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How a “Run to The Border” became an EPIC FAIL

Taco Bell FAIL!

It’s a Taco Tuesday TOTALLY EPIC FAIL!
After overcharging me for a Loaded Beef Nachos, screwing up the order twice (the second time after being told how to make it correctly), and giving me a side order I didn’t order, an employee led me to believe they deliberately screwed up my order because I was a ‘”f**king expert” as loud urban music – complete with the “N-Word” – played in the kitchen.

Regular readers already know Taco Bell is one of my guilty pleasures: I’ve been visiting them at least once a week for years, and usually publish my Memeories on Taco Tuesday.

And as a creature of habit I usually get the same order: A burrito, nachos of some kind, and a drink.

Now I believe I’m a reasonable person, especially when dealing with people working Entry-Level Jobs, having worked a few of them back in my youth. So when it comes to Fast Food I prefer to be more patient and wait a bit longer if it means the order is fresh, correct, and delivered professionally. I also know mistakes can happen, but I don’t have a problem if mistakes are corrected quickly (although I’ve learned to completely avoid the Drive-Thru Window, where speed is measured so mistakes are inevitable).

It’s only when things go completely sideways that I get frustrated: Like the time during the COVID Lockdown when I had to wait 45 minutes in a Taco Bell Drive Thru to get my order, discover it was completely wrong (including the drink!), and then wait another 45 minutes in the drive thru only to be told they couldn’t replace it unless I provided the sales slip they never gave me. Or, right after that catastrophic COVID Lockdown ended, when I waited over an hour inside another Taco Bell to get my food – probably because I was the only one dining in (although they did apologize and refund my money). Or the time Taco Bell employees forgot I was in the dining area and got into a loud discussion about how racist each employee was.

“We strive to create positive, memorable customer experiences at Taco Bell and take it seriously anytime a customer experience falls short of that. We appreciate this customer’s patronage to Taco Bell and thank them for their feedback.”
-Taco Bell Spokesperson, email to website Daily Dot, October 8, 2022, in response to a Customer’s complaint.

Thanks, “Taco Bell Spokesperson”, those sure were “memorable customer experiences”!

However, this recent “memorable customer experience” at Taco Bell really took the cake (and, as I was at a KFC / Taco Bell location I could have literally taken the cake ;-)

On my way back from Fenway Park (after watching the Red Sox lose their Home Opener) I stopped at a Taco Bell for dinner. My order seemed easy enough: A Stacker, and a Loaded Beef Nachos with added onions, no guacamole, and sour cream on the side instead of on the nachos. The Stacker was correct and just fine…
…the Comedy of Errors took place with the Loaded Beef Nachos:

Here’s a visual summary of what happened:
Taco Bell Beef Nachos TOTAL FAIL
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And if you’d like to read all the details of their FAIL just keep reading:

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Gotta Hand it to Fenway, this FAIL has Fans all Wet

Fenway Park, Opening Day, 2023I’ve gotta hand it to Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts: America’s oldest major league baseball park it’s been the victim of two fires (in 1926 and 1934) and almost the victim of demolition back in 1999 when owner Tom Yawkey, after years of neglecting the park, tried to sell a brand new ballpark to both Boston Politicians and faithful Red Sox fans.
Four BRS Trophies Sitting Pretty
After Yawkey’s sales pitch failed he sold the park to John Henry and his investors, who promised major renovations, improvements, and – most importantly – a Championship trophy. And the new owners kept their promises, revitalizing and expanding the park while keeping it’s iconic grandeur, and adding four Championship trophies along the way.

Fenway Park 1912 Brick FacadeIn fact, part of the renovations included transforming the original offices on the third floor to bathrooms, where in the men’s room you can now look out a window while standing in front of a urinal instead of sitting behind a desk. Nice touch, and it preserves the original 1912 Tapestry brick facade.

The renovation also added automatic hand dryers instead of the old “continuous towel” or paper towel machines.
Red Sox Hand Dryer FAILThey’re in every bathroom, and they work fine except for two things:
(1) they don’t dry too quickly (not good in a busy bathroom), and
(b) you can’t easily put your hands under them…

…and here’s why:

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Let’s Build Baltimore’s Broke Back Bridge Back Better!

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Biden Builds a Bridge Back Better!On March 26, 2024, at about 1:30 in the morning the 948-foot container ship MV Dali, with two Harbor Pilots aboard, lost power and navigation control in Baltimore’s Patapsco River and slammed into a pier of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, collapsing it into the river. The wreckage blocked the Port of Baltimore, America’s 9th-busiest port for international cargo shipments and the Nation’s busiest coal shipping port, and trapped 11 ships on the river, including four US Navy Ships deemed “critical to the Nation’s defense“. When built in 1977 the truss girder bridge was the (2nd) longest of its’ kind ever built, and carried over 11 million vehicles per year across the river.

Interesting Fact!
[The MV Dali, a Neopanamax container ship, was built by Koreans (in 2015), crewed by Indians, chartered to a Danish shipping company, and owned and registered in Singapore.]

Of course it didn’t take long for “Conspiracy Theorists” – perhaps more accurately referred to as “Conservative Fact-Checkers” – to suspect foul play: A foreign country hacked the ship’s electronic GPS navigation and / or SCADA control system, Biden wanted to stop coal shipments, bad actors wanted to keep US Navy ships at port, blah blah blah and yadda yadda yadda. I’ll let the pundits ponder that and wait for their conclusions.

And naturally, Joe Biden is using the disaster to cater to his allies (especially during an election year): He’ll redistribute wealth from Federal Taxpayers to pay for the rebuilding, give the construction jobs to Union Labor, and a “Progressive, Black, Millennial Mayor” of a Democrat city will get to brag about a brand new bridge.

Obviously, this requires a meme:

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Vintage Propaganda for Today’s Truths (No. 10)

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Propaganda can be very effective when trying to instruct and motivate a population to achieve your goals. Propaganda as art typically caricatures an opponent in a simple, evil manner, exaggerating their features and focusing on a potential danger they posewritten or spoken propaganda casts everything the opponent does in a negative, threatening light. Those working to stop the opponent are portrayed as patriotic, hard-working and heroic, motivated to sacrifice and work until the opponent is defeated.

Propaganda has always been with us and continues today, whether subtly included in Advertising and Marketing, revealed as electronic Censorship by Government and Social Media, or incorporated into memes, text messages, and “News” by the Liberal Press and anyone trying to advance an agenda.

And I thought: What if World War II and Cold War Propaganda posters were reimagined for today’s topics? What would they look like?

Presenting the Tenth in a Series of
Vintage 2024 Election Season Propaganda Posters

“He Volunteered”
He Volunteered for Gender Reassignment
(click here to see the original 1944 WWII poster)

March 31, 2024 was not only Easter Sunday – where Christians celebrate the rebirth and resurrection of Christ Jesus – but also “Transgender Day of Visibility” (TDOV) – where Americans should recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of people who are a conflation of male and female. TDOV was invented in 2010 by psychotherapist, activist, and transgender person Rachel Crandall-Crocker to divert media attention from violence (sometimes fatal) caused by transgender or non-binary people. And on March 31st Joe Biden released his proclamation celebrating TDOV before releasing his Easter message.

So I present to you some recognition of transgenders, estimated at 1.03% of America’s population and (as of 2022) only 0.18% of America’s 3,395,354 military personnel. As I present it let me remind you that God and Jesus loves and will forgive everyone, America’s Founding Fathers wrote the Charters of Freedom for everyone regardless of their Race, Color, Creed, Religion, Biological Gender, or National Origin; and the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted everyone to judge everyone by the “content of their character“.

(Click to view the original)Background: My Trangender poster was modified from a US Navy recruiting poster created by Jon Whitcomb and published by the U.S. Government Printing Office in 1944 to encourage men to join the submarine service. (Note my version is claimed as a Derivative Work, please see my Legal Notice regarding Copyright and Use.)

Added Bonus!
Two examples of Transgender violence we’re not supposed to focus on.
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Transgender Violence towards women.

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BREAKING NEWS: President Biden Resigns!

Frankly, there are many things I hoped to experience in my lifetime, but after over three years of Biden’s failed presidency and within months of his potentially being re-selected president in November I never ever in my wildest dreams thought this miracle would happen:

US Presidential Seal
Office of the President of the United States
White House
April 1, 2024, 11:45:00 AM EST

* * * * * FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * * * * *

Ladies and gentlemen,

I stand before you today with a heavy heart and a deep sense of responsibility. It is with great regret that I address you to announce my resignation as the President of the United States. I understand the gravity of this moment and the impact it may have on our nation and the world. However, in the interest of transparency and honesty, I feel compelled to share a truth that has been weighing on my conscience.

Over the past months, I have come to a profound realization about my role as President and the actions I have taken. I must admit that I have been acting as an agent for the Chinese government’s plan to create a New World Order. This admission may come as a shock to many, but it is essential that I come forward and take responsibility for my actions.

I want to be clear that this admission is not an attempt to evade or shirk accountability. On the contrary, it is a sincere effort to acknowledge the errors of my ways and to ensure that our nation can move forward with integrity and transparency. I have been involved in covert activities that have compromised the sovereignty and interests of the United States, and for that, I am deeply sorry.

As President, I have always strived to serve the American people and uphold the principles that our great nation was founded upon. However, I have fallen short of these ideals, and for that, I must accept the consequences. I understand the anger and disappointment that this revelation may cause, and I deeply regret the trust that has been broken.

Our democracy is built on the foundation of trust, and I have violated that trust. I want to assure you that steps are being taken to rectify the damage caused by my actions. The truth must be brought to light, and those responsible must be held accountable. I am committed to cooperating fully with any investigations that may arise from this admission.

I ask for your understanding and forgiveness, not for myself, but for the future of our great nation. It is my hope that my resignation will pave the way for healing and renewal. Our country faces numerous challenges, and it is crucial that we come together as Americans to overcome them.

I would like to express my gratitude to all those who have supported me throughout my time as President. Your faith in me and your dedication to this country have meant the world to me. I sincerely apologize for betraying your trust and for failing to live up to the expectations you had for me.

In conclusion, I want to reaffirm my commitment to the United States of America and its people. I will continue to work towards a better future, even if it means doing so from a different position. May we learn from this moment, grow stronger, and remember that our democracy is resilient, capable of weathering any storm.

Thank you, and may God bless the United States of America.

I have hereunto proclaimed this first day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-eighth.


And that’s not all: Here’s the REAL BOMBSHELL you absolutely must read!

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Happy Easter 2024! (and, here’s to more Visibility)

“God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
  - Genesis 1:27, Holy Bible (English Standard Version)
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. “
  - Romans 5:6-8, Holy Bible (English Standard Version)

Resurrection give life meaning.

Last November I mentioned that out of the 365 days in a year there are 307 days where the Non-Heterosexuals can celebrate or commemorate someone or something specific to their own Community. That’s 85% of the year. It’s a fact that some websites apparently discovered only recently ;-)

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