Just As I Thought

Blue Consumerism

Mac points us to a site that lists corporate political donations. Choose the Blue lets you better decide which companies will get your business.
Let’s see how the companies that I use end up sending my money:
Companies that support Red candidates over Blue

  • Cingular Wireless
  • State Farm Insurance
  • BP (Amoco)
  • Bravo (Strange — aren’t they the defacto gay channel now?)
  • Wal-Mart
  • Target
  • S C Johnson and Sons
  • Procter & Gamble
  • 3M
  • PepsiCo
  • Coca Cola
  • Hormel Foods (And here I had them in the good category because of their openly gay heir. Turns out Hormel gave 100% to reds)
  • General Mills
  • General Electric
  • Circuit City
  • Home Depot
  • J C Penney
  • Sears
  • Staples
  • Navy Federal Credit Union (Well, I’ve had my account there for 38 years and I’m not about to try to memorize another PIN number now.)
  • American Express
  • McDonald’s
  • Wendy’s
  • Outback Steak House
  • Pizza Hut
  • Dominion Virginia Power
  • Southwest Airlines
  • UPS
  • FedEx

Companies that support Blue over Red

  • Dish Network
  • Toyota
  • Shell Oil
  • Sony
  • 20th Century Fox (how odd! A Fox company!)
  • DirecTV (Again, a Fox company.)
  • Fox News (Huh?)
  • All the Fox networks (This is truly bizarre. I guess they don’t need to donate more to Republicans, they’re spreading their propaganda for free.)
  • Martha Stewart Living (gave ZERO to Republicans, and look what happened to her)
  • The Golden Girls (Witt Thomas Productions, another 100% blue contributor… surprised?)
  • Costco
  • Guiness
  • Sara Lee (Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee!)
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Gap
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Hyatt Hotels

I think it’s time to rethink my consumer decisions.


  • This whole ‘red’ and ‘blue’ thing… is is just me or is it going to get old real fast.

  • No more so than, say, the color-coded terror alert; “compassionate conservative”; the term “activist judges”; or any of those other terms coined by neo-cons, who love to manipulate language and hammer slogans into your brain.
    It’s telling that so many people are latching on to “red and blue” as a way to align themselves in an incredibly divided country. Sounds like “gray and blue,” doesn’t it?

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