“If only the execs at Mickie D’s and Burger King would say something hateful and intolerant!” This is the thought that has to be running through the mind of many a Triangle-area progressive these days.
With two of the area’s tastiest and unhealthiest fast food joints (Snoopy’s and Chick-Fil-A) having recently added their names to the list of “Intolerant, right-wing eatery chains to be avoided” — a list that has at one time or another included such stalwarts of bigotry and reaction as Domino’s Pizza, Cracker Barrel, Wendy’s and the west coast burger joint, Carl’s Jr. — it’s starting to feel as if there might really be a way to make some lemonade out of lemons here. I mean, if just a few more owners of some of these junk food palaces will come forward to issue their own knuckleheaded pronouncements, a lot of progressives might really make some headway in their efforts to eat and live healthier.
Who knows? Without so much salt, sugar and fat coursing through their veins, a lot of caring and thinking people might even find themselves out-arguing and even outliving their conservative adversaries
Hmmm…come to think of it, if we could just get some other fast food chains to make some hateful comments about folks on the right, we might actually be on to doing something about the national obesity epidemic and rein in health care costs!
Anyway, just a thought. Let us know if we’ve forgotten any food joints that belong on the list.
(Image courtesy of the folks at Think Progress).