Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hey Big Deal Retailers Get Out of Alberta

Some big deal stores are boycotting Alberta oil due to our oilsands. The GAP, Levi Stauss, and Timberland are among retailers who've decided to jump on the big green bandwagon and put on a show for their customers.

You make me sick.

You won't use our oil, but you'll take the money from the people who work in the industry.

Put some spine into your boycott retailers. Close your stores here. A huge percentage of your Alberta customers make their money from the oil and gas industry. If you won't use the product, then you're nothing but money-grubbing hypocrites for taking the money from the people who do.

C'mon big retailers. Prove you mean it.

Get out.

16 comments:

messymimi said...

And don't let the door hit you in the behind as you scoot through.

Any chance of the people in your region boycotting the stores and just putting them out of business in the area?

Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, there'll be some. I hope it's many. I don't wish ill in general, but if you're going to make a big PR splash, then you ought to back it up.

Writing Without Periods! said...

You tell 'em Leah.
Mary

the Bag Lady said...

Well said, cousin. I was going to blog about this, too, but had to cool down a little because I was incoherent with anger.....
Glad you did it for me! And very eloquently, too.

Reb said...

Well said! I agree wholeheartedly that they should just bugger off. On the other hand...there is no way in hell they can effectively boycott gas & oil from AB, as it all goes through the same pipeline and no-one can tell you which drop of oil comes from where. They would have to go back to horse & cart, or paddle wheelers burning coal etc.(oh, I guess not, it's dirty and leaves out trains too) to ship their product.

Leah J. Utas said...

Mary, aye.

Bag Lady, thanks. I wasn't going to, but the hypocrisy incensed me.

Reb, thanks. No, they can't tell where it comes from. They're counting on their customers not giving it any critical thought.

CherylK said...

Wow! You are SPUNKY!!! I like that! Good for you!

Leah J. Utas said...

Cheryl, I like to be definite in my opinions.

Hilary said...

Well said.. so true. The link doesn't work directly but if you highlight and delete everything before the 2nd "http" it will load.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Hilary.
Sorry about the linkie. I could have sworn it worked when I tested it.

Leah J. Utas said...

Fixed.

Leah J. Utas said...

Fixed.

Bossy Betty said...

Just found you. Just followed you! Just love your blog name!

Thomma Lyn said...

Well-said, Leah. I, too, loathe hypocrisy.

Leah J. Utas said...

Bossy Betty, I'm so glad you found me.

Thomma Lyn, thanks. Few things rankle me like this.

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