Thursday, May 10, 2007

Kentucky restaurant owner kicks OJ Simpson to the curb

A Louisville restaurant owner kicked OJ Simpson out of his eatery "because he is sickened by the attention Simpson attracts."

Jeff Ruby said, "I didn't want to serve him because of my convictions of what he's done to those families. The way he continues to torture the lives of those families ... with his behavior, attitude and conduct."

Here we go....Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, said the incident was about race, and he intended to pursue the matter and possibly go after the restaurant's liquor license.

"He screwed with the wrong guy, he really did," Galanter said. That's right! OJ will cut you man!

Ruby said Simpson, who was in town for the Derby on Saturday, came in with a group Friday night and was seated at a table in the back. A customer came up to Ruby and was "giddy" about seeing Simpson, Ruby said.

"I didn't want that experience in my restaurant," Ruby said, adding that seeing Simpson get so much attention "makes me sick to my stomach."

After Simpson left, Ruby said patrons started applauding. He said he has received about 100 positive e-mails since the incident.

"It was the first time since 1994 he has ever shown any class," Ruby said. "He showed it that night in the restaurant" by leaving quietly.


rebecca scott said...

I feel Ruby was very wrong to ask o.j. and his quest to leave. i was born in lousville ky, and my father dr.robert b.myers took me to Ruby's many times. i will not go again. Ruby made too much drama himself, i am white, and o.j. is a free man by our country's court system. How embarrassing for o.j. quest, it showed the lack of class , and that hat ruby wears, is just so awful, i could not even eat my steak seeing that. i also, know more about o.j. case, and believe me, there is no reason not to have o.j. at your table. Rebecca Scott, Florida, cape canaveral.

Clarence Hanley said...

Thursday May 10th, 2007 6:28 AM

The book, AN ODE TO SATIRE - The Untold Story of O.J. Simpson, by Clarence Gleason Hanley, is very impressive and very representative toward some understanding of your published story on Wednesday, May 9th, 2007, 10:18 PM.

This story sets the tone with an ode, referencing how caught up and determended the media and society was and has been in this frenzy of O.J. Though the story is told in satire, it brings out a side of our jurisprudence system in a way that calls all of us into question. The book is not religious, but a word can sat a tone that is representative of all of our problems here in America and our way of life - and thinking - toward the Iraqi War for instance. Peace with war they seem to call it. The Tenth Commandment means nothing with these types.

I think it has been a very long time since we have taken a very good look in the mirror at ourselves and our mentalities. Surely some sort of armageddon is just around the corner, if we don't mend our ways as a people.

The saddness, is that an item like O.J. Simpson tells so much about the way Americans are and are headed. Destruction could be a proper word. When I look around me and see so many of our politicians in a politely mean-spirited mode, when I look at our past history of race, justice, spousal abruse, etc., how we are raising our children and a host of so many other things - like the food we injest - some sort of armageddon is just a few - not light years - unsuspecting years around the corner. Ezekiel 38 tells us so, and so does Revelation. Somehow... we think we can rally along without notice and intention of these realities.

When I consider the Iraq War, I wonder. I wonder if we are the selfish nation that we think that we are not. There is dialog that goes with that notiion, which I will not discuss in this piece, but we have internal problems that we are not reflecting on. Yes! We flush over them each and every day, but we do not internalize. Our politicians are surface, and so are we the public.

If the media can give us an idiology to run with, we will take it to our grave until the media changes their toon. Yes! The media has each of us on a roller coaster - and so does our politicians and sad to say, most of our ministers of scripture.

Motive... What are these peoples motives. Is it a selfish one. Is it money for their - already filled - coffers. Is it power they each seek. Where is the widom for those who live in a land of 'milk and honey' - some will call it. Could God have taken this land from the Native Indians and given it to ones so callous toward human nature, land, people, and wisdom. Perhaps we had been scavenger hunters in settling America and even Saddam. If we were using our heads, or if we could just realize history, that when nature goes so awry there has to be a balance. In Noah's day, the balance was the Ark.

I will close this piece by saying todays balance is to learn to love your neighbor as yourself. God also says to love your enemy. It's taking time for Americans to do that. An Ode to Satire is a very good read. It is the Untold Story of O.J. Simpson - READ IT. It is about the Simpson trial only. We need to start some where.

Anonymous said...

Party else where, you bag of sh**!