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    Re: Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

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    Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies at 93 - ABC News



    I had an opportunity in the 8th grade to be mentored by Truett Cathy (he taught my 8th grade sunday school class). He actually taught me how to drive. As it turns out, I am a gay man who doesn't share many of the Cathy family's fundamental beliefs, however he told me in the 8th grade that I had three main decisions I had to make as I became an adult. 1) Who is your master? 2) What is your mission 3) Who will be your mate. The 3 M's.

    His story of entrepreneurship and philanthropy (and his rags to riches story) is, to me, the heart of what our country was designed to be: a place of opportunity where the wealthy reach out to help those less fortunate and where the value of having strong convictions and beliefs (even if different from those of others) is the key to moral character.
    Some rich people will surprise the hell out of you. When I was a kid, I was leaving the planetarium in Flint Michigan one day, and walking through the park. There was an old man wearing regular off the rack clothes, which were a little old, feeding pigeons in the park while sitting on a park bench, and eating his lunch out of a brown paper sack. He asked me all kinds of questions like what I wanted to do when I graduated school, and told me to study hard because what I did at my young age would set the direction of my life for the rest of my life. We talked for about an hour before I went home. Turns out that guy was Charles Stewart Mott, the founder of the Mott Empire. He was one of the richest guys in the country, but drove an old car, wore old clothes, and looked a little like a vagrant. It wasn't because he was a miser either, because he gave most of his money away, especially to programs for kids. I have to thank him for that because I was in the Mott Football Program. No, I wasn't any good, but anybody who wanted to play could play in that league, and it kept a lot of kids out of the gangs. Some people just don't appear to be who you think they are when you first meet them. I think it's the same with Truett Cathy too. Despite his political views, he was probably well liked by everybody he met.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That's fun! Was there a purpose for the little red door, like was it representative of something?
    The purpose of the little red door is so that the dwarves can come in. LOL. AKA the dwarf house.
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    Re: Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies at 93 - ABC News



    I had an opportunity in the 8th grade to be mentored by Truett Cathy (he taught my 8th grade sunday school class). He actually taught me how to drive. As it turns out, I am a gay man who doesn't share many of the Cathy family's fundamental beliefs, however he told me in the 8th grade that I had three main decisions I had to make as I became an adult. 1) Who is your master? 2) What is your mission 3) Who will be your mate. The 3 M's.

    His story of entrepreneurship and philanthropy (and his rags to riches story) is, to me, the heart of what our country was designed to be: a place of opportunity where the wealthy reach out to help those less fortunate and where the value of having strong convictions and beliefs (even if different from those of others) is the key to moral character.
    May he rest in peace

    He lived a remarkable life and touched many lives in his journey on earth.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    Exactly, if the people want said crap and chose to buy said crap, then there is nothing wrong with selling said crap.
    CFA's owner received tons of $$ in taxpayer farm subsidies, and therefore, should have been subject to stringent food safety rules, instead of selling toxic chemical discs and calling it food.

    Only purely private businesses (i. e. independent drug dealers) have the right to sell whatever they want.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    CFA's owner received tons of $$ in taxpayer farm subsidies, and therefore, should have been subject to stringent food safety rules, instead of selling toxic chemical discs and calling it food.

    Only purely private businesses (i. e. independent drug dealers) have the right to sell whatever they want.
    You are going to have to provide proof for this for me to take it seriously.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

    He was a principled man and ran an honest business. I've always enjoyed Chic-fil-ay's billboards.


    RIP Mr. Cathy

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    Re: Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    He was a principled man and ran an honest business. I've always enjoyed Chic-fil-ay's billboards.


    RIP Mr. Cathy
    I love there sandwiches. I wonder if they will now be open on Sunday?

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    Re: Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    He was a principled man
    He was a leach who sucked off public money in the form of subsidies. . .

    WASHINGTON — The federal government paid $11.3 million in taxpayer-funded farm subsidies from 1995 to 2012 to 50 billionaires or businesses in which they have some form of ownership, according to a report released Thursday by the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based research organization.

    The billionaires who received the subsidies or owned companies that did include the Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen; the investment titan Charles Schwab; and S. Truett Cathy, owner of Chick-fil-A. The billionaires who got the subsidies have a collective net worth of $316 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    He was a leach who sucked off public money in the form of subsidies. . .
    Then get the law changed that allowed this.

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    Re: Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    He was a leach who sucked off public money in the form of subsidies. . .
    Oh. A leach because he took subsidies that were legally available to him? He and his ilk are not are not the ones sucking the lifeblood from our society. You should change your lean to super nutty liberal. You sound like Harry Reid.
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