Buy Blue.org. It is the best source of companies to boycott I've ever found. Most of the usual suspects are there; Starbucks, Polo, Barnes & Noble, Google, Gateway, Apple, AFC, Panera and Costco. But some are surprising to me; Black & Decker, Foot Locker, Diamond Resorts and Caribou Coffee just to name a few.
If you want to see how far left and whacko these dips are check out "Current Campaign". It's all about our leftist friends at Progressive Insurance with a litttle Soros and other Marxist thrown in.
BTW - all the above companies are the highest rated...dark blue. We need to show the far left that two can play that game. And who the Hell does Starbucks think is buying their overpriced Coffee-crack (sue the bastards!) blue state urban street bums??? Oh, and my good friends at Sonic burgers are dark blue too. They are trying to settle a suit with me right now...the price of settling just went up!
We have people here wearing blue wristbands (like the yellow Lance Armstrong bands) who wear them to represent that they live in a "blue" state (yes, PA was a blue state ).
Here are the companies with > 50% "Buy Blue" ratings - Never purchase ANYTHING from them:
AFC Enterprises, Inc 100%
Aloha Air Group, Inc. 100%
American Apparel, LLC 100%
Bally Total Fitness Holding Corporation 100%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. 100%
Benihana Inc 100%
Black & Decker Corporation, The 100%
Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation 100%
Caribou Coffee Company Inc. 100%
Charming Shoppes, Inc 100%
Choice Hotels International, Inc. 100%
Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc. 100%
Diamond Resorts International 100%
Foot Locker, Inc 100%
Frederick's of Hollywood, Inc. 100%
Google Inc. 100%
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. 100%
J. Crew Group, Inc 100%
Jamba Juice Company 100%
Jo-Ann Stores, Inc 100%
Levi Strauss & Co. 100%
Linens 'n Things, Inc 100%
Loews Hotels Holding Corporation 100%
Luxottica Group S.p.A. 100%
Myriad Restaurant Group, Inc. 100%
Panera Bread Company 100%
Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation 100%
Powell's Books, Inc. 100%
Progressive Corporation 100%
Recreational Equipment, Inc. 100%
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc 100%
Skechers U.S.A., Inc 100%
Sonic Corp. 100%
SPS Studios, Inc. 100%
Starbucks Corporation 100%
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. 100%
Tom's of Maine 100%
Working Assets Funding Service, Inc. 100%
Apple Computer, Inc. 99%
Costco Wholesale Corporation 99%
Amerada Hess Corporation 98%
Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc 97%
L.L. Bean, Inc. 97%
Academy Sports & Outdoors, Ltd 93%
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts 93%
Overstock.com, Inc. 93%
Sharper Image Corporation 93%
Signet Group plc 93%
E. & J. Gallo Winery 92%
7-Eleven, Inc. 84%
BancWest Corporation 84%
Electronic Arts Inc. 84%
Gateway, Inc. 84%
Hilton Hotels Corporation 84%
Crate and Barrel (Euromarket Designs Inc.) 83%
Mattel, Inc. 81%
Estee Lauder Companies Inc., The 80%
Gap Inc. 77%
JetBlue Airways Corporation 75%
The Timberland Company 75%
Netflix, Inc 72%
Clorox Company, The 69%
Frontier Airlines, Inc. 67%
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. 66%
The Robert Mondavi Corporation 62%
Fannie Mae 59%
Triarc Companies, Inc. 59%
Caesars Entertainment, Inc 58%
Brown-Forman Corporation 57%
eBay Inc. 57%
Landry's Restaurants, Inc 57%
Omaha Steaks International, Inc. 57%
Prudential Financial, Inc 57%
Sun Microsystems, Inc. 57%
VF Corporation 57%
Dillard's, Inc. 55%
H&R Block, Inc. 55%
Liz Claiborne, Inc. 55%
H. E. Butt Grocery Company 54%
Comcast Corporation 53%
Foster's Group Limited 53%
RARE Hospitality International, Inc. 53%
MCI, Inc. 52%
CVS Corporation 51%
UAL Corporation 51%
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 50%
Adidas-Salomon AG 50%
AMC Entertainment Inc. 50%
Ann Taylor Stores Corporation 50%
Ansell Healthcare Incorporated 50%
Best Western International, Inc. 50%
Big Lots, Inc. 50%
BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. 50%
BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG) 50%
Bombay Company Inc, The 50%
Borders Group, Inc. 50%
Carhartt, Inc 50%
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. 50%
Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc 50%
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. 50%
Clif Bar Inc. 50%
Cold Stone Creamery 50%
Colgate-Palmolive Company 50%
CompUSA Inc. 50%
Cosi, Inc 50%
Denny's Corporation 50%
Eddie Bauer (Spiegel, Inc.) 50%
Elephant Bar (S.B. Restaurant Co.) 50%
Fry's Electronics, Inc. 50%
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. 50%
Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. 50%
Hollywood Entertainment Corporation 50%
Hot Topic, Inc 50%
IKEA International A/S 50%
Ingram Micro Inc 50%
Jack in the Box Inc. 50%
Kmart Holding Corporation 50%
Lindt & Sprungli AG 50%
MasterCard Incorporated 50%
McAfee, Inc 50%
Metromedia Restaurant Group 50%
MetroPCS Communications, Inc. 50%
National CineMedia, LLC 50%
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd 50%
Nokia Corporation 50%
P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc 50%
Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. 50%
Pulte Homes, Inc. 50%
Quiznos Master LLC, The 50%
Regal Entertainment Group 50%
Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. 50%
Royal Philips Electronics N.V. 50%
SSL International plc 50%
Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd) 50%
Subway (Doctor's Associates Inc.) 50%
TiVo Inc 50%
Toyota Motor Corporation 50%
Toys ''R'' Us, Inc. 50%
Trader Joe's Company, Inc. 50%
True Value Company 50%
Visa International 50%
Volkswagen AG 50%
Whole Foods Market, Inc. 50%
Wild Oats Markets, Inc. 50%
On the other hand, here are companies that jacked the liberal bastages off the most, send them wheelbarrows full o' cash!
Ace Hardware Corporation 0%
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. 0%
Best Buy Co., Inc. 0%
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. 0%
Cintas Corporation 0%
Citgo (Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.) 0%
CSS Industries, Inc. 0%
Curves International Inc 0%
Dollar General Corporation 0%
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. 0%
Domino's Pizza, Inc. 0%
Fruit of the Loom 0%
In-N-Out Burgers, Inc 0%
Kohl's Corporation 0%
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. 0%
Lowe's Companies, Inc. 0%
Michaels Stores, Inc. 0%
Nordstrom, Inc. 0%
PETsMART, Inc. 0%
RE/MAX International, Inc. 0%
Russell Stover Candies Inc. 0%
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. 0%
WinCo Foods, Inc 0%
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. 1%
Chick-fil-A, Inc 1%
Huffy Corporation 1%
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. 1%
Raley's Inc. 1%
Gold's Gym International, Inc 2%
Outback Steakhouse, Inc. 2%
Kelly Services, Inc. 3%
Williams-Sonoma, Inc 3%
CBRL Group, Inc. 4%
McDonald's Corporation 4%
Exxon Mobil Corporation 5%
Hershey Foods Corporation 5%
TJX Companies Inc., The 5%
Applebee's International, Inc. 6%
AutoNation, Inc. 6%
Urban Outfitters, Inc. 6%
Wendy's International, Inc. 6%
24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc. 7%
Darden Restaurants, Inc. 9%
PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc 9%
AirTran Holdings, Inc 10%
Circuit City Stores, Inc. 10%
International House of Pancakes (IHOP Corp.) 10%
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc 10%
Chevron Corporation 11%
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, The 11%
Saks Incorporated 11%
Activision, Inc. 12%
Dell Inc. 12%
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. 12%
Kroger Co. 12%
Meijer, Inc. 12%
Office Depot, Inc. 12%
OfficeMax Incorporated 12%
Publix Super Markets, Inc. 12%
Zale Corporation 12%
Ahold USA, Inc. 13%
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) 13%
Hallmark Cards, Inc. 14%
America West Holdings Corporation 15%
American Greetings Corporation 15%
Oracle Corporation 15%
Brinker International, Inc. 16%
EarthLink, Inc. 16%
Helzberg Diamonds 16%
Limited Brands, Inc. 16%
Molson Coors Brewing Company 16%
Papa John's International, Inc 16%
Staples, Inc. 16%
Marriott International, Inc. 17%
Menard, Inc. 17%
Shell Oil Company 17%
Target Corporation 17%
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. 17%
Home Depot, Inc. 18%
Southwest Airlines Co. 18%
SUPERVALU INC 18%
Campbell Soup Company 20%
YUM! Brands, Inc. 21%
Longs Drug Stores Corporation 22%
May Department Stores Company 22%
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 22%
Heineken N.V. 23%
Procter & Gamble Company 23%
Weyerhaeuser Company 24%
Albertson's, Inc. 25%
Continental Airlines, Inc. 25%
Intel Corporation 25%
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC 25%
Nestle S.A. 25%
General Motors Corporation 26%
Georgia-Pacific Corporation 27%
Guess?, Inc 27%
MBNA Corporation 27%
US Airways Group, Inc 27%
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. 28%
Ford Motor Company 28%
Harley-Davidson, Inc. 28%
Motorola, Inc. 28%
T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG 28%
United Parcel Service, Inc 28%
Allstate Corporation, The 30%
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. 30%
Safeway Inc. 30%
Qwest Communications International Inc. 31%
Covad Communications Group, Inc 32%
Federated Department Stores, Inc. 32%
Northwest Airlines Corporation 32%
Bank of New York Company Inc., The 33%
Sears, Roebuck and Co. 34%
Verizon Communications Inc. 34%
Burger King Corporation 35%
SBC Communications Inc. 35%
Sprint Corporation 35%
Walgreen Co. 35%
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. 36%
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company 36%
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. 36%
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company 36%
Books-A-Million, Inc. 37%
BP PLC 38%
Coca-Cola Company, The 38%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc, The 38%
Bank of America Corporation 39%
Capital One Financial Corporation 39%
Constellation Brands, Inc. 39%
Rite Aid Corporation 39%
Xerox Corporation 39%
Blockbuster Inc. 40%
Amazon.com, Inc. 41%
Hewlett-Packard Company 41%
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc 41%
International Business Machines Corporation 42%
Jones Apparel Group, Inc 42%
MetLife, Inc. 42%
Wells Fargo & Company 42%
Carnival Corporation 43%
Countrywide Financial Corporation 43%
Delta Air Lines, Inc. 43%
Microsoft Corporation 43%
Wet Seal Inc, The 43%
AT&T Corp. 44%
I've got to meet a patent atty at Starbucks this Fri. I'll have a free cup of water. If he wants my business it will be his last cup-o-crack. Gotta play hardball!!
Very sad...and I somehow doubt it'll EVER be red again.
So what does the red represent? I thought Hallmark Greeting Cards was very anti? What does the ranking mean?
Good Lord. If I ban everything that's represented by a liberal I'll be starved with nothing to wear.
I buy blue. I buy red.
My life is too important to spend time worrying about whether Ben and Jerry gave money to sKerry or whether the UFCW is a blight on society. I buy products I like because I like the products, not the political ideology the board representatives of the companies hold.
What's the difference, both blue and red = tyranny.
You don't have to tell me twice to not shop here: H. E. Butt Grocery Company
Popeye's Chicken is blue? Who would have thunk it?
Who would have thunk Black & Decker??? Are they selling tools to hobos??
Ben & Jerrys??? I'll bite my tongue.
If you don't have time to worry about trifling little things like this then kiss your freedoms goodbye my "once we were free and had the courage of our convictions" fellow Americans! Tis a sad day my once free friends.
I buy very little blue stuff.
It will be even less now.
Ben and Jerry's ice cream sucks anyway so shouldn't be a problem anyway!
I'm not going to go through the rest of the lsit.
I don't buy politics, I buy a product/service.
These words mean nothing to you?
How can you keep up on these things and how are they rating these?
It's idiotic that these companies can contribute to anything political. But I can' keep up on these and I'm not going to worry about how they waste their money. It doesn't matter if you spend money at these places or not, millionaire company owners are still gonna be wealthy and contribute money to socialist agendas.
What the hell is your hard on for everything I post you little maggot?
Just because you don't agree doesn't make it a troll post.
No fucking way I am giving up Carhartt clothing.
They sponser gun stuff. Granted it's shotgun shit, but it's still gun stuff.
Netflix? No fucking way am I giving up Netflix.
Start cross referencing that list and will we end up with anything?
Is it me or is most of the RED companies older companies that have been in business 50 + years or companies that want to make a profit not a statement and most of the blue companies 30 years or newer, foreign.
Don't know if Ben & Jerry's gave money to sKerry. But they did contribute to convicted cop killer Mumia Abul-Jamal's defense fund. They're also anti-gun.
here in israel the blue bands are all stamped with "Support the IDF" evreyone wears them to show their national pride!
Molson Coors Brewing Company 16%
Yeah buddy! More Original Coors for me! Anybody know who owns Yuengling? MJD
I'll never give up my Cherry Garcia! NEVER!
I also buy products/services. I don't buy into their politics.
From their website:
On the morning after the 2004 election, half of the country woke up in disbelief and disgust. Shortly afterwards it turned to anger and bitterness and many were entertaining moving to another country. It didn't take long for all of us to collectively realize that we had lost our country to the other side and we wanted, no needed to do something about it. It was at that moment that the original idea for BuyBlue.org was born.
What is BuyBlue.org all about?
Mission Statement: BuyBlue.org supports businesses that share our progressive values and ideals. BuyBlue.org uses our power as consumers to vote with our wallets, supporting businesses that abide by sustainability, workers' rights, environmental standards, and corporate transparency. At the same time, BuyBlue.org focuses sharply on businesses that violate the essential values of a sustainable, fair and profitable society through their policies and the politicians they support.
Vision Statement: BuyBlue.org will become a powerful tool used by a community of millions dissatisfied with the ineffectiveness of our elected and appointed leaders. We will form strong coalitions with stockholders, shareholders, corporations, small businesses and communities which share our values to gain strength through numbers. We will influence the political landscape, stimulate economic growth among participating businesses and industries and use the American dollar as an incentive for corporate transparency and responsibility.
1. We believe that most politicians no longer serve the public's interest and instead pander to influential corporations and special interests.
2. We believe that America can be great and united again, but first we must embrace progressive ideals that work in the interests of all of our citizens, not simply those in the majority or those who are privileged.
3. We believe that the best way to encourage our political leaders and corporations to enforce progressive ideals is to vote for those ideals the only way those groups understand; with our collective buying power.
4. We believe that as a community we can, will, and must make a difference.
Where do I fit in?
This president and congress will not address the issues we care about. We can either stand by another four years while they further dismantle the social and environmental programs that took 70 years to create - or we can take action. Why do we continue to patronize corporations that will spend their profits supporting undemocratic causes? It is time to persuade these corporations to espouse a more progressive point of view. To do so we must use our real power – the only power that the corporation will heed – the power of the dollar. That is a vote we can cast every day.
In today's America there is a more powerful act than voting blue - and that's buying blue!
In the coming weeks we will be working very hard to get the BuyBlue.org website up and running. We intend for the website to be very community driven both in researching, rating corporations and of course boycotting corporations which do not support our values. The website will be fully available to the public and users will be able to comment and edit information by registering.
How does BuyBlue.org gather data?
BuyBlue.org employs an exacting research methodology when gathering information for a company profile. The sources for all of the data are cited in the company profile on a section by section basis.
Once we decide to research a company, we research the top three key executives' names as reported at www.hoovers.com and on the company's web site.
Hoovers.com provides some basic information free of charge, including the names of the companies three key executives, short summaries of companies and any subsidiaries. Hoovers also lists the corporation's address, phone number, fax number and website. Hoovers has an inhouse editorial staff compiling and updating information daily, and make about 600 updates daily. We also go to each companys web site to identify the current top officers. We research these sources to make sure our information is accurate and up to date.
When BuyBlue.org tallies political contributions, we get our information from the Federal Elections Commission site, www.fec.gov. We only consider donations from he three senior executives as identified by the company and by Hoovers.com, and any donations from Political Action Committees (PACs) associated with the company. Where we can be certain of the relationship, we also count donations from spouses of senior executives. We include spousal contributions only when we can confirm the relationship beyond a reasonable doubt. We do not count contributions from rank and file employees in our data.
At the FEC site, you will find a record for every donation by an individual greater than $250. We only consider data from the 2003-2004 election cycle, because the laws governing donations were different for earlier time periods.
This is a very time-consuming process, because often people use different names and list their occupations in different ways. If we have doubts about the information, we do not use it. In our data, you will see an FEC Schedule A record number for each donation. If you follow the link, it will take you to the actual electronic image on file that records that donation.
We use The Center for Responsive Politics (www.opensecrets.org) site to gather PAC information about a company. The Center for Responsive Politics sources their data from the FEC as well. We use them as the source for PAC data, because their presentation makes it easy to identify the distribution of the contributions of PACs between Democrats and Republicans. For example, if the CEO of Company 1 donated $1,000 to a PAC named the Americans for Americans PAC, we would go to the opensecrets.org PAC site, and learn that this PAC contributed 37% of its donations to Democrats and 63% to Republicans. We would then allocate the CEO of Company 1s donation to the Americans for American PAC to reflect that 37%-63% distribution, or $370 to the Democrats and $630 to the Republicans.
For each PAC we find, we summarize the spending for the 2003-2004 election cycle and provide a link to opensecrets.org so you can examine the details if you wish. We also count the contributions of the companys PAC, if any, in totaling each companys contributions to Democrats and Republicans in the 2003-2004 cycle.
Campaign finance laws have changed in recent years, and for the 2003-2004 election cycle, it was illegal for corporations themselves to contribute directly to politicians.
Even though campaign finance laws have outlawed direct corporate donations to politicians, there are still ways around those laws. If a company has a PAC, its purposes can include funneling money to members of Congress or to a Presidential candidate on behalf of that company to pursue favorable legislation. Many of the top executives donate heavily to various politicians in order to buy influence in Washington. If an executive makes sizeable donations to a politician's campaign, this can increase the likelihood of favorable treatment of the company's interests when the candidate wins, takes office, is assigned to a legislative committee, and votes.
Sheesh...what a typical liberal load of crap
????But where will the Ice Cream truck guy get his M16s?
Of course you can't boycott every blue business. BUT, if we would use our numbers and be ACTIVIST like they are we could make some changes. Many of these companies are actively anti-second ammendment and anti-American. Hollywood for instance. I say fuck 'em! I will not support my enemies.
Heh, it turns out I'm a red shopper anyway! Woohoo!