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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

WOOHOO!

Hah! That'll learn that asshole to mouth off.

As I mentioned in this post, I think we should boycott Citgo (7-Eleven) gasoline because it is wholly owned by Venezuela, which is in turn dictated by that Steaming Pile of Shit Hugo Chavez.

Sure, it would hurt the small business owner, but hey. It would also hurt the corporation. They can always select another supplier.

But looky here! We only have to boycott them for another week!
From Fox news: in it's entirety, because it's just too good to make snippets out of.
7-Eleven to End Relationship with Venezuela-Backed Citgo

DALLAS — Convenience store operator 7-Eleven Inc. is dropping Venezuela-backed Citgo as its gasoline supplier at more than 2,100 locations and switching to its own brand of fuel.

The retailer said Wednesday it will purchase fuel from several distributors, including Tower Energy Group of Torrance, Calif., Sinclair Oil of Salt Lake City, and Houston-based Frontier Oil Corp.

A spokeswoman for Dallas-based 7-Eleven said its 20-year contract with Citgo Petroleum Corp. ends next week. About 2,100 of 7-Eleven's 5,300 U.S. stores sell gasoline.

Citgo is a Houston-based subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, and the foreign parent became a public-relations issue for 7-Eleven because of comments by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Chavez has called President George W. Bush the devil and an alcoholic. The U.S. government has warned that Chavez is a destabilizing force in Latin America.

7-Eleven spokesman Margaret Chabris said that, "Regardless of politics, we sympathize with many Americans' concern over derogatory comments about our country and its leadership recently made by Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez."

Chabris said a boycott of Citgo gasoline would hurt the 4,000 employees of the U.S. subsidiary, who have no connection to Venezuela.

7-Eleven had been considering creating its own brand of fuel since at least early last year. Company officials said at the time they had spoken with independent fuel distributors.
We may now join hands and sing "Fuck you Chavez".
Anyone know off-hand how much that outburst is going to cost him?



Hat tip to the Mark of Maricopa.

3 comments:

Jean said...

yeahhhhhhhhhhh!!

Lee said...

I tried to find the figures, but couldn't. It's gotta be in the tens of millions per year.

It's nice to see a corporation come through, even though this decision was likely made well before any of the Chavez idiocy happened, and this is just a play for good press.

What, me a cynic?

curmudgeon said...

I'm sure they were tossing it around for several months at least. But he definitely sealed the deal.