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5 Corporations That Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives
Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2013 | John Hawkins

Posted on 08/24/2013 4:24:00 AM PDT by Kaslin

Contrary to what you hear from liberals, the biggest flaw conservatives have is being overly tolerant. Really? Seriously? We're "overly tolerant?"

Absolutely.

Conservatives will listen to a Hollywood star trash us as intolerant and then we'll go watch his movie anyway. Musicians will openly support Obama and call us racists; yet we'll still buy their albums. Corporations will bend over backwards to undermine everything we hold dear and then we'll turn right around and buy their products. Conservatives make up 40% of all Americans and if we start letting our values dictate where we spend our money, we can transform America's culture in a hurry. Our money spells the difference between a blockbuster and a flop, a hit single or a bust, and a corporate CEO ending up on the cover of Business Week or looking for a new job. You want to even the playing field in America? Then stop propping up corporations that want to destroy everything you hold dear. When a company does something you don't like, close your wallet until management gets the idea. When your money talks, corporations listen. Here are five easy ones to get you started.

1) Chrysler:
It's bad enough that Obama spent billions of dollars of your money to prop up the fat cats at Chrysler, but after the crooked deal was done, United Auto Workers ended up owning 55% of the company. In other words, every time you buy a car from Chrysler, your money is helping to prop up a liberal union that works non-stop to elect as many liberal Democrats as possible. Chrysler isn't a corporation with a liberal union attached; it's a liberal union with a corporation attached to it.

2) Progressive Insurance:
Peter Lewis is the Chairman of Progressive Insurance Companies and outside of George Soros, he may be the biggest liberal sugar daddy on the block. This former close friend of Ted Kennedy has poured tens of millions of dollars into the ACLU, America Coming Together, and MoveOn, among other liberal causes. So, why not get your auto insurance from a company that isn’t working to destroy the American way of life?

3) Capital One:
Having someone like Alec Baldwin as your spokesman just screams, "We don't want conservative customers." This is the same Alec Baldwin who has said, "Gingrich is a cranky history professor. Romney is better suited for country club president. Obama sees what govt’s priorities should be. Obama...2012" and "Until Limbaugh gets real, weans himself off the big salary and runs for office, he will always be nothing more than a poorly educated, marginally talented buffoon who has developed a real talent for manipulating the G-spot of the neocon consciousness and massaging the hate gland of so many economically displaced white voters in America." Why give money to a company that holds you in such contempt that it would hire a man like this as its spokesman?

4) Starbucks:
Do you really need overpriced coffee from a corporation that detests traditional marriage? Not only is Starbucks pro-gay marriage, but when a shareholder complained that boycotts over gay marriage were costing the company money, "Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz responded...by telling him that he could, ’sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company.’” If you're a Christian or just someone who believes in traditional marriage, the CEO of Starbucks is publicly saying he doesn't want your business. Can't you find your coffee somewhere else where you aren't forced to swallow Starbucks’ disdain for you along with your Java?

5) The AARP:
Despite the fact that its membership opposed Obamacare because it would destroy our healthcare system, the AARP supported that abomination because it is going to make a killing marketing insurance under the bill. It’s also doing more than any other organization to block entitlement reform, which is making it practically impossible to keep America from sliding into bankruptcy. On top of all that, AARP is a left-wing organization that has backed gun control and Planned Parenthood while fighting against a Balanced Budget Amendment. You might as well just give your money directly to the Democrat Party as to the AARP.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: aarp; capitalone; chrysler; conservatim; michigan; progressiveinsurance; starbucks
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1 posted on 08/24/2013 4:24:00 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’ve been with Progressive for 15 years. What’s a good conservative alternative?


2 posted on 08/24/2013 4:26:47 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Triple A


3 posted on 08/24/2013 4:28:40 AM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Kaslin

100% dead on correct.

But the last couple times I said freepers were funding the demise of America through their refusal to cut dish/cable, several put Football and Nascar above it...because they just had to be entertained.

Before we can do what this article says, and we should, we collectively need to get our priorities straight.

Or keep funding the companies and the propaganda. Facts do not lie.


4 posted on 08/24/2013 4:30:18 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Kaslin

I was a big fan of Starbucks but switched to Gevalia. Also switched to Liberty Mutual and saved $.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 4:31:18 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Kaslin

Happy to report I have nothing to do with any of them. I find them all odious, in particular Capitol 1 and AARP. And I hate coffee.


6 posted on 08/24/2013 4:34:21 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care. Sometimes I don't myself.)
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To: albie

And even if we have to pay more, those extra bucks aren’t funding liberalism. Which should make it worth it for any of us.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 4:34:56 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Kaslin
Lots of reasons to boycott Starbucks, but over-roasted bad coffee is high on the list.

I also stopped shopping at Target. I only eat fast food when on the road, and I always look for a Chic-fil-A

8 posted on 08/24/2013 4:35:39 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rarestia

After I bought my car I searched for insurance, ALLSTATE, GEICO and Progressives came not in consideration. Travelers Insurance gave me the best quotes for my needs. USAA is also very good, but you can only get this if you are active military, or retired military or a spouse.


9 posted on 08/24/2013 4:36:29 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Past Your Eyes
"And I hate coffee."

I love coffee which is why I would never be caught drinking that over-roasted, burnt swill that Starbucks calls java.

10 posted on 08/24/2013 4:37:14 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: kjam22

I don’t know that AAA is a good alternative to Progressive. In fact, in our area buying AAA insurance means you ARE buying Progressive. We use 21st Century Insurance - they’re certainly much less expensive for the same coverage.

I agree that we need to start letting our dollars talk. I already do - I’ll never buy a GM or Chrysler product again. And this from a person who has owned GM products his entire life. I quit AARP when I realized they were huge libtards. I don’t go see musicians and movies from extreme lefties. The last movie I saw at the theatre was Red 2, which may have had some lefties in it, but Bruce Willis was the main attraction. I’ll support him.

There are easily 5 HUNDRED companies we should boycott, but I guess you need to start somewhere! :-)


11 posted on 08/24/2013 4:37:34 AM PDT by tstarr
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To: Kaslin

Collapse the system. Destroy the republican party which has held us in slavery. Let us leave their plantation. Then we can truly rebuild a free nation(s).


12 posted on 08/24/2013 4:39:16 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: rarestia

I never had anything to do with any of the five listed.
As for Auto insurance, I had GEICO all of my driving life
in the US (40+ years). I never had a moments trouble with them.
Since I am no longer in the USSA, I have no idea how they rate now.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 4:43:14 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW
Whenever I get an AARP letter offering membership, I cut the contents into small pieces and mail them back in their postage paid envelope.
14 posted on 08/24/2013 4:45:16 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: tstarr

We cant do everything but if we all picked a handful of companies and just stopped supporting them it would have an impact. Buy used when possible and avoid the outright communist types at all cost.


15 posted on 08/24/2013 4:47:09 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Kaslin

Don’t do business with any of them and never have. Don’t go to see hollywood’s movies either or worship football or anything but the one true God...wish I didn’t have to donate to the world’s self-gratification of self and hatred of God and His Ways through my tax dollars. But that’s part of what the Bible describes for these days in 2 Timothy 3:1-13.

Believers live in the world, but are not of the world. Jesus prayed for us in John 17 and His prayer is most certainly answered by the Father. The glory which He gave the Son, the Son has given to His disciples (true followers), that they maybe one, just as the Son and the Father are one.


16 posted on 08/24/2013 4:50:46 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: tstarr

Roger all that. I will avoid anything union made if possible. Any chance I get.


17 posted on 08/24/2013 4:52:21 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care. Sometimes I don't myself.)
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To: TurkeyLurkey
Long, long ago, GEICO was called Government Employees Insurance Corporation. It was all we could get when stationed overseas.
18 posted on 08/24/2013 4:53:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: rarestia

USAA


19 posted on 08/24/2013 4:55:29 AM PDT by Wingy
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To: TurkeyLurkey

Neither have I, nor will I ever. I very seldom go to the movies. The last one I went to was For A Greater Glory. In the last 10 years I have only been to 5 or 6 movies


20 posted on 08/24/2013 4:56:49 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: rarestia

Don’t know about “conservative” but for car insurance suggest you shop it and include Erie if they’re in FL. Here is a JD Powers list of insurance company rankings. Look under auto insurance.

http://www.jdpower.com/consumer-ratings/insurance/index.htm

Here is also a list of the “worst” insurance companies:

http://www.justice.org/docs/TenWorstInsuranceCompanies.pdf


21 posted on 08/24/2013 4:56:50 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Kaslin

No problem avoiding any of them except Chrysler, because I like my Jeep and I don’t like the alternatives.


22 posted on 08/24/2013 4:57:25 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: Kaslin; rarestia
USAA is also very good, but you can only get this if you are active military, or retired military or a spouse.

I don't know about that.
I'm a veteran (Not active, reserve or retired military -or a spouse of one who is), and they took me in.
23 posted on 08/24/2013 4:58:03 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Whenever I get an AARP letter offering membership,”
____________________________________________________

I guess my parents were members, but as for myself, I do not like to admit that I am way past old enough for AARP :P
Anyway, I doubt that they insure those of us that live offshore.


24 posted on 08/24/2013 4:58:22 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I remember that. As an E-1, 2 or 3, I couldn’t even get GEICO. Wasn’t eligible until I reached NCO rank. Had to get mine from an outfit called Criterion. This would have been in Virginia, 1970-71.


25 posted on 08/24/2013 4:58:24 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care. Sometimes I don't myself.)
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To: Kaslin

I agree with the list with the exception of starbucks. They are very gun carry friendly. As a matter of fact the grabbers are trying to organize a boycott today. I think I’ll get a refresher while OCing to say thanks.

Their coffee is burnt, but I don’t buy that anyways.


26 posted on 08/24/2013 5:00:26 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Kaslin

USAA will accept any veteran their spouse or child as long as you can produce a DD-214.


27 posted on 08/24/2013 5:00:37 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: albie

At my local mall, where I am forced to hang out while the wife shops, the only real coffee is Starbucks. Otherwise a vending machine. Interesting there are so few alternatives. Just a place to read and drink a coffee. But I do wear my “Starbucks Loves Guns” patch on my phone holster...that tends at least to raise an eyebrow. I wonder why the author didn’t make it ‘6’ by adding GM? I’m buying a Toyota this week instead of my usual Tahoe. So I’ll forgive myself for the coffee, but the big ticket item is well-placed anyway. I like the Tahoe better, but I will NOT contribute to a union. This IS a conscious political choice I am making. Now if I can learn how to spell Sequoia...


28 posted on 08/24/2013 5:00:41 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (When will those PAYING for Obamacare be exempted?)
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To: RandallFlagg

They advertise heavily, partnered with the American Legion. But I get mine now from Farm Family. Good company.


29 posted on 08/24/2013 5:01:31 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care. Sometimes I don't myself.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Long, long ago, GEICO was called Government Employees Insurance Corporation. It was all we could get when stationed overseas.”
_____________________________________________
I thought it still stood for that, but one did not have to be a government employee to get it. I think I first had it in 1965, and kept it untill I left in 2004. I was never a government employee.


30 posted on 08/24/2013 5:03:55 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
... I cut the contents into small pieces and mail them back in their postage paid envelope.

Why bother cutting up the contents? I just mail back their postage-paid envelope - empty.

(Now that I think about it, maybe you have a better idea. I'm envisioning hundreds of little flecks of paper cascading down on some AARP employee's desk. Or, if the envelope is opened by machine, hundreds of little paper flecks gumming up the works.)

31 posted on 08/24/2013 5:04:47 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: rarestia
I’ve been with Progressive for 15 years. What’s a good conservative alternative?

USAA - been with them for over 30 years.

32 posted on 08/24/2013 5:04:59 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Kaslin

Some liberals are organizing a boycott of Starbucks over their policy of welcoming concealed carry patrons. So may not be 100% bad.
I never go there.
The few times I had ‘boutique’ coffee I went to Caribou Coffee. Liked it better. Then found out they were owned by Muslims out of Minneapolis. Whether that is still true I don’t know.
Had a Capital One CC many years ago. Awful, awful company.
Don’t like Target, as a retailer and otherwise.
Knew about Progressive.
Don’t like Cryslers

The article is spot on.
Believe me, having an ultra-liberal in the family, they don’t hesitate to avoid anything that they perceive as conservative. Esp. entertainers.
Until a few years ago I was pretty tolerant of entertainers, and mentally separated their personal from their business lives.
Not anymore. We aren’t regular movie goers but I’ve foregone several because of the cast.
Outspoken liberal? no
Racist? no (and this list is really getting long and disappointing)


33 posted on 08/24/2013 5:05:12 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: AlexW
GEICO was one of the insurance companies I checked out. They quoted me 4 times as much as other companies did, even though I was a senior citizen, and had no traffic violation. So when I see the ads that they can save you 15% I can only laugh.

I do like the Progressive commercials but would not dream of getting that because of Soros. BTW commercials don't do anything for me. They are just a waste of time imho

34 posted on 08/24/2013 5:05:50 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Wingy

This is what I have


35 posted on 08/24/2013 5:07:55 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Vinnie

Target not on this short list. I own Target stock. It has done well. Maybe I don’t want to know why it should be on the list.
“:^o


36 posted on 08/24/2013 5:09:26 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care. Sometimes I don't myself.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

GEICO is the abbreviation


37 posted on 08/24/2013 5:09:37 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
I wouldn't buy GEICO (which stared as Government Employees Insurance Company, but I guess we all work for the gov now under obama) because of the stupid lizard and their recent completely stupid radio commercials that irritate the heck out of me. The voice of the guy who reads them makes me want to scream, too.

Something like, "Your wallet would like to take you to the county fair. But he can't do that. Wallets can't drive!" Ha. Ha. Great humor for first-graders. That's supposed to make me want to buy their insurance?

38 posted on 08/24/2013 5:11:49 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: rarestia

From talking w/ friends, USAA if you qualify.

I have had State Farm all my long, 50+yrs. driving life and have never had a problem.Their service has been terrific the few times I’ve used it.

Were I to switch, the first place I’d call is USAA. Whether I could qualify is the question.


39 posted on 08/24/2013 5:13:01 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Whenever I get an AARP letter offering membership, I cut the contents into small pieces and mail them back in their postage paid envelope.

Oh, good idea. I've just been disposing of the small pieces in the trash. I'll adopt your method with the next mailing.

40 posted on 08/24/2013 5:14:24 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Kaslin

“They quoted me 4 times as much as other companies did,”
_______________________________________________

I guess most all companies change. Back when I had them, they were quite competitive and courteous, despite a few claims from when others, girls borrowing my car, only to wreck it, or “Act of God” damages.
I now have had no need or desire for a car since I left the US.


41 posted on 08/24/2013 5:14:37 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: albie

Gevalia is Kraft Foods.


42 posted on 08/24/2013 5:19:22 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Kaslin

No, I don’t do business with any of the listed,
and I don’t support hollywood libs in any way.

I won’t even watch their movies on TV reruns.

A lot of us Conservatives feel the same way.

I think this article is missing its target by a bit,
it should be pointing a bit more to the center.


43 posted on 08/24/2013 5:19:57 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan ( I'd like to see Barry last one string on the the Northwestern.)
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To: rarestia

We use Allstate for all of our domestic needs (cars, home, boat, etc) mainly because we have a family member who runs an office (and they are 3rd generation), so we get good service.

Allstate does not do business insurances or bonds for contractors, so our business was handled through Farmers, believe it or not (and we were not farmers).

Our whole and term life insurance is Transamerica. Not much on service, sort of “get it and forget it”, which I kind of like because they don’t pester us with phone calls.

I’m sure all three of these companies probably has some liberal causes, just by the sheer size of them but I digress, I really have no idea.


44 posted on 08/24/2013 5:20:09 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: rarestia

Liberty Mutual.


45 posted on 08/24/2013 5:20:27 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t really know anything about GEICO, their rates, service, etc.
But I’m wary of an insurance company that has to run commercials incessantly.
Can they not keep their customers? Turnover?
Gives me pause.


46 posted on 08/24/2013 5:25:06 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Kaslin

The last movie I went to was about William Wilberforce, but I can’t remember the name of it.


47 posted on 08/24/2013 5:26:33 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: FatherofFive

Pardon my French, but I keep seeing posts about Starbucks which ask, why pay four dollars for a cup of what is said to taste like burned s***?

Anyway, I thought Starbucks was CCW friendly, or is that just a local thing?


48 posted on 08/24/2013 5:28:53 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: albie

I simply switched to Dunkin Donuts. They have the best coffee on the planet, and it’s much cheaper.


49 posted on 08/24/2013 5:29:04 AM PDT by pelican001
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To: Kaslin

Fortunately I’ve never been involved with any of those companies.

Never been to a Starbucks. Heard too many stories about burnt coffee. Why even bother? IMHO, Dunkin Donuts has pretty good coffee.

Some people say we should boycott GM, for many of the same reasons that Chrysler is on this list. I agree. However, full disclosure: I drive a GM pickup truck. But it is a 2004 model so GM made money on the truck long before their problems came to a head. Good truck.


50 posted on 08/24/2013 5:29:54 AM PDT by upchuck (My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that!)
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