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  • NotYetInACamp

    No. CHICK-FIL-A owners are usually Christian.

    • John

      Don’t you mean “Easter Worshipers”?

      • JTC

        @John…hardly. See my comment and link downthread.

  • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman

    Ummmmmmmm………. Chick-fil-a.

  • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman

    Yep. Like “Syndrome” said in The Incredibles”, “when everyone is special, no one is”.

  • WayneM

    When my kids came home from high school a decade or so ago using the word “racist” to describe basically anything and everything, I found it disconcerting.

    Me: “Did you do your homework?”
    Son: “Of course! Stop being racist!”
    Me: “How is checking your homework racist?”
    Son: “It just is.” followed by laughter…

    I asked the kids about that and where they figured it was going. They said all of the kids are making jokes like that. I pointed out my concern that when everyone is racist, nobody is racist… and they shrugged their shoulders.

    The only upside that I see is that means racism must be such a non-issue that it can be made into an ongoing bad joke…

    MmMMmmm… Chick-Fil-A…

    • interventor

      Sounds like when kids said “That’s so gay” a few years ago, Most of them didn’t know what gay was. But, teachers and such went bat shait crazy.

    • The 300

      Racism is so prevalent in the US that the hate crimes have to be faked.

  • JTC

    Chick-Fil-A is now no.2 in fast food and gaining.

    They played chicken with the real fascists and they are winning.

    But of course some -even on our side- think we should just let them take our words and our crappy gunstock accessories because they are not important enough to fight for…willingly accepting death by a thousand tiny cuts. Not Chick-Fil-A. And not me.

    • Punta Gorda

      That’s all fine and I’m quite happy for them… but Good Lord how I hate chicken.

      20 years USN. Just about every meal involved some “creative” implementation of that nasty bird.

      I’d take kimchi and rice anytime just to not have to eat chicken.

      • interventor

        In Nam, our mess hall had rice and chicken and chicken and rice for two meals a day. When, they served it for breakfast, the entire unit, except the cooks, lined up at the orderly room to complain. Even C rats looked good.

        • Ed Brault

          Were the next two weeks a choice of either liver or fish? ;~)

          Zar Belk!

    • JTC

      Playing chicken with the devil, and the devil blinked…

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/warren-calls-for-massive-student-debt-relief-and-free-public-college-tuition/ar-BBWaYx4?li=BBnbfcL

      Sorry for those whose military experience gave them a chicken pox (heh), but I wonder if giving a whole boneless breast of chicken sandwich a try could change that from the McChicken model of ground up beaks and feet (“parts is parts”) that probably was used in military mess as well.

      They are being banned from some leftist city airport food courts and colleges, how evil an agenda is that? Worst case you can toss it or give it to the dog and you would have still supported one of the very few unapologetic supporters of conservative and Christian values. Have to help them that helps us, and it is worth saying that their success is based not just on their facing down the dark side but also on a truly superior product and service…”It’s my pleasure” comes with every single order.

  • Fronk!

    What a sad, sad place this country is becoming…

  • Bill G

    The Age of Enlightenment called for the use and celebration of reason. The left is calling for an Age of Endarkenment.

    • eon

      Thank the French Revolution. They went all-in on ignorance and mysticism because “reason” (not to mention Christianity) were considered to be the delusions of the nobility. Among other things, they were the first Western state to outlaw Christianity- following the example of Islam.

      Antoine Lavoisier was a good example of their opinion of “reason”;

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Lavoisier

      The scientist who discovered hydrogen and oxygen (and named them), he was a French “minor nobility” type who threw in his lot with the revolutionaries. In the internal conflicts within the Revolutionary political matrix, he was essentially framed for a financial crime- and guillotined.

      The moral is that you can’t trust a homicidal loony to be anything but a homicidal loony. And the left pride themselves on being exactly that.

      clear ether

      eon

      • interventor

        The Scottish Enlightenment reconciled science and religion. Then, went on to build the modern world.
        The French Enlightenment destroyed Europe.

        • WayneM

          I wish more people understood these simple truths although, to be fair, the Scots let a few Brit philosophers chime in as well.

          • interventor

            One assumes you mean the English or Sassenach? All on the isle of Great Britain are Brits. A few sneaked in.

        • John

          And they are still at it.

          • John

            Destroying Europe that is.

      • kadaka

        “The scientist who discovered hydrogen and oxygen”

        Englishman Joseph Priestly discovered oxygen in 1774, later moved to Northumberland PA. In 1766 Englishman Henry Cavendish produced hydrogen, Lavoisier named it. Likewise he named oxygen.

        Dang Frenchies, they keep taking credit for what hardworking English people did.

        American Chemicals Society (ACS): Joseph Priestley and the Discovery of Oxygen

        • NotYetInACamp

          Ensign Chekhov said that the Russians invented it.
          While Engineer Scott “Scotty” continued running the wessell.
          And the Captain was chasing … well. we all know what the Captain was chasing.

  • Van

    Punta Gorda, I feel your pain! I put in almost 26 in the Navy. My memories of abominable chow center around the infamous CHICKEN FRIED STEAK and versions therof. Back in the day, the Navy bought beef graded ‘canner and cutter’. At least that’s what it said on the brown box with the crescent moon stamped on it. Contrary to popular myth, the SOS was pretty damned good, though.

    • Punta Gorda

      Funny bit. My Dad (Ex Army) taught me how to make SOS. Good stuff when done right.

      As for beef.. my first working party after Boot camp was stacking boxes of “Grade D beef” in the freezer at the Service School Command galley.

  • Browncoat

    Chick-Fil-A doesn’t offer “white” or “dark”. It’s all just chicken. A ‘hidden’ message perhaps?

    • tx2stpr

      Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

  • Tagg

    Chick Filet uses all breast meat. Why wouldnt they be hugely successful?? Just look at how many breast fans visit right here at DBD every day, myself included.

    • GWB

      WINNER! πŸ™‚

    • WayneM

      Winner winner!
      Chicken dinner!

  • eon

    The left calls everybody else “Fascists”.

    The basic tenets of Fascism are;

    1. Anti-Semitism; they really, really hate Jews.

    2. An infatuation with Eastern mysticism, especially the Islamic version, inherited from the “German Romantic” literary movement of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries AD.

    3. A hatred of modern, industrial, technological civilization as “unnatural”; they demand a “return to the soil”, with only such technology as can be used to destroy their enemies being considered allowable (hence, the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe).

    4. A sharp divide between an exalted “ruling class” and everybody else.

    5. A belief in the innate superiority of one “race” over another, and a hatred of “mixing” such.

    6. A belief that they (the fascists) are entitled to use violence against anybody and everybody else, either to achieve their goals or just because they feel like hurting somebody.

    7. Vegetarianism regarded as not merely “good” (which it really isn’t, medically speaking) but holy.

    8. A hatred of tobacco use coupled with an exaltation of other drugs, notably hashish, hemp, and (yes) marijuana.

    9. A determination to eradicate civilization as a whole, so that its remnants will be puzzled over a thousand years in the future by whatever “scholars” there might be.

    And

    10. The worship of a leader as a living god.

    That is the definition of “fascism”.

    It is also a description of the tenets of the modern day “enlightened” left. I don’t know too many “conservatives” that would agree with any of the above.

    If the mavens of the left want to see real fascism in action, they should start by looking in a mirror.

    clear ether

    eon

    • Doggo

      Number 5 could go either way, but otherwise spot on.

      • eon

        I forgot to mention;

        11. A rejection of Christianity and a demand for return to ancient pagan beliefs. Thus, worshiping “Holy Mother Gaia”, which puts them right back with the ancient Persians.

        There really ism’t anywhere the post-modern “progressives” have gone that the fascists of a century ago didn’t get to first.

        clear ether

        eon

    • The 300

      This may be splitting hairs eon, but most of the characteristics you pointed out are characteristics of Nazis, not Fascists. And while all Nazis are Fascist, not all Fascists are Nazis.

      4, 6 and 10 were followed by the blackshirts throughout Europe following Mussolini’s invention of modern Fascism. He was originally a Socialist, but felt that the Socialist Internationale was too much under the control of Russian Communists and had nothing to offer Italy, so he took the protofascism of Italy and grafted on his own version of nationalist Socialism onto it as he took over the Party.

      1,2,3,5,7, 8, were mostly Nazi additions to Fascism.

      • eon

        Il Duce wanted modern civilization gone, too, as part of his dream of recreating the Roman Empire that had been dead for about 13 centuries before he was born.

        As for his racial superiority creds, look up the Italian atrocities in Ethiopia and Albania (1923-39) and the “miscegenation law” of 1924 sometime.

        cheers

        eon

  • I wish Chick-fil-a would open a store nearer me, my nearest is near 100 miles away. Damn that makes for a long day. Although, if I happen to be in that city for some reason, winner!

  • kadaka

    Chickens are fast food for predators, meat chickens only take about 8 to 12 weeks until they’re mature and tasty. Pigs and cows are major investments in comparison, yet with specials and my freezer pork and sometimes beef is cheaper than chicken. Heck, last week I thawed and cooked a nice boneless pork roast that was just past the second anniversary of the sell-by date. Delicious!

    • JTC

      Welcome back k-man…

      FWIW you are not the first or only commenter who tends toward confrontational (or as my old blog “about” page says, contrarian) who has received a gentle and just comeuppance from our host…

      …ask me how I know. πŸ˜‰

      • kadaka

        I wasn’t gone that long. I just took the hint from the gods and devoted some more time for studying.

        HTML5 Tutorial

        Go there, learn how to make web pages with a simple word processor. You can also learn CSS stylesheets, Javascript, for free. Heck, just learning how to make a table quick to organize some pics is a useful skill, no expensive web designer/illustrator package needed.

  • JTC

    24hrs just seems like a virtual lifetime based on recent activity πŸ™‚

    I’ll pass on the ‘puter fu myself, but have fun.

    Would suggest a refresher on 1A and 2A to better understand the dangers of too easily relenquishing components of those though, as well as the chain of command of them, and too obediently accepting the dictus of gov wonks.

    • kadaka

      You quickly dismiss looking at the code of a page you’re trying to view online and knowing what it does on your computer, and writing simple pages you control without the mysterious bloat of “drop pics here click publish” composing software. Well, it probably won’t hurt you.

      BTW, online for 15 years now has been the famous Not Pron riddle, puzzle, game whatever, has 140 levels. Spoiler alert, solving many levels requires looking at a page’s code for hints and info. You can hide a lot of stuff in code.

      • Chris Muir

        Both of you add gold…but do not snark against other commenters. My only rule.

        • JTC

          Making it the golden rule…I like it.

        • kadaka

          But as historically been a problem on these here intrawebs, one man’s statement is another man’s snark, or otherwise is somehow something someone is gonna decide to be upset with. Since I am not in the head of the person who writes something, I found it works best to simply read anything as being neutral-sounding unless otherwise indicated, and assume joking before insulting. Better for the blood pressure and digestion.

          • JTC

            Agreed, but while I may consider an animated tete-a-tete enjoyable and stimulating, my wife says I will argue with a fencepost (she’s sorta right, with apologies to all those intertoob fenceposts out there), the host prefers to preclude same of an internecine nature…and he is the host, who I prefer to keep happy and productive of arguably the best product said ‘toob has to offer.

  • Silly people. Snark within the family can indeed lead to stress.

    • JTC

      “Silly people.”

      Stressin’ me out with that snark bro!

      JK, as stated above you are right. πŸ˜‰

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