Nike Favorability Drops 34% Almost Overnight in Wake of Colin Kaepernick Embrace

I'm not sure I'm permitted to question a corporation's free speech choices. I need a ruling from the brain trust.



Posted by: Ace of Spades at 01:11 PM




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1 You are permitted to vote with your own money and voice. So yes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 06, 2018 01:12 PM (hyuyC)

2 The Understomp!


Nice.

Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:12 PM (2Evd0)

3 Mornin', Ace!

Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:13 PM (2Evd0)

4 Triple Stomp!

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:13 PM (UnA8+)

5 Fukkem

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 06, 2018 01:13 PM (UC5ui)

6 It's nood-a-palooza.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 06, 2018 01:13 PM (mQ0Mc)

7 Not that I'm the Brain Trust. Other here hold that privilege. I make them look smart.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 06, 2018 01:13 PM (hyuyC)

8 I have some Nikes now, relatively new, so I'll wear em til I need new ones. But I won't buy any more Nikes after that.

Posted by: Frag at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (cOANc)

9 Hah?

Posted by: Jeanne del norte at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (efMXe)

10 I'm not sure I'm permitted to question a corporation's free speech choices. I need a ruling from the brain trust.


Of course it's permitted. It's just...declasse'.

Posted by: David French at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (NWiLs)

11 two new posts?? It's going to be a blockbuster day here at the HQ!

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (a0IVu)

12 Well dang, which nood is current?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (AM1GF)

13 Hawaiian Judge says everybody has to buy Nike products now.

It's Welfare for Colon Krapperdick.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (UnA8+)

14 Sure, go ahead.

Posted by: Brain Trust at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (Sjz1F)

15 Nike seems to be willing to sacrifice broad market acceptance in favor of more thorough embrace from the, ahem, diverse and vibrant sectors of the economy.

Posted by: JEM at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (p7jTM)

16 Speaking of boobs.

Posted by: buzzion at September 06, 2018 01:15 PM (zRwJ/)

17 lol

Posted by: SMH at September 06, 2018 01:15 PM (5F7lS)

18 Tillman's widow is now asking that Pat's picture not be used to disdain ol' Kappie.

WTF?

Posted by: The Mr Wolf at September 06, 2018 01:15 PM (YkEgi)

19 Answers THAT question...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at September 06, 2018 01:15 PM (AM1GF)

20 I wear wallyworld specials, cause imma cheap bastard.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 06, 2018 01:15 PM (UC5ui)

21 The other post is gone...we are at steady state here

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 06, 2018 01:15 PM (a0IVu)

22 The face-punching thread has gone away.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 06, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

23 Is this a Nood Cage Match?

Two go in, only one comes out?

Posted by: JEM at September 06, 2018 01:15 PM (p7jTM)

24 damn, I beat Willow at her own game. I commented, and the whole thread not only got enstomped, the comments got erased as if Thanos had been there...

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (8D42x)

25 Schrodingers Cat Comment......

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (jjaLl)

26 The sandwich stomp.

Yeah, Nike's favorability among Republicans went from +75 to ZERO.

The marketing department -- Home of failed salesmen.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (0ogQG)

27 >>The face-punching thread has gone away.


Stomped.

Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (2Evd0)

28 Well that was odd.. oh Top 25. Now it's back to work.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, but still a Marine at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (418Dl)

29 OK that was weird.

Posted by: wth at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (HgMAr)

30 Wow. Now *that* was a stomping!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (BHXAq)

31 Nike will come roaring back. People love SJWs!

Posted by: Delusion at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (eAZVt)

32 NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (2LelM)

33 Not first....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (uDcBt)

34 Good, the Corgi pack can reassemble into one unit once again.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (mQ0Mc)

35

*hands Nike Corp an ACME brand anvil*


Beep, beep, mf'ers.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (HaL55)

36 Criticism of Coporations is RAYYYCISSSSTTTTT

Posted by: Ben Nerd Virgin Shapiro fapping to his sister in the shower at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (fLiQp)

37 The face-punching thread has gone away.
Posted by: Insomniac


They're all face-punching threads here...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (AM1GF)

38 JEM

Yes. OM's thread is gone. Good picture on it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (hyuyC)

39
I used to think that I could not go on
And life was nothing but an awful song
But now I know the meaning of true love
I'm leaning on the everlasting arms

If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly

Posted by: Bitter Bendergash at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (I9Sw7)

40 That is the best one so far.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (W+vEI)

41
Holy Shit.

The weiner pic is fucking hilarious.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (8XRCm)

42 32 NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (2LelM)

Shane McMahon.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (UnA8+)

43 15 Nike seems to be willing to sacrifice broad market acceptance in favor of more thorough embrace from the, ahem, diverse and vibrant sectors of the economy.
Posted by: JEM at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (p7jTM)


The flaw in their cunning plan being that those sectors are a good bet to get a hefty proportion of Nike products through shoplifting.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (6MdKC)

44 Halp! I'm Being Repressed! See the Oppression Inherent in the System! See the Oppression Inherent in the System!!!

Posted by: The Kavanaugh Thread at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (k1TUh)

45 It's not enough.

I want to see companies absolutely ruined.

Though I am surprised at the very widespread disdain that this blunder has elicited.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (oVJmc)

46 You should have seen their second choice, name of Eichmann

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (7ZVPa)

47 I rate this story 5 out of 5 Cabin Boys on the Cuck Cruise.

Posted by: ShainS at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (WqPYg)

48 >>pic is fucking hilarious.


I thought Ace had a beard?

Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (2Evd0)

49 This is how internet censorship begins!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (ymnmz)

50 32 NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (2LelM)


Buys?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (6MdKC)

51 I am loving all of the memes on this one, though!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (uDcBt)

52 The assumption from a lot of commentators is that Nike is already largely an "urban" brand, and this only helps their bona fides. But polling shows that Nike favorability is down 10% with... African Americans? Oh yeah, that happened.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (SN4NF)

53 Just do it.

Posted by: Napoleon, looking at Russia ca. 1812 at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (7HtZB)

54 Stomp Nike, now.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (DaDYr)

55 The flaw in their cunning plan being that those sectors are a good bet to get a hefty proportion of Nike products through shoplifting.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (6MdKC)

Nonsense. They were legitimately sold out of the trunk of a car from a lot that fell off the back of a truck.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

56 How do we fund black market fake Nike merch? Have them made in Elllll Sal-vador.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (r9UYA)

57 Posted by: Frag at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (cOANc)

Same here.
The next pair I'll wear will probably be the Costco brand sneakers that are still in the box that I bought for less than $20.

Posted by: Iasonas at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (ZItwO)

58 Remember when the SJWs hated Nike?

And John McCain?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (Boy/L)

59 Yolo.

Posted by: Carlos Danger at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (XwHxQ)

60 Fuck Nike

Fuck NFL

Fuck em alllllllll

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (CL6Qp)

61 LOL that Weiner.

Posted by: steevy at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (mCMQ5)

62 Where's our resident Comrade troll to tell us how their stock price is going through the roof, with minute-by-minute updates?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (vg8iE)

63 Tillman's widow is now asking that Pat's picture not be used to disdain ol' Kappie.

WTF?

Posted by: The Mr Wolf at September 06, 2018 01:15 PM (YkEgi)

eh, I kind of get that. it's got to be a bit painful for her.

and the point has been made they could have picked a better representative.

Plus, there's now SO MANY MORE that are mocking it, and it's glorious...

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (8D42x)

64 I find Asics to be more comfortable generally.

Posted by: Frag at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (cOANc)

65 Nike is doing what the television networks, newspapers, and fast food restaurants are doing, which is to focus on a small segment of the population that is willing to overspend for low quality.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (7ZVPa)

66 And here I figured ace had an elaborate scheduling algorithm breathed on with loving care by half a dozen Caltech and MIT PhDs for a decade or more, to properly sequence the new posts.

Instead the poo gets flung and then he decides which one he's gonna scrape off the wall.

Oh well, I'm so disillusioned.

Posted by: JEM at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (p7jTM)

67 I am in full support of Nike showing their true colors. I work with veterans everyday who will show their support with never buying another Nike product. Winning.

Posted by: Cheri at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (oiNtH)

68 Some idiot on teh twitterz suggested manufacturers of AR-15s should use Kaepernick as the spokesman for their guns because it would destroy them.

There's a whole lotta stupid out there.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (ptqGC)

69 Top 28 vice 25... wow, what a weird set of events that was. NOOD, NOOD stomp, then NOOD stomp removal.. Bob from NSA lurking?

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (mfjYD)

70 45 It's not enough.

I want to see companies absolutely ruined.

Though I am surprised at the very widespread disdain that this blunder has elicited.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (oVJmc)

I want people finding themselves financially ruined and under a bridge caked in their own filth and body wastes.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (UnA8+)

71

You can vote with your feet, wallet and voice, as required.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (S/hVx)

72 8 I have some Nikes now, relatively new, so I'll wear em til I need new ones. But I won't buy any more Nikes after that.
Posted by: Frag

If they are anything like mine, sticking your feet into them is probably worse than burning.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (kfcYC)

73 This is the only branded merch I want.

https://goo.gl/images/AYC72Z

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (JgxVC)

74 32 NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (2LelM)



"buying" isn't quite the correct word.

Posted by: buzzion at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (zRwJ/)

75 Always remember that Petr Strozk had to wade through 1,000 pictures like this to find and destroy all of The Bollard Queen's emails.


Hasn't he suffered enough?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (ymnmz)

76 Isn't it funny that we hear how oppressed black Americans are, yet it seems like every company (ESPN, Nike, the NFL, and a lot of others) think that they are their new growth market???

13% of the country, supposedly deprived and destitute, is courted actively over the other 87%?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (oVJmc)

77 THE ALIENS STOLE THE UNDERTHREAD!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (+y/Ru)

78 >>>NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (2LelM)

Buys?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 01:17 PM (6MdKC)


They steal them and then the store collects the insurance or the rich kid has to have his parents go get him another pair, so ... yes, "buys" in a 'broken windows' sort of way.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (w0IWw)

79
But polling shows that Nike favorability is down 10% with... African Americans? Oh yeah, that happened.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM (SN4NF)

-----

Because NIKE believes that all African Americans think and act the same way and would support a flag shitting cop hating bigot just because he's black.


Ans they think *we're* racists....

Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (8XRCm)

80 Schrodinger's thread?

Is that what that was?

Posted by: torabora at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (Y274z)

81 Screw Nike, I want shoes that are totes edgy so Imma gonna go with MS-13 shoes. Instead of a swoosh their logo is a machete. Cool Beans.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (2LelM)

82 The PayPal link in the sidebar doesn't work for me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (ptqGC)

83 Meh. Error committed. So no point in reversing course now. I'd love to see it affect Nike's longterm sales. But I doubt it will.

Posted by: Praga Khan's Bongwater at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (L8slQ)

84
Nothing says winning like a 2-12 quarterback.

People identify with winners. Losers?

Not so much.

Future business school majors can argue the merits of identifying with losers.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (LOgQ4)

85 There once was a Carlos named Danger,
His dong he texted to strangers;
His laptop did prove,
Underage was his groove;
Now in prison - an anus arranger.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner - Sexual Poet at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (fLiQp)

86 remember:

Nike is the Greek Goddess who personifies victory.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (PNcou)

87 Some idiot on teh twitterz suggested manufacturers of AR-15s should use Kaepernick as the spokesman for their guns because it would destroy them.

There's a whole lotta stupid out there.
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Yes, there is. Most companies don't want to destroy themselves.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (qQcQl)

88 32 NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?

Posted by: Puddin Head


This same poll showed an 8 point drop in favorability among blacks.

It's an across the board decline, though largest among Republicans.

They've managed to piss everyone off.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (0ogQG)

89 This is not who we are...

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (ZeU5D)

90

Posted by: Surfperch at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (QSdIk)

91 Eh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh. Get woke, get run over by the GTFO route bus.
The NFL is sweating .44 bullets now, and we haven't even started Week 1 yet. (No, the season does NOT start until the weekend!)

Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (W+kMI)

92 Is inferior trash. Trust only the authentic Adibas sportswear from Sergei, blyat!

Posted by: Sergei at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (NWiLs)

93 64 I find Asics to be more comfortable generally.
Posted by: Frag at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (cOANc)

Since ASICS is Japanese, does wearing them make one a Weeb?

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (UnA8+)

94 AoS needs a traffic cop?

Posted a comment on the stomped thread, and when it refreshed, all that was left was a comment box. Shocking and funny, 'cause I guessed what happened.

Hope that stomped comment doesn't get me pixybanned.

Oh, yeah, good afternoon to the Boss.

Posted by: mindful webworker - or am I Memorex? at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (lFi5f)

95 Schrodinger's thread?

Is that what that was?


Nah, we just classified it to piss off the Rubin idiot.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (NukpG)

96 62. Comrade is at baseball ground, as is venerable Brooklyn tradition.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (JgxVC)

97 65
Nike is doing what the television networks, newspapers, and fast food
restaurants are doing, which is to focus on a small segment of the
population that is willing to overspend for low quality.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (7ZVPa)


Up next three hours of Rachel Maddow!

Posted by: MSLSD at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (ymnmz)

98 Always remember that Petr Strozk had to wade through 1,000 pictures like this to find and destroy all of The Bollard Queen's emails.


Hasn't he suffered enough?
========

Haven't I????

Posted by: Peter Strzok's Willie at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (vg8iE)

99 So I need to buy stuff from corps that stomp chickens, something that I am somewhat opposed to?

Posted by: Burger Chef at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (RuIsu)

100 The assumption from a lot of commentators is that Nike is already
largely an "urban" brand, and this only helps their bona fides. But
polling shows that Nike favorability is down 10% with... African
Americans?

--

So Nike's plan is to put their eggs in the 13% of the population basket, less the 10% drop in favorability within this group. Good plan!

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (mQ0Mc)

101 #25 you beat me to it. great minds...

Posted by: torabora at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (Y274z)

102 85 - thread winner!

Posted by: Cheri at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (oiNtH)

103 69 Top 28 vice 25... wow, what a weird set of events that was. NOOD, NOOD stomp, then NOOD stomp removal.. Bob from NSA lurking?
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (mfjYD)

---

in the future, every post will be nood for 15 seconds

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (PNcou)

104 I love Nikes.

Posted by: Cory Booker at September 06, 2018 01:21 PM (HgMAr)

105 I want to see In Memoriam slideshows of companies that have bitten the dust which include a blurb detailing the stupid SJW crap they supported that was the catalyst for augering themselves into the ground.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (xwxoo)

106 Isn't it funny that we hear how oppressed black Americans are, yet it seems like every company (ESPN, Nike, the NFL, and a lot of others) think that they are their new growth market???

-
And Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal try to pass for black.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (+y/Ru)

107 I've avoided the hearings today. My BP is thanking me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (ptqGC)

108 I'm not sure I'm permitted to question a corporation's free speech choices.

Hey, I LOVE their free speech choices. If an organization has gone SJW, it's much better that they out themselves, so they we know whom to economically destroy. The worst companies are those sneaky bastards who hide their left-wing ideology, so we unwittingly funnel our $$$ to our political opponents.

Always remember:

A liberal wants conservatives to shut up.

A conservative wants liberals to keep talking.

Posted by: zombie at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (c+2jX)

109
Posted by: Ben Nerd Virgin Shapiro fapping to his sister in the shower at September 06, 2018 01:16 PM (fLiQp)

tbh, what male WOULDN'T ?


Posted by: SturmToddler at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (8D42x)

110 Nicely done!

Posted by: Chairman Hrothgar (D-eepState) at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (n9EOP)

111 Ha! Commenting several times and wondering why no one else is there.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (kG5hP)

112 Tillman's widow is a yuuuge lib and has been for a long time.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (CL6Qp)

113 Now I have to look at Weiner's ugly mug every time I do a page refresh. Ugh.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (BHXAq)

114 Future business school majors can argue the merits of identifying with losers.

Hey, at least we were lovable!

Posted by: The Pre-2016 Cubbies at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (3C9q2)

115 13% of the country, supposedly deprived and destitute, is courted actively over the other 87%?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (oVJmc)


A lot of rich white kids (and white kids in general) think that ghetto thugs are the coolest things around.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (w0IWw)

116 ***waves hand***

that was not the thread you were looking for

Posted by: Obi-wan Kenobi at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (PNcou)

117 Yes, they are free to adopt every SJW there is. And people are free to not to buy their over-priced crap.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (mpXpK)

118 Puma has a better logo anyway. Effin' checkmark "swoosh" crap....

Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (W+kMI)

119 80 Schrodinger's thread?

Is that what that was?
Posted by: torabora at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (Y274z)

You have to comment before you can see what's in it.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi. Or Cynthia Nixon. Your choice. at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (BRvh1)

120 They're stock is staying up by a smidgin. I'd don't know it that is Lefties buying to hold it up or what.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
80.54 +0.62 (+0.78%)
As of 1:25PM EDT. Market open.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (yQpMk)

121 We would like to announce our newest CFO of international finance - Nicolas Maduro!

Posted by: Nike's Public Relations Team at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (fLiQp)

122 Nike. They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (p+Wdc)

123 Does Nike even have to worry about the American market?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (uDcBt)

124 Clay Travis has been hammering Nike on this for overvaluing Twitter reactions to make marketing decisions. Looks like he was right as usual.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (OD2ni)

125 Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (kfcYC)

Nah, I try on everything and walk around the store before I buy, it's often an hours long process. I have really crappy feet, and I trial run, and comfort is hard to come by. I just found out Reebok reintroduced the DMX 10 so I will probably grab some of those.

Posted by: Frag at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (cOANc)

126 Also funny meme on yesterday's op-ed:

https://tinyurl.com/y99w33e5

Posted by: Lizzy at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (W+vEI)

127 Prison is not bad

Surprising amount of sex actually

Who'd a thunk it

Posted by: Carlos Danger at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (P7xtx)

128 Nike makes money with school athletics.
My daughter in (Catholic) HS had to buy new pair of Nike's each season (in school color) for basketball, lacrosse etc

I may have to drop a note to the AD on this...

Posted by: McCool at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (tWnED)

129 That's hilarious.

The only thing to explain this is Nike was preempting a pretty damaging report about their overseas slave labor.

They saw the NYT defend pedophiles cause they were woke to global warming so they probably figured they could get the same....

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (TN1P5)

130 As I said on the last thread that is the solution for world peace and the cure for cancer.

Posted by: Minuteman at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (A/ixJ)

131 77 THE ALIENS STOLE THE UNDERTHREAD!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler

Damn! They got my pants also!

Posted by: wrg500 Manatee bounty hunter at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (Bdeb0)

132 84


Nothing says winning like a 2-12 quarterback.



People identify with winners. Losers?



Not so much.



Future business school majors can argue the merits of identifying with losers.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (LOgQ4)


Hey Nike I sacrificed like a dog!

Posted by: Michael Vick at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (ymnmz)

133 Yet they continued to fuck the chicken by actually releasing the commercials to the networks and paying to run them.

Idiots.

I bought my Nike golf clubs from an online reseller used, so Nike got no money from me, but I'll be replacing them as soon as funds are available.

Posted by: Sponge at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (F4u7C)

134 82
The PayPal link in the sidebar doesn't work for me.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (ptqGC)


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Here's the URL it took me to:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybuhxjty

Posted by: ShainS at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (WqPYg)

135 I find Asics to be more comfortable generally.

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Asics for me, too. Very comfortable sneaker and one I ran in for years.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (mQ0Mc)

136 If Nike backs down then they're hypocrites - not willing to sacrifice everything.

Posted by: ArthurK at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (dg/6R)

137 tbh, what male WOULDN'T ?




Posted by: SturmToddler at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (8D42x)
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*ahem*

Posted by: Shep! at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (vg8iE)

138 On one hand, I don't really trust "favorability ratings" any more than I trust election polls these days.

On the other hand, Fuck Nike.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (KUaJL)

139 Uh, brand loyalty is everything in the athletic apparel space. There are plenty of other choices that don't reflect a negative stigma. When you lose share it takes a long time to build it back up, and even that takes a lot of work to reestablish the brand.
*This is me waiving bye*

Posted by: Marcus T at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (VpIIl)

140 That NIKE and NFL money is going somewhere else. If you could intercept some of it you would get very rich...

Posted by: torabora at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (Y274z)

141 I don't know if it was dumb luck, or if Nike knew what they were doing, but coming out with this campaign at the same as the confirmation hearing has to be serendipitous for them because they're ONLY down 34% favoribility.

Gotta say, though, it's oddly amusing to watch leftists defend a company that infamously used child labor in third world countries to avoid having to pay higher wages in the states. They're basically the type of "evil" corporation they despise, overcharging for a product that cost significantly less. But it's okay because they stand with Colin Kaepernick.

Posted by: Nutsy the Buzzard at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (cvpwh)

142 >>They're stock is staying up by a smidgin. I'd don't know it that is Lefties buying to hold it up or what.


My guess is that the trading algorithms don't account for 'Woke-eness'.

Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (2Evd0)

143 {i}32 NIKE is going where the bucks are - single parent black teenage males. Who else buys $300 sneakers?

On some other social media platform Progs were doing what Progs always do - telling people how to spend their own money by way of slander and taunts.

In this case, they assume that "Trumpsters" will be burning their Nike shoes and thus this Lefty commanded them to "Donate your shoes to a homeless vet". (note the ham-fisted stereotypical manipulation of "homeless vet")

I think we should return the favor as a Win/Win/Win. They can virtue signal their love for Nike and buy those $300/pr shoes, then allow someone who is in the process of "turning their life around" to curb stomp the Prog for the shoes, and the little hoodlum will have his set of shoes by way of the usual vector of acquisition.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (boNFp)

144 "Tillman's widow is a yuuuge lib and has been for a long time."

IIRC, Tillman himself was a big lib, but a patriot.

Posted by: navybrat, back to the fog at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (w7KSn)

145 Shit. Left my wallet in the undernood.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Fed Up at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (xPJvm)

146 Ah Anthony Weiner. He gave us the greatest press conference EVER.

https://youtu.be/eIJRyJkQXyc

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (9CkBG)

147 Someone in the stomped thread mentioned Pence as the possible anonymous op ed writer.

Political Insider is alluding to the same thing, due to the writer's use of the word "lodestar," which is a word Pence uses quite regularly.

Hmmm.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (ptqGC)

148 >>Now I have to look at Weiner's ugly mug every time I do a page refresh. Ugh.



Just remember it was his laptop that dealt the Hillary campaign its final deathblow!

It makes me smile.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (W+vEI)

149 Tillman's widow is a yuuuge lib and has been for a long time.

That doesn't matter--his service and sacrifice, real not manufactured, does. Nike's campaign when juxtaposed with ANY dead veteran makes it a farce.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (NukpG)

150 Remember that one time the NYT quoted a conversation among "senior official " types and it turned out to be between an intern and entry-level kid and, as it turns out both the kid and newbie were the same person.

Posted by: SarahW at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (Sp1NT)

151 nike will go the way of cnn,espn and the Dodo bird.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (0OmEj)

152 I'm disappointed in the Chans. They can find Shia's flag in a cow pasture but they haven't figured out who the anonymous op-ed is yet.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (CQ3Qb)

153 Well if the stock tanks its good news for Africa and South America. All the natives will be well shod.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (2LelM)

154 I wear Bass shoes, which fall apart constantly, but...

a- they're cheap, thanks to a nearby outlet, and
b- they have a large number of styles in wide sizes (no one else seems to)

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (SN4NF)

155 "Nike makes money with school athletics.
My daughter in (Catholic) HS had to buy new pair of Nike's each season (in school color) for basketball, lacrosse etc "


Phil Mushnick of the NY Post has been neating the drum for at least 20 years abouut the way Nike has corrupted college athletics through bribes of ADs and coaches.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (OD2ni)

156 Nike is betting on the McDonalds model, which has worked. MCds is basically a ghetto brand now but its stock price has zoomed since the rebranding. Nike figures our customers are single mom welfare recipients buying shoes for her kid...might as well go with it.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (CL6Qp)

157
How can single-mother black teenage males afford $300 sneakers? I can't afford $300 anything. But I'm an honest, law-abiding citizen. (Is that racist?)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (BWL+E)

158 Does Nike even have to worry about the American market?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (uDcBt)


I would find it hard to believe that any other major market in the world would support their stupendously overpriced sneaker sales. I just can't see it. I could be wrong ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (w0IWw)

159 Someone in the stomped thread mentioned Pence as the possible anonymous op ed writer.

Not a chance.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (NukpG)

160 >>Tillman's widow is a yuuuge lib


Also ... a '1'.

Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (2Evd0)

161 On Tillman, it's worth noting that he was killed by friendly fire and then the government dishonored his memory by lying about what happened to have a better story. I'm sure his widow is still very upset about what happened to him.

Posted by: the dandy at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (bR08X)

162 Nike demonstrates their commitment to fighting oppression by having their sneakers made in a sweatshop in China.

Courage.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (/tuJf)

163 106
Isn't it funny that we hear how oppressed black Americans are, yet it
seems like every company (ESPN, Nike, the NFL, and a lot of others)
think that they are their new growth market???



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And Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal try to pass for black.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (+y/Ru)


Hey There!

Posted by: AG Steadman at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (ymnmz)

164 Nike gets more than 50% of its revenues from overseas sales. What's the favorability rating change for foreign buyers? Lotta foreigners despise traditional America.

Favorability dropped 10% with blacks? How many of those 10% were Nike customers in the first place? How did favorability change among fanatic brand customers who buy several Nike products per year?

Nike is planning decades ahead with this move. Yes, they're despicable, but don't declare them mortally wounded yet.

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (mk9aG)

165 "Political Insider is alluding to the same thing, due to the writer's use of the word "lodestar," which is a word Pence uses quite regularly."

If you are going to frame someone you have to plant some evidence tying him to the act. Every mystery fan knows that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza now Stocked and Open! at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (0QYMt)

166 The best part is the sweatshop and child labor element. 2016:

"Supalai said because the workers
could not produce all of the products by the set deadline, Nike put a
fine on the factory, which in turn barred the factory from paying the
workers. "It had been two months that we did not get paid, so we got together to protest," Supalai said via a translator."

https://www.collegian.psu.edu/ news/campus/article_4fcbbb98- efe1-11e5-9e95-6fc988b86843.html

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But police profiling criminals and slavery from 200 years ago so stand for something something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (oNuis)

167 I wonder how Levi's is doing?

Meanwhile, there's this bit in Town Hall about how the NYT has a history of grossly overstating the "seniority" of anonymous White House tipsters

http://tinyurl.com/yc5hs4ub

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (39g3+)

168 That meme is so wrong. I hate myself of laughing at it.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (KzvQU)

169 >>>152 I'm disappointed in the Chans. They can find Shia's flag in a cow pasture but they haven't figured out who the anonymous op-ed is yet.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (CQ3Qb)
_______
It's hard to find a Snipe

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (fLiQp)

170 137 tbh, what male WOULDN'T ?

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Only if i felt like slumming.

Posted by: Donald J Trump at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (PNcou)

171 Wearing the nike clothing you own is fine but I would suggest a piece of black electric tape (it comes in a rainbow of colors now) through the swoosh like in the no smoking signs and such.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (kfcYC)

172 115 13% of the country, supposedly deprived and destitute, is courted actively over the other 87%?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (oVJmc)

A lot of rich white kids (and white kids in general) think that ghetto thugs are the coolest things around.

Proof from twenty-odd years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AltMeuPkWRs

Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (W+kMI)

173
Ah Anthony Weiner. He gave us the greatest press conference EVER.

https://youtu.be/eIJRyJkQXyc

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (9CkBG)


Can you imagine the fun Andrew would be having now? I miss him every day. Especially his roller skating.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (ptqGC)

174 >>I'm disappointed in the Chans. They can find Shia's flag in a cow pasture but they haven't figured out who the anonymous op-ed is yet.



I'm liking the Evan McMullin guess.
Or it's some nobody federal worker (say, from the CPFB "Dumbledore's Army") whose ope-ed was filtered through Fusion GPS.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (W+vEI)

175 A lot of rich white kids (and white kids in general) think that ghetto thugs are the coolest things around.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (w0IWw)


Take 'em from their tony private schools and bus 'em to ghetto schools.

I call it "reality therapy."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (6MdKC)

176 I would find it hard to believe that any other major market in the world would support their stupendously overpriced sneaker sales. I just can't see it. I could be wrong ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (w0IWw)

Are we sure that they sell the same shoes for the same exorbitant prices overseas?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (KUaJL)

177 159 Someone in the stomped thread mentioned Pence as the possible anonymous op ed writer.

Not a chance."

Agreed. Stupid suggestion.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (k1TUh)

178 120 Of course,just like they pump money into GoFundme's for anyone who they think sticks it to Trump.

Posted by: steevy at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (mCMQ5)

179 I'm disappointed in the Chans. They can find Shia's flag in a cow pasture but they haven't figured out who the anonymous op-ed is yet.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (CQ3Qb)

That's because the anonymous op-ed is fake news by the mother of fake news outlets.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (9BLnV)

180 I find Asics to be more comfortable generally.

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Asics for me, too. Very comfortable sneaker and one I ran in for years.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (mQ0Mc)


I love ASICs. I remember back when the only thing ASICs made (for sale in the US, at least) were the best wrestling shoes.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (w0IWw)

181 About the stomped thread, I tried to post on it, "I'm the only one on this thread. Including the thread." But it didn't post.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (StbAf)

182 147
Someone in the stomped thread mentioned Pence as the possible anonymous op ed writer.

Political
Insider is alluding to the same thing, due to the writer's use of the
word "lodestar," which is a word Pence uses quite regularly.

Hmmm.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:24 PM (ptqGC)

More likely that word was used to make him a suspect. All of this seems like an intel op. If that person was for real there's zero benefit from writing that op-ed. More likely it was meant to send Trump off the deep end and throw the whole staff into chaos, suspecting one another.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (CQ3Qb)

183 Another way to get free $300+ sneakers is to just beat someone wearing them senseless and take them.

thug life

Posted by: Cory Booker at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (Y274z)

184 Just Schlong It.

Posted by: Fritz at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (ANJe6)

185 175 A lot of rich white kids (and white kids in general) think that ghetto thugs are the coolest things around.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (w0IWw)

Take 'em from their tony private schools and bus 'em to ghetto schools.

I call it "reality therapy."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (6MdKC)

Those who make it out alive will have learned their lesson.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (NWiLs)

186 Our waitstaff will be outfitted with Nikes from now on. If we can afford them.

Posted by: The Red Hen Restaurant at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (FTlwv)

187 159 Someone in the stomped thread mentioned Pence as the possible anonymous op ed writer.

Not a chance.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (NukpG)

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I know something i won't tell

Posted by: 4-Chan at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (PNcou)

188 Someone needs to get a picture of Kavanaugh at the hearing with the protesters frothing at the mouth in the background and put the same caption.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (KUaJL)

189 The embiggened version of that is the best, for certain values of best.

Well, Horde, I am shortly off for the exciting adventure of buying a new car since my current car's transmission decided on the way home from work on Tuesday that, pffft, going forward when in drive is oppressive, man.

It's a 10 year old car with nearly 140,000 miles on it. The estimate is $1,500 to $3,000 to rebuild the transmission. Yeah, that's better spent on a down payment on a new to me car.

The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (mf5HN)

190 Does Nike make benches now?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (DvdcX)

191 The flaw in their cunning plan being that those sectors are a good bet to get a hefty proportion of Nike products through shoplifting.

Nike Marketing Exec: "You know, in California now after Prop 47 you can pick up and walk away with anything under a thousand bucks and if it isn't under lock and key all you'll get is a ticket, right?"

Nike CEO: "Dude, you're shitting me. Really?"

NME: "It's true. You'll get a citation, and a $5 lawyer can get it suspended at worst."

NCEO: "So what? You're suggesting we make shrinkage a business?"

NME: "Yeah. Just make sure really good insurance is written into the retail contracts."

Posted by: JEM at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (p7jTM)

192 More like someone borrowed Pence's pet word as a means of misdirection.

Posted by: SarahW at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (Sp1NT)

193 NIKE A GO GO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJtAyolP2a4


*Now we find the Moron Fiends*

Posted by: MISFITS at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (2Evd0)

194 Are these companies playing more towards SJWs and Blacks/Latinos?

Or are they playing towards China, who probably laps up the "Fuck America" posturing just as much as the SJWs do?

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (UnA8+)

195 Hey, I'm not saying I believe it was Pence. Just that it's out there. Bigly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (ptqGC)

196 113 Now I have to look at Weiner's ugly mug every time I do a page refresh. Ugh.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (BHXAq)


You could always stomp ace. Oh wait...

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (0ogQG)

197 147 Someone in the stomped thread mentioned Pence as the possible anonymous op ed writer.

Political Insider is alluding to the same thing, due to the writer's use of the word "lodestar," which is a word Pence uses quite regularly.

Hmmm.
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Jane, just remember, any anonymous leaks in the NYTs come from the CIA. If the story was printed in WAPO its the FBI. You must have your Deep State Compass on you at all times.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (2LelM)

198 Someone in the stomped thread mentioned Pence as the possible anonymous op ed writer.

Read the article I linked. Last time the NYT quoted someone like this calling them senior officials (two of them), it was... the same guy.

An intern.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 06, 2018 01:29 PM (39g3+)

199 >>118
Puma has a better logo anyway. Effin' checkmark "swoosh" crap....

I read yesterday where Puma and Adidas both wanted Copanic but were outbid by Nike. It's commies all the way down.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 06, 2018 01:29 PM (r9UYA)

200 That's because the anonymous op-ed is fake news by the mother of fake news outlets.

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This.

They are trying to out laser pointer the Golden Scalp Laser Pointer Master.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:29 PM (8XRCm)

201
Nike needs congratulating for being one more astute corporation to alienate a significant percent of their customer base as a proven method of building business.
Following in the footsteps of Dick's and other s.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 06, 2018 01:29 PM (S/hVx)

202 Who else buys $300 sneakers?

I will buy $300 cowboy boots that I can wear for 15 years.

Posted by: no good deed at September 06, 2018 01:29 PM (1uG1d)

203 >>>184 Just Schlong It.
Posted by: Fritz at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (ANJe6)
_______
Will you be paying in Check, Cash, or Mouth?

Posted by: Anthony Weiner - Big Sausage Pizza Deliveryman at September 06, 2018 01:29 PM (fLiQp)

204 Can you imagine the fun Andrew would be having now? I miss him every day. Especially his roller skating.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:26 PM (ptqGC)



I would be very curious to see what he'd be doing now. He was a badass, but he also was the "happy warrior". He appeared to genuinely enjoy what he was doing. There's not a lot of that nowadays.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 06, 2018 01:29 PM (9CkBG)

205 The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (mf5HN)


*types*

*deletes*

*runs*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:29 PM (ptqGC)

206
I'm liking the Evan McMullin guess.

Or it's some nobody federal worker (say, from the CPFB "Dumbledore's Army") whose ope-ed was filtered through Fusion GPS.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 06, 2018 01:27 PM (W+vEI)


Dumbledore had an army of children. CHILDREN!

Posted by: left Jackass at September 06, 2018 01:29 PM (ymnmz)

207

Pence is a cuck, but he's a loyal cuck. To his president.

Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (OocfQ)

208
The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around.


Fiat or SmartCar. They're so you.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (BWL+E)

209 Pretty much all clothing is made in sweatshops at a cost of a few cents per unit anyway. And it's all the same shit, just with different brand names.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (NWiLs)

210 Isn't it funny that we hear how oppressed black Americans are, yet it
seems like every company (ESPN, Nike, the NFL, and a lot of others)
think that they are their new growth market???



-

And Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal try to pass for black.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (+y/Ru)


There are more black millionaires in the US than any other country on earth........OPPRESSION is a BITCH I tell ya.

Posted by: Sponge at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (F4u7C)

211 Yearrrrgh!

Posted by: Lefty Jackass at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (ymnmz)

212

Jane D'uh is actually Mike Pence because she used the word 'lodestar'!

I've had my suspicions, now I have the truth.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (LOgQ4)

213 https://tinyurl.com/yafh76kx

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (UC5ui)

214 Does Nike make benches now?
Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (DvdcX)

They are about to corner the market on kneeling benches.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (9BLnV)

215 The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (mf5HN)



I figure your first goal would be to get one that you could reach the gas and brake pedals.

Posted by: buzzion at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (zRwJ/)

216 >>The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.


MINI COOPER


Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (2Evd0)

217 "I love ASICs. I remember back when the only thing ASICs made (for sale in the US, at least) were the best wrestling shoes.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair"


I am now Saucony only. Guy at fancy running store told me a couple of years ago it was best brand for my foot shape. Was spot on.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (OD2ni)

218 189 The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (mf5HN)


Something something... Rhymes with "Dour Feels"...

*Erects a Flameproof, Raptor-proof barrier*

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (UnA8+)

219 Not buying any more swoosh gear. Ever. I'll wear the stuff I have until it wears out, then buy elsewhere. I did cut logos and tags off a pair of shoes to make them incognito.

Posted by: Muad'dib at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (sjdRT)

220 162 Nike demonstrates their commitment to fighting oppression by having their sneakers made in a sweatshop in China.

Courage.
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It was recently revealed that some Nike merch ostensibly manufactured in PRC was actually farmed out to the Norks. So the brave championing of diversity is being done by a globalist corporation that is selling merch made by actual slave labor (or the next thing to it) and selling 200% over cost for mega-profit.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:30 PM (W+kMI)

221
They are going with the "any exposure is good for the bottom line".

It's been a good time to bring up the slave labor and child labor. So I don't think they thought it through.

Off course p*ssing off people who still stand for America was never a good strategy to begin with.

But hammer the point home with - outsourcing to kids in slave conditions.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (uPlWr)

222 >>Pretty much all clothing is made in sweatshops at a cost of a few cents per unit anyway. And it's all the same shit, just with different brand names.

And Trump is putting big ol' tariffs on all of them.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (/tuJf)

223
Or a jacked-up F250 for your 6' 6" frame.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (BWL+E)

224 "Nike gets more than 50% of its revenues from overseas sales. What's the favorability rating change for foreign buyers? Lotta foreigners despise traditional America."

You do different ad campaigns for different countries. The campaign in the USA is not the one you have in South Korea or the one in Japan or Australia or China.

Who in those countries would (a) know who Colin Kaepernik is or care about him or (b) gives a shit about out little intramural squabbles?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza now Stocked and Open! at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (0QYMt)

225 34 % in one day is a lot, considering there's a lot of people who haven't heard about it yet, unless the poll had a qualifier that only asked the question of people who had heard, or they told them at the time.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (kfcYC)

226 What's going to be interesting is how many NFL players try to block the Nike swoosh on their uniforms. Any guesses how the commissioner will respond to that act of free speech?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (2LelM)

227 The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.


Good luck and happy hunting, AtC. Stay away from Smart Cars.

Posted by: no good deed at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (1uG1d)

228 Can we get back to Sarah Jeong?

Posted by: JEM at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (p7jTM)

229 My favorite Nike ad rip
http://tinyurl.com/y8vuubbz

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (39g3+)

230 I've heard speculation on the web that this came from McCain or someone in his camp.

Sounds like the bitter and nefarious thing he would do.

Posted by: Cheri at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (oiNtH)

231 My car has a self-park feature that I totally am afraid to use. Even the guy at the dealership didn't want to show me how to use it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (ptqGC)

232 >>Or a jacked-up F250


She'd need a rope ladder and a parachute.

Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (2Evd0)

233 OT - NY AG subpoenas all 8 of the states RC dioceses as part of their investigation into how they handled sexual abuse allegations.
I hate that Francis is being silent about this. The rot in the church is horrific.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (a0IVu)

234 Nike's stock on a YTD basis is up significantly. Overall they have lost much value and they are still in the money. Someone is doing a lot of buying.
While overweight, they are also still rated a buy. For now.
Conclusively, they probably knew the stock had enough lift on a YTD basis to sustain any short term impact. They are betting nothing happens financially on the long end.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (VpIIl)

235 Nike is the third largest apparel company in the world so they have large amount of fail left in them.


But what it does do is further erode support for the NFL and keeps the pressure on them and allows Trump to continue to tee off on them.


The seasons' opening tonight, they probably will not play the anthem and Nike is going to run their stupid commercial.


This will be taught in business school as a text book example of how to go about destroying the goose that laid the golden eggs.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (2JcMg)

236 https://research.capitaloneinvesting.com/research/customer/main/Stocks/Snapshot?symbol=NKE

If stupid Comrade shows up.....price has recovered a bit from Tuesday, but from last Friday to Tuesday, over Labor Day Weekend when this crap came out, it fell.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (ujg0T)

237 Can't wait to see how red state Dems vote.

If they vote to confirm the meltdown will be epic.

Posted by: Ha at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (MAstk)

238 The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (mf5HN)



Sooooo....a bicycle?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (9CkBG)

239 Just do it.
Posted by: Napoleon, looking at Russia ca. 1812 at September 06, 2018 01:18 PM

Wasn't being the 1982 National League MVP enough for you? Show off.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (2NqXo)

240 Thank You Nike!!!!!

Posted by: New Coke at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (PNcou)

241 Brian from New Orleans @182:

"All of this seems like an intel op."

I tried warning the President about the Intelligence Community. You piss them off, they've got six ways from Sunday of getting back at you!

Posted by: Senator Schumer at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (IOBvw)

242
It is an aid/staffer to a cabinet member, privvy to the inside chatter, able to evesdrop on phone calls and meetings.

Then, the NYT embellished that person's account and formed it into the official Narrative, hitting all the familiar notes.

Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (OocfQ)

243 Read the article I linked. Last time the NYT quoted someone like this calling them senior officials (two of them), it was... the same guy.

An intern.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor



See. A senior in High School! Duh!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (qQcQl)

244 I saw Anonymous Lodestar open for the Cowboy Junkies at The Bowery Ballroom in 1990.

Posted by: blaster at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (Z5y53)

245 Democrat banks, Democrat retailers, Democrat sports leagues, Democrat breakfast cereal companies, Democrat sneaker companies, Democrat social media companies--I've seen a lot of things, but I've never seen businesses try to drive away half their customers before.

but okay. See ya.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (m6qV1)

246 You know, Weiner looks like Pauly Shore without the nose job.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (9BLnV)

247 I have run out of gas again...please don`t clap.

Posted by: Capt Kristol in his motorized canoe at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (yhf6w)

248 238 The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (mf5HN)


Sooooo....a bicycle?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (9CkBG)

Barbie Power Wheels car.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (NWiLs)

249 Nike will (has?) moved to protect its sweatshop children ... by farming out their production to children in Thailand sweat shops.
(in prep for taking part in US TPP deals)

Posted by: illiniwek at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (Cus5s)

250
I've heard speculation on the web that this came from McCain or someone in his camp.



Sounds like the bitter and nefarious thing he would do.

Posted by: Cheri at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (oiNtH)


I'd believe that. The old bastard died as he lived. Bitter till the end.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (ptqGC)

251 Margins blown. And so early too.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (qQcQl)

252 AtC, are you buying new?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (oNuis)

253 I am now Saucony only.

I wore ASICS until they changed the toe box a couple of years ago. I used to get the Nimbus every time they came out. I tried out Saucony as a replacement. I like 'em a lot.

Posted by: no good deed at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (1uG1d)

254 Alexthechick - if you are going new-new, I suggest the 2019 Volvo Extra Cute ( the newest Volvo, the )XC40 get a once over by you.

It has park assist and moose alert, is not $$$$, and is extra cute.

Posted by: SarahW at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (Sp1NT)

255 I just assumed the Empress Traveled by Palanquin?

Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (2Evd0)

256 >>It was recently revealed that some Nike merch ostensibly manufactured in PRC was actually farmed out to the Norks. So the brave championing of diversity is being done by a globalist corporation that is selling merch made by actual slave labor (or the next thing to it) and selling 200% over cost for mega-profit.

Wouldn't surprise me in the least. NK is China's bitch and I'm sure there is a lot of this going on.

Trump seems to be the first president who truly understands that if you want to control NK you do it by controlling China first.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (/tuJf)

257 I'm actually running in a pair of Nikes I like now. Are there any creative ideas for re-branding these? Some way to alter the swoosh? Nike is so friggin' stupid. the really don't have a solid franchise in any one particular sport. Under Armor is taking huge, gaping bites out of their core market.
Also, the Nike Cortez, their first purpose built running shoe, injured a generation of runners by encouraging heel-strike running.
F*^k them, running.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (ty7RM)

258 I feel comfortable questioning everyone's choice.
Because my brain works and I can use it to gather data and form conclusions.

Mine may be wrong, but I feel free to make them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (bcbK8)

259 "Who in those countries would (a) know who Colin Kaepernik is or care about him or (b) gives a shit about out little intramural squabbles?"

So more than 50% of Nike's revenues will be unaffected by this strategy.

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (mk9aG)

260 NYT leaker is the Senior Executive Assistant Secretary to the Under Secretary of Senior Executive Assistants or something like that

Posted by: brak at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (VckGX)

261 As a police detective, I despise Kaepernick's cops-are-pigs stance, but his disrespect of the flag and America generally angers me much more.

This country made him a millionaire. A man with nominal talent and a terrible attitude. You'd think he would be grateful.

On another note, the Eagles are playing tonight, and my NFL boycott enters its third year. Fuck Kaepernick and fuck the NFL.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (raFmT)

262 193 NIKE A GO GO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJtAyolP2a4


*Now we find the Moron Fiends*
===============
Awesome, I am a teenage edgelord again. *claps*

Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (W+kMI)

263 Who in those countries would (a) know who Colin Kaepernik is or care about him or (b) gives a shit about out little intramural squabbles?

Yeah that Russian gangster and Japanese street punk has no idea who Colin Kaepernick is and if he did know, wouldn't give a damn about him or his alleged cause. This doesn't play well outside of Manhattan and small sections of LA.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 06, 2018 01:35 PM (39g3+)

264 250


I've heard speculation on the web that this came from McCain or someone in his camp.





Sounds like the bitter and nefarious thing he would do.



Posted by: Cheri at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (oiNtH)

I'd believe that. The old bastard died as he lived. Bitter till the end.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (ptqGC)



Caught me. Rickrolled.

Posted by: From the Casket of John McCain at September 06, 2018 01:35 PM (ymnmz)

265 255 I just assumed the Empress Traveled by Palanquin?
Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (2Evd0)

Barbie dream car...just saying it's an option if you need new wheels.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 06, 2018 01:35 PM (bcbK8)

266 Hey, Mahmood Ahmadinnerjacket said Nike did the right thing so it's cool.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at September 06, 2018 01:35 PM (T71PA)

267 113 Now I have to look at Weiner's ugly mug every time I do a page refresh. Ugh.
Posted by: OregonMuse


??? Where do you see Weiner's ugly mug? I don't see it anywhere on this page. Hmmm. Strange.

Posted by: zombie at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (c+2jX)

268 I was the anonymous source.

I fell in Love with Corey Lewandowski after I saw how many he was when he threw around Michelle Fields and made my tiny brother cry. I wanted him to throw me around and make my tiny brother cry.

Posted by: Abigail Shapiro's FANTASTIC internet nudes at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (fLiQp)

269 Because of the use of the words Lone Starr, I have determined that the author of the anti-Dark Helmet anonymous op-ed can only be Colonel Sandurz. Also noted was the deliberate, near-mutinous decision to countermand the order to go to LUDICROUS speed.

I knew that Colonel Sandurz was no good, but open sedition? Never saw that coming. Time to clean the steady state.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (DxWUs)

270
Imagine being an NFL quarterback even the Cleveland Browns don't want.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (BWL+E)

271

The only thing missing from op-ed was "and I once heard President Trump use the nword."

Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (OocfQ)

272 I'm pissed. I like Nike gear, especially the hats, on the golf course. Found myself cleaning up my dogs morning poop with my latest Nike "dry fit" golf cap. There goes another $25.

The good news for Starter, UA, Puma and others, while true American s ditch their Nike gear they will replace it with other sports line.

Posted by: Redenzo at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (14qvS)

273 "OT - NY AG subpoenas all 8 of the states RC dioceses as part of their investigation into how they handled sexual abuse allegations.I hate that Francis is being silent about this. The rot in the church is horrific.
Posted by: IC"


I despise his silence as well and would be interested what he knew about Howard Hubbard. But the NYAG is a grandstanding a-hole so nothing good will come pf this.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (OD2ni)

274 I've been wearing Merrill sneaker/hiker shoes. Probably the most comfortable shoe I've worn.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (jxbfJ)

275 Isn't Nike HQ in Portland?

If so, this whole fiasco snaps into focus.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (6MdKC)

276 So more than 50% of Nike's revenues will be unaffected by this strategy.

You... don't own a business do you?

If you think its safe to write off 50% of your revenues with an ad that really annoys customers, you're really mistaken.

They gain nothing from this. Nothing. It doesn't help them overseas and it enrages people domestically.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (39g3+)

277 159 Someone in the stomped thread mentioned Pence as the possible anonymous op ed writer.

Not a chance.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (NukpG)

Maybe Pence's speechwriter

Posted by: Napoleon, looking at Russia ca. 1812 at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (7HtZB)

278 NYT leaker is the Senior Executive Assistant Secretary to the Under Secretary of Senior Executive Assistants or something like that

"Acting"

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (Boy/L)

279 248 238 The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (mf5HN)


Sooooo....a bicycle?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 06, 2018 01:32 PM (9CkBG)

Barbie Power Wheels car.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 06, 2018 01:33 PM (NWiLs)

---

you are all meanies.

Alex could get a Big Wheel

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (PNcou)

280 kreplach: nope, these tone deaf phucktards will always be cool with anything that pisses on america. the kneeling will never stop, and nike will be fine. a few weeks, and all will be forgotten. real americans never bought their wal mart quality shit anyway. they don't care about us. wait until their new antifa line comes out. it will be the savior of dick's and nike.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 06, 2018 01:37 PM (KP5rU)

281 the intel "community" was spying on congress before spying on Trump was cool.

and they were lying to congress about their massive surveillance tools, before claiming it was to save the nation from crazy Trump was cool.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 06, 2018 01:37 PM (Cus5s)

282 Good luck and happy hunting, AtC. Stay away from Smart Cars.
Posted by: no good deed at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (1uG1d)

-----

Why?? I bet with a step rail she could easily get into one.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:37 PM (8XRCm)

283 I meant 2018 of course. What an extra cute might look like: https://www.volvocars.com/in/cars/new-models/xc40

Posted by: SarahW at September 06, 2018 01:37 PM (Sp1NT)

284 Great news about the Nike downturn!

Playing golf this PM. The Nike hat I was going to wear is going to be tossed in the trash. Am also thinking about cutting it into pieces and leaving it in plain sight at the entrance to the golf course.

Posted by: RM at September 06, 2018 01:37 PM (U3LtS)

285 I am now Saucony only. Guy at fancy running store told me a couple of years ago it was best brand for my foot shape. Was spot on.

I've gone back and forth between Saucony and New Balance.

It's important to be able to try them first, and also to know your goals.

I am currently wearing a pair of New Balance shoes that were supposedly the newer model of a pair I'd had a couple years back. These are comfortable, and durable, but they suck as running shoes - they're at least 50% heavier than the old 880s. They're massive. So they're now walking/kickaround shoes.

The last pair of Sauconys I had was a mistake, they were lovely comfortable things that felt like you were running on Sarah Jeong's breasts, but they were so lightly made that they wouldn't have lasted me three weeks. So they went back, and I took Sarah back to the Japanese Army brothel (oh yeah, this is the alternate universe where white guys did NOT save Korea from the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere).

Posted by: JEM at September 06, 2018 01:37 PM (p7jTM)

286 Trump is getting ready to declassify documents that will prove to even the dimmest bulbs that the Obama administration was spying on the Trump campaign and the Trump presidency.

Why would anyone be surprised that the "steady state" would lash out at Trump?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:37 PM (/tuJf)

287 >>>267 113 Now I have to look at Weiner's ugly mug every time I do a page refresh. Ugh.
Posted by: OregonMuse

??? Where do you see Weiner's ugly mug? I don't see it anywhere on this page. Hmmm. Strange.
Posted by: zombie at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (c+2jX)
_______
Top.mug or bottom mug? Because every pizza comes with a free big mug sausage

Posted by: Anthony Weiner - Big Sausage Pizza Deliveryman at September 06, 2018 01:37 PM (fLiQp)

288
I need a ruling from the brain trust. -Ace


I often question my brain rust.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at September 06, 2018 01:37 PM (e1mEI)

289 Posted by: Redenzo at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (14qvS)

Wal-Mart sells non-branded caps for like $3. Even if they stink, you can buy like 10 if them for the price of one Nike.

Posted by: Iasonas at September 06, 2018 01:38 PM (ZItwO)

290 On another note, the Eagles are playing tonight, and my NFL boycott enters its third year. Fuck Kaepernick and fuck the NFL.

Posted by: Wyatt Ear

Last night an Army Vet was waxing poetic about the NFL and John McCain being a great man. When I just stared at him and didn't agree...he walked away quickly. I guess I had the anger of Ireland in my eyes.

Posted by: Cheri at September 06, 2018 01:38 PM (oiNtH)

291 More seriously, Alex, sorry to hear about your transmission.

The Lexus models have autopark feature, if you're so inclined. The LS models are on my radar for next car.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 06, 2018 01:38 PM (bcbK8)

292 I tried out Saucony as a replacement. I like 'em a lot.
=============================
I've run marathons and done tris in Saucony, but man, they need to hire a new stylist. They hit every branch on the ugly tree. The Kinvara was my favorite everyday trainer.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 06, 2018 01:38 PM (ty7RM)

293 Maybe Pence's speechwriter

Posted by: Napoleon, looking at Russia ca. 1812 at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (7HtZB)



I've seen that suggested. The response is that his current speechwriter has been with him a short time, while his use of that word dates back a decade.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 06, 2018 01:38 PM (9CkBG)

294 >>>I'm pissed. I like Nike gear, especially the hats, on the golf course. Found myself cleaning up my dogs morning poop with my latest Nike "dry fit" golf cap. There goes another $25.




The celebs calling people morons - small "m" - for ditching Nike gear don't get it. It's not about money already paid; it's about sending a message and retaining your principles.

I ditched all my Broncos gear after they kneeled, and while yes, it can be determined as throwing money in the trash, it was worth it to get that garbage out of my home.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 06, 2018 01:38 PM (raFmT)

295 Somebody else yesterday was saying how Nike "knows what they're doing" and this was all planned.

Like Sony with the all female Ghostbusters? Or Disney with the shit Star Wars movies? Or Dicks with their gun control play?

No, big companies make stupid decisions that cost them big bucks all the time because of a CEO's vanity. This was all about the Nike board getting to virtue signal to their tony friends at the next dinner party.

Posted by: Maritime at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (UfkIY)

296 270
Imagine being an NFL quarterback even the Cleveland Browns don't want.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 06, 2018 01:36 PM (BWL+E)

There seems to be this weird thing where if he's signed, it's been decided it HAS to be by either Baltimore or Philadelphia.

I don't really understand it.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (UnA8+)

297 FIRST OF ALL everyone is getting flamethrown. All of you scamps.

*does so*

Alexthechick - if you are going new-new, I suggest the 2019 Volvo Extra Cute ( the newest Volvo, the )XC40 get a once over by you.

It has park assist and moose alert, is not $$$$, and is extra cute.
Posted by: SarahW at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (Sp1NT)


Sadly, I cannot afford new new so it will be new to me.

Guy in our church owns a used car dealership where I got my last car and I already called and gave them a price range. They've got several cars in that range, they can get me financing, and they'll take the other car and give me salvage value which, hey, if I get a dollar, it's found money.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (mf5HN)

298 "They are betting nothing happens financially on the long end."

They are betting that GOOD things happen financially on the long end, with the inevitable demographic changes sweeping the western world. This is long-range positioning. There will be many more corporations adopting similar strategies. They will poke traditional America in the eye, because traditional America is dying, and more people are "woke" every day.

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (mk9aG)

299 Off, sock of the Emperor

Posted by: josephistan at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (7HtZB)

300 See. A senior in High School! Duh!

I stand corrected, he was officially a senior, so senior official. It all makes perfect sense now

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (39g3+)

301 172 115 13% of the country, supposedly deprived and destitute, is courted actively over the other 87%?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 06, 2018 01:19 PM (oVJmc)

A lot of rich white kids (and white kids in general) think that ghetto thugs are the coolest things around.

Proof from twenty-odd years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AltMeuPkWRs
Posted by: exdem13

Cool used to refer to people who didn't give a fk.

Shooting someone who put a mark on one's sneakers or otherwise dissed one doesn't seem to fit with this.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (kfcYC)

302 >>Last night an Army Vet was waxing poetic about the NFL and John McCain being a great man. When I just stared at him and didn't agree...he walked away quickly. I guess I had the anger of Ireland in my eyes.



Nice.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (raFmT)

303 Found out just now PDT signed an Entrepreneurial Women Act.

Posted by: kallisto at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (zMICA)

304 "Maybe Pence's speechwriter
Posted by: Napoleon"


Jim Geraghty suspects Jon Huntsman. Abby Huntsman should get a spanking just to be safe.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (OD2ni)

305 Pretty sure this Nike endorsement deal includes a line of Kaepernick gear (like the AirJordan shoes and attire).

Can't wait to see how *that* sells once it's available...

Posted by: Lizzy at September 06, 2018 01:40 PM (W+vEI)

306 >>>Comrade is at baseball ground, as is venerable Brooklyn tradition.

He was vaporized the other day. Nothing left but people quoting him in their comments.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 06, 2018 01:40 PM (/qEW2)

307 >>>"They are betting nothing happens financially on the long end."


Have them talk to Dick's Sporting Goods.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 06, 2018 01:40 PM (raFmT)

308 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (mf5HN)

Just noticed this. That seems to be dangerous for multiple reasons.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 06, 2018 01:40 PM (9CkBG)

309 187 159 Someone in the stomped thread mentioned Pence as the possible anonymous op ed writer.

Not a chance.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 06, 2018 01:25 PM (NukpG)

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I know something i won't tell
Posted by: 4-Chan at September 06, 2018 01:28 PM (PNcou)

Mike Pence's Speech Writer was and is long time Koch associate. Folks think it's him. Personally I think it's an foreign Intell op (the black hats in our own Intel community are serving foreign global masters)

Posted by: your neighbor at September 06, 2018 01:40 PM (KzvQU)

310 I want a scalp for this Nike fiasco.

Who is the VP head of marketing? They should be fired and forced to make an apology

...

While felating the Trump Baby Blimp.

Vigorously.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu - who really ought to be working right now at September 06, 2018 01:40 PM (fLiQp)

311 Kapernick doesn't have a long-enough rap sheet to play for the Eagles.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 06, 2018 01:41 PM (SN4NF)

312 Jim Geraghty suspects Jon Huntsman. Abby Huntsman should get a spanking just to be safe.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (OD2ni)


Abby Huntsman is a member of the coven on The View now. She's letting her NeverTrump freak flag fly. Interesting, since her daddy is working for the Trump admin. as ambassador to Russia.


Stupid scrunt.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:41 PM (ptqGC)

313 I've run marathons and done tris in Saucony,

Awesome! My marathon days ended a couple of years ago. Stupid sciatica. I decided walking upright was kind of important. I really do miss running. It was such an easy way to stay slim.

Posted by: no good deed at September 06, 2018 01:41 PM (1uG1d)

314 Nikes are too narrow for my duck feet.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 06, 2018 01:41 PM (yQpMk)

315 All I keep hearing/reading from the "experts" is that "despite the backlash, this was a brilliant move by Nike" because it "grows the brand" or something.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 06, 2018 01:41 PM (O7MnT)

316 Get a Sherman tank, lady. Then you can park anywhere you effin' want.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3HFv2EsQAc

Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:41 PM (W+kMI)

317 Re 167

It's like how everyone who works in a bank is a VP...everyone at the white house is a senior advisor.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 06, 2018 01:41 PM (AQ0XX)

318 Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (ptqGC)

I had the same problem, Jane. Someone said to not put a dollar sign in the item, just put 20.00 or whatever you wish to donate. Haven't tried it yet though.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 01:42 PM (AllCR)

319 They've got several cars in that range

---

You're definitely going to want to run the choices by Moron Dad Advice Thread Generator before you make a final decision.

Advice: Avoid any and all Dodge cars that you find yourself thinking "oh, that's a great price!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at September 06, 2018 01:42 PM (oNuis)

320 Just Blew It

Posted by: Nike at September 06, 2018 01:42 PM (DIosY)

321 Can't wait until the videos come out of Nike spewing out a new overpriced line of athletic shoes that will have patrons shoving and punching each other to be first in line.

Posted by: Cheri at September 06, 2018 01:42 PM (oiNtH)

322 So more than 50% of Nike's revenues will be unaffected by this strategy.


Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM (mk9aG)


As they should be. The "Just do it" campaign was brilliant because you could swap out your athletes - an American in America, a Korean in South Korea, etc.

Only a few people get world-wide recognition, like Michael Jordan. Most are pretty parochial. Aaron Rodgers wouldn't get recognized in India, and some cricket star wouldn't get recognized in the USA.

This whole Kaepernik thing is abysmally stupid, but I bet some people had their egos well-stoked by it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza now Stocked and Open! at September 06, 2018 01:42 PM (0QYMt)

323 295 Somebody else yesterday was saying how Nike "knows what they're doing" and this was all planned.

Like Sony with the all female Ghostbusters? Or Disney with the shit Star Wars movies? Or Dicks with their gun control play?

No, big companies make stupid decisions that cost them big bucks all the time because of a CEO's vanity. This was all about the Nike board getting to virtue signal to their tony friends at the next dinner party.
Posted by: Maritime at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (UfkIY)

Has it really cost big bucks though? I don't see these big corps going belly up, I don't see the geniuses at the top collecting unemployment. They figure at some point they've made so much money they can afford to piss off a lot of their potential customers and not have it really hurt them.

Posted by: josephistan at September 06, 2018 01:42 PM (7HtZB)

324 >>> >>Last night an Army Vet was waxing poetic about the NFL and John McCain being a great man. When I just stared at him and didn't agree...he walked away quickly. I guess I had the anger of Ireland in my eyes.
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THE ANGER OF A PRETEND IRISH MONK PRESERVING CONSERVATIVE CUCKERY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS!!!

Posted by: THE Rick Wilson at September 06, 2018 01:43 PM (fLiQp)

325 All I keep hearing/reading from the "experts" is that "despite the backlash, this was a brilliant move by Nike" because it "grows the brand" or something.

New Coke.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 06, 2018 01:43 PM (NukpG)

326 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (mf5HN)

Make sure you get a good deal on the financing on a used car. When I got my current car, I looked a certified pre-owned and they would have given me financing at over 4%. Went to another dealership and got a brand new model with 0% financing, go figure. Apparently, lenders give better rates on new cars.

Posted by: Iasonas at September 06, 2018 01:43 PM (ZItwO)

327 305
Pretty sure this Nike endorsement deal includes a line of Kaepernick gear (like the AirJordan shoes and attire).



Can't wait to see how *that* sells once it's available...

Posted by: Lizzy at September 06, 2018 01:40 PM (W+vEI)


They will sell plenty, but you won't see it on a field of sport. Except for maybe the Georgetown basketball team.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 06, 2018 01:43 PM (ymnmz)

328 If Nike really wanted to grow their brand, they would get some European/African/Asian soccer players to endorse their products.

The global market is where the big bucks are.

Posted by: Bitter Bendergash at September 06, 2018 01:43 PM (I9Sw7)

329
Who is the VP head of marketing? They should be fired and forced to make an apology


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NIKE just went through a house cleaning at the top and have a beavy of new VP's In Charge Of Important Shit.

Its shows.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:43 PM (8XRCm)

330 I. Am. Fartamuch!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 06, 2018 01:44 PM (+y/Ru)

331 I used to think a Smart Car was a good idea for a city transport: something to get to work and back with.

Until I saw the price tag. They're like half the car (if that) for even more money???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 06, 2018 01:44 PM (39g3+)

332 >>They will sell plenty, but you won't see it on a field of sport

Not even baseball ground?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:44 PM (/tuJf)

333 311 Kapernick doesn't have a long-enough rap sheet to play for the Eagles.
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The Eagles are strictly OG. Kapernick is as ghetto as Carlton Banks.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:44 PM (W+kMI)

334 Has it really cost big bucks though? I don't see these big corps going belly up, I don't see the geniuses at the top collecting unemployment.

It's not overnight. But just watch--Disney has managed to kill the Star Wars franchise. That will leave a mark.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 06, 2018 01:44 PM (NukpG)

335 Seems like the Left is split on the Deep State guy from the WH - the press things whoa this is cool! Actual elected Dems are like this is kinda chickenshit, don't you think?

Posted by: blaster at September 06, 2018 01:44 PM (Z5y53)

336 Grump928(c) at September 06, 2018 01:41 PM

What brands do you like for wide sizes? I mentioned Bass, which has a lot of wide styles, but poor longevity.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 06, 2018 01:45 PM (SN4NF)

337 Just noticed this. That seems to be dangerous for multiple reasons.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at September 06, 2018 01:40 PM (9CkBG)


I might not horribly injure myself!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:45 PM (mf5HN)

338 you are going new-new, I suggest the 2019 Volvo Extra Cute ( the newest Volvo, the )XC40 get a once over by you.

It has park assist and moose alert, is not $$$$, and is extra cute.
Posted by: SarahW at September




sure, get the volvo, if you want a chinese car.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 06, 2018 01:45 PM (MTjB1)

339
Well, Horde, I am shortly off for the exciting
adventure of buying a new car since my current car's transmission
decided on the way home from work on Tuesday that, pffft, going forward
when in drive is oppressive, man.



It's a 10 year old car with nearly 140,000 miles on it. The
estimate is $1,500 to $3,000 to rebuild the transmission. Yeah, that's
better spent on a down payment on a new to me car.



The goal this time is to get something I can at least sorta kinda park.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018

*
*
Alex, what's the old car, and what do you have in mind for the new?

I was tempted recently by the BMW 3-Seriies, used of course. But then I DuckDuckGo'd images of the interior at night. Orange lighting that looks almost pink in some pics. No thanks. I don't need a car that looks like the Springfield nuclear plant is gonna blow any second.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 06, 2018 01:45 PM (StbAf)

340 313
I've run marathons and done tris in Saucony,



Awesome! My marathon days ended a couple of years ago. Stupid
sciatica. I decided walking upright was kind of important. I really do
miss running. It was such an easy way to stay slim.

Posted by: no good deed at September 06, 2018 01:41 PM (1uG1d)

Always loved Brooks. Always ran. Now no cartilage in one knee. Bummed.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 06, 2018 01:45 PM (ymnmz)

341 About 10 years ago, I was obsessed with buying shoes because #3 kidlet wearing a 17 or something ridiculous like that but still could not easily get athletic shoes, especially those that a 15yo boy would wear. Ended up with Asics and Vans from online. The big names, supposedly for the giant athletes (NBA, NFL), didn't have the web presence to just buy the stupid shoes.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 06, 2018 01:45 PM (MIKMs)

342 tbh, what male WOULDN'T ?




Posted by: SturmToddler at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (8D42x)
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*ahem*

Posted by: Shep! at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (vg8iE)

I did say male, not fopping mince...

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 06, 2018 01:45 PM (8D42x)

343 NYT leaker is the Senior Executive Assistant Secretary to the Under Secretary of Senior Executive Assistants or something like that

Posted by: brak at September 06, 2018 01:34 PM

Has been in the same room with Trump on several occasions, shook his hand once.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (2NqXo)

344 Smart Car, the designated soccer ball of strung-out 18-Wheelers on Ohio highways.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (W+kMI)

345 335 Seems like the Left is split on the Deep State guy from the WH - the press things whoa this is cool! Actual elected Dems are like this is kinda chickenshit, don't you think?
Posted by: blaster at September 06, 2018 01:44 PM (Z5y53)

"How am I supposed to campaign with you if you won't tell me who you are?"

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (UnA8+)

346 Puma has a better logo anyway. Effin' checkmark "swoosh" crap....

I read yesterday where Puma and Adidas both wanted Copanic but were outbid by Nike. It's commies all the way down.

--

Seems like the Left not only undertook the long march through the institutions, they also devised a plan to head major American companies to do some pretty heavy SJW pushing. All these companies...it's one executive decision after another to throw in with the leftist crowd and alienate a huge percentage of customers. They seem not to care. And it's now happening at a rapid clip. Or so it seems.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (mQ0Mc)

347 It's ironic. Mulattoes do not seem to be helpful in "racial healing". See also Obama and half his cabinet.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (/qEW2)

348 Funny how all of the lefty corporations are in line with the democrats in upholding slavery.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (7ZVPa)

349 Sadly, I cannot afford new new so it will be new to me.

Guy in our church owns a used car dealership where I got my last car and I already called and gave them a price range. They've got several cars in that range, they can get me financing, and they'll take the other car and give me salvage value which, hey, if I get a dollar, it's found money.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (mf5HN)

Sounds like you've got a good set up. Nice.
Buy used Japanese or German as a secondary pick.

Let us know what you decide on!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (bcbK8)

350 Has it really cost big bucks though? I don't see these big corps going belly up, I don't see the geniuses at the top collecting unemployment. They figure at some point they've made so much money they can afford to piss off a lot of their potential customers and not have it really hurt them.
Posted by: josephistan

____________

Its cost them hundreds of millions in all of those examples.

Will all the companies go bankrupt? Is that the only measure of whether something was a bad decision, if the place gets shut down?

I could easily see Dicks Sporting Goods going under in the next few years over it, and all sorts of heads will probably roll in these other companies but for "other" reasons.

But I'm sure there will still be a Nike, it doesn't mean it wasn't a stupid decision that will likely mean huge swaths of the population in the US no longer buys their product.

Posted by: Maritime at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (UfkIY)

351 Alex, one more quick bit of sage advice:

If you narrow your choices down to two or three, go with the one that has records. If none have records, look under the hood to see if the previous owner wrote the oil capacity and weight anywhere with a sharpie marker or nail polish. That often indicates an owner that at least tried to take care of it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (oNuis)

352 The senate better grow a set of balls and get rid of Cory Booker.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (VpIIl)

353 >>>311 Kapernick doesn't have a long-enough rap sheet to play for the Eagles.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 06, 2018 01:41 PM (SN4NF)
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That's not his only thing thsts not long enough.

Posted by: Kapernicks Muslim GF at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (fLiQp)

354 i have so much nike gear.....i'm not going to throw it out.....just gonna wear it 'till it's worn out... i'll never buy another nike product again.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (0O7c5)

355 The global market is where the big bucks are.

Posted by: Bitter Bendergash at September 06, 2018 01:43 PM (I9Sw7)


The American market beats the global market in just about everything. Everyone who's anyone wants to sell in America. This is why the "Free Traders" acting as if we need to beg people to sell in our market is so ridiculous (just like the open border people acting as if we need to beg for people to emigrate here is even stupider than it is treasonous).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 06, 2018 01:47 PM (w0IWw)

356 Has it really cost big bucks though? I don't see these big corps going belly up, I don't see the geniuses at the top collecting unemployment. They figure at some point they've made so much money they can afford to piss off a lot of their potential customers and not have it really hurt them.

There's a lot of range between "doing fine" and "went bankrupt." If Columbia pictures puts 25 million into a film that makes 2597 bucks they just took a bath on that, even if it doesn't collapse their company.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 06, 2018 01:47 PM (39g3+)

357 332 Not even baseball ground?
Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:44 PM (/tuJf)

I thought Baseball Ground is where you go to get stomped by Russian Gopniki?

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:47 PM (UnA8+)

358 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (mf5HN)

The Jeep Compass is pretty nice. I have one and I like it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza now Stocked and Open! at September 06, 2018 01:47 PM (0QYMt)

359 Didn't they also try to tell us that Papadopolous kid was someone important in the Trump campaign?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at September 06, 2018 01:47 PM (CQ3Qb)

360 I knew the "experts" were right on this move by Nike. It is totally going to make them huge new profits and the stock price is going to soar. It always pays to insult your main market... ALWAYS!!!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 06, 2018 01:47 PM (pw+jk)

361 Nike took the Kaepernick action without notifying its distributors.

Posted by: kallisto at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (zMICA)

362

Read the article I linked. Last time the NYT quoted someone like this calling them senior officials (two of them), it was... the same guy.

An intern.



I don't think a kollidge student has the English skills to compose a screed like that.

That op-ed sounds suspiciously familiar, but I can't place it yet.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (HaL55)

363
What's this?

Someone is looking for a used car?

Buy a Lexus.
I bought a 9 yr old RX350. It's the tits.

Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (OocfQ)

364 Late to thread
Already been said
(Probably)

That's the best mock-up of the Nike ad I've seen.

I don't like the servicemen ones because (at least subliminally) they suggest that CK has beliefs/loyalties that, however different, are on that level.

He does not.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (0jtPF)

365 347
It's ironic. Mulattoes do not seem to be helpful in "racial healing". See also Obama and half his cabinet.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (/qEW2)


I don;t know squat about Kaep, but I though he was half white, adopted and raised by white parents in Minnesota.


Anyhoo I could be wrong.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (ymnmz)

366 so, what kind of car are you thinking of and what do you know about cars?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (MTjB1)

367 If none have records, look under the hood to see if the previous owner wrote the oil capacity and weight anywhere with a sharpie marker or nail polish.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (oNuis)

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Why would they write their weight on the hood of the car.

~Bubble thoughts over ettes everywhere.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (8XRCm)

368 321 Can't wait until the videos come out of Nike spewing out a new overpriced line of athletic shoes that will have patrons shoving and punching each other to be first in line.
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We do that every year for pretentious over-educated douchebags when Apple comes out with a new iPhone.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (W+kMI)

369 >>Like Sony with the all female Ghostbusters? Or Disney with the shit Star Wars movies? Or Dicks with their gun control play?



Oh, reminds me: Kathleen Kennedy is getting an honorary Oscar.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (W+vEI)

370 "They are betting nothing happens financially on the long end. Have them talk to Dick's Sporting Goods." Since we haven't arrived at the long end yet, you could talk to Dick's, but they wouldn't know.

Dicks play was pure gun control.
Nikes play is a thick soup: browning of the West, hatred of authority and law and order, mock defiance, leftist delusional "justice," and yes, Trump-hatred. It's targeted at a bunch of constituencies, but not to us Normals, other than to use us as their boogeyman.

I know celebrating Nike's demise is fun, but I say it's too early to declare it a disaster. Trump is going to be the last white male president elected in the USA, probably ever. Nike is thinking about 2030, not September 2018.

Expect other corporations to follow suit.

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (mk9aG)

371 Alex, I can highly recommend the late model Buick Regal. I've had one for 4 years now. It has been fantastically reliable, cheap to repair and gas up, fun to drive, they look at a glance like a small BMW, and give you 75% of the fun-to-drive factor at 50% of the price.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (StbAf)

372 Somebody else yesterday was saying how Nike "knows what they're doing" and this was all planned.



Like Sony with the all female Ghostbusters? Or Disney with the shit Star Wars movies? Or Dicks with their gun control play?



No, big companies make stupid decisions that cost them big bucks all
the time because of a CEO's vanity. This was all about the Nike board
getting to virtue signal to their tony friends at the next dinner party.

Posted by: Maritime at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (UfkIY)


Yes, Japan's buzzing into Pearl Harbor was planned too. Lots of people assumed they knew what they were doing.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (9chmE)

373 I think the NYT is fake news. Someone inside the newspaper wrote it.

A huuuuge squirrel to deflect away or to complicate the Kavanaugh hearing and/or affect the mid-terms.

Posted by: Soona at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (Fs5vw)

374 I was tempted recently by the BMW 3-Seriies, used of course. But then I DuckDuckGo'd images of the interior at night. Orange lighting that looks almost pink in some pics. No thanks. I don't need a car that looks like the Springfield nuclear plant is gonna blow any second.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 06, 2018 01:45 PM (StbAf)

I own a 2011 BMW 328 that I'll be keeping forever.
Mechanically, they will run for nearly ever. But expect lots of little plastic parts to break off over the years. If you can deal with that, they're solid used options. Swapping lights out is pretty easy, Youtube has tons of vids on home maintenance of the major models.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (bcbK8)

375 361
Nike took the Kaepernick action without notifying its distributors.

Posted by: kallisto at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (zMICA)


Prolly force everyone to sell his crap in the front window and refuse to take returns like the comic book warriors.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (ymnmz)

376 It's a stupid slogan anyway. Believe in "something"-What if I believe that I'm actually a furry and want to get little cat ears and a long tail transplanted onto me?. I may sacrifice my friends and family who have decided I'm a nutcase and may lose my job but it's o.k. to believe in anything, correct?

And what has Colin sacrificed? Was he automatically going to get picked up by a team?

There are any number of people who sacrificed everything. Dead Christians burned in a church in Nigeria by Muslim extremists sacrificed everything and may not have been wearing Nikes. And Colin has probably already been being paid by Nike or Soros or someone. he's not living on the street.

Maybe they should have done an ad about free speech

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 01:50 PM (AllCR)

377 I saw the remnants of a SmartCar this morning. The driver rear ended a Toyota Tacoma. The front end was destroyed, and there was barely a scratch on the truck. Came upon the accident right after it happened.

Posted by: no good deed at September 06, 2018 01:50 PM (1uG1d)

378
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:20 PM (ptqGC)



I had the same problem, Jane. Someone said to not put a dollar sign
in the item, just put 20.00 or whatever you wish to donate. Haven't
tried it yet though.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 01:42 PM (AllCR)


Thanks! I've used it before with no problem. Will try without the $ sign.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:50 PM (ptqGC)

379 Is there a two-fer on trolls today?

Posted by: Marcus T at September 06, 2018 01:50 PM (VpIIl)

380 The photo at the top makes me wonder if Mr. Huma Abedin is like "that" because when he was younger he was such a dork that he couldn't get laid.

That photo is next to "dork" in the dictionary.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 06, 2018 01:50 PM (+lVUW)

381 Alex, what's the old car, and what do you have in mind for the new?

I was tempted recently by the BMW 3-Seriies, used of course. But then I DuckDuckGo'd images of the interior at night. Orange lighting that looks almost pink in some pics. No thanks. I don't need a car that looks like the Springfield nuclear plant is gonna blow any second.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 06, 2018 01:45 PM (StbAf)



Old car is a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. Why, yes, yes, I was driving a sedan with the longest wheel base of any sedan out there because of course I was. Good solid car that had the great good fortune of being exactly the amount I could afford.

I would like a CR-V or similar but there's a 2017 Elantra with 18k miles on it that' right in the middle of what I want to spend. While I do love cars and would love all the bells and whistles, I also know what I want my car payment to be and Barbie Dream Car it is.

Speaking of Barbie Dream Cars: https://youtu.be/uk2bHWZzYWE

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 06, 2018 01:50 PM (mf5HN)

382 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around

Go to Carmax. I just bought a Mercedes CLA 250 2014 21K 40,000 miles 2015 30k miles 2 grand more. NICE car.

Posted by: wrg500 Manatee bounty hunter at September 06, 2018 01:50 PM (Bdeb0)

383 Anyhoo I could be wrong.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (ymnmz)


No you're not, that was my point.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (/qEW2)

384 "All I keep hearing/reading from the "experts" is that "despite the backlash, this was a brilliant move by Nike" because it "grows the brand" or something.
New Coke."

Oh yeah, that New Coke fiasco put them right out of business, didn't it?

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (mk9aG)

385 "Buy a Lexus.
I bought a 9 yr old RX350. It's the tits."


The official vehicle of wealthy middle agred white woman from Montgomery County, Maryland. Along with the Acura MDX.

They do run forever though with that Camry engine.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (OD2ni)

386 someone was suggesting nike's kamernick move might appeal to people outside the U.S. who hate the U.S.

who outside the U.S. cares at all about kapernick?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (MTjB1)

387 I don;t know squat about Kaep, but I though he was half white, adopted and raised by white parents in Minnesota.


Anyhoo I could be wrong.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (ymnmz)

He is. Has a racist girlfriend who radicalized him.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (bcbK8)

388
I knew the "experts" were right on this move by Nike. It is totally going to make them huge new profits and the stock price is going to soar. It always pays to insult your main market... ALWAYS!!!
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious


Tucker Carlson interviewed some guy from Barstool Sports (whatever that is) who said it will work out fine for them because their market is USA SJWs and people overseas.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (IqV8l)

389 Get woke, go broke needs to become something "everybody knows"

Posted by: random lurker commenter at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (57plp)

390 342 tbh, what male WOULDN'T ?




Posted by: SturmToddler at September 06, 2018 01:22 PM (8D42x)
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*ahem*

Posted by: Shep! at September 06, 2018 01:23 PM (vg8iE)

Come on, Shep. No one's that gay.

Posted by: josephistan at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (7HtZB)

391 i wear skechers. they're good enough for me. i don't fucking run anymore, and don't look like a fake athlete. when you're short, damn near bald, and into retirement, brand names mean shit.

by the way, fuck nike, kapernick, and the nfl. i will blast metal tonite. football just pisses me off.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (KP5rU)

392 Like Sony with the all female Ghostbusters? Or Disney with the shit Star Wars movies? Or Dicks with their gun control play?




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Oh, reminds me: Kathleen Kennedy is getting an honorary Oscar.





Posted by: Lizzy at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (W+vEI)


When are the Oscars, April? By then she'll be a Perkins waitress. I'm wondering if they'll give her the night off to accept it.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 06, 2018 01:52 PM (9chmE)

393 387 He is. Has a racist girlfriend who radicalized him.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (bcbK

Don't forget the "Muslim" part.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:52 PM (UnA8+)

394 I am late to the party..... nothing but full ashtrays, warm half-filled beer cans, pizza crusts, over flowing trash cans..... afraid to look in the bathrooms, or bedrooms......

Posted by: kraken at September 06, 2018 01:52 PM (ffWPP)

395 No, big companies make stupid decisions that cost them big bucks all the time because of a CEO's vanity. This was all about the Nike board getting to virtue signal to their tony friends at the next dinner party.
Posted by: Maritime at September 06, 2018 01:39 PM (UfkIY)


"Today, around 72% of Walmart shoppers want the company to "take a stand on important social issues" and 85% want the retailer to "make it clear what values you stand for," said Walmart’s chief marketing officer, Tony Rogers, in a June presentation to reporters, citing a survey by research firm Kantar."

"Under its 51-year-old chief executive, Doug McMillon, Walmart has often taken a more liberal stance on issues in recent years - a gamble for a company based in Red State Arkansas. But executives see its approach as part of its mission to let potential shoppers and employees know the company aims to be socially engaged."

http://tinyurl.com/y7lw6txc (goes to WSJ)

73% of Walmart shoppers don't know what day it is. I doubt very much they care about social issues.

Memo to self: never hire Kantar.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 01:52 PM (6MdKC)

396 I read on a Diversity & Comics comments thread today that someone is working on a "Go Woke, Get Broke" board game, with Ethan Van Sciver illustrating it.

Posted by: josephistan at September 06, 2018 01:52 PM (7HtZB)

397 I own a 2011 BMW 328 that I'll be keeping forever.

Mechanically, they will run for nearly ever. But expect lots of
little plastic parts to break off over the years. If you can deal with
that, they're solid used options. Swapping lights out is pretty easy,
Youtube has tons of vids on home maintenance of the major models.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 06, 2018

*
*
This was for the 2015 model. I've heard the BMWs are tough and reliable, and I have a good independent mechanic who can help me keep it running right. But if I've got to swap out the lights on the dash, the thing I look at most, before I can even begin to enjoy the car? I'd rather have a cool blue or green lighting scheme. Or white.

Anyway, I'm curious to hear about Alex the Chick's new (to her) car!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (StbAf)

398 For everybody speculating on Nike taking a financial bath after using Caperdick in an ad, it's not that Nike is gonna go bankrupt next year, it's how much their next two quarterly reports are gonna tank until they decide he's not worth it after all. Be closing the barn doors after the horse, but that is how it will be.

Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (W+kMI)

399 @alexthechick
Hyundai aren't bad.
I'd get the CR-V of the two. It's not exactly high-speed, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (bcbK8)

400 >>>380 The photo at the top makes me wonder if Mr. Huma Abedin is like "that" because when he was younger he was such a dork that he couldn't get laid.

That photo is next to "dork" in the dictionary.
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 06, 2018 01:50 PM (+lVUW)
________
It's easy to get laid when you don't take 'no' for an answer.

Or 'stop'

Posted by: Anthony Weiner - dark truths at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (fLiQp)

401 They've got several cars in that range, they can get me financing, and they'll take the other car and give me salvage value which, hey, if I get a dollar, it's found money.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around.


You should get well more then a single dollar. Last time I junked a car or two they were worth 200-300 dollars a piece. It kinda varies by weight.

A smart consumer, and all that.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (LOgQ4)

402 352. I don't think Grassley is up to it. Lee and Cornyn might be able to push McConnell, but yeah Spartacus has got to go.

Posted by: kallisto at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (zMICA)

403 Buy a Volvo if you want to replace engine mounts every other month for life

Posted by: NCKate at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (TN4/T)

404 387: raised in wisconsin. like paul "fuckin" ryan. kaep looks part muzzie to me.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (KP5rU)

405 there's a 2017 Elantra with 18k miles on it that' right in the middle of what I want to spend.

---

Tremendous value and they really upped their game after around 2014 or so. Good choice. Thinking about not having car payment? Better.

Dad approved.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (oNuis)

406

Advice: Avoid any and all Dodge cars that you find yourself thinking "oh, that's a great price!"
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at September 06, 2018 01:42 PM (oNuis)

It was weird when my 2005 Neon grew a Fiat badge.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (e1mEI)

407 "It's a stupid slogan anyway." We live in the Age of Stupid Slogans. Stupid slogans work.

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (mk9aG)

408 Budweiser or Miller used to sponsor the little sports league I ran with some shirts or paraphernalia for prizes, or even some equipment. But I could never see paying a premium to do advertising for them, like paying $12 for a Bud t-shirt.

Seems they would sell those at cost just for the free advertising, but somehow they convinced people to pay to be a billboard. weird.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (Cus5s)

409 Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (OocfQ)

But does it have small headlights ith a pretty exterior or are it headlights large but otherwise it looks like a dog?

(That was the conversation on the last thread. Just not about cars. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (AllCR)

410 I used to live next door to Jim Davis, the sort of founder of New Balance. We lived a couple blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line and every year he would throw a Marathon party on the deck behind his condo.

He was a good guy. Now he's an insanely rich guy.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (/tuJf)

411 389 Get woke, go broke needs to become something "everybody knows"
Posted by: random lurker commenter at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (57plp)

Leonard Cohen unavailable for comment.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (UnA8+)

412 Forget the Kaepernick stuff ... I get sick every time I see some stupid commercial with Serena Williams in it. They seem to be throwing a lot of these around, these days, for no apparent reason. She got no commercials for years - because she's a beast - and now, all of a sudden, she's in a bunch of silly ad campaigns. They're really pushing her motherly status, now, too. Kind of weird and off-putting.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 06, 2018 01:54 PM (w0IWw)

413 Like Sony with the all female Ghostbusters? Or Disney with the shit Star Wars movies? Or Dicks with their gun control play?

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Dont Forget.

Levi Straus came out this week with their plans for gun control.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:54 PM (8XRCm)

414 who outside the U.S. cares at all about kapernick?
Posted by: yankeefifth at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (MTjB1)


Who INSIDE the U.S. cares at all about kapernick?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 01:54 PM (6MdKC)

415 I cannot be made to care about Nike, Colin Kaepernick or the NFL.

They simply don't exist in my world anymore.

Next.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 06, 2018 01:54 PM (jWe5r)

416 Volvo if you want to replace engine mounts every other month for life
Posted by: NCKate at September



why would you buy cars from the chinese?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 06, 2018 01:54 PM (MTjB1)

417 Pence is NOT the leaker. No way. If he's caught, he's politically dead. No way, no how. I can't believe anyone would by into this.

Also, some guy just called Rush's show and posited that he believes this Op-ed--in conjunction with Woodward's book-- is an attempt to invent a new Deep Throat that they can try to use to bring down Trump the way they brought down Nixon.
Interesting.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 06, 2018 01:54 PM (NFEMn)

418 "All I keep hearing/reading from the "experts" is
that "despite the backlash, this was a brilliant move by Nike" because
it "grows the brand" or something.

New Coke."


--------------------------------
Oh yeah, that New Coke fiasco put them right out of business, didn't it?

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (mk9aG)


Were you around at that time? Do you have any idea what you are talking about?

Coke realized their mistake as close to immediately as ANY big company can, and they worked furiously to correct their mistake.

Why?

Because if they hadn't, you wouldn't even recognize the brand name today.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 06, 2018 01:54 PM (9chmE)

419 Dont Forget.

Levi Straus came out this week with their plans for gun control.
Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:54 PM (8XRCm)

#neverforgiveneverforget

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 06, 2018 01:54 PM (bcbK8)

420 But does it have small headlights ith a pretty exterior or are it headlights large but otherwise it looks like a dog?

(That was the conversation on the last thread. Just not about cars. :^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (AllCR)

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Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:55 PM (8XRCm)

421 #305. Yes, Nike is going to roll out Crapperdick gear to go with the ad campaign. Out of work, mediocre quarterback ought to be in big demand

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 06, 2018 01:55 PM (OLCnA)

422 I truly do not know what runs on television anymore..... is it as bad as you all say it is???

Posted by: kraken at September 06, 2018 01:55 PM (ffWPP)

423
I know celebrating Nike's demise is fun, but I say it's too early to declare it a disaster. Trump is going to be the last white male president elected in the USA, probably ever. Nike is thinking about 2030, not September 2018.

Expect other corporations to follow suit.
Posted by: gp
___________

Or you could have a brand that didn't try and appeal to certain ethnicities at the expense of others?

Blacks only make up about 12% of the American population, probably 2-3% more than there was 30 years ago.

I guarantee you white Americans buy FAR more Nike products than black Americans.

If they want to be a "black power" brand because of estimates 20 years from now, they're even dumber than we thought.

Posted by: Maritime at September 06, 2018 01:55 PM (UfkIY)

424 >>Pence is NOT the leaker. No way. If he's caught, he's politically dead. No way, no how. I can't believe anyone would by into this.

Not to mention there is zero reason for him to do it.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:55 PM (/tuJf)

425 Oof-dah! Meme on Fb:

Pic of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

Caption:
Believe In Something.
Even If It Means Taking A Knee.

Just Do It.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 06, 2018 01:56 PM (qQcQl)

426 I recommend the Dodge Johnson.

Posted by: eleven at September 06, 2018 01:56 PM (fYChk)

427 Maybe they should have done an ad about free speech



Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Perhaps a painting of the Founding Fathers, as they literally risked their lives and fortunes.

Posted by: pep at September 06, 2018 01:56 PM (T6t7i)

428 "It's a stupid slogan anyway." We live in the Age of Stupid Slogans. Stupid slogans work.

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (mk9aG)

=
I blame the series Mad Man.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 06, 2018 01:56 PM (pw+jk)

429 The front end was destroyed, and there was barely a scratch on the truck. Came upon the accident right after it happened.
=========================
Fatalities? The "Smahhht Cahr" is flimsier than some of those overbuilt golf carts you see running around. You are totally exposed in those pos.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 06, 2018 01:56 PM (ty7RM)

430 424 >>Pence is NOT the leaker. No way. If he's caught, he's politically dead. No way, no how. I can't believe anyone would by into this.

Not to mention there is zero reason for him to do it.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:55 PM (/tuJf)


Mike Pence is an honorable man.... enough said.....

Posted by: kraken at September 06, 2018 01:56 PM (ffWPP)

431 >>>396 I read on a Diversity & Comics comments thread today that someone is working on a "Go Woke, Get Broke" board game, with Ethan Van Sciver illustrating it.
Posted by: josephistan at September 06, 2018 01:52 PM (7HtZB)
_______
Don't put all your eggs in EVS's basket. He's a talented illustrator, very funny, and against the SJW hate mob - but he also has a history of not delivering products on time, poor business skills, and people pleasing to the point of two face'dness.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at September 06, 2018 01:57 PM (fLiQp)

432 >>It's a stupid slogan anyway." We live in the Age of Stupid Slogans. Stupid slogans work.

Covfefe!

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:57 PM (/tuJf)

433 424
>>Pence is NOT the leaker. No way. If he's caught, he's
politically dead. No way, no how. I can't believe anyone would by into
this.



Not to mention there is zero reason for him to do it.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 01:55 PM (/tuJf)
Daily Mail has dramatic pics of all who say it is not them..including Melania.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 06, 2018 01:57 PM (a0IVu)

434 >>>15 Nike seems to be willing to sacrifice broad market acceptance in favor of more thorough embrace from the, ahem, diverse and vibrant sectors of the economy.
Posted by: JEM at September 06, 2018 01:14 PM (p7jTM)

Heh. He said "broad."

Posted by: m at September 06, 2018 01:57 PM (CwOPz)

435 423 Or you could have a brand that didn't try and appeal to certain ethnicities at the expense of others?

Blacks only make up about 12% of the American population, probably 2-3% more than there was 30 years ago.

I guarantee you white Americans buy FAR more Nike products than black Americans.

If they want to be a "black power" brand because of estimates 20 years from now, they're even dumber than we thought.
Posted by: Maritime at September 06, 2018 01:55 PM (UfkIY)

And that number's just going to keep dropping thanks to :

-Planned Parenthood
-MS-13
-Muslim "Refugees" from Afghanistan and Syria

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 01:57 PM (UnA8+)

436 It's a dated question but when will Nike be held accountable for all of the historic inner-city crime caused by their products? It used to be pretty common to see some poor kid get beat up or worse killed over an overpriced pair of sneekers. I guess off-shoring production made their products cheaper, so they now have more money to hire no-talent product-shills.

Posted by: Wendy at September 06, 2018 01:57 PM (bpemY)

437 Buy a German car and you should set aside a min. of $1250 every year for repairs, doesn't matter if you need them or not. If you get through the year without a $1500 repair, odds are you'll have a $2500 one the next year.

Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018 01:57 PM (2Evd0)

438 398 For everybody speculating on Nike taking a financial bath after using Caperdick in an ad, it's not that Nike is gonna go bankrupt next year, it's how much their next two quarterly reports are gonna tank until they decide he's not worth it after all. Be closing the barn doors after the horse, but that is how it will be.
Posted by: exdem13 at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (W+kMI)


True, but they will have painted themselves into a corner. They've pissed off loyal Americans by choosing this birdbrain, and if they dump him later, they'll piss off the SJWs, but will not regain loyal Americans' regard.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 01:57 PM (6MdKC)

439

/Pic of Marshal Applewhite in Nikes!!!

Believe In Something
Even if it Means Sacrificing Everything

Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 01:57 PM (OocfQ)

440 424 >>Pence is NOT the leaker. No way. If he's caught, he's politically dead. No way, no how. I can't believe anyone would by into this.

Not to mention there is zero reason for him to do it.
Posted by: JackStraw at September




probably not but no one knows anything for sure.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 06, 2018 01:57 PM (MTjB1)

441 given that my flat feet are nearly convex, the only shoes i wear, day in and day out, are New Balance 1540s...

they're the only shoe i've found with a sole that goes to the edge of the shoe, let alone in a size, 15-4E, that's big enough for me.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (ZeU5D)

442

Please tell me Im the first to think of Heavens Gate??

Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (OocfQ)

443 lol. The emails Booker so bravely released were already cleared for release this morning by Republicans.
Another member of The Drama Club for Dopes.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (VpIIl)

444 IMO,. it's not Pence. Pence want to eventually run for President. Bad move if you knifed Pres in the back and Pence is a Christian so he's knows the admonition "Pray for those in authority so that we might live in all peace and Godliness." But it could very well be someone trying to make people distrust other members of the administration, Nasty traitorous person whoever it is if indeed Sarah Jeong didn't write it or Bob Woodward or Omarosa

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (AllCR)

445 "Today, around 72% of Walmart shoppers want the company to "take a stand
on important social issues" and 85% want the retailer to "make it clear
what values you stand for,

***

See the problem is that those 72% of walmart shoppers have the exact opposite views on social issues that the Walmart board does.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (eSx+E)

446 My husband's been wearing Merrills forever and loves them. He bought a couple of pairs of Skechers that he loves, too. They even make boots.

Skechers are about all the casual shoes I wear. They are so comfortable, and my bad knee doesn't ache.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (ptqGC)

447 "Get a Sherman tank, lady. Then you can park anywhere you effin' want. "

dang! Three passes over the Volkswagon with less damage than a single pass over a Honda.

Posted by: DanMan at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (QMG5F)

448 Mike Pence is an honorable man.... enough said.....
Posted by: kraken at September 06, 2018 01:56 PM (ffWPP)

Of course he is. And even if he WASN'T so honorable, this would be a stupid career-killing move. Who would vote for him for ANYTHING if he pulled this stunt?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (NFEMn)

449 do any of the cars you are considering have a warranty?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (MTjB1)

450
~Bubble thoughts over ettes everywhere.
Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:48 PM (8XRCm)
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*heaves can of 5W30 at fixer*

Posted by: bluebell at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (JJZzu)

451 Build a car using ball gagged leather and rope blind gimps.

Posted by: your neighbor at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (KzvQU)

452 Blacks only make up about 12% of the American population, probably 2-3% more than there was 30 years ago.
===========================
DAMN IT!!

Posted by: Zombie Margret Sanger, dangling from a barbed cock at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (ty7RM)

453 It's a stupid slogan anyway." We live in the Age of Stupid Slogans. Stupid slogans work.

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:53 PM (mk9aG)


yes, but some work better than others and the picture of Colin is awful.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 02:00 PM (AllCR)

454 *heaves can of 5W30 at fixer*

Posted by: bluebell at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (JJZzu)

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Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 02:00 PM (8XRCm)

455 Pic of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

Caption:
Believe In Something.
Even If It Means Taking A Knee.

Just Do It.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 06, 2018 01:56 PM (qQcQl)
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Now that is genius.

Posted by: bluebell at September 06, 2018 02:00 PM (JJZzu)

456

Mechanically, they will run for nearly ever. But expect lots of
little plastic parts to break off over the years. If you can deal with
that, they're solid used options. Swapping lights out is pretty easy,
Youtube has tons of vids on home maintenance of the major models.


That would give me the perfect excuse to buy a 3D printer. If I had some of that "money" stuff I hear so much about.

My newest vehicle is 19 years old. And I still have my 28-yr-old S-10.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 06, 2018 02:00 PM (HaL55)

457 452 Blacks only make up about 12% of the American population, probably 2-3% more than there was 30 years ago.
===========================
DAMN IT!!
Posted by: Zombie Margret Sanger, dangling from a barbed cock at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (ty7RM)

"No Problems, Gringa. We're taking care of that."

--MS-13, Latin Kings, La Raza, et. al...

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 02:00 PM (UnA8+)

458 437
Buy a German car and you should set aside a min. of $1250 every year for
repairs, doesn't matter if you need them or not. If you get through
the year without a $1500 repair, odds are you'll have a $2500 one the
next year.





Posted by: garrett at September 06, 2018

*
*
My very-well-used Mercedes (14 years old, 13, and 7 -- makes them sound like siblings) did better by me than that. Of course I did my own oil and filter changes and had an independent mechanic work on them instead of the dealer, and they were from the Eighties and Nineties before all the electronic gizmos popped up in every "luxury" car.

That said, both of my Buicks, and '03 and an '11, have been much cheaper to maintain.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 06, 2018 02:00 PM (StbAf)

459 Steve Irwin's family has started a new sportswear line: Crikey!

Posted by: wth at September 06, 2018 02:00 PM (HgMAr)

460 Th enyt op-ed is a bogus sham and was written by a committee of idiot neverTrumpers and leftists,birm.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 06, 2018 02:00 PM (pw+jk)

461
Mike Pence is an honorable man.... enough said.....

RFRA...enough said...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 06, 2018 02:01 PM (IqV8l)

462 "I used to be an adventurer like you. Until I sacrificed everything for what I believed in by taking an arrow to the knee."

Posted by: Hikaru at September 06, 2018 02:01 PM (UnA8+)

463 Vox says this is a win for Nike, so that's settled.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 06, 2018 02:01 PM (HiLJ1)

464 yes, but some work better than others and the picture of Colin is awful.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 02:00 PM (AllCR)
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That's because he's been battered by the fall-out from his broken dreams.

Posted by: bluebell at September 06, 2018 02:01 PM (JJZzu)

465 Kaepernicks image has adistinct Osama Bin Ladin vibe to it.....

Posted by: kraken at September 06, 2018 02:01 PM (ffWPP)

466 WalMart in the way back days had the little Made In America price tags on their items ... before they went all Made in China. So are they going to have concern for the workers in China or all the pollution belched out in China? (or the weapons they supplied to the Norks)

No, they are going to pretend to care about what they think their customers have been "Made to Care" about. SJW issues. And maybe they have some Soros like oligarchs making calls demanding they join the Trump (America First) resistance. (as if they are not already globalists looking to protect their use of slaves, and to protect their escape from US regs and US trial lawyers)

Posted by: illiniwek at September 06, 2018 02:01 PM (Cus5s)

467 Yes, but low favorability is a winning strategy in the long run.

I know because Reuters tells me so.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (9bv39)

468 "Today, around 72% of Walmart shoppers want the company to "take a stand on important social issues" and 85% want the retailer to "make it clear what values you stand for," said Walmart's chief marketing officer, Tony Rogers, in a June presentation to reporters, citing a survey by research firm Kantar."

I am completely certain that these corporations are being fed BS stats like this from marketing companies and consultants and believe its great business to start going woke. There is no doubt in my mind that this is a Soros joint, trying to get big business to go their way and thus manipulate culture. But each time they do it, they suffer, and eventually people are gonna figure it out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (39g3+)

469 Somebody should photoshop a Muslim headress on Colin because as someone noted-and I'm not the only one who thinks it-he looks like a member of ISIS. They sacrifice everything for "something" they believe in.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (AllCR)

470 The official vehicle of wealthy middle agred white woman from Montgomery County, Maryland. Along with the Acura MDX.

They do run forever though with that Camry engine.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 06, 2018 01:51 PM (OD2ni)
========

Heh.

There's a local Mercedes dealership who ran a commercial with a middle-aged woman saying how she bought a Lexus but, *ewwww* it felt just like a *gasp* Toyota. So she got a Mercedes instead for pure luxury and class.

It was so condescending.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (vg8iE)

471
Pic of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

Caption:
Believe In Something.
Even If It Means Taking A Knee.

Just Do It.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 06, 2018 01:56 PM


This! Gives me hope for America. Snark so brilliant there is no conceivable response.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (LOgQ4)

472 Steve Irwin's family has started a new sportswear line: Crikey!
Posted by: wth


I figured they would have invested heavily in Crocs.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (qQcQl)

473 "Tucker Carlson interviewed some guy from Barstool Sports (whatever that is) who said it will work out fine for them because their market is USA SJWs and people overseas."

This may well be the case. But if it works it will be without a big chunk of what was a pretty friendly and supportive market. I like Tiger, Rory, MJ, and have a fair bit of Nike gear because it happens to fit me pretty well.

But no more Nike for me, ever. If everyone who they offended remembers this and stays the course, they will feel the pain even if it does not bring them down. Make it hurt!

Posted by: RM at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (U3LtS)

474 MO,. it's not Pence. Pence want to eventually run for President. Bad move if you knifed Pres in the back and Pence is a Christian so he's knows the admonition "Pray for those in authority so that we might live in all peace and Godliness." But it could very well be someone trying to make people distrust other members of the administration, Nasty traitorous person whoever it is if indeed Sarah Jeong didn't write it or Bob Woodward or Omarosa
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (AllCR)

Omorosa is evil and would write this, but she's so toxic, no one--not even The Times-- would give her the time of day.
I don't believe it's pure fiction; it's definitely someone with some knowledge of WH operations. It may have been re-written or polished for publication by Jeong or someone else at the Times. But I don't think it's pure fiction.

HR McMaster is a real person.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (NFEMn)

475 What a fraud Booker is. The documents he "leaked" were cleared early this morning for release and he knew it all along.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 02:03 PM (/tuJf)

476 446 My husband's been wearing Merrills forever and loves them. He bought a couple of pairs of Skechers that he loves, too. They even make boots.

Skechers are about all the casual shoes I wear. They are so comfortable, and my bad knee doesn't ache.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (ptqGC)

I really love my Merril's I can't live without them. I am diabetic and having good comfortable shoes is soo important.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at September 06, 2018 02:03 PM (dKiJG)

477 Boy Howdy do I have a comfy pair of Nike bed slippers. George Soros sent them to me.

Posted by: J. Sessions at September 06, 2018 02:03 PM (r9UYA)

478 Sadly, it does not appear that Michael Jordan ahs any problem with Nike, as was mistakenly reported yesterday.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at September 06, 2018 02:03 PM (yQpMk)

479
Collin got woke by his crazy SJW girlfriend.

That also is the same time his "skills" all went to hell.



Kinda feel sorry for him. Poster boy for "Dont Stick Your Dick In Crazy".

Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 02:03 PM (8XRCm)

480 Chuck Schumer has started a new sportswear line: Kike!

Posted by: wth at September 06, 2018 02:03 PM (HgMAr)

481 they're the only shoe i've found with a sole that
goes to the edge of the shoe, let alone in a size, 15-4E, that's big
enough for me.


Posted by: redc1c4 at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (ZeU5D)

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Thanks for the info. I wear 4Es, too.

Posted by: mrp at September 06, 2018 02:03 PM (Pqytn)

482 >>>435 423 Or you could have a brand that didn't try and appeal to certain ethnicities at the expense of others?

Posted by: Maritime at September 06, 2018 01:55 PM (UfkIY)
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How can you do that when some of those groups hate the other groups that even associating with the 'bad' group alienates your brand? Nike is fcked no matter what they do now.

Let's say Colin was visited by Jesus himself and saw the light. Let's imagine he suddenly tomorroe actually and honestly wanted to help race relations and asked for a meeting with Donald Trump to strategize how to help.

He would be disowned immediately by BLM for even thinking it. Along with other groups on the left.

Look how they attacked Kanye.

The coming national divorce will destroy business models too.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at September 06, 2018 02:03 PM (fLiQp)

483 For the dominant side of AtC when she needs transportation. ( I m g ) in space.


https://m.___ur.com/gallery/Ac7crdr

Posted by: your neighbor at September 06, 2018 02:04 PM (KzvQU)

484 How long before Kaepernick announces his candidacy for Mayor of Oakland or U.S. Congress from California?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 06, 2018 02:04 PM (vbJig)

485 Good grief. I just turned on the Kavanaugh hearing, and Whorehouse is blathering and pointing at a chart.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 06, 2018 02:04 PM (8iiMU)

486 Gen Z's (18-21) favorability rating of Nike went from 81 to 51.

Ho. Lee. Shit.

The pucker factor at Nike, after seeing that number, must have gone through the roof.

Some advertising execs had better be updating their resumes.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 06, 2018 02:04 PM (9qZ3S)

487 The whole Kapernick saga, all the energy is against what he did. Which is why it was a stupid business decision.

How many vets, law enforcement, (and family members) ,rank and file patriotic Americans, etc. did he piss off versus the few "black panther" type African Americans that loved what he was doing?

Clearly the NFL cried uncle when they saw what it was doing to their brand that WAS universally admired.

I'm sure some middle of the road types that hate Trump are faking support for Kaepernick, but I would argue before Trump waded in, even a lot of Democrats were offended at someone wiping their ass on the American flag in that way.

So they alienated the vast majority of Americans for the 12% or so that also think OJ was innocent.

Posted by: Maritime at September 06, 2018 02:04 PM (UfkIY)

488 "Were you around at that time? Do you have any idea what you are talking about?" I'm 64 and a drinker of Diet Coke, so yes. Diet Coke is simply New Coke without sugar.

KO stock price 10X today what it was in the New Coke era.
I'm not going to bother to compare revenues.

Yes companies make mistakes. Plenty of grave-dancing over the New Coke fracas, but looking at the long haul, it was financially inconsequential, or maybe even beneficial. It's a bad example.

Guess I have to say again: I despise what Nike's doing. Doesn't mean they're wrong. I despise the way the western world is changing. Can't do anything to stop it. Nike sees profit.

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 02:04 PM (mk9aG)

489 Send the idea to SABO. He makes up posters. That is great!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 02:05 PM (AllCR)

490 There's a local Mercedes dealership who ran a commercial with a middle-aged woman saying how she bought a Lexus but, *ewwww* it felt just like a *gasp* Toyota. So she got a Mercedes instead for pure luxury and class.

It was so condescending.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (vg8iE)

I would own a Lexus any day over a Benz. Sure they started out trying to ape the "look" of MB--but with Toyota guts--but they are far better--with cost taken into consideration....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 06, 2018 02:05 PM (NFEMn)

491 Barstool Sports is essentially a sports-heavy version of the Moron Horde, writ large.

Remember the Goodell clown towels that were handed out at the first Patriots' game last year? That was Barstool.

Posted by: bluebell at September 06, 2018 02:05 PM (JJZzu)

492

given that my flat feet are nearly convex, the only shoes i wear, day in and day out, are New Balance 1540s...

Yeah, I still have arches at the tender age of 29. NB has a high-arch option for some models.

Been wearing them for years. Only Nike stuff I have is apparel for My Beloved Crimson Tide, whose season opener I attended last weekend. What a great game, surrounded by so many of my cousins from back home.

ROLL TIDE!!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 06, 2018 02:05 PM (HaL55)

493 489-For Rick and the Tonya harding take a knee idea.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (AllCR)

494 Nike's appeal has become more selective.

Their new demographic is the woke, the put-upon, the victims of the white supremacist system that made uneducated black men into millionaires for playing ball games and is somehow responsible for the municipal collapse of murder meccas such as Baltimore, Chicago, and Detroit. The New Nike Customer is likely to be on public assistance, and more likely than traditional customers to kill or be killed over a pair of the latest Nike's.

The product range is like that of a fine tailor in London - not for everyone.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (3YK18)

495 What a fraud Booker is. The documents he "leaked" were cleared early this morning for release and he knew it all along.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 02:03 PM (/tuJf)
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I just saw that too. What a rebel he is.

Posted by: bluebell at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (JJZzu)

496 Saucony makes an excellent shoe.

Posted by: kraken at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (ffWPP)

497 473 "Tucker Carlson interviewed some guy from Barstool Sports (whatever that is) who said it will work out fine for them because their market is USA SJWs and people overseas."

This may well be the case. But if it works it will be without a big chunk of what was a pretty friendly and supportive market. I like Tiger, Rory, MJ, and have a fair bit of Nike gear because it happens to fit me pretty well.

But no more Nike for me, ever. If everyone who they offended remembers this and stays the course, they will feel the pain even if it does not bring them down. Make it hurt!
Posted by: RM at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (U3LtS)

Their was a documentary on Asians collecting shoes as a status symbol. Really weird but they don't kill each other for them

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (dKiJG)

498 "475 What a fraud Booker is. The documents he "leaked" were cleared early this morning for release and he knew it all along.
Posted by: JackStraw a"


How dare you. Corey Booker would never make something up.

Posted by: T-Bone at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (OD2ni)

499 >>>Nike seems to be willing to sacrifice broad market acceptance in favor of more thorough embrace from the, ahem, diverse and vibrant sectors of the economy.

This is going to keep happening everywhere. Ideology trumps solvency. This is a religious quest.

Posted by: Max Power at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (q177U)

500 guys like Soros probably got short on the Nike news (if they didn't have a heads up in advance) and have profited on the down turn. Even without a heads up, they get the news from AP before most of us hear a word.

And most people are long term invested via mutual funds, so it is like signing up for cable, invested in the whole package, no way to strip out channels (or stocks) you don't want.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (Cus5s)

501

Lexus spent $1 Billion developing the LS400 and produced the best luxury sedan in the world.

Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (OocfQ)

502 370---Trump is going to be the last white male president elected in the USA, probably ever.
Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (mk9aG)
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I'll take that bet.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 06, 2018 02:07 PM (0jtPF)

503 Lexus spent $1 Billion developing the LS400 and produced the best luxury sedan in the world.
Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (OocfQ)

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*Spock Eybrow*

How many sheets of sheetrock will it haul???

Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 02:07 PM (8XRCm)

504 Kinda feel sorry for him. Poster boy for "Dont Stick Your Dick In Crazy".
========

Just don't.

Posted by: Corey Booker's Ex-Boyfriend at September 06, 2018 02:07 PM (vg8iE)

505 Skechers are about all the casual shoes I wear. They are so comfortable, and my bad knee doesn't ache.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM


Asper-creme. Continually. A little dab. Right next to the source of the inflammation. It's an anti-inflammatory. Your knee is inflamed.

I'd get into the science involved, but applying an anti-inflammatory right next to the inflammation beats the hell out of the stomach to all over the body to a little bit next to the inflammation route.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 06, 2018 02:08 PM (LOgQ4)

506 All the universities with Nike contracts are going to shit when they see their overpriced "licensed apparel" sales go to hell.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 06, 2018 02:08 PM (HiLJ1)

507 Nike went thewayof Dick's, in my little world.... they don't get that they are so EASY to get along without...

Posted by: kraken at September 06, 2018 02:08 PM (ffWPP)

508 Sheesh, I know I say it a lot, but Sheldon Whitehouse is such a self-important tool.

Posted by: pep at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (T6t7i)

509 yes, but some work better than others and the picture of Colin is awful.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 06, 2018 02:00 PM (AllCR)


Yeah, I bet lots of people would meet someone like that in a dark alley.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (6MdKC)

510 I'm disappointed in the Chans. They can find Shia's flag in a cow pasture but they haven't figured out who the anonymous op-ed is yet.

Jim Geraghty makes a convincing case that it's Huntsman in his column today.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (ZGrMX)

511 Trump is going to be the last white male president elected in the USA, probably ever.
Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 01:49 PM (mk9aG)
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I'll take that bet.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 06, 2018 02:07 PM (0jtPF)

I'm old enough to remember when they said that about George W. Bush--after Obama vanquished McCain 2008.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (NFEMn)

512 She got no commercials for years - because she's a beast - and now, all of a sudden, she's in a bunch of silly ad campaigns. They're really pushing her motherly status, now, too. Kind of weird and off-putting.

Its the 'Michele Obama is such a gorgeous woman
(and your a racist if you dont think so)'
ploy

Posted by: McCool at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (tWnED)

513
Jim Geraghty makes a convincing case that it's Huntsman in his column today.
Posted by: Ian S. at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (ZGrMX)

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That a pretty good guess.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (8XRCm)

514 Between my daughter and I, we probably have three pairs of Nikes in the house and she probably has three of four Nike shirts, shorts, etc.

We probably buy $500 or so of their apparel each year, generally including one trip to their outlet when we are at the beach on vacation.

That's over. And I know I'm not the only such parent out here thinking this way.

It won't take removing Kaepernick from the ads to get me back. It will take them making a positive confirmation of conservatism to get me back. Like featuring Ted Cruz in a commercial. Or advertising on AoS.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (9bv39)

515 Barstool Sports Was kicked off ESPN and their MOTTO is "Saturday is for the boys" so they aren't Woke enough.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (dKiJG)

516 Old and busted: Just do it!

New hotness: Ahhh, screw it!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (+y/Ru)

517

That also is the same time his "skills" all went to hell.


I looked up Colon Kraperdink's overall record NFL: 32-16. Fi-hunnert. Middlin at best.


Nick Saban's record: .899 I sure hope St. Nick tells Nike to go pound sand. They're not the only athletic shoe and apparel company out there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 06, 2018 02:10 PM (HaL55)

518 "Barstool Sports is essentially a sports-heavy version of the Moron Horde, writ large.

Remember the Goodell clown towels that were handed out at the first Patriots' game last year? That was Barstool.
Posted by: bluebell"


Clay Travis and Outkick The Coverage is in the same catgory. He has a morning radio show. It comes on Channel 202 on Sirious but I believe it is on regular radio as well. I switched to Clay Tavis in the morning since Woke Howard Stern is unlistenable these days.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 06, 2018 02:10 PM (OD2ni)

519 >>Sheesh, I know I say it a lot, but Sheldon Whitehouse is such a self-important tool.

He's even worse in real life.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 06, 2018 02:10 PM (/tuJf)

520 Sheldon Whitehouse has established himself as a strong contender in the 'Dumbest Senator' Olympics.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at September 06, 2018 02:10 PM (BHXAq)

521 508 Sheesh, I know I say it a lot, but Sheldon Whitehouse is such a self-important tool.
Posted by: pep at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (T6t7i)


Compensating for the size of his, well, state.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at September 06, 2018 02:10 PM (kUmUV)

522 Jim Geraghty makes a convincing case that it's Huntsman in his column today.
Posted by: Ian S. at September 06, 2018 02:09 PM (ZGrMX)

As good a case as any. But isn't he, as ambassador, in Russia all the time?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 06, 2018 02:10 PM (NFEMn)

523 I read on a Diversity & Comics comments thread today that someone is working on a "Go Woke, Get Broke" board game, with Ethan Van Sciver illustrating it.

DC Comics movies has made a "firm commitment" to diversity and inclusion!

http://tinyurl.com/yb2p87ac

Like they weren't already in enough troubles as it is

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 06, 2018 02:11 PM (39g3+)

524 What a fraud Booker is. The documents he "leaked" were cleared early this morning for release and he knew it all along.

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So he's Spartapuss?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 06, 2018 02:12 PM (+y/Ru)

525 If it's Huntsman, it might be awkward for Tucker Carlson to report it. Isn't his daughter on Fox and Friends?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 06, 2018 02:12 PM (NFEMn)

526 Lexus spent $1 Billion developing the LS400 and produced the best luxury sedan in the world.
Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (OocfQ)

-----

*Spock Eybrow*

How many sheets of sheetrock will it haul???
Posted by: fixerupper


Tailgate up or down?

Spits on short beds.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 06, 2018 02:12 PM (qQcQl)

527 Nood!!

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at September 06, 2018 02:12 PM (2sCft)

528 346 Puma has a better logo anyway. Effin' checkmark "swoosh" crap....

I read yesterday where Puma and Adidas both wanted Copanic but were outbid by Nike. It's commies all the way down.

--

Seems like the Left not only undertook the long march through the institutions, they also devised a plan to head major American companies to do some pretty heavy SJW pushing. All these companies...it's one executive decision after another to throw in with the leftist crowd and alienate a huge percentage of customers. They seem not to care. And it's now happening at a rapid clip. Or so it seems.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 06, 2018 01:46 PM (mQ0Mc)

It's like with the insurance companies cooperating with the twisted, infernal birth of ObamaCare--they expected to suffer in the short term but become an arm of government in the long term. I think when we consider these actions that baffle us we should also look to where the government and its hangers-on come into the equation.

Posted by: joncelli, toting his gator at September 06, 2018 02:12 PM (RD7QR)

529 NOOD scum

Posted by: Max Power at September 06, 2018 02:12 PM (q177U)

530 There's a local Mercedes dealership who ran a commercial with a middle-aged woman saying how she bought a Lexus but, *ewwww* it felt just like a *gasp* Toyota. So she got a Mercedes instead for pure luxury and class.

It was so condescending.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 06, 2018 02:02 PM (vg8iE)


In most of the world a Mercedes Benz is not a chi-chi car, just the local equivalent of a Chevy. Third World taxis are often Mercedes Benzes.

Only here is Mercedes considered to be so upmarket.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 06, 2018 02:12 PM (6MdKC)

531 OT: I went to a few concerts this summer.

Jason Aldean was really good, banged out all the hits, no politics, high energy, young crowd.

Trace Adkins / Toby Keith - also really good, Toby interwove some politics and cussed quite a bit, but alot of fun was had.

Posted by: McCool at September 06, 2018 02:13 PM (tWnED)

532 Its the 'Michele Obama is such a gorgeous woman
(and your a racist if you dont think so)'
ploy


And usually from the same people who insist Black Panther is a gem of the modern cinema.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 06, 2018 02:13 PM (eytER)

533 "I'm old enough to remember when they said that about George W. Bush--after Obama vanquished McCain 2008."

The difference between 2008 America and 2018 America is light-years wide.

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 02:13 PM (mk9aG)

534
If it's Huntsman, it might be awkward for Tucker Carlson to report it. Isn't his daughter on Fox and Friends?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 06, 2018 02:12 PM (NFEMn)


Nope. Abby Huntsman left Fox for her true home, as a "conservative" member of the coven, along with Meggie Mac, on The View. She, like Megs, lets her NeverTrumper-ism fly.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 06, 2018 02:13 PM (ptqGC)

535 Good luck and happy hunting, AtC. Stay away from Smart Cars.
Posted by: no good deed at September 06, 2018 01:31 PM (1uG1d)

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Why?? I bet with a step rail she could easily get into one.
Posted by: fixerupper at September 06, 2018 01:37 PM (8XRCm)

Meghan McCain wears Smart Cars for shoes. Wait till she cleans out her closet and throws a pair away.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 06, 2018 02:14 PM (9BLnV)

536
If it's Huntsman, it might be awkward for Tucker Carlson to report it. Isn't his daughter on Fox and Friends?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 06, 2018 02:12 PM (NFEMn)

Not anymore, she's gone over to the View

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 06, 2018 02:14 PM (TAmPV)

537 Lexus spent $1 Billion developing the LS400 and produced the best luxury sedan in the world.
Posted by: Soothi at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (OocfQ)

I drove a '97 with almost 300K on it for awhile two years ago. Best used car I ever drove. Easily. And I'm in the business.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 06, 2018 02:14 PM (NFEMn)

538 I don't think the Nike disapproval number means much though unless it also translates to sales. I disapprove, but I haven't bought a Nike shoe in more than a decade. I bought some Nike athletic shorts five months ago; first time I've done so in 15 years. Even if I boycotted Nike it would apparently mean finding another brand of shorts to buy a decade or more from now. These consumer disapproval numbers are like polls of registered voters or worse. Only people who matter are folks who buy Nike or reasonably would have, not random assholes who answer their phone for pollsters.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at September 06, 2018 02:14 PM (L8slQ)

539 445 "Today, around 72% of Walmart shoppers want the company to "take a stand on important social issues" and 85% want the retailer to "make it clear what values you stand for,

***

See the problem is that those 72% of walmart shoppers have the exact opposite views on social issues that the Walmart board does.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 06, 2018 01:58 PM (eSx+E)
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Not only that but the board is probably going to confuse answers to a poll with actual concerns.

IMO, the average Walmart shopper doesn't give a damn about this stuff. If you grab him and ask him, he'll say he does but --- barring some egregiously anti-American or anti-Christian "stand" --- it will have ZERO effect on his buying stuff at Walmart.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 06, 2018 02:15 PM (0jtPF)

540 I'm disappointed in the Chans. They can find Shia's flag in a cow pasture but they haven't figured out who the anonymous op-ed is yet.


Probably because they don't care.
They're still pushing WP.

LOL.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 06, 2018 02:15 PM (qQcQl)

541 All Geraghty has on Huntsman is that he was close with McCain and never liked Trump much. Well that's old news. But it would be foolish to portray Huntsman as a "Senior White House Official", he isn't, not even close. He's an ambassador.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 06, 2018 02:16 PM (k1TUh)

542 Jim Geraghty makes a convincing case that it's Huntsman in his column today.

FWIW, Huntsman responded and said it wasn't him.

Whether Huntsman wrote it or not, his denial is BS. In it he says he learned long ago to put his name on things. But we know Huntsman (through his Dad) was Reid's "secret source" on the "Romney doesn't pay taxes" lie. He didn't put his name on that, either.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 06, 2018 02:17 PM (9qZ3S)

543
This is going to keep happening everywhere. Ideology trumps solvency. This is a religious quest.
=====

No doubt millions of pairs will go to the Middle East for the 'believers' there, with coordinating black headgear and clothing. The best of Antifa only wears Nike gear -- hides identity while affording the fastest getaways.

Just do it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at September 06, 2018 02:18 PM (MIKMs)

544 Nike needs to run the photo of CK looking full retard in the ball cap. Even better if he had the full afro with straight billed ball cap-full retard plus full crazy.

I just had the sudden insight that baseball is the only team sport that has its headwear become common on the street.

I think, however, that Democrats should be required to wear hockey helmets to work.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 06, 2018 02:18 PM (qzoJj)

545 But isn't he, as ambassador, in Russia all the time?

The speculation's already moved well beyond people who work out of the WH. Libs for some reason wanted it to be Nikki Haley for a while late yesterday.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 06, 2018 02:18 PM (ZGrMX)

546 Caller on Rush's show is bringing it....

Summary:

The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 06, 2018 02:18 PM (2JcMg)

547 Nike is going for the rioting and looting the sneaker store then burn it down demographic.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: mpfs, Deplorable Goblin at September 06, 2018 02:19 PM (InoRs)

548 The op Ed doesn't sound like anyone senior wrote it...it has an "as told to and half-imagined by me" vibe - like those trolling personal stories ghosted by a pro who wants clicks, in the ladies section of the Daily Mail ( e.g don't hate me because of my beauty privilege" featuring some rather ordinary looking blonde.)

So if there is any source at all beyond imagination, it's probably a kluge of intern whisperings filtered through a clerk and the possibly Woodward himself or someone like Jeong.

The tone is overwhelmingly feminine, which isn't to say a female wrote it.

Posted by: SarahW at September 06, 2018 02:20 PM (Sp1NT)

549 If you take the first letter of every sentence in the op ed it spells out

C
O
C
K
H
O
L
S
T
E
R

over and over. A clue?

Posted by: Mega at September 06, 2018 02:21 PM (PcjYc)

550 Dear NY Times OpEd you will never believe what happened to me.

Posted by: Mega at September 06, 2018 02:22 PM (PcjYc)

551 Even with money to spare I'm not sure I would buy a Lexus over a Camry V6 or an Avalon. My frugal side might win out even if I could readily afford the Lexus.

Full confession I used to sell Toyotas

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 06, 2018 02:23 PM (qzoJj)

552 544
Nike needs to run the photo of CK looking full retard in the ball cap.
Even better if he had the full afro with straight billed ball cap-full
retard plus full crazy.



I just had the sudden insight that baseball is the only team sport that has its headwear become common on the street.



I think, however, that Democrats should be required to wear hockey helmets to work.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 06, 2018 02:18 PM (qzoJj)


Hey What about Me???!!!!

Posted by: Tour de France at September 06, 2018 02:24 PM (ymnmz)

553 549
If you take the first letter of every sentence in the op ed it spells out

C
O
C
K
H
O
L
S
T
E
R

over and over. A clue?


Posted by: Mega at September 06, 2018 02:21 PM (PcjYc)


OMG Trump himself?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 06, 2018 02:25 PM (ymnmz)

554 My son is at a state ivy and having some add drop woes.

One problem is the infection of all interesting class with "relate this to issues of intersectionality" clauses. It's SJW all the way down. It's not that ideas explored are dumb, it's that final straitjacket where weberythingnis about race, gender and global warming. EVERYTHING?

Posted by: SarahW at September 06, 2018 02:26 PM (Sp1NT)

555 Di Obama ever get photographed in a baseball cap? I'm sure would have looked, umm, special.

Posted by: Northernlurker at September 06, 2018 02:27 PM (qzoJj)

556 Nike please

Posted by: x at September 06, 2018 02:49 PM (nFwvY)

557 Believe in something!

Then make someone else pay for it!

Socialism 2018

Just make someone else do it!

Posted by: JB1000 at September 06, 2018 02:51 PM (16OL0)

558 ACE YOU OWE ME A NEW KEYBOARD!!

Looked at that Weiner pic and coffee, with cream, went out my nose and everywhere.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 06, 2018 02:57 PM (QMwOT)

559 Wear New Balances

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 06, 2018 02:58 PM (QMwOT)

560 So far, my favorite canard from this affair is that "Nike knows its customers and they're not old white men." Its repeated endlessly and even some conservatives have bought into this line of fake reasoning. Let me tell you something...

I'm a fat, 50 year-old white male with a fitness obsessed wife (one of us has to be) and two active teenage boys. Now, I haven't bought a pair of Nikes for myself since high school (don't like the durability or fit) nevertheless I presently have 15 pairs of Nikes in my home that MY WIFE AND I paid for. That's over $1500 worth of shoes before I even account for the Nike shirts, shorts, and socks I've bought for my boys. I'd guess my wife and I have spent north of $5000 on Nike products since my kids were born and we've been "old white people" by liberals standards the whole time.

Evidently, the folks out in Oregon think that these hipster soy-boys that stroll into their urban Nike stores are representative of their customer base. WRONG. I'd bet dollars to donuts that 80% of their sales come from Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sixpack shlepping into Dicks, Academy, or some mall shoe store to by their kids new kicks for school or sport footwear.

Their customer base isn't who they think it is. But they are about to find out... good and hard.

Posted by: ZonToro at September 06, 2018 03:21 PM (dCHJd)

561 285 The last pair of Sauconys I had was a mistake, they were lovely comfortable things that felt like you were running on Sarah Jeong's breasts...

Granted, this commenter is an exceptionally expressive and cultured individual, but I was told there would be no runners on this site!

Jesus, whats next... cyclists?! OMG, forget I said that!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at September 06, 2018 03:34 PM (D7AF5)

562 Just another of the most stupidists decisions made by a major company since New Coke and V.W.'s FARFAVUVAN and their stupid ads with that dumb stick figure GOODBYE NIKE,LEVIS and Dick the Pricks Sporting Goods

Posted by: Tamaa the Bird 1000 Voices at September 06, 2018 04:23 PM (wGqjj)

563 "Their customer base isn't who they think it is. " I sincerely doubt that. But their goal is not the CURRENT customer base; it's the FUTURE customer base, which is going to look and act like CK.

If you bought $1500 of Nike stuff for your kids, why? Because they asked for Nike stuff, right? YOU are not the one making the brand choice, your kids are. When you say no to buying any more Nike stuff for your kids, they're just going to buy it with their own money.

Traditional America is just about over, and Nike will make money p!ssing on it in the decades ahead.

Posted by: gp at September 06, 2018 04:57 PM (mk9aG)

564
Their was a documentary on Asians collecting shoes as a status symbol. Really weird but they don't kill each other for them

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at September 06, 2018 02:06 PM (dKiJG)

So that is why Asians can't win a pick up basketball game.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 06, 2018 07:27 PM (UsCnO)

565 "When you say no to buying any more Nike stuff for your kids, they're just going to buy it with their own money." They aren't exactly flush with cash and they have priorities other than shoes. I don't see many kids on the Nike aisle at Academy without Mom or Dad.

Note that Nike's favorability among Gen Z (18-22) fell from 81% to 51% and among their parents Gen X (their parent) it fell from 75% to 39%. My observation of my sons Gen Z peers is that, for the most part, they are not down with all this PC nonsense.

Corporations with access to skads of data make dumb mistakes all the time. Most are mono-cultures enslaved to their own corporate group-think... worker drones afraid to tell the emperor he has no clothes. I'm sure Nike is no different. I've worked with many of the top brands in financial services, and you'd be hard pressed to find a senior executive with enough common sense to fill a thimble. The Fortune 500 is in almost as bad shape as the Federal Government in that regard.



Posted by: ZonToro at September 06, 2018 09:05 PM (dCHJd)

566 A fascinating discussion is worth comment.
I believe that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo matter but generally people don't talk about such subjects.
To the next! Cheers!!

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