Major retailers around the nation have become battlegrounds for political correctness, using their businesses as soapboxes to make social statements. In a time when online business has disrupted the retail market and big box stores are diminishing by the dozen, it doesn’t seem wise to polarize your customer base with a divisive stance.
Home Depot’s number one competition, Lowe’s, has proven to stay true to their core values and the American people, especially our nation’s heroes and their families. Meanwhile, their counterpart has received some pretty bad press over the past two to three years regarding an apparent disrespect for the military. Most of this seemed to occur at the store level and not a decision condoned or approved by the corporation especially since the CEO of the home improvement giant is a major Trump supporter, a fact the founder has not been shy about.
Now the man responsible for the fate of his retail business has just risked his entire company in making a sudden shock announcement.
Prior to today, when Trump was campaigning to be president, Home Depot founder Ken Langone told CNBC that if he pulls off a win, he could go down as “one of our greatest presidents ever.” It was a sentiment in which the majority of Americans proved to agree with having voted him into office. Now, we’re seeing his support for our president in an even bigger way and more importantly, Langone’s commitment to make America great again in a special way that has left military families in America in total shock.
What many American businesses, sports figures, and celebrities get routinely wrong is that they make political statements in vain to say they are against division, when they are really being an anti-American and perpetuating the problem. This often includes using their platform to publicly trash our president. Home Depot knows that while they may offend “some” people, they are promoting something better with their patriotism that we as a country can and should all get behind.
In this recent move, they are showing their appreciation in a big way for the men and women who fight for our freedom and right to make any social statement we want.
Fox Business reports:
The Home Depot Foundation, a leadership arm for the company founded by Bernie Marcus, Arthur Blank and with the help of Ken Langone, hammered down on its pledge to closing the gap among skilled laborers in America.
It announced Thursday it would commit $50 million to train 20,000 tradespeople over the next 10 years, starting with separating military members and veterans, at-risk youth and members of the Atlanta Westside community, in an effort to reduce the number of unfilled construction sector jobs in the U.S. Currently, there are 158,000 unfilled jobs in the sector, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which projects the total employment number of construction laborers to increase 10.5% by 2026. As FOX Business reported, many six-figure jobs in the sector are going unfilled.
“We want to bring shop class back, from coast-to-coast,” Shannon Gerber, executive director of The Home Depot Foundation, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to train 20,000 next-generation plumbers, electricians, carpenters and beyond. It’s a true honor to welcome our first classes of separating soldiers as they transition to civilian life and into successful careers in the trades.”
To those who don’t value the sacrifice of our service members or recognize that these heroes are the backbone of our country, they probably think this is somehow unfair. They are probably also the same disgruntled people who left Lowe’s in boycott and took their business to Home Depot after Lowe’s proudly pulled their ads from appearing in the commercial spots during the All American Muslim show on the TLC network. Now, disgruntled anti-American shoppers will have nowhere to go, realizing that their message isn’t appreciated anywhere.
Just as Lowe’s probably lost far fewer customers than they gained from that move, Home Depot probably won’t miss them either. Business is booming for those who choose to respect our country and the values this nation was built on, which is how it should be. The same can’t be said for companies who continue to cater to the liberal agenda.
The country needs to see more of this and likely will within the next four years under President Donald Trump’s leadership. He constantly praises our military which is how it always should be.
American businesses should look at what Home Depot does for our military members and how they treat them and follow their lead. It’s beyond time for this to be the trend as opposed to who can make a bigger anti-American social justice statement. Well done, Home Depot!
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Washington Post Poll: Majority Of Mexicans Want Illegals Deported
The Washington Post took a poll of roughly 1,200 Mexican citizens and did not get the result they were hoping for. The poll found that a majority say illegal aliens are a burden on their country and favor deporting illegal immigrants who travel through Mexico to reach the US.
Telling. The Washington Post/Reforma survey asked, “What should Mexico do with the migrants from Central America that cross through the country trying to reach the United States? Give them residency in Mexico, give them temporary residency while the United States decides if it will accept them or not, or deport them to their countries of origin?” Then WaPo got a shock they weren’t counting on.
The results were tectonic, to say the least… for leftists and open-borders activists that is. Only 7% of respondents said they would like the illegal immigrants to stay, 33% said they would prefer giving them a temporary place to stay, and an overwhelming 55% said they wanted to see the illegal immigrants deported.
Why these results? Well, these are Mexican citizens who don’t want to share resources with an invading source. They are getting a severe taste of their own medicine here. WaPo should ponder that a bit.
Stunning poll from @washingtonpost.
• 6 in 10 Mexicans say migrants are a burden on their country taking jobs that should belong to citizens.
• 55% of Mexicans support deporting migrants who go through Mexico to the United States.
Will Democrats say Mexicans are racist now? pic.twitter.com/yxwufVWAgJ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) July 17, 2019
From The Daily Wire:
“Further, the pollsters asked, “With which of these phrases do you agree the most? The migrants strengthen our country with their work and skills or the migrants are a burden on our country because they take jobs and receive benefits that should belong to Mexicans.” Only 20% of respondents felt the migrants strengthened Mexico while a huge 64% said the migrants were a burden.
“The Post admitted, “Those findings defy the perception that Mexico — a country that has sent millions of its own migrants to the United States, sending billions of dollars in remittances — is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans. Instead, the data suggests Mexicans have turned against the migrants transiting through their own country, expressing antipathy that would be familiar to many supporters of President Trump north of the border. “
“The Post noted that Mexicans have changed course regarding illegal immigration, citing a 2018 survey by the Pew Research Center in which 57% of Mexicans felt immigrants chiefly strengthen Mexico.
Odd that this WaPo story on the unpopularity of illegal imm in Mexico posits there's a "perception that Mexico… is sympathetic to the surge of Central Americans." Perception among whom? AMLO has been willing to crack down on CA migrants bc it's popular. https://t.co/FH1hwbg0Ho
— John Daniel Davidson (@johnddavidson) July 17, 2019
“The Post may not have noticed, but last month a new poll by the Mexican newspaper El Universal showed that since October 2018, more Mexicans supported stricter immigration enforcement to keep illegal immigrants from entering Mexico. Last October, the percentage of Mexicans in the same poll who agreed that tougher immigration was necessary was 49%; that percentage rose to 61% in June.
“In April, USA Today reported, “Mexican authorities said a group of about 350 migrants broke the locks on a border gate Friday and forced their way into southern Mexico to join a larger group of migrants trying to make their way toward the United States. The National Immigration Institute did not identify the nationalities of the migrants, but they are usually from Central America. A similar confrontation occurred on the same border bridge between Mexico and Guatemala last year.”
“The Washington Post/Reforma poll also did its best to paint a picture of President Trump in a negative light, asking, “Are you aware that Mexico and the United States signed an agreement to combat migration of undocumented people from Central America to Mexico and prevent them from getting to the United States?” that was followed with this question: “Do you believe that this agreement was negotiated by the two countries or that the United States imposed it on Mexico?”’
Wow, talk about doubling down on a losing issue and using media propaganda to take neverending swipes at President Trump… WaPo is nothing more than a leftist rag. This is yet another disappointment for the left adding to their disillusionment with the lack of enthusiasm in America, Mexico and elsewhere for globalism and open borders.
This week, President Trump’s administration moved to tighten restrictions on migrants seeking to enter the US. One of the new immigration mandates requires immigrants to apply for asylum in another country before reaching the US. Which is common sense to anyone who is not a Marxist and less than good news for Mexico.
The United States does not want these invaders and neither does Mexico. Logic dictates stopping them at the Mexican border or better yet finding a way to keep them in their country of origin. It’s laughable that WaPo should be shocked by this outcome.
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NYC To Allow Public School Students To Change Their Gender & Name Without Documentation
New York City is going further and further down the sewer hole these days. Public school students can now change their gender status on school records without any legal documentation and play for the sports teams of their preference, the Department of Education has announced. They have to have permission from their parents to do so but it is usually the parents who encourage this confusion and twisted sickness to begin with. In New York City it no longer matters what your birth certificate says.
“Schools are safe havens for students to develop their passions and discover their true identities, and these new guidelines celebrate and affirm all students,” said Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza in a statement. “This Pride Month, I’m thrilled to send a clear message to our students — we celebrate you, we respect you, and we support you.” Pushing perversion in public schools has become mainstream – parents are forewarned.
From The New York Post:
“After submitting a newly created “name and gender change request form,” all school-related documents and data — including report cards, diplomas, and enrollment numbers — will reflect the requested designations.
“With this updated policy, which allows students to change their name and gender on school records without legal documentation, we are signaling our support for all students regardless of gender identity,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said in a statement celebrating the changes.
“Kids and their families will also be able to self-report names and genders when enrolling in a DOE school.
“The regulations will permanently modify how schools calculate their demographics. Instead of tabulating gender numbers through birth certificates, administrators will now rely on self-reported information.
“The rule is part of a larger set of new DOE initiatives aimed at minimizing gender-specific practices inside city classrooms.
“Schools will now be barred from tailoring any uniforms — including graduation gowns — to gender.
“School dress codes must be … free of gender stereotypes and must be written, enforced, and applied equally to all students regardless of gender,” the DOE said.
“The new dress code rules will help ease “the trauma that can be unintentionally inflicted on girls, trans, and gender-nonconforming youth, particularly youth of color, by the uneven application and enforcement of dress codes,” Councilman Mark Treyger said in a statement.
“Dividing sex-ed classes by gender has now also been officially prohibited in city schools, according to the DOE.
“These new guidelines additionally specify that puberty education classes must be inclusive and affirming to all genders, gender identities, and sexual orientations, and use gender-inclusive language throughout,” the department said.
“The DOE added that LGBTQ-related subject matters will become mandatory for all city kids so that “multiple forms of diversity, including gender and sexual orientation, are recognized, understood, and regarded as indispensable sources of knowledge for rigorous teaching and learning,” the DOE said.
“New York City is proud to be leading on policies that allow New Yorkers across the gender spectrum to be themselves in every single area of their lives, especially our schools,” First Lady Chirlane McCray said in a statement.”
This means that children in public schools in NYC will be forced to learn about gay sex and all that it entails. Sex ed will also ramp up even more much to the chagrin of most parents. This is the deliberate destruction of morality and the family unit – the communists must be delighted with this development.
Doesn’t the national Department of Education have sway over the state chapters? This is sheer insanity and should not be allowed. This is not ‘inclusive’ – it’s deranged.