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#27 Aug 02 2012 at 9:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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What the @#%^ is Chick-Fil-A?


....no seriously, what is it? I've never heard of it before Smiley: confused


It's a fast food chain that caters to religions that don't eat beef/pork by selling various chicken sandwiches that all taste the same. Shakes are great though.
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#28 Aug 02 2012 at 9:27 AM Rating: Good
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Lady Jinte wrote:
What the @#%^ is Chick-Fil-A?


....no seriously, what is it? I've never heard of it before Smiley: confused


Apparently it's a chicken place that doesn't like *** people or something. I remember hearing about them vaguely, and had to google myself. They apparently have one store in Washington and none in Oregon; so then I didn't feel so bad about never having ate there.
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#29 Aug 02 2012 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I never claimed that "tradition" was a good enough reason alone for anything. I use the same counter argument for people arguing "tradition" to support the Confederate flag on our state flags. Since when do we simply use tradition to govern anything?

With that being said, your understanding of "tradition" is not the same definition of everyone else understanding of the word "tradition". People just use the term "traditional marriage" to describe marriage at their favorite point in time in history. Albeit they should clarify their stance with something more concrete than "tradition", you should understand that concept.

P.S. As I said before... rights aren't being denied, preferences ARE being denied. The ban on SSM is based on the *** of the person NOT the sexuality. You being a homosexual does NOT take away your RIGHT to marry someone under the same pretenses as your heterosexual counterpart. Is that fair? Of course not. If you want to fight to change that, then so be it. Just please stop saying that "rights" are being taken away. Just because I can't marry the woman I love, because she's already married, doesn't mean I lost the right to marry.
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"Your being a black man does not take away from your right to marry a black woman. You're not allowed to marry white women, though. Your preference is irrelevant! It offends my concept of traditional marriage."


Does that wash? No, of course it doesn't. It is in fact your "right" to marry a woman of whatever racial heritage you like. Would you be supporting the traditional paradigm of only marrying people of the same colour skin right now if that were the case?

Shockingly, it is actually exactly the same argument and you're still wilfully ignorant for not seeing it.
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#30 Aug 02 2012 at 10:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Deja Vu.



Oh wait, I actually have seen this argument unfold before.
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#31 Aug 02 2012 at 10:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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So how is the boycott going in your area? I'm out of the country, but looking on Facebook, people are posting pictures of ridiculous size lines at Chick-Fil-A. Doesn't seem to be turning out the way it was planned. Hoax?! Maybe.....


Well I'll be darned, they had what was dubbed an appreciation day. Is that what you were going on about?

Yes I know, I'm slow. This is still all oddly fascinating though...
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#32 Aug 02 2012 at 10:40 AM Rating: Good
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I went to a Chick-Fil-A once. My friend who raved about it was hyping up their pickles. I hate pickles. Ordered a sandwich sans-pickle. Sandwich came with pickle. Never went back.

I think it's hilarious that the right has their dander up over the reaction to this.

I think it was Mike Drucker who said: "Silver lining of this Chick-Fil-A thing...all the idiots eating fast food to protest will be dead that much sooner from heart disease." Smiley: lol

Edited, Aug 2nd 2012 12:40pm by Eske
#33 Aug 02 2012 at 10:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Oh wait, I actually have seen this argument unfold before.
It wouldn't be nearly as sad if it wasn't the same argument almost word for word.
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#34 Aug 02 2012 at 11:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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I think it's hilarious that the right has their dander up over the reaction to this.


They've got this protesting thing down though.

Occupy Wall St:

-Outside in the rain and snow
-Hanging out with homeless people and druggies
-Police beat you with sticks and pepperspray you

Chick-Fil-A:

-Temperature controlled
-Easy access to food/toilets
-Police are directing traffic and helping your friends find you




Edited, Aug 2nd 2012 10:05am by someproteinguy
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#35 Aug 02 2012 at 11:15 AM Rating: Excellent
I tried Chick-Fil-A when they came out my way like 10 or 15 years ago. I was completely unimpressed and have never gone back since. It's just another greasy fast food joint so I pretty much boycott it by default.
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#36 Aug 02 2012 at 11:42 AM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
I think it's hilarious that the right has their dander up over the reaction to this.


They've got this protesting thing down though.

Occupy Wall St:

-Outside in the rain and snow
-Hanging out with homeless people and druggies
-Police beat you with sticks and pepperspray you

Chick-Fil-A:

-Temperature controlled
-Easy access to food/toilets
-Police are directing traffic and helping your friends find you


And they haven't even gotten to the Chick-Fil-A bumper sticker ribbons, yet.
#37 Aug 02 2012 at 11:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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And they haven't even gotten to the Chick-Fil-A bumper sticker ribbons, yet.


I'm imagining the billboards; picture of a hot gal eating a one of their burgers with something like "Chick-Fil-A, where it's okay for a chick to love another chick" written on it.
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Okay, about the pickle thing:

When the Dwarf House Grill (the proto CFA) opened up in Hapeville back in the 60s, the diner didn't have any condiments except pickles. So all their sandwiches were served with a single pickle. And to this day, all sandwiches are served with a single pickle. (They usually hold it if you ask, but like any fast food joint, they get mixed up a lot.)

As for, what is chick fil a? It is juicy white meat chicken, lightly breaded, fried in peanut oil. Then served on a buttered bun. I imagine Paula Dean was a fan before the whole diabetes thing. They also have famous crinkle cut waffle fries, and in southern locations, the added bonus of crinkle cut sweet potato fries. Also fried in peanut oil. Always served too hot; I've burnt my tongue a lot.

And yeah, their best thing is their seasonal milkshakes. Their daily ones are vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and cookies & cream, but they also rotate out stuff like mint, peppermit crunch, peach, and sometimes wacky flavors. If you want all your day's calories in one sitting, a large CFA milkshake will do it.

We're close enough to the headquarters here that quite a few of ours are corporate owned, not franchises, so I have no qualms about punishing the store directly.
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Ah, so nothing I care about anyway. We don't have any around here, so it falls into "Fast Food Places I don't think about" along with Whitecastle and Sonic (except that we have sonic commercials on every station, and not a single sonic within a hundred miles. It's very aggravating, because I've had sonic's food before, and liked it). I don't really eat chicken anyway though, not a huge fan of poultry, so I doubt I'd eat it even if we did have one Smiley: lol
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more folks are eating at them today than protesting. The people I know who intentionally went today, went to support free speech - they thought the entire situation was dumb. (Ask a Christian whose business closes EVERY Sunday, what he thinks about *** marriage? And then try to impugn on his free speech , in an effort to promote equality seems idiotic.)


How is refusing to give any money to a company who's owner will use that money to support the effort to stifle civil rights impugning on this guy's free speech...?
It's not. If you're a business owner and you decide to voice your opinion, whether through donations or even when asked, you're opening yourself up to the criticism of your customers. Nobody is stopping this guy from being the bigot he has the right to be, nobody has a problem with his free speech. But as customers, we have the right to choose whether or not to support a business based on where the money we give them is going. My only question to the people who went there to support "free speech" when CFA is being criticized, where were you for JC Penney? Nabisko? How about Microsoft, Apple, Chevy, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Macy's, Starbucks, Levi's, Campbell Soup, American Airlines, American Express, Chase Banks, Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, Wells Fargo, Disney, Target?
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Are they "anti-***" organizations or "pro-traditional marriage" organizations? There's a distinct difference.

One sounds better on your letterhead than the other?


I'm Pro USA, so I want the USA to win the Olympics. That doesn't mean I'm "Anti-Japanese". If the USA isn't participating in an event, I don't care if the Japanese wins, loses or doesn't participate.

There's a huge difference supporting an organization that supports marriage between a man and a woman vs an organization that wants homosexuals dead or in jail with no freedom of any sort. One is supporting a desired set up for marriage and the other is specifically singling out a particular group.
So these organizations that are "Pro Traditional Marriage" don't really care if gays get married, they just want to make sure the Men and Women are still getting married, right? Because they aren't anti-***, they are just pro-traditional. It's not like they don't want the gays to get married, they don't really care, but they're more comfortable when men and women are getting married, so as long as that's still happening, I mean, case closed, am I right?
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Jesus@#%^ingChrist! Do you honestly think that you're the one who's finally going to get through to Alma? Of course you're not, so stop @#%^ing talking to him.

It's like venting all the frustration I've built up in the last couple of weeks onto some vulnerable, tiny, little, pathetic thing that can't fight back, and it feels good. I know, it's sick, it's wrong, it's inhumane. But it just feels so vindicating. But in all honesty, why are you complaining about anyone posting here, giving you something to read on a forum that gets half or less as many posts as it did a few years ago?
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Jesus@#%^ingChrist! Do you honestly think that you're the one who's finally going to get through to Alma? Of course you're not, so stop @#%^ing talking to him.


If anyone ever does get through to him, someone's gonna have to turn it into a movie like The Miracle Worker.


They said it couldn't be done. They said he was incapable of logical thought. They were right.


Until one poster....
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It's like venting all the frustration I've built up in the last couple of weeks onto some vulnerable, tiny, little, pathetic thing that can't fight back, and it feels good.
**********. It feels better and at the end of the experience you've at least produced something.
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But in all honesty, why are you complaining about anyone posting here, giving you something to read on a forum that gets half or less as many posts as it did a few years ago?
Any "discussion" with him isn't worth reading. And if you quote him, I can read him
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But in all honesty, why are you complaining about anyone posting here, giving you something to read on a forum that gets half or less as many posts as it did a few years ago?
Any "discussion" with him isn't worth reading. And if you quote him, I can read him
Well you know, that sort of demeanor might just be why there are still posts on the front page from June. Just saying.
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I'd rather read nothing than Alma posts. Just sayin'.

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Ah, so nothing I care about anyway. We don't have any around here, so it falls into "Fast Food Places I don't think about" along with Whitecastle and Sonic (except that we have sonic commercials on every station, and not a single sonic within a hundred miles. It's very aggravating, because I've had sonic's food before, and liked it). I don't really eat chicken anyway though, not a huge fan of poultry, so I doubt I'd eat it even if we did have one Smiley: lol


Personally I'm a bigger fan of Bill Millers. I LOVE their tea and brisket. Also, they have a bread bar with homemade pumpernickel. But, unfortunately I'm not in Texas at the moment.
Other fastfood places that I rate above CFA are: Long John Silvers (I f*cking LOVE their fish.), Daphnes (which I can only get in California *cry*), Subway (who finally figured out that avocado is the bomb), Taco Cabana (because I can buy margaritas there.) , and Chipotle.


My mom loves sonic and when I was in college I used to split the Brown Bag special with my friend. At that time it was barely 4 bucks (two burgers, two drinks and two fries wooo)

I remember trying whitecastle back in NYC - they certainly were delicious "belly bombers". ugh
Krystal was about the same but the ones in San Antonio seemed to close overnight along with some of the Five Guys.

Dont mind me obsessing over food, I havent been able to keep anything down since June so Im about ready to go Donnor party on anything that isn't lettuce, parmasean, avocado, tomato, or plain rice. -- those foods stay down sometimes....
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"Your being a black man does not take away from your right to marry a black woman. You're not allowed to marry white women, though. Your preference is irrelevant! It offends my concept of traditional marriage."


Does that wash? No, of course it doesn't.


Yes it does wash. My stance remains.

Your "right" to marry is not removed. You not being able to marry who you want is a restriction that will always exist. It doesn't matter if you could only marry people within your state, of equal height, shorter height, within 5 years of age,same skin color, same occupation, same education, certain financial class or any other restriction.

It could be a lottery where you are randomly chosen to marry someone. As long as everyone is bound to the same restriction, then it is equal by definition and you have the right to marry. Is that fair? No. There is a difference. All I'm asking you to do is argue fairness and not equality. You're simply lying when you say that your right to marry is removed because you can't marry the person you want *if everyone is bound to the same standard*.

Just because one hits home more than others doesn't mean it takes away your right to marry.

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It is in fact your "right" to marry a woman of whatever racial heritage you like. Would you be supporting the traditional paradigm of only marrying people of the same colour skin right now if that were the case?


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Is that fair? Of course not. If you want to fight to change that, then so be it. Just please stop saying that "rights" are being taken away


I never said anything about supporting it. I even stated it wasn't fair. However, that doesn't change the equality of the matter. Equality isn't always fair. Everyone isn't the same so treating everyone the same, ignoring differences, isn't always fair.

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Shockingly, it is actually exactly the same argument and you're still wilfully ignorant for not seeing it.


What's shocking is that you make that connection with skin color and gender, but call it a "slippery slope" when the same exact argument is used on other things like polygamy, minors and bestiality.

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