Jim Crow Airlines and Crow-Ca Cola

By Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

Ya can’t make it up.

Delta Airlines and Coca Cola, both based in Atlanta, are attacking the Georgia voting law because it demands voter ID. Yet, in fact, both companies require a photo ID themselves.

Delta demands an ID to board their planes. Coke requires an ID to get into the company’s shareholder meetings.

Fox Business quoted the Coke demand, issued before the 2020 company shareholder meeting:

At the entrance to the meeting, we will verify your registration and request to see your admission ticket and a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.

Here is the Delta requirement as listed on the airline’s website:

 REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Travel Within the U.S.

In the United States, you need a valid U.S. government-issued photo ID or a passport from your country of origin to travel through security. You must show that the name on your boarding pass matches the legal name on your unexpired government-issued ID.

In other words, in typical woke style, Delta and Coke are saying, “No ID for thee but ID for me.”

Let’s recall that Georgia’s demand for voter ID is being called a return to Jim Crow, the massive system of segregation that was set up by the Democratic Party in the post–Civil War era. The Georgia law is no such thing. In fact, over 30 states require a photo ID to vote. But if requiring a photo ID is now racist, it is perhaps time to rename both companies to reflect their own Jim Crow policies.

Not content in being left out of this new hypocrisy, a woke United Airlines also jumped on the ID bandwagon. Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw was having none of it, quickly pointing to United’s own policy on IDs, which reads:

Travelers 18 years of age or older are required to have a valid, current U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contains name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature for travel.

Said the congressman on Twitter:

That’s your policy, United. Pandering hypocrites. Just shut up.

This doesn’t even touch the mind-boggling hypocrisy of Major League Baseball (MLB). The league ostentatiously pulled the All-Star Game from Atlanta and relocated it to Denver. Colorado, by the by, requires ID to vote in person. And, yes indeed, the MLB itself requires ID, as Fox noted in this headline:

MLB requires photo ID to pick up tickets from Will Call, but boycotts Georgia for voter ID law

South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace called the league out on Twitter

Then there is this, also headlined at Fox:

‘Woke’ MLB moving All-Star Game from 51% Black Atlanta to 76% White Denver, critics note

The game’s relocation is expected to deliver a severe economic blow to Atlanta, where nearly 30% of businesses are Black-owned

Yes, you read that right. The MLB, which itself requires photo idea to pick up Will Call tickets to its games, is moving the All-Star game from a 51 percent majority black city to a 76 percent white city. And that city is located in a state that requires ID to vote in person.

And oh yes. The MLB commissioner, one Rob Manfred, has thus far declined to give up his own membership at the famed Augusta National Golf Club, which is, of course, in Georgia and is the site for the Masters golf tournament.

All of this being the case, history has shown how to deal with Jim Crow institutions, and former President Trump has picked up on the idea. Here’s the headline from the Epoch Times: 

Trump Calls for Boycott of MLB, Coca-Cola, Delta Over Opposition to Georgia Election Reforms

And the former president wasn’t alone in urging Americans to “fight back” against these woke corporate bullies and bigots. Here was Fox reporting on the latest from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul:

Rand Paul on MLB-Georgia controversy: ‘If they want to boycott us, let’s boycott them’

Corporations may change their tune ‘when half the country quits drinking Coca-Cola and half the country quits using Delta’, GOP senator says 

Sen. Paul also correctly noted that those who believe African-Americans would be disenfranchised by being required — like every voter in Georgia — to have an ID card are “very racist in their thinking.” Bingo.

The real bottom line here is that “woke-ism” is in fact itself racist. It is Jim Crow personified. Every American in the eyes of the woke must be judged by their skin color, and America itself divided by race. Or, as famed segregationist and Democrat Gov. of Alabama George Wallace put it way back in 1963: “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

It is no accident that this is coming from the American Left. As I have documented in The American Spectator repeatedly, as here, the Democratic Party is in fact the Party of Race. It was founded by slave-owners, was a staunch, on-the-record supporter of slavery, and after it was abolished through the 13th Amendment — over the objection of Democrats in Congress — the party launched the Jim Crow era in which Americans were to be segregated and judged by skin color.

The Party of Race has a culture of racism, and that culture has now infected the corporate suites of Delta, Coke, United, Major League Baseball, and more. Everyone and everything is to be judged by race. Somewhere Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to break the MLB’s Jim Crow policies with his hiring by the Brooklyn Dodgers — in 1947 — is surely shaking his head at the return of the judge-by-color crowd at the MLB.

Not least in this latest racist surge is the shameful conduct of President Joe Biden. Biden, with his own appalling record on race, made a point of supporting the All-Star move from majority-black Atlanta to the overwhelmingly white Denver.

Which is to say the president of the United States deliberately targeted an American state for an economic boycott that will do real economic damage to the 30 percent of that state’s majority-black capital city’s businesses that are black-owned. Meanwhile Biden is silent on boycotting the Olympics over China’s genocidal treatment of China’s Uyghur Muslims. Texas Congressman Crenshaw stepped up to the plate again, tweeting this:

Hey Joe Biden, you gonna boycott the Beijing Olympics because of mass genocide? Or are you just into hurting Atlanta small businesses that were planning on the all-star game?

This is no small moment in American history. This is nothing less than an attempted resegregation of America, led by some of the biggest corporations in America.

Not good.

Dems, CEOs Oppose Voter Integrity Laws

By John Semmens — Semi-News — A Satirical Look at Recent News

Democrats and the CEOs of several prominent corporations slammed legislatures for passing reforms of state election procedures. Georgia’s 2020 election procedures created significant ambiguities and inconsistencies in how ballots were cast and counted. The legislature enacted some reforms and Gov. Brian Kemp signed the legislation last week.

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Update On Arizona’s Biden Impeachment Rally

April 3: Impeach Biden Rally

The Biden Impeachment Rally will be held on April 3rd, 2021 at 10 AM, on Lake Pleasant just south of Happy Valley Road and just north of Pinnacle Peak in Peoria. Organizers hope all who believe in the America First policies of President Trump will attend and help push forward this movement as it begins in Arizona and then spread across the Nation. A group of unnamed speakers will address the audience.

People are urged to bring their families and friends, along with petitions.

Organizer Clair Van Steenwyk said on his Facebook page:

“I’ve been asked if we’d go to other parts of AZ and also out of State, so if there are any of you who’d like to have the Team come to your area, please contact me: cjjmvs@gmail.com / 623-322-9979 and we can arrange this and please don’t hesitate to ask in person at the Rally as well.We hope to see you there, so spread the News and bring your Families and Friends and celebrate Our Freedoms United.

“You can find us on Rumble, MeWe, Codias, FB, Gab, Parler, and of course our website: VansCrossroads.com, as we reach out to new sources to insure against being blocked by the Socialist Media Giants.

“God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk”

For additional information, go to: https://anon.to/pckbjZ

NOTE: The Arizona Conservative advises attendees to send us the links to their Facebook and Rumble videos of the event in the reply section below.

Filibuster a ‘Tool of Racists’

By John Semmens — Semi-News — A Satirical Look at Recent News

This week, Presidential Press secretary Jen Psaki argued for the elimination of the Senate Filibuster, calling it a “tool of racists. Throughout American history the Senate filibuster has been repeatedly used to block legislation that would safeguard the rights of minorities. As the President pointed out in his press conference on Thursday, the filibuster was the first line of defense in protecting Jim Crow laws that denied equality for blacks.”

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INSANE! New Report Says Zuckerberg Donations May Have Swayed Arizona for Biden

By Kayla Sargent, Newsbusters

A Facebook-funded organization may have actually swayed Arizona to then-candidate Joe Biden in the civic disaster known as the 2020 presidential election, according to a new report.

Thousands of underfunded and unprepared counties across the nation turned to financial support from nonprofit groups. One such group was the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTLC), funded heavily by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Now, a report from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) has found that the so-called “Zuckerbucks” from the organization may have helped swing crucial Arizona counties to Biden. 

“CTCL’s election grants—or ‘Zuckerbucks’—were advertised as additional resources to help election jurisdictions ‘safely serve every voter’ amid the COVID-19 public health emergency. Indeed, the grants themselves are called ‘COVID-19 response grants,” the FGA reported. 

The FGA calculated that nine Arizona jurisdictions received “more than $5 million” from CTCL, with $2,995,921 sent to Maricopa County alone. Maricopa County is the most populous county in Arizona, and helped secure Biden’s win in the state, according to the Associated Press

Rather than funding voter safety measures, however, “the funds were largely requested for get-out-the-vote efforts, influenced voter turnout in favor of Democrats, and may have impacted the results of the election in some states—including in the critical swing state of Arizona,” the FGA reported. In fact, “only a fraction of the funding was requested for personal protective equipment (PPE),” while “[o]ther election jurisdictions spent absolutely nothing on PPE and COVID-19-related items whatsoever.” 

These massive expenditures may have had a significant impact on the election. “On average, counties that received Zuckerbucks saw the Democratic presidential candidate’s share of the vote increase compared to the 2016 election,” the report concluded. 

The CTCL’s “Key Funders and Partners” page reads like the who’s who of leftist organizations. The CTLC was funded by liberal Big Tech platforms Facebook and Google and multiple liberal nonprofits. Rock the Vote, for example, listed “voter ID laws” as a method of “voter suppression.” The Knight Foundation is a “left-leaning private foundation that sets a primary emphasis on funding media-related projects,” according to Influence WatchDemocracy Fund was founded by liberal eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, and “contributes to center-left and left-wing media organizations,” according to Influence Watch. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has an entire program dedicated to climate change called “sustainable development” that suggested “[h]uman activity is causing global warming.” 

The CTCL was also funded by Democracy Works.  Democracy Works “is a member of Bridge Alliance, a left-leaning social welfare coalition that supports numerous left-of-center election reform policies and is partnered with the left-of-center PAC Unite America,” according to Influence Watch.

While Zuckerberg donated money to left-wing get-out-the-vote organizations, the platform itself ran rampant with censorship. During the 2020 election cycle, Facebook constantly added new rules for election posts, froze political ads, and censored hashtags like #sharpiegate and #stopthesteal. Facebook’s Vice President of Integrity Guy Rosen bragged about the fact that the platform removed 180 million election posts in a Nov. 19 call with reporters.

Impeach Biden Rally Coming To Arizona

The Impeach Biden Rally will be held April 3 at 10 AM at Lake Pleasant, just south of Happy Valley Road in Peoria. Organizers say they hope all who believe in the America First Policies of President Trump will attend and push forward this movement that will begin in Arizona and then spread across the nation. Featured speakers and all those interested in speaking what’s on their hearts will be heard. The goal is to restore the Republic and the God-granted freedoms given us.

 

Socialists Demand Monthly $2,000 Checks

By John Semmens — Semi-News — A Satirical Look at Recent News

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) and 50 other House members are pushing President Biden to issue an Executive Order that would authorize “monthly $2,000 stimulus checks to every person in the country until the pandemic ends.”

“This would mean that a family of four would receive a federal subsidy of $80,000 per year,” Omar exclaimed. “At the stroke of a pen, every family—citizens and non-citizens alike—would never need to work again to support a comfortable lifestyle.”

With several COVID experts, like Dr. Anthony Fauci and vaccine maker Moderna, declaring that this virus may be with us for a long time, maybe from this point forward, Omar remained unswayed, saying that “I can’t see a downside to providing every family with a decent standard of living. The utopia envisioned by Marx would become a reality. The choice to work or not work could then be freely decided without the pressure of economic necessity.”

Neither was Omar concerned that too many might opt out of work. “As we saw during the COVID shutdowns, the government has the power to declare certain industries as ‘essential.’ Naturally, the workers required to provide essential services would be ordered to continue working for the good of the whole society. From time-to-time the best of these essential workers could be recognized as ‘heroes’ and receive commendations or medals they could wear to advertise their status.”

“The government has had the power to create money ever since the Federal Reserve System was established more than 100 years ago,” the Congresswoman asserted. “The failure to fully use this power condemned generations to poverty and want. Though many of the criminals responsible for inflicting such suffering are dead, those who are still alive must be tracked down and punished. This will deter others from seeking to perpetuate these cruel and criminal policies.”

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Gov. Ducey Makes A Run For The Border

Governor Doug Ducey on Friday traveled to Douglas to get a first-hand view of the security and humanitarian situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. After taking an aerial border tour, the governor received a briefing and held a press conference and a border security roundtable.

He was accompanied by U.S. Senator Rick Scott of Florida, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; state lawmakers; and community leaders from Cochise County.

“This isn’t just a border security problem — it’s a humanitarian problem,” Governor Ducey said. “Here in Arizona, we’re doing our part to keep our border safe and secure.”

“But we need more leadership from the federal government to keep our borders safe,” he added. “The Biden administration’s immigration policy decisions directly impact our state, and we’re left to pick up the pieces. Our number one priority is keeping Arizonans safe, and we want to keep these migrants safe too.”

The Governor participated in an aerial tour of the border and received a briefing from federal and state officials on border security and the influx of migrants crossing into the state. After the tour, Governor Ducey and Senator Scott held a press conference at the border wall. The Governor then held a border security roundtable with Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Col. Heston Silbert and other officials.

This week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced our nation is on pace to reach the highest number of apprehensions at the border in the last 20 years. In addition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection currently has the highest number of migrant children in custody in the history of the agency.

The Governor met this week with Federal Border Officials to discuss the escalating crisis on the border where he raised concern over the dramatic increase in illegal immigration in recent weeks, as well as the strain it’s putting on law enforcement and Arizona’s border communities. Border Patrol also shared concerns about increases in apprehensions and illegal immigration across the board. 

As the crisis pursues, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) continues to deter and dismantle illegal activity to keep Arizona safe thanks to the Arizona Border Strike Force, a highly-trained group of state troopers. The Border Strike Force has been helping to disrupt and dismantle transnational organized crime along the border and in Arizona communities, enhancing DPS efforts to protect Arizonans. See the latest data on its operations HERE

Additionally, Governor Ducey on February 17 wrote a letter to Secretary Mayorkas outlining concerns he has for the situation at the border.

FOR MORE NEWS ON THE BORDESR CRISIS, SEE https://ourrendezvouswithdestiny.wordpress.com/

FRC: Trans Debate Hits Too Close to Noem

There are defining moments in every political career — decisions that have the power to rewrite a person’s future. They can take a no-name conservative to celebrity status, or send a rising star cratering back to earth. Everyone with big dreams stands at those crossroads eventually — and for Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), that time is now. The popular governor, who made a name for herself bucking COVID restrictions, has had her eye on bigger things in the Republican Party for a long time. But if she fails this test — if she can’t find the courage to stand up to the Left — that’s all she’ll be remembered for.

For Noem, protecting girls’ sports isn’t a heavy lift. The one-time athlete and mom of three doesn’t need to look far to find enormous support for the battle her state is waging. Thanks to Joe Biden, who started a gender war on day one, bills like the one South Dakota is considering have caught fire — fanning out across almost 30 states and becoming law in two. Across gender, party, and generational lines, Americans have come out in force, demanding an end to the transgender agenda that’s destroying girls’ competition. In a state that Donald Trump won by 26 points, the idea of keeping biological boys off the girls’ teams isn’t radical — it’s practical.

Noem herself seemed to be on board with the idea at first, tweeting that she was “excited to sign this bill very soon.” Two weeks later, after meetings with the Left’s top critics, the Chamber of Commerce, and Amazon, the governor suddenly changed her mind. On Friday afternoon, to the astonishment of everyone, she announced that she was vetoing HB 1217 — caving to the mob in spectacular fashion. She tried to tamp down the outrage by scheduling a Monday press conference. Damage control, people assumed. But the damage was a lot more than she counted on.

Over at Alliance Defending Freedom, Kristen Waggoner was speechless. “Governor Noem had an opportunity to protect women and girls… but instead she pandered to the demands of special interests… We are shocked that a governor who claims to be a firebrand conservative with a rising national profile would cave to ‘woke’ corporate ideology.” Others, like American Principles Project Terry Schilling, made it clear that Noem had just thrown away her chances for a spot on the big stage. “If you can’t stand up to the Chamber of Commerce, how will you stand up to China?” he wanted to know. Matt Walsh was equally frustrated. “Republicans who don’t stand up to the Left’s gender madness are useless. This is a hard line issue. No capitulating. No compromise. Our side is 100 percent right. The other side is 100 percent wrong. They should get no concession and no consideration.”

Unfortunately, not everyone was surprised by the governor’s cowardice. Groups like FRC and Republicans on the ground were already well acquainted with Noem’s bad track record on transgenderism. Most people never knew it, but Kristi Noem was responsible for killing a much better bill that would have protected kids in February of last year. Right before the virus exploded, South Dakota was on the verge of becoming the first state in the country to put an age limit — 16 — on gender reassignment surgery and cross-sex hormones. Very quietly, after the legislation passed the House, Noem started working behind the scenes to kill it. Publicly, she said she was “concerned” about the idea. Privately, Republicans in both chambers told us, her message was much stronger: make it disappear. If she couldn’t be bothered to stand with parents then, it was probably foolish to think she’d start now.

And unfortunately, what Noem has done by bowing to the phony power of the NCAA and the corporate Left has implications for a lot more than her career. In this morning’s media event, the governor did tremendous damage to the entire effort by suggesting this debate over girls’ sports can be solved with a meaningless Title IX pep rally. As far as she’s concerned, all conservatives need to do is hold hands, sign a petition, and hope this whole thing blows over. “Once we have enough states on board, a coalition big enough where the NCAA cannot possibly punish us all, then we can guarantee fairness at the collegiate level,” Noem said Monday. That’s not a serious strategy, and she knows it. That’s a full-blown, white-flag surrender. It’s political theater, Waggoner fired back. “Empty words.” The only thing that will stop this lunacy is for states to pass laws — and, if necessary, fight for those laws in court.

In a desperate attempt to justify her decision, Noem resorted to the Left’s talking points, claiming that South Dakota “would face retaliation” if they passed the bill, “and that would be a cost to taxpayers.” It’s the same tired argument we’ve heard from the other side for years. If the NCAA pitches a fit and pulls their tournaments from her state, so be it. If Amazon decides to take its 1,000 jobs away from Sioux Falls, then you know what? That’s a small price to pay for a generation of women’s scholarships and opportunity.

North Carolina’s Republicans did a much harder thing by passing a privacy bill five years ago, and they were fed the same baloney about financial ruin, boycotts, and the collapse of their collegiate sports. As usual, none of the Left’s prophecies of doom ever materialized. In fact, North Carolina went on to top Forbes’s Best States for Business List three years running! Job growth, gross state product growth, hospitality were among the strongest — if not the strongest — in the entire country in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Even the state’s population grew twice as fast as the U.S. average. North Carolina didn’t just weather that storm, they thrived.

Someone once asked then-Lt. Governor Dan Forest what he would tell other states who were on the corporate hot seat over social policies. His advice? “Don’t be bullied. When these fights come to you, you need to stand up and fight.” South Dakota’s daughters deserve a fighter and a leader. So far, in Noem, they have neither.