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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:13 PM
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If you smoke - can you at least smoke "Blue" please
I'm not here to get anyone to stop smoking, but after perusing through all the various "Buy Blue" websites I was suprised that there are a few Tobacco compannies that give more to democrats than republicans.

If I'm willing to sacrifice my cat's favorite food (CEO gave over $100k to repukes), then I'm asking all smokers (the kind you can get in stores) to try and switch to a "Blue" brand:

Here are a few "Buy Blue" websites:

http://www.cobb24.com/?p=Q2lnYXJldHRlcw==&cl=R2VuZXJhbC...

Blue Brands include:

Liggett Vector Brands: (84% Blue)
Canyon
Eve
Grand Prix
Jade
King Sport
Perfect Blend
Pyramid
Ralphs
Shurfine

Lorillard Corporation: (81% Blue)
Kent
Max
Newport
Old Gold
Satin
True
USA
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:15 PM
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1. OMG
The company that makes my cigs gave money to tom delay.

Time to quit smoking.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:16 PM
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2. Yes! I smoke Newport Lights
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:16 PM by bigwillq
That's cool right!It's on the list.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:18 PM
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3. well, I don't support smoking - but I'll put up with "Blue" smokes
:D
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:22 PM
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6. I know, I need to quit
:hi:
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:19 PM
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4. Your Cat?
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:22 PM by iamjoy
What did you feed it? What do you feed it now?

added on edit:
never mind, followed the link
Woo-woo Science Diet givest to Dems!
I buy that because my vet says it is healthier for them, I use the restricted diet because my cats are fat!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:20 PM
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5. I fed them Nutro Products
I'm switching to Royal Canin instead. They're based in France, high quality cat food and no donations to any political parties in the United States
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:44 PM
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37. Friggin' Nutro!! That's what I buy...urgh...
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 11:54 PM by AllyCat
I went to that site, but couldn't figure out how to look up pet food brands. Dang them!

Well, I can keep buying OneEarth from the natural foods store, but it is pricey when not on sale.

How do I find Nutro on that site? They weren't listed in Pet Supplies. Unfortunately, I must continue to buy Yesterday's News litter (80% Repuke) because it's the only variety that does not set off an asthma attack in one of my cats. Sigh...
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lenidog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:23 PM
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7. I am safe
I use a machine to make my own and its imported from the Netherlands
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:23 PM
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8. They still make Old Gold?
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:27 PM
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10. I was thinking the same thing...
Game Show Network used to show a show from the 1950's that was sponsored by Old Gold, so they remind me of a bygone era.
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:24 PM
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9. Sorry.
I don't see anything on there that will be even remotely good (or available where I am.)

Camels are going to have to do.
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Biased Liberal Media Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:02 PM
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20. Same here
I'm a Marbloro girl myself...
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:09 PM
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21. Ick.
Marlboros give me heartburn. I used to smoke M Lights, until I quit (aka, took a break) and after that, I could no longer tolerate Marlboros.

Camels all the way, blue or not, damn it!!!! (spoken like a true addict)
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Biased Liberal Media Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:11 PM
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25. Heart burn eh?
I have GERD (acid reflux disease) and it doesn't cause any problems for me. Weird!

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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:12 PM
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27. The most recent experience
Was from a woman I work with who quit smoking New Year's Day. She gave me her last pack. Let's just say Marlboro Lights and a rotten-ass hangover don't go well together.

Camels just taste so much better...
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Biased Liberal Media Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:13 PM
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28. Ehhh camels don't do anything for me
I don't like the taste...but to each their own!!! ;)
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:14 PM
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29. As an experienced cigarette smoker, with a highly-educated opinion
I have to say that you're wrong. :) Really. Wrong.
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Biased Liberal Media Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:16 PM
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30. Pfft
Okay...whatever floats yer boat. :)
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:18 PM
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31. Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm just saying. Camels are great. Not meaning to offend. But you're horribly, horribly wrong. :)
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Biased Liberal Media Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:20 PM
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32. No offense taken
you are most certainly entitled to your opinion, and I am most certainly entitled to disagree with your opinion! ;)
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:25 PM
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33. And I am most certainly entitled to think that you're opinion is wrong.
:)

CAMELS! CAMELS! CAMELS!





Wait a minute. Are we talking about cigarettes here?
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Biased Liberal Media Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:26 PM
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34. Yeah...did you have something else in mind??
LOL...
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:32 PM
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35. I got nuthin'.
:sulks:
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:34 AM
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38. P-mail me for the Foreign Legion camel joke
I'd get the whole friggin' thread locked if I posted it.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:34 PM
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11. According to that web site, Heinz is a red company
and supported Santorum.

That seems a little strange.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:37 PM
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12. Actually that is correct
Teresa has more to do with the Heinz Endowment funds than she does with the Ketchup product.

That was the funniest thing about that whole W Ketchup that was made - Heinz Corporation was always a red company
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:37 PM
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13. Theresa Heinz-Kerry is only on the board of directors...
she doesn't own a majority of the stock so really she has not much say in the business...Try explaining that to freepers and what do they do...boycott Heinz and make their own catsup! The dumbasses are boycotting a company that gives to their own kind
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:58 PM
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17. Too funny.
n/t
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:38 PM
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14. the only cigs i could smoke were marlboro reds when i smoked
i suppose they are big GOP supporters. oh well, i would probably still smoke them and hope nobody knew...
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:46 PM
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15. Off Topic but..
I'm so glad I looked at The List. My cable company is 100% blue. RCN and they gave to Ed Markey who voted against certifying the Ohio electoral vote. It was a choice between RCN and Comcast in my area and I chose RCN without knowing that. I can't get dish because my landlord doesn't allow dishes.


So now I don't feel so bad when I pay the bill every month.
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:10 PM
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22. Really?
RCN used to be my ISP, but I switched to something cheaper.

They were a good ISP, I have to say.
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:49 PM
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16. Hmm..
Kinda hard for me to vote with my dollars, since I don't have many, but I do support the Native Americans by buying my smokes from them.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:01 PM
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18. Smoke green...it's better for your attitude
:smoke:
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:11 PM
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23. Smoke both.
It's even BETTER for your attitude. ;)
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:12 PM
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26. Some people believe..
... that a cigarette potentiates the power of the green. Works for me :)
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:01 PM
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19. Well, I'm a Dunce
I was thinking, "What's blue smoke?" :P
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:11 PM
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24. I smoke...
... a pack of Camels a week.

I wouldnt' mind changing brands but I'm not sure any of those are available at the convenience stores I get them at.

I'll look...
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:38 PM
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36. but LynneSin!
besides old gold (or "old mold" as we used to affectionately say ;-) ) who has ever heard of any of those???

and, just a thought - i know that you are trying to help, thank you! - but...

since november, i have spent very, very few dollars red. i have made a point of shifting my dollars everywhere i possibly can to blue. even when it's (extremely) inconvenient. my mantra is something along the lines of "do i want to give my money to bush? do i? no, i do not!" so i drive a few extra miles, or buy the cereal that is not on sale, or (most painful) go without!

the majority of money spent red has been on... you guessed it! goddamn bloody philip f**king morris goddamn f**king goddamn ciggarettes!

and, i resent every penny i spend, and i know i have to quit!!

quitting is better. i don't know when i am going to be able to do it, but i know it has to be done. but now you've presented alternatives. arrrgggghhhhh! ;-)

i will investigate the brands you listed while i continue in my endeavor to transition to "non-smoker."
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:41 AM
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39. great website
thanks for the tip. now i'm looking up everything i buy and where
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