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Commentary: Chick-fil-a day only fattened Cathy's wallet (Hurl, you will)
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram / The Raleigh News and Observer ^ | August 9, 2012 | Barry Saunders

Posted on 08/08/2012 11:14:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

You know all those people who made last Wednesday the most profitable single day in Chick-fil-A’s history?

I’m still trying to figure out how they managed to eat the thousands of chicken sandwiches they bought – while simultaneously patting themselves on the back with both hands in honor of their political stand.

By filling Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s coffers with even more moolah than usual, many somehow feel they were striking a blow for traditional marriage and free speech in America.

Buffalo chips. They didn’t do a thing in the world except help fatten a corporate chieftain’s bottom line and their own butts. Freud said – about something else – that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Likewise, sometimes a chicken sammitch is just a freakin’ chicken sammitch.

This was such an instance.

On the day declared willy-nilly “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” by former Arkansas Gov. Mike “Cluck” Huckabee, I watched hundreds of people, lemming like, filing in to area Chick-fil-As to show their support for either the company president’s stand on gay marriage – he opposes it – or for his right to announce his stand on gay marriage.

Somebody answer me this: When did marching up to the counter and ordering some barnyard pimp on a bun become a political statement on a par with crossing the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Ala., in 1965? Sorry, homeslice, but hopping in the minivan and going through the Chick-fil-A drive-thru doesn’t make you a Freedom Rider.

As far as I could tell, there was no Birmingham, Ala., Sheriff Bull Connor, no water cannons or vicious dogs awaiting the customers, only over-solicitous cashiers asking, “You want some of our delicious waffle fries with that?”(ontinued)

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Food; Local News
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; chickfila; freespeech; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; samesexmarriage
Barry must be a barrel of laughs at the company picnic and Christmas party.
1 posted on 08/08/2012 11:15:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saunders sounds like he may have gotten a hold of a bad, out of date tube of KY.


2 posted on 08/08/2012 11:19:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The author.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 11:26:46 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On the day declared willy-nilly “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” by former Arkansas Gov. Mike “Cluck” Huckabee, I watched hundreds of people, lemming like, filing in to area Chick-fil-As to show their support for either the company president’s stand on gay marriage – he opposes it – or for his right to announce his stand on gay marriage.

Boy he missed the point entirely didn’t he.

It wasn’t about gay marriage and it wasn’t about free speech.

It was about being able to voice your opinion about a subject and not have some Liberal politician get in front of a Liberal crowd of his cronies and tell them how he is going to stop you from doing business in his town.

Yes to sure it is Free Speech but it is also telling the powerful that we will not be cowed by their idle threats and we will not cower in the shadows while they try to remake our society.

4 posted on 08/08/2012 11:27:56 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Somebody answer me this: When did marching up to the counter and ordering some barnyard pimp on a bun become a political statement on a par with crossing the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Ala., in 1965?

Wednesday, August 1st, at opening at business.

Sorry, homeslice, but hopping in the minivan and going through the Chick-fil-A drive-thru doesn’t make you a Freedom Rider.

It must be really frustrating... All those Occupy protests, all those sing-ins, sharing of the bongs, all that pitty parties, and even voting for a black man for president, and look what happens? Those stinking conservatives didn't get the message. Their time is OVER. WE VOTED FOR A BLACK MAN FOR PRESIDENT! Why didn't it all change, like we envisioned in the haze of green smoke? What happened to the cum-by-yas, where men can marry boys, and every stinking conservative forced to swallow their pride and their stupid opinions in our socialist utopia.. WE WON OBAMACARE! But.. Why? Why does that victory feel so hollow when we watch masses upon masses of people patiently, and generously, form lines at a fast food joint. WE HAD STARBUCKS APPRECIATION DAY! That should have put the whole thing to rest - there's always a line there, so we've a leg up to begin with..

But then the stores were empty.. No one was there for us, showing the support for men to bugger boys with impunity. We had it all stacked, laws in place, or working their way there, that set the age of consent for homosexual relationships to be with boys still.

These days have never been so dark as this; even when California couldn't deliver the first popularly approved homosexual shacking up, and instead put that HATEFUL screed into their constitution, declaring that marriage is the union of a man and a woman in matrimony!

WHY MUST THEY BE SO FULL OF HATE! I wish they'd just DIE. Them and their fat butts and their bible waving homophobia! Can't they just leave it be, let the magic of a boy learning about his body with his favorite man become the norm? But we'll recover from this. We will stand together and work to rid these Republithugs and their preachers and send them to the dark abyss where they should be, muzzled from defiling a ceremony with their pious prayers to God and instead forced to listen as we call upon the magic of Gaia.

I know! I'll write some hateful screed and we'll call it an opinion, and we'll publish it in the paper! That editor likes a little boy toy time; he'll publish it!

5 posted on 08/08/2012 11:28:33 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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“Sure, Cathy’s comments were gratuitously divisive”

No, they weren’t.

“and – if you ask James Miller of the LGBT Center of Raleigh
– may have been part of a cynical ploy to increase sandwich sales.”

Ah, shades of the Great McDLT Conspiracy of 1985!

“If so, that makes all those true believers who descended upon the store to buy a statement sandwich – in the words of the Everly Brothers’ song – Cathy’s Clowns.”

Um, no, it didn’t. Those folks “got it”, unlike Barry Saunders.

What a doofus.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 11:46:57 PM PDT by DemforBush
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7 posted on 08/08/2012 11:57:23 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: DemforBush

If Mr. Cathy gave that interview months ago to drive up sales at Chick-fil-A he’s the greatest businessman since Phineas T. Barnum and the greatest prophet since Nostradamus.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 12:05:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The customers got tasty grub. The Cathys and their employees and franchisees got money. The haters got stuffed (and not the way they prefer). It’s called capitalism. It’s called free speech and assembly. It’s called a beautiful thing.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 12:21:41 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: DemforBush
On one hand Conservatives are stupid bigoted idiots. Yet, on the other hand
we're intelligent enough to hornswaggle the media into promoting a ghostly bias
for profiting an organization that was supposed to be neanderthals.
10 posted on 08/09/2012 12:32:00 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saunders is a member in good standing at the Church of the Perpetually Offended.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 12:36:13 AM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hetrophobia


I would like to see this word used against their agenda, often.
Because it seems they have no tolerance for normality.(SP)

12 posted on 08/09/2012 12:47:02 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Sure, Cathy’s comments were gratuitously divisive and – if you ask James Miller of the LGBT Center of Raleigh – may have been part of a cynical ploy to increase sandwich sales."

Or maybe a cynical ploy to keep their restaurants liberal-free for the health and safety of their customers.

13 posted on 08/09/2012 12:49:29 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: VeniVidiVici

What else can you expect from this guy?


14 posted on 08/09/2012 3:41:57 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In another thread, there is a discussion around PaPa Johns sticking it in the eye of Obamacare. Smart businesses are reaalizing that supporting conservative causes helps foster customer loyalty. Before it is over the slimely left libs will only have Ben and Jerrys ice creme to support.

Which btw I would not buy at gun point.

15 posted on 08/09/2012 3:47:09 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Sorry, homeslice, but hopping in the minivan and going through the Chick-fil-A drive-thru doesn’t make you a Freedom Rider.”

Or maybe it does. There were threats of protests and confrontations against the hated “breeders”. Just because the faggies failed to follow through doesn’t mean Chick Fil-A customers didn’t see the risk yet went there to eat anyway.

Sort of like freedom riders and those segregated lunchcounters, eh, “homeslice”?


16 posted on 08/09/2012 4:21:16 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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17 posted on 08/09/2012 5:11:50 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The whole piece just sounds like sour grapes.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 5:29:53 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Epic butt hurt on the writers part.

Our efforts to push the idea that traditional marriage supporters are racist bigots was stymied. That’s not stopping us.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 5:33:34 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Cementjungle
"Sure, Cathy’s comments were gratuitously divisive and – if you ask James Miller of the LGBT Center of Raleigh – may have been part of a cynical ploy to increase sandwich sales."

No, no, no! CFA Appreciation Day was secretly planned to lure Adam Smith from hiding, and it worked brilliantly! /snark

20 posted on 08/09/2012 5:40:46 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Free in Texas

To Saunders a chicken sammich may just be a chickem sammich, but his views rhyme with chicken spit.


21 posted on 08/09/2012 5:59:40 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Free in Texas

To Saunders a chicken sammich may just be a chickem sammich, but his views rhyme with chicken spit.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 5:59:55 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: MaxMax

It is spelled heterophobia, not hetrophobia.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 6:32:12 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NY Times Food Reporter Rejoices At News Of Chick-Fil-A’s “Pig” VP Dying Of A Heart Attack…

Really doesn’t get any lower than this.

Via Breitbart:

Mark Bittman, a New York Times food critic, admits he used an “inappropriate phrase” in an August 3 blog posting about Chick-Fil-A. In fact, it was down right Bitter, man, because he seemed to be rejoicing that a vice president of the fast food company had died of a heart attack back in July.

Bittman apologized to his readers for the giddiness he displayed about the death of Chick-Fil-A’s Vice President of Public Relations, Don Perry, who passed away on July 27. [...]

What he said on August 3 deserved to be excised, too. It was pretty vile. Here is what was removed from the post:

Speaking of pigs, the VP of PR for Chick-fil-A dropped dead of a heart attack the week after the chain’s latest homophobia/anti-gay marriage scandal. Here’s an obit, and here’s more about him. Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A had record-breaking profits after its President, Dan Cathy, drew a line in the sand over same-sex marriage.

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/08/09/ny-times-food-reporter-rejoices-at-news-of-chick-fil-as-pig-vp-dying-of-a-heart-attack/


24 posted on 08/09/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

While we were lining up for CFA, Saunders was probably lining up some young boy’s behind. The leftards who are pushing this crap refuse to understand that most of America just isn’t having it. They may lie about it to ‘get along’, but that doesn’t mean they don’t go around the corner and BARF after the camera is off.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard that Cathy donated the profits above what would’ve been normal for that day to... CONSERVATIVE CHARITIES. Even better to piss off the libs.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 10:31:14 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As far as I could tell, there was no Birmingham, Ala., Sheriff Bull Connor, no water cannons or vicious dogs awaiting the customers, only over-solicitous cashiers asking, “You want some of our delicious waffle fries with that?”(ontinued)

This is a great peek into the mind of a liberal. They don't recognize this as a political statement or activism because there was no destructive or malicious confrontation with authorities. They only recognize civil dissobedience as a means to address grievances.

27 posted on 08/09/2012 10:33:51 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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You know you’ve stuck ‘em good when the piggies start squealing like this. BTT.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 10:37:36 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Free in Texas

I read “white hating racist”.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 10:41:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I’m still trying to figure out

And you never will, little boy. You never will.

You'll never see anything beyond your pathetic little racist, socialist, homosexualist ideology.

And that's sad. Truly sad. The world is a much bigger and more interesting place than the tiny little demonicRat plantation you live on while pretending to be free.

I feel sorry for you. Really. I do.

It must truly suck to have such a pitiful, warped, and shrunken world-view as you have.

30 posted on 08/09/2012 10:43:38 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tenacious 1

They’re trying to play down what this was- a preview of conservative turnout on election day.


31 posted on 08/09/2012 10:43:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Likewise, sometimes a chicken sammitch is just a freakin’ chicken sammitch. “


Uh huh. Tell that to the Congressional Black Caucus.


32 posted on 08/09/2012 10:49:26 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: MrB
They’re trying to play down what this was- a preview of conservative turnout on election day.

The MSM will be STUNNED.... again.

Remember the headline in the NYT? "What Went Wrong?"

33 posted on 08/09/2012 10:49:48 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had Barry Saunders inflicted on me in the Raleigh N&O for years. That guy is the definition of “tool.”


34 posted on 08/09/2012 10:49:57 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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