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Mayor Menino on Chick-fil-A: Stuff it
Boston Herald ^ | 7/20/12 | Greg Turner

Posted on 07/20/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT by GQuagmire

Vows to block eatery over anti-gay attitude... Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail — after the family-owned firm’s president suggested gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”

“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Menino told the Herald yesterday.

“That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bannedinboston; bluezones; boston; capitalism; chickfila; homosexualagenda; mayor; menino; mumblesmenino; socialism
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“All of the above” gets my vote.


51 posted on 07/20/2012 7:46:16 AM PDT by sport
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To: LSAggie
If the workers at your Chick...are similar to the one in my neighborhood you will love it.

I went in one morning around 11:30AM and to order from the lunch menu.

They walked around the store offering biscuits and gravy they were not sold, free to customers.

Very polite kids.

52 posted on 07/20/2012 7:47:04 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: GQuagmire

Sigh... I wonder if they’d consider opening a Tokyo branch...


53 posted on 07/20/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: GQuagmire
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Menino told the Herald yesterday.

“That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.”

Let's see...you can force your values on business but a business can not have the freedom to live their values and either sink or swim because of those values in your world? Yep...just love the logic of the liberals.

54 posted on 07/20/2012 7:57:18 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: GQuagmire
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston... We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion"

I doubt you even realize how hilarious you sound, Mayor. Typical progressive.

55 posted on 07/20/2012 8:00:42 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: GQuagmire

The Spicy Chicken sandwich is to die for! and their Chicken Noodle Soup is among the best I have ever had.

Plus every Chik-Fil-A I have ever been in has been spotless and the service is better than any other fast food joint and better than most sit down restaurants.


56 posted on 07/20/2012 8:02:31 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: GQuagmire

Chick Fil A is great. Clean restaurants, really fast, great food. I eat there a lot and it is consistently good. The employees are fresh-faced and always friendly. They are closed on Sundays.


57 posted on 07/20/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: MrB
I like this more every time I read it:

It's Time to Part Company

58 posted on 07/20/2012 8:12:29 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: GQuagmire
We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,”

Right - as long as that 'inclusion' means completely accepting the gay lifestyle and silencing anyone who disagrees with it. Welcome to the 21st century's version of Nazism.


59 posted on 07/20/2012 8:12:29 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: Ann Archy

I have yet to meet a Donk under 60 that doesn’t turn cartwheels over all things ghey. More than a few of the young Donks I’ve known have turned out to be something other than straight, so it doesn’t surprise me much. The old ones pretend that the issue isn’t a big deal and refuse to weigh in.


60 posted on 07/20/2012 8:12:34 AM PDT by jboot
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To: Ann Archy

Well, damn; Mr. Mayor just rescinded my invitation to Boston. Now, I guess I’ll have to find another puke-filled Northeast venue to visit, pending, of course. Ya’ see, Mr. Mayor, when ya’ states ya’ case, ya’ tells us what YOU are!


61 posted on 07/20/2012 8:13:17 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: pgkdan

I love that they are christians and have morals....My biggest problem is that I seem to always go to the mall on Sunday and have a taste for Chick Fil A and they are closed...lol. So last night I made a point of eating there. They have the best food in town. I also go to Starbucks because I love their frappicinos. I imagine they probably believe in something that I don’t. We cannot just go to places that 100 percent believe what we believe because quite frankly we would have VERY little options.


62 posted on 07/20/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: GQuagmire

If you call an actual half of a chicken breast (not processed or squashed chicken) pressure cooked to tenderness, then lightly breaded and fried for a few seconds to get the crust crispy placed on a toasted bun with the best waffle fries EVER good, then yeah.

Seriously, it’s about the best ‘fast food’ there is because it doesn’t taste like fast food. Their salads and soups are the freshest.

You don’t get to be as huge as Chick fil a in the south with franchises while being in malls AND CLOSED ON SUNDAY without being so good, people overlook that.


63 posted on 07/20/2012 8:15:10 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: GQuagmire

Boston, not exactly the home of variety: Seafood restaurants, pubs, Dunkin Donuts and CVS on every block. Everything else need not apply.


64 posted on 07/20/2012 8:18:12 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: pgkdan

Mr. Cathy was my kids’ Sunday School teacher. Yes, this gazillionaire is STILL a Sunday School teacher at the Baptist church in the small town I used to live in. Well, he was when I lived there, not positive anymore. But this was only about 8 years ago.


65 posted on 07/20/2012 8:18:52 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: MrB

Very astute. I concur 100%.


66 posted on 07/20/2012 8:19:35 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: adorno

Does Chick-file-A actually discriminate? I think not. But its owner exercises his rights as a citizen and supports the political causes of his choice, based on his religious values. That is the American way. I think Menino might have a lawsuit on his hands if he tries facist tactics over non-existent charges of “discrimination”?


67 posted on 07/20/2012 8:19:52 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: adorno

Yes you can! There is a bar near Boston City Hospital that my guitar player and I were told “you know, you boys can’t come in here at night, right?” It was good advice.


68 posted on 07/20/2012 8:28:13 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: GQuagmire
“That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started...

Finally!

An explanation for the reason the colonists rebelled against England!

So queers, lesbians and perverts in general could run around the country forcing everyone else to accepy them as "normal".


69 posted on 07/20/2012 8:28:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: adorno

You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population.”

This is just such a stupid statement. Everyone is welcome to eat at Chic Fil A.


70 posted on 07/20/2012 8:35:40 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: bmwcyle

We have been eating there for a number of years. The taste and quality of their food has never changed in spite of all the government regulations designed to remove all taste and flavor, unlike other fast food restaurants.


71 posted on 07/20/2012 8:40:52 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GQuagmire

There’s one on the North Shore. Peabody, I think.


72 posted on 07/20/2012 8:45:38 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: GQuagmire

“You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population.”

I doubt that Chic-fil-A refuses to serve anyone.

Menino’s concern is that the owner of the chain is committing THOUGHTCRIME by holding the wrong opinion. Discrimination is something else altogether.


73 posted on 07/20/2012 8:51:29 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: GQuagmire
We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,”

Riiiiiight!

During the riots protesting forced busing in Boston.

74 posted on 07/20/2012 8:53:57 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: GQuagmire

“we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,”

Except when you have different points of view! In that case, we practice incluseion via exclusion!


75 posted on 07/20/2012 8:58:19 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Andy'smom

There is one at the North Shore mall. I had no idea and I’m 10 minutes away from there. I might go for lunch today....


76 posted on 07/20/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire
Any of the “Shut up and Sing” crowd going to opine that Chick-fil-A should “Shut up and Cook Chicken”?
77 posted on 07/20/2012 9:00:19 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Theo

“You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population.”

Doesn’t every business that limits its business services or products in any way discrimate against some population? Seafood restaurants must are discriminating against those with shell fish allergies, ice cream places are discriminating against those who want alcohol? On and on and on...

The only way ANY business could meet this guys statement is to offer EVERY product and service that has ever been invented and manufactured.

OH, and hey mr mayor, do you have smoking bans in your city?


78 posted on 07/20/2012 9:06:38 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: GQuagmire
Not only is Chick Fil A a very good fast food chicken place, but their ads are pretty entertaining (mainly it is cows telling you to eat "chiken").

You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population.

Hey, Mumbles, they don't actually discriminate against anyone - anyone who has money and behaves decently is invited into their facilities to buy and eat food. The owner merely expressed his personal views on a subject that touched upon religion. But, hey, why let facts get in the way of a good screed?

Way to go, putz: keeping business out of your shitty is no way to improve either employment numbers or tax revenues. Clearly, Mumbles doesn't have anyone in his inner circle who has the sense or the guts to say, "Hey, Mayor, it would really be best for yourself and the city is you would STFU."

79 posted on 07/20/2012 9:07:44 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: GQuagmire

“It doesn’t send the right message to the country,” Menino said

So I guess THIS is what Mumbles thinks the RIGHT message is????

‘Gay Pride Week’ in Boston: In-your-face depravity, vulgarity, blasphemy — sponsored by major politicians & corporate America
http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/11b/pride_week/overview.html

Graphic homosexual sex flier given to kids at state-supported “youth pride” event
http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/11b/youth_pride/bisexual_pamphlet/index.html

Gay Youth Pride Day in Boston — a day of adult-led depravity with vulnerable kids
Cross-dressing and transgenderism a major push this year
http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/11b/youth_pride/intro.html


80 posted on 07/20/2012 9:08:35 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: Ancesthntr

“keeping business out of your shitty is no way to improve either employment numbers “

I considered the possibility that there is one restaurant slot available, and more than one company willing to fill that spot. Suppose one is the popular Chik-fil-A and another is a personal friend of the Mayor who donates to his campaign, who might need a little help getting in.

SOME food service is going in there for sure.


81 posted on 07/20/2012 9:12:15 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Rummyfan

Fags dont like chicken anyway.They are more into gerbals from what I hear.Sick twisted freaks.


82 posted on 07/20/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: GQuagmire

How does this imperious bustard get the idea that he alone can determine what businesses — and what ideologies — are allowed to exist in “his” city? I didn’t know that any commercial venture was required to pass a values test before being permitted to do business.

Try to stop them, you tyrannical vermin, and we’ll see you in court on an “obstruction of civil rights” violation.


83 posted on 07/20/2012 9:17:02 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: GQuagmire

Hm. Does Chick-Fil-A refuse to hire homosexual employees? Do they refuse to serve homosexual customers? No? Then perhaps Mayor Merino can tell us how Chick-Fil-A discriminates against homosexuals.

And perhaps he can also tell us how governmental refusal to permit someone to open up a business is not a direct and clear violation of the First Amendment.


84 posted on 07/20/2012 9:20:17 AM PDT by RonF
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To: GQuagmire

Hm. Does Chick-Fil-A refuse to hire homosexual employees? Do they refuse to serve homosexual customers? No? Then perhaps Mayor Merino can tell us how Chick-Fil-A discriminates against homosexuals.

And perhaps he can also tell us how governmental refusal to permit someone to open up a business based on their owner’s expressed moral views is not a direct and clear violation of the First Amendment.


85 posted on 07/20/2012 9:20:40 AM PDT by RonF
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The irony of someone saying they can’t have any freedom because they don’t believe as they do...


86 posted on 07/20/2012 9:21:28 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Fast & Furious: Proof the Government should not have access to guns)
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To: GQuagmire

People are waking up to the lies used by perverted homosexuals.


87 posted on 07/20/2012 9:54:45 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: Ann Archy

Yes serious, some of us do not have one in our area or even our state. If I happened to travel close to one I’d like to know if I should stop and eat there. I live in Wa and would have to drive 12 to 15 hours to get to the closest one. Now that I know the food is good if I ever went to Idaho I would consider eating there. Happy day to you : )


88 posted on 07/20/2012 10:02:28 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: GQuagmire
You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population.

Discriminates? Have they refused service to homosexuals? Have the illegally denied employment to them? Have they posted "No Queers" signs at the door?

It seems that now speaking out your opinion about a "protected" class is discrimination instead of a First Amendment right.

89 posted on 07/20/2012 10:06:24 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Ann Archy
Not only is it the most tasty it's the cleanest fast food joint in business, including the restrooms, which boast a tuxedoed shoeshine guy and a vast assortment of refreshing cologne for their patrons.

Support CFA today.

90 posted on 07/20/2012 10:11:12 AM PDT by Dysart (Race card is tyranny. Don't be cowed.)
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To: GQuagmire

Just had their breakfast this morning: Chicken biscuit, hash browns and coffee. Great food.


91 posted on 07/20/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

They should sue the city, he is blocking them for a ceo’s sincerely held religious belief, that is discrimination.


92 posted on 07/20/2012 10:15:29 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: GQuagmire
Is Chick Fil A any good?

I prefer them to all other fast food. The kids like their milkshakes.

I've never met any of their workers that I didn't like. Clean cut, polite, hard working. It's mostly a Christian business, as well. Not open Sundays.

93 posted on 07/20/2012 10:28:06 AM PDT by wbill
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To: pgkdan
how could he ever trust a guy who can't be trusted by his own wife.

Now THAT is a really, really good observation. 'Tis one to file away, I think.

94 posted on 07/20/2012 10:33:17 AM PDT by wbill
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To: GQuagmire

“Freedom Trail.””

Sad that a communist hellhole like Boston thinks it is still about freedom.


95 posted on 07/20/2012 10:36:21 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: autumnraine
You don’t get to be as huge as Chick fil a in the south

Friend of mine used to manage one. She said that a large portion of her business didn't even involve patrons at the restaurant. She sent several hundred sandwiches a day to be sold at the local hospital, and did a lot of catering-type things as well.

I'd love to get invested in one, those places have a license to print money.

96 posted on 07/20/2012 10:37:16 AM PDT by wbill
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To: ScottinVA

“The liberal bastions can shove it up their collective asses.”

They already do...that and gerbils, hamsters, small rocks, etc.


97 posted on 07/20/2012 10:38:53 AM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: Liz; onedoug

That looks yummy.


98 posted on 07/20/2012 10:41:12 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: jmaroneps37

“Chick Fil A should shake the dust off their feet and walk out of that liberal cesspool.”

####

Well done.


99 posted on 07/20/2012 10:43:35 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: GQuagmire

Chick Fil-A has consistently good customer service and the restaurants are clean - two things you don’t usually find at a fast food restaurant.


100 posted on 07/20/2012 10:46:28 AM PDT by writmeister
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