Double Standards

Yelp to list businesses accused of racism

For those who don’t know, Yelp is a site that collects ratings about all manner of services – from restaurants, plumbers, electricians to hair salons. One can even search exclusively for black-owned businesses.

Yelp has now decided to add a function which alerts consumers of businesses accused of ‘racism.’

It wrote:

At Yelp, we value diversity, inclusion and belonging, both internally and on our platform, which means we have a zero tolerance policy to racism….Communities have always turned to Yelp in reaction to current events at the local level. As the nation reckons with issues of systemic racism, we’ve seen in the last few months that there is a clear need to warn consumers about businesses associated with egregious, racially-charged actions to help people make more informed spending decisions….Now, when a business gains public attention for reports of racist conduct, such as using racist language or symbols, Yelp will place a new Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert on their Yelp page to inform users, along with a link to a news article where they can learn more about the incident.

What if Yelp incorrectly accuses a corporation/business of racism based on a false claim?

Remember what happened to Oberlin College?

The whole issue started when a student from Oberlin College was caught shoplifting two bottles of wine from Gibson’s Bakery while trying to buy another with fake ID. Allyn Gibson, son of the owner chased down the shoplifter but was attacked by his accomplices. The perpetrators claimed racial profiling by the store.

Oberlin College’s Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo, joined in student protests calling Gibsons a “racist establishment.” It was then that Oberlein ended all business with the bakery (which had been an ongoing supplier to the college since 1885). Flyers were printed and the store attacked.

Several faculty staff joined the protestors who tried to shut down Gibsons despite the college president Carmen Twillie Ambar suggesting they were on private time and only representing their First Amendment rights, not representing the school.

After a police investigation turned over nothing to suggest racism on any level, Oberlin resumed its contract with Gibson’s but refused to publicly retract the accusations.

Gibson sued for defamation and won US$25 million. The three perpetrators admitted they’d made it all up and that the shop owner had a right to charge them for their crime. 

We will have no sympathy if Yelp falls into this woke trap and gets sued for falsely accusing innocent businesses.

Bongino goes thermonuclear on tech giants suppression of Hunter emails

Dan Bongino goes thermonuclear on the mainstream media and tech giant cover up of the NY Post allegations about Hunter Biden through suppression.

Hunter Biden is innocent until proven guilty but the sinister behaviour exhibited by the tech companies certainly doesn’t help paint a picture of squeaky clean behaviour.

We find it galling that these social media giants have never once hesitated to promote smears against Trump, no matter how wild the allegations.

As ever with the left, it is not the principle but the side that matters.

Sinister Big tech’s intentional election meddling

Big tech is determined to tell users what they deem is suitable for consumption. The top screen grab is from Facebook. Head of Comms, Andy Stone, made it clear the social media giant would curtail the Biden conflict of interest news story under the guise of ‘fact checking.’

The NY Post article that surfaced overnight revealed emails from Hunter Biden’s PC which showed he was leveraging his then VP father’s relationship with Ukrainians execs.

Twitter went to an even more interesting approach to suggest the NY Post link was “unsafe” to prevent views.

What we do know from history is that the more efforts made to cover one’s tracks, the more one guarantees to raise awareness to those problems on a stratospheric level.

Ultimately, big tech firms were granted immunity from prosecution as they promised to be mere hosts of content without fear or favour. Now that they are using discretionary editing, they should lose their sanctuary status and be liable to prosecution for suppressing free speech.

These are deep-seated liberal activist platforms. As businesses they are free to exercise commercial decisions. However they don’t have a right to flaunt laws without real world consequences.

Today big tech crossed a line and outed themselves as interfering in the election.

Crazy Mazie

Keeping it classy! Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono’s question to Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. When one can’t attack her credentials, just go for sleaze.

What next? “Have you been engaged in a child sex trafficking ring?”

These people have NO shame.

Disney’s Double Standards

Never let social justice get in the way of the almighty dollar or RMB.

Disney is having a hard time explaining why it was happy to threaten to pull the company’s production apparatus from Georgia if the state passed a controversial ban on abortions performed after a fetal heartbeat is detected but was happy to shoot part of the film, Mulan, in the Xinjiang region in China where the government has been accused of oppressing the country’s Muslim-minority Uighurs.

Disney responded as follows:

The film is a celebration of female empowerment, based on a 1,500-year-old Chinese poem…The scenes in Xinjiang amount to just 78 seconds and were done to capture the region’s dramatic desert scenery and the historic Silk Road. Most of the movie was shot in New Zealand.

We don’t have an issue with corporations acting in the best interests of shareholders. We only wish they would be consistent in their application of social standards. Ideally, they should shut up.

Sadly, in an ESG consumed finance world, listed corporations are focused on making ever more woke gestures and statements to appease institutional funds who run guilt tripping rackets which coax gullible investors into thinking they are being socially responsible when in reality they’re forking over higher fees to line their pockets in a market structure ruined by low margins ETFs. It is a total con.

Gov Gretchen Whitmer suffers severe episode of Trump Derangement Syndrome

What a surprise! Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer used an opportunity to blame a plot to kidnap her on, you guessed it – Trump.

He responded,

Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job. She locked down her state for everyone, except her husband’s boating activities. The Federal Government provided tremendous help to the Great People of Michigan. My Justice Department and Federal Law Enforcement announced today that they foiled a dangerous plot against the Governor of Michigan…Rather than say thank you, she calls me a White Supremacist—while Biden and Democrats refuse to condemn Antifa, Anarchists, Looters and Mobs that burn down Democrat run cities…I do not tolerate ANY extreme violence. Defending ALL Americans, even those who oppose and attack me, is what I will always do as your President! Governor Whitmer—open up your state, open up your schools, and open up your churches.”

Whitmer featured quite highly in our “Am I a Despot or Not?” piece back in May, which outlined draconian lockdown measures by state and city. Her husband was caught attempting to go boating during the state’s harsh lockdowns causing her much embarrassment and a lame excuse to boot.

Not for one second do we condone groups looking to kidnap anyone, but at some point individuals looking to commit a crime ultimate take responsibility for their actions.

Perhaps she should have blamed her husband’s lack of judgment on Trump too to be consistent.

Pompeo to release Hillary’s deleted emails before election

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he will release many of the deleted emails of Hillary Clinton.

He said, “We’ll get all of this information out so the American people can see them…There will be more to see before the election.”

As we wrote in our open letter yesterday, Americans have a chance to put a stop to taxpayer funded agencies abusing their powers to pervert the course of democracy.

Maybe she should have consulted Trump on what brand of bleach was more effective.

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Pelosi has the mental issue, not Trump

The Democrats under Pelosi have absolutely no limits as to how ridiculous their Trump Derangement Syndrome goes. As VP Mike Pence made clear in yesterday’s debate, the Dems haven’t relented in trying to overturn the 2016 election result.

The 25th Amendment allows for a sitting president to be removed if his/her mental faculties fail.

Nothing will stop the games leading into the election. We hope Americans flush this mob.

Capitalism wins again. NBA to take wokeness off court in 2021

As ratings have plummeted since these overpaid social justice warriors took to ramming politics down paying fans’ throats, the NBA has decided it will take its woke messages off the court next season.

In what must have been the most predictable outcome imaginable, money has finally spoken. The question is whether the fans will come back?!

As we often say, people who support particular causes are willing participants right up to the point they are mercilessly shamed for not expressing outwardly in a manner the apparatchiks demand.

How soon until NFL, MLB and NHL follow suit? #GetWokeGoBroke

Trump puts it back on Nancy to quit partisanship

President Trump openly told Nancy Pelosi that if she puts up a stand alone $1200 stimulus check bill now he’ll sign it. Sadly the bill is being held up because Pelosi wants to ram through all manner of irrelevant legislation buried in the relief package. Just like the first package which she tried to include airline emissions and gender diversity on boards.

Don’t forget in April, Pelosi prioritized a ban on flavoured tobacco over small business coronavirus rescue packages and even found time to call for an election fundraiser. 

Trump tweeted:

If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?” and

Move Fast, I Am Waiting To Sign!

Basically exposing Pelosi for the partisan hack she is.

She cares not for America as evidenced by her refrigerator interview during early lockdown, her the squalor in her district and trying to shut down a hair salon that caught her red handed. We’ll never forget her insincerity over the death of George Floyd when she referred to him a George Kirby and the appropriation of African Kente scarves to appear woke.