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    Companies with a death wish

    Post  sinister_midget on Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:26 pm

    Companies are being stupid lately. So many stood by the NFL that was making a lot of people tune out. Some of them realized early that it wasn't a good idea to alienate a large chunk of people who spend a lot of money. But others, like, say, Papa John's, decided to jump in with both feet.

    Papa John's CEO, John Schnatter, stated he didn't want business from people who saw something wrong with players putting politics into an entertainment venue. After Papa John's lost a lot of money, Schnatter quit as CEO, and the other day they announced they're cutting ties with the NFL. Because attendance is down, viewership is down and their sales have followed the drop.

    Here's the partial result of some more stupidity.

    Delta was among a group that decided to turn against the NRA. We know nobody joins the NRA to get discounts on airlines. In fact, most people either didn't know there was one or they never used it. (Like my military discount, I almost never even think about asking, and many times don't even if it crosses my mind.) But Delta decided to make a group of Soros-paid crisis actors happy and get rid of their discount to NRA members.

    This is part of what they lost:



    It's not lost yet. But it's probably gone if they don't make a change soon.

    $40 million right off the top just for getting rid of the discount that almost nobody used. And just from their home state. Nobody knows yet how much they're going to lose to customers choosing not to use them over the NRA squabble (same for United). But I think it's going to go a bit north of $40 million.

    I expect an announcement not too far down the road where they try to recover. There are plenty of others as well that are going to suffer: United, SimpliSafe, Hertz, National, Enterprise, Symantec, Avis, MetLife and several others. I use some who have virtue-signaled (SimpliSafe, for one). But not any more the next time the bill comes due.


    And Papa John's? I never used them much before, but I did sometimes. Now it's zero for good now.


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    Re: Companies with a death wish

    Post  sinister_midget on Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:15 pm

    That went really well, too.



    If you're unfamiliar with the Young Turks, don't sweat it. They're just another leftist group that likes to think they're important. A lot of people watch and agree with them. But a lot of people think watching the Kardashians on TV has some value, too.

    What's interesting is, most of their followers would be leftists as well. Although anybody can follow them, and opposing people often do follow enemies to taunt them, like-minded followers are usually much larger in number for people who have been around awhile. Now more than ever, since Twitter has been banning people just for posting news that doesn't support the left, even when the source is a leftist news organization. That tells me more than half of the people who said no to the poll had to be leftists.


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