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  • I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

    12/10/2018 8:20:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Nimesh Patel
    I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was bombing in front of hundreds of Bernie Sanders fans. I once had to tell the crowd mid-show that the venue was closing for an impromptu health inspection. On Nov. 30, I performed stand-up as part of an annual event put on by the Asian-American Alliance at Columbia, and about 20 minutes into the show, my microphone was cut off. It wasn’t because of some fire code violation, or because some violently drunk heckler and I were about to fistfight. It was...
  • Mixed race mayor removes Gainsborough painting of 18th century aristocrat from her office over [tr]

    12/05/2018 7:23:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 5, 2018 | Amie Gordon
    A Lord Mayor has removed a portrait of a politician linked to the slave trade from her office and replaced it with the picture of an African-American woman. Cleo Lake took down the 'dull and dated' portrait of Lord Nugent holding the 1750 Act of Parliament, painted by Thomas Gainsborough, from the walls of City Hall in Bristol. The Mayor has replaced the portrait with a painting of Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells became the source of the HeLa cell line and central to modern medicine.
  • PC GONE MAD: Criticising migration could become CRIMINAL offence under new plan

    12/02/2018 11:11:57 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 73 replies ^ | 12/1/18 | Thomas Hunt
    A LEADING MEP has warned EU citizens they could be “jailed” for criticising migration policies if a new United Nations agreement is acted upon. (snip) --- “One basic element of this new agreement is the extension of the definition of hate speech. “The agreement wants to criminalise migration speech. Criticism of migration will become a criminal offence. “Media outlets that give room to criticism of migration can be shut down.
  • Silicon Valley Sharia

    11/28/2018 2:21:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 28, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    This is a tale of two young, outspoken women in media. One is a liberal tech writer. The other is an enterprising conservative new media reporter. One has achieved meteoric success and now works at a top American newspaper. The other has been de-platformed and marginalized. Their wildly different fates tell you everything you need to know about Silicon Valley's free speech double standards. Some smug elites will downplay Twitter's disparate treatment of these users by arguing that private tech corporations can do whatever they want and that no First Amendment issues have been raised. But this battle is about...
  • Idaho school investigating after teachers wore border wall costumes for Halloween

    11/02/2018 4:56:13 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/2/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    An Idaho elementary school came under fire after photos showed staff members dressed as the border wall for Halloween this week. The costume had the words “Make America Great Again” written over the front. The employees also wore costumes exploiting Mexican stereotypes. Photos posted to the Middleton School District’s Facebook page showed staff members from the Middleton Heights Elementary School dressed up in cardboard to appear like a wall, KTVB reported [near Boise]. The words “Make America Great Again” were written in red, white and blue. The teachers were also seen wearing sombreros and brightly colored ponchos. The word “Mexican”...
  • MSU FLOWCHART helps students decide if costumes are 'racist'

    10/31/2018 6:43:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 30, 2018 | Sergei Kelley
    A Michigan State University department debuted Halloween posters titled, “A Culture is not a Costume" and included a guide called, “Is Your Halloween Costume Racist?” MSU’s Residence Hospitality and Services department featured the signs, which included a heavily detailed “Cultural Appropriation vs Appreciation” section, as spotted by Campus Reform. The boards are found throughout many of the university’s dorms. One poster brands the addition of a sombrero to a taco costume as “racist.”
  • Simpsons is dropping the character Apu to ‘avoid the controversy’

    10/27/2018 6:18:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 26, 2018 | John Sexton
    It’s Friday afternoon and I’m tired so let’s end on a lighter note. Long-running character Apu is going to be written out of the Simpsons forever. There has been controversy about the character, who speaks in a stereotypical Indian accent, for several years. Earlier this year producer Adi Shankar launched a spec script competition looking to somehow subvert or possibly put an end to the character. Shankar doesn’t work on the Simpsons but was hoping that if the idea caught on and the spec script was good enough, maybe the show would embrace the idea and produce it. But today...
  • Vanity: Why do people love the P.C. musical 'Hamilton'?

    10/26/2018 1:28:23 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 83 replies
    N/A ^ | 10/26/18 | BillyBoy
    I just had an argument with a Facebook friend who called me "closed minded" when I said I had zero interest in seeing the Broadway musical 'Hamilton'. She says she won't talk to me until I check out the show for myself instead of "pre-judging it" I told her that I know it getting universal acclaim, but after reading about concept, it sound really appears the premise is "Let's intentionally cast ethnic minorities and women to play white men from the colonial era so 'modern audiences' can 'relate' to the story. I hate when they do that in movies...

    10/25/2018 10:06:46 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 41 replies
    TMZ ^ | 10-25-18 | Staff
    Megyn Kelly will NOT be back on the air at NBC after her blackface remark, barring a major miracle ... TMZ has confirmed. "Megyn Kelly Today" aired a repeat on Thursday morning, 2 days after she uncorked the absurd comment that it's okay to wear blackface at Halloween. Sources connected to the network tell us unless a Hail Mary is thrown and caught at some point today ... Megyn is gone for good.........
  • Scientific Research Is Being Squashed In Transgender Surgery

    10/24/2018 2:34:20 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 22 replies ^ | 10-24-18 | Jazz Shaw
    Much of the recent transgender news has revolved around anticipated changes to Title IX language intended to restore a scientific basis to interpretations of the words sex and gender. But there’s been another disturbing trend in the education community which bears keeping an eye on. At Redstate, Brandon Morse has a troubling report about the suppression of research work into the frequency of patients experiencing regret over having transitional surgery, seeking to have it undone and other emotional or psychological challenges they have encountered. And it’s an increasingly common phenomenon. Sex change surgeries for people who suffer from gender dysphoria...
  • ‘Oh No, Baby, What is You Doing?’: Megyn Kelly ... asks What’s Wrong with Black Face [trunc]

    10/23/2018 9:55:41 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 23, 2018 | Caleb Howe
    Full title: ‘Oh No, Baby, What is You Doing?’: Megyn Kelly Catches Hell for Asking What’s Wrong with Black Face on Halloween On Tuesday, Megyn Kelly did a segment about the “crackdown” on Halloween costumes by political correctness, along with former First Daughter and NBC correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, producer and red carpet fashion staple Melissa Rivers, and MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff. Partway through the discussion, Kelly pondered what exactly is so bad about white people wearing blackface. The studio audience did not react negatively in real time. But after the segment, Twitter sure did.
  • A Message to the Bigots in Scotland

    10/16/2018 1:31:47 PM PDT · by lasereye · 21 replies
    The Stream ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 | Michael Brown
    A new billboard campaign in Scotland is calling out “homophobes” and “transphobes,” focusing in particular on religious “bigots.” In reality, it is the billboard campaign that is fear-based and bigoted. One billboard reads: “Dear bigots, division seems to be what you believe in. We don’t want your religious hate on our buses, on our streets and in our communities. We don’t want you spreading your intolerance. Or making people’s lives a misery because of their religious dress. You may not have faith in respect and love, but we do. That’s why if we see or hear your hate, we’re reporting...
  • Politico and Washington Post Accuse Trump of Robert E. Lee Thought Crime

    10/13/2018 6:25:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 13, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you think Napoleon Bonaparte was a military genius because he defeated both the Austrian and Russian armies at Austerlitz in 1805 then that must make you a French imperialist. Likewise if you believed that Erwin Rommel was a good general for accomplishing a lot with limited resources then you must be an admirer of the policies of the Third Reich. Oh, and you there. You think that Georgy Zhukov and Vo Nguyen Giap were great generals? Okay, that makes you a lousy Commie! Ridiculous, right? But no more ridiculous than Politico and the Washington Post slamming President Donald Trump for...
  • Bill Maher diagnoses the major problem with liberalism, dismantles PC culture

    10/13/2018 6:16:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2018 | Chris Enloe
    “Eighty percent of Americans see political correctness as a problem. And I think it’s our problem,” Maher explained. “And I don’t know why more mainstream liberals don’t denounce the political correctness that they must know in private conversations is insane.” When asked to define political correctness, Maher cited the apology astronaut Scott Kelly issued this week after he was criticized for quoting Winston Churchill on Twitter. “[Kelly] had to issue an apology for that for quoting Churchill because Churchill I guess Churchill lived by the standards of the 19th Century,” Maher said. “This is the guy who saved us from...

    10/12/2018 4:21:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2018 | Grace Carr
    A Facebook engineer announced his resignation Wednesday, decrying the company culture as one that operates on groupthink, uses appeasement as a PR strategy, and attacks conservative views. “I’m leaving because I’m burnt out on Facebook, our strategy, our culture, and our product,” Brian Amerige wrote in an internal message to company employees, adding that Facebook’s PR strategy is “appeasement — not morally earned pride and self-defense,” according to Business Insider. “I care too deeply about our role in supporting free expression and intellectual diversity to even whole-heartedly attempt the product stuff anymore, and that’s how I know it’s time to go,”...
  • Study: Americans Really, Really Hate Political Correctness

    10/11/2018 10:10:57 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 29 replies
    In one of the most encouraging studies in recent times, a group of leftist scholars out of England has found that the political correctness minefield driven by the left is wildly unpopular with Americans across virtually every category. The British study group came to these results, without aiming for them, when it took a deep-dive look at political polarization in America. An unexpected unity arose among the vast majority of Americans across race, gender and income lines in really hating today’s politically correct atmosphere — and possibly those pushing it — which could have long-term, detrimental political ramifications for the...
  • Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture

    10/11/2018 7:54:06 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10-10-2018 | Yascha Mounk
    ...According to the report, 25 percent of Americans are traditional or devoted conservatives, and their views are far outside the American mainstream. Some 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists, and their views are even less typical. By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.” Their members “share a sense of fatigue with our polarized national conversation, a willingness to be flexible in their political viewpoints, and a lack of voice in the national conversation.” (snip) If age and race do not predict support for political correctness, what does? Income and education....
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly apologizes for praising Winston Churchill. What For?

    10/08/2018 8:58:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2018 | Rick Moran
    Scott Kelly is a NASA astronaut.  That says a lot about him right there.  To be selected as an astronaut, you must be the best of the best – smart, fearless, and psychologically sound. So why does Kelly sound like an idiot here? Washington Examiner: Scott Kelly, a retired American astronaut with multiple space flights under his belt, apologized Sunday after quoting Winston Churchill and calling the 20th century British prime minister "one of the greatest leaders of modern times." "Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill.  My apologies.  I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I...
  • Illinois Tollway Opens Annual Map Cover Art Contest for Students (with diversity theme)

    10/04/2018 12:05:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 10, 2018 | Community Contributor drohrback
    DOWNERS GROVE, IL - The Illinois Tollway, in partnership with Blick Art Materials and MB Real Estate (MBRE), is inviting high school art students to participate in the 2019 Tollway Map Cover Art Contest for a shot to land on the cover art of the official 2019 Illinois Tollway Map. Recognizing the Illinois Tollway's commitment to diversity, the theme for the 2019 contest calls on student artists to submit artwork that illustrates the importance of diversity and inclusion. Areas of focus for the 2019 Tollway Map Cover Art Contest may include, but are not limited to, the following themes: Diversity...
  • Clapping BANNED at university 'to avoid triggering anxiety' students told to do jazz hands instead

    10/02/2018 6:38:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | 11:02, 2 OCT 2018Updated14:06, 2 OCT 2018 | ByTom Davidson
    Clapping as been banned at a leading universty's students' union "to avoid triggering anxiety". The University of Manchester Students' Union passed the resolution to ban clapping at student union events at the first Senate session of the academic year on September 27, according to student newspaper the Mancunion. "It was argued that the loud noise of traditional clapping and whooping pose an issue to students with anxiety or sensory issues. BSL clapping – or, jazz hands – would be a more inclusive form of expression," the paper said. Jazz hands is the British Sign Language for clapping.