No poll on who we think the VP will be for Obama? My money is on Biden and yeah, I signed up for the text message from the Obama Campaign and have my phone right by my desk.
I've never understood how Olive Garden gets away with charging $12 to reheat a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli and put it on a plate.
Olive Garden makes me seriously doubt the sense of taste exists in suburbs and rural areas.
I'm still sick to my stomach over that disgusting display of pandering to religious fanatics by McCain and Obama.
Graham's only there for the hot waiters.
conservatives love the olive garden.
@4 - Just because someone is religious doesn't make them a fanatic. And just because the candidates address religious topics doesn't mean they're pandering.
The press is saying Obama came off as the "loser," simply because he didn't tell the crowd what they wanted to hear. He told them what he believed. That doesn't sound like pandering to me.
Olive Garden is some of the grossest shit ever. The handful of times I've eaten there it made me feel like my digestive tract was melting.
Well, it *is* Orlando...Olive Garden's probably the best choice available.
I love the Olive Garden. I don't know what all you haters are on about. I've been to the supposedly best pasta places around town - Pomodoro on Eastlake, Pallino, La Piazza - and the pasta at Olive Garden is always the same or only marginally worse. Considering that the staff at those other places all have nasty attitudes, cost twice as much, and Olive Garden's salad is tasty and endless, the only reason people hate on Olive Garden is because they think they're being Hip and Cool by doing so. When you move out of your parent's basement and have to pay your own bills (assuming you don't have a trust fund) then you'll change your attitudes.
I am totally with the pandering to the regious zealots that both of the candidates did this weekend being out of control and BTW, it's also FUCKING UNCONSTITUIONAL!!! (see Section 6 Article 3 of the US Constitution)
I'm surprised the USA Today article was the best piece of writing you could find on the VP issue.
I hear one of the resident Playmates at the Playboy Mansion is a great fan of the Olive Garden too.
Personally I find it kind of sad. If you've never been to Italy or lived in a town with lots of Italians or Greeks, you might think it's great too, but to my mind it's a sign of a less adventurous and less well-traveled spirit.
So Will @13, what is a Seattle-area Italian restaurant that embodies the well-traveled, adventurous spirit and a sign of someone who has been to Italy?
@12, was this after their editorial a week ago about how America could learn a lot from China and how efficient they are and how messy and uneffective democracy is? :)
Just teasing you, more a comment about USA Today.
If Hurricane Fay is predicted to slam Key West, shouldn't the name be changed to "Fey"? Just sane...
Hey OG @10, all I'm saying is that none of the other Italian places you mention have ever caused me to spend an entire afternoon on the toilet shitting out my intestines (and this has happened multiple times, I'm not just judging on a single experience). If it's "Hip and Cool" to want to avoid diarrhea, then call me the hippest guy in town.
I don't know why everybody feels like they need to dump on Olive Garden. I've been there dozens of times, and they always have tasty food, good wine, and quick service. Maybe it's because I always go to the one in Kirkland, and the people there know what the hell they're doing?
And I've never had an experience like Hernandez @17.
Greg, by "know what the hell theyre doing", you mean "know how to boil food in a bag"
#4 Hey Dumbass. About 75% of Americans claim to beleive in God so ignoring them or going out of your way as a politician to piss them off is no way to get elected. I'm not a Christian but I beleive in someone's right to be wrong.
@20, boiling food previously prepared in a bag is infinitely more desirable than what Olive Garden in-store "chefs" could come up with on their own.
@20: You, me, KJ, Mikki. Olive Garden in Kirkland, Saturday night at 7. Dinner's on me.
@7 It sure does. Anybody who believes that bullshit is a fanatic in my book. You would have to be a complete fool to believe those fourth century superstitions and myths. And Obama does.
@23, We'll consider it. I get some kind of aggressive reaction whenever i think about going the olive garden though. one too many "uncle georgio got his citizenship so we took him to the olive garden" ads.
@23: Bellevue Ave has an aversion to most chain restaurants, although he does love the wings (and ONLY the wings) at Azteca. Olive Garden seems to be at the top of the list even though I can think of tons of places that are a lot worse.
the bbq wings at azteca are the best; crunchy breading and bbq. whats not to like other than the health implications!
@25: If you decide you wanna do it, Monique has my phone number.
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