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  • Nike has donated three times as much money to Republicans as Democrats this year

    09/24/2018 5:05:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | September 23, 2018 | Blake Schuster
    There seems to be a bit of a disconnect between Nike’s branding and the sporting good giant’s political leanings. While Nike has caught heat from right-leaning supporters for its decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in the company’s latest ad campaign, a new report from the Center for Responsive Politics — a non-profit, non-partisan research group focusing on money in politics — shows that Nike employees and its political action committee have donated more than three times as much money to republican candidates as democratic challengers for the 2018 election season. In all, Nike has given $424,000 to the GOP compared...
  • Colin Kaepernick is Nike's $6 billion man

    09/23/2018 12:19:01 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    CBS news ^ | 23SEp18 | kate Gibson
    The heat Nike has taken over its controversial advertising campaign featuring former NFL start Colin Kaepernick seems to have had another effect: burnishing the iconic brand's appeal to investors. Nike shares have surged 36 percent on the year, making the company the top performer on the Dow's index of 30 blue-chip stocks. The run-up includes a nearly 5 percent increase since Nike's Labor Day announcement that Kaepernick would be featured in its campaign, adding nearly $6 billion to the company's market value. The stock continues to hover near an all-time high, which it reached in mid-September only weeks after some...
  • Nike's Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

    09/20/2018 9:06:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2018 | Staff
    Nike Inc (NKE.N) has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according to data on the company’s online sales from Thomson Reuters Proprietary Research. Kaepernick, who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem, first tweeted the ad on the Labor Day weekend, which immediately sparked demands for a boycott of the company’s products.
  • 1776 United: Caption This

    09/16/2018 8:23:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    1776united So brave... Caption this. 🤣 #soyboy #1776united #blm #fruitboot #nfl #antifa #joinordie
  • Nike is under fire for 'supporting' Trump (2017)

    09/16/2018 7:13:57 PM PDT · by libh8er · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug 17, 2017 | Tanya Dua
    Nike is facing the heat from a California-based grassroots advocacy group, which is demanding that it end its support of President Donald Trump. Courage Campaign is circulating a petition calling for the sportswear brand to relocate its flagship Niketown store from New York City's Trump Tower and end its financial support for Donald Trump. While it appears that the movement is slowly gaining steam online, it is unlikely to overtake Nike's social conversation, said social analytics company Brandwatch. Despite having nothing to do with President Donald Trump's now disbanded councils, the company is taking heat from a California-based grassroots advocacy...
  • Man Waves (Pro Police) Flag Outside West Little Rock Nike Store, Police Called

    09/14/2018 6:21:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Shoppers got more than they bargained for Thursday at the Promenade in west Little Rock after police showed up to find man waving a flag outside the Nike store. "Now what better place to wave the flag than right here in front of the Nike store," Jimmie Cavin can be heard saying in a video he posted to Facebook. Cameras captured Cavin sitting outside the store with a blue-line flag fluttering in the wind. "It was lunch time, so they were full and I know people were watching from over there," Cavin said in an interview...
  • Nike stock closes at all-time high

    09/14/2018 6:24:20 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 46 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 9/14 | Jack Baer
    Ten days after Nike announced that Colin Kaepernick would be the face of its “Just Do It” 30th anniversary ad campaign, the sports apparel behemoth’s stock price closed at an all-time high on Thursday at $83.47, according to a report from Bloomberg. Nike had previously faced a noticeable dip in its stock price in the immediate aftermath of its Kaepernick announcement, dropping nearly 3 percent in the next day of trading at the New York Stock Exchange. That fall has since been made up and more, with the current price slightly besting the company’s previous high of $83.00 from Wednesday...
  • Nike Pays Kaepernick to Push Peddle False, Harmful Narrative of Police Brutality

    09/13/2018 9:58:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/13/2018 | Larry Elder
    The NFL's Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who started the phenomenon of NFL players kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, has finally signed a deal. But not to play football. No NFL team has offered him a contract since he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers. His new deal is with Nike, which plans to use him for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" campaign. The Nike ad, over an image of Kaepernick, reads: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." If Nike truly believed one must "believe in something. Even if it means...
  • Colin Kaepernick to be inducted into his high school's inaugural hall of fame class

    09/13/2018 6:38:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    YahooSports ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    When Turlock, California’s Pitman High School was coming up with a list for its inaugural athletic hall of fame class, it probably didn’t take long before they got to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Twelve years after he graduated from Pitman, five years after he led the San Francisco 49ers to within inches of a Super Bowl title and one year after GQ named him its Citizen of the Year for his highly publicized social activism, Kaepernick will headline his prep alma mater’s first hall of fame class. Kaepernick is expected to attend the ceremony along with eight other inductees...
  • Nike, Columbia Sportswear CEOs make personal statements opposing sanctuary law repeal

    09/12/2018 8:46:14 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 37 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 09/12/2018 | Mike Rogoway
    The chief executives of Nike and Columbia Sportswear, two of the biggest companies in the state, have each written personally to express their opposition to an initiative that would repeal Oregon's sanctuary state law.
  • Former Marine Mocks Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Bravery’ – He Deserves The ‘Medal Of Honor’ (Jesse Kelly)

    09/12/2018 4:12:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2018 | Mike Brest
    [Former U.S. Marine Jesse Kelly on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Friday night] "... Colin Kaepernick is just a guy. He’s an employee who violated the one rule of every employee in the country and that’s make sure your talent outweighs your baggage and he didn’t. He declared America to be racist. When you add in the fact that he read defenses like Helen Keller, he is out of the NFL” ... “I will tell you all the brothers in arms that I serve with, none of them had the bravery to make $39 million in the NFL and then...
  • We Put a Hand Over Our Heart, Nike Puts Thumb in Our Eye

    09/12/2018 12:25:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/18 | Michael Shannon
    It’s time to demonstrate that putting a thumb in the eye of middle America is not a cost–free exercise. If for no other reason than we’re running out of eyes Failed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to stay culturally relevant by depending on the kindness of strangers. If it weren’t for white folks, beginning with his foster parents, Kaepernick might just be another player who peaked early and disappeared. The first white person who bailed him out was — of all people! — President Donald Trump. Colin began his ‘take a knee, look at me’ protest with an example of...
  • Mike Rowe Wades in to Nike-Kaepernick Controversy in BIG WAY

    09/11/2018 10:17:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    constitution.com ^ | 9/11/2018 | Andrew West
    One shining beacon of light, however, has been Mike Rowe; former host of Dirty Jobs, and outspoken American whose views don’t always line up with the liberal media’s. The problem is, unlike some of the other blathering idiots that we are forced to endure on television, Rowe is eloquent, thoughtful, fair, and honest. Those traits are so unforgivably rare these days that even the left-leaning media cannot deny what he has to say. Now, 17 years to the day removed from one of our darkest hours, Mike Rowe has spoken again, and he’s made a suggestion that the nation can...
  • Mike Rowe Finally Weighs in on the Controversial Nike Kaepernick Commercial

    09/11/2018 6:13:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 25 replies
    Faith Wire ^ | September 10, 2018 | Will Maule
    Mike Rowe Finally Weighs in on the Controversial Nike Kaepernick Commercial — and It’s as Perfect as You’d Expect Everybody’s favorite television host, Mike Rowe, has become well-known for his measured response to the biggest scandal of the day. He is careful to hold his tongue, but when he comes out with a few words on the matter, it is invariably wise and fair. Rowe took to Facebook Monday after being asked about his views on the Nike advertisement controversy – his words were exceptional. "We're Going to Do Something."You’ve been very quiet about the Kaepernick PR disaster at Nike....
  • What boycott? Nike sales are up 31 percent since the Kaepernick campaign

    09/11/2018 3:59:14 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 112 replies
    CNBC News ^ | 9/10/2018 | Martha C. White
    President Donald Trump has made his name from sales of everything from suits to steak, but this is his first time selling sneakers — even though that probably wasn’t his intention. Nike sales jumped by 31 percent after debuting quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick as a new company spokesman — and market observers say the president’s public displays of anger may have backfired by drawing more attention to Nike. “Controversial endorsements tend to generate a lot of hype,” said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst for retail at The NPD Group, a market research firm. “These kinds of statements and brand partnerships make...
  • Transgender Model... Confirms Colin Kaepernick Relationship; 49ers Quarterback Remains Silent

    09/10/2018 7:29:15 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 126 replies
    © Copyright 2018 Newsweek Media Group ^ | Fkashback: 02/08/16 at 5:45 pm | By Maria Vultaggio
    Transgender model Mia Isabella, who was involved in the reputed Tyga and Kylie Jenner cheating scandal, said she and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick were once in a romantic relationship. Isabella originally remained quiet about her love for Kaepernick to “protect” him. “I loved him very much and he cared for me greatly, but in order to protect his brand I made him walk away from me,” she told International Business Times via email Monday. “Knowing the persecution he would face because I’m a Trans woman.” They have not spoken since late September, she added.
  • Jim Carrey educates Americans on Canadian health care in ‘Real Time’ rant (with phony information)

    09/10/2018 4:59:34 PM PDT · by jerod · 30 replies
    msn ^ | September 10, 2018
    Jim Carrey delivered a succinct one-minute lecture on Canadian health care to American audiences on Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday night. Fed up with what he perceives as inaccurate descriptions of the Canadian health-care system, Carrey made it clear that he thinks the country's medical care is in great shape and didn't mince words in his brief monologue. "I grew up in Canada, OK? We have socialized medicine," said a Nike-wearing Carrey to Maher's audience. "I'm here to tell you this bulls**t line you get on all of the political shows from people is that it's a failure....
  • Photoshop Time! Just do it!

    09/10/2018 4:32:55 PM PDT · by Nateman · 52 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | Sep 10, 2018 | Nateman
    I had this idea for a graphic and posted it earlier.It occured to me this could become a whole photoshop thread, so I made some more entries! Please feel free to join in the fun!
  • Ratings: Sunday Night Football Down vs. Year Ago, Miss America Plunges

    09/10/2018 11:12:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 10, 2018 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    NBC Sunday Night Football‘s coverage of the Packers’ win over the Bears averaged about 19.4 million total viewers and a 6.6 demo rating in the fast nationals, down 11 and 17 percent from last season’s Sunday opener. Last year’s Cowboys/Bears match-up went on to report 24.4 million viewers and a 9.1 rating in finals. Over on ABC, Miss America (4.3 mil/0.7) dropped 20 and 26 percent from last year’s pageant. Elsewhere, CBS’ Big Brother (5.7 mil/1.5) rose 21 percent and two tenths from last Sunday, while Fox’s Rel sneak preview drew 5.1 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating leading...
  • Louisiana mayor prohibits Nike purchases for recreational programs: reports

    09/10/2018 8:21:53 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Louisiana mayor reportedly banned his city’s recreation programs from purchasing Nike products in the wake of an ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Mayor Ben Zahn, of Kenner, signed a memo last week that states that “[u]nder no circumstances” can any Nike apparel or equipment be “purchased for use or delivery” at any recreation facilities in the city. “Effective immediately all purchases made by any booster club operating at any Kenner Recreation Facility for wearing apparel, shoes, athletic equipment and/or any athletic product must be approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, or his...