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Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day Draws HUGE Crowds Coming To Support The Right To Eat In America Without Liberal Fascists Dictating To You

August 1, 2012

You go, Dan Cathy.  A lot more people are behind you than the perennially smug and snide propagandist media will ever acknowledge:

Keep in mind this “appreciation day” was just something that Mike Hukabee announced would be a nice idea to have on his TV show.

Gay marriage issue sends crowds flocking to Chick-fil-A
Staff and wire reports
Posted Aug 01, 2012 @ 01:05 PM
Last update Aug 01, 2012 @ 01:37 PM
 
JACKSON TWP. — If Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy wanted to gauge Stark County’s support for backing “the biblical definition of a family,” he would be pleased by the massive turnout Wednesday at the chain’s locations here.

Perspiration dripped down the face of off-duty Jackson Township police officer Craig Hall as he directed a seemingly endless line of vehicles queuing up for lunch at Chick-fil-A’s Dressler Road drive-thru.

Hall, who arrived at 11 a.m., said the line of cars on Dressler waiting to turn in had to be rerouted around neighboring restaurant Ruby Tuesday to avoid a massive traffic jam.

“We haven’t had any problems,” he said. “Just one car stalled in the lane, and people got out and pushed it out of the way.”

Delaney Young of Perry Township waited in the car line with his wife, Mary, and sister-in-law Bobbie Bates of North Canton. He said they are members of Canton Baptist Temple and learned of the support day through their church .

“Chick-fil-A has the right to make these statements,” said Delaney. His family was decked out in white T-shirts with black lettering that said, “God is in control.”

Customers continued to stream in on foot from adjoining parking lots. By 12:30, more than 50 people were waiting in line outside just to get in the doors.

Franchise owner Doug Pugh said the response is overwhelming. “It’s a great day.”

CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS

Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.” That unleashed a torrent of criticism from gay rights groups and others, who have called for boycotts and efforts to block the chain from opening new stores.

Opponents of the company’s stance are planning “Kiss Mor Chiks” for Friday, when they are encouraging people of the same sex to show up at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country and kiss each other.

In response, Cathy supporters turned out in droves Wednesday to support the restaurant chain. The line was 50 or more at times at the Westfield Belden Village mall store.

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY

Marilyn Nagle of North Canton carried out a bag of food from the Dressler Road location.

“It’s amazing how many people you meet when you’re standing in line like that. … I heard about this from friends. I wish I had come for breakfast before the crowds gathered.”

If Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy wanted to gauge Stark County’s support for backing “the biblical definition of a family,” he would be pleased by the massive turnout Wednesday at the chain’s locations here.

Perspiration dripped down the face of off-duty Jackson Township police officer Craig Hall as he directed a seemingly endless line of vehicles queuing up for lunch at Chick-fil-A’s Dressler Road drive-thru.

Hall, who arrived at 11 a.m., said the line of cars on Dressler waiting to turn in had to be rerouted around neighboring restaurant Ruby Tuesday to avoid a massive traffic jam.

“We haven’t had any problems,” he said. “Just one car stalled in the lane, and people got out and pushed it out of the way.”

Delaney Young of Perry Township waited in the car line with his wife, Mary, and sister-in-law Bobbie Bates of North Canton. He said they are members of Canton Baptist Temple and learned of the support day through their church .

“Chick-fil-A has the right to make these statements,” said Delaney. His family was decked out in white T-shirts with black lettering that said, “God is in control.”

Customers continued to stream in on foot from adjoining parking lots. By 12:30, more than 50 people were waiting in line outside just to get in the doors.

Franchise owner Doug Pugh said the response is overwhelming. “It’s a great day.”

CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS

Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.” That unleashed a torrent of criticism from gay rights groups and others, who have called for boycotts and efforts to block the chain from opening new stores.

Opponents of the company’s stance are planning “Kiss Mor Chiks” for Friday, when they are encouraging people of the same sex to show up at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country and kiss each other.

In response, Cathy supporters turned out in droves Wednesday to support the restaurant chain. The line was 50 or more at times at the Westfield Belden Village mall store.

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY

Marilyn Nagle of North Canton carried out a bag of food from the Dressler Road location.

“It’s amazing how many people you meet when you’re standing in line like that. … I heard about this from friends. I wish I had come for breakfast before the crowds gathered.”

“I came because I wanted to support (CEO Cathy) who says marriage should be between a man and woman. So if you know a man, I’m a woman.”

Nick Toussant of Hartville said his daughter told him about the event.

“Free speech is not a liberty to take lightly. I’m afraid the almighty dollar speaks loudest.”

Mary Lou Wolfe of Plain Township and her husband went out of their way to visit Chick-fil-A for lunch, a restaurant they don’t normally patronize.

She was impressed by the crowd and the employees who were pleasantly hustling to deal with the crowd crush.

“What I noticed most of all was the customers. Everyone was so happy to see such an outpouring of support. They didn’t mind waiting in line at all,” Wolfe said.

“It was an exhilarating experience.”

Wolfe saw her purchase as supporting free speech, saying the company’s owner has faced unfair criticism.

“Just because a person has a personal belief doesn’t mean his product should be boycotted.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 “I came because I wanted to support (CEO Cathy) who says marriage should be between a man and woman. So if you know a man, I’m a woman.”Nick Toussant of Hartville said his daughter told him about the event.“Free speech is not a liberty to take lightly. I’m afraid the almighty dollar speaks loudest.”Mary Lou Wolfe of Plain Township and her husband went out of their way to visit Chick-fil-A for lunch, a restaurant they don’t normally patronize.She was impressed by the crowd and the employees who were pleasantly hustling to deal with the crowd crush.“What I noticed most of all was the customers. Everyone was so happy to see such an outpouring of support. They didn’t mind waiting in line at all,” Wolfe said.“It was an exhilarating experience.”Wolfe saw her purchase as supporting free speech, saying the company’s owner has faced unfair criticism.“Just because a person has a personal belief doesn’t mean his product should be boycotted.”The Associated Press contributed to this report.

If Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy wanted to gauge Stark County’s support for backing “the biblical definition of a family,” he would be pleased by the massive turnout Wednesday at the chain’s locations here.

Perspiration dripped down the face of off-duty Jackson Township police officer Craig Hall as he directed a seemingly endless line of vehicles queuing up for lunch at Chick-fil-A’s Dressler Road drive-thru.

Hall, who arrived at 11 a.m., said the line of cars on Dressler waiting to turn in had to be rerouted around neighboring restaurant Ruby Tuesday to avoid a massive traffic jam.

“We haven’t had any problems,” he said. “Just one car stalled in the lane, and people got out and pushed it out of the way.”

Delaney Young of Perry Township waited in the car line with his wife, Mary, and sister-in-law Bobbie Bates of North Canton. He said they are members of Canton Baptist Temple and learned of the support day through their church .

“Chick-fil-A has the right to make these statements,” said Delaney. His family was decked out in white T-shirts with black lettering that said, “God is in control.”

Customers continued to stream in on foot from adjoining parking lots. By 12:30, more than 50 people were waiting in line outside just to get in the doors.

Franchise owner Doug Pugh said the response is overwhelming. “It’s a great day.”

CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS

Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.” That unleashed a torrent of criticism from gay rights groups and others, who have called for boycotts and efforts to block the chain from opening new stores.

Opponents of the company’s stance are planning “Kiss Mor Chiks” for Friday, when they are encouraging people of the same sex to show up at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country and kiss each other.

In response, Cathy supporters turned out in droves Wednesday to support the restaurant chain. The line was 50 or more at times at the Westfield Belden Village mall store.

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY

Marilyn Nagle of North Canton carried out a bag of food from the Dressler Road location.

“It’s amazing how many people you meet when you’re standing in line like that. … I heard about this from friends. I wish I had come for breakfast before the crowds gathered.”

“I came because I wanted to support (CEO Cathy) who says marriage should be between a man and woman. So if you know a man, I’m a woman.”

Nick Toussant of Hartville said his daughter told him about the event.

“Free speech is not a liberty to take lightly. I’m afraid the almighty dollar speaks loudest.”

Mary Lou Wolfe of Plain Township and her husband went out of their way to visit Chick-fil-A for lunch, a restaurant they don’t normally patronize.

She was impressed by the crowd and the employees who were pleasantly hustling to deal with the crowd crush.

“What I noticed most of all was the customers. Everyone was so happy to see such an outpouring of support. They didn’t mind waiting in line at all,” Wolfe said.

“It was an exhilarating experience.”

Wolfe saw her purchase as supporting free speech, saying the company’s owner has faced unfair criticism.

“Just because a person has a personal belief doesn’t mean his product should be boycotted.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

It’s going on all over the country.  And like everything else, them lines are HUGE in Texas.  In Dallas people are waiting TWO HOURS to order their meal because of the long, looooong lines.  And God bless ’em for their stand.

Sodom and Gomorrah (Chicago and Boston) weren’t blessed, contrary to the liberal narrative; they were destroyed.

What is most amazing in all of this is that liberal cities are awash in bankruptcy and violence and yet they want to block businesses like Chick-Fil-A from bringing their jobs and their tax dollars in.  Chicago is literally taxing the bejeezus out of people to pay for the deteriorating social services while chasing out businesses that pay taxes and further broaden the tax base by creating jobs.

The success of this “appreciation day” underscores a fact that never ceases to anger me.  The left does boycott after boycott and punishes businesses into cowering to their demands on a regular basis.  Conservatives generally speak of some moral high ground and tell their audiences and constituencies to support “progressive businesses” such as Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream just to show how “tolerant” we are compared to the left.  And our little moral victory is exactly why the right continues to have less and less influence over culture even though there are easily twice as many conservatives as there are liberals.

I say that’s a truck load of crap.

If mobs of angry conservatives were to start boycotting businesses that don’t represent their values the way the left does we might actually get to a point where both sides agree to lay off each other.  But that’s not the way it works: rather, the side that has half the people generates ten times the impact because they do what we won’t do.

We need to understand what is happening in our culture right now today.  There is something toxic going on that is revealed in polls of Christian teens: In The Jesus Survey Book (2012), Mike Nappa documents that fully one out of three Christian teenagers believes that Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha and other great religious leaders all lead to heaven.  The question is whether morality and religious truth claims are more like math (one right answer) or more like meaninglessness (whatever floats your boat).  If Jesus claimed to be “the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” as He did in John 14:6, that is either truth like 1 + 1 = 2 or it is like an arbitrary color preference (you like red but I prefer blue).  Jesus very clearly meant for His unique claim to be “the Resurrection and the Life” (John 11:25) to be the former and not the latter.

But our own children are being undermined by a politically correct view of “tolerance” that demands that all views be accorded the same status.  And so morality is just a bunch of arbitary preferences and how dare you hold your arbitrary preference above mine?  Even though I as a liberal very definitely hold MY preference over YOURS.  We are allowing our children to be indoctrinated such that they cannot believe the truth no matter what we teach them because of a more fundamental truth claim that is being pushed into our culture at every level.  Such that even Christian kids are being brainwashed by an idiotic and frankly self-refuting view.  And I say “self-refuting” because the left’s demonizing free speech amounts to a disproof that they actually hold to any true “tolerance” at all.  On the one hand liberals tell our children that there is no one right or wrong way to believe, and on the other hand they are simultanesouly teaching our children that in fact there is only one legitimate way to believe, and that is their way.  That is an obvious fundamental and inherent self-contradiction, but we have degnerated to the point that we simply no longer care any more about such facts.

This is a war that we are losing day by day.  Because we have utterly refused to exercise the power over this culture that our numbers ought to accord us while a much smaller minority increasingly defines this culture with toxic views.  History proves over and over again that if a people or a culture aren’t willing and able to stand up for what they believe, they will find themselves supplanted.  And that is what is going on in our Laodicean Age (Revelation 3:15).

While this is an extremely positive day for conservatives and for supporting conservative values, I would argue that it also shows that we not only need to do a far better job of protecting our businesses, but also of turning liberal tactics against liberals.  Because we are allowing the rug to be pulled right out from under us even as we think we’re standing on it.

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Mainstream Media Propaganda Machine Turns Other Way As Democrats Now Want To ‘Get A Little Bloody’

February 24, 2011

Somehow the mainstream media – which was ALL OVER the fact that many tea party protestors happened to be Caucasian – managed to completely overlook the fact that the liberals being bussed in to raise hell in Wisconsin were whiter than say, oh, a freshly laundered Ku Klux Klansman’s kleenest robe.

Now suddenly the race of the protestors is apparently irrelevant.  Mobs of white LIBERALS are fine.

Oh, well, NEVER EXPECT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO BE FAIR, OBJECTIVE OR HONEST.

We constantly heard of allegations that the tea party was putting up violent and hateful signs from the mainstream media.  It didn’t matter that there was very little of that.  Nor did it matter that the little there was the result of dishonest and despicable leftists.

Now, in Wisconsin, that hateful Nazi swastika Hitler crap abounds.  But it’s liberals hating a Republican, and so the mainstream media just doesn’t seem to find that very newsworthy:

And did you notice just how WHITE and CAUCASIAN those Wisconsin protestors happen to be with their Nazi Hitler swastika signs???

If you hold your breath waiting for the media to actually be fair and objective and give the left the kind of coverage they give the right every single damn day, you will spend the rest of your life unconscious.

There’s another angle to this: the “human sympathy” story angle.  You wait until the government gets shut down in a couple of months, and the media goes over the top making sure that the Republicans get all the blame for a dance that obviously takes two for the tango.  What you will get to see at that time will be an avalanche of stories as “journalists” and “reporters” scour the country looking for every single victim of the government shutdown they can possibly find.

But let me ask you: how many stories have you heard about poor single mothers losing their jobs because public schools canceled their classes because liberal government union teachers were out protesting?  How many stories have you heard about the terrible difficulty poor parents have had trying to scramble for day care for children who should have been in school?

Zero, you say?

Well, don’t you worry.  As soon as the media has some way to frame a story blaming Republicans, they’ll more than make up for that deficiency.

The mainstream media and of course the Democrat Party whose useful idiots the mainstream media are were all over themselves with outrage over the “hate” coming out of the right in the nanoseconds following the Tucson, Arizona shooting in which Gabrielle Giffords was one of the victims.  It didn’t matter that there was zero evidence that the shooter had anything to do with conservatives and if anything was a liberal (and see here and also here).  It didn’t matter if the actual documented hater involved in any way with the shooting was in in fact a documented liberal.  Heck, it didn’t even matter if one of the mainstream media outlets leading the charge to demonize Sarah Palin for the word “target” had used the damn word themselves in the same way Palin had.  The charge was enough.  And if they could make it with really shrill voices, so much the better.

So can you expect to see outrage over a Democrat Representative saying this?

This story is actually worse than first reported, when Capuano made the blood comments to union supporters he was pointing at a small group of Tea Partiers who were brave enough to counter-protest in Boston. Capuano is lucky nobody got hurt.

(Boston Herald) — U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano expressed regret Wednesday for his choice of words at a Tuesday rally to support Wisconsin workers, after national and local Republicans pounced on him for “over-the-top and inflammatory rhetoric.”

“Congressman Mike Capuano must have lost the memo from President Obama and Democratic leaders who were demanding more civility in our political discourse and a toning down of incendiary rhetoric after the massacre in Tucson on January 8,” the Massachusetts Republican Party wrote in a Wednesday statement. “Yesterday, at a rally on Beacon Hill, Capuano couldn’t resist the urge to stir up a crowd of union members with a call for blood in the pursuit and protection of their political agenda.”

During the Tuesday rally — a gathering of more than 1,000 union supporters protesting a proposal by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to diminish the collective bargaining rights of public sector workers in that state — Capuano, speaking in front of the State House, fired up the crowd by saying, “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”

After Republicans took aim at his rhetoric, Capuano issued a statement expressing regret for his language, although at the time it drew wild applause and cheers from the throngs of union supporters.

Capuano also referred to a vastly outnumbered throng of Tea Party counter-protesters as “a couple of nuts in the background who want to take it all away from you,” waving his hand dismissively in their direction. Throughout the three-hour rally, rank-and-file union members traded heated barbs with the Tea Party backers. Some clashes nearly escalated into violence and resulted in police intervention. In one case, a pro-union rallier spit in the face of one of the counter-protesters, who set up camp near the rally.

Capuano’s comments quickly drew contrasts with the call for a more civil tone in national political rhetoric by President Barack Obama and politicians across the country after a mass shooting in Tucson that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Capuano was reportedly among those who agreed with Obama’s call, telling the Boston Globe in January, “Everybody knows the last couple of years there’s been an intentional increase in the degree of heat in political discourse . . . If nothing else good comes out of this, I’m hoping it causes people to reconsider how they deal with things.’’

How about the call to violence by the SEIU in its new “fight song”?

SEIU fight song: ‘Take the bastards down’

SEIU posted a fight song on their website called ‘Take ‘Em Down’ and it goes like this: “Ya got take the bastards down. Let them know. We got to smash them to the ground. Let them know. We got to take the bastards down. When the boss comes calling you got to stand your ground. When the boss comes calling let them know.”  With lyrics like that, it’s no wonder the violent SEIU took special notice of the song.

Here’s the screenshot of the SEIU posting this song telling the left to take conservatives down and smash them to the ground:

I’ve said this about the left before: what enrages me about them isn’t that they’ve been engaging in hate for the past fifty years, back when they started spitting on American soldiers and throwing dog shit at them.  It’s that they’ve done this crap for a full generation and then actually have the chutzpah to demonize the right for doing what they themselves have been doing for fifty years.  And then right after they demonize us, they actually go right back to being worse than the very thing they just got through demonizing us for doing.  And the thing that infuriates me even more than that is a media machine that – between self-backpatting for what virtues of journalistic objecivity they are – actually deliberately seek out stories of “rightwing hate” and actually refuse to report episodes of leftwing hate.

Three years into the utterly failed Obama presidency – a presidency, by the way, in which Obama’s core promise was to “transcend the starkly red-and-blue politics of the last 15 years, end the partisan and ideological wars – and five years after Democrats took control of both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate, Democrats can only blame, blame and blame.

This was a nice summary of history:

Let’s look at the deficit history since Clinton was elected with his party in control of both houses of Congress:
1992 290.4 Billion Dollar Deficit – Record
1993 255.1 Billion Dollar Deficit
1994 203.2 Billion Dollar Deficit
(GOP takes control of both houses, watch the deficit decrease)
1995 164 Billion Dollar Deficit
1996 107.5 Billion Dollar Deficit
1997 22 Billion Dollar Deficit
1998 69.2 Billion Dollar Surplus
1999 125.6 Billion Dollar Surplus
2000 236.4 Billion Dollar Surplus
(Bush elected with both houses still in GOP control)
2001 127.3 Billion Dollar Surplus
2002 157.8 Billion Dollar Deficit
(Dems take Senate, post 9-11 bills start piling up)
2003 374 Billion Dollar Deficit – Record
2004 413 Billion Dollar Deficit – Record
(GOP back in control of both houses; deficits going down again)
2005 319 Billion Dollar Deficit
2006 248 Billion Dollar Deficit
(Dems take both houses and retain them through FY 2010)
2007 162 Billion Dollar Deficit
2008 455 Billion Dollar Deficit – Record
(Obama’s first year; both houses have larger Democrat majorities)
2009 1400 Billion Dollar Deficit <<== WTF? Record x 3!!!!!!!
2010 1350 Billion Dollar Deficit

… why do Republicans get blamed for such deficits, when the trend clearly illustrates the reverse is true?
Republicans are always lowering deficits, except when there is a war on — and even then, they keep budgets at lower % of GDP than their Democrat predecessors when they had wars on their watch.

The Republicans last budget that they controlled in FY-2007 had a deficit of $162 billion.  The VERY NEXT YEAR, the Democrats very nearly tripled that figure with their FY-2008 budget of $459 billion.  And by last year the Democrats were spending so shockingly and so recklessly that they didn’t even bother to pass a budget.

There are very few reasons to blame Republicans for the mess that we are now in, and all kinds of reasons to blame Democrats.  But the media will never be fair or honest.

The same media that rushed to give Obama credit for the “magnificent” popular uprising in Egypt are now mysteriously silent as hundreds and more likely thousands of people die in the rampages of Libya as we speak.  And suddenly there’s no mention of the fact that the same wave that started in Tunisia, then overtook Egypt, has now taken root in Yemen and Libya.  Suddenly, as our oil prices begin to skyrocket, it isn’t as “magnificent” anymore.  Even though skyrocketing energy prices were clearly in Obama’s plan for America.

But don’t you forget that Obama and his Organizing for America are bringing the same hysteria we see on our TV screens about the Middle East to states like Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

And don’t you forget that even as Arabs get bloody in the streets of Tripoli, it is DEMOCRATS who have called for Americans to get bloody in our streets.