Chicago alderman to Chick-fil-A: I demand that you clarify your stance on donating to anti-SSM groups

posted at 4:41 pm on September 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

Not content with telling anyone who’ll listen that the company’s building permit depends upon them conforming to his political views, he’s now gone ahead and put it in writing. In fairness to him, I don’t understand their current position either. As noted on Friday, apparently they promised this guy initially that they’d no longer donate to groups “with political agendas”; whether that was rhetorical sleight of hand or whether someone at the top later had a change of heart is unclear, but their latest statement insisted that “Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been.” Either Moreno’s flatly lying about what they said to him or the company’s official position is “in flux” at CFA HQ.

Moreno’s full statement:

Dan Cathy decided to make a PUBLIC statement to Mike Huckabee that, at the least, muddied the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A and, at the worst, contradicted the documents and promises Chick-fil-A made to me and the community earlier this month. Since Mr.Cathy made a PUBLIC statement, I am PUBLICLY asking him to confirm and support what I was told and shown by his company representatives.

1. For the FIRST TIME in the company’s history the company wrote and distributed a document to all of its employees titled, “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are” that guarantees that the company and its employees will “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect- regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”

2. I am asking him to PUBLICLY confirm and support a letter that was voluntarily given to me by his company executives earlier this year that states the future behavior of Chick-fil-A’s not for profit arm, The WinShape Foundation. The letter states that, “The WinShape Foundation is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas.” We were told that these organizations included groups that politically work against the rights of gay and lesbian people.

3. I am also asking him to PUBLICLY confirm and support what Chick-fil-A executives voluntarily told and confirmed to me earlier this month— that Chick-fil-A, and its not for profit arm WinShape, in 2012 has not and will not donate to entities with political agendas, including organizations that politically work against the rights of gay and lesbian people.

Mr Cathy continues to not confirm to the press what his company executives have told and showed me. This is disturbing. Since Mr. Cathy wants to confuse people, he needs to publicly confirm the three components described above, which allowed us to move forward. I am simply asking Mr. Cathy to confirm statements and documents that HIS company exectuives provided to me. It is pretty simple, Mr. Cathy. Do you acknowledge and support the policies that your exectuives outlined to me in writing or do you not? Yes or no? If not, Chick Fil A is a business that practices irresponsible, and potentially illegal, business standards.

Perhaps Mr. Cathy felt that he could make these public statements to Mike Huckabee because I had provided a letter of support for his restaurant to the City of Chicago earlier this week. I provided this letter based on the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A. I still need to introduce legislation to make the Chick-fil-A in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago a reality. I will wait to see what Mr. Cathy’s next PUBLIC statement is, and reflect on that statement before moving forward with appropriate legislation.

Emphases mine. In other words, if CFA thought they could make an empty promise and then break it as soon as they got the building permit, they moved too soon: Moreno hasn’t blessed the permit yet. They’ve got three options now, as I see it. One: If he really has sunk to lying about what they told him, they need to call him on it — loudly. I realize that being in the political spotlight could be bad for business but they shouldn’t let false accusations from some imperious state functionary go unanswered. Two: Confirm that they told him originally that they’d change their donation habits but have now had a change of heart and are dropping their request for a permit in his ward. This doesn’t have to be framed as caving to his demands; it could be an expression of disgust that he’d attempt to strong-arm them and a principled refusal to play by such corrupt rules. Just walk away. Why give this cretin the satisfaction of exercising his quasi-royal prerogative of nullifying their right to build over a grudge? Three: Sue him on First Amendment grounds now that they have evidence in writing that the permit’s being withheld due to viewpoint discrimination. They might not win — a court might blanch at the thought of overriding a legislator’s discretion by ordering him to submit a bill in the city council — but even if they don’t, the PR value of being seen as free-speech martyrs should offset some or all of the business discomfort of remaining in the thick of the culture wars over gay marriage.

Exit question: The Atlantic notes that the company’s latest statement said Chick-fil-A hasn’t made any concessions but didn’t say that the WinShape Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the company that’s responsible for making its charitable contributions, hasn’t made any. Is that the sleight of hand here? CFA proper will go on donating to whoever it likes — but not CFA’s charity? Hmmm.


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What is this First Amendment that you speak of?

jukin3 on September 24, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Moreno, I demand that you sit on a Twinkie and rotate.

CurtZHP on September 24, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Easy solution: No Chick Fil-A for Chicago.

Move on.

Joe Mama on September 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM

All of this nonsense because Chicago aldermen are little dick-taters.

Fallon on September 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Oh, and Alderman Moreno:FYNQ.

Joe Mama on September 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM

“Chicago”, in Greek, means “Banana Republic”

dirtseller on September 24, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Wow. An elected official publicly and in writing stating, in no uncertain or unclear terms, that a company’s ability to locate a business in his city is dependent on their conforming to his political views. Just… wow.

I don’t know what legal remedies are available to Chik-Fil-A at this point, but whatever they are, they need to be exercised immediately and rather loudly.

Shump on September 24, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Why is this Chicago jerk still getting any publicity? Certainly, he’s not hurting Chick-fil-A, which I believe is his intent. If anything, he’s helping to publicize to a larger audience the Anti-American thinking of Barack and his minions.
Go to hell, jerk. Meanwhile, support for Chick-fil-A continues to grow.

MustLoveBlogs on September 24, 2012 at 4:47 PM

CFA should give this guy the finger and tell the voters of the First Ward that a pompous windbag values gay marriage self-indulgence over new jobs and new business.

Not that they’ll give a damn since they’re mindless Democrat zombies to a man, but still.

KingGold on September 24, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Here we go again.

22044 on September 24, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Maybe Chik-Fil-A can recruit Hillary’s spokesguy to draft a response.

DaydreamBeliever on September 24, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Just pack it in. Even if it gets approved and built, I find it likely that vandalism will plague that location.

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I think Chick-fil-A should sue. They should also issue a statement refusing to open an establishment and invest in a community that practices open discriminatory practices.

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

It seems clear to me…an individual an donate to whomever they want, and the Corp. Chick-Fil-A doesn’t make those decisions, but another not for profit does.

If I was the alderman, I would look to WinShape and ask them…

right2bright on September 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

The correct response would be…”As far as I know, this is still a free country and it is none of your business who we support or do not support. Or is Chicago not as free as the rest of the USA?”

Lily on September 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

So this heterophobic anti-semite Morono thug is basically saying to CFA :
” If you give your own money to a Christian family group, I will not let you come in to Sh1tcago ”
and ACLU is OK with it ?

burrata on September 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Do like they do. Lie about it, build your restaurant. Watch them have a meltdown later.

msupertas on September 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I like option 1 and 3. Note the and.

antisocial on September 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM

“Take my hand. Now, swear total allegiance to Zod.”

portlandon on September 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM

RE: I had provided a letter of support for his restaurant to the City of Chicago…

Hmmm… The idiot doesn’t understand that “political differences/convictions” is not even an option of license denial? Have no idea why Chicago hasn’t been taken to court over this, they are on the record of stating clearly that the only hick-up is politics and nothing else.

riddick on September 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM

They might not win — a court might blanch at the thought of overriding a legislator’s discretion by ordering him to submit a bill in the city council — but even if they don’t, the PR value of being seen as free-speech martyrs should offset some or all of the business discomfort of remaining in the thick of the culture wars over gay marriage.

These sort of court orders happen all the time. As long as the right pleadings are filed and the party is entitled to relief, most judges seems to relish ordering legislative bodies or executive types to take certain actions.

Captain Kirock on September 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I want to volunteer to help with the lawsuit by Chick-fil-A.

NICE money in that…!!!!

Ragspierre on September 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Easy solution: No Chick Fil-A for Chicago.

Move on.

Joe Mama on September 24, 2012 at 4:44 PM

No kidding. Either sue the pants off this guy or tell Chicago to go Fluke themselves. But Chick-Fil-A better not cave. That would be a slap in the face to all those hundreds of thousands of people who showed up in support of the company(and spent a buttload of cash in the process) back when this controversy first started. And I imagine Adam Smith would be super PO’d considering he’ll have p-ssed away his job for nothing.

Doughboy on September 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Moreno set the trap. CFA and the right jumped right in.

faraway on September 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Sh1tcago

burrata on September 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

LOL. Just wall it off and let it burn like Detroit.

stefanite on September 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Progressive Insurance supports Communism. An ideology that resulted in at least 100 million murders and may well destroy the United States.

They can operate in all 50 states.

And yet this tool gets all worked up about the gheys and fried chicken.

Verkakte nebbish.

CorporatePiggy on September 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Chicago alderman: I demand that you clarify your stance on the First Amendment.

aunursa on September 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Chick-fil-a has an open and shut 1983 suit against Moreno personally and officially. I hope they file.

Every person who under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, Suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress,

The Civil Rights Act of 1871

levi from queens on September 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM

My only hope is that the issue of Chick filA and O’s support of homosexual marriage rises again, because the polls show (as, immediately after O’s homosexual marriage proclamation, and at the height of the Chick FilA furor [early August]) that this issue benefits us greatly. Make a play on the issue, and try to get Romney to do at least something to benefit from the issue. As tight as the race is, this could very well the difference in the election.

anotherJoe on September 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Chicago alderman to Chick-fil-A: I demand that you clarify your stance on donating to anti-SSM groups

…tell him to go fluke a chicken!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Lie to him. taquiya!

DanMan on September 24, 2012 at 4:57 PM

We’ve got an election to win and HotAir is still obsessed with Chic Fil A. Who gives a crap?

bgibbs1000 on September 24, 2012 at 4:58 PM

“Mr. Cathy…are you aware that there is such a thing as cement?”/

jdeg2 on September 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Do the Chicago city ordinances require an allegiance to the whims of the local alderman or is Moreno looking for cash?

d1carter on September 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Either Moreno’s flatly lying about what they said to him or the company’s official position is “in flux” at CFA HQ.

So why in the world do you think Moreno is being truthful?

This issue is one of the few times I’ve seen you put your natural skepticism aside and take the word of a politician—a Chicago politician, no less—as the truth.

INC on September 24, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Does Moreno represent that area of Chicago known as ‘Boys Town’?

Because that’s the only way that his near hysteria on this issue makes sense.

If he is the representative from an area where this issue is one that his constituents find very important or pressing, as a politician he might feel comfortable using the issue as a means of shamelessly pandering for votes.

Otherwise, he just sounds like he has virtually no idea how pathetic it looks to the rest of the nation that, as a politician, an elected and duly sworn public servant, he obviously has no problem discriminating against anyone, or any business, with whom, or with which, he disagrees.

thatsafactjack on September 24, 2012 at 5:02 PM

It’s a pretty solid indicator of all excitement that rMoney is generating when chick-fil-a, Jay Carney and some kind of scary terrorist picture have more photo coverage than the man from Bain.

Keep up the positivity teabaggers!

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Chick-fil-a – move on.

There is an awesome spot right by my work that you can move into. You would be packed too.

gophergirl on September 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM

So why in the world do you think Moreno is being truthful?

This issue is one of the few times I’ve seen you put your natural skepticism aside and take the word of a politician—a Chicago politician, no less—as the truth.

INC on September 24, 2012 at 5:01 PM

I bet Harry Reid’s source on Romney’s tax returns has the document that CFA showed the alderman.

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

find another city to build your francise, obviously Chicago doesn’t need the jobs, taxes, or chicken sandwiches

burserker on September 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

It’s a pretty solid indicator of all excitement that rMoney is generating when chick-fil-a, Jay Carney and some kind of scary terrorist picture have more photo coverage than the man from Bain.

Keep up the positivity teabaggers!

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Scared, huh.

kingsjester on September 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Liberal fascism.

Any trolls have enough principles to denounce this?

gwelf on September 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM

This is nauseating.. its a Obama sycophant fanning an old story to keep it in the news..

nobody cares.. go hate chicken somewhere else

gatorboy on September 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Keep up the positivity teabaggers!

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM

heh

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 5:06 PM

1st Amendment…just a “bump in the road”.

Caper29 on September 24, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Moreno is an idiot. What makes you believe that he understood what CFA agreed/did not agree to?

Blake on September 24, 2012 at 5:06 PM

He simply needs a poke in the nose for being so stupid.

ultracon on September 24, 2012 at 5:07 PM

You will kneel before ZOD!

exceller on September 24, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Do the Chicago city ordinances require an allegiance to the whims of the local alderman or is Moreno looking for cash?

d1carter on September 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

It is extortion by Morono, and that is all it is.
He will shut up once his piehole is stuffed with a few thousand dollar bills and his family members get a few contracts from CFA .

burrata on September 24, 2012 at 5:07 PM

The idiot doesn’t understand that “political differences/convictions” is not even an option of license denial?

Not very familiar with how business is conducted in Chicago are you?

Aviator on September 24, 2012 at 5:09 PM

We’ve got an election to win and HotAir is still obsessed with Chic Fil A. Who gives a crap?

bgibbs1000 on September 24, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I don’t see any “obsession” here, and the issue of free speech and association being deprived in order to do business in America is a critical one.

If you don’t care about it, why read the story and comments and comment yourself? Just skip it.

Adjoran on September 24, 2012 at 5:09 PM

They should tell Moreno to shove it, pure and simple.
Extortion only works with people who are scared.

gordo on September 24, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Cathay could use a family charitable trust that is unrelated to CFA. From a PR standpoint it would help them in blue states, and from a business standpoint they should be putting most of the earnings back into growth opportunities.

dedalus on September 24, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Perhaps “clarify your stance” means a suitcase full of cash in small unmarked bills in chicagospeak…

runner on September 24, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Do the Chicago city ordinances require an allegiance to the whims of the local alderman or is Moreno looking for cash?

d1carter on September 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

This is Chicago we are talking about. The answer is simply … BOTH.

Aviator on September 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

It’s a pretty solid indicator of all excitement that rMoney is generating when chick-fil-a, Jay Carney and some kind of scary terrorist picture have more photo coverage than the man from Bain.

Keep up the positivity teabaggers!

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM

By your reasoning, the Huffington Post must be terrified of a Romney/Ryan win.

There are more pictures on HA of Romney then HuffPo has on their homepage for Obama.

I am not one to typically take the time to debunk stupid comments, but this isn’t the first time you have attempted to define this psychology. So is it true that HuffPo is not excited about the leader of the Choom Gang?

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

If CFA sues they will win, but they won’t have to because, Rahm won’t let it go that far, he’ll tell Moreno to cave.

Stop the presses. No more articles need to be written about who owns a Romney loss. I believe he’ll win but if he doesn’t this is all on the establishment.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/09/24/after_foisting_romney_on_base_gop_elites_now_start_to_gripe_115548.html

AmeriCuda on September 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

dedalus on September 24, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Or, he could just hold to his Christian Beliefs.

Which is what he is doing.

kingsjester on September 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

In fairness to him, I don’t understand their current position either.

You know what, AP? You don’t have to. In fact, CFA doesn’t have to have an opinion on the issue in order to do business, and if it did it doesn’t have to tell anybody what it is.

Me, I vote for option 4: Sue the Alderman for violation of first amendment rights under color of authority and unequal protection under the law, and go after his private assets. You and Moreno can take your curiosity and confusion and do you-know-what with it.

Socratease on September 24, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Did KFC have to make a similar pledge? Just wondering.

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Keep up the positivity teabaggers!

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM

We’re just killing time until we can vote that moron and his hideously ugly wife out of the White House. Speaking of teabaggers, I bet it will be a relief to Obama when he can finally quit pretending Michelle is actually anything more to him than a beard, huh? Who do you think we’ll see him on the cover of the Enquirer with first? Do you think he’ll do a “$3.00″ raffle to help build his library? “Send me $3.00, and you could win a chance at a BJ from an ex president!”

Night Owl on September 24, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Isn’t this crook’s – err, I mean alderman’s – 15 minutes up yet?

bw222 on September 24, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Or, he could just hold to his Christian Beliefs.

Which is what he is doing.

kingsjester on September 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

He can. He’d win (or should win) in court eventually. It’s a question of how the publicity will impact his brand.

dedalus on September 24, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I don’t get the Zod references. Maybe I’ll google it later but if anyone is inclined to throw me a bone, I’m most obliged!

22044 on September 24, 2012 at 5:19 PM

dedalus on September 24, 2012 at 5:17 PM

COnsidering, most mornings, and all day Saturdays, in the Heartland, they stay crowded, I would say, that it probably will not at all.

kingsjester on September 24, 2012 at 5:20 PM

By your reasoning, the Huffington Post must be terrified of a Romney/Ryan win.

There are more pictures on HA of Romney then HuffPo has on their homepage for Obama.

I am not one to typically take the time to debunk stupid comments, but this isn’t the first time you have attempted to define this psychology. So is it true that HuffPo is not excited about the leader of the Choom Gang?

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I can see why you don’t bother as you are obviously pretty stupid.

I never said you were terrified-that is you accidentally revealing that you are, in fact, terrified.

Also, pretty sure you don;t mean to say that this bastion of freedom is an equivalent of Huffpo, but to that point, these are not comparable entities. I think you mean Dailykos. And yes, they run far more pics of their candidates than this lame cut and paste swamp currently does.

Just because you 47 percenters are so lazy about thinking or saying things doesn’t mean you need to drag me down in to it.

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Unfortunately for Chicongos Mr. Moreno it is Chic fil a instead of Oink fil a. If it were pork he could have it bundled with other non halal items that will be named and shamed under the new First Amendment 2.0 that Bark will pull out of his hat in time to save all the gains and legacies that tumbled out of the trunk when they hit the unexpected bumps unexpectedly. He will let out the first rays of hopeful sunshine tomorrow at the UN.

And peace, don’t forget the peace. And a new freedom from obnoxious low life losers that make movies that are repulsively shoddy and cause pain to Islam. And all the other low life losers who question the repulsive truth of Islam repulsively, in any form or format. Just crush one to silence a thousand. Round up the top lot of greasy Pedophilophobes, you got your peace of Islam right there.

BL@KBIRD on September 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

We’ve got an election to win and HotAir is still obsessed with Chic Fil A. Who gives a crap?

bgibbs1000 on September 24, 2012 at 4:58 PM

“Hot Air is the leading conservative blog for breaking news and commentary covering the Republican primary, the 2012 election, politics, media, and culture.”

What part of this don’t you understand?

joejm65 on September 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

We’ve got an election to win and HotAir is still obsessed with Chic Fil A. Who gives a crap?

bgibbs1000 on September 24, 2012 at 4:58 PM

First off, some of us can multi-task. Second, the larger issue being highlighted by this issue is bigger than ONE election. And if you think that CFA controversy is a net win for liberals or Obama; then you haven’t been paying attention. Chicago politics and these bullies are tied into Obama– HELLO the mayor was his chief of staff.

melle1228 on September 24, 2012 at 5:25 PM

He can. He’d win (or should win) in court eventually. It’s a question of how the publicity will impact his brand.

dedalus on September 24, 2012 at 5:17 PM

His brand is doing just fine..

melle1228 on September 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Just because you 47 percenters are so lazy about thinking or saying things doesn’t mean you need to drag me down in to it.

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Then leave.

joejm65 on September 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

COnsidering, most mornings, and all day Saturdays, in the Heartland, they stay crowded, I would say, that it probably will not at all.

kingsjester on September 24, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Perhaps they want to be more than a regional player. By creating clearer separation between CFA’s corporate giving and Cathay’s personal charity, it could help them with growth in the population and media centers.

dedalus on September 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Is there a purpose in you, an obvious devout worshipper of the “messiah”, trolling this Conservative website, besides disruption?

kingsjester on September 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Perhaps they want to be more than a regional player. By creating clearer separation between CFA’s corporate giving and Cathay’s personal charity, it could help them with growth in the population and media centers.

dedalus on September 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Yes, because a company just isn’t successful unless it is part of the cesspool called Chicago//

Hint: companies are moving out of those “population and media” centers for a reason..

melle1228 on September 24, 2012 at 5:28 PM

So would it be OK if a franchise type company that supported gay marriage got called out for supporting gay marriage?

Does anyone think that a 737 full of ACLU lawyers would not be landing in chicago?

That there would not be 23/7 coverage of the fascist alderman?

Good thing that there is no double standard and that we are still a nation of laws and not men.

jukin3 on September 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM

…the polls show (as, immediately after O’s homosexual marriage proclamation, and at the height of the Chick FilA furor [early August]) that this issue benefits us greatly.
anotherJoe on September 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I called out my own comment because I had expected to get a reply like “oh come on, Republicans are not homophobes anymore! Get off it. Romney’s position as an evolver is the correct one. There’s no polls that show otherwise.”
WRONG. When O made his proclamation (just days after Romney’s clinching the nomination [that no coincidence]), his popularity dropped sharply, though after just a few days the gay issue was eclipsed in the news by something else.
Most obviously, in late July and early August, right after Huckabee expressed support for Chick filA, Romney was rising sharply in the polls. Check Rasmussen et al. Then, starting the day after Romney said that Chick filA was “not part of my campaign,” Romney sunk like a stone in the polls. A perfect correlation. This was the case: Romney along with Huckabee was perceived as a champion for Chick filA, then suddenly he was an “evolver” on the gay marriage issue or perceived as a person without conviction or a runner from the issue.

anotherJoe on September 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Oooh, this reminds me of the old story about the farmer and the wise rooster.

A farmer has 20 hens and one old rooster. The farmer thinks the old rooster is on his last legs so he buys a young rooster.

The old rooster welcomes the young rooster and asks him how he would like to divide the hens.

The young rooster responds that the old rooster is going to die soon and that the young rooster should get all of the hens.

Old rooster then challenges Young rooster to a race to show that he still has a little left in him and that he should get at least one of the hens. Since Old rooster is old he should get a 10m head start on a 50m race. The confident young rooster agrees.

The next morning the roosters line up to race to the barn and back. The old Rooster starts out with his 10m lead and the young rooster begins to chase after him. As the young rooster is nearly catching up, the farmer walks out and shoots the young rooster and comments “Dang, that is the fifth gay chicken I’ve bought this week!”

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I saw businesses shut down as a result of their position on Proposition 8 here in California and I’m sick of it. This is nothing less than the KKK wrapped in rainbow robes. If gays are trying to prove they have earned the privilege of government sanction of their private relationships like hetero couples, I’ve got news for them: They’re demonstrating exactly the opposite. If this is how they use their existing influence in society, to corrupt our government and violate individual rights, you’d have to be crazy to want to give them more.

Socratease on September 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I can see why you don’t bother as you are obviously pretty stupid.

I never said you were terrified-that is you accidentally revealing that you are, in fact, terrified.

Also, pretty sure you don;t mean to say that this bastion of freedom is an equivalent of Huffpo, but to that point, these are not comparable entities. I think you mean Dailykos. And yes, they run far more pics of their candidates than this lame cut and paste swamp currently does.

Just because you 47 percenters are so lazy about thinking or saying things doesn’t mean you need to drag me down in to it.

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

I am stupid AND lazy. I really must be a 47 percenter!

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

This is nothing less than the KKK wrapped in rainbow robes.
Socratease on September 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

QOTD

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM

saw businesses shut down as a result of their position on Proposition 8 here in California and I’m sick of it. This is nothing less than the KKK wrapped in rainbow robes. If gays are trying to prove they have earned the privilege of government sanction of their private relationships like hetero couples, I’ve got news for them: They’re demonstrating exactly the opposite. If this is how they use their existing influence in society, to corrupt our government and violate individual rights, you’d have to be crazy to want to give them more.

Socratease on September 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

+1000

And the biggest kicker is that Illinois doesn’t even recognize gay marriage. They only have civil unions. So an elected officials is asking a company to sanction a political position that isn’t even legal in Illinois.

melle1228 on September 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Either Moreno’s flatly lying about what they said to him or the company’s official position is “in flux” at CFA HQ.

Assume the former, of course.

Dunedainn on September 24, 2012 at 5:36 PM

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

keep us posted on the latest musings out of Council Bluffs lightweight

DanMan on September 24, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Go engage reflexively in sexual congress. PUBLICLY.

mojo on September 24, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Just because you 47 percenters are so lazy about thinking or saying things doesn’t mean you need to drag me down in to it.

tommyhawk on September 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Your time might be better spent learning grammar and sentence structure. Your writing skills are abysmal.

Night Owl on September 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM

““Chicago”, in Greek, means “Banana Republic””

Actually, “Chicago” in American English is what government by Democrat amounts to.

Used in a sentence:

1. Chick-Fil-A is getting Chicagoed without a condom.

2. President Obama promised Hope and Change, but ended up Chicagoing America.

DrDeano on September 24, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Just follow the money. The alderman hasn’t been gifted and is using this as a distraction.

seven on September 24, 2012 at 5:43 PM

I haven’t read all the posts, but..how is this even remotely legal??

Mimzey on September 24, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I haven’t read all the posts, but..how is this even remotely legal??

Mimzey on September 24, 2012 at 5:49 PM

That is such a racist, bigoted thing to ask. Legal, shmegal, this man’s feelings seem hurt and all you care about is whether it’s legal or not? How heartless! /sarc

Night Owl on September 24, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I haven’t read all the posts, but..how is this even remotely legal??

Mimzey on September 24, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Chicago

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 5:53 PM

no no wait, I don’t care if you already backed down on your belief system… im not done making this all about me… I want you to buy a 30 minute chunk of prime air time and publicly apologize while watching gay porn and snapping crucifixes in half.

daddytype on September 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

As said by “CT”
A friend of mine wiser than someone with twice his years

daddytype on September 24, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Rather than donate the profits from the protest day, they should spend it on taking down the feudal aldermanic system.

Spartacus on September 24, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Perhaps they want to be more than a regional player. By creating clearer separation between CFA’s corporate giving and Cathay’s personal charity, it could help them with growth in the population and media centers.

dedalus on September 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

You really think it would make a difference though? I haven’t really gotten the impression that most people cared more than just a surface level interest. And sales haven’t been hurt that I know of.

However, if they make a move that looks like caving, they could easily lose some of the support they’ve had all this time. I don’t remember this working out well for Komen when they tried something similar.

Esthier on September 24, 2012 at 6:03 PM

How about Chick-fil-A just shoves the First Amendment up this guys ass with a civil rights lawsuit and makes the Chicago tax payer poorer?

DANEgerus on September 24, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Are you seriously questioning the fact that Moreno may have lied outright? The idiot threatened to block Chick-Fil-A and is from Chicago.

I don’t know who’s a bigger idiot, Moreno or you if you actually believe Moreno.

MobileVideoEngineer on September 24, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Where’s that Pakistani cabinet minister when you need him? How about a $100k bounty on Moreno’s head?

Nutstuyu on September 24, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Either Moreno’s flatly lying about what they said to him or the company’s official position is “in flux” at CFA HQ.

I don’t want to give the impression that I know the unknowable, but come on guys. Chick-fil-A is a wildly successful and profitable private enterprise, full of smart achievers.

Proco Joe is a doofus Chicago Alderman who doesn’t know anything about the law — Chicago Clown Law or otherwise — and is making up his goofy story as he goes. Chicago’s esteemed Mayor — Tiny Dancer Rahm — jumped on the bandwagon with Joe Moron, and then got b!tch slapped by his legal office and backed down.

Cathy is laughing at these douchebags.

Jaibones on September 24, 2012 at 6:08 PM

no no wait, I don’t care if you already backed down on your belief system… im not done making this all about me… I want you to buy a 30 minute chunk of prime air time and publicly apologize while watching gay porn and snapping crucifixes in half.

daddytype on September 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

And while you’re at it, shout “All hail to the great murdering, thieving, lying pedophile Mohammed.”

Nutstuyu on September 24, 2012 at 6:09 PM

How about Chick-fil-A just shoves the First Amendment up this guys ass with a civil rights lawsuit and makes the Chicago tax payer poorer?

DANEgerus on September 24, 2012 at 6:07 PM

If Joe Moron doesn’t back off, that’s where this goes. No doubt. And Chicago taxpayers get their asses kicked yet again.

Jaibones on September 24, 2012 at 6:10 PM

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