Dozens camp out for free food at Chick-fil-A … in liberal CA

Dozens camp out for free food at Chick-fil-A … in liberal CA

chick fil a“An army marches on its stomach,” Napoleon is reported to have said. That aphorism apparently holds true not only for real combat troops but for symbolic soldiers who struggle to defeat the evil specter of conservatism that threatens to return the U.S. to the Dark Ages.

In fact it was on the same day that people camped out in line in our nation’s capital to see history made by the Supreme Court that dozens of their brethren did the same 3,000 miles away in ultra-liberal Sacramento. The reason for the vigil was free food — served by the enemy.

CBS News reports that more than 100 residents “starting lining up in the dark” on Wednesday even though Chick-fil-A — the hand that fed them — didn’t open its doors until today.

It’s got that Black Friday feel out here with tents and coolers and chairs for people all waiting for a tasty treat.

The article notes that the chain is bringing not only free food but jobs to the Golden State. So far this year, five branches have opened up in California, bringing nearly 400 new hirings. The Sacramento location alone has hired 50 workers, according to Hollee Swain, a Chick-fil-A spokeswoman.

The article fails to mention the special place that the Chick-fil-A chain holds in the hearts of gays and their supporters in and out of the public sector. It fails to remind readers that in July 2012, the mayors of three major cities, including nearby San Francisco, publicly stated that the chain was not welcome to do business in their cities. The reason for the boycott/ban, which was wholly unconstitutional, was Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s avowed support for the traditional definition of marriage — which is protected by the First Amendment.

Interestingly, Cathy’s views were first aired in June on an Atlanta-based radio talk show. They came a month after the liberal press and its readers breathlessly received the news that Barack Obama, who up to that point had espoused the same view of marriage as Cathy, had evolved in his thinking.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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