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LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

http://www.tennessean.com/arti...

This will give you an idea, an inkling of how fractured the Democrat Party really is right now.

The party of Cordell Hull, Estes Kefauver and Al Gore Sr. and Jr. won’t have a standard-bearer — or at least not one it can stomach — in Tennessee’s next U.S. Senate race.

Less than 24 hours after a man espousing conservative and libertarian views surprised the state’s political scene by winning the Democratic nomination, the Tennessee Democratic Party disavowed him, saying he’s part of an anti-gay hate group.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

In preparing for Bill Clinton's big speech for the Democrat National Convention.  Here are a few things you will NOT hear Bill say...

http://www.humanevents.com/201...

Former President Bill Clinton is slated to deliver a prime-time address at the Democratic National Convention. No doubt, he’s going to give one hell of a talk. The man is on his game, enjoying the highest favorable ratings he’s seen since 1993; a robust 66 percent of Americans think highly of the former president.

It’s a politically astute choice by Barack Obama, as “there isn’t anybody on the planet who has a greater perspective on not just the last four years, but the last two decades, than Bill Clinton,” David Axelrod explained to The New York Times. “He can really articulate the choice that is before people.”

He sure can. Or, rather, he sure could, if he felt like it. Problem is that if Clinton actually used his perspective, he’d be giving a rousing convention speech on the benefits of free trade and free markets at the Republican convention. After all, if the man from Hope has taught America one thing, it’s that even a power-abusing letch can be great for prosperity if he just leaves the economy alone.

It’s likely that Clinton never really believed that the era of big government was actually over — or going to be over — or that it should have been over. But it is nearly inconceivable to imagine him telling voters that government was the primary source of progress and prosperity or arguing that the central reason for entrepreneurial success is not smarts or hard work or even luck but rather the yeoman’s work of bureaucrats who cobble together much-needed wind farms and such.

Clinton doesn’t seem to have much against profit-mongering, either. He’s the kind of guy who could praise someone who worked in the private equity business as having a sterling business career, a career that could cross the qualification threshold to be president even. Under his presidency, inequality increased to the highest rate of any industrialized country. Then again, the entire nation grew richer, as well, which is, as Clinton probably knows, what really matters.

Clinton will tell us how he, like President Obama, had to face down a newly invigorated conservative Congress — and did it to his political advantage. What he won’t tell us is how he recalibrated his goals when it happened and, rather than allow the economy and his presidency to sink under the weight of stubborn ideology, gave in to a rare bipartisan achievement, welfare reform. I doubt he’ll have the time to talk about it, considering Obama has now gutted this reform into oblivion.

Perhaps Clinton will remind us of a time when the president was a champion of global growth policies, an era in which we saw the expansion of scary things such as “outsourcing,” offshoring and globalism and, not coincidentally, in which the economy boomed and expanded by 50 percent in real terms. Considering our president’s penchant for isolationist and populism tropes, it’s doubtful.

The former president will, no doubt, also point out that the Republican Party has gone all loco on America. But his presence will remind some voters that Democrats have gone an equal degree, if not further, to the left. Put it this way: Senatorial candidate in Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren, whose overt socialistic rhetoric would have made her candidacy a non-starter 20 years ago (maybe even five years ago), is likely to be the big man’s opening act.You can romanticize Clinton because he supported higher tax rates all you want, but mostly he did what he did by doing little.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Rachael Maddow twists, turns and hypes the Mitt Romney tax returns.  She even goes so far as to say she has video proof that Romney will lie about his tax returns and has done so in the past.

However on closer examination we find this to be nothing more than Rachael Madcow hype to gain viewers to a cable news site that has less than 50% of the viewers Fox News has.

It seems back in 2002, taxes were an important part of the race as well for Governor of Massachusetts.  In that race, the Democrat candidate's husband had nefarious dealings with Enron as a lobbyist.  Romney said that her husband's connections and tax returns did not have anything to do with the race.  But Madcow, turned it into another "Romney tax evasion" show on MSNBC, when in fact it was the exact opposite.  

Why do far left extremists always play these dirty political games?  

http://www.theblaze.com/storie...

paulejb
paulejb

"The Obama Jobs Sequester

Dramatic cuts in military spending are beginning to take a toll on defense jobs in battleground states such as Ohio, Virginia and Florida"

http://online.wsj.com/article/... 

Live by liberal dogma, die by liberal dogma.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

But, Obama is holding back all those pink slips from flying out until after the election.  

53underscore3
53underscore3

And, of course, there's paulejb, lying like a dogg...

53underscore3
53underscore3

Remember that I mentioned that liberty can be abridged by commercial interests?

Well check this out:

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=...

And then, ask yourself these questions:

Is Citizens United really a good thing?

What if commercial interests take control of government?

paulejb
paulejb

Question of the day: Are their any depths to which the Obama re-election campaign will not sink?

"Washington Times catches another Obama hypocritical election ploy — this time regarding layoff warnings in the defense industry"

http://hotair.com/archives/201... 

"Hey! Screw those workers. There's an election to be won."

paulejb
paulejb

Some intriguing news from the crack investigative team at ABC news. Guess it's okay to report it now that "Sheets" Byrd has gone to his just reward.

"Late Sen. Byrd's FBI Files Reveal CIA Leak Uproar"

"Byrd, who died in June 2010 at age 92, had sought the FBI intelligence while suspecting that communists and subversives were guiding the civil rights cause, the records show." 

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireS...

Wonder what Bobby wanted to do with the info on the unnamed Civil Rights leaders?

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

LOL "Sheets" Byrd

Just the other day I confronted the "southern strategists" purveyors here in the swamp.  When I brought up the fact Byrd remained with the Democrats, they couldn't bring back any retort with the exception that "most went with the Republican Party."  

Just another "your mother wears combat boots" and 3rd grader games.

paulejb
paulejb

FILTHY LANGUAGE ALERT! VIEW AT YOUR OWN RISK.

"Chick-fil-A Kiss-In, Hollywood: The Pictures"

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012... 

Compare these pictures and those of Chick-fil-A "appreciation day."

Same sex marriage proponents are their own worst enemy.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

No, the moral degradation at the hands of progressives is not happening in America. How dare anyone say that it is so?  

I say give them the rope to hang themselves.  

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Remember this guy?  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Oh my, he has since "apologized".  Seems life for our "activist" has turned a little sour.  He's in hiding now.  The Blaze has an exclusive on Mr Smith is now scared.

http://www.theblaze.com/storie...

Individual responsibility, freedom of speech, and freedom of expression do come with a price sometimes.  

Have a great day everyone.  

paulejb
paulejb

LiberalLies2012,

Wonder if getting fired from his job helped this chump see the light?

Fired drive-through bully explains:

"[Rachel], you should know that I never planned to say the things I said to you that day, and how I said them. I planned to peacefully participate in the August 1st YouTube post where Jackson Pearce asked people to simply order a large water to show support for the gay community.

But when I got to your window, after seeing all the people in and outside the restaurant that came to support Chick-fil-A, I lost it. I just lost it. I couldn’t believe the number of people came out to support a corporation that associates themselves with anti-gay groups, like Exodus International and the American Family Association."

I am surprised he didn't say that Bush made him do it.

paulejb
paulejb

"Obama: Negative ratings in 37 states, but king of DC"

http://washingtonexaminer.com/... 

Wow! Bambi is the King of the Hill in Federal City. The town that survives by sucking on the government teat gives the BIG 0 an 83% approval rating.

3xfire3
3xfire3

Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:

The world as seen by the MSM and Liberals 

A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being "likable" or that he doesn't "relate well" to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this "un-likability."

1. Drop-dead handsome with gracious, statesman like aura. Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.

2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.

3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)

4. Can't speak in a fake southern or inner city voice.

5. Highly intelligent. Graduated with high honors from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School ...and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.

6. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today's America ?

7. Represents an America of "yesterday", where people believed in God, went to Church, didn't screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!

8. Has a family of five great sons....and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that "choice" deserves America 's scorn.

9. Oh yes.....he's a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.

10. And one more point.....pundits say because of his wealth, he can't relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that's because he made that money HIMSELF.....as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Apparently, he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you un-relatable to Americans.

My goodness, it's a strange world, isn't it?  

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Personal Information:

His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney

He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.

His Father: George W. Romney, former Governorof the State of Michigan

Religion: Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Working Background: After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.

After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.

He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad's gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

He was an unpaid intern in his dad's governor'soffice for eight years.

He was an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years.

He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years.

He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.

He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.

Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.

And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity.

Mitt Romney's background, experience and trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and an excellent citizen forPresident of the United States .

You may think that Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have selected.

At least I know what religion he is, and that he won't desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or practice fiscal irresponsibility.

I know he has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into.

We won't like all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney's background can do it.

But, on the minus side, he never was a "CommunityOrganizer", never took drugs or smoked pot, never got drunk, did not associate with Communists or Terrorists, nor did he attend a church for 20 years whose pastor called for God to Damn America .

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

I have to admit I have never been a huge Mitt Romney fan.  Just like John McCain, I will have to hold my nose when I vote for Mitt in November.  

But, hopefully people do realize the differences that are there between Romney and Obama.  

1.  Obama WAS voted the most liberal Senator in the Senate during his time there.  As he has disappointed his base the first 4 years by not being the radical they all thought he was, I predict he will become that radical if given 4 more years.  He said so himself when speaking to the Russian President not too long ago.  Here is the video proof.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

2.  Obama has already started his slide back to the far left with his flip-flop supporting Gay Marriage.  He doesn't have a choice, his base is already fractured and splitting to the point he will lose the election if he does not start showing them where he will govern from for his last 4 years.  

3.  History.  Obama's past is full of radicalism.  No one makes such a drastic shift as he has done from his core values unless it has been the plan all along.  A wolf in sheep's clothing.  The goal originally was to get him in office.  Waste 4 years as he did, but make a few changes such as ObamaCare, Dodd/Frank, and DADT.  As the left will feign their "shock" at how centrist Obama has been this first 4 years, they will also show shock at how radical and dangerous this man will be if given 4 more years.  

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Romney on the other hand will continue the big government programs that most of the conservatives active today want to see reversed.  He has already pledge no cuts to defense.  

However, I do see spending cuts in our future under Romney, if for any other reason he doesn't have a choice.  Domestic programs like welfare and food stamps will see major cuts with a President Romney.  Also if the Senate is also turned, Romney could never go back on his promise to repeal ObamaCare or at least gut it to the point that it will have no teeth what-so-ever.  

My other hope with a Romney Presidency is a complete over-haul of our tax system.  Something that is way and long overdue.  Hopefully we can push him and the Republicans into a flat tax code.  Everyone paying one flat fee so far as taxes are concerned.  We also have to make sure the insiders in Washington do not also pass a national sales tax.  But, I think Grover has them all held in check on any kind of new taxes at this time.  

MrObvious
MrObvious

Drop-dead handsome

We're electing a president - Honest Abe wasn't a looker by any stretch but he was a great president.

Get the picture?

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

So what exactly moved you to vote for Obama the first time around?  Care to explain?

53underscore3
53underscore3

He's hated by the likes of you?

That will do for a start....

StanleyCupp
StanleyCupp

 Hey Gramps, you're muttering to yourself again.

3xfire3
3xfire3

Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:

The world as seen by the MSM and Liberals A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being "likable" or that he doesn't "relate well" to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this "un-likability."1. Drop-dead handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.

2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS. 3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)4. Can't speak in a fake southern or inner city voice.

5. Highly intelligent. Graduated magna cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School ...and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed. 6. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today's America ? 7. Represents an America of "yesterday", where people believed in God, went to Church, didn't screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!8. Has a family of five great sons....and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that "choice" deserves America 's scorn.9. Oh yes.....he's a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest. 10. And one more point.....pundits say because of his wealth, he can't relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that's because he made that money HIMSELF.....as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Apparently, he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you un-relatable to Americans.My goodness, it's a strange world, isn't it?  *****************************************************

Personal Information:His full Name is: Willard Mitt RomneyHe was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.

His Father: George W. Romney, former Governorof the State of Michigan

Religion: Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Working Background: After high school, he spent 30 months in France as aMormon missionary.

After going to both Harvard Business School andHarvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michiganbar exam, but never worked as an attorney.He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State ofMassachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker forhis dad's gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

He was an unpaid intern in his dad's governor'soffice for eight years.

He was an unpaid bishop and state president ofhis church for ten years.

He was an unpaid President of the Salt LakeOlympic Committee for three years.

He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor ofMassachusetts for four years.

He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.

Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made menin our country but has given more back to its citizensin terms of money, service and time than most men.

And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity.

Mitt Romney's background, experience andtrustworthiness show him to be a great leader andan excellent citizen for President of the United States .

You may think that Romney may not be the bestrepresentative the Republicans could have selected.At least I know what religion he is, and that he won'tdesecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers,or practice fiscal irresponsibility.I know he has the ability to turn this financial debaclethat the current regime has gotten us into. We won'tlike all the things necessary to recover from thisdebt, but someone with Romney's background can do it.But, on the minus side, he never was a "CommunityOrganizer", never took drugs or smoked pot, nevergot drunk, did not associate with Communistsor Terrorists, nor did he attend a church for 20 years whose pastor called for God to Damn America .

Ivy_B
Ivy_B

Wall Street didn't seem to find the same doom and gloom in today's job report as some in Swampland.

Wall Street surges to three-month high on strong payrolls

Wall Street rallied to its highest level since early May on Friday on a stronger-than-expected jobs report, putting the Samp;P 500 on track to snap a four-day losing streak.

Employers hired the most workers in five months in July, giving a lift to sentiment. At the same time, a rise in the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent kept alive the possibility that the Federal Reserve could provide additional stimulus to the economy.

Link too long - story from Yahoo finance.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Keywords, "8.3 percent unemployment number leaves open the hope the FED will use a 3rd stimulus also known as QEIII."

This action will devalue our dollars we hold in the banks by as much or more than 20 percent. However naive or knowledgeable people like IvyB don't care. They want ALL Americans totally dependent upon the government.

Diecash1
Diecash1

This action will devalue our dollars we hold in the banks by as much or more than 20 percent

Idiots like you have been spouting this tripe forever, rustyblogwhore.  Other than the voices in your head, what credible evidence do you have to support this ridiculous position?  Will you be hawking Glenn Beck's gold scam again soon?  Mocking that (and you) is always fun so you should get to it post haste.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

http://finance.townhall.com/co...

So dense, but there you go.

Quantitative Easing, QE is done to lessen or stop inflation.  Inflation is the rise in cost for goods and services.  It also puts more money into the entire economy DEVALUING the old dollars already in the system.  

On average every QE done by the FED devalues the dollars in savings and retirement accounts by a minimum of 20%, each time they use QE.  

Devaluation can lead to a reduction in citizens' standard of living as their purchasing power is reduced both when they buy imports and when they travel abroad. It also can add to inflationary pressure. Devaluation can make interest payments on international debt more expensive if those debts are denominated in a foreign currency, and it can discourage foreign investors. At least until the 21st century, a strong currency was commonly seen as a mark of prestige while devaluation was associated with weak governments.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

You clearly do not have a clue as to what you are even talking about.  That's why you can only use 3rd grade name calling to support your comments.

 

http://www.swifteconomics.com/...

http://articles.businessinside...

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Why don't you TRY and prove me wrong?  Oh that's right, you can't.  You will on the other hand like your brethren in the hive use slurs and little 3rd grade name calling instead to prove exactly what you are, a child.  

Grow up.

outsider2011
outsider2011

 Wealth gives Chick-fil-A’s owners an outsize impact on our politics:

As we’ve been reminded this week, the company channels millions of

dollars into anti-gay organizations. But its impact on national policy

is nothing compared to its influence over the lives of its employees.

Comments from the company’s founder suggest that Chick-fil-A embraces

its legal right to reward and punish employees’ private behavior. And a

series of lawsuits allege that managers have wielded their authority

over workers in ways that break the law: firing a Muslim for refusing to

pray to Jesus; firing a manager so that she’d become a stay-at-home

mom; and punishing workers for objecting to sexual harassment.

It’s now common knowledge that Chick-fil-A wears its brand of Christian conservatism on its sleeve. In a 2007 article,

Forbes’ Emily Schmall described how that ethos infused the company’s

employment policies. It meant extensive vetting of franchise operators,

including interviewing their children and asking about their involvement

in “community, civic, social, church and/or professional

organizations.”  “If a man can’t manage his own life, he can’t manage a

business,” Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy told

Schmall.

But operators weren’t the only ones being judged on their

private lives: Schmall wrote that Cathy “says he would probably fire an

employee or terminate an operator who ‘has been sinful or done

something harmful to their family members.’”

That’s not illegal.

Non-union, private sector workers like Chick-fil-A’s can legally be

punished for almost anything they do, except where specifically

protected by law. Brooklyn College political scientist Corey Robin notes

that companies can and do fire workers for outside-work activities,

from adultery to supporting the wrong political candidate to wearing an

earring. Robin, the author of “Fear: The History of a Political Idea,”

told Salon that employers act as “this invisible, private government

that basically people live with every day of their life.”

Of

course, federal law does bar discrimination based on categories like

gender or religion (not sexual orientation). But while seeking employees

without sin, Chick-fil-A has come under fire from workers who allege it

broke the law. Forbes reported that U.S. District Court records showed

at least a dozen employment discrimination lawsuits against Chick-fil-A

between 1988 and 2007.

In

2002, Houston restaurant manager Aziz Latif allegedly was fired the day

after he declined to take part in a prayer to Jesus during a training

program. He sued Chick-fil-A for discrimination and reached a settlement

whose terms have not been made public. Last year, Aziz’s attorney, Ajay

Choudhary, told

the Collegian that his client had been fired “for not conforming.”

“Prayer,” he added, “should be, if anything, a private purpose, not a

corporate purpose.” (Choudhary did not respond to a request for

comment.)Praying to Jesus isn’t the only activity Chick-fil-A

employees claim has been illegally imposed on them. Brenda Honeycutt,

who was hired by a Georgia Chick-fil-A in 1991 and promoted to general

manager in 1997, charges that last year her franchise owner/operator

began excluding her from management meetings and then fired her so that

she would be home with her kids. In May, Honeycutt filed a Civil Rights

Act lawsuit

against the owner/operator and Chick-fil-A, Inc. The suit alleges that

the owner told Honeycutt and three other witnesses “that he terminated

the Plaintiff so she could be a stay at home mother.” In the period

prior to firing her, it states that he “routinely made comments” to her

“suggesting that as a mother she should stay home with her children.” It

says she was replaced by a man.The lawsuit also cites the

demotions of five female co-workers as evidence of a pattern of gender

discrimination. (Honeycutt’s attorney did not respond to a request for

comment.)In California, workers charge they were retaliated

against for exposing abuse. In a pair of lawsuits, six current and

former workers allege a multi-year pattern of sexual harassment by their

supervisor. Their attorney, Fernando Tafoya, told Salon that the

supervisor has been “using his authority as a manager to abuse the women

in the workplace,” including “forcibly kiss[ing] the women, the manager

putting his hands down the bra of some women as they’re getting ice

from the ice machine, grabbing their genitalia, slapping them on the

a$s, constantly rubbing up against them when he passes by them.”“I want this to come to an end,” one of the women, Norma Duarte, told a San Diego CBS station, “and I don’t want him continuing to harass other women in the future like myself.”Tafoya

said that when workers brought complaints to the franchise owner, she

“basically just ratified the conduct,” telling them the supervisor “was

just playing around, or not taking it seriously.” Tafoya also said that

appeals to Chick-fil-A’s corporate office “basically fell on deaf ears.”

Now that the lawsuits have been filed, Tafoya said that the national

company, through its attorneys, has claimed “that the women are lying,

and they’re in a conspiracy to gain money from the employer.” The women

range in age from 18 to 40; some speak English, some Spanish.According

to Tafoya, the supervisor called immigration authorities and tried to

have two of the six workers deported in retaliation for speaking up:

“These are women who have worked loyally for Chick-fil-A, for some [up]

to six years, and it wasn’t until they complained about the sexual

harassment that suddenly there was an immigration issue.”Tafoya

said he was “shocked” that, when employees raised the issue internally,

“the initial response of the corporation wasn’t to order their local

franchise to resolve this problem immediately.” In contrast, he said,

“The Chick-fil-A national headquarters keep a very strong arm in terms

of making sure that Chick-fil-A operates in a certain manner and is

putting out a certain message.” The case is currently in discovery,

which Tafoya said will determine whether the national corporation

becomes a named defendant.Chick-fil-A did not respond to Salon’s

request for comment. The company’s website states that it “is not

offering interviews at this time.” In Chick-fil-A’s most recent press

release, executive vice president Steve Robinson said,

“The Chick-fil-A culture and 66-year-old service tradition in our

restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect –

regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”“You

don’t have to be a Christian to work at Chick-fil-A,” Cathy told

Forbes, “but we ask you to base your business on biblical principles

because they work.”http://www.salon.com/2012/08/0...

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

The company was founded in 1946. Allegedly there have been "about a dozen" cases of discrimination "filed". That's over 50 years in business, and you have one supposed case that was settled, and no others?

Something doesn't add up here, not to mention no links but only he said she said sources.

outsider2011
outsider2011

 Did you read the article here? I didn't transpose all the links from the article, but you're welcome to reference them yourselves, on the original page.

I did link the original article.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

 If you think the article is a lie, you can check into it.

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I did and the only sources easily found on the internet are from the original Forbes article, no lawsuits or cases under any of the names, and no EEOC actions which resulted in any fines or other investigations except for the one filed on July 26th, 2012.  

The beauty of this country is that if I have the money and work hard I can set up a business and run it how I see fit.  That's free enterprise.  As long as I follow current law so far as workplace discrimination is concerned, I can even profess my religious preferences.  That may or may not hurt my business.  But, it is my company and my money.  I get to do with it how I see best.  

But you also have a class of people who will use these laws in order to receive some type of gain when no infraction occurred at all.  Most discrimination cases are found to be frivolous.  The aggrieved party just has an axe to grind, but so far as EEOC and the government is concerned, the business is guilty until proven innocent.  Then you impose a biased media on top of it, who write scathing stories about the alleged occurrence, and bang, you have a business which has been harmed by lies.  

This time the public at large reacted.  They saw the activism from the left and not only spoke out, but also reacted by going to all of the Chick-Fil-A stores across America to show their support for this company.  It is a rarity, but a welcomed one in my eyes.  It tells me that people are engaged, and they are not going to sit idly by and stand up for what is right.  

Enjoy your chicken sandwiches.

outsider2011
outsider2011

 If you think the article is a lie, you can check into it.

All you have to do is see if the complaints were filed.

Every case is he said she said (when it comes to this kind of thing). But because it makes a party you're supporting look bad, then there is a conspiracy?

Just look into it. The records themselves may or may not be sealed - but there will be record of the lawsuits being filed.

If they were filed, then there had to be something valid there.

Or are you suggesting the company was perfect and everyone is out to get them - going back to before the blow  up over gay rights?

Retroactively assailing them, maybe?

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

One link only to a Forbes article that cites a lawsuit that is "non-disclosed", meaning for stupid people like Diecash1, they settled out of court and sealed the records.  

For all we will know, the man got free chicken sandwiches for the rest of his life to just go away.  

The rest of the crap, which is all it is, reference allegations and no EEOC or other actions having been taken against the restaurant chain.  

But, the overall point was totally missed by the hive members, that in 50 years we have a grand total of about 12 cases of discrimination and only one was settled in a court if you can believe the attorney.  

Diecash1
Diecash1

Dumba$$ -- There are -- count 'em -- five links in the story besides the Forbes link.  Were you born this stupid or did you have to work at it?  Seriously, you're truly pathetic.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

LOL

You didn't because there is only ONE link to a Forbes article. ONE.

outsider2011
outsider2011

 Wealth gives Chick-fil-A’s owners an outsize impact on our politics:

As we’ve been reminded this week, the company channels millions of

dollars into anti-gay organizations. But its impact on national policy

is nothing compared to its influence over the lives of its employees.

Comments from the company’s founder suggest that Chick-fil-A embraces

its legal right to reward and punish employees’ private behavior. And a

series of lawsuits allege that managers have wielded their authority

over workers in ways that break the law: firing a Muslim for refusing to

pray to Jesus; firing a manager so that she’d become a stay-at-home

mom; and punishing workers for objecting to sexual harassment.

It’s now common knowledge that Chick-fil-A wears its brand of Christian conservatism on its sleeve. In a 2007 article,

Forbes’ Emily Schmall described how that ethos infused the company’s

employment policies. It meant extensive vetting of franchise operators,

including interviewing their children and asking about their involvement

in “community, civic, social, church and/or professional

organizations.”  “If a man can’t manage his own life, he can’t manage a

business,” Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy told

Schmall.

But operators weren’t the only ones being judged on their

private lives: Schmall wrote that Cathy “says he would probably fire an

employee or terminate an operator who ‘has been sinful or done

something harmful to their family members.’”

That’s not illegal.

Non-union, private sector workers like Chick-fil-A’s can legally be

punished for almost anything they do, except where specifically

protected by law. Brooklyn College political scientist Corey Robin notes

that companies can and do fire workers for outside-work activities,

from adultery to supporting the wrong political candidate to wearing an

earring. Robin, the author of “Fear: The History of a Political Idea,”

told Salon that employers act as “this invisible, private government

that basically people live with every day of their life.”

Of

course, federal law does bar discrimination based on categories like

gender or religion (not sexual orientation). But while seeking employees

without sin, Chick-fil-A has come under fire from workers who allege it

broke the law. Forbes reported that U.S. District Court records showed

at least a dozen employment discrimination lawsuits against Chick-fil-A

between 1988 and 2007.

In

2002, Houston restaurant manager Aziz Latif allegedly was fired the day

after he declined to take part in a prayer to Jesus during a training

program. He sued Chick-fil-A for discrimination and reached a settlement

whose terms have not been made public. Last year, Aziz’s attorney, Ajay

Choudhary, told

the Collegian that his client had been fired “for not conforming.”

“Prayer,” he added, “should be, if anything, a private purpose, not a

corporate purpose.” (Choudhary did not respond to a request for

comment.)Praying to Jesus isn’t the only activity Chick-fil-A

employees claim has been illegally imposed on them. Brenda Honeycutt,

who was hired by a Georgia Chick-fil-A in 1991 and promoted to general

manager in 1997, charges that last year her franchise owner/operator

began excluding her from management meetings and then fired her so that

she would be home with her kids. In May, Honeycutt filed a Civil Rights

Act lawsuit

against the owner/operator and Chick-fil-A, Inc. The suit alleges that

the owner told Honeycutt and three other witnesses “that he terminated

the Plaintiff so she could be a stay at home mother.” In the period

prior to firing her, it states that he “routinely made comments” to her

“suggesting that as a mother she should stay home with her children.” It

says she was replaced by a man.The lawsuit also cites the

demotions of five female co-workers as evidence of a pattern of gender

discrimination. (Honeycutt’s attorney did not respond to a request for

comment.)In California, workers charge they were retaliated

against for exposing abuse. In a pair of lawsuits, six current and

former workers allege a multi-year pattern of sexual harassment by their

supervisor. Their attorney, Fernando Tafoya, told Salon that the

supervisor has been “using his authority as a manager to abuse the women

in the workplace,” including “forcibly kiss[ing] the women, the manager

putting his hands down the bra of some women as they’re getting ice

from the ice machine, grabbing their genitalia, slapping them on the

ass, constantly rubbing up against them when he passes by them.”“I want this to come to an end,” one of the women, Norma Duarte, told a San Diego CBS station, “and I don’t want him continuing to harass other women in the future like myself.”Tafoya

said that when workers brought complaints to the franchise owner, she

“basically just ratified the conduct,” telling them the supervisor “was

just playing around, or not taking it seriously.” Tafoya also said that

appeals to Chick-fil-A’s corporate office “basically fell on deaf ears.”

Now that the lawsuits have been filed, Tafoya said that the national

company, through its attorneys, has claimed “that the women are lying,

and they’re in a conspiracy to gain money from the employer.” The women

range in age from 18 to 40; some speak English, some Spanish.According

to Tafoya, the supervisor called immigration authorities and tried to

have two of the six workers deported in retaliation for speaking up:

“These are women who have worked loyally for Chick-fil-A, for some [up]

to six years, and it wasn’t until they complained about the sexual

harassment that suddenly there was an immigration issue.”Tafoya

said he was “shocked” that, when employees raised the issue internally,

“the initial response of the corporation wasn’t to order their local

franchise to resolve this problem immediately.” In contrast, he said,

“The Chick-fil-A national headquarters keep a very strong arm in terms

of making sure that Chick-fil-A operates in a certain manner and is

putting out a certain message.” The case is currently in discovery,

which Tafoya said will determine whether the national corporation

becomes a named defendant.Chick-fil-A did not respond to Salon’s

request for comment. The company’s website states that it “is not

offering interviews at this time.” In Chick-fil-A’s most recent press

release, executive vice president Steve Robinson said,

“The Chick-fil-A culture and 66-year-old service tradition in our

restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect –

regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”“You

don’t have to be a Christian to work at Chick-fil-A,” Cathy told

Forbes, “but we ask you to base your business on biblical principles

because they work.”http://www.salon.com/2012/08/0...