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Will Chicken Speakeasies come to Chi-Town?


It is all blurring together on me now...Boston...now Chicago...banning a chicken restaurant...wait...make that a "Christian" chicken restaurant...the restaurant is Christian...not the chickens...(there are doubters)...anyway...mayor Rahm...yes, that Rahm...says "values" of said restaurant not same as those of Chicago...not convincing...know too many good people from Chicago...but possibly not those of Rahm...at least there must be a language barrier there...saw a leaked staff memo from Rahm once when he was in DC...through an Obama campaign staffer friend...DEFINITELY a language barrier...never heard words like that used in a Chick-fil-A and have been to many...could this be beginning of CHICKEN PROHIBITION IN Chi-town?...wait...town has history of dealing with prohibited substances delivered over counter...could it be the birth of new art form...CHICKEN SPEAKEASIES?

Sorry, read Bob Dylan's "Tarantula" one too many times (i.e. once). The entire book is one sentence -- stream of consciousness (or un-) ...kid you not.

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Whereas the Disillusioned, Road-Crossing Fryer
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Merely kicked the habit.



In a more serious vein, Anthony, I must briefly remark on something else you said; to wit: “I don't think you [LeeQuod] would travel out of your way just to see boring, plain, ordinary ol' Anthony.” And then, my friend, you said this: “...trust me, I'm not worth it”.

Now even when such words are said with the utmost frivolity, they make me wince because I cannot help but think to myself, perhaps they are not.

I don’t mean to embarrass you, my friend, and I won’t belabor the point. But I wish to say, with all possible gravity, that you, and all of us, are infinitely worthy. Not in the way of merit, of course – none of us is worthy in that way. But in the way of preciousness. You, and we all, are more precious to God than life. That is the irreducible meaning of the cross. “And, beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another” (1 John 4:11).

And guess what, Anthony? We do.

:)
Well I couldn't find any Chik-fil-A or Chicken sandwich jokes, but this is the best I can do:

What did the chicken do when he saw a bucket of fried chicken?











...wait for it....






...here it comes...



...HE KICKED THE BUCKET!!
LeeQuod
Well, you have my contact information, or at least access to it anyway. I don't think you would travel out of your way just to see boring, plain, ordinary ol' Anthony...trust me, I'm not worth it ;) I won't get my hopes up too high, but let's face it, you're a celebrity on here! And if it's one thing I've enjoyed over the years it's meeting celebrities (Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Joey Pantaliano from the Sopranos, Denzel Washington...it helps when you're a bellhop/valet at State College's most lavish 4-diamond hotel for 3-1/2 years).

But if you do happen to make it to Penn State/State College, a nice hefty lunch or dinner at my favorite restaurant followed by a trip to the PSU Creamery and the "quarter tour" would be marvelous. Besides, I could use some help with my one-liners, as well as a good name for my potential blog.

And bring Rolley. Or you can't come.
Lee, if you come to Idaho in the next two weeks, you'll have to look us up on Payette Lake in McCall - north of Boise. We're vacating the Wood River Valley due to excessive wildland fire smoke aggravating my I-grew-up-in-L.A. sensitive lungs. We'll be camping on our sailboat! We could take you sailing. :) It would be rather in keeping with the discussions in _Emma_ about visits to the seaside...

McCall is a small town (pop. ~2000), but I bet someone sells a chicken sandwich... (Did I get back on topic???)
Well, don't get your hopes up too high, Anthony; in the next four Weeks I may be in Minneapolis, Denver, Boston, or Dallas - or Pittsburgh, or Philly. But if I hear for certain, I'll be sure to get in touch.

One of my first jobs was pushing wheelchairs. And I'm an expert at deciphering incoherent speech, especially for HTTP or LDAP, but also for liberalism. ;-)

Gotta get back to work. Trying to find a reason to take a business trip to Ketchum, Idaho. (I'd need to finish reading _Emma_ on the plane, though.)
No wayyy!!!
"I might be in your area sometime soon, Anthony; which home are you in?"
-LeeQuod, if you are seriously considering coming to PSU from wherever you live, please, I beg of you, let me know when. I would be honored to sit down and have lunch/dinner with you. I hope you're not joking...if you aren't, get my email from Gina or on Facebook I'm Anthony Michael Loreno, and I'll give you a list of the best restaurants/shops/things to do while you're here (I've been a local for the last 13-14 years). I actually know this great fast-food place near my apartment...they specialize in chicken sandwiches...
"That was a sarcasm."
-I fail.
"Seriously, when you guys come to visit me at the home, don't be alarmed if I'm sitting in my wheelchair or wandering the halls talking to myself incoherently."

:-D I might be in your area sometime soon, Anthony; which home are you in? :-D
"-I didn't take it that way at all, Jason. At least you can see where I'm coming from, somewhat. You can think them wrong all you want, however, they know themselves better than you do (also, not patronizing)."

I think the others can see that too better then you think. They were just caught up in the argument.

I remember a similar time when I was in a heated flame with a pro-palestinian. I was in fact winning the argument and quite handily in fact. Then, during the course of this he told of some Palestinians he had known. So I right away dropped the issue and he is now one of my best friends on the net.
"Anthony, when did Jesus HIMSELF condemn "discrimination, bigotry, prejudice and other conservative 'values'"?"

That was a sarcasm. The point was that reducing the whole Bible to the Gospels as if only they were inspired is a dubious proposition. Jesus HIMSELF said everything in the Bible by virtue of being God. But not being explicitly said by Jesus while He was on Earth is not a valid disqualification of scripture.
"Oh and I take it Kenneth is a Chicagoan, and he would have a right to be upset if a magistrate claiming to represent him went violently against his core values and then claimed those were the values of the whole city. I imagine you and I would feel the same. Fair enough."
-Oops, missed this one, too. Seriously, when you guys come to visit me at the home, don't be alarmed if I'm sitting in my wheelchair or wandering the halls talking to myself incoherently.

I agree, Alan. I know that if our mayor in State College were a rabid conservative, I'd probably be enraged myself. Thanks for the insight :D
I'm slipping...
...I completely forgot about this article I commented on. Senior moments at 26 - I'm done for. Call the home, my bags are packed.

"Anthony, appreciate your speaking up, but I also appreciate Kenneth speaking up. That is what free speech is, is it not? Hearing both sides? Weighing them?"
-Hello Alan, this is the first article you've written that I've commented on! I'll definitely give you this: it was very well-written and thought-out. I honestly wish I could be as good a writer as many of you bloggers on here. I'm actually toying around with starting a blog of my own, but I can't come up with a good, eye-catching and attention-getting name. Any suggestions anyone?? Help! LeeQuod, Rolley, I need your whit!!

I absolutely agree, Alan, in regards to your comments on freedom of speech. However, despite the fact that I'm not a grudge-holder, I still feel a tiny tidbit of hostility towards Kenneth's condemnation of Gina or anybody that doesn't support his views. I'm certain that Min. Emmanuel does have a strong faith, and I commend him for that. He seems to actually have something in common with me, or vice-versa (ACK!): We're both rather outspoken. However, I say how I feel out of love for my LGBT friends, or family if you will - he condemns them. Keep in mind, as I've stated before, that about 98% of my friends are LGBT, and about 90-95% of them are gay men. So this subject is a little touchy and sensitve for me. My apologies if I came off as harsh and abbrasive (sp?). I should know better, being an adult, I should be a little more tactful, but apparently he has a little more to learn. At least I can admit that I was wrong in acting out the way I did. This is why I hold high respect for Rolley, LeeQuod, Gina, Jason Taylor, the Kevins, etc. What friendly people you all are! :)

Also, please remind Min. Emmanuel that young people ARE NOT foolish, well, many of us aren't anyway. I was rather insulted by that remark. As I stated, many of us are informed - we just may not agree on everything. That's what makes this world go round, I guess: differing viewpoints.

"George "Chicken Face" Nelson, "Clucky" Luciano, and Al Cornpone"
-No words. I'm speechless.

"Anthony, when did Jesus HIMSELF condemn "discrimination, bigotry, prejudice and other conservative 'values'"?"
-I'm lost here, Jason, my apologies, and I sincerely do not mean this in a negative way, but are these things that you support? By the way, I (ACCIDENTALLY) stumbled upon you on Facebook and sent you a happy inbox-message to brighten your day - thanks for the reply! I really enjoyed it! ;) (har har har)

"Honestly, Anthony, I do appreciate you for sticking up for your friends even if I think them wrong. I hope that doesn't sound patronizing because it is not meant that way at all."
-I didn't take it that way at all, Jason. At least you can see where I'm coming from, somewhat. You can think them wrong all you want, however, they know themselves better than you do (also, not patronizing).
Honestly, Anthony, I do appreciate you for sticking up for your friends even if I think them wrong. I hope that doesn't sound patronizing because it is not meant that way at all.
Run as you will!
Lee...actually did not have anything in mind as for you guys taking this thread. You all usually do quite well on your own! Anthony, appreciate your speaking up, but I also appreciate Kenneth speaking up. That is what free speech is, is it not? Hearing both sides? Weighing them? Determining where truth lies and also where it comes from. Incivility is not required to do that, however some try it. Usually it hurts their credibility among thinking people. --- I think I know Kenneth's and Dan Cathy's fraternity - in fact I am also a member. It is Chi Rho - XP in our letters. Christos Rex - Greek Letters for Latin words - Christ is King. He Himself said, if any would do the will of God, he is my brother, sister, mother. Beyond fraternity. My quick take after a long day - would be glad to discuss more.

Oh and I take it Kenneth is a Chicagoan, and he would have a right to be upset if a magistrate claiming to represent him went violently against his core values and then claimed those were the values of the whole city. I imagine you and I would feel the same. Fair enough.
Anthony, when did Jesus HIMSELF condemn "discrimination, bigotry, prejudice and other conservative 'values'"?

As for condemning you for just about everything you have said here, that would be kind of like Rocky condemning Apollo Creed. Or the Welsh condemning the Zulus because their war chant wasn't as good as Men of Harlech, since they had "a good base section but no top tenors".
Ah weel no!!
Alan, were you hoping for us commenters to take this and run with it? Like maybe we'd create a whole riff on the Gangster era, coming up with bad pun names like George "Chicken Face" Nelson, "Clucky" Luciano, and Al Cornpone?

Well, I feel like I've put Gina through enough recently, so I'm not going to do it. And having just seen the movie "Brave", which stirrrr'd me ancestral Scottish blood to a boil, ah'll tell ya, sirrrr, that ah'll not be subjectin' our dear Gina to morrrre failed attempts at whimsy via names of chicken breeds, chicken parts, or chicken meals! No sirrr, ye'll nugget bad puns from me!!
Breaking this down line-by-line:

"This Obama NWO puppet does "NOT" speak for the millions here in Chicago."
-He speaks for quite a few though...there are *many* LGBT citizens and their allies who reside there, if I'm not mistaken.

"There are more Christians here than it is any other religion."
-Except for the ones who don't see eye-to-eye with you on the subject/religion of Christianity, correct? Just last week you were "concerned" with Gina Dalfonzo, and in fact you ripped her a new one, because she wasn't willing to give up the Muppets.

"Just as Obama does Not speak for America, Rahm was planted here by the masters that are pulling the strings of Obama but they are for everything that Christ is not"
-Hmm...maybe God had a hand in "planting" Alderman Rahm...wait where was he planted again? I mean, I can't place St. Michael Catholic Elementary School among the top 10 schools in America, but from the education I got out of them K-6, plants are usually the ones that are planted...is Mr. Rahm a fern?

"They are for Killing children,"
-Not bothering with this one, since this seems to be the only thing we agree on - I hate abortion. It's not at the top of my political priorities list, but I still despise the practice none-the-less.

"They are for homosexuality"
-I could type 3 pages on this line alone, but I'll just stick to one simple question: You are aware, of course, that those responsible for giving birth to homosexuals are...HETEROSEXUAL? It's true! Even the conservative ones!

"They said they believe that Christ would be for, same sex marriages"
-This one's a little ambiguous, and while I agree that Christ said nothing about SSM, He didn't say anything against it either. I've read every bible verse condemning homosexuality, and I've heard from people on here (and other places) their interpretation of Christ's view on sexuality/marriage, but until I read the line or lines that quotes Christ HIMSELF saying that homosexuality and SSM are atrocities, I will continue to be a fighting Ally for the gay community.

"This is why he signed the new ex, order for African, American schools yesterday."
-The what? Your commas seem to be misplaced, and I can't understand this sentence at all.

"But he knows that there are many foolish young people that do not care about any issues and we go along with the program."
-I'm 26, I consider myself a "young person", I care about the issues, and I certainly think I'm far from foolish (although I, like the rest of us, have done a few foolish things sparingly over the years). I'm sure you disagree, and I'm sure you'll condemn me for just about everything I've said on here (since you've done it to one of the more conservative editors on BP Blog, I don't see why I can't be in on the fun as well).

"I am standing beside brother Cathy"
-"Brother"? What fraternity were you guys in?

"& I will do all I can to help bring his christian centered business to Chicago. "
-Good luck...in NYC some restaurant is donating $1 from every chicken sandwich-sale to one of the national Marriage Equality organizations.

"Blessings & Peace to your homes!!!"
-Ironic, coming from a man who fights for discrimination, bigotry, prejudice, and other conservative "values".

I promised myself I wouldn't argue with anyone on here anymore and just engage in discussion with those I agree with, and ask legitimate questions where needed, but I've had a long day couldn't pass this up.

Lastly, Min. Emmanuel, I hope you didn't post your comment via any computer ever made ever - Microsoft, Google, Apple/Mac, all of them support SSM. Or cell phone...after all, it could have been in the hands of some wicked, deviant LGBT citizen somewhere somehow before it got to you.
More voices from Chicago
It looks like even more Chicago voices are being raised in protest to the claim about "Chicago's values" by the mayor. Here are some links (you have to copy/paste)

Very much in line with your words, Bro Kenneth!

A pull quote from the article: "Do not disrespect us...We, too, are Chicago," the Rev. Charles Lyons of the Armitage Baptist Church thundered from the pulpit Sunday.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/31/chicago-religious-leaders-back-chick-fil/#ixzz22EknimQ5

Cardinal Francis George also criticized Emanuel's stance, asking in the Catholic Chicago Blog if everyone who did not agree with Emanuel faced a similar fate.

"Must those whose personal values do not conform to those of the government of the day move from the city," George wondered. "Is the City Council going to set up a 'Council Committee on Un-Chicagoan Activities' and call those of us who are suspect to appear before it?"

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/31/chicago-religious-leaders-back-chick-fil/#ixzz22ElOWQTk
Rahm Does not Speak for the People of Chicago!
This Obama NWO puppet does "NOT" speak for the millions here in Chicago.
There are more Christians here than it is any other religion.
Just as Obama does Not speak for America, Rahm was planted here by the masters that are pulling the strings of Obama but they are for everything that Christ is not,
They are for Killing children,
They are for homosexuality,
They said they believe that Christ would be for, same sex marriages.
This is why he signed the new ex, order for African, American schools yesterday.
He knows that did not go over well with the Christian or Black community at all. But he knows that there are many foolish young people that do not care about any issues and we go along with the program. I am standing beside brother Cathy & I will do all I can to help bring his christian centered business to Chicago.
Blessings & Peace to your homes!!!