Sunday, July 6, 2008

Boycott!


If right-wing idiots can boycott my beloved McDonald's, then WE can boycott some right-wing juice. William Bolthouse, who owns 43% of Bolthouse Farms, recently donated $100,000 toward the initiative to constitutionally ban gay marriage in California. According to Bilerico, the Bolthouses have a history of supporting anti-gay causes. Read the story here.

I'm not a big juice buyer, but if YOU are, I ask you to bypass Bolthouse Farms and buy something else.

16 comments:

Renee said...

Dammit. I just got home from the grocery store with a freakin' 2 lb. bag of BOLTHOUSE FARMS baby-cut carrots. I'm taking them back and exchanging them for Dole carrots. I hope Dole isn't doing this because it's the only other brand the store has right now.

It just kills me that these people use religion to discriminate against others. In case they didn't get the memo JESUS LOVES EVERYONE!!!!!!

David Dust said...

Renee - Good for you! Thanks for your support.

Howard said...

Go David, and go Renee! I never have supported them - haven't even noticed the products in the store - but will certainly continue to ignore them.

Joy said...

I've bought that juice before but never again! I used to have a link to companies and their contributions. It had "blue" in the title of it, so we'd know where to shop. I don't have that link now since my other computer died. Do any of you know about it?

Zombie Mom said...

I would join the boycott, but I don't buy their products anyway... I am all hippie dippie locally grown or Trader Joe's zombie shopper... that said, I loath the hate mongering of the Christian right (well, anyone) and will happily use my dollars to demonstrate my loathing of intolerance.... I grew up on boycotts- I didn't even know what grapes or iceberg lettuce tasted like due to the UFW boycotts when I was a kid.....

Maria said...

Crap! There goes my Vanilla Chai. I sent an email to them stating I would not buy from a company that chooses to spend their profits promoting hate and discrimination. I doubt I will get a response though, their mission statement says that they are all about glorifying God, and sounds like it may have been written by JimBob Duggar.

Beth said...

Amen Renee!!! I hate how people use religion to support their ignorance and hatred...I refuse to fall under that spell...if that means I'm going to hell for LOVING ALL people, then so be it.

and while I'm not a big juice drinker(I prefer to EAT my calories!) I will be boycotting these assholes!!!

Tranny, I love you!
xoxoxox

Jennie said...

I get sick when I think of how much good all that money could do, feeding and clothing needy people, sending malaria meds to Africa, funding organizations like the Red Cross. There are so many worthy ways to spend that tithe. Thanks for the heads up. I've noticed the juices at my local warehouse store and was temted a few times, but I'll be avoiding them from now on. Yuck.

mistress maddie said...

THANK-YOU DAVID! I have been buying this for two years now.As good as the juice is,needless to say now, I WON'T!!I won't support a hate mongering company!

SailorAlphaCentauri said...

Well, I don't buy this stuff but I do know people who do...and I will have to let them know IMMEDIATELY! Considering that most of them are gay, I'd really prefer not to have them supporting a company that is against them.

Jared said...

Thanks for the heads up! I hope these hate mongers feel it in their check books.

Oh, and BTW your Design Star recap is the best by far!

:)

Dan said...

lol I thought that said Bathhouse Farms! Sometimes I can be a total blond. I too have never heard of them. But then again, Arby's doesnt tell me where they buy there produce.

Maria said...

Sorry to take up so much space, but below is the response I got from Bolthouse Farms. Similar to what is posted on the bilerico post, and as they pointed out, the foundation wouldn't have the money to donate to hateful groups if not for the profits of the company.

I have thoughtfully included, if I do say so myself, the email address and phone number to the rep if any Dust Bunnies want to call.



"Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments with us. The Bolthouse Foundation is a private foundation funded by some of the former owners of Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. The foundation is a separate entity and is not connected to Bolthouse Farms. Furthermore, they do not receive financial support or benefit from the profits of Bolthouse Farms. For further clarification, please visit their website wwwthebolthousefoundationorg. We appreciate your concern and apologize for the confusion.

Bolthouse Farms' philosophical heritage manifests itself in business through the mutual respect, personal dignity and equitable treatment of all of our customers, employees, vendors and associates.

Thank you for taking the time to contact us, and we hope you will continue to enjoy our products. If we may be of further assistance, please write or call our Customer Service line at (800) 467-4683.


Sincerely,

Julie Soley
Consumer Relations
Bolthouse Farms
E-mail: Jsoley@bolthouse.com

Renee said...

We appreciate your concern and apologize for the confusion. Um, we're not confused. We know where the money's coming from. So not only do they promote hate they think we're all stupid too.

LOL Bathhouse Farms! I wonder if that domain name is available. It would be fun to register it and redirect the web site hits to www.bolthouse.com...........

chef_the_city said...

omfg i LOVE bolthouse juices... THIS SUCKS... i had no idea he was a crazy neo-con; i woulda never started buying them in the first place. thanks for letting me know, D.

chef_the_city said...

@ maria:
just read her response email and this was the first thing i thought: dick cheney is 'not connected' to halliburton, either, or so the white house always says, but... does he or does he not always further the halliburton cause? exactly.

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