Posts Tagged ‘McDonalds’

Politicians Giving Rodeo Clowns A Bad Name

August 15, 2013

A House Republican has decided to stoke the fires of a recent controversy by inviting the rodeo clown who wore a mask of President Barack Obama to appear in his state.

The Missouri State Fair drew heavy criticism recently for its decision to feature a rodeo clown wearing a President Obama mask. What really seemed to upset people was the crowd reaction to the Obama rodeo clown, as he encouraged a bull to chase him. The strong reaction prompted the state fair to ban the Obama mask-wearing clown from future events.

However in a statement released Wednesday, Texas Republican Steve Stockman said, any rodeo in his state would be proud to have the banned clown perform. “Liberals want to bronco bust dissent. But Texans value speech, even if its speech they don’t agree with,” Stockman said. “From Molly Ivins to Louie Gohmert and every opinion between, Texans value free and open political speech.”

Politicians actually giving clowns a bad name in many different ways.




Federal Government Producing More Low Wage Jobs Than Walmart and McDonalds Put Together

May 14, 2013

The federal government is better at creating low-paying jobs than Wal-Mart and McDonald’s combined, according to a new report. A study released earlier this month from the public policy group Demos states that through various forms of government funding in the private sector, nearly two million people are making $12 an hour or less. The number of workers at Wal-Mart and McDonald’s together at $12 an hour or less is currently around 1.5 million.

More federal employees living with low pay jobs than Walmart and McDonalds combined..



Mars Rover Launched Nov 26, 2011 Scheduled To Land On Sunday, Scientists Excited About Their Road Trip

August 3, 2012

NASA’s next Mars rover is due to land in just a few days, and the huge robot’s handlers can hardly wait.

The 1-ton Curiosity rover, the heart of NASA’s $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, is slated to touch down inside the Red Planet’s Gale Crater on Sunday night (Aug. 5). Excitement about the big event is building among the MSL team, many of whom have been working on the mission for five years or more.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have the chance to land this spacecraft on the surface on Mars,” MSL chief scientist John Grotzinger, of Caltech in Pasadena, said in a press briefing today (Aug. 2). NASA officials, are confident that it will work, and that the car-size robot will soon begin its Red Planet rovings.

Mars scientist excited about their road trip..






Romney Hammered For Concerns Regarding Security, Eye View Finds Largest McDonalds In The World More Disconcerting

July 27, 2012

LONDON—On day three of his overseas tour, Mitt Romney woke up to unfriendly headlines from the British media, who continue to trash him for telling NBC News that he found preparations for the Olympics here “disconcerting.”

“Mitt the Twit,” declared The Sun tabloid, condemning Romney as a “wannabe president.”

The Independent headlined their take on Romney’s trip, “Romneyshambles”—accusing him of not only committing a diplomatic gaffe but later “the cardinal sin of U.S. politics, flip-flopping” on his criticism.

Romney hammered for using word disconcerting and security.  Failed to mention disconcerting and  that the Largest McDonalds in the World.




Obama Scolds Tobacco Companies For Fighting Graphic Labels On Packaging,Obama Planning New Warning Labels

November 17, 2011

President Barack Obama — pronounced tobacco-free in his latest medical checkup — has tough words for cigarette makers.

Some tobacco companies, he says in a new White House web video, are fighting new cigarette warning labels because “they don’t want to be honest about the consequences.”

The video, provided to The Associated Press in advance of its release, observes Thursday’s 36th “Great American Smokeout” by the American Cancer Society.Obama says the country has made progress in reducing the number of Americans who smoke but notes that 46 million are still addicted.”The fact is, quitting smoking is hard,” he says. “Believe me, I know.

Though I am considering requiring warning label  pictures on other products.

Worlds Largest McDonalds Scheduled for Olympic Games in London Ready to Stick the Landing

July 22, 2011

McDonald’s is certainly taking the Olympic motto to heart by building its largest restaurant ever for the 2012 Summer Games in London. The 32,000 square foot monstrosity is just one of four new locations the burger giant will use to serve the sports-loving fans who flock to the city. The restaurant expects to serve a mound of fast food over the nearly month-long Games. Early projections include 50,000 Big Macs, more than 100,000 portions of fries and 30,000 milkshakes.

But British health officials don’t think there’s anything happy about these meals.

“Given the huge public health issues of childhood obesity,” said parliament health committee member Grahame Morris in a statement, “it is legitimate to question whether having the world’s biggest McDonald’s at the Olympic Park is sending an appropriate message to our young people.”

McDonalds responds saying there is a little McDonalds in everyone..

Older Workers Now Working As Interns, Food Folks And Fun

July 1, 2011

Elizabeth Romanaux puts a brave face on working as an intern at the age of 55.

A media relations manager until she joined the millions of unemployed Americans two years ago, Romanaux spent the spring building contact lists and fetching lunches as she tried to keep alive her chances of resuming full employment.

“You have to suck it up sometimes and do what a 17-year-old would happily do and be happy about it,” she said of her recent stint with a public relations firm in New Jersey.

Once the domain of high school and college students, internships are more common among older Americans who are struggling to find jobs and keep their skills up to date in the worst labor market in decades.

Keeping a good atitude food, folks and fun..

With The Wife Out Of Town Obama Brings The Team Snacks

February 19, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama is on “a private family trip” in Colorado where she is skiing with daughters Sasha and Malia, according to an administration official.

“The First Lady and several close friends are  chaperoning their children on a ski trip,” the official told the press pool reporter who is following President Obama today.

Reports coming out of Colorado say she arrived Friday night and is staying at the Sebastian Hotel on Vail Mountain. Rooms start at $605 per night for a room with two queen beds and head north of $2,000 for multi-bedroom suites.

The trip to Vail, which almost certainly requires use of a large Air Force jet, would likely be much more expensive for taxpayers than a shorter journey by chopper or motorcade to a resort near Washington. Mrs. Obama will likely pay for a portion of her trip, but many costs of a first lady’s travel are borne by taxpayers.

President Obama today went to serve as the “parent coach” for for Sasha’s basketball team, even though Sasha was not there.

With the wife out of town Obama got to bring the team snacks..


Eye View Food, How A McRib Sandwich Can Change Your Life, It’s A Festivus Miracle

December 23, 2010

A McRib value meal has changed a life.

When Wisconsin man Jonathan Kehoe ordered one — he won a $1 million prize from the fast food chain’s Monopoly themed sweepstakes.

Like many Americans, Kehoe was down on his luck, out of work for 18 months and running out of options. He had no idea when he pulled into the drive-thru that things were about to change.

Its a Festivus miracle..


CBS Uncovers The Threat of Food As Terrorist Weapon,Construction Blueprints Uncovered

December 21, 2010

 In this exclusive story, CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports the latest terror attack to America involves the possible use of poisons – simultaneous attacks targeting hotels and restaurants at many locations over a single weekend.

A key Intelligence source has confirmed the threat as “credible.” Department of Homeland Security officials, along with members of the Department of Agriculture and the FDA, have briefed a small group of corporate security officers from the hotel and restaurant industries about it. 
“We operate under the premise that individuals prepared to carry out terrorist acts are in this country,” said Dec. of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Dec. 6, 2010.

The plot uncovered earlier this year is said to involve the use of two poisons – ricin and cyanide – slipped into salad bars and buffets.

Currently the McRib also appears to present a national security risk..Authorities have uncovered McRib construction blueprints..