Boston mayor Menino says he can’t actively block Chick-fil-A. ” I’m the mayor of Boston and I get elected to make my opinions known.” Really? Once upon a time, mayors were elected to run city governments, not to pass gas. Look at the record… Nanny Bloomberg, Rahm and this clown’s cities are going to hell while they are busy making their opinions known instead of doing their alleged jobs.

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July 26, 2012 7:35 pm

In other news, leftists just fine with the notion of a consevative government official refusing to allow a business with a liberal viewpoint to operate. Absolutely no outrage whatsoever.

Ah, liberalism: why think when you can feel.

July 26, 2012 9:00 pm

Leaving aside the persecution of a business whose owners have conservative values, what a poor economic decision the mayors of Boston and Chicago are making by not welcoming Chick-fil-A with open arms. They tend to be successful and who knows how many could open in Boston and particularly Chicago. Mayors, do you think Chick-fil-A could provide some good entry level jobs for some and maybe even many of your troubled, violent youth? And the liberals are always blaming inner city carnage on a lack of jobs.

July 28, 2012 1:42 pm

And the employees of Chik-fil-a are required to actually WORK, to be pleasant to customers, and to respect their bosses. The slightest quesion is anwered with “It would be my pleasure.” Good environment to learn how to at least act like a human being!

July 26, 2012 9:55 pm

“I’ll always protect people’s rights,”.Yea right.Unless they happen to disagree with you.Then you feel free to ban them from your city.Funny that the aclu,as loathsome as they may be,has stepped in to say this is a no no.Seems if you let one groups ban override first amendment issues,whether state,local or federal,then you must let all groups do the same,regardless of reasons.Once again we see leftist behaving as the ugly,hate filled bigots they so desperately wish to portray conservatives and libertarians as.

July 26, 2012 11:12 pm

No shit Sherlock!

July 27, 2012 2:26 am

The most troubling part is that he thought he COULD officially block Chic-Fil-A. He was very outspoken in how he was going to prevent them from opening, and he has had to walk back because of the pesky laws.

But clearly the mayor is still working on it: “I sent (the landlord) a letter, but that’s all. There’s no pressure by me to allow this place to be rented,” he said.” Tell me how many people are going to slap the face of the Mayor in a city where they need permits, licenses, etc to do business. The landlord is between a rock and a hard place now… highly unlikely he is going to rent to the infidel.

July 27, 2012 3:08 am

You know our culture is in trouble when so-called leaders think it is acceptable to act in opposition to Christian values. Like it or not, creeps like this do lead certain groups of the uninformed and mentally challenged, who presumably will vote at some point and/or ruin the minds of others in their peer groups.

I hope our new President has some tool to defund or disenfranchise groups like the ACLU, who work to ruin anything decent left in America.

Elrond Hubbard
July 27, 2012 7:32 am

“…but as the mayor of Boston, I can’t run and hide, and I’ll always protect people’s rights.”

Unless, of course, his honor disagrees with them, then their rights go out the window. I love the liberal definition of diversity: “What we support must be honored and respected, what conservatives support is hate speech and must be banned or supressed.”

BTW: based on his picture, it looks as if Mayor Menino has been lunching at Kentucky Fried, maybe that’s really why he’s opposing the opening of a Chick-fil-A.

July 27, 2012 7:40 am

Let’s also leave aside the fact that the city basically gifted the Islamic Society of Boston with public city land worth $1.8 million for their mosque. Their leaders aren’t exactly going to be the grand marshals at next summer’s Gay Pride festivities.

As to whether Mistah Mayah can actually block this business from coming into the city – no, not really. But, they can make the inspectional and permitting process so onerous and costly that the company will bail. When Boston hosted the 2004 DNC convention, one of the main venues was the Garden. Outside the Garden along Causeway Street is a fabulous pizza parlor called Halftime Pizza. Prior to the convention the owner hung a Bush/Cheney 2004 banner across the front. City officials demanded that it be removed. The owner refused. Immediately thereafter, the business was inundated with visits from Inspectional Services, poking into every corner of the place, filing violations left and right. The process was so costly that the owner took a bath due to all the fines. Pretty, eh?

July 28, 2012 1:45 pm

I just posted on the sister thread to this one. What evr happened to separation of church and state? I haven’t heard of any Christian denominations get assists forbuiling. Nor Jew for synagogues, or any other religious group. Why is is ok for Muslims?

July 27, 2012 7:51 am

Did you guys see the vid of Antoine DoDson talking out FOR chick-Gil-a? it’s a great hoot!

July 28, 2012 1:50 pm

OMG! That clip had more brains than I thought he could scrape up with a bulldozer! Maybe there is hope for him! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

July 27, 2012 9:55 am

If you are a liberal it’s ok to insult, berate, skreech, yell and demand that a person who does not share your views must shut up. Typical liberal logic means only they have the moral high ground on all issues and no else can express otherwise.
My opinion is that liberals should shut the ‘eff’ up.

July 27, 2012 11:17 am

Its not just okay, it is the correct procedure.

July 27, 2012 11:02 am
July 28, 2012 1:52 pm

Poor guy. His heart attack was probably brought n by thinking how much flack he was going to have to dodge as the “spokesperson” for Chik-fil-a