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Co-founder of Home Depot supports Trump

 
 
Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2016 04:26 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/real-republicans-home-depot-cofounder-131935001.html

I used to shop at Home Depot. As a matter of fact, went there this morning, but that's my last purchase at a shop that's owned by a supporter of Trump.

What Trump said 11 years ago shows his true self.

I was in the USAF for four years, and never heard anybody talk like Trump.
 
roger
 
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Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2016 04:49 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Sorry, I can't leave Home Depot because I'm not there in the first. Here, they went total customer check out. Ya know, you put a twenty into the machine and the worst that can happen is you lose $20. Insert a credit card and the possibilities are endless.
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ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2016 05:35 pm
Time for some of us to check out Lowes. No doubt further away in my case, but I don't go to those places often anymore. (I used to nearly live in them when doing lots of remodeling - well, those places and some great lumberyards and quite fine hardware stores back in CA.) I tell ya, there are some truly great lumberyards and hardware stores in Humboldt County. It ain't all marijuana production there. Odd place for me to have moved to, since I wasn't into pot in those years, but basically quite wonderful, including for folks' interest in the arts.

Meantime, I need to buy some space heaters..
George
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 05:46 am
If I need something and Home Depot is the best place to get it, I will get it
at Home Depot.

A lot of people support Trump. It's not a crime.
Blickers
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 10:11 am
@ossobucotemp,
Quote osso:
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Meantime, I need to buy some space heaters..


Space heaters? I thought you lived in Arizona. Air conditioners I can understand, but space heaters?
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 10:23 am
@Blickers,
I live in New Mexico, in Albuquerque, which gets some occasional snow in the winter and on some nights gets down to 15 degrees F. Not as cold as I remember Chicago, but not toasty warm either.
Blickers
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 11:22 am
@ossobucotemp,
Sorry. I get those square-shaped Southwestern states, (Arizona, New Mexico), mixed up. I didn't realize that either of those states ever got snow, whenever you say either I kind of think of the sun baking down.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 11:47 am
@George,
Anybody can do what they wish; it's a free country. I'm just expressing a personal opinion about Trump and his supporters. Trump is running for the highest office in the world. He's a danger to our society and the world at large. He's a racial bigot, a narcissist, and misogynist. That you fail to see his character is not my problem.
I never said supporting Trump was a crime. You intimated it, not me.
George
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 12:01 pm
@cicerone imposter,
> Anybody can do what they wish; it's a free country.
Nope. Some things are illegal.

> I'm just expressing a personal opinion about Trump and his supporters.
You are actively boycotting Home Depot, which has expressed no support
of Trump.

> Trump is running for the highest office in the world. He's a danger to
> our society and the world at large. He's a racial bigot, a narcissist, and
> misogynist.
Pretty much.

> That you fail to see his character is not my problem.
True.

> I never said supporting Trump was a crime.
Then you agree with me.

> You intimated it, not me.
This sentence has no meaning.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 12:57 pm
@Blickers,
Northern NM is colder - I think they have a pretty good skiing up in Taos.

I'm a New Mexico newbie (ten years now), and will stay that way as I'm a long time California girl. It's beautiful here, and - important for me - less expensive, but I miss my ocean.

I think parts of Arizona have snow too - I remember when I drove here on my move in December, I stayed away from the more northern route through Arizona, not being a great driver in snow and ice.
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 12:58 pm
Well, I have been using Lowe's because it is near to home. The other such stores all have gone out of business. Except McCoys and they don't have what you want half the time.

But I also use Walmart, because they have stuff I can get without a lot of driving and searching. Not proud of it, but when I need something bad enough to go there, I will.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 01:02 pm
@George,
I've changed my quick little mind on further thought and now agree with your take, George, and opened the thread again to post that.

I had been thinking he likely donated, but that's not my business. I generally have liked the workers at HD for a lot of years now. Hey! A favorite a2ker was working there, at least for a while. He talked about it here, now a few years ago. (Joe Nation, how I miss him..)
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ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 01:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
Me too, re Walmart, and I particularly dislike it since they apparently put our more local store out of business (according to the store) - but Walmart is next closest. Diane and I have been grocery store exploring lately. We've gotten pretty good with our timing, arriving at check out nearly at the same minute..
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 01:29 pm
@Blickers,
You forgot those blazing hot, shifting sand dunes from border to border, too.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 01:34 pm
@roger,
And then the goatheads and sand spurs, what a complete delight gardening is here.
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Blickers
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 01:58 pm
@roger,
Quote roger:
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You forgot those blazing hot, shifting sand dunes from border to border, too.

Yes, that too.

After all, Arizona is named after the Spanish word for "arid", which should tell you something. And then there are pictures like this of New Mexico, where a few green shrubs struggle to survive among brown, dried out vegetation. And this is around a lake, no less, where water should be more available. If Arizona and New Mexico do have some parts that are green, they've certainly done a great job hiding them from the pubic view.

http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/images/HeaderBanner_Bottomless.png
Very Happy
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Blickers
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 02:19 pm
Arthur Blank, from Queens, NYC,is the other co-founder of Home Depot and is a Democrat. He is now owner of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team, and here are the causes he's donated to-most of them are Democratic, with a few Republicans sprinkled through.

Arthur Blank – Atlanta Falcons

2014
Demoratic Senatorial Committee ($32,400)
Nunn Victory Fund ($10,000)
Nunn for Senate ($5,200)
National Football League PAC ($5,000)
Friends of Schumer ($2,600)
2012
National Football League PAC ($10,000)
Georgia Federal Elections Committee ($5,000)
John Lewis for Congress ($5,000)
Udall for Colorado ($2,500)
Obama Victory Fund ($2,500)
Romney Victory ($2,500)
Farris for Congress ($500)
2010
Republican Party of Georgia ($12,500)
Georgia Federal Elections Committee ($10,000)
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ($5,000)
Georgians for Isakson ($3,000)
John Lewis for Congress ($2,400)
2008
Obama Victory Fund ($28,500)
Georgia Federal Elections Committee ($10,000)
Republican Party of Georgia ($10,000)
Obama for America ($4,600)
Mark Udall for Congress ($2,300)
Hillary Clinton for President ($2,300)
Romney for President ($2,100)
House Majority Fund ($1,000)
Georgians for Isakson ($500)
http://thebiglead.com/2016/02/25/nfl-owner-political-donations-republicans-democrats-bob-mcnair-jimmy-haslam-robert-kraft-arthur-blank/

Only five organizations on this list are Republican. So Home Depot pretty well balances out political wise.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 02:23 pm
@Blickers,
Blickers, Thanks for providing that list. I jumped feet first, and now regret doing so. Good balance. Thank you.
Blickers
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2016 02:38 pm
@cicerone imposter,
No problem, that's what the forum is for. We find something, we put it up there, and see what other members' "takes" on it are. With luck, everyone learns something.
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