Skip to comments.Penzey’s Spices Spends $100,000 to Support Trump Impeachment
Posted on 10/10/2019 10:35:06 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
Bill Penzey, the owner of Penzeys Spices, is putting his money where his mouth is by promoting on Facebook the impeachment of President Donald Trump, according to a report from Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) on Wednesday.
According to advertising data released by Facebook, Penzeys Spices, a Wauwatosa-based spice company, spent $109,933 between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 posting and reposting an ad that called Trumps phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky a mandatory open and shut case for the impeachment,' WPR reported.
The same report notes that Penzey claims the amount he has spent in support of impeachment is now over $124,000.
The cost of the ad campaign by Penzey in support of impeachment actually exceeds what Democratic candidate for president Elizabeth Warren spent on Facebook ads in support of impeachment, $20,000, during the same period, according to a report in Axios.
Penzeys advertising on Facebook, ostensibly about promoting the direct marketing of spices by his company, has become so partisan that the social media company has reclassified Penzeys ads to about social issues, elections or politics.
The owner of Penzeys Spices has also made it a point to repeatedly insult potential Republican customers in his company newsletter by calling them racists. That pattern continued in this ad.
The reality is the Republican Party has turned its back on conservative values and has instead come to embrace the textbook racism of white nationalism, Penzey wrote in the ad. For the worlds greatest military power to embrace nationalism is scary-dangerous.
Penzey told WPR that while he has heard from conservatives unhappy with his company engaging in politics, he does not plan to change his advertising strategy.
I think in this coming election theres going to be a lot of opportunities for businesses that have values to share those values with their customers, he told WPR. And I think thats going to work out well for the businesses that do.
However, Penzey wrote in the ad that the loss of business from conservatives has hurt the company.
Ive always seen our mission as promoting and protecting the kindness found at the heart of cooking, Penzey wrote. Its cost us, but I dont see any way of us being us without standing up to the cruelty the Republican Party is now promoting.
Ironically, a recurring complaint in Penzeys ads is how campaign finance laws allow conservative organizations to financially support Republican candidates. Yet Penzey continues to use his company and its revenue to support Democrats.
Enjoy your bankruptcy, Penzey.....................
I don’t know what Benzie’s Spices are.
I’ve never sought them or bought them.
Now I never will.
Fascists within. Thanks for posting.
This is awful!!!!
What is it? :)
Never heard of or bought before and Certainly won’t now.
Never heard of Penisey spices.
Penzey is a putz. Let him flush his money down the toilet.
Rats on their Facebook page are screaming that they and all their millions of liberals will be overjoyed to buy from them to make up the loss of their conservative customers. Lots of hate, hate, hate!!!!
Once more, I ask - Impeachment for WHAT, exactly?
Was it for causing Herself to LOSE the 2016 race for Presidential Electoral College votes (the only ones that count, regardless of the popular vote), or was it for facing down and revealing the extent of the Deep State as the Swamp was being drained?
Or is it just for being “un-Presidential” and repeatedly tweeting early in the day?
simultaneous corporate and personal IRS tax audits are no fun.
“Never heard of Penisey spices.”
Lots of Rats suddenly have.
How’s that eatery doing that trashed Sarah Sanders and family?
My wife and I have been Penzey’s customer for years. Not anymore. Hope all their liberal, vegan, homo, coastal chefs can buy enough to make up the difference.
a mandatory open and shut case for the impeachment,’
I’m going to post Coulters latest article on his FB page....
I dropped this POS in 2015 when he came out against Trump.
Not sure if it affected his sales much.
I would get catalogs all the time. They stopped abruptly when I told him to get lost.
Anyone have any idea if his business was affected?
His spices and stuff are over priced anyway. The Spice House is better.
I grow my own.
Stopped going to our local brick and mortar in 2016. The missus and I used to really enjoy going and picking regular use stuff and things that looked interesting to try. Glad she was not here to see them show their a$$ in 2016, and again now!
Still working through on-hand stock (because throwing things away is not frugal), but regular use stuff is now being filled by Wegmans, or HT, or Aldi.
Doubt their business model will be affected by my absence, but just can’t see supporting that particular gang of id-10-t
This is what he posted on his FB page....
October 3 at 11:07 AM ·
Because somebody needs to say this:
Its the end of the Republican Party as we know itAnd we should all feel fine :)
At last, a flat-out good seven days for America. This week the curtain was finally pulled back on how deeply un-American the Republican Party has become. This week made clear the Republican Partys been hijacked by the one-two combo of unlimited political spending and foreign forces seeking to end the very concept of government of, by and for the people. From just the White House-released summary, the Ukraine scandal is a mandatory open and shut case for the impeachment, but it is also so much more.
From a distance it can be easy to see the forces behind what the Republican Party has become as attacking Americas liberal traditions, but it isnt that at all. Just the opposite really. Look around; more so than in decades, Americas liberalism is fruitful and multiplying. Penzeys recently got the trademark for Season Liberally. As trademarks go its probably a pretty valuable one. Truth be told, what the Republican Party has become is entirely an attack on our countrys conservative values. Look at this president; what is conservative about him? Nothing. Nothing at all. And its his party now.
The reality is the Republican Party has turned its back on conservative values and has instead come to embrace the textbook racism of white nationalism. For the worlds greatest military power to embrace nationalism is scary-dangerous. Ive always seen our mission as promoting and protecting the kindness found at the heart of cooking. Its cost us, but I dont see any way of us being us without standing up to the cruelty the Republican Party is now promoting. The spice business, at its best, can be a gateway to the world of beauty that diversity has created all around us. I want us to be the spice business at its best.
In this moment, we live at the heart of the struggle to defend American values both liberal and conservative. We dont know what is coming next or even how we got here. Over the decades, one of the things Ive come to admire most about Cooks is that they dont need certainties in order to do what is right, they find those in need and take care of them. Still, at some point future historians will have to come up with a consensus of how the values of the Republican Party were rewritten. My take is that it is the propaganda of the media of the right that will take the blame.
We have our Penzeys Voice Of Cooking emails where we try to constantly find new ways to share the goodness at the heart of cooking. You should sign up here: http://spices.penzeys.com/voice.html Part of that voice is standing up to the cruelty to those less privileged that the Republican Party has come to embrace. This means customers leaving us and oftentimes sending me emails explaining why. Heres a recent one that sums up so well the effect of the propaganda republican voters live within:
I was going to order some spices but I will not order ever from you. There are millions of people who believe in the ideals of the Republican Party. These ideals are smaller government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, strong national defense, and free markets. They believe the role of government is to give people the freedom to pursue these goals. You can believe what you want and express those views, just as I have the right to not buy anything from you and the right to tell my friends your prejudice against Conservatives and Republicans.
The reality is, the past two years saw republicans holding the White House and both houses of Congress doing the exact opposite of all the things she sees herself as supporting them for. Under republican control, government grew larger than ever before, womens and minority rights were cut back, debts skyrocketed as we stopped paying our bills, our militarys leadership was undermined as were our allies and NATO, plus as I can tell you personally as a company that brings you the best the world has to offer, tariffs have gone through the roof. Free trade? Good grief.
As a spice business we interact with customers from every possible walk of life. Its also our job to travel all those less-beaten paths of the world that the spice trade lives along. Ive found in every new shared experience, in every interaction, there is the chance for change. Whenever you ask yourself why would someone do that, spend some time with them and find out. Maybe you will end up doing that, too. But sometimes as humans we can be the victims of propaganda, sometimes weve been intentionally taught to believe in what is not true. This is never easy to overcome, but we must try.
So many of us have loved ones who have fallen into supporting what the Republican Party has become in spite of their living lives radiating the decency their party now attacks. Truth is, theres little hope in trying to counter a belief that is 180 degrees at odds with facts. That belief is there because of propaganda, and as long as that propaganda is broadcast, that belief will be nearly impossible to shake. This is why in the events of this past week there is so much to be so very excited for.
You may not have been paying much attention this week, but the short version is the end is very near for this terrible turn the Republican Party has taken. The presidents Ukraine scandal is the big one. I get that it can be hard to believe any scandal will stick, but this one is different. This one is going to show you, from its very beginning, our nation has been built up from its bedrock to be ready for any political party that would crown their leader king. America is something special. Looks like now everybodys going to have a front row seat for seeing why.
The Mueller report was the FBI presenting a case they hoped would give the ten impeachable charges of obstruction they found a fair trial. With that report we discovered that it was not just the president who is guilty of obstruction but the members of his party as well. With the Ukraine charges this is so much more than the FBI asking for a fair trial. This is all the checks and balances of those who were there at Americas founding, and knew the tyranny of living under kings, coming home to roost.
Its been little more than a week since we first heard of the whistleblower complaint and already the rising wave has engulfed not only the President, but the Vice President, Attorney General and the Secretary of State as well. This is just getting started. While the Republican Party believed itself in the free and clear, it seems those whose jobs it is to protect this country have been on the job all along. Sure seems everything the party has become since Russias intervention in the 2016 election has been carefully lined up like dominoes. With the release of the whistleblower complaint the first domino got pushed. Whoosh!
Boats start by sinking slowly, then sink fast. Those on the inside of the party and its media know the main hatchways caved in. As the dominoes fall, America will soon be asking why on earth should we buy any product from any company that gives even one cent towards keeping Fox on the air? This is moving quickly. Already Fox is hedging. Already Drudge is asking wheres the beef the presidents promised economic growth?
Nows not yet the time for counting chickens, but cautious optimism is definitely warranted. Without its propaganda the Republican Party we have come to know is done. Without that propaganda machine we get our loved ones back and thats worth celebrating. Hooray!
For conservatives, this is your time, too. Havent you grown tired of the burden of being with the bad guys on every issue? There is absolutely no reason conservatives cant be on the good guys side when it comes to racism, health care, refugees, affordable accessible birth control, gender equality, and pretty much every pressing issue of today. Conservation was virtually named after you. The forces that twisted conservative values into opposing conservation lost big this week. This is a Victory for every living thing on this planet. Seriously, REJOICE!!!
Our nations enemies didnt co-opt the Republican Party for no reason. America and its voice FOR ever-growing freedom and AGAINST the rule of dictators matters. The work to unravel the corruption thats taken hold of republican-held branches of government wont be easy. If liberals have to fix this on their own, they can and will, but it would be awesome to have conservatives pitching in alongside. You guys are hard workers, plus you always bring those cakes we like. Its time for you conservatives to get off the sidelines and back into the game. Now is the chance to take back your values. The opening is right there in front of you. Please get to it. We have your backs.
Please pass this message along to all that see the value in America or who, with the right encouragement, might have the chance to. And if the opportunity arises, hug a whistleblower. They are keeping all that is good about America alive.
Thanks for your continued support,
Enjoy your bankruptcy, Penzey.....................
Unlikely. That business must have crazy good margins.
I dropped them back when Penzey was vocally supporting the recall of Governor Scott Walker. I’m not kidding when I say I’ve spent thousands of dollars with them through the years. It used to be a fun adventure to go to their shop.
I was on their e-mail list, and the venom just dripped from his missives and hasn’t let up since. He’s seriously nuts!
Socialist, Stupid and Drunk is no way to go through life, Son!
A little research led me to many other great spice outlets WITHOUT a double-helping of HATE.
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