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  • Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

    10/12/2014 4:42:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Tomorrow used to be called Columbus Day, but no more. Thanks to Seattle, it’s now “Indigenous Peoples’ Day!” Sound stupid? That’s only because it is. This week the city council of Seattle voted unanimously to rename the day—within the city only; Columbus Day as we know it is a federal holiday—because, like with everything these days, some whiny people found a way to be offended by something that doesn’t really affect them at all and demand their grievance be addressed. Progressive governments such as Seattle’s eagerly cave if the crying crowd has a non-white face in front of it. In...
  • Let's Repeal Reality

    10/10/2014 5:56:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Katherine Timpf is young, beautiful and very sane. Oh, have I said something wrong? Good. Writing for National Review, Timpf covers the complete flight from reality that characterizes today's progressivism/feminism. A quick glance at her recent titles gives the flavor of the world they seek to create and impose. "Feminists: Remove World War II Sailor Statue Because It's 'Sexual Assault'" (that would be the iconic image from Times Square on VJ Day in 1945). "Feds Spending Money To Find Out Why Obese Girls Get Fewer Dates." "Feminists: Slow Motion Is Sexist." And today's installment: "Schools Told to Call Kids 'Purple...
  • Thanks To Islam And Political Correctness: Beheading Hits the Heartland

    09/28/2014 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Last week I penned a column titled, “THANKS TO ISLAM: ‘Beheading’ Has Been Re-introduced Into Our Discussions”. In the column that I penned seven days ago I put forth this warning: “For those of us in the U.S. still skipping around the maypole with rose-colored glasses on, thinking beheadings will never happen in our neck of the woods — I’m sure that’s what the UK thought prior to Lee Rigby’s beheading last year.” Now, unless you live in la-la-land, you’re well aware of the brutal beheading that happened in Moore, Oklahoma this past Friday. Depending on where you get your news, you...
  • 10 Questions for Secretary of State John Kerry

    09/20/2014 8:19:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Steve Deace
    During a roundtable with the media this week, Secretary of State (say that without shuddering) John Kerry said the following: “(The U.S.) has to start major efforts to delegitimize ISIS’s claim to some religious foundation for what its doing and begin to put real Islam out there and draw lines throughout the region. And I think this is a wake-up call with respect to that because every Arab leader there today was talking about this, about real Islam and how important the Friday sermons are and where they need to go.” Finally. Instead of perpetuating this post-9/11, politically-correct charade that...
  • Dems Try to Kill Funding for Schools with Native American Mascots

    09/12/2014 4:05:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Political correctness is apparently more important than educating children. At least that’s the message I take away from a Colorado Democrat’s plan to defund schools that have “unauthorized” mascots. Wielding the self-righteous tomahawk of political correctness, Democrat Joe Salazar has decided to leverage Colorado’s pawns kids as a bargaining chip in his effort to rid the world of “offensive” Native American mascots.Under the Thornton legislator’s plan, schools will be required to seek permission from Native American tribes for their western-themed mascots, or go without any state funding. (On the bright side, I can now honestly say I’ve seen a Democrat propose...
  • Here Come the Indian Mascot Killers

    07/25/2014 6:05:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Anyone who thinks the cultural left is going to stop its political correctness with the Washington Redskins isn't reading USA Today. On the top of their Sports front page on July 22, the paper reported on activists taking a stand against "redface," championing a group called Eradicating Offensive Indian Mascotry. The thought police have turned on the sirens. The group's creator, Jacqueline Keeler, now equates "redface" with "blackface," and wants all headdresses and other "culturally insensitive" costumes and makeup banned, followed by banning all Indian team names, since they allow fans to "play Indian" with war paint and headdresses...
  • Group of 4 become first women to complete Marine Corps infantry combat training school

    11/20/2013 4:15:34 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/20/2013 | By Philip Caulfield
    Don't let their sweet smiles fool you; this is a fearsome foursome of trained killers. This cheery selfie shows the first group of women to complete the Marine Corps' infantry combat training, a grueling 59-day course that preps Marines for war. Fifteen women began the training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Sept. 24, but only Harlee (Rambo) Bradford, who snapped the pic, and her grinning crew made it through, CNN reported.    
  • Other than Obama and Krugman, Is there Anybody Who Still Thinks Bigger Government Is Good for Growth

    06/16/2013 4:02:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve repeatedly explained that Keynesian economics doesn’t work because any money the government spends must first be diverted from the productive sector of the economy, which means either higher taxes or more red ink. So unless one actually thinks that politicians spend money with high levels of effectiveness and efficiency, this certainly suggests that growth will be stronger when the burden of government spending is modest (and if spending is concentrated on “public goods,” which do have a positive “rate of return” for the economy). I’ve also complained (to the point of being a nuisance!) that there are too many...
  • 20 Basic Truths You're Not Supposed To Talk About in America Anymore

    06/08/2013 5:26:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) People who want to change sexes should be treated by a psychologist, not deformed through surgery, given hormone treatments and falsely told that they can change sexes. 2) Most people who remain poor over the long haul in America stay that way because of their own poor life choices. 3) Most black Americans are good and decent people, but percentage wise, there are more black Americans in jail because percentage wise, black Americans commit a lot more crimes than white Americans. 5) As often as not in America, the people claiming to be "victims" in America are the real...
  • The Open-Borders Reporters Who Banned "Illegal Immigrant"

    04/03/2013 10:13:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    File this in the overflowing cabinet labeled: No Wonder the Mainstream Media Is Dying. On Tuesday, the Associated Press announced that it is banishing the phrase "illegal immigrant" from its famous stylebook. The world's largest newsgathering outlet now advises reporters that "illegal" will "only refer to an action, not a person." AP directs writers not to use the terms "illegal alien, an illegal, illegals or undocumented" anymore, except "in direct quotations." It won't be long before illegal border crossers, illegal visa overstayers, illegal deportation evaders, document fraudsters and illegal alien traffickers are all referred to as "our fellow Americans." Without...
  • “Spring Spheres” and the devolution of our culture: how dare they?

    04/24/2011 7:44:01 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 27 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 24, 2011 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    A Seattle school in all of its political correctness now has renamed our Easter eggs with the offensive term of Spring Spheres. Candy canes sporting the red color of Christ’s blood and the green of the Christian Christmas tress have all but been banned from our schools. As I stood to hear the Palm Sunday Sermon read, an account of Our Lord’s Passion and Death on the cross, I started to become very angry and very hurt. HOW DARE THEY? How dare they take away our Christmas and Easter holidays? And here I am at a keyboard in a world...
  • MLK Holiday

    01/17/2011 7:57:05 AM PST · by bronkburnett · 32 replies
    Atlah Media Network ^ | 1/16/2011 | michael master
    Martin Luther King was a great man.. He saw in his dream all men and women of all colors walking hand in hand as equals... Many of us walked in marches ... and then mourned him when he was assassinated... there are only three holidays that recognize individuals. There is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for Martin Luther King, Jr., Columbus Day for Christopher Columbus, and Christmas for Jesus Christ. Of those, only one holiday is dedicated to recognize an individual who was an American citizen. That holiday for an American citizen is Martin Luther King Day. Columbus and Christ...
  • Ground Zero Mosque: A Red Herring - And Irrelevant - Issue

    09/07/2010 12:26:04 PM PDT · by SixGun2010 · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | September 7, 2010 | Chris Freind "Freindly Fire"
    A frequent, and well-founded, criticism of American journalism is that too many reporters focus more on a good story than telling the truth. To be fair, though, that label must also be applied to a large segment of the American people. Perhaps it’s because we’ve evolved into a quick-fix, instant-oatmeal society, or maybe it’s because tackling tough problems can seem hopelessly daunting. But maybe the main reason for the proliferation of red herring issues is that so many American politicians shamelessly take advantage of people’s fears, manipulating issues to their political --- and financial --- gain. Whatever the reason, it’s...
  • Muslim Women Barred from Picture at Obama Event

    06/18/2008 9:57:51 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 17 replies · 468+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 18, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Female Muslim supporters were told, "because of the political climate in the world, it's not good to be seen on TV or associated with Obama."
  • Politically Correct School Board Spikes Controversial Report

    06/07/2008 4:38:31 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 9 replies · 404+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 7, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    From the Liberals Hurt Our Kids File. Via the Washington Post. Fairfax County School Board members said they are likely to abandon a staff report that showed racial and ethnic gaps in some measures of student behavior, including in the demonstration of "sound moral character and ethical judgment." The board had delayed an April vote to approve the report after concerns were raised that findings were based on subjective measures, such as elementary report card data, and that they would fuel negative stereotypes. [snip] The school system's report was an early attempt to measure progress on a host of goals...
  • Striving to be Politically Incorrect

    03/11/2004 1:55:03 PM PST · by lsilver5 · 3 replies · 119+ views
    Arutz Sheva | 03/10/04 | Arlene Peck
    Striving to Be Politically Incorrect by Arlene Peck Mar 10, '04 / 17 Adar 5764 To all of you who've written in to tell me how politically incorrect I am, let me take this opportunity to thank you. Most times, I think that we, in the United States, just don't "get it". What does it take to realize that the Arabs have a plan and we don't? The plan being once they destroy the Saturday people, then the Sunday crowd is next. All this kissy-feely, being nice, political behavior and the giving in to the ACLU and "human rights" groups...
  • Nebraska Newspaper Bans 'Redskins'

    01/28/2003 3:36:05 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 113 replies · 394+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1-28-2003 | staff
    The newspaper serving Lincoln, Neb., will no longer call the Washington Redskins by their official name. "Out of respect for native people," the newspaper wrote on Tuesday, "we'll call that team 'Washington.'" Kathleen Rutledge, the editor of the Lincoln Journal Star, told readers Tuesday, "We will no longer use "Redskins" or "Skins" because it is a racial slur. It derives from an old, genocidal practice in this country of scalping Indians to earn a bounty. A bounty hunter could prove he had killed an Indian by turning in a scalp." Rutledge said the newspaper also has stopped printing Native American...
  • A Chinese lesson in colorblindness: Larry Elder praises NBA giant for class in face of race joke

    01/23/2003 12:37:32 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 327+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, January 23, 2003 | Larry Elder
    How do you say "class" in Chinese? Yao Ming, the new 22-year-old National Basketball Association sensation, imported from mainland China, recently gave athletes, reporters and America a lesson in poise and grace – except the display did not take place on the basketball court. Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers all-star center, six months ago on a nationally televised sports show, said in response to a question about the Houston Rockets' new center, "Tell Yao Ming, 'Ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-soh.'" Nothing happened until recently, when an Asian newspaper wrote about O'Neal's remarks and accused him of racism. O'Neal brushed aside the charge, "I said...
  • The currant Fad of Male Bashing-This one's for you Guy's!

    01/22/2003 8:56:17 AM PST · by GrandMoM · 79 replies · 1,276+ views
    Christian Courier ^ | 03/28/2000 | Wayne Jackson
    In the old movie, The Commancheros, the beautiful character called Pillar observed: “In every successful relationship, one party is dominate and the other is subservient.” By virtue of His right as Creator, God has decreed that men function as leaders - both in the home, and in the church (cf. 1 Cor. 11:3; Eph. 5:22-23; 1 Tim. 2:12ff). There is no doubt that in the past many men have abused this relationship. Some (even among professed Christians) have mistreated women and degraded them shamefully. This hurtful disposition is not the fault of the Bible; it is a violation of biblical...
  • Beatles CD's/Posters altered to remove cigarettes

    01/21/2003 5:07:47 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 27 replies · 710+ views
    SIMON WHEELER ^ | January 21, 2003 | The Sun
    EXCLUSIVE No more Fag Four Beatles One for the road ... Beatle Paul McCartney with a cigarette in his hand on the original 1969 album cover By SIMON WHEELER THE classic Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover showing the band on a zebra crossing has been altered – to remove the cigarette in Paul McCartney’s hand. The original image shows a barefoot Macca third in line holding his ciggie. The 1969 photo has been a poster best-seller since it was shot near Abbey Road studios in North London, where the Fab Four recorded most of their music. But companies including...
  • The Google “Gag” Order

    01/20/2003 5:48:42 PM PST · by AdamSelene235 · 65 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Christian Courier ^ | 1-13-03 | by Jared Jackson
    The Google “Gag” Order by Jared Jackson Google.com retaliates against the Christian Courier’s “The Progressively Aggressive ‘Gay’ Movement” article. No better example of aggressive behavior could be cited. Several months ago, we started a teaching campaign using the Google Ad words mechanism. Last week, all of our ads were removed because someone at Google became incensed with our opposition to homosexual conduct. Google Adwords is an advertising program promoted by the Google search engine enterprise (www.google.com). The Google Adwords program allows a client to target content on its web site directly to a select market. It accomplishes this by allowing...
  • The search for a new top cop (Ithaca barf alert)

    03/22/2002 10:01:36 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 3,480+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Friday, March 22, 2002
    <p>Today is Ithaca Police Chief Rick Basile's last day on the job. In his five years as the city's top cop, Basile helped make Ithaca a better, safer place, be it pushing for departmental diversity or creating some order out of Senior Week chaos.</p>