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Mrs. Fields bans Christmas from their products (AFA email)
American Family Association | 10-12-07

Posted on 10/12/2007 8:04:11 AM PDT by pillut48

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To: Slapshot68

“Something like 78% of Americans have claimed to be Christian.”

Where did you get that figure?


81 posted on 10/12/2007 9:58:52 AM PDT by Bob J (sis)
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To: Labyrinthos

The cookies are delicious but I rarely eat them since they are so full of fat. Though I suppose once a Democrat is president that sort of thing will be outlawed. Then Mrs Fields will be the one who’s offended!

I am offended by what they’ve done here, so their effort to not offend anyone has failed already. I guess they think it is better to annoy the vast majority of Americans who celebrate Christmas just to keep everyone else happy. What lunacy.


82 posted on 10/12/2007 10:01:30 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Suzy Quzy
She could have Christmas...Hannukah...and Happy Holiday items!! Why take out Christmas????? STUPID.

I don't think "stupid" is the word we're looking for here. From a business point of view, "Happy Holidays" is a cost-effective means of getting the message out to, and appealing to, a wider audience.

But if that many of you are thoroughly disgusted by Mrs. Fields and her policies, there is always the option of getting together with your fellow offended Christians to start a cookie business that caters strictly to Christians. I'm sure some of you here have some kick-ass cookie recipes that can be mass-produced, and with all the outrage floating around on the subject there should be no problem soliciting capital.

83 posted on 10/12/2007 10:01:50 AM PDT by dbwz (kthxbai)
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To: SomeReasonableDude
This all just seems so silly.

I couldn't agree more. It's a pretty weak form of faith that needs reassurance from a cookie or a cashier.

If I'm of French ancestry, and I get offended because someone fails to wish me a happy Bastille Day every day of June and July, is that reasonable? Of course not. I don't think it's any more reasonable to vow a boycott because a cookie company doesn't have "Merry Christmas" on its site in October. I thought it was supposed to be liberals who are hypersensitive to the tiniest perceived slight.

84 posted on 10/12/2007 10:02:36 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Sgt_Schultze; gracesdad

You’ve got a lot of nerve bringing up facts while we’re trying to be hysterical.


85 posted on 10/12/2007 10:05:20 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (i'm so adjective i verb nouns...)
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To: pillut48
I did a scan for ramadan, yom kippur, hannukah, kwanza and festiva and none of those produced any results either. It looks like it's not so much a slap against Christmas as a decision to just do away with specific holiday references.

That probably makes their year-end ad campaigns easier, too, since they don't have to custom-tailor the campaigns to any particular group, but let the individual interpret which holiday it is, according to their tastes.

86 posted on 10/12/2007 10:10:59 AM PDT by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

“You’ve got a lot of nerve bringing up facts while we’re trying to be hysterical.”

My bad. I’m off to see if Target or Walmart is allowing the word “Christmas” on their websites.


87 posted on 10/12/2007 10:22:30 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: Still Thinking

“Eschew obfuscation.”

Eschew is a reference to self. It is the left that MUST obfuscate their agenda, because to do otherwise would cause their agenda to be quickly defeated.

Expose the Left = Defeat the Left.


88 posted on 10/12/2007 10:38:51 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: longtermmemmory

I was thinking of Burger King, which tries to tie-in to a lot of movies. The notorious flop that comes to mind is Godzilla (1998). They also had to stop their promotion of Small Soldiers, because the movie contained some inappropriate stuff for kids.


89 posted on 10/12/2007 10:42:38 AM PDT by Popocatapetl
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To: Bob J

“Something like 78% of Americans have claimed to be Christian.”

Where did you get that figure?

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html

“Religions:
Definition Field Listing
Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.)”


90 posted on 10/12/2007 10:48:54 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: dbwz

WOW!!! You sound really anti-Christian!! What’s up with that? Actually you must be an ATHEIST.


91 posted on 10/12/2007 10:55:00 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her PHONINESS is REAL!!!)
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To: Slapshot68

Thanks.


92 posted on 10/12/2007 10:55:38 AM PDT by Bob J (sis)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

That is THE fastest boycott working out that I have EVER seen!! :-)

Way to go! Now I’ll have to order something from Mrs. Fields, LOL! :-)

Merry Christmas, Mr. Russo!


93 posted on 10/12/2007 11:06:51 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: pillut48

My letter:


Dear President Russo,

Because, this time of year is filled with more than its share of genuine, joyous, heartwarming holidays with meaningful names that my friends and family love and recognize (e.g. Thanksgiving and Christmas), we regret that we will not be able share those holidays with Mrs. Fields products.

We see that Mrs. Fields is doing some celebrating of her own. However, we’re afraid there’s not a day of the year where we merely celebrate “Seasons,” unless it’s with umbrellas or swimsuits. Nor is there a day where we try to celebrate the “Holidays” all at once. We prefer to savor each of our holidays individually, the way we used to savor each flavor of Mrs. Fields Cookies.

We sincerely regret that Mrs. Fields decided not to celebrate Christmas this year with us. One of your customer service supervisors said you did so because you didn’t want to offend anyone. How sad and ironic.

We hope that next year you will consider celebrating Christmas and Thanksgiving with us. If you do, then there’s hope we’ll see each other again.

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Goodbye.


94 posted on 10/12/2007 11:18:37 AM PDT by E-Mat (Duncan Hunter Understands : Made in China = Arms for Tyrants)
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To: Suzy Quzy
WOW!!! You sound really anti-Christian!! What’s up with that? Actually you must be an ATHEIST.

Informing you about marketing strategies and suggesting that you can exercise your freedom as an American by starting your own business are symptoms of being an anti-Christian and an atheist?

Help me make a connection here; I don't understand.

95 posted on 10/12/2007 11:24:23 AM PDT by dbwz (kthxbai)
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To: Anima Mundi
"How about just ONE Christmas where everybody rejects commercialization?"

I used to think that. But I decided if capitalists don't mind celebrating Christmas, then I don't mind celebrating free-market capitalism, because God knows that socialism and communism would never return the favor!


96 posted on 10/12/2007 11:28:20 AM PDT by E-Mat (Duncan Hunter Understands : Made in China = Arms for Tyrants)
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To: Slapshot68

Mmmm...
I suddenly have an appetite for Mrs. Fields cookies.
Where do I get one?

http://www.mrsfields.com/stores/?page=1&count=6&type=MFC&city=&zip=95111&distance=10

Wait a minute. What if businesses discover that the best way to get attention is to ban Christmas and then quickly restore it to win gratitude?


97 posted on 10/12/2007 11:34:50 AM PDT by E-Mat (Duncan Hunter Understands : Made in China = Arms for Tyrants)
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To: Slapshot68

I once visited the Jack in the Box headquarters in San Diego and asked to see Jack about the Monster Taco.

They werent amused.


98 posted on 10/12/2007 11:56:33 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Slapshot68
Ha Ha, You jumped the gun

Methinks AFA and others jumped the gun on this one. Oh well, only 74 more persecutaion days till Christmas!
99 posted on 10/12/2007 11:56:52 AM PDT by BritExPatInFla
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

I just ordered some Wiccan cookies for Halloween.


100 posted on 10/12/2007 11:58:39 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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