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Artist who took credit for Torrance Chick-fil-A vandalism arrested
The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Kate Mather

Posted on 08/09/2012 5:17:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Torrance police have arrested a West Hollywood artist who allegedly painted the words "Tastes like hate" on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant last week.

Manuel Castro, 30, was arrested on suspicion of vandalism about 7 p.m. Wednesday in West Hollywood, said Torrance police Sgt. Steve Jenkinson. Investigators are also working to identify a person of interest "who may have been involved in the commission of this crime."

The graffiti — accompanied by a representation of a cow holding a paint brush — appeared during a week of demonstrations at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide sparked by company President Dan Cathy's public denunciation of same-sex marriage.

Discovered about 6:40 a.m. Friday at the Hawthorne Boulevard restaurant, the vandalism coincided with "National Same-Sex Kiss Day," when gay rights supporters asked couples to take photos of themselves kissing at Chick-fil-A locations.

Castro took credit for the graffiti in an interview with the Huffington Post.

"Everybody is entitled to free speech, but it seems like for the gay tribe, this is more of an issue of equal rights — human rights," he said. "I'm against what these people stand for, what this company stands for. They're trying to take away what little rights we already have."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Food; Local News
KEYWORDS: california; chickfila; graffiti; homosexualagenda; manuelcastro; torrance; vandalism

1 posted on 08/09/2012 5:17:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He did it for publicity for his show.

Pay restitution to CHICK FIL A and do community service..say about 500 hours cleaning up the parking lot of Chick Fil A.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 5:24:57 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Maybe he was having trouble finding a boyfriend. Prison was the only cure.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 5:27:57 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In honor of this vandalism, I’m going to be sure to make an extra trip to my local Chick-fil-A. The cows thank you Mr. Castro.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 5:32:58 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to see him paint his way out of this one. Let him clean Chicks bathrooms and mop their floors for six months.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 5:33:04 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Credit? One takes “credit” for an act of vandalism?


6 posted on 08/09/2012 5:37:03 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gay Tribe member "Queermosabi"


7 posted on 08/09/2012 5:37:03 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he is an artist ,I hope he does better with his portraits than his sign painting. His skills there are non existent.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 5:39:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m kind of shocked.

I figured they would make him deputy mayor of the office of municipal diversity.

Maybe 125 grand a year......


9 posted on 08/09/2012 5:42:07 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boy, he looks exactly like I would have expected him to look, right down to the fembo smirk.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 5:45:12 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope he’s legal—he just missed Obama’s cutoff.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 5:46:05 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Castrate Castro!


12 posted on 08/09/2012 5:46:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Castrate Castro!


13 posted on 08/09/2012 5:46:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Robwin
Credit? One takes “credit” for an act of vandalism?

Sure, when one is defending extending marriage rights to bug chasers and their gift givers against the evil Conservatives who are trying to talk them out of their so-called dangerous lifestyle.

14 posted on 08/09/2012 5:46:49 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“Maybe he was having trouble finding a boyfriend. Prison was the only cure.”

Unfortunately, we are talking about WEST Hollywood, the fudgepacker center of the L.A. universe. This dwad actually dream of prison rape.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 5:46:59 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The gay tribe”

This arrested adolescent has given us “breeders” some serious food for thought.

Tribes are the most primitive form of human organization. They typically attack those who are not of their ilk.

That’s easy enough to understand in the current culture war.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 5:50:56 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: RummyChick

There ya go. That sounds about right.

That’s actually the one I go to.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 5:52:41 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I bet Manuel can identify with this woman
18 posted on 08/09/2012 5:56:48 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Artist? Paging George Orwell.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 5:58:42 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me guess, he’s a gay caballero?


20 posted on 08/09/2012 6:02:05 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"They're trying to take away what little rights we already have."

What "rights" do gays have that are different from anyone else's rights? What "rights" are being taken from them by Chick-fil-A? This guy doesn't have the IQ of a retarded amoeba.

You'd think the L.A.T. would know that "graffiti" is plural. Castro painted a single graffito. Have to get my grammar police licks in.

21 posted on 08/09/2012 6:04:28 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Artist? Seriously? They are calling this vandal “an artist”?


22 posted on 08/09/2012 6:40:54 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hater


23 posted on 08/09/2012 7:02:30 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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24 posted on 08/09/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Sister_T

He is as much of an “artist” as Ted Rall.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 7:36:50 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say: sent this Castro graffiti ‘artist’ to the joint for a while - it’s a win-win - he gets what he wants behind bars, and the world gets relief from a noisy shoe-size IQ gay moron for a while.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 7:40:14 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say: send this Castro graffiti ‘artist’ to the joint for a while - it’s a win-win - he gets what he wants behind bars, and the world gets relief from a noisy shoe-size IQ gay moron for a while.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 7:42:02 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 8:17:34 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 8:17:34 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


30 posted on 08/09/2012 8:17:34 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


31 posted on 08/09/2012 8:17:42 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


32 posted on 08/09/2012 8:17:42 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


33 posted on 08/09/2012 8:17:43 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


36 posted on 08/09/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


37 posted on 08/09/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


38 posted on 08/09/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


39 posted on 08/09/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


40 posted on 08/09/2012 8:18:11 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


41 posted on 08/09/2012 8:18:12 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Bernard Marx

This sicko has the same right to marry a woman that anybody else does - however I pity the female who would consider such a worthless self absorbed twinkie.


42 posted on 08/09/2012 8:18:12 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Post Toasties

Could you repeat that?


43 posted on 08/09/2012 8:22:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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To: Post Toasties

Sorry about repeat posting, but this is the fault of Clear Internet who keeps denying me service intermittently regardless of multiple complaints. I have informed them that if this keeps up that I will report them to the BBB and Illinois Attorney General for fraud. Again, sorry about Clear’s DNS causing multiple posts.


44 posted on 08/09/2012 8:22:40 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

H-MO!!
Woooooo-Hooooooo!!!!


45 posted on 08/09/2012 9:25:25 PM PDT by mowowie
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