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2021-08-14 7:36:48 AM  
Subby Van Winkle, that was 4 months ago.  The guy is an idiot, but it's old news!
 
2021-08-14 8:37:32 AM  

growinthings: Subby Van Winkle, that was 4 months ago.  The guy is an idiot, but it's old news!


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2021-08-14 8:56:45 AM  
Wow that guy sounds like an irredeemable asshole, especially as you read the parts about how he's running his company too.  This is one of those blessed job creators that other irredeemable assholes refer to when they seek less responsibility while retaining the profits.
 
2021-08-14 9:32:21 AM  
#15K for a Disney vacation? Those ticket prices sure have gone up!
 
2021-08-14 9:33:29 AM  
Wait just a second... businesses have policies, reserve the right to refuse service, and are entitled to order people off of their property?! What amendment does this violate?!
 
2021-08-14 9:33:45 AM  
"You can't trespass me if I paid $15,000."

Everything else aside, yes, they can.
 
2021-08-14 9:35:45 AM  
After allegedly intentionally skipping the temperature screening, he is said to have refused to go back through, and later refused to leave the property when asked by security and the sheriff's office, according to the police report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
Sills told The Washington Post on Saturday that he would have "happily" consented to a screening but walked into the restaurant through an exit and didn't realize his mistake.


This doesn't make any sense at all.

Also, I'm perfectly fine with using security screenings for covid checks, but temperature scanning is nearly worthless. It's for a different pandemic. Anyone out there whose primary screening is temperature scans on the forehead is wasting their time and lying to themselves.
 
2021-08-14 9:36:16 AM  
walked into the restaurant through an exit, and didn't realize his mistake...

lol, sure buddy. Were you in Fantasyland?
 
2021-08-14 9:37:15 AM  
Private businesses are allowed to protect themselves if they so choose. Follow their rules or go somewhere else.

I am counting down the days until I can go back to Gideon's and grab another batch of cookies to freeze.
 
2021-08-14 9:37:28 AM  

cards fan by association: Wait just a second... businesses have policies, reserve the right to refuse service, and are entitled to order people off of their property?! What amendment does this violate?!


The one that says select people have the right to assemble and brawl anywhere.
 
2021-08-14 9:38:27 AM  

grumpfuff: "You can't trespass me if I paid $15,000."

Everything else aside, yes, they can.


I love that statement.  He was literally cited for trespassing after he would have "happily" undergone a temperature check which he unhappily refused.

He's probably caught COVID since  then and spent a couple days on the toilet with a splitting headache.  So that's nice.
 
2021-08-14 9:38:43 AM  
We already did this...
 
2021-08-14 9:41:31 AM  

squidloe: We already did this...


You know what else we already did?
 
2021-08-14 9:41:40 AM  

squidloe: We already did this...


And we will continue to do it until the plague rats die off.
 
2021-08-14 9:42:07 AM  
Thank god these stories are the outliers, right?
 
2021-08-14 9:42:28 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Wow that guy sounds like an irredeemable asshole, especially as you read the parts about how he's running his company too.  This is one of those blessed job creators that other irredeemable assholes refer to when they seek less responsibility while retaining the profits.


To be fair he owns a road construction company in Louisiana. Having a soul or a sense of right and wrong prevents you from that line of work.

Reading the article, if I was security and someone spit in my face after I asked them to put a mask on... I'm not 100% sure both of us would make it through that encounter alive. I'm not a tough guy on the internet or otherwise, I hate fights, physical confrontation, and believe that shouting during an argument means you've lost control, but the thought of that fills me with so much fear and revulsion I'd probably snap.
 
2021-08-14 9:43:21 AM  

lincoln65: After allegedly intentionally skipping the temperature screening, he is said to have refused to go back through, and later refused to leave the property when asked by security and the sheriff's office, according to the police report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
Sills told The Washington Post on Saturday that he would have "happily" consented to a screening but walked into the restaurant through an exit and didn't realize his mistake.

This doesn't make any sense at all.

Also, I'm perfectly fine with using security screenings for covid checks, but temperature scanning is nearly worthless. It's for a different pandemic. Anyone out there whose primary screening is temperature scans on the forehead is wasting their time and lying to themselves.


If it makes you feel better , they discontinued temp checks in the 4 months since because they also agree that they are largely ineffective.
 
2021-08-14 9:45:28 AM  

SwitchLord: #15K for a Disney vacation? Those ticket prices sure have gone up!


Family of 4, 7 nights on property at a mid-level resort plus 6 days x 4 park tickets = $4,200. Travel = $1,300. Meals, tips, and misc will add on significantly, but I prefer not to think about that...

This guy must be staying at a high, high end resort or have a larger family. Either of those things will super charge the price. I can't imagine they're doing much more than a solid week there.

Why yes, I've rescheduled this thing three times and have done so much research I could start my own travel agency.
 
2021-08-14 9:45:29 AM  

grumpfuff: "You can't trespass me if I paid $15,000."

Everything else aside, yes, they can.


Not unless $15K is couch change and you control the sociopolitical climate.
 
2021-08-14 9:45:56 AM  
Sills owns Coastal Bridge, a Baton Rouge contractor that defaulted on a number of state projects. According to the Baton Rouge TV station's report, Sills' company allegedly owes Louisiana State Police $880,000 for a 24/7 traffic detail on a bridge project. An employee who had to have his leg amputated told WBRZ he found out he didn't have health insurance because Sills didn't pay the premium.

Guess you don't get rich by spending money.
 
2021-08-14 9:46:14 AM  
The politics of privilege is more important today than ever.  Your demand of the police "Do you know who I am?" may not work in wartime.
 
2021-08-14 9:48:13 AM  
"I would have gladly done it, which is why I refused and was a dick about it"

But don't say money makes people feel entitled
 
2021-08-14 9:48:13 AM  
So, he walked in through the 'out' door, was he wearing a beret?
 
2021-08-14 9:49:37 AM  
I clicked on the article guessing it would be about Kyrsten Sinema.
 
2021-08-14 9:49:46 AM  

SwitchLord: #15K for a Disney vacation? Those ticket prices sure have gone up!


Once you include airfare, nice hotel rooms, meal plan and park passes, it's easy to get up to $15,000 if you stay more than a few days.
 
2021-08-14 9:50:31 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: grumpfuff: "You can't trespass me if I paid $15,000."

Everything else aside, yes, they can.

Not unless $15K is couch change and you control the sociopolitical climate.


lol
He can feel entitled by money, but clearly in this case he was not entitled to anything.
You keep ignoring the thing happening in front of your eyes though.
 
2021-08-14 9:50:43 AM  

Rapmaster2000: grumpfuff: "You can't trespass me if I paid $15,000."

Everything else aside, yes, they can.

I love that statement.  He was literally cited for trespassing after he would have "happily" undergone a temperature check which he unhappily refused.

He's probably caught COVID since  then and spent a couple days on the toilet with a splitting headache.  So that's nice.


Sounds like he had it th  we n and knew it.
 
2021-08-14 9:51:34 AM  
Nah..fark this guy

He's from here, and is facing numerous lawsuits for fraud due to taking money and not completing work
 
2021-08-14 9:51:52 AM  

cards fan by association: SwitchLord: #15K for a Disney vacation? Those ticket prices sure have gone up!

Family of 4, 7 nights on property at a mid-level resort plus 6 days x 4 park tickets = $4,200. Travel = $1,300. Meals, tips, and misc will add on significantly, but I prefer not to think about that...

This guy must be staying at a high, high end resort or have a larger family. Either of those things will super charge the price. I can't imagine they're doing much more than a solid week there.

Why yes, I've rescheduled this thing three times and have done so much research I could start my own travel agency.


I guess this kind of thing isn't for our family. I can't justify that kind of expense for a Disney vacation. As I recall from going  many years ago you spend most of your time standing in line. It does look like a lot of people do go.
 
2021-08-14 9:52:36 AM  
 
2021-08-14 9:52:42 AM  
"Deadly diseases and protecting others is important, but I"m more important."
 
2021-08-14 9:54:37 AM  
 
2021-08-14 9:55:09 AM  

physt: SwitchLord: #15K for a Disney vacation? Those ticket prices sure have gone up!

Once you include airfare, nice hotel rooms, meal plan and park passes, it's easy to get up to $15,000 if you stay more than a few days.


No kidding, it adds up quick. I love the California Grand Hotel in Disneyland, but the cheap rooms are $700 a night. Even if I went by myself, for two days at Wallyworld, it's easily $4K.
 
2021-08-14 9:58:01 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Wow that guy sounds like an irredeemable asshole, especially as you read the parts about how he's running his company too.  This is one of those blessed job creators that other irredeemable assholes refer to when they seek less responsibility while retaining the profits.


Oh, he's absolute trash.

Taking a $15,000 vacation after not paying his employees' health insurance.
 
2021-08-14 9:58:46 AM  

physt: SwitchLord: #15K for a Disney vacation? Those ticket prices sure have gone up!

Once you include airfare, nice hotel rooms, meal plan and park passes, it's easy to get up to $15,000 if you stay more than a few days.


Growing up in Florida I can't tell you how many times I have been there. It was a thing to do more than "Oh, Disney!"
Last I knew tickets were $100 a day. For all three parks. Animal Kingdom was under construction.
My sister worked there so it was free. It wasn't until I left that I realized how nuts some people are about this place.
 
2021-08-14 9:58:52 AM  
So paying $15K makes you immune to trespassing charges? Interesting. But it would be useful to know exactly where the threshold is. If I pay $90 for a room at Best Western, can they "trespass me" if I try to pull some kind of funny business at the "continental breakfast" in the lobby?
 
2021-08-14 9:59:14 AM  
Sills told The Washington Post on Saturday that he would have "happily" consented to a screening

Ah, the classic farked around, found out, regrets farking around move.

"I wouldn't have done it if I knew there would be consequences"

He of course blames this on Disney "escalating" and goes on to escalate his stupidity by calling them the Nazi mafia.
 
2021-08-14 10:03:44 AM  
walked into the restaurant through an exit, and didn't realize his mistake

Would you care for a second helping of bullshiat salad, sir?
 
2021-08-14 10:04:37 AM  
Check his cellphone location history, see if this "bastion of freedom" also was inside the Capitol building on January 6th.
 
2021-08-14 10:09:03 AM  
Yes, this is old, but it is worth it to find out that

1) He is being sued for stiffing his employees

and

2) He was arrested in July for DUI

(Someone already posted this, but I will post it again)

https://www.wbrz.com/news/embattled-c​o​ntractor-arrested-for-drunk-driving-ov​ernight/
 
2021-08-14 10:10:59 AM  

The Official Fark Cajun: And also:

https://www.wbrz.com/news/coastal-brid​ge-owner-target-of-federal-lawsuit-aft​er-leaving-sick-employees-high-and-dry​/


Man, I wonder who he voted for?
 
2021-08-14 10:11:43 AM  
There's a full-sized alligator in one of the Disney ponds... and can't we have him go and trespass there?
 
2021-08-14 10:13:06 AM  
this piece of shiat didn't even pay his insurance bills for his employees, bankrupting a worker who had an accident that required amputation.  fark this guy.
 
2021-08-14 10:14:49 AM  

MycroftHolmes: Yes, this is old, but it is worth it to find out that

1) He is being sued for stiffing his employees

and

2) He was arrested in July for DUI

(Someone already posted this, but I will post it again)

https://www.wbrz.com/news/embattled-co​ntractor-arrested-for-drunk-driving-ov​ernight/


he looks like an old version of Stuart from MadTV
 
2021-08-14 10:14:56 AM  

MycroftHolmes: Yes, this is old, but it is worth it to find out that

1) He is being sued for stiffing his employees

and

2) He was arrested in July for DUI

(Someone already posted this, but I will post it again)

https://www.wbrz.com/news/embattled-co​ntractor-arrested-for-drunk-driving-ov​ernight/


From the DUI article

"Multiple workers have come forward telling the WBRZ Investigative Unit that the company failed to pay their medical bills despite Sills deducting health insurance payments from their checks. "

Okay, that's actual theft and possible fraud. Why is this shiatbag not facing criminal chargesfor that?
 
2021-08-14 10:17:34 AM  

cards fan by association: SwitchLord: #15K for a Disney vacation? Those ticket prices sure have gone up!

Family of 4, 7 nights on property at a mid-level resort plus 6 days x 4 park tickets = $4,200. Travel = $1,300. Meals, tips, and misc will add on significantly, but I prefer not to think about that...

This guy must be staying at a high, high end resort or have a larger family. Either of those things will super charge the price. I can't imagine they're doing much more than a solid week there.

Why yes, I've rescheduled this thing three times and have done so much research I could start my own travel agency.


In 2021 at current costs for a family of 3 for 5 nights including staying at park, meals, no flights:

Budget: $205/night per person or $4100 for 5 nights

Midrange: $262/night per person or $5,329 for 5 nights

High end: $396/night or $8,000 for 5 nights.

So yes, probably going high end resorts for 10 days or more kids for less kids.  Honestly, I don't get it.  1 day per park, and done.  No more is needed.
 
2021-08-14 10:22:07 AM  

dkulprit: cards fan by association: SwitchLord: #15K for a Disney vacation? Those ticket prices sure have gone up!

Family of 4, 7 nights on property at a mid-level resort plus 6 days x 4 park tickets = $4,200. Travel = $1,300. Meals, tips, and misc will add on significantly, but I prefer not to think about that...

This guy must be staying at a high, high end resort or have a larger family. Either of those things will super charge the price. I can't imagine they're doing much more than a solid week there.

Why yes, I've rescheduled this thing three times and have done so much research I could start my own travel agency.

In 2021 at current costs for a family of 3 for 5 nights including staying at park, meals, no flights:

Budget: $205/night per person or $4100 for 5 nights

Midrange: $262/night per person or $5,329 for 5 nights

High end: $396/night or $8,000 for 5 nights.

So yes, probably going high end resorts for 10 days or more kids for less kids.  Honestly, I don't get it.  1 day per park, and done.  No more is needed.


Depends when you're there.. heavy season you need more then one day to do the parks.. I've been there in June a few times, we'd hit the rides in the morning, head back to the hotel for lunch and naps for the kids then go back to a park for the parades, fireworks and whatever rides we could fit in.. Worked out nice and helped avoid super long lines. If I were to go back now it'd be during offseason.
 
2021-08-14 10:27:04 AM  
This Sills guy really makes me want to get my new business up and running, inspired by Jack Kevorkian, assisted homicide!
 
2021-08-14 10:28:36 AM  

SwitchLord: cards fan by association: SwitchLord: #15K for a Disney vacation? Those ticket prices sure have gone up!

Family of 4, 7 nights on property at a mid-level resort plus 6 days x 4 park tickets = $4,200. Travel = $1,300. Meals, tips, and misc will add on significantly, but I prefer not to think about that...

This guy must be staying at a high, high end resort or have a larger family. Either of those things will super charge the price. I can't imagine they're doing much more than a solid week there.

Why yes, I've rescheduled this thing three times and have done so much research I could start my own travel agency.

I guess this kind of thing isn't for our family. I can't justify that kind of expense for a Disney vacation. As I recall from going  many years ago you spend most of your time standing in line. It does look like a lot of people do go.


You don't have to spend that much. Three or four park days should get you the experience at Disneyworld. Off site lodging is much less expensive. You don't have to fly, Disneyland may be closer if World is too far to drive. We did two days when we went to Disneyland because there are only two parks. We had a lot of fun for much less. It just depends on how much you like the theme parks. I like them and like escaping reality that way with my kids.
 
2021-08-14 10:30:46 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Sills told The Washington Post on Saturday that he would have "happily" consented to a screening

Ah, the classic farked around, found out, regrets farking around move.

"I wouldn't have done it if I knew there would be consequences"

He of course blames this on Disney "escalating" and goes on to escalate his stupidity by calling them the Nazi mafia.


Last month I was flying for work and a woman took her mask off and refused to put it back on. She didn't yell or scream or throw a tantrum, she just matter of factly said she wasn't going to put it back on. They turned the plane around and went back to the gate.

When security came onboard and said she needed to leave the plane, then she puts her mask on and pretty much was like "OK, I made my point, you've made yours, we can go now." They we're like, no, lady, once we had to turn this plane around there was no outcome for you here other than you getting off this plane and being arrested and fined. Your opportunity to put the mask on and avoid such things was when the flight attendant asked you to put it on. To her credit, she walked off the plane under her own power and without throwing a fit, but I think she really felt that as long as she put it on at some point, it'd be totes OK from then on. She didn't realize there was a FAFO line that she crossed.
 
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