npihanpBetween their poor claim service, the poor service from their representatives and those stupid stupid stupid commercials they make their policyholders pay for, I would sooner have a cat poop sandwich than do business with those fatuous imbeciles. And that's before reading the Snopes piece.
Too funny! I grew up with my father's curse of using $10 words. In elementary school the teachers knew I wrote my assignments because before other kids were finished with tests, I would start reading a book that I had started the night before. My wife used to laugh at my father and me saying "You talk and just make up words!" She has a BS in accounting magna cum laude so it isn't that she is illiterate. I then started to show her the words in dictionaries and ended the spousal abuse.Thank you. The English language is considered by many to be the most expressive and specific in use. I was lucky enough to have developed the ability to read at 3 years old and I could write, albeit poor penmanship, well enough by the second grade to earn "F's" regularly for my writing assignments because my teachers would not believe my parents did not compose it for me to write. I don't use unfamiliar words to impress anyone, but just because they fit so well. I remember when I was 4, after roughing up my friends, the local toughs would bring by the paper to have me read it to them. I couldn't figure out what was so special reading to a bunch of 8 year olds, but it kept me out of fist city.
The way I see it, if you are a CEO and want to inject yourself into politics or causes, you reap the consequences of making your opinions public. I feel this CEO is contributing to the downfall of this country, so I won't use their insurance. I happen to like getting a heads up on corporate practices. I happen to like shopping at Sears, because they hold jobs for servicemen. There are holster makers who donate to or disccount items to the military, so I buy from them. I don't shop in Walmart, because just about everything is imported. I have a right to be educated and make a decision as to what business I will frequent.I support anyone being able to share the opinion. I find it repulsive that people feel the need to shut someone up because of their opinion. He has just as much right to donate to causes he believes in as I do and I will support his ability to do it. If I don't like it, I can always contribute to the other side, which is the appropriate response in my opinion.
I also found it repulsive that people were going to boycott Chik-fil-a because of their opinion. Although I too support the right of gay couples to have the same tax and legal benefits of hetrosexual couples. (For the record .. I think the government needs to get OUT of the marriage definition business and leave it to the church and individuals and legal contracts. I'm allowed to decide what behaviors I find acceptable, the government has no right to tell me what they are.)
No matter what organizations a CEO gives to or opinions expressed, I'm sure he'll find about 50% of the country disagrees with him. If he gave to the NRA instead there might be the same outcry from the Brady crowd. So other than not donate anything, he is left with little choice.