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Companies That Support Conservative Causes & the Products They Make
based on an article in The Boston Phoenix | Aug. 27, 2005 | TimeLord

Posted on 08/27/2005 2:43:21 PM PDT by TimeLord

For all my conservative friends: Anyone who has ever lived in the Boston area is probably familiar with the Boston Phoenix, a far-left newspaper. Its Aug. 26, 2005, issue had an article decrying the fact that some companies give to conservative causes (pp. 18-19). It then listed the companies & their products, warning their readers not to buy these products. I’m using their article for the exact opposite purpose – to get people to buy from these companies. The owners/founders/CEOs of these companies contribute large sums to support conservative causes and candidates. Products made by these companies are:

AdvantEdge

Ensure

Glucerna

PediaSure

Similac

Happy Pet pet foods

Honey Creek Farms pet foods

Nature’s Variety pet foods

Potato Pearls mashed potatoes

Latex-ite driveway products

Shop-at-Home Network

Always

Bounce

Charmin

Cover Girl

Head & Shoulders

Iams pet food

Luvs diapers

Oil of Olay

Pampers

Pringles potato chips

Secret

Tampax

Vicks

Zest

C & H Sugar

Blue Diamond almonds

Sugar In the Raw

Sweet ’N Low

Wente Vineyards wines

Ameriquest

Home Depot

Outback Steakhouse

Eggs Plus

Pilgrim’s Pride poultry

Starz Network

Gold’s Gym

Omni Hotel

Wheatena

Homemade brand ice cream

Wal-Mart

Activision Games (makers of “Call of Duty,” “DOOM,” “Spider-Man,” “Tony Hawk”)

Applebee’s restaurants

Best Buy Stores

Boston Concessions Group

Honeysuckle White turkey

Shady Brook Farms turkey

Sunny Fresh foods

Dell Computers

Directmeds

Domino’s Pizza

Johnson & Johnson (makers of Acuvue, Band-Aid, Monistat, Motrin, Mylanta, O.B., Pepsid, Reach toothbrushes, Splenda, Stayfree, Tylenol)

Kellogg’s cereals (also the makers of Eggo, Kashi, Keebler, Morningstar Farms, Nutra-Grain, Pop-Tarts, Smart Start)

McCormick & Schmick restaurants

Pepsico (makers of Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Tropicana)

Pier 1 Stores

RPM International (makers of Huffy bikes, Tommy Armour golf clubs)

Target Stores

Urban Outfitters

The Wine Group (makers of Franzia wine)

PASS THIS ON!!!!!!!!!


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: bluechristmas; ceos; companies; conservative; consumer; products; shopping; zaq

1 posted on 08/27/2005 2:43:28 PM PDT by TimeLord
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To: TimeLord
Target Stores

I believe Target also gives to liberal causes.....Homosexual rights, pro-abort

2 posted on 08/27/2005 2:54:55 PM PDT by apackof2 (In my simple way, I guess you could say I'm living in the BIG TIME)
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To: TimeLord

Keel, except I can't help you with the tampax, and if you catch me drinking wine in a bag its intervention time.


3 posted on 08/27/2005 2:55:19 PM PDT by Spike Spiegel
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To: TimeLord

Nice catch. What? No Ben and Jerry's?


4 posted on 08/27/2005 2:55:32 PM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: TimeLord

Many of my favorite products/stores are on the list. Yay!


5 posted on 08/27/2005 2:56:22 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: apackof2

Yeah, when I saw that on the list I did a double-take, because @ least 1 fellow Freeper had mentioned weeks ago that Target's boss gives to liberal causes. According to the "Phoenix," however, chairman/CEO Robert Ulrich donated @ least $100,000 to the RNC for the 2004 election.
CAN SOMEBODY HELP US OUT ON THIS????


6 posted on 08/27/2005 2:58:26 PM PDT by TimeLord (A whale fetus is a whale; a human fetus is a blob.)
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To: TimeLord
This is a great idea. Thanks for posting this list.

Some of the products listed (Always, Bounce and Charmin) are made by Proctor & Gamble. But P&G makes near 300 products. Everything from deodorant to dog food. Check it out here.

Disclaimer, I have no connection with P&G.

7 posted on 08/27/2005 2:58:43 PM PDT by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TimeLord

On the list, Always through Zest, are all owned by Proctor & Gamble.


8 posted on 08/27/2005 3:00:12 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: TimeLord

a lot of these companies give to both parties. Target used to be a big Planned Parenthood supporter but I heard they stopped


9 posted on 08/27/2005 3:01:28 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: TimeLord

Good to know... yet, I am not a "political" buyer at all, hence I look for price and quality. Nevertheless, I try my hardest not too buy stuff made in China.


10 posted on 08/27/2005 3:01:35 PM PDT by Kurt_D
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To: upchuck

That's strange! I'd say both Target AND P&G support very liberal causes. Target won't allow the Salvation Army to place their kettles in front of Target stores during Christmas (the Salvation Army won't give same-sex health benefits) and P&G was boycotted by the AFA.


11 posted on 08/27/2005 3:03:02 PM PDT by CatQuilt (GLSEN is evil)
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To: CatQuilt

Aso, Target is owned by the family of Mark Dayton, the wacky liberal Senator from Minnesota.


12 posted on 08/27/2005 3:06:27 PM PDT by CatQuilt (GLSEN is evil)
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To: TimeLord

I'm glad Charmin is on the list.


13 posted on 08/27/2005 3:09:07 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: TimeLord

thanks ping


14 posted on 08/27/2005 3:11:18 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (the real enemy seeks to devour what is good)
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To: CatQuilt

i agree about target. they also are not very supportive of our military. years ago, before the whole salvation army thing, i decided i wouldn't shop at target because they are so pro-homosexual. then when the issue came up over the salvation army, i decided i would never darken their doorway again. they have nothing i need that i can't find somewhere else.


15 posted on 08/27/2005 3:11:57 PM PDT by cas7boys
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To: cas7boys
It looks like the Target issue will have to stay "up in the air for now." May the author of the Phoenix article just got some bad info, or maybe there's a difference between "Chairman/CEO" on the one hand and "owner" on the other. It could be that Chairman/CEO Ulrich is a conservative, but the OWNER is a whacko leftie. If that turns out to be the case, Target will remain an ambiguity.
16 posted on 08/27/2005 3:15:55 PM PDT by TimeLord (A whale fetus is a whale; a human fetus is a blob.)
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To: TimeLord

OOOPS!!! "May the author" is supposed to be "MAYBE the author..."


17 posted on 08/27/2005 3:16:37 PM PDT by TimeLord (A whale fetus is a whale; a human fetus is a blob.)
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To: TimeLord

thanks for the list


18 posted on 08/27/2005 3:19:12 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: TimeLord

"BuyBlue"- a liberal website- gives Target a very low, strong red rating.

Here is what they say on Target: "Target currently has a 17% BuyBlue rating due to political contributions for the 2003-2004 election cycle. Target executives contributed solely to Republican candidates and Target's Chairman and CEO contributed fairly heavily. Target also has a Political Action Committee which contributed very heavily in the 2003-2004 election cycle weighing in at $173,240 (21.00% D, 78.00% R)."

Companies BuyBlue loves, with a dark blue better than 80% rating (and therefore conversely we should make an effort NOT to patronize):

Academy Sports and Outdoors
AFC (popeye's chicken)
Aloha Airlines
Hess gas
Apple Computer
Bally Fitness
BancWest
Barnes and Noble
Bed Bath and Beyond
Benihana's
Black and Decker(which includes Price Fister and Kwikset)
Charming Shops including Fashion Bug and Lane Bryant
Costco
Electronic Arts
Gallo Wineries
Estee Lauder
Foot Locker
Fredericks of Hollywood
Gateway
Google
Hilton
Hyatt
Expedia
Jo Ann Stores
LL Bean
Levi Strauss
Linens and Things
Lenscrafters
Pearl Vision
Mattel
Overstock.com
Panera Bread
Polo Ralph Lauren
Progressive
Sharper Image
Sonic Driveins
Kay Jewelers
Starbucks
Starwood Hotels

I missed some but I will tell you this list took a few items off my shopping list.



19 posted on 08/27/2005 3:39:11 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: I still care

I will shop Target over those burb stores any day.
The one I shop in has large military shoppers


20 posted on 08/27/2005 4:00:51 PM PDT by SoCalPol (More Died At Chappaquiddic than Guantanamo)
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To: apackof2

Target also discriminates against the Salvation Army.


21 posted on 08/27/2005 4:03:24 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Washington State--Land of Court-approved Voting Fraud.)
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To: TimeLord
A lot of companies play both ends against the middle and give to both sides. If they're going to get involved in politics, it's the safe thing to do. On the other hand, while both sides appreciate your money, they hate you for giving to the enemy.

So be careful when endorsing a company or its products just because it donates to the Right. It may also be on Stalin's Xmas card list.

22 posted on 08/27/2005 4:04:53 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: TimeLord

IIRC, P&G makes a number of the products you cite and is a big supporter of The Brady Center and other anti-2nd Amendment groups...


23 posted on 08/27/2005 4:06:12 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the "No Child/Left/Behind" Party)
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To: TimeLord

Where's S&W, Ruger, Marlin, Savage, Remington, Colt and all the others?


24 posted on 08/27/2005 4:06:22 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: TimeLord

Here's a site you will also enjoy, Time Lord:

http://www.responsibleshopper.org

You can get the skinny here on who's evil and who's not so evil. ;)


25 posted on 08/27/2005 4:09:06 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: apackof2

I just found out that Target also owns Marshall Fields department stores.


26 posted on 08/27/2005 4:31:35 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: OldFriend

OF--Notice that McCormick and Schmick is on this list---maybe it's time to do lunch again?? :)


27 posted on 08/27/2005 4:34:12 PM PDT by Betteboop
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To: toothfairy86

They sold off the Marshall Feilds brand name to another company. They don't own that anymore. And Mark Dayton no longer owns Target.


28 posted on 08/27/2005 4:34:44 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Future Minnesota Refugee)
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To: TimeLord; I still care; Diana in Wisconsin

Thanks for your list; list; link. Economic Power bump!


29 posted on 08/27/2005 4:39:32 PM PDT by PGalt (You're either with us or you're against us.)
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To: TimeLord
http://www.trijicon.com

There "in there"...

30 posted on 08/27/2005 4:43:03 PM PDT by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: sit-rep

There= their... cough...


31 posted on 08/27/2005 4:47:53 PM PDT by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
Target also discriminates against the Salvation Army.

Yes, as I stated above, they don't allow the Salvation Army kettles in front of their stores. Can you imagine how much money the SA gets that way, at Christmastime?!

And everyone complains about Walmart and how everything in there is made in China. Well, go into Target and try and find something that isn't made in China.

I prefer Kohl's myself.

32 posted on 08/27/2005 5:48:35 PM PDT by CatQuilt (GLSEN is evil)
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To: I still care
I guess Fredericks of Hollywood is out now. Maybe Ann Coulter can start mail order.
33 posted on 08/27/2005 6:39:33 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: TypeZoNegative

I was just on the Marshall Fields website yesterday, and the Target logo is all over it.


34 posted on 08/27/2005 7:04:39 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: TimeLord
CAN SOMEBODY HELP US OUT ON THIS????

A lot of times corporations "swing both ways" so to speak and give to conservative AND liberal causes

35 posted on 08/27/2005 7:36:20 PM PDT by apackof2 (In my simple way, I guess you could say I'm living in the BIG TIME)
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To: toothfairy86

I love Procter and Gamble. Many times I day trade and take profits. Good stock.


36 posted on 08/27/2005 7:41:02 PM PDT by velocityguy
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To: manwiththehands

They are paying the PR bill for Cindy Shehan


37 posted on 08/27/2005 10:17:45 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (The radical secularization of America is happening)
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To: TimeLord

Woo Hoo, Pier One made the list :)


38 posted on 08/27/2005 10:24:31 PM PDT by Quinotto (On matters of style swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TimeLord

Where's WalMart, the conservative's favorite retailer to defend?


39 posted on 08/27/2005 10:26:39 PM PDT by lewislynn (Status quo today is the result of eliminating the previous status quo. Be careful what you wish for)
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To: TimeLord

Never mind...I saw it the second time through.


40 posted on 08/27/2005 10:27:35 PM PDT by lewislynn (Status quo today is the result of eliminating the previous status quo. Be careful what you wish for)
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To: TimeLord

I am thrilled to see my favorite products on this list!

Quilted Northern (I never use any other; it’s the best!)
Secret (The best!)
Applebee’s (One of my favorite restaurants)
Cracker Barrel (My mother’s favorite restaurant)
Kashi (Love ‘em)
Great Value (Walmart) products, such as soap
Best Buy

The above are products and places I frequently use the most!
I am sad to see that overstock.com is a left-winger. Will have to stop buying from them. Walmart’s online store is usually cheaper anyway!


41 posted on 08/02/2013 9:25:55 AM PDT by jenjen
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