Chick-Fil-A founder and Christianist bigot Dan Cathy's monetary support for anti-gay-marriage initiatives may have cost him (or, rather, his unfortunate franchisees) business with everyone from the Jim Henson Company to Boston's Mayor Tom Menino. But the most prominent spokesmodels for the Republican Party – Talibangelical Division have stepped forward to put their elevated cholesterol profiles where their hearts are, per Wonkette:
... This infuriates former/current fat person Mike Huckabee so deeply that he is now calling for the creation of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, on Facebook.
Via Buzzfeed, here's Huckabee's Facebook salvo calling for an "Appreciation Day" of a homophobic fast food company that gives everyone heart attacks and diabetes while making billions of dollars per year. If any corporation ever needed a bold defender in these dark times, it is this fatty chicken company, for its adherence to such "Biblical principles" as gluttony and greed on a mass scale…
Not to be outdone by "Mr. GOP-Godspeak Presidential Candidate 2008", this year's contender for the coveted Opus Dei endorsement jumps in with a Twitter-storm upping the ante:
Rick Santorum & fam marched straight to the front lines of the War on Chick-fil-A today, to stand arms-linked with the fast food chicken diabetes company that hates gay people. But Rick Santorum, you ask, Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day isn't until August 1! You say so yourself! Well, that's no matter. Everyday is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in the Santorum household. Except Sundays! That's Jesus Time…
Thank you, Jim Newell, for linking "Chick-fil-A special sauce" and "santorum" in our minds. That's gotta give even the most boldly contrarian hipster-Glibertarian pause in their slacktivist search for a new way to annoy the rest of us that doesn't involve anything more rigorous than stuffing their faces at the mall…
No, Obamacare isn't killing granny. It's too busy saving granny $4 billion on prescription drugs.
The Centers for Medicare And Medicaid Services (CMS) released data showing that over 5.2 million seniors and people with disabilities have already saved nearly $4 billion on prescription drugs as a direct result of the Affordable Care Act. The CMS data also showed that over 1 million people with Medicare saved an average of $629 on prescriptions in the "donut hole" coverage gap since the beginning of the year. So far in 2012, Medicare coverage for generic drugs in the coverage gap has risen to 14 percent, saving Medicare beneficiaries a total of $687 million.
Yes, but, death panels!
I'm sure everyone reading this knows someone who has suffered under the donut hole. A donut hole the Republicans have voted to maintain and enlarge.
Under Paul Ryan's Vouchercare, all of your healthcare would be subject to a donut hole after the value of your healthcare coupon runs out.