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  • Political Correctness Bites Apple and Google

    10/17/2017 3:53:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A couple recent examples of political correctness. I don’t know how many of you use Google Maps, but Google Maps just issued an update to the app that they had to withdraw in less than 24 hours. Google Maps included a new feature. And let me describe it for you. Let’s say you’re in Manhattan and you need to go from point A to point B, and you put those addresses in, and it calculates your route and tells us how long it’s gonna take you to get there if you’re driving or if you take public transit or...
  • Appeals court finds Bladensburg cross violates Constitution [Maryland]

    10/18/2017 6:59:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2017 10:34 AM EDT
    A federal appeals court has found that a 40-foot-tall cross on a Maryland state highway median just outside Washington violates the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Richmond ruled Wednesday that the 92-year-old monument known as the Bladensburg cross amounts to government sponsorship of a particular religion. […] The American Humanist Association said it endorses Christianity while ignoring non-Christian veterans. …
  • !!!!!!ANTHEM APPRECIATION DAY!!!!

    09/26/2017 10:05:52 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 29 replies
    9/26/17 | me
    *****ANTHEM APPRECIATION DAY!**** GO TO FT. MCHENRY SUNDAY! SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM THERE AT 1:00! ...INSTEAD OF AT THE STADIUM FOR KICK-OFF!
  • 'Stupidly politically correct society is the death of comedy', warns veteran comedian Mel Brooks

    09/21/2017 4:39:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 52 replies
    society's "stupidly politically correct" sensibilities will lead to the "death of comedy", the veteran Hollywood comedian Mel Brooks has warned. Brooks, known for his plethora of acclaimed comedy movies, said political correctness was becoming a stranglehold on comedians. "It's not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks," he said. "Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king's ear, always telling the truth about human behaviour." The producer and director said that his iconic western parody Blazing Saddles could not be made in today's political climate.
  • University President Apologizes For Hosting Black Students In Home With Cotton Decoration (PIC!)

    A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during...
  • WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWIndians!!!!Do it again New American League record 21 Wins in a ROW

    09/13/2017 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 52 replies
    Sweeping another series. The Indians are now holders of the American League Record of 21 Wins in a Row!
  • ‘Great Comet,’ Broadway hit shuttered by political correctness, delivers final performance

    09/04/2017 8:14:16 PM PDT · by TBP · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 4, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    When skygazers looked up at the Great Comet at the turn of the 19th century, some saw it as a dire omen of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia and other events of catastrophic proportion. Today, the Great Comet presages a different sort of threat — the one posed to art by political correctness. “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” the Broadway hit based on a 70-page excerpt of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” delivered an emotional final performance Sunday to a packed crowd at the Imperial Theatre. The decline became evident when Josh Groban, the singer-songwriter who played Count...
  • Greek life retreat ends abruptly with bias concerns (Banana peels are racist)

    08/31/2017 6:05:24 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 96 replies
    This weekend, leaders from Ole Miss Greek life convened upon Camp Hopewell in Lafayette County for a three-day retreat designed to build leaders and bring campus closer together. The retreat was cut short Saturday night, however, after three black students found a banana peel in a tree in front of one of the camp’s cabins. The students shared what they found with National Pan-Hellenic Council leaders, sparking a day’s worth of camp-wide conversation surrounding symbolism, intended or not. In the midst of the open and sometimes heated discussion, senior accounting major Ryan Swanson said he put the banana peel in...
  • Tom Colicchio Changes His Restaurant’s Racially Tinged Name

    08/29/2017 12:11:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 22, 2017 | Kim Severson
    In an age of careful branding, restaurateurs put a lot of thought into choosing just the right name. Rarely will they go to the trouble and expense of changing it. Yet the chef Tom Colicchio is dropping the name of his newest Manhattan restaurant, Fowler & Wells, after learning that it has historically racist connotations. The new name is Temple Court. Fowler & Wells, which opened last October, was named for a publishing company and scientific institute that once operated in a building on the same site in the financial district; that building was later torn down, replaced by Temple...
  • From Banning Gone With the Wind to Calling NFL Fans Racists, Leftists Rip Us Apart by Race

    08/28/2017 1:44:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was making a joke after the protests in Charlottesville. I said, “Why don’t we just go ahead and ban Gone With the Wind? Let’s ban the movie. Let’s ban the book.” They’ve banned the movie. “Gone With the Wind is a landmark film, one which has been beloved since its record-breaking 1939 release. … Now, the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis has decided to stop showing the film, as, in the words of one citizen, it has somehow been placed in the ‘tributes to white supremacy’ category. … “Memphis based Orpheum Theatre, whose stated mission is to ‘entertain,...
  • Former DHS Secretary: Removing Confederate Statues Is A Matter Of National Security

    08/21/2017 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Statues of Lincoln, Catholic saints, and Confederate generals have been in the political debate as of late. There are even a few commentators who want to tear down monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It’s out of control, but then again—that’s the progressive Left. Now, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says it’s a matter of national security. He made the remarks to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on This Week Sunday. Our friends at the Washington Free Beacon clipped the exchangeJeh Johnson: Removing Confederate statues a matter of 'homeland security' "What alarms so many of us from a...
  • Latest Victim Of Statue Hysteria: Catholic Saints

    08/20/2017 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Over the past few days, Confederate generals have been placed in the crosshairs of the progressive Left. Statues to these Americans who fought on the losing side of our civil war, which bothered no one—and probably still don’t—are being targeted for demolition. Yet, why stop there? Abraham Lincoln, who actually kept the country together and abolished slavery through a constitutional amendment, has been vandalized in Chicago. Now, even statues to Thomas Jefferson and George Washington have to come down because they were slave owners. Forget that they helped found this great country. Forget that Washington ad Jefferson were our first...
  • Liberal condescension at college - how can I go on?

    08/19/2017 10:57:46 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 40 replies
    me | 8/19/17 | me
    I work for a college which is very liberal these days, in your face banners and condescending "workshops" open to all frequently, with "diversity credit" (reference below). It's sickening enough. Including having Moochelle Uhbama here the other year. But since Trump was elected, now we get hand-wringing e-mails about "hatred" and that we need to beware of evil right-wing people who cause violence (LOL). Got another one today.
  • Conservative Student Transfers out of BU because of Death Threats

    08/18/2017 11:02:16 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/18/17 | Holly McKay
    Nicholas Fuentes, an 18-year-old student who attended the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend, said that he's received death threats for months over his conservative viewpoints -- enough for him to decide it's time to leave Boston University. Fuentes said he made the decision to abandon his Political Science degree a month ago after being constantly threatened over his conservative views. He said no longer felt safe on campus, and will not return for the fall semester.
  • Yale University censors ‘hostile’ historic artwork

    08/17/2017 2:02:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.thecollegefix.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Matthew Stein
    Committee on Art in Public Spaces deems image ‘not appropriate’ Officials at Yale University recently censored a stone work of art on campus depicting an armed Native American and Puritan side by side, which has been described as a “hostile” image by the Ivy League institution’s alumni magazine. The stone carving was edited to cover up the Puritan’s musket, while the Native American’s bow was left as is, reports Yale Alumni Magazine. The decision to censor the carving was made by both head librarian Susan Gibbons and Yale’s Committee on Art in Public Spaces, the latter of which advises President...
  • CNN’s Rye Calls for Washington, Jefferson Monuments to Come Down

    08/17/2017 1:58:36 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 08/17/2017 | Kristine Marsh
    As the left mobilizes mobs to tear down confederate statues (and peace monuments) from city-to-city, it was only a matter of time before they would be going after our Founding Fathers. On CNN Thursday morning, liberal analyst Angela Rye argued that our nation’s first president was as detestable as Robert E. Lee because he was a slave owner. “To me, I don't care if it's a George Washington statue or Thomas Jefferson, they all need to come down,” she said before ranting about America’s “very violent past.” In a panel discussion with the Daily Beast’s John Avlon, journalist Farai Chideya...
  • Macklemore denounces his former 'racist' haircut

    08/16/2017 12:59:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Yahoo Beauty ^ | August 15, 2017 | Yahoo Beauty
    Macklemore has officially denounced his former Nazi-style haircut. In a Tuesday tweet, the rapper responded to a fan who wrote, “Macklemore hair seems to be the chosen haircut of the racists now. I call on @macklemore to get online and denounce his own haircut.” To which Macklemore quickly replied, “Got rid of it over a year ago.”
  • Conservatives and moderates: It's time to stop giving to your alma mater

    08/14/2017 8:00:10 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12, 2017 | Marissa Streit
    Many of our country’s most cherished institutions of higher learning are shadows of what they once were. And if you’re a college graduate, that probably includes your alma mater. A survey by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA found that a staggering 60 percent of university professors identified as “liberal” or “far-left” in 2014 – up from 42 percent in 1990. But interviews conducted in 17 separate Gallup polls in 2016 that found that 70 percent of Americans consider themselves either conservative (36 percent) or moderate (34 percent). In colleges across the country, far-left professors now dominate disciplines like...
  • Would-Be Tyrants Capture Language to Control Thought

    08/11/2017 12:30:44 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Today's counter-revolution against liberty is being fought on a number of fronts in American society. One is on college and university campuses across the country, where the ideology of "political correctness" is strangling freedom of speech and smothering intellectual controversy and debate. Critical to this campaign is the capture of language. It is through our language that we think about ourselves, our relationships to others, and the social order surrounding us. Words do not merely delineate objects, individuals, events or actions. Words also create mental imageries, emotions, attitudes, and beliefs that color how people see themselves and the world around...
  • Boy Scouts apologizes for Trump’s controversial speech

    07/27/2017 1:44:36 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 27, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday apologized for President’s Trump’s politically charged speech to kids at the youth organization’s gathering this week. “I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent,” Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh wrote on Scoutingwire. “The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is...