Sunday, October 01, 2006

Citgo rolls Snake Eyes



I've never been the biggest fan of convenience stores, even though they have made everyone's life a little easier. I guess I see them as taking away from the mom-and-pop corner stores of my youth. This is of course a silly reason to dislike a store, especially one that exponentially increased the choices to neighborhood consumers over the past thirty years or so, but I am a silly person, I admit. I have a newfound respect for the Seven Eleven chain, though. Recently the company-an enormous chain with over thirty thousand stores, worldwide- made a nice move. They dropped a partnership held with Citgo which was twenty years old. I don't care why they dropped Chavez's government-owned oil company. The company reports that they dropped it because of the anticipated boycott and the harm it would do to the company and its employees, who don't agree with Chavez's sulfurous comments in the UN recently. That's fine. I'll consider the boycott effective and I'll consider Seven-Eleven as an active member of the boycott, whether they say so or not.

Thank heaven for 7-11! I hope more companies jump on the bandwagon!

10 comments:

mig said...

I agree with you on this one. I have mailed a comment to 7-11 telling them that if they had 7-11's here, I would chose them for dropping Citgo.
I haven't pulled into a Citgo for ages. And I don't care if it doesn't change anything in the land of big business and world government. You don't come to my home and insult my family and the decor.
When I drive by a Citgo, I want to put a big sign near it saying, Boycott Citgo.

Hawkeye® said...

I feel sorry for the vast majority of Citgo's U.S. employees. They had nothing to do with the sale of their company to Chavez. I'm angry that the Bush administration allowed the sale go through. He should have declared Citgo an asset of national importance. We need to establish energy independence... so we do that by selling our assets? DUH!

Regards...

The trotting Possum said...

Hawkeye has it right. A lot of U.S. employees will suffer because we will not tolerate the ravings of this mini-me Castro.

I shall try to avoid Citgo, in the intricacies of the world petroleum market. It means starving the Venezuealan people further than their "benevolent leader", but it will reveal the ultimate evil. Chavez is a clown and a demagogue, and if his people react fast enough, they will pre-empt the day he exerts true influence.

The trotting Possum said...

Ya, I read blogs!

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Beerme said...

Yes, the shame of a boycott is that it harms all of the employees of Citgo, innocent and Chavez alike. Also, while Chavez and his cronies suck the life out of the country, the people will suffer. That is the nature of third-world tinpot communist dictators. As for Citgo, if the boycott is successful, the company will be devalued and will be purchased by someone else at a loss.

I'll continue to pass the Citgo stations by and will pull into a 7-11 every chance I get.

camojack said...

I read about that; good for 7-11!!!

Beerme said...

camo,

Now I remember why a 7-11 post seemed like deja vu to me!

camojack said...

Heh...yeah. :-)