James Lileks gave me a shout-out on the podcast (around :45 or so) the other day. He was kind enough to say my blog was the place to go for info on the Minnesota Gubernatorial race and the exceedingly slimy campaign the DFL and the Daytons have run against Tom Emmer and, of course, Target.
Info here on Target’s donations to charities and its commitment to charity and “social progress“.
Tracing the funding behind the group driving all the anti-Emmer, anti-business, anti-Target astroturf.
James’ reference to the “stage managed video” of the “nonpolitical” woman cutting up her Target card; the woman happened to be a long-time liberal activist. Here’s a list of other Minnesota companies donating to “MNForward“, a pro-business group.
James’ reference to the specious connection to the “extremist” group explained here.
The local media is straining to show that Target’s stock price is falling due to the crisis (if it is, then so is every single mid-level retailer), and how capital investment firms are urging Target to quit donating to conservatives (unmentioned: the firms have negligible holdings in Target, and the “firms” are all politically motivated).