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  • Anti-Taliban fighters claim victories as first stirrings of armed resistance emerge

    08/21/2021 4:20:29 AM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    WaPo via msn ^ | 20 Aug 2021 | Ezzatullah Mehrdad, Sudarsan Raghavan
    KABUL —Groups of armed Afghans attacked the Taliban on Friday, driving Afghanistan's new rulers out of three northern districts, the first assault against the Islamist militants since they swept into Kabul last week and seized control of the government. ...“We have ignited something that is historic in Afghanistan,” said Sediqullah Shuja, 28, a former Afghan soldier who took part in Friday’s uprising. “Taliban fighters had armored vehicles, but people threw stones at Taliban fighters and drove them out.” “As long as we are alive,” he said, “we do not accept the Taliban’s rule.”...
  • Why Bill Burr’s Jokes Targeting Feminism Are Pro-Woman

    09/23/2019 8:37:29 AM PDT · by TomServo · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/23/2019 | Ellie Bufkin
    Comedy specials have become a bugle call for herds of people looking for reasons to be offended and to demand the end of a celebrity’s career. They have also become a “safe space” for people who like to laugh at politically incorrect humor and provide relief from a life where saying what you really mean is incredibly risky. Bill Burr’s “Paper Tiger” is no exception, delivering a swift kick straight into the hornet’s nest of strident feminism. In his hour-long Netflix special, Burr is undaunted by the recent backlash against all forms of comedy by people who seem affronted by...
  • Islamist Organizations Only Elevate The ‘Right’ Muslims

    09/20/2019 9:07:50 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 09/20/2019 | David Swindle
    Among the fascinating phenomena of America’s most prominent Muslim activist organizations is how they decide which Muslims to lift up and which to ignore. Compare two recent comedy specials. One, Dave Chappelle’s newest Netflix special “Sticks & Stones,” which is generating intense reactions given its choice of material — including abortion, #MeToo, Transgenderism, “the alphabet people” (referring to the expanding acronym LGBTQIA+), and the implications of the “cancel culture,” which seeks to silence all who do not adhere to the “woke” doctrines of political correctness. Thinking about this hilariously offensive special brought to mind another recent comedy special that challenged...
  • College disciplines student for Facebook comments about Baltimore riot

    08/02/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Reuters
    DALLAS — A Texas Christian University student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning “infliction of bodily or emotional harm” and “disorderly conduct.” He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extracurricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: “These...
  • Alleged slur uttered at Crawford in NH traced to Mass. police officer

    07/13/2012 7:38:42 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 30 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 7-12-12 | CRAIG N. LIADIS
    By CRAIG N. LIADIS New Hampshire Union Leader A Leominster, Mass., police officer is under investigation to determine whether he called Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford a racial slur during a New Hampshire Fisher Cats game in Manchester last week. Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella confirmed that an investigation is ongoing and that the officer, who was not identified, has been assigned to desk duty. “We received tips earlier in the week identifying the person,'' Mazzarella said. Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner isn't concerned where the individual is from. “I don't want to get into a border war,” Brenner said....
  • Anti Palin comments are counter-productive and should not be tolerated among us. (Vanity)

    11/14/2009 10:57:36 AM PST · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 220 replies · 6,378+ views
    Those of you. You know who you are. I don't care who you are or what your reasoning is. Your siding with the maistream media against Palin is doing nothing to help Republicans or Conservatism in general. You are hurting your own cause. Unless you are a DU troll. Or a liberal Republican who has no idea what the heck you are even talking about. Ani Palin comments (such as "shes not fit to be President") should be seen as trolling and should not be tolerated on Free Republic, any conservative web site or any conservative setting. While I am...
  • If 'Islamist' is out, what do we call them?

    07/04/2007 4:40:34 AM PDT · by VA Voter · 61 replies · 1,002+ views ^ | 7/4/07 | Andrew Marr
    If it were proved that highly qualified, ambitious doctors were Islamist mass-murder plotters, it would put a hole through another comforting theory - that this is "all about" under-employed young men of low self-esteem and educational attainments. It is comforting, because it suggests that al-Qa'eda can be defeated by more money spent on sixth-form colleges. But it now joins the theory that this is "all about" the misdemeanours of the House of Saud, or "all about" the persecution of the Palestinians. All of these things matter, and they are all part of the picture, but it is never a bad...
  • Hurt feelings are all the rage

    07/23/2007 9:43:50 AM PDT · by grandpa jones · 22 replies · 1,156+ views
    Nuke's news & views ^ | 7/23/07 | Nuke Gingrich
    Elizabeth Edwards called in to a cable news show and said that Ann Coulter’s words had hurt her feelings. Hillary Clinton wailed that the Pentagon Undersecretary had insulted her patriotism. Mean old neocons just keep stomping on liberal sensitivities. Not to be outdone, the Islamic Rage Boy says his feelings are hurt, too. “I do not like being called Islamic Rage Boy, it is not nice; but why should I care what people think of me in this life? The afterlife will decide my fate, not a mousemat.” “I am not happy with people joking about me or making me...
  • Pregnant Woman in Islamic Dress Assaulted, Called 'Terrorist B-tch' (CAIR promotional press release)

    08/09/2005 10:17:46 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 313 replies · 4,992+ views
    A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on law enforcement authorities to treat an assault this morning on a Virginia Muslim woman as a hate crime. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported that a 23-year-old Muslim woman, who is 8 months pregnant and wears and Islamic head scarf, said she was out for her morning walk in Arlington, Va., when three white men in a pick-up truck began screaming anti-Muslim and racist slurs at her. According to the victim, the men shouted, "You terrorist b- tch, go back to your country. . .You n-gger...
  • Words Kill. (Vanity)

    03/12/2005 12:54:00 PM PST · by null and void · 148 replies · 1,229+ views
    Vanity | 3/12/05 | (the Constitution is not) null and void
    There was considerable discussion of this thesis on the Atlanta shooting thread, Although we never reached a consensus, we did agree that the shooting thread wasn't the time or the place to debate this. Here's a place. Anyone got the time? Two camps, the correct one - mine- says that Words are far deadlier than gunpowder. This camp can site multiple examples, From the qu'ran to to the Communist Manifesto. Example: The Supremes wrote some words in 1963, that seeing a suspect in restraints prejudices a jury. These words are a direct root cause of the recent deaths in Atlanta....
  • Governor won't apologize for calling his foes 'girlie men'

    07/19/2004 7:22:18 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 150 replies · 3,458+ views
    The Marin Independent Journal ^ | July 19, 2004 | Staff
    Democrats say comment sexist and homophobic LOS ANGELES - A spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said yesterday that the governor would not apologize for calling lawmakers "girlie men," despite criticisms from Democrats that the remark was sexist and homophobic. Schwarzenegger said during a rally Saturday that Democrats were delaying the budget by catering to special interests, and that the lawmakers were "girlie men" if they refused to admit it. He also said Californians should vote out lawmakers who stand in the way of passing the budget. "If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you...
  • Dean, Gephardt staffs trade angry remarks

    10/30/2003 1:57:19 PM PST · by woofer · 11 replies · 154+ views
    Des Moines Register ^ | 10/30/2003 | KEN FUSON
    Dean, Gephardt staffs trade angry remarks A Dean worker says he was called a derogatory name. Gephardt's staff says the accusation is a "dirty trick.' By KEN FUSON Dean, Gephardt staffs trade angry remarks> Register Staff Writer 10/30/2003 With their presidential candidates locked in a neck-and-neck race in Iowa, the campaign staffs for Democratic rivals Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt are hurling angry accusations at each other over an incident this week in Des Moines. Dean staffers say an openly gay campaign worker was pushed by Gephardt's Iowa campaign manager and called a "faggot" by someone else on Gephardt's national...
  • Statement from Howard Dean [Hypocrite flip flop ]

    09/12/2003 3:40:27 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 19 replies · 200+ views ^ | 9/12/03 3:01:00 PM | Tricia Enright of Dean for America
    Statement from Howard Dean9/12/03 3:01:00 PM To: National Desk, Political Reporter Contact: Tricia Enright of Dean for America, 802-651-3200MANCHESTER, N.H., Sept. 12 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Howard Dean, M.D., issued the following statement this afternoon:"I consider Dick Gephardt -- a man I campaigned for 16 years ago -- a friend of mine. But I am deeply saddened that he has chosen to resort to the politics of the past by engaging in name-calling, guilt by association and scare tactics."It is a sad day for Dick Gephardt when he compares ANY democratic candidate running for President to Newt...