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The Water Cooler- April 10, 2018 - Open Thread - More Culture War Madness

Welcome to another edition of Tuesday’s Water Cooler where your’s truly invites you into the wonderfully wacky world of the culture wars and the demented minds of the social justice warriors.

CELEBRITY OF THE WEEK

This week’s winner of  this dubious honor is certifiable crybaby, Jimmy Kimmel.  Although one is hard-pressed to find anything this dolt has ever said that is of comedic value, it all started when Kimmel made fun of Melania Trump’s accent which prompted an attack from Donald Trump’s favorite media lackey, Sean Hannity.  

After Hannity Tweeted that Kimmel was a “pervert,” the unfunny late night host and self-professed “conscience of the nation” responded with what can be politely referred to as a homophobic slur:

When your clown makeup rubs off on Trump’s ass, does his butt look like a creamsicle?  Don’t worry- just keep tweeting- you’ll get back on top! (or does Trump prefer you on bottom)  Either way, keep your chin up big fella…

Youch!!!  This did not sit too well with the gay community, however it should also be noted that the Hannity Tweet may have hit a nerve.

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS NOVELIST MALPRACTICE?

Sean Penn, an actor who never met a socialist he didn’t like, recently penned a book called Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.  Right there we find grounds for malpractice in the title.  When Huffington Post and the Guardian pan the book, you know something is wrong.  This excerpt from the book may be all the evidence you need:

Whenever he felt these collisions of incubus and succubus, he punched his way out of the proletariat with the purposeful inputting of covert codes, thereby drawing distraction through Scottsdale deployments, dodging the ambush of innocents astray, evading the viscount vogue of Viagratic assaults on virtual vaginas, or worse, falling passively into prosaic pastimes.”

Sean Penn- the master of meaningless alliteration.

STILL PROVING HIS IRRELEVANCE…

He could’ve been a celebrity nominee:  actor/director who once appropriately carried the nickname of “Meathead-” Rob Reiner.  Apparently triggered by the success of the reboot of Roseanne- Reiner views its success as appealing to the “lunatic fringe,” and by that he means anyone who supports Trump.  This defender of democracy recently told MSNBC’s Joy Reid the real threat:

 

It goes back to the original sin of this country which is slavery, and we are fighting this last battle of the civil war. And those people who are the alt-right, the white supremacists are hanging on for dear life, and they’re using these propaganda tools which are not just, like I say, lunatic fringe. They’re now invading us, and you guys in the mainstream media seeking the truth are really fighting an uphill battle. This is a real battle right here for the soul of democracy.”

He fears that a television program will “normalize the President of the United States…”

IT’S PEOPLE OF COLOR, YOU DOPE

A member of the DNC- John Parker of Duval county in Florida– recently got himself into a load of SJW trouble when he used that flagrantly horrible phrase, “colored people,” rather than the more acceptable “people of color.”  Of course, a person of color would logically be a colored person, but that is not the point.

It does not matter that Parker apologized to the faithful for this felonious transgression as people are calling for his resignation and his racist head.  Geez…even the dude’s wife says he should resign. Said local activist Diallo-Sekou Seabrooks (great name, by the way), his “Jim Crow terminology is unacceptable.”

IT IS NOT JUST WHITE PRIVILEGE ANY MORE

George Washington University’s Multicultural Student Service Center recently held an event.  You know trouble is coming when you read the phrase “multicultural.” The event was titled, “Christian Privilege: But Our Founding Fathers Were All Christian, Right?”  

The April 5th workshop taught how Christians enjoyed a privileged life, unlike their non-Christian counterparts and how today they have built-in advantages (like being forced to make cakes).  The workshop also highlighted how Christians received “unmerited perks from systems and institutions all across our country” (as opposed to charges of Islamophobia every time a Muslim commits a terrorist act).

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S MEA CULPA

A recent edition of that iconic magazine which aroused the interests of young boys in days long gone- National Geographic ran an editorial titled, “For Decades Our Coverage Was Racist.  To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It.” The editor noted their history of articles from a “colonialist perspective” and including photo layouts of “racial caricatures.”  Supposedly those photographs of bare-breasted African women were staged by colonialists.

The entire issue was devoted to race.  In a weird ending and probably a dig at Trump, the editor notes, “Let’s confront today’s shameful use of racism as a political strategy.”  The editor, no doubt, had in mind the Left’s shameful use of identity politics to advance their agenda. Nothing is more “shameful” than their divisive racial rhetoric and gender-denial.

 

JACQUES MARQUETTE COMES UNDER FIRE

Thinking back to your school days, Jacques Marquette was a French explorer who also happened to be a Catholic priest.  He is even remembered as a major university is named after him. In fact, that university’s seal has a depiction of Marquette being guided by Native Americans.

There’s the problem, according to some students and professors at Marquette, who claim that the depiction on the seal is a “microaggression.”  A Professor Jenkins asked the students in attendance at the forum whether it was and they all enthusiastically answered “Yes.”  Asked why there was even a debate about this travesty, some offered up the theory that there are many people with “privilege” who fear losing political power.

Historical note: Jacques Marquette actually did use Indian guides in his explorations, as did many other European (white) explorers.

In other news, the Hudson River will be renamed after repeated protests it is named after a white explorer.

 

That is it for this week.  Remember: the Water Cooler is Redstate’s only open thread so feel free to vent, pontificate, or just shoot the breeze about anything and everything.