Sunday, June 26, 2005

My, my. I'm an "idiot" for boycotting Kraft for their support of the "Gay Games"

From the comments:
you are an idiot if you think you can avoid every company that supports gay people in one way or another. Your attempt to avoid purchasing products from these companies will do nothing to their bottom line. It's more work for you trying to figure it all out.

Happy shopping moron.

Ah, the "look-at-us-we're-so-much-more-tolerant-than-you-morons" left shows it's true colors yet again. As I always say, there are none so intolerant than those who caterwaul most for tolerance.

Well, let's look at this person's fallacies, shall we?

First, and most obvious, is the ad hominem - the use of the terms "idiot" and "moron." Doesn't take much to refute such base behavior. In fact, it's best to just point out that it was used in place of intelligent, reasoned arguments.

Second, this person thinks that taking a stand against depravity is useless because there's no way to "avoid every company that supports gay people in one way or another." He's half right. It is true that one cannot entirely avoid every company that supports homosexuality one way or another. But one can target the most blatant offenders - companies supporting the perverse "Gay Games," for example - and that can send a loud, clear message to the lesser offenders.

Third, our friend believes that a boycott of Kraft "will do nothing to their bottom line." If it were just myself boycotting Kraft, he would be correct. But it's not just me. This all started with an email alert from the American Family Association. The AFA has almost 2.3 million members, and all of them can influence through "word-of-mouth" (or blogs) millions more. With 75% of Kraft's profits coming from the Maxwell House, Post, Oscar Mayer and Nabisco brands, millions of people avoiding those brands can make a huge impact upon Kraft's bottom line.

Finally, Mike claims "it's more work for you trying to figure it all out." Not really. (Seriously, how much work is it to NOT buy something?) The Kraft band and brands I mentioned previously are easily avoided. (Admittedly, we had a false-start the first week as my wife was not familiar with all the brands Kraft is behind. That has since been rectified.) Other brands are no problem, either. Let's take a look at a few:

-coffee brands: we don't drink coffee, so no problems there
-Country Time, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, Tang, Capri Sun, etc.: hardly use them and substitutes are easily found nearby on the shelf
-Oscar Meyer and Louis Rich hot dogs, bacon and cold cuts: easily identifiable, substitutes available
-DiGiorno, Jack's, Tombstone: again, hardly used these and substitutes are available
-Kraft and Velveeta macaroni and cheese: easily identifiable, substitutes available
-products having to do with the word "cheese" (or "cheez"): Kraft and Velveeta are the big brands, so they're easily avoided and, yep, subsitutes are available
-Jell-O and Cool Whip: another couple of big brands, but substitutes are available
-breakfast cereals: look for the word "Post," buy other brands
-snacks and crackers: mostly fall under "Nabisco," so they are easily avoided with other brands available

That's really about it. There are a few minor other items that we don't use much anyway. I wouldn't even come close to breaking a sweat with all the "hard work" (i.e. thinking) I'd have to do. If you really think about it, we could easily avoid the big name brands completely and buy the less expensive smaller name brands and we'd have no worries about whether or not we're buying Kraft products.

Nice try, Mike, but no cigar. You'll have to come up with something better than the lame "you're an idiot and it'll take so much work and you can't avoid them all" attack.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

The people who cry "Nazi" in a nutshell

Pitifully enough, the many people who make "Nazi" comparisons in today's world only exposure to anything resembling the atrocities the Nazi's committed comes from a guy on the TV shouting "NO SOUP FOR YOU!"
--poster "Johnny EC" on TheologyWeb's forums

So true.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Liberal superheroes

Liberals would obviously have problems with superheroes like Captain America ("Uber-patriotic RW kook. He even wears the flag.") and Superman ("Another uber-patriotic RW kook. He fights for 'the American way,' which is code for RW ideology."). So what kind of superheroes would they approve of?

-Major Flag-Burner (kind of a cross between Captain America and the Human Torch)

-Reproductive Rights Woman (her greatest superpower is her mind-crippling shrillness)

-the Incorrigible Bulk (Teddy Kennedy's alter-ego)

-Cigarman (Bill Clinton's alter-ego)

-Screaming Weenie (Howard Dean just as himself)

-Koranman (the liberal answer to Bibleman - unfortunately, he always looks a little flushed)

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Seperated at birth? Or just the look of left-wing lunacy?

The trial of one of the protesters who interupted a speech by President Bush last September began this week. June Brashares faces up to a year in prison if convicted of kicking an RNC staffer - a kick that caused a deep gash in the staffer's leg. Here's a pic of the wonderful Miss Brashares:

Seeing that picture of her again suddenly reminded me of another woman: Rachel Corrie, an activist who was killed by a bulldozer while trying to stop the destruction of Palestinian homes. Here's a well-known picture of her showing Palestinian children how to burn American flags that is eerily similar to the one of June Brashares:

Here's a side-by-side comparison:

The resemblence is uncanny...

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

No draft, no war

Gee, the loony faction of the left (as represented by DailyKos and the Democratic Underground) got it wrong. Imagine that... Don't expect them to ever admit it, though.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

They drafted me! I'm on my way to Iran!

Well, apparently there was some screw-up or something and the government thinks I'm still a Democrat, so I got drafted. I'm about to be shipped off to Iran to fight President Bush's new war for oil. Wish me luck!

UPDATE: For any of you doubters out there who still think this is all a joke, check out the current top story at Reuters:

Bush blasts Iran as presidential race ends

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


The prescient posters at DailyKos and the Democratic Underground were right about today! Just look:

Thankfully, President Bush and the Republicans in Washington remembered their base and are only sending the liberals to war.

Speaking of war, if they were right about this prediction, I wonder what tomorrow will hold...

Monday, June 13, 2005

The draft/Iran invasion countdown!

This is the week, folks. The uber-liberals (like those of DailyDean and the Democratic Blunderground) have predicted two major national and world events this week:

(1) the draft will be restarted on Wednesday, just in time for
(2) our invasion of Iran, which starts on Thursday.

Big, big week.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Muslim prisoners in Israel have picture phones? MSM sez, "We believe that."

Militants Display Pictures of Torn Qurans.

JERUSALEM - The militant Islamic Jihad on Wednesday presented pictures of torn copies of the Islamic holy book, the Quran, claimed they were taken inside an Israeli prison and said soldiers were responsible for the desecration. Israel denied the charge and said the pictures were a fabrication.

The Islamic Jihad transmitted the pictures by e-mail to a reporter in the West Bank. They show two Qurans with torn pages. The militants said prisoners took the pictures with cellular telephones and sent them electronically to militant leaders.

Prisoners with picture phones? Yeah, right! I don't know what's worse: that the Islamic Jihad thinks they can pass this off as true, that the liberals will believe it, or that the MSM prints this garbage without a single question about the absurd details.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Take Back The Memorial

Please click on the new image in the right-hand column to find the Take Back The Memorial website and learn how to stop uber-liberals like George Soros from making the WTC memorial a travesty of America-bashing.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Kraft Food proudly supports Gay Games"diversity"

From an American Family Association email:
Kraft Inc. is sponsoring the upcoming Gay Games in Chicago. I want to show you what Kraft proudly supports. But before I do that, you need to read what Marc Firestone, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Kraft Foods Inc., said in refusing to cancel their sponsorship.

"Diversity is more than a word many people like to say. At Kraft we truly respect all kinds of differences. And diversity is not a selective concept. By definition, it's nothing if not inclusive. We respect diversity of ethnicity, gender, experience, background, personal style and yes, sexual orientation and gender identity. Recognizing, respecting and valuing these differences helps us be a more successful business and a workplace where all employees can realize their full potential."

The Gay Games can't get a much stronger commitment than that given by Kraft.

Kraft also owns Maxwell House, Post, Oscar Mayer and Nabisco brands, which account for almost 75% of the company's revenues.

The attached photos were taken at the last Gay Games. This is the type activity Mr. Firestone says Kraft recognizes, respects and values. (Warning: These photos are very offensive.) Click here to see the Gay Games photos.

The Gay Games isn't about promoting diversity or tolerance. Like every other event with the word "gay" tagged onto it, it's about shoving their perverse sex acts in our faces. The AFA hasn't announced a boycott yet, but that doesn't mean people have to wait to start their own. As of this day, my wife and I will no longer buy Kraft products unless they withdraw their support of the Gay Games. I will also contact the rest of our familes and friends and urge them to spend their money elsewhere.

Here's a list of Kraft's products:


General Foods International
Maxwell House
Seattle's Best Coffee*
Torrefazione Italia*

Frozen Treats
Kool-Aid Slushies

Powdered Soft Drinks
Country Time
Crystal Light

Capri Sun*
Country Time
Crystal Light
Kool-Aid Bursts

Convenient Meals

Oscar Mayer
Louis Rich

Cold Cuts
Oscar Mayer
Louis Rich

Dinner Kits
Taco Bell*

Frozen Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen*

Hot Dogs
Oscar Mayer

Lunch Combinations

Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
Back to Nature
It's Pasta Anytime
Kraft Easy Mac

Meat Alternatives

Meat Snacks

Pastas and Sauces

Cheese & Dairy

Cheese Cubes
Back to Nature

Cold Pack Cheese

Cottage Cheese
Light n' Lively

Cream Cheese
Back to Nature

Grated Cheese


Natural Cheese
Cracker Barrel
Harvest Moon

Process Cheese Loaves
Kraft Deluxe
Old English

Process Cheese Sauce
Cheez Whiz

Process Cheese Slices
Back to Nature
Kraft Deli Deluxe
Kraft Free Singles
Kraft Singles
Kraft 2% Milk Singles

Process Cheese Spread
Easy Cheese

Shredded Cheese
Back to Nature


Baking Chocolate/Coconut

Baking Powder

Barbecue Sauce

Breakfast Beverage

Cereal Bars
Post CarbWell
Post Honey Bunches of Oats

Coating Mix
Shake ‘n Bake
Oven Fry

Grey Poupon

Cooked Cereal
Cream of Wheat


Dog Snacks

Dry Packaged Desserts
Dream Whip
Knox Gelatine

Energy Bars
Balance CarbWell

Fruit Preservatives
Ever Fresh

Frozen Whipped Topping
Cool Whip

Ice Cream Topping

Pasta Salads



Pie Crusts
Honey Maid

Ready-to-Eat Cereals
Back to Nature
Banana Nut Crunch
Blueberry Morning
Cinna-Cluster Raisin Bran
Cranberry Almond Crunch
Frosted Shredded Wheat
Fruit & Fibre
Golden Crisp
Great Grains
Honey Bunches of Oats
Natural Bran Flakes
Oreo O's
Raisin Bran
Shredded Wheat
Shredded Wheat ‘n Bran
Spoon Size Shredded Wheat
Waffle Crisp
100% Bran


Salad Dressings
Good Seasons
Kraft CarbWell
Seven Seas

Sour Cream

Spoonable Dressing
Kraft Mayo
Miracle Whip

Steak Sauce, Marinade, Worcestershire
A. 1.
A. 1. CarbWell

Stuffing Mix
Stove Top

Light n' Lively


Back to Nature
Barnum's Animals
Café Creme
Chips Ahoy!
Famous Chocolate Wafers
Family Favorites
Old Fashioned
Ginger Snaps
Lorna Doone
Marshmallow Twirls
National Arrowroot
Nutter Butter
Pecan Passion
SnackWell's CarbWell
Social Tea
Stella D'oro
Teddy Grahams
Wild Thornberry's*

Air Crisps
Back to Nature
Better Cheddars
Cheese Nips
Crown Pilot
Doo Dad
Flavor Crisps
Harvest Crisps
Honey Maid
Nabisco Grahams
Royal Lunch
Stoned Wheat Thins
Wheat Thins

Ice Cream Cones
Comet Cups

Packaged Food Combinations

Refrigerated Ready-to-Eat Desserts

Snack Bars
Honey Maid
Planters CarbWell
SnackWell's CarbWell

Snack Nuts
Corn Nuts
PB Crisps

Sugar Confectionery
Callard & Bowser
CremeSavers Hard Candy
CremeSavers Soft Candy
Kraft Caramels
Life Savers
Milka L'il Scoops
Nabisco Fun Fruits

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

WTC memorial may not be what we expect

Michelle Malkin informs us of the disgusting hijacking (WSJ article - subscription req.) of the WTC memorial plans by the extreme left:
While the IFC is getting 300,000 square feet of space to teach us how to think about liberty, the actual Memorial Center on the opposite corner of the site will get a meager 50,000 square feet to exhibit its 9/11 artifacts, all out of sight and underground.


...the IFC's list of those who are shaping or influencing the content and programming for their Ground Zero exhibit includes a Who's Who of the human rights, Guantanamo-obsessed world:

• Michael Posner, executive director at Human Rights First who is leading the world-wide "Stop Torture Now" campaign focused entirely on the U.S. military. He has stated that Mr. Rumsfeld's refusal to resign in the wake of the Abu Ghraib scandal is "irresponsible and dishonorable."

• Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU, who is pushing IFC organizers for exhibits that showcase how civil liberties in this country have been curtailed since September 11.

• Eric Foner, radical-left history professor at Columbia University who, even as the bodies were being pulled out of a smoldering Ground Zero, wrote, "I'm not sure which is more frightening: the horror that engulfed New York City or the apocalyptic rhetoric emanating daily from the White House." This is the same man who participated in a "teach-in" at Columbia to protest the Iraq war, during which a colleague exhorted students with, "The only true heroes are those who find ways to defeat the U.S. military," and called for "a million Mogadishus." The IFC website has posted Mr. Foner's statement warning that future discussions should not be "overwhelmed" by the IFC's location at the World Trade Center site itself.

• George Soros, billionaire founder of Open Society Institute, the nonprofit foundation that helps fund Human Rights First and is an early contributor to the IFC. Mr. Soros has stated that the pictures of Abu Ghraib "hit us the same way as the terrorist attack itself."

Great. Just great. This needs to be stopped NOW. Contact Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Pataki and [politely] express your concern about this issue. Don't let the far-left whackos turn the memory of 9/11 into a shameful, disgusting display of America-bashing.

UPDATE: I changed the link for contacting the mayor. It now goes to a better page where you can immediately find contact information. Scroll to the bottom.

UPDATE 2: Michelle urges us to contact President Bush, too: Contacting the White House.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

10 days left for the moonbats' draft prediction

June 15th is the date that the draft is supposed to be reinstated according to the loony leftists at DailyDean, the Democratic Blunderground and elsewhere. What will these people do when their prediction doesn't come true? Perhaps they'll claim that President Bush changed the date. Perhaps they'll proclaim that the Democrats defeated it. It'll definitely be interesting to watch the liberal forums that day.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

The MSM would be silent had it been Bibles...

Michelle Malkin gives us a satisfying rundown of the media's latest bout of bias involving the Koran "abuses" at Gitmo. Go read it all, but I'll still sum it up as such: "Where's the beef?" There have been confirmed incidents of mishandlings and desecratings of the Koran at Gitmo, yes, but they are so few and far between and those personnel responsible were appropriately punished. It's really a non-story and there's definitely nothing to justify Newsweek's ridiculous article a few weeks ago.

Oh, and nevermind the Koran abuses Muslim prisoners themselves have committed. The MSM just barely reported on those. Typical.

Ms. Malkin also includes this email from a National Guardsman who had been stationed at Gitmo:
Your article describing the treatment of detainees and their access to books other than the Koran is accurate. The detainees also have their own medical facility and an exercise yard where they run, play soccer and engage in other physical activities.

I know these things because I was a guard there from Dec. 2002 to Sept. 2003. I was in a National Guard infantry unit assigned to man the towers inside and the checkpoints around Camp Delta. I have seen these things firsthand.

I will never forget seeing an MP waiting at Guantanamo Bay Naval Hospital after being splattered by a detainees bodily fluids. You never hear about these incidents in the media and you never hear about MP's having to be tested for hepatitis and other infections due to these incidents.

Gitmo, like most detention facilities, will never approach any state of perfection. However, from what I have observed, most injuries to detainees were self-inflicted, such as attempted suicides.

That notwithstanding, the general atmosphere is not threatening. I cannot count the number of times a detainee would look up at me in one of the towers and give me a friendly smile and wave.

Prior to our units deployment to Gitmo we were trained to look for any sign of abuse toward the detainees and report it immediately. We were given cards with specific steps to take if such an event occured. This card became an inspectable item that we had to carry in our uniform shirt pocket when on duty.

This was all done to drive home to us the idea that we were there to do three specific things. We were to keep out unathorized personnel, prevent the escape of detainees, and ensure the safety of the detainees.

Hardly sounds like Amnesty International's "gulag." One has to wonder if AI has even seen Gitmo and talked to the military personnel and the prisoners.

What gets me about all this, though, is the fact that the Koran is being singled out - particularly by the MSM - for special reverence. Do you think the MSM and the rest of the left would be so outraged had Bibles been abused? Would there have been as much media coverage? Of course not. After all, the Bible is just a collection of myths that right-wing fundamentalists use to justify killing gays and bombing abortion clinics. Abusing it is no big deal. The same goes for the Torah. The MSM would be completely silent on the issue of Bible and Torah abuses just as they have been for countless years about known and confirmed abuses of the two books in anti-Christian and anti-Jewish countries.

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