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  • Greek Goddess Statue Removed in Bangladesh After Islamist Outcry

    05/26/2017 12:59:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2017
    Workers have begun to dismantle the statue of a Greek goddess from Bangladesh's Supreme Court complex, after an outcry from Islamists. The sculpture of Themis - the goddess of justice - wearing a sari was less than six months old, but Islamist groups demanded its removal by Friday. They claimed it hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims and it prompted mass protests in the capital, Dhaka. PM Sheikh Hasina agreed to its removal, but secular groups opposed it.
  • Clint Eastwood Warns Political Correctness ‘Killing’ Country: ‘We’ve Lost Our Sense of Humor’

    05/22/2017 2:28:01 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-22-2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Hollywood screen legend Clint Eastwood sounded off on what he described as the scourge of political correctness in an impassioned speech this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival. While addressing a packed audience Sunday, the Oscar-winner said his seminal crime drama Dirty Harry could not have been made in today’s politically correct climate. “A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect,’ Eastwood said of the 1971 film he starred in. “‘That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now, where everybody thinks everyone’s politically correct.” “We’re killing ourselves by doing that,” the 86-year-old star warned, declaring...
  • Star Trek: Discovery trailer (looks like PC run amok)

    05/19/2017 11:17:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 54 replies
    New look at the new Trek incarnation. Overall it looks like a PC mess. White men are almost an after-thought. An overtly gay man on the bridge. Set a decade before TOS. Of course, CGI is many iterations ahead of what has come before and it looks gorgeous. Said to be broadcast worldwide on pay-for-TV CBS offshoot. May explain why the characters are World Government types. Show was due January 2017. Then summer, 2017. Now -- who knows? The original show runner quit and show has been turned-over to others. Casting reportedly still incomplete. Like other Trek fans I am...
  • Trayvon Martin receives posthumous Aeronautical Science Degree

    05/14/2017 9:15:44 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/14/2017 | WSVN
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A South Florida university awarded an honorary degree to Trayvon Martin, Saturday. Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, took the stage at Florida Memorial University’s commencement in Miami Gardens to receive a posthumous bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science on their son’s behalf. Fulton and Martin said the ceremony was bittersweet, and now they’re passing on an inspirational message to Trayvon’s fellow graduates.
  • The War against the Confederacy

    04/30/2017 9:49:31 PM PDT · by pboyington · 157 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 30, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The War against the Confederacy is a War against America. The War against the Confederacy is a war on American history. The War against the Confederacy is a war against all of us and a war on America’s institutions. The War against the Confederacy is being waged by militant leftists, big government lackeys, aggrieved snowflakes and the hate America crowd. Since a psychotic young man, who owned a Confederate flag, killed nine parishioners at a black church in South Carolina in June of 2015, the radical left, big government crowd in this country is doing something they’ve wanted to do...
  • Poll: Huge Shift In Sweden As Majority Now Want Fewer Asylum Seekers

    04/27/2017 10:56:19 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-27-2017 | Virginia Hale
    The mood on migration in Sweden appears to have shifted dramatically this year, with a majority of people now saying they want the Nordic nation to take in fewer asylum seekers. The most recent survey, conducted in autumn and winter, found that 52 per cent of respondents said Sweden should slow the migrant flow, with only 26 per cent opposed to the idea. By contrast, Swedes asked the same question in 2015 were almost evenly split on the issue — 40 per cent said they felt the country should be receiving fewer asylum seekers, whilst 37 per cent wanted to...
  • Deputy saved by bulletproof vest during Tanger Outlet shooting

    04/26/2017 6:58:27 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 11 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 4/26/17 | Ellen Eldridge
    A Banks County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the chest at the Tanger Outlet mall in Commerce about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and is expected to be OK, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. Deputies first responded to a reported armed robbery in progress at the Atlanta Dragway, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The suspect stole a car and drove toward the outlet mall.
  • NY Times: The Snowflakes Are Right About Limiting Free Speech

    04/25/2017 8:05:57 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4.25.2017 | Mark Tapson
    The New York Times published an op-ed Monday by New York University comparative literature professor Ulrich Baer, who argued that those young protesters derided as campus "snowflakes" who violently oppose speakers who offend leftist sensibilities are actually getting it right about free speech. Indeed, Baer concludes, "We should thank the student protestors, the activists in Black Lives Matter and other 'overly sensitive' souls for keeping watch over the soul of our republic." No we shouldn't. We must be vigilant against those totalitarian students, activists, and snowflakes in defense of our republic's soul.
  • Political correctness is ruining our strategy to defeat terrorism

    04/23/2017 5:56:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin
    A gunman opens fire in Paris,  killing one police officer and wounding two. Islamic  State quickly claims responsibility, naming the gunman as “a soldier of the caliphate.” The savage attack is the latest of many in Paris, understandably sparking widespread fears of terrorism. But some Parisians desperately seek convenient explanations that will let them avoid the necessary conflict. “Is it because we’ve joined forces and joined a coalition in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State?” one businessman asked on Paris television. Ah, a perfectly French reaction. If only the country had been nicer to Islamic State, it wouldn’t have this problem. Right,...
  • Words to patriotic hymn I Vow To Thee My Country are ‘almost obscene’, says vicar

    04/21/2017 6:00:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2013 | Steve Doughty
    A leading Church of England vicar yesterday condemned the words of one of the country’s best-loved hymns as obscene, offensive and unfit to be sung by Christians. The Reverend Gordon Giles, one of the Anglicans’ leading authorities on hymns, declared that I Vow to Thee My Country should be rewritten if it is to be sung by modern congregations. His verdict was delivered in advance of the remembrance weekend when the hymn, which is especially valued by military families, will feature in thousands of services across the country and the Commonwealth.
  • (Cont') UCLA Conservative Prof. May Be Fired For Refusing to Cave In to Political Correctness

    04/19/2017 8:23:35 AM PDT · by johnk · 24 replies
    Heat Street (https://heatst.com/) ^ | 6:10 am, April 18, 2017 | By Lukas Mikelionis
    (excerpt) By Lukas Mikelionis | 6:10 am, April 18, 2017 The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) administration is allegedly trying to sack an outspoken conservative professor for his resistance to political correctness. Keith Fink, a UCLA professor who teaches classes on entertainment law and free speech, fears the university could an upcoming professional review to help push him out of the institution. Fink has previously caused waves on campus by refusing to embrace trigger warnings and safe spaces, prompting the university to block some students from taking his classes. University policy dictates that every lecturer must undergo a periodic...
  • Black students condemn ‘truth’ as invention of white people, want conservatives expelled

    04/17/2017 5:15:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 17, 2017 | College Fix Staff
    If you want a window into how progressive students are being taught to think at privileged, sheltered campuses, look no further than an open letter to the outgoing president of Pomona College from three self-identified black students. Despite naming themselves in their open letter to David Oxtoby, the three authors demanded that Pomona expel the student journalists at The Claremont Independent if they published the authors’ names. The conservative views of the Independent make it a frequent target at the private colleges that make up southern California’s Claremont Consortium.
  • WaPo: Phrase 'mother of all bombs' decried as 'sexist,' 'grotesque'

    04/14/2017 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    U.S. forces dropped a 22,000-pound bomb on Islamic State forces in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday. When discussing the strike, Pentagon officials referred to the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast weapon, or MOAB, by its nickname, "the mother of all bombs." That nickname soon appeared in headlines in the New York Times, Al Jazeera, CNN and even Wired. Meanwhile, #MOAB began trending on Twitter. But some on social media were offended by the gendered nature of the phrase.
  • ‘White Privilege Checklist' appears in Minnesota dorm

    04/12/2017 11:28:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 12, 2017 | Amber Athey
    A display in a University of Minnesota residence hall provides an 11-point “checklist” to help students identify their “white privilege.” The “White Privilege Checklist,” found hanging in Mark G. Yudof Hall and photographed by a current student, features 11 statements that ostensibly apply exclusively to white people.
  • The Left, Political Correctness and Cult Behavior

    04/10/2017 6:35:04 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 10, 2017 | Carl Lasner
    Michael Savage famously said that liberalism is a mental disorder. I think it is more precise to say that liberalism is a cult. Isolation, threats and routine shaming all serve to silence cult members who cross them, exactly as happens with political correctness. The dreaded label of racist or bigot chills most opposition. Those closest to you will ostracize you for expressing an incorrect view, exactly as in a cult. Eventually, the inclination is to censor what you not only say but what you think. Most people upon being intimidated will rein in their perceptions and even their curiosity because...
  • Like a Necktie For Your Butt

    04/09/2017 8:14:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 47 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-9-17 | MOTUS
    In case you live in a cave and are unaware: butts are the new boobs. Every young woman wants big ones in the 21st century. Some want them bad enough to have augmentations.There’s just no explaining some people’s taste and delusions. On an objective basis (i.e. da Vinci’s golden ratio) disproportionately large butts are not attractive.But(t) like so many issues, many of them far more important that the size of boobs and butts, pop culture has dictated what people accept as objective reality. Hence young women have been brainwashed into believing they need to haul around a big booty in...
  • Liberals Endangered in Natural Habitat

    03/30/2017 6:39:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 30, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At Skidmore College, where there are no immediately identifiable conservatives, faculty members have started to intimidate liberals with stray thoughts. Robert Boyers, an English professor at Skidmore, recounted a couple of recent episodes in The Chronicle Review on March 24, 2017: • "At my own college, when a senior colleague at a public meeting last fall uttered an expression ('in their native habitat') felt by some to be 'offensive'--though clearly not intended to be so, and followed by a clear apology when a complaint was voiced--there were calls for her to resign from the faculty. And though she is, and...
  • The Pussification of the #Antifa (Boston chapter) (Warning: vulgarity aplenty)

    03/27/2017 2:57:12 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 8 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 3/27/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    During last weekend's resistance to the many pro-Trump rallies held around the nation, where many of them were visually reduced to a bunch of fleeing pussies, the Boston chapter of antifa responded introducing a new approach. Aside from the intro and ending insert, the following video is the actual, serious presentation where "Quinn discusses a problematic issue within the Antifa Movement"....
  • Crazy Glenn Beck Goes Full PC – Defends Muslims from Trump’s Temporary Travel Ban

    03/21/2017 3:35:41 PM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    Poor Glenn Beck. His longtime supporters were hoping his career would survive the Trump presidency. But it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. Former conservative Beck – who endorsed Hillary Clinton for president – is now defending Muslims from President Trump’s temporary travel ban. Independent Journal Review reported: During a new interview with CBS News, Beck argues that — while he fully agrees that the world is facing a clear “Islamist threat” — the “short-sighted” way that the Trump ad
  • Do We Really Respect Diversity of Thought?

    03/21/2017 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/21/17 | Dottie Perkins
    A major issue of concern in today’s world involves the effect liberals have when they demand everyone conform to their opinions. As a teenager, in my particular social circle there exists rather a diverse world of ideas about politics, religion and countless other “socially inappropriate” subjects of discussion. And regardless of the particular opinions offered by my peers on these issues, I often observe how willingly people change their viewpoints in order to avoid being harshly judged for holding a less than popular—that is, less than acceptable-- belief. Growing up in such an environment has become a major source of...