Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > The Mud Box

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 06-01-2016, 03:02 PM   #1
Lazarus
Texas Tile Contractor
 
Lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Posts: 8,271
Chick-Fil-A on Memorial Day....

One reason why I'll give them my business....A real Class Act.

http://www.westernjournalism.com/ala...-is-all-about/
__________________
Laz...

“I came, I saw, she conquered."
The original Latin seems to have been garbled.”
Lazarus is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 06-01-2016, 04:59 PM   #2
sycamorebob
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Muscle Shoals AL
Posts: 172
Thanks
__________________
Patrick
sycamorebob is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-01-2016, 06:19 PM   #3
Eschbach
Tile Contractor-Virginia
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Richmond Virginia
Posts: 534
A fantastic gesture.People do not realize what the day really means
__________________
Brian
www.eschbachrenovations.com

Virginia Installer of Schluter Kerdi and Kerdi Board Waterproof Showers

Excellence is no accident
Eschbach is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-02-2016, 10:29 AM   #4
Bodie Powers
Retired cabinet maker/remodeler
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Three Rivers, Oregon
Posts: 1,377
The only way to honor veterans is to stop creating them. American imperialist aggression is causing the death, maiming, and displacement of millions of innocents including members of the American military. You want to honor America's best? Stop sending them off to fight illegal wars. Stop the American Killing Machine. Stop it. Our illegal unprovoked wars on sovereign nations violate our Constitution as well as international law. Our leaders are war criminals and as long as they have the support of the public we are complicit in their crimes.
__________________
Bodie
Bodie Powers is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-02-2016, 11:00 AM   #5
Peerless Tile
Tile Contractor
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Columbia,SC
Posts: 1,220
So that's what we tell the families of the men who died on the USS Arizona and at Pearl Harbor. Bodie, you should be ashamed to have opened your mouth in regards to the topic.
__________________
SC Greg
Peerless Tile is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-02-2016, 11:24 AM   #6
Kman
Moderator
 
Kman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NW Arkansas, Ozark Mountains
Posts: 11,750
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bodie
The only way to honor veterans is to stop creating them.

That would be a nice way to honor them, Bodie, but it's certainly not the only way.
__________________
Kevin

The top ten reasons to procrastinate:

1.
Kman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-02-2016, 09:35 PM   #7
Tool Guy - Kg
Moderator -- Wisconsin Kitchen & Bath Remodeler
 
Tool Guy - Kg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oak Creek, WI
Posts: 22,407
Good on Chick-Fil-A. I'm sure their gesture touched a lot of folks.

I wouldn't mind if we had a few more businesses like them.
__________________
Tonto Goldstein... but my friends call me Bubba

Help an awesome summer camp!
Tool Guy - Kg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-03-2016, 01:09 AM   #8
Bodie Powers
Retired cabinet maker/remodeler
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Three Rivers, Oregon
Posts: 1,377
Greg, I'd tell the families of those killed at Pearl that I equate the current imperialist American government to the Japanese imperial government that launched the Dec 7 unprovoked attacks on a sovereign nation. And I'd ask those families that to honor their dead they demand their government stop launching illegal wars on sovereign nations that kill, maim and displace millions of innocents.
__________________
Bodie
Bodie Powers is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-03-2016, 02:37 AM   #9
Peerless Tile
Tile Contractor
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Columbia,SC
Posts: 1,220
Im sure a sincere and heartfelt "sorry for you loss, your loved one gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend my rights and the others of this country, thank you" would be better received.
__________________
SC Greg
Peerless Tile is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-03-2016, 11:24 AM   #10
Bodie Powers
Retired cabinet maker/remodeler
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Three Rivers, Oregon
Posts: 1,377
Greg, struggling with the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one is a deeply personal experience, and offering heartfelt condolences and support is what decent humans do for each other. I find it self indulgent, shallow and inappropriate however to offer "thanks" to relatives of someone killed regardless of the circumstances. Offering your "heartfelt gratitude" may make you feel better, and perhaps make it easier for you to rationalize the death, but I doubt the surviving loved ones will find it useful in their grieving.

During my lifetime, many Americans have shed blood on foreign soil through acts of US aggression, often in violation of the Constitution and international law, often attacking sovereign nations, and not in defense of liberty but to protect our economic and strategic interests abroad. America has transitioned from a republic to an imperialist war mongering nation.

The real tragedy is that the American military dead of the past 5 decades did not die in the defense of yours and my liberty. They were the expendable fodder of a military industrial complex that has turned our once great country into a war mongering killing machine. I think it's time to lay down your little flags and stop pretending our loved ones gave their lives for anything more than the financial gain of American imperialistic capitalism.
__________________
Bodie
Bodie Powers is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-03-2016, 12:12 PM   #11
Kman
Moderator
 
Kman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NW Arkansas, Ozark Mountains
Posts: 11,750
And Chick-fil-a chose, in their own way, to say "Thanks" to those who gave their lives. Let's leave it at that, and save the debate about the validity of those wars for another thread.
__________________
Kevin

The top ten reasons to procrastinate:

1.
Kman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-03-2016, 12:13 PM   #12
cx
Moderator emeritus
 
cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boerne, Texas
Posts: 91,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bodie
During my lifetime, many Americans have shed blood on foreign soil through acts of US aggression, often in violation of the Constitution and international law, often attacking sovereign nations, and not in defense of liberty but to protect our economic and strategic interests abroad. America has transitioned from a republic to an imperialist war mongering nation.

The real tragedy is that the American military dead of the past 5 decades did not die in the defense of yours and my liberty. They were the expendable fodder of a military industrial complex that has turned our once great country into a war mongering killing machine. I think it's time to lay down your little flags and stop pretending our loved ones gave their lives for anything more than the financial gain of American imperialistic capitalism.
Don't always agree with Bodie, but I gotta agree with him on that. And "during my lifetime" covers a good bit of ground.
__________________
CX

Y'ALL NEW VISITORS READ THIS HERE!
cx is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-03-2016, 12:44 PM   #13
jvcstone
Stone Carver
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: woods of North Texas
Posts: 1,827
only the past 50 years??? here is an excerpt from a speech given in 1933 by marine corp general Smedley Butler:

http://fas.org/man/smedley.htm

Quote:
It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
JVC
__________________
Come visit me at www.hunkerdownranch.com

-- John VanCamp
we should not accept something as true until it has been officially denied!
jvcstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-04-2016, 05:11 AM   #14
jgleason
Retired Moderator - Theatre Guy (and computers)
 
jgleason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Weare, NH
Posts: 8,883
Retire to Costa Rica. Their constitution has prohibited a standing military force since 1949. They seem to get along just fine without it. Nice place too.
jgleason is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-05-2016, 06:53 PM   #15
TileArt1
Fort Collins, Colorado Tile & Stone Contractor
 
TileArt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 2,733
Yes, GREAT military strategy, as long as you have someone else's military to rely upon... (Bold is mine, in case you skimmed over it... )


"Costa Rica maintains its military-free status and does not command any military units or house any war weapons. However, the country does maintain alliances with other countries, such as the United States, that can be expected assist in the event of war within Costa Rica."

http://qcostarica.com/costa-ricas-mi...ts-costa-rica/
__________________
Roger (The FloorElf)

<img src=http://www.johnbridge.com/images/mod/jmg/TileArt1.png border=0 alt= />

Custom Tile & Stone installation
Fort Collins, Colorado

CTEF Certified Tile Installer #847

Social dysfunction can be traced to the abandonment of reason
TileArt1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chick-fil-A bathroomremodeler The Mud Box 94 08-18-2012 01:10 PM
chick vs builder- professional advice needed whitecar Tile Forum/Advice Board 62 02-05-2011 10:45 PM
Chick Question smee Professionals' Hangout 15 08-31-2004 05:42 AM
Memorial Day John Bridge The Mud Box 4 05-26-2003 03:56 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 AM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC