PROLOGUE: On 9/13/11, 2 days after America solemnly remembered the 10th anniversary of the worst attack ever on American soil by Islamic Terrorists. James Robbins wrote the following story for The Washington Times, in which he illuminated a whispered conversation between the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, and First Lady, Michelle Obama:
The internet was buzzing this week with video of First Lady Michelle Obama apparently showing extreme disrespect to the American flag at a ceremony in honor of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. As police and firefighters fold the flag to the sound of marching bagpipers, a skeptical looking Mrs. Obama leans to her husband and appears to say, “all this just for a flag.” She then purses her lips and shakes her head slightly as Mr. Obama nods.
What does the President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) have in common with an American Legend, Colonel Harland Sanders, the entrepreneur responsible for Kentucky Fried Chicken?
Best known for founding the fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Harland David Sanders was born on September 9, 1890, in Henryville, Indiana. After his father died when he was 6 years old, Sanders became responsible for feeding and taking care of his younger brother and sister. Beginning at the age of 10, he held down numerous jobs, including farmer, streetcar conductor, railroad fireman and insurance salesman.
At age 40, Sanders was running a service station in Kentucky, where he would also feed hungry travelers. Sanders eventually moved his operation to a restaurant across the street, and featured a fried chicken so notable that he was named a Kentucky colonel in 1935 by Governor Ruby Laffoon.
After closing the restaurant in 1952, Sanders devoted himself to franchising his chicken business. He traveled across the country, cooking batches of chicken from restaurant to restaurant, striking deals that paid him a nickel for every chicken the restaurant sold. His first franchise sale went to Pete Harman of Salt Lake City. In 1964, with more than 600 franchised outlets, he sold his interest in the company for $2 million to a group of investors.
Kentucky Fried Chicken went public in 1966 and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1969. More than 3,500 franchised and company-owned restaurants were in worldwide operation when Heublein Inc. acquired KFC Corporation in 1971for $285 million. KFC became a subsidiary of R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc. (now RJR Nabisco, Inc.), when Heublein Inc. was acquired by Reynolds in 1982. KFC was acquired in October 1986 from RJR Nabisco, Inc. by PepsiCo, Inc., for approximately $840 million.
Sanders continued to visit the KFC restaurants around the world as a spokesman in his later years. He died of leukemia on December 16, 1980, at the age of 90, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ever since the Colonel passed away, his image has remained an integral and essential part of the KFC Brand.
In a classic example of not leaving well enough alone, KFC’s Marketing Geniuses decided that the time was right to “resurrect” Colonel Harland Sanders, with Saturday Night Live Alumni Darrel Hammond playing the role of the American Legend.
Under the category of “the best plans of mice and men oft-times going awry”, the American people have indeed, responded, to Darrel Hammond’s portrayal of the Colonel.
Instead of being enamored with this irreverent version of the Colonel, Americans out here in the heartland find the KFC Commercials “disrespectful and creepy”.
Remember that phrase, boys and girls.
Barack Hussein Obama is presently in his second term as the President of the United States of America.
So Obama’s doing damage control in Pittsburgh. He just finished. He’s addressing the — I guess the VFW convention. He finally announced they’re gonna lower the flag at the White House to half staff in honor of the Marines killed in Chattanooga. They held out as long as they could. They looked for a motive. They overturned every rock. They looked into every nook and cranny. They were desperate to find anything that they could latch onto that said this had nothing to do with militant Islam, and finally they found just the opposite. They found evidence that militant Islam is behind this, be it Al-Qaeda or ISIS. By the way, what does it matter whether it’s ISIS or Al-Qaeda? You know, some of the Drive-Bys are trying to make a big deal, “It wasn’t ISIS. It wasn’t ISIS! It was Al-Qaeda.” What, is there a difference? What, do we now like Al-Qaeda? Is Al-Qaeda somehow not a threat now? ISIS is the only threat? Just amazing. I’m half surprised they didn’t blame all this on Trump trying to take Trump out.