I am still trying to figure out why the RNC is still whining about the debates Wednesday night.
They actually cut ties with NBC because of the perceived bias against the poor republicans by that network.
I honestly don't get it. Obviously Ben Carson and company does not understand the meaning of the word debate. In a debate you are supposed to get tough questions and answer them to the satisfaction of the person asking them.
"'We were betrayed,” he (Rance Priebus) said, “and I think the candidates were betrayed by CNBC.”'
Huh? "Betrayed"? These men (and woman) are trying to lead the most powerful country on earth and they can't handle a couple of questions from CNBC moderators? That's not a good look. Hillary hung in for 11 hours while facing down Trey Howdy Gowdy and his faux Benghazi (drink,drink, gulp) hearings. They are lucky Black folks don't care about them, because, like Hillary, they would have had to deal with the Black Lives Matter kids as well.
“It’s not about me and gotcha questions, it’s abut the American people and whether they have the right to actually hear what we think,” Carson insisted.
Ben, we hear what you think, we just can't believe that you are serious.
Finally, I bring you eating while black.
"Elmer's Restaurant told a state investigator that it did not discriminate against an African-American customer by making him prepay for his breakfast, as the customer claims in a lawsuit.
Rather, the Vancouver restaurant told an investigator with the Washington State Human Rights Commission that it made customer Brian Eason prepay for his meal only because he sat in the lounge area, where customers had previously left without paying.
Eason has filed a complaint with the commission stating that two white customers dining in the lounge area hadn't been told to prepay, but the restaurant responded by saying those customers hadn't ordered alcohol while Eason had.
That's all according to a report released Thursday, a day after The Oregonian/OregonLive requested the report and broke news about Eason's lawsuit.
Eason filed a $100,000 racial discrimination lawsuit against the restaurant after the state investigator closed the case without taking any action, finding insufficient evidence to show racism. Investigator Jeremy Page found there was "No Reasonable Cause to conclude that discrimination took place."
Elmer's Restaurants have declined to comment to The Oregonian/OregonLive about the details of the incident.
Mark McDougal, a Portland attorney representing Eason, criticized the investigator's finding and described the restaurant's explanation as a "ridiculous" story conjured up to defend itself.
"It's not believable," McDougal said. "What else are they going to say? They have to come up with some explanation."
Eason filed the complaint in January 2015 after he dined at the Elmer's near the Vancouver Mall on Dec. 16, 2014. Eason told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he got the sense that the investigator who took his complaint wasn't taking him seriously, so he turned to the law firm of Kafoury & McDougal to file a lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday, about two weeks after the state investigator issued his findings.
Eason's lawsuit is reminiscent of complaints in the early 1990s of thousands of black customers nationwide who had accused the Denny's restaurant chain of discriminatory treatment, including demanding prepayment or refusing to serve them. Faced with widespread evidence, Denny's settled in 1994 for $54 million.
For readers who missed Wednesday's story about Eason, here's some background:
Eason had visited the restaurant to find a quiet place to write out Christmas cards to his clients, according to his suit. He is a real-estate agent, as well as a Multnomah County sheriff's deputy.
Eason said after ordering his breakfast and a Bloody Mary, the waitress told him he'd have to prepay because a few people had recently left the restaurant without paying. Eason said he didn't think anything of prepaying, but when he later ordered a second drink and the waitress again said he'd have to prepay, he questioned her more about it.
"I said, 'This is kind of odd that I have to prepay every time I order my food and drink,'" Eason recounted. "She said, 'I think it's discrimination and my boss is here, and she's forcing me to have me do this.'"
Eason told The Oregonian/OregonLive that the waitress was very apologetic. He said he saw another woman he thought might be the manager who appeared to be watching over the waitress.
About 30 minutes after leaving, Eason said he grew to be so bothered by what had transpired that he returned to the restaurant and asked two white customers who were sitting at the table where he had been if they'd also been told to prepay. The customers said no, and Eason got their contact information from them, Eason said.
On Thursday, McDougal said he doesn't believe the distinction that the restaurant made between Eason and the white customers -- that the white customers weren't ordered to prepay because they didn't order alcohol.
If the restaurant wanted to curb theft, asking only customers who sat in the lounge or only customers who ordered alcohol to prepay doesn't make much sense, McDougal said.
"You can order pancakes and walk out," McDougal said. "The idea that people who order drinks are less likely to pay is nonsense."
In the Vancouver Elmer's response to the Human Rights Commission, the restaurant stated there may have been some confusion about its policy of asking customers in the lounge area to prepay, according to the investigator's summary. The restaurant stated the white couple was served by a different waitress, who believed the prepay policy only applied to people who ordered alcohol, according to the investigator's summary. [Source]
*Pic from tripadvisor.com