Friday, December 10, 2004

Put your money where your mouth is (not literally).

If the Right is going to play with our money by creating bad tax policy, privatizing Social Security, borrowing billions or trillions of dollars, spending as much on useless wars, well, the least we can do is to retain some control over our cash by patronizing companies which supported Kerry and boycotting those which supported W.

This list from is relatively complete and quite interesting. A partial list of good guys: Costco, both Barnes & Noble and Borders, J. Crew and Nordstrom's, Netflix, and (thank god) Starbucks. This list tells us that Democrats like to buy in bulk, read books and watch DVDs, dress relatively well, and drink coffee. They know me so well!

A partial list of bad guys: most major oil & gas companies, airlines, and grocery-store chains; Walmart; Circuit City; Coors and Anheuser-Busch; and the parent of KFC, Burger King, and Taco Bell. This list tells us that Republicans are beer-swilling, fast-food eating travelers who love their Chinese imports - and I don't mean Ziyi Zhang.

Now, if only there were some sort of seasonal rationale for putting this list into action...