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On boycotting products
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Les...fortunate    Posted 02-25-2003 at 14:55:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have at it if you think it'll do any good. Personally, I used to boycott Wisk laundry detergent because of that horrible 'Ring around the collar' commercial they used to have.
Then there was the infamous "Shake and Bake" commercial. How many remember that, with the little girl just dripping southern charm who said
"Eeeyut's not fraaaahed, dayddy, eeeyut's Shike n Bike an Aaahh hayulpt!"
Gag me with a drumstick.
Now all I'm boycotting is those commies, Ben & Jerry and their ice cream. You want an education, check out their web site.

Bandit    Posted 02-28-2003 at 13:54:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whats wrong with peace pops? They are supporting a good idea, as horrible as it sounds world peace would be a little safer for our soldiers too.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 02-26-2003 at 06:08:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, as for me, I have been boycotting Boiled cabbage since long befor boycotting was fashionable. (thought the shake and bake thing was just to make fun of us in God's country and I didn't care for it either) Good thing my attentin span at the time was less than the length of the commercial.

Cindi    Posted 02-25-2003 at 18:59:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang Les, you sounded just like her! Lol. Will check out B and J's

Gimpleg Fagon    Posted 02-25-2003 at 16:34:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, I'm boycotting, too. I not going to get that new BMW custom combination sports car/feed truck. That'll show 'em I mean business.

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-25-2003 at 18:14:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Darn, instead of reading here today I went out and bought a used truck. Am I suposed to be boycotting fords too???? Hope I didn't offend any one.
Later Bob

Willy-N    Posted 02-25-2003 at 19:48:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
To late you bought it now!! Chevys eat Fords for breakfast or is that Fords eat Chevys? Can't remember mayby it is Dodges eat Volvos not sure I guess it depends on what you own. Have a nice drive in your new truck you deserve it!! Mark H.

Bob/Ont    Posted 02-25-2003 at 20:04:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well Mark, while we are making up our minds, lets just say, that they all eat fuel, lot$ of expen$ive fuel
Later Bob

Randy    Posted 02-25-2003 at 15:41:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't forget Ben and Jerry don't own Ben and Jerry's anymore. Now that you mention the name some Chunky Monkey would taste good right now! I remember going there when it was an ice cream stand. Enjoy your night everyone.

Salmoneye    Posted 02-25-2003 at 16:33:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You are correct, sir...

Ben & Jerry do not own 'Ben & Jerry's' any more...Unilever does...B&J have been out of the loop since April 2000...

This is from the B&J Icecream home page:

"While Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield co-founded Ben & Jerry's, they are no longer owners of the company. When they speak they do so as private citizens or as representatives of one of the organizations they are involved with like True Majority, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, or the Peace and Justice Center here in Burlington, VT. These organizations are working to redirect national priorities toward creative, nonviolent solutions to social problems."

Even the corporate headquarters are attempting to distance themselves from these two guys these days...

Not to mention...    Posted 02-25-2003 at 17:32:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Unilever/Ben & Jerry's provide jobs for more than a hundred people up heya in rural Franklin County Vermont.

Buy A LOT of milk from the local dairy farmers too.

Course them same dairy farmers have taken to bringing in Mexican immigrants to help out because they are more then willing to work dairy farm hours for $8.00 an hour and a place to live. Hard to find any locals to do it.

Most of em don't speak english.

Dont know if they watch t.v., eat Ben & Jerry's or buy P&G products.

Greg VT

Dan    Posted 02-25-2003 at 15:14:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Speaking of boycotts I received an email suggesting not to buy gasoline from the multi-nationals but from the smaller independents.Makes sense to me that if they are boycotted the price should come down, cannot remember the last time I bought gasoline from a multi-nat. For years I have patronized the small local producer and will continue to do so.

Scott Hansen    Posted 02-25-2003 at 15:13:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm boycotting reality shows. Always have, always will.

Les    Posted 02-25-2003 at 16:08:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess I am, too. I didn't even know it. Somebody asked me today if I had watched the latest episode of "Fear Factor". I don't even know what it is.
But then, I never watched even one episode of Dallas or Seinfeld. I have no idea who shot J.R. and couldn't care less because it wouldn't mean anything to me anyway.

Scott Hansen    Posted 02-25-2003 at 16:10:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Me either! Who needs Survivor? I play that every day!

Cindi    Posted 02-25-2003 at 16:05:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is the first time I have ever boycotted anything. And it had to be so much of the stuff I use.

Scott Hansen    Posted 02-25-2003 at 16:11:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Kinda scary, what we depend on, huh?

Randy    Posted 02-25-2003 at 16:10:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
But the good thing about being anonymous like this is we don't know if that person in front of us buying P & G products is you. No one will know, go ahead , just buy one!

Cindi    Posted 02-25-2003 at 20:14:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, when I bite something off I chew it all the way gone. That should be pretty apparent by now. I just haven't figured out how to tell hubby yet that there will be no more 'head and shoulders'.

"Wear a white shirt, honey."


A wife with a cause. Poor man. I better get back to the kitchen.

Les    Posted 02-25-2003 at 16:14:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have a Peace Pop, Randy. That'll show them warmongers.

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