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2012-08-01 04:20:53 PM
You sound stupid, subby. I wouldn't post any more if I were you.
 
2012-08-01 04:23:54 PM
Big clucking deal
 
2012-08-01 04:26:27 PM
And you boycotters inspired them.

Congratulations.
 
2012-08-01 04:28:48 PM

Aarontology: And you boycotters inspired them.

Congratulations.


Explain to me how boycotting Chick-fil-a is a bad thing? Because they got a one day bump from anti-boycotters? because it made some people feel bad? Because it adds to the absurd persecution complex?

I'm ok with all of that.
 
2012-08-01 04:28:52 PM
I'd suck a dick for some Chick-Fil-A right about now.
 
2012-08-01 04:30:02 PM

Aarontology: And you boycotters inspired them.

Congratulations.


They were likely going to cram SOME form of fast food into their mouths today anyway; the only real effect of this is a temporary hit to Arby's and Waffle House's profits.
 
2012-08-01 04:33:22 PM

what_now: Aarontology: And you boycotters inspired them.

Congratulations.

Explain to me how boycotting Chick-fil-a is a bad thing? Because they got a one day bump from anti-boycotters? because it made some people feel bad? Because it adds to the absurd persecution complex?

I'm ok with all of that.


I think many of the people "boycotting" Chick-fil-A probably refused to patronize them before because of the religious bent of the corporate officers. Regionally, Chick-fil-A is most heavily concentrated in the Southeast where this sort of issue probably won't put much of a dent in their sales. How many times have you eaten at Chick-fil-A before this past week?
 
2012-08-01 04:34:03 PM

what_now: Aarontology: And you boycotters inspired them.

Congratulations.

Explain to me how boycotting Chick-fil-a is a bad thing? Because they got a one day bump from anti-boycotters? because it made some people feel bad? Because it adds to the absurd persecution complex?

I'm ok with all of that.


Because it drove people there, thus increasing the company profits and the amount of money available to donate to anti-gay campaigns.

Because slacktivists think that not doing anything is actually going to do something for gay rights. Especially given that so many people boycotting never spent a dime there to begin with.

Because it's yet another trendy bit of "activism" that accomplishes nothing. Just like the anti-Kony thing. The boycott has done nothing but increase chick-fil-a's profits, and made slackers feel better about themselves.
 
2012-08-01 04:34:53 PM
Hopefully the huge one day jump in transfats and cholesterol will have the beneficial effect of cleaning out the gene pool a little earlier.
 
2012-08-01 04:35:25 PM

BunkoSquad: They were likely going to cram SOME form of fast food into their mouths today anyway; the only real effect of this is a temporary hit to Arby's and Waffle House's profits.


Yes, and they decided to go to chick-fil-a, thus making more money available to donate to anti-gay campaigns.

Now it's become a cause celebre for every dumb ass reactionary theocrat.
 
2012-08-01 04:45:57 PM

Nabb1: How many times have you eaten at Chick-fil-A before this past week?


in the Northeast? Probably only a few times, because we don't have many. But then they thought about opening a store in Boston, and now they probably won't.

Aarontology: Because slacktivists think that not doing anything is actually going to do something for gay rights. Especially given that so many people boycotting never spent a dime there to begin with.


Except that they were thinking of opening a store in Boston, and now they probably won't.

Boycotting Chik-Fil-A, LLBean, Dominoes, WHOEVER, is a personal choice that people make based on their own conscience.

There won't be lines out the door every day. This is the equivalent of the "Don't buy gas on Wednesday" bullshiat- unless you make the choice to ALWAYS or NEVER patronize a certain establishment, choosing to do so one day early does is useless.
 
2012-08-01 04:46:09 PM

Aarontology: BunkoSquad: They were likely going to cram SOME form of fast food into their mouths today anyway; the only real effect of this is a temporary hit to Arby's and Waffle House's profits.

Yes, and they decided to go to chick-fil-a, thus making more money available to donate to anti-gay campaigns.

Now it's become a cause celebre for every dumb ass reactionary theocrat.


So, how do we voice our disapproval when companies do things we find abhorrent?

And before you go into your "write your Congressman" schtick, bear in mind that I already do.
 
2012-08-01 04:47:02 PM

Aarontology: Yes, and they decided to go to chick-fil-a, thus making more money available to donate to anti-gay campaigns.


You're right, we should have kept our mouths shut and eaten the chicken. That's a WAAAY better plan. Because now, there are people who are mad at us.
 
2012-08-01 04:48:20 PM

susansto-helit: So, how do we voice our disapproval when companies do things we find abhorrent?

And before you go into your "write your Congressman" schtick, bear in mind that I already do.


Your congressman is useless in such a case. You choose who you will or will not support with your dollars, and a boycott is the ONLY THING that has ever worked.
 
2012-08-01 04:48:25 PM

Nabb1: what_now: Aarontology: And you boycotters inspired them.

Congratulations.

Explain to me how boycotting Chick-fil-a is a bad thing? Because they got a one day bump from anti-boycotters? because it made some people feel bad? Because it adds to the absurd persecution complex?

I'm ok with all of that.

I think many of the people "boycotting" Chick-fil-A probably refused to patronize them before because of the religious bent of the corporate officers. Regionally, Chick-fil-A is most heavily concentrated in the Southeast where this sort of issue probably won't put much of a dent in their sales. How many times have you eaten at Chick-fil-A before this past week?


I'm in Oklahoma. I ate Chick-fil-A's salads fairly regularly. I don't anymore. I work at a university. No one in my department (that I know of) eats there anymore, and it was once a pretty regular thing to see in the hands of the people I work with.
 
2012-08-01 04:49:36 PM

what_now: susansto-helit: So, how do we voice our disapproval when companies do things we find abhorrent?

And before you go into your "write your Congressman" schtick, bear in mind that I already do.

Your congressman is useless in such a case. You choose who you will or will not support with your dollars, and a boycott is the ONLY THING that has ever worked.


Agreed. And believe me, I do.
 
2012-08-01 04:49:45 PM

Aarontology: And you boycotters inspired them.

Congratulations.


I actually stopped a person from eating there today, so there's that. I got in an argument with a fundy in my office over them (everyone thought "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" was started by CFA and they would get free chicken), a co-worker overheard, did some research, and said "They are despicable. I liked their food, but they won't get another cent from me"

And yes, she was planning on going by CFA today, but had no idea about their practices.
 
2012-08-01 04:50:38 PM

what_now: Aarontology: Yes, and they decided to go to chick-fil-a, thus making more money available to donate to anti-gay campaigns.

You're right, we should have kept our mouths shut and eaten the chicken. That's a WAAAY better plan. Because now, there are people who are mad at us.


Well, the important thing about a boycott is that you never want to make anyone upset.
 
2012-08-01 04:53:02 PM

Aarontology: And you boycotters inspired them.

Congratulations.


keep farking that particular chicken
 
2012-08-01 04:54:22 PM
I absolutely refuse to walk on eggshells around bigots.
 
2012-08-01 04:54:36 PM
I just don't care, subs. There are bigger issues out there. Like droughts and crumbling infrastructure and things like that.
 
2012-08-01 04:54:40 PM

Nabb1: I think many of the people "boycotting" Chick-fil-A probably refused to patronize them before because of the religious bent of the corporate officers. Regionally, Chick-fil-A is most heavily concentrated in the Southeast where this sort of issue probably won't put much of a dent in their sales. How many times have you eaten at Chick-fil-A before this past week?


As the libbiest lib ever to live, I used to eat at CFA pretty regularly while traveling despite knowing that *gasp* they are poor persecuted Christians. Of course back then I didn't know that they donated corporate profits to hate groups.
 
2012-08-01 04:55:01 PM

what_now: Boycotting Chik-Fil-A, LLBean, Dominoes, WHOEVER, is a personal choice that people make based on their own conscience.


Sure it is. Just don't pretend like you're actually doing anything. It's a four billion dollar a year company, not some random diner. It's not going to change their mind, and it's not going to get states to recognize the equal rights of homosexuals.

In two months everyone will forget about this, just like every other slacktivist trend.

susansto-helit: And before you go into your "write your Congressman" schtick, bear in mind that I already do.


Stage a f*cking sit in.
 
2012-08-01 04:57:14 PM
Wait, sesansto-helit is from a bigot state?

Why am I responding to someone whose tax dollars go to the suppression of homosexual's rights?

From now on, I"m boycotting every Farker from a bigot state.
 
2012-08-01 04:58:06 PM

Jackson Herring: Aarontology: And you boycotters inspired them.

Congratulations.

keep farking that particular chicken


Keep thinking doing nothing will help the cause of equality.
 
2012-08-01 04:59:03 PM

Aarontology: In two months everyone will forget about this, just like every other slacktivist trend.


Francis, do you already know what I'm going to say?

Aarontology: Stage a f*cking sit in.


Less effective than it used to be. They don't have to give the newspaper juicy pictures of them chasing liberals away with hand weapons. They can just call the cops.
 
2012-08-01 04:59:09 PM

Aarontology: Sure it is. Just don't pretend like you're actually doing anything. It's a four billion dollar a year company, not some random diner. It's not going to change their mind, and it's not going to get states to recognize the equal rights of homosexuals.

In two months everyone will forget about this, just like every other slacktivist trend.


On the other hand, right-wing fatties stuffing chicken in their mouths today instead of any other day is the biggest social movement since Tianamen Square.
 
2012-08-01 05:00:40 PM

Aarontology: Keep thinking doing nothing will help the cause of equality.


I don't, just like complaining about the Olympic coverage on Fark won't fix the Olympic coverage, and complaining about Romney on Fark won't make Romney get less votes.

AND YET FARK IS STILL HERE.
 
2012-08-01 05:00:51 PM

kingoomieiii: Less effective than it used to be. They don't have to give the newspaper juicy pictures of them chasing liberals away with hand weapons. They can just call the cops.


Yeah, god forbid you actually DO something.

"I won't support hate, but I won't inconvenience myself, either"
 
2012-08-01 05:01:02 PM

what_now: Nabb1: How many times have you eaten at Chick-fil-A before this past week?

in the Northeast? Probably only a few times, because we don't have many. But then they thought about opening a store in Boston, and now they probably won't.


Exactly.

Chik-Fil-A is a regional company with national ambitions. While they may get a temporary boost in the markets they are already in, they will find it harder in the long term to fulfill those ambitions. Liberal areas in the northeast will not be too keen about financing crackpot hate groups like the Family Research Council.
 
2012-08-01 05:01:08 PM

Aarontology: what_now: Boycotting Chik-Fil-A, LLBean, Dominoes, WHOEVER, is a personal choice that people make based on their own conscience.

Sure it is. Just don't pretend like you're actually doing anything. It's a four billion dollar a year company, not some random diner. It's not going to change their mind, and it's not going to get states to recognize the equal rights of homosexuals.

In two months everyone will forget about this, just like every other slacktivist trend.



1) I have no intention of attempting to change anyone's mind. If you're still a homophobe in 2012, that's not going to change.

2) I will not spend *MY* money there. I will make sure that people who share my values know about this company, so they can make the decision (and most of them will) not to spend their money there.

3) This isn't something people forget about. I still haven't purchased a thing from LLBean, and I never will again, as long as Linda Bean is still getting money to deny my friends rights.

"Slacktivist". That's cute. It reads like something Bill O'Reilly would have started to discredit the Occupy movement.
 
2012-08-01 05:01:28 PM

Aarontology: Wait, sesansto-helit is from a bigot state?

Why am I responding to someone whose tax dollars go to the suppression of homosexual's rights?

From now on, I"m boycotting every Farker from a bigot state.


Knock yourself out. Since my username is susansto-helit, that doesn't bother me at all.
 
2012-08-01 05:01:52 PM
Chick Fil-a supports organizations that are anti gay but those same groups also have positions such as Women should all be stay at home moms, anti vaccination, alcohol prohibition, oppose sex education, and apparently still wear anti-ERA bu
ttons. Personally I see a big difference between a person defending their right to do what they wish in their own life and people who feel that they are justified in telling other people how to live their lives. When someone is against someone having their rights taken away it is not an attack on the person who wants to take that person's right away. When someone says "You can't do this because I don't want to and I don't want to think about it." I just shake my head. Let's do the right thing and make marriage not a legal issue but a church issue. No rights given by marriage, no tax benefits, no property rights after death, no hospital visitation rights. Those rights could come from a government recognized union separate from "marriage". And we shall outlaw the use of the word marry to refer to joining partially used ketchup bottles into one container.
 
2012-08-01 05:02:40 PM
Also, Nutmeg, what the hell makes you think that boycotting Chick-Fil-A is the only thing we do to advocate for equality?
 
2012-08-01 05:04:21 PM

Aarontology: kingoomieiii: Less effective than it used to be. They don't have to give the newspaper juicy pictures of them chasing liberals away with hand weapons. They can just call the cops.

Yeah, god forbid you actually DO something.

"I won't support hate, but I won't inconvenience myself, either"


Wait, who's afflicted with wishful thinking over things that will affect a $4 billion dollar corporation again? Yeah, I'm gonna drive all day and spend time in the back of a cop car to eat up two minutes of a cashier's time, some cashier that has nothing to do with Chick-fil-A policy.
 
2012-08-01 05:04:31 PM

Aarontology: kingoomieiii: Less effective than it used to be. They don't have to give the newspaper juicy pictures of them chasing liberals away with hand weapons. They can just call the cops.

Yeah, god forbid you actually DO something.

"I won't support hate, but I won't inconvenience myself, either"


I donate generously and regularly to the Human Rights Campaign.

What do you do? Besides constantly biatch on fark that right-minded people are just wasting their time, that is.
 
2012-08-01 05:05:46 PM

what_now: Aarontology: what_now: Boycotting Chik-Fil-A, LLBean, Dominoes, WHOEVER, is a personal choice that people make based on their own conscience.

Sure it is. Just don't pretend like you're actually doing anything. It's a four billion dollar a year company, not some random diner. It's not going to change their mind, and it's not going to get states to recognize the equal rights of homosexuals.

In two months everyone will forget about this, just like every other slacktivist trend.


1) I have no intention of attempting to change anyone's mind. If you're still a homophobe in 2012, that's not going to change.

2) I will not spend *MY* money there. I will make sure that people who share my values know about this company, so they can make the decision (and most of them will) not to spend their money there.

3) This isn't something people forget about. I still haven't purchased a thing from LLBean, and I never will again, as long as Linda Bean is still getting money to deny my friends rights.

"Slacktivist". That's cute. It reads like something Bill O'Reilly would have started to discredit the Occupy movement.


Talking about it in the real world also helps, since there are still people who don't even know about the controversy. Like I said in post higher up (that Aarontology ignored), I got a co-worker to never eat there again just by pointing out what they do. She read up about on the internet and called them "despicable". And yes, she was planning on going to CFA today because she thought "CFA Appreciation Day" was created by the company and she'd get something free.
 
2012-08-01 05:06:11 PM

Aarontology:

susansto-helit: And before you go into your "write your Congressman" schtick, bear in mind that I already do.

Stage a f*cking sit in.


I've participated in sit-ins and civil disobedience before. Tell me how that's any more helpful in the age in which cops just show up, pepper spray you, and cart you away?
 
2012-08-01 05:06:30 PM

what_now: If you're still a homophobe in 2012, that's not going to change.


Then this boycott is meaningless.

what_now: I will not spend *MY* money there. I will make sure that people who share my values know about this company, so they can make the decision (and most of them will) not to spend their money there.


How much did you and your friend spend there before this? If it was nothing or an insignificant your "boycott" is meaningless. The point is to hurt them financially. If you weren't giving you their money before, then nothing at all has changed.

3) This isn't something people forget about. I still haven't purchased a thing from LLBean, and I never will again, as long as Linda Bean is still getting money to deny my friends rights.

That's because you actually have principles instead of mindlessly following the crowd.

"Slacktivist". That's cute. It reads like something Bill O'Reilly would have started to discredit the Occupy movement.

It's been in use for a while.

That's a perfect analogy, though. The Occupy people thought that by sitting around and doing nothing they would accomplish something.
 
2012-08-01 05:07:23 PM
By the way, you can't "sit in" at drive-thru. You could stick your car there and refuse to move it, if you have a burning desire to have a vehicle impounded.
 
2012-08-01 05:07:33 PM

gilgigamesh: I donate generously and regularly to the Human Rights Campaign.


Honestly? Stop doing that. There are far better gay rights organizations out there. The HRC has turned into a giant political machine that has basically told the transpeople to stay in the back of the bus so as not to to upset anyone.

I mean, donating to them is better than NOT donating to gay rights organizations, but Lamnda Legal or a local organization will probably do more with your money.
 
2012-08-01 05:08:22 PM

kingoomieiii: Yeah, I'm gonna drive all day and spend time in the back of a cop car to eat up two minutes of a cashier's time, some cashier that has nothing to do with Chick-fil-A policy.


"I'm too goddamned lazy to do actually do anything"
 
2012-08-01 05:08:44 PM

susansto-helit: I've participated in sit-ins and civil disobedience before. Tell me how that's any more helpful in the age in which cops just show up, pepper spray you, and cart you away?


Well, it gives us slacktivists at Fark and Reddit more instagrammed pictures of police abuse to yell about.
 
2012-08-01 05:09:52 PM

Aarontology: kingoomieiii: Yeah, I'm gonna drive all day and spend time in the back of a cop car to eat up two minutes of a cashier's time, some cashier that has nothing to do with Chick-fil-A policy.

"I'm too goddamned lazy to do actually do anything"


I'm sorry, are you posting from inside a southern jail right now, or are we talking out of our asses here?
 
2012-08-01 05:10:06 PM

Aarontology: How much did you and your friend spend there before this? If it was nothing or an insignificant your "boycott" is meaningless. The point is to hurt them financially. If you weren't giving you their money before, then nothing at all has changed.


sigh.

I have probably eaten at Chick-Fil-A maybe...10 times in my life. But I won't ever do it again. And I'm going to be pretty loud about it. Will it make the company go bankrupt? No. Will it change the president's mind? No.

But it's my money, and I have the right to spend it wherever I want.
 
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2012-08-01 05:13:19 PM

BunkoSquad: Aarontology: And you boycotters inspired them.

Congratulations.

They were likely going to cram SOME form of fast food into their mouths today anyway; the only real effect of this is a temporary hit to Arby's and Waffle House's profits.


If that. The nearby Church's had a line in the drive-thru for maybe the first time ever. I'm sure the KFC up the street is doing well too from people making a point to avoid Westboro Baptist Chicken.
 
2012-08-01 05:14:14 PM

kingoomieiii: I'm sorry, are you posting from inside a southern jail right now, or are we talking out of our asses here?


I'm boycotting Southern jails.
 
2012-08-01 05:14:52 PM

what_now: gilgigamesh: I donate generously and regularly to the Human Rights Campaign.

Honestly? Stop doing that. There are far better gay rights organizations out there. The HRC has turned into a giant political machine that has basically told the transpeople to stay in the back of the bus so as not to to upset anyone.

I mean, donating to them is better than NOT donating to gay rights organizations, but Lamnda Legal or a local organization will probably do more with your money.


I had a similar conversation with my gay friend. He was suggesting that the HRC is too focused on the gay marriage aspect, when the real issue as he sees it is educating gay kids in rural areas basically not to kill themselves. Of course, all his spare cash goes to his pot dealer, so he really can't criticize.

Anyway I had no idea that they shortchange the transgender community. I will consider what you said and look elsewhere. But I may have a fight on my hands: those queens at the HRC can be pretty tenacious about keeping that autobilling in place.
 
2012-08-01 05:15:00 PM
I ate at one yesterday because thunderstorms knocked out the power of every fast food joint within ten miles of me. For whatever reason, the CFA had underground power.

Verdict? Their spicy chicken sandwich is too soggy. The waffle fries are top notch, though. It's also the cleanest fast food joint I've ever been in. In addition to the boycott, people should be asking themselves why other fast food joints suck so bad. Should we have to eat in dirty restaurants with poor service? Why do the religious nutjobs do a better job running a cheap food restaurant?
 
2012-08-01 05:15:31 PM

kingoomieiii: susansto-helit: I've participated in sit-ins and civil disobedience before. Tell me how that's any more helpful in the age in which cops just show up, pepper spray you, and cart you away?

Well, it gives us slacktivists at Fark and Reddit more instagrammed pictures of police abuse to yell about.


Reddit?

The place with a subreddit about beating women and "Men's rights"? Yeah, way to care about your associations and not supporting hate.
 
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