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  • Redskins and thin skins

    06/11/2014 7:04:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/11/2014 | Burt Prelutsky
    The U.S. Senate under the guidance – or, if you prefer, the thumb – of Harry Reid isn’t interested in getting to the bottom of scandals involving the IRS, Benghazi or the Veterans Administration. But half the Senate—50 members, count ‘em, 50 – decided that the worst problem facing us was that their hometown football team continues to call itself the Washington Redskins. Even though a poll has shown that 80 percent of actual Native Americans have no problem with the name, Harry Reid and his coven of chowderheads have decided that something must be done. The very idea that...
  • 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...
  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/15/2014 5:18:58 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 79 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 14, 2014
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the...
  • Fed-Up Holder Rips 'Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly and Divisive' Congress

    04/10/2014 9:44:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/10/14 | Mike Levine
    A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching "unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive" attacks on him and the Obama administration. During a speech to the National Action Network in New truthYork on Wednesday lauding the organization's effort to advance racial equality, a heated Holder went a little off-script. "Forget about me [specifically]. Look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee," Holder told the crowd. "What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that...
  • First Grader Silenced For Mentioning Jesus

    03/29/2014 9:11:56 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 45 replies
    Eagle Forum ^ | 3/28/14 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A first grader in California has been told she’s not permitted to talk about the Bible at school. A teacher at Temecula Valley School told her first grade class to bring an object to school that represented a family Christmas tradition and then give a one-minute presentation. Brynn Williams brought the star that tops her family’s Christmas tree and shared how her family remembers Jesus’ birth at Christmas. “The star is named the Star of Bethlehem,” Brynn said. “The three kings followed the star to find the baby Jesus, the Savior of the world.” Brynn had planned to end her...
  • Titanic iceberg simulator in Chinese theme park 'in bad taste'

    01/17/2014 8:44:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc ^ | 15 January 2014 Last updated at 07:07 ET
    ...a Northern Ireland politician has said. The attraction in Sichuan province, about 930 miles from the sea, will let hundreds of people at a time experience the shipwreck. The Titanic was built in east Belfast. Former Lord Mayor of Belfast Jim Rodgers said he had asked the Chinese firm behind the 1bn yuan (£100.7m) project to reconsider their plans. He said that while it was a "great idea" to build the Titanic replica at the Romandisea Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort, "to have a simulation of an iceberg collision is going a step too far".
  • Annoying Greenie on Defense

    01/12/2014 5:59:13 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/12/2014 | Marita Noon
    After decades of controlling America’s energy narrative, on January 5, CBS’s 60 Minutes fired a shot that has put the green lobby on the defensive. The next day, two very different media outlets lobbed blows that could represent a new trend; a change of tone in Washington. The 60 Minutes piece, featuring correspondent Lesley Stahl, aired, perhaps intentionally, at a time when it may have had the lowest possible viewership, as it aired opposite the NFL playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. You may have missed it. But environmental/renewable-energy believers took the hit—and they...
  • The Power of Being “Offended” in Order to Shut Down Political Debate

    04/21/2013 9:56:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4-22-13 | Rachel Alexander
    Has society really become quite thin-skinned, or is acting “offended” a new tactic that is being used to shut down legitimate political debate? Progressives are increasingly claiming to be offended whenever those on the right disagree with their left-wing positions. It doesn't matter what the issue is; the left will divert a legitimate political debate into an accusation that the right disagrees with them because they are full of hate towards them. This puts the right on the defensive, and removes the real debate from discussion. It then becomes difficult for the right to ever prevail with their position, because...
  • Why Aren’t Christians Allowed to be Offended?

    12/12/2012 6:14:58 AM PST · by Guido2012 · 41 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 12/12/12 | Tony Caruso
    Why aren’t Christians allowed to be offended? We’re reminded of this issue every year at this time as we observe the War on Christmas. And this sensitivity to offense doesn’t stop with Christmas. Why is it that we’re required to be silent while the gay agenda, feminism, multiculturalism, radical environmentalism, and globalism are deified and taught to our children, while the Christian worldview is vilified by the same government officials?
  • Obama Very Offended By Suggestion He Misled Public on Benghazi …(Obama Did Nothing as...

    10/29/2012 11:50:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/29/12 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama said he was very offended that critics have accused him of a coverup. This is despite the fact that the administration called the terrorist attack a protest for weeks… Even though they watched 150 jihadists attack our consulate and murder our ambassador. The Politico reported: President Obama fired back at critics who have accused his administration of orchestrating a cover up over the September attacks in Libya.“I do take offense with some suggestion that in any way, we haven’t tried to make sure that the American people knew as the information was coming in what we believed,” Obama...
  • Obama takes 'offense' on some Benghazi accusations

    10/29/2012 6:24:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | October 29, 2012 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama fired back at critics who have accused his administration of orchestrating a cover up over the September attacks in Libya. “I do take offense with some suggestion that in any way, we haven’t tried to make sure that the American people knew as the information was coming in what we believed," Obama told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in an interview that aired Monday. (snip) “If we find out we that there was a big breakdown, and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” Obama said. “Ultimately, as commander-in-chief, I’m responsible, and I don’t shy away from that...
  • Op-Ed: Why Arabs are so Easily Offended

    10/01/2012 1:15:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 141 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/12 | Ron Jager
    “Call me Ishmael”, is the opening sentence that opens the novel “Moby Dick” authored by Herman Melville. Ishmael, who is telling the story of Moby Dick, recounts that he is sailing to sea out of a sense of alienation and cultural inadequacy. ..... Ever since the days of Napoleon's landing upon the shores of Egypt at the very end of the 18th Century and bringing with him the modern era to the Middle East, Islam has been unable to free itself from the shackles of inferiority and self-destructive primal rage that typifies the hatred of modern day Islamic radicalism against...
  • Ham? Don't Mention It!

    12/21/2010 12:09:10 PM PST · by yoe · 52 replies
    Power Line ^ | December 21, 2010 | John Hinderaker
    It sounds like parody, but (this story) from Spain is evidently true: The parents of a Muslim boy who attends a secondary school in La Línea, Cádiz province, have reported their son's teacher for an incident in the boy's geography class which the child said caused him offence as a Muslim. The teacher, José Reyes Fernández, with more than 20 years in the profession, was explaining to the class how the cold climate in Trevélez, Granada province, aided in the curing of the village's most famous local product, jamón serrano. The boy told his teacher that hearing the word 'ham'...
  • Sometimes a Church Can Offend (unknowingly)

    01/06/2010 9:00:17 PM PST · by brianhumeck · 19 replies · 793+ views
    http://beethomas.com ^ | Jan 5, 2009 | Brian H.
    So I was talking on the phone to a customer service rep at a major insurance company. I was dreading this ordeal because as I said, I was talking on the phone to a customer service rep at a major insurance company. Rarely is that a pleasant experience. But…this conversation was a good one. Most of all, I enjoyed it because this lady was a Chicago Cubs fan but she was also open to my overtures about church. Being familiar with her area, I asked if she had heard of “So and So Church.” She was drawing a blank at...
  • Images on Soccer Balls Offend Muslim Sensibilities

    11/12/2008 10:51:33 AM PST · by rfp1234 · 19 replies · 1,099+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | Wednesday, November 12, 2008 | Patrick Goodenough
    Images from a Saudi flag on a soccer ball are drawing complaints from Muslims in South Africa, host of the 2010 World Cup.(CNSNews.com) – An Islamic clerics’ group in South Africa is protesting the appearance of Koranic text in advertising and promotional merchandise for the soccer World Cup, which the country is hosting in 2010. At issue are soccer balls featuring images of flags of the world, including those of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq. All three flags include words from the Koran. The Council of Muslim Theologians, based in Johannesburg, said in a statement that the use of text...
  • MSM/Left Cry "Right-wing Propaganda" Over "Obsession" DVD Mailing

    09/16/2008 12:16:48 PM PDT · by pparmley · 32 replies · 695+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 9/15/08 | Greg Mitchell
    As explored here this past weekend, the Clarion Fund has paid dozens of newspapers across the country -- almost solely in "swing" election states -- and The New York Times to distribute the "Islam terror" DVD "Obsession" with their home delivery packages. Among the larger cities where this has taken place: Miami, Philadelphia, Denver and Pittsburgh. An estimated 28 million copies have been distributed so far, also through the mails and other magazines. An article at the group's site, www.radicalislam.org, all but endorsed John McCain this past week, then was pulled down. But at least one newspaper turned away the...
  • African Americans object to watermelon caricature at State Fair

    08/28/2008 4:16:14 PM PDT · by steveo · 29 replies · 248+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 08/28/08 | Stephen Magagnini
    Jim Thrasher and his wife were enjoying the California State Fair this weekend until they came upon the Colusa County exhibit. For the African American couple from Sacramento, the exhibit's depiction of "Waldo Watermelon Seed" conjured up painful images of the Jim Crow era.
  • Ford says ‘shut up’ ad was a mistake, but dealer stands behind it (non-Christians offended)

    05/31/2008 7:52:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 133+ views
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/30/08 | Gretchen Wenner
    Sit down and shut up? Easier said than done, a Kern car dealer and the Oklahoma writer of the company’s controversial radio ad are finding. The spots have already finished a three-month run in eastern Kern and the Antelope Valley, but renewed interest prompted even the Ford Motor Co. to weigh in Wednesday. Kieffe & Sons Ford’s ads suggesting Christians “just tell the other 14 percent to sit down and shut up” had been Internet fodder for months, blog posts indicate. In recent days the topic suddenly resurfaced, said Tehachapi resident Dave Salyers. Numerous e-mails with the ad attached popped...
  • Inter in court over 'Crusader' kit

    12/12/2007 8:12:57 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 27 replies · 446+ views
    metro.co.uk/sport ^ | 12/12/07 | metro.co.uk
    A Turkish lawyer is suing Inter Milan for taking to the field against Fenerbahce wearing a kit he claims is 'offensive to Muslim sensibilities'.
  • Black Group: No Imus on Air

    10/11/2007 5:30:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies · 757+ views
    News Max ^ | October 9, 2007 | Staff
    The National Association of Black Journalists urges Citadel Broadcasting chief executive Farid Suleman and Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes to halt negotiations to return former radio personality Don Imus to the radio and television broadcast airwaves. Recent reports that Imus is in informal talks with Fox Chairman Roger Ailes and is finalizing contractual details with Citadel Broadcasting are unimaginable. Imus was fired last April after the shock jock called members of the Rutgers women's basketball team 'nappy-headed ho's.' "NABJ remains outraged after the racially inflammatory insults made by Don Imus last spring. He used his free speech to broadcast hate...
  • Radio station apologizes for skit (Muslims Offended!)

    10/02/2006 2:30:36 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 35 replies · 1,294+ views
    Top 40 radio station KDWB-FM in the Twin Cities has apologized for an on-air comedy skit called "Muslim Jeopardy." The skit included an announcer using a fake South Asia accent introducing contest categories such as "infamous infidels" and "potent portables," according to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which said it had received complaints about the skit. The skit also included a threat to behead a female host when she got an answer wrong, CAIR said.
  • What's in a name?

    08/15/2006 4:13:49 PM PDT · by neverhome · 2 replies · 340+ views
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 08/15/06 | Alan Burkhart
    ...I doubt anyone (including Indians or the ACLU) would have a problem if Snyder renamed the 'Skins the "Washington Honkeys." In fact, the "Fighting Whites" were an intramural basketball team formed at the University of Northern Colorado in 2002. The team was formed as a sort of payback to all the teams across the country who use Indian names and symbols as mascots...
  • Safed rabbi: I really don't hate Arabs

    06/18/2006 3:01:04 PM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 340+ views
    YNet ^ | June 18, 2006 | Sharon Roffe-Ophir
    State Prosecution drops incitement, racism charges against of Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, telling him instead to apologize publicly for comments against Arabs. Apology ‘more beneficial towards advancing tolerance,’ prosecution explains The Chief Rabbi of Safed Shmuel Eliyahu called Sunday for “peace and brotherhood between Jews and Arabs,” shortly after the northern district Prosecution decided to cancel an indictment against him for incitement and racism. The decision was made after consultation with Attorney General Menachem Mazuz and the State Prosecutor, on condition that Rabbi Eliyahu publicly apologize to the Arab sector. “The Prosecution believes that the benefit of the Rabbi’s...
  • Bloody oath ads defended

    02/22/2006 7:18:20 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 387+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23 February 2006 | David Crawshaw
    THE Federal Government is ready to fend off any outcry over its use of the term "bloody hell" in a new international ad campaign targeting foreign visitors. The $180 million campaign, unveiled today by Tourism Minister Fran Bailey, seeks to lure international travellers Down Under by posing the question: "Where the bloody hell are you?" The question follows a sequence of footage in which everyday Australians are shown saying: "We've poured you a beer, we've shampooed the camel, we've got the 'roos off the green, we've got the sharks out of the pool and we've saved you a spot on...
  • If you’re easily offended, get out of the country

    10/03/2005 5:25:48 AM PDT · by Millicent_Hornswaggle · 32 replies · 1,691+ views
    www.townhall.comr ^ | October 3, 2005 | Mike S. Adams
    Professor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington Dear David (pseudonym): Thanks so much for writing www.DrAdams.org for assistance with your free speech problem. Sadly, you were the fourth college student to write yesterday with a claim that your university is attempting to nullify your speech because it made someone feel “uncomfortable.” As I understand it, on Friday, September 23, you were asked by the Office of Residential Life to remove a poster you made and later displayed facing the quad at your school in Illinois. At a very liberal school, I know that you constantly have to put up with...
  • Cheney Offended by Amnesty Int'l Report

    05/30/2005 5:52:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 918+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/05 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney says he's offended by a human rights group's report criticizing conditions at the prison camp for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay. The report Amnesty International released last week said prisoners at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba had been mistreated and called for the prison to be shut down. Cheney derided the London-based group in an interview set to be broadcast Monday night on CNN's "Larry King Live." "Frankly, I was offended by it," Cheney said in the videotaped interview. "For Amnesty International to suggest that somehow the United States is a violator of...
  • Why isn't anyone offended by "Happy New Year"

    01/04/2005 6:14:44 AM PST · by Wil H · 56 replies · 1,097+ views
    vanity | 1/4 | Wil H
    Christmas is over - well nearly, it ends tomorrow on Jan 5th (Twelth Night) and this Christmas season we have seen an unprecedented attempt to stamp it out by the secularists and the left wing loonies. People have been cowered into not saying "Merry Christsmas" for fear of offending minorities who don't celebrate Christmas, so the question I ask is - why is no one offended by "Happy New Year"? A fifth of the world's population are Chinese -it's not their New Year! There are more Jews in in New York than in Israel -it's not their New Year either!...
  • PC Running Amok as Dems claim to be offended at Bush's picture displayed in (gasp!) public!

    12/13/2004 8:13:20 AM PST · by Capagrl · 19 replies · 1,191+ views
    Market Madness A city councilman in Lancaster County, Pa., wants a local merchant to remove a photo of George W. Bush from a stall in a local market because the image is offensive to local Democrats, reports the Lancaster New Era. David Stoltzfus has had the president’s image hanging in his Central Market baked-goods stand for a couple years now. He says it is there to honor the office of president. But City Councilman Nelson Polite wants the picture down. He says political paraphernalia has no business on public property. Besides, says the Democrat: "Bush didn’t win here [in Lancaster...
  • Blue America: The land of the easily offended

    12/06/2004 10:28:27 PM PST · by kattracks · 71 replies · 3,284+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 12/07/04 | Dennis Prager
    Commentators on our country explain our blue-red division in many ways -- liberal-conservative; secular-religious; North-South; coasts-heartland; singles-married with children.  I propose one more explanation: the easily offended-the not so easily offended.  With the acknowledgment that there are many individual exceptions, a major defining characteristic of modern-day liberalism is the ease with which liberals take offense personally and/or on behalf of others.  Liberals regularly portray as offended women, African Americans, Jews, American Indians, gays and every other group liberals declare a minority, i.e., any group that votes Democrat -- no group that votes Republican, such as Mormons, Cuban Americans and Vietnamese...
  • Education school aims to address multicultural crisis

    06/08/2004 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Modernman · 24 replies · 245+ views
    Oregon Daily Emerald ^ | June 7, 2004 | Chelsea Duncan
    Allegations of cultural insensitivity and incompetence within the University College of Education have led the school's student and faculty diversity committee to recently declare a "multicultural crisis." Graduate student Jim Lyda, coordinator of the college's Ethnic Diversity Affairs Committee, said students of color in the college have experienced cultural insensitivity from some faculty members. He said local schools also have raised concerns that the college produces teachers who lack multicultural skills. "That's kind of what we term a crisis," Lyda said. The committee, which advocates for students of color in the college, proposed a list of recommendations to the deans...
  • The Tolerant Canadians condemn Conan O'Brien as 'Racist' for calling Quebecers HOMOS

    02/13/2004 7:55:00 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 23 replies · 283+ views
    Yahoo ^ | February 13, 2004 | David Ljunggren
    Canada Condemns 'Racist' Conan O'Brien TV Show Fri Feb 13, 3:26 PM ET Add Entertainment - Reuters to My Yahoo! By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's government on Friday condemned a show by U.S. late-night television host Conan O'Brien that insulted people in French-speaking Quebec and seemed to suggest everyone in the province was homosexual. Canadian Press Photo Ottawa and the province of Ontario paid $760,000 to help O'Brien -- who appears on the NBC television network -- bring his show to Toronto for a week to boost the city's profile after a deadly SARS (news - web sites)...
  • 4th Circuit to rehear ex-dairy worker's Confederate-flag case

    09/25/2003 11:28:03 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 28 replies · 283+ views
    1st Ammendment Center ^ | 25 September 2003 | AP
    CHARLESTON, S.C. --- A federal appeals court has agreed to rehear the case of a Summerville man fired from his job for displaying stickers with the Confederate flag on his toolbox.Matthew Dixon was a refrigerator mechanic at Coburg Dairy's North Charleston office and refused to remove two Confederate flag emblems from his toolbox after a black co-worker complained.The dairy said the stickers violated company policy against workplace harassment.On May 30, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., upheld Coburg's position. But last week, the full court agreed to rehear the case this December.In...
  • Being Offended is Substitute for Thinking.

    07/26/2003 9:02:24 AM PDT · by Texas Mom · 120 replies · 535+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Nov 24, 1999 | Don Feder
    Being offended is a substitute for thinking http://www.jewishworldreview.com -- BEING OFFENDED means never having to answer an argument. The conversation went something like this. Caller: "I want you to know your column on drug legalization offended me." Me: "Let me get this straight. Because I said drugs are soul-deadening and far too lethal to legalize, you were offended?" Caller: "That's right. It made me want to hurl." Charming, the way these Gen-Xers express themselves. I don't hear this more than a few dozen times a week: "I'm offended." "I'm deeply offended." "I was really offended." "I found your column very...
  • Racist Collectibles on EBay?

    02/23/2003 5:02:06 PM PST · by Megalomaniac · 40 replies · 502+ views
    Wired ^ | Feb. 23, 2003 | By Associated Press
    <p>Activists on Friday asked the Internet auction site eBay to stop listing items they say are racially offensive and demeaning to blacks.</p> <p>The Southern California groups said eBay is violating its own policy that discourages sellers from listing items that promote racial intolerance.</p>
  • New USG committee raises speech issues [Penn State hate speech]

    10/23/2002 4:11:00 PM PDT · by StopGlobalWhining · 3 replies · 221+ views
    The Digital Collegian [Penn State] ^ | Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002 | By Nicholas Kershbaumer
    Penn State Young Americans for Freedom (PS-YAF), the self-proclaimed "nuclear bomb of the conservative movement," is distributing fliers this week saying students' First Amendment rights are at risk. The organization questions the constitutional validity of the Tolerance and Equality Committee (TEC) recently created by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate, said Sean Clark, PS-YAF chairman. "It looks like [the TEC] is going to be a blatant infringement on student organizations', students', and faculty's rights to free speech," Clark said. The fliers refer to the TEC as a "fascist committee," and call some USG Senators "tyrants-in-training." The TEC's guidelines state that...