Frosted About My Flakes

Breitbart has done us all a big service. After Kellogg’s pulled their advertising, citing that Breitbart readers “aren’t aligned with their values as a company,” Breitbart started to look into the company.

What they found is anything but sweet.

The company’s values are highly liberal and progressive and hardly fit into mainstream America. That is unless you embrace George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Fidel Castro.
They explain:

After the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Director of Racial Equity and community engagement Rev. Alvin Herring wished the Communist despot “Rest in power.”

As Breitbart News’s Lee Stranahan reports, “In another tweet, Rev. Herring reposts an article called ‘Why black Americans love Fidel Castro’ that praised Castro for pardoning convicted cop killer Assata Shakur.”

Another example of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s “values as a company” came on the revelation that it has given at least $930,000 to fund the efforts of Black Lives Matter.

Breitbart Jerusalem Bureau Chief Aaron Klein reports that the six-figure donation from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to BLM is “listed on the Foundation’s website.”

“It includes a June 1, 2016 grant to the International Development Exchange, which is in a contractual relationship with Black Lives Matter to process donations for the group,” Klein writes.

Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, openly boasts that the group honors the aforementioned Assata Shakur–a convicted cop killer living in exile in Cuba–at “all its events.”

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation also has financial ties to far-left billionaire George Soros, who has earned his fortune in part by short selling currencies and causing economic crises. He was convicted in 2005 for insider trading.

Stranahan reports: “The institutional left’s funding behemoth W.K. Kellogg Foundation has partnered with and given major donations to George Soros’s Open Society Institute and the Tides Center as part of its massive push to promote a far-left agenda.”

Indeed, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation had become the seventh largest philanthropic foundation in the United States. “In recent years,” Stranahan reports, “however, the focus of the Foundation has drifted away from just helping children toward promoting left-wing political issues.”

One of those high-dollar grants include $200,000 to Soros’s Open Society Institute, which, Stranahan writes, went to “eliminate racial inequities in the juvenile justice system and promote racial healing through community-based conferences, policy changes, and communication strategies.”

“Another W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant in 2016 gave over $380,000,” Stranahan reports, to Soros’s Tides Foundation to “provide updated publications/tools describing the state of grantmaking with a racial equity/racial justice lens, including insights to support grantmaking considerations at the program officer and institutional levels, through support of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity.”

And if the connections of Kellogg’s namesake nonprofit organization to anti-American movements and praise of a murderous dictator weren’t disturbing enough, the embattled cereal giant has been accused of alleged racism toward factory workers and profiting from the use of child labor.

As of this morning almost 400,000 people have signed Breitbart’s petition to boycott Kellogg’s. I guess the company considers them Fruit Loops. To me, they’re “GREAAAT!”

New Network in January

During the campaign, one group managed to provide coverage of every Trump rally. They were on the scene before the event, during and until the end. They gave the world an unfiltered view of the crowds and speeches.

Right Side Broadcasting Network showed their filming on their website, Drudge and other sites. They provided a welcome relief from cable news network coverage that broke off when they thought they had shown enough or alphabet networks who showed some rallies on their websites, but as they determined, not viewers.

Conservatives, Republicans and Trump fans appreciated the unvarnished coverage of Right Side Broadcasting. Now they have announced that in January, they will premier their new network.

This is particularly good news considering that Obama has said that he is interested in developing his own media group after he leaves the presidency. Then Google, Facebook and Twitter like to control content, too; a very dangerous development. Our side must push back.

I like also that their headquarters will be in Alabama. The news in New York and DC becomes clouded by the liberal beliefs there. Their disconnect was one of the reasons the media didn’t see the election outcome. In their posh Manhattan offices they had no idea what the rest of the country thought or cared about.

Right Side Broadcasting will do well not to have the same tired pundits and talking heads. We’ve had enough blather from Rich Lowry, Bill Cristol, Karl Rove, etc. We all know how much that is worth.

Glenn Beck tried to have a successful network with the Blaze, but he let his Trump hatred burn up his whole endeavor.
He could have had a big impact if he hadn’t become Preacher Man and determiner of right and wrong.

Rumors have surfaced that Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner may back some kind of new network. Kushner showed himself to be prescient in knowing how to connect with voters and he is also familiar with journalism as the publisher of the New York Observer. Together they have a wealth of talent as well as money.

Have they helped here? Don’t know. But Right Side Broadcasting is certainly on the right track at the right time.

Is This Why State Nomination Lags?

Everyone has been wondering why Trump is taking so long to name a Secretary of State. Rudy Giuliani looked like a shoe in, but then other names started being mentioned.

We haven’t seen much of Rudy since the election either. Why is that? It all seems odd. Rudy is a very popular man among Republicans and his loyalty to Trump throughout the campaign needs to be rewarded. So why is Trump talking to people who dislike him like Mitt Romney?

The Conservative Treehouse may have a clue:

The safest person for Donald Trump would be Rudy Giuliani. His perspective, outlook and trust factor is in alignment. Rudy is also at the top of the list for many Trump supporters, including me. I like the guy. Giuliani’s got just the right blend of piss and vinegar to be capable of dealing with the nest of vipers that awaits – he’s a former federal prosecutor who knows how to investigate and accumulate evidence of systemic corruption – and his loyalty toward the objectives of the incoming Trump administration is without question.

But there’s a problem that most have overlooked. Rudy Giuliani has a visible issue with excessive alcohol use.

Oh, sure there are other issues that have been rightly mentioned in regard to Giuliani’s business interests, but in my opinion those issues are far less important in this consideration. When you add in President-elect Trump’s severe aversion to alcohol dependency, and consider the intensely personal example of Frederick “Fred” Jr. (1938–81), well, if you’ve paid attention you know the scope of the issue.

Anyone who has ever been in a position of executive organizational leadership will tell you how challenging it is to overcome a similar problem once it surfaces. Painful decisions are caused by the need to contrast best-interest logic over emotion; and the most likely, albeit agonizing, outcome is a necessary removal of the individual regardless of relationship. Effective leaders cannot allow the organizational goals to be hampered by excessive loyalty toward an individual whose own decisions are creating the toxicity.

Perhaps addressing this issue is why Giuliani has been mostly invisible over the past two weeks. Perhaps, just perhaps, he too is trying to address the matter. [That’s definitely my own personal hunch] Which brings up the issue of likelihood of success etc. An unknown variable.

Think about all of inherent issues therein. Think about the personal, emotional and also the operationally logical.

This came as a shock to me, but then again I’m not an insider. Others have said they felt Giuliani looked frail and old. Some speculate that he didn’t do well in some TV interviews; that he’s too much of a wild card.

I don’t know, but it is something to consider.

Something Else in My Cornflakes

And I’m not talking about a banana.

No, gone are the days when you could just enjoy any typical American activity – from football games, to shopping to eating.

Now everything has to be politicized, thanks to our liberal friends.

They just can’t leave anything alone. They have to control it all, even down to our cereal bowls. Kellogg’s is the latest to stir up trouble. Breitbart News reports, “Kellogg’s announced earlier this week that it is attempting to pull ads from running on Breitbart News’ website because of an ostensible conflict with the company’s ‘values.'”

What are these people? Flakes? Breitbart gets over 45 million visitors on its site; does Kellogg’s really want to pick a fight with them? If any people know how to fight, it’s the Breitbart family. They rallied 125,000 people to sign a petition eschewing Kellogg’s products in less than 24 hours. That doesn’t include other sites that are spreading the word that Kellogg’s progressive/liberal values are hard to swallow.

If you say instead, like President Obama to a reporter, “can’t I just eat my waffle?” instead of cereal, the answer is no. Leggo that Eggo because it’s a Kellogg’s product, too. If you’re a conservative you won’t want to put any money in that til either.

The CEO of Kellogg’s has got to know he’s made a huge mistake. Post, General Mills and generic brands can fill our bowls just as easily (and probably cheaper) than Tony Tiger’s master. Kellogg’s unwittingly opened an extra box of whoop ass with this as well. Breitbart finds, “Since then, Kellogg’s has suffered a backlash and a barrage of bad publicity, some of it coincidental. On Wednesday, Amnesty International released a report alleging that Kellogg’s profited from child labor and forced labor in harvesting palm oil for Pringles chips sold in China.

“Other Kellogg’s practices are now coming under closer scrutiny, including the company’s involvement in controversial racial disputes and left-wing politics in general.”

Memphians remember Kellogg’s recently concerning a plant here. Labor relations got bad in 2014. Someone here urinated on the product line. “The FDA has opened up a criminal investigation into a video appearing to show a man urinating on an assembly line at a Kellogg facility in Memphis, TN, according to a report by Fox5.

“The video, uploaded Friday to the site, was found to have been recorded in 2014. It reportedly could have affected Rice Krispies Treats, Rice Krispies Treats cereal and puffed rice cake products. All would have passed their expiration date by now.

“It is believed that the video was shot during a labor dispute between Kellogg’s and employees who were locked out.”

Liberal bias and urine in one product. Well done, Kellogg’s.