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  • Princess Bride t-shirt causes in-flight scare

    01/25/2013 3:51:26 PM PST · by AuntB · 35 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Jan. 25, 2013 | UK Telegraph
    A t-shirt emblazoned with one of the most memorable lines from the classic adventure film The Princess Bride caused a furore on a Qantas flight last week. Wynand Mullins boarded a plane bound for Auckland on Sunday with “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die” printed on the front of his top. While some fellow fliers recognised that the line was from the swashbuckling 1987 film The Princess Bride, it went over the heads of other passengers, who told cabin crew they felt threatened by the t-shirt’s message. Mr Mullins told Fairfax New Zealand: "The...
  • Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set {by Muslims}

    01/24/2013 5:37:25 AM PST · by drpix · 60 replies
    telegraph.co ^ | 1/23/2013 | Matthew Day
    Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul’s most revered mosques. tria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.” The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings. The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting...
  • Hate Crime Stats Deflate 'Islamophobia' Myth

    01/15/2013 10:22:29 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | January 11, 2013 | David J. Rusin
    A detailed analysis of FBI statistics covering ten full calendar years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks reveals that, on a per capita basis, American Muslims, contrary to spin, have been subjected to hate crimes less often than other prominent minorities. From 2002 to 2011, Muslims are estimated to have suffered hate crimes at a frequency of 6.0 incidents per 100,000 per year — 10 percent lower than blacks (6.7), 48 percent lower than homosexuals and bisexuals (11.5), and 59 percent lower than Jews (14.8). Americans should keep these numbers in mind whenever Islamists attempt to silence critics by invoking Muslim...
  • DC Mayor: Redskins Must Change Name

    01/10/2013 5:21:34 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 10,2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The mayor of Washington, DC, picked up on Courtland Milloy's piece in the Washington Post yesterday. The Redskins are gonna have to get rid of that nickname 'cause it's racist and it's bigoted. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Here's Vincent Gray. Vincent Gray is the mayor of Washington, DC, said this last night. GRAY: I think it has become a lightning rod, and I would love to be able to sit down with the team -- and I'm happy to do that, to sit down with the team -- and others who are concerned with this and see if a...
  • There is Notre Dame and there is a CATHOLIC Catholic school like Belmont Abbey

    01/06/2013 8:41:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/6/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Tomorrow the national college football championship will be decided in a game that will be watched by millions of people. The combatants will be Notre Dame and Alabama. Millions of Catholics around the country will be rooting for the “Fighting Irish” but I won’t be one of them. I find it hard to support frauds whether they are in or out of politics. Notre Dame is a consummate fraud and has been for many years. The formerly Catholic school has always held itself up as the pinnacle of Catholic higher education. The “Fighting Irish” were born with a chip on...
  • 6-Year-Old Suspended For Saying, “Pow”

    01/02/2013 4:49:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | January 2, 2013 | Philip Hodges
    Michael Moore recently said that the only reason white people are buying a bunch of guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting is that they’re fearful. Afraid of black people specifically. He said, “Calm down, white people, and put away your guns.” So if we’re all buying guns and ammo out of fear of the black man, what emotion would cause this idiocy: a 6-year-old boy was suspended from school for making his hand in the shape of a gun and pretend shooting it, saying, “Pow,” as it was pointed at a fellow student. Were school officials actually...
  • Pizza Hut Delivery Man Demoted After Defending Himself Against Attackers

    12/29/2012 4:56:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 29, 2012 | Tim Brown
    Sam Swicegood, a Pizza Hut delivery man in Maryland fought off a group of attackers as he was attempting to deliver pizzas, and what happens? Pizza Hut gave him a demotion. According to Swicegood, he was sucker punched, which caused his glasses to “fly off.” He then dropped the pizzas he was carrying and began to swing a small piece of a tent pole he had at his attackers, while covering his face. “It’s a little fiberglass road I had up my sleeve not thinking I would actually have to use it but more or less having a little comfort...
  • Ann Coulter: Kwanzaa: Holiday Brought to You By The FBI

    12/26/2012 7:33:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/26/2012 | Ann Coulter
    Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? And let's face it, Kwanzaa's gotten way too commercialized. A few years ago, I suspended my annual Kwanzaa column because my triumph over this fake holiday seemed complete. The only people still celebrating Kwanzaa were presidential-statement writers and white female public school teachers. But it seems to be creeping back. A few weeks ago, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., complained about having to stick around Washington for fiscal cliff negotiations by accusing Republicans of not caring about "families" coming together to bond during...
  • Mass Shootings, Political Correctness, and Magical Thinking

    12/18/2012 3:58:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Diego Basch's Blog ^ | 17 December, 2012 | Diego Basch
    <p>We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. [...] Surely, we can do better than this. If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief [...] then surely we have an obligation to try.</p>
  • Document vindicates Army officer’s teaching on Islam

    12/17/2012 10:55:28 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | 17DEC12 | Chad Groening
    A law firm that defends and promotes Christian heritage and moral values says it has obtained a document that vindicates an 18-year veteran Army officer who is being disciplined for telling the truth about Islam. The Thomas More Law Center says it has obtained more evidence to prove its contention that the Pentagon is taking its marching orders from Islamic groups in taking extreme disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy. The highly decorated armor officer was excoriated and relieved of a teaching assignment because he discussed negative aspects of Islam...
  • ESPN panelist Rob Parker: Robert Griffin III is a ‘cornball brother’...he’s not one of us’

    12/13/2012 3:37:43 PM PST · by slumber1 · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/13/12 | Josh Friemel
    <p>These were all topics an edition of ESPN’s “First Take” that concerned former Baylor QB and Washington Redskins star Robert Griffin III.</p> <p>When asked about what RG3 had to say about being an African American quarterback, ESPN panelist Rob Parker, an African American himself, (Twitter handle @RobParkerESPN) had this to say. Transcriptions came from Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post.</p>
  • Rep. Johnson Tells “Abnormally Small People” He Regrets Using the “M-Word”

    12/13/2012 3:18:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) compared companies and workers to a “cage fight” between a “giant” and a “midget” on Wednesday night. By Thursday, he publicly expressed regret to “abnormally small people” for using the “m-word”. Johnson was discussing the right-to-work enacted in Michigan on Wednesday when he said, “What happens when you put in a cage fight a giant in with a midget? Well, the midget will not win the fight, I’m going to tell you that. Why? He just doesn’t carry enough weight to do so.” …
  • The end of the airman's pin-up

    12/07/2012 9:25:47 AM PST · by Living Free in NH · 104 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7 December 2012 | Helen Pow
    The end of the airman's pin-up: U.S. Air Force orders pictures of naked women to be taken down after sexual assaults soar All active, reserve and Air National Guard units have 10 days to complete the sweep for offensive images Air Force believes pin-ups are contributing to a rise in sexual assaults Over 700 cases of sexual assault were reported in 2012, 100 more than 2011 By Helen Pow PUBLISHED: 09:43 EST, 7 December 2012 Pictures and calendars featuring half-naked women will be stripped from U.S. Air Force work spaces and public areas under a widespread inspection to stamp out...
  • Snatched foster children are “traumatized”, say couple branded racist for supporting UKIP

    11/25/2012 11:37:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Mail On Sunday (UK) ^ | 21:34 EST, 25 November 2012 | Ben Spencer, Chris Brooke and Andy Dolan
    The parents in the UKIP fostering row last night appealed for the return of the children they love. The three Eastern European youngsters were taken away after social services discovered the couple were members of the political party. The astonishing decision by Labour-controlled Rotherham Council has been attacked by MPs from all sides, and it has left fostering teams open to claims they are acting like “Thought Police”. Council chiefs will today receive the findings of an internal inquiry into the handling of the case. … Tim Loughton, a former children’s minister, said the decision was guided by “politically-correct mumbo...
  • Islamist 'Trojan horse' in Pentagon, say experts

    02/01/2008 7:19:35 PM PST · by RTO · 114 replies · 1,003+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/01/2008 | WND
    Federal authorities say a high-level Muslim Pentagon aide, who led a campaign to silence a Pentagon intelligence analyst for taking a hard line against Islam, is running an "influence operation" on behalf of U.S. Muslim groups fronting for the radical Muslim Brotherhood. Hesham H. Islam (left), Muslim aide to the deputy secretary of defense, with Muslim military chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam (right) Hesham H. Islam, a special assistant to deputy Defense secretary Gordon England, recently criticized Maj. Stephen Coughlin, one of the military's leading authorities on Islamic war doctrine, for making the connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism....
  • Pakistani Immigrant Leads Air Department Aboard Carrier

    05/25/2009 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 23 replies · 1,055+ views
    Navy.mil ^ | 5/23/2009 | By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Oberholtzer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS090523-06 Release Date: 5/23/2009 10:46:00 AM By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Oberholtzer, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Public Affairs. NEWPORT NEWS (NNS) -- A USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) officer has broken stereotypes in the Navy across all ranks during the past 22 years. Cmdr. Muhammad Khan, Air Department's Head of Department emigrated from Karachi, Pakistan in 1981, to earn a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at North Texas State University. Later, fascinated with Naval Aviation after watching the movie Top Gun, he enlisted in the Navy in 1987. "He is a great guy and a...
  • Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial ["Traditional Islamic Procedures" Observed]

    11/21/2012 9:25:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 21, 2012
    Internal Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial November 21, 2012 WASHINGTON – Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Usama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the Al Qaeda leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department. Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team...
  • Petraeus testifies that CIA always suspected terrorists in Libya attack

    11/16/2012 10:13:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 16, 2012 | By Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press
    Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings Friday that he believed all along that the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya was a terrorist strike, even though that wasn't how the Obama administration initially described it publicly. Petraeus told lawmakers that the CIA's draft talking points named specific terrorist groups. But Petraeus said some federal agency changed it to "extremists."
  • Time running out for J.C. Penny

    11/13/2012 3:34:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 69 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 11/12/2012 | Jonathan Ratner
    J.C. Penny Co. was hit with a downgrade at Credit Suisse as the retailer’s sales continue to slow. Analyst Michael Exstein lowered his rating to underperform from neutral and cut his target price to US$15 from US$25 after the company reported its fifth straight quarterly loss on Friday. Mr. Exstein noted that J.C. Penny’s cash position continues to dwindle and it is expected to generate only a minimal amount of EBITDA in 2012 and 2013. The company has already sold US$525-million in non-core assets this year. “Time is no longer on J.C. Penny’s side, and going into the fourth quarter...
  • Best (i.e., WORST) Future Dystopias Where The Liberals Have Won

    11/06/2012 7:37:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    IO9 ^ | Sep 3, 2008 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Best Future Dystopias Where The Liberals Have Won The Republican Party is gathering in St. Paul, to put forth its vision of the future. And over the next few days, you'll be hearing a lot about the horrendous futures that could take shape if gormless liberals were allowed to run the show. Which makes us wonder: what does science fiction, the literature of the future, have to say about liberal-run dystopias? And it turns out, there are plenty of horrendous futures blighted by the heavy hands of our zinfandel-spitting liberal elites. Here are the scifi stories John McCain should mention...
  • Political Correctness Run Amok: Some Private Sector Contestants for the U.S. vs U.K. ...

    11/04/2012 4:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve had some fun on this blog by comparing moronic government policies in the United States and United Kingdom. In my never-ending search for cheap laughs and juvenile entertainment, I’ve ever turned this into a contest to see which nation has more pathetic and useless bureaucrats.The United Kingdom has some very strong contestants. A job-placement center got in trouble for discriminating against incompetent people by seeking “reliable” and “hard-working” candidates.A women who was being threatened by thugs got in trouble with the police for brandishing a knife in her own home.There was a serious proposal to prevent children from watching Olympic shooting events.A man...
  • PC technical question (vanity)

    10/21/2012 12:29:48 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 29 replies
    Former Fetus
    So, here I am again, the technologically challenged FReeper, with another "life or death" question. My husband is ready to throw his PC through the window. It is slower than molasses in January, it freezes... We used to blame Vista for it. But lately I've noticed something when I run Microsoft Security Essentials on both his and my pc. Even though I have lots of pics in my pc, class notes, power points... it scans right under 650,000 items in less than an hour. My husband does not have ANYTHING installed, except the OS, IE, and Microsoft Office. But at...
  • Benghazi Burns and Petraeus Goes to Princeton?

    10/12/2012 7:12:29 AM PDT · by Milagros · 62 replies
    Diana West ^ | Oct. 12, 2012
    OCT12Written by: Diana West Friday, October 12, 2012 12:52 AM   David Petraeus accepting the James Madison Medal at Princeton, 2010---Two weeks ago, I wondered whether CIA Director Petraeus was politicizing the intelligence after a source told Fox News  on September 27 that three days after the Benghazi assault, Petraeus briefed the House Intelligence Committee that "Benghazi was an out-of-control demonstration prompted by the YouTube video. According to the source, this was `shocking' to some members who were present and saw the same intelligence pointing toward a terrorist attack."   Knowing Petraeus' sensitivities to the faux-stimulus of what he has called in Senate testimony "Arab anger,"  such politicization, or, perhaps better, such Arabizing of the intelligence...
  • Political Correctness is a Communicable Disease.

    10/10/2012 3:06:16 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 10, 2012 | Dan Miller
    It is transmitted by hot air, a consequence of global warming (caused by deadly carbon emissions) not complained of by well known Climatologist St. Al the Gored. Libruls are the principal carriers and are also the most susceptible. Political correctness (also known as rhetorical cowardice) involves being less than candid, not only about various protected classes but also about unprotected classes. Protected classes include some but not all members of racial (Black, Latin American and American Indian but generally not Oriental) and religious (e.g., Muslim) minorities, gender specific (Feminist and "gay") and ideological (Librul) groups. Unpleasant truths must not be...
  • Legal group comes to aid of Army instructor ousted over Muslim groups' complaints

    10/05/2012 9:11:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An Army lieutenant colonel who was on the fast track until Muslim groups complained about a course he taught on radical Islam has a legal foundation in his foxhole. Attorneys for Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University, where by most accounts he won praise from students and faculty alike. But when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey excoriated Dooley during a Pentagon press conference in May, characterizing his course, “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” as objectionable,...
  • FBI still not been granted permission to visit Benghazi consulate

    10/03/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 55 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/3/2012 | Richard Spencer,
    FBI agents have still not been granted permission to visit the consulate building where the American ambassador to Libya was killed, three weeks after the attack by militants in the eastern city of Benghazi. An FBI team was dispatched to Libya within days of the attack, in which three other Americans died. But they have been forced to remain in Tripoli as American and Libyan officials argue over the terms under which the two sides will co-operate in the investigation. The consulate building itself and the accommodation annexe which also came under attack have been left largely unsecured. "We are...
  • Slandering Muhammad Is Not a Crime

    10/03/2012 9:56:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    Addressing the U.N. General Assembly last week, President Barack Obama tried to explain this strange attachment that Americans have to freedom of speech. He was handicapped by his attraction to a moral principle whose dangers the journalist Jonathan Rauch presciently highlighted in his 1993 book, "Kindly Inquisitors": "Thou shalt not hurt others with words." During the past few weeks, the widespread, often violent and sometimes deadly protests against "Innocence of Muslims," a laughably amateurish trailer for a seemingly nonexistent film mocking the Prophet Muhammad, have demonstrated the alarming extent to which citizens of Muslim countries -- including peaceful moderates, as...
  • VIDEO: Political Correctness and the Rise of Sharia Law

    09/25/2012 11:07:29 PM PDT · by bronxville · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-24-2012 | Robert Davi
    Now, there could be several points of view. Perhaps this is some CIA misinformation video to cause Islamophobia -- or some vast right wing conspiracy, or Christians are responsible -- or no, maybe it's none of these. Maybe it's ... that's it, the Jews, they are behind it! There they go again! Or what if it is just as the video depicts? What then?
  • Three-Star General: Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Department of Defense

    09/25/2012 8:31:08 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 57 replies
    http://www.thomasmore.org ^ | September 25, 2012 | Thomas More Law Center
    ANN ARBOR, MI – U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William "Jerry" Boykin, in a recent World Net Daily radio interview, confirmed that people with high security clearances connected to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions in every major federal agency including the Pentagon and the Department of Defense. The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamist organization that has vowed the destruction of America from within".
  • Windows 8: Never mind Office, it's for GAMING

    09/18/2012 9:05:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    The Register ^ | 18th September 2012 09:43 GMT | Matt Asay
    Open ... and Shut Despite threats to its software hegemony from Apple and others, Microsoft's stranglehold on enterprise IT has been its saving grace. Yet this advantage has started to fade as Apple and Android increasingly invade the enterprise through smartphone adoption, with IT departments scrambling to devise security policies that plug the holes created by this bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon. While many expected Microsoft to respond by shoring up its enterprise credentials, arguing that Office will be the big driver of Windows tablet adoption, the software giant has apparently elected to take a much riskier, and gutsier, approach: turn Windows...
  • California Rodeo Clown Under Fire for "Racist Joke" About Michelle Obama ...

    09/17/2012 12:59:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 93 replies
    The San Luis Obisbo Tribune ^ | Monday, Sep. 17, 2012 | Julia Hickey
    Rodeo clown was behind racist joke about Michelle Obama It was rodeo clown Mike Hayhurst of Barstow, not announcer Ed Kutz of Arroyo Grande, who made an offensive, racist joke about first lady Michelle Obama over the public-address system of the Creston Classic Rodeo, a rodeo board member confirmed Sunday. Spectators initially believed and reported that Kutz made the comment Saturday. Both he and Hayhurst were on microphones at the same time. Speaking Sunday on behalf of the rodeo’s nine-member board, Mike Barrett said the rodeo is not responsible for the joke and will ask Hayhurst for a letter addressing...
  • It’s Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over

    09/17/2012 10:06:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    All Things Digital ^ | 09/16/2012 | Arik Hesseldahl
    As a signpost on the road to the so-called Post-PC Era we’ve been hearing about for so many years, this one is pretty hard to argue with: As of this year, personal computers no longer consume the majority of the world’s memory chip supply. And while it may not come as a terrible surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to personal technology trends during the last few years, there’s nothing like a cold, hard number to make the point crystal clear. Word of this tipping point came quietly in the form of a press release from the market research...
  • Bitter Harvest (Oliver North)

    08/16/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 17, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In December 2009, our commander in chief went to West Point and proclaimed that he would withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014. Since then, he has proudly emphasized that "We are on a course to end this war responsibly." Now U.S. and NATO troops and loyal Afghan soldiers and police officers are reaping the bitter harvest of the seeds that Barack Obama planted with those words. Over the last 10 days, in five separate incidents, seven American military personnel were killed in what used to be called "green on blue attacks" — where Afghan soldiers or...
  • State Department: 'Hold down the fort,' other common phrases could be offensive

    08/31/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 49 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/31/12 | FoxNews.com
    Watch your mouth -- everyday phrases like "hold down the fort" and "rule of thumb" are potentially offensive bombshells. At least according to the State Department. Chief Diversity Officer John Robinson penned a column in the department's latest edition of "State Magazine" advising readers on some rather obscure Ps and Qs.
  • PC Kills American troops: More than 100 unarmed already murdered by Muslim 'friends'

    08/22/2012 6:36:10 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 37 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/22/2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    As I said in a previous column, one could be forgiven for believing that political correctness is only one step removed from insanity. Unfortunately, as the latest report from Afghanistan reveals, it can also be deadly. Last week, in a move the Obama administration would undoubtedly like their useful idiot buddies in the media to ignore as much as possible, a long-standing order was reversed: U.S. troops are now required to carry loaded weapons at all times while on base. In other words, prior to this new directive, troops were required to remove the magazines from their weapons while quartered...
  • Fort Hood Shooter Trial Delayed Indefinitely Over Beard

    08/19/2012 5:19:25 AM PDT · by SLB · 95 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Augnust 18, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A military appeals court placed the trial for accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan on hold indefinitely Friday amid continuing issues surrounding Hasan’s refusal to shave his beard, CNN reported. The court martial was first halted Wednesday so the appeals court could consider the Army psychiatrist’s objections to being forcibly shaved. He has been fined and held in contempt repeatedly for remaining bearded, which is a violation of Army regulations, but says the facial hair is an expression of his faith. Hasan, 41, is an American-born Muslim. Hasan’s court martial had been scheduled to start Monday for the 2009...
  • London Olympics' $1.6 billion investment in dhimmitude and political correctness

    08/03/2012 10:05:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coacvh is Right ^ | 8/3/2012 | Doug Book
    If cowardice and political correctness have resulted in endless capitulation to the whims of Islamic groups in the United States, imagine the concessions “granted” by organizers of the London Olympics to the more than 1 million Muslims living in the British capital! Here are some of the ways in which the “relentlessly dhimmi IOC,” (International Olympic Committee) has indulged Muslim nations and athletes: Against all previous Olympic regulations, female Saudi judo participants are now permitted to compete in Hijab, regardless of rules which had banned any use of head coverings for safety purposes. The Olympic Village has dedicated areas for...
  • Bachmann: 'We cannot elevate political correctness over national security'

    07/31/2012 5:47:05 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 46 replies
    twincities.com ^ | 07/30/2012 | Megan Boldt
    Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said the backlash and national headlines in the past two weeks over her calls for an investigation into alleged Islamic influence in U.S. government show that political correctness is trumping national security concerns in this country. "The concerns I have and my colleagues have are real," Bachmann told the Pioneer Press on Monday, July 30. "We cannot elevate political correctness over national security." Bachmann was in Minnesota touring work on the St. Croix River for the new bridge near Stillwater and meeting with small business owners in St. Michael and Hanover. ... Many other prominent...
  • “Final Report of the William H. Webster Commission" dhimmis down on Fort Hood jihad

    07/22/2012 6:36:48 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 21, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    In other words, the independent panel in the Fort Hood jihad massacre said it's OK to slaughter US soldiers in the cause of Islam just as long as ....... you don't offend Islam. Major Hassan was a self-proclained soldier of allah. He came out as a jihadi on grand rounds. The other doctors who worked with him would whisper among themselves that he was a ticking time bomb, but were reluctant to report him lest they be labeled racistislamophobicantimuslimbigots. And this dhimmi panel agreed. Regardless of the facts: Below, Major Hasan's Islamic power point presentation, made on grand rounds. Hasanonislam.bmp...
  • When political correctness collides with political correctness

    07/13/2012 1:59:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/13/2012 | Roger Hedgecock
    What happens when one politically correct notion collides with an opposite politically correct notion? Disastrous chaos if you’re the pessimistic type, but hilarious comedy if you’re an irony fan. Take the true story (dailymail.co.uk) of British feminist journalist Cinnamon Heathcote-Drury. She was standing in line behind a Muslim couple at the supermarket check-out, incensed at the indifferent attitude of the Muslim husband as his hajib covered wife struggled to load their many groceries on the conveyor belt. Cinnamon confronted the husband, demanding to know why he didn’t help his poor wife with the groceries. When he ignored her, Cinnamon brushed...
  • Harvard Crimson Issues Correction for Using Gendered Pronoun

    07/07/2012 4:24:23 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Pity the poor Harvard Crimson. When reporting from that bastion of political correctness, Harvard, it is quite easy to inadvertently wander onto the dangerous shoals of thought crimes. Such was the case when the Crimson used a (GASP!) gendered pronoun to describe a new member of the Harvard faculty and was subsequently forced to issue a correction for their heinous misdeed:CORRECTION: July 3 An earlier version of this article used the pronoun "she" to refer to Vanidy "Van" Bailey, the newly appointed director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. In fact, Bailey prefers not to be referred...
  • Racing into Oblivion

    07/01/2012 1:15:20 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2012 | Mark Stuertz
    Third, it takes roughly as much fossil fuel energy to produce ethanol (transportation, cultivation, fertilizers, pesticides, refining) as it releases. So in terms of energy inputs and outputs, you’re essentially running in place. How does that contribute to energy independence?
  • Here Come The OS Class Wars: Orbitz Finds Mac Users Spend More On Hotels Than Their PC Counterparts

    06/25/2012 6:21:49 PM PDT · by randita · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/25/12 | Tyler Durden
    Here Come The OS Class Wars: Orbitz Finds Mac Users Spend More On Hotels Than Their PC Counterparts Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/25/2012 20:45 -0400 In a finding that many have subliminally known about for years, but never been actually proven, yet is still quite shocking, the WSJ is reporting that tourism portal Orbitz "has found that people who use Apple Inc.'s Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see." Which is not really surprising:...
  • Adidas Blasted Over New 'Shackle' Sneaker (Evokes Imagery of Slavery & Prison Chain Gangs)

    06/18/2012 3:08:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Adidas Blasted Over New 'Shackle' Sneaker Critics are fit to be tied over footwear giant Adidas' latest sneakers, which feature what looks like shackles attached to them. The JS Roundhouse Mids, which are due to be released in August, were previewed on the Adidas Originals Facebook page in a photo posted on June 14. Although the German company insists the design has nothing to do with slavery, its own promotional material isn't likely to quell criticism. “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” reads a tagline posted beneath the picture. Many users left comments...
  • Editorial: Vote ‘yes’ to retire UND logo (Fighting Sioux)

    06/12/2012 8:40:42 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 48 replies
    The Forum (Fargo, N.D.) ^ | 5 June 2012 | editorial board
    All the arguments have been heard. The debate, which has raged for years, comes down to Tuesday’s vote on Measure 4 – whether to retire the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux logo and nickname. North Dakotans who understand the greatness of a university is not defined by flawed imagery should vote “yes.” North Dakotans who understand that UND has been hurt by the nickname flap – and will be further damaged if the debate drags on – should vote “yes.” It really is that simple. The questions every voter should ask: Is the future of the university more important...
  • New Rules for Bill Maher's Mets

    06/10/2012 3:52:44 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    self | 06/10/12 | self
    Now that Bill Maher has obtained a minority interest in the NY Mets, surely there will be some changes made to bring the team in line with what is most important to Bill. Rumor has it, these changes are under consideration: ;-) All employees will receive equal pay, from management to players to ticket takers. No player will be allowed to have greater accomplishments than any other. If a pitcher throws a no-hitter, he must not do so again until all the other pitchers have also done it. All genders, ethnicities, races, and sexual preferences will be equally represented on...
  • Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, Noted Psychiatrist, Apologizes for Study on Gay 'Cure'

    05/22/2012 5:04:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/19/12 | Benedict Carey
    The simple fact was that he had done something wrong, and at the end of a long and revolutionary career it didn't matter how often he'd been right, how powerful he once was, or what it would mean for his legacy. Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, considered by some to be the father of modern psychiatry, lay awake at 4 o'clock on a recent morning knowing he had to do the one thing that comes least naturally to him... Dr. Spitzer's fingers jerked over the keys, unreliably, as if choking on the words. And then it was done: a short letter...
  • With one of nation's strictest rules, State Board of Education bans Native American mascots

    05/19/2012 8:55:47 AM PDT · by MovementConservative · 45 replies
    Oregonlive ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:36 PM | Ryan Kost
    Under a new rule that may be the toughest in the nation, at least 15 Oregon schools must get rid of their Native American-themed mascots by 2017 or risk losing state funding. The State Board of Education passed the new policy in a 5-1 vote Thursday afternoon. "I'm overwhelmed, but I'm holding back on my emotions -- I have a meeting to finish," said board Chairwoman Brenda Frank, a member of the Klamath Tribes. "It's been a long time coming." The decision, in the works for six years, requires schools to eliminate names like "Indians," "Chiefs" and "Braves." "Warriors" may...
  • Newsbytes: Germany Faces Green Energy Crisis

    05/13/2012 9:15:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | May 12, 2012 | From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF
    Posted on May 12, 2012 by Anthony Watts From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPFGlobal Warming Policy Foundation (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Network Agency Calls For Suspension Of Emission Laws For Old Coal Plants Last winter, on several occasions, Germany escaped only just large-scale power outages. Next winter the risk of large blackouts is even greater. The culprit for the looming crisis is the single most important instrument of German energy policy: the “Renewable Energy Law.” The economic cost of a wide-scale blackout are measured in billions of Euros per day. The most important test of energy policy is now the...
  • MoveOn’s Quest to Outlaw the Term “Illegal Immigrant” [claims its hate speech - barf]

    05/03/2012 6:40:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | May 3rd, 2012 | Joseph Klein
    Just when you would think that the far Left Obama booster organization MoveOn.org could not get any more ridiculous, it sinks to ever lower levels of absurdity. The latest example involves MoveOn’s push to render the phrase “illegal aliens” or “illegal immigrants” hate speech. A video posted last week at MoveOn.org’s website charges that calling illegal immigrants “illegal” fits the definition of a hate crime and calls for the word “illegal” to be abolished when describing individuals entering the United States illegally. They would prefer using adjectives such as “undocumented” immigrants or “unauthorized” immigrants.