Aug. 25th, 2010

wileypeter: (Beg pardon?)
Let's see.

So Target donates a pile of money to support the campaign of Tom Emmer*, a strident opponent of Gay Marriage. This money comes from consumer spending at Target, of course. Consumer spending is in no small part driven by advertising.

What song provides the theme for Target's new TV ads?

The hippie tolerance anthem "Free To Be... You And Me."


To quote wikipedia, "The basic concept is to encourage a post-60's gender neutrality, while saluting values such as individuality, tolerance, and happiness with one's identity."

I think this may qualify as irony.


* Emmer, by the way, has tried to repeal the Minimum Wage laws in Minnesota (probably why Target and Best Buy are fans), allow pharmacists to refuse to sell contraceptives (not just morning after pills, contraceptives) and he's tried to soften anti-drunk driving laws (which seems odd until you read about his guilty plea for DWI). Sounds like a real prince.

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