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2012-08-08 08:47:26 PM

OnlyM3: ROTFLMAO...

Ok, so this week the flip-flopping lib-tard are buying starbucks? Just a short time ago, they were calling for national boycotts of the same shop.

Group to Launch Nationwide Boycott of Starbucks boycott of Starbucks Coffee products on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to try to change the company's "open carry" gun policy


You have confused "liberals" with "fascist advocates of total civilian disarmament". While some overlap exists between the two groups, the two groups are not identical.
 
2012-08-08 08:54:20 PM

MoronLessOff: And you don't know if you'll save it for marriage until you're married.


It really is best to have a little now and save some for later.
 
2012-08-08 08:56:37 PM

elchupacabra: technicolor-misfit: elchupacabra: to ban or cut portions of Free association = "Eh, I can't in good conscience eat there"
Censorship = "We have to spread the idea that CFAbeing gay is evil and anyone who eats there supports gays is evil -- no excuses. That way, we can make CFA change its ways or close down the homosex lobby give up its gay agenda and go away".

The worm turns.

What's good for the goose...

Oh, definitely.gunga galunga: vernonFL: I love how conservatives are so against boycotting things now, when 4 years ago they weren't eating ketchup for political reasons.

You gotta love how they went from boycotting Disney, JCPenney's, Amazon, Nabisco, etc, but when thosepeople start boycotting a business that adheres to their beliefs, well that's just intolerant.



Heh. Any word on how those turned out for the boycottees? Did any either lose money or change position?


My favorite was when the Southern Baptists boycotted Disney. They were ultimately as successful as staying out of Disney World as they are staying out of the liquor store. So eight years later they cancelled the boycott with a "we made our point" sidestep. Considering that Disney didn't budge from their stance one bit, I'd like to know what that point was.
 
2012-08-08 08:56:38 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: MoronLessOff: And you don't know if you'll save it for marriage until you're married.

It really is best to have a little now and save some for later.


As an individual who didn't til marriage: THIS.
 
2012-08-08 08:59:11 PM
Started with the rainbow and now Starbucks. Oh well, never did find the cost worth the quality. And its certianly not worth the self-imagined status.
 
2012-08-08 09:03:01 PM
Dimensio SmartestFunniest 2012-08-08 06:31:39 PM

Gdalescrboz: CFA came out, not in opposition to gay marriage, but in support of traditional mariage

Mr. Truett in fact has donated money to organizations that explicitly advocate maintaining current discrimination against same-sex couples by denying them marital benefits. Your claim, therefore, is false.


The shiat storm was over a statement he made in support of traditional marriage. He has been giving money to those organizations for a while. Unless you are saying the shiatstorm blew up a long time ago when he first started donating to those organization, which everyone knows is not true, my claim is, therefore, accurate. Stop moving the goalposts, bad kitty
 
2012-08-08 09:03:44 PM

elchupacabra:
Heh. Any word on how those turned out for the boycottees? Did any either lose money or change position?


"Well, boy, you tried and you failed. The moral of the story is 'never try'" -H. Simpson

That said I dont agree with your notion that if a demonstration doesnt immediately affect change, then said demonstration is a failure. Social change occurs in a series of movements over time.

When those dudes sat-in at that diner, their deminstartion wasnt ineffective because the Civil Rights Act wasnt signed the next day...
 
2012-08-08 09:04:02 PM

BobDeluxe: Indubitably: jayphat: Indubitably: jayphat: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: MoronLessOff: HotIgneous Intruder: MoronLessOff: HotIgneous Intruder: I really don't give a fark who farks whom or with what, but being gay pretty much, in human reproductive terms, puts you in a null set.

This point is moot. Humans can lay off the reproducing. There are enough people already, we can probably cut back a little.

Yeah. So now we're into the strictly recreational chapter of human existence.
Gotcha.
Let's go have an after-dinner brandy and discuss the romantic poets and nothing will interfere with our little bubble of self-interested delusion.

Wut? I was pointing out that the argument "being gay pretty much, in human reproductive terms, puts you in a null set" doesn't hold any water. Why turn it on me?

This is why I stay out of the politics tab.

Yeah, I haven't visited the politics tab in years. The closest I'll come to that level of idiocy are mainpage threads like these.

You couldn't pay me enough money to wander into the politics tab.

Apologies, but for some reason I doubt the veracity of your statement...

The average Farker couldn't pay be enough monthly to visit the politics tab.

Better?

Nope.

I will take $10 to go to the politics tab.


Please start a Kickstarter for me to move, and I will. I need money now.

Thank you.
 
2012-08-08 09:08:31 PM
Wow, target is seriously the most liberal, pro-lbgta company I could imagine, yet they still bring that up...
 
2012-08-08 09:08:39 PM

gunga galunga:
My favorite was when the Southern Baptists boycotted Disney. They were ultimately as successful as staying out of Disney World as they are staying out of the liquor store. So eight years later they cancelled the boycott with a "we made our point" sidestep. Considering that Disney didn't budge from their stance one bit, I'd like to know what that point was.


The best part was that they dropped the boycott because they all wanted to go see the Narnia movie. Before then, boycotting was easy since hardly any of them could afford to go to Florida on Disney vacations anyway and they didn't come out with any movies that they really wanted to see.
 
2012-08-08 09:09:22 PM

Gdalescrboz: Dimensio SmartestFunniest 2012-08-08 06:31:39 PM

Gdalescrboz: CFA came out, not in opposition to gay marriage, but in support of traditional mariage

Mr. Truett in fact has donated money to organizations that explicitly advocate maintaining current discrimination against same-sex couples by denying them marital benefits. Your claim, therefore, is false.

The shiat storm was over a statement he made in support of traditional marriage. He has been giving money to those organizations for a while. Unless you are saying the shiatstorm blew up a long time ago when he first started donating to those organization, which everyone knows is not true, my claim is, therefore, accurate. Stop moving the goalposts, bad kitty


Personally, I didnt know he dnared millions pf dollars to fight equal right for homosexuals until last week.

That said the statement "I support traditional marriage" means absolutley nothing. I support traditional marriage so much that i have one. Interestingly, i dont see the point in denying homosexuals the same protections under law that I enjoy.

Youre either for equal rights for homosexuals or not, stop hiding behind weasel statements like "i support traditional marriage."
 
2012-08-08 09:10:05 PM

Chafed Willi: Wow, target is seriously the most liberal, pro-lbgta company I could imagine, yet they still bring that up...


Oh yeah, they're soooooo liberal that they only got around to doing same-sex marriage registries a decade after Macy's. Target is an opportunist company with no actual corporate ethics.
 
2012-08-08 09:12:57 PM
Frankel says Ben & Jerry's outspoken political views are a "huge, huge mistake."
"What do I advise companies? I can give you one fundamental: Stick to your knittin'," he said.
"These guys are absolutely shooting from the hip," Frankel said, referring to cause marketers in general. "They have no long-term brand plan and that's why they essentially resemble anything out of the Three Stooges than anything else."


I'm sure they're very concerned what Frankel says as they truck another 1000 pounds of hundred dollar bils to the bank.
 
2012-08-08 09:13:30 PM

december: ust a friendly encouragement to go where you have something to contribute. protip: it's not here.


And yet you responded. Go figure.
 
2012-08-08 09:19:44 PM

Gdalescrboz: Stop moving the goalposts, bad kitty


You have absolutely no idea what "Moving the goalposts" means, do you?

Also, he didn't just "Come out in favour of traditional marriage." The list of organisations he donates to includes Exodus International, which has bugger all to do with "Traditional marriage" - or any sort of marriage - unless you consider kidnapping, violent abuse and depraved indifference homicide to be part of a "Traditional marriage."
 
2012-08-08 09:19:52 PM

rynthetyn: Chafed Willi: Wow, target is seriously the most liberal, pro-lbgta company I could imagine, yet they still bring that up...

Oh yeah, they're soooooo liberal that they only got around to doing same-sex marriage registries a decade after Macy's. Target is an opportunist company with no actual corporate ethics.


You obviously don't work there. Or know much about the culture there.
 
2012-08-08 09:22:16 PM

Chafed Willi: rynthetyn: Chafed Willi: Wow, target is seriously the most liberal, pro-lbgta company I could imagine, yet they still bring that up...

Oh yeah, they're soooooo liberal that they only got around to doing same-sex marriage registries a decade after Macy's. Target is an opportunist company with no actual corporate ethics.

You obviously don't work there. Or know much about the culture there.


Did they or did they not just get praise for FINALLY doing something a decade after the rest of the wedding registry industry did it? That says a lot about their corporate culture.
 
2012-08-08 09:23:30 PM
So, why not just have a policy where you're cool with everybody and you focus on making a good product instead? Oh, sorry, I forgot. Any publicity is good publicity.
 
2012-08-08 09:25:20 PM

Sybarite: Where can I shop and/or eat that will express my general contempt for humanity rather than just one specific segment of it?


Hell

See ya there
 
2012-08-08 09:31:47 PM

Sybarite: Where can I shop and/or eat that will express my general contempt for humanity rather than just one specific segment of it?


online. You probably have absolutely no idea how much mark-up retail costs.

Retail rule of thumb: "If you can't charge 5x what it cost you to produce, your product is not worth it."

/I got $300 worth of tools online for $100.
//industrial padlock at Home Depot: $25
///better industrial padlock online: $10
 
2012-08-08 09:32:15 PM
We're batrillions in debt, we're fighting a costly war, the entire goddam country is about to go bankrupt and the hot topic of the day has to do with gays and fried chicken?

I just don't have a dog in either fight
 
2012-08-08 09:34:37 PM

KidneyStone: We're batrillions in debt, we're fighting a costly war, the entire goddam country is about to go bankrupt and the hot topic of the day has to do with gays and fried chicken?

I just don't have a dog in either fight


You make me sick, bigot.
 
2012-08-08 09:34:58 PM

Chafed Willi: rynthetyn: Chafed Willi: Wow, target is seriously the most liberal, pro-lbgta company I could imagine, yet they still bring that up...

Oh yeah, they're soooooo liberal that they only got around to doing same-sex marriage registries a decade after Macy's. Target is an opportunist company with no actual corporate ethics.

You obviously don't work there. Or know much about the culture there.


"I used to eat there, when I lived in the Valley, but it always smelled funny to me. Most of the time it tasted good, but I always new as I drove through that I was supporting a religio, but yo, hungry on the go? Funny cows? What's not to like? Oh yeah, the hate. Guess what? I can cook a mean chicken sandwich, even fries, how about you come in from the cold, cold corporation, friend..."
 
2012-08-08 09:35:08 PM

KidneyStone: We're batrillions in debt, we're fighting a costly war, the entire goddam country is about to go bankrupt and the hot topic of the day has to do with gays and fried chicken?

I just don't have a dog in either fight


gays serve the illuminati
you didn't think they actually ENJOYED sticking their dick in other men's buttonholes??

mwaHa ha ha ha ha ha
 
2012-08-08 09:40:45 PM
corporations are free to support whichever groups they want

consumers are free to spread information regarding which groups corporations support.

AMERICA, FARK YEAH!
 
2012-08-08 09:41:36 PM

WhippingBoy: KidneyStone: We're batrillions in debt, we're fighting a costly war, the entire goddam country is about to go bankrupt and the hot topic of the day has to do with gays and fried chicken?

I just don't have a dog in either fight

You make me sick, bigot.


WTF?
People can be indifferent to this kind of thing you know.
It's not a choice. It's just how they are.
 
2012-08-08 09:50:35 PM
I'll support gay marriage after people are allowed to marry and have sex with their dogs. Legally that is.
 
2012-08-08 09:53:04 PM

Aarontology: Drew Curtis, and Fark by extension, support RON PAUL.

When you support Drew Curtis, you are endorsing his support of RON PAUL and RON PAUL's ridiculous views towards women's health, gay rights, and his idiotic brand of neo-confederate state level tyranny.

BOYCOTT DREW CURTIS.

AND RON PAUL!


shiat, I've been eating up Drew's bandwidth for over a decade without once upping with a subscription. I've been bleeding him as hard as I can, that motherfarker.
 
2012-08-08 09:54:52 PM

rynthetyn: Chafed Willi: rynthetyn: Chafed Willi: Wow, target is seriously the most liberal, pro-lbgta company I could imagine, yet they still bring that up...

Oh yeah, they're soooooo liberal that they only got around to doing same-sex marriage registries a decade after Macy's. Target is an opportunist company with no actual corporate ethics.

You obviously don't work there. Or know much about the culture there.

Did they or did they not just get praise for FINALLY doing something a decade after the rest of the wedding registry industry did it? That says a lot about their corporate culture.


Target Sells T-Shirts To Raise Money For Group Working To Defeat Gay Marriage Ban In Minnesota
 
2012-08-08 09:55:41 PM
I could care less who you want to fark or marry or kiss....Just because I eat a chicken sandwich I like doesn't make me hate you. I'll go get a cup of coffee too.

/This is just stupid
 
2012-08-08 09:55:49 PM
i1245.photobucket.com

wave of the future!
 
2012-08-08 10:01:36 PM

GameSprocket: rynthetyn: Chafed Willi: rynthetyn: Chafed Willi: Wow, target is seriously the most liberal, pro-lbgta company I could imagine, yet they still bring that up...

Oh yeah, they're soooooo liberal that they only got around to doing same-sex marriage registries a decade after Macy's. Target is an opportunist company with no actual corporate ethics.

You obviously don't work there. Or know much about the culture there.

Did they or did they not just get praise for FINALLY doing something a decade after the rest of the wedding registry industry did it? That says a lot about their corporate culture.

Target Sells T-Shirts To Raise Money For Group Working To Defeat Gay Marriage Ban In Minnesota


In 2012. They've done a great job of conning people into believing that they don't have the incredibly spotty track record that they actually have. There have been plenty of companies doing a hell of a lot more for decades.
 
2012-08-08 10:08:34 PM
mattbors.com
 
2012-08-08 10:09:39 PM

Mimic_Octopus: goddammit if i have to read another farking gay marriage article im going to punch the next gay person i see in the face. you are 10% of the population, stop occupying 50% of the media. we are farking sick of hearing about this bullshiat cause, there are actual life and death and financial issue to solve, who gives a shiat what piece of paper some farked up church or city gives you ?!?!?!


You do know reading is optional, right? Unless someone has a gun to your head. In that case, carry on.
 
2012-08-08 10:14:12 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Think eating/not eating Chick-fil-A proves anything?

I think eating at Chick-fil-A proves that knowing you help fund Ugandan death squads doesn't stop you from enjoying some incredibly mediocre chicken, so long as those death squads are murdering people you find distasteful.


Wow, some people still believe this nonsense.
 
2012-08-08 10:17:26 PM

chewielouie: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Think eating/not eating Chick-fil-A proves anything?

I think eating at Chick-fil-A proves that knowing you help fund Ugandan death squads doesn't stop you from enjoying some incredibly mediocre chicken, so long as those death squads are murdering people you find distasteful.

Wow, some people still believe this nonsense.


I can never decide if they are just a troll or an imbecile....
 
2012-08-08 10:21:41 PM

mikewadestr: I'll support gay marriage after people are allowed to marry and have sex with their dogs. Legally that is.


I'd try West Virginia or Kentucky. Safe bets.
 
2012-08-08 10:27:02 PM

WhippingBoy: I've come to the conclusion (you'd call it "rationalization") that no matter what I believe or how open-minded I am, someone, somewhere will take great offense to my views because they don't directly align with theirs. So be it. I'd rather be a bigot, and remain true to myself and my ideals, than compromise myself because of popular opinion.


That works fine if we're talking about something like tastes in music. Doesn't really fly with bigotry, in this case, homophobia.
 
2012-08-08 10:30:05 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: GAT_00: Off the top of my head, you should shop at Home Depot over Lowe's if you can due to their support of equality for all. Dominoes and Papa Johns are both questionable in their actions at times.

I spend my money where I feel I am best served in product and service. Kind of a strange concept but you should try it sometime.



So money is speech, unless it isn't about politics. Interesting concept.
 
2012-08-08 10:40:01 PM

umad: Dancin_In_Anson: GAT_00: Off the top of my head, you should shop at Home Depot over Lowe's if you can due to their support of equality for all. Dominoes and Papa Johns are both questionable in their actions at times.

I spend my money where I feel I am best served in product and service. Kind of a strange concept but you should try it sometime.

But then how will I feel like I am changing things without actually doing anything? Answer me that smart guy.



Didn't change things:

phbond.pbworks.com
 
2012-08-08 10:40:35 PM

coco ebert: The tide is turning in favor of marriage equality, thankfully, so expect more and more companies to start supporting it. I'm more concerned with how their straight and LGBT employees are treated, but I don't think the list of a happy corporate workforce would be very long, unfortunately.


Good comment. I used to be a union official at a left-wing union (yes, there are right-wing unions with strong Catholic opinions) and my supervisor told me on my first day to not try and bother boycotting every business in town who we'd ever had a dispute with because I'd never visit another pub, restaurant, winery or brewery, never buy soft drink, never visit a shopping centre and would have to boycott various government services.

Criticise by all means but even if you choose to boycott, don't get aggravated about anyone else's consumer choices. There are plenty of organisations out there who can and will fight those battles (unions, lobby groups, class-action lawyers in extreme cases). Like with Chick-fil-a, chances are that not a single cent of the purchase you would have made but for your boycott would have gone to any religious group. The guy who's set up the Chik-fil-a offset fund (I think that was a thread a few days ago) has the right idea.
 
2012-08-08 10:42:59 PM

Remarkable_Anus: I could care less who you want to fark or marry or kiss....Just because I eat a chicken sandwich I like doesn't make me hate you.


It does if the sandwich is from chic-fil-a.

/Actions speak louder than words
 
2012-08-08 10:43:05 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: WhippingBoy: KidneyStone: We're batrillions in debt, we're fighting a costly war, the entire goddam country is about to go bankrupt and the hot topic of the day has to do with gays and fried chicken?

I just don't have a dog in either fight

You make me sick, bigot.

WTF?
People can be indifferent to this kind of thing you know.
It's not a choice. It's just how they are.


Two out of three posting users were serious. Identify the moran that didn't get the joke

/shiat, it might be me!
 
2012-08-08 10:54:12 PM

chewielouie: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Think eating/not eating Chick-fil-A proves anything?

I think eating at Chick-fil-A proves that knowing you help fund Ugandan death squads doesn't stop you from enjoying some incredibly mediocre chicken, so long as those death squads are murdering people you find distasteful.

Wow, some people still believe this nonsense.


Duh! How else will they find opportunities to express such self righteous indignation?!
 
2012-08-08 10:56:16 PM
I buy blood diamonds. That's still ok, right?
 
2012-08-08 11:06:14 PM
Jews vs. Gentile
 
2012-08-08 11:09:33 PM
Shop agenst TSA ?

/ Bus perhaps Car ?
 
jtr
2012-08-08 11:11:58 PM
The Virgin/Branson one caught my eye. Really, he donated a hundred thousand condoms!!!??? Wow, give till it hurts...
What do that take to distribute? An hour?
 
2012-08-08 11:12:02 PM
Guess it doesn't prove much in my case -- even without the political douchiness, I still wouldn't eat at CfA. I've been a vegetarian for about a year now, and I think my digestive system would riot if I tried to ingest something that greasy. Prefer not to be kept up all night with a tummyache, thank-you-very-much.
 
2012-08-08 11:15:06 PM

RexTalionis: gilgigamesh: Long story short: gay or straight, getting old blows.

I'm looking for a replacement body already.


40+ers biatching and moaning about how getting old blows blows

/do some moderate strength training, yoga/stretching and cardio and stfu already!1
/you're all gonna decay and die! reconnize!
/get enough of this sobbing from my clients
/40+ years hearing this since i was a wee lad

(blows)
 
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