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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.

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1 posted on 12/31/2012 12:10:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

So why doesn’t this stupid bimbo mom just turn off the TV? Better yet, get rid of it altogether!


2 posted on 12/31/2012 12:13:05 PM PST by miserare
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To: nickcarraway

David Sirota is an idiot.


3 posted on 12/31/2012 12:16:02 PM PST by Kent1957
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To: nickcarraway

Thank God I didn’t have parents like this whiner.


4 posted on 12/31/2012 12:17:58 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: miserare

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.


5 posted on 12/31/2012 12:21:21 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: nickcarraway
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6 posted on 12/31/2012 12:22:42 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

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


7 posted on 12/31/2012 12:22:58 PM PST by Mercat (Adventures make you late for dinner. Bilbo Baggins)
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To: miserare
LOL! I read this article and was thinking the whole time that I was reading a liberal feminist screed. I've read them before, and this sounded just like them. I get to the bottom, and I find out that the writer is:

David Sirota

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.

8 posted on 12/31/2012 12:23:41 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: miserare

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.


9 posted on 12/31/2012 12:24:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Pinkbell

OMG! What a sissy!


10 posted on 12/31/2012 12:25:03 PM PST by miserare
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To: Mercat

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.


11 posted on 12/31/2012 12:25:12 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: Pinkbell
It is a liberal feminist screed. The New Castrati: He prays he never meets Tiny Tim in a dark alley.
12 posted on 12/31/2012 12:27:37 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

... 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.


13 posted on 12/31/2012 12:40:21 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: FredZarguna

“The apple doesn’t 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!


14 posted on 12/31/2012 12:40:31 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Kent1957

“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?


15 posted on 12/31/2012 12:41:13 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Kent1957

Of course he is, he’s a Salon writer.


16 posted on 12/31/2012 12:41:32 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: nickcarraway

Salon? Now there’s an unbiased blog.


17 posted on 12/31/2012 12:45:08 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Pinkbell

Whoops! Gaydar just pegged....


18 posted on 12/31/2012 12:45:47 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: nickcarraway
and I’m too much of a pushover to say “no.”

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.

19 posted on 12/31/2012 12:50:18 PM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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David Sirota openly admits that he's "a pushover" for his children, who can't even take away a book he obviously finds detestable. Next step is probably to try banning Chik-Fil-A from even distributing books like this, since it obvious that he's incapable of being a responsible parent to his two year old. I suggest that someone call Child Protective Services in whatever state he lives, and report him as an unfit parent.

Mark

20 posted on 12/31/2012 12:53:00 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Kent1957

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/science/22angi.html?_r=2&em&;

“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?


21 posted on 12/31/2012 12:53:12 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: nickcarraway

The way the son is being raised is like those who shoot up schools and shopping malls when they reach adult age.


22 posted on 12/31/2012 12:55:26 PM PST by sport
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To: miserare
So why doesn’t this stupid bimbo mom just turn off the TV? Better yet, get rid of it altogether!

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.

Mark

23 posted on 12/31/2012 12:55:39 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: nickcarraway

Deliver me from fools!!! Go suck an egg, David Sirota....or would that be exploiting chickens? Sheesh!!


24 posted on 12/31/2012 12:57:30 PM PST by rejoicing
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To: nickcarraway
FTA: It’s been that way because my son loves the book, and I’m too much of a pushover to say “no.” I’m also thankful that he wants to read anything, so I go ahead and read it to him. What a dip-stick. Successfully bullied by a two-year-old.
25 posted on 12/31/2012 12:58:36 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: nickcarraway

Poor kid. No masculine role model in that family.


26 posted on 12/31/2012 12:59:45 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


27 posted on 12/31/2012 1:00:14 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Pinkbell

It sure did. I wonder if he even has a son.


28 posted on 12/31/2012 1:01:25 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: nickcarraway

I’m thinking about having a chicken sandwich about now.


29 posted on 12/31/2012 1:03:49 PM PST by marron
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30 posted on 12/31/2012 1:04:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway
The controversial fast-food chain

Was that statement a clue?

31 posted on 12/31/2012 1:05:55 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: nickcarraway

I TRIED to read the article, but the propaganda psychobabble swam before my eyes and all blended together into a meaningless mush.


32 posted on 12/31/2012 1:11:41 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: nickcarraway

I just can’t believe that idiots like this exist in this country. We’ve let this crap go on for far too long.


33 posted on 12/31/2012 1:14:12 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: APatientMan

The results of the 2012 elction weren’t a clue to you?


34 posted on 12/31/2012 1:15:47 PM PST by sport
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To: sport

My comment about this sissy and the 2012 election results aren’t mutually exclusive. I’ll say again - I just can’t believe that idiots like this exist in this country.


35 posted on 12/31/2012 1:18:47 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: FredZarguna

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.


36 posted on 12/31/2012 1:20:04 PM PST by healy61
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To: nickcarraway
Chick-fil-A is one of the major fast-food players responsible for the demise of “Jolly Barnyard”-esque family farms.

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

37 posted on 12/31/2012 1:21:05 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: nickcarraway

I think this guy might have a “chick” problem.


38 posted on 12/31/2012 1:26:15 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Twotone
That's not common.

It's rare.

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

39 posted on 12/31/2012 1:27:04 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
Every day, after reading his son this book, poor David Sirota has to take a shower to wash off the stink of meat from the book.

This is really him...

40 posted on 12/31/2012 1:29:54 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: healy61
Looks can, of course, be deceiving; but on the basis of what he writes I think we can safely say he had a lack of affirmative masculinity in his upbringing, which he is clearly passing along to his son. If this kid properly sexually identifies it's going to be a tribute to the power of genetics vs. environment...
41 posted on 12/31/2012 1:32:45 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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The controversial fast-food chain

lol
42 posted on 12/31/2012 1:32:51 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: nickcarraway

Raise your kids to be warriors. Don’t let the offspring of this nutjob be the rulers of the world.


43 posted on 12/31/2012 1:34:25 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: nickcarraway

Two paragraphs later and the idiot author still hasn’t said what the article is about.


44 posted on 12/31/2012 1:36:20 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: APatientMan
I just can’t believe that idiots like this exist in this country. We’ve let this crap go on for far too long.

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.

45 posted on 12/31/2012 1:37:11 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: nickcarraway
we are vegetarians and have never set foot in a Chick-fil-A

Tonight I'm making pork chops in his honor, along with potato pancakes and a green bean casserole onions and crumbled bacon.

46 posted on 12/31/2012 1:38:35 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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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.


47 posted on 12/31/2012 1:40:41 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: andy58-in-nh

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”.


48 posted on 12/31/2012 1:45:44 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


49 posted on 12/31/2012 1:53:05 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: APatientMan
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”.

I don't mind at all. And your Gram was right: desire, unbridled from reason is a monster whose hunger is never satisfied.

50 posted on 12/31/2012 1:53:42 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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