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Chick-fil-As Latest Horror
Salon ^ | THURSDAY, DEC 27, 2012 | DAVID SIROTA

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, I’ve 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 don’t 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 Godzilla’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...


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To: left that other site

I was somewhat taken aback. Not “our” kind of comments, but enjoyable, none the less!


61 posted on 12/31/2012 2:58:03 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: andy58-in-nh

Happy New Year to you Andy, and many more.


62 posted on 12/31/2012 3:00:16 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: nickcarraway

But of course this loser has no problem with the incessant global warming agitprop that’s directed at his kid and everyone else.


63 posted on 12/31/2012 3:12:53 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: andy58-in-nh
...the married or marriageable, intrinsically productive, instinctively heterosexual, values-driven, and sensibly brave people once known collectively as "Americans"...

Well put!

64 posted on 12/31/2012 3:15:15 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: terycarl

HIS. His kids.


65 posted on 12/31/2012 3:18:38 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Cyber Liberty
What a dip-stick. Successfully bullied by a two-year-old.

LOL. My wife could kick his ass, steal his veggies and leave him standing in his front yard with a wedgie.

Doesn't matter what the kid reads, with a pussy father like this he's gonna grow up to be a waiter in a dinner theater and talk with a lisp.

66 posted on 12/31/2012 3:21:47 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: nickcarraway

The posted paragraphs would be a full indictment of every piece of crap perverted TV show and movie pushed out by Hollyweird.

I guess they won’t be consistent


67 posted on 12/31/2012 3:25:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway
What the hell do we expect from David Sirota? This man worked as the press secretary for Vermont Independent Commie Congressman Bernard Sanders. Sirota Sirota has been named one of nine justices on the Supreme Court of Assholedom, a creation of Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi. It was in August that Taibbi described Paul Ryan described as “a self-righteously anal, thin-lipped, Whitest Kids U Know penny pincher who’d be honored to tell Oliver Twist there’s no more soup left.”

To sift through the bile and twaddle of the Left for cohesive thought would be like the Kumalak use of feces for fortune telling.

68 posted on 12/31/2012 3:25:25 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: FredZarguna

screw this family and that kid! don’t care glad i have never married take away this husbands man card ha ha!


69 posted on 12/31/2012 3:27:17 PM PST by kevman (happily intolerant of things i will not tolerate!)
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To: nickcarraway

Uuummm,the kid is TWO.

Who is in charge in that household?

The writer is an idiot.

.


70 posted on 12/31/2012 3:27:47 PM PST by Mears
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To: nickcarraway
What the hell do we expect from David Sirota? This man worked as the press secretary for Vermont Independent Commie Congressman Bernard Sanders. Sirota Sirota has been named one of nine justices on the Supreme Court of Assholedom, a creation of Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi. It was in August that Taibbi described Paul Ryan as “a self-righteously anal, thin-lipped, Whitest Kids U Know penny pincher who’d be honored to tell Oliver Twist there’s no more soup left.”

To sift through the bile and twaddle of the Left for cohesive thought would be like the Kumalak use of feces for fortune telling.

71 posted on 12/31/2012 3:27:47 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: nickcarraway

Home Depot targets its advertising to two year olds? What an idiot.

And Chic Fil-A is providing a book to young un’s to help get them interested in reading. They’ve been doing this for decades, and none of the books I got my kids were about happy farm critters.


72 posted on 12/31/2012 3:28:34 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: nickcarraway
As my son enters the so-called Terrible Twos

poor kid (in so many ways)

73 posted on 12/31/2012 3:30:45 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: nickcarraway

Owned by a 2 year old. Despicable panty wearing coward.

This kid is going to end up a gigantic mess, and the parents will wring their hands and say they did their best.


74 posted on 12/31/2012 3:51:22 PM PST by lurk
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To: nickcarraway

I thought this was going to be about a bowl game! LOL!


75 posted on 12/31/2012 3:53:06 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: nickcarraway

say what?


76 posted on 12/31/2012 3:58:44 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Almost perfect. Change "self-superior" to "sanctimonious" and you might have the post of 2012.
77 posted on 12/31/2012 4:13:43 PM PST by FredZarguna (Cryin' won't help ya, prayin' won't do ya no good. When the levee breaks, momma you got to move.)
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To: nickcarraway; All

That two year old is less of a bedwetter than his father is.

Poor kid


78 posted on 12/31/2012 4:35:33 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: FredZarguna
Almost perfect. Change "self-superior" to "sanctimonious" and you might have the post of 2012.

Thank you, and Happy New Year. I suppose upon reflection what I had meant to say was "solipsistic", but "sanctimonious" would more than accomplish the same essential idea by implying a substitution of that which is temporary and personal for things both eternal and divine.

79 posted on 12/31/2012 4:48:01 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Yum! Great New Year’s Eve menu!

Happy New Year!


80 posted on 12/31/2012 4:56:33 PM PST by miserare
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