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  • The Problem with Dartmouth

    04/18/2014 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Dartmouth College has a problem. Protestors occupied the president's office at the Ivy League school a couple of weeks ago and demanded more "womyn or people of color" faculty, coverage of sex-change operations on the student health plan, and "gender-neutral bathrooms," among other things. Now Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon has responded with a call "to end the extreme behaviors that are in conflict with our mission." But Hanlon's aim seems focused almost exclusively on the campus fraternity system, and his solution -- a committee to look into "high-risk drinking, sexual assault and inclusivity" -- appears more a way to...
  • Tatchell: "Gay" Is Used to Distract People from Homosexuals' Sexuality

    04/16/2014 2:51:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 34 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 11 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    I've written about the hijacking of language by the Left and some of its manifestations. There are many other aspects of it, like the wounds inflicted on grammar by the use of "they", "them", "theirs" in reference to a singular subject. For example: "Everyone knows what they are doing" or "The user must log in with their password". This is done only because it's politically incorrect to use "he", "him", "his", to cover both men and women, as it allegedly gives men a status of superiority (the same as in saying "man" to mean "the human species"). Politically correct writers...
  • The New Inquisition

    04/10/2014 4:35:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What if you believed that the planet might not have warmed up the last two decades, even though carbon emissions reached all-time highs? Or, if the earth did heat up, you thought that it was not caused by human activity? Or, if global warming were the fault of mankind, you trusted that the slight increases would not make all that much difference? The Los Angeles Times would not print your letter to the editor to that effect. The CEO of Apple Inc. might advise that you should "get out of this stock." Or maybe if you were a skeptical climatologist,...
  • Ban the Redskins? Why stop there?

    04/07/2014 2:56:15 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 13 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 2, 2014 | Paul Winters
    In reality this entire hoopla was not sprung up by native Americans, but a VERY small group of "progressives" who apparently split from their comrades who busy themselves protesting the pledge of allegiance, nativity displays and the like. Dignitas News was able to infiltrate a high level meeting of the Progressive PC Police team, as they discussed the ongoing dispute over the Washington Redskins team mascot and branding. The following are excerpts from their strategy meeting: NE Patriots-On top of being potentially anti-British, it harkens to our militaristic past. How about the New England Global Villagers? NY Jets-Commercial air transit...
  • West Point cadets take journey through Jersey City's cultural melting pot

    04/05/2014 3:21:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal NJ.com ^ | April 4 , 2014
    In a sign of respect, cadets from the United State Military Academy at West Point removed their shoes and military caps as they entered the Muslim Federation of New Jersey in Jersey City this afternoon. --The cadets began their three-day cultural field trip Thursday. Before they end their journey tomorrow, the cadets will have visited Egyptian churches, various mosques and Islamic centers, Jewish synagogues, Mormon communities and more.
  • MOZILLA, MO’ PROBLEMS: RITUAL SACRIFICE IN SILICON VALLEY

    04/02/2014 2:38:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    First Things ^ | 4/2/2014
    Silicon Valley is in an uproar. Angry blog posts have been written, resignations tendered, and boycotts organized, with no sign that the furor is likely to abate. Seeing such ruckus, a casual observer might assume that some fallout had finally resulted from the shocking revelation that several of the largest names in the technology industry—including Google, Apple, Intel, and others—have secretly colluded to drive down wages among software engineers and executives for the better part of the past decade. In fact it concerns nothing of the sort, but rather the appointment of a man named Brendan Eich to the role...
  • CARSON: Political correctness and the slavery of Obamacare

    03/19/2014 9:06:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Speech taboos are meant to silence patriotic dissentWhen I was in high school in Detroit, there was a great deal of emphasis on clothing. As I became increasingly interested in fitting in with the “in crowd,” fashion supplanted academic achievement in my hierarchy of importance. My grades plummeted and I became a person who was less pleasant and more self-absorbed. My mother was very disappointed, because she thought I had enough insight and intelligence to avoid the flypaper trap of acting like everyone else. Fortunately, after wasting a year pursuing acceptance, I realized that my dreams went far beyond silk...
  • Science and Reason vs. Political Correctness

    03/06/2014 4:55:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama entered office promising to restore the sanctity of science. Instead, a fresh war against science, statistics and reason is being waged on behalf of politically correct politics. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, the president attempted to convert national outrage into new gun-control legislation. Specifically, he focused on curtailing semi-automatic "assault" rifles. But there is no statistical evidence that such guns -- semi-automatic rifles that have mostly cosmetic changes to appear similar to banned military-style fully automatic assault weapons -- lead to increased gun-related crimes. The promiscuous availability of illegal handguns does. They're used in the vast majority of...
  • Court: School can ban US flag shirts for safety

    02/28/2014 12:17:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 27, 2014 | PAUL ELIAS,
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials' concerns of racial violence outweighed students' freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on...
  • Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

    02/23/2014 9:11:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    Psychology Benefits Society ^ | February 7, 2014 | http://psychologybenefits.org/2014/02/07/anti-lgbt-microaggressions/
    (big time BARF ALERT!)When I was a little kid, I used to hear my brothers, cousins, and friends say things like “That’s so gay!” on a pretty regular basis. I would usually laugh along, hoping with all my might that they didn’t know my secret. My parents and other adults in my life would tell me things like “Boys don’t cry” or “Be a man!” which essentially was their way of telling me that being emotional was forbidden or a sign of weakness. When I was a teenager, there were a few boys at my high school who ridiculed me,...
  • NFL could introduce 15-yard penalty for racial slur: Report

    02/22/2014 6:46:11 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 157 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | QMI AGENCY
    The NFL could be set for a radical rule change. The new penalty, which will be automatic 15-yards if a player uses the N-word, is set to be introduced during the league’s owner’s meetings in March, according to a CBS Sports report. John Wooten, who heads up the Fritz Pollard Alliance which pays attention to diversity in the NFL, says he expects the NFL’s competition committee to suggest creating a rule penalizing players who use the N-word. The rule would also include the potential for players to get ejected from the game, if they use the word a second time....
  • HORROR! Cop instantly shoots, kills teen who answered door holding video game controller

    02/19/2014 3:37:02 PM PST · by servo1969 · 220 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-19-2014 | Robby Soave
    A Georgia family is in shock following the death of their 17-year-old son, who was accidentally killed by a police officer who believed the video game controller he was holding was a gun, according to the family’s lawyer. Christopher Roupe of Euharlee, Georgia heard a knock at the door of the family’s home last Friday night. Upon opening the door, he was immediately shot by a female police officer. Roupe was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital. The officer broke down it tears upon realizing her mistake, according to The New York Daily News. She had been making...
  • Christian School Drops Nickname – Cites “Offensive” to Muslims

    02/12/2014 9:14:01 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 226 replies
    http://www.conservativeinfidel.com ^ | Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 | Rick Wells
    In a globalist, politically correct system of government, where any minority is given preferential status over the majority, especially a Christian majority, some things just have to change. That is the case with having a school mascot and nickname of “Crusaders.” How could a Christian school expect to get away with a mascot that is not Sharia compliant in the first place? The school, Maranatha Baptist University in Wisconsin has announced they will drop their old name, but haven’t yet determined. The Crusades were so long ago, and with the increasing pressure to accommodate Islam in all aspects of American...
  • THE PENTAGON’S BOW TO ISLAMIC EXTREMISM

    02/12/2014 12:11:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 64 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/12/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    “Caving to pressure from Muslim groups, the Pentagon has relaxed uniform rules to allow Islamic beards, turbans, and hijabs. It’s a major win for political correctness and a big loss for military unit cohesion,” said a recent report. This new relaxation of rules for Muslims comes at a time when the FBI is tracking more than 100 suspected jihadi-infiltrators of the U.S. military. Just last month, Craig Benedict Baxam, a former Army soldier and convert to Islam, was sentenced to seven years in prison due to his al-Qaeda/jihadi activities. Also last month, Mozaffar Khazaee, an Iranian-American working for the Defense...
  • Chevrolet Showcases Gay Families In Olympics Opening Ceremony Ad

    02/07/2014 2:40:03 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/8/2014 | Ben Popken
    Coming just a week after Coke made waves when it aired the first Super Bowl ad to showcase a set of same-sex parents, the car-maker's new campaign is called "The New Us" and portrays a series of wide-ranging families. "And while what it means to be a family hasn't changed," intones the Chevrolet narration over clips that include nuclear families, mixed race couples, adoptive parents, gay and lesbian parents, combinations of the above, and others, "what a family looks like, has. This is the new us." The games have been criticized for taking place in Russia, which has made "gay...
  • Jerry Seinfeld's Blunt Take on Diversity in Comedy: 'Who Cares?'

    02/05/2014 12:14:13 PM PST · by grundle · 36 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Dave Nemetz
    According to Jerry Seinfeld, comedy and political correctness don't mix. The "Seinfeld" star had some surprisingly blunt things to say about the perceived lack of diversity on his shows in a chat with BuzzFeed and CBS News. In the clip above, the host brings up the fact that most of the guests Seinfeld has had on his Web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," have been white males. Seinfeld is clearly uncomfortable with the line of questioning, muttering, "Oh, this really pisses me off." He continues, "People think it's the census or something? Does this [have to] represent the actual...
  • Muslim Refugee Gropes Women, Blames Cultural Differences, Avoids Jail [New Zealand]

    02/02/2014 10:07:02 AM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Judge Jane Farish Women in Port Hill, New Zealand can feel confident because their legal system values the Port Hill Groper’s standing in the Muslim community more than their safety. The family of the man accused of being “The Port Hills Groper” fears he’ll be ostracised by their Muslim community if his identity is revealed, a court was told today. Name suppression was continued for the 63-year-old today after a judge decided he may have psychological issues if he was found guilty of grabbing, groping, and licking 15 women on the running trails. I’m sure any psychological issues that he...
  • NYC School Cuts Gifted Program for "Lack of Diversity"

    02/01/2014 5:09:20 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Another case of political correctness gone awry: a school in Brooklyn has decided to scrap its gifted and talented program after accusations that the program was not "diverse" enough. Citing a lack of diversity, PS 139 Principal Mary McDonald informed parents in a letter that the Students of Academic Rigor and two other in-house programs would no longer accept applications for incoming kindergartners. “Our Kindergarten classes will be heterogeneously grouped to reflect the diversity of our student body and the community we live in,” McDonald told parents in a letter posted on the photo-sharing site flickr and obtained by Ditmas...
  • Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'

    01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/31/2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com. Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. “But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed...
  • Under Obama, TSA harasses children, elderly, and disabled, but gives Muslim Brotherhood a pass

    01/21/2014 3:06:29 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 21, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Under Obama, the TSA harasses children, the elderly, and the disabled, but gives members of the Muslim Brotherhood a pass The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization.It was recently reported that in April 2012, the Obama administration allowed members of the Muslim Brotherhood to skip TSA screening.Meanwhile, the Obama administration gave a very invasive patdown to a three-year-old boy in a wheelchair, which caused the boy to tremble in fear.The Obama administration gave an aggressive patdown to a seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy.The Obama administration said that a four-year-old girl was a “high security threat.”The Obama...
  • Obama considers revoking trademark for Washington Redskins because some people said it was offensive

    01/21/2014 1:29:52 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 21, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama considers revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people said it was offensive It was recently reported that the Obama administration was considering revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people said it was offensive.This could set a horrible precedent.Just about every R-rated movie includes content that someone would consider offensive, whether that content be violence, sex, profanity, etc. The same can be said for the content of many books, the lyrics of many songs, the content of many paintings, etc. If any copyright, patent, trademark, etc., can be...
  • Cleveland Indians Changing Primary Logo From Chief Wahoo to ‘Block C’

    01/09/2014 7:57:20 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    http://nesn.com/ ^ | 01/09/2014 | Ricky Doyle
    The Cleveland Indians are changing their primary logo from the traditional Chief Wahoo to the far less polarizing “Block C,” according to Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas. There won’t be any changes to the Indians’ uniforms, and the Chief Wahoo logo will still appear on the club’s home cap and sleeves. Fans probably won’t notice too much of a difference — at least next season — in the wake of this change. There will be less of Chief Wahoo and more of the “Block C,” but Chief Wahoo will still be kicking around. Chief Wahoo has been the club’s primary logo...
  • Government agency calls 'Redskins' offensive

    01/09/2014 7:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 01/09/2014 | Lisa Desjardins
    Washington (CNN) – The heated debate over the Washington Redskins name has now moved beyond living rooms and corporate offices to the U.S. government itself, with one agency making an unequivocal ruling that the term "Redskins" is offensive slang. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected an application to trademark the name "Redskins Hog Rind," writing that the term "Redskins" is "a derogatory slang term that refers to, and is considered offensive by, American Indians." The agency cited five definitions from online dictionaries - from The Oxford Dictionary to Yahoo – that labeled the word as offensive or disparaging. In...
  • Philly cops to have new policy for interactions with transgender community

    01/07/2014 6:45:18 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 37 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 01/07/2014 | DAVID GAMBACORTA,
    THE PHILADELPHIA Police Department will soon implement a new set of guidelines for how officers interact with transgender people. Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel worked with members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to fine-tune the nine-page directive, police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said. "The times have evolved, and not just within the Police Department," Stanford said yesterday. "You see it across the board in so many different areas. We have to learn to adapt to the times."
  • HISD school bus drivers disciplined for praying after child's death

    01/05/2014 9:06:40 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    KTRK-TV (Houston TX) ^ | December 31, 2013 | Deborah Wrigley
    Houston ISD bus drivers came together to support a coworker and to protest a move by the school district. Related Content More: Free ABC13 iPhone, iPad and Android apps More: Got a story idea? Let us know! Several drivers were reprimanded for praying with that coworker, after she lost a child. In response to that -- they're praying even more. On December 16, a 12-year-old girl was struck by a car as she walked home from school in north Harris County. She would later die from her injuries. She was the daughter of an HISD bus driver, whose coworkers rallied...
  • Facebook Censors The People's Cube for 12 Hours (posted Lesbian Joke)

    01/05/2014 9:00:06 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 1-4-14 | Red Square
    Our Dyke Dynasty picture was becoming viral on Facebook when some caring and sensitive citizen reported it to management. As a result, the picture was removed from the People's Cube page and the People's Album because it violated FB Community Standards. In addition, The People's Cube was blocked from posting on Facebook for the next 12 hours. What standard did the image violate? At first we thought it triggered their "Graphic Content" standard with the shockingly disturbing, graphic depiction of Rosie O'Donnell with a beard. Or was it the sinister and painful visual of Rachel Maddow blowing her Dyke Call?...
  • Redskins: National Poll Proves 'Very Few People' Want Name Change

    01/03/2014 11:52:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Breitbart Sports
    A Public Policy Polling poll found that 71% of the country--including a majority of Democrats, Republicans, and independents, do not want the Washington Redskins to change their name. According to the poll, 90 percent of Republicans, 59 percent of Democrats, and 65% of independents believe the team should not change their name. The poll found that 18% feel the team should change their name.
  • The Gay Thought Police Lose One

    12/28/2013 1:02:49 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    A&E has caved and Phil Robertson will remain on Duck Dynasty: As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people’s home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principals. That is why we reacted so quickly and strongly to a recent interview with Phil Robertson. While Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family...
  • Pro-hetero or anti-gay?

    12/28/2013 8:03:05 AM PST · by ealgeone · 24 replies
    Vanity | 12/28/2013 | ealgeone
    I guess we're gonna have to change the dialogue on this like we did abortion. When someone says you're anti gay just reply you're pro-hetero instead. Instead of loud and proud we're straight and true. I also think we should start pushing companies to recognize all straight people. Our economic impact is far greater than the homos.
  • The Case for Female SEALs (More PC Insanity)

    12/28/2013 7:27:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 24, 2013 | Elliot Ackerman
    Last month, three women became the first of their sex to graduate from the Marine Corps’ famously grueling Advanced Infantry Training Course. The Marine Corps was asking a simple question by running small groups through these courses in experimental test batches, two to five women at a time: Can the female body withstand the rigors of infantry training? The answer, these women showed, is that it can. So far much of the debate surrounding integration has focused on the physical capabilities of women, as if this were the singular issue. Admittedly the strain of infantry training, or even combat, is...
  • Effectively confronting the speech and religion Nazis

    12/27/2013 7:15:40 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    renewamerica.us ^ | 12-27-13 | Chris Adamo
    Real America is understandably abuzz over the Phil Robertson Controversy. Robertson, the patriarch of the Arts and Entertainment Network series "Duck Dynasty," has been accused of every possible crime against humanity ever since word of his interview with GQ magazine, containing his blunt assessment of homosexuality as sin, became known to the public. According to the homosexual advocacy, along with their parakeets among the media elite, Robertson was expressing "hate and intolerance" (their standard characterization of any disagreement with their lifestyle choices). Furthermore, in a clear expression of their real regard for "tolerance," they insist that he and his kind...
  • A Twitter Message About AIDS, Africa and Race (thought police strike again!)

    12/21/2013 9:30:19 AM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 11 replies
    State-controlled New York Times ^ | December 20, 2013 | By ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    A message about race and AIDS in Africa posted on the Twitter account of a public relations executive at an Internet media giant caused an outcry on Twitter and the web on Friday. The message, from the account of Justine Sacco, the communications director for InterActiveCorp, better known as IAC, read: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” IAC is the corporate parent of more than three dozen companies, including Match.com, The Daily Beast and Dictionary.com. The company, based in New York City, also owns BlackPeopleMeet.com, a dating site for African-Americans. “This is an outrageous,...
  • The Non Religious Winter Birth Diorama

    12/19/2013 6:19:01 PM PST · by The_Harlequin
    Uncommon Sense ^ | 12-17-13 | Chris Shugart
    A wild hare takes part in a rally race somewhere in Spain.
  • Lockheed cuts ties with Boy Scouts

    12/19/2013 1:07:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 123 replies
    Marietta (GA) Daily Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Jon Gillooly
    The Lockheed Martin Corp. is cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America because the group does not allow gay Scout leaders, officials told the MDJ on Wednesday. “While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies,” said Lockheed spokesman Gordon Johndroe. The reference to “religious affiliation” has to do with the Boy Scouts’ ban on atheist members.
  • A&E declares war on 'Duck Dynasty's' Christian values

    12/19/2013 8:48:56 AM PST · by rhema · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Duck Dynasty has been sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. By now you probably know that A&E indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, for following the teachings of the Holy Bible. Nothing says tolerance and diversity by silencing the Christians and shoving them in a closet. Between you and me, I think Duck Dynasty ought to indefinitely suspend A&E. Phil ran afoul of intolerant leftwing bullies after making comments about homosexuality to GQ magazine. When the writer asked Phil what he considered to be sinful behavior, he replied: “Start with homosexual behavior and just...
  • CARSON: To counter coarseness, choose civility - The many give in to media-promoted indecency

    12/18/2013 11:22:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    As a youngster, I remember being taught to offer your seat on the bus to any elderly person. It was not unusual to see people offering to help carry a heavy or awkward box when a perfect stranger was obviously struggling with one. In today’s culture, it would not be unusual for the stranger to encounter harsh criticism instead of help, because he failed to appropriately plan the transport of the heavy box. What has produced the coarsening of attitudes in modern society? Are the crude and mean-spirited comments heard on television and read in the print media having an...
  • Liberal rhetoric goes nuclear in 2013

    12/10/2013 12:21:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2013 | Krista Kafer
    Liberals took the nuclear option in 2013 and there may be no return to civil discourse. I'm not talking about curtailing Senate filibusters, although they did that, too, but to the shameful escalation in political rhetoric. Tired of calling conservatives "extreme," "greedy" or "heartless," and having overplayed more creative invectives like "tea-bagger," liberal pundits and politicians took the ad hominem argument to a new low this year. During the Obamacare funding debate, Democrats called their rivals "anarchists," "arsonists," "extortionists," "jihadists," and "kidnappers," words normally associated with criminal activity. They had not quite hit bottom, however. A month later, former MSNBC...
  • Friedman On Coddling: 'Stress Will Be Not Understanding Thick Chinese Accent of First Boss'

    12/10/2013 6:33:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wow! File this one under: what would have happened to a conservative who had made the same un-PC statement? On today's Morning Joe, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, discussing the way American children have fallen behind children in other countries in academic achievement, and are coddled, handed trophies for non-achievement and protected from stress, said: "stress will be not understanding the thick Chinese accent of your first boss. That will be stress." View the video after the jump.
  • The truths you can't tell in today's Britain

    12/05/2013 8:30:07 AM PST · by IChing · 11 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 11/30/13 | Rod Liddle
    My memory gets addled sometimes, so maybe I’m wrong about this. But didn’t it used to be the case that when politicians were caught out lying, they made some sort of shame-faced apology to the nation and begged for our forgiveness? I’m sure that was it, you know. So if I’m right, to judge by the case of our Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, things have turned precisely 180 degrees. Mr Grieve has just offered a full and unqualified apology for having told the truth. I thought that politicians were meant to do that — tell the truth? And what an...
  • Bob Dylan Sued for Racial Hatred in France

    12/03/2013 4:44:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | December 3rd, 2013 | Yori Yanover
    Mrs. Zimmerman's boy has some bad blood going with the Croatians. They just awarded him the French Legion, and then he gets sued for accusing Croatians of murdering lots of Serbs. They did, of course, did the whole Nazi thing, too. Conundrum. They just awarded him the French Legion, and then he gets sued for accusing Croatians of murdering lots of Serbs. They did, of course, did the whole Nazi thing, too. Conundrum. You don’t want to make flippant racial comments in France – that would be the takeaway for legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who’s just been charged with incitement...
  • Gay men push to end 30-year blood donation ban

    12/02/2013 7:39:21 AM PST · by Gritty · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy. Critics say the ban is a hangover from the early, fear-filled days of AIDS, stigmatizing gay men and ignoring advances in treatment and detection in the decades since...
  • “Education” majors accuse UCLA professor of racism for correcting their spelling and grammar

    11/25/2013 6:14:23 PM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    Wall St. Journal report wordpress ^ | November 25, 2013 | Wall St. Journal report Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog “Education” majors accuse UCLA professor of racism for correcting their spelling and grammar Here’s another reason why the “education” major should be abolished. Over at UCLA, approximately 25 “education” majors staged a sit-in, after accusing their professor of racism because he corrected their spelling and grammar. K-12 education would be far better in this country if the “education” major was abolished, and classes were taught by people who had degrees in the subject that they were teaching. Students who major in English literature understand the importance of proper spelling and grammar, and would never think that...
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Lunch

    11/20/2013 8:04:43 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    11-20-13
    "Transgender Day of Remembrance Lunch Join us as and discuss the challenges that the transgendered community faces in the workplace and society. Lunch is provided. This event is brought to you by the [comapanys named] PRIDE Network. Join now."
  • Hate Speech Is Code For Speech I Don’t Agree With

    11/18/2013 4:43:31 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    kirkcameron.com ^ | 11-18-13 | Bill Smith
    Hate speech is code word for speech I do not agree with; speech I want stopped. In the United States of America and any previous English colony, the term “hate speech” should be considered with grave skepticism. What brought me to write about this topic today are several items that came up via electronic media. First, was an Ann Curry accusation of hate speech leveled at Kirk Cameron. I will not address this directly because it is too predictable, but I will argue Cameron’s point of view shortly. Second, there were numerous articles citing Dan Savage making statements that tended...
  • When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

    11/12/2013 7:47:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’Posted By Robert Spencer On November 12, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators.It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing back memories of personal experiences with racism.”The offending photo featured a group of students apparently dressed as soldiers pointing...
  • Pentagon Manual Says White Males Have Unfair Advantage

    11/09/2013 8:55:35 AM PST · by raptor22 · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Novermber 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: A healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian man has unfair advantages in the U.S. military over other soldiers, says a training manual approved by the Pentagon, warning in great detail about a so-called White Male Club. Those who thought the U.S. military was already the ultimate level playing field, a place where skill and fighting ability were what mattered, not gender, race or religious belief, were sadly mistaken, at least according to a 600-plus-page manual used by the military to train its Equal Opportunity officers. According to the manual, put together by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), and...
  • Conservative Parents, Left-Wing Children

    11/05/2013 6:08:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    There is a phenomenon that is rarely commented on but which is as common as it is significant. For at least two generations, countless conservative parents have seen their adult children reject their core values. I have met these parents throughout America. I have spoken with them in person and on my radio show. Many have confided to me -- usually with a resigned sadness -- that one or more of their children has adopted left-wing social, moral and political beliefs. A particularly dramatic recent example was a pastor who told me that he has three sons, all of whom...
  • Londoners Sign Petition for Female Genital Mutilation

    10/29/2013 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 24 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Shocking but revealing. Leyla Hussein, a Somali woman living in London who was subjected to female genital mutilation when she was seven in Somalia, has tried a macabre experiment to test how far the political correctness of the public in the British capital would go. She asked shoppers to sign a petition supporting FGM, telling them she wanted to protect her “culture, traditions and rights”. Ms Hussein astonishingly found that only one person out of 20 refused to sign her petition. She said to the London Evening Standard: “I kept using the word ‘it’s just mutilation’. They were like...
  • 'The Pornography of Meat': School offers course exploring connection between misogyny and meat

    10/24/2013 3:50:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 79 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/23/13 | Katherine Timpf
    A California college has invited a speaker to teach students that eating meat is misogynistic, and that our society degrades fish because "we don't view them as individuals." The lecture, titled "The Sexual Politics of Meat," will take place at the University of Redlands on Monday, and is to explore the "relationship between patriarchal values and meat eating by interweaving the insights of feminism, vegetarianism, animal defense, and literary theory," according to the official website of the speaker, Carol J. Adams. The lecture will be based on a book she wrote by the same name, which explores "the hidden connections...
  • What Isn't Racist? According to the Media, Nothing

    10/24/2013 9:05:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 10/24/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama's election was supposed to usher in an era of racial unity greater than any Americans had previously experienced. By making the historic move to place the first black president in the White House, Americans signified that they were ready to move beyond the racial conflicts of the past and move forward, arm-in-arm. At least that's what we were told. So much for that. In the last two weeks, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, official hot-air-trial balloon for the Obama administration's public relations strategy, has played the race card incessantly. First, he proclaimed that Republican New Jersey senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan...