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  • Stephen Colbert on Chick-fil-A's Anti-Gay Marriage Stance

    "No surprise that Chick-fil-A supports traditional marriage, unlike KFC's Double Down. Two chicken breasts rubbing up against each other? That is nothing but a lesbian fantasy snack." – Stephen Colbert

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    The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.


    Tags: Chick-fil-A, Christianity, Corporations, Facebook, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Mike Huckabee, Religion, Rick Santorum, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Twitter, Video
  • Mike Huckabee Comes to Heroic Defense of Fried Chicken, Homophobia

    Anybody who's been following the culture wars of late knows that some of the most brutal and bloody battles are being fought along the gay rights front. For too long, a long-suffering minority group has been beaten down and bullied by the more powerful and unsympathetic masses.

    Finally, we are seeing a hero emerge to rally the oppressed, raise their spirits and charge into the thick of the carnage to fight alongside God-fearing Christian companies like Chick Fil-A to defend their rights as Americans to be bigoted and discriminatory in the name of their religion

    "I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld. The Cathy family, let by Chick Fil-A founder Truett Cathy, are a wonderful Christian family who are committed to operating the company with Biblical principles and whose story is the true American success story.

    "Starting at age 46 Truett Cathy built Chick Fil-A into a $4 billion a year enterprise with over 1600 stores. At 91, he is still active in the company, but his son Dan runs it day to day as CEO. It's a great American story that is being smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left."

    "Vitriolic assaults!" "Vicious hate speech!" "Intolerant bigotry from the left!" When will it end?

    Why can't great American companies like Chick Fil-A be left alone to filter money into organizations like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council — good Bible-minded groups that are actively working to curtail the rights of certain U.S. citizens — without having other groups and companies exercising their own rights to point out such donations and encourage people to not contribute their own money to it?

    I just feel so overcome with the Spirit knowing that a public figure of Mike Huckabee's caliber has come to their defense. And, hey, if he manages to get a little complimentary fried chicken out of the deal, where's the harm in that?

    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Chick-fil-A, Christianity, Corporations, Family Research Council, Focus On the Family, Food, Homophobia, LGBT, Mike Huckabee, Religion
  • Mitt Romney Ad Pulled Down for Copyright Violation

    In what will surely be remembered as "The Great Battle of Putting Out Ads Featuring Your Opponent Singing," we now have a clear and undeniable winner. Well, it was pretty clear who the winner in this battle was before, but now it's much more undeniable who the loser is

    A major record label has forced YouTube to pull a Mitt Romney campaign ad featuring a snippet of President Barack Obama singing Al Green’s "Let's Stay Together."…

    BMG Rights Management, one of the world’s largest music publishing companies, filed a request with YouTube to pull the ad down under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. A Romney spokesman told the Huffington Post their use of "Let's Stay Together" qualified as fair use, and would work to get the ad back up.

    Actually, I believe that the Romney campaign is correct here. That was like, 0.07 seconds of the full song. I'm pretty sure that qualifies as fair use. But, if I were a staffer in Massachusetts I wouldn't bother with the effort. It wasn't a very good ad to begin with. Unless they have  inside numbers that show American voters today hate sweet and soulful emoting.

    And it's also not all that surprising that this happened. Republican candidates are constant having their campaign and advertisement musical choices denied to them by those long-haired West Coast America-haters. What does hurt though is that this came from BMG. A corporation! One of Romney's people!

    So, what about Obama's ad? Can Romney sic one of his other corporation friends on the Chicago campaign staff? Who owns the rights to "America the Beautiful" anyway?

    Obama’s ad is safe from attempts to pull it down. Since “America the Beautiful” was published before 1923, it’s in the public domain.

    Socialism! Once again, Obama uses the power invested in him by John Lennon and Richard Marx to wriggle out of accountability.


    Tags: Barack Obama, Corporations, Mitt Romney, Music
  • Mitt Romney Forgets He Ran Bain Capital From 1999-2002

    Mitt Romney claims he left Bain Capital in 1999, which would mean he's not responsible for the companies that went bankrupt or the employees that were laid off after that period. But the Boston Globe reports SEC documents state Mitt Romney was the "sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president," until 2002.

    Seems like the one thing Mitt Romney and Willie Nelson have in common is neither of them remembers what they were up to from 1999-2002. Makes sense. He has the tendency of forgetting embarrassing moments in his life.

    This all raises the question, just what was Mitt Romney up to from 1999-2002. We have a few good ideas…

    * Being the hero Gotham deserves, not the one it needs.

    * Counting his sons.

    * Outsourcing the Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City, Utah.

    * Experimenting with calling himself a moderate.

    * Coming up with a new sandwich — a piece of white bread stuck between two pieces of white bread.

    * Writing "Romneycare" in bubble letters and hearts over and over again on a composition notebook.

    * Losing count of how many sons he has.

    Romney's campaign states he was listed as the boss of Bain for technical reasons. Like that he was technically the boss?

    Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

     


    Tags: Bain Capital, Corporations, Mitt Romney
  • Obama Ad Calls Mitt Romney "Outsourcer-in-Chief" [VIDEO]

    Barack Obama just started running attack ads in Virginia, in which a thoughtful avuncular voice asks state voters if they really want "an outsourcer-in-chief in the White House"…

    First off, let me just say that I have very little to say about this ad. I suppose it fits in with the whole "Bain Capital is evil" meme that Bill Clinton hates so much. And that should resonate with Virginia voters. Unless it doesn't. (I know; quite profound.)

    Mostly, I just wanted to comment on how, when I first saw this, I thought Obama was calling Romney an "out-sorcerer-in-chief," which, whatever it is, sounds awesome! And I think I might have actually been a seventh-level half-elf one back in college.

    Anyway, I guess what I'm saying is that this ad might actually work in Romney's favor, especially for voters who never talked to girls when they were in college.


    Tags: Bain Capital, Barack Obama, Corporations, Mitt Romney, Nerdiness, Unemployment, Virginia