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  • University Plasters Campus with Posters Asking Students to Check ‘Size Privilege’

    02/12/2016 6:06:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | February 11, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    Southern Oregon University plastered its campus with posters asking students to check their privileges in various areas — including their “size privilege.” The posters were placed “all over campus” by the school’s Bias Response Committee, according to an article in The Siskiyou​, the school’s newspaper.
  • Trump and the Culture of Political Correctness

    02/10/2016 7:15:02 PM PST · by Aria · 27 replies
    Chronicles ^ | October 8, 2015 | James Kalb
    A ruling class that loses its grip on reality is going to have problems, and so is the society it governs. So the people have an obvious interest in restraining rulers who start acting destructively…that function now seems out of reach. Public life has largely been nationalized and internationalized, and discussion has—in spite of sniping and occasional guerilla attacks—been captured and pacified by mainstream scholars, pundits, and journalists. In a mass society with ever weaker family, religious, and communal ties, the educated and ambitious care only for career, so they get along by going along. To do so they have...
  • The Hypnotic Dance of Death [1 John 4]

    01/29/2016 8:44:17 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/28/2016 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    In my correspondence regarding the events in Cologne, an editor of a Russian newspaper asked a natural but discouraging question. Perplexed, he asked me: "Where were the German men?" Indeed, for those of us who grew up in Soviet Russia, it would be inconceivable that some drunk young people could publicly mock and harass girls on New Year's Eve in the very center of Moscow or Saint Petersburg. If they dared to do this, they wouldn't survive until the morning; they would become "martyrs" and would have their way with 72 virgins in a completely different realm. Ethical codes, embedded...
  • I Criticized Black Lives Matter...And Got Death Threats [Resurrecting Rome]

    01/27/2016 10:18:44 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/27/2016 | Michael Moroz
    "If anyone wants to see a case study of the puerile politically correct campus culture that pervades modern colleges, they need only look at the incredible overreaction at the University of Missouri." I wrote that sentence a few weeks ago, without any idea the article it introduced would initiate a firestorm of censorship, death threats, and intimidation. As managing editor of my high school newspaper, The Centralizer of Central High School in Philadelphia, I’ve always been concerned with the issue of censorship and free speech on campus. As I’ve learned from the past few weeks, the culture of micro-aggressions, safe...
  • Trump: “When I’m president, I’m a different person”

    01/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 89 replies
    HotAir ^ | 1/25/16 | Allahpundit
    Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale got more than 600 retweets for beaming out this Trump quote on Saturday, although when I googled it, I came up empty. Trump acknowledging the act: "When I'm president, I'm a different person. I can be the most politically correct person you've ever seen."
  • Amherst College Drops ‘Lord Jeff’ as Mascot

    01/26/2016 1:22:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 26, 2016 | Jess Bidgood
    Lord Jeffery Amherst, the colonial military commander who gave this town its name, will no longer represent the prestigious liberal arts college here. The board of trustees at Amherst College announced on Tuesday that it had decided “not to employ this reference in its official communications, its messaging and its symbolism (including in the name of the Inn, the only place on the campus where the Lord Jeffery name officially appears).”
  • Windows 10 problem - HELP!!!!!!!

    01/22/2016 4:26:40 PM PST · by Chances Are · 88 replies
    Vanity | 1/22/2016 | Chances Are
    Hey, guys! I've encountered problem with my new laptop (courtesy of the wife!) that I've not encountered before. It's got me stumped, and I can't save any files because of it. When clicking on Save or Save As, I get an immediate pop-up, "adownloader", which unapologetically says, "Cannot create file"C:\Users\Dolt\Downloads\Data\FRED\Population data\LFWA64TTUM647N:\1453506086945.DownloadFile". The filename, directory name,or volume label syntax is incorrect." Note that "Dolt" has been substituted for my user name! I cannot move past this. I've Googled it, to no avail. I'm loathe to use registry cleaners, as they often cause more problems than they solve. Can anyone out there...
  • 'Person overboard': US Navy plan to sink sexist terms at sea spells the end for traditional [tr]

    01/21/2016 11:10:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    The US Navy is planning to make job titles gender-neutral - putting the future of long-established names like 'midshipman' in doubt. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus ordered a review of all job titles to determine whether references to 'man' can be removed from positions such as seaman and yeoman. The review was set up 'to ensure (titles) were representative of all sailors and did not discriminate based on gender', the Navy announced.
  • Donald Trump Weighs In on Oscars 2016 Boycott: 'The Whites Don't Get' BET Nominations

    01/20/2016 12:55:31 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    usmagazine.com ^ | January 20, 2016 @ 11:49 AM | Esther Lee
    Donald Trump Weighs In on Oscars 2016 Boycott: 'The Whites Don't Get' BET Nominations January 20, 2016 @ 11:49 AM / By Esther Lee Later in the show, Trump weighed in. "I saw somebody on your show today say, 'Well, what do we do with BET?'" said the real estate mogul, who called into the program the morning after Sarah Palin endorsed him for president. "The whites don't get any nominations, and I thought it was an amazing interview, actually. I've never even thought of it from that standpoint."
  • Oxford Union backs motion to remove Cecil Rhodes statue

    01/20/2016 6:07:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 20, 2016 | Javier Espinoza
    Students at the Oxford Union voted on Tuesday night to remove the controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes with 245 ayes and 212 noes as part of a wider movement of "decolonisation" of the curriculum at the university. The vote followed a fierce debate between those who argue the statue of the Victorian imperialist is proof that Oxford is "institutionally racist" and therefore must be toppled and those who believe we can't erase the past and think the statue should stay. Arguing against the motion, Professor Nigel Biggar, who teaches moral and pastoral theology at Christ Church, Oxford, said that if...
  • USAF Apologizes for Advertising Gun Range 'Fun Shoot' on MLK Day

    01/17/2016 1:00:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 15 January 2016 | ANTON NILSSON
    Air Force apologizes for advertising a 'fun shoot' at range on Martin Luther King Day using image of murdered civil rights leader - The controversial poster advertised a skeet shoot at an Air Force base in Georgia - The flyer promised attendees would get 'two rounds and lunch' for $20 and featured a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Air Force officials issued a statement apologizing for the 'insensitive' flyer Officials at an Air Force base in Georgia drew criticism on Thursday after posting controversial flyers advertising a 'Martin Luther King, Jr. fun shoot' featuring a picture of the...
  • Air Force To Consider Dropping ‘Man’ From ‘Airman’

    01/15/2016 11:37:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:33 PM 01/14/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The Air Force said it will conduct a review to determine whether the use of "airman" is appropriate given the military's push towards full gender equality. [...] This confirms that a review of job titles, like the one initiated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, is soon coming. Mabus' review resulted in an order to the Marine Corps to purge the word "man" from job titles, with the exception that compound words can remain the same. In other words, "infantryman" is acceptable, but "reconnaissance man" is not. That order came as part of the broader initiative to open all combat roles...
  • Ted Cruz Made Donald Trump Hide Behind Political Correctness (Video: Trump on Russert's)

    01/15/2016 5:08:37 PM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 15, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    Below is the interview of Donald Trump with Tim Russert that Ted Cruz referenced in the Thursday night debate. In it, Donald Trump says he is very pro-choice and supports even partial birth abortions because he is from New York and has New York values.Donald Trump: "I'm Very Pro Choice," Partial Birth Abortion is OK (Video)To deflect Cruz’s point last night, Donald Trump had to resort to political correctness. He had to insist that the American values on display on 9/11 were somehow uniquely New York values. Second, he had to make the case that those New Yorkers were victims...
  • Microsoft may have cancelled the PC sales apocalypse

    01/13/2016 10:41:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Yahoo News via Business Insider ^ | 01/13/2016 | By Matt Weinberger
    It's no secret that PC sales are shrinking, as everybody and their mothers turn to smartphones and tablets. That has led to miserable holiday PC sales, with worldwide PC shipments down 10.6% year-over-year in the final three months of 2015, research firm IDC announced on Tuesday. Sales of PCs for all of 2015 came in at the lowest level since 2008, IDC said in a press release. By the second half of 2016, IDC says, things should stabilize a little bit in the PC market: Enterprises and consumers alike will turn to Microsoft Windows 10, the latest version of the...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: Navy secretary a 'greater threat' to Marines than ISIL

    01/11/2016 12:06:08 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2016 | Jeremy Herd
    Rep. Duncan Hunter has had enough of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus' strong support for opening all Marine combat posts to women, declaring him "a greater threat to the Marine Corps than ISIS.” The Republican congressman and Marine veteran from California, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is furious with Mabus for pushing through an end to the ban on women serving in all combat positions over the Marine Corps' objections. Particularly, he's taking exception to memo Mabus sent to the Marines Corps this week, instructing it integrate Marine boot camp, which has been separate for men and women, and change...
  • Do Americans know the Truth when they see it?

    01/08/2016 8:41:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 01/08/16 | Karen Lees
    “The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.” – St. Augustine Moral clarity is the ability to see things as they really are. This type of clarity is only possible when one believes what is true. America lost her way when she chose the lies of moral relativism over the moral clarity of truth. For to dispose of truth in favor of moral relativism creates moving targets of the standards by which society must agree to live. If we cannot call something “evil,” how can we refer to anything...
  • Marine Corps Ordered to Make Boot Camp Coed, Remove 'Man' from Titles

    01/07/2016 10:40:49 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 117 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | Hope Hodge Seck
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has given Marine Corps brass two weeks to submit a plan to train male and female recruits together at boot camp and fully integrate officer candidate school. He's also calling for the Marines to make all job titles gender-neutral as the service opens currently closed ground combat jobs to women. In a Jan. 1 memo obtained by Military.com and first reported by Marine Corps Times, Mabus ordered the Corps to send him a detailed plan by Jan. 15 for making boot camp and officer training coed. He also requested that the Marines provide him with a...
  • First Amendment doesn’t let you say ‘hateful things,’ Mizzou’s new vice chancellor says

    01/05/2016 11:54:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 4, 2015 | Staff
    You’d think a law professor would know that the First Amendment, by its very nature, protects speech that is deeply unpopular. But the interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity at the University of Missouri has apparently not brushed up on the Bill of Rights since he took his position this fall.
  • 'Unfireable' female firefighter to get unprecedented seventh chance to pass FDNY physical test

    12/27/2015 6:32:37 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 27, 2015 | Hannah Parry
    A female firefighter who has repeatedly failed the fitness test is being given an unprecedented seventh try. Wendy Tapia, 34, was allowed to conditionally graduate from the FDNY's Randall's Island training academy in May 2013 - despite failing the required running test, New York Post reports. Typically firefighters who fail the exam at the end of academy training don't graduate and are forced to re-take the entire course in the next academy class. But Tapia, blaming a foot injury for her failure, was allowed to take it again not once, but five more times over the next six months.
  • Words Matter – Own Them Or They Will Own You

    12/24/2015 8:33:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/24/15 | James Wilson
    “An evil soul producing holy witness, Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart. O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!” – Shakespeare, from “The Merchant of Venice” If grizzly bears ripped through your hometown leaving a wake of death and destruction, wouldn’t the townspeople do everything in their power to stop them? Wouldn’t you warn the neighboring town? What if the neighboring town said, “Oh, the state negotiated with the bears already and assured us the grizzlies are peaceful. The bears mean no harm and are offended we see them as a...
  • University Prof Wants You to Say This Instead of 'Merry Christmas' to Stomp Out ...

    12/23/2015 10:22:27 AM PST · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 23, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Complete Headline: University Prof Wants You to Say This Instead of 'Merry Christmas' to Stomp Out 'Cultural Insensitivity' Instead of saying "merry Christmas" this year, a University of Central Florida political science professor wants you to try out a new phrase: "Happy federal holiday." The professor, Terri Susan Fine, argued in an editorial published in UCF Today that "we show cultural insensitivity both by equating one major holiday with a minor holiday and failing to recognize that diversity includes those who celebrate neither holiday." When you say "merry Christmas" or "happy Chanukah," you're not being "inclusive" enough, according to Fine.
  • Texas Restaurants' Politically Incorrect Warning Signs

    12/22/2015 8:16:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    MyHighPlains.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Deborah Wrigley
    A restaurant chain in Houston warns customers the store is "politically incorrect." At least, according to the sign outside the door. It greets guests at five Berryhill owned restaurants in the area. "We say Merry Christmas and salute our flag. Oh, wow!" They first appeared about two weeks ago. "Yeah, I guess the political correctness has gone overboard sometimes."
  • Watch This Hilarious Parody Of The ’12 Days Of Winter’..

    12/22/2015 10:05:35 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Detailing How Liberal America Has Become Hat tip to the Heidi Harris Show on News Talk 720 KDWN/Las Vegas, NV
  • VIDEO: Students Sign Petition to Ban 'Racist' Song 'White Christmas' from Radio

    12/21/2015 5:00:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 12/21/15 | Dan Joseph
    Last week, I presented some college students with a petition urging radio stations to stop playing the holiday classic "White Christmas" because the song only focuses on "White" Christmases. This clearly makes it racially insensitive, since it completely ignores Christmases of other colors. Students were all too willing to check their privilege and take a stand against Bing Crosby's racially charged micro-aggression. Just watch.
  • A Salisbury [MD] Restaurant's Sign Causes Quite A Stir [says Merry Christmas and God Bless America]

    12/19/2015 4:29:25 AM PST · by foreverfree · 43 replies
    WBOC-TV Salisbury, MD ^ | 12/18/15 | Tashawna Gaines
    DeVage's Subs and Donuts on East Main Street in Salisbury is putting its customers on notice with a new sign. The sign reads "This Store Is Politically Incorrect." The sign further reads, "We say Merry Christmas, God Bless America, we salute our flag and give thanks to our troops, police officers and fire fighters. If this offends you, you are welcome to leave. In God We Trust."[snip]
  • The Left's Muslim Replacement Theology for Jews Muslims are the new Jews; time to get rid of the

    12/18/2015 12:29:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Front Page ^ | 12/18/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslims are the new Jews. You can find this offensive claim repeated everywhere in the media. The Jews, a small ethnic minority of millions that was stateless for thousands of years, are a terrible analogy for a global Muslim population of 1.6 billion and around 50 countries that do not comprise a single ethnicity or race. Comparing the two makes as much sense as comparing the Finns to all of Asia. The only thing the Muslims and the Jews have ever had in common is that the former conquered, persecuted and enslaved the latter. Any religious similarities are the product...
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS,FR, so politically incorrect(so they say)

    12/17/2015 9:10:37 PM PST · by eastforker · 13 replies
    eastforker ^ | 12/17/2015 | eastforker
    It is wonderful to see the new FR banner wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. As Donald Trump says, many see that as being politically incorrect. Well, it is about time we stand up and say what we mean. Over the years, I have laughed at some absurd sayings from the politically correct. Here is one I always laugh at. About 20 years ago we were visiting relatives in the Pacific Northwest, Portland OR to be exact. It was around Christmas time but the weather was quite fair, mild and warm. Now being from Texas and my Host having an excellent...
  • 'Undocumented Democrats' Is Ted Cruz's 'New, Politically Correct' Term

    12/17/2015 2:14:33 PM PST · by Isara · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | December 17, 2015 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    Ted Cruz has coined a new term in the fight over immigration: "undocumented Democrats." Speaking in Las Vegas on Thursday, the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate portrayed the idea of a path to citizenship as a ploy to beef up Democratic voter rolls."Proponents of the Gang of Eight were being hypocrites. They were not telling the truth," he said. "What they claimed they were interested in was not in fact what they were interested in. What they were interested in, what Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama wanted, was very simple: They wanted millions of new Democratic voters. There's a...
  • The military's real problem: Fewer Americans are joining

    12/17/2015 11:17:24 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | December 15, 2015 | John Spencer
    When President Barack Obama announced that women would be eligible for combat roles in the military earlier this month, he stated “our armed forces have taken another historic step toward harnessing the talents and skills of all our citizens.” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter echoed those thoughts: “Our force of the future must continue to benefit from the best people America has to offer … in the 21st century, that includes drawing strength from the broadest possible pool of people.” This change is going to help the military in any number of ways: It’s a step toward greater fairness, and...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘Political Correctness Is Killing People’ [VIDEO]

    12/15/2015 9:51:51 PM PST · by Isara · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/15/2015 | Steve Guest
    Sen. Ted Cruz blasted Barack Obama’s handling of ISIS suggesting “political correctness is killing people.”Tuesday, during the CNN GOP debate, Cruz argued, “It’s not a lack of competence that is preventing the Obama administration from stopping these attacks. It is political correctness.” Ted Cruz: Let me go back to the earlier discussion a minute ago. It’s not a lack of competence that is preventing the Obama administration from stopping these attacks. It is political correctness. We didn’t monitor the Facebook posting of the female San Bernardino terrorist because the Obama DHS thought it would be inappropriate she made a public...
  • Air Traffic Controllers Demand Investigation of FAA [blacks criticize affirmative action]

    07/06/2015 4:25:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Fox Businesses ^ | May 29, 2015 | Adam Shapiro
    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, NATCA, has called for an investigation of the FAAs hiring practices following the FOX Business investigation Trouble in the Skies first telecast on May 20th. A just released statement from the union which represents the nations air traffic controllers says, NATCA believes these allegations must be thoroughly investigated. The FAA should carefully examine its hiring practices to ensure the highest quality candidates are selected for the training process. The flying public deserves nothing less. FOX Business uncovered cheating on a key exam to become an air traffic controller as well as serious questions about...
  • Shortage of air traffic controllers is growing

    12/15/2015 1:45:51 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    KDVR ^ | December 10, 2015
    Air traffic controllers are well paid, averaging $136,000 per year. However you have to be under 31-year-old to start, training takes years. ... A major part of the problem is the FAA changed the way it hires controllers about two years ago. They have recently been hiring more of them off the street, instead of candidates with military or college aviation training. Now many of them don't make it through training.
  • Sanity wins: School tosses principal’s ban on Santa, Pledge of Allegiance

    12/15/2015 6:38:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 15, 2015 | Susan Edelman and Natalie Musumeci
    Sanity — and Santa — have been restored at a Brooklyn public elementary school where St. Nick was banned, the Pledge of Allegiance was dropped and Thanksgiving was replaced with a “harvest festival.” The good news arrived at PS 169 in Sunset Park on Monday morning, a day after The Post exposed the bizarre PC extremism of Principal Eujin Jaela Kim.
  • Video: Farook pal built pipe bombs with him, talked about "sleeper cells" at work

    12/12/2015 3:56:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 12, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    How do you spend quality time with your best buddies? Back in the day, I’d have a couple of beers, play air hockey, or just shoot the breeze out in the garage while we worked on our cars. Enrique Marquez had other ways of passing the day in garages with San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook — by building pipe bombs. But relax, Marquez apparently told the FBI. It was just a hobby: Enrique Marquez, a former neighbor of Farook, told investigators he and his friend previously built pipe bombs, law enforcement officials said.Marquez said he had nothing to do with...
  • Schools continue to grapple with 'Huckleberry Finn'

    12/11/2015 7:32:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/11/15 | Justine McDaniel
    After The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in 1885, the book was boycotted in some places in the United States for portraying friendship between a black man and a white boy."In its time, it was derided and censored," said Deborah Caldwell-Stone, deputy director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, which tracks challenges to books.Today, Mark Twain's classic - about a boy who flees his abusive father and travels down the Mississippi River with an escaped slave - is still sometimes challenged in American schools, but for nearly the opposite reason: its liberal use of the N-word...
  • Whistleblower: Feds Shut Down Terror Investigation That Could Have Prevented San Bernardino Attack

    12/10/2015 10:24:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A former Department of Homeland Security agent says that an investigation he was conducting into a fundamentalist Islamic group operating in the U.S. may have helped stop San Bernardino jihadi Syed Farook had the government not shut down his probe. During an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Thursday, Philip Haney said that in 2012 as an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's National Targeting Center, he opened an investigation into a Sunni Islamic group called, Tablighi Jamaat, a subset of the fundamentalist Deobandi movement. But Haney said that just a year into the investigation it was shut...
  • Foolish PC Suppression of Public Concerns Fuels the Trump Phenomenon

    12/10/2015 7:23:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/10/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The more analysts try to figure out Donald Trump's appeal, the more they sound baffled. Pundits cite Trump's verbal sloppiness and ridiculousness as proof that he must soon implode. But Trump sees his daily bombast as an injection of outrage for a constituency now hooked on someone who finally voices their pent-up anger. The more reckless Trump's doses of scattergun outrageousness, the better the fix for his supporters. Trump's vague "make America great again” was the natural bookend to Barack Obama's even more vacuous “hope and change.” The popularity of such empty slogans reflects a culture in which no one...
  • Should We Religiously Profile?

    12/09/2015 1:42:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Months ago, a concerned American at a school in Texas spotted a 14-year-old Muslim boy toting around a contraption that looked very much like a bomb. That Texan called the police, who came and detained the boy; after learning that the boy's device was actually a disassembled clock, they released him. Weeks ago, a concerned American in San Bernardino spotted a "half-dozen Middle Eastern men" in the area of an apartment housing Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik. He didn't know what they were doing there, but they seemed suspicious. He didn't call the cops. In San Bernardino, of course,...
  • Sergeant Major Speaks Out On Women In Combat

    12/09/2015 12:53:15 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Funker530 ^ | December 8, 2015 | Josh
    Sergeant Major Lehew, a 27 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, speaks the honest truth that no one wants to hear about women in combat. Sergeant Major Justin Lehew is a beast among men. At a time where the entire military is absolutely terrified of speaking their minds, he personified moral courage. This man is a leader of Marines, and when it comes to protecting the combat effectiveness of the United States Marine Corps, he let his words speak without the fear of repercussion.
  • PA student protesters want building renamed because it honors someone named “Lynch”

    12/09/2015 12:31:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    At this point I may be forced to surrender. I’ve gone through my thesaurus several times now and I’m quickly running out of ways to describe the infantile self-parody which these Black Lives Matter protests on America’s college campuses have become. The latest story out of Pennsylvania comes to us from Lebanon Valley College, located just west of Philadelphia. The usual protests about racial triggers and microagressions were on display, but the students had one additional demand which essentially broke the irony meter. They want a long standing college building to be renamed because the person it was erected...
  • Trump’s Proposed Muslim Immigration Moratorium Is the Wrong Response to Political Correctness

    12/08/2015 1:39:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    National Review ^ | December 7, 2015 | David French
    I completely get the fury over political correctness. I completely understand that the aristocratic political, media, and academic establishment have been lying to us about Islam and the Muslim world for more than fourteen years. As I explain at length on the home page, it's simply not the case that Islam is a peaceful, tolerant faith plagued by a tiny few extremists. Rather, Islam has massive problem with hate and bigotry - with hundreds of millions of Muslims supporting the worst kinds of religious intolerance and tens of millions more outright terrorist sympathizers. In the refugee controversy, I've repeated over...
  • Navy plans to let women apply for the elite SEALs starting as early as next spring

    12/07/2015 5:44:15 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 7, 2015 | AP
    The U.S. Naval Academy is preparing to open its screening process for Navy SEAL training next year to women who are juniors at the academy, the superintendent said Monday. Vice Adm. Walter 'Ted' Carter told the academy's Board of Visitors at their quarterly meeting that the school is waiting for specific guidance from the Navy before definitely opening next spring's screening. He noted it could take longer before female midshipmen will take part in the rigorous 24-hour marathon screening process. 'We'll be ready to put women through the screener as early as next year,' Carter said. 'I don't know that...
  • The few, the foolish [Women in combat]

    12/07/2015 10:14:53 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 38 replies
    Wa Post ^ | December 4, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    As the Islamic State amped up attacks around the world, the Pentagon responded by bravely announcing that American women will now be put in direct ground combat. Whereupon "military intelligence" secured a permanent place in the Encyclopedia of Oxymorons...SNIP...There's plenty of evidence that women and men as groups aren't equal in the demands of combat, even if some women may be and some men may not be. The few and far between shouldn't be the basis for institutional overhaul, though this seems to be our template for mandates these days. Among the evidence ignored by Obama, Carter and others are...
  • "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies

    12/05/2015 4:51:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies By evaluating an overwhelming amount of evidence that has been building for 6 ½ years, the obvious conclusion personnel with extensive military experience will come to, is that Obama’s military policies have been degrading the finest US military fighting force in history. Over the last 6 ½ years, the US Armed Forces has been hollowed out by Obama, his Social Experiment On Diversity has severely fractured unit cohesiveness, his “Politically Correct Policies” have negatively affected unit morale, and the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US military is being degraded. Tip of the spear...
  • ‘The Wiz Live!’ Slammed as Racist on Social Media for All-Black Cast

    12/05/2015 8:25:57 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 101 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/3/15 | [The Wrap] Daniel Holloway
    Some folks in the Twitterverse apparently don’t know their musical history. Angry Twitter users took to the social media platform in the days leading up to NBC’s broadcast of “The Wiz Live!” to decry what they considered racist casting. The Thursday-night live production featured an all-black cast led by Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo and newcomer Shanice Williams. That is in keeping with the history of the stage musical, which has always featured a black cast, as well as the 1978 film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. However, many Twitter users vented about the casting nonetheless. I just...
  • Commandant to Marines: 'It's Time to Move Out' on Women in Combat

    12/05/2015 7:14:25 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 116 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Hope Hodge Seck
    The top officer of the Marine Corps sent an unequivocal message to troops: It's time to get behind the mandate to integrate women into combat units. Gen. Robert Neller released a sternly worded video late Friday, a day after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that all military jobs -- including infantry and special forces positions -- would be open to female troops by the start of next year. The Marine Corps was the only service to request that some fields remain closed to women, citing a yearlong co-ed infantry experiment that found gender-mixed units underperformed all-male ones. Despite that, Neller...
  • Banning Lucky Charms at Rutgers

    12/04/2015 9:21:37 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    You Tube ^ | RU Centurion
    In order to illustrate the absurdity that is political correctness, the Centurion decided to see if they could get Lucky Charms banned. Our argument was that this cereal was derogatory towards Irish people because of its characterization of all Irishmen and women as short, red-haired leprechauns with hordes of kids always trying to steal their pots of gold. Anyway, we actually succeeded in removing the racist cereal from Rutgers for a time. Even we were surprised...
  • Why liberal media hate Trump (Pat Buchanan:His contempt for the norms of political correctness is da

    12/04/2015 7:15:12 AM PST · by drpix · 4 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3 December 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    'His contempt for the norms of political correctness is daily on display' In the feudal era there were the "three estates" - the clergy, the nobility and the commons. The first and second were eradicated in Robespierre's Revolution. But in the 18th and 19th century, Edmund Burke and Thomas Carlyle identified what the latter called a "stupendous Fourth Estate" - - clip - - In "The Making of the President 1972," Teddy White described the power the "adversary press" had acquired over America's public life. "The power of the press in America is a primordial one. It sets the agenda...
  • SB-area man didn’t report suspicious activity for fear of being called racist

    12/03/2015 5:57:57 AM PST · by don-o · 86 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 3, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    "A man who has been working in the area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people." The same thing happened several years ago in the Fort Dix jihad plot: the young man who inadvertently discovered the plot initially hesitated to contact police, fearing that to do so might be racist. This is what 14 years of pounding in the media from Hamas-linked CAIR and the Left has done: make people think that defending themselves and their country...
  • Dead Suspect's Father: He's Muslim and 'Very Religious'

    12/03/2015 4:56:11 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 123 replies
    News Max ^ | 12/2/2015 | Todd Beamon
    A man who was linked Wednesday to the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings was described by someone who identified himself as his father as a Muslim who was "very religious." NBC News has reported that one of the suspects killed by police after the shootings at the Inland Regional Center is Syed Farook. Farook and a woman were killed in a gunfight with police in nearby Redlands after the rampage at the center that killed 14 people and wounded 17 others. San Bernardino County records showed that someone with that name was an employee at the county's Environmental Health Department. The...