A gay “kiss-in” at the Chick-fil-A restaurants? Chick-fil-A welcomed it as long as the participants were orderly. The restaurant chain issued a statement that “We understand from news reports that Friday, August 3, may present yet another opportunity for us to serve our customers with genuine hospitality, superior service, and great food.” Great line! Hell, why not take advantage of the extra business?
About 15,000 gays were expected to participate across the country which doesn’t sound like many. Some of them thought it is too much of an “in your face” protest. I have to agree. As we noticed from the Chick-fil-A appreciation day this week, thousands joined forces to support the chain and their ideals. Common sense says that a day of same sex kissing at Chick-fil-A was not going to help the gay cause and would probably hurt it.
According to reports in today’s (8-4) media, the “kiss in” was a giant flop nationally, including in the Phoenix area. About fifty people showed up at one location in Paradise Valley but the kissing was minimal. Most of the action was shouting lines like “I am somebody and I demand equal rights.” That’s a bit confusing to me as I didn’t realize Chick-fil-A was abusing anyone’s rights. All they have done is state their opinion of marriage when asked. Gays are welcome in their places any time they wish and some are employed there. This is just another example of a pressure group taking themselves way too serious.
Is Obama getting more desperate? It’s almost comical that when the unemployment rate went from 8.2 to 8.3 for July, the White House would say it is actually 8.254. That is a good example of splitting hairs. There is the cheering over 163,000 jobs being created last month. Unfortunately, not much mention of the 150,000 jobs lost. But it is all meaningless when you realize that the actual unemployment figure is 15%. It doesn’t matter how much creative accounting is applied and how much Obama says it is your “patriotic duty” to pay more taxes, he is on the wrong track.
Clint Eastwood backs Romney: "I think the country
needs a boost." (Getty)
As if Obama doesn’t have enough on his plate, Clint Eastwood has announced his support for Romney. This line from Dirty Harry (1971) is pretty appropriate: : “When are you people gonna stop messing around with this guy. He’s gotta be stopped now!”
Interesting recent letter sent to The Arizona Republic: It was in response to another letter stating that “We don’t fight mandated auto insurance.”
Not everyone owns a car. Those people are not mandated to buy auto insurance. Does the letter writer actually believe everyone driving has auto insurance? If so, why do I have to have coverage against uninsured drivers?
Not everyone owns a house. Are renters mandated to have insurance? What about all the exemptions to the mandate. Not everyone is required to buy mandated health insurance (Just ask Nancy Pelosi).
I would advise all young, healthy people with a good income to pay the penalty tax. It will be cheaper than a high insurance premium. Then, later when they get a serious condition, they can buy the mandated health insurance because they can’t be refused coverage and there will be no cap on their costs.
Another letter asks: If we have a failed Social Security system, failed Medicare, failed Medicade, failed postal system, failed solar companies financially aided by the government, what do we expect to get from Obamacare? Good question.