This fancy Twitter picture shows the scene of ABSOLUTE CHAOS at the Reston Chick-Fil-A yesterday, which for one day became Ground Zero of the complex and nuanced debate currently underway in this country -- a debate in which reasonable people are discussing in rational ways how best to reconcile and respect conflicting and overlapping value systems, including the role of the state, personal and spiritual beliefs, human rights, generational change, and, above all, the deliciousness of rendered chicken scraps pulled from the walls of industrial abattoirs and reconstituted into "nuggets." Fortunately, this isn't Communist Russia (yet), so people were able to express their God-given Constitutional rights of free expression by purchasing waffle fries from one purveyor of pre-processed industrial food instead of another purveyor of pre-processed industrial food (i.e., those godless heathens at Popeyes). Frankly, this "web logger" hasn't seen such a powerful example of societal change in action since Chicago 1968, when anti-war protestors boldly defied existing social and political norms and went en masse to a Jack in the Box.
Fellow "web logger" Marooned in Marin ("currently living in exile in Fairfax County, Va.") posted a web log post that proudly displayed a photo of the mass-market chicken product he purchased at said establishment under the words "Chew on this Libs!"
"This is what freedom tastes like," he wrote. We couldn't agree more.