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Old 08-26-2009, 02:12 PM   #601
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sounds like they're just punishing diversity of thought.

and liberals socialists are supposed to be so open-minded!
Fixed that for you.

I'm sure we all know it's all about $s. Pissing off a tiny group of troglodytes is much better than pissing off an entire nation of people who at best fully support marriage for all, and at worst, really don't give a rat's ass who marries whom.
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Champion of diversity in all but thought.
I don't live by the relativist creed of "It's all good' so no hypocrisy on my part. I believe in individual freedom of choice but reserve the right of others to judge the results of those choices.

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That's my point. I can understand being offended or under-whelmed by sophomoric humor. But how is one "offended" by a businessman touting the virtues of free-market capitalism over statism?
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That's my point. I can understand being offended or under-whelmed by sophomoric humor. But how is one "offended" by a businessman touting the virtues of free-market capitalism over statism?


first, i reject your simplistic bifurcation of the issue.

but you're playing into my point. i personally don't care what the owner of Whole Foods does or says.

however, there are people who want to protest, and they are exercising their right to protest. you seem to think this is foolish when it happens on the Left, yet the people screaming about Hitler in town halls are just exercising their free speech?

that's the hypocrisy i'm talking about. there's not much appreciation for "diversity of thought" on the Right, is there?

i also agree with not agreeing with the "relativist crowd." i don't tolerate the bad thinking that says, "well, you can have a different opinion on homosexuality" or that says that "socialism is like Hitler."

you're trying to go both ways.
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That's my point. I can understand being offended or under-whelmed by sophomoric humor. But how is one "offended" by a businessman touting the virtues of free-market capitalism over statism?
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If a progressive executive in a service-related company in a primarily conservative area began promoting his or her political or social views, and that resulted in customer dissatisfaction and boycotts, would we expect anything less?
So, it would be equally as ridiculous for the consumers in my scenario to be "offended" to the point that the shareholders would want to remove the executive in order to mitigate losses to their company? Or would they merely be exercising their free will as consumers?
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however, there are people who want to protest, and they are exercising their right to protest. you seem to think this is foolish when it happens on the Left, yet the people screaming about Hitler in town halls are just exercising their free speech?
Never said they didn't have said right. I just don't understand being "offended."

Unless,

public policy disagreement with President Obama is less difference in political philosophy and more blasphemy.

Unless,

Democratic healthcare reform is less legislation and more scripture.

Then I could understand being offended.
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you know, i always tell people, "that Martha, she's a good egg." glad to see i'm only spreading the truth.

Aw, thanks. We socialists/fascists/relativists need to stick together.

Is there something else about Domino's that I need to know?
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Never said they didn't have said right. I just don't understand being "offended."

Unless,

public policy disagreement with President Obama is less difference in political philosophy and more blasphemy.

Unless,

Democratic healthcare reform is less legislation and more scripture.

Then I could understand being offended.


you just seem to find some forms of protest more acceptable than others.

the only scripture-like worship going on is that of the "free market" and how it fixes everything, despite nearly bringing us to total ruin at the end of 2008.
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Is there something else about Domino's that I need to know?


it doesn't deserve to be called pizza.
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it doesn't deserve to be called pizza.
I love Domino's pizza. But then, I live in Ohio, and although I've been to New York and Chicago many times, I've never had any big-city "real" pizza.
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I love Domino's pizza. But then, I live in Ohio, and although I've been to New York and Chicago many times, I've never had any big-city "real" pizza.

Domino's is to pizza as fish sticks are to fish.



the best pizza in the USA can be found in New Haven, CT.

Welcome to The Original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napolitana - Home

but NYC is also quite good. Providence as well.
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Then I feel even better about my poorly thought out boycott choices.
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you just seem to find some forms of protest more acceptable than others.
I suppose you're right. I find it much more acceptable to protest against the confiscation of wealth by the government than to protest for even more of it.
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Ruin (your word) of what? Only the most prosperous economy and creator of wealth in human history. And since when do Fannie and Freddie qualify as examples of free-market capitalism?
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I suppose you're right. I find it much more acceptable to protest against the confiscation of wealth by the government than to protest for even more of it.

yes, i see your point here. protesting is cool when you agree with it, not cool when you don't. tactics are only acceptable when you agree with the cause.


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Ruin (your word) of what? Only the most prosperous economy and creator of wealth in human history. And since when do Fannie and Freddie qualify as examples of free-market capitalism?

the ruin of said economy. Reganonmics are dead and buried. only the wealthy have truly benefited proportionately since 1980, and what good came to the middle and lower classes happened in the 1990s. the period from 2001-2006/7, when there was total GOP control of the House, Senate, and Presidency led us to the financial disaster we're still stuck in, and won't come out of for a long time when it comes to deficit and employment. it was the New Deal and it's reforms that created said "prosperous economy and creator of wealth," not it's dismantling.
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So, it would be equally as ridiculous for the consumers in my scenario to be "offended" to the point that the shareholders would want to remove the executive in order to mitigate losses to their company? Or would they merely be exercising their free will as consumers?
See my Ben & Jerry example. I don't care if they're tie-dyed liberal hippies. Their busness model works and they're a net plus to the economy.

And Ben & Jerry's is sure preferable to a state-run/tax-subsidized/one-flavor-fits-all/we-decide-if-you-need-it-or-not ice cream store.
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I suppose you're right. I find it much more acceptable to protest against the confiscation of wealth by the government than to protest for even more of it.
And do you honestly think that's what most of them are protesting?

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And since when do Fannie and Freddie qualify as examples of free-market capitalism?
Ha ha, the conservative "understanding" of the economy: "Fannie and Freddie did all of this".
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