TEACHER KRISTIN MINK INTERRUPTED EPA SEC. SCOTT PRUITT DINNER TO READ HER CLIMATE CHANGE SPEECH: ‘I URGE YOU TO RESIGN’…HUH?
- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was confronted while eating at the Teaism restaurant Monday
- Teacher Kristin Mink, who was with her son, 2, said: ‘I urge you to resign, because of what you’re doing to the environment in our country’
- ‘We deserve to have some in the EPA who actually does protect our environment. Who believes in climate change and takes it seriously for the benefit of all of us, including our children.
( Daily Mail ) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt became the latest member of the Trump administration to face an angry showdown with a member of the public over the president’s divisive policies.
Pruitt was dining with a friend at Teaism restaurant in Washington DC on Monday, when he was confronted by local teacher who urged him to resign over the reported irreparable damage he is causing to the environment.
Walking over with her two-year-old son in her arms, Kristin Mink told Pruitt: ‘This is my son, he loves animals, he loves clean air, he loves clean water.’
She mentioned the politician’s $50 a night apartment deal with an energy lobbying firm and his plan to roll back vehicle emissions standards.
‘We deserve to have some in the EPA who actually does protect our environment. Who believes in climate change and takes it seriously for the benefit of all of us, including our children.
‘I just wanted to urge you to resign, because of what you’re doing to the environment in our country… before your scandals push you out,’ she added.
Pruitt, who remained mute during the entire confrontation, and his associate reportedly immediately then got up and left the restaurant.
His spokesman insists that Pruitt didn’t leave because of Mink, but that he simply had to go back to the EPA for a briefing.
Read more: A speechless Scott Pruitt is accosted in a DC restaurant by a mom holding her young son, who accuses the EPA chief of ruining the environment – just weeks after Sarah Sanders was booted out of an eatery for working for Trump
DARIN HODGE: FIRED RESTAURANT MANAGER UNREPENTANT, REFUSED SERVICE TO MAGA HAT WEARING CUSTOMER: ‘Absolutely no regrets’
- A man wearing one of the U.S. president’s “Make America Great Again” hats was refused service at the Teahouse in Stanley Park on Tuesday by Darin Hodge.
- Fired restaurant manager Darin Hodge: ‘Absolutely no regrets. I stand by my decision. The MAGA hat has come to symbolize racism, bigotry, Islamophobia, misogyny, white supremacy, [and] homophobia.”
( CBC News ) The manager of a popular Vancouver tourist restaurant has been fired after refusing service to a supporter of Donald Trump.
A man wearing one of the U.S. president’s “Make America Great Again” hats was refused service at the Teahouse in Stanley Park on Tuesday by Darin Hodge.
According to the restaurant’s general manager, the man was seated on the patio that evening when Hodge, the floor manager at the time, confronted him.
“[He] took over the table and requested that he take the hat off,” said Andy Crimp.
“[The customer] said he had a right to wear it. [Hodge] said if you don’t take the hat off, we won’t serve you. And the man left.”
The Sequoia Company, which runs the restaurant, says Hodge was fired for not following its “philosophy of tolerance.”
He had worked at the restaurant for about 18 months, according to staff.
‘Absolutely no regrets’
Hodge was unapologetic in a statement to CBC News.
“I stand by my decision,” he wrote via Facebook. “The MAGA hat has come to symbolize racism, bigotry, Islamophobia, misogyny, white supremacy, [and] homophobia.”
“As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest’s choice of headwear while in my former place of work. Absolutely no regrets,” he added.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were kicked out of Red Hen restaurant by its Trump-hating owner Friday night. Red Hen is located in Lexington, Virginia.
Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for
@POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so
Response from former WH Press Secretary Ari Fleischer :
I guess we’re heading into an America with Democrat-only restaurants, which will lead to Republican-only restaurants. Do the fools who threw Sarah out, and the people who cheer them on, really want us to be that kind of country?
( Fox News ) Secret Santas across the country are making headlines not just for their serious restaurant tips, but for how that generosity is truly brightening the season for countless families.
On Dec. 17, Trisha Murphy of Ellsworth, Maine, was floored to find a $500 tip on a $38 bill. The single mother of four works up to 60 hours a week at Denny’s in addition to attending nursing school part time, and that morning she had the misfortune of having her car towed, to the tune of a $735 bill, according to CBS News.
Similar stories of holiday cheer have unfolded in recent days in Virginia and Arizona. On Dec. 15, waitress Liz Heron of Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in Herndon found a $1,010 tip on a $125 lunch bill. Left by do-gooders who call themselves the “Tip Bombers,” the anonymous crew has a tradition of leaving a major gratuity at a randomly selected restaurant each year
An in Scottsdale, Ariz. staffers at the 5 & Diner were stunned to discover a whopping $2,000 tip on a $17.23 breakfast bill. WSMV reported that the unidentified customer made just one request — “Please split with the whole staff. Merry Christmas!”
- “When it comes to generous tipping, Republicans definitely beat Democrats,” Creditcard.com senior industry analyst Matt Schulz told Fox Business.
( Daily Wire ) According to a study conducted last month by Creditcard.com, Republican men from the Northeast are among the best tippers, ironically, yet unsurprisingly, tipping better than liberal do-gooders.
The study, running a survey via the Princeton Survey Research Associates International, “examined tipping behavior at restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and hair salons. It sampled 1,002 adults who used cash, credit or debit cards,” notes CNBC.
Republican men dining at a restaurant were found to have tipped a median of 20%, as opposed to Southern Democrats who tipped at a 15% median. Women also averaged on the stingy side, tipping a median of 16%.
“When it comes to generous tipping, Republicans definitely beat Democrats,” Creditcard.com senior industry analyst Matt Schulz told Fox Business. “Fifty-nine percent of Republicans say their typical restaurant tip exceeds 15%, while just 46% of Democrats say the same. Democrats are also more likely than their GOP counterparts to say that they never tip hotel housekeepers, hair stylists/barbers and coffee shop baristas.”
Though there were some significant differences connected to one’s politics, the study found that tipping mostly aligned with income level.