A friend call me from Kingsport at 7:30 last evening. He reported a quarter mile backup on Stone Drive. He’s a guy who had lost his interest in “politics.” But, he sounded positively energized just from the sight he saw there.
Several here in Texas were like that. Any chicken that survived yesterday is a lucky bird! :)
I’m heartened by the response to this.
People are not as apathetic, resigned or self-absorbed as I had imagined.
Let’s hope it translates into voter action come November, all the way down the ticket.
I was finally able to make it in to my local Chick-Fil-A for my personal favorite..........the Spicey Chicken Bisquit........man it was good!
So how many people who assumed that because Will and Grace was a success (I liked that silly show, as did many others who do not necessarily want free speech quelled because it doesn’t ‘toe the line.’) that they would let this flat out attack on CFA stand?
Kudos to the reporter and to the Johnson City Press. They are the last of a dying breed -— honest, objective print journalists.
Here in Erie, PA we are stuck with a lone newspaper, the Erie Times-News, which is edited by a fatuous, arrogant, self-important liberal fascist who is determined to make every local citizen think the way he does.
Yesterday, as was the case throughout the country, the local Chick-fil-A was mobbed. Thousands of patriotic citizens from every walk of life descended upon the store and happily waited in line for an hour or more, just to buy a meal and show their support for freedom of speech and free enterprise. It was one of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed. All the local TV outlets had coverage; in fact, it was their lead story.
This morning, I went out to purchase the local rag in order to see what they had to say.
On Page One of the local section, there was an article about a local protest in the public park over some pending budget cuts. The local TV news I watched happened to cover that protest, as well, and the camera showed a pathetic little gathering of no more than six people. Nonetheless, the editor of the Erie Times-News decided to put THAT story on Page One.
In an act of magnanimity and balanced reporting (sarc), though, said editor DID cover the gathering at the local Chick-fil-A .... on page four, right next to the obituaries. (is this what’s meant by “burying a story”?)
Anyhow, the “coverage” consisted of a photo of a lone lesbian holding up a homemade sign with a 20-point caption, “COMPETING POSITIONS”, and indicating that the woman was “protesting Chick-fil-A”.
No mention of the literally THOUSANDS of people (myself and my wife included) who showed up at the Erie CFA yesterday, no interviews, nothing.
So, don-o, be thankful that Johnson City has one of the few remaining honest newspapers. A lot of us aren’t so lucky.
Homos already have equal marriage rights. Homo men are free to marry any woman who will have them just like normal men are. Homo women are free to marry any man who will have them just like normal women are.
What the mean spirited militants want is a new right. Granted, this new right would apply to normal people as well as to perverts, but it is still a new right. The right to marry applies to everyone equally now and there is no need to create a new right.