Karma is a beeyotch.

From the HuffPost:

Papa John’s Allegedly Sent 500,000 Illegal Text Messages To Customers

Shares of Papa John’s declined on Tuesday following news of class-action certification for a lawsuit that claims the pizza chain had unsolicited text messages sent to cell phones.

The lawsuit filed with the US District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle claims Papa John’s violated state and federal law when they had the marketing company OnTime4U send unsolicited text messages on its behalf to cell phones advertising their pizza products. The lawsuit says that 500,000 illegal text messages were sent to Papa John’s customers across the US.

Papa John’s faces potential damages of more than $250 million.

So how many cents per pie does that work out to?

The plaintiffs may each potentially receive $500 or more in damages for each text message.

So fine him 14¢ per message, and there’ll be plenty of money to pay for his employees’ health care.

Messages left with Papa John’s seeking comment were not immediately returned.

Hmmm. Maybe you shoulda texted them.

Oops, part II


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Mitt Romney Campaign: We Will Not ‘Be Dictated By Fact-Checkers’

TAMPA — Mitt Romney’s campaign said on Tuesday that its ads attacking President Obama’s waiver policy on welfare have been its most effective to date. And while the spots have been roundly criticized as lacking any factual basis, the campaign said it didn’t really care.

“We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,” Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said at a panel organized by ABC News. This is a different standard than the one Romney himself has held up for the election-season ad wars. Reacting to attacks by a pro-Obama super PAC, Romney recently told a radio station that “in the past, when people pointed out that something was inaccurate, why, campaigns pulled the ad.” The presumptive nominee’s top communications hand, Eric Ferhnstrom, was quick to make the case that the two instances were not comparable.

“Facts?! We don’t need no stinkin’ facts!”



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RNC swag bag has Romney book with unaltered health care section

TAMPA — All credentialed media checking into the Republican National Convention are being given a swag bag featuring brochures and items from various sponsors such as sunglasses and a pocket fan.

But the bag also contains a copy of the original hardcover version of Mitt Romney’s book “No Apology,” in which he suggested his approach to health care in Massachusetts could be accomplished in the rest of the country.

The allusion was later altered for the paperback version of the book, a change that became a contentious issue during the Republican primary.