Posted on | July 21, 2012 | 23 Comments
The Mayor of Boston is firm in his devotion to protecting Beantown from the ravages of Christianist hate-mongers:
Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail — after the family-owned firm’s president suggested gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Menino told the Herald yesterday.
The streets of Chicago are officially more dangerous than a war zone: Homicide victims in the Windy City outnumber U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this year.
While 144 Americans have died in Afghanistan in 2012, a whopping 228 Chicago residents have been killed, and the murder rate is up a staggering 35 percent from last year. That’s a rash of homicides quadruple the rate of New York City’s, and police and crime experts fear it may only get worse.
This week, Chicago announced it will allow police in the cash-strapped city to work overtime at time-and-a-half pay in order to put more officers on the street.
The Chick-Fil-A menace must be restrained!
This blog commends these fine American Mayors for their commitment to civic safety, and the right of consenting adults to put chickens wherever they want to, without fear of derogation from some dude in a suit and his Christianist minions.
Also, you had better not pray for rain!
Update: rampant anti-Statist Bill Quick suggests banning Mayor Bloomberg, to improve public safety in the Rotten Apple. Reached for comment, Mayor Bloomberg’s tea cup suggested that San Francisco should force Quick to write out all of Nancy Pelosi’s speeches, longhand, 50 times. Or until the moment that Quick’s mind ‘splodes, whichever comes first.