Monday, October 05, 2009

Screw Apple -- and Nike, PG&E and Exelon

Honestly, I don't have a problem if someone is stupid enough to believe in global warming. I mean, we don't put folks in jail for believing in UFO's or the Loch Ness Monster or...whatever.

But for a company -- a company -- to come out in favor of a tax increase and a change (not for the good) in the living standards of Americans...well, that's un-American. These guys can kiss my fat rear end. I guarantee you one thing - they'll never get another dollar from me.

In a letter to Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, Apple’s vice president of worldwide government affairs, Catherine Novelli said: “Apple supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions (emphasis mine), and it is frustrating to find the Chamber at odds with us in this effort.”

Novelli is referring to the Chamber’s recent opposition to the Waxman-Markey bill, a resolution “to create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy.”

The Washington Post says that the Chamber has become one of the biggest opponents of emissions-reducing legislation. Donohue issued a statement last week about the bill, saying: “It is neither comprehensive nor international” and it “would almost certainly spur retaliation from global trading partners.”

Apple subsequently resigned from the Chamber, “effective immediately.” Three other companies have left the Chamber because of its position on climate policy; Pacific Gas and Electric, PNM Resources, and Exelon. Nike also relinquished its position on the board, but not its membership.
Nike? Nike? FFS people. Just make the damn shoes...we'll decide who to run over with them.

Swoosh this, Phil.

H/T App Advice

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