The Mickey Louse Clubhouse

Like many families, Mrs. Earp and I have made a few trips to Disney World in Florida. Not just with the kids, mind you; we went there on our honeymoon and when Mrs. Earp was pregnant with Kyle. It’s always a fun time, but honestly, I don’t think we’ll be spending our money there anymore.

In an interview with Reuters, the CEO of the Walt Disney Co. said he had doubts the company would continue production in Georgia if the controversial ban on abortion in the state comes into effect, primarily as the company’s employees would be against it.

“I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. Right now we are watching it very carefully,” Iger said. The exec added that if the law does come into effect, he didn’t “see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there.”

Funny, because I don’t think it’s practical for my family to continue patronizing anything Disney from here on out. And no, I have not been under a rock; I realize the entire corporation is filled with leftists who hate conservatives. I should be thanking Iger for helping make my choice for me.

On May 7, Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “fetal-heartbeat bill,” which bans abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The legislation, as well as similar moves in Alabama and other states to ban abortion, has caused a furious backlash in Hollywood and led to calls to boycott those states.

Disney, through Iger, is the latest company to wade into the controversy. Earlier this week, Netflix said it would fight Georgia’s abortion law and would “rethink” its operations there should the law go into effect.

Netflix? Is that still a (profitable) thing? I am proud to say I have never spent a dime on Netflix and never had the displeasure of watching its programming. Of course, I should thank them as well for all the money I’ll save in the future.

Look Bob, I realize the Marvel Universe is effectively finished – Captain Marvel is never going to generate revenue – and your company literally ruined Star Wars, bit it’s okay. We’ll just part ways here.

It’s not me, Bob. It’s you.

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, To The Left We Must Go

One of my greatest joys as a kid – and honestly, as an adult – was visiting DisneyWorld. The park has changed dramatically since my first trip in 1980, but despite all the improvements, my favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean.

Well, it used to be.

As of July 24, Disney will be doing away with a scene in its Pirates of the Caribbean ride, first launched in 1968, which involves women being sold off as brides, and turning the famed redhead ‘wench’ into a plundering rifle-toting pirate instead.

The move – which will concern the ride at Disneyland Paris, and next year at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando – has earned praise from some fans and ridicule from others.

In the original section of the ride, actors pose as local women with a sign that reads: ‘Auction, take a wench for a bride.’ New artwork released by Disney reveals that signs will feature the phrase: ‘Auction, surrender yer loot.’

Because why would we portray pirates as, well, pirates? Historically speaking, pirates were murderous bastards who treated women like slaves, but Disney would rather everyone believe evil doesn’t exist in the world. No, the Mouse House prefers the unwashed masses think the world is filled with Shiny, Happy People holding hands.

In short, Disney is ruining my childhood memories in the name of political correctness.

You Can’t Spell Depression Without ESPN

boycott-espnHere’s a story from our “It’s Funny When It Happens to Them” file. Remember ESPN? Well they are apparently the albatross around Mickey Mouse’s pencil-neck.

The network is responsible for Disney losing about half a billion dollars so far this year.

The Walt Disney Company began its fiscal year with a whimper, as the entertainment giant was unable to successfully fend off headwinds facing its cable business, reporting revenue that fell short of expectations.

After the close of markets Tuesday, Disney reported revenue of $14.8 billion and earnings of $1.55 a share for the three months ended Dec. 31, which the company classifies as the first quarter of its fiscal year. Analysts had estimated $15.3 billion in revenue and earnings of $1.50 a share on average for the most recent quarter.

Aww, that’s a shame. I have little use for ESPN, with the rare exception of soccer matches and college lacrosse games on ESPNU. The rest of the channel’s lineup is pure drek, in my opinion.

Cable networks, particularly ESPN, have been an albatross on Disney’s stock price even as the company’s two other major prongs, movies and theme parks, continue to perform well. As cheaper TV alternatives began to proliferate, ESPN hemorrhaged subscribers during the course of 2016 and is now at less than 88 million, compared with a peak of 100.1 million in 2011. At an estimated $7 per subscriber, that dip has been a substantial hit to Disney, especially considering media networks made up 49 percent of Disney’s profits during fiscal 2016.

You know the problem with ESPN – and I’m just spitballin’ here – is they are more about political correctness than they are about, you know, sports. They have led the charge on leftist activism, and have been known to fire analysts with opposing views, fire commentators because idiots see race in everything, and made half their viewership – namely, conservatives – feel unwelcome.

Personally, I would be very happy if ESPN went out of business. Thankfully, it appears their demise will have been self-inflicted.

Captain Unamerica

Disney's Liberalsim

Walt Disney and Marvel have threatened to boycott the state of Georgia in response to the state’s proposed religious freedom bill, because liberals only believe in freedom from religion.

Walt Disney and Marvel, a Disney subsidiary, are threatening to boycott Georgia if Governor Nathan Deal signs into law a religious freedom bill that recently passed the Georgia state legislature.

The bill, HB 575, was initially designed to protect businesses and non-profits whose owners had religious objections to providing services for and participating in gay “marriages”; however, the new version is less accommodating to religious freedom.

So the governor already backed down to the libtards, but that wasn’t enough for Disney and Marvel, because any religious objections solely made by Christians is racist and bigoted.

Even this watered-down version of the bill, however, has caused Disney, and with it the Georgia-based Marvel studios, to threaten a boycott of the state should Governor Deal sign it.

“Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” a spokesman for Burbank-based Disney said. (H/TAOSHQ)

This from the company which fired 250 American employees after forcing them to train their foreign replacements. Ace at Ace of Spades has been urging conservatives to ban Disney and Marvel for a long time, but I always hesitated because my kids and I like Marvel films. I think it’s high time I change my stance, though, because far too many liberal organizations pull crap like this. I think I should start punishing Disney and Marvel in the wallet.