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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
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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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