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Powerful NYC pol says she blasted Chick-fil-A as a citizen - but she used official letterhead
FoxNews ^ | August 01, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte

Posted on 08/01/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT by neverdem

A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain.

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court.

"I write as the Speaker of the NYC Council, and on behalf of my family. NYC is a place where we celebrate diversity. We do not believe in denigrating others. We revel in the diversity of all our citizens and their families,” the letter begins.

"Let me be clear ‐‐ I do not want establishments in my city that hold such discriminatory views," Quinn, an open lesbian who recently married her longtime partner, also wrote in the letter. "We are a city that believes our diversity is our greatest strength and we will fight anything and anyone that runs counter to that."

'If we allow something like this, then the next letter might be concerning someone’s view on abortion.'

- NYC Council member Peter Vallone

“As such I urge you to sever your relationship with the Chick‐fil‐A establishment that exists on your campus,” the speaker added.

The letter has drawn the ire from others on the council.

“She can write to someone as a council member, but if she states that she is writing as the Speaker it can only be on behalf of the entire council. She has to have the majority vote of the council, and I don’t recall voting on this...,”

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Another attack on the First Amendment from another rat, maybe the next mayor...
1 posted on 08/01/2012 3:18:26 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Notice it is always the Progressive “tolerant” Democrats who advocates using the power of the state to squelch speech they don’t like.

Fascists like this idiot should be impeached. They demonstrate a complete unfitness to hold any political power at any level with the Nazi wanna be behavior


2 posted on 08/01/2012 3:21:02 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: neverdem

The ends justify the means and the rules never apply when a Rat has an “important” mission.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 3:21:39 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: neverdem

“embattled chicken chain”

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!

The only “battle” Chik-fil-A is fighting is employee FATIGUE from the biggest day of fast food business in the history of the world!


4 posted on 08/01/2012 3:22:08 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: neverdem

Ms Quinn is a dyke and head of the city council. The same carpet muncher who approved mayor Bloomers 3rd term after the people voted for term limitations to 2 terms

She is a real POS


5 posted on 08/01/2012 3:23:38 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: LeonardFMason

I’m curious as to what their revenue totals will be today.


6 posted on 08/01/2012 3:23:49 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: neverdem
Boycott this...
7 posted on 08/01/2012 3:23:55 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: LeonardFMason

Too bad I’d have to drive 280 miles to Boise to find the nearest franchise. Spokane needs Chick-fil-A!


8 posted on 08/01/2012 3:24:14 PM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: neverdem

Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 3:25:36 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: neverdem

Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 3:29:30 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: neverdem

If I was Chick-Fil-A I would get the most vicious lawyers I could find and file lawsuit after lawsuit against these “tolerant” politicians for using the power of their office to violate their first amendment rights. I would drag every last one to court and make their lives a living hell.


11 posted on 08/01/2012 3:31:28 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: neverdem

Next will be abortion. Great idea!


12 posted on 08/01/2012 3:31:58 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: neverdem

She can already talk out of her ass like the current moron mayor. She revels in the diversity of all the citizens except those that disagree with her about the definition of marriage.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 3:33:00 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: neverdem

Arn’t there any lawyers in NYC. Seems like use of city council letterhead to personally attack a private company or to coeherce a private university to punish a private company would be quite sue-able.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 3:33:37 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Noumenon

None here on the sunny shores of Long Island. I think there is 1 in NYC. I will not go there to wait in traffic to then wait on a line.

Hopefully they will build one near me. I would love to try it


15 posted on 08/01/2012 3:34:50 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: neverdem

I think we have an Obama Policy Unappreciation Day coming up in November.


16 posted on 08/01/2012 3:36:26 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: neverdem
"We revel in the diversity of all our citizens and their families,”

As long as they all agree with US!

17 posted on 08/01/2012 3:38:07 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Start calling gay marriage supporters "anti-traditional family"!)
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This SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT FRAUD says they CELEBRATE DIVERSITY then tries to ban CHIC-fil-A. What this beach really means is they only CELEBRATE CERTAIN DIVERSITY. First we politically destroy the obama regime come November. Then it’s on to the UNI-DIVERSITY CROWD.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 3:39:39 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: rod1

Most lawyers very pragmatic here in NY. They work with the powers that be to feather their own nests. Otherwise Bloomberg couldn’t have run for a 3rd term with a 2 term limit. Crony everything here. Capitalism. Government You name it


19 posted on 08/01/2012 3:42:10 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: neverdem
Gays are permitted in Chick-Fil-A both as customers and employees. This controversy is entirely about support for gay marriage.

If someone openly opposes gay marriage, he is now viewed by many on the left as a hate-filled homophobe. It is not adequate to describe this view as wrong and grossly unfair. It is utterly insane.

20 posted on 08/01/2012 3:42:19 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Osage Orange

“Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.”

Love that slogan, excellent.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 3:50:34 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: MNJohnnie

let me get this right.

They celebrate diversity but does not want those in her so called city which have different views.

Surely diversity is differing views too not poeple who like their sex in unnatural ways and which is very unhealthy.

Again the homosexuals show how their minds work and they wonder why people think of them as mentally unfit


22 posted on 08/01/2012 3:54:26 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: neverdem
our diversity is our greatest strength and we will fight anything and anyone that runs counter to that.

our diversity is our greatest strength and we will fight anything and anyone that runs counter to that.

No brains at all, some of them. Just bits of fluff blown into their heads by mistake.

Apologies to A. A. Milne

23 posted on 08/01/2012 3:56:29 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

they shout tolerance and yet they show their intolerance.
They shout bigots and haters and yet it is they who show hate and bigotry towards Christians, funny how they don;t protest mosques and muslim businesses.

Now imagine if we had a true fair and free media which could question her on that stupid comment but alas we dont .


24 posted on 08/01/2012 4:00:11 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: neverdem
" "I write as the Speaker of the NYC Council, and on behalf of my family. NYC is a place where we celebrate diversity. We do not believe in denigrating others. We revel in the diversity of all our citizens and their families,” the letter begins. "Let me be clear ‐‐ I do not want establishments in my city that hold such discriminatory views," Quinn, an open lesbian who recently married her longtime partner, also wrote in the letter. "We are a city that believes our diversity is our greatest strength and we will fight anything and anyone that runs counter to that." ______________________________ How orwellian is that?
25 posted on 08/01/2012 4:01:57 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: neverdem

26 posted on 08/01/2012 4:10:43 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: neverdem

“A powerful New York politician”
What does she bench?


27 posted on 08/01/2012 4:11:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Doogle

"eeyooooo"

28 posted on 08/01/2012 4:13:41 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: neverdem

“Quinn, an open lesbian...”

Add 20 years to her, and she looks EXACTLY like Elena Kagan (on the Supreme Court). You can smell these types a mile away.

It would HORRIFY me if I had a daughter that looked like her...but I would still do my best to teach her that not every single guy was a MONSTER and that some actually respect women. I would then not spend a PENNY to put her through college - way too risky.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 4:15:15 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: tumblindice
“A powerful New York politician”
What does she bench?

I often wondered the same thing about 'Libyan strongman Moammar Khadafy'.

30 posted on 08/01/2012 4:16:21 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Doogle

I guess we know who wears the tools.


31 posted on 08/01/2012 4:20:38 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: neverdem
Meet S. Truett Cathy, The 91-Year-Old Billionaire Behind Chick-Fil-A
32 posted on 08/01/2012 4:26:36 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Vaquero
There is one at NYU, but it is closed for the summer. I wonder what Quinn thinks about the fact that the students at NYU voted that Chicka A Fil A stay there. Apparently the students like the food.
33 posted on 08/01/2012 4:27:12 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: Riley

I knew an old man who bathed every few months because he believed water made him weak.
And he was one of the strongest men I’ve ever known. My grandpappy ... rest his soul.


34 posted on 08/01/2012 4:29:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: neverdem
"We are a city that believes our diversity is our greatest strength"

The words of a certified simpleton obsessed with her sexual persersion.

Take a few people of every ethnicity, skin color and sexual perversion on earth, set them all down in the middle of Mogadishu, Detroit, Tehran or the south side of Chicago and see how well their "greatest strength" serves them.


35 posted on 08/01/2012 4:32:40 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: tumblindice

VIVA LA DIVERSITY!!!


36 posted on 08/01/2012 4:36:08 PM PDT by Twinkie (Obama; fundamentally turning America into Sodom & Gomorrah one EO at a time.)
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To: Vaquero
Did you see the new uproar here in NYC? The NYPD sold all the brass they collected from the range to Georgia Arms. NYC law requires the city to sell to the highest bidder and Georgia Arms was it. The usual suspects have there knickers in a twist saying Bloomie is a hypocrite, calling for gun control and then selling ammo to some gun company. You know the usual blather from libs who can't be bothered to actually know something about any subject they want to legislate. Bloomie told them to take a hike as he was following the law, so now they want to change the law so the city can sell to any one they deem PC. Even if they are the lowest bidder. Just like the term limits fiasco, when they want something to hell with the voters.
37 posted on 08/01/2012 4:40:07 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem.


38 posted on 08/01/2012 4:41:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: neverdem

Send a copy of her brave proclamation to every mosque in the city. Remember, please, pleeeease don’t put her home address on it!


39 posted on 08/01/2012 4:41:22 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: peeps36

Quinn and Bloomberg - two bigger idiots in the New York metropolitan area would be hard to find.


40 posted on 08/01/2012 4:48:54 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: neverdem

How does this nasty, intolerant woman feel about the mosque at Ground Zero?


41 posted on 08/01/2012 4:50:51 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Doogle

The cat does my reaction to her photo purr-fectly!!


42 posted on 08/01/2012 5:14:55 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Doogle

What has been seen cannot be unseen.


43 posted on 08/01/2012 5:22:35 PM PDT by allblues
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To: Osage Orange

Ooh. Can I steal that? :)


44 posted on 08/01/2012 5:30:58 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: JimC214

I moved out of NYC years ago and never looked back

Bloomberg is the biggest POS that ever ran fun city(Well Lindsay might have been worse in his own socialist way).

Dad was NYPD and use to shoot lots of rounds over on Rodman’s Neck. He retired in 68 though I still have a couple of dozen .38 special live rounds. I fired a few recently out of my own s&w revolver. Still good after 44 years


45 posted on 08/01/2012 5:36:43 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Doogle

She looks angry and bitter.


46 posted on 08/01/2012 5:40:05 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource

Rosie on a good day


47 posted on 08/01/2012 5:57:45 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: neverdem

Hey Quinn, you mindless ahole. You don’t like chicken? Then eat more beaver.


48 posted on 08/01/2012 6:02:22 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Osage Orange
Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

I like it. See also:

"Liberalism - all that is not mandatory is forbidden."

49 posted on 08/01/2012 6:05:37 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: neverdem
After seeing the huge crowds that have been reported at Chick-Fil-A locations all over the U.S. (including Massachusetts, of all places), I'm predicting that these @ssholes are going to spend several days backtracking on all of these idiotic public statements against Chick-Fil-A.

Even that ugly dwarf Mayor Bloomberg was smart enough to steer clear of this.

50 posted on 08/01/2012 6:05:58 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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