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MASSIVE LINES at Chick-fil-A on “National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”
Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-1-2012 | Andrea Ryan

Posted on 08/01/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT by servo1969

Today is “National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”

After intolerant and First Amendment-hating Chicago politicians blocked Chick-fil-A from building a restaurant, former Governor Mike Huckabee announced his support for the restaurant chain and its Constitutional right of free speech. He declared today Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

Allen sent this picture from west county St. Louis.

Allen added: People are standing in line 100+ deep to go inside. The lines go out and around the building. Two lines of drive through cars are around the shopping center.

St. Louisans also came out in huge numbers to show their support for the First Amendment.
The lot was jam-packed…
(Mike took these photos in Chesterfield, Missouri.)

The line goes around the block.

The line of cars wraps all the way around to the main boulevard, where the line still continues.


The surrounding streets and parking lots are packed.


The restaurant is full and the line goes out the door.

Normally, with this crowd volume you would expect short tempers and bedlam. That’s not the case today at Chick-fil-A. While the surrounding restaurant chains are empty, the people in this line are happily making a statement, talking to each other with smiles on their faces. They’re patriots taking a stand against a gross violation of our First Amendment right. And they are doing it in 100 degree temperatures.

Any bets if this will make the MSM tonight?

If you have more photos please send them in!

More…
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) bought Chick-fil-A for his office staff today.

Here’s a photo from Texas.

Ruth Wendelken sent this from Texas: This is at 11:15 at the Los Colinas Texas Chick-fil-a. Notice the line is three cars wide around the building. The line of foot traffic is huge. Notice the sign of 315 cars served at that time. Now in center line. Its a great day for Freedom of speech. Take that Boston, Chicago and San Francisco!


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To: Truth29

Maybe conservatives should flood the restaurants on the kiss-in day. The gays certainly won’t be there to buy anything, maybe they’ll just leave and go home.


151 posted on 08/01/2012 1:28:39 PM PDT by AngieGal
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To: Truth29; redgolum
Friday could be an interesting day. Supposedly the gays and the rest of the left intend to stage "kiss ins" at many Chick-fil-As.

I bet that is about as likely as some 'yutes' robbing a GUN STORE. My guess is that unless they are getting paid to do so, they will skip it. There might be a few isolated incidents. After all, a total 'no show' would be embarrassing.

152 posted on 08/01/2012 1:30:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Help. How do I put something in my tagline.)
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To: servo1969

I just left a message. Their phone lines are crazy at the moment. I called them once before and begged them to open up in our little conservative town of Huntington, NY.

Left the same message....although this time I told them of so many shops closing and available for them to open up here.

Left my number and work number. Hopefully they will contact me and I can direct them to the “crapholes” that have folded in the past few years.

We need a ChikFilA here in our little Conservative town. The only one in NY is in NYC, ewwwww. I hate that place since Rudy left.


153 posted on 08/01/2012 1:30:39 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Truth29
Friday could be an interesting day. Supposedly the gays and the rest of the left intend to stage "kiss ins" at many Chick-fil-As.

The very best response to such foolishness is just laughing out LOUD at it. Be sure to point at what you are laughing at.

154 posted on 08/01/2012 1:31:05 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: servo1969

THANK YOU!! Way to go America!


155 posted on 08/01/2012 1:31:47 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: rockinqsranch

“I’d have had lunch at Chick-Fil-A today if I had any teeth. Still waiting for my dentures.”

They have great chicken noodle soup, as well as delicious shakes and ice cream. My favorite is their peach shake!


156 posted on 08/01/2012 1:31:54 PM PDT by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: unixfox

You can bet your sweet butt we’ll turn out at least double on election day!

That’s a mild turnout prediction of course!


157 posted on 08/01/2012 1:33:16 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Wendys Corporate got wind of that and the signs came down. Wendys then came out with a statement saying the signs were the lone act of a rogue franchisee and not the opinion of Wendys Inc. They can kiss my business goodbye.

Shoot, I like(d) Wendys. I'm running out of places to eat.

158 posted on 08/01/2012 1:34:56 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: servo1969

My husband tried to go at lunch, but ran out of time (too long a line). My parents are going in a bit and will stand in line for us (we can’t leave work and it is a bit far). We have three stores in Tucson and at least the one I know about has had lines out the door all day.


159 posted on 08/01/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Kudsman
Shepard Smith just referred to today as National Intolerance Day on Fox just as they cut to break.

I hope he knows that that comment was probably the very last straw for a lot of conservatives who still watch Fox. They'll be tuning out now, and won't be back, after that insult.

Maybe Fox will start picking up liberal viewers now, and go the way of MSLSD.

160 posted on 08/01/2012 1:35:28 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: servo1969
Hmmmmmmmm….unexpected!!!!!! ;)



161 posted on 08/01/2012 1:36:07 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: servo1969

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Culture-Wars-At-The-Lunch-Counter-Local-Residents-Pack-Chick-Fil-A—164618346.html

It’s a big day in my area.


162 posted on 08/01/2012 1:36:47 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: AngieGal
Maybe conservatives should flood the restaurants on the kiss-in day. The gays certainly won’t be there to buy anything, maybe they’ll just leave and go home.

Especially if you don't react to them. Just smile, wish them a nice day, and tell them to "try the waffle fries, they're delicious!"

163 posted on 08/01/2012 1:36:55 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Black people being interviewed on the local news here in Indianapolis waiting in the drive thru line at Chick-Fil-A:

“We support the biblical view of marriage”

Obama is screwed, LOL.


164 posted on 08/01/2012 1:37:58 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Orlando

I doubt it.


165 posted on 08/01/2012 1:38:35 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: don-o; Truth29
The very best response to such foolishness is just laughing out LOUD at it. Be sure to point at what you are laughing at.

I thought of that as well. But... I thought of something better.

IF and when they do it, everyone should turn their back to them. (the one thing they can't stand is to be ignored)

If they ask why, tell them you as just doing what God will be doing to them eventually.

166 posted on 08/01/2012 1:39:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Help. How do I put something in my tagline.)
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To: Kudsman

Shepard Smith is a major POS. He would fit in better at MSNBC. I have no idea why Fox hired him and can’t imagine why they keep him.


167 posted on 08/01/2012 1:39:46 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: xkaydet65

What a GREAT idea!! Woo-Hoo!


168 posted on 08/01/2012 1:39:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Kudsman

Isn’t his contract about up? I RARELY, RARELY, RARELY watch Fox anymore and it’s largely due to him.


169 posted on 08/01/2012 1:40:30 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: servo1969

Picked up lunch for the family today at Chik-Fil-A (southern MD). Drive thru line was out of the parking lot, about 10 deep, when I arrived at around 2pm. Parked and walked in, lines were almost to the door, dining area was packed. Got to say hi to one of my son’s fellow Special Olympics athletes who works there. One of the employees who opens the restaurant said lines were forming when he arrived this morning. This Chik-Fil-A is always having fundraising nights for our schools throughout the year and it felt good to support them today.


170 posted on 08/01/2012 1:41:52 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: F15Eagle
No kidding? What, is Shepard Smith part of the gay mafia?

He's a piece of crap and hides it well. Every once in a while he let's one slip.

171 posted on 08/01/2012 1:42:31 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: dblshot

That’s the one I went to on my lunch break at 1:00. I only get an hour for lunch - it wasn’t enough time. That whole Target parking lot was a madhouse. I ended up hopping over to the Jack-in-the-Box, which of course, had NO line. :o)

It was a beautiful sight.


172 posted on 08/01/2012 1:43:20 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: mykroar
about 4 cops were directing traffic around the one we went by

HA HA HA HA HA HA!! Love it, thanks for sharing!

173 posted on 08/01/2012 1:43:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: xrmusn

I heard that myself. For a company referring their customers to another “rival” says MUCH!


174 posted on 08/01/2012 1:44:22 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; Kudsman

Homosexuality is a narcissistic personality disorder. Shemp is angry that millions of Americans showed up today to to show support for traditional family values and to say that we will not be intimidated by the “gay” mafia.


175 posted on 08/01/2012 1:44:22 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: unixfox

Has Mitt eaten Chick-fil-a today?


176 posted on 08/01/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney)
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To: servo1969

Was at Chick-Fil-A in Burlington, NC this afternoon...doing my civic duty standing up for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, free commerce, defense of traditional marriage—you know, being an American! At 1:50 pm no line outside door (though drive-thru had a line). Inside, counter was packed with people, restaurant was full. As I left, people were continuing to come in the door (at around 2:15—well past lunch/well before dinner).

America is speaking, for those that wish to hear Her.


177 posted on 08/01/2012 1:47:07 PM PDT by MarDav
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To: ontap
the lines at all three restaurants were so long we could not wait

So cool! You made your impact by reporting in!

178 posted on 08/01/2012 1:47:52 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Cyber Liberty
I'm heading over that way in a half hour, and will get some chikin...

I'm going to take the late shift today (mmmmm -- dessert!), because I already ordered CFA mugs and stuffed toy cows online today.

I also took an hour to download the locations of every CFA in my roaming area -- between Philadelphia, PA and Raleigh, NC along Rt. 95. It's going in my car's glove compartment.

179 posted on 08/01/2012 1:50:13 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: dragnet2

Amen! One thing I CANNOT tolerate is someone getting in my face.

What you do behind closed doors is NONE of my business. However, once you start throwing it in my face, taking pride in SIN, I must draw the line.

We are ALL sinners. The difference is we DO NOT take “pride” in our sins. In fact, personally, I am ashamed of my sins. I do not proclaim them to the world. It’s hard enough to admit them to myself.


180 posted on 08/01/2012 1:50:25 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I'm heading over that way in a half hour, and will get some chikin...

I'm going to take the late shift today (mmmmm -- dessert!), because I already ordered CFA mugs and stuffed toy cows online today.

I also took an hour to download the locations of every CFA in my roaming area -- between Philadelphia, PA and Raleigh, NC along Rt. 95. It's going in my car's glove compartment.

181 posted on 08/01/2012 1:50:25 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Wow!


182 posted on 08/01/2012 1:51:16 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: I see my hands

Just perfect...considered it stolen....lol


183 posted on 08/01/2012 1:51:51 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: xkaydet65

You are awesome!


184 posted on 08/01/2012 1:52:13 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: mykroar

If they’re out of food, purchase a gift card! (can’t remember if they count when they’re purchased or when they’re redeemed, though)


185 posted on 08/01/2012 1:52:44 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: UCANSEE2
IF and when they do it, everyone should turn their back to them. (the one thing they can't stand is to be ignored)..
I agree! All they are looking for is attention.
186 posted on 08/01/2012 1:53:13 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: servo1969

This reminds me of a commercial I saw last night during the unLIVE broadcast of the Olympics on NBC. NBC has a new sitcom coming out this fall called A New Normal. It features a homosexual couple of dads. A child in the commercial says to her mother or grandmother, “You’re a bigot!” The child is around seven or eight years old. This sitcom is by the people who made Glee. So now they go after the children.


187 posted on 08/01/2012 1:55:00 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Eagles6

Its so good to know that WE outnumber THEM..sometimes it doesn’t feel that way but in a day like today, seeing so many Americans showing their support for a wonderful company like Chick-Fil-A shows that there is hope for this country..We will NOT be intimidated by leftist progressive freaks


188 posted on 08/01/2012 1:55:00 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: madprof98
...so I turned to HLN, and they had a fairly positive report about the overwhelming support Cathy received. It even featured an older black gentleman with bible in hand.

I believe a group of black ministers has come out in support of Chick-Fil-A and complained that the Democratic party has gone too far.

I had heard some speculation that gay marriage would be the issue that started splitting the black voting block away from the Democrats. Apparently that's true. They may not be running to the Republicans, but they are second guessing their support for Democrats.

189 posted on 08/01/2012 1:55:22 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama Admits He Can't Fix What Bush Broke, So Why Reelect Obama?)
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To: madprof98
...so I turned to HLN, and they had a fairly positive report about the overwhelming support Cathy received. It even featured an older black gentleman with bible in hand.

I believe a group of black ministers has come out in support of Chick-Fil-A and complained that the Democratic party has gone too far.

I had heard some speculation that gay marriage would be the issue that started splitting the black voting block away from the Democrats. Apparently that's true. They may not be running to the Republicans, but they are second guessing their support for Democrats.

190 posted on 08/01/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: presently no screen name

Reporting from Fairfield CA.....been in line of about 150+ for an hour now. Still that many or more in line. Probably another 30 mins before I get in. Love it.


191 posted on 08/01/2012 1:56:04 PM PDT by BMCinSC
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To: All

Report from Olathe, Kansas: At 11:50am traffic jam to Chick Fil A was 1/4 mile backed up to get into the strip mall and the restaurant. Lots of activity of people walking in and out of the restaurant. At 2:30pm traffic jam greatly reduced but still at least over a half hour wait just to get to the order window. People still going in and out. Crazy!


192 posted on 08/01/2012 1:56:24 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: petitfour

I saw that same commercial during Days of Our Lives(The only show I watch on NBC otherwise I would stop watching that progressive crapfest) so disturbing that they are trying to indoctrinate the children into believing that being a homo is somehow a good thing..absolutely disgusting


193 posted on 08/01/2012 1:57:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MEG33

Wow, did you go, Meg? I’m waiting for my home delivery... (parents :0).


194 posted on 08/01/2012 1:57:56 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Like another FReeper quipped this morning:

‘looks like Obama is going to lose to a chicken’

LoL


195 posted on 08/01/2012 1:57:56 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: servo1969

196 posted on 08/01/2012 1:58:18 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: servo1969

Stopped at the S. Tampa CFA around 4:00. There were two sheriff’s deputies there directing traffic and the drive thru line literally wrapped around the building twice.


197 posted on 08/01/2012 1:58:18 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I thought about asking my wife to stop there on her way home from work, but that wouldn’t be fair to her. We’ll keep it going tomorrow.

I wonder how the one is on Highway K in O’Fallon.


198 posted on 08/01/2012 1:58:42 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: servo1969

I had errands to run in the next town. Googled to see if they had a CFA and they did. We got there at noon and it was PACKED with cars lined up the highway. Police were brought out to direct traffic.

Waited in line for over an hour for our food. That didn’t matter. It was a GREAT atmosphere. People singing and cheering. Monks and priests from the local monastery showed up in support.

They took drink orders immediately and filled those while we waited for our food. Refills were free. Upon taking orders....they ask for a name so when the order is up, that call it out. Someone put on their ticket ‘Jehovah’. When it was called out....”Order for Jehovah!” people just cracked UP! It was awesome!!!

Everybody was talking to each other like one, big family reunion!


199 posted on 08/01/2012 1:59:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: penelopesire

Looks like Obama will be choking his chicken tonight LOL


200 posted on 08/01/2012 1:59:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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