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A NEW SOURCE OF ANGST AND VICTIMIZATION FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

We all know how hard college students have it now days, especially if you’re from a wealthy family and/or a star football player at a Southeastern Conference school. If having to attend classes in a building that was named after a former slave-owner wasn’t horrible enough, students at the ultra-liberal Oberlin College in Ohio are in an uproar over sushi rice, Vietnamese sandwiches, and even the insufficient fried chicken served in school cafeterias. Apparently, the food served in the school cafeterias was not merely bad, but racially inauthentic, and this, is a form of microaggression.

According to the New York Times, via allenbwest.com, General Tso’s chicken was made with steamed chicken, which is not authentically Chinese. Others were up in arms over banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches served with coleslaw instead of pickled vegetables, and on ciabatta bread, rather than the traditional French baguette. Furthermore, the sushi rice was undercooked in a way that was, according to one student, disrespectful of her culture.

Oberlin’s black student union joined in the fray by staging a protest outside Afrikan Heritage House, an on-campus dorm. They complained that the cafeteria wasn’t serving enough vegan and vegetarian options and had failed to make fried chicken a permanent feature on the Sunday night menu.

According to liberals, we shouldn’t be eating fried food at all. First lady, Michelle Obama, is an advocate eating healthy by consuming fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, not fried chicken. So, making General Sao’s chicken using steamed chicken would make sense from a health point of view. Also limiting the number of times fried chicken is served on Sunday night would accomplish the same things.

I guess the libs are pretty confused by now. What with Michele Obama advocating a healthy eating lifestyle; then on the other hand, Asians and Blacks griping about not having enough fried chicken which is not healthy. Which side do you choose?

Oberlin is an elite institution of higher learning. In other words, it’s not cheap to attend. So, I would imagine that most of the students are like the Missouri whiner, from somewhat well-to-do families. If you don’t like what they’re serving in the dorm, go somewhere and get something else.

Oberlin is located in northern Ohio and probably has at least one Chinese restaurant. Go out and get some real General Tso’s Chicken. Thinking that real fried chicken might be a little hard to find in the Oberlin, Ohio area, I check the KFC website and found a restaurant in Amherst and one in Elyria. Surely a privileged student with a car would be willing to take students craving fried chicken to one of these locations.

College and university dining halls aren’t exactly famous for serving delectable food to students are other patrons. In fact, hours of conversation have been spent “dissing” the food in the dining halls. That’s just part of how you passed the time back in those days.

As a general result of the bad food served in college cafeterias, various eateries and food delivery businesses generally “spring up” in close proximity to college campuses. These are small businesses, though, entities that liberals hate.

I’m telling the whiney babies at Oberlin and anywhere else, for that matter, to seek out other food options if you don’t like what’s being served in the cafeteria. But I’m really missing the point, though. The fact that college cafeterias would dare serve a dish originating from another country that is not prepared properly according to the standards of the country is being racially insensitive. In other words, it’s racism and it has upset the sensitive emotions of those students who may have eaten the food or even simply looked at the food and chose something else to eat.

If allowed to propagate, the actions of a few whiney babies at Oberlin College could have a major, major impact on food preparation and the restaurant business here in the United States. Authentic Italian pizza is tomatoes on a crust topped with cheese. And look what we Americans have done to pizza. Have we been guilty of racism all these years? The food that you are served in your average run of the mill Chinese restaurant is not authentic either. We’ve Americanized Asian cuisine, also. Oh, the shame of it all.

Once upon a time when I was in San Francisco on business, I was having dinner with someone who ordered raw oysters. I knew better than to order oysters in California, besides I wanted to sample northern California cuisine, not something that I could get close to home. The oysters were tiny and nasty looking. So, should I have been offended?

I also know better than to order barbecue outside the south. Besides, I’d rather order something native to the area I’m visiting. There are at least five barbecue restaurants within five minutes of my house. Why would I want to order barbecue when I’m outside the south knowing it’s probably going to be nasty? To get offended and have something to whine about, liberals might say.

What have we become as a nation? Have we become so politically correct that we can’t accept life’s little idiosyncrasies? Can we not have a sense of humor anymore? Can Asian students not accept the fact that a college cafeteria system in the United States will probably not serve delectable sushi? Can Black students not accept the fact that good fried chicken maybe a little hard to find in Oberlin, Ohio?

If students, in pursuing higher education, can’t leave the sushi and the fried chicken behind in their native areas, perhaps they should seek that college diploma a little closer to home.

There’s bad food and good food on this planet. While we always are in search of good food, every one of us have had to eat our share of bad food. We can’t always get what we want to eat and very often have to settle for something else that we don’t particularly want.

The above was meant to be humorous, but is it really? Who thinks this stuff up? Is there some ultra-liberal group that is encouraging students on certain college campuses to get offended and not feel safe when some drunk frat rat calls them the N-word at some off-campus party? Is this same ultra-liberal group telling college students to be offended because they have classes in a building named after some historic figure who was once a slave owner? Is this same group also encouraging Asian students to get offended when the sushi served in the dorm is not exactly the same caliber as the sushi served in the upscale restaurants of their native country? Nobody in their right mind should eat sushi that’s been prepared for serving in a college cafeteria.

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LAME DUCK – PART ONE

The American people handed the current president of the United States a stunning defeat in the 2014 mid-term elections. The Republicans maintained leadership of the House of Representatives and gained a majority in the Senate. However, they didn’t obtain a super majority of 60. However, the current president said he had a pen and he had a phone and he intended to use them. And he has by signing executive orders and the only way this can be stopped is through the courts. He justifies his actions by stating that he’s doing what is good for the country. If a Republican did the same think, claiming his or her actions were good for the country, the mainstream media would be exploding. The following is a summary of three things that the current president has done, according to motherjones.com, none are good.

Normalized Relations with Cuba:
According to newsmax.com, the Obama administration is easing travel and some economic restrictions against Cuba after coming out in support of normalizing relations with the Communist regime. This is raising fears among many of a total lifting of the trade embargo against the island nation.

Would lifting the embargo benefit the Cuban people of just benefit the Castro regime? Most of the Cuban economy is government owned and all foreign trade is channeled through Cuban government agencies. Companies pay wages in hard currency, including dollars and euros, but the Cuban government pays its workers in Cuban pesos and pockets about 90% of the wages.

Decades of trade between Cuba and the market economies of Europe, Canada, and Latin America have not produced the political and economic benefits to the people of Cuba. This has lined the pockets of the Castro regime and the Cuban people have not been beneficiaries.

Obama claimed the regime would release all political prisoners, but it has not. So, we’ve entered into an agreement with a deadbeat nation that refuses to honor its commitments. It has defaulted on its estimated $37 billion debt to the Paris Club of Nations. Russia has been forced to write off Cuba’s $32 million debt, and Mexico wrote off $340 million of Cuba’s debt.
Americans want free trade with free people and not relations that strengthen an authoritarian regime’s oppression of its people.

Cuba has not met the conditions agreed upon prior to lifting the embargo. Cuba was supposed to legalize all political activity, release political prisoners, commit to free and fair elections, grand freedom of the press, and allow labor unions. Cuba has not met these conditions and, of course, that sends a message to the world that the Unites States is weak.

Also, Cuba remains on the U.S. “State Sponsors of Terrorism” list. The country has provided sanctuary for terrorists from other nations and has harbored American fugitives. Black Panther activist and convicted murderer Jo Anne Chesimard is among the 90 or more criminals who fled America and received political asylum in Cuba.

The American people are opposed to lifting the embargo. A poll last year found that a slight majority still want the sanctions to remain in place. More importantly, an even larger majority of Cuban-Americans, who know the situation best, favor keeping the embargo in place.

Of course, the current president’s worshippers, including the mainstream media, think this is a great thing, but anything this president does they are going to think is great.

Climate Deal with China:
According to nationalreview.com, when the United States and China announced a surprise carbon-emissions deal, the leftists were ecstatic. Al Gore declared it groundbreaking progress form the world’s largest polluter and John Kerry patted himself on the back. However, when the deal was stuck with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Chinese were laughing at us. Nothing was going to stop China from moving full speed ahead with its economic development plans that rely heavily on cheap and abundant fossil fuels.

In December, 2014, the South China Morning Post announced that Chinese negotiators rejected the scrutiny to limit carbon emissions. In other words, the Chinese refuse to agree to measurable and enforceable carbon reduction targets. According to dailycaller.com, the U.S. China climate deal unraveled during the U.N. climate talks. Chinese delegates demanded more climate aid be sent from rich countries to poor countries, and refused to agree to certain U.S. backed provisions in a climate treaty draft.

So liberal rag, motherjones.com, in an August 24, 2015 article, cites this as an Obama lame duck accomplishment. Not true!
Issued New EPA Ozone Rules:
On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, the current president check off another major items on environmentalists’ wish list by targeting smog, but angered big business and giving Republicans fresh ammunition heading into the final two years of Obama’s presidency. According to washingtontimes.com, the EPA has released new tentative rules on ozone, meant to drastically cut the amount of smog produced by power plants and factories. The proposal would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 ppb to 70 ppb and are shooting for 65 ppb.

With the full backing of environmental activists, administration officials have become brazen toward their critics. White House counselor, John Podesta has gone so far as to brag that the GOP can’t stop more executive actions and climate regulations.

Critics say it’s obvious the regulations will create a serious burden. EPA data, cited by groups such as the Business Roundtable, show that 59 percent of the U.S. population lives in an area that did not meet the 65 ppb threshold.

The National Association of Manufacturers called the rules “the most expensive regulation ever imposed on the American public. In a July study, the organization calculated that the rule would reduce U.S. gross domestic product by 3.4 trillion from 2017 to 40 and cut about 2.9 million jobs per year on average through 2040.
This doesn’t sound too good to me, but of course, the liberals love it.

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