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Kraft drops membership in conservative group amid protest
chicagotribune.com ^ | April 6 2012 | Tiffany Hsu

Posted on 04/06/2012 5:45:32 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Kraft Foods joined Coca-Cola in bowing to consumer pressure this week to cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group that has recently backed controversial voter ID and so-called "stand your ground" laws.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News
KEYWORDS: hraftfoods; kraft; kraftnabisco
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1 posted on 04/06/2012 5:45:34 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Next time I see the Coca-Cola delivery guy stacking boxes at the supermarket I’ll be sure to let him know why I’m not buying Coke anymore.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 5:52:26 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: NoLibZone

I’ve already stopped using Kraft products because the use fetal stem cells in their r & d. They are making bad choices.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 5:53:44 PM PDT by Jemian (We don't need Mittens in the south (or the rest of the country, for that matter).)
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To: NoLibZone

The companies need to be reminded that blacks are only 15% of the population.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 5:57:30 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: NoLibZone

I shall no longer support Kraft, Kraft Nabisco.

There are so many alternative to each of their products, that it’s easy to do.

I bought Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and Best Foods Mayo today.

And I left the Sunshine Cheese Nips when I realized that is a Kraft product.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 5:58:02 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
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To: NoLibZone

They “bowing to consumer pressure” my eye.

They are bowing to Alinsky leftist tactics. Big mistake on their part.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 5:59:14 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: NoLibZone
I shall no longer use the following Kraft products:


7 posted on 04/06/2012 6:00:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Leave the delivery guy alone. Harass the PR people or some c-level execs assistant.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 6:00:50 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Why complain to him? He’s just a working stiff who’s trying to put a roof over his head and feed his kids. You’re barking up the wrong tree if you have a problem with him.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 6:01:27 PM PDT by rickmichaels (A proud Canadian who loves the USA)
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To: NoLibZone

http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/Investor/corporate-governance/contact_bod.aspx

Contact the Board

You can communicate directly with the independent members of our board of directors by e-mail at Kraft-Board@kraft.com or by mail at Kraft Foods Board of Directors, Kraft Foods Inc., Three Lakes Drive, Northfield, IL 60093, USA, Attention: Office of the Corporate Secretary.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 6:02:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
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Kraft and Coca-Cola: two companies that will no longer be patronized.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 6:12:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Jemian

I stopped using Kraft mayo a long time ago. They changed their recipe and it’s terrible; Best Foods or Hellman.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 6:14:12 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

So is this all it takes anymore-——a filthy leftwinger simpers that he doesn’t like something, and huge companies immediately fold and do his bidding? When did liberal screechers become so threatening and scary?


13 posted on 04/06/2012 6:15:08 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: lu shissler

Shop at Aldi’s and give up all the brand names. The quality is just as good if not better and the prices are much better.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 6:15:11 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: NoLibZone
None of those products will darken my door again.
but but but the marshmallows are the best ever for over an open fire. What am I going to do? What if I bought them on a secondary market?

15 posted on 04/06/2012 6:15:14 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Vision

For sure! He probably drinks Pepsi anyway!!


16 posted on 04/06/2012 6:15:57 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: rickmichaels
Why complain to him? He’s just a working stiff who’s trying to put a roof over his head and feed his kids. You’re barking up the wrong tree if you have a problem with him.

Because he's on the front line and when he goes back to his warehouse he can give actual feedback. He's not a PR flak who can dismiss any complaints as a chain letter campaign from interest groups. Those of you too timid to bring the fight to the front lines are part of the reason why Dems always get their way in the PR wars.

17 posted on 04/06/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: rickmichaels

“Why complain to him?”
“He’s just a working stiff”
____________________________________________

Nothing wrong with letting the employee know that you
will not continue to support his employer’s products.
Maybe the poor “stiff” will start looking for a new employer.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 6:16:37 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: lu shissler

I like Blue Plate Mayonnaise. It is sooooo good on shrimp po boys and makes the best deviled eggs, potato salad and cole slaw.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 6:17:01 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: NoLibZone

This posting was really helpful. Thank you.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 6:17:38 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: rickmichaels; Vision; Oshkalaboomboom

>> Why complain to him? He’s just a working stiff

What are you saying, the driver’s an idiot with no line of responsibility to the company he works for?

# the gag orders, Oshkalaboomboom.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 6:18:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: NoLibZone
Cracker Barrel cheese tastes like rubber and the kids use Cool Whip for Huffing. Country time is made from Styrofoam, and Oscar Meyer looks like linoleum. Grey "POOP"-ON is just that, and the Chips in Chips ahoy taste like toe nail clippings.
22 posted on 04/06/2012 6:19:37 PM PDT by JOE6PAK (The universe is a lot safer if you bring a towel.)
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To: Free America52

I live in Las Vegas and don’t think we have one. I use Smith’s Kroger brand a lot. Seldom buy name brands on anything..Thanks!


23 posted on 04/06/2012 6:20:15 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: NoLibZone; All
Someone needs to do considerable research on the source of these Coke and Kraft withdrawals.

This appears to be an Axelrod-type attack on the Koch brothers. A local paper contained an AP report today about Coke and actually mentioned the Koch brothers and their support of conservative legislation.

Wish Breitbart were here.

24 posted on 04/06/2012 6:22:00 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Please don’t yell at the driver/retail rep. He goes back to a warehouse that’s supplied by a bottler—all local employees. Who is he going to “report” your dissatisfaction to? His dispatcher? The guys who load his truck?

Retail delivery/merchandising isn’t easy work...having somebody chew you out, on a retail sales floor, will probably bring harm to the raises/bonus of the driver as the store management may incorrectly assume that the driver did/said something to offend HIS store’s customer.

Seriously...boycott away. Write or call the Kraft 800 lines and websites—but leave the lowly deliveryman alone!


25 posted on 04/06/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: NoLibZone

One must give the left credit. Their power coupled with corporate cowardice makes many leftist victories.


26 posted on 04/06/2012 6:29:30 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: NoLibZone
Kraft is the cheesiest!
27 posted on 04/06/2012 6:31:33 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: AlexW

Well who just wouldnt quit a job, in the Obama economy, because he delivers Coke or Kraft products? I’m sure his mortgage holder, etc, will be very understanding of his “politcal statement” and won’t foreclose if he misses a few payments while looking for that “new employer.”


28 posted on 04/06/2012 6:31:36 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: NoLibZone

I don’t know if I can find acceptable alternatives to Jell-O pudding, A1, and Mircle Whip, but I can find alternate brands to the rest.


29 posted on 04/06/2012 6:32:10 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: NoLibZone

Flood the Board with emails!


30 posted on 04/06/2012 6:35:47 PM PDT by Makana
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Please don’t yell at the driver/retail rep. He goes back to a warehouse that’s supplied by a bottler—all local employees. Who is he going to “report” your dissatisfaction to? His dispatcher? The guys who load his truck?

No need to yell or start a fight, just inform. If enough people do that and sales drop word will trickle up. What are you, married to a delivery driver? If you are accept my sympathies in advance.

31 posted on 04/06/2012 6:37:06 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: NoLibZone

All of that stuff is crap. Makes it real easy to boycott.


32 posted on 04/06/2012 6:40:44 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: NoLibZone

Damn, this hits right in the cheeseburger, but that’s it. No more Kraft, no more Coke. Oh well, I’ll spring for some real cheese or do without. Kraft and stick it right up their velveta.


33 posted on 04/06/2012 6:48:34 PM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: NoLibZone

Thanks for the list.


34 posted on 04/06/2012 6:49:10 PM PDT by voicereason (Dems, Pubbies...too often a one-sided coin.)
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To: NoLibZone

I am so sick of cowards.


35 posted on 04/06/2012 6:51:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113
I am so sick of cowards.

Just read a few of the responses to my simple idea of letting the company people know and you can see why Dems think Repubs are a bunch of wimps. You can let an employee know you're dissatisfied with their company without throwing a bag of feces all over them and still make it effective.

36 posted on 04/06/2012 6:57:03 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: NoLibZone

Oh Crap!

I loves me some green and black chocolate... oh well.


37 posted on 04/06/2012 7:02:20 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I just contacted Walgreen’s to let them know I would no longer be a customer, because of their boycott of Rush Limbaugh.

I stopped buying Kraft a while back.


38 posted on 04/06/2012 7:06:25 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: NoLibZone

There’s always an alternative. When Pepsi was found to be in that bunch experimenting with aborted fetal tissue to create flavor enhancers, I switched to Coke. Now what do I do? I’ll buy the STORE brand.

To illustrate....Years ago, when my wife and I discovered Dr. Brown’s Cream Soda, we thought it was the greatest thing since whitewall tires. Then one day I conducted a blind taste test. The winner? The store brand of Cream Soda! Dr. Brown’s was 3rd as I recall.

Now, as for Kraft? Hellman’s or Duke’s are just as good, and Kraft and Coke can both go pound sand!


39 posted on 04/06/2012 7:07:08 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

No one suggest that he quit without having another option.
I see nothing wrong with telling anyone that I do not
support the company that they work for.


40 posted on 04/06/2012 7:09:13 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: NoLibZone

Just returned from the grocery store and Kraft had some great sales on cheese I was interested in. Thank God the store had their own brand which was the same price. I love Kraft but not anymore.


41 posted on 04/06/2012 7:10:44 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: Freddd

“I just contacted Walgreen’s”...
and they no longer are a provider for Tri-Care insurance. That combined with Rush Limbaugh boycott should have some serious affect to their bottom line in this community with many active and retired military personnel.


42 posted on 04/06/2012 7:40:17 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: Gene Eric
What are you saying, the driver’s an idiot with no line of responsibility to the company he works for?

I said that? His responsibility to his company is to do the job he was hired to do.

43 posted on 04/06/2012 7:42:59 PM PDT by rickmichaels (A proud Canadian who loves the USA)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Because he's on the front line and when he goes back to his warehouse he can give actual feedback.

Do you really think that would happen? The only feedback he'd give at the warehouse would be to tell his buddies that some nut accosted him in a store.

44 posted on 04/06/2012 7:51:22 PM PDT by rickmichaels (A proud Canadian who loves the USA)
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To: AlexW
I see nothing wrong with telling anyone that I do not support the company that they work for.

Why? Does it make you feel good to complain to someone who can't do a damn thing about your concern? Complain to the people in charge, i.e., those who make policy. Don't accost a worker who's doing his job just so you can get a load off your chest.

45 posted on 04/06/2012 7:58:17 PM PDT by rickmichaels (A proud Canadian who loves the USA)
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To: NoLibZone
the only thing i bought on the list was Maxwell House... i guess it's Folgers from now on
46 posted on 04/06/2012 8:04:43 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NoLibZone

Total crap fake “food”. This stuff will kill you faster than dynamite.


47 posted on 04/06/2012 8:26:15 PM PDT by micmac
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To: NoLibZone

Don’t forget to avoid Nancy Pelosi’s “Delmonti-Starkist” stuff.


48 posted on 04/06/2012 8:35:36 PM PDT by PizzaDriver ( on)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

That’s nice, but the delivery man won’t have the slightest clue about your point.


49 posted on 04/06/2012 8:44:45 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: rickmichaels

I don’t understand why you feel it’s necessary to shield the driver from criticism of the company he works for?


50 posted on 04/06/2012 8:45:06 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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