All posts tagged: woke politics

Why did Walmart close its two remaining stores in Portland?

Walmart has just announced it is permanently closing its two remaining stores in Portland, Oregon citing financial concerns, Fox News reports. This will result in over 580 lost jobs in the city. So what are these financial concerns? Well, we know at least part of this involved shoplifting, which is running rampant in cities, where woke prosecutors are failing to properly prosecute criminals, often letting them out the same day they are arrested. Fox News explains: “Theft is an issue. It’s higher than what it has historically been,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in December on CNBC. He added that “prices will be higher and/or stores will close” if authorities don’t crack down on prosecuting shoplifting crimes.  In November, another Portland business, Rains PDX, also shuttered its doors and posted a note on its door specifically citing crime as the primary reason for its closure: “Our city is in peril. Small businesses (and large) cannot sustain doing business, in our city’s current state. We have no protection, or recourse, against the criminal behavior that goes …

CNN hits record viewership lows

According to data published by Adweek, the average number of people watching CNN on Jan 10, 2023, was just 520,000, with only 120,000 of them in the key demographic, 25 to 54, coveted by advertisers, the Daily Caller reports. These are reportedly the lowest viewership numbers in CNN’s history. This could potentially lead to yet another round of layoffs at the beleaguered network which over the years has been accused of being little more than a shill for the Democrat Party. READ: Chris Licht Warns Employees Of Upcoming Layoffs At CNN The same seems to also be happening at the Washington Post, another shill for woke politics. In a town hall meeting with employees held on Dec 14, 2022, publisher Fred Ryan warned of looming layoffs in the first three months of 2023. According to reports, the discussion got so testy, that Ryan just abruptly left the meeting. READ: Washington Post announces layoffs during tense town hall before publisher Fred Ryan storms out Over the years, a saying has developed that may explain the challenges …

Video: Vancouver is dying

There was a disturbing news story yesterday on how a Vancouver Policewoman, Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, was fatally stabbed to death by a homeless person while checking on a homeless camp that are spreading across that city. She leaves behind a husband and young daughter. READ: B.C. RCMP officer, 31, fatally stabbed identified as Const. Shaelyn Yang This disturbing incident took place less than two weeks after a video was released about the mounting social problems in Vancouver, Canada. Called, Vancouver is Dying, it already has over 800,000 views: The video alleges that Vancouver’s growing social issues are due to left-wing municipal politicians and their woke policies. This includes a push to defund and hamstring the police in dealing with crime and providing free drugs to addicts instead of helping them break free from their addictions. Not surprisingly just south of Vancouver, across the US/Canadian border, the city of Seattle which has also elected left-wing politicians is encountering similar social problems for basically the same reasons.

Is safe drinking water too much to ask for from a ‘woke’ mayor?

During his 2017 election campaign, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the city’s ‘woke’ mayor, promised to transform Jackson, Mississippi into “the most radical city on the planet.” He promised a guaranteed income and an end to policing and of course urban farms. Meanwhile, the citizens of the city would just be absolutely overjoyed, if the mayor could just provide the basics, like drinking water without sewage in it. The Daily Caller explains: Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Democratic mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, promised to make the capital “the most radical city on the planet” during his 2017 campaign, but so far he’s been unable to even solve even the city’s basic infrastructure problems and the city’s running water is now unsafe to drink. He campaigned on plans to introduce universal basic income and alternatives to policing, to replace vacant lots with urban farms and to resolve chronic issues with the city’s water and roads in order to break the “cycles of humiliation” he said black residents experience in Jackson, the most heavily black large city in the U.S. Instead, …

The tyranny of ‘woke’ emails

A recent survey conducted in Canada by the Association for Canadian Studies found that the vast majority of Canadians, nearly 85%, do not add pronouns to their email byline. The survey also revealed that a slightly higher percentage, over 85%, do not believe people should be forced to add them, the National Post reports. As the National Post explains: Of respondents, 84.9 per cent say they do not add gender pronouns to emails or share at meetings and 15.1 per cent say they do. Similarly, the majority of Canadians (85.4 per cent) do not believe adding pronouns should be compulsory. However, the numbers were slightly different for those who do cite their pronouns in emails. Among this group, the clear majority believe that all Canadians should be forced to cite their pronouns in their emails: The National Post reports: Canadians who do add their pronouns to emails and share in meetings think it should be required to do so: 58.8 per cent of those that share said it should be compulsory. READ: Vast majority of …