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Like Senator Craig, I Deny That I Am Gay

Senator Larry Craig of Idaho denies that he is gay despite some evidence to the contrary.

I also deny that I am gay. The difference between myself and Senator Craig is that I’m telling the truth. Another difference is that if I were gay, I’d tell you.

The final difference is that no matter what, I would not use a career in so-called public service to deny other human beings the basic rights of our nation as Senator Craig has done with his career.   

Update—Click here for picture of public toilet in Ancient Rome. 

August 29, 2007 Posted by | Politics | 10 Comments

Tip Server Time-And-A-Half On Labor Day

It’s simple enough—If you eat out on Labor Day, which is next Monday, tip your server the same time-and-a-half you would expect for working a holiday.  A 15% tip would be 22.5%.

You can use the calculator in your cell phone to figure it out or you can just round it up to 25%.

I normally tip at around 20%. So if I eat out on Labor Day I’m going to tip 30%. If you want services on a holiday you should be willing to pay the fair rate.

If you go to the convenience store, buy the clerk a scratch-off ticket and thank him or her for working the holiday.   

Whoever helps you on a holiday, most especially a holiday for working people, should get at least a thank you.

Here is a link to the Service Employees International Union.

Here is a link to the history of Labor Day.

August 29, 2007 Posted by | Tip Your Waiter Time-And-A-Half On Holidays | 2 Comments