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Top 10 Places to Eat and Shop on May 1
Human Events On-line ^ | April 28, 2006 | Amanda B. Carpenter

Posted on 04/28/2006 11:51:58 AM PDT by lone star annie

The following list ranks the Top 10 businesses that give the most to Republicans, according to BuyBlue.org, a website that encourages liberals to shop at businesses that donate to Democrats.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: buyconservative; buyred; may1shopping
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1 posted on 04/28/2006 11:52:01 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: lone star annie

I will continue to shop at Best Buy and maybe eat at Outback this Monday.


2 posted on 04/28/2006 11:53:58 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: lone star annie
Monday should officially be Thank A Legal Immigrant Who Chooses To Work Day

Visit businesses owned and operated by legal immigrants who choose to stay open and reward them for being legal citizens who aren't buying into this protest..

I, for one, will be visiting a local Mexican restaurant started by legal immigrants and giving those who choose to work a BIG tip.

3 posted on 04/28/2006 11:54:09 AM PDT by mnehring (Thank A Legal Immigrant Who Chooses To Work Day- May 1st :::: http://abaraxas.blogspot.com)
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To: lone star annie

Counter the May 1st boycott: Spend, spend, spend!


4 posted on 04/28/2006 11:57:04 AM PDT by Thrusher ("...there is no peace without victory.")
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To: lone star annie

Another good source is www.buyblue.org. The left was supposed to make major changes through their purses with this site. Instead people like me have used it to make sure "not one dime" goes left.


5 posted on 04/28/2006 11:57:21 AM PDT by Explorer24 (1970s Communist Manifesto has arrived - they dominate the news and the schools)
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To: lone star annie
Krispy Kreme, UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

I know what I'll be having for breakfast Monday.

6 posted on 04/28/2006 12:00:14 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: lone star annie

Or you could try Carrabba's Italian Grill or Bonefish, both owned by Outback.


7 posted on 04/28/2006 12:02:37 PM PDT by D.P.Roberts
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To: Just another Joe

As a KK fan do you have any idea whats up with them? All the ones around here have closed their doors. :-(


8 posted on 04/28/2006 12:13:14 PM PDT by svcw
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To: lone star annie
Those Ruby Tuesday burgers sure look good in their TV commercial.
9 posted on 04/28/2006 12:13:56 PM PDT by luvbach1 (More true now than ever: Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: Just another Joe

And here I was just thinking, "I couldn't eat a Krispy Kreme if it were offered to me by the Lord Himself." ;-D


10 posted on 04/28/2006 12:15:05 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: luvbach1

the little ones??? i have had them, and they are good....


11 posted on 04/28/2006 12:15:05 PM PDT by joe fonebone (When did being white, christian and conservative become a criminal offense?)
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To: svcw
As a KK fan do you have any idea whats up with them? All the ones around here have closed their doors. :-(

Lack of business. They overbuilt doing their boom.

12 posted on 04/28/2006 12:15:17 PM PDT by luvbach1 (More true now than ever: Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: luvbach1

Their steadiest customers have already had their heart attacks..... :)


13 posted on 04/28/2006 12:15:51 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

No doubt.


14 posted on 04/28/2006 12:17:10 PM PDT by luvbach1 (More true now than ever: Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: lone star annie
I'm noshing @ the 5-star Chez Trajan88... maybe a little fettucini alfredo with a loaf of Italian bread and some evoo for dipping said bread.
15 posted on 04/28/2006 12:18:52 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Explorer24

"Instead people like me have used it to make sure 'not one dime' goes left."

LOL! I use that site too, for the same purpose. Another good one is: http://www.responsibleshopper.org

You can find out the skinny on major corporations at that site such as if they support gays, or push diversity or other "agendas" you may not want your dollars supporting.


16 posted on 04/28/2006 12:19:53 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: linda_22003
Hey, Lamar's in Kansas City used to be better but they sold out and now it's L's.
Just not the same.

As for heart attacks, if I go at the age of 118 with a bite of Krispy Kreme in my mouth, I'll count it a good death. ;^)

17 posted on 04/28/2006 12:21:16 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: svcw

"As a KK fan do you have any idea whats up with them?"

They expanded far too rapidly, in terms of both their stock price and the number of retail outlets. Poor decisions were made as far as franchisees as well, so it sounds like the franchise in your area was one of the shaky ones. They'll recover. They scapegoated Scott Livengood, and now have what sounds like a good team at the top.


18 posted on 04/28/2006 12:21:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: luvbach1
Those Ruby Tuesday burgers sure look good in their TV commercial.

Had a Smokehouse Burger last night. Ummm .....good!!

19 posted on 04/28/2006 12:23:04 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: lone star annie

I may just have a Foster's and a steak at Outback tonight.


20 posted on 04/28/2006 12:23:20 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (If we go to war with Iran, it shouldn't be much of a contest. Saddam licked them.)
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To: luvbach1

Ruby Tuesday has awesome food. Beats the hell out of Applebees, Fridays, and Chilis hands down. But don't screw around with the burgers, try the steak, chicken, or seafood instead.


21 posted on 04/28/2006 12:23:36 PM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: lone star annie
The organizers of the boycott on Monday are saying that they are staging the boycott because there is so much hatred of immigrants.

Nonsense.

I don't hate imigrants at all.

BUT -- if you want to come to the United States, do so legally.

And, once you are here, learn to speak English, obey our laws, and add to our culture and embrace our culture at the same time.

Is that so much to ask??

So, here's what I'm doing on Monday:

I'll get breakfast from this coffee shop owned by some immigrants from Taiwan. They are here legally and they speak English.

I'll get lunch at a cafeteria run by some folks from Greece. They're here legally, and the speak English.

I'll have dinner at a kabob place run by some legal immigrants from Pakistan who speak English.

I'll pick up some dry cleaning from a place run by some Koreans -- again, legally here and speaking English.

I believe in welcoming legal immigrants who want to obey our laws, learn our language, and become Americans without "amnesty".

22 posted on 04/28/2006 12:25:24 PM PDT by chs68
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To: Just another Joe

You're welcome to what would have been my share. :)


23 posted on 04/28/2006 12:25:44 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: lone star annie; Knitting A Conundrum

2. Michaels Stores - $416,503 - 100%

Excellent! I feel "Crafting Fever" coming upon me! I'll buy supplies at Michael's and hunker down on Monday to "craft" all day. :)

Hey, KAC? Would you and your ping list care to join me in our own little counter-boycott? ;)


24 posted on 04/28/2006 12:26:46 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: lone star annie

Ruby Tuesday, my daughter works there part time. I think I'll make reservations there for lunch or dinner, on Monday.


25 posted on 04/28/2006 12:28:18 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (No Amnesty for Law Breaking Illegals!)
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To: lone star annie
What a great day! I'll slip into my Fruit of the Loom briefs, then join the cops for breakfast at Krispy Kreme. Then lunch at Wendy's and order-in Domino's Pizza for dinner. I don't live that way often but Monday looks like a great opportunity.

I've been needing a new HDTV set and Best Buy has great prices and selection. I'll replenish my Miracle-Gro supply and we'll munch on a little Russell Stover's candy for dessert after lunch and dinner.

Sounds like a great opportunity!

26 posted on 04/28/2006 12:31:36 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Fools and fanatics are always certain of themselves, but the wise are full of doubts.)
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To: chs68

Busy day on Monday! I agree with you and will be equally busy!


27 posted on 04/28/2006 12:31:37 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (No Amnesty for Law Breaking Illegals!)
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To: mnehrling

"Thank A Legal Immigrant Who Chooses To Work Day"

well i will then thank my wife and my father
that should cover it


28 posted on 04/28/2006 12:32:04 PM PDT by DM1
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To: luvbach1
Ruby Tuesday has great burgers. If you knew me, that is a major endorsement.
29 posted on 04/28/2006 12:33:33 PM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded Crunchy Con, American Male (NRA))
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To: lone star annie

I try to avoid Best Buy nowadays. A few years back they used eminent domain to take land in Bloomington, MN to build their headquarters (which, BTW, is an architectural abortion). The property is situated along the busiest stretch of freeway in the metro area, which is irrelevant for Best Buy's office space, but it meant a lot to the car dealerships that were there before.


30 posted on 04/28/2006 12:33:48 PM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Since I paint when I'm not lurkin, I think I'll go to Michael's and stock up on supplies! (seems I'm doing more lurkin than paintin lately)


31 posted on 04/28/2006 12:34:19 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (No Amnesty for Law Breaking Illegals!)
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COORS will be open and running!
Have a cold one!

32 posted on 04/28/2006 12:35:50 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Bernard Marx

Russell Stover is on our "good" list? Cool cocoa beans! I'll have to finish my Russell Stover Easter candy before I can patronize their wares on Monday, however.


33 posted on 04/28/2006 12:39:05 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: lone star annie
I remember a few years back, there was an ad campaign ask us to buy products "Made in the USA".

That one apparently didn't work. However, how about a similar campaign, but for businesses rather than products.

Business could hang a sign, (after strict verification of course), announcing to the world that all of it's employees were either citizens, or in this country legally.

I know I would search and do business with and shop at establishments that had such a sign.

I know, I know, easily forged, no way to enforce, yada yada yada. All I know is we gotta do something as our government apparently isn't.
34 posted on 04/28/2006 12:45:36 PM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: Rte66

LOL! My husband is doing a pretty good job of polishing off everyones Russell Stover chocolate Easter Bunny's and the Cadbury Eggs!


35 posted on 04/28/2006 12:46:31 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (No Amnesty for Law Breaking Illegals!)
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To: lesser_satan

Chili's is a red state place. I love to eat there!


36 posted on 04/28/2006 12:49:01 PM PDT by Jen from Tn.
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Mercat; alwaysconservative; wildehunt; IN Farm Girl; proudofthesouth; ...

Surely...a good day to plan a stash expansion expedition!

Hey crafters! Want to join us in declaring May 1 Craft Supply Roundup day?

Time for me to hit the Needlepoint Joint and buy some yarn to start weaving that sash my hubby wants...


37 posted on 04/28/2006 12:52:15 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Hey crafters! Want to join us in declaring May 1 Craft Supply Roundup day?

Gramps will *gag* HAPPILY follow me to the quilt store!!! :)

We've had a list compiled for quite some time now....we's goin' shoppin'!!!

38 posted on 04/28/2006 12:58:15 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (csbtadcbprinavyaIavdihasigweatinnnyuknyuk)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Excellent! We'll expect you to have paintbrush in hand come Monday. ;)


39 posted on 04/28/2006 12:59:13 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

LOL! Count me in!


40 posted on 04/28/2006 12:59:32 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (No Amnesty for Law Breaking Illegals!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I will, KAC. I love to browse at Michaels; browsing usually leads to buying (lots) there!

Money is really tight right now, but I am going shopping Monday 5/1 anyway--just the principle of the thing. Shop till you drop!


41 posted on 04/28/2006 1:00:14 PM PDT by IN Farm Girl (Hoosier by birth, Boilermaker by the grace of God)
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To: Thrusher

That was my plan, but I have jury duty. Will have to spend big in the evening.


42 posted on 04/28/2006 1:00:49 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

No time to paint! Must shop at Michael's and eat lunch out at Ruby Tuesday! :)


43 posted on 04/28/2006 1:01:21 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (No Amnesty for Law Breaking Illegals!)
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To: IN Farm Girl

Don't forget to put off the grocery shopping for Monday too!


44 posted on 04/28/2006 1:02:32 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (No Amnesty for Law Breaking Illegals!)
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To: svcw
As a KK fan do you have any idea whats up with them? All the ones around here have closed their doors. :-(

Their marketing strategy had a hole in it?

45 posted on 04/28/2006 1:04:42 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: N. Theknow

ROTFL!


46 posted on 04/28/2006 1:06:18 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (No Amnesty for Law Breaking Illegals!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I wonder if Golden acrylics is politcally "correct"--I need a resupply!


47 posted on 04/28/2006 1:21:08 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I'll be laying in a good supply of crochet cotton on Monday, espcially the new bigger put ups. Great for place mats. I plan a weaving binge this summer. :-)

Hope FR gets less exciting, rather than more. lol Can't freep and weave at the same time. (Maybe I'll knit some snowflakes in honor of Tony. ;-)

Hope all is well.

Pinz


48 posted on 04/28/2006 1:22:55 PM PDT by pinz-n-needlez
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To: lone star annie

I'm glad you posted this useful thread--bump! (Not to mention, a positive way to deal with the effrontery and insult of these protests.)


49 posted on 04/28/2006 1:24:11 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: pinz-n-needlez

I got that book you recommended to me about warping my loom, and a loom stand. Now I need warp thread!


50 posted on 04/28/2006 1:26:34 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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