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(Huffington Post)   Mississippi congressional candidate: "Oppose Chick-fil-A? That's a shootin'"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 270
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2012-08-03 12:49:20 AM  

beta_plus: Violent overthrow of politicians who suppress free speech is only legitimate when liberals do it.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x338]

/CRY MOAR, libs
//you got schooled yesterday


See someone about your persecution complex.
 
2012-08-03 12:56:55 AM  

DempseySR26: vernonFL: Muslims want to build a mosque? Fark 'em.

Hippies want to burn the flag? fark 'em.

Chick Fil A gives money to anti-gay groups?

FIRST AMENDMENT! FIRST AMENDMENT! RIGHTS ARE BEING TRAMPLED1

I find the mosque part funny. Muslims openly hate gays and kill them in their home countries yet libtards welcome them with open arms. But if the owner of a chicken shack says he supports marriage between one man one woman then oh noooozzzs burn him!


When the owner of a nationwide halal kebab chain spews off about Teh Ghey, then we'll talk.

Dan Cathy has every right to support whatever causes she/he/it wants. As does the owner of that hypothetical kebab chain. And I have every right to let him seek his funding from wallets other than mine.
 
2012-08-03 01:04:03 AM  

sprawl15: Warlordtrooper: sprawl15: without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

I'm glad to see you support my right to open a strip club near a school or bars or any other type of entertainment venue that generally aren't allowed to be zoned in such areas.

Banning - or restricting - based on categorical functions is legal. You can say 'no adult entertainment within X of a school'. Those are not protected classes. They are denied permits/etc via due process, and are afforded equal protection. They can say, for example, no dining establishment can be placed within 100 feet of a public toilet.

Chik-Fil-A being banned from a city because of the personal opinions of the leadership doesn't do any of that. It simply calls out a specific business and denies them permits/etc 'just because'. It is not in accordance with any given law. That it's discrimination against both religion and general free speech also makes it discrimination against Federally protected classes.

That you even think these two are in the same ballpark means that you're either a barely functional moron or a particularly intelligent root vegetable.


You are correct. I am gay. I DO NOT WANT any business deprived a license due to religious perspective. We must win the hearts and minds of the people to do the right thing based on the Constitution. You, as a Christian, may teach your children to abhor a gay lifestyle. You may not deny gays their Constitutional Rights. THAT should be the only issue. No business should be denied a license to operate because they are Christian and are trying to express their views.
 
2012-08-03 01:17:41 AM  
Sorry, not "you" personally. "you" being Christians.
 
2012-08-03 04:27:54 AM  
This is probably the stupidest thing that anyone on either "side" of the issue has been this excited about in my entire damned lifetime. I'm pretty sure "fast food company made some moderately assholish comments, NATIONAL NEWS-DOMINATING PROTESTS MUST ENSUE" even beats out the Clinton impeachment in sheer "why the everloving fark does anyone give a single shiat?" value.

Seriously, guys. There are actual things going on, just privately decide not to eat as much fried chicken and STFU about it, or decide that you're fine with right-wingers owning restaurants and forget about it. We do not need to still be discussing this trivial bullshiat with national news space a week after the fact.

//When I asked why we were making a big fuss over the Romney tax returns when there were legit foreign policy stories to talk about, I did not expect the Politics tab to take it as a challenge to find something even more trivial.
 
2012-08-03 06:40:54 AM  

beta_plus: Violent overthrow of politicians who suppress free speech is only legitimate when liberals do it.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x338]

/CRY MOAR, libs
//you got schooled yesterday



Ah yes, the MeinRS6 and OnlyM3 school of debate

/liberals never gave much of a fark about Che except they were happy someone was standing up to American colonialism, which is totally similar to this situation here... idiot.
 
2012-08-03 06:42:44 AM  

DempseySR26: I find the mosque part funny. Muslims openly hate gays and kill them in their home countries yet libtards welcome them with open arms. But if the owner of a chicken shack says he supports marriage between one man one woman then oh noooozzzs burn him!



No matter how much you repeat this lie, it doesn't make it true.
 
2012-08-03 07:06:59 AM  
Impotent, balding middle aged tough guys.
A pussy with a gun in his hand is still a pussy.
 
2012-08-03 09:47:11 AM  
So he's advocating treason and violent overthrow of the government?
Mmmkay... Good luck with that?
 
2012-08-03 09:49:38 AM  
beta_minus: Violent overthrow of politicians who suppress free speech is only legitimate when liberals do it.

Ted Nugent, leading proponent of violence and long-time director of the NRA
 
2012-08-03 10:43:03 AM  
Freedom of speech, not freedom from consequences you stupid assholes.
 
2012-08-03 06:41:12 PM  

Mikey1969: I like all of the people who are claiming that a boycott is 'unconstitutional'(A'la Sarah Palin), and in the same breath suggesting a boycott of gay-friendly businesses...


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-08-03 06:54:21 PM  

sprawl15: ChimpMitten: I agree with what you are saying, but was one of these restaurants actually trying to open in Boston or Chicago and denied a permit?

No. What happened was the mayor of Boston wrote a public letter vaguely threatening to deny them a location in the city. He realized his mistake and apologized/retracted the letter.

Warlordtrooper is asserting that such an act is perfectly kosher. I'm saying it's not.

___----====*
TMYK


You are correct and Warlordtrooper is an idiot.
 
2012-08-03 07:43:23 PM  

Vinz_Clortho: Mikey1969: I like all of the people who are claiming that a boycott is 'unconstitutional'(A'la Sarah Palin), and in the same breath suggesting a boycott of gay-friendly businesses...


[imgs.xkcd.com image 500x271]


I'm not typing up this list again, but the other day I did. Between Focus on the Family and American Family Association, you have had boycotts of Kraft, Disney, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Proctor & Gamble, Home Depot, JC Penny's, among others. There's plenty out there under a Google search for:
Focus on the Family Boycott ,
And this is lifted from the American Family Association Wiki Page:
The AFA has boycotted companies for various reasons, most often relating to Christmas controversies, pornography, support of pro-choice activism, support of violence or sexual content in entertainment, and support of LGBT activism, including same-sex partner employee benefits. These organizations include: 7-Eleven, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Airlines, American Girl, Blockbuster Video, Burger King, Calvin Klein, Carl's Jr., Clorox, Comcast, Crest, Ford, Hallmark Cards, Kmart, Kraft Foods, S. C. Johnson & Son, Movie Gallery, Microsoft, MTV, Mary Kay, NutriSystem, Old Navy, IKEA, Sears, Pampers, Procter & Gamble, Target, Tide, Walt Disney Company, and PepsiCo.
Link

But it didn't really need a citation, did it, since everyone knew this anyway? Do with this what you will...
 
2012-08-03 09:08:39 PM  

Mikey1969: Vinz_Clortho: Mikey1969: I like all of the people who are claiming that a boycott is 'unconstitutional'(A'la Sarah Palin), and in the same breath suggesting a boycott of gay-friendly businesses...


[imgs.xkcd.com image 500x271]

I'm not typing up this list again, but the other day I did. Between Focus on the Family and American Family Association, you have had boycotts of Kraft, Disney, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Proctor & Gamble, Home Depot, JC Penny's, among others. There's plenty out there under a Google search for:
Focus on the Family Boycott ,
And this is lifted from the American Family Association Wiki Page:
The AFA has boycotted companies for various reasons, most often relating to Christmas controversies, pornography, support of pro-choice activism, support of violence or sexual content in entertainment, and support of LGBT activism, including same-sex partner employee benefits. These organizations include: 7-Eleven, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Airlines, American Girl, Blockbuster Video, Burger King, Calvin Klein, Carl's Jr., Clorox, Comcast, Crest, Ford, Hallmark Cards, Kmart, Kraft Foods, S. C. Johnson & Son, Movie Gallery, Microsoft, MTV, Mary Kay, NutriSystem, Old Navy, IKEA, Sears, Pampers, Procter & Gamble, Target, Tide, Walt Disney Company, and PepsiCo.
Link

But it didn't really need a citation, did it, since everyone knew this anyway? Do with this what you will...


That's what I thought....so no one is "claiming that a boycott is 'unconstitutional'(A'la Sarah Palin), and in the same breath suggesting a boycott of gay-friendly businesses..." as you state above.

Typical.
 
2012-08-03 09:28:53 PM  

Vinz_Clortho: But it didn't really need a citation, did it, since everyone knew this anyway? Do with this what you will...

That's what I thought....so no one is "claiming that a boycott is 'unconstitutional'(A'la Sarah Palin), and in the same breath suggesting a boycott of gay-friendly businesses..." as you state above.

Typical.


That's about what I expected, but I'll simplify it for you, since you're obviously more dense than lead.

Chick-Fil-A donates to focus on the family. Most of these Right Wing bigots accept donations and appear at events hosted by Focus on the Family(And American Family Association), they then are tacitly supporting the boycotts these organizations call for, yet are claiming that the boycott of Chick-Fil-A is somehow an infringement of civil rights. If you support the group that boycotts people, then you can't have an issue with a boycott against your own organization for the very same issues. At least not from a 'free speech' perspective. It's called hypocrisy. It's the GOP mantra, but that doesn't make it acceptable.

I know you're pretty stupid, but maybe someone else in the hospital can explain all of this to you, hopefully before the meds kick in, it will make more sense then.
 
2012-08-03 11:21:07 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-04 11:50:39 AM  

Mikey1969: Vinz_Clortho: But it didn't really need a citation, did it, since everyone knew this anyway? Do with this what you will...

That's what I thought....so no one is "claiming that a boycott is 'unconstitutional'(A'la Sarah Palin), and in the same breath suggesting a boycott of gay-friendly businesses..." as you state above.

Typical.

That's about what I expected, but I'll simplify it for you, since you're obviously more dense than lead.

Chick-Fil-A donates to focus on the family. Most of these Right Wing bigots accept donations and appear at events hosted by Focus on the Family(And American Family Association), they then are tacitly supporting the boycotts these organizations call for, yet are claiming that the boycott of Chick-Fil-A is somehow an infringement of civil rights. If you support the group that boycotts people, then you can't have an issue with a boycott against your own organization for the very same issues. At least not from a 'free speech' perspective. It's called hypocrisy. It's the GOP mantra, but that doesn't make it acceptable.

I know you're pretty stupid, but maybe someone else in the hospital can explain all of this to you, hopefully before the meds kick in, it will make more sense then.


Where as it been claimed that a boycott of Chick-Fil-A is an infringement of civil rights? Do you have the ability to just answer that? Or are you just making stuff up?

It's a simple question really.
 
2012-08-04 02:38:08 PM  

Vinz_Clortho: Where as it been claimed that a boycott of Chick-Fil-A is an infringement of civil rights? Do you have the ability to just answer that? Or are you just making stuff up?


Are you really this stupid/misinformed/dense?

Do you only get the internets on certain weeks, or something?

Well, that calling for the boycott is a real-has a chilling effect on our First Amendment rights. And the owner of the Chick-fil-A business had merely voiced his personal opinion about supporting traditional definition of marriage, one boy, one girl, falling in love, getting married. And having voiced support for kind of that cornerstone of all civilization and all religions since the beginning of time, he's then basically getting crucified.

Just one of the stories mentioning Palin's statement

Here's the Google search for 'sarah palin chick fil a', notice that I didn't even need to go so far as to say 'boycott' or 'free speech'

Now if you WEREN'T either stupid or a liar, you would already know that every time there is a boycott, some moron gets in front of a camera and talks about how it is an assault on free speech, when in actuality it is the exercise of free speech. So which is it? Are you really that uninformed, or are you just lying when you claim not to know that people are making these claims?

Enquiring minds want to know...
 
2012-08-04 03:37:03 PM  
Honestly, it seems like there's quite a precedent for discrimination against businesses based on their popularly known beliefs and practices. Several counties in California do it quite regularly.

/Neither advocating nor decrying, just pointing out.
//Still will never give CFA any money and will vocally oppose them.
 
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