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Ten reasons why Chick-fil-A 'ME Day' counter strike is a 'fluster cluck'
Examiner ^ | Aug 7 2012 | Patricia Campion

Posted on 08/07/2012 1:35:09 PM PDT by scottjewell

On Aug. 1, thousands flocked to local restaurants in support of National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. For the Aug. 7 National Marriage Equality Day -- not so much...Just might smash last week's "Kiss In" record for epic fail on the "fluster cluck" meter.

According to their website, gay rights activists at Equally Wed Magazine launched a campaign Tuesday designed to counter the highly successful outcome of last week’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, during which the company announced “record sales.”

Here are ten reasons why this counter offensive qualifies as a "fluster cluck."

According to the Urban Dictionary, a “fluster cluck” is defined as:

A miserable disorganized event, similar to a cluster (expletive deleted), however, a splendid time was had by all. Shared misery with friends.

Reason One: Naming the event.

Originally, the plan was to call the affair, “National Starbucks Appreciation Day,” in honor of the coffee chain’s support of activist efforts to legalize gay marriage.

Unfortunately, a number of other factions already had dibs on that moniker. So, they had to pick another name.

In an effort to heighten awareness for all companies and nonprofits contributing to the fight for marriage equality, we’ve decided to rename August 7 as National Marriage Equality Day.

First problem solved.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barf; homosexualagenda
Great piece. Really wortth reading the whole thing. And, Yep, another flop today.
1 posted on 08/07/2012 1:35:18 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

I don’t see any ten reasons, I see a blog excerpt.

And why would you post anything from “Examiner” as “News”?

It’s a blog, one of the scummiest.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 1:37:58 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: scottjewell

I predict that the next battle will occur after the college football season when teams are chosen for the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. You know that the rabble rousers at any college will make hay and pressure their athletic departments to decline the invitiation.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 1:44:54 PM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: scottjewell

—On Aug. 1, thousands flocked to local restaurants in support of National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. —

Thousands? Yep. That covers the one CFA in my town. How about the other 1,600?

It could be argued that it involved millions.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 1:45:41 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: humblegunner

I love the examiner. There are a lot of different stories from a lot of different authors there.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 1:47:25 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: scottjewell

I’m not really sureif anyone showed up at my CFA location in Metairie, Louisiana where on Aug 1 the lines were blocks long long into the night.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 1:50:52 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: humblegunner

It is an excerpt which continues. Sorry for not posting in the blog section; seems now I ought to have. I do like the piece, though.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 1:53:43 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: cuban leaf
I love the examiner.

Queers love butsecks. It takes all types, I guess.

There are a lot of different stories

Stolen material. Not stories.

from a lot of different authors there.

They are not authors. It's a pay-per-hit blog.

Those maggots re-word MSM stories and sucker you into giving them a hit.

Don't be a sucker.

8 posted on 08/07/2012 1:54:40 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: cuban leaf

Thanks for that. Yes, it is diverse. I only post pieces from there which I find well-written and relevant. ;-)


9 posted on 08/07/2012 1:55:24 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The fluster cluck crowd should have called their failed event the “National Sex Pervert Disgusting Display With Which No Normal Mother And Father Wants Themselves Or Their Children Associated Day”


10 posted on 08/07/2012 2:02:07 PM PDT by twister881
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To: humblegunner

Where did that come from? If you don’t like the site, fine. I not only enjoy the op-ed stuff there, but I can comment on stuff I disagree with. Frankly, I think we conservatives should spam such articles with comments. That kind of site is where the war for our country’s future is being fought.

IOW, in a way I consider it my patriotic duty to read and comment on stories not only at the examiner, but other sites as well. The silent majority should be silent no more.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 2:03:33 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: twister881

Well, seems they are being paid back for their arrogance with another flop. And being narcissistic, this is something which they don’t tolerate well.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 2:05:35 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: humblegunner

humblegunner, You do see that this piece is anti-gay advocacy? It is also well-written. Maybe you should just skip this thread if this bothers you so much.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 2:07:50 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: jimmygrace
I predict that the next battle will occur after the college football season when teams are chosen for the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. You know that the rabble rousers at any college will make hay and pressure their athletic departments to decline the invitiation.

Depends on the schools. If it's a couple of good 'ol Ag and Engineering Schools like Virginia Tech and Mississippi State, they'll be laughed out of the stadium. However, if it's Ole Miss and North Carolina, they'll be French-kissing each other all over the Chik-Fil-A Bowl Fanfare.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 2:11:23 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: scottjewell
Wait. Equally Wed is on a Tues? I thought it was tomorrow.
George confused.
15 posted on 08/07/2012 2:11:48 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: scottjewell
Maybe you should just skip this thread if this bothers you so much.

And maybe you should skip diverting traffic to the Examiner blog since it bothers me so much.

Because that wretched hive of scum and villainy is not a source of anything except thieves scamming hits.

And by posting it here, you enable them.

16 posted on 08/07/2012 2:12:44 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

One thing that keeps being missed- CFA Appreciation day was in RESPONSE to the scheduled “kiss in”.

Just because it occurred before the homos’ demonstration doesn’t mean that it was organized first.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 2:18:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: scottjewell

Sorry, Scott. Now you know too much, and we have to zot you. Been nice knowing you...I really liked you!


18 posted on 08/07/2012 2:23:42 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: humblegunner

Well, let’s not call it that.
Just wanted to post a humorous piece about how Marriage Equality day was a joke.
I really don’t know zip about the Examiner, truth be told...but I had seen other FReepers post from there and....let’s just drop it :-(


19 posted on 08/07/2012 2:29:12 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Cyber Liberty

:-( liked you as well.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 2:30:33 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Turn that frown upside down! You’ll be fine! I was just giving you the business....

:^)


21 posted on 08/07/2012 2:33:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Ha, ok :-)


22 posted on 08/07/2012 2:37:39 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

“Great piece. Really worth reading the whole thing.”

It was.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 3:13:24 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: pops88

Thank you for that. :-)


24 posted on 08/07/2012 3:19:52 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Thank you, Scott. Your support (and assistance in spreading the patriotic word) is most appreciated.

Sincerely,
Patricia Campion


25 posted on 08/07/2012 3:35:29 PM PDT by Hunt4RedNovember (Award winning political op-ed/analysis contributor for Yahoo U.S. News, Examiner and Tampa Tribune.)
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To: Hunt4RedNovember

You are most welcome.

Excellent and eloquent piece, making important points.
You are a fine writer.

Very best regards;

SJ


26 posted on 08/07/2012 3:40:33 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: humblegunner

“Stolen material?”

Is that what you call articles based on “sourced” information these days?

“They are not authors. It’s a pay-per-hit blog.”

Is that another clever way of saying I “didn’t build that?”

Curiously, the politics editors who PAY me to WRITE articles (before my articles are published and receive a single “pay-per-hit” feature) at Yahoo! U.S. News and the Tampa Tribune don’t feel that way.

“Those maggots re-word MSM stories and sucker you into giving them a hit.”

Show me ANY MSM article that approached this story from this same perspective — and used the same links to the same “sourced” facts as I used — and quote the segments where I re-worded another writer’s premise to call it my own.

... and your penchant for name calling... classy... But “it takes all types, I guess.”


27 posted on 08/07/2012 3:53:43 PM PDT by Hunt4RedNovember (Award winning political op-ed/analysis contributor for Yahoo U.S. News, Examiner and Tampa Tribune.)
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To: Hunt4RedNovember

I don’t recall having addressed anything to you.

If you would like my assessment of your blogpimping endeavors,
I’d suggest you show me some links to your blog-full-of-stolen-material.

You don’t merit any research. Show the pimping data on your own.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 4:04:57 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: humblegunner

“I don’t recall having addressed anything to you.”

Attacking me and my credibility IS addressing me, you self-inflated, idiocy-pimp.

“If you would like my assessment of your blogpimping endeavors...”

Nobody wants — nor is anyone willing to pay you for — your “assessment” of ANYthing.

I, on the other hand, have three news outlets paying me to write my opinions, and numerous other news outlets (like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Times, various government and legal websites)willing to pay THEM to pick up the articles they pay me to write.

You, on the other hand, are allowed to post your uninformed blather on the comment boards of blog sites (where articles written by people like me are cross-posted) for FREE!!!!

I wonder if Drudge will ever pick up on one of YOUR pieces of enlightened commentary?

“I’d suggest you show me some links to your blog-full-of-stolen-material.”

I did show the links to the sources for my ORIGINAL article, you delightfully entertaining moron.

Had you the wherewithal to actually locate the link to my article (which Scott provided when sharing the excerpt), you would SEE the “links” (also known as “anchor text”... those would be the words in the article that appear in light blue, underlined text)which back up my ORIGINAL perspective on this story directly from the source of my facts.

(Please don’t tell me that I need to explain how to click on the the links, so you will be automatically taken to the SOURCE for that particular fact.)

But I am beginning to think that you couldn’t find your own butt cheeks with both of your hands tied behind your back.

Just as I backed up MY opinions with researched links... have the gonads to back up YOUR accusations and insults with the same effort...

“You don’t merit any (further) research. Show the pimping data on your own.”

At least I have enough faith in MY opinions to put my name AND my face to them. YOU hide behind the anonymity of an oxymoron screen name like... “humblegunner.”

Tell you what... Google MY name (Patricia Campion, just as it appears in the by-line of my articles)... Then Google YOUR name (whatever that may be)... Then see which of us actually registers enough hits to qualify as someone recognized as being politically informed.

(Be sure to include “first contributor in Yahoo history to win a Rising Star Award, for page views, and Contributor of the Year, for content in the category of politics” simultaneously... and “Content of the Year 2011”... also Google my name and “Tampa Tribune” The tribune is also a print newspaper, by the way... One of the largest in Florida...)

Too much homework for you, sweetie?... Yeah...
That’s why people like me become credentialed journalists and people like you... don’t.

Well, at least I’ve learned one thing from engaging in an exchange with someone as incapable of navigating their way through the real world such as yourself... I finally know who they put those Braille buttons on the keypad at the drive-through ATM machine for.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 8:38:48 PM PDT by Hunt4RedNovember (Award winning political op-ed/analysis contributor for Yahoo U.S. News, Examiner and Tampa Tribune.)
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To: Hunt4RedNovember
That’s why people like me become credentialed journalists

If you're such hot stuff there sweetiecakes, why are you "writing" at Examiner?

You seem to have delusions of.. adequacy.

30 posted on 08/07/2012 11:40:32 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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