The results of the “counter protest”, the “kiss-in” at Chick-Fil-A are in…
The Liberal media is very happy to pronounce it a success.
Chicago: “If you are discriminating against a segment of the community, I don’t want you in the 1st Ward,” Moreno told the Tribune this week. “Because of this man’s ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A’s permit to open a restaurant in the 1stWard.”
“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values. They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty.”–Chicago Mayor and Former Obama Chief of Staff (before Obama “evolved”) – Raul Emmanuel.
Talk about “you didn’t build it”. This is “you won’t build it” :)
And what even funnier: Same-sex marriages cannot be legally entered into in Illinois.
Man, you just can’t write ironic comedy like this. But the White House is trying…
The unemployment rate didn’t go up nearly as much as every was saying according to the White House: “The household survey showed that the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3% in July (or, more precisely, the rate rose from 8.217% in June to 8.254% in July),” wrote Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.
“While there is more work that remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that the U.S. economy is continuing to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression,” Krueger wrote.
Wow! That lipstick on a pig is getting to be quite a whore! :)
The household survey showed that the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3% in July (or, more precisely, the rate rose from 8.217% in June to 8.254% in July). Acting BLS Commissioner John Galvin noted in his statement that the unemployment rate was “essentially unchanged” from June to July.
How many people does that .04658771000004788222299985347 increase add up to in a country of 300 million?
They’re only people.
Spin, baby, spin.
And by “baby” — I of course mean “the media.”
By the way, despite the media spin, this is the second uptick in unemployment in just a few months. In March our unemployment rate was 8.1%.
Someone needs to tell Obama he’s doing it wrong.
Yep, we paid $800 billion dollars for a stimulus and all we got was more lousy unemployment. (Breitbart)
I would say the $6 Trillion he’s spent has done a lot of good, for his apparatchiks. Everyone else has gotten screwed.
Unemployment has been over 8% since February 2009. The Senate hasn’t passed a Budget since April 2009.
But everything is getting better!!! :)
This is sort of a nice metaphor for the economy, I think. Economic analysts and politicians are screaming about upticks and down-ticks — Romney called the report a “hammer blow” to families — but the underlying picture is relentlessly, boringly, tragically, the same. Things are getting better, decimal by decimal, but not fast enough. Manufacturing is growing. Food and services are adding low-wage jobs. Total government is shrinking. Meanwhile, in Washington, there is nothing resembling even the broadest definition of urgency.
If this is all sounding familiar, it’s because you’re paying attention. In 2011, the unemployment rate didn’t change between January and July, and we averaged 150k new jobs per month. In 2012 … the unemployment rate didn’t change between January and July. and we averaged 150k new jobs per month. Maybe there’s a seasonal adjustment quirk with the numbers. Maybe things really are getting better at an imperceptibly slow pace. Those things aren’t mutually exclusive. (The Atlantic)
But at least the Media focused on what is REALLY important.
Chick-Fil-A haters. Harry Reid’s Mudslinging. And Romney’s “gaffes”. That’s what’s important!
The three networks focused on Romney’s alleged gaffes in 18 of 21 evening news stories about Romney’s trip to London, Israel, and Poland, according to MRC. That’s 86 percent.
The networks devoted 53 minutes to almost entirely negative coverage of Romney’s trip. During Obama’s 2008 journey, they offered 92 minutes of gushing coverage, according to MRC.
But don’t worry, they aren’t biased. :)
I’m sad to report today a death of a good friend to all of us…..Journalism, the once esteemed 4th estate of our nation and the protector of our freedoms and a watchdog of our rights has passed away after a long struggle with a crippling and debilitating disease of acute dishonesty aggravated by advanced laziness and the loss of brain function.–Gov. Huckabee 2009
10 of thousands show up on “Appreciation Day” and the media want to ignore those “haters”. But 10′s of people show up at the “kiss in” and the Media is trumpeting it as a major success against the “haters”.
America, What a Country. And the Liberal media isn’t biased…. :)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee recently tweeted: “Closest Chick-fil-A to San Francisco is 40 miles away and I strongly recommend they not try to come any closer.”
You strongly recommend, Mr. Mayor? Why? Might something happen to a Chick-fil-A business that opens in your town? Are you sanctioning threats?
That’s the crux of this matter: Lee’s belief that he has a right to punish those with whom he disagrees.
Hey, Mr. Mayor, the vast majority of black preachers publicly oppose gay marriage. Are you going to tell them not to set up shop in your town?
Bet he won’t.
The Chick-fil-A deal is basically a grandstand play by some politically correct leftwing zealots. But it has backfired big time. All across the country, thousands of folks stood in long lines this week to buy chicken from Chick-fil-A. They are making an important statement: Don’t mess with freedom of expression.
That is one foul thing to do. (Bill O’reilly)
But the Left is in a Fowl mood, while the rest of the country is should be in a foul mood over the economy and the politics of the Left instead.
NOVEMBER IS COMING