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Boycott These Koch Industries Companies/Scott Walker Contributors

Here’s an easy way to “protest” with the people in Madison and elsewhere: Boycott the fuck out of all these companies. IF there is something made by one of these companies you cannot live without, you shouldn’t be thinking about protests, anyway. (Think about delicious anus-burgers harvested by ill-paid, ill-treated illegal migrant labor in the slaughterhouses of the Midwest.)

Good-bye to this shit:

Wisconsin Realtors
Koch Industries (obvs.)
Wal-Mart
Tavern League of Wisconsin
AT&T
Brawny paper towels
Dixie cups
Georgia-Pacific lumber
Stainmaster carpet
Lycra

Also quit buying gasoline and using natural gas; the Kochs own pipelines everywhere. Go solar and get a Nissan Volt, or better yet, don’t have a car at all and rent one (a Hybrid or EV) for road trips. Give a hoot.

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A writer and editor of this website from 2006 to early 2012, Ken Layne is occassionally seen on Twitter and writes small books and is already haunting you from beyond (your) grave.

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112 comments

  1. q_tion_evrythng

    Good, now I have 2 reasons to avoid WalMart. Recently, nearly got clipped by 2 adults joyriding in disability cart inside local WalMart. I kid you not, guy was speeding, with lady friend, perched on his lap, chatting on a cell phone.

    1. Weenus299

      Those greeters need to get anus-y about the use of those carts. I've seen people younger than me with no visible impairments other than they've got asses bigger than my whole body. And I've got a big ol' body.

    1. DaRooster

      Yep, they raped and pillaged our neck of the woods… actually the woods!
      No more natural salmon (all planted from Oregon)… no more sustainable logging jobs (at least for another 30 40 years)… laid waste to a decent economy locally (by taking too many trees and then closing the mill that was here for 100 years)… etc…

      Corporations- the kids they poison may be your own!

  2. Jerri

    Keerist almighty, not the Tavern League! Fuck. That one hurts.

    Guess I'll be cracking open my six-pack of Schlitz at home this weekend…in solidarity.

    1. Barrelhse

      I'm afraid your only choice will be Kingsbury Brew, although for an equally fun time you could impale yourself on a jagged, rusty piece of metal pipe and slowly bleed to death.

  3. horsedreamer_1

    I'll still go to my local, but all other bars — you're out of luck.

    Also: I'm kind of disappointed not to see Alterra Coffee on there. Sure, they front progressive, but, like Master P, those brothers (by blood; they're white) running it are making money, G. Ergo, natural Republicans.

        1. Lascauxcaveman

          You sure that microfiber stuff ain't made by GP, or the same folks as makes Lycra? Just to be safe, only buy towels made in Pakistan. For America.

          1. emmelemm

            While very little makes me laugh these days (death of sanity in Amurrica = "Nothing now can ever come to any good"), that made me laugh.

            What sacrifices can MY dog make for the cause? Too bad he isn't sufficiently well-trained for me to pimp him out in some sort of advertising. Everybody earns!!

  4. Monsieur_Grumpe

    I haven't stepped into a Walmart in over 20 years. I stopped going when they were busted for selling stuffed labeled "Made in America" when it wasn't. Man, have times changed.

  5. Bonzos_Bed_Time

    Ah hell, I just bought Dixie Cups online through Walmart.com on my iphone app over AT&T while wearing Lycra infused pantaloons. I'm such a failure on so many levels.

      1. Bonzos_Bed_Time

        Hecks yeah! This is still America!!!

        Serious note: T-mobile has great pre-paid price of $10 for 30 min a month and a really good light data plan for $30 a month. As I don't have any humans to talk to, that's all I need. I'm sure T-mobile is owned by a bunch of Nazis though, so pick your battles where you can.

    1. DustBowlBlues

      I just hope my favorite panties aren't made my lycra–is that a company or a fabric or what? I think fabric and I love the particular style of panties that Bali makes.

      Crotch ride up, damn.

  6. SmutBoffin

    Also quit buying gasoline

    Whenever I am out riding my bike, I will pretend that, with each pedal stroke, I am kicking an oligarch in the yarbles.

  7. SorosBot

    Hey, except for those paper towels and toilet paper, I've already been boycotting the Koch cocks and didn't even know it! And it feels good to know that the product of theirs I own right now I use to wipe my ass.

    1. DemmeFatale

      I particularly like how we are supposed to buy that some creepy white-meat lumberjack is soulful enough to sing "Lean On Me."

  8. karen

    I say boycott everything. Proctor & Gamble owns everything else, those fuckers are criminals through and through.

    1. Barbara_i

      Oopsie, I am related to the Proctor family. Let's boycott them, yes. Fuck it, let's boycott my WHOLE family. My sister just wore me down and now she's coming for a visit on March 30th. I am now praying for the sweet release of death.

      1. karen

        I boycott my family on a regular basis. I have all the Fox News channels blocked on our TV, my sister tells my mom that I'm a radical lefty who tries to shut out other opinions. I told mom I just don't like racist lunatics on my pretty TV, she agreed.

    2. DustBowlBlues

      P&G is number one on animal rights boycott lists. I never buy their products and it's hard–you have to read the fine print on the label. They make, like 20 kinds of laundry soap alone.

      1. karen

        Yeah it is rough. They're in pretty much every sector. Shampoo, conditioner, shave gel, razors, laundry crap…I think they're even in pharmaceuticals somehow. Then of course there's Unilever…

        It's just impossible to escape the criminal corporate elements in our world. I mean hell, I'm on a MacBook Pro right now. Some poor Chinese person probably slit their throat after building this damn machine. God, our world is depressing.

        On a lighter note: I don't post much so my p-ness is average sized, but I know I had 93p for a few days, now I'm 92? Goddamn trolls.

        1. Natl_Indecency_Cmdr

          a person I knew once once said "it's hard to buy anything that isn't tainted by the blood and sweat of human misery".

          on the other hand, um… freedom!

          plus, if we all just upfist each other, we will obtain world pees.

  9. BaldarTFlagass

    Georgia-Pacific Lumber

    Great, I just spent all my time off for the last month tearing down the old fucked up shed out back and was getting ready to head down to Home Depot to get the material to build a new one. Now I've got to go find a stand of timber to buy, and build a sawmill. Fuck my life.

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      Just buy one of those Chinese, slave-labor built, lead-arsenic-and-PCB-drenched pre-fab plastic sheds. For America.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        I was thinking more along the lines of a metal building, but then I'll probably be exploiting, by proxy, some Peruvian Andean iron miner that gets paid a can of beans a day, and them fucking Kochs own the mine.

    2. karen

      Better yet, come over to the Rust Belt, we have plenty of old steel mills with loot inside.

      Or, find yourself some Amish folks. Around here they run a good lumber business.

  10. Limeylizzie

    Somewhere a Wonketteer is troubled as he finishes wanking and realises that he has made a mess on his Stainmaster carpet and is frightened to use the roll of Brawny, because of the wrath of Ken.

    1. user-of-owls

      You're back!! Wheee! I was scanning online to see if I could find any Nazi/French Resistance-themed cruises in the Baltics so as to account for your absence. Welcome home and remember: resist, resist…until it gets sexy!

    2. DemmeFatale

      Brilliant! Nice to see you back!
      And you almost said my fave Brit-word: wanker!
      (I'm also partial to bollocks, naff, twee, whinge and knackered.)

  11. lochnessmonster

    I like most others are probably already doing this. I haven't entered a Wal-Mart in 10 years', never buy those scary paper towels with the creepy lumberjack, and have no desire to live in Wisconsin so I won't need a realtor there.

  12. SayItWithWookies

    Well I'll do what I can, since these evil fucks need to be stopped. Unfortunately I don't use most of that stuff anyway, and gasoline I keep to a minimum — but I'll get out there on Saturday and give the rich bastards some class warfare, and hopefully impart a modicum of bravery to my alleged representatives. http://pol.moveon.org/callforaction/

  13. Bonzos_Bed_Time

    Ha, this is great: AT&T had an ad for refurbished phones in the upper-right corner. Way to stick it to the man, Ken! (yeah, yeah, I know, you can't control where the adds come from, yatta-yatta).

    1. Barrelhse

      Sorry, I was giving you a thumbs up and clicked the wrong one. Fuck.
      Thank you for the important post.

      1. Natl_Indecency_Cmdr

        it wouldn't be the first time i've been struck by an errant fist. and i suspect it won't be the last. no worries. just, not the face.

    2. DustBowlBlues

      NID–I've been looking for you. You follow me, so I follow you now. Since we seem to have such fine chemistry, I thought maybe our fake ids could friend each other.

  14. MinAgain

    Okay, so that's the reason I recently developed a contact allergy to Lycra. And I'm all for another reason not to shop at Wal-Mart.

    1. DustBowlBlues

      I don't know what my new carpet is. Living in the country, I have to use gasoline to make it to protests in OKC or Tulsa and can't afford a hybrid or electric car, so basically I'm a slave to Kock brothers.

  15. DashboardBuddha

    I have a problem. I notes the a Koch brother has been underwriting one of my favorite shows on PBS. This is a real dilemma for me.

    1. DemmeFatale

      I also noticed that before the WI thing. I really was hoping he was a different guy.
      I thought they didn't "believe" in science.

    2. emmelemm

      Yeah, I saw that too in front of something on PBS the other day and I almost had a cognitive dissonance meltdown.

      1. Beanball

        Think of it this way: Money donated to Frontline or Nova is money not donated to elect Satan to your local mayoralty.

  16. ingloriousbytch

    What if someone say…broke into their local Wal-Mart, piled the Brawny paper towels up in the middle of the store, doused them with gasoline (poured from a Dixie Cup) then set them on fire. Would that be alright?

  17. undeadgoat

    Well this whole nightmare has helped prompt my family to get the fuck off of AT&T, but speaking as twenty-one-year-old Wisconsin resident, I don't think it's possible for me to boycott the Tavern League properly. Or, like, at all.

  18. legalize everything

    Shit, so long Dixie cups. Though I suppose glassware would add a sexy/dangerous element to beer pong.

  19. straighteight

    Thank God good old Charmin is made by a company that once had nuts think their logo was a Satanic symbol and had abnormally high incidents of toxic shock syndrome with Rely tampons!

    1. SorosBot

      While the "Procter & Gamble are Satan-worshipers" thing is crazy, it's not some random conspiracy theory, but was a slander created by the heads of Amway (which is half a pyramid scheme, half-cult) to cut into their share of the cosmetics market.

      That said, "Procter" still spells his own name wrong (it's ProctOr).

  20. snoopyfan2010

    Hmmm….."it takes a nation of millions to hold us back". Not how Chuck meant it but somehow true.

  21. Snarke_Diem

    Phew. For a minute there, I was worried I'd have to boycott Verizon and return to The Phone Company From Hell – you know, AT&T.

  22. DustBowlBlues

    I had to look up Tavern League but it still doesn't mean much to me, except it's going to be really easy for a teetotaler in OK, which is what I am, to boycott it.

  23. June_Cleaver2.0

    Oh for heaven's sake, and I already upped the channels of my AT&T U-verse account so I can see Keith in May on current tv. You know, there are some weird shows on current tv.

  24. undeterredbyreality

    That explains why their lines of communication suck. Can you heer me now?

    Please tell me Verizon is liberal. I gots to have my dose o' phonin.

  25. cheaphits

    Please bear in mind that the slightest dip in sales will be promptly noted and reported by their marketing peeps and have them wetting down their legs.

    These people have no morals or social conscience – their brains are in their pocketbook and that's the place to put the rattlesnake. This will have an effect and it's something attainable. I'm on board…do what you can…no, make that the most you can.

    If you believe that reasoned arguments will bring change, go to any right wing site, log in and go to the comments and state your case. Your opinions are a drop of water in the midst of a solar flare.

    Demonstrations do scare them and the more and bigger the better, but do you have the guts to risk embarrassment, possible arrest and loss of employment and the very real possibility of injury and even death? It is a fine and courageous thing to walk like an Egyptian, but affairs must escalate beyond where they are now to draw the numbers necessary to effect real change, specially with the neutered media we are cursed with.

    But changing brands of paper towel, cutting oil consumption and spreading the word to friends, both physical and pix-elated will place the rattlesnake in their pocketbook so that the next time they reach in to buy a politician they feel the fangs.

  26. bumfug

    12 hours and 96 comments and nobody's mentioned that Nissan's electric car is a Leaf and Chevy makes the Volt?

    1. karen

      I am a poor who sold her car to pay for an upper jaw mineralized bone graft to reconstruct the tooth socket so I can have an implant in the front of my mouth. I've given up looking at cars and knowing the differences all together.

  27. Beanball

    And nobody mentioned that I stopped driving a car over two years ago and never use paper products other than Brand X toilet tissue.

    I have no rugs, I frequent no bars and Wal Mart hasn't seen me in over ten years.

    Can I get a hug?

    1. not that Dewey

      [hug]

      My vehicles include:

      -1988 Honda Elite 80 scooter, ~70mpg. I use 1 gallon/month in that, if I drive it every day, which I don't.
      -inherited bicycle — I have a 0.7 mile commute, each way, takes about 3 minutes.
      -1978 VW bus, which I use on those days when I need to drop my daughter off at school, which is a whole 1.5 miles out of my way. ~25mpg
      -2007 Fusion, which my wife drives (when she picks up the daughter from school — she freelances from home), and gets about 30mpg. I really can't do much better than that.

      Did I mention that we live in a small college town?

  28. Ahmed_Cao

    I boycott anything owned by Warren Buffett. This list tells me where I need to go to buy things. Most wealthy are Democrats, and like Buffett, they use their influence to stomp the middle class. Democrats won't be wealthy until the middle class, mostly Republicans, are eliminated. Wake up people.

  29. bureaucrap

    Clearly capitalism is the problem. Boycott anything made/ produced/ distributed/ sold/ maintained by a capitalist enterprise.

    Uh oh.

  30. problemwithcaring

    Geogia Pacific used to be your run of the mill, environment killing corporate paper mill, but one that actually provided decent wages- union wages- to working folks in the south. It was rightly seen as a good employer by most. Then the Cock Brothers took over in 2005, re-privatized their public shares and started using that GP money to eradicate the EPA and unions.

    Since 2005, Georgia Pacific has exercised some of the most insidious union busting tactics in its history. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/05/19/733117/-

  31. KenLayIsAlive

    So these are the fucking idiots who make those tiny cups you use at the dentist then.

    I'd like to claim to be boycotting the mini-cups, it is just that they have absolutely no legitimate use as far as I can tell anyway.

  32. not that Dewey

    Hear, hear (or, "no shit", if you prefer). I live in a college town of about 8,400. We have no Whole Foods, Lowe's, Loew's, Target, etc. It's actually quite difficult for one to spend money here (except on liquor). The nearest one of any of those franchises is a 1 1/2 hour drive. Boycotting is trivial.

  33. pwbaker

    Well, at least I now have a list of what to by and I can get it all at Walmart. Cool………..

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