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Tuesday News Roundup: Nike Takes a Dive, Fauci’s Putting on a Show, and the Truth About Texas

Being “woke” = going broke. – At least that appears to be the case for Collin Kaepernick-supporting Nike. In case you missed it, the woke shoe maker that seems to have contracts to supply the shoes and uniforms for most major sports teams across the globe somehow managed to report a princely $790 million loss for the 4th quarter of 2019.

The company blames part of the loss on store closures related to COVID-19, but that can’t be true, given that none of those closures took place until late in the first quarter of 2020. Nike also announced that it will be executing a big layoff as the result of its losses, which come on the heels of the massive, Kaepernick-focused advertising campaign it ran during the second half of 2019.

Here is a corporate BS-filled statement issued by Nike:

“Consumer Direct Acceleration is the next digitally empowered phase of our strategy,” Nike said in a statement. “We are building a flatter, nimbler company and transforming Nike faster to define the marketplace of the future. We are shifting resources and creating capacity to reinvest in our highest potential areas, and we anticipate our realignment will likely result in a net loss of jobs.”

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Blah-blah-blah, yada-yada-yada, losses and layoffs. Bad management reaps bad results. Tough.

CNN’s Ryan Lizza is the Jim Acosta of Yameche Alcindors:

You just could never make this stuff up, folks. That question is something you might expect a snot-nosed 12 year-old junior high dumbass to ask. This is why the White House should never hold another press briefing and should revoke all press passes. These corrupt reporters are a pestilence on our country.

Ever wonder what Dr. Fauci does with that mask once he thinks the cameras have been turned off? – Now we know:

This man is a national menace who has lied to us every step of the way. For him, it’s all just a show.

Can’t get any real information about what’s happening in Texas related to COVID-19? – You are in that boat if you rely on TV or the newspapers for your “news.” They only report the top-line number, which is the number of new “cases,” a number we all know is hyper-inflated by hospitals so they can maximize revenue from the federal government.

If you want real, actual detailed information, you are left to go to Twitter, of all places. Specifically, you must go to Alex Berenson’s Twitter feed. Yesterday, he received an email from a senior executive at one of the state’s major ER chains of hospitals:

Here are the attachments (this is long but worth the read):

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Bottom line is this:

– More people being tested means more “cases”;

– Virus is now showing up in a much younger group of patients than before, mainly because employers are telling anyone who sneezes or has the sniffles at work to go get tested;

– The vast majority of the new “cases” show very mild or no symptoms at all;

– Those admitted to the hospital see stays that are much shorter than seen during March thru May;

– Texas hospitals are not in danger in any way of being overwhelmed by this new outbreak.

Governor Abbott, unfortunately, is just another politician who has now overreacted by succumbing to the media’s panic porn about this surge in new cases, once again denying tens of thousands of Texans the right to make a living and shutting down thousands of businesses.

By its systematic refusal to report the full truth about what is really happening in Texas and other states where the number of cases is surging, our corrupt news media is, intentionally or not, destroying our country’s way of life and causing catastrophic damage to our economy. They are the very worst and most destructive class of people in our society today.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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The Kavanaugh Hearings: America’s Long National Nightmare Continues

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Okay, so, time to switch to Under Armor or New Balance. – The geniuses at Nike decided that Monday, which was Labor Day, would be a great time to unveil its new ad campaign star, unemployed ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  Alienating half of your potential customer base at the outset seems like an odd marketing strategy, but hey, I don’t sell athletics shoes for a living, and I’m not Nike’s target consumer anyway.  So, no doubt things will work out fine.  Or not.  Either way, I won’t be buying Nikes anymore, and neither will millions of other Americans who think it’s inappropriate to take a knee during the National Anthem.

Man, no one could’ve seen this one coming.  Oh, wait… – Tourism is down in Lexington, Virginia.  Not just down – wayyyyy down.  Why is this a thing in Today’s Campaign Update, you ask?  Why, because Lexington, VA is the home of the Red Hen Restaurant.  You remember that place, right?  Yes, this is the establishment owned and run by the lunatic leftwing social justice warrior who, along with her staff, refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family when they attempted to dine there a few months ago.

The incident didn’t end there.  Not content to merely run the Sanders brood out of her own mediocre establishment, the Red Hen’s proprietor led a gaggle of her rancid staff across the street to harrass them as they attempted to eat at another Lexington restaurant.  Such lovely people, these leftists.

Anyway, as is always the case in this world – and will be the case with Nike, by the way – actions have consequences, and the consequence for the Red Hen and the other unlucky businesses that share streetfront property with it in Lexington, is that business is bad.  Not just “bad,” but baaaaaaaaaaaadddd.  The Director of Marketing for the local tourism board, Patty Williams, told reporters over the weekend that the area is still feeling effects from the ridiculous incident.  “For a town our size, it was a significant impact,” she said.  Go figure.

But hey, the board has a plan, and that plan is to spend millio…er, thousands of dollars (because that’s all they have available to them) on a campaign to “spread positive messages of the area,” messages that will presumably include an assurance that visitors to the city are not required to patronize the Red Hen and its ill-tempered, childish staff of SJW snowflakes.  No doubt this marketing plan will work every bit as well as Nike’s new marketing plan will work.  Hey, maybe Lexington can get Collin Kaepernick to do some spots for its campaign as well.  After all, the dude has nothing else on his plate.

Our long national nightmare continues… – Ok, we got one day off after the 8 Days of John McCain’s Traveling Funeral Show ended, and that’s it.  Now, get ready for four straight days of wall-to-wall fake news media coverage of fake hearings related to the nomination of Bret Kavanaugh to become the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Truth:  Bret Kavanaugh is an extremely well-qualified candidate to sit on the nation’s highest court, a widely-respected jurist with a long history of decisions at the federal district and appellate court-levels that place him square in the mainstream of American jurisprudence.  In a real world in which things like truth and respect for America’s institutions reigned, these hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee would last about half a day, the end result of which would be a near-unanimous vote by the committee to recommend his confirmation to the full senate.

But this is not the real world; this is today’s Washington, DC.

Reality:  Democrats on the Judiciary Committee will turn these hearings into a three-ring circus, and their co-conspirators in the fake news media will join them in attempting to brainwash you all into believing that Kavanaugh is Darth Vader incarnate, an evil monster who is coming after every woman’s reproductive rights and who wants everyone to be killed on the streets by guns.  Rank demagogues with presidential aspirations on the Committee, like California Senator Kamala Harris and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, will use their time questioning the nominee to burnish their street cred with the party’s far, far, far left voter base.

Rank demagogues who are too ancient to hold presidential aspirations on the Committee, like California’s Dianne Feinstein and Vermont’s Patrick Leahy, will barely be able to read and recite questions written for them by their unpaid interns and have no earthly idea what Kavanaugh is talking about when he answers them.  Leahy, who has was first elected to the senate by the brain-dead voters of Vermont in 1974, has been a Democrat mainstay in every controversial supreme court nomination since Robert Bork in 1987 and has yet to ask a cogent question of any nominee of a Republican president.  That’s quite a record.

The rest of the Democrats on the Committee will also ask questions, but no one will care.

The thing to know about this nomination is that it has already been won, barring some major brain fart by the nominee while at the witness table this week.  He has already received the tacit endorsement from all the GOP squishes like Susan Collins, as well as from the always-difficult Rand Paul, so Kavanaugh will in all likelihood get 50 votes from Republicans alone, which is all he needs to be confirmed.  Add to that 3 or 4 Democrat senators like Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin who are in tough re-election campaigns in Republican-majority states, and you end up with essentially the same number of votes to confirm received by President Trump’s first nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

So the spectacle we’re about to be pummeled with throughout this entire week is basically just four days of hyped-up Kabuki theatre.  The outcome has been pre-determined, but the actors still demand they get their full time on stage.

Are you ready for your screen test, Ms. Harris?

Just another day in Kabuki dance America.

That is all.

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Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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