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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:45 AM

Lets Stop Pretending...

Lets stop pretending that "celebrating" Free Speech by having a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day isn't the stupidest thing America has ever done.

If your idea of being a revolutionary involves waiting in a line wrapped around a parking lot for greasy terrible food, you're not a revolutionary, you're just a corporate sheep supporting hate, bigotry, & oppression.

The RW doesn't really give a eff about Free Speech, they only care about themselves. This is the saddest astroturf movement in US history on so many levels. Ask them how supportive they are of Unions free speech, minorities free speech, gays free speech, working class free speech, environmentalists free-speech, women's free-speech, etc. *crickets*

I mean, this is a joke, right? We don't really live in a country where people will wait on long lines to support hate but won't wait on short lines to help the poor. We're not a country that has a chick-fil-a appreciation day but calls 9/11 heroes "union thugs", right?

This. Is. Not. America.

The American RW are terrifying. Sociopaths.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:56 AM

1. LOSERS

That's all they have left. Have some pity.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:08 AM

2. Wow. I think that just may be the broadest brush I've ever seen painted with on DU.

AMERICA isn't doing this. Some bigoted dipshits are. I'd venture a guess and say oh, about 0.001% of the population of AMERICA participated in this.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:22 AM

3. Lining up for chicken is the stupidest thing the country has ever done?

 

As pointed out above, in a nation of over 300 million, a quite small percentage of people ate fried chicken today. But even assuming it was 'America' doing this, there is a list of approximately 1 trillion things Americans have done that were way stupider.

Here are a few to get you started:

Prohibition
Pet Rocks
Any movie with Madonna in it
The Macarena

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Response to RZM (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:26 AM

4. How about waiting in line for bad chicken! nt


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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:27 AM

5. The 1980 boycott of the Olympics seems kind of stupid right now...

since we boycotted because our arch enemy invaded Afghanistan

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:00 AM

6. I vote Viet Nam.

That's just me.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:50 AM

7. Although I'm vegetarian, it would be interesting to see what a TOTAL chicken boycott would do.

 

Not just Chick-A-Phobe, but ALL chicken products. Put a hurt on the industry and see how they react. You would have to live in a cave not to know that Chick-A-Phobe is the problem. What if suppliers started publicly announcing they were no longer going to do business with them? Think about how many advertisers did that with BecKKK and Limbaugh. Force them out of business. The franchise owners are business people and experienced managers. They'll find another business to work with and most likely keep on the same staff. When Jack-N-The-Box pulled out of Columbia, MD, that's exactly what the owner did. I think it became an Arby's (can't remember), but the staff was all of the people I knew from when I used to eat that shit.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:58 AM

8. It is clearly more stupid than Nixon's wage and price controls.

Or the Gulf of Tonkin resolution.

Or selling missiles to Iranians to fund an illegal war in Nicaragua.

Or making hundreds of thousands of Native Americans walk from Florida to Oklahoma.

Or making alcohol illegal.

Or sterilizing hundreds of thousands because of their genetic unfitness.

Or deciding it is a good idea to keep fellow humans as servants and workers without paying them.

Or not allowing children to go to school together because their skin is a different color.

Clearly.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:02 AM

9. They have the right to express themselves...

...as much as the KKK has a right to march and express themselves.

We have the right to disagree with them and to call it the way we see it.

We don't have the right to shut down the business or to stop the business from operating in a city because we disagree with their political beliefs. We don't have to endorse their business and we have the right to encourage others not to endorse them.

Mayor and city officials do not have the right to stop them from doing business in their cities simply because they disagree with their religion or political beliefs.

They cannot infringe upon the rights of others and neither can we. When that happens, then the line has been crossed, in my opinion.

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:12 AM

10. well done newbie!!! oh an welcome :)

I understood the intention of your post

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