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(Huffington Post)   Rep. Allen West (R-eally nuts) sends chicken and biscuits from Chick-Fil-A to the Congressional Black Caucus. Surprisingly, pretty much everyone there was offended   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-08-07 05:26:07 PM  
Rep. Allen West (R-eally nutsWar Criminal) sends chicken and biscuits from Chick-Fil-A to the Congressional Black Caucus. Surprisingly, pretty much everyone there was offended
 
2012-08-07 05:26:24 PM  
Geez, I would love to see his evaluations from the military. I wonder if he was ever ordered into "observation" or "counseling" because this guy is seriously coo-coo for cocoa puffs.
 
2012-08-07 05:27:36 PM  
Let's be real here. Is the CBC ever NOT offended? Chik fil A tastes good. I don't give a fuch what your political leanings are.
 
2012-08-07 05:28:24 PM  
"We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. We have Jamaican beans and rice," Hastings said. But West "sent Chick-fil-A with biscuits. Ok?

I'm very offended.

Watermelon rules.
 
2012-08-07 05:29:01 PM  
6 months ago.......and I'm done reading
 
2012-08-07 05:29:06 PM  
Was that wrong? Should he not have done that?
 
2012-08-07 05:30:02 PM  
As contemptible a human as West is, the Congressional Black Caucus was trolled way too easily by this.
 
2012-08-07 05:30:22 PM  

socodog: Let's be real here. Is the CBC ever NOT offended? Chik fil A tastes good. I don't give a fuch what your political leanings are.


MMMMMmmmmm...Tastes like discrimination.

/Delicious delicious discrimination.
 
2012-08-07 05:31:04 PM  

socodog: Let's be real here. Is the CBC ever NOT offended? Chik fil A tastes good. I don't give a fuch what your political leanings are.


maybe if you are drunk and starving. Popeye's is WAY better.
 
2012-08-07 05:31:40 PM  
"I wouldn't want to go into his mental state," Hastings added. "All I know is his verbiage and his rhetoric is way over the top. Way over the top."

WE GET IT, HE'S BLACK
 
2012-08-07 05:31:41 PM  

RowdyRough: MMMMMmmmmm...Tastes like discrimination.


discrimilicious.
 
2012-08-07 05:31:46 PM  
I would be happy, because Chick fil A rocks. They should have sent back some moonshine in quart mason jars.
 
2012-08-07 05:32:04 PM  
They should send him a copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin
 
2012-08-07 05:32:11 PM  
"We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. We have Jamaican beans and rice," Hastings said. But West "sent Chick-fil-A with biscuits. Ok?

If they're so worried about how eating watermelon would look why don't they ever get chow mein or pizza? Sticking to fried foods and BBQ is still pretty stereotypical.

Also, this was 6 months ago.
 
2012-08-07 05:32:14 PM  
Wait, this was before the controversy exploded?
 
2012-08-07 05:32:27 PM  
i missed national watermelon on august 3rd. did anything get sent over to them for that too?
 
2012-08-07 05:32:33 PM  

meat0918: "We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. We have Jamaican beans and rice," Hastings said. But West "sent Chick-fil-A with biscuits. Ok?

I'm very offended.

Watermelon rules.



You damn right it rules.

IIRC, it was Chris Rock who said "If you don't like fried chicken and watermelon, there's something wrong with YOU."

But I think it's amusing that they drew the line at watermelon....especially since fried chicken, catfish, and BBQ are okay....but that awesome fruit is somehow the last straw when it comes to those old stereotypes about food.
 
2012-08-07 05:32:52 PM  

socodog: Chik fil A tastes good.


No.
 
2012-08-07 05:34:36 PM  

ManateeGag: socodog: Let's be real here. Is the CBC ever NOT offended? Chik fil A tastes good. I don't give a fuch what your political leanings are.

maybe if you are drunk and starving. Popeye's is WAY better.


Popeye's is the best chicken chain, though Asian KFC is also pretty good. Chick-Fil-A just has an inexplicable cult following with overrated waffle fries.
 
2012-08-07 05:34:41 PM  
Let me see if I have the facts. A black congressman sent chicken and biscuits to the CBC for lunch. They are offended because it was obvious that he did it for political reasons, except this happened six months ago, long before the politics of the company's CEO became an issue.

Of course they are offended. The reason they exist is to always be offended about something.
 
2012-08-07 05:35:24 PM  
"Rep. Allen West (R-eally nuts) sends chicken and biscuits from Chick-Fil-A to the Congressional Black Caucus. Surprisingly, pretty much everyone there was offended"

Subby, what would a reader of your headline think was the reason for the offense?

And what would a reader of the article think was the reason for the offense?

Bad subby.
 
2012-08-07 05:36:40 PM  
seems to me, West was just being cheap.

Dude it's a working lunch, no fast food.
 
2012-08-07 05:36:49 PM  
"We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon,

Why not? If I was a black Congressman, I'd be eating chicken and waffles on the Capitol steps.
 
2012-08-07 05:38:57 PM  

RoyBatty: "Rep. Allen West (R-eally nuts) sends chicken and biscuits from Chick-Fil-A to the Congressional Black Caucus. Surprisingly, pretty much everyone there was offended"

Subby, what would a reader of your headline think was the reason for the offense?

And what would a reader of the article think was the reason for the offense?

Bad subby.


I think they were offended because he brought fast food and then left, when it sounds like others get the taxpayers to spring for catered lunches.
 
2012-08-07 05:39:32 PM  

vernonFL: "We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon,

Why not? If I was a black Congressman, I'd be eating chicken and waffles on the Capitol steps.


Chicken and waffles are the best thing ever. Well, except for waffles with chicken gravy, that's even better.
 
2012-08-07 05:39:48 PM  
How's PDQ? Can I get my Chix fix at PDQ?
 
2012-08-07 05:40:15 PM  
Forget the politics for a second: When it was West's turn to provide a decent meal, he drops off fast food? And then leaves?

Damn, it takes a true asshole to douche up lunch
 
2012-08-07 05:40:32 PM  

vernonFL: Why not? If I was a black Congressman, I'd be eating chicken and waffles on the Capitol steps.



Do you want ants? Because that's how you get ants!
 
2012-08-07 05:41:30 PM  
The real Issue

"We serve a full course meal"

"Umm Allen, this is a chicken wing and a biscuit, I paid for you to eat a full course meal last week, you better super size this biatch"
 
2012-08-07 05:42:37 PM  
If Popeye's had a spicy chicken biscuit and served it at breakfast, Chick-Fil-A could burn to the farking ground for all I care.

/well, also the lemonade
//and hatred
 
2012-08-07 05:43:34 PM  
I would never be offended by Allen West leaving an event that I was at. Seems like the nicest thing he could possibly do.
 
2012-08-07 05:43:47 PM  

The_Sponge: .but that awesome fruit is somehow the last straw when it comes to those old stereotypes about food.


Well, from a purely practical POV, it is a bad idea for a business meeting of any sort, too messy.

Not a big fan myself, but every once in a while I like it.

And honestly, I think they were more pissed that instead of going through any amount of trouble when it was his turn, he just hit the drive through, dumped the bags, and left.
 
2012-08-07 05:43:49 PM  
If Rmoney can retroactively retire, the CBT can retroactively be offended.
 
2012-08-07 05:44:29 PM  
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) told The Huffington Post that the incident happened about six months ago but is now fresh in his mind given West's recent comments in support of the fast food chain, which is run by a well-known Christian and backer of anti-gay religious organizations.

This happened six months ago and this guy is just getting offended?

Please shut up immediately.
 
2012-08-07 05:44:30 PM  

socodog: Let's be real here. Is the CBC ever NOT offended? Chik fil A tastes good. I don't give a fuch what your political leanings are.


I don't agree. Popeye's is roughly seventy million times better. (And the fried chicken you find in non-chain dive joints throughout the South is usually even better.)
 
2012-08-07 05:44:49 PM  
How is this a news story? Who thought this was even remotely interesting?
 
2012-08-07 05:45:55 PM  
Isn't that kinda like the pot calling the kettle black?
 
2012-08-07 05:46:16 PM  
"Us people love this, right? The other guys from the House kept insisting you'd love it and said it's pretty much all we eat, but I didn't get the joke. Was that bad?"
 
2012-08-07 05:47:23 PM  
Washington DC has hundreds of really good restaurants, making food from every corner of the Earth.

You could eat at a different Ethiopian restaurant every day of the week if you wanted too.

Thai, Veitnamese, West African, Indian, Brazilian, etc... Literally every country has a cuisine that is represented there.

So to choose Chik Fil A is really rude.
 
2012-08-07 05:47:25 PM  

Kanemano: seems to me, West was just being cheap.

Dude it's a working lunch, no fast food.


This.
 
2012-08-07 05:48:01 PM  

r00tdenied: Isn't that kinda like the pot calling the kettle black?


I would say that is a racist comment, but in reality you are just calling a spade a spade.
 
2012-08-07 05:48:21 PM  

qorkfiend: Rep. Allen West (R-eally nutsWar Criminal) sends chicken and biscuits from Chick-Fil-A to the Congressional Black Caucus. Surprisingly, pretty much everyone there was offended


If sending Chick-Fil-A to people isn't a war atrocity, it certainly should be. That shiat is terrible compared to even decent home-cooked chicken.

Oh, right, the interrogation thing he did. That too.
 
2012-08-07 05:49:37 PM  
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2012-08-07 05:49:48 PM  
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) told The Huffington Post that the incident happened about six months ago

Selective outrage is selective.
 
2012-08-07 05:51:52 PM  

socodog: Chik fil A tastes good.


microwaved frozen breaded chicken, american cheese, cheep hamburger bun, no condiments. What the hell is wrong with you? Chick-Fil-A maybe a lot of things, but it's not even mediocre, let alone good.
 
2012-08-07 05:53:26 PM  

jst3p: r00tdenied: Isn't that kinda like the pot calling the kettle black?

I would say that is a racist comment, but in reality you are just calling a spade a spade.


Hey - we know that meme, so stop it. We don't cotton to that sort of thing around here.
 
2012-08-07 05:56:52 PM  
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2012-08-07 05:57:24 PM  
Why didnt he take everyone out to eat at Sambos?
 
2012-08-07 05:57:32 PM  
They were offended that it wasn't Church's?
 
2012-08-07 05:59:03 PM  
Seems to me West took what was a lunch tradition and tried to fark it up every way possible when it was his turn, just to be a dick. I don't know why even with simple things today's conservatives have to figure a way to make it into partisan politics.
 
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