Today is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, apparently. That’s nice if you have a Chick-fil-A near you, which I don’t, and I never will if Vincent Gray has anything to say about it. But it looks like people are, ahem, flocking to Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country. Either because they hate gay people or they love free speech, depending on your perspective.
Courtesy of Twitchy:
— Scott A. Robinson (@PD_Scott) August 1, 2012
— Pete Wade (@PeteWadeinIndy) August 1, 2012
— Kenneth Ryan James (@kryanjames) August 1, 2012
Chick-fil-A in Murfreesboro, TN. People (including employees) are parking up to a mile away and walking.instagr.am/p/NyydILn24G/
— sara0catherine (@sara0catherine) August 1, 2012
— Rick Forse (@RickForse) August 1, 2012
That’s just a small sample, and they’re rolling in by the minute from all over the place.
Gee, it’s almost as if, once again, employing heavy-handed intimidation tactics against people who are exercising their right to free speech isn’t going so well for our friends on the liberal left. It’s almost as if the bullying isn’t working, even though it’s being done by people who perpetually paint themselves as victims. It’s almost as if Americans just want to enjoy a damn chicken sandwich for lunch without being scolded for it.
Meanwhile, Business Insider reports:
Jim Furman, CEO of Tarheel Capital, is one of Wendy’s biggest franchise owners (he has 86 locations), and he’s making his support for Chick-fil-A known.
This morning, several of his Wendy’s locations in North Carolina put up signs that read, “We stand with Chick-fil-A,” reports the L.A. Times.
The signs were taken down a few hours after they went up.
And now Wendy’s seems to be in full-on panic mode. Here’s how they’re replying to questions about it:
@msnbc An independent franchisee posted the sign, which he’s taken down.We proudly serve ALL customers!
— Wendy’s (@Wendys) August 1, 2012
Really? Wendy’s is implying that Chick-fil-A doesn’t serve gay people? If that were true, is there any conceivable way we wouldn’t have heard all about it by this point?
What the flock, Wendy’s?
P.S. Courtesy of WLS, take a look at these Chicago values:
P.P.S. A Chick-fil-A in West Virginia was evacuated because of a bomb threat. Let’s see if it makes national news, even though the restaurant isn’t being boycotted by the Tea Party.