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    Originally posted by giff57
    I love hooters, and Hooters for that matter. I love the wings too, they usually have Guiness on tap (rare in Iowa). I don't mind taking the family either, I see women running around town with less clothing that the Hooters girls.
    Mmmmm....3 Mile Island Wings and Guinness...a favorite combination of mine!

    We have one in NH (opened about a year ago) but I haven't been there yet. I took my wife to one a couple years ago on Church Street in Orlando when we were on vacation...and the waitress flirted/talked more to her than she did to me. I didn't mind.
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    Originally posted by NHPlanner


    Mmmmm....3 Mile Island Wings and Guinness...a favorite combination of mine!


    Yes!!

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    ARGH!

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...atsuit-ON.html

    so now parents can file against McDonalds on behalf of their children!!! They need to make these people take a nutrition class and top it off with a parenting class, and possibly a program on personal responsibility.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Right on!

    Quote from the article:

    "The notion that there's no parental authority over these children is ridiculous," said Mike Burita, a spokesman for the Center for Consumer Freedom, an organization representing restaurant operators and individuals who want to preserve consumer choice. "Do little kids steal their parent's car keys and drive themselves to McDonald's?"

    I can't even believe that there are parents so irresponsible and greedy as to file a lawsuit on their kids' behalf.

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    Originally posted by prudence
    Do parents spank their children anymore?
    No, they punch the lights out of them based on recent news.

    I know this is sooo wrong. But the parent in me wanted to know what the kid did to set off the mom. I know, I know, nothing she could have done would deserve that, but you can't quiet the inner parent. They need to know what the kid tried to pull.

    As a parent you are always trying to say one step ahead of the kids. Because the day you don't they come home pregnant with a tattoo of bTurk on their arse.


    Oh, McDonalds is another reason to hate the advertising industry. They market to 4 year olds! Should be illegal. Maybe it is in paradise or Canada.

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    Originally posted by El Guapo

    As a parent you are always trying to say one step ahead of the kids. Because the day you don't they come home pregnant with a tattoo of bTurk on their arse.
    Oh, If I only had a dollar for every time that happened!

    And about that stupid broad that whacked her infant and got caught on tape -- how the F*** can she look into a camera lens and plead not guilty! I'm all for punishment that fits the crime. Lets get a bunch of people 4 times her size to strap her into the bakc of a Toyota Highlander and pummel the crap out of her.

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    Originally posted by El Guapo


    No, they punch the lights out of them based on recent news.

    I know this is sooo wrong. But the parent in me wanted to know what the kid did to set off the mom. I know, I know, nothing she could have done would deserve that, but you can't quiet the inner parent. They need to know what the kid tried to pull.

    Apparently the kid was opening packages of toys and playing with them. They said mom had to be paged a couple of times to get the kid......

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    Ok, two comments on that lady:

    1) we saw her being interviewed on saturday night, and when the reporter asked if she was angry about a particular thing, she responded "No, I wasn't really angry about any one thing", and was really upset that they had put the child in foster care instead of being released to her husband or one of her siblings.

    2) i saw in an article that she's an Irish Traveller, and that jiggled something in my brain, but I can't remember what. Didn't dateline do something on the irish travellers once? anyone know anything about this? she had said that she was nervous in the store because she was afraid they'd discriminate against her because she was an irish traveller. what?

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    Originally posted by El Guapo


    I know this is sooo wrong. But the parent in me wanted to know what the kid did to set off the mom. I know, I know, nothing she could have done would deserve that, but you can't quiet the inner parent. They need to know what the kid tried to pull.

    They reported in the Phila. Daily News that she was pissed because she was just refused a cash return on something she had bought earlier. Regardless if the kid was opening packages or doing anything else, Mom is definitly a whacko.

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    Ah, the Irish Travelers - no wonder she couldn't be found for a week. They could hide Hoffa and Elvis if they had to. Real spooky folks. Make their living as roofing and concrete contactors. They like to chase disasters. Screwing the elderly.

    Oh Yeah - 60 minuted did a series of shows on them. Ground em up real good. I wondered about the speech pattern and the choice of vehicles and the cloths - they didn't look right until now. Now it makes sense.

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    Originally posted by KMateja
    in an article that she's an Irish Traveller, and that jiggled something in my brain, but I can't remember what. Didn't dateline do something on the irish travellers once? anyone know anything about this? she had said that she was nervous in the store because she was afraid they'd discriminate against her because she was an irish traveller. what?
    Hey, you worked in Anderson County. Didn't you run into any Travelers there? There was a huge community of them in the Aiken/Augusta area, always running scams, fleecing old people, running shoddy construction schemes and boosting department store goodies. While El Guapo was wondering what that girl did to piss off mom, I was already one step ahead of him - assuming she screwed up one of mama's scams, refused to participate in some shoplifting scheme or was too young & innocent to understand what illegal activity mama wanted her to help facilitate.

    I know, I'm a bad, bad man for having these thoughts...
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    Hm.. I'll remember that whenever I have kids if I'm not watching them and they do something childish and normal for their age I'll beat the crap out of them (after putting them in the back of my soccer mom SUV and strapping them to their car seat) and then act bewildered why anyone would think that was wrong.

    I understand that the child may have misbehaved, but she's four. You have to watch four year olds, they don't just make great decisions on their own (they steal cars and drive to McDonalds for big mac's and toys). I mean, didn't they invent those kid leashes for parents like her?
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Humm??

    Originally posted by El Feo
    While El Guapo was wondering what that girl did to piss off mom, I was already one step ahead of him
    Did you end up "pregnant with a tattoo of bTurk on your arse." ?


    BTW - El FEO I think you may have hit the nail on the head with your theory.

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    She is acting all sorry and pitiful about this "first time mistake and loss of control," but she had the presence of mind to change her appearance by coloring her hair and to flee to New Jersey. She said that this was the first time she had lost control with her children, however she knew exactly what she was doing. . .she looked around the parking lot first to make sure nobody saw her. And what was she punching??? Thin air?? People should be required to have a background check before being allowed to have children.

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    People should be required to have a background check before being allowed to have children.
    People should be required to do alot of things before they have childeren!

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    Originally posted by sal95
    People should be required to have a background check before being allowed to have children.
    agree fully. (although I am a bit extreme in some cases they should also be administering birth control with welfare checks, maybe it's just me.) Children aren't toys, they're a huge responsibility. I'm sure there are sane people out there who have children that may not want to take classes to procreate, but what's sad it there are those sickos out there that beat the crap out of their kids. How anyone could sit there and admit to fleeing the state ("to get an honest opinion from a doctor") and then try to say she didn't hit her that hard and acted like she was a saint for turning herself in after the warrant was issued? Yeah, maybe it wasn't that hard of a punch for another 25 year old to take.. I'd love to have an ultimate fighting bout with this one.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Re: Humm??

    Originally posted by El Guapo

    Did you end up "pregnant with a tattoo of bTurk on your arse." ?
    No EG, as my gay friend is fond of saying, "Butt babies don't live"









    <going to hell for sure now>

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    Prediction: Irish Traveler Toogood v. Darva Conger or Tonya Harding on Fox within a year~!

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    I can't even pretend to know what an Irish Traveler is. Will somebody please fill me in? Is it like a religious sect or what?
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    links

    The Gypsy Lore Society new
    ... or, sometimes, Tinkers. Their ethnic language is referred to in the literature as Irish Traveler Cant. Harpers ethnographic and ...
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    Re: Humm??

    Originally posted by El Guapo
    Did you end up "pregnant with a tattoo of bTurk on your arse." ?
    Tattoo Charlie promised me it was Ashley Judd. I didn't think it looked like her, but it's awfully hard to crane my neck hard enough to actually see what he inked on my ass, so I really don't know for sure.

    Pregnant? Uh, no.
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    Originally posted by El Feo


    Hey, you worked in Anderson County. Didn't you run into any Travelers there? There was a huge community of them in the Aiken/Augusta area, always running scams, fleecing old people, running shoddy constructon schemes and boosting department store goodies.
    I don't think we did, but now I have to email my old office and ask about it! I do remember that there was a group of people fleecing old people on home repairs, but they didn't say they were irish travellers.

    What makes me crazy is that one of the headlines on our local paper was "Videotaped child beating renews spanking debate". WTF

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    What?!? Spanking is totaly different than beating the crap out of your child! Did anyone catch "Yes, Dear"? I have never watched that show before, and I don't think I will again.. they had the spanking debate as their theme last night, quite annoying to have t.v. preach about that, especially when someone calls someone else a monster for spanking his child.

    Back on topic though, on Howard Stern this morning they played a portion of her interview.. she sounds like Ms. Cleo. Are these people considered gypsies, or is just a group that is like gypsies? I read the sites El Guapo posted, but I still don't understand fully. The other thing I don't understand is if they've been in the country for so long (since late 1800s) why doesn't it seem like they have a 5th grade education?
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Tom Brokaw did a segment on them on last nights news, and they replayed an interview from someone that "got out" of the Travellers. They showed home videos of thier social functions, and all of the little girls were gussied up like little Jon Benet Ramsey whores (well, without the decay. You know....). Yech.

    The education aspect? I imagine their social structure does not encourage nor does their culture value, higher education. Its much easier to swindle than the learn.

    They came around my brother in law's neighborhood a few years ago selling asphalt resealing services. He declined but his neighbor paid them $250 to reseal a driveway. It all washed off in the rain about a week later and the City's public works crews cited him for polluting the storm drains.

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    Re: Re: Humm??

    Originally posted by El Feo

    Tattoo Charlie promised me it was Ashley Judd. I didn't think it looked like her, but it's awfully hard to crane my neck hard enough to actually see what he inked on my ass, so I really don't know for sure.
    Must have been the summer I had a perm...

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