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Still getting woke and going broke

The North Face corporate virtue signal reminded us of the catastrophic destruction of value ($8bn) that befell Gillette.

What an opportunity for another similar brand to fill the void and capitalize on reality with sensible counter campaigns such as this watch company.

Once again, it is always embarrassing when corporates pontificate on subjects they know little or nothing about apart from what their woke PR teams tell them makes for good global citizens.

Surely customers don’t need sanctimonious lectures from corporates who invariably have chequered histories themselves.

Perhaps the regulators should clamp down on corporate hypocrisy instead of their empty commitment to usher climate change abatement reporting. Never forget that the stats show fewer companies are actually reporting on climate change for all the fluffy videos playing in corporate lobbies.

Watch the hips not the lips.

The Red Face

Adam Anderson, CEO of Innovex, an oil & gas company, wanted to get his staff The North Face (TNF) down jackets with the company logo emblazoned on it for Christmas.

Unfortunately, the apparel maker rejected the request on the basis that fossil fuel companies, like Innovex, didn’t reflect TNF’s core values – the same standard it applies to porn and tobacco companies.

So Anderson returned fire in a 4 page letter here:

“The recreational activities they encourage are all ones that require hydrocarbons to make the products, to provide the means to get to whatever activity folks want to perform…It’s just so intertwined with everything that we do…

…The irony in this statement is your jackets are made from the oil and gas products the hardworking men and women of our industry produce. I think this stance by your company is counterproductive virtue signaling, and I would appreciate you re-considering this stance. We should be celebrating the benefits of what oil and gas do to enable the outdoors lifestyle your brands embrace. Without Oil and Gas there would be no market for nor ability to create the products your company sells…

…“Low-cost, reliable energy is critical to enable humans to flourish. Oil and natural gas are the two primary resources humanity can use to create low-cost and reliable energy. The work of my company and our industry more broadly enables humans to have a quality of life and life expectancy that were unfathomable only a century ago.”

The ultimate irony with all this woke corporate virtue signaling is that these social justice warriors often get shown up for a complete lack of understanding about the very subject the publicly protest about.

We met a staffer from an Aussie bank the other week who proudly boasted it was stopping lending to companies that haven’t committed to reduce emissions by a certain amount. The argument was that shareholders are demanding it. We retorted that a small select number of activist industry funds who often don’t meet the very requirements they try to enforce on others, are trying to promote the sale of SRI/ESG funds because of the higher fees they can get by appealing to investors who think they’re making a difference when in reality they aren’t.

We did a more conclusive study during a business school lecture. Three funds with three different results were presented in a chart over 10 years. The students didn’t know which fund was what but all selected the one with the highest returns. Naturally.

Before the different funds were revealed we asked whether people would invest in a socially responsible investment fund to feel better about themselves? When it was revealed the SRI fund had the worst performance and the best performing fund rejected such virtue signaling, all still wanted the highest return in retirement. Who knew?

WaPo opinion writer suggests Walter Reed be defunded after Trump’s visit

Never Trumper and WaPo opinion writer, Jennifer Rubin, went off the deep end suggesting that Walter Reed military hospital should be defunded by Congress given Trump’s short stay. Never mind the countless brave souls that defended the very freedoms she thrives under also require medical attention.

Maybe Rubin should bus wounded vets to Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco where they can find a bit of pavement to sleep on because liberal policies have shown themselves so successful there.

Isn’t it wonderful to see such balanced individuals on the left demand anything they disagree with to be defunded – police, military hospitals or ICE…just cut it. After all the Democrats are the party of compassion, empathy and sympathy you understand!

Former Navy SEAL, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, suggested she take a break from Twitter given Trump’s visit triggered her so badly.

What Rubin fails to realize is that publicly exposing her chronic Trump Derangement Syndrome doesn’t help convince people that she offers a voice of reason. Still, keep up the good work!

Brilliant – San Franciscans suspend hair dryers outside Nancy Pelosi’s home

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We must applaud the actions of San Franciscans calling out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s utter hypocrisy and double standards.

A group of angry constituents decided to suspend hairdryers from trees outside her San Francisco home to rub salt into her wounds after she threw the hair salon owner under the bus with a legal letter after claiming she was “set up.

Yes, Speaker Pelosi, Americans are sick and tired of having to live by strict rules that you don’t believe you have to. Some pigs are more equal than others.

As trivial as a hair wash and blow out is in the grand scheme of things, it proves why citizens – forced into lockdown – have every right to be deeply sceptical about all of the hysteria pushed by politicians who constantly claim they are a hair’s breadth from losing the battle to contain the virus.

For more of Nancy Pelosi’s sycophantic behaviour, please click here.

Netflix makes some late apologies for its 11-yo Twerking movie

Sexualizing children? Pretty sick. Brittany Hughes gives some interesting insights into the child sex trafficking trade. No, the movie, ‘Cuties‘ isn’t about sex trafficking but normalising juniors exposing flesh and poking out their booties.

Surprised the DNC didn’t find a slot for it in their line up with all the other weirdos.

Who knew self-defence carried a 4-yr jail term?

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Never mind the right to defend oneself if the circuit attorney is an activist hell-bent on twisting the law to fit an agenda. St Louis CA Kim Gardner said at the time of the incident that she would find something in Missouri law to prosecute the McCloskeys, the couple who kept 300 “peaceful protestors” who forced entry onto private property with an AR-15 and a pistol.

Apparently, she is classifying the self-defence as a felony which carries up to a four-year jail term. Never mind that they had been threatened with being murdered and their property being burnt to the ground. The police couldn’t attend and private security didn’t want to be involved. No shots were fired. Nobody was hurt.

Still, CA Gardner, so eager to stop systemic racism found no fault with what she claims is a white on black crime. Never mind that the mob comprised of many racial backgrounds. Never mind that they were trespassing. Forget that they broke the gate. Forget the tweet where one of the mob leaders openly intended to trash the McCloskey’s property. What did race have to do with it? If the McCloskeys were anything other than white, Garnder wouldn’t have sought to press charges??

If the radical left mobsters had the mandate to promote the 2nd Amendment they couldn’t have done a better job.

We think such wilfully activist judiciaries only help put Trump back in the White House in November. If a couple is going to be prosecuted for defending private property, what hope has anyone got of getting a fair trial? The only way to stop it is to vote it out.

Utterly shameless. Welcome to identity politics under the law. 2020 is so twisted that somehow equality under the law is now viewed as discrimination. Please note we wrote about activist DAs earlier this month. Please refer to this link.

Segregated in Seattle

This is truly sick. How much more of this racial segregation malarkey can Americans tolerate? What are we on about?

The City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email last month inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness.

Christopher Rufo wrote an article in the City Journal after he received the training pack under a freedom of information request. His piece can be found here.

Rufo notes, “trainers explain that white people have internalized a sense of racial superiority, which has made them unable to access their “humanity” and caused “harm and violence” to people of color.

Once the diversity trainers have established this basic conceptual framework, they encourage white employees to “practice self-talk that affirms [their] complicity in racism” and work on “undoing [their] own whiteness.” As part of this process, white employees must abandon their “white normative behavior” and learn to let go of their “comfort,” “physical safety,” “social status,” and “relationships with some other white people.”

This insanity is off the charts. We’re surprised rats in face cages aren’t part of the process.

It isn’t the first time this type of brainwashing has hit Seattle. Starbucks also indulged in this Marxist rubbish two years ago after a store called the police on two non paying customers who refused to leave that just happened to be people of colour.

We wrote,

Starbucks closed 8,000 stores on Tuesday and reached out to activists and bias training experts to put a curriculum together for its 175,000 workers to prevent “unconscious bias

…While training staff is never a bad thing, do the human resources/ PR department at Starbucks honestly think that explicitly educating white people about their racism (if it truly exists on any scale to warrant the conscious bias based indoctrination) will do anything other than alienate more customers? What a smear on the majority of clientele and staff who no doubt exercise decency when transacting their skim milk doubleshot latte.”

These diversity trainers are absolutely the last people qualified to dictate to others about society.

Note Seattle has been Democrat for the last 30 years. Mayor Jenny Durkan was the one who called CHAZ a “summer of loveuntil it threatened her $7m mansion.

Ilhan Omar bites the very hand that feeds her

You have to hand it to the radical left of the Democrat Party. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said that America’s economic and political systems must be “dismantled.”

What a way to show Americans a sense of deep gratitude for not only rescuing the Somali born asylum seeker from a refugee camp in Kenya but having a system that allowed her to be elected to office of that same country.

Isn’t she just the perfect example to help describe how rife entrenched systemic racism, blatant sexism, white supremacy and Islamophobia are in America as to enable such a story to occur??

The mind boggles. We’re quite sure most Americans want new migrants like Omar to assimilate with their culture rather than her to become a conditional citizen that requires the generous host to accommodate her deluded belief system. As a free citizen she could repudiate those that saved her and move to a country that celebrates all that she desires. Yet she doesn’t.

Hypocrisy writ large. Still it is this type of speech that works in Trump’s favour. Keep up the good work. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

In California opposing a Marxist group is now a hate crime

California, true to form, showed its totalitarian roots.

A couple that painted over a Black Lives Matter mural that was approved by the city of Martinez have been charged with a hate crime. The release notes “defacing” with “black paint” which somehow relates to “systemic racism.” We imagine that given bitumen is black, that colour paint was the best hue to mask the mural.

Who knew that opposing a Marxist group is now a federal offense in California?

Unfortunately we had another woke District Attorney Diana Becton flex her political beliefs in the statement rather than apply the law objectively. Where have we seen this before? Three examples spring to mind.

1) Fulton County DA Paul Howard is pushing the death penalty for former Atlanta Police officer Garrett Rolfe in the death of Rayshard Brooks despite the evidence. How convenient that he is up for re-election and fighting allegations of sexual harassment and a toxic work environment. Also note that The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has opened an investigation of Howard and his use of a nonprofit to funnel at least $140,000 in city of Atlanta funds to supplement his salary.

2) Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx ruled emphatically that Empire actor Jussie Smollett was guilty beyond doubt but dropped all 16 charges related to his hate crime hoax despite the unnecessary $100,000 cost to the Chicago Police. How ironic that Michelle Obama’s former chief-of-staff called Foxx to discuss the concern of the Smollett family. Foxx never recused herself on conflict of interest grounds, however the end result certainly gives rise to suspicions favours were called in.

3) St Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said she would find a way to charge the McCloskeys for defending their home with automatic weapons when 500 BLM protestors trespassed on their gated private property. Gardner said, “Make no mistake: we will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights, and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold [the McCloskeys] accountable.”

Forget objective judiciary’s when DAs are unabashed activists.

As an aside, all four attorneys listed above are Democrats that happen to be black. This is an observation based on fact.

We are confident that there have been activist attorneys of other party affiliations and races over the years. So much for independence and fair trials when DAs push for an outcome without the presumption of innocence. A sad indictment indeed.

Surely to end systemic racism, applying laws based on identity won’t be the answer.

Disney inks new deal in woke fantasy

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Seems Disney has caught the social justice bug. It has inked a deal with perpetual victim Colin Kaepernick, a man whose only claims to fame were kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and sacrificing the backup slot as a quarterback on the San Francisco 49ers NFL team.

After slamming America in a July 4th tweet about rejecting the “celebration of white supremacy” (a day he openly cheered under Obama), the very next tweet he celebrated the very open capitalist society that helped him attain a deal with a company run by an evil white man at the root of oppression.

Kaep’s deal will extend across all Disney platforms, including Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Hulu, Pixar and The Undefeated. ESPN noted that the “partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity.”

We look forward to the next Pixar film about Kaepernick where it can teach kids about participation trophies and how feelings matter more than facts.

Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger made a typically woke PR drafted response,

During this unprecedented time, The Walt Disney Company remains committed to creating diverse and inclusive content that resonates and matters…Colin’s experience gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of sports, culture and race, which will undoubtedly create compelling stories that will educate, enlighten and entertain, and we look forward to working with him on this important collaboration.”

Kaep said, “I look forward to sharing the docuseries on my life story, in addition to many other culturally impactful projects we are developing.

Kaeprnick’s production company Ra Vision Media has hired Jemele Hill, a contributor to the left-wing The Atlantic newspaper, as a producer. She had no qualms besmirching all NASCAR fans as racists over the Bubba Wallace noose hoax. So we can be assured of the balance that will permeate across Kaep’s docuseries.

To cap off the joke, perpetual virtue signaller Alyssa Milano congratulated Kaepernick’s new contract on Twitter. Yes, the same Alyssa Milano that chastised the use of the name Washington Redskins when she had no qualms using her face to sell the team’s fashion line.

Good to see that if one screams victimhood loud and long enough, corporate America will join the scam to mint a dollar off the back of it and the supposed victims will have no qualms parking rage over white supremacy if they can make a decent buck themselves.