Chick-fil-A wings in new direction af...

Chick-fil-A wings in new direction after gay flap

There are 340 comments on the WWL-TV New Orleans story from Apr 8, 2014, titled Chick-fil-A wings in new direction after gay flap. In it, WWL-TV New Orleans reports that:

The iconic chicken chain, as well-known for its conservative heritage as its savory eats, is recalibrating its moral and culinary compass.

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Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#150 Apr 12, 2014
Frankie, the above post was meant for eJohn, I thought that's who I was responding to, oops. My mistake.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#151 Apr 12, 2014
Curteese wrote:
Once in a great while, usually around Passover, the stores DO sell Coca Cola made with cane sugar. That's the only time I will get one. It's in the glass bottles and pop tops and cane sugar. You have NO idea how GOOD it tastes and takes me back to childhood when my parents would allow me like one soda on the 4th of July.
Interesting observation... I had given up soft drinks for many years. When I tasted Coke again, it was actually rather foul. It could be the corn syrup substitution, or it could just be changing tastes.

You also mentioned soda on the Fourth of July. Every year, my uncle hosted a four (sometimes five) generation reunion at his farm on the Fourth. My dad always contributed several cases of coke, sprite, cherry, orange, and grape Crush, root beer, cream soda, etc. He was known as the Pop Man.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#152 Apr 12, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Interesting observation... I had given up soft drinks for many years. When I tasted Coke again, it was actually rather foul. It could be the corn syrup substitution, or it could just be changing tastes.
You also mentioned soda on the Fourth of July. Every year, my uncle hosted a four (sometimes five) generation reunion at his farm on the Fourth. My dad always contributed several cases of coke, sprite, cherry, orange, and grape Crush, root beer, cream soda, etc. He was known as the Pop Man.
People in other days COULD have a soda without gaining a pound or two that day for the Coke bottles of yore were little 8 OZ numbers, not the MEGA Big Gulp of now, like a 2 liter sized one from 7-11 or some such place. Those long ago sodas WERE better for nothing beats glass, and the pop top kept the carbonation at the most amazing levels. Cans or plastic bottles just don't DO it.

If someone had a soda, he had that small one, and that was it. I bet the idea of drinking the Double Big Gulp would sicken someone from an earlier age. I just looked the size of 7-11's Double Big Gulp...it's SIXTY FOUR ounces. That's EIGHT of an early day Coke. Nearly 800 empty calories. No one would have done that in earlier days.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#153 Apr 12, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Interesting observation... I had given up soft drinks for many years. When I tasted Coke again, it was actually rather foul. It could be the corn syrup substitution, or it could just be changing tastes.
You also mentioned soda on the Fourth of July. Every year, my uncle hosted a four (sometimes five) generation reunion at his farm on the Fourth. My dad always contributed several cases of coke, sprite, cherry, orange, and grape Crush, root beer, cream soda, etc. He was known as the Pop Man.
My uncle had a big delivery route all over Western Pennsylvania of Hyer's Root Beer and always brought home a case or two which was SO beyond good in those frosty glass bottles.

We all called him Uncle Root Beer.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#154 Apr 12, 2014
Curteese wrote:
If someone had a soda, he had that small one, and that was it. I bet the idea of drinking the Double Big Gulp would sicken someone from an earlier age. I just looked the size of 7-11's Double Big Gulp...it's SIXTY FOUR ounces. That's EIGHT of an early day Coke. Nearly 800 empty calories. No one would have done that in earlier days.
Unless it was the Fourth at Uncle Dick's. Then you drank one of everything before lunch was over.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#155 Apr 12, 2014
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>To be fair, you're correct. I should have merely said that you were doing something that I agreed with for once. I can be reasonable and polite when others are reasonable and polite to me also.
As for your drinking Perrier and coconut water, I don't think any political bent "owns" any preference for any flavor or beverage, so I am not surprised, unless you were admitting to drinking Wiccan tea or something of that nature.
But you know what has been said to me - that I must be fat and all out of shape, that my organs are encased in lard, etc. etc. And mostly because I oppose gay marriage.

A for the judging/correct issue, I believe we all should be judging everything around us - judging in the sense of being discerning and making decisions about what fits with our moral code and what doesn't. I don't fault anyone for doing that. I believe that a person who hasn't done that lacks moral fiber no matter what they have determined their moral code to be and where it comes from.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#156 Apr 12, 2014
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>My uncle had a big delivery route all over Western Pennsylvania of Hyer's Root Beer and always brought home a case or two which was SO beyond good in those frosty glass bottles.
We all called him Uncle Root Beer.
Western PA? Had you told me before you are from Western PA? If so, I had forgotten.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#157 Apr 13, 2014
Chance wrote:
<quoted text>
Western PA? Had you told me before you are from Western PA? If so, I had forgotten.
No, I'm not. I'm Californian born and raised. Both my parents were from Pittsburgh and we spent most summer and some Christmas vacations in Pittsburgh area. I know my way around the Carnegie Museum and the Highland Park Zoo and Kafuman's Dept. Store very well, however. Go Liberty Avenue! Go Steelers!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#158 Apr 13, 2014
Chance wrote:
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But you know what has been said to me - that I must be fat and all out of shape, that my organs are encased in lard, etc. etc. And mostly because I oppose gay marriage.
A for the judging/correct issue, I believe we all should be judging everything around us - judging in the sense of being discerning and making decisions about what fits with our moral code and what doesn't. I don't fault anyone for doing that. I believe that a person who hasn't done that lacks moral fiber no matter what they have determined their moral code to be and where it comes from.
All right, all right, calm down. Whenever I actually communicate with someone on Topix, actually get to know them as another full on human, all my wrath drains out of me like a bottle turned upside down and it won't be back. I am a bit sorry that I have lost an opponent in you, but I am no longer going to be mean to you.

I even got friendly with "Luv Sarah Palin" last year to the point that she sent me a private Happy New Year message which was incredibly moving to me.

So, you have a great Sunday and I'll be seeing you in the funny papers...as my old uncles used to say in PITTSBURGH.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#159 Apr 13, 2014
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>No, I'm not. I'm Californian born and raised. Both my parents were from Pittsburgh and we spent most summer and some Christmas vacations in Pittsburgh area. I know my way around the Carnegie Museum and the Highland Park Zoo and Kafuman's Dept. Store very well, however. Go Liberty Avenue! Go Steelers!
Sad to say, but Kaufmann's is no more. It became Macy's in 2006,. Carnegie Science, Art, and Natural History museums are still alive and well as is the zoo, though it took a hit last year when a two-year-old fell into the wild dog exhibit and was killed. Very, very sad story, and now the dogs are gone. As for the Steelers, seems like even small connections to Pittsburgh make for very big Steeler fans. They are all over the world. Bet you could even find a Steeler sports bar somewhere out there in CA. You've certainly got enough of a connection to claim your Pittsburgh and western PA heritage.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#160 Apr 13, 2014
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>All right, all right, calm down. Whenever I actually communicate with someone on Topix, actually get to know them as another full on human, all my wrath drains out of me like a bottle turned upside down and it won't be back. I am a bit sorry that I have lost an opponent in you, but I am no longer going to be mean to you.
I even got friendly with "Luv Sarah Palin" last year to the point that she sent me a private Happy New Year message which was incredibly moving to me.
So, you have a great Sunday and I'll be seeing you in the funny papers...as my old uncles used to say in PITTSBURGH.
With a very big smile on my face, I will say that you have made my Sunday into that great one that you wished me. At the risk of getting sappy, I have to say that despite the things said in the past, you have been one of my favorite people to talk to here. Must be that western PA connection. Nah! I'm not even from here. I think it is more likely that you have allowed your full humanity to show here, too.(Still wish you could see what I really look like, though perhaps you have gotten that lard-a** perception out of your head.) Hope your Sunday is a great as mine... seriously.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#161 Apr 14, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Do you?
Yes. A lot. You've never heard of a "gay best friend"?? That's pretty much what we do, talk about sex.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#162 Apr 14, 2014
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
You can bet I do, and more than you Fruitloops.
When someone spins it that straight men do anal sex more than gay men, I de-spin it. And set the record "straight".(pardon!)
Most gay men do anal sex, most straight men don't. Facts is facts.
Proof?? Support?? Anything??

I didn't think so. Believe me, MOST straight men are either doing it, or wishing they were doing it. If you ever talked with straight women about sex, you'd know that.

But, by all means, continue making a fool out of yourself. We all know the truth.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#163 Apr 14, 2014
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, I've never been called a fruitloop, can you say that?
If you spend time talking to straight women about sex I can understand that, you being one of the girls and all. People don't generally talk about sex with anyone but their partner, same for financial issues.
Again, you've never heard of a "gay best friend." It's pretty common for straight women to talk about sex with their gay best friends. That's because most straight men get all squirrely and scared when the topic of sex comes up, so their girlfriends and wives have to come to the gay boys to find out what men think about sex--because straight boys aren't willing to have those discussions.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#164 Apr 14, 2014
eJohn wrote:
so their girlfriends and wives have to come to the gay boys to find out what men think about sex--because straight boys aren't willing to have those discussions.
Why would they ask a gay? That makes no sense. The only discussion that matters is the one you have with your partner. No two people are the same. Some like sex too much and some don't care for it much at all, then you have everything in the middle. Asking a gay guy what men think about sex is no different than asking a girlfriend, it's dumb.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#165 Apr 14, 2014
Wondering wrote:
Asking a gay guy what men think about sex is no different than asking a girlfriend, it's dumb.
What does a gay guy have that a girlfriend doesn't? Duh.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#166 Apr 14, 2014
Chance wrote:
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With a very big smile on my face, I will say that you have made my Sunday into that great one that you wished me. At the risk of getting sappy, I have to say that despite the things said in the past, you have been one of my favorite people to talk to here. Must be that western PA connection. Nah! I'm not even from here. I think it is more likely that you have allowed your full humanity to show here, too.(Still wish you could see what I really look like, though perhaps you have gotten that lard-a** perception out of your head.) Hope your Sunday is a great as mine... seriously.
My dad's parents owned some lake front property up on Lake Erie in Conneaut and we would drive up there on occasion to look at a stretch of muddy shore. They never did build their dream house, but used sold it and bought property in Florida where they ended up. It's a long time ago, but I think there was a carp farm where you could go and buy a loaf of stale bread and feed the carp. I THINK that was up there, or maybe it was more south, closer to Pittsburgh, but good lord, it's been about 45 years since I was last there.

It was actually HORRIFYING, but cool, for the carp would see you while you were still at the shop and begin literally climbing over one another, huge mouths open WIDE, expecting that yummy stale bread, the water sloshed white from their tails slapping up and down to get ahead of their buddies.

Why, it was reminiscent of a crowd at Chick-fil-A "Customer Appreciation Day" when loyal fans of the place get a free meal!

I still think that the name "Ashtabula" was the funniest town name I'd ever heard.

Cheers.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#167 Apr 14, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
What does a gay guy have that a girlfriend doesn't? Duh.
A penis. A lovely lovely penis. Anything BETTER on this earth? Boy, I sure can't think of it.

The funny thing is that hetero guys love their dicks JUST as much as any happy homo and in fact, the whole society is phalo-centric, think the Washington Monument, Empire State Building, the hood of a Corvette. They just don't like OTHER guys' dicks. Well, too bad for them!
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#168 Apr 14, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
What does a gay guy have that a girlfriend doesn't? Duh.
A gay guy told me he had the same sexual orientation as my mother.
Why would a straight woman ask a gay man what straight guys like about sex?
Sure, you have a penis, how many women have you slept with?

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#169 Apr 14, 2014
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would they ask a gay? That makes no sense. The only discussion that matters is the one you have with your partner. No two people are the same. Some like sex too much and some don't care for it much at all, then you have everything in the middle. Asking a gay guy what men think about sex is no different than asking a girlfriend, it's dumb.
Except that gay guys actually KNOW something about having sex with men, something that a girlfriend might not know much about.

I see that I've managed to get your panties all up in a bunch again. Poor you. If you don't want to hear the answer, don't ask the question.

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