Corporate Marxism

Emmy Schmemmy – ratings down 67%

Living proof that normal people couldn’t care less about woke celebrities telling the commoners about their politics.

It’s hard to keep up. One year it’s climate change, another #METOO, another asylum seekers, another LGBTQI. Now BLM and COVID.

One would think the organizers would realize that woke causes have driven a 67% drop in eyeballs. That’s the power of virtue signaling. Diminishing returns.

100% self inflicted. That why the more celebs bang the Democrat drum, the better it is for Trump. Keep up the good work. Americans are done with these clowns whose only grip on reality comes after checking into the Betty Ford Clinic.

Scientific American endorses Biden – first time in 175 years

Wow. Scientific American has endorsed Joe Biden. This is the first time the magazine has backed a presidential candidate in 175 years. We think it may live to regret its move. The magazine has merely exposed the deep partisan bias and confirmed again how much of scientific academia and media leans left. Why?

The editors closed with,

It’s time to move Trump out and elect Biden, who has a record of following the data and being guided by science.”

If we listened to Joe Biden’s ‘Moses and the 10 Commandments’ speech the other day, it was full of unsubstantiated hyperbole about the risks of higher incidences of floods, hurricanes and wildfires if Trump is reelected despite the fact that under the current administration, harmful GHG emissions have fallen by the largest absolute number ever in 2019 according to the IEA.

For a magazine that rests its laurels on “following the data” and “being guided by the science”, perhaps it missed the UNIPCC’s March 2018 report on weather extremes (with respect to anthropogenic induced global warming) which noted:

…There is low confidence in observed trends in small-scale phenomena such as tornadoes and hail because of data inhomogeneities and inadequacies in monitoring systems…in some regions droughts have become less frequent, less intense, or shorter, for example, in central North America and northwestern Australia. There is limited to medium evidence available to assess climate-driven observed changes in the magnitude and frequency of floods…low confidence for the attribution of any detectable changes in tropical cyclone activity to anthropogenic influences..low confidence in projections of changes in extreme winds.. low confidence in projections of changes in monsoons…low confidence in wave height projections…overall low confidence because of inconsistent projections of drought changes…low confidence in projected future changes in dust storms…low confidence in projections of an anthropogenic effect on phenomena such as shallow landslides.

Perhaps the editors missed the questionnaire posted by the UN Interacademy Council committee on its website which invited interested parties to respond to the scientific processes at the IPCC during the compilation of the gold standard climate bibles? These were some of the responses;

some of the lead authors…are clearly not qualified to be lead authors.” (p.16)

There are far too many politically correct appointments, so that developing country scientists are appointed who have insufficient scientific competence to do anything useful. This is reasonable if it is regarded as a learning experience, but in my chapter…we had half of the [lead authors] who were not competent.” (p. 138)

The whole process…[is] flawed by an excessive concern for geographical balance. All decisions are political before being scientific.” (p. 554)

half of the authors are there for simply representing different parts of the world.” (p. 296)

Lest anyone think that people from less affluent countries were being unjustly stereotyped,

The team members from the developing countries (including myself) were made to feel welcome and accepted as part of the team. In reality, we were out of our intellectual depth as meaningful contributors to the process.” (p.330)

The founders of Scientific American must be rolling over in their graves. If their scientific rigour is as sound as their endorsement then Trump has even more chances to secure reelection.

This should be seen as a rejection of Trump not an endorsement for Biden.

NBA ratings crater

Last week, The Athletic published ratings for network NBA broadcasts which have declined by 45% since 2011–12. Games on TNT are also down by more than 40%, while ESPN’s ratings have gone down roughly 20%.

100% self inflicted wound. Get woke, go broke.

Perspectives from a reader

When these millionaires go home having boycotted the game they were contractually obligated to play, I hope the consequences of their choices affect only them. Not, say, the ball boy, or the janitor who might get paid by the hour, and who now has to go home much earlier.

Thanks Jon Jon. We agree with your view. It is always eye rolling to see people who are clearly not suffering from systemic racism or bigotry feel obliged to virtue signal that they stand with the supposedly ‘oppressed’ when so many have not chosen to be active in the very communities they claim to be making a statement in support of. It is too easy to picture then returning home in fancy European sports cars to lounge in $50,000 sofas watching Netflix.

Hypocrites. Although there is an irony to think fewer people are watching these sports because of the ever increasing political portions shoved in consumers’ faces, the very thing they’re paying to avoid.

Babylon Bee takes a swipe at Goodyear

Babylon Bee takes a swipe at Goodyear.

The parody site wrote,

Customers have lots of options for places to get tires for the other side of the car,” said Goodyear Chairman and CEO Rich Kramer. “It may not be popular, but we felt this was a stand we needed to take.”

The company’s exclusion applies to Service as well as Sales. Technicians may rotate the two tires on the driver’s side, but may not do any work on the other side of the vehicle.

Also, if you come in with four tires, Goodyear will scream and destroy your right-side tires, free of charge.”

Donna Hylton – how could the DNC allow someone like this on a panel?

The DNC labeled Donna Hylton as one of “America’s most impactful community leaders” and had her part of a segment about the Constitution.

Donna Hylton was known as inmate #86G0206 for 27 years. She was convicted of first-degree kidnapping and second-degree murder in the slaying of real estate broker Thomas Vigliarolo along with six other accomplices.

He was brutally tortured – burnt, beaten, starved, testicles squeezed with pliers, a three-foot metal bar up inserted in his anus – and eventually stuffed in a footlocker to decompose.

While she wasn’t there when Vigliarolo eventually died, she claimed at trial she participated in the crime under duress with threats her daughter would be murdered if she didn’t.

We guess the Democrats want us to believe that every saint has a past and every sinner, a future. Perhaps Hylton can lead police reform for Biden.

Boycott Goodyear?

As we said at the time, we criticized certain politicians that pushed to boycott Goya Foods when it’s CEO endorsed Trump. Equally Trump shouldn’t be pushing a boycott on Goodyear based on its political bias.

Just let people decide whether it bothers them or not. We are sick of individuals/groups ganging up on others to boycott anything. Our history of this stance can be seen here. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

We are quite sure Goodyear will face a backlash, much like Gillette. Self inflicted wound thanks to capitalism. At present the share price has remained muted.

Craziest bits of the DNC circus the media didn’t show

Are these people serious? Tucker Carlson points out the clowns who presented during daytime hours that the media didn’t show. It would make the best reality TV show out there.

Our favorite was the piece with J Mai who identifies, according to her Wake Forest University bio as a “Black-Vietnamese, transgender nonbinary/gender transcendent mermaid Queen-King,” J Mai (we get confused with her preferred pronouns) wants to abolish the police, prisons and ICE.

Remember we wrote about Elizabeth Warren speaking at the Native American Caucus? So badly did she get slayed in the social media comments section that the DNC minders had to stop the comments section. One polite comment suggesting Milli-Vanilli (who lip-synched all their hit songs) host the Grammy Awards.

We are so glad we get to see these lunatics out in the open. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

150x more negative media coverage of Trump than Biden. Who knew?

According to MRC, from June 1 through July 31, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts focused 512 minutes of airtime on President Trump, or 9x more than the 58 minutes allotted to Biden.

The extra airtime devoted to Trump consisted almost entirely of anchors and reporters criticizing the President. During these two months, our analysts documented 668 evaluative statements about the President, 95 percent of which (634) were negative, vs. a mere five percent (34) that were positive. Using the same methodology we found very few evaluative statements about Joe Biden — just a dozen, two-thirds of which (67%) were positive

…Do the math, and viewers heard 150 TIMES more negative comments about Trump than Biden. That’s not news reporting — that’s a negative advertising campaign in action.”

As we’ve long said, these networks don’t get that their Trump Derangement Syndrome effectively gives Trump 24-7 media coverage for free. Exactly the same mistake made in 2016.

At what point – in the last 4 years of wailing nonstop – do they pause to ponder they maybe overdoing it and people may be tuning out?