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Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:27 PM

Twitter CEO responds to backlash after eating at Chick-fil-A during Pride Month

Source: The Hill

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to backlash online after he ate at a Chick-fil-A over the weekend, saying he "completely forgot about" the fast food chain CEO's perspective on gay marriage.

The outcry began after Dorsey, 41, shared in a Twitter post that he received a 10 percent discount by making a payment through Chick-fil-A's app.

Former CNN host Soledad O'Brien and others took issue with Dorsey promoting Chick-fil-A during Pride Month.

The chain's CEO, Dan Cathy, once said in 2012 that he runs his company based on "biblical principles" and that he supports "the biblical definition of a family."

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/news/391654-twitter-ceo-responds-to-backlash-after-eating-at-chick-fil-a

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Reply Twitter CEO responds to backlash after eating at Chick-fil-A during Pride Month (Original post)
brooklynite Monday OP
bucolic_frolic Monday #1
RKP5637 Monday #3
bearsfootball516 Monday #2
FreeState Monday #8
IrishEyes Monday #4
LisaM Monday #5
bearsfootball516 Monday #7
LisaM Monday #11
bearsfootball516 Monday #17
LisaM Monday #29
IronLionZion Monday #10
LisaM Monday #13
IronLionZion Monday #24
LisaM Monday #28
IronLionZion Monday #30
LisaM Monday #32
christx30 Monday #38
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christx30 Thursday #63
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forgotmylogin Monday #36
Dark n Stormy Knight Monday #6
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:31 PM

1. Republican Fundamentalists

rewrite the Bible as often as they rewrite the Constitution

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:35 PM

3. Yep, here one day gone the next, a new one the next day. They have little to do with

religion and function more as hate groups.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:34 PM

2. I don't go there often, but their peach milkshake is back and it's heavenly.

Pun intended lol.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:04 PM

8. Homophobia taste great in a milkshake

It tastes even better when you don't support it.

https://delightfulemade.com/2015/08/03/copycat-chick-fil-a-peach-milkshake/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:44 PM

4. I haven't eaten there in years but I use their bathroom sometimes.

There is a Chick-fil-A near me in an area with few public restrooms. Personally, I don't really like the food at Chick-fil-A.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:48 PM

5. What do they mean, bought through an app?

I have never gone to Chick-Fil-A, and won't unless they change their policies, but WTAF, he was shopping for a discount and buying online? He can't bestir himself to walk into a store and pay full price?

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Response to LisaM (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:04 PM

7. Some fast food restaurants have apps that offer discounts if you use them.

That way, you can get a discount and your food is ready when you walk in instead of waiting. Plus, they get increased business because people are more willing to order from there due to the discount than going somewhere else.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:46 PM

11. We occasionally stop at a McDonald's on the way to the ferry

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generally, it's a late Friday night, and it's about the only place open in town, and we go in because we liked to stretch our legs after being in the car.

The service we get as walk-ins is execrable.

The fact that they seem to prioritize the drive-through traffic is bad enough, but it's worse to think that people who order through an app not only get put ahead in line of an actual person; now we're second class citizens to people using apps?

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Response to LisaM (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:10 PM

17. It's not about making people second class citizens, it's just a company utilizing technology.

They want to make as much money as possible. If they can poach customers away from other restaurants by using an app, they're going to do it.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:00 PM

29. Whatever. I think people who actually go inside should be prioritized over other customers

with the exception of people who are disabled or otherwise unable to get out of their cars.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:32 PM

10. Millennials use apps for everything

So the ones who don't want to talk to anyone and skip the line will use apps to order their lunch. I never saw any value in it but many of the younger ones do it for everything, even Starbucks coffee. They get loyalty points or discounts.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:51 PM

13. The culture of line-skipping is anethema to me.

I don't think it started with millennials, either. I think it started when you had to start getting all your tickets through places like Ticketmaster. It suddenly became fine to pay for the privilege of passing by people who didn't have the luxury (back then) of ordering online.

This whole "I don't want to talk to people vibe" is seriously disturbing to me, too, especially in light of some of the recent celebrity suicides - particularly Kate Spade - where the people died alone.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:40 PM

24. The only benefit I can see is to get a name spelled correctly or to use a credit card

I have a very normal standard American name shared by a president and it's in the Bible. But I look "exotic" and "foreign" so fast food workers like to get creative when spelling my very easy to spell name into some nonsense.

Some small businesses don't want to bother with the fees and hassle of a credit card machine so apps give them a way to get customers who prefer credit cards or don't carry cash.

If you live in a place with nice friendly people, then that's great for you. In large cities one can encounter mentally ill and violent people easily. Also those with social anxiety can use it if they are uncomfortable talking to strangers.

I don't use any of these apps and couldn't tell you the names of them. But I can understand why people use them.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:58 PM

28. I live in a large city (Seattle) where people use their phones just to get on the bus.

Nobody, and I mean nobody, here will talk to you unless pressed. It's unnerving.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:04 PM

30. I've heard Seattle has a lot of depression and suicide

Here in DC everyone is tightly wound and stressed out and ready to pop a blood vessel at any time. Road rage is out of control here. There are fist fights over parking spaces.

Having a yoga studio and fresh juice bar on every block hasn't helped.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:37 PM

32. I find DC a million times friendlier than Seattle.

Suicide is up everywhere, tough.

I date my own depression (I'm not suicidal) back to when Bush was selected. The 90s were a very good time for me, and the Bush selection about did me in. I still don't understand how he could even have been close enough to "win".

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Response to LisaM (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:46 PM

38. I do everything I can do avoid talking to people.

I use self-checkout, self ordering kiosks. Those kiosks are amazing. I walk into the store, and I walk out with my food, and the only words out of my mouth are "Thank you" to the person that handed it to me. I'll drive 5 miles out of my way if I know McDonalds 4 has one and McDonalds 3 does not. I like the freebirds app too. Get to order exactly what I want, exactly how I want it, skip waiting in line, and walk out of there.
If I wasn't married with 2 kids, once I left work saturday night, I probably wouldn't speak to another human until I get to work on Tuesday morning.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #38)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:53 PM

39. I love chit chatting with people, and hate self-serve kiosks.

I worked at McDonald's as a teen, and it was a good job for a teenager. I enjoyed it, and liked meeting the customers.

I avoid self-serve kiosks for a variety of reasons (mostly because I see them as job killers), but I particularly detest ordering on them. They have them at airports now, too, and as someone who's picky about her eggs, I want to do things like make sure that they cook the over easy eggs "super easy", for example.

I'm sorry that I'm living in a world where it's becoming increasingly difficult to strike up a conversation with people, and by that, I just mean things like, gee, the bus has been late every day this week, or gosh, I wish it would stop raining! The links that make us a society, rather than just a bunch of people bumbling around.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 06:11 PM

41. I don't see the kiosks as job killers.

True, there's a computer taking your order. But there are still 8 people back there hustling to get everyone's food out. Robots can't cook yet.
There are people that like people and talking, and there are people that just do not. I'm one of the latter. If I can get food faster, without talking to someone, and save money while doing it? I'm going to jump on that with both feet.
I'm not very sociable, but you know what? If you call my company with a tech support question, I'm going to get you taken care of quickly and accurately, and have you on your way. I'm not going to waste your time chit chatting, because I'm sure you want to do something besides talk to the cable guy all day.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #41)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 07:06 PM

42. But what if it doesn't have an option for no salt on the fries,

or "super runny" for the eggs?

And, I think that the companies that use the kiosks do hope to eliminate jobs (and the associated benefits).

I don't try to force conversations on people who aren't really cut out for small talk, but I myself do enjoy it, as do a lot of other people, and they're the people I miss talking to --- people who see a joke when we're both riding the same bus and something funny happens, and stuff like that. One reason I enjoy going down South is that people are much chattier and friendly. We're going to Ireland soon and I can't wait; I hear they are very voluble (I'm Irish by background so I believe it!) I worry that when I come back, the difference between that and taciturn Seattle will be so marked that it will be depressing for me.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #42)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:37 AM

63. For people like that, there are still cashiers that will help you.

For the rest of us that like things very vanilla, I can get in and out quickly, and I know my order is going to be right because I'm not having to explain it 4 or 5 times. The people can read what I want directly from their readout.

And there are some "talkers" that do like to push. "Not a talker, eh? It's ok, buddy. I can talk for the both of us.. So, you see, my sister..."
That's why I put on my headphones the moment I get on the bus. Even if I have nothing to watch or listen to, I put them on and just bob my head like I'm listening to something.

And complaining about people using an app getting preferential treatment, I do kind of understand that. But it's something that someone can choose to change about themselves. Just go to the app store, download, sign in, and you're good. I do tech support at a cable company, and I get people that complain to me that information is hard to find on the cable box, so I offer them webpages that can get them what they need.
"Why don't you make your channel guide easier to use. I can't find @#$% on here."
"Our website at blahblahblah.com/channels can get you a very easy to read list.."
"I don't want to use your damned website. Send me a paper list I can look at."
"I'll be happy to do so. I'm sending that up right now. You should get it in the mail in about 7-10 days."
And the paper copy I send is very small and hard to read. People have complained about that too. There are problems in the world, and easy to use solutions to them, but people don't want to do them.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #63)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:12 PM

64. I don't want to order through an app!

Among other things, I don't care to have every single purchase I make tracked, metricized, and quantified. When I go to coffee shops, I pay cash (and throw in a cash tip; I worked at a coffee shop, tips were always appreciated).

I made a pleasantry this morning to a woman who got off my bus and held the elevator for me (and it was about two seconds long) but she had ear buds in and just looked off into the air. She made me feel stupid for trying.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #64)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:39 PM

65. And for people that don't want to pay through the app,

there are cashiers that can help you.
The rest of us are going to take advantage of lower prices and shorter lines.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #41)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:03 PM

66. Exactly. High tech/low touch appeals to a lot of

People some or all of the time. It is a marketing niche for folks who may be tired of the typically mindless pleasantries. In fact, several times this week, the robotic exchange went something like this:
"Have a good day."
"You too! Stay cool!"
"Have a good day."

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #66)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:09 PM

67. The app and self serve things are critical for my eldest daughter

She has some significant social anxieties and these things allow her to get stuff done without having to go through a near breakdown afterward because of it. Counseling and other avenues are helping, but in the meantime? It's fantastic.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #67)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 03:19 PM

69. Exactly. I can get overstimulated by

Excessively friendly strangers. It makes me mildly manic sometimes. But my kids get anxious over long interactions.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:25 PM

36. And it's easier to customize your order and make sure it's right

using an app instead of yelling into the speaker.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:59 PM

6. Where exactly is that word entry for "family"?

Is it like a dictionary entry with part of speech, pronunciation, etc?

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:24 PM

22. Beat Me To It

I'd like to see which chapter and verse defines family in the Bible.

Of course, they'll point to some silly thing and tell us what THEY THINK it means, but that's not what a definition is.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 09:25 PM

44. Considering that men in the bible often had multiple wives and concubines, I

guess that means Chick-fil-A supports polygamy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:29 PM

9. Are we still doing this?

Dan Cathy said he's against gay marriage 6 years ago. But we have gay marriage, the supreme court ruled on it 3 years ago. Individual franchise owners have been inclusive in hiring and disagreed with the company president's views.

Why do we still have to boycott it?

Not trying to be insensitive, just want to know if there's a more current reason.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:59 PM

15. "Are we still doing this"?

Err, yeah.

And, why does the head of a multi-billion $$ company seek out discounts? Pay full price, cheapskate.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:14 PM

19. Because rich people aren't exempt from discount programs offered to everyone.

I may not like him as a person, but he has every right to use it if he wants to. It doesn't make him a cheapskate, it makes him smart.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:56 PM

27. No, it makes him a cheapskate.

Pricing is a shell game anyway, but as one who's supported higher minimum wages, I would feel uncomfortable seeking a discount at a fast-food restaurant.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:55 PM

26. Is there a more current reason?

How long is this boycott going to go?

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:08 PM

31. Not really.

People can boycott Chick Fil A if they want, and that’s their decision. But the restaurant is posting record sales across the country and is making a higher profit than any other fast food restaurant, despite only being open 6 days a week. So it’s not like a boycott is doing anything.

https://us.businessesforsale.com/us/search/fast-food-franchises-for-sale/articles/why-chick-fil-a-is-americas-most-profitable-fast-food-franchise

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:36 PM

49. The boycott gave them PR

People who had never eaten there were all of a sudden curious.

I will admit that their food is good (I don't eat meat anymore but that chicken sandwich was good).

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #49)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:55 PM

57. In Southern California they seem to be most popular in college toens.

Go figure.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:23 PM

21. Same reason I don't eat at other piss poor fast food outlets...

sucky food. The politics espoused by the corporate office just makes it easier.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:47 PM

34. nah. not really. if my kid wants to go there, we will.



pretty good tasting food for a fast food joint.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:51 PM

56. yeah because it's how we win over people!


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:48 PM

12. Hmmmm I have not forgot and I still would never not remember . Never been in one or accepted

food from the franchise. Glad Twitter folk took issue with the CEO !

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 02:55 PM

14. Fuck you Jack Dorsey

If I did 1/10th the shit Donnie Shit for Brains does on Twitter, I'd have been banned a fucking thousand times already.

Just go fuck yourself sideways with a hard copy, first edition copy of Atlas Shrugged you worthless piece of amphibian shit.

Better yet, you'd better do some fucking research on the Nuremberg Trials of the Nazi Propagandists. You should learn what the fuck is coming for you when sane people retake this fucking country.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:07 PM

16. I will confess to eating one for the first time at in least eight years at a fundraiser for....

a local kid. It was good. Almost as good as the grilled chicken sandwich the old Hardee's had back in the '90's. I would have admired them for being closed on Sundays if they allowed associates of non-Christian faiths to have their own day of, also.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:12 PM

18. He completely forgot?

Uh, yeah.

If anyone believes that I have the following for sale.









I do cash or paypal.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:21 PM

20. Do "biblical principles"

include crappy food? Why anyone would eat there, regardless of the politics, is beyond me. They suck.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:29 PM

23. Signs, signs, everywhere a sign

This one reads, “I ate the wrong breaded chicken.”

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Response to BeatStanford (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:43 PM

25. +100

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:41 PM

33. My son works at Chick fil A

At his store, they are not at all discriminatory. He has a few gay coworkers. We are Jewish and they have been more accommodating to requests for time off for religious observance than my employer or my husband's employer. I don't love corporates attitude but my son is advancing through management training and has not experienced any discriminatory behavior personally or directed at anyone else.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:59 PM

35. Well, that explains why Twitter Support has been slow even by THEIR standards

Every few months, they declare the links to my New Jersey health news blog as unsafe (particularly annoying when I'm doing charitable promotions):




rocktivity

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:26 PM

37. Chow Down (at Chick-fil-A)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:56 PM

40. Seriously? This is just ridiculous.

Who cares where he eats? If he had tweeted "I'm enjoying a sandwich here at a place that stands for traditional marriage" then I'd get the outrage. That's not what happened though. Are we now expecting purity to the point that people are required to check a business's politics before spending money there? Are we gonna shame anyone and everyone who eats there?

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #40)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 08:26 PM

43. Rec'd

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #40)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:16 AM

47. Apparently so.

I don’t eat there. I don’t care that my family sometimes does.

As much as I don’t want to live in a world with racist, Nazi assholes running around openly, I also don’t want to live in a “pure”, homogenized world where you can’t do or say anything that might offend someone.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #40)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:14 AM

60. I totally agree. This is silly.

I don't think about politics when I'm hungry.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 10:18 PM

45. So everyone who's upset about this is boycotting Twitter? (n/t)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:59 AM

46. I've never eaten anything from "that place".

I will never eat anything from "that place", either. I refuse to believe that they can do things to a chicken sandwich that makes it head and shoulders above any other chicken sandwich. Plus I don't eat anyplace that's owned or run by fascists.

I've seen people lined up for days at the opening of a new store! Some people will drive 300 miles or so to get one of these stupid sandwiches. That's ridiculous. It's chicken. On a bun. I guess some people delude themselves into thinking they're so much better than anything else available on the market. These are the same people who go absolutely ga-ga over Krispy Kreme donuts (which I have had). I prefer out local supermarket's (Wegman's) donuts to KK 100 to 1. There is nothing at all special about their damned donuts. These are also the same people who've been conned by the Orange Skid Mark into believing he's looking out for the working men and women of this country. It's all a gigantic con using marketing tricks designed primarily to work on five year olds.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #46)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:49 PM

52. They're faster than McDonalds.

The employees are more attentive, nicer. The service is just so much better than many places. They give me a good amount of condiments. And I like waffle fries.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #46)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:25 AM

62. Their sandwiches are amazing.

They pay their employees better than other fast food restaurants, and they're extremely well run stores.

I have yet to walk into one and get what i would call bad service. Something I cannot say about McDonalds, Burger King, Arby's or any of the other fast food places.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #62)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 05:50 PM

71. I don't care....

how amazing they are. A company's politics say a lot about who they are, and I will not finance a christofascist owner by stopping in and eating their "amazing" sandwiches". It apparently doesn't bother some here, so do what you like. I prefer to let my money speak for what's humane and correct for all people, not what tastes good.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:44 AM

48. What a silly big to-do about nothing

He ate chicken at a fast food joint.

Save our outrage for outrageous things. God know there are enough of them.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #48)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:15 AM

61. Yes, totally! 👍n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:55 PM

50. He's an insensitive jerk

Lame excuse. And I don't think his stupid app does anything but hurt our society.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:07 AM

51. Are we still worrying about this? I eat there

At least once a week because it is SOOOO GOOD!!!!’ Love the peach milkshakes!

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Response to kelly1mm (Reply #51)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:18 PM

54. Yuo go to a store that supports bigotry.

It seems that would make you a republican. I have to ask why are you here?

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #54)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:39 PM

58. Apparently I am here to spark your outrage over a chicken sandwich and a peach milkshake.

Sometimes lunch is just lunch and not a political hill to die on ……….]

and the peach milkshakes are SOOOOOOO good!

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Response to kelly1mm (Reply #51)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:49 PM

55. Well then you are part of the problem

repent or be banished.




The only chicken my 4 year old daughter will eat is chic-fil-a nuggets with "red dip" as she calls the polynesian sauce.

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Response to kelly1mm (Reply #51)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:44 PM

59. If You Really Love LGBTQ People, You Just Can't Keep Eating Chick-fil-A

Excuses I’ve heard for continuing to eat at Chick-fil-A range from a nonchalant dismissal of the issue (“In the grand scheme of things, eating there isn’t really that big of a deal and we have bigger problems to worry about”) to an all-or-nothing paradigm (“I can’t possibly avoid all of the problematic companies out there, so why should I worry about this one?”) to a simple admittance that the siren song of the company’s kitchens has proven impossible to ignore (“I know I shouldn’t eat there but it’s just too good not to!”).

To all of these flimsy justifications, I say, “Bullshit.” If you care about queer people ― or you yourself are queer ― you have absolutely no business eating at Chick-fil-A. Ever. It’s really that straightforward.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lgbtq-eating-chick-fil-a_us_5b1fb4cee4b09d7a3d770c81

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:53 PM

53. Gotta update my boycott list to include those who are non-compliant boycotters

Pretty soon I will have to resort to hunting and gathering if I adhere to all the current boycotts.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:13 PM

68. And if you use/support any of these companies, you're responsible for funding a slew of terrible

initiatives.

https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC_Corporations

It's very hard to boycott everything. People have to make choices because you can't boycott it all.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #68)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 03:22 PM

70. Exactly. You can't boycott everything that is offensive

politically. Some of us have few choices to begin with.

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