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(CBS DC)   Taxpayer-funded Amtrak has 'coincidentally' released a new ad campaign targeted for gay and lesbian couples the same week as the Chick-fil-A gay marriage controversy   (washington.cbslocal.com) divider line 54
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2012-08-04 01:08:40 PM
7 votes:
Huh.

It's almost as if the government doesn't subscribe to the bigoted beliefs of fringe religious groups.

Like there's a separation or something....
2012-08-04 06:08:28 PM
2 votes:

Mrtraveler01: shotglasss: The Chick Fil A thing isn't about hating GLBT people, it's about free speech.

So what's wrong with customers boycotting Chick-Fil-A for these views? Isn't that free speech as well?


Besides, the "free" speech was to the tune of 1.7 million dollars in 2009 to groups that do their best to deny equal rights to American citizens.

As a christian who enjoyed Chik Fil-A, I refuse to eat there anymore. Not because Cathy Truett spoke his mind, but because he donates money he made from profits from his business towards causes I absolutely disagree with.
2012-08-04 05:38:02 PM
2 votes:
The Post Office will deliver letters and packages to gay people.

SHUT DOWN THE POST OFFICE
2012-08-04 05:18:46 PM
2 votes:
docwhocuts: "To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful & tyrannical."-Jefferson ...

I have the perfect solution. You'll get a refund for your share of tax dollars that went toward this ad campaign.

And I'll get a refund for my share of tax dollars that went toward the war in Iraq.

Deal?
2012-08-04 05:05:47 PM
2 votes:

Free_Chilly_Willy: A Dark Evil Omen: And you have terrible taste in food

Tastes like making liberals mad to me

/om nom nom..


Here we have the Republican mindset in a nutshell. Doing what's right is not important, annoying people who do what's right is.
2012-08-04 04:27:27 PM
2 votes:
Well, good, I approve of my tax dollars from my substantially positive federal tax burden going to good and useful things like Amtrak and equality.
2012-08-04 01:09:42 PM
2 votes:

Relatively Obscure: Wait. You mean to tell me that my money went toward trying to make a gay person feel welcome somewhere?! The horror!


I'd prefer a more brutally honest ad campaign.

Amtrak: We don't care if you're gayi. You can ride us anytime!
2012-08-04 12:51:32 PM
2 votes:
DRTFA, but the idea that a government agency could manage to put together an entire ad campaign in two weeks in response to something is laughable. Coincidental, and hilarious.

Subby, please be sure to let us know if you find any of the following images uncomfortable:

newsimg.bbc.co.uk
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2012-08-04 12:38:51 PM
2 votes:
It might surprise subby that gay and lesbian couples are also taxpayers.
2012-08-04 11:57:21 AM
2 votes:
So are we supposed to be outraged at this? Help us out here homophobemitter.
2012-08-05 08:53:48 AM
1 votes:
They won't be happy till this.

images.publicradio.org
2012-08-05 06:22:01 AM
1 votes:

shotglasss: indylaw: Are they supposed to try NOT to sell train tickets now? I'm so confused about the paint-eating-conservative line of the day.

Perhaps you've eaten a few too many bowls of lead paint chips yourself. Put some salsa on them, it cuts down on the brain damage.


i78.photobucket.com
2012-08-05 04:33:16 AM
1 votes:

Sir Anal of Leakage: But really, all I did was point out a stupid article. Who'd have thought gay people were so touchy and emotional. Welcome to Gay Fark.


Too bad putting you on ignore doesn't ignore your stupid headlines, too.
2012-08-05 12:31:38 AM
1 votes:

shotglasss: indylaw: Are they supposed to try NOT to sell train tickets now? I'm so confused about the paint-eating-conservative line of the day.

Perhaps you've eaten a few too many bowls of lead paint chips yourself. Put some salsa on them, it cuts down on the brain damage.


I'm not sure you understood the question. Why shouldn't Amtrak reach out to potential customers?
2012-08-04 11:48:37 PM
1 votes:

Free_Chilly_Willy: ultraholland: The modern Conservative Christian American is more about spiting those who are different than helping those who are less fortunate.

Much like the modern liberal is more concerned about those who will not help themselves than it is on making sure the most successful of us (and those in the best position to help the truly unfortunate) are burdened with high taxes and government regulations in the name of "equality".


So, eat shiat if you don't like it.
2012-08-04 11:01:19 PM
1 votes:

The Why Not Guy: shotglasss: But seeing liberals wish death on conservatives because they disagree with them...

Yeah, it's those mean old liberals.

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During the interview Adkisson stated that he had targeted the church because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were ruining the country, and that he felt that the Democrats had tied his country's hands in the war on terror and they had ruined every institution in America with the aid of major media outlets. Adkisson made statements that because he could not get to the leaders of the liberal movement that he would then target those that had voted them into office. Adkisson stated that he had held these beliefs for about the last ten years

Those doggone mean liberals.
2012-08-04 09:27:39 PM
1 votes:
shotglasss: But seeing liberals wish death on conservatives because they disagree with them...

Yeah, it's those mean old liberals.

techforcepcservices.com
2012-08-04 08:35:32 PM
1 votes:

shotglasss: But seeing liberals wish death on conservatives because they disagree with them...


[citation needed]
2012-08-04 07:51:16 PM
1 votes:

Sir Anal of Leakage: I have determined, through rigorous scientific testing of Fark threads, that homosexuality damages the sarcasm meter. I shall now require a hefty grant from Chick fil-A.


Your blog suc...wait, CBS???

Don't accuse Sir Anal of being a troll for submitting this gem. The hysteria-mongering and bigot-baiting is all there in TFA. All he did was point it out.

Isn't mocking bad journalism the main purpose of Fark?

/well, that and driving traffic to Cracked.com
2012-08-04 07:50:04 PM
1 votes:

shotglasss: brukmann: Shaggy_C: PlatinumDragon: Subby sounds oppressed. So oppressed. Tell us how hard your life is and how gays are oppressing you. I guess being treated as an equal is "special rights" or something.

How would you feel if Amtrak put up an ad targeting born-again Christian evangelicals? "Ride with Jesus" and all?

Minorities created by man are not protected the same as those created by god. Nobody cares how people chop themselves up into a tiny little teams.

God didn't create minorities, he created men. And women. The 'minority' classification is all man-made.


She didn't make people in ratios of different genetic combinations? Strange, i thought there were a lot more Chinese than Japanese. She didn't make us IMHO roughly half straight, a quarter bi-, 15% gay, and 10% TG?

I think you're taking the colorblind concept a bridge too far.
2012-08-04 07:33:16 PM
1 votes:

twat_waffle: vartian: Yes, because nation-wide print campaigns targeting a specific demographic with highly stylized portrat photography are always knocked-out overnight. That's how graphic design works; we have a big button on our keyboards called "Farking Instant Magic and shiat."

I need one of those on my keyboard. It would help my handle time and help me reach the unreasonable conversion goals some of my clients have.

/when only two of your top five agents hit their conversion goals, then there is a problem with the goals, not the agents
//when you expect me to convert at 12%, but I only get one or two saleable calls out of 15 total in a shift, there is a problem with the goals, not me


Off topic, but so much this for my last job.
2012-08-04 07:16:47 PM
1 votes:

Shaggy_C: PlatinumDragon: Subby sounds oppressed. So oppressed. Tell us how hard your life is and how gays are oppressing you. I guess being treated as an equal is "special rights" or something.

How would you feel if Amtrak put up an ad targeting born-again Christian evangelicals? "Ride with Jesus" and all?


Minorities created by man are not protected the same as those created by god. Nobody cares how people chop themselves up into a tiny little teams.
2012-08-04 07:09:39 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: It might surprise subby that gay and lesbian couples are also taxpayers.


Wait until someone tells subby all citizens have rights, despite some people placing their hysterical religious reactions and opinions on equal footing to biological certitude.

It's not controversial to target ads to a minority group, no matter how many foul creatures don't want their blessed tax dollars connected to queering up the Amtrak lines.
2012-08-04 06:33:24 PM
1 votes:

shotglasss: To conservatives, it's about free speech.


I'd say donating large sums of money to groups who work to keep me a second class citizen is very much about hating GLBT people. Again, you and the owners of CFA have every right to do so. But at least own it.
2012-08-04 06:22:32 PM
1 votes:
So have the same shills who cried day and night about Chick-fil-A 's rights of free speech going to defend Amtraks free speech?

I'll be waiting

/not holding my breath.
2012-08-04 06:05:25 PM
1 votes:

Free_Chilly_Willy: nyseattitude: That and the never ending adolescent mindset of labeling someone if they don't form the same opinion.

Funny since I have been labeled everything under the sun since posting and I haven't said one unkind thing since posting.


Your definition of "unkind" is equivalent to your "equal rights" definition too I'm sure. As long as they sit in the back of the bus it's all good in your book. My tolerance for bigots like you grows less by the week. Be disingenuous and play semantics all you want, I never expect reason or rational from paranoid, insecure homophobes. Good day.
2012-08-04 06:01:03 PM
1 votes:

shotglasss: The Chick Fil A thing isn't about hating GLBT people, it's about free speech.


So what's wrong with customers boycotting Chick-Fil-A for these views? Isn't that free speech as well?
2012-08-04 05:54:42 PM
1 votes:

shotglasss: Rebort: Free_Chilly_Willy: A Dark Evil Omen: Free_Chilly_Willy: words

Look how stupid you are.

Cant type anymore, eating Chick-Filla

Right on, brother! Keep fighting the good fight!

You know, you could eat more chicken sandwiches faster if you'd lie on your back and just cram them down your gullet without chewing - chewing is for effete libtards. Try it!

/please

Looks like FCW got a bunch of liberal panties tied up in knots.


Aw, lighten up snowflake. We're just having fun lobbing spitballs at each other. Take a deep breath and count to potato.
2012-08-04 05:50:17 PM
1 votes:

shotglasss: The Chick Fil A thing isn't about hating GLBT people


Um, yes it is.
2012-08-04 05:39:45 PM
1 votes:

nyseattitude: That and the never ending adolescent mindset of labeling someone if they don't form the same opinion.


Funny since I have been labeled everything under the sun since posting and I haven't said one unkind thing since posting.
2012-08-04 05:12:21 PM
1 votes:
elchip

Pretty much. The modern Conservative Christian American is more about spiting those who are different than helping those who are less fortunate. And it makes them feel good.
2012-08-04 05:09:29 PM
1 votes:
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2012-08-04 04:57:35 PM
1 votes:
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2012-08-04 04:53:59 PM
1 votes:

Free_Chilly_Willy: Hmm...I wonder which the American people have decided to back?

A failing, tax stealing, government-run, bureaucratic institution

or

a successful Christian run business that has posted records profits for standing up to Washington liberals and their homosexual allies?


I seriously hope their profits increase one hundred fold over the next year or two.

I hope all their clients start eating three or more meals a day there. Seven times a day would be great!
2012-08-04 04:51:53 PM
1 votes:

macadamnut: Well, where in the bible does Jesus ever take a train?


Oh, it's in there. He caught the 3:16 to Heaven, Brother. Can I get an Amen? Jesus went off the rails on a crazy train to Jehovah, you'd better believe it, Sister. He's the Final Engineer ridin' that Pearly Locomotive in the sky. He's blowin' the whistle at the last stop, so don't you go and take that train to Satanville, my friend. Repent! Repent the heinous of sin of heresy! Repent the...okay I'll submit a less trolly headline next time.

But really, all I did was point out a stupid article. Who'd have thought gay people were so touchy and emotional. Welcome to Gay Fark.
2012-08-04 04:49:11 PM
1 votes:
Free_Chilly_Willy: Cant type anymore, eating Chick-Filla

It's nice that this whole controversy has given the "For every animal you vegetarians don't eat, I'm gonna eat three" and "I'm gonna leave my SUV running for 6 hours on Earth Day" crowd of reflexively-combative ass-clowns some new material. Don't choke on your deep-fried grease sandwich, Einstein.
2012-08-04 04:40:37 PM
1 votes:
Dear people who think you get to say what someone else's family is,

I encourage you to eat at Chil-fil-A every day. Eat there for more than one meal each day. Supersize your meals and go back for seconds. This way you will be showing the gay-loving people that supporting your idea of what a family is restricted to is very profitable. Plus, your demographic will die off even sooner, so the rest of us can continue with the ideals of supporting freedom, liberty, and equality.
2012-08-04 04:37:30 PM
1 votes:
Government run entities are horribly inefficient, inept and incapable of doing anything yet are efficient, diabolical and capable of executing and delivering heterophobic gayhomofacist propoganda overnight in response to some bigot company's comments and the fried chicken sandwich hate-in a mere couple days ago.

Is this like our lazy, do nothing, idiot, affirmative action president who plays golf every day but is single handedly destroying the best, most exceptional greatest country that god has given man on the face of the earth in a mere 3 years?
2012-08-04 04:35:42 PM
1 votes:
Trollmitter is aware that they aren't fully funded by tax subsidies, right? Last time I checked, I still had to pay for my ticket.
2012-08-04 04:33:29 PM
1 votes:

Free_Chilly_Willy: Hmm...I wonder which the American people have decided to back?

A failing, tax stealing, government-run, bureaucratic institution

or

a successful Christian run business that has posted records profits for standing up to Washington liberals and their homosexual allies?


and what better way to fight the homosexual threat by eating chicken! ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIER!
2012-08-04 04:30:01 PM
1 votes:

A Dark Evil Omen: Free_Chilly_Willy: words

Look how stupid you are.


Seconded. I feel dumber for having read that fool's post.
2012-08-04 04:28:53 PM
1 votes:

Free_Chilly_Willy: words


Look how stupid you are.
2012-08-04 04:28:04 PM
1 votes:
Oddly enough, GLBT folks pay taxes, too, and they're still permitted on trains, despite the efforts of terrified Christian bigots in this country to turn them into "the new Black."
2012-08-04 04:24:36 PM
1 votes:

vartian: Yes, because nation-wide print campaigns targeting a specific demographic with highly stylized portrat photography are always knocked-out overnight. That's how graphic design works; we have a big button on our keyboards called "Farking Instant Magic and shiat."


I need one of those on my keyboard. It would help my handle time and help me reach the unreasonable conversion goals some of my clients have.

/when only two of your top five agents hit their conversion goals, then there is a problem with the goals, not the agents
//when you expect me to convert at 12%, but I only get one or two saleable calls out of 15 total in a shift, there is a problem with the goals, not me
2012-08-04 04:17:40 PM
1 votes:
Subby sounds oppressed. So oppressed. Tell us how hard your life is and how gays are oppressing you. I guess being treated as an equal is "special rights" or something.
2012-08-04 04:15:45 PM
1 votes:

unyon: DRTFA, but the idea that a government agency could manage to put together an entire ad campaign in two weeks in response to something is laughable. Coincidental, and hilarious.

Subby, please be sure to let us know if you find any of the following images uncomfortable:

[newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 416x300]
[gb.fotolibra.com image 624x416]
[mw2.google.com image 500x375]
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 436x308]


That first one looks like Thomas the Train.
2012-08-04 02:30:39 PM
1 votes:
How dare the government acknowledge and welcome segments of the population that some people have a problem with. It's as bad as those phone prompts for Spanish, or Mandarin or some other Un-American place...
2012-08-04 01:38:56 PM
1 votes:
What the fark does Chick-fil-A have to do with this story? I know the point was made in TFA...just seems like a complete non-sequitur.

Also, why is this a story at all?
2012-08-04 01:37:49 PM
1 votes:

vartian: we have a big button on our keyboards called "Farking Instant Magic and shiat."


...You serious, Clark?
2012-08-04 01:35:08 PM
1 votes:
Wow...lotsa bigotry and blatant hatred in the comments...but I'm not surprised...it's all in the name of defending Christian values, of course.
2012-08-04 01:24:05 PM
1 votes:
Yes, because nation-wide print campaigns targeting a specific demographic with highly stylized portrat photography are always knocked-out overnight. That's how graphic design works; we have a big button on our keyboards called "Farking Instant Magic and shiat."
2012-08-04 12:59:54 PM
1 votes:
Wait. You mean to tell me that my money went toward trying to make a gay person feel welcome somewhere?! The horror!
2012-08-04 12:57:31 PM
1 votes:
I farking love Amtrak.
2012-08-04 12:37:25 PM
1 votes:

Dinki: So are we supposed to be outraged at this? Help us out here homophobemitter.


Subby's just mad because the gheys don't have to ride in a separate car.
 
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