Water Cooler 05/03/18 Open Thread; That Moment When You Have Slipped Into Insanity

That Moment When You Have Slipped Into Insanity.

Target decided that LGBTQ(ETC) rights superseded everyone’s, Toy’s R Us decided it was a great idea to contribute to planned parenthood, CNN decided that being the voice of the #Resistance was its path to the future, and now we have Dick’s Sporting Goods deciding that people who buy outdoor goods want to see the 2nd amendment killed.

Dick’s Sporting Goods, which announced in February it would no longer sell rifles to anyone under the age of 21, hired three Beltway lobbyists to lobby Congress for gun control, according to federal records reviewed by The Federalist.

The lobbying records show Dick’s hired two Democrats and one Republican from Glover Park Group, a DC-based government affairs firm, for “[l]obbying related to gun control.” No other policy issues were listed in the disclosure form filed by the firm. The disclosure forms show Dick’s pro-gun control lobbying effort began official on April 27, 2018. The official registration form noting Dick’s retention of Glover to push for gun control was filed on Monday morning.

The three lobbyists tapped by Dick’s to push for gun control are listed by name in the federal disclosure forms, which are required by the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to be filed quarterly: Joel Johnson, who worked for both President Bill Clinton and Senate Democrat leadership; Andrew King, who worked for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); and Christina Brown, a former staffer for Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.).

In February, Dick’s CEO announced the sporting goods chain would no longer sell rifles to anyone under the age of 21, even though such sales are perfectly legal under federal law.

–The Federalist

Sporting goods chain decides to declare war on hunters and other casual shooters. You wouldn’t believe it if you saw it in a bad movie but here it is in real life. You do have to wonder just what drives this.


Insanity unfortunately can be a mass movement. These days that’s especially true amongst university administrators.

American University orders students to agree women can revoke consent after sex

If a man and a woman are both drunk and they have sex, the man is the rapist if the woman decides he is at some point, regardless of how she felt in the moment.

This is what American University is teaching students in a required sexual consent module, according to Red Alert Politics.

The module “asks students personal behavioral questions like how many sexual partners they’ve had and how often they drink,” according to Red Alert, which says the program is called “Campus Clarity: Think About It.”

That appears to refer to CampusClarity (since acquired by training provider EverFi), whose invasive questions were pulled from mandatory student training by Clemson University in 2014 after they drew outside scrutiny.

Once again you have to wonder just when alienating half your customers and significantly debasing the value of your product will register as ridiculous moves for universities.



Drink up That’s it for the Watercooler today. As always it’s an open thread