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Domino’s Pizza Delivery Man Merited $5 Tip For Working On Cold Night—Picture Of A Pizza As The Sun

This evening I ordered a Domino’s Pizza.

( Above–What it would be like if we got our light and heat on the Earth from a giant sky pizza instead of the sun.)

I don’t know the phone number for Papa John’s. And the last time I ordered from some local place it sucked. There was a Domino’s magnet I had gotten in the mail right on top of my refrigerator. It was all so easy. I ordered Domino’s.

When you call Domino’s you get an automated deal that asks you a bunch of questions. You are given the option to speak to a “Domino’s Team Member” if you would rather go that route. That is always just what I do. If everything is automated, how will anybody have a job?   

I ordered the pizza and the man came within the appointed 30 minutes. I would rather he drive safely than get here within 30 minutes.

My total was $14.52. I had a $20 and tipped him the $5.48. What the hell. Delivering pizza on a 40 degree night is lousy work. The guy is friendly. I remembered him from the last time I ordered a pizza. 

Even in hard times–especially in hard times– we’ve got to help people stay employed and help people earn a buck.

(Blogger’s note–A comment was left on the first version of this post by Tim McIntyre of Domino’s Pizza stating that conservative activist Tom Monaghan no longer owns Domino’s. This was an error on my part. If you have not reached this post directly, Mr. McIntyre’s comment can be read by clicking the comments link at the bottom of the post. Though he does not identify his title,  Mr. McIntyre is Vice President of Corporate Communications at Domino’s.

I apologize for the mistake.  

I will note that in his reply to my post, Mr. McIntyre did not address safety issues involved with the 30 minute delivery policy. This may be because the 30 minute delivery claim, while still advertised, is in fact no longer in effect.  Some might see the ads as misleading.  As for political donations, according to the most recent information, the Domino’s Pizza Political Action Committee was in 2008 a minor donor to Republican Congressional candidates in its home state of Michigan.  Domino’s CEO and Chair David Brandon is a consistent donor to the Republican Party and individual Republican candidates. That is his right as it was Mr. Monaghan’s right to donate to conservative causes with the money he made at Domino’s

Mr. McIntyre is, I’d suggest, somewhat of the mark when he states that Domino’s never donated money on either side of the pro-choice/pro life debate as I implied in the first version of this post. The company itself may never have of done so, but Mr. Monaghan was clearly and correctly identified with Domino’s Pizza at one point and at least some portion of the money he was earning to make the big donations came from Domino’s. 

At the bottom line, however, I should have confirmed that Mr. Monaghan was still at Domino’s. He no longer runs the operation and is not on the board of directors. I thank Mr. McIntyre for the correction.)  

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , | 8 Comments

Top Texas Blogger Now America’s Most Beloved Published Author


Already the leading political blogger in Texas (Note–This view is not shared by anyone else.), I’m now also America’s most beloved published author.

Cincinnati’s Aurore Press has released Stories for Shorty: A Collection of Recollections from the Jockey Club 1982-1988. This book details the famous Jockey Club in Newport, Kentucky. The Jockey Club (photo above.) was at one point the finest punk rock club in the United States.

The book is a series of reminiscences by patrons of the Jockey Club and by the members of the bands that played there.  My contribution to the book is on pages 188 and 189. I’m now a published author.

On this past November 22, a book release party and Jockey Club reunion concert was held at the Southgate House in Newport, Kentucky.  I was lucky enough to be in Cincinnati for the concert. Northern Kentucky University Professor Ken Katkin, a leading academic in the Cincinnati area,  has written a review of the show that you can read by clicking this link. Mr. Katkin is a professor of constitutional law at NKU. 

Also, please allow me to note that Cincinnati punk legend Robert (Jughead) Sturdevant of SS-20, will be talking up his new Aurore Press release ” A Pardon’s Prism”  at the Mount Washington Creamy Whip and Bakery at 2069 Beechmont Avenue in Cincinnati. This limited release chapter book discusses the history of presidential pardons. The event will be Saturday, December 27 at 8 PM.

It is great to have old friends that we can see from time to time and keep in touch with over the years.

It is also great to be the leading political blogger in all Texas and to be America’s most beloved published author. What will really be great is if someday I can make my first dollar off of these distinctions. If you’d like to send me that dollar please leave a comment here and I’ll get back to you.

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments