I don't see why it shouldn't be posted here.
Politics, especially environmental policies, have some relevance.
While I don't personally care which party Home Despot supports, I don't see any
reason people should not be allowed to talk about it.
On 27 Jul 2004 15:36:49 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Zemedelec) opined:
Yes, that is true of Blank. He indeed does fund raise and has contributed a lot
of money to the GOP over the years.
Need a good, cheap, knowledge expanding present for yourself or a friend?
I wouldn't doubt this. I saw an interview with him a few days ago. The guy
came from the division of GE that made (bad) appliances and other hard
goods. He didn't know a nut from a bolt. I wanted to throw a brick through
the TV because everything that came out of his mouth sounded like the
hypnotic jargon that you would hear from a sales seminar. I guess he never
visits the stores, otherwise he might see that all the feel-good "team
building" bull shit and new computer systems he promotes are worthless
because the stores look like a tornado hit them and the employees know less
about the products than he does. I seldom go to HD because I can get the
same thing for a little less in a better organized and maintained Lowe's
store across the street. I don't want to leave people with the impression
that Lowe's doesn't have their own set of problems. They treated my mother
very badly when she had them remodel her kitchen, but that is another story.
For people interested in tracking contributions to political campaigns, you
might want to look at this site: http://www.fundrace.org/neighbors.php
You can enter a street or a zip code and see the contributions of the people
around you. You can also enter names. If you click on the name, it will
show the contributions of everyone with that name. If you click on the
address, it will show people in that area. There is interesting mapping
system that shows how red, blue, or purple an are is.
Since everyone is having so much fun yacking political BS that doesn't
belong here, rather than start an argument about moderating the group
and censorship and all that, why don't we just open the barn door and
see what comes in.
It'll be loads of fun.
Based on third-hand information, we should boycott one store, but not
the other? Are you saying the officers of Lowe's don't contribute to
Republicans? Are you saying Lowe's officers contribute to Democrats? Do
you have any real information, or are we going to go nuts based on a
Sheesh. If I didn't shop at any stores who's officers or executives gave
to the Republicans, I wouldn't be able to shop at all.
There's a difference between political convictions and silliness.
BTW... Bill Gates is a Democrat. Does that mean Republicans with
convictions don't use Microsoft products? Warren Buffet is a Democrat.
Does that mean Republicans with convictions shouldn't patronize any
companies who's boards he sits on? Silliness.
Here is a link to Lowe's officers and directors:
Here is a link to HD's officers and directors:
Here is a link to search for political contributions:
No need to base decisions of rumor.
Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I, personally, don't have the
time nor inclination to delve into the political leanings of the owners of
every chain or franchise that I might shop at. I also question posted
opinions that tend to be one-sided. If one has that much time on their
hands, their time would be better spent trying to make this country and
planet a better place to live for all.
You may shop where you choose but don't try to tell me where I should shop.
Free enterprise rules!!!
On 27 Jul 2004 15:36:49 GMT, email@example.com (Zemedelec)
Are you saying those that support republicans are not permeated with
political convictions, or that they don't garden? Or are you just
saying that anyone you disagree with should be boycotted and run out
<< On 27 Jul 2004 15:36:49 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Zemedelec)
political animal than I am told me HD is heavily supported by rich Republicans
such as Arthur Blank, the president of Home Depot, who hosted a dinner in
Atlanta that gave Bush $2.5 million. So any of you whose whole lives,
including gardening, are permeated with their political convictions might want
to go to Loew's, etc. if you need to buy at a big chain store.
Hey Zemedelec, to quote Terry Kerry, "Shove it!"
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