Nicholas Boothman, the author of “How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less,” has spent years coaching business people to be more effective, more relaxed communicators. Assuming rapport is a skill that anyone can learn and deploy within the first two seconds of making someone’s acquaintance.
This is the mindset of so many on the left. We saw it with the Disney controversy in Florida and one executive’s “not so secret gay agenda” with children’s programming. We saw it with the absolute meltdown from the left with Florida’s Parental Rights In Education law. The radical left, which has now become the base of the Democratic Party, has no use for parental rights. They view your children, all children, as property of the state and subjects for their indoctrination.
Sotomayor compounded her silliness by saying, “Omicron is as deadly and causes as much serious disease in the unvaccinated as Delta did.” No, the Washington Post corrected her giving her four Pinocchios, the paper’s worst rating for lying. Informed people have known that in South Africa, the Omicron variant has been less severe than other variants.
Lunacy is not just a political disease. USA Today has declared a man in drag to be their Woman of the Year. Not to be outdone, Sports Illustrated did a feature on Lia Thomas. That would be the “woman” with a penis who just won the NCAA women’s swimming championship. Fortunately, Sports Illustrated didn’t feature Lia in its swimsuit edition – some things can’t be unseen.
Want to erase and destroy America day after day and month after month until it’s gone? Call whatever you want to erase, “Racist!” and boom! You can drag it into your “recycle bin” and delete. A tiny minority of slash and burn Leftists are taking a sledgehammer to our history and our culture at an alarming rate.
To further illustrate the petty, phoniness of the matter, Will Smith appeared to laugh for 4 seconds before he was given the disapproving eye of his wife. Maybe she was more unhappy with her husband for laughing than with Rock, but Smith nevertheless changed his attitude on cue, took direction perhaps a little too well, and made a dramatic show of his indignation.
Maher is not a conservative. But he is a liberal in the classic sense, which means that he adamantly opposes cancel culture and is open to reason. Genuine reason, such as the idea that men are men and women are women, and that those differences aren’t just natural, they’re a good thing. Maher also has a knack for injecting undeniable humor into the points he makes. Such was the case on Friday night.
These results are devastating for America’s left. Next to Donald Trump, there is no one on the right whom they loathe more than Ron DeSantis, and they’ve gone all-in on their opposition to DeSantis’ bill. The usual suspects in Hollywood and on social media have been conducting a full-court press against the bill for weeks now, but DeSantis has blown through their efforts with flying colors, and sanity has prevailed.
For the first time in the history of Knucklehead of the Week, we have a married couple who can both lay claim to having received this dreaded honor. In October, “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg was recognized after we learned that he’d been on paternity leave for two months at a critical point in the ongoing supply chain crisis to help with the two newborns that he and Chasten adopted. And now we have Pete’s hubby Chasten taking gay pride to a whole new level.
Yesterday, in order to again discuss Tubbs’ case, the day after Melguin’s appearance, America’s Newsroom co-host Bill Hemmer had on Alex Bastian, a special advisor to inept Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon. In the segment, multiple times Hemmer referred to Tubbs using the female pronouns “she” and “her.”
Meat was not sexist or racist, or supremacist to the earliest hunter-gatherers. It was dinner. Men risked their lives to feed themselves, women, and children because they were stronger and faster. These days their male ancestors can claim to be women to rob them of their rights, safe spaces, and now athletic accomplishments. They call that social justice, but I don’t see it.
So, after a few days, Judge Brooks called court back into session, and changed her mind. The convicted sex offender will not be required to register as a sex offender. She gave no explanation – but we all know why. It’s best to not draw the wrath of the LGBTQ community – call it the Masterpiece Bakery lesson. Their threats are way scarier than having an unrepentant, and unregistered sex offender, moving freely among underage girls.
Typical of most Big Tech giants, ABNB “stood in solidarity” with Black Lives Matter in 2020, and gave contributions to their cause. Additionally, they automatically sent customers visiting the ABNB website to the BLM homepage. ABNB speaks the language of “anti-racism,” which, as previously mentioned, is profoundly racist itself.
They’ve decided that they will use a three-judge panel of medical experts to review each transgender swimmer and figure out which team they’re playing for. As any maternity nurse can tell you, it doesn’t take a panel of “experts” to check the undercarriage and determine if a swimmer is a boy or a girl. Apparently just telling people that they have to compete as the sex they were born is just a bit too retrograde for our new woke society.
J.D. Bernardy, a member of the NH House, recently discussed with Glenn Beck the purpose of HB1469.
NH House Bill 1469 will prevent banks and financial institutions from discriminating against people and businesses based on ESG scores. This bill will make it illegal to judge a person by their political party, membership in social organizations, social media posts, union affiliation, or any other subjective Environmental, Social, or Governance statistic. There will be significant fines and possible criminal charges levied on any bank or business found guilty of using such ESG or Social Scoring criteria.
Is nothing sacred anymore? Hasbro seems to think not. Wokeness’ infection within Hasbro runs deep, so let’s consider just two examples, with a couple of America’s most iconic toys and games having been recently subjected to abject wokeism. In 2020 Hasbro decided that Mr. Potato Head would “Go Green” as their first toy to be made of plant-based plastic. Environmental responsibility isn’t a bad thing, but that makeover was merely a harbinger of things to come. Last year, Hasbro decided to throw Mr. Potato Head squarely into the middle of the transgender insanity, promising to make the toy more “gender-neutral” by rebranding him as simply “Potato Head.”
No, as my above paragraph indicates, Mr. Thomas, I won’t play the pronoun game. I won’t stop mentioning that your birth name is “Will.” I also can’t in good conscience call you “transgender” as opposed to the more accurate acronym I originated, MUSS (Made-up Sexual Status). No, those things I can’t, or won’t, do. But there’s something I will, Will.
The epidemic of wokeness can infect companies in any industry. We’ve already seen it contaminate companies from the transportation, restaurant, banking, and online retail industries. Wokeness is all around us, and it’s unacceptable. Historically, many of these organizations are some of our favorite companies and brands who gladly take our money while trampling on our conservative values.
For The ‘Neurodivergent’ And Those Using ‘Bunnyself’ Pronouns: What You Really Need Is A Dose of Reality
The young woman whose “lecture” opened this article, simply put, is divorced from reality despite her self-understanding as among the wokest of the woke. Indeed, that is the problem with the ideologically abstract policymakers of today who feel unconstrained by reality when making decisions that affect so many.
Target is all-in on their wokeness, and may even be worse than Wal-Mart which is on our list at #14. Target not only supports BLM to the tune $10 million, they have also been running TV commercials promoting black-owned, LatinX-owned, and LGBTQ-owned businesses. As always, if we reversed the races and sexuality of their campaign, and said they were promoting straight, white businesses, would that be a problem? Additionally, Target is clearly in lockstep with the fascist anti-fascists known as AntiFa, as they have repeatedly engaged in book banning.
This past January, The Blue State Conservative proudly published the article, “12 Woke Companies to Avoid” by our good friend, Gen Z Conservative, and you can read that article here. Since that time, the problem with wokeness taking over corporate America has not improved, it’s gotten worse; much worse. Therefore, we bring you the next group of companies to add to that growing list.
But there are many, many companies which existed prior to the internet from whom a great deal of loyalty should rightly be expected, because a great deal of loyalty has been paid to them over the years. Some can be cited as particularly egregious examples of crappy decision-making in the age of “woke” because they’ve thrown entire generations of loyal customers under the bus with their incessant drive toward wooing the johnny-come-lately crowd.
For example, they described Kyle Rittenhouse’s shooting of three thugs attacking him as “racist.” How? Everyone involved was white. Did Rittenhouse’s shooting of a white person bashing him over the head with a skateboard show his “belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities?” No! That’s utterly absurd. Even if the person attacking him were black, there’s no way it would have shown racism.
In addition to the obvious expense to the taxpayers of Exeter who have to pay to defend the SAU and then foot the bill for any settlements, the Education Department is a stain on our proud town. These incidents indicate a systemic problem with the department. That problem is a lack of respect for students, their parents, and the goal of educating our children.
Not so long ago, there were groups of people who were provided with everything free. They were given food, shelter, clothing, education and medical care without charge. They were protected from violent crime. They never feared unemployment. They were provided with fairs, festivals, and other free entertainment. They owned nothing and by many accounts, were happy. They were called slaves.