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November 10, 2011 - 8:53 am

I saw this on one of my LinkedIn discussions and just had to share. Apparently a conservative journalist name of Todd Kinsey out Oakland way spotted a sign in a Men’s Warehouse that, well, irritated him. He then returned the suit.

OWS

A friend of mine decided to let the Men’s Wearhouse know how he feels about their support of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. He returned a bag full of suits that he had purchased from them and captured the entire episode on video (see below).

As you can see from the photograph, the Men’s Wearhouse in Oakland, California decided to place a sign in their window showing their support for the OWS movement. According to an article by Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air.com, Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer is financial supporter of President Obama and the socialist Democratic National Committee.

This may come as a surprise to many since Zimmer is obviously a capitalist and has made a considerable fortune hawking suits and other assorted men’s apparel. In fact, the menswear mogul has a net worth close to a billion-dollars according to Celebrity Networth.com. Not too shabby in global recession.

I decided to dig a little deeper and found that in 2011 alone, Zimmer has contributed $22,900 to left-wing Democrats such as President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Dianne Feinstein according to Open Secrets.org.

Well George, I can tell you one thing, I won’t ever set foot in another one of your stores, I guarantee it!

Check out his site with accompanying video here.

I love the hypocrisy here as well. A capitalist billionaire who made his fortune supplying business apparel to other capitalists is now supporting a system which would literally cut his head off given half a chance. Basically, these guys are not just hypocrites but stupid as well. They’re riding the tiger and that never ends well for anyone but the tiger.

Patrick Richardson has been a journalist for almost 15 years and an inveterate geek all his life. He blogs regularly at www.otherwheregazette.com, which aims to be like another SF magazine, just not so serious.
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