In Wake of Delta Using Its Corporate Power and Money to Agitate for the Democrats' Fraud-Seeking Vote Schemes, The Georgia GOP House Votes to Strip Delta of Its State-Provided Tax Breaks

Good. #War.

It's time to finally fight back against #WokeCorporatism, using the most obvious weapons we have.

The left has pressured corporations to advance the left's political agenda.

It's time to put aside the childish "libertarian" approach where we pretend we're letting corporations act freely and without political pressure -- ignoring the fact that the left (including Democrat politicians) pressure them every single day with threats both implicit and explicit.

There is no "libertarian" position in the middle of a war. You either win or you die.

The Georgia House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to strip Delta Air Lines of a tax break that was worth tens of millions of dollars in response to CEO Ed Bastian's condemnation of Georgia's recently passed voting reform law as "unacceptable."

Georgia's bill, which has been the subject of widespread disinformation and lies by prominent Democratic politicians, has provoked calls for boycotts of Georgia-based corporations by civil rights activists who have argued that these companies should do more to speak out against the law.

As if on command, a number of those corporations or their CEOs issued statements that often repeated false Democratic talking points about the law, including Delta CEO Ed Bastian.

In his statement, Bastian echoed the widely repeated talking point that "could make it harder for many Georgians, particularly those in our Black and Brown communities, to exercise their right to vote." In fact, the bill expands early voting and voting hours and generally made it easier for people of all races to vote -- in person.

Bastian condemned the law, stating, "I need to make it crystal clear that the final bill is unacceptable and does not match Delta's values."

Well, maybe Delta's pro-coup values no longer match Georgia citizens' values.

Bullies only stop when you bloody their noses, and it's time to start delivering A LOT of bloody noses to our would-be Corporate Overlords.

It's time for a fucking REVOLT.

Get ready for the paid corporate propagandists of Conservative, Inc. to roar into action -- suddenly discovering, "Here lies a hill worth dying on!" -- as the people paying their mortgage demand value-for-money.

Also needing a bloody nose: Coca-Cola. Which should also be disburdened of any tax benefits the Racist State of Georgia is offering them.

Coke's CEO James Qunicy is not even a US citizen.

He's a British man who believes he has the power to tell America what its government should be like.

Once upon a time, Americans didn't take too kindly to that.

Posted by: Ace at 01:06 PM




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1 Good.

Posted by: mr tmz at April 01, 2021 12:06 PM (m/Gc2)

2 in response to CEO Ed Bastian's condemnation of Georgia's recently passed voting reform law as "unacceptable."
nobody's paying you to have an opinion about legislative matters you pompous d!ckhead.

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 12:07 PM (DJFLF)

3 I graciously ceded "le post premier"to Monsieur mr tmz

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 12:07 PM (DJFLF)

4 I keep getting distracted by that ad featuring Liz Montgomery in a leotard.

Not that I'm complaining.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, On Location in Montana at April 01, 2021 12:08 PM (4l77G)

5 Now to appeler les autres

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 12:08 PM (DJFLF)

6 James Quincey sucks cocks by choice.

Posted by: garrett at April 01, 2021 12:08 PM (MSsti)

7 I certainly hope the legislative actions get signed or vetoes overridden.

Posted by: Orange Man Bad (Rhees Be Upon Him) at April 01, 2021 12:08 PM (jV+aN)

8 Good at least someone is fighting back

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2021 12:09 PM (GPwVZ)

9 Moar

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Marcus Brasswang at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (ifmtJ)

10 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (Zz0t1)

11 It's time for a fucking REVOLT.

Stinking on ice!

Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (CTJwJ)

12 Fuck coke...was a life long coke drinker...no more

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (GPwVZ)

13 Except:
"However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and will not become law."
So no actual consequences, just some posturing.

Posted by: Sam at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (ohyxL)

14 Oh, wow!!! Way to go, Georgia! Maybe some more state legislatures will follow suit.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin, clinging bitterly to a deplorable life at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (efX5n)

15 This is a good response, but I think it will further Balkanize the US. These corps will move to blue shitholes and then withhold their product from red states. Red states will have to build their own which will then get shut down by federal law.

Posted by: InCali at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (9AFWN)

16 And now the Dems will argue for tax breaks for the corporation?

Posted by: davidt at April 01, 2021 12:11 PM (WoQnt)

17 Sounds like it's time for a soda tax. For the good of the children.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 01, 2021 12:11 PM (H5knJ)

18 C Suite executives don't have lively imaginations.

Posted by: mr tmz at April 01, 2021 12:11 PM (m/Gc2)

19 12 Fuck coke...was a life long coke drinker...no more
Posted by: Nevergiveup

the pounds literally melt away when you give up sodie waters.

Posted by: x4 at April 01, 2021 12:11 PM (oA+QO)

20 Remember when leftists pretended to believe that it would be awful if megacorps held unaccountable power over the political process? Good times!

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 01, 2021 12:11 PM (DXFDM)

21 Right on ace. Vote with your wallet. Money and power is all they know so that is where you hit them.

Posted by: Bosk at April 01, 2021 12:11 PM (SWbVS)

22 Except:
"However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and will not become law."
So no actual consequences, just some posturing.
Posted by: Sam at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (ohyxL)

Crap. Why can't they do a special session?

Posted by: InCali at April 01, 2021 12:11 PM (9AFWN)

23 Ya know what, let sundown raise the corp tax rate...they all hate us anyway..fuck em

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2021 12:11 PM (GPwVZ)

24 Good for Georgia.

Death to "Too Big" to fail corporations and most corporations.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (pw+jk)

25 Colt KING COBRA 357M SS NS 4.25"; $999; https://bit.ly/3sJsyA6

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (YYlyE)

26
Good. Will it leave enough of a mark to get other corporations to STFU and STFD?

One can only hope.

Posted by: Bill from Attainder at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (N/gDA)

27 "unacceptable...it is a step backward..."

Oh, that's right. In their little code, "Forward" always means towards socialism.

Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (CTJwJ)

28 Bring back New Coke!

Posted by: BignJames at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (AwYPR)

29 Is should be noted that the pussy GOP Georgia state senate did not advance the house bill, so this is mostly a symbolic gesture.

Posted by: Corona-kun at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (OjTGt)

30 I've got 30 some odd thousand miles on Delta sitting there.

I should find a worthy cause to donate them to as I won't be using them. Ever.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (Zz0t1)

31 >Except:
"However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and will not become law."
So no actual consequences, just some posturing.
Posted by: Sam at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (ohyxL)

Oh ho, so GOPe Failure Theater rides again! Of course!

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (DXFDM)

32 So no actual consequences, just some posturing.
Posted by: Sam at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (ohyxL)


it's what republicans do best..that and bending over

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (GPwVZ)

33 If corporations want to enter political discourse, this shit is going to happen.

Fuck 'em.

#ShutUpandFlyMetoVegas

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 12:13 PM (NWM+b)

34 "However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up
consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and
will not become law."

So no actual consequences, just some posturing.

Posted by: Sam

So, kabuki theater.

Posted by: davidt at April 01, 2021 12:13 PM (WoQnt)

35 A certain Austriansregime worked closely with corporations.

Posted by: steevy at April 01, 2021 12:13 PM (oGB6/)

36 13 Except:
"However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and will not become law."
So no actual consequences, just some posturing.

Posted by: Sam at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (ohyxL)

They adjourned the 2021 session in March of 2021? Who do they think they are, teachers?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 12:13 PM (1ISKN)

37 Oi, BritBong, when I want an opinion on how to sell, sugar-water, I'll call you. Otherwise, STFU and enjoy the ride.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 12:13 PM (YYlyE)

38 Notice that neither company stated what they found objectionable in the bill. It's just this gauzy feelgood lefty bullshit.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at April 01, 2021 12:13 PM (sWM8x)

39 Is should be noted that the pussy GOP Georgia state senate did not advance the house bill, so this is mostly a symbolic gesture.
Posted by: Corona-kun at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (OjTGt)


Too bad. I hope they move it along and pass it. I just placed an order to sell all of my Delta stock.

Posted by: LASue at April 01, 2021 12:13 PM (Ed8Zd)

40 Fuck Coke.

I was a die-hard Coke product consumer. No longer.

The problem is that it has it's greasy Nyarlathotepian tentacles in a LOT of stuff that isn't obviously "Coke" so I've had to educate myself.

Posted by: Oldstoke at April 01, 2021 12:13 PM (sb+Cg)

41 Excellent.

Shame this moxie was nowhere in siht last fall. I'm gonna guess that bit of GOP rebellion against clean presidential elections was corporate sponsored, too, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2021 12:13 PM (bDqIh)

42 32 So no actual consequences, just some posturing.

Posted by: Sam at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (ohyxL)





it's what republicans do best..that and bending over

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2021 12:12 PM (GPwVZ)

But mostly bending over.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 01, 2021 12:14 PM (N39Ws)

43 Yeah, f delta. I don't expect to ever fly again anyway.

Posted by: InCali at April 01, 2021 12:14 PM (9AFWN)

44 43 Yeah, f delta. I don't expect to ever fly again anyway.
Posted by: InCali at April 01, 2021 12:14 PM (9AFWN)

========

Do you look forward to bailing the company out again, though?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 12:14 PM (NWM+b)

45 Commie Cola?
Is that what it is now?

Well, it is located in Fraud County, Georgia. Where elections go to die.

Posted by: Zank Frappa at April 01, 2021 12:14 PM (iaCeZ)

46 Pat Condell has a recent video out once again decrying the British totalitarianism. He says if a citizen makes an "unacceptable comment" on social media, the cops will often show up at their home to discuss and challenge them, if not worse.


Pat is at patcondell.net

Posted by: illiniwek at April 01, 2021 12:14 PM (Cus5s)

47 My isp number been 'dynamic' lately, not sure I like this hash.

Posted by: davidt at April 01, 2021 12:15 PM (WoQnt)

48 13 Except:
"However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and will not become law."
So no actual consequences, just some posturing.
Posted by: Sam at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (ohyxL)


But, of course they did. Fucking weasels.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at April 01, 2021 12:15 PM (DTX3h)

49
So, kabuki theater.

Posted by: davidt at April 01, 2021 12:13 PM


More like bukkake theater.

Posted by: Bill from Attainder at April 01, 2021 12:15 PM (N/gDA)

50 I am glad that this subsidy is being pulled (as all subsidies should be), but I stand by my conclusions that I drew about Delta this morning after watching some local news. Reporting this (on-topic) from the MR.

I sat through some of the local news this morning and I saw a little story that explains something from yesterday's "Quick Hits" thread. One of the blurbs there was about Delta's CEO vice-signalling on the topic of Georgia's new elections law. Delta is opposed to it and is all about justice (of course).

Flash forward to this morning and what do I see on the news? Delta is rolling back some of its 'Rona-related constraints and is again selling - and filling - middle seats.

Now it makes sense. They are making a move that will piss off the Karens, so they made an advance payment to the Social Justice Committee by making inflammatory statements about GA's new law. This gives them two things: a good distraction from the significant business change they just made, and a fallback defense when Karen, Inc. applies pressure.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:15 PM (Jsjd7)

51
"State-provided tax breaks". Also known as bribes.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:15 PM (mht8P)

52 >>"However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up
consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and
will not become law."


Never mind

So. . . This is failure theater to pretend they aren't the totally-owned scumbags who helped Biden steal the election?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2021 12:15 PM (bDqIh)

53 My isp number been 'dynamic' lately, not sure I like this hash.
Posted by: davidt at April 01, 2021 12:15 PM (WoQnt)


Says "Woke NOT" to me......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:16 PM (Zz0t1)

54 War 360, like it is right outside your window.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 01, 2021 12:16 PM (/rM6w)

55 I'll tentatively cheer this action.

I will reserve the right to say, "I told you so" when, and if, this vote is overturned, Georgia reps buckle under the pressure of the woke or a Hawaiian judge rules they have no standing.

Beyond that, Ace, you are spot on. As a certain dog-eating crackhead once said, "Punch back twice as hard."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 12:16 PM (2JVJo)

56 NHK news is reporting on the non Crisis at the Border, and they have some really good video. I can see why our corp media is not reporting on it it looks really really bad

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at April 01, 2021 12:16 PM (dKiJG)

57 I don't understand why corporate CEOs would interject their opinions in political matters knowing that they're going to piss off half the population one way or the other.

Why doesn't the board of directors, on behalf of the shareholders, fire the assholes speaking out like this and say the new CEO only knows something about making fizzy sugar water.

Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2021 12:17 PM (/BlEx)

58 Coke owns Minute Maid, for example.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Coca-Cola_brands

Posted by: Oldstoke at April 01, 2021 12:17 PM (sb+Cg)

59 I keep getting distracted by that ad featuring Liz Montgomery in a leotard.

Not that I'm complaining.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, On Location in Montana at April 01, 2021 12:08 PM (4l77G)

****

Could you tell me why Bewitched was cancelled... because I won't click that.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at April 01, 2021 12:17 PM (flINI)

60 > My isp number been 'dynamic' lately, not sure I like this hash.

I have a program on my computer that emails me when my IP changes, and tells me what my new IP address is. I use it so I can SSH into a PC without worrying that I'm using a dead IP address and without paying for a static IP.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 12:17 PM (YYlyE)

61 Why doesn't the board of directors, on behalf of the shareholders, fire the assholes speaking out like this and say the new CEO only knows something about making fizzy sugar water.
Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2021 12:17 PM (/BlEx)
++++
Welcome to the brave new world of socially-conscious, activist "stakeholder capitalism."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:17 PM (Jsjd7)

62 >>He's a British man who believes he has the power to tell America what its government should be like.


Ah. Like a lot of Silicon Valley execs making decisions about what speech is permitted, and who is even able to speak online. Glorious globalism!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 01, 2021 12:18 PM (bDqIh)

63 ha! I named and shamed the CEO as a pompous d!ckhead without even knowing he was a Brit

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 12:18 PM (DJFLF)

64 Coca-Cola CEO says the restrictive Georgia voting law DOES NOT HAVE WHAT PLANTS CRAVE

Posted by: x4 at April 01, 2021 12:18 PM (oA+QO)

65 "However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and will not become law."
So no actual consequences, just some posturing.


How can you adjourn a 2021 session in April?

Posturing. Man, my cynicism can't even keep up these days.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 12:18 PM (2JVJo)

66 GFY Delta CEO! You just cost your stockholders a ton; fuck face.

Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 12:18 PM (gmo/4)

67 A good blackmail deal but your writing a fiction. Retarded Spy genre.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 01, 2021 12:18 PM (/rM6w)

68 You're either [D] or [R]: actively protecting or protecting thru inaction.

Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 12:19 PM (CTJwJ)

69 STEYR C9-A2 MF 9MM 17RD BLK 3.8"; $550; https://bit.ly/31FHjIm

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 12:19 PM (YYlyE)

70 Why do big companies suddenly feel so safe in "getting involved" and insulting half the country?

Posted by: ... at April 01, 2021 12:19 PM (wNdGA)

71 Now it makes sense. They are making a move that will piss off the Karens, so they made an advance payment to the Social Justice Committee by making inflammatory statements about GA's new law. This gives them two things: a good distraction from the significant business change they just made, and a fallback defense when Karen, Inc. applies pressure.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:15 PM (Jsjd7)

Not a bad hypothesis. This coupled with carbon credits is the new buying indulgences. Yes, in fact, it is a religion.

Posted by: InCali at April 01, 2021 12:19 PM (9AFWN)

72 The Georgia State Senate is controlled by the Noem wing of the GOP.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 01, 2021 12:19 PM (xPl2J)

73 Bust them up, nationalize them, unionize them, imprison their leadership for bribery, confiscate their wealth, and spend it all on public works.

Posted by: Corona-kun at April 01, 2021 12:19 PM (OjTGt)

74 Delta was always shit. Not sour grapes here, they have been considered to be shit for decades. I recall when their stock traded for garbage, because the airline was garbage. If people don't stand up now against this crap, there will be little left to fight for. These people are trying to steam roll everyone. They have the school, companies, Hollyweird, really everything.

Normals are on their backs. They have non one on their side other than others that believe in America. But all that the left chose to make out of our society is against them. If they back down now, who will stand up next time?

Posted by: Quint at April 01, 2021 12:19 PM (OqDgx)

75 So it's really just posturing and failure theater?

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 12:20 PM (ONvIw)

76 Yeah, these CEO fucks should concentrate on their goddam jobs, rather than politics.

Much easier, and proper, for them to be silent.

Especially when they hate America.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 01, 2021 12:20 PM (ufFY8)

77 >>> Except:
"However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and will not become law."
So no actual consequences, just some posturing.
Posted by: Sam at April 01, 2021 12:10 PM (ohyxL)


I was going to say, "thanks for growing a spine now that it doesn't matter, assholes". But I see they didn't even do that. But if you look at the record they did one hell of a job getting corporate tax rates cut this session. All done and taken care of.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 01, 2021 12:20 PM (pnzcV)

78 When I think of the pinnacle of customer service, US domestic airlines never come to mind.

Posted by: mr tmz at April 01, 2021 12:20 PM (m/Gc2)

79 ha! I named and shamed the CEO as a pompous d!ckhead without even knowing he was a Brit
Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 12:18 PM (DJFLF)

Hey!!!

Posted by: Thornton Mulberry III at April 01, 2021 12:20 PM (wNdGA)

80 Coca Cola, a Berkshire Hathaway holding as in Warren Buffet who doesn't like pipelines because of his model train set.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at April 01, 2021 12:20 PM (I58tH)

81 CEOs have fallen under the mistaken belief that they need to respond to current events or make special announcements to keep their workers in line.

...On this Juneteenth, let's hear a special message from Taranton Von Voorhies III about how he's down with your struggle.

Believe me, no one, not the employees or customers, care what the CEO thinks.


Posted by: MJ at April 01, 2021 12:20 PM (gAMkn)

82 I'll drink Roman Catholic cola.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 01, 2021 12:20 PM (63Dwl)

83 My husband has been a Delta Platinum member for years. He fired off an angry email to the CEO yesterday.


It's really something to see the woke mob on social media urging Delta and Coke to leave the "racist" state of GA and move to "progressive" states like CT, NY or NJ. Lololol.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 01, 2021 12:21 PM (ptqGC)

84
Airline travel: prison, with the option of crashing.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:21 PM (mht8P)

85 It's just a show-vote, no action coming. Unless the threat gets results, I don't care about it at all. Delta and other Woke Companies will know whether this indicates a need to change their ways, and we will see soon enough. I have my doubts, to say the least.

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at April 01, 2021 12:21 PM (sQZ7Z)

86 Who owns Pepsi? Mexican Jarritos cola soda with real cane sugar is better than wokeacola.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at April 01, 2021 12:21 PM (AXNfw)

87 >>>However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up
consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and
will not become law."

So no actual consequences, just some posturing.

=======

So now the point of this thread is? Other than dumping my sock from the last one.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (IzWqf)

88 "This gives them two things: a good distraction from the significant business change they just made, and a fallback defense when Karen, Inc. applies pressure." mannix


yes, imo WalMart is the same. Locally at least, Sams and WM have not cared if I walk through maskless. So WM shows support for digital vaccine "cards", because they need the "social credit points" (nationally) to keep the flow of customers that don't want masks (or vaccines). They try to play both sides ... at least in the WM case, which has "typical MAGA voters" as its base.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (Cus5s)

89 70 Why do big companies suddenly feel so safe in "getting involved" and insulting half the country?

Because they are afraid of Gaslight Media and the current administration. The commietard Siamese Twins. They are not afraid of average peons who just happen to be their customers

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (DJFLF)

90 87
So now the point of this thread is? Other than dumping my sock from the last one.
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (IzWqf)

===========

*considers mentioning Prometheus*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (NWM+b)

91 Good. More.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (9hauA)

92 It's time for a fucking REVOLT.

--

I'm with you 100%. More. We either fight this fight now, or we capitulate fully to living our lives allowed to us by the left. It's that simple.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (O+I8R)

93
Believe me, no one, not the employees or customers, care what the CEO thinks.

Posted by: MJ at April 01, 2021 12:20 PM (gAMkn)

__________

As Russian peasants once said, God is near and the Tsar is far away.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (mht8P)

94 I sat through some of the local news this morning and I saw a little story that explains something from yesterday's "Quick Hits" thread. One of the blurbs there was about Delta's CEO vice-signalling on the topic of Georgia's new elections law. Delta is opposed to it and is all about justice (of course).

Flash forward to this morning and what do I see on the news? Delta is rolling back some of its 'Rona-related constraints and is again selling - and filling - middle seats.

Now it makes sense. They are making a move that will piss off the Karens, so they made an advance payment to the Social Justice Committee by making inflammatory statements about GA's new law. This gives them two things: a good distraction from the significant business change they just made, and a fallback defense when Karen, Inc. applies pressure.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:15 PM (Jsjd7)

Sometimes I get distracted by the fake posturing and think its real. This is a good reminder that its pretty much all fake posturing intended to obtain a desired result, which usually has nothing to do with what they are posturing about.

Posted by: LASue at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (Ed8Zd)

95 Why do big companies suddenly feel so safe in "getting involved" and insulting half the country?

Posted by: ... at April 01, 2021 12:19 PM (wNdGA)

they know only one side pisses and moans. These guys gave up their Republican friends so quick it is a joke. I even wondered about some of the stuff Trump said. But he was right at almost every instance. I am so old I remember when they bashed corporations and called them Repub pundits. Now the companies are cowards who want to placate the mob so they will be eaten last.

Posted by: Quint at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (OqDgx)

96 So it's now "Fuck you, phony war"

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (ONvIw)

97 Oh for crying out loud! Coke owns 500 brands in 200 countries!

No WAY I'll remember even just the US ones.

Posted by: Just Lily. Thread-Winner Elect at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (K6PCM)

98 If it could be limited to large corporations, I'd support the GOP getting into a bidding war with the communists on how much to increase the corporate tax rate.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (sWM8x)

99 57. Because the BOD members are just as woke. The CEO is following their directive. Look at the BOD of any international company and you will find they all hold similar positions on other international BOD or they are CEOs. That is what was so glaringly obvious about Hunter Biden who had no experience, expertise to be on any of the BOD he was on Other than as a conduit to his dad as Senator or VP.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (2DnmD)

100 66 GFY Delta CEO! You just cost your stockholders a ton; fuck face.
Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 12:18 PM (gmo/4)

he didn't cost them anything. The GOP-e guaranteed it was all a stunt, only intended to make the proles in the cheap seats happy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (bxPTJ)

101

>>>>He's a British man who believes he has the power to tell America what its government should be like. Once upon a time, Americans didn't take too kindly to that.


Tar and feathers!

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (xPl2J)

102 "I need to make it crystal clear that the final bill is unacceptable and does not match Delta's values."
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Well, actually, no you don't. You need to sit down and STFU. Run your business, rather than engaging in politics from your corporate office.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (AytXr)

103 Noem signed an EO the other day that set boys and girls compete based on their biology/genetics in HS sports.

Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (gmo/4)

104 Airline travel: prison, with the option of crashing.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:21 PM (mht8P)


I flew to the NoVaMoMe last August. Between the cramped quarters and the Mask of Cain, next time I'll drive. I'll at least be able to bring a half-dozen bottles of Veuve with me, anyway.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 12:24 PM (2JVJo)

105 I agree with ace, though.

I had been mistaken for years that the tax code actually matters.

It doesn't. It is simply about rewarding good behavior and punishing bad. Rewarding friends and punishing enemies.

Posted by: MJ at April 01, 2021 12:24 PM (gAMkn)

106 I flew Delta once to Moscow...

Apparently, the flight crew is picked by seniority. Our business class "stewardess" was an overweight 64 year old with a serious attitude problem.

After that trip, I switched to Singapore Airlines, catching the flight out of Houston. Fucking marvelous planes and crews.

Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2021 12:24 PM (/BlEx)

107 *considers mentioning Prometheus*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (NWM+b)

****

Come ON man!!!

Posted by: Prometheus at April 01, 2021 12:24 PM (flINI)

108 Coke's CEO James Qunicy is not even a US citizen.

Posted by: Ace at 01:06 PM

He probably voted last year regardless, multiple times even.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 01, 2021 12:24 PM (ovHX/)

109 As for Georgia's election laws, will they be enforced or ignored like in November, then pointless.

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 12:24 PM (ONvIw)

110 Fanta, owned by Coke was the preferred soft drink of the NSDAP in the 30s.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at April 01, 2021 12:24 PM (I58tH)

111 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (bxPTJ)

Yeah, saw that after I posted. Thanks.

Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 12:24 PM (gmo/4)

112 Is it fear, or is it carte blanche because they know now that *the fix is in*?

Posted by: ... at April 01, 2021 12:25 PM (wNdGA)

113
No WAY I'll remember even just the US ones.
Posted by: Just Lily. Thread-Winner Elect at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (K6PCM)


You'll just have to start reading the labels of what you buy. It will say if it's a Coka-cola company

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)

114 Georgia legislature has pulled tax rebates before on Delta. Last time was during consideration of a state RFRA that was identical to the federal RFRA. Think it cost Delta several million dollars.

Megacorps in GA have more or less killed most of their goodwill among rank and file legislators and the current big biz friendly hierarchy of GOP executive officials and the LT Gov and House speaker are also beginning to lose control of the caucuses. Lt Gov already made a lot of GOP senators mad by supporting the no fraud line. House speaker has an accumulation of issues.

Georgia always did have a populist streak which is not always apparent. For example, GA owned and still does some of its rail lines and leased them. Bit out of step on secession as well with more opposition to it than in other states. More recently, GA has strong privacy protections including medical records, the state's judiciary is more willing to apply its Bill of Rights, and so on.

Posted by: whig at April 01, 2021 12:25 PM (pO7gM)

115 Good. It's way past time.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at April 01, 2021 12:25 PM (II3Gr)

116 109 CN, it is now the responsibility of the state AG which takes it out of the hands of the local DA's.

Posted by: whig at April 01, 2021 12:26 PM (pO7gM)

117 After that trip, I switched to Singapore Airlines, catching the flight out of Houston. Fucking marvelous planes and crews.
Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2021 12:24 PM (/BlEx)
++++
The big Oriental airlines always have gorgeous and borderline-obsequious cabin crew. They also have what amount to "supermodel" requirements for them to be considered for employment...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:26 PM (Jsjd7)

118 As Russian peasants once said, God is near and the Tsar is far away.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (mht8P)


https://tinyurl.com/4hamj28z

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 12:26 PM (2JVJo)

119 One of the reasons Putin is so genuinely beloved in Russia is because he stood up to the oligarchs and corporations who were quite literally raping Russia to death post-USSR. Many in the West have no idea just how bad things got post Soviet Union. They hear about things like McDonalds, Metallic concerts, and blue jeans and think things were awesome, but it was more more like a post-apocalyptic corporate controlled hellscape. I encourage anyone interested to read 'Boris Berezovsky and the Looting of Russia' on Niccolo Soldo's substack.

Posted by: Corona-kun at April 01, 2021 12:26 PM (OjTGt)

120 It's just a show-vote, no action coming. Unless the threat gets results, I don't care about it at all. Delta and other Woke Companies will know whether this indicates a need to change their ways, and we will see soon enough. I have my doubts, to say the least.

--

I do, sadly, agree with you here. Far more than any legislation though, if enough people would boycott these corporations and their insane wokeness, it would help. But people are oblivious simpletons and I have little faith there are enough people out there who understand what's happening and have enough integrity to say no more.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 01, 2021 12:26 PM (O+I8R)

121 I had been mistaken for years that the tax code actually matters.

It doesn't. It is simply about rewarding good behavior and punishing bad. Rewarding friends and punishing enemies.
Posted by: MJ at April 01, 2021 12:24 PM (gAMkn)


The tax code does matter, but after a certain point adjusting it has very little impact on the day to day life of the average voter. Right now, arguably, regulation is a bigger issue than the tax code.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 01, 2021 12:26 PM (jOcSX)

122 the severe irony is Mexican coke sold in the USA uses cane sugar. The Mexican Coke sold in Mexico uses High Fructose Cane Syrup. I guess the Mexican Coke in the USA got so much cache, they wont change it. But the reality is, this is so much BS.

Posted by: Quint at April 01, 2021 12:26 PM (OqDgx)

123 The Woke Mob apparently believes black people and rural whites are too dumb and lazy to get free IDs, and people will die of thirst or starve to death in the non-existent "hours long" lines to vote, unless partisan hacks are handing out water bottles with "Vote Warnock" on them.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at April 01, 2021 12:27 PM (ptqGC)

124 Metallic concerts.

Seems it would be way too shiny.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:27 PM (Zz0t1)

125 Maybe Kristi Noem can give the Georgia governor pointers on how to write up a quick executive order to try to paper over the whole mess.

Posted by: Just Lily. Thread-Winner Elect at April 01, 2021 12:27 PM (K6PCM)

126
Between the cramped quarters and the Mask of Cain

_________

Add to that:
- The screaming kid
- The lardass taking up half your seat too
- Jerks in the row in front of you who slam their seat back the second the wheels break the ground
- The doof who tries to shove a grand piano into the overhead

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:27 PM (mht8P)

127 More and more of the corporations tell me that they don't want me to be their customer.

And, more and more, I find I don't need their products. Once habits are broken, they stay broken, and a more spartan lifestyle suits me anyway.

Posted by: Revenant at April 01, 2021 12:27 PM (UelxP)

128 So does everybody write to the GA senators and tell them we see what they're doing and put them on notice? Withholding votes isn't really operational anymore, so what to do?...

Posted by: InCali at April 01, 2021 12:28 PM (9AFWN)

129 Sounds like it's time for a soda tax. For the good of the children.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 01, 2021 12:11 PM (H5knJ)

Don't tax soda. Tax soda advertising. At a 100% tax rate. Coke makes a ten million ad buy on CNBC? They pay a ten milllion tax on that.

And the companies that make no-name soda, and put it in stores? No ads, no tax.

I have Sam's Club cola in the fridge right now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 01, 2021 12:28 PM (mzC78)

130 As Russian peasants once said, God is near and the Tsar is far away.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (mht8P)

https://tinyurl.com/4hamj28z
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 12:26 PM


Guessed that one without even clicking.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 12:28 PM (16vTQ)

131 The Democrat's anger at this bill seems pretty racist to me. GA wants voters to all have voter ID, Dems say that is hurting minorities.... since Dems apparently think minorities aren't smart enough to know how to get an ID. Everytime Dems are outraged over something they let the mask fall as to thier real thoughts about any outlier group, most of them negative.

As for these corporations, well they shouldn't do business in GA, none, so no cola sales there, no airline flights and no baseball games, they need to remove all thier footprint in the state.

Posted by: Rbastid at April 01, 2021 12:28 PM (ydGYS)

132 Haven't flown with them in a long time (haven't really flown in a long time) but KLM had some very personable flight attendants.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at April 01, 2021 12:28 PM (I58tH)

133 The big Coke brands to remember:
All Coke (obviously), Sprite, Barqs, Hires, Mr. Pibb, Nestea, Minute Maid, Simply Orange (or Apple, etc.), Dasani, Vitamin Water, Tab, Fresca, Seagrams, and anything bottled with Dunkin Donuts brand.

As of now, Dr. Pepper and A&W are completely independent, so I get those, and am basically happy with it. There aren't very many good generic options here.

Posted by: Oldstoke at April 01, 2021 12:29 PM (sb+Cg)

134 STEYR C9-A2 MF 9MM 17RD BLK 3.8"; $550; https://bit.ly/31FHjIm
Posted by: bonhomme

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Dammit. I've been wanting an M9 for some while.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 01, 2021 12:29 PM (AytXr)

135
Because they are afraid of Gaslight Media and the current administration. The commietard Siamese Twins. They are not afraid of average peons who just happen to be their customers
Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (DJFLF)


You're absolutely right. They know that "We the People" no longer have a voice in this country.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 01, 2021 12:29 PM (Fs5vw)

136
A&W Zero Sugar is pretty good.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:30 PM (mht8P)

137 Let me try to boil this down.

CEOs and the middle aged white women in HR/PR think this is what black workers want.

It's embarrassing.

Posted by: MJ at April 01, 2021 12:30 PM (gAMkn)

138 Seems Jolt Cola is still independent, and available at Dollar General stores.

Posted by: davidt at April 01, 2021 12:30 PM (WoQnt)

139 You're absolutely right. They know that "We the People" no longer have a voice in this country.
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 01, 2021 12:29 PM (Fs5vw)
++++
Ding. Ding. Ding. Boycott them or not (I think they should be targeted by boycotts, FWIW), the real money is in Washington and they're sleeping their way through the bedrooms of power to get their hands on it. It's beak-wetting all the way down - while they stifle initiative, independence and any hope of future growth to finance it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:30 PM (Jsjd7)

140 Am I missing something here? Says the Gov signed the bill?
https://tinyurl.com/zmrsvmrz

Posted by: RedDish haz new computer at April 01, 2021 12:31 PM (AjwWO)

141 Raise corporate income tax rates, but give them an exemption if 90% or more of their gross profits are paid out in dividends.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 01, 2021 12:31 PM (jOcSX)

142 Make 7

UP Yours!

https://youtu.be/QIICQemjmNc

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:31 PM (Zz0t1)

143
Delta was always shit. Not sour grapes here, they have been considered to be shit for decades. I recall when their stock traded for garbage, because the airline was garbage.

Posted by: Quint


One reason that they're shit is that a big BIG part of Delta's business comes from the Federal Government, as they have been the default primary airline vendor for decades. So the money is locked in.

As I recall, back in the 80s, if the Army was sending you somewhere via commercial air, it was either Delta to your destination or to the nearest Delta hub to wait for someone to pick you up in a GSA vehicle for the 6 hour drive to your next duty station. Even if you could change planes to another carrier to get there, nope. Delta only.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (n+4am)

144 s of now, Dr. Pepper and AW are completely
independent, so I get those, and am basically happy with it. There
aren't very many good generic options here.

Posted by: Oldstoke at April 01, 2021 12:29 PM (sb+Cg)

Dr, Pepper used to be aligned with Snapple. Now they are aligned with Keurig. I will take them over Pepsi and Coke for sure. Pepsi has always been a leftist company, and Coke is doing its best to jump into the forefront of Leftist companies. Dr. Pepper has to be the default because they don't talk a lot of shit.

Posted by: Quint at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (OqDgx)

145 My fundamental issue is these "corporations" are not even making a substantive argument. They launch some pathos laced screed that doesn't even begin to articulate an argument. The next step for these public corporations is to file a complaint with the SEC, because they are not acting in the best interests of shareholders. It's one thing to bleat that out on social media, it's wholly another to defend that in court- and it's about time we made them.

If these people want to engage in jackasssery, let them pay the price. Nobody needs an American Express Card, they don't need to fly Delta and they certainly don't need a Blackrock fund to invest.

Posted by: Marcus T, Molon Labe at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (VpIIl)

146 This is the third time in year that "we" have declared Boyo Cotto on the Coca-Cola Company, and damn if there are not people here who just now noticed.
If you ever wonder why mega-corps are not afraid of us? There you have it.
https://tinyurl.com/xteh4bnr American Express turned on you one week after the "insurrection." I was into them for a whole winter vacation on that fateful day, and it will be next month before I can mail back my "Charles F. Frost" credentials cut up in strips, after 46 years. Not sure they will even notice. When they go out of business, everyone will be all sentimental.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (zMFmR)

147 The big Oriental airlines always have gorgeous and borderline-obsequious cabin crew. They also have what amount to "supermodel" requirements for them to be considered for employment...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:26 PM (Jsjd7)

Business class has it's own "cubicles" for each passenger. The unbelievably beautiful flight attendant took my shoes off and put a pair of slippers on for me in such a way that I almost had a "happy ending".

Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (/BlEx)

148 Somebody say independent soda?

Posted by: RC at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (pWrfh)

149 "Once upon a time, Americans didn't take too kindly to that."
.......

Sometimes the old ways are the best ways.

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (v0R5T)

150 This is good. Too long we have supported business because in the long term, more business is good for everyone, but we stopped any form of tough love when the businesses started to misbehave. They figure they will still get treats even when they snap at us and can therefore advocate for societally BAD things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (7OrCI)

151 A&W Zero Sugar is pretty good.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:30 PM (mht8P)


One of the best tasting diet options around.

Posted by: Oldstoke at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (sb+Cg)

152 Saying it hurts minorities is just an excuse. It's a cudgel to beat you with. Nothing to do with their real thoughts.

The sheep may buy it but the people saying it just *love* to end all arguments with the lyrics to the only chorus they know.

Posted by: ... at April 01, 2021 12:33 PM (wNdGA)

153 Pardon me for this, but I'm going to try to paste this comment from patriots.win that I thought explained the situation very well. I hope pixy doesn't eat it. Might have to break it into two chunks:
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booblitchutz 10 points 2 hours ago +10 / -0
Coke's CEO ,and at this point most CEOs of publicly traded companies have a gun pointed at their heads with a hair trigger. That gun is held by institutional investors, most prominently Blackrock (but others too).

Institutional investors control the BOD of all these companies as their 15-20% is ALWAYS represented at the annual meetings while virtually everyone else proxies, which is meaningless.

If Coke's CEO told Blackrock to go fuck themselves, that they wouldn't support their woke agenda, the CEO would be removed by the BOD and would be an "untouchable" by any other publicly traded company that Blackrock owns a significant amount of shares in (which is most of the big ones that pay big salaries). If the BOD didn't remove the CEO, they'd be replaced.
1/2

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 01, 2021 12:33 PM (DXFDM)

154 Wait, sorry. Reading comprehension took a break. The bill removing the tax break is on hold. Sorry, my bad.

Posted by: RedDish haz new computer at April 01, 2021 12:33 PM (AjwWO)

155 ---
So what are the chances the CEO is a "true believer" in communism? Fucking none. You get that guy alone in a room talking honestly and I'm sure there's no way he really cares about the commie woke agenda - but this is the predicament all of corporate America is in right now. Either support communism or lose not just your current job, but any potential job in the future.

2/2

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 01, 2021 12:33 PM (DXFDM)

156 As of now, Dr. Pepper and A&W are completely independent, so I get those, and am basically happy with it. There aren't very many good generic options here.

Posted by: Oldstoke at April 01, 2021 12:29 PM (sb+Cg)


Happily Dr. P and A&W are the only things in my fridge...behind the bier.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 01, 2021 12:33 PM (axyOa)

157 I don't really drink tonic anymore, but if I do, I buy Chelmsford Ginger Ale from the local grocery store (DeMoulas, for those of you in the northern MA area). It's "golden," so it has a nice ginger snap to it. The sugar builds up on your palate after a while, though.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 12:33 PM (2JVJo)

158 141 Colorado Alex, simply easier to allow corporations to deduct dividends from corporate taxes on profits. One of the current distortions is that companies are borrowing money to buy back stock to increase shareholder stock prices. They can deduct interest payments and do. That distorts the role of debt versus capital and makes corporations more vulnerable to downturns because dividend payments can always be suspended in lean years but interest payments cannot absent default.

Posted by: whig at April 01, 2021 12:33 PM (pO7gM)

159 Good thing Delta has had so much extra business in the past year they can afford to piss off conservative customers, lolgf. Ride it into the ground assholes.

Posted by: dartist at April 01, 2021 12:34 PM (+ya+t)

160 Si se pudendum!

Posted by: DOCTOR Jill Biden at April 01, 2021 12:34 PM (sWM8x)

161 >Noem signed an EO the other day that set boys and girls compete based on their biology/genetics in HS sports.
Posted by: Archer at April 01, 2021 12:23 PM (gmo/4)

So she capitulated to the NCAA.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 01, 2021 12:34 PM (DXFDM)

162 I am drinking Stewarts Root Beer now a days which is owned by the DR Pepper group so NOT coke

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 01, 2021 12:34 PM (GPwVZ)

163
Time for Moxie to make a comeback!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:34 PM (mht8P)

164 Delta is a dogshit airline and has been since that clown took over. Ditto Amex, Mr. Woke Jackass has overseen the bleeding of cardholders. It's a shitty card that charges ridiculous fees just to hold it.

Posted by: Marcus T, Molon Labe at April 01, 2021 12:34 PM (VpIIl)

165 Dr. Pepper has to be the default because they don't talk a lot of shit.

See, and that's the key for me. Shut your yapper and just make a product. Why is that so hard.

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 12:34 PM (pWrfh)

166 >>> Am I missing something here? Says the Gov signed the bill?
https://tinyurl.com/zmrsvmrz
Posted by: RedDish haz new computer at April 01, 2021 12:31 PM (AjwWO)

He signed the election bill, yes.

But the blaze article concerning Delta's reaction and GA stripping Delta's tax breaks says that bit was never passed and won't be because the legislature was adjourned.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 01, 2021 12:35 PM (pnzcV)

167 You'll just have to start reading the labels of what you buy. It will say if it's a Coka-cola company
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)
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For sure. Also I have been buying almost nothing that is processed. I do all home cooking and drink water or regular tea and coffee. No expensive sodas or fancy waters. Saves money and better for us too.

And I'm not supporting people who hate us but are more than happy to take our money in exchange for poison.

Posted by: Just Lily. Thread-Winner Elect at April 01, 2021 12:35 PM (K6PCM)

168 Somebody say independent soda?
Posted by: RC at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM


*waves*

Posted by: Polar at April 01, 2021 12:35 PM (16vTQ)

169 Ha. Board of Directors. Bag of Dicks.

Posted by: ... at April 01, 2021 12:35 PM (wNdGA)

170 Business class has it's own "cubicles" for each passenger. The unbelievably beautiful flight attendant took my shoes off and put a pair of slippers on for me in such a way that I almost had a "happy ending".
Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (/BlEx)
++++
I've never been a high enough roller to get international business class on *any* airline. That descriptions makes me ... envious, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:35 PM (Jsjd7)

171 Unless you live in the DFW area, Dr Pepper is bottled and distributed by either a coke or Pepsi bottler.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 01, 2021 12:35 PM (kTF2Z)

172 Tried the Ale8 Zero Sugar. Not bad. For some reason I like their Splenda versions to the regular drinks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 01, 2021 12:36 PM (7OrCI)

173 So she capitulated to the NCAA.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at April 01, 2021 12:34 PM (DXFDM)

It's for teh children.

Posted by: ... at April 01, 2021 12:36 PM (wNdGA)

174 Water is a great alternative to sugar water. I can get it for free (mostly) straight from the tap.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at April 01, 2021 12:36 PM (flINI)

175 153 Blackstone itself is basically a conglomeration of institutional investors. Given its unique role in the Federal Reserve's recent actions in the marketplace, it is vulnerable to direct government commands as its agent.

Posted by: whig at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (pO7gM)

176 @145 In the case of AmEx, they didn't just make a syrupy statement. See my shortened link above? It has their actual screed. Unlike some sane firms who thought they might hold back on all direct political contributions for a while, a handful of hugely powerful firms instead singled out the GOP reps who voted against the override and acceptance of the Biden vote, and cut off only those R's. All other contributions went on as usual. You might think at least one facade would crack and we'd hear who got to them -- but alas, no.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (zMFmR)

177 I don't really drink tonic anymore, but if I do, I buy Chelmsford Ginger Ale from the local grocery store (DeMoulas, for those of you in the northern MA area). It's "golden," so it has a nice ginger snap to it. The sugar builds up on your palate after a while, though.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 12:33 PM


That's one thing I miss in the 413. Not a Market Basket in sight. Big Y is a good market, but overpriced.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (16vTQ)

178 There is no "libertarian" position in the middle of a war.
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This is why I've always considered libertarianism, apart from an equivocation on and a misunderstanding of Locke, a soft-headed approach.

Posted by: Axeman at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (8cftc)

179 All you soda drinkers, I am gonna be calling you out in the Gainzzz thread

Posted by: Marcus T, Molon Labe at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (VpIIl)

180 Coke's CEO James Quincy
........

Talks like a fag and his shit is all retarded.
Also looks like one unhappy motherfucker.

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (v0R5T)

181 Faygo

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (ONvIw)

182 I wish there was a word to describe the pairing up of corporations and government.

Posted by: ... at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (wNdGA)

183 This morning on CNBC a guest was saying that Bidens infrastructure bill to be paid via corporate tax increases amount to a total tax increase of 63%. 40% increase on dividends along with a raise up to 38% on profits. It would once again make the USA the most inhospitable place to do business. Trumps economic policies repatriated over a trillion dollars back here along with millions of jobs and of course the economic jihadists in the Democrat party are going to destroy that. I would not celebrate tax increases on corporations.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 01, 2021 12:38 PM (2DnmD)

184 If I owned a rum distillery, I would be sending ninja assassins to the Coca Cola headquarters right now.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 01, 2021 12:38 PM (awtm/)

185 I usually fly WestJet that's a Canadian airline for those who are unfamiliar with it.
I usually pay an extra $50 to $75 for an upgrade to seats with more legroom, alcohol and being first on and off.

I really hate having people brush against me as they board an overcrowded airplane.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:38 PM (lgiXo)

186 All you soda drinkers, I am gonna be calling you out in the Gainzzz thread
Posted by: Marcus T, Molon Labe at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM


Only seltzer, here. Trying to get some Gainzzz this spring.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 12:38 PM (16vTQ)

187 My fundamental issue is these "corporations" are not even making a substantive argument. They launch some pathos laced screed that doesn't even begin to articulate an argument.

--

They are the equivalent of Salem's "spectral evidence" claims. Whatever the Left says with regard to any issue (and all issues today have become political), they glom onto it. No thought given. No substantive argument in support of, no facts given. Just whatever the Left says, they fully get behind.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 01, 2021 12:39 PM (O+I8R)

188 Don't bother with Coke. Just eat sugar straight from the jar.

Posted by: ... at April 01, 2021 12:39 PM (wNdGA)

189 182 I wish there was a word to describe the pairing up of corporations and government.
Posted by: ... at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (wNdGA)

Fascism, practiced by China and some country in the 30's. We are getting close- which is kind of hilarious, when you think about it in a gallows humor kind of way.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 01, 2021 12:39 PM (7OrCI)

190 As of now, Dr. Pepper and A&W are completely independent, so I get those, and am basically happy with it. There aren't very many good generic options here.
Posted by: Oldstoke at April 01, 2021 12:29 PM (sb+Cg)

Dr Pepper, A&W, 7UP, Sunkist, Squirt, Schweppes, Canada Dry, RC Cola, Snapple, CORE, Bai, evian, Xyience, Venom, A Shoc, etc. --> All Keurig Dr Pepper

Posted by: In Exile at April 01, 2021 12:39 PM (kzzyk)

191 Time for Moxie to make a comeback!

When did it go away?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 12:39 PM (2JVJo)

192 In the case of AmEx, they didn't just make a syrupy statement. See my shortened link above? It has their actual screed. ...
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (zMFmR)
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The AXP PAC has not contributed to Senators who voted in favor of the objections to certain states' Electoral College results. The PAC previously has made contributions to 22 of the 139 House members who voted in favor of the objections.

I know this has been an unsettling period for many, but, like many times throughout our history, our Blue Box Values will continue to serve as our beacon, helping us to do what is right and act with the highest level of integrity.


Wow. They can cram their "Blue Box Values" right up their asses.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:39 PM (Jsjd7)

193 The state of Georgia is so racist and now Delta will not sells faucets and other suppleis in Georgia until that racist govorner changes this. This will hurt persins and childrin of coler in that state .....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at April 01, 2021 12:39 PM (JLQTf)

194
Y'know, folks could just go SodaStream. From what I understand, it's cheaper in the long run, and of course it's an Israeli Joo company.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 01, 2021 12:39 PM (n+4am)

195 181 Faygo
Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 12:37 PM (ONvIw)

It's the Faygo Kid!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 01, 2021 12:40 PM (7OrCI)

196 We're talking about Coke?

Posted by: Hunter Bidens Meth Teeth at April 01, 2021 12:40 PM (flINI)

197 the economic jihadists in the Democrat party are going to destroy that. I would not celebrate tax increases on corporations.
Posted by: Jen the original at April 01, 2021 12:38 PM (2DnmD)

Minor quibble. The Uniparty is responsible for this. Never forget!!!

Posted by: ... at April 01, 2021 12:40 PM (wNdGA)

198 Ace is feisty today. We've escalated from intolerance to revolution in two posts.

Posted by: Minimal gp-Based Barrier at April 01, 2021 12:40 PM (qpX6U)

199 I always wondered what an Earl Grey cola would taste like. I think it would be pretty good.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 01, 2021 12:40 PM (pnzcV)

200 Colorado Alex, simply easier to allow corporations to deduct dividends from corporate taxes on profits. One of the current distortions is that companies are borrowing money to buy back stock to increase shareholder stock prices. They can deduct interest payments and do. That distorts the role of debt versus capital and makes corporations more vulnerable to downturns because dividend payments can always be suspended in lean years but interest payments cannot absent default.
Posted by: whig at April 01, 2021 12:33 PM (pO7gM)


Yup, I'm aware of that. I prefer the "90% of gross profits" standard because I want to see corps encouraged to cut the fat of non-producing departments. All those ancillary departments are where this woke shit festers and eventually poisons the company. A straight deduction would give corporations too much flexibility. Either you are pushing money back to your shareholders (and will be taxed as income there), or we're taxing you.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 01, 2021 12:40 PM (jOcSX)

201 SodaStream is now owned by PepsiCo

Posted by: In Exile at April 01, 2021 12:40 PM (kzzyk)

202 I seriously don't understand why corporations have become political, no sound business reason for it.

Who is yanking their strings? They are all in lockstep.

Posted by: Resident Dr. Select at April 01, 2021 12:40 PM (tb3UD)

203 Wish I hadn't fuckrd up my ribs on that boat trip last summer.
Now every time I go surf it hurts like shit for a couple days.

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (v0R5T)

204 Don't touch the stuff. Coca Cola is rot gut.....

Posted by: James "Buster" Hymannd at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (JLQTf)

205 Shasta

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (ONvIw)

206 202 I seriously don't understand why corporations have become political, no sound business reason for it.

Who is yanking their strings? They are all in lockstep.
Posted by: Resident Dr. Select at April 01, 2021 12:40 PM (tb3UD)

HR depts are how it started.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (7OrCI)

207 I have Sam's Club cola in the fridge right now.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Club Cola ?

Comes with a tire iron ?

Posted by: JT at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (arJlL)

208 Speaking of taxes, just finished mine. There may or may not have been some errors of omission.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (HWS2r)

209 Y'know, folks could just go SodaStream. From what I understand, it's cheaper in the long run, and of course it's an Israeli Joo company.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 01, 2021 12:39 PM


Or you could just get a soda siphon and some CO2 cartridges. A nice retro look, and easier to squirt people in the face with.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (16vTQ)

210 What's funny in this whole media induced rage is except for preventing acorn from buying votes with food and water for people in line to vote is that GA voting laws now nearly mirror what NY, CT, MA and other blue States have had in place for decades.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 01, 2021 12:42 PM (JUOKG)

211 These woke business leaders have no specific objections to the law. They have the same level of knowledge as Twitter trolls.

Posted by: zmdavid at April 01, 2021 12:42 PM (xqRaG)

212 Screw Coke. RC Cola is 99 cents for a 2-liter here.
And I'm in the middle of Coke country.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 01, 2021 12:42 PM (vuisn)

213
I want to see corps encouraged to cut the fat of non-producing departments. All those ancillary departments are where this woke shit festers and eventually poisons the company

___________

To management, all employees are a cost whose paychecks steal from shareholders.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:42 PM (mht8P)

214 RC Cola for the win! Owned by Keurig/Dr Pepper.

Posted by: Greyman27 at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (RKLPC)

215 Or you could just get a soda siphon and some CO2 cartridges. A nice retro look, and easier to squirt people in the face with.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (16vTQ)

Shouldn't we stop making soda because of climate change?

What do you think of that Mr. Coke CEO?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (1ISKN)

216 Or you could just get a soda siphon and some CO2 cartridges. A nice retro look, and easier to squirt people in the face with.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (16vTQ)

****

Dude... You're like a brother from another mother.

Posted by: Peter North at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (flINI)

217 I remember being in a meeting and the owner was telling us to make sure to fire all the lazy shitheads who did not want to do a good job or work. One of the supervisors said 'But HR won't let us...' and the owner bellowed: 'HR DOES NOT RUN THIS COMPANY!'

My first thought was. They do. Of course they do. The fact that you have to yell that at your supervisors proves they really run things. Sad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (7OrCI)

218 Time for a Coke Party*?

*Hunter Biden perks up, confusing this idea with all the times he snorted cocaine off hooker asses.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (MBy9l)

219 "...does not match Delta's values."

What values, specifically? Treating people equally? Respecting "one man, one vote"? Treating the right to vote with the weight it deserves, rather than equivalent to junk mail?

What's more racist: Simple ID requirements to prove you are who you are? Or suspecting people with darker skin are immediately either too stupid or too indigent to possess ID?

Posted by: red speck at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (gS3OW)

220 Business class has it's own "cubicles" for each passenger. The unbelievably beautiful flight attendant took my shoes off and put a pair of slippers on for me in such a way that I almost had a "happy ending".
Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2021 12:32 PM (/BlEx)


Our hotel in Bali hosted the Garuda Airlines flight crews on stopovers. Every one of the stewardesses were drop-dead gorgeous. And friendly too, even when not on duty.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (Fs5vw)

221 Haven't flown with them in a long time (haven't
really flown in a long time) but KLM had some very personable flight
attendants.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at April 01, 2021 12:28 PM (I58tH)

I last flew that airline in the 90s. But I hear ya, that airline made an impression. Are they my favorite airline? Yes, to be honest.

Posted by: Quint at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (OqDgx)

222 118 As Russian peasants once said, God is near and the Tsar is far away.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:22 PM (mht8P)
_____________

MMMP, I once read a slight variation of that saying: "The church is far and the road is icy. The bar is near and the road is dry." :-)

Posted by: fly gal at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (JGX9O)

223 >>> Time for Moxie to make a comeback!

It is distributed by Coke in this area.

Posted by: fluffy at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (UnQlg)

224 This morning on CNBC a guest was saying that Bidens infrastructure bill to be paid via corporate tax increases amount to a total tax increase of 63%. 40% increase on dividends along with a raise up to 38% on profits. It would once again make the USA the most inhospitable place to do business. Trumps economic policies repatriated over a trillion dollars back here along with millions of jobs and of course the economic jihadists in the Democrat party are going to destroy that. I would not celebrate tax increases on corporations.
Posted by: Jen the original at April 01, 2021 12:38 PM (2DnmD)
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In times past, I would agree. But if the corporations (and their investor / shareholders) are going to fit hand in glove with the Democrat party and the socialist leftist agenda, I think they should get their socialist-style tax rates.

Why should the GOP protect entities that disparage the GOP's voters? They want protect from the Democrat racket? Well, then we need to see them fight back against it.

Posted by: Revenant at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (UelxP)

225 "I seriously don't understand why corporations have become political, no sound business reason for it. Who is yanking their strings? They are all in lockstep."

They have calculated, perhaps correctly, that the Future Will Be #Woke, and are willing to take small-term hits to revenues in hope of greater market share to come.

Few of the anti-woke boycotts have been strong enough to damage them. The Netflix Cuties thing did not even stop their subscriber growth, only slowed it. Look at how Nike has thrived on their woke marketing.

Posted by: Minimal gp-Based Barrier at April 01, 2021 12:44 PM (qpX6U)

226 178 Axeman, Libertarianism as a theory of people's behavior is rooted in the Enlightenment and shares its drawbacks because it is based on rational thought but not really on history, sociology, or human psychology. Simply put, the bulk of real people in society do not react the way that libertarians propose. Locke's blank slate example is one of those assertions that is key to a libertarian understanding of the world but has little empirical evidence that it actually exists.

Libertarian thinkers are more useful as a critique of current society which ironically Marx himself was than as a way to organize human society. Both are utopian philosophies but can shed some light when some current practice of society is dysfunctional.

Posted by: whig at April 01, 2021 12:44 PM (pO7gM)

227 210 What's funny in this whole media induced rage is except for preventing acorn from buying votes with food and water for people in line to vote is that GA voting laws now nearly mirror what NY, CT, MA and other blue States have had in place for decades.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at April 01, 2021 12:42 PM (JUOKG)
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If they succeed in getting the law changed, there needs to be Trump/MAGA brand refreshment stands at every polling place next election.

Posted by: zmdavid at April 01, 2021 12:44 PM (xqRaG)

228
CEOs and the middle aged white women in HR/PR think this is what black workers want.

Do you have any evidence that this is NOT what they want? They vote Democrat 90+%

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 01, 2021 12:44 PM (63Dwl)

229 Why have corporations become woke? Because their highest ranking members are desperate to remain in their elite social stratum, and nowadays, that means having the right beliefs even more than it means having the right amount of money. Do any of them believe their new received orthodoxy? Probably not - but nobody wants to be the first one at a Stalin speech to stop clapping.

Posted by: Broseidon at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (+Biyy)

230 I've never been a high enough roller to get international business class on *any* airline. That descriptions makes me ... envious, though.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:35 PM (Jsjd7)


I've got a touch of claustrophobia. We booked coach flights before for short hauls, like to Vegas, but every time I chickened out at the airport and upgraded before boarding. If I ever had to fly back in plane in a middle seat, you would probably see me in a YouTube video entitled "Guy Freaks Out In Coach".

It would be my George Floyd impression of "I can't breath".

Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (/BlEx)

231 We had a one person HR team. Rumor has it he started making noises like going woke, etc., the big boss fired him and those duties were blended into the other officers of the company.

Very 2A friendly place too, I love my job.

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (pWrfh)

232 "...does not match Delta's values."
---
Then STOP ID-ing people on flights, you fucking racists!

You trying to keep black and brown people from flying?!

Because they can't use the internet and they can't get ID!

Picture IDs are some de-facto Jim Crow land, discriminating against the people who can't find the SoS or DMV!!

Posted by: Axeman at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (8cftc)

233
The church is far and the road is icy. The bar is near and the road is dry.

_________

I've seen it as, The church is near but the road is icy. The tavern is far but I'll walk carefully.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (mht8P)

234 Or you could just get a soda siphon and some CO2 cartridges. A nice retro look, and easier to squirt people in the face with.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (16vTQ)


Three Stooges FTW!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (Zz0t1)

235 I seriously don't understand why corporations have become political, no sound business reason for it. Who is yanking their strings? They are all in lockstep.

Posted by: Resident Dr. Select at April 01, 2021 12:40 PM (tb3UD)


How many CEOs or Presidents, even of smaller companies, have you ever known ? I've known a few. It always follows the same pattern - the guy that builds the company from scratch is always obsessed with the bottom line. Every guy after him always deviates a little bit more, and uses the company a little more for his own ends rather than the pursuit of profit. Because the guy that builds a company is made of entirely different stuff than the guy that politics his way to the top of an existing company. A company is, after all, just a bureaucracy - not a meritocracy.

Posted by: Night Moves at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (Mwx8i)

236 From last Sunday 's gun thread, someone had mentioned seeing a Rossi pump .22 LR and thought it might be a thing they would like to buy. Yesterday PSA listed one in their daily ads for 270 in molded stock and today on for 280 with a hardwood stock.

Posted by: Agitator at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (0H9xE)

237 Our hotel in Bali hosted the Garuda Airlines flight crews on stopovers. Every one of the stewardesses were drop-dead gorgeous. And friendly too, even when not on duty.
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (Fs5vw)
.........

I flew Garuda from Jakarta to Denpasar in 1978. Thought the wings were going to fall off that plane. Scared me to death.

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2021 12:46 PM (v0R5T)

238 I'll be honest, I was reading and I assumed that the end of GOP House votes was gong to be to repeal the bill.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at April 01, 2021 12:46 PM (GbPPJ)

239 "CEOs and the middle aged white women in HR/PR think this..."

I could stop reading right there, as this is 90 percent of all problems in the corporate arena.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 01, 2021 12:46 PM (vuisn)

240 Hadrian, that's the correct quote! I was at the tavern at the time I heard it. Yeah, that's the ticket...

Posted by: fly gal at April 01, 2021 12:46 PM (JGX9O)

241 232. LoL good point.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 01, 2021 12:46 PM (2DnmD)

242 In times past, I would agree. But if the corporations (and their investor / shareholders) are going to fit hand in glove with the Democrat party and the socialist leftist agenda, I think they should get their socialist-style tax rates.


Corporations don't pay taxes, customers do.

Posted by: Roland THTG at April 01, 2021 12:46 PM (88+cf)

243 How many CEOs or Presidents, even of smaller companies, have you ever known ? I've known a few. It always follows the same pattern - the guy that builds the company from scratch is always obsessed with the bottom line. Every guy after him always deviates a little bit more, and uses the company a little more for his own ends rather than the pursuit of profit. Because the guy that builds a company is made of entirely different stuff than the guy that politics his way to the top of an existing company. A company is, after all, just a bureaucracy - not a meritocracy.

Posted by: Night Moves at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (Mwx8i)


This also describes political systems (since governments are merely a form of corporation).

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 01, 2021 12:47 PM (jOcSX)

244 65 "However, the Georgia Senate adjourned its 2021 session before taking up consideration of the measure, meaning that the bill is for now dead and will not become law."
So no actual consequences, just some posturing.

How can you adjourn a 2021 session in April?

Posturing. Man, my cynicism can't even keep up these days.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 01, 2021 12:18 PM

Lots of states have very limited legislative sessions. Saves state taxpayers a lot of money. I used to travel to Cheyenne from time to time and was told by the locals that their legislature meets for a couple of weeks every two years.

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 01, 2021 12:47 PM (qe5CM)

245 What does Garuda think of Georgia's voting law?

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2021 12:47 PM (v0R5T)

246 Or you could just get a soda siphon and some CO2 cartridges. A nice retro look, and easier to squirt people in the face with.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 12:41 PM (16vTQ)

Three Stooges FTW!
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM


I wish this comment had gotten in before the Peter North one.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 12:47 PM (16vTQ)

247 212 Nancy Sinatra did some ads for them, iirc

Posted by: CN at April 01, 2021 12:47 PM (ONvIw)

248 Dr Pepper, AW, 7UP, Sunkist, Squirt, Schweppes, Canada Dry, RC
Cola, Snapple, CORE, Bai, evian, Xyience, Venom, A Shoc, etc. --> All
Keurig Dr Pepper
---------
There's a lot more if you look up their stock, KDP

Posted by: dartist at April 01, 2021 12:48 PM (+ya+t)

249 For cola, RC is good. Also one that hasn't been mentioned: Double Cola is really good. I think they're just a small regional brand, though. Headquarters in Chattanooga.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at April 01, 2021 12:48 PM (sWM8x)

250 "...does not match Delta's values."
---
Then STOP ID-ing people on flights, you fucking racists!

You trying to keep black and brown people from flying?!

Because they can't use the internet and they can't get ID!

Picture IDs are some de-facto Jim Crow land, discriminating against the people who can't find the SoS or DMV!!
Posted by: Axeman at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (8cftc)
.......

Fly Jim Eagle!

Posted by: wth at April 01, 2021 12:49 PM (v0R5T)

251 Hiya Moonbeam !

Posted by: JT at April 01, 2021 12:49 PM (arJlL)

252 Corporations don't pay taxes, customers do.
Posted by: Roland THTG at April 01, 2021 12:46 PM


*channels AOC*

And this is why we need price controls, to keep those bastards from passing the tax on to the public!

*stops channeling AOC because that level of stoopid gives me a headache*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 12:49 PM (16vTQ)

253 I last flew that airline in the 90s. But I hear ya, that airline made an impression. Are they my favorite airline? Yes, to be honest.
Posted by: Quint at April 01, 2021 12:43 PM (OqDgx)


Same here. KLM between Detroit and Amsterdam was a regular thing. We were on a first name basis with the flight crews. Of course, that was back in the corporate days with a fat expense account.

Posted by: jwest at April 01, 2021 12:49 PM (/BlEx)

254
It's a bright sunny day when I should be mowing the yard instead of hanging out with you ne'er-do-wells.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:49 PM (mht8P)

255 Daniel Defense M4 Carb Mk18 556Nato 10.3"; $2195; https://bit.ly/3fxl67c

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 12:50 PM (YYlyE)

256 Going sjw is how a ceo gets a book published or a favorable write in the NYT.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:50 PM (lgiXo)

257 I haven't bought a Coke product in over three years. Stopped at same time I did Nike. I have a personal boycott list whether it's effective or not. That's not the ultimate point for me.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 01, 2021 12:50 PM (2DOZq)

258 248 Dr Pepper, AW, 7UP, Sunkist, Squirt, Schweppes, Canada Dry, RC
Cola, Snapple, CORE, Bai, evian, Xyience, Venom, A Shoc, etc. --> All
Keurig Dr Pepper
---------
There's a lot more if you look up their stock, KDP
Posted by: dartist at April 01, 2021 12:48 PM (+ya+t)

Drink aisles in grocery stores are generally assigned by company. Feel free to ignore the Coke end, the Pepsi end, and grab something from the middle. That is where the KDP brands, private label, and miscellaneous stuff tends to be.

Posted by: In Exile at April 01, 2021 12:51 PM (kzzyk)

259 I could sure cut brown carbonated corn syrup water out of my life and not miss it.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at April 01, 2021 12:51 PM (ssz2a)

260 Ace is feisty today. We've escalated from intolerance to revolution in two posts.

--

Being on the brink of complete total western civilization collapse will do that to a person.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 01, 2021 12:51 PM (O+I8R)

261 I've got an itch to try my hand at making a Dark and Stormy. I need to buy a good ginger beer for that.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:51 PM (lgiXo)

262 It's time to put aside the childish "libertarian" approach

"Libertarianism" IS childish nonsense.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 12:51 PM (YqDXo)

263 It's a bright sunny day when I should be mowing the yard instead of hanging out with you ne'er-do-wells.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:49 PM (mht8P)


Me as well. But, my back hurts, so I'm using that as a good excuse not to.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:52 PM (Zz0t1)

264 256 Going sjw is how a ceo gets a book published or a favorable write in the NYT.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:50 PM (lgiXo)

That, and it's just easier.

Seriously, you're a professional CEO. You probably have imposters syndrome because how the hell are you one of the most qualified people in the world to run a massive company? Either that, or you've got some kind of mental disorder where you think that you're the greatest thing ever.

The LAST thing you want in either scenario is to be seen as "controversial." So you have a bunch of harpy bitchy affirmative hire women working beneath you huffing and puffing about things, you just say "yeah, you're totally right! I should make a statement about it!" because that's a lot easier then fighting with everyone.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 01, 2021 12:52 PM (UPoLF)

265 EO Ed Bastian's condemnation of Georgia's recently passed voting reform law as "unacceptable."

WTF is he to make pronouncements about is and what isn't "acceptable?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 12:52 PM (YqDXo)

266 Being on the brink of complete total western civilization collapse will do that to a person.
Posted by: Lady in Black at April 01, 2021 12:51 PM (O+I8R)
++++
Gyres, centers, etc.

Posted by: William Butler Yeats at April 01, 2021 12:52 PM (Jsjd7)

267
In any case, you should be drinking black cherry, birch beer or sarsaparilla.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:53 PM (mht8P)

268 The LAST thing you want in either scenario is to be seen as "controversial." So you have a bunch of harpy bitchy affirmative hire women working beneath you huffing and puffing about things, you just say "yeah, you're totally right! I should make a statement about it!" because that's a lot easier then fighting with everyone.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 01, 2021 12:52 PM (UPoLF)


Pro tip: fire the bunch of harpy bitchy affirmative action women, and fire anyone who proposes to hire any more such.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 12:53 PM (YqDXo)

269 Why do corporations act this way? One is that their leaders come from education that teaches the idea of stakeholders. Ironically, most of these leaders and directors of corporations ignore the customers and even their workers as stakeholders. Instead, they choose what gets them praise by their colleagues and by societal approved organizations attaboys.

Evaluating corporate leadership has not much to do with profits anymore and as W. Burnham proposes, the managers actually run the company as they wish with the stockholders locked in the cargo hold. The differential tax treatment of dividends at the corporate and individual level versus capital appreciation of stock has made matters worse. Borrowing is now the preferred option and capital gains is the desire for higher stock prices, not dividends. Thus, stock prices mainly represent scarcity rather than underlying economic conditions of the stock. Amazon, Netflix, etc. exchange at many times the actual earnings per share predictions because people 'think' that they are valuable.

Posted by: whig at April 01, 2021 12:53 PM (pO7gM)

270 Speaking of middle age white women Gennifer Granholm was interviewed this AM on CNBC about what she likes in the infrastructure proposal. She is the failed governor of Michigan who is now the secretary of Energy. As Rush used to say failure in the Democrat party is a resume enhancer. She is giddy about putting charging plugs for cars all over the USA. Gushing about how great her Chevy volt is. It brought back flashbacks of what Michigan was like when that Canadian born ditz was governor.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 01, 2021 12:53 PM (2DnmD)

271 WTF is he to make pronouncements about is and what isn't "acceptable?"
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 12:52 PM (YqDXo)

He's in the "elite class," so he's smarter and better than us and needs to lead by example (at least in public.)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 01, 2021 12:53 PM (UPoLF)

272 In any case, you should be drinking black cherry, birch beer or sarsaparilla liquor.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:53 PM (mht8P)

FIFY

Posted by: In Exile at April 01, 2021 12:54 PM (kzzyk)

273 In any case, you should be drinking black cherry, birch beer or sarsaparilla.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:53 PM (mht8P)


Never really was that much of a fan of Buck Cherry. The singer's voice kinda annoyed me a bit.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:54 PM (Zz0t1)

274 9mm Luger 90gr. Xtreme Defender Solid Monolithic Self Defense Ammo; $22 for 20 rounds; https://bit.ly/3cHhwG3

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (YYlyE)

275 finally, some politics from our side.

All these globohomo corps should be stripped of their subsidies. What are they going to do, move to a democratic party ran state? lol. I don't think. So fuck em. Make it implicit: You bow to our sides wants list if you want the subsidies. If you don't, you don't get em. These corps wont move from a GOP ran state to a DEM ran state, at most they will move from one GOP ran state to another GOP ran state. So rinse and repeat when they do.

Again, fuck these globohomo corps.

Posted by: DJ3Way at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (bhPL1)

276 Never really was that much of a fan of Buck Cherry. The singer's voice kinda annoyed me a bit.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:54 PM (Zz0t1)
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I do wanna know who the "crazy bitch" was, though. She must've been a helluva time...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (Jsjd7)

277 Axeman,... Locke's blank slate example is one of those assertions that is key to a libertarian understanding of the world but has little empirical evidence that it actually exists.

Libertarian thinkers are more useful as a critique of current society which ironically Marx himself was than as a way to organize human society. Both are utopian philosophies but can shed some light when some current practice of society is dysfunctional.
Posted by: whig at April 01, 2021 12:44 PM (pO7gM)
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All good, insightful points. I agree about libertarians as effective critics.

It's a "Mouth of Babes" kind of thing. Solomon didn't tell us that we should rely on children for investment advice and life counseling, just sometimes wisdom can come out of a child's mouth.

But I wasn't necessarily speaking about Locke's blank slate as much as I was talking about Locke's writings on property. Locke had a moderate view of property which he called "sweat equity". The word "equity" is there. Equity involves other people. There is a balance to equity. You present your "sweat" to the review of other people to argue something is proper to you. It wasn't an absolute to Locke.

Posted by: Axeman at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (8cftc)

278 So do any of you pop fans have a recommendation for a ginger beer?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (lgiXo)

279 I do wanna know who the "crazy bitch" was, though. She must've been a helluva time...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (Jsjd7)


True.....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (Zz0t1)

280
I flew Garuda from Jakarta to Denpasar in 1978. Thought the wings were going to fall off that plane. Scared me to death.
Posted by: wth at April 01, 2021 12:46 PM (v0R5T

They did have a really bad reputation for awhile. But from what I've read and their present safety record, they're just as reliable and safe as any other airline.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (Fs5vw)

281 Is it acceptable for Delta to drag Asian passengers off the planes because they overbooked?

Posted by: Desultory joe at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (L9P9s)

282 I despise flying and avoid it as much as possible since it has become such a hellish nightmare but still take 1-3 trips a years. Crap like this makes it all the more I will drop those too. CEO should spend less time (i.e. z) thinking about my states voting laws and the reason flying has become so hellish.I would rather drive 12 hours.

Posted by: Ripley at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (MxEKc)

283 Never really was that much of a fan of Buck Cherry. The singer's voice kinda annoyed me a bit.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:54 PM (Zz0t1)

Their message was a bit muddled too, wymen be crazy, but the decadence they're willing to engage in makes it worth being with them?

Posted by: Thrawn at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (MBy9l)

284 So do any of you pop fans have a recommendation for a ginger beer?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (lgiXo)
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Although not exactly "pop," I think the band Garbage had the best ginger frontwoman.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (Jsjd7)

285
They did have a really bad reputation for awhile. But from what I've read and their present safety record, they're just as reliable and safe as any other airline.
Posted by: Justsayin' at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (Fs5vw)

_________

We'll always have Aeroflot.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (mht8P)

286 Man, the section I moved to doesn't have much Jewish stuff. I've been living on fresh tuna, steaks and potatoes for days this Passover. It's awesome. I might could eat like this full-time.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (Uh2oA)

287 278 So do any of you pop fans have a recommendation for a ginger beer?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (lgiXo)

Canada Dry Bold is good shit. Super strong ginger flavor. Realize that is an ale and not a beer, but I really like it.

[I'm also not unbaised]

Posted by: In Exile at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (kzzyk)

288 MLB moving the All Star game out of Atlanta because of this? That's the talk on the street.

Posted by: chango lot at April 01, 2021 12:57 PM (g741k)

289 Part of my corporate boycott list started when these corps joined the boycott of North Carolina over the bathroom bill.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 01, 2021 12:57 PM (2DOZq)

290 Pro tip: fire the bunch of harpy bitchy affirmative action women, and fire anyone who proposes to hire any more such.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 12:53 PM (YqDXo)

You don't want to make waves. Most of these professional CEO's bounce from company to company, don't have long tenure at any of them, and are hired by boards of directors because they "get results," whether that's true or not.

Can you go in and fire everyone? Theoretically, yes. But you'd better have a damned good reason and hire people that are demonstrably better at their jobs, or the Board kicks you to the curb and no one ever hires you again.

It's like the old saying, "no one ever got fired for buying Cisco" (or whatever the "standard" is in your industry). It's not your fault if you held on to people with 30 years experience who were rated in the "top 30 women executives" by some magazine. But if you fire her, and hire someone else, now that's all on you.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 01, 2021 12:57 PM (UPoLF)

291 Boken Brain Biden's State Dep't.

Blinken: "Whether it's China, Russia, or anyone else, we're not standing against any of those countries. We're not trying to, for example, contain China or keep it down. What we are about is standing up for basic principles, basic rights, & a rules-based international order."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 01, 2021 12:57 PM (VVEnO)

292 So do any of you pop fans have a recommendation for a ginger beer?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (lgiXo)


I've got some Gosling's in the fridge for when the wife wants a Moscow Mule. They've been around for over 100 years, so it can't be too bad.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 12:58 PM (Zz0t1)

293 291 Boken Brain Biden's State Dep't.

Blinken: "Whether it's China, Russia, or anyone else, we're not standing against any of those countries. We're not trying to, for example, contain China or keep it down. What we are about is standing up for basic principles, basic rights, & a rules-based international order."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 01, 2021 12:57 PM (VVEnO)

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"So we're going to help prop up countries that continually undermine rules-based international order."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 12:58 PM (NWM+b)

294 Did you guys see the idiot's idiot wife yelling "Si se pwadwe!" (should be puedo, pronounced play-doh, but in a bwabwa wawa voice)

https://bit.ly/3rGVAit

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 12:58 PM (YYlyE)

295 Shouldn't we stop making soda because of climate change?

Oh, man, you need to read the WSJ daily. The cola giants are way ahead of you. They see the oncoming period at the end of the sentence, and have been bailing out of their traditional market segments just as fast as they can, picking up every imaginable other fad that floats past to take their place. It's astounding how long people can remain alive in a state of total panic.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 01, 2021 12:59 PM (zMFmR)

296 How many CEOs or Presidents, even of smaller companies, have you ever known ? I've known a few. It always follows the same pattern - the guy that builds the company from scratch is always obsessed with the bottom line. Every guy after him always deviates a little bit more, and uses the company a little more for his own ends rather than the pursuit of profit. Because the guy that builds a company is made of entirely different stuff than the guy that politics his way to the top of an existing company. A company is, after all, just a bureaucracy - not a meritocracy.

Posted by: Night Moves at April 01, 2021 12:45 PM (Mwx8i)


I used to do M&A and strategic alliances with small companies for a Fortune 250 company. I think the break point comes at ~ 200 employees. Up until then, everyone is focused on making the company - and their employment - survive.

But at that point you start getting the United Way drives, the birthday/baby showers, and all the other crap the secretaries tend to organize. Being hourly employees, they're perfectly happy to jerk off on company time, whereas salaried employees know that they'll just have to work later if they do this crap.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 12:59 PM (YqDXo)

297
"So we're going to help prop up countries that continually undermine rules-based international order."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 12:58 PM (NWM+b)

Peace in our time!

Posted by: Bete at April 01, 2021 12:59 PM (F9322)

298 So do any of you pop fans have a recommendation for a ginger beer?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (lgiXo)

Bundesberg (sp?) very good. comes in 4 pack 11oz stubbies.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at April 01, 2021 12:59 PM (DjiZK)

299 Didn't we kick the shit out of the British a few hundred years ago and told them to sod off? Who does this chimp think he is anyway?

Posted by: Marcus T, Molon Labe at April 01, 2021 12:59 PM (VpIIl)

300 Brother Northernlurker Barritts. Hands down. Have no idea if their CEO says stupid SJW stuff.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 01, 2021 01:00 PM (2DnmD)

301 If you want to look at the difference between a "professional CEO" and a CEO who built the company, look at Tesla's C-level people, look at Musk's behavior, and look at all of his key people.

He only hires based on merit, and has no problem firing people. He and his people control the board of TSLA. And every time he gets called out for his "lack of diversity" he says "I never noticed. We hire based on merit." and when he gets called out for saying something controversial he just shrugs.

He has no fear of being fired by the Board.

That's VERY rare for major publicly traded corporations.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 01, 2021 01:00 PM (UPoLF)

302 Did you guys see the idiot's idiot wife yelling "Si se pwadwe!" (should be puedo, pronounced play-doh, but in a bwabwa wawa voice)

https://bit.ly/3rGVAit
Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 12:58 PM (YYlyE)


Si South Padre!!!

We're all spring break now!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 01:00 PM (Zz0t1)

303 I've got an itch to try my hand at making a Dark and Stormy. I need to buy a good ginger beer for that.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:51 PM

Try Fevertree.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 01:00 PM (16vTQ)

304 Most CEOs went to Ivy League schools. They went woke first, and are the most woke now. The more prestigious a school is, the sooner it's colonized by the woke. The Ivy League was woke when John Kerry and George W. Bush were there in the '60s, they got to the big state schools later, but they're everywhere now.

Posted by: zmdavid at April 01, 2021 01:01 PM (xqRaG)

305 Close tags ftw!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 01, 2021 01:01 PM (16vTQ)

306 Oh no! Not the All Star game! Sports simps take another L. But by all means keep financially supporting these cringe pro leagues and their tranny politics.

Posted by: Corona-kun at April 01, 2021 01:01 PM (OjTGt)

307 @292 Agreed. Their no-sugar variant is one of the best, and -- best thing evah! -- they are actually a rum company, so you're guaranteed a good match on that score.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 01, 2021 01:01 PM (zMFmR)

308 Didn't Coke tell us to be "less white" recently?

Why is their CEO some pompous huwhite Brit?

Posted by: Thrawn at April 01, 2021 01:01 PM (MBy9l)

309 The big Coke brands to remember ... Seagrams
Posted by: Oldstoke at April 01, 2021 12:29 PM


This appears to be the Seagrams mixers.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 01, 2021 01:01 PM (awtm/)

310 294 Did you guys see the idiot's idiot wife yelling "Si se pwadwe!" (should be puedo, pronounced play-doh, but in a bwabwa wawa voice)

https://bit.ly/3rGVAit
Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 12:58 PM (YYlyE)


"The future is ours!" Now where have I heard that before?

I especially like the stylized eagle flag in the background. At first glance, I thought it was some Nazi thing. Then I thought, "nah." On still further reflection, I think I was right the first time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 01:02 PM (YqDXo)

311 Axeman, I agree with your take on Locke's conception of property.

Locke was using the right of property as an extension of someone able to gather and maintain enough goods to keep them alive. Thus, farmers who tilled their gardens improved it with their sweat and were entitled to the crops gathered in order to feed themselves and their families. It is the flip side of the self defense argument in that being able to defend oneself and one's property from takings by others comes about as each person is entitled to produce and consume the necessary goods to survive and thrive.

Going beyond that, to the idea that one is entitled to do with property as they please even when the excess is grossly disproportionate to provide necessities of life is not really a fair reading of Locke and property. Many of the later distortions of property rights as absolute came about during the 19th century.

Posted by: whig at April 01, 2021 01:02 PM (pO7gM)

312 Didn't Coke tell us to be "less white" recently?

Why is their CEO some pompous huwhite Brit?
Posted by: Thrawn at April 01, 2021 01:01 PM (MBy9l)
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No, they told their *employees* to be less white. You're fine, just keep buying.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 01:02 PM (Jsjd7)

313 The sharpness of my criticism of libertarianism was formed out of my numerous experiences with authoritarian libertarians. I would instantly get put in the "collectivist" penalty box, for even making a case slightly more collectivist than their position.

However, they were free to argue that Big Judicial Authority should slam down on everybody else based on what they viewed as freedom and rights and their own cooption of "what we had agreed upon" in the foundational document of our country.

My property is inviolable and absolute based on an agreement we all signed at the beginning is simply a different collective argument.

Posted by: Axeman at April 01, 2021 01:02 PM (8cftc)

314 There's still an MLB? Heh, who knew....

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 01:02 PM (pWrfh)

315 Also, guys, if you stop buying soda all together, it's not only heathier, but you fuck over Big Soda.

Also, don't buy their bottled water.

What's wrong with coffee, water (in a reusable bottle), and beer?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at April 01, 2021 01:02 PM (UPoLF)

316 What we are about is standing up for basic principles, basic rights, & a rules-based international order.

Which means what, if you won't fight against those who are opposed to all of those things and fight to stop and destroy them in the world?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 01, 2021 01:02 PM (KZzsI)

317 All you that continue to watch the MLB are going to have a tough decision if they move the All Star game from Atlanta, which they will probably do.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 01, 2021 01:02 PM (2DOZq)

318 Let it begin here

Posted by: Talisman Bill at April 01, 2021 01:02 PM (nQ9NA)

319 If the MLB pulls the All-Star game out of Atlanta, it will cost them a lot of money and anger the dozens, nay, scores of people who actually watch the All Star stuff these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 01, 2021 01:03 PM (KZzsI)

320 282 I despise flying and avoid it as much as possible since it has become such a hellish nightmare but still take 1-3 trips a years. Crap like this makes it all the more I will drop those too. CEO should spend less time (i.e. z) thinking about my states voting laws and the reason flying has become so hellish.I would rather drive 12 hours.
Posted by: Ripley at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (MxEKc


THIS! I used to fly 4-5 times a year until I just got tired of the hassle. And it's even more now with the Wuflu.

No, thanks. I'll drive.

Posted by: Justsayin' at April 01, 2021 01:03 PM (Fs5vw)

321 Photo ID to get on a Delta plane but not to vote... O fucking K then!!

Posted by: Drew in MO at April 01, 2021 01:03 PM (cGlgB)

322 Even a stopped clock is right twice a day...

Rubio Rebukes 'Woke Corporate Hypocrites' At Delta For Ignoring Uyghur Genocide While Decrying Georgia Election Law

The senator also posted a video reinforcing his point that Delta regularly does business with "the same Chinese Communist Party that is committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims inside of China" but has yet to send a letter saying that the Uyghur genocide is unacceptable and "does not reflect the values of Delta Airlines."

https://tinyurl.com/yzo5gq9z

Posted by: Tami at April 01, 2021 01:03 PM (cF8AT)

323 The big Coke brands to remember ... Seagrams
Posted by: Oldstoke at April 01, 2021 12:29 PM


Not that I bought Seagrams much, but didn't they have Megan Rapinoe as a spokes person?

Never. Again.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 01:03 PM (Zz0t1)

324 Also, why is that idiot's idiot wife in front of a NAZI looking flag?

https://bit.ly/3rGVAit

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 01:04 PM (YYlyE)

325 319 If the MLB pulls the All-Star game out of Atlanta, it will cost them a lot of money and anger the dozens, nay, scores of people who actually watch the All Star stuff these days.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 01, 2021 01:03 PM (KZzsI)

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I love watching Mike Trout give interviews on the field while playing the game. That screams real baseball to me.

Also no pitcher lasting more than an inning because there's no point in straining yourself for a completely pointless game.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 01:04 PM (NWM+b)

326 We'll always have Aeroflot.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (mht8P)


CAAC (the Red Chinese airline) makes Aeroflot look neurotic about safety.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 01:04 PM (YqDXo)

327 The "uyghur genocide" is about as real as the WMDs in Iraq. It's bullshit.

Posted by: Corona-kun at April 01, 2021 01:04 PM (OjTGt)

328 "Delta Airlines' values."

Who decides what those are? Does the Board of Directors vote on them?

Do the folks whose retirement funds are invested in Delta by The Vanguard Group, Inc. (9.90%); Fidelity Management & Research Co. (1.74%)
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (1.21%), get a say in what the corporation's values are?

Posted by: ray at April 01, 2021 01:05 PM (Men5k)

329 This is old but for some reason it's making the rounds on twitter today....

@HilzFuld
I laughed out loud.

https://tinyurl.com/yjat3f7y

Posted by: Tami at April 01, 2021 01:05 PM (cF8AT)

330 Didn't Coke tell us to be "less white" recently?

Why is their CEO some pompous huwhite Brit?
Posted by: Thrawn at April 01, 2021 01:01 PM (MBy9l)
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Did you hear the one about the Coke employee slathering his skin with WhiteOut and it just kept making the problem worse?

Posted by: Axeman at April 01, 2021 01:05 PM (8cftc)

331 You're either with us or you're against us. And we keep track.

Posted by: Elite Rings of Pedophilia at April 01, 2021 01:05 PM (dYmWY)

332 I wish Georgia had made this law before the election. This is like locking the barn door after the horse was stolen.

Posted by: ALH, of the Sisterhood of Blonds at April 01, 2021 01:05 PM (oUcR5)

333 In the words of the profound genius Dr. Mary Clogginstien the Elder (PHD in Stupidity and Cluelessness): "I will never buy another Delta Faucet" again from Delta Airlines" ........

Posted by: James at April 01, 2021 01:06 PM (JLQTf)

334 Let me be more clear on this, but not like Obama.

The CEOs and middle aged white ladies in HR/PR don't know any black people and believe their black workers want them to say shit like this.

Posted by: MJ at April 01, 2021 01:06 PM (gAMkn)

335 Didn't Coke tell us to be "less white" recently?

Why is their CEO some pompous huwhite Brit?


Be less shite, Ponce.

Posted by: t-bird at April 01, 2021 01:06 PM (1vynn)

336 324 Also, why is that idiot's idiot wife in front of a NAZI looking flag?
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That's the Cesar Chavez Farm worker flag.

Posted by: Corona-kun at April 01, 2021 01:06 PM (OjTGt)

337 Also no pitcher lasting more than an inning because there's no point in straining yourself for a completely pointless game.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 01:04 PM (NWM+b)


Also managers want to get everyone in the game, if possible. Imagine what a bummer it would be to be selected for the All-Star game, and then not play. Also fans want to see everyone play.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 01:06 PM (YqDXo)

338 MLB moving the All Star game out of Atlanta because of this? That's the talk on the street.
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A question they should be asking is, does anyone really give a shit?

Posted by: dartist at April 01, 2021 01:07 PM (+ya+t)

339 278 So do any of you pop fans have a recommendation for a ginger beer?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (lgiXo)


I discovered Reed's Ginger Mule recently. No sugar added and 7% ABV. Excellent stuff. Unfortunately, it's availability is limited and was only sold in my neck of the woods for a short time. However, it is widely available in Central Florida so I've that to look forward to upon moving back there.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at April 01, 2021 01:07 PM (DTX3h)

340 DOCTOR Jill gives address in front of Nazi inspired art:


https://tinyurl.com/3szr4bzy

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 01:07 PM (DJFLF)

341 Are we so good at killing terrorists that we don't have to worry about them crossing the border?

FBI, yes.
CiA, yes.
NSA they all work for us now.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 01, 2021 01:07 PM (/rM6w)

342 That's the Cesar Chavez Farm worker flag.
Posted by: Corona-kun at April 01, 2021 01:06 PM (OjTGt)


Yeah. But was there dance move the goosestep?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 01:07 PM (YqDXo)

343 That's the Cesar Chavez Communist Farm worker flag.

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 01:07 PM (pWrfh)

344 > "The future is ours!" Now where have I heard that before?

The Warriors - 1979
"The future is ours ... if you can count."

Or possibly
Cabaret - 1966
"Tomorrow belongs to me"

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 01:07 PM (YYlyE)

345 In the words of the profound genius Dr. Mary Clogginstien the Elder (PHD in Stupidity and Cluelessness): "I will never buy another Delta Faucet" again from Delta Airlines" ........

Posted by: James at April 01, 2021 01:06 PM (JLQTf)
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I LOL-ed .

Posted by: Axeman at April 01, 2021 01:07 PM (8cftc)

346 oops, didn't see bonhomme's comment about the criminal FLOTUS

Posted by: kallisto at April 01, 2021 01:08 PM (DJFLF)

347 Corporations don't pay taxes, customers do.
Posted by: Roland THTG at April 01, 2021 12:46 PM (88+cf)


That's right - there's no peaceful way out of this that does not involve pain. In this case, companies must pay taxes and fold - which means we'll pay higher prices until they can no longer furnish the goods. Which is how it has to be - change will not occur in our favor any other way.

Posted by: Night Moves at April 01, 2021 01:08 PM (Mwx8i)

348 >>>Did you guys see the idiot's idiot wife yelling "Si se pwadwe!" (should be puedo, pronounced play-doh, but in a bwabwa wawa voice)

https://bit.ly/3rGVAit

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Yelling like she's speaking to a packed stadium. Camera pans(?) out to show 10-15 people in the attendance. And if Trump were standing in front of a flag like that (because you know who else had red and white flags with a black eagle on it)?

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at April 01, 2021 01:08 PM (IzWqf)

349 Not that I bought Seagrams much, but didn't they have Megan Rapinoe as a spokes person?

Never. Again.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 01:03 PM


I don't think Seagrams does all that much advertising. "7 and 7" is a drink for people my age, not the hipsters.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 01, 2021 01:08 PM (awtm/)

350 261 Agree with Feverfew, but to me it's all about the other sugar water: blackstrap or Jamaican rum

Posted by: Desultory joe at April 01, 2021 01:08 PM (L9P9s)

351 It's time for a national conversation about Big Coke, an addictive, cancer-causing poison that causes diabetes and obesity.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 01, 2021 01:08 PM (puu6v)

352 >>> The "uyghur genocide" is about as real as the WMDs in Iraq. It's bullshit.

How real are the Happy Fun Camps and the forced sterilizations?

Posted by: fluffy at April 01, 2021 01:09 PM (UnQlg)

353 349 I don't think Seagrams does all that much advertising. "7 and 7" is a drink for people my age, not the hipsters.
Posted by: Chuck C at April 01, 2021 01:08 PM (awtm/)

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Characters kept ordering it in Mean Streets, and I had to look up what the hell it was.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 01:09 PM (NWM+b)

354 That's the Cesar Chavez Farm worker flag.
Posted by: Corona-kun at April 01, 2021 01:06 PM (OjTGt)


It is, but imagine the reaction if President Trump had had that flag as a background at one of his rallies.

Hoo boy!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 01:09 PM (YqDXo)

355 200 tons of VX gas in Iraq that's unaccounted for is like the missing Uyghurs. Except to people who don't want to accept facts contrary to their memes.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 01, 2021 01:09 PM (2DOZq)

356 > The "uyghur genocide" is about as real as the WMDs in Iraq. It's bullshit.

You sure about that, chief?

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 01:09 PM (YYlyE)

357 MLB may pull All-Star game from Atlanta? I though remaining fans were saying at least baseball (mostly) non-woke. That is obviously BS. Mask has dropped.

Posted by: Ripley at April 01, 2021 01:09 PM (MxEKc)

358 Nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 01, 2021 01:10 PM (kTF2Z)

359 356 > The "uyghur genocide" is about as real as the WMDs in Iraq. It's bullshit.

You sure about that, chief?
Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 01:09 PM (YYlyE)

========

To be fair, there actually were chemical weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, now with mutant superpowers at April 01, 2021 01:10 PM (NWM+b)

360
I don't think Seagrams does all that much advertising. "7 and 7" is a drink for people my age, not the hipsters.
Posted by: Chuck C at April 01, 2021 01:08 PM (awtm/)


I think it was for some new 'spritzer' or something they'd come out with.

On second look, it was Smirnoff, not Seagrams.

My apologies to Seagrams.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at April 01, 2021 01:10 PM (Zz0t1)

361 > oops, didn't see bonhomme's comment about the criminal FLOTUS

No worries. Great minds and all that.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 01, 2021 01:10 PM (YYlyE)

362 Seagram's Whiskey is separate from Coke. Coke owns the mixers only.

So...7&7 is still totally OK

Posted by: In Exile at April 01, 2021 01:10 PM (kzzyk)

363 So do any of you pop fans have a recommendation for a ginger beer?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 01, 2021 12:55 PM (lgiXo)

++++

Although not exactly "pop," I think the band Garbage had the best ginger frontwoman.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 12:56 PM (Jsjd7)

I prefer Ginger Ale and and Canada Dry does it for me. It is funny because people up for artisnal ginger beer. I like ginger and I go off on super hot stuff like Korean spicy chicken noodles. I realize today it is all about ginger beer. I personally think the load of it is crap. I think the Moscow Mule might be the most overrated mixed drink in history. I like legit ginger, but not as a soda. We all go our own way, so there is that.

Posted by: Quint at April 01, 2021 01:11 PM (OqDgx)

364 Chavez was a big opponent of illegal immigration. He actually understood the law of supply and demand.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at April 01, 2021 01:11 PM (VbI7r)

365 My brother is the biggest baseball fan in the world. He has baseball memorabilia all over the house. He has huge tomes of baseball stats from over the years. He has just about every baseball book and bio that has ever been written. He has been in an MLB hot stove league since 1988. He tries to watch every game, even pre-season.

This year he dropped the hot stove league. He hasn't watched the All-Star game since the 90s. He has zero interest in it, not any part of it.

We used to watch the celebrity softball thing but got bored with it years ago when none of the celebrities were anyone we gave a damn about.

The All-Star Game mattered back when there were effectively two separate leagues and you didn't get constant coverage of everything. Now its just a waste of time

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 01, 2021 01:11 PM (KZzsI)

366 The Delta Airlines Corporation Inc., should have no "corporate values" other than: (1) Good customer services; including and especially not crashing; and (2) maximizing shareholder value.

Otherwise, just take my bag and my ticket, bring me vodka and STFU.

Posted by: ray at April 01, 2021 01:12 PM (Men5k)

367 I got me some Seagram's Gin
Everybody's got their cups, but they ain't chipped in
This kinda shit happens all the time
You got to get yours but, fool, I I gotta get mine

Posted by: Snoop Dogg at April 01, 2021 01:12 PM (Jsjd7)

368 It is, but imagine the reaction if President Trump had had that flag as a background at one of his rallies.

Hoo boy!
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 01, 2021 01:09 PM (YqDXo)

That's been going on a while. Here's just one example:

https://tinyurl.com/yfcbkh63

Posted by: Tami at April 01, 2021 01:12 PM (cF8AT)

369 The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

https://bit.ly/3fwPvCP

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 01, 2021 01:13 PM (VVEnO)

370 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 01, 2021 01:11 PM (KZzsI)

It's not about the All Star game. It's about the MLB crapping on the fans again.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 01, 2021 01:14 PM (2DOZq)

371 I'm being terribly niave but a reasonable person would expect these corporations to be less communist.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at April 01, 2021 01:14 PM (3AD8C)

372 Axeman,
I spend a lot of time reading histories and biographies for pleasure as well as in my general fields of law, sociology, economics, and politics. Tends to make one a pragmatist.

What I see in libertarianism with a capital L is that it distorts the idea of personhood into individual wants uber alles and does not focus on its effects on children, society, and the future. Marxism does the same with collectivism which is derived from Rousseau.

If one is going to compose a society of either type, one then has to base it on how people actually behave and allow for corrections based on that. Neither big L libertarianism or Marxism can adjust their theory because both are utopian in nature and thus immune from normal empirical based corrections of their principles. Justice Holmes, in his book on Common Law spoke for my view, "The life of the law (common) is experience." That is the general principles of law must yield to the specific facts in which is was applied.

Posted by: whig at April 01, 2021 01:14 PM (pO7gM)

373 It's not about the All Star game. It's about the MLB crapping on the fans again.

Yes and my point is nobody cares where the all-star game is held because it sucks and fewer people watch it every year, so moving it from Atlanta does not hurt Atlanta but it hurts MLB. They gain nothing from this expect the cost of all the changes in logistics, planning, and pre publicity.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 01, 2021 01:15 PM (KZzsI)

374 1) Strip them of tax breaks.

2) Shareholders, realizing the just lost a shit ton of money, can the CEO asshole who opened his fat yap.

3) New boss cools the situation by saying they don't take positions on political issues.

Rinse and repeat. Right now taking our side costs them reputation and money. Saying neutral also costs them reputation and money. Make taking the leftist side just as fucking expensive. If all positions cost them money, they may just decide fuck it, and stay quiet.

Posted by: Inspector kemp at April 01, 2021 01:15 PM (EwPKb)

375 I'm being terribly naive but a reasonable person would expect these corporations to be less communist.

Why would you ? Since at least the SL bailout under Bush the Elder, we've never failed to give them public money whenever we should let them bankrupt instead. What's more socialist / communist than that ?

Posted by: Night Moves at April 01, 2021 01:17 PM (Mwx8i)

376 @320 No, thanks. I'll drive.
"We'll chat. Later." --Li'l Peter Buttie-Jig

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 01, 2021 01:18 PM (zMFmR)

377 I'm being terribly niave but a reasonable person would expect these corporations to be less communist.
Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at April 01, 2021 01:14 PM (3AD8C)
++++
Only if you disregard rent-seeking and capture. If they were forced to compete - that is, if they (and everyone else) receives neither special benefit nor special sanction - then they wouldn't be doing this.

But there is bidirectional capture (the corporations and the state are beholden to each-other) and massive rent-seeking through regulatory constraints, kickbacks, the revolving door between industry and the regulators, etc. In that environment, this kind of corporate behavior makes sense. They don't want to fall out of favor, so they play the tune that the state wants them to play. Otherwise, they lose position, influence and wealth.

This is why - though the time for this is long since passed - you should avoid subsidies, supports, etc. like the plague and take a very light touch with regulatory concerns. Avoiding capture and dis-enabling rent-seeking are vital if you are to remain free.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 01:18 PM (Jsjd7)

378 I am not sure how to do this because the left controls all of the culture and media, but corporations have to be taught that this woke crap is not doing them any good and is enraging customers.

Seriously, all it takes is getting a few ridiculously isolated, dimwitted, and easily manipulated execs to know this fact.

Anyone who has worked at the big business level knows how it works. Some corportate dipstick watches a movie with hackers and shows up in IT demanding to know what they're dong about stopping hackers.

They know almost nothing but want to seem cutting edge and on top of everything so they are easily controlled by feeding them things they think are relevant and important.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 01, 2021 01:18 PM (KZzsI)

379 Read an article the other day - it isn't get woke, go boke, it is go broke get woke. That is, failing companies often go woke to prop up their failing image.

Anyone else guess delta and Coke are swirling the drain?

Posted by: Inspector kemp at April 01, 2021 01:19 PM (EwPKb)

380 373 It's not about the All Star game. It's about the MLB crapping on the fans again.



Yes and my point is nobody cares where the all-star game is held
because it sucks and fewer people watch it every year, so moving it from
Atlanta does not hurt Atlanta but it hurts MLB. They gain nothing from
this expect the cost of all the changes in logistics, planning, and pre
publicity.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 01, 2021 01:15 PM (KZzsI)

MLB is neglecting the fact that fans went all last season without them. Add in their wokeness b.s. and it adds up to their PR staff behaving stupidly.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at April 01, 2021 01:20 PM (N39Ws)

381 I am not sure how to do this because the left controls all of the culture and media, but corporations have to be taught that this woke crap is not doing them any good and is enraging customers. ...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 01, 2021 01:18 PM (KZzsI)
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They don't care about customers, because customers are a second-order consideration. Their fates are sealed in Washington, and so their political connections and other activist considerations are first-order considerations.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 01:20 PM (Jsjd7)

382 I see we will spend the day having the usual AoS "liberaltarian" debate. "I've never actually met one, but some guys at a Hillary rally said they were."

Some people get awfully cranked up over an ideology that died 40 years ago.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 01, 2021 01:20 PM (zMFmR)

383 38 Notice that neither company stated what they found objectionable in the bill. It's just this gauzy feelgood lefty bullshit.
_______________

They never know what's actually in the laws, because they don't bother to read them. They just repeat whatever lefty-issued libel they read on Twatter, most of which is usually factually incorrect. They did that repeatedly to AZ state laws related to illegal aliens.

And like the Twatter memes about Trayvon Martin ("an innocent little boy skipping home from the candy store, shot in the back by a white supremacist"), Mike Brown ("a gentle giant, who'd never hurt anyone, gunned down like a dog while he was on his knees with his hands up in surrender"), and George Floyd ("an innocent man who was crushed to death by a white supremacist cop"), the lies will long outlive the truth.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 01, 2021 01:20 PM (k4dH2)

384 see we will spend the day having the usual AoS "liberaltarian" debate. "I've never actually met one, but some guys at a Hillary rally said they were."

Some people get awfully cranked up over an ideology that died 40 years ago.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 01, 2021 01:20 PM (zMFmR)
++++
I know two big-L Libertarians in real life. Both of them are conservatives, with three problems that prevented them from voting Republican. Both of them are pro-abortion or abortion-neutral, both of them want reduced drug criminalization, and both of them hated the Republican Party for being useless. I am definitely with them on the last objection and happy to have debate club style arguments on the second.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 01, 2021 01:22 PM (Jsjd7)

385 and just to be clear, corporation have only one value, and that is making money. So any expression of other values sis something being forced on them from outside.

Leftists force companies to do this shit. They do it because upsides outweigh downsides.

Posted by: Inspector kemp at April 01, 2021 01:23 PM (EwPKb)

386 I know a couple self-proclaimed "Big L" Libertarians. When they say it aint all about legalizing weed, trust me, it's all about the weed. It's a grift and a con of the stupidest kind.

Posted by: IP at April 01, 2021 01:24 PM (pWrfh)

387 For those of living in a certain section of the country, Sundrop is where it's at! Like Mt. Dew, but ten times better...And independent of the major WOKE corps like Pepsi/Coke.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at April 01, 2021 01:26 PM (ZIoLS)

388 You will be pleased to know that the White House is advertising for a full-time presidential dog trainer, with a salary of $100,000 to $130,000.

Posted by: Dread at April 01, 2021 01:35 PM (5+3Z+)

389 It wouldn't surprise me at all to find that Bastian is running for office.

Posted by: Action Jackson is my name. Bold Adventure is my game. at April 01, 2021 01:38 PM (U/0Ph)

390 To steal the catch phrase from another airline "you are now free to move about the country". So Ed, feel free to pack your trash and move to some wonderful progressive state like California, or New York. Otherwise, shut you cake hole, stay in your lane and concentrate on keeping your business running (without bailouts)

Posted by: Stacy0311 at April 01, 2021 01:49 PM (GuwCy)

391 It wouldn't surprise me at all to find that Bastian is running for office.
Posted by: Action Jackson i
----
My first thought also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 01, 2021 01:51 PM (vOGqy)

392 Independent cola? Cheerwine. I believe that it bears the Empress's Stamp of Approval.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 01, 2021 01:54 PM (CTJwJ)

393 For what it's worth, on the ImgFlip politics stream, the main quibble that the liberals there have about the new GA voting laws is little more than:

OMG you mean people made it illegal to pass out free food and water to voters waiting in line!

They're trying to spin this as a "I thought Christians were supposed to feed the hungry!" sneer.

Because, you know, the homeless - they rely on you to feed them once every other year during an election. As opposed to every day. Like most Christian charities do.

That's all they got. It's pretty pathetic.

Posted by: Speed Racer's Banana Hammock at April 01, 2021 01:54 PM (W2YA6)

394 It's time for a national conversation about Big Coke, an addictive, cancer-causing poison that causes diabetes and obesity.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 01, 2021 01:08 PM (puu6v)

And it contains hydronium oxide, an ingredient of nerve gas, and styrofoam.

Posted by: Fox2!! at April 01, 2021 02:08 PM (juQf+)

395 GOOD. Screw their CEOs. Here is the deal; CEOs and corporate boards must act in the best FIDUCIARY manner for their shareholders. Squishy feely shit isn't fiduciary. You know what is? Profits. Stock price. Taxes.

Tell Delta to try and move to a place like NY. They'd be hit with a shareholder lawsuit that the shareholders would win in court, not to mention the hit in the stock price, the decrease in profitability and the increases in operating costs.

Posted by: jeff at April 01, 2021 03:38 PM (J2JqR)

396 Fuck You, Corporate pissants...WAR!

And Fuck Libertarians too...assholes.

Posted by: HughDePayens at April 01, 2021 03:59 PM (STDI7)

397 New stock market highs
Capitalists love Biden
Let's reduce the ysxrs more for thesuper rich

Posted by: Proud Moderate at April 01, 2021 04:14 PM (Qr0uC)

398 Glad there are some politicians who aren't craven cucks (looking at you, Noem!) and are standing up to these tyrant CEOs.

Now it is time for everyone who isn't a despicable leftard karen psycho to stop giving any money to Amazon, Costco, Coke, Pepsi, Delta, American Airlines, and every other worthless woketard company. Stop paying these asshats for the privilege of your enslavement. Stand up to the karens and tell them to shove it up their fat asses.

Posted by: Pete at April 01, 2021 06:08 PM (O7UNt)

399 British fag can GFH

Posted by: Jerome at April 01, 2021 07:32 PM (3x7XI)

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