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Poll Position: Will today’s Chick-fil-A ‘kiss-in’ be successful?
AJC ^ | Aug 3 2012 | Kyle Wingfield

Posted on 08/03/2012 9:56:24 AM PDT by scottjewell

The “buycott” of Chick-fil-A on Wednesday produced what the company will only describe as an “unprecedented day” for business. Today, we get the counter-protest...in the form of a “kiss-in” by gay couples angry about remarks made by company president Dan Cathy.

Will it be as successful?

Boycotts have a revered place in American history as an effective form of protest, in large part because of the role they played in the civil rights movement.

Lately, however, the tactic’s record is much more spotty. Looking at one list of current boycotts, I don’t see many, if any, that I’d count as successful.

Now, a “kiss-in” isn’t exactly the same thing as a boycott; I have no idea how many of the reported 15,000 people nationwide who say they’re participating in today’s protest will buy a chicken sandwich while they’re there. But it is similar in that it’s an attempt to shame a company into a certain action by applying public pressure.

My own theory about this is that activists are reaching a point of diminishing returns when it comes to pressuring corporations, in large part because they have succeeded in pressuring many companies into some form of “corporate social responsibility.” ...

So according to my theory, even setting aside the Cathy family’s obvious and longtime commitment to their beliefs, a company like Chick-fil-A feels less pressure to acquiesce to one group’s demands because it can point to a long list of corporate “good behavior.” The company and its owners stood on higher moral ground, so to speak, to start with.

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Just vote in the nearby poll and explain yourself in the comments thread below.

ADDED: I doubt this kind of action, while unrelated to kissing, will engender much sympathy for the cause of today’s protesters.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; eww; homofascism; homosexualagenda; ick; kissday; yuck
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In a word: No.
1 posted on 08/03/2012 9:56:30 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Most gays went on Wednesday due to free speech so I doubt the 10 folks who are making the most fuss will make a dent.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 9:59:02 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GO TO CHIC-FIL-A 1 AUGUST FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER (OR ALL))
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To: scottjewell

“Will today’s Chick-fil-A ‘kiss-in’ be successful?”

It will succeed in getting the MSM attention “O” likes to pander to voters.

Of course the MSM will spin it HIS way.


3 posted on 08/03/2012 10:01:18 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: scottjewell

When I swung by my local Chick-filet-A this morning on my way to work there were no “protesters”.

I voted “No” at 1:00 pm:

No (1,655 Votes)
Yes (121 Votes)
I don’t know (94 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,870


5 posted on 08/03/2012 10:03:58 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: scottjewell

Yep, for Chick Fil A. I’m guessing more people will want to watch the kiss in and then they’ll go inside get some chicken.


6 posted on 08/03/2012 10:03:58 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Not going to help their profile or garner sympathy, either.


7 posted on 08/03/2012 10:04:51 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: SMARTY
"We're goin to Chick-Fil-A today. You like chicken, don't you?"


8 posted on 08/03/2012 10:05:27 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Help. How do I put something in my tagline.)
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To: scottjewell
If the MSM gets a single photograph of two gay people who don't look physically repulsive kissing (versus the Million-Chick-fil-A Customers line), they will say it was successful and plaster the photo on every newspaper's page one!
9 posted on 08/03/2012 10:05:27 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: scottjewell

If you have to ask then you already have your answer.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 10:05:42 AM PDT by JPG (Mount your steeds. Nov '12 is for all the marbles.)
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To: JPG

Exactly. It’s a flop.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 10:07:16 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

that chick has a guys haircut.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 10:08:45 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SMARTY

Well, they’re going to have to out and out lie about numbers showing up. Unless they are all waiting for 8 pm, but that’s doubtful.


13 posted on 08/03/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: JPG
If you have to ask then you already have your answer.

The EVENING NEWS headliner will be,

"Was today's Chick-fil-A 'kiss-in' successful?"

See how easy journ-0-lism is ?

15 posted on 08/03/2012 10:09:22 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Help. How do I put something in my tagline.)
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To: scottjewell

It’s for the fops.


16 posted on 08/03/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Now how in the world am I supposed to ‘unsee’ that???


17 posted on 08/03/2012 10:10:12 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: scottjewell

I hope they all get Mono and herpes sores on their l;ips.

I can’t help it I am just a cruel, heterosexual


18 posted on 08/03/2012 10:11:12 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: JPG

Here are the numbers on the poll thus far:

No (1,759 Votes)
Yes (125 Votes)
I don’t know (98 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,982


19 posted on 08/03/2012 10:11:17 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

It’s after 1:00. Lunch Hour is over an NO reports of crowds at the Kiss Ins. EPIC FAIL!


20 posted on 08/03/2012 10:13:02 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: scottjewell
If successful = large turnout, then no.

If successful = media coverage and free PR, then yes.

And, it will be even more successful if they can get just one example of hate towards the kissers.

It might be a video, picture or photo that will do the trick.

Or, they’ll stage an “attack”.

21 posted on 08/03/2012 10:13:02 AM PDT by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: Venturer

I kind of have the same feeling. ;)


22 posted on 08/03/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

What did one lesbian frog say to the other lesbian frog? It DOES taste like chicken.


23 posted on 08/03/2012 10:13:32 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: scottjewell

Listening to Rush, thelocal station just finished their newsprogram. They say they have a news team atone CFA location and so far nothing is happening. No surprize.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 10:14:09 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: scottjewell

How is success meansured for an event like this?


26 posted on 08/03/2012 10:15:40 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: scottjewell

Biased Poll - Only choices:

- Yes

- I don’t know


27 posted on 08/03/2012 10:15:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: scottjewell
I had lunch at my local Chick-fil-A Wednesday, yesterday and today.

Wednesday was off the charts. Waited an hour. The place was mobbed (by a very polite mob)

Thursday seemed more like a regular day. Waited a few minutes, and everything seemed to be routine.

Today, business was up again. Not to Wednesday's level, but definitely more than yesterday. Waited about 15 minutes. They were busy, but keeping up. Saw one cup of Victory Water. Dude was such a loser, he couldn't even bring anybody with him to kiss, and I was not going to volunteer.

28 posted on 08/03/2012 10:16:10 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Iron Munro

Actually, if you view the poll results- the response has been massively and overwhelmingly “NO”.


29 posted on 08/03/2012 10:17:18 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Gay Guys Kiss At Obama Speech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-96LDARLW4


30 posted on 08/03/2012 10:17:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: scottjewell

Like you say, “No”. I just came back from a Montgomery County, MD store which was still very crowded and there were no protestors.


31 posted on 08/03/2012 10:18:12 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Eye bleach. STAT!


32 posted on 08/03/2012 10:18:17 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: massgopguy

I think it is a fail.


33 posted on 08/03/2012 10:18:42 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
The “buycott” of Chick-fil-A on Wednesday produced what the company will only describe as an “unprecedented day” for business. Today, we get the counter-protest...in the form of a “kiss-in” by gay couples angry about remarks made by company president Dan Cathy.

Will it be as successful?

LOL. Hundreds of thousands of people came out in support of Chic Fil A. Today, about 30 nasty, flaming homosexuals came out to flaunt their sex organs on the public street. Will the butt humpers protest be successful? If they pass out free fecal sandwiches or fisting kits to the liberal press, maybe. LOL

Just say NO to queerdom. Americans owe then nothing.

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35 posted on 08/03/2012 10:19:47 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: CityCenter

I would imagine by huge turn out. As on Wed. Not happening.
Unless they are waiting for the Get Equal crowd at 8 pm but i doubt it. I think its a flop.


36 posted on 08/03/2012 10:20:34 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: CityCenter

I’m guessing they will count the number of vomit puddles in the immediate vicinity of the store locations.


37 posted on 08/03/2012 10:20:50 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Sooth2222

“If the MSM gets a single photograph of two gay people who don’t look physically repulsive kissing”

How can they not look physically repulsive?


38 posted on 08/03/2012 10:20:54 AM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: scottjewell

39 posted on 08/03/2012 10:21:03 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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It will look bigger on TV than it actually is.

In Atlanta, they are planning an event at the CNN center building downtown from 5 to 9 PM.

This is a multi-story office building with a large atrium in the middle that has a food court on the bottom level. The building is difficult to access and (like most office buildings) empties out when everyone goes home for the evening. The protesters will, for the most part, have the food court to themselves.

And, of course, it houses the offices of CNN, who will surely be broadcasting the event live.


40 posted on 08/03/2012 10:21:59 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: scottjewell
Will today’s Chick-fil-A ‘kiss-in’ be successful?

How do you define "success"?

If success means getting Mr. Cathy to recant and state publically that he supports Gay Marriage, then they will not be successful.

If success means getting a turnout as large as Wednesday's (or one tenth Wednesday's), then they will not be successful be either measure.

If success means getting pictures of same-sex smooching into the newspaper and the local news, they will be successful in that. I can't imagine what they think they will have accomplished, however.

41 posted on 08/03/2012 10:22:11 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: KeyLargo

aww, how sweet....not.


42 posted on 08/03/2012 10:22:18 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Le Fags are not going to be spending much if any moola.

They will be trying to prove a point and not (NOT) supporting the business as our side did - by actually purchasing product.

Kiss this you mudda flocking dingbats! Lean over and grab yourself by the bootstraps and pull your heads out of that dark and dank crevasse you customarily place it in times like this.


43 posted on 08/03/2012 10:22:22 AM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: scottjewell

I went to the local one today. There were four protesters outside. One was dressed like a cow and had a sign that said “HATE is a fowl business practice”. That is not original. I have seen it elsewhere on the internet. One of the local TV stations was filming them. The TV station was not there on Wednesday when I was there.

Business inside was MUCH less than Wednesday. It was back to normal, which means a short line that moves fairly fast. On Wednesday, there were easily several hundred waiting in line when I left the building.


44 posted on 08/03/2012 10:22:47 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: scottjewell

Here’s the new attack strategy based on what I am seeing floating around the social networking sites: leftists are saying that it would have been nice to see lines to volunteer at soup kitchens rather than lines at Chick-Fil-A. Also, they are organizing some sort of food bank event to support equality. This tagline is some drivel like “They fed themselves to support Hate. Let’s feed others to support equality.”

Hilarious. They are actually attempting to chide a group that is far more charitable than they will ever be.

But that’s how they are going to attack now.


45 posted on 08/03/2012 10:24:37 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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“”...15,000 people nationwide who say they’re participating in today’s protest,...””

It looked like they had that many customers in the Hixson, TN store alone on Wednesday! These puffers are pikers.


46 posted on 08/03/2012 10:24:50 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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I hope a million gay couples show up at CFAs around the country, I hope pictures of them kissing are plastered all over the news and I hope 310 million Americans see it. Then we'll see if they thought their kiss-in as a great idea. Bring it!
48 posted on 08/03/2012 10:25:04 AM PDT by ryan71
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I like IowaHawk’s tweet: “Hawt lesbians making out and chicken sandwiches?!? Is this Heaven?”


49 posted on 08/03/2012 10:25:04 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: napscoordinator
Most gays went on Wednesday due to free speech so I doubt the 10 folks who are making the most fuss will make a dent.

But each of those ten will make the front page news. I have no doubt that a big part of what's going on today will be media driven, sort of like the way NBC rigs their "news" reports.

The media would have loved to ignore what went on Wednesday, but local media outlets simply couldn't ignore them... The fact that there had to be police directing traffic around every Chick-Fil-A in the greater KC area precluded them being able to ignore it.

Mark

50 posted on 08/03/2012 10:25:34 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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