Patriots and Schmucks: Two Chick-Fil-A videos

The Cathy family at one of their restaurants

First up is Ben Howe, who’s posted a video about Chick-Fil-A that goes over the top in a lighthearted way:

Ben and crew must have had a lot of fun making this, I’m sure.

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And then under the category of Posting videos of yourself acting as a bully has consequences:

His employer was not amused (via Breitbart: Chick-Fil-A’d: Bully Fired After Video Goes Viral)

Employee Has Left the Company TUCSON, AZ–(Marketwire – Aug 2, 2012) – The following is a statement from Vante:

Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company.

The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their position and in a respectful fashion that conveys these values of civility with others.

We hope that the general population does not hold Mr. Smith’s actions against Vante and its employees.

In the midst of this latest social turmoil, it seems that classic tolerance – true respect for free speech and civility – is poking its head out like Punxsutawney Phil. Will this just be a flash-in-the-pan moment harkening back to a lost age, or the start of a new season of civic interaction? Time will tell…

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August 3, 2012 1:48 pm

The Arizona prince of ass-holery story tells us many things, Civil. (nice to see you, by the way.) One, it never dawned on him that the young girl, an $8/hr service provider, “felt sorry” for him, an erstwhile big shot CFO. As he patronized her, she beat him up big time. Second, I suspect his subordinates got an earful of that sort of tripe every day at the office, as the company wasted no time in sending him back to his mom’s basement. Lastly, it’s obvious MBA’s are a dime a dozen out there and he’s easy to replace. Unless… Read more »

August 3, 2012 3:19 pm

I hope ChickFilA gives this young woman a raise or elevates her position. She reflects the core values this company was built on and she has apparently been trained well although I expect her classy and polite demeanor is more part of her upbringing than anything else. Douches are always douches in both the workplace and in their personal lives. If he is currently sans boyfriend, girlfriend, companion, wife, date whatever I would expect he won’t be getting one anytime soon. Even more dumbfounding than the arrogance of this guy is his stupidity. He actually thought he could go this… Read more »

August 4, 2012 11:00 pm

Well the ChickFila bulky has made a faux apology. If you can stomach the 7 minutes, go for it.

This is almost worse than the vid he did of his bullying. He apparently hasn’t learned when to zip it.

August 5, 2012 8:14 am

You should do an update w/the latest hate from the leftist gay hitsquad, the video of them harassing a black street preacher and writing a chalk outline around him saying he is really gay as he preaches against the “gay lifestyle”.  The Democrats really have themselves some ignorant nasty SOBS in their Party!