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  1. #1
    merryb Guest

    Default Boycotting Kellogs

    I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    OT...Do any of you agree with me?

  2. #2
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    On Feb 6, 2:49 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    > He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > OT...Do any of you agree with me?


    Nope. And Kellogg's, or any other company, certainly has a right to
    have endorsements from people they think are good examples. Nobody
    needs to do marijuana. He may be young, but he was old enough to know
    better. The suspension from swimming competition for 3 months will
    hurt him more.

    Good for Kellogg's. I'm glad there are still outfits out there who
    are not willing to compromise.

    N.

  3. #3
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    On 2009-02-06, merryb <[email protected]> wrote:

    > OT...Do any of you agree with me?


    Yes, but I don't give a tinker's damn about Phelps. I quit eating Kellog's
    ANYTHING years ago because it's overpriced crap.

    nb

  4. #4
    Mr. Bill Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    On Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:49:20 -0800 (PST), merryb <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >OT...Do any of you agree with me?


    Nope....when you get to write the check, you get to make the decision.
    This wasn't his first offense....actually, he has a past DUI. He
    just happened to be photographed. Bad timing on his part. Kids
    don't need to see their heros behaving in this manor.


  5. #5
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    merryb wrote:
    > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    > He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > OT...Do any of you agree with me?



    I think I already am. I can't think of any of their products that I buy.
    The only cold cereal I buy is Shredded Wheat. While the price of that
    has increased over the last year or so, others have got ridiculously
    expensive..... for mushed up and dried cereal grains. I am back into
    oatmeal and cream of wheat for expensive. A 1 kg bag of oatmeal costs
    about half the price of a box of cereal and lasts 4 times longer.

    I don't understand why athletes get sanctioned for smoking pot. No one
    worries if they get drunk. Some say they call it dope because it makes
    you stupid and impairs performance. Sports organizations ban performance
    enhancing drugs. Does this mean that marijuana is a performance
    enhancing drug?



  6. #6
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    merryb <[email protected]> wrote in news:c2a88f45-c4ee-4dc9-99e8-
    [email protected]:

    > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    > He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > OT...Do any of you agree with me?
    >



    No.

    As a swimming "star" he is a role model for kids. That's why his mug was on
    the cereal boxes.

    If you're willing to have drug addicts pictures promoting cereal for kids,
    why not have murderers and child molesters do it as well??


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.

    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

  7. #7
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    merryb said...

    > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    > He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > OT...Do any of you agree with me?



    merryb,

    OK! I'll stop buying my twice annual share of Nutrigrain waffles.

    Best,

    Andy

  8. #8
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    Nancy2 <[email protected]> wrote in news:4dbd3075-78b5-4a6d-89ad-
    [email protected]:

    > On Feb 6, 2:49 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >> I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    >> He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    >> was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    >> performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    >> guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    >> Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    >> OT...Do any of you agree with me?

    >
    > Nope. And Kellogg's, or any other company, certainly has a right to
    > have endorsements from people they think are good examples. Nobody
    > needs to do marijuana. He may be young, but he was old enough to know
    > better. The suspension from swimming competition for 3 months will
    > hurt him more.
    >
    > Good for Kellogg's. I'm glad there are still outfits out there who
    > are not willing to compromise.
    >
    > N.
    >



    Well said.



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.

    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote in news:498ca55c$0
    $22979$[email protected]:


    >
    > I don't understand why athletes get sanctioned for smoking pot. No one
    > worries if they get drunk. Some say they call it dope because it makes
    > you stupid and impairs performance. Sports organizations ban performance
    > enhancing drugs. Does this mean that marijuana is a performance
    > enhancing drug?
    >



    No. It's an *illegal* substance.

    It's called 'dope', because you have to be one to use it.


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.

    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

  10. #10
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    On Feb 6, 1:24*pm, PeterL <Pet...@brissie.com> wrote:
    > Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@DELETETOREPLYsympatico.ca> wrote in news:498ca55c$0
    > $22979$9a6e1...@news.newshosting.com:
    >
    >
    >
    > > I don't understand why athletes get sanctioned for smoking pot. No one
    > > worries if they get drunk. Some say they call it dope because it makes
    > > you stupid and impairs performance. Sports organizations ban performance
    > > enhancing drugs. *Does this mean that marijuana is a performance
    > > enhancing drug?

    >
    > No. It's an *illegal* substance.
    >
    > It's called 'dope', because you have to be one to use it.
    >
    > --
    > Peter Lucas
    > Brisbane
    > Australia
    >
    > Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.
    >
    > Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


    Give me a break!

  11. #11
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    merryb wrote:
    > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    > He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > OT...Do any of you agree with me?


    Not all all. Kelloggs can pick and choose who it's wants to be associated
    with, and frankly I don't blame them one bit.

    -sw

  12. #12
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    On Feb 6, 1:22*pm, PeterL <Pet...@brissie.com> wrote:
    > merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote in news:c2a88f45-c4ee-4dc9-99e8-
    > f7ad724ea...@e1g2000pra.googlegroups.com:
    >
    > > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    > > He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > > was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > > performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > > guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > > Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > > OT...Do any of you agree with me?

    >
    > No.
    >
    > As a swimming "star" he is a role model for kids. That's why his mug was on
    > the cereal boxes.
    >
    > If you're willing to have drug addicts pictures promoting cereal for kids,
    > why not have murderers and child molesters do it as well??
    >
    > --
    > Peter Lucas
    > Brisbane
    > Australia
    >
    > Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.
    >
    > Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


    What makes you think he's a drug addict? Maybe he was smoking
    tobacco...

  13. #13
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    PeterL said...

    > merryb <[email protected]> wrote in news:c2a88f45-c4ee-4dc9-99e8-
    > [email protected]:
    >
    >> I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    >> He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    >> was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    >> performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    >> guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    >> Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    >> OT...Do any of you agree with me?
    >>

    >
    >
    > No.
    >
    > As a swimming "star" he is a role model for kids. That's why his mug was
    > on the cereal boxes.
    >
    > If you're willing to have drug addicts pictures promoting cereal for
    > kids, why not have murderers and child molesters do it as well??



    Peter,

    Look at the bigger picture!

    He doesn't have a career in swimming.

    There's no "Disney in Water"!!! There's no pro swimming, period!

    He got his medals and what's left to do?

    Nothing.

    Look at the pro sports drug conduct of players making millions and draw a
    fair comparison!

    You're way off the mark!

    Best,

    Andy

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    On Feb 6, 1:31*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > PeterL said...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote in news:c2a88f45-c4ee-4dc9-99e8-
    > > f7ad724ea...@e1g2000pra.googlegroups.com:

    >
    > >> I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    > >> He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > >> was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > >> performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > >> guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > >> Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > >> OT...Do any of you agree with me?

    >
    > > No.

    >
    > > As a swimming "star" he is a role model for kids. That's why his mug was
    > > on the cereal boxes.

    >
    > > If you're willing to have drug addicts pictures promoting cereal for
    > > kids, why not have murderers and child molesters do it as well??

    >
    > Peter,
    >
    > Look at the bigger picture!
    >
    > He doesn't have a career in swimming.
    >
    > There's no "Disney in Water"!!! There's no pro swimming, period!
    >
    > He got his medals and what's left to do?
    >
    > Nothing.
    >
    > Look at the pro sports drug conduct of players making millions and draw a
    > fair comparison!
    >
    > You're way off the mark!
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Exactly- look at Barry Bonds!

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    On Feb 6, 5:24*pm, Je▀us <tes...@sandoz.labs.org> wrote:
    > On Fri, 06 Feb 2009 13:29:36 -0800, merryb wrote:
    > > On Feb 6, 1:22*pm, PeterL <Pet...@brissie.com> wrote:
    > >> merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote in news:c2a88f45-c4ee-4dc9-99e8-
    > >> f7ad724ea...@e1g2000pra.googlegroups.com:

    >
    > >> > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps..
    > >> > He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > >> > was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > >> > performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > >> > guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > >> > Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > >> > OT...Do any of you agree with me?

    >
    > >> No.

    >
    > >> As a swimming "star" he is a role model for kids. That's why his mug
    > >> was on the cereal boxes.

    >
    > >> If you're willing to have drug addicts pictures promoting cereal for
    > >> kids, why not have murderers and child molesters do it as well??

    >
    > >> --
    > >> Peter Lucas
    > >> Brisbane
    > >> Australia

    >
    > >> Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.

    >
    > >> Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

    >
    > > What makes you think he's a drug addict? Maybe he was smoking tobacco....

    >
    > Tobacco would be frowned upon - whereas using Cannabis makes him a "drug
    > addict". Surely you can see the distinction? ;-)
    >
    > --
    > "Some days we don't let the line move at all. We call those weekdays"
    > Patty and Selma Bouvier, 1996- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    That is so ridiculous, but you are so right!

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    On Feb 6, 12:53*pm, Nancy2 <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote:
    > On Feb 6, 2:49 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    > > He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > > was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > > performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > > guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > > Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > > OT...Do any of you agree with me?

    >
    > Nope. *And Kellogg's, or any other company, certainly has a right to
    > have endorsements from people they think are good examples. *Nobody
    > needs to do marijuana. *He may be young, but he was old enough to know
    > better. *The suspension from swimming competition for 3 months will
    > hurt him more.
    >
    > Good for Kellogg's. *I'm glad there are still outfits out there who
    > are not willing to compromise.
    >
    > N.


    Geez, have you ever even tried it? Do you drink? Take any prescription
    drugs?

  17. #17
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    On 2009-02-06, merryb <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Exactly- look at Barry Bonds!


    Looks like a fat bloated cow. I'd say he's ready for slaughter.

    nb

  18. #18
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    On Feb 6, 5:32*pm, Je▀us <tes...@sandoz.labs.org> wrote:
    > On Fri, 06 Feb 2009 13:37:04 -0800, merryb wrote:
    > > On Feb 6, 5:24*pm, Je▀us <tes...@sandoz.labs.org> wrote:
    > >> On Fri, 06 Feb 2009 13:29:36 -0800, merryb wrote:
    > >> > On Feb 6, 1:22*pm, PeterL <Pet...@brissie.com> wrote:
    > >> >> merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote in news:c2a88f45-c4ee-4dc9-99e8-
    > >> >> f7ad724ea...@e1g2000pra.googlegroups.com:

    >
    > >> >> > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael
    > >> >> > Phelps. He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him
    > >> >> > while he was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't
    > >> >> > enhance his performance, and it had nothing to do with his
    > >> >> > swimming abilities. I guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm
    > >> >> > boycotting Kelloggs. Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so
    > >> >> > I didn't label this as OT...Do any of you agree with me?

    >
    > >> >> No.

    >
    > >> >> As a swimming "star" he is a role model for kids. That's why his mug
    > >> >> was on the cereal boxes.

    >
    > >> >> If you're willing to have drug addicts pictures promoting cereal for
    > >> >> kids, why not have murderers and child molesters do it as well??

    >
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Peter Lucas
    > >> >> Brisbane
    > >> >> Australia

    >
    > >> > What makes you think he's a drug addict? Maybe he was smoking
    > >> > tobacco...

    >
    > >> Tobacco would be frowned upon - whereas using Cannabis makes him a
    > >> "drug addict". Surely you can see the distinction? ;-)

    >
    > > That is so ridiculous, but you are so right!

    >
    > I wish I wasnt right, but this is the world we live in :\- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    It's quite sad...there are so many other things that are worse and
    legal. I wonder how many Kelloggs executives inbibe, or if they just
    stick to a 3 martini lunch...

  19. #19
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs

    merryb wrote:
    > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    > He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > OT...Do any of you agree with me?


    No doubt his contract has a moralities clause. All he had to do
    was keep his nose clean. In this day and age, anyone with a
    camera can take your picture, he was a fool for thinking it
    wouldn't get out. I don't feel sorry for him, it stinks but it's not
    like he'll be broke any time soon. He's poorer and maybe a
    little wiser.

    nancy

  20. #20
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Boycotting Kellogs


    On 6-Feb-2009, merryb <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm so disgusted by the treatment by Kelloggs towards Michael Phelps.
    > He made a mistake by letting someone take a picture of him while he
    > was taking a bong hit, but this is ridiculous! It didn't enhance his
    > performance, and it had nothing to do with his swimming abilities. I
    > guess it's the image thing, but still, I'm boycotting Kelloggs.
    > Kelloggs is a food manufacturing company, so I didn't label this as
    > OT...Do any of you agree with me?


    Most definitely disagree with you; he's not the victim you make him out to
    be be. Phelps was hired by Kelloggs to enhance their image and goodwill by
    being a positive role model spokesperson. His mistake was NOT in letting
    someone take his picture; his mistake was in breaking the law (whether
    either of us agree with the law doesn't matter). He is now publicly
    portrayed as a scofflaw, rather than the athletic hero Kellogg's hired to
    enhance its image by association. They are right in dissociating themselves
    from him; with the hefty paycheck he received from them came a
    responsibility to comport himself in a manner consistent with the positive
    image he was hired for.

    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

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