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2012-08-02 06:31:50 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: [img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478]


When republicans and people who advocate hate speech and actions pose with pictures like this, it makes me wonder what their thought process is. In 50 years people will look at this picture. Do they honestly believe they won't be looked down on? The only reason I think they find it okay is if they believe they are absolutely right and all gays/blacks whatever will be exterminated in the future and they'll be seen as heroes and not evil. I mean in less than FIVE years, will these pictures haunt them due to their unpopular opinions?
 
2012-08-02 06:35:12 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: [img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478]


That's enough right there to make me think twice about going into another Chick-Fil-A as long as I live. I'm pretty sure the Palin family's brains deficit actually sucks the intelligence out of all around them.

The sandwiches are kind of tasty on occasion, nothing to break a leg to get to, but good in their minimalist style. I wonder if going through drive-thru would save me from a Palin Brain Drain if they happened to be there at the same time as I was?
 
2012-08-02 06:37:34 PM  
Can we...get outraged about something else now?
 
2012-08-02 06:39:17 PM  
I say we give all gay people conseal and carry permits and one nice 9mm pistol.

I think that it would make public life just a little easier for them.

Just a thought.
 
2012-08-02 06:40:41 PM  

Gyrfalcon: skullkrusher: Philip Francis Queeg: Yep. That's pretty much it. Because ultimately the board does not state a reason for the rejection. Proving that commentary is the sole reason for the rejection, even when it is in a hearing rather than in an outside unofficial statement as in the CFA case is very difficult. Ultimately no one has a RIGHT to a variance to the municipal code.

dude says "I am going to prevent you from getting a permit because your god is funny to me" but doesn't actually state that when denying the permit... still seems pretty smoking gun-ish to me

The point here is that there is no legal "right" to open a business anywhere. Business operators are not a protected class. A businessman has to abide by certain laws and regulations; but a city has no duty to give him that opportunity just because he says he wants it. A city council can create commercial zones within a city, and set up any restrictions they like, so long as they don't impinge on any fundamental rights: Privacy, travel and voting. Free speech is NOT an absolute right, and cities may create any reasonable time/place/manner restrictions on your exercise they want.

So in this case, CFA wants to open a new franchise in Bumf*ck MA, and the city may say, "No, we have enough greasy fried chicken outlets, so we're not granting you a business license." CFA certainly can challenge the decision in court; but the city has no duty to allow ANYONE the right to do business there.


Just as there is no legal right to have a library card but of the mayor revokes your library card because he doesn't like the fact that you support Obama or think the US should invade Iran, he has violated your rights by punishing you for exercising the right to speak your mind
 
2012-08-02 06:41:41 PM  

IlGreven: This About That: FTFA: "A Mississippi congressional candidate said that mayors who oppose Chick-fil-A because of CEO Dan Cathy's views on same-sex marriage "need to be introduced to the Second Amendment.""

Guns don't kill people, sociopaths kill people.

So two months from now when someone decides to take a shot at another Democrat, he'll try and distance himself from this letter. That distance is all we need to make sure he knows that if he wants 2nd amendment rights, we get them as well.


Ummm... Could you be a bit more specific about "we", please?
 
2012-08-02 06:41:56 PM  
Everybody does realize that these people are going to turn violent if and when Obama gets reelected, right?

Maybe not all of them, but some of them are going to snap and people are going to die.
 
2012-08-02 06:43:39 PM  
Guys, we're wrong.

You all need to read the Constitution. The Second Amendment clearly states:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, and use those arms upon those they disagree with, shall not be infringed.

See? It's perfectly constitutional to shoot people you disagree with. Mr. Williams is correct.
 
2012-08-02 06:47:16 PM  

Guidette Frankentits: *Not intended to be a factual statement.

I wonder if politicians and pundits went on TV and said "shoot liberal politician (Insert name here)" if the mentioned politician would experience more violence towards them.


You should ask this guy about that:
Get on Target for Victory in November Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office Shot a fully automatic M15 with Jesse Kelly

Palin's bullseye map had nothing on this guy's 'Oopsie!', sad part is, I don't think he ever apologized, but it asure seems like he played the victim when people brought it up.
 
2012-08-02 06:47:17 PM  

DORMAMU: Will you give the guy credit for refacting the letter and appologizing for his mistake?


"Give him credit"? I'm farking around on the internet, not grading his term paper.
 
2012-08-02 06:50:31 PM  
I never realized the US Constitution is in fact a flowchart. If the First Amendment is being violated, we then default to the second. Then presumably the third, to keep those gay hippies from quartering soldiers in out homes without permission, then the fourth, keeping them from searching us unreasonably, then the fifth, so we don't have to tell a court what we did or didn't do with those queers, then the sixth, so we can ram them through the court system, then we relent and give them a trial by jury...

This flowchart thing is starting to suck for this guy.
 
2012-08-02 07:02:43 PM  

Richard Roma: Everybody does realize that these people are going to turn violent if and when Obama gets reelected, right?

Maybe not all of them, but some of them are going to snap and people are going to die.


Then be sure to shoot back and aim well if you're still standing.
 
2012-08-02 07:03:05 PM  

stewmadness: God Leprechans exist/doesn't exist.... can't prove it.


Makes about as much sense as the rest of your post.
 
2012-08-02 07:09:52 PM  

sprawl15: DORMAMU: Will you give the guy credit for refacting the letter and appologizing for his mistake?

"Give him credit"? I'm farking around on the internet, not grading his term paper.


Snerk....
 
2012-08-02 07:13:28 PM  
These bigots:

images.politico.com

will look just as repulsive as these bigots in the not-so-distant-futre

media1.shmoop.com


/actually they look just as repulsive now, but for some reason half of America thinks it acceptable. You can keep you fried chicken sandwiches seasoned with homophobia, intolerance & fear you inbred imbeciles.
 
2012-08-02 07:14:16 PM  
FUTURE

/obviously
 
2012-08-02 07:22:02 PM  

Cuthbert Allgood: /actually they look just as repulsive now, but for some reason half of America thinks it acceptable.


Hey, bigotry=free speech

You heard it here.
 
2012-08-02 07:22:20 PM  
...not advising "anybody to go shoot anybody."

What the fark else do you think "introduced to the Second Amendment ASAP" means? If you had meant "First Amendment," you would have said that. You know which is which. Fark you, you farking dumbass fark, you.
 
2012-08-02 07:22:57 PM  

This About That: IlGreven: This About That: FTFA: "A Mississippi congressional candidate said that mayors who oppose Chick-fil-A because of CEO Dan Cathy's views on same-sex marriage "need to be introduced to the Second Amendment.""

Guns don't kill people, sociopaths kill people.

So two months from now when someone decides to take a shot at another Democrat, he'll try and distance himself from this letter. That distance is all we need to make sure he knows that if he wants 2nd amendment rights, we get them as well.

Ummm... Could you be a bit more specific about "we", please?


So you don't want your guns? I'll take 'em.
 
2012-08-02 07:25:15 PM  

FlashHarry: i'm guessing he has a tiny, tiny penis.


You know, that was my first thought?

Why izzit that when a certain type of person is offended by/disagrees with something their first reaction is to whip out a penile metaphor and start waving it around?

Sorta like the folks whose first reaction to something with which they don't agree or an argument they can't counter is to accuse their opponent of being gay...
 
2012-08-02 07:25:51 PM  

skullkrusher: Gyrfalcon: skullkrusher: Philip Francis Queeg: Yep. That's pretty much it. Because ultimately the board does not state a reason for the rejection. Proving that commentary is the sole reason for the rejection, even when it is in a hearing rather than in an outside unofficial statement as in the CFA case is very difficult. Ultimately no one has a RIGHT to a variance to the municipal code.

dude says "I am going to prevent you from getting a permit because your god is funny to me" but doesn't actually state that when denying the permit... still seems pretty smoking gun-ish to me

The point here is that there is no legal "right" to open a business anywhere. Business operators are not a protected class. A businessman has to abide by certain laws and regulations; but a city has no duty to give him that opportunity just because he says he wants it. A city council can create commercial zones within a city, and set up any restrictions they like, so long as they don't impinge on any fundamental rights: Privacy, travel and voting. Free speech is NOT an absolute right, and cities may create any reasonable time/place/manner restrictions on your exercise they want.

So in this case, CFA wants to open a new franchise in Bumf*ck MA, and the city may say, "No, we have enough greasy fried chicken outlets, so we're not granting you a business license." CFA certainly can challenge the decision in court; but the city has no duty to allow ANYONE the right to do business there.

Just as there is no legal right to have a library card but of the mayor revokes your library card because he doesn't like the fact that you support Obama or think the US should invade Iran, he has violated your rights by punishing you for exercising the right to speak your mind


The mayor can't revoke your library card. Can he?

Anyway, like with our (Fark's not yours & mine) constant arguments about probable cause, the mayor can't revoke your card because you support Obama...but he CAN revoke it because you have too many unpaid fines, or late fines, or you never used it, or any of a thousand "reasonable" reasons.

Free speech restrictions only count if a) there is government action, which is NOT the same as a government official being personally petty, and b) if the restriction affects either the content or the conduct. If the mayor revokes your library card because he doesn't like what you say, that's got nothing to do with restricting your right to say something, or when and where you say it. All it does is stop you checking out library books. You can still oppose Obama or want to go to war with Iran, and you can say it wherever you like.
 
2012-08-02 07:32:12 PM  

Clockwork Kumquat: ...not advising "anybody to go shoot anybody."

What the fark else do you think "introduced to the Second Amendment ASAP" means? If you had meant "First Amendment," you would have said that. You know which is which. Fark you, you farking dumbass fark, you.


That's silly, if you shoot them, they won't have an opportunity to learn. That's why he was just instructing people to just wave a gun in their faces.
 
2012-08-02 07:41:36 PM  
It's Mississippi. They battle regularly with Alabama for "Stupidest State in the South." Whenever I hear of farktarded things being said by anyone in either two states, I just consider the source. It takes a lot of effort to make people in Arizona look erudite, but they make it look so easy.

It should be noted though, that the good candidate's comments can be construed as a veiled threat against both Mayor Menino and Mayor Emanuel, and maybe he'd like to have a sit-down with some police or federal agents about the consequences of one's words.
 
2012-08-02 07:46:08 PM  

syzygy whizz: Why izzit that when a certain type of person is offended by/disagrees with something their first reaction is to whip out a penile metaphor and start waving it around?


Because it's a convenient insult. Would you be happier if we stuck with the facts and just pointed out that the real problem is actually his tiny, malfunctioning brain?
 
2012-08-02 07:50:13 PM  

Cuthbert Allgood: These bigots:

[images.politico.com image 605x328]

will look just as repulsive as these bigots in the not-so-distant-futre

[media1.shmoop.com image 600x398]


/actually they look just as repulsive now, but for some reason half of America thinks it acceptable. You can keep you fried chicken sandwiches seasoned with homophobia, intolerance & fear you inbred imbeciles.


This!
Reminds me of my youth and the things grandpa used to say about the blacks. (he used another word)
 
2012-08-02 07:50:35 PM  

GreenAdder: What a moron. The second amendment is the right to bear arms, not the right to chicken breasts.


Whosawesome?yourawesome.jpg
 
2012-08-02 07:54:13 PM  
Unfortunately it's also a firing:
Link

/The snitches who reported on that need stitches.
//Why yes, I'm looking at you FR posters.
///If I caught someone involved with his firing, I'd fire them immediately.
 
2012-08-02 07:54:41 PM  
You know, we *really* need to start charging the dangerous people with Treason when they decided to advocate stuff like this. They are arguing from a position of authority that people should take up arms against parts of the government. It's pretty clear the idiocy want to levy their own little War against the people legitimately-elected to various roles. Heck, it'd be easy to prove intent when all of their rhetoric is so blatantly anti-constitutional.

If we were to slap some nasty Treason charges on a few figureheads right now, it could easily scare others away from the sequel to the Whiskey Rebellion that seems to be looming on the horizon. (while such a 'rebellion' (lol) could be put down again fairly easily, it would still be the much bloodier option

/or, if Treason is too high of a bar to reach, sedition would also be an option...
 
2012-08-02 07:56:22 PM  

aswarmofa: Unfortunately it's also a firing:
Link

/The snitches who reported on that need stitches.
//Why yes, I'm looking at you FR posters.
///If I caught someone involved with his firing, I'd fire them immediately.


Seriously. What the fark does that guy think the high school kid manning the drive-thru can do about anything other than his request for napkins?
 
2012-08-02 07:57:02 PM  

aswarmofa: Unfortunately it's also a firing:
Link

/The snitches who reported on that need stitches.
//Why yes, I'm looking at you FR posters.
///If I caught someone involved with his firing, I'd fire them immediately.


You have to be kind of an idiot to take out corporate ideology on a drive-thru employee in the first place.
 
2012-08-02 07:57:56 PM  

Fart_Machine: aswarmofa: Unfortunately it's also a firing:
Link

/The snitches who reported on that need stitches.
//Why yes, I'm looking at you FR posters.
///If I caught someone involved with his firing, I'd fire them immediately.

You have to be kind of an idiot to take out corporate ideology on a drive-thru employee in the first place.


The drive thru employee is the one who walks into the store and hits the 'HATE GAYS' button on the wall. Maybe tomorrow he can hit the 'BE TOLERANT' button. It wouldn't kill them.
 
2012-08-02 08:10:01 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: At work today, I heard someone saying that it wasn't right to boycott Chick-Fil-A just because you disagree with the owner's views.

But when she heard about the "gay Oreo" ad a few weeks ago, she swore off Nabisco products. Of course, she thought it was an actual product rather than symbolic.


Why did you not call her out on it?
 
2012-08-02 08:11:49 PM  

Fart_Machine: You have to be kind of an idiot to take out corporate ideology on a drive-thru employee in the first place.


You also have to be an idiot to get him fired. If I saw any Freepers, I'd look to get them fired in a legal way.
 
2012-08-02 08:20:25 PM  

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!
 
2012-08-02 08:21:54 PM  
Here is what gets me.

1-A bunch of whiney liberals don't like that a company is funding values through profit (that are probably growing out of synch with popular opinion).
2-They start making this well know in some websites and people make a choice to shop there or not. Some sites drone on about it too much, but I don't see any protests other then attempting to create a meme that this business could be considered unfair if you believe in gay rights.
3-On Hannity last night it appears that there was a media push to get conservative radio am listeners to shop there.
4-Liberals are now evil for not being opened minded about social issues and causing an uproar where their should not be one.
5-Conservatives are just defending their own.

The social-conservative movement has started using projection too much.
 
2012-08-02 08:24:28 PM  

Enemabag Jones: Here is what gets me.

1-A bunch of whiney liberals don't like that a company is funding values through profit (that are probably growing out of synch with popular opinion).
2-They start making this well know in some websites and people make a choice to shop there or not. Some sites drone on about it too much, but I don't see any protests other then attempting to create a meme that this business could be considered unfair if you believe in gay rights.
3-On Hannity last night it appears that there was a media push to get conservative radio am listeners to shop there.
4-Liberals are now evil for not being opened minded about social issues and causing an uproar where their should not be one.
5-Conservatives are just defending their own.

The social-conservative movement has started using projection too much.


and you only have to look one post above yours to see an example...
 
2012-08-02 08:43:23 PM  

Mrtraveler01: rufus-t-firefly: At work today, I heard someone saying that it wasn't right to boycott Chick-Fil-A just because you disagree with the owner's views.

But when she heard about the "gay Oreo" ad a few weeks ago, she swore off Nabisco products. Of course, she thought it was an actual product rather than symbolic.

Why did you not call her out on it?


Probably not worth it at work.
 
2012-08-02 08:47:27 PM  

aswarmofa: Fart_Machine: You have to be kind of an idiot to take out corporate ideology on a drive-thru employee in the first place.

You also have to be an idiot to get him fired. If I saw any Freepers, I'd look to get them fired in a legal way.


Taking a video of yourself harassing a drive-thru attendant then posting it on YouTube. Not sure what the guy's standing is for improper termination but he's really not helping.
 
2012-08-02 08:51:40 PM  
Philip Francis Queeg
Their attorney has advised them that they have very little leg to stand on in a lawsuit, even though there have been statements from trustees that directly referenced the religious component.

Um, does their attorney know about RLUIPA? Because this seems like a pretty clear-cut violation. And the lawyer gets an award of attorney's fees if he/she wins.

Might be worth contacting these folks.
 
2012-08-02 09:12:26 PM  
Getting a kick, here. Somebody ought to tell him that the LP is okay with people smoking dope.
 
2012-08-02 09:25:43 PM  
i am disgusted by this whole f*cking mess.
 
2012-08-02 10:11:39 PM  

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!


Are Muslims killing gays in the U.S.? Not that I know of. There are Christian organizations here that support killing abortion doctors and bombing clinics. Does that mean we discriminate against all Christians? Should we also consider all Catholics child rapists? Religion can be evil. Thanks for pointing out the obvious.
 
2012-08-02 10:22:12 PM  

Fart_Machine: aswarmofa: Unfortunately it's also a firing:
Link

/The snitches who reported on that need stitches.
//Why yes, I'm looking at you FR posters.
///If I caught someone involved with his firing, I'd fire them immediately.

You have to be kind of an idiot to take out corporate ideology on a drive-thru employee in the first place.


After working far too long at a department store that was busy being boycotted by the same idiots who are now busy buying Chick-Fil-A, and having to put up with being on the front lines of the "War on Christmas" crap, I have a hard time wishing anyone "Merry Christmas" anymore. In other words, I have no sympathy for people who take out their culture war issues on the flunkies.
 
2012-08-02 10:33:58 PM  

bgilmore5: 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!

Are Muslims killing gays in the U.S.? Not that I know of. There are Christian organizations here that support killing abortion doctors and bombing clinics. Does that mean we discriminate against all Christians? Should we also consider all Catholics child rapists? Religion can be evil. Thanks for pointing out the obvious.


Funny you should mention that. My mom got flamed on facebook over the Chick-Fil-A thing by a woman whose husband was convicted of soliciting 14 year old girls on the Internet. Because standing up for Biblical values and morality means buying chicken sandwiches and standing behind your Internet pedophile husband, of course.
 
2012-08-02 11:11:58 PM  

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!


Yeah, well, fundie Christians openly hate gays and kill them right here in the US. And that's the bit I'm concerned with; I'd rather clean our house before worrying about half a world away.
 
2012-08-02 11:46:35 PM  

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!


I think we should judge Christians based on the actions of, say, Ugandans. After all, all Christians think and act the same way!
 
2012-08-03 12:03:52 AM  

propasaurus: Maybe one of our resident legal scholars can correct me if I'm wrong, but the way I read it, the Second Amendment says "... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. So, you can have them, but that doesn't mean that you can use them to shoot people (even mayors) who say shiat you disagree with (even dumb shiat.)


you seem to have missed the lesson of 2010. sharon angle taught us the "second amendment remedies" are the solution if you don't get your way. and allen west was going to have a .357 packing chief of staff. that however didn't work out.
 
2012-08-03 12:19:22 AM  

Marshal805: This Chick-fil-A issue has got to be one of the stupidest controversies of 2012.


If not, please explain.


Can't you hear the dog whistle? Well that's why you don't get it. It's below your frequency. Anyway, in 2004, the hate the gay anti-marriage equality current drove enough Republican votes to drive George "Miss me yet?" Bush to re-election, and since it worked once, Republicans are doing it again to help restore us to the good old economy of Bush's second term.
 
2012-08-03 12:26:51 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!


NO ONE CARES if Christians or Conservatives or Martians support a marriage between one man and one woman!!! Really that's OK with gheyz and lieberalz and other hippiez. Really!

What we hate is that the Mormons took away marriage equality in California by funding and promoting Proposition 8 (Prop H8=hate LOL) and forced California same gender couples who had been legally married to be no longer married, stripped of their marriage.
 
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.
 
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