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  • The scene of Josh Hader's apology just after racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic tweets surfaced

    07/18/2018 9:38:40 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 18, 2018 | Jeff Passan
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the small lobby at the entrance of the home clubhouse at Nationals Park, Josh Hader, still in his All-Star Game uniform, sat in a puffy chair, his head tilted down, his eyes fixed on his phone’s screen, his thumbs the only thing moving. They swiped up, left thumb then right thumb, left then right, left then right, for a minute, then two, then three, before a security guard closed the door and cocooned Hader from the throng waiting outside to ask if he was a racist, sexist, bigoted homophobe. Outside the clubhouse, about 15 feet away,...
  • ‘I’m not an isolated case’: Doctor fired for refusing to use trans pronouns speaks out

    07/11/2018 4:58:24 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 84 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 10, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    UNITED KINGDOM, July 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A doctor who has worked for 26 years with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has been “sacked” for refusing to use transgendered patients’ incorrect, “preferred” pronouns. The treatment of the 55-year-old father of four who believes that sex is biological and not a matter of personal preference raises questions about the chilling effect that pro-LGBT policies of government agencies have on freedom of speech, especially when it comes to Christians. Multiple reports from UK media indicate that Dr. David Mackereth was “deemed to be ‘unfit to work’ after he said he would...
  • Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century

    06/17/2018 4:13:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | June 14, 2018 | Uppsala University
    Museum collections in Sweden contain thousands of Iron Age board-game pieces. New studies of the raw material composing them show that most were made of whalebone from the mid-6th century CE. They were produced in large volumes and standardised forms. The researchers therefore believe that a regular supply of whalebone was needed. Since the producers would hardly have found the carcasses of beached whales a reliable source, the gaming pieces are interpreted as evidence for whaling. Apart from an osteological survey, species origin has been determined for a small number of game pieces, using ZooMS (short for Zooarchaeology by Mass...
  • ‘Battlefield V’ is Right to Include Women — They Were Vital to World War II

    06/10/2018 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 177 replies
    Fandom ^ | May 25th 2018 | Dom Peppiatt
    The internet is in uproar (again). Developer DICE’s decision to include a woman on the cover art for this year’s Battlefield offering has, for some reason, antagonised the most vocal parts of the gaming internet. Within minutes of DICE revealing its new game, detractors on reddit, Twitter and various online gaming forums were spouting their vitriol, furious that DICE had sacrificed authenticity in favour of ‘political correctness’. Here’s the thing, though: it hasn’t. Women have always played a vital role in the World’s wars, and to ignore that is to be willfully ignorant. From soldiers enlisted in active duty to...
  • There Is Nothing Liberalism Won’t Ruin

    06/07/2018 3:18:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    In a perverse way, it’s a skill, really. Just not a skill anyone would want. A reverse Midas touch; a jinx, if you will. Whatever you want to call it, liberals have an incredible ability ruin everything, and they’re on the job 24/7. Remember when you could watch a TV show or go to the movies and not have to be bombarded with left-wing political messages, either blatant or subtle? When you were entertained by entertainment and you went to church if you wanted to be preached to. That’s not the case anymore. The “progressive” church is politics, political correctness...
  • Tommy Robinson's Arrest Shows It's Time for Britain to Save itself from PC Culture

    06/03/2018 4:33:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2018 | Helen Raleigh
    A week ago, Tommy Robinson (whose real name is Stephen Lennon), a British journalist and an activist, was arrested outside a Leeds courtroom for livestreaming information about a grooming gang, almost all of whom are Muslim men, on trial for raping and grooming hundreds of British victims, mostly girls. Robinson was all by himself and didn't have a crowd following him nor did he cause any public disturbance. Yet, U.K. police arrested him for "breach of the peace." It was reported that Robinson was promptly sentenced to 13 months in prison without his lawyer present. Some report said he was sentenced so...
  • Trump White House's feud with John McCain and the war against political correctness

    05/22/2018 7:49:27 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 21 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 5/25/18 | Keith Koffler
    Kelly Sadler, a White House communications aide, made a crack recently during an internal meeting about how Sen. John McCain’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s CIA pick, Gina Haspel, didn’t matter because McCain is “dying anyway.” Once the remark was leaked, presumably by someone who doesn’t much like Sadler, the media — mainstream and social — exploded as if the stock market had crashed. What a horrifying thing to say! Proof of the rottenness at the core of the Trump White House! Off with her head — that is, let’s get her fired and ruin her career! Of course, it...
  • NYT Op-Ed: Liberals, You’re Not As Smart As You Think, And You’re Helping Trump Win A Second Term

    05/14/2018 6:02:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, someone finally said it: Liberals, you’re not as smart as you think—and you’re helping Donald J. Trump win a second term. Gerard Alexander, a political science professor at the University of Virginia, wrote this in The New York Times and he might have to change his name after this. He aptly noted how a) cultural centers are dominated by progressives; b) how they’re causing a backlash against liberalism; and c) how their inability to see that they are causing it will lead to a Trump victory in the next presidential election. The professor noted how the Left is overly...
  • Can Government Force You To Speak Contrary To Your Beliefs?

    03/25/2018 12:46:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 25, 2018 | George Leef
    The whole point of the First Amendment was to keep government out of crucial aspects of life –religion, speech, the press – that should be left entirely to voluntary action. It is supposed to shield people against governmental mandates and prohibitions. Government cannot keep you from practicing any religion and it cannot make you practice any; it cannot prevent you from speaking your mind and it cannot make you speak if you do not want to. That’s the concept, anyway. A case that the Court recently heard, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, puts that concept...
  • Sign Referencing Civil War Hero Is Sexual Harassment, Says Massachusetts Lawmaker

    03/17/2018 2:05:43 PM PDT · by euram · 113 replies
    Reason ^ | March 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    State Rep. Michelle DuBois (D-Plymouth) disagrees. She has been calling for the removal of a statehouse sign that reads "General Hooker Entrance" (so inscribed because it stands opposite a statue of General Hooker), which she described as an affront to "women's dignity."
  • The First Amendment Is In Far Greater Danger Than The Second

    03/01/2018 6:28:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2018 | Frank Cannon
    Our nation’s elites are waging war on the American people, wielding the institutions they’ve spent several decades capturing to punish those who disagree with their preferred positions and to deny them the ability to speak publicly, all in an effort to stifle free and open debate. And no, this isn’t a George Orwell novel — this is the United States of America.While many still mistakenly view our political arena as a skirmish between “liberals” and “conservatives”, it would be more accurate to describe it as an all-out war between “elitists” and “populists”. As my late friend Jeff Bell argued in...
  • Air Force Academy apologizes for 'microaggressions' after making Michael Jordan reference in email

    02/18/2018 10:14:09 PM PST · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2018 | Katie Leach
    A top official at the Air Force Academy apologized for “microaggressions” that appeared in a school-wide email on haircut standards amid backlash to a reference to NBA great Michael Jordan. Cadets received the email on Wednesday from Master Sgt. Zachary Parish commenting on haircuts that did not meet the Academy’s standards and cast a “negative impression” on the “cadet population and armed service members at large.” Parish went on draw a comparison to Jordan. "He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,"...
  • How campus politics hijacked American politics

    02/06/2018 9:13:20 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 2 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | January 26, 2018 | Cathy Young
    The defense of free speech has always been a bedrock bipartisan principle. So it’s unusual to hear a veteran liberal politician excuse campus outrage squads that shout down dissent. But that’s exactly what former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee head Howard Dean did in a recent appearance.. Dean’s take on this was that there are “consequences to free speech.” He caricatured Erika Christakis’s thoughtful, sensitive letter as an ugly screed mocking “snowflake” students and defending racist costumes. He also described the protesters as well-behaved, despite their screaming and bullying. ... Dean is hardly alone...progressives on and off campus are...
  • Legends of Tomorrow Eyeing Episode About Young Barack Obama

    01/19/2018 2:01:55 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    TV Line ^ | January 18, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Legends of Tomorrow is rewinding the clock to the very early Obama years. TVLine has learned exclusively that the time-tripping CW drama is revolving an upcoming Season 3 episode around a teenage version of President Barack Obama. Set in the late ’70s when the future No. 44 was a student at Occidental College, the hour is being penned by Keto Shimizu and James Eagan. Casting is currently underway for an actor to play Young Obama. The episode starts shooting in early February and is slated to air in April. This isn’t Legends‘ first time putting the spotlight on a U.S....
  • Hundreds of CEOs Demand Dreamer Amnesty Shortly After Promising Tax Cuts Will Help American Workers

    01/12/2018 8:45:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jan 2018 | John Carney
    FULL TITLE:Shameless: Hundreds of CEOs Demand Dreamer Amnesty Shortly After Promising Tax Cuts Will Help American Workers Corporate America is not leaving it to lawmakers and the White House to reach a deal to determine the fate of millions of illegal foreign workers whose temporary permission to work in the U.S. is set to expire early this year. Instead, more than 100 corporate leaders are demanding immediate and permanent amnesty for millions of so-called “Dreamers.” Just days after President Donald Trump hosted Democratic and Republican lawmakers at the White House to discuss legislation that would authorize funding for a border...
  • University compared to HITLER for snow tweet wishing for a ‘white campus’

    12/14/2017 5:42:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 14, 2017 | Gemma Mullin
    A TOP university was compared to HITLER on social media after posting a tweet asking students if they were “dreaming of a white campus”. University College London was forced to apologise for referencing Bing Crosby's White Christmas while informing students they would remain open amid snowfall. @LFizzia Replying to @ucl You know who else dreamt of a white campus? Hitler, that’s who. Disgusting This Twitter user compared a university to HITLER after it tweeted asking students if they were 'dreaming of a white campus' ahead of the forecast snowfall Outraged social media users mocked the tweet, branding uni bosses "a...
  • Political Correctness Bites Apple and Google

    10/17/2017 3:53:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A couple recent examples of political correctness. I don’t know how many of you use Google Maps, but Google Maps just issued an update to the app that they had to withdraw in less than 24 hours. Google Maps included a new feature. And let me describe it for you. Let’s say you’re in Manhattan and you need to go from point A to point B, and you put those addresses in, and it calculates your route and tells us how long it’s gonna take you to get there if you’re driving or if you take public transit or...
  • Appeals court finds Bladensburg cross violates Constitution [Maryland]

    10/18/2017 6:59:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2017 10:34 AM EDT
    A federal appeals court has found that a 40-foot-tall cross on a Maryland state highway median just outside Washington violates the U.S. Constitution. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Richmond ruled Wednesday that the 92-year-old monument known as the Bladensburg cross amounts to government sponsorship of a particular religion. […] The American Humanist Association said it endorses Christianity while ignoring non-Christian veterans. …
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    09/26/2017 10:05:52 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 29 replies
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  • 'Stupidly politically correct society is the death of comedy', warns veteran comedian Mel Brooks

    09/21/2017 4:39:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 52 replies
    society's "stupidly politically correct" sensibilities will lead to the "death of comedy", the veteran Hollywood comedian Mel Brooks has warned. Brooks, known for his plethora of acclaimed comedy movies, said political correctness was becoming a stranglehold on comedians. "It's not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks," he said. "Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king's ear, always telling the truth about human behaviour." The producer and director said that his iconic western parody Blazing Saddles could not be made in today's political climate.