Vote with your wallets
You may have voted blue, but every day you unknowingly help dump millions of dollars into the conservative war chest. By purchasing products and services from companies that donate heavily to conservatives, we have been compromising our own interests as liberals and progressives. BuyBlue.org is a concerted effort to lift the veil of corporate patronage, so consumers can make informed buying decisions that coincide with their principles.
At the top of their home page, click on A-Z Company listings. That's your base of operations. Look down the list and avoid those red dots like the plague! Ace Hardware, Amazon, Anheuser-Busch, and so forth.
But you're not done yet. Sure, it helps if you withhold patronage, but it's even better if you write the corporation to explain your reasons for doing so. Thus:
Dear Corporate Neocon Shill,
It has come to my attention that you contribute heavily to Republican candidates and causes. I believe that by doing so, you are speeding the fall of Western Civilization and earning yourself a place in the innermost bolgia of hell. You know, the one where Michelle Malkin whips your balls with razor wire while your head is shoved up Ann Coulter's ass.
Henceforward, don't expect a penny from me, jerk-offs.
Or something like that.
Remember, if you're spending money (and I know you are), YOU HAVE A VOTE. Use it.
And if you write a blog and agree with this cause, please hype it.
PS: I mentioned the Baton Rouge Salvation Army the other day. At the time, they were accepting material donations for Hurricane Katrina refugees. Well, this is encouraging: one of my office staff called them today, and they're swamped. Supplies are arriving by the truckload!
Money contributions are still welcome.
When you are ready to contribute, call. Right now, they are overstocked with dry goods, but that may not be true a week from now. As items are distributed, new shortages will arise. Call first.