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  • How political correctness destroys humor in 6 panels.

    08/18/2015 3:21:19 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    American Irony ^ | The Looking Spoon
    Months ago Jerry Seinfeld pointed out how college kids were too PC. I shared the story on my personal Facebook and an epic (yet pleasantly and surprisingly civil) discussion ensued. It didn't take the liberal/conservative divide that you'd expect. One of the most vocal participants on "my side" of the thread is the Joker to my Batman in every other political discussion I've had on Facebook. Basically, it was people with a sense of humor vs. people who are wrong. To be sure, the college kids getting their panties in a wad are exclusively liberal (which would be more offensive,...
  • That's Not Funny Today's College Students Can't Seem To Take A Joke

    08/10/2015 8:50:55 AM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2015 | Caitlan Flanagan
    hree comics sat around a café table in the chilly atrium of the Minneapolis Convention Center, talking about how to create the cleanest possible set. “Don’t do what’s in your gut,” Zoltan Kaszas said. “Better safe than sorry,” Chinedu Unaka offered. Feraz Ozel mused about the first time he’d ever done stand-up: three minutes on giving his girlfriend herpes and banging his grandma. That was out. This was not a case of professionals approaching a technical problem as an intellectual exercise. Money was riding on the answer. They had come to Minneapolis in the middle of a brutal winter for...
  • Pentagon decries lack of diversity in special forcesSOCOM chief: 'We need people of color'

    08/06/2015 8:44:12 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    WND ^ | August 6, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    U.S. Army Rangers drill in 2011. A Pentagon spokesman said the military’s elite forces need more diversity, and without, the nation’s security could very well be compromised. “We don’t know where we will find ourselves in the future,” said Army Col. Michael Copenhaver, who’s published a paper on diversity among the special operating forces, USA Today reported. “One thing is for sure: We will find ourselves around the globe. And around the globe you have different cultural backgrounds everywhere. Having that kind of a diverse force can only increase your operational capability.” The comments came as USA Today requested...
  • The 21st Century: The Golden Age of Being Offended

    07/31/2015 5:34:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/01/2015 | by Frank J. Fleming
    I am angry all the time. I am constantly upset to the point that I can’t eat and can barely sleep. Just the sight of other people laughing fills me with painful rage. Because that’s how tolerant I am. We are in a golden age of progressivism. We are hurtling to new frontiers of tolerance and understanding that not even the most fevered imagination could have conceived of a decade ago. And that’s because we’ve unlocked the core of progressivism, the sine qua non of people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual preferences, and categories yet to be added getting...
  • University removes ‘bias-free language guide’ from website

    07/30/2015 4:36:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 4:45 PM EDT | Holy Ramer
    The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American” because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups whose members are appointed by the university president. It was mentioned in an annual report submitted by at least one of those groups in 2014, but the university said administrators did not know about it until this week, when it was criticized in the media. […] It suggested replacements for common terms, such as “person of material wealth” instead of rich and...
  • Jurassic World Called "Racist" Over Dinosaur Name

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

    06/18/2015 2:47:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Tim Dunkin
    It’s all madness. Every last syllable of this politically correct, culturally Marxist-driven freakshow is nothing but madness I will begin this article by listing several propositions which are wholly and obviously true, and which should be entirely non-controversial, yet which are bound to create a good deal of contention when expressed. Bruce Jenner is a man Rachel Dolazel is a white woman The idea of two gay men or two lesbians marrying is ridiculous on its face A child is better raised by a traditional mother-father nuclear family than by a single parent Western civilization is superior to Islamic “civilization”...
  • The New Shut Up Culture

    06/16/2015 1:13:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jon Schwebbe
    (Disclaimer: The author of this piece is a white, middle class, heterosexual, Christian male. Please disregard all opinions below because PRIVILEGE.) A friend texted me the other day about abortion. Previously, she was very pro-choice. However, after reading up on the horrors of abortion and how women are negatively affected, she realized that she was actually pro-life. She told me she felt convicted in her new belief, but she was afraid to speak out about it because “people are too mean.” She's right. People are mean. If she expressed her opinion publicly, there's no doubt she would be ruthlessly attacked...
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Politically correct college students 'don't know WTF they're talking about'

    06/08/2015 9:23:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 6/8/2015 | DANA ROSE FALCONE
    Like Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy, Jerry Seinfeld avoids doing shows on college campuses. And while talking with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Thursday, the comedian revealed why: College kids today are too politically correct. “I hear that all the time,” Seinfeld said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC.’” Seinfeld says teens and college-aged kids don’t understand what it means to throw around certain politically-correct terms. “They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice,’”...
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Politically correct students 'don't know what they're talking about'

    06/08/2015 8:24:25 AM PDT · by Borges · 82 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 6/8/2015 | Kat Brown
    Jerry Seinfeld has ruled out playing university audiences because they are too politically correct – and he counts the entire younger generation in that. --- “They just want to use these words," he said. "‘That’s racist. That’s sexist. That’s prejudice.’ They don’t know what the [bleep] they’re talking about.”
  • At This College, ‘Hurtful Statements’ Are Now Reportable to Authorities

    05/14/2015 8:16:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/14/2015 | Rick Moran
    I wonder if any college level literature courses teach George Orwell’s 1984 anymore. They evidently don’t teach it at the University of Colorado-Boulder, judging by a new campaign launched by the school to urge students to report the names of those responsible for any “bias-motivated incident” via an online form.The Campus Fix: The “Bias Incident Reporting” effort aims to “address the impact of demeaning and hurtful statements as well as acts of intolerance directed towards protected classes,” CU Boulder’s website states.Examples of bias, according to a corresponding poster campaign highlighting the reporting system, include calling people names or making...
  • Feminist Group Warns: Clapping is "Triggering," Use "Jazz Hands" Instead

    03/24/2015 10:06:04 AM PDT · by rightistight · 73 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/24/15 | Aurelius
    The NUS Women's Campaign, which states that it "exists to represent and extend and defend the rights of women students," is asking people to be "mindful" about clapping, as the loud noise could be "triggering" for some people. Instead, the group is asking members to use "jazz hands," as they are silent. This is not a joke. This is the actual tweet that went out:
  • Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map

    03/04/2015 4:37:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Matt Barber
    See Map Here: http://www.afa.net/bigotrymap In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to...
  • Student gov't rep removed from office over opposition to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

    02/26/2015 6:10:18 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    http://campusreform.org/ ^ | 02/26/2015 | Glori Foster
    A former student representative at George Mason University was removed from his position after tweeting about “illegals” receiving in-state college tuition which was perceived as offensive by some students. Storm Paglia assumed the position of undersecretary for university dining services last May and on Feb. 13 tweeted his disapproval of the Virginia Senate and House allowing “illegals” to have “in state tuition with an easier process than if I were to apply.” “And the next time someone tells me the word ILLEGAL is inappropriate please enlighten me on how they haven’t broken our country’s laws,” Paglia continued in a separate...
  • University Bans Use of Sexist Salutations [semi-satire]

    01/31/2015 9:30:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Contending that "Mr., Mrs., and Ms" are hurtful and offensive to those with nontraditional gender identification, City University of New York wants its employees—professors and staff—to stop using these greetings. Dean of Students Peter Beaver explained that "for us to assume that because a person looks male we should address him as 'mister' overlooks the possibility that inwardly that person may identify as female. The situation for those who look female is even more complex, as 'miss' and 'missus' inject a marital status into the equation." "The appropriate form of salutation will be situational," Beaver said. "If a university employee...
  • The 11 Most Politically Correct Moments on College Campuses in 2014

    12/24/2014 7:50:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/24/2014 | By Katherine Timpf
    There are almost too many to choose from, but here are eleven of the most politically correct moments on college campuses in 2014: 1. Princeton University students launched a microaggression-reporting service. In December, Princeton students relaunched “Tiger Microaggressions,” a service that takes other students’ reports of microaggressions and publishes them on its Facebook page. According to the operators, absolutely anything can qualify as a microaggression since “there are no objective definitions to words and phrases.” 2. College students invented a roofie-detecting nail polish — only to be told that that’s actually also rape culture. In August, college students invented...
  • Rush Limbaugh: James Bond can't be black like Idris Elba!

    12/24/2014 5:00:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Daniel Gates
    **SNIP** After mentioning the Sony emails and telling his listeners who Elba is, Limbaugh said, “Here’s the thing, though… James Bond is a fictional character, obviously. James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming… and James Bond is… white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is.” “But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland,” continued Limbaugh. “But that’s NOT who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out… We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond...
  • ISIS Says It Will Conquer Europe Soon, Undertake Religious Cleansing And Kill Ruthlessly

    12/23/2014 2:20:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 170 replies
    IBT ^ | December 23, 2014 | Kalyan Kumar
    ISIS Says It Will Conquer Europe Soon, Undertake Religious Cleansing And Kill Ruthlessly By Kalyan Kumar | December 23, 2014 3:56 PM EST The radical terror group ISIS has claimed that it is only a matter of time before its fighters conquer Europe. The claim was made by the spokesman of the outfit to veteran journalist Juergen Todenhoefer, who undertook a risky visit to the the ISIS controlled areas in Mosul of Northern Iraq. "We will conquer Europe one day. It is not a question of we will conquer Europe, just a matter of when that will happen. But it...
  • White screaming drowns out black voices at protests

    12/16/2014 1:17:08 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 16, 2014 | Chip Johnson
    Bay Area protests over the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and scores of others may assuage white liberal guilt and provide a righteous reason to rail against the machine, but it would be nice to actually hear from some black folks. So far, it seems all I’ve seen and heard in three weeks of protest are some pretty vocal white folks screaming to have their way, or dismissing the actions of the wolves inside the flock as the ugly backside of democracy. Assault, vandalism and looting are not protected forms of free speech.
  • FDNY Bans Physical Test Requirement Amid Low Female Hiring Rate

    12/11/2014 4:06:45 PM PST · by rightistight · 50 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/11/14 | Aurelius
    The New York Fire Department has dropped a test to measure the strength and physical aptitude of its members amid concerns that there are too few females on the force. Critics are slamming the move as a “lowering of standards” and lives could be endangered because people with inadequate skills will be tasked to do the same jobs as before. Supporters believe it will allow otherwise-competent firefighters to stay on the job. “It’s a lowering of the standards across the board,” said one former FDNY official. He believes that first-year Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro should be concerned with doing a...
  • "African Americans"?

    12/03/2014 8:34:38 AM PST · by Doctor 2Brains · 91 replies
    me | me
    Even the world's most hard-core, fire-breathing conservatives have me baffled. I'll paraphrase John Stossel in harsher language than he used (no conservative he, but he did address the issue) "If you use the term 'African American' you are either gutless or stupid. Gutless because you are afraid to "offend" those looking to be offended, stupid because you've not stopped to ask yourself what the hell this new term is all about." Why do SO MANY conservatives, even here on this site and even Rush Limbaugh, use this term? Blacks invented the term to wield power over nonblacks. If I force...
  • NC Board of Education hears debate about American exceptionalism

    12/01/2014 7:58:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    charoletteobserver.com ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | T. Keung Hui
    RALEIGH The question of whether high school students should be taught that America’s status is “exceptional” compared with other nations dominated debate Monday over the redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. History course. Larry Krieger, a retired history teacher and national activist, urged the State Board of Education to demand that the College Board revise the AP U.S. History course because its 70-page framework omits the mention of “American exceptionalism” that was in previous guidelines. Instead of teaching that America is “a force for good in the world” and stands for democracy and freedom, Krieger said, the new course is designed to...
  • The Benefits of Being Politically Correct(not a satire but reads like one)

    11/29/2014 4:45:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anna North
    The Benefits of Being Politically Correct By Anna North November 10, 2014 1:20 pm 30 Comments When people bring up political correctness, they’re often talking about how much they hate it. Unlike, say, “diversity” or “inclusion,” the term is perhaps most frequently used by those who object to what it stands for, who feel that calls to change the way they speak harm them or society in some way. These objections inspired Jack Goncalo, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell, and his team to study the actual effects of political correctness. They’d heard “this idea that the effort to...
  • Time Magazine: Men Who Don’t Sit and Cross their Legs are “Manifestation of Patriarchal Privilege”

    11/23/2014 11:57:15 AM PST · by rightistight · 137 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/23/14 | Aurelius
    Time Magazine has declared that men who are able to sit and not cross their legs are a “manifestation of patriarchal privilege.” In an article called, “‘Man Spreaders,’ There’s No Excuse for Not Closing Your Legs on the Subway,” Time’s Etiquette section slammed men who do not sit with their legs together. But more than it being impolite and against etiquette, there is a much bigger problem with men like this: they are proliferating “the patriarchy.” The article explains that men sitting with their legs apart “is the most visual manifestation of patriarchal privilege and that is why it is...
  • Gay Blood Donation Ban Could Be Lifted: Gay men may donate blood if abstinent for a year.

    11/14/2014 7:17:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 11/14/2013 | By Nikki Schwab
    Gay men just got a step closer to being able to donate blood. Since 1983, men who have had sex with men anytime since 1977 were barred from donating blood, a policy put in place because of the HIV/AIDs epidemic, which especially ravaged the gay community in its early years. But on Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety voted 16-2 to tweak the ban, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, suggesting instead that men who have had sex with men could give blood, but with a caveat. They’d have to be abstinent for...
  • 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.
  • Burrito chain urged to drop ‘illegal’ from name (‘Illegal Pete’s’, Colorado)

    10/23/2014 5:47:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 4:58 PM EDT
    Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete’s to change its name because of the way the word “illegal” has been used to describe immigrants. The Coloradan reports that about 30 people gathered in Fort Collins Wednesday to ask owner Pete Turner to change the name of the chain, which is about to open an outlet there. It’s part of a bigger campaign nationally against what critics refer to as the “I-word.” They think using the word to describe a person is dehumanizing. …
  • Politically Correct Language Thoughts

    10/10/2014 11:35:15 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    If a prostitute is a sex worker, is a thief an expropriation worker? And a hitman a dispatch worker? If a homosexual is gay, is a necrophiliac happy? If Before Christ is Before the Common Era and Anno Domini is Common Era, is Jesus Christ a common good? If a person who criticises Islam is suffering from Islamophobia, is a person who criticises him suffering from Islamophobiaphobia? If someone opposed to Third World immigration to the West is a racist, is someone in favour of it a Westist? If believing that a woman should cook is misogynist, is believing...
  • 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
  • CDC Chief: Why I don't support a travel ban to combat Ebola outbreak {Deadly PC BS Alert}

    10/10/2014 4:55:16 AM PDT · by drpix · 98 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Tom Frieden, CDC Director
    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States has caused some to call on the United States to ban travel for anyone from the countries in West Africa facing the worst of the Ebola epidemic.... We don't want to isolate parts of the world, or people who aren't sick, because that's going to drive patients with Ebola underground, making it infinitely more difficult to address the outbreak... A travel ban is not the right answer. It’s simply not feasible to build a wall – virtual or real – around a community, city, or country. A travel ban would...
  • What’s Racist, What’s Not (As of Friday, Oct. 3, 2014). Note: Will update as necessary

    10/04/2014 12:49:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/03/2014 | BY: Andrew Stiles
    Liberals tend to devote a significant portion of their daily lives to proving how not racist they are. One particularly expedient way of doing this is to declare that something a conservative has said or done is totally racist, and then to place oneself in opposition to the thing that was racist: “See, I’m not a racist!”As result, the List of Things That Are Racist has grown incomprehensibly long. The Free Beacon‘s devotion to public service obligates us to provide this list (not exhaustive by any means) of what liberals do and do not consider to be racist.Things That...
  • The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality (Politically Correct James Bond Through The Ages)

    09/21/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    MovieGuide ^ | Peter Hammond
    The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality During a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum in London, as I examined the Secret Service exhibits, I could not help but notice the sharp contrast between the villains depicted in James Bond 007 films and the real enemies of the Realm. • KGB Infiltrators Although MI5 and MI6 were riddled with high level KGB infiltrators, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Harry Houghton, John Cairncross, George Blake, Donald Maclean, Geoffrey Prime, Anthony Blunt and Sir Roger Hollis, no 007 film has really tackled that reality. That M, at the time of the early...
  • How the growing generation gap is changing the face of fandom

    09/07/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | August 25, 2014 | Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
    Earlier this month, two fan conventions came to London: Nine Worlds and the World Science Fiction Convention, commonly know as Worldcon. Worldcon is in its 72nd year, a huge old dinosaur (or perhaps an aging dragon) of science-fiction fandom. This year more than 10,000 people paid for memberships, which included entrance to the annual Hugo Awards. The official guests of honor were revered science-fiction and fantasy authors, editors, and illustrators, all of whom were in their 60s and 70s. Nine Worlds was smaller, younger, and catered to a more varied crowd including comics, TV, and fanfic followers. But since both...
  • Resisting the Islamic State’s Demand for Submission: We cannot defeat barbarism with a PC war.

    09/03/2014 6:51:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/03/2014 | Ben Carson
    The Islamic State and the other advocates of sharia law are growing rapidly, along with their zeal to eradicate or convert all “infidels.” For those who are asleep at the wheel, in the opinion of these fanatics, most of Western civilization — including America — fits into the infidel category. I normally encourage conversation and compromise where possible, but how does one negotiate or compromise with someone who desires your elimination? Maybe if you meet some of their demands, they will only dismember you or kill you more slowly. Obviously, the expansion of groups such as the Islamic State represents...
  • Michael Brown 'No Angel' Controversy (NYT Said Brown was "NO Angel")

    08/26/2014 6:47:03 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | August 25, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Times is under fire for its profile of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri, on 9 August. The article, which was published on Sunday, the day before Mr Brown's funeral, paints an intimate portrait of his life. It also reveals some of the personal struggles he faced in the days leading up to his death. "Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel, with public records and interviews with friends and family revealing both problems and promise in his young life," writes John...
  • Will ESPN Suspend Mike Ditka?

    08/21/2014 5:35:02 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 21 replies
    ESPN has a nasty habit of suspending people who they hire to share opinions. Stephen A. Smith was recently suspended for daring to suggest a woman shouldn’t antagonize her violent husband. You would think this is common sense. If a woman knows her man is violent and knows what will trigger him, it’s probably not a good idea to antagonize him. That doesn’t let husband off the hook of course and Smith so much as said so. Max Kellerman admitted on the air he hit his girlfriend years ago (it was in context of the NFL’s Ray Rice suspension, which...
  • 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...
  • Principal Calls Student Racist Because He Wore White, Made ‘W’ Sign During SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK

    07/17/2014 5:15:04 PM PDT · by equalator · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-17-2014 | Eric Owens
    A star high school athlete in rural Marshalltown, Iowa has been suspended for three football games this fall because he posted a social media image of himself enthusiastically festooned from head to toe in white clothing during school spirit week. In the photo, he made the letter “W” with his hands — which in this case stands for white. “The actual school chose the colors that each grade would be wearing,” Cathy Van Staalduine explained. “Juniors wore white. So Blair, of course, being active in the school, dressed from head to toe in white.” She noted emphatically that the “W”...
  • Universities to host ‘National Gay Blood Drive’

    07/11/2014 9:48:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    The Campus Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    •Men who have sex with other men have been banned from donating blood by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 1977. •According to the CDC, gay and bisexual men accounted for 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010. Universities across the country are hosting a National Gay Blood Drive today to encourage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change its current policies which prevent gay men from donating blood. According to the FDA’s website, men who have sex with other men (MSM) have an increased risk for HIV, hepatitis B and other types of infections that can...
  • (Graham) Nash sees young people as saviors of the future (i.e. of Crosby, Stills etc.)

    07/08/2014 2:26:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 8, 2014 5:02 AM EDT | John Carucci
    Graham Nash feels optimistic that young people will once again change America for the better. So while he’s frustrated by political ideals surrounding issues like global warming and marriage equality, he realizes that “those powers against progress” will naturally run their course. “They will all die at one point and the children will take over,” Nash said. Then he added: “Do you know anybody under 25 that gives a damn whether you marry a man if you’re a man or if you marry a woman if you’re a woman? No.” …
  • Victimization Nation: Why does America keep falling for politically correct con artists?

    06/26/2014 6:22:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2014 | A.J. Delgado
    Earlier this month, the story of a little girl’s experience at a local Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) went viral. According to reports, three-year Victoria Welcher, who had been disfigured in a pit-bull attack, was kicked out of a Mississippi KFC restaurant because her face was making the other diners uncomfortable. Victoria’s family posted a photo of the child on Facebook with the caption, “Does this face look scary to you? Last week at KFC in Jackson MS this precious face was asked to leave because her face scared the other diners. I personally will never step foot in another...
  • I'm offended at the name given to the District of Columbia

    06/19/2014 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2014 anno Domini | Robert Tracinski
    Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You Article Subtitle: Anyone deemed politically incorrect is now outside the protection of the law. Like most people, I haven’t been all that interested in the controversy over whether the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive. Personally, I’m more offended that Washington, DC, has become the kind of megalopolis that can support an NFL team. If I had my way, it would go back to being a humid, swampy backwater with impassable mud roads. Pierre L’Enfant has much to answer for. But I think everyone should be terrified by the new ruling...
  • PETER LUCAS: Obama's D-Day (satire)

    06/16/2014 9:23:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Sentinel & Enterprise ^ | 6-3-14 | Peter Lucas
    Here is a transcript of the trans-Atlantic telephone conversation that would have taken place between General Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower, commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, and President Barack Obama on the eve of the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944. Friday is the 70th anniversary of the landing. President Obama: General, are you sure we are doing the right thing by going ahead with this invasion? Ike: It's too late to turn back now. Obama: I should have flown to Berchtesgaden and talked with Mr. Hitler. Or at least called. Ike: He won't take your calls. Obama: OK, Ike. But...
  • 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...
  • Left Offended - Don’t be afraid to say the right words

    06/02/2014 1:56:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 2, 2014 | Quin Hillyer
    There comes a point where the Left’s calumnizing of conservatives, its endless quest to delegitimize ordinary words, and its determination to criminalize religious expression all combine to make me want to offend as many leftists as I can, in response, just for fun. But not only for fun: Deliberately choosing to offend them, and thus trying to shred their ideological straitjackets, is occasionally a necessary endeavor. We on the right must show that we need not cower; we can and must fight back. In that spirit: To 50-year-old men, 20-year-old females are indeed “girls.” Not women. Get over it. If...
  • ‘Hump Day’ Camel Party Cancelled at College Over Fear of Offending Middle East

    06/01/2014 3:52:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota cancelled a “Hump Day” party last week featuring a live camel following complaints that the event could be viewed as offensive to Middle Eastern cultures. The campus’ Residence Hall Association nixed its own event after several students began organizing a protest on Facebook. The protest had received more than 100 RSVPs before it was deleted Wednesday, according to aThursday report in Campus Reform. The episode has since triggered a social-media backlash against campus political correctness, with critics expressing incredulity over the idea that a camel is somehow culturally insensitive or racist....
  • Woman Campaigns Against "Sexist" Bicycle Helmets

    05/28/2014 2:24:17 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 75 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/28/14 | Aurelius
    An Australian woman is fighting to get rid of compulsory bicycle helmet laws because she deems them to be "sexist." Sue Abbott of New South Wales believes that people should have the option of whether to wear bicycle helmets because forcing women to use helmets is "sexist." "It is a very sexist law because a lot of women have maintained hairstyles and would end up with helmet hair," Ms. Abbott explains. "And women have told me that’s one of the factors (for not riding bikes)." Specifically, Abbott is campaigning to make helmets optional instead of mandatory. She believes those who...
  • Christians need not apply

    05/27/2014 9:55:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    One News Now ^ | 5-27-14 | Bryan Fischer
    The number of careers and professions available to practicing Christians is shrinking by the day. You can add a career in public health to that list. Dr. Brendan Bain, one of the leading AIDS experts in the Caribbean, has been unceremoniously cashiered from his post for having the temerity to tell the truth about the cause of AIDS. A long-time and highly respected professor at the University of West Indies until his retirement in 2012, Dr. Bain was praised by all as a "pioneer” in the effort to combat HIV/AIDS, which is at epidemic proportions in Caribbean nations. Since his...
  • Redskins say name ‘respectful,’ suggest Senate Dems don’t have all the facts

    05/24/2014 11:53:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2014 | (With AP)
    The Washington Redskins responded Saturday to Senate Democrats saying the nickname is a racial slur and must be changed, saying it is “respectful” to Native Americans and suggesting the lawmakers don’t have all of the facts. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, team President Bruce Allen wrote: “Our use of ‘Redskins’ as the name of our football team for more than 80 years has always been respectful of and shown reverence toward the proud legacy and traditions of Native Americans.” […] The three-page letter—titled “The Truth about the Redskins’ Name and Logo”—references research that “the term ‘Redskins’...
  • (VANITY, but relevent) University of Maryland develops "Queer Camp" and donor fund!

    05/09/2014 10:00:01 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 11 replies
    University of Maryland ^ | 5/9/14 | University of Maryland
    Look at this disgusting garbage! Know why I won't contribute to "my" or any college? See here. In my e-mail today. The main page, so you can see the context.... https://www.launch.umd.edu/ ...and the specific nugget in detail... https://www.launch.umd.edu/project/533c322d0920657409de13be