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  • Courting The Beer Vote

    08/16/2012 2:24:51 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 8 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | August 16, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    In all sobriety, the Washington Post actually ran an article on Obama’s beer preferences and how he is using his love of beer to connect with the masses, particularly “middle-America independents.” “According to Scarborough USA, 35 percent of these voters say they’ve had a beer in the past 30 days, compared with 30 percent of Democrats and 27 percent of Republicans,” writes Amy Gardner on August 14. “The numbers are even starker when focused on microbrews, with 45 percent of independents saying they drank one in the past month — and only 25 percent of Democrats and 23 percent of...
  • US Sugar Policy: Not So Sweet for the Economy

    08/16/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT · by 92nina · 39 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-13 | Laurel Kays
    According the USDA estimates, the United States will use approximately 11,885,000 tons of sugar in fiscal year 2012-2013. Yet despite this incredibly large and ever increasing use of sugar, few Americans are aware of the economic price we pay for the government’s cartel-like control of the US sugar market. With Congress expected to reconsider the 2012 Farm Bill when it returns to DC in September, it is important to understand how this control operates and the economic harm it causes to US interests. Sugar prices in the United States are kept artificially high through a 3-part system of economic controls....
  • Mrs. Obama, get your hands off Gabby Douglas’s Egg McMuffin, and ours

    08/14/2012 6:23:14 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 26 replies ^ | August 14, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    On Monday’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas confessed that she celebrated her gold medal by enjoying a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. For a 16 year-old who has been training for years and working non-stop such a guilty pleasure was certainly deserved. Unfortunately, seated next to Gabby on the couch was First Lady Michelle Obama, the nation’s unofficial health and wellness czar. She was taken aback by the youngster’s “shocking” meal choice. She told Douglas that “you’re setting me back” and that in her view Americans should not be encouraged to eat Egg McMuffins.
  • Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s and In-N-Out Burger: Spare us your fast-food righteousness

    08/13/2012 8:28:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Local ^ | August 13, 2012 | Petula Dvorak
    Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach? Politics and all things fried, fatty and fast are becoming intertwined to the point of absurdity. We’ve got the Papa John’s pizza guys weighing in on the health-care debate, while the burger slingers out west at In-N-Out can’t serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse. The craziness of fast-food commentary on social issues became obvious to me when I stumbled into a totally earnest discussion at a party last week by a bunch of Washingtonians who personally support the right to same-sex marriage, but are also...
  • Obamacare's Pizza Tax: Taxing an Even Larger Slice

    08/13/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Justin Sykes
    Papa John's founder John Schnatter caused a stir this week with his comment that the Obamacare law would cause a "hike in pizza prices." The most stirring thing about John Schnatter's statement is...that it's true. As a result of Obamacare employers such as John Schnatter will be forced to change their workforce strategy, which means increasing the costs of products offered to consumers as well as layoffs. In a study recently released by Mercer, analysts surveyed 1,203 employers, 60% of which were preparing for an increase in cost as a direct result of Obamacare. Of employers hit the hardest by...
  • Tiny, Totally Unrelated Canadian Chain Takes Hit in Chick-fil-A Controversy (Muslim-owned)

    08/12/2012 2:38:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 12, 2012 | Nick Carbone
    They already had a tough time getting noticed – overshadowed by the similarly-named American chain – but metro Toronto chicken restaurant Chick-Felay’s has been unwittingly pulled into a gay-marriage controversy it didn’t create. The furor was sparked, of course, by Chick-fil-A, the major chain based thousands of miles away in Atlanta, Ga., but Chick-Felay’s has been forced to assure incensed customers that they aren’t part of it. Chick-Felay’s staff was understandably confused when a few patrons accused them of working at a “discriminatory” company or refused to pay after ordering. ”The servers were like, ‘What’s going on?’” Chick-Felay’s founder and...
  • How Diet Coke Became the World's Liquid Crack of Choice

    08/11/2012 1:09:41 PM PDT · by thecodont · 73 replies ^ | AUG 8, 2012 1:30 PM | Katie J.M. Baker
    Diet Coke turns 30 this year, and despite health concerns and an rocky advertising trajectory (remember Paula Abdul dancing with dead celebrities?), the Thank-God-It's-Not-Sugar-But-Hopefully-Aspartame-Won't-Kill-You beverage is doing better than ever. Diet Coke has held the title of second most popular soda in the world (after regular Coke) for two years running — 40% of colas currently sold are either Diet Coke or Coke Zero — and it seems like more people are now drinking it for the taste instead of as a diet aid. But it wasn't always this way. When Diet Coke was introduced in 1982, "it was too...
  • Artist who took credit for Torrance Chick-fil-A vandalism arrested

    08/09/2012 5:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Kate Mather
    Torrance police have arrested a West Hollywood artist who allegedly painted the words "Tastes like hate" on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant last week. Manuel Castro, 30, was arrested on suspicion of vandalism about 7 p.m. Wednesday in West Hollywood, said Torrance police Sgt. Steve Jenkinson. Investigators are also working to identify a person of interest "who may have been involved in the commission of this crime." The graffiti — accompanied by a representation of a cow holding a paint brush — appeared during a week of demonstrations at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide sparked by company President Dan Cathy's public...
  • Young Entrepreneuress Opts For Body Over Brains

    08/09/2012 11:23:42 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 9, 2012 | JP
    I caught a segment on the Phoenix local news about the Grand Opening of Barista Café, which welcomes its first patrons this upcoming Sunday. I wondered why the opening of yet another coffee shop would generate such buzz. As it turns out, Barista Café is not the usual coffee shop. Its competition is not Starbucks or Peets or Coffee Beanery. No, it’s targeting the market served by such franchises as Hooters, Twin Peaks and Tilted Kilt (which also got its start in Arizona). That’s because Barista Café is a “bikini” coffee shop, one of the nation’s first, if not the...
  • Commentary: Chick-fil-a day only fattened Cathy's wallet (Hurl, you will)

    08/08/2012 11:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    You know all those people who made last Wednesday the most profitable single day in Chick-fil-A’s history? I’m still trying to figure out how they managed to eat the thousands of chicken sandwiches they bought – while simultaneously patting themselves on the back with both hands in honor of their political stand. By filling Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s coffers with even more moolah than usual, many somehow feel they were striking a blow for traditional marriage and free speech in America. Buffalo chips. They didn’t do a thing in the world except help fatten a corporate chieftain’s bottom line and...
  • City of Tuscumbia votes to invite Chick-fil-A to build

    08/07/2012 7:14:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WAFF-TV ^ | August 7, 2012 | Marie Waxel
    The city of Tuscumbia is reaching out to Chick-fil-A despite recent controversy. The city wants the restaurant to build in Tuscumbia. "We believe in living and let live and as long as you're not violating anybody's constitutional rights or laws we welcome any business to come in and do their kind of business," said Mayor Bill Shoemaker. Monday night, the city council unanimously approved a resolution to formally invite Chick-fil-A to the city, despite controversy surrounding a comment made by the company's president regarding his stance on gay marriage. "There's been a lot of people beleaguering him and his company,...
  • Gay activists counter Chick-fil-A with Starbucks appreciation day [Yawn!]

    08/06/2012 11:14:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2012 | Tiffany Hsu
    Gay marriage activists are planning to swarm Starbucks on Tuesday in an attempt to counter the record sales from last week’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The chicken chain enjoyed a surge of support during the Wednesday event, dreamed up by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy went on the record backing the “biblical definition of the family unit.” A follow-up protest from Chick-fil-A critics on Friday, which was dubbed Same Sex Kiss Day, was more subdued. Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are trying again Tuesday with National Marriage Equality Day, initiated by Equally Wed,...
  • VANITY: For Those of You Who Use Coupons. . .

    08/06/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 11 replies
    For those of you who use coupons but despise the liberal fish wrappers that carry them, what's a frugal person to do?
  • Old Country Store

    08/05/2012 12:56:58 PM PDT · by djone · 21 replies
    Bologna came in a stick, 5" diameter by 30" long, when someone asked for a half pound of bologna the grocer put it up on the saw, asked "thick or thin?" and sliced, put them on the scale and wrapped it up in white butcher paper. The bologna ends however went home cause people felt slighted if you sold them anything less than a full slice........
  • Chick-Fil-A, Not Cruz, Shows Enduring Strength Of Tea Party (Don't read while eating)

    08/02/2012 11:47:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Fort Worth Weekly ^ | August 2, 2012 | Andrew McLemore
    For two days, the surprise victory of Ted Cruz was all anybody could talk about. The Tea Party upstart who beat back establishment candidate David Dewhurst for the Texas Senate was the biggest sign yet of the enduring — and growing — political strength of the religious right. It was the best example until yesterday anyway, when thousands of Americans swarmed Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the country, buying chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and large helpings of spite. It all started about a week ago, when Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy said the nation was “inviting God’s judgment” by trying to “redefine” marriage...
  • Chicago Chick-fil-A supporters to Mayor Rahm Emanuel: 'Do not disrespect us'

    08/02/2012 11:19:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 1, 2012 | Radell Smith
    CHICAGO, Illinois Mayor Rahm Emanuel stepped off a political cliff when he said Chick-fil-A’s values were not Chicago’s values, and some of his constituents are telling him so on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. And others may choose to do so at the polls during his next election. The former White House employee obviously forgot that he represents all of Chicago’s citizens and not just those who share his views, like the minority that believe in same-sex marriage. He also appeared to forget that he needs those Christian voters who helped put him into office the first time, like Reginald Baucus,...
  • Have your fill of Chick-Fil-A? "Clucken-A", I have

    08/02/2012 4:30:19 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 15 replies ^ | August 2, 2012 | Bayoubuzz Staff
    Have you gotten your fill of the Chick-fil-A, gay debate? "Cluckin, A" We would use another word in place of "cluck", but, hey, this site is rated for "Family Values" only. In other words, no fowl language.
  • Chick-Fil-A and Human Rights

    08/02/2012 4:21:18 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 2, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Freedoms of religion, speech, press and peaceful assembly are among the most important human rights we have. There is no "human right" to compel anyone to agree with one's political, religious or other views. To my regret, I did not dine at Chick-Fil-A yesterday. I live in the somewhat remote and rural highlands of the Republic of Panama and the nearest Chick-Fil-A is probably more than a thousand miles distant; going to one would have been inconvenient. However, many more people than usual apparently did find it convenient to go, judging by abundant photos on the internet. Here is one:...
  • Don't deport the 'tamale lady'

    08/02/2012 10:41:15 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | August 2, 2012 | Ruben Navarrette Jr
    San Diego, California (CNN) -- Juana Reyes didn't think that selling chicken, pork and chili cheese tamales would buy her a one-way ticket out of the country. But it just might. Reyes is a Sacramento, California, woman who the media is calling "the tamale lady." A 46-year-old single mother of two and illegal immigrant, Reyes faces deportation by the Obama administration. So what's the problem? Aren't illegal immigrants supposed to be deported?Sure. But there are rules to the game, and the administration keeps breaking them. This case undermines the claim that the immigration crackdown is targeting hardened criminals. Reyes' trouble...
  • Erie Pa: still packin em in @ 8:20pm

    08/01/2012 5:22:27 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 21 replies
    Update: people in line laughing a singing happy birthday to a little girl. Folks inline from northern ohio, southern new york. Hearing woman @ drive thru. They are out of milk shakes. Got cool photos of folks in line. We need some kind of app build an app for JR.