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  •  ALEC is poison. (6+ / 0-)

    Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.  Willy's company is a good company, I'm sure.  They probably make a fine widget and really don't have any particular political leanings at all, right?  Just trying to make a living just like the rest of us.  They don't support racist voting laws, misogynistic abortion laws, discriminatory marriage laws or any of that.

    Until they start supporting an organization that does.

    There's a practical consideration too.  Signing on with ALEC damages your brand forever.  Just ask Yelp.  They recently joined ALEC and the response was that Yelp now only has a 3-star (and falling) rating on their own website.  Because activists began posting negative reviews of Yelp... on Yelp.com.

    Sometimes we are going to do business with organizations we'd rather not simply because there's no viable alternative.  That doesn't sound like the case here, if I'm understanding it right.  

    I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

    by mojo11 on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 07:14:06 AM PDT

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