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October 20, 2021

Vaccine Mandate #Resistance Growing; Dan Bongino Threatens to Walk Away From Cumulus Unless They Drop Their Vaccine Mandate

Before getting to that, here are a couple of other stories about people resisting Medical Fascism:

In-and-Out Burger, which is my favorite burger place and I've heard run by conservatives, blasts San Francisco for its decree that they must mandate vaccinations for customers, saying We will not be your vaccine enforcement police.

Beloved California burger chain In-N-Out is firing back against San Francisco's vaccine mandate. The company blasted the city after the Department of Public Health temporarily shut down its Fisherman’s Wharf location on Oct. 14 for not checking customers' vaccine cards. It's the only San Francisco restaurant that's been closed for violating the indoor vaccinate mandate, the health department said.

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"We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government," In-N-Out's Chief Legal and Business Officer Arnie Wensinger said in a statement. "It is unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe to force our restaurant associates to segregate customers into those who may be served and those who may not, whether based on the documentation they carry, or any other reason."

The reason you can't get In-and-Out except in Southern California, Las Vegas, and apparently this one joint in San Francisco is that the family who owns the franchise won't actually franchise it. They do not believe they could maintain the quality of the stores if they were just licensed out to randos. Most of the stores are managed by family members or trusted friends.

So, unfortunately, the thing that keeps them high quality is also the thing that keeps them out of the hands of most.

But do try it if you're ever fortunate enough to come across one.

Delta's CEO says he doesn't want to impose "divisive mandates" and says the company has a nearly 100% vaccination rate without them.

Now, to be honest, I don't think you can get anywhere near 100% compliance with anything without coercion.

But at least he says he's resisting the mandate.

Now, just one week after the "weather" resulted in more than 1,000 Southwest Airlines flight cancellations amid rumors that pilots staged a "sick out" to protest the company's mandate, the CEO of Delta Air Lines flat-out said he opposes the mandate and doesn’t need one to get his employees vaccinated.


Delta CEO Ed Bastian told Fox Business' "The Claman Countdown" last week that refraining from enforcing the “divisive” federal mandate for his employees has been an effective tactic and that the company is approaching a nearly 100 percent vaccination rate.

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He also stated the company will need to enact religious and medical exemptions to ensure that no one is facing termination over the mandate, according to Fox Business.


"By the time we're done, we'll be pretty close to fully vaccinated as a company without going through all the divisiveness of a mandate," Bastian explained. "We're proving that you can work collaboratively with your people, trusting your people to make the right decisions, respecting their decisions and not forcing them over the loss of their jobs."

Dan Bongino goes the furthest to resist the company mandate, despite being vaccinated himself.

His radio syndicator Cumulus is forcing vaccines on workers, and has announced that he'll leave Cumulus unless they drop the mandate.

"You can have me or you can have the mandate. But you can't have both of us."


Bongino has Rush Limbaugh's timeslot. He has 300 syndicated stations.

So he'd be walking away from real money if he carries through on his threat.

In late May, the massively influential radio network Westwood One debuted a new daily talk show from Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent and New York City cop who gained stature in conservative media during the presidency of Donald Trump. The show occupies the noon-3 p.m. time slot once dominated by Rush Limbaugh, setting Bongino up as one of the key challengers for his audience.

Within two months, the show had reached distribution on more than 300 stations, which the company described as "impressive growth."

Now, Bongino is threatening to walk away completely. He has taken issue with a vaccination mandate imposed in August by Westwood One's owner, Cumulus Media. Chief executive Mary Berner gave all employees until Sept. 27 to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before an expected return to the office and wrote that "it would neither be fair nor do we have the bandwidth to make exceptions based on individual preferences," according to industry publication Inside Radio.

Several Cumulus radio hosts have already quit or been terminated because of a stated preference not to be vaccinated for personal or medical reasons, and Bongino is threatening to join them. Though the host's team says that he has been vaccinated on the advice of his doctors because he has Hodgkin's lymphoma, Bongino is objecting to a mandate on behalf of rank-and-file employees who don't want to get vaccinated.

"I'm not really happy with the company I work with right here," Bongino told listeners on Monday. "I believe these vaccine mandates are unethical. I believe they're immoral. I believe they don't take into account the science of natural immunity due to a prior infection. I believe they’re broad-based and don't take into account an individual circumstances of why they may or may not want to take a vaccine. And they're antithetical to everything I believe in."

"So, I'll say again, I'm not going to let this go," Bongino added. "Cumulus is going to have to make a decision with me -- if they want to continue this partnership or they don't. But I'm talking to you on their airwaves. They don't have to let that happen. And I wouldn't mind if they didn’t. Because it’s really unfortunate that people with a lower profile than me, who don’t have 300-plus stations, have been summarily either shown the door or been put in really untenable circumstances because they simply want to make a medical decision by themselves."

If Cumulus Media does not relax the vaccination mandate, "this is going to be an entirely untenable situation going forward," said Bongino, who promised to revisit the subject every day until it is addressed.

If he leaves the network, Bongino would be the most prominent conservative media personality to quit a job over a vaccination mandate. Cumulus has not replied to emails from The Washington Post seeking comment.

This is what it takes: Not hashtags, but a few gutsy men willing to walk away from real money to vindicate a vital principle.

Bongino isn't effing around generally: he's also cancelling sponsors for snuggling up to fascist terrorist group antifa.

A leftist group pressured a security company called SimpliSafe to stop advertising on the Post-Millennial, because the Post-Millennial dared to pay Andy Ngo as a reporter. And the leftist group didn't like Andy Ngo reporting on antifa's violence and terror tactics.

Note that Dan Bongino wasn't being boycotted by SimpliSafe. They were advertising with him.

But to protest SimpliSafe's pro-terrorist boycott of the Post-Millennial, Bongino cancelled them.

"I had this sponsor, SimpliSafe, and they're a great company, I have no problem with the company at all," Bongino said. However, he noted the to-do with The Post Millennial and the details surrounding it.

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Enter Jammi, who Bongino described as an individual who sits "in her basement, eating Mallomars, feeding her cats" and "in between that she likes to initiate boycotts of conservative websites, which is quite hilarious."


"So, cat-lady writes ... 'confirm: SimpliSafe is blocking its ads from The Post Millennial,'" Bongino said.

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"Post Millennial may not have the assets I do," Bongino continued, "or the resources, or the time, or the 'go f*** yourself attitude' I have. I'm sure they do -- but they don't have the assets to fight back that I do, which are substantial, thanks to people like Nandini."

So, SimpliSafe can consider itself canceled from Bongino's platforms.

"When you push me, I push back. You tell me to stop talking, I talk more," Bongino said. "I thought, wouldn’t it be a good idea if we then told SimpliSafe 'you better retract that'? Well, they haven't yet -- so we canceled them."


More. More like this. More please, and quickly. Time is running out.

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