Monday, September 06, 2010

So what do you do when you can't boycott?


I announced a little while back that I was boycotting Target and Best Buy because they gave money to Neanderthals.  My efforts are moving along smoothly – I haven’t had the need of any of Best Buy’s wares and Target has competitors happy to sell me what I need.

Now, AirTran comes along and gives $75K to the Georgia Republican Governors Association and when it got “caught” disingenuously said the Dems hadn’t “asked for anything.”

If you live in Atlanta and want to fly, you have two choices, AirTran and Delta.  And I’m not in love with Delta.

So I’ll continue to give AirTran money and it will give the GOP money.  And I won’t be happy.

9 comments:

Rick said...

I'll be flying Airtran exclusively now. Thanks for the headsup.

Dave said...

The beauty of democracy, as influenced by corporate bucks.

Thomas said...

Publicizing what they've done is a good start, and you can follow it up with graffiti in strategic places written in indelible ink.

fermicat said...

I always fly Delta. They are the home team, and my sister's employer. And where I accumulate all my miles.

Dave said...

Ah, but Fermi, can you actually redeem the miles? I have maybe a 25% success rate.

fermicat said...

It has been a while, but last time I redeemed miles I flew Boston to San Diego first class. Nice.

The Curmudgeon said...

Buy stock. Work to vote the rascals out who donate to folks you think are rascals.

And, yes, I know you'd be swimming against a riptide: Real corporate democracy would be real financial reform, though.

Debo Blue said...

Would you stop going to your doctor if s/he were Republican? AirTran will now give the Dems money and you can fly easier knowing this, right?

Besides, looks like some of your best friends are Republicans

Cordially,

Dave said...

They have other qualities.