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  • Hegel's Deity: How Evolution Gave Us Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and Political Correctness

    03/27/2015 9:28:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 27, 2015 | Nancy Pearcey
    Hegel's Deity: How Evolution Gave Us Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and Political Correctness Nancy Pearcey March 27, 2015 5:59 AM | Permalink How has evolution shaped our view of humanity? We often hear that evolution is the key scientific prop for the philosophy of materialism, with its reduction of the human person to a complex biochemical machine. But spiritualized versions of evolution have appeared as well -- for example, in the philosophy of Hegel. In our own day, Hegel's spiritual/cultural view of evolution has led to its own form of reductionism: the postmodern reduction of individuals to social groups based on race,...
  • School named after war hero forces child to shave off military-style haircut

    03/26/2015 12:34:14 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 97 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother – a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And that’s exactly what he got – high and tight – just like his stepbrother. Adam got his haircut on March 8. On March 9, his mother got a letter from the principal of Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, Tennessee. It seems they were not all that thrilled with the second grader’s new hairdo. The principal told Amy Stinnett that her son’s haircut...
  • ‘American Pride’ Dance Will Go On at Lexington High

    03/24/2015 8:49:58 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 28 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 24 March 2015 | By Kristi Palma
    A high school dance will keep its “American Pride” theme after a debate over concerns that people of other nationalities might feel excluded, the school superintendent said Tuesday.
  • Students Choose a Patriotic Theme For Dance…So Their School Cancels It Because It’s ‘Offensive’

    03/23/2015 12:29:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 50 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 03/23/2015 | CONOR SWANBERG
    A Massachusetts high school is having a serious debate over the theme of a scheduled dance. According to WHDH, students at the school in Lexington said that the school administration canceled their ‘American pride’ dance because it may exclude other nationalities. The ‘American pride’ theme received the most votes from the Lexington High School dance committee. Despite this, the administration is standing behind its decision, saying it’s are willing to tweak the theme in order for ‘everyone to be included.’
  • How liberal discipline policies are making schools less safe

    03/15/2015 8:10:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Paul Sperry
    New York public-school students caught stealing, doing drugs or even attacking someone can avoid suspension under new “progressive” discipline rules adopted this month. Most likely, they will be sent to a talking circle instead, where they can discuss their feelings. Convinced traditional discipline is racist because blacks are suspended at higher rates than whites, New York City’s Department of Education has in all but the most serious and dangerous offenses replaced out-of-school suspensions with a touchy-feely alternative punishment called “restorative justice,” which isn’t really punishment at all. It’s therapy. “Every reasonable effort must be made to correct student behavior through…restorative...
  • SFPD probes racist, homophobic texts among officers

    03/15/2015 6:28:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    sfgate.com/ ^ | Saturday, March 14, 2015 | Kale Williams
    On Nov. 9, 2011, a civilian texted Furminger, “Do you celebrate quanza (sic) at your school?” “Yeah we burn the cross on the field! Then we celebrate Whitemas,” he responded. On May 10, 2012, Furminger wrote to another officer, according to the documents, “I hate to tell you this but my wife friend (sic) is over with their kids and her husband is black! If (sic) is an attorney but should I be worried?” The officer wrote back: “Get ur pocket gun. Keep it available in case the monkey returns to his roots. Its (sic) not against the law to...
  • Army Major sentenced to 20 years after exposing Political Correctness Run Amok in the Military

    03/14/2015 9:11:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/14/15 | Glenn MacDonald, Major USARMY (Ret)
    A SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT by Major Glenn MacDonald, Editor of MilitaryCorruption.com revealed an American “Dreyfus Affair” taking place in the U.S. Army as Major Erik Burris is railroaded by his former JAG colleagues. Major MacDonald writes of: RETALIATION AGAINST [BURRIS] FOR TELLING TRUTH IN PREVIOUS COURT-MARTIAL ABOUT HOW ARMY PUSHES ALL FEMALE SEX CHARGE CASES TOWARD COURT-MARTIAL EVEN IF NO PROOF – DECEPTIVE PRESS RELEASE AT CONCLUSION OF MAJOR’S TRIAL AND CONVICTION FOR RAPE FAILED TO SAY ARMY’S OWN INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER FOUND BURRIS’ WIFE ACCUSER TO BE “UNTRUTHFUL” RECOMMENDED MAJ NOT BE COURT-MARTIALED NONETHELESS, HE GETS 20 YEARS IN PRISON...
  • Student Union Pushes to Ban Word "Idiot" in Order to Fight "Ableism"

    03/13/2015 2:24:11 PM PDT · by rightistight · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/13/15 | Aurelius
    The University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) is pushing to have people never use the word "idiot" because, according to them, it promotes "ableism." According to "StopAbleism.org," ableism "are the practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with disabilities." UTMSU believes that the word "idiot," even if you are calling yourself that, promotes ableism. They feel so strongly that they are now putting up posters around campus to get the word out:
  • The Future of Girlification

    03/07/2015 1:14:01 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | John Derbyshire
    Here’s a clip from my read-it-and-weep folder. It showed up in a February 11th Washington Post article, headline: “College sexual assault prevention has unlikely model: U.S. service academies.” Midshipmen—that is, trainee officers—at the U.S. Naval Academy are being broken to the state ideology, Cultural Marxism. We listen in on a class discussion. Spirited debate broke out after the sophomores watched a video that said the “three most destructive words” a boy hears when growing up are “be a man.”
  • UMN's new protocol for crime alerts will fail

    03/01/2015 7:19:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-1-15 | Joe Soucheray
    As a result of succumbing to its own ceaseless indoctrination about the virtues of diversity, the University of Minnesota no longer will include race and other descriptions in crime alerts unless, it says, there is enough detail to aid in an arrest. Well, if a one-armed flying purple people eater conked some kid over the head and stole her smartphone, that might be allowed to be released to the campus population, although five will get you 10 that there is a one-armed flying purple people eater community on campus who will find the release of that information objectionable on the...
  • How to handle an employee's offensive social media post

    02/25/2015 1:02:10 PM PST · by tbw2 · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 2/18/25 | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
    This article has an employment lawyer as saying you have to fire people who post inappropriate things - including non-PC opinions.
  • College Student Banned from Campus for "Looking like Rapist"

    02/19/2015 11:02:59 AM PST · by rightistight · 44 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/19/15 | Aurelius
    A college student in Oregon has been banned from anywhere on campus that a fellow student is, not because he has done anything wrong, but because he “resembles” the person who raped that student. That means if the student lives in a dorm and the student who was raped is there, he cannot sleep in his own dorm. If she has a class in a room near him, he is not allowed to go to class. Again, this is not because he did anything, but literally because he “looked like the person who had raped her.” The campus, which is...
  • Who Killed Comedy: Liberals, and not by accident

    02/17/2015 7:00:40 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 49 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 17, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Who Killed Comedy?: Liberals, and not by accident by Daniel Clark Since Jon Stewart announced that he will be ending The Daily Show, which has run on Comedy Central for 16 years, even non-liberals have expressed a certain amount of admiration for him, and not completely without reason. Unlike the mainstream late-night hosts, Stewart is forthright about the fact that he’s pitching his liberal ideology, and when he interviews conservatives, he’s a lot more polite to them than David Letterman has ever been. But is he funny? No. Not even close. Just try watching and reading the “highlights” in some...
  • Poll: Should Liberty Science Center sell a book teaching kids how to make toy guns?

    02/11/2015 4:33:58 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    NJ.com Jersey Journal ^ | February 11. 2015
    Does a book that shows kids how to make homemade guns belong in a science museum gift shop? One gun control advocate says such a book has no place at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, where Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2: Build a Secret Agent Arsenal is currently available for purchase
  • Rep. Cummings: People ‘Come to Government To Feed Their Souls’

    02/11/2015 7:10:03 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Elijah Cummings (D–Md.) says, “so many people come to government knowing that they are not going to make the kind of money they would make in the private sector but they come to government to feed their spuls
  • IRISH SCHOOL GROVELS FOR ‘SUBJECTING’ MUSLIM STUDENT TO CHARLIE HEBDO

    02/09/2015 9:00:04 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9 Feb 2015 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A multi-denominational school in Limerick, Ireland profusely apologized for “subjecting” a Muslim pupil to a copy of the recent Charlie Hebdo magazine cover depicting an image of Muhammad apologizing on it. “This picture has caused great insult within the Islam community in Ireland and the world,” said the unnamed mother of the 11-year-old pupil, according to the Irish Times. The pupil’s classmate brought a copy of the French satirical magazine into school, while the class was having a discussion about the French Revolution and free speech. The cover in question was released a week after Muslim terrorists took the lives...
  • Society of Professional Journalists Advocates Whitewashing Islam

    03/06/2008 8:46:35 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 25 replies · 99+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 3-05-08 | Charles Johnson
    If you've wondered why so many mainstream media stories about Islamic issues omit important details and draw spurious morally equivalent conclusions, wonder no more. They're doing it on purpose. This was apparently released by the Society of Professional Journalists shortly after the 9/11 attacks: Guidelines for Countering Racial, Ethnic and Religious Profiling. On Oct. 6 at its National Convention in Seattle, the Society of Professional Journalists passed a resolution urging members and fellow journalists to take steps against racial profiling in their coverage of the war on terrorism and to reaffirm their commitment to: — Use language that is informative...
  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SPENDS $16K ON CAMPAIGN TO WARN STUDENTS TO WATCH WHAT THEY SAY

    02/09/2015 7:01:51 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 2/9/15 | Samanthe Audia
    ‘Inclusive Language Campaign’ debuts at University of Michigan Dozens of posters plastered across the University of Michigan caution students not to say things that might hurt others’ feelings, part of a new “Inclusive Language Campaign” at the state’s flagship public university that cost $16,000 to implement. Words declared unacceptable through the campaign include “crazy,” “insane,” “retarded,” “gay,” “tranny,” “gypped,” “illegal alien,” “fag,” “ghetto” and “raghead.” Phrases such as “I want to die” and “that test raped me” are also verboten. University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald told The College Fix in an email the campaign aims to “address campus climate by helping...
  • Insurance to be canceled over 'Christ' on car

    02/04/2015 6:53:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    World Net Daily via Right Wing News via Conservative Tribune ^ | February 1, 2015 | Joe Kovacs World Net Daily
    The United Kingdom, like much of the rest of Western Europe, is in the midst of committing cultural suicide because of their overly tolerant policies towards radical Muslims and the Islamic faith. Due to hate speech legislation, Christians are being persecuted for speaking out against the dangers of radical Islam, resulting in people being arrested or losing their jobs. Apparently, being an outspoken Christian in the U.K. can even get you dropped from your car insurance coverage now too. Rev. Wena Parry recently told the BBC in Wales that she is being treated unfairly and discriminated against by her car...
  • MEN: STOP SAYING “WE’RE PREGNANT” – YOU’RE NOT, SHE IS. EQUALITY HAS ITS LIMITS

    02/03/2015 8:40:24 AM PST · by Thurstan · 95 replies
    EpicTimes ^ | 2/3/15 | Jerry Doyle
    Have you ever run across couples who want to tell you “we’re pregnant”? It’s part of the gender neutrality, everyone is the same, there is no difference between men and women, nonsense.
  • Yes, Political Correctness Really Exists

    01/31/2015 9:11:25 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | January 30, 2015 | Samuel Goldman
    Jonathan Chait burned up the Internet this week with his critique of so-called political correctness. Among many responses, Amanda Taub‘s stands out for its denial of Chait’s basic premise. According to Taub: …there’s no such thing as “political correctness.” The term’s in wide use, certainly, but has no actual fixed or specific meaning. What defines it is not what it describes but how it’s used: as a way to dismiss a concern or demand as a frivolous grievance rather than a real issue. This is a curious response. Sure, people use the term in different ways. But Chait provides a...
  • The Left Realizes Too Late that Political Correctness Is a Virus

    01/31/2015 9:54:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    There are few things in life as exquisitely pleasurable as watching the terminally silly fight among themselves, and, for those of us who have turned the practice into a spectator sport of sorts, this week certainly did not disappoint. On Tuesday, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait decided that he was tired of watching people he dislikes use the tactics on which he himself likes to rely, and, with 4,700 words of deliciously biting criticism, set off something of a firestorm. “The language police are perverting liberalism!” griped Chait. “The new political correctness has bludgeoned even many of its own supporters...
  • California-school mind control: grades for “Gratitude”

    01/30/2015 9:37:06 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 25 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    California-school mind control: grades for “Gratitude” By Jon Rappoport January 30, 2015 http://www.nomorefakenews.com The Sacramento Bee has the story. 1/27/15, “Grit and gratitude join reading, writing and arithmetic on report cards,” by Loretta Kalb: “Across the state, report cards are undergoing a sea change in how students are measured for academic performance. Where teachers once graded students [only] on traditional math or English skills, they now judge attributes such as grit, gratitude or being sensitive to others…Districts are changing their report cards to reflect the new Common Core State Standards…” “…when it comes to attributes such as grit or being...
  • The Worst Form of Inequality

    01/30/2015 2:14:24 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 10 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | January 30, 2015 | Michael Devolin
    “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” –Aristotle I believe the biggest threat to western democracies today comes not only from Islam’s traditions of intolerance and political violence and anti-Western sentiment, but also from those apologists and pluralists, both religious and political, who are making every effort to convince us that this threat—these egregious customs—were never foreign to our North American traditions of tolerance and rule of law; as though Islam, with its ever-present political and religious maelstroms, is applicable to our democratic way of life. One premise being applied vigorously is that, simply...
  • NP3 High School principal responds to concerns over Hijab Day with smears

    01/30/2015 1:50:30 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 14 replies
    JihadWatch.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    NP3 High School principal responds to concerns over Hijab Day with smears Tom RuttenThe exchange below is yet another example of how one side of the debate about Sharia and jihad is trying to have a rational discussion, while the other responds only with slogans and smears. A woman in California responded to my call yesterday to write to NP3 High School principal Tom Rutten. She then received the email below, which is drearily predictable with its cries of “hate” and lack of specific response to any of the concerns she raised. She kindly forwarded this response to me, and...
  • Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage

    01/28/2015 10:12:24 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 111 replies
    CNS.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Curtis kalin
    Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage. Emblazoned with a red citation tag, violators will start to be fined anywhere from $1-$50 in July. For now, Seattle residents will be publicly shamed by the ‘Scarlet Letter’-like tags. US Food Waste Food waste is a big, and still growing, problem. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo) "I'm sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors' cans," says Rodney Watkins,...
  • Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say

    01/28/2015 3:26:20 AM PST · by oblomov · 20 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 27 Jan 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    Around 2 a.m. on December 12, four students approached the apartment of Omar Mahmood, a Muslim student at the University of Michigan, who had recently published a column in a school newspaper about his perspective as a minority on campus. The students, who were recorded on a building surveillance camera wearing baggy hooded sweatshirts to hide their identity, littered Mahmood’s doorway with copies of his column, scrawled with messages like “You scum embarrass us,” “Shut the **** up,” and “DO YOU EVEN GO HERE?! LEAVE!!” They posted a picture of a demon and splattered eggs. This might appear to be...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in race storm:... says he was an 'idiot' for calling black people 'coloured'...

    01/27/2015 6:35:30 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 12:02 GMT, 27 January 2015 | By SOPHIE JANE EVANS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Benedict Cumberbatch called black people 'colored' on show Tavis Smiley He was hitting out at lack of opportunities for black British actors in UK His use of 'outmoded' racial terminology sparked outrage among viewers 38-year-old Oscar nominee said: 'I'm devastated to have caused offense' British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized after describing black people as 'colored' on US television, saying he is 'an idiot' and is 'devastated to have caused offense'. The 38-year-old Sherlock star used the racial term during a debate on the lack of diversity on British screens on the talk show Tavis Smiley last Wednesday. After the...
  • Occupy the syllabus (More Berkley lunacy)

    01/26/2015 10:55:18 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 31 replies
    The Daily Californian ^ | 1/20/2015 | Rodrigo Kazuo and Meg Perret
    We are calling for an occupation of syllabi in the social sciences and humanities. This call to action was instigated by our experience last semester as students in an upper-division course on classical social theory. Grades were based primarily on multiple-choice quizzes on assigned readings. The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that began with Plato and Aristotle, then jumped to modern philosophers: Hobbes, Locke, Hegel, Marx, Weber and Foucault, all of whom are white men. The syllabus did not include a single woman or person of color. We have major concerns about social theory courses in which...
  • How do I get a blog referral published here?

    01/26/2015 8:51:02 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 139 replies
    How does one get a blog posted here?
  • Obama’s Brotherhood Confidante, Linda Sarsour, SCREAMS “Islamophobia”! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

    01/26/2015 8:51:02 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 10 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, a Zionist & Conservative Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    Obama’s Brotherhood Confidante, Linda Sarsour, SCREAMS “Islamophobia”! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki
  • You're probably a 'racist' and here are six more reasons why

    01/25/2015 8:37:54 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It never fails to amuse me when people who make their living peddling racial indignation work hard to associate negative characteristics with black people, blissfully unaware of how racist they are. The latest example comes from a black-oriented newspaper in Atlanta, called The Atlanta Blackstar (hat tip: Top Right News), which claims they are just alternative forms of the N-word. No kidding! The piece is titled, “The N-Word, Updated: 6 Code Words or Terms That Often Mean the Same Thing” A favorite tactic is to claim that “code words” or else “dog whistles” are being used when negative words are...
  • Meryl Streep, Margaret Cho offer lessons in stopping the PC outrage machine

    01/15/2015 7:50:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    One of the things I will miss most about the late Joan Rivers is that she almost never apologized. She was literally unapologetic, not unapologetic in the way that Hollywood usually pats itself on the back for, when they’ve just posted another sharply worded admonition of Donald Rumsfeld on Huffington Post. By not apologizing, the octogenarian provacateur was free to go on provoking in our hypersensitive day and age. She defused imminent outrage explosions with one finger— the middle one. Despite her success, very few seemed to follow her example.This week, I was glad to see two Hollywood women,...
  • Oxford University Press Bans Use Of Pig, Sausage Or Pork-Related Words To Avoid Offending Muslims

    01/14/2015 5:54:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 14, 2015
    Oxford University Press Bans Use Of Pig, Sausage Or Pork-Related Words To Avoid Offending Muslims 14 Jan 2015 The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children's books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims. The existence of the publisher's guidelines emerged after a radio discussion on free speech in the wake of the Paris attacks. Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, presenter Jim Naughtie said: "I've got a letter here that was sent out by OUP to an author doing something for young people. "Among the things...
  • The Black Ban

    01/12/2015 2:10:31 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    World Around The Net ^ | January 5, 2015
    According to the latest census data, African Americans make up just over 13% of the US population. That means out of the 317 million people living in the USA, there are about 41 million blacks -- just over the total population of California. However, looking at the popular culture you'd never know that. Black music dominates popular music. Black culture is how most people define "cool." And most of all, what might offend blacks dominates popular culture, media, education, and entertainment. Fred Reed writes:
  • I Can't Support the War On Terror (Re-Visited)

    01/11/2015 8:23:35 AM PST · by semaj · 8 replies
    semaj ^ | 8/13/2006 | semaj
    Sorry folks, but I can no longer lend my support to the War on Terror. I'm tired of being lied to by our elected leadership. What am I talking you about, you ask? Specifically, when I'm a told by the President of the United States, that Islam is a "Religion of Peace". How am I supposed to square that statement with reality? How am I supposed to support the decision and policies of our government in waging war when our leaders can't even begin to tell the truth about the enemy we're fighting? If the president fears he may offend...
  • How Did We “Fundamentally Change” So Fast?

    01/08/2015 7:19:57 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/7/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    How did American culture fall prey to the lowest common denominator in our country? When did we start admiring primitive cultures and considering them superior to our western civilization, giving in to their needy and outrageous demands no matter what happens to our own citizens? How did the Western world fall prey to Marxist-Leninists, to Islam, and to the rap music of the ghetto and prison culture? How was Europe colonized by Islam in just a few decades of open-borders immigration? Why did its leaders eagerly embrace Islam instead of their own citizens, committing cultural and demographic suicide?
  • I Kissed the Girl at School (Memories of an Octogenarian)

    01/02/2015 10:07:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/2/14 | Jerry Todd
    Today’s little girls still want to be princesses and little boys will naturally gravitate to playing war and competitive games and sports – often to impress a girl – “loving pure and chaste from afar.” I still remember picking a fight with a kid in order to impress Carol McGovern who I had a crush on in 6th grade – got the hell beat out of me as she walked by. Life lesson learned as Ken and I became friends. At least kissing Donna Hoffman in 1st Grade didn’t get me expelled, but surely chastised by Sister Mary Bernice! That’s...
  • Queer....

    12/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 171 replies
    Trying Times... | BigTigerMike
    Yesterday at my job I was walking through the building and one of my fellow associates was jesting about me working long hours, so I sighed and said a little spur-of-the-moment rhythm: Yes, we're now here but we aren't being queer We'll soon be out of here Well another associate, who happens to be an homosexual, overhead this from around the corner and went and complained that I made an derogatory comment and that it was an unforgivable act as far as he goes. Word got back to me about what the young man had said and I went to...
  • Senior With Gun Pose Wins

    12/20/2014 4:12:13 PM PST · by huckfillary · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 20, 2014 | FoxNews
    An upstate New York school district has shot down a high school that said no to a senior’s yearbook photo because it shows her posing with a gun. Rebekah Rorick submitted the picture for inclusion in the 2015 Broadalbin-Perth High School yearbook only to have it rejected by a faculty member on the yearbook committee due to the weapon. “'Why?’ And they said, ‘Because there’s a gun in it,’ ‘But it’s a hunting rifle. I’m wearing camo. I have my dog with me,’” Rorick told WTEN-TV. “I was ready to cry. I didn’t know what I was going to do....
  • Cambridge School Removes Santa Claus From Winter Concert

    12/15/2014 4:21:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 12, 2014 | Katie Brace
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – The Andrew Peabody School in Cambridge snubbed Santa the day before the winter concert. Principal Jennifer Ford sent a letter home to parents on Thursday letting them know of the change. The letter said in part: “I am writing to you today to inform you of a change in our concert series this winter. Our First through Fourth grade concert as well as our Kindergarten concert will not include a visit from Santa Claus this year.” Robert Thompson has two kids in the school. He said the concert traditionally closed with Santa running through the aisle. He...
  • College president sorry for saying 'All lives matter'

    12/10/2014 6:10:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/10/14 | Maxim Lott
    The president of prestigious Smith College is red-faced and apologetic Tuesday for telling students on the Northampton, Mass., campus that "all lives matter." Kathleen McCartney wrote the phrase in the subject line of an e-mail to students at the school.... “We are united in our insistence that all lives matter,” read the e-mail,in which she made clear she was strongly behind the protests, writing that the grand jury decisions had “led to a shared fury… We gather in vigil, we raise our voices in protest.” But she soon received backlash from students for her phrasing. They were offended that she...
  • Russia's Usmanov to return James Watson's auctioned Nobel medal

    12/10/2014 5:33:30 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 28 replies
    BBC New ^ | 12/10/14 | BBC
    Russia's richest man has revealed that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal, and intends to return it to him. Steel and telecoms tycoon Alisher Usmanov said Mr Watson "deserved" the medal, and that he was "distressed" the scientist had felt forced to sell it. The medal, awarded in 1962 for the discovery of the structure of DNA, sold for $4.8m (£3m) at auction. The medal was the first Nobel Prize to be put on sale by a living recipient. The 1962 prize was awarded to Watson, along with Maurice Wilkins and Francis Crick, with each receiving...
  • Anyone here have experience with PCMATIC?

    12/07/2014 9:30:05 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    me | 12-7-14 | TZ
    I'm not renewing my paid subscription to AVG as it gets more worthless every year. (Windows based PC)
  • Profiling: Sin or Survival Instinct

    12/04/2014 7:32:15 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/4/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    It was after dark. I was taking a short cut to the convenience store through an alley. Ahead of me, a middle-aged white woman was walking down a side street and started to enter the alley. Upon realizing that I would be walking behind her, she made a quick turn out of the alley. Once inside the convenience store, I saw the woman come in. We were headed to the same destination, but she chose to take a different route. As a black man, should I be offended for being racially profiled? Well guess what? The night before, a late...
  • What is a Holiday Tree?(Vanity)

    12/01/2014 6:46:11 PM PST · by hecht · 25 replies
    On Black Friday, i drove to my local Home Depot. I needed to get bathroom lights, but because of the hordes of shoppers I ended up parking far from the entrance near the Garden Center. As I entered via that entrance, I noticed a sign stating "Holiday Trees here". Now I am an orthodoxJew and would never get a "Holiday" tree, but I found myself oddly offended. I am not unaware of those who have declared war on Cristmas. Nor am I unaware of atheistic leftists of all backgrounds(Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, muslim etc)that hate all religions and do everything they...
  • The Benefits of Being Politically Correct(not a satire but reads like one)

    11/29/2014 4:45:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anna North
    The Benefits of Being Politically Correct By Anna North November 10, 2014 1:20 pm 30 Comments When people bring up political correctness, they’re often talking about how much they hate it. Unlike, say, “diversity” or “inclusion,” the term is perhaps most frequently used by those who object to what it stands for, who feel that calls to change the way they speak harm them or society in some way. These objections inspired Jack Goncalo, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell, and his team to study the actual effects of political correctness. They’d heard “this idea that the effort to...
  • Google's Demographically-Distorted Veterans Day Homepage

    11/11/2014 5:11:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 104 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hey, at least Google didn't "honor" Veterans Day with a homepage featuring Jane Fonda on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. So yes, let's take some satisfaction from the fact that Google did depict actual members of the US military on its homepage this morning. That said, Google couldn't resist inflicting its PC-politics onto the homepage, with wildly unrepresentative demographics. The image shows five military members. Standing alone out front is a woman. Of the five, three would appear to be members of minority groups, and two are women. One white guy manages to make it in. Compare and contrast with...
  • 'God bless you' cited in firing of Derry election worker

    11/10/2014 9:32:11 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 13 replies
    Union Leader .com ^ | HUNTER McGEE
    Ruth Provencal was terminated last month for saying “God bless you” to voters and other forms of “electioneering,” Renee Routhier, chairman of Derry’s Supervisors of the Checklist, said Saturday.“We have to be politically correct at the polls; I can’t allow certain things to go on because it falls under electioneering,” Routhier said.
  • Ku Klux Klan 'Rebranded': Group Diversifying to Include Jews, Blacks and Gays

    11/10/2014 4:30:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 11/10/14 | Gopi Chandra Kharel
    The white supremacist organisation, 'Ku Klux Klan', infamous for racism and violence, is reportedly rebranding itself and opening its doors – quite surprisingly – to other members of the society such as Jews, Blacks, Hispanics and gays. ..... The white supremacist group 'Ku Klux Klan' is reportedly rebranding to including jews, black people and gays.... The move reportedly comes after John Abarr, a KKK member from Great Falls in Montana, had a discussion with the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NCAAP), although it is not exactly clear what they talked about. Abarr is a now a reformed...