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Example #1,456 of why Trump won the election

 

So….saw on twitter this weekend where a liberal CEO of some company I’ve never heard of (marketing company apparently) decided to give the rest of us advice on how to be less offensive to people like her.

First of all, how can anyone so devoid of self-awareness be any good at marketing? Secondly, I think I can speak for most Americans that don’t live in a progressive coastal Meccas and say that making our “town a place that people like us want to live in” is pretty much the opposite of what we are trying to achieve. We would in fact prefer that “people like you” keep your opinions to yourself and the progressive, “diverse”, cesspools you live in away from our tax dollars. You may be surprised to know that we don’t like “people like you” or your condescension, and that economically we are doing pretty damn well partly due to the companies fleeing your state in droves. So, thanks but no thanks for the advice. That and 3 bucks will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks. (I’m sure you hate that as well)

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  1. Profile photo of Austin Murrey Member

    San Francisco is less of a city and more of a self-selecting asylum.

    Do you think President Trump could build a wall around it overnight with enough funding?

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    • January 9, 2017 at 5:59 am
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    Metropolitan areas with net populations less than 1,000,000 are probably “Rural” to this, uh, lady (?)

    • #2
    • January 9, 2017 at 5:59 am
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    Hey, Melinda! Get out! You make this country a worse place by your presence and I’m sure they’d appreciate your opinions more in Europe or somewhere.

    • #3
    • January 9, 2017 at 6:01 am
  4. Profile photo of RightAngles Member

    making our “town a place that people like us want to live in” is pretty much the opposite of what we are trying to achieve. 

    Haha! Well after I picked up my jaw from the floor, I wondered if this were a satire written by a conservative. But I found this idiot on LinkedIn. I have no words. (And that never happens)

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:07 am
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    Ms. Beyerly even managed to get the NYT to criticize her. If I was only a little more cynical that I already am, I would suspect her of being a conservative troll playing the spot-on role of the classic clueless Lefty.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:08 am
  6. Profile photo of Austin Murrey Member

    I also want to make the point that you have to really, really work to make other people’s pathologies a huge part of your life if you’re an upper middle class white professional.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:10 am
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    Editor's Note:

    Vulgarity.

    [redacted]

    • #7
    • January 9, 2017 at 6:12 am
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    Songwriter (View Comment):
    Ms. Beyerly even managed to get the NYT to criticize her. If I was only a little more cynical that I already am, I would suspect her of being a conservative troll playing the spot-on role of the classic clueless Lefty.

    Link please? I’d love to see it if even the NYT has taken her to task.

    • #8
    • January 9, 2017 at 6:12 am
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    Concretevol Post author

    Austin Murrey (View Comment):
    San Francisco is less of a city and more of a self-selecting asylum.

    Do you think President Trump could build a wall around it overnight with enough funding?

    That’s a wall I would support!

    • #9
    • January 9, 2017 at 6:13 am
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    RightAngles (View Comment):
    making our “town a place that people like us want to live in” is pretty much the opposite of what we are trying to achieve.

    Haha! Well after I picked up my jaw from the floor, I wondered if this were a satire written by a conservative. But I found this idiot on LinkedIn. I have no words. (And that never happens)

    I did that same (https://www.linkedin.com/in/melindab).

    And I am no marketing expert, but calling potential customers stupid people that live in a sh!thole is probably not a great strategy.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:13 am
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    making our “town a place that people like us want to live in” is pretty much the opposite of what we are trying to achieve.

    Haha! Well after I picked up my jaw from the floor, I wondered if this were a satire written by a conservative. But I found this idiot on LinkedIn. I have no words. (And that never happens)

    I did that same (https://www.linkedin.com/in/melindab).

    And I am no marketing expert, but calling potential customers stupid people that live in a sh!thole is probably not a great strategy.

    She doesn’t stay employed anywhere for very long. If she’s as charming in person as that post indicates, we might have our first clue.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:16 am
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    Insults from an unemployed job hoping loser don’t sting very much.

    • #12
    • January 9, 2017 at 6:18 am
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    making our “town a place that people like us want to live in” is pretty much the opposite of what we are trying to achieve.

    Haha! Well after I picked up my jaw from the floor, I wondered if this were a satire written by a conservative. But I found this idiot on LinkedIn. I have no words. (And that never happens)

    I did that same (https://www.linkedin.com/in/melindab).

    And I am no marketing expert, but calling potential customers stupid people that live in a sh!thole is probably not a great strategy.

    I’ve been amazed and appalled lately at the number of businesses who feel the need to assault me with their political views. It’s getting more and more common every day. It’s terrible business practice. They don’t seem to realize that they’re alienating and insulting probably half of their customers. It’s just unbelievable. Liberals stink at capitalism.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:20 am
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    Concretevol Post author

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    making our “town a place that people like us want to live in” is pretty much the opposite of what we are trying to achieve.

    Haha! Well after I picked up my jaw from the floor, I wondered if this were a satire written by a conservative. But I found this idiot on LinkedIn. I have no words. (And that never happens)

    I did that same (https://www.linkedin.com/in/melindab).

    And I am no marketing expert, but calling potential customers stupid people that live in a sh!thole is probably not a great strategy.

    I’ve been amazed and appalled lately at the number of businesses who feel the need to assault me with their political views. It’s getting more and more common every day. It’s terrible business practice They don’t seem to realize that they’re alienating and insulting probably half of their customers. It’s just unbelievable. Liberals stink at capitalism.

    The NFL and ESPN/NBC still can’t figure it out.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:21 am
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    making our “town a place that people like us want to live in” is pretty much the opposite of what we are trying to achieve.

    Haha! Well after I picked up my jaw from the floor, I wondered if this were a satire written by a conservative. But I found this idiot on LinkedIn. I have no words. (And that never happens)

    I did that same (https://www.linkedin.com/in/melindab).

    And I am no marketing expert, but calling potential customers stupid people that live in a sh!thole is probably not a great strategy.

    I’ve been amazed and appalled lately at the number of businesses who feel the need to assault me with their political views. It’s getting more and more common every day. It’s terrible business practice They don’t seem to realize that they’re alienating and insulting probably half of their customers. It’s just unbelievable. Liberals stink at capitalism.

    Realistically if “woke” liberals are 25% of America you can make quite a good business catering to that 80 million piece of the country. You could make quite a good business catering to 2% of the country for that matter.

    I’d bet Byerley, who’s based in SF and almost certainly works with people who agree with her, does just fine slamming the folks outside of SF.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:23 am
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    I’ve posted this elsewhere on here — there’s a cute little website where I used to order little fashion items. I even had an email exchange or two with the owner of it. But the week of the election, I had a promotional email from the site, and the subject line was “Hillary is Our Girl for November!” With an inward sigh, I went to the link and found that it was a retro fashion illustration they were selling, and the fatuous site owner had named her Hillary, and was urging all of us to vote (apparently it never crossed her mind that anyone would vote any other way than Hillary).

    Because this was the umpteenth similar experience and it came on the heels of the moronic GrubHub CEO flap, I just lost it. I emailed her and told her off and asked her to remove me from her email list. The poor ditz almost certainly lost more customers than just me, and I wonder if she’ll even put two and two together.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:29 am
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    Austin Murrey (View Comment):

    Realistically if “woke” liberals are 25% of America you can make quite a good business catering to that 80 million piece of the country. You could make quite a good business catering to 2% of the country for that matter.

    I’d bet Byerley, who’s based in SF and almost certainly works with people who agree with her, does just fine slamming the folks outside of SF.

    You haven’t figured it out yet?

    This is virtue signaling specifically designed to attract that set, who are concentrated in big cities. She doesn’t give a fig about the huffing and puffing of the people she’s insulting, who aren’t the target audience.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:29 am
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    Majestyk (View Comment):

    Austin Murrey (View Comment):

    Realistically if “woke” liberals are 25% of America you can make quite a good business catering to that 80 million piece of the country. You could make quite a good business catering to 2% of the country for that matter.

    I’d bet Byerley, who’s based in SF and almost certainly works with people who agree with her, does just fine slamming the folks outside of SF.

    You haven’t figured it out yet?

    This is virtue signaling specifically designed to attract that set, who are concentrated in big cities. She doesn’t give a fig about the huffing and puffing of the people she’s insulting, who aren’t the target audience.

    Well, there’s a slight, slight chance people in the sales department of various clients look at that and say “Uh, yeah, no thanks. We want our marketing folks sending our message, not their own message.”

    But it is SF and I’ve never heard of this company or person soooo….

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:31 am
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    skipsul (View Comment):

    Songwriter (View Comment):
    Ms. Beyerly even managed to get the NYT to criticize her. If I was only a little more cynical that I already am, I would suspect her of being a conservative troll playing the spot-on role of the classic clueless Lefty.

    Link please? I’d love to see it if even the NYT has taken her to task.

    I found the info near the bottom of this:

    http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/01/08/yo-democrats-this-tweet-about-middle-america-from-nobody-melinda-byerley-is-why-you-keep-losing/

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:38 am
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    Concretevol Post author

    Maybe, in the spirit of DIVERSITY it would be helpful if some of us wrote an open letter explaining how progressive enclaves could change to make themselves more appealing to “people like us”. We could at least help them out on why businesses are fleeing the taxation/regulatory nightmares that they call states……nah.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:43 am
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    Concretevol (View Comment):

    Austin Murrey (View Comment):
    San Francisco is less of a city and more of a self-selecting asylum.

    Do you think President Trump could build a wall around it overnight with enough funding?

    That’s a wall I would support!

    What material would you recommend for building that wall?

    (asking for a friend)

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:43 am
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    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    Austin Murrey (View Comment):
    San Francisco is less of a city and more of a self-selecting asylum.

    Do you think President Trump could build a wall around it overnight with enough funding?

    That’s a wall I would support!

    What material would you recommend for building that wall?

    (asking for a friend)

    Razor wire and claymore mines.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:47 am
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    Concretevol (View Comment):
    Maybe, in the spirit of DIVERSITY it would be helpful if some of us wrote an open letter explaining how progressive enclaves could change to make themselves more appealing to “people like us”.

    [redacted]

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:47 am
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    Concretevol Post author

    Paul Erickson (View Comment):

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    Austin Murrey (View Comment):
    San Francisco is less of a city and more of a self-selecting asylum.

    Do you think President Trump could build a wall around it overnight with enough funding?

    That’s a wall I would support!

    What material would you recommend for building that wall?

    (asking for a friend)

    I’m thinking some combination of concrete and barbed wire would work nicely. They could decorate the inside with that street art/ graffiti they seem to be so fond of.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:49 am
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    The irony of this is that while she demands that others respect her “urban” opinion, her whole argument is based on a dismissal of rural opinion.

    Respect is a two-way street.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:57 am
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    She is living in the blue archipelago and the tectonic shift going on world-wide is causing her fantasy to sink ever faster back into the abyss from whence it came. She appears to be at the stage of bargaining. Sadly, in her derangement, she has yet to come to terms with who requires saving and who has the lifeline.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 7:02 am
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    Bubbles are very topical lately. Imagine Leonardo’s image of the ‘Vitruvian Man’ but with Melinda Byerley in it (minus the guy parts, obviously) and that is precisely the extent of the bubble in which she lives.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 7:08 am
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    Good post, we need to keep showing the world just how intolerant and self-deluding these “progressive” folks really are. At least she didn’t go out of her way to attack pickup trucks – progress?

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    • January 9, 2017 at 7:13 am
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    This reminds me of the same clap-trap that Richard Florida tried to sell in Fort Wayne IN, an area of ~300,000:

    Florida’s theory asserts that metropolitan regions with high concentrations of technology workers, artists, musicians, lesbians and gay men, and a group he describes as “high bohemians“, exhibit a higher level of economic development. Florida refers to these groups collectively as the “creative class.”

    What he conflates is that higher dollars earned in the Megalopolis translates to a better lifestyle. He didn’t take into consideration the low cost of living for traditional families, where you can purchase a reasonable 3-2-2 for a little over $100,000 to a very nice place for under $200,000. From one side of the town to the other is about 30 minutes of driving. We have a professional symphony, a growing local branch of Indiana/Purdue University, and all the major shopping you’ll need. Now, if only the weather was a little better…

    There is a show on PBS called “A Chef’s Life,” where New York City trained food workers open up their own restaurant in Kinston NC. Not an area I would retire to, but would take it over NYC. The people there are a lot more real than NYC.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 7:17 am
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    One nuclear war would make this country totally conservative. Think of the targets: NYC, LA, Chicago, etc. Maybe this is Obama’s secret goal is to get the Iranians to nuke our cities and make us conservative for centuries to come.

    • #30
    • January 9, 2017 at 7:24 am
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