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  • University of Texas Dean offers guidelines for politically correct theme parties

    02/10/2015 8:56:08 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 2/10/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Students at the University of Texas, Austin can breathe a sigh of relief, now that they have an extra layer of protection against any hint of hurt feelings on the part of officially designated victim classes. The campus already boasts a Campus Climate Response Team, which sounds really, really cool. I sure hope they have cars with flashing lights, and protective uniforms like the Ghostbusters wore, ready to swoop in and vaporize any hurt feelings that break out anywhere in the Greater Austin Metropolitan Area.
  • Europeans are trapped in their self-made loop of political and security incorrectness.

    01/13/2015 9:33:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/15 | Barry Shaw
    Similarities of what both European Jews and Israel are facing from incoherent and appeasing European politicians are too stark to ignore When European countries voluntarily surrender territory and control to a strong immigrant minority that, unlike the once immigrant Jewish community, refuses to integrate, you know that country is on its way to disastrous consequences and in Paris we recently saw where these consequences can lead. One of those consequences is that, with rising anti-Semitism, a part of the intolerance of a growing intransigent minority, Jews are fearful, unsettled, and a growing number are packing their bags and leaving. This...
  • In Western Nations the mourning of innocents lost to terrorism has only begun

    10/26/2014 1:32:21 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/14 | Judi McLeod
    Unless western leaders find courage to stand against Islamists by blocking them from lax immigration entry, the mourning breaking the hearts of a watching citizenry has only just begun In Western Nations the mourning of innocents lost to terrorism has only begun Terrorism run rampant is the most tragic price the masses of all Western nations pay because Western leaders long ago succumbed to the control of the despicable go-along-to-get-along rules of the politically correct. There can be little doubt that Canada’s two terrorist attacks over a two-day span were a long time coming. In fact, the build up of...
  • Grim humour

    10/15/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Klaus Rohrich
    We reside in a culture where the cognitive dissonance gets ever more obvious, yet ever larger numbers are choosing not to see. It leaves one wondering whether to laugh or cry Have you heard the one about the Rabbi, the Imam and the fat chick? Me neither. In fact, it’s been so long since I’ve heard a good joke that I almost forgot what it feels like to laugh. It seems this is somewhat of a universal experience, as many of my friends and acquaintances have similar plaints. But then, what would you expect from a culture that carefully monitors...
  • Mark Twain Denounced as Thought Criminal

    05/21/2014 5:45:58 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 41 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | May 19 2014 | Dave Blount
    To build a utopian America where everything is perfect as defined by our wise liberal ruling class, first the old America must be eradicated. That means erasing the heritage that makes the country what it is. National treasures like Mark Twain have to go: An effort to name a Lake Tahoe cove after American literary icon Mark Twain has been scuttled for the second time in three years, citing opposition from a tribe that says the writer held racist views of Native Americans. It should be noted that most everyone who lived in the 19th century held views of Indians...
  • Dallas Mega-Church Responds to Tebow Controversy

    02/25/2013 10:43:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    <p>The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Dallas gave their pastor a standing ovation as he began to deliver the Sunday morning sermon – a sign of affirmation for Dr. Robert Jeffress – a man under siege from the national media and gay marriage activists.</p>
  • When hate crimes aren't hate crimes: In Obama's America some comrades are more equal than others

    02/22/2013 9:10:33 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/22/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    In Barack Obama’s Department of Justice, “hate crimes” where the perpetrator is Black are ignored and those where Whites or Hispanics stand accused are rocketed through the federal courts. Of course this is not a novel observation, but a recent case coming out of Compton, California in which an Hispanic gang committed an “interracial hate crime” underlines the ridiculous disparity in how “hate crimes” are handled by the DoJ. Recently, two members of a street gang calling itself the “NKs” which stands for N%%^#$ Killers were indicted for chasing an African-American juvenile through the streets for the “crime” of living...
  • Liberal political correctness going for Gold in London Olympics

    07/31/2012 6:36:52 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 3 replies ^ | July 31, 7012 | Jeff Crouere
    For seven years, the people of London has been preparing for the Olympics. The city has been scrubbed clean and new facilities were constructed for the big event. City leaders have been very proud of the massive effort that it took to stage the Olympics. Unfortunately, there have been a number of real problems such as a lack of security personnel and hundreds of empty seats at numerous events. The embarrassing footage has forced organizers to fill in seats with members of the British military.
  • Political Correctness in Public Schools

    06/05/2012 5:36:33 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 2 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 6/5/12 | Tony Caruso
    On May 15th and 16th of 2012, Channel One, which is shown to six million middle and high school students each school day, aired a two part video series that gave a very sanitized view of Islam and Muslims in America. Schools accepted Channel One a few years ago because it put free TVs in every classroom, and it was paid for by a few brief commercials which pedaled products that appealed to teens. The initial programming was apolitical, but like everything else connected to public schools, it apparently has succumbed to political correctness. Political correctness, as practiced in today’s...
  • On the Acceptance of Evil...

    12/09/2011 9:26:00 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies
    12-09-11 | Bill Randles
    Â…Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.(2 Thessalonians 2:6-10)Evil thrives on lies. The fall of man came about by the acceptance of a lie. Satan himself is the father of lies. Lying and...
  • Spirit Lake files suit against NCAA

    11/01/2011 9:46:21 PM PDT · by bushwon · 23 replies
    Inforum ^ | 11/01/11 | Chuck Haga
    FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – Supporters of the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo at the Spirit Lake and Standing Rock Sioux tribes filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the NCAA in U.S. District Court in Fargo, following through on their promise to ramp up the fight to save the nickname. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the Spirit Lake Tribe and Archie Fool Bear, individually and as representative of Standing Rock petitioners who sought a reservation-wide referendum on the nickname issue, alleges the NCAA’s efforts to force retirement of the name and logo “violate Native American Civil rights,...
  • Disney to build multiple-attraction 'Avatar' land in Animal Kingdom theme park (PC BARF)

    The Walt Disney Co. will build a theme-park “land” based on the movie “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the first step in a broader licensing deal that will lead to similar attractions in Disney parks worldwide. The deal announced Tuesday gives Disney exclusive theme-park rights to use elements from the 2009 blockbuster and from sequels due out in 2014 and 2015. “Avatar,” which was directed by James Cameron and grossed nearly $2.8 billion in worldwide box-office receipts, is widely considered one of the most valuable intellectual properties not already tied up by a theme park. Disney said it plans...
  • Explaining Obama's strange policies. The roots of political correctness.

    06/03/2011 6:28:43 PM PDT · by billflax · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/02/2011 | Bill Flax
    “Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left” – Herbert Marcuse, Father of the New Left President Barack Obama’s recent suggestion that returning to 1967 boundaries is the starting point for negotiations between Israel and Palestinians raises questions. While a strong case can be made for minding our business internationally, betraying allies and naively appeasing enemies appear curious as strategic ploys. His foreign policy revolves around coddling Third World dictators, snubbing traditional friends and overall subservience to the U.N. Obama seems more about reversing his predecessor than charting any coherent...
  • So, Should We Ban The Koran?

    01/16/2011 2:02:42 PM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Wheeling Intelligencer ^ | January 16, 2011
    Fine. Let's blame "inflammatory rhetoric" for violence such as that in Tucson, Ariz., last weekend. Let's condemn its authors with the most, well, inflammatory language we can find. And let's ban it. Of course, we'll have to start with The Koran and a few score Muslim clerics throughout the world, including here in the United States. Not what you had in mind, liberals? Ah, but you suggested it. I didn't. Some liberal "pundits" and politicians have claimed Jared Loughner was motivated to kill six people in Tucson and wound several others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, by comments from conservatives....
  • Christmas bans are off, says Ted Baillieu (Victoria, Australia's new conservative leader)

    11/30/2010 4:24:32 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 1st December 2010 | John Masanauskas
    DON'T let political correctness ruin Christmas, Ted Baillieu has warned schools and other community groups. The Premier said Victorians should embrace the festive season. He said schools should not back down from running Christmas pageants, concerts and nativity scenes for fear of offending minority groups. "A Baillieu government expects school principals to take a reasonable and commonsense approach so all Victorian children have the opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures of Christmas," he said. The warning comes after some schools and community groups imposed Christmas bans in recent years. Islamic Council of Victoria vice-president Sherene Hassan backed Mr Baillieu. "I...
  • Sarah Palin: The Army’s Loss in Dis-Inviting a Good Man

    04/23/2010 6:15:37 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies · 1,256+ views
    Facebook ^ | Friday April 23, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    My, have things changed. I was honored to have Rev. Franklin Graham speak at my Governor’s Prayer Breakfasts. His good work in Alaska’s Native villages and his charitable efforts all over the world stem from his servant’s heart. In my years of knowing him, I’ve never found his tempered and biblically-based comments to be offensive – in fact his words have been encouraging and full of real hope. It’s truly a sad day when such a fine patriotic man, whose son is serving on his fourth deployment in Afghanistan to protect our freedom of speech and religion, is dis-invited from...
  • Climate Gate, Political Correctness, Allah, and Sammy on G. Gordon Liddy

    12/17/2009 10:43:27 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 362+ views
    G. Gordon Liddy/The Lid ^ | 12/17/09 | The Lid
    Today I had the extreme pleasure of being a guest on the G.Gordon Liddy Show. Every time I appear on the show its fun, this time was the most fun ever. Originally I was supposed to talk about yesterday's story about the Russian Climategate Revelation,it was billed as: More on ClimateGate There's even more to the ClimateGate controversy the mainstream media are ignoring. It turns out that 75% of the climate data accumulated by Russian scientists was ignored by scientists because it their belief of man-made global warming. Sammy Benoit, of has more. ....that is where we started, but...
  • Political Correctness is a Cancer in Our Military

    11/25/2009 10:38:24 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 9 replies · 419+ views
    Human Events/The Lid ^ | 11/25/09 | The Lid
    If the Ft. Hood terrorist attack teaches us anything, it should teach us that Political Correctness will kill this country. Every day we find out another example of Major Hasan telegraphed his Islamist intentions and the higher ups in the military did nothing for fear of offending the Muslim community.Beyond the Fort Hood Mass Murderer, we see that our government still interacts with terrorist supporting organizations such as CAIR, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Students Association, the Muslim American Society who are all children of the Muslim Brotherhood. We even walked away from the word terrorism for...
  • Fire General Casey

    11/09/2009 7:36:02 AM PST · by HorowitzianConservative · 77 replies · 2,464+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | November 9, 2009 | David Horowitz
    You have to view this segment of the Meet the Press interview with Army chief of staff General George Casey to believe it -- to believe that our army could be led by someone as incompetent in national security matters as this man showed he was, first by claiming that the army hadn't "missed anything" in regard to the in-your-face warning signs exhibited by Major Hasan that he was a fanatical Muslim jihadist and an imminent threat to massacre our troops, by admitting that the army's diversity policies had trumped its security policies, and worst of all by making this...
  • Black Tea Party Express Tour Team Member Experiences Racism

    09/16/2009 9:21:27 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 48 replies · 2,512+ views ^ | 09-16-09 | Lloyd Marcus
    I traveled on the Tea Party Express tour bus as a singer/songwriter, entertainer and spokesperson; 16 states, 34 rallies in two weeks. I experienced vicious racial verbal attacks, not from the tea party protesters. The racial hate expressed against me all came from the left, people who support president Obama's radial socialist agenda. Unfortunately, my deleted email box is littered with numerous messages expressing the following, “You are the dumbest self hating f****** n***** I have ever seen!” These racists are outraged by my opening lines I boldly proclaimed at each rally. “Hello my fellow patriots! I am NOT an...
  • My Bad? (vanity)

    06/12/2009 6:56:18 AM PDT · by MNDude · 188 replies · 4,076+ views
    Yesterday I met with a loan officer along with a liberal woman who has been working as a consultant for my business. During my conversation to the woman from the loan company, I mentioned in casual conversation "There's this girl that works here who is from the same city you are." Later that afternoon I received the following email from the liberal consultant: "Subject: DUE RESPECT Please stop referring to females as "girls". You kept using that word during our meeting today with Debbie & Anna when you talked about your company. Any female in the business world will be...
  • Margaret Cho Calls Miley Cyrus a Disgrace [Pig attacks Pop Star]

    02/15/2009 2:59:35 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 47 replies · 1,948+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 2/12/09 | Kiran Hefa
    A week after Miley Cyrus addressed her photo flap, the singer continues to draw criticism from some in the Asian community – including Korean comedian Margaret Cho. Cyrus denied she was mocking Asians when a photograph of her pulling at the corners of her eyes surfaced on the Internet. "There are some people upset about some pictures taken of me with friends making goofy faces," Cyrus wrote on her official Web site. "Well, I'm sorry if those people looked at those pics and took them wrong and out of context!" In turn, Cho took to her blog on Wednesday to...
  • Boston College in the crosshairs -- Outrage over crucifixes hung in classrooms

    02/13/2009 12:54:43 AM PST · by Zakeet · 107 replies · 2,865+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 12, 2009 | Richard Weir
    Some Boston College professors and students are raising a holy ruckus over the Catholic school’s return to its religious roots by hanging crucifixes in all its classrooms, calling the move “offensive” and a break from the Jesuit tradition of tolerance. “There is no choice if you don’t think it’s appropriate. You can’t turn it around,” said biology professor Dan Kirschner, faculty adviser for BC’s chapter of Hillel, a Jewish student group. “I think it is being insensitive to the people of other faith traditions here.” [Snip] In an interview with the college newspaper, The Observer, which broke the story,...
  • A brief list of idiotic Political Correctness rules to make you feel superior to liberals

    12/24/2008 5:37:34 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies · 1,598+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | December 24th, 2008 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Liberalism is a sickness that should be laughed at and mocked. This 2008 year end roundup of stupid political correctness rules proves it. Join me in feeling superior to the nitwits who think this crap makes the world a better place. Frightened of offending anyone, the University of Pittsburgh now allows men who “feel” they are women to move into women’s dorms with rights to shower with females and sit in the stalls next to them. An Australian idiot has ruled Santa’s “Ho ho ho!” laugh is offensive. When stopping Down Under, Santa has to change his laugh to “Ha...
  • Live By Political Correctness, Die By Political Correctness

    05/18/2008 6:58:26 AM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies · 105+ views via instapundit ^ | 5/17/2008 | Ed Driscoll
    Oh, That Liberal Media! · The Assault On Reason Newspapers are an industry that has done the most to spread fear of global warming, and have heavily donated to "green" causes. And now it's time for them to the pay the bill, or risk appearing even more hypocritical than they're currently thought of: A prototypical publisher selling 250,000 newspapers on each of the 365 days of the year adds nearly 28,000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, according to calculations we’ll explain in a moment. That’s roughly equivalent to the CO2 spewed by almost 3,700 Ford Explorers being driven...
  • City art panel says 'no thanks' to statues

    03/16/2006 3:26:17 PM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 18 replies · 1,050+ views
    Portland (Maine) Press Herald ^ | 16 March, 2006 | Kelley Bouchard
    The Portland City Council will have to ignore the recommendation of citizen advisers if it wants to accept a controversial gift of bronze statues from Portland Sea Dogs owner Daniel Burke. The Public Art Committee, an advisory group appointed by the council, voted 6-1 Wednesday to recommend that the council reject the statues, which depict a traditional family of four going to a baseball game. The vote came after Burke's attorney said no changes will be made to the sculptures. The statues generated heated public debate during the last week as issues of government intervention and family diversity clashed with...
  • Jay Leno Apologizes to Offended Viewer

    03/15/2006 7:03:53 AM PST · by JamesP81 · 57 replies · 2,295+ views
    Fox News ^ | 03-15-2006 | Unknown
    LOS ANGELES — Jay Leno knows that comedy means sometimes having to say you're sorry. After Leno's "Tonight Show" aired a sketch that compared Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident to a 2003 videotaped shooting outside a Los Angeles courthouse, he received a letter of complaint from a viewer.
  • Men Chafe as Norway Ushers Women Into Boardroom

    01/15/2006 11:48:14 AM PST · by chemical_boy · 27 replies · 753+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 12, 2006 | RICHARD BERNSTEIN
    OSLO, Jan. 8 - On the first day of this year - and in the teeth of strenuous opposition from many Norwegian businessmen - Norway's leftist government put into effect one of the more radical attempts to achieve sexual equality: requiring that in the next two years 40 percent of the board members of the nation's large, publicly traded private companies be women. "The government's decision is to see to it that women will have a place where the power is, where leadership takes place in this society," Karita Bekkemellem, Norway's minister of children and equality, said in an interview...
  • The Silliness Has Gone Too Far

    12/15/2005 4:19:53 AM PST · by paudio · 71 replies · 2,402+ views
    foxnews ^ | December 14, 2005 | John Gibson
    One of the more egregious anti-Christmas examples in the war on Christmas is the school district in Plano, Texas, which banned the colors red and green last year. I say this all the time in promoting my book, "The War on Christmas." I did a chapter on the Plano situation in the book and looked into this incident in some detail. The ban on red and green had to do with the paper plates, napkins and cups which parents bring to the holiday party at the winter break, which used to be the kids' Christmas party at Christmas break, but,...
  • Sao Paolo Forum {Gramsci, communism and terrorism alive and kicking)

    11/29/2005 7:24:06 AM PST · by JudgemAll · 8 replies · 370+ views
    Sao Paolo Forum: the backbone of communism & terrorism spread in Latin America Aleksander Boyd interviews Olavo de Carvalho 21.11.05 | Recently I had the chance to spend some time with an extraordinary individual. Of Brazilian origin, this university professor, thinker, philosopher and self-made investigative journalist revealed a wholly unknown reality -for me at least- vis-a-vis the nature of the Sao Paolo Forum; its members and its carefully orchestrated political goals. Often one tends to incur in the mistake of judging situations isolatedly, which, according to Olavo de Carvalho, shows not only ignorance but naivete. Aghast with the wealth of...
  • Disease Takes Second Place to Political Correctness

    11/14/2005 10:01:10 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 3 replies · 650+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | November 14, 2005 | Larry Leonard
    Pete Ferryman and Kimberly Maus are part of the happy artificial family which "reports the news" each weekday morning on Oregon's oldest television station. (Oregon Magazine's Berlin Bureau Chief, Tom Lipscomb, grew up on Council Crest in the Forties, and watched the KPTV station tower go up.). Today, from this collection of unprofessionals we learned that Bill and Hillary Clinton are in the Middle East, visiting various sites. What a shame they can't visit the regular Clinton-era White House guest, Yassir Arafat, who at present is dead. Quite a few such terrorists are dead, now. It must bother Clinton. By...
  • Toronto Bans Miss Universe on City Property

    07/19/2005 4:54:17 PM PDT · by rasblue · 8 replies · 1,211+ views
    CBC News ^ | July 19, 2005 | CBC News
    Toronto gives Miss Universe cold shoulder CBC News The city of Toronto, which years ago prevented the Barenaked Ladies from playing at City Hall because of the group's name, has now barred Miss Universe from opening a festival over concerns about sexual stereotyping. "I was a little bit hurt by the whole thing. I love Toronto. It's my hometown," said Natalie Glebova, the 23-year-old Canadian woman who captured the Miss Universe title in Bangkok in May. Natalie Glebova in Toronto, Tuesday. "I definitely don't think that the Miss Universe title is any kind of stereotype or sexual stereotype." Glebova was...
  • Latest word on political correctness

    03/20/2005 6:02:22 AM PST · by Archon of the East · 15 replies · 876+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | 3/20/2005 | Ian Robinson
    Sun, March 20, 2005 Latest word on political correctness By Ian Robinson Every time I think political correctness has gone as far as it can go, every time I look at something stupid and think: "Well. That's that, then. We're done. It's all over ..." That's when things get even weirder. I was there when the word "gay" got changed. Not that I blame anybody for that. As everybody got smarter, it became clear that the term "sodomite" wasn't particularly sensitive or kind, although personally, I thought what is now the gay community should have picked another term. "Gay" is...
  • Ticket agent recalls anger in Atta's eyes

    03/08/2005 6:17:10 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 21 replies · 1,075+ views ^ | March 7, 2005 | AP
    SCARBOROUGH, Maine - The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was angered when he learned he had to undergo security screening between flights on the morning of the suicide attacks, a former U.S. Airways ticket agent says. Michael Tuohey of Scarborough said he was suspicious of Atta and Abdulaziz Alomari when they rushed through the Portland International Jetport to make their flight to Boston that day. Atta’s demeanor and the pair’s first-class, one-way tickets to Los Angeles made Tuohey think twice about them. “I said to myself, ’If this guy doesn’t look like an Arab terrorist, then...
  • Teenager Barred from Prom for Confederate-Inspired Dress Sues

    12/21/2004 3:45:01 PM PST · by anymouse · 85 replies · 4,694+ views
    Herald-Leader/Knight Ridder/Tribune ^ | Dec. 20, 2004 | BETH MUSGRAVE
    Jacqueline Duty's prom dress created a stir even before she showed up for the May 1 event. When Duty came to the Russell High School prom in a self-designed red, white and blue gown with the Confederate battle flag as part of the design, she was told to leave. School leaders, who had heard about Duty's plans to wear the Confederate-inspired sequined gown, wouldn't allow her to enter the prom or even leave her vehicle, her lawyers say. "Her only dance for her senior prom was on the sidewalk to a song playing on the radio," said Earl-Ray Neal, her...
  • 'Hard-working' job ad banned to protect the lazy

    10/03/2004 2:08:24 PM PDT · by ijcr · 22 replies · 1,049+ views
    Ananova ^ | 13th August 2004 | A.N.Other
    A businesswoman has been banned from asking for 'hard-working' staff in a job ad because it discriminates against the lazy. Beryl King was told by a Jobcentre that her advert for warehouse workers discriminated against people who were not industrious. Beryl, 57, told the Daily Mirror: "I couldn't believe my ears. Has our world gone mad? "I've been running my business for 27 years and it's getting harder to find people who want to do a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. "How long before someone says you can't pay people for working because it discriminates against those...
  • Limp wrists and slant eyes must go as political correctness demands new signs for the deaf

    03/20/2004 9:02:57 PM PST · by ijcr · 20 replies · 277+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 21/03/2004 | Renee Mickelburgh and Rajeev Syal
    Political correctness has caught up with sign language for deaf people. Gestures used to depict ethnic and religious minorities and homosexuals are being dropped because they are now deemed offensive. The abandoned signs include "Jewish", in which a hand mimes a hooked nose; the sign for "gay", a flick of a limp wrist; and "Chinese", in which the index fingertips pull the eyes into a slant. Another dropped sign is that for "Indian", which is a finger pointing to an imaginary spot in the middle of a forehead. The signs have been declared off-limits by the makers of Vee-TV, Channel...
  • Nine Against Millions-Nine Wins

    07/02/2003 6:14:16 AM PDT · by westgirl123 · 10 replies · 232+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 07/02/03 | Paul Walfield
    There is an old adage that individually, people can be very smart, but put them in a group, and dumbness reigns supreme. Unfortunately, there are no calculations that correctly specify how many people need to put their heads together to reach the point of group insanity. However, we all know that twelve seems to have been the smallest number necessary. After all, that’s how many it takes to make up a jury. In recent years, juries have awarded multi-million dollar awards to plaintiffs for spilling hot coffee on themselves and getting burned, smoking cigarettes in boxes with warning labels, even...
  • Voice support for American effort against Iraq, get a referral to the company shrink.

    03/29/2003 12:11:32 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 25 replies · 164+ views
    (Vanity) ^ | 28 March 2003 | Vigilanteman
    Very sorry for taking space with the vanity, but I need advise from fellow Freepers who might of been there. After getting a promotion and raise during my first year with a new company, yesterday I got called in to the personnel director and was given an written warning and a referral to attend a company sensitivity training session. I have no idea as to the specific nature or origin of the complaints, but latelty we've had CNN on in the lunch room and a number of opinions expressed about the conduct of the War on Iraq. Most of the...
  • Hot cross banned: councils decree buns could be 'offensive' to non-Christians

    03/15/2003 11:11:06 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 45 replies · 438+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 16, 2003 | Chris Hastings and Elizabeth Day
    Schools across Britain have been ordered by local authorities to abandon the ancient tradition of serving hot cross buns at Easter so as not to offend children of non-Christian faiths. Some councils are refusing to hand out the traditional treats because they fear that the symbol of the cross will spark complaints from Jewish, Hindu and Muslim pupils or their families. Officials in the London borough of Tower Hamlets decided to remove the buns from menus this year after criticism over its decision to serve pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. A spokesman for the Labour-run council claimed that there had been...
  • Special Forces Lack Diversity (Daisy Cutter Hurl Alert)

    04/01/2002 10:49:00 AM PST · by IncPen · 139 replies · 1,185+ views
    AP via AOL, no URL ^ | 4/2/02 | RON KAMPEAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Special forces have always prided themselves on how hard it is to become a member. For some black SEALs, Rangers and Green Berets, staying is tougher than getting in. With special forces having become the face of the U.S. military in the Afghan war, leaders are sensitive to the fact that those faces are overwhelmingly white, and they are recruiting in minority neighborhoods. The problem, some say, is the attitudes black recruits face once inside. ``It was like being the only black in a Harley Davidson gang, as out of place as you can be,'' said retired...
  • 60 Years Ago an Alert Coast Guardsman stopped hostile enemies fro infiltrating American Soil

    03/24/2002 6:08:06 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Sixty years ago an alert Coast Guardsman stopped hostile enemies from infiltrating American soil. Nazi Saboteurs at Amagansatt John Cullen served in the Coast Guard from 1941-1946. He is now 81 and lives in Chesapeake, VA and has a street named in his honor in Portsmouth, VA. When we were at war with the Nazis, vigilance and beach patrols paid off in foiling this attempt to blow up targets which included aluminum plants, railroad facilities,New York's Hell Gate bridge over the East River, New York's water supply, and locks on the Ohio River and other purely military targets. Today weapons...