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Thursday, February 15, 2007

American Greetings Ridicules Women in Authority

From Left in Aboite

Most folks have focused on the anti-Democrat spin, but I find this also exceptionally disturbing and distasteful in its' disrespect for women in positions of authority - essentially stating that women who have worked their way into a position of power are whores and domineering bitches.

As the folks at American Greetings seem singularly unconcerned about this (per my telephone conversation with their offices), I will be contacting their advertisers (information below) and will do no business with American Greetings.

American Greetings subsidiary trashes Democrats

National greeting card company carrying 'Love Democratic style' card with Pelosi, others in bondage . . .

This Valentine's Day, one of the nation's largest greeting card companies is circulating a satirical online greeting card that depicts "Love Democratic Style" as "throwing family values out the window" and depicts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dressed as a dominatrix and Sen. Hillary Clinton as a maid. A similar "Love Republican Style" card could not be located at the company's website.

The short eCard from the company plays a jingle for about 30 seconds with a variety of colorful images of Democratic political leaders in compromising situations:

--The eCard first depicts an image of Senator Hillary Clinton dressed in maid garb.

--It then proceeds to show former Governor Howard Dean and Senator John Kerry both wearing dog collars.

--Several Democratic 'newbies' are then shown.

--A photograph of Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid follows with his face beneath a high heel, and the declaration that family values have been thrown "out the window".

--An image of bondage gear is then shown, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi then depicted in a dominatrix outfit while the associated jingle declares that "Love is free with Pelosi".

--The greeting card ends by wishing a "Happy VD".

RAW STORY, the source for this story, is awaiting comment from Democratic offices and American Greetings Interactive, the company that owns Blue Mountain. AGInteractive is owned by American Greetings, which says on its website that it is "one of the world's largest manufacturers of social expression products."

The eCard can be accessed at Blue Mountain's website.

Here is contact information for American Greetings:

Contact American Greetings
American Greetings CorporationOne American Road Cleveland, Ohio 44144-2398
216/252-7300 Fax: 216/252-6778


Corporate contacts
Consumer Relations (Customer Service):
American Greetings 800/777-4891

AmericanGreetings.com / AG Interactive 800/305-6766


Some of their major advertisers:

University of Phoenix

Fashion Bug

Chilis Restaurants (via giftfreebies.com)

giftfreebies.com

Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

e-bay.com

Unlimited Handbags at bagborroworsteal.com
Corporate Contact Information:
Bag Borrow or Stealâ„¢
1930 6th Avenue South, Suite 104
Seattle, WA 98134

Albertsons' (supermarkets)
250 Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID 83706 (Map)
Phone: 208-395-6200
Fax: 208-395-6349
Toll Free: 877-932-7948

Netflix:

Netflix public relations has a media buying contact page:
http://www.netflix.com/ContactAlliances
Also an investor relations page with contact info.
http://ir.netflix.com/contactus.cfm


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4 Comments:

  • At 3:23 PM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said…

    I have seen much worse comedy made of the Bush administration, including Condi in leather, but and this is a big BUT, it was not presented by a major greeting card company. No products from American Greeting for this household - ever again.

     
  • At 5:18 PM, Blogger BBC said…

    I'll check the links later, busy right now. I seldom buy greeting cards though.

    This asshat gets his cards through his computer or makes them. :-)

     
  • At 9:35 PM, Blogger BBC said…

    You know what?

    There has always been cards and cartoons trashing everyone and everything.

    Get a sense of humor people. The Repubs will be picked on soon enough.

    Yeah.

    Get a sense of humor, there are bigger things to fuss about than some stupid cards.

     
  • At 1:09 PM, Blogger Kvatch said…

    Most of those are easy, but Netflix? Ow that hurts!

     

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