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CNN’s Jake Tapper Gets Really Upset Over It, But His Denials About James Clapper and the Steele Dossier Don’t Add Up

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Director of National Intelligence nominee James Clapper testifies during the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on his nomination on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

For years now, there’s been a primary suspicion that CNN and Jake Tapper (who led the reporting on it) were tipped off about the Steele Dossier and a briefing to Donald Trump on it by James Clapper, who was still technically part of the Obama Administration at the time.

This all went down in January of 2017, when Tapper suddenly started reporting on details of the dossier and how the newly elected President had been told about it. The CNN newsman would later express his anger that Buzzfeed published this dossier, which showed it to be a farce in short order. Though he claims his objections were based on the unverified nature of the dossier, that doesn’t make sense. Why would CNN not want to the entire dossier published but at the same time be leaking parts of it if they felt it wasn’t proper to publish? The more obvious explanation is that CNN and Tapper really wanted to keep leaking damaging details of the dossier without its ridiculous nature being exposed. It was only after Buzzfeed printed it that it was able to be essentially debunked.

The question of who gave Tapper that information to begin with arose in a recent Epoch Times article, which was tweeted about on Twitter. This led Tapper to jump in with all his partisan glory and call them liars “carrying water” for those in power.

The Epoch Times responded by pointing out that their source was a House Intel Committee report, not just some anonymous claims or supposition.

Tapper then responds back by claiming the House Intel report is wrong, citing an article from The Washington Post.

You can go read the entire article Tapper links. It doesn’t actually debunk anything and perhaps bolsters the assertion that Clapper was the leak to CNN. The author does his level best to muddy the waters, but in noway does he show the House Intel report to be “inaccurate” as Tapper claims. That article’s claim also contradicts the direct testimony of James Clapper.

In fact, to provide even more context, Clapper had originally told Congress he didn’t discuss the dossier with any journalist at all. He’d later change his story when confronted with the discussion with Tapper in Jan. of 2017. This is mirrored by the classified ICA report.

The former DNI later changed his story after he was confronted specifically about his communications with Jake Tapper of CNN.

“Clapper subsequently acknowledged discussing the ‘dossier with CNN journalist Jake Tapper,’ and admitted that he might have spoken with other journalists about the same topic,” the report continued. “Clapper’s discussion with Tapper took place in early January 2017, around the time IC leaders briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump, on ‘the Christopher Steele information,’ a two-page summary of which was ‘enclosed in’ the highly-classified version of the ICA,” or intelligence community assessment.

Clapper is also on record telling then President-Elect Trump during the infamous briefing on the Steele matter that CNN had the dossier and was looking for a news hook. 24 hours later, Tapper was handed his hook via a leak.

There are two explanations here. Either James Clapper lied to Congress or Jake Tapper is lying. Clapper mentions that he discussed it with Tapper after it “was out in the media.” The dossier was leaked to the media back in late 2016 and Clapper admits that CNN had the dossier in their possession prior to the briefing with Trump. Tapper wouldn’t speak to Clapper officially until an interview in May of 2017. It’s improbable that Clapper was citing that interview over half a year later in his testimony as his discussion with Tapper on the dossier, and if he was, he would have said that.

Secondly, Tapper was reporting on details about the dossier and the briefing to Trump in Jan. of 2017 under the guise of anonymous sources from within the government. CNN, whether Tapper wants to admit it or not, did receive leaks from government officials well before May 2017 and were told of the briefing. Further, it just so happened that after those leaks took place, James Clapper was hired on as a paid analyst by CNN. We are supposed to believe this was all just a coincidence?

Tapper is sniping at The Epoch Times and throwing around personal insults with his typical haughty nature, but it’s his story that makes the least sense in all this. If Clapper wasn’t his source, then who was it? Who was feeding Tapper stories about the dossier in Jan. of 2017 and who told them about the briefing to Trump?

He can clear all that up immediately if he’d like. What he doesn’t get to do is hand wave away a House Intel report and Congressional testimony while demanding we trust his word. CNN simply doesn’t hold that kind of credibility. Not even close.

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Dave Chappelle Gets the 0% Treatment on Rotten Tomatoes at the Hands of Salty Critics

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No matter how you slice it, Dave Chappelle’s recent Netflix comedy special “Sticks and Stones” was the stand-up comedy talk of the town. The controversy surrounding it has created two camps, and as everything else does nowadays, these camps tend to be divided by political lines.

Chappelle’s stand-up routine was not politically correct, and while he says things that much of the right would disagree with, the right applauded the special as a celebration of free speech and hard truths. The left, however, hated it with the loathing of a Clinton on election night.

It’s no wonder either. When the crowd thought Chapelle was making fun of Trump, Chappelle was actually making fun of them. He also said some things about guns and abortion that the left truly didn’t appreciate.  If you have the ability to do so, I recommend that you go see it for yourself. As I detail in a previous article, all the bad things you hear about it are things said by a leftist media that is aghast that someone would dare fall outside the approved boundaries they’ve set.

(READ: Why You Should Definitely Watch Dave Chappelle’s New Stand-Up Special, And Ignore The Outrage Brigades)

In fact, the left has attempted to wreck the special’s success in any way possible, and this includes critics who are letting their bias show on Rotten Tomatoes. For some time, Chappelle’s special sported a 0% rating on the critic site, withe every critic’s judgment a bit more ridiculous than the next.

“Like dropping in on a rascally uncle who doesn’t know, or doesn’t care, how much he’s disappointing you,” wrote Inkoo Kang of Slate.

“Sticks and Stones is designed to generate inflammatory coverage… It’s a symbiotic cycle with no end in sight, and it’s become the last thing a beloved provocateur should ever want to be: predictable,” wrote Allison Herman of The Ringer.

“”Sticks & Stones” isn’t necessarily a failure, it just feels like Chappelle presenting half-formed material with few jokes that truly hit hard and stand out,” said Alci Rengifo of Entertainment Voice.

I’m not a professional movie critic, but I do make a living being a cultural critic and I can tell you that a lot of these judgments are off the mark. Only one or two of Chappelle’s jokes don’t necessarily land, and while he was being provocative, it wasn’t being provocative for the sake of it like Amy Schumer tends to do. He was doing so with a point attached, almost like a dare to become angry with him and prove him right. It’s very South Parkian.

But I don’t think Chappelle’s special needs to be defended. I think the critics need to defend their ratings. What’s more, I think it’s time that Rotten Tomatoes release the audience score, which it still hasn’t done, but I digress.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and critics not liking something and explaining why is fine. My problem with a lot of these reviews is that it’s clear that many of these critics are mad because Chappelle’s jokes didn’t pass the partisan smell test for the left. The funny part is that Chappelle’s jokes didn’t necessarily fall on one side or another. He said things both sides can agree on or laugh about.

But centrism can’t be tolerated in any degree, and Chappelle screwed up in their eyes by making things that they consider holy to be laughing matters.

In other words, the left is angry that Chappelle practiced comedy.

It should be noted that, as of this writing, one critic has at least given the special a positive score, boosting Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” up to a whopping 17 percent.

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#Journalism: Bloomberg Reporter Triumphant After Trump Official He (Falsely) Accused of Anti-Semitism Resigns

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Bloomberg Law journalist Ben Penn eagerly reported this morning that an adviser to President Trump had resigned “after anti-Semitic Facebook posts” from 2016 “surfaced”:

A recently appointed Trump Labor Department official with a history of advancing controversial conservative and faith-based causes in court has resigned after revelations that he wrote a 2016 Facebook post suggesting the Jewish-controlled media “protects their own.”

Four hours after Bloomberg Law requested comment from the White House and DOL about Leif Olson’s social media post, the department said he has resigned, without elaboration.

Olson, 43, started at the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division Aug. 12 as a senior policy adviser, after being cleared for the job by the White House.

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Olson, an unsuccessful GOP candidate in 2012 for a Texas district court judgeship, fired off a series of late-night posts on his personal Facebook page three years ago that started as a sarcastic quip about former House Speaker Paul Ryan’s blowout primary victory. They then devolved into an exchange referencing two anti-Semitic tropes: that Jews control the media and that they look out for members of their own faith.

Here’s the problem with Penn’s “reporting.” It’s clear by looking at what Olson wrote that he was being sarcastic. Here are the comments Penn labeled as “anti-Semitic”:

Philip Klein at the DC Examiner explains:

In reality, the Facebook post in question was the opposite of anti-Semitic. It was a clearly sarcastic post from 2016 about Paul Ryan crushing alt-right challenger Paul Nehlen. If the over-the-top language isn’t a tip off, it’s a fairly dead giveaway that Olson refers to Ryan having “suffered a massive, historic, emasculating 70-point victory.”

When one of the commenters suggests Ryan must be a “neocon” and a Jew, Olson, clearly joking, responded, “It must be true because I’ve never heard the Lamestream Media report it, and you know they protect their own.”

Penn’s characterization was so over-the-top wrong that even liberal Jonathan Chait called him out over the false report:

Sadly, Penn is 100% unapologetic about the results of his erroneous reporting, and is now pretending that he is the true victim in all of this:

Olson’s friend Ted Frank, who is Jewish, ripped Penn’s reporting and correctly pointed out that he had effectively gotten a man who had just moved to DC with his family fired for no reason other than Orange Man Bad:

Should Olson and the DOL/White House have fought back against this false charge? Absolutely. Especially considering how, under the Stelter Standard, so-called “objective” journalists are feeling more free to unequivocally characterize statements as “racist” or “anti-Semitic” rather than using qualifiers like “some view as anti-Semitic” or “some say are racist”, the latter of which allows readers to decide what to think about any allegedly offensive statements.

For anyone out there who still after all this time doesn’t understand why conservatives and Republicans have such negative views about the mainstream press, you can stop wondering now.

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Rhode Island Congressman Makes Crazy Claim About Guns and Manages to Show Ignorance of His State Laws

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Here is what happens when politicians claim superiority on an issue about which they are oblivious.

The shooting over the weekend in Odessa Texas has the liberal politicians out in force, going full anti-gun messaging in full throat before any electronic outlet they can find. It is rather telling how they are completely silent about more shootings, victims, and deaths occurring in the heavily gun-regulated Chicagoland area over the exact same time frame, but we are used to their hypocrisy on this matter.

And stumbling into the debate with all of the grace of someone crashing into a Mikasa stemware display with his shoelaces tied together is Congressional Rep. David Cicilline. The honorable Mr. Cicilline of Rhode Island decided to make a bold pronouncement on Twitter concerning the gun laws in this nation.

This is a rather impressive accomplishment; one small sentence of just 20 words, and he manages to layer the idiocy despite this dose of brevity. Just to start, to invite people to call you ‘crazy’ as you then proceed to prove your mental/emotional imbalance is not the work of a competent federal legislator. Talk about setting a personal precedent…

Next, Cicilline trots out this tired and provably false canard about it being tougher to purchase cold medicine over the counter. This asinine dose of prevarication has become a knee-jerk narrative for those who prefer to do little to zero thinking about guns. It is the kind of vacant aphorism that gun-nabbers love to volley between themselves to feel better about their lack of comprehensive knowledge.

But there is an additional dose of ignorance to shove into Cicilline’s clear backpack — he is completely showing he is unaware about the gun laws in his own state. Turns out, after conducting the type of cursory research that seems beyond the reach of a federal lawmaker, that Rhode Island actually has some of the very type of gun legislation he is calling for here. From Gunlaws.com here is the purchasing restrictions found in The Ocean State (emphasis added):

The seller must then conduct a background check of the intended buyer through the local law enforcement officials or the State Police superintendent. Various copies are made to be sent to the Attorney General, the law enforcement agency conducting the background check, and one is kept by the seller.
The person or licensed firearms dealer must keep the copy for a period of six years. Furthermore, a seven-day waiting period is also instituted by law, and the physical transaction of the weapon from the seller to the buyer may not occur until the wait-period has lapsed. The purchaser must also be at least 18 years old and compliant to the federal regulations detailing the qualifications of possession of a firearm.

Fair to speculate these are not steps taken by Walgreens if you attempt to buy some assault-Pseudoephedrine. Not only is this doltish position being taken by a politician laughable, but the way he elides his own state’s gun laws is made all the worse by the fact that David Cicilline is also a lawyer. This then takes us in the usual fashion to note that we are being served up one of two disqualifying realities: David is displaying a stark ignorance of his state law, or he is intentionally misleading his constituents with what he knows to be a fabrication.

Either the case, he has effectively dismissed himself from any further discussion on this subject. He has even gone so far as to make this entirely risible comment the pinned tweet on his feed. As divorced from reality as this comment is anyone who believes this to be a realistic representation is completely exposing themselves as an unthinking minion. I’d go so far as to even call them “crazy”.

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Actor Shames Those with Trump Derangement Syndrome Who Hoped Dorian Destroys Mar-A-Lago

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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, right, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, left, walk at Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump Derangement Syndrom hasn’t been officially recognized by any official body of psychiatry, but the blinding rage around the presence of President Donald Trump can’t be denied. The left’s anger about Trump has driven to do some very stupid things, including wishing a hurricane would destroy an entire area just to spite him.

Hurricane Dorian has already been claiming lives, but at one point, many on the left considered it a solid trade-off so long as Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach was demolished by the high winds and floodwaters.

This includes a now-deleted tweet from former Prime Minister of Canada, Kim Campbell, who said she was rooting for the hurricane to hit Trump’s resort.

She wasn’t alone. People have been rooting for Mar-A-Lago to get hit by Dorian since the hurricane appeared. It’s veered off now, and people have expressed disappointment.

People either seem to forget or at least don’t care about the fact that Mar-A-Lago isn’t the only thing in the area. The TDS has them focused on one thing, and one thing only, and that’s their hatred for Trump and their wish that only the worst things befall him.

Living in Palm Beach and the surrounding area is a ton of innocent people, including the family of actor Allen Covert, who took to Twitter and slammed those cheering for Dorian to strike.

“My family lives about 10 miles from Mar-a-Lago so all of you people cheering the fact that Dorian might wipe it out can kindly go fuck yourselves. You have sunk so low in your hatred that you have become worse than what you hate,” tweeted Covert.

Sadly, some people responded by justifying their wish in the face of destruction and death of innocents or at least mocking Covert’s anger.

It should be comforting to know that the overwhelming response to Covert was positivity, prayers, and a denouncement of all those who were wishing for Dorian to destroy the area.

It’s ridiculous that many of these people are so blinded by their hatred that they don’t stop to think that the resort is insured, and will be rebuilt in no time. Many people that would be hit by the storm wouldn’t have such luxuries and would be in a position no one wants to be in with their homes destroyed and businesses likely suffering the same fate.

This perfectly highlights how ridiculous the hatred for Trump has gotten and how bad our rhetoric as a nation has sunken. Politics seems to have brought out the worst in so many people.

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Joe Biden Proposes a Unique Way of Bringing Gun Ownership Into Line With the Liberal View of the Second Amendment

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How many times have you heard some progressive on television or some leftwing lackwit on Twitter make the blindingly stupid statement that the Founders never conceived of individuals owning “weapons of war” or an “AR-15?” We’re told over and over that the only weapons available to the Founders were single-shot muzzle loaders and that is what the Second Amendment refers to. Never mind that this is the only amendment to which a technology test has been applied (the Founders would probably have an easier time imagining an AR-15 than the internet), or the fact that it is absolutely false (cannon were standard gear on privately owned sailing ships up until the Civil War era). Now the Nation’s Rain Man, Joe Biden, has come up with a truly ingenious way of preserving the Second Amendment and bringing it into line with the progressive position:

The idea that we don’t have elimination of assault-type weapons, magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them is absolutely mindless. It is no violation of the 2nd Amendment. It’s just a bow to the special interests of the gun manufacturers and the NRA.

This proposal would outlaw about 99% of all rifles and shotguns in the United States as even lever, bolt, and pump action weapons are magazine fed and hold “multiple bullets.” It would definitely outlaw about 100% of all pistols as that stubby little double-barreled, break-action .22-cal derringer your grannie left you is already illegal.

In further comments Biden did a great public service. Here you at least have to give him credit for candor:

If you’ve been paying attention at all you knew this was the case but it is still refreshing to see it in print.

As I posted yesterday, we can’t give any ground on gun regulations because the left’s endgame is a “no guns” regime.

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Beto Starts Selling a Provocative New T-Shirt Because He Thinks He Can F-Word His Way to the White House

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Red State’s Alex Parker wrote over the weekend about how failed U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke is campaigning for the “hip” vote with his frequent use of the f-word (including saying it unbleeped on live TV) to describe his frustration with the debate over gun rights in the aftermath of recent mass shootings.

In response to what we’re being led to believe is the rising popularity in Democratic circles for the struggling 2020 presidential candidate to use the f-word, the Beto campaign has come out with a new t-shirt in order to capitalize on the alleged momentum.

The Hill reports on what sparked it:

The Texas Democrat was at a campaign speech in Fairfax Station, Va., on Saturday when he heard news of another mass shooting in his home state, just weeks after 22 people were killed by a gunman inside an El Paso Walmart.

“Not sure how many gunmen. Not sure how many people have been shot. Don’t know how many people have been killed. The condition of those who have survived. Don’t know what the motivation is, do not yet know the firearms that were used or how they acquired them,” O’Rourke told a crowd of supporters in Virginia.

“But we do know this is f—ed up. We do know that this has to stop in this country. There is no reason that we have to accept this as our fortune, as our future, as our fate,” he continued.

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O’Rourke defended his use of profanity during a Sunday interview on MSNBC, citing a tweet from Rabbi Latz.

“He said ‘profanity is not the f-bomb. What is profane is a 17 month-old baby being shot in the face,’” O’Rourke said.

Here’s the t-shirt the campaign is now selling. All proceeds go to Moms Demand Action and March For Our Lives:

Apparently Beto doesn’t realize that the f-word lost its shock value to most people a long time ago. Nevertheless, he persists. Because it’s cool or something.

Veteran journalist Brit Hume was among the many who questioned the strategy behind O’Rourke using the word:

But the shirt was totally spontaneous, y’all, according to the campaign’s Director of Creative and Product:

Just going by what I’ve read on social media, far more people are oohing and ahhing O’Rourke for using the word than those who are complaining about him using it. The outrage from the latter camp is over O’Rourke’s controversial gun confiscation proposal.

I’m not sure what’s more annoying: That he actually thinks using the f-word is going to change the debate about gun control in his favor, or that liberal men and women alike are swooning because they believe him saying things are “f’d up” means he’s super-passionate about the issue.

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Snopes Shills for Joe Biden Again, Babylon Bee Roasts Them

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Snopes apparently wants to burn down what little credibly they may have had left after their past few months of targeting the Babylon Bee.

The supposed unbiased “fact-checking” site has essentially taken off the mask at this point. To be fair, they are a few years behind Politifact on that front, who recently went so far as to ask if word choice even matters while making excuses for false statements from Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, refusing to give a rating.

This past weekend, Snopes decided to “fact-check” a claim that Joe Biden had lied in making up a war story last week (see Joe Biden Just Makes Up a War Story While Campaigning). Here’s an excerpt from the article I wrote on the incident for some backstory.

According to Biden, he brushed off concerns about the risk of him traveling to the deadly area. “We can lose a vice president,” he said, recounting his words to a crowd during an event on Friday. “We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.” His story involved the captain dramatically telling Biden he didn’t want the medal because his comrade ended up dying.

But after speaking with more than a dozen military and campaign sources, the Post determined the event “never happened” and that “almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect.”

Enter Snopes to save the day and shill for Biden after even The Washington Post had to admit almost nothing he said was correct.

Snopes ends up rating the claim that Biden’s comments were false as “mixed,” which is ludicrous. They also pointedly assert that his Biden’s story is “not false” because the “underlying recollection” was true.

Biden’s story is not “false,” as was widely reported, because his underlying recollection of pinning a medal on a grieving soldier who did not want the medal is based on a real occurrence.

When nearly every detail in your story isn’t true, that means you are telling a false story. The fact that some people in the story may actually exist or that some aspects may mildly resemble other events doesn’t change that. Has Snopes ever rated any statement by a Republican in such a charitable way? I’m going to guess no but if someone has an example, I’d love to see it.

Remember, these are the people we are supposed to trust to cut through the fog of misinformation. Outlets that can’t even be bothered to rate a false statement as false.

Having had Snopes attempt to destroy them, noted satire site The Babylon Bee hit back at this ridiculousness.

Now, that’s good stuff.

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Loser: Rep. Eric Swalwell Takes Appalling Cheap Shot at “Good Guys With Guns” After Odessa Mass Shooting

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What kind of garbage human being sits around and waits for the opportunity to take appalling cheap shots against good guys with guns in the aftermath of a mass shooting?

A failed presidential candidate like Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA), that’s who.

The day after the horrific random mass shooting Saturday in Midland and Odessa, TX that left 7 dead and 22 injured, Swalwell quote-retweeted a post from 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke regarding the type of weapon the Odessa/Midland shooter used.

Here’s what Beto tweeted:

Swalwell responded that he agreed with O’Rourke on his proposal to confiscate all types of so-called “weapons of war” guns via a forced buyback program:

A Twitter user replied to Swalwell’s tweet with a suggestion on how to prevent future mass shootings:

It was in response to that tweet that Swalwell chose to cut loose on “good guys with guns”:

A lot of people took issue with Swalwell’s gutter swipe, including the NRSC’s Matt Whitlock. Check out how Swalwell replied to being called out for being a whiny loser:

Here’s the thing that ignorant, sexist pigs like Swalwell don’t think about when they tweet stuff like that:

1) He doesn’t know if any of the victims were armed and just didn’t have a chance to react because, you know, in mass shootings victims aren’t typically given that opportunity. If any of the surviving victims were armed, can you imagine how it would make them feel to see a sitting U.S. Congressman mock them?

2) Nobody outside of police and witnesses know if there was any realistic chance of anyone outside of law enforcement being able to successfully target the shooter without harming or killing others.

3) As Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted over the weekend, there are a lot of stories out there of good guys with guns who stopped either stopped a mass shooting, stopped one from getting worse, or who used a gun in self-defense of themselves or their loved ones.

Swalwell chooses to ignore those instances, because they don’t fit in with his agenda.

Is there any low to which this man will not stoop?

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A University’s ‘Diversity’ Council Tries to Banish Chick-fil-A, as the Far Left Continues Its Phonic Fart in the Face of Language and Reason

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I don’t know what’s happened to some on the Left. Quite a while ago, they decided to begin changing — or, nullifying — language. Their preferred alternative to valuable communication: Just say things that are wholly unrelated to your intention (like here).

For example, they changed the meaning of “diversity.” The new definition: “Us.”

So “Celebrate diversity” = “Celebrate us.”

The word no longer has anything to do with variety. It just means them.

I recall seeing a car several years ago with two bumper stickers: “Celebrate Diversity” and “Rush is Fat.”

Another switch: “Immigration” presently means “the opposite of immigration,” and actual immigration has no corresponding term. An “immigrant” is now someone who bypasses immigration in lieu of participating in it.

And one of their apparent favorites: an end to condemnation toward bigotry and the rise of perpetual bigotry, accompanied by a brand new usage. Their newfangled multisyllabic big-o-try now means “everyone but us.” So down with bigotry.

The old definition: Intolerance for an opposing view.

Celebrating the revolution of rendered-uselessness, some staff at Kansas University want to banish the on-campus Chick-fil-A to a basement.

And why? The Sexuality & Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council decried the chicken institution as a “bastion of bigotry.”

Let’s review: A group of people are intolerant of the opposing view of Chick-fil-A — AKA bigotry. Such bigotry, in fact, that those who disagree must be done away with. Chick-fil-A, on the other hand, does not practice bigotry, but rather the act of having an opinion. Possessing a viewpoint does not constitute an intolerance of others; yet, in the magical new dictionary, Chick-fil-A are bigots — and, therefore, must not be tolerated.

Behold: a phonic fart, courtesy of their stinky linguistic war.

But not everyone agrees with the Council — the chain is America’s most popular fast-food joint for the fourth year in a row.

Back to the actual bigots at KU adhering to a meaningless definition of a once-useful term — “academics,” no less — they want the makers of the country’s most important single pickle to get outta town because they threaten “the mental well being” of some on campus.

From Fox News:

The faculty council, filled with “extreme frustration,” wants America’s favorite restaurant removed from campus for being a “bastion of bigotry” after KU administrators relocated a Chick-fil-A from a basement to “prime real estate” on campus to the Memorial Union. But worse yet, to the council, is the “Chick-fil-A Coin Toss” at the start of the Jayhawks’ football home games.

“The culture of Chick-fil-A fosters hate and discrimination on multiple levels,” the Sexuality & Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council wrote in a two-page letter, accusing university leaders of being “more concerned about money and corporate sponsorship than the physical, emotional, and mental well being of marginalized and LGBTQ people.”

The faculty group added: “The arrival of Chick-fil-A in this building is insulting, counterproductive and unacceptable.”

Katie Batza, an associate professor of women and gender studies, told the Kansas City Star that hundreds “will boycott or protest” but lamented that the request was “falling on deaf ears.”

Interim Provost Carl Lejuez sent an email to faculty and staff, however.

“Moving forward, I believe it is important to have thoughtful discussion and deliberation when we enter into contracts. In the future, we will do so in a manner that is transparent and informed by our commitment to affirm diversity and to be a welcoming and inclusive campus,” the email said, according to the University Daily Kansas.

“Inclusive” — another word they’ve tossed into the trash.

Fortunately, the word “pitiful” still means the same.

And applies.

-ALEX

 

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The Left’s War On Language: ‘Illegal’ And What It Means

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