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MTV News Reporter: “White Disabled Men are Violent”

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On Tuesday, an article from MTV News began making the rounds across the internet lamenting the fact that Hollywood was ableist, with the proof being Avengers: Endgame was three hours long. The movie’s length was a challenge to those who had disabilities, as restroom breaks would be a hassle.

The author of the piece, Vilissa Thompson, received backlash from members of the disabled community, specifically YouTuber Ricky Berwick, who released a short video on Twitter saying that he’s seen Avengers: Endgame twice and that Thompson shouldn’t speak for the disabled community if she wasn’t disabled herself.

In fairness, Thompson is a disabled activist, yet Berwick made it clear that she shouldn’t be speaking for him.

This apparently triggered an avalanche of tweets coming at Thompson, who took the social justice route and began highlighting the fact that she’d been “harassed” for 24 hours and that one or several accounts on Twitter had finally labeled her the n-word.

She then continued by stating that she’d been called the n-word for over 24 hours and that she’s not shaken by it.

She said she’d kept quiet about the harassment, but said she’d break her silence once she was called the n-word, and that an unnamed person (though it’s clear she’s referring to Berwick) is obsessed with her, and his “horrid fans” are calling her “every name imaginable.”

Thompson finished by proclaiming that “white disabled men are violent.” She then encouraged her supporters to block and report others, adding “that’s how you support and defend.”

Berwick had made it clear before that while sending funny memes and comments to Thompson was perfectly fine, he discouraged personal attacks against her.

A disabled white man also joined in to comment on Thompson’s claim that white men are violent. He poked fun at Berwick lightheartedly but said that calling him “violent” was dumb. He also made it clear that when you’re on the internet, you’re probably going to get people trolling with racism.

While I agree that racist comments and personal attacks aren’t okay, Thompson did engage in wide sweeping generalizations against white crippled men. Berwick actually dissuaded personal attacks while Thompson engaged in them.

(h/t: The Quartering)

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Jerry Nadler’s Plus-sized Hypocrisy Over Contempt of Congress Is Laid Bare.

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We learned this afternoon that House Democrats held AG Bill Barr in contempt of Congress for…(checks notes)…not giving them materials it’d be illegal for him to give them. Makes sense.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, who’s leading this stunt, thought he could strong-arm the DOJ by laying down an arbitrary deadline. In response, Bill Barr called his bluff and told Jerry to go eat some more KFC with Steve Cohen, because he’s not giving him anything. Executive privilege was claimed over all subpoenaed materials and we’ve likely got a long court battle ahead.

I missed the part in the Constitution where Congress is entitled to whatever they want just because they say so. Perhaps Nadler could point it out. It’s not the DOJ’s job to provide Congress with raw investigative materials. They can go do their own leg work if that’s their goal.

What Nadler is doing is a pure abuse of power (or attempt at it). After years of telling us that Mueller was sacrosanct and would be the last word, Democrats want a do-over because the report didn’t say what they wanted it to say. The new Democrat logic is essentially that Mueller is protecting Trump and that hidden in the underlying material awaits a bombshell that will bring down Trump. Same song, different day. The goalposts never stop moving.

This is, of course, absurd given how clearly Mueller’s team wanted to nail Trump. If you’ve read the second part of the report, it’s obvious they were scrambling for anything that would allow them to paint the President in a bad light. That fact has only become more obvious as they’ve started to leak their opposition to Bill Barr in the aftermath. The idea that Mueller’s team did anything to protect Trump is ludicrous and everyone knows it.

We should also note that Nadler is a total hypocrite on holding people in contempt of Congress.

In the case of Eric Holder, he was given 450 days to comply with lawful subpoenas of materials related to the Fast and Furious scandal. So far, Barr has been given 43 days and he’s only refusing to turn over what he can’t legally turn over. Congress has a copy of the report with every single word unredacted except grand jury material, which is protected under the law.

How many Democrats have gone to read that nearly fully unredacted version? Zero.

Jerry Nadler was fine with stonewalling and the use of executive privilege when it was a Democrat doing it. Now that it relates to Donald Trump, he’s suddenly done a complete 180. Funny how that always seems to happen. This is the same guy who argued during the Clinton years that the Starr report should not be released publicly. He, of course, feels totally different about the Mueller report. Consistency isn’t his strong suit.

The Trump administration did the right thing here. We are well past the point of trying to operate in good faith with House Democrats. Their game is clearly to drag this out through the 2020 election and there was no reason to help them out.

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California Parents Take a Page From the Union Handbook, Organize ‘Strike’ Against Sex-Ed Overreach

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California teachers in the Sacramento City Unified School district are planning their second single-day strike of the year to demand – what else – an increase in education spending and salaries to stave off cuts. The Golden State is no stranger to teacher strikes. The Los Angeles Unified School District also began the 2018-2019 school year with a teacher strike. The complaints are always the same – not enough money, not enough benefits, not enough classrooms. Regardless, the strikes have always been successful. LAUSD teachers managed to extort yet another pay and benefits raise despite the district’s credible claims that they simply couldn’t afford any spending increases at all. Los Angeles is now set to vote on additional property taxes in order to cover the new agreement.

Now California parents are taking their cues from the union’s strategy and organizing their own “strike” in protest of the explicit and controversial new sex ed curriculum currently being implemented across the state as a part of the deceptively titled California Healthy Youth Act.

On May 17th, Informed Parents of California (IPOC) will lead a student sit-out aimed at the coffers of the state. A significant portion of state and federal education funds are dispersed on a “butts-in-seats”, meaning schools and districts only get paid for “excused absences” or for children physically being in school. California parents across the state are being encouraged to keep their children home for the day without calling in the absence.

At issue is the graphic nature of the new curriculum framework and the political ramifications. An IPOC “bullet points” list of particularly concerning elements of framework includes the promotion of sexual pleasure, the promotion of masturbation, normalization of anal and oral sex, and the promotion of transgender/gender identity ideology beginning as early as kindergarten. IPOC founder and president Stephanie Yates says the curriculum goes too far in sexualizing children and cutting out parent involvement and notification. She contends that such discussions are inappropriate for a classroom setting in which parents are not present. Yates believes it is a purposeful division.

They are pre grooming our children for pedophiles, creating customers for planned parenthood and collaborating to still [sic] our children from us by stripping our parental rights away and creating division between children and parents. 

The grassroots group has already organized two protests in front of the state capitol building in Sacramento. On March 28th close to 500 parents met on the steps to hear special guest speakers and concerned parents vocalize their objections to a curriculum that has been described as explicit, pornographic and deeply inappropriate for minors to be discussing with adults while parents are not present.  The protesters then walked to the Department of Education to register public comments with the Instructional Quality Commission before they voted to advance the curriculum framework to the final stage of approval.

The second protest took place once again at the capitol, this time in advance of the final vote to approve the curriculum framework. Parents again marched over to the Department of Education to register their comments prior to the vote, which will mark the last opportunity parents will have for input.

The vote is expected to pass. Pastor and IPOC representative Gheorghe Rosca says the entire process has been corrupted from the beginning, frustrating parent efforts to slow down and evaluate the legislation. Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) sponsored the original legislation (AB 329) and she also just happens to sit on the Instructional Quality Commission – the very committee that approves or rejects all curriculum framework. Rosca says not enough has been done to properly inform families about the questionable process of framework adoption or even what is in it.

The public needs to know the level of corruption and collusion that is going on in our Capitol!

The success of an organized parent/student “strike” is hard to predict. In a state in which the government has nearly total control over the dissemination of policy information it is difficult to gage how many parents are even aware of the new curriculum changes and how it will affect which grade levels and when. However, IPOC has has seen a shocking swell in membership on their Facebook page which leaped from under 13,000 followers to over 20,000 followers in weeks following the March protest.

As districts slow to adopt the new standards are now being harassed by the ACLU and other activist groups, parents are beginning to become more and more aware of the crisis at their doorstep. Unfortunately when the law was passed almost three years ago few people were informed about what it really meant for public schooling and children. Now that parents are being forced to confront what the new standards include, there is a new sense of urgency to pump the brakes on any implementation and at least start the process over with more teacher and parental input and less meddling from partisan, activist groups.

Parents and interested parties can find out more about the sex ed curriculum, action steps and the May 17 sit out by going to informedparents.org.

“The California Healthy Youth Act is making a lot of parents–and students—sick”, says parent Ailen Blachowski.  “Cough, cough!  It’s likely to be contagious”.

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WATCH: Rubio on Trump’s Stance re: Iran: “I’m Glad He’s Doing What He’s Doing”

Last night, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Shannon Bream’s Fox News show to discuss several hot-button foreign policy matters. In the interview, Rubio encouraged the Trump administration to maintain a tough stance with China and advocated a peaceful transition of power and return to democracy in Venezuela before turning to the escalating tensions in the Middle East which he lays squarely at the feet of Iran.

To the recent statement of Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) asserting that the Trump administration was responsible for ramping up tensions on pretense, Rubio said this:

I don’t agree with that statement. The…the threats emanating are clear. I’m aware of them. The intelligence justifies it. Here’s…here’s what I would say to you: If, God forbid, tonight or tomorrow, or in the days to come, American forces in this region come under attack by Shia militias, that will be at the direction of Iran. If American forces or American shipping or naval vessels come under attack by the Houthis in Yemen, those are agents of Iran.

And, if we are not postured — if we don’t have sufficient force in the region to deter that or to defend ourselves, and Americans die as a result, then everyone’s going to be in front of these TV cameras asking why the President didn’t do more, based on the intelligence, to prepare our men and women in uniform.

And so, I’m glad he’s doing what he’s doing. It is appropriate. It is 100 percent justified.  And just once — just for once — I wish people wouldn’t do everything through the lens of politics, and understand — this is a President that’s trying to get us out of the Middle East. I don’t always agree with him on that, but he’s trying to get us out of the Middle East. Do you think he would inject us back into the Middle East with more military force unless it was justified?

They’re doing the right thing, I’m glad they’re doing it and every American should be glad they’re doing it because those are our men and women in uniform who deserve to be protected.

Rubio raises a good point: Is it Kaine’s belief (and the belief of other critics of the administration’s recent moves on that front) that Trump has suddenly changed his spots and decided to take a more interventionist approach to the ME? Hasn’t that been one of the key criticisms of Trump? That he’s an isolationist?  See, e.g.:

President Trump’s embrace of isolationism has been a hallmark of his presidency.

It is now at the center of a foreign policy that will remove troops from Syria and cut the U.S. presence in Afghanistan in half. (The Memo: Trump puts isolationism at center stage.)

or:

Donald Trump’s isolationism is a gift to his greatest enemies.

or:

Trump’s neo-isolationism won’t work.

I share Rubio’s wish that people — in particular, our elected leaders — wouldn’t do Every. Stinkin’. Thing. through the lens of politics. But it’s election season (when is it ever not anymore?!) and the notion of practical leadership rather than political theater is, sadly, a rather quaint one.

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WATCH: Meghan McCain Stands Her Ground Against Seth Meyers on Ilhan Omar

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While appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Meghan McCain had the question of her comments surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) brought up to her, and true to form, McCain was as unapologetic as she should be.

Meyers, like other news outlets seem to be fondly doing right now, was running defense for Omar and trying to paint her as an apologetic, misunderstood person who is consistently under attack by a hateful public. He noted that Omar has apologized for things she has said in the past, and asked McCain if people need to be more mindful of their comments about her.

“I do think it’s fairly dangerous and you brought it up after Congresswoman Omar had some death threats against her,” Meyers said. “Do you think, you know, she has obviously now stated that she needs to be more careful with her language, don’t you think other people who talk about her need to be more thoughtful as well? Or do you stand by those comments of tying her to this, her rhetoric to this synagogue shooting?”

“I think that Democrats are hedging on this and I think it’s very dangerous,” McCain answered. “And I think Chuck Schumer and I are in alignment about Israel’s stance in geopolitical politics. I think it is of the utmost importance and I think she is bringing her party to extremism on this.”

“And I think we have to look to Europe and what’s happening over there and in British politics,” she continued. “Anti-Semitism is very common and I see it happening over there and I worry about it happening over here. I stand by everything that I’ve said and if that makes me unpopular in this room or in front of you, so be it.”

Meyers commented that McCain’s words about her being unpopular were “weird” since he said he was trying to find common ground with her.

McCain turned the tables on Meyer and asked what his thoughts were on Omar’s 9/11 comments, to which Meyer said he thought Omar was taken out of context.

“Would you give President Trump the same leverage if he had said the same thing?” McCain asked. “I just think you have to give people the same credence.”

Meyer tiptoed around the question, stating that Trump had no right to criticize Omar in light of his own 9/11 comments, but did not elaborate on what comments those were. He added that Omar has said she’ll educate herself about these matters more afterward, while Trump hasn’t.

Meyers also asked if there was a way to talk about Israel without being considered anti-semitic, to which McCain said that not mentioning that Israel was “hypnotizing” the world and it being all about the Benjamins would help. Meyers began by reminding McCain that these are tweets Omar had apologized for and that she was being unfair, but McCain cut him off.

“Are you her publicist? Are you her press person?” asked McCain.

Meyers once again began to paint Omar as a victim.

“No, I’m just someone who cares about the fact that there’s someone out there who is in a minority, who has had death threats against her, and I think that we should all use the same language that you’re asking her to be careful about in her language,” he said. “And I would ask everybody else to be careful about theirs.”

The problem here is that despite Omar’s weak apologies, she still continues to say things that are clearly indicative of someone harboring anti-semitism. Very recently, Omar defended terrorist actions against Israel and is a strong supporter of the anti-semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement.

Don’t ask her about that last one, though. She tends to literally run away if you do.

Seth Meyers is a perfect example of the leftist media attempting to be the rearguard of Democrats, and in an age where extremism has infected the party, this makes figures like Meyers look absolutely horrible.

(h/t: Louder with Crowder)

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Grab the Popcorn: AL Dem Who Said Abortion Was for “Retarded” Babies Launches Primary Challenge to Doug Jones

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Alabama state Rep. John Rogers (D), who has been engaged in a war of words with U.S. Sen. Doug Jones over the last few days, announced yesterday that he will challenge Jones for his Senate seat.

Fox News reports:

“I am now a candidate for United States Senate,” Rogers said [Tuesday]. “I’ve already, I’ve got – I’m running for real. I’m not backing down. I’m a candidate. I’ve already – I asked them to give me $1 million, and already $500,000 have come in already. And so if I get $500,000 [in addition], I’ll be an official candidate. I’m telling you right now.”

Rogers created a lot of trouble for both himself and Jones last week after appalling comments he made on the statehouse floor in explaining his opposition to a pro-life bill that passed the House 74-3. To recap, here’s what he said:

“Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later,” Rogers said.

Rogers also said abortion should be an option for women in cases where their unborn children are “retarded” or “half-deformed.”

Red State‘s Brandon Morse wrote in a later post that Rogers went even further when questioned later on his position, stating that Donald Trump, Jr. – who had earlier criticized his abortion position – was proof that women should always have the right to abortion “because [Trump, Jr.] is evidently retarded or crazy.”

Local media pressed Jones for a response to Rogers’s remarks late last week. Jones, who is a longtime friend of Rogers (Rogers was once a client of Jones’s) condemned what the state representative said:

But Rogers said in a radio interview Monday that Jones called him and told him he privately agreed with him but had to take the stance he did publicly because of politics.

Rogers also said in that same interview that Jones called him a second time and yelled at him. That apparently was the catalyst for Rogers to challenge the Senator for his seat.

And here’s where it REALLY gets interesting: Rogers claims to have audio of the phone call where Jones allegedly stated he agreed with his position:

Matthews is a Birmingham political activist who, according to local media reports, has not been available for comment.

I don’t know a lot about Alabama politics, so I don’t know if Rogers would have a legit chance against Jones. But I’m grabbing the popcorn for this primary fight because Jones so far has been able to gloss over his abortion position and voters in his state deserve more clarity on the matter.

Rep. Rogers has served in the Alabama House since 1982.

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Reuters Spins a Tale of Scandal Involving Cohen and Falwell Jr. Over “Racy Photos”

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The media think they have another bombshell on their hands.

This time it involves an “exclusive” by Reuters entitled “Trump Fixer Cohen Says He Helped Falwell Handle Racy Photos.” Sounds juicy, doesn’t it? Well, until you get into the details at least.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Months before evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr.’s game-changing presidential endorsement of Donald Trump in 2016, Falwell asked Trump fixer Michael Cohen for a personal favor, Cohen said in a recorded conversation reviewed by Reuters.

Falwell, president of Liberty University, one of the world’s largest Christian universities, said someone had come into possession of what Cohen described as racy “personal” photographs

So was Falwell having an affair that he needed Trump’s “fixer” to make go away? That’s certainly the impression you get from the headline. The answer? Nope.

…the sort that would typically be kept “between husband and wife,” Cohen said in the taped conversation.

Let me get this straight. Someone stole personal pictures of Falwell and his wife and the story to Reuters is that they sought to keep them private? The sheer level of scandal here is hard to comprehend. I had no idea husbands and wives do intimate things that they’d like to not be shown publicly. Thanks Reuters, for reporting this story which seeks to do nothing but embarrass someone.

They go on to suggest that Falwell Jr.’s endorsement might have been based on Cohen helping him take care of the issue with the photographs. Their evidence? Well, they have none, but when has that ever mattered?

Reuters has no evidence that Falwell’s endorsement of Trump was related to Cohen’s involvement in the photo matter. The source familiar with Cohen’s thinking insisted the endorsement and the help with the photographs were separate issues.

There was a time when the highlighted area meant this would have never gone to print. But we live under Trump rules now, which means anything that can even slightly poke at the President is worthy of publication.

In reality, Falwell Jr. was being illegally blackmailed.

The Falwells told Cohen that someone had obtained photographs that were embarrassing to them, and was demanding money, the source said. Reuters was unable to determine who made the demand. The source said Cohen flew to Florida and soon met with an attorney for the person with the photographs. Cohen spoke with the attorney, telling the lawyer that his client was committing a crime, and that law enforcement authorities would be called if the demands didn’t stop, the source said.

The matter was soon resolved, the source said, and the lawyer told Cohen that all of the photographs were destroyed.

Instead of reporting that as the primary story because blackmail is bad, Reuters chose to frame their headline and the majority of the story as Falwell Jr. having some scandalous activity covered up by Michael Cohen in exchange for an endorsement.

That’s journalism today.

My personal opinion of Jerry Falwell Jr. is pretty low. Despite that, I have no problem saying that this is garbage reporting. The headline alone appears slanderous in its purposeful omission. They could have easily put “…with his wife” after “racy photos” and it would have still fit fine. They didn’t do so for obvious reasons.

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WATCH: Pro-Abortion Advocate Violently Attacks Pro-Life Student Without Warning

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We’re often told that the right are the scary, violent people that we as a society should consistently watch out for, and yet it’s the radical left that continues to demonstrate that their violence is the real threat.

This was demonstrated quite recently by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when a woman approached a couple of pro-life men with a sign on campus. The woman asked the men if the sign was theirs and immediately began pummeling and kicking the man.

The two men remained very calm throughout the attack, with one of the men calling the police. As he did so the woman began screaming at them about how they were horrible people and that the sign they were displaying was “triggering.”

The police arrived and informed the two men that while she wasn’t being put in handcuffs she was being arrested via citation and charged with a misdemeanor.

While I wish I could say that this was an uncommon occurrence, this is just a handful of attacks on pro-lifers by crazed pro-abortion advocates.

Last October, a video surfaced of a woman who was continuously attacked by a pro-abortion social justice advocate when she wasn’t looking. Attempts to separate the pro-abortionist from the pro-life woman were unsuccessful, and the woman continued to try to incite violence after the pro-life woman managed to get away.

Just earlier that month, a pro-abortion man with a history of violence against pro-lifers roundhouse kicked a woman who had come to debate him.

Thankfully, in all cases, these violent pro-abortion advocates were punished in some way, shape, or form. However, this obviously hasn’t stopped pro-abortion radicals from lashing out at pro-lifers.

(h/t: DailyWire)

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Is Nadler Really Sure He Wants Mueller To Testify?

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I’m getting a sneaking suspicion the Democrats may not really want Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress, despite their demands to the contrary.

Here’s why: Now that President Trump has exerted executive privilege on the full Mueller report, Nadler has publicly stated he is “worried” this may delay Mueller’s testimony because Mueller is still an employee of the Justice Department. Once Mueller resigns — and Nadler says he’s not sure when that might be but he believes it’s imminent — Mueller becomes a private citizen and no one can stop him from testifying.

“I think the president will try to stop Robert Mueller [from testifying] — whether he will succeed is another question,” Nadler said, adding he’s “less confident” than he was before that Mueller will testify.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that she was not aware of any requests to block Mueller from testifying or keep him at DOJ longer now that Trump has asserted executive privilege.

“The president’s made his feeling on that very clear and the way that we see that is that this is over and just because the Democrats didn’t like the results doesn’t mean they get to redo this process,” she told reporters.

The overt implication is, of course, that Trump asserted executive privilege to block Mueller because he’s worried Mueller might reveal some heretofore unrevealed collusion truth (yawn). And as many times as the White House explains that their claim of executive privilege is a result of Nadler’s own attempt to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt for not turning over the full, unredacted report — redactions, remember, that are required of him by law — it simply won’t sink in.

The Justice Department has argued that Nadler’s effort to compel production of the report would require Barr to break laws protecting the secrecy of grand jury evidence that Mueller gathered. The DOJ also said that Democrats have rushed to take punitive action against the Justice Department without good faith negotiations.

The escalation followed a day of negotiating between Nadler’s office and Justice Department officials. Democrats asked that all members of the Judiciary and Intelligence committees be granted access to a minimally redacted version of Mueller’s report, an increase from the 12 senior lawmakers currently allowed to view it.

But the Justice Department balked at the request, calling it “unreasonable” and suggesting such broad access for lawmakers could risk the disclosure of protected information.

But let’s face it, if the White House had quietly sat by and let Nadler hold Barr in contempt (which they’re working on as we speak), Nadler wouldn’t be able to use their reticence as an excuse for saying he’s worried Mueller may be blocked when, in fact, Mueller testifying is probably the last thing Nadler — or any Democrat — really wants.

Given that Mueller’s report found nothing indicating collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia — but did reveal quite a bit about potential spying on the Trump campaign by Democrat operatives which will likely lead to an investigation into the investigators — Nadler certainly knows any new easter eggs Mueller might reveal in testimony could damage his party before it ever damages team Trump.

And if he doesn’t know that, he should probably begin to really think about why Republican Rep. Devin Nunes has joined the cause of his colleague on the Intelligence Committee Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff  in threatening “compulsory” action against the DOJ to force them to turn over all information related to the Mueller files.

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Chick-fil-A Rocketing to Third Largest Food Chain Despite Leftist Efforts to Stop It

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The Christian chicken sandwich fast food chain known as Chick-fil-A has had no shortage of enemies due to its unapologetic Christian stances, and despite attempts to stymie its growth, the power of delicious chicken could not be stopped.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta based chain that was founded in 1967  is poised to rise to the top thanks to rapid growth and unbridled success, only falling under McDonalds and Starbucks in terms of most successful fast food chains:

Now, five decades later, the closely held company this year is poised to become the third-biggest U.S. restaurant chain by sales behind McDonald’s Corp. and Starbucks Corp., according to food-service consultancy Technomic Inc. The growth reflects Chick-fil-A’s expansion over the past decade, as well as consumers’ broader turn toward chicken.

“We’ve been pretty consistent in how, over multiple decades, we’re going to take it slow and steady,” Mark Moraitakis, a Chick-fil-A senior director, said about the company’s expansion. “It’s paid off for us.”

Sales from Chick-fil-A’s restaurants have tripled over the past decade, reaching $10.2 billion last year, Technomic said, even though the chain is closed on Sundays, a practice implemented by its conservative Christian founder.

Chick-fil-A, also known for its customer service, has nearly doubled its store count to about 2,400 restaurants since 2007. The company now has locations from Manhattan to Hollywood. Its growing presence will test whether consumers will stick with the chain as they have in the South, Chick-fil-A’s historic base.

This success comes in defiance of the consistent barrage of hate it receives from leftist activist groups and journalists. Recently, the San Antonio city council banned Chick-fil-A from its airport after a Think Progress report published the company’s donations. New Jersey’s Rider University also forbid Chick-fil-A from setting up a location on its campus over its Christian values.

The media also did its fair share of trying to halt Chick-fil-A’s meteoric rise in popularity, as one Huff Po writer attempted to do after they opened up a location in New York. The writer informed everyone that they could either choose to support the LGBT community or continue to eat that nefarious “hate-chicken.” He had drawn battle lines in the sand.

Everyone seems to have ignored the lines altogether.

The fact is that the very Christian values that activists and journalists on the left hate about Chick-fil-A are the same values that continue to make it wildly successful. The customer service is so good that it’s taken on a life of its own, even going so far as to become a meme. The phrase “it’s my pleasure” immediately makes you crave waffle fries.

 

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