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Comment by booklover on July 25, 2012 at 5:07pm

Very punny Tony! :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 25, 2012 at 5:07pm

Powerfully stated Tony, and I am impressed, staying within a metaphor: 'barking', 'branch' out, learn to 'leaf' their myths behind,  become 'rooted' in reason. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 4:27pm

Better than the manifestation in a burnt piece of toast? You decide.

 

Flowers and prayer cards are pinned to a tree with a scar that residents claim looks like Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Mexican representation of the Virgin Mary, in West New York, New Jersey July 14, 2012. Hundreds of onlookers have gathered daily around makeshift shrines at the base of the tree in the New Jersey town across the Hudson River.

I just don't see it. They're 'barking' up the wrong tree here. If they could just learn to 'branch' out, learn to 'leaf' their myths behind and become 'rooted' in reason, I think their lives would be infinitely better.

 

 

Comment by Patricia on July 25, 2012 at 1:36pm

Thanks Sk8ey! 

I have this one....

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 12:56pm

Joan, feel free to re-post anything I might say here at anytime. Permission to use my name also. I don't scare easy from these kind of people, if at all. It is very okay with me. Thank you for asking.

Grinning Cat. I understand they have given upwards of 5 million dollars to various anti-gay groups, including NOM. What dipshits, pardon me. Oh, LOVE the muppet chicken celebration. Thanks for helping me laugh, to lighten up somewhat. Made my day better! Have always loved the muppets, just glad I don't have to give them up. That would have been a real hardship!

Idaho, I don't have a Chick-Fil-A in my town either, but will not be visiting any when we travel to Dallas, as we usually do a couple times a month. If I happen to pass by one and see anyone standing outside picketing, though, I will just have to join them.

Steph, thank you as always. We will continue to point out his lies. The cold light of reason and truth will prevail.

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 25, 2012 at 12:13pm

Too bad I don't have Chick-fil-A in my town so I could boycott it.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 25, 2012 at 12:01pm

Let's remember that Dan Cathy and Chick-Fil-A are facing criticism not just for one statement against marriage equality, but for a history, now out in the open, of donating millions to anti-LGBT organizations.

Also, Mr. Cathy's statements haven't merely supported a particular, exclusionary kind of marriage, they've framed LGBT people as a threat, "inviting God's judgment on our nation".

There's more at the discussion "Chick-fil-A president slams gay marriage".

On a lighter note: the Muppet chickens celebrate the end of their association (videos, less than 3 min.).

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 25, 2012 at 11:26am

Tony, I posted photo and your comment on Facebook and attributed it to Tony. I didn't use your last name, unless it is OK with you. If so I will change my posting, or you can post on Facebook with your name. Hope that is OK.

Comment by Steph S. on July 25, 2012 at 10:32am
Oh yeah Tony! I see what you mean. That Chick-Fil-A sign is all lies. And people will believe them because they are not discerning. Boycott Chick-Fil-A! They lie!
Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 10:16am

Change of subject, my friends. Sorry, but I'm about to go on a little tear, a tirade. But some things just torque me off, chaps my ass, eats my lunch.

Dan Cathy, high and mighty potentate of Chick-Fil-A, had the following signs posted in his stores, after the Jim Henson group cut ties with Chick-Fil-A. Remember they cut the ties, not Chick-fil-A.

Do the terms liar, hypocrite, perjurer, malingerer, prevaricator, fabricator, equivicator, crock 'o shit, duplicitous dissimalator of a canard come to mind? This swaggering, tin plated, demagogue with delusions of granduer, defender of the faith that says to tell no lie, or bear falsr witness seems to have no difficulty with the concept of the slippery truth, or lack thereof.

Thanks for letting me bloviate, guys.

 

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