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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.

What Obama’s Speeches And The Emperor’s New Clothes Have In Common

January 28, 2010

Like the emperor’s new clothes, Obama’s speeches count on people determining that if they don’t see the wisdom coming out of Obama’s mouth, they’re fools.

When, of course, it’s only fools who think that way to begin with.

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer Hillel Italie, Ap National Writer Tue Jan 26, 12:02 am ET

NEW YORK – As a supporter of Barack Obama for president, former JFK speechwriter Ted Sorensen welcomed the young Democrat as a winning, Kennedy-esque orator who didn’t bore the public with “five-point programs” and lectures more fit for campuses than for campaigns.

But as Obama prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address, Sorensen wonders if the president hasn’t become more like the politicians he supposedly displaced.

“He is still a very eloquent, articulate speaker,” Sorensen says. “He is clearly well informed on all matters of public policy, sometimes, frankly, a little too well informed. And as a result, some of the speeches are too complicated for typical citizens and very clear to university faculties and big newspaper editorial boards.”

Authors, editors and speechwriters interviewed by The Associated Press agree that Obama is indeed a gifted and effective speechmaker, able to set a new tone with the Middle East in his Cairo speech or to turn public opinion, at least temporarily, in favor of changing the health care system after his address to Congress.

But even admirers have a hard time remembering what he actually says.

Ted Widmer, who edited an anthology of political speeches for the Library of America, praised Obama for his “masterful” style, but could not cite a specific line the president said. Similar observations were made by Jeff Shesol, David Frum and Harry C. McPherson, who wrote speeches for presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Lyndon Johnson, respectively.

“The speech he made in Cairo — I remember the intelligence, the breadth and the reasonableness,” McPherson says. “But I can’t tell you, and this is one of the shortcomings of the kind of speech he makes — I can’t quote anything, or cite anything, off the top of my head.”

“His speeches can go for pages without applause lines, making comprehensive arguments about particular issues,” said White House spokesman Bill Burton. “And though people may not remember particular lines or phrases from every speech, when he is done speaking, people always get a sense of who the president is and exactly where he is coming from.”

A distinctive phrase can define, or make history, like Franklin Roosevelt’s calling Dec. 7, 1941, “a date that will live in infamy” because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, or President Ford’s declaration, upon taking office after Richard Nixon had resigned, that “our long national nightmare” was over. President Kennedy’s inaugural call to “ask what you can do for your country” helped inspire an era of public service, while President Reagan’s demand that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev “tear down that wall,” the Berlin Wall, was a climactic moment of the Cold War.

“I think there are memorable lines in certain speeches (by Obama),” says presidential speechwriter Adam Frankel, who started writing for Obama when he was a candidate. “But what makes him unique as a speaker is not necessarily a single line but the overall story he tells and the seriousness with which he tells it and the trust he puts in people to understand a complicated argument.”

Frum and others warn that a speechwriter can be so eager to come up with a memorable quote that the overall text suffers. Obama’s preference for sustain explanation over snappy summaries is a good thing, Widmer says, because it means he’s treating the public as adults.

“Sound bites help people to remember a speech and think about the larger message of a speech, but they become a distortion if you only remember the fragment,” Widmer says. “You can end up with a situation like the presidential primaries where you’ve got eight people in an Iowa cornfield, all trying to have a striking single sentence in the middle of a speech.”

Geoffrey O’Brien, editor of the next edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, says that so far he has 12 Obama citings planned, but just one since he became president (though he says that could well change).

The passage he wants to include from Obama’s presidency comes from his inaugural speech, when Obama called the United States “a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers.” He could not immediately cite any other lines from Obama’s presidential speeches.

“Obama is very strong at sort of coolly laying out issues, which may not be memorable, but is effective,” O’Brien says. “When he was running for president, he had to draw on a more impassioned style. He was addressing huge crowds of people.”

O’Brien says that when he talks about Obama with young people the phrase they remember is “Yes, We Can,” his campaign slogan.

Fred R. Shapiro, who edits the Yale Book of Quotations, mentioned a few phrases from Obama’s inaugural speech that could make the next edition some years from now. He cites Obama’s insistence that “We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals” in the fight against terrorism, and that “a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served in a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.”

But Shapiro doesn’t think that any of his presidential statements have caught on widely with the public, certainly not at the level of then-candidate Obama’s private observation in 2008 that small-town Americans “cling to guns or religion.”

“The lines I mentioned from his inauguration have not become very famous,” Shapiro says. “And if they’re in the next Yale Book of Quotations, it will be more because they were borderline choices than because they were overwhelmingly clear-cut candidates.”

No presidential speech since President Kennedy’s inaugural, which has 11 mentions in the most recent Yale book, has been so quoted. A Kennedy-Sorensen trademark is chiasmus — what speechwriters call “reversible raincoats,” in which the second half of the phrase is a variation on the first half, such as “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”

The stature of Kennedy’s speech is one reason it hasn’t been matched. Shesol recalls an agreement among Clinton speechwriters that reversible raincoats should be avoided because Kennedy and Sorensen had so perfected them.

“I think it’s very important for people to remember the words. Words have power. A successful speech will resonate and phrases will provide a kind of power in the near term and the longer term,” Shesol said. “But, ultimately, it’s important to any president to be able to make continually clear who he is, what he believes and where he wants to go.”

Thurston Clarke, author of “Ask Not,” a well-regarded book on President Kennedy’s inaugural speech, wonders if Obama isn’t still reacting to criticism during the 2008 campaign that he was too good with words. His main opponent, Hillary Rodham Clinton, cited a quote from former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo that “You campaign in poetry, but you govern in prose.” Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of the late attorney general and New York senator, worried about the limits of “poetry or lofty language.”

“I think he’s scared of appearing too polished,” Clarke said. “I think it scared him from giving a great inaugural address and I think that was a huge mistake because no president gets an audience again like he does for his inaugural address.”

Allegations that Obama is holding back are “not true,” said Burton, the White House spokesman. “That speech (Kennedy’s) was 50 years ago, only underscoring the point that these iconic moments are so few and far between. But knowing a couple lines is not the best measure of a speech and certainly not of the effectiveness of a president.”

And thus the uber-leftist academicians circle the wagons to surround Obama as his apologists.  We saw the same mindset for FDR: FDR’s policies were a complete disaster; even his own treasury secretary said so:

“We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong… somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises… I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started… And an enormous debt to boot!” – Henry Morganthau, FDR’s Treasury Secretary, May 1939

In April 1939, unemployment was still 20.7%

You start seeing fools early in this article. For example, JFK speechwriter Ted Sorensen doesn’t seem to understand that other people write Obama’s speeches.  And other people do the focus groups to to inform other people in the policy department to determine what those other people should write in those speeches.  Obama delivers other peoples’ words well; he’s helpless when he depends upon his own “oration.”

If you have any doubts about this, watch our “smooth, polished, Kennedy-esque orator,” watch him blathering on like the village idiot without his teleprompter screens and ask yourself if JFK ever did anything like this:

The opening three paragraphs from this AP article assume the liberal thesis that if the man who has bored us with more speeches and appearances only explained himself, the country would be thrilled with his uber-lib big-government policies.

My very favorite line from the article is Sorenson’s thesis: that “some of the speeches are too complicated for typical citizens and very clear to university faculties and big newspaper editorial boards.”  Which is the emperor’s new clothes, part deux.  If you were really really smart like we liberal elites, you’d understand the masterful wisdom that is The Obama.

Obama’s speechwriter (hey, Obama doesn’t write his own speeches after all, Ted!) Adam Frankel talks about “the trust [Obama] puts in people to understand a complicated argument.”  So if you don’t think what Obama’s saying makes any sense, you can know in advance that it’s because you’re ignorant.

When Obama speaks, you’d better not see the emperor’s underwear, or you’re stupid.

Then this group of Chris Matthews-clones who said they got shivers up their legs when Obama spoke admit that, “even admirers have a hard time remembering what he actually says.”

I’ll tell you a little secret: it’s because Obama takes way too long to say nothing.  Obama is all “masterful style” and absolutely no substance.  And these postmodernists who themselves believe in nothing beyond the most surface of appearances end up falling for nothing every single time as long as that nothing is eloquently painted with polished rhetoric.

In The Emperor’s New Clothes, the overwhelming majority are suckered by a couple of opportunists to willingly participate in a shocking display of collective ignorance despite what should be obvious to any with common sense.

There is nothing new under the sun,” wise Solomon once said.  And so we are right back to the vain emperor and his vain illusion that reveals the pretentiousness, pomposity, social hypocrisy, collective denial, and hollow ostentatiousness of our own time.