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September 13, 2013

9/11 promotion backfires THUMBS DOWN: At least the golf course owner in Wisconsin knew enough to apologize after his 9/11 ad ruffled feathers....

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rangeral

Sep-13-13 8:55 AM

The golf course in Wisconsin has been doing this for years and it has been well received by the golfing community. So this year some folks from out of town make it a internet clown fest and try to destroy the reputation of a great golf course owner.

I haven't seen similar outcries offering free food at some of the national chains, as well as discounts at others.

Per - you should do your research before you make stupid comments.

My brother lives in that town and they are quite upset with the internet freaks that delight in this type of crap.

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SMSUguy

Sep-13-13 9:15 AM

Based on the paragraph about soft drinks & water I'm going to assume that the Independent will stand on principle and no longer run any advertisements promoting the sale of soft drinks or any other product containing corn syrup or sugar. Is that correct Independent?

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OIIOHH

Sep-13-13 10:39 AM

Gee, only a few thousand people in the Marshall area have jobs related to producing corn syrup or products that contain corn syrup. No big deal there.

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farmkid

Sep-13-13 11:41 AM

"Per - you should do your research before you make stupid comments."

There's a pot meets kettle moment if I ever saw one. Maybe for the sake of us all, al has figured out what one and done means.

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rangeral

Sep-13-13 1:37 PM

Do you ever have a comment on the subject matter or are you just trying to make yourself look stupid. Look in one of your vanity mirrors.

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hartman75

Sep-13-13 3:25 PM

You know, maybe rangeral’s first comment and the 2 individuals who agree with him (at this point) are correct. After all businesses are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to promote their product or service by tying their advertising to any number of horrific events. For example, McDonalds could come out with a “Holocaust” family meal or Walmart might incorporate a Tsunami wave to illustrate how they are “wiping out” the competition. Met Life would ditch the umbrella and use the image of a nuclear bomb’s mushroom cloud instead – your “covered” by radiation or “protected” by the bomb. Yes sir rangeral, why would anyone object to businesses profiting from using images intended to honor those who have suffered through tragedy? But hey, before admitting you made an error in judgment make sure to label as “stupid” anyone who disagrees with you.

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farmkid

Sep-13-13 3:35 PM

Look in one of your vanity mirrors.

Another moment.

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rangeral

Sep-13-13 7:27 PM

hartman - for many years there have been restaurants and other businesses that offer free stuff or discounts to vets, seniors and others on days of significance - where do you classify D-Day, V-Day or for that matter the Civil War and the Revolutionary War?

Your logic is faulty.

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commonman

Sep-14-13 8:43 PM

Not saying people are dumb or idiotic might actually help you sound more intelligent al. At least it might help your position to come across as a semi-educated person.

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hartman75

Sep-15-13 11:12 AM

Faulty logic is to compare discounts offered to Veterans to businesses using specific images related to tragic events.

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rangeral

Sep-15-13 5:02 PM

hartman - you are not a vet - so do you still take advantage of special deals and pricing offered on special days? 4th of July, for example? Or do you tell retailers or restaurants to charge you full price because you do not believe in deals on 9/11, 4th of July, etc.?

And what about seniors?

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rangeral

Sep-15-13 5:02 PM

And the disabled?

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farmkid

Sep-16-13 2:09 PM

The line is drawn when it's a tragic day that's being used. No one runs a promotion on August 6th, August 9th, December 7, nor should they on September 11.

The calendar events you listed are observed out of respect for those who served, not a particular day.

D-day isn't observed for those who were lost, but the start of action to put an end to evil. It's a little thing we like to call common sense.

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rangeral

Sep-16-13 3:41 PM

You used two big words together - "little" and "common sense", when combined show where you are coming from.

VE and VJ Days were the ending days of WWII in case you didn't know.

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farmkid

Sep-16-13 4:12 PM

My post marks days of tragedy. Days that should not be observed inappropriately. Your post has nothing to do with anything, which is normal, but at least you kept it short.

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rangeral

Sep-16-13 7:10 PM

You missed Jul 8, August 8, August 16 and March 8.

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farmkid

Sep-17-13 7:50 AM

You're missing MUCH more than that (and I don't mean dates), and now you're going against your first post.

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rangeral

Sep-17-13 10:27 AM

You don't have a clue what those dates stand for.

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farmkid

Sep-17-13 10:38 AM

Does it matter either way? This new path (schizophrenia) you've taken is certainly far from:

"The golf course in Wisconsin has been doing this for years and it has been well received by the golfing community. So this year some folks from out of town make it a internet clown fest and try to destroy the reputation of a great golf course owner."

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farmkid

Sep-17-13 10:40 AM

There has to be more to you than this al. This isn't an impressive arguement in the least. There has to be something to explain why you're here with the rest of us.

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commonman

Sep-17-13 2:33 PM

Aside from Al's personality deficit, I can see his side, but disagree with his point. We can't, and shouldn't, shut down everything to "commemorate" a tragedy or significant date. How about we do that through our everyday living rather than have a day that eventually turns into what Memorial Day and Labor Day have turned into? An extra day off, which so many people use to drink or camp rather than care about what that day means to our country. Everytime I look at a clock that says 9:11, it makes me think. Probably most others too, so I don't think this guy's golf special is unreasonable.

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commonman

Sep-17-13 2:35 PM

*Disagree with his methods*

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rangeral

Sep-17-13 3:57 PM

I didn't say to shut anything down, and I have no problem with special offers from businesses on days special to us.

Lots of Memorial Day sales on flowers and grave decorations as well as the usual holiday sales from retailers.

farmkid - do you attend the ceremonies on Memorial Day, 9/11, etc.?

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farmkid

Sep-17-13 4:18 PM

Are you God? You do realize that you're not here to judge others right?

I attend Memorial Day services, Veteran's Day services, and participated in the moments of silence that was customary in the first few observances of 9/11. I believe this day is being referred to as Patriot Day currently so the moments of silence aren't organized anymore.

I did not, and would not, participate in any business offering a promo that is connected to a day of tragedy. It isn't offensive, but it is tasteless, and you are still going in circles from your first post. Care to explain that???

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monkeyman5

Sep-17-13 4:43 PM

Al - What would you think of a sporting goods store having a discount on fish hooks each year on Dec. 14th and calling it the Sandy Hook discount? Not much different than a golf course profiting from a 9/11 discount....

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