No More Chicken For you…..Let Them Eat Cake!

The current Chick-fil-A controversy is a perfect example of our political system gone totally insane. I can only imagine that if the Romans had been selling fast food chicken during the dying days of their Empire, the same type of discourse might have taken place.

Consider for a moment a successful businessman of the Christian faith, founder and owner of the Chick-fil-A franchise, voices some personal views (views which are supported by a significant portion of the population). As a result of his comments, the mayors of four major metropolitan areas threaten to ban his business.

menino CFA

We’re going to throw all your chicken into Boston Harbor!

 

What did he actually say? In so many words: “I don’t believe in the concept of same sex marriage”.  Not exactly a thunderbolt from the heavens (no pun intended). Yet the mayors of Chicago, Boston, Washington DC and San Francisco stated that Chick-fil-A is not welcome to conduct business in their cities.

 

chicken

What do I know about same sex marriage? I’m just a chicken!

 

Do these guys not have more important things to do?  Last I heard Chicago had a murder rate approaching that of Afghanistan and the DC mayor is currently vying for the title of having the most corrupt and scandal ridden administration in recent history.  The less we say about Boston and San Francisco the better.

 

CFA logo

Tell you what! If you use this as the Chick-fil-A logo I’ll let you stay in Chicago

 

The last time I was in a Chick-fil-A  establishment, it was clean, well run, had good food and friendly employees.  No one asked me if I supported same sex marriage prior to taking my order.  I wonder if the hypocritical mayors and their sycophantic special interest supporters typically ask this question before they let a surgeon operate on them or an expert mechanic repair their car.

 

SF CFA

No Chick-fil-A in San Francisco…oh wait that’s the Twitter Logo!

As far as I know:

  1. The concept of “Free Enterprise” gives a company the right to conduct business anywhere it wants regardless of the personal beliefs of its owner—so long as it conforms to all federal and local laws.
  2. A consumer has the right to patronize any establishment he likes and if he doesn’t believe in the owners personal philosophy, he can boycott that business and even encourage others to do so.
  3. Elected officials however, have no right to determine who can and cannot do business in their jurisdictions based on the personal beliefs of the owners- as long as the business is in conformance with all laws.

So Mayors Emmanuel, Menino, Gray and Lee, with all due respect… SHUT THE F*** UP!   This shameless political pandering to specific constituencies is disgusting.

 

Hate chicken DC

In Washington DC we call this “the Chicken of Hate”

 

Under the culture and climate fostered by the current administration the inevitable dismantling of free enterprise system has begun.

  1. You didn’t build this business alone—someone helped you.
  2. If you own the business your personal philosophy better be in line with that of the government.
  3. Oh what the hell!  Wouldn’t it just be easier for the government to take over the business and solve the entire issue?   Mayor Michael Dumberg of NY has already started down this path by telling us all what we can sell/purchase to eat and drink.

banned in NYC

It takes a lot of manpower to police sugar, salt and transfat…but its worth it!

 

President Obama, please show us it isn’t so! This is such a teachable moment. Why not have another beer summit in the White house garden catered by Chick-fil-A. It would go a long way in restoring your credibility with small business.

Let’s not forget:

With 100 days left until Barack The Pretender gets voted out of office

US National Debt stands at: $15.9 trillion

Unemployment stands at: 15.2 million people

And that’s the way it is here: a little left of right

JT

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Obama, Axelrod, negative campaign ads and…..”we didn’t build that”

A recent poll found that, between Romney and Obama, more Americans believe Obama is the one running the more negative campaign. This morning, Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod blamed this perception on Romney and GOP Super PACs. Axelrod accused the GOP of running ads that helped convince people that President Obama is running a more negative campaign than Mitt Romney.

He maintained on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe on Tuesday that that’s why a recent NBC/WSJ poll showed that Americans almost by a 2-to-1 margin think the Obama campaign is more negative. “Partly Joe [Scarborough], that’s because the Romney campaign and their friends in the super PAC world have just spent tens and tens of millions of dollars specifically on spots accusing Obama of running a negative campaign,” Axelrod said. “So I’m not surprised to see those numbers.”

David-Axelrod

I think its actually George Bush’s fault!

What universe is Axelrod living in? I seem to remember just two weeks ago Debbie Wasserman Schultz in response to Republican complaints against the Bain attacks saying: ”tell them to stop whining and put their big boy and big girl pants on”. Sounds like good advice David.

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David and I always have our big boy and big girl pants on

Has anyone yet seen a single positive commercial that Obama has run? It’s understandable because he has no record to speak of other than the claim of killing Osama Bin Laden. That has been exploited to a degree where classified information about the mission has intentionally been leaked to the press to make the President look like a tough guy.

Now with his posture of “you didn’t build that on your own” the President has to share the glory with the entire infrastructure behind the raid including (god forbid) the previous administration.

bin laden you didn't do that

But, put Axelrod on MSNBC, one of the kennels for Obama’s lap dogs, and he can say anything he wants without being challenged.  Chris Matthews will swoon and feel another tingle running up his leg, Rachel Maddow will say, “WOOF WOOF” and Ed Schultz will call Laura Ingraham a slut and…. you get the rest.

Obama lap dogs

I can only walk four at a time…there are just too many!

One of the most disingenuous Obama commercials has to be the “America the Beautiful” spot. It annoys everyone, Republicans, Independents and Democrats alike. Filled with intentionally false information, it portrays Romney as a jobs outsourcer with Swiss bank accounts.

We can leave the outsourcing for another discussion, but do you think David Axelrod may know some prominent democrats who have offshore investments?  I wonder where George Soros keeps his money, or Valerie Jarrett or even Timothy Geithner (Mr. clueless on LIBOR manipulations) when he actually pays taxes.

Quote of the Year

The negativity will only increase as Obama gets more desperate and Americans begin to see him for what he is: completely unqualified to be President of the United States. The most complex and demanding CEO position in the world occupied by a community organizer who promised hope and change and has no idea what to do beyond that. Great gig if you can get it!

Let’s not forget:

With 102 days left until Barack The Pretender gets voted out of office

US National Debt stands at: $15.9 trillion

Unemployment stands at: 15.2 million people

And that’s the way it is here: a little left of right

JT

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Obama, Capitalism, Socialism…. and “you didn’t build that”

Mitt Romney has taken Obama to task for saying “you didn’t build that” in a campaign speech about how government helps small businesses thrive. Romney’s campaign is running ads that suggest Obama doesn’t think entrepreneurs build their own businesses.

You didn't build that

If we didn’t have roads you could have never bought it!

A new Obama ad features the president speaking directly to the camera. He says the Romney ads take his words out of context and, the president says, are “flat out wrong.” Obama says was referring to public programs like education and infrastructure that helped businesses be successful.

Obama magic wand

and George Bush didn’t build it either!

Too late Mr. President…your comments couldn’t be taken out of context no matter what you meant. No one who actually understands and has participated in the “free market” would ever make such a comment. It was an argument specifically tailored to make unsuccessful people feel that they somehow contributed while Obama was showing contempt for private entrepreneurs who don’t believe they should be punished with even more confiscatory government policies that hinder their success.

small business owners

This is a classic socialist argument geared to support the culture of dependency being fostered by our Community Organizer In Chief. Regrettably, public programs for education and infrastructure don’t necessarily lead to the economic exceptionalism this country used to be known for.  One only has to look at European socialism to see how that experiment has worked out.

Lenin Obama

Great slogan..let’s use it!

Besides, great education and infrastructure are built on tax dollars, the bulk of which comes from successful people and corporations. Currently, in this country, 95% of tax revenues come from the top 5% of earners and 50% of the population pays no taxes at all.  So, Mr. President, great entrepreneurial supporter that you are, stop blaming those “bad people” who succeed in business because they’re funding the country and some of the misguided ones are even funding you.

We know you’re trying to build a permanent “pauper class” that will always vote democratic. So please spare us the hypocrisy and the lame attempts at retracting comments that are truly part of your belief system. You don’t create equality by bashing success. I guess they didn’t teach you that at ACORN.

socialism equally poor

Saul Alinsky was right….they always vote for you!

 

Let’s not forget:

With 104 days left until Barack The Pretender gets voted out of office

US National Debt stands at: $15.9 trillion

Unemployment stands at: 15.2 million people

And that’s the way it is here: a little left of right

JT