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Conservatives Are Freaking Out Over ‘Rainbow Doritos’ Campaign For Anti-Suicide LGBT Charity

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Why do some conservatives feel the need to boycott anything that doesn’t fit into their tiny minds?

Frito-Lay, the parent company of Doritos, today launched a great offer: donate $10 or more online to Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, get a bag of Rainbow Doritos – a limited edition version of its Cool Ranch flavor chips baked in the colors of the rainbow, to represent the gay pride flag. 

It Gets Better is a non-profit charity created in 2010 in response to the large numbers of kids who were attempting or committing suicide – kids who were literally bullied to death. Its sole purpose is to help LGBTQ kids and teens understand that life after you’re a kid or a teen gets better, and suicide is never the right answer. 

That’s it.

The Doritos campaign is simple: raise money for a worthwhile cause, a charity that is helping to raise awareness and helping to reduce youth and teen suicide.

And some conservatives, of course, have a problem with that.

There are no gimmicks, no huge in-store displays, no TV ads, no Rainbow Doritos sponsoring the Super Bowl (although there’s an idea!) and yet the anti-gay right is freaking out – calling for a boycott of “fag Doritos,” among other ugly attacks. 

Labeling Dan Savage an “infamous anti-Christian bully and bigot,” Breitbart’s John Nolte writes that the “rainbow color of the Dorito chips represent the LGBT rainbow flag, a symbol now widely seen as one of anti-Christian hate and bigotry.”

Nolte is the one who started that idea, and no, the gay pride flag is not “widely seen as one of anti-Christian hate and bigotry.”

Of course, you can count on the likes of anti-gay, anti-immigration, anti-women conservative Michelle Malkin to use Rainbow Doritos to take a nasty swipe at LGBT people:

And of course, there are others:

And yes, you can donate $10 and get a bag, just visit the link in the Doritos Facebook post, above.

 

Image via Doritos/Facebook
Hat tip: Joe.My.God. and Tom Boggioni/Raw Story

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‘Flashback Much?’: Senator Mocked for Saying IG Report Made Him Feel Like He Had ‘Dropped Acid’

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“About 25 percent of the way through it I thought I dropped acid. It’s surreal.”

A prominent Republican Senator is getting his own special due process on social media after using his precious time to question U.S. Dept. of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz by saying reading the 434 page report on the FBI’s Russia investigation was like dropping acid.

U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) admitted to Horowitz on Wednesday that he had not finished reading the lengthy document but was about 70 percent done. He also appeared to be trying to make the infractions about FISA warrants committed by FBI agents to be seen as unprecedented and historically offensive, in an attempt to serve President Donald Trump by damaging the reputation of the FBI.

“About 15 percent of the way through it made me want to heave,” Sen. Kennedy announced. “About 25 percent of the way through it I thought I dropped acid. It’s surreal.”

Someone can be heard laughing in the background.

Kennedy chose to focus on the misconduct by the FBI agents instead of on the actual investigation, which the Inspector General found to be warranted: that is, opening up the Russia probe to determine not only how Putin and his cronies attacked the U.S. election but to what extent any Trump campaign officials may have been involved.

The Louisiana Republican Senator was not done. He made clear someone would have to pay for the misdeeds.

Apparently it would not matter to Kennedy who.

“I hope you’ll tell your colleagues at the FBI that we appreciate their work, but this has got to be fixed. At minimum someone’s got to be fired,” he announced.

Many were perplexed and shared their concerns about Sen. Kennedy on social media.

 

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Ted Cruz ‘Just Pumped Nonsensical Disinformation Into American Air Waves’: Former FBI Special Agent

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During his turn to question Inspector General Michael Horowitz today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) didn’t really ask many questions, and instead chose to use his time to rant about what he believes are the corrupt origins of the investigation into Russia’s alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

In a tweet, MSNBC’s Clint Watts wrote that Cruz “just pumped several minutes of nonsensical disinformation into American air waves.”

Watch Cruz’s rant in the video below:

Related: Lindsey Graham Explodes in Anger Demanding to Know Why FBI ‘Didn’t Tell Trump’ His Campaign Was Under Investigation

 

 

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Lindsey Graham Explodes in Anger Demanding to Know Why FBI ‘Didn’t Tell Trump’ His Campaign Was Under Investigation

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham exploded in anger as he questioned Inspector General Michael Horowitz, demanding to know why the FBI did not notify then-candidate Donald Trump and his campaign in 2016 that they were the subjects of a counterintelligence investigation to determine how Russia was attacking the U.S. and if any members of the Trump campaign were involved.

Chairman Graham appeared to ignore all the signs that Donald Trump and his campaign may have been conspiring with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election, including Trump’s infamous “Russia, if you’re listening” remarks.

The FBI “never made any effort to brief Donald Trump about suspected problems within his campaign,” Graham lamented, again, ignoring the FBI was working to determine if Trump or anyone else was colluding with Russia.

The FBI did warn the Trump campaign Russia was working to undermine the election. Trump appears to have taken that warning as an invitation to an opportunity to win the election rather than to protect the nation.

“Why did they not tell him that” people like Carter Page and George Papadopoulos might be working wirh Russia, Graham asked.

Graham later says, “I hope all of us would appreciate if you really believe there may be somebody in my campaign working with a foreign power, please tell me. Why didn’t they tell Trump?”

Again, the FBI likely had reason to suspect Trump was that somebody.

Despite all this, the RNC opted to immediately post a clip of Graham defending Trump on YouTube and Twitter (below).

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