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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:16 pm

Meade wrote: Romney wants individuals acting freely in free markets to redistribute wealth, goods, and services.

How did that work out for Bush (Jr.) during his two terms?

Meade wrote:Obama has had four years. He's come up short. Elect Romney.

Says the guy who voted for Bush (Jr.) twice.
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:19 pm

Meade wrote: Romney wants individuals acting freely in free markets to redistribute wealth, goods, and services.


They have the ability to do that RIGHT NOW. They're not and these companies are making record profits and holding onto the money.

Do you blame a bad economy ENTIRELY on politicians. That would be stupid.
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby peripat » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:34 pm

The free markets have been redistributing wealth for years. The only problem is that they have taken it from us and distributed it upward to the rich. Everyone else has been getting poorer. Businesses now seem to exist mostly to accumulate money.
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby gargantua » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:09 pm

peripat wrote: Businesses now seem to exist mostly to accumulate money.


Just curious....what did they used to exist for?

I tend to agree that your observation may apply to most big businesses. I know a few small business people that do what they do because they like it, they fill a need, and it's just how they make a living.
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby johnfajardohenry » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:43 pm

Huckleby wrote:
That phrase came from a George Orwell book. Since Orwell was a socialist


I've never understood why people call Orwell a Socialist. He might have been mildly socialist or socialistic but he seems more like a social democrat or, as we might call it in the US, a progressive.

He was one heckuva good writer/journalist.


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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Kenneth Burns » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:29 am

Kenneth Burns wrote:I stopped patronizing Chick-fil-A as much in sorrow as in anger. The food is good, and I grew up eating it. For years, when I made return trips to the South, Chick-fil-A was often on my tour de junk food, along with Krispy Kreme, which is everywhere now, and Krystal.

Now that I've moved back to Tennessee, I have more opportunities not to eat at Chick-fil-A.


Maybe soon I can eat Chick-fil-A again. Does anybody remember laughter?

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national ... ago/57005/
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Kenneth Burns » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:21 am

Anti-gay activists can now begin staging straight kiss-ins at Chick-fil-A outlets around the country.
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:14 pm

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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Petro » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:41 pm

While the company memo "Chick-fil-A: Who We Are," released last week, does use language quoted by Moreno, the document goes on to reaffirm the company's commitment to funding pro-marriage groups, although the document does not clarify as to which groups.


How do you call yourself pro-marriage when you're only in favor of preventing people from getting married? That's like claiming a Chinese family that chooses to abort their female fetus (to hold out for a boy) is somehow "pro-life".
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Kenneth Burns » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:44 pm

It's all very confusing. The company's CEO and its PR people don't always seem to be on the same page.
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby kurt_w » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:49 pm

johnfajardohenry wrote:
Huckleby wrote:
That phrase came from a George Orwell book. Since Orwell was a socialist


I've never understood why people call Orwell a Socialist. He might have been mildly socialist or socialistic but he seems more like a social democrat or, as we might call it in the US, a progressive.

He was one heckuva good writer/journalist.


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People call Orwell a socialist because he was a socialist. He was anti-communist, anti-Stalin, anti-USSR ... And fervently socialist.

A lot of people on the US right wing seem to have difficulty grasping that. It might have something to do with their weird inability to differentiate among Obama-style centrism, progressivism, western European-style socialism, and communism.
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Petro » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:53 pm

kurt_w wrote:People call Orwell a socialist because he was a socialist. He was anti-communist, anti-Stalin, anti-USSR ... And fervently socialist.

A lot of people on the US right wing seem to have difficulty grasping that. It might have something to do with their weird inability to differentiate among Obama-style centrism, progressivism, western European-style socialism, and communism.



There are few things in life more hilariously pathetic than a tea party member railing against the evils of socialism while astride a medicare-funded Rascal Scooter.
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Kenneth Burns » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:37 am

Maybe we'll never really know the truth. Chick-fil-A is like the Marabar Caves in "A Passage to India." You shout, and all you hear back is noise. With pickle chips.
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Madcity Expat » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:40 am

johnfajardohenry wrote:I've never understood why people call Orwell a Socialist.

People call him that because he identified himself that way. Although his own definition of socialism was very broad - "liberty and justice" - and he was extremely critical of several other strains of socialism of the interwar decades - the "bohemian" libertines, literary utopians, and the doctrinaire Marxists, in particular (for more I suggest reading Orwell's Road to Wigan Pier)

Regarding the rest of this insipid hijack of what started out as a thoughtful thread: JHenry, Meade, and in his semi-literate way, Cornbread are partaking in a common right-wing trope - trying to re-define the Nazis as "socialists." In so doing they hope to associate all authoritarian/totalitarian regimes with the left.

Of course, the Nazis (and Mussolini, Franco, etc) were fascists, not socialists. Fascists, being an extreme, authoritarian RIGHT WING ideology despised socialists (and vice versa). Anyone with even a cursory understanding of early 20thc history understands this. But our local neighborhood trolls are too interested in grinding their ideological axes to bother with anything so mundane as "understanding" history.

With that settled, let's get this thread back to discussing gay chicken sandwiches, etc.
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Re: Why did Chick Fil A cross the road

Postby Madcity Expat » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:45 am

kurt_w wrote:People call Orwell a socialist because he was a socialist. He was anti-communist, anti-Stalin, anti-USSR ... And fervently socialist.

Whoops, sorry Kurt, didn't see that you already replied. I should have finished reading the thread b/f I posted. Well stated.
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