Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A’s Latest Horror
Posted on 12/31/2012 12:10:24 PM PST by nickcarraway
The controversial fast-food chain publishes a children's book loaded with half-truths about farms and animals
As my son enters the so-called Terrible Twos, Ive become keenly aware of one thing that makes them so terrible: awareness. After 24 months outside the womb, kids slowly but surely start becoming cognizant of what they have, what they dont have and what they want. At this point, too, kids begin more fully processing how the world works or at least what the world is telling them about how the world works.
Advertisers obviously know all of this. They not only know that kids will go full-on terrible in annoying their parents into buying stuff they realize they want, but also that two-year-olds are already starting to develop their own future preferences. Hence, when my son hears the discrete piano tune and Ed Harris soothing voice on the radio and then cheerily shouts Home Depot, it is a sign that he is already equating home projects with the local-business-crushing orange Godzilla just as that Godzillas marketing team hopes. Same thing for the Happy Meal, whose child-focused marketing equates junk food with emotive joy and cheap toys a terrible-yet-irresistible combination for a two-year-old.
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So why doesn’t this stupid bimbo mom just turn off the TV? Better yet, get rid of it altogether!
David Sirota is an idiot.
Thank God I didn’t have parents like this whiner.
First; it’s a guy???
Second; He acts like this is something new that Chick-fil-et just invented. He and we grew up with this kind of advertising and BS. Look at our school system in general. It is not teaching facts, it is teaching opinions to our children. The lfact that he grew up in this adverting blitz and he is ‘okay’ why does he feel tha his children can’t get through the same crap on TV and the education system and still be okay.
It is called parenting. Some of us were good at it and some of us were not so good I am sorry to say.
“too much of a push-over” this poor kid is going to grow up to be a total jerk.
Honestly, this article is a riot. It's a lib pontificating and taking something way out of proportion, and libs in the comments are equally serious about it.
I feel sorry for this kid. They should take the child away from this nutcase.
I grew up on a family farm
When we wanted chicken my dad got out the old hatchet, whacked it;s head off and when it quit flopping he stuck the body in boiling water and polucked the feathers off.
I watched this done many times before I grew old enought o do it myself.
We killed and slaughtered the hogs, and even a beef once a year. We poisoned rats and mice and hunted squirrels and rabbots and deer.
We understood the food chain.
The a-hole that wrote this I am sure would have opposed the happiness found by Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig, because animals reall weren’t that happy.
OMG! What a sissy!
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I predict another whiney liberal who refuses to let anyone live their lives in peace will emerge in 16 or 17 years.
... The company has cows, painting signs on roadway billboards, stating ‘eat mor chikn’... And the ‘parent’ is upset that they’re not getting their children’s books from PITA?
Wow, Chick-Fil-A has certainly lost a customer in this moron... Oh, right, vegetarian that would NEVER go to a fast food place, so who knows HOW that book came to the household, not that, you know, some parent might have stopped off to get some food for the child..
The insanity of the left never ends.
“The apple doesnt fall far from the tree.”
Actually, with parents I often find that the child goes in the opposite direction. We have in our fair city an honest-to-G*d commie on our city council. I practically fell out of my chair when I learned that his son (with the same name) is a registered Republican!
“David Sirota is a best-selling author of the new book “Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now.”
Reagan was right? We have screwed up things now because we rejected Reagan’s principles?
Obama is really one of the Milli Vanilli guys?
Of course he is, he’s a Salon writer.
Salon? Now there’s an unbiased blog.
Whoops! Gaydar just pegged....
Let me know how that works out when he wants the multiple facial piercings and the methlab in the basement.
Not a hard word dad and you better learn it fast.
“Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too “
“But before we cede the entire moral penthouse to committed vegetarians and strong ethical vegans, we might consider that plants no more aspire to being stir-fried in a wok than a hog aspires to being peppercorn-studded in my Christmas clay pot. ....
Now what are you going to eat, David Sirota?
The way the son is being raised is like those who shoot up schools and shopping malls when they reach adult age.
I thought it was a leftist "mom" too, until I actually read the article and found it was the father (maybe one of the "fathers") of a 2 year old who wrote this feminine drive.
Deliver me from fools!!! Go suck an egg, David Sirota....or would that be exploiting chickens? Sheesh!!
Poor kid. No masculine role model in that family.
I wish I could be President. At Thanksgiving I would have PETA at the White House. I would have the cameras there to let them think I was going to pardon the turkey. I would chop the head off that thing let run.
It sure did. I wonder if he even has a son.
I’m thinking about having a chicken sandwich about now.
Was that statement a clue?
I TRIED to read the article, but the propaganda psychobabble swam before my eyes and all blended together into a meaningless mush.
I just can’t believe that idiots like this exist in this country. We’ve let this crap go on for far too long.
The results of the 2012 elction weren’t a clue to you?
My comment about this sissy and the 2012 election results aren’t mutually exclusive. I’ll say again - I just cant believe that idiots like this exist in this country.
He looks rather delicate. Hasn’t ever done any physical labor, would never drive a truck, and is in facial competition with any woman he meets. He is an unmanly mess.
A major source of the gains from the division of labor is that the production of everything tends to be carried on by those who are able to do it best. Economic competition is the process of establishing who is able to produce things best.It is the process that establishes not only which individuals are best suited in the eyes of the market for all the various occupations, from wealthy businessman on down to janitor, but also which products are best suited for any given market, and which technological methods are best suited for the production of any given prodct
I think this guy might have a “chick” problem.
There are a lot of studies which confirm that after a (typically brief) rejection phase adult children share their parents values and worldview by overwhelming majorities
This is really him...
Raise your kids to be warriors. Don’t let the offspring of this nutjob be the rulers of the world.
Two paragraphs later and the idiot author still hasn’t said what the article is about.
Unfortunately, at this late hour we find ourselves (the married or marriageable, intrinsically productive, instinctively heterosexual, values-driven, and sensibly brave people once known collectively as "Americans") now in the minority, outnumbered by a poorly educated but nonetheless self-superior hoard of inchoately angry and boorish single women and emotionally fragile, but even dumber (if that's possible) men.
They loathe each other, of course, but they hate us even more, and thus vote with the anxious fervor of willing supplicants for the perceived safety and security of the State, where they can wallow forever in adolescent brooding and unbridled orgasms of need.
Tonight I'm making pork chops in his honor, along with potato pancakes and a green bean casserole onions and crumbled bacon.
My niece’s almost-two-year-old son walks around singing “Go Tell it on the Mountain”, and my almost-two-year-old granddaugther walks around singing “Camptown Ladies sing this song, oh, doo-dah day” and “BINGO”, “Hokey Pokey”, etc. in an extensive repertoire.
I think it has so much to do with what they are exposed to, and the balance of stimuli to which they are exposed. The TV advertising they hear should be minimal.
You’ve said it in a way that I never could. Hope you don’t mind if I steal at least some of that.
My Gram used to say “It takes a pretty big hog to weigh a thousand pounds”.
This is one of the girly men that want to take my guns away from me. Of course, he and his ilk aen’t man enough to do the deed themselves. They’ll send in the storm troopers while they sip on lattes at Starbucks.
I don't mind at all. And your Gram was right: desire, unbridled from reason is a monster whose hunger is never satisfied.
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