Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Offended by Food: Obama Bans Pork in Prisons, Clemson Bans Mexican Food

By Douglas V. Gibbs

I have been jazzed over the bacon revolution in the United States.  I have joked, "Battle against the Islamic invasion.  Eat more bacon!"  I have quipped that if we were to just upholster American airplanes with pig-skin seats, we'd have the safest airlines in the world.

President Obama disagrees, and is doing what he can to reverse the trend of Americans eating pork. . . and he's beginning in the prisons.  Without even considering consulting congress, Obama has unilaterally outlawed pork in prisons, cow-towing to the Muslim culture that demands they have no pork in their diet.

Technically, Obama's executive action is allowed since the The federal Bureau of Prisons falls under the executive branch.  The "bureau" is a subdivision of President Barack Obama's Justice Department.  But I still think it would have been wise to consult Congress. . . unless he doesn't really care about shedding that dictator aura he's been walking around with of late.

The ban on all pork products extends only to federal prisons, and they said they made the decision to banishe all pork products from the menus in all federal prisons because a survey showed that inmates do not like eating pork products.

In other words, he's trying not to offend the Muslim prisoners, which now consist of a large part of the prison population.

The Council on American-Islamic relations said “we welcome” the move by the government to deny pork to prisoners, but warned that it might spark “Islamophobia.”

Yeah, we don't want anybody saying anything bad about Islam, and their unwillingness to eat evil pork, yet approving of pedophilia, suicide bombings, and using women and children as shields during gunfights.  The religion of peace might get violent and start committing jihad all over our communities if we dare say anything wrong about their desire for a pork-free America.

The National Pork Producers Council called B.S.  A statement by Dave Warner, a spokesman for the Washington-based trade association, which represents the nation’s hog farmers, said, "I find it hard to believe that a survey would have found a majority of any population saying, ‘No thanks, I don’t want any bacon.'” 

CAIR told the Washington Post that banning pork in federal prisons would accommodate Muslim prisoners: “In general we welcome the change because it’s facilitating the accommodation of Muslim inmates," said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country’s largest Muslim civil rights advocacy group. “We hope it’s not an indication of an increasing number of Muslims in the prison system.”

Uh, yup, it is.

The United States is constantly freaking out over food, worried that this dish, or that dish, might offend somebody.  At Clemson University an apology was issued for serving Mexican Food.

Apparently, serving Mexican Food, and wearing sombreros, is culturally insensitive.

The university has also previously held St. Patrick’s Day-themed events, where students were invited to a dinner of “cornbeef, fried fish, and Irish grilled cheese.” Both those events, it seems, were uncontroversial.

"Go Redskins!"

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