Daily Archives: October 13, 2011

Restaurant refuses to fly American flag – Gets a phone call from me

I’m real particular about eating Italian food in restaurants. In fact, there’s only one that I’ve tried and liked – Macaroni Grill.

I have never eaten in an Olive Garden and now, I never will. There is more at the Blaze with video that you should watch also.

An American flag in an American restaurant will “disrupt” diners? Not flying it has really “disrupted” me.

Here’s their address and number if you feel inclined to complain like I have:

Olive Garden Corporate Office | Headquarters
1000 Darden Center Dr. Orlando, FL 32809
(407)245-4000

As if there’s not enough evil in the world

Earlier this year, South African townships were rocked by incidents of necklacing – mob-justice punishment in which tyres [tires] are forced over victims’ shoulders and set alight. Is this notorious form of killing from the 1980s in danger of making a comeback?

Angelina Maholwana, 74, felt that justice was being done as she watched two young men burn to death.

Tyres [tires] had been forced over their shoulders, doused in petrol and set alight.

She had just identified Mabhutana Siwisa, 19, and Mloza Gqomfa, 20, as the men who had broken into her home, killed her son, tried to sexually assault her and stolen their belongings.

It was the second incident of necklacing in one month, in New Brighton township, in the industrial city of Port Elizabeth.

The practice dates back to the 1980s, when it became the punishment of choice among supporters of the African National Congress (ANC) for alleged collaborators with the apartheid regime – though the ANC leadership said it did not condone it.

Read the rest of the story here.