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Poor Target. All they wanted to do was drop a money-bomb of $150,000 in support of a homophobic candidate in the Minnesota Governor’s race. And now they’re catching flack for it.
One proud mother’s Youtubing of her protest is getting loads of hits.
What is particularly amusing in a dark sort of way is the candidate recipient of Citizens United money. From TPM:
<i>For his part, Emmer has criticized such boycotters. “The sad part to me is, I thought we were supposed to be able to exercise our rights of free speech,” said Emmer. “We’re supposed to celebrate the fact that we have different perspectives. And it doesn’t seem like that’s what this is about. This seems to be more personal and we’ve got to get over that.</i>
So basically, not only must we now allow campaigns to dump obscene amounts of money into campaigns, but we’re not even supposed to say anything about it. Corporations should have the right to dictate the outcome of elections free of criticism. Criticism is a violation of their First Amendment rights!
A side note, watching Ms. Reitan enter the Target, it looked exactly like our own Target’s entrance. I mean, literally, you watch it and it could be the Eureka entrance. Scary.
Mexican Drug Cartels raid border ranches – acts reminiscent of Pancho Villa (only with black hats)!