Events From January 2009

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Posted January 16th, 2009
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An e-mail we got recently, and a response:

From: "Name Deleted"


Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008

Subject: Just wanted to say...


I bought one of your decks the other day and I was really excited to try it out until I noticed that your

company openly supports Barack Obama. I can't believe you have the nerve to try and influence young kids

politically by posting his name on your product web page. Just sad. I will not be buying anything from Toy Machine

or any company affiliated in the future.




Former Customer

My Response:


We at Toy Machine are not journalists and have no obligation to be unbiased or “fair and balanced.”

If you want “fair and balanced” watch Fox News.

We are a skateboard company that promotes personal expression.

We don’t wear blinders to what is happening in our world.

Any person who looked at our website during the election was free to post a comment.

If you would have looked at that, you would have seen a lively debate both for and against Obama.

Making a buck does not come before my right to voice my opinion.

Toy Machine will not cower silently in the corner hoping people buy our boards because a few Republican nut-jobs don’t want us to “Influence Young Kids”

“Young Kids” can’t vote anyway.

You are within your rights as a consumer to not buy our boards and I applaud your political spending practices.

I spend politically every day. And I would never knowingly support a company that supported George Bush.

Not supporting companies you don’t like is the real power we regular people have in this country.

Most companies only listen to dollars, so taking their dollars away is a great way to make them change.

But in this case, Toy Machine doesn’t want your dollars if it means staying quiet at a time when staying quiet is so obviously stupid.

Ed Templeton
Posted January 9th, 2009
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Diego Wishes All a Hapy New Year-!!!!!!

"Fernet is an Italian Herbal beaverage that is well known in Argentina. I welcomed the new year drinking some of it. Somehow my eyes went crazy."
Happy 2009!!!!
Posted January 2nd, 2009 by Butch
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