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A house full of Kardashian-Jenners, as shown in this 2011 photo, might be a cultural target for Iranians, a Babson College official has suggested. / Photo by Matt Sayles

And not that big mall

A Babson College official was suspended last week after suggesting Iran make a list of 52 American cultural sites it would consider bombing following President Donald Trump's message the U.S. could target 52 Iranian cultural sites in response to threats by Iranians.

In a Facebook post, Asheen Phansey, the school's director of sustainability, mentioned the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, and the "Kardashian residence" as potential Iranian targets of "beloved American cultural heritage."

Almost immediately, the Wellesley, Massachusetts, school suspended Phansey, condemned the post and said it viewed it as a threat of violence.

"This particular post from a staff member on his personal Facebook page clearly does not represent the values and culture of Babson College," a statement from college officials read.

Phansey, in an apology, said it was a poor attempt at humor and, lest anyone think he was from the Middle East, added, "As an American, born and raised, I was trying to juxtapose our 'cultural sites' with ancient Iranian churches and mosques. I am completely opposed to violence ... I am sorry that my sloppy humor was read as a threat."

 

Beloved: Elvis, Diana, Soleimani

Left-wing news agencies and politicians heaped criticism on President Donald Trump for ordering the recent strike on Iranian terrorist leader Gen. Qassem Solemani, but MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews may have done them one better.

He put the country's Revolutionary Guard Quds Force leader, whose actions have been responsible for the death of Americans, in the same category as the late U.S. singer Elvis Presley and the late British Princess Diana.

"When some people die," Matthews said in a discussion with U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, "you don't know what the impact is going to be.

"When Princess Diana died, for example, there was a huge emotional outpouring. Elvis Presley in our culture. It turns out that this general we killed was a beloved hero of the Iranian people to the point where — look at the people, we got pictures up now — these enormous crowds coming out."

Since then, even left-wing news outlets have said the Iranian mourning of Soleimani was not necessarily authentic and that he was not the popular figure Matthews made him out to be.

 

Revisionary Biden

As Middle East tensions rose recently due to clashes with Iran, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, vice president under President Barack Obama, began revising his vita. Even left-wing fact-checking websites began to call him out for it.

The most prominent was his claim he did not tell Obama not to take out 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

"No, I didn't [say that]," Biden said. "I didn't."

But he did, as he, Obama and numerous White House officials previously confirmed.

"Mr. President," Biden himself wrote of their conversation, "my suggestion is, don't go. We have to do two more things to see if he's there."

The Washington Post fact-checker gave him three Pinocchios for lying but gently admonished that he is "to put it mildly ... not the most disciplined speaker."

Biden, in recent days, also said he opposed the Iraq war "from the beginning" and "from the very moment" it began in 2003, but he voted for its authorization and repeatedly said the country should be supportive.

"We have one single focus," he said in one speech. "And that is ... we voted to give [President George W. Bush] the authority to wage that war. We should step back and be supportive."

 

Message delivered

Last Wednesday, U.S. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Washington, told a CNN show he thought it was time for House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to send the impeachment articles voted against President Donald Trump to the U.S. Senate.

"I mean, I understand what the speaker was trying to do, basically trying to use the leverage of that to work with Democratic and Republican senators, to try to get a reasonable trial, a trial that would show evidence, bring out witnesses," he said.

"But at the end of the day just like we control it in the House, Mitch McConnell controls it in the Senate," he continued. "... And yes, I think it is time to send the impeachment to the Senate and let Mitch McConnell be responsible for the fairness of the trial. He ultimately is."

Pelosi or one of her lackeys must have given Smith a call.

In a later CNN interview, he said he "misspoke this morning. I do believe we should do everything we can to force the Senate to have a fair trial. If the Speaker believes that holding on to the articles for a longer time will help force a fair trial in the Senate, then I wholeheartedly support that decision."

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