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  •  Getting upset about a corporation doing something (6+ / 0-)

    right wing is sort of like getting upset with mosquitoes landing on us and sucking our blood. It's what they do. Certainly, overt endorsement of right wing causes will cause me to take my money elsewhere if I have a viable choice, but I'm not usually shocked. And even when corporations seem to be doing something humanitarian, there is usually a vested interest there. Giving money to good causes is a nice little tax deduction, and a way to advertise the brand.

    Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

    by RhodeIslandAspie on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 09:22:54 AM PST

    •  Pushing back against (13+ / 0-)

      racists and homophobes is what we do, or at least should do without irony.

      And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where Paradise lay. Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away. John Prine

      by high uintas on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 09:36:49 AM PST

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      •  I'm all for pushback. (5+ / 0-)

        I just don't get shocked that corporations do things like this. You can always trust big corporations......to be big corporations. Ayn Rand was right when she said corporations exist to make money - and coming from her, that was intended to be the highest of complements. When corporations get overtly nasty I'm all for making it a bit harder to do the thing they exist for - making money. I've never been in a Cracker Barrel, and that's in large part an accident of geography - you don't tend to find them in New England urban areas. But I guarantee that after reading this, that going to a Cracker Barrel is not on my bucket list.

        Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

        by RhodeIslandAspie on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 09:55:08 AM PST

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        •  You are right about corporations (1+ / 0-)
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          acting in their own self interest. Actually it is the same for our community, we need to move the needle to the left so we do.

          I have been in a Cracker Barrel, it's been years and I do have to say I love fried okra and had some, but was not impressed enough to go again.

          And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where Paradise lay. Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away. John Prine

          by high uintas on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 06:52:39 PM PST

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    •  not so much on the culture front (1+ / 0-)
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      here, CB is arguably doing what in it's economic self-interest, but let's face it, the people claiming outrage are going to keep coming back.

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Mon Dec 23, 2013 at 10:14:04 AM PST

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