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Mayor Bloomberg: Chick-fil-A Ban ‘Not Going to Happen’ in NYC
Politicker ^ | 07/27/2012 | Colin Campbell

Posted on 07/27/2012 11:48:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s advocacy for a healthier diet and strong support for gay marriage, he’s cold on the idea of banning Chick-fil-A within the five boroughs.

As mayors around the country — including Boston’s, Chicago’s and San Francisco’s — are backing efforts to keep the fast food chain out of their cities due to the company’s president, Dan Cathy, spending millions to push back against gay marriage, Mr. Bloomberg said it’s “a bad idea and it’s not going to happen” on John Gambling’s radio show this morning.

“They’re all friends but I disagree with them really strongly on this one,” Mr. Bloomberg said of his mayoral colleagues. “You can’t have a test for what the owners’ personal views are before you decide to give a permit to do something in the city. You really don’t want to ask political beliefs or religious beliefs before you issue a permit, that’s just not government’s job.”

Mr. Bloomberg went on to argue that blocking a business based on their political beliefs opens a potential slippery slope where liberal cities block conservative establishments and vice versa with conservative cities.

“Freedom of speech — everybody’s in favor of it as long as it’s what they want to hear,” he explained. “Well the only way that you have your freedom of speech is if you give other people freedom of speech. … This is just a bad idea and it’s not going to happen in New York City.”

The mayor didn’t weigh in on Chick-fil-A’s particular cuisine, however.

“Never had one,” he said of their sandwiches, maintaining that they would be welcome to open a business in the city with the right permits and inspections. “I didn’t even know about them until I read about them in the paper.”

He may have not been recently sampling the fast food in Greenwich Village.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; chickfila; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; mayor; newyork; nyc
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1 posted on 07/27/2012 11:48:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A rare moment of sanity for Mayor Bloomy.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 11:50:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. Did Bloomie use up all his crazy for the week?


3 posted on 07/27/2012 11:53:26 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Rinnwald

No; he realizes that a city that is already chasing businesses out with taxes and regulations is lucky to have anyone open up shop there. Otherwise NYC fast-food cuisine would be limited to those super-sanitary “dirty-water dogs”.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 11:58:00 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mr. Bloomberg went on to argue that blocking a business based on their political beliefs opens a potential slippery slope
If the Left had their way - right now, today, in America! - this sign would say "Christian."

5 posted on 07/27/2012 12:12:13 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind

In support, I would have lunch at a Chick-fil-A today, except the closest restaurant seems to be 10 hrs 18 mins / 623.81 miles from my house.... darn.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 12:36:07 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: Gator113
spending millions to push back against gay marriage,

I must have missed that little tidbit in this debate. Anyone else remember it?
7 posted on 07/27/2012 12:43:57 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: SeekAndFind
"I've got my hands full keeping evil guns out of my subjects' hands, so give me a break with the chickens ban already. And I thought Michelle liked healthy food? Oy, we can't even keep the streets plowed and you want me to go after this chicken guy. Stop your kvetching, I'm supposed to be a Republican you know. The soft drink ban wasn't good enough? She won't leave it alone? OK. These tsuris I'm not needing ... are you going to eat those waffles?"
8 posted on 07/27/2012 12:54:00 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind
“They’re all friends but I disagree with them really strongly on this one,” Mr. Bloomberg said of his mayoral colleagues. “You can’t have a test for what the owners’ personal views are before you decide to give a permit to do something in the city. You really don’t want to ask political beliefs or religious beliefs before you issue a permit, that’s just not government’s job.”

Mr. Bloomberg went on to argue that blocking a business based on their political beliefs opens a potential slippery slope where liberal cities block conservative establishments and vice versa with conservative cities.

“Freedom of speech — everybody’s in favor of it as long as it’s what they want to hear,” he explained. “Well the only way that you have your freedom of speech is if you give other people freedom of speech. … This is just a bad idea and it’s not going to happen in New York City.”

OMG!!! Mad Mikey has been kidnapped and replaced by a rational lookalike. The NYPD should be investigating where Mikey is...oh, wait, they're supposed to be going on strike soon...NEVER MIND!

9 posted on 07/27/2012 12:54:14 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: tenger

The first I had head of that was on CNN last night. It was only mentioned, but no other details were given during the short time I was on CNN.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 12:59:06 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: Gator113

head=heard


11 posted on 07/27/2012 1:00:03 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

Having sniffed the winds of politics Bloomberg sees his fellow rats being decimated by their stance against Chick-Fil-A and for once in his life sides with decency.........


12 posted on 07/27/2012 1:01:13 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SeekAndFind
For a long time, we have made a habit of not going to restaurants for a variety of reason, including expense and the fact most hire illegals for the back of the house, which we refuse to aid and abet or condone.

If people knew who was working at these fast food places and traditional restaurants, and knew what goes on in these places, they'd never go back.

But if we decide go to a restaurant again, it will be this chicken house.

13 posted on 07/27/2012 1:07:52 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind
You really don’t want to ask political beliefs or religious beliefs before you issue a permit, that’s just not government’s job.”

Looks like Bloomberg doesn't want conservatives to be forced to wear yellow stars... or to be ONLY allowed to do business in ghetto areas. Big of him... Too bad the other dem mayors are haters... eff 'em.

14 posted on 07/27/2012 1:22:29 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: SeekAndFind

How benevolent and tolerant of him....FUBloomingidiot!


15 posted on 07/27/2012 1:27:55 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Gator113
In support, I would have lunch at a Chick-fil-A today, except the closest restaurant seems to be 10 hrs 18 mins / 623.81 miles from my house.... darn.

Sorry 'bout that... when you get the chance have the chicken sandwich with extra pickles and a large lemonade - - yummy yummy...

16 posted on 07/27/2012 1:29:07 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bloomberg is the great satan. No funds for NYC after the big attack....... Let it disappear like Persopolis


17 posted on 07/27/2012 1:31:09 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: SeekAndFind

Bloomturd, the Mayor that never disliked a ban he met...says this?

I guess the ‘broken clock/right twice a day’ thing is true yet again...


18 posted on 07/27/2012 1:32:31 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Gator113

There is one about six miles from me and I’ll be in that area on Monday, so am going to get food to take home from there.

On another Chick-fil-A thread today, I was called “rude” by a poster for calling a homo a homo. He said it was a sleazy term. I guess he wanted me to call them “gay” - BS, they are homos. He said he has gay friends that go to Chick-fil-A. He and his “gay” honmo friends can go pound sand. Don’t remember his exact screen name or I would put it here - he is from California where there are a lot of homos for him to choose as friends.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 1:37:28 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chick-Fil-A’s profits are going to rise dramatically. Ready to applaud big time when the numbers come out.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 1:52:15 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Gator113; porter_knorr; Jim Robinson

To be exact, his post was:

“Do you think calling people “homos” somehow elevates yourself? Really, it’s rude. I have gay friends who eat there, and I’m pretty sure one of the guys who works at the store we go to is gay - as I said they treat everyone politely and respectfully, it’s a good business. It’s certainly good conservatism,and even better if you’re a follower of Jesus. Doesn’t mean you embrace the message, but why would anyone want to consider the other side of an issue if they are called snide names?”

I don’t use the word, “gay”. I use the word they are: homos/homosexuals/homos. That is a truthful name and “gay” is a made up name.

porter_knorr, I think you are on the wrong website to support homos.

Neither Jim, Gator, or me or other conservatives on this forum supports the degenerate homo lifestyle.


21 posted on 07/27/2012 1:53:12 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: kearnyirish2

I live in central NY State. Earlier today I searched Chick-fil-A’s site to see if there were any restaurants near me. They’re aren’t. The only restaurant in the state is at NY University in NY City. They’ve avoided the state like the plague, and I can’t blame them.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 2:03:13 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Gator113
In support, I would have lunch at a Chick-fil-A today, except the closest restaurant seems to be 10 hrs 18 mins / 623.81 miles from my house.... darn.

I'm waiting with a worm on my tongue (Isn't that what baited breath means?), for the new one to open in San Jose. As of now, the closest one is almost 100 miles away.

23 posted on 07/27/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Marcella; Jim Robinson

to be fair, homos is a slang term. If you mean homosexual then use the word.

The post sounded ignorant. I commented on that - you kept it going.

I’m not defending homosexuality, I’m discussing your post and the words you use.

Finally, to be exact “her” post was.


24 posted on 07/27/2012 2:12:14 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: porter_knorr

If you intend to push the poofter agenda on this pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Family conservative site, your account here will go *poof*.


25 posted on 07/27/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well Jim, you can review my postings and see where I fall in line with conservative values and it’s up to you.
I still see gay people as people in need of Jesus first, then they usually reject their politics...but I don’t know of a single gay person that crossed sides because of name calling.


26 posted on 07/27/2012 2:24:04 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: porter_knorr

You will heed my warning or begone.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 2:26:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I have given you my response.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 2:29:43 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: porter_knorr

Ever heard some of the names homosexuals call themselves? They tend to be a very crude and foul mouthed crowd. I don’t think “homos” will give them a legitimate case of the vapors.


29 posted on 07/27/2012 2:32:29 PM 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: SECURE AMERICA

Yes, he is being decent on this issue for sure.


30 posted on 07/27/2012 2:35:04 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

But does it make our side look better to join in with names? (case of vapors....lol)


31 posted on 07/27/2012 2:39:38 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m more than surprised.


32 posted on 07/27/2012 3:09:34 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: Marcella

Sounds like you might have been chatting with a homo. LOL

You’re a lucky bum on the Chick-fil-A.


33 posted on 07/27/2012 3:45:05 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: mass55th

I’m on Long Island. I am almost 99% sure I will be taking the LIRR into the city, hop in a cab and eat at the ONLY one here in NY.

I also plan on purchasing some take out for home.


34 posted on 07/27/2012 3:46:53 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Enjoy! I’ve never eaten at one.


35 posted on 07/27/2012 3:54:40 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

Me neither, it will be my first!


36 posted on 07/27/2012 3:55:37 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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PK....Thank you for clearing that up.

I have been referring to these perverts as homosexuals or homos for a good long time. Yes ago I would refer to them as gay or queer, but they seemed to like those names, so I went to homosexual or homo. Actually, I wanted to call the “butt-sex perverts”, but as you can see, that takes too long to type, so I’ll stay with homos.

Quite frankly, I don’t think that it matters all that much to these misfits, because I doubt they pay much attention to what I say, because they are far too preoccupied with their favorite ‘homo hobby’ of touching and mixing with human feces and calling it sex.


37 posted on 07/27/2012 4:07:43 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: Gator113

Yes ago = Years ago


38 posted on 07/27/2012 4:15:57 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: Gator113

“Years ago I would refer to them as gay or queer, but they seemed to like those names, so I went to homosexual or homo.”

Thanks, Gator. Because of these perverts, America has become the Biblical city of Sodom and we are supposed to be sensitive to these perverts and endorse their marriage. How long will this country remain before it is destroyed as Sodom was?

Homos might as well stay out of Texas as our constitution says marriage is between a man and a woman and homo marriage will not be recognized in this state.


39 posted on 07/27/2012 4:19:50 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: porter_knorr
But does it make our side look better to join in with names? (case of vapors....lol)

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Why should our side allow the opposition to incorrectly define our terms?

What is the real meaning of the term "gay"?

40 posted on 07/27/2012 4:21:09 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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Hi, trisham. If “homo” isn’t a proper word for the pervert, then “homophobe” should be “homosexualphobe”.

Or we can use the name Gator wants to call them, but that would not be nice. I am sick of these perverts trying to change this country and this Chick-fil-A attack is of their doing.


41 posted on 07/27/2012 4:35:29 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: Marcella
If “homo” isn’t a proper word for the pervert, then “homophobe” should be “homosexualphobe”.

Or we can use the name Gator wants to call them, but that would not be nice. I am sick of these perverts trying to change this country and this Chick-fil-A attack is of their doing.

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I'm all for proper etiquette, but I am not for euphemisms that are employed in effecting cultural change. The term "gay" is such a ploy.

42 posted on 07/27/2012 4:54:56 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: mass55th

I don’t have them near me in NJ either; I never heard of them until this started brewing (though they may be in South Jersey, which is a different state altogether - Philly fans, south of the Mason-Dixon Line, etc.).


43 posted on 07/27/2012 5:22:24 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: trisham

I’m amused that you feel the need to pipe in after Jim made his point. Just a pile on or what?


44 posted on 07/27/2012 7:07:45 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: Gator113

Oh, that explains it all - thanks for sharing.


45 posted on 07/27/2012 7:09:29 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: porter_knorr

You’re welcome.


46 posted on 07/27/2012 7:26:43 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: Marcella

>> “How long will this country remain before it is destroyed as Sodom was?” <<

.
Actually, we among the least tolerant of homosex here.

Canada, all of western Europe, and China are way more friendly to queers.


47 posted on 07/27/2012 7:34:50 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: porter_knorr; trisham

Pile!

An interesting choice of words when speaking of homos...


48 posted on 07/27/2012 8:27:16 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I am pretty sure that there is still a Chick-Fil-A in the Bayshore/Brentwood area — at least there was a place about 20 years ago. I think it was located in Sunrise Mall, quite appropriately right off Sunset Highway. I never had occasion to eat there back then, but I thought that the name was odd and I used to hear people pronounce it as “Chick - fill -a”..ha ha.


49 posted on 07/27/2012 9:16:32 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Maybe this time shorty engaged his tiny brain before his oversized motor mouth started spewing out senseless word.


50 posted on 07/27/2012 11:13:48 PM PDT by chiefqc
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