Thursday, November 06, 2008

food for thought

I hope all you waiters out there are ready to accept the choice that you have made for change!

16 comments:

a wynn wynn situation said...

Nice one :)

[Somebody Loved] said...

Just visited pedaling fast... this is what I left there: Are you people Christian? I don't think that this is funny at all. I have family and friends that are 'food servers' and even they have a right to the first ammendment of the constitution. It is sad that you didn't mention that the 'waiter/food server' would just laugh it off... especially knowing that the minimum wage will be getting a huge increase under President Obama.
ToOdLeS.ShEiLa
ps. I have mormon friends that will NEVER give a dime to the homeless... but have actually stiffed their server over this bogus fear of Obama...after reading this e.mail lie.

Alice Wills Gold said...

My last really long comment to Sheila got erased when I tried to publish.

It wasn't meant to be.

Here is a condensed version.

I am a Republican because I am a Christian.

Republicans fight for my Christian morals and values from God.

Republicans fight for my right to agency from God and believe in democracy not government mandates.

Republicans fight for the most important God given right of freedom and agency worldwide.

Republicans believe that the needy should be provided for, just not the way that democrats do.

This story is not real, just an illustration of how democrats try to take care of things.

I am a Republican. I would tip the waiter his 20%.

And then I would buy the homeless guy a dinner. I would then take him to the shelter that I volunteer at. And give him my Bishop's phone number. And pray for him every day of my life.

And, I would also scoff at how the government has failed him and thank God that I am a Republican that chooses other ways to help the downtrodden besides taxing EVERYONE who are already having a hard time making endsmeet.

And, by the way, on top of all that I do in the private sector to make the world a better place, I still pay my taxes that support programs that don't work.

I am a Replican. I love my country. I love my fellow citizens. I believe strongly in your right to express your views, and I won't delete your comment even though it calls me UnChristian.

Because I know that you don't really believe that.

[Somebody Loved] said...

I was not calling you un-Christian. I know the story was made-up. I apologize for taking my frustration out onyou dear friend. I am so sorry. This exact e.mail was sent to me... saying that because I voted for Obama I could not possibly be Christian. This has been such an emotional election I am thinking that I shouldn't make any comments on politics because I am terrible at trying to explain where I am coming from. I really did not like George W. Bush and two terms of his politcs has been way too much for me. McCain seemed way too much like Bush to me.

Alice I never meant to offend you. I know you are Christian. I believe in Christ too. I took this posting of that same targeted at me e.mail personal and I shouldn't have.

Please forgive me.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

Alice Wills Gold said...

You didn't offend me, so I have no need to forgive, but I would. :)

I understand your frustration. I have been experiencing the same emotion for quite some time now.

I know you wouldn't expect me to lay down without a little fight :)

Jan said...

I was going to come over here and give you a big hug because of a comment. But instead, I will give you an applaud okay. I put a post about this subject and it got somewhat negative. No worries though. It will be a very surprising shock come 2010 when all our taxes go up automatically.

Loved your Republican list. Strong girl you are.

Alice Faye said...

Sometimes, most of the time, politics is way over my head so I admire people who understand and stand up for their beliefs. I also admire people---friends---who can agree to disagree and still remain friends. Alice and Sheila have demonstrated that very well here. Sometimes you make me nervous with your comments, but it the truth be known, I wish I were more like you. I'm probably too old to change that part of my personality so I will just keep reading your comments.

Kathy said...

Loved it. Also be aware I posted some sweet flashback pictures on my blog. 2 with you.

Love you and I hope you're feeling well!!!

Katina Angola said...

I voted for Obama....just thought I'd let you know so you can be astonished at Hailey and me both

Marla said...

Ha! That's funny!

Renee said...

No more politics in your Blog Al. No need to have more heart ache in your life. We all know the world is going to get more rough.

bunch of 'brooks said...

Hey Ali, this is cousin Renae. Are you prego again? I think that's what I saw on your blog-congrats!! How many does this make? Tell LeGrand hi for me. I was looking for him on facebook, but wasn't sure if it was the right LeGrand. Let me know if he has a page. Hope you guys are doing great. We'll have to catch up sometime soon!!

[Somebody Loved] said...

Alice,
You have been tagged!
See my blog for the details.
Participate only if you want.
ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

devri said...

Woa- touchy subject A?

I love you Alice and your posts keep them coming, keep standing up for your beliefs, and this world is U-G-L-Y. And I got an Alabi,

yeah so what if I don't know how to spell.

devri said...

ps. your blog needs this.


I love you, you love me, we are a big happy family.

Donna said...

I'm just waiting for Oprah's cash flow now that we are 'spreading the wealth' People should be able to express their opinions without feeling offended or being offended. everyone isn't always going to agree and thats ok. I say keep posting your 'controversial' issues. I love it, because really people the world isn't just about scrap booking and rainbows, and its refreshing to hear an intellectual debate!