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Conservatives rally around Goya amid calls for boycott over CEO’s pro-Trump remarks

A number of prominent conservatives have offered their support for Goya Foods as it faces mass calls for boycott over its CEO’s decision to praise President Trump. On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted: “Goya is a staple of Cuban food. My grandparents ate Goya black beans twice a day for nearly 90 years. And now the Left is trying to cancel Hispanic culture and silence free speech. #BuyGoya” President Trump similarly tweeted “I LOVE @GoyaFoods!” amid the backlash. Figures such as former model Chrissie Teigen had advanced the boycott as a way to retaliate against CEO Robert Unanue, who appeared beside Trump at a White House event this week. “We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” he said. Trump was promoting the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, which is designed to expand educational and economic opportunities for Hispanic-Americans. While criticizing the boycott, “The View” co-host Meghan McCain warned that it might result in job loss during the difficult economic problems begot by the coronavirus pandemic. “It seems weird & callous to boycott a company who supplies food to the masses and employs 4,000 people during a pandemic,” she said in a post retweeted by conservative author Ben Shapiro. “No matter what your politics, who wants more people out of work? Almost every CEO, boss, & person I interact with and consume products from disagrees with me.” Conservative commentator Charlie Kirk also ripped the boycott, suggesting it would harm minorities. “Imagine boycotting one of America’s largest minority-owned businesses and thinking that you’re doing something to end racism,” he tweeted on Friday. “That’s the current mindset of the leaders of the Democrat party.” Meanwhile, the boycott has received support from figures like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,'” she tweeted alongside a call for the boycott. Teigen pushed back on the idea that she was hurting Goya’s workers, and vowed to financially help the farms affected. “The next step republicans [sic] will do (mark my words, they did this with my equinox tweets as well) is say you aren’t supporting the workers if you boycott,” Teigen tweeted. “You ARE. They should never feel they have to work for someone who agrees Mexicans are ‘vile’ ‘rapists,'” she wrote, a reference to remarks by Trump at the very start of his presidential campaign in 2015. Unanue has refused to back down and called the pushback against him visiting the White House “suppression of speech.”

Good for Mr. Unanue for standing his ground and not letting the cancel-culture mob win.  Excellent!!     🙂

San Francisco Giants May Ban ‘Culturally Insensitive’ Attire At AT&T Park

San Francisco Giants May Ban ‘Culturally Insensitive’ Attire At AT&T Park

Are you kidding me?!  Well, its San Francisco..  So, I shouldn’t be surprised at this ridiculous level of political correctness… But, still.  Liberals in the bay area are just stepping all over themselves so as not to hurt anyone’s tender feelings.   I’ve seen a few ball games there several years ago, and had a great time.  Some people dress weird.  So??  Its San Francisco, for crying out loud.  You expect that.  Its kinda like being in New York and looking both ways before crossing a street, otherwise a cabbie might run ya down!  lol  Shame on the spineless front office at the Giants, and MLB which is probably supporting such nonsense.  Put the fun police away and let people dress how they like.  Ya know?  The poor Washington Redskins are going through all sorts of court battles because what?  A handful of “native Americans” are offended by the name of the team?  Never mind the fact that several tribes have come forward saying they’re “honored” by the name.  Facts never matter.  This whole political correctness crap has to stop.  We’re becoming a nation of wimps.  Its insufferable.

Fiorina: Dem’s ‘Shameless’ ‘Baseless’ War on Women ‘Propaganda’

Fiorina: Dem’s ‘Shameless’ ‘Baseless’ War on Women ‘Propaganda’

Excellent!  Go Carly!!  I hope she decides to get back into the political fray at some point.  She is exactly right about this!  Yesterday, a good (liberal female) friend of mine went off on me about the Hobby Lobby decision…and brought up the term “reproductive rights.”  I shrugged it off and said, “what the heck does that mean anyway?”…which made her go ballistic.  And, after a profanity laced tired, told me to look it up, lol.  Of course, what is meant by that overused, trendy buzz-phrase is a “right to have FREE contraception, and abortions on demand, courtesy of we-the-taxpayer.”  Its a misnomer, and a clever phrase…much like “homophobia.”  By definition, a “phobia” is an “irrational or unreasonable fear.”  Those who object to that lifestyle don’t necessarily have a “unreasonable fear.”  They just might object to that behavior or lifestyle.  But, nobody wants to be branded a “homophobe,” right?  So, conservatives are immediately put on defense the moment the liberal speech police/Nazis come after them.  And that’s how so many otherwise conservative politicians suddenly are for so-called “gay marriage.”  Hey, its a tactic that works.  Same thing with “reproductive rights” used by liberal feminists today.  Its a grossly inaccurate use of the English language, intellectually dishonest, and an intentional diversion from the real discussion.  Furthermore, this isn’t China or N. Korea where you’re told IF you can have children, and if so how many, and what gender; where there are truly NO “reproductive rights.”  In those countries there are forced abortions, little girls are killed, and so on.  Truly disgusting.  By extreme contrast, here in America you can have as many kids as you want!  You have absolute “reproductive rights!!”  What you DON’T have a right to is for me, and other tax-payers, to pay for it.  Furthermore, there is no “right” to an abortion…much less for the “right” to one on demand at any point, and for the tax payers to be obligated to pay for it.  Thats a silly, unreasonable, and selfish assertion.  I’d LOVE for someone to show me where in the U.S. Constitution, and its Bill of Rights, it says ANYTHING about a “right” to any of those things.  But, I digress..  Again, good for Carly!  Its always fun to see an intelligent, very accomplished, conservative female take the fight to the speech police and call them on their bs.