say, if you cant tell the difference, it doesnt matter.

    Yeah, sometimes you can be TOO subtle.
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 09:21:13.0 login to vote score 2
    spongegirl circleskirt: The Bozehemians are revolting.

    that aint the only thing around here that's revolting.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2012-02-15 09:22:15.0 login to vote score 1
    dasboot: that aint the only thing around here that's revolting.

    peasants? school lunches? your mom? :P
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 09:23:50.0 login to vote score 1
    flashlv: I don't think we have had a snob in the white house as far back as I can remember.

    I'd have to nominate Bush Sr for most snobbish in the last 50 years. He might come across and an every day guy, but I bet he has his private moments where he looks down upon the poor and unwashed and feels pretty self-satisfied.
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 09:25:47.0 login to vote score 1
    spongegirl circleskirt: peasants? school lunches? your mom? :P

    open can of tuna...

    mysterious goop in the bottom of the vegetable bin...
    quick1 501 2012-02-15 09:25:57.0 login to vote score 1
    dasboot: I'd have to nominate Bush Sr for most snobbish in the last 50 years. He might come across and an every day guy, but I bet he has his private moments where he looks down upon the poor and unwashed and feels pretty self-satisfied.

    Wasn't he the one who didn't know the price of milk?
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 09:27:57.0 login to vote score 0
    paranoyd: Red wine always tastes like paint remover smells to me. I do like a nice Riesling, though.

    see, I am the complete opposite.

    I like rich chardonay's, full bodied cabs and zins, nice mellow pinot noir. and good brut champagne, but I hate reislings, Liebfraumilch, anything sweet, yuck.
    dasboot 1945 2012-02-15 09:30:09.0 login to vote score 0
    quick1: Wasn't he the one who didn't know the price of milk?

    yeah, and he'd never seen a upc scanner before.

    but I remember after he retired (got his ass handed to him by Clinton) Mommo Bush was telling about how Senior loved going to the Sam's club and buy huge baskets of bulk items that they had no use for. He really tapped into his consumer-gene for that one.
    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 10:18:41.0 login to vote score 0
    little hands of concrete: Somehow the party of the movie star Reagan and the Bush's riches have successfully painted, to their conservative minions, Clinton and Obama's as elitists and snobs. It really is quite funny.

    I don't see them as snobs, so for me it didn't work.
    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 10:22:17.0 login to vote score 0
    dasboot: I'd have to nominate Bush Sr for most snobbish in the last 50 years. He might come across and an every day guy, but I bet he has his private moments where he looks down upon the poor and unwashed and feels pretty self-satisfied.

    I have a feeling that's the same for many rich and powerful people. The thing that really matters is what we see in public, imo.



    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 10:23:49.0 login to vote score 0
    quick1: Wasn't he the one who didn't know the price of milk?

    I know it's between $2 and $4, depending on where you buy. Unless it Wholefoods and then it's about $10 lol.
    gradivus 3607 2012-02-15 10:25:54.0 login to vote score 0
    If Obama has only spent like $8 on McDonalds and 40s of Old E or something it would embarrass us in front of the other countries.


    impasse 820 2012-02-15 10:28:22.0 login to vote score 0
    flashlv: I know it's between $2 and $4, depending on where you buy. Unless it Wholefoods and then it's about $10 lol.

    So you buy milk but not other people's intellectual property. Interesting.

    Heh.
    paranoyd 6555 2012-02-15 10:30:04.0 login to vote score 0
    gradivus: If Obama has only spent like $8 on McDonalds and 40s of Old E or something it would embarrass us in front of the other countries.

    Oh, it wouldn't matter what he ate, it would be wrong.
    gradivus 3607 2012-02-15 10:32:47.0 login to vote score 1
    paranoyd: Oh, it wouldn't matter what he ate, it would be wrong.

    Because he has a "D" by his name on fox news. I wonder how many 1%er right wingers went to that same restaurant?
    little hands of concrete 1804 2012-02-15 10:37:28.0 login to vote score 1
    flashlv: I don't see them as snobs, so for me it didn't work.

    So, you are admitting to being a conservative minion? : )


    paranoyd 6555 2012-02-15 10:52:18.0 login to vote score 0
    gradivus: Because he has a "D" by his name on fox news. I wonder how many 1%er right wingers went to that same restaurant?

    All of them, Katie. All of them.
    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 12:00:56.0 login to vote score 0
    little hands of concrete: So, you are admitting to being a conservative minion? : )

    I don't buy into any of that. I don't believe a word any politician say, I look at results. Just sad about what we have to deal with as a Republican.
    little hands of concrete 1804 2012-02-15 12:03:48.0 login to vote score 0
    flashlv: I don't buy into any of that. I don't believe a word any politician say, I look at results. Just sad about what we have to deal with as a Republican.

    You mean the current crop of candidates? I can totally see that. I believe that the decent candidates decided to pass this cycle because of how much the crazies have taken over in that party.


    flashlv 1657 2012-02-15 12:06:13.0 login to vote score 1
    little hands of concrete: You mean the current crop of candidates? I can totally see that. I believe that the decent candidates decided to pass this cycle because of how much the crazies have taken over in that party.

    I have no real option if it's Romney or Scrotum.

    May not vote because of it.


    little hands of concrete 1804 2012-02-15 12:10:39.0 login to vote score 0
    flashlv: I have no real option if it's Romney or Scrotum.

    May not vote because of it.


    Many of my friends IRL (ok, I only have one) are in the same boat with this group. They keep wishing somebody else joins in, but I don't think it is going to happen.


    eclecticman66 2141 2012-02-15 12:19:40.0 login to vote score 1
    eddyatwork: 300 bucks for dinner? Hell no! I can go to Golden Corral with that special someone for less than 20 if it's before 4pm. Less than 10 if we have coupons! Throw in another fifteen for a case of Natty Ice and we're talking 30 bucks top.


    Your living the High Life!
    burntman 1528 2012-02-15 12:33:01.0 login to vote score 3
    eddyatwork: 300 bucks for dinner? Hell no! I can go to Golden Corral with that special someone for less than 20 if it's before 4pm. Less than 10 if we have coupons! Throw in another fifteen for a case of Natty Ice and we're talking 30 bucks top.

    If you and your date both weigh more than 350 pounds you can eat for free at the Heart Attack Grill. That's #Winning!!
    selectivedisclosure 45 2012-02-15 12:45:43.0 login to vote score 2
    They charged the President for his dinner? For shame!
    brazil 316 2012-02-15 13:04:35.0 login to vote score 2
    Damn the price of SoulGlo has gone up!


    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 13:17:55.0 login to vote score 0
    czarangelus: Compared to the average American suffering under his policies? Yeah, yeah it is.

    The only policies you're suffering under are your own.
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 13:20:49.0 login to vote score 0
    It costs more than $300 just to wake up in the morning. Try owning a business where it costs $20,000 just to open the doors the 1st day of every month and much more $$ throughout the month, and where 17 to 20 people are counting on you for their livelihood (paychecks, health insurance).
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 13:24:43.0 login to vote score 0
    quick1: Seriously. Wine markups at restaurants are fucking ridiculous. It's cheaper to have a martini instead.

    All drinks at restuarants are marked up approximately 300% over cost. And, you try to keep your food costs at 40% to 44% of menu price. In other words, drinks are what enables most restaurants to stay in business. Don't like it? Then go through a Burger King drive-through with your date/S.O. and pick up a couple bottles of wine at the grocery store on your way home.
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 13:27:52.0 login to vote score 0
    eddyatwork: Looks like a new alt and a new entry for my ignore list.

    Grow some balls and stop putting people on your ignore list, for chriast sake.
    quick1 501 2012-02-15 13:28:11.0 login to vote score 0
    the bon_scott: All drinks at restuarants are marked up approximately 300% over cost. And, you try to keep your food costs at 40% to 44% of menu price. In other words, drinks are what enables most restaurants to stay in business. Don't like it? Then go through a Burger King drive-through with your date/S.O. and pick up a couple bottles of wine at the grocery store on your way home.

    Or I'll just have water with my steak, thanks.
    grahams 5 2012-02-15 13:28:35.0 login to vote score 1
    quinblake: $300 for dinner for two isn't really that extravagant for a "special" occasion. Especially if there's wine, dessert and any sort of tip.

    That's not even remotely absurd. We went out for a nice dinner on the weekend because we'd both been working a lot and hadn't spent much time together. I think all said and done that came to $180 and we weren't even aiming for high end.

    $110 for a 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings is actually pretty fucking reasonable. I've had quite a few meals in that range, and I don't make what the Obama's make
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 13:29:49.0 login to vote score 0
    quick1: Or I'll just have water with my steak, thanks.

    If you have to have water with your steak you're probably in the wrong restaurant/dinner cost structure (and not all restaurant steaks are remotely created equal).
    grahams 5 2012-02-15 13:35:41.0 login to vote score 0
    flashlv: I also don't get "$30 for corkage....." I've been to places that were even more, ridiculous.

    I've rarely done it, but that's really quite reasonable. If you buy a $40 bottle at the store, pay $30 for corkage then you still save $30-40 over the restaurant price.

    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 13:38:35.0 login to vote score 0
    flashlv: I also don't get "$30 for corkage....." I've been to places that were even more, ridiculous.

    Sorry Flash, it's the wine/drinks mark-up that keep most fine dining restaurant in business. Don't want to buy drinks or pay a corkage fee? Then take your date/S.O. to the Olive Garden.
    swingingjohnson 175 2012-02-15 14:00:55.0 login to vote score 1
    czarangelus: Compared to the average American suffering under his policies? Yeah, yeah it is.

    OK... name ONE thing in your life that has been affected by Obama's policies.

    Go on. I'm listening.

    This better be good.
    swingingjohnson 175 2012-02-15 14:03:56.0 login to vote score 1
    dasboot: wow, that brings douchey political blogs to a new level.

    that is not a lot of money for dinner for two at a nice place in DC. Especially if you are talking 5 courses including wine.

    I rarely order a bottle of wine when I take my wife out because very few restaurants have a good wine list with reasonable prices. I have a serious issue with paying $35-40 dollars for wine that I know I can buy at the grocery store for $10-15.


    I really like a good BYOB restaurant. There a lot of them in NJ because the liquor licenses, like everything else in this state, is so damn expensive.
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 14:05:36.0 login to vote score 0
    czarangelus: Compared to the average American suffering under his policies? Yeah, yeah it is.

    swingingjohnson: OK... name ONE thing in your life that has been affected by Obama's policies.Go on. I'm listening.This better be good.

    You're going to get nothing.
    quinblake 1476 2012-02-15 14:12:54.0 login to vote score 0
    swingingjohnson: I really like a good BYOB restaurant. There a lot of them in NJ because the liquor licenses, like everything else in this state, is so damn expensive.

    The Liquor Control Commission here just started approving licenses for BYO wine restaurants. Apparently it's good form to call ahead and make sure the wine you're planning to bring isn't something the restaurant already has in their collection.
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 14:18:56.0 login to vote score 0
    quinblake: The Liquor Control Commission here just started approving licenses for BYO wine restaurants. Apparently it's good form to call ahead and make sure the wine you're planning to bring isn't something the restaurant already has in their collection.

    Nice of Canadians to try to put many restaurants out of business (and their employees w/o a job).
    quinblake 1476 2012-02-15 14:21:19.0 login to vote score 0
    the bon_scott: Nice of Canadians to try to put many restaurants out of business (and their employees w/o a job).

    huh?
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 14:22:40.0 login to vote score 0
    quinblake: huh?

    Sorry the intro to busines 101 confuses you.
    quinblake 1476 2012-02-15 14:24:18.0 login to vote score 1
    the bon_scott: Sorry the intro to busines 101 confuses you.

    We still have to pay the corkage fee, I'm not sure what you're "intro"-ing to me.
    surfnazi 932 2012-02-15 14:25:06.0 login to vote score 1
    quinblake: huh?

    Limiting customer enjoyment and accessibility is the best way to make money, it's basic economics.
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 14:52:26.0 login to vote score 0
    surfnazi: Limiting customer enjoyment and accessibility is the best way to make money, it's basic economics.

    Do yourself a big favor and never open a business. Like a lot of idiots on bN, and in the world, you're too divorced from reality to understand that business's bills don't magically pay themselves.
    surfnazi 932 2012-02-15 14:55:09.0 login to vote score 0
    the bon_scott: Do yourself a big favor and never open a business. Like a lot of idiots on bN, and in the world, you're too divorced from reality to understand that business's bills don't magically pay themselves.

    You're a little too divorced from reality to realize that customers pay them.
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 14:57:28.0 login to vote score 0
    surfnazi: You're a little too divorced from reality to realize that customers pay them.

    As a very successful business owner and economist I can laugh at your assertion that every business can make a nirvana experience for their customers without charging them for it.

    What are you, 14 years old?
    surfnazi 932 2012-02-15 15:00:31.0 login to vote score 0
    the bon_scott: As a very successful business owner and economist I can laugh at your assertion that every business can make a nirvana experience for their customers without charging them for it.

    What are you, 14 years old?


    No, you've taught me that businesses can't go around giving their customers choices they want. It's bad for business, and bad for not losing at life.
    swingingjohnson 175 2012-02-15 15:00:37.0 login to vote score 1
    the bon_scott: As a very successful business owner and economist I can laugh at your assertion that every business can make a nirvana experience for their customers without charging them for it.

    What are you, 14 years old?


    Now kick him in the nuts!!!
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 15:04:36.0 login to vote score 0
    surfnazi: No, you've taught me that businesses can't go around giving their customers choices they want. It's bad for business, and bad for not losing at life.

    Now you're just trying to be more stupid than usual. Of course businesses should give customers a choice, but in the real world (and not the fantasy world that you and other bNers are living in), that doesn't mean that most or all of those choices should be free... if the company wants to stay in business.

    Why is such obvious basic stuff so hard for some of you to grasp? Some of you idiots make tea-tards look well-informed and pragmatic.
    polydactylkatze 641 2012-02-15 15:06:04.0 login to vote score 0
    The President and First Lady like each other enough to want to spend time alone together? We have no blueprint for this.
    sabine 745 2012-02-15 15:07:34.0 login to vote score 1
    the bon_scott: that doesn't mean that most or all of those choices should be free

    You did see quinblake's post about how corkage fees still apply, right? The only person I see saying everything should be free is the imaginary friend in your head that you apparently enjoy yelling at.
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 15:10:22.0 login to vote score 0
    sabine: You did see quinblake's post about how corkage fees still apply, right? The only person I see saying everything should be free is the imaginary friend in your head that you apparently enjoy yelling at.

    I'm just posting to people who think that there should be no corkage fee, or any other fee for that matter.

    And if you're such a loser that you can't take your date to a nice restaurant and buy a decent bottle of wine or 2 then you probably feel right at home on bN with all the other whiney losers and pirates.
    surfnazi 932 2012-02-15 15:10:39.0 login to vote score 0
    the bon_scott: I'm just posting to people who think that there should be no corkage fee, or any other fee for that matter.

    And if you're such a loser that you can't take your date to a nice restaurant and buy a decent bottle of wine or 2 then you probably feel right at home on bN with all the other whiney losers and pirates.


    Where are those people?
    the bon_scott 1073 2012-02-15 15:12:29.0 login to vote score 0
    surfnazi: Where are those people?

    1/3rd to 1/2 of the libs on bN, and czar.
    vic rattlehead 1283 2012-02-15 15:13:02.0 login to vote score 2
    swingingjohnson: OK... name ONE thing in your life that has been affected by Obama's policies.
    Go on. I'm listening.
    This better be good.


    I thought about this, and I'm not really sure I can name a single policy of the Obama administration other than Health Care. Everything else he's done seems to me to be in reaction to other factors.

    The housing bubble was a result of policies started during the Clinton administration, which probably built on Reagan era policies. These policies were good for business and made people look like they were doing better, so no one bothered to look at them. All the while, a few investment guys saw what was going to be the end result and took advantage of it, while the people who should have known better got drunk and drank the kool-aid of ever-rising tides. In the end, our leaders, if they even cared, did not want to do anything to rock the boat.

    I'd like to know how much Romney spent on dinner, what about Gingrich. Santorum is a self-righteous douche so I could care less. What about Flava-flav, whose valentine's day expenditures are just as relevant as Obama's.
    paranoyd 6555 2012-02-15 15:36:44.0 login to vote score 0
    the bon_scott: I'm just posting to people who think that there should be no corkage fee, or any other fee for that matter.

    And if you're such a loser that you can't take your date to a nice restaurant and buy a decent bottle of wine or 2 then you probably feel right at home on bN with all the other whiney losers and pirates.


    My wife and I drink water with our meals most if the time just because we want to. We don't drink and drive, either. Only losers do that.
    If you logged in, you could post here.