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Thu Jun 28, 2018, 06:49 PM

This Fourth of July, Boycott Johnsonville Foods (bratwursts, sausages, etc)

These SOB's are big supporters of Scott Walker which is reason enough to boycott them, but they also are supporting Trump and his tariffs.

So while farmer's are struggling with declining prices and manufacturers close down & lay off workers, these un-American jerk-wads are laughing with their tax cuts to the bank. So this Fourth of July, avoid purchasing Johnsonville. (I would recommend Klement's if it is available in your area). At the very least, it helps Wisconsin Democrats by cutting into one of their Republican donors.


article excerpt-
Michael Stayer-Suprick, who leads the company’s international business division, says he’s concerned about trade wars.
“However, for where we need to be as a country with our trading partners, to me this is a short-term hurdle that’s well worth us trying to overcome,” he said. “I think this will be short-term pain for, hopefully,a long-term gain

https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2018/06/08/tariffs-take-toll-wisconsin-manufacturers/682029002/

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Reply This Fourth of July, Boycott Johnsonville Foods (bratwursts, sausages, etc) (Original post)
TheRealNorth Jun 2018 OP
imanamerican63 Jun 2018 #1
Crutchez_CuiBono Jun 2018 #2
democratisphere Jun 2018 #3
dubyadiprecession Jun 2018 #4
oasis Jun 2018 #5
Snarkoleptic Jun 2018 #6
GulfCoast66 Jun 2018 #7
Blue_true Jun 2018 #9
Maraya1969 Jun 2018 #12
Blue_true Jun 2018 #17
GulfCoast66 Jun 2018 #14
bullwinkle428 Jun 2018 #16
Blue_true Jun 2018 #18
GulfCoast66 Jun 2018 #20
sinkingfeeling Jun 2018 #8
Blue_true Jun 2018 #10
Maraya1969 Jun 2018 #11
Doremus Jun 2018 #13
GulfCoast66 Jun 2018 #15
Runningdawg Jun 2018 #19

Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 06:51 PM

1. Butttt!!!!!!!

They're so bad for you anyway!

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 06:51 PM

2. Good to know. TY

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:00 PM

3. Their Smoked Turkey Sausages are off my menu.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:01 PM

4. Not a problem.

I prefer Hebrew National anyway.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:07 PM

5. "You can call on Oscar (Mayer), or you can call on Armour, or

you can call on Farmer John, but ya doesn't have to call on Johnsonville."

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:31 PM

6. OK, here's my "I met Ralph Stayer, CEO - Johnsonville Foods" story.

Long story short, the guy's a douche!

Back in the 90's, I worked for a Fortune 500 company based in Madison, Wi.
At one of our management gatherings, Ralph Stayer was one of the invited speakers and I later chatted with him.

His big 'management/CEO revelation' was when he said to himself one day "I'm the CEO, I don't need to go into the production area and taste the sausage anymore."
There was sort of a sneering arrogance in his arrival at this thesis, which has led me to recount this experience whenever discussing how corporations turn into monsters.

To me , this is the very thing that's wrong with business in America. CEO's are disconnected from the product and people, and solely focused on marketing and the bottom line.

Also, for kicks, I went over to Wikipedia and found this gem-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnsonville_Foods

Animal welfare controversy
In 2013, Johnsonville Foods came under public pressure to stop using gestation crates. A Change.org petition asked the company to stop purchasing pork products from suppliers that confine breeding pigs to cages that restrict their ability to turn around during pregnancy. The petition was supported by The Humane League and acquired over 73,000 signatures. Two months later, Johnsonville Foods stated it would be working with its suppliers to move from gestation stall housing to alternative pregnant sow housing by 2025.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:43 PM

7. This is one time I can guarantee you I will boycott

Which I generally do not do.

Because their products are mass processed shit.

I found some local guys doing traditional charcuterie that sell products with no artificial ingredients. It cost a little more but I limit my sausage intake anyway.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:58 PM

9. I buy their Italian sausage, but will stop for good.

Do you know any good Italian sausage brands in north central Florida (Gainesville-Ocala area) that are environmentally conscious and lean neutral or left? I have a choice of Perri, but they are from Wiscosin too and may be as bad as Johnsonville.

I tried Publix Italian sausage, the flavor is good, but it is a bit salty. Plus, Publix had it's own recent issue with supporting republican scum.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 08:16 PM

12. I wonder if there is a good butcher near you. I'm going to get my sausage

at Costco from now on. I forget the name but I've had them before and they are excellent

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 08:45 PM

17. No Costco near me. Whole Foods and The Fresh Market though. nt

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 08:29 PM

14. Do you have a Whole Foods or Fresh Market near you?

Also we just got a Lucky’s market that does as well.

But I have an independent guy in Orlando that does a nice job.

You might be surprised to find you have someone local as well.

Being from Louisiana I prefer Andouille and have a source for it as well.

Or invest in a meat grinder. Fresh sausage is easier than meatloaf.

Good luck.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 08:37 PM

16. I have a Fresh Thyme very close by that does a fantastic job with sausage and brats.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 08:49 PM

18. Have a Whole Foods and Teh Fresh Market near me.

What is The Fresh Market like in terms of social conscience? Their site say they support charities and local farmers.

As far as grinding my own, I am not that hardcore. I will buy from one of the markets above. I love mild Italian sausage but only eat maybe 8 per month, so should be easy for me to buy and freeze.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 09:13 PM

20. I honestly do not worry too much about social consciousness when shopping

I figure all businesses, and people for that matter, probably fall short in some way.

Hell, my local butcher might be a raving trumper for all I know. But he makes great products with local animals and minimal mystery ingredients.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:51 PM

8. That's easy. Don't really like their stuff.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:59 PM

10. I like their Italian sausage, but won't buy any more. nt

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 08:14 PM

11. Will do! I have a package in my fridge but I won't buy anymore.

Thank you for the information!

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 08:27 PM

13. Best option is to forgo meat of all kinds.

Good for the animals --- check
Good for your health --- check
Good for the planet --- check
No supporting plutocrats who shit on our heads --- check

No downside!

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Response to Doremus (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 08:30 PM

15. One huge downside! No Meat

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Response to TheRealNorth (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 09:05 PM

19. If you have a Sprouts store

their many varieties of in-store made sausages are fantastic! Cajun Chicken is one of our favorites.

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