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  • SERIOUSLY? Ohio State Staffer Urges Sympathy For Terrorist Attacker

    11/29/2016 4:05:29 PM PST · by RummyChick · 97 replies
    hannity ^ | 11/29 | hannity
    A staff member at Ohio State University allegedly pleaded with Facebook friends to show a little sympathy for Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born terrorist behind Monday's attack that left nine people hospitalized. The since-deleted post attributed to Stephanie Clemons Thompson, Ohio State University Assistant Director of Residence Life, urged people to "find compassion for his life" and to "come together." The message also warned readers "DO NOT SHARE THIS POST."
  • Dictionary.com's word of the year is 'xenophobia'

    11/28/2016 1:01:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 28, 2016 | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) — You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com's word of the year is "xenophobia." While it's difficult to get at exactly why people look up words in dictionaries, online or on paper, it's clear that in contentious 2016, fear of "otherness" bruised the collective consciousness around the globe.
  • ABC Airs ‘This is America Charlie Brown – The Mayflower Voyagers’

    11/24/2016 6:43:44 AM PST · by rhett october · 68 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 11-24-2016 | Rhett October
    Though it might seem a harmless TV tradition for Thanksgiving to many, will ABC receive criticism for airing ‘This is America Charlie Brown – The Mayflower Voyagers’ this year? The reason why might surprise you. Read at http://resistancefeed.com/2016/11/24/abc-airs-america-charlie-brown-mayflower-voyagers/
  • Why Is Monday Night Football in Mexico City?

    11/21/2016 6:52:43 PM PST · by maggief · 76 replies
    The Heavy ^ | November 21, 2016
    EXCERPT According to Mark Waller, the NFL’s international chief, the NFL is hoping tonight’s game in Mexico will also become a recurring international game. “My goal would be similar to the U.K., where we’re able to go back at least once a year and create our piece of the Mexico City sporting calendar,” Waller said, according to NFL.com. “Mexico City has the size of NFL fan base that would rival any city in the United States. The area is 22 million people. It’s a huge and very passionate fan base.” Tonight’s game is part of the NFL’s larger effort to...
  • General Mattis' Appointment Raises Free Speech Concerns

    07/13/2010 8:29:28 AM PDT · by John R. Guardiano · 11 replies
    NewsReal Blog ^ | July 10, 2010 | John R. Guardiano
    The appointment of Marine Corps General James N. Mattis to head up Central Command (CENTCOM) is, of course, very good news. Mattis, after all, may well be America’s greatest living general. He certainly is one of the most intellectually formidable advocates of counterinsurgency warfare. However, Mattis’ appointment –- or, to be more precise, the reaction to his appointment amongst reporters and by the Pentagon leadership — raises troubling doubts about whether the American elite understand and are committed to free speech. I say this for two reasons: First because the Pentagon has imposed new and more restrictive rules on military...
  • Virginia Universities Battling Free Speech

    11/19/2016 4:27:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2016 | James G. Robertson
    Three universities in Virginia associated with our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia, James Madison University, and George Mason University, are embroiled in free speech battles over what faculty, students, and employees can or cannot say. University of VirginiaLast week, UVa faculty released a letter to President Sullivan wherein they requested that she stop quoting Thomas Jefferson in mass emails to faculty, students, and employees. For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey (here.) Ostensibly, the rationale had something to do...
  • The Origin of Political Correctness

    11/18/2016 7:38:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 18, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you wonder where the politically correct malady that afflicts America came from, Boston University professor emeritus Angelo M. Codevilla has the answer. "The notion of political correctness came into use among Communists in the 1930s as a semi-humorous reminder that the Party's interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself," Dr. Codevilla writes in the Fall 2016 issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Dr. Codevilla indicates that the politically correct directive began word-of-mouth as a running joke that communists told each other that went like this: "Comrade, your statement is factually incorrect." "Yes,...
  • President Trump’s Pentagon To Do List

    11/14/2016 7:33:56 PM PST · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 14, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Upon taking the oath of office, President Trump must act immediately to save the military. The US military is on death’s door. For eight years the Obama administration and its willing leftist executioners have used the military as a giant social experiment to implement the most lunatic and destructive policies that have left the armed forces on life support. Trump’s Pentagon to do list can be summarized into three specific areas: Purge the duds, feather merchants and perfumed princes from the ranks of the military and the DoD. Stop the politically correct insanity largely responsible for wrecking the military. Rebuild...
  • NYU Brings Back ‘Deplorable Professor’, Awards Him a Raise

    11/14/2016 3:34:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 10:57 pm, November 13, 2016 | Masha Froliak
    Liberal studies professor Michael Rectenwald, the man behind the controversial @DeplorableNYUProf account, has been promoted by prestigious New York University and given a raise days after the University had put him on a paid leave for criticizing politically correct culture on campus. Michael Rectenwald was promoted from clinical professor to full time professor on Monday, a source said to the NY Post. In the initial interview with Heat Street on October 26, Rectenwald was outspoken against the current on-campus culture of social justice warriors and safe spaces. He likened academia to a mad house and claimed that “safe spaces” is...
  • ‘We’d cried wolf too many times’: Eight ways liberals can blame themselves for President Trump

    11/14/2016 4:51:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    nationalpost.com ^ | 11/13/16 | Tristin Hopper
    The nightmare interpretation of Tuesday’s U.S. election result is that half of America decided to inaugurate a regressive, sexist white nationalist empire. The more generous and more likely interpretation is that this was a protest vote — a protest vote of such force and intensity that American voters were even willing to register it with a candidate with such obvious character flaws. But against what were they rebelling? Plenty of American liberals are wondering this weekend whether they themselves played a role in making the Trump presidency possible. Below, the National Post’s Tristin Hopper sums up the main arguments. Calling...
  • Orban: Trump Win Is Chance for West to Break Free from Political Correctness

    11/12/2016 9:43:40 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2016
    Donald Trump’s victory marks the end of “liberal non-democracy” and will allow the West to break free from the “captivity of ideologies” that distort reality through political correctness, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said. The election outcome indicates a shift in popular thinking in the West, Orbán said in remarks made yesterday evening on a trip to London, and this morning at a conference organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. During his one-day official visit to Britain’s capital, the Central European leader commented that the Republican candidate’s big win represents a victory for freedom of thought...
  • Left-Wing Bigotry And Hatred Is On Full Display After Trump Win

    11/11/2016 5:32:37 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/10/2016 | Staff
    2016 Election: There's nothing like an election to bring out violent hatemongers, the narrow-minded bigots and the just plain intolerant extremists. And no, we are not talking about Trump supporters here, but the legions of left-wingers who are showing off their true colors. According to the current vote tally, Donald Trump secured 60 million votes. Exit polls show that 42% of women cast ballots for the Republican. Nearly half (49%) of independent voters backed Trump. So did 14% of LGBT voters. Trump did better among blacks, Latinos and other minorities, as well as lower-income voters, than the ultra-noncontroversial Mitt Romney...
  • As Ratings Plummet, N.F.L. Considers Reducing Ads and Length of Games

    11/11/2016 3:35:45 AM PST · by drpix · 128 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | NOV. 10, 2016 | KEN BELSON
    The league has seen its television ratings plunge this season, something that Goodell has said is related to a number of factors, including....
  • A FREAKOUT AT UMINN

    11/10/2016 5:56:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 9, 2016 | Scott Johnson
    From deep inside the sprawling asylum at the University of Minnesota we have received a copy of today’s correspondence to the “campus community” from the Office for Equity and Diversity: Office for Equity and Diversity Dear Twin Cities campus community, Like many of you, I am processing the divisiveness that has characterized the prolonged election season, and am working to understand how it will impact our communities, our university, our nation and our world.
  • Trump Won Because Leftist Political Correctness Inspired a Terrifying Backlash

    11/09/2016 4:44:16 PM PST · by Twotone · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 9, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Many will say Trump won because he successfully capitalized on blue collar workers' anxieties about immigration and globalization. Others will say he won because America rejected a deeply unpopular alternative. Still others will say the country is simply racist to its core.
  • Board tells students to check 'cis,' 'Christian' privilege

    11/08/2016 10:02:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 8, 2016 | Kara Zupkus
    A Resident Advisor at The George Washington University (GWU) has some choice words for the more than 1,000 residents of Thurston Hall, the largest freshman dormitory on campus. A bulletin board on the first floor of the dorm was decorated with the theme “Check Your Privilege." A statement included on the bottom of the board states “Becoming aware of privilege should not be viewed as a burden or source of guilt, but rather an opportunity to learn and be responsible so that we may work toward a more just and inclusive world.”
  • Europe's New Blasphemy Courts

    11/04/2016 3:14:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 4/11/16 | Douglas Murray
    Europe is currently seeing the reintroduction of blasphemy laws through both the front and back doors. In Britain, the gymnast Louis Smith has just been suspended for two months by British Gymnastics. This 27-year old sportsman's career has been put on hold, and potentially ruined, not because of anything to do with athletics but because of something to do with Islam. Last month a video emerged online of the four-time Olympic medal-winner and a friend getting up to drunken antics after a wedding. The video -- taken on Smith's phone in the early hours of the morning -- showed a...
  • How the Left Muzzles Opposition

    11/02/2016 4:59:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 2, 2016 | David Solway
    The engines of anti-democratic subversion have been grinding away for decades. The signs and portents all around us. The emergence of the scourge of political correctness and the lockstep leftist agitprop of the mainstream media, for example, are sure indicators of advancing democratic collapse. According to Reporters Without Borders, Canada ranks 18th and the U.S. 41st in its World Press Freedom Index -- a rather shabby performance for ostensibly enlightened democratic nations. Political disinformation has come to supplant journalistic integrity in a sustained effort to steer the electorate toward the socialist agenda of anti-individualism, bigger government, state welfarism and bureaucratic...
  • A Public University Makes Students Choose Between Their First Amendment Rights And Graduation

    11/02/2016 7:15:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 2, 2016 | George Leef
    Just how desperately college and university administrators want to control what students say lest anyone take offense or feel “harassed” is revealed by a policy adopted at Iowa State University (ISU). ISU students are told that they must abide by the school’s policy against “harassment” of anyone in the university community. Students must complete a “training program” consisting of 118 slides online, covering the university’s non-harassment policies and procedures, and then pledge never to violate them. But what if a student thinks that the ISU policy goes way beyond preventing true harassment and amounts to an abridgement of his rights...
  • Navy Petition Forces White House To Review Gender-Neutral Job Title Change

    10/31/2016 8:34:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A petition to reverse the decision by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make the entire job title system gender-neutral has reached more than 100,000 signatures, forcing a White House review.The petition soared to 50,000 within the first week of its launch in late September, but for the rest of October, it was an open question of whether it would reach its goal.But as of Monday morning, the petition reached 102,591 signatures, which reflects the fact that the new job title change is viewed in an almost universally unfavorable light.“For 241 Years Navy personnel have been identified by their...
  • South Park PC PRINCIPAL (COMING TO YOUR KIDS SCHOOL)

    10/31/2016 12:07:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Hey everyone, sorry if people think this is a vanity but I think people need to watch this because like as not this will be happening in schools all over the nation. There is no doubt in my mind that your kid could face 2 weeks detention even expulsion for saying something like, "Caitlyn Jenner is not a Hero." When I went to school, people also got in trouble for less. You were more likely to get detention or suspension for praying over your meal than giving the Hitler salute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtxym6orSNc SEASON 19 EPISODE 1 STUNNING AND BRAVE
  • Professor Who Tweeted Against PC Culture Out At NYU

    10/30/2016 4:30:02 PM PDT · by OddLane · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 30, 2016 | Melkorka Licea
    An NYU professor crusading against political correctness and student coddling was booted from the classroom last week after his colleagues complained about his “incivility,” The Post has learned. Liberal studies prof Michael Rectenwald, 57, said he was forced Wednesday to go on paid leave for the rest of the semester. “They are actually pushing me out the door for having a different perspective,” the academic told The Post...
  • The future of PCs and Macs is expensive: The PC is a niche now

    10/29/2016 1:59:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 28, 2016 | Vlad Savov
    The personal desktop computer used to once be an exclusive and expensive machine, though we now know it and its laptop counterpart as a mass-market commodity that most people can afford. This week, however, the companies that defined the personal computer, Microsoft and Apple, gave us a glimpse of the future and it looks like a return to the past: the PC is going back to being an exclusive and expensive machine. Set aside all the explosions of color on gorgeous, high-resolution displays. Ignore the glamorous promo videos and the ultrathin, all-metal chassis of the new Surface Studio and MacBook...
  • "This Is About Whiteness" UC Berkeley Students Segregate Campus, Block Bridge With Human Wall

    10/27/2016 12:08:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 10/27/16 | Tyler Durden/Reason.com
    Student protesters at the University of California-Berkeley gathered in front of a bridge on campus and forcibly prevented white people from crossing it. Students of color were allowed to pass. The massive human wall was conceived as a pro-safe space demonstration. Activists wanted the university administration to designate additional safe spaces for trans students, gay students, and students of color. They were apparently incensed that one of their official safe spaces had been moved from the fifth floor of a building to the basement. According to video footage of the protest, demonstrators blocked off the bridge completely. Students who needed...
  • Crazed teens viciously attack college kids for no apparent reason

    10/25/2016 12:54:29 PM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/25/2016 | Chris Perez
    <p>A slew of vicious, “flash mob”-style attacks at Temple University left at least six students beaten and bloodied over the weekend, along with a cop and a police horse. More than 150 teens, spread out in groups of 20 or 30, descended upon the campus at around 8:30 p.m. Friday — wreaking havoc for nearly two hours before eventually dispersing, according to NBC 10.</p>
  • Students Say Halloween ‘Murdered by Political Correctness,’ Launch Campaign to ‘Bury’ It

    10/22/2016 2:33:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    http://heatst.com ^ | 10/15/16 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    If the PC police killed Halloween on campus, conservative students are determined to ensure the holiday at least has a proper burial. On Friday, Young America’s Foundation announced a Funeral for Halloween campaign, meant to push back against “warnings of ‘cultural appropriation,’ political correctness, and [others] telling you what you can and can’t wear on Halloween.”The initiative comes after Halloween sparked widespread controversy on campuses last year. A Yale professor ultimately resigned after an uproar when she dared to criticize the university’s “implied control” over Halloween costumes. Since then, dozens of universities have hosted events about Halloween and cultural appropriation,...
  • WE'VE LOST THE GLUE THAT BINDS US

    10/18/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by shortstop · 32 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/18/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    The challenge of racial division in America today is not just that there are forces pushing us apart, but that we've lost the things that held us together. Relations between black people and white people are probably at their worst in anyone's lifetime, with most of those divisions exacerbated dramatically in the last handful of years. The reasons for that have more to do with the manipulation of racial animosity than the reality of the racial situation. Politicians and activists, each standing to benefit by pitting people against one another, have whipped up an internal and seemingly unresolvable conflict between...
  • What Trump Really Said

    10/08/2016 12:49:56 PM PDT · by Talisker · 25 replies
    Vanity | October 8, 2016 | Self
    I’m going to link an article as an example of the point I want to make here, even though this article is probably already a FR link. It’s from the LA Times: Transcripts: What the mics caught Donald Trump saying in 2005 and what he said in his taped apology. And it’s very nasty - not because it doesn’t tell the truth, but because of how it lies with the truth. It slams the transcript of Donald 11 years ago directly in to the transcript of his apology, same text, no visual or layout breaks. In other words, it very...
  • Amazon pulls ‘sexy burka’ party outfit after massive backlash

    10/07/2016 1:28:20 PM PDT · by ncfool · 31 replies
    RT.com ^ | 7 Oct, 2016 05:48 | RT writers
    Online retail giant Amazon was forced to remove a skimpy low-cut black dress, complete with veil, advertised on its website as a “ladies sexy Saudi burka Islamic costume,” after scores of infuriated users labeled it “racist” and “disgusting.” .comCustomers outraged by Walmart’s Israeli soldier Halloween costume Online shoppers surfing Amazon’s UK website for new ideas for upcoming Halloween dress-up parties stumbled upon the garment on Thursday. The mini-dress priced at £18.99 ($23) is apparently a take on the conservative Arab women’s swimwear, except that it barely covers anything but the face, with a niqab leaving only the eyes visible. Upon...
  • ROTC slathers replica M-16s in orange after mistaken active shooter calls

    10/06/2016 11:46:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | Chris Eger
    The Army’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, which has delivered military training at colleges and universities since 1916, has been ordered to tape their guns in high viz orange for safety. The news, reported by The Washington Post this week, comes after incidents where students and faculty have mistaken drills by cadets with inert guns as dangerous active shooters. Now, under the orders of Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Hughes, the 250 Army ROTC units and 700 affiliates will conduct on campus training with simulated weapons (using empty hands mimicking carrying guns) while taking extra precautions in transport and storage...
  • University distributes seven-page speech guide

    10/04/2016 7:16:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    tudent leaders of this year’s freshman orientation at James Madison University were given a list of 35 things they should avoid saying, including phrases such as “you have such a pretty face,” “love the sinner, hate the sin,” “we’re all part of the human race,” “I treat all people the same,” “it was only a joke,” “I never owned slaves,” and “people just need to pick themselves up by their bootstraps,” among other expressions. Those phrases and others on the list “widen the diversity gap” and do not “create a safe and inclusive environment,” according to the seven-page handout, a...
  • Sowell: The Academic Curtain

    10/03/2016 4:55:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Back in the days of the Cold War between the Communist bloc of nations and the Western democracies, the Communists maintained pervasive restrictions around Eastern Europe that were aptly called an "iron curtain," isolating the people in its bloc from the ideas of the West and physically obstructing their escape. One of the few things that could penetrate the "iron curtain" were ideas conveyed on radio waves. "The Voice of America" network broadcast to the peoples of the Soviet bloc, so that they were never completely isolated, and hearing only what the Communist dictatorships wanted them to hear. Ironically, despite...
  • You have one month left to buy a Windows 7 PC

    10/03/2016 4:54:44 PM PDT · by catnipman · 137 replies
    zdnet ^ | September 30, 2016 | Ed Bott
    If you want a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you'll have fewer options beginning on Nov. 1. Here's what the end-of-sales deadline means.
  • Watch as Univ. of Kansas SJWs insult, berate, and shout down conservative students seeking dialogue

    10/02/2016 8:36:35 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    A dark age descends on America’s campuses, fostered and welcomed by the disciples of Gramsci that have seized control of the commanding heights of education and culture. In place of the sacred academic tradition of open inquiry, they have substituted a reign of virtue, at least as they define it, so that dissenting ideas not only need not be heard, they must be actively suppressed. The so-called Social Justice Warriors, intoxicated with their own sense of absolute righteousness, are enforcing the dogmas of revolutionary purity. Emily Zanotti of Heat Street descries what happened when the University of Kansas chapter of...
  • Is your dog’s Halloween costume sexist?

    09/29/2016 1:28:25 PM PDT · by captaincaveman · 45 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | September 29, 2016 | Abha Bhattarai
    Young girls may be discarding their princess wands for superhero capes this Halloween, but not so in the canine world. The glass ceiling appears to be firmly in place at PetSmart, where career costumes labeled “male” include firefighter and police officer, while female dogs can choose between a pink cowgirl costume and pink loofah. “It seems silly on the surface, but this is part of a larger message we’re sending, that there are certain jobs for men, and certain jobs for women,” said Scott Lawrie, 36, who co-hosts a podcast, ‘She will not be ignored,’ about gender issues. “The career...
  • Danish far-right group's 'anti-migrant spray' draws ire

    09/28/2016 2:37:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/16
    A Danish far-right group faced criticism on Wednesday after handing out "asylum spray" to be used against violent migrants. In the southern town of Haderslev, 137 cans of relabelled hair spray were given away to the public on Saturday by the far-right Party of the Danes, which does not hold any seats in parliament. "The asylum spray is a concrete reaction against more Danes feeling insecure," party leader Daniel Carlsen, a former member of a Nazi group that he now distances himself from, told AFP. "Some Danish girls don't dare to go outside after it gets dark, partly because there...
  • America 180

    09/26/2016 1:04:40 PM PDT · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 26, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    We’re living in America 180, where good old American common sense has been thrown out the window and replaced by political correctness, militant feminism and cultural Marxism. The wimps and freaks and the loonies are running the country. Two stories this morning solidified the true nature of the craziness being pushed on the nation by the militant left: The first story was titled, “Parenting Magazine warns Blond, Cheerful Families Dangerous, Probably Right Wing.” Parenting magazine Baby & Family has told readers to beware of families who are “inconspicuous” and “cheerful”, as these warning signs indicate they are right wing and...
  • Diversity without Dissent

    09/20/2016 7:09:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 20, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is one type of diversity that university officials are manifestly hostile to: diverse viewpoints critical of the policies which they are pursuing. "I've tried opposing affirmative action and I'm no longer invited to sit on committees," University of Pennsylvania law school professor Amy Wax said at the Cato Institute on September 15, 2016. Anyone who dissents, as a she did, faces a university "monoculture," and risks "marginalization, even ostracism." That universities are wedded to the idea is particularly ironic, Wax noted at the Constitution Day conference, because "Few universities have competitive entry in admissions." They don't reject that many...
  • PC Police Offended That American Model Isn't Offended

    09/19/2016 7:55:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 15, 2016 | Zach Montanaro
    Trying not to offend someone these days is really hard apparently. When you do, it’s often those people shouting for peace and calm that like to assault people they disagree with. Probably the most hilarious way of offending someone, however, is when they are offended that you aren’t offended by something! That’s exactly what happened to model Christine Teigen earlier this week. As was also reported by Newsbusters, Teigen ran into some unexpected hot water when she made two seemingly innocent tweets about how she found the word “oriental” to be odd when talking about her salad dressing:
  • Vanity: MNF Preview Show Broke the Camels Back - Tired of the PC

    09/19/2016 5:49:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Vanity | February 19, 2016 | Me
    I was watching the ESPN Monday Night Football preview show and there was the scroll on the left side of the screen of what was upcoming. On item had the Aguilas (Eagles) v. Osos (Bears). This is PC pandering for Hispanic Heritage Month starting this week. I know this because of course the Fortune 500 company I work for distributed an e-mail telling us cubicle serfs it was Hispanic Month and we should all appreciate it. When I saw that I turned off the tv and walked away. The NFL and their PC corporate partners have broken my back. This...
  • Political Correctness Continues To Beat Up On Free Speech

    09/19/2016 12:37:40 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 19, 2016 | George Leef
    The same extreme sensitivity to words or conduct that might possibly offend someone that has already taken root on many of our college campuses is spreading outward to other parts of our society. In its annual meeting last month, the American Bar Association approved a rule that imports the college manias over “inappropriate” speech and “microaggression” into its regulation of professional conduct. Rule 8.4(g) provides that it is professional misconduct for an attorney to show “discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or socioeconomic status in conduct related to the...
  • MTV Unbound Promotes Absurd Gender Neutral Term 'Latinx'

    09/18/2016 6:10:00 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Muchx latinx limpian sus carx con Kleenex. Huh? What was that? Well, it is a new attempt by the ultra politically correct to purge the Spanish language of any hint of gender based words which would include almost all its nouns and adjectives. Because the new words sound so much like a variation of "Kleenex" I call this new PC language the Kleenex language aka idiomx Kleenex. If you think this is some wild exaggeration then check out the MTV Unbound video below at the 2:10 mark of Kat Lazo asserting with Stalinist insistence that you MUST use "latinx" in...
  • Political Correctness Doesn't Only Threaten Speech

    09/16/2016 9:21:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Many, including me, have lamented that political correctness, especially on university campuses, is undermining free speech. That's true, but I'm not sure that political correctness is the only culprit or that free speech is the only casualty. Most of us have heard about "white privilege," "trigger warnings," "microaggressions" and "safe spaces." Let me provide rough definitions from an online dictionary and other websites. I'm sure that I could be accused of a microaggression for failing to be more precise, but I'm trying. White privilege is the notion that whites have an advantage in getting societal benefits in Western countries, to...
  • Brown University cops will no longer report race of wanted suspects

    09/10/2016 5:17:58 PM PDT · by blueyon · 106 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | 09/09/16 | By Blake Neff
    Police officers at Brown University are no longer including the race of criminal suspects when announcing crimes, after an outcry from Brown students who said the practice stigmatized certain groups. The policy was first implemented a year ago, but was only publicized Wednesday by The Brown Daily Herald. Including a suspect’s race is often harmful because “vague descriptions can reinforce stereotypes,” causing hostility towards some community members, according to police chief Mark Porter. To solve the problem, Brown police are making the descriptions even vaguer, including only the suspect’s age, sex, build, and general appearance (sans skin color). The shift...
  • Will Humans "PC" Themselves Out of Existence?

    09/05/2016 8:07:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/16 | Sher Zieve
    Too many of us have sat back for way too long and refused to become involved in anything that "smacks of politics This is an article which was originally published in 2005 in, amongst others, the late great Men’s News Daily. I felt it appropriate to republish it, today, as little seems to have changed with regards to the lunacy and growing dangers surrounding the continued application of “political correctness.” I offer it, again, as a reminder of one of the areas where we began with this ideology and—sadly—how little progress we seem to have made in ending its false...
  • Joy Reid Chastises Trump Supporter: Don’t Say ‘Illegals’ on My Show

    09/03/2016 1:44:29 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joy Reid has a history of shutting down guests on her MSNBC show who disagree with her. Last week, Reid abruptly ended a segment when a conservative Latino guest tried to raise Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s support of eugenics. Today, the ever PC-Reid instructed a Trump supporter not to speak of “illegals” when referring to illegal immigrants. African-American Trump supporter Paris Dennard was making the point that Trump is not opposed to immigration generally, but to illegal immigration, and that illegal immigrants take jobs from black Americans. Dennard twice spoke of “illegals.” That led guest Juan Hernandez, a supporter...
  • Sowell: A Gem in Chicago

    08/29/2016 11:44:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 30, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone. Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, has spoken out in the plainest language against the stifling of opinions that differ from political correctness, on campuses across the country. "Free speech is at risk at the very institution where it should be assured: the university," Dr. Zimmer said. "Invited speakers...
  • Hate speech or free speech? One campus leader balks at being 'PC'

    08/25/2016 2:09:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/25/16 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The administration of the prestigious University of Chicago has drawn a line in the sand on one of higher education's hottest topics: whether what some students see as protection from hate speech trumps the traditional right to free speech. In a letter to incoming students, Dean of Students Jay Ellison cast the university's stance as a matter of "academic freedom." The letter has been circulated widely. "We do not support so-called 'trigger warnings,' we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals can retreat...
  • Why the alt-right isn’t wrong (Clinton anti alt-right speech this Thurs)

    08/24/2016 4:52:35 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 84 replies
    The Spectator UK ^ | July 30, 2016 | James Delingpole
    To help you understand what’s going on, I’d like you to cast your minds back to the Eighties and the era of ‘political correctness gone mad’. At the time, we thought it was so loopy it would disappear up its own bottom. Instead, it continued to get worse and worse, leading to lunacies like the nursery schools in Oxfordshire teaching kids to sing about ‘Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep’, and thence to nonsense like the ‘safe spaces’ promoted on university campuses for a generation of special snowflakes, as well as to vexatious campaigns like the one conducted at Oxford by anti-white...
  • No women in the Masters, but women in the Navy SEALs; are you kidding me?

    08/21/2016 7:47:37 PM PDT · by pboyington · 39 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been a summer of good sports: the Tour de France, the Rio Olympics, baseball, and now within weeks, the beginning of the football season. Professional and amateur sports are obviously not coed. Why aren’t women competing with men in the track and field events at the Rio Olympics? Because men can run faster than women. Why aren’t women competing with men in the Tour de France? Because men are stronger and have more aerobic lung capacity. Why aren’t women intercepting a pass in the NFL? Because women don’t have the muscle mass and upper body strength to last five...