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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconMay-6 6:33 AM 
To: Impeach Xo Bai Den!! (ducky1988) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (609 of 667) 
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May 6, 2022

         This makes sense, as I do not recall Disney cartoons or movies containing hidden political and/or woke agenda propaganda.

Walt would have never allowed Disney's political activism

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill passed by the Republican-majority legislature that revokes a special tax exemption and other privileges for Walt Disney World in Orlando. This was in response to the company’s current leadership and some of its employees, who have protested another bill signed by the governor that prohibits the teaching of gender issues in kindergarten through third grade. Activists and the media have mislabeled it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, though the word “gay” appears nowhere in the legislation.

Walt Disney World was given tax breaks and was extended other privileges nearly 50 years ago because lawmakers then believed it would create jobs, attract tourists and produce sales-tax revenue. It has been a roaring success, bringing $5 billion annually to the state.

Until recently, the Disney organization stayed out of the culture wars and politics, preferring to maintain the vision founder Walt Disney had for what came to be known as “family entertainment.”

What would Walt Disney, who died in 1966, think of his company today? In Neal Gabler’s biography "Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American imagination,"
 we learn that while Walt was sometimes opinionated, especially when it came to his anti-communism beliefs, he wanted to keep Disneyland, Disney World and his animated characters free of politics, preferring fantasy and storytelling.

Gabler writes: “Walt hadn’t really been a conservative or a Republican or much of anything else for the better part of his adult life. . . . He had voted for Roosevelt in 1936 . . . and though he had supported Republican Wendell Willkie in 1940 . . . he declined a request from the Willkie campaign for an endorsement, writing, ‘a long time ago I found out that I knew nothing whatsoever about the game of politics and since then I’ve preferred to keep silent about the entire matter rather than see my name attached to any statement that was not my own.'”

Gabler found a letter from someone who was lobbying Walt to make a film reel of flags with patriotic music. Walt responded, “I don’t go in for billboard patriotism.” Joe Grant, who Gabler says accompanied Walt on several wartime visits to Washington, said of him, “He was very apolitical, believe me.”

That wasn’t entirely true. Walt joined several conservatives, writes Gabler, including Ginger Rogers, George Murphy (who later became a Republican senator from California) and Robert Montgomery “in forming a Hollywood Republican Committee to counteract the more liberal Progressive Citizens of America.” ~~~~~~~

It is a pattern the current Disney leadership has not followed and why it is now suffering what should have been predictable consequences. The Disney organization should follow the vision and example of its founder and not engage in statements and actions that can only undermine his vision and the company’s success. If it doesn’t reverse course, it could lead to an irreparable tarnishing of the Disney brand and what has long been considered a “magic kingdom.”

 
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From: Impeach Xo Bai Den!! (ducky1988) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-6 10:50 AM 
To: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon  (610 of 667) 
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Yup, Walt was middle-America, born and bred, with the same ideals that thousands grew up with during the first of the last century.  The backbone of the US.

It wasn't until he died that the ideologues crept in and took over.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconMay-8 7:49 AM 
To: Impeach Xo Bai Den!! (ducky1988) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (611 of 667) 
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May 8, 2022

              "Americans, of all parties, are mad as hell about Disney’s attempt to sexualize children and force a radical agenda on them."

           They had to know this was coming, yet they pursued the course anywhere. It is brazen fiduciary irresponsibility, and I think that their stockholders should sue them, which I am confident has not escaped they eyes of the top class action attorneys. 

TROUBLE AT DISNEY: Conservative AARP Alternative, AMAC, Is “Overwhelming” Woke Disney Execs With Tens of Thousands of Phone Calls and Emails

According to The Daily Wire, conservative political pundit Dan Bongino received a message from a Disney insider who told him that Disney executives are tracking the “overwhelming” number of negative phone calls and emails they’re receiving regarding the company’s stated, not-so-secret gay-trans activism and attempts to sexualize children’s entertainment.

This outcry is being led by Association of Mature American Citizens’ (AMAC) activism non-profit, the conservative alternative to AARP. Two weeks ago AMAC Action launched a nationwide campaign on the conservative advocacy platform AlignAct targeting Disney executives and the response from Americans has been indeed been “overwhelming.”

Finally, freedom-love Americans’ voices are being heard loud and clear by the woke corporate executives at Disney. So far tens of thousands of phone calls and emails to the executives at Disney have been generated. Americans, of all parties, are mad as hell about Disney’s attempt to sexualize children and force a radical agenda on them.

Thanks to AMAC Action and AlignAct, people don’t just need to be mad, they can actually do something about it. In less than 60 seconds anyone in America can contact the “woke radicals” running Disney. You can join their national campaign hereAccording to AMAC Action’s AlignAct campaign, “We think [Walt] Disney would be as concerned about what’s happening [to his company] as we are. And we think he would say it’s time for concerned Americans to take a stand for the health and safety of our children!”

If Disney refuses to drop their woke agenda the millions of people contacting them are threatening to “stop spending our money on Disney parks, merchandise, programming, and more.”

 

 
From: Impeach Xo Bai Den!! (ducky1988) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-8 11:07 AM 
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Ooooo... this is getting good!

<grabs pallet of popcorn>

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconMay-11 5:17 AM 
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May 11, 2022

        "While those seeking puberty blockers or surgical procedures are referred elsewhere, Planned Parenthood is offering access to cross-sex hormones, promoting gender ideology in sex ed programs, and establishing “well-being centers” in local high schools."

https://thefederalist.com/2022/05/10/planned-parenthood-profits-big-from-getting-kids-hooked-on-transgender-hormones-through-the-school-to-clinic-pipeline/

Planned Parenthood Profits Big From Getting Kids Hooked On Transgender Hormones Through The School-To-Clinic Pipeline

Long the nation’s chief abortion provider, Planned Parenthood has branched out. Its latest endeavor? Sterilizing America’s youth. Planned Parenthood has quietly been in the gender transition business since at least  2017. Today, more than a third of its offices — 239 clinics in more than 40 states — provide transgender services. And it’s not stopping there.

While those seeking puberty blockers or surgical procedures are referred elsewhere, Planned Parenthood is offering access to cross-sex hormones, promoting gender ideology in sex ed programs, and establishing “well-being centers” in local high schools. The organization is looking to cash in on gender transition for years to come.

Easy Access - Just how readily does Planned Parenthood provide the gender-confused with cross-sex hormones? Consider the case of detransitioner Helena Kirschner. She received testosterone during her first visit — without blood work or a mental health referral. Sadly, Kirschner is not the exception. Offices guarantee that patients can receive hormones without an evaluation of their mental health. They also promise that, in most cases, patients can expect same-day prescriptions.

Already thousands of kids are getting hormones like candy. Three California regional offices of Planned Parenthood recorded almost 4,000 gender-related visits from July 2019 to June 2021. In one California region, more than 750 cycles of hormones were prescribed in a year. These numbers are not representative for California; other Planned Parenthood offices in the state don’t even bother reporting these services. ~~~~~~~ We know that 88 to 98 percent of gender dysphoric kids will reconcile with their biological sex if allowed to go through puberty “untreated.” Moreover, those who do transition are estimated to be 19 times more likely to commit suicide than their peers.

Comprehensive Sex-Ed - Even before Planned Parenthood helps minors transition, it teaches them to desire it. Across the country, schools hire Planned Parenthood or its affiliates to lead sex ed. And its reach is not insignificant. Nationally, 1.2 million students receive Planned Parenthood’s affiliate sex ed programming each year, according to the organization’s last annual report. While curriculum requirements vary by state, these programs promote everything from abortion and the morning-after pill to gender fluidity and transition. By indoctrinating youth, the abortion giant creates the demand it needs to profit from gender services. ~~~~~~~

Ultimately, Planned Parenthood’s rapid expansion of services should raise alarm. Planned Parenthood is no longer a danger just to the pregnant and the unborn, but to every teen as well. ~~~~~~~ In Congress, members must remain vigilant against the Equality Act, which would make the school-to-surgery pipeline a permanent fixture of American society. Lawmakers should also consider Hyde-like riders to ensure the Biden administration can’t redirect federal dollars to help Planned Parenthood sterilize our kids.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconMay-16 8:41 AM 
To: Impeach Xo Bai Den!! (ducky1988) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (614 of 667) 
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May 16, 2022 - CANADA

          "Some Canadian provincial , such as that of British Columbia, ?are even purging from their law books references to both “mother” and “father,” along with all references to a person’s sex." 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada removed gender from name, now goes by ‘BGC’

While much of Canada was in lockdown in the spring of 2021, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canadaclub for kids with an over 100-year history of helping disadvantaged youth, removed “boys” and “girls” from its name “Not every young person identifies as a boy or a girl. So we’ve changed our name to reflect that,” says a video message posted last spring by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, which now goes by the name “BGC Canada.” “At BGC no kid or teen is ever turned away, no matter their backgrounds, no matter their circumstances.”  ~~~~~~~  The adoption of what are termed “trans inclusive” pronouns has been heavily promoted by those in the LGBT movement. This is despite the hard reality of one’s biological sex, as well many people’s religious beliefs which hold that God created “man” and “woman.”  This is also despite the fact that, statistically speaking, only 0.33 percent of Canadians identify as “transgender” or “non-binary.” 

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconMay-17 5:24 AM 
To: Impeach Xo Bai Den!! (ducky1988) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (615 of 667) 
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May 17, 2022

           Staying quiet about who you are is not the same thing as changing who you are. Now that you have done the public the service of letting people know exactly who you are, the public do not want anything to do with you anymore, and staying quiet about it will not change that.

From now on, Disney will remain quiet about politics, report says

Disney plans to keep quiet about politics after publicly sparring with Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis over legislation related to LGBT content in education, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“This was shock and awe from the governor,” Republican Florida state Sen. Jeff Brandes, who voted against the Disney bill told the WSJ. “It just shows how big a challenge Disney faced in saying anything at all in the legislative process.”

Republican lawmakers reportedly told Adam Babington, Disney’s top government affairs official in Florida, that the company may be able to salvage their special district if they stepped out of the public fight, according to the WSJ. “Cool it off. Let’s not make a big deal about this,” said Babington, according to the WSJ.

“Waging culture wars against common-sense legislation – on parental rights and child safeguarding – is bad for business, particularly for a company that has built a successful brand over the decades by marketing wholesome entertainment to families,” DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“No corporation could possibly have swayed Governor DeSantis’ dedication to protecting kids and parents’ rights,” Pushaw said. “Disney’s vow to ‘repeal’ HB 1557 and overrule the majority of Floridians, as well as our legitimately elected government, has backfired as expected.”

Disney publicly opposed Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, which bans classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in kindergarten through third grade. The company initially ignored the legislation, which critics and LGBT activists call the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, but CEO Bob Chapek voiced opposition to the bill following a media pressure campaign highlighting Disney’s silence.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconMay-18 1:10 AM 
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May 18, 2022

        "Still, it appears the decision is already paying dividends. According to The Wall Street Journal, CEOs are rethinking going woke and asking how they can stay out of the firing line in the future."

Ron DeSantis' Strategic Strike on Disney Starts to Pay Dividends

The last several weeks have been full of consternation from the left and right over Gov. Ron DeSantis' move to strip The Walt Disney Company of its special-governing status. That followed a fierce public battle in which Disney trashed Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education law, vowing to see it overturned. That law simply forbids the teaching of sexuality or so-called “gender theory” to small children, K-3rd grade.

Things really touched off, though, once a leaked video from an internal Disney meeting showed producers and executives talking about a “not-so-secret gay agenda” and the forcing of sexuality into programming meant for kids.

Whether DeSantis had the power to do what he did has never really been in question. Clearly, corporations are not legally entitled to their own fiefdoms at the expense of taxpayers. Rather, philosophical arguments have taken center stage. Namely, whether the Florida governor’s move qualifies as suppressing free speech.

Still, it appears the decision is already paying dividends. According to The Wall Street Journal, CEOs are rethinking going woke and asking how they can stay out of the firing line in the future.

In private meetings and coaching sessions over the past few weeks, top business leaders have been asking a version of the same question: How can we avoid becoming the next Walt Disney

The fallout from the recent political spat between Disney and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has alarmed leaders across the corporate sphere, according to executives and their advisers, and heightened the challenges for chief executive officers navigating charged topics.

The rest is behind a paywall, but you get the idea. After what DeSantis did, top business leaders are concerned that they could lose special tax benefits and other crony-capitalist arrangements that give them an advantage over normal people.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconMay-19 7:27 AM 
To: RavYBN  (617 of 667) 
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May 19, 2022

          “Dispensers have been installed in all elementary and middle school girls’ restrooms, and more will be installed in all remaining bathrooms, including boys’ restrooms, next year.”

             Do you not find this objectionable. Why should boys have to wait until next year for their tampons and sanitary pads, when the girls can have them right away? Oops. I'm sorry. Did I use those insensitive words, "boy," and "girl"?

Portland schools offer free feminine-hygiene products in boys' bathrooms for 'menstruating students'

Portland Public Schools plans to provide free menstrual products in both the boys’ and girls’ bathrooms as districts move to comply with an Oregon state law for “menstruating students.”

“Starting next year (2022-23), products will be available in all restrooms (male, female, and all-gender) in every PPS building where education occurs,” said the April 19 memo titled “Update on PPS Implementation of Menstrual Dignity Act.”

 

Last year, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed HR 3294, which requires K-12 public schools and universities to stock bathrooms with tampons and sanitary pads at no cost to students to give them the “opportunity for safe, dignified self-care.”

“To ensure timely compliance, PPS ordered 500 dispensers,” said the PPS memo posted on the Harriet Tubman Middle School website.

“Dispensers have been installed in all elementary and middle school girls’ restrooms, and more will be installed in all remaining bathrooms, including boys’ restrooms, next year.”

 

 
From: JEFF10307May-19 11:46 AM 
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That's the French for you.

 

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