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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Their level of confusion is impressive!

According to Sam Dorman of Fox News, “Columbia University is planning to hold six additional graduation ceremonies for students according to their race and other aspects of how they identify.”

Oh…, how racist and discriminatory of them!

“The New York City school’s [As soon as you see ‘New York City school, you know they’re going to be challenged, common sense wise.] website details graduation ceremonies for Native, Asian, ‘Latinx’ [‘Latinx’ is a gender-neutral neologism (A ‘neologism’ is a newly coined word or expression), sometimes used to refer to people of Latin American cultural or ethnic identity in the United States. The ⟨-x⟩ suffix replaces the ⟨-o/-a⟩ ending of Latino and Latina that are typical of grammatical gender in Spanish.] and Black students taking place for Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College at the end of April. Another dubbed ‘FLI Graduation’ is for ‘first generation and/or low-income community.’ The school also hosts a ‘Lavender’ graduation for the ‘LGBTIAQ+ community.’”

I didn’t really want to get into all of this LGBTIAQ stuff right now, but we should know what we’re talking about here…, so here goes… 

Dr. Nyx McLean, for Independent Online, or IOL, a news and information website based in South Africa, writes, “LGBT, LGBTIAQ or LGBTIAQQAP+, the letters frustrate even members of the LGBTIAQ community who don’t always know what they all mean.”

Huh?

Envision me shaking my head.

It seems we’re not off on the right foot, but let’s continue anyway.

“The letters do not only represent sexual orientation or identity but also gender identity.”

What?

“The difference? Sexual orientation or identity is about who you are attracted to and how you act on this desire. Gender identity is about how you identify or do not identify with regards to your gender. Gender identity has expanded beyond the binary of man and woman and includes non-binary, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, agender, just to name a few.”

Sex and sexual orientation isn’t supposed to be this hard…, really.

“The L is for Lesbian: Self-identified womxn* (Womxn is the alternative writing of women to include transgender women) loving womxn. They have romantic, sexual or emotional relationships with womxn of the same gender.”

“The G is for Gay: Self-identified men loving men. They have romantic, sexual or emotional relationships with men of the same gender.”

“The B is for Bisexual: Someone who loves people of any gender. With the inclusion or social recognition that there is more than one gender, this sexual orientation is also called pansexual.”

“The T is for Transgender: Someone who does not fit their assigned gender identity. For instance, someone who may have been born female and raised as a girl but does not identify as a girl or woman but as a man or a non-binary person. They may undergo a transition either hormonal (taking estrogen or testosterone), surgical (gender-affirming surgeries) or they may not do either and simply present as the gender they identify with by dressing in a particular way that makes them feel more comfortable in their skin.”

“The I is for Intersex: Intersex is a person who is born with different chromosomes, sex hormones, genitals and do not align with what is typically a male or female body. It is far more common than we think with many children having corrective surgery after they are born and being raised as the gender that their genitals are best associated with. This medical intervention at birth is more and more being questioned with people proposing that children be allowed to express their gender before being assigned a gender that they may not identify with at a later stage.” 

“The A is for Asexual: Someone is asexual if they do not experience any sexual desire, attraction or feelings for another person. This does not mean that they cannot have romantic or platonic relationships but that these relationships are not founded on sexual desire but rather on feelings and human connection. Asexual people are often faced with an onslaught of advice from well-meaning people about how they haven’t met the right person or that they may be a different sexual orientation to how they’re being read but what this does is disrespect an asexual person’s identity. Trust a person to know what or who they do or do not desire.”

“The Q is for Queer: Queer is often used as a catch-all for the LGBTIAQ community. Queer is an identity in and of itself. It can mean not fitting into any particular label or sexual identity that exists (so not being straight, gay or bisexual), it is an identity outside of the norms that does not fit into the options that are available. Queer as a word was once used as a slur as is still derogatory but many people who identify as queer have reclaimed the word. Not everyone is comfortable using this word to describe themselves. How do you know if queer is being used in a derogatory way? If it is being thrown around to describe someone and there is a tone of anger, fear or hate, then chances are it is derogatory.”

“Other letters you may encounter, such as with the longer version of LGBTIAQQAP+ include these identities: questioning, allies, pansexual and + for everyone else who does not identify as heterosexual, cisgender or with any of the options available.”

Does that clear it up a little?

I’m sorry…, I know it doesn’t, but at least we tried.

Before we proceed, I’d just like to say, “does anyone really need to know what kind of sex you like or what sex you think you are? 

Personally, I don’t feel the need for anyone to know what the deal is with me, and I really don’t care what anyone else is, or does, as long as they don’t shove it in my face.

Isn’t this all personal information?

Most of us really don’t care what you think you are or whose bones you want to jump…, just in case you were wondering.   

Anyway…, getting back to Columbia University …,

“Due to coronavirus restrictions, the ceremonies will take place online.”

Soooo, wearing a mask and staying three apart from each other is unworkable?

I feel like the virus has become an excuse not to do things more than a safety thing at this point.

“It’s unclear when the separate ceremonies were announced, but Sunday was the deadline for nominating individuals in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and General Studies for the ‘Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cords.’”

Ooooh!

“Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cords!”

This must be the highest honor attainable at Columbia University!

You know…, being “multicultural” and all.

“Columbia University did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment [People usually aren’t too eager to comment on their stupidness.], and it’s unclear whether the ceremonies would necessarily exclude individuals of other races or backgrounds.”

I’m not sure how, since anyone can identify as anything these days!

Think about it.

On one hand we complete freedom of racial, gender, and sexual identification, and on the other hand they are segregating the students out by race, gender, and sexual preference…, not to mention segregation by economic status as well.

The hypocrisy is just overwhelming!!!

“The university is also hosting what appears to be a more general commencement ceremony [Otherwise known as the ceremony for whities!] on April 30.”

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“Real” women have rights too.

Without question, transgender individuals should not be denied their rights…, but not at the expense of the rights of natural biological women and girls.

Is plain old common sense a thing of the past?

According to Kansas Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., for Fox News, “Biden’s gender discrimination executive order will destroy women’s sports.”

“On the very first day of his presidency, Joe Biden took one giant leap backward for women’s rights when he issued an executive order forcing schools to allow student athletes to compete in sports based on their [chosen] gender identity instead of their biological sex.”

So, you’re telling me that one feeble, and cognitively challenged old man can wipe away women’s rights with one stroke of a pen?

How can that be possible?

Are we living in America, or are we living under some “bizarro world” dictator?

“This year we will celebrate the 49th anniversary of Title IX, which expanded civil rights for women and created opportunities for female athletes to compete. We should be focused on defending women’s rights – specifically women’s athletics – and not halting progress on historical efforts over the past half-century that made it possible for girls to have equal opportunities as boys when it comes to sports.” 

“For these reasons, I have joined my colleagues to introduce The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, legislation to protect athletic opportunities for female athletes. Our bill would remove the Title IX funding for schools that allow genetic boys to compete against girls.” 

“Regardless of sex, everyone should have access to opportunity and the ability to find their happiness. While those who are transgender are entitled to their rights, so too are girls who are just looking for an opportunity to compete against their peers, the genetically female ones.”

Agreed.

I mean, there are transgender females…,

… and then there are transgender females.

Adam Schrader, for DailyMail.com and the Associated Press reports that, ‘“This [Biden’s executive order] is clearly a politically motivated decision to side with radical activists over female athletes like Alanna [Smith],’ [attorney, Christiana] Holcomb said.”

How did everything get turned over to radical leftist activists all of a sudden?

We’ve got radical leftists activists dictating immigration policies, environmental policies, energy (gas/oil/coal) policies, election policies, education policies, freedom of speech policies, gun ownership policies, and sexual discrimination policies, as in this case.

“The lawyer also ripped the Biden administration for ‘pushing this so-called Equality Act’ which she said will ‘gut legal protections for women.’”

‘“[It] ignores the real physical differences between men and women – and threatens women’s privacy, women’s homeless shelters and yes, even women’s sports on a national level for female athletes like Alanna,’ Holcomb said.”

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong [who is fighting against biologically female athletes, like Alanna] said, “’Transgender girls are girls and every woman and girl deserves protection against discrimination. Period.”

“Connecticut is one of 17 states that allows high school athletes to compete in sports according to their gender identity without regulation.”

‘“Having separate boys’ and girls’ sports has always been based on biological differences, not what people believe about their gender, because those differences matter for fair competition,’ Holcomb said.”

“Trans girls should have the right to compete in sports. But cisgender girls should have the right to compete and succeed, too. How do you balance that? That’s the question.’”

Well, for starters, the answer is not to take away the rights of biologically female women and girls…, that’s for sure.  

I guess we just need to create another whole separate category under which transgender athletes compete against each other.

“Biden’s Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation expanded on last year’s Supreme Court Bostock v. Clayton County ruling. which protected LGBTQ people in the workplace.”

And I don’t think any fair-minded has an issue with LGBTQ protection in the workplace…, but those protections don’t cause other people to be threatened or treated unfairly as a result.  

“Biden’s order called on the head of each agency to consult with the Attorney General to review ‘all existing orders, regulations, guidance documents, policies, programs’ that relate to compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”

“The order also called on officials to ‘consider whether to revise, suspend, or rescind’ agency actions or enact new agency actions ‘as necessary to fully implement statutes that prohibit sex discrimination.’”

‘“Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports,’ Biden wrote in the order.”

I understand where this is coming from, but again, it should not be at the expense of other individuals.

“He added: ‘It is the policy of my Administration to prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, and to fully enforce Title VII and other laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.’”

Biden’s executive order states their goal is, “prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in school sports and elsewhere.”

The “sports” is one thing, but it’s the “elsewhere” part that should really worry everyone as well.

“Elsewhere” covers a lot of ground.

And that ground includes fitting rooms, locker rooms, bathrooms, and any other type of room that would suggest some kind of privacy based on sexual orientation.  

Maybe it’s time to dispense with the labels of men/boys, women/girls, and identity choices, and just differentiate by saying “people with penises” go here and “people with vaginas” go there, regardless of how you “identify” yourself.”   

I hope all of you “soccer moms” who voted for democrats are happy now.  

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Megan Rapinoe is a star player for the U.S. women’s soccer team…, and a “tool” for the fake liberal narrative.

There’s no doubt that Megan Rapinoe is a great soccer player…, but that doesn’t mean she has any special political insight, enlightenment, awareness or wisdom regarding the issues of the day…, it just means she’s good at playing soccer.

And her team, OUR team, the United States women’s soccer team, just won the women’s World Cup championship.

Even though she plays for the United States’ team, she chose to kneel during the playing of the national anthem before all of the games in the World Cup tournament.

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So Megan…, you kneel to disrespect our country, our flag, and our President, but you wear a flag on your uniform while you play in the games?  It seems like you are a bit confused and inconsistent.

In fact…, perhaps you should play for a country that is up to your liberal standards.  Perhaps Canada, France…, or maybe Venezuela?

Here’s a newsflash for you Megan…, nobody is forcing you to play for OUR team!

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You have stated, “Your message is excluding people. You’re excluding me, you’re excluding people that look like me, you’re excluding people of color, you’re excluding Americans that maybe support you,” referring to President Trump.

I would like to ask Ms. Rapinoe how she feels The President is “excluding people?”

I listen to President Trump quite a bit, and I have heard him say nothing that excludes anyone…, in fact quite the opposite.  It seems like she is just drinking that fake news liberal Kool-Aid and regurgitating it as if it was the gospel truth!

I would challenge her to quote any of The President’s words that would substantiate her hate for the man.

She won’t, because she can’t, because those quotes don’t exist.

She added, again referring to President Trump, “We need to have a reckoning because you’re harking back to an era that was not great for everyone — it might have been great for a few people, and maybe America is great for a few people right now, but it’s not great for enough Americans in this world.  You have an incredible responsibility as the chief of this country to take care of every single person, and you need to do better for everyone.”

Yes Megan…, he is harkening back to an era that you know nothing about.  You didn’t even exist.  In fact…, if your mother was a pro-abortion lesbian like yourself, it is doubtful you would have ever existed!

Also…, another newsflash…, no country is ever going to be all things to all of its people, and it’s not The President’s responsibility to “take care of every single person.”  Although I know that is the belief of those who desire a “nanny state.”

The President represents our country and should do his best to do and promote things that will make our country and our lives better.

Rapinoe has described herself as a “walking protest,” and she has famously said she, “would not be “going to the f*****g White House,” if the women’s team won the World Cup.

Here we go with the liberal potty mouth again.  What is it with these confused liberals and the “f” word?

Rapinoe has also said, “I don’t think anyone on the team has any interest in lending the platform that we’ve worked so hard to build, and the things that we fight for, and the way that we live our life — I don’t think that we want that to be co-opted or corrupted by this administration.”

What?

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I think she just said she doesn’t want their liberal “reputations” tarnished or their membership in the “liberal club” evoked by even being seen with The President.

She added that allowing the White House to “put us on display” didn’t “make sense for us at all,” adding that “there are so many other people that I would rather talk to and have meaningful conversations that could really affect change in Washington than going to the White House.”

I’d like to hear those “meaningful conversations.”

Rapinoe has accepted the invitations that she and her teammates have received from democrat politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, however, and “to anyone else that wants to invite us and have a real substantive conversation, and that believes in the same things that we believe in.”

How stunningly partisan of you Megan!

And what an inspiring display of intolerance on your part.

These liberals can’t see the forest because of the trees.

Oh…, and by the way Megan…, have you ever stopped and considered that the transgender policies that you and your democrat friends promote will probably put an end to women’s sports as we know them?

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You claim to be an advocate of women’s rights and equality, but you’re really just a gay liberal puppet putting on a bad show.

You’re such an inspiring and effective spokesperson for young girls all across our nation, as you pull the rug out from under them.

Idiot.

Now we have learned that, according to Ryan Gaydos, of Fox News, ‘“Posters of U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe were vandalized at a New York City subway station and police were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime,’ officials said.”

“The posters, some of which feature Rapinoe — clad in her U.S. soccer jersey — with the words ‘Dream with us’ scrawled across the center, had hateful messages written across her face and forehead, the New York Post reported, citing law enforcement sources.”

“The messages reportedly included words and phrases such as ‘shemale and screw this h-.’ ‘At least six Rapinoe posters were vandalized at the subway station located near Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan,’ police said.”

‘“Hate has no place in the transit system’ MTA spokesman Shams Tarek told the newspaper.”

But apparently hate does have a place in our national discourse when it comes to President Trump…, right, Megan?

Right, CNN?

Right, to the rest of our liberal propaganda media?

Rapinoe, who is gay, [which shouldn’t be any of our business] is an outspoken activist for the LGBT [Lesian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender] community and women’s rights.

It would appear that the democrats are telling women, and girls, that they have no rights…, except the right to remain silent when their best interests diverge from the liberal narrative.

 

CNN’s Caroline Kelly also contributed to this article.

 

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I’m offended by you always being offended!

Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!  America is still a “free” country!

We have freedom of speech here.

We have freedom of expression here.

I am free to be whatever I want or say whatever I want or think whatever I want and you have the right not to like it and vice versa.

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You can choose to be offended all you want, and I have the right not to care and vice versa.

In the case I’m looking at here, a Kentucky BBQ restaurant is being attacked for “LGBTQ” shirts they are selling that have been deemed “offensive” by some.

In many places around the country, LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer.”  On the other hand, many people don’t know what LGBTQ means, and they don’t really care.

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According to Anna Hopkins for Fox News, “A Kentucky barbecue joint is facing serious blowback after some of their merchandise has been deemed inappropriate and offensive to the LGBTQ community.”

“Belle’s Smoking BBQ, which operates out of a food truck based in Williamstown, Ky., promoted their new t-shirts on social media this week, which are emblazoned with the slogan, ‘I support LGBTQ – Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ.’”

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“Many were quick to respond …, calling the misappropriation of the ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer’ slogan bigoted and harmful.”

Unless I’m mistaken, and from what I was able to learn, I’m not, the LGBTQ acronym is not legally trademarked.  This means anybody is free to use that acronym any way they want…, have it mean anything they want…, and have it stand for anything they want.

As much as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community wants to believe they own that acronym…, they don’t.

‘“I posted the shirt for new swag and it just went out of hand and it got blowed up,’ Belle’s Smoking BBQ owner Jamie Smith told Fox 19.  He added that even before advertising the shirts on Facebook, he had sold about 100 of the shirts.”

“After the post went viral and was inundated with negative comments, Belle’s Smoking BBQ removed it from Facebook and issued a statement apologizing, but also arguing that some individuals were behaving hypocritically by calling their shirts hateful while also making threats to the owners.”

‘“Belle’s Smoking BBQ apologizes if we have offended any groups, organizations or individuals with our shirts,’ the statement began.”

‘“We respect all beliefs and lifestyles and want no ill will towards anyone. We know each person has their own thoughts and beliefs but we are hurt that the people who are saying, “stop the hate” are the ones coming at us with the harassing messages and threatening phone calls. Again we apologize for any hurt feelings and thank our supporters who truly know us.’”

The only people who have to worry about public opinion are politicians and businesses.  Hence the apology.

But the bottom line with all of this “being offended” stuff is we can never make everyone happy.  Someone is always going to find a reason to be offended…, about something…, even if it’s just one out of a million.

Case in point from a recent headline:

“LGBTQ GROUPS CONDEMN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S CAMPAIGN TO END CRIMINALIZATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY WORLDWIDE AS STUNT”

What!?

Yes…, “LGBTQ GROUPS CONDEMN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S CAMPAIGN TO END CRIMINALIZATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY WORLDWIDE AS STUNT”

According to Hollie McKay for Fox News, “The Trump administration, spearheaded by the openly gay U.S Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, announced a new initiative aimed at bringing an end to the criminalization of homosexuality worldwide.”

“Wow,” you might say…, that’s a pretty noble initiative by President Trump and his administration.

“On January 10 in the southwestern Iranian city of Kazeroon, a 31-year-old man was publicly hanged, according to state-run media, after being found in guilty of the ultimate crime: homosexuality.”

“The man, whose identity was not released, was just one of more than 6,000 alleged to have been executed under the Islamic republic’s Sharia penal system. What’s more, Iran is just one of 73 countries where homosexuality is criminalized, and one of eight nations, alongside Afghanistan, Brunei, Mauritania, Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Somalia, where it is classified as an offense punishable by death.”

‘“The United States continues to work to protect and defend human rights for all. Governments have an obligation to ensure that all people can freely enjoy the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms to which they are entitled,’ a State Department spokesperson told Fox News this week. ‘Working to advance longstanding U.S. policy around human rights is the kind of work our Ambassadors do all around the world every day.’”

So what kind of problem could the LGBTQ community in The United States have with this type of initiative you might ask?  What would cause them to label the initiative as a “stunt?”

“The initiative has in large part not been praised my many gay, lesbian and transgender rights groups and activists in the United States, and has actually been met with considerable backlash and skepticism.”

“Jeremy Kadden, Senior International Policy Advocate for the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization in the country, told Fox News: ‘If this commitment is real, we have a lot of questions about their intentions and commitments, and are eager to see what proof and action will follow.’”

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“James Esseks, Director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project also censured the initiative. ‘Any talk from the Trump administration about improving life for LGBTQ people in other countries will ring hollow for the millions of LGBTQ people in America who have been under attack by this administration from day one,’ he stressed. ‘If the Trump administration wants to reduce the very real violence and discrimination faced by LGBTQ people, it should start at home by ensuring LGBTQ people are protected by our nation’s civil rights laws.’”

And Tarah Demant, Director of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity Program at Amnesty International pointed out that ‘Amnesty stands with activists calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality,’ but said they were concerned that key LGBT groups in the United States were not invited to the Grenell-led summit to kick of the campaign in Berlin this month.”

Oh, I get it now.  The anointed LGBTQ keepers of the discrimination “holy grail” were not paid proper homage to.

As usual with liberals…, it’s more about what is said than what is actually done.  The fact that this may actually help LGBTQ people around the world doesn’t really matter.  What only matters to these people is that they keep their cottage industry of being offended alive in order to justify their own existence.

Some members of the media and policy experts “view the vilifying of the campaign with collective frustration.”

‘“The left, and many on the right, have expressed concern about the harsh penalties for homosexuality in other nations for an extremely long time,’ noted Adam Weiss, CEO of AMW, a public relations firm. ‘President Trump is constantly hit with a barrage of baseless claims that he is harmful to the LGBT community, but this effort could potentially save many lives around the globe. Even when he is helping, they insist that he is hurting. It’s madness.’”

“According to Dan Gainor, VP of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center, ‘it’s a case of being damned if you do and damned if you do not.’”

“You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time.” – Abraham Lincoln

On a side note…, a new “app” has been developed that identifies restaurants and businesses that are safe for conservatives to visit.

Think about that for a minute.

Have they needed an app that identifies restaurants and businesses that are safe for LGBTQ individuals to visit?

Just sayin’.

 

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