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I’m not surprised; when the LGBT first attacked, their boycott bombed; instead people showed their support… People have noted Chick-fil-A’s Christian ethics go beyond keeping the Sabbath and their founder supporting traditional marriage; their kindness and generosity has been noted, time and time again…
Chick-fil-A and the progs’ war against it really is the culture war in microcosm…
May the Lord continue to bless Chick-fil-A!
I do hope to try them in Toronto sometime soon, now that they’re up here…
Burger King in South Africa is dropping the word “ham” from “hamburger” to avoid offending Muslims.
The “Double Spicy Hamburger” will now become just a “Double Spicy Burger,” while the “Triple Hamburger with Cheese” becomes the “Triple Burger with Cheese,” and a “Hamburger King Jr” on the children’s menu will now be just a “Kids Burger.”
The company, whose headquarters are based in Miami, Florida, said the word was being eliminated in order “to be more respectful of Muslim customers.”
The change is being made despite the fact that the “ham” in hamburger has nothing to do with pork and relates to the German city of Hamburg, where the patties were first made.
However, the company admitted that its outlets in South Africa would be losing their “halal” certification because of popular demand for some sandwiches to include bacon.
This all appears to be a very awkward, or you could say – ham-fisted – attempt to be politically correct.
Great news for immigrants, legal and not; bad news for ordinary Americans:
A “servant class” that serves the needs of the country’s top one percent is among one of the fastest-growing job markets in the United States, economic analysis finds.
As about 1.2 million mostly low-skilled legal immigrants are admitted to the U.S. every year to take primarily low-wage jobs, an underclass of servants for the wealthy has boomed over the last decade compared with overall job growth.
Research by MIT’s David Autor reveals that servant class jobs like manicurists and pedicurists have grown 114 percent between 2008 and 2018. Meanwhile, all U.S. jobs have grown just seven percent in that same time period.
Likewise, massage therapist jobs have grown 105 percent over the last decade, family therapist jobs have grown 98 percent, skincare specialist jobs have grown 93 percent, and animal caretaker jobs have grown nearly 60 percent.
Economists admit that these servant class jobs are oftentimes self-employed and therefore leave workers without benefits like health insurance and offer low wages.
A piece published by The Atlantic notes that although foreign-born workers across the U.S. represent about ten percent of the overall workforce, foreign workers represent 20 percent of all workers in the servant class — indicating that foreign-born workers are twice as likely to work servant class jobs.
Data published exclusively by the Associated Press shows that in 2017, there were about 3.2 million servant class workers in the U.S. – an increase of 2.8 million since 2010.
These servant class workers, according to the data, earn an average pay of about $36,000 a year. Compare this to the average pay of all occupations in the country, which stands at about $51,000. This indicates that servant class workers are earning on average $15,000 less than the typical American worker.
Author of End of Equality Mickey Kaus highlighted the data in his weekly newsletter, writing that the growing market of a servant class “seems inherently inegalitarian” and is likely directly tied to the national importation of more than a million legal immigrants, in addition to the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who enter every year, by the federal government.
Since the Great Recession and President Obama’s economic recovery, the U.S. has seen an expansion of income inequality where elite zip codes added more business establishments between 2012 and 2016 than the entire bottom 80 percent of zip codes, as Breitbart News reported. For instance, while more than 180,000 businesses have been added to rich zip codes, the country’s bottom tier has lost more than 13,000 businesses, even after the economic recovery.
Similarly, the country’s top 0.01 percent — the millionaire and billionaire class — has enjoyed more than 15 times the wage growth since 1979, more than 343 percent, compared to the bottom 90 percent of Americans who have seen a growth of 22.2 percent in wages.
The rich have depressed wages of ordinary Americans just so they can have cheap mani-pedis, massages, etc.
How long will ordinary Americans put up with this?
Surely not forever…
The American Conservative is a strange magazine; apart from Rod Dreher and a few other “crunchy cons” like himself, for some reason they now mostly publish much more mainstream Conservatarian Inc. authors like the one of this article, who go against the traditional AmConMag ethos.
He decries regulations forcing McDonald’s to conform to local building codes, criticizing the results as ‘weird’. Yet his accompanying pictures all, as virtually every commenter agrees, contra the author’s snarkiness, demonstrate the value of regulations; every one of the depicted McDonald’s is more attractive than the usual bog-standard crappy modernist usual architecture of McDonald’s, and blend in well with their environments.
Hey, idiot: thank you for highlighting your own knee-jerk libertarian stupidity and tastelessness and inadvertently making the case for intelligent government regulations, you moron.