samedi, janvier 20, 2007

I Hope Their Business Tanks

Jessica McBride is working on a story that you should go check out - a West Allis company trashing one of the troops via email. Trashing someone who was looking to give them some business, and all while protecting their ungrateful asses.

-- we now pause for a moment of temporary insanity --

Our country (luckily) doesn't work this way, but if it was possible for a soldier to selectively protect, this might be a good example of such an instance.


Blogger Pete Fanning said...

Dan Deibert over at the Early Spin has gotten email about this one as well and is checking on this as well....

6:32 PM, janvier 20, 2007  
Blogger Patrick said...

Mark Belling also talked about it Friday night, he said he is going to do a property records search, and if that turns up nothing, he said he would knock on their door.

I know the area where that address is, there are a lot of apartments in that area, like Belling said, it might just be a mail drop spot, not an actual business, as is the case with many internet businesses.

8:57 PM, janvier 20, 2007  
Blogger Pete Fanning said...

I'll do one better...I have an address AND a phone number....

But I won't post it.....Deibert posted the address tho....

Go over there if you feel like going to picket :)

9:03 AM, janvier 21, 2007  
Blogger Scott D. Feldstein said...

So does anyone want to tell what was being ordered? And although it seems like a highly emotional "how dare you deny our life-risking soldiers the (blank) they need to (blank)!", and perhaps that's just what it is. On the other hand, what ought a business owner do if s/he is vehemently against the war and then asked to, well, support it?

10:25 AM, janvier 21, 2007  
Blogger Pete Fanning said...

It's not a question of what they were's how they went about denying it that's got people mad at them, like this soldier has any choice and could do anything in the direction of what this business suggests he do....

"We do not ship to APO addresses, and even if we did, we would NEVER ship to Iraq. If you were sensible, you and your troups would pull out of Iraq."

11:19 AM, janvier 21, 2007  
Blogger Peter said...

All they would have had to do is say they didn't ship to APO addresses. Not make a political statement.

But I bet they say they support the troops.

11:28 AM, janvier 21, 2007  
Blogger Scott D. Feldstein said...

I agree, it's petty and stupid to send the message they sent.

However, it raises the question: if a business elected not to do business with Americans in occupied Iraq, and said so publicly, would you all just shrug your shoulders and move on, or would you start a campaign to close their doors forever? What behavior is appropriate for a business to engage in if it doesn't support a war? Any?

6:44 PM, janvier 21, 2007  

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