CHOKE ON IT!!
The Chick-Fil-A drama continues and the strangest peeps are crawling out of the woodwork to chime in. Nancy Peolsi, now known as ‘the cluck heard round the world’, threw her two cents in by tweeting “For the record, I prefer Kentucky Fried Chicken”.
Just hours before Pelosi’s tweet, the chain’s head of public relations died suddenly of a heart attack. Were the two incidents connected?
Now look, I’m as pro-active as the next guy but I have to say this whole Chick-Fil-A thing is getting on my last nerve. I get it – the President of Chick-Fil-A took a public position against gay marriage. That sucks. But don’t you think this whole thing is getting blown out of proportion? When Rahm Emanuel and a few other Mayors jump into the mix vowing to refuse to issue construction permits for new franchises, I get a little nervous.
Even if I HATE the message, the First Amendment gives them the right to speak their mind. Don’t like the message? Then don’t spend your money at Chick-Fil-A. But the government needs to stay the hell out of it.
Evangelical Hypocrites Are Tempting Us With Satan’s Fries!
There is only one franchise that I know if in New York, and its downtown near the NYU campus. I refuse to eat fast food so I can’t vouch for the chicken, but the waffle fries are amazing. When this whole controversy came to my attention, I thought the responsible thing to do was to boycott the product. But there I was in Washington square, a little stoned and happily milling around the shops on Bleeker Street thinking “Hmm.. gotta get some of those waffle fries!”
My conscience started kicking in, but my munchies were way off the hook so I did the next best thing – I tried to find some random kid to send in and buy them for me. Two kids later, no fries and 10 bucks in the hole (kids here are smart and shady), I went in and bought them myself. I succumbed to Satan! I ATE THE EVIL FRIES! There – I said it. I ate the f*cking fries. Did I feel guilty? Hell no! (well, maybe later I did) but at that moment I couldn’t have been happier. Since then, I found a Sports Bar on W72nd Street that has the exact same waffle fries. Now we can all be happy.
Little known fact: The Chick-Fil-A boycott has been going on since late 2011. It is not a new phenomenon, but now that politicians are so publicly involved I wonder if it has to do with campaign contributions. Anyone know if Chick-Fil-A cut a check to anyone? or switched affiliations?
OK, so far, we covered the chicken and the pot. Now for the pie:
Michelle Obama Hits The Road!
Michelle Obama is schlepping to Springfield MA on Friday to schmooze at a luncheon that will raise money for her husband’s re-election campaign against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Those who contribute $1,000 can attend and eat lunch, but anyone who gives $2,500 gets the meal plus a picture with the First Lady. And for the really generous, $10,000 per couple will get you all of the aforementioned plus prime seating at the event. Jesus. I’m speechless.
She Still Wants Your Pie!
Gee, that’s an awful lot of money to spend on lunch in this economy. Is she crazy? Oh – I remember now. In 2008, she let us know all about it with this statement:
“Most Americans”, she said, “don’t want much”.
“They don’t want the whole pie,” she told the women. “There are some who do, but most Americans feel blessed just being able to thrive a little bit. But that is becoming even more out of reach.”…
“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care … then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
Give up a piece of their pie, or is Michelle going to take it away? Either way, it’s pretty clear that our aspiring first lady’s appreciation of economics is about as deep as her pride in America. And of course, it helps if you have a slumlord friend to help you get your piece of the pie. As long as everyone has a slumlord friend for such purposes, we all can have plenty of pie. HT
Well guess what? After almost four years, I’m all out of pie and your’e shit out of luck, Michelle. I’ve had to ration each precious morsel so I could get by from day to day. And the rest is mine. You may not have one bit of it. The pie I have not yet eaten has to sustain me until the economy is on its feet, and that may be a long, long time. So don’t even think about giving it away. I will get to it sooner or later.