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Mark Tritton moves from Nordstrom to Target to help refresh its “mojo”

Tritton has some homework to do. Maybe he doesn’t realize that Targets sales are down. As Dr. Eowyn noted last August, Target blamed it on the economy and the declining buying power of the consumer. The executives are totally clueless. They will not admit that the boycott against their transgender bathroom policy is having an effect on their bottom line. Yet apparently Tritton believes Target “hasn’t lost anything.” Go figure…

Retail "whiz" Mark Tritton

Retail “whiz” Mark Tritton

From Seattle Times: Some analysts and shoppers say Target has lost some of its je-ne-sais-quoi “Tar-zhay” magic. Mark Tritton doesn’t buy it. “We haven’t lost anything,” said Tritton, who now is the ultimate decision-maker on what products Target sells.

Legions of devoted shoppers in decades past adopted the Frenchified Tar-zhay nickname to reflect the elevated shopping experience the Minneapolis-based retailer created while still being a discount chain. “How do we capitalize on that now and take it even further? It’s Tar-zhay plus or Tar-zhay squared,” said the newly crowned chief merchant.

What exactly that vision looks like remains to be seen.

Target's "mojo" has gone down the can...

Target’s “mojo” has gone down the can…

For now, Tritton is calling it the “Target mojo” as he meets with vendors and his team to capture the spirit of innovation he wants to bring to merchandising and the shopping experience.

Tritton, a loquacious, exuberant man with thick dark-rimmed glasses and a big laugh, joined Target in June from Nordstrom.

He’s already seen plenty of examples of forward movement. He lavishes mounds of praise on Target’s recently launched kids apparel line Cat & Jack. That line, which replaces two other longtime in-house Target brands, Cherokee and Circo, was developed before he arrived but is a big move in the right direction, he said.

He sees other private-label brands within Target that could be up for total reinvention, too. “How do we leverage that level of refresh and redefine on our overall portfolio,” he said. “I think there’s opportunity for that.”

He’s not yet ready to discuss what may be coming up next, even a new women’s apparel line that is reportedly in the works. “Uff da,” he said, laughing, when pressed for details. He had just learned the common Minnesota phrase the night before.

Wendy Liebmann, chief executive of consulting firm WSL Strategic Retail, also sees a lot of room for Target to revamp its offerings, especially as other fast-fashion retailers such as H&M, Zara and Forever 21 are more quickly offering customers the latest fashion trends. “Target was always that perfect balance of need and want,” she said. “To me, that is really out of kilter right now.”

Tritton acknowledges he has his work cut out for him. “It’s a really exciting time to join,” he said. “Lots to do — but no one’s saying that’s not the case. We’re very transparent about that.”

Read the rest of the story here.

DCG

Al Sharpton’s daughter admits prancing around on hurt ankle she wants $5M for

Daddy taught her good how to hustle…

Like father, like daughter...

Like father, like daughter…

From NY Post: The Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter admitted in a damning legal deposition that she danced, pranced and jetted around to romance her beau after supposedly suffering permanent damage to her ankle when she stumbled in a city pothole.

Dominique Sharpton gave the deposition, a transcript of which was obtained by The Post, in her $5 million lawsuit against the city — and it reveals startling new details about her escapades following the injury.

She admitted that she changed into party clothes and attended a two-hour gospel concert in honor of her father’s 60th birthday just hours after the incident at Broome Street and Broadway on Oct. 2, 2014.

“I was walking to cross the street, and my foot went into something and caused me to fall,” Dominque Sharpton, 30, testified during her July deposition, according to documents obtained this week through a Freedom of Information request. “I heard a snap,” recalled Sharpton, who said she was wearing flat boots at the time.

City lawyer Michelle Fox asked, “Were you able to attend the concert that night?” Sharpton acknowledged that she changed into a dress and “some shoes . . . probably black, flat shoes” to go to the party, before finally heading to the emergency room. She also griped during the three-hour grilling that she can no longer “dive off a diving board, go skiing . . . or go run marathons.”

But when Fox asked if she was “a runner before,” Sharpton admitted she wasn’t. “Not necessarily,” she said. “But if I, you know, if I needed to do it and exercising or something like that, I was capable of it. Now, I can’t.” Meanwhile, at the hospital, “they said nothing was broken,” she conceded.

She underwent physical therapy, wore a therapeutic boot, used crutches for a few weeks and got an injection after swelling in her ankle didn’t subside.

She eventually had surgery for ligament tears — but the injuries didn’t stop her from visiting her fiancé in Miami a dozen times a year, dancing with her dad in New Orleans, working out, touring the country in a play, and, as previously reported by The Post, hiking a mountain in Bali and dancing in heels.

Trying to explain away the heels, Sharpton claimed under oath that she “can only wear them for a short amount of time.”

“It’s really annoying,” she said.

She tried to downplay her two-hour hike in Bali, saying she was helped by two people and “had to take a lot of breaks.”

“There were times I didn’t think I was going to make it,” Sharpton said.

A city Law Department spokesman declined to comment. Sharpton’s lawyer did not return a request for comment.

DCG

What’s that underneath Hillary Clinton’s jacket at 9/26 debate with Trump?

That woman sure has interesting objects secreted under her garments.

Remember this? (See “Strange bulges under Hillary’s coat suggest a defibrillator vest”)

Hillary's back

And this? (See “Hillary Clinton wears a catheter?”)

Hillary Clinton catheter

At last night’s first presidential debate with Donald Trump, Hillary also had something hidden under jacket.

A sharp-eyed tweeter samwise@samlipschitz spotted it:

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To verify samwise, I went to NBC News’ full video of the debate. Pay close attention beginning at the 2:02:00 mark. Every time Hillary bends down to shake someone’s hand, you can see the outlines of something under her jacket attached to her lower right back.

I slowed down the video and took these screenshots:

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The next two screenshots clearly show that the device at the base of Hillary’s lower right back is connected to a wire that extends all the way up to the base of her neck.

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Some commenters on RedStateWatcher say what Hillary had on was a battery pack and wire for the clip-on microphone pinned to the front of her jacket. As you can see in the screenshot from the debate (below), Trump had a microphone pinned to his lapel as well. I painted the yellow circles around their respective mikes.

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Indeed, I found this pic of an MXL FR-351 Lavalier Microphone:

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What do you think?

H/t and FOTM‘s maziel

~Eowyn

11-year-old boy trumps CNN anchor

The Clinton News Network anchorwoman tries to bait 11-year-old Matthew Schricker with a question about the “language being used, the namecalling that’s been used in the primary,” referring to Trump tagging his GOP primary rivals with nicknames like “Low Energy Jeb,” “Lyin’ Ted” and “Little Marco,” and correctly calling Hillary “Crooked Hillary”.

Matthew calmly replies:

“I really think that listening to a few bad words coming out of Donald Trump is a lot better than people getting blown up by terrorists, people getting burned alive, people’s heads being chopped off, and people being drowned.”

Bravo, Matthew!

Good comment on the video’s YouTube page:

Svolder: “This is what CNN has to resort to. Bringing 11 year olds on the program to pick apart, and then STILL losing”

~Eowyn

1st Trump-Hillary debate – Open Forum

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Location: Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y.

Time: The debate begins at 9 pm (for the East coast) and 6 pm (for the West coast), and will last 90 minutes.

Moderator: Lester Holt, NBC News.

Format: Hillary, 68, won a coin toss and chose to take the first question. She will have two minutes to answer, after which Trump will be given equal time. Trump, 70, will then be given the first question at the beginning of the next segment.

Would you believe that Hillary’s name is mis-spelt in the debate ticket? LOL

2016-first-presidential-debate-ticketA Reuters/Ipsos poll released today has half of America’s likely voters saying they would rely on the debates to help them make their choice.

Please say a prayer for America — for God’s mercy that we be spared a President Hillary.

~Eowyn

On day before debate, Hillary in winter coat gingerly walks down stairs

Yesterday (Sept. 25) in New York City, where temps were in the low-70s, ABC News’ Liz Kreutz spotted Hillary Clinton gingerly descending a short flight of steps from a building (reportedly the Appleseeds Kids Center), wearing a long green winter coat.

Hillary first grasps the door handle while cautiously looking down at the steps. When Kreutz calls out to her, “Secretary Clinton. You feel ready for the debate?,” Hillary steps over to the side of the stairs, grabs hold of the banister with her right hand and gingerly walks down the seven stairs to the sidewalk. The man walking directly behind Clinton bounds down the short flight of steps without using the banisters.

Hillary at first ignores Kreutz’s question as she focuses on the stairs. Hillary’s face then lights up when she recognizes Kreutz and the two exchange quick greetings with Kreutz again asking about the debate. Hillary replies that she is “getting ready, getting ready!”.

Hillary then reaches out and grabs a handle in the black Secret Service van to steady herself as she steps down off the curb to the gutter. She then uses both arms to pull herself up into the van. The video clip ends at that point.

A 68-year-old woman who, as her physician Dr. Lisa Bardack insists, is “healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States,” should not gingerly walk down a few steps, holding on to the banister. But Hillary clearly has a fear of falling. Also, it wasn’t in the least cold yesterday in New York City; the temperature was in the low 70s. A normal person would be suffocating in that long winter coat.

Was she wearing GLOVES?!!

You would think this is an elderly, doddering, senile woman . . . .

Oh wait.

She is!

Which do you believe? Dr. Lisa “Faustian Bargain” Bardack or your own eyes?

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~Eowyn

Blacks (finally) are abandoning Hillary for Trump

But will they continue to do so in large enough numbers to make a difference in the election?

Mary Kay Linge reports for the New York Post that according to a Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California tracking poll released on Sept. 18, 2016, Donald Trump is gaining support among “African American” voters — whose enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton is eroding.

Support for Trump among Black voters sharply increased in the space of less than a week, from just 3.1% on Sept. 10, to 19.6% through Sept. 16 when the poll was taken.

Meanwhile, the same poll showed Clinton’s support among that group plummeting from 90.4% on Sept. 10 to 71.4% six days later.

What happened in those 6 days?

Hillary’s collapse at the 9/11 memorial ceremony of course.

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~Eowyn