Libs New Cancel Culture Target > Dominos Pizza Over an 8 Year old Tweet…So Sad
Some of President Donald Trump’s top critics tried to “cancel” pizza chain Dominos over a 2012 tweet thanking now- White House Press Secretary (then-cable news commentator), Kayleigh McEnany, for a compliment, but the effort didn’t quite go as planned. Not only did Trump’s supporters push back, but the pizza chain itself got involved, striking a body blow on self-described “Never-Trumper” Rick Wilson.
Late Monday, Wilson somehow dug up a 2012 tweet from Dominos thanking McEnany for a high compliment — a response after McEnany told Dominos she preferred their pizza to New York City pizza.
Wilson implied that Dominos had “killed their brand” by responding favorably to a Trump aide, adding the hashtag #ETTD, “Everything Trump Touches Dies,” a reference to Wilson’s best-selling book.
Yet, somehow, the tweet was supposed to reveal Dominos’ biases and result in major damage to the pizza chain’s brand.
“My God. What kind of loser searches the tweets of a PIZZA PLACE looking for something ‘problematic,’ finds a polite tweet thanking Trump’s current spox for a compliment she made EIGHT YEARS AGO, and thinks that’s worth siccing an online hate mob against them?” one writer tweeted.
“They killed it 8 years ago? Dude, c’mon,” added commentator Dana Loesch.
“Guys, that’s from 2012,” another Twitter user pointed out.
“There is nothing that has more 2020 energy than Dominoes getting dragged for this innocent 8-year-old reply to Kayleigh McEnany,” added Greg Price.
The Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed (OWS) is aiming to deliver 300 million doses of a safe and effective vaccine for coronavirus by January 2021, according to senior administration officials on Tuesday.
“We are already seeing vaccine development proceeding at a record-setting pace,” a senior administration official said on a conference call with reporters.
Officials said the administration has chosen 14 “promising candidates” for a vaccine, down from more than 100 candidates. Some of the 14 are already in clinical trials, with government support. The 14 candidates will be narrowed further down to about seven most promising candidates. All successful vaccines will be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Officials said they anticipate that anyone who wants a vaccine dose but cannot afford one will be provided one for free, and they expect most insurance companies to cover vaccinations as they have with other coronavirus-related services without a co-pay.
Distribution will be on a tiered system, with higher priority for the elderly, those with preexisting conditions, and people performing essential services, officials said.
Leading Market News
If the topsy-turvy financial markets of 2020 have you scratching your head, you’re not alone. But you may be overthinking it, according to one longtime market watcher.
“2020 is just like 2009,” wrote Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research, in a note out Tuesday.
Colas has been tracking the 2009-2020 analogy ever since the March mayhem, and the similarities have been uncanny. If the comparison holds, he writes, we should expect a period of stagnation, and then a late-year rally.
But first, here’s a recap of where we’ve been since March.
As of 58 days after the low of March 23, 2020, the S&P 500 is 37.1% higher. In 2009, the low came on March 9, and 58 days later, the index was 39.4% higher.
Oddly, Colas notes, in 2020, stocks have twice tried to break away to the upside from the 2009 experience, but failed both times. The first was on April 14, when the 2020 rally got ahead of 2009 by 11 points (+27.2% from the lows vs. 16.4% in 2009). Stocks then gave up all those gains in the next 5 days.
“The second was just last Monday, when the index was 13 points ahead of the 2009 rally, and you know what happened next: Thursday’s 6% drop and other declines have closed the gap again,” Colas writes.
The parallels between the two periods are all the more striking because of how different the stock market has become, he noted. Among other things, valuations are higher: the S&P 500 currently trades 19.6x recent peak earnings of $155 a share, compared with 10.4x peak earnings, in 2009.
The Back Page
A top al-Qaeda terrorist was killed on Sunday in Syria in an airstrike that reportedly used a secretive U.S. missile that does not feature an explosive warhead, but instead uses knives to shred the target.
“Khalid al-Aruri, a Jordanian also known by his nom de guerre Abu al-Qassam al-Urduni, was struck in his car, almost certainly by a new breed of lethal, highly accurate missile,” The Sunday Times reported. “The Hellfire R9X has been nicknamed the ‘flying ninja’ or ‘flying ginsu’ for its fast-swivelling, detachable blades.”
Al-Aruri reportedly led an al-Qaeda faction in Syria where he was the “personal representative” of Ayman al-Zawahiri and was tasked with planning future Islamic terrorist attacks on the West.
The Sunday Times added that al-Aruri was killed along with another top Islamic terrorist leader, Bilal al-Sanaani.
The Hellfire R9X missile that was developed by the U.S. military to avoid civilian casualties in populated areas.