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Same-sex greeting cards??? Really????

What groups will they advertise/pander to next? Will they pander to the gang bangers of the world, and have sales on Trayvon Martin style hoodies???

Will they pander to the drug addicts, or the hoarders next? Hoarder type people would be good customers, because they fill their houses with so much C**p everywhere. Let’s have adds showing houses filled to the brim, so you can’t even walk in there. But if the stuff is from JC Penney, it’s all good.

Cater to the baby mamas too. And why not go for homeless chic too????? There’s lots of marketing possibilities.

Gay activists tell us that it’s “hetero-normative” to have adds which show moms and dads and kids, because that sets a standard which hurts the self esteem of those who don’t fit in. So, there you have it. Retailers want to make a political statement with all of this.

Dilbert San Diego, Free Republic 47 Comments [7/24/2012 6:36:29 AM]
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Oh My Dog!

Retailers want to make a political statement with all of this.

No, retailers want to make money, and why do you care anyway? Seriously, I want to know.


7/24/2012 6:56:41 AM



Well someone has a butthurt.

7/24/2012 6:58:20 AM

Dave

If it makes them money, that's their only objective. Really, it's that simple. They'll do all of those things you listed if it brings in a profit.

7/24/2012 6:59:12 AM

Dave

If it makes them money, that's their only objective. Really, it's that simple. They'll do all of those things you listed if it brings in a profit.

7/24/2012 7:00:00 AM

Filin De Blanc

If you're looking for your beeswax, none of it is over here, okay?

7/24/2012 7:21:15 AM

Mister Spak

"What groups will they advertise/pander to next?"

People who murder doctors? Or gun down multiple people in a church during a childrens play? Or shoot winning candidates who are of the wrong party? People who don't retreat, they reload? People who think every nutcase should have an assault rifle with a 50 round clip because the founding fathers wanted it that way?


7/24/2012 7:22:30 AM

checkmate

Retailers want to make a political statement with all of this.

Let me guess, you're a 9 to 5er in a big company and sit in some boring pigeon hole doing boring stuff all day.

Well, some people run businesses and have to really work to turn a profit. Political statements are rarely on the top of their list. Satisfying customers is.

7/24/2012 7:22:50 AM

rubber chicken

You'd think that a freeper, of all the nutjobs out there, would have a small inkling of how capitalism functions.

7/24/2012 7:25:58 AM



They already pander to the gang bangers of the world.

7/24/2012 7:27:11 AM

Anon

Not to be pedantic, but assault rifles don't use clips, they use magazines, and 50 rounds makes that magazine impractically long, unless it uses a strange caliber or design like the FN P90, which has 50 round mags mounted on top of the barrel along its axis, it's also a submachinegun and uses strange 5.7x28mm rounds.

7/24/2012 8:19:33 AM

Ebon

Retailers want to make money, as always.

7/24/2012 8:30:25 AM

fishtank

Retailers have sales on hoodies all the effing time. They are comfy!

7/24/2012 8:32:05 AM

John_in_Oz

And now you see why Dilbert gets paid less than the Pointy-Haired Boss.

7/24/2012 9:04:21 AM

pete

Generally one who is preoccupied with racial stereotypes is a racist. It's especially disgusting that this freak demonizes a kid who would still be alive if his killer had simply minded his own business and/or followed the instructions given to him.

7/24/2012 9:05:14 AM

beehummingbird

What has he got against hoarders?

7/24/2012 9:06:37 AM



For a so-called Republican, Dilbert doesn't seem to have even a basic understanding of capitalism; supply and demand being the core concept.

7/24/2012 9:07:26 AM

louislois

*Gasp*

It's almost like the retailers are in it to make MONEY!!!



7/24/2012 9:07:36 AM

Berny

These could be great for a few laugh. I would anonymously mail them to the few bigoted homophobes I know, then wait for the fireworks.

7/24/2012 9:50:52 AM

Churchy LaFemme

I've seen "Mahogany cards" for years, aimed at black consumers. Someone at Hallmark obviously realized that there was a whole market for cards that hadn't been exploited, and jumped on it.

Maybe Dilbert would be happier if there was a section in card shops for "heterosexual white couple" so he wouldn't have to be exposed to other possibilities.

7/24/2012 9:57:03 AM

freako104

Poe. But I want gamer, goth, tabletop gamer (rpg or board or both), and bdsm greeting cards

7/24/2012 10:02:14 AM

Sephirose

Slippery slope, much?

7/24/2012 10:39:37 AM

dionysus

I thought you conservative types loved free market capitalism. Apparently not when it means companies cater to people that you don't like. Well, tough. If a company wants to market to gays they can do so. If a company wants to market to homeless people, they can do so too. And if they want to pander to self-righteous, right wing extremists they can do that too. That's capitalism.

7/24/2012 11:22:49 AM



Love thy neighbor.

Unless they're gays, thugs, addicts, hoarders, unwed mothers, homeless...

I think you're disappointing Jesus.

7/24/2012 11:32:59 AM

Sasha

Retailers pander to people with money. It really is that simple.

7/24/2012 11:33:04 AM

Nagol

They pander to gay people because they know gay people have money, just like everyone else.

7/24/2012 11:35:42 AM
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