Publix demonstration

The Left love demonstrating.  They are constantly marching and rallying, ginning up outragey feelings in search of that street-protest vibe of the 1960s.  Even high-school Leftists are nostalgic for the civil rights movement and anti-Vietnam-War marches.   They all want an emotional high, preferably with a tiny waft of tear gas in the air.

Florida high schoolers targeted Publix Supermarkets for a die-in.  Publix is a grocery store chain that is strong in Florida and Georgia and has many stores in five other Southeastern states.

Of course fawning media gave this protest national coverage.  The kids from Parkland learned that, so long as they mouth the causes of the Left, they will gain nationwide media attention.

The reason for the protest is that Publix made a political campaign donation to a Republican who votes with the NRA.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/publix-suspend-political-donations-protest-parkland-students/story?id=55455651

I did not scour the internet, but a casual search only turned up one case of a reporter actually doing some reporting other than passing along David Hogg’s press release.  This article is about who receives political donations from Publix.  This is relevant because Publix immediately folded and announced that they would quit making political gifts.  Of course, in the Southeast, if Publix is giving proportionately, then their overall giving will tend to favor Republicans.  This article is focused on Alabama:

Following the money: Who may be affected by Publix stopping political donations?

I added “hobbies” to the categories attached to this post, because the Parkland students have made political demonstrations into a hobby.

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  1. Here is a map of Publix Supermarkets.  I don’t know how old it is, but it must be dated since they say they have stores in North Carolina.   I saw an internet mention of Virginia, also.

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  2. Apparently when Publix said they were stopping all political donations they meant all. Including donations to Planned Parenthood, anti-gun lobbying groups and LGBT organization.  More here.

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  3. Seawriter:
    Apparently when Publix said they were stopping all political donations they meant all. Including donations to Planned Parenthood, anti-gun lobbying groups and LGBT organization.  More here.

    Thanks, Seawriter.   That is really good.   The Twitchy article you linked to quotes the findings from 2nd Vote:

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    On issues, donations by Publix trend Leftwards.  They have a relatively low score (2.1 out of 5).   So the net result of a halt by Publix on political contributions could be positive for conservatives.

    Count on this notice to cause the incident to instantly drop out of all mass media coverage, except for some editorializing on Fox News and some jawboning by the usual chatterers.

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  4. I respect business that don’t fold under pressure. It is not easy to do and I can understand why they do it. Unfortunately once you start doing it there is always a new cause to fold to.

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  5. The left is in control of this country.

    How does the company define political definitions? Well, that will change depending on what the left and the media decide for the country or the region. They get to decide.

    Is adoption political? Didn’t used to be. It is now.

    Is smoking political? Didn’t used to be. It is now.

    Etc.

    Who’s in control of the country?

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  6. MJBubba:
    The Left love demonstrating.  They are constantly marching and rallying, ginning up outragey feelings in search of that street-protest vibe of the 1960s.  Even high-school Leftists are nostalgic for the civil rights movement and anti-Vietnam-War marches.   They all want an emotional high, preferably with a tiny waft of tear gas in the air.

    I don’t think they love it all that much. They often have to hire people. They want something that they can’t get through the legitimate legislative process and so they have devised these fake marches, etc. I’m not saying that some real people aren’t swept up in this (guys like girls after all) but overall this is one of the ways they march through our institutions one at a time.

    But here’s the critical thing: marches themselves don’t work if the media doesn’t cover them. Look at the pro-life marches for example.

    The leftist-media complex is the anti-democratic part of the country and they want control through any means necessary. I think this is the case we all need to make in the next few decades — that these people don’t trust our institutions and try every way around them rather than convincing people and using the Constitutional methods that should be used.

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  7. Larry Koler:
    The leftist-media complex is the anti-democratic part of the country and they want control through any means necessary.

    We need to keep this aspect of these protests in public discussion.  Every now and then, a few more low-information voters recognize the way the Left destabilizes American institutions that they thought they could trust.

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  8. 10 Cents:
    I respect business that don’t fold under pressure. It is not easy to do and I can understand why they do it. Unfortunately once you start doing it there is always a new cause to fold to.

    This is why the Left made such a big deal about the businesses that had discount programs for NRA members.  This was typically not a big deal to the companies, but it did make an attractive perk for NRA membership.  It was an easy way to damage the NRA, and to send a message to corporate America to avoid support for conservative causes.

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  9. 10 Cents:
    I respect business that don’t fold under pressure. It is not easy to do and I can understand why they do it. Unfortunately once you start doing it there is always a new cause to fold to.

    I respect businesses that ignore politics and focus upon giving the consumer the best possible product at a reasonable price. Everything else falls into place.

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  10. Silliest nonsense.  I had some quick shopping to do at Publix store in Florida,  not one protester.  So, just more fake news.   Yes, there may have been a store with some kids drawing pictures on the the floor and lying on the floor, so what.  Should have be handled like you would any other nuisance:  call the police and have them removed, charge them with breach of peace, public endangerment, interference with legal commerce, defacing private property; whatever!  No bail either.  Separate them from each other at the Juvenile detention center for a night.  We’ll see how much fun that protesting turned out to be.    BTW,  why did the store manage not stop them?  If Publix can be impacted so broadly by a couple dozen teenagers, then they deserve some pain.

    It is tolerance by the people and the failure of public safety personnel to do their jobs as well as idiot corporate management that allow and in effect promote this nonsense.  Can’t seem to stop yawning about it.

    I dare anyone reading this to go into a grocery story with two friends then start drawing large shapes on the floor of the store then lay down on the floor and prevent people from safely moving around the store, AND do it all without getting removed/arrested.    Go ahead and give it a go, let me know how well it works out for you.

    This was a false event, too much cooperation among all entities.   Only done as a photo op.   It wasn’t authentic.

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  11. Whoa Temp! Great comment and in reality, Publix is upgrading a lot of their stores to compete with Whole Foods and Fresh Market.

    I’m picky about fresh produce so when I endorse Publix, I’m truly putting my money where my mouth is. :))

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  12. TempTime:
    Silliest nonsense.  I had some quick shopping to do at Publix store in Florida,  not one protester.  So, just more fake news.   Yes, there may have been a store with some kids drawing pictures on the the floor and lying on the floor, so what.  Should have be handled like you would any other nuisance:  call the police and have them removed, charge them with breach of peace, public endangerment, interference with legal commerce, defacing private property; whatever!  No bail either.  Separate them from each other at the Juvenile detention center for a night.  We’ll see how much fun that protesting turned out to be.    BTW,  why did the store manage not stop them?  If Publix can be impacted so broadly by a couple dozen teenagers, then they deserve some pain.

    It is tolerance by the people and the failure of public safety personnel to do their jobs as well as idiot corporate management that allow and in effect promote this nonsense.  Can’t seem to stop yawning about it.

    I dare anyone reading this to go into a grocery story with two friends then start drawing large shapes on the floor of the store then lay down on the floor and prevent people from safely moving around the store, AND do it all without getting removed/arrested.    Go ahead and give it a go, let me know how well it works out for you.

    This was a false event, too much cooperation among all entities.   Only done as a photo op.   It wasn’t authentic.

    Nice in theory — however, you are forgetting that the left can get anything it wants into the media at any time. If they want it to happen they can get it to happen.

    Race stories always have someone calling Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton — then companies will fold due to

    1) the pressure from one of these guys?

    2) or because these guys can access and get the media involved?

    Answer is 2. The media is involved and usually the cause of everything that is evil or bad in this country BUT that also persists and we can do absolutely nothing to stop. Two simple and obvious examples: abortion and redefining marriage (what the promoters call SSM).

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  13. @EThompson, my confession:  I too shop frequently at Publix and I like that they are ‘upgrading’ the produce section.   Beets with the greens left on, is my fav change that they’ve made.  I used to offer to buy the beet greens they would chop off.  Love those beet greens.

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  14. TempTime:
    @EThompson, my confession:  I too shop frequently at Publix and I like that they are ‘upgrading’ the produce section.   Beets with the greens left on, is my fav change that they’ve made.  I used to offer to buy the beet greens they would chop off.  Love those beet greens.

    Yams/ bibb lettuce/ wine selection!

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