HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Is there a current list o...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:11 PM

Is there a current list of Red State businesses that NJ and NY folks can boycott?

Red State Brands to Boycott http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/11/08/71605/-Red-State-Brands-to-Boycott

The Daily Kos list is from 2004, and needs to be updated.

Foods:
=
Frito-Lay
Wise
Coca-Cola
Quaker
Gatorade
Florida's Natural


These look correct and we'd all be better off not consuming their unhealthful products anyway.

11 replies, 1228 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Reply Is there a current list of Red State businesses that NJ and NY folks can boycott? (Original post)
FarCenter Jan 2013 OP
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #1
FarCenter Jan 2013 #3
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #4
NCTraveler Jan 2013 #2
HappyMe Jan 2013 #5
FarCenter Jan 2013 #8
HappyMe Jan 2013 #10
bornskeptic Jan 2013 #6
FarCenter Jan 2013 #7
Jenoch Jan 2013 #11
blm Jan 2013 #9

Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:15 PM

1. Hmmmmm...

Not sure why anyone would boycott a business because of the actions of Republicans. A lot of Democrats work for companies in red states. Oh...like me!!

It would be sending the wrong message, imo.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Wait Wut (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:21 PM

3. Since it is businesses that support Republicans, we would be boycotting some of their big supporters

Does the business you work for support Democrats?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarCenter (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:25 PM

4. The company I work for...

...doesn't support any party.

It still doesn't make any sense to me. I think we'd be better off sitting back and watching them eat their own and making donations to Sandy Relief.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:18 PM

2. What a poor idea.

The mental disconnect is alarming.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:30 PM

5. This isn't going to help.

Donations (no matter how much) to Sandy relief funds will help those in need.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HappyMe (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:46 PM

8. Donations are totally inadequate.

To raise $60 billion would require a donation of $200 by every man, woman and child in the US.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarCenter (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:08 PM

10. Boycotting in this case is inadequate and plain silly.

In this case it's really not going to help anyone, and it might hurt those that are employed by those companies.

edit to clarify

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:33 PM

6. Illinois is a red state?

Quaker Oats headquarters is in Chicago. No, wait! Now it's owned by PepsiCo, which has headquarters in New York. So New York is a red state?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bornskeptic (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:43 PM

7. I said the list needed updating, I took off PepsiCo, but left on Quaker

But a better approach might be to boycott wheat and beef. Both of these mainly originate in Red States. Wheat comes from TX, OK, NB, SD, ND, and MT. Beef comes from those states and the next tier of states.

Boycott Idaho potatoes and buy potatoes from ME, NY or MN.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarCenter (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:39 PM

11. Problems often arise anytime a category of product

is boycotted. Minnesota is solidly a blue state with significant beef and wheat production. Unintended consequences and all that. Boycotts often do not have a great impact anyway.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:48 PM

9. Keep boycotting Koch, too. Any Art Pope business needs boycotting, as well.

.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread