Who is stopping you? Not me. My best guess....they will survive.
There are a lot of people who think that turning a tragedy into race warfare is
the ultimate in racist behavior and abortion after 20 weeks in an unsafe clinic
is back alley infanticide at its worst and we appreciate Florida and Texas for
NOT falling victim to the extremism of left wing hateNow if only we
could do something about Chicago and all their gang murders and corrupt
Thanks Dale. I took your advice and canceled our family vacation to Disney World
and Shamu land. The kids are heartbroken, but I now have that warm progressive
glow of having tackled racism head-on.
Boycotting states like Florida won't hurt business or anyone else it likely
will hurt those who work in tourism which happens to be low skilled workers who
will see less job openings and less chances to move up. If you don't like
policy you shouldn't act like a spoiled child who takes his toys and goes
home. You should work to help correct problems by getting involved. But race
leaders like Al Sharpton only seem to show up after the accident like some
lawyer who is looking for a pay check instead of caring about solving the
problems. The biggest problem with this is not the gun, but the
stereotypes we develop through real world experience. Trayvon felt targeted and
lashed out like a teenager without common sense and threw a punch and verbally
threatened a grown man who was smaller than him with death. Hernandez Should
have used more sense then to get out of his car to look for someone he thought
was suspicious. But both of them had valid reasons for why they did what they
did and unfortunately it ended in tragedy.
@Eli Tesecular PhD - you joke.... but actually, in South Carolina an exact
boycott like suggested did get the state to stop flying the rebel flag on top of
their state house.That said, I don't see the Zimmerman case to
be a political one. It was one of those cases that sat uncomfortable in a grey
area of the law. People in Florida are black, wear hoodies, and walk around
their neighborhoods every day - with out being shot. This case was far more
nuanced then that, but you can understand why some feel that no justice was
served here... even if it is just at an emotional level.Texas on the
other hand is pure politics... pure and simple. And a tourist boycott of Texas
would do really little to no damage to the state as it hardly relies on tourist
dollars. Boycott if you will.... but it is a huge waste of time.
I hope you are ready, willing and able to accept a dose of your own
medicine...Utah's #1 industry is Tourism.
Stevie Wonders announced he will not perform in Florida until they repeal the
Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws and he will not perform in any other state or
country that have similar laws. There are 31 states with SYG laws or something
similar - I don't think his personal boycott will have its desired effect,
My personal boycott of Texas is now about 20 years old. What an awful place.
But what if your wife has relatives there?
"...the war on women in Texas."The victims of the "war
on fetuses" are about 50 percent female.
@Onion Daze.They actually aren't 50% female, as the vast
majority of fetuses aborted legally don't have a sex.
Well Dale, I hope that there is never a nationwide reason to boycott Mormons.
That would hurt West Valley as well as all of Utah.Irony Guy. I
wonder how Texas has prospered all these years without you.
I disagree with Montana's removal of 'reasonable and prudent' and
replacing it with speed limits. No boycott, though, because it's still a
fun place to go.
@ 1:43 p.m.Perhaps the majority of legally aborted fetuses have not
had their sex defined. Well not all collections of living cells are equal.
Removing a human heart or a human fetus is not the same as removing a human
appendix or cutting off excess hair. A human fetus has great value anyway.
The last time I read the news, the Texas legislature required abortion clinics
to have the ability to check in patients at hospitals. So their supposed
"War on Women" fizzled never got off the ground. The legislature put an
end to it. I wonder if Pennsylvania is going to tighten abortion clinic
standards after what they permitted Kermit Gossner to get away with for the last
30 years. Now that is a War on Women.
@Ultra Bob: If you have in-laws in another state, that's the best reason of
all to boycott it.
I used to believe conservatives cared about the unborn.But no
more.Their opposition to increasing the availability and use of
contraceptives--reveals otherwise. Conservatives don't even
care about the kids after they're born--as evidenced by support of policies
to cut food stamps which primarily benefits children.
Does Stevie Wonders boycott include not selling in or having his music played in
those 31 states. I'll bet it doesn't. So his is not a real boycott.
Those who say they boycott Texas, have you checked to make sure your engine oil
isn't from that state. And how about those shrimp you eat, have you
checked to see they didn't come from Florida or Texas? Are you sure your
steak or Sunday roast isn't from Texas? Declared boycotts are so hollow.
Pretty funny point Ernest, I had a good laugh.