The Chick-Fil-A tempest in Chicago is getting silllier by the minute.
An ACLU lawyer has urged people to go to Chick-Fil-A and eat the chicken sandwiches by the hundreds!
GLB groups are planning to have a KISS -IN in which they go to Chick-Fil-A and sit at the tables and booths and kiss each other passionately to show their hatred for the Chick-Fil-A’s CEO statement of support for marriage between a man and a woman. The KISS IN will surely produce a wave of nausea in some customers.
Meanwhile a National Chick-Fil-A Day will fill the businesses with supportive customers who do not agree with the interference of the “thought police” in Chicago, Boston or other cities where they have reared their heads.
Another recent POLITICAL tempest was unleashed when the President gave a speech in Virginia saying that enterprising business entrepreneurs did not build their own businesses by themselves—the Government did it!!!!
This came as news to a lot of people who have struggled on their own to get businesses going by hard work, financial sacrifice and great effort. But of course the President knows best. (or so he thinks)
A recent editorial comment in a Washington news outlet put things into perspective.
Daniel Beutler who lives in Washington state, is a former congressional aide and campaign worker. He wrote the op-ed in a very sarcastic way: Some choice quotes from his piece are worth repeating as well as the entire article which can be read by googling
“WE BUILT THAT” by Daniel Beutler, in DAILY CALLER, 7-30-2012.
“It’s a shame there aren’t more mid-July graduations in Roanoke, Virginia. If there had been, the president might have delivered his “you didn’t build that” speech to the most appreciative audience. Imagine the relief enjoyed by the graduates—-and their parents–who face the anxiety of angling for entry into a workforce under the shadow of an 8.2% unemployment rate, when the president rejiggered the formula for success. The hearts of the newly minted graduates would be lifted to know that classroom achievement, diligent hours studied away, ingenuity and determination are not the factors determining their success. No, the actual active ingredient , informed the Talker In Chief: it is his generous government…………..”
And further on, Beutler nails a few more sarcastic darts thrown at the president’s formula for success:
“Those lucky recipients of achievement and prosperity —-built, packaged, and delivered —can take a deep breath too. The president’s reassurances dispel paranoia that government might be trying to tear you down. Sure— regulatory agencies churn out hundreds of fresh pages each week. The NRLB rearranges a private business’s operations. The Environmental Protection Agency turns 30 years of forest law on it head, gutting responsible forest farms, family-wage union jobs and even their cousins at the Forest Service all at once. The current regulatory burden is $1.75 trillion annually but they can stop their whining. Your businesses are ours to tear down. You see you didn’t build that—-we did.”
The conclusion is the best in that op-ed”
“So graduates, pick your poison. Food Stamps, subsidies, loans or the road.
We’ll take it from here. You’re in good hands. Just ask Solyndra.”
I love the tempests……they make me think about what is really important in my own life…..and they launch darts and even rockets at a few things that might need blowing up.