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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:27 PM

So it appears there was quite the turnout for Chick-fil-a

all across the country. According to what I've read, there were long lines their stores from MA to CA.

ugh.

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Reply So it appears there was quite the turnout for Chick-fil-a (Original post)
cali Aug 2012 OP
mucifer Aug 2012 #1
underpants Aug 2012 #7
nc4bo Aug 2012 #2
R. Daneel Olivaw Aug 2012 #27
nc4bo Aug 2012 #32
R. Daneel Olivaw Aug 2012 #43
coalition_unwilling Aug 2012 #51
Mika Aug 2012 #3
Bluzmann57 Aug 2012 #4
R. Daneel Olivaw Aug 2012 #29
johnnie Aug 2012 #5
Travis_0004 Aug 2012 #6
Bluenorthwest Aug 2012 #13
NYC Liberal Aug 2012 #48
redqueen Aug 2012 #8
NYC Liberal Aug 2012 #49
BeeBee Aug 2012 #9
alphafemale Aug 2012 #10
lunatica Aug 2012 #55
Marrah_G Aug 2012 #11
Bluenorthwest Aug 2012 #12
nanabugg Aug 2012 #14
dembotoz Aug 2012 #15
n2doc Aug 2012 #16
Bake Aug 2012 #25
Fire Walk With Me Aug 2012 #17
randome Aug 2012 #18
tritsofme Aug 2012 #19
LuvNewcastle Aug 2012 #20
JI7 Aug 2012 #21
piratefish08 Aug 2012 #22
Warren Stupidity Aug 2012 #23
Texasgal Aug 2012 #24
Lint Head Aug 2012 #26
ProdigalJunkMail Aug 2012 #31
Lint Head Aug 2012 #35
ProdigalJunkMail Aug 2012 #53
Lint Head Aug 2012 #57
BlueCaliDem Aug 2012 #52
emilyg Aug 2012 #34
Lint Head Aug 2012 #40
girl gone mad Aug 2012 #42
Tom Ripley Aug 2012 #28
TBF Aug 2012 #30
Nevernose Aug 2012 #33
bullwinkle428 Aug 2012 #39
Nevernose Aug 2012 #47
sadbear Aug 2012 #36
GoCubsGo Aug 2012 #37
Erose999 Aug 2012 #45
badtoworse Aug 2012 #38
sadbear Aug 2012 #41
emilyg Aug 2012 #44
complain jane Aug 2012 #46
EmeraldCityGrl Aug 2012 #50
Mr Dixon Aug 2012 #54
Ganja Ninja Aug 2012 #56

Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:28 PM

1. yeah hate, it's popular nt

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:50 PM

7. Hate based marketing

you are right

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:29 PM

2. Today would have been a good day for a Rapture.

Take all these selfish bigots straight up to the clouds.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:56 PM

27. If there turned out to be such an event


do you believe that all the bigoted Chik-Fil-Aholes would be the raptured?

My bet is on the meek: the poor, the forgotten, the innocent and the good.

My bet is that the leftovers will all be angry adults with high cholesterol from eating fried death.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:06 PM

32. Same Fundie bigot a-holes are looking forward to Rapture. I say, let them go

don't want to share the same space with 'em. Their god is not my God. My God never said to hate gays or deny them their civil rights.

Perhaps they have it all wrong. Wasn't it said that the meek shall inherit the earth?

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:06 PM

43. It comes from the beatitudes.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

I don't believe that the fried-death eating a-holes understand that line or its subtext.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #32)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:23 AM

51. I say to them: "Why wait for the Rapture? Leave now!" But, of course,

 

they don't. They're like a fucking toothache that no amount of Sensodyne can chase away for good.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:29 PM

3. Megadittos.

Megadickheads.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:33 PM

4. Standing in line to eat fast food

Just what is the world coming to?
"Hey I know what we can do today! Let's all go out and support chickfila (whatever spellingwise). After all, that guy don't like gays!"
Or here's my alternative. "Hey I know what we can do today! Let's go about our daily lives and then have some chicken on the grill! Yum! Sounds good and I support gay marriage."
But then, what do I know? I'm just a Midwestern simpleton who must not have been raised right. Someone actually said that to me once, but that's another story for another time.

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Response to Bluzmann57 (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:00 PM

29. Slow mesquite BBQ chicken with a side of support of gay marriage sounds better than fried death


and irrational hatreds.

My parents used to say that "We raised our children wrong. We raised you not to be assholes in a world filled with them."

Mon, dad. We're happy that you didn't.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:34 PM

5. And I think tomorrow their business will suck

Unless all these people that ate chicken for God keep going back every day.

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Response to johnnie (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:48 PM

6. I doubt it

Chic-fil-a is always the busiest fast food place here.

At lunch, their drive through lane is 2 lanes wide, and they are the only business I've seen that does that.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:06 PM

13. There is not one store in my entire State, which is Oregon

I always love posts that speak of 'here' without actually saying where because no point is actually made by such a post.

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Response to johnnie (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:37 AM

48. If they want to clog their arteries I'm not going to try to stop them.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:51 PM

8. I think a lot of people are just too dumb to understand the situatuon.

I saw one comment that we should support the company because we should "live and let live".

Here it is: " I know the story, the disturbances, but I do NOT understand what all the hoop-la is about? In my opinion it doesn't matter. Enjoy your chicken, and live and let live ... in peace."

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Response to redqueen (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:42 AM

49. I saw someone saying they thought it was "wrong to force churches to perform same-sex marriages."

I can't think of a single example of even the most ardent supporter of marriage equality saying churches should be forced to perform same-sex marriages.

I swear, I think some of these people really, truly believe that they'll be forcibly divorced from their spouse and entered into a same-sex marriage.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:51 PM

9. It's sad that people are so proud to show their hate. n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:51 PM

10. Well that's not surprising for the lines to be long. There aren't that many stores.

If people organized church trips around it, which is what I imagine some of those mega-churches did., it would be an easy thing to do.

I think there is just one chick-fil-a in all of Savannah, GA.

People with nothing better to do drove upwards of 50 miles because their pastor or some other nut job told them to do so.

Just when they overwhelmed theaters with attendance of that piece of torture porn Mel Gibson made a few years back. Look. The support for Mel and his traditional godly values are off the chart in America.

Yeah, right.
Didn't change the fact that Mel Gibson was rapidly being recognized as a hateful, violent lunatic.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:43 AM

55. +1 n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:53 PM

11. In MA the ever disgusting Michael Graham and his minions were hyping the place

Anything they can find to promote their racist, bigoted, misogynist ways they jump all over.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:59 PM

12. No stores in Oregon, but then again, Oregon is not all that churchy.

nt

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:08 PM

14. Some here didn't like my opinion about the backfire. I felt this was going to happen.

 

I just hate to fatten the coffers of the RW. nt

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:09 PM

15. they may be busy today but they lost a lot of customers

fast food is sort of an impulse decision
and a lot of folks who might have eaten there will eat somewhere else

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:26 PM

16. always been haters



They just don't have to wear robes nowadays.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:49 PM

25. Oh, but some of them still do.

And some of them wear ecclesiastical robes ...

Haters gonna hate.

Bake

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:28 PM

17. That's okay. August 3rd is same-sex kiss day in front of your local Chick-Fil-A.

 

Get your NOM on.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:30 PM

18. It does not matter.

More and more corporations are 'coming out' to support gay rights. The tide has turned on this and no amount of bullshit from Conservatives will stop it.

They have already lost this 'issue'. The momentum cannot be turned back.

Romney has already lost the election.

This is the start of a new Progressive era. The GOP is fading into the sunset.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:32 PM

19. In a location by my office (Chicago burbs) I was stuck in traffic for a good ten minutes

at lunch time trying to get past. There were hundreds of people, media, news helicopters ect.

I assumed it was a protest, I was surprised to hear they were supporters.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:38 PM

20. Come clog your arteries for Jesus, or the gay liberal

terrorists will win.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:41 PM

21. no place is 100 percent liberal

the problem for chick fila would be whether they can sustain this in the future. it's one thing for people to come out and make an effort to go there to show support.

but how about long term. i don't think mostp eople who go there eat there every day . they rely on many different people to come in each day. and if many of those people stop going there it wouldhurt them.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:42 PM

22. Religion based hate. It's what's for lunch.

well that and really shitty chicken.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:01 PM

23. Chick-fil-a-holes.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:05 PM

24. What I am gathering

is that there are some very confused people out there.

I'm seeing people saying go because they are protesting the right to free speech. Ofcourse, that's not the REAL issue.. but anyway.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:54 PM

26. Actually I think Chik-Fil-A will be going bye bye before long.

This is just one day and the collective I.Q. of the right wing masses is so low they will not be able to focus on the subject for long. I predict bankruptcy in their future.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:05 PM

31. if you believe that you are sadly deluded...

Chick fil a will suffer little to no long term ill effects from this...mark this thread and come back to it in five years when their sales are up year over year...

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:20 PM

35. I love it. Sounds like a personal attack. We'll see how sadly deluded I am.

But I am old enough to have seen many major corporations and chicken joints come and go. Some are names you would know but obviously have forgotten. Society has a short memory. I will make a note of this just to see how far the personal attacks go.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #35)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:53 AM

53. saying you are deluded is NOT a personal attack

good, god! it simply means (and you know this) that your conclusion about what is coming is based on emotions and opinions that are simply not based in fact.

i am glad you have been around the block...i am no spring chicken either. but chick-fil-a has been around for about 60 years and is growing faster now (and thanks to this dust up will find a new group of ardent supporters) than it ever has.

'just how far the personal attacks go'...yeah, it wasn't an attack. you just didn't like it...

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #53)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:09 AM

57. Instead of saying I was seriously deluded you could have said you did not 'like' or 'agree'

with my opinion. Saying I am sadly deluded is condescending and personal because you are aiming it at me. You know nothing about me and I will remain civil and not insult you.

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #31)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:56 AM

52. Yeah. Hate is strong in the American spirit.

It's doing the right thing that appears to be difficult in this country. And that's a fact.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:16 PM

34. I doubt that.

 

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Response to emilyg (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:31 PM

40. Think positive.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:38 PM

42. I agree.

It's a terrible idea to allow your nationally competitive mainstream brand become associated with any political ideology, but especially an insular and bigoted ideology.

Just ask the founder of Urban Outfitters, Richard Hayne, who is extremely conservative but has gone to great lengths to keep his identity and views separate from the corporation he started.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:56 PM

28. Spite dining

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:03 PM

30. It's not a cheap place to eat -

and that is what will do it in. I'm sure the Fundies found that out when they lined up today .... (and here in Texas it was ridiculous - the lines were long all day). It has alienated at least some of the country and they are not going to be able to bring in that crowd on a daily basis when dinner for 4 is $25.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:11 PM

33. Facebook: I support "the gays"

But I support freedom of speech, too.". That and a lot more "the gays are trying to take away our freedom of speech."

Also quite a bit of "I stand with Christ, and being gay is against the bible."

Of course, none of these assholes are MY friends, but friends of a childhood buddy of mine that all still live in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #33)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:29 PM

39. I love the "I stand with Christ" mouth-breathers! Ask any of these assclowns

what Jesus ever said about gay people, and they can respond with nothing other than the dull stare of a dairy cow - he never uttered a word on the subject!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #39)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:34 AM

47. "He only meant turn the other cheek..."

"...in certain circumstances." Heard that one just the other day, after arguing with an acquaintance briefly.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:23 PM

36. I bet in the long run,

they've lost A LOT more customers than they've gained.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:28 PM

37. A Disgusta, GA store ran out of food and closed early.

Not surprising. This part of the city is the district that elected that nutbag, Paul Broun. Augusta is where the Southern Baptist Convention was born, after splitting with the national Baptist church because they didn't want to give up slavery. And, it's home to the Augusta National Golf Course, which still refuses to admit women as members. And, most people here are fine with that. So, no surprise they hate gay people, too. No surprise, whatsoever.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #37)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:48 PM

45. There was a long line in Athens, GA when I drove by as well. We're also in Broun's district. Lots of


haters here.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:29 PM

38. This is why I don't base my purchasing decisions on a persons political or religious beliefs

It was one man's personal beliefs and it gets escalated into a national referendum on same sex marriage? Ridiculous.

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #38)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:34 PM

41. It's not about what he said.

It never was. It's about who he gave money to, money that he got selling chicken sandwiches to people like you and me.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #41)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:42 PM

44. Yes - but he didn't force us to

 

eat those sandwiches.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:49 PM

46. I hope those twats

understand that their support for Chick-fil-a means that they support the fast food chain's viewpoint that they should be able to hire only married people (no unwed straights, only married straights) and fires anyone who sins and/or causes pain to their spouse.

The media keep saying Chick-fil-A has never discriminated, but the truth is that Chick-fil-A has been sued over a dozen times for employment discrimination. That's what a leading business publication, Forbes, stated in 2007, when they also called Chick-fil-A a "cult" and reported that Chick-fil-A's founder and CEO Truett Cathy said he wanted to hire married people because they are more industrious and productive. Truett Cathy has also said he would probably fire someone who "has been sinful or done something harmful to their family members."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-badash/chick-fil-a-5-reasons-it-isnt-what-you-think_b_1725237.html

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:17 AM

50. They are the minority which is why they had to desperately try make

the country think otherwise by showing up at some fast food
joint that wasn't on most of our radar until very recently. I've
never eaten at a Chick Shit stand in my life but, I have a gay
SIL, a gay nephew, niece and my best friends son is gay. You can
believe our very large extended family and friends will never eat
at one again if they have in the past.

Wonder how all those companies felt about their employees taking
a two hour lunch to stand in line for a lousy sandwich. What a bunch
of losers.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:37 AM

54. SAD

Sad my wife told me she had chick-shit yesterday for lunch, SMDH; she asked what the problem was?? I really have to realize that a lot of people are not into politics or daily Corporate BS, failing in job to keep her informed but I will not quit.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:08 AM

56. Somewhere there's a group of marketing executives racking their brains ...

trying to figure out how to work bigotry into their next ad campaign without being too obvious. So don't be surprised when you see laundry soap that claims to "wash away the gay" or a pickup truck with the rebel flag paint job on the hood or tailgate. Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, Bigotry and Chevrolet it doesn't get any more American than that.

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