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Posted By: Ribicon, 8/19/2020 12:18:56 PM

Sounds like President Trump might be the new Michelin tire man—and that’s not a joke about his weight. Trump called for a boycott of Goodyear tires Tuesday after the company’s workplace tolerance policy banned his trademark #MAGA caps as a display of hate speech on the job. “Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES - They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS,” Trump tweeted.(Snip) The ban, which was presented to employees via slides shown by a plant manager, said #MAGA hats are “not acceptable” attire under a “zero-tolerance” policy toward hateful speech. Goodyear also reportedly told workers not to wear anything supporting particular political candidates.


Tires are expensive; no problem adding them to my list of things I no longer buy. Goodyear: MAGA is unacceptable hate speech. All Lives Matter is bad. LGBTQ pride is good, as is Black Lives Matter.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 8/19/2020 12:23:08 PM (No. 514647)
Im so glad my late father, who worked many many years for Goodyear, is not here to see this.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 8/19/2020 12:23:21 PM (No. 514648)
If you won't support All Lives Matter, then I refuse to purchase, let alone visit your establishment...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: BarryNo 8/19/2020 12:23:22 PM (No. 514649)
Goodbye Goodyear. Hope you can make it on your sales to Transgenders, BLM and Antifa. If you had refused to take sides, we, on the right, would have given you the benefit of the doubt. But now you've made it clear. You're the enemy.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rob_NC 8/19/2020 12:31:02 PM (No. 514655)
I don't anyway....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Vesicant 8/19/2020 12:32:27 PM (No. 514658)
Goodyear, the official tire of Portland and Seattle.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/19/2020 12:36:56 PM (No. 514667)
I'll bet Goodyear has an annual Code of Conduct training, which likely includes things about not being able to discriminate, or retaliate against people for a lot of things, which include political affiliation, I believe. Wonder if Goodyear has any Federal contracts which also likely prohibits them from discriminating and retaliating.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: spacer 8/19/2020 12:38:23 PM (No. 514670)
Years ago I watched a beady eye little twerp of a man from Dunkin Donuts, standing next to an arrogant pig of a man, Jesse Jackson, smiling broadly after having just been shaken down for a couple of million dollars to fund Jacksons protection racket. Compared to the blm marxist, Jackson is a piker.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: chance_232 8/19/2020 12:40:21 PM (No. 514671)
This is disappointing. Ive been using Goodyear almost exclusively for tires and vehicle service. I just fired off an email that I would no longer be using their services.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Heraclitus 8/19/2020 12:47:39 PM (No. 514677)
#7 is right. BLM is a major racket, blackmailer (no pun intended), billion dollar corporation. They bribe, threaten, and extort millions. ALL based on fraud. So, where is the Justice Department?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Right Time 8/19/2020 12:49:12 PM (No. 514680)
Really, how stupid can anyone in Goodyear Corporate HR get, to take sides with the criminals, and to ban people's political expression with MAGA hats? Nobody asked them to take sides. Some Leftist moron thought he should speak on behalf of the company and alienate half of the customer base. Whoever decided this at Goodyear should be fired. I wish I had some Goodyear stock, so I could dump it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Heraclitus 8/19/2020 12:56:45 PM (No. 514685)
One more thing. Friend is a civil litigator. He tells me that DAs now must attend sensitivity training. I'm sure blm demanded. There were rumblings about that early on, that here in NH there is "systemic racism", a catch-all phrase to literally create an inescapable circular maze argument. We just happen to have a very small minority population. Overall our population is small. People pretty much live and let live. Giant corporations and "foundations" give millions to this organization which somehow sprang up fully formed like Athena from the head of Zeus, or maybe housefly from larva, more apropos. Blm is like NAZI storm-troopers, Black Panthers (lest we forget, there were plenty of white leftists in the Panthers) in new clothes, and must be exposed for what it asserts, promotes, demands: allegiance, money, power.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 8/19/2020 12:57:05 PM (No. 514688)
I'd have no problem if they banned everything, but Black Lives Matter is OK, but Blue Lives Matter and MAGA isn't. Sounds like "Animal Farm" - some slogans are more equal than others.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 8/19/2020 1:10:32 PM (No. 514705)
We dropped Goodyear Continentals for me Pirelli for my wife
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Reply 14 - Posted by: droopydog 8/19/2020 1:11:59 PM (No. 514707)
Good Year is dead to me.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JimBob 8/19/2020 1:12:46 PM (No. 514709)
I just added Goodyear to my 'Sh!t List', alongside Nike, Ben & Jerry's, Target, Starbucks, etc. NEVER AGAIN will I buy ANYTHING from them!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: planetgeo 8/19/2020 1:16:33 PM (No. 514711)
Uh-ohhhh...looks like it's going to be a Badyear at formerly Goodyear. Get woke, go broke, baby.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/19/2020 1:25:13 PM (No. 514719)
Companies are expressing their political views, and donating part of their earnings to political causes. I cannot see how they can express their views in the workplace, and the marketplace, and employees not be allowed to express their views. The zero tolerance policy of Goodyear, and the expression of political views, apparently does not apply to their executive suite.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 8/19/2020 1:25:26 PM (No. 514720)
I hope Michelin doesn’t pull this crap. I would hate to start buying wooden wagon wheels.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Sandbar 8/19/2020 1:27:08 PM (No. 514721)
So now, the inclusive term "all lives matter" is not socially equitable, however, "black lives matter" "falls within the scope of equity issues". Animal Farm, indeed!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: John C 8/19/2020 1:34:00 PM (No. 514727)
Rush just said the company has back tracked.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: valinva 8/19/2020 1:41:49 PM (No. 514730)
Someone should tell Goodyear that people in Leftist cities hate cars and their tires that are made from oil. Conservatives in rural and suburban areas drive cars, trucks, and tractors. Police departments buy tires for millions of police departments. Go Woke. Go Broke.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: allofus 8/19/2020 1:46:08 PM (No. 514731)
As far as I am concerned, Goodyear makes subpar products. My Left Front Exploded at Interstate Speeds, almost causing a terrible accident. I immediately change all Tires on any Vehicle to Michelin, my son just bout a new vehicle and changed all Goodyear to Michelin immediately. I could site tens of problems I have personally experienced with Goodyear. They are not a quality product. So, I had already boycotted Goodyear for Safety Reasons. And now you know further how dumb their Management really is. Drive on Goodyear at your own Risk.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: sternben 8/19/2020 1:47:11 PM (No. 514733)
NY Daily News charges for access.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: udanja99 8/19/2020 1:55:14 PM (No. 514741)
Agree with #’s 7 and 9. And can anyone name one single thing that BLM has done to help one single black American?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99 8/19/2020 1:59:18 PM (No. 514746)
#20, too late. They can’t put that glob of rubber back in the extruder.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: skacmar 8/19/2020 2:02:35 PM (No. 514750)
By Goodyear saying they are not being political by only supporting groups like BLM or LGBTQ, THEY ARE BEING POLITICAL and defeating the purpose of their own policy. They cannot pick and choose winners and losers in which "groups" are allowed and which are not. Either all are banned or none are banned. The things being done in the name of "diversity" and "inclusion" these days are neither diverse or inclusive. These actions are just creating more divisions among people as the thought police are going wild.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: HotRod 8/19/2020 2:30:30 PM (No. 514772)
''He also suggested Goodyear’s products are substandard and too expensive.'' ''Get better tires for far less!'' he added. Those are two different statements, one of which President Trump did not make. David Goldiner owes President Trump an apology, as well as a correction to his fake news statement!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: JoElla Bee 8/19/2020 2:34:35 PM (No. 514776)
The dealership that takes care of my vehicle is a local sponsor of the Rush Limbaugh Show. He just finished rigging out my vehicle with Michelin’s.
4 people like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: Clinger 8/19/2020 2:47:13 PM (No. 514785)
Not to worry Donald, you have an election to win, we'll take this one from here.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/19/2020 3:21:36 PM (No. 514808)
Backtrack or not, I prefer Firestone. Tires are better and bargains abound.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: mc squared 8/19/2020 3:52:49 PM (No. 514840)
If blacks don't give a crap about black lives, as evidenced by the news every day, I don't either.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 8/19/2020 3:53:56 PM (No. 514842)
He should avoid comment and let surrogates protest widely and loud.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: SALady 8/19/2020 3:55:06 PM (No. 514844)
We have Goodyear tires on all three of our vehicles right now. But as I just informed Goodyear, those are the last Goodyear tires we will ever buy. Discrimination based on evil intention is always wrong!!! And that is exactly what Goodyear has decided to do. You would thing in these trying times, companies would be trying to avoid making a large chunk of their potential customer base very angry. But I guess being "woke" is worth bankruptcy to people with tiny lie-beral brains!!!
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Reply 34 - Posted by: bighambone 8/19/2020 5:28:26 PM (No. 514921)
Obviously the hierarchy at Goodyear has turned stupid, and you know what they say, you can’t fix stupid. So it will be interesting to watch and see how long Goodyear will survive after loosing half its customers through their self politicization?
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