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Remember Who Made the First Blacklist Threat

Posted on 17 November 2008 by admin

Another reminder to folks who are outraged that No on 8 is calling out people. Before the election, Bill O’Reilly asked Sonja Eddings Brown if “you guys are really going to do that?” with regards to calling out people and organizations that support equality. She slips in a a shot at AT&T while defending their plan.

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Prop 8 Proponents Threats to No on 8 Donors

Posted on 17 November 2008 by admin

Let’s not let this pass our memory too quickly.  You may recall that Proposition 8 sent out threat letters to donors to No on 8 demanding an in-kind donation to help put Prop 8 forward.  And now they are complaining about the No on 8 boycott and blacklist?

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Who to Boycott and Why

Posted on 17 November 2008 by admin

I’m starting to embrace the boycott, or at least feel that it’s inevitable to avoid certain companies or businesses. Here’s why.

First, people associated with these businesses, or the businesses themselves, have made a public statement by their support of Prop 8.  This is not our problem: it falls directly on the companies themselves.  A lot of effort is being made by some to try to discern the circumstances around the donation.  From my perspective, this is simply a PR disaster for the companies and it’s up to them to do damage control.  That being said, if it’s clear that a donation was made by a low level employee, I don’t think it’s fair to target them.

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Proposition 8 Blacklist/Boycott List

Posted on 16 November 2008 by admin

I’m getting a lot of traffic from Google from people looking for the blacklist/boycott list for prop 8, so I thought I’d do a post to summarize some of the available resources, both on this site and a number of others. If you’re wondering what you can do on top of boycotting, Stop8.org is a good place to find out.

But first, there are a few companies that I’ve personally decided to avoid: Marriott (including Renaissance Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites, SpringHill Suites, and Ritz-Carlton Hotels) and Cinemark Theaters (including Century Theaters, CineArts, and Tinseltown Theaters). 

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Interesting Visitor to the Site

Posted on 14 November 2008 by admin

I was just looking over my server logs and noticed a visit by Brandwatch.net to the article I posted about Marriott.  Huh.  Very interesting.  I wonder if it’s a new service put in place by Marriott for the fallout from Prop 8 or if it’s a service they’ve been using for a long time. A lot of companies do use clipping services. 

In any case, I’m sure that Marriott (or whatever company sent this bot) is going to get quite a report from the last few days!  I’d hate to be the one on the receiving end having to figure out what to do about it.

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“They don’t have a right to blacklist and boycott our supporters”

Posted on 14 November 2008 by admin

Seems like the press conference by our opponents went off without too much of a blip in the media, as far as I’m seeing on the web.  Did you see anything on the news?  Please comment.

I don’t know where they get off saying we don’t have the right to blacklist and boycott.  I doubt I’ll be seeing many of them dining at Hamburger Mary’s anytime soon.  Likewise, I don’t want to be in the midst of creepy, perma-smile wackos who pity me as a sinner as they gloat about their win.  And then use the profits from my patronage to further injure me.

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Bill Marriott Tries to Distance Hotels from H8

Posted on 14 November 2008 by admin

If you ask me, I don’t want to sleep in a hotel that has a Book of Mormon in the nightstand.  They’ve also banned smoking at all their locations.  But I digress. Read on for excerpts from the Salt Lake Tribune and the response from AmericasBlog.  Marriott brands include Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Renaissance, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inns, and TownePlace Suites.

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McDonalds Caves In To Christian American Family Association

Posted on 13 November 2008 by admin

The Under God section at the Washington Post reports that McDonalds has caved in to a long boycott by the Christian Family Association by ending a relationship with gay group.  They also discuss boycotts and if they work or not.  Looks like we need to consider putting McDonalds on the boycott list.  Anyone want to research this situation and post about it here?

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Hoehn Motors (San Diego) and Cinemark Theaters

Posted on 13 November 2008 by admin

In the talk of boycotts, Hoehn Motors in San Diego and Cinemark Theaters are two fairly important potential targets.  The L.A. Now blog at the Los Angeles Times mentions them in covering the state of the boycott.

Hoehn Motors is a massive chain of car dealerships in the San Diego area. Robert Hoehn made a $25,000 donation to Prop 8.

The LA Times also says:

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El Coyote Ugly: LDS Owner Talks to Gay Patrons

Posted on 13 November 2008 by admin

My friend Sam posted video of the LDS owner of El Coyote, a restaurant with heavy gay and liberal minded patronage, responding to her donation to the Yes on 8 campaign, trying to avert a boycott.  When Sam asks her, “would you be willing to make a personal donation to repeal the amendment?”  The truth then comes out as to where she firmly stands.

In another report, WeHo News says:

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