Chick-Fil-A: Because Lying Is A Christian Value

anibundel flagged this today at ABLC:

This sign was seen in Chick-Fil-A today.

Shame on you Chick Fil A!  SHAME ON YOU! And Shame on Mike Huckabee and his defense of these despicable lying ass liars who lie and dare impugn the Jim Henson Company for standing up for what’s right.


[via anibundel]

136 replies
  1. 1
    celticdragonchick says:

    Anybody want to go paste signs saying Eat Mor Cok or Eat Kale! on the local Chick Fil-A on August 1st?

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    Which is going to make the issue even more public when the Jim Henson Company sues for libel. These clowns just had to switch to full auto before aiming at their feet.

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    @celticdragonchick: i will totally paste a sign to that effect at the new hollywood location.

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    gbear says:

    Wow. That move could only be described as chick-n-shit.

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    batgirl says:

    “…children getting their fingers stuck in the holes of the puppets.”

    Is this real?

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    redshirt says:

    Yeah but it’s lying for Jeebus, so A-OK. Also, Saved. Forgiven. Burn in Hell Libtards.

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    NCSteve says:

    Holy crap. I guess in Chick-Filet-world, slandering someone is better than admitting the Muppets don’t want to be associated with you because you’re owned by a bunch of bigoted assholes.

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    Citizen_X says:

    Eat mor lyin biggotz.

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    Legalize says:

    The good news is that if the 27%ers race to Chik-Fil-A on whatever the fuck day Huckleberry is telling them to, they are more likely to gorge their diabetes-riddled yobs with “food” that is more likely to kill them faster. Hastening the extinction of these shit-stains is a good thing.

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    Roger Moore says:


    Anybody want to go paste signs saying Eat Mor Cok or Eat Kale! on the local Chick Fil-A on August 1st?

    Cock, the other white* meat.

    *May vary depending on owner’s ethnicity.

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    eric says:

    y’all don’t get it…the boys get their fingers stuck in ernie’s hole and the girls get their fingers stuck in miss piggy’s holes and that is wholly unacceptable.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    I hope the Henson Company sues them until they’re blue. What a bunch of despicable assholes. I mean Christians. OK, same difference. How low can they go in the name of their Sky King?

    I want to see them choke on their chicken. :)

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    pragmatism says:

    my wife and daughter love chick-fil-a. i wore them down on the political views of the restaurant so we recreate the chick fil-a experience at home–even down to our versions of the sauces we like. the chick-fil-a sauce is just ken’s honey mustard dressing and bbq sauce.

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    Ben Franklin says:

    They have a policy of remembering the Lord’s Day by being closed Sundays.

    Of course the Sabbath is actually on Saturday, but that’s yer fact-based community for you.

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    AkaDad says:

    The owner of Chick-Fil-A is clearly a CINO.

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    pragmatism says:

    cory booker has made some missteps, but i really like this quote from him. take it to heart, chicken people:
    ”Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people. Don’t tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all His children. Don’t preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I’m not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as I am in how you choose to live and give.”

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    bemused says:

    Chik-Fil-A did this for reelz? Just wow. Never underestimate the shallowness of rightwinger Christian values.

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    The Bobs says:

    Chick-fil-a retroactively fired the Muppets. So there!

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    Robin G. says:

    @The Bobs: Win.

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    Bago says:

    Christians against chicken fingering. I’m looking at you gonzo.

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    japa21 says:

    Much as I would like to see them sued, all they have to do is find a couple kids with really large fingers who will say they got their fingers stuck. You noticde they very carefully pointed out that there were no injuries involved. If they had said that, they would have been in much greater difficulty.

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    trollhattan says:

    Henson Co: “We’re severing our relationship with Chik-fil-a because 1. What’s up with that name and 2. they’re [moar polite substitute for ‘dicks’]”

    Chik-fil-aDicks: “Henson Company wants to mangle your babies!”

    We’re all grownups here, amirite?

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    jrg says:

    Good thing there’s nothing in the Bible about being a fuckin’ liar. Sure, there’s the commandments thing, but that’s apocryphal. It’s not in the King Wingnut translation.

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    gbear says:

    @Legalize: Liberals die from pizza.

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    jl says:

    Chik fil A was giving away muppets with holes in them, or ‘holes’ in them? What kind of ‘holes’ did these muppet toys have? And where?

    Many distrubing questions raised here. What did Chik fil A know, and when did they know it?

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    trollhattan says:

    “Now, show us on the chicken where the Muppet touched you.”

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    GxB says:

    Keep fil-a-ing that chicken, good xtian soldiers. We really need a Christianist corporation list to make our boycotting a bit easier.

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    Pongo says:

    Curious why some of the corporations now jumping ship were partnering with Chick-Fil-A to begin with. It’s not like they ever hid their self-righteous Evangelical B.S. How many fast food joints do you know that advertise they are closed on the ‘Lord’s day’ to encourage families to spend time together–apparently doing something other than eating?

    The place has always felt like it’s run by sanctimonious church ladies who hide in the kitchen peering out at customers so they can silently pass judgment on sinners who feed their children fast food. Gives me the heebie-jeebies.

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    Raven says:

    @Pongo: In and Out has bible verses on it’s cups.

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    quannlace says:

    Just seen the name a few times but I finally had to Google it cause I had no idea who the hell Chick-Fil-A was. So, how does a fast food franchise have all this money to donate to anti-gay groups?
    Also: Chick-Fil-A is a stupid, stupid name. Makes you think of someone force feeding a goose for the foie gras.

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    Raven says:

    Tweety is playing a cool clip of Mittster telling Olympians that they didn’t get to the Olympics on their own!

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    BGinCHI says:

    Anyone know who the front pagers are going to kiss on Aug 3rd at their local Chik-fil-A?

    I have a few guesses.

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    Punchy says:

    I’m surprised they didn’t mention that Jim Henson’s cousin was Jerry Sandusky, and that he enjoys college football on Saturdays.

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    The prophet Nostradumbass says:

    @Raven: True, but you have to actually look for them to find them.

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    Quicksand says:


    In and Out has bible verses on it’s cups.

    Never mind that — boycott In-n-Out for their real egregious offense against all that is good and proper.

    Their horrid fries.

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    satby says:

    I used to justify going there once in a while because they as a corporation at least had an effort to hire ex-cons as part of their “Christian” values (and precious few places are willing to give released felons jobs of any kind). But the negatives are outweighing the positives here. G’bye Chick!

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    MikeJ says:

    @Raven: Alaska Airlines has bible stuff in the seatbacks. Very easily ignorable though, and as far as I know they don’t try to get their voodoo enacted into law, so it’s a non-issue for me.

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    scav says:

    @Raven: Their Bumper stickers were memorable for the near universal defacement in my neck of the woods

    In and Out Burgers

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    Raven says:

    @Quicksand: I don’t eat that shit but I wear their shirts. I just cleaned their sticker off my truck window and put on a HAWAII FISH HOOK sticker in it’s place!

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    Señor Sluggo says:

    My contribution to the cause: Chick-fil-A Hates Fags

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    NotMax says:

    (spreads out chicken entrails and then gazes deeply into the Mystic Crystal Cube of Prognostication®)

    In the future, under the 1000 year Republican Reich, Chick-fil-A does not serve the Soylent Pink.

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    Roger Moore says:

    You take that back! In-N-Out fries are great. They aren’t the same as McDonalds’ fries, but they’re definitely still good.

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    Joel says:

    @Raven: Discreet. And the place has a pretty wide-open vibe.

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    Joel says:

    @Raven: Discreet. And the place has a pretty wide-open vibe. As for the fries, they’re ok. The animal-style fries are just nasty, though.

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    joeShabadoo says:

    Is the Jim Henson company going to sue the shit out of them or does “a possible safety issue” give them some kind of cover because they aren’t necessarily saying the products are defective.

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    David Koch says:

    The Bible tells us, thy shall bare false witness

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    RedKitten says:


    Curious why some of the corporations now jumping ship were partnering with Chick-Fil-A to begin with. It’s not like they ever hid their self-righteous Evangelical B.S. How many fast food joints do you know that advertise they are closed on the ‘Lord’s day’ to encourage families to spend time together—apparently doing something other than eating?

    My guess is because Chick-Fil-A’s prejudices are starting to become much more unpopular and much more publicized. Partners are realizing that hitching themselves to Chick-Fil-A is starting to run the risk of damaging THEIR image.

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    Elizabelle says:

    How did they think they were going to get away with that?

    This is becoming quite funny.

    And good on Jim Henson’s company.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Anybody else notice that CFA could also stand for Confederate F*cks of America?

    “Fools” if you’re charitably inclined.

    Or Christianity for All. Goes to 11.

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    Quicksand says:

    @Roger Moore:

    No. You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.

    In-n-Out fries are objectively terrible. They are like eating damp cigarette butts.

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    geg6 says:

    OT, but RIP Sherman Hemsley. Awesome as George Jefferson.

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    kc says:

    Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor!

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    srv says:

    So once the public outrage at Chik reaches an uncomfortable level for Henson Co, they find their morals?

    Courageous, that.

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    Scott S. says:

    @joeShabadoo: Even if they have enough cover so Henson can’t sue them, it’s a bad move on the restaurant’s part. If they want to make a Muppet video making fun of these douchemooks… well, Muppet videos often go viral. World-wide viral.

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    pseudonymous in nc says:


    So, how does a fast food franchise have all this money to donate to anti-gay groups?

    Because Truett & Co. had a little bit left over from building up a “campus” around the big fuck-off baptist church in Jonesboro?

    Here’s the thing: Eat Mor Cok has a lot of supporters in the Atlanta whiteburbs, because unlike most fast foodsters, they offer college scholarships to high-school employees and put a lot of money into foster homes. Summary here, though I don’t agree with the author of that piece: supporting institutional inequality at a hands-off distance undercuts the other stuff that they’re very happy to publicise.

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    LanceThruster says:


    Good solution. Very impressive, and a true learning opportunity for the family.

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    paulfl says:

    Do these homophobic corporations really think they can hide behind their massive size and their number of bigoted conservative friends ready to defend anything they say or do so long as it sustains the right-wing Republican agenda? Hate and bigotry will be snuffed out and rebuked wherever and whenever it appears and stains this nation. If corporations truly are “people,” then this fast food chain ought to be brought up on hate crime charges for their rabid and repetitive actions denigrating gay Americans and challenging their rights as human beings. – Principled Progressive

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    LanceThruster says:

    @pragmatism: Thx for the Cory Booker quote – too true.

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    Wazmo says:

    Hmmm…I see Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper being sold there. ’tis a shame that Coke sells to a bunch of bigots.

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    NotMax says:

    Once Camilla discovered that “To Serve Chicken” was a cookbook, the whole deal began to unravel.

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    Raven says:

    Sherman “George Jefferson” Hemsley passed away. RIP

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @Raven: That’s just sad. I really liked The Jeffersons and even watched Amen as a kid.

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    Comrade Colette Collaboratrice says:

    @Roger Moore: @Quicksand: The key is to order them well-done and add your own salt. They aren’t the most flavorful fries even then, but they’re much more tolerable when they’re crispy than when they’re limp.

    NB: Damp cigarette butts cannot be improved by this method of preparation.

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    JGabriel says:

    @The Other Chuck:

    Which is going to make the issue even more public when the Jim Henson Company sues for libel.

    That’s what I was thinking too. This looks like a textbook case of libel/slander.


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    gelfling545 says:

    A friend who outside of her religious beliefs (which, to give her credit, she tries to live up to unlike many others) is a lovely person, posted a bit on FB about the Chik-A-Fil CEO supporting a “biblical” definition of marriage & who out there supports that. Just to mess with her co-religionists a bit I commented that no, I could not support the “biblical” definition because I am opposed polygamy. So far no one has seen fit to address that comment.

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    Ben Franklin says:


    In-n-Out fries are objectively terrible. They are like eating damp cigarette butts.

    A hundred years ago McDonald’s made fries from fresh potatoes and they were glok if the second dip in oil was too short.

    In and Out still use that method. If it’s done right, they are the best (crisp).

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    JR in WV says:

    So I’m a slow country boy. I don’t understand what Muppets and Jim Henson have to do with Christist wingnut Eat-mOR-CHIKAN dude?

    What factoid am I missing that will reveal the truth about Muppets and the xian-cnick-filet place and their connection? That will make it clear to me what is wrong with the warning sign?

    Is the sign false? Isn’t that a crime, to commercially lie about someone’s product so as to defame it?

    Chik-filet must be losing his mind to take on Sesame Street! That’s like claiming the Back Street Boyz are eagle scouts in reverse!

    Someone, please explain the bifurcation, in little simple words.


    Your pal, JR

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    Thoroughly Pizzled says:

    @Elizabelle: Or “Crusaders for Atheism.”

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    Steeplejack says:

    @JR in WV:

    Supposedly Henson severed the promotional tie with Chik-Fil-A because of the latter’s anti-gay stance, but Chik-Fil-A is trying to play it off as a problem with Henson’s promotional toys.

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    NotMax says:


    Disney owns the rights to the Muppets.

    Note to Chick-fil-A:

    Don’t f*ck with the Mouse.

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    trollhattan says:

    @JR in WV:
    Here ya go:

    The Jim Henson Company has announced via it’s Facebook page that it no longer wishes to partner with Chick-Fil-A because Henson’s company supports gay marriage.

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    beltane says:

    @JR in WV: I think they’re losing their mind to take on the Eat More Kale guy. We don’t have Chik-fil-a in Vermont but those Eat More Kale stickers have been ubiquitous for at least a decade. It will be like when Monster sports drink took on a local microbrewer on account of their “Vermontster” ale and lost.

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    pseudonymous in nc says:

    @JR in WV:

    What factoid am I missing that will reveal the truth about Muppets and the xian-cnick-filet place and their connection?

    Jim Henson Company ended its relationship with Chick Fil-A, who, coinkidinkally, now say that the Henson toys they were giving out to kids are UNSAFE!1!!1; the comments at the AJC give you a sense of… well, internet commenters at the AJC.

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    pragmatism says:

    @LanceThruster: so much cheaper than going to the restaurant and just as good. there are a lot of people who create recipes that approximate how the restaurant does it. the info is out there on these here intertubes. so far we have conquered my wife’s favorite cookies from a store in northern california, the entire chipotle menu, our favorite spring rolls, Jimboy’s tacos, chick-fil-a sandos, waffle fries and sauces, a ranch-dill sauce from La Bou (also northern california) for sandwiches, and chili’s chicken fingers. any time we have a craving for a place, we try to make it at home first.

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    srv says:

    @JR in WV: The muppets made money bundling their toys with a fast food franchise widely and well known for years and years for hating teh ghey. At some point, this became embarrassing to them, so they threw their partner under the bus.

    Now Big Bird is the victim.

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    trollhattan says:

    Wingnut logic; wingnut spellin’ from “Dave” on AJC comments:

    All those involved with The Jim Henson Company better trade in their stock options. With their strong belief of men marring men and women marring women, there won’t be any children to entertain with their muppets any longer and the company will go broke. And all the parents that do have children will hopefully keep there children from The Jim Henson Companies views

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    Roger Moore says:

    I disagree. I’ll admit that In-N-Out fries are too limp, but they actually taste like potato, a flavor I like that is missing from far too many fast food fries. I’m willing to tolerate their substandard texture for the taste.

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    pseudonymous in nc says:


    Disney owns the rights to the Muppets.

    But not the Creature Shop and other non-Muppet properties still owned by the Jim Henson Company.

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    beltane says:

    @trollhattan: I really hate it when men marr each other. I agree with the commenter that this is a bad thing.

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    pragmatism says:

    @Roger Moore: i always ask for fries well done. it’s part of their “secret menu”. #1, animal style, with green chiles and well done fries and a light lemonade. that’s me every time.

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    Ruckus says:

    Never eaten a damp(or dry) cig butt so I’m not sure I’d agree with you. The taste test must have been pretty tough to get subjects for. Smoking those things was bad enough, eating them? No fucking way. However if damp cigs taste like In n Out fries then I’ve got a new food source to try. Any particular brand of cigs? Cause In n Out fries are great. Hell, that’s one of the main reasons to eat there.

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    Quicksand says:

    @Roger Moore:

    I disagree. I’ll admit that In-N-Out fries are too limp, but they actually taste like potato, a flavor I like that is missing from far too many fast food fries. I’m willing to tolerate their substandard texture for the taste.

    Okay, I can respect that. I enjoy the potato taste too, but I think (for example) Five Guys does a far superior fresh-potato fry. And in the frozen fry class, McD and Del Taco prevail.

    Can we at least agree that In-n-Out deserves scorn for not offering bacon?

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    A little gum-out will remove those scuff marks that were previously marring your spouse.

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    bk says:

    @Comrade Colette Collaboratrice: Actually, “well done” sometimes come out way too crispy. Order them “lightly well”; perfect.

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    russ says:

    injecting personal and religious opinions into business and government have negative consequences.

    Keeping personal and religious views to yourself does no harm.

    Like my mother always said, “if you do not something nice to say, don’t”.

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    jl says:

    There was a young chick with a bun
    Who said, this is just getting fun
    But then sadly in stole
    Pervy muppet with ‘hole’
    And so the party was done

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    Can we at least agree that fries (chips) made from real potatoes are actually superior to the frozen crap that is thrown in hot oil at McDonalds or wherever? I made myself curry and chips for dinner this weekend. It was really simple, peel potatoes, cut them into chips, fry.

    When I first moved over here I remember telling a co-worker that I had made french fries for dinner the night before. She looked at me with honest curiosity “how do you do that?” She was honestly not familiar with anything other than the frozen crap. Sad.

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    scav says:

    @trollhattan: Poor dears, can they really believe that the stork doesn’t visit houses without the magic blessed mixed-gender ring? And, five minutes later will be up in arms about the dreaded swamping tide of children being raised in homosexual households being the #1 cause of drought and wildfires. No wonder Chick-A-Lie knows it can put up any random bit of easily disproved falsehood up on a board and their customer base will accept and cheer.

    ETA: Yes, yes, prime Rombot base, definition of obvious.

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    Roger Moore says:

    I don’t know about Five Guys; there doesn’t seem to be one within my normal food range. If I want really great fresh potato fries, I’ll haul myself over to The Oinkster in Eagle Rock, where they do the whole double-frying thing and offer their own, made-in-house garlic aoli and chipotle ketchup to put on them. Their pastrami is pretty damn good, too.

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    NotMax says:


    Reminded of feisty Alice Roosevelt Longworth’s pillow.

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    Lit3Bolt says:

    If you want, check out Doug Mataconis’ implosion of butthurt about mean libs putting vile political pressure on his beloved Chik-Fil-A.

    Truly amusing watching Doug and the other conservatives squirm over this issue.

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    El Cid says:

    Thanks to a New Zealand chef with a TV show where he takes on fast foods, there’s this:

    Make fresh potato chips, in minutes, in the microwave:

    Slice them thin and as evenly as possible; if you have a good mandolin (I guess a lute would du), use that.

    Lay a bit of parchment (baking) paper (not wax paper) on a microwavable plate.

    Layer on the potato slices, flat, and not touching too much. No oil. Salt them a bit if you like.

    Lay another layer of parchment / baking paper on.

    Cook at high temperature (no water, no oil, no cover other than the other paper) for a few minutes, depending on your nuker — 3 minutes, 5.

    You can probably do multiple layers if your microwave is decently powerful.

    They come out crisped and browned. Crunchy. No. added fat. No added oil. No cookware. No stove or oven needed. No 45 minutes or preheating.

    It’s a goddam miracle.

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    suzanne says:

    @celticdragonchick: I saw a comment on a blog in which the person wrote, “It’s Adam-fil-Steve, not Chick-Fil-A.” LMMFAO.

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    jl says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: I can agree to that. Have you checked out Five Guys? If so, what do you think? I agree with Quicksand, they are much better than frozen fast food grease sticks.

    But will check out Oinkster in good old Eagle Rock as per Roger Moore next time I make my semi annual pilgrimage down to So Cal.

    I forgot the directions to go see the eagle in the rock though, will have to look that up.

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    xian says:

    @Roger Moore: you have to ask for them crispy (or “well done”)

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    beltane says:

    See, if you allow gays to marry this might happen.

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    Ben Franklin says:

    @El Cid:

    It’s a goddam miracle

    Ever hear of free radicals? The only thing you should put in the microwave is the kitchen sponge.

    Kills the bacteria

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    RedKitten says:

    The irony is that I’m seeing a lot of people on different news sites commenting and saying how horrible it is that Chick-Fil-A is being punished for standing by their beliefs.

    Where were those folks when the Million Moms group was calling for a boycott on J.C. Penney when it chose Ellen Degeneres as its spokeswoman? Why were they not wailing about how horrible it was for J.C. Penney to be punished for standing by their beliefs?

    Chick-Fil-A is most certainly allowed to hold their anti-gay views. Nobody is stopping them. But people (and businesses) are also within THEIR rights to choose to no longer do business with them because of those views.

    That’s what the free market is all about, baby.

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    David in NY says:

    Live in New York City. Then you never have to eat at any of these places, thank god. I’ve had more awful food on the road (Perkins, stuff still frozen in the middle, etc.) than I care to remember.

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.” Now… I been sayin’ that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, that meant your ass. You’d be dead right now. I never gave much thought to what it meant. I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin’ made me think twice. See, now I’m thinking: maybe it means you’re the evil man. And I’m the righteous man. And Mr. Kermit the Frog here… he’s the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean Chik-Fil-A is the righteous man and I’m the shepherd and it’s the world that’s evil and selfish. And I’d like that. But that shit ain’t the truth. The truth is Chik-Fil-A is the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m tryin’, Cathey. I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd.

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    NotMax says:

    @David in NY

    NYC had its own fast-food crosses to bear.

    Papaya King

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @pseudonymous in nc:

    Correct — Disney only owns the rights to the actual Muppets (ie the ones who were on “The Muppet Show” and in the films), not any of the other Henson properties.

    I was kind of wondering how it was possible that Chik-fil-A was using Disney properties because Disney withdrew from all of their fast food contracts four or five years ago and now they can only partner with healthy food (in other words, it’s Disney and Pixar toys at Subway now and forevermore, or until someone else manages to have a healthy fast-food chain), but if it’s not Muppets, it’s not Disney.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Uh, I just came in for a Royale. I’ll be on my way, then. [Sidling out]

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    Roger Moore says:


    The irony is that I’m seeing a lot of people on different news sites commenting and saying how horrible it is that Chick-Fil-A is being punished for standing by their beliefs.

    Of course what they really mean is that it’s terrible that Chick-Fil-A is being punished for standing up for beliefs the poster agrees with. When it’s terrible, evil beliefs like equal rights that are being attacked, it’s all well and good.

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    Odd. I seem to remember some other really famous guy saying that a long, long time ago. I don’t think many people took it as gospel.

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    El Cid says:

    @Ben Franklin: For those equally convinced of the prominent role microwave cooking plays in life’s dangers, they should closely heed your advice.

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    pragmatism says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: nice one! that was funny!
    improper attribution, for sure, on my part.

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    beltane says:

    @NotMax: Oh come on, both Nedicks and Papaya King had personality. And cockroaches.

    Nathan’s french fries used to be among the best.

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    joel hanes says:

    Back in the eariliest 60’s, when McDonalds made real fries from real potatoes, they were proud to advertise that they deep-fried them in 100% beef fat.

    And that still makes the best-tasting french fry — it’s that taste from your childhood that you’ve been missing.

    Tallow. It’s what’s for dinner.

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    bemused says:


    I don’t own a deep fryer so we make oven fries. Coat the fries in olive oil, spread fries not touching each other in a jelly roll pan, salt, bake at 425 for 15 or more minutes, turn over and bake 10 minutes more. Times vary with thickness of fries and desired crispness.

    I’m a french fry addict so this is a healthier way to feed my habit.

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    Ben Franklin says:

    @El Cid:

    Prominent, no. It’s just another link in the daisy chain. FWIW

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    Mister Papercut says:

    Has anyone thought to put pressure on the sponsors of Bigot Burgers’ kickoff game and bowl game (especially a company like AT&T, that has a reputation for being diversity-minded)? If not, why not?

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    NotMax says:


    No chain’s fries can hold a candle to the giant-size Minit Stop (a local chain of gas ‘n’ gulp stores) potato wedges.

    photo, with fried chicken and roll

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    j says:

    @pragmatism: Just Google “Chick-fil-a recipes”.

    This one is currently #1 for a few days, but others have the same thing with all that “peanut oil to fry” BS.

    Enjoy. It’s pretty much salt, sugar and fat.

    With JEEZUSSS!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    In and Out has bible verses on it’s cups.

    Oh Raven, I could interpret that sentence SO many ways.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @geg6: Movin on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky. RIP.

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    trollhattan says:

    @joel hanes:
    By reputation, Belgian pommes fried in horse fat (frealz) are the world’s bestest, but I wouldn’t know.

    I burnt out on fries ages back, but not long ago had some that triggered a heavenly choir, so wonderful were they. Don’t know all the prep details but they were coated in spicy panko batter, for starters.

    For a simple thing, fries can be complicated.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I think the 7/19/2012 date on that sign is, oh what’s the word, it’s on the tip of my tongue … oh yeah, RETROACTIVE.

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    mai naem says:

    Put pressure on the NCAA on the Chik Fil A/Peach Bowl and the sponsors. There’s also a celebrity golf tourney during the Bowl. Perhaps they can stick to the usual bigots – Gary Sinise, Ted Nugent, the Victoria idiot from SNL, Chuck Norris,Patricia Heaton, Angie Harmon, Bo Derek… Also too, does Coca Cola really want to be connected to a bigoted company. It is reflective of their products no?

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Sorry, and this is cruel, but I don’t want to see the phrases “In-n-Out” and “too limp” in the same sentence on a day I happen to be remembering my late ex-husband with some people.

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    Jennifer says:

    Regardless of the plausible deniability of their statement, that “possible safety issue,” Chick-Fil-Lie is probably not insulated from a lawsuit should the Henson Company choose to bring one, because assuredly there is something in the contract between the two parties stipulating that they are free to withdraw from the partnership should the actions of one of the parties reflect negatively upon the other party. And since there’s a well-established timeline here – Henson Company posts to their Facebook page that they are disassociating from Chick-Fil-Lie; mysteriously, the very next day, a “safety concern” never noticed before and from which no actual injuries have resulted is announced by Chick-Fil-Lie as the excuse for not handing out toys that Henson Company has already told them not to hand out.

    The issue here is that it’s a deliberate attempt to defame their former partner, and there’s probably something in the contract that speaks to that as well. Henson Company didn’t defame Chick-Fil-Lie; they simply said “we disagree with this particular policy and so we don’t want to do business with them anymore.” That’s a true statement. Chick-Fil-Lie could have easily posted signs that said, “the partnership between Chick-Fil-Lie and Henson Company has been terminated, so the toys are no longer available. We apologize for the inconvenience,” and been done with it. Instead, they make a deliberate false statement and attempt to smear Henson Company by telling parents essentially this: “the Henson Company put a toy out there that could hurt your kids.” I’m sure it’s actionable, whether or not Chick-Fil-Lie does manage to find some fat-fingered kids to claim they got their fingers stuck.

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    j says:

    @Pongo: Hey, a Sunday off. Sounds like a great day to take the wife & kids out to the park for some fresh air family time.

    And stop at KFC on the way to the park.

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    Bobby Thomson says:

    @suzanne: Huh-larious.

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    j says:

    @joeShabadoo: As far as I know (we don’t have Dreck Filler around here) Disney owns the Muppets. The Henson Co. is run by his son, and maybe the characters in that Chick Fail promotion are owned by Henson Productions. Maybe by Disney.

    It all depends on which characters are being used. IF Henson pulled them I assume they were Henson characters. Disney has a whole different stable of Muppets to play with.

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    jl says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: ’twasn’t me. I do not engage in racy french fry talk and find it offensive. I think you meant another commenter.

    Edit: I’m a little hurt that no one found my limerick offensive, though

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    j says:

    @pseudonymous in nc: Just like Home Depot who keeps touting their support for TEAM USA at the Olympics, but donate big bucks to every right wing piece of shit to ever come down the pike.

    I don’t shop there either. Fuck Home Depot.

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    JR says:

    Thanks, everyone, for filling me in. I mean, I kinda expected that answer, inference working out OK for once.

    But it’s almost as bad as the TeleTubbies being gay, or some of them. Ridiculous, they’re all puppets – they’ve been tutored at the Vets already!


    I go there rarely, when spousal unit craves chicken not ruined by the Dr’s special secret sauce. Or whatever.

    5 Guys may be the best commercial fries from a chain. There used to be a bar at a bowling alley – across the street from a 3-shift plant back when we had those – and they made the greatest fries and onion rings ONION Rings! Home cut ‘taters and onions.

    The plant closed and was razed, I still remember driving by and seeing huge wood beams, 18×24 and half a block long, burning like Hell late at night. That could have been chestnut, it was an old building, and would have been worth a ton of $$ if it was recycled. Charcoal, now, tho.

    Chickin-Filet [sic] hates ’em some gay customers, and I hope it destroys their brand sooner than later. We all have gay friends and relatives, they’re just some of them hiding in plain sight. It doesn’t ever shock me any more, even if they’re Republican, although that’s pretty sad. I love all my friends and cousins, all of ’em!

    Thanks again!

    PS, sorry for the rambling post, I didn’t have time to make it shorter!

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    j says:

    Just saw on the Ed Show (Michael Eric Tyson substituting) that the Henson Company is donating EVERY CENT they got from “Shit R Us” to GLAAD.

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    @jl: Go to Umami Burger instead. You won’t regret it. Usually the “gourmet burger” thing is over-priced crap, but Umami is the real deal.

    I’ll eat In N’ Out if I have to, but I think it’s pretty darn overrated. And the line, 99% of the time, makes it quite the opposite of “fast” food. With all the great mom/pop burger joints and gourmet burger places, I’ve never understood why people in LA get so crazy about INO.

    If you’re going to Eagle Rock to eat, go to Casa Biancha for pizza (but be prepared to wait), or the Pollos Ala Brasa (Peruvian) on Colorado.

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    NotMax says:


    Not quite every cent. According to the press releases, the Henson company is donating the final residual check to GLAAD.

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    jl says:

    @Uncle Ebeneezer: Thanks for tips, I will remember them. I know people around Eagle Rock so always go by there when in So Cal.

    But, did the comment system mess up, when did I say one good thing about in and out burger? I do not like them, and don’t understand the fuss about them.

    In fact, I am not a fast food burger fan, and Five Guys is just the best of a bad lot.

    I will not be framed!

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    BN@jl: No that would be my brain that messed up, reading multiple comments and commenting quickly (damn these un-threaded comment boards!)

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    JR in WV says:

    @Uncle Ebeneezer:

    No, no… simpler is better. It’s hard enough to keep track of the comments unthreaded. We coders need to keep it simple to get it done on time.

    You all take care out west!


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    El Cid says:

    @Mister Papercut: I like the idea of a “Bigot Burgers” restaurant. But then, you’d write about it just the way the Onion wrote here, so, what’s the use?

    Unless it was a French-style pronunciation and they keep having to say, “No, it’s pronounced like ‘Big-O’, oh, hell, no, I didn’t mean that either” as all around laugh.

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