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Dec 10 2019

Nike’s Victory Swim Collection to Feature Burkinis

Ever so woke Nike offers a preview of what we can expect to see in a future Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

From CNN via MSN:

Nike’s Victory Swim Collection will include a full-coverage swimsuit and a swim hijab. …

The full coverage suit is available along with a separate hijab, tunic top and swim leggings.

Given the current political climate, this is unlikely to have been driven by a sudden expansion in the demand for burkinis. The probable purpose is the same as with choosing rabidly anti-American black supremacist Colin Kaepernick to be the face of the company: to sell its product by ostentatiously aligning itself with an ideology that wants you dead and your country burned down or blown up.

On a tip from Bluto.

Oct 16 2019

Nike Pulls Houston Rockets Gear to Appease ChiComs

After it showered a fortune on theatrically America-hating ultramoonbat Colin Kaepernick to serve as the face of the company, then killed a patriotic line of shoes because Kaepernick didn’t like it, I thought nothing could lower my opinion of Nike. I was wrong:

Managers at five Nike stores in Beijing and Shanghai told Reuters that management sent them a memo stating all Rockets merchandise had to be taken down. …

China is … Nike’s top source of revenue growth, according to Reuters.

The Houston Rockets were the most popular team in China, because Yao Ming played for them. But then Houston GM Daryl Morey tweeted “Fight for freedom, Stand with Hong Kong.” Disgustingly, he has been pressured into deleting the tweet and even apologizing to the ChiCom tyrants.

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters standing up to the brutal communist regime wave the American flag because they think it still stands for freedom. I hope they are right.

If Kaepernick ever chokes to death on his own moonbattery, Nike ought to replace him with the bootlicking LeBron James.

On a tip from Heckrules.

Jul 02 2019

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Pushes Back Against Nike

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey earns the highest kudos for pushing back against Nike after it nixed shoes with the original Betsy Ross flag on them because the odious Colin Kaepernick finds American heritage offensive:

In a series of overnight tweets, Ducey announced he is yanking … millions of dollars in state incentives offered to get Nike to build a manufacturing plant in the suburban city of Goodyear.

“Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism,” Ducey wrote in a series of tweets early Tuesday.

Extra kudos to Ducey for recognizing that this represents not only the scourge known as political correctness but also an escalation of the liberal War on History, which went into high gear with the campaign to delete any remnant of Southern history and soon escalated to an attack on the flag.

Adds Ducey,

“Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history.”

Here is what Nike’s moonbattery cost it:

The city council in Goodyear, Arizona, voted Monday to approve plans to construct a multimillion-dollar Nike manufacturing plant in the city. The agreement included a promise to waive $1 million in plan review and permit fees and reimburse Nike an additional $1 million as a thank you for the estimated 550 jobs the plant will create.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of jobs in the Phoenix area without handing out money to a company that gives veto power over anything patriotic to a leftist former athlete who literally makes his living nowadays by hating America.

Ducey also noted,

“Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike. Nike is an iconic American brand and American company. This country, our system of government and free enterprise have allowed them to prosper and flourish.”

Compare and contrast withholding free goodies from Nike due to its conspicuous anti-patriotism with the liberal politicians who refuse to allow Chick-fil-A to open restaurants because the Left is at war with the company due to its association with Christianity.

It isn’t hard to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys.

On tips from Varla and 1-Bodhisattva.

Jul 02 2019

Nike Pulls Patriotic Sneakers on Orders From Colin Kaepernick

Nike has deep-sixed patriotic sneakers featuring the original Betsy Ross flag because vehemently anti-American washed-up former football player Colin Kaepernick expressed disapproval.

Kaepernick, best known for indulging in disrespectful antics when the national anthem was played during his bygone football career, proclaims that the original flag of the USA is offensive. So Nike, which has positioned itself as the official sneaker company of the radical Left by paying Kaepernick to represent it, pulled the shoe after it had already been sent to retailers.

The sneaker giant created the Air Max 1 USA in celebration of the July Fourth holiday, and it was slated to go on sale this week. The heel of the shoe featured a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle, a design created during the American Revolution and commonly referred to as the Betsy Ross flag. …

After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery…

Anything associated with the Enlightenment, which gave birth to America, must be erased because there was still slavery during this period, as there had always been.

To give a hostile cockroach like Colin Kaepernick veto power over our heritage is the most disgusting thing to come out of a moonbattery-addled corporation yet. The most sacred symbols of America now face consignment to the memory hole as thought crimes.

If it were up to Nike, the Fourth of July would be canceled, because apparently Kaepernick finds that offensive too.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Blackjack.

Jan 31 2019

Muslims Bully Nike

Nike renounced American customers who do not despise their own country by choosing Colin Kaepernick — a washed-up former football player remembered only for his disrespectful antics when the national anthem was performed — as the face of the corporation. Countermoonbats were enraged; many discarded or even burned their Nike products and vowed never to buy more. However, the liberal corporate establishment breezily dismisses the fury of deplorables. We’ll see if it also ignores the anger of Islamic supremacists, now that Muslims have proclaimed that the logo on the bottom of $150 Air Max 270 sneakers is offensive:

A petition, which garnered more than 14,000 signatures by mid-day Wednesday, claims that the logo resembles “Allah,” the Arabic word for God, written in Arabic script.

This is serious stuff among Muslims, who regard the bottoms of shoes as particularly unclean. Even letting someone see your shoe sole is regarded as an insult. They have murdered many people for far less than having something that reminds them of Allah on the bottom of a shoe.

Petitioner Saiqa Noreen screeches menacingly that the sneakers are “outrageous,” “appalling,” “disrespectful,” and even “extremely offensive.” She demands that all products with this logo be recalled “from worldwide sales immediately.”

Nike bleats that the logo says Air Max, not Allah, and that “Any other perceived meaning or representation is unintentional.”

So what? Intent is irrelevant. Did the restaurant in Phoenix with a picture of coalminers on the wall intend to be racist? Not even moonbats are crazy enough to think so. Yet they still demand the picture be removed.

When Muslims pretended that the ice cream swirl on some Burger King packaging looked like the word “Allah,” the junk food magnate obsequiously bowed to their demands. So did McDonald’s, when they pretended that squiggles on the bottom of a toy resembled the word “Muhammad.”

There is already precedent for Nike caving to Muslim crybullies:

In 1997, the company came under scrutiny for using a flame-shaped logo that also resembled the word for Allah. In that case, Nike pulled 38,000 pairs of sneakers worldwide and donated $50,000 to an Islamic elementary school in the United States.

Turning over lunch money with such alacrity will not dissuade Muslims from continuing to see the word “Allah” everywhere they look.

If you move when they push you, they will push you more. A pretext to push is the point of being “offended.”

On tips from Steve T and Occam’s Stubble.

Sep 18 2018

Nike Store Calls Cops on Guy Waving Pro-Police Flag

Nike has won the corporate race to the furthest extreme of in-your-face moonbattery by making the rabidly anti-American and anti–law enforcement Colin Kaepernick the face of its new advertising campaign. What would happen if a patriot were to sit on the tailgate of his truck and wave a thin blue line flag, indicating support for the police, in front of an Arkansas Nike store? The manager would call the police, of course:

[Jimmie] Cavin tells us, he sat on his tailgate and didn’t say anything to anybody.

“I guess probably 15 minutes into it, a Little Rock patrol car pulled up,” Cavin says.

According to a police report Cavin showed us, officers showed up after a store manager reported a disturbance.

Seeing that there was no disturbance and having more serious demands on their time, the police soon left.

“So, Nike called the police on the guy supporting the police for supporting the police,” Cavin says.

No doubt the racially oppressed Colin Kaepernick would be even quicker to call the cops if someone were to sneak into his mansion and steal the socks he wore to practice back when he was a football player — the ones with the pigs in police hats.

Sep 06 2018

Nike Stepped on Rake with Colin Kaepernick Campaign

The Washington Post crowed with delight when Nike chose as the face of the company Colin Kaepernick, who is known far more for his radical left politics and flamboyant hatred of the USA than for his former athletic skills. We were told this was a wise move due to America’s demographic transformation. According to a new report from Morning Consult, someone has miscalculated. Among the key findings:

Nike’s Favorability Drops by Double Digits: Before the announcement, Nike had a net +69 favorable impression among consumers, it has now declined 34 points to +35 favorable.

No Boost Among Key Demos: Among younger generations, Nike users, African Americans, and other key demographics, Nike’s favorability declined rather than improved.

Purchasing Consideration Also Down: Before the announcement, 49 percent of Americans said they were absolutely certain or very likely to buy Nike products. That figure is down to 39 percent now.

The report features graphs indicating that Nike has lost ground even among groups it is trying to pander to, such as Democrats, Millennials, and blacks.

With luck, Nike shooting itself in the foot will put an end to the fad of corporations going out of their way to align themselves with far-left viewpoints.

You can see why progressives would want Kaepernick accepted as some sort of hero. Our shared reverence for what the flag and the national anthem represent holds us together as a nation. Destroy that reverence and you have destroyed America. That is the ultimate objective of Cultural Marxism.

Fortunately, people are made of better stuff than the liberal establishment would like to think.

On a tip from John Yaeger.

Sep 04 2018

Colin Kaepernick Becomes Face of Nike

Moonbat “virtue” signaling has been the big fad in corporate America lately, with each company trying to outflank the others on the Left with its public posturing. Now one has gone too far. Nike has declared war on its own country by making former football player and anti-American demagogue Colin Kaepernick the face of the company with a 10-year contract.

The contract is a “wide endorsement,” providing Kaepernick with “his own branded line including shoes, shirts, jerseys and more.”

A new ad features Kaepernick’s irritatingly self-important face in black and white and the words, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Like the ideology Kaepernick personifies, the ad is a lie. Kaepernick did not sacrifice anything. He was a washed-up, overpaid benchwarmer when he started up with his anti-American antics during the national anthem. His athletic career was ending when he opted out of his contract in 2017. Now he has switched to a lucrative new career as a professional racial arsonist and hater of America.

You can’t boycott every product of companies that strike left-wing poses. But after this, to wear anything featuring a Nike swoosh is to hawk up a clot of phlegm and spit it on Old Glory.

Imagine trying to look a legless vet in the eye after he sees Nikes on your feet.

#NikeBoycott is trending.

On tips from Varla and Chuck A.

Feb 18 2016

Manny Pacquiao Loses Nike Endorsement Deal for Not Being Gay Friendly

The long arm of homofascism has reached out to snatch away a lucrative Nike endorsement deal from Manny Pacquiao after the boxer said something that was not gay friendly — in the Philippines:

Pacquiao, a Philippines senatorial candidate, generated outrage when he said, “Gay people are worse than animals” on TV. He initially defended those comments by citing the Bible, though he later apologized for the comparison. He maintained his position that he remains against same sex marriage.

In self-righteous terror of incurring the wrath of the militant gay community, Nike was quick to throw Pacquiao overboard:

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent.” the company said in a statement. “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community.”

Nike added, “We no longer have a relationship with Manny Pacquiao.”

No doubt Pacquiao’s comments were over the top. But it used to be we had freedom of speech in this country. Now, we don’t even have freedom of speech in other countries. Anything anyone says anywhere has to pass muster with the P.C. thought police here in the erstwhile Land of the Free.

At least we can still buy Under Armour products instead.

On a tip from Dean D.

Jan 16 2014

Pimp Sues Nike for Not Putting Warning Label on Sneakers

Rule by moonbats has stagnated the economy and left few channels for legendary American ingenuity. One remaining channel is inventing ever more preposterous lawsuits for the purpose of making money the new-fangled way — legal looting:

A 26-year-old Portland pimp has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Nike, claiming the shoe manufacturer is partially responsible for a brutal beating that helped net him a 100-year prison sentence.

Sirgiorgiro Clardy claims Nike should have placed a label in his Jordan shoes warning consumers that they could be used as a dangerous weapon. He was wearing a pair when he repeatedly stomped the face of a john who was trying to leave a Portland hotel without paying Clardy’s prostitute in June 2012. …

In his three-page complaint handwritten from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, Clardy claims that Nike, Chairman Phil Knight and other executives failed to warn consumers that the shoes could be used as a weapon to cause serious injury or death.

“Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held by potentially dangerous product …” wrote Clardy, who is representing himself. “Do (sic) to the fact that these defendants named in this Tort claim failed to warn of risk or to provide an adequate warning or instruction it has caused personal injury in the likes of mental suffering.”

A great legal mind went to waste when Clardy turned to the pimping profession.

His performance in the courtroom was noteworthy:

During his two-week trial and his two-day sentencing hearing, Clardy was known for his unusual courtroom antics. He shouted expletives at the judge, prosecutors and jurors.

A psychologist declared him an anti-social psychopath who was 100 percent likely to commit violent crimes again. And Clardy disagreed so loudly — making such a scene — that he was removed from the courtroom.

If that sounds familiar, you might be thinking of the courtroom antics of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose cause was taken up by the radical leftist Obama chose to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Social Justice.

Maybe, given a presidential pardon, Clardy could pursue a legal career after all.

On a tip from Muddypaw.

Dec 03 2019

Moonbat Mob Comes After Whole Foods

Here’s another one to file under liberal tolerance. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was named “Person of the Year” by the national products trade publication WholeFoods Magazine for his contribution to legalizing industrial hemp. Moonbats, cognizant only that McConnell is a Republican and therefore bad, flew into a Twitter rage against Whole Foods, the favorite grocery store of many liberal elitists. It did not occur to them to wonder whether McConnell did something to earn the award — or even to wonder whether WholeFoods Magazine the trade publication has any relationship whatsoever with Whole Foods the grocery story.

Via the Washington Times:

Responses included, “We’re done with you,” “I won’t shop @WholeFoods anymore,” “I don’t understand why Whole Foods magazine would choose to associate #MoscowMitch with their brand,” and “Can’t tell if this is a parody or not.”

The hashtag #BoycottWholeFoods cropped on Twitter, with one disgruntled shopper tweeting, “Now let’s drown Whole Foods with a blue wave boycott.”

The liberal mob will take up their pitchforks and torches given the slightest pretext. They will turn on anyone over any perceived infraction against political correctness. Corporations are foolish to pander to them. Sooner or later, even the most obsequiously PC companies like Nike and Procter & Gamble will incur the mob’s wrath for one reason or another.

Ignited outrage against Whole Foods.

On a tip from R F.

Dec 01 2019

Colin Kaepernick Sulks Through “Unthanksgiving” Again

Today, while real football players play football, grotesquely overpaid (thanks Nike!) professional moonbat Colin Kaepernick gripes about how much he hates America. He was doing the same thing on Thursday, while the rest of us celebrated Thanksgiving. Just like last year, Kaepernick celebrated “Unthanksgiving” instead.

Via Fox News:

On Thursday, Kaepernick spoke at the “Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony,” also known as “Unthanksgiving,” on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California.

So as to spread the misery of his festering hatred for this great country, he sent out a tweet accusing America of having “stolen over 1.5 billion acres of land from Indigenous people.”

Maybe he would like to make amends by giving his own property to random Indians and then relocating to Africa, since he ostentatiously identifies as black. But somehow I doubt this will happen.

Kaepernick also retweeted an article by Washington Post writer Christopher Petrella who indicated Thanksgiving was racist.

Because of course it is. Everything that isn’t diseased or dysfunctional is racist.

On a tip from Steve T.

Oct 31 2019

Taco Truck Company Enrages Everyone With Apologies

How many nauseatingly craven apologies will the cancel culture induce before we have to dash to the bathroom, hands clasped over our mouths, lunch spraying out between our fingers?

Lloyd, a local vendor of Mexican food, parked a taco truck at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center in Batavia, New York last week to sell lunch to the good people who work there. Moonbats opposed to American sovereignty, the rule of law, and the incarceration of foreign criminals shrieked in outrage on Twitter, provoking this abject, detailed, and profoundly disgusting apology from Lloyd:

Here’s how ICE responded, via The Hill:

“The men and women who work at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility are Detention Officers, Deportation Officers, administrative support staff, Doctors, Nurses, Judges, Attorneys, and maintenance staff. Each and every one of them is entrusted with the safety, security, and care of the detainees here. Almost 50% of the staff are Veterans. Families are not detained here nor has any child been here. Further, an overwhelming percentage of the detainees detained at this facility are criminal aliens, meaning, they continued to commit more crimes after illegally entering the United States,” ICE field office Director Thomas Feeley said in a statement to WIVB4.

To their credit, at least the invertebrates at Lloyd are capable of shame. Or maybe groveling apologies are a reflex reaction to all stimuli for American companies nowadays. They actually apologized for their apology:

“Chris and I want to fully and sincerely apologize for our past statement after our truck’s visit to the federal detention facility in Batavia last week. Our statement was hastily made, and we reacted too quickly to criticism we received for that visit,” said [cofounder] Pete Cimino.

“Hastily made” in a pig’s eye. The pandering went on at length. The theatrical devotion to foreign criminals at the expense of American personnel was despicable in the extreme. I doubt the apology for the apology was accepted as sincere.

As for the original apology to moonbats, that won’t be accepted either, if only because it was rescinded.

Consistently woke companies like Nike, Dick’s, and P&G only antagonize half the country. Lloyd has managed to enrage both moonbats and patriots. Maybe they can sell their tacos to illegal aliens.

On tips from Kate P and Steve T. Hat tip: Hot Air.

Oct 25 2019

Rich Lowry Finds His Own Medicine Tastes Bitter

What goes around comes around. Rich Lowry, who has policed the boundaries of permissible dissent on behalf of the liberal establishment, has received a wooden shampoo with his own thought cop night stick.

From his National Review:

The editor of New York University’s independent student-run newspaper, Washington Square News, pulled an advertisement for National Review editor Rich Lowry’s upcoming book from the paper because exposure to the ad may have “marginalized people of color,” according to a statement released Thursday.

Lowry bought the ad to promote a talk he was scheduled to give at NYU last night to push his forthcoming book The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, And Free. When they killed the ad, his only notification was a refund of his payment.

After he publicly complained,

[T]he Washington Square News editor explained that she had unilaterally decided to pull the ad in order to shield “people of color on campus” from exposure to the phrase “Nationalism is a good thing,” which, in keeping with the book’s topic, was placed prominently at the top of the page.

Nationalism and racism obviously are not the same thing — except when antinationalist moonbats proclaim that they are.

The editor is never named in the National Review source article. She must be Woman of Color Sakshi Venkatraman. Ms Venkatraman barks the following:

“The word ‘nationalism,’ as it exists in today’s political lexicon, connotes xenophobia and white supremacy, and printing it in large letters on the back of our paper would have marginalized people of color on our campus and our staff.”

If it “connotes” something liberals don’t like, it can be banned. That’s why Nike nixed a line of sneakers with the Betsy Ross Flag. The original flag of the USA was proclaimed by Colin Kaepernick to connote racism.

Sakshi reassures her fellow snowflakes not to worry; they will be safe from the word “nationalism” in the future:

“[W]e have put practices in place to ensure that an ad of this nature does not again get so far along in the process before being canceled.”

“But… but……,” gasps Lowry.

Lowry responded to the statement on Twitter Thursday afternoon, arguing that the editor’s contention that nationalism is inherently linked to “xenophobia and white supremacy” represents a “lazy misunderstanding” and, ironically, illustrates the book’s relevance to the contemporary political environment.

Lowry can still try to explain himself on Twitter for now, but not in the pages of the Washington Square News, from which he has been deplatformed.

Speaking of deplatforming, Lowry would be a more sympathetic character if he had not pulled something far worse on John Derbyshire, a former National Review regular who was piously fired by the pearl-clutching Lowry for a valuable piece he published elsewhere that was deemed racist by politically correct information gatekeepers.

Turns out that feeding the totalitarian crocodile people to your right does not guarantee that it won’t eat you too.

On a tip from Varla.

Oct 24 2019

LaBron James Walks Away, Bellows Like Beast During National Anthem

ChiCom lickspittle LeBron James must have used up all his respect bowing obsequiously before China’s totalitarian regime. He has none to spare for the national anthem of the country that made him rich:

LeBron is unlikely to behave like this during the “March of the Volunteers” while playing in China.

If he follows this up by wiping his behind on Old Glory, we’ll know he is angling for a lucrative Nike endorsement deal.

On a tip from Anonymous.

Oct 15 2019

LeBron James Licks the Boots of Slavemasters

LeBron James, who has made over $400 million playing a game for part of each year, snivels that he is oppressed by “old white men” with their “slave mentality” toward grotesquely overpaid prima donnas like himself.

There is a place where the ruling class really does have the kind of mentality he means: communist China. The ChiComs operate over 1,000 slave labor camps. James sides with these slavemasters against the heroic Hong Kong protesters calling for democracy.

Via Yahoo! Sports:

James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he criticized a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a “misinformed” tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong.

James told reporters that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” on Hong Kong and should have kept his mouth shut…

Morey’s support for freedom in the face of tyranny discomforted the odious NBA. He has of course apologized.

Watch in horror and disgust as LeBron James throws his weight on the side of tyrants:

No matter how much money they pay you to play basketball, you can’t buy your way out of being a bootlicker.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Now the End Begins.

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