Rowdy Cluckers: The Chick-Fil-A Rebellion
by Doug Giles
August 5, 2012
Well, the anti-Chick-fil-A thing sort of backfired, now didn’t it? Yep, the rabid gay crowd thought they were going to shut CFA down, but instead their fascist demands that Chick-fil-A’s Presidente Dan Cathy repent of his free speech actually catapulted the fast food chain into record profits. Cha-ching!
I have one word for that homo faux pas of trying to stifle a private company’s free speech, it’s: Ahahaha. Boy, you guys really read the pulse of the American people … Not.
Now, I will give the onerous gay activists this: Aside from the huge boom in ammo sales since Obama was elected, their boycott of Chick-fil-A actually spurred the first definitive economic stimulus of the Obama era. Muchas gracias.
Look, I knew this anti-free speech/chicken sandwich protest was going to go south when frickin’ Rahm Emanuel and Edwin Mah Lee got out in front of it. They represent America about as much as I represent PETA. I kept waiting for Mugatu from Zoolander to pop out and join them by slaughtering live chickens in a Foghorn Leghorn outfit while dancing to “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” in front of some Chippendale boys. But, alas! It didn’t happen. Who can I sue?
If there’s one thing I know about Americans it’s that they love Chick-fil-A and free speech. I guess that would be two things. And Americans peacefully showing up in the hundreds of thousands last Wednesday to Chick-fil-A restaurants from sea to shining sea showed anyone with a lick of sense that Americans are not quite ready to bow and kiss the ring of a special interest group that wants to mitigate other people’s rights to freedom of expression just because they don’t kowtow to theirs.
Which brings me to this query: What’s up with this BS that we’ve got to agree with someone’s view of gay sex before we can buy or sell chicken sandwiches? When did that edict get passed? We’re damn close to making Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi look like the most rosy, easygoing consommé ladler around.
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Antoine Dodson: ‘The gay community — we have went from being bullied to becoming bullies’
Chicken Leaders and the First Amendment
by Rick Santorum
August 3, 2012
Wednesday marked a key date in the implementation of the freedom-offending ObamaCare. It’s when many organizations and employers were required to begin violating their consciences by providing services that end life rather than affirm it. Their alternative is to drop healthcare for their employees and pay the fine, or what the Supreme Court now calls a “tax.” These are private companies and religious organizations we are talking about, most of which receive no federal funding at all.
Already, the Obama Justice department has attempted to give an ultimatum to Hercules Industries, a Colorado-based HVAC business who owners are Catholics and oppose sterilization, contraception and abortion-inducing drugs, which all would be covered under Obamacare. If Hercules does not agree to comply with this new mandate, it may be forced to go out of business.
Luckily, in this one case, a Federal District Judge filed an injunction that has temporarily stopped this from happening.
August 1was also “Appreciation Day” for the chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A. The company experienced long lines of customers and record-setting sales as Americans came out to show their support. The chain has been under intense fire in the national media after its CEO publicly said he believes in the biblical view of family.
The attack on him was led by, among others, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff and Chicago mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, who has said he wants to keep this major employer and purveyor of good chicken sandwiches out of Chicago. Emmanuel, now Mayor of Chicago, apparently hasn’t read the first part of the First Amendment about the free exercise of religion.
Mayor Emmanuel feels it is critical for the well-being of Chicago that there be no Chick- Fil-As for those who live there. We must assume that Mayor Emmanuel’s jettisoning of the First Amendment will also apply to other restaurants and businesses owned or influenced by Hispanic, Korean, Polish, Italian, Jewish, and African-American entrepreneurs who also hold to the dictates of their religion or whom agree that the family is the first economy and marriage the bedrock of the family and our society.
Our founders, like John Adams, understood the critical and essential linkage between faith and freedom who once said, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through the net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
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David Limbaugh at Redstate: Obama is Addicted to Spending and Control
by John Hayward
August 4, 2012
David Limbaugh, author of The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic, told the RedState Gathering in Jacksonville, Florida that he set out to write a “current history” of the Obama Administration. This proved difficult, because as Limbaugh put it, “we are so bombarded with things he’s done that it’s hard to keep up.”
In the course of preparing The Great Destroyer and its predecessor, Crimes Against Liberty, Limbaugh came to appreciate the way President Obama’s sometimes baffling actions tied back to his great goal of “transforming” America. This would be a transformation that comported with Obama’s boundless faith in the morality and effectiveness of government control. “Obama doesn’t need to think about the economy. He knows one thing: GOVERNMENT CREATES JOBS,” said Limbaugh. Likewise, in a speech he delivered in Osawatomie, Kansas, the President made it clear he believes only government can jump-start a stalled economy.
America was not designed as a nation that would be so thoroughly dominated and controlled by its central government, so the Obama “transformation” got under way. As the title of Limbaugh’s book suggests, this was an inherently destructive process, because the existing American system – which Obama occasionally praises, but seems perpetually at war against – had to be cleared away.
“I think he’s trying to change American into something fundamentally unrecognizable,” warned Limbaugh, describing the President as “addicted to spending and control.” That’s why the President made a great show of convening a blue-ribbon bipartisan debt reduction committee, but didn’t bother attending any of its meetings, much less follow its recommendations. It’s why he worries about insufficiently confiscatory tax rates, but seems blissfully unconcerned about declining revenues from a stagnant American economy. And it’s why he keeps handing over ludicrous “budget proposals” that carry trillion-dollar deficits out to infinity, when even Obama’s own Treasury Secretary can’t do a very good job of pretending to believe such a level of debt is sustainable. Someone obsessed with transformation is, by definition, not terribly interested in sustainability.
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