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Storage Company Utilizes Pro-Abortion Billboard

Imagine driving to work in the morning and seeing this:

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It would be enough to make me spit out my coffee. This is not the first time Manhattan Mini Storage has run controversial ads that have advanced their political agenda as well as their company. Previously, they've used billboards with brazen anti-Bush messages:

Manhattan Mini Storage's advertisements are often political and known for being quirky. Another recent ad depicted a "confidential" document with the slogan: "Your Closet's Scarier Than Bush's Agenda."

There's nothing "quirky" about these ads; they're really bizarre and unhinged. Obviously, the owners of Manhattan Mini Storage know that there's nothing special or interesting about their company's services, which is why they stooped to this kind of campaign in order to get attention.


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Or they know that they're a... (Below threshold)

Or they know that they're a solely Manhattan based company and are using a marketing campaign that caters to their market.

"Or they know that they're ... (Below threshold)
jp2:

"Or they know that they're a solely Manhattan based company and are using a marketing campaign that caters to their market."

Or the fact that banning abortion equates to being pro-coat-hanger-in-a-back-alley. Unhinged indeed.

Right, because there's abs... (Below threshold)

Right, because there's absolutely no one in Manhattan who agrees with that sentiment 100%. Surely there are no people in the Big Apple who see an ad like that and think, "There's someone who is willing to stick it to the Rethuglicans." After all my lovely city in the Empire State is such a hotbed of conservative thought and support for the Pro-Life movement.

It's akin to using the Stars and Bars in an ad in Mississippi. Ya might not like it, but it's going to be effective among the target audience which just happens to be the vast majority of NYC.

We permanently store fetuse... (Below threshold)
kim:

We permanently store fetuses.
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Just another use for a coat... (Below threshold)
BillyBob:

Just another use for a coat hanger. Another liberal fetus aborted. Such a shame.

No wonder they want all the illegals to come hear and start supporting them in their selfish old age since they killed so many babies. Let the old liberals die alone while normal people have grand children and FAMILIES to look after them.

It is a good thing to see t... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

It is a good thing to see the vile sickness of the left on display. It reminds us of who they are and the disdain that they have for the sanctity of life. Too bad the billboard doesn't have a bloody fetus hanging from the coat hanger to make the picture complete. Or how about an image of a coat hanger with the left's favorite slogan, "Do it for the children."

Although I'm not a big fan ... (Below threshold)
pennywit:

Although I'm not a big fan of conflating political speech with commercial speech, the "scarier than Bush's agenda" concept seems like it might be funny if handled correctly.

But this one goes over the into bad taste. It also tells us that this company does its own advertising; I can't see how any communications professional in his right mind would greenlight that thing.

--|PW|--

Before Bush's inaugeration,... (Below threshold)

Before Bush's inaugeration, I told a concerned friend that she would see no infringement upon "right to choose" under his administration. She was incredulous, but I explained to her my reasoning. Three Supreme Court appointees later, and there has been no change: in fact, in everything but late-term abortion (a/k/a partial-birth abortion) there has been a strengthening of a woman's choice if made within the first trimester. So why ads like this?

First: to get a Democrat into office. Second: If you want people to support expansion of abortion laws (Anytime, Anywhere), you must convince people that their access to abortion is being taken away: makes it a lot easier to "swing the pendulum" in the opposite direction.

Your closet space is shrink... (Below threshold)

Your closet space is shrinking as fast as her right to choose whether or not to kill her child.

There, fixed it for them.

They paid for the billboard... (Below threshold)
Ben:

They paid for the billboard space.

They get to say what they want.

It's just like a web site, although with a steel framework and much bigger. And no links.

So I don't care.

Ben

Per the "nappy headed" "ho"... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Per the "nappy headed" "ho" defenders from another thread - it's just freedom of speech.

I support any attempt to in... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

I support any attempt to increase abortions amongst progressives. Let them off themselves if they're so gung-ho about it.
-=Mike

here's one"The Ros... (Below threshold)

here's one

"The Rose Law firm records. John Edwards' spine. 'Undocumented Americans'.
If you can't find it, we've probably got it on ice.
Manhatten Mini Storage"

Just shows how disgusting t... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Just shows how disgusting these proabortion er prodeath promurder wacks get

Some time ago Maureen Dowd ... (Below threshold)
Dries:

Some time ago Maureen Dowd (I believe) pointed out how silent liberal cities were. Kids played in the cities in red states, but people in blue metropolises like NYC or SF, could not be bothered with kids & thus exercised their "choice". MMS simply caters to beliefs of New Yorkers, especially those of Manhattanites

The unborn children couldn'... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

The unborn children couldn't be reached for comment......

Abortion is a deeply sad "c... (Below threshold)

Abortion is a deeply sad "choice". I certainly don't like seeing anything that promotes this "choice" that involves the destruction of a human life.

Dries, I disagree, I was in... (Below threshold)
D-Hoggs:

Dries, I disagree, I was in Manhattan last weekend and couldn't look ANYWHERE without seeing a baby carriage. Enough so that I even commented on it to my wife when I got home.

It's silent right now becau... (Below threshold)

It's silent right now because there's been a rash of shootings in the tri-state area. Glad we've got Mayor Mike the Red Sox fan to focus on what's really important: congestion pricing and transfats!

It's pretty simple, really.... (Below threshold)
Steve:

It's pretty simple, really. Dense, centralized cities with lots of attached buildings and people living and working in the same area tend to be liberal. People who live in these cities -- and I could myself among them -- tend to believe that such places are great for young adults but lousy places to raise kids. They have kids while they live in the city -- hence all the strollers in New York -- then move to the suburbs, which is why you don't see too many kids playing in New York.

Manhattan Mini Storage ads are generally not good and often nonsensical, and this one is in pretty bad taste no matter what your political persuasion. But companies have the right to attempt to appeal to their target audience.

"Per the "nappy headed" ... (Below threshold)

"Per the "nappy headed" "ho" defenders from another thread - it's just freedom of speech."

I hate it when people try to equate the content of someone's speech with the actual right of free speech. So anyone who remarked that Don Imus' remarks constituted free speech is now quickly characterized as defending the content of that speech.

The contents of this billboard is protected under free speech laws, but it is not free from criticism anymore than what Don Imus said. All the same, I will defend anyone's right to burn an American flag, but I'll also tell them what a lout they are for doing it.

I guess I just mostly don't... (Below threshold)

I guess I just mostly don't get it. Why is a storage company trying to convince you that you have the same amount of storage space at home as you have had for years and years? Shouldn't they make some sort of claim about how you have less closet space and so you need them? Like "Your closet space is shrinking faster than the Democratic Congress' approval rating..." or something like that?

Oyster:If I believ... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Oyster:

If I believed what you said about people equating the content of speech with the right of free speech, I'd completely agree with you. But, unlike you I don't think many people on both sides do that. I do agree with your conclusion however.

Personally, I'm not offende... (Below threshold)
suhnami:

Personally, I'm not offended, but I think it isn't the best business practice. It's a free country, and they can say what they want. It will disgust many and it will not disgust many. There are pro life billboards everywhere too.

"There are pro life billboa... (Below threshold)

"There are pro life billboards everywhere too." What ? Where do you live ?

I support any attempt to... (Below threshold)

I support any attempt to increase abortions amongst progressives. Let them off themselves if they're so gung-ho about it.
-=Mike

Progressives aren't the ones having abortions. Progressives by and large are intelligent enough to use protection and encourage it for others.It's usually the "abstinence only" faction within our society that relies on abortion and denial as a means of birth control, because their parents didn't want sex education taught to them and will have sex regardless of their "abstinence vows."
Progressives are defending a woman's right to choose. While I realize that there are many men who believe they have a right to make choices for women simply because it's traditional, conservative, fundamental, and "God's way" it doesn't make it CORRECT.

ps. to the author:
I would hope you to be wearing a cherished article of clothing when you spit out your coffee Ms. Priestap. I see it more detrimental to our society to bring unwanted, unplanned and unnecessary children into this world. Especially with all the easy to offend victims like yourself constantly writing crap incendiary, reaction pieces.

"Progressives aren't the... (Below threshold)
rrita m:

"Progressives aren't the ones having abortions."

Yup, and you know each and every progressive personally, including their private life.

"It's usually the "abstinence only" faction within our society that relies on abortion and denial as a means of birth control."

"Abstinance only" dictates nothing and is part of Free Will. More bullshit speak on your part. The word "usually" is a nice decoy. I'll bet you think you sound intelligent.

"While I realize that there are many men who believe they have a right to make choices for women simply because it's traditional, conservative, fundamental, and "God's way" it doesn't make it CORRECT."

It's not INCORRECT either, just to you, and your version of Free Will.

"I see it more detrimental to our society to bring unwanted, unplanned and unnecessary children into this world."

Then be an example for what you preach with your jugmental, inane comment about someone else's opinion. Make it a point to plan so you don't feel the need to abort a presumably unwanted child. You chicken-shit, dishonest progressive, who snuck back here two days after the post. And mostly to send a personally abusive comment to the blogger. Your moniker describes your maturity level to a tee.

One correction" "snuck back... (Below threshold)
rrita m:

One correction" "snuck back here a day and a half after..."

They once had an ad sth lik... (Below threshold)

They once had an ad sth like scarier than Bush's agenda.

Do Manhattan people care mo... (Below threshold)

Do Manhattan people care more about politics than other places? Why is the ad so political?




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