Skip to comments.Companies That Support Conservative Causes & the Products They Make
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. Im 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:
Happy Pet pet foods
Honey Creek Farms pet foods
Natures Variety pet foods
Potato Pearls mashed potatoes
Latex-ite driveway products
Head & Shoulders
Iams pet food
Oil of Olay
Pringles potato chips
C & H Sugar
Blue Diamond almonds
Sugar In the Raw
Sweet N Low
Wente Vineyards wines
Pilgrims Pride poultry
Homemade brand ice cream
Activision Games (makers of Call of Duty, DOOM, Spider-Man, Tony Hawk)
Best Buy Stores
Boston Concessions Group
Honeysuckle White turkey
Shady Brook Farms turkey
Sunny Fresh foods
Johnson & Johnson (makers of Acuvue, Band-Aid, Monistat, Motrin, Mylanta, O.B., Pepsid, Reach toothbrushes, Splenda, Stayfree, Tylenol)
Kelloggs 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)
The Wine Group (makers of Franzia wine)
PASS THIS ON!!!!!!!!!
I believe Target also gives to liberal causes.....Homosexual rights, pro-abort
Keel, except I can't help you with the tampax, and if you catch me drinking wine in a bag its intervention time.
Nice catch. What? No Ben and Jerry's?
Many of my favorite products/stores are on the list. Yay!
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????
Disclaimer, I have no connection with P&G.
On the list, Always through Zest, are all owned by Proctor & Gamble.
a lot of these companies give to both parties. Target used to be a big Planned Parenthood supporter but I heard they stopped
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.
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.
Aso, Target is owned by the family of Mark Dayton, the wacky liberal Senator from Minnesota.
I'm glad Charmin is on the list.
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.
OOOPS!!! "May the author" is supposed to be "MAYBE the author..."
thanks for the list
"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)
Barnes and Noble
Bed Bath and Beyond
Black and Decker(which includes Price Fister and Kwikset)
Charming Shops including Fashion Bug and Lane Bryant
Fredericks of Hollywood
Jo Ann Stores
Linens and Things
Polo Ralph Lauren
I missed some but I will tell you this list took a few items off my shopping list.
I will shop Target over those burb stores any day.
The one I shop in has large military shoppers
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