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Complaints prompt Publix to remove calendar that omitted Pearl Harbor (Put Islamic New Year Instead)
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1-10-10

Posted on 01/10/2010 2:11:44 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

Responding to customers' complaints, Publix has stopped distributing a free 2010 calendar that marked Dec. 7 as the start of the Islamic New Year but excluded the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Joyce Kaufman, whose radio talk show on WFTL-AM 850 is broadcast from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties, criticized the supermarket chain on her show Wednesday, saying the company failed to include Pearl Harbor in a calendar that it had widely provided at supermarkets in recent weeks.

Kaufman, a Coconut Creek resident, said omitting the Pearl Harbor anniversary would disappoint World War II veterans. She told the Sun Sentinel she also considers some Muslims -- only those who are "radical and want to destroy Western civilization" -- as enemies of the United States.

She urged listeners to call Publix if the calendar offended them. The supermarket company received several complaints, mostly about the Pearl Harbor anniversary missing from the calendar, Publix officials said.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


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KEYWORDS: calendar; grocery; islam; muslimamericans; pearlharbor; publix

1 posted on 01/10/2010 2:11:47 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

I am a Publix shopper....have been all my life. This has been the biggest slap to the face they could do..period. Publix serves one of the largest military retiree’s in the country...Florida...and this is the thanks they get.

I am still filing a complaint. I don’t care that they have pulled the calendar now. I suggest we all do the same.


2 posted on 01/10/2010 2:14:01 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Very sad that this happened. When you figure in that U.S. History has been placed on the back burner in favor of world politics and social studies, no wonder this is happening more and more on all things American.


3 posted on 01/10/2010 2:14:47 PM PST by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Sorry, but I probably wouldn’t put Pearl Harbor Day on a wall calendar, either.


4 posted on 01/10/2010 2:16:04 PM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The majority of AMERICANS don’t care when the Islamic New Year starts. They do, however, care about AMERICAN history.


5 posted on 01/10/2010 2:17:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Remember in November! Throw all of the bums out!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Long time Publix shopper.

Not only did I file a complaint, I demanded that the fool who put together, and the fool who approved, this calendar be terminated.

I also reminded them that there are plenty of other grocery options in Jacksonville.


6 posted on 01/10/2010 2:17:04 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Once they've called you a racist, you've got nothing to lose.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Why is it that almost every large retail operation has people in it promoting anti-Americanism and anti-traditionalism?


7 posted on 01/10/2010 2:17:32 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Sloth
Sorry, but I probably wouldn’t put Pearl Harbor Day on a wall calendar, either.

It's very common to indicate Pearl Harbor Day on calendars.

8 posted on 01/10/2010 2:17:41 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (New Wizard of Oz: Pelosi as the Wicked Witch of the West & Michelle as the Wicked Witch of the East.)
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To: BlessedBeGod

Very true...two of mine in my house have it listed.


9 posted on 01/10/2010 2:22:18 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
I am still filing a complaint. I don’t care that they have pulled the calendar now. I suggest we all do the same.

In addition to filing a complaint, why don't you stop shopping there, especially if they are jihadist sympathizers.

10 posted on 01/10/2010 2:33:49 PM PST by notaliberal (Palin supporter)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Yep. I even have one from a Catholic seminary (the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus OH), which has it along with all of the Catholic feast days.


11 posted on 01/10/2010 2:37:43 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (New Wizard of Oz: Pelosi as the Wicked Witch of the West & Michelle as the Wicked Witch of the East.)
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To: Sloth

Pearl Harbor used to be on calendars a lot.

However, if you are going to leave it off, it is a major PR error to replace it with a holiday that is a major celebration by the people that caused our NEWEST Pearl Harbor.

My mom can recall everything that happened that Dec 7th, the day that will live in infamy. I understood it better when the towers came down.


12 posted on 01/10/2010 2:39:02 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: My Favorite Headache
It is around us more and more. The Islamification of the world . Sharia law. Not a good sign.
13 posted on 01/10/2010 2:45:46 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Why can't Michelle practice law anymore?))
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To: lovesdogs

pinging you!


14 posted on 01/10/2010 2:50:21 PM PST by Dinah Lord
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To: My Favorite Headache

George Jenkins is rolling in his grave over this B.S. Winn-Dixie, here I come!


15 posted on 01/10/2010 2:56:08 PM PST by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: Sloth
Sorry, but I probably wouldn’t put Pearl Harbor Day on a wall calendar, either.

Do you suggest we also forget about 9/11/01? Part of what has shaped us as a country and a people are the bad things that have been done to us. We do not forget that those things happened, nor do we forget our response to them.

16 posted on 01/10/2010 3:19:24 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: My Favorite Headache

I just looked at my extra large Office Depot calendar and they have “Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day(US)” and they also have “First of Muharran” on Dec. 7th.


17 posted on 01/10/2010 3:23:29 PM PST by shiva
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To: My Favorite Headache
Fixed it.


18 posted on 01/10/2010 3:24:49 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: My Favorite Headache
I have been a long time shopper at Publix...

...The nearest one to me has huge support and appreciation from the senior citizens.

The staff are kind, caring and listen to complaints.

If someone at the corporate level has done this (calendar) they should, of course, deal with the fall-out and complaints (I wasn't aware of the calendar)

But the personal managers at my store, couldn't be nicer and more helpful.....and no doubt, had any imput with the calendar.

19 posted on 01/10/2010 3:46:32 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Dinah Lord

Dinah, thanks for the ping on the new thread.

I was very peeved at them. I emailed, spoke to manager of my local store (while giving back the cussed calendar and drawing a small crowd). I asked for a public apology and they gave one...but not a good one. I am still stuck on the excuse the manager gave me about a printer’s error...utter BS.

I expect that they will still get some of my business, but not anywhere near the 100% that they used to get. Actions need to have consequences.


20 posted on 01/10/2010 3:56:14 PM PST by lovesdogs
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To: humblegunner

LOL you have a crystal ball?!


21 posted on 01/10/2010 6:08:59 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Guenevere

Yeah that is the problem a lot don’t understand. Where do people go shop for “good” groceries if not the place you trust the most? Publix blows Winn-Dixie, Albertsons, and Wal-Mart out of the water when it comes to quality.

That is why this is particularly painful to read.


22 posted on 01/10/2010 6:11:43 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: hsalaw
Do you suggest we also forget about 9/11/01?

I suggest we not note it on calendars.

23 posted on 01/10/2010 6:48:43 PM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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