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Pat McMahon

Chick-fil-A arguer is a drive-through dunce

Even if bad stuff happens to someone I don't care for, I can't ever bring myself to celebrate anybody's misfortune.

I may have found an exception!

Have you heard about, Adam Smith, the Tucson business executive? The Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Vante, a medical equipment manufacturer, who decided he would deliver an anti-hate speech at the Chick-fil-A drive-through?

If you haven't seen this, he's videotaping the whole thing on his smart phone. Too bad the smart phone didn't have a smart guy operating it.

This is one of the front office management people at that firm, lecturing a captive fast food employee from his car, through her service window. The young lady courageously stood there through the editorial rant, attempting to explain that Chick-fil-A is not a hateful organization just because it's president embraces a faith that is opposed to same-sex marriage.

You think the guy also bad-mouthes Catholic- and Jewish-owned businesses for the same reason?

His company didn't want to take a chance, so they fired him, not because he expressed an opinion, but because he was opposed to somebody else doing it.

And because he's also stupid.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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