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    Re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Because for so many, it IS about Rahm Emanuel. The reactionary wing of Conservatism is very strong. To them, it's all about doing the exact opposite of a Liberal. Since Liberals are boycotting Chick-fil-A, that means that Chick-fil-A is the single greatest restaurant in history of cuisine.

    It's not about bigotry, it's just about being the opposite of Libbos.
    Exactly. If Rahm Emanuel hadn't opened his mouth on this issue at all, they'd just find another bull**** justification for why they had to go out of their way to support a bigoted business on "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day," even though THEY of course would never support bigotry.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Did you read the first four words in the post to which you responded?
    Yep, and everything that followed was a piss poor excuse.

    So on the one hand, we have a mayor being mean to a business owner and making some empty threats, which he promptly walked back. On the other hand, we have ongoing discrimination against homosexuals, fostered by pro-discrimination lobbyists and hate groups which Chick-Fil-A funds. If your priorities are such that you find the former more unacceptable than the latter, then there is something wrong with you.
    I don't care what a private citizen does with his time or money. He has the right to express his views, Rahm does not have the right to threaten private citizens. If you can't see that, then there is clearly something wrong with you.

    You guys are just dying to make this all about Rahm Emanuel rather than the hateful comments and actions of Chick-Fil-A. Anything to make the world safe for bigotry and discrimination.
    I don't care about Chick-Fil-A's stance. I care about not allowing government thugs to step way over its boundaries to coerce others just because they can. You don't have a right to not be offended by others speech.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Because for so many, it IS about Rahm Emanuel. The reactionary wing of Conservatism is very strong. To them, it's all about doing the exact opposite of a Liberal. Since Liberals are boycotting Chick-fil-A, that means that Chick-fil-A is the single greatest restaurant in history of cuisine.

    It's not about bigotry, it's just about being the opposite of Libbos.
    I'm actually very liberal on societal issues. The government threatening a private citizen because he exercised his right to freedom of speech is reprehensible, and should not only be exposed for the unconstitutional, and criminal act that it is, but punished heavily.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Yep, and everything that followed was a piss poor excuse.

    I don't care what a private citizen does with his time or money. He has the right to express his views, Rahm does not have the right to threaten private citizens. If you can't see that, then there is clearly something wrong with you.

    I don't care about Chick-Fil-A's stance. I care about not allowing government thugs to step way over its boundaries to coerce others just because they can. You don't have a right to not be offended by others speech.
    Your last sentence just crystallizes that you don't even understand why people are angry with Chick-Fil-A. It's not just that their CEO doesn't like gay people; who gives a ****? It's because he is actively participating in trying to deny them civil rights and funding hate groups. And yes, I absolutely do have a right to be offended by the government discriminating against its citizens, or for that matter, anything else I might care to be offended about.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    I'm actually very liberal on societal issues. The government threatening a private citizen because he exercised his right to freedom of speech is reprehensible,
    An empty threat against Chick-Fil-A < Ongoing discrimination against homosexuals.

    and should not only be exposed for the unconstitutional, and criminal act that it is, but punished heavily.
    Give it a rest. Rahm Emanuel was just blowing off steam and said something dumb. Do you also think that Rick Perry should be thrown in prison for treason and insurrection when he half-heartedly suggested that Texas should secede from the union again? The phony political outrage meter is truly off the charts.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    I'm actually very liberal on societal issues. The government threatening a private citizen because he exercised his right to freedom of speech is reprehensible, and should not only be exposed for the unconstitutional, and criminal act that it is, but punished heavily.
    That private citizen want's to change the law's. And he want's to do it for better worse,

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    Re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It shall be for sure. I don't think that what you saw here was 100% everyone against SSM, I do believe that because of government involvement and their threat of force against the free exercise of rights, that the response was exacerbated.
    Oh you mean that everyone at an OWS "gathering" actually knows why they're there..


    Yeah some people were there for chicken, like they normally would be, and some were there for solidarity, and what they were solid on, was free speech and SSM. Maybe not at once, but still this is a good thing for America, it's not a bad thing when this stuff happens!


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    Re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Oh you mean that everyone at an OWS "gathering" actually knows why they're there..


    Yeah some people were there for chicken, like they normally would be, and some were there for solidarity, and what they were solid on, was free speech and SSM. Maybe not at once, but still this is a good thing for America, it's not a bad thing when this stuff happens!


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    Re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I doesn't need to be a "real threat", it just needs to be functionally accomplishable by government. The threat is force. Were they likely running their mouths for political gain? Likely, yes, I can agree to that. But they made the threat and that is something which we cannot allow. For any or our rights, this **** is too important to get bogged down in partisan BS. The government is limited, it must act accordingly, when it does not then it must be punished. Politicians cannot be given free reign, they accepted the contract when they took office, and they must abide by it.
    Do you really think anyone backed down because of this? Hell, all he did was rally the troops. Chick fil a made a bundle. They hope these idiots spout of every day. So, I agree the government can use force, or punish, or take any adverse action. And when one speaks stupid, they should be called on it. But one does not equal the other. Action would have me up in arms. Stupidity is par for the course.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters [W:529]

    While everyone is bickering over this nonsense, I'm going to Zaxby's.
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