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Amazon.com Is For Republicans
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/22/4 | Mark Morford

Posted on 12/22/2004 8:05:50 AM PST by SmithL

Attention, liberal shoppers! Next year, screw those GOP-supportin' companies, and try buying blue

Do you care much that greasy ol' Pizza Hut gave tens of thousands in PAC money to the GOP last year? How about the fact that Taco Bell stopped pumping out their happily toxic semirancid meatlike substances just long enough to write a fat check to the conservative Right? Isn't that weirdly fascinating, in a depressing and indigestible sort of way?

Does it matter a whit that, say, Fruit of the Loom underwear gave nearly 100 percent of its corporate donations to tighty-whitey-wearing Republicans, nearly every one of whom I'm guessing wouldn't know appetizing undergarments from a flap of burlap and some string?

Do you think maybe it should? Matter, that is?

This is what happened: there was this list, see, a long and rather surprising list of major consumer corporations in America, and it detailed just how much money each company forked over to the respective political parties last year in political-action-committee (PAC) donations.

Stop yawning. It gets better.

And the list was a bit revelatory and interesting, as such lists are often wont to be, and the companies' fiscal behavior might even surprise you a little, might even take you aback and make you reconsider your consumerist options, especially the part about how Amazon.com gave 60 percent of their donations to the GOP and except maybe for the part about how Coors Brewing gave almost every penny of their donations to Republicans in a concerted effort to, presumably, stop them icky Colorado gays from getting married and keep women in their place, all while furthering the cause of skanky undrinkable pisswater beer made for red-blooded Americans who lack taste buds and hope.

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


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Morfordite Alert!
1 posted on 12/22/2004 8:05:50 AM PST by SmithL
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To: presidio9

Poofy Ping.


2 posted on 12/22/2004 8:06:44 AM PST by martin_fierro (</pith>)
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To: SmithL; martin_fierro

3 posted on 12/22/2004 8:08:45 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: SmithL

Where's the barf alert?


4 posted on 12/22/2004 8:09:50 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (I can no longer dicern real stories from satire on this site. America is losing her common sense.)
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To: SmithL

I checked out the website he's talking about. It lists "blue" and "red" companies.
There are a couple of companies listed that I didn't know were blue. I'll not be shopping there any more.


5 posted on 12/22/2004 8:10:04 AM PST by wolfpat
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To: martin_fierro

I am glad Amazon is not a "blue" company.

My wife is a gormet chef and "needed" about $700 of Lecruset (sp?) cast iron, but enameled, cooking stuff this Christmas. (Actually very cool products for foodies, alas.)

It was bad enough buying French products. I don't think I could stand being double-whammed.


6 posted on 12/22/2004 8:10:24 AM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: SmithL
Someone please post all the "right wing" supporting companies from this article...I'd like to note what they are, and give them some business whenever possible. I'm not a huge fan of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell or Fruit of the Loom...but maybe I can help them out with gift certificates for friends. :)
7 posted on 12/22/2004 8:10:35 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SmithL
Fruit of the Loom underwear gave nearly 100 percent of its corporate donations to tighty-whitey-wearing Republicans
I swear I always I feel much better wearing Fruit of the Loom underwear... now I know why :)
8 posted on 12/22/2004 8:10:36 AM PST by Toidylop
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To: SmithL
I'm guessing wouldn't know appetizing undergarments from a flap of burlap and some string?

I wonder what his favorite flavor is?

9 posted on 12/22/2004 8:10:49 AM PST by frog_jerk_2004
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To: SmithL

I hope this guy was wearing a tie, so someone could help him get his head out of his A--. I would know where he was from without naming his city.


10 posted on 12/22/2004 8:11:00 AM PST by snowman1
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To: SmithL

This thing was actually published? Thank goodness I haven't bought a Chronicle in about ten years.


11 posted on 12/22/2004 8:11:44 AM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: SmithL

Does this guy really get paid for writing this garbage. It is pathetic how hatefilled Dums are. Anyway, all good fascist/socialist/commie/dums don't have any money to spend.


12 posted on 12/22/2004 8:13:18 AM PST by marty60
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To: GVgirl

"Fruit of the Loom underwear gave nearly 100 percent of its corporate donations to tighty-whitey-wearing Republicans,..."

Yeah, cause everybody knows that's all FOTL makes, tightey whiteys.

That article was so hate-ladened, it actually made me concerned for the soul of it's writer.


13 posted on 12/22/2004 8:14:58 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: SmithL
I was ticked at Amazon for how it treated Unfit for Command -- but now all is forgiven!
14 posted on 12/22/2004 8:15:23 AM PST by Rocko
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To: GVgirl

The only time I bought a Chronicle was on 9/12/2001. And it was only because the Merc was sold out (not that the Merc is much better).

Still have it on my desk at work.


15 posted on 12/22/2004 8:15:43 AM PST by Betis70 (I'm only Left Wing when I play hockey)
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To: L98Fiero
That article was so hate-ladened, it actually made me concerned for the soul of it's writer.

You hane nothing to worry about.

16 posted on 12/22/2004 8:17:27 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Stay safe in the "sandbox" Greg!)
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To: presidio9

LOLOLOL!!!!!


17 posted on 12/22/2004 8:18:22 AM PST by mike182d
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To: frog_jerk_2004

Chocolate.

Sorry, someone had to say it.


18 posted on 12/22/2004 8:18:54 AM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: SmithL
There's nothing on Earth I consider more pathetic than a pansy-male full of hatred.  Morford makes it worse because he thinks he witty and cute.

Honestly, I have more respect for Islamic suicide bombers: even in the depths of their evil they, at the very least, have a seriousness of commitment.

19 posted on 12/22/2004 8:19:09 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (I know a great deal about the Middle East because Ive been raising Arabian horses" Patrick Swazey)
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To: Finalapproach29er
Sorry if I was too subtle for you:

Morfordite Alert!

20 posted on 12/22/2004 8:22:10 AM PST by SmithL (People who are willing to accept everything, don't believe in anything.)
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