“And further, Emma, I think that one of the weapons in the arsenal of civil rights crusaders in the 50's & 60's was to boycott bigoted businesses. When they chose to sit at 'whites only' lunch counters, they didn't purchase anything, they just took up seats. (you might want to do a little historical research.)”
“Never buy food from someone who doesn't want to sell it to you. (How about a little spit in the frosting, urine in the cake mix?) There are other bakeries that want your business--vote with your feet and support the ones that are friendly to you. It's called capitalism and as consumers we are allowed to discriminate!
I wonder how long the Lakewood baker would last if only the right wingers bought his/her products?”
EmmaDarian on May 31, 2014 at 11:30:55
“So you think blacks should just not have eaten at whites-only lunch counters.”
“When I was a senior, the photographer regularly airbrushed the bad skin away--that is, zits and blemishes. We all had clear skin in his opinion or was it his imagination?. That was 45 years ago. . .
But then my parents made me have a second photo session because I was wearing my John Lennon style wire rimmed glasses! My senior pic looks nothing like my 18 year-old self--a minor hurt that I personally never forgot.
My avatar looks like a naked 3 pack a day smoker. (I'm not one of those, either!)”
“I buy a fair amount of store branded canned goods, bread, dairy, and meats. Somewhere in the background, someone had to prepare the canned goods and bread, probably some big food conglomerate.
I'm fairly particular about peanut butter, haven't ever seen it at farmer's markets, btw. Costco oil at the top in mass quantity is good stuff. I mix it up in an old Planter's dry roasted peanut container.
I think mostly this HUFFPO story is a bunch of fussing over nothing. . .whatcha gonna do? Not Eat?!!”
“Sears made a huge strategic mistake back in the 90's. The got rid of the catalog just ahead of the rise of online commerce. If they'd had even a bit of foresight, they would be competing with Amazon right now. I used to do a lot of shopping from the Sears catalog.
I'd ask my fellow commenters, When was the last time YOU shopped at Sears or Kmart? I haven't been in either for years.”
pmoschetta on May 22, 2014 at 11:39:14
“Actually, I just purchased a Kenmore Washing Machine last weekend”
“Panera isn't exactly "fast food." Neither is Beyond Bread.
Someone should tell the real fast foods that there are other greens than Iceburg. That American Cheese isn't really cheese, and that buns that have the consistency and taste of Wonder Bread are just plain nasty.”
Zenaida69 on Apr 18, 2014 at 17:45:01
“Panera is good for when you decide to meet for lunch with friends who have a variety of food preferences. It doesn't take forever to get your food after you order. They also donate leftover food at the the end of the day instead of throwing it away.”
mr whiteffolks on Apr 17, 2014 at 18:47:17
“Lettuce is in abundance which is why they all use it ! Certain times of the year where I live I can't get certain veggies or fruits unless they're trucked or flown in and who knows what has been done to them before arriving to the store.”
mimisita on Apr 17, 2014 at 18:34:42
“Panera is most definitely fast food and mostly unhealthy. Don't be fooled by the fake ambiance.”
WillieB11 on Apr 17, 2014 at 15:23:29
“Have you made any effort with some of the new salads being made in so call fast food joints. I saw a show the other night on how they make the cheese for this big chains and either the show was a lie or some little monster is chaning the cheese before you eat it.”
dmac6419 on Apr 17, 2014 at 14:58:36
“Yes it is, I deliver there”
Dick Dastardly on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:40:48
“Brian, people eat that stuff up by the billions of $'s. If people thought it was so nasty, they wouldn't eat it.”
User 42 on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:23:06
“I like iceberg lettuce, actually. It's got a very very mild flavor, but it's ok. Not as much nutrition as other lettuces, though.”
Apr 8, 2014 at 14:46:58
“It looks to me like she's in makeup for her role in "Cake." The scar is part of her role, so is the off color skin tone that is supposed to make her look old and tired. I'm no huge fan of Anniston, but all the snarky comments are puzzling. What did she ever do to deserve such disrespect? And if she is showing here 45 years, what of it? Heck, look at my avatar, who would I be to speak against how she's aging?
“The idea of franchises is that you get the proven product, expertise, and national advertising. Outfits like McDonalds, Subway, etc. are tyrannical in their control because that's part of the business model. If you cast your lot in with vipers, you have a good chance of being bit.
In every large metro area, there are home grown fast food restaurants--the ones that do well have differentiated themselves from the blandness of the national brands. Without the heavy weight of a national franchise on the owner's back they manage to thrive--by being better. I'm sympathetic with the guy in the story who committed suicide, but more so for his wife and family who, in addition to having to cope with a tyrannical, failing, franchisor, had to deal with a husband and father who abandoned them. There ARE alternatives to suicide!”
“I used to drink PBR or Old Milwaukee. Not actually bad products, just kinda bland. Drank it because it was cheap $3.99 for 12. But those days are gone & if I'm paying $9 for it, I'm drinking the good stuff (Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire, Sam Adams) instead for about $12. Never been one of those 'swill down 6 at a time' people, so good national brands or local craft beers are possible.
This is the "golden" age of beer in the US.”
scottarino on Mar 9, 2014 at 11:31:43
“definitely for the brewers of yuppie beer with catchy names.”
“Oh! They live in the land of the easily stunned. I'm stunned every other day or so. Last time I was stunned was when we Americans all swooned over Ellen's selfie from the Oscars. Arianna, who seems to be a fairly serious person, must have been stunned by all the money AOL paid her so that they can run this dreck.”
“I'm kind of a big fan of hers and I'm not sure I've ever watched her in a movie. Think about it, she's got lots of adopted kids, seemingly is happily married, is a good actress, and is someone for women to look up to.
If I were a young woman and had that much chance of breast cancer, them suckers would be off in a N Y minute.
I lost a lovely and beloved niece to breast cancer, she was only 30 when she passed. By the time she had her mastectomies, it was really too late, and radical chemo couldn't save her. I wish Ms. Jolie nothing but the best and long life!”
“I live in Tucson (not on the list and shouldn't be) and find citing Phoenix as one of the cities of the future fairly humorous. Come to southern Arizona in mid to late June and see what hot really is--and with climate change in the future, water's going to be scarcer and temp extremes greater. Same with LA, Bakersfield, Houston, and anywhere in southern Florida.
Except for the horrible economy, sprawl and traffic (& no freeways,) and the gawd awful heat, Tucson is a fairly nice city--with a perennially ineffective Democratic city council & mayor (partly because the city is always broke) that means well but can't seem to get anything done. Not many Deloreans, but I think I saw a Tesla yesterday.
I hesitate to mention the cities that would make my list, but Portland OR, Reno, Bend, Astoria/Ilwaco & Yakima/Ellensburg are a few on the west coast. Looking a little further north, Bellingham, Vancouver BC, & Victoria deserve a place on anyone's list.
Out here in flyover country, Houston is derisively referred to as the "Oxygen City" for it's horrible air quality and traffic.”