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  • A Parting Shot to the Company Commissar

    05/06/2016 8:58:54 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 62 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6 May 2016 | Me
    So here is the situation. About a year ago, I was convinced I would lose my job due to a confrontation with the company HR manager (a/k/a "The Commissar") over doing something non-PC which he made into a BFD. But today, I am still here and he is retiring next week. We are even having a "We're Glad You are Leaving Party." So there is a card we are all being asked to sign with a short message (preferably 6 words or less). I am trying to keep it classy even though a lot of my co-workers are not. I...
  • Andrew Shaw Suspended One Game for Use of Homophobic Slur During Hawks Game

    04/21/2016 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 46 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lauren Petty
    Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur twice during Tuesday night’s playoff loss against the St. Louis Blues. The league announced the suspension Wednesday along with a $5,000 fine for "directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials" during the game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training, according to the NHL. The suspension means Shaw will miss Game 5 of the team's series against the Blues, where they are facing elimination.
  • APPROPRIATE THIS! (Bill Whittle explains the Whiny Class)

    04/14/2016 9:22:05 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 12 replies
    YouTube (Bill Whittle Channel) ^ | 4/11/2016 | Bill Whittle
    A must watch... insane is the "new normal"...
  • Trump's Allure... everyday people...

    03/25/2016 9:23:59 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 14 replies
    3-25-16 | lil-old-me
    Talk show hosts, mediaites and pundits are all asking the same question, “why is Trump so popular”? Pampered establishment politicians are all asking what’s Trump got they ain’t got? “Courage”, said Tin Man, Scarecrow and Dorothy to the Cowardly Lion. Courage to be himself and stand against Political Correctness! With all his flaws, brash babbling and seemingly insensitive nature, he musters the courage to stand and speak against the tyranny of Political Correctness… even if he himself is flawed. One of the favorite tactics of the left is to disqualify folks, especially conservatives, from having a voice because some moral...
  • P.C. – R.I.P.

    03/19/2016 9:52:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/16 | Scott Powell
    Shield of political correctness protecting the Democrat Party can continue to be exposed, shattered, the GOP is likely to broaden its base, widen its majority, gain influence in the culture, foreign policy, defeat ISIS, Radical Islam There should be no surprise that former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, who played a role in launching the political career of Barack Obama, was found among the street demonstrators in Chicago who succeeded in forcefully disrupting and shutting down Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s campaign rally on March 11, injuring two police officers who were trying to maintain order. When Trump proceeded to move...
  • Germany bans far-right Internet platform, arrests 2 [Isaiah 29]

    01/27/2016 12:10:32 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/27/2016 | Staff
    BERLIN (AP) -- The German government on Wednesday banned a far-right Internet platform that it accused of spreading "racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, homophobic and anti-Islamic content," and federal prosecutors said two people were arrested. The ban on the Altermedia Deutschland platform is "a clear sign that the rule of law doesn't allow hate crime," Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. The prosecutors' office said that two Germans, identified only as Jutta V. and Ralph Thomas K. in line with German privacy rules, were arrested on suspicion of founding a criminal organization and incitement. Three other suspects weren't arrested. Raids were conducted...
  • Another All-White Oscars? This Is Bull****. [Edited for language]

    01/14/2016 11:51:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 14, 2016 | Kevin Fallon
    Last year to open the Academy Awards, host Neil Patrick Harris joked, "Welcome to the 87th Oscars. Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest." Then, after a beat: "Sorry
brightest." It was a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of one of the biggest scandals to plague the Oscars in more than a decade: every single acting nominee was white. Worse, in a year when Selma, a film about Martin Luther King Jr., was the best reviewed film of the year—but shut out in every race but Best Picture. This year the joke is no longer funny.
  • What is Cultural Marxism? (Very informative 6 min video)

    01/09/2016 8:32:53 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    Von Mises Institute ^ | 01/08/2016 | Von Mises Institute
    What is Cultural Marxism examines the origin and intention of the extreme political correctness movement sweeping western government and institutions. This six minute film provides an overview of the Frankfurt School founders of today's cultural suicide. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dYu6qhd88_M
  • Oxford College To Remove ‘Racist’ (Cecil) Rhodes Plaque: Statue is Next

    12/18/2015 7:46:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 18, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Students at Oxford University have succeeded in persuading Oriel College to remove a plaque in honour of Cecil Rhodes, an imperialist the university has deemed racist. The College has also applied to the local council for permission to remove a statue of him from their grounds. Earlier this year, the University of Cape Town was forced to remove a statue of Rhodes from their campus, after students attacked the statue repeatedly with excrement and wrapped it in black bin bags.
  • Evangelical pastor on trial for branding Islam 'satanic' [Isaiah 32]

    12/14/2015 2:14:22 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 71 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/14/2015 | Bob Unruh
    A pastor is facing a court trial this week on a government charge that his message, delivered through a public electronic communications because it was online, was grossly offensive to the point of being criminal. The decision that results from the case, which is based on the pastor’s description of Islam as a “doctrine spawned in hell,” could determine whether Christian pastors will be allowed to preach biblical doctrine in the United Kingdom going forward. U.TV in the United Kingdom reports that Pastor James McConnell, 78, of Shore Road, Newtownabbey, is facing a three-day trial for charges stemming from alleged...
  • Dutch gallery under fire after removing offensive terms from its artworks' titles and [tr]

    12/14/2015 8:13:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 14, 2015 | Emma Glanfield
    A top European art gallery has come under fire after removing controversial terms such as 'negro' and 'Mohammedan' from the descriptions of its artworks over fears they could cause offence. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has been accused of pandering to political correctness after taking the decision to remove terms which may be deemed offensive from around 200 titles and descriptions of artworks in its collection.
  • Free Speech vs. the Thought Police

    12/06/2015 11:44:58 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Realclearpolitics.com ^ | 6 Dec, 2015 | Salena Zito
    ....In the mid-19th century, the Ohio Valley was predominantly rural families. Today, it is a mix of rural poor and urban minorities, among the most economically disadvantaged, for whom attending college always has been a bridge out of poverty. Throughout our history, going to college never meant going to a place of comfort. It meant being discomforted, forced to debate and examine your most cherished beliefs; it was intended to challenge students to see complexity instead of binary choices in life. It was never meant to be a place to demand thought police in the guise of "social justice" or...
  • Liberals became the Man, and he's so Boring

    12/06/2015 9:32:00 AM PST · by BansheeBill · 13 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | 12/4/2015 | Glenn Beaton
    Let me get this straight: You’re real cool and edgy. You think global warming is the greatest threat to America, Maya Angelou is better than Shakespeare, people with more money than you have too much and big government is suited for every task except the task of defending the country. Oh, and you’re way into, like, several Eastern religions. To which I say, “Yawn.” Come on. You think exactly what your college professors told you to think, exactly what government bureaucrats told you to think and exactly what your friends told you to think — all because your goal in...
  • Emory: Faculty Thoughtcrime Tribunals

    12/05/2015 8:22:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    American Conservative ^ | December 4, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    A group of black student protesters at Emory University in Atlanta issued a hysterical list of strident “demands” — their word — to the university administration, and demanded that they respond by December 4, or else. You know the drill: race radicals say “jump,” university administrators say “how high?” I have posted the students’ entire list of demands below, as well as the university’s full response. Both are extraordinary documents that deserve full reading. The students’ demands are mostly a wish list written by spoiled brats, and the university’s response is a capitulation to them. I want to focus on...
  • Hamilton College Students Demand Free-Speech Ban and Want White Faculty Out of Leadership

    12/02/2015 11:27:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 1, 2015 | Emily Shire
    A group of students at Hamilton College, known only as The Movement, has given new meaning to the expression “everything but the kitchen sink” in a list of demands—“Demands by Hamilton College,” no less—sent to the college’s president. Limiting freedom of speech; discouraging white faculty from leading departments; hiring of financial advisers to solely work with students of color; allocating student government seats specifically for “marginalized and underrepresented groups;” and erecting a statue in honor of the Oneida Native Americans are all among the demands.
  • House Masters ‘Unanimously’ Agree To Change Title (Harvard)

    12/02/2015 7:34:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Crimson ^ | December 1, 2015 | Meg P. Bernhard
    The masters of Harvard’s 12 undergraduate residential Houses have unanimously agreed to change their title, a term that some students criticize as associated with slavery and has come under scrutiny as debates about racism take hold of college campuses nationwide. College and House administrators will soon meet to select a new name to replace the “House master” title, according to Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, who informed the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the decision at its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Khurana, himself a master of Cabot House, said he will inform the College of the new title...
  • Renaming Washington D.C. - Name of U.S. Capital is 'Racist' & 'offensive' - Not a Safe Space (Video)

    11/16/2015 9:13:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 16, 2015 | Mark Dice
    In an experiment, social critic Mark Dice asks beachgoers in San Diego to sign a petition he said would rename the Capital of the United States to something else because Washington D.C. is named after George Washington, a slave owner. (c) 2015 by Mark Dice.
  • Blazing Saddles Movie

    11/12/2015 6:20:34 PM PST · by nevergore · 188 replies
    self ^ | 11/10/2015 | nevergore
    Could this movie be made today? Mel Brooks doesn't think so..... Could the kids at our universities watch it without turning into quivering masses of protoplasam?
  • Former Intelligence Analyst: Political Correctness Is A Manipulative Tool For Centralizing Power

    10/11/2015 10:34:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/15 | Ginni Thomas
    A former intelligence analyst, Stella Morabito, who grew up in a left-wing family and calls herself a “realist,” is speaking out about mass manipulation, political correctness and the transgender agenda. Her writings at The Federalist got the attention of Rush Limbaugh back in June when he seemed fascinated by her piece on mass delusion. A subsequent related piece is here. In this exclusive video interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation, she details how the left uses mass manipulation techniques to confuse Americans and grab power. She condemns conservatives for not even realizing the behavior modification techniques being employed in...
  • First women to pass Ranger School were given extra training and lowered benchmarks after General vow

    09/26/2015 7:57:01 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 79 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 25 September 2015
    The first two women to graduate from Ranger School have had their elite status questioned amid claims that Army officials vowed to pass at least one of them before the course even started. Back in January a general is claimed to have told his subordinates that 'a woman will graduate Ranger School' this year, as part of the first ever class to include serving female soldiers. The general, who has not been named, reportedly added: 'At least one will get through', according to People. In August, Capt Shaye Haver and First Lt Kristen Griest became the first two women to...
  • WHAT IF: A White Baptist Boy Brought A 'Clock' That Looked Like A Bomb To School?

    09/20/2015 5:04:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2015 | Doug Giles
    If a white Baptist kid named Wedge Figgus rocked up to his High School’s Show-N-Tell last week with a briefcase full of circuit boards, wires and timers that looked nada like a frickin' clock, the following chain-reaction, more than likely, would’ve been set into irrevocable motion: 1. Wedge would’ve been night-sticked into next week by the #BlackLivesMatter school cop at the behest of the lesbian/communist principal. If not that, Wedge definitely would’ve been bounced out of that school until the media had finished totally ruining his and his family’s life. Speaking of the media 
 2. The presumption of Wedge’s...
  • Reporter: Using the term ‘anchor baby’ is offensive. Trump: Boo Hoo, I’m using it.

    08/20/2015 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/15 | Robert Laurie
    Politically incorrect? Tough. As you’re no doubt aware, saying ‘Donald Trump isn’t interested in political correctness’ is a little bit of an understatement. The one constant in his campaign has been that he says what he wants, how he wants, and if you’re going to try to challenge him on it, you’re in for a struggle. The press can’t stand this, because they know his attitude resonates with voters. So, when he outlined his plans to deal with illegal immigration, they were ready to pounce. HTML5 video is not supported! Trump gave them an opening by using the term “anchor...
  • The Art of Being Offended: Part One

    08/19/2015 4:42:11 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 7 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Chris Shugart
    The victim culture in this country has been turning out countless numbers of indignant sufferers who can cry out their personal brand of injustice with the convincing wail of a child that dropped their ice cream scoop onto the sidewalk. These martyrs have gotten so good that they could start their own professional league. It’s practically a spectator sport as it is. You hardly ever know in advance who you’re going to offend or the reason why. Then suddenly someone leaps out, having identified their target of opportunity, and then delivers their war cry: “That’s offensive!” And for some reason...
  • Sioux chants could mean consequences at UND

    08/16/2015 12:41:01 PM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 19 replies
    InForum ^ | 8/16/2015 | Anna Burleson
    GRAND FORKS – Continuing to play as UND/North Dakota wouldn't violate any NCAA rules unless fans continued to cheer for the Fighting Sioux and other schools complained about it.The NCAA passed rules restricting its members from using Native American imagery in 2005, and after a drawn out battle with tribes, lawmakers and university representatives, the University of North Dakota ultimately reached a settlement agreement and retired its Fighting Sioux name in December 2012. The school has played as UND/North Dakota ever since. But it's common knowledge in the Grand Forks area that the end of the national anthem at UND...
  • The Coddling of the American Mind

    08/11/2015 10:05:51 AM PDT · by Veto! · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2015 Issue | GREG LUKIANOFF AND JONATHAN HAIDT
    In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health. Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors at Harvard not to teach rape law—or, in one case, even use the word violate (as in “that...
  • The Origins of Political Correctness

    06/18/2015 1:21:42 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 49 replies
    Acuracy in Academia Address ^ | February 5, 2000 | Bill Lind
    An Accuracy in Academia Address by Bill Lind Variations of this speech have been delivered to various AIA conferences including the 2000 Consevative University at American University 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...
  • The Next Idiocy in PC.

    05/17/2015 12:17:26 PM PDT · by Desron13 · 66 replies
    Vanity | 05/17/15 | Desron13
    I can't help but notice that the nitwits on the left have adopted of late two ridiculous terms to blather against the sane. These terms are "White Privilege" and "Micro Aggression". Both of course are meaningless in any rational way but serve to tickle the pseudointellectual BB brains that like to think that a college education means anything these days. What I would like to do is have a competition of sorts to try and predict what the next popular nitwhittery from the left will be so we can get out ahead of it and begin the mocking of it...
  • Queer....

    12/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 171 replies
    Trying Times... | BigTigerMike
    Yesterday at my job I was walking through the building and one of my fellow associates was jesting about me working long hours, so I sighed and said a little spur-of-the-moment rhythm: Yes, we're now here but we aren't being queer We'll soon be out of here Well another associate, who happens to be an homosexual, overhead this from around the corner and went and complained that I made an derogatory comment and that it was an unforgivable act as far as he goes. Word got back to me about what the young man had said and I went to...
  • 1,400 English Girls Raped by Multiculturalism

    09/09/2014 2:24:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-9-2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, it was revealed that between 1997 and 2013, at least 1,400 girls -- in just one relatively small English city (Rotherham, population 275,000) had been raped by gangs of men over the past decade. As summarized in a British government inquiry: "It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered. They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten, and intimidated. There were examples of children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made...
  • Bistro Takes Down Bacon Sign After Muslim Woman Complains

    08/25/2014 11:37:04 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 66 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    For some reason, the vast majority of Americans can’t get enough of bacon. So Sneakers Bistro in Vermont put up a big sign proudly advertising bacon on it. There’s just one snag: a local Muslim resident wasn’t happy about it and got the bistro to take it down... One Muslim woman complained on a public forum that she took offense at the sign. The owners of the bistro ended up reaching out to her. They apologized and took the sign down, saying they didn’t mean to offend anyone with their bacon celebration. The bistro tweeted out a link to an...
  • What Did This 13-Year Old Boy Draw That Caused His School to Suspend Him and Call Police?

    05/17/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-18-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsDo you remember playing “hangman” as a child? Me too. But apparently no one among the staff of Beaverton Junior High School in Oreon ever has. Or they are so hysterical as a result of politically correct indoctrination that they have lost their collective minds: The school suspended a 13-year-old student and turned him over to police because of a “doodle” he drew showing a person being hanged, as part of the game 'Hangman', his father claims in court.
  • The Great Purge (Of the US Military)

    11/12/2013 11:01:56 AM PST · by xzins · 39 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | November 11, 2013 | PETER FARMER
    During the years 1934-1939, Soviet dictator and Communist Party General Chairman Josef Stalin ordered what later became known to history as the "Great Purge" - a period of brutal political repression, torture, imprisonment and mass murder in the Soviet Union. Launched under the auspices of purifying the Communist Party of ideologically-unreliable elements and rooting out fifth columnists within its ranks, the purges focused initially on party leadership. However - fueled by Stalin's paranoia - they soon expanded into the military, government bureaucracy and wider Soviet society. Members of the intelligentsia, senior government bureaucrats (nomenklatura), professionals, land-owning farmers (kulaks), members of...
  • The PC Peril (Political Correctness and the Church)

    08/07/2013 8:10:05 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 3 replies
    Hal Lindsey Report (Video) ^ | August 2, 2013 | Hal Lindsey
    No matter how you feel about Hal Lindsey, he did a good job in the first 15 minutes of video on the threat of political correctness vs. the Christian Church. How government can use it against the Church and how damaging political correctness can be when it is allowed in the Church.
  • Milford police on the hunt for two armed street robbery suspects wearing hoodies (PC Barf alert)

    07/29/2013 4:48:38 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 6 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Jul 28, 2013 | unattributed
    Police said a preliminary investigation shows the two victims were walking when they were approached by two males wearing hooded shirts; one of the men brandished a handgun. The suspects took personal property from the victims and fled the area, heading Northbound on Gulf Street toward New Haven Avenue. A police K9 team conducted a search of the area which terminated in the area of Bedford Street, police said. No one was injured during the incident. The victims told police the robbers were wearing dark jeans and dark, zipped up hooded jackets.
  • (Vanity) - Political correctness is the cause of general intercepts

    06/11/2013 9:20:23 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 12 replies
    6/12/13 | Self
    It would seem as though we all have government snooping wrong. They are not prying, they are like cockroaches when the lights come on. They are scurrying, hiding, defenseless. There is a reason they must spy on us all. What is that reason? Political Correctness. If the federal government is watching you, it is because the Liberal left wing politicians have neutered them. Trust me / They would rather profile. What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree the government has been handicapped by political correctness, i.e. profiling EVERYONE instead of the obvious terrorists? Will good men stand up...
  • Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance: Military Under Fire

    03/13/2013 8:01:12 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Mar 8, 2013 | Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance
    Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance: Military Under Fire - YouTube
  • Git along little Dogies.

    09/05/2012 1:53:39 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 5, 2012 | Dan Miller
    It's your misfortune and none of my own. I wish. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aTQWC7crW4?feature=player_detailpage] Here is the YouTube link"Dogies," of course, refers to young cows destined to be fattened, eventually to be slaughtered and served for our dining pleasure. I was reminded of a poem by W. H. Auden this morning when it was noted in a comment at a PJ Tatler article. The article deals with the self-revelatory "We all belong to Government" video proudly shown yesterday at the DNC and which the National Committee later attempted, kinda sorta, to disavow. Perhaps I was wrong and so were others in thinking...
  • Backlash Makes NBC Pull "Bodies in Motion: Women at the 2012 London Olympics"

    08/11/2012 12:30:53 PM PDT · by sayfer bullets · 29 replies
    jezebel.com via LiveLeak ^ | 8/10/12 | Erin Gloria Ryan
    "Someone at NBC Apparently Approved This Creepy, Porny Video of Female Olympians. Have you barfed yet today? Get thee to a drain of some kind before watching this video the pervs over at NBC have put together in order to show their appreciation for Olympic bodies of the 2012 London Games. Unfortunately, to NBC, showcasing the "Bodies in Motion" of the XXX Olympiad means taking footage of conventionally attractive female athletes competing in sports that require them to be scantily clad, slowing it way down as the camera lovingly caresses their butts, breasts, and bouncing ponytails, and playing some soft...
  • You know government has lost its mind when…

    04/13/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 33 replies
    So, is there anyone left who still doesn’t recognize the absurd upside-down priorities of government driven by political correctness and environmental extremism? If so, get a gander at this news out of San Franciso (where else?): (CNSNews.com) – The government spent at least $205,075 in 2010 to ‘translocate’ a single bush in San Francisco that stood in the path of a$1.045-billion highway-renovation project that was partially funded by the economic stimulus legislation President Barack Obama signed in 2009. Yeah, a couple hundred grand of your tax money to move a bush. “Why?” you might ask. . .
  • Birthdays, and Dinosaurs, and Slavery, Oh My!

    03/28/2012 6:39:10 PM PDT · by absentee · 6 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 3/28/2012 | Caleb Howe
    Recently, the New York City public school system put out guidelines to providers of test materials to the district. The guidelines included a list of naughty words that should not be included in the materials, so as not to stress out, offend, or cause boo-boos to the children of the city, who are mainly made of glass it would seem. Among the no good, very bad words were “birthday”, “dinosaur”, “Halloween”, and references to junk food, swimming pools, and computers. This, dear friends, is unarguably a good thing. Take, for example, birthdays. Did you know that some people don’t celebrate...
  • Suspects attack male

    08/30/2011 4:53:53 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 21 replies
    Cavalier Daily (University of Virginia) ^ | August 29, 2011 | Anh Dao
    A male reported being robbed on the 1100 block of John Street at about 1:35 a.m. Saturday. The victim reported encountering four or five unidentified males as he rounded the corner of a building. The suspects accosted the victim and struck him before fleeing with his wallet in an unknown direction. No further descriptions of the suspects are available, and University Police could not be reached for comment.
  • Fullerton Hires Police Watchdog to Probe Homeless Man's Death

    08/17/2011 2:12:42 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 48 replies · 1+ views
    KTLA ^ | Aug. 17, 2011 | Staff
    FULLERTON, Calif. (KTLA) -- Fullerton's city council has voted to hire a police watchdog to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of mentally-ill homeless man, Kelly Thomas, after a violent confrontation with six officers. Council members voted 4-1 Tuesday night to hire Michael Gennaco, chief attorney for the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review, at upwards of $230 an hour. Gennaco said he would immediately begin his investigation into the entire department -- not just Thomas' death -- to see if there's any corruption. The decision came after a heated meeting involving enraged community members who booed, heckled and...
  • When race is relevant in news coverage

    06/12/2011 5:29:33 AM PDT · by DH · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/10/2011 | Gerould W. Kern
    This week the Chicago Tribune published several news stories and related columns about assaults by groups of youths in the Streeterville area of downtown Chicago. More coverage appears Sunday. A number of readers have asked why we have not included racial descriptions of the assailants and the victims in these incidents.
  • Title IX and Political Correctness are Killing Men's College Sports

    05/12/2011 10:16:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/12/2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the early 1970’s the Congress passed Title IX an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was supposed to eliminate discrimination against women at colleges and universities receiving federal money. Who could be against such a law? Nevertheless, as so many other efforts to help specific groups, Title IX’s “help” has morphed into a grotesque perversion of its intended purpose. The law of unintended consequences has joined forces with extreme political correctness to produce a monster which is devouring men’s sports teams at colleges across the country.
  • A slightly unconventional Book Review: <B>Without Firing a Shot</B>

    05/08/2011 10:12:55 PM PDT · by pfflier · 2 replies
    First of all Ron Walker is more than an acquaintance, he is my neighbor. He went to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, as a construction worker, to help rebuild. That part is not in the book and perhaps that will be a different chapter if he decides to discuss it in a new book. I hope he does. He is what you would call an average guy demographically. Yet, he is a hero like "Joe the Plumber", a single voice that states the obvious. That is the strength of the book. Without Firing a Shot is simplistically stark: America is...
  • PC Comics: Superman Renounces America!

    05/02/2011 1:31:02 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 29, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Once upon a time, superheroes were a source of comfort and escape from the difficulties and ugliness of real life. While real-life recession and terrorism aren’t likely to meet any tidy resolutions soon, we can always count on Batman to solve the Riddler’s latest puzzle just in time, or Spider-Man to save the damsel in distress (well, usually). Somewhere along the line, though, it was decided that our heroes had to grapple with real-world issues. When done sparingly and handled well, this can elevate the genre, such as Harry Osborn's battle with drugs or 2008’s brilliant The Dark Knight. But...
  • His Kung Fu Was Strong, But Not Strong Enough to Beat Political Correctness

    04/28/2011 9:41:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2011 | Jimmie Bise Jr.
    Just when you think the world can’t get any more crazy, it pulls over to a siding and hooks another car on the Crazy Train. This past Sunday, police in Britain actually arrested a keytarist named Simon Ledger for singing Carl Douglas’ “Kung Fu Fighting”.Now, I know what you may be thinking. If you put together a list of songs that, in a perfect world, could get a person arrested, that one would be right up there, along with Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)”. Surely in such a beautiful utopia, the use of a keytar in performance of...
  • Gay slur in lyrics disqualifies Dire Straits hit from Canadian radio play (Unbelievable!)

    01/13/2011 9:30:34 AM PST · by mkleesma · 105 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 01-14-11 | Ottawa — The Canadian Press
    The 1980s song Money for Nothing by the British rock band Dire Straits has been deemed unacceptable for play on Canadian radio. In a ruling released Wednesday, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council says the song contravenes the human rights clauses of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics and Equitable Portrayal Code. A listener to radio station CHOZ-FM in St. John's complained last year that the song includes the word “faggot” in its lyrics and is discriminatory to gays.
  • Department of Very Bad Immigration Ideas: 'Every child in the United States should learn Spanish'

    01/08/2011 6:40:44 PM PST · by forty_years · 22 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 11/8/2011 | Stanley Renshon
    Some ideas are so astoundingly bad that it is not only hard to take them seriously, but also to understand how they could be seriously made. Which brings us to Nicholas Kristof's recent column entitled "Primero Hay Que Aprender Espanol, Ranhou Zai Xue Zhongwen," which translates to "First, one must learn Spanish. Then Learn Chinese." ...
  • Political Correctness-- Defined At Last

    11/20/2010 8:26:28 AM PST · by rclough · 13 replies
    Roger Clough ^ | 11/20/2010 | Roger Clough
    Political correctness - The political view that whoever is offended is always right. This of course does not apply to whites, Christians, or conservatives.