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  • All Glory is Fleeting - The Demise of the Warrior Ethos

    11/28/2015 7:03:57 PM PST · by pboyington · 16 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 28, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The current situation in the world can only be described as precarious. ISIS and radical jihadis are wreaking havoc across the globe. Old allies are frustrated with a complete lack of US leadership and old enemies like Russia are on the move. We’ve gone from the days in 1989, where Ronald Reagan was told, “the world is quiet” during his last days in office, to “the world is on fire.” Coupled with this, is the state of the US military, which is reeling from readiness, budget and social issues. Added to the military’s problems is what I call, “the demise...
  • The Lord's Prayer advert banned before 'Star Wars' in the UK

    11/27/2015 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/2015 | By Will Heilpern
    The new "Star Wars" film opens next month -- but the Force won't be with the Lord. In a snub to the Church of England, an advert that was planned to coincide with the new film "The Force Awakens," has been rejected by most UK cinemas due to fears it could be offensive. Digital Cinema Media (DCM), the company that supplies advertising to Britain's main movie houses, Odeon, Cineworld and Vue, made the decision after reviewing its policy on political and religious adverts. The minute-long video features the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and other Christians reciting the Lord's Prayer....
  • The Ferocious Religious Faith of the Campus Social-Justice Warrior

    11/23/2015 6:59:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/15 | David French
    The campus culture war is a religious war, a so-far largely peaceful counterpart to the violent purges and revolutions of jihad. One faith has been expunged, relegated to the margins of the academy, and now another fills the vacuum. Out with the Christianity that spawned American higher education, in with a ferocious new faith — a social-justice progressivism unrestrained by humility and consumed with righteous zeal. Contemporary Americans — educated in the kind of revisionist history that dominates our educational system from top to bottom — forget that higher education was initially a thoroughly Christian enterprise, in keeping with the...
  • The Messages The US Dropped On ISIS Are Chilling

    11/24/2015 11:51:58 AM PST · by b4its2late · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    As part of Operation Tidal Wave II, the U.S. military dropped leaflets containing grave warnings to oil truck drivers in Islamic State territory 45 minutes before destroying almost half the truck fleet. Here's what the pamphlets said, according to a report from The Free Beacon. "Get out of your trucks now and run away from them." Another pamphlet read, "Warning: airstrikes are coming. Oil trucks will be destroyed. Get away from your oil trucks immediately. Do not risk your life." The airstrikes took out 116 oil trucks, which put a sizeable dent in the 300-strong fleet. Concern over civilian casualties...
  • Something is rotten at Fort Benning

    11/23/2015 11:19:22 PM PST · by pboyington · 23 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 23, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    US Defense Watch and other media outlets have been covering the Ranger School records story since late September. Here’s a summary of the story until now: Congressman Steve Russell (R, OK) contacted the Secretary of the Army on September 15, 2015, and requested the Ranger School records for the first two female graduates, Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver. Russell, a Ranger School graduate, who served 21 years in the Army and earned a Bronze Star with Valor device, was elected to Congress in 2014. He led 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment during its deployment to Tikrit, Iraq....
  • Hitler Learns About the New Campus Fascism

    11/23/2015 2:17:12 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 22, 2015
  • Carr: 1984 in the classroom

    11/23/2015 6:49:03 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Howie Carr
    At Triton Regional High School in Rowley, it’s 1984 — the novel, not the year. The sniveling PC school 
administration is backing off now, but the 32-page questionnaire they were asking their middle and high school students to fill out last week is chilling. It’s downright totalitarian, and it’s put out by the Harvard School of Education, but I repeat myself. The kids from the high and middle schools (the questionnaire included a box for 10-year-olds to check) were asked by the apparatchiks from the People’s Republic of Cambridge to rat out their parents for insufficient 
Political Correctness. George Orwell’s...
  • University's free yoga class is shut down over 'cultural appropriation' fears of SJW

    11/22/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2015 | unattributed
    University's free yoga class is shut down over 'cultural appropriation' fears after complaints from 'social justice warriors'A free yoga class has been suspended after student leaders at a Canadian university are concerned the practice of it could be seen as 'cultural appropriation'.Jennifer Scharf, who has been offering the weekly yoga class at the University of Ottawa campus for seven years, said she was notified in September that the program was being ended.In an email from the Center for Students with Disabilities, staff wrote that while yoga is 'accessible and great for students', there are 'cultural issues of implication involved in...
  • Blakely teacher restricts Lego-play to her girl students in the pursuit of gender equity

    11/21/2015 12:25:03 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 72 replies
    Bainbridge Island Review ^ | November 9, 2015 | Jessica Shelton
    In Karen Keller’s kindergarten classroom, boys can’t play with Legos. They can have their pick of Tinkertoys and marble tracks, but the colorful bricks are “girls only.” “I always tell the boys, ‘You’re going to have a turn’ — and I’m like, ‘Yeah, when hell freezes over’ in my head,” she said. “I tell them, ‘You’ll have a turn’ because I don’t want them to feel bad.” Although her approach might anger some parents, Keller is sticking to her guns: It’s all part of a plan to get girls building during “free choice,” the 40 minutes of unstructured play time...
  • Poll: 40 Percent Of Millennials Want Speech Censored [Groupthink, Freud, and rise of Young NAZIs]

    11/21/2015 11:02:56 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/21/2015 | Kerry Picket
    A new Pew Research Center poll shows that 40 percent of American Millennials (ages 18-34) are likely to support government prevention of public statements offensive to minorities. It should be noted that vastly different numbers resulted for older generations in the Pew poll on the issue of offensive speech and the government's role. Around 27 percent of Generation X'ers (ages 35-50) support such an idea, while 24 percent of Baby Boomers (ages 51-69) agree that censoring offensive speech about minorities should be a government issue. Only 12 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 70-87) thinks that government should prevent offensive...
  • Colleges update mascots, mottos, amid pressure from students

    11/19/2015 6:53:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    AP.org ^ | 11/19/15 | Colleen Binkley - AP
    OSTON (AP) -- Amherst College has turned on its mascot. Georgetown University is renaming buildings. Union College has a new motto. Faced with growing pressure from students, colleges across the U.S. are updating campus fixtures that have been deemed insensitive or outdated. Inspired by racially charged protests at the University of Missouri, students have demanded tweaks of that type among broader calls for improved treatment of minority students. Those behind the changes say they're long overdue. Critics say it's another example of coddling by American universities. Here's a look at some recent changes:
  • Editorial: Your right to free speech does not preclude anyone else’s

    11/18/2015 11:26:48 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Unsigned
    But recognizing absurdity when we see it is no less troubling, especially when such hypocrisy tarnishes essential institutions of higher learning and threatens to turn out young people woefully unprepared for life in a democratic society.
  • U. Minnesota student government rejects annual recognition of 9/11 [Short title]

    11/15/2015 12:30:42 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    [Snip]...On Tuesday, November 10, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) — the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN) — rejected a resolution for a moment of recognition on future anniversaries of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks…."I am well aware that 9/11 was a devastating tragedy but I am also fearful for the welfare of our Muslim and Middle Eastern students on campus, of which I identify with."
  • Woman arrested over beauty salon's 'no Muslims' Paris attack post (UK)

    11/15/2015 10:15:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 62 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Nov. 15, 2015 | Agency
    A 43-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a "racially abusive" posting on a beauty salon's Facebook page. Thames Valley Police detained the woman after the posting - made following the Paris terrorist attacks - said that people from the "Islamic faith" were no longer welcome at the Blinks of Bicester spa and beauty salon. The Facebook postings read: "Blinks of Bicester are no longer taking bookings from anyone from the Islamic faith whether you are UK granted with passport or not" and "Sorry but time to put my country first".
  • When 'Civility' Really Means 'Political Correctness'

    11/13/2015 10:14:51 AM PST · by NRx · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-09-2015 | Selwyn Duke
    When leftists start talking about “civility,” watch out for your freedom of speech. This again comes to mind with reports that some media outlets are eliminating online comments sections in civility’s name. And while it’s not a First Amendment violation (these are private-sector actions), it is largely motivated by the same mentality spawning speech codes on college campuses and “hate speech” laws overseas. And as with those phenomena, the nixing of online comments is justified with noble-sounding sentiments. As the AFP recently reported, “Last month, Vice Media's Motherboard news site turned off reader comments, saying ‘the scorched earth nature of...
  • College students confront subtler forms of bias: slights and snubs

    11/12/2015 2:00:16 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 50 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12 Nov 15 | Teresa Watanbe and Jason Song
    Students listen as the USC Student Government votes Tuesday on a resolution to increase diversity. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) USC junior Vanessa Diaz was raised in Dallas. But at a party two years ago, she was asked if she could speak English. When Diaz became offended, the other student tried to pass off the question as a joke. But it did not amuse her, any more than the idea of Mexican-themed parties on Greek Row featuring students in sombreros and fake mustaches. Quote - Because of the society we live in, it's not OK to be overtly...
  • Infants in University Land

    11/12/2015 1:01:08 PM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dan Miller
    The infants at Yale's Silliman (residential) College may deserve better, but it would have to start with fresh diapers and spankings. When I was a Yale undergraduate about a half century ago, my fellow students were young men, not infants; they had senses of humor. Those who helped us to learn were adults. They did not much care whether their words might offend the easily offended. Neither did we.This song was sung by the returning class of 1963, my class. I wish I had been able to attend and wonder whether it will eventually cease to be sung at Yale. Video...
  • Campus Commotions Show We’re Raising Fragile Kids

    11/12/2015 7:29:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/11/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It seems like every week there's a new horror story of political correctness run amok at some college campus. A warning not to wear culturally insensitive Halloween costumes sparked an imbroglio at Yale, which went viral over the weekend. A lecturer asked in an e-mail, "Is there no room anymore for a child to be a little bit obnoxious . . . a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes, offensive?" Students went ballistic. When an administrator (who is the lecturer's spouse) defended free speech, some students wanted his head. One student wrote in a Yale Herald op-ed (now taken...
  • Yale’s Halloween Advice Stokes a Racially Charged Debate (PC student mob rule)

    11/12/2015 6:11:49 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | NOV. 8, 2015 | LIAM STACK
    The debate over Halloween costumes began late last month when the universitys Intercultural Affairs Committee sent an email to the student body asking students to avoid wearing “culturally unaware and insensitive” costumes that could offend minority students. It specifically advised them to steer clear of outfits that included elements like feathered headdresses, turbans or blackface. (clip) In response, Erika Christakis, a faculty member and an administrator at a student residence, wrote an email to students living in her residence hall on behalf of those she described as “frustrated” by the official advice on Halloween costumes. Students should be able to...
  • The Missouri Poop Swastika Is the Moment Social Justice Jumped the Shark

    11/11/2015 3:55:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | 11/11/15 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    No evidence has yet surfaced that a Nazi symbol made of human feces was left on campus at Missouri, less still that it was a racially-charged statement.It seems more likely that the swastika is a hoax, just as – whisper it – so many other high-profile black victims on American campuses celebrated endlessly by progressive journalists turn out to be mendacious frauds.But “facts” haven’t stopped students, and even some idiotic professors, from hurling themselves into grievance-fuelled hysteria on campuses all over the country, even at Yale. Such are the levels of hysteria following this fecal fabrication that Mizzou students hallucinated the KKK into existence yesterday.Missouri’s poop swastika...

    11/10/2015 2:28:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/2015 | Will Ross
    Modern Educayshun, a short film by Neel Kolhatkar, is a hilarious take on social justice and Oppression Olympics culture, and we urge you to watch it. It’s the followup to his short film #Equality, which enjoyed over a million views and has been making the rounds all year on social media since it was released in January. Neel Kolhatkar is an emerging talent in Australia. We like him!
  • "A Thin-Skinned Minority Is Ruining This Nation":

    11/07/2015 7:45:45 PM PST · by amorphous · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    In a time where college students are offended by pretty much everything, The Federalist Papers reports that one professor at UNC-Wilmington decided to cut through the rhetoric and let his students know that they aren't the special snowflakes liberals and their parents would have them believe. His epic class introduction has gone viral, and for good reason: this is the most common sense lecture to come out of any college in a long time.
  • Obama Admin Now Refers to Juvenile Delinquents as 'Justice-Involved Youth'

    11/05/2015 1:52:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Much like the term 'illegal immigrants' became politically incorrect, so too has 'juvenile delinquent,' apparently. The Obama administration is now referring to this group of individuals as "justice-involved youth." In a news release on Monday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the DOJ is "committed to giving justice-involved youth the tools they need to become productive members of society." Lynch said the Justice Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are launching a $1.7-million initiative to help Public Housing Authorities and legal assistance groups "reduce barriers for justice-involved youth." Through the new Juvenile Re-Entry Assistance Program, DOJ and HUD...
  • A World Of Their Own

    11/04/2015 4:52:31 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 3, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    A World Of Their Own A Paradise, a Fool's Paradise by Richard Fernandez November 3, 2015 - 12:25 am The New York Times has a series of articles examining the causes of why an entire generation “has become less tolerant of free speech” noting the growing list of subjects or persons that are now banned on campuses to prevent people from freaking out. High-profile speakers — Christine Lagarde, Condoleezza Rice — have been disinvited from or otherwise pushed out of commencement addresses, thanks to students who didn’t want to hear what they had to say. Comedians have sworn off performing...
  • Sorry, Social Justice Warriors: Political Correctness Has Peaked

    11/03/2015 11:42:35 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | November 2, 2015 | David French
    If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar. You actively spread absurd falsehoods about the nature of men, women, sex, and culture that can’t withstand even the slightest scrutiny. You change history and conceal facts to fit preferred narratives, even when it costs human lives. You claim the best of intentions yet achieve the worst of outcomes. And through it all, you hate the very nation and political system that have granted you the liberties you so grotesquely abuse...SNIP...If you disagree — if you think that political correctness is gaining momentum — then consider a few facts. First, the top...
  • Is spraying ‘USA’ on a mosque’s wall a hate crime?

    11/03/2015 10:20:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    mediaequalizer.com ^ | Nov. 2, 2015 | Brian Maloney
    Does spray-painting “USA” on the side of a mosque constitute a hate crime? After two drunken teens were arraigned on vandalism charges Monday, Islamic leaders demanded the Sunday incident be classified as a hate crime. Though police in Burlington, Massachusetts are chalking it up to an alcohol-fueled prank by 18-year-olds Cameron Cappella and Derrik Demone, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has signaled “additional charges” may be possible. How could “USA” be considered a hate crime? According to the Boston Globe, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Executive Director John Robbins “has said he believes the graffiti reflects an offensive view...
  • Sorry, Social Justice Warriors: Political Correctness Has Peaked

    11/03/2015 2:45:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | November 3, 2015 | David French
    If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar. You actively spread absurd falsehoods about the nature of men, women, sex, and culture that can’t withstand even the slightest scrutiny. You change history and conceal facts to fit preferred narratives, even when it costs human lives. You claim the best of intentions yet achieve the worst of outcomes. And through it all, you hate the very nation and political system that have granted you the liberties you so grotesquely abuse.
  • Frontiers of political correctness: banning the word 'too'

    10/28/2015 1:02:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Move over, Melissa Harris-Perry it is getting crowded on the lunatic PC bench. Joining hard worker (racist!) on the PC banned word list is too (sexist!). Thats right: an adjective and adverb positing that something is more excessive in some quality than desirable is now verboten, as far as the Huffington Post is concerned. The editors there gave considerable space to Cameron Schaeffer, who identifies herself as a freshman at the University of Vermont, where her head has obviously been filled with victimology nonsense.Ms. Schaeffer describes contemplating her hair in the mirror. From her HuffPo headshot, it is apparent...
  • High school BANS patriotic gearand this happens immediately

    10/23/2015 12:47:05 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 10/23/15 | Michelle Jesse
    Rush Limbaugh warned us this would happen. He knew the taking down of the Confederate flag for its racist connotations would ultimately lead to American symbolism being attacked. And, sure enough, here we go. An Arizona high school is telling students they wont be admitted to tonights game if they are dressed inappropriately. You might assume that might mean not having body parts hanging out, but youd be wrong. Nope, these kids are being prohibited from wearing USA gear and/or flags. In addition, they are banned from wearing Donald Trump gear. The reason? These could be considered racist or offensive....
  • (People of WalMart) Costumes worn by principal, coach cause controversy

    10/23/2015 10:12:47 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    WTNH ^ | 10/21/2015 | Dalfred Jones
    (KLFY) Acadia Parish, La. residents have mixed emotions about a photo featuring two educators at a costume party earlier this month. Iota Middle School Principal Lee Ann Wall and her husband Jeptha Wall, who is a coach at Crowley High School, appear in the image. Their costumes are described as People of Walmart. Jeptha can be seen wearing a red bandana around his waist with a gun tucked into his belt and money coming out of his pocket. In front of Lee Ann is a basket full of black and white baby dolls and sign that read, You wait...
  • UWM says 'politically correct' is no longer politically correct

    10/22/2015 2:23:53 PM PDT · by MeganC · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/22/2015 | Peter Hasson
    The phrase 'politically correct' is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The universitys 'Just Words' campaign aims to 'raise awareness of microaggressions and their impact.' These microaggressions include the words: 'lame,' 'thug,' 'trash,' and 'third world.' The phrase politically correct is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The universitys Just Words campaign is the work of UWMs Inclusive Excellence Center and aims to raise awareness of microaggressions and their impactmicroaggressions like politically correct or PC. Merriam-Webster defines politically correct as conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as...
  • GI Joe, RIP 1775 - 2015

    10/21/2015 6:35:05 PM PDT · by usdefensewatch · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 19, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Now, that youre gone Joe, I just wanted to say thanks for everything youve done for the country. You were around a long time, all the way back to 1775. You waged a lot of battles, fought plenty of bad guys and helped bring down evil empires. You crossed the Delaware with Washington, trudged endlessly through the steaming jungles of the South Pacific, climbed Pointe du Hoc to save the world and battled sandstorms and Jihadis from the 73 Easting to Tal Afar. As General MacArthur said so eloquently, From one end of the world to another, you drained deep...
  • Official: ASU air traffic control students struggling to land jobs amidst shortage

    10/20/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    KTAR ^ | October 20, 2015 | Mike Sackley
    As the nation deals with an air traffic controller shortage, some qualified candidates are not getting hired to fill those positions. Officials said Arizona State Universitys air traffic management program has seen its enrollment numbers drop 50 percent. That is due to new hiring procedures put in place last year by the Federal Aviation Administration. Until recently, students who attended an FAA-approved college training initiative program like the one at ASU were shown preference in the controller hiring process. Now, those students are in the same applicant pool as anyone from the general public who applies for a controller job....
  • 2016 Kia Sorento Commercial Built For Football Families Participation

    10/12/2015 10:16:05 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/1/15 | Commercials Ads
    2016 Kia Sorento Commercial Built For Football Families Participation. Getting into his Sorento at the end of the football season, a father is surprised to find his sons been given a participation trophy. He then decides to take matters into his own hands.
  • Illinois Tollway Establishes Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    10/12/2015 7:49:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Downers Grove Patch ^ | September 24, 2015 | Morgan Searels and the Illinois Tollway
    Submitted by the Illinois Tollway. The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors today announced it has created a new committee to guide the development of policies and programs that will continue to encourage and support the agencys inclusion efforts in contracting, procurement of goods and services and workforce diversity. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will work to expand and increase the effectiveness of current Tollway efforts to offer small and veteran-owned firms and disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned businesses opportunities to compete for agency contracts and encourage all firms the agency does business with to hire more diverse workforces. Establishing this new...
  • Former Intelligence Analyst: Political Correctness Is A Manipulative Tool For Centralizing Power

    10/11/2015 10:34:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/15 | Ginni Thomas
    A former intelligence analyst, Stella Morabito, who grew up in a left-wing family and calls herself a realist, is speaking out about mass manipulation, political correctness and the transgender agenda. Her writings at The Federalist got the attention of Rush Limbaugh back in June when he seemed fascinated by her piece on mass delusion. A subsequent related piece is here. In this exclusive video interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation, she details how the left uses mass manipulation techniques to confuse Americans and grab power. She condemns conservatives for not even realizing the behavior modification techniques being employed in...
  • Western Universitys Language Awareness Campaign takes political correctness to the Nth degree

    10/10/2015 6:52:49 PM PDT · by 100American · 6 replies
    http://www.thecollegefix.com/ ^ | 10-10-2015 | Dave Huber
    Just when you think the speech police cant get any nuttier, along comes Western University (London) and its Language Awareness Campaign. The point of the campaign, as National Reviews Katherine Timpf reports, is to warn against using language with an inherently violent nature. But as the campaigns Facebook page demonstrates, you may be scratching your noggin at some of the examples. For instance, one should not say I was blind to something because, natch, it ignores the experiences of differently abled individuals: it continues...
  • Students demand mad scientist-themed party be axed

    10/10/2015 6:44:18 PM PDT · by 100American · 33 replies
    http://www.thecollegefix.com/ ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2015 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    We demand that Mudd Goes Madd is no longer used A decision by Pomona Colleges student government not to fund a party called Mudd Goes Madd because its name and theme allegedly insult and hurt those with mental health struggles was recently mocked nationally. Pomona is part of Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five private undergraduate liberal arts colleges. The Mudd Goes Madd party was hosted by Harvey Mudd College, a science-based school in the consortium, and the theme was a play on a bunch of mad scientists from Mudd, or Madd scientists. The New York Post, National Review and...
  • Ben Carsons Response to PC Outrage Is Smarter than Trumps

    10/10/2015 6:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/10/2015 | David French
    For the fourth time this week, Ben Carson finds himself embroiled in controversy. This time, hes in trouble with the Left for declaring that, the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. Before that, he caught flack for saying that people should rush mass shooters, that the loss of constitutional liberties is more devastating than a body with bullet wounds, and that not every lifestyle is exactly of the same value. The list could go on Carson has been touching off such online tempests for...
  • Donald Trump gave his new book a 'nasty title' (Crippled America)

    10/07/2015 5:30:49 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 48 replies
    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump has a new book coming out: "Crippled America." The Republican presidential candidate discussed how he named the book at a Wednesday campaign rally in Iowa. "I was going to say the 'Make America Great Again Book.' Eh, it's too nice, because our country's in trouble," Trump recalled thinking. "Then I was going to say 'Greatness in America.' Then I said, 'It's too nice.'" But then the business mogul said an angry photo of himself inspired a harsher title. "Then I had a photographer come up. Then I said, 'Do you think I should be smiling?'" Trump...
  • Santa Rosa Junior College to observe Indigenous Peoples Day on Columbus Day

    10/07/2015 11:42:05 AM PDT · by rey · 18 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 6 Oct, 2015 | JEREMY HAY
    Monday will signal a new day for Santa Rosa Junior College, as it joins the schools and cities that have declared Indigenous Peoples Day is to be recognized on Columbus Day. The action was driven by a resolution from the Student Government Assembly that SRJC President Frank Chong signed. The day is to be marked with a Monday ceremony. The resolution which touches on sensitive territory for those who find critical re-examinations of Christopher Columbus historical role objectionable is introduced by a paragraph that reads: The student assembly recognizes the importance of our indigenous roots. We see it...
  • U.S. Marines introduce 29 gender-neutral jobs

    10/06/2015 8:48:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) The U.S. Marine Corps has unveiled new physical standards that all recruits male and female must meet to qualify for 29 of the branchs jobs. The new gender-neutral standards could make it a lot harder for boot camp recruits and Officer Candidates to obtrain certain positions, according to the Marine Corps Times. These fields include infantry, combat engineering, tanks and amphibious assault vehicles, close-air support, and ground ordnance. One of the standards all recruits must meet is being able to evacuate a casualty, and conduct an MK19 grenade launcher lift. Most posts in...
  • Walter Williams: Unnecessary Loss of Life

    09/29/2015 10:50:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    War is nasty, brutal and costly. In our latest wars, many of the casualties suffered by American troops are a direct result of their having to obey rules of engagement created by politicians who have never set foot on or even seen a battlefield. Today's battlefield commanders must be alert to the media and do-gooders who are all too ready to demonize troops involved in a battle that produces noncombatant deaths, so-called collateral damage. According to a Western Journalism article by Leigh H Bravo, "Insanity: The Rules of Engagement" (http://tinyurl.com/p59nlqs), our troops fighting in Afghanistan cannot do night...
  • Virginia teacher put on leave for saying N-word during class

    09/28/2015 5:28:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2015
    An online petition has gathered more than 1,300 signatures on behalf of a popular Virginia high school teacher who was kicked out of the classroom earlier this month for using a racial slur. The petition claims history teacher Lynne Pierce, who is white, did nothing wrong when she uttered the N-word during a discussion with her students at Heritage High School in Newport News about racism, derogatory terms and the nickname of the Washington Redskins. Heritage is 90 percent black.
  • US Army Issues New Shoulder Patch for Campaign Against ISIL

    09/27/2015 10:58:34 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 36 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 27 Sept 15 | Christopher Holton
    The US Army has issued a new shoulder patch for the slightly more than 3,000 troops who President Obama has decided he can spare to fight the worlds most dangerous Jihadist entity, the Islamic State, which the US federal government still insists on referring to as ISIL, despite the fact that there are now Jihadi groups from West Africa to the Philippines that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Nothing illustrates better the institutional denial that we are saddled with as a nation in our fight to save Western civilization than our federal counter terror bureaucracys slavish attitude toward...
  • Was It Fixed? Army General Told Subordinates: 'A Woman Will Graduate Ranger School,' Sources Say

    09/26/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    people ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | Susan Keating
    Way back in January, long before the first women attended the Army's elite Ranger School one of the most grueling military courses in the world officials at the highest levels of the Army had already decided failure was not an option, sources tell PEOPLE. "A woman will graduate Ranger School," a general told shocked subordinates this year while preparing for the first females to attend a "gender integrated assessment" of the grueling combat leadership course starting April 20, sources tell PEOPLE. "At least one will get through." That directive set the tone for what was to follow, sources...
  • Angry Muslims Taunt NJ School Officials: Were Going to Be the Majority Soon

    09/22/2015 7:10:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 22nd, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Muslim parents taunted school officials in Jersey City, New Jersey after schools would not close for Eid al-Adha. Were going to be the majority soon!
  • Video of John Lennon mocking the disabled surfaces

    09/21/2015 11:17:37 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    Ny Daily news ^ | 9/21/15 | BY MELISA STUMPF
    Video of John Lennon mocking the disabled surfaces BY MELISA STUMPF Hey, rude! An old clip of a young John Lennon performing with the Beatles surfaced over the weekend where the star appears to be making fun of mentally and physically disabled people onstage. The clip, which aired on a British show called, "It was Alright in the 60's" showing Lennon awkwardly clapping and stamping his feet while encouraging the audience to go along with him.
  • South Park takes on Caitlyn Jenner and the PC police

    09/18/2015 7:42:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While we were entering hour 3 of Jake Tapper trying to bait candidates into slap fights with Trump, South Park was kicking off its new season by ripping on the social justice mafia. The premiere episode, which you can watch for free on Comedys Central site, opens with a jab at Bill Cosbys expense to explain that the kids will now have a new school principal. PC Principal, as hes called, is on a mission to bring South Park into the politically correct era of 2015, and hes got no tolerance for intolerance, especially if that intolerance comes in the...
  • The Decline of English Departments

    09/14/2015 8:24:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 13, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    The John William Pope Centers Jay Schalin recently published a report detailing the decline of Americas college English departments. More and more, traditional English literature classes and other similar icons of the English language in academia are disappearing. Many of them are replaced, or supplemented by, digital humanities, media studies and the like. Schalin used the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an example, where requirements have vastly changed between 1988 and 2014. Four specific literature courses were mandatory prior to graduation, ranging from studying T.S. Eliot to Chaucer to William Shakespeare in the 1988-89 school year. But,...