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About that Popeye's restaurant which fired the pregnant employee

The franchise owner of the Popeye's in question is Z&H Foods Inc., of Houston, Texas.

They were sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2014 for failing to respond to an administrative subpoena pursuant to an investigation of their employment practices:



4. The Respondent is an employer doing business in the State of Texas,
with a Popeye’s facility at 3103 FM 1960, in Humble, Texas.

5. On May 6, 2014, pursuant to its authority under 29 U.S.C. § 161 (incorporated in
Section 710 of Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-9, which, in turn, is incorporated in Section 107(a)
of the ADA, 42 U.S.C. §12117(a)), the EEOC issued to the Respondent Subpoena No.
HU-A14-39, which was duly served on the Respondent.

6. Subpoena No. HU-A14-39 required the Respondent to produce information
needed as part of the EEOC’s investigation of a charge of unlawful employ
ment practices, Charge No. 460-2014-00470, which has been filed against the Respondent.

7. The Respondent has not filed a petition to revoke or modify the Subpoena.

8. The Respondent has refused to comply with Subpoena No. HU-A14-39.

The proceedings appear to have been served on the following individual:

Z&H Foods, Inc.
Shoukat Dhanani
4415 Highway 6
Sugarland, TX 77478

A real peach that guy is.

Be sure to say hello to him on Facebook, for those of you that use it:


In Florida Man's Defense (the tree guy)

Who could resist the heady mix of Anita Bryant's overpoweringly wholesome sexual excitement and a great source of vitamin C?


If the Supreme Court Upholds Marriage Equality...

The thing that will be a real wonder to observe will be everyone from Pat Robertson to Rick Santorum to Mike Hucksterbee and the whole lot of them just go on a wild spree of having sex with dogs, cats, armadillos, etc.; sexually assaulting inanimate objects; and engaging in the most bizarre public acts of sexual perversion imaginable; because - now think about it - you take note of every dire consequence that they've come up with over the years, and it dawns on me now that they've been putting together a twisted "bucket list" of things to do as soon as they hear the ruling.

Hillary Clinton Turned Me Into A Newt!

And, no, I did NOT "get better"!

Question about tasers...

I've never handled one, so I have no clue on their operation other than there is an HV induction circuit attached by long thin wires to two barbs that shoot out.

After a taser is fired, how do you get the wires and barbs back into the taser?

Are they expendable parts, or do you re-load them?

Are there two cops in the video?

I've only seen what was shown on Chris Hayes.

When the object is dropped by the shooter next to the body, it seems there is another cop standing right there as he drops it.

On Hayes' show, the area of the object being dropped is enhanced, and the remainder of the shot is blurred out.

It looks like there is anothe cop standing right there.

Where is the other cop now, and why is that cop not being charged? The object - presumably the taser - is dropped right in front of that other cop.

Along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

Part of today's ride...


Along the Canal, Easter Sunday 2015


For the spring classics... A cobbled climb

"Monkey Hill" in Wilmington, DE

Hey, nitwits, you want a religious freedom act?

Try this one on for size:

Whereas Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the Holy author of our religion, who being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as it was in his Almighty power to do; that the impious presumption of legislators and rulers, civil as well as ecclesiastical, who being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavouring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time; that to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical; that even the forcing him to support this or that teacher of his own religious persuasion, is depriving him of the comfortable liberty of giving his contributions to the particular pastor, whose morals he would make his pattern, and whose powers he feels most persuasive to righteousness, and is withdrawing from the ministry those temporary rewards, which proceeding from an approbation of their personal conduct, are an additional incitement to earnest and unremitting labours for the instruction of mankind; that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry; that therefore the proscribing any citizen as unworthy the public confidence by laying upon him an incapacity of being called to offices of trust and emolument, unless he profess or renounce this or that religious opinion, is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advantages to which in common with his fellow-citizens he has a natural right; that it tends only to corrupt the principles of that religion it is meant to encourage, by bribing with a monopoly of worldly honours and emoluments, those who will externally profess and conform to it; that though indeed these are criminal who do not withstand such temptation, yet neither are those innocent who lay the bait in their way; that to suffer the civil magistrate to intrude his powers into the field of opinion, and to restrain the profession or propagation of principles on supposition of their ill tendency, is a dangerous fallacy, which at once destroys all religious liberty, because he being of course judge of that tendency will make his opinions the rule of judgment, and approve or condemn the sentiments of others only as they shall square with or differ from his own; that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.

And though we well know that this assembly elected by the people for the ordinary purposes of legislation only, have no power to restrain the acts of succeeding assemblies, constituted with powers equal to our own, and that therefore to declare this act to be irrevocable would be of no effect in law; yet we are free to declare, and do declare, that the rights hereby asserted are of the natural rights of mankind, and that if any act shall be hereafter passed to repeal the present, or to narrow its operation, such act shall be an infringement of natural right.
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