Skip to comments.Dick's Sporting Goods Has a Fever, and the Only Cure is Getting Woker and Going Broker
Posted on 08/30/2018 12:06:38 PM PDT by MountainWalker
The Wall Street Journal notes that Dick's is "bucking" a national trend of retailers making gains in this booming, enyugening Trump-fueled economy, by losing 4% year-to-year among comparable stores.
Many on the right have a completely f*cked-up and ass-backwards way of looking at this fight. They believe it's wrong to pressure private businesses into pushing a political agenda. Well, so far, they're right. But then the next link in their chain of reasoning is If we ourselves don't pressure private businesses to push our political agenda, that means private businesses are free of noxious outside pressure to push a political agenda.
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Spectacularly wrong. Incandescently wrong. Bubonically wrong.
Because of course private businesses are always under outside pressure to push a specific politics, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, and this has been going on for 40 or 50 years now.
That pressure, of course, comes from the left.
So refusing to fight the political war over corporate imposition of political norms and rules on society does not stop corporate imposition of political norms and rules on society.
It merely cedes the field entirely to the left.
Corporations have become the primary threat to American freedom of thought and speech in the last decade. This is precisely because they finally realized that the left would rake them over the coals if they did not comply with the left's demands, whereas they knew that pissing off the right was a zero-cost proposition, because all the right ever does is say stupid shit like "Corporations are people too, my friend" and press for corporate speech rights while treating citizen speech rights as a minor matter hardly worth the breath to mention.
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I will never shop with those Rico’s.
You can’t run manly men sports stuff outfit like a girly man and expect to succeed.
Seems to me last quarters report was considered good and their bailing on guns was well into effect. Just wondering??
I sure won’t invest in that company. Any that want to make a political statement over providing for their customers will surely fail.
Will they ban fishing supplies next because it ‘hurts animals’?
I was last in there at Christmas; I found they did not have the special Yeti cooler they advertised. I browsed; the rest of their stuff is way overpriced. Cabela’s or online are far better alternatives.
You may be right. Corporations will often spin their bad numbers, but certainly some of it is erosion from pissed off gun owners and 2A supporters generally. I don’t shop at Dicks or Target anymore except for two inexpensive things that are difficult to get elsewhere: paintball CO2 refills for my sodastream knockoff and sodastream syrups at Target. I’ve ruled them out for all discretionary purchases.
What’s important is that they know that their anti-gun decision is hurting their bottom line, whether or not they admit it publicly.
its a crappy store that leans very far left. they want to get into politics, well then pay the political price.
And liberals think they run the country.
This article seems to be arguing against a point (”conservatives shouldn’t boycott over poor treatment”) that I have literally never heard anybody make.
So between that and deciding to try and score points with the types of people who would never enter a sporting goods store in the first place, in the process offending those of us who have, do, and might again, their corporate management has thoroughly screwed the pooch. If the shareholders haven't the b***s to can them and reverse course nature will take its course. They wouldn't be the first and won't be the last to be run into the ground by a pack of lawyers and accountants who understand nothing about a company's business or its customers. Then again, they are "Dick's".
Go woke, go broke.
He’s talking about the cruise ship cucks who usually don’t expressly tell whatever’s left of their readership not to wage boycotts, but they spill a lot of digital ink telling them that boycotts are dumb, ineffective and a waste of time. They also spend a lot of time lecturing people about how true conservatives don’t seek to bully companies.
It’s not surprising that you haven’t heard anybody making these arguments. No one is reading their magazines anymore bedsides their sugar daddy benefactors and maybe some of their new #resistance besties.
What is “enyugening”?
It’s a made up gerund of “huge” in Trumpspeak.
Asked the same question on google. The only references were to this article.
Some mysterious cryptic message for Enya fans?
Gander Mountain was a far better store.
It deserved to succeed and stick around.
“Seems to me last quarters report was considered good and their bailing on guns was well into effect. Just wondering??”
A paperwork shuffle illusion. They did not purchase inventory in the gun and firearms department. Large amounts of gun inventory were returned and disposed of.
All contributed to a brief one time bump.
Dicks is over. The one near me closed.
Makes sense. Thanks.
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