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2012-08-01 11:53:50 AM

Nightmaretony: And on the cool side of it all:

http://nashua.patch.com/articles/nashua-chick-fil-a-to-sponsor-nh-pri d e-fest


Now there's a good guy. I'd eat at his restaurant any day.

Incidentally, I'm also starting a pool on how long it takes for Chick-Fil-A to pull his franchise license. I'm taking one week.
 
2012-08-01 11:54:00 AM
Considering that vote after vote the people of this country do not support gay marriage I would think that in the long run CFA will come out better on this. People will circle the wagons (while in the drive through) and the gay agenda really won't be able to call anything going on right now a victory.

When you have the liberal idiot mayor of NY telling the fascist mayors of Chicago, Boston and San Francisco that they have crossed the line....that should tell you something.
 
2012-08-01 11:59:04 AM

Tellingthem: Just another "outrage of the month". Just like Kony 2012, it will quickly be forgotten and we can move on to next one. We do have a facebook/internet forum witty poster industry to support...


It's harder and harder to find good targets for our daily Two Minute Hate.
 
2012-08-01 12:10:40 PM

Tellingthem: Just another "outrage of the month". Just like Kony 2012, it will quickly be forgotten and we can move on to next one. We do have a facebook/internet forum witty poster industry to support...


Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you don't care about anybody but yourself.
 
2012-08-01 12:21:33 PM

Trackball: Considering that vote after vote the people of this country do not support gay marriage I would think that in the long run CFA will come out better on this. People will circle the wagons (while in the drive through) and the gay agenda really won't be able to call anything going on right now a victory.

When you have the liberal idiot mayor of NY telling the fascist mayors of Chicago, Boston and San Francisco that they have crossed the line....that should tell you something.


Fascism is well known as a tolerant and inclusive political philosophy. Your Civics education is commendable.
 
2012-08-01 12:27:39 PM

HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: Just another "outrage of the month". Just like Kony 2012, it will quickly be forgotten and we can move on to next one. We do have a facebook/internet forum witty poster industry to support...

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you don't care about anybody but yourself.


Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you think that I don't care about anything because I posted a comment on how this is the new internet outrage and that people will find something else to be outraged about next month. But hey if you feel the need to judge me and make assumptions about me then go ahead. The internet really isn't serious business after all.
 
2012-08-01 12:31:57 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Man, whatever.

The guy is a bible-banging dickhole, but it's a privately held company. He's entitled to his shiatty opinion and he can do what he wants with his business. I'm not going to stop eating spicy chicken sandwiches and waffle fries with lemonade because I don't agree with his politics.


"Even though I may not agree with what you say, I will defend to my death your right to say it."

/I support his right to say what he wants and do what he wants with his money
//I support my right to eat a delicious sandwich
 
2012-08-01 12:43:51 PM

grinding_journalist: "Even though I may not agree with what you say, I will defend to my death your right to say it."

/I support his right to say what he wants and do what he wants with his money
//I support my right to eat a delicious sandwich


No one's saying the guy should be thrown in jail for being a dickhead. He's free to say what he wants and people who disagree with his opinions are free to call him a dickhead and not buy his chicken sandwiches.
 
2012-08-01 12:52:52 PM
It's nice to know no business occurred on Wednesday
 
2012-08-01 01:02:34 PM

Trackball: e gay agenda really won't be able to call anything going on right now a victory.


It's sad that you live in a world where Equal Protection Under the Law is an "Agenda."

You are a bad person.
 
2012-08-01 01:08:11 PM

Raharu: beta_plus: Raharu: beta_plus: Just had a chick-fil-a breakfast biscuit with bacon, cheese, eggs, and ranch dressing. A normally delicious meal transcended to another plane of existence when marinated in impotent disingenuous liberal tears.

Confirmed for Bigot.

Confirmed for right of association and use of private property for me, but not for thee.

You eat there knowing they donate to groups whos goals are to deny people rights and change them into 2nd class citizens. You're free to be a bigot. Expect people to call you on it, and treat you accordingly.


The line at my local chick-fil-a in Arlington, VA (probably last voted Republican since ... never) is out the door as I write this. Racially and ethnically diverse, too. CRY MOAR.

/marriage isn't a right - it's a contract
//free speech and association are rights
///don't believe you for a minute that you won't use gay marriage to force privately owned and operated Churches you don't like to marry homosexuals
 
2012-08-01 01:20:26 PM

Trackball: Considering that vote after vote the people of this country do not support gay marriage I would think that in the long run CFA will come out better on this. People will circle the wagons (while in the drive through) and the gay agenda really won't be able to call anything going on right now a victory.

When you have the liberal idiot mayor of NY telling the fascist mayors of Chicago, Boston and San Francisco that they have crossed the line....that should tell you something.


I agree with you on that point, In a similar vein, when the Berenstein family is trying to distance themselves from you due to your stated beliefs and donations, maybe that too should tell you something.
 
2012-08-01 01:27:50 PM

beta_plus:
/marriage isn't a right - it's a contract
//free speech and association are rights
///don't believe you for a minute that you won't use gay marriage to force privately owned and operated Churches you don't like to marry homosexuals


Even if your first point I quote above was true, being denied marriage denies a large number of other rights.

Furthermore, your 3rd point I quote is complete and utter BS. I am a Christian, married to a Jew. This is completely legal (now, anyways) in America. However, any number of private institutions (Churches and Synagogues, Priests and Rabbis) had no problem telling us they wouldn't be performing the ceremony, thank you very much.

If religious objection is a suitable reason for denying marriage, then all interfaith marriages should be annulled then is it?

/My words have more weight in this argument - see, I have the title of Reverend in my name!
 
2012-08-01 03:17:22 PM

grinding_journalist: /I support his right to say what he wants and do what he wants with his money


And yet, you'll probably turn around and yell at how Obammer is spending all your tax dollars on the lazy welfare queens...

/If you don't care where your chicken money goes, why care where your tax money goes?
 
2012-08-01 03:34:43 PM
Good thing they avoided 'good PR'... Else the restaurants would be empty today.
 
2012-08-01 03:43:30 PM
IlGreven
/If you don't care where your chicken money goes, why care where your tax money goes?

An interesting analogy, but a little flawed. We have less say where our tax money goes,and often have to go to great lengths to have that little bit of a "say".

A percentage of my tax money goes to help people who cannot help themselves due to injury, health problems or just plain old bad luck. A percentage of that welfare money goes to people who are bilking the system by being lazy and having kids they know they cannot afford. I accept this as the cost of helping the people who need it. Similarly, my chicken money may go to multiple things that are good (including employing people)-but not all of them may be for things I believe in completely.
 
2012-08-01 03:44:08 PM

IlGreven: grinding_journalist: /I support his right to say what he wants and do what he wants with his money

And yet, you'll probably turn around and yell at how Obammer is spending all your tax dollars on the lazy welfare queens...

/If you don't care where your chicken money goes, why care where your tax money goes?


One is a choice, the other is a mandate. I'm sure I could find something to be upset about when it came to any vendor I come into contact with. At the end of the day, they're free to support whatever causes they want, and I'm free to continue to do business with them, or take it elsewhere if I don't agree with their choices. The key point is, I have a CHOICE in the matter, and they have the RIGHT to their own beliefs.

I HAVE to pay taxes, so yes, I don't appreciate frivolous junkets or pork barrel projects since they rob me to enrich someone else and I have NO SAY in the matter. And don't say my "vote" is my say, we both know the little man has no voice when going up against special interests.

/I don't view social services that way BTW.
//Don't care for Obama
///Or any other politician for that matter
 
2012-08-01 04:22:29 PM

Tellingthem: HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: Just another "outrage of the month". Just like Kony 2012, it will quickly be forgotten and we can move on to next one. We do have a facebook/internet forum witty poster industry to support...

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you don't care about anybody but yourself.

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you think that I don't care about anything because I posted a comment on how this is the new internet outrage and that people will find something else to be outraged about next month. But hey if you feel the need to judge me and make assumptions about me then go ahead. The internet really isn't serious business after all.


Judge everyone else. Make assumptions about everyone else.
[Scumbag Steve.jpg]
Whine about others judging and making assumptions about me.
 
2012-08-01 04:34:00 PM

The Homer Tax: mesmer242: See, I do have a problem with that then. The SPLC researches before labeling, and I trust them far more than a bunch of outraged people on the internet. "Hate group" is a very heavy term that should be used carefully or we will all suffer.

They give money to groups that actively fight and organize against equal rights for homosexual unions. What would be your preferred word to describe that?

Because I think when you look at someone and say "I disapprove of who you are and how you live so much that I will actively fight to deny you equal protections under the law as protected by the Constitution. I want to literally create a second, lower class of citizen than I who is entitled to fewer protections under the law, and I want to make you a part of that group..."

To me "hatred" is a very accurate way to describe a statement like that, what description would you use?


How about "Republican"?
 
2012-08-01 05:11:04 PM

ReverendLoki: beta_plus:
/marriage isn't a right - it's a contract
//free speech and association are rights
///don't believe you for a minute that you won't use gay marriage to force privately owned and operated Churches you don't like to marry homosexuals

Even if your first point I quote above was true, being denied marriage denies a large number of other rights.

Furthermore, your 3rd point I quote is complete and utter BS. I am a Christian, married to a Jew. This is completely legal (now, anyways) in America. However, any number of private institutions (Churches and Synagogues, Priests and Rabbis) had no problem telling us they wouldn't be performing the ceremony, thank you very much.

If religious objection is a suitable reason for denying marriage, then all interfaith marriages should be annulled then is it?

/My words have more weight in this argument - see, I have the title of Reverend in my name!


Actually, you've already done precisely what I said in point 3.

Try harder.
 
2012-08-01 05:20:40 PM

HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: Just another "outrage of the month". Just like Kony 2012, it will quickly be forgotten and we can move on to next one. We do have a facebook/internet forum witty poster industry to support...

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you don't care about anybody but yourself.

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you think that I don't care about anything because I posted a comment on how this is the new internet outrage and that people will find something else to be outraged about next month. But hey if you feel the need to judge me and make assumptions about me then go ahead. The internet really isn't serious business after all.

Judge everyone else. Make assumptions about everyone else.
[Scumbag Steve.jpg]
Whine about others judging and making assumptions about me.


If the Chick Fil A thing goes on for more than one month then you were right and I was wrong. If it fades out though with no meaningful change and some other thing has captured the hearts and minds of the internet...(say In 'N Out, or some other African warlord) then I was right and you were wrong. Either way I'm sure both of us will forget about it and be complaining about something else or calling other people "cool and awesome" in a sarcastic tone.
 
2012-08-01 05:30:15 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Man, whatever.

The guy is a bible-banging dickhole, but it's a privately held company. He's entitled to his shiatty opinion and he can do what he wants with his business. I'm not going to stop eating spicy chicken sandwiches and waffle fries with lemonade because I don't agree with his politics.


But you're okay with funding those politics?

I mean, if that's your priority, then that's fine, but you need to acknowledge that you're helping to fund some really ugly organizations who've got some rather nasty agendas.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't have your chicken sandwich, but I am suggesting that maybe it would be worth your while to find someone else who's got a decent enough sandwich without having your money funneled to organizations with a mission to put gays back in the closet.

No one's asking you to picket them with protest signs and bad folk songs, but maybe it's not too much to ask for something just a bit smaller that would still let you have a nice lunch?
 
2012-08-01 05:31:27 PM

beta_plus: ReverendLoki: beta_plus:
/marriage isn't a right - it's a contract
//free speech and association are rights
///don't believe you for a minute that you won't use gay marriage to force privately owned and operated Churches you don't like to marry homosexuals

Even if your first point I quote above was true, being denied marriage denies a large number of other rights.

Furthermore, your 3rd point I quote is complete and utter BS. I am a Christian, married to a Jew. This is completely legal (now, anyways) in America. However, any number of private institutions (Churches and Synagogues, Priests and Rabbis) had no problem telling us they wouldn't be performing the ceremony, thank you very much.

If religious objection is a suitable reason for denying marriage, then all interfaith marriages should be annulled then is it?

/My words have more weight in this argument - see, I have the title of Reverend in my name!

Actually, you've already done precisely what I said in point 3.

Try harder.


So, wait, the local UMC owns, per the article, ALL of the property in this town. Furthermore, the one bit of property in question, is not part of any church structure, but rather is an outdoor boardwalk, that has been officially and legally made available to the public?

Yeah, that has no relation to your statement at all.

In this case, the church tried to prevent a ceremony on, for what is all intents and purposes, legally publicly accessible land, At no point was the local UMC required to acknowledge the validity of the marriage, nor did they force any UMC clergy to perform the ceremony, nor was any private church property used in the ceremony.

Yeah, but other than that, it's exactly the same.

I also notice that you deftly skirted my other argument on that point. I would like to hear your reply to that.
 
2012-08-01 05:49:21 PM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-08-01 05:53:20 PM
That little, buffalo? Don't look like over half the population of the US in that picture, buddy.
 
2012-08-01 06:04:46 PM

Tellingthem: HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: Just another "outrage of the month". Just like Kony 2012, it will quickly be forgotten and we can move on to next one. We do have a facebook/internet forum witty poster industry to support...

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you don't care about anybody but yourself.

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you think that I don't care about anything because I posted a comment on how this is the new internet outrage and that people will find something else to be outraged about next month. But hey if you feel the need to judge me and make assumptions about me then go ahead. The internet really isn't serious business after all.

Judge everyone else. Make assumptions about everyone else.
[Scumbag Steve.jpg]
Whine about others judging and making assumptions about me.

If the Chick Fil A thing goes on for more than one month then you were right and I was wrong. If it fades out though with no meaningful change and some other thing has captured the hearts and minds of the internet...(say In 'N Out, or some other African warlord) then I was right and you were wrong. Either way I'm sure both of us will forget about it and be complaining about something else or calling other people "cool and awesome" in a sarcastic tone.


Regardless whether it's about Chick-Fil-A or something else, you'll still be in every thread to talk about how cool and disinterested you are, so I guess you at least have consistency on your side.
 
2012-08-01 06:04:50 PM

Tellingthem: HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: Just another "outrage of the month". Just like Kony 2012, it will quickly be forgotten and we can move on to next one. We do have a facebook/internet forum witty poster industry to support...

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you don't care about anybody but yourself.

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you think that I don't care about anything because I posted a comment on how this is the new internet outrage and that people will find something else to be outraged about next month. But hey if you feel the need to judge me and make assumptions about me then go ahead. The internet really isn't serious business after all.

Judge everyone else. Make assumptions about everyone else.
[Scumbag Steve.jpg]
Whine about others judging and making assumptions about me.

If the Chick Fil A thing goes on for more than one month then you were right and I was wrong. If it fades out though with no meaningful change and some other thing has captured the hearts and minds of the internet...(say In 'N Out, or some other African warlord) then I was right and you were wrong. Either way I'm sure both of us will forget about it and be complaining about something else or calling other people "cool and awesome" in a sarcastic tone.


Regardless whether it's about Chick-Fil-A or something else, you'll still be in every thread to talk about how cool and disinterested you are, and make a big production about how little you care, so I guess you at least have consistency on your side.
 
2012-08-01 06:05:26 PM
OK, apparently it posted when I was previewing? WTF?
 
2012-08-01 06:07:30 PM

Buffalo77: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x539]


Wrong. Getting fat off of fried chicken doesn't require you to be literate enough to fill out a few forms.
 
2012-08-01 06:10:53 PM
Nightmaretony
That little, buffalo? Don't look like over half the population of the US in that picture, buddy.

Doesn't need to be half, just enough to tip the scale in a few swing states and to energize the base.

Did you see the article about the 3800 african american pastors who are launching a campaign against PBO's stance of gay marriage. Thats got to demoralize the demographic. Maybe he only get 80% of that base in the election or maybe they just stay home.
 
2012-08-01 06:57:13 PM

HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: HeartBurnKid: Tellingthem: Just another "outrage of the month". Just like Kony 2012, it will quickly be forgotten and we can move on to next one. We do have a facebook/internet forum witty poster industry to support...

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you don't care about anybody but yourself.

Wow, you're so cool and awesome the way you think that I don't care about anything because I posted a comment on how this is the new internet outrage and that people will find something else to be outraged about next month. But hey if you feel the need to judge me and make assumptions about me then go ahead. The internet really isn't serious business after all.

Judge everyone else. Make assumptions about everyone else.
[Scumbag Steve.jpg]
Whine about others judging and making assumptions about me.

If the Chick Fil A thing goes on for more than one month then you were right and I was wrong. If it fades out though with no meaningful change and some other thing has captured the hearts and minds of the internet...(say In 'N Out, or some other African warlord) then I was right and you were wrong. Either way I'm sure both of us will forget about it and be complaining about something else or calling other people "cool and awesome" in a sarcastic tone.

Regardless whether it's about Chick-Fil-A or something else, you'll still be in every thread to talk about how cool and disinterested you are, and make a big production about how little you care, so I guess you at least have consistency on your side.


And you will be right there to complain that anyone who talks negatively about a fad protest is "cool and disinterested". So I guess we are just cut from the same cloth. Anyway, want to start a facebook/internet forum witty poster business with me? If we are both going to be doing the same things over and over we might as well make some money in the process.
 
2012-08-01 07:00:10 PM

Buffalo77: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x539]


Not really, those people just decreased their odds of making it to November by clogging their arteries with more shiat.
 
2012-08-01 08:45:13 PM
SN1987a goes boom




Buffalo77: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x539]

Not really, those people just decreased their odds of making it to November by clogging their arteries with more shiat.



You can hope. In fact, why don't you pray to the Lord that this will happen. I'm sure that in accordance with your values.
 
2012-08-01 11:32:27 PM
I posted this elsewhere, my local paper had a article about the turn out at our local Chick-Fil-A's...

People are idiots.

The article in my local paper is full of win...

Link

Just some quotes...

"I patronized Chick-fil-A because of all the controversy," said Bob Mason, of Middletown, as he walked out of the restaurant in the Governors Square Shopping Center on U.S. 40. "I'm against any discrimination....it's un-American. The family is the bedrock of our society. If people don't like it, they don't have to eat here."

"We need to stand up for our beliefs and traditions," Read said. "We don't hate gays, we love them. We just don't believe in their beliefs. That's their choice..."
 
2012-08-01 11:33:16 PM
Feel free to join in the comments there, I already had someone ask me where I got my baseless claim that Chick-Fil-A discriminates...
 
2012-08-01 11:49:58 PM

Buffalo77: SN1987a goes boom

Buffalo77: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x539]

Not really, those people just decreased their odds of making it to November by clogging their arteries with more shiat.


You can hope. In fact, why don't you pray to the Lord that this will happen. I'm sure that in accordance with your values.


Praying won't effect the fact that eating fast food is bad for you.
 
2012-08-02 01:37:54 AM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: No one's asking you to picket them with protest signs and bad folk songs, but maybe it's not too much to ask for something just a bit smaller that would still let you have a nice lunch?


I vote against the laws that bigots propose and the politicians who back them.

That makes a hell of a lot more difference than wringing my hands over whether a tenth of a penny from my sandwich went to an organization I don't agree with.

/Besides, Wendy's chicken is like rubber.
 
2012-08-02 03:26:14 AM

Tellingthem: And you will be right there to complain that anyone who talks negatively about a fad protest is "cool and disinterested". So I guess we are just cut from the same cloth. Anyway, want to start a facebook/internet forum witty poster business with me? If we are both going to be doing the same things over and over we might as well make some money in the process.


You two can start with this:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-02 03:41:28 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: He's entitled to his shiatty opinion and he can do what he wants with his business.


He absolutely is entitled to do whatever he wants (though I'm not sure what being a private company has to do with that). Just like everyone who doesn't want this dude to have any more money to spend on his political causes can refuse to do business with him.
 
2012-08-02 04:48:53 AM

profplump: He absolutely is entitled to do whatever he wants (though I'm not sure what being a private company has to do with that).


Everything, actually. If the company is privately owned by Dan Cathy, it's literally his company. It doesn't belong to shareholders and investors. If it were a publicly-traded company, the president or CEO or whatever his position would be, would be beholden to the interests of the shareholders. Effectively he'd be supporting some rather unpleasant causes with other people's investments.

//I'm not really sure why nearly everyone who replied to my initial statement had to say something about protestors having the right to boycott.
//No shiat, Sherlock. It is absolutely your right to not eat at CFA in protest. But it's still a token gesture.
//The guy is already most likely a multi-millionaire thanks to his business. Denying him a few thousand is mainly a feel-good measure.
 
2012-08-02 11:42:21 AM

beta_plus: Even if hitler owned chick-fil-a, I'd still buy their breakfast burrito.


And you'd still be an asshole.
 
2012-08-02 12:55:29 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: //I'm not really sure why nearly everyone who replied to my initial statement had to say something about protestors having the right to boycott.


Might have something to do with CFA supporters going on and on about "censorship" and "thought police" and "freedom of religion" and "freedom of speech" and what not.
 
2012-08-03 05:36:57 AM

Jodeo: natazha: "the biblical definition of the family unit,"

So, where are my concubines?

The bible is chock full of sinners. Don't confuse their breaking of God's plan with permission to go and do likewise. It was Adam and Eve, not Abraham and Sarah and Hagar and his Concubines.

God hates divorce, too. Just sayin'.


Soooooo just A-OK with incest that sounds so much better.....

unless there were others in the "garden" that is what you are saying.
 
2012-08-03 06:51:01 AM

Buffalo77: SN1987a goes boom

Buffalo77: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x539]

Not really, those people just decreased their odds of making it to November by clogging their arteries with more shiat.


You can hope. In fact, why don't you pray to the Lord that this will happen. I'm sure that in accordance with your values.



Why pray, wish, cast magic incantations, or whatever you want to believe; when looking at all that white hare in that picture? I can't see many of them living through to many more elections, with or without all that salt intake. No malice in pointing out the truth.
 
2012-08-03 02:24:47 PM

Cheesus: Dougie AXP: Cheesus: PanicMan: *snip*

Cheesus: where is this Wendy's located? I'd like to make sure their general manager gets a good biatch slapping.

I believe it's the one in Hickory, NC on US 70.


The one in Biltmore Village (Asheville) has John 3:16 on a plaque by the register, and plays Christian rock on their speakers. Now that I think of it, I've seen that plaque in just about every Wendy's I've been in. I still like their chicken nuggets, though.

Re: Chik-fil-a, It's easy for me to avoid eating there. I think their chicken is horrible. Good waffle fries, but horrible chicken.
 
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