If true, this is disconcerting. I don't disapprove of teh tactic, I would have done the same thing. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend". Works for me.
But conversely, I would not have criticized HD for paying people to represent them at meetings, rallies, etc.
Representation. The job descriptions are similar - the lawyers just get a bigger paycheck.
Home Depot paid outside people to pretend that they lived in the S-T area. How does that equate with asking for donations to hire a lawyer to help fight a tyrant like HD. Every rational person that contibuted to the N2HD fund is a S-T Patriot. Those who didn't help, are the slag you have to put up within a modern society. Those S-T people that gave of their time to attend the meetings were not paid for their services. They were concerned citizens.
When the chips are down and you can't do any more yourself, you hire help. If you don't have money to pay that help, you beg. Do-It Center and every local business that donated funds to the cause helped the fight continue.
There's a wonderful old saying "Put your money where your mouth is!" Don't criticize those who did something to help the community.
and you know, too , doc, it's not like do-it is a competitor that has their sites on the same property as HD or something like that. Saying N2HD accepting money from do-it is as unscrupulous as HD hiring outsiders to pose as support is as relevant as saying our family is participating in a scam when we donate $$ to N2HD because
we don't want the quality of life in our neighborhood and ultimately our property values to drop !
That is the truth for every member of this community...
those in this community that donate to N2HD are simply paying someone to represent that truth.
Home Depot is paying alot of people to wear orange shirts and essentially tell a whopper of a story
without sayng a word, that they support a homedepot in S-T during every important meeting . It's a lie.
And when you've got the truth on your side no ones muddled logic or story telling can change that.
in your pipe and smoke it Home Depot !!