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Krispy Kreme’s ‘KKK Wednesdays’ promotion backfires, obviously

welL. apparently not obvious in the UK

Note to marketers: Google hate groups before committing to campaign
A United Kingdom branch of Krispy Kreme has officially apologized after advertising their short-lived “KKK [Krispy Kreme Klub] Wednesdays” promotion for their Hull location. Apparently, people outside the U.S. — including the representatives from Krispy Kreme’s British headquarters who approved the promotion — are unfamiliar with the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist organization known for grotesque violence primarily against black people.

“Krispy Kreme apologizes unreservedly for the inappropriate name of a customer promotion at one of our stores,” said a Krispy Kreme spokesperson in a statement. “The promotion was never intended to cause offense. All material has been withdrawn and an internal investigation is currently underway.”
The promotion has scheduled events including “Colouring Tuesday” and “Face Painting Thursday.”

one of the commentators wanted to know if that face painting was black or white face?

ETA forgot link

aww, Maggie Simpson at the end of the Simpson was waving a flag and

it said Je sui Charley - so appropriate for a cartoon.

Republicans: The largest majority since 1928? Hmmm

anyone remember what happened in 1929?

"happy holidays" outrage

Yesterday I was wrapping presents for charity donations, I had just served an ex-Muslim getting Christmas and Hanukkah presents for his friends, I wished him a happy Holidays and the woman next in line Screamed at me that I should be saying Merry Christmas because it is an insult to the lord.
1. I do not like people screaming at me
2. I like making money for the charity in this store so I could not be rude
SO I simply assured the woman I would not wish her a happy holiday. That made her smile that self satisfied smile. Like she won. But in reality in silence of my mind I wished her a holiday ans happy as she deserved which should have been pretty bad. Thanks FOX news for making more people unhappy around the country for your stupidity.

I laughed when she said I was a good person after that - little did she know the evil I wished her.

subject: slandering my state

Last night I was doing a charity thing. I guess some people just think older people are stupid or something, I must look really old because this one woman kept repeating about "they" because it looked like she thought I did not understand, Oh I understood.

I was doing some charity work and you can see the disappointment in people's faces when they realize that you kind of would like a donation for providing a service to them. One of the people who comes up to wrap said she was moving from NJ to North Carolina when her older husband retires next year, So I asked where she was going to retire. She said the North Carolina Beach, so I snorted - not that it is not beautiful there, but I still remember how the state government made a law to ignore rising tides and for developers and city codes to go by the tide estimates of previous decades - so I just said she should make sure she was on on the ocean front. because of the laws of the state - and she asked where I lived and then told me to move because "they" were coming up the road to invade my town, They are coming from Newark she said, they are coming to take over your town. I said Alien invaders, trying to lighten it up, but she looked at me and said - do you know what I mean? Yeah , sure, I said - still think asking her or money was not the time to get into a race discussion, I said I knew, but she looked at me again and said I was going to lose my town. And then she mentioned my high taxes, well for my high taxes, I get a lot of services, 25% of the land is park land, my dog and I can take off in a lot of directions and hit one of 5 different parks in less than a mile, We have zoning laws, Santa visited our town at 3 different free events, there are all kind of things, a free senior bus, various health services (free bone scan, free blood pressure checks and help to gauge your own machine, free rabies shots for dogs, concerts in the summer, good schools, etc. lots of free things) Anyway a few more "they"s and she was done.

Which goes to what my sister says. the worst problem her state was from old NJ people moving to her state and not wanting to pay school taxes and being racist. This woman was so concerned about the cost of living up here, wait until she finds up one mayor in NC was walked to Washington because the state refused to expand ACA and hospitals are closing because of that. North Carolina is a beautiful state led by idiots now wanting to ruin it, but I would rather stay with NJ where I can walk places and do things even if I could not drive. May not be perfect, but it is good for me. And can hardly wait until all the people worried by "They" leave.

it is that time of the year again. looking for volunteer gift wrappers in North east NJ

I volunteer for a 501c3 charity and need some help wrapping presents in Barnes and Noble in exchange for donation to the charity, we usually earn a nice amount that helps the programs. If anyone has time, please send me a message and I can send you the dates and times. The locations I am working this year is Clifton, Paramus and Woodland Park. The selling point is that I can give community service hours for volunteering for an easy peasy job. wrapping mostly square gifts.

Thanks for considering it.


never forget from the VFW web site

[link:http://www.vfw.org/News-and-Events/Articles/2014-Articles/CONGRESS-PASSES-VETERANS%E2%80%99-BILLS/|CONGRESS PASSES VETERANS’ BILLS

But as encouraging as the pending legislation is came three no votes from Republican Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.), Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Jeff Sessions (Ala.), because they put dollars and cents above the interests of the nation’s veterans.

“There is a cost of going to war that includes taking care of those who come home wounded, ill and injured, and if these three senators have determined that we can’t afford to properly care for our veterans, then they should seek employment elsewhere!” exclaimed VFW National Commander William A. Thien.

Just a moment of remembrance for the democrats who ran and lost

they begged people for money
they may have not been the most experienced politicians and were not perfect in every thing they said, They put their lives on hold to run for office, put hours of unpaid work in (as did their friends and family), they lived good lives that were torn apart with insidious insults flung out by their opponents and he secret whisper campaigns that are impossible to fight against. And they lost.

Then they get to be torn apart by fellow democrats telling them about all their mistakes and seeing their imperfection as character flaws and jumping to conclusions blaming them for things they did not do but others accused them of doing. Then the next election people will wonder why you can't get good candidates. They were out there and they lost because of all the money they had to fight against. Some times even at the school board level, you would be surprised at the money spent against them.

The only way to survive in the future, is not to be so quickly to tear our own candidates down, and live in a country where people care enough to vote and realize there will never be a perfect candidate for them,

whoo hoo - I have been investing in the wrong thing

I am making more money off my dishes than I ever made from stock Now I am regretting giving some things away as presents.

There used to be a Noritake outlet store near me, and I bought a lot of pieces I liked from there. and used them for years, now I am cleaning house because I have too much stuff and I am making money from selling this stuff off to replacements Inc. I can't believe that a set of dishes I bought and then never used is bringing me almost 1000. I spent a lot less on it, but I did tend to buy closeouts a recently retired things and they are in demand - who knew?

It helps that I visit my sister in North Caorlina , so can drive the items down there and not worry about shipping, but ccertainly worth doing!

Playboy's guide to catcalling is actually really great

it is pretty great, who knew

or to go back to the original - http://www.playboy.com/articles/should-you-catcall-her-flowchart

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