Category: Corporate Moonbattery

Mar 16 2020

Woke Walmart Pronoun Buttons

In a pathetic attempt to pander to LGBT bullies lest it be denounced as noninclusive, Walmart offers its employees pronoun buttons:

The buttons, which are available for Walmart employees to purchase, are the wokest of flair for people who aren’t satisfied just doing the bare minimum. Four buttons have come out so far: one that says “He/Him/His,” one that says “She/Her/Hers,” one that says “They/Them/Theirs,” and one that says “Ask me my pronouns.”

It is doubtful that this will prevent leftists from denouncing Walmart for engaging in capitalism. Yet prevailing corporate wisdom is that alienating normal people with obsequious displays of obeisance to moonbat ideology will enhance sales. The Overton window moves inch by inch toward lunacy and depravity.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 13 2020

Costco’s Coronavirus Equity

Public health officials have been encouraging telecommuting to slow the spread of coronavirus. But at first Costco would not allow it — because equity.

Via Seattle’s KTTH:

In an email memo obtained by KUOW, Costco CEO W. Craig Jelinek explained why they prohibited telecommuting at the time: Not everyone can do it.

This policy was to be imposed explicitly in the name of “equity and fairness.” Spreading a deadly virus is unimportant; what matters with corporations these days is liberal virtue signaling, the more ostentatious the better.

Costco is a woke company — ask them and they’ll brag about it.

But even woke companies will sometimes back down when their insanity is exposed. Whether due to pressure from health officials or public outrage, Costco has walked back the policy and will allow some employees to work remotely, even though this is a sin against equity.

Amazon took the sensible approach of allowing those who can do their job from home to telecommute from the start. For this it was denounced:

Last week, State Senator Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines) criticized Amazon for choosing to protect their workforce from the coronavirus. But now, on Twitter, she’s offering up prayers, hoping the coronavirus crisis doesn’t worsen. You don’t get to do that: You have to pick a lane.

The liberal lane leads straight off a cliff into sickness — in this case, literally.

On a tip from Steve T.

Mar 12 2020

Nissan Goes for Woke

Procter & Gamble’s notorious man-hating Gillette commercial was such a big success (just kidding) that Nissan decided to follow suit with this excretion:

For those who couldn’t sit through it for even 30 seconds, PJ Media summarizes the ad:

Your boss, who is a male, refuses to promote you because he has a small penis and listens to Joe Rogan. Then Brie Larson shows up and tells you to get in her car for some reason, drives recklessly while listing the vehicle’s features and repeating the theme of the advertising campaign, and then drops you off so you can march right up to your boss and refuse to compromise with him because you’re a strong independent woman and all men are literally $#!+.

Refuse to compromise. Unless you’re a man, in which case you should definitely compromise. Stay in your lane, men. Literally!

They were wise to end the ad when they did. Watching the woman get fired for refusing to wait for her promotion might not put people in the mood to buy a Nissan.

In case you aren’t woke enough to grasp the social justice implicit in the ad, Nissan provides ideological backstory:

That lays bare the appeal of feminism. You never need address your failures or shortcomings if you just blame them all on men. A downside is that if you never address your failures and shortcomings, you never overcome them.

On a tip from Kate P.

Feb 14 2020

SAS Ad Claims Scandinavian Culture Does Not Exist

According to the BBC, British culture does not exist, because nothing is British. According to Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the same holds true for the Nordic countries. According to the liberal media, those who disagree are Russian trolls.

An intensely irritating SAS advertisement was taken down in the face of public revulsion, but then restored. Borrowing from the USA’s Democrat Party, Aftonbladet claims that conspiring Russkies are behind the angry reaction. Those who didn’t like the ad were either Russian bots or “useful idiots” eager to do Putin’s bidding.

The Russians running RT are right to be amused:

The Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) video, which declares that essentially all Scandinavian culture is “copied” and encourages people to fly to lands both near and far to find more things to borrow, is back in action. The company says it stands by its message, and that the critical comments and downvotes that befell the video after its initial publication on Monday were just an “attack” that “hijacked” the ad campaign.

Now SAS has learned its lesson. When cramming corrosive oikophobic moonbattery down customers’ throats, close the comments on YouTube so that they cannot complain.

Position a barf bucket before clicking to play:

The sinister aspect of this idiocy is that Scandinavia is undergoing cultural genocide via mass immigration from the Third World. In the near future, Scandinavian culture really won’t exist if progressives continue to prevail.

As in the USA, advertising for major corporations is more concerned with advancing a left-wing political agenda than with selling products. An attempt is made to persuade Scandinavians that their culture is not worth fighting to preserve because it doesn’t exist anyway, but is only a collection of cultural appropriations. This is not so much an advertisement as an act of treason.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Feb 07 2020

Barnes & Noble Politically Corrected Classics

Barnes & Noble has taken wokeness to a new extreme of cringe-worthiness with a plan to put covers on classic books intended to create the impression that the characters are Persons of Politically Preferred Pigmentation.

From the Chicago Tribune:

“Diverse Editions,” a joint project between Barnes & Noble and Penguin Random House, featured 12 texts, including Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz.” The words are the same, but on the cover, major characters are depicted with dark-skinned illustrations by artists of “different ethnicities and backgrounds,” according to Barnes & Noble.

The planned line was nixed not because readers objected to white characters who have been part of our culture for generations being replaced by black people, but because this grotesque act of obeisance toward political correctness was in itself politically incorrect. Romance writer of color Adriana Herrera, author of such masterpieces as American Love Story: A Multicultural Love Story and American Dreamer: A Multicultural Romance, denounced the books as “the classics in blackface.”

It is not enough to change the pigment of European culture. The whole culture must be replaced. Otherwise, they are just drawing attention to two facts that progressives intensely resent: (1) America has a European culture, not an Afro-culture or a world culture; and (2) the vast majority of great literature was written by, for, and about Caucasians.

Via Summit News:

If Barnes & Noble really wants to satisfy SJWs, it will cut to the chase and stop selling any books written by white people.

On tips from Bluto and Kate P.

Feb 06 2020

Grocery Chain Begs Forgiveness for Not Liking Shoplifting

Once, rights were meaningful. People insisted on fundamental rights such as free speech and self-defense. But then liberals perverted the word “right,” just as they perverted the word “liberal.” Now we are told that we have a “right” for other people to be forced to provide us with what we want for free. For example, thanks to the predominance of feminism, someone else being made to pay for a woman’s tampons is becoming a right. The right to free tampons has not yet been implemented by Big Government. No matter; for now, people can just help themselves in stores. Stores that object are bullied into backing down:

Tesco, a British grocery chain that operates in multiple countries, told BuzzFeed News it has removed signs placed above tampons and other menstrual health products that asked people to report shoplifting of these items in its store in Kensington, London. The signs caused mass uproar online when a shopper took a photo and sent it to a friend, who shared it to Twitter last week.

A spokesperson for the company added that it is “very sorry for any offense caused” and claimed that this depicted sign was placed “in error.”

Civilization was not built by people lacking spines. It won’t be preserved by them either.

An outraged moonbat tells BuzzFeed that we should concern ourselves with “the root causes of someone needing to shoplift menstrual products.”

The root cause is that they know they will probably get away with it, and the punishment will be trivial even if they don’t.

An SJW illustrates socialism’s slippery slope.

On a tip from Steve T.

Feb 06 2020

Starbucks Panders to Transsexual Agenda

At Starbucks, the woke pandering never stops. Do you identify as someone you are not, and find it hard to get people to stop calling you by your real name? Just head to Starbucks:

An advertisement released by the United Kingdom branch of the coffee giant Starbucks depicts a girl who identifies as a boy finding satisfaction when she has her new male name written on her cup — since everyone else in her life still refers to her by her birth name.

The company says in a page dedicated to its #whatsyourname campaign that the effort “celebrates [the] signature act [of writing the customer’s name on their cup] and the significance it can have for some transgender and gender diverse people as they use their new name in public.”

Are there so many people out there who want to pretend they are someone else that this is a significant marketing niche for selling overpriced coffee? No. This is virtue signaling — or rather, moonbattery signaling. The execs believe that if we associate a corporation with the grotesque insanity implicit in the progressive agenda, we will be more likely to give them our money.

Here’s where Starbucks crosses over from irritating to something darker:

[T]he #whatsyourname campaign … is a collaboration with the transgender youth advocacy group Mermaids. The company plans on selling a special edition mermaid cookie at its UK locations to raise money for the organization, with a goal of 100,000 pounds — just under $130K USD.

The likely objective of a “transgender youth advocacy group” is to recruit children as pawns to advance the transsexual agenda. Kids are sexualized and groomed to be transgender prior to adolescence. Often this entails pharmaceutical treatments that prevent their normal physical development, as they are set on a track to undergo horrific surgical mutilation. To push an innocent child in this direction for the sake of a sick sociopolitical agenda tests the limits of forgiveness.

Starbucks thinks associating itself with this will help it sell coffee. Let’s hope not.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jan 29 2020

Drag Queen Super Bowl Ad

I can almost understand what it’s like for Christmas-hating moonbat grinches to suffer through December; they probably feel the same way I do about Super Bowl hype.

When game time comes, the worst part isn’t sitting through all the flags, timeouts, and zoo-worthy endzone antics. It’s the ballyhooed commercials. This year we can look forward to a new milestone: drag queens.

Grit Daily is ecstatic:

For the first time, drag queens will appear in a Super Bowl advertisement during the game this Sunday.

RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Kim Chi and Miz Cracker star in an ad for the Sabra hummus brand…

The significance of the ad is greater than many may think. Having part of the LGBTQ community showcased in front of millions of viewers is huge, especially with a traditionally masculine sport such as football.

At this rate, it shouldn’t take long to eradicate masculinity altogether, except among lesbians.

[A]s AdAge reported, many of this year’s Super Bowl ads are focused on diversity.

No doubt they are. The moonbattery that infuses Super Bowl commercials is usually thick enough to make you choke on your pizza. This fits with the generous support the NFL throws to left-wing radicalism (see here, here, here, and here).

Here’s a teaser for the Super Bowl drag queen commercial:

Fed to the teeth, LifeSiteNews is calling for a boycott of the Super Bowl.

Meanwhile, the absurdly overpaid players are housed in luxury hotels — at taxpayer expense. The bill comes to about $1 million.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Frances J.

Jan 22 2020

Corporate America v Gun Rights

The Founding Fathers devised a remarkably effective system to defend us from excessive government. However, Big Government does not have a monopoly on tyrannical centralized power. Major corporations, deranged by ESG moonbattery, often feel compelled to advance a repressive left-wing agenda. This is not always limited to the nauseating posturing we see from belligerently woke companies like Nike and Procter & Gamble. Moonbattery.com sponsor Ammo.com warns of the threat posed to the fundamental right to bear arms, which the Constitution defends from the government but not from private companies.

The Parkland Shootings in 2018 set off a firestorm of liberal propaganda attacking gun rights. Eager to acquire PC brownie points, Corporate America theatrically toed the ideological line.

JPMorgan Chase’s Chief Financial Officer Marianne Lake crowed to reporters that the company’s relationship with firearms manufacturers “have come down significantly and are pretty limited.” Bank of America announced its intention to stop extending credit to business clients manufacturing “military-style weapons.”

“Military style” in this context does not usually refer to functionality; it basically means that liberals think the gun is scary-looking.

Citigroup … took the step of requiring any of its business partners to restrict firearms sales to those over the age of 21, as well as those who have not passed a background check. They also barred their partners from selling so-called “high capacity magazines”…

After all, no one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer — although you never know how many bullets someone might need to defend their home.

Amalgamated Bank went perhaps the furthest of all, refusing to invest any of its assets in companies involved in the manufacture of “firearms, weaponry and ammunition.”

Then there is PayPal:

PayPal, the biggest payment processing system on the Internet, cannot be used for any exercise of your Second Amendment rights

The Second Amendment has been rendered moot if private companies are able to deny gun manufacturers and retailers the use of financial services.

This goes beyond the finance industry.

Salesforce, a popular software platform for online retailers, will no longer do business with companies who sell virtually all forms of semi-automatic weapons.

We can boycott some of the companies that go out of their way to undermine our right of self-defense, like Levi’s and Dick’s. Others are harder to avoid.

Microsoft has put language in its Code of Conduct that prevents users from using [its online services] “in any way that promotes or facilitates the sale of ammunition and firearms.”

Incrementally strangling gun rights is not the only authoritarian threat posed by the private sector. Click through to read how Big Tech has been doing the same to freedom of speech — and go to the home page to stock up on discount ammunition.

Jan 05 2020

Colin Kaepernick on Qassem Soleimani

Here is how Colin Kaepernick, the Face of Nike, characterizes killing Qassem Soleimani, a terrorist with the blood of hundreds of Americans on his hands who was planning to kill more:

Because everything America does is racist, imperialist, and bad — including reacting with something other than cringing passivity to an embassy attack. Terrorists aren’t terrorist; America is terrorist.

As much as Kaepernick hates America, the primary focus of his hatred seems to be white people, no doubt for being “racist.”

It doesn’t matter what a washed-up mediocrity like Kaepernick thinks. What matters is that a corporation as prominent as Nike chooses this cockroach to represent it, even allowing him to dictate what products it will market, not because he had a couple good seasons for the 49ers back in 2012–2013, but precisely because of his vituperative hatred of law enforcement, America, and Caucasians.

When someone as vile as Colin Kaepernick is marketed as a role model, a sickness is festering that will only get worse if it is not addressed.

On a tip from Varla.

Dec 24 2019

Why Guys Should Steer Clear of Impossible Whoppers

As part of its campaign to become the Nike of junk food, Burger King has introduced a woke hamburger made out of politically correct imitation meat called the “Impossible Whopper.” Those of the politically incorrect male gender are warned to avoid it. Not only does the Impossible Whopper provide less than half of the usable protein as a regular Whopper (10 g vs 22 g), regular consumption could turn you into a soy boy.

Presenting Dr James Stangle, DVM:

The impossible whopper has 44 mg of estrogen and the whopper has 2.5 ng of estrogen. … That means an impossible whopper has 18 million times as much estrogen as a regular whopper. Just six glasses of soy milk per day has enough estrogen to grow boobs on a male. That’s the equivalent of eating four impossible whoppers per day.

It is unclear how many Impossible Whoppers you would have to consume to develop liberal views.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Dec 23 2019

Nike to Sell Colin Kaepernick Shoe

If you would consider being caught dead in any item defiled by the Nike logo, much less buying anything new from this disgraceful corporation, consider its new Colin Kaepernick shoe.

Via Disrn:

Nike plans to release a line of shoes later this month honoring [former] NFL player Colin Kaepernick and his infamous demonstrations against the United States national anthem during football games.

The shoes come with a cartoon of Kaepernick’s goofy face on the back, complete with the conspicuous Afro that helps him look more black. The digits 081416 are emblazoned on the sole. This refers to August 14, 2016, the date the fading player began indulging in theatrically disrespectful antics when the national anthem was played, so as to express his contempt for America and the people who comprise it.

The moonbat shoes will sell for $110. That comes to $40 for the shoes and $70 to let everyone know how woke you are.

Not all Nike shoes make a pageant of anti-Americanism. Last summer, in a lapse from its usual moonbattery, Nike came out with sneakers sporting America’s original flag. But the shoes were pulled off the market after Kaepernick, the face of the company, denounced them as offensive.

On a tip from Bluto.

Dec 22 2019

Woke Nike Looted in the Name of Wokeness

It couldn’t happen to a woker company. Nike has positioned itself as an aggressively ultraleft corporation by paying the America-hating black supremacist professional moonbat Colin Kaepernick to serve as its public face. But no one with money is too woke to get looted in the name of wokeness.

A transgender former Nike contractor is seeking $1.1 million in damages from the sporting goods giant for allegedly allowing gender identity-based harassment.

According to a civil lawsuit filed this week, Nike and Mainz Brady Group, a staffing firm that hired workers for Nike, discriminated against computer engineer Jazz Lyles, who identifies as transmasculine and prefers the pronouns they/them/their. The complaint was filed with Multnomah Circuit Court in Oregon.

Excellent choice of venue. The seat of Multnomah County is Portland, an epicenter of Left Coast moonbattery.

Lyles claims that he was “misgendered” — i.e., referred to with biologically correct pronouns — during his short tenure with Nike. Why work for a living when being offended for a living is so much more remunerative?

Nike responded by kowtowing obsequiously to the very moonbattery in the name of which it is being sued. The company “is committed to a culture of diversity, inclusion and [quack quack quack].”

No doubt Nike will settle out of court for a small fortune, encouraging further lawsuits, which it will ineffectually attempt to fend off by subjecting employees to brainwashing sessions on behalf of the LGBT agenda.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

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.

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