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Adam Smith video – “Apologies and Clarifications”

Adam Smith video – “Apologies and Clarifications”

I’m not sure this helps.

After this, an apology without a lecture would have been better.

I would suggest someone download it, because I have a feeling it will not be up long. (h/t walnutdoor17 in the Tip Line)

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What is so interesting, up and to his left?

He would never have apologized and groveled had he not lost his high paid job.
He is only apologizing because he was punished.
That is a fact.
He thought he would be an internet hero and a sensation but he was wrong.
If his video wnt viral with him as a hero instead of a predatory coward he would have reveled in the glory and we all know that.
He deserves what happened to him as his intent was to humiliate an innocent young lady just working a drive thru window.
Boo friggin’ hoo

soopermexican | August 4, 2012 at 12:35 am

I downloaded it, if you need it later, prof.

What no one seems to have noticed in this ham-handedly manufactured controversy is that the CFA boss, in stating his position on marriage, said flatly that he was married to his first (and only) wife.

Was that hateful toward divorced people? He obviously regards divorce as a sin.

Where are the angry divorced people, having a “divorce-in”? They could sit outside their local CFA and screech at each other about child custody or something.

Divorce is legal, but I am still allowed to regard it as a sin. No one complains. My church is allowed to tell divorced people they can’t be church elders and the divorced people shrug and say, “Well, that’s the rule, I suppose.” The church is allowed to hold counselling sessions trying to get people to avoid divorce. No one complains.

So why can’t we say that homosexuality is a sin? Why can’t we hold counselling sessions telling people to avoid homosexuality?

My real creeping feeling of dread is that gay activists have much, much more waiting in the wings.

    OrgunCon in reply to RKae. | August 4, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Divorce is a third rail in many ways and already been accepted by society at large. I’d have even more respect for Mr. Cathy if he criticized the whole family court system and women’s part in our crazy divorce society.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to RKae. | August 4, 2012 at 7:43 am

    You gotta look at their Stonewall Agenda to know what’s in store.

    In the meantime, shut up and let society be ordered according to the needs of the perverse minority. They are the superior biological group. We are just the breeders. Our offspring is theirs to pervert. All that we believe must be set aside to avoid hurting their feelings. There is no morality but what they approve of. You Christians, find your closet. Sieg heil!

    Vascaino in reply to RKae. | August 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    ” in stating his position on marriage, said flatly that he was married to his first (and only) wife.

    Was that hateful toward divorced people? He obviously regards divorce as a sin. “”

    Maybe not. Maybe he and his wife are more sincere about their marriage and took their vows literally.
    For some people in today’s world divorce is just an escape hatch for their inability to live up to expectations.

[…] when apologizing, Smith can’t help but be smug and condescending. Great job. Hat-tip to Legal Insurrection This entry was posted on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 12:39 amand is filed under Politics. You […]

theduchessofkitty | August 4, 2012 at 12:41 am

Horse. Barn. Out.

Genie. Bottle. Out.

Worms. Can. Opened.

You get the idea.

I watched the first 40-seconds of this attempted apology and then ended my viewing. Perhaps Mr. Smith is sincere, perhaps not, that’s for other to decide. However, Mr. Smith seemed so very eager to wage his attack on Chick-Fil-A and eager to display his open mindedness as to “Gay Marriage” that nothing else seemed important at that time; that’s my opinion and that’s where I still stand.

Still, Vante now seems to be doubly justified in relieving Smith of his duties with that company. He reminds me of others losing their temper and then saying, “Well, please accept my regrets” but what does Mr. Smith regret? We may never find out and I don’t care.

Cheers and on to something more worthwhile, virtually anything else. Hypocrites be darned!

    Squires in reply to Doug Wright. | August 4, 2012 at 12:52 am

    We all initially learn the difference between right and wrong actions by doing things we shouldn’t, as children, and then being punished, as children.

    What does it say when you’re forty-something and didn’t know that berating a young girl behind a drive-through window, using her as a captive audience to your self-righteous ideological spiel, is wrong?

      logos in reply to Squires. | August 4, 2012 at 1:44 am

      Squires: I think Smith was trolling for a CFA employee to blow a gasket, capture it on video and then post it as an example of right wing intolerance in action. But his scenario didn’t play out that way and he failed to recognize his self video portrayed him in a role as bullying a powerless, random victim.

        punfundit in reply to logos. | August 4, 2012 at 10:09 am

        I think he’s fishing for slurs. Why didn’t he just go apologize to Rachel in person? Why the big production on YouTube? Does he expect Rachel will forgive him via YouTube?

        Buying. Not.

          creeper in reply to punfundit. | August 4, 2012 at 11:19 am

          He claims he went back to the Chick-Fil-A the next day to “check on Rachel” but she wouldn’t talk to him.

          Big surprise.

        Observer in reply to logos. | August 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm

        The irony is that if Smith had come inside that Tucson CFA on Wednesday, he would have seen (and heard) that the crowd there was not “anti-gay.”

        I was there, for hours, in that same CFA, and during that time I never once heard a single person make any type of “anti-gay” remark. People were talking about freedom of speech, intimidation of people expressing Christian beliefs, and abuse of government power. Nobody was expressing any dislike, let alone hatred, for gays. A couple of the people I spoke with told me that have no issues with gays. I myself once voted yes on a statewide referendum to allow gay marriage. (I’m a libertarian). It was the sight of all the “anti-gay” activists like me that made Smith so angry!

        Another irony is that the owner of that particular Tucson CFA franchise was also inside the restaurant that day. If Smith had had any b*lls, he would have come inside the restaurant and discussed his “frustrations” with CFA’s policies with the owner. But that would have required him to confront a big burly man with his sanctimony, rather than a teenage girl. So I guess we know why he chose to stay in the drive-thru lane instead.

    Spiny Norman in reply to Doug Wright. | August 4, 2012 at 12:54 am

    What is it with the Left and their non-apology apologies? This is just one of many over the past few weeks.

      It is the same as Obama saying that he was “mis-quoted” or “taken out of context”. They are liars and their pants are on fire. They just can’t help themselves. Lying and bullying is in their DNA.

      Tamminator in reply to Spiny Norman. | August 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

      You hit the nail on the head. His body language gives it away right from the beginning when he does the “eye wipe”. That indicates that he is lying. He “apologizes” to Rachel, then makes a smirk gesture with his mouth, indicating his disgust with having to “apologize”.

      It’s all there, plain to see.

      This “apology” is all for himself, as he is more worried about what people think about HIM than he is about what he actually DID.

      Pure narcissism. He should be in Obama’s Cabinet.

    You are a patient man. I couldn’t make it past 3 seconds.

      Ragspierre in reply to Towson Lawyer. | August 4, 2012 at 8:36 am

      I watched it long enough to hear him tell his first lie.

      He said he wanted to tell Rachelle sometime since he first uttered his rant, intimating he immediately regretted his conduct.

      Which he then produced a video of and posted to the internet.

      And he always knew right where he could find Rachelle.

      I call total BS.

    You are a patient man. I couldn’t make it past 3 seconds.

This is really bad. His company is probably thrilled to have him out. Totally unprofessional, smug, insincere and insufferable. Nothing leaderly in him, at all. A man of very defective character. “Better to shut your mouth and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt.” He removed all doubt with this second video.

No, it does help. He’s the epitome of the far left fascists (and make no mistake, Mussolini would be proud of this asshat and his ilk).

walnutdoor17 | August 4, 2012 at 1:21 am

I doubt this helps him as it really smacks of Ed Shutlz’s non-apology to Laura Ingraham. As I watched young Rachael again today, it was almost like the Universe, God, Allah, Buddha et al smacked him with some instant Karma when they had sweet, lovely Rachael at the window. If the worker had been Governor Christie’s long lost twin and he had thrown the water at Smith, Smith would be MSNBC’s newest hero and guest host. I’m speculating that’s what he had hoped.

I agree with the professor’s post from yesterday that it’s tough to gloat over one losing their job but this dude is pretty much screwed. He’ll need someone with deep, unabashed left-wing pockets to ever employ him anytime soon given his level of toxicity. He’s like a mix of Star Wars Kid and Michael Richards (Kramer). The Internet is forever. Before he cleaned out his Youtube channel last night, he had an additional video of himself giving the Rachael treatment to one of those guys who carries the cross at Easter. Someone posted on Tuscon’s Craigslist Rants & Raves claiming to know him and indicated the guy might have been self-destructing for a while and has undergone a personality change from devout Christian to militant atheist, among other things. He’s his own worst enemy right now.
http://tucson.craigslist.org/rnr/3182131727.html

    I trust the local authorities have determined if he owns firearms.

    You said: “I agree with the professor’s post from yesterday that it’s tough to gloat over one losing their job…

    I am unqualified to put words in Professor Jacobson’s mouth, but I assume that he fears this will turn into a double edge sword of precedent, which – down the road – will bite us conservatives in the ass.

      Phillep Harding in reply to logos. | August 4, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Noooo, It think it has aready been happening. Just ask any conservative who used to work in education.

The smug – it burns! I really debated with myself before clicking on the video because I knew what I would hear. “I’m sorry. Now let me tell you how right I was.” Yep, that’s about it. They really can’t help themselves, can they? They start with a false narrative and just keep doubling down. I’ll bet his former employees are celebrating today. What a twit. Buh-bye, Adam. I’m done wasting my valuable time on you.

This new video reminds me of the old Table Top RPG Gamer saying… “Killin’ got us into this mess, killin’ will get us out of it.”

Because if ONE video ruined his life, then sure a second one will make everything OK again.

It’s like he’s taunting people to call the only job he has left…

Mr. Smith reminds me of that semi-famous incident after the 1972 National elections. Someone in New York City was quoted as saying that she didn’t understand why Nixon won, after all, she didn’t know anyone who voted for him! Smith is in the same league as that person of 40-years ago. Probably just as smug as that woman too.

Doubling down on stupid. There’s a lot of that going around.

Like SooperMexican, I now have a copy of that pig boy’s BS video safely tucked away as I do his attack video.

What he said set him off was so many First Amendment supportive patrons… and then realized his liberal echo chamber had been self-delusional lie.

Anon Y. Mous | August 4, 2012 at 1:57 am

I disagree with the previous comments calling this a non-apology. He flat out apologized numerous times. Furthermore, as to the person he was apologizing to, Rachael, he never tried to shift any part of the blame to her. He was complimentary of the way she conducted herself during their encounter.

Was he sincere? I think he was. He still holds the same view of Chick-fil-a as a corporation, and he was not reluctant to put that out there, but his language about the way that he conducted himself towards Rachael wasn’t wishy-washy at all. If he was insincere, it seems to me he would have engaged in some blame shifting. The only blame shifting I saw was his claim that he wanted to apologize sooner, but his employer told him not to. I find that easy to believe, so I give him the benefit of the doubt on that.

    David Yotham in reply to Anon Y. Mous. | August 4, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Well Mr./Mz. Mous, let us suppose that his apology is genuine and pure as the driven snow. So what? Does that automatically erase all the events from days past, thereby giving him a free pass?

    Contrary to assumed beliefs, sorry does not erase consequences. People who are ‘sorry’ for their actions go to prison every day of the year. Mr. Smith is dealing with consequences from his previous actions. His employer felt his actions grievous enough to terminate his employment with their firm. It’s hard to trust someone with such poor judgement.

    OK, Mr. Smith, you are sorry. That’s nice your conscience is clean, now go find yourself a job and good luck – the economy is horrible.

      Anon Y. Mous in reply to David Yotham. | August 4, 2012 at 3:38 am

      The other day, in remembrance of what would have been Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday, a few of the sites I frequent posted video of Milton doing his thing. One of them, posted on this site, was an appearance he made on the Phil Donahue show. Watching that video, I was impressed with how Donahue, a dyed in the wool left winger, was willing to give Friedman a platform for his views. Not bringing him on his show just to talk over him and shout him down or cut of his mic, but to really engage with him and to let the audience decide if his ideas had merit.

      We don’t see much of that from the left these days, at least not in the public square. Ed Schultz and his crowd on MSNBC are more the gold standard for the left, or this this guy doing his thing at that drivethrough.

      He was a bully, and he got called out for it. But, he offered an apology. And not a non-apology apology, where someone blames others and never accepts responsibility for their own wrong doing. He admitted he was wrong.

      I think if we want to call someone out for their incivility, we have to at least be honest enough to acknowledge when they have apologized. It is just dishonest to pretend he has not apologized when he clearly has. Whether or not to accept his apology is really Rachael’s call, since she was the one who was wronged, but the apology has been offered.

    ohiochili in reply to Anon Y. Mous. | August 4, 2012 at 5:55 am

    If you have to explain your apology, it’s not an apology.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Anon Y. Mous. | August 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

    No. I have it from an anonymous source that he’s not sorry at all for what he did. I can’t say who told me, but it’s very reliable. That same person also knows Harry Reid, and he said that Reid made up the whole Romney not paying his taxes, thing. Next week, he’s going to tell me whether Frenchy Fuqua touched that pass from Bradshaw. Frenchy told him the truth one night when they were getting drunk together.

    Seriously. I don’t make this sh*t up. 😐

What a tool.

He didn’t need to try to explain himself, he shouldn’t have tried to justify himself, he shouldn’t have tried to deflect his actions by accusing others of poor decision making.

He should have looked at the camera, said… Rachel, I’m sorry. I was an ass and my tirade yesterday was inexcusable.

I’m sorry he lost his job, but if hie employer felt he can no longer keep him on the payroll, he shouldn’t be obligated to.
I don’t buy into sincerity of his apology either, considering that he didn’t limit his statement strictly to an apology.

Mr Smith says he wanted to be clear that he did not provide all the contact information people used to identify him and tie him to his employers. That is a flat out lie. It was his YouTube account that he personally filled out with all the information he wanted to be there.

I agree with NeoKong above. Mr Smith thought he’d be hailed as a hero, but it all blew up in his face. Now he, his family, and his two adopted children with special needs must pay for his hubris.

I think his apology to Rachel was sincere. If he had stopped the camera at 4:00, I would have said “Good on ya, Adam. Way to be an adult.” But like most Progressives, he just can’t leave well enough alone. The only causes they are interested in – the only ones that matter – are the ones they are interested in. All other causes are trivial, evil or hateful and the supporters of those causes must be lectured to. I highly doubt CFA gives money to “anti-human-rights groups” as the term is understood by the average American.

I do feel sorry for his family, but I flatly don’t believe him when he said he had no intention of saying what he said and how he said it to Rachel. Why the smug asides to the camera? Why the “I’ll show these rubes” attitude before he got to the window?

Lastly, would he really be proud if he was a closeted gay man? That’s what he said.

I think it’s terrible that his colleagues and family received threats of some kind. Now he has an inkling what many innocent Californians were subjected to from Adam’s fellow travelers when Proposition 8 passed.

I don’t believe in karma, but if it did exist, it would be a b***h.

    Beamer: I pretty well agree with your post. An apology via you tube is done for reasons relating to your own ends. The person you are apologizing to is merely the vehicle he seeks to utilize to achieve his ends. He is a 21st century flaggelate. He seeks to achieve redemption thru a very public self flogging. He seeks to valadate that spectacle by including Rachal in it. He should have just written a letter.

Typical liberal.

He lives under a dense cloud of smug.

He thinks that because he subscribes to the politically correct view, he actually is a nice guy.

Because his underlings at work and the kids in his classes feel obligated to laugh at his lame attempts at humor, he thinks he’s actually funny.

He thought his video was cute and he hoped it would be a viral hit.

Now that this has exploded in his face, he portrays himself as a victim, pats himself on his back for his righteousness and criticizes his primary victim for giving him “the silent treatment.”

What a lousy pig.

I have wondered if he is married. If so – the conversation on the evening he was fired had to be brutal. I’m sure visions of divorce lawyers are dancing in his wife’s head as she sleeps. Who is ever going to hire this guy again? The PR headaches alone are enough to keep any company from doing so.

Prediction: Adam ends up as a permanent fixture in an Occupy camp (do they still exist?) somewhere, ranting about how he was brutalized by the 1%.

I couldn’t get more than a couple of minutes through. The smugness was just way to much. After he so graciously forgave that insolent little Rachel for giving him “the silent treatment”, I could take no more.

Could he have been more patronizing?

Another abusive video heaping more intrusive publicity on an innocent woman and making her his lecture prop. G’away, man. You’re like a stalker.

About the substantive issues and this continuing blather about “rights”. There is no “right” to “be married” to a same-sex person, where “married” means “we want the benefits of social security and filing joint tax returns” and similar secular statutory benefits that have been accorded to legal marriages. None of these are “rights”.

About the “hate” meme. One can be indifferent or even positive about homosexual relationships, and still not be in favor of same-sex marriage. Sick of the conflating of these issues.

LukeHandCool | August 4, 2012 at 5:07 am

The Invisible Hand of Instant Karma gives Adam Smith a wedgie in chapter one of “The Wealth of Chickens.”

God Hates Drive-Thru Bullies!

P.S. I don’t buy the claims of this guy getting death threats, etc. Calling him an ass, maybe. More smearing of conservatives.

    Phillep Harding in reply to janitor. | August 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Agreed. The left is, if you will pardon the expression, a pack of Drama Queens.

    I also wonder exactly how accurate the claims that homo employees have had people walk up and say that they hate homos.

LukeHandCool | August 4, 2012 at 5:36 am

The jobless rate just went from 8.254% to 8.255%.

Smith should have stopped talking after 43 seconds into the video.

True apology: “I’m sorry I… Please forgive me. I was wrong.”

legacyrepublican | August 4, 2012 at 6:11 am

Listening to him, I find his lack of judgement consistent.

Mr. Smith argues for passion’s sake failing to recognize that a rapist is passionate about his beliefs while getting what he wants at the expense and cruel use of another human being.

What Mr. Smith fails to apprehend is in his so called apology to the woman whom he blasted in his previous video that he makes the same mistake once again. In his apology video, he once again turned her into an object by which he could exercise his passion without true remorse or understanding of what he has done.

The world is a less safe place in either video.

    persecutor in reply to legacyrepublican. | August 4, 2012 at 9:14 am

    His argument for passion ignores the fact that those who supported CFA were equally passionate and were involved in a dress rehearsal for November 6.

    Wait to see the passion demonstrated on that day!

TrooperJohnSmith | August 4, 2012 at 7:09 am

His future job possibilities:

1.) Obama bundler.

2.) Obama speech writer.

3.) Obama’s new ‘Bad Taste Czar’.

4.) Professional dog walker.

5.) Dictionary illustration for ‘obfuscate’ entry.

6.) MSNBC morning show host.

7.) Paid American friend of Chinese president Hu Jintao.

8.) Stunt double for the Sham-Wow guy.

9.) Photo frame model.

10.) Poster boy for Internet Awareness Day.

BannedbytheGuardian | August 4, 2012 at 7:23 am

I do not believe in apologies without restitution.

It need not be money. He could offer 500 hours of community service of her choice.

Only after he has handed over the signed statement verifying his hours should she consider accepting it.

I would not accept it but I would consider the situation neutralized.

Occupied Territory | August 4, 2012 at 7:30 am

The best thing about the original vid is Rachel. She is superb–the “lowly” fast food clerk out-classing the slick biz exec in every way.
I have to agree w/ the Prof that this jerk shouldn’t have lost his job over this. It can cut both ways. I don’t see the connection to his company–it’s not in the vid. I went to YouTube and I don’t see it there either, tho one commenter said it’s there. Having said that, I also have to say I do thoroughly enjoy the schadenfreude!!

    In corporate America, top executives cannot behave this way and expect to remain employed. At minimum, he is guilty of bullying, a fireable offense at his level. I bet he treated his former colleagues in a similar fashion. And again, I bet everybody is happy to see him go.

      TrooperJohnSmith in reply to ellen. | August 4, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Imagine folks. Close your eyes and imagine the long walk out of the building with the HR manager. Not a word spoken. Carrying your stuff in an empty copypaper box.

      It’s like a perp-walk, but you’re the CFO of a viable company, and there are your co-workers, trying not to watch you, but looking just the same. They are embarrassed for you.

      Make no eye contact. Head up, eyes straight ahead. The sting of embarrassment tightens your face. A muscle below your eye twitches ever so slightly. Sweat pours down your back.

      They all know what you did. You, the Chief Financial Officer, an Internet bully. How much farther to that damn door, so you can get outside into the 112-degree heat, and cool off?

      Life imitates life. Somebody else’s life.

        Phillep Harding in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | August 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

        And the drum beats slowly. He stops before the lowest intern, who cuts off his tie then breaks his name plate in half. The rest of the employees silently turn and walk away in formation, leaving him, forelorn, in the middle of the parking lot.

        Excellent. It probably happened very much like that. Then he got home and the anger and resentment took hold and he thought “I know what – I’ll make another video!” Derp.

        TJS, thank you for a thoroughly satisfying mental picture.

Rachel and Mr. Smith reflect the tea party and OWS

Regardless of the apology, this lefty still comes off as a jerk. Only his passions apparently are all that matter. Well that and his mortgage.
Mr. Smith, a reminder: My fellow conservatives and I also have a constitutional right to freedom OF religion and an expression of OUR beliefs. Liberals tend to forget that,yes, we Conservatives are also educated and passionate about our beliefs. We have a passionate love for this great country.

Clarification? He was an asshole. There is/was no clarification needed.

I would suggest someone download it, because I have a feeling it will not be up long.
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done, self hosted.
http://www.theconservativevoices.com/media/_/misc/still-a-dbag
IOW I was man enough to start this crap but now I got caught I am scared.

The problem with arrogant, stupid people is they aren’t smart enough to realize how stupid they are.

Mark this down as yet another example of

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

6:18. I’m not in the closet as many comments suggested, but if I were, I’d be very proud to be.

He isn’t gay, but if he were, he would be proud to be in the closet? Somebody should speak to his writers. This line’s a beauty.

I am sure the Human Rights Campaign will want to hire you to go out and heckle and harass more innocent people in California for disagreeing with your opinions…

ultimate PR coup.
chick-fil-a hiring him to show him they care about people.

This self-righteous bully, now trying to worm his way out of being terminated for cause from his lucrative job, epitomizes what Neil Boortz described in his commencement address to Texas A & M.

“So here are the first assignments for your initial class in reality: Pay attention to the news, read newspapers, and listen to the words and phrases that proud Liberals use to promote their causes. Then, compare the words of the left to the words and phrases you hear from those evil, heartless, greedy conservatives. From the Left you will hear “I feel.” From the Right you will hear “I think.” From the Liberals you will hear references to groups — The Blacks, the Poor, the Rich, the Disadvantaged, the Less Fortunate. From the Right you will hear references to individuals. On the Left you hear talk of group rights; on the Right, individual rights.”

“That about sums it up, really: Liberals feel. Liberals care. They are pack animals whose identity is tied up in group dynamics. Conservatives think — and, setting aside the theocracy crowd, their identity is centered on the individual.”

“Liberals feel that their favored groups have enforceable rights to the property and services of productive individuals. Conservatives, I among them I might add, think that individuals have the right to protect their lives and their property from the plunder of the masses.”

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Henry Hawkins | August 4, 2012 at 10:21 am

Just announced on CNN…. Citing his Nepalese heritage and the importance of involving minorities in today’s political world, the Elizabeth Warren campaign has hired Adam Smith as its new Communications Director.

I watched the entire mea culpa and came to a couple personal opinions. He may or may not be gay but he’s a wner & a wussie. He really doesn’t give a rat’s patoot about how Rachel felt rather he’s trying to minimize the pr making him look like an AH. What’s good though is Rachel probably got a good laugh about what a POS he is.

He is sort of your usual arrogant liberal – wannabie accademic – stuck in a bean counter world of finance who thinks he has the answer to all things.

I’m not sorry both of his employers fired his butt. Do I believe other people posted his info rather than pulling it off his video – no. Do I think that he’s so stupid he didn’t realize it could be tracked to him – yes. If you notice he keeps saying “I didn’t intend to do blah, blah.”

You bring negative attention on your employers you deserve what you get.

Well pictured T. J. In this guys world the spotlite is always on him highliting his excellance. This time was quite differant as it exposed him to shame. It just may be his salvation.

I recall when an executive lost his job a couple of years ago for emailing a joke about Obama.

Hope this this hate-filled moron who bullied an innocent young women and then offers this insincere apology enjoys the unemployment line where he belongs.

Cassandra Lite | August 4, 2012 at 11:24 am

He didn’t think being told not to post an apology video “wasn’t professional”.

Quod erat demonstrandum!

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“Victims” with righteous causes can never REALLY bring themselves to apologize.

He wants us to think what he did was a moment of unbridled passion on behalf of the gay community?

It was completely premeditated! How else did it end up on youtube?

Arrogant!

1. I’ll go this far on his behalf: Smith got whacked with the clue bat. He felt it and, to his credit, responded. Unfortunately, he thought he was touched with a feather.

Many more whacks of the clue bat will be required to bring him to functioning consciousness. I wish him well on his journey.

2. What’s with all the thumbs-down’s on this post and the previous Smith post? Is LI being flash mobbed by leftist crazies, or by our crazies?

Free cup of water: check.

Next up:

Adam Smith gets a free job application at the drive-thru window.

[…] actions this way … we need to start seeing people as people.” He admits he failed his own test.Watch the video at Legal Insurrection. Keep in mind that Smith only had this remorseful response after he shot video of himself hectoring […]

Something else has been bothering me. This ass’s personality and judgment didn’t just go awry because he was so swept up by passion for a cause that doesn’t personally affect him.

This was calculated. Listening to the tone of the first video, he was sure he was going to achieve something. And then posting the video that had nothing ta-da in it… why? Who was expecting that video of his “detective” work to be posted?

I’m wondering what else he does for Democrat party politics.

The left think a semi apology makes everything all right. He can apologize all he wants but he did it deliberately and being sorry after the roof falls is nt good enough. This is his personality and he would have (and maybe will) do it again if he could get away with it. He had a right to do it under free speech but when using such bad judgment he must learn to live with the consequences.He wanted to disrupt thismovement and trick the kid into saying someting he could use against this movement. Just another leftie with an ax to grind no matter what. The ends justify the means, you know.

    BD1957 in reply to BarbaraS. | August 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Smith:

    “I’m sorry it blew up in my face.”

    “I’m sorry it didn’t occur to me that my employer would be upset about this.”

Rachel? Things got a little out of hand. It’s just this war and that lying son of a bitch Johnson and…I would never hurt you. You know that.

Liberals are psyhcos. He probably already has job offers lined up from other companies run by other liberal psychos. Why feel bad for him??? Sheesh people getting fired isn’t the end of the world.

LukeHandCool | August 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

This is for LI’s unofficial graphic artist, Patricia, to work with, incorporating Mr. Smith goes to Chick-fil-A:

Mean CFOs

Also love to see a Bill Dyszel singing parody of the drive-thru moment that shook the world.

If you love parodies, fast food drive-thrus, and the TV show “24,” you’ll love this:

Jack Bauer and Tony Almeda at the fast food drive-thru.

theduchessofkitty | August 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Because I realized that many of the Chick-fil-A employees may feel a little hesitant about working the drive-thru window after hearing the incidence with this jerk, I figured out we need to do something nice for them.

Last night, before I met with my family at my town’s festival, I stopped by Chick-fil-A for an ice cream cone. I drove to the drive-thru window, paid for my purchase and received my cone.

And then, I told her, “Do not be ashamed of what you’re doing here. You guys are doing a great job! We all appreciate all that you do. Never forget that!” She thanked me, and then I drove away.

Maybe we should do the same for all the drive-thru workers there if we have a drive-thru order. Tell them they’re doing a great job and not to worry about the bullies out there, because they’re going to get what’s coming to them. How do we know?

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” – Galatians 6:7

That bully who did that to Rachel got what was coming to him. In spades. He never expected for it to explode in his face in such a spectacular manner.

Maybe he should have thought about that before acting like a total jerk to a lowly employee at a drive-thru.

    LukeHandCool in reply to theduchessofkitty. | August 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    That’s great, duchessofkitty!

    I always try to show my appreciation when I get good service from someone in a thankless job.

    A couple weeks ago I took our daughter and her friend to see a movie.

    The teenage girl at the concessions stand was so sweet and polite and helpful that I gave her a $2 tip and told her how much I appreciated her attitude compared to so many of her generation these days. I told her she’d go far in life and urged her never to change.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to LukeHandCool. | August 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      “I always try to show my appreciation when I get good service from someone in a thankless job.”

      Man, talk about your beachball-sized straight line. I could smack it to Cleveland, but I won’t, out of deference for the rest of your post (I have two daughters), and because a straight line this fat is just too dang easy.

      (j/k)

good lord, 7 minutes of disingenuous blathering. He builds his apology on a false premise, that all the people who turned out to support ChickFilA were doing it in support of some organizations that the business has donated to.

This guy is way too smart not to know that the vast majority of people came out because they were pushing back against government officials that felt safe in threatening the company over the religious views of the owner spoken on a religious program.

Smith’s apology NOT accepted.

TrooperJohnSmith | August 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I just heard from a reliable source that Adam Smith will be on ‘Survivor’ this next year. Also, I hear that MSNBC is trying to find a place for him.

Just sayin’…

By the time you are an adult you should have learned that half-a$$ed apologies are not necessarily accepted nor do they excuse offensive behavior.

Sometimes you just have to deal with the consequences of being an idiot.

[…] Watch the video at Legal Insurrection. Keep in mind that Smith only had this remorseful response after he shot video of himself hectoring Rachel and took the time to upload that video to YouTube, evidently expecting to bask in the admiring applause of his fellow liberals. It was only when the self-righteous bully failed to gain the anticipated admiration — and indeed, became an instant symbol of the bullying intolerance of the anti-Chick-fil-A boycotters — that Smith experienced remorse. […]

Dude. Dude. Just. Stop.

Everyone just get out of the way and let him get it over with.

What a Drama Queen!

I think it’s nice, and assume it is well meant. Let him have his lecture, it’s nothing compared to what others have posted. Youtube allows anyone to post their feelings publicly, and he has done so (with this video, not the prior one) with dignity and without insulting anyone.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to AMWJ. | August 6, 2012 at 3:41 am

    He insulted everyone with the lying premise on which he built his “apology” and the further lie that he, himself, is not a swisher.

In all my years of business, I have never heard a CFO talking so much nonsense about a corporation with a goal other than making money for shareholders. Adam Smith surely must know that Chick-fil-A’s CEO Cathy never said anything bad about gays and that he only supported traditional marriage. If we cannot agree to disagree, then we will always remain childish. Our gay (no doubt in my mind, starting with mannerisms) CFO cannot possibly be competent, because CFO’s (and I have been one) need to stay grounded in all financial matters, not personal peccadilloes. Are all gays insecure about God or only the ones shown on LI?

[…] Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Adam Smith video – “Apologies and Clarifications” […]

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