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Nov 16 2012

Wingnut: Boycott Blue States!

I didn’t think anyone would be able to top the idiot who reacted to Obama’s reelection by pledging not to speak to anyone ever again if he even suspects that they may have voted Democratic, but the anonymous dolt behind the site Boycott the Blue States gave it a hell of a shot. He thinks people should boycott any company whose headquarters is in a state that Obama won.

A large majority of my friends are shaking their heads in disbelief after this last election. Pastors who normally don’t delve into politics-are preaching it from the pulpit. Obama supporters are spiking the football and seeking to incite more and more division instead of unity. I believe GOD has a plan for this nation, I know Jesus is my Savior. I am not seeking “secession” or violent means for any resolution to the ongoing problems we face. I will protect my family at all costs though and that has brought me to this blog-as an extension of an idea I have kicked around since last Tuesday-my wife is in this with me-she knows I am crazy but supports me anyway! (Amen for God fearing Women!).

Here it is, my personal idea-this is just my family. We will not buy products that are made or have corporate headquarters in Blue State. At first we were kinda laughing and “aw we can buy from Alabama and Mississippi and other Southern Red States” Until we started researching corporate offices. Then that seemed pretty cut and dried until we looked at Verizon-my wireless carrier of 11 years. My brother used to work for them and swears they act as conservative Red State companies would. I argue they haven’t done enough-and though this one will cause some family divisions I remind myself that This is NOT a game.

No, it’s not. It’s you being a fucking moron. It amuses me that he wants to boycott Domino’s Pizza, for example. While its corporate headquarters is in Michigan, it was founded by Tom Monaghan, an extremely right wing Catholic who has used the billions he made from the company to fund every right wing cause imaginable. That also means he’ll have to boycott Amway, which is also responsible for funding much of the right wing in this country. It also means he can’t buy an American car, because they’re all headquartered in Michigan.

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  1. 1
    Chiroptera

    Dumbass McMoron: Obama supporters are spiking the football and seeking to incite more and more division instead of unity.

    Right. Because if there was one thing that characterized the Right Wing in the last few years, it has been their tireless efforts to avoid divisiveness.

  2. 2
    plutosdad

    “she knows I am crazy but supports me anyway! (Amen for God fearing Women!)”

    No, she doesn’t tell you not to blog or do this because she fears God, she knows you will give up and it’s easier to let you think you are getting your way. She is rolling her eyes and making fun of you when she’s out with her girlfriends, and embarrased by you.

  3. 3
    imrryr

    I hope he doesn’t mind throwing out his credit cards:

    Visa – San Francisco
    Mastercard – New York
    AMEX – New York
    Discover – Illinois

  4. 4
    fifthdentist

    Or, you know, you could hold your breath and stomp your feet for the next four years.

  5. 5
    democommie

    Hmmm. Good-bye to the NRA membership (VA & D.C.) and–I’m guessing–dozens to hundreds of ReiKKKwing orgs who are HQ’d in the area.

    Oh, yeah, stop cashing that SS check, dumbfuck, it comes from the District of Coloredpeopletellin’yourlilywhiteasshowtolive.

  6. 6
    Chiroptera

    I believe GOD has a plan for this nation….

    Is God’s plan to make this nation a great protector of liberty and equality and one in which people can enjoy a life with a certain measure of security and happiness?

    If so, you’re kind of in the way.

    I’m just sayin’, is all.

  7. 7
    imrryr

    @fifthdentist – I don’t know, he could wear out his shoes doing that:

    Nike, Converse, Addidas – Oregon
    Reebok and New Balance – Mass.
    Foot Locker – New York

  8. 8
    composer99

    anonymous caller for “blue state” boycott notes:

    my wife is in this with me-she knows I am crazy but supports me anyway!

    There are causes I would hope my wife is willing to have my back on. Boycotts based on arbitrary partisan divisions are, I hope, not one of them.

    I might add that we see some more Christianist ‘family values’ in action:

    My brother used to work for them and swears they act as conservative Red State companies would. I argue they haven’t done enough-and though this one will cause some family divisions I remind myself that This is NOT a game.

    Granting that it is not virtuous to maintain healthy relationships with blood kin for their own sake, it seems hypocritical to me to advance a “family values” position which does assert such a virtue, and then to flout it over nothing more than businesses’ geographical location.

  9. 9
    composer99

    Argh, blockquote fail.

    The final paragraph of #8 should be out of blockquotes.

  10. 10
    Michael Heath

    How is this yahoo going to avoid boycotting companies like Intel, Google, Cisco, Apple, Microsoft and I’m sure a bunch of other tech companies? I’m confident he’s violating his own boycott merely by publishing his boycott online.

    wingnut:

    Pastors who normally don’t delve into politics-are preaching it from the pulpit.

    I don’t believe for a minute that these supposed pastors just started getting political. For decades now conservative Christians have long been driven by the conflation of religion and politics. One speculative reason I hold: It seems to put men’s butts in the pews, though I’m confident that motivation to be more political is an unconscious one like so much thinking from this population.

    Their inherent bigotry combined with Fox News is creating a shriller and more overt environment. Which is also making it harder for some conservative Christians to deny this movement exists at the size it is 22 – 28% of the U.S. population, though some still do deny this reality in spite of the convincing empirical data (e.g., ‘no true Scotsman, “but, but, but, not my church”). But the fact is that conservative Christians became the dominant voting base in the GOP in the 2000 election; not this past one.

  11. 11
    Jasper of Maine

    seeking to incite more and more division instead of unity. I believe GOD has a plan for this nation

    You mean if everyone is forced to adopt your beliefs? That kind of unity?

    It reminds me of the contradiction in the pledge of allegiance – ” … One nation, under god, indivisible …”

    I’m sorry, but we’re a multicultural nation where people are allowed to disagree with you, and allowed to decide to live their lives apart from your insane doctrine.

  12. 12
    Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    This is how he plans to protest divisiveness?

  13. 13
    Jasper of Maine

    The key to an undivided union is one where diversity is embraced.

  14. 14
    Jim

    @13, It’s a little like that line from the Blues Brothers. The conservatives like both kinds of music – country AND western. To them, it’s diversity if you have a supply-side economist working with a social conservative.

  15. 15
    Ace of Sevens

    I hope he’s not in the military. He couldn’t use any of the equipment from Rockwell Collins, headquartered in Iowa. Also, GoDaddy is here and most other domain companies are in California, so he way have trouble running a web site.

  16. 16
    imrryr

    So… his blog is on blogspot. Blogspot is owned by Google.

    lol

  17. 17
    alanb

    As far as I know,the Cayman Islands didn’t vote for Obama. Maybe he can start researching which businesses have headquarters there.

  18. 18
    frog

    I hope he does follow through, and convinces as many of his friends as possible to follow suit. I see no downside for the rest of us if these guys have to live off nuts and berries in a shack for the rest of their lives.

    Unfortunately, he’ll do what all these fundie Christians do: Claim he’s living a life of total commitment, while only following the rules that are convenient for him and help bolster his sense of self-righteousness.

  19. 19
    Gregory in Seattle

    Microsoft is not only based in blue Washington, it is based in the bluest county of the state.

  20. 20
    raven42

    In real life, people of different races, religions, and political persuasions can and often do work together and live in the same areas. Every “blue state” has plenty of conservatives, and every “red state” has its share of liberals. You probably won’t find any liberals working in the offices of the AFA, but once you get outside of the realm of ridiculous partisan hacks, most organizations are going to have a bit of a mix. Even here in California, if I was dumb enough to try to excise the red state influence from my purchases I’d have a pretty damn hard time of it.

  21. 21
    reverendrodney

    What does he expect to drive, a Conestoga? (They were made in Indiana, by the way.)

  22. 22
    fifthdentist

    Then there’s this:

    “Video of the Day: Republican state senators in Georgia held a closed-door session in which they discussed a conspiracy theory involving President Obama trying to brainwash Americans on behalf of the United Nations “to transform America from the land of the free, to the land of the collective.” A Better Georgia caught nearly an hour of the four-hour meeting on camera.”

    I picture a room full of guys with handkerchiefs on their heads shouting ala Mr. Gumby.

  23. 23
    Mark Sherry

    In addition to Intel, AMD is based out of California, so good luck finding an x86 processor. Texas has a number of microchip developers, so maybe he can get an ARM processor from there, or from a non-American company. I’m not sure what he’ll run on it, though. Windows is out, as is MacOS, Solaris and BSD (due to its Berkeley-ness) . Although they’re quite dead, Amiga and BeOS are also verboten. Perhaps he could get by with Linux?

    Of course, he’ll have to move his site, since Blogspot is owned by Google. This will probably be easier for him than many of the other matters. He can probably find an appropriate registrar and hosting company, although perhaps none able to satisfy his unusual processor requirements.

    Unilever is British/Dutch, but its US headquarters are in New Jersey, which probably disqualifies them. Kraft, Kellogs, General Mills and Heinz are out. The Coca Cola Company and PepsiCo are both headquartered in red states, though, so he can have as much sugar water as he wants. ConAgra is Nebraska, so also safe.

  24. 24
    TX_secular

    raven42 makes a good point. Even here in Texas, “red state” central, almost 40% of the vote was for Obama and there were counties that had higher percentages. There is hope.

  25. 25
    savagemutt

    In addition to Intel, AMD is based out of California, so good luck finding an x86 processor. Texas has a number of microchip developers, so maybe he can get an ARM processor from there, or from a non-American company. I’m not sure what he’ll run on it, though. Windows is out, as is MacOS, Solaris and BSD (due to its Berkeley-ness) . Although they’re quite dead, Amiga and BeOS are also verboten. Perhaps he could get by with Linux?

    Maybe he could find an old TI-99 and a 300 baud modem.

  26. 26
    dingojack

    fifthdentist – funny I picture them wearing tinfoil hats and chain-mail Faraday suits, whispering to each other in fear-hushed tones whilst cowering under the solid oak conference table.
    Dingo

  27. 27
    vmanis1

    Fox News has both its head offices and its studios in New York City, I believe.

  28. 28
    katie

    They’re going to have a serious problem with that, given that Delaware (a blue state) is the legal residence of about half of American corporations.

  29. 29
    otrame

    Th fact that there is a back man in the White House who doesn’t clean the toilets has had these guys’ underwear in a gigantic knot for four years. Losing this election seems to have cut off all circulation to their brains.

    Such as they are.

  30. 30
    otrame

    *Arrrgghhhh

    BLACK MAN, I meant black man.

    Damnit

  31. 31
    fifthdentist

    dingo, apparently the guy behind that meeting was banished from his leadership post. …
    Not for that meeting concerning the grave threat of Obama’s Negro mind ray machine, but for some loan deal of his that went belly up.

  32. 32
    barryd

    imrryr says:

    “I hope he doesn’t mind throwing out his credit cards:

    Visa – San Francisco
    Mastercard – New York
    AMEX – New York
    Discover – Illinois”

    He’ll be better off withdrawing the several thousand $$ from his savings, paying them off and cutting them up. The interest is too steep.

    What? He doesn’t have that cash?

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh…………..guess he continues debt peonage to Blue State Finance Commies.

  33. 33
    frog

    Barryd: There are people who have and use credit cards, but pay the balance off each month and therefore never pay any interest or fees. It’s unlikely Mr. Boycott Blue Business is one of them, but it’s possible. (Or maybe he even pays everything in cash!)

    Which raises the point, how will he do any banking or investing? I guess he could bank with a local bank or credit union (I assume he lives in a red state), but if he has any sort of investments in a retirement fund, he’s almost certainly invested in a blue-state company, or is doing his investing through a company with HQ in a blue state.

    Looks like he’ll be back to the barter system.

  34. 34
    Modusoperandi

    As long as they don’t fire on Fort Sumter, I don’t care how much Chick-fil-A they cram their faces with.

  35. 35
    baal

    “Obama supporters are spiking the football and seeking to incite more and more division instead of unity.”

    I would be more supportive of this view if ‘unity’ meant something to this wingnut other than subjugation of most of the population to a handful of narrow minded harm maximizing theocrats. Also, wingnut is missing the point were diverse groups (including liberal white men) supported Obama. So far as they are spiking the football, it’s an act of solidarity between those diverse groups.

  36. 36
    SnowyBiscuit

    Without blue states, where will plutocrats get their lobsters?

  37. 37
    Forbidden Snowflake

    Michael Heath:

    How is this yahoo going to avoid boycotting companies like Intel, Google, Cisco, Apple, Microsoft and I’m sure a bunch of other tech companies?

    The yahoo will even have to boycott Yahoo!, which resides in California.

  38. 38
    Draken

    Perhaps someone could fuck with his head by telling him that, pssst, all that stuff is manufactured in Red Commie China.

  39. 39
    rolfboettger

    I wonder how many he can use to shop for Christmas if he also uses the “Naughty or Nice” list published by the Liberty Counsel.

  40. 40
    davem

    Odd that the aforesaid blogger uses a .co.uk address. Is he actually a commie pinko socialist?

  41. 41
    caseloweraz

    Is he a smoker, I wonder? Most tobacco companies are headquartered in North Carolina, I believe, and that went red by a small margin, so I guess his habit is safe if he has it. And he certainly won’t have any qualms about beer or bourbon.

  42. 42
    caseloweraz

    Well, Chick-Fil-A is safe: Headquartered in Atlanta, GA. (And he already has them on his “good companies” list.)

  43. 43
    caseloweraz

    Mark Sherry writes: “In addition to Intel, AMD is based out of California, so good luck finding an x86 processor. Texas has a number of microchip developers, so maybe he can get an ARM processor from there, or from a non-American company. I’m not sure what he’ll run on it, though. Windows is out, as is MacOS, Solaris and BSD (due to its Berkeley-ness) . Although they’re quite dead, Amiga and BeOS are also verboten. Perhaps he could get by with Linux?”

    He could certainly get by with Linux, if he has the technical skill to install it. I don’t think it’s been made turnkey as yet. His blog’s home page shows 117 errors, 10 warnings — although it’s not clear if that’s his fault.

    BTW: Commodore Amiga is far from dead — although it doesn’t use Motorola CPUs any longer.

  44. 44
    Shawn Smith

    … although it [Commodore Amiga] doesn’t use Motorola CPUs any longer.

    Then it ain’t an Amiga. (recalls fond memories of assembly language programming on the Amiga)

  45. 45
    Modusoperandi

    Draken “Perhaps someone could fuck with his head by telling him that, pssst, all that stuff is manufactured in Red Commie China.”
    Low wages, low labour safety, low environmental standards, a brutal justice system, and a small, above the law, rich and powerful elite over a large, poor, obedient peasantry? China’s more red state than most actual red states.

  46. 46
    yoav

    They should probably ask Obama to come and take away their guns.
    Colt- Connecticut
    Smith & wesson – Massachusetts
    Winchester- Connecticut

  47. 47
    shockna

    hey should probably ask Obama to come and take away their guns.
    Colt- Connecticut
    Smith & wesson – Massachusetts
    Winchester- Connecticut

    Nah. If he’s like most of the dumbass conservative gun nuts I know, most of his guns are (warning: turn off the irony meter NOW) Russian military surplus. >_>

  48. 48
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @4. fifthdentist :

    Or, you know, you could hold your breath and stomp your feet for the next four years.

    Not likely seeinga show one needs to

    a) Go to the toilet.
    b) Sleep & last but not least
    c) breathe.

    I give that five minutes max before one passes out and starts automatically not holding ones breath anymore.

    But the Wingnut is welcome to try, whatever (harmlessly) helps deal with the pain of the massive election loss I guess.

  49. 49
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Dangnabbit! That’s :

    Not likely seeing as how one needs to :

    Natch. Sorry.

  50. 50
    dingojack

    shockna – wouldn’t a Luger P08 (17/48th of an inch*, none of that pansy, commie NATO 7.62mm, bullshit) be more suitable for the RW gun-nut?
    Dingo
    —-
    * 9mm

  51. 51
    speed0spank

    These people drive me bananas. A lot of the red states are among the poorest states in our country and take from the govt. well over a dollar for every dollar they contribute. Where do they think the bulk of those dollars come from?
    Apparently they want all the states to be as poor so our whole country can…collapse? Is that their end game?
    Confusing.

  52. 52
    Noadi

    He could certainly get by with Linux, if he has the technical skill to install it.

    There are some pretty easy to install distros out there like Ubuntu. But how more commie can you get than a bunch of people working to create an operating system to give away for free?

  53. 53
    bradleybetts

    “(Amen for God fearing Women!)”

    The fact she sighed, shook her head and said “Yes dear, I’ll go and alter the shopping list” does not make her a “God fearing woman”, it makes her a good wife who knows when she’s fighting a losing battle with her nutjob of a husband.

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