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  •  Kitchen Aid mixers are still (2+ / 0-)
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    leaf63, immigradvocate

    made in the U.S. Their other appliances are made in the U.S. and Canada.  

    I also have to say that  their marketing director apologized pretty swiftly and not in the usual nonpology, either.

    "Hello, everyone. My name is Cynthia Soledad, and I am the head of the KitchenAid brand. I would like to personally apologize to President Barack Obama, his family and everyone on Twitter for the offensive tweet sent earlier. It was carelessly sent in error by a member of our Twitter team who, needless to say, won't be tweeting for us anymore. That said, I take full responsibility for my team. Thank you for hearing me out."

    There is not a company out there that doesn't have its share of idiots.

    •  I agree. THis was an offensive and (1+ / 0-)
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      small-minded tweet, but I wouldn't punish the company for it as I see no sign that it reflects company policy or attitudes.

      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 09:46:13 AM PDT

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