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  • Dick’s May Have To Close Stores Due To Anti-Gun Decisions

    12/11/2018 2:19:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 58 replies
    Bearing ^ | 12/7/2018 | Tom Knighton
    I’ve written more about Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2018 than I ever thought I would. When the year started, we thought the company would have gotten the message that taking anti-gun stances wasn’t conducive to profits, but it didn’t. So Dick’s doubled down after Parkland and purged the rest of the AR-15s from its stores and then instituted a discriminatory policy against legal adults. And it’s biting it right in the kiester, too. In remarks made to the Goldman Sachs Retailing Conference and first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, CEO Edward Stack explained that the 3.9 percent decline in...
  • JCPenney does it (to itself) again (Vanity)

    12/04/2018 8:05:58 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 64 replies
    So I was watching TV last night. (Yeah, I know, I know...) and while I was watching, a commercial for JCPenney came on. Now, do you remember a few years ago when they had Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson? Do you remember what happened to sales at JCPenney? You would think that after the disaster that occurred with that, they would learn from their mistakes. Apparently not. I saw two different commercials last night for Penney's , and in both of them the spokesperson was none other than Carson kressley. Remember him? Alumnus of the orginal "Fab Five" on "Queer...
  • Target shares slide after disappointing 3Q earnings results

    11/20/2018 4:52:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/20/18
    Target Corp reported third-quarter earnings and comparable sales below estimates on Tuesday at a time when a strong economy has boosted consumer spending at rival retailers, sending its shares down 7 percent in premarket trade.
  • Stop The Protectionist Media - boycott advertisers

    11/14/2018 3:56:39 AM PST · by McCabe · 14 replies
    November 14, 2018 | McCabe
    Considering that the Democrats in particular, and the left wing in general, are controlling the message emanating from major and minor media outlets I believe it’s time something is done about it. What these “elites” really care about is money and power, which is one and the same. The ONLY way to stop their false news reporting is to hit them where it hurts. When you actually take the time to watch CNN or read the “stories” they post online, it’s quite clear that it’s not just bias they are guilty of, but actual hatred for our president and for...
  • CNN op-ed suggests ‘sex strike’ before midterms to help Democrats

    11/03/2018 7:34:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 112 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 11/3/2018 | Joe Newby
    This is CNN… On Friday, the outlet once dubbed the “least-trusted” name in network news for its rabid anti-Trump and anti-Republican bias, published an op-ed suggesting that women engage in a “sex strike” before the midterm election, no doubt to help Democrats. “It’s time for a revolution,” wrote Wednesday Martin. “At the polls, and in the bedroom. And in our understanding of who women are, sexually and otherwise. Given the tight interweaving of economic and political power with sexual entitlement, female sexual autonomy has never been more urgent, and women’s sexual pleasure has never been more political. Let’s consider what...
  • Democrats boycott another hearing for Trump judicial nominees

    10/24/2018 10:10:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Democrats boycotted Wednesday’s hearing on another slate of President Trump’s judicial nominees, continuing their attempts to hinder Republicans’ plans to stock the courts with an army of conservative judges. The Judiciary Committee heard from four nominees, including two picks for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most liberal panels in the country and long a target for Republicans who complain of activist liberal judges. Wednesday’s boycott is the second in a row after Democrats refused to show for a hearing last week on other court picks. Democrats say it is unprecedented to hold hearings on judges...
  • Tennis Umpires Consider Boycotting Matches by Serena Williams after Recent Outburst at US Open

    09/15/2018 6:50:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Tennis chair umpires are discussing boycotting matches by Serena Williams following her meltdown at the US Open final. The umpires are talking about unionizing following the outburst last weekend. As fallout continues from Saturday’s heated U.S. Open final that saw Naomi Osaka defeat Serena Williams in a match marred by conflict and controversy, tennis umpires are having their say. They’re not pleased with Williams or what they see as a lack of support from the tennis world for chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who was on the receiving end of a heated outburst from the 23-time Grand Slam champion. The Times...
  • 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...
  • Athletic stadiums try to boost attendance by offering up cheaper food prices

    09/09/2018 12:40:15 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 62 replies
    openpaper ^ | Sept. 9, 2018 | staff
    As the NFL kicks off its regular season, some sports teams are experimenting with a secret ingredient to help reverse declining attendance: cheaper food. Recently, the Detroit Lions announced concession discounts for the first hour after gates open at the stadium, with $5 beers and lower-priced meal combos available at certain stands throughout the rest of the game. Lions Team President Rod Wood explained in a statement that the team’s program aims to serve fans “without hurting the quality or speed of service.” To be sure, concession sales are relatively inconsequential to an athletic team’s overall revenue, experts say. Still,...
  • Nike vs In-n-Out: The Silent Majority Have Spoken

    09/05/2018 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies ^ | September 5, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Not all forays into politics are equal. Two companies in the news in the past few days highlight this lesson. The Silent Majority has spoken. This is the story of In-n-Out versus Nike. Let’s start with In-n-Out Burgers. Liberals decided to call for a national boycott because In-n-Out committed the “sin” of donating to the GOP. How idiotic is the idea of boycotting a company for making a political donation? Almost every company, even the small businesses you buy from, is run by someone who has a political opinion. Having that opinion is protected by free speech clause of the...
  • Nike Shares Hit as Kaepernick Ad Spurs Boycott

    09/04/2018 8:58:22 AM PDT · by fungoking · 24 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | UDAY SAMPATH KUMAR
    ...Over 30,000 people were tweeting with the hashtag #NikeBoycott on Tuesday morning U.S. eastern time, making it among the top trending topics on Twitter. Some posted images of themselves burning and ripping their Nike shoes and apparel.
  • Nike shares hit as Kaepernick ad spurs boycott

    09/04/2018 6:25:18 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 124 replies
    Yahoo News / Sports ^ | 9/4/18 | Uday Sampath Kumar
    Shares of Nike Inc fell 3 percent on Tuesday as calls for a boycott of the sportswear giant gained traction on social media following its choice of Colin Kaepernick as a face for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan. Former San Francisco quarterback Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racism, posted a black-and-white close-up of himself on Instagram on Monday featuring the Nike logo and "Just do it" slogan, along with the quote: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." Over 30,000 people were tweeting with...
  • Tourism still suffering in town where diner denied Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    09/03/2018 6:22:50 AM PDT · by ptsal · 118 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-Sept-2018 | staff Associated Press
    <p>LEXINGTON, Va. — A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.</p> <p>The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign.</p>
  • Lexington-area tourism group beefs up marketing in wake of RED Hen controversy

    09/03/2018 4:21:17 AM PDT · by Drango · 73 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Sept 3 2018 | Alison Graham
    LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Regional Tourism approved a recovery plan to boost its marketing after The Red Hen restaurant controversy brought a slew of negative national media coverage this summer. The regional tourism board, with members from Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, met with the Lexington City Council on Thursday for an update on tourism initiatives and numbers. The board had initially approved the recovery plan soon after news of The Red Hen controversy was spreading across the country. At the end of June, the restaurant’s owner declined to serve presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders when she visited the...
  • California Democrats Boycott Of In-N-Out Backfires Spectacularly

    08/31/2018 7:40:56 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    A call from the head of the California Democratic Party to boycott In-N-Out Burger over its $25,000 donation to the GOP, appears to have backfired rather spectacularly according to the Los Angeles Times. Take Anthony Grigore, a true-blue Democrat. But as he waited Thursday at an In-N-Out Burger in El Segundo for his meal, Grigore made it clear party loyalty would only go so far. Just hours earlier, the head of the California Democratic Party called for a boycott of the famed burger chain after a public filing revealed that the company had recently donated $25,000 to the stateÂ’s Republican...
  • A call to boycott In-N-Out meets its own resistance

    08/30/2018 8:48:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | Aug. 30, 2018 | Dakota Smith and Melissa Etehad Los Angeles Times (TNS)
    LOS ANGELES — Anthony Grigore is a Democrat. But as he waited Thursday at an In-N-Out Burger in El Segundo for his meal, Grigore made it clear party loyalty would only go so far. Just hours earlier, the head of the California Democratic Party called for a boycott of the famed burger chain after a public filing revealed that the company had recently donated $25,000 to the state’s Republican Party. “Eating at In-N-Out is such a standard thing to do across California,” Grigore said, dismissing the boycott idea as a bit silly.
  • People Are Boycotting In-N-Out Burger After Learning Of The Chain's GOP Donation

    08/30/2018 12:38:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    MSN Delish ^ | 8-30-2018 | Tess Koman
    A public filing shows In-N-Out Burger, California's famous burger chain, donated $25,000 to the Republican party this past week. After journalist Gabe Schneider broke the news, some people immediately called for a boycott of the restaurants. The Hill reports California Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman was one of the first to voice his opinion. "Et tu In-N-Out?" he tweeted on Thursday. "Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party... it’s time to #BoycottInNOut - let Trump and his cronies support these creeps... perhaps animal style!" According to Fortune, this isn't the first time In-N-Out has supported the...
  • Left-Leaning Fast Food Fans Lose Appetite After In-N-Out Burger Donates To CA GOP

    08/30/2018 11:26:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 57 replies ^ | 8/30/2018 | GRACE DOBUSH
    The late CEO, Rich Snyder, was an evangelical Christian and supporter of Republican candidates, and current president Lynsi Snyder is also devout. Like cult chain Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out doesn’t make its founders’ Christian values a secret, per se. Customers just might be so focused on their Animal Style burgers that they don’t notice the references to Bible quotes printed on the wrappers. However, it’s not clear that the company’s current leadership is nearly as aligned with the Republicans as that of Chick-fil-A, a company that has publicly come out against LGBT rights. According to campaign finance filings, In-N-Out Burger also donated...
  • Russia, China, Iran pulling away from dollar, euro, in oil trade in bid to undercut U.S. sanctions

    08/23/2018 12:41:22 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 8/22/18 | USA Featurs
    As the Trump administration tightens sanctions against Iran and Russia, and as the imposition of tariffs against China as a means of negotiating a more favorable trade arrangement continue, all three nations are moving away from the U.S. dollar primarily when it comes to oil sales, as a way of circumventing the punitive measures. “There is a common understanding that we need to move towards the use of national currencies in our settlements. There is a need for this, as well as the wish of the parties,” Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said earlier this month when discussing the move....
  • LIVE STREAM: President Trump holds rally in Charleston, West Virginia 7 pm on Aug. 21, 2018

    Watch it live at 7 p.m. EST right here on ClickOnDetroit. Trump returning to campaign in West Virginia President Donald Trump is making his sixth visit to West Virginia since taking office. Trump’s campaign says the president will hold a rally Tuesday in Charleston at the Charleston Civic Center. He’s expected to encourage voters to turn out for Republican candidates in the midterm elections, including West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. Morrisey is running against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. Trump’s campaign said he will speak on topics such as the economy, national security, trade and Supreme Court nominee...