Eat Mor Crow

Eat Mor Crow

There are 9 comments on the www.austinchronicle.com story from Feb 11, 2011, titled Eat Mor Crow. In it, www.austinchronicle.com reports that:

C'mon. They're closed on Sundays. Who didn't think they were giving to anti-GLBT groups?

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“Haters Need 2 Shut the F-K Up!”

Since: Aug 07

Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA

#1 Feb 11, 2011
Never mind a boycott-- we should just scream back at the minimum wage lackey who ends the sale with "God Bless You" with "I'm an atheist homo" and see how they react!

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#2 Feb 11, 2011
>>>>>There is the risk of overuse, of course. The overuse of a tool -- like a boycott -- that undervalues targeted attacks. Maybe it was just my friend group, but the reaction to a Chick-Fil-A boycott wasn't met with enthusiasm. More of a grudging acceptance, and on occasion, contrarian obstinacy. And a tendency towards apathy.

I think we're reaching a tipping point. Target, Domino's, and Cracker Barrel were relatively easy targets. If Chick-fil-A's boycott encounters backlash from a gay group (even a conservative one), I wonder about future efficacy.

Chick-fil-A responded quickly, fortunately. But will the national media tire of the GLBT boycott theme before corporations learn to avoid the scandal? I wonder.

In short, we should be careful about who we pick to picket in the future.<<<<<

there is a missed point here.

ANY corporation has benefits from our government.

First the benefit of deduction expenses. which is what they conciser anti gay messages.

SECOND, they deduct the donations to anti gay groups and politicians from their taxes.

THIRD, There are normally stockholders that do not get all their share of the profits because they are given away to political and hate groups. Such donations taint the product and cost them money as well. It is just THEFT from a stock holder.

The whole protest over TARGET Was about corporation giving political donations. the supreme Court made a very one sided decision that was directed to show it bias against social reform and to allow Corporations to control the government and own the Representatives and the Senators they wish to be in charge.

One good example is Michelle Bockmann of Minnesota, she is a loose wing nut and scares everyone in the country, but where is her support? The money did not come from a 20 dollar donation by her votes it came from the corporations that wish control. If you spend enough money on an election you can buy it.

If you spend enough to create hatred you can take rights away as well. Ever heard of a rich GAY who was discriminated against. A Rich Transperson who was Discriminated against?

No it is only the Poor and the shrinking middle class that are discriminated against. Middle America, where God is a social event, and fear of being left out is the biggest fear.

Chick-Fil-A is only one example, Target another. Each need to be dealt with.

A man hits his head against a wall all day, goes to the DR, and complains about the head ache. Well stop doing that. Soc said.

But if I stop then I will have nothing else to do.

Why do we keep hitting our heads on companies who discriminate, we have nothing else that we can do about it. When the wall falls, we will find another wall and beat our heads into it again, until there are no more walls.
Johnny Something

Morgantown, WV

#3 Feb 11, 2011
SouthJerseySteve wrote:
Never mind a boycott-- we should just scream back at the minimum wage lackey who ends the sale with "God Bless You" with "I'm an atheist homo" and see how they react!
Yes!!!!!

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#4 Feb 11, 2011
SouthJerseySteve wrote:
Never mind a boycott-- we should just scream back at the minimum wage lackey who ends the sale with "God Bless You" with "I'm an atheist homo" and see how they react!
They would react by hating screaming atheist homos. If you've ever worked minimum wage, maybe you've forgotten what it's like. If you want to reach people, there are calmer, friendlier ways to do it. Do it right, and you could wind up with someone who LIKES atheist homos.

Boycotts can work, and they're usually more successful for the gay community than the religious community. Liberty and human rights are easy to get behind. When churches boycott something, it always seems to become MORE popular.

But don't take it out on the poor schmoe working the register. Usually it's just some kid trying to make a buck. And even if they're religious and homophobic NOW, the right approach can cure all that.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#5 Feb 11, 2011
boycotts do not work well. if you want to make change the have the group who is protesting buy some stock in the company. when you show up at a stockholders meeting that will make a real impression.

and you only need one share. and if you get a hundred people to buy one share and show up, that will be noticed. But you need good behavior and no shouting, just endless real questions.

and it does work.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#6 Feb 12, 2011
pauline 2 wrote:
boycotts do not work well. if you want to make change the have the group who is protesting buy some stock in the company. when you show up at a stockholders meeting that will make a real impression.
and you only need one share. and if you get a hundred people to buy one share and show up, that will be noticed. But you need good behavior and no shouting, just endless real questions.
and it does work.
I don't think that "boycotts do not work well" is true even as a general rule. While some are just laughed off by the target and others achieve only minimal change, the majority do achieve what they set out to do. It may not be quick or easy, but it can be a very effective tool to create change.

In order for a boycott to be effective, the group calling for it must either represent a serious threat to profitability, or at least have enough right on their side to draw others into the cause, to become that serious threat. It also must have a clearly defined and articulated objective, which has been agreed to by its participants, as an end to the means. If either the why someone has called for a boycott or the what they are trying to achieve with it aren't clear, or worse, laughable, it's over before it has even begun.

The problems with the shareholder strategy are two-fold. Most publicly traded companies are owned by large institutional investors, 100 people with a share each can make a lot of noise, but in the end, they only represent an infinitesimal share of the company. If you are unable to persuade those institutions which actually own the company, you are pretty s.o.o.l.. The other problem is that many companies, like Chick-Fil-A for example, are privately held and the only shareholders work for the company. They wouldn't even let anyone who disagrees in the door.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#7 Feb 12, 2011
pauline 2 wrote:
boycotts do not work well. if you want to make change the have the group who is protesting buy some stock in the company. when you show up at a stockholders meeting that will make a real impression.
and you only need one share. and if you get a hundred people to buy one share and show up, that will be noticed. But you need good behavior and no shouting, just endless real questions.
and it does work.
A few years ago the baptists began to boycott Disney, for they used to have 'gay nights', when the park was rented out a certain company and all who would attend was gays and lesbians. In my younger days, I would attend and it was really fun, though there were strict rules, like no drag, like graduation night!

The boycott was so ludicrous that the baptists just gave up and actually REVERSED their stance and now I am sure they don't even think of it. I note the Phelps gang does not show up in front of Disneyland or Disneyworld with their signs.

Boycotts are fun for the first month or so, but then everyone gets bored and goes on with life and soon everyone, including the boycotting group, forgets the boycott in the first place.

The only one I recall that actually worked was the one on Coors Beer. I didn't see a Coors for about 10 years until they finally gave up and began to support gay causes. Coors sucks anyway, so who cared?

“Haters Need 2 Shut the F-K Up!”

Since: Aug 07

Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA

#8 Feb 12, 2011
EdmondWA wrote:
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They would react by hating screaming atheist homos. If you've ever worked minimum wage, maybe you've forgotten what it's like. If you want to reach people, there are calmer, friendlier ways to do it. Do it right, and you could wind up with someone who LIKES atheist homos.
Boycotts can work, and they're usually more successful for the gay community than the religious community. Liberty and human rights are easy to get behind. When churches boycott something, it always seems to become MORE popular.
But don't take it out on the poor schmoe working the register. Usually it's just some kid trying to make a buck. And even if they're religious and homophobic NOW, the right approach can cure all that.
Take a deep breath pal, I guess you missed the screaming sarcasm in that comment.
paul shykora calgary

Calgary, Canada

#9 May 18, 2011
...AND THE....HORSE-Issues',here???.. .Wake-UP....eh...

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