I have been pretty quiet on the Chick-Fil-A kerfluffle of late, other than a few timely and somewhat barbed tweets. Mostly because it had been given so much coverage by virtually everyone outside the MSM, I felt there was little more that needed saying. Other than perhaps this:
Reading my dead tree paper this AM, I stumbled across an AP story on some of the folks protesting Chick-Fil-A.
BOSTON (AP) —About a dozen members of Boston-area gay rights groups staged a kiss-in at the food court at the Burlington mall Friday.
“About a dozen”. Let me call upon the expertise of my readers: You’ve probably gone into a fast food restaurant around lunchtime, at least once in your life, if there were a dozen people ahead of you in line, about how long would it take you to get served? Twenty minutes? Half an hour??
I was down in Fresno on Chick-Fil-A appreciation day, and the radio reports there were of people standing in line for hours in one hundred plus degree heat, to buy a chicken sandwich. (Or whatever else they had before they ran out of food!) There were reports of neighboring businesses and Good Samaritans handing out bottles of water freely to the people standing in line so they wouldn’t get heat stroke.
There were also reports of traffic jams around the Chick-Fil-As, as cars in drive through lanes backed up around the block and further. (Just think of the carbon footprint of Chick-Fil-A, grilling up all those extra sandwiches while internal combustion vehicles idled, getting nearly zero MPG! Take that, Al Gore!)
Most of the protests against Chick-Fil-A involved “a dozen”, “a couple dozen” protesters. Even with two dozen people standing in line in front of you, do you think it would have taken two to three hours to get your food? And if it did, would you even hang around that long, or go find a place with faster service?
The CEO of Chick-Fil-A expressed an opinion on gay marriage, that was nearly identical to the one held by Barack Obama when he ran for president in 2008, yet thuggish Democrat mayors wanted to deny this man the right to do business in their cities. Chick-Fil-A doesn’t discriminate against gays or anyone else. The man who runs the business used his First Amendment rights to express that opinion. Agree with him or not, he has the right, in this country, to express that publicly, and thousands upon thousands of people rallied to his support.
Now it is true that Barack “I don’t have a record I can run on” Obama would rather talk about gay marriage than his record, and his willing accomplices in Democrat mayors, #OWS and the MSM are more than willing to help him out. The overwhelming support of Chick-Fil-A and the right of Dan Cathy to exercise his freedom of speech, by hundreds, not dozens of supporters, and nationwide, thousands not maybe a hundred, like their “Kiss-in cousins”, was a sight to behold.
The joke now, is how to get Rahm Emanuel to criticize MY business, so I can have a windfall of business like this!
#ChickFilA’s success yesterday was beyond everyone’s wildest dreams. I just heard Ronald McDonald making gay slurs to a Newsweek reporter.
Obama should ask himself, “With surrogates like these, who needs enemies?”
Cross posted at Proof PositiveTags: Domestic Issues, Economy, General, Humor, Politics