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Menino says he canít actively block Chick-fil-A
bostonherald.com ^ | 07/26/2012 | Greg Turner

Posted on 07/26/2012 10:38:57 AM PDT by massmike

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino repeated today that he doesn’t want Chick-fil-A in Boston, but he backed away from a threat to actively block the fast-food chain from setting up shop in the city.

“I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there,” Menino said, referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor’s wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.

The mayor added: “I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”

Last week, the Herald first reported Menino saying “it will be very difficult” for Chick-fil-A to obtain licenses for a restaurant in Boston.

Menino acknowledged Cathy’s freedom to express his views, but was unapologetic about his own tough stance that’s become national news.

“Some people might not like these positions, but as mayor of the city of Boston, you can’t run and hide, and I’ll always protect people’s rights,” Menino said.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; chickfila; gaystapotactics; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; samesexmarriage

"Mumbles" Menino

1 posted on 07/26/2012 10:39:00 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike
Menino's attorneys advised him that intimidating a legitimate business under color of law could involve some jail time.
2 posted on 07/26/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: massmike

What is the matter with the voters of MA?


3 posted on 07/26/2012 10:45:04 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: massmike
The mayor added: “I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”

 

What?? Quit mumbling! Speak louder!

The mayor added: “I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”

4 posted on 07/26/2012 10:45:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: massmike
“ ... I’ll always protect people’s rights,” Menino said.
Except when I personally disagree with someone's politics or beliefs.
Thank you comrade Menino.

5 posted on 07/26/2012 10:45:34 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: massmike
I’ll always protect people’s rights,

As long as they agree with what I think.

The only rights under fire here are those of Chick Fil A.

6 posted on 07/26/2012 10:46:26 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Free people, when presented only with evil choices, create other choices.(EternalVigilance))
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To: massmike

” Some people might not like these positions, but as mayor of the city of Boston, you can’t run and hide, and I’ll always protect people’s rights,” Menino said.

***

Except CFA’s rights to free speech.

Bozo!


7 posted on 07/26/2012 10:48:45 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Graybeard58

Now that Menino has eaten Crow-Fil-A I wonder if Rahm will shortly follow suit???


8 posted on 07/26/2012 10:49:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: massmike
“boylover” Menino... Was his last name Frank at one time? The resemblence is uncanny.
9 posted on 07/26/2012 10:49:41 AM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: fatnotlazy

Most liberals really are stupid.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 10:50:05 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: massmike


In his younger days, when he taunted Dick Tracy.
11 posted on 07/26/2012 10:52:08 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Pull them out of their tight little rhetorical loop and they are as ignorant about civics as any zoo animal.


12 posted on 07/26/2012 10:52:39 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: massmike

I have similar values as Dan Cathy of Chik-Fil-A, I’d like Mr. Menino to ban me from Boston as well. I’d frame official proclimation and hang it over the fireplace.

In the meantime, I’ll suggest Mr. Menino cut back on all fast food regardless of his political point of view. From the photo he looks like there’s been one too many triple cheeseburgers with mega-sized fries and giant gallon gulper sodas.


13 posted on 07/26/2012 10:53:10 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: txrefugee
Whatever do you mean?


14 posted on 07/26/2012 10:53:15 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Rahm isn’t allowed to have independent thoughts ~ not ever. Axelrod is going to tell him he has to do another beat down on heterosexuals or it’s all over for him.


15 posted on 07/26/2012 11:03:03 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: massmike

I think Mumbles thought people outside his liberal bubble would agree with him. I also think his lawyers had a “Come to Jesus” meeting with him, wherein they advised him of the whole “restricting civil rights under color of law” section of US Code.


16 posted on 07/26/2012 11:03:16 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: massmike

A friend of mine at Bible Study wanted to know if they plan on discouraging, whether officially or unofficially, the evangelical churches, especially the black ones!, Christian colleges, Mormons, Roman Catholics and their various charities, Salvation Army, Muslims, orthodox Jews, Boy Scouts, conservative political action groups, and similar organizations who aren’t currently toeing the politically correct line.

It would seem to me that any and all of the above should also be getting the (jack)boot, why just pick on Chick Fil A?


17 posted on 07/26/2012 11:11:35 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: massmike

Boston is where God will aim the nozzle on the day He decides it is time for Massachusetts to receive a well deserved enema, Menino is the hemorrhoid that will hopefully be ripped away upon insertion.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 11:11:58 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: massmike

It’s actually BETTER for Chick-fil-A that this goon shot his mouth off.

1. It is now much more likely that CFA will get whatever licensing it needs, either directly or through a winning lawsuit. Any effort by the city, NOW, to deny/ delay based on non-political factors, like traffic, will be easily disprovable by the Mayor’s public comments (that it’s all about disagreement, with traffic as a pretext).

2. Lefties ALREADY weren’t going to go to CFA, but now conservatives will be energized to patronize it.

3. Maybe, just maybe, the professional left will learn not to use government to reward and punish based on political views.


19 posted on 07/26/2012 11:14:23 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Made In The USA
In the meantime, I’ll suggest Mr. Menino cut back on all fast food regardless of his political point of view. From the photo he looks like there’s been one too many triple cheeseburgers with mega-sized fries and giant gallon gulper sodas.

Oh nooo, I think Menino should double, even triple his current intake of that stuff.

The only thing good to come out of Massachusetts is I-95.
20 posted on 07/26/2012 11:16:02 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: txrefugee

Menino, Romney...

MA voters are dumb, but then, so is the GOP. They always go for liberals.

BTW, has anybody asked Romney his opinion on this?


21 posted on 07/26/2012 11:16:09 AM PDT by livius
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To: massmike; wagglebee
“I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there,” Menino said...

The mayor added: “I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”

It's thuggish behavior. On the order of RACKETING and civil rights discrimination against a business owner.

DNC Brownshirts and Gaystapo don't care. They will still deny permits. Happens all the time.

22 posted on 07/26/2012 11:16:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: livius

23 posted on 07/26/2012 11:19:05 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: pogo101; a fool in paradise

City governments have been empowered by Bambi’s insane assertion of government power, and suddenly they don’t think they’re just sitting there issuing permits based on realistic, practical criteria: they’re now enforcing ideological requirements. This is happening even in my own small town.

Hang onto your hats, kids. This is only going to get worse.


24 posted on 07/26/2012 11:20:57 AM PDT by livius
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To: massmike

What a blowhard.


25 posted on 07/26/2012 11:23:46 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: livius

The internets are swarming with socialists who believe that pink listing businesses and people is OKAY but universally condemn the Hollywood blacklist of known Communist sympathizers and agents.


26 posted on 07/26/2012 11:28:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: massmike
That face needs a tomato.
27 posted on 07/26/2012 11:29:03 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: massmike

Had lunch at CfA 2 days ago. Will be going again Aug. 1.

I’m not normally a patron but will be now.


28 posted on 07/26/2012 11:29:16 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: massmike

Menino must mean “pwned” in Italian.


29 posted on 07/26/2012 11:29:30 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: massmike

Ummmm! Where’s ultra liberal Romney’s picture?

Willard is the one who forced homosexual marriage onto the masses in MA.


30 posted on 07/26/2012 11:37:10 AM PDT by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: massmike

That’s the image of a pedophile and sodomite if I’ve ever seen one!


31 posted on 07/26/2012 11:42:36 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: billys kid

I know! And upon further review,I forgot about Scott “Repeal DADT” Brown,too....

Tough to keep up with ‘em here!

Sen. Scott Brown invites hardcore Mass. homosexual activist to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal signing ceremony in D.C.

http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/10d/brown_dadt/lang.html


32 posted on 07/26/2012 11:56:25 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: massmike

Translation: the polling has come back to the sodomy-celebrating Menino, and it doesn’t look good.


33 posted on 07/26/2012 12:05:36 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: massmike

He looks like a Wendy’s kind of guy.


34 posted on 07/26/2012 12:29:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: massmike

America might run on Dunkin’, but Tommy Boy definitely does.


35 posted on 07/26/2012 12:31:31 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: muawiyah

The third one from the left on the first row looks like a criminal posing in front of a police camera.


36 posted on 07/26/2012 12:35:43 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN

“I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”

The biggest of all: being born!


37 posted on 07/26/2012 1:54:00 PM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile, never dies.'')
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Menino's attorneys advised him that intimidating a legitimate business under color of law could involve some jail time.

Nanny Bloomberg must have also gotten some similar legal advice after saying that the police should go on strike until new gun control laws are implemented. In NY, it's illegal for an elected official to advocate a public strike.

It's amazing how these leftist pols show their totalitarian colors every chance they get.

Mark

38 posted on 07/26/2012 2:33:01 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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