Racists, Tigers and Chickens Come Home to Roost — Oh My! + More – Daily Digest

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Racists, Tigers and Chickens Come Home to Roost — Oh My!

By Louis DeBroux

The freshman class at the University of Missouri must be the most racist, sexist and homophobic student body in America. After all, it was just last year that Mizzou was lauded by the Leftmedia for its tolerance and inclusion after rallying around Michael Sam, the star football player who had recently announced his homosexuality to the world. Since the faculty is largely unchanged, the only conclusion we can draw from the recent resignation of university president Tim Wolfe is that he recruited a bunch of racist students over the last year and now must be punished for his sins. How else does one explain Mizzou going from the gold standard of tolerance and diversity to a hotbed of racism, sexism and homophobia in just a single year?

The impetus for the unfolding scandal was the hunger strike of Jonathan Butler, a black graduate student, which would not end, he declared, until “either Tim Wolfe is removed from office or my internal organs fail and my life is lost.” Butler claimed the university had consistently failed to address incidents of intolerant behavior.

The primary complaint stems from an incident last month in which a white student jumped on a stage where black students were rehearsing a skit and allegedly shouted racial slurs. The evidence for Wolfe’s indifference apparently comes from the fact that Wolfe, riding in his car during the homecoming parade a few days later, did not step out of the vehicle and prostrate himself before a mob of angry black protesters.

Butler’s demands received little attention until he was joined in solidarity by some members of the Missouri football team, who declared their refusal to play another game until Butler’s demands were met and Wolfe resigned. (Based on the Tigers’ current 4-5 record, the result might have been the same whether they played or forfeited). Not only did they demand that Wolfe resign, but in doing so he had to issue a hand-written apology in which he declared his “white privilege.” Sadly, the student bullies won, and Wolfe resigned.

It’s unfortunate that Wolfe gave in so easily, but once the football team was involved — putting millions of dollars of football revenue at risk — Wolfe had the weaker hand, and he knew it. Mizzou plays BYU this Saturday, and a forfeit to the Cougars would have cost the university a $1 million penalty for failure to play, plus potentially millions more in lost revenue.

Yet there is an element of schadenfreude here. While this phony scandal is ridiculous, we also admit to somewhat enjoying the show. Because, to paraphrase Obama mentor and America-hater Jeremiah “G-D America” Wright, for liberal academia and the cult of victimization it has created, their “chickens are coming home to roost.”

For several decades now our once-vaunted establishments of higher learning have been run by liberal academics who loathe everything that made America great. They preach America’s sins without extolling her virtues, and they infect students with the idea that America is an evil, imperialistic nation founded by rich, white slaveholders for their own enrichment. They teach these young, impressionable minds that they are either victims of oppression, racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia, or they’re guilty of perpetuating those sins.

The problem for the Dr. Frankensteins of liberal academia is that they can no longer control the monster they created. It was all fine and good when their weak-minded little whelps were turned loose on the world of business and politics, where they would be good little warriors for liberal causes. It is another thing entirely when their perpetually offended little howling hobgoblins of heresy turn on them and find offense in every innocuous word, look or gesture. Once that Pandora’s Box of liberal victimhood lunacy is opened, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to close.

The ironic part of this story is that at no time in our nation’s history has there been less racism, less sexism, less homophobia and less bigotry in all of its forms. That isn’t to say it isn’t real, but it is no longer the widespread and culturally accepted practice it once was.

In fact, such bigotry has become so rare that liberals have been forced to do the job that racist hate-mongers will no longer do. These days, the offender is as likely to be a “victim” as a perpetrator of true bigotry. For example, the media was briefly atwitter this month following a string of fires set to black churches. The media interest came to a screeching halt, however, when it was revealed that David Lopez Jackson, a black man, was arrested for two of the arsons and named as a suspect in several others.

This was just the latest in a long list of “hate crimes” in which the instigators of the crimes were the supposed victims themselves, or those who were simply lying about a crime being committed. Examples abound, including Al Sharpton and the Tawana Brawley hoax, the Duke lacrosse rape allegations (where the so-called “victim” was not only exposed as a liar but was later convicted of murdering her boyfriend), Nazi flags and anti-Islamic flyers at Oberlin College, the lesbian waitress who claimed she was denied a tip by Christians, and the list goes on and on. Yet that never prevents the media from jumping on each new accusation and screaming it from the rooftops as fact before ever making the first attempt to verify.

In a way, this is a good thing. After all, if the leftist Cult of Victimhood is having to manufacture incidents of bigotry out of whole cloth, it means that actual incidents of bigotry have become difficult to find.

Still, as amusing as all of this can be, this also should be a warning for Americans of all political and ideological stripes of frightening things to come unless we immediately begin to crush this idea that every offense, real or perceived, is worthy of a lynch mob marching the streets with torches and pitchforks, demanding the blood of the accused. We need to start teaching these kids that life isn’t fair, that you don’t always get a trophy, and that there is no constitutional right to never be offended.

From “free speech zones” and speech codes that ban “offensive” or “hurtful” speech, to leftist laments of “microaggressions” or “triggers” that cause poor little sheltered students to get the vapors, it should be blatantly obvious that our institutions of higher learning are now all too often centers of pampering and indoctrination into the Society of Sniveling Sissies. It’s long past time that we teach these kids (and faculty) that life in the real world means growing a spine and taking life as it comes.


Fifth Circuit Upholds Rebuke of Obama’s Amnesty

It’s funny how you never hear Barack Obama talk about the limits the law places on his office. But you’ll hear plenty from the White House about how it’s exploring how far it can go through executive action. For example, this was how Obama “reformed” the nation’s immigration policies last November. But when the law — in this instance, the courts — checks the Obama administration’s power, it rages. On Monday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a lower court ruled correctly in staying the implementation of Obama’s executive action on immigration. Furthermore, as CNN reports, the lower court claimed that the challenge from 26 states would likely succeed because the administration didn’t follow the correct procedure — set out by law — for creating new regulations. Justice Department spokesman Patrick Rodenbush disagreed with the ruling. “The Department,” he said, “is committed to taking steps that will resolve the immigration litigation as quickly as possible in order to allow DHS [Department of Homeland Security] to bring greater accountability to our immigration system by prioritizing the removal of the worst offenders, not people who have long ties to the United States and who are raising American children.” If the administration decides to fight the law, the next step is to ask the Supreme Court to review the case. Meanwhile, a leaked memo shows that the Obama administration has been considering how to work its way around the court’s injunction to further its immigration agenda since the summer. Hello Rule of Law?

Hillary Blames GOP for Her Husband’s Mess

Hillary Clinton, saying that the biggest issue of the 2016 election will be the economy, insists that Republicans have offered no solutions, only complaints, while also bearing the blame: “They say, ‘Well, this recovery is so slow.’ Really? Why did we need a recovery? What was the original sin here? It was bad Republican policies!”

Two points. First the “original sin” was not “bad Republican policies” but Bill Clinton’s mortgage policies. Clinton’s rules, in effect, applied affirmative action to the lending industry — which is to say the economic crisis was not a “free market failure” caused by “Republican policies” but was instead the result of socially engineered financial policy by the central government. The mortgage markets welcomed their new customers with open arms, fueling a real estate boom across the board. Eventually, the housing market of cards collapsed, which in turn led to the collapse of financial markets — just in time for Barack Obama’s election in 2008.

In 2008, Bill Clinton admitted, “I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rests more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress … to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

Second, Hillary Clinton’s comments are also an admission that over the last seven years a Democrat president’s policies are in fact why “this recovery is so slow.”

What to Watch for in the Fourth GOP Debate

Here’s to tonight’s Republican presidential debate being more about economic policy than a poorly moderated cage fight designed for the entertainment of low-info voters. This debate — hosted by Fox Business Network and starting 9 pm ET — will attempt to keep focus on issues such as Social Security, spending and taxes. Republicans are supposed to be the fiscally responsible party, after all. “We are a business network,” said Neil Cavuto, Fox Business’ managing editor for business news and one of the moderators of tonight’s debate. “We really don’t focus on the red or the blue. We are just green. Money in and money out.”

If Fox Business sticks to its issues, then citizens will be served, as real policy will be debated. The past three debates this election cycle have turned into entertainment events rivaling American Idol. The focus on policy may change the landscape. Ben Carson could struggle, as he doesn’t have a tax plan yet. After his limp performance last debate, Jeb Bush’s campaign is thrashing for traction, as evidenced by the candidate’s attacks against Marco Rubio. Meanwhile, Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Mike Huckabee will not join the rest of the candidates on stage because they lagged too far behind in the polls. One thing we’re hopeful for: The first question not being “What is your biggest weakness and what are you doing to address it?”

The Marines Turn 240

On Nov. 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to create two battalions of Continental Marines for the War of Independence from Britain. In 1798, President John Adams signed the Act establishing the United States Marine Corps. The 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General John A. Lejeune, issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921, directing that on Nov. 10 every year, in honor of the Corps’ birthday, the Order’s summary of the history, mission and tradition of the Corps be read to every command.

On a more somber note, it was four Marines (and one sailor) who lost their lives in the jihadist attack in Chattanooga in July. They and hundreds of other Marines have made the ultimate sacrifice in the Long War against Jihadistan, and hundreds of thousands of others have served honorably.

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Todd Starnes: “There’s trouble brewing at Starbucks, and if you believe what you read on social media its 2015 Red Holiday Cups are the greatest threat to Christianity since the Islamic State started beheading the faithful. … It’s not the Holy Grail, folks. It’s a cranberry-colored, environmentally friendly coffee cup. I stopped drinking Starbucks coffee years ago back when its chief executive officer said he did not want to do business with people like me — a gun-toting, Bible-believing offspring of white privilege. So I figured, why spend my hard-earned money on a company that actively opposes my values? I’ll probably be fielding some angry emails about my take on the Starbucks controversy — but should we really expect a secular company to embrace Christianity? It wasn’t too long ago that many of the same folks complaining about Starbucks were defending Christian-owned bakeries and flower shops. The way I see it, we ought not to be telling bakeries and florists how to run their business and we ought not to be telling Starbucks how to run theirs. It’s really disappointing that folks don’t get their lattes frothed over more pressing matters — like the mass extermination of Christians in the Middle East or the raging war on religious liberty here in this country.”


Insight: “If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves? If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was of their own making?” —Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)

Acute Victimitis: “Do you realize that Starbucks wanted to take Christ and Christmas off of their brand new holiday cups? That’s why they’re just plain red. When I went in, I asked for my coffee, they asked for my name and I told them, ‘My name is Merry Christmas.’ So guess what, Starbucks? I tricked you into putting ‘Merry Christmas’ on your cup.” —former pastor Josh Feuerstein, who posted a video on Facebook viewed millions of times

Non Compos Mentis: “Did you read about Starbucks? No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks. I don’t know. Seriously, I don’t care. If I become president, we’re all going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again. That I can tell you.” —Donald Trump (#MakeChristmasMerryAgain)

Upright: “What has been far more disturbing than anything Ben Carson has said or done has been the media’s search-and-destroy mission against the renowned brain surgeon. The utter irrelevance of the issues raised by the media, at a time when the country faces monumental challenges at home and overseas, makes the media hype grotesque. It tells us more about the media than about Dr. Carson.” —Thomas Sowell

Braying Jackass: “[Ben Carson’s] repressive, muddled and pious policies and opinions often run against our Constitution. … And it would definitely not be good for African-Americans to have a president who flounders helplessly in office because it would perpetuate the stereotype that blacks can’t be effective CEOs, quarterbacks and leaders. … Someone who does not have the experience of governing … is going to have a tough time.” —celebrity leftist Kareem Abdul-Jabar (Of course if anyone has perpetuated that stereotype, it would be Barack Obama, who had no experience in governing and has done nothing but flounder helplessly in office.)

Village Idiots: “This process is good for our democracy. It’s not easy to run for president. It shouldn’t be. And people who run for president are going to have their claims scrutinized, particularly about their own biography.” —Obama spokesman Josh Earnest seemingly endorsing the media’s unsubstantiated attacks on Carson

Late-night humor: “A new report from CNN suggests that Ben Carson made up the stories of his violent temper from his youth, including one where he said he almost stabbed a kid. That’s how weird this presidential election is: A candidate is now in trouble because he didn’t stab someone as a kid.” —Jimmy Fallon

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