Hearings and testimony happened this week. Much of what was revealed is good news as it is the truth. It also illustrated for all to see how completely crazy and ill-behaved the Democrats in Congress are.
But, will anything actually happen? Will anyone be held accountable?
We pray that the answer to both questions is yes.
Meanwhile, here are a few items of GOOD NEWS!
1- We talk a lot about avoiding companies that place customers last. Here is one that is making common sense decisions and we should support them. Plus, their hamburgers are pretty good!
In-N-Out Bans Employee Masking In Five States
QUOTE: The In-N-Out burger chain will prohibit employees in five states from wearing masks unless they’ve got a note from their doctor, according to internal company emails leaked to social media, Bloombergreports.
Workers in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Utah are advised in the memo of “the importance of customer service and the ability to show our Associates’ smiles and other facial features while considering the health and well-being of all individuals.”
The policy, which will go into effect August 14, will apply to all In-N-Out employees in those states, unless their job duties require masks or other protective gear. If they fail to comply, employees could face disciplinary action, up to and including being fired.
As Bloomberg notes, California and Oregon – not on the list, have laws which prevent employers from banning masks.
And of course, pro-maskers, who can’t cite peer-reviewed studies proving their efficacy – are having a conniption.
2- Sometimes, it takes a while and even then it is done quietly. But, we try to notice when bad actors are removed from their positions of power.
Stanford diversity dean who berated federal judge resigns
QUOTE: The dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Stanford Law School has resigned her position, four months after she shouted down a federal judge who was giving a lecture, the law school announced Thursday.
In an email to the entire Stanford Law School community, Dean Jenny Martinez said Tirien Steinbach, the dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion, had elected to resign her position and would not be returning to work. Steinbach had been on administrative leave since she drew national attention for berating U.S. Fifth Circuit Court Judge Kyle Duncan at an event in March.
Conservative groups had been clamoring for Steinbach’s ouster for months, ever since the viral incident with Judge Duncan. Cherise Trump, the executive director of Speech First, a campus free speech organization, told the Washington Examiner that she was glad to see Steinbach’s employment at Stanford come to an end.
“I am very happy to see that there is finally some accountability for the actions we saw from administrators like Dean Steinbach, who openly undermine the core purpose of the university, which is to promote deliberation and liberal education,” said Trump, who is not related to the former president.
3- Do not believe them when they try to tell you that the boycotts have not been effective
Activists fume that ‘white guilt’ is running out as companies dump DEI chiefs
QUOTE: Enraged diversity activists are pointing fingers at the entertainment industry, accusing them of “corporate blackface” and not experiencing sufficient “white guilt” after a string of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) executives have gotten the boot recently.
Much of this has to do with stock valuations and investors who seem to have lost their appetite for the progressive wokeness of DEI.
At least five executives who were in charge of DEI initiatives at leading entertainment companies have left their posts either on their own accord or were forced out. Those executives include Latondra Newton from Disney, Vernā Myers from Netflix, and Karen Horne from Warner Bros. Discovery.
The title of a recent piece is “High-profile exits spark fears that Hollywood diversity pledges are just ‘PR,'” and it highlights the fear growing on the left that maybe they have pushed the whole DEI initiative too far. It cites a number of furious equity activists who are bluntly accusing Hollywood of making insincere commitments to diversity and racial justice programs for “PR” purposes following the George Floyd protests in the summer of 2020.
4- Once again we see how important honest State Attorneys General are to the rule of law.
13 AGs Put Corporations On Notice After Affirmative-Action Ruling: No More Racial Discrimination
QUOTE: Following the Supreme Court ruling against affirmative-action programs, 13 state attorneys general sent a letter to all Fortune 100 companies to put them on notice that racial discrimination is not only wrong but illegal.
The AGs’ rationale is simple: Discrimination on the basis of skin color is habitual among America’s largest companies, but under both state and federal law, it is also illegal.
For example, the attorneys general cite reports demonstratingthat “racial quotas and other explicitly race-based practices in recruitment, hiring, promotion, and/or contracting” have been adopted by banks, consulting firms, and tech companies on and off the Fortune 100 list, including “Airbnb, Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Intel, Lyft, Microsoft, Netflix, Paypal, Snapchat, TikTok, Uber, and others.”
Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach told The Federalist that the Supreme Court’s recent Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard decision “precipitated the letter,” as the court made clear that “race-based admissions” and “so-called benign explanations for discriminating” violate the law.
Kobach told The Federalist the letter is a warning. It “puts the companies on notice that the ball is in their court and they need to address their own practices and determine if they are discriminating against applicants or subcontractors on the basis of race,” Kobach said, adding that “the companies deserve an opportunity to make corrections in
5- Sadly, this is about yet another organization taken over by the very, very far left crazies, the American Library Association. It is good news that this is being realized and pushed out of some states. Hopefully, more will follow.
Idaho Republicans Urge State Libraries To Ditch American Library Association After It Promoted Porn To Kids
QUOTE: More than a dozen Republican lawmakers in the Idaho legislature are calling on the state’s library commission to cut ties with the American Library Association (ALA) over the latter’s Marxist programming and promotion of sexually explicit material.
On Monday, 13 members of the legislature’s Freedom Caucus released a statement urging the Idaho Commission for Libraries and all “local and school libraries” to terminate membership with the ALA.
“We have significant concerns about the election of Emily Drabinski, a self-described ‘Marxist-lesbian,’ as the next president of the ALA,” lawmakers said. “Her election raises issues about libraries’ involvement in exposing children to explicit materials and injecting hard-left politics and sexuality into publicly funded libraries.”
Drabinski, who was elected ALA president in April last year, celebrated her triumphant victory with a poston social media.
“I just cannot believe that a Marxist lesbian who believes that collective power is possible to build and can be wielded for a better world is the president-elect of [the ALA],” she wrote on Twitter. “I am so excited for what we will do together. Solidarity!”
Idaho Freedom Caucus members outlined a series of complaints with Drabinski’s leadership that lawmakers say warrants a separation from state and local libraries.
6- Even in conservative areas of Texas, it takes parent involvement to assure there is appropriate material in the children’s libraries.
Libraries in Montgomery County (Texas) to add more conservative books, restrict children’s access
QUOTE: Montgomery County Commissioners Court met July 11 to address dozens of concerned citizen requests regarding certain library book materials that are allowed on the shelves within the county’s library system.
Lisa Palmer said she was offended by the lack of conservative books in the library.
“We’re a conservative county,” she said. “This is not that hard. We are supposed to protect our kids. This woke agenda is not to make people feel good; this is really an agenda to sexualize our kids at a young age. We have laws that say you can’t smoke a cigarette until you are 21 years old because you don’t know the effects it will have on you in the future. But you are going to let these kids be exposed to books?”
Some citizens also advocated in favor of keeping LGBTQ+ titles accessible to all ages, including Teresa Kennedy, owner of Village Books in The Woodlands.
7- More Americans are understanding the overall horribleness of colleges and universities. Now, if we can all manage to stop sending them money (tuition) and buying tickets to sports events!
Americans’ Confidence in Higher Education Down Sharply
QUOTE: Americans’ confidence in higher education has fallen to 36%, sharply lower than in two prior readings in 2015 (57%) and 2018 (48%). In addition to the 17% of U.S. adults who have “a great deal” and 19% “quite a lot” of confidence, 40% have “some” and 22% “very little” confidence.
The latest decline in the public’s trust in higher education is from a June 1-22 Gallup poll that also found confidence in 16 other institutions has been waning in recent years. Many of these entities, which are tracked more often than higher education, are now also at or near their lowest points in confidence.
Americans’ confidence in higher education, which showed a marked decrease between 2015 and 2018, has declined further to a new low point. While Gallup did not probe for reasons behind the recent drop in confidence, the rising costs of postsecondary education likely play a significant role.
8- It is good that more children will not be forced to get the unnecessary and dangerous injection in order to attend school.
Grassroots Backlash Helps Defeat D.C. Schools COVID Vaccine Mandate, CHD Attorney Says
QUOTE: The District of Columbia announced the school vaccine mandate in July 2022 shortly after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for ages 12-15, but low compliance, grassroots pushback and threats of more lawsuits may have led to its cancellation before implementation.
The District of Columbia last week ended its plan to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for children to attend school this upcoming academic year.
Commenting on the news, Kim Mack Rosenberg, acting general counsel for Children’s Health Defense(CHD), told The Defender, “While I believe that mandates — whether in D.C. or elsewhere — were legally problematic from the outset, the council’s decision to now remove the mandate is an important step to remedy a mandate that should never have been imposed.”
9- We pray this legislation happens in Britain and moves to other countries.
Banks May Lose Their Licences for Canceling Right Wingers
QUOTE: The UK government is considering new legislation which would revoke banking licenses from organizations that close accounts of public figures with whom banking executives disagree. This follows the controversy currently surrounding Brexit leader Nigel Farage, whose account was shuttered by the globalist-run Coutts/NatWest.
It will be incumbent on British banks to uphold and protect freedom of expression in return for banking licenses under legislation expected to be announced next week. The government is also discussing new rules that will force banks to provide customers with at least three months’ notice before closing their accounts rather than the current notice period of one month and to provide an “explicit” reason as to why they are closing the account, reports the British newspaper The Times.
“It would be of serious concern if financial services were being denied to anyone exercising their right to lawful free speech,” stated Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Griffith “The privilege of a banking license in a democracy should imply a duty not to ‘debank’ because you disagree with someone’s views,” Griffith added.
10- We have never been so proud to hail from North Carolina!
Bud Light sales have fallen the most in North, South Carolina since Dylan Mulvaney disaster
QUOTE: Bud Light sales have taken the steepest tumble in North and South Carolina — and least in California — as the embattled beer brand enters its fourth month in boycott as a result of its catastrophic partnership with Dylan Mulvaney, according to hospitality consumption data platform Union.
Union’s latest “OnPrem Insights” report found that from April through June 30, Bud Light’s sales share in the Carolinas fell 6.9 points, from 19.4% to 12.5%.
In the same three-month period, Miller Lite’s sales share popped nearly three points to 16.4%.
At a Charleston bar, Blind Tiger Pub, sales of Bud Light are “almost non-existent,” general manager Clayton Dukes told Union.
“At first I thought this might blow over pretty quick, but I think it is pretty apparent that this isn’t going anywhere for a long time,” Dukes said, noting that the low sales caused him to swap the Bud Light draft with Michelob Ultra.
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