Disney has lost its magic.

I know there are those who were never fans of the whole Disney experience and the whole Disney franchise…, and I always felt sad for those people…, but I was not one of those people.

I grew up in a time when Walt Disney and the world of Disney represented something of the highest quality…, something with the best intentions…, something that always exceeded our expectations…, something that was “magical.”

My children were raised on Walt Disney videos. They loved The Little Mermaid. They loved Nemo and Dory. They watched in amazement at Woody and Buzz. And they cried when Dumbo and Bambi lost their moms, and when Simba’s dad died.  

Actually taking a trip to Walt Disney World was the pinnacle of all vacations. Heck, my wife and I even spent a good portion of our honeymoon there!

I always felt that spending time at Walt Disney World was like spending time at a place that I aspired every place to be like and strive for. In my mind, it was a “kingdom” full of magic.  

When I was a grade school teacher in Florida, I took our class to Walt Disney World every year to visit EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) to help spark their imaginations and inspire their desire to learn, not to mention the additional cultural experiences of all of the countries in “The World Showcase.”

Amazingly enough, my feelings towards Disney have now all changed in the span of a few short months.

The Walt Disney Company has over 190,000 employees worldwide…, most of whom, I believe, strive to keep the magic of Disney alive. But it is apparent now, based on recent political stances taken by the company, and by statements and discussions that have surfaced by various individuals in Disney’s leadership, that The Walt Disney Company has been betrayed by its leadership and has lost its way…, and in turn lost its magic.    

For the record, here is a list of those people responsible for the betrayal of Walt Disney’s vision, either by their actions or by their silent acceptance of the vile actions of others.

Current Board of Directors:

Susan E. Arnold

Bob Chapek

John S. Chen

Judith L. Estrin

Fred H. Langhammer

Aylwin B. Lewis

Monica C. Lozano

Robert W. Matschullat

Sheryl K. Sandberg

Orin C. Smith

Current Senior Corporate Officers:

Susan Arnold – Chairwoman

Bob Chapek –CEO

James A. Rasulo – Senior Executive Vice President and CFO

Alan N. Braverman – Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Kevin A. Mayer – Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Christine M. McCarthy – Executive Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Sourcing, Alliances and Treasurer

Zenia B. Mucha – Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Jayne Parker– Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Ronald L. Iden – Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer

Brent A. Woodford – Senior Vice President, Planning and Control

Current Principal Business Executives Walt Disney Studios and Entertainment:

Alan F. Horn – Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios

Alan Bergman – President, (also in charge for Franchises) The Walt Disney Studios

Sean Bailey – President Production, The Walt Disney Studios

Edwin Catmull – President, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios

John Lasseter – Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios

Jean-Francois Camilleri – President, Disneynature, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures France

Thomas Schumacher – President, Disney Theatrical Group

Ken Bunt – President, Disney Music Group

David Agnew – President, Walt Disney Records

Abbey Konowitch – General Manager, Hollywood Records

Kathleen Kennedy – President, Lucasfilm Limited

Lylle Breier – The Muppets Studio 2006–present, SVP World Wide Special Events

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts:

Josh D’Amaro – Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Michael Colglazier – President of Disney Parks International

Rebecca Campbell – President, Disneyland Resort

Vice President, Disneyland Park – Jon Storbeck

Vice President, Disney’s California Adventure Park – Mary Niven

Vice President, Downtown Disney and Disneyland Resort Hotels – Daniel Delcourt

Jeff Vahle– President- Walt Disney World Resort

Senior Vice President of Operations and Next Generation Experiences, Walt Disney World Resort – Jim MacPhee

Vice President, Magic Kingdom – Kevin Myers

Vice President, Epcot – Melissa Valiquette

Vice President, Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Phil Holmes

Vice President, Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Djuan Rivers

Vice President, Downtown Disney – Keith Bradford

Vice President, Resort Operations – Thomas Mazloum

Vice President, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney Water Parks – Kristen Osborne

Vice President, Transportation Operations and Maintenance – Jim Vendur

Vice President, Global Promotions, Disney Destinations LLC.– Greg Albrecht

Natacha Rafalski – CEO, Euro Disney S.C.A. (Disneyland Paris)

Senior Vice President of Operations, Disneyland Paris – Joe Schott

Bill Ernest – President and Managing Director, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Asia

Stephanie Young – Managing Director, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Vice President, Park Operations – Noble Coker

Vice President, Hotel Operations – Peter Lowe

Vice President, Marketing – Maple Lee

Vice President, Sales and Travel Trade Marketing – Aliana Ho

Philipe Gas – Chairman and CEO, Tokyo Disney Resort (Oriental Land Company)

President and Chief Operations Officer, Tokyo Disney Resort (Oriental Land Company) – Kyoichiro Uenishi

President of Walt Disney Attractions Japan – Nick Franklin

Vice President and Executive Managing Director, Walt Disney Attractions Japan – Dave Vermeulen

Karl Holz – President, Disney Cruise Line

Senior Vice President of Operations, Disney Cruise Line – Tom Wolber

Claire Bilby – President, Disney Vacation Club

Chief Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering – Bob Weis

Chief Design and Project Delivery Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering – Craig Russell

Senior Vice President of Operations Integration/line of Business – Erin Wallace

Senior Vice President, Conservation & Environmental Sustainability – Jerry Montgomery

Senior Vice President of Global Sports Enterprises – Ken Potrock

Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility – Kerry Chandler

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Travel Operations – Kevin Lansberry

Senior Vice President of Corporate Alliances & Operating Participants – George Aguel

Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion – Tami Garcia

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs – Alannah Hall-Smith

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer – Jim Hunt

Executive Vice President, Global Marketing – Leslie Ferraro

Executive Vice President, International Development – Mike Crawford

Executive Vice President, New Business Development and Next Generation Experiences – Nick Franklin

Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment – Jackie Ogden, PhD

Disney Media Networks and Television:

Anne M. Sweeney – Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, President, Disney–ABC Television Group

Rebecca Campbell – President, ABC Owned Television Stations

Paul Lee – President, ABC Entertainment Group

Michael Riley – President, ABC Family

Brian Scott Frons – President, ABC Daytime

Ben Sherwood – President, ABC News

Diane Sawyer – Chief News Anchor, ABC News

Gary Marsh – President, Disney Channels Worldwide

Ellen Archer – President, Hyperion Books

John D. Skipper – Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, President, ESPN, Inc.

Sean Bratches: Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Christine Driessen: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ed Durso: Executive Vice President, Administration

Charles Pagano: Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Norby Williamson: Executive Vice President, Production

Russell Wolff: Executive Vice President and Managing Director, ESPN International

George W. Bodenheimer – Executive Chairman, ESPN, Inc.

Disney Interactive Media:

John Pleasants – Co-President, Disney Interactive Media Group

James A. Pitaro – Co-President, Disney Interactive Media Group

Bruce Gordon – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Larry Shapiro – Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Garry Randall – Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Courtney Simmons – Vice President, Communications

Lane Merrifield – Executive Vice President, Disney Online Studios

Bart Decrem – Senior Vice President and General Manager, Disney Mobile

Disney Consumer Products:

Robert A. Chapek – President, Disney Consumer Products

Anne Gates – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Disney Consumer Products

Jessica Dunne – Executive Vice President, Global Licensing, Disney Consumer Products

Michael Horn – Managing Vice President, Counsel, Corporate Legal, Disney Consumer Products

Pamela Lifford – Executive Vice President, Global Fashion & Home, Disney Consumer Products

Susan Garelli – Senior Vice President Human Resources Worldwide, Disney Consumer Products

Gary Foster – Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Disney Consumer Products

Luis Fernandez – Senior Vice President, Global Creative, Disney Consumer Products

J.D. Edwards – Senior Vice President, Food, Health & Beauty, Disney Consumer Products

Vince Klaseus – Senior Vice President, Global Toys, Disney Consumer Products

Günther Hake – Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Disney Consumer Products and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, China

James Fielding. – President, Disney Stores Worldwide

Russell Hampton, Jr. – President, Disney Publishing Worldwide

Robert Langer – General Manager of Disney Consumer Products EMEA

Mary Beech – Vice President and General Manager, Global Studio Franchise Development

Lisa Avent – Vice President and General Manager, Global Television Franchise Development

Kazuo Nakazawa – Vice President and General Manager, Disney Consumer Products, Japan

Julie Sneddon – Vice President and General Manager, Disney Consumer Products and Retail, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Walt Disney International:

Andy Bird – Chairman, Walt Disney International     

So, there you have it. Congratulations to all of these people for their parts, big or small, in crushing the belief of children, and adults, all around the world, that the world of Disney was something special.

Why do these people feel they have to ruin everything?

It’s probably a good thing that Walt isn’t around to witness how all of these fools are mishandling the spirit and the legacy of his vision.

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Down goes Biden! Down goes Biden! Down goes Biden!

In case this doesn’t ring a bell, pardon the pun, this title is a tribute to the late great boxing announcer, Howard Cosell, and his call of Joe Frazier being knocked down by George Foreman in their 1973 heavyweight title fight, “Down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier!”  

The difference here is we have Florida Governor Ron DeSantis knocking “President” Joe Biden for a loop, as opposed to George Foreman and Joe Frazier.

Samuel Chamberlain for The New York Post reports, “Gov. Ron DeSantis blasts Biden, vows Florida won’t be ‘biomedical security state.’”

“Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis ripped President Biden Wednesday, accusing the White House of trying to implement a ‘biomedical security state’ and warning that ‘I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID’ until the administration’s border policy changes.”

You go, Ron!

We need 49 more governors like you!

Biden and the rest of the “demonazis” have created and overseen the greatest “super spreader” event known to man.  Tens of thousands of covid positive illegal immigrants pouring over our southern border, who are then secretly bussed and flown to locations across the country!

And what about the tens of thousands that make it across the border without being caught and quantified?!

“DeSantis was scheduled to deliver remarks on Florida’s economy at an event in Panama City, but instead unleashed a four-and-a-half-minute diatribe against the president, accusing him of trying to ‘single out’ Florida over its rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.”

“Diatribe” may not be the best choice of words here.  I would use the term “truth bomb,” myself.

‘“This is a guy who ran for president saying he was gonna “shut down the virus.” And what has he done?’ DeSantis asked. ‘He’s imported more virus from around the world by having a wide-open southern border.’”

‘“I can tell you, whatever variants are around the world, they’re coming across that southern border,’ the governor added. ‘And so, he’s not shutting down the virus, he’s helping to facilitate it in our country.’”

That’s right, governor.  Biden, in effect, is aiding and abetting this threat to the American people and our country’s security.

I believe that would be better known as treason!

Biden, Harris, and the rest of the administration’s anti-American traitors should be impeached and removed from office immediately!

“DeSantis then turned his ire on the CDC’s recommendation that masks be worn in all K-12 schools by students, teachers, staff and visitors.”

‘“I can tell you in Florida, the parents are going to be the ones in charge of that decision,’ he said.”

‘“If some governors aren’t willing to do the right thing to beat this pandemic, then they should allow businesses and universities who want to do the right thing to be able to do it,’ Biden said Tuesday in response to pushback against mask and vaccine mandates. ‘I say to these governors, please, help. But if you aren’t going to help, at least get out of the way of the people who are trying to do the right thing. Use your power to save lives.’”

I really can’t believe you have the nerve to utter these words, Illegitimate Joe.

It would seem that “doing the right thing” and “the Biden administration” are mutually exclusive terms.

“On Wednesday, DeSantis accused Biden of wanting to copy New York’s sweeping vaccine mandate, in which restaurants should ban young kids from being able to go in because they’re not eligible for vaccination, and law-abiding citizens have to produce proof of their medical records just to go to the gym or attend an event, or just to participate in everyday society.”

‘“He wants that, but yet if you want to vote, he thinks it’s too much of a burden to show a picture ID when you’re voting,’ the governor went on. ‘So no voter ID, but you have to show your medical papers just to be able to live an everyday life? Give me a break [BOOM!].’”

“DeSantis added that America faces a choice between being a ‘free society, or we can have a biomedical security state. And I can tell you, in Florida, we’re a free state [WHAM!].’”

“The governor closed with a warning to the administration: ‘If you’re coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way [BAM!] I’m not going to let you get away with it. If you’re trying to deny kids a proper in-person education, I’m gonna stand in your way and I’m gonna stand up for the kids in Florida [BOOM!]. If you’re trying to restrict people, impose mandates, if you’re trying to ruin their jobs and their livelihoods and their small business, if you are trying to lock people down, I am standing in your way, and I’m standing for the people of Florida [BAM!].’”

‘“So why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure, and until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you [KA-POW!!!].’”

DOWN GOES BIDEN!

DOWN GOES BIDEN!

DOWN GOES BIDEN!

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden kneels down to talk to children on a street corner on North Washington Avenue in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pa., after visiting his childhood home, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP)

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