Finally, Some Good News!

There are few organizations I despise more than ESPN. The uber-woke network revolutionized “sports reporting” by ignoring the action on the field, and embracing the action coming from idiotic athlete’s mouths.

Their woke ideology resulted in layoffs earlier this year, and true to form, ESPN continued their woke nonsense. Guess how that turned out?

It looks like another wave of layoffs is coming to ESPN, maybe to the tune of hundreds of lost jobs.

ESPN has more than 6,000 employees, but as it is losing upwards of $2 billion in annual revenue due to a constant stream of lost subscribers and difficulties arising from the coronavirus, network owner Disney clearly feels something has to give. So, according to The Athletic, ESPN is set to begin layoffs, maybe as soon as Thursday.

The site notes that a portion of the budget savings will be realized by allowing contracts with some talent to go un-renewed. Still, many behind the scenes workers — especially in remote locations — are also expected to be let go.

Hopefully most of the “talent” being laid off are commentators and hosts. Normally I wouldn’t dunk on the random ESPN drones, but they knew ESPN was a despicable leftist corporation when they signed up. So hey, if you also got laid off, I’m not shedding any tears.

Welcome To Taxadelphia

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has unveiled a plan to “recover” from the Chinese Wuhan virus and its subsequent destruction of an already failing economy. It may surprise you to know Kenney and his leftist City Council will embrace the tried-and-true policies of the Democratic Party.

Mayor Jim Kenney on Friday said his administration made “truly painful decisions” to propose tax hikes, layoffs, and service reductions and fill Philadelphia’s $649 million budget hole, but acknowledged the uphill climb he faces in winning support from City Council and the community.

Kenney was front row, center calling for the city to be shut down. He actively participated in closing businesses and threatened those who ignored his dictates. Now, an already poverty-stricken city is dealing with skyrocketing unemployment numbers, and this asshole thinks the solution is raising people’s taxes? This policy will force people to lose their homes; it will destroy people’s lives!

But the size of the city’s budget hole in 2009 was $108 million, Kenney noted. It is now facing a potential deficit five times as large.

Thanks exclusively to former Mayor Michael Nutter and Jim “I’ll Have Another Drink” Kenney. These assclowns ran up the deficit, and now Kenney is expecting to balance the budget on the backs of the citizens? Go f**k yourself!

Council President Darrell L. Clarke acknowledged that some tax increases may be necessary. Kenney’s $4.9 billion spending plan, which replaces a more ambitious $5.2 billion budget proposed in March, also includes increases in the parking tax and the wage tax for suburban commuters, and freezes in planned reductions to business taxes and the wage tax rate for residents.

Our taxes are already astronomical; most notably the property taxes, which are crippling. In 2016, this piece of garbage levied America’s first beverage tax on the city, claiming it would raise $91 million in revenue a year. Where did that money go, Jimmy?

Hundreds of city employees will lose their jobs, with some reductions occurring by June; more would follow in August. The city has more than 25,000 full-time employees.

With regards to the service reductions, our trash still gets picked up – and spilled onto the street – once a week, but recycling is now every two weeks. The city public pools will be closed this summer – a necessity in the poor neighborhoods in the summer – and many recreational programs will likely shut their doors. Hopefully, this won’t affect Julia’s dance classes, but I fear it will.

This is what happens when a city enjoys sixty-eight uninterrupted years of Democratic regimes.

Thank You China, Part Deux!

Since the Wuhan Virus is the all-day, every day go-to story in America, I figured I needed to post about it occasionally; especially when the worst Americans are hit. “Americans” such as our brave heroes in the mainstream media.

Gannett announced Monday it is cutting pay and furloughing journalists at its newspapers across the country as ad revenue plunges during the coronavirus pandemic.

The publisher of more than 100 newspapers, including USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, The Columbus Dispatch and The Arizona Republic, is reportedly furloughing workers who make more than $38,000. Those employees will be subject to furloughs of one week per month in April, May and June, according to a tweet from investigative reporter Gregory Holman of the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri, a Gannett-owned paper.

But wait, there’s more. Scumbag publication Buzzfeed is also laying off staff. Lulz.

In an internal memo on Wednesday, the company announced a graduated salary reduction for the majority of employees for the months of April and May, adding that company brass would meet with the news union to ratify the cuts. (H/TAOSHQ)

There’s nothing more depressing than being laid off, furloughed, or outright fired. When productive, hard-working people like Ronni are being furloughed, that’s a tragedy. When the despicable media is being laid off, it’s a good start.

Winning, Part 1

The uber-leftist, Trump-hating New York Daily News announced layoffs yesterday, an announcement which made my pants grow tight.

The New York Daily News has been around since 1919 but the paper has fallen on hard times in the past several years. Today, there was a brief meeting lasting less than one minute during which the paper’s remaining employees were informed of a new round of layoffs. From the NY Times:

The meeting lasted less than a minute. By the time it was over, reporters and editors at The Daily News had been told that the newsroom staff was being cut in half and that the editor in chief, Jim Rich, was out of a job…

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Maybe if these leftist journalists activists reported the news instead of editorializing it, they would still be gainfully employed.

Paging Dr. Schadenfreude

Employees at ESPN, the social justice warrior network masquerading as a sports channel, are bracing for even more layoffs come this holiday season; proving Christmas can come any day of the year!

In the next few weeks, the Worldwide Leader is expected to undergo another round of massive layoffs — Sporting News cites 40-60 layoffs coming, with Sports Illustrated reporting the number will exceed 100 — and the next wave of who’s-next worry has many scanning their options.

According to a Monday Sporting News report, which cited a source at a rival network, some ESPN staffers already are sending out “just-in-case” résumés to competitors such as FS1, NBCSN and Turner Sports.

“SportsCenter” will be particularly hard hit, its relevance fading in the Internet age, and the report said more than back-end and front-facing talent on the show will be in trouble. With less “SportsCenter” comes less management over “SportsCenter,” so suits, too, are in danger.

ESPN long ago went the way of MTV; it broadcasts far too many talking head shows, and far too little sports events. They stopped carrying NHL games and NASCAR races, and now their bread and butter is baseball – which I hate – and the NBA – which I hate even more. The final straw was their decision to embrace their heavy leftist slant, but thanks to NBC SportsNet and Fox Sports, I can see the sports I like elsewhere.

Much like the demise of the NFL and the end of Hollywood, the Trump era is smiting all conservatism’s enemies; one douche at a time.

I apologize for the posts about E(SJW)PN, but their demise sends a thrill up my leg, especially if Jemele Hill and Michael Smith – the two racist pieces of garbage above, are among those receiving pink slips.

Good News, Sports Fans!

ESPN, the social justice warrior organization disguised as a sports network, is bracing itself for more layoffs this year. It’s like Christmas and Oktoberfest all wrapped up in one! It’s Christoberfest!

More bad news could be on the horizon for ESPN. Staffers at the Worldwide Leader in Sports are bracing for another possible round of layoffs late this year, multiple sources tell Sporting News.

The next round of cutbacks could come down in late November or early December, with 40-60 positions potentially being impacted, according to sources. The layoffs could hit both on-air TV/radio talent and behind-the-scenes production staffers.

ESPN declined to comment.

Hmm, I wonder if anyone at the “worldwide leader in social justice” realizes the network started swirling the toiled immediately after their wholehearted embrace of liberalism and outright contempt of conservatives? Nah, that’s probably too deep a concept for them.

Philly’s Soda Tax Is Bubbling Over

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Philadelphia’s beverage tax is nowhere close to meeting expectations and businesses are being forced to lay off employees. In other words, it is performing as well as most liberal boondoggles.

Two months into the city’s sweetened-beverage tax, supermarkets and distributors are reporting a 30 percent to 50 percent drop in beverage sales and are planning for layoffs. One of the city’s largest distributors says it will cut 20 percent of its workforce in March, and an owner of six ShopRite stores in Philadelphia says he expects to shed 300 workers this spring.

“People are seeing sales decline larger than anything they’ve seen up to this point in the city,” said Alex Baloga, vice president of external relations at the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association.

Mayor Jim “I’ll Have Another Drink” Kenney reacted accordingly, by first questioning the legitimacy of the numbers, then by accusing beverage businesses of being “greedy.” Yeah, smart take, Jimbo.

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