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Look, I know this isn't the most important thing on everyone's mind, and yes, there are bigger battles to fight. But sometimes there's something very easy to do that makes a small difference. And to me, that's worth the time.

I admit to having an allergy to the Donald. He makes my skin crawl and my brain itch. It is totally disgusting that he has the platform he does. Think about what so many smarter, better people could do with the amount of media time he gets and your skin will be crawling too.

Now Macy's has decided to include him in their holiday campaign---taking on Kris Kringle from Miracle on 34th Street, sadly photo shopped into this ad so the Donald can blow his rancid BS at a true American icon.

It's not funny, it's not relevant, and it's not acceptable.  But unless we let Macy's know the price for their cynicism, their lack of finger on the pulse, their 10 years too late bid to make the Donald funny, this man will continue to fleece the American public under its biggest retail banners.

Imagine if you will, ANY spokesperson for the left being prominently included in a major retailer's pitch, let alone an idiot of the dimensions of the Donald.

Let Macy's know who we think the Grinch really is, and that we don't appreciate one more dumber than dirt company that thinks Americans don't notice when they mix politics and business. Did I mention I'll not EVER be ordering a Papa John's pizza again?

It's a small thing, but sometimes the best things come in small packages.  And for me, the rejection of Donald Trump is a gloriously huge small thing,

http://signon.org/...

Update:  A commenter here has suggested I include Macy's direct e-mail and I agree.  So here it is: http://www.macysinc.com/....  Never done an update before, hope this works.  

And hat tip to Ms. Denise Oliver Velez, here's Macy's corporate number:  212-494-3000

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  •  Doesn't JCPenny have Ellen DeGeneres? (2+ / 0-)
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    maggiejean, global citizen

    Just saying.

    Republicans espouse individualism, Democrats embrace citizenship.

    by SpiffPeters on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:40:56 PM PST

  •  Done, hope we get rid of him and his hideous (6+ / 0-)

    comb-over out of everything. He is such a narcissistic dolt!!

    Those who dwell among the beauty and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. ~Rachel Carson

    by Norwegian Chef on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:41:08 PM PST

  •  Who in holy hell thought this was a good idea? (17+ / 0-)

    srsly, Donald Trump in a Macy's ad is a pretty good way to guarantee I'll do my Christmas shopping at Nordstrom.

    •  Exactly!!!!! (14+ / 0-)

      I may be as angry with the stupidity, lack of business sense and sheer denial of Macy's as anything else. As I said when I signed the petition---if you think Democrats and progressives think this is funny or cute, think again when you look at your bottom line.

      Oh, I know.  We won't bring Macy's down.  And I really don't want to do that. But I really want to give them pause for thought.  As should we all.

      Because if there's anything this last election proved, it's just how far American business will go to demonize what we believe in, and we need to NOT let them get away with it.

      Business dependent on customers, from the left and the right, should just shut their mouths, both ways.  They should run away from ANY political football, instead of indulging it, as Macy's has the Donald, and Papa John's has.

      Who the hell do they think they are? Their business is dependent on all of us, and I'll be damned if in addition to Citizens United, I'm going to be quiet when they shove their political beliefs and insensitivity in my face.  

      There's ALWAYS somewhere else to shop.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:00:35 PM PST

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    •  so many seem to agree with you! (7+ / 0-)

      i told a friend that he was a macy's celebrity now, and my friend nearly fell of his chair, flabbergasted.  

      it's a seriously stupid idea.  

      November 6, 2012: United citizens = 1, Citizens United = 0 (-9.75 / -9.05)

      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:03:11 PM PST

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      •  Yes. Seriously stupid. (6+ / 0-)

        And I trust that you've let Macy's know that with your sig on the petition.

        In the election of 2010, Target got caught with their pants around their ankles, supporting a group who supported Tom Emmer, a candidate against gay civil rights.  He lost, and so did Target.

        Many boycotted them, but what was worse, their own employees bucked them. Until that time, Target was seen as a progressive force in the community, and I don't mean progressive in terms of politics. I mean it in terms of companies with a forward community oriented attitude. Employees of Target prided themselves on being with a company who understood and employed the diverse culture that is America today.

        It wasn't pretty for Target when they were revealed to be giving money to the right.

        Well, fade in fade out, Target has not gone there again. They are still under the leadership of a right wing republican, but at least it seems he's smart enough to divorce his own politics from his business.

        This is important. The last thing we need is for American business to think they can get away with anything with us.

        We already have Citizens United to suggest that's possible. As customers, we need to let them know EXACTLY where the line in the sand is.  Yes, we still have that power.  

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:23:42 PM PST

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        •  i signed it when the goal was stil 25000! (4+ / 0-)

          i've been watching the total signatures rise, sometimes by a thousand or two every 5 minutes.

          youknow, i googled terry lundgren, the ceo of macy's, to learn more about him.

          i could find no instance of where he shared interests in anything with trump, except for the trump merchandising brand at macy's.  

          and lundgren didn't seem right-wing to me: he gives money to parson's and pratt  art schools.  and seems interested in fashion.

          i honestly didn't get the sense he was chums with trump, or that he owed trump anything.

          so what gives here?  this is such a miscalculation on macy's part.

          November 6, 2012: United citizens = 1, Citizens United = 0 (-9.75 / -9.05)

          by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 11:01:07 PM PST

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          •  Well... (3+ / 0-)
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            ancblu, Denise Oliver Velez, lineatus

            whatever was on Terry Lundgren's mind, it seems it wasn't as important as what his advertising department was up to.

            The buck stops at Lundgren's desk.  And I'll bet you he's not happy at this turn of events.  And that's a good thing.

            "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

            by StellaRay on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 11:46:52 PM PST

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          •  Trump has been in Macy's ads before. (5+ / 0-)

            They sell Trump clothing and I'm pretty sure, his  cologne line too.

            I always pass right by his stuff when shopping for my husband's business clothes. I won't even look at the stuff because I'd never give Trump a dime of our money.

            © grover


            So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

            by grover on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 01:59:17 AM PST

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            •  Yep. (0+ / 0-)

              But many of those ads were pre Donald the birther.  Many of those ads, which also featured people like Martha Stewart, were long before Trump decided to be a right wing nut.  You'll notice Stewart says NOT A THING about politics.  Still a smart babe, if a reportedly difficult one.

              Recently I've seen clips from Trump on Letterman, where Letterman pulls out Trump shirts and ties, talks about how dandy they are, and then makes the point they are all made in China, leaving Trump to simply shrug and agree. Audience totally silent.  Lovely.

              Donald Trump can't have it all, no matter how rich he is. If you want to sell cologne and clothing under your name, you're going to have to decide what is more important to you.  Being a business man, or being a right wing nut job.

              This is quite the time in our country, when right wing business people feel comfortable doing what many wise business people before them wouldn't dream of doing.  And that's mixing politics with business---and when you do, guess what?  Politics comes first in the eyes of too many customers to risk.

              "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

              by StellaRay on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 04:55:28 PM PST

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      •  I remember reading, years ago, about (4+ / 0-)

        a development Trump was building in Mexico.  He presold the condo's he was building, promising that when they were finished, the buyers would be able to flip the units for a huge profit.  Trump ran out of money on that project, and declared bankruptcy on the development and the investors lost their money.

        Macy's wants him as spokes person?  Oh, ick.  That hair is ghastly.

        Time is a long river.

        by phonegery on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:57:36 PM PST

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        •  Trump is a gaseous blow hole (4+ / 0-)

          who only cares about Trump. He is a text book narcissist, and yet, somehow, Macy's thought we'd all get a kick out of him telling Kris kringle what up.

          This kind of thing is insidious in our culture.  One minute Trump is a birther and texting that we should all revolt against Obama's re-election, and the next moment, he shows up in a Macy's holiday ad.

          It's scary. And it's UNACCEPTABLE that Macy's thought we wouldn't notice.  

          "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

          by StellaRay on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 11:06:50 PM PST

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          •  did you read that tagg rmoney set up a shell (3+ / 0-)
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            StellaRay, lineatus, S F Hippie

            company to use as an instrument  for romney's rich friends to hold all these government contracts and subsidies  once romney became president.

            can you fucking handle that?  because i sure can't!

            there it is, proof positive that they think all of us are patsies in their ruling class political games , so much so that they use our democratic processes as their play thing.

            get a load of this:
            http://seattletimes.com/...

            somehow this relates to trump in my mind...

            November 6, 2012: United citizens = 1, Citizens United = 0 (-9.75 / -9.05)

            by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 01:28:22 AM PST

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            •  Wow - that's a must read (2+ / 0-)

              Had not seen that column - has anybody diaried it?  And others have apparently noted the connections as well

              As the New York Times found, "While Solamere has not operated exactly as a subsidiary of the Romney campaign, it has seemed that way at times. The firm shared its first address with the Romney campaign headquarters in Boston. Later, the company was located in the same building as Mr. Romney's leadership PAC...." Some Solamere employees have been Romney fundraisers, and some Solamere investors are also Romney donors. The intertwined nature of the two ventures -- let's make money while running for President! --
              Lee Fang wrote in a new investigative piece that people "looking to lobby a Romney administration may very well have a leg up if they are already doing business with the firm that the president created for his son." As Fang's article details, a number of Solamere partner companies make their money through big government taxpayer largesse
              http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

              "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

              by Catte Nappe on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:39:44 AM PST

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              •  i don't think any one has diaried it. (1+ / 0-)
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                i read it on reddit.  look at the date  - it's a 2 week old news item!  

                it's yours to diary if you'd like.  i'll see if i can find someone more news references to the company.

                November 6, 2012: United citizens = 1, Citizens United = 0 (-9.75 / -9.05)

                by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 12:16:33 PM PST

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                •  Not gonna be my diary (1+ / 0-)
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                  StellaRay

                  I rarely do, and am under a workload that would make the idea folly. Hopefully someone will take up your research and do it justice.

                  "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

                  by Catte Nappe on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 12:57:00 PM PST

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              •  here are some links for your diary! (2+ / 0-)
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                Catte Nappe, StellaRay

                company website  - way creepy!:
                http://www.solameregroup.com/

                is this solamere own company of financial advisors, and cpas?
                http://www.solamereadvisors.com/...

                new yorker piece: Tagg Romney and His Father’s Money
                http://www.newyorker.com/...

                news observer piece: Romeny's son and solamere
                http://www.newsobserver.com/...

                Solamere connected with ponzi scheme:
                http://thinkprogress.org/...

                more news items:
                http://www.valleyadvocate.com/...

                http://www.thenation.com/...

                http://www.esquire.com/...

                http://www.nytimes.com/...

                http://www.dailykos.com/...
                (there's actually a lot here that i didn't catch)

                there's also an in-depth look a solamre, by the boston globe, which is referenced in several articles, but i didn't find the link

                November 6, 2012: United citizens = 1, Citizens United = 0 (-9.75 / -9.05)

                by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 12:33:17 PM PST

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                •  YOU should diary this. (1+ / 0-)

                  Do you do diaries?  Does it scare you?  If so, Kosmail me, and I'll talk you down.  I've seen your comments here so often, and they're very astute.  You can do this!  And it just seems to me, it's your story to tell here.  You have the passion, the research skills, the facts, and the ability to make words work for you.  Go for it.

                  And again, if you need support, or help, Kosmail me.

                  "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

                  by StellaRay on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:01:04 PM PST

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                  •  thanks stella, i'll think about it. (1+ / 0-)
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                    StellaRay

                    mostly it's a question of time right now, and then the devotion and time after it's published - returning to it to respond etc.  and a little fear too.  

                    i don't really understand things like this sort of financial instrument, this sort of fund, in depth.  but let me read through all the stuff again, and maybe i can manage to pull off a 'mother of all solamere diaries'.

                    btw, solamere is where meg whitman parked her bigoted, racist, misogynistic sons for the duration of her gubernatorial campaign against jerry brown.  they would  then be away from the prying eyes of the press, and couldn't be themselves ...er, make any  gaffes.

                    November 6, 2012: United citizens = 1, Citizens United = 0 (-9.75 / -9.05)

                    by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:44:15 PM PST

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                    •  Just keep in mind (0+ / 0-)

                      That most here have still never even heard of "Solamere," let alone know the complex intricacies of a private equity fund.  And they, and you, don't need to.

                      I was able to get the gist, simply by reading your first link.  Bottom line:  Tagg Romney was set up with an investment fund that would draw republicans like bees to honey to invest, with the idea that their thank you for doing so would be first access to government contracts.

                      Bottom bottom line: Republicans hate big government until they can make money on it.  Then they're, as Paula Broadwell would say, "All In."

                      And in fact, the simpler you keep it the better, because it really is boldly and outrageously simple in its intent.

                      I DO understand it takes time.  And yeah, you kind of need to hang around and participate if you write a diary, and really imo, that's where the real satisfaction comes in.

                      And then of course, there's the chance you'll put hours of time in, and fall down the recent diaries list faster than a boulder can tumble down a mountain.  It's happened to me.  But, I like to write, I have passions many in my life don't really want to hear about, and so "I pays my money and takes my chances here."

                      No pressure from me in the end.  Just support, if you want it.  And if now is not the time in your life to be writing diaries on the DKos, then trust that.  We all want to do SO much, but we can only do what we can do.  And there's no shame in that.  We ALL have many responsibilities, and prioritizing them all is exhausting.

                      If we're lucky, there's always tomorrow, always the chance to do then, what we just can't do now.

                      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

                      by StellaRay on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:27:12 PM PST

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            •  Had to work all day today, (1+ / 0-)

              so didn't get the chance to read your links till tonight.  WOWZA.  You REALLY need to diary this.

              "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

              by StellaRay on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 04:57:33 PM PST

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        •  that is horrible! (2+ / 0-)
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          StellaRay, lineatus

          he's another blowhard like mitt (what was his name again?)
          who acts like he has all this money and because he got all this money he must be really smart and worthy of admiration.    both of 'em: sociopaths, in my book.

          November 6, 2012: United citizens = 1, Citizens United = 0 (-9.75 / -9.05)

          by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 01:21:25 AM PST

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  •  oh, i beg to differ! (4+ / 0-)

    this is important - and fun, too!

    important because it's time for us to flex our post-election muscles and start cleaning up the political landscape.
    putting donald trump in his place is -or could be - phase one - of continuing the sense of cohesive effort we have all experienced this election year.  

    in other words: MOVEMENTUM!!!

    i hope sign.on gets one or two million signatures.  how dare they link trump with 'miracle on 34 st.'?  there are somethings which with up we should not put.

    November 6, 2012: United citizens = 1, Citizens United = 0 (-9.75 / -9.05)

    by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:57:46 PM PST

    •  :) I'm SO glad you join me (4+ / 0-)

      in my offense that they DARE link Trump with one of my all time fave Christmas movies.  

      In fact, I hate that they had the money to buy off the Kris Kringle from "Miracle on 34th Street" at all, Trump or not.

      But given the main theme of the movie, which DID center on Macy's vs. Gimbels, at least they could have used their wealth to use the movie and its main character in a good way.

      But no, instead they went for cheap laughs, and thought that none of us would care that they PAID DONALD TRUMP to tickle our funny bone, after an election that made us want to puke at the mention of his name.

      WTF were they thinking?  I hope MANY ask them this very question via the petition.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:31:24 PM PST

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    •  Winston? nt (1+ / 0-)

      Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire

      by barnowl on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 04:16:07 AM PST

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  •  I'm with you.....and here's the contact link... (7+ / 0-)

    here
    http://www.macysinc.com/...

    Write them a note about what this does to your feelings about this company.

    We just purchased a recliner from Macy's out here in California, and I'm tempted to cancel it give this as the reason.  

    He's the man who tweeted that we should all march on Washington to protest Obama's victory.

    How about putting the link on the face of the diary

  •  once again, the entertainer/politician loophole (5+ / 0-)

    is propped open by the craven corporate media, for someone who has repeatedly and thoroughly crossed the line.  

    What does it take to disqualify yourself as a mainstream entertainer and spokesperson if not preaching racist lies about the president and crying "revolution!" after a democratic election?

    Please proceed, Governor.

    by vivadissent on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:09:51 PM PST

    •  Amen. Boy, you say it so well, (3+ / 0-)

      when you ask "what does it take?!?!!?" Punctuation my addition, but pretty sure you'd agree.

      Which is why this is such a slap in the face from Macy's and a statement from them that they don't care who the hell their customers are.

      This is retail folks, and I can tell you that no other industry survives by the day, by the week, by the month, like this industry does. Their decision to use the Donald is unbelievable arrogance, unbelievable insensitivity to at LEAST half their customers.

      Lest anyone think they just didn't know better, let me assure you, as a person who has worked in retail all my life, they damn well should have known better.

      And we MUST let them know that.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:38:55 PM PST

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  •  Macy's Just Ruined A Christmas Classic For Me! (8+ / 0-)

    How dare they put a 21st century birther w/ Kris Kringle.  It's like innocence cavorting w/ a devil w/ a ghastly comb over.

    Is The Donald going to show up next in "It's A Wonderful Life".  No......God No.  That's part of my Christmas ritual.

    Don't go there, Macy's for the love of God.  

    •  Oh snapples, (3+ / 0-)
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      snapples, ancblu, Denise Oliver Velez

      don't let them ruin what's close to your Christmas heart. Please sign the petition, and in the comment part, fry Macy's butt for what they've done.  

      But after that, I hope both you and I will at some time over the holidays, once again, cozy up to The Miracle on 34th Street.

      Don't let them take that away for you. I'm not going to let them take it away from me.  And I'm not going to let them get away with using my best holiday memories to give Donald Trump another platform.  

      I WILL NOT buy a THING at Macy's this holiday season.  We'll see if they learn anything from this, and manage to get my business back.  

      I don't kid myself with delusions of power given my small consumer power.  But I do hope that we all take a stand on this kind of thing. I've seen it work before, I hope it works this time.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 11:33:15 PM PST

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  •  Trump contributes... (8+ / 0-)

    to the dumbing down of America. And Macy's is the dept. store that I frequent the most. I probably won't shop there again until they get Michael Moore to play Santa Claus.

    •  LOL, what a FABULOUS comment!!!!!!! (3+ / 0-)

      Because it underlines EXACTLY what I've been trying to say. Which is HOW FUCKING DARE Macy's use the Donald in their Christmas advertising, when we all know the chances of them using a spokesperson from the left, like Micheal Moore, are equivalent to our chances of winning the lottery.

      And BTW, let me be clear.  Micheal Moore is a mental giant.  Donald Trump is a fart issued from his rich father.

      oooooooo.  It really burns my britches.  How dare they think we wouldn't notice?  How dare they think we'd laugh and say meh.  

      You know, I'm beginning to think this isn't such a small thing after all.  Seriously folks, we just CAN'T let American business get away with this shit in their ads.    

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:51:34 PM PST

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  •  Done and signed. (4+ / 0-)

    I said Kris Kringle is one of my heroes.
    Donald Trump is a disgrace.

    "Is that your vegetarian leather jacket?" George Harrison

    by nellgwen on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:46:34 PM PST

  •  I just sent an email (6+ / 0-)

    I'm revolted, and I sent them the following email.

    I just heard you have an ad featuring Donald Trump. This man has questioned, openly and often, whether our President is a real American and thus deserves to hold office.

    Mr Trump is a blowhard who is beneath contempt.  As a satisfied customer who has frequently shopped at your store, I have always associated Macy's with solid American values. I wonder whose brilliant idea it was to have Mr Trump represent you. Sometimes people actually pay attention to more than glitz. I am appalled. I certainly don't find this a positive association for Macy's, and it wouldn' make me want to spend my money there.

  •  Done! (2+ / 0-)
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    StellaRay, Denise Oliver Velez

    Told them I'd shop at Goodwill before I shop at Macy's again!

    **I've got Magic Ladyparts** And I keep a separate pair in my binder!

    by consciousempress on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 03:59:04 AM PST

  •  I called Corporate office NYC too (2+ / 0-)
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    StellaRay, Catte Nappe

    212-494-3000

    left message that I would be cancelling my charge account, if they keep Donald racist, seditionist Trump and my husband will too.

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now". Rev. William Barber, If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:32:20 AM PST

    •  Good work. Thanks for including phone number. (1+ / 0-)
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      Denise Oliver Velez

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:34:56 AM PST

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      •  I thank you for alerting me (1+ / 0-)
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        StellaRay

        Having grown up with Macy's it never occurred to me that they would be stupid enough to have him as a spokesperson of any kind.  Since I no longer live in NYC (we have a small Macy's  here in upstate NY) I don't see any Macy's advertising other than the coupons they send me.

        If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

        by Denise Oliver Velez on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:42:31 AM PST

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        •  And what's really sickening (1+ / 0-)
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          to me is "borrowing" from a movie about the spirit of generosity and then putting Kris Kringle and the most selfish, narcissistic man in the world in the same frame---and the Donald is yelling at poor Kris to boot!

          It is mind blowingly stupid, and I too can't believe they would put the same Trump who has so publicly disrespected this president in a freaking holiday ad. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

          "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

          by StellaRay on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:56:17 AM PST

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  •  As a single woman, I rarely go into the men's (2+ / 0-)
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    section in department stores, so I had no idea about the Trump-Macy's affiliation.  About 3 weeks ago, I took my daughter shopping for clothes at the mall.  I spent around $200 at Macy's.  The sales people were helpful, but frankly, there's nothing at Macy's that I can't find at Dillards, Nordstrom, JCP, or Kohl's.  I let Macy's know this on the SignOn petition's comment section.  Thanks for the direct email address.  I will scan a copy of the receipt and let Macy's know that's the last purchase from me until the Donald is shown the door!

    •  Thank you. (0+ / 0-)

      And thank every American who takes the time to draw a line in the sand and say, no sir, you DO NOT get my business if you force me to swallow your politics too.

      You know blu, there was a time when it was considered nothing short of suicidal for a business to mix politics with their bottom line.

      But in these Citizens United days---and oh God, how I hate typing "Citizens United" every damn time, such a bold faced lie that title is---businesses have become SO emboldened.  See Chick Fil A, and Papa Johns.  And now, Macy's.

      WE STILL HAVE THE POWER here.  Yes we do.  Enough sigs on the petition, enough emails to the company, enough calls to corporate headquarters, and they WILL change their ways.

      They may not do so by pulling their Trump holiday ad.  So far, Macy's is posturing in their response.  "We don't support the politics of the many vendors we employ, blah, blah blah.

      I can guarantee you they spent a fortune on that holiday ad and they're going to run with it as long as they think they can get away with it.

      But in the end, my bet is the Donald will not show up in another Macy's ad.  And that's success.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:25:02 PM PST

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  •  Can we please take away all of Trump's money... (0+ / 0-)

    ...and put him in a homeless shelter? (my apologies to the homeless)

    Only the weak & defeated are called to account for their crimes.

    by rreabold on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:41:32 AM PST

    •  No we can't. (0+ / 0-)

      And I know you know this.  But we CAN make him untouchable for retailers like Macy's, and that's a damn good start.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:26:24 PM PST

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