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  • Rush Limbaugh on Evan Sayet's Universal Field Theory of Liberalism

    07/22/2015 12:35:42 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 7, 2014
    Rush Limbaugh reviews "The Universal Field Theory of Liberalism; and Why the Mainstream Media Gets Every Major Story Not Just Wrong, But as Wrong as Wrong Can Be" a lecture Evan Sayet gave on January 7, 2014 and is explained in detail in Sayet's book "The Kindergarten of Eden". Limbaugh comes up with a few gems. "The modern liberal - there's something about his ideology that leads him to invariably and inevitably side with evil over good, wrong over right, the lesser over the better, the ugly over the beautiful, the profane over the profound, and the behaviors that lead...
  • “Political Correctness:” A Short History of an Ideology

    07/21/2015 7:07:34 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    Free Congress Foundation ^ | November 2004 | William S. Lind
    [] what exactly is “Political Correctness?” This short book, which Free Congress has decided to make available free over its website, seeks to answer that question. It does so in the only way any ideology can be understood, by looking at its historical origins, its method of analysis and several key components, including its place in higher education and its ties with the Feminist movement. Finally, it offers an annotated bibliography for those who wish to pursue the subject in greater depth. Most Americans look back on the 1950s as a good time. Our homes were safe, to the point...
  • Political Correctness Exposed! Marxism Communism Frankfurt School

    07/21/2015 4:36:20 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    PJTV ^ | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle explains the history of "political correctness"
  • The History of Political Correctness (video)

    07/21/2015 4:10:36 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | Free Congress Foundation
    The origins of "political correctness" or "cultural Marxism" can be found in the early parts of the 20th century from the Frankfurt School, which was the headquarters for the Communists scheming in Germany.
  • Wal-Mart explains stance on rings with Rebels mascot

    07/08/2015 4:40:26 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 19 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | 7/8/2015 | Briana Harris
    Wal-Mart corporate spokesman Brian Nick said the reason West Morgan High graduate Aaron Browder was not able to purchase his senior class ring with a generic Rebels mascot is because design features included the Confederate flag in the background and foreground. The nickname for West Morgan's athletic teams is Rebels.
  • UK: ‘Sex Groomed’ Children Preferable to Backlash Against ‘Multiculturalism’

    07/03/2015 12:56:44 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | Friday Jul 3, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Not only do recent revelations concerning the endemic sexual grooming of British girls by Muslim men demonstrate how crippling political correctness is, but they show how political correctness complements the most abusive elements of Islamic law, or Sharia. According to a June 24 report by the Birmingham Mail, as far back as March 2010, West Midlands Police knew that Muslim grooming gangs “were targeting children outside schools across the city—but failed to make the threat public.”
  • Love and Hate in Dixie

    06/26/2015 6:40:47 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you." So said Nadine Collier, who lost her mother in the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, offering forgiveness to Dylann Roof, who confessed to the atrocity that took the lives of nine churchgoers at that Wednesday night prayer service and Bible study. If there is a better recent example of what it means to be a Christian, I am unaware of it. Collier and the families of those slain showed a faithfulness to Christ's gospel of love and forgiveness that many are taught...
  • Citadel votes to remove Confederate Naval Jack from campus chapel

    06/23/2015 7:38:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 70 replies
    News5 ^ | 6-23-2015 | Patrick Phillps, Meaghan Wallace
    The Board of Visitors at the Citadel voted Tuesday night to remove the Confederate Naval Jack from its chapel on campus. The vote was 9-3 in favor of removing the flag from Summerall Chapel. A Citadel spokesperson says the school needs the General Assembly's permission to remove the flag. According to Citadel officials, the flag was presented to the military college in 1939. The removal of the flag will be done in accordance with the Heritage Act, the spokesperson said.
  • Jurassic World Called "Racist" Over Dinosaur Name

    06/21/2015 12:03:14 PM PDT · by rightistight · 76 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/21/15 | Aurelius
    Some viewers of Jurassic World are taking offense to the film, calling one of the lines in the movie "racist." Specifically, the abbreviation of the dinosaur Pachycephalosaurus. During the course of the film, the Pachycephalosaurus escape from their enclosures, leading one character to shout, "The Pachys are out of containment!" This has led news outlets and Twitter users to call the film "racist." A British comedian originally brought attention to the line, offering a tongue-in-cheek rant against the dinosaur's name. However, people did not get the joke, and are actually calling the film racist. The Independent called the line "very...
  • “Islamaphobes” Are For Protecting Human Rights of Girls

    06/12/2015 12:57:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Do the name callers who label people “Islamaphobic” support Qur’an-instructed violence against women and girls?To be “anti-Islam” (and “anti-Shari’a”) is to reject submission to Allah and the Qur’an. To be anti-Islam is to be for protecting women’s rights and human rights. To be anti-Islam is to advocate for children who are powerless and voiceless, to liberate everyone enslaved by Islamic totalitarian ideology.There is nothing bigoted, racist, or fearful about opposing a political ideology that rejects universally accepted human rights laws.If the European Court on Human Rights has repeatedly ruled that Shari’a law is “incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy,” then...
  • I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me

    06/03/2015 7:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Vox ^ | June 3, 2015 | Edward Schlosser
    I'm a professor at a midsize state school. I have been teaching college classes for nine years now. I have won (minor) teaching awards, studied pedagogy extensively, and almost always score highly on my student evaluations. I am not a world-class teacher by any means, but I am conscientious; I attempt to put teaching ahead of research, and I take a healthy emotional stake in the well-being and growth of my students. Things have changed since I started teaching. The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this, but my students sometimes scare me...
  • 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...