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  • Trump White House's feud with John McCain and the war against political correctness

    05/22/2018 7:49:27 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 21 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 5/25/18 | Keith Koffler
    Kelly Sadler, a White House communications aide, made a crack recently during an internal meeting about how Sen. John McCain’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s CIA pick, Gina Haspel, didn’t matter because McCain is “dying anyway.” Once the remark was leaked, presumably by someone who doesn’t much like Sadler, the media — mainstream and social — exploded as if the stock market had crashed. What a horrifying thing to say! Proof of the rottenness at the core of the Trump White House! Off with her head — that is, let’s get her fired and ruin her career! Of course, it...
  • NYT Op-Ed: Liberals, You’re Not As Smart As You Think, And You’re Helping Trump Win A Second Term

    05/14/2018 6:02:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, someone finally said it: Liberals, you’re not as smart as you think—and you’re helping Donald J. Trump win a second term. Gerard Alexander, a political science professor at the University of Virginia, wrote this in The New York Times and he might have to change his name after this. He aptly noted how a) cultural centers are dominated by progressives; b) how they’re causing a backlash against liberalism; and c) how their inability to see that they are causing it will lead to a Trump victory in the next presidential election. The professor noted how the Left is overly...
  • Can Government Force You To Speak Contrary To Your Beliefs?

    03/25/2018 12:46:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 25, 2018 | George Leef
    The whole point of the First Amendment was to keep government out of crucial aspects of life –religion, speech, the press – that should be left entirely to voluntary action. It is supposed to shield people against governmental mandates and prohibitions. Government cannot keep you from practicing any religion and it cannot make you practice any; it cannot prevent you from speaking your mind and it cannot make you speak if you do not want to. That’s the concept, anyway. A case that the Court recently heard, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, puts that concept...
  • Sign Referencing Civil War Hero Is Sexual Harassment, Says Massachusetts Lawmaker

    03/17/2018 2:05:43 PM PDT · by euram · 113 replies
    Reason ^ | March 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    State Rep. Michelle DuBois (D-Plymouth) disagrees. She has been calling for the removal of a statehouse sign that reads "General Hooker Entrance" (so inscribed because it stands opposite a statue of General Hooker), which she described as an affront to "women's dignity."
  • The First Amendment Is In Far Greater Danger Than The Second

    03/01/2018 6:28:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2018 | Frank Cannon
    Our nation’s elites are waging war on the American people, wielding the institutions they’ve spent several decades capturing to punish those who disagree with their preferred positions and to deny them the ability to speak publicly, all in an effort to stifle free and open debate. And no, this isn’t a George Orwell novel — this is the United States of America.While many still mistakenly view our political arena as a skirmish between “liberals” and “conservatives”, it would be more accurate to describe it as an all-out war between “elitists” and “populists”. As my late friend Jeff Bell argued in...
  • Air Force Academy apologizes for 'microaggressions' after making Michael Jordan reference in email

    02/18/2018 10:14:09 PM PST · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2018 | Katie Leach
    A top official at the Air Force Academy apologized for “microaggressions” that appeared in a school-wide email on haircut standards amid backlash to a reference to NBA great Michael Jordan. Cadets received the email on Wednesday from Master Sgt. Zachary Parish commenting on haircuts that did not meet the Academy’s standards and cast a “negative impression” on the “cadet population and armed service members at large.” Parish went on draw a comparison to Jordan. "He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,"...
  • How campus politics hijacked American politics

    02/06/2018 9:13:20 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 2 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | January 26, 2018 | Cathy Young
    The defense of free speech has always been a bedrock bipartisan principle. So it’s unusual to hear a veteran liberal politician excuse campus outrage squads that shout down dissent. But that’s exactly what former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee head Howard Dean did in a recent appearance.. Dean’s take on this was that there are “consequences to free speech.” He caricatured Erika Christakis’s thoughtful, sensitive letter as an ugly screed mocking “snowflake” students and defending racist costumes. He also described the protesters as well-behaved, despite their screaming and bullying. ... Dean is hardly alone...progressives on and off campus are...
  • Legends of Tomorrow Eyeing Episode About Young Barack Obama

    01/19/2018 2:01:55 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    TV Line ^ | January 18, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Legends of Tomorrow is rewinding the clock to the very early Obama years. TVLine has learned exclusively that the time-tripping CW drama is revolving an upcoming Season 3 episode around a teenage version of President Barack Obama. Set in the late ’70s when the future No. 44 was a student at Occidental College, the hour is being penned by Keto Shimizu and James Eagan. Casting is currently underway for an actor to play Young Obama. The episode starts shooting in early February and is slated to air in April. This isn’t Legends‘ first time putting the spotlight on a U.S....
  • Hundreds of CEOs Demand Dreamer Amnesty Shortly After Promising Tax Cuts Will Help American Workers

    01/12/2018 8:45:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jan 2018 | John Carney
    FULL TITLE:Shameless: Hundreds of CEOs Demand Dreamer Amnesty Shortly After Promising Tax Cuts Will Help American Workers Corporate America is not leaving it to lawmakers and the White House to reach a deal to determine the fate of millions of illegal foreign workers whose temporary permission to work in the U.S. is set to expire early this year. Instead, more than 100 corporate leaders are demanding immediate and permanent amnesty for millions of so-called “Dreamers.” Just days after President Donald Trump hosted Democratic and Republican lawmakers at the White House to discuss legislation that would authorize funding for a border...
  • University compared to HITLER for snow tweet wishing for a ‘white campus’

    12/14/2017 5:42:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 14, 2017 | Gemma Mullin
    A TOP university was compared to HITLER on social media after posting a tweet asking students if they were “dreaming of a white campus”. University College London was forced to apologise for referencing Bing Crosby's White Christmas while informing students they would remain open amid snowfall. @LFizzia Replying to @ucl You know who else dreamt of a white campus? Hitler, that’s who. Disgusting This Twitter user compared a university to HITLER after it tweeted asking students if they were 'dreaming of a white campus' ahead of the forecast snowfall Outraged social media users mocked the tweet, branding uni bosses "a...
  • 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. …
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    09/26/2017 10:05:52 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 29 replies
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  • '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,...