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  • Crucifix, Trump chalkings reported as 'hate incidents' at UW-L

    09/27/2016 5:22:34 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 23 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | September 27, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    A report released by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s “Hate Response Team” shows that more than 10 percent of reported hate incidents were determined to be fake or frivolous. In fact, the report notes that 28 of 192 reports were found to be either completely fake or “not a bias/hate incident,” accounting for 14 percent of all incidents reported. Meanwhile, of the reports that were legitimate, students complained about everything from images of the crucifix to a blog post about life on campus as a white student. According to The La Crosse Tribune, one student reported feeling unsafe when discovering...
  • Is Mary not a Virgin? The German Bishops’ New Bible Translation Leaves it... Unclear

    09/22/2016 7:57:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 364 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/21/16 | Jan Bentz
    GERMANY, September 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The German Bishops have presented a new “Unified Translation” of the Bible that follows a significant modernization of the language and will be binding for all German-speaking areas starting in 2017. On Tuesday, the German Bishops Conference (DBK) presented in Fulda the fruit of many years of scientific work: a new edition of the so-called “Unified Translation" (Einheitsübersetzung) of the Bible into German. It’s called “unified” because, from the original published from 1962 onward, these editions are supposed to be used ecumenically, unifying Catholics and Protestants in Germany. The original aim, however, was thwarted...
  • Political Correctness Continues To Beat Up On Free Speech

    09/19/2016 12:37:40 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 19, 2016 | George Leef
    The same extreme sensitivity to words or conduct that might possibly offend someone that has already taken root on many of our college campuses is spreading outward to other parts of our society. In its annual meeting last month, the American Bar Association approved a rule that imports the college manias over “inappropriate” speech and “microaggression” into its regulation of professional conduct. Rule 8.4(g) provides that it is professional misconduct for an attorney to show “discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or socioeconomic status in conduct related to the...
  • Alexandria [VA] City Council votes to rename Jefferson Davis Highway

    09/17/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 50 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 17, 2016 5:24 pm | Jenny Glick
    WASHINGTON — In a unanimous vote Saturday, the Alexandria City Council has decided to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway, a roadway named for Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. “I could honestly say, personally, raise my taxes to pay for it, to satisfy my parents, my grandparents,” Councilman Willie F. Bailey Sr. said. The council discussed the possibility of changing the name to Patrick Henry but tabled the discussion for later. An advisory committee did not recommend name changes for all the streets in Alexandria named after Confederate soldiers but has now opened the door for neighbors...
  • Political Correctness Doesn't Only Threaten Speech

    09/16/2016 9:21:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Many, including me, have lamented that political correctness, especially on university campuses, is undermining free speech. That's true, but I'm not sure that political correctness is the only culprit or that free speech is the only casualty. Most of us have heard about "white privilege," "trigger warnings," "microaggressions" and "safe spaces." Let me provide rough definitions from an online dictionary and other websites. I'm sure that I could be accused of a microaggression for failing to be more precise, but I'm trying. White privilege is the notion that whites have an advantage in getting societal benefits in Western countries, to...
  • Star Trek: The Libertarian Edition

    09/14/2016 8:18:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2016 | ReasonTV
    Their mission: to seek out new life and new civilizations, and leave them alone. Trade with them if they want, but mostly leave them the hell alone.
  • Liberals deny existence of crime by immigrants and refugees

    08/23/2016 6:16:09 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    So last week my youtube channel came under attack for posting "controversial" videos. Two of which were deleted and nearly netting me a two week suspension. The videos were of riots in Europe. Mainly a riot in the Netherlands against police in a ghetto with African Muslim refugees. The other one was of a riot that took place in Liverpool England. Both are now banned and wont be coming back. Google, who owns youtube decided to top things off by suspending my channel for two weeks. This usually is what happens every time you get two videos flagged. Its sort...
  • The PC Police taking over Princeton--scrubbing the word "Man" from campus! What do you think?

    08/20/2016 11:19:28 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/20/2016
    The PC Police taking over Princeton--scrubbing the word "Man" from campus! What do you think?
  • The 7 Dumbest Things That Offended Liberals

    08/20/2016 4:44:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | John Hawkins
    In a social media-driven world, everyone is a brand. When everyone becomes a brand, virtue signaling is destined to become an epidemic. When you’re a liberal, the best way to show how much more virtuous you are than other people is to become offended. The more trivial the issue you are offended by, the more caring, enlightened and, yes, virtuous you appear to other liberals. Moreover, if you think white privilege, racism and rape culture are running rampant, you’ll want to find ways to distinguish yourself from the masses, whom you view as troglodytes.   As the great Thomas Sowell...
  • How Howard Stern gave us Donald Trump

    08/06/2016 1:23:29 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | August 4 | Will Bunch
    The critics thought he'd ended his career when it had just barely started -- thanks to one outrageous and offensive comment. It was 1982, a year when the phrase "political correctness" was familiar to only a handful of people, and Donald Trump was barely known beyond Manhattan real-estate insiders. And the hottest up-and-coming morning disc jockey in the Washington market was a young man with a long face, even longer hair and an acid tongue. Howard Stern.
  • French media to stop publishing photos and names of terrorists

    07/27/2016 3:31:59 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 Jul 16 | Staff
    Le Monde and La Croix will no longer use images of terrorist killers, while Europe 1 radio will not broadcast their names Several French news organisations have said they will no longer publish photographs of people responsible for terrorist killings, to avoid bestowing “posthumous glorification”. Le Monde published an editorial after the latest attack, the murder of an elderly priest in a church near Rouen by two men claiming allegiance to Islamic State. Under the headline “Resisting the strategy of hate”, Le Monde argued on Wednesday that all elements of society had to be involved in the struggle against terrorism,...
  • Shepard Smith slams Bobby Jindal for saying all lives matter, gets clock cleaned

    07/17/2016 4:29:40 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 85 replies
    http://conservativefiringline.com ^ | July 17, 2016 | Joe Newby
    On Sunday, Fox News’ Shepard Smith slammed former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had the temerity to say that “all lives matter.” Twitter responded by demanding Smith be fired. “Shepard, I will say this, look, it, it is time for folks across party lines, across ideological lines to con–to condemn this violence, to condemn this insanity. We gotta come together. We’ve got to say that all lives matter,” Jindal said, according to a partial transcript posted at the Gateway Pundit. “It doesn’t matter what color you are: Black, white, brown, red, it doesn’t matter. All lives matter. We’ve got to...
  • 1950s dance theme shot down by Harvard student committee because it’s racist

    07/14/2016 2:12:38 PM PDT · by Hube · 66 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/14/2016 | Greg Piper
    The 1950s mean one thing and one thing only for a subset of Harvard students: RACISM. Exclusive emails obtained by the Young America’s Foundation show “the outcry of a few students” after the residents of Adams House voted to host a dance with a “1950s theme.” The committee ended up ditching the will of the voters and changing the theme to “sock hop,” either unaware that sock hops became popular in the 1950s or counting on the ignorance of their residents. (It ended up being well-attended and reasonably diverse, so probably ignorance.) The initial response to the 1950s theme was...
  • "Racist" Red Cross pool safety posters being removed (vanity)

    06/30/2016 10:38:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    6/30/16
    A follow-up to this post. My lovely wife, a Red Cross volunteer has been asked to go to the local public swimming facilities to collect those "horribly insensitive" posters. After all, the Red Cross is made up of volunteers who rely on donations. Never mind the flooding still goiong on in Texas and W Va, and that we're in the midst of hurricane season in FL, priorities are priorities, right? And at least 99% of the donors are either unaware of this non-controversy or don't give a rat's a** or are angry that the Red Cross would shamelessly capitulate to...
  • Immigration boss who barred feds from terror suspect up for award, but agency won't say why

    06/22/2016 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/22/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    A U.S. immigration official blamed in a federal report for barring law enforcement agents from a suspect in the San Bernardino terror attack has been nominated for a prestigious agency award – but her bosses in Washington refuse to say what she did to earn consideration. Irene Martin heads the San Bernardino U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, where last December, she allegedly blocked five armed Department of Homeland Security agents from the man authorities say supplied the firepower in the deadly attack a day earlier. Although an Inspector General's report found she acted improperly, and then lied to investigators,...
  • Horowitz: Donald Trump’s Speech Is a Game Changer

    06/13/2016 5:26:33 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jun 2016 | David Horowitz
    Donald Trump’s speech on national security, which he delivered the day after the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, will change the dynamic of this election. The speech was specific, detailed, and on the money. Trump showed how strategic securing the border is, how important stopping immigration from terror zones like Syria is, and how deadly political correctness has become. Political correctness – which transforms the Islamic world, which has a lot to answer for, from aggressors into innocent victims – functions as a shield for Islamic terrorists, and handcuffs law-abiding citizens prompting them not to report suspicious activities by Muslims...
  • GOP to Trump: Stop Alienating Latinos

    06/06/2016 7:51:29 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/6/16 | Eric Bradner and Phil Mattingly
    Top Republican officials and donors are increasingly worried about the threat Donald Trump's attack on a judge's Mexican heritage could pose to their party's chances in November -- and about the GOP's ability to win Latino votes for many elections to come. Trump is under fire for repeatedly accusing U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University, of bias because of his Mexican heritage. Those concerns intensified Sunday after Trump said he would have the same concerns about the impartiality of a Muslim judge.
  • TV Review: Did We Really Need a Roots Remake? No, but …

    05/30/2016 11:03:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    The Root ^ | May 30, 2016 | MARTIN JOHNSON
    I vividly recall the original iteration of the TV miniseries Roots. It was January 1977, and I was 17. Like most young people that age, my life was rapidly growing independent of my parents, who were increasingly consumed by the vagaries of their workplaces. Yet, when the series debuted, it was must-see TV in the Johnson household. We stopped what we were doing and watched it together and enthusiastically each night. We even cheered during the show, notable since we were often too darned middle class to cheer while watching football games on TV. The miniseries cleaned up during awards...
  • Monty Python's John Cleese Says Our PC Culture Offends Him...

    05/13/2016 1:49:11 PM PDT · by fella · 65 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 4 May 2016 | Nathan Litchman
    Monty Python's John Cleese Says Our PC Culture Offends Him...
  • When Excess Is A Virtue [Brit Historian Read by Rush Limbaugh Today]

    05/10/2016 11:37:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/23/16 | Paul Johnson
    THE MENTAL INFECTION known as “political correctness” is one of the most dangerous intellectual afflictions ever to attack mankind... ....it’s good news that Donald Trump is doing so well in the American political primaries. He is vulgar, abusive, nasty, rude, boorish and outrageous. He is also saying what he thinks and, more important, teaching Americans how to think for themselves again. No one could be a bigger contrast to the spineless, pusillanimous and underdeserving Barack Obama, who has never done a thing for himself and is entirely the creation of reverse discrimination. Under Obama the U.S.–by far the richest and...
  • Brad Torgersen on H. P. Lovecraft's cultural Marxist critics

    05/11/2016 10:33:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 11, 2016 | Brad Torgersen
    I am not a Lovecraft devotee, since horror is not really my niche. I've been tangentially aware of the surge in Lovecraft-bashing, ever since World Fantasy Convention caved in on their trophy squabble. Now that the man's literary works are falling into the public domain, it seems there are a heap of people who want to re-do, un-do, re-work, or otherwise "colonize" the man's fiction legacy. Ah, cultural Marxism: same as it ever was. Here's the rub, though. Seeing people who are literally babies in the field, already planting their flags as "historic" persons, come to overturn the smelly...
  • When Excess Is A Virtue

    05/08/2016 4:15:59 PM PDT · by billorites · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 19, 2016 | Paul Johnson
    THE MENTAL INFECTION known as “political correctness” is one of the most dangerous intellectual afflictions ever to attack mankind. The fact that we began by laughing at it–and to some extent, still do–doesn’t diminish its venom one bit. PC has an enormous appeal to the semieducated, one reason that it’s struck roots among overseas students at minor colleges. But it also appeals to pseudo-intellectuals everywhere, since it evokes the strong streak of cowardice notable among those wielding academic authority nowadays. Any empty-headed student with a powerful voice can claim someone (never specified) will be “hurt” by a hitherto harmless term,...
  • Fighting Political Correctness In The Age Of Trump

    05/03/2016 3:22:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    When it was announced that Harriet Tubman would displace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, there were two sets of dramatically different reactions among Republicans on social media. One group passed around links to a National Review piece celebrating the decision to “tell the story of a deeply-religious, gun-toting Republican who fought for freedom in defiance of the laws of a government that refused to recognize her rights.”
  • Dishonoring Jackson for Affirmative Action Absurdity

    04/25/2016 8:37:22 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/24/16 | Pat Buchanan
    In Samuel Eliot Morison’s “The Oxford History of the American People,” there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman. “An illiterate field hand, (Tubman) not only escaped herself but returned repeatedly and guided more than 300 slaves to freedom.” Morison, however, devotes most of five chapters to the greatest soldier-statesman in American history, save Washington, that pivotal figure between the Founding Fathers and the Civil War – Andrew Jackson. Slashed by a British officer in the Revolution, and a POW at 14, the orphaned Jackson went west, rose to head up the Tennessee militia, crushed an Indian uprising at Horseshoe...
  • The Politicization of the English Language

    04/07/2016 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Last week, French President Francois Hollande met President Obama in Washington to discuss joint strategies for stopping the sort of radical Islamic terrorists who have killed dozens of innocents in Brussels, Paris and San Bernardino in recent months. Hollande at one point explicitly referred to the violence as "Islamist terrorism." The White House initially deleted that phrase from the audio translation of the official video of the Hollande-Obama meeting, only to restore it when questioned. Did the Obama administration assume that if the public could not hear the translation of the French president saying "Islamist terrorism," then perhaps Hollande did...
  • Campus Lunacy, Part II

    04/06/2016 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Professor Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He recently wrote an article titled "The hypocrisy behind the student renaming craze." Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex. Stanford students have demanded the renaming of buildings, malls and streets bearing the name of the recently canonized Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Franciscan priest who was often unkind to American Indians. Harvard Law School is getting rid of its seal because it bears...
  • British Extremist Films Pro-Jihad Screed on Open Street with Passers-by

    04/01/2016 9:58:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 31 Mar, 2016 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    Just days after the Brussels bombings, a British extremist released a pro-jihad screed filmed on a rainy city street as a passerby strides through the shot without skipping a step. The material he was filming was promoted and distributed Thursday via ISIS Telegram channels. London-based bus driver Abu Haleema, an associate of extremist Anjem Choudary, was arrested in spring 2015 by Scotland Yard; he'd warned in a video two months before that "we’re going to see the black flag of sharia in the White House, we’re going to see the black flag of sharia over Windsor castle, we’re going to...
  • At least FIFTY ISIS supporters are working as baggage handlers at Brussels airport

    03/31/2016 8:05:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/31/2016 | JOHN STEVENS
    Police at Brussels airport have claimed at least 50 Islamic State supporters are working there as baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff. In an astonishing open letter, the officers said they have warned about the terrorist sympathisers whose security badges give them access to planes, but they remain employed. The airport police, who are threatening to go on strike because of security deficiencies, also said they have raised the issue of terrorists scouting the airport to plan possible attacks. The extraordinary claims come after the Mail reported how the family of two of the bombers involved in the attacks last...
  • University Moves to Fire Conservative Professor Over His Political Views

    03/30/2016 8:15:33 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 24 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 3/30/16 | Austin Ruse
    Marquette University has moved to suspend and then fire Professor John McAdams for backing a student who tried to defend man-woman marriage when a leftist teaching assistant shut the student down.
  • College Intelligentsia Strike Again: Professor Fired for Political Views

    03/29/2016 7:22:55 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    Marquette University professor John McAdams has been suspended from his position. His crime? Writing on a post on his personal blog that criticized the actions of another professor, who had instructed her students not to voice their opinions if they were anti-gay marriage or anti-gay adoption. It’s important to note that McAdams didn’t take a policy position in his post. He simply made the suggestion that – gasp! – students should have the freedom to voice their opinions in an academic setting. Sadly, as McAdams accurately points out in his post, “Of course, only certain groups have the privilege of...
  • American Univ. profs: saying ‘all lives matter’ is ‘white supremacy’

    03/23/2016 6:59:27 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Mar 22, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    Dozens of professors from American University’s Washington College of Law (WCL) openly condemned an unknown student as a white supremacist for posting a sign with the catchphrase “All Lives Matter” on a faculty member’s door. “The ‘All Lives Matter’ sign might seem to be a benign message with no ill intent, but it has become a rallying cry for many who espouse ideas of white supremacy and overt racism, as well as those who do not believe the laws should equally protect those who have a different skin color or religion,” the professors wrote in a statement to the WCL...
  • Social Media Data Reveals America’s Most Politically Correct and Prejudiced States

    03/18/2016 1:47:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 17, 2016 | JOEY STIPEK,
    Social media provides a raw look at the American psyche, biases and prejudices included. One website decided to take a look at just how biased and prejudiced parts of the country were and were not. Abodo, an apartment hunting site, examined 12 million tweets made between June 2014 until December 2015. The website searched for homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic, and other types of slurs, and was able to identify areas where those people lived. Adobo then filtered the categories by gender, learning disabilities, location, and race. Among the ten worst offenders of derogatory and prejudiced language in the United States...
  • Political Correctness has Neutered Patriotism [vanity]

    03/13/2016 6:04:42 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 48 replies
    Seeing the Chicago Rally with a fresh perspective: On 9-11-01 most of the passengers in the commercial jets cooperated with terrorists. Why? Political correctness dictated that they do so. Who turned out to be right? The passengers of United 93 -- this century's first stark example of patriotic courage. At the Chicago rally most of the Trump supporters avoided confrontations. Who turned out to be right? In that case there was NO WAY that any patriotic civilian could do the right thing. The law plays favorites against patriotism, especially in thuggish hellholes like Chicago. So sure, a man could keep...
  • The Leftist Fascists Take Over College Campuses

    03/02/2016 9:42:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Last Thursday, all hell broke loose at California State University Los Angeles. Hundreds of students gathered to chant slogans, block entrances and exits to the student union auditorium, rough up those who wished to enter, pull the fire alarm, and trap other students inside that auditorium under threat of violence. Police officers stood aside and allowed that mob to violate basic safety protocols, reportedly at the behest of the school administration. Why? Because I was coming to speak. I had been scheduled to speak at Cal State Los Angeles for weeks. Young America's Foundation had organized the Fred R. Allen...
  • Nobody Really Cares About Your Feelings, College Kids

    02/29/2016 9:07:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-29-16 | Matt Walsh
    I’m assured that, on occasion, learning still happens on college campuses. I have not detected any evidence of this, but I accept it as a matter of faith. People I trust have assured me that universities are not just bastions of cultish indoctrination — there’s a lot of sex and beer pong, too. But sometimes, I’m informed, a rebellious student might endeavor to adsorb an actual fact or piece of knowledge. Again, I cannot independently confirm this shocking claim. These rogue learners aside, it’s obvious that college is often a place where students go to erase from their minds any...
  • Chelsea Handler: "Being Politically Correct Isn't Working For America"

    01/18/2016 2:21:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 1-18-2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    Chelsea Handler said political correctness isn't working for Americans. In a op-ed written for The Daily Beast, the 40-year-old comedian said she sat down with representatives from the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, American Indians in Film & Television and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "We had an honest discussion about whether or not it's funny, appropriate, helpful, or hurtful to traffic in ethnic, racial, and religious stereotypes," Handler said. Handler said they all "ended up smiling and laughing about examples of politically incorrect humor because they could see...
  • Harvard abolishes title "master" in slavery row

    02/25/2016 7:45:47 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/25/16 | Sean Coughlan
    Harvard University in the US is going to remove the word "master" from academic titles, after protests from students who claimed the title had echoes of slavery. House masters, in charge of residential halls at the university, will become known as "faculty deans". Harvard Law School is also deciding whether to change its official seal, because of links to slavery.
  • The Ten Worst Colleges for Free Speech (But Why Are There Any?)

    02/24/2016 6:58:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Just how bad colleges have become when it comes to free speech and toleration for anyone who disagrees with those who hold power cannot be underestimated. Many Americans who think back fondly on their college days decades ago are shocked to learn the truth. Toward that end, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has just released its Top Ten list—the worst colleges and universities in the country last year when it came to freedom of speech. Introducing the list, FIRE’s president Greg Lukianoff writes, “The past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or...
  • Obama's Mosque Speech Was A Dangerous Fantasy

    02/04/2016 12:46:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 4, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Many of the president's ideas about 'tolerance' are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate.For eight years now, the president has reprimanded the American people for their attitudes about Islam. And Barack Obama's big speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore -- granted, filled with many harmless platitudes -- was no different, leaving little room for any honest dialogue about ideology or faith. Many of the president's ideas about "tolerance," in fact, are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate. Acceptance of outsiders is an American virtue, yes. Do we have to embrace all ideas, as...
  • When punishing dissenters is in vogue

    02/01/2016 2:21:52 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 1, 2016 | Tammy Bruce
    The appeal of Mr. Trump, in its face, is clear. He rips away the scourge of political correctness, a virus that is destroying the country from within. We’re all rightly concerned about terrorism, but that’s a cancer that will only finish off this nation. The tipping point for me was last week’s absurd drama surrounding new attacks by the Trump gang on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. She’s “unfair” we’re told, and shouldn’t moderate the debate. This stemmed from the first debate when Ms. Kelly asked Mr. Trump to explain his attitude toward women many consider misogynistic. Yes, you can be...
  • St. Paul school kisses Valentine's Day, other 'dominant holidays,' goodbye

    01/28/2016 10:37:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1/28/2016
    Valentine's Day is the first that will pass without notice at Bruce Vento Elementary. Celebrations of Valentine’s Day and the other “dominant holidays” are ending at one St. Paul elementary school, according to a letter from the principal addressed to families. Principal Scott Masini of Bruce Vento Elementary School, whose student body is overwhelmingly nonwhite, explained in the letter that “my personal feeling is we need to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of our student population.” With Valentine’s Day a little more than two weeks away, Masini noted, “I have come to the...
  • Yoga Class Canceled over ‘Cultural Issues’ Brought Back with Politically Correct Instructor

    01/27/2016 11:29:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 26, 2016 9:06am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The University of Ottawa yoga class that was canceled due to concerns of cultural appropriation will be returning with an Indian instructor. In November, the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa informed yoga instructor Jennifer Scharf that her class catering to students with disabilities would be canceled because of the "cultural issues and implications" involved with a white woman teaching a yoga class. [...] Now, CBC News reports the yoga class is returning to the University of Ottawa with an Indian instructor named Priya Shah. Unlike Scharf, who had been teaching the yoga class for seven years, Shah became...
  • Matthews: Who'll Watch 'The Two Cuban Guys' If Trump Doesn't Debate?

    01/26/2016 5:09:46 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that in some future presidential election, two Mexican-American candidates are vying for the Dem nomination. The Dem front-runner announces he won't participate in the next debate. And a conservative pundit sneeringly says "who's going to watch a debate between the two Mexican guys?" Now imagine all hell descending on that hapless conservative for his breach of political correctness. Will anything similar befall Chris Matthews? Of course not. But on Hardball this evening, as news was breaking that Donald Trump won't participate in Thursday's debate in protest over Megyn Kelly's presence on the panel, Matthews said "who's going to watch...
  • Oscar Voter: Diversity Push Is Ageist and 'Insulting to Black People'

    01/25/2016 12:16:54 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Milton Justice
    Having won an Oscar, I'm safe. Otherwise, I suppose I would have had to get my agent at CAA to write a letter assuring the Academy that even though I haven't produced a film in the past 10 years, there are three scripts on his desk he has not yet been able to set up, thus indicating activity in the past 10 years. That is, unless you can count the short film I directed, which made it into several festivals, or the web series I directed, which was nominated for a Producers Guild Award. Or do the 15 years I've...
  • GMA Hosts Argue Over Calling Caught-on-Tape Robber 'Alleged'

    01/16/2016 5:22:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do your Allen Iverson imitation, but instead of "practice," try saying "alleged" in your most disbelieving voice. . . On today's Good Morning America, the normally politically-correct Dan Harris took surprising issue with Ron Claiborne's insistence on calling a caught-on-tape convenience store shooter an "alleged" robber. The show rolled the security video several times, showing the "alleged" robber repeatedly shooting right at the woman at the register. Said an incredulous Harris "I like how you call him an 'alleged' robber. I think we can say, given the video, he did it." Responded Claiborne: "I'm not going there, Dan. Innocent till...
  • The Year The Politically Correct Chickens Came Home To Roost

    01/05/2016 6:51:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 4, 2016 | Robert Tracinsky
    In last year’s roundup of the top stories of the year, I argued that 2014 was the year we were all drafted into the culture wars. “This is the year when we were served noticed that we won’t be allowed to stand on the sidelines, because we will not be allowed to think differently from the left.” The signature story of the year was the comet shirt guy, a mild-mannered scientist caught wearing the wrong shirt on television. That case served notice that “To be targeted by accusations of misogyny, you don’t have to be a beer-chugging ‘bro’ who spends...
  • Texas Restaurants' Politically Incorrect Warning Signs

    12/22/2015 8:16:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    MyHighPlains.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Deborah Wrigley
    A restaurant chain in Houston warns customers the store is "politically incorrect." At least, according to the sign outside the door. It greets guests at five Berryhill owned restaurants in the area. "We say Merry Christmas and salute our flag. Oh, wow!" They first appeared about two weeks ago. "Yeah, I guess the political correctness has gone overboard sometimes."
  • Even more college terms and titles soon to be deemed troublesome and offensive

    12/13/2015 9:43:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Dave Huber
    In a day and age when the campus foolishness quotient never seems to stop increasing (after all, do away with a building named "Lynch" because of the "racial" overtones?), it is time to take a look at a few college-related terms and titles which may shortly be on the chopping block. Obviously, a replacement must be sought for master's degree. (Skeptical? Hah!) A bachelor's degree is overtly and blatantly sexist. What about unmarried females, after all, don't they count? Suitable replacement Unattached (insert preferred pronoun) degree. "Associate degree" - the first three letters could be viewed as denigrating the achievement....
  • Today's treasonous establishment senate resolution guarantees the Trump Revolution!!

    12/10/2015 12:24:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 103 replies
    Go, Trump, GO!! Trounce the Marxist/fascist treasonous open borders establishment who are hellbent on destroying our Judeo-Christian society! Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
  • USS Jackson: Choice of name for Navy ship sparks criticism

    12/10/2015 9:44:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)—The commissioning of the USS Jackson, a littoral combat ship, has angered activists who don't want to see President Andrew Jackson honored. The new ship, also designated LCS 6, was commissioned in Mississippi on Saturday and honors Jackson, Mississippi, which the Navy noted in a news release is named for former President Andrew Jackson. The ship is the Navy's third to bear the seventh president's name. The designation comes amid a nationwide review of Jackson's legacy; activists who have fought having his name celebrated were dismayed to learn of the name the Navy had chosen.