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Mayor Menino: Looks like I canít ban Chick-fil-A from Boston after all
Hotair ^ | 07/26/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 07/26/2012 2:08:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The guy's a moron. End of story.

“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.”

The Herald first reported last week that Menino warned “it will be very difficult” for Chick-fil-A to obtain licenses for a restaurant in Boston...

“I sent (the landlord) a letter, but that’s all. There’s no pressure by me to allow this place to be rented,” he said.

The mayor of Boston sends a letter to a property owner warning him that the city would frown upon him leasing to Chick-fil-A, but "there's no pressure." Question for First Amendment litigators: How much state interference is required before Chick-fil-A might have an action against the city? Refusing to grant the company a zoning permit for its stance on gay marriage is a no-brainer but informally leaning on landlords not to do business with it is trickier. Maybe Mumbles isn't as dumb as I thought.

At the Standard, Mark Hemingway says it's time for Obama to have a Sistah Souljah moment by defending Chick-fil-A:

"Defending the Chick-fil-A CEO's right to express his religious beliefs without his business suffering legal consequences would blunt some of the criticism he's been getting from Catholics and evangelicals who are hopping mad over Obamacare's birth control and abortion mandates.

"He can defend Cathy without making his sudden same-sex marriage flip-flop seem even more disingenuous. All he has to say is, "You don't have to agree with Chick-fil-A’s marriage views. You can speak out against them and refuse to patronize their restaurants. But it’s not right to penalize them legally for their beliefs.” Even a lot of staunch liberals would likely recognize the value of respecting the owners of Chick-fil-A’s right to expression if the president forced them to set aside the hysteria for a moment.

–By coming out in support of Chick-fil-A, Obama could gently criticize Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Alderman for persecuting Chick-fil-A. That way, he can distance himself from the sleazy Chicago machine politics of his early career that many people still associate him with.

Jonah Goldberg concedes that it’d be the right thing to do but argues that Obama wouldn’t benefit politically from doing it. Most of his base seems okay with the idea of Democratic mayors strong-arming Chick-fil-A for the cause, after all, no matter how awful and ominous a precedent that might set. Why would O do something to irritate them when he’s spent the past three months pandering to them relentlessly to try to boost turnout in the fall? It’s a fair point, but don’t underestimate Obama’s newfound anxiety about damage from negative campaigning being done to his image as the Unicorn Prince. Those two ads he released a few days ago were all about restoring the luster of the shiny, happy Hopenchange brand. If he steps up for Chick-fil-A, it’s a small but maybe significant boost for his likability among independents, and likability’s probably his biggest asset right now. Besides, even some of the lefty commentariat has tut-tutted Menino and Emanuel for going too far. O’s got cover from liberal opinion leaders; his base will forgive him in the name of electability. In fact, Obama would be doing them a favor by refocusing the debate: Until yesterday, when Rahm and that dopey alderman weighed in, this was chiefly a story about boycotting the company, not denying it its First Amendment rights. Obama can put that back on track.

Via Mediaite, here’s the “View” crew also siding with Chick-fil-A. Exit question: Why can’t “Chicago values” tolerate a chicken restaurant whose owners oppose gay marriage when, for centuries, it’s tolerated churches and mosques (and related charities) whose leaders oppose it? What’s the difference? Churches have a free exercise right to their beliefs but business owners who attend those churches don’t?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
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1 posted on 07/26/2012 2:08:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Idiot. How many mayors try to ban legitimate new businesses from opening?


2 posted on 07/26/2012 2:11:20 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: SeekAndFind
What’s the difference? Churches have a free exercise right to their beliefs


3 posted on 07/26/2012 2:12:04 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like I can still shelve my Boston travel plans.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 2:14:48 PM PDT by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I suspect the Boston Archdiocese made some calls
5 posted on 07/26/2012 2:16:20 PM PDT by llevrok (2012 : Elect Adults)
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To: SeekAndFind

What an absolute moron.


6 posted on 07/26/2012 2:16:38 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama can’t come out against government officials strong-arming businessmen — it’s his usual method. Just ask the Chrysler bondholders and conservative Chrysler dealers who were robbed at gunpoint.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 2:17:53 PM PDT by In Maryland (Don't Send Law Enforcement to a gunfight carrying BEANBAGS!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

chicken blowback.....somebody probably just said while talking to him, “hey Menino, youz some kinda idiot?”...and it finally stuck.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: humblegunner
I forgot about Church's Chicken!

http://www.islamist-watch.org/blog/2008/04/churchs-chicken-an-example-of-islam-in-the

A lawsuit involving Church's Chicken shines a spotlight on the Islamic attributes of its business. It also offers a valuable opportunity to discuss the rights of owners and customers regarding Islam in the private sphere:

-snip--

A privately owned business may choose to sell or not sell whatever it wishes, as long as it does not violate the law or infringe upon the rights of others in the process. Customers have no inherent right to purchase pork at Church's Chicken franchises, and the company is under no obligation to offer it — regardless of the underlying motivation.

The free market, however, cuts both ways. Hungry Americans are not required to patronize any given restaurant. In the case of Church's Chicken, the absence of pork on the menu is just one excuse to eat elsewhere. Diners may also be concerned about what their money will fund at the Shari'a-compliant First Islamic Investment Bank in Bahrain.

9 posted on 07/26/2012 2:25:30 PM PDT by KittenClaws
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To: SeekAndFind

Time for Mumlbes to retire.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 2:25:36 PM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: SeekAndFind
The fascist looks a lot like Barney Frank.


11 posted on 07/26/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: humblegunner

Anyone know what the dif between getting screwed in the ... and getting screwed in the ... means in MA?

And yeah no I’m not that curious.


12 posted on 07/26/2012 2:28:25 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve always thought that Mumbles has a subnormal I.Q.. He also has mean eyes.


13 posted on 07/26/2012 2:28:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure you can, Menuto, ya jackass. We are all waiting for your orders to do so. Come on. Do it. Do it.


14 posted on 07/26/2012 2:32:48 PM PDT by healy61
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To: trisham
A few more tanning sessions and melanoma may be on his horizon.

Maybe he's part Cherokee or something.

15 posted on 07/26/2012 2:33:10 PM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: SeekAndFind

Te leftist/progressive/socialist/democrat agenda has never seemed at all different from feudalism to me. Every serf owes allegiance to the rulers who confiscate 50% of his work value in return for protection. In line with that thought people like Mumbles think they can rule by fiat and simply outlaw an idea they disagree with. It’s a return to Camelot so to speak.


16 posted on 07/26/2012 2:35:37 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Mayor Menino: Looks like I can’t ban Chick-fil-A from Boston after all"

It also looks like you're a moron.

17 posted on 07/26/2012 2:54:24 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can Chik-fil-A sue him and the Gov’t of Boston for $10 million or so?

Might be worth it.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 2:55:03 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Too late to unring the bell, clown. You showed your true colors, and now you need to get burned. Sickening fascist bastard ...


19 posted on 07/26/2012 3:05:39 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Chick-fil-A should reply to each of the objecting Mayors with the statement that in those cities Chick-fil-A will only use certified queer chickens in its menu items as a gesture of social and political correctness.


20 posted on 07/26/2012 3:10:25 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: SeekAndFind
We are going to Chick fil A tomorrow in Pittsburgh to show our support. Raum in Chicago should worry more about his town resembling Syria. Hundreds of murders and it is kept so quiet.
21 posted on 07/26/2012 3:16:58 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: SeekAndFind

22 posted on 07/26/2012 3:24:31 PM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: Johnny_cash

Are his cheekbones high enough?


23 posted on 07/26/2012 3:30:43 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess Chik-Fil-A is becoming an Alcatraz around Mumbles neck.


24 posted on 07/26/2012 3:31:30 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It too late for the leader of the NAACHP to ‘come out’ on this.

Obama’s NAACHPP = National Association for the Advancement of Colored Homosexual People and all other Perverts...

Unlike Obama, I stand with the Chickens, fried chickens.


25 posted on 07/26/2012 3:48:55 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: SeekAndFind

It too late for the leader of the NAACHP to ‘come out’ on this.

Obama’s NAACHPP = National Association for the Advancement of Colored Homosexual People and all other Perverts...

Unlike Obama, I stand with the Chickens, fried chickens.


26 posted on 07/26/2012 3:48:58 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

“Alcatraz”?... LOL


27 posted on 07/26/2012 3:53:26 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

.......uh....albotross?.........


28 posted on 07/26/2012 3:54:02 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: PhiloBedo

or Albatross...


29 posted on 07/26/2012 3:55:29 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: ozzymandus

Other than Chicago mayors (Wal Mart)


30 posted on 07/26/2012 3:56:45 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: EEGator

Those aren’t cheekbones, it’s flaps of fat. No chic fil a for the Mayor.


31 posted on 07/26/2012 3:57:03 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
I think he was in Star Wars:
32 posted on 07/26/2012 3:59:13 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Ladysmith

I thought he was trying to make a play on words and I just wasn’t getting it.


33 posted on 07/26/2012 3:59:34 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: SeekAndFind

What if that chicken restaurant was owned by a muslim?
There is no gay marriage in islam.


34 posted on 07/26/2012 4:02:47 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: EEGator

That’s him. :)


35 posted on 07/26/2012 4:05:16 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: EEGator

ROFL!!!!


36 posted on 07/26/2012 4:25:41 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I sent (the landlord) a letter, but that’s all. There’s no pressure by me to allow this place to be rented,” he said.

It's like getting a letter from a Mafia don. The landlord knows that building inspectors can make his life easy, or very, very hard, and the landlord probably has multiple properties that he can be given "problems" about.

37 posted on 07/26/2012 4:32:15 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: SeekAndFind
i still want to know if Boston is competing with P-town for the fag capital of New England...
38 posted on 07/26/2012 4:43:49 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: llevrok

Maybe I was just one of many people who contacted Mumbles Menino and told him I won’t ever visit Boston again unless there’s a Chick-Fil-A restaurant waiting for me when I get there.


39 posted on 07/26/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

I contacted him, too.


40 posted on 07/26/2012 4:49:50 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

I got a laugh and worked in a Star Wars reference. My job here is done.


41 posted on 07/26/2012 4:54:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Ladysmith

Have listen to this fatheaded mouthbreathing fascist in his own words-do not have any liquids near you keyboard-you have been warned:

http://www.mumblesmenino.us/


42 posted on 07/26/2012 5:20:29 PM PDT by ninonitti
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
I guess Chik-Fil-A is becoming an Alcatraz around Mumbles neck.

LMAO, most will miss the humor in your post.

43 posted on 07/26/2012 5:35:59 PM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: SeekAndFind

Numb nuts.


44 posted on 07/26/2012 9:49:44 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SeekAndFind

Has the left jumped the shark?


45 posted on 07/27/2012 5:48:43 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: PhiloBedo

He actually said Alcatraz when he meant to say albatross. Boston talk show host Howie Carr has lots of fund at Menino’s expense.


46 posted on 07/27/2012 5:51:12 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: bigheadfred

Those who get screwed in the.......give lots of campaign money to the democrats.


47 posted on 07/27/2012 5:55:38 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

And the rest voted for Romney.


48 posted on 07/27/2012 6:09:38 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Gator113

They should just drop the gblt movement and just call it the Pan Pervert Movement. It has more of a ring to it and easier to remember than gblt or whatever. The Pan Pervert Movement covers everything, all perversions of the past present and future, who knows someone may invent new perversions in the future and the pervs may run out of letters by then.


49 posted on 07/27/2012 6:27:26 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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