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Rick Warren: Chick-fil-As owner told me they set a new world record in sales today
HotAir ^ | August 1, 2012

Posted on 08/01/2012 8:45:54 PM PDT by rhema

And the day’s not over yet.

Somewhere, a Burger King ad man’s toying with the idea of having “The King” declare himself “100% pro-life.”

@dancathy just called me. #ChickFilA has already set a world record today, with 7 more hrs to go in the West. #OutOfChicken
— Rick Warren (@RickWarren) August 2, 2012

Not a word about today’s activities has been whispered on Chick-fil-A’s feed even though CFA has been trending on Twitter off and on all day. As noted in the earlier post, the suspicion is that the company’s lying low about what’s happening in order to extricate itself from the front line of the culture war, but I wonder if today’s outpouring will draw some sort of recognition tomorrow. If Dan Cathy’s willing to tout the numbers to Rick Warren, presumably an official acknowledgment and thank you is on the way.

There’s no shortage of local news stories out there about huge lines at the neighborhood CFA; if you’re curious, these two, from Iowa and Kentucky, are fairly representative. Meanwhile, I assume some sort of “Unappreciation Day” is in the works on the left, if only to respond to such an impressive show of strength, but I don’t know. Could be that, between this and the thuggish idiocy of Rahm and Mumbles Menino, they’re ready to cut their losses. Exit question: How big a political victory is this for Huckabee? Per this Fox News clip (via Mediaite), even he sounds surprised.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: aar; cathy; chickfila; eatmorchiken; huckabee; moralabsolutes; pastor; rickwarren; twitter
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To: rwfromkansas

They were prepared but this was way beyond their expectations.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 9:12:10 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: rhema

I went to one on the western suburbs of STL this evening. At 8PM the line was almost out the door. The drive-up line snaked around the parking lot, spilled out on to the street and wrapped part way around the building.

Going inside, a manager greeted everyone at the door, saying please excuse the slower service. It looked like they called in every crew member of all shifts. The kitchen was full of people. The counter crew was a bit frantic but did their job and in the end service time was within the range of normal.

I was pleasantly surprised that product quality was fine.

The mood of the crowd was happy and surprised neighbors greeted each other. The only difference when I left was the drive-up line was a bit shorter.

The freedom to speak your own mind is the most precious right we have in this country. Any pol who even hints that we must bend the law to punish people with unpopular opinions must be impeached.

In other news. In the UK, a person is put in police custody for tweeting something that was impolite and inconsiderate, but certainly not suggesting anything vile or violent.

see:

“Dorset Police said the 17-year-old boy was held at a guest house in the Weymouth area on suspicion of malicious communications and later bailed.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19072301


22 posted on 08/01/2012 9:14:26 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: rhema

They showed on the local news today lines around the block to get into every Chick-fil-A in my city!


23 posted on 08/01/2012 9:14:39 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: rhema
You can go to the finest restaurants in the world and you would be hard pressed to get something as tasty as Chick-fil-a's deep fried chicken strips dipped in their house sauce for $4.00

Chick-fil-A, 8875 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, August 1st, 2012, 12:00 Noon. Line is all the way around building.






24 posted on 08/01/2012 9:15:04 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: Norm Lenhart

True. I had a brief discussion today with a friend about this.

The backlash is getting bigger by the day. People have had it with the liberal bull crap.


25 posted on 08/01/2012 9:17:15 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: kingu
"Conservative reaction: Support a thriving business. Liberal reaction: Destroy whatever conservatives cherish."

Net result is destruction. It's time patriots learn that being nice isn't going to achieve the ends they seek.


26 posted on 08/01/2012 9:17:33 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: rhema; Gamecock

The only thing that surprised me is that Rick Warren used the event to worm his way back into the spotlight. I expected Rick to pop up somewhere, but not here.


27 posted on 08/01/2012 9:18:40 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2898271/posts?page=119#119)
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To: rhema

We had a lovely lunch there today. The place was packed, the people were polite, the crowds were happy. They had people out in the parking lot and street directing traffic. The CFA also handed out coupons for a free sandwich, so the manager obviously wants to keep any new customers coming back.

My local news did a story on the crowds, and had the obligatory “other side” with an interview with a gay activist. They mentioned that he had a project going for something or other.... didn’t care enough to listen..... but they did mention that he has managed to raise...... $700!!!!

Both Mr G and I laughed out loud.


28 posted on 08/01/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: dandiegirl

If everyone goes back to CFA on Friday, they’ll get to see Barry Soetoro’s All Star Tonsil Hockey Team. Those guys are always good for a few laughs.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 9:20:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: rhema

30 posted on 08/01/2012 9:20:46 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Norm Lenhart
This isn’t just a repudiation of one thing. IMO. It’s an outpouring of disgust for ALL the lib BS. MSM included.

Exactly right, at least in my case. I went to CFA for breakfast (had work to do, didn't want to wait in long lines), but not because I have any strong opinions about gay marriage. My purchase was entirely as an "up yours" to the hate-mongers who incessantly try to force their beliefs on us all.

31 posted on 08/01/2012 9:21:08 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: theBuckwheat

Allow me to add that I am at a loss to think of a parallel spontaneous statement by the left. The scope of this protest must leave any leftist with half a brain stunned for what it indicates about November and what the country thinks of the left.


32 posted on 08/01/2012 9:21:20 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Jonty30

My girlfriends and I are thinking of showing up with sheets. We will stand in front of the kissers and block the view of their disgusting behavior.


33 posted on 08/01/2012 9:21:39 PM PDT by 1scrappymom
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To: 1scrappymom

If you really want to spaz them out ask them this...

“If you and your ‘partner’ were not having sex, you’d be just considered good friends, no different from two people sharing a residence for financial reasons. So that being the case and the fact that your brand of sex cannot result in having children, can you please explain to me why it is that people should be granted special privileges, benefits and rights based solely on the type of sex they are having?”

This also works great to ask of reporters during interviews.

Or just carry a sigh that says “GAY PORN PHOTO SHOOT” and stand behind them with it ;)


34 posted on 08/01/2012 9:28:39 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 1scrappymom

Since the Freaks are actually closer to 2% of the population than the 20% the media wants folk to believe, Straits should just show up and outnumber them with normal strait couples smooching.


35 posted on 08/01/2012 9:35:46 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Huskrrrr
know a few small business owners who are contemplating “coming out” in favor of same sex marriage.

Didn't the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple get a ton of business.....I thought I saw this here on FR last week..

36 posted on 08/01/2012 9:39:43 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: rhema

What a crock. They entice you there thinking you’ll read more about this world record - then tell you NOTHING about it.


37 posted on 08/01/2012 9:40:17 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: rhema

If we could get everyone that went to CFA today to go vote in Nov, it would be the largest landslide in history.


38 posted on 08/01/2012 9:44:22 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: I see my hands

That sounds unloving, what ends and means do you have in mind?


39 posted on 08/01/2012 9:45:31 PM PDT by anathemized (cursed by some, blessed in Jesus)
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To: theBuckwheat
"The scope of this protest must leave any leftist with half a brain stunned"

Half a brain?! A Liberal?! And that would be . . . whom?

40 posted on 08/01/2012 9:46:26 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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