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5 Food Companies Run By Radical Right-Wingers


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Cal
- 631 days ago - alternet.org
A number of food chains are owned by far right-wingers who've spent significant money opposing gay rights and abortion rights and funding conservative super-PACs.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:08 am
Thanks for the update.
 

John S. (294)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:33 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:20 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Brittany D. (28)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:49 am
Out of all of those, the only one I ever hear of is Chick Fil A
 

Helen A. (108)
Monday July 23, 2012, 7:08 am
noted
 

Kip Mapes (28)
Monday July 23, 2012, 7:30 am
Just another Good reason Not to fast food.
 

Elle B. (79)
Monday July 23, 2012, 7:38 am
That is spam in the previous comment...i left the computer rapidly and thought i had opened the spam box already. Sometimes i'm moving too fast and don't proof read before i submit...thank-you for your understanding...but not wanting to have haste make waste...here's a recycle effort: "Remember to flag all spam!" [see example in prior comment] :)

That's my Monday morning. . .heart and best to all for this week on earth. . .



 

JL A. (269)
Monday July 23, 2012, 8:25 am
And the 5 are Chick-fil-A, Carl’s Jr., Domino’s Pizza, White Castle, and Waffle House
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Monday July 23, 2012, 8:32 am
Thank G-d none of those places are even close to our neighborhood.
 

Bekki S. (29)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:13 am
thanks, will post to my facebook...
 

TomCat S. (285)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:34 am
Too bad I can't note this twice,
 

Frank S. (435)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:53 am
I don't eat at any of them.
 

Arielle S. (313)
Monday July 23, 2012, 10:26 am
Easy enough to stay away from these - interesting how they make their money giving cheap, not particularly good food to the masses and follow it with cheap, not particularly truthful propaganda....
 

Elle B. (79)
Monday July 23, 2012, 11:01 am
Ty for posting Cal.

http://www.foodispower.org/fast_food.htm
http://www.foodispower.org/
 

Carlene V. (201)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:26 pm
Thanks Cal. Chick Fil is coming to California but with all the bad press of late hopefully they'll fold up and go back where they came from. Only one of the 5 I've ever eaten at is Domino's, that will change now.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:52 pm
Chick Fil A and Waffle House I knew about, the others wer an unpleasant surprise. Fast food is becoming synonymous not only with with poor health but with intolerance and bigotry as well. Terrible. Thanks Cal.
 

John B. (215)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:25 pm
Thanks CAl for posting the list and article. Carl’s Jr. is the only one I didn't know about and as far as I know there isn't one anywhere near where I live. The Others I have not patronised since the early 90's. Read and noted.
 

ellen m. (233)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:26 pm
I didn't know about Domino's, but i eat at/from none of them anyway..but i am sharing this as well to warn others.
It;s getting to be if the food itself doesn't kill you, the profits made from it will! Thanks Cal
 

Christeen Anderson (419)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:34 pm
I don't frequent any of them.
 

Kathleen R. (130)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:55 pm
noted & read
 

Tracy G. (3)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:05 pm
Crap food, anyway, that is known to cause health problems in humans and torturous living conditions to the animals used in their food products. So... no surprise and no loss at all for me. Thx for the article.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:24 pm
thanks cal
 

pam w. (187)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:50 pm
Don't & won't!
 

Michael M. (5)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:03 pm
Good to know.
I refuse to spend my $$$ on their ignorance and bigotry.
 

Phil Heinlein (473)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:33 pm
I'd boycott them, but I never eat at any of those restaurants anyway. I'm not a fan of fast food.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:57 pm
Noted. I put this list on my fridge along with the one in the previous article. Thanks, Cal.
 

Barb PL (1062)
Monday July 23, 2012, 7:58 pm
Noted ty for the info!
 

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Monday July 23, 2012, 8:38 pm
5 Food Companies Run By Radical Right-Wingers

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Stephen Brian (24)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:23 pm
If you want the primary right-wing players in the U.S. food-industry, here they are:
http://www.kochind.com/IndustryAreas/ranching.aspx
http://www.kochind.com/IndustryAreas/fertilizers.aspx

They're a little higher up the food-chain and yes, that "kochind" is Koch Industries.

That said, I don't think the support used in the article is sufficient to call White Castle or Waffle House radical right. Does donating heavily to the Democrat Party make one radical Left? Also, Domino's Pizza, though it was founded by Monaghan, is not actually run by him, nor is there any indication that he let his personal politics ever affect corporate policy or corporate donations. I should probably point out that as a franchise rather than a direct sale-company, individual "Domino Pizza stores" are its clients, not parts of the company itself so if you really have a problem directly supporting a company founded by a religious right-winger, don't worry: You're usually actually buying from a small local business which pays for the right to call itself Domino's and sell its products.
 

Sadie L. (2)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 10:55 am
Thanks for the info. I will be sure to never, ever purchase from these....
 

donald Baumgartner (3)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 12:22 pm
Thanks for the article, NOT adime of my $ will go to Domino's pizza!!!
 

Robert B. (57)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 1:22 pm
I don't eat at any of these anyway. I did go to a Waffle House a few times. But no more . A good idea would be to contact the headquarters of these companies to let them know of your boycott. This is what I am going to do.
 

Mike m. (9)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 1:50 pm
I like the article very much, and I don't live near most of these anyway, plus not a big fast-food eater anyway (maybe once a month or so). Stephen makes a good point about Domino's, though. Just as the misguided but well-meaning people stopped buying gasoline at BP stations during (and since) the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, the truth of the matter is that they were only hurting the local owners of their BP stations. Which may or may not have been their intent, but had miniscule effect on the parent company.
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 4:00 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Ken O. (55)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 7:25 pm
Go to waffle house and count the number of "waddlers" that go there. We went about 5 years ago and were so disgusted by the fatties shoveling down 4 times the amount of food we eat that we had to leave. Absolutely disgusting. As far as the others go we haven't darkened their doorways ever, especially Dominos disgusting grease pizza's.
 

Charlene Rush (32)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:09 pm
I can happily say that I don't spend my money at any one of these magnificent joints, and, certainly will never in the future.
You have to hit them in the pocketbook.
 

Mary M. (24)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:40 pm
never eat the stuff and will now tell those who do not to go there and why.
 

Monica D. (580)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 10:33 pm
... I wonder how many activists they might be monitoring and harassing too!

http://www.surveillanceissues.com/results.htm is rather interesting ...
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 11:54 pm
Noted. I've known about Domino's for sometime, but was surprised about Carl's Jr.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 7:05 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Scarlett P. (126)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 10:07 am
I thank God for any company who stands up for family and christian beliefs..... They still have that right... Even if it is not what is popular... We live by the laws of God and those laws also judge us..
 
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