Important update on Chicago values: Non-inclusive Chick-fil-A out …

posted at 10:01 am on July 26, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Allahpundit scoffed last night at Rahm Emanuel’s notion of “Chicago values,” which for most people will be forever declared by Sean Connery inThe Untouchables:

The mayor insisted that Christians who believe in a biblical definition of marriage don’t fit into Emanuel’s vision for “Chicago values,” even though the owners of Chick-fil-A don’t discriminate in employment or service.  So what does fit into Emanuel’s idea of “Chicago values”?  Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard found it in the pages of the Chicago Sun-Times — on the very day Emanuel pronounced Chick-fil-A not inclusive enough to be, er, included:

Ignoring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic remarks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed the army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods.

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th), an Orthodox Jew, has said it’s good that Farrakhan is “helping” in the fight against crime, “but it doesn’t eradicate the comments that he’s made about the Jewish community.”

Emanuel offered no such caveat. Although Farrakhan has a history of making anti-Semitic statements, Chicago’s first Jewish mayor has no interest in revisiting that controversy.

So, let’s make sure we have this correct.  A business owned by a devout Christian family that does not engage in any kind of discrimination has no place in Emanuel’s “Chicago values,” but Emanuel rolls out the red carpet for perhaps the most well-known anti-Semite in the nation?

That’s the Chicago way.

Update: Question from the comments: “Does Farrakhan believe in gay marriage?” Why, no … no he doesn’t:

Update: Good for Glenn Greenwald:

It’s always easy to get people to condemn threats to free speech when the speech being threatened is speech that they like. It’s much more difficult to induce support for free speech rights when the speech being punished is speech they find repellent. But having Mayors and other officials punish businesses for the political and social views of their executives — regardless of what those views are — is as pure a violation of the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech as it gets, and beyond that, is genuinely dangerous.

If you support what Emanuel is doing here, then you should be equally supportive of a Mayor in Texas or a Governor in Idaho who blocks businesses from opening if they are run by those who support same-sex marriage — or who oppose American wars, or who support reproductive rights, or who favor single-payer health care, or which donates to LGBT groups and Planned Parenthood, on the ground that such views are offensive to Christian or conservative residents. You can’t cheer when political officials punish the expression of views you dislike and then expect to be taken seriously when you wrap yourself in the banner of free speech in order to protest state punishment of views you like and share. Free speech rights means that government officials are barred from creating lists of approved and disapproved political ideas and then using the power of the state to enforce those preferences.

As always, the solution to noxious ideas like the ones from this chicken CEO are to rebut them, not use state power to suppress them. The virtue of gay equality has become increasingly recognized in the U.S. because people have been persuaded of its merits, not because state officials, acting like Inquisitors, forced people to accept it by punishing them for their refusal. Perhaps Rahm Emanuel is motivated by beneficent ends, or maybe he’s motivated by political considerations and a love of his own power, but either way, abusing his power to punish views he dislikes is at least as offensive as — and definitely more dangerous than — the targeted views themselves.

Greenwald and I rarely agree on policy, but he’s spot-on here. I would be just as opposed to Greenwald’s counterfactual here as I am to the actions of Emanuel and Boston mayor Tom Menino. But in Emanuel’s case, his embrace of the noted anti-Semite Farrakhan and his more vocal activism in opposition to gay marriage simply exposes a rank hypocrisy that reminds us why government shouldn’t be in the business of setting religious/political tests for people to do business.


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Voters get what they deserve.

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Gangsta Rahm welcomes Gangsta Louis.

JDL: “Farrakhan is the Black Hitler.”

NickDeringer on July 26, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Is Rahm Emmanuel even Jewish anymore?

Sheeesh!

workingclass artist on July 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Stop it with the logic. Let your emotions guide you.

warden on July 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I’m less bothered by the welcome mat than this:

Ignoring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic remarks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed the army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods.

What does that mean? By what authority is this “army of men” dispatched to the streets BY FARRAKHAN? What authority do they have? What constraints? Do they have to obey any laws to stop the violence or is it whatever-you-have-to-do-do-it?

And what violence are they authorized to stop? Gun violence? Or any violence? What are their methods for stopping the violence?

Answers anyone?

UnderstandingisPower on July 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM

C’mon, bigots; man up and defend your fellow bigot!

upperlowerbackside?

chester?

inthemuddle?

libtardordie?

verballice?

Anyone???

CurtZHP on July 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed the army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods.

Are you KIDDING me?!?!?

Just how bad does it have to be in order to feel SAFER with Farrakhan’s “army” patrolling your neighborhood?????

This is insanity!

And for the Mayor and the City to not only condone this development, but actually encourage it, shows you just how dire and desperate the situation is.

KMC1 on July 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Nation of Islam is not so much anti-Semitic as he is against anything that doesn’t help Islamic power…kinda like Al Queda.

Al Queda is not anti-Semitic just because they hate Jews, they hate Jews because they want Islam to dominate the world but those pesky Jews won’t let that happen in Israel.

That is also why there is such hatred for the US in the muslim world. We are seen as standing in the way of Islam domination by helping Israel not get bathed in the blood of non-muslims like Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Jordan, and on and on.

GardenGnome on July 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM

“The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He rose Germany up from the ashes.”

– Louis Farrakhan

Resist We Much on July 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM

“Tolerance is good, as long as it’s what we demand be tolerated.” — The left.

sadatoni on July 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM

It’s the difference between chicken and chicken****.

Mr. D on July 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Farrakhan believes in gay marriage?

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM

It’s pretty simple, really. Rahmmie is evil.

Akzed on July 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Ahhhh, Nation of Islam Strongman Pharoahkhan..

..Hey, Chicago, let’s not allow one man to hog the limelight,
Where’s Father Pfleger???

ToddPA on July 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Voters get what they deserve.

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Except that Chicago runs Illinois. Look at the voting map here. Most of Illinois geographically votes Republican but the population base in Chicago (and the extra votes by dead people there) cancel out the rest of the state. Some of us are fighting the good fight here but the odds are not in our favor.

Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Farrakhan believes in gay marriage?
faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Excellent!!!

Akzed on July 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

…GREAT!…Now we don’t have to hear from just Bonkers Bloomberg everyday…we get to hear from a Chicago Clown too! More diversion.

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Although Farrakhan has a history of making anti-Semitic statements…

Well, just because he made anti-Semitic statements, that doesn’t make him a bigoted racist. Ask any Paulbot, they can explain it to you.

Trafalgar on July 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM

This would be funny if it weren’t so stupid and moronic. These are your leaders demamorons.

MobileVideoEngineer on July 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed the army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods.

“Was Malcolm your traitor or ours? And if we dealt with [Malcolm] like a nation deals with a traitor, what the hell business is it of yours? A nation has to be able to deal with traitors and cutthroats and turncoats.

– Louis Farrakhan

Ironic…to say the very least.

Resist We Much on July 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed the army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods.

Was this “army of men” deputized by Marshall Rahm like in the Old West?

Bitter Clinger on July 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM

As is being proven again, the left has to denigrate, isolate, alinsky, Christians in order to enact their leftist agendas. The Chick-fil-a issue is just another means of doing so. The left is using gay marriage as a way to bludgeon Christians into silence, submission and irrelevance. I urge all conservatives and libertarians here at Hot Air not to join the left in Christian bashing. Christianity is what brought many freedoms to our world and trying to bring it down fosters totalitarianism. The freedom you save may be your own.

Christian Conservative on July 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Does Farrakahn support same sex marriage? Isn’t that the litmus test?

zmdavid on July 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM

How do liberals get away with this crap?

Cindy Munford on July 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

This is all so ridiculous.

Chick-Fil-A should never have even tried to venture outside its home territory in the South. It was inevitable that this culture clash would occur. Liberal fascists cannot be reasoned with.

rockmom on July 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

For the last two Mondays, black men in dress suits and bow ties fanned out across violence-plagued Chicago neighborhoods — first Auburn-Gresham, then South Shore — to form a human wall of protection against any sudden outbreak of gunfire.

Those must be magical bowties that can ward off bullets and knife thrusts.

With what authority does a dolt in a suit keep violence from occurring, what happens if someone takes a shot at them?

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Farrakhan, Obama, and Rahm all support gayness and all that goes with it? Did you hear that black community? These guys come out AGAINST a guy who sells delicious chicken sammiches, and FOR gays?

that’s got to make a few of ya’ll pretty uncomfortable……

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

From the Beantown Blowhard to Bloom-turd to the Windy City Windbag, America has quite a collection of big-city mayors.

Bitter Clinger on July 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

first they came for the chicken sammiches……

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan

Expect the “army of men” to remain until election day.

It begins.

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Voters get what they deserve.

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Except that Chicago runs Illinois. Look at the voting map here. Most of Illinois geographically votes Republican but the population base in Chicago (and the extra votes by dead people there) cancel out the rest of the state. Some of us are fighting the good fight here but the odds are not in our favor.

Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

That happens in a lot of states…That’s why Obama only campaigns in the big cities with y’know Urbane diversity populations

workingclass artist on July 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

UnderstandingisPower on July 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM

It’s the ‘bow ties’.

Maybe they wear hoodies now but they used to wear suits and bow tie – big brothers in suits who act as not very well trained heavies. They’re the NOI’s muscle. A lot of them found Allah in jail through Black Islamic Supremacists (not even going into that beyond saying that Mohammed is a documented racist – he referred to black people as monkeys and cockroaches etc.)

As for what authority they operate on – well, they’re just like any other gang aside from the insane references to the pedofile prophet. And that bow tie thing.

CorporatePiggy on July 26, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I wonder what Jeremiah Wright thinks of all this bizness, I mean, that guy surely likes to talk about chickens coming home to roost……

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I saw where The Weekly Standard called for President Obama to make this a Sister Souljah Moment, ala Bill Clinton:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/sister-souljah-moment-obama-defending-chick-fil_648983.html?page=2

Too late. To make this such a moment means he should have already pounced.

But then, Obama’s is the campaign that took almost two weeks to respond to the you-didn’t-build-that meme, and over three weeks to figure out the private business is not doing fine.

As they say, the country is in the best of hands.

ss396 on July 26, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Some anti-gay “bigots” are more welcome than others, eh Rahm?

AZCoyote on July 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM

1. Manufacture crisis
2. Send ‘army’ to streets
3. Win!

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Farrakhan believes in gay marriage?
faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I wish someone would pose that conundrum to Rhammie.

In his 13 months in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel dissolved the decades-old Advisory Council on LGBT Issues, dismissed the LGBT liaison to the city and ended the tradition of holding a mayor’s Pride reception.

Akzed on July 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Except that Chicago runs Illinois. Look at the voting map here. Most of Illinois geographically votes Republican but the population base in Chicago (and the extra votes by dead people there) cancel out the rest of the state. Some of us are fighting the good fight here but the odds are not in our favor.

Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

And it’s no suprise that one of the other blue counties is St. Clair. That’s to be expected with East Saint Louis (I live in North Saint Louis County), but it only went blue by 0.4 percent. I guess Belleville and Ofallon probably help (probably Ofallon more as Belleville is the government center of St. Clair county)

MobileVideoEngineer on July 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Out of the park Ed!
Nice connection.
I think chik fil a should thank Chicago for telling the world they don’t share the same values.
As much as I’ve pouted when I couldn’t buy nuggets and lemonade on Sunday I’ve always admired the corp. stand for their beliefs.
Seems like every other religion except Christians and Jews are allowed respect for their values.
When did we become a nation that bows to minorities instead of a melting pot of Americans that share a common goal of each person striving for the betterment of the country through their individual success.

rebekahhuang on July 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Does Farrakahn support same sex marriage?

No.

calbear on July 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I still remember when I first heard of ol Louis. It was back in college when Jessee Jackson was running for President. A black columnist or someone had written a critical article of Jesse. Said he had father a child or two out of wedlock, if I remember right. Anyway… Lois issued a decree against the man.. calling for his death! He also said his wife should leave him and if she doesn’t she was a b%*#. I also remember the press didn’t report that story for over a week after it happened.

Louis probably does represent Chicago values more than Chick-fil-A does.

JellyToast on July 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Inthemiddle must be washing her armpits or something, it’s too bad she can’t be here to discuss this.

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM

There’s an article over on the Glen Beck site where Louis says Obama is the first President to mandate things not in the scriptures.
I guess that would mean removing DADT.

JellyToast on July 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Inthemiddle must be washing her armpits or something, it’s too bad she can’t be here to discuss this.

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Silly Bishop. She washed them last week. Now she’s braiding them.

SKYFOX on July 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Inthemiddle must be washing her armpits or something, it’s too bad she can’t be here to discuss this. Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM

She certainly isn’t shaving them.

Akzed on July 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Chicken sandwiches are far more dangerous than Farrakhan because of dog whistles… or something.

/Leftist appeasers

mankai on July 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Ole Louis and his flashy bling wouldn’t last 5 minutes on Chicago’s south side after dark. Irony, much?

Rational Thought on July 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM

BTW, noted anti-gay (and anti-Semitic) bigot Louis Farrakhan also owns a restaurant, called Salaam, in Chicago.

http://chicago.grubstreet.com/2012/07/louis_farrakhan_reopens_salaam.html

Think old Louis had any problems securing his business licenses from the ever-so-tolerant city officials?

AZCoyote on July 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM

For the last two Mondays, black men in dress suits and bow ties fanned out across violence-plagued Chicago neighborhoods — first Auburn-Gresham, then South Shore — to form a human wall of protection against any sudden outbreak of gunfire.

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Sounds like “MIB meets The Blues Brothers.”

ss396 on July 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM

…and they wonder why they didn’t get the Olympics.

kingsjester on July 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Farrakhan

Obama is … “the first president that sanctioned what the scriptures forbid”

“Is this the book that you believe in, but now you(‘re) backing down from an aspect of it because people will get offended”

Well… well… well…

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Homophobic racist scum? Sure, says Rahmbo.

Family owned business with owners espousing tolerant Christian values? Screw off, says Rahmbo.

Next up, Kristallnacht at Chick-Fil-A. Fun for the whole brown shirted Democrat/SEIU army.

MTF on July 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Update: Question from the comments: “Does Farrakhan believe in gay marriage?” Why, no … no he doesn’t:

Since when did Louis F start supporting Chick Fil A?????? Rahm, you’re wanted on the rainbow colored values phone…...Rahm??!?

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM

You can laugh all you like but a lot of these guys are violent felons

The Fruit of Islam is what they call themselves.

CorporatePiggy on July 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Isn’t it funny how Libs, who claim to be the most tolerant of us all, are actually the least tolerant among us?

kingsjester on July 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Meanwhile, back at the Choom Gang, Barry and Cousin Pookie . . . Seriously, though, since Louis F. is supplying an “army of men,” the President will have no problem with this army toting AK-47s, because according to the President only army men should be allowed to own AKs.

maubman on July 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM

In the complicated calculus of political correctness, being a “person of color” weighs heavily in your favor. Just ask the white Hispanic, George Zimmerman.

Isn’t it ironic that the Left has set it up so that in this case we need look no further than skin color? We need to identify and then condemn racists, says the Left. Well, look in the mirror. We have met the racist and he is you. Put on your hair shirt and have at it.

Paul-Cincy on July 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Isn’t it funny how Libs, who claim to be the most tolerant of us all, are actually the least tolerant among us?

kingsjester on July 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Funny “peculiar” or funny “ha ha”?

Paul-Cincy on July 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Farrakhan

The real evil in America, is the idea that undergirds the setup of the Western world, and that idea is called white supremacy.

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan

Expect the “army of men” to remain until election day.

It begins.

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Never let a crisis go to waste!

KMC1 on July 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

You can laugh all you like but a lot of these guys are violent felons

The Fruit of Islam is what they call themselves.

CorporatePiggy on July 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I dealt with these guys quite a bit in Oakland. They’d show up at black clubs and announce they were the security and would try to prevent the police from entering the clubs. Or they’d show up at a shooting scene and announce they were securing the scene and would try to prevent us getting on with our business of finding the shooter. So we’d take them to jail and get on with it.

Trafalgar on July 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

This is all so ridiculous.

Chick-Fil-A should never have even tried to venture outside its home territory in the South. It was inevitable that this culture clash would occur. Liberal fascists cannot be reasoned with.

rockmom on July 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

I respectfully disagree. Chick-Fil-A has just as much right to expand their business outside of its home territory as long as they abide by local rules and regulations as any other business does.

IMHO the time for this “culture clash” is long past due. One of the reasons the progressive mindset has such a stronghold on the nation is because companies like Chick-Fil-A have kow-towed to progressive bullies like Rahm and Bloomberg for fear of “rocking the boat” and appearing un-christian-like by fighting back.

Flora Duh on July 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

This company stays in the news. I just read an article at another site where they are trying to put a one man company out of business because he has a tottally unrelated business in printing shirts which say “Eat More Kale” that they feel infringe on their trademark.

Crazy world.

Politricks on July 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Does Farrakahn support same sex marriage?

No.

calbear on July 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Farrakhan: Now, don’t you dare say that Farrakhan was preaching hate. Homophobic…

Our job is to call us to sanity. Our job is to call the people to righteous conduct. Because the koran says that satan had made evil fair-seeming to them…

Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM

This is all so ridiculous.

Chick-Fil-A should never have even tried to venture outside its home territory in the South. It was inevitable that this culture clash would occur. Liberal fascists cannot be reasoned with.

rockmom on July 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

But Starbucks can venture outside its Northwest liberal enclave into every, and I mean every, nook and cranny of the rest of the country? Kettle, meet Pot.

Nutstuyu on July 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM

While Rahm is at it, bring out Jeremiah Wright as well.

bayview on July 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

During the meeting, Daley prodded Farrakhan to work out his differences with Jewish leaders in talks arranged by the Commission on Human Relations. Daley even hinted that if those conversations did not take place, the Nation of Islam would have trouble winning the city approval needed for its planned development along the 79th Street commercial strip.

Yeah, like NOI is going to be denied a building permit. Those bowtied goons can be turned from ‘protector’ to instigator with a mere nod from Farrakhan.

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

While Rahm is at it, bring out Jeremiah Wright as well.

bayview on July 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM

He’s a guy who knows something about roasting..er.. roosting chickens, eh????/

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Not a problem. Thankfully, we have the US dept of justice, headed by Eric “my people” Holder, and I’m sure he’ll be all over this … oh, never mind.

jwolf on July 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM

In the complicated calculus of political correctness, being a “person of color” weighs heavily in your favor. Just ask the white Hispanic, George Zimmerman.

Paul-Cincy on July 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Yes, apparently it’s perfectly acceptable to have religious beliefs or make statements condemning homosexuality if one is a Muslim, or a black, or better yet, a black Muslim.

However, when similar beliefs or statements come from a Christian, or a white person, or worse yet, a white Christian, then it is outrageous and horrific and un-American and grounds for having your business shut down.

AZCoyote on July 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Uppereastside is helping inthemiddle wash her armpits.

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:41 AM

For the last two Mondays, black men in dress suits and bow ties fanned out across violence-plagued Chicago neighborhoods — first Auburn-Gresham, then South Shore — to form a human wall of protection against any sudden outbreak of gunfire.

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

So even if you’re going to end up with a tag on your toe
at the end of the day, might as well be dressed to the hilt??

Do these guys still ride in the Cadillacs with the
shag upholstery?

Effing retards, the whole damn city.

ToddPA on July 26, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Paul-Cincy on July 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

peculiar.

kingsjester on July 26, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Next up, Kristallnacht at Chick-Fil-A. Fun for the whole brown shirted Democrat/SEIU army.

MTF on July 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM

The Chicago police are outnumbered and outgunned(AK47′s)by the gangs.I’m sure most of the cops are biding their time,taking the usual payoffs until they get the years in for retirement.It’s alot safer to write traffic and jaywalking tickets.Would you stick your neck out for that bunch?

docflash on July 26, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Delicious….

/billmcneil

JohnGalt23 on July 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I just read an article at another site where they are trying to put a one man company out of business because he has a tottally unrelated business in printing shirts which say “Eat More Kale” that they feel infringe on their trademark.

Crazy world.

Politricks on July 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Ahhh… a concern troll. Imagine a company trying to protect it’s intellectual property. They didn’t build that… change.org did.

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

You wingnuts only post this because Farrakhan is black and Cathy is white.

/Leftist logic

mankai on July 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I guess the mayors of New York, Chicago, & Boston are trying to out-stupid each other.

22044 on July 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Politricks on July 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Vermont. Meh. Kale is proof that things that are good for you taste horrible. Kale is nasty, nasty stuff. You can braise it for hours and it is still nasty and sturdy green yuck. The only cure for kale is bacon.

FWIW ~ The Eat more Kale t-shirts were made in a similar hand-written type style as the Chik-fil-A t-shirts.

Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 10:46 AM

This is the way shariah comes to America and Europe. It will be accepted in order to keep the peace in the cities. They will tell us that it’s worth it for the security that it promises.

slickwillie2001 on July 26, 2012 at 10:46 AM

…and they wonder why they didn’t get the Olympics.

kingsjester on July 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Apparently the Olympics aren’t any less anti-semitic than Farrakhan or Rahmbo with the refusal to allow the moment of silence for the 1972 Munich victims, the way the UK caters to muslims and how the Olympics don’t seem anymore to reflect the values of community and brotherhood either. The Olympics would fit right in in Chicago right now and Louie’s nation could provide the security–yeah right.

The libturds are all completely outta the closet now. I was reading some truly bigoted hypocritical short-sighted comments posted at the local newspaper websites by the dumbmass libs in Chicago who support Rahmbo and will probably stupidly vote for his re-election in a few years before he rushed off in 2016 to run for prezuhdunce the second.

stukinIL4now on July 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Inthemiddle must be washing her armpits or something, it’s too bad she can’t be here to discuss this.

Bishop on July 26, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Silly Bishop. She washed them last week. Now she’s braiding them.

SKYFOX on July 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

…now she’s braiding four areas?

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Farrakhan is black. So it’s okay if he’s against gay marriage.

The Rogue Tomato on July 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Eet mor kowz.™

TXUS on July 26, 2012 at 10:49 AM

So is this army of men paid? If so, how is this army of men paid and by whom?

UnderstandingisPower on July 26, 2012 at 10:52 AM

This is the way shariah comes to America and Europe. It will be accepted in order to keep the peace in the cities. They will tell us that it’s worth it for the security that it promises.

slickwillie2001 on July 26, 2012 at 10:46 AM

From RightScoop:

A Turkish friend of mine told me a couple of years ago that the Islamists took over Turkey by getting people in the right places of power who all supported moving the country to. It’s called cultural jihad. And yes, it’s peaceful, at least until the jihad is complete.

Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Can’t allow Chick-fil-A – but Louis Farrakhan – now there’s some real Chicago values:

“The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man.”
“They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters.”
Louis Farrakhan
“It appears that there is a genocidal plan against Black people.”
“America will always side with those whom she can direct, give orders to and have those orders obeyed.”
Louis Farrakhan
“White people are potential humans – they haven’t evolved yet.”
“Now that nation called Israel, never has had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peace because there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under His holy and righteous name.”
“The Jews have been so bad at politics they lost half their population in the Holocaust. They thought they could trust in Hitler, and they helped him get the Third Reich on the road.”

dentarthurdent on July 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM

These young black gangbanger couldn’t care less if “Minister” Farrakhan sends his thugs into the neighborhoods. They will view them as just another rival gang — and we know what they do when they find rival gangs in the ‘hood. Looks like win to me.

jerryofva on July 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM

There are some days that one wishes Lake Michigan would just reclaim the area Chicago sits on and that the whole sordid mess would just disappear beneath the muck.

pilamaye on July 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Expect the “army of men” to remain until election day.

It begins.

faraway on July 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

One of their “men” came up to my car whie I was at a stoplight a couple of weeks ago asking for money and trying to give me a copy of their “newspaper”. I laughed at him. Then he walked away. Men indeed.

VegasRick on July 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Farrakhan gets a free pass to say anything he wants….Today’s pc boardgame rules say anyone that’s black has carte blanche to say whatever they want.

bill glass on July 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Trafalgar on July 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

You were police in Oak-town? Bet that was fun. ;-)

CorporatePiggy on July 26, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Maybe Chick-fil-A needs to change their in-store music the be more inclusive. Here’s a suggestion.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on July 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM

don’t fit into Emanuel’s vision for “Chicago values,” even though the owners of Chick-fil-A don’t discriminate in employment or service.

That’s true, though, as the city of Chicago enthusiastically discriminates in employment and services. That’s the whole point of affirmative action, minority set-asides, and the immensely insane “diversity” bullsh!t, which should offend the sensibilities of any sentient being.

Clearly, America is infested with far more than a critical density of self-hating leftist douches. No civilized society can remain free when afflicted with this large of a percentage of such tyrannical, America-hating idiots. Divorce is imminent – or, as our empathetic, wise Latina on the SCOTASS would say, “eminent”. There is no other cure to such a fatal disease.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Maybe it’s just a matter of numbers for Ernst Rohm…err…Rahm Emmanuel. Grandstanding against CFA gets Rahm a vote from the gay fringe, while refusing to welcome Calypso Louie earns him the accusation of being both racist and Islamophobic.

Surely, Rahm is trying to be fair-minded and reach out to all people, right?

Liam on July 26, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Politricks on July 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Maybe that one guy should base his business off of his own new ideas instead of just copying (stealing?) ideas from others.

How long do you think I would last if I developed a new computer operating system and called it “Winders”?

dentarthurdent on July 26, 2012 at 11:11 AM

The mayor invites racist vigilantes to patrol the streets of Chicago? You can’t make this up.

Mason on July 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

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