Friday, March 16, 2018

Blind Item #2

This former A+ list politician who is running again for yet another position he has not held before is trying like crazy to keep his name out of the fact that he is now at least partly responsible for the two largest toy chains in the US to go under and this time around 33K jobs. 

55 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Giuliani?

Drama said...

Mittens?

Simon said...

MITT

Geeljire said...

SHABBAT SHABBAT GOTTA GET DOWN ON SHABBAT
https://youtu.be/kfVsfOSbJY0
Mitt Romney-Bain

joshg g said...

Venture capital strikes again

PoliticallyIncorrect71 said...

It ain’t a Clinton. Neither one knows how to create a job just rip off charities

filmfanb said...

Now that Clintons were associated with Pizza gate they need to keep off luring kids with toys.....made them go under.

Geeljire said...

This is untrue.
When you murder a person you create many jobs.
Someone has to pull the trigger and dispose of the body.
Someone has to bribe the police.
Someone has to clean the scene.
Someone has to sign the death certificates saying they smoked pot and fell asleep on the railroad tracks.
Someone has to "repair the tracks."
Someone has to cater this production.

p keel said...

Romney

Boozie said...

This isnt even a blind...

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/03/15/mitt-romney-helped-kill-toys-r-us/

Vessimede Barstool said...

Romney. The man in the magic underwear and Bain capital. Another part of my childhood dies.

shakey said...

Was whoever (or whomever?) this is a hatchet man for the Man?

Too bad about Toys'R'Us - they have good stock, but most things are so overpriced. The Canadian stores are still running, but not for long.

Kevin said...

Bain is also responsible for wiping out iHeartRatio.

Geeljire said...

33 degrees of buggery and nonsense

cheesegrater15 said...

Not a blind. Bain Capital fucked up Toys R Us. I saw tweets about it this morning. Must be a REALLY slow news week.

Brayson87 said...

At least Old Yeller got some mercy, but these old failed politicians keep stumbling around, snapping at anything that gets too close.

Geeljire said...

An apt reminder that much like Old Yeller, you're supposed to be living in a decentralized, agrarian society.

David said...

Toys r us was in big trouble regardless. I'm not trying to defend Mitt by any means but there was no way for them to survive in this age regardless.

Vessimede Barstool said...

Speaking of Old Yeller, remember that time Romney put his dog on the roof of his car? And he still nearly beat Obama??? If it wasn't for how weird that made Romney look and Michael Obama being so popular as the first husband, Barack might have lost. Then we wouldn't have the correspondence dinner, Obama wouldn't have made a joke about how a certain someone would 'never be President'. That shit is the butterfly effect right there.

Geeljire said...

Butterfly effect?
You mean like the MKULTRA Monarch butterflies?
Did my fingers accidentally slam that across my phone?
Behold the Butterfly War

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

Oh please. Tots R Us was DOA as soon as Walmart and Target outsold them
I stopped shopping for kids there in 2005. There stores were filthy the employees were surly and Walmart was way cheaper.

petty white said...

Omg. Lmfao. I totally forgot about Romney putting his dog on the roof of the car. Thanks for that (horribly) hilarious image @vessimede barstool. He is such a doofus.

CJ said...

Not a Mittens fan, but the only surprise here is that Toys R lasted as long as it did.

SDaly said...

Toy R Us would have been a viable business, and was not done in by Walmart, Target or Amazon. It was doomed because Mitten's Bain Capital caused the company to become overindebted when they took it private.

Lurky McLurkster said...

It wasn't a single thing that killed Toys. It is a combination of 1) the big box stores with competitive pricing and selections and that are also attractive for selling more than toys, 2) online retailers like Amazon that offer the same benefits as the first item, 3) heavy debt load, and 4) a movement of kids to online entertainment.

Brayson87 said...

They f*cking killed geoffrey the giraffe, that's what did it :(

mercyprosperity said...

another one bites the dust
another 20k people fighting for jobs

Scott said...

Get real! If anyone shops for toys and such at a brick and mortar marketplace, it’s eother Walmart or Target! Everyone else goes thru Amazon. Amazon is killing brick and mortar like Craigslist killed newspapers!

Do Tell said...

Amazon and its business model has done in a lot of businesses and threatened the longevity of a lot more. That is undeniable.

cc423 said...

When did the alt-right take over CDAN?

Ted Baxter said...

The other toy company was K-B Toys.

Samantha Willow said...

:( My first job as a teen was at Toys R Us. Insane but great. RIP Geoffrey.

Geeljire said...

Put your mind at ease.
The alt-right is as fictional as antifa.
Imagine that.

plot said...

" I'm not trying to defend Mitt by any means but there was no way for them to survive in this age regardless."

Yes, but Bain Capital inserts itself into dying businesses and vacuums up things like pension plans and retirement accounts for its own profits.

THAT'S the point. Toys R Us was circling the drain and Bain/Romney picks the last meat off the bones.

ImmodestyBlaise said...

Mitt's been off the Bain payroll since 2009, though.

https://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/07/when-did-romney-leave-bain-updated-128735

Elizabeth S. said...

Not to mention Amazon. I shopped at Toy R Us for the first few years of my kids' lives (I agree about the stores), but then switched to online for almost everything.

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

No one has even been able to explain what the fuck alt right means either. And apparently Tay Tay is the high priestess.

Kno Won Uno said...

About 4 months ago, I think.
Clinton Derangement Syndrome is strong here, as you can see by comments under a Romney blind 🙄

Kno Won Uno said...

Good point!

drewh1979 said...

Mittens was an A+ list politican?

Wellywood said...

But her emails.....

Itttt said...

Geoffrey is/was an anthropomorphic pedo, just like pedobear (check out the end of the old ad linked below). Didn't they also have that most annoying Ginger in history (and that's saying a LOT), the neighbor of Small Wonder Vicki - Harriet I think her name was, in their ads? Also looks like Chunk is the kid at the desk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJJ-ZLdrTwY

"I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid
There's a million toys at Toys R Us that I can play with!
From bikes to trains to video games it's the greatest toy store there is!"

FoxPlay said...

Does anyone moderate comments?

Geeljire said...

Republican nom gets you that

T. W. said...

Toys R Us was on the decline before Amazon gained traction. Part of the reason was poor shopping experience.

Lunchpaillefty said...

Yup, Bain and Toys R Us

DancingInMySleep said...

iHeartMedia just filed for bankruptcy, another Bain company. I see a trend.

Brayson87 said...

"Why do you need to wreck this company?"
"Because it's WREAKABLE, all right?..."

lucy said...

oh my gosh LOL how in the world did I ever miss the story of mitt romney strapping family dog to the roof of his car for cross country trip? I mean I honestly haven't ever heard that before surely it was big news and for more than a day! what in the world was going on in my life where I missed *that* and LOL at pic of air force one with dog carrier strapped to top lmao wow

artensoll said...

@Normal. Yes indeed.

This is what alt right means:

http://voxday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/what-alt-right-is.html?m=1

Beware imposters wearing swastika panties.

Remie Ross said...

+100 😂

Wen said...

I miss Kiddy City and Kaycee. Fuck, I'm old.

BMBT said...

Unfortunately, Toys R Us troubles date long before 2009.

Bostonian said...

It's mitt but with eBay, Amazon, Walmart, and Target this was inevitable

plot said...

@Bostonian

Again, it's not that their failure as businesses wasn't inevitable. It's that Vulture capitalism, in the form of Mitt's Bain, came swooping in to gobble up the remains in the form of retirement accounts or IRAs or any savings that companies were holding for employees. This is what companies hire Bain to do - screw the workers out of what they are owned and split it with Bain.

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