Barilla Pasta President: Gays Can Eat Another Brand

There are 164 comments on the EDGE story from Sep 26, 2013, titled Barilla Pasta President: Gays Can Eat Another Brand. In it, EDGE reports that:

Is the Barilla pasta company about to get Chick-fil-A'd? The Italian food company's president, Guido Barilla, has come under fire after making controversial comments about the LGBT community when he appeared on Italy's La Zanzara radio show Wednesday night, the British newspaper the Independent reports.

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“RAINBOW POWER!”

Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#175 Oct 1, 2013
Reverend Alan wrote:
Is everyone happy about having multiple discussion threads where "Manassas, VA" is the center of attention instead of the on topic discussion? It sure seems like everyone would rather defend against his insults than discuss the threads topic.
People enjoy feeding trolls. I can understand the fun, but that particular troll has become rather dull and boring, so I'm not sure why people are still feeding it.
BS Detector

Sherman Oaks, CA

#178 Oct 1, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
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I went to the coop this evening and they had a sale on Barilla pasta by the case. Sixteen pounds for $11.50. Alas, I had to leave it on the shelf.
Actually you didn't *have* to do any such thing. You *chose* to forgo the sale price, a choice (for whatever it's worth) I agree with. The difference? When you choose to do something, you have the power to make whatever choice works for you and that you believe in. If you *had* to leave it on the shelf, you did not operate from choice. No power in that, is there?

There's power in telling Barilla to shove their attitude even if you're the only one who understands that.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#179 Oct 2, 2013
BS Detector wrote:
<quoted text> Actually you didn't *have* to do any such thing....
Man, you sure do love hearing yourself talk. Let me give you a hint: Everyone reading my remark knew what was meant.

It's like saying "I couldn't kill my neighbor's barking dog." Of course I COULD have killed my neighbor's barking dog. But I would never choose to do that, even if if were as inconsequential to me as choosing a different box of pasta.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#180 Oct 2, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
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I went to the coop this evening and they had a sale on Barilla pasta by the case. Sixteen pounds for $11.50. Alas, I had to leave it on the shelf.
Hmmmm.... that's very interesting. That's got to be FAR below cost. My local groceries only mark things down like that when they're discontinuing that item....

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#181 Oct 2, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
Man, you sure do love hearing yourself talk. Let me give you a hint: Everyone reading my remark knew what was meant.
It's like saying "I couldn't kill my neighbor's barking dog." Of course I COULD have killed my neighbor's barking dog. But I would never choose to do that, even if if were as inconsequential to me as choosing a different box of pasta.
The man will say anything to get a response, he's no better than the hate trolls, anything for attention. He really needs to get himself to Walmart to buy himself a life.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#182 Oct 2, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
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I went to the coop this evening and they had a sale on Barilla pasta by the case. Sixteen pounds for $11.50. Alas, I had to leave it on the shelf.
That stuff is ALWAYS on sale at my local market, a branch of Kroger Foods. I wonder why? I admit I used to get it for a buck a box, but no more, thank you.
BS Detector

Sherman Oaks, CA

#183 Oct 3, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
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Man, you sure do love hearing yourself talk. Let me give you a hint: Everyone reading my remark knew what was meant.
It's like saying "I couldn't kill my neighbor's barking dog." Of course I COULD have killed my neighbor's barking dog. But I would never choose to do that, even if if were as inconsequential to me as choosing a different box of pasta.
So sorry. I presented you with logic rather than drama drama. Even supported you not buying Barilla. Poor Jeffy-poo. You seem to just looooove being a victim and miserable. What could I have been thinking offering logic and reason to somebody like you. Sorry. Go back to playing tyhe drama queen. It's one thing you do rather well.

Of course, one can only wonder, with your brilliance, you must go to a food co-op. Probably a Republican or a christian who made you... go there (is what I mean).

Yes, I know you didn't mean what you said. Wonder what would happen if you ever did. You might actually be worth listening to.(No, you wouldn't. I just made that up, but everybody knew what was meant.)
BS Detector

Sherman Oaks, CA

#184 Oct 3, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
<quoted text>
The man will say anything to get a response, he's no better than the hate trolls, anything for attention. He really needs to get himself to Walmart to buy himself a life.
Actually, I asked a reasonable question foolishly hoping for a reasonable answer from somebody like you. Maybe the lack of subterfuge and snarkiness is what confused you.

Or maybe you were expecting to be humiliated again. Sorry, Tom. Not this time. Not even the slightest bit of hate you seem to need. Just a simple relevant question.

No I don't need a response. But my guess is that you'll make one, and a stupid one at that. You can't help yourself.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#185 Oct 3, 2013
BS Detector wrote:
Of course, one can only wonder, with your brilliance, you must go to a food co-op. Probably a Republican or a christian who made you... go there (is what I mean).
Before proving to the world, once again, what an ignorant, arrogant fool you are, you should truly consider Lincoln's advice about remaining silent.

Apparently, you think that the coop I go to is one of those small stores where members stock the shelves and goods are sold barely above wholesale cost. There is, of course, nothing wrong with cooperating with your neighbors to fill a niche that the for-profit sector has not fulfilled. I am glad that such places exist to help families save a few dollars. I'm sure many of their customers shop not out of need, but out of their sense of common good.[In some cases, no doubt they join the coop merely out of perceived exploitation in the for-profit groceries.]

Here in New England, our coops are formed for a different purpose. Outside of Cambridge, I'm not even aware of that kind of coop. Our coop is typical in New England.

Several years ago, my husband joined with several other community leaders to answer a common complaint among out citizens: Namely, that the quality of food available at Shaws (then part of Super Value) was inadequate. There were no outlets for local growers and producers to market their goods. And organic, GMO-free foods were not available.

Hence, they endeavored to build a small grocery--about the size of what we called a supermarket when I was a child, but not much bigger than a drug store today.

Our coop is not cheap: Many members buy their staples at Shaws then come to the coop for the items like meat and produce where quality matters to them. Much of the produce is also labeled by the local farm that produced it: we are so glad to know that we won't be sharing an e-coli experience with tens of thousands in 30 other states. And local producers are keeping more of the money in the local community.

We are obviously fulfilling a need left unmet by the for-profit sector. We are in the early stages of planning a store expansion. We have given the lie to the notion that the only way to fulfill society's needs is for-profit institutions.
BS Detector

Sherman Oaks, CA

#186 Oct 3, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
Before proving to the world, once again, what an ignorant, arrogant fool you are, you should truly consider Lincoln's advice about remaining silent.
Apparently, you think that the coop I go to is one of those small stores where members stock the shelves and goods are sold barely above wholesale cost. There is, of course, nothing wrong with cooperating with your neighbors to fill a niche that the for-profit sector has not fulfilled. I am glad that such places exist to help families save a few dollars. I'm sure many of their customers shop not out of need, but out of their sense of common good.[In some cases, no doubt they join the coop merely out of perceived exploitation in the for-profit groceries.]
Here in New England, our coops are formed for a different purpose. Outside of Cambridge, I'm not even aware of that kind of coop. Our coop is typical in New England.
Several years ago, my husband joined with several other community leaders to answer a common complaint among out citizens: Namely, that the quality of food available at Shaws (then part of Super Value) was inadequate. There were no outlets for local growers and producers to market their goods. And organic, GMO-free foods were not available.
Hence, they endeavored to build a small grocery--about the size of what we called a supermarket when I was a child, but not much bigger than a drug store today.
Our coop is not cheap: Many members buy their staples at Shaws then come to the coop for the items like meat and produce where quality matters to them. Much of the produce is also labeled by the local farm that produced it: we are so glad to know that we won't be sharing an e-coli experience with tens of thousands in 30 other states. And local producers are keeping more of the money in the local community.
We are obviously fulfilling a need left unmet by the for-profit sector. We are in the early stages of planning a store expansion. We have given the lie to the notion that the only way to fulfill society's needs is for-profit institutions.
Oh good! Finally some legitimate information from you. Thank you. See? I am willing and able to learn something. Even from somebody like you.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#187 Oct 3, 2013
BS Detector wrote:
<quoted text> Oh good! Finally some legitimate information from you. Thank you. See? I am willing and able to learn something. Even from somebody like you.
Like it's any of your damned business. You should change your name to BS Dicktator.
BS Detector

Sherman Oaks, CA

#188 Oct 4, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
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Like it's any of your damned business. You should change your name to BS Dicktator.
"Like it's any of your damned business" to pass judgement on the Barilla CEO's alleged (fabricated/fantasized?) mistresses and prostitutes? Or were you just being a bitchy little queen as usual?

And try to quote where I dictated ANYTHING to you. Since you can't, I will be delighted to identify you as a liar when you try to pass off a lie as anything but. Again. But give it your best (albeit always inadequate) try. I like exposing and shredding liars like you.

And then I will again ask how your dishonesty helps the gay community. And you won't answer. Again.
BS Detector

Sherman Oaks, CA

#189 Oct 4, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
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Like it's any of your damned business. You should change your name to BS Dicktator.
And are you suggesting that I should not acknowledge learning something from a gay man? Are you incapable of, or otherwise against, learning anything from a straight person?
Neil An Blowme

Hoboken, NJ

#190 Oct 4, 2013
BS Detector wrote:
<quoted text> And are you suggesting that I should not acknowledge learning something from a gay man? Are you incapable of, or otherwise against, learning anything from a straight person?
The only thing to be learned from you is the definition of hubris.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#192 Oct 6, 2013
Neil Luvs To Blowme wrote:
These gay boys are a joke.
Is it true that in Tennessee your car doesn't move, but your house does?

I hear that in Tennessee jack o' lanterns are considered to have beautiful teeth compared to the residents.

On Thanksgiving is "road kill" the featured item for dinner?

I hear at your church there are 500 members, but only 7 last names on the church registry.

I also hear that if the church organ plays high notes all the dogs lying on the floor begin to howl.

You can tell a Tennessee person is married because of the tobacco stains on both sides of the truck.
Neil An Blowme

Hoboken, NJ

#193 Oct 6, 2013
Neil Luvs To Blowme wrote:
These gay boys are a joke.
Aw........ did they little hick from bumfuck nowhere get his feelings hurt..... aw..........
Neil An Blowme

Hoboken, NJ

#194 Oct 6, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Is it true that in Tennessee your car doesn't move, but your house does?
I hear that in Tennessee jack o' lanterns are considered to have beautiful teeth compared to the residents.
On Thanksgiving is "road kill" the featured item for dinner?
I hear at your church there are 500 members, but only 7 last names on the church registry.
I also hear that if the church organ plays high notes all the dogs lying on the floor begin to howl.
You can tell a Tennessee person is married because of the tobacco stains on both sides of the truck.
lol

Oh god..... have you ever spent any time in Tennessee? Sweet jesus.... the people in the grocery store look like extras from the Grapes of Wrath.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#195 Oct 6, 2013
Neil An Blowme wrote:
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lol
Oh god..... have you ever spent any time in Tennessee? Sweet jesus.... the people in the grocery store look like extras from the Grapes of Wrath.
I've spent a lot of time in Florida, I bet they don't look much different. Millions of people, thousands of teeth
one

Italy

#196 Oct 7, 2013
anywabarilla pesto sucks
it's seeds oil and some neutral stuff (flour)
nothing to do with some standard pesto either
Neil An Blowme

Hoboken, NJ

#197 Oct 7, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I've spent a lot of time in Florida, I bet they don't look much different. Millions of people, thousands of teeth
lol..... and tons of fat.

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