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Blue voters now urged to buy blue
Chicago Tribune (subscription) ^ | 12-14-04 | Jennifer Skalka

Posted on 12/14/2004 12:13:36 PM PST by toddlintown

For despondent Democrats there's a new treatment, if not a cure, for their lingering Election Day blues. Think retail therapy.

A Web site called Choose the Blue is offering shopping advice this holiday season, providing information about which companies' employees give to Democrats and which prefer Republicans.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicagotribune; costco; democrats; walmart
...and where are you going to do your Christmas shopping?
1 posted on 12/14/2004 12:13:37 PM PST by toddlintown
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To: toddlintown

Hey, this will help me choose red stores, awesome :)


2 posted on 12/14/2004 12:15:32 PM PST by Brian328i (T'was the night before a non-denominational winter holiday... (Blue Collar TV))
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To: toddlintown

But I thought commiecrats didn't believe in Christmas anyway!


3 posted on 12/14/2004 12:15:54 PM PST by marlon
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To: toddlintown

"Having a Blue Christmas.."


4 posted on 12/14/2004 12:15:56 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: toddlintown
Old news... but still a great site. So much red. :)
5 posted on 12/14/2004 12:16:08 PM PST by bigLusr (Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur)
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To: Brian328i
Wow, on second look, this can't be Democrat related, Christmas on there?

6 posted on 12/14/2004 12:17:22 PM PST by Brian328i (T'was the night before a non-denominational winter holiday... (Blue Collar TV))
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To: toddlintown

Let the healing continue...


7 posted on 12/14/2004 12:17:45 PM PST by kezekiel
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To: toddlintown

Log on to the New York Times, Washington Post, Opinion Journal, Kansas City Star, Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun using my email and pass word if it's required. It is a junk email account and I don't care how much they spam it:

graybeard_58@yahoo.com

User name graybeard_58

Pass word 629629

That's an underscore between graybeard and 58.


8 posted on 12/14/2004 12:17:51 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: toddlintown

Are votes at a discount price, now that the election is over? I always enjoy a bargain.


9 posted on 12/14/2004 12:17:59 PM PST by zlala
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To: toddlintown

Great idea. The blue-staters should start buying their food and power (including electricity, gas, oil, etc.) solely from the blue counties. Call us when the hunger, dark and cold gets unbearable.


10 posted on 12/14/2004 12:19:41 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Graybeard58

Graybeard58,

Don't do that!

Webbots scour these pages for addresses.

Use this instead:

Graybeard_58[AT]yahoo.com

If someone can't figure out waht you're saying, they don't need your addy!

Be safe.....


12 posted on 12/14/2004 12:22:46 PM PST by rockrr
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To: Brian328i
Hey, this will help me choose red stores, awesome :)

Absoluely... and, remember: there are more of us than there are of THEM! :)

14 posted on 12/14/2004 12:25:43 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: toddlintown

This is just too easy for a "turn-about."


15 posted on 12/14/2004 12:27:19 PM PST by The_Victor (Calvin: "Do tigers wear pajamas?", Hobbes: "Truth is we never take them off.")
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To: toddlintown

That is what they think of when Kerry tells them to help "unite the country"

16 posted on 12/14/2004 12:29:51 PM PST by the_gospel_of_thomas (Know your Enemy and Know yourself)
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To: rockrr
Webbots scour these pages for addresses.

OK,but why should I care?

17 posted on 12/14/2004 12:30:37 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: toddlintown

Not a smart move by the Dems. Once the majority (reds) find out who is supporting what, the left will be losing money in their effort to supplant the right.

See tagline.


18 posted on 12/14/2004 12:31:13 PM PST by subterfuge ("Dems think 'Values' are what you get at WalMart"--subterfuge)
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To: tankrlm
The reason for the original excerpt was that we are not allowed to post entire articles from the Tribune.....Not even down thread.
19 posted on 12/14/2004 12:33:34 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: tankrlm; Admin Moderator

Chicago Tribune articles are to be excerpted per the WP/LAT agreement.


20 posted on 12/14/2004 12:35:39 PM PST by mhking
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To: toddlintown
They'll starve to death.
21 posted on 12/14/2004 12:36:46 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dan Rather's got to go!)
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To: toddlintown; All

Since Hollywood overwhelmingly supports Rats, I would advise most freepers to boycott hollywood completely. I just discovered that much of Hollywoods profits are a result of 12-17 year old boys going again and again to see the same movies. If you have a boy that age, get him involved in athletics. Don't drop him off at the mall and let him spend his money (your money) on these Leftwing films.


22 posted on 12/14/2004 12:36:46 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: toddlintown
Don't know if I can trust their figures. These are DEMS . . after all. These are people with degrees, and no education.

Assuming . . assuming the numbers are right, it's nice to see. I knew Amazon was Dem from their handling of The Passion and Unfit for Command. But they're close to 50/50. So that was surprizing. I didn't realize Costco was so firmly Dem. That's really disappointing. I'm glad to see Home Depot and Wal-mart/Sams-Club are solid GOP. I tend to shop there. Circuit City, also solid GOP. I don't shop there. But I'd go there in a second rather than Best Buy. Barcaly and Littman. I wonder about Cartier, which has a store nearby? Staples and Target, too. I hate Target's anti-SA policy. Many do. But I do hit Staples on occasion. To be fair, it's cheaper to buy on the www, than Staples.

But this could be useful. All the places I normally go, except Costco, turn out to be solid GOP. That's great! I feel good.

23 posted on 12/14/2004 12:44:10 PM PST by sevry
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To: toddlintown

Heinz Co gave 83% to the REPUBLICANS -- and 50% of that was Tere'sa's attitude.

I had a feeling she was trying the throw the election to Bush.


24 posted on 12/14/2004 12:47:42 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I'd say something on this tagline, but the truth speaks for itself.)
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To: toddlintown

I don't want to sign up can someone give me a list of red stores to shop at and blue stores to avoid.


25 posted on 12/14/2004 12:49:29 PM PST by Tempest (Click on my name for a long list of press contacts)
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To: sauropod

read later


26 posted on 12/14/2004 12:49:42 PM PST by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: HighlyOpinionated
Looks like the Democrats are going on a diet -- most of them will starve to death if they only eat foods from "Blue" sources.

And if they only purchase products from "Blue" sources their lives will be spartan.

Gotta love the RED in RED, white and blue.
27 posted on 12/14/2004 12:54:27 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I'd say something on this tagline, but the truth speaks for itself.)
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To: toddlintown

Perhaps UN Blue?????


28 posted on 12/14/2004 12:55:19 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: Tempest

Nevermind. Thanks Graybeard.


29 posted on 12/14/2004 12:58:24 PM PST by Tempest (Click on my name for a long list of press contacts)
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To: toddlintown

Kind of sucks, looks like most of the quality clothing companys and my favorite skin care products, particularly "Origins" are all blue donors. On the store side....very surprisng that Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie were republican donors.


30 posted on 12/14/2004 1:07:40 PM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Tempest

Just go to choosetheblue.com, and look up whatever table you're interested in....there is no registration and the lists are far too long.


31 posted on 12/14/2004 1:08:45 PM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: toddlintown

http://www.choosetheblue.com/main.php

didnt see a link posted yet, good site :)


32 posted on 12/14/2004 1:10:05 PM PST by entreri
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To: toddlintown

Step 2 of P.E.S.T. as recommended by blue state Therapists requires distraught Democrats to paint their bodies blue to remind them of who they are. The Smurf hats were contributions from red state Therapists just trying to help.
33 posted on 12/14/2004 1:13:30 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: toddlintown
Where are they going to buy FOOD? Red zones grow all the food. Even in the "organic" movement, despite the liberal bent of most of the customers, most of the actual farmers are hardcore conservatives.

"Boycott Red Zones -- Starve!"

34 posted on 12/14/2004 1:33:24 PM PST by Rytwyng (we're here, we're Huguenots, get used to us)
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To: toddlintown; All
Did a little research and found the following:

There are 1102 different categories listed on this site.

Of them, 730 are "red" contributors and 372 are "blue."

Of the 372 "blue" contributors, about 15% are from entertainment industries.

I'd hate to live in a world where only the "blue companies" provided my goods and services. I'd be hungry, thirsty, cold, stuck in the dark, carless and homeless, I wouldn't be able to order concert tickets online, and I wouldn't be pulling for the most talented rookie quarterback this year.

A blue world is depressing.

35 posted on 12/14/2004 1:33:55 PM PST by georgiadevildog (Get to work. You aren't being paid to believe in the power of your dreams.)
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To: georgiadevildog

How many of the blue grocery stores get their products from red states or red areas? I really think they should boycott EVERYTHING red, even if you can find it in a blue store. Just think how great their lives would be? LOL


36 posted on 12/14/2004 1:46:33 PM PST by imskylark
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To: randog

Along with food only grown in blue counties.


37 posted on 12/14/2004 1:55:55 PM PST by LexBaird ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats" --Jubal Harshaw (RA Heinlein))
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To: entreri

Cool:

WalMart gift cards (80% pubbie) instead of OldNavy (38% pubbie) I traditionally have been getting.

Thanks for the heads up!


38 posted on 12/14/2004 2:04:23 PM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: toddlintown

Great....now I know which blue stores to avoid. Typical of the democrats to try something and blow it (no pun intended).

Couldn't they figure out that red voters would use this list to punish blue donating companies? There are a whole lot more red voters and red areas than blue....what a bunch of idiots.


39 posted on 12/14/2004 2:09:19 PM PST by MissouriConservative (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul)
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To: toddlintown

Well, I was starting to think that Japan had finally paid it's penance for WW II and I might buy a Toyota 4 door truck then I find that Toyota is a blue company. Too bad.


40 posted on 12/14/2004 2:31:17 PM PST by mercy (20 years a Gates sucker was enough)
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To: mercy

The following is a text of a letter I emailed the reporter, Jennifer Skalka, this morning:

Ms. Skalka:

How predictable....

1) Extreme Lib starts "blue" website calling for, in essence, a boycott.
2) Sympathetic reporter hears of website.
3) Sympathetic reporter gives extreme Lib cause tens of thousands of dollars worth of free publicity in front page article, which free publicity is what these boycotts are all about.
4) Said reporter does not talk to a "red" voter in the article.
5) Said reporter wonders in her article if Republicans are going to do the same kind of boycotting. If said reporter was at all wired in to what Republicans are saying, if said reporter talked to Bush voters, reporter would know Republicans are already calling for the same thing. Their calls just aren't being given free publicity like the Duvalls are.
This kind of reporting is what readers have come to expect from what some call, "The Libune".

Very truly yours,


41 posted on 12/14/2004 7:07:17 PM PST by CivilWarguy
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To: CivilWarguy

She won't grasp the concept.


42 posted on 12/14/2004 7:16:11 PM PST by mercy (20 years a Gates sucker was enough)
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To: toddlintown
A Web site called Choose the Blue is offering shopping advice this holiday season, providing information about which companies' employees give to Democrats and which prefer Republicans.

This is not holiday shopping advice, its nothing but bitter and resentful Dems politicizing the Christmas season. Shameful.

43 posted on 12/14/2004 7:20:39 PM PST by Starboard
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To: toddlintown

BUMP!

A GREAT way to make sure YOUR Christmas dollars are going to the RIGHT companies, and NOT the LEFT ('Rat-donating) ones!


44 posted on 12/15/2004 9:52:33 AM PST by FreeKeys ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke)
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