Target's market cap plunges by $9 billion amid Pride clothing uproar

Target Corp. has seen its market cap drop by billions of dollars in the aftermath of the outcry over its Pride clothing line as the retailer finds itself mired in its own Bud Light moment.

The company’s market capitalization has lost as much as $9 billion since May 17 amid a backlash over its Pride 2023 apparel line for children and adults, which included some items created by a Satanist-inspired British designer Abprallen.

At the end of trading Wednesday, the market cap was $66.05 billion, representing a drop of 11% for a loss of $8.24 billion from $74.29 billion on May 17.

The price fell further during early trading Thursday, though it recovered some of that lost ground later in the day.

“Bud Light made a man their female brand ambassador and their sales went down almost 30%,” said Michael Seifert, CEO of PublicSq., a marketing app that steers consumers away from woke companies.

“Target pushed transgenderism on children and lost $9 billion in market cap in one week,” he tweeted. “This is what happens when Americans stand up and tell woke corporations that enough is enough.”

The products coming under fire include women’s one-piece bathing suits with “tuck-friendly” flaps to accommodate male genitalia as well as shirts featuring drag queens and slogans like “Queer All Year” and “homophobia transphobia can be cured with education” and “not a phase.”

The line also includes children’s wear and onesies for babies with rainbow-themed slogans like, “Just Be You and Feel the Love.”

The Heritage Foundation posted a video Thursday showing what appeared to be child-sized swimsuits with the “tuck” feature.

Conservative comedian Alex Stein posted a video showing him trying on the “tuck” bathing suit at a Target store.

“We’re at Target trying on their tuck-friendly Pride Collection. That’s right, guys: Extra crotch coverage, tuck-friendly construction. Thank you, Target!” Mr. Stein said.

Target responded to the uproar by saying it would remove items “at the center of the most confrontational behavior.” Consumers said that some locations also relocated the entire Pride Collection displays to the back of the stores.

“Our focus now is on moving forward with our continuing commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community and standing with them as we celebrate Pride Month and throughout the year,” Target said in a Wednesday statement.

The company pointed out that it has offered products celebrating Pride Month for more than a decade, and Target was one of the first major retailers to publicly state that trans women could use its female bathrooms and changing rooms.

But tensions over gender identity are running high this year as biological males who identify as women demand to be included in female facilities, sports and categories.

The Anheuser-Busch brand Bud Light was hit with fierce public blowback in April after celebrating transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney’s “365 Days of Girlhood” with personalized cans.

The three Abprallen items sold by Target were: a messenger bag saying “We Belong Everywhere” across rainbow colors and planets; a “Too Queer for Here” tote bag; and a “Cure Transphobia, Not Trans People” sweatshirt, according to National Review.

They are no longer available online.

Abprallen designer Erik Carnell had said on Instagram last week that “being able to sell my stuff in Target stores is incredibly exciting.”

“Knowing that people are seeing it without (necessarily) explicitly seeking LGBT-related stuff is wonderful, and I’m especially happy at the thought that young closeted people will see it, and I hope that in some way they’ll feel a bit more comfortable in themselves, as we all deserve to feel,” he said.

Mr. Carnell told Reuters that demand for his products has soared since the Target backlash. He also sells pins with messages like “Satan Respects Pronouns” and “Trans Healthcare Now.”

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LIVING RENT-FREE IN THEIR HEADS: CNN and MSNBC Mention Trump 399 Times in 10 Hours (VIDEO)

Folks at CNN and MSNBC love to complain about Trump, but it’s clear that they cannot live without him.

A recent analysis of both networks found that they had mentioned Trump’s name 399 times in just ten hours.

These networks may oppose Trump politically, but when it comes to ratings, they need him and absolutely love to talk about him. It’s clear that they can’t even help themselves.

NewsBusters reports:

OBSESSED: CNN and MSNBC Mention Trump by Name 399 Times in 10 Hours

In 2016, former CBS head honcho Les Moonves said Donald Trump’s presence in politics “may be bad for America, but it’s damn good for CBS.” Clearly Mooves was not the only network head to have made such an assessment. On Thursday, just on CNN and MSNBC, Trump was mentioned by name a whopping 399 times between 6:00 am and 4:00 p.m. ET.

Trump’s frontrunner status in the Republican primary has made him a hot topic of discussion whenever a new candidate enters the race, and Thursday was no exception. In the freshly announced candidacies of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), pundits on the liberal cable networks found two shiny new reasons to pontificate about all things Trump.

MRC analysts used a combination of live broadcasts and Snapstream transcripts to find every mention of the former President on CNN and MSNBC. In just 10 hours, Trump’s name was invoked 399 times across both networks. MSNBC just barely edged out its competitor with 208 mentions (52%), while CNN was responsible for the remaining 191 mentions (48%).

This has to be seen to be believed:

Trump lives rent-free in their heads.

Everyone can see it but them.

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Ron DeSantis Dodges Question When Asked by Newsmax Host Bolling If He Would Be Trump’s VP (VIDEO)

Governor Ron DeSantis joined Eric Bolling on Newsmax on Thursday night following his announcement last night that he will run for US President in 2024.

During their discussion, Bolling asked Governor DeSantis if he would be Donald Trump’s vice president. Ron DeSantis ignored the question.

Here was Governor DeSantis’s response.

“Well, first of all, I haven’t been a candidate, and so I’ve been doing my job in Florida. We just conducted the most effective legislative session, I would argue, in the modern history of the Republican Party. If you look at all the things that we were able to take that were ideas that conservatives have wanted for a lot of time and bring it into reality and put it into law. So we’re very proud of that. But that had been my focus. Now we’re going to be launching a blitz. We’re going to be in these early states. We’re really going to be all over the country bringing this message to our voters. And I think at the end of the day, most of our voters obviously appreciate a lot of the things President Trump did. I do. I mean, he’s been attacking me a lot, but I still give him credit for the things that he did well, especially with the economy in the first three years. But they also understand that you need someone that can serve two terms. You need somebody that’s going to be able to win and win big. And so I think we have a lot of folks that will consider somebody like me, who has proven to be very strong.”

In an earlier interview with Bolling, DeSantis said he was more of an executive type guy.

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WATCH: FRAUD! Maricopa County Signature Reviewer Approves 30 Signatures in 30 Seconds

Another video shows a level one Maricopa County signature review employee verifying 2022 ballot affidavit envelope signatures in about one second per signature.

In Lake’s December trial, Katie Hobbs’ attorneys claimed that ballots didn’t need to have chain of custody documentation because “every ballot received by Maricopa County is processed, checked against the voter registration record to make sure the person hasn’t already voted, and then verified by a multi-level signature review process.” However, their “multi-level” process clearly does not work.

The Gateway Pundit recently reported on video footage of the same Maricopa County signature reviewer clicking through signature checks and approving them in less than two seconds each. This footage was presented by Lake’s attorneys at trial.

Another video estimates that this individual approved over 5,600 signatures in one two-hour period alone.

Below, he can be seen verifying 30 signatures in 30 seconds after appearing to wake up from a nap.

The person in those videos — and the video below — “verified” almost 27,000 signatures alone, which is 10,000 more than the margin of victory. He is just one of many employees who verified tens of thousands of signatures in seconds each without comparing them to the signature on file.

Maricopa County Election Director Rey Valenzuela testified that this individual was “removed from the process,” and County attorney Tom Liddy also made this representation. However, the evidence proves that he was not removed from the process but continued in his role until the last day.

Kari Lake attorney Kurt Olsen told the Court, “11 of the signature verification workers approved 170k signatures at a rate of less than 0 and 2.99 seconds with a 99.97% approval rating.” additionally, Olsen stated, “there were approximately 274,000 ballot signatures compared and verified in less than three seconds.” 

However, as The Gateway Pundit reported, on Monday, Thompson again ruled in favor of Defendants, claiming that “level one and level two signature review did take place in some fashion.” 

JUST-IN: Kari Lake Announces She Will Continue Fighting Stolen Election Case “to The US SUPREME COURT” – Will Launch “The Largest, Most Extensive Ballot Chasing Operation in Our State’s History” (VIDEO)

In a Motion for Sanctions against Kari Lake on Wednesday, the findings of hundreds of thousands of signatures impossibly verified in mere seconds each went undisputed by Maricopa County because their own log file data proves this. They know it’s true!

The Gateway Pundit reported that Kari Lake announced during a press conference that she will appeal Thompson’s bogus ruling all the way to the US Supreme Court.

JUST-IN: Kari Lake Announces She Will Continue Fighting Stolen Election Case “to The US SUPREME COURT” – Will Launch “The Largest, Most Extensive Ballot Chasing Operation in Our State’s History” (VIDEO)

Watch below:

The video uses an image of sleepy Mr. Magoo to hide the individual’s identity and troll the County for hiring such careless individuals. After waking up from a nap, rubbing his eyes, and having a drink, the signature reviewer goes into rapid-fire mode and blasts through 30 signatures at record speed.

The person next to him can be seen scrolling through signatures, as they were trained to do, to find a match and verify only a few signatures in the same amount of time.

Via We The People USA Alliance on Youtube:

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Report: Fired Biden energy official Sam Brinton led D.C.'s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

The “nonbinary” person whom President Biden picked to oversee America’s nuclear waste had a previous career — as one of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Sam Brinton, according to a report Thursday on Fox News, had been the leader of the Washington D.C. chapter of the group of drag-queen “nuns” known for ribald and blasphemous humor.

Citing “tax filings reviewed by Fox News Digital,” the network reported that Brinton was the D.C. Sisters’ principal officer and went by the nuclear-punning name Sister Ray Dee O’Active.

Both Brinton and the San Francisco-based “nun” group have been in the headlines recently.

Brinton was arrested as a fugitive from justice in Maryland earlier this month in the third of three airport-luggage thefts after having entered pleas that avoided jail time in two other thefts in Minneapolis and Las Vegas.

The Sisters were invited, then uninvited, then reinvented by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the team’s June 16 Pride Night, the flip-flopping resulting from first pressure from Catholics and then pushback from LGBTQ advocacy groups. The “nuns” regularly mock Christianity and the church by, for example, pole-dancing around a cross.

As head of the D.C. Sisters, according to Fox News, Brinton regularly led group events including “bar ministry” gatherings, drag brunches, White House protests and at least one “high heel race.”

Sister Ray Dee O’Active, Fox reported, also was at a San Francisco Easter gathering of the Sisters in 2019.

“We’re celebrating 40 years of history,” Sister Ray Dee O’Active told Mission Local during the event. “For some of us, this is the first time we’ve ever seen so many sisters in one place, and I think it’s the best kind of family reunion.”

The Mission Local report’s descriptions of the event also mention in passing that children were present at the Sisters’ event.

“Behind her, a man with a multi-colored unicorn hat adjusts the purple feather boa around his neck. A boy blocks his face from the sun with his mom’s hands, while a group of nearby children inspect their candy-filled Easter eggs,” the report read, according to Fox.

Brinton was chosen by the Energy Department last year for the position that oversees nuclear waste policy at the Office of Nuclear Energy. The Biden administration hailed the pick as a pioneering move for nonbinary gender-fluid people but Brinton was quickly dropped after the luggage-theft charges surfaced.

Fox News contributor Joe Concha, commenting on the story during the network’s prime-time broadcast, called Brinton’s involvement with the Sisters “one of the least surprising revelations you’ll ever hear.”

He and host Rachel Campos Duffy each wondered aloud how leading a Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence chapter could have been passed over when Brinton underwent a background check for the nuclear-waste job.

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AMERICA IN CRISIS: Five Reports in Five Hours Reveal the Rise of the Marxist Horde and Their Assault on Our Sacred Rights

Thursday, May 25, 2023, was a day like no other.

America has survived wars, foreign attacks, economic depression, and natural disasters. But the greatest assault today on our way of life comes from within. Open borders, corruption at the highest levels, political leaders devoid of morals, a two-tiered justice system, a politicized intelligence community, a hopelessly dishonest media, define the threat. America is in crisis like never before.

Here are five Gateway Pundit reports in five hours from earlier today that define this moment in US history.
If you are tuning into the broadcast news you missed this.

1.) From the Missouri v. Biden case, found during discovery. The regime claims they have the right to control your “cognitive infrastructure” and what you get to see and hear.

Missouri v. Biden Lawsuit Discovery: Biden Regime Designates YOUR THOUGHTS as Part of Government Infrastructure – They Call It “Cognitive Infrastructure” and They Believe It Is Their Right to Control It

2.) FBI has the license plate of the J5 RNC and DNC bomber. They will not act on it. They know who the bomber is.

Rep. Jim Jordan Sends Letter to FBI Demanding J6 Pipe Bomber Update – FBI Has Information on Suspect’s License Plate Number But Have Made No Arrests?

3.) Steve Bannon was already pardoned for this non-crime. The Marxist regime doesn’t care. The Marxist regime plays smash mouth.

Lawless NY Democrat Prosecutors Set May Trial Date for Bogus ‘We Build the Wall’ Charges Against Steve Bannon – Something He Was Already Pardoned For Back in 2020

4.) The regime is now lumping Christians, conservatives, and Republicans in the same category as terrorists.

Biden Regime Lumps Christians, Conservatives, and Republicans into Same Category as Nazis in New DHS Anti-Terrorism Program

5.) Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes is lectured by a wicked, lawless judge and then sentenced to 18 years in prison. Stewart stood outside the US Capitol on January 6. His group was there to provide security at several events. He was not armed. His members were not armed. They left weapons in their hotel rooms outside of city limits. Stewart committed no violence. He did not enter the US Capitol. There were no plans discussed for an insurrection. There were no organized plans to invade the US Capitol. There were no insurrection pre-planning meetings. But the regime sentenced him on TERROR CHARGES and seditious conspiracy! This is an outrage.

Don’t fool yourself – If YOU or anyone in your family stands in their way, you will get the same treatment. They don’t care if they ruin your life. They don’t care if you die.

Corrupt DC Judge Mehta Lectures Oath Keeper Founder Stewart Rhodes Then Sentences Him to 18 Years in Prison for January 6

If you don’t read The Gateway Pundit, you probably did not know about today’s developments.

You better start paying attention.

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Dr. Jill Channels Jeb Bush, Awkwardly Begs Audience to Clap (VIDEO)

Jill Biden on Thursday delivered remarks at the Reagan Institute Summit on Education in DC.

Dr. Jill channeled Jeb Bush and begged the audience to clap after she uttered a boring line.

“I’ve visited red states and blue states, and I found that the common values that unite us are deeper than our divisions,” she said.

“And I thought you might clap for that,” Dr. Jill said after she got nothing but crickets from the audience.


Reminds us of when Jeb Bush begged an audience in New Hampshire to clap during the 2016 election.

“Please clap,” Jeb said.


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House Ethics Committee Concludes 2-Year Investigation into Eric Swalwell’s Affair with Chinese Spy Fang Fang – Says No Further Action Needed

The House Ethics Committee has officially concluded its two-year investigation into allegations that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) engaged in an affair with honeypot and Chinese spy Christine Fang, also known as Fang Fang.

A Chinese spy raised money for Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell and planted an “intern” in his congressional office.

A Chinese national named Fang Fang, AKA, Christine Fang targeted politicians in California between 2011 and 2015 at the direction of China’s internal spy agency and even had intimate relationships with two Midwestern mayors, according to Axios.

According to Fang’s friends, she was in her late 20s or early 30s when she enrolled at a Bay Area university and began to target politicians and gather intelligence at the direction of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS).

Fang was a “bundler” for Eric Swalwell and other Democrat candidates but it is also believed the Chinese spy and honeypot had an intimate relationship with Swalwell.

Tucker Carlson’s team reached out to Swalwell’s office and asked if Swalwell had an intimate relationship with honeypot and spy Christine Fang and they replied they couldn’t comment because that information could be “classified.”

Despite this Chinese spy scandal, Swalwell remains on the House Intelligence Committee (thanks to Pelosi) and has access to some of the nation’s most highly classified information.

In a statement released on Monday by the House Committee on Ethics, the committee declared that no further action would be taken in connection with the probe that commenced in April 2021.

The committee concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations that Swalwell “violated House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct in connection with your interactions with Ms. Christine Fang.”

Read the letter below:

As you are aware, on April 9, 2021, the Committee on Ethics (Committee) informed you that it had determined to investigate allegations raised in the complaint that you may have violated House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct in connection with your interactions with Ms. Christine Fang. The Committee will take no further action in this matter.

The Committee has previously reviewed allegations of improper influence by foreign
agents and in doing so, cautioned that Members should be conscious of the possibility that foreign governments may attempt to secure improper influence through gifts and other interactions. We encourage you to contact the Office of House Security for any guidance on steps you can take to prevent or address such attempts.

It is not our intention to release this letter publicly unless you make public statements regarding this matter that are inconsistent with the spirit and purpose of this letter.

Following the committee’s decision to conclude the investigation, Swalwell released a statement saying “It’s time to move on.”

“Nearly 10 years ago I assisted the FBI in their counterintelligence investigation of a campaign volunteer. The case and my assistance were briefed to Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and two years later, Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, re-appointed me to the House Intelligence Committee. Neither Speaker questioned my actions nor politicized my cooperation. Despite the FBI repeatedly saying I was nothing but helpful and never accused of wrongdoing, this complaint was filed by a House Republican,” Swalwell said in a statement Tuesday.

“It’s time to move on. The bipartisan House Ethics Committee had this case for over two years. They had the power of subpoena. They received answers from me in response to requests for information. Today, they are closing this matter and did not make a finding of any wrongdoing.”

“If the intent in bringing this complaint and leveling false smears was to silence me that is not going to happen. I will continue to be a voice on behalf of my constituents and a passionate defender of democracy,” he concluded.

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North Hollywood Elementary School Parents Group Planning to Keep Children Home in Protest of Pride Assembly

group of school kids and teacher in classroom

A group of parents in North Hollywood, California, plan to keep their elementary school children home on June 2 in protest of a planned Pride assembly.

The assembly is set to take place at Saticoy Elementary School in the Los Angeles Unified School District to celebrate Pride Month.

A parent’s group with the Instagram page “Saticoy Elementary Parents” posted for people to keep their children home that day.

“Keep your kids home on June 2nd!” the group urged. “We are parents of elementary school children, who have the right to introduce sexually explicit topics at our discretion. Yes any topic that is related to LGBTQ is is sexually explicit. Why? Our children are innocent and have no idea what is out there.”

The post continued, “we as parents have the right to introduce these topics at our discretion. Instead, we are being forced into talking about topics that should not burden our children for many years to come.”

Another post says that the school has “a large population of Armenian & Hispanic families many who are Christian & or share conservative values [and] don’t feel this material is appropriate to teach to the children and believe it’s a parents’ [sic] right to choose.”

The parents group is posting the messages in English, Spanish and Armenian to make sure they reach all families.

KTLA reports that parents also plan to protest outside the school on the day of the assembly.

“We respect everyone, but some things are appropriate for children (of) that age, and some things are not,” parent George Dzhabroyan told the station. “Hopefully the message gets across and people understand that parents should be the primary contact of what their children should be exposed to and shouldn’t be exposed to.”

In a statement provided to KTLA, the school district said that the topic is an “active discussion.”

“As part of our engagement with school communities, our schools regularly discuss the diversity of the families that we serve and the importance of inclusion,” LAUSD said in a statement. “This remains an active discussion with our school communities and we remain committed to continuing to engage with families about this important topic.”

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McCarthy Leaves Capitol, Tells Reporters of Debt Ceiling Talks: “There’s No Agreement”

House lawmakers Thursday evening left the Capitol for the holiday weekend without a deal on the debt ceiling.

Joe Biden waited 97 days to engage in debt ceiling talks with House Speaker McCarthy and other congressional leaders.

The White House is facing a June 1 deadline.

House Republicans passed a debt ceiling resolution in April but the White House is blaming the looming default on the GOP.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday evening left the Capitol and told reporters “there’s no agreement” after meetings on the debt ceiling.

“We’ve been talking to the White House all day, we’re going back and forth, and it’s not easy,” Kevin McCarthy said. “We want to make sure this is an agreement worthy of the American people, and so it takes a while to make it happen and we’re working hard to make it happen.”

“There’s no agreement. This is a big issue and it’s not something we could solve easily,” McCarthy said.

Earlier Thursday McCarthy told reporters: “I am not going to give up. I will stay with it until we solve the Democrats’ spending addiction.”


White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday said if the US goes into default, there will be a recession and millions of jobs lost

“This is a manufactured crisis, plain and simple…That’s what we’ve been dealing with…Just listen to members of the House Freedom Caucus,” Karine Jean-Pierre said.

She added, “What is at stake? A default would have catastrophic impacts in every single part of this country whether you are in a red state or in a blue state…we are talking about millions of jobs lost, devastated retirement accounts and a recession!”

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