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(Huffington Post)   Mike Huckabee calls to end the hate and intolerance with a national day of appreciation -- of Chick-fil-A   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
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2012-07-25 01:14:30 PM  
August 1st - KFC sales go through the roof.
 
2012-07-25 01:15:52 PM  
stop being intolerant of my intolerance and hate, you mean libs :(
 
2012-07-25 01:16:45 PM  
Ugh, what a self-aggrandizing piece of shiat that guy turned into.
 
2012-07-25 01:29:40 PM  
Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.
 
2012-07-25 01:35:34 PM  

mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.


So there's no difference between a guy who beats his dog and a guy who donates millions of dollars to anti-gay groups, in the name of disenfranchising basic human rights? If you can't spot the difference, or if you perhaps don't care about rights of your fellow citizens, then you deserve all the artery-clogging cholesterol you can shove into your craw.
 
2012-07-25 01:39:32 PM  
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino even went so far as to tell the Boston Herald that "Chick-fil-A doesn't belong in Boston."

"You can't have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population," he said, according to the Herald. "We're an open city, we're a city that's at the forefront of inclusion."


Hmm. Gays allowed in your St. Patty's Day parade yet?

Clean your own house, Mayor.
 
2012-07-25 01:40:19 PM  
Didn't he write a book about how eating shiat like fried chicken sandwiches will kill you?
 
2012-07-25 01:41:40 PM  

DeltaPunch: mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.

So there's no difference between a guy who beats his dog and a guy who donates millions of dollars to anti-gay groups, in the name of disenfranchising basic human rights? If you can't spot the difference, or if you perhaps don't care about rights of your fellow citizens, then you deserve all the artery-clogging cholesterol you can shove into your craw.


Do you ask the opinions of every single employee of the places at which you shop?

Are you willing to have your money go to some low level schmoe's paycheck if he's going to donate that money to Fred Phelps?
 
2012-07-25 01:42:10 PM  

mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.


The issue isn't that Chick-fil-A's owners have bronze age views about sexuality. The issue is that Chick-fil-A's owners are using their profits to undermine equality.

I can patronize a business with owners that have different political views from mine...in fact, I'm pretty sure I do.

But, the moment I'm made aware of the fact that a business is using the profits that I HELP GENERATE to stand in the way of progress, I'm going to decline to give them my custom.

Seriously, how is Chick-fil-A's announcement that they're funding hate groups different from, say, the neighborhood butcher putting up a sign saying he'll donate 50 cents from every purchase to the American Nazi Party?
 
2012-07-25 01:43:43 PM  

Diogenes: Hmm. Gays allowed in your St. Patty's Day parade yet? Clean your own house, Mayor.


By courtesy of a US Supreme Court decision...or, did you not read that far, yet?
 
2012-07-25 01:43:55 PM  
So, he'll be closer to death? Awesome. Why stop at a day, Mike? Make it Chik Fil-A Appreciation Month!
 
2012-07-25 01:44:19 PM  
Oh, look, Chucklebee missed having people talking about him.
 
2012-07-25 01:44:42 PM  
 
2012-07-25 01:44:57 PM  

BritneysSpeculum: Didn't he write a book about how eating shiat like fried chicken sandwiches will kill you?


But if it's to hate gays that makes it all fine!
 
2012-07-25 01:45:15 PM  

MacEnvy: Ugh, what a self-aggrandizing piece of shiat that guy turned into.


Huckabee is the ultimate "have a beer with/would never vote for" guy. Good sense of humor going on the Stewart/Colbert/Conan circuit, I think we'd get along if religion and politics never came up.
 
2012-07-25 01:45:30 PM  

bloobeary: August 1st - KFC sales go through the roof.


That actually might be a well-proportioned, polite response. What is KFC's stance on gay rights?
 
2012-07-25 01:46:02 PM  

BritneysSpeculum: Didn't he write a book about how eating shiat like fried chicken sandwiches will kill you?


Yeah but he got fat again. This fits in with his new diet plan.
 
2012-07-25 01:46:40 PM  

MacEnvy: Ugh, what a self-aggrandizing piece of shiat that guy turned into.


There must be some electromagnetic pulse that radio broadcasting equipment emits that turns the human brain into a turd-like substance.

I was trying to ignore all this and continue my crack-fil-a addiction, but goddamn if they are going to end up stopping me from going there. If ted nugent starts supporting them, I might have to finally give it up.
 
2012-07-25 01:47:04 PM  
i.huffpost.com

"Now, America, the libs want us to *forget* that bucket of... delicious... Chick-fil-A... chicken. Tastiest of the tasty chicken... so tempting. What's that? You want me to eat you? But I'm in the middle of a press conference!"
 
2012-07-25 01:47:22 PM  

alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...


I love how she just posted "John 3:16" randomly at the end of a sentence.

It's like an internet version of turrets...PENIS!
 
2012-07-25 01:48:15 PM  

abb3w: bloobeary: August 1st - KFC sales go through the roof.

That actually might be a well-proportioned, polite response. What is KFC's stance on gay rights?


If KFC has any brains at all, they'll jump on this and make a KFC anti Chick-fil-A, pro-rights event out of it.

Sadly, the most likely way to get Americans' attention on social issues is through their cholesterol-laden stomachs.
 
2012-07-25 01:48:37 PM  
"Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant."

What the fark is this guy talking about? Corporate statements in favor pf profanity?
 
2012-07-25 01:49:25 PM  

eraser8: Diogenes: Hmm. Gays allowed in your St. Patty's Day parade yet? Clean your own house, Mayor.

By courtesy of a US Supreme Court decision...or, did you not read that far, yet?


That's their legal cover, sure. There are other ways to influence. The decision says the Allied War Veterans Council doesn't have to let them in. It doesn't say they can't.

I didn't intend to to distract from the Huckster. But I hate grandstanding.
 
2012-07-25 01:49:41 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: "Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant."

What the fark is this guy talking about? Corporate statements in favor pf profanity?


Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for not being evil, but if Christian affirm being evil, we're considered evil.
 
2012-07-25 01:50:00 PM  
Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant.

Well, yes. Words have meaning. Someone who says "I support same sex marriage" is not being intolerant. If your views are antisocial, people having the opposite of your views are therefore NOT antisocial. English, do you speak it motherfarker?
 
2012-07-25 01:50:06 PM  

abb3w: bloobeary: August 1st - KFC sales go through the roof.

That actually might be a well-proportioned, polite response. What is KFC's stance on gay rights?


Well, that's the point. You don't know because they aren't broadcasting it.
 
2012-07-25 01:50:20 PM  
If you're only going to spend money on socially responsible companies, you're going to end up with a lot of money and nothing else.

That being said, Chick-fil-A Day? This jackass needs to shut up.
 
2012-07-25 01:50:22 PM  
IMHO
The main 2 reason why the religions various holy books tell their followers not to have gay sex is first to make more babies (not needed anymore) and second so that converts will not go back to their old religion (also not a problem now). The place where you find the most problem is when later scholars reinterpreted the original texts. [I also see Paul as a scholar for the new testament whose writings do not belong in the bible]
 
2012-07-25 01:51:11 PM  
Hey, Mr. Huckabee. Huck you!
 
2012-07-25 01:52:00 PM  

eraser8: mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.

The issue isn't that Chick-fil-A's owners have bronze age views about sexuality. The issue is that Chick-fil-A's owners are using their profits to undermine equality.

I can patronize a business with owners that have different political views from mine...in fact, I'm pretty sure I do.

But, the moment I'm made aware of the fact that a business is using the profits that I HELP GENERATE to stand in the way of progress, I'm going to decline to give them my custom.

Seriously, how is Chick-fil-A's announcement that they're funding hate groups different from, say, the neighborhood butcher putting up a sign saying he'll donate 50 cents from every purchase to the American Nazi Party?


Godwin says Hi.
 
2012-07-25 01:52:19 PM  
Here's a report that Huckabee's invitation mysteriously disappeared from his FB page: Link

I don't use FB so I can't check. Is it really gone? I haven't found any other reports on this.
 
2012-07-25 01:52:31 PM  
When Huckabee wants to promote a national day of Bojangle's ....count me in.
 
2012-07-25 01:53:04 PM  

regindyn: If you're only going to spend money on socially responsible companies, you're going to end up with a lot of money and nothing else.

That being said, Chick-fil-A Day? This jackass needs to shut up.



I'd settle for socially benign, a-political companies.
 
2012-07-25 01:53:18 PM  

Diogenes: The decision says the Allied War Veterans Council doesn't have to let them in.


And guess who's making the decisions about who to include.

Go ahead, guess.

As an aside: if the KKK of Boston was given leave by the US Supreme Court to exclude black and Jewish participants in their public events, would you blame the City of Boston for the lack of gays and Jews in their exhibitions? I mean, after all, the Supreme Court didn't say the KKK of Boston doesn't have to let them in.
 
2012-07-25 01:54:03 PM  
Fat, male Sarah Palin.
 
2012-07-25 01:54:27 PM  
*facegenitalia*
 
2012-07-25 01:54:37 PM  
we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant

If the shoe fits.
 
2012-07-25 01:54:50 PM  
Conservatives to Liberals: "Stop using the Free Market to generate change. Only we get to use the Free Market for political purposes"
 
2012-07-25 01:55:04 PM  

palelizard: Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant.

Well, yes. Words have meaning. Someone who says "I support same sex marriage" is not being intolerant. If your views are antisocial, people having the opposite of your views are therefore NOT antisocial. English, do you speak it motherfarker?


This is getting right to the heart of the issue; People who oppose same-sex marriage see it as an attack on their beliefs and are convinced that if it was legal they would be inclined or even forced to run to the local airport bathroom for the sodomy they have been trying to avoid all their lives.
 
2012-07-25 01:55:13 PM  

mysticcat: eraser8: mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.

The issue isn't that Chick-fil-A's owners have bronze age views about sexuality. The issue is that Chick-fil-A's owners are using their profits to undermine equality.

I can patronize a business with owners that have different political views from mine...in fact, I'm pretty sure I do.

But, the moment I'm made aware of the fact that a business is using the profits that I HELP GENERATE to stand in the way of progress, I'm going to decline to give them my custom.

Seriously, how is Chick-fil-A's announcement that they're funding hate groups different from, say, the neighborhood butcher putting up a sign saying he'll donate 50 cents from every purchase to the American Nazi Party?

Godwin says Hi.


I suppose I shouldn't have given you the easy way out.

I mean, why answer the question when you can just give a flip response, right?

In any case, I'll assume you CAN'T answer the question seriously because you've done everything possible to avoid it.
 
2012-07-25 01:55:23 PM  

eraser8: mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.

The issue isn't that Chick-fil-A's owners have bronze age views about sexuality. The issue is that Chick-fil-A's owners are using their profits to undermine equality.

I can patronize a business with owners that have different political views from mine...in fact, I'm pretty sure I do.

But, the moment I'm made aware of the fact that a business is using the profits that I HELP GENERATE to stand in the way of progress, I'm going to decline to give them my custom.

Seriously, how is Chick-fil-A's announcement that they're funding hate groups different from, say, the neighborhood butcher putting up a sign saying he'll donate 50 cents from every purchase to the American Nazi Party?


Because Gay People are icky. QED.
 
2012-07-25 01:55:26 PM  
So what's next? A giant fiberglass Huckabee on a billboard reading Eat Mor Chikin?
 
2012-07-25 01:55:31 PM  

abb3w: bloobeary: August 1st - KFC sales go through the roof.

That actually might be a well-proportioned, polite response. What is KFC's stance on gay rights?


They're very pro-lesbian, I assume. You don't have "Finger lickin' good" as your motto if you're not.
 
2012-07-25 01:56:36 PM  

monoski: This is getting right to the heart of the issue; People who oppose same-sex marriage see it as an attack on their beliefs and are convinced that if it was legal they would be inclined or even forced to run to the local airport bathroom for the sodomy they have been trying to avoid all their lives.


They are largely people who think they chose to be straight.
 
2012-07-25 01:56:42 PM  

Lanadapter: *facegenitalia*


Your newsletter. My subscription.

They could be friends.
 
2012-07-25 01:57:36 PM  
politics reduced to a bite of food, thank you america, fark yea

/i need a facepalm here
 
2012-07-25 01:57:51 PM  
Keep Farking Mor chickn'
 
2012-07-25 01:57:56 PM  

quatchi: we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant

If the shoe fits.


This. What else do you call the reaffirmation of the idea that gays are less deserving of protection under the law than heterosexuals?
 
2012-07-25 01:58:12 PM  

eraser8: Diogenes: The decision says the Allied War Veterans Council doesn't have to let them in.

And guess who's making the decisions about who to include.

Go ahead, guess.

As an aside: if the KKK of Boston was given leave by the US Supreme Court to exclude black and Jewish participants in their public events, would you blame the City of Boston for the lack of gays and Jews in their exhibitions? I mean, after all, the Supreme Court didn't say the KKK of Boston doesn't have to let them in.


Then how do you propose we confront legalized discrimination? I'm not blaming the Mayor for the discrimination. I'm suggesting he check himself. I'm blaming him for grandstanding.
 
2012-07-25 01:59:09 PM  
Huck you, Mike.
 
2012-07-25 01:59:47 PM  
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2012-07-25 02:01:21 PM  

alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...


They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-25 02:01:37 PM  
Let's remember this is the same guy who got up onstage with Ted Nugent. I don't really think you can sink any lower than that.

He left that "yeah but you have to admit, he's a charming, likeable guy" thing behind some time ago. Now he's a Fox Minion and they know what they have to do.

Maybe "Mike from San Francisco" can call in to tell him good job.
 
2012-07-25 02:01:56 PM  

Diogenes: Then how do you propose we confront legalized discrimination? I'm not blaming the Mayor for the discrimination. I'm suggesting he check himself. I'm blaming him for grandstanding.


I hope you realize that you didn't put it that way initially.

You seemed to blame the Mayor for not defying the US Supreme Court's judgment in Hurley.
 
2012-07-25 02:02:48 PM  
Yep, keep hammering someone for using their first amendment rights to do something other than support your views. That, or you could take the high road and simply keep speaking your own views, but whatever floats your boat.
 
2012-07-25 02:03:33 PM  

Aarontology: DeltaPunch: mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.

So there's no difference between a guy who beats his dog and a guy who donates millions of dollars to anti-gay groups, in the name of disenfranchising basic human rights? If you can't spot the difference, or if you perhaps don't care about rights of your fellow citizens, then you deserve all the artery-clogging cholesterol you can shove into your craw.

Do you ask the opinions of every single employee of the places at which you shop?

Are you willing to have your money go to some low level schmoe's paycheck if he's going to donate that money to Fred Phelps?


Well that's a crappy argument. Because it's unrealistic to know what EVERYONE does with their money, you shouldn't boycott the one person who HAS made it perfectly clear that he's donating your money to anti-gay groups? I support gay rights, C-f-A money goes to anti-gay groups, therefore it's out of the question I give them my money. Why is that even issue?

I've found in these threads that a lot of people support gay rights, but "omg chicken biscuits are soooo good!11!" You can place everyone into one of the following groups:

1) I don't care about gay rights, so I'll keep eating there.
2) I do care about gay rights, so I'll stop eating there.
3) I care about gay rights, but can't stop because it's soooo good. Don't worry I feel bad! (which is a little pathetic)
4) I like to sh*t on people in group 2) because I myself am in group 3) and want to feel less guilty about my patheticness.
 
2012-07-25 02:03:33 PM  
it's get derpier:

Rick Santorum via Twitter:

With two of my boys, Enjoying chick-in-strips and an awesome peach shake at Chick-fil-A. See you here next Wednesday!

/and yeah - the Facebook thing, if true, is one of the worst PR moves ever
 
2012-07-25 02:03:57 PM  

Diogenes: eraser8: Diogenes: The decision says the Allied War Veterans Council doesn't have to let them in.

And guess who's making the decisions about who to include.

Go ahead, guess.

As an aside: if the KKK of Boston was given leave by the US Supreme Court to exclude black and Jewish participants in their public events, would you blame the City of Boston for the lack of gays and Jews in their exhibitions? I mean, after all, the Supreme Court didn't say the KKK of Boston doesn't have to let them in.

Then how do you propose we confront legalized discrimination? I'm not blaming the Mayor for the discrimination. I'm suggesting he check himself. I'm blaming him for grandstanding.


I would argue that legalized discrimination (within private groups, such as Augusta National Golf Club or the Ku Klux Klan) is an expression of the 1st Amendment right to freely assemble (and implicitly associate). While there is nothing illegal about assclowns being assclowns, I feel that it's perfectly acceptable to call said assclowns out for being assclowns.

Chick-Fil-A's owners and management have every right to believe what they choose to believe. If they control the majority of the company, they have every right to use that money in legal ways that maximize their marginal utility. And I have a legal right to NOT send them money.
 
2012-07-25 02:04:24 PM  
The damned Chick-fil-a near my house always has a damn line all the way around the building for the drive through and the inside is like 10 people deep on 4 registers. The food is ok (its fried chicken on bread with a pickle) but it isn't that good in my opinion to constantly have that many people there.
 
2012-07-25 02:04:46 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yep, keep hammering someone for using their first amendment rights to do something other than support your views. That, or you could take the high road and simply keep speaking your own views, but whatever floats your boat.


I suppose why people should not exert their first amendment rights to disagree with their position will be explained in the next installment

/farking Reader's Digest
 
2012-07-25 02:06:44 PM  

IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

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And they're lying about being a teenaged girl on the internet in order to defend their other lies and their PR.
 
2012-07-25 02:07:01 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yep, keep hammering someone for using their first amendment rights to do something other than support your views. That, or you could take the high road and simply keep speaking your own views, but whatever floats your boat.


I'd like to take the time to once again remind everyone that the first amendment allows you to say whatever you want. It does NOT shield you from being called out for saying something objectionable.
 
2012-07-25 02:07:44 PM  

Kome: And they're lying about being a teenaged girl on the internet in order to defend their other lies and their PR.


Hehe. I like how we all came full circle there.
 
2012-07-25 02:08:29 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yep, keep hammering someone for using their first amendment rights to do something other than support your views. That, or you could take the high road and simply keep speaking your own views, but whatever floats your boat.


How is a boycott affecting first amendment rights? If a company is promoting an agenda I disagree with it's not my job to support them. That's like saying "Donate to your local parish. I don't care if you're an atheist do it or you're trampling their religious freedom."
 
2012-07-25 02:08:42 PM  
As we suffer through day three of this national crisis, many Americans wonder where it will all end? Where will we get delicious fried chicken wedged between two lightly toasted buttery buns, garnished with a dill pickle with a clean conscience?
 
2012-07-25 02:08:44 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yep, keep hammering someone for using their first amendment rights to do something other than support your views. That, or you could take the high road and simply keep speaking your own views, but whatever floats your boat.


You're gonna need help with that last nail. Nobody can get it in theirselves. Not even rugged individuals such as you.
 
2012-07-25 02:08:58 PM  
You have higher diabetes and obestiy rates in red states versus blue states and you got a track record of extreme brand loyalty from conservatives annnnnnndd you got a track record of conservatives doing things just because they believe it will piss off the libs. All these things will combine into a perfect storm of profit for Chick-fil-A, buy shares now...if they are public.
 
2012-07-25 02:09:13 PM  

IrateShadow: Kome: And they're lying about being a teenaged girl on the internet in order to defend their other lies and their PR.

Hehe. I like how we all came full circle there.


Haha. Yea, my own failure at reading the post you were responding to. I feel like an idiot now. I wonder if we can keep it going, though.
 
2012-07-25 02:09:22 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I would argue that legalized discrimination (within private groups, such as Augusta National Golf Club or the Ku Klux Klan) is an expression of the 1st Amendment right to freely assemble (and implicitly associate). While there is nothing illegal about assclowns being assclowns, I feel that it's perfectly acceptable to call said assclowns out for being assclowns.

Chick-Fil-A's owners and management have every right to believe what they choose to believe. If they control the majority of the company, they have every right to use that money in legal ways that maximize their marginal utility. And I have a legal right to NOT send them money.


Absolutely. And it's dopey of the Mayor to claim he has the authority to ban the restaurant from his city.

(he didn't really claim that, but if we're going to claim people said things they didn't, i guess I can, too)
 
2012-07-25 02:09:22 PM  

IrateShadow: They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:


It looks like Jim Henson Company might be using this episode to retaliate against Chick-fil-A for pointing out possible safety issues in their puppet toys.
 
2012-07-25 02:09:35 PM  

skullkrusher: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yep, keep hammering someone for using their first amendment rights to do something other than support your views. That, or you could take the high road and simply keep speaking your own views, but whatever floats your boat.

I suppose why people should not exert their first amendment rights to disagree with their position will be explained in the next installment

/farking Reader's Digest


Disagreement is fine, but most people are simply attacking messengers with nothing more than frothy anger rants. It might feel good, but it does nothing but make themselves look like immature asshats.
 
2012-07-25 02:09:59 PM  
What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo
 
2012-07-25 02:10:19 PM  

Nabb1: As we suffer through day three of this national crisis, many Americans wonder where it will all end? Where will we get delicious fried chicken wedged between two lightly toasted buttery buns, garnished with a dill pickle with a clean conscience?


The pickle alone should have told us this company is nuts long, long ago.
 
2012-07-25 02:10:20 PM  

Nabb1: Where will we get delicious fried chicken wedged between two lightly toasted buttery buns, garnished with a dill pickle with a clean conscience?


Delicious fried chicken? I thought we were talking about Chik-fil-A?
 
2012-07-25 02:10:33 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yep, keep hammering someone for using their first amendment rights to do something other than support your views. That, or you could take the high road and simply keep speaking your own views, but whatever floats your boat.


I missed the part of the 1st Amendment that says I have to shut up when someone else says something I don't agree with.

/Maybe it's on the back, with the treasure map.
 
2012-07-25 02:10:35 PM  
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier:

I would argue that legalized discrimination (within private groups, such as Augusta National Golf Club or the Ku Klux Klan) is an expression of the 1st Amendment right to freely assemble (and implicitly associate). While there is nothing illegal about assclowns being assclowns, I feel that it's perfectly acceptable to call said assclowns out for being assclowns.

Chick-Fil-A's owners and management have every right to believe what they choose to believe. If they control the majority of the company, they have every right to use that money in legal ways that maximize their marginal utility. And I have a legal right to NOT send them money.


To clarify my own words (should have done so earlier), I am only in support of private groups exercising their right to pick their own members/beliefs. Any group that allows the public to join or serves the public or is related to public service should be sued until bankrupt for that crap.

Okay: Starting a private club that's for X only, and serving dinner to X only members at a closed location

Not Okay: Starting a restaurant that allows anyone off the street to come in and eat, then denying service to X individuals.
 
2012-07-25 02:10:41 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: skullkrusher: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yep, keep hammering someone for using their first amendment rights to do something other than support your views. That, or you could take the high road and simply keep speaking your own views, but whatever floats your boat.

I suppose why people should not exert their first amendment rights to disagree with their position will be explained in the next installment

/farking Reader's Digest

Disagreement is fine, but most people are simply attacking messengers with nothing more than frothy anger rants. It might feel good, but it does nothing but make themselves look like immature asshats.


what messengers are being attacked? Chick-Fil-A's President is a d-bag. He's the originator of the message, not the messenger
 
2012-07-25 02:11:09 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo


Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.
 
2012-07-25 02:11:34 PM  

Diogenes: Nabb1: As we suffer through day three of this national crisis, many Americans wonder where it will all end? Where will we get delicious fried chicken wedged between two lightly toasted buttery buns, garnished with a dill pickle with a clean conscience?

The pickle alone should have told us this company is nuts long, long ago.


That's crazy talk right there. The pickle makes it complete. It's salty, tangy, delicious.
 
2012-07-25 02:12:40 PM  

Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.


you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.
 
2012-07-25 02:13:01 PM  
The place will be packed. A place where conservatives can go that's in the middle of a gay firestorm and they can put something juicy in their mouths? They'll break earnings records that day.
 
2012-07-25 02:13:52 PM  

Nabb1: That's crazy talk right there. The pickle makes it complete. It's salty, tangy, delicious.


While pickles are great, generally...they're not all that great on Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

They're not bad...but, they're not great.

Also, the chicken is pretty good, but the waffle fries are awful. What are they frying them in? Foot juice?
 
2012-07-25 02:14:32 PM  

eraser8:
You seemed to blame the Mayor for not defying the US Supreme Court's judgment in Hurley.



Does he have the authority to deny them their parade permission?
 
2012-07-25 02:14:39 PM  

skullkrusher: Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.


Hey, that's genetic. He can't help it. To millions of people, cilantro tastes soapy and metallic. There's some sort of gene that affects how you taste cilantro, and many people of northern European descent don't have it. It's true. Go look it up.
 
2012-07-25 02:14:43 PM  

IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]


Aren't liars condemned to one of the worst levels of Hell?
 
2012-07-25 02:14:46 PM  

Kome: And they're lying about being a teenaged girl on the internet in order to defend their other lies and their PR.


OK, that is hilarious.
 
2012-07-25 02:15:02 PM  
Can you just imagine some tea bagger going to CFA that day and getting his chicken club and waffle fries and sucking on that straw of some Pepsi (not that hippie 'diet Pepsi') and driving away with his furrowed brow thinking "Take THAT, libs!".
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-07-25 02:15:11 PM  

eraser8: Nabb1: That's crazy talk right there. The pickle makes it complete. It's salty, tangy, delicious.

While pickles are great, generally...they're not all that great on Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

They're not bad...but, they're not great.

Also, the chicken is pretty good, but the waffle fries are awful. What are they frying them in? Foot juice?


Santorum.
 
2012-07-25 02:15:11 PM  

Nabb1: pickle: salty. tangy.delicious.


Romney-ized that for you.
 
2012-07-25 02:15:17 PM  

SkinnyHead: IrateShadow: They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

It looks like Jim Henson Company might be using this episode to retaliate against Chick-fil-A for pointing out possible safety issues in their puppet toys.


In this universe, however, causes come before effects and not t'other way 'round.

The Jim Henson Company could only be retaliating against Chick-fil-A for that if Chick-fil-A made the first move regarding the toys, and not after the Jim Henson Company issued their statement saying they won't partner with Chick-fil-A again.

Does your backwards view of everything even extend so far that it shatters your understanding of causation?
 
2012-07-25 02:15:19 PM  
At the end of the day, all of this aside... Chick-Fil-A sucks and I never went there anyway, even when I lived back east. Bojangles is better.
 
2012-07-25 02:15:25 PM  

Diogenes: Nabb1: As we suffer through day three of this national crisis, many Americans wonder where it will all end? Where will we get delicious fried chicken wedged between two lightly toasted buttery buns, garnished with a dill pickle with a clean conscience?

The pickle alone should have told us this company is nuts long, long ago.


www.firehousesubs.com
TAKES ISSUE WITH THAT ASSESSMENT
 
2012-07-25 02:15:41 PM  
Is Huckabee writing his own fatty jokes these days? Cruising for a job as a late night comedy show writer?
 
2012-07-25 02:15:49 PM  

skullkrusher: what messengers are being attacked? Chick-Fil-A's President is a d-bag.


facepalm
 
2012-07-25 02:15:53 PM  

Nabb1: skullkrusher: Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

Hey, that's genetic. He can't help it. To millions of people, cilantro tastes soapy and metallic. There's some sort of gene that affects how you taste cilantro, and many people of northern European descent don't have it. It's true. Go look it up.


bullshiat. Hatred of cilantro is a choice. He probably had parents who hated cilantro and taught him that it was ok.
 
2012-07-25 02:15:53 PM  

eraser8: Nabb1: That's crazy talk right there. The pickle makes it complete. It's salty, tangy, delicious.

While pickles are great, generally...they're not all that great on Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

They're not bad...but, they're not great.

Also, the chicken is pretty good, but the waffle fries are awful. What are they frying them in? Foot juice?


The waffle fries are total ass. For the fat and calories, I'd just as soon eat a second sandwich. I usually just get one sandwich and a lemonade. Of course, I eat Chick-Fil-A maybe once a year.
 
2012-07-25 02:15:56 PM  

skullkrusher: you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.


Anybody's who's been paying attention to this thread knows that I'm not in reflexive agreement with Diogenes...but, he's right about cilantro (if he hates it). That stuff licks Smurf balls.
 
2012-07-25 02:16:12 PM  

skullkrusher: Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.


Puhlease. My legal right to speak ill of cilantro is protected by SCOTUS based on their decision in Homos v. Salsa.
 
2012-07-25 02:16:30 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: skullkrusher: what messengers are being attacked? Chick-Fil-A's President is a d-bag.

facepalm


facepalm all your want, broseph. Just stop whining that people are attacking CFA for being stupid.
 
2012-07-25 02:16:35 PM  

Diogenes:
Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.


i thought it tasted like fresh cut grass myself

options for the owner of chicfila

retract (like that would help)\

dig the hole deeper

not give to the charities of contention and continue with the other charities he gives to (they aren't all anti lgbt groups)

realize that in a nation with a separation of church and state that if the people want something you can't oppose it for strictly religious reasons, and go to my prior point

step down from his chicken sellin position (like that would happen)
 
2012-07-25 02:16:37 PM  

IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]


Wow, falsely claiming a company's products are dangerously defective? Really?

That bone-chilling sound you just heard was Jim Henson Productions' legal team having a collective orgasm.
 
2012-07-25 02:17:07 PM  

eraser8: skullkrusher: you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

Anybody's who's been paying attention to this thread knows that I'm not in reflexive agreement with Diogenes...but, he's right about cilantro (if he hates it). That stuff licks Smurf balls.


I always had you pegged as a cilantro hater
 
2012-07-25 02:17:18 PM  
It's sad and sickening to see narrow-minded bigots go out of their way to patronize hate-mongering companies that actively discriminate against certain groups of people, but it's their right, just as the rest of us have the right to spend our money elsewhere.
 
2012-07-25 02:17:24 PM  
Yeah, a lot of people won't eat at Chick-fil-A anymore, but on the other hand, boy scouts can eat a lot of chicken.
 
2012-07-25 02:17:35 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Aren't liars condemned to one of the worst levels of Hell?


i think that's for catholics,
 
2012-07-25 02:17:43 PM  

Diogenes: skullkrusher: Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

Puhlease. My legal right to speak ill of cilantro is protected by SCOTUS based on their decision in Homos v. Salsa.


teehee. I am assuming that doesn't apply to the dance? You people love that shiat.
 
2012-07-25 02:17:53 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: eraser8:
You seemed to blame the Mayor for not defying the US Supreme Court's judgment in Hurley.


Does he have the authority to deny them their parade permission?


He has to have a legitimate reason...unless he wants to pay them an assload of money.
 
2012-07-25 02:17:58 PM  
It's too trendy to be supporting the rainbow, now. All the hipsters are going to Chick Fil A.
 
2012-07-25 02:18:18 PM  

Kome: IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]

And they're lying about being a teenaged girl on the internet in order to defend their other lies and their PR.


Infinite recursive lying.

I thought bearing false witness was a sin? Any of you jeebus literate farkers help me out?
 
2012-07-25 02:18:33 PM  
I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

gawker.com
 
2012-07-25 02:19:18 PM  

sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

[gawker.com image 612x397]


even the dog is ugly
 
2012-07-25 02:19:19 PM  

Sgt Otter: IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]

Wow, falsely claiming a company's products are dangerously defective? Really?

That bone-chilling sound you just heard was Jim Henson Productions' legal team having a collective orgasm.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net
"GGRRRRAAAAAHHH!!! Animal came!"

 
2012-07-25 02:19:35 PM  

Diogenes: skullkrusher: Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

Puhlease. My legal right to speak ill of cilantro is protected by SCOTUS based on their decision in Homos v. Salsa.


Hey, now. If you don't like cilantro, that's fine. But the rest of us can't help that we are genetically programed to find it awesome.
 
2012-07-25 02:19:57 PM  

sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

[gawker.com image 612x397]


someone needs to put down the chicken sandwich and get his ass out for a walk
 
2012-07-25 02:20:23 PM  

ImpendingCynic: If KFC has any brains at all, they'll jump on this and make a KFC anti Chick-fil-A, pro-rights event out of it.


At a corporate level, KFC has been run by idiots for 10+ years.

They've been chasing Chik-fil-a for some time now, and having this grand opportunity fall into their lap will be completely wasted. Their concept of PR is practically non-existent (Example: Free grilled chicken Oprah coupons!).

Later this year they'll be re-introducing Chicken Littles - that classic tiny little chicken slider sandwich that was hugely popular back in the day and still has a significant fan-following online.

The Chicken Little is back!

Except its not.

Its a totally different sandwich. Its a KFC Snacker with a different bun.

It is nothing at all like a Chicken Little.

So why is it being called a Chicken Little?

Because, at a corporate level, KFC has been run by idiots for 10+ years.

/bitter about the Chicken Little
//getting a kick, etc.
 
2012-07-25 02:20:30 PM  

sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural unattractive than any family with gay parents.


FTFY.
 
2012-07-25 02:20:52 PM  

Headso: sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

[gawker.com image 612x397]

even the dog is ugly


And fat
 
2012-07-25 02:21:24 PM  
I'm confused about why this story has become such a big deal. I find it extremely hard to believe that there isn't a good body of knowledge floating around of people putting much more money into much more destructive causes that doesn't catch on. Of course gays should get equal rights, but at this point the cause has all the momentum and gay marriage is a couple decades away at most barring some sort of cataclysm. This guy's money will not cause a major setback, I'd say that even getting everyone to talk about it is more likely to do that by bringing even more polarization to an issue which is already heavily polarized.
 
2012-07-25 02:21:36 PM  
Ah, if only August 1 fell on a Sunday...
 
2012-07-25 02:22:05 PM  

monoski: This is getting right to the heart of the issue; People who oppose same-sex marriage see it as an attack on their beliefs and are convinced that if it was legal they would be inclined or even forced to run to the local airport bathroom for the sodomy they have been trying to avoid all their lives.


That's the bit that always gets me--I have yet to hear a rational reason why letting gay folks marry would have any effect on the marriages of others.
 
2012-07-25 02:22:22 PM  
I'm about as anti-religion as it gets... but if a very religious business owner or organization was donating part of his profits to feed poor children, help people to gain basic job skills, or some other positive acts that certain members of our society can benefit, then I would not mind at all shopping at their stores at all. Fighting to take people's right is not a positive thing, no matter who is behind it.

I personally don't care if you are religious or not... I care when you try to take away people's choices based on your religion's belief.
 
2012-07-25 02:23:00 PM  

Lorelle: It's sad and sickening to see narrow-minded bigots go out of their way to patronize hate-mongering companies that actively discriminate against certain groups of people, but it's their right, just as the rest of us have the right to spend our money elsewhere.


These are the same people who pulled over to the side of the road and let the cars idle for an hour, because...I'm not sure. Something to do with Mother Palin and Bergen-Belsen Hostel II Fartbongo

wonkette.com
 
Ehh
2012-07-25 02:23:06 PM  
Which one of those fatsos in the scary family picture hanged the dog?

/Too lazy to Google
 
2012-07-25 02:23:11 PM  

rudemix: Headso: sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

[gawker.com image 612x397]

even the dog is ugly

And fat


You only say that because the dog isn't wearing the slimming vertical stripes.
 
2012-07-25 02:23:11 PM  
Mike,
I'll join you on a Chick Fil-A day to end the hate.
Just bring a bus full of the local LGBT advocacy group reps to a store that day and we can all have a nice photo session and a talk about how CFA will no longer promote intolerance. It'll be fabulous.

Bring Bachmann's Husband too. I'm sure he'll finally feel the wave of support he will need to remove his beard.

I never liked Huckabee, but for awhile, I could respect him. I thought he was wrong but principled.
Shows how smart I am.
 
2012-07-25 02:23:47 PM  

sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

[gawker.com image 612x397]


alright ladies...and gay men.... Of the three hucks... which do you marry, which do you F, and which do you kill...
 
2012-07-25 02:24:45 PM  

loonatic112358: Diogenes:
Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

i thought it tasted like fresh cut grass myself

options for the owner of chicfila

retract (like that would help)\

dig the hole deeper

not give to the charities of contention and continue with the other charities he gives to (they aren't all anti lgbt groups)

realize that in a nation with a separation of church and state that if the people want something you can't oppose it for strictly religious reasons, and go to my prior point

step down from his chicken sellin position (like that would happen)


really good solution: STFU for awhile and let it blow over. Americans are a fickle people, and we'll find something else to be all "THIS IS AN OUTRAGE" about in a couple of weeks. In a month's time we'll forget about the whole thing. Because we're like that. We enjoy shiny things. Turds stop being shiny when you stop polishing them. So they should stop polishing. We'll find a new turd.
 
2012-07-25 02:25:07 PM  

theknuckler_33: Can you just imagine some tea bagger going to CFA that day and getting his chicken club and waffle fries and sucking on that straw of some Pepsi (not that hippie 'diet Pepsi') and driving away with his furrowed brow thinking "Take THAT, libs!".


Honestly, that - even more than the public diss from the Muppets and the pathetic way they're attempting damage control - is what amuses me most about this whole kerfuffle.

You show those libs. F*ck that chicken stand like it's your spouse!
 
2012-07-25 02:25:58 PM  

Sgt Otter: IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]

Wow, falsely claiming a company's products are dangerously defective? Really?

That bone-chilling sound you just heard was Jim Henson Productions' legal team having a collective orgasm.


After the fact. Yeah, nothing suspiciously retaliatory about that.
 
2012-07-25 02:27:31 PM  

skullkrusher: Nabb1: skullkrusher: Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

Hey, that's genetic. He can't help it. To millions of people, cilantro tastes soapy and metallic. There's some sort of gene that affects how you taste cilantro, and many people of northern European descent don't have it. It's true. Go look it up.

bullshiat. Hatred of cilantro is a choice. He probably had parents who hated cilantro and taught him that it was ok.


Cilantro is only acceptable when it's between two hot salsas.
 
2012-07-25 02:27:51 PM  
Mike Huckabee is dangerous.

I don't agree with him on pretty much anything. I find a lot of his views somewhere between offensive and oppressive. And yet, I can't not like him.

He's an oversized muppet.
 
2012-07-25 02:28:17 PM  

skullkrusher: Diogenes:

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.


not his fault, it's actually genetic
 
2012-07-25 02:28:30 PM  

Nabb1: Diogenes: Nabb1: As we suffer through day three of this national crisis, many Americans wonder where it will all end? Where will we get delicious fried chicken wedged between two lightly toasted buttery buns, garnished with a dill pickle with a clean conscience?

The pickle alone should have told us this company is nuts long, long ago.

That's crazy talk right there. The pickle makes it complete. It's salty, tangy, delicious.


I read that in Jackie Chiles voice.
 
2012-07-25 02:29:01 PM  

sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

[gawker.com image 612x397]


I see they have no problems with the sins of sloth and gluttony.
 
2012-07-25 02:31:23 PM  

Nabb1: skullkrusher: Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

Hey, that's genetic. He can't help it. To millions of people, cilantro tastes soapy and metallic. There's some sort of gene that affects how you taste cilantro, and many people of northern European descent don't have it. It's true. Go look it up.


I wonder if I have the same thing but with mangos. Mangos taste like feet to me. Pfeh.
 
2012-07-25 02:31:54 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: rudemix: Headso: sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

[gawker.com image 612x397]

even the dog is ugly

And fat

You only say that because the dog isn't wearing the slimming vertical stripes.


The dog looks like a muppet. Maybe it will get recalled because of some reports of kids getting their finger stuck in the hole, even if no one got hurt.
 
2012-07-25 02:32:07 PM  

theknuckler_33: Nabb1: Diogenes: Nabb1: As we suffer through day three of this national crisis, many Americans wonder where it will all end? Where will we get delicious fried chicken wedged between two lightly toasted buttery buns, garnished with a dill pickle with a clean conscience?

The pickle alone should have told us this company is nuts long, long ago.

That's crazy talk right there. The pickle makes it complete. It's salty, tangy, delicious.

I read that in Jackie Chiles voice.


Jackie Chiles' voice was in my head when I wrote it. No lie.
 
2012-07-25 02:32:10 PM  

Headso: alright ladies...and gay men.... Of the three hucks... which do you marry, which do you F, and which do you kill...


And men of Fark, would you let Mrs. Huckabee "strangle your dog"?
 
2012-07-25 02:32:54 PM  

palelizard: Cilantro is only acceptable when it's between two hot salsas.


It's awesome in pho and other Vietnamese food. And Thia food.
 
2012-07-25 02:32:56 PM  

Jackson Herring: skullkrusher: Diogenes:

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

not his fault, it's actually genetic


Nope, it's a learned response. God Loves Pesto!
 
2012-07-25 02:33:34 PM  
Oh, the guy who used to be fat, then lost the weight, and then got fat again only to lost it is passionate about a restaurant - WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED?

/congratulations on your national igloo
 
2012-07-25 02:34:29 PM  
I'm shocked that a family that looks like this

img152.imageshack.us

would defend a fried chicken restaurant so fiercely.
 
2012-07-25 02:34:32 PM  

Nabb1: skullkrusher: Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

Hey, that's genetic. He can't help it. To millions of people, cilantro tastes soapy and metallic. There's some sort of gene that affects how you taste cilantro, and many people of northern European descent don't have it. It's true. Go look it up.


Apparently Portuguese people call cilantro "parsley that the devil pissed on."
 
2012-07-25 02:34:52 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Nabb1: skullkrusher: Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

Hey, that's genetic. He can't help it. To millions of people, cilantro tastes soapy and metallic. There's some sort of gene that affects how you taste cilantro, and many people of northern European descent don't have it. It's true. Go look it up.

I wonder if I have the same thing but with mangos. Mangos taste like feet to me. Pfeh.


You should stop eating feet.
 
2012-07-25 02:35:08 PM  

christianity: I'm confused about why this story has become such a big deal. I find it extremely hard to believe that there isn't a good body of knowledge floating around of people putting much more money into much more destructive causes that doesn't catch on. Of course gays should get equal rights, but at this point the cause has all the momentum and gay marriage is a couple decades away at most barring some sort of cataclysm. This guy's money will not cause a major setback, I'd say that even getting everyone to talk about it is more likely to do that by bringing even more polarization to an issue which is already heavily polarized.


I think it's a big deal because Chick-fil-A has always had this super-friendly, wholesome image, so it's a bit of a shock to see them supporting policies that discriminate against a segment of the population.

Chunkabee isn't even wrong in calling for this day of support or whatever; if Chick-fil-A supports policies he agrees with, then I guess this is consistent. It's the claiming persecution part that infuriates me.
 
2012-07-25 02:35:21 PM  

palelizard: Philip Francis Queeg: rudemix: Headso: sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

[gawker.com image 612x397]

even the dog is ugly

And fat

You only say that because the dog isn't wearing the slimming vertical stripes.

The dog looks like a muppet. Maybe it will get recalled because of some reports of kids getting their finger stuck in the hole, even if no one got hurt.


I also hear that this is his favorite album

www.mindtoss.com
 
2012-07-25 02:37:28 PM  

Diogenes: Boston Mayor Thomas Menino even went so far as to tell the Boston Herald that "Chick-fil-A doesn't belong in Boston."

"You can't have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population," he said, according to the Herald. "We're an open city, we're a city that's at the forefront of inclusion."

Hmm. Gays allowed in your St. Patty's Day parade yet?

Clean your own house, Mayor.


I have to wonder what Mumbles REALLY said. Too many big words there for him not to screw up a couple.
 
2012-07-25 02:37:39 PM  

odinsposse: Jackson Herring: skullkrusher: Diogenes:

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

not his fault, it's actually genetic

Nope, it's a learned response. God Loves Pesto! guac


Fixed, to be more accurate and sound dirtier.
 
2012-07-25 02:37:41 PM  
Came for the fat Huckabee jokes

Leaving satisfied and hungry for chicken.
 
2012-07-25 02:37:49 PM  

Kome: SkinnyHead: IrateShadow: They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

It looks like Jim Henson Company might be using this episode to retaliate against Chick-fil-A for pointing out possible safety issues in their puppet toys.

In this universe, however, causes come before effects and not t'other way 'round.

The Jim Henson Company could only be retaliating against Chick-fil-A for that if Chick-fil-A made the first move regarding the toys, and not after the Jim Henson Company issued their statement saying they won't partner with Chick-fil-A again.

Does your backwards view of everything even extend so far that it shatters your understanding of causation?


The Chick-fil-A sign in the photo says that the voluntary recall of the Henson toys began on 7/19. Hensen announced their boycott of Chick-fil-A the next day, on 7/20.

And besides, the Henson Company knew for long time that Chick-fil-A was a Christian company that donated to pro-marriage organizations. They didn't just discover that on 7/20.
 
2012-07-25 02:38:50 PM  
Was kinda wondering why I'd never heard of this chicken chain before this controversy broke out so I GIS'd a map of CFA locations.

i293.photobucket.com

Apparently, it's a Sou'Eastern thang and a NW coaster wouldn't understand.
 
2012-07-25 02:39:10 PM  

sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

[gawker.com image 612x397]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-25 02:41:45 PM  

DeltaPunch: mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.

So there's no difference between a guy who beats his dog and a guy who donates millions of dollars to anti-gay groups, in the name of disenfranchising basic human rights? If you can't spot the difference, or if you perhaps don't care about rights of your fellow citizens, then you deserve all the artery-clogging cholesterol you can shove into your craw.


If I knew that a business owner beat his dog I would shop there either. And I definitely will never spend another penny at CFA despite the fact that I lived on their sandwiches through my years at Emory U.
 
2012-07-25 02:43:04 PM  

monoski: This is getting right to the heart of the issue; People who oppose same-sex marriage see it as an attack on their beliefs and are convinced that if it was legal they would be inclined or even forced to run to the local airport bathroom for the sodomy they have been trying to avoid all their lives.


Approves
upload.wikimedia.org
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-07-25 02:44:31 PM  

SkinnyHead: Kome: SkinnyHead: IrateShadow: They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

It looks like Jim Henson Company might be using this episode to retaliate against Chick-fil-A for pointing out possible safety issues in their puppet toys.

In this universe, however, causes come before effects and not t'other way 'round.

The Jim Henson Company could only be retaliating against Chick-fil-A for that if Chick-fil-A made the first move regarding the toys, and not after the Jim Henson Company issued their statement saying they won't partner with Chick-fil-A again.

Does your backwards view of everything even extend so far that it shatters your understanding of causation?

The Chick-fil-A sign in the photo says that the voluntary recall of the Henson toys began on 7/19. Hensen announced their boycott of Chick-fil-A the next day, on 7/20.

And besides, the Henson Company knew for long time that Chick-fil-A was a Christian company that donated to pro-marriage organizations. They didn't just discover that on 7/20.


In other news, EmptyHead believes everything he reads on signs, especially on days when they've been caught lying on Facebook.
 
2012-07-25 02:45:03 PM  
i47.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-25 02:46:29 PM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-07-25 02:46:36 PM  

Nabb1: palelizard: Cilantro is only acceptable when it's between two hot salsas.

It's awesome in pho and other Vietnamese food. And Thia food.


I was going for the "gay marriage is only good when it's between two hot chicks" equivalent.

But yes, cilantro is awesome in many things. And today I learned that coriander is from the same plant, so doubly cool.
 
2012-07-25 02:46:42 PM  
his company supports "the biblical definition of the family unit."

Sweet. I've always wanted a few concubines.
 
2012-07-25 02:47:40 PM  
I am surprised that someone who's been a State Governor would decide to speak out on this topic, let alone call for a national appreciation day. I assume he is never going to run for office again and feels free to blurt out opinions on any damn thing.
 
2012-07-25 02:48:21 PM  

Zerochance: christianity: I'm confused about why this story has become such a big deal. I find it extremely hard to believe that there isn't a good body of knowledge floating around of people putting much more money into much more destructive causes that doesn't catch on. Of course gays should get equal rights, but at this point the cause has all the momentum and gay marriage is a couple decades away at most barring some sort of cataclysm. This guy's money will not cause a major setback, I'd say that even getting everyone to talk about it is more likely to do that by bringing even more polarization to an issue which is already heavily polarized.

I think it's a big deal because Chick-fil-A has always had this super-friendly, wholesome image, so it's a bit of a shock to see them supporting policies that discriminate against a segment of the population.

Chunkabee isn't even wrong in calling for this day of support or whatever; if Chick-fil-A supports policies he agrees with, then I guess this is consistent. It's the claiming persecution part that infuriates me.


I remember knowing that CFA was a christian based restaurant back when they featured Bible quotes on their packaging. In n Out does this too.

The difference is that In N Out, despite it's owner being a Born Again, doesn't spend millions backing groups working against the civil rights of others. For Huckabee and others to say its an attack on Christian values is at best disingenuous.
 
2012-07-25 02:48:59 PM  

Fart_Machine: The difference is that In N Out, despite it's owner being a Born Again, doesn't spend millions backing groups working against the civil rights of others. For Huckabee and others to say its an attack on Christian values is at best disingenuous.


they do spend a bunch of money to be inferior to Shake Shack though.

East coast biatches!
 
2012-07-25 02:49:02 PM  

Corvus: BritneysSpeculum: Didn't he write a book about how eating shiat like fried chicken sandwiches will kill you?

But if it's to hate gays that makes it all fine!


i1222.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-25 02:49:47 PM  
keylock71:

Up with Fisting?
 
2012-07-25 02:50:13 PM  
Fake Facebook accounts?

Republicans creating alts?

That is so unlike them.
 
2012-07-25 02:50:36 PM  
I hear PDQ is the jam but haven't been. Thoughts?

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-25 02:51:35 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

"Now, America, the libs want us to *forget* that bucket of... delicious... Chick-fil-A... chicken. Tastiest of the tasty chicken... so tempting. What's that? You want me to eat you? But I'm in the middle of a press conference!"


Link
 
2012-07-25 02:52:57 PM  

Fart_Machine: keylock71:

Up with Fisting?


They don't call it, "The Low End" for nothing...
 
2012-07-25 02:53:04 PM  

NateGrey: Fake Facebook accounts?

Republicans creating alts?

That is so unlike them.


If you have to create an alt to support your argument, you've already lost it.
 
2012-07-25 02:53:42 PM  
the real story here is that a corporation is actively suppressing the rights of people.
 
2012-07-25 02:53:54 PM  

mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.


Good for you for not having principle!
 
2012-07-25 02:54:50 PM  

Zerochance: NateGrey: Fake Facebook accounts?

Republicans creating alts?

That is so unlike them.

If you have to create an alt to support your argument, you've already lost it.


I, Zerochance, agree
 
2012-07-25 02:56:00 PM  

Pincy: Conservatives to Liberals: "Stop using the Free Market to generate change. Only we get to use the Free Market for political purposes"


QFT
 
2012-07-25 02:56:29 PM  

palelizard: And today I learned that coriander is from the same plant, so doubly cool.


Coriander is the exact same plant. In the US we just happen to call the fresh leaves cilantro and the dried seeds coriander, but in many countries even the fresh leaves are called coriander. like in the UK and India (because the word cilantro is Spanish).
 
2012-07-25 02:56:44 PM  
I checked with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is usually the one issuing the statements regarding recalled toys. A rep at the CPSC told me that the agency has no record of any recall related to these toys. I've asked Chick fil-A for comment on why it chose not to involve the CPSC in the recall and will add any statement the company provides on the topic.

UPDATE: In spite of the language on the above sign, a rep for Chick fil-A says "This is not a recall - it is a voluntary withdrawal."


Link

So this seems to be a case of, "You can't fire me! I quit!"
 
2012-07-25 02:57:15 PM  

Jackson Herring: i.imgur.com


Oh great, now I have to boycott Kool Aid too.
 
2012-07-25 02:57:39 PM  
Seriously, why does any self-respecting person want to stand up and be counted among conservatives these days?
 
2012-07-25 02:58:07 PM  

Car_Ramrod: So this seems to be a case of, "You can't fire me! I quit!"


Or "getting quitted"
 
2012-07-25 02:59:01 PM  
Never been to a Chick-fil-A, doubt I will ever go. I'm not even sure I pronounce the name correctly. Is it Chick Filet or Chick Fill-uh? Either way it's dumb.

Come to Seattle. We have real restaurants and don't hate gay people.
 
2012-07-25 02:59:05 PM  
I think I'll go out for some El Pollo Loco on August 1. That'll show 'em.

/plus, it's delicious
//and healthier than Chik-Fil-A.
 
2012-07-25 03:00:48 PM  

skullkrusher: Zerochance: NateGrey: Fake Facebook accounts?

Republicans creating alts?

That is so unlike them.

If you have to create an alt to support your argument, you've already lost it.

I, Zerochance, agree


Me too, DarwiOdrade.
 
2012-07-25 03:02:33 PM  

skullkrusher: Fart_Machine: The difference is that In N Out, despite it's owner being a Born Again, doesn't spend millions backing groups working against the civil rights of others. For Huckabee and others to say its an attack on Christian values is at best disingenuous.

they do spend a bunch of money to be inferior to Shake Shack though.

East coast biatches!


The only Shake Shack I'm familiar with is one in Crystal Cove and it's now owned by Ruby's.
 
2012-07-25 03:02:52 PM  

BritneysSpeculum: Didn't he write a book about how eating shiat like fried chicken sandwiches will kill you?


But gay hating chickens are good for you
 
2012-07-25 03:02:52 PM  

Sgt Otter: IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]

Wow, falsely claiming a company's products are dangerously defective? Really?

That bone-chilling sound you just heard was Jim Henson Productions' legal team having a collective orgasm.


They should totally sue for defamation and then donate any monies they win to some pro-gay civil rights organization just for the lulz.

/Well, yeah and cos it's a good thing to do .
 
2012-07-25 03:03:34 PM  

Imperialism: MacEnvy: Ugh, what a self-aggrandizing piece of shiat that guy turned into.

Huckabee is the ultimate "have a beer with/would never vote for" guy. Good sense of humor going on the Stewart/Colbert/Conan circuit, I think we'd get along if religion and politics never came up.


I hear this "have a beer" all the time. I don't get it. WTF is up with that? Why woudl you want ot have a beer with a farkass like that? It's him and his ilk that keeps me out of bars and drinking at home these days.
 
2012-07-25 03:04:24 PM  

DarwiOdrade: skullkrusher: Zerochance: NateGrey: Fake Facebook accounts?

Republicans creating alts?

That is so unlike them.

If you have to create an alt to support your argument, you've already lost it.

I, Zerochance, agree

Me too, DarwiOdrade.


I am Altacus!
 
2012-07-25 03:05:29 PM  
I stopped going to Chick-fil-A a couple years ago. I tried it a couple times and thought the chicken was nasty. Only excuse I need to avoid them
 
2012-07-25 03:07:34 PM  

SisterMaryElephant: Imperialism: MacEnvy: Ugh, what a self-aggrandizing piece of shiat that guy turned into.

Huckabee is the ultimate "have a beer with/would never vote for" guy. Good sense of humor going on the Stewart/Colbert/Conan circuit, I think we'd get along if religion and politics never came up.

I hear this "have a beer" all the time. I don't get it. WTF is up with that? Why woudl you want ot have a beer with a farkass like that? It's him and his ilk that keeps me out of bars and drinking at home these days.



I'd rather have a beer with BIden. I bet he has some good stories and wouldn't hold back on telling them.
 
2012-07-25 03:08:39 PM  

IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]


minimize? looks like they're making up a totally different reason and running with it.

"reports of children's fingers getting stuck in the holes of the puppets"?
yeah, that's the ticket.
what a bunch of cowardly liars. Why would they make something like that up? do they not want to draw attention to their righteous convictions?
 
2012-07-25 03:08:55 PM  
Why the hell does Chick-fil-a need a day of awareness? Are people not already aware that Chick-Fil-A exists already? Look, I'm not anti-Chick-Fil-A at all but I think it's just a little silly that they need their own day and parades to flaunt that they exist when it doesn't even matter.
 
2012-07-25 03:09:22 PM  

fracto73: I'd rather have a beer with BIden. I bet he has some good stories and wouldn't hold back on telling them.


Oh, man, I would love to go out drinking with Joe Biden. That seems like a recipe for good times.
 
2012-07-25 03:09:51 PM  
Am I the only one that doesn't even like their sandwiches? I mean, who takes an already half-soggy fried chicken sandwich and puts farking pickles on it?
 
2012-07-25 03:11:18 PM  
"Sales are down. How can we increase our market share?"
"Expand into a new market? How about Boston?"
"Too much competition. Besides, people there expect food to taste good."
"How about drumming up some free publicity and increasing our presence in our traditional markets?"
"That's it! We'll say something outrageously homophobic, pretend to be martyrs when the liberals react predictably , then watch the rednecks flock to our defense and our restaurants!"
"Brilliant sir! 450 times the annual salary of one of our workers isn't enough for you!"
 
2012-07-25 03:11:21 PM  

mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.


Are you dumb, or just pretending willful ignorance on this issue?

SisterMaryElephant: Imperialism: MacEnvy: Ugh, what a self-aggrandizing piece of shiat that guy turned into.

Huckabee is the ultimate "have a beer with/would never vote for" guy. Good sense of humor going on the Stewart/Colbert/Conan circuit, I think we'd get along if religion and politics never came up.

I hear this "have a beer" all the time. I don't get it. WTF is up with that? Why woudl you want ot have a beer with a farkass like that? It's him and his ilk that keeps me out of bars and drinking at home these days.


Its a dog whistle for would have anonymous men's room sex with.
 
2012-07-25 03:11:41 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: fracto73: I'd rather have a beer with BIden. I bet he has some good stories and wouldn't hold back on telling them.

Oh, man, I would love to go out drinking with Joe Biden. That seems like a recipe for good times.


I am positive that Biden would be a phenomenal wingman.
 
2012-07-25 03:11:43 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

"Now, America, the libs want us to *forget* that bucket of... delicious... Chick-fil-A... chicken. Tastiest of the tasty chicken... so tempting. What's that? You want me to eat you? But I'm in the middle of a press conference!"


images2.wikia.nocookie.net

/Posted as a picture, not a link.
//Html is hard
 
2012-07-25 03:11:58 PM  

christianity: I'm confused about why this story has become such a big deal. I find it extremely hard to believe that there isn't a good body of knowledge floating around of people putting much more money into much more destructive causes that doesn't catch on. Of course gays should get equal rights, but at this point the cause has all the momentum and gay marriage is a couple decades away at most barring some sort of cataclysm. This guy's money will not cause a major setback, I'd say that even getting everyone to talk about it is more likely to do that by bringing even more polarization to an issue which is already heavily polarized.


It started with the COO of the company making comments over the weekend in an interview about how they are fighting to prevent gay marriage. The Jim Henson Company found out about it and put out a statement that they supported gay marriage and as such they would no longer allow their products to be in kids meals and would give all profits from their business deal with Chik-Fil-A to GLAAD. Now Chik-Fil-A is trying to say that they ended the relationship with the Jim Henson Company because the toys were faulty, and claim they did it last Thursday despite only announcing it after the Muppet press release.

The Boston stuff was mostly just a coattails thing by a politician, just like this Huckabee stuff is.
 
2012-07-25 03:12:17 PM  
Chick-Filled-Hate


farkem, make your own chicken and let the bigots waste their money.
 
2012-07-25 03:12:38 PM  

Aarontology: Do you ask the opinions of every single employee of the places at which you shop?

Are you willing to have your money go to some low level schmoe's paycheck if he's going to donate that money to Fred Phelps?


Bigotry is Chick-fil-A's official policy.
 
2012-07-25 03:14:11 PM  

skullkrusher: Nabb1: skullkrusher: Diogenes: Pants full of macaroni!!: What's all the fuss about? Gays don't even eat chicken sammiches. They all eat vegetables and pesto and cilantro and sh*t.

/and the poo-poo

Fark that. Cilantro tastes like socks made out of aluminum foil to me.

you can be gay all you want, Diogenes but I won't have you talking bad about cilantro. I just won't have it.

Hey, that's genetic. He can't help it. To millions of people, cilantro tastes soapy and metallic. There's some sort of gene that affects how you taste cilantro, and many people of northern European descent don't have it. It's true. Go look it up.

bullshiat. Hatred of cilantro is a choice. He probably had parents who hated cilantro and taught him that it was ok.


Now that's funny.

+1 Internets for you.
 
2012-07-25 03:15:00 PM  

quatchi: Sgt Otter: IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]

Wow, falsely claiming a company's products are dangerously defective? Really?

That bone-chilling sound you just heard was Jim Henson Productions' legal team having a collective orgasm.

They should totally sue for defamation and then donate any monies they win to some pro-gay civil rights organization just for the lulz.

/Well, yeah and cos it's a good thing to do .


They already said that the money Chick-fil-A paid them for the promotion will be donated to pro-marriage equality organizations, which is a great start. I see nothing wrong with suing for defamation.
 
2012-07-25 03:15:18 PM  

IrateShadow: They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:


Wow.

That's pretty Farkin' low.

Eat mor lawsuits, assholes.

(If only there was a way to spend less than zero, there...)
 
2012-07-25 03:16:34 PM  

Fart_Machine: skullkrusher: Fart_Machine: The difference is that In N Out, despite it's owner being a Born Again, doesn't spend millions backing groups working against the civil rights of others. For Huckabee and others to say its an attack on Christian values is at best disingenuous.

they do spend a bunch of money to be inferior to Shake Shack though.

East coast biatches!

The only Shake Shack I'm familiar with is one in Crystal Cove and it's now owned by Ruby's.


just in NY, CT, FL, DC and PA

if you come across one in your travels, get a double shack burger and a concrete. You shan't be disappointed. Though you might get a little bit fatter
 
2012-07-25 03:18:01 PM  
after reading a few random posts I'm compelled to add:

pickles on a chicken sammich = good. anyone who's had a proper shish tawook can tell you the chicken/pickle combo was likely invented by some sort of genius.

cilantro = gross. stinks like old socks.
 
2012-07-25 03:18:46 PM  

MacEnvy: Ugh, what a self-aggrandizing piece of shiat that guy turned into.


Turned into? He's a farking preacher. He started out as self-aggrandizing piece of shiat and then added a few pounds.
 
2012-07-25 03:19:04 PM  

MacEnvy: Ugh, what a self-aggrandizing piece of shiat that guy turned into.


Turned into?
 
2012-07-25 03:19:41 PM  
I'd boycott Chick-Fil-A, except their food is freaking awful so I already don't eat there.

Honestly, how much salt does a chicken nugget need on it? Are you people aware there are flavors other than "salt"? I appreciate that your chicken is actual chicken and not the sort of malformed gunk McDonald's calls chicken, but you don't have to use three pounds of salt per pound of chicken when cooking it.

/ the waffle fries are okay, but I can live without fries.
 
2012-07-25 03:23:30 PM  

Zerochance: NateGrey: Fake Facebook accounts?

Republicans creating alts?

That is so unlike them.

If you have to create an alt to support your argument, you've already lost it.


Well said.
 
2012-07-25 03:24:10 PM  

jst3p: Zerochance: NateGrey: Fake Facebook accounts?

Republicans creating alts?

That is so unlike them.

If you have to create an alt to support your argument, you've already lost it.

Well said.


THIS!
 
2012-07-25 03:24:47 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I'd boycott Chick-Fil-A, except their food is freaking awful so I already don't eat there.


And, as far as fast food goes, expensive as hell.
 
2012-07-25 03:25:04 PM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: Why the hell does Chick-fil-a need a day of awareness? Are people not already aware that Chick-Fil-A exists already? Look, I'm not anti-Chick-Fil-A at all but I think it's just a little silly that they need their own day and parades to flaunt that they exist when it doesn't even matter.


The cilantro gag made me smile but I LOLd at this.

I can't +1 funny you from the mobile page though. :(
 
2012-07-25 03:25:16 PM  

jst3p: Zerochance: NateGrey: Fake Facebook accounts?

Republicans creating alts?

That is so unlike them.

If you have to create an alt to support your argument, you've already lost it.

Well said.


Thanks. You're not me, are you?
 
2012-07-25 03:26:32 PM  

fracto73: SisterMaryElephant: Imperialism: MacEnvy: Ugh, what a self-aggrandizing piece of shiat that guy turned into.

Huckabee is the ultimate "have a beer with/would never vote for" guy. Good sense of humor going on the Stewart/Colbert/Conan circuit, I think we'd get along if religion and politics never came up.

I hear this "have a beer" all the time. I don't get it. WTF is up with that? Why woudl you want ot have a beer with a farkass like that? It's him and his ilk that keeps me out of bars and drinking at home these days.

If I could have my pick I would like to have a couple glasses of wine with Michelle. I bet she would be a riot with a slight buzz.

I'd rather have a beer with BIden. I bet he has some good stories and wouldn't hold back on telling them.

 
2012-07-25 03:29:17 PM  

Kome: IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]

And they're lying about being a teenaged girl on the internet in order to defend their other lies and their PR.


Wow. Just Wow.
 
2012-07-25 03:29:45 PM  
As far as I know, there are no criminal charges, right? You haven't been silenced, you voiced an opinion and people told you to fark off. That isn't oppression, you twats, that is life.


And Christians saying anyone is intolerant is...interesting.
 
2012-07-25 03:29:52 PM  

Zerochance: jst3p: Zerochance: NateGrey: Fake Facebook accounts?

Republicans creating alts?

That is so unlike them.

If you have to create an alt to support your argument, you've already lost it.

Well said.

Thanks. You're not me, are you?


Zero chance of that.
 
2012-07-25 03:30:33 PM  
I couldn't care less about the boycotts/show of support, but this stuff about some city's mayors (Boston, Chicago) actively blocking franchises from opening is utter bullsh*t. The CEO/COO of Chic-fil-A may have some f*cked up attitudes, but as best anyone can tell their restaurants still employ and serve people across the ethnic/religious/sexual orientation spectrum. So until someone proves otherwise Mayors Emanuel and Menino, either prove they discriminate by not hiring or serving certain classes of people or STFU and protest by not attending the ribbon cutting.
 
2012-07-25 03:31:24 PM  

sweetmelissa31: I'm sorry but this is way more unnatural than any family with gay parents

[gawker.com image 612x397]


This just in, vertical stripes do NOT make you look thinner if you're as big as a farking clydsedale.
 
2012-07-25 03:31:29 PM  

Jackson Herring: stop being intolerant of my intolerance and hate, you mean libs :(


Done in 2.
 
2012-07-25 03:35:26 PM  
I have been trying to see what the Muppet toys looked like, but I think it is laughable that Chick-Fil-A seems to be claiming that they are doing a "voluntary recall" of what sounds like finger puppets based on Muppets because fingers are getting stuck in the holes (puppets)...

Sure they are...
 
2012-07-25 03:38:31 PM  
You could go to KFC, Church's, Popeye's, etc or you could just stay home and make a Chick-fil-gay sandwich on that day.
 
2012-07-25 03:40:12 PM  

HeartlineTwist: I have been trying to see what the Muppet toys looked like, but I think it is laughable that Chick-Fil-A seems to be claiming that they are doing a "voluntary recall" of what sounds like finger puppets based on Muppets because fingers are getting stuck in the holes (puppets)...

Sure they are...


i609.photobucket.com

I can kind of see their point.
 
2012-07-25 03:43:01 PM  

abb3w: bloobeary: August 1st - KFC sales go through the roof.

That actually might be a well-proportioned, polite response. What is KFC's stance on gay rights?


Fark that chicken?
 
2012-07-25 03:47:07 PM  
Apparently the Huckster isn't the only one who loves him some holy roller chicken -
Link
 
2012-07-25 03:47:59 PM  
Huckabee has appreciated one too many Chik-fil-A sandwiches in his life.
 
2012-07-25 03:48:19 PM  
I'm starting a Fhuck Huck day.
 
2012-07-25 03:48:52 PM  

HeartlineTwist: I have been trying to see what the Muppet toys looked like, but I think it is laughable that Chick-Fil-A seems to be claiming that they are doing a "voluntary recall" of what sounds like finger puppets based on Muppets because fingers are getting stuck in the holes (puppets)...

Sure they are...


If they're the kind we picked up last week, they're these plastic cubes with slots to put paper facial features in, kind of like a Mr. Potato Head. The cube is split and hinged, so it's vaguely mouth-like, and you put your thumb in the one hole in the back and use a little tab on the top hinged portion to make it look like it's talking--you're actually working the head not the jaw. It's cheap and honestly, kind of a sucky toy, but then again, Chick-fil-a toys have generally sucked, since they don't tend to do movie deals or anything. The Green Lantern toys from McDonald's were a heck of a lot cooler.
 
2012-07-25 03:49:26 PM  
pics3.city-data.com

/I used to buy comic books at one of these.
 
2012-07-25 03:51:22 PM  

HeartlineTwist: I have been trying to see what the Muppet toys looked like, but I think it is laughable that Chick-Fil-A seems to be claiming that they are doing a "voluntary recall" of what sounds like finger puppets based on Muppets because fingers are getting stuck in the holes (puppets)...

Sure they are...


Thank goodness nobody was hurt.... yet.
 
2012-07-25 03:54:06 PM  

p-e-t-e: I couldn't care less about the boycotts/show of support, but this stuff about some city's mayors (Boston, Chicago) actively blocking franchises from opening is utter bullsh*t. The CEO/COO of Chic-fil-A may have some f*cked up attitudes, but as best anyone can tell their restaurants still employ and serve people across the ethnic/religious/sexual orientation spectrum. So until someone proves otherwise Mayors Emanuel and Menino, either prove they discriminate by not hiring or serving certain classes of people or STFU and protest by not attending the ribbon cutting.


Hahahahaha. Try getting a job at CFA as a Muslim. See how long you stick around the first time you don't join in a group prayer.
 
2012-07-25 03:56:09 PM  

SkinnyHead: IrateShadow: They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

It looks like Jim Henson Company might be using this episode to retaliate against Chick-fil-A for pointing out possible safety issues in defamation for claiming there are safety issues with their puppet toys.


Sue their asses for a few million bucks. Then donate THAT money to GLAAD as well.
 
2012-07-25 03:58:32 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: monoski: This is getting right to the heart of the issue; People who oppose same-sex marriage see it as an attack on their beliefs and are convinced that if it was legal they would be inclined or even forced to run to the local airport bathroom for the sodomy they have been trying to avoid all their lives.

They are largely people who think they chose to be straight.


They are straight people who want points for not being gay.
 
2012-07-25 04:00:38 PM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: Why the hell does Chick-fil-a need a day of awareness? Are people not already aware that Chick-Fil-A exists already? Look, I'm not anti-Chick-Fil-A at all but I think it's just a little silly that they need their own day and parades to flaunt that they exist when it doesn't even matter.


Perhaps they need a Chik-fil-A pride parade to help raise awareness of their existence.
 
2012-07-25 04:01:19 PM  

Sgt Otter: IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]

Wow, falsely claiming a company's products are dangerously defective? Really?

That bone-chilling sound you just heard was Jim Henson Productions' legal team having a collective orgasm.


No! The fools! Once wakened they can only be appeased by blood and money... and bloody money.
 
2012-07-25 04:01:58 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yep, keep hammering someone for using their first amendment rights to do something other than support your views. That, or you could take the high road and simply keep speaking your own views, but whatever floats your boat.


How about I hammer them for trying to violate the first amendment by forcing their religious views to be state and federal laws?
 
2012-07-25 04:02:05 PM  
Here's what needs to happen:

1. Same-sex couples in states that have both same-sex marriage and Chick-Fil-A restaurants get marriage licenses .

2. Same-sex couples bring their officiant and a couple of witnesses (at least one recording video) to Chick-Fil-A.

3. Have a quick wedding ceremony in the middle of the restaurant that can be completed before they're all thrown out.

4. Repeat all over the country.

THERE is your protest.
 
2012-07-25 04:04:51 PM  

Aarontology: DeltaPunch: mysticcat: Sometimes a chicken sammich is just a chicken sammich. I don't care if the person making it beats his dog, watches granny porn all-night, cheats on his taxes, or is a moronic bigot. Everyone's got their own issues to deal with. I just want some chicken.

So there's no difference between a guy who beats his dog and a guy who donates millions of dollars to anti-gay groups, in the name of disenfranchising basic human rights? If you can't spot the difference, or if you perhaps don't care about rights of your fellow citizens, then you deserve all the artery-clogging cholesterol you can shove into your craw.

Do you ask the opinions of every single employee of the places at which you shop?

Are you willing to have your money go to some low level schmoe's paycheck if he's going to donate that money to Fred Phelps?


I don't go looking for it, but I sure as shiat won't support it if I know they do!

I haven't eaten at CFA in 10 years after sitting next to a franchise owner on a plane from ATL to San Diego. fark, that was a LOOOOONG flight. Holy rolling assholes. The lot of them.
 
2012-07-25 04:05:47 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: 1. Same-sex couples in states that have both same-sex marriage and Chick-Fil-A restaurants get marriage licenses .


The intersection of those 2 sets is null
 
2012-07-25 04:07:08 PM  

one small post for man: p-e-t-e: I couldn't care less about the boycotts/show of support, but this stuff about some city's mayors (Boston, Chicago) actively blocking franchises from opening is utter bullsh*t. The CEO/COO of Chic-fil-A may have some f*cked up attitudes, but as best anyone can tell their restaurants still employ and serve people across the ethnic/religious/sexual orientation spectrum. So until someone proves otherwise Mayors Emanuel and Menino, either prove they discriminate by not hiring or serving certain classes of people or STFU and protest by not attending the ribbon cutting.

Hahahahaha. Try getting a job at CFA as a Muslim. See how long you stick around the first time you don't join in a group prayer.


I've got no problem with them being sued for that kind of stuff or denied a business license if an existing store was proven to carry on like that. But what's at issue here is some corporate stiff making some sh*tty comments and a few mayors openly admitting they're going to ban some independent franchisee from opening a store in their city. Presumed guilty of some violation of the law before they were even allowed to break ground. People should have a problem with that regardless of what side of the aisle you fall on....I guess unless you'd be equally okay with some republican mayor not allowing a franchise to open in a town because the CEO of that company supports gay marriage.
 
2012-07-25 04:08:41 PM  

IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]


I thought those people weren't supposed to lie.
 
2012-07-25 04:11:02 PM  

p-e-t-e: I guess unless you'd be equally okay with some republican mayor not allowing a franchise to open in a town because the CEO of that company supports gay marriage.


Why would you expect him to be equally okay with that?
 
2012-07-25 04:12:04 PM  

there their theyre: The damned Chick-fil-a near my house always has a damn line all the way around the building for the drive through and the inside is like 10 people deep on 4 registers. The food is ok (its fried chicken on bread with a pickle) but it isn't that good in my opinion to constantly have that many people there.


It's kinda like the Olive Garden. For a restaurant that serves non-distinctive generic Italian style food every time I go by there the parking lot is always nearly full. Boggles the mind, especially when there are other choices in my area that serve damn good Italian.
 
2012-07-25 04:12:29 PM  
I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people. This is the only way these people know how to argue. Think unemployment is high means you are a racist. Don't support healthcare laws means you hate women. Liberals always claim to be morally superior intellectuals but they sure do argue like a child. If any of them actually knew who their fathers were I'm sure they would tell me that he could beat up my dad.
 
2012-07-25 04:12:44 PM  

skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: 1. Same-sex couples in states that have both same-sex marriage and Chick-Fil-A restaurants get marriage licenses .

The intersection of those 2 sets is null


Well, Massachusetts has a couple of them.
 
2012-07-25 04:13:40 PM  

p-e-t-e: I've got no problem with them being sued for that kind of stuff or denied a business license if an existing store was proven to carry on like that. But what's at issue here is some corporate stiff making some sh*tty comments and a few mayors openly admitting they're going to ban some independent franchisee from opening a store in their city. Presumed guilty of some violation of the law before they were even allowed to break ground.


They aren't being presumed guilty of violating anything. They are being told "You are an asshole. We don't want your asshole business in our city."

Perfectly legit.
 
2012-07-25 04:14:00 PM  
Chick-Fil-A can suck it. (And, yes, I appreciate the irony of that particular directive.)
 
2012-07-25 04:14:46 PM  

lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people. This is the only way these people know how to argue. Think unemployment is high means you are a racist. Don't support healthcare laws means you hate women. Liberals always claim to be morally superior intellectuals but they sure do argue like a child. If any of them actually knew who their fathers were I'm sure they would tell me that he could beat up my dad.


You almost had me, well played. You went way over the top at the end though and blew the landing.

4/10 because you will get some bites.
 
2012-07-25 04:15:56 PM  

lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people.


In much of America, traditional marriage once meant that you had to marry inside your race. Was "hate" involved in that? No - it was just "tradition."

Right?
 
2012-07-25 04:16:27 PM  

lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people. This is the only way these people know how to argue. Think unemployment is high means you are a racist. Don't support healthcare laws means you hate women. Liberals always claim to be morally superior intellectuals but they sure do argue like a child. If any of them actually knew who their fathers were I'm sure they would tell me that he could beat up my dad.


I see what you did there.
 
2012-07-25 04:16:48 PM  

lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people.


because "supporting traditional marriage" is done solely because of religious objections to homosexuality. There is absolutely nothing that people who engage in heterosexual marriage lose by allowing homosexual marriage to occur. There is no legal, moral or even logical argument against gay marriage. God is not angry that you want people who care about each other to be able to reap the legal benefits (and drawbacks) that marriage confers. If anything, God is happy that you favor easing the lives of "sinners" if that is what they even are.

You oppose gay marriage because you find homosexuality to be icky. Even that in itself is not objectionable but get over your own selfish feelings and allow people to enjoy life and legal protections as you do.
 
2012-07-25 04:17:18 PM  

lordaction: ...they sure do argue like a child. If any of them actually knew who their fathers were...


It's not often that you see cognitive dissonance back-to-back like that.

Impressive.
 
2012-07-25 04:18:25 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: 1. Same-sex couples in states that have both same-sex marriage and Chick-Fil-A restaurants get marriage licenses .

The intersection of those 2 sets is null

Well, Massachusetts has a couple of them.


a couple of them? Have you ever been to Provincetown? I'd say they've got a far more than a couple.
 
2012-07-25 04:18:33 PM  

lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people. This is the only way these people know how to argue. Think unemployment is high means you are a racist. Don't support healthcare laws means you hate women. Liberals always claim to be morally superior intellectuals but they sure do argue like a child. If any of them actually knew who their fathers were I'm sure they would tell me that he could beat up my dad.


"Hi, I'm lordaction, and I want you Farkers to believe that I've never heard of a dog whistle!"
 
2012-07-25 04:18:49 PM  

lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people. This is the only way these people know how to argue. Think unemployment is high means you are a racist. Don't support healthcare laws means you hate women. Liberals always claim to be morally superior intellectuals but they sure do argue like a child. If any of them actually knew who their fathers were I'm sure they would tell me that he could beat up my dad.


I dont know of it means you hate gay people. It does mean you dont support gay people having equal protection under the law, or general equity to marry who they love. That's pretty passive- aggressive as a message, if not hateful.
 
2012-07-25 04:20:03 PM  

skullkrusher: lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people.

because "supporting traditional marriage" is done solely because of religious objections to homosexuality.


Well, now, let's give Chick-Fil-A's owner benefit of the doubt.

Maybe Dan Cathy is actually against interracial marriage and thinks the Constitution should be amended to deal with Loving v Virginia.

He really should clarify which group of people he thinks are not deserving of equal protection under the law - non-whites or just gays/lesbians.
 
2012-07-25 04:21:07 PM  

skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: 1. Same-sex couples in states that have both same-sex marriage and Chick-Fil-A restaurants get marriage licenses .

The intersection of those 2 sets is null

Well, Massachusetts has a couple of them.

a couple of them? Have you ever been to Provincetown? I'd say they've got a far more than a couple.


Google only showed a couple at first glance, and as I have no interest in ever going to Massachusetts, that's as far as I got.
 
2012-07-25 04:22:01 PM  

lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people. This is the only way these people know how to argue. Think unemployment is high means you are a racist. Don't support healthcare laws means you hate women. Liberals always claim to be morally superior intellectuals but they sure do argue like a child. If any of them actually knew who their fathers were I'm sure they would tell me that he could beat up my dad.


They have financially supported groups that actively fight to keep gays from being able to marry. They support the idea of preventing gays from being married. Preventing gays from getting married is a cause they wanted to donate money too. OK, maybe they don't hate gay people, they just want to continue discriminating against gay couples, that's all.
 
2012-07-25 04:22:09 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: 1. Same-sex couples in states that have both same-sex marriage and Chick-Fil-A restaurants get marriage licenses .

The intersection of those 2 sets is null

Well, Massachusetts has a couple of them.

a couple of them? Have you ever been to Provincetown? I'd say they've got a far more than a couple.

Google only showed a couple at first glance, and as I have no interest in ever going to Massachusetts, that's as far as I got.


Hehe, it was a same-sex couple joke.
 
2012-07-25 04:22:24 PM  

blahpers: lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people. This is the only way these people know how to argue. Think unemployment is high means you are a racist. Don't support healthcare laws means you hate women. Liberals always claim to be morally superior intellectuals but they sure do argue like a child. If any of them actually knew who their fathers were I'm sure they would tell me that he could beat up my dad.

"Hi, I'm lordaction, and I want you Farkers to believe that I've never heard of a dog whistle I'm not an old alt that got dusted off recently!"

 
2012-07-25 04:22:57 PM  

skullkrusher: lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people.

because "supporting traditional marriage" is done solely because of religious objections to homosexuality. There is absolutely nothing that people who engage in heterosexual marriage lose by allowing homosexual marriage to occur. There is no legal, moral or even logical argument against gay marriage. God is not angry that you want people who care about each other to be able to reap the legal benefits (and drawbacks) that marriage confers. If anything, God is happy that you favor easing the lives of "sinners" if that is what they even are.

You oppose gay marriage because you find homosexuality to be icky. Even that in itself is not objectionable but get over your own selfish feelings and allow people to enjoy life and legal protections as you do.


I agree with you except one point. In most countries - looking at Europe - where gay marriage is legalized church's are being shut down and/or having criminal charged put on them for not marrying gays. If a congregation doesn't support it why should they be forced to allow in their house of worship what they consider an abomination.

Everyone who I have spoken with that is against it has this exact same fear.
 
2012-07-25 04:22:57 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: fracto73: I'd rather have a beer with BIden. I bet he has some good stories and wouldn't hold back on telling them.

Oh, man, I would love to go out drinking with Joe Biden. That seems like a recipe for good times.


So much THIS. Sign me the fark up! It would be epic.

/Especially if Joe let me drive the Pontiac up and down Pennsylvania Avenue scoping out teh hawt chicks.
//Bidenmobile = Total. Chick. Magnet.
 
2012-07-25 04:22:59 PM  

skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: skullkrusher: rufus-t-firefly: 1. Same-sex couples in states that have both same-sex marriage and Chick-Fil-A restaurants get marriage licenses .

The intersection of those 2 sets is null

Well, Massachusetts has a couple of them.

a couple of them? Have you ever been to Provincetown? I'd say they've got a far more than a couple.

Google only showed a couple at first glance, and as I have no interest in ever going to Massachusetts, that's as far as I got.

Hehe, it was a same-sex couple joke.


Goddammit.
 
2012-07-25 04:25:08 PM  

lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people. This is the only way these people know how to argue. Think unemployment is high means you are a racist. Don't support healthcare laws means you hate women. Liberals always claim to be morally superior intellectuals but they sure do argue like a child. If any of them actually knew who their fathers were I'm sure they would tell me that he could beat up my dad.


ok..."I support traditional marriage" in America today, usually means (CFA is a good example) "I am against gay marriage". The anti-gay folks are too cowardly to come out and say what they mean so they say something else. It's be like someone who opposes trucks saying "I support cars" rather than actually saying "I'm against trucks"...you know, pathetic.

now no one actually said it means "I hate gay people", like you're pretending, but we are saying that if you're going to actively work to limit the rights of gay people you're a bigot and you wont be selling any chicken to me.
 
2012-07-25 04:25:15 PM  

lordaction: In most countries - looking at Europe - where gay marriage is legalized church's are being shut down and/or having criminal charged put on them for not marrying gays. If a congregation doesn't support it why should they be forced to allow in their house of worship what they consider an abomination.


The First Amendment would cover that...assuming that the Christian Right hasn't weakened the wall of separation too much.

Everyone who I have spoken with that is against it has this exact same fear.

You're trying too hard. Take it down a notch so it's not so obvious.
 
2012-07-25 04:25:22 PM  

lordaction: In most countries - looking at Europe - where gay marriage is legalized church's are being shut down and/or having criminal charged put on them for not marrying gays.


Citation needed.
 
2012-07-25 04:26:24 PM  

quatchi: A Dark Evil Omen: fracto73: I'd rather have a beer with BIden. I bet he has some good stories and wouldn't hold back on telling them.

Oh, man, I would love to go out drinking with Joe Biden. That seems like a recipe for good times.

So much THIS. Sign me the fark up! It would be epic.

/Especially if Joe let me drive the Pontiac up and down Pennsylvania Avenue scoping out teh hawt chicks.
//Bidenmobile = Total. Chick. Magnet.



"I saw the one of me washing a Trans-Am automobile in the driveway shirtless with tattoos all over myself," Biden said, adding: "By the way, I have a Corvette -- a '67 Corvette -- not a Trans-Am."
 
2012-07-25 04:26:24 PM  

jst3p: p-e-t-e: I've got no problem with them being sued for that kind of stuff or denied a business license if an existing store was proven to carry on like that. But what's at issue here is some corporate stiff making some sh*tty comments and a few mayors openly admitting they're going to ban some independent franchisee from opening a store in their city. Presumed guilty of some violation of the law before they were even allowed to break ground.

They aren't being presumed guilty of violating anything. They are being told "You are an asshole. We don't want your asshole business in our city."

Perfectly legit.


Not legit at all. These people are civil servants in place to uphold the laws as they are written and that is it. So unless there is a valid zoning issues or some such other land use ordinance not allowing specific types of businesses in certain locations those civil servants shouldn't give two sh*ts whether it's a Chic-fil-A or Ruth Chris Steakhouse. I'll ask again....would you be okay with a Republican Mayor not allowing a resident of that city to open a franchised business because the CEO of that franchise made comments supporting a liberal cause?
 
2012-07-25 04:26:37 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: He really should clarify which group of people he thinks are not deserving of equal protection under the law - non-whites or just gays/lesbians.


Are you allowed in the country club (as a member, not part of the yard crew)?

No?

Get lost. Popeye's is down the street.
 
2012-07-25 04:26:44 PM  

unexplained bacon: lwe are saying that if you're going to actively work to limit the rights of gay people you're a bigot and you wont be selling any chicken to me.


The less chicken we eat, the more they get to fark.

Win-win.
 
2012-07-25 04:26:57 PM  

lordaction: skullkrusher: lordaction: I just want a liberal to explain to me how supporting traditional marriage means you hate gay people.

because "supporting traditional marriage" is done solely because of religious objections to homosexuality. There is absolutely nothing that people who engage in heterosexual marriage lose by allowing homosexual marriage to occur. There is no legal, moral or even logical argument against gay marriage. God is not angry that you want people who care about each other to be able to reap the legal benefits (and drawbacks) that marriage confers. If anything, God is happy that you favor easing the lives of "sinners" if that is what they even are.

You oppose gay marriage because you find homosexuality to be icky. Even that in itself is not objectionable but get over your own selfish feelings and allow people to enjoy life and legal protections as you do.

I agree with you except one point. In most countries - looking at Europe - where gay marriage is legalized church's are being shut down and/or having criminal charged put on them for not marrying gays. If a congregation doesn't support it why should they be forced to allow in their house of worship what they consider an abomination.

Everyone who I have spoken with that is against it has this exact same fear.


A) They don't have the constitution over there that we do
B) citation needed.
C) being afraid for your church is no reason to continue discrimination by the government
 
2012-07-25 04:27:13 PM  

lordaction: I agree with you except one point. In most countries - looking at Europe - where gay marriage is legalized church's are being shut down and/or having criminal charged put on them for not marrying gays


that is absolutely, positively not a required result of legalizing gay marriage - true or not.
I fully support the right of people to marry others of the same gender while fully supporting religious institutions' right to not perform the ceremony.
 
2012-07-25 04:30:55 PM  

p-e-t-e: Not legit at all. These people are civil servants in place to uphold the laws as they are written and that is it. So unless there is a valid zoning issues or some such other land use ordinance not allowing specific types of businesses in certain locations those civil servants shouldn't give two sh*ts whether it's a Chic-fil-A or Ruth Chris Steakhouse.


I completely disagree. I like to take a trip to the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder from time to time. You know what I like most about it? While there are some chains it is mostly unique stores they you wont find anywhere else. It is by design and I am fine with that. The city wants to create a particular atmosphere and they do a pretty decent job.

I'll ask again....would you be okay with a Republican Mayor not allowing a resident of that city to open a franchised business because the CEO of that franchise made comments supporting a liberal cause?

Yep. Just like I am in favor of cities that don't want a WalMart for whatever reason they choose.
 
2012-07-25 04:31:48 PM  

Expolaris: rufus-t-firefly: He really should clarify which group of people he thinks are not deserving of equal protection under the law - non-whites or just gays/lesbians.

Are you allowed in the country club (as a member, not part of the yard crew)?

No?

Get lost. Popeye's is down the street.


Now I want chicken. *shakes fist*
 
2012-07-25 04:33:58 PM  

DeltaPunch: palelizard: And today I learned that coriander is from the same plant, so doubly cool.

Coriander is the exact same plant. In the US we just happen to call the fresh leaves cilantro and the dried seeds coriander, but in many countries even the fresh leaves are called coriander. like in the UK and India (because the word cilantro is Spanish).


Well I'll be dipped. I learned something new today!
 
2012-07-25 04:35:17 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: ...defamation for claiming there are safety issues with their puppet toys.

Sue their asses for a few million bucks. Then donate THAT money to GLAAD as well.


Defamation? What does a possible safety issue in a kids meal have to do with defamation?
 
2012-07-25 04:36:36 PM  

blahpers: Expolaris: rufus-t-firefly: He really should clarify which group of people he thinks are not deserving of equal protection under the law - non-whites or just gays/lesbians.

Are you allowed in the country club (as a member, not part of the yard crew)?

No?

Get lost. Popeye's is down the street.

Now I want chicken. *shakes fist*


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/Agents of Chik-Fil Et confused by a batch of chicken not fried in hate
//Born and raised in Atlanta, i'm going to miss stuffing all that warm cock in my mouth when i get home, but i support my Gay Bros and their cause.
 
2012-07-25 04:36:36 PM  
F*ck Chick Fil A.

F*ck them and the anti-gay horse they rode in on.
 
2012-07-25 04:37:17 PM  

palelizard: Citation needed.


You mean "FWD: FWD: fw: FWD: fw: fw: fwd: fwd: FW: FW:" isn't a valid citation?
 
2012-07-25 04:38:27 PM  
As I've said in all these threads, I can tolerate an opinion, but once a businesses starts making sizable donations to bigoted organizations so they can keep a group of people they don't like continue to be treated like second-class citizens, they've lost my business.
 
2012-07-25 04:40:17 PM  

SkinnyHead: rufus-t-firefly: ...defamation for claiming there are safety issues with their puppet toys.

Sue their asses for a few million bucks. Then donate THAT money to GLAAD as well.

Defamation? What does a possible safety issue in a kids meal have to do with defamation?


I thought you had a GED in Law.

Saying there's a safety issue without providing any evidence to back it up?

They better have a few incidents on file, or they might as well settle any case that comes up.
 
2012-07-25 04:40:45 PM  

p-e-t-e: I'll ask again....would you be okay with a Republican Mayor not allowing a resident of that city to open a franchised business because the CEO of that franchise made comments supporting a liberal cause?


Asking again doesn't make your false equivalency any less false. Does your hypothetical liberal cause make second class people out of a segment of the population? Does it deny them equal rights?
 
2012-07-25 04:43:11 PM  

jst3p:
I'll ask again....would you be okay with a Republican Mayor not allowing a resident of that city to open a franchised business because the CEO of that franchise made comments supporting a liberal cause?

Yep. Just like I am in favor of cities that don't want a WalMart for whatever reason they choose.


That's usually completely different...in those cases the city councils pass ordinances not allowing the big-box stores in those locations. Those box-stores are also not franchises. What I've referenced are two mayors taking an authoritarian approach to something they don't like.

I suppose the rub for me in all this is the company I work for owns and operates three hotels that are franchises of some nationally known brands. I'm fortunate to be a part owner of one of the hotels. I don't know the politics of the CEO of the franchise and don't give a sh*t what they are. But I'd be pretty pissed if some guy 3,000 miles away made some comments that upset my local mayor and he unilaterally announced that he would make it difficult for my business to get it's business license renewed as a result.
 
2012-07-25 04:46:09 PM  

p-e-t-e: jst3p:
I'll ask again....would you be okay with a Republican Mayor not allowing a resident of that city to open a franchised business because the CEO of that franchise made comments supporting a liberal cause?

Yep. Just like I am in favor of cities that don't want a WalMart for whatever reason they choose.

That's usually completely different...in those cases the city councils pass ordinances not allowing the big-box stores in those locations. Those box-stores are also not franchises. What I've referenced are two mayors taking an authoritarian approach to something they don't like.


You are splitting hairs. You went from "unless there is a valid zoning issues or some such other land use ordinance not allowing specific types of businesses in certain locations those civil servants shouldn't give two sh*ts whether it's a Chic-fil-A or Ruth Chris Steakhouse." to "that's different, it is OK if they aren't a franchise."

I can understand your concern based on your situation but I think you have too much invested to remain objective about this one.
 
2012-07-25 04:48:52 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: p-e-t-e: I'll ask again....would you be okay with a Republican Mayor not allowing a resident of that city to open a franchised business because the CEO of that franchise made comments supporting a liberal cause?

Asking again doesn't make your false equivalency any less false. Does your hypothetical liberal cause make second class people out of a segment of the population? Does it deny them equal rights?


And how exactly does not allowing a Chic fil A in Boston or Chicago deny someone equal rights or make them a 2nd class citizen? Did I miss where the Chic fil A CEO prick announced they were going to stop serving gays or have separate seating and bathrooms for them?
 
2012-07-25 04:49:24 PM  

Sgt Otter: IrateShadow: alizeran: I appreciate how they have no idea how the internet works.

...the chicken sandwich company appears to have made fake Facebook accounts to defend its honor on the social network...

They're also lying to minimize the reason Jim Henson Productions is no longer associating with them:

[i.imgur.com image 618x460]

Wow, falsely claiming a company's products are dangerously defective? Really?

That bone-chilling sound you just heard was Jim Henson Productions' legal team having a collective orgasm.


greenreasoning.com

This is their O-face.
 
2012-07-25 04:50:17 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: I thought you had a GED in Law.

Saying there's a safety issue without providing any evidence to back it up?

They better have a few incidents on file, or they might as well settle any case that comes up.


Psst. He's being deliberately obtuse. It's kind of his thing. You shouldn't give him attention.
 
2012-07-25 04:51:47 PM  
lordaction
I agree with you except one point. In most countries -looking at Europe - where gay marriage is legalized church's are being shut down and/or having criminal charged put on them for not marrying gays.

Wow. So someone pitched you that line and you accepted it without doing any independent verification?

Have you considered the notion that your trust in that person may be misplaced?

There's this old thing called a "con(fidence) game", and the victims swear up and down that the con man just seemed so trustworthy...
 
2012-07-25 04:51:55 PM  
damn it,...want popeyes now.
 
2012-07-25 04:54:25 PM  

p-e-t-e: I suppose the rub for me in all this is the company I work for owns and operates three hotels that are franchises of some nationally known brands. I'm fortunate to be a part owner of one of the hotels. I don't know the politics of the CEO of the franchise and don't give a sh*t what they are. But I'd be pretty pissed if some guy 3,000 miles away made some comments that upset my local mayor and he unilaterally announced that he would make it difficult for my business to get it's business license renewed as a result.


Except it's not just "some guy 3,000 miles away" - it's a guy who you're helping to enrich, and who is advancing a certain political agenda with the money he makes as a result. Yeah, it sucks for you that you went into business with someone who turned out to be such a huge douchebag that this mayor ended up making an announcement like that, but sympathy for you personally will only go so far.
 
2012-07-25 04:57:08 PM  

Bloody William: rufus-t-firefly: I thought you had a GED in Law.

Saying there's a safety issue without providing any evidence to back it up?

They better have a few incidents on file, or they might as well settle any case that comes up.

Psst. He's being deliberately obtuse. It's kind of his thing. You shouldn't give him attention.


He's also as much of a character as any puppet, so it doesn't really matter.
 
2012-07-25 04:57:31 PM  

jst3p: You are splitting hairs. You went from "unless there is a valid zoning issues or some such other land use ordinance not allowing specific types of businesses in certain locations those civil servants shouldn't give two sh*ts whether it's a Chic-fil-A or Ruth Chris Steakhouse." to "that's different, it is OK if they aren't a franchise."

I can understand your concern based on your situation but I think you have too much invested to remain objective about this one.


I'm not splitting hairs. I've been through the zoning process with my local city and have had business plans approved and denied. It is perfectly fine for a council to pass land use ordinances - that's why industrial areas are industrial, residential are residential, commercial are commercial. It's even okay to limit the types of stores; i.e. limiting the # of "big box" stores so as to mitigate traffic, sprawl, etc. it's why strip shopping centers often have a few "anchor stores" and the rest are smaller ones; I'm sure a developer would love the higher rents and larger square footages of all big-box stores in a retail development, but traffic would be a nightmare. I've got no problem with limits like that. It's the heavy-handed, finger-in-the-wind tactics going on that I think set a bad precedent.