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  • Stereotypes

    05/15/2015 1:37:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    It was just a small item in a round-up of the day's news, but like so many such nuggets, it set off a whole train of thoughts: "Mindy McCarty-Stewart, the principal of Mason High School in Ohio, canceled a student-led event that invited girls to spend a day wearing a Muslim headscarf and issued an apology, adding that the school received numerous messages that forced her to reconsider the event's ability to meet its goal of combating stereotypes." In that one sentence, Gentle Reader is offered a panoramic view of the trouble with American education, society and politics. What's wrong...
  • None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through 1st round

    05/11/2015 7:03:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 9, 2015
    None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through first round: officials BY Rachelle Blidner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, May 9, 2015, 5:24 PM The first-ever female soldiers allowed to train to be Army Rangers did not make it through the first round of the course, officials said Friday. Eight women and 101 men who made it through the first tests of the 20-day Crawl Phase will have to try again to pass the last few at one of the toughest soldier training schools, officials said.
  • Speaking Out About the Transgender ‘Delusion’

    05/09/2015 3:54:53 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 14 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 05/06/2015 | BY BRIAN FRAGA
    An interview with Walt Heyer, who lived eight years as a woman following ‘gender reassignment’ surgery before undergoing therapy, turning to Christ and returning to living as a man. Courtesy of Walt Heyer Walt Heyer reverted to his biological male identity after living as a woman following ‘gender reassignment’ surgery. Walt Heyer lived for eight years as a woman named Laura Jensen. Having suffered from gender-identity disorder since he was a child, Heyer was a married, successful businessman when he underwent cosmetic surgery to alter his sex at age 42. However, Heyer said surgery and hormone treatment failed to address...
  • Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    05/03/2015 3:37:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3 May 2015 | New York Post
    The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.“They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training.Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and...
  • Dear White Devils In Obamaland: You Can’t Call Black Rioters 'Thugs' Any Longer

    05/03/2015 5:41:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Doug Giles
    You know who hated the Baltimore riots this past week more than anyone else? Bruce Jenner, that’s who. I guarantee he was ticked after all the orchestrated Diane Sawyer hullabaloo of how he loves to strut around in Donna Karan evening wear on Friday nights with just his “close friends” got drowned out by Baltimore snappin’, cracklin’ and poppin’. Yep, Jenner was so ticked I heard he had to have an emergency mani-pedi spa day and a little Lane Bryant retail therapy just to chillax. Which is completely normal according to they and them, so don’t laugh and definitely don’t...
  • The New Dictionary

    05/03/2015 5:06:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Doug Giles
    In the 1980s there was a TV show called “Not Necessarily The News” on HBO that featured something called “sniglets.” Although it’s probably a hate-crime to say the word “sniglet” out loud now and will get you accused of homophone-a-phobia, a sniglet is a word that should appear in the dictionary but doesn’t. Sniglets have all but disappeared, but the dictionary itself might as well be thrown out too. Words that had unambiguous meanings for decades or even centuries have seen those definitions changed by progressives in the name of political correctness.To make sure you are up to date on...
  • Planned fallen soldier monument in Mich. veterans memorial causes controversy over prominence of gun

    04/17/2015 7:37:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | Fox News
    A veterans group wants to complete the Veterans Memorial in Milford's Central Park with a fallen soldier monument, but the Village Council isn't sure the piece — which features a pair of boots and a helmet atop an M-16 rife — is an appropriate focal point for the park. Bear Hall, founder and chairman of the local Friends of American Veterans (FAV), approached the council earlier this month hoping for approval of the plan. The group wants to place a fallen solder memorial – also known as a battle field cross – at the end of the brick paver walkway...
  • Daily Lobo takes aim at gender specific words he, she.

    04/09/2015 10:59:48 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 36 replies
    KRQE news ^ | 04/09/2015 | Emily Younger
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico’s student paper has started using new pronouns for people who don’t identify as a man or a woman. “I thought that was ridiculous,” said Samantha Peters. “I think the names are kind of funny,” said Paul Talley. “I feel it’s weird,” said Michael Peters. The names “zi” and “zir” have people on UNM’s campus talking. Thursday, the university’s newspaper, The Daily Lobo, explained in an editorial it will now be using the two words as pronouns when writing about people who don’t identify as a male or a female. “The only non...
  • The Hugo Awards: How to Fight Back in the Culture War

    04/08/2015 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Salgak · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 8, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    This is the era in which we are all being drafted in the Culture War. It doesn’t matter if you’re secular or religious, political or apolitical, frat boys or geeks, hipsters or bros. Nobody gets to be neutral or sit on the sidelines, because we’ll all be expected to make our obeisance to the latest politically correct opinion handed down to us by a Twitter mob. By now, we know the basic ingredients of a typical skirmish in Culture War 4.0. It goes something like this: a) a leftist claque starts loudly pushing the “correct” Culture War position onto b)...
  • Hegel's Deity: How Evolution Gave Us Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and Political Correctness

    03/27/2015 9:28:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 27, 2015 | Nancy Pearcey
    Hegel's Deity: How Evolution Gave Us Postmodernism, Deconstructionism, and Political Correctness Nancy Pearcey March 27, 2015 5:59 AM | Permalink How has evolution shaped our view of humanity? We often hear that evolution is the key scientific prop for the philosophy of materialism, with its reduction of the human person to a complex biochemical machine. But spiritualized versions of evolution have appeared as well -- for example, in the philosophy of Hegel. In our own day, Hegel's spiritual/cultural view of evolution has led to its own form of reductionism: the postmodern reduction of individuals to social groups based on race,...
  • School named after war hero forces child to shave off military-style haircut

    03/26/2015 12:34:14 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 97 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother – a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And that’s exactly what he got – high and tight – just like his stepbrother. Adam got his haircut on March 8. On March 9, his mother got a letter from the principal of Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, Tennessee. It seems they were not all that thrilled with the second grader’s new hairdo. The principal told Amy Stinnett that her son’s haircut...
  • In spirit of Revolutionary War, students win right to hold “American Pride” dance [Update]

    03/24/2015 2:14:25 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Marhc 24, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Patriotic teenagers in the birthplace of the American Revolution held their ground and fought back attempts by school administrators to cancel an “American Pride” dance on April 10 and replace it with a more inclusive event. (snip) Principal Laura Lasa told me the April 10th dance had never been canceled. They merely wanted to “dialogue” with students about inclusivity. “We were in a conversation with the kids about how the theme would be presented so that we could make sure that it was inclusive to all students,” Lasa said. “they took that as being told they could not.” (snip) Over...
  • Corporations are the Enemy (Scotus case that would impose same-sex “marriage”)

    03/13/2015 3:49:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | AUSTIN RUSE
    A man I know was a top executive at a major American media company, one of the biggest and most influential in the world. A young man came into his office one day asking to display a rainbow sticker with the words “safe space.” This was a decade ago and this man, a faithful Catholic, felt confident he could demur without reprisal though he could see the veiled threat of being “outed” as less than gay friendly, as a homophobe.But, in these post-Brendan Eich days, it is doubtful my friend would feel as safe to say no because things...
  • (Vanity) Seeking Browser Info

    03/08/2015 2:42:43 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 53 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 03-08-2015 | grey_whiskers
    Just a quick question. I'd like to get rid of Firefox and replace it. Party due to the ousting of Brendan Eich, partly because it keeps on wanting to install updates on my Mac, and then giving me the pinwheel of death. Google Chrome is out due to Net Neutrality. I've heard of Chromium or Pale Moon. Can anyone give decent suggestions please? Thanks!
  • We were wrong to try to ban racism out of existence, says former equality chief

    03/08/2015 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/7/2015
    Anti-racism doctrine has encouraged abuse and endangered lives, he says... A former equality chief has branded his years working to stamp out racial discrimination as 'utterly wrong'. Writer and broadcaster Trevor Phillips said efforts made under the Blair government turned anti-racism into an 'ugly new doctrine'. Mr Phillips is the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and has waged a 30-year campaign to tackle issues around discrimination and equality. In an upcoming Channel 4 documentary, called Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True, he says attempts to stop prejudice instead encouraged abuse and endangered lives...
  • The Future of Girlification

    03/07/2015 1:14:01 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | John Derbyshire
    Here’s a clip from my read-it-and-weep folder. It showed up in a February 11th Washington Post article, headline: “College sexual assault prevention has unlikely model: U.S. service academies.” Midshipmen—that is, trainee officers—at the U.S. Naval Academy are being broken to the state ideology, Cultural Marxism. We listen in on a class discussion. Spirited debate broke out after the sophomores watched a video that said the “three most destructive words” a boy hears when growing up are “be a man.”
  • Court order bans US military from referring to biologically male soldier as 'he'

    03/06/2015 7:41:33 AM PST · by shove_it · 30 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 6 Mar 2015 | Guardian Web
    Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier serving 35 years in prison for leaking a huge stash of state secrets, has won a small but significant victory in her bid to transition to living as a woman. Manning has taken on the might of the US military, challenging its ongoing refusal to refer to her as a woman, and won. A court order from the US army court of criminal appeals instructs the military to refer to the soldier in all future official correspondence either using the gender neutral “Private First Class Manning” or employing the feminine pronoun. As a result,...
  • Flemington community divided over deli owner's 'White History Month' sign, report says

    03/04/2015 5:00:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Express-Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Sarah Peters
    Jim Boggess says everyone should be proud of who they are. His sign celebrating his own White History Month has gotten quite a bit of attention.A Flemington business owner's attempt to celebrate his white heritage has caught the attention - and ire - of several of his neighbors, the Hunterdon County Democrat reports. Jim Boggess, proprietor of Jimbo's Deli on Main, displays a sign in the window of the 22 Main St. establishment that reads "CELEBRATE YOUR WHITE HERITAGE IN MARCH, WHITE HISTORY MONTH," the Democrat reports on nj.com. Boggess said other groups have their celebrations, and any racial discrimination...
  • Going Bananas: A Case Study in Media-Manufactured Racism

    03/04/2015 4:46:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Political correctness is a pathological disorder. You can't say "niggardly" or "black holes" or "chink in the armor" without provoking protests or risking your job. You can't invoke the Constitution or call illegal behavior "illegal" without being accused of hatred. And now, you can't goof around at a high school basketball game in silly costumes without the world accusing you of "racial insensitivity." Last week, thanks to hyperbolic grievance-mongers and irresponsible reporters, the students of Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, N.J., garnered international headlines and Internet infamy. "Shocking moment students at Catholic school dressed as monkeys and a banana...
  • Obama's a 'fairy' – and I'm free to say so

    02/24/2015 5:13:00 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/24/2015 | Mychal Massie
    Political correctness is the bludgeon cultural Marxists wield to demagogue the craven into obedience. It is the meme employed that ensures the acceptable form of social engineering. I reject “political correctness” in all of its constructs and have pledged to myself that I will never succumb to what amounts to a veiled unconstitutional attempt to enslave the nation on a plantation of forced group think, group speak and group behavior. Such was the gist of a conversation I recently had with Susan Highfield. She suffered under the fallacious idea that certain speech was permissible only for her to use. She...
  • Explaining the Cultural Revolution: signalling arms races as bad fiat currency

    02/19/2015 9:30:21 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies
    Bloody Shovel ^ | Feb. 19 2015 | spandrell
    <p>The idea of Chinese people worshipping wax mangoes because some Pakistani minister didn’t have time to have a proper gift made for his visit to China is indeed quite startling. Of course some people will instantly run into the old stereotype of those perfid Orientals slaves, who have been forever worshipping their tyrants as Gods on Earth. But that’s bullshit. The Chinese have always been a fairly unruly bunch, and the Emperor was never worshipped as a God, unlike the Roman Emperors of our humanistic West.</p>
  • College Student Banned from Campus for "Looking like Rapist"

    02/19/2015 11:02:59 AM PST · by rightistight · 44 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/19/15 | Aurelius
    A college student in Oregon has been banned from anywhere on campus that a fellow student is, not because he has done anything wrong, but because he “resembles” the person who raped that student. That means if the student lives in a dorm and the student who was raped is there, he cannot sleep in his own dorm. If she has a class in a room near him, he is not allowed to go to class. Again, this is not because he did anything, but literally because he “looked like the person who had raped her.” The campus, which is...
  • Creating Activists At Ed School (Important culture war essay)

    09/14/2007 11:38:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 816+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 14, 2007 | John Leo
    In 1997, the National Association of Social Work (NASW) altered its ethics code, ruling that all social workers must promote social justice "from local to global level." This call for mandatory advocacy raised the question: what kind of political action did the highly liberal field of social work have in mind? The answer wasn't long in coming. The Council on Social Work Education, the national accreditor of social work education programs, says candidates must fight "oppression," and sees American society as pervaded by the "global interconnections of oppression." Now aspiring social workers must commit themselves, usually in writing, to a...
  • Yes, Political Correctness Really Exists

    01/31/2015 9:11:25 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | January 30, 2015 | Samuel Goldman
    Jonathan Chait burned up the Internet this week with his critique of so-called political correctness. Among many responses, Amanda Taub‘s stands out for its denial of Chait’s basic premise. According to Taub: …there’s no such thing as “political correctness.” The term’s in wide use, certainly, but has no actual fixed or specific meaning. What defines it is not what it describes but how it’s used: as a way to dismiss a concern or demand as a frivolous grievance rather than a real issue. This is a curious response. Sure, people use the term in different ways. But Chait provides a...
  • Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say

    01/28/2015 3:26:20 AM PST · by oblomov · 20 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 27 Jan 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    Around 2 a.m. on December 12, four students approached the apartment of Omar Mahmood, a Muslim student at the University of Michigan, who had recently published a column in a school newspaper about his perspective as a minority on campus. The students, who were recorded on a building surveillance camera wearing baggy hooded sweatshirts to hide their identity, littered Mahmood’s doorway with copies of his column, scrawled with messages like “You scum embarrass us,” “Shut the **** up,” and “DO YOU EVEN GO HERE?! LEAVE!!” They posted a picture of a demon and splattered eggs. This might appear to be...
  • Were Those Obama's SOTU Writers, Or the Oscar Nominees?

    01/20/2015 8:45:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tuning into the middle of a Morning Joe segment today, at first I assumed that MSNBC's Ari Melber was chatting with the Oscar nominees. But no, turns out Melber had scored interviews with President Obama's SOTU speechwriting team. You'll excuse my confusion. As you'll see, just like the Oscar hopefuls, the SOTU writers appeared to be a panorama of people of pallor. Melber had been given special behind-the-scenes White House access this past Friday night to do his piece. As the cameras roamed around, a couple of presumably relatively junior African-American staffers could be seen. But the senior folks, those...
  • Muslim Call to Prayer to be Chanted Every Friday at Duke University

    01/14/2015 10:04:42 PM PST · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 14, 2015 | Ashley Pratte
    In a new initiative to promote religious pluralism, Duke University will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every Friday on campus.
  • Obama Declares War On ‘Extremism’ – Are You An ‘Extremist’ According To His Definition?

    01/13/2015 11:59:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/13/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Do you know what an “extremist” is? In the wake of the horrible terror attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, Barack Obama is speaking very boldly about the need to win the war against “extremists”, and he has announced plans to host a major global summit on “extremism” next month. And on the surface that sounds great. But precisely how are we supposed to determine whether someone is an “extremist” or not? What criteria should we use? As you will see below, your definition of an “extremist” may be far, far different from the definition that Barack...
  • Islam Gets Special Treatment

    01/13/2015 12:42:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    Since 9/11, the Western world's academic, media, political elites have done their best to portray Islam in a favorable light, treating it very differently from all other religions. Criticism of every doctrine, religious or secular, is permitted, often encouraged. But not of Islam. Only positive depictions are allowed. We'll start with an example of pro-Islamic bias that is so ubiquitous that no one seems to notice it. Why do Western media -- overwhelmingly composed of irreligious people, one might add -- always deferentially refer to Muhammad as "the Prophet Muhammad" in news articles and opinion pieces? When Jesus is mentioned,...
  • 12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life

    01/07/2015 6:32:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 119 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 January 2015 | Simon Tomlinson and Peter Allen and Jay Akbar and Chris Pleasance
    12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life after terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at centre of Mohammed cartoon storm Masked gunmen storm Paris headquarters with AK-47s shouting 'Allahu akbar!' and 'the Prophet has been avenged' Stalked building asking for people's names before killing the editor and cartoonist during weekly editorial meeting Horrific footage shows a police officer begging for his life before being shot in the head at point-blank range Killers fled in stolen car across eastern Paris after a 'mass shoot-out' with police officers and remain on...
  • Marquette Univ tells employees: “Opposition to same-sex marriage” could be “unlawful harassment”

    12/18/2014 6:39:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 17, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Marquette’s suspension of a professor — apparently for criticizing an instructor who seemingly refused to allow discussion of anti-gay views in her philosophy of ethics class — reminds me about the Marquette “unlawful harassment” training, which I’d been meaning to blog about. Some months ago, Marquette conducted training on “Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Higher Ed Faculty and Graduate Assistants.” As usual, the training involved some specific vignettes, with questions and answers. I have copies of the screenshots from one of the vignettes, and here are some excerpts (this John McAdams (Marquette Warrior) post also has more): All week, Becky and...
  • Howard Dean: Athletes Wearing 'Abortion is Murder' Not Same as 'I Can't Breathe'

    12/09/2014 5:45:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hypocrisy, thy name is Howard. The former Dem prez candidate is predictably all good with NBA players wearing "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts. But what, posited Joe Scarborough on today's Morning Joe, if other players wore "Abortion is Murder" shirts? Dean claimed that's "not exactly the same" and is "a different kind of debate." Why? Because, according to Dean, "the survival of our country depends" on resolving the police/black men issue. You really want to talk about "survival," Dr. Dean, when tens of millions have not survived since Roe v. Wade? View the video here.
  • Black Pete, Symbol of Dutch Resistance against Invaders, Wins

    11/19/2014 9:01:35 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Saturday, in the Dutch historical city of Gouda, the police arrested no fewer than 90 people, protesting both for and against the "Black Pete" blackface character appearing at a children's party marking the beginning of the traditional pre-Christmas, gift-giving festival of Saint Nicholas. "Sixty people were arrested for demonstrating in unauthorised areas, and 30 for disturbing the peace" said police spokeswoman Yvette Verboon. You may wonder what could happen during a festive gathering, held to celebrate the arrival of St. Nicholas, to cause such a law-and-order turmoil. It's our old friend political correctness at work, with attendant accusations of...
  • Washington Cathedral’s first Muslim prayer service interrupted by heckler

    11/14/2014 6:59:27 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 14 2014 | Pamela Constable
    In a corner of Washington National Cathedral, several hundred Muslim worshipers and other invited guests gathered Friday afternoon for a first-ever recitation of weekly Muslim prayers at the iconic Christian church and to hear leaders of both faiths call for religious unity in the face of extremist violence and hate. Nevertheless, the carefully scripted ceremony was marred once when a well-dressed middle-age woman in the audience suddenly rose and began shouting that “America was founded on Christian principles. . . . Leave our church alone!” She was swiftly ushered out by security aides, and the service continued.
  • US air force fires two more nuclear commanders amid leadership crisis

    11/04/2014 4:08:38 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    AP, via the Guardian ^ | November 3, 2014 | AP
    The US air force has fired two more nuclear commanders and disciplined a third, fresh evidence of leadership lapses in a nuclear missile corps that has suffered several recent setbacks including the removal of its top commander. The most senior officer to be relieved of command was Colonel Carl Jones, second in command of the 90th Missile Wing at FE Warren air force base, Wyoming, in charge of 150 of the air force’s 450 Minuteman 3 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles. He was dismissed on Monday “for a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership abilities” and reassigned as a...
  • USDA Pays $17,500 for College Students to Wear Fat Vests

    10/30/2014 2:04:18 PM PDT · by walford · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.” The 20-pound fat vest will be worn for an “empathy exercise” so non-obese students can experience what it is like to be obese. The premise of the project is to fight “weight prejudice.” “Weight prejudice (a.k.a. anti-fat prejudice and weight bias) is the presence of negative beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors toward individuals who appear to be overweight or obese,” a grant awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture explains. The grant...
  • Sharpton Guest: Men Wear This PC T-Shirt For Ulterior Romantic Reasons

    10/24/2014 6:25:08 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "It's Friday night." That was Al Sharpton's sheepish way of excusing the not-suitable-for-network-TV line that a guest had just uttered on this evening's Politics Nation. Australian satiricist Josh Zepps' zinger came during a discussion of a video ad in which young girls drop repeated f-bombs, supposedly in defense of feminism. The ad was produced by a clothing company trying to cash in with t-shirts bearing PC messages against sexism and racism. Zinged Zepps: "I'm offended by the shamelessness of the cheap ploy of the people that got them to do it . . . There's something about this company that...
  • 'Toxic' battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    10/24/2014 4:39:14 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 25 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | October 23, 2014 | Tom Roeder
    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment, documents said. A 263-page Army investigation report released under the Freedom of Information Act portrays Baugh as a foul-mouthed boss who belittled soldiers, threw things during a meeting and sometimes stormed out of battalion gatherings. Baugh and the battalion's command sergeant major were temporarily relieved in July, but later placed back in command...
  • Ebola, Ideology and Common Sense

    10/16/2014 9:01:21 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 35 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In dealing with contagious and deadly diseases, common sense says to err on the side of safety. Public safety must come before political correctness. Community and country come ahead of any obligation to the people of West Africa. Indeed, is not the first duty of the government of the United States to protect the lives, liberty and property of the citizens of the United States? Traveling to Africa decades ago, Americans were given a series of shots to avoid contracting indigenous diseases. Travelers to the United States were questioned about diseases to which they may have been exposed in third...
  • School workers say they were fired because they weren't Hispanic ( New Jersey )

    10/10/2014 7:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    New Jersey ^ | October 09, 2014 | Brian Amaral
    Two former school district employees, including the one who oversaw its affirmative action policies, filed race discrimination suits in September, saying they were fired because they're not Hispanic. Bernice Marshall, the former human resources manager, and Edmund Treadway, the former transportation manager, argue in Superior Court filings that the Perth Amboy School District is favoring Hispanic job candidates and employees. "No one's paying attention to the kids," said Marshall, who is African-American
  • Dems Try to Kill Education Funding in the Name of "Political Correctness"

    10/06/2014 1:45:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Political correctness is apparently more important than educating children. At least that’s the message I take away from a Colorado Democrat’s plan to defund schools that have “unauthorized” mascots. Wielding the self-righteous tomahawk of political correctness, Democrat Joe Salazar has decided to leverage Colorado’s pawns kids as a bargaining chip in his effort to rid the world of “offensive” Native American mascots.Under the Thornton legislator’s plan, schools will be required to seek permission from Native American tribes for their western-themed mascots, or go without any state funding. (On the bright side, I can now honestly say I’ve seen a Democrat propose...
  • CDC: Gay men represent 2% of the population, 52% of people with HIV

    10/01/2014 3:11:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | 10-1-14
    Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) make up 2 percent of the U.S. population but are the group most definitively affected by HIV, with 63 percent of those newly infected by HIV representing this group. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly “Morbidity and Mortality” report shows that among persons newly infected with HIV in 2010, 63 percent were men who have sex with other men. Among Americans living with HIV, 52 percent were MSM – and a significant number of men with HIV are not receiving treatment. “Gay, bisexual, and other men who...
  • Inadmissible aliens

    10/01/2014 11:31:56 AM PDT · by djf · 13 replies
    USC 8, 1182 A !(a) | United States CONGRESS
    1182 Inadmissible aliens (a) Classes of aliens ineligible for visas or admissions except as otherwise provided in this chapter aliens who are inadmissible under the following paragraphs are ineligible to receive visas ans ineligible to be admitted to the United States 1 (a) health related grounds any alien who is determined (in accordance with regulations prescribed by the secretary of health and human services) to HAVE A COMMUNICABLE DISEASE OF PUBLIC HEALTH SIGNIFICANCE...
  • Bonkers: Amazon Includes Racism Warning For Tom & Jerry Cartoons

    10/01/2014 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/01/2014 | Matthew Balan
    Fans of the zany Tom and Jerry cartoons from the golden age of animation might be in for a shock, as the classic shorts now carry a politically-correct warning on Amazon's streaming video service. On Tuesday, BBC correspondent Sean Coughlan reported that on Amazon Prime, the "Tom and Jerry: The Complete Second Volume is accompanied by the caution: 'Tom and Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today.'" Coughlan spotlighted the criticism of University of Kent professor of sociology Frank Furendi, who blasted...
  • Scarborough Scalds FBI for Labelling OK Beheading 'Workplace Violence'

    09/29/2014 5:43:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Score one for Joe Scarborough. The Morning Joe host today unleashed a tirade against the FBI for treating as a case of "workplace violence" the beheading by a fanatical Muslim convert of a fellow worker in Oklahoma. Scarborough lashed out at the FBI's political correctness in claiming that there was "no indication" that the suspect, Alton Nolen, was copying the recent ISIS beheadings. Said Scarborough: "how stupid does the FBI really think we are? Who exactly are they afraid of offending?" Political correctness, in its more innocuous manifestations, can be good fodder for humor. But when our government becomes so...
  • Chris Hayes Dismisses Concerns Over Terrorist Border Infiltration As 'Girl Talk'

    09/16/2014 6:55:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Paging the MSNBC PC police! On his All In show this evening, Chris Hayes used some decidedly un-PC language to dismiss concerns that ISIS or other terrorist groups might be infiltrating across our porous southern border. Huffed Hayes: "in the years since September 11, there have been occasional stories of this type. Sort of, a kind of girl talk mash-up of the fear about the border and the fear about terrorism being fused together." The fear of terrorists coming across the border is "girl talk?" Off to the re-education camp with Chris! View the video here.
  • Profit or Prejudice? Race Sensitivity Creates New Marketing Risks

    09/14/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    When Pepsi-Cola President Walter Mack recognized his company could sell more product to black Americans in the 1940s, he initiated a racially-targeted marketing effort to increase sales. It worked and the company’s market share rose dramatically in just a few years. The strategy was so successful, some inside the company were concerned it might be off-putting to white consumers, prompting Mack to declare that Pepsi would not, “become known as a n----r drink.”This infamous racial slur, unapologetically stated in the presence of African-American ad executives, ran through my mind after reading media reports about the racist emails from Atlanta Hawks...
  • Researcher who tried to expose Rotherham abuse ‘feared for life after police officers’ threat’( UK)

    09/12/2014 6:53:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    A Home Office researcher whose report into child sexual exploitation problems in Rotherham was ‘suppressed’ more than a decade ago has claimed she was threatened by two police officers. The researcher claims she was approached by two officers while she was in her car at night, to be told it would be a ‘bad thing’ if the abusers she was investigating found out her home address. The researcher, who has not been named, gave evidence in a private session to the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee yesterday, and said she ‘feared for her life’ as a result of harassment in...
  • UK- Paedophile gang's abuse lasted 16 YEARS - authorities feared being labelled racist

    08/29/2014 12:44:09 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    Mirror ^ | Aug 26, 2014 22:43 | Lucy Thornton
    Social worker chiefs, police and council bosses ignored the plight of child victims as 1,400 young victims as young as 11 were targeted.Raped, beaten and abused by paedophiles, child victims of the vile monsters deserved the full support from the authorities whose job was to protect them.[snip] As the report highlights the majority of the perpetrators, though not exclusively, were of Pakistani heritage. All of them will have been brought up in Muslim households.[snip]Prof Jay’s report said almost all the offenders were of Pakistani heritage but not all the victims were young white girls. And senior people in the council...
  • Small Vermont Town Latest Sad Example of Oversensitivity Epidemic

    08/29/2014 5:52:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Mark Davis
    Here is a snapshot of a series of truly ridiculous things that happened in a small New England town this week, followed by an extended examination of how it represents a deep societal pathology. In Winooski, Vermont, a small town northeast of Burlington, a restaurant was awarded a sign placement for its participation in a beautification project. Proud of its bacon (among other things, I’m sure), Sneakers Bistro chose a sign that said “Yield for Sneakers Bacon.” A Muslim woman, fond of neither pork nor free speech, complained online, garnering a sufficient contingent of busybodies to pressure the restaurant...