Kicking Back at the Kochs

Paging Captain Boycott!

Paging Captain Boycott!

I am so tired of the Koch Brothers’ attempts to turn this country into a grey oligarchy that I thought the best thing to do would be to boycott, to the maximum extent possible, their products and services.Thanks to websites such as KochWatch.Org, it is now possible to see some of what makes the Brothers the rich bastards that they are. Their main consumer products are put out under the Georgia-Pacific logo and include:

Vanity Fair
Angel Soft
Quilted Northern
Soft N Gentle
Sparkle
Brawny
Mardi Gras
Zee
Dixie
DensArmor Plus
Plyntanium
Tough Rock Demak Up
Kittensoft
Lotuss
Moltonel
Tenderly
Nouvelle
Okay
Calhogar
Delica
Inversoft
Tutto
Nitamin
Bumper Harvest
Quik-Wrap
Quilt-Wrap
Food Shop Sandwich Wrap

Under the Investa subsidiary, the main Koch products are:

Lycra
Cool Max
Tactel
Solar max
Polarguard
Dacron
Thermolite
Comforel
Antron
Stainmaster
Cordura

And this is just a small sample. Most of the Koch Evil Empire is in business-to-business services that don’t impact us at the supermarket and which we are unlikely to use. Still, I think it’s a good idea to hit these billionaire clowns where they live, in the wallet.

According to Forbes, there’s even a Smart Phone app for scanning a UPC to determine whether the product in question is from the Kochs.

 

 

The Bogeymen

It Costs a Ton of Money to Fight These Bogeymen

It Costs a Ton of Money to Fight These Bogeymen

Under no circumstances am I a follower of the infamous Koch brothers and their right-wing causes. On the other hand, I feel the Democratic fund raisers are too busy targeting these misguided nut jobs rather than changing the voters’ minds with a good political program and real accomplishments. The following is an e-mail I received this morning from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), virtually identical to about eight hundred other e-mails I’ve received over the last year:

James — With just 72 hours until the FEC deadline, we’d usually write to tell you how incredibly close we are to hitting our goal. Bad news: That simply isn’t the case.

Because of the Koch brothers’ UNPRECEDENTED early spending, we just dramatically boosted our fundraising targets for 2014. Right now, we still have a $300,000 hole in our January budget. If you can’t fill it, the Republicans can open a massive lead in the neck-and-neck battle for the Senate.

If we fall short this early — when MSNBC already projects the Republicans are favored to take the Senate — we simply won’t be able to respond to the Kochs and karl Rove, which will doom our chances to protect Democrats who are under attack. Will you step up and renew your DSCC membership for 2014 before the deadline on Friday?

So unless I personally go head to head with a couple of multi-millionaires in the political contribution department, Karl Rove and the Koch brothers will prevail because—as we all know—what it takes to win an election is money for otiose advertisements on television. Of course, everybody votes based on the candidate’s advertising budget alone. I’m supposed to step up and take it on the chin for the team. The Spineless Team. The Circular Firing Squad Team.

To be sure, I want Democratic candidates to win; but I will not be contributing hundreds of dollars for an off-year Congressional race. I have better uses for my money than making a bunch of big corporations that own television stations even richer. And all because Karl Rove and the Koch brothers don’t think the way I do.