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Good News Friday: 04/28/23

APR 28, 2023

April 28, 2023

Dear Patriots,

Here are items of good news and hope.  Any good news is routinely suppressed by the far left press.

We share these stories to remind you that there is hope and that we are not alone.

1- Many never thought we would ever see a headline like this one. But, praise God!

Zero Hedge

Surprising Surge Of Young Americans Turn To Religion

QUOTE: The story of religious trends in America has been one of increasing disaffiliation among younger generations. But a new study reveals an unexpected resurgence of faith among youngsters in a post-Covid era. 

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, a new study commissioned by Springtide Research Institute found about one-third of 18-to-25-year-olds believe in a higher power, up from one-quarter in 2021. The findings were based on polling data from December. 

Church leaders and young adults attribute the increase in faith to believing in a higher power during the Covid crisis: 

For many young people, the pandemic was the first crisis they faced. It affected everyone to some degree, from the loss of family and friends to uncertainty about jobs and daily life. In many ways, it aged young Americans and they are now turning to the same comfort previous generations have turned to during tragedies for healing and comfort. –WSJ 

In Los Angeles, rabbi Nicole Guzik said more young adults are attending Friday night services at the synagogue than ever before. She said:”I think this demographic has a need to connect socially and spiritually.” 

Could the years of rising religious disaffiliation among Americans have finally hit a plateau? 

2- The boycott on Budweiser continues to have bad results for the company that cares more about their social justice score than their customers.

Daily Mail

Coors Light and Miller Lite sales SPIKE 18% in wake of Bud Light’s Dylan Mulvaney debacle

QUOTE: Bud Light has suffered another blow in the fallout from its Dylan Mulvaney partnership as its rivals’ sales have spiked while its seen huge losses.
Coors Light and Miller Lite both saw bumps to sales while the Anheuser-Busch-owned brewer saw them plunge.

In the week after the campaign launched, April 1, Bud Light dollar sales dipped 6 percent, as Coors Light rose 3.5 percent and Miller Lite 3.1 per cent.

As the backlash ramped up against Anheuser-Busch, with Kid Rock opening fire on several cases of the beer, their sales dropped 17 percent in the week of April 18.

By comparison, Coors Light saw sales rise by 10.6 percent, while Miller Lite scooped up even more profit with sales rising 11.5 percent.

Bud Light is the largest beer brand in the US, but their decision to work with Mulvaney has seriously affected the company.

3- It is now crystal clear that the best way to defeat “woke” companies who ignore and insult mainstream Americans and basic morals is by using the power of our purses.  Do NOT support them. The boycotts of Fox, Budweiser, and others are speaking volumes. Do not relent. The Left never stops.

Yahoo Finance 

Disney begins second round of layoffs as company aims to cut 7,000 jobs by summer

QUOTE: This week marks the second round of job cuts following a first round that began the week of March 27. Disney officials said Monday that at the completion of this second wave, 4,000 jobs will be eliminated.

The eliminations will occur across the company’s business segments, including Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. They will also happen across the country, from Burbank to New York and Connecticut.

Disney had previously announced the effort to slash 7,000 jobs as it looks to eliminate $5.5 billion in costs. The company went through its first round of layoffs at the end of March with more job cuts expected before the start of the summer to get to the target.

4- We reiterate the suggestion made earlier this week to turn off all cable news and find several independent podcasts to listen to.

Revolver News

MASSIVE second-day Fox News rating decline… Sean Hannity gets caught in powerful boycott riptide…

QUOTE: The decision by Fox News to cut ties with Tucker Carlson has was a huge mistake. For years, Tucker has been a popular and outspoken voice for the forgotten-middle-class, and his firing (because we all know that’s what it was) has left many viewers feeling frustrated and furious.

This latest decision to silence Tucker Carlson appears to be the straw that broke everyone’s back, and the proof is in the pudding, as they say. Ratings have plunged for the cable news giant. On Tuesday night, during the 8:00 pm hour Fox News only attracted 1.7 million viewers, down significantly from the numbers Tucker brought. 

Keep in mind, last Tuesday when Tucker Carlson was on air at 8:00 pm, Fox news registered these numbers: 481,000/3,223,000.

Last night at 8:00 pm, without Tucker Carlson, these were the numbers: 159,333 | 1,777,000.

Fox News is down a whopping two-thirds in the key demographic.

5- Cleaning up voting rolls is one way to curtail Democrat cheating in elections.

Breitbart

Gov. Youngkin’s Election Officials to Remove 19K Dead People from Virginia Voter Rolls

QUOTE: Election officials, appointed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R), are set to remove nearly 19,000 dead voter registrants from Virginia’s voter rolls.

This week, Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Susan Beals, appointed by Youngkin last year, announced that close to 19,000 dead registrants were recently discovered on the state’s voter rolls.

The dead registrants were found after officials reviewed death records from the Virginia Department of Health dating back to 1960 that were not previously shared.

Subsequently, the dead registrants will be removed and a new set of protocols will be used by Virginia election officials to more quickly remove dead registrants from voter rolls in the future.

6- Another win for those who stood strong for medical freedom.

Washington Examiner

Judge orders Chicago to reinstate employees docked and fired for refusing to get COVID-19 shot

QUOTE: An Illinois judge has ruled that Chicago city employees who were fired for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine must be reinstated and that the mandate be rescinded.

More than 20 unions representing city workers signed on to an unfair labor practices lawsuit with the state panel after outgoing Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot imposed the policy in 2021.

Administrative Law Judge Anna Hamburg-Gal said in a 78-page decision that while the city was within its right to implement a vaccine requirement for workers, it failed to negotiate with the union over the consequences, which included putting employees on a “no-pay status” and later terminating them completely. The city should have negotiated with the union until both sides reached an agreement or were at an impasse, Hamburg-Gal said.

She ordered Chicago to reinstate the employees who were punished and have their personnel records wiped clean and pay workers for lost pay with 7% interest.

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