Saturday, July 28, 2012

Charly puts on the brass knuckles

This guy Menino isn’t the mayor of Soviet Novosibirsk or Kampong Cham under the Khmer Rouge, but of Boston, Massachusetts. Nevertheless, he shares the commissars’ view that in order to operate even a modest and politically inconsequential business it is necessary to demonstrate that one is in full ideological compliance with party orthodoxy.


Tecumseh said...

But political winds shift. Once upon a time, Massachusetts burned witches. Now it grills chicken-sandwich homophobes. One day it’ll be something else. Already in Europe, in previously gay-friendly cities like Amsterdam, demographically surging Muslim populations have muted leftie politicians’ commitment to gay rights, feminism, and much else. It’s easy to cheer on the thugs when they’re thuggish in your name. What happens when Emanuel’s political needs change?

Me, worry, says Charly? Nah. Never.

Tecumseh said...

From comments: This is a direct assault on not only Mr. Cathy's First Amendment rights, but on the First Amendment altogether, and should send chills to the bones of anyone with more than two civic braincells to rub together, regardless on stance on gay marriage. It would be like if a city denied you a driver's license because on your stance on abortion, or if they suspended your kid from public school only because you are an atheist.

So how many civic braincells does Charly have? First Amendment? Qu'est-ce que c'est ça?

Arelcao Akleos said...

"Me, worry, says Charly? Nah. Never."

Has Charly ever shown signs of caring for anything beyond his Ubi Mea? Apres lui, le Deluge, and the Devil take the hindmost of his progeny for all he'll care.

Charly said...

Obviously the mayor has and should have no business deciding arbitrarily who should or shouldn't do business in Boston. The fact that the joint is run by a bunch of narrow-minded backwards thinking bigots promoting a near obsolete ideology is irrelevant to their right to do business. Duh.

Mr roT said...

Charly's suddenly a libertarian!

"If you are young and not liberal, then you have no heart; but if you are old and not conservative, then you have no brain," is most often attributed to Disraeli or to Churchill.

Charly old and wise! First Higgs and now this! Break out the VCP, boys! It's a great day for the world when even Charly sees the light. Maybe Obarfa will resign tomorrow morning while I am at coffee!

Mr roT said...

Tecs! You're in a sudden nonsmooth point in your VCP debt. You have forgotten the "Steyn" label! In addition, you do not announce that Steyn popped out of his coma. That's the real news here.

Charly said...

I ain't no stinking libertarian - are you nuts ? It's simply that no good can come out from politicos making arbitrary decisions as to who is or isn't allowed to do business.
The next logical step would be banana republic-corruption, arguably a more significant concern than Shit-Fill-A throwing its cash at a lost cause.

Mr roT said...

It is simply LDS-like hallucinatory thinking to connect ideas as disparate as building permits and military dictatorships. One asks himself if you've gone off your meds and what kind of psychotropic chemical they're made of.
The wages of exposure to Berzerkeley are carrying pure bullshit as if it were some moral stance though it's as mundane as a city's decision on zoning. Then next thing you know, Pepe will organize a sit-down strike and riots of holy minorities with rich inner lives oppressed by racist utility rates. Yes, we know those are the same for everyone, but fundamentally racist since Bill Gates can pay them off easy while Burma Jones has trouble.

Thee shalt overcome someday, Charley, if you go berzerk enough in the most hilarious way. Looks like the Chick-Fil-A victims are stuck on a plantation for sure! I admit that I expect you to do very well in this battle for justice as you're already showing great talent. For example, you've gone preach-mode in record time--the true sign of a prophet or nutso. Contact Jimmy Swaggart. He needs lessons.
Start now with your strike now and you'll be at the Ferrari dealership with ready checkbook in no time.

Charly said...

I don't think arguing for simple fairness is preachier than your camp's poorly but loudly argued insistence that the end of the world is looming in order to justify its discriminatory stance. Besides, there really is no need to preach an issue for which, as is usually the case with social issues, teabaggers and wahhabis are seeing eye to eye: progress corrects these aberrations.

Timely LDS for LSD slip.

Tecumseh said...

Charly: Is there some content in your comment, or just a string of random words, signifying nothing?

My conjecture: the latter. Proof: obvious.