State Farm’s Turn in the Chair

 

ICYMI,  State Farm Insurance went from “like a good neighbor” to “like that creepy guy who lurks at the edge of the playground” because of the efforts of a “corporate responsibility officer” to distribute LGBTQ reading materials to elementary-age schoolchildren.

Dated Jan. 18, the email was sent by Jose Soto, a corporate responsibility analyst for State Farm in Florida, and in addition to promoting the company’s partnership with the GenderCool Project, it sought to recruit six State Farm insurance agents in Florida to “[receive] these books in March, then [donate] them to their community by the end of April.”

“Nationwide, approximately 550 State Farm agents and employees will have the opportunity to donate this three book bundle to their local teacher, community center, or library of their choice,” Soto wrote in the email.

The three books, A Kids Book About Being Transgender, A Kids Book About Being Non-Binary, and A Kids Book About Being Inclusive, contain various descriptions about gender and identity meant to disprove the notion that gender is the same as biological sex and establish that it is therefore changeable. The GenderCool Project markets the “three book bundle” to children ages 5 and over, a fact noted in the whistleblower email.

The company backed off when the emails were leaked, but a ton of people canceled State Farm policies yesterday. And now the woke leftists are mad because State Farm “caved to the right-wing” and disavowed the program. They are also vowing to cancel their policies, but … let’s be honest … how many woke leftists own cars and homes. (And those that do probably ensure through Progressive).

Anyway, it’s fascinating that not wanting little kids to be sexualized is considered “right-wing”  now.

I feel bad for the agents who are going to lose out on commissions because of the idiocy in C-Suite. Human Resource departments were created to protect corporations from employee lawsuits. But the new crop of HR people, many of whom graduated from college with otherwise useless degrees in “Studies” of some kind. So, latching onto the latest woke-leftist thing is second nature to them.

As to why getting gay with kids (#GGWK) has become such a huge thing on the left, it’s more than simply wanting to groom children into activism. That’s probably the biggest part of it, but you cannot discount the cheap thrill a woke leftist gets from shocking the normals. And there’s not much more shocking than pushing sexual stuff onto kids.

On a personal note, I was a pretty weird little kid. I was into all kinds of weird stuff like science fiction and fantasy, UFOlogy, exotic cultures, I dressed weird, I liked to say things just to shock the adults. OK, I was a weird snotty little brat. I am so glad I never had an alphabet activist for a teacher who decided that because I was an eccentric little kid, that I must be “queer” and therefore consigned to a life of dysfunction. I am equally lucky to have been educated before the era of “medicate all the boys who don’t conform.”

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  1. No Caesar Thatcher
    No Caesar
    @NoCaesar

    Corporate HR types, particularly younger ones, are the most likely to be woke.  Take that into account when hiring for those departments.  No company should have a Chief Diversity Officer.  That’s just dumb.  If I were a stock holder I’d sell.

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  2. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    Keep cancelling those policies even though they’ve backed off. Do not reward cowards. Reward strong companies that immediately root out all this perversity and publicly fire everyone involved.

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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    I wish we had a State Farm policy so that I could rant at my representative and cancel it!

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  4. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Victor Tango Kilo: Anyway, it’s fascinating that not wanting little kids to be sexualized is considered “right-wing”  now.

    As a right-winger myself, I will gladly own it . . .

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  5. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Victor Tango Kilo: On a personal note, I was a pretty weird little kid. I was into all kinds of weird stuff like science fiction and fantasy, UFOlogy, exotic cultures, I dressed weird, I liked to say things just to shock the adults. OK, I was a weird snotty little brat. I am so glad I never had an alphabet activist for a teacher who decided that because I was an eccentric little kid, that I must be “queer” and therefore consigned to a life of dysfunction. I am equally lucky to have been educated before the era of “medicate all the boys who don’t conform.”

    I had long hair in high school.  I’m pretty sure I’d be counseled to become trans because it was clear my hair meant I wanted to be a girl . . .

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  6. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby
    @FullSizeTabby

    For years the “safe” corporate action has been to cave to the left, because the left was eager to cause economic harm if the company didn’t celebrate leftism, while people on the right just wanted good insurance services, quality chicken sandwiches, high performance shoes, etc. 

    Now that people on the right are seeing how much active damage leftist corporations are causing to real people, it is unfortunately probably necessary for people of the right to care about more than just good insurance services, quality chicken sandwiches, high performance shoes, etc.

    Maybe if leftism is no longer the “safe” corporate action, then companies will go back to focusing primarily on good insurance services, quality chicken sandwiches, high performance shoes, etc. 

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  7. Illiniguy Member
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    @Illiniguy

    I just got an email from a colleague of mine who’s a State Farm agent who said he got an email last night from Corporate informing him that the company is pulling the plug on the program.

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  8. Brian Watt Inactive
    Brian Watt
    @BrianWatt

    I usually get a letter from State Farm in the mail every month encouraging me to switch to them. I’m currently with Allstate. I may just have to reply to the next solicitation. In fact, I look forward to replying. 

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  9. Vance Richards Member
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    Illiniguy (View Comment):

    I just got an email from a colleague of mine who’s a State Farm agent who said he got an email last night from Corporate informing him that the company is pulling the plug on the program.

    The poor agents caught in the middle of that stupidity. Even if the are backtracking, they already ticked off the normal people. And by changing their mind they now have the perverts against them. How about just focus insurance.

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  10. Raxxalan Member
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    @Raxxalan

    Victor Tango Kilo: On a personal note, I was a pretty weird little kid. I was into all kinds of weird stuff like science fiction and fantasy, UFOlogy, exotic cultures, I dressed weird, I liked to say things just to shock the adults. OK, I was a weird snotty little brat. I am so glad I never had an alphabet activist for a teacher who decided that because I was an eccentric little kid, that I must be “queer” and therefore consigned to a life of dysfunction. I am equally lucky to have been educated before the era of “medicate all the boys who don’t conform.”

    I am right there with you.  I would also add that I am extremely happy my teenage years were not documented online for all time.  I would have been so canceled.

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  11. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    State Farm should have gone under when it shamelessly stalled, and negated claims of 100,000’s of businesses and home owners’ claims  in the wake of Katrina.

    Their performance was so bad that the ditty used in its TV ads was re-written to reflect the painful lessons its insured had learned.

    “Like The Grim Reaper, State Farm is there!”

     

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  12. Illiniguy Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Illiniguy (View Comment):

    I just got an email from a colleague of mine who’s a State Farm agent who said he got an email last night from Corporate informing him that the company is pulling the plug on the program.

    The poor agents caught in the middle of that stupidity. Even if the are backtracking, they already ticked off the normal people. And by changing their mind they now have the perverts against them. How about just focus insurance.

    It’d be interesting to find out if they would have lost more business by sponsoring the project or will lose more for having cancelled it.

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  13. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    “Like a woke neighbor, State Farm is “their” . . .

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  14. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    I usually get a letter from State Farm in the mail every month encouraging me to switch to them. I’m currently with Allstate. I may just have to reply to the next solicitation. In fact, I look forward to replying.

    You might want to ask some questions. From their site:

    https://www.allstate.jobs/2020/10/20/allstaters-are-partnering-with-gendercool-to-empower-youth/

    AFAIK they haven’t repudiated this.

     

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  15. Arthur Beare Member
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    @ArthurBeare

    How does something so sure to put the company;s name in the news get by the board of directors??

    This sort of thing is fisically irresponsible, as it has nothing at all to do with the business (aside from being downright stupid in that it is likely to tick off huge numbers of people)

     

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  16. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    I remember when businesses expressed social responsibility by considering the welfare of their workers. 

    But I suppose getting some guy in the art department to paint a rainbow over your logo is way cheaper. 

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  17. Brian Watt Inactive
    Brian Watt
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    MWD B612 "Dawg" (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    I usually get a letter from State Farm in the mail every month encouraging me to switch to them. I’m currently with Allstate. I may just have to reply to the next solicitation. In fact, I look forward to replying.

    You might want to ask some questions. From their site:

    https://www.allstate.jobs/2020/10/20/allstaters-are-partnering-with-gendercool-to-empower-youth/

    AFAIK they haven’t repudiated this.

     

    Thanks for the heads up. I just sent this to my Allstate agent:

    It’s unfortunate that Allstate is pushing this grooming garbage and programs like it that prey on vulnerable youth.  https://www.allstate.jobs/2020/10/20/allstaters-are-partnering-with-gendercool-to-empower-youth/ I’m now in the process of looking for a new insurance company that doesn’t push this perverted, grooming garbage. I will encourage all my friends and relatives who have Allstate to do the same. Please feel free to forward this to Allstate management to let them know that the cowardly corporate decision to cave to militant grooming activists is about to lose them thousands of accounts and potentially millions of dollars. Brian Watt

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  18. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
    Rightfromthestart
    @Rightfromthestart

    How is it there wasn’t a brake pedal in upper management before this went out? 
    Just one sane person to say ‘What are you talking about ? How does this sell insurance? By the way – you’re fired’ 

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  19. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
    Rightfromthestart
    @Rightfromthestart

    By the way Disney stock 101.59 today, I sold at 140 when the ‘not so secret agenda’ came out. 

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  20. Some Call Me ...Tim Coolidge
    Some Call Me ...Tim
    @SomeCallMeTim

    Rightfromthestart (View Comment):

    How is it there wasn’t a brake pedal in upper management before this went out?
    Just one sane person to say ‘What are you talking about ? How does this sell insurance? By the way – you’re fired’

    This stuff gets through because upper management is no longer insurance guys(or car guys or entertainment guys). They are professional CEOs that allegedly know how to make money. 

    I’m sure they have a mission statement and a strategic business plan and core values, none of which state that they will be the best at providing insurance. 

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  21. Franco Member
    Franco
    @Franco

    This is the same shakedown scam Jesse Jacson and Al Sharpton started. The LGBT cabal has perfected it. There is no one in the entire the company who would risk him/herself in standing against such a program. Once enacted and with backlash, someone can take action. 

    There are many indications this type of thing will not continue. 

    But I’m seeing a business opportunity! State Farm  Transgender insurance. Hear me out… You are expecting a child. But what if he/she decides they want to be another gender? The operation(s) and hormone treatments are expensive. That’s where the Transgender insurance policy kicks in. Why wouldn’t nervous parents not wish to protect themselves from this catastrophic expense? 

    But then, the advocacy for transitioning support programs would probably have to end. 

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  22. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

    I think it’s Stephen Green at PJMedia who says, .”. . . and then they came for our kids.” Never a smart business move. 

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  23. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    “Here at XYZ Industries, we are committed to raising awareness…of our brand and our products! 

    “We support the LGBTQ community by hiring people with no regard to their sexuality. In fact, we discourage sexuality at work and will fire you if you start banging coworkers. Seriously, come to work, do your job, don’t be a pain in the [redacted], and you’ll get paid!” 

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  24. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    @RushBabe49

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    How does something so sure to put the company;s name in the news get by the board of directors??

    This sort of thing is fisically irresponsible, as it has nothing at all to do with the business (aside from being downright stupid in that it is likely to tick off huge numbers of people)

     

    You know how?  ESG-ratings from Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings.  They just removed Tesla from their ratings.  These days, big institutional investors like BlackRock, Fidelity, and Vanguard are demanding high ESG ratings from the companies whose stock they own.  ESG is totally a scam, and a backlash is forming.

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  25. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Good news.  State Farm has backed off:

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/report-state-farm-backs-down-on-donating-transgender-books-for-five-year-olds-to-schools

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  26. WI Con Member
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    Illiniguy (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Illiniguy (View Comment):

    I just got an email from a colleague of mine who’s a State Farm agent who said he got an email last night from Corporate informing him that the company is pulling the plug on the program.

    The poor agents caught in the middle of that stupidity. Even if the are backtracking, they already ticked off the normal people. And by changing their mind they now have the perverts against them. How about just focus insurance.

    It’d be interesting to find out if they would have lost more business by sponsoring the project or will lose more for having cancelled it.

    Don’t know but they’ll for sure lose the most as they’ve angered both ends of the spectrum. I really hope C-Suites in this country start looking at these train wreck and start cleaning house and getting back to their original respective business operations.

    This fiasco is entirely on the executive management team-they empowered a leftist to direct their charitable dollars into controversial endeavors. I understand they spent $40,000 on this program – how much did it “cost” them though? Heads should (figuratively) roll.

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  27. WI Con Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    How does something so sure to put the company;s name in the news get by the board of directors??

    This sort of thing is fisically irresponsible, as it has nothing at all to do with the business (aside from being downright stupid in that it is likely to tick off huge numbers of people)

     

    You know how? ESG-ratings from Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings. They just removed Tesla from their ratings. These days, big institutional investors like BlackRock, Fidelity, and Vanguard are demanding high ESG ratings from the companies whose stock they own. ESG is totally a scam, and a backlash is forming.

    I’m traveling on business right now and noticed this item in my hotel reservation confirmation: “CO2 Emissions Per night is approximately 58.6lbs/26.6kgs”!! What the hell is that! Fix the bedframe that is squeaking.

     

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  28. TBA Coolidge
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    @RobtGilsdorf

    WI Con (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    How does something so sure to put the company;s name in the news get by the board of directors??

    This sort of thing is fisically irresponsible, as it has nothing at all to do with the business (aside from being downright stupid in that it is likely to tick off huge numbers of people)

     

    You know how? ESG-ratings from Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings. They just removed Tesla from their ratings. These days, big institutional investors like BlackRock, Fidelity, and Vanguard are demanding high ESG ratings from the companies whose stock they own. ESG is totally a scam, and a backlash is forming.

    I’m traveling on business right now and noticed this item in my hotel reservation confirmation: “CO2 Emissions Per night is approximately 58.6lbs/26.6kgs”!! What the hell is that! Fix the bedframe that is squeaking.

    The longer you ‘squeak the bedframe’, the more C02 you are emitting, you climate monster! 

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  29. Cassandro Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    WI Con (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    How does something so sure to put the company;s name in the news get by the board of directors??

    This sort of thing is fisically irresponsible, as it has nothing at all to do with the business (aside from being downright stupid in that it is likely to tick off huge numbers of people)

    You know how? ESG-ratings from Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings. They just removed Tesla from their ratings. These days, big institutional investors like BlackRock, Fidelity, and Vanguard are demanding high ESG ratings from the companies whose stock they own. ESG is totally a scam, and a backlash is forming.

    I’m traveling on business right now and noticed this item in my hotel reservation confirmation: “CO2 Emissions Per night is approximately 58.6lbs/26.6kgs”!! What the hell is that! Fix the bedframe that is squeaking.

    You win (not that it’s a competition).  I bought airline tickets a couple of weeks ago and the reservation says that my estimated carbon footprint for this trip is 6.10546 tonnes of CO2.

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  30. Stad Coolidge
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    Cassandro (View Comment):

    WI Con (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Arthur Beare (View Comment):

    How does something so sure to put the company;s name in the news get by the board of directors??

    This sort of thing is fisically irresponsible, as it has nothing at all to do with the business (aside from being downright stupid in that it is likely to tick off huge numbers of people)

    You know how? ESG-ratings from Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings. They just removed Tesla from their ratings. These days, big institutional investors like BlackRock, Fidelity, and Vanguard are demanding high ESG ratings from the companies whose stock they own. ESG is totally a scam, and a backlash is forming.

    I’m traveling on business right now and noticed this item in my hotel reservation confirmation: “CO2 Emissions Per night is approximately 58.6lbs/26.6kgs”!! What the hell is that! Fix the bedframe that is squeaking.

    You win (not that it’s a competition). I bought airline tickets a couple of weeks ago and the reservation says that my estimated carbon footprint for this trip is 6.10546 tonnes of CO2.

    Ask them if you can convert your footprint into frequent flyer miles . . .

    Update:  Better yet, ask them how many trees they are going to plant to offset their footprint by flying you . . .

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