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Boycott Progressive Insurance
Moonage Political Widsdom ^ | 9/10/2010 | unk.

Posted on 09/13/2010 9:14:39 AM PDT by Signalman

This is a heads up regarding Progressive Auto Insurance. You know who they are. They’re the ones with the clever television ads featuring the perky brunette actress all dressed in white. What you might not know is that the chairman of Progressive is Peter Lewis, one of the largest funders of the left in America . He’s your typical rich spoiled kid who took over the company from his father and apparently feels “guilty” for his success and now dedicates himself to making it impossible for anyone else to become wealthy. Between 2001 and 2003, Lewis funneled $15 million to the ACLU, the group most responsible for destroying what’s left of America’s Judeo-Christian heritage. Indeed, Lewis is himself an ACLU member. One of the ACLU projects he earmarked his funds for was an effort to sue school districts who have drug testing policies. In other words, this idiot wants teachers to be able to use drugs without fear of exposure. I wonder what he would think if all his own employees came to work drugged out every day. Lewis also gave $12.5 million to MoveOn.org and American Coming Together, two key components of the socialist left. The former group is perhaps the main group used by the Obama forces to organize their activists; the latter group is a 527 political action group that essentially served as a front for the SEIU union thugs who ran ACORN. His funding for these groups was conditional on matching contributions from George Soros, the international socialist who finances much of the Obama political network. It’s disturbing that Lewis made a fortune as a result of capitalism but now finances a progressive movement that threatens to destroy the free enterprise system. He reminds me somewhat of Armand Hammer, the former head of Occidental Petroleum who did business with Joseph Stalin and became his good friend, around the same time Stalin was executing businessmen all over the USSR . What angers me further is the way this company is targeting television shows watched by conservatives such as Fox News. Peter Lewis is making a fortune off of conservative Americans so that he can destroy our country. He’s banking on no one finding out who he is. I think it’s time we expose this clown. Boycott Progressive Insurance

Snopes goes on to assert that the email is telling the truth. That didn’t surprise me. Peter Lewis’s socialist leanings have been well documented for a long time. What did surprise me, actually disappoint is a better word, is snopes went on to point out:

Peter Lewis has donated a good deal a money to various philanthropic efforts, including hundreds of millions of dollars to Princeton and Case Western Reserve universities, and another $50 million to the Guggenheim Museum.

Who cares? What does that have to do with whether or not Lewis contributed to the organizations the email said he did? The day before Snopes went to great lengths to point out Michelle Obama’s butt wasn’t in a picture that was attributed to her. It was her butt, it was the actual butts of the other women, but the picture itself wasn’t accurate.

Bottom line is Snopes has gone out of its way to become political. Peter Lewis did what the email said. The conclusion they come to is irrelevant. It’s an opinion. That’s not normally a concern of Snopes. For some reason of late, they have been on the defense for Obama and anything that criticizes the guy. That’s a shame. If I can’t trust them to be totally neutral on all issues, I just can’t trust them. And, that’s the only thing Snopes actually sells. They’re on thin ice right now as far as I’m concerned.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: aclu; boycott; corporatesocialism; cultureofcorruption; culturewar; defundtheleft; democrats; insurance; lewis; liberalfascism; milliondollarmarxist; moveondotorg; progressive

1 posted on 09/13/2010 9:14:40 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

The above discusses an email that has been making the rounds according to snopes.


2 posted on 09/13/2010 9:18:10 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman
They don't call us Progressive for nothin'...

Now...buy this insurance or else!

3 posted on 09/13/2010 9:21:06 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (The "Summer of Recovery" is soon to be followed by the "Fall of America")
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To: Signalman

“I wonder what he would think if all his own employees came to work drugged out every day”

Well, considering he was busted for pot once, probably not much.


4 posted on 09/13/2010 9:24:15 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Signalman

Yeah, lets boycott and put more people out of work. We’ll teach him.


5 posted on 09/13/2010 9:24:23 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: Signalman

Progressive, Geico, and Kaiser are all crap companies, which I would never do business with.


6 posted on 09/13/2010 9:29:48 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Lucky9teen

I might hit Flo but I would never buy Progressive. GEICO by the way is a Buffett company which is just as bad.


7 posted on 09/13/2010 9:30:05 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Nope. Send business to companies who do not support ISlam, Soros and their agenda.


8 posted on 09/13/2010 9:31:39 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Signalman

Amazing that Peter Lewis wouldn’t build his corporate headquarters in
downtown Cleveland because he didn’t want to pay union labor fees...
Isn’t this being hypocritical to his other causes? He presently leases
all his office space in spread out buildings throughout the east side.
Also interesting is his refusal to donate to worthy causes like Hospital
childrens diseases, or any other good thing in Cleveland...His twin
brother died when a drunk driver ran into him...so,what’s up with the
“no drug” testing?


9 posted on 09/13/2010 9:36:03 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Signalman

Like I’d ever patronize a company called “Progressive” in the first place. Too funny.


10 posted on 09/13/2010 9:36:26 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Signalman

This is hardly breaking news. The word about Progressive has been out for a long time.


11 posted on 09/13/2010 9:38:37 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Dick Bachert

Just like Paul Pelosi who ducks union labor in his vineyards, contruction projects and restaurants.

The Left is beyond reproach.


12 posted on 09/13/2010 9:40:52 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Frantzie
I might wreck Flo

FTFY ;)
13 posted on 09/13/2010 9:42:29 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Frantzie

Ins companies do not hire on the basis of your political affiliation. Jobs right now are scarce as it is. Should we boycott GEICO too because it is owned by Buffet, and he contributes to Libs?


14 posted on 09/13/2010 9:43:39 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: Signalman

Well, DUH! Why do you think it’s called “Progressive?” I read about this eons ago, when I was reading an article about Ben & Jerry’s.


15 posted on 09/13/2010 9:45:08 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Yeah, lets boycott and put more people out of work. We’ll teach him.

The author didn't suggest not buying insurance. He suggested not buying insurance from Progressive.

Unless Progressive is the least efficient insurance company from all the others in terms of staff utilization, there will be no net loss of jobs, and perhaps even an increase in total jobs.
16 posted on 09/13/2010 9:46:25 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Signalman
OK. Do you have a solution to go with your problem?

Who are some of the better conservative, or non-political insurance companies?

17 posted on 09/13/2010 9:47:47 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Signalman

It’s ironic that a “progressive” such as Lewis would be churning out company ads that emphasize individual choice about the design and pricing of the policies offered. Exactly the opposite would occur were we to allow ObamaCare to slowly but surely move us in the direction of single payer health care.

I also am curious whether Mr. Lewis views HIS company’s profits as “obscene” or “undeserved.” If so, he has lots of good company in this administration, including the Oval Office.


18 posted on 09/13/2010 9:53:18 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Signalman

The name alone should give you the willies.


19 posted on 09/13/2010 9:53:53 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: dragnet2

So name three companies that are not crap companies that we should get our insurance from...


20 posted on 09/13/2010 10:02:50 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

GMTA! (See Post #17)


21 posted on 09/13/2010 10:03:55 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: NonValueAdded
The name alone should give you the willies.

The name is no accident. Go here for more about Lewis. Peter Lewis

22 posted on 09/13/2010 10:13:11 AM PDT by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: Signalman

Snopes on thin ice? Jeez, I flushed those trailer park liberal loons a long time go. I can do my own research.


23 posted on 09/13/2010 10:15:29 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
Those were the exceptions...The worst.. The rest of the insurance companies are not much better, and are basically in business to screw u good.

In a nut shell, insurance companies are in business to collect your money and avoid settling legitimate claims at all costs...

24 posted on 09/13/2010 10:17:01 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: GSWarrior

Has anyone else noticed that Progressive advertises more then anyone else? You literally can’t escape watching Flo pop up on the screen for more then 1/2 hour, no matter how much you change the channel.
That being said: suppose Lewis had a “gentleman’s
agreement” that he’d continue to pay megabucks in advertising as long the media continues to slant their stories leftward. Anybody being contrary might wind up losing massive amounts of advertising revenue.
Lewis is a guilty liberal. Money means nothing to him,
ideology is everything. I think he advertises so heavily to
blackmail the media into covering things in alignment with his worldview.


25 posted on 09/13/2010 10:21:16 AM PDT by son of awcomeonnow ( HUD is the root of most evil)
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To: Signalman

Progressive and Ben&Jerry’s have been on my “no-buy” list for nigh two decades.

We did a price comparison and found that Erie was much more reasonable than Geico when it came to *good* levels of coverage, which is a must in the Philly area with all the uninsured and under-insured drivers.


26 posted on 09/13/2010 10:28:03 AM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Frantzie
When I was in DC back in the day GEICO had all the business for the various embassies. When a person was run over or hit by a consular vehicle GEICO would refuse to pay due to diplomatic protection. It was a great racket. Collect the premiums knowing you never had to pay a dime.
27 posted on 09/13/2010 10:29:01 AM PDT by Polynikes (Haakkaa Paalle)
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To: Polynikes
correction: diplomatic protection = diplomatic immunity
28 posted on 09/13/2010 10:38:48 AM PDT by Polynikes (Haakkaa Paalle)
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To: Signalman

When you tie all of your insurance (home, auto, etc..) into a reputable company like State Farm (which is what I have) you end up getting your auto insurance as cheap as these places like Progressive and Geico.

That said, I like Flo but hate the gecco. I was stationed in Hawaii for a while. Had my fill of gecco’s there....


29 posted on 09/13/2010 10:52:19 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Yes. There are dozens of insurance companies out there. No reason to give business to people who support an islamist who is destroying your country.


30 posted on 09/13/2010 11:02:39 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Polynikes

Anyone know the politics of Nationwide? They seem pretty solid to me. Better alternative than Progressive and Buffett’s Geico perhaps?


31 posted on 09/13/2010 11:08:43 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: son of awcomeonnow
Has anyone else noticed that Progressive advertises more then anyone else?

Not as much as that cell phone commercial where everything is being draped in orange canvas. I used to like that song. But it's on all the freakin' time!

32 posted on 09/13/2010 12:30:06 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Signalman

I figure whoever writes their ads hates men. All the men in their ads are either gay, (the couple where one sold his watch to the other,) or else they’re wimpy nerds. Like the ad with the guy wearing the purse! And I saw one the other day where a grown man couldn’t buy Progressive Insurance because his mommy wouldn’t let him drive the car! I guess they don’t want males as customers.


33 posted on 09/13/2010 1:03:05 PM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: dragnet2
In a nut shell, insurance companies are in business to collect your money and avoid settling legitimate claims at all costs...

A reputable company will do what they can to avoid paying false claims, but will not hesitate to pay legitimate claims. Anytime they refuse to pay on a legitimate claim they lose a customer and get that former customer complaining to all his friends about the poor treatment he received from the company.

The amount of advertising by Progressive and Geico makes me wonder if their approach may tend toward a willingness to cheat their customers on legitimate claims. They may figure that the advertising is a necessary cost to continually replace the customers they lose.

As a rule of thumb, I usually assume that the less advertising a company does, the more likely that the company emphasizes keeping existing customers happy instead of having to find ways of replacing the ones that left. The guy that did the roofing on my house does no advertising at all. Not even a yellow pages ad or a listing in the newspaper. His customers all come from word of mouth referrals, and he's always got more work than he can handle.

34 posted on 09/13/2010 3:44:34 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: Wissa
A reputable company will do what they can to avoid paying false claims, but will not hesitate to pay legitimate claims.

Name a reputable insurance company that has not committed fraud and or been in violation of law.

35 posted on 09/13/2010 3:49:19 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2
Name a reputable insurance company that has not committed fraud and or been in violation of law.

I don't know what the answer to your question would be, but I'd bet it would be easier finding an insurance company that hasn't commmitted fraud or been in violation of law than to find ANY person in this country that has never been in violation of some law.

36 posted on 09/13/2010 4:00:23 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: Wissa

I thought you were talking about reputable insurance companies, not individual people or their comparisons.


37 posted on 09/13/2010 4:05:25 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Signalman

Peter Lewis appears to be one of those aggressive, talented executives who clawed his way to the top. You gotta be in awe of someone so determined to make it in the business world. /s


38 posted on 09/13/2010 4:30:17 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Signalman

The first clue to stay away from this insurance company is in their name - PROGRESSIVE (duh!!).


39 posted on 09/13/2010 9:20:18 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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