Culture, Economy & Business

Disney Plans to Target Children With LGBT Propaganda

Disney, the former go-to company celebrating the wonder and innocence of childhood, is now peddling toys and clothing for kids awash in rainbow colors as well as pro-homosexual and pro-transgender messaging.

“The countdown to Pride Month is on with a colorful array of Pride products available now!” announced Disney on Twitter. “Plus, The Walt Disney Company is giving funds as part of our ongoing commitment to organizations around the world that support LGBTQ+ communities.”

Among the organizations promoting homosexual and gender dysphoria that Disney is financing are GLSEN and the ‘It Gets Better Project,’ which affirm youth that consider themselves to be homosexual or to have a gender identity that is different from biological reality.

Disney promises that its commitment to promoting homosexuality and transgenderism will extend beyond PRIDE month to the entire year.

“Stay tuned; more Pride products will roll out globally at various locations and retailers in June and all year long as we continue to celebrate the community,” he added. “Whether it’s at home on your own or out and about with your friends and family, I hope you have a safe and joyous Pride Month 2021!” Read more…

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Economy & Business, Politics

White Businesses Snubbed for Biden Relief

Restaurants and venues owned by white men will be last in line for federal relief under President Joe Biden’s “Restaurants Revitalization Fund” (RRF), prioritizing funds for women and minority groups first.

As part of Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is opening the application process by which owners of restaurant, bars, and other venues can apply for federal relief to help make up for the loss of revenue as a result of economic lockdowns spurred by the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

The plan allows business owners to apply for relief of up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Business owners do not have to repay the funds so long as the money is spent by March 2023.

The relief, though, is being prioritized based on race, gender, and whether or not business owners are considered “socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.” White men, for example, who are not Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, are not eligible for “priority period” processing and funding.

Under the guidelines of the RRF, the SBA is giving priority processing and funding to “small business owned by women, veterans, or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.”

To be eligible, the business must be “at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are women, veterans, or socially and economically disadvantaged and if the management and daily business operations of the applicant are controlled by one or more women, veterans, or socially and economically disadvantaged individual.” Read more…

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Economy & Business, Immigration, International, Politics, States

Florida Permanently Bans Vaccine Passports

Against the tide of crocodile tears a disingenuous “concern” from Democrats and carpetbaggers, Florida took another stride this week as on of the last bastions of traditional civil liberties left in the United States. encouraged by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Legislature has passed legislation to permanently ban vaccine passports, either enforced by the federal government, or by corporations and special interests. The story isn’t over, however.

On Wednesday The Florida House approved a measure that would limit local emergency orders and make Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order barring COVID-19 vaccine “passports” permanent.

The House voted 76-40 to approve Senate Bill 2006. According to Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee Chairman Tom Leek, R-Ormond Beach, this bill prepares Florida for future public-health emergencies while striking a “delicate balance between protecting people and protecting people’s civil liberties.”

“We have vaccines, through some miracle of science, that work. We also must recognize that COVID-19 vaccines don’t have the same proven history as the same vaccines we require our schoolchildren to get,” Leek said. “We must recognize that vaccine hesitancy is real and understandable. Don’t get me wrong. For all of you in this room, for all of you who are listening out there, get vaccinated. Please get vaccinated. Let’s return to normal. But recognize that it is fair for a certain segment of our community to be hesitant about getting the vaccine.”

Democrats in Florida have given very vocal opposition to the bill, arguing that it would delay Florida’s ability to return to normal. They argue that COVID-19 passports should be used to exclude those who are unvaccinated from society, through measures such as barring them from schools and businesses.

“I don’t know many people who are going to get on a cruise if they don’t have the security of knowing that the other people on that cruise with them, in that close environment with them, have also been vaccinated,” Rep. Omari Hardy, D-West Palm Beach, said.

Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach expressed similar concerns to Hardy, saying “The irony is that this bill would grant rights to the people who have not been vaccinated, but it doesn’t protect me.”

This is of course an abjectly false statement. The proposed legislation protects the rights of all Americans, vaccinated or not.

Included in the bill is a prohibition on any kind of business, school, or government entity from requiring customers to show documentation that they have received a COVID-19 vaccination and/or are recovered from the disease. Read more…

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Economy & Business, Immigration, Politics

Biden’s BLM-Inspired Plan to Destroy Suburbia

As part of his plan for “racial equity,” President-imposed Joe Biden is planning to bring Section 8 housing into suburbs – bringing swaths of Black Lives Matter (BLM) thugs into formerly safe communities to wage violent revolution.

Biden is aiming to amend zoning laws that allow only single-family homes in communities. They are arguing this is segregation and want these communities to be enriched with diversity with federal grants funded through his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.

Previously, similar policies were proposed during the Obama administration. They faced opposition from conservatives as well as neighborhood groups, many of which filed lawsuits to stop the plans that would destroy property values and make communities less safe.

“The random intrusion of high-rises, McMansions, visually disruptive architecture allowed by Minneapolis 2040 would all but destroy the unique character of our neighborhoods,” said Minneapolis for Everyone, a group that formed to oppose changes in zoning laws.

Social justice groups are dedicated to painting any property owner as a racist who doesn’t want the refuse of inner cities transplanted into their neighborhoods.

“What’s confusing to people is why segregation is so persistent in this country,” said Tracy Hadden Loh, a metro planning with the leftist Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. “Racial segregation is like a hydra. You cut off one head and two pop up.”

Cowardly Republicans, ordered to surrender to Democrats by their globalist funders, are already getting ready to capitulate on this issue and put Republican voters in grave danger to avoid being called racist.

“Some zoning practices, such as prohibitions on multifamily housing and minimum lot sizes, can have legitimate purposes for many communities,” said Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), one of the biggest opponents of Trump’s America First agenda in the Senate. Read more…

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Economy & Business, Immigration, International, Politics

Biden, Bush, Kochs, Unite for Open Borders

Former president George W. Bush has announced he will be working with the influential Koch Network to work with the Biden White House on measures to push mass immigration.

“We’ve got a coalition of like-minded people working this issue,” Bush said to Trump-hating radio host Hugh Hewitt last week.

The George W. Bush Center will be pushing mass immigration as a way to cement Bush’s legacy as a “compassionate conservative” and attempt to erase former President Trump’s imprint on Republican politics.

“Many of them are involved on Capitol Hill. So the Bush Center is spearheading a reform movement. It’s quiet except for this book [of paintings], which makes it not quiet. … We’re talking to people about, you know, what needs to be done. I mean, the Koch Brothers, for example, I know that’s a word [Koch] that scares a lot of people on the left, but they’re very much in favor of a rational immigration policy. And they’re putting money behind it, and they’re pushing hard,” Bush said.

“Now there hasn’t been interparty outreach, yet. But maybe it’s not quite ripe. My view is if the President is sincere about this, he ought to sit down with, you know, some rational Republicans. But … he’s got to finish his initial agenda, however. He’s got a lot on his plate right now. But eventually, I think there’s a deal to be done,” he added.

Big League Politics reported on how the Bush Center worked during the Trump administration to undermine his America First agenda on immigration:

“President Donald Trump has apparently had a change of heart regarding open immigration following a massive corporate lobbying push to import more foreign workers into the US that would boost multinational profits at the expense of US workers. Read more…

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Culture, Economy & Business, Politics, States

Big Tech Blackmails Texas Over Child Protection Bill

U.S. corporations are doubling down on their “woke” advocacy with new attacks on Texas bills that ban child “sex changes” and protect women’s sports.

Earlier this week, 43 businesses took aim at Texas lawmakers over pro-family bills moving forward in both houses of the state legislature.

“Such legislation would send a message that is at odds with the Texas we know, and with our own efforts to attract and retain the best talent and to compete for business,” the companies wrote in a statement on Monday. They added that they “will continue to oppose” bills they deem “divisive.”

Signers include Texas-based American Airlines, Amazon, Apple, Dell, Facebook, HP, IBM, Lime, Marriott, Nestlé, PayPal, Salesforce, Unilever, and United Airlines. Microsoft and bp, two corporate backers of the “Great Reset” – the U.N.-backed plan “to revamp all aspects” of global society – joined the letter as well. The statement was published by Texas Competes, a pro-LGBT coalition of more than 1,400 businesses.

Texas Senate Republicans last week unanimously passed SB 29, a bill upholding biological standards for athletic competitions in the state. The senate also held hearings on SB 1646, which would redefine Texas child abuse laws to include “administering, supplying or consenting to provide” “gender transitioning” procedures to children.

SB 1646, which resembles a law recently passed in Arkansas, bans puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and “sex change” surgeries for kids. A Texas House committee already has approved other legislation to criminalize transgender procedures for minors outright and to allow the state medical board to revoke the licenses of doctors who provide them. Read more…

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Culture, Economy & Business, Politics

Here’s What Americans Think of Woke Capital

An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Thursday found that a majority of Americans oppose woke corporations influencing everyday life.

The poll asked registered voters if they support or oppose American companies using their public role, position, or events to influence political, cultural, or social change. The findings show that over half (58 percent) oppose any type of corporation using its power to influence any type of political, cultural, or social change across the country. They also show that 35 percent did support the efforts by woke corporations, while seven percent were unsure how to answer.

The survey also asked, specifically, whether the voter supports or opposes “professional sports teams or organizations using their public role, position, or events to influence political, cultural, or social change?”

This question raised roughly the same amount of opposition, with 56 percent opposing any professional sports teams or organizations injecting themselves into influencing any type of political, cultural, or social change across the country. The survey found that only 39 percent supported these efforts to affect American lives, while 5 percent were unsure how they felt.

Some corporations have stayed clear of giving campaigns donations for political use or using their voice in influencing where to do business, but a handful of the woke corporations are trying to use their monetary power to have a say where companies can do business, an effort that has affected Americans. Read more…

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Culture, Economy & Business, Politics

Is Woke Coke Broke? Backlash Puts Coca Cola in a Tight Spot

Hundreds of companies signed on to a letter which ran as a two-page ad in the Wednesday print editions of the New York Times and Washington Post. The purpose of the ad was for the leaders of the companies to show their opposition to voting law reforms currently under consideration in many states. Two corporations not listed were Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines. This was odd given their vocal opposition to a bill signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp at the end of March from both companies. What happened?

After Georgia’s election reform law was signed, Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola came under pressure from black CEOs to come out against the new law. So, they did. Others caved to the pressure, like Home Depot, but Coke and Delta were the most public about their opposition. The CEOs gave cable television interviews and used social media to get their messages of woke opposition out.

Amazon and Google are two of the big companies that signed the two-page ad in Wednesday’s newspapers. Others include General Motors, Netflix, Starbucks, BlackRock, Target, Facebook, Bank of America, MasterCard, and United Airlines. United Airlines made headlines last week for announcing a new quota system to be implemented in hiring pilots to increase diversity. The letter is an exercise in virtue-signaling where none is needed. The Georgia bill, for example, has been criticized yet those doing so do not point to any specifics. Blanket statements are for dramatic effect, not for productive discussion. Read more…

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Economy & Business, Politics, States

Billionaires and Yale Team Up Against Election Integrity

Over 100 Wall Street corporate chieftains met in a private meeting recently to discuss collusion possibilities after the passage of electoral reform in several states, including Georgia.

The corporate elite is striking back, exerting their vast economic privilege to punish the people and undermine the political process. It is clear they do not want a non-globalist to ever be elected president again.

The Wall Street tycoons have cravenly refused to list their identities, as they understand that opposing voter security may have negative consequences in the marketplace. This is why they are hiding behind anonymity in making their threats against states that are implementing common sense reforms.

Their statement indicates that these “CEOs indicated readiness to act individually and collectively to shore up American democracy and ensure Americans have access to a world class voting system…”

“Over 200 corporate chieftains have signed on to an op-ed in the globalist faux-conservative Wall Street Journal to urge Congress to certify election fraud on Wednesday.

“Attempts to thwart or delay this process run counter to the essential tenets of our democracy,” the letter said. “Our duly elected leaders deserve the respect and bipartisan support of all Americans at a moment when we are dealing with the worst health and economic crises in modern history.”

The letter was sent by the non-profit Partnership for New York City, an organization that represents the super rich elite of Wall Street. It is clear that corporate America has fully sold out to China. Read more…

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Economy & Business, International

Here’s Who is Getting Rich off the Lockdowns

As the S&P 500 and DJIA soared to new closing records on Monday even as New York State is reportedly on track to adopt a groundbreaking state wealth tax (the latest effort by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to distract from the twin scandals over sexual harassment of female aides and his office’s efforts to cover up the number of COVID deaths in the state’s nursing homes), the Institute for Policy Studies has published the results of its latest review of billionaire wealth.

Unsurprisingly, given the tremendous rally in asset prices over the past year, the 2,365 billionaires living on planet earth have seen their wealth increase by a collective $4 trillion – a 54% increase over the span of a year. Put another way, total wealth held by billionaires ballooned to $12.39 trillion, up from $8.04 trillion.

270 billionaires were added to the Institute’s billionaires list – ie the tres commas club – during the past year, while 91 names were removed for – for a net increase of 179 (we wish the 91 individuals removed from the list the best of luck on “re-billionizing”.

Of the nearly 2.5K billionaires tracked by the Institute, 13 billionaires saw their wealth soar by more than 500%. The Institute grouped these lucky individuals in its “500% Club”. It noted that all of them had investments and connections to companies that benefited the most (in terms of market capitalization) from the pandemic.

Members include Elon Musk, Dan Gilbert and a handful of Chinese entrepreneurs. Read the list here…

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