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To: TopQuark; Rezod21
You really do not see the difference?

You really do not see the sarcasm in my post? I know there's a difference, but the point was that one can always use the rational of "harming innocents" when it comes to making this kind of decision. Appeasers say we shouldn't wage war (against anyone) because we will kill innocent civilians. Open border activists say we shouldn't secure our nation's borders because we are harming the poor immigrants who just want to feed their families. Etc, etc.

For, example, I'll never go watch a Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Streisand, Michael Moore, etc., movie, even though some of the gaffers and prop hands working on those movies may not be Leftist ideologues.

As for the Heinz workers, the vast majority are probably union and vote Democrat anyway. If there are conservative workers in the group too, for them I am sorry. But perhaps they should vote with their feet and go work for a company that doesn't fund extremist Leftist politicians and activists.

And as for your charges of "mob action," there is nothing anti-conservative about boycotting a product or a company for political reasons. Voting with one's pocketbook is as appropriate as voting with one's ballot.

46 posted on 04/15/2004 5:27:42 PM PDT by SpyGuy
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To: SpyGuy; All
I have been mulling over a personal boycott of Heinz products.

Let's face it. The Heinz Foundation makes donations to groups that many of us have strong philosophical disagreements with. Many of these groups have decided liberal leanings.

Theresa Heinz Kerry is also bankrolling her husband's candidacy with her dividends from Heinz stock. That's entirely her right to do so. I defend that.

But I will not buy Heinz products because I do not want any of my money to make it into the coffers of a liberal interest group or presidential candidate.

It's high time the people stood up and made it clear to the limousine liberals like John Kerry and his wife that "Enough is enough".

That's what I'm going to do!
48 posted on 04/15/2004 6:47:55 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: SpyGuy
there is nothing anti-conservative about boycotting a product or a company for political reasons. Voting with one's pocketbook is as appropriate as voting with one's ballot.

Right. But guilt by association is anti-conservative. If the Heinz company DID something you did not like --- that's another story. It did not: what you do not like is its name and nothing else.

50 posted on 04/15/2004 7:15:15 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: SpyGuy
For, example, I'll never go watch a Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Streisand, Michael Moore, etc., movie, even though some of the gaffers and prop hands working on those movies may not be Leftist ideologues.

I can't watch their movies, either. All I can think of when I see them is "We in Hollywood hate everything, especially America."

52 posted on 04/15/2004 7:28:07 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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