Still Laughing

I know that this is an old story, but I just can’t stop laughing about it.

The maker of Red Bull energy drinks has replaced its top U.S. executives amid internal tensions over the closely held company’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Red Bull GmbH, the Austrian company that makes the drink, said Stefan Kozak, its North America chief executive, and Amy Taylor, its North America president and chief marketing officer, have left the company. It named other executives to temporarily fill the roles.
Red Bull didn’t give a reason for the changes, which were announced in an internal memo Monday.

Here’s my favorite part:

Ms. Taylor had been working on diversity and inclusion efforts within the company with Mr. Kozak’s support for several years but was met with opposition when she began advocating for Red Bull to be more overt in its support of racial justice in the last month, according to people familiar with the matter.
Some U.S. employees had recently raised concerns about what they considered the company’s inaction on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Hope all those “some employees” were canned as well.  “Diversity hiring” is one thing;  overt support for a bunch of Commie street thugs is another thing altogether.

I don’t drink Red Bull or any other “energy drink” (unless 10-year-old Glen Morangie gives you energy — not according to my experience, though).  But just for the hell of it, I might try it as a mixer with a shot of  Tanqueray tomorrow morning, as a wake-up call.

I mean, such good deeds should not go unrewarded, right?  Hell, I might even start supporting Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen:

Prosit  to Herr Kozak, and a hearty fuck you to the wokesters.

Quote Of The Year

…never mind the day.  From Sheriff Darryl Daniels of Clay County FL, in an open message to the BLM/anarchists:

“If we can’t handle you, you know what I’ll do?  I will exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I will make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county.  And I’ll deputize them for this one purpose:  to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility.  That’s what we’re sworn to do, and that’s what we’re going to do.  You’ve been warned.”

If I lived in Clay Co FL, I’d be volunteering my services as we speak.  I bet their phone lines are jammed.

D-Day

We’ve all seen the grainy black-and-white pictures of D-Day in June 1944.  Here are some more recent ones, in color.

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AP Photo/Claude Paris

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We will remember them.

Bravo, Sheriff

Here we go:

“All these years, you have told us that you want law enforcement that thinks before arresting, doesn’t violate your rights and treats their citizens with decency,” he wrote. “Now you have that and are asking us to regress into what you didn’t want and didn’t deserve. Please let us be the law enforcement you always asked us to be. Non-oppressive. We are not stormtroopers. We are peacekeepers.”

And there’s still more excellent American-ness and Constitutionalism in the link.  For those not familiar with the geography, DuPage County is kinda like Collin County here in Texas:  a Republican district on the border of a large Democrat-controlled city shithole (Chicago and Dallas, respectively).

So here’s to you, Gov. Pritzker of Illinois:

I can’t wait for Fatboi to mobilize his Panzergruppen  (a.k.a. state police) to deal with this upstart sheriff.  He may first want to check where most of those staties come from (hint:  not Chicago), but wisdom is not a characteristic of Democrat state governors (see:  Vito Corleone Cuomo in NYFS, Vladimir Lenin Newsom in Kalifuckingfornia and Irma Grese Gretchen Witmer in the Michigan Sonderlager ).

And here’s to you, Sheriff Jim Mendrick, from all of us Real Americans:

Still A Hero

Here’s both a quote of the day:

“We will get through it in the end but it might take time, but at the end of the day we shall all be okay again… the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.”

…and the story behind it:

A 99-year-old World War II veteran has completed his quest to walk 100 laps of his garden in eastern England and raised 13 million pounds ($16 million) for Britain´s National Health Service.
Tom Moore’s humble mission to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic became a national rallying point. Tens of thousands of Britons pledged donations as Moore pursued a goal of finishing the laps before his 100th birthday on April 30.
With the aid of a walking frame, he reached his target Thursday. Nine soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment, a unit linked to Moore’s former British army regiment, lined the paved walkway in his Bedfordshire backyard, forming an honor guard for the veteran’s final laps.
“I´ve fought so many battles and we´ve always won, and we´re going to win again,” Moore told British broadcaster ITV.
He added that health workers on the front line “deserve everything we can give them.”
Moore started the fundraiser as a way to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for him after his broke his hip. His family initially set a target of raising 1,000 pounds. The campaign went viral after Moore appeared on national television, and millions were raised within a week.

Here’s the timeline:

April 9: Captain Tom Moore and his family launch the ‘Captain Tom Moore’s 100th Birthday Walk for the NHS’ fundraising on JustGiving with a £1,000 target
April 10, 2pm: Fundraising reaches £1,000 target in 24 hours, and family set new £100,000 target
April 11, 7pm: The £100,000 target is reached and a new aim of £250,000 is set
April 12, 2.30pm: Fundraiser hits £250,000 after Captain Moore appears on BBC Radio 2 and talks to the singer Michael Ball
April 14, 12pm: Captain Moore’s donations hit £1million
April 15, 10am: Donations get to £5million
April 15, 5pm: Health Secretary Matt Hancock praises him as an ‘inspiration’ as donations get to £8million
April 15, 11pm: The fundraiser reaches £10million
April 16, 7am: Donations get to £12million
April 16, 12pm: The fundraiser hits £13million
April 17, 3pm: It gets to £14million three hours later

Bravo, Mr. Moore.  I see the Brits are probably going to give the old man a knighthood.

We are not worthy, to have such men among us.

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