Florida Boycott Extended to Coca Cola, Lemonade, Foot Locker, Dixie Cups

450x600xBPoecX9CAAA1ZIx.png-large-450x600.png.pagespeed.ic.dqgQ6_axvA

Apparently the current pretext for boycotting Florida is because the state put on “a sham of a case” in prosecuting Zimmerman. And I ask you, whose fault is that?

If your case is a sham, then the prosecution will put on a sham of a case.

This is exactly the same stupidity we have seen over and over from the left. Boycott oranges! Why? They grow in Florida! Boycott Coca-Cola! Why? Because they buy oranges! Boycott the Koch brothers–of course–because they “help fund piggermans defense.” Which is a complete fiction, but if you are a liberal, the facts are optional. Boycott Foot Locker! Huh? Foot Locker? “This company is owned by the same racist family that use to own woolworths.” I have no idea what that is all about. No doubt it is familiar to students of left-wing mythology, but Foot Locker isn’t owned by any family, it is a publicly traded, $5.6 billion a year company.

Looking on the bright side, I doubt that a single orange, can of Coke, pair of shoes or box of Dixie cups will be forgone because of today’s agitation. The salient point is that the people who sponsored the “Justice for Trayvon” rallies are the same tired leftists who have organized all the other protests in recent years, and who have nothing more substantive or creative to offer than “Don’t buy Brawny paper towels!” Trayvon Martin has, really, little to do with it. As always, leftists are trying to capitalize on others’ tragedies to advance their worn-out agenda.

Don’t forget Nestle. I keep seeing signs telling people not to buy Nestle because apparently the company blew up Africa.  Since lefties claim to hate consumerism, boycotts are a natural tool, but since they’re already boycotting everyone, it’s hard for a universal boycott of everyone to have much of an impact.

Currently the left is boycotting Nestle, Caterpillar, BP, Bank of America, Florida, Arizona and every company on earth. Not to mention Israel.

That’s a lot of things not to buy.

  • Lovejoy

    Boycotts are a silly waste of time.

  • DogmaelJones1

    And if they boycotted SUVs, air conditioners, non-free range chickens and cattle and squab, genetically altered tomatoes and corn and potatoes, and Wheaties, to mention a few other things they depend on, then with luck they’ll become anorexic and sickly and perish, and good riddance.

  • cristo52

    Sharpton’s Buffoon Troops.

  • ytdontplay

    How about orange soda?

  • Jack Deth

    Capitalism is dynamic, while boycotts are static. That alone guarantees that Coke, Dixie Cups, Foot Locker, et al will win.

  • Alicia Ford

    You people are proof what crazy is contagious. At least we get up and do something when we feel a wrong has been done. What have any of YOU ever done other than complain? Answer: Nothing. You’re all a bunch of lazy cowards. You don’t like what blacks and liberals are doing. DO something about it, oh wait, you can’t, because we are stronger than you, we have more numbers than you, and blacks HAVE changed laws before through sheer force of will. Don’t get pissed because you’re words carry no weight. It’ your own fault for never believing in anything enough to fight for it.

    • poetcomic1

      Can I use this paragraph in a seminar on logical dysfunction? It is truly a delightful chain of hilarious non sequitars.

    • syeb

      Better to do nothing and cause no harm than do the wrong thing and cause more damage. Like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. It may make you feel like you are doing something but is quite wrong.
      With your logic it is better to boycott a random corporation that had nothing to do with the situation just to make you feel like you are making a difference. And having more numbers isn’t saying much. E.g. there are trillions of ants on earth.

    • Drakken

      You keep pushing and kicking that sleeping giant at your own peril, because if the giant awakes, it will be to your horror and demise. So please keep up the great work leftard, it will be your own undoing.

    • CowboyUp

      We’re not pissed, we’re laughing at you. You’re the one that sounds Pissed, like the stuck pig squealing.

    • bigjoel

      I have a job to do, a family to take care of, a house to tend to, and about 900 other things to do than to worry about you taking over. Trust me, when I feel that you and yours are becoming a problem, I will do something.

  • phillyfanatic

    Well to combat liberalism and stupid progressives, other Americans must support all they, the Leftists, boycott. And please, stop voting for any Dem in a local, state or federal election. Then we can be free from this anti-American baloney.

  • Mr.MacC

    Let’s not get it twisted. Florida tourism and other leisure activities, hopefully, will be boycotted not only because the state put on a sham of a case but also because the bogus law only allowed them to put such a case on in the first place. Another thing, boycotts get people’s attention and facilitate change, history has shown us that. Regardless of the overeach of the prosecution (and there was some overreach there), any law in any state that says an armed man can follow, harass, confront and ultimately kill another unarmed man, let alone a teenager, is a state with a b/s’ing law. You change such things at the ballot box. Boycott is the first step in such an equation. And for all of you who think it’s solely a black thing, guess again.

    • CowboyUp

      “…any law in any state that says an armed man can follow, harass, confront and ultimately kill another unarmed man…” – There is no such law and there’s not a shred of evidence that Zimmerman confronted Martin. The applicable law is the one that says if someone assaults you, pins you to the ground and starts beating your head in, you can defend yourself with deadly force.
      I can understand why thugs wouldn’t like that law, but that just means it’s a good law.

    • Boots

      Good job completely misrepresenting “stand your ground”. All the law says is you don’t have a duty to retreat. Neither you or I were on the jury and only have highly filtered info from the media. The jury did it’s job with the info it had and ruled based on self defense and lack of evidence rather than stand your ground which was never presented by the defense.It was the State’s responsibility to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. I’m thrilled I wasn’t on the jury because I don’t know how the judge filtered evidence looked to the jury. I know you’re not interested but the judge’s instructions to the jury defines stand your ground…

      “If George Zimmerman was not engaged in an unlawful activity and was
      attacked in any place where he had a right to be, he had no duty to
      retreat and had the right to stand his ground and meet force with force,
      including deadly force if he reasonably believed that it was necessary
      to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another or
      to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.”

      I’ll keep buying Florida oranges and Coca Cola.

      • Michael Gersh

        OK idiot (and I do not say that lightly) the trial was online for all to see. I watched an awful lot of it. You may have an IQ above room temperature, but to comment like you did with no real information makes you an idiot.

        Stand your ground was an intrinsic part of the jury instructions, which form predates the stand your ground law. About half the states do not make retreat a duty before one can defend himself. Stand your ground is a separate law, one that makes it impossible to successfully sue Zimmerman in civil court, as his lawyers have stated many times.

        Anyone who thought that the soviets and communists had a monopoly on show trials got to see one here, except that the jury was not in fear of its life. That’s why they followed the law, and not our lawless president and his allies, the race hustlers and poverty pimps. And you, Mr Mac Daddy.

        • Boots

          OK D**chebag (and I don’t say that lightly because that probably gives you too much credit)… I referenced the judge’s instructions to the jury so apparently your ability to read is limited. I did admit I didn’t (and won’t) watch the entire thing. If you did watch it all, you have a pathetic life, too much time on your hands, or a professional interest to spend the time.

          However, the statement in the original post “any law in any state that says an armed man can follow, harass, confront and ultimately kill another unarmed man, let alone a teenager, is a state with a b/s’ing law” is a complete misrepresentation of what the jury saw… and what I commented on. Did you not bother to read that part of the original post? What evidence shows that characterization occurred?. That happened only in the minds of people who wanted him convicted. I’m not going to parse the law. That’s for lawyers to do in the court and the jurists to rule on. At least we agree on your last paragraph because this was a forced political show trial. Go take a few hits off your off your bong. It might clear your mind or possibly make you more civil.

          • Michael Gersh

            Whoa, take a chill pill Boots. First, I was not replying to you, but to Mr Mac, as you can see in my correction below.

            Second, you and I seem to agree on most of the case.

            Third, the bong hitter is not me. Last bong I saw was probably before you were born. And I just have an irrational predilection to take posts made behind aliases less than seriously. But maybe you have just been hitting the cider a little too hard tonight.

          • Boots

            Apologize for the incivility… didn’t see your correction… Boots isn’t anonymous… that’s pretty much what everyone except my daughters call me. I enjoy these sites and post a couple of times per week because it gives me a chance to look at my positions and sometimes clarify my own thoughts. I wish it were the cider. I quit drinking when my oldest was three because it’s too hard to deliver the don’t drink message to teenagers while sucking down brews. I only miss it with Mexican food. Take care.

      • Michael Gersh

        Just to be clear, the below comment was intended as a reply to Mr.MacC, above.

  • southwood

    It’s not all bad. Nestle are using halal methods in some products I am reliably informed, which is why I don’t buy their stuff, knowingly anyway. Or Kellogs. Anybody know about Kraft foods ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=589635003 Larry Baty

    People are STUPID.

  • Carolina

    So, just who does a boycott of Florida hurt the most? The people who are working the low paying jobs, The maids, the cooks and the like. And who holds so many of those jobs? Just think about it and maybe you will change your mind about boycotts.

  • puhiawa

    I am sure Florida is looking forward to a boycott by Travon thugs. It will make the State that much safer.

  • VLParker

    OK by me. Less demand lowers prices. :-)

  • FACTS

    I have to ask this one question regarding the boycott. Now some people
    are saying we should boycott orange juice. But the leader of orange
    juice in the USA is Tropicana. Its parent company is PepsiCo. PepsiCo
    corp. is actually located in Chicago and so is Tropicana and its
    employees. What is your plan to boycott PepsiCo and Tropicana? You know
    that when you drink a Pepsi you are supporting Tropicana’s parent
    company PepsiCo? And isn’t Beyonce in partnership with PepsiCo and Tropicana? How do you boycott PepsiCo and all its food and beverage products? And isn’t this going to hurt Tropicana’s employees in Chicago?

    http://www.pepsico.com/PressRelease/GET-BEYONCE-NOW04042013.html

  • Carmen Salgado

    There are other brands that people can buy. So, continue to boycott as many brands as possible especially Georgia Pacific (Koch Brothers). I’vs learn to live with substitutions you can too. You pay more for name brand anyway.

  • Carmen Salgado

    Boycotts are not a waste of time. The Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott worked. Coca cola, Kraft, Pepsi cola, Mars candy, Gieco, etc a all dropped their support of ALEC when the public pressured them. So, it does work. I’ve been boycotting any products I know Georgia Pacific makes for the last 5 years and I don’t miss them.