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Month: July 2010

Super Cute Ice Cream Binder & Postcard

Super Cute Ice Cream Binder & Postcard

I know, I know I’m being one of those annoying cross posters but I just couldn’t help it.  The images are also up over at Cute Custom Crafts and I really couldn’t help but put these here too. It’s a fun and sweet binder (designed […]

Do Marketers Take Advantage of Mom Bloggers?

Do Marketers Take Advantage of Mom Bloggers?

While I don’t personally consider myself a ‘mommy blogger’ per se, I do happen to be a mom who does indeed blog, which seemingly is the only real ‘requirement’ for being considered a mommy blogger (for what it’s worth, I still hate that term). Since […]

Demand Target Stop Donating to Anti-Gay Politicians

Demand Target Stop Donating to Anti-Gay Politicians

Retail darling Target is apparently not that darling.

Normally most do love the store (myself included) and this marks the moment that I’m officially not shopping there anymore.

Retail giant Target has given $150,000 to a political candidate in Minnesota, Tom Emmer, who has ties to a radical Christian rock band, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, that has called for gays and lesbians to be murdered. The money, given by Target to a political action committee known as Minnesota Forward, has made its way to the Emmer campaign, despite Emmer’s closeness with the anti-gay group.

What makes this move all the more troubling is that Target openly markets to the LGBT community, and has previously incorporated a number of LGBT-specific corporate policies. For them to filter money, let alone such a high amount, to an organization funding a candidate with ties to an anti-gay hate group flies in the face of their corporate practice, and sends a message that a politics based on fear and hatred toward LGBT people is acceptable.

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Scrabble and Schooling

Scrabble and Schooling

Things have been nutty of late, while that is far from a complaint I do find myself just not having the time to write (or to be honest the outright desire, aside from actual work).  I’m hoping that after kiddo’s party (very soon, and I’ll […]

77Kids Do Good Day

77Kids Do Good Day

As part of a promotion I was invited to help out with the 77Kids Do Good Day, to celebrate the opening of 77Kids by American Eagle. While I am doing my own little Do Good Day locally, this whole project has really shown that when […]