Good News Friday: May 6,'22
MAY 6, 2022
It's Friday, that day each week when we take a look at the Good News and rejoice in our victories, large and small.
1- We think, at last, we have their attention!
Ron DeSantis' Strategic Strike on Disney Starts to Pay Dividends
QUOTE: ....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.
2- In Ohio, Democrats saw "turnout DOWN 27% in their primary relative to 2018. On the Republican side, turnout UP 28%."
Despite SCOTUS Roe Leak, Republicans Double Democrat Turnout in Ohio Primaries
QUOTE: The Supreme Court's potential decision to overrule Roe v. Wade certainly did not prompt Democrat voters to turn up at Ohio's midterm primaries on Tuesday.
The House Democrat's campaign chief Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) announced after Politico's bombshell report on Monday night that abortion will "now" become the "central choice" in the November midterms and claimed that "only Democrats will protect our freedoms." But despite the Democrat Party's attempt to rile their base over the supposed "right" to end the lives of unborn children, Republican voters doubled Democrat voters in the Ohio gubernatorial primary just a day after the Supreme Court's potential ruling was leaked.
Ohio's primaries truly tested the power of an endorsement from former President Donald Trump — all 22 candidates in Ohio and Indiana endorsed by Trump won in a clean sweep of Tuesday's primaries, indicating the strength of a Trump endorsement is as mighty as it has ever been.
3- Oh gee, things just keep looking worse for Obama content controlled Netflix.
Nightmare: Netflix Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit Alleging Executives Misled Investors Amid Subscriber Exodus
QUOTE: As its stock tanks and its subscribers continue to flee, Netflix is now facing a shareholder lawsuit accusing the left-wing streamer of misleading investors about the difficulties the company was experiencing in retaining customers.
The lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in a northern California federal court, covers Netflix shareholders who bought the stock between October 19, 2021 and April 19, 2022 — a period during which the value of the stock plummeted a stunning 67 percent.
"As a result of Defendants' wrongful acts and omissions, and the precipitous decline in the market value of the Company's securities, Plaintiff and other Class members have suffered significant losses and damages," the court filing states.
The suit, which is being brought by a trustee of an entity called the Imperium Irrevocable Trust, cited public statements made by Netflix during its most recent third and fourth quarter earnings reports in which the company painted an optimistic picture of subscriber growth.
But the truth was revealed last month when Netflix dropped a bombshell on its investors, reporting the company had lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022 and, worse yet, is expecting to lose a whopping 2 million more customers in the months ahead.
4- California Governor Newsom has hinted that he may support keeping the state's last remaining nuclear power plant open beyond its scheduled shutdown. This would be a shocking change of direction sure to make Greenie heads explode. But it is more than likely a head fake. Michael Shellenberger, Newsom's gubernatorial rival, has spent six years trying to keep this plant open.
Keeping nuclear energy as an option would help make America energy independent ....again.
A longer life for Diablo Canyon? Newsom touts nuke extension
QUOTE: Facing possible electricity shortages, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday raised the possibility that the state's sole remaining nuclear power plant might continue operating beyond a planned closing by 2025, an idea that could revive a decades-old fight over earthquake safety at the site.
The Democratic governor has no direct authority over the operating license for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, which sits on a seaside bluff above the Pacific midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. But the governor floated the idea that plant owner Pacific Gas & Electric could seek a share of $6 billion in federal funding the Biden administration established to rescue nuclear plants at risk of closing.
"The Governor is in support of keeping all options on the table to ensure we have a reliable (electricity) grid," spokeswoman Erin Mellon said. "This includes considering an extension to Diablo Canyon, which continues to be an important resource as we transition to clean energy."
Research from scientists at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has concluded that delaying Diablo Canyon's retirement to 2035 would save California $2.6 billion in power system costs, reduce the chances of brownouts and lower carbon emissions. When the research was presented in November, former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the nation is not positioned in the near-term to go to 100% renewable energy.
There are 55 commercial nuclear power plants with 93 nuclear reactors in 28 U.S. states. Nuclear power already provides about 20% of electricity in the U.S., or about half the nation's carbon-free energy.
5- In our Federalist system we still have the freedom to pack up and move when leaders make decisions that are bad.
California's population shrinks for the second year in a row
QUOTE: The population of California continues to shrink, as residents flee the state's high cost of living and rising crime.
California's population declined again in 2021 for the second consecutive year, state officials said Monday, the result of a slowdown in births and immigration coupled with an increase in deaths and people leaving the state.
Critics point to the steady stream of people leaving California as an indictment on the state's policies, which are set by Governor Gavin Newsom and his fellow Democrats in the state legislature.
About 280,000 more people left California for other states than moved here in 2021, continuing a decades-long trend.
With an estimated 39,185,605 residents at the end of the year, California is still the most populous US state, putting it far ahead of second-place Texas and its 29.5 million residents.
But after years of strong growth brought California tantalizingly close to the 40 million milestone, the state's population is now roughly back to where it was in 2016 after declining by 117,552 people this year.
6- On June 6, one of the largest insurance companies in the country no longer requires ANYONE to show proof of the Covid-CCP injection.
Prudential Financial - the largest US insurer - is ending its Covid vaccine requirement
QUOTE: Whether you are an employee, contractor, or visitor, you will no longer need a Covid vaccine to walk into a Prudential Financial building as of June 6.
Hmm. Sounds like Prudential doesn't see much benefit in mRNA vaccines for Covid.
But what would they know? They're only the largest American health and life insurance company by assets (second by policies written). Not like they have a lot of data to check...
7- A good step towards recognizing that many do not need to be forced to be injected.
New Tennessee Law: Natural Immunity Against COVID-19 Must Be Recognized
QUOTE: A bill declaring prior COVID-19 infections—and thus natural immunity—must be treated the same as having received a COVID-19 "vaccine" has become law in Tennessee.
The bill states, "the immune protection gained from a prior COVID-19 infection is at least as protective against COVID-19 as a COVID-19 vaccine." It continues, adding, "there is, therefore, no rational basis to treat individuals who have had a previous COVID-19 infection differently than individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine."
The bill defines naturally acquired immunity as "an acquired specific immune system response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus [that is] acquired naturally as a result of an individual's prior infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus."
According to the law, natural immunity can be verified by a letter from a licensed physician or documentation from a lab test showing antibody, memory cell, or T cell immunity.
The law states that "a governmental entity, local education agency, or school shall not adopt or enforce a statute, ordinance, rule, policy, or practice arising from COVID-19" that fails to recognize the amendments adopted by the new legislation. And the same stipulations apply to private businesses.
8- It is a nationwide trend that public schools have declining enrollment leading to cut budgets and school closings. It is always good when even one child is spared indoctrination from the Teacher's Unions.
Headcounts are down at public schools. Now budgets are too.
QUOTE: A school system in suburban Kansas City is eliminating over 100 jobs, including kindergarten aides and library clerks. Oakland, California, is closing seven schools. Other districts around the country are merging classrooms, selling buildings and leaving teaching positions unfilled in order to close budget gaps.
In Olathe, Kansas, where the school system is cutting 140 jobs,
Families opting for homeschooling, private schools and other options sent enrollment down sharply in the first full school year of the pandemic, and generally it has been slow to recover.
In Houston, the largest district in Texas, enrollment tumbled by more than 22,000 to around 183,000 in fall 2021 and only about half of those students have returned. The district was shielded from making cuts in the first two years of the pandemic by what are known as "hold harmless" provisions, but those protections are expected to end. Superintendent Millard House has asked departments to cut $60 million from next year's budget.
In California, which announced this month that enrollment had fallen by an additional 110,283 students, Oakland's planned school closures are leading to protests. The ACLU filed a complaint this month alleging that they disproportionately affect Black student families
9- A little victory.
Supreme Court Rules Flying Christian Flag Protected by 1st Amendment Rights
QUOTE: The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the city of Boston, Massachusetts wrongly banned Christian flags from a community flag program.
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver presented oral argument in January to the U.S. Supreme Court in Shurtleff v. City of Boston, arguing that the City of Boston violated the Constitution by censoring a Christian flag in a public forum open to "all applicants" merely because the application referred to it as a "Christian flag."
There are three flagpoles outside City Hall that fly the U.S., Massachusetts and Boston flags, plus a fourth flag on Congress Street, which runs parallel to City Hall. For 12 years from 2005-2017, Boston approved 284 flag-raisings by private organizations with no denials on the flagpoles that it designated as a "public forum."
The Supreme Court ruled Boston can't exclude Christian flags when allowing other flags.
One thing you can do this week, is fly your American flag. It shows your part of the world that you are proud of your country.
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