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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:22 AM

How can we get a movement going to boycott Texas?

We need to get big companies that have offices in Texas to look into moving their operations out of the state. We need sports teams to boycott the State.

I will never set foot in Texas or buy anything made in Texas.

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Reply How can we get a movement going to boycott Texas? (Original post)
Marius25 Sep 2021 OP
budkin Sep 2021 #1
Marius25 Sep 2021 #3
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 2021 #2
SoCalDavidS Sep 2021 #4
Phoenix61 Sep 2021 #7
SoCalDavidS Sep 2021 #24
Phoenix61 Sep 2021 #25
SoCalDavidS Sep 2021 #26
Phoenix61 Sep 2021 #28
SoCalDavidS Sep 2021 #30
Phoenix61 Sep 2021 #32
SoCalDavidS Sep 2021 #35
left-of-center2012 Sep 2021 #5
wyn borkins Sep 2021 #6
Boomerproud Sep 2021 #9
BadgerMom Sep 2021 #10
BadgerMom Sep 2021 #8
2naSalit Sep 2021 #13
wnylib Sep 2021 #16
2naSalit Sep 2021 #17
wnylib Sep 2021 #19
WhiskeyGrinder Sep 2021 #23
Submariner Sep 2021 #11
2naSalit Sep 2021 #14
Tommy Carcetti Sep 2021 #12
wnylib Sep 2021 #18
slightlv Sep 2021 #15
Earth-shine Sep 2021 #20
Treefrog Sep 2021 #29
Earth-shine Sep 2021 #31
budkin Sep 2021 #37
DFW Sep 2021 #21
Treefrog Sep 2021 #33
DFW Sep 2021 #34
WhiskeyGrinder Sep 2021 #22
NurseJackie Sep 2021 #27
Dial H For Hero Sep 2021 #36

Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:38 AM

1. We're fighting like hell to close the gap

Trump only won by 5+ points. We’re going to get there eventually.

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Response to budkin (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:45 AM

3. This new voter restriction law makes me not have much faith in that :(

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:41 AM

2. Texas seems to have gone bonkers.

Ann Richard's & Molly Ivins must be rolling over wherever they are.

I'm waiting to see if the "Build Back Better" makes headway on the subject of Climate Change. So much of TX economy is generated by fossil fuels. Weirdly Elon Musk moved some of his operations to Texas from California.

The toxic male is way out of control. And Texas suddenly seems totally Taliban-like. Complete with a power grid that doesn't work despite being a power generator.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:56 AM

4. Democrats' Money Is Better Spent In States Other Than TX Or FL

Every time, we hear how much they are in play, and every time, we get our butts whipped there.

If/When DeSatan runs, we should just concede those states, because even after the last year, he has them locked down. We really need to focus on the states we already have in our win column, and hold onto those. Same with the Senate. The GOP will win those too. Ted Cruz is the biggest douchebag on earth, and he still won handily in his last election. And he's supposedly one of the most despised Senators out there, yet he keeps winning TX.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:36 AM

7. Absolutely not! DeSatan won by less than 0.5%.

He is extremely vulnerable. Gwen Graham would have easily whipped his butt and Charlie Christ will walk all over him.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:43 AM

24. We'll See

I don't think your post will age well.

I realize you don't want to give up, and wish to fight to save what's not left of our Democracy, but I honestly have lost hope.

FL has consistently broken the hearts of Democrats time after time after time after time after time......

He is going to win his election next year. Despite the quality of who the Democrats run against him. It won't surprise me if Rubio wins as well. Perhaps he is more vulnerable, but DeSatan is not.

He is also going to win the nomination, assuming Dipshit doesn't run, and if he does run, he'll probably name DeSatan as his running mate.

I am sorry for the downer. I really need to take a break from all this depressing news. Don't even get me started on the end to Roe v Wade. This country is pathetic and is a shithole, and that's how I feel it is destined to remain for my lifetime at least.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #24)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:56 AM

25. My post will age just fine.

I’ve lived in Florida for over 60 years. So maybe save the doom and gloom for another day.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:03 AM

26. Lots Of Democrats Live In FL

You're just in the minority.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #26)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:04 AM

28. No, actually we're not. nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #28)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:07 AM

30. Then I Guess Enough Of You Just Don't Vote

TFG won the state not once, but Twice.

You have a repub Governor. 2 repub Senators. There is only 1 Democrat that holds statewide office, and she's running for Governor.

You have no idea how glad I'd be if proven wrong in 14 months. Pointless to argue about it until then.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #30)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:45 AM

32. You are right, enough didn't vote.

The most dependable voting age block has an oversized impact on politics in Florida. Think The Villages.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #32)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:09 PM

35. Maybe Covid Will Help Reduce The #'s At The Villages nt

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:04 AM

5. How successful have boycotts been over the years?

I think it is more of a feel-good thing.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:14 AM

6. Wowzer, All This Nastiness Spewed At Texas

And, I agree with every nasty word stated herein and elsewhere. If I could, I would divide that state into at least ten new states in a grid-like pattern. Then I would do the same for that other state...you know, the one with more alligators and crazies than anywhere else on the planet. Okay, maybe just a boycott effort for now...but still...dividing them both up would create so many new jobs...

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Response to wyn borkins (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:58 AM

9. Whew...your title line scared me.

Good job.

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Response to wyn borkins (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:59 AM

10. And possibly so many additional Republican senators & governors.

Be careful what you wish for!

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 03:56 AM

8. They are a rogue state. They should be treated as one.

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:03 AM

13. +1

They keep making noises about ceding from the country, perhaps we can kick them out or threaten to if they don't start acting like they are part of this country. They could be put in a big hurt in several ways should the rest of the country tell them to take a fucking long walk off a short pier.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:18 AM

16. And take Florida with them.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:22 AM

17. Good idea.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:31 AM

19. I actually have moments when I wonder

if it is possible for a democratic form of government to continue in a nation as large as the US. Dictatorships can control large territories, but regional differences make democracy harder to sustain. So I sometimes wonder if we are destined to eventually break up into smaller, regional nation states.

I hope not, but the differences do seem irreconcilable at times.

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 07:24 AM

23. Republicans in every state would love to pass the same kinds of laws.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:38 AM

11. How many companies will move out of Texas

in support of their female employees right to choose, and in support of their Black employees right to vote without the obstruction of white trash cracker laws?

That would be a measure of corporate ethics.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:05 AM

14. Two words defeat that idea...

Corporate ethics.

Just sayin'. Those corporations are in Texas for a reason, mostly to take advantage of lax laws and slimy politicians.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 04:58 AM

12. Vague, overbroad boycotts against entire geographic regions rarely work.

The Montgomery bus boycott worked because it was focused on a specific asset—i.e. the bus system of Montgomery, Alabama—for a specific reason—i.e. segregatory policies.

A general boycott of an entire state is far less focused and can backfire on the people you’re claiming to be supporting.

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:25 AM

18. Very good points. I understand

the desire to retaliate against Texas, but don't think it would work. It would not bring back abortion rights for Texas women. It could hurt innocent people economically.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:17 AM

15. We have family

and told them they are free to visit us anytime, but we are NEVER stepping foot back in the state again. Boycott? I doubt companies could be persuaded... Abbott and the repugs have made the environment too good for them. They can get away with murder, literally, with no consequences at all. But I'm game to help. I've made family mad; I'm ready for anything!

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 05:33 AM

20. We can start with these guys! (humor)



If anything, it's easy to boycott.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:05 AM

29. I've never eaten there.

 

Can’t boycott where I never go.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #29)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:38 AM

31. That's glass-half-empty thinking.

Seems to me, you've been boycotting this one all your life. Right on!

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 02:35 PM

37. It's based in Kentucky, also their CEO was a very good person who helped his employees

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 07:18 AM

21. Yes, let's just boycott the whole state.

All its voters who voted Democratic in the last election (including yours truly) should just be cut loose. We were over 5.2 million in the last election that voted for Joe Biden. Unless you are from California or New York, how many people voted that way in your state? We WILL toss these people out eventually, but by fighting them, not by running away.

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Response to DFW (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:46 AM

33. Thank you.

 

I love these “another state I won’t visit” posts.

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #33)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 12:04 PM

34. As if an angry outburst like this one would make Texas Instruments leave Texas

And go where? Oklahoma?

You noticed the mass migration out of California when that state replaced Gray Davis with Schwarzenegger, right?

I didn't either.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 07:23 AM

22. A better use of your time and efforts would be to work to prevent similar legislation in your own

state, and to provide financial support to people in Texas who want abortions.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:04 AM

27. It's a bad idea. This won't help anyone.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 01:53 PM

36. Calls for massive boycotts which have no chance of coming to pass are simply venting.

 

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