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    But Disney isn't gay (now).



    A week after it declared victory over Walt Disney Co., a leading Christian activist group has fired another missile in its long war against companies it thinks are destroying traditional American values.

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    Default Re: Don't Buy Fords, they're Gay. Also Kraft & Wal Mart.

    Dog gone it, I intended this to be a back room thread. My apologies to all fronties.

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    Gregoshi, you never stop to amaze me...

    To the topic. I only read the first part of the article before I then had to stop with a shake of my head and a short outburst of laughter. Having come back to my senses, I am amazed that this can happen nowadays and find it rather sad, really.

    Switzerland has only yesterday ratified new legislation to let homosexuals get into a partnership with more or less equal rights to normally married couples. And that with a whopping 75% majority. If I had to choose between some Christian nutters and a homosexual partnership I think I would turn to the latter .

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    I find it ever-so ironic and amusing that the leader of this Christian moralist anti-gay campaign is called Randy.

    It all seems a bit silly to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrashaholic
    I find it ever-so ironic and amusing that the leader of this Christian moralist anti-gay campaign is called Randy.
    I missed that, very suiting.

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    Default Re: Don't Buy Fords, they're Gay. Also Kraft & Wal Mart.

    why is it that some people try and forced their views down others peoples throats? I boycott Ford, nothing to do with this but rather after buying 5 cars off them in the 80s they sold me a pup and rubbed my nose in it....it was a case of my backside being on the line and Ford did a cock up (ooer missus)
    There are times I wish they’d just ban everything- baccy and beer, burgers and bangers, and all the rest- once and for all. Instead, they creep forward one apparently tiny step at a time. It’s like being executed with a bacon slicer.

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    As of Tuesday, it was calling for action against [...] Mary Kay Cosmetics and Old Navy stores (for advertising on ABC’s prime-time soap opera “Desperate Housewives”)


    They are really a bit petty aren't they? I wonder if they are "calling for action" against all companies for advertising in TV-shows they do not like...

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    Default Re: Don't Buy Fords, they're Gay. Also Kraft & Wal Mart.

    Oh boy, there are so many reasons not to buy Fords, but that isn't one of them.

    Its hard work being a bigot isn't it, all these boycotts to keep up with.
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    54,000 petitioners

    if about 5% of the population is gay, that makes for about 15,000,000 homosexuals

    Now, which costumer base would you suck up to ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proletariat
    Dog gone it, I intended this to be a back room thread. My apologies to all fronties.
    No problem, it gives me a chance to flex my mod muscles.
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    This is quite sad and pathetic, I think... These people need to have more fun. I believe if they had more fun, they wouldn't be so grumpy and they wouldn't complian as much.

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    Default Re: Don't Buy Fords, they're Gay. Also Kraft & Wal Mart.

    So what happens if a big corporation is "pro-gay" but "anti-choice"? Does nobody buy its products? Or is it more important to buy products that your political opponents are boycotting than to boycott them yourself for a different reason?

    Politics is ridiculous. It's like baseball, except boring and with less colourful uniforms.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to drive my "Nazi-designed" car to pick up an "anti-choice" pizza for myself, my gay co-worker and my fundamentalist Christian secretary. Then we're going to sit and eat our pizza in the breakroom with assorted other residents of the real world, and pray to God that our heads don't burst from the pressure of all the Evil we're perpetrating.

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    i certainly will now be boycotting Ford for all of my life, and spreading this disgusting information to - and encouraging everyone i ever talk to anywhere - to do the same

    @original poster: thx for the heads-up!

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    Nice new avatar, Proletariat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proletariat
    It's like baseball, except boring
    Baseball isn't ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Saturnus
    Nice new avatar, Proletariat.
    Thanks.

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    Baseball isn't ?
    Okay, it is boring. But if you grow up in an atmosphere of seething rivalries it's not so bad. It's not like soccer is all that riveting at first glance either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Saturnus
    Nice new avatar, Proletariat.
    She better put some cover over that chest - or the Christian moralist anti-gay group is going to come after this web site and ask us all to boycot it.
    O well, seems like 'some' people decide to ruin a perfectly valid threat. Nice going guys... doc bean

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    Default Re: Don't Buy Fords, they're Gay. Also Kraft & Wal Mart.

    Well, I plan on boycotting Ford for otehr moralist Christian reasons: namely, that they give loads of money Catholics for Choice (or some name like that) which are basically just liberal protestants in disguise.

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    “A woman in black panties, bra, and high heels, is pushing a shopping cart through a supermarket aisle,” the AFA says in an Action Alert on its Web site. “A man stocking items seems to be lusting after her, as she pauses in front of him (shown from side angle). They zoom in on her stomach as the stocker glances up and down at her torso with a lustful smile. The panties are very low cut, [and] as she walks away it is in slow motion.”
    *breaks out in a slight sweat*

    Erm... Yes... Um.... Terrible ad.... Yes... We should do something about...

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    One day I shall gift that organisation lots of funds in the form of Fords, Kraft Food vouchers, and Mary Kay Cosmetic stuff. Then watch as the leadership collapses, torn between principal and material wealth. Material wealth of course being the American Dream, so possibly the most important American value.

    Life could be so fun.

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    Looks like Ford dealers gave in (or rather, got them to postpone):
    http://media.afa.net/newdesign/Relea...il.asp?id=3204
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    And whats going to be next target?Maybe redheads or green eyed people?Some people never chance.I think this kind of stuff emerges from peoples own afraid of things different to them.
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    Cowards. Why do they even care about a bunch of crazy relgious nuts (no offense Nav. ) and what they think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steppe Merc
    Cowards. Why do they even care about a bunch of crazy relgious nuts (no offense Nav. ) and what they think?
    Because when car sells are struggling and these nuts have a following that might just impact their bottom line - those corporate nuts get a little flakey themselves. Especially when the dealerships must sell vehicles in which to keep themselves in business.
    Last edited by Redleg; 06-06-2005 at 20:25.
    O well, seems like 'some' people decide to ruin a perfectly valid threat. Nice going guys... doc bean

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    http://www.afa.net/pornography/

    Now thats funny. My favourite is
    Not only do these locations have something which might tempt a person to sin, but they also become a gathering place of demonic spirits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navaros
    i certainly will now be boycotting Ford for all of my life, and spreading this disgusting information to - and encouraging everyone i ever talk to anywhere - to do the same

    @original poster: thx for the heads-up!
    Good choice. Ford sure makes some sh*tty cars... (Except for the GT)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonArchangel
    Good choice. Ford sure makes some sh*tty cars... (Except for the GT)


    C'mon DA, what are you, 14 years old? That sounds like something someone at the middle school lunch room would say.

    Yeah, American cars were crap in the 80s, but they are as good as anything else right now when you are comparing dollar against dollar.


    I'm not looking at this as a xenophobe (coincidentally, I'm shopping for a new car and will probably buy Japanese), but as someone who has been examining the auto industry over the years. Simply put, American cars are not crap. That's just silly.

    American cars are much better than they used to be. European cars (particularly Volkswagens, Audis and SAABs) are not as good as they used to be. With the exception of Hondas, Japanese cars are not as good as they used to be, but Toyota trucks are still the best out there IMHO. Korean cars are better than they used to be.

    I put most of this down to the globalization of many car companies making more and more cars the same.

    In general, engines and brake systems industrywide are a lot better than they used to be, except for Volkswagens, Audis and SAABs, in which case they have gotten too complicated. Electric systems and fuel systems are better across the board.

    Most of the hardware and accoutrements on cars are chintzier across the board. My old Beetle is more solid than a lot of new cars made nowadays. But cars are infinitely safer these days, now that they are made to collapse. It's odd, but the old, more-solidly built cars like mine were more dangerous precisely because they were tough outer shells with little core protection once the shell gave way.

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    Default Re: Don't Buy Fords, they're Gay. Also Kraft & Wal Mart.

    I think I'll just stick with my 2004 Jaguar XK for the moment.

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    Sorry, but I honestly think Ford has some reliability issues they need to work out, as does GM.

    Meanwhile, my mom's 10 year old Toyota Avalon is still going strong.
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