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07/23/2008

WND Poll: Gays, McFlurries evil

by Jeremy Hooper

3408 WorldNetDaily readers will now put the whole McDonald's boycott into perspective for you:

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But of course this mob really won't be needing the fast food chain anyway, as they can just cook their food over the torches they yield.

BIG MAC ATTACK [WND]

**Oh, and as for the economic argument: It's worth noting yet again that the McDonald's stock has been steady and even up since the boycott began.

*Past WND Polls:
Poll: Gays should never go to a doctor who enjoys 'WorldNetDaily' [G-A-Y]
WND Poll: Punched in the face, taught about gay marriage; tomato, tomahto [G-A-Y]
Poll: Heather Poe shouldn't expect Mother's Day cards from WND readers [G-A-Y]
WND Poll: WND's dropping 'e' [G-A-Y]
WND Poll: Results coming in at a frightening Pace [G-A-Y]
Poll: Gay soldiers probably wouldn't want to be a WND reader's bunkmate [G-A-Y]
Our planned store, 'Pride flags for WorldNet readers,' not the best of ideas [G-A-Y]
Or maybe they just REALLY liked Star and Meredith [G-A-Y]
Acceptance in 'skews' [G-A-Y]
We never want to be in a police lineup when a 'WorldNet' reader is on the other side [G-A-Y]

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Your thoughts

Wow, I don't believe I've ever encountered a poll that allows respondents to give such amazingly nuanced answers. In looking at other WND pools, I take it that this is standard practice. Personally, I'm split between "The company's disturbing stance gives a whole new meaning to Big Mac" and "I don't know about the corporation, but I sure like McDonald's french fries"...

Posted by: Timm | Jul 23, 2008 3:50:31 PM

Looks like they have 3,290 in the "Boycottin' it" column. That's probably a mere spit in the old proverbial bucket compared to the vast multitude of new-found McDonald's patrons who will find it to be a more pleasant dining experience in their absence.

I wish that Logan's Roadhouse would manage to piss the bastards off!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 23, 2008 3:56:00 PM

Interesting how the bottom 4 categories add up to 38 votes in aggregate but all count for 0%, even though 28 votes on the next single line up counts for 1%. I guess I flunked fundy math.

Posted by: Larry | Jul 23, 2008 3:57:56 PM

These polls make me laugh :P

Posted by: | Jul 23, 2008 4:28:26 PM

I don't know about you, but there's at least 3 MacDonald's in my area alone, and have yet to see an empty parking lot or drive-thru. Looks like business as usual to me!

Calling a boycott on MacDonald's is about as effective as telling some hyper-ass kid with ADHD to calm the fuck down.

But, you know - let the WND nuts think they're winning. Don't spoil their hallucinations, it'll fuck with their self-induced mind trips.

Posted by: Scott | Jul 23, 2008 4:34:02 PM

As they should make you laugh, Anon. These polls are among the most comically over-the-top bits put out by the social conservatives.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jul 23, 2008 4:48:45 PM

General query: How much exposure is this boycott even getting outside of the fundie and LGBT communities?

Posted by: Baldran | Jul 23, 2008 5:40:02 PM

Zero, Zilch, Nada, Zip! Or something there about, Baldran.

You know, a story came out 3 or 4 days before they announced their boycott which said that MCD had been flagged by an automated stock trading system. The trading system determined that MCD was beginning a downward trend. I don't know if these guys give a crap about the stock market, but I certainly could see them believing that a downward trend was a "sign from god" that he (or she) was giving them the nod to boycott.

I just hope that they shorted MCD big-time! And that they are now "taking it in the shorts" (financially that is).

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 23, 2008 6:43:34 PM

Not much, Baldran. I've seen nobody picketing any location, and have personally not seen anything related to it on the local news. Maybe Americans don't hate gays enough to pay attention to the loons.

And remember, with these guys: up is down, fiction is fact, red is green, obama is osama, and losing is winning.

Posted by: Scott | Jul 23, 2008 7:33:00 PM

We have to give credit where credit is due. I mean they got all 1,559 McDonald's boycotters nationwide to vote in their poll.

Posted by: Jake | Jul 24, 2008 1:44:55 AM

WND is a such a joke. I hope that whomever the next president is their press secretary will stop entertaining the idiotic questions from WND so-called "reporters". Ever listen to "Les" drone on and on in a daily briefing? You'd think that they could get better spokesmen for their position so they wouldn't sound like nutjobs...

Posted by: John | Jul 24, 2008 10:03:12 AM

They ecomony is tanking because people are pissed at big companies about social issues?

That is some brilliant new economic theory right there. It really demonstrates the kind of grounded, logical thinking that WND editors and readers promote.

Posted by: GayMormonBoy | Jul 24, 2008 2:02:29 PM

These polls are absurd, they look like something in The Onion. It does not take someone with advanced knowledge of statistics to know how to create a basic internet poll; a basic familiarity with the internet would suffice.

Also I think everyone might be missing the point when we say that these boycotts don't work-they DO work, but you have to consider their purpose.

The point of these boycotts are to raise money for fundy organizations, increase membership, and provide content. They are markteing tactics; and the product they are marketing is hate and rage.

If they really DO believe that these boycotts are having any effect on society in general (which I doubt as they consistently declare victory in battles when they have clearly had zero impact, which again makes perfect sense as a marketing tactic-they know they will have to "sell" more boycotts in the future) then they are even more delusional then I thought.

Posted by: Phil | Jul 25, 2008 2:01:09 PM

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