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The cluck heard ’round the world
Bob Owens ^ | 8-1-12 | Bob Owens

Posted on 08/02/2012 5:37:12 AM PDT by radioone

“It’s been like this since 6:00 AM.”

It was 8:15 PM. The employee had a tired but sincere smile on his face as he went from car to car, already a block from his restaurant, thanking customers for both their patience and their support.

Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day has apparently taken on a life far greater than anyone could have envisioned, and according to reports pouring in from around the country, the Bible-respecting chicken franchise has had to call in off-duty staff in an attempt to keep up with the hordes of people flocking to the store.

Out of curiosity I swung by the closest franchise just after 6:00 PM, and was floored by what I witnessed.

Cars lined up for the drive-thru stretched out of the parking lot, down the access road, and up the street to the main highway. I tried to get a quick count of the cars, but had to be content with an estimate of 40-60 as they stretched out of sight behind Applebee’s. A solitary driver laid on his horn as he went by the traffic jam, middle finger extended defiantly from the window of his CR-V, his “coexist” bumper sticker mocking those he left in presumably smug satisfaction.

There were at least 100 people standing outside to get into the building to order from the counter, and no telling how many more were queued up inside. People were parking a block away in the Kohl’s parking lot and walking to the Chick fil-A, the parking lots of the stores directly surrounding the chicken joint being completely packed.

As the sun fell, the line to go inside had shortened to the point employees could start to think about letting the doors close and having the air conditioning take effect. As for the line of cars…

… it showed no signs of letting up.

Clearly, this is more than a “buycott” over gay marriage. If the smattered of people I’ve talked to are representative, homosexuality is a side issue.

This strikes a much deeper, more foundational chord.

The massive crowd reaction locally and nationwide are driven by a loathing of arrogant politicians like those in Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco who feel they have the power and the authority to tell a businessman like Dan Cathy what personal opinions he can and cannot hold if he wants to do business in “their” towns.

They trampled on his religious beliefs. They trampled on his freedom of speech. They attempted to deny him and his franchisees the rights to start small businesses, merely because a free American dared to share what he believed.

When Gage’s columns of Regulars marched out of Boston after midnight on April 19, 1775, neither they nor the tens of thousands of colonists in the surrounding community thought of themselves as anything other than Englishmen. After shots rang out at Lexington Green, then the North Bridge, and Meriam’s Corner, and skirmishes turned into a rolling gunbattle, there was a tectonic shift. They were no longer Englishmen, but Patriots and Regulars. History records the rest.

Presumably not a man that mustered that morning on either side that April morning wanted war, but a series of events unfolded in such a way as to trigger a war out of a series of powder alarms (British attempts at gun control) that had been bloodless to that point.

Students of history know that there are rarely singular triggers to world-changing events.

We have over the past decades been slouching towards a crisis point in this nation. I’ll leave it for future historians to find fault and place the blame, but the momentum towards disintegration has been apparent and accelerating for some time.

I smirk, thinking about those that are reading this incredulously, thinking, “is this rube trying to tell us that we’re going to launch a civil war over chicken?!?! What a dunce!”

They are capable of only seeing isolated events and individual threads, not the tapestry of tyranny that has turned a simple protest buying of chicken sandwiches and waffle fries into a fed-up Republic’s sudden self-awareness.

The greatest trick that Hollywood, the lying liberal media and the Democrat Party was able to conjure was the illusion of their power and our isolation. As tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans are realizing in a simple act of conscious commerce today and this evening, we are legion. There are far more of us than there are of them, and in that realization, our power grows, and our desire to give up even a fraction more of our rights, shrinks.

Those who would be tyrants have failed to heed Yamato Yamamoto’s warning, and have woken a sleeping giant with an appetite for liberty not easily sated.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; chickfila; crushliberalism; democrats; donttreadonme; elections; freedom; liberal; liberty

1 posted on 08/02/2012 5:37:21 AM PDT by radioone
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To: radioone
August 1, 2012....VICTORY for Free Speech. Can't wait for November 6th
2 posted on 08/02/2012 5:44:30 AM PDT by Country Eagle
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To: radioone
It is a USA phenomenon. People trying to shut down a good place and the rest say NO NO NO! I am so proud of the good people.
3 posted on 08/02/2012 5:46:39 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: radioone

The power of the ‘consumer’!

It’s the appropriate answer to a ‘President’ who has an agenda including the most aggressive assault on American culture in the history of our country.

NOW...if these same consumers would WITHOLD their dollars from Hollwierd idiots who ALSO conduct an ongoing cultural broadside against America.!!!


4 posted on 08/02/2012 5:46:39 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Country Eagle
August 1, 2012....VICTORY for Free Speech. Can't wait for November 6th

Yes, hopefully the lines are backed up like this at the polling places with people showing up to kick out the democrats.

5 posted on 08/02/2012 5:47:22 AM PDT by apillar
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To: radioone

Indeed!


6 posted on 08/02/2012 5:47:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: radioone

Once again life imitates art:

2006: The Chautauqua Rising by Jack Cashill

Written in 2000, here is the synopsis:

This novel is both a murder mystery and a political thriller set against the rugged beauty and fiery political past of western New York. The agents of an ever intrusive government have quietly altered the American political landscape. Freedoms slip away, unnoticed by an apathetic and neglectful nation. In the tradition of our founding fathers, a disparate group of civil disobedients unite to spark the greatest grassroots insurrection since the Whiskey Rebellion, an event CNN comes to call “The Chautauqua Rising.”


7 posted on 08/02/2012 5:48:37 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Country Eagle

I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 5:49:29 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: radioone
This is NOT about gay marriage! This is about politicians trying to use gov't to stop capitalism because of one man's belief. Everybody recognizes it and knows it goes against every fiber of what America is all about! Meleno and Emanuel need to be thrown out of office for their anti-capitalist, anti-American action! And for that matter ANY gov't official (Like Obama and his ilk) who tries to destroy and tear down the fabric of this society!

It's a fundamental principle and people are sick and tied of these asswipes trying to spifflicate our way of life!

9 posted on 08/02/2012 5:50:06 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: radioone

If Obama wants a rebellion I have a feeling America is ready to “roll”.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 5:50:06 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: radioone

We are mad AT Hell, and NOT going to take it any more!


11 posted on 08/02/2012 5:56:21 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Eye of Unk
If Obama wants a rebellion I have a feeling America is ready to “roll”.

Yep, it's a shot across the bow of the fascists that want to force their radical liberal agenda on us...and a warning, "Today we our peacefully protesting by reaching for the chicken box, but if you keep pushing next time it might be the ammo box..."

12 posted on 08/02/2012 5:57:31 AM PDT by apillar
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To: radioone
I’ll leave it for future historians to find fault and place the blame, but the momentum towards disintegration has been apparent and accelerating for some time.

Let us all remember that the victors write the history. We need to ensure that we not allow the Liberal propagandists in charge of America's media frame this discussion by their rules.

Yesterday was a very poignant battle. It was a sign that America is not asleep. It was a sign that America is not going to remain still while evil people wish to do us harm and take our Liberty.

Let's watch on Friday to see how many gays show up at CFAs to kiss, as they're being asked to do. The media would cover that before they'd cover what happened yesterday, but like the "Million Mom March" and other Liberal organizational travesties, I'd bet the numbers are paltry compared to the very exclamatory showing from Americans yesterday.

13 posted on 08/02/2012 5:59:10 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: OldEagle

That is exactly right!

These paragraphs are worth repeating!:

“They are capable of only seeing isolated events and individual threads, not the tapestry of tyranny that has turned a simple protest buying of chicken sandwiches and waffle fries into a fed-up Republic’s sudden self-awareness.

The greatest trick that Hollywood, the lying liberal media and the Democrat Party was able to conjure was the illusion of their power and our isolation. As tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans are realizing in a simple act of conscious commerce today and this evening, we are legion. There are far more of us than there are of them, and in that realization, our power grows, and our desire to give up even a fraction more of our rights, shrinks.

Those who would be tyrants have failed to heed Yamato Yamamoto’s warning, and have woken a sleeping giant with an appetite for liberty not easily sated.”


14 posted on 08/02/2012 5:59:10 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Never on my watch
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15 posted on 08/02/2012 6:07:06 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: radioone

I’m waiting for someone to see the Virgin Mary in a chicken sandwich...


16 posted on 08/02/2012 6:08:45 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: radioone
A solitary driver laid on his horn as he went by the traffic jam, middle finger extended defiantly from the window of his CR-V, his “coexist” bumper sticker mocking those he left in presumably smug satisfaction.

I'd love to get the opportunity to ask him, and all the other people slamming CFA, to do a little reality-check. Look in the mirror and ask themselves how they are doing with memes like "tolerance" and "be accepting of others" and "celebrating diversity" ??? As an aside, do you think they'd recognize their own hypocrisy?

These so-called "liberals" want everyone to see their viewpoints, accept them, even promote them. But the moment you confront your average "liberal" with an opinion/belief that runs counter to theirs... You often see/hear some of the most intolerant, unaccepting, ugly, vilest attacks you've ever seen.

17 posted on 08/02/2012 6:14:36 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: radioone
Chic Fil A may have set a new world record yesterday. Still waiting for the actual numbers to come out.

(Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A, is no doubt pleased and very grateful for the nations support.)

18 posted on 08/02/2012 6:22:17 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Never on my watch

What a GREAT line...Love it!!!!


19 posted on 08/02/2012 6:25:35 AM PDT by Country Eagle
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To: concerned about politics

Chick-Fil-A has released a statement that as a privately held company their sales figures are proprietary and will not be released.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 6:27:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ThunderSleeps
I'd love to get the opportunity to ask him, and all the other people slamming CFA, to do a little reality-check. Look in the mirror and ask themselves how they are doing with memes like "tolerance" and "be accepting of others" and "celebrating diversity" ??? As an aside, do you think they'd recognize their own hypocrisy?

Evil has no reflection.

(Which is why vampires are always get backed over in parking lots)

21 posted on 08/02/2012 6:31:22 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ThunderSleeps

Starting today I will start using two lines to the people on the left.
STICKS AND STONES &
GEORGE BUSH ISN’T PRESIDENT
Wish I had a dollar for every time I heard Clinton isn’t President when GW became POTUS. Let’s give it back to them.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 6:32:36 AM PDT by Country Eagle
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To: sirchtruth; radioone

“his is NOT about gay marriage!”

Absolutely true. This is about telling the Jack Booted Thugs (in this case the respective Mayors of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, etc) that we will no longer tolerate their evil, their attempts to rule by fear, their attempts to stomp anything and anyone they do not agree with, or who do not agree with them, into the ground.

Let this continue! Not just in this instance, but in all their other attempts to subdue the masses. It is time to take our STAND!

It is time to let this ‘cluck’ be heard loud and clear in November. And it is time to make the ‘moderates’ (spell that RHINO’s) in politics to fear us even as we stomp the evil left.


23 posted on 08/02/2012 6:32:36 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Chick-Fil-A has released a statement that as a privately held company their sales figures are proprietary and will not be released.

Wow. It must have turned out so well, they don't want to poke the bear. (Liberals will be trying to demand their "fair share" of it.)

Smart business move. God PR as well. Humbleness is a virtue.

24 posted on 08/02/2012 6:41:50 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ThunderSleeps

Don’t waste your breath. These people have been willingly duped. It takes years to get them out of their own stupor. They cannot and will not understand anything from any other perspective until they, personally, have suffered enough from the government’s rough-riding over them that they finally come to their senses.


25 posted on 08/02/2012 6:43:27 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: ThunderSleeps

“These so-called “liberals” want everyone to see their viewpoints, accept them, even promote them. But the moment you confront your average “liberal” with an opinion/belief that runs counter to theirs... You often see/hear some of the most intolerant, unaccepting, ugly, vilest attacks you’ve ever seen.”

In other words: Liberals Yell and Scream, Sneer and Demean.


26 posted on 08/02/2012 6:58:01 AM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: radioone

They trampled on his freedom of speech.

This is 100 percent what this is all about!!!! I still can’t believe it has gotten this far. Seriously the guy was asked a question. That is it!!! I am glad though because it is a pleasure to eat at Chick-Fil-A....I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!


27 posted on 08/02/2012 6:58:54 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GO TO CHIC-FIL-A 1 AUGUST FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER (OR ALL))
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To: concerned about politics
Evil has no reflection.

(Which is why vampires are always get backed over in parking lots)

Too funny. It would make a good tagline.

28 posted on 08/02/2012 7:43:40 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: napscoordinator

But in this politically correct world of ours, you can’t just answer a question. You are expected to give the politically correct answer. In this case, he was expected to betray his values and beliefs, and say that he favors homosexual marriage.

Since he didn’t kowtow to political correctness, he was picked as a target, to be made an example of.

Not unlike what happened with the girl in the Miss USA pageant a few years ago, who said she believes marriage is a man and a woman. Liberal activist pageant judge Perez Hilton was so pissed off that he lauched a media blitz to try to destroy her.

Perhaps the liberals, and gay liberal activists in particular, will find that people are not responding to their hissy fits in the manner they expect.


29 posted on 08/02/2012 8:05:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: radioone

I hope this marks the rise of the normal majority and the end of rule for the dysfunctional minority.


30 posted on 08/02/2012 8:27:09 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Never on my watch
I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.

That's a great tagline if ever I saw one.

31 posted on 08/02/2012 8:29:56 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Night Hides Not
I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.

That's a great tagline if ever I saw one.

Now it is, thanks for the suggestion, feel free to use it too.

32 posted on 08/02/2012 8:55:59 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: Never on my watch
I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.

I am so stealing that pic...excellent work!

33 posted on 08/02/2012 9:53:39 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: radioone

A solitary driver laid on his horn as he went by the traffic jam, middle finger extended defiantly from the window of his CR-V, his “coexist” bumper sticker mocking those he left in presumably smug satisfaction.


The tolerance demonstrated by the liberals should be a shining example to us all.


34 posted on 08/02/2012 11:00:23 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: stuartcr

I’m waiting for someone to see the Virgin Mary in a chicken sandwich...


How about Mohamad on a pork chop?


35 posted on 08/02/2012 11:03:43 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Chick-Fil-A has released a statement that as a privately held company their sales figures are proprietary and will not be released.”

I certainly respect their privacy, as a private company, to keep their sales numbers to themselves. I would, however, be interested in knowing the total number of customers that they sold to yesterday and how much that number differs from their normal totals. It would be nice of them to at least let all of us know the impact we had nationwide. It has to be a staggering number!


36 posted on 08/02/2012 11:15:01 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

I don’t think they serve those, but that would certainly be a first.


37 posted on 08/02/2012 1:25:02 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Never on my watch; seekthetruth

I can see it too!


38 posted on 08/02/2012 6:40:41 PM PDT by credo 2
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