have never eaten in a chick-a-whatsis and only recently saw on the news that there are any in my state. why mouth off about boycotting a place i have never been, nor will ever go? i do try to speak with my wallet and spend my dollars locally. i shop in the local markets, we don't go to wal-mart and we frequent locally-owned places for food and entertainment. i realize that is easier in my area than in some others.
the mucky-mucks of any company are as entitled to freedom of speech as those of us here. that being said, this company actively donates many millions of company dollars to anti-gay groups. some businesses may donate $$$ to both republicrats and demicans to grease both sides of the wheel, i don't see the chicken peeps writing checks like that.
i live in the first state to allow gay marriage. the horsemen of the apocalypse have not yet galloped through the commonwealth nor has it rained locusts. hetero-marriages aren't collapsing. BUT hundreds of millions of dollars have been pumped into the economy through this new sector of people in love who hope to be together forever.
a few weekends ago, i attended the wedding of some lesbian friends. another guest and i were actually crying over the fact that we all are lucky enough to live someplace where that day could come to pass.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway