Skip to comments.Al Gore a lightning rod at Apple shareholder meeting
Posted on 02/26/2010 4:51:59 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
CUPERTINO, Calif.--The presence of one of the world's pre-eminent environmentalists at Apple's shareholder meeting Thursday was the subject of much of the morning's pointed discussion.
Gore was seated in the first row, along with his six fellow board members, in Apple's Town Hall auditorium as several stockholders took turns either bashing or praising his high-profile views on climate change.
A longtime Apple shareholder stood at the microphone and urged against Gore's re-election to the board. Gore "has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted," Sheldon said, referring to Gore's views on global warming. "If his advice he gives to Apple is as faulty as his views on the environment then he doesn't need to be re-elected."
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I don’t know, by these numbers from campaignmoney.com I would rather support Apple than Microsoft.
Company Name Apple Computer, Inc.
Stock Symbol AAPL
Industry Computer Hardware
Total Contribution Dollar Amount $622,500
(1999 - Present)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount $858
Total Contribution Dollar Amount to Republicans $128,931
(21% of total)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount to Republicans $1,182
Total Contribution Dollar Amount to Democrats $354,736
(57% of total)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount to Democrats $759
Company Name Microsoft Corporation
Stock Symbol MSFT
Industry Software & Programming
Total Contribution Dollar Amount $12,076,267
(1999 - Present)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount $815
Total Contribution Dollar Amount to Republicans $1,625,876
(13% of total)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount to Republicans $955
Total Contribution Dollar Amount to Democrats $4,922,639
(41% of total)
Average Contribution Dollar Amount to Democrats $825
Microsoft was neutral in contributions, which were minimal, before the Democrats begain their anti-trust attacks on Microsoft in the mid-1990s.
And, from those numbers, Apple supports a higher percentage of Democrats.
In the same vein: How many conservatives have Progressive Auto Insurance?
I use a mac because it works. Period. Not because who’s on the board. Would I quit my job because my company supports liberal causes periodically, not hardly. It called the real world.
but we buy Chinese products....
Me too! LOL
>”Interesting question.....what do you drive?”
I drive two fords and my RV was made in Elkhart Ind.
>”Can you be a good conservative, standing up for conservative ideas and values, and still buy Apple products and support Gore, knowing they spend a portion of your money to further Liberal causes?
LOL! Lets hope not.
You would have to live in a shebang, eat what you hunt or gather and walk everywhere you needed to go to avoid having a cent of your money ending up in the pockets of liberals and liberal causes.
>”I dont know, by these numbers from campaignmoney.com I would rather support Apple than Microsoft.”
The numbers are interesting. Where did you get them?
No, I don't think that will be permitted under the dems healthcare legislation. ;-)
>”In the same vein: How many conservatives have Progressive Auto Insurance?”
True, and I actually did, for a very short time, when I came back from overseas. Once I found out they were a BIG Liberal contributor, I dropped them like a hot potato. Shoulda figured that out from the name, but oh well, the wrong was righted.
>”but we buy Chinese products....”
Yup, and thus the “Lesser of Two Evils”. Just about everything that’s made now-a-days in made in China, or some other foreign place.
The only thing I can say is I guess I’d rather support some Chinese guy trying to put food on his table for his family, than shove another dollar bill into the mouth of Al Gore, period.
>”You would have to live in a shebang, eat what you hunt or gather and walk everywhere you needed to go to avoid having a cent of your money ending up in the pockets of liberals and liberal causes.”
Ya, youre correct. I think it equates to just HOW MUCH you want to support the Left.
I tried, but it's already taken!
Al Gore comes out of hiding, but he has reason to stay in the “witless” protection program: (1) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2457875/posts (2) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2458674/posts