Monday, December 13, 2004

Buy, Buy, Buy, Buy, Buy, Buy, Buy...

It's Christmas time! You know what that means... That's right, it's time for our annual media-fueled spending frenzy/clusterfuck. You can almost smell the shopper's rage in the air.

To help direct your shopping dollars into the proper hands, there is a handy new website that documents the political leanings of all the major retailers, by way of their campaign contributions. We all know whose corner Wal-Mart is in. But how about Nordstrom? Starbucks? Olive Garden? It's all there. (Preview: Barnes & Noble - good; Amazon - bad; private bookseller - best of all)

So if you must participate in the go-into-debt-because-that's-what-jesus'-birthday-is-for ritual, at least give your hard borrowed money to the good guys.

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