If you live in Florida (or surrounding states), you know ALLLLLLL about the magic of Pub Subs. For those who don’t know, I’m talking about the grocery store Publix, where shopping truly is a pleasure. (I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older that I get really excited about certain grocery stores. I’m not sure if I should be concerned?) They have the best turkey meat (Boar’s Head for life), a fantastic bakery with amazing carrot cake, mutli-grain bread made by angels and PUB SUBS.
The fried chicken tender sub is the best. No question.
I’m also a fan of Hannaford. They don’t have those in Florida, but their whoopie pies and stuffed cream cheese pumpkin muffins are the BOMB.
ANYWAY. Sorry. I could go on forever about the pros and cons of grocery stores. Sorry not sorry.
Publix is apparently supporting Adam Putnam’s gubernatorial run in Florida. Members of MSM have branded Putnam an “NRA sellout.”
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) May 15, 2018
Publix doesn’t care, which makes me love it even more.
Publix, the heirs to the company’s founder and its current and former leaders have given Putnam $670,000 in the last three years — or enough money to buy 74,527 chicken tender subs.
No other Florida candidate has ever come close to that kind of subsidy from Florida’s largest Fortune 500 company. Its most recent contribution, a $100,000 donation on April 30, was the largest, too, according to the latest campaign finance filings.
It’s really not all that weird.
Putnam, like Publix, is a product of Polk County. He hails from Bartow, just 20 minutes from Publix’s headquarters in Lakeland — which company officials say is a factor in their support for him.
Spokesman Brian West said, “As the hometown candidate, Publix has had a long-standing relationship with Commissioner Putnam. We support pro-business candidates, and believe Commissioner Putnam will make a great governor.”
David Hogg is ticked and is threatening to buy muffins elsewhere now.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 15, 2018
It sounds like he wants people to follow suit, and I suddenly feel inspired to go grocery shopping at Publix later today.
Do you even work?? You call for boycotts but I wonder…do you even file a tax return? I don’t think so, a weekly allowance isn’t taxable
— Francesca DAbruzzo (@RougePappillon) May 15, 2018
Giving up the pubsub shows your commitment!
— Aashish Shukla (@aashishukla) May 16, 2018
His life consists of whining about the NRA and calling for boycotts. How sad and pathetic is that?
By the way, Publix doesn’t directly give money to the NRA, so chill the heck out.
Hi, Supporting our associates, customers and communities is always top of mind for Publix, especially when tragedies strike like natural disasters and gun violence. When we are deciding which political candidates to financially support during an election, we consider a… 1/2
— Publix (@Publix) May 15, 2018
…number of factors. Publix has not provided financial support to the National Rifle Association. ■Matthew 2/2
— Publix (@Publix) May 15, 2018
Don’t worry Publix. We stand behind you. No reason to cave to these folks. Most of them probably don’t even shop with you now. Most probably don’t live in your area of service. Stand up to bullies.
— DeploribusUnum (@Deploribusunum2) May 16, 2018
Don’t apologize Publix. There’s no need.