My PR Whitey Sense Is Tingling

31 05 2018


Read it, then come back here to find out what’s really going on.

Good, you came back.

It’s perfectly obvious now what’s really going on here, both in general and specifically in terms of their struggle session of two days ago: They are trying to squirm out of the “bad” PR of the whole set of circumstances by trying to focus everyone’s attention on historical racism porn, “bad” things that happened many decades or more than a century ago, and also dwelling on the questionable things that other people and institutions (i.e. the police) have done in more recent times. In other words, don’t blame you, don’t blame me, blame that guy behind the tree.

StarCucks is trying to get people not to think about StarCucks’s recent “sins.”


So Crazy It’s Worth Trying

9 05 2018

Brentwood;  South County


Racial profiling cases can create public relations nightmare

Two separate cases of alleged racial profiling are the latest examples of employees putting their company executives in a communications crisis mode. One involved a Schnuck’s grocery store the other involved the Nordstrom Rack in Brentwood.

Public relations expert Mack Bradley is the President of StandPoint said it’s critical for companies to get their message out as soon as possible.

“A good rule of thumb is to address things as quickly as you can but no quicker,” said Bradley.

He says the challenge for the company is knowing all the facts quickly. Bradley adds the most effective response is one that’s truthful.

First off, I never mentioned here the Nordstrom Rack incident in Brentwood, mainly because it was a snore to me.  I did mention the Schnucks incident yesterday evening.

Now, as for Mack Bradley, and the line of work that he is in that I was in full time as late as the end of 2016 and part time as late as a little more than a year ago, he must have gotten his PR education from a cracker jack box.  Because, while he is correct that these establishments and companies have to get out in front of the story in a hurry with the truth, he follows this up, as you will read, with demanding that they do the complete opposite, which is pander and grovel.  Which is what they tend to do here in the real world anyway.

If they did try this crazy idea of telling the truth, then just about everyone would see these incidents for what they are, either misunderstandings, or black people attempting to play the ghetto lottery.

Another One Bites the Dust

8 03 2018

Cool Valley

“But we still have Express Scripts,” said our archons of civic pride in the aftermath of a certain big international business deal with yuge local ramifications about ten years ago.


Certain Lesbians Could Not Be Reached For Comment

6 03 2018

Medford, Oregon

News from Roger Fredinburg country:

20-year-old sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies

An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle.

Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Florida high school massacre. The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying bought the AR-15 used in the attack legally.

Oregon law allows residents to buy shotguns or rifles starting at age 18.

Tyler Watson’s lawsuits filed against the retailers in two separate counties claim he faced age discrimination from Dick’s and Walmart. The lawsuit is believed to be the first filed over the new gun policies enacted on Feb. 28.

The lawsuit claims a store owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods in Medford, Oregon, refused to sell Watson .22-caliber Ruger rifle on Feb. 24. The suit says Grants Pass Walmart in Oregon refused to sell him a gun on March 3.

IOW, he’s asking WM and Dick’s to bake his gay wedding cake.

I wonder what certain lesbians in Colorado have to say about this.

Though I know the incredulous interlocutors in my peanut gallery will state that this shoe that’s now on the other foot is also a shoe that’s now on my feet.

With that in mind, where I think the difference will manifest legally is that the wedding cake bakers (I think) were not presenting themselves as a public accommodation, whereas WM and Dick’s definitely are.  But moving the needle away from my direction is the fact that the retail objects in question are firearms, and retailers have some vague and unsettled measure of leeway under the law to deny a firearms sale to any given individual without having to give a reason.

Like I wrote here quite a few days ago, I wish the big boxes would totally get out of the firearms retail business so that we can have at least something in and of the business world that is not totally bigboxized and corporatized.

It’s Like I’ve Been Saying…

1 03 2018

Bentonville, Arkansas

On the left, social justice warriorism is a front for distracting from economic populism.

The more and the louder Wal-Mart and its top executives scream about MUH COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS, the more the left is going to forget that it’s supposed to hate Wal-Mart for everyday low wages guaranteed and no unions.

Of course, this is not a brand new tactic for W-M.

Lyda, Translated

28 02 2018


The story.

The tweet:

Let me translate this into English:

“Delta, please use Lambert as a hub!  Lambert hasn’t been any airline’s hub since American ditched St. Louis after having swallowed TWA, and for the fact that it’s not a hub makes the cost of inbound and outbound travel to and from St. Louis more expensive than it would otherwise be, which in turn hurts business development and recruitment for the region.  On top of that, there’s a whole big totally empty skyscraper in the middle of Downtown that’s yours for the asking.”

2A politics aren’t really on Lyda’s mind here, in spite of her history.

All Out of Love

24 02 2018

Fairfax, Virginia

There’s going to be an interesting and in my opinion pleasing fallout from this.

Let me put it to you this way:

That sound you hear is the normie right falling out of love with corporations and libertarian-ish ideologies which engage in corporatist excuseology.

Plenty of room on the Populist Express for you to join us in the Alt-Right who followed suit long ago, that’s all I’m sayin.’

As I am want to do, let me put these lyrics to melody.