So after sending off the three oldest girls to theater practice for the afternoon, I headed out with the boys and Jane. We were asked to bring any General Mills products to donate to a local food shelf in protest for their most recent support for gay marriage. You can read more about that here.
Here is one of the comments made in support of corporations taking a stance on political issues:
"It's important for business leaders to make that case that this is an economic issue...... It's not just about gays and lesbians, it's about the kind of state we want and it's about attracting young, well-educated, talented workers to the state.We want to make the case that having a welcoming community is in everyone's best economic interest."
Really? What if I support marriage between one man and a one woman and am backing the amendment in November? Will I not be welcome in the corporate world? No, I'm just one silly, little mother who can speak with her actions, her pocketbook, and her kids! So what about the majority of employees that are in favor of marriage between one man and one woman? Why aren't companies saying they support them? If you're going to support one side, you'd better say you support the other. Or better yet, why not just stay out of it all together? This is a hot button issue, and they know it. It's about popularity and the way the culture is portrayed by a few as swaying. But the majority will be silent no more!
|Gifts from Grandma...Dora Cereal.|
|Bye Bye, Dora!|
Honeyville Farms (for steel cut oats)
As for the canned products, try generics. And here's what you can do with any leftover oatmeal....
|Leftover Oatmeal Raisin Cookies|