Keywords: chick-fil-a, chicken, winshape, nyu, northeastern, la, focus on the family
If you have traveled down South, then chances are you have seen or eaten at a Chick-Fil-A fast food resturant. The chain resturant has been under much fire this year as informaiton regarding their anti-equality practices and hateful ideology has come out faster than contestants on The Voice. Now, the resturant chain that has publicly acknowelged that God doenst like the gays is trying to set up shop right here on Long Island.
Let’s start with the facts . First, down South, most Chick-Fil-A’s are closed on Sundays, due to their founders strong religious beliefs and the company’s statement of corporate purpose starting that the business exists to “glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us.” Ok…so being a faitful servant to God means serving up chicken?? I mean, believe in God, but I’m not about to go and buy a hot-dog truck to spread his word.
Second – Chick-Fil-A runs “Winshape” – a fundraising arm of their chain that has hosted conferences with some of the leading opponents of gay marriage. A higher up at WinShape has even praised the efforts of anti-gay activist David Blankenhorn for working against marriage equality, and for articulating a solid reason why American culture should reject same-sex couples. When Winshape has retreats for couples who are employees, same-sex copuples are not allowed.
Third – Chick-Fil-A has been exposed for asking about employees marital status, religion and sexuality. Tsk, tsk, tsk!
Fourth- Chick-Fil-A are some of the biggest funders of Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, the Pennsylvania Family Institute and Exodus International – all groups that LEAD the fight against gay rights in this country. (HINT: election coming!!)
Fifth – Other communities have wised up to Chick-Fil-A. On THIS THURSDAY – a group of people will be organizing at NYU to protest the Chick-Fil-A on campus. 11,000 people have signed the change.org petition to tell NYU that their money making food joint doesn’t jive with their school’s mission and philosophy! In September, a group of protesters did the same thing in L.A. And at Northeastern University, TODAY the student government voted to block Chick-Fil-A from campus after much noise was made. And, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland caused a whole lot of hypocritical ruckus when she was spotted at the grand opening of a California Chick-Fil-A!
Hayley, don’t eat that! Dylan works for Wendy’s now!
Now you may be wondering why this is importnat, or who cares? But this is very important! We here on Long Island need to ban together and take a stand against inequality everywhere. Chick-Fil-A’s practices arent right, and we shouldtn support that. Additionally, by buying their fries and sandwhiches, we are funding hate organizations. If we fund hate orgainzations, then people who hate us get the funding and opportunity to be in positions of power. Then, those people will enact laws taking our rights away and denying even more. This is very important in an election year!
So as you can see class,
Hateful Chicken + Long Island / church and state - homophobia + election year = NO CHICK-FIL-A on Long Island!
Stay tuned for more information on activism regarding this. The Long Island GLBT Service Network agrees. Says CEO David Kilmnick, “I think on Long Island we have a separation of religion and taste.” And call/email/facebook John J. Culmone, executive director of the brokerage Commercial Retail Associates, who is working with people at Chick-fil-A to procure a space and tell him that we don’t want hateful chicken on Long Island!
Lebron James falls flat when it matters the most, as Pacers tie up the series 1-1
Keywords: lebron james, pacers, heat
Lebron James has been called a lot of things during his NBA career. Most recently he was named MVP, now he is being called the anti-clutch, LeBum, LeBrick, LeBad, LeBoo, and any other pun you can think of. With the Heat down just one point with 50 seconds to go, Lebron missed two free throws. And then Dwyane Wade missed what looked like an easy layup. All that wrapped up would lead to a Pacers win by a final of 78-75.
Now as much as I enjoy laying it all on Lebron, I do have to say it wasn’t his fault the Heat lost. James had 28 points and Wade had 24. The rest of the team had just 23 points. It is near impossible to win with a stat line like that. It looks as if Miami may actually miss Chris Bosh more then they thought they would.
I love my paddle brush! It works great at getting hair super straight without having to use a flat iron, but imagine being able to cut the time in half?! Goody has a new brush that has absorbent micro bristles that help absorb moisture faster. They are like little pieces of towels in between the bristles.
• Absorbent microfiber bristles remove 30% of water for faster styling
• Antimicrobial microfiber keeps the brush fresh
• Side Vents for maximum air flow
• Lightweight design to reduce hand fatigue while drying
• Ergonomic handle is textured for extra grip
I think I need to get my hands on one of these!! To find out where you get get this product check out the Goody site here.
As a stylist, I can respect a good blowout. Is it my style? Not in the least bit. But I can hold respect for someone who can cut it well, and the client who can style it themselves. Pauly D does a great job. I believe he probably has the most famous blowout right now. Lets face it, when you hear the word ‘blowout’ your mind immediatly goes to “Jersey Shore”.
Well this past week we got to meet the ‘infamous’ Unit we always hear Mike talking about. Talk about entertainment! His hair alone made watching that episode worth it! Never thought I would see a jerry curled blowout! Hahaha! I’m cracking myself up over here. Seriously, if you want to rock the blowout….go for it, but come on! If you don’t have the right hair for it, don’t force it! And can we talk about how he is like 30 years old and calls himself The Unit?! I thought the Situation and J-Woww were bad enough but this guy takes it to a whole new level. I’m gonna start referring to myself as Miss. Fabulous. Let’s see if it catches on!
Miss. Fabulous would like to give a shout out to The Unit: Lose the fro, guy! It’s just not working for you!
Swedish player Eric Przepiorka punches his coach and gets a “promotion”
Keyword: swedish league, eric przepiorka, punch coach
See what happens when you stick up for yourself an clock your coach, you get a promotion. More like a demotion or is it? , this is one of the funniest stories I have heard in hockey in a long time except for some stories I have from road trips which I am sure are not censored for the internet. Don’t worry one day I will get the green light and tell you all about them but for now back to the punch heard around the world.
Why did Eric Przepiorka punch his coach you ask? simple he was removed from the power play during a preseason game. It would appear he also said later that sitting at the bench was “[expletive] boring.” Now because punching your coach in the face never gets you more playing time Przepiorka was cut from the team.
Eric Przepiorka was the big star in Olofström IK a club in the Swedish Division 1 (third tier). But after hitting his in own coach Tim Brithén during a preseason game versus Örebro on Saturday Przepiorka was released by his club. The reason for the attack is said to be that “Prez” was furious after not getting enough ice time on the power play.
“We don’t really have anything to say about the situation more than that the coach so close to sacred you can be in a team. There are limits for what you can do. We as a club distances ourself from this and the situation would have been impossible”, manager Simon Skoog told Swedish hockey blog MrMadhawk.se about the decision to release Eric Przepiorka from his contract.
But don’t feel too bad for Przepiorka. He won’t be without a team long, as he’s rumoured to be joining Swedish club Asplöven of HockeyAllsvenskan, the second-tier league. Asplöven hasn’t confirmed the signing, but reliable Swedish blog Mr. Madhawk is reporting it.
Can you believe that? punch your coach in the mouth and get promoted to a better division, not a bad wrap huh but was this done on purpose? Second tier team needs big star but can’t get him out of his contract how can we pull this off, Oh, blast your coach in the face, easy enough.
Let this be a lesson guys you want something in life like to get that big raise punch your boss in the face. Shit that sounds pretty cool, I might try that today, I’ll let you know how it goes.
Little Squirrely has the right idea… Pina coladas and the pool today during your lunch break! My blender is still packed away and I don’t have a pool – so maybe I’ll just eat a couple slices of pineapple by my sprinkler… *sigh.
Did you spend all of the cooler months vegging out on crap and now that it is summer you are regretting it all? Did your skin loose its glow and your hair loose it’s shine? Why not try a fast to kick all the crap out of your system and get your body feeling healthy again?
Fasts are not just good for cleaning out your insides. They can also help refresh your skin and your hair! Here are a few ones to try-
-water only fast. This one is too difficult for me to ever do as I am always hungry and living on just water would be very frustrating, but if you can handle it., go for it! I suggest you only do this one for 3-4 days
-raw fruits and veggies. This one I do every once in a while and I really do notice that my skin looks fantastic afterwards…not to mention the fact that my body feels great. Usually I go to the store and stock up on all sorts of fruits and vegetables and I eat them continuously throughout the day. I drink only water along side of this…sometimes adding some lemon to my water for flavor. I am able to do this fast for about 5 days, you can do it up to 7 though. I usually do it during the week day and then allow myself to eat food again on the weekends!
-The lemonade diet. Sounds yummy…but it’s not! This lemonade includes fresh squeezed lemons, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. You want to drink about 12 of these a day! Along side of this, take a laxative morning and evening. Gradually resume eating normally once the cleanse is finished so that your gastrointestinal system gets used to digesting solid foods again. This one is really known for helping with weight loss!
There are so many other fasting techniques out there, you just have to find the one that works for you but I am telling you, if you do it right your body will feel great and your hair and skin will thank you!!