Assembly Candidate Encourages Chick-Fil-A To Come To Brooklyn

 Assembly Candidate Encourages Chick Fil A To Come To Brooklyn
Russell Gallo (Photo: Twitter)

New York’s only branch of the controversial fried chicken sandwich chain Chick-Fil-A is located in an NYU cafeteria, but if a self-proclaimed Tea Partier running for State Assembly has his way  the restaurant will soon set up shop in South Brooklyn. As a response to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s letter asking NYU to close the campus Chick-Fil-A after the owner of the chain declared his opposition to same-sex marriage, Mr. Gallo sent a letter of his own. Mr. Gallo wrote to Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-Fil-A, saying, “I would like to invite your company to consider opening a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in southern Brooklyn.”

“I want you to know that Ms. Quinn does not speak for all New Yorkers. I and many of my neighbors agree with your views on traditional family units. But more importantly, I’m sure we all could agree that no one in government should tell anyone what to believe, who to support and how to spend our money,” Mr. Gallo wrote. Continue reading “Assembly Candidate Encourages Chick-Fil-A To Come To Brooklyn”

Allen West: ‘I Want To Try To Open Up A Chick-Fil-A Franchise’

 Allen West: I Want To Try To Open Up A Chick Fil A Franchise
Rep. Allen West (Photo: West.House.gov)

Florida Congressman Allen West  had a rather interesting response to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s threats to block the fast food chain Chick-Fil-A from opening a restaurant in the Windy City due to the CEO, Dan Cathy’s, admission he doesn’t support same-sex marriage. Mr. West brought up the Chick-Fil-A controversy during an interview with CNBC’s Rick Santelli today on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.

“I had to come up from down South because I wanted to try to open up a Chick-Fil-A franchise here in Chicago,” said Mr. West.

However, it doesn’t seem like the congressman is really putting his money where his mouth is. Continue reading “Allen West: ‘I Want To Try To Open Up A Chick-Fil-A Franchise’”

Harlem’s Political Power Lunchers Remember Sylvia Woods

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Reverend Al Sharpton eulogizing Sylvia Woods at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. (Photo: Getty)

Harlem restaurateur Sylvia Woods was a legendary chef, but she was also a key figure in the Uptown political scene. At her funeral service at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon today, many of the high-powered regulars from Woods’ eponymous restaurant showed up to share their remembrances and pay tribute to Woods as a pioneering African-American businesswoman, an ally in the civil rights struggle and, of course, a superb chef.

“Every protest, every movement, every plan, every law started with a breakfast, or lunch or a dinner at Sylvia’s,” former Governor David Paterson explained. Continue reading “Harlem’s Political Power Lunchers Remember Sylvia Woods”

Wisconsinites Like Cheese Even Better Than Beer

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A pair of Wisconsin football fans cheering on the Green Bay Packers in their trademark “cheeseheads.”

Wisconsin is both the dairy capital of the United States and a major center for beer brewing, however, apparently Wisconsinites like their cheese way better than their brewskies. That interesting nugget was buried in Public Policy Polling’s latest survey of the Badger State, which found that 64 percent of Wisconsin residents prefer cheese to beer compared to just 18 percent of Wisconsinites who have a higher opinion of beer than of cheese. Continue reading “Wisconsinites Like Cheese Even Better Than Beer”

Girls Star Lena Dunham Wants To Take on The Tea Party by Eating ‘Dope Sh*t’

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Lena Dunham (Photo: Twitter)

Lena Dunham, the star, creator and producer of HBO’s hipster-ific series Girls, took to Twitter today to encourage her more than 200,000 followers to take on the Tea Party by “eat[ing] dope shit” at a series of dinners dedicated to raising money to defeat a “targeted list” of Tea Party incumbents picked by a liberal super PAC. The dinners are hosted by hosted by a group called Downtown For Democracy and Ms. Dunham’s real-life best friend, Audrey Gelman (who uses the handle @grumplstilskin on Twitter and works as press secretary for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer) is a member of the Downtown For Democracy Board.

“Want to eat dope shit for a wonderful cause? Support D4D and my oldest best ‪#girl‬ @grumplstiltskin,” Ms. Dunham tweeted along with a link to the dinner series. Continue reading Girls Star Lena Dunham Wants To Take on The Tea Party by Eating ‘Dope Sh*t’”

Bush Administration Lawyer Thinks Healthcare Ruling May Allow Government to ‘Force Us’ to ‘Eat Organic Kale’

 Bush Administration Lawyer Thinks Healthcare Ruling May Allow Government to Force Us to Eat Organic Kale
John Yoo (Photo: Facebook)

John Yoo, a former Department of Justice attorney in the administration of George W. Bush who wrote the so-called “torture memos” that provided the legal rationale for the government to use “enhanced interrogation techniques” such as waterboarding and sleep deprivation is not pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. Mr. Yoo, who is now a professor at Berkeley law school, penned an editorial in which appeared in Saturday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal in which he speculated the healthcare ruling may allow the government to “force us to buy electric cars, eat organic kale, or replace oil heaters with solar panels.”

Continue reading “Bush Administration Lawyer Thinks Healthcare Ruling May Allow Government to ‘Force Us’ to ‘Eat Organic Kale’”

On First U.S. Visit, New French President Vows To Support Cheeseburgers

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How do you say bro-down in French? (Photo: Getty)

Newly elected French President Francois Hollande had his first meeting with President Barack Obama today. In a press conference with reporters after their conversation, President Obama said he was eager to hear Monsieur Hollande’s assessment of American cuisine after the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago.

“I was reading the President’s biography … he actually spent some time in the United States in his youth, studying American fast food.” President Obama said. “Although he decided to go into politics, we’ll be interested in his opinions of cheeseburgers in Chicago.”

Monsieur Hollande responded with a promise to never besmirch burgers.

“I would like to thank President Obama for the knowledge he has of my life before I took office,” he said, according to an interpreter. “I will say nothing against cheeseburgers, of course.”

Mr. Obama replied diplomatically.

“I just want to remember that cheeseburgers go very well with French fries,” he said.

Continue reading “On First U.S. Visit, New French President Vows To Support Cheeseburgers”