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09/17/2008

AFA decries McDonald's 'group rate agenda'

by Jeremy Hooper

The American Family Association's McDonald's boycott is an unmitigated failure, with Mickey D's stock once again closing at a high yesterday. So desperate boycotts call for really desperate "action alerts." Like this one, in which the AFA try to may hay out of the burger giant's decision to take advantage of a group rate rather than to pay full price:

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The nerve of Ronald and company, allowing themselves to be beholden to the group rate agenda like that! What next, AFA -- gonna blow the lid off that time one of their employees accepted a free upgrade from coach to first class? Or perhaps there's a big "negotiated a better deal on Happy Meal toys" scandal that you're sitting on? Because if there's one thing the American public detests more than those pesky gays and their demands to be treated like human beings, it's a company's fiscal responsibility!!

[::writer rolls his eyes around so many times, he surely qualifies for the 'sarcastic eye movement' group rate::]

You know, AFA, you can just go ahead and throw in the towel on this one if you want. We'll even knock 10% off our gloating if you act now!!

McDonald's to gay event: We qualify for your group discount [AFA Action Alert]

**SEE ALSO: On the completely other end of the pro-gay spectrum, this Mickey D's story is also making its way through this here blogosphere: Kentucky: gay customers at McD's called 'faggots' by staff [PHB]

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That's hilarious! What a stupid campaign.

Posted by: Lesbilicious | Sep 17, 2008 12:39:16 PM

OK, I just don't get it. A company sends the correct number of people to a conference, asks for the group discount, and the AFA flails about foaming at the mouth?

I encountered this at a blog this morning in which the owner stated that the boycott has been a "huge blow" to McDonald's. I left a comment that McD's stock has done nothing but go up since the boycott started and even posted a link to the stock report. The guy maintains that the boycott is hurting McD's. He also mentioned a "first boycott" and that McD's backed off. I could find no mention of a previous McDonald's boycott.

Since when does taking advantage of a publicized group discount constitute scandal?

Posted by: keltic | Sep 17, 2008 3:19:54 PM

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