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  • Political correctness 101: Praising America, virtues of hard work dubbed ‘micro-aggression’ on…

    07/02/2015 10:21:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 02, 2015 | Kyle Rothenberg
    Simply asking someone “Where are you from?” or calling America "the land of opportunity” is now considered offensive at some colleges and universities, where such “micro-aggressions” are detailed in training programs and seminars for new faculty and staff. Other examples of “offensive” statements include, “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” “Affirmative action is racist,” Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough,” When I look at you, I don’t see color,” and “I don’t believe in race.” A full list of these “offensive” statements can be seen here. The newly forbidden terms were...
  • Miami-area Police Used Black Men's Mug Shots for Target Practice

    01/16/2015 6:24:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Melissa Clyne
    The North Miami Beach Police Department is denying accusations of racial profiling for using mug shots of black men during target practice for their snipers, NBC South Florida reports. "Our policies were not violated," Chief J. Scott Dennis said. "There is no discipline forthcoming from the individuals who were involved with this." When a National Guard unit arrived at a Medley, Florida, shooting range for its annual weapons qualifications training, one of its members was shocked to see that five bullet-riddled mug shots of black men left behind included her brother, from his arrest 15 years earlier in connection to...
  • Muslim call to prayer to sound at Duke University

    01/13/2015 8:09:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 117 replies
    wral.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2015
    Durham, N.C. — A weekly call to prayer for Muslims will be heard at Duke University starting Friday, school officials said. Members of the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant the call, known as adhan or azan, from the Duke Chapel bell tower each Friday at 1 p.m. The call to prayer will last about three minutes and be “moderately amplified,” officials said in a statement Tuesday. “The adhan is the call to prayer that brings Muslims back to their purpose in life, which is to worship God, and serves as a reminder to serve our brothers and sisters in...
  • ‘You can keep your freedom, if you like your freedom’ (or maybe not)

    01/11/2015 9:06:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    dailyinterlake.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2015 | FRANK MIELE
    Do you get it now, France? Do you get it now, Angela Merkel? Do you get it now, President Obama? Do you get it now, America? I would propose that in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, that same question should be put to all the leaders of Europe and America who have bent over backwards to make the world safe for Islamic terrorists. But unfortunately the answer would be the same from most of them. Take this stupefying comment from French President Francois Hollande after the two hostage crises ended on Friday: “[W]e must demonstrate our determination to...
  • Idaho Court Throws Out Conviction After Prosecutor Recites 'Dixie'

    01/01/2015 11:19:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Jan. 1, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Prosecutors have until Jan. 9 to decide whether to appeal a ruling tossing out the conviction of a black Idaho man because the prosecutor quoted lyrics to the Southern Civil War anthem "Dixie." The man, James D. Kirk, 46, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his 2013 conviction on charges of lewd conduct and sexual battery of a minor child. But in a ruling made public this week, the Idaho Court of Appeals overturned Kirk's conviction, finding that Canyon County Deputy Prosecutor Erica Kallin's recitation of "Dixie" during closing arguments unconstitutionally tainted his trial by "injecting the risk...
  • Ferguson Police Officer Put “On Leave” For Calling Mike Brown Road Memorial, A “Pile of Trash”…

    12/28/2014 9:23:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 78 replies
    conservativetreehouse ^ | Dec. 28, 2014 | sundance
    Which it is, but in today’s politically correct and culturally Marxist world you dare speak the truth in case you hurt the feelings of the perpetually aggrieved.FERGUSON - Ferguson police spokesman was placed on unpaid leave after acknowledging remarks to a Washington Post blogger in which he called the Michael Brown memorial a “pile of trash,” city officials said Saturday. One day earlier, the city stood behind the spokesman, Officer Timothy Zoll — claiming he had been misquoted — after an inquiry into the damaged memorial in the middle of Canfield Drive. But officials retreated in a one-page statement issued...
  • Should Oregon police issue commands in Spanish when facing a suspect at gunpoint?

    12/16/2014 7:28:09 AM PST · by PROCON · 80 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Laura Gunderson
    Three McMinnville police officers faced off with Juventino Bermudez-Arenas as he held the large blade he'd just used to kill a 20-year-old Linfield College student. Officers pulled their guns. One, who spoke Spanish, reached for her Taser but dropped it and grabbed her pistol as Bermudez-Arenas lowered his head and his hands and appeared to move forward. Seconds before they fatally shot the 33-year-old Mexican man, police yelled, "Get on the ground," and, "Drop the knife," again and again.
  • NBC's Peter Pan changes offensive lyrics of song 'Ugg-a-Wugg' that stereotypes Native Americans

    11/18/2014 5:46:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 18, 2014
    NBC will broadcast a live production of 'Peter Pan' starring Allison Williams as Peter Pan and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook on December 4 Some of the songs have been changed - including 'Ugg-a-Wugg', which is performed by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily It previously featured made-up 'Native American-sounding' words that have now been replaced with nursery rhymesNBC has changed the lyrics of the song 'Ugg-a-Wugg' for its live show of Peter Pan after the words were deemed to be offensive to Native Americans. The original number, performed by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily, featured lines including 'the brave noble...
  • White Vegan couple Cooks Up Controversy With 'Thug Kitchen' Cookbook

    10/27/2014 2:19:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 10/24/2014 | Blanca Torres
    <p>Seattle this week to discuss their vegan recipes and America’s relationship with food.</p> <p>The cover of the controversial vegan cookbook, “Thug Kitchen.”</p> <p>They packed their suitcases only to learn Monday they were uninvited.</p> <p>Book Larder, a culinary-themed bookstore in Fremont, decided to cancel a book signing scheduled for Wednesday night over concerns that critics would take over the event.</p>
  • Indigenous People's Day replaces Columbus Day in Seattle

    10/07/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    nwcn.com ^ | Oct. 6, 2014 | Chris Daniels, KING 5 News
    SEATTLE -- The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a resolution to change the name of Columbus to "Indigenous People's Day." "It's really irritating to me, because of what Columbus stands for. He represents what many of our Native Americans believe when the genocide started," says Millie Kennedy, who identifies herself as a member of the Raven Clan in the Tsimshian tribe. However, not all people feel the same way, including Seattleites who share Italian heritage with Christopher Columbus. "It's become a symbol of honoring Italian Americans and the legacy that our parents and grandparents left us...
  • Bill Maher: If You Can’t Handle Seeing A Cross Now & Then You Picked The Wrong Country!

    04/26/2014 11:14:33 AM PDT · by absentee · 25 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/26/14 | Caleb Howe
    On Real Time with Bill Maher last night, the host spared a rare moment to blast liberals and their ridiculous habits. [video at link] Maher spent the first two minutes of his “New Rule” trashing Republicans, but then launched into this tirade about the political correctness nazis on the left. From Gwyneth Paltrow to soda-hating mayors, Maher pepper sprays the PC brigades in a much deserved and long overdue tongue-lashing. Even atheists take a shot from the maker of virulently anti-religion fake-documentary screed Religulous. Maher’s Real Point? Democrats are good and Republicans are evil, but Democrats are too nice and...
  • Dunkin' Donuts apologises for 'bizarre and racist' Thai advert

    08/31/2013 11:59:15 AM PDT · by libh8er · 19 replies
    Guardian ^ | Adam Gabbatt
    "Dunkin' Donuts recognizes the insensitivity of this spot and on behalf of our Thailand franchisee and our company, we apologize for any offense it caused," Karen Raskopf, chief communications officer for Dunkin' Brands, said in a statement provided to the Guardian. "We are working with our franchisee to immediately pull the television spot and to change the campaign."
  • Missouri school officials looking into rodeo clown Obama skit (announcer may lose his job)

    08/15/2013 12:20:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | August 14, 2013
    Missouri officials say they will look into whether school district employees engaged in "offensive conduct or remarks" in a controversial state fair rodeo skit. Missouri State Fair officials have banned a rodeo clown for life from the fair for the skit in which he wore a Barack Obama mask and taunted a bull. The state fair commission apologized Sunday for the clown's performance at the taxpayer-funded state fair in Sedalia. Mark Ficken resigned Tuesday as president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association after fair officials fired the clown for what it called "disrespectful" treatment of the president. Ficken, who was...
  • This Is The Stupid Stuff That Happens When People Insist On "Zero Tolerance" Rules...

    05/03/2013 11:35:12 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Chicks On The Right ^ | 5/3/2013 | Mockarena
    OMG, Is this really the kind of society we want? Because this is what we get when people who are hell-bent on being politically correct all the time get their way. Blame them. Because they deserve the blame.
  • Video: Muslim Rape and Liberal/Left Complicity

    05/13/2012 10:33:27 PM PDT · by rmlew · 44 replies
    British Freedom Party ^ | May 12, 2012 | Paul Weston
    TranscriptThe liberal/left need to take a long hard look themselves in the wake of the appalling Muslim gang rape revelations. I donÂ’t blame the Muslims particularly, they are simply living by the 7th century rules of a desert warrior, but I do blame the liberal/left for quite literally enabling the brutal rape and violation of our children.All you liberal/leftists are complicit in these crimes against humanity. You could have stopped it years ago, but you deliberately chose not to.The BBC, The Guardian, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Child Protection Agency, the Politically Correct Police Service: I accuse you and the...
  • 'Holiday' Out, 'Winter Celebration' In at U of M (Minnesota)

    12/12/2011 2:25:25 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 1+ views
    kstp ^ | 12-9-11 | joe mazan
    The University of Minnesota sent employees its seasonal celebration guidelines for office activities. The school recommends using "winter celebration" as terminology instead of "holiday party." Also they say to keep decorations, music, and food general, not specific to any religion. The University says the policy mirrors federal guidelines.
  • The Campaign Against Racially Insensitive Halloween Costumes (More Pantywaste P.C. nuttiness!)

    10/27/2011 10:37:47 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 10/27/2011 | Adriana Diaz
    Halloween is just around the corner, and a group of Ohio University students wants to limit what costumes people can wear. The group called Students Teaching Against Racism in Society, aka or STARS, has launched a campaign against costumes that it thinks are racially insensitive. STARS created posters of people dressed as racial stereotypes like Japanese geishas, a Latino wearing a poncho and sombrero, and an Arab terrorist wearing a fake bomb. The posters say, "We're a culture, not a costume." Sarah Williams, the president of STARS, told ABC News, "We want to highlight these offensive costumes because we've all...
  • A Politically Correct Version of Hangman

    08/25/2011 7:20:38 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    lessonplanet.com ^ | 08/25/2011 | Greg Harrison
    In the politically correct environment of the 21st Century, teachers are coming under fire for doing and saying things in the classroom that previously did not cause any problems. I know a teacher who was reprimanded for playing the classic game Hangman in her class, because a parent thought that the image of a stick figure being hung was inappropriate. It was brought to the attention of the principal, and the entire school was forbidden to play Hangman. While I think that this reaction is a little extreme, I can understand the parent's objection. Lynching was a dark and terrible...
  • Criminal charge for man naked inside home

    12/18/2009 9:06:08 PM PST · by myknowledge · 73 replies · 2,271+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 19, 2009 | Ninemsn staff
    A US man has been charged with indecent exposure for being naked in his own home. Erick Williamson, 29 was observed without clothes through a doorway and a window, by a seven-year-old boy and his mother who were walking by. Williamson argued that it was his home, and therefore he could choose to go nude. But a judge found against him, saying that he intended to make himself visible to passers-by. The Virginia man said he will appeal the decision. "I think that being tried and found guilty of something like this is outrageous," Williamson said after he was convicted...
  • Stopping The Rush (Limbaugh)

    10/15/2009 5:00:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 2,514+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 15, 2009 | IBD staff
    Media Bias: Not long after pro football welcomed a convicted felon back on the playing field, Rush Limbaugh is dropped for his opinions from a group seeking to buy an NFL franchise. Won't someone throw a flag? When even Keith Olbermann says back off, you know the politically correct critics of the conservative icon and megaradio talk host's proposed part ownership of the St. Louis Rams are guilty of piling on. The prospect of the leading conservative voice in America participating in the purchase of a football team sent the liberal elites into cardiac arrest and into a frenzied campaign...
  • Checketts: Limbaugh out of group looking to buy Rams (Wuss!- NFL: 212-450-2000)

    10/14/2009 8:29:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 59 replies · 1,633+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10-14-09
    Amid scrutiny from numerous decision makers in the NFL community, Dave Checketts released a statement on Wednesday announcing Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from the group seeking to purchase the St. Louis Rams. When it was revealed Limbaugh was part of the group to buy the Rams last week, several people, including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, stated their ambivalence with the conservative radio personality having stock in the league. Checketts, also the owner of the St. Louis Blues, has decided to move forward on the bid without Limbaugh in the mix, according to the St. Louis Post- Dispatch, seemingly as...
  • ‘Hate crimes’ bill passed by House could threaten religious freedoms, critics warn

    10/10/2009 6:36:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 1,512+ views
    cna ^ | October 10, 2009
    Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) Washington D.C., Oct 10, 2009 / 07:55 am (CNA).- Following the U.S. House’s passage of hate crimes legislation attached to a military spending bill, critics have argued its provisions create “special rights” based on sexual behavior and could threaten religious freedom. They further charged that the provisions’ backers used the military as a “political tool” to achieve their goals.The bill authorized $680 billion for the Defense Department, the Washington Post reports. It also contained a provision that would broaden the definition of federal hate crimes to include attacks based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity...
  • Michigan band drops Chiefs name for inaugural parade

    01/09/2009 11:37:27 AM PST · by bamahead · 47 replies · 1,346+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2009
    WYANDOTTE, Mich. (AP) -- Members of the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs high school band plan to perform in the inaugural parade in Washington, but they won't be known by the name they've had since the 1950s. The Detroit Free Press reports Thursday that the band from Roosevelt High School will perform as the Roosevelt High School Marching Band. Patches will be sewn over logos on band uniform sleeves and the band's Marching Chiefs banner won't be carried. The decision was in response to a letter from a group that opposes the use of American Indian nicknames and logos.
  • Cartoons of a Racist Past Lurk on YouTube

    04/28/2008 12:50:53 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 47 replies · 122+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 28, 2008 | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
    Among the millions of clips on the video-sharing Web site YouTube are 11 racially offensive Warner Brothers cartoons that have not been shown in an authorized release since 1968. Some of the cartoons were removed on April 16. A message saying the cartoons were no longer available because of a copyright claim by Warner appeared in their place. By evening the messages disappeared, and some of the cartoons were back. Representatives for YouTube and Warner would not confirm whether the companies had tried to remove the cartoons. Ricardo Reyes, a YouTube spokesman, said YouTube relies on copyright holders to identify...
  • Humor Break (Sort of) Hey! Hey! She said, "Monkeys!" TUNE: Monkees Theme

    04/09/2008 3:15:40 AM PDT · by MaggieCarta · 19 replies · 39+ views
    Parody of FR story ^ | 04/09/08 | MaggieCarta
    Hey! Hey! She said "Monkeys" Tune: Theme from The MonkeesHere it comes, She was indiscreet. Among the funniest kooks, chum, This can’t be beat. Hey, Hey, some dem flunkey Tossed the word “monkey” around. The kids were busy swinging High above the ground. Kids go where they want to Do what they like to do. Seems at the time she was feckless But that’s PC for you. Hey, Hey, some dem flunkey Tossed the word “monkey” around. The kids were busy swinging High above the ground. Now the uproar’s so unfriendly You better watch what you say. When you’re in...
  • Plate number spurs state to cut out HA8

    11/30/2007 12:48:14 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 46 replies · 3,921+ views
    Macon.com ^ | 11/30/07 | Travis Fain
    It was an odd question to hear from a mechanic. "You're a Jew hater?" Uh, no, Frank Gumina replied. So the mechanic called Gumina around to the back of his car, a 1974 Volkswagen Thing. The license plate read: HA8 JWZ. "And I still stared at it," Gumina said. "I guess I don't pay attention to the letters and stuff." Others sure did. And they read it: "Hate Jews." Gumina, who lives on Lake Wildwood, said he'd gotten a few odd looks before the mechanic sounded things out for him. He'd even had a stranger or two at the grocery...
  • Traffic lights promote equality of sexes in Spanish town

    03/07/2007 2:00:50 AM PST · by JohnSheppard · 6 replies · 313+ views
    Jurnalo ^ | 03/02/2007
    It is no longer just little green or red men that allow or prohibit pedestrians from crossing the street in the Spanish municipality of Fuenlabrada, south of Madrid. The municipality of 190,000 residents has introduced pioneering traffic lights, on which the traditional male silhouettes alternate with long-haired ones wearing skirts, the daily El Pais reported Friday. Traffic signs indicating pedestrian crossings also show female as well as male figures. The traditional all-male traffic signs are gradually being replaced with "egalitarian" ones, according to sources of the left- wing municipal government. Most residents welcomed the initiative, though some said they had...
  • On Ann Coulter - Idiotic. Disgusting. Stupid. Moronic. (conservatives respond)

    03/03/2007 6:46:09 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 1,297 replies · 17,830+ views
    Hugh Hewitt Townhall site ^ | Friday March 2nd, 2007 | Dean Barnett
    Idiotic. Disgusting. Stupid. Moronic. I guess you could say that Ann loves to shock us, but at this point, who’s shocked? She obviously can’t behave well enough to attend a respectable political gathering. It’s not a lack of intelligence. It’s an indifference to self-control and a preening sort of narcissism that compels her to need the spotlight, even if it’s unflattering. (For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s audio of her calling John Edwards a “faggot” at CPAC today.) --- Michelle Malkin - ***4:15pm update*** Ann Coulter just finished her riff on Al Gore, tossed...
  • Governor calls Cubans, Puerto Ricans "all very hot" on tape ("Hot! Hot! Hot!")

    09/08/2006 9:11:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 1,568+ views
    On a tape of a closed-door meeting with advisers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says that Cubans and Puerto Ricans are naturally feisty and temperamental because of their combination of "black blood" and "Latino blood." "I mean Cuban, Puerto-Rican, they are all very hot," the governor says on the recording obtained by the Los Angeles Times and made available on its Web site Friday. "They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it." The six-minute tape was made earlier this year. On it, Schwarzenegger and Chief of...
  • Judge says doctor has the right to insult patients

    08/03/2006 9:44:12 AM PDT · by mom4kittys · 33 replies · 1,226+ views
    Judge says doctor has the right to insult patients 09:27 AM CDT on Thursday, August 3, 2006 Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. -- The state Board of Medicine voted to dismiss its disciplinary case against a doctor accused of telling a patient she was so obese she might only be attractive to black men and advising another to shoot herself following brain surgery. The board's decision Wednesday essentially lets stand a judge's decision that Dr. Terry Bennett was within his rights to say things that might be offensive. "That's wonderful," said Bennett's lawyer, Benjamin King. "I look forward to receiving the...
  • Taking Liberties; Gay Marriage Ban Would be Historic Reversal in [WI's] Core Charter

    05/18/2006 2:11:11 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies · 433+ views
    Madison.com ^ | May 18, 2006 | Judith Davidoff
    Banning same-sex marriage through a proposed amendment to the state constitution would write discrimination into the 158-year-old document for the first time in Wisconsin history, critics say. "If this passes, it would be the first time our constitution is used to restrict rights rather than expand them, and that is clearly a civil rights issue," says Joann Kelley, a former chair of the board of the Urban League of Greater Madison, a civil rights organization. Now that the measure has passed both houses of the state Legislature in consecutive sessions, the amendment will be on the Nov. 7 ballot, along...
  • Far-right 'charity' that leaves Muslims hungry

    01/17/2006 7:01:28 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 36 replies · 1,532+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | January 17, 2006 | Susan Bell
    Tue 17 Jan 2006 Far-right 'charity' that leaves Muslims hungry SUSAN BELLIN PARIS FAR-right groups in France are distributing ham sandwiches and pork soup to homeless people in an attempt to discriminate against Muslims and Jews, forbidden to eat pork products. Food hand-outs, which have already taken place in Paris, Nice and Nantes, and in Brussels and Charleroi in Belgium, have now spread to the eastern French city of Strasboug. At the weekend, Strasbourg's prefect banned the extreme right association Solidarité Alsacienne from distributing its soupe au cochon (pig soup) to poor and homeless people in the city centre....
  • 'Inclusive' Name Change Needles N.S. Tree Grower

    11/24/2005 6:08:34 AM PST · by NorthOf45 · 41 replies · 1,301+ views
    CBC ^ | November 23, 2005 | CBC Online Staff
    'Inclusive' name change needles N.S. tree growerCBC News November 23, 2005 A spruce tree grower in Nova Scotia isn't happy his 16-metre Christmas tree has become a "holiday" tree in Massachusetts. Every fall, the province sends a tree to Boston as a thank-you gift for the help the New England city gave Halifax after the devastating 1917 ship explosion that levelled parts of Nova Scotia's capital. Officials with Boston's parks department decided it would be less offensive to some people and generally more inclusive if the word "Christmas" was dropped when they referred to the tree. "A lot of people...
  • HS teacher suspended for alleged racist remarks (doesn't matter if taken out of context)

    11/18/2005 2:29:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies · 2,063+ views
    Atlanta Journal- Constitution ^ | November 18, 2005 | AP
    CARROLLTON — A history teacher at Carrollton High School has been suspended for allegedly making racially insensitive comments during a civil rights lesson. Mark McCormick, 46, who is white, has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending a disciplinary tribunal hearing the week after Thanksgiving, Superintendent Tom Wilson said Thursday. One of McCormick's students said he made "racially harassing comments" during a lecture. "We've investigated the situation extensively, and we believe these statements were made," said Wilson, who would not comment on what the remarks were. "Whether they were made intentionally or not, or taken out of context, is...
  • The ACLU is crossing the line

    10/24/2005 9:20:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies · 1,212+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | October 24 2005 | John Leo
    The "tiny cross" people at the American Civil Liberties Union are at it again. They are the folks with extra-keen eyes who search the seals of towns and counties for miniature crosses that they like to trumpet as grave threats to separation of church and state. This time around, they are leaning on the village of Tijeras, N.M., whose seal contains a conquistador's helmet and sword, a scroll, a desert plant, a fairly large religious symbol (the Native American zia) and a small Christian cross. Tiny cross inspectors are not permitted to fret about large non-Christian religious symbols, only undersized...
  • Pictures from Flight 93 Memorial, 09/11/2005

    09/11/2005 9:53:59 PM PDT · by daviddennis · 123 replies · 4,909+ views
    Amazing.com ^ | 09/11/2005 | David H Dennis
    Four years ago to this day, United Airlines Flight 93 was flying over unremarkable farmland near Somerset, Pennsylvania. Inside the plane there was chaos, as the passengers started to organize their legendary resistance. “Let’s Roll,” said Todd Beamer, as he and his fellows charged into the cockpit of the enormous jet. Here is where they and the other passengers are now resting forever. This is not a political memorial. I see no racism, no attacks on Islam, just a moving tribute to a much-beloved group of people. There has been a great controversy about the idea of a permanent memorial,...
  • Christian student group files federal appeal for reinstatement at SIU (Southern Ill. Univ)

    07/27/2005 7:21:03 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 9 replies · 418+ views
    AP via the Belleville News-Democrat ^ | July 26, 2005 | DAN CATERINICCHIA
    A Christian student group filed a federal appeal on Tuesday to be reinstated at the Southern Illinois University School of Law, which revoked the group's registered status because members must pledge to adhere to Christian beliefs. The law school's Christian Legal Society chapter filed the appeal with the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to challenge a federal judge's July 5 decision to deny the chapter's request to have the university to re-establish the its status while its lawsuit goes forward. SIU claims the Christian Legal Society chapter's requirement that its voting members and leaders adhere to basic...
  • Chrysler Shuns Marketing Deal With Dukes of Hazzard Movie

    06/17/2005 7:30:52 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 103 replies · 3,242+ views
    CHELSEA, Mich. — The Chrysler Group will not tie in any marketing of its 2006 Dodge Charger with the upcoming movie, The Dukes of Hazzard, because it is afraid the display of the Confederate flag on the movie's vintage Charger will offend some viewers. The movie, scheduled to open August 5, is based on the TV series that ran from 1979 to 1985 and featured "good old boy" cousins eluding authorities in The General Lee, a 1969 orange Dodge Charger with a Confederate flag on the roof. The movie stars Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds and Willie Nelson. "They gave us...
  • U. of Illinois Trustees Sued Over Mascot

    03/16/2005 6:49:37 PM PST · by bamahead · 11 replies · 598+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wed, Mar 16, 2005 | AP
    CHICAGO - Opponents of University of Illinois mascot Chief Illiniwek sued the school's trustees Tuesday, claiming the buckskin-clad figure perpetuates a racial stereotype. In its lawsuit, the Illinois Native American Bar Association and two individuals seek to force the school to stop using the Chief as its sports mascot. "The use of this mascot is outrageous. It's been going on way too long and it should come to an end," said Kim Edward Cook, association president. The Chief is a 78-year-old tradition in which a student dresses in buckskins and headdress and dances at sports events.
  • Class Seeks to Rid Kids of Their Accents

    02/04/2005 4:09:39 AM PST · by grassboots.org · 148 replies · 2,371+ views
    associated Press ^ | 2/4/05 | By ROGER ALFORD
    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new class that seeks to teach youngsters how to lose their Appalachian accents has set off an age-old phonetic debate: Should mountain natives drop the drawl or hold tightly to their twang? The class, put on by an eastern Kentucky theater group, is designed for children in middle and high schools who want to reduce their accent to "broaden their performance opportunities and improve overall marketability." "We don't want people to be held back just because they have an accent," said Martin Childers, managing director of Jenny Wiley Theatre in Prestonsburg. "If you want to...
  • Senate Candidate Kirk has Links to Terrorism

    06/12/2002 7:42:31 AM PDT · by mrsppmrxky · 143 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Austin Review ^ | June 7, 2002 | By MARC LEVIN
    Senate Candidate Kirk has Links to Terrorism By MARC LEVIN An Austin Review investigation has revealed that U.S. Senate candidate Ron Kirk is employing an anti-Israel activist who has defended terrorist groups and is friends with American Taliban John Walker Lindh. The Review has also learned that Kirk has received numerous campaign donations from individuals linked with terrorism and anti-Semitism, one of whom also violated U.S. export laws by shipping sensitive technology to Libya and Syria. Kirk's recently filed campaign report shows payments to a Steven L. Hyland, Jr. of: $1133.22 for "payroll expense" and three separate payments totaling $638.30...
  • Toronto radio morning show hosts suspended indefinitely for antics of guests

    03/29/2004 7:55:49 AM PST · by SB00 · 2 replies · 680+ views
    Toronto morning show hosts suspended after Steve-O makes crass appearance ANGELA PACIENZA Canadian Press March 27, 2004 TORONTO (CP) - Gross-out TV personality Steve-O made a mess Friday with his brutish antics on a Toronto morning radio show. After a series of sexually suggestive and graphic on-air pranks, he was pulled off the show and the popular radio hosts running it were suspended. Steve-O, Chris Pontius and Weeman of MTV's Jackass were in the city promoting the Don't Try This At Home tour, which is making its rounds - complete with bloody stunts from self-inflicted torture - in Ontario, Quebec,...
  • Canadian Politicians Denouncing 'Conan' (Baldwin brothers moved to "undisclosed location")

    02/17/2004 7:03:59 AM PST · by presidio9 · 52 replies · 237+ views
    AP ^ | Tue, Feb 17, 2004 | COLIN McCLELLAND
    Canadian politicians are denouncing "The Late Show with Conan O'Brien" over a sketch in which a cigar-chomping sock puppet hurled insults at French Canadians. The NBC show came to Toronto last week with the help of $750,000 in Canadian taxpayers' money, a trip that Canadian promoters hoped would help rebuild the city's tourist industry after an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome last year. In the pre-taped skit that aired Thursday night, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog confronted visitors to Quebec City's Winter Carnival. When one couple confirmed they were French Canadian separatists, the grouchy puppet said, "Listen closely. Hear...
  • Get a Life, Eh? ('Canada would seem to be a country with a very fragile ego.")

    02/14/2004 10:07:47 AM PST · by quidnunc · 18 replies · 348+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    Canada would seem to be a country with a very fragile ego. It is currently convulsed with outrage over disparaging comments about Quebec and Quebeckers (aka, les Quebecois), made by a television sock puppet character known as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. The outrages occurred on the NBC series Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which has been broadcasting from Toronto the past week, with a million-dollar (C$) subsidy partially-funded by government monies. Perhaps the word “insult” in the character’s name might be the first clue that anyone or anything falling within his purview is subject to ridicule, with no necessary...
  • CBS Apologizes for OutKast's Grammy Performance

    02/13/2004 11:40:02 PM PST · by Redcloak · 49 replies · 313+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | Friday, February 13, 2004 | AP
    <p>ALBUQUERQUE  — CBS apologized Friday to American Indians angered by OutKast's (search) Grammy Awards performance, which featured feathers and war paint.</p> <p>"We are very sorry if anyone was offended," said Nancy Carr, a CBS spokeswoman in Los Angeles.</p> <p>As the final act of Sunday's Grammy telecast, OutKast's Andre "3000" Benjamin and several dancers swirled wildly around a green teepee as he sang "Hey Ya!" (search) Costumes included war paint, feathers and fringe.</p>
  • Virgin Mary violates homeowners rules?(Follow up to Lakewood Ranch Story I posted Last Week)

    12/22/2003 9:20:05 PM PST · by Beck_isright · 171 replies · 318+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12.22.03 | World Net Daily
    Monday, December 22, 2003 PRIVATE IMPROPERTY Virgin Mary violates homeowners rules? 'Bylaws of a deed-restricted community supersede your right as an American citizen' © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Wielding the powerful hammer of homeowners' association bylaws, the residents controlling the neighborhood of an 80-year-old Floridian have ordered her to remove a three-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary from her front yard. For 20 years, the statue, which Agnes Bambu was given for her 60th birthday, has weathered the elements in both Pennsylvania and Florida, reports the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. But the homeowners' association at Mote Ranch, the community where Bambu lives with her...
  • Principal Kicks Nativity Scene Out Of School

    12/18/2003 6:35:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 1,300+ views
    Principal Kicks Nativity Scene Out Of School Parents Want To Speak With School Officials POSTED: 7:30 PM EST December 17, 2003 UPDATED: 8:39 PM EST December 17, 2003 A controversy over holiday decorations at a school in Montgomery County continues over the removal of a nativity scene where other holiday displays were allowed to remain. There's a Christmas tree in the lobby of Horsham's Dorothea Simmons Elementary School, along with a Menorah and items representing Kwanzaa. Around the corner, a holiday display is complete just in time for the school's first holiday concert in 12 years. But there's a problem,...
  • Neighborhood Association Bans Display of Nativity or Santa Claus in Homeowners Yards

    12/15/2003 5:44:17 PM PST · by Beck_isright · 277 replies · 1,106+ views
    1450 WSRQ Hourly News Update ^ | 12-15-03 | 1450 News Update
    As heard on the hourly update from 1450 WSRQ in Sarasota, FL... The Lakewood Ranch Neighborhood Association encourages it's residents to put up "holiday" displays that are not offensive to others. They have banned the display of religious, human or mythical characters and only wish that lights are displayed. Holly Wells, the President of the neighborhood association, states that she wants "tasteful" displays which are not offensive to other's beliefs.
  • Racial Fights, Cartoons, Disney on the Alamo (Miami Coalition Against the War ALERT)

    03/03/2003 1:21:45 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 17 replies · 421+ views
    FoxNews ^ | March 03, 2003
    <p>Civil rights and anti-war groups in Miami are hopping mad over a Miami Beach scuffle, claiming the fight between a local teen and an Iraqi immigrant was a racially motivated hate crime, reports the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.</p> <p>The fight erupted outside a local towing company after Nasseer Idrisi refused to pay a $110 fine to get his car back, saying it had been illegally towed. When Idrisi began yelling in Arabic, a 16-year-old boy unloaded on him. The teen was arrested and charged with aggravated battery.</p>
  • 'Homosexual' is banned (POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD ALERT)

    11/26/2002 11:42:29 PM PST · by MadIvan · 95 replies · 1,270+ views
    The Sun ^ | November 27, 2002 | DAVID WOODING
    GAYS have had the word homosexual banned by the Government because they say it is offensive. Ministers want it written out of their vocabulary after complaints that it was outdated. Instead they will refer to those with an “orientation towards people of the same sex”. Homosexual, coined 130 years ago, will be ditched under anti-discrimination laws drawn up by equality minister Barbara Roche. Whitehall officials will be told not to use the term in official documents, speeches, press releases or white papers. Last night a spokesman for Mrs Roche, 48, denied the move was political correctness. He said: “There was...