Saturday, September 30, 2006

A boycott worth your while

There's a new blogroll I've affiliated with called "Bloggers Boycotting Communist Citgo". As I posted here earlier, Citgo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of Venezuela.

As a government-owned body, its profits go directly to the government of Hugo Chavez, which in turn allows him to purchase fighter jets by the dozen and assault rifles by the tens of thousands from Russia.

Southland Corporation's 7-11 stores have severed their relationship with Citgo, which is a huge win. I'd like to think they did that out of a sense of outrage over Komrade Hugo's diatribe against America at the UN, but the cynic in me says that they saw a larger backlash against Citgo coming, and ditched them.

But Citgo gas isn't just available at 7-11 stores...they're all over the place. So if you need to fill up, please do it somewhere else!

1 comment:

Mark said...

See for a partial listing of gasoline retailers, their ownership... And a quick story on CITGO ... from the Clinton days.