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10 things you need to know today: March 26, 2014

Flowers are left near a demolished home where a woman's body was found. 

Flowers are left near a demolished home where a woman’s body was found. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Week

Washington’s mudslide death toll continues to rise, some Americans get an ObamaCare deadline extension, and more

1. Likely death toll from mudslide rises to 24
Search crews recovered two more bodies Tuesday under the Washington state mudslide and believed they had located another eight, pushing the likely death toll to 24. Authorities expect it to rise further. As crews continued looking for signs of life on Wednesday, four days after the disaster, as many as 176 people remained missing. “We haven’t lost hope that there’s a possibility that we can find somebody alive in some pocket area,” said a local fire chief. [Fox News]
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2. The Obama administration extends the health care enrollment deadline
With ObamaCare’s open enrollment ending in less than a week, the Obama administration is scheduled to announce Wednesday that it will give more time to people who have started the application process on HealthCare.gov but fail to finish by Monday. Those who say they were delayed by technical problems will have until mid-April to ask for an extension. The administration had long said the March 31 deadline was firm. [The Washington Post]
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3. Russia takes Ukraine’s last warship in Crimea
Russian forces seized the last Ukrainian naval ship in Crimea on Tuesday, completing Moscow’s takeover of military control in the breakaway Ukrainian region. The assault followed several days of similar, mostly bloodless moves against Ukrainian bases as Russia pushed forward with the annexation of Crimea after voters there passed a referendum to secede from Ukraine. [Reuters]
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4. Facebook buys virtual reality startup Oculus
Facebook is buying a small virtual-reality startup, Oculus VR, for more than $2 billion, its second major acquisition in just over a month. Skeptics said Oculus’ advanced technology was better suited to immersive games than social media. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said virtual reality and social media were a natural mix. “Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences,” he said. [San Jose Mercury News]
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5. FBI clears agent who shot and killed Tsarnaev’s friend
An investigation has cleared the FBI agent who shot and killed Ibragim Todashev, a friend of the late Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, top Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said Tuesday. Hours earlier, prosecutors in Florida, where the agent and another investigator interviewed Todashev in his apartment about a triple homicide, said they would not file charges. The agent told state officials he fired after Todashev attacked him. [Los Angeles Times]
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6. Maduro accuses three generals of plotting to overthrow him
Venezuelan security forces arrested three air force generals and accused them of plotting a coup against the government, President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday. “This captured group has direct ties with sectors of the opposition,” Maduro said. Opposition leaders said Maduro causing the violence by rounding up his political rivals. “Nicolas threw gas on the fire,” opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski tweeted. [CNN]
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7. Investigators blame the fatal Paul Walker crash on speed
“Unsafe speed” caused the Nov. 30 crash that killed Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker, according to a report released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The high-performance Porsche Walker was riding in was going as fast as 93 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone when the driver — Walker’s friend, Roger Rodas — lost control and crashed. Rodas was also killed when the car burst into flames. A pair of nine-year-old tires might have contributed to the accident, too. [Los Angeles Times]
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8. Pitbull that bit 4-year-old won’t be killed
A pitbull that attacked a 4-year-old boy last month won’t be put to death, a judge ruled Tuesday. The dog will, however, be defanged, neutered, and have a microchip implanted under its skin. The dog, named Mickey, was restrained in the yard of the boy’s babysitter in February when the child walked within the radius of its 18-foot chain. Supporters of the animal wore “Save Mickey” T-shirts to the court hearing. [The Associated Press]
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9. Secret Service agents sent home from the Netherlands
The Secret Service sent three agents home ahead of President Obama’s arrival in the Netherlands this week. One was found inebriated in his hotel; the other two were accused of complicity. A Secret Service spokesman said the behavior never compromised Obama’s security. It did, however, add to the embarrassment of an elite agency struggling to repair its image after a prostitution scandal. [The Associated Press]
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10. Paltrow and Martin separate
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced on her GOOP website Tuesday that she and Coldplay’s Chris Martin were splitting up after 11 years of marriage. In a blog post titled “Conscious Uncoupling,” the couple wrote that they had been trying for more than a year to “see what might have been possible between us,” and had decided to “remain separate.” Paltrow and Martin have two children, Apple and Moses. [TV Guide]

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What Facebook can tell us about conservatives

The late Andrew Breibart, founder of Breitbart.com — one of the most trafficked conservative news websites.

The Fix – Chris Cillizza

Here’s what Pew did. They used a sample of 26 news sites to conduct their research on peoples’ digital browsing habits. They used a combination of the most trafficked news sites and the ones that get the most traffic via Facebook. Not surprisingly, there was considerable overlap — 17 of the most trafficked sites were also the most shared via Facebook.

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But, it’s a group of outliers that got us thinking. Here’s the relevant nugget from the Pew memo:

[There are] five sites that are among the most shared on Facebook, but do not rank among the most visited sites. All five are conservative-oriented news sites: theblaze.com, breitbart.com, washingtontimes.com, mrconservative.com, and wnd.com.

These sites have relatively modest audiences, with mrconservative.com at the bottom of the list at 772,000 monthly unique visitors….Indeed on average, the four, conservative digital political sites (excluding the legacy washingtontimes.com) got 22% of their traffic from Facebook referrals – far more than any other grouping of news sites.

What explains how those five conservative news sites are so actively shared on Facebook but come nowhere close to the raw traffic numbers of some more mainstream media sites?

Here’s my theory.  Conservatives are a remarkably well-organized and tight-knit group. It’s why every book from a conservative author shoots to the top of the best-seller list. It’s why Fox News Channel’s primetime programming regularly doubles that of its cable competition. It’s why Rush Limbaugh has no talk radio equal among liberals. It’s not terribly surprising then that organizational closeness extends to the digital space where conservative use Facebook to share stories/links from a handful of conservative websites.

The fact that these sites rank as some of the most shared via Facebook but are not in the conversation when it comes to the most trafficked sites also speaks to a broader problem with the conservative movement. Yes, they are organized and effective. But, no, they are not legion.  That’s why conservative voices — and candidates — can dominate a primary election but occasionally nominate a candidate who lacks an appeal to the broader electorate.

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Gun rights advocates freak out over ‘No Guns’ sign at singer Toby Keith’s restaurant

Toby Keith via Shutterstock

Wait til they find out he voted for Obama…

The Raw Story

Conservatives and gun activists are in high dudgeon over a sign outside country singer Toby Keith’s new Virginia bar and grill that says “No Guns Permitted.”

According to Washington, DC’s WTOP, the sign has provoked an explosion of outrage online. Many gun rights advocates took to Twitter and other social media to denounce Keith as a “gun hating liberal,” a “fake,” and a “Republican In Name Only” or “RINO.”

“So if ‘no guns are allowed’ I guess that means that police officers that are ‘on duty’ aren’t allowed in for lunch or dinner??” asked Facebook user Connie Hollar Wright on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “Who are you guys callin [sic] when you need help???? Good luck with that!”

“Toby is a gun hating liberal. What a fake,” wrote another.

“Won’t go into a Killing zone,” said another commenter with a “Duck Dynasty” avatar, “which is what gun free zones are.”

The restaurant — called I Love This Bar and Grill — opened in Woodbridge, Virginia this week. The state has an open carry law, which allows citizens to openly carry firearms without a license. Businesses, however, reserve the right to ask patrons not to bring their guns inside.

Not everyone disagrees with the rule.

“I think it’s a good thing no guns are permitted in a restaurant,” said Jean Sutts of Woodbridge to WTOP.

Mike Miskin of Suffolk agreed that “alcohol and guns do not mix. I believe that you should be allowed to carry your gun with you but not into a bar.”

A post at right-wing website Breitbart.com protested that, “(o)ne of Toby Keith’s biggest country video hits is ‘Bullets in the Gun.’ It romanticizes carrying a gun.”

Keith has been politically outspoken on a number of topics, but in fact bills himself as a conservative Democrat. He supported President George W. Bush when rival act the Dixie Chicks criticized Bush at the outset of the War in Iraq.

However, in 2008, Keith donated to then-Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign for president and spoke out in favor of Obama’s policies in the Middle East.

Watch video about this story, embedded here

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Teacher Tells Student: ‘We Do Not Need Another Black President’

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Barack Hussein Obama – 44th President of the United States

This is the 21st century yet certain groups would rather see this country return back to the 18th century.

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A young, African-American boy in Fairfield, Ohio had his presidential aspirations stomped on when his teacher, Gil Voigt, repeatedly told him, “we do not need another black president.” Voigt has been suspended.

According to Fairfield school board President, Dan Murray, Voigt’s suspension is the first step in permanently getting rid of him.

“He was talking to some students and said some things that were racially insensitive. We take diversity in our school district very seriously with tolerance of people who are different. We just felt this teacher had crossed the line,” Murray said.

Source: Journal News

Oh, but in case you think the school board is reacting in a quick and timely manner, this is Voigt’s fourth time in front of the board.

(Superintendent Paul) Otten said Voigt had been reprimanded for racially insensitive remarks in the past. A report prepared by Assistant Superintendent Roger Martin lists four instances of discipline: A verbal warning in April 2008 for an “inappropriate racial comment,” another in November 2008 for “improper use of school technology” and a third in December 2013 for “inappropriate comments to students.” He also received a written warning last month for “failure to use adopted curriculum.”

Voigt, who works for Fairfield Freshman School, earns $73,566 per year, makes almost 75% more than the average Ohio state employee and toward the top of the range for Ohio teachers.

Voigt isn’t the first Ohio teacher to be disciplined for racism. On Halloween, Akron’s David Spondike took to Facebook to rant about a teen who urinated in front of some trick-or-treaters. He posted:

I don’t mind if you come to my neighborhood from the ghetto to trick-or-treat. But when you whip out your teeny dicks and piss on the telephone pole in front of my yard and a bunch of preschoolers and toddlers, you can take your nigger-ass back where it came from. I don’t have anything against anyone of any color, but niggers, stay out!

He claimed he wasn’t racist, though:

“Racism” implies prejudging, which is clearly not what happened here. Making any excuse for allowing one race to use a word and condemning another race for using the same word is institutionalized racism in and of itself, regardless of the justification used.

Spondike’s future is still uncertain and Voigt has 10 days from the time of notification to appeal his suspension.

H/t: TW

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Cracker Barrel Comes To Its Senses And Remembers Who Eats There

I love Wonkette’s posts but this one is EXCEPTIONALLY funny…

Wonkette

Handling the fallout from a celebrity kerfuffle is supposed to be sort of predictable. A sportsball player has an affair or announces he’s in favor of death camps, and all the product licensing deals vanish overnight. That’s how the script is supposed to go. But the poor corporate overlords at Cracker Barrel badly misjudged just how much their clientele would respond to the homophobic, racist comments of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. Instead of being put off by his announcement that homosexuals are hellbound and the blacks were much happier under Jim Crow, they ate that shit up, and turned the guy into a bona fide Culture Wars martyr. Hickmerica therefore did not care for Cracker Barrel’s decision Friday to remove some Duck Dynasty products from its stores, and so an instant Twitter shitstorm ensued, and a “Boycott Cracker Barrel” page on faceplace got thousands of “likes” within hours, which is how Americans vote today. Cracker Barrel’s initial statement that it operates “within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people” but acknowledging that it had “removed selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests” simply proved that Cracker Barrel, as one discussion thread on Ann Coulter’s official website put it, chose “gays over Christians.”

Great American Mike Huckabee called for a boycott, because Jesus:

“Cracker Barrel has decided it wanted to be the first big corporate sponsor to distance itself from Phil Robertson and in doing so, it has decided it doesn’t want ‘his kind,’ in their stores,” Huckabee said on Facebook. “Well, I’m ‘his kind,’ so they won’t be seeing me at their tables in the future.”

He added: “If it’s his Christian beliefs that make them uncomfortable, then we all need to know.”

Happily, the honchos at the BarrelPlex quickly recognized the error of their ways, and returned all the merch to the shelves, issuing an apology to the butthurt masses to make it absolutely clear that they can continue to stuff their gullets with lard without worrying that the corporation didn’t share their prejudices.

“When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we’ve done.

“You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. You flat out told us we were wrong.”

Still, the company’s willingness to briefly treat Robinson as if he’d said something offensive left some good Christians wary, such as this nice lady quoted in a story on Christian Post:

“Cracker Barrel. Was it the almighty dollar that changed your mind? Because now that you opened this can of worms, most Christians want to know exactly where you stand on the issue of homosexuality.”

It is expected that the possibility of backlash is slim, since any potential gay boycott of Cracker Barrel is likely to have as much impact on the company’s bottom line as a tea party boycott of Ebony magazine.

[Fox News / USA Today / Daily Caller]

 

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Jon Stewart Schooled Tea Partiers For Racist Reactions To Nelson Mandela’s Death

The Huffington Post

Jon Stewart kicked off this week’s “Daily Show” by shedding light on some truly odd reactions that some folks had about the passing of Nelson Mandela — including at least one prominent Republican.

Newt Gingrich and Ted Cruz, to their credit, offered sincere notes of gratitude for the South African leader’s life work on their respective Facebook pages. What they did not expect, however, were the swift and racist reactions they saw from several of their fans. Example: “This clench-first gorilla [sic] warrior does not deserve respect from informed Americans,” one user wrote on Gingrich’s Facebook.

Stewart was hardly surprised by the outpouring of bile. “Of course, that’s why the Internet was invented,” he said. “To say hateful things with greater efficiency, reach and freedom to keep people from finding out how truly disgusting you are in your home. ‘I would never say those things, it was Dr. Awesomeballs69!’”

Racist Facebook fans are one thing, but Stewart could not let an actual Republican leader off the hook so easily. Rick Santorum, appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor,” somehow equated apartheid, South Africa’s former system of segregation that Mandela helped end, to the Affordable Care Act.

“The systemic subjugation of a race of people is different than the establishment of subsidized insurance exchanges,” Stewart helpfully explained before channeling his inner Julie Andrews with a “Sound of Music” parody: “Obamacaaare is not apartheeeeeid!”

Check out the clip above to see Stewart lay into the reactions to Mandela’s death.

 

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Newt Gingrich To Conservatives: ‘What Would You Have Done?’

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I don’t often view Newt Gingrich in a favorable light, but this time is an exception…

The AtlanticTa-Nehisi Coates

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Sunday he was “very surprised” at people who were critical of his decision to praise Nelson Mandela this week, standing by his admiration for Mandela’s “very long, deep commitment to freedom.”

On Thursday, upon hearing of the former South African president’s death, Gingrich put up a post on Facebook, expressing his condolences.

“President Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest leaders of our lifetime,” he wrote. “When he visited the Congress I was deeply impressed with the charisma and the calmness with which he could dominate a room. It was as if the rest of us grew smaller and he grew stronger and more dominant the longer the meeting continued.”

Gingrich’s statement, however, was met with backlash from many of his followers.

“Newt, I was rooting for you to win the primaries and become the next president; please tell me your joking!! Mandela was a commie murderer!!” read one comment that was popular with other users.

“You’re forgetting Mandela’s extreme racism! There are YouTubes of Mandela singing songs about murdering the white man. I spit on his grave….,” read another.

When asked about the criticism in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Gingrich replied, “I was very surprised by it. [My wife] Callista posted my statement on her Facebook page and was amazed at some of the intensity — some of whom came back three, four and five times repeating how angry they were.”

In response, on Saturday, Gingrich put out a new statement and video to his supporters, challenging critics to put themselves in Mandela’s shoes.

“I was surprised by the hostility and vehemence of some of the people who reacted to me saying a kind word about a unique historic figure,” he said. “So let me say to those conservatives who don’t want to honor Nelson Mandela, what would you have done?”

Responding to conservatives who dismiss Mandela as a communist, Gingrich added, “Actually Mandela was raised in a Methodist school, was a devout Christian, turned to communism in desperation only after South Africa was taken over by anextraordinarily racist government determined to eliminate all rights for blacks.”

As Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Atlantic pointed out, Gingrich’s support for Mandela is not new or an attempt to rewrite history.

“Newt Gingrich was among a cadre of conservatives who opposed the mainstream conservative stance on Apartheid and ultimately helped override Reagan’s unconscionable veto of sanctions,” he wrote, adding, “When Gingrich compliments Mandela on his presidency he doesn’t do so within the context of alleged African pathologies, but within the context of countries throughout the world. It’s a textbook lessons in ‘How not to be racist,’ which is to say it is a textbook lesson in how to talk about Nelson Mandela as though he were a human being.”

Watch Gingrich’s video:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also encountered a fair amount of vitriol last week when he honored Mandela in a Facebook post, writing, “Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe… Because of his epic fight against injustice, an entire nation is now free.”

When CNN host Candy Crowley asked Gingrich if he believed his and Cruz’s critics were fellow conservatives, the former House speaker said they were people who bought into “a rationale that defined everybody who was in any way in rebellion against the established system in the third world as anti-American.”

 

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10 things you need to know today: December 7, 2013

A storm ice-locked Texas on Friday.  

A storm ice-locked Texas on Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Week

Unemployment drops, a deadly ice storm pummels the South, and more

1. Obamas to travel to South Africa next week
The first couple will visit South Africa next week to attend memorial services for Nelson Mandela. A tribute is scheduled for December 10, and the funeral will be held on December 15 in Mandela’s home town of Qunu. [Politico]

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2. Unemployment falls to lowest level in five years
A new jobs report revealed that the economy added 203,000 jobs in November. The unemployment rate fell from 7.3 to 7.0 percent, the lowest level in five years. Much of the decrease can be attributed to federal employees returning from the shutdown. [Bureau of Labor Statistics]

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3. U.K. outranks U.S. for research quality
When it comes to research, what the U.K. lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. A new report by publishing giant Elsevier reveals the U.K. outpaces the U.S. in research caliber. While the island nation accounts for only 0.9 percent of the global population, it houses 4.1 percent of researchers and 15.9 percent of the world’s most highly cited articles. [The Guardian]

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4. Ice storm leaves hundreds of thousands without power
A deadly storm pummeled the South from Texas up through the Ohio Valley, Arkansas, and Kentucky. Multiple people were reported dead, thousands of flights were canceled, and 267,000 power outages were reported in the Dallas-Fort Worth area alone. [Chicago Tribune]

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5. Robinson Cano leaves Yankees for Mariners
After a seven-season run, 31-year-old Robinson Cano is leaving the Yankees. The former MVP reportedly accepted a $240 million offer to join the Seattle Mariners for 10 years. [New York Times]

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6. Republicans want to terminate emergency unemployment benefits
House Speaker John Boehner cited the November jobs report as evidence that emergency unemployment benefits should not be extended after their December 28 expiration date. The GOP faces staunch opposition from the Democrats and the White House. “As our economy continues to gather steam, now is not the time for Washington to put on the breaks,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. [Talking Points Memo]

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7. HIV returns to men ‘cured’ of the virus
HIV has returned to the two men thought to be cured of the virus by bone marrow transplants. The news suggests that HIV may hide deeper in the body than previously thought, as the men went several weeks without any trace of the virus. [Huffington Post]

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8. Facebook mulls ‘sympathize’ button
Facebook is considering a button for users who want to engage with something a friend shares, but don’t necessarily want to “like” it. The sympathize button would address the awkwardness of responding to negative posts. [Atlantic]

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9. Spotify will launch free mobile streaming
Spotify users will no longer be restricted to desktop streaming. The Sweden-based music company is planning a free mobile version of its app, which was previously only available for a $9.99 monthly fee. This new feature poses a real threat to mobile radio stations like Pandora. [Wall Street Journal]

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10. Majority of stranded whales escape
Pilot whales stranded in the Florida Everglades captivated the nation this week. And while 11 of the 51 did die in the shallows, coast guard officials believe the remainder of the whales escaped back into the sea. [The Guardian]

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Ted Cruz posts Mandela tribute on Facebook. His fans go crazy.

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Ted Cruz answers a question from a television reporter Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Houston. Cruz is running against Democrat Paul Sadler to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx) attribution: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Daily Kos

You’d think a tribute to one of the greatest leaders in modern history would be controversy-free, but no. The statement from Ted Cruz on his Facebook page:

Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all South Africans enjoyed equal liberties he would not leave prison himself, declaring in his autobiography, ‘Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.’ Because of his epic fight against injustice, an entire nation is now free.We mourn his loss and offer our condolences to his family and the people of South Africa.

Cue the crazies. Here is a glimpse at the top-rated comments on the post:

Comments on Ted Cruz Facebook page.

attribution: screenshot from Facebook

 

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Oorah! Marine waitress making hefty donation to Wounded Warriors

Dayna Morales, ex-Marine denied tip – attribution: screenshot from video

I have no doubt that the person who left waitress Dayna Morales a condescending note in lieu of a tip used to sport one of those magnetic “Support the Troops” car stickers.  Granted they didn’t know she was an ex-marine but does that really matter?  She’s a human being first and foremost.   This young lady makes me proud to be on the right side of the LGBTQ issue.

Daily Kos

Last week, Dayna Morales got a nasty surprise after waiting on a couple in a New Jersey bistro:

Dayna Morales, a former Marine and a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, New Jersey, didn’t receive a tip on a $93 order because the patrons didn’t agree with her gay “lifestyle,” reports NBC Southern California.The customer’s homophobia was evident from the moment Morales first approached the table, saying “Oh, I thought you were gonna say your name is Dan. You sure surprised us!”

And in place of a tip, the mother of two crossed through the line and wrote, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”

Morales sent the receipt to “Have a Gay Day” Facebook, writing:

I am THOROUGHLY offended mad pissed off and hurt that THIS is what her kids will grow up learning and that I served in the Marines to keep ignorant people like them free. Sorry lady but I don’t agree with YOUR lifestyle and the way you’re raising your kids but you didn’t see me throwing that in your face and giving you shitty service. Keep your damn mouth shut and pray we never cross paths again.<

Donations supporting Dayna soon came pouring in, both online and in person. Showing the kind of character that drove her to become a Marine in the first place, Dayna Morales has announced she will be donating it all to the Wounded Warriors Project:

Morales said the support from customers and even non-customers dropping by to donate the amount of the tip for the original check has already topped $2,000 and is still coming in. The money will go to the Wounded Warrior project, which helps severely injured veterans. Morales’ employer has decided to match every donation to the cause.

You can see a brief interview with Dayna Morales here:

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