Steve Kelley for May 26, 2023

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    Flashaaway  4 months ago

    How deep in the closet are those trying to ban rainbow coloured goods?

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    Michael Peterson Premium Member 4 months ago

    Nice to be able to shop at a store where you won’t run into bigots and hatemongers.

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    Odon Premium Member 4 months ago

    Politics is the arrow, humanity is the target. For many life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is still restricted.

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    aristoclesplato9  4 months ago

    Companies are free to do as they please when it comes to choosing their target customer base. And calling those that choose to shop elsewhere any of a long list of bigoted epithets will have easily predictable results.

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    Sovan Premium Member 4 months ago

    I prefer to shop at stores where I’m not confronted with sex merchandise. There are specialty stores for that.

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    cdward  4 months ago

    They are being threatened by dangerous people coming into their stores. That’s not politics, that’s crime.

    Target did not suspend this campaign because of sales since the majority of people support LGBTQ rights. They suspended it because the safety of their employees was at risk. Because that’s how the radical right works.

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    The Nodding Head  4 months ago

    In 1935 Sinclair Lewis, America’s first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote a novel called It Can’t Happen Here, in which it did. Maybe teachers should be assigning this. Oh no…

    Threaten, insult, suppress, intimidate, oppress. Demand conformity to our values. Crush all opposition. America will march to the tunes we allow.

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    dnie  4 months ago

    be ‘tolerant’ of those ‘closeted’ protesters

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    DC Swamp  4 months ago

    At least the minute population of biological males who now identify as females, but still need a little extra space in their pants, can find solace at their local Target.

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    Havel  4 months ago

    And the next distraction is…

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    mac04416  4 months ago

    When advertising blurs into pandering.

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    nos.nevets  4 months ago

    Color that target in rainbow rings.

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    piper_gilbert  4 months ago

    The Right sure spend a lot of time thinking about rainbows and drag queens. Hmmmm?

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    FJB *46 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Target Corporation is partnering with a K-12 education group for which focuses on getting districts to adopt policies that will keep parents in the dark on their child’s in-school gender transition, providing sexually explicit books to schools for free, and integrating gender ideology at all levels of curriculum in public schools.

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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member 4 months ago

    Those of the religious persuasion really need to follow Jesus teachings and just let people be themselves.

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    guyjen2004 Premium Member 4 months ago

    The ESG (no longer a conspiracy theory) element plays a big role in these poor decisions by AB and Target. There’s more than one organization that score corporations on ESG metrics, and at least one of them has some serious clout. They have money and lots of allies on many major corporate boards. So, when they threaten to out corporations who aren’t making the grade ESG-wise, they are taken seriously. They will do damage to your brand by pronouncing your corporation as ant-gay, anti-trans, misogynistic, climate killers, etc. They call for boycotts and organize an assault campaign to intimidate corporations into bending to their ideology. AB had a near perfect score but were warned that their marketing didn’t yet include a trans person, and they were expected to do something about it or their score would be downgraded. Target’s biggest investors (think board seats) include Blackrock, Vanguard, State Street and few others that are all in on the ESG scam. These marketing decisions aren’t done out of stupidity, they’re done because of outside influence and intimidation by idealogues who are well in the minority. This is no different than when Jesse Jackson and his thugs would threaten businesses into donating to his organization or giving regional distribution rights for Coca-Cola to a black-owned group (which happened to be led by his son). AB and Target are not my problem, nor are the people who choose to bring their business elsewhere. IMO the problem in this equation is the organized bullies who want THEIR agenda inserted into places where it doesn’t belong. I really wish those who make it their mission to insert politics into everything they can, would all just get a life and stop trying to direct others’ lives as they see fit.

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    Frankfreak  4 months ago

    Much the same happened in areas of the country when blacks were marketed to by major merchandisers.

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    Al Fresco  4 months ago

    Another BudLite moment.

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    GiantShetlandPony  4 months ago

    If everyone is truly tired of the violent minority making all the rules, they really need to make sure they vote in every election, and vote against the Repubs that bring this nonsense to us.

    Target is still going to sell those items, but they also have a duty to protect their staff from abuse and potential violence.

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    librarylady59  4 months ago

    Such freedom of speech these right wingers are promoting. /s

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    Grandma Lea  4 months ago

    I hope the cops were called about the destruction of displays; what bitter irony is forcing them to pay for all the items they destroyed.

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    Interventor12  4 months ago

    Selling such, especially tuck it clothes, to kids isn’t right. Cost Target $9 billion, so far.

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    davidthoms1  4 months ago

    I shopped at a Target yesterday and it was absolutely full of shoppers. So much for the controversy.

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    Rich Douglas  4 months ago

    The Republican Party has become the advocate for government-controlled markets. You know, communism.

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