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Joaquin Castro to boycott Buc-ee's after owners back Dan Patrick
The Houston Chronicle ^ | March 11, 2014 | Kolten Parker

Posted on 03/11/2014 11:55:49 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

SAN ANTONIO — Texas roadside megastore Buc-ee's found itself in between two political powerhouses Tuesday after the chain's owners offered their support to state Sen. Dan Patrick.

Following a photo and announcement of the owners' support on Facebook Monday, Congressman Joaquin Castro said he would no longer shop at Buc-ee's “since they support a fear mongering immigrant basher.”

“I am disappointed to learn that a popular and well-respected retailer would lend its corporate brand to a candidate for statewide office who has built his career around dividing Texans and bashing immigrants, solely for his own political gain,” Castro said in a written statement.

Tweets from Castro vowing to boycott the Texas convenience store made the rounds on social media and included similar promises from supporters, including Joaquin Castro's mother, Rosie Castro.

Buc-ee's officials made clear the owners of the chain are the ones supporting Patrick, not the corporation itself.

“As a company, Buc-ee's does not support political candidates,” said Jeff Nalado, general counsel for Buc-ee's. “Buc-ee's owners, Don Wasek and Beaver Aplin have contributed to the campaign of Dan Patrick. Buc-ee's doors are open 24/7 to everyone.”

Patrick, a Houston Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, posted a photo posing with Aplin, Wasek, and the company's Beaver mascot on Facebook Sunday along with an announcement of their support.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bucees; danpatrick; joaquincastro; txltgov
Dan Patrick is in a GOP run-off for Texas Lt. Governor against current Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst.
1 posted on 03/11/2014 11:55:49 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

Dan Patrick is in a GOP run-off for Texas Lt. Governor against current Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst.
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Take it from this Texan: Dan Patrick will win. This will be David Dewhurst’s second run-off loss. We all know who defeated him in a run-off in 2012.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 1:02:39 AM PDT by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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>> Joaquin Castro and his mom, Rosie Castro.

That’s two.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 1:06:23 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is Juaqin the Congressman for all his district?


4 posted on 03/12/2014 1:26:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"...and bashing immigrants..."

Without ever reading a single quote about this guy or even knowing who he is or what he stands for, I am willing to bet $20 to Free Republic if anyone can show me this person ever said anything derogatory about LEGAL immigrants.

5 posted on 03/12/2014 2:08:48 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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I think it was Rosie Castro who said she was ashamed of the Alamo. Guess they boycott that as well.

The Castro brothers are stars in the Dem party...unfortunately we may be hearing their names for a very long time.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 4:13:11 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero

So Rosie is ashamed that men fought and died for their own and other People’s Freedom. I’m ashamed she lives in the state of my Birth! God bless Texas!


7 posted on 03/12/2014 5:08:16 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Castro is against him then I’m for him. By the way, Joaquin, Buc-ees doesn’t need you. They will do just fine whether you boycott them or not.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 5:15:35 AM PDT by uptowngirl
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That’s cool. And I’m free to boycott San Antonio due to their religious intolerance and race-baiting.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 6:09:05 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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I now avoid San Antonio because it is full of criminal invaders. Quite a shame since there are many fine restaurants there that I love to frequent.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 8:50:41 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative; OrangeHoof
I’m free to boycott San Antonio due to their religious intolerance and race-baiting..I now avoid San Antonio because it is full of criminal invaders

Geeze!! Did I run over your puppy when you were a little girl?

11 posted on 03/12/2014 9:38:26 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

My puppies don’t like it down there either...


12 posted on 03/12/2014 9:43:02 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative
My puppies don’t like it down there either...

Yankee scum!!(/s)

13 posted on 03/12/2014 10:05:28 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Could be true, one is from Labrador...


14 posted on 03/12/2014 11:10:16 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I have the impression that the Texas Castros are just as Communist as the Cuban Castros.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 12:15:45 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Castro supporters avoid these stores then thefts will decrease and profits increase. A win for Buc-ees.

BTW, I’ve heard that Castro is their mother’s last name. Are they bastards?


16 posted on 03/12/2014 1:21:38 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This idiot wouldn’t even know where to find a Buc-ee’s

Joaquin Castro is just another mouth without a brain attached to it.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 5:57:01 PM PDT by TexanByBirth (Free Republic: where they may agree with the message, but they love to shoot the messenger!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Beaver is a family friend. He went out with my sister-in-law. They are good people.

She probably regrets letting him go.

18 posted on 03/12/2014 6:00:08 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: NELSON111

Out of context, that is a hilarious post


19 posted on 03/12/2014 6:01:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I now avoid San Antonio because it is full of criminal invaders.

Yeah, all those Air Force criminal invaders sure have ruined the place.

Same for those Army criminal invaders too


20 posted on 03/12/2014 6:01:43 PM PDT by TexanByBirth (Free Republic: where they may agree with the message, but they love to shoot the messenger!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is Fidel Castro joining Joaquin in the boycott? And how closely might they be related?


21 posted on 03/12/2014 6:28:14 PM PDT by PAR35
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That is less than 10% of the population there and I am probably being generous.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 5:27:26 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: PAR35
It looks like he sees Fidel walking by so he stands strong.
23 posted on 03/26/2014 3:44:43 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: OrangeHoof

The Castro brothers’ mother is an activist for the chicano separatist radical movement, Aztlan, that demand the return of U.S. Southwest to Mexico, a goal that they are successfully attaining by demographic invasion. The fruits never fall far from the tree. Like Obama, the Castro brothers have a very radical pedigree.


24 posted on 04/16/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: TexasRepublic

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BORDER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=klfmFUcBy5w

PASS ON


25 posted on 04/18/2014 11:23:02 AM PDT by Dqban22
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