Thursday, April 5, 2012


Editor Update:  Well Friends, Mr/Ms Anonymous got me on this one.  They dutifully noted Pepsi did the same (2010).

This editor should have checked before the knee jerk reaction.  Wouldn't it be nice if Mr/Ms Anonymous would be so kind to reveal who they are instead of hiding behind "anonymous"?  Then all the libs in town could go pat him/her on the back!   Anyway,  I will respectfully say Thank you to him/her for bringing this out! 

If not, throw out Coke and get some!

Coca-Cola Caves to Left Wing Bullying, Drops from Conservative Group

In an attack on voter ID laws around the nation, Democratic officials called for a boycott of Coca-Cola, Walmart, and other organizations that supported the American Legislative Exchange Council. Within five hours of the boycott threat, Coke had backed down, removing its funding from ALEC. They said:

The Coca-Cola Company has elected to discontinue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Our involvement with ALEC was focused on efforts to oppose discriminatory food and beverage taxes, not on issues that have no direct bearing on our business. We have a long-standing policy of only taking positions on issues that impact our Company and industry.

“We are organizing. We are not agonizing,” said Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC). Meanwhile, Color of Change joined the boycott effort, too.

This sort of coordination can come only from the top. And it is certainly interesting that the Democrats and their allies are using precisely the same sort of tactics – secondary boycotts – that they used with regard to Rush Limbaugh. This is their new overall strategy: target private businesses that support their opponents, and drive them into the ground with the tacit and not-so-tacit backing of government figures. Such coordination is an assault on the First Amendment of tremendous proportions.

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Anonymous said...

funny that you fail to mention this is standard procedure for the far right and their operatives; boycott, browbeat, and otherwise try and pressure politicians and business to fall in lock step with their social and policital beliefs. modern business is beginning to understand when they take social/political issues not in their best interest but in the best interest of right wing hacks trying to further their own idealogical belief there could be a price to pay. rush limbaugh and alec simply aren't worth the potential bad publicity, as coke said they are not interested in supporting issues that don't impact their business. as a free market capitolist i'm sure you support their right to choose who or what orginizations to support.

Anonymous said...

i just noticed your headline "GOT PEPSI" apparently you didn't know Pepsi dropped ALEC back in January. it would seem none of the major drink companies want anything to do with this special interest group that primarily offers up republican politicians that are bought and paid for to listen to their corporate masters.

Anonymous said...

Though an infrequent visitor to your fine site on the rare occasion I do stop in factual inaccuracies abound, with that said I bid you ado till the next time and your welcome, forever yours "A"

Anonymous said...

Most decent people who are sure of their accustaions normally are not afraid to reveal themselves.

That is unless one is prone to factual inaccuracies themselves.

But what a courageous person you must be not wanting to be exposed to the same standard you afford your counterparts......DALE MARKS CAMERON N.C

Anonymous said...

Someone should be careful in labeling themselves an "A"

That sure leaves a lot of leave way on what that could be the abbreviation for!

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