Conservative groups critical of Target’s bathroom policies are stepping up their boycott against the chain store giant this coming Christmas, urging conservative shoppers not to support what they call a “radical social agenda.”
Lance Wray, executive director of watchdog group 2ndVote, said that last year its #AnywhereButTARGET campaign helped see a three percent drop in sales over the Christmas season for Target, along with a 43 percent profits decrease.
USA Today reported earlier in November that Target’s latest quarter report, ending Oct. 28, brought good newsfor the company with an uptick in sales and traffic.
Target revealed that sales at stores open for a year or more “crept up 0.9% in the three-month period ending Oct. 28, while overall sales rose 1.4% to $16.7 billion as compared to $16.4 billion in 2016.”
Despite the drastic financial blowback Target Corporation has been weathering since announcing its plan last year to allow men to enter women’s bathroom facilities, the retail giant is continuing full-speed ahead in its pursuit of LGBT social activism, all in the name of “inclusivity.”
For the second year, Target is using a #TakePride hashtag on social media to promote its rainbow-themed online merchandise. The retailer’s “pride” paraphernalia include tee-shirts, swim trunks, flip-flops, headphones, iPhone cases and an assortment of other products emblazoned with LBGT logos.
“Target said it missed its 2016 Incentive EBIT [earnings before interest and taxes] goal of $5.74 billion by $623 million and fell short of its adjusted sales target of $71.62 billion by $2.13 billion,” Reuters reported last week.
In contrast, rival Wal-Mart Stores gave CEO Doug McMillon a 13 percent pay hike, following strong sales performance at the world’s largest retailer. A number of retailers, including Wal-Mart, have policies similar to Target’s, however, they have refrained from publicizing them.
Let’s do some math. Instead of their projected earnings of $5.74 billion, they earned $5.117 billion. And they fell short of their sales goal: instead of $71.62 billion, they ONLY sold $69.49 billion!
OH MY GOD THEY’RE TOTALLY GOING OUT OF BUSINESS YOU GUYS!
Walmart on the other hand lost 42 points on the Dow between 2015 and 2016 and has only recently crawled back to its 2014 per share pricing of 76.2 still far away from its once high of 89.35
Riccardo D’Orsainville, is accused of meeting older gentlemen through a mature men’s website and drugging his victims and stealing their artwork, jewelry, electronics and designer clothes. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the crimes committed in 2013 and has been charged with kidnapping, poisoning, larceny and receiving stolen property, and his bond was reduced from $250,000 to $100,000.
Authorities have said D’Orsainville passed himself off as a wealthy European, and contacted one of the victims through Silver Daddies, a website for older gay men looking for sexual partners. Two others, he allegedly met at a bar.
The victims brought him to their homes, had a few drinks with him, and passed out. All regained consciousness to find artwork and designer clothes were missing, prosecutors have said.
D’Orsainville allegedly stole a tuxedo from one man. Another victim woke up with his hands bound behind his back
D’Orsainville is a Haitian national who has a lengthy criminal record, including credit card fraud and embezzlement. However, federal authorities have not deported him because he’s gay and could face discrimination in Haiti.
D’Orsainville claims that his victims only reported the crimes because they had “relationship regret” and “buyer’s remorse.”
A homemade bomb exploded in the women’s bathroom at a Target store in Evanston on Wednesday night , with officials investigating whether it’s connected to “Christian” protestors who have been harassing the company’s new policy allowing transgender people to use the bathroom and changing rooms of their choice.
Commander Joe Dugan says no one was inside the bathroom when the small explosion happened a little after 4 o’clock. It caused minor damage and no one was injured. Early indications are that a plastic bottle was used but no projectiles like nails or tacks were inside it. Investigators are gathering evidence including examining store security camera video.
Target has been under attack recently for its stand on allowing people in the LGBT community to choose whichever bathroom they identify mostly with, either male or female, stating the company welcomes, “transgendered team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”
Supposedly 700,000 people signed an online petition promising to boycott Target, shareholders meeting have been crashed by extremist religious leaders, and “Christian” protestors (aka Street Screechers) have protested individual stores using bullhorns denouncing Target and LGBT community in the name of God.
Holy rolling extremist “Screecher Preachers” continue to invade and “rebuke” Target stores across the country abusing customers and staff by screaming anti-lgbt propaganda over the retail chains trans inclusive rest and changing room policies doing little more than making fools of themselves.
One of the big stories that circulated around this past weekend concerned a bible-waving “Christian” mother of 12 who took her family into Target on Mother’s Day to protest the company’s gender-inclusive bathroom policy which allows customers to use bathrooms in accordance with their gender identity.
“Attention Target customers,” she yelled. “Do not be deceived, Target would have you believe with their Mother’s Day displays that they love mothers and children. This is a deception. This is not love, and they’ve proven it by opening their bathrooms to perverted men. I’m a mother of 12 and I’m very disgusted by this wicked practice.” […]
“Mothers get your children out of this store,” the woman yelled. “Mothers have enough decency to get out of this store, it’s a dangerous place… What Target has done is very hateful. It’s hateful towards families. It’s hateful towards mothers. It’s hateful towards children… Are you gonna let the devil rape your children?”
The woman warned people against “bowing to the homosexual perverted agenda.” At the end of the video, Target employees can be seen escorting the mother and her brood out of the store. While you can’t hear what they say, one Target employee seems to be relishing in the absurdity of these bigots.
The video below shows the woman leading her Klan of kin through a yet unidentified Target store, denouncing the wickedness of Target’s new policy, blasting perverted and predatory men who go into women’s bathrooms, and decrying the homosexual agenda.
In reality the only children being abused in Target that day were this woman’s.
After more than 1.1 million people pledged to boycott Target, celebrities and corporations alike are having second thoughts about crossing Americans on such a consensus issue. The decision by the retail giant is not only sparking massive backlash, but it’s helping the country get a real picture of the controversy in North Carolina. It’s also shown liberals that without the big media’s cover, twisting the facts of the law, they’re all by themselves. There’s even more evidence of that this week, as more singers are keeping their concert dates in North Carolina than canceling them. Even more telling, not one business has threatened to leave the state after seeing what happened to the retail giant — which has taken a $2.5 billion hit since letting grown men in women’s restrooms and dressing rooms. After executives announced the change, shares dropped 6 percent in just 10 days.
And the rest of the market is taking note. Rockers Cyndi Lauper and Mumford and Sons refused to cancel their stop in the Tar Heel State, and instead promised to donate the proceeds to LGBT organizations. This is what happens when you stand up to bullies! They leave. And the same thing would have eventually happened in Indiana, Georgia, and South Dakota if those governors would have had the courage to stand up for religious freedom. Most country stars, meanwhile, never abandoned fans in the first place. One of the biggest names on the scene, Florida Georgia Line, never hesitated. “We love North Carolina and our fans there, so we’re gonna play. We are going to be there for sure. For sure.” Scott McCreery, Cam, and Chris Land didn’t blink either. “I think there are bigger things in the world to be thinking about,” Chris Jansen told reporters. “So I think you can kind of get where I lean on that subject, right? You have to perform for the fans.”
Nobody knows for sure how many people have actually signed the above said petition since it is hosted on the American Family Association website and releases no actual information is available. The number of 1.1 million comes from that hate group which released that number and by all rights is probably imaginary since there is no proof.
Targets stock prices are exactly 1 cent per share lower today as than this time last year.
Actually I’m surprised Perkins isn’t too busy these days with his very important work on America’s next Republican Presidential candidates Senator Ted Cruz’s “Religious Liberty Advisory Council” to go after a minor issue like bathroom policy at Target. Oh wait.
Like Walmart, many of Target’s employees are underpaid, forced to work part-time schedules and are forced to resort to safety nets like SNAP, housing assistance, Medicaid, and EITC while shareholders reap the benefits of their hard work and Target’s CEO, Gregg Steinhafel, makes almost $14,000 per hour–(that’s $3,000 per hour more than Walmart CEO Mike Duke)
So natuarally TARGET, like corporate welfare queen Walmart is TERRIFIED of unions coming into their stores
Now, Target has updated its anti-union training video that every Target team member is forced to watch–and it’s one of the worst things you will ever see.
Meet Ricardo and Dawn, the hip young Target anti-union propagandists (and of course non-union actors)! It’s their job to walk new employees through the dark and scary netherworld world that is the encroaching on them. The threat of unions to take away their freedoms and kill puppies (or is it take away their puppies and kill freedoms?).
Dawn highlights the fun “open-door” policy and explains that if a union comes in, that all will probably end. The dictatorial union bosses will force employees to sacrifice their ability to even maintain day-to-day communications with management without union involvement.
“But if the unions did try to organize our team members, chances are they would change our fast, fun and friendly culture,” Dawn adds later. That’s right–if you bring in a union, happy fun time is over!
The video warns that jealous unions “want what we have.” Why? What is so wonderful about Target that unions fear it so? “We’re a target, because unions are threatened by us. And here’s why: when we take business away from retailers that are unionized, those companies may downsize, reducing the number of employees. And that means the union loses members, which is a big problem for the union business. Did you notice how I just called it a business? Because that’s what it is.”
The 15 minute video is complete and utter Koch brothers bullshit.
Avoid TARGET at all cost. Its nothing more than a Walmart type pig with lipstick.
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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
In 2010 that Target Corporation donated $150,000 to a PAC that supported homophobic Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. The backlash that ensured against the company forced it revise its corporate giving policies, and even launched a series of Gay Pride shirts in an attempt to restore its gay-friendly reputation Now thanks to Right Wing Watch TARGET has been busted again by showing that ut gave over $50,000 to the Republican Governors Association, which this year has spent nearly $3 million on behalf of [Ken] Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign.
Cuccinelli as the homophobic attorney general from Virginia has an extensive history of public homophobic remarks, and is running on a election platform to bring back Virginia’s sodomy laws if he’s elected.
Zombie Industries, which produces “life-sized tactical mannequin” gun targets that “bleed”
when shot displayed their wares over the weekend at the National Rifle Association Conference in Houston Texas and displayed a zombie mannequin target named Rocky that looked like President Barack Obama.
Asked by Buzzfeed if the resemblance was intentional.
“Let’s just say I gave my Republican father one for Christmas,” one worker replied.
The Ba-“Rocky“mannequins are being sold at Zombie Industries’ website for $89.95 each. The product description states that “Rocky is HIGHLY dangerous due to his quick wit and strength… he was last seen screaming something like, ‘Zombie Industries believes in America!’ And that we do.”
The NRA did ask the vendor to remove the mannequin but it’s not quite clear if they did it on their own or because of the Press on the floor. Regardless, “Rocky” was still available for purchase at the booth but was hidden from sight, leaving a gap among the targets on display which ranged from Osama bin Laden to a Nazi soldier.