Saturday, August 24, 2019

Charlie Hurt reacts to AOC calling Electoral College a racist 'scam'



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Overstock CEO Resigns After Exposing FBI Witch Hunt Plot



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Gillette CEO says losing 8 billion, going woke and broke, campaign was worth it


Gillette CEO Says the Billions of Dollars Lost Over the “Toxic Masculinity” Ad Was Worth It

Posted at 3:30 pm on August 02, 2019 by Brandon Morse

 

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Gillette’s infamous ad that pushed the idea that men contain “toxic masculinity” is a perfect example of how not to advertise your product. The ad not only created a firestorm of controversy online, but it also helped cost the company billions of dollars.

That would be $5.24 billion to be exact.

(READ: Gillette’s “Woke” Ad That Insulted Men Cost P&G Billions)

But according to Gillette CEO Gary Coombe, the billions of dollars that the company cost parent company Proctor and Gamble was totally worth it. According to MarketingWeek, the ad was a “price worth paying” if it helped to reach the millennial generation.

“I don’t enjoy that some people were offended by the film and upset at the brand as a consequence,” said Coombe. “That’s not nice and goes against every ounce of training I’ve had in this industry over a third of a century. But I am absolutely of the view now that for the majority of people to fall more deeply in love with today’s brands you have to risk upsetting a small minority and that’s what we’ve done.”

Coombe is telling himself fantasies.

You don’t lose that much money because you upset a “small minority” of people. This is billions of dollars gone. You upset an entire sex by essentially telling them that every radical feminist claim about them is true. This includes millennials who turned their back on the shaving company after they attempted the most off-putting “how do you do fellow kids” moment in modern history.

Coombe’s mentioned his industry training over a third of a century long. It’s my belief that this training is part of what got him in trouble. Usually, when something like this happens, a boycott may only last for so long. However, we’re living in the age of the internet. We can now have our needs shipped straight to our door by pressing a few buttons on our phone.

Before that, we would go to the store to pick up our products, and over time we may forget our anger at a brand and pick it up if the price is right. Now we have subscriptions to products, with shaving being a popular one. We don’t have to go to the store and be tempted to forgive. Our new shaving products come right to our door every other week.

Coombe tried to appeal to younger men by insulting them based on a movement that became infamous as quickly as it became famous in an age where his product is less popular than ever, and different methods of doing business have taken hold.

Coombe made a horrific call and the proof is in the numbers. Now we’ll see if the good Captain Coombe learns from it, or continues to poke massive holes into the side of his ship in the name of looking “woke.”

 

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Friday, August 23, 2019

AOC Commands the Media

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American Workers Are Winning


“The U.S. economy has added millions of jobs, and even long-neglected sectors like manufacturing are having a resurgence,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross writes in Fox Business. Economic health has rebounded from the lows of the Obama Administration.

“Among the continuous good economic news, wage growth for America’s workers has taken center stage. For the first time since 2009, year over year nominal hourly wage growth met or surpassed 3 percent under the Trump Administration.”

With inflation in check, “not only are wages growing but the slow growth in consumer prices means that American workers’ dollars are going farther.”

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“Health care is the only good or service in the United States that Americans buy and use without first knowing its cost — and that needs to change," healthcare policy expert Scott Atlas writes for CNN Business. “The Trump administration is trying to institute a dose of free market reform that promises to disrupt American health care. In a flurry of pro-consumer moves, improving price transparency has been at the center of the administration's plan to reduce the cost of health care through competition.”
“Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that the trade agreement the Trump administration has forged with Mexico and Canada could be the ‘template for all our future trade deals’ with the European Union, Japan and China,” Chad Livengood reports in Crain’s Detroit Business. “Make no mistake about it, by passing the USMCA, it will strengthen the president's hand in negotiations with China,” the Vice President said.
U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of nearly 200 illegal immigrants near a base in New Mexico over the weekend. “The group consisted mostly of families and unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,” Danielle Wallace reports for Fox News. “Large groups like these exacerbate the current immigration process further impacting our workforce, facilities, and resources,” Interim Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez said. “I commend the incredible work of our Border Patrol Agents who continue to push forward through this border crisis.”

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On Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents saved the lives of 28 illegal immigrants as they attempted to cross the Rio Grande River into America.

These kinds of heroic acts—U.S. law enforcement officers putting their own lives at risk to save others—are the sort of stories that don’t make the news much anymore. Corporate media profits much more from division and anger than they do from uniting Americans.

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These illegal aliens were the victims of human smugglers and included 14 children ranging from 8 months to 17 years of age. After they were left stranded in high-current waters, U.S. Border Patrol agents acted swiftly, pulling the Honduran nationals into their vessel and out of harm’s way.

“These individuals found themselves in a life-threating situation, which is unfortunate and far too common as smugglers continue to show no empathy for people they attempt to cross illegally into the United States,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz said.

“Had our agents not been there to provide rescue efforts, the situation could have ended in tragedy.”

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Remembering the forgotten men and women of America


It wasn’t long ago that Washington had all but given up on our country’s blue-collar workers—especially those in the supposedly outdated manufacturing and energy sectors. The message that the “experts” tried to sell was that these industries were in decline, and with the rise of globalization, nothing could be done to change that.

Former President Obama even famously mocked then-candidate Donald J. Trump’s pledge to bring these jobs back. “What magic wand do you have?” President Obama asked. It turns out no magic wand was necessary—just a President who was willing to fight for forgotten workers across our country with policies that put U.S. industry first.

🎬 Watch: President Trump tours new Pennsylvania manufacturing plant

From day one, President Trump challenged the Beltway’s prevailing wisdom and unleashed a policy agenda that’s made life easier for America’s small businesses. Employer and worker tax cuts, deregulation, and new trade deals have helped create more than 6.2 million jobs and driven the unemployment rate to a near 50-year low.

While President Trump toured Shell’s new Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, he explained that it’s a new dawn for American energy and manufacturing.

“With your help, we’re not only unleashing American energy—we’re restoring the glory of American manufacturing, and we are reclaiming our noble heritage as a nation of builders again,” he told factory workers. All the while, the critics “expected you to stay on the sidelines, silence your voices, and surrender the future of our nation.”

By 2020, the United States is now predicted to export more energy than it imports for the first time since 1953. Today, we're also the largest crude oil producer in the world.

Blue-collar jobs are surging for the first time in decades. All told, 523,000 manufacturing jobs have been added since President Trump took office. Only 287,000 were created during all of President Obama’s final three years as commander in chief.

Speaking in Detroit today, Vice President Mike Pence explained why. “Wages are rising at the fastest pace in more than a decade,” he told the Detroit Economic Club. “And maybe most important of all to the President and me: that wages are rising fastest for blue-collar working Americans. The forgotten men and women of America are forgotten no more.”

By the numbers: American energy and manufacturing is back!

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Trump ATTACKS birthright citizenship 14th Amendment?



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