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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F.Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – In the Red

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka “Che” OC, believes that if Amazon brings $27 billion to New York in tax revenue minus a $3 billion tax break is somehow a $3 Billion loss. Liberal math equals no deal.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez AmazonPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
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A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been seen all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News”, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, and even the great El Rushbo.

Dear Occasional-Cortex: Restaurant Formally CLOSES It’s Last Socialism-Based Location Because Socialism Doesn’t Work


Written by K. Walker on February 14, 2019

Socialism has failed every time it’s been tried — even at Panera.

Back in 2010, Panera Bread CEO, Ron Shaich gave a Tedx Talk in St. Louis and touted his new plan, Panera Cares Cafes that were based on a ‘pay-what-you-can’ model. He said, in many ways, this whole experiment is ultimately a test of humanity. Would people pay for it? Would people come in and value it?

Apparently, the answer is, ‘No’.

ClashDaily has covered the failing of the Panera Cares just 9 years after the launch of the program, and now, the last location in Boston is about to shut its doors.

The company says its final Panera Cares location in Boston will close Friday after six years, and that it is helping employees find jobs at other locations.

Panera opened its first donation-based community café in Clayton, Missouri, in 2010. The model aimed to raise awareness about food insecurity by offering meals at a suggested donation price.

The initial idea was that there would be no prices listed, but would include the full Panera menu. This was adapted to a ‘suggested donation’ amount listed where some patrons would pay more and others would pay less.

Watch Shaich’s Ted Talk that didn’t age well:

One problem was that many patrons felt ‘shamed’ if they were unable to pay the full ‘suggested donation’ amount.

Although the stores were supposed to be self-sufficient, the company revealed that the Panera Cares locations were bringing in 70 to 80 percent of the revenue of the traditional Panera Bread locations, which made them non-viable.

Luxembourg-based investment firm JAB Holding Co, which bought Panera in 2017, said in a statement: ‘Despite our commitment to this mission, it’s become clear that continued operation of the Boston Panera Cares is no longer viable.

‘We’re working with the current bakery-café associates affected by the closure to identify alternate employment opportunities within Panera and Au Bon Pain.’

Shaich stepped down as CEO in January 2018, around the same time that the flagship Panera Cares location closed its doors.

Source: Daily Mail

Those ‘regular customers’ that Shaich spoke of in his Tedx speech now have to find a new haunt.

I’ll bet Panera wishes they had gone with a dollar menu like the other restaurants, eh? Then those customers would still be grabbing a bite to eat at a Panera, and the employees wouldn’t have to go looking for a new job.

Someone should page the new Democrat Darling and tell her that socialism doesn’t work.

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Today’s TWO Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Union At Stake

At times it seems as if Trump has his finger in the dam against the recent wave of socialist agenda politics and the destructiveness it brings.

State of the Union 2019Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Take It Down

Since we’re removing historical relics of Oppression, racism, and slavery when will they call for the abolition of the Democrat party?

Democrat the Party of Slavery and RacismPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
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A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been seen all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News”, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, and even the great El Rushbo.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Maduro’s Daughter

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has a lot of ideas that Dictator Maduro of Venezuela could endorse. it’s almost like they’re related. If Maduro Had a daughter.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez VenezuelaPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.
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A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been seen all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News”, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, and even the great El Rushbo.

Home Depot Co-Founder Blasts Socialism, Quietly Calls Out Ocasio-Cortez in Explosive Interview


Reported By Karista Baldwin | January 27, 2019 at 10:32am

The co-founder of The Home Depot slammed supporters of socialism during a Friday interview on Fox News. Bernard Marcus, The Home Depot co-founder, talked to Fox News host Neil Cavuto about the failure of socialism in Venezuela and Cuba. Marcus said socialism has devastated those countries and compared their present state to what they were like before socialist rule. He specifically called Cuba a “perfect example of socialism gone wrong.”

“They took a great country. They put it right down the drain in every way possible,” Marcus said about Cuba.

“People are starving to death. Medical (care) is not available for them. And we have a group of people in Washington today, new representatives especially, that look at socialism as the way to go,” he said. “And if you don’t think that’s dangerous, I do.”

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one such self-proclaimed “socialist Democrat.” Ocasio-Cortez is one of the leading backers of the Green New Deal, which calls for some of the largest government expansion in decades.

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Marcus told Cavuto that he believed the growing support for socialism among young Americans “comes right out of the universities.”

“You see students graduating today and a very high percentage … almost 50 percent of students coming out of universities today believe that socialism is the answer,” Marcus said.

One recent survey found that that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live under socialist or communist rule than in a capitalist country. A study by Campus Reform found that Ocasio-Cortez’s alma mater, Boston University, overwhelmingly supported Democratic causes. The study found that of the donations given by Boston University faculty in 2017-2018, 97 percent were to Democrat politicians and Democrat organizations. And support for socialism springs from these disproportionately left-leaning schools.

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“That’s frightening to me because the things that made this country great, that created the wealth of this country — and I mean the wealth of every single person right down the line — the best medical care in the world, the best housing in the world, that’s why people want to come here, is because of the system, and that’s the free enterprise system,” Marcus said.

Instead of looking to socialism, Marcus said to look at what the U.S. is doing right. He pointed to the current low unemployment and economic prosperity.

“Why would you want to take that formula, where there’s prosperity, where jobs are out there where people can pay their own way, take care of their families. Why would you want to change that?”

It’s a good question to ask those like Ocasio-Cortez who are eager to proclaim the virtues of socialism.  One just needs to look to Cuba or Venezuela to see what a few decades of socialism will do to a country.

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Interfaith dialogue a ‘Trojan horse’ within evangelicalism


Authored by J.M. Phelps (OneNewsNow.com) | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bible in lap (black-and-white)A Christian filmmaker says by defending faith, family, and freedoms, and exposing Islam and communism, American evangelicals are performing a service that is “vital to national security” – and interfaith dialogue, he argues, is the greatest threat to evangelicals.

Evangelical Christians in the U.S. are under attack by Islamists and Marxists, says Brannon Howse, founder of Worldview Weekend, because they are “the only real obstacles [to America] being completely overtaken” by those groups. When the Judeo-Christian ethic of America falters, he affirms, “we are done as a constitutional republic,” because it is Christian faith which promotes the defense of a constitutional republic based on a Judeo-Christian worldview.

Howse also declares the greatest threat to evangelicals, specifically, is interfaith dialogue. An egregious example of that, he says, came from the words of Sayyid Qutb – the late Muslim Brotherhood leader – who declared that “interfaith dialogue is a one-way bridge to bring the non-Muslim to the side of the Muslim – not the other way around.”

Islamists aren’t the only ones who use that tactic, says Howse.

“Interfaith dialogue is [also] being promoted by Marxist groups like the Gamaliel Network,” he tells OneNewsNow. The Gamaliel Network can be found in over 17 states and was “expanded greatly” in the 1980s, says Howse, by a former Jesuit priest by the name of Gregory Galluzzo. He notes Galluzzo studied under Saul Alinsky and helped to bring Barack Obama to Chicago to be a community organizer.

deception red markerHowse emphasizes that the Gamaliel Network promotes interfaith dialogue because “they understand the importance of what Karl Marx, the father of communism understood.” He understood “the Hegelian dialectic process – pitting opposites against each other so there can be a merging or a synthesis – and that’s exactly what Saul Alinsky taught” Galluzzo to do.

Alinsky taught that “change comes from the conflict,” Howse continues.

“You get people to conflict; you get them to have chaos,” he explains – then they “tire of the conflict [and become] “willing compromise to have unity and to have peace, so everybody can get along.”

Having learned that tactic from Alinsky, Galluzzo then expanded the Gamaliel Network by using “Christian terms and Christian names” and “twisting Scripture” to create confusion amongst evangelicals.

“So, the greatest threat right now facing evangelical Christians,” Howse believes, “is interfaith dialogue coming at us from both the Marxists and Islamists.”

And that, says Howse, is the reason he produced the new six-hour documentary Sabotage. “[The film] is all about understanding how the Islamists, the Marxists, and their useful idiots are destroying America from within,” he adds.

Sadly, says Howse, “some of these useful idiots are coming from inside evangelicalism – [from those] who don’t understand either Islam nor do they understand Marxism.” In which case, he continues, they suggest the “things we’re promoting [are] conspiracy. [But] their ignorance doesn’t make me a conspiracy theorist; it just makes them ignorant [to the facts].”

Howse accurately paraphrases the words of evangelist Vance Havner, who said: “The devil is not fighting religion …. He is producing a counterfeit Christianity, so much like the real one that good Christians are afraid to speak out against it.”

“And that’s what we have today with so-called Christian useful idiots giving way to social justice, a social gospel, white privilege, reparation, and interfaith dialogue,” Howse concludes. “This is how you destroy a nation from within: with a Trojan horse.”


Dem leaders witness push for new Red revolution


Authored by Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com) | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez on "60 Minutes"The newest faces of the Democratic Party suggest the party’s love affair with far-left politics is gaining momentum, angering their leaders, and turning off the public, says a public policy analyst.

The swearing-in of congressional lawmakers made national headlines last week, most notably since Rep. Nancy Pelosi was handed the gavel after Democrats made huge gains in November’s election and wrestled control of the House of Representatives from Republicans.

What do you suspect Dem leaders are saying to ambitious new lawmakers behind closed doors? (Choose up to two)
‘Baby steps, it takes baby steps’‘Cuba is our model, too’‘Stay on message please’‘Tell me again: what are your committee assignments?’‘Trump is the enemy’‘Yeah, we’re gonna impeach him’

But it was the fresh faces in Congress that made the most news, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old Democrat who is making history as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She is also an avowed socialist and in recent days touted her “Green New Deal” that includes a whopping 70-percent top tax rate on the wealthiest Americans to finance a move from fossil fuels to renewable energy within 10 years.

gasoline pumpsNot only does the “Green New Deal” plan to move the U.S. from gas and oil, writes Rich Lowry, quoting from draft legislation, it also promises to tackle gender inequality, deliver a “basic income,” and provide “universal health care.” 

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American elected to Congress, made headlines over the foul language she used — she dropped the raunchiest of swear words — when she addressed a raucous crowd of far-left activists. It was also not lost on the public that Tlaib also promised to impeach President Trump in that speech, a plan that excites the Far Left at the same time Pelosi and other leaders claim impeachment is not in their plans. Tlaib also made headlines for another reason: a wall map in her new congressional office was altered with a note denoting non-existent “Palestine” over the current country of Israel.

Hamilton

“The thing that is concerning to me,” observes Abe Hamilton of the American Family Association, “is we literally now have a major national political party that is openly become a socialist party. That should be concerning to all Americans because that is where we are.”

Writing at conservative website RedState, Joe Cunningham advises the political whispering in D.C. is that Pelosi and Schumer are “furious” that the freshman Democrats are “stealing the spotlight” then doing “dumb things” with the publicity they’re enjoying.

The leaders were particularly angry with Ocasio-Cortez for her “60 Minutes” interview, when she claimed she was “morally right” after being confronted over her “fuzzy math” about government spending, according to Cunningham.

Democratic Socialists of America“This is a larger problem for the Democrats,” Cunningham observes. “They were happy to sit back and laugh as Republicans fought amongst themselves during the Obama years, but now they find themselves in the middle of their own Tea Party moment – one which they can thank Bernie Sanders for.”

Hamilton tells OneNewsNow the far-left agenda on display in the nation’s capital does not play well with mainstream America.

CNN praises NY Dem socialist“The 2016 election revealed that the Democrat Party had become a coastal and regional party — it was no longer a national party,” he observes. “And I think that rings true still today, when you have these extreme elements who’ve gained control and momentum within the Democrat Party. They will soon learn that the American people are not on board with the radical socialist agenda.”

In his concluding words in the RedState commentary, Cunningham predicts that powerful Democratic leaders are now fighting with ambitous progressives for the future direction of the party.

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