Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Strange Bedfellows

It really hurts me to do this, because I'm a big fan of Wal-Mart. They are a tremendous boon to our nations economy, give employment opportunities to people who wouldn't otherwise have them and offer goods at discount prices so that those who are less fortunate can afford them.

It also irks the liberals to no end when I tell them that I shop there whenever I can, and I love that.

However I would be a hypocrite if I didn't give them the same treatment that I'm giving all of the other sponsors of "The View".

Therefor I am adding Wal-Mart to the Do Not Buy list.

While it pains me to do this, I believe it also presents those who are upset with Rosie's comments a great opportunity.

After all, if we can't get a family friendly corporation, with a track record of understanding the needs and values of traditional Americans on our side, then all is lost.

In addition to this if we can convince our nation's biggest retailer to drop their sponsorship of "The View" it would send a huge message to ABC and Barbara Walters.

So send them a message.

  • Contact Wal-Mart

  • Today on the show, Rosie vigorously defended Don Imus, saying that he should not be fired for his racist remarks.

    My question is, is there anyone out there who honestly believes that if Rosie were not in the center of a controversy herself that she would be standing up for Don Imus?

    But alas, everyone on The View was yelling "free speech, free speech!" As if that has anything to do with any of this.

    Those ladies never cease to amaze me.

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    Anonymous said...

    So help me God, I casn't stand CNN. Yes I'll admit what Don Imus did was wrong but when Don Lemon ask's that idiot Al Sharpton about whether I mus should be fired or not. What about Sharpton and the Tawana Brawley case in the late 80's. The one where he blamed a white man for raping Tawana and come to find out there was not evidence of any rape whatsoever. So Sharpton is so clean right. Jesse Jackson and the Duke Lacrosse team. He wanted their heads last year and what happened there was no rape. Just something made up. this sounds so familiar. Rosie should talk about free speech. She has said a mouthful and hasn't got even one word said against her ridiculous statement about 9/11 and her defense of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. She hasn't been threatened with job loss. I don't advocate prejudism, but there really is a double standard especially when it comes to Rosie's free speech and Imus's.

    library said...

    There is a mechanism in place forimmediate reponse to any verbal attacks on Blacks or Jews (anti-deflamation league). All other ethnic groups, including women, can be critized and it will be ignored. Image if Imus had said "blue eyed, blond haired hos." Not a word from the media. That is why Rosie could target Christians and get away with it. If she had said that Jews were as dangerous as Muslims she would have been off the air in a minute.

    Anonymous said...

    well yeah, because Christians dish out as much as they take.

    Stephanie said...

    It's painful. I sent my letter to Wal-Mart. I hope they do drop support because I love shopping there.

    Anonymous said...

    In response to the list of sponsors I sent an email to all of them. Four are proctor & gambel so that shortens the time.
    Thanks for taking the time to list them all.
    I wrote:
    Dear Sir,
    While this is not something I normally do, I am taking time to write you that I intend to boycott all your products so long as you sponsor The View or until they release Rosie O’Donnell from her contract.
    She may exercise her freedom of speech to be obnoxious, overbearing, and duplicitous, but I also exercise my freedom of choice to avoid those companies and products that support her behavior.
    Thank you for taking time to read this and hopefully to consider withdrawing your sponsorship of The View.
    It doesn't take long so why not do that. In one website I was able to write the board of directors. Having served on a corporate board, those letters get listened to.

    As for the earlier response about the Christians having "dished it out"...that's right, BUT that is man's failure. The Christian message is one of love and care and value of life. The stated goal of the group should be considered when being judged, not just where they fall short.

    Gribbit said...

    I have used your Do Not Buy List in a post and credited it back with a link to your blog. Thank you for your research and hard work to get this blow-hard off the air.

    Anonymous said...

    So you all have and enjoy your right to your free speech, but for some reason you don't think that Rosie should have her right to free speech?? So to make sure she doesn't, we should stop buying goods from her shows sponsors? That in my opinion makes you all Hypocrites and bigots!! I may not always like what is said, but i like the FACT that we all have the RIGHT to say it, what ever "it" is!! These are her opinions! Are you all to stupid to understand that you have the right to disagree and that she has the right to say it? That's what makes our country a great one, we all can have our own opinion's and we all can disagree with the opinion's of others!! I will continue to purchase all the items on the list from the sponsors of Rosie's show (the view) and for the next three weeks I will buy extra to make up for all you Bigots!!

    Anonymous said...

    Reeses? Say it ain't so!

    Rosie and Imus are both angry, cantankerous, loud mouths and they should be fired for being an earsore/eyesore. It's a shame that there are people out there who actually love that perverse type of broadcast "journalism".

    since they seem to thrive on the controversy and the publicity it generates maybe we should all just stop tuning them in (even if just to be able to refute the junk they spew) and stop talking about them. Without the controversy they will just shrivel up and go away.

    Anonymous said...

    I'm the anonymous who emailed all the sponsors and I have received responses from almost all of them confirming the comments will be sent to their marketing group. May not matter, but if it causes one to pull back, that is a start.

    Meredith said...

    If there is any hope for us all, you are it.

    Charlie said...

    Gee-whiz, how about boycotting Wal-Mart for another reason besides its sponsorship of Rosie. That alone is stupid, because it sponsors thrillbilly redneck causes, too. Its also keeping old people in the workforce-the very demographics that want to pounce on Rosie and her "fag agenda".

    How about growing a goddamn brain and look around for a minute. See anything in your backyards that even remotely resembles anything besides a big box retailer of Chinese-made goods? Go ahead, I dare ya...I double dog dare ya. Places like Wal-Mart and the greed of the post-Baby Boom generations have forced manufacturing overseas.

    The US Economy cannot survive on consumerism alone. We can't just consume-consume-consume. We have to get back in the factory and make something. We started the goddamn industrial revolution, its high time we get back into making things again. Letting illegals do the menial labors and greedy corporations putting American Labor into the poorhouse--that's the real enemy.

    Rosie O might be a big fat obnoxious dyke, but corporations like Wal-Mart, RCA, and Halliburton deserve more attention.