Thursday, August 02, 2012

Who did they vote for? The Chick-Fil-A edition

I knew that yesterday was Support Chick-Fil-A day. I chose not to participate because 1) I'm trying to avoid fast food. 2) the nearby Chick-Fil-A is not all that convenient and 3) I knew it would be crowded.

About 7:30 the Gekko's went out to a nearby restaurant and I couldn't figure out why the traffic was so backed up so we went around some back roads to the steak house. After dinner (about 8:30), we went home our usual way and I could not believe that there were cars waiting in the drive thru line three blocks from the store.

The Lovely Mrs. Gekko asked me what promotion Chick Fil A was doing and I told her about the support Chick Fil A day. She couldn't wrap her arms around why people would go to such extremes to support this company.

Here's the deal. This was a tea party rally pure and simple. This whole phenomenon is a result of persecution of a people who's only sin has been to follow the rules and have a conviction of what's right and wrong.

Let's face it. Rahm Emmanuel didn't need to say that Chick-Fil-A didn't adhere to Chicago's values..... it's been implied covertly for generations.

As a result, good law abiding individuals got the message and took their families, their wealth and their values to the suburbs. At least there, you're not persecuted for the simple belief that a government should not sanction gay marriage.

Our country has been gradually shifting into red and blue areas.

It's clear that Chick-Fil-A will have a spot reserved for them in Redville and it's equally clear that slums, crime, poverty and shitty schools will have a home in Chicago because those are the values they espouse.

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