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NOM’s dumps are flattening out

Timothy Kincaid

July 30th, 2012

For a while it was really exciting to see just how far National Organization for Marriage’s big dumps were going to run. But now things are flattening out and fewer and fewer people are joining the NOM dump parade.

Since the 5th of July, the National Organization for Marriage has added 1,178 new signatories to its Dump Starbucks project and since the 13th an additional 861 have promised to look for alternatives to General Mills products, bringing the totals to 46,624 and 23,915 respectively. And that’s something to be proud of.

Okay, it’s not all roses and spilt coffee. Yes, we have to admit that the 40 Eagle Scouts who have returned their badges to the Boy Scouts of America (about 0.07% of all living Eagle Scouts) are about 10 times the ratio of dumpers to US General Mills customers (about 0.007%). But, by golly, we’re sure the numbers would be much higher if our Big Dump supporters were not boycotting Apple and Microsoft and their local library and the US Postal Service and the local tribe’s smoke signals and not cowering under their beds eating deep fried chicken sandwiches.

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David in Houston
July 30th, 2012 | LINK

Wow… a massive 46,624 people! I’m almost embarrassed for them. You’d think with the power and influence that NOM has over all the citizens in America (with all of their lie-filled ads against marriage equality), those numbers should have been in the hundreds of thousands (millions?) by now, right?

Message to NOM: “99.99999% of the public doesn’t even know who you are, and isn’t interested in the homophobia and bigotry that you’re selling. On the plus side, you only have 311,550,000 more people to convince that you’re not simply a hate group secretly run by religious organizations. Good luck with that.

StraightGrandmother
July 31st, 2012 | LINK

Anyway I don’t even believe it is that many. NOM lies as a policy, they are just coding those numbers in. NOM is ALL astro Turf powered by a couple big donors.

Richard Rush
July 31st, 2012 | LINK

Backing up and looking at the long-term trend tells me something that is a certainty, with only the precise timing in question: Unless it completely changes its mission, NOM itself will end up in a dumpster.

Mark F.
August 2nd, 2012 | LINK

NOM maybe needs to add some fiber to get better dumps.

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