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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 377
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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.
 
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