Dear Readers: Today is, indeed, a good day for civic activism. Tea Party backed senatorial primary candidate Ted Cruz beat the establishment candidate solidly (check out Texas talk host Silvio Canto for more details on the race) — and served Chick-fil-A during the victory party. Citizens around the country are mobbing Chick-fil-A’s everywhere to send a message to the political elite: You can’t target a businesses with fines, regulations, or other restrictions just because they don’t follow a certain set of political inclinations.
Here is a sampling of the stories from the San Diego area:
- Via CBS -San Diego Chick-fil-A supporters turn out for “Appreciation Day The walk-in line at the Chick-fil-A restaurant in the Sports Arena area stretched into and around the parking lot at lunchtime, with a back-up for the drive-through window. Several people said on their Twitter accounts that the wait was around two hours.
- San Diego Reader: Long Lines of Customers at Chick-Fil-A - By one o’clock today, a manager at the Chick-Fil-A on Grand Avenue in San Marcos California worried that they were going to run out of food.
- Fox5: Chick-fil-A supporters line up for ‘Appreciation Day’ - Charles Conklin, of San Diego, told FOX 5 that when he pulled up to the Chick-fil-A drive-through line at about 11:20 a.m., there were at least 100 cars in front of him and a pedestrian line snaked through the parking lot. At one point, the crowd broke out in applause and directed a group of uniformed troops to the head of the line so they wouldn’t have to wait.
And fellow SLOB Word Warrior describes his trip to a Chick-Fil-A in Temecula: FANATICS, FASCISTS, OR IGNORAMUSES(I say all three, but I am not going to quibble!)
Yet, Team Obama insist they are going to win the Nov. 6th election and the elite media palms-off ginned-up polls that show him in the lead. Today has plainly shown that small government, liberty-loving Americans everywhere are inspired to support freedom of speech and freedom of spending, and the success of Cruz shows that Tea Party is very much alive.
At this point, I need to thank a few citizen pundits for inspiration for today’s post: Hot Air’s Harbingeing for “Americaaaaaaa’s Chikinnnnns Coming Home to Roooooost!!!!!” and Legal Insurrection’s teresainfortworth for the photo above.
MUT Prophesy 1: Obama is going down in such flaming defeat that his name will become the verb-form describing bone-crushing, nuclear-scale landslide defeats.
MUT Prophesy 2: If we aren’t careful, Obama will sign an executive order placing chickens on the endangered species list.
One more time, for the benefit of lefties still deluded that today was about gay-hating: The buycott was a success because Americans don’t like government bullies, plain and simple. And bullying pretty much sums up the entire Obama Administration approach to governance. In fact, regular Americans went out of their way to show how much they despise this tactic, as described by Hillbuzz contributor, Tamminator:
After walking through this crazy mess, which took about ten minutes, I arrived at the beautiful Coffman Union. I was walking behind 2 guys that I was pretty sure were heading for Chik-Fil-A. One of them was wearing a military baseball cap with an eagle on it, and that kind of gave it away for me. I said, “You must be looking for Chik-Fil-A”, and the guy with the hat said, “How did you guess?” I said, “Oh, lucky hunch”. We walked into Coffman, and I told the two men that the restaurants were downstairs. You could already smell the chicken in the air. Mmmm, it smelled nummy.
I expected a lousy turn-out, as the streets were so messed up, and you couldn’t park anywhere close to the building. Boy, was I was wrong! There was a huge line leading into the tiny Chik-Fil-A, out the door, around the corner, and down a hallway.
You have to remember that school is out for the summer, so the campus was pretty empty. Maneuvering around that construction, and getting to this place was a pain in the buttocks, and yet, there were close to 150 people in line at 1:45 in the afternoon. Chik-Fil-A was supposed to close at 2 PM, but they didn’t. They stayed open to accommodate all of their customers. Talk about customer service! I can only imagine how many people were lined up to eat when they opened their doors at 11 AM.
While in line(for an hour) I chatted with a man named Vern, who’d driven in from the Minneapolis suburb of Blaine. That’s an hours drive, folks, and I’m not even counting the time it would take for Vern to find a place to park and then walk to the Chik-Fil-A.
And pictorial evidence shows that there are vast numbers of Americans just like Vern and the Tamminator.
Do you think these people are going to lose their enthusiasm before Nov. 6th? Do you think they are going to fail to show up to the polls? Do you think they are NOT going to donate, walk precincts, or otherwise promote their candidates and measures? If you do, you are deluding yourself as badly as the purveyors of these asinine polls.
Finally, last night a lovely Jewish gymnast wowed the crowd to Hava Nagila.After the International Olympic Committee acted like a much of balless asses by denying a memorial to the Israeli athletes slain in 1972 by terrorists and failing to eject the obviously racist Lebanese wrestling team, seeing her perform with the support of the crowd was MUT’s 2012 Olympic moment.
Truly, some chickens came home to roost at that moment, too!
I have a feeling Chick-Fil-A is going to have some big business Nov 6th, too — at victory parties across the country for those newly elected representatives who truly understand what the phrase “freedom of speech” really means.
So, I wanted to oblige him –
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