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More kale, less chikin!

When I said goodbye to our friends from the ever-memorable Taproot Farm, the main vegetable supplier we go to at our local farmer’s market, one of them said to me, “It’s been great being your lacinato kale dealer these past two years.” They know I’m a kale junkie. It’s just about my favorite vegetable. I once bought 10 bunches of the stuff for a single week. I’m all about kale, baby. And that means I’m all about the Eat More Kale man who’s being pushed around by Chick-fil-A. I respect Chick-fil-A for closing on Sundays out of respect for the Sabbath, and my wife and children have certainly consumed enough of their chicken over the years. But this is just wrong, picking on this guy because his slogan supposedly sounds like “Eat mor chikin.” I didn’t even think of the Chick-fil-A connection until the restaurant sued the Vermont hippie.

Boo, Chick-fil-A! I’m going to order an Eat More Kale shirt, and we’re not going to eat Chick-Fil-A until they back off. Come on, Chikins, you’re supposed to be Christians of some sort. You make $3.5 billion per year, yet you’ve sicced your lawyers on this hippie because he uses the words “eat more”? How can that be right? People may not eat more kale after this, but you’re sure going to make them eat a lot more Raising Cane’s (mmm … Cane’s sauce).

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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