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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:07 PM

 

Land O'Lakes Pulls Support for Iowa Congressman Steve King Over Racial Remarks

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-10-30/land-o-lakes-pulls-financial-support-for-iowa-congressman-steve-king

Land OíLakes Pulls Support for Iowa Congressman Steve King Over Racial Remarks

The controversial Republican, in a tight race for re-election, is known for his anti-immigration stance and support of white nationalism.

Dairy giant Land OíLakes announced on Tuesday that it will no longer make financial contributions to Representative Steve King of Iowa after a gun-fueled massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue brought new attention to the Republicanís incendiary comments about race and association with white nationalism.

The murder of 11 people, many elderly, in the mass shooting this weekend resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly made anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant rants online. King has been at the forefront of a right-wing push to end birthright citizenship, a policy President Donald Trump said in an interview with Axios he would seek to enact, despite protections under the U.S. Constitution.
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Reply Land O'Lakes Pulls Support for Iowa Congressman Steve King Over Racial Remarks (Original post)
Bfd Oct 2018 OP
jberryhill Oct 2018 #1
Sinistrous Oct 2018 #2
MontanaMama Oct 2018 #3
Bfd Oct 2018 #7
Ohiogal Oct 2018 #4
dalton99a Oct 2018 #6
octoberlib Oct 2018 #5
Bfd Oct 2018 #8
Wellstone ruled Oct 2018 #12
Cha Oct 2018 #9
Bfd Oct 2018 #10
Cha Oct 2018 #11
TlalocW Oct 2018 #13
NurseJackie Oct 2018 #14
duforsure Oct 2018 #16
Blue_true Oct 2018 #20
TeamPooka Oct 2018 #15
Bfd Oct 2018 #17
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #18
maxrandb Oct 2018 #19

Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:11 PM

1. "Pulls" - cute - they hit their limit and it's not like they are getting their money back

 


I've "pulled" my support of the tooth fairy as well, and won't be giving the tooth fairy any more of my teeth.

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Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:12 PM

2. Happy that Land o Lakes did this

Boycotting them would have been difficult,

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Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:21 PM

3. Let's be clear.

LOL didn't pull their $ support for King over his racist remarks. They pulled their support because of the blow black and potential boycott when it became public that they contributed financially to King.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:36 PM

7. Yup. That's pretty much it. They're more concerned that their name was dragged into it in the first

 

place, forcing them to have to publicly take a side at all.

Like they didn't already know he was a racist bigot when they made the other donations?

They just want their name outta the headlines.



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Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:28 PM

4. So

they were OK with everything he's said up till now? Doesn't make sense.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:34 PM

6. +1

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Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:34 PM

5. Purina just did, too.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:37 PM

8. King is poison!! Ha

 

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:56 PM

12. That's a Nestle Company.

 

Waiting for Midwest Energy as well as a certain Bank.

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Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:38 PM

9. Finally. Not like steve king

hasn't always been racist but we take what we can get.

Thanks, Bfd.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:41 PM

10. Yes we do Cha! And its still bad press for King.

 

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Response to Bfd (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:44 PM

11. Yes, Bad Press for SK..

What I was thinking.

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Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:32 PM

13. Isn't Land O'Lakes

The one with a Native American woman on the package?

There's just so many snide remarks about nativism, cultural misappropriation, birthright citizenship, immigration that can come from this.

TlalocW

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Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:34 PM

14. Too late.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:41 PM

16. I agree

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 10:22 PM

20. Yeah.

Like all the other racist shit that he has been saying for the last decade didn't give them a clue.

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Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:38 PM

15. Until LOL makes a bigger contribution to the ACLU than it did to King I say fuck them

Plenty of other butter to buy at the store.
also
Since August 2012, WhiteWave Foods has licensed the Land O'Lakes name and sold coffee creamers and fluid dairy products under the brand.
Fuck the White Wave guys too.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:41 PM

17. White Wave!!?? Ugh.

 

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Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:12 PM

18. K & R

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Response to Bfd (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 09:36 PM

19. Too fucking late

Land of Lakes...hell, ALL corporations and businesses that have given a fucking dime to ANY Retrumplican NEEDS TO BE FUCKING BANKRUPTED

Then we need to go back for 50 fucking years and put every God damned one that donated to Retrumplicans out of business too.

The ONLY way to stop this shitshow is to inflict massive fucking pain on these businesses so that ALL will get the fucking message... Don't touch the stove!!!!

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