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Do people who boycott Chick Fil A also boycott movies with Scientologists or other scientology-owned businesses?
If I did buy Oreos, I wouldn't stop buying them now. If I didn't buy Oreos, I wouldn't start buying them now.To be fair and to provide full disclosure, I've been into lower carbs and lower-glycemic food choices, for the vast most part, for many months now. And even a few years before that, the cookies I (we) ate, I baked myself. (The philosophy behind that: If you're going to have a cookie, have a cookie, for goodness sake! And that is the philosophy I will continue to maintain, going forward, by the way.)However, nothing in my second paragraph in any way takes away from what I said in the first. There is consistency of decades standing therein, and I don't plan on changing in that regard.
And there, ladies and gentlemen, for you utter disgust and repulsion, are the Ann Althouse commenters.
Good grief, jimspice, I don't hardly think I'm representative of even any particular subgroup of commenters at Althouse. And goodness knows that the majority of commenters here, much less any subgroup in particular, wouldn't hardly think so either. (Actually, many would of both would firmly NOT think so.)So, since I know you're not responding to my one, lone, little comment: What, and who, exactly are you talking about? Perhaps you should specify.That is, unless you're all about the broad-brushing;--you know, "ladies and gentlemen!" showmanship and drama and whatnot. In which case: WTF? How are you different from anyone else? Etc.
Although, on the other hand, you might maybe perhaps be hardily, not to mention heartily, be offering kudos all around, to all and sundry--in which case, I apologize.That other hand seems highly unlikely.
I'm curious how you're able to look at the polling data we have and not see it as just a total upcoming rout in favor of marriage equality.Eventually, and probably sooner rather than later, neuroscience will identify a cure for the psychological defect known as homosexuality. The overwhelming majority of decent parents will have their gay kids cured, and the world can abandon the nonsensical equation of mental illness and normalcy.
As I am quiet new in Jewish, looking around for some Jewish information> Got something important here. Nice to get it. This piece goo.gl/DT6FN of video helped me forgive and let go of my frustration.
This is the Oreo maker's Piss Christ moment.
In general all parades/festivals have a local community vibe, so corporate teams coming in sounds inauthentic to the purpose of people gathering.
I notice that the only advertising I ever see directed at homosexuals is free (e.g. facebook).Most of the people who would be bothered by it will never see it. So no harm done. Pretty craven variety of support actually
Renee said... Rusty,On Saint Patrick's Day, yes I get offended. I'm not Irish, but neither was Patrick.Also I'm surprised with all the corporate sponsers in Pride Parades. I can see local businesses, but national chains???It's Ok to be upset. It's a free country. or was.Companies targeting a demographic! Where will it end!?It's a fuckin cookie, fer chrisakes. It's for children and adults who think like chilren.
I don't eat Oreos. I have celiac disease, an allergy to chocolate, and diabetes runs in my family. However, it seems to me that Kraft (and every other company that makes political statements) takes a huge chance on ticking off a certain portion of the market. I also don't know how much God cares if I buy "sinful" products. I think I'm supposed to love the sinner and hate the sin. Personally, I don't struggle with lust - I've been in a faithful marriage for 20 years - but I do understand that some folks do struggle with it. Laziness and gluttony are my personal struggles among the 7 deadly sins. And ALL of us struggle with at least one of them. It's human nature.
Renee: In general all parades/festivals have a local community vibe, so corporate teams coming in sounds inauthentic to the purpose of people gathering.Which is why they have to hand out free stuff. As long as they bribe us, it's okay.
Rusty, I see it as a cultural group keeping their practices authentic without commercial support. Ever been anywhere and think to yourself, that it became to commerrcial?It is why we may enjoy the local 4th of July parade over Macy's Thanksgiving. My city hosts many fesitivals for its size, and it is all about supporting the local economy. So to see national chains/brands come in, seems odd. I'm not a demographic, I'm a person.
Just wanted to take a moment to comment that the term "bigot" in this context is tiresome and intellectually lazy. It's not even a real argument. It simply assumes "I'm right, you're wrong" and doesn't bother attempting to understand or engage the other points of view.
Renee said... Rusty, I see it as a cultural group keeping their practices authentic without commercial support. Ever been anywhere and think to yourself, that it became to commerrcial?Yeah, see. This is where you and i have to differ. My orange irish and English acestors left the old sod and came to America ahead of the revolution and never looked back. My German ancestors left the fatherland ahead of NapoleonIIs conscription and never looked back.Two cultures with a reputation for drinking and fighting.The best part of both cultures came to this country to get away from their overbearing history. So no, I don't care if they dye the river green or paint their asses green. Have octoberfest every month. So what?Nobody came here to preserve their heritage. They came here to make a heritage for their children.So. Fook the Irish. And the krauts too.
Crap, I'm always late to the discussion and now everything has been said. Garage: I'll be in Mad Town in a couple weeks. I believe you said I could buy you a beer next time I'm in town. Let's book it.
Not everything has been said yet.Althouse has the hottest spambots of any blog.There. Now everything has been said.I'd add that jimspice's comment is pompous and pointless, but that gets said all the time.
"On Saint Patrick's Day, yes I get offended. I'm not Irish, but neither was Patrick."My spouse's grandparents were Irish, and she loathes the way St. Patrick's day is done in the U.S. She finds it infantilizing and stupid.
*shrug* I've already stopped drinking Coke and Pepsi; if eating a food means some kind of socially compulsory endorsement of its manufacturer, I can probably cut a few more.I want tasty food, not a lecture.
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