Boycott Georgia corps Delta, Coca-Cola, UPS, Home Depot

Gov. Brian Kemp signs 95 page Georgia GOP voter suppression bill allowing GOP takeover of state/county election boards, unlimited challenges to voter eligibility, restricting drop boxes & making it a crime to give voters food & water in line.

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  1. atlanta journal constitution:

    Voting rights advocates plan economic boycott to pressure Georgia firms (ajc.com)

    Critics of Republican-backed efforts to overhaul Georgia’s voting laws launched a new phase in their efforts to derail the legislation on Thursday with plans to boycott one of Atlanta’s most famous corporations.
    The leaders of the AME Sixth Episcopal District on Thursday told the AJC they will call for a statewide boycott of Coca-Cola until the Atlanta-based firm opposes measures that would impose new ID requirements for mail-in ballots, drop box rules and mandatory weekend voting hours.
    Bishop Reginald Jackson said he wants to send the message that if “Coca-Cola wants Black and brown people to drink their product, then they must speak up when our rights, our lives and our very democracy as we know it is under attack.”
    “We will speak with our wallets,” said Jackson, who led a noon “Souls to the Capitol” rally outside the Capitol on Thursday. “This past summer, Coke and other corporations said they needed to speak out against racism. But they’ve been mighty quiet about this.”
    […]
    The state’s leading corporations have mostly taken a guarded approach toward the various elections proposals, using phrasing calling for “fairness” and “security” while largely shying away from outright opposition to specific provisions in the pending proposals.
    […]
    Democrats said even though some onerous provisions have been abandoned, the proposals would still make it harder for Georgians to cast ballots. Republicans counter that they’re trying to restore confidence after a barrage of false claims of systemic voter fraud by former President Donald Trump and his allies.
    The House is expected to vote on a version of elections legislation on Thursday, while a separate Senate proposal cleared a key panel this week. Lawmakers will have to negotiate final versions of bills before this year’s legislative session ends next Wednesday.

  2. We vote with our dollars, too.   It’s a  “vote the bums out”’boycott in which the entire nation can participate…and we get to vote every, single day. 

  3. WKBN27:

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew protests Thursday as he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run

    […]

    Democratic state Rep. Park Cannon, who is Black, was arrested by Capitol police amid a protest after knocking on the door of the governor’s office during his remarks.

    Video captured by a bystander shows Cannon, who is handcuffed with her arms behind her back, being forcibly removed from the Capitol by two officers, one on each arm. She says “where are you taking me?” and “stop” as she is taken from the building.

    A Georgia State Patrol spokesperson, Lieut. W. Mark Riley, said by email later Thursday night that Cannon was being held at the Fulton County jail on charges of obstruction of law enforcement and preventing or disrupting General Assembly sessions or other meetings of members. It wasn’t immediately known if Cannon had a lawyer who could comment.

    Kemp signed the bill less than two hours after it cleared the Georgia General Assembly. The bill passed the state House 100-75, before the state Senate quickly agreed to House changes, 34-20. Republicans in the legislature supported it. Democrats were opposed.

    [continues]

  4. Biden beats the press
    Overall, Biden delivered a strong, one-hour performance during his inaugural press conference, which must have felt like a colossal letdown for the Beltway media. Journalists had spent weeks mindlessly hyping the idea that Biden was hiding from the press and its legions of truth-seekers. The unending desire by the media to turn Biden’s press conference into two-week, naval-gazing “news” story was something to behold.

    “Stumbling or steady?” asked a Washington Post reporter, hours before the press conference. “Finally,” harrumphed Politico.

  5. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway lens the lion’s share of Coke stock.  Hmmm. A lot of companies under the BH umbrella.  No Mrs. See’s chocolates this Easter. 
    A national boycott is exactly what’s needed. (Plus, beverages produce a lot of plastic waste, so…)

  6. those corps are probably waiting until GA legislature adjourns before they make any moves to reprimand the new suppression law.  many of those corps are currently paying lobbyists to fend off unwanted regs and promote fav goodies up for grabs.  hard to bite the hand that may bite you back.

    but later, don’t be surprised if some conveniently find their patriotic souls upon adjournment and the danger passes 

  7. The constant pushing of the “sleepy Joe” or “mentally slow guy” memes by the greedy q perverts is also pushed by the media.  The lead up is that he is so far gone that he cannot talk for more than a minute is baloney, but it is there.  Local stations in D.C. which profess to be fair always write the leads with Dems do something, strongly opposed by r’s, not Dems do something, strongly supported by Dems.  The radio station I listen to for traffic constantly has some article and they run to mccarthy and mcconnell for the interpretation of it and why the gqp will not support it.  Never bother going to the Dems who wrote it for interpretation and why it should be supported.  You never hear Dem voices but the station builds itself up as a neutral station.

  8. Haven’t drunk coke in years…
     
    I did catch a bit of Rachel Maddow last night…  she said not one question was asked of Joe about Covid and what he’s doing to combat it.  Really?!  

  9. Texas Sen. Bryan Hughes’ new bill, S. Bill 9, will disallow driving of elderly, disabled, or poor people to the polls. It would ban efforts with vans full of elderly from nursing homes, disabled people, poor people who don’t have cars, would be illegal in Texas. 

  10. Still stunned by this, Trump call-in last night to Laura Ingraham on FOX about Capitol riots, of course she challenged none of it:

    “It was zero threat, right from the start… Some of them went in, and they are hugging and kissing the police and the guards… a lot of the people were waved in, and then they walked in and they walked out”

  11. All the Coca-Cola in the world wasn’t going to stop the Georgia GOP from disenfranchising black voters.
     
    i support your boycott but good luck trying to get Americans to stop drinking sugar-water and ordering junk online

  12. Texas Sen. Bryan Hughes’ new bill, S. Bill 9, will disallow driving of elderly, disabled, or poor people to the polls. It would ban efforts with vans full of elderly from nursing homes, disabled people, poor people who don’t have cars, would be illegal in Texas. 

    So public transportation is illegal in TX now🙄

  13. methinks the TX st. senator is desperate for media attention in order to get to whomever he’s convinced will get him more attention, more money, more power ad infinitum.   outrageous sells these days.   

    his mentors no doubt are drumpf, cruz and paul

  14. The last 4 years were bizarre enough, but the next 4 seem determined to say, “Hold my beer”.
    No fair lugging around the old, the sick, and the lame!   My goodness, whaddya think we runnin’ ova yeah…..

  15. crackers – It doesn’t matter.  This should be a national boycott of Coca-Cola, all its brands, and just to get the point across, the companies of its largest shareholder, Berkshire Hathaway.

    “The company wholly owns GEICO, Duracell, Dairy Queen, BNSF, Lubrizol, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds, Long & Foster, FlightSafety International, Pampered Chef, Forest River, and NetJets, and also owns 38.6% of Pilot Flying J; and significant minority holdings in public companies Kraft Heinz Company (26.7%), …“ Wikipedia

  16. Well, there goes organized busing to large arenas for voting.  There goes Uber and Lyft helping with free rides.   How in the F can they regulate private carpools, though?  They can’t.  
     

  17. Going after the GA film industry would hurt, and is more likely to resonate 

    (if you didn’t know, Georgia is a major filming location lately due to incentives, good weather, and a generic “Americana” aesthetic, “Ozark” was filmed there for example)

  18. Trump call-in last night to Laura Ingraham

    i was more concerned with getting shots and crawling back to normalcy, but if the former guy wants to remind everyone about the time he tried to start a civil war, that’s fine🤷‍♂️

  19. Unless and until I hear a fulsome condemnation of this ridiculous voter suppression law from Coke and Delta, no Coke or flights on Delta for me. Shame, too. I hate Pepsi and tolerate water. 

  20. Is Coke the Supreme Court of Georgia, or something?  This supposed boycott is based on weird logic

  21. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/texas-gop-launches-avalanche-bills-curtail-voting-n1260747
    “According to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, lawmakers have introduced at least 253 restrictive bills in 43 states.”

    Folks vote with their wallets. Politicians and companies can only hear the frequency given off by money.

    Berkshire Hathaway owns over 60% of Coca-Cola stock, so maybe that has some sway at Coke. They make juice, tea and water products, too.

    Let’s see if Coke and Delta and Home Depot like being called companies which support racism so much that they want to kill democracy.

  22. https://www.whenweallvote.org/
    I imagine that big dollars will get pulled from entertainment production in GA. But with so many states trying to suppress the vote, they may have to go to Canada. There is a long list of folks in the entertainment industry who support this. 

  23. How would you try to impact it on a national scale?
    Deciding how we spend our money is the one thing we can all do.

  24. Because Democratic strength is concentrated in urban and suburban areas, usually restricted to a few counties or less per major city, they will continue to have losses in state legislatures.  Not a whole lot to be done except get those Governorships.
     
    All these evil fuckers of note just got elected to fresh terms, last cycle, if that don’t warm your cockles😒
     
    Anyway, instead of thinking “boycott” (observe: they don’t work), think “support”, as in Georgia black-owned businesses, social initiatives, outreach, voter-education, yada yada…
    OK, enough out of me✌️✌️✌️

  25. Financial boycotts are tough enough without including companies that have nothing to do with the purpose of the boycott.  People in California will not boycott See’s.
    I am willing to boycott coca cola and I drink enough to hurt this market.  And other Georgia companies but I am not willing to boycott all the companies owned or or invested in by Berkshire Hathaway.  I don’t think that will be successful and the focus should be on Georgia.

  26. the way to georgia’s heart is via sports. what’s called for are organized protests by UGA, Tech, Braves, Hawks, Falcons, Flames, etc players – and not just the athletes of color.  maybe even the Masters might throw a monkey wrench into the mix with the upcoming tourney in augusta.   those are the boycotts that matter down south. 

     

  27. daily beast:

  28. voter shmoter suppression, how about just killing them off like drumpf did.  easier that way, no protests, boycotts or court cases to contend with.

    from wonkette today:

    The United States could have had nearly 400,000 fewer deaths from COVID-19 if it had instituted and stuck with strict infection-control measures starting in May of last year, according to a paper presented this week at a Brookings Institution conference on the health and economic costs of the pandemic response. UCLA economics professor Andrew Atkeson did some computer modeling of the history of the virus and the effects of various scenarios — from doing nothing to taking universal precautions like masking, social distancing, and limiting social gatherings, plus an aggressive regimen of testing and contact tracing. We’ve cued up his presentation, which is really only 15 minutes long (do not panic at the seven-hour video length, which is the whole conference).

    Had we done nothing at all, Atkeson concluded, the death toll could have reached 1.5 million in the US in the first six to nine months of the pandemic, so hooray for our having done something, at least. We would note that’s pretty much what Donald Trump frequently demanded we praise him for.

    [continues]

  29. Gee I think you can lay to rest the argument that the Goopers and SFB aren’t racists

  30. I began a boycott of Florida a long time ago, guess it won’t hurt to add Georgia. 

  31. Gee I think you can lay to rest the argument that the Goopers and SFB aren’t racists
     
    KGC…   HA!….  ya think…

  32. Oh hell yeah, just as racist as StromThurmond and George Wallace ever were. And the Imperial One-Eyed Gizzard of the Knights of the invisible whatever it was from the klu klax Clones. Pepsi, no coke.

  33. The picture of the signing.  Fat old bald white men. So pathetic they need to step on other’s rights to make themselves feel good. How sick is that.   I think they should be banned from traveling to other states.  Especially here.  We don’t want them here!

  34. The Georgia film business  has a pretty big dog in their pack , Tyler Perry , I await his bark.  

  35. The separation of powers. 
    We have all just witnessed the genius of the founders at work , the judicial  branch stood up when the clown car came to court. 
    A lot of these laws  are based on the idea that there was widespread fraud , 60 cases said otherwise.  That’s a hard row to hoe . 
    Sue the bastards as well .

  36. NASA’s Perseverance rover will soon release a small rotorcraft onto the surface of Mars and drive a safe distance away to observe a series of historic test flights in the ultra-thin Martian atmosphere, which could begin around April 8, officials said this week.
    The Mars Helicopter, named Ingenuity, has been stowed underneath the deck of the Perseverance rover for nearly one year. Ground crews at the Kennedy Space Center installed the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) rotorcraft onto the belly of the rover April 6, 2020, during preparations for Perseverance’s launch last July.

    https://www.salon.com/2021/03/26/fox-news-guest-predicts-on-tucker-carlsons-show-that-gop-will-pick-a-fascist-to-lead-the-party_partner/
     
    I saw where  Mimi got a piece of the Wright Flyer  to ride along on this up coming flight.
    As human mile markers go, this is a big one. 

  37. Why Is North Carolina Paying This Proud Son of Confederate Veterans to Lock Up Black Men?

     

    R. Kevin Stone is a parole officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. He is also commander of the NC Sons of Confederate Veterans. Kevin Stone is seen in several photos apparently wearing the lambda symbol of the Shield Wall Network, a white supremacist group.

     
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-is-north-carolina-paying-this-proud-son-of-confederate-veterans-to-lock-up-black-men?ref=home

  38. Lincoln told Grant  to let the South up easy. 
    Grant did not take Lee’s sword at the surrender . Grant should have taken it and broke it over his knee. 
    Lincoln was deeply afraid of guerilla warfare , but  America  should have hung  Davis , and Stevens.  And that asshole Forrest . 

  39. Good point, OM.  Tyler Perry has a friend with a big soap box, too.  Oprah.
     
    Just sayin’ that the majority share-holder of Coca-Cola might not like it nor any negative association that rubs off.

  40. ://youtu.be/OKFnq4rXQWk
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    When Burns made his masterpiece on the Civil War. 
    Shelby  Foote quotes  this about the founding of the country ,
    ” When the founders signed signed the constitution , they left a snake curled  around the legs of the table. ” 
     
     
     
     

  41. Young Crawford –
    Hardy stock.  The image  is cheek and jowl  with the one you posted of your head sticking out of the CR rainforest. 
    I always loved that shot , best picture you ever took. 

  42. Hey!  Had the pleasure of meeting Craig’s dad a couple of times.   I’d recognize that smile anywhere.    

  43. Sweet !
    Having Morgan Fairchild  give you an atta boy  is a big deal at 93 . 
     
    Speaking of  icons ,  Ali Macgraw was on CBS Sunday Morning ,
    She left Hollywood 25 years ago  for Stanta Fe. 
    The woman is  stunning.  Her hair is white , but otherwise she is unchanged. 

  44. Time to go –
    One of the most important things   I ever learned about America  was the sorry state  of Craig’s dad , and my own dad ‘s health. When the war broke out , all these young men had never seen a dentist, or had their eyes checked. 
    Those were the big items , but that draft health screen was the first time  America  saw a large pool of data about us. 
    We had bad teeth , and poor eyesight. 
     

  45. Bipartisanship –
    Will the  press please stop this fiction , It is dead  as Pablo Escobar .
    You don’t bargain with crazy .
    And that question yesterday,  the scalp on the wall that means so much to fucking TV reporters  , “Will you run again ?”
    Thank God he said yes. 
    The American press needs to understand the Republican Party  is a nest of vipers.  Run by old white snake charmers. 

  46. They are all in with the Big Lie. 
    Hence all the voting laws .
    Our saving grace ,  “These are not very bright people”.
    DEEP THROAT  
     

  47. Water can compromise election security?

    Hmmm.  Maybe if you pour it on a voting machine.

    What is to stop folks from giving voters rides somewhere close to the polling place and handing them a bottle of water at drop-off and they walk a block or two to vote?   

    What about those who are unable to make the short walk? A violation of the Americans With Disabilities protection?

  48. favorite line about life. says it all.

    I was just trying to get through the territory without getting scalped, that’s all.

    [jake spoon, lonesome dove]

  49. I see voter drives providing contact numbers for rides with safe drop-off points, help getting the needed ID for those without a license.  The GQP will make folks even more determined to vote. It’s like they don’t understand Americans at all.
    Blue Tsunami 2022

  50. Patd-
    Bingo!
    There’s the heart of the story.
    You have the eyes of a hawk.  
    TV is slow ,  ” A Fist Full of Dollars ” is on .
    The next one was their master work. Lee Van Cliff  made that movie . He paid his dues in an endless chain of western villains   , then he got this part.
    He steals the movie from Clint  Eastwood , and this is the best score of the 3.
    I miss all those old ugly character actors.  In all those old westerns. 
    And their beauties ………
    Ruta Lee
    Pat Crowley 
    Amanda Blake
     
     

  51. Just use their own law against them and scrutinize the credentials of paranoid anti-government everyday Republicans, they’ll end up suppressing their own vote😆

  52. The section of the Rio Grand that saw Ted idiot Cruz in Kevlar with guns and a border control boat is often used by rafters just floating down the river.  

     

  53. “Gunsmoke” is a touchstone   in TV history , it ain’t  Marshall Dillon they were looking  for ,  it was Amanda Blake.
    The western whore who bought a bar , and never had sex with the guy who played the first monster in the “Thing!”

  54. Click this kids  …… 
    James Arness and Amanda Blake in Gunsmoke
     
    No sex, no climax  for nearly 20 years. 
    The foundation  of TV, as we know it. 

  55. It’s Fridayly Night  !
    Time to stop grabbing  that HOT copper wire , and be a human , but just for a few days. 

  56. I ran one of the oldest Tandy Leather stores in American , in Torrance , California. 

    I wrote a pretty good story , and pop it disappeared.

  57. Your job 
    There is  something  about lacing up your boots,  and knowing  you could die today,

  58. I was in the back seat  of a VW  once ,  Al Jensen was driving , we did a complete 360  crossing a bridge on 285 .  West of Crow Hill.

  59. Ted decked out in his duck dynasty-esque costume was a lovely piece of theater.  It must’ve taken great restraint for someone not to push him in the river.  Nobody likes him.  
    TT – Glad to see you back.

  60. All my old friends are highways 
    My best friend is 285 
    I saw 66 in the Sixties when she was barely alive. 
    But I came back to 285. 
    Yes , I came back to  285
    She runs up the Rockies 
    An asphalt woman in time
    She will take you ,
     
     

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