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  • Obama's a 'fairy' – and I'm free to say so

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    08/29/2014 5:52:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Mark Davis
    Here is a snapshot of a series of truly ridiculous things that happened in a small New England town this week, followed by an extended examination of how it represents a deep societal pathology. In Winooski, Vermont, a small town northeast of Burlington, a restaurant was awarded a sign placement for its participation in a beautification project. Proud of its bacon (among other things, I’m sure), Sneakers Bistro chose a sign that said “Yield for Sneakers Bacon.” A Muslim woman, fond of neither pork nor free speech, complained online, garnering a sufficient contingent of busybodies to pressure the restaurant...
  • UK Pakistani community says racism fears should have never prevented reporting on child abuse

    08/27/2014 6:21:24 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | August 27, 2014 | By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press
    ROTHERHAM, England (AP) — Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days. But below the drab surface, shock was evident Wednesday as the people of this northern English town learned that for 16 years, girls as young as 11 in their community had been subjected to sexual exploitation on a vast scale. The number of victims — 1,400 — was terrifying enough for a community of just 250,000. But that wasn't...
  • Keith Olbermann Calls on ESPN to Ban 'Redskins'

    08/24/2014 5:21:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On his Friday program, Keith Olbermann called on ESPN to "officially" ban the use of "Redskins." Citing Greg Gumbel, Tom Jackson, Peter King, Phil Simms, Mike Caray, Tony Dungy and others who have expressed concerns about using the team's name, Olbermann said that ESPN is the "conduit of sports" in the country while also being "loathe to be the news." Olbermann said that list of the words he and his colleagues cannot say on the air is "justifiably long" and "way less offensive than the name of the Washington team." He said he personally felt that "it is time for...
  • The Origins of Political Correctness

    08/23/2014 11:59:32 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 44 replies
    Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic. We call it “Political Correctness.” The name originated as something of a joke,...
  • Liberals Manage to Make Your Grocery List Racist

    08/14/2014 1:49:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Oh, how exciting… Now you can be a good little liberal, even when shopping for fresh produce and certain off-brand whiskies. According to a politically obsessed hack over at the Washington Post, some other politically obsessed hack has developed an app so you can wander through your daily life without ever losing sight of partisan political squabbles. The new smartphone app allows users to scan the barcode of consumable products in the grocery store, and it divulges the corporation’s political leanings. (I just found out that Fiji Water has switched from heavily Republican, to entirely Democrat… Ugh.)It’s so nice to...
  • When Ideology Trumps Science: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos on Global Warming

    08/07/2014 5:48:05 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 23 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | August 6, 2014 | Jay W. Richards
    When Ideology Trumps Science: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos on Global Warming Jay W. Richards August 6, 2014 1:15 PM | Permalink I finally had a chance to watch the twelfth, penultimate episode of Cosmos, "The World Set Free." I was out of the country in June when it originally aired, but since there's no doubt the series is headed into the schools and remains relevant, I'll take this opportunity to comment. The episode stands out from most previous installments. Just when we've grown accustomed to circuitous narrative threads with obscure segues from one topic to the next, we get...
  • Killing Joy

    07/13/2014 4:23:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Remember when you could have fun at someone else’s expense? Not in a mean-spirited way, but in a fun way. Ribbing your friends, your enemies, and just about anyone you had a funny comment about was a time-tested way of having a little fun in life. It wasn’t personal, and nothing and no one was off limits. That day is done. The political correctness movement ruined honest political discourse, funny movies and decent sitcoms, and now it’s sucking the joy out of everyday life for people uninvolved in any of those things. It may seem like a lifetime ago, but...
  • Joan Rivers Drops the N-Word

    07/06/2014 6:33:49 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6, 2014 | Staff
    (Offensive Language Warning) Sunday on HuffPost Live, comedian Joan Rivers and host Marc Lamont Hill were discussing the country getting too politically correct in our race descriptions when the 81-year old said the "n-word" and then attempted to balance it out by racially with a Jewish insult, who is Jewish. Lamont Hill looked stunned by Rivers using the word and balked when Rivers said "get over it." Lamont Hill shot back, "It's tough though," and moved on to the views questions segment. ...more (w/video)...
  • Parody News: "Couple Avoids Jail: Will Keep Record Store Open"

    07/05/2014 10:57:53 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    Back Issues of Heterodoxy ^ | April 1, 2000 | Judith Schumann Weizner
    Couple Avoids Jail: Will Keep Record Store Open by Judith Schumann Weizner Back Issues of Heterodoxyhttp://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=337(April/May 2000)The Musikants Today, Ernest and Sylvia Musikant are breathing easy for the first time in many months , having won an eleventh-hour reprieve of the prison sentence they were to begin serving this morning for a violation of the Racial Equity in Employment Act.The couple, whose classical record store, We’ll Get Bach To You, has been a fixture on Manhattan’s West Side since 1968, had been ordered to report to the Federal Race and Hate Crimes Correctional Facility on Ward’s Island to begin their...
  • Blackhawk Down — Army Chopper Names Not Racist

    07/01/2014 5:39:38 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: Despite the latest example of word-use insanity, naming a helicopter after the Indian nation that handed the U.S. Army one of its most ignominious defeats is a sign of respect, not racism. In 2012, military blogger Crispin Burke reports, American Indian leaders were on hand to bless two brand-new UH-72 Lakota helicopters, named after the Lakota Sioux, the tribe that gave Col. George Custer a final exam on the proper use of light cavalry in combat at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. The two choppers, christened Eagle and Turtle for prominent Indian symbols, have honor feathers...
  • Playing a Name Game with the Redskins

    06/25/2014 12:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    The audacity of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in canceling the trademark of the Washington Redskins is frightening. When the government is in charge of deciding what is offensive and what is not, and has the power to punish the "offenders," we move further away from a free society and closer to a tyrannical nanny state. We are not talking about a political issue that should have Democrats and Republicans coming down on different sides, but rather the fundamental freedom to express oneself, which is a part of the fabric of America. In the case of Dan Snyder, who...
  • First Lady Uses Racial Slur And Gets Away With It

    06/24/2014 2:15:24 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/24/2014 | Ariel Cohen
    Who cares about the Redskins? Probably not first lady Michelle Obama, who turned her sights on insulting the Romani minority community Monday. While describing her struggles as a working mother, the usually politically correct first lady used the racial slur, gypped. “The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing… I realized I was getting gypped on that front,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts at the White House Summit on Working Families. “What happened was I got a part-time salary but worked full time.” The term “gypped” is a racial slur...
  • Trademark Office and Sen. Reid Pressure Football Team Owner Again

    06/22/2014 3:03:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Paul Dykewicz
    The U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s cancelation of federal trademark registration for the name Washington “Redskins,” after ruling it disparages Native Americans, puts pressure on team owner Daniel Snyder and the National Football League (NFL) to change the name but falls far short of settling the issue. The split, 2-1, decision by unelected trademark board members shows the increasingly heavy hand that politics is playing in the activities of the private sector, since the ruling followed recent public calls for a name change from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. The team counters that the long-standing “Redskins” name...
  • Let’s Get Rid Of Offensive Things

    06/22/2014 4:55:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I apologize in advance for some of the terminology in this column. Much of it may make you angry, upset or downright sick to your stomach. It’s not that I use the name “Washington Redskins,” it’s that I talk about the Internal Revenue Service on page 2. Again, apologies. This week the American people were taught a valuable lesson – never underestimate the willingness of white progressives to be offended on behalf of people who aren’t and to impose their will on those who didn’t ask for it. (What tribe do you suspect these protesters are from?) The U.S. Trade...
  • FREEP THIS POLL - Should The Washington Redskins Change Their Nickname?

    06/20/2014 6:49:54 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 35 replies
    Poll: Should the Washington Redskins change their nickname? Results # of votes % of votes Yes 1219 51% No 1191 49% Total Votes 2410
  • Patently Absurd Activism on 'Redskins'

    06/20/2014 4:35:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found its way to the front page by declaring the word "Redskins" was offensive and therefore unworthy of trademark protection under a 1946 law that proscribes trademarks for "immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter." MSNBC anchor Joy-Ann Reid reported this news with an obscenity warning before airing a clip of Sen. Harry Reid: "And I just warn people, he does use the name of the team. So, I'm just going to warn you guys about that in advance." She's not alone. Liberal sports writers refuse to...
  • U.S. Patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging

    06/18/2014 7:09:41 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18 2014 | Theresa Vargas
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.” The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. It was the second time such a case was filed. “This victory was a long time coming and reflects the hard work of many attorneys at our firm,” said lead attorney Jesse Witten, of Drinker Biddle & Reath.
  • America’s rising “progressive clerisy,” and the march toward McCarthyism

    06/09/2014 1:29:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 8, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Is there anything more intolerant than the Tolerance Brigade? At the Daily Beast, Joel Kotkin agrees with Bloomberg’s Stephen Carter on the rise of a new McCarthyism, this time imposing penalties for dissent from progressive orthodoxy rather than tolerating debate on a broad range of issues. Both use attempts to silence argument in academia as the flash point that exposes this thought-police mentality. Carter recently wrote about the attempts to intimidate Douglas Laycock, an opponent of same-sex marriage, and explicitly invokes McCarthyism as the dynamic in play: A law student and a recent graduate, spurred on by the advocacy group...
  • While we turn a blind eye to Islamists, our children suffer (England finally waking up?)

    06/07/2014 2:01:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2014 | Charles Moore, authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher
    Politicians are so busy squabbling over extremism that they are failing to tackle it. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the Home Office website published a letter from the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. In it, Mrs May asked some rude questions about why his department had not acted earlier to investigate accusations of Islamist infiltration of schools in Birmingham. This was heat-of-the-night stuff. One government department is not supposed to publish its attacks on another. The error was tacitly acknowledged: on Thursday afternoon, the letter was taken down from the website. As has been reported,...
  • Dude, Stop Microaggressing My People – The Plight of German Americans

    05/20/2014 6:59:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 9, 2014 | Josh Hedtke
    College campuses across the nation recently played host to “Cinco de Drinko”-styled parties celebrating the Mexican holiday “Cinco de Mayo,” which commemorates the Battle of Puebla. Steadfast Mexican national-holiday-legitimacy defenders did their best to try to stymie the partygoers before they could ignorantly and shamelessly appropriate Mexican culture for their own tequila-drinking needs. One particularly brave cautionary poster was posted outside of Haines Hall on the UCLA campus on Monday: In the wake of these dark festivities, at which bumbling white people dared speak high school-level Spanish and wear certain types of hats, I would like to follow in this...