Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Science
KEYWORDS: worstexcerptever
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-84 last
To: FredZarguna
‘I predict another whiney liberal’

Worse yet, this is almost certainly a homosexual in training. When NOTHING that is truly immoral, (Buggering, Abortion, excessive taxation), and things that are moral, Factory farming techniques that have allowed for the feeding of literally BILLIONS of fellow humans, P:ro-life and Christianity, We see a future where homosexuals are not only tolerated but glorified.

51 posted on 12/31/2012 1:54:51 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

“too much of a push-over” this poor kid is going to grow up to be a total jerk.


52 posted on 12/31/2012 1:56:39 PM PST by Mercat (Adventures make you late for dinner. Bilbo Baggins)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: healy61

The lack of testosterone has made his brain loony.


53 posted on 12/31/2012 2:10:36 PM PST by darkangel82
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

You should go back and read the article, not so much for the content, but for the comments posted by the liberal leaning Salon readers. As of this posting, they are mostly condemning the writer as a dunce cap. I haven’t had much good to read of lately, so I will enjoy this little glimmer of REAL hope ;)

Happy New Year !


54 posted on 12/31/2012 2:13:54 PM PST by jttpwalsh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

her kids don’t stand a chance....two years old and already veggie socialists....pathetic


55 posted on 12/31/2012 2:16:10 PM PST by terycarl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: andy58-in-nh
I try to keep my Grand kids heads on straight, Democrats are Evil is the first lesson. Meat is good is the second, I baby sit a couple days a week so they have no choice, I get requests for slaughtered animals, fried, baked and boiled, I cook well.

My Grandson 4 doesn't get a Hamburger unless he spells his full name correctly and counts to one hundred. My Grand daughter must solve a geometry problem or mental math for clam chowder and salt pork.

56 posted on 12/31/2012 2:18:58 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

Comment #57 Removed by Moderator

To: Focault's Pendulum

Wow, that sounds real good.


58 posted on 12/31/2012 2:25:25 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: Little Bill
I try to keep my Grand kids heads on straight, Democrats are Evil is the first lesson. Meat is good is the second, I baby sit a couple days a week so they have no choice, I get requests for slaughtered animals, fried, baked and boiled, I cook well.

Bill: I suppose I know you well enough to know you're likely to put first things first. If the only things the little urchins ever learn is to memorize their math, cook creatively, honor their elders, and distrust Democrats, well, I'd say you done good.

Happy New Year!

59 posted on 12/31/2012 2:35:09 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: jttpwalsh

I didn’t get far enough to read the comments, but on your recommendation, will do so.


60 posted on 12/31/2012 2:37:54 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 60 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: terycarl

HIS. His kids.


65 posted on 12/31/2012 3:18:38 PM PST by Pinkbell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

say what?


76 posted on 12/31/2012 3:58:44 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 77 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: jttpwalsh

Turns out the eeeevil book that so disturbed this pansy was a reissue of a very old “Golden Book” from the 60’s!hahahahahahaha


81 posted on 12/31/2012 5:38:03 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

Indeed ! :)


82 posted on 12/31/2012 6:36:54 PM PST by jttpwalsh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

Indeed ! :)


83 posted on 12/31/2012 6:46:03 PM PST by jttpwalsh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies]

To: andy58-in-nh
As a solipsist who wonders why there aren't more like me...

Liberals can't live as solipsists, they need the approval of other self-superior, sanctimonious morons in their herd.

84 posted on 01/01/2013 12:39:08 AM PST by FredZarguna (Cryin' won't help ya, prayin' won't do ya no good. When the levee breaks, momma you got to move.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-84 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson