Dear Readers: A quote from Mike Phillips, a Bank of America banker who was instrumental in developing Master Charge. It seemed an apt way to start a summary about boycotts, BUY-cotts, and the state of current events.
I humbly request all who can read my San Diego Network News column today: Eastman: Calling for a BUY-cott of Arizona to support SB 1070. It provides some insight as to how real grassroots action is inspired by savvy leadership and legislation.
San Fransisco leadership has called for a boycott of Arizona, and some uniformed extremists are boycotting New York-based Arizona Ice Tea. In response, there is a citizen groundswell for showing financial support for Arizona. Tammy Bruce has been voicing the need for a BUY-cott, and her internet-based talkshow features the name of quality Arizona firms. Click HERE for a detailed list of Arizona Companies to support; the firms listed are:
• Arizona Cardinals (Football)
• Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB Baseball)
• Best Western Buffalo Exchange (Second-hand clothing)
• Cable One Phoenix, AZ Source Web Form
• Circle K (Convenience Store)
• Clear Channel Outdoor
• Cold Stone Creamery
• Discount Tire Company
• Fender Music Instruments
• Greyhound Corp.
• Harkins Theatres
• Kona Grill
• Knight Transportation
• Massage Envy
• PF Changs
• Ping (Golf)
• Phoenix Suns
• Ramada Hotels
• Sky Mall
• Surf City Squeeze
• U-Haul Phoenix,
• University of Phoenix
• US Airways
The Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition has organized a BUY-cott before, in support of Whole Foods. The details are here: Blog Czar Teaches New Activists at Whole Foods Buycott!. The Whole Foods BUY-cott was successful: the earnings for that specialty grocery chain went up that quarter. I suspect with 70% of the American people backing Arizona’s new law that our BUY-cott will be successful.
Support is growing. Kimberly Dvorak reports this today: Arizona’s new illegal immigration law finds favor in state and nationwide
In fact, there is a list of San Fransisco-based companies to consider (click HERE to access the American Pundit post). You may want to consider that monies spent with those companies go, via taxes, to support the inanities of San Fransisco’s elite political class — definitely a group of people making too much money.The list includes these firms:
- Gap, Inc.
- Levi Strauss & Co.
- Sega of America
- Anchor Brewing Company
- Del Monte Foods
- Charles Schwab
- PC World
- Wired Magazine
I have to be honest: Twitter and Visa will be nearly impossible for me to give up. But, I can go to Crate-and-Barrel instead of Williams-Sonoma.
I also wanted to urge readers to consider the warning from my most admired patroness: The Anchoress: Dems Replay May 2006 Tactic -UPDATED
The Dems and the left are replaying what they did in May of 2006: organizing nationwide marches with preprinted signs (courtesy, I am sure, of A.N.S.W.E.R.) and they’re going to pull the same street theater that got the right into an screaming “send them all back, right now!” uproar in 2006, which the media and dems capitalized on, to the detriment of the right. The left went on to win that election, and since then have you seen these “uprisings” every May 1 or May 5? Since then, in fact, has much been said or done on immigration?
In this regard, fellow SLOB — The Liberator Today has — has a great piece: Systemic Thinking About Illegal Immigration. LT provides a detailed review; the highlights of his excellent post are below:
With regards to illegal immigration, the only solution is to remove the economic incentives to cross the border illegally in search of work. This leaves these options:
- A massive crackdown on employers who employ illegals to dry up the demand. This would involve massive increase in the policing and enforcement of existing law.
- A much more massive guest worker program that we currently have.
- Vastly increase the budget to enforce the border with Mexico.
Ultimately some compromise among these three options will have to be made. As you may have guessed, I favor mostly option 2, because I believe that we are economically better off the more work that is performed in our own country. But we need to offer some solutions. Total intransigence just looks like nativism.
The quote I used today comes from THE SEVEN LAWS OF MONEY. Phillips’ seven laws are recommended reading at the Shrine of Flaming Capitalism.
MUT’s News and Notes:
Obama’s supporters called out the riot police to drive-away Tea Party protesters during a Quincy, IL rally. Left Coast Rebel has a great piece with photos, videos, and updates as they become available.