Favorite Chick-fil-A Quotes

Okay, just a quick roundup and then I’ll move on.  Maybe I’ll even start trying to organize the den.


Jim Fister:  “So essentially, the rage against ‘the machine’ is mostly people whining about how the owner of a large company has the luxury of living in a nation with free speech protections.”

The Conch Holder:  “When your goal is no longer a positive goal of securing rights, but a negative goal of limiting what people are allowed to believe, you are now firmly on the wrong side of liberty.  Americans showed how they felt about that by helping Chick-Fil-A to break all of their sales records.  I believe the reaction would have been the same if a conservative official threatened to shut down Starbucks because they support gay marriage.”

AHLondon (aka Leslie Loftis):  “Since the CfA boycott call offends social conservatives and limited government adherents, the CfA restaurants today were full of all of the right and a large chunk of the left.  This alliance is a doomsday scenario for the Democrats.”

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10 thoughts on “Favorite Chick-fil-A Quotes

  1. Debbie 4 August 2012 at 6:12 pm Reply

    “The Chick-fil-A culture and 66-year-old service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.” Chick-fil-A clearly showed this when their employee dealt with libtard Adam Smith. So who’s hating who and why is this irony completely missed by the left?

  2. Keith DeHavelle 4 August 2012 at 8:02 pm Reply

    I do not think that it is irony. The notion of tolerance is well-understood by the Left, but not in the way that you’d expect. Marcuse advocated for this, as I’ve written about before:

    Along the way, he adamantly states that art cannot be repressed. And yet, Marxists have been quick to eliminate any art that they thought did not support the Communist State. How does Marcuse get there? He breaks “art” into “art, not-art and anti-art.” The latter two, you see, can and should be repressed. Of course, his people will make the decisions on what to tolerate.

    For he argues that to do otherwise is to allow “Tolerance toward that which is radically evil.” And the repression of speech and acts is entirely appropriate in “liberalist theory”: Tolerance was ‘to apply only to human beings in the maturity of their faculties’” — and only Marxist liberals are mature, of course.

    Seen this way, the utter destruction of a person because he disagrees with the Left is not only tolerant, it is required as proper behavior.

    And if we think that this is ironic or hypocritical, it is merely because we don’t understand. We are not “mature.”

    Isn’t it interesting, as shown in the past few days as well as in the “occupy” movement (written in lower case because they hate capitalism) what passes for “mature” these days?

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

    • nooneofanyimport 4 August 2012 at 9:12 pm Reply

      Ah! Level Head and Debbie have encapsulated my internal debate perfectly: are those on the totalitarian left blind to their own hypocrisy, or do they know good and well that their rules of “tolerance” don’t apply to themselves?

      Funny thing is, I think these two propositions are not mutually exclusive. B/c, if they follow the reasoning of folks like Marcuse (thanks for the great info at your link LH), then they know that tolerance doesn’t apply to those views which “should be restricted.” They know the standards are different.

      Yet, I suspect that often, leftists believe the irrational rhetoric, ie, they believe that the standards should be different b/c conservative views are de facto invalid.


      • Keith DeHavelle 4 August 2012 at 9:40 pm Reply

        I would agree — both attitudes can apply, though not generally to the same people.

        There are those who are “hard-core leftists” who see the world as Marcuse describes — these folks (even major magazine columnists) use phrases like “We live our lives intolerant only of those who don’t tolerate” with no sense of irony.

        But there are lots of good people who have found themselves on the Left for other reasons — some as a matter of principle (and who can be reasoned with) and others for monetary reasons (and who can therefore be bought, since they have been). But these folks are not evil, and many of them are uncomfortable with the tactics on display by Mayor Emanuel and others.

        Speaking of irony, Rahm Emanuel complaining that Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in the city that is the poster child for American political corruption because the company doesn’t have “Chicago values” is sort of delicious. In one sense he might be right — the dead Democrat voters of Chicago probably do not frequent the restaurant chain.

        At least, I’d hope not.

        ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

      • Citizen Tom 5 August 2012 at 9:57 pm Reply

        Keith certainly tackled the irony issue well enough, but what is evil? Consider the perspective of a toddler.

        To a toddler, whatever separates him from what he wants is bad or evil. What is the difference between how some adults and toddlers view evil? Adults hide their selfishness and deceit with greater sophistication.

  3. heathermc 5 August 2012 at 1:31 am Reply

    what happened to part 3 of your dog story?

    • nooneofanyimport 5 August 2012 at 8:54 am Reply

      It’s still in my head unfortunately. I am in such disarray right now, lol

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  6. referencement google 26 July 2013 at 3:17 pm Reply

    This is a topic that is close to my heart.
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