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  • Don’t ‘shoot’ the messenger: Inside the educrats’ war on words

    01/12/2014 11:28:35 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    eagnews ^ | January 10, 2014 | MERRILL HOPE
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – News reports of frosted pop tart guns! Paper guns! Bubble guns! Pointed finger guns! Bang, bang, you’re dead! OMG! sound the alarm These days, everything’s a federal offense, so to speak, and no institution is ratcheting up the war-of-words like public education. This winter, public school administrators in Thousand Oaks, CA attended a “safe school” and “threat assessment” workshop, a collaboration of the local Ventura County Department of Education and the Ventura County Sheriffs where the education code was redefined to include a 21st Century list of words, phrases and expressions that can hurt. Literally. Yes,...
  • Houston school board votes to ban 'offensive' mascots

    12/14/2013 6:59:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | December 13, 2013
    The Houston school district board has given preliminary approval to a new policy that would prohibit offensive or culturally insensitive mascots. The new policy calls on schools to show respect and cultural sensitivity in nicknames and mascots. The use of any race or ethnic group will be prohibited, the Houston Chronicle reported.
  • Politically correct is political ignorance

    12/12/2013 3:45:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-12-13 | Alan Caruba
    Americans are inclined to believe that, with the collapse of the former Soviet Union, the Cold War from 1945 to 1991 was over. In fact, that war of ideologies, communism versus capitalism, began in the 1920s after the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, initiated a covert program to undermine America. Today we call it "political correctness" and its impact on our society is sapping it of its true history and values. "Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Intelligence Agents Created Political Correctness, Obama's Hate-America-First Political Platform, and Destroyed America" by Kent Clizbe, a former CIA espionage officer, reveals how active and...
  • US Students Spiral Downward While Political Correctness Climbs Upward

    12/06/2013 4:19:52 PM PST · by milehighmaniac · 14 replies
    The Rants of a Mile High Maniac ^ | 10/6/13 | Jeff Jacques
    I read this published story from the NBC News website yesterday entitled (US teens lag in global education rankings as Asian countries rise to the top, 12/3/13) and was appalled just how far down the ladder American children are from the rest of the world. Here’s an excerpt: “Roughly half a million students in 65 nations and educational systems representing 80 percent of the global economy took part in the 2012 edition of (Program for International Student Assessment )or PISA, which is coordinated by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD. The numbers are even more sobering...
  • Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms

    11/02/2013 6:57:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2013 | Carl Higbie
    Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms 10:44 AM 11/01/2013 Carl Higbie Author, 'Battle on the Home Front' The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a beloved place in sailor’s hearts, through its use for over two centuries. This symbol of America’s naval ferocity has spanned our country’s entire existence, flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to today’s War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction...
  • Secession Movements Are Growing (moonbattery alert)

    10/30/2013 1:59:05 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 46 replies ^ | 10-30-13 | Martin Zabell
    In early October, I posted a blog entitled "Dear Texas: Please Secede" that advocated kicking Texas as well as Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and perhaps other Southern states out of the USA because they have an inferior culture and their stupidity and greed has had a negative effect on the nation from Day One. Since then, I have read even more articles about two kinds of secession -- Southern states leaving the USA and rural conservatives in liberal states seeking to form their own state. It's clear that the partisan divide in Washington, D.C., and in numerous states has become so...
  • Questions Megyn Kelly must answer (why I rarely watch even fox anymore)

    10/29/2013 5:32:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/29/2014 | Mychal Massie
    I have a question for Megyn Kelly, a Fox News program host. Ms. Kelly, why did you rush to call Joe the Plumber a racist on your prime-time show when it is a fact that you gave a complete pass to the avowed racist Negress and ACORN member Jehmu Greene when she openly insulted Tucker Carlson for being a white male who disagreed with her? Or perhaps, Ms. Kelly, you presumed the smarmy Negress Jehmu Greene was actually embracing Mr. Carlson with words of love and kindness when she verbally attacked and insulted him live on camera on your show...
  • City officials urge ban on 'potentially offensive' language (Seattle)

    08/02/2013 9:45:12 AM PDT · by llevrok · 51 replies
    SEATTLE - An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms "citizen," or "brown bag." According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used. "Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'" Bronstein wrote. The Office of Civil Rights says Seattle serves all residents, whether they're United States citizens or not. And while city leaders publicize "brown bag" lunch meetings as a way to designate a...
  • Fight Liberal Word Games - Don’t let them get away with defining, and redefining, the debate.

    07/25/2013 10:41:16 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 25, 2013 | Deroy Murdock
    In her book Statecraft, the late, great British prime minister Margaret Thatcher wrote: “Socialists have always spent much of their time seeking new titles for their beliefs, because the old versions so quickly become outdated and discredited.” The Iron Lady was absolutely right, yet again. America’s Democratic Left craftily swaps the words associated with its policies. As public opinion or the facts start to escape them, presto! Their speeches, articles, and TV appearances employ new language. Leftists leave inconvenient lingo behind, like a snake’s abandoned skin languishing between desert rocks. Inexplicably, though, the Republican Right usually adopts the Left’s new...
  • New York Democrats Want to Ban Police From Describing Suspects By Race, Sex, or Age

    06/19/2013 6:57:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 128 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    New York Dems want to pass a bill that would limit a description of a suspect to identify suspects essentially by the clothes they wear only. Truly mind-numbing stupidity. NYPost reports the following: Cops might as well wear blindfolds if the City Council passes a bill that would let them use little more than the color of a suspect’s clothing in descriptions — or risk being sued for profiling, according to this provocative new ad (pictured) from the NYPD captains union. The ad asks, “How effective is a police officer with a blindfold on?” And the answer is not very,...
  • I Support Lt. Col. Dooley

    06/06/2013 11:52:09 AM PDT · by PatriotCause · 5 replies
    Unknown | June 06, 2013 | Unknown Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. He had 19 years of service and experience, and was considered one of the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam & Terrorism. He taught military students about the situations they would encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and explained the mindset of Islamic extremists. Passing down first hand knowledge and experience, and teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by the the Joint Forces Staff College. The course "Perspectives...
  • Blowing Smoke at Terrorists

    08/26/2009 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 11 replies · 929+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 26, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, according to the 9-11 commission report, was the mastermind of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors. Nashiri was also the target of an "unauthorized" CIA interrogation technique (that had not been legally vetted by the Justice Department) that is described in a May 7, 2004, CIA inspector general's report that was partially declassified by the Obama administration this week. CIA officers blew smoke in Nashiri's face, according to the report, and they used cigars. The IG's office described this smoke-blowing as one of several "unauthorized or undocumented techniques"...
  • Perils of a politically correct pentagon

    04/14/2013 11:32:48 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 10, 2013 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    One of the core functions of government is to defend the nation from all enemies, foreign and domestic — that’s part of the oath of enlistment that all service personnel take. But only a flinty, clear-eyed — and politically incorrect — assessment of all threats can enable the military can do its job. Today, however, the brass at the Pentagon seems hell-bent on turning the world’s most powerful military into an arm of the PC Police, a fresh field for “politically correct” bureaucrats on which to push their morally blind relativism. Take the recent Defense Department briefing document that classified...
  • School Bans the Word ‘Easter’ (In Alabama!)

    03/27/2013 3:25:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | March 26, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs – but they can’t call them ‘Easter Eggs’ have the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity.</p> <p>“We had in the past a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at school,” said Heritage Elementary School principal Lydia Davenport. “So we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.”</p>
  • Founded By Geniuses And Run By Idiots (outstanding read alert!)

    02/27/2013 3:43:25 PM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Monte Perlin's World ^ | February 27, 2013
    H. L. Mencken correctly observed: Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent. Mencken also was prescient: As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. But this is not about Mr. Mencken....
  • No homework on Wiccan, Pagan holidays at University of Missouri?

    02/14/2013 4:16:00 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Students at University of Missouri don't need to cram for exams that fall on Wiccan and Pagan holidays, now that the school has put them on par with Christmas, Thanksgiving and Hanukah. The university’s latest “Guide to Religions: Major Holidays and Suggested Accommodations” -- designed to help faculty know when and when not to schedule homework and exams -- lists eight Wiccan and Pagan holidays and events right alongside more mainstream occasions. It's all part of the school's effort to include everyone's beliefs, although some critics say listing every holiday associated with fringe belief systems is a bit much. [Snip]...
  • Time for Washington to dump offensive Redskins nickname

    02/14/2013 6:46:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 13, 2013 | Mike Freeman
    It's a new day with Washington's professional football team. The franchise finally has a quarterback, management that knows what it's doing and an owner who stays the hell out of the way. Mostly. The optimism around the team hasn't been this high since Joe Gibbs won his first Super Bowl. Everything is moving forward. The flowers are blooming, the future is bright and the team still has a racist nickname. Oh, wait. As the franchise clearly takes a turn for the better and is now run by grownups, rejoining the big boys of the NFL, now would be the perfect...
  • Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set {by Muslims}

    01/24/2013 5:37:25 AM PST · by drpix · 60 replies ^ | 1/23/2013 | Matthew Day
    Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul’s most revered mosques. tria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.” The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings. The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting...
  • DC Mayor Demands Football Team Change Name

    01/12/2013 10:05:10 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray is demanding that the City's NFL franchise currently know as the “Redskins” change its name. “The current name is demeaning to Native Americans,” Gray said. “Since the City has made major financial contributions in support of this franchise I am asserting our right to insist on a new monicker for the team.” Wags we quick to come out with a few risible possibilities. “I think 'Crackheads' would be a good name for the team,” said long time resident Joe Blough. “It would more accurately fit the culture of the city and could be seen as...
  • Targeting Old White Men (...every age has its fashionable prejudices)

    11/29/2012 5:52:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 63 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 29, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    Who were all the great inventors, innovators, and philosophers? Who forged the West? Who birthed democracy? Who gave us our Constitution? While modern society prides itself on being unbiased, it’s no exception to the rule that every age has its fashionable prejudices — and unfashionable people. Among the latter today are white men, and the closer they are to “dead white male” status, to use a favored leftist descriptive, the greater the disdain in which they’re held. Thus do we see sneering at “old white men.” Earlier this year, Senator Harry Reid — one well acquainted through experience with old-white-male...
  • Petraeus testifies that CIA always suspected terrorists in Libya attack

    11/16/2012 10:13:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 16, 2012 | By Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press
    Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings Friday that he believed all along that the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya was a terrorist strike, even though that wasn't how the Obama administration initially described it publicly. Petraeus told lawmakers that the CIA's draft talking points named specific terrorist groups. But Petraeus said some federal agency changed it to "extremists."
  • Political Correctness: The Last Refuge of a 'Retard'

    10/29/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 19 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-29 10:02:19 | mrcurmudgeon
    Mr Curmudgeon:During the third and final presidential debate held in Boca Raton, Florida, conservative columnist Ann Coulter Tweeted, "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard." Many among the media elite were highly offended that Coulter would use 'retard' to describe the man they consider the savior of America - President Barack Hussein Obama.Mitt Romney, who bested the president in the three-game series - as evidenced by his post-debate rise in the polls - proved to the American people, if not the media, he is knowledgeable and, more importantly, the only serious candidate of...
  • Police shut down Burnside Bridge, detain 13 bearded men(open carry Oregon)

    08/30/2012 7:01:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies ^ | 29 August, 2012 | Meghan Kalkstein
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police shut down the Burnside Bridge and detained 13 bearded men who said they were headed to a photo shoot to raise money for breast cancer research Wednesday evening. According to spokesman Robert King, police received a report that a man on the bridge had an assault rifle. Officers shut down the bridge just after 7:30 p.m. while they investigated. Police found 13 bearded men, many of whom wore military style uniforms. One of the men had an assault rifle, King said. They were taken to the Central Precinct. It's unclear if the assault rifle was...
  • Actor Kevin Bacon Changing Last Name To Appease Muslims

    08/29/2012 9:18:29 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 70 replies
    (NEW YORK) —“ ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy…What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet,” wrote Shakespeare in Romeo & Juliet.   But apparently thy name is no longer so sweet for actor Kevin Bacon.        Bowing to pressure from various Muslim groups such as CAIR (Center for American–Islamic Relations), the iconic actor and musician has publically vowed to change his last name.  The reason: although many Muslims, like most Americans, watch films featuring the seemingly omnipresent actor, his last name has become a source of “discomfort,” as...
  • Some labeling Hasan terrorist [Fort Hood massacre]

    08/13/2012 1:33:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | August 13, 2012 | Sig Christenson
    FORT HOOD — A string of witnesses in an evidentiary hearing identified Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as the triggerman at a Fort Hood deployment center that left 45 dead and injured. As his trial nears almost three years later, few here argue over his guilt. They wonder why a psychiatrist would gun down fellow soldiers. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock can explain it. He calls Hasan a domestic terrorist, something prosecutors have never claimed, and says those avoiding the term are indulging in political correctness. “Believe me, my friend, if somebody had jumped up and said, ‘Praise God and...
  • Army reviews whether women can go to Ranger school

    05/16/2012 11:04:05 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 86 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Army leaders have begun to study the prospect of sending women soldiers to the service's prestigious Ranger school - another step in the effort to broaden opportunities for women in the military. Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, says he's asked senior commanders to provide him with recommendations and a plan this summer.
  • Leaked Oreo Ad Shows Breastfeeding Baby Holding Cookie (Libtards wetting their pants alert)

    04/21/2012 7:04:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 20, 2012
    Kraft Foods is attempting to clean up the mess made by the accidental release of a controversial Oreo advertisement that features a breastfeeding baby. The ad shows a baby feeding from an uncensored breast and holding an Oreo cookie in its hand. “Milk’s favorite cookie,” it reads at the bottom. A spokesperson from Kraft told CBS St. Louis that the ad was not intended for mass public consumption. “We’d like to clarify that Kraft Foods did not create this visual,” a spokesperson said in a statement via e-mail. ... “It was never intended for public distribution or use with...
  • Daily Texan criticized for Trayvon cartoon

    03/29/2012 2:35:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 28, 2012 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN - The Daily Texan's editorial board apologized Wednesday for running an editorial cartoon that referred to Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager shot and killed in Florida, as a "colored boy." The cartoonist, Stephanie Eisner of The Woodlands, apologized separately. She no longer works for the University of Texas' student newspaper, according to the board. The editorial board said it will take steps, including requiring all newspaper employees to take part in a seminar each semester "about the relationship between race and the media." "We sincerely apologize for publishing the offensive cartoon and for the harm that decision caused,"...
  • St. Patrick kicked out of school

    03/16/2012 5:34:59 PM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 9 replies · 3+ views
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | March 16, 2012 | EllenMakkai
    Kids at Soule Road School in Wilbraham, MA ate green veggies and wore green today but, begorra, under no circumstances were they celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Instead, it was “Happy O’Green Day.” “Inclusive and diverse,” and to “ease any discomfort that may go along with celebrating St. Patrick’s Day” was the (non) reasoning behind the name change, according to principal Lisa Curtain. “Not so,” says the more diplomatic school superintendent, M. Michael O’Shea who undoubtedly has his share of Irish ancestry. “Soule Road has not changed the name of St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is on the Soule Road...
  • Sharia in the US Military: Latest Islamic Training Guide for Military and Contractors

    03/06/2012 6:28:33 AM PST · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | March 6, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    "Insulting the Quran is an act of blasphemy" "We will hold sacred the beliefs held sacred by others" The latest advisory to our soldiers and contractors fighting jihad in Afghanistan and Iraq will turn your stomach....Please see attached training module, this training is mandatory and must be completed by all onsite personnel by 10 March 2012. For any personnel scheduled to leave before this training is due, the training must be done and reported to Operations prior to travel. All departments will be required to scan all sign in sheets to Operations for accountability purposes; the departments will be required...
  • Media Matters Received $50,000 Grant to 'Monitor' Religious Media?

    02/18/2012 5:46:31 PM PST · by daniel1212
    Christian Post ^ | February 17, 2012 | Eryn Sun
    A liberal media watchdog group was purportedly given a grant to expand their monitoring and fact checking of religious broadcasts. According to a weeklong "inside" series by The Daily Caller, Media Matters for America once received a $50,000 grant to "monitor and attack" religious news outlets like the Christian Broadcasting Network and Focus on the Family, though the exact details remained unclear. Tax returns allegedly revealed that the ARCA Foundation, a grant making organization focused on advancing social equity, justice and democracy in the U.S. and abroad, allotted the money in 2006 when Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland's 4th District,...
  • Politically Correct Language Going Out of Style

    12/27/2011 7:24:55 AM PST · by usalady · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/27/11 | Martha R Gore
    If you heard more "Merry Christmas" than "Happy Holiday" during the 2011 holiday season, it may be a sign that using "Politically Correct" language is going out of style.
  • Delinking Islam And Terror

    10/26/2011 6:23:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 26, 2011 | Editor
    Homeland Security: The bleaching of Islam from the terror picture is almost complete. Eric Holder has ordered a purge of FBI training manuals. Soon the 9/11 hijackers' religion will be censored, too. Last week, top Justice Department officials huddled with several Islamic groups — including a Muslim Brotherhood front implicated in a terror-finance scheme — to discuss "post-9/11 discrimination." They promised the aggrieved they'd pull back references to Islam from terror-training materials. "I recently directed all components of the Department of Justice to re-evaluate their training efforts," Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced during the Washington conference. U.S. Attorney Dwight...
  • Retiring 'Fighting Sioux' nickname may cost $750,000

    10/19/2011 5:33:10 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-19-11 | Chuck Haga
    UND officials have estimated the cost of retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo at nearly $750,000, not counting the cost of changes that may occur at the privately-held Ralph Engelstad Arena. University President Robert Kelley sent the estimates last week to a budget analyst and auditor with the North Dakota Legislative Council, in response to a request made by Rep. Mike Schatz, R-New England. Schatz, who has declared that he will not support an attempt in next month's special legislative session to clear the way for retirement of the name and logo, said he asked for the cost information...
  • Obama 9/11 Unity Call Brazen Reminder

    09/02/2011 6:11:21 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 13 replies ^ | September 2, 2011 | Sharon Sebastian
    On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we mourn our losses. We mourn the loss of fellow Americans who died at the hands of a sworn enemy and we mourn the loss of those in the ranks of our military who have since fought a righteous fight to protect us from that enemy. In a weekly radio address, President Barack Obama called for unity as the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001 draws near: "We were united," said the President, "and the outpouring of generosity and compassion reminded us that in times of challenge, we Americans move forward together, as one...
  • Descent into the Maelstrom (1980 New Hampshire Primary)

    08/21/2011 1:09:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    During the 1980 New Hampshire Primary and around the time of a canceled Nashua Telegraph debate between Bush and Reagan (due to complaints by Baker and Dole) there was an occasion of the telling of what would now be unthinkable – a politically incorrect joke – as we are now all so sensitive and have learned not to tell jokes, or enjoy or take a joke (something so well alluded to by Herman Cain in the last primary debate: “America needs to learn how to take a joke!”). ********************* Rendezvous With Destiny – Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed...
  • Frum Here to Insanity

    07/09/2011 2:34:51 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 21 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | July 8, 2011 | Tony Perkins
    David Frum is a writer who, in 1997, engaged in a spirited online debate with homosexual writer Andrew Sullivan over the topic of homosexual "marriage." In over 5,500 words of text, Frum was articulate, cogent, and compelling in his opposition to radically redefining marriage, saying that "this request isn't just misplaced, but is actually logically impossible." Now, however, Frum has changed his mind. In a short CNN op-ed last week, he wrote that "the case against same-sex marriage has been tested against reality. The case has not passed its test." Tested? Only five out of the fifty states (soon to...
  • VA Cemetery to Veterans: The Word "God," "Jesus" are Offensive, no Longer Allowed

    06/29/2011 4:58:40 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/29/11 | Aurelius
    The Houston National Cemetery has told veterans and volunteers alike that they can no longer use the word "God,""God bless," or "Jesus" at any and all funerals or condolence cards. The word has been deemed 'offensive.' That is according to local volunteer and veterans groups that work at the cemetery. They are now suing the Cemetery in federal court so that they can use the word God. To cite one specific example given in the suit, the director of the cemetery, Arleen Ocasio commanded volunteers never to use "God bless you" and "God bless" ever again at the cemetery. Cheryl...
  • Napoleon Dynamite showing canceled for offensive word (most PC city: Austin, Texas)

    06/02/2011 5:42:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 38 replies ^ | 5-25-11 | Andrea Ball
    The Austin Parks Foundation has canceled tonight’s showing of Napoleon Dynamite at Republic Square because of complaints about an offensive word in the movie. According to an email the foundation sent out: “The Austin Parks Foundation is canceling tonight’s (Wed, 5/25) showing of Napoleon Dynamite at Republic Square. A new movie will be shown next month. A number of people contacted us objecting to a word used by actors in the movie. We didn’t recall that this word was used and we did not mean to offend anyone. Our apologies for this as well as for the last minute cancellation.”...
  • VA Pastor Told to Remove Jesus' Name at Memorial Service or Else be Banned

    05/31/2011 9:59:18 AM PDT · by rightistight · 40 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/31/11 | Aurelius
    Pastor Scott Rainey planned to deliver a prayer at a Memorial Day ceremony yesterday. There was only one problem: that prayer mentioned Jesus. To the vast majority of Americans, saying the name Jesus during a prayer would not only be all right, but almost required. However, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and the Houston National Cemetery, and cemetery director Arleen Ocasio, found the name offensive and moved quickly. “Our national cemeteries are places for all veterans of all beliefs,” Ocasio wrote in a letter to Mr. Rainey. “We cannot be exclusive at a ceremony meant to be inclusive for all...
  • Calif. county to replace headstones bearing N-word (Not what you think)

    05/24/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WRIC-TV / The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2011 | Lien Hoang
    PLACERVILLE, Calif. - Supervisors in a Northern California county voted Tuesday to replace 36 gravestones that bear the N-word, giving the green light to state, county and community officials to design an alternative. The graves hold the remains of pioneers of various races from a Gold Rush settlement called Negro Hill. The federal government moved the bodies from the mining town in 1954 to make way for a dam, and in the process, erected concrete headstones that said the settlers came from N-word Hill....
  • Operation Geronimo - dishonors the Indian leader???

    05/10/2011 9:00:00 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 10, 2011 | Karl Jacoby
    "Geronimo—ekia." With this coded message, sent on May 1, a U.S. Navy SEALs commando squad signaled the death of Osama bin Laden, the "enemy killed in action." The mission was pulled off without a hitch, but in the week since then, debate has raged in some circles about the code name. The administration hasn't explained why the operation targeting Bin Laden used the name of one of the nation's best-known Native Americans, saying the selection process of names for such missions is confidential. But the use of Geronimo's name speaks to the powerful, if unexamined, hold that the nation's "Indian...
  • Missing son arrested in death of Cicero man (when is ethnically motivated a hate crime?)

    03/06/2011 10:48:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 5, 2011 | Jim Jaworski
    For weeks, Maurice Hudson's family had been wondering what happened to the 25-year-old after he disappeared from their lives. On Jan. 31, the family filed a missing persons report, according to Chicago police officials. His father, Asa Hubbard, said Hudson had been acting strange, sometimes laughing to himself for no apparent reason. On Saturday, the family learned Hudson had been arrested and charged with murder after briefly leaving the country. "I had no idea," Hubbard said, when contacted by the Tribune. Telling his family he was going to London for a vacation, Hudson, who was formerly in the Navy, left...
  • EU insurance ruling: Enforced equality trumps facts

    03/01/2011 4:10:56 AM PST · by UncleHambone · 3 replies
    This is Money Blog ^ | March 1, 2011 | Simon Lambert
    So what are the odds insurers playing fair on the EU ruling and equalising costs for men and women drivers? I’d put the chance at somewhere between extremely slim and not going to happen. You would presume that the eurocrats who have outlawed gender based risk pricing on insurance would have realised this, but then perhaps they just don’t care. Because it seems that in their world enforced equality trumps fact. It’s rare that I find myself having any desire whatsoever to defend the insurance industry and its pricing, but there is an entire shadowy counter culture of actuaries out...
  • Yet another feel-good concept is revealed to be a really goofy idea

    02/15/2011 7:04:51 AM PST · by James H. Shott · 2 replies
    Liberty Ledger ^ | February 15, 2011 | James H. Shott
    Over the last several decades the nations of Europe were not good role models for self-reliance and good judgment, embracing crazy ideas that led some to financial catastrophe and caused serious problems for others. Today, however, we see that at least on one subject the Europeans finally have seen the light and the error of their ways. Last Thursday French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared that multiculturalism had failed. And he is not alone; other European leaders like British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish ex-premier Jose Maria Aznar also say that multicultural policies have not successfully integrated...
  • Financial Meltdown Was ‘Avoidable,' Inquiry Concludes

    01/25/2011 10:38:06 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 14 replies
    CNBC / NYTimes ^ | January 25, 2011 | Sewell Chan
    The 2008 financial crisis was an “avoidable” disaster caused by widespread failures in government regulation, corporate mismanagement and heedless risk-taking by Wall Street, according to the conclusions of a Congressional inquiry. The government commission that investigated the financial crisis casts a wide net of blame, faulting two administrations, the Federal Reserve and other regulators for permitting a calamitous concoction: shoddy mortgage lending, the excessive packaging and sale of loans to investors, and risky bets on securities backed by the loans. < snip > ..... Many of the findings have been widely described, but its synthesis of interviews, documents and testimony,...
  • How a mortgage clearinghouse became a villain in the foreclosure mess

    12/31/2010 7:13:49 AM PST · by Chunga85 · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/30/2010 | Ariana Eunjung Cha and Steven Mufson
    In the early 1990s, the biggest names in the mortgage industry hatched a plan for a new electronic clearinghouse that would transform the home loan business - and unlock billions of dollars of new investments and profits. At the time, mortgage documents were moved almost exclusively by hand and mail, a throwback to an era in which people kept stock certificates, too. That made it hard for banks to buy and sell packages of home loans to investors. By contrast, a central electronic clearinghouse would allow the companies to transfer thousands of mortgages instantaneously, greasing the wheels of a system...
  • More Politically Correct Carols

    12/26/2010 9:24:26 PM PST · by stolinsky · 5 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12-27-10 | stolinsky
    I enjoy making up politically correct versions of Christmas carols. But today many young people are unfamiliar with the carols we knew so well. This year I listened to radio and watched TV in the weeks before Christmas. Unless I tuned to a religious station, carols were few and far between. Even mall music included fewer carols than in the past. My favorite carol is “Good King Wenceslas.” It expresses the essence of religion: not dogma but treating our fellow humans with kindness. But I haven’t heard it on TV or radio for years. Kids used to grow up hearing...
  • Officer won't sign order for troop indoctrination

    12/25/2010 4:20:55 AM PST · by plsjr · 145 replies · 3+ views
    WND ^ | 25 December 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    President Obama's repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is already damaging the U.S. military. An Army lieutenant colonel has asked to be relieved of command rather than order his troops to go through pro-homosexual indoctrination following the repeal of the policy, which required homosexuals to keep silent about their sexual preference. Currently the commander of a battalion-sized unit in the Army National Guard, the officer also has threatened to resign his commission rather than undergo "behavior modification" training intended to counter his religious convictions about homosexuality.
  • SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists) Takes Up Crusade against Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

    12/15/2010 8:37:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies · 2+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | December 14, 2010 | Alana Goodman
    The Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ)’s Diversity Committee has announced that it will be launching a year-long campaign to educate journalists about the hurtfulness of phrases like “illegal immigrant,” which is the term currently preferred by the influential AP Stylebook. The label “remains offensive to Latinos, and especially Mexicans, and to the fundamentals of American jurisprudence,” wrote Leo E. Laurence, a member of the SPJ Diversity Committee and the editor the San Diego News Service (which appears to be this blog that was last updated in August, 2009. Seeing as most Latinos in the U.S. are not illegal immigrants –...