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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh god, I love Papa Murphy's pizza. The garlic chicken pizza is the best. We only do pizza hut really for their pizza buffet on Wednesday nights. Domino's did get pretty awesome after they fixed everything a couple years ago. I remember seeing the commercials about them changing and I was like, "Yeeahh right." Until of course we ordered it and it was pretty good. Then our Domino's closed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Papa Murphy's gourmet veggie is pretty bomb. Especially if you get some smoked gouda and grate a little on top to add that smoky flavor.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alas, you poor Americans don't get Panago. If you ever come to Canada and you feel like pizza, try it.

Papa Murphy's is pretty great too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know guys the whole point of that story was that they chose a national chain they could eat at anywhere anytime over experiencing the local cuisine...and now you all have made me want to go get pizza for lunch. and the only pizza i can get here is really thin crust with not enough sauce or cheese AND THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE DOOMED ME TO.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sooo the food network has dropped paula deen - they haven't said why, so not clear if it was because she failed to show up for a promised interview on the today show, or because she admitted to using racial epithets, making racist jokes, and tolerating pornography in the workplace. one wonders what things are like backstage at the food network, really.

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In the deposition, Ms. Deen said that she had used a racial slur in the past, though not in the restaurant, and that she and her family did not tolerate prejudice. “Bubba and I, neither one of us, care what the color of your skin is” or what gender a person is, she said. “It’s what’s in your heart and in your head that matters to us.”

She also stated that “most jokes” are about Jews, gay people, black people and “rednecks.”

“I can’t, myself, determine what offends another person,” she said.


while it is admirable not to care what color another person's skin is, she appears not to realized that "not tolerating prejudice" goes just a tiny bit farther - including, for example, not making racist jokes. doesn't seem like it would be that hard to figure out that that might be a bit offensive to another person.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
you know guys the whole point of that story was that they chose a national chain they could eat at anywhere anytime over experiencing the local cuisine...and now you all have made me want to go get pizza for lunch. and the only pizza i can get here is really thin crust with not enough sauce or cheese AND THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE DOOMED ME TO.

I live in a big foodie city now, and moved from a smaller foodie city, and occasionally I still find myself wandering into a Starbucks... not often, but sometimes.*



* I used to get coffee from a local place in Bellingham until I found out the owner was anti-gay marriage and so "family values" that he wouldn't even allow alternative newspapers in his stores, and Starbucks is so strongly in support of gay marriage that I was cool with shopping there.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HA! i get my coffee (daily) and my pizza (today) from the extremely local shop that is just downstairs from me where everybody knows my name (or at least my face and my personal favorite coffee beverage).

the pizza was as bad as usual but they had tiramisu which was excellent so it was all ok.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the very least, she said what she did was wrong and she was sorry, so thankfully she didn't try to get by with a wafflepology. But I'm glad they dropped her, whatever the reason.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
HA! i get my coffee (daily) and my pizza (today) from the extremely local shop that is just downstairs from me where everybody knows my name (or at least my face and my personal favorite coffee beverage).

the pizza was as bad as usual but they had tiramisu which was excellent so it was all ok.

You are clearly a better Think Localer than I am. Well, Starbucks is pretty local...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ding, DOMA is unconstitutional!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is so gay
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
Ding, DOMA is unconstitutional!

But only in the appropriate appellate jurisdiction, not nationally.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, the worst case was, "yes it's fine, and also Prop 8 is cool too." So I'll take it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/06/28/high-river-residents-furious-after-rcmp-seize-substantial-number-of-firearms-from-evacuated-homes/

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HIGH RIVER, Alta. — The RCMP revealed Thursday that officers had seized a “substantial” number of firearms from homes in the evacuated town of High River, about 37 kilometres south Calgary.


RCMP enforce a mandatory evacuation, then after everyone's out, they start kicking down doors and seizing guns, 'for safe keeping'. Now they won't let anyone back in. And on top of all that, you need proof of ownership to get the guns back... proof of ownership which has more than likely been sitting in flood water for the last week or so.

There's going to be some miiiiiiighty big insurance claims coming out of this one.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is local, but (at least according to the local radio station) it's gotten national attention.

seems the local school district has included yoga in its health and wellness program for elementary schools.

and a couple of parents sued:
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The plaintiffs contended that Ashtanga yoga is religious in nature and that opting out costs students physical education time. They want the yoga program ended, but did not ask for a financial judgment.


so: it's religious, and they want it stopped for everybody, because their kids will suffer if they just take them out of the program. the suit was actually filed for them by the national center for law and policy:
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According to its website, the nonprofit Christianity-based center focuses on the protection and promotion of religious freedom, the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, parental rights and other civil liberties.


so: they protect religious freedom, as long as that doesn't include teaching kids about any other kind of religion except christianity. even though, you know, the yoga classes weren't actually teaching the kids religion. but i guess learning that would infringe on the parents' religious freedom!

fortunately, the judge ruled against them, but of course, they are going to appeal. no mention of what it is costing the school district to defend against this.
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