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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:39 PM

I heard a story on the radio nooz that disgusted me to my core. In Dallas today, a group of . . . .

. . . . American citizens gathered together and demonstrated for no better purpose than to support a restaurant chain with a president who opposes gay people.

They weren't there to support the rights of chickens.

They weren't there to fete the food quality.

They weren't even there to support the restaurant chain's president's right to not pay his fair share of our tax requirements.

They were there for a very different reason. They were there to celebrate his overt bigotry.




Isn't that special?

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Reply I heard a story on the radio nooz that disgusted me to my core. In Dallas today, a group of . . . . (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Aug 2012 OP
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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:41 PM

1. Days like this (many days like this)... I wonder why I didn't emigrate when I could have...

My viewpoints/attitudes/politics are generally so much more closely aligned with much of Europe or Canada, that some days I feel like I must have been dropped from a spaceship...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:50 PM

6. Seriously.. I should have married one of the Canadian men that proposed to me...

Foolish girl that I was.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:14 AM

36. I am dating a girl with Canadian citizenship.

Lucky me!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:07 PM

25. I agree completely. I grew up in an era of expanding civil rights and people working for peace

And the environment. That was after the struggles of the sixties and It was hard to give that up. Now that I am older, other nations would not want me because my skills aren't anything that they can't get anywhere from someone younger. And I don't have the minimum amount of money they demand one to have to get residency for just retirement, even if I had no intentions of being a burden to their safety net.

If I was in my twenties now, I would have already traveled and networked with people abroad, although I always wanted to travel very, very much. Instead, I stayed to take care of older family members and then my own.

If anyone can go, I would advise investigating. For most of us, we are unwanted abroad and now we are unwanted here because we are not rich or related to a family with money.

That's not all there is to this life in the USA, but I sometimes hear this mentioned here, of people making their plans to go. There is nothing wrong with traveling and making new friends and taking advantage of opportunities to live another way.

I say even if one doesn't emigrate, it's still good to make those connections. The rest of us are just stuck and will do our best to keep the country from going to hell and helping each other. And no hard feelings against those who leave.

It's everyone's own life. We can't change our own history.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:30 PM

51. Canada is run by a George W. Bush with a slightly better grasp of the issues.

Europe is not a socialist haven, not by a long shot. They've got more than their share of Le Pens and Berlusconis to go around.

Big Brother Bob Emery taught us that the grass is always greener in the "Oth-a fell-ahs Yaaaahd!"

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:41 PM

2. I'm going to start 'Westboro Fried Chicken' in my town.

I'll make a fortune!

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:47 PM

16. God Hates Chikken!

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Response to Courtesy Flush (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:53 PM

22. Hey, wait for me.

 

I want to be partners in this.

We hate chickens but we LOVE beef!

Grade A USA approved meat!

Not those Grade C dog food that the fastfood restaurant serve ya.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:42 PM

3. Bigots have to eat somewhere...

This is their big day.

--imm

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:43 PM

4. ain't that america these daze

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:51 PM

7. Actually, it's a positive sign

 

A couple generations ago, opposing marriage equality was the default setting. It was understood that it wasn't going to happen. There was no need to demonstrate out in public on the issue, because it hardly existed as an issue. No effort was required to get that position across, because there was no need to even make the argument in the first place.

Now it's a different story. It's a real issue that is discussed daily. The fact that opponents feel the need to get out there shows that the ground is shifting beneath their feet.

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Response to RZM (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:49 PM

19. +!

Yep, they KNOW that support for their twisted POV is crumbling by the day. I remember the protests over Prop. 8 in the Bay Area and LA in the week after the Nov. 2008 election. 4 years later, Californians and heck numerous other Americans have woken up. The tides are turning.

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Response to RZM (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:36 PM

33. You're exactly right about this...

There's an obvious social change going on, and it scares the shit out of them. Conservatives are know to resist and be fearful of change. In a few years, when same-sex maraige is common, they will hardly notice.

I guess what I'm saying is that conservatives are children and need to be treated as such.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:48 PM

5. This IS The New Way to Drum Up Business

Say something insane about the gays, LGBT supporters come out in protests, then the right-wing comes out in droves to support the poor harassed business.

Who's next, the wingnut who owns Papa John's...will Rham boot them out of Chicago.

I'm all for boycotting! I boycott everything and have never eaten a Chick-fil-a in my life time, because i don't eat any of the shit food they sell in McDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Hell.

Fuck em all, but I'm not going to go out and protest



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Response to otohara (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:47 PM

17. And all of it fits right into the right wing meme of nany state.

And they will use it to drive the sheeple to their pen.
The left gets played like this all the time...you would think that they would wise up to it but apparently not.
they kill two birds with one stone...increase the business of the chicken place and prove the meme is correct.

Just ask yourself why Bloomberg wanted to ban big drinks...do you think he cared about people's weight of do you think he wanted to give the nanny state meme credibility?...I think the latter.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:21 PM

8. Good for them

He made a business decision, they made a business decision and I have made a business decision. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and where they spend their money. I don't much care for their choices, but it is their choice and I really don't care where they eat or how much.

I just don't think a one day media hyped & driven episode is really worth much note. See what their business looks like in a quarter or 6 months.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:44 PM

9. The "Chik-fil-A appreciation day" is nothing more than a celebration of assholishness.

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