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  • Shall We Defend Our Common History?

    02/16/2019 6:24:54 AM PST · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Imprimus-Hillsdale College ^ | February 2019 | Roger Kimball
    The recent news that the University of Notre Dame, responding to complaints by some students, would “shroud” its twelve 134-year-old murals depicting Christopher Columbus was disappointing. It was not surprising, however, to anyone who has been paying attention to the widespread attack on America’s past wherever social justice warriors congregate. Notre Dame may not be particularly friendly to its Catholic heritage, but its president, the Rev. John Jenkins, demonstrated that it remains true to its jesuitical (if not, quite, its Jesuit) inheritance. Queried about the censorship, he said, apparently without irony, that his decision to cover the murals was not...
  • Dickinson College Student Newspaper: ‘Should White Boys Still Be Allowed To Talk?’

    02/09/2019 11:03:38 AM PST · by blam · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-9-2019 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Dickinson College in Pennsylvania published an op-ed in its student newspaper arguing that “white boys” should no longer be “allowed to talk,” due to the lack of melanin in their skin. The author argues that white males are not qualified to share their opinions and should be silenced.An op-ed entitled, “Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?” was published Thursday in the student newspaper for Dickinson College, The Dickinsonian. In the piece, the author expresses her frustration with “white boys” being allowed to share their opinions with others. The author, Leda Fisher, argues that males who have names such...
  • Video DUmmie FUnnies: Mr. Virtue Signal Celebrates D-D-D-D-Diversity

    02/07/2019 1:28:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 7, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Mr. Virtue Signal wants to be sure you know all about his PC wonderfulness.
  • Debate judge disqualifies high school students for citing ‘racist’ Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro

    02/07/2019 11:58:24 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 6, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Two Utah high school seniors lost a round in a debate when they argued against racism and classism by citing the works of two “racist” pundits, psychologist Jordan Peterson and conservative writer Ben Shapiro. A debate judge deemed the writings of “white supremacists” Peterson and Shapiro as inadmissible in the Jan. 5 verbal contest held at Arizona State University in Tempe.
  • Fisking the "White Privilege" argument in a few easy steps.

    02/01/2019 1:12:17 PM PST · by The Fop · 22 replies
    2/1/2019 | The Fop
    While I have always been an ardent supporter of the Conservative media and blogosphere, it is often frustrating to see Conservative pundits fall into the trap of lending legitimacy to the Left's talking points, even when they think they're challenging these talking points. The issue of "White privilege" is a perfect example of this. Instead of thoroughly debunking the notion of White privilege, I have witnessed people whom I respect and admire, like Jordan Peterson and Laura Ingraham, making the argument that "yes, maybe White people do enjoy some privilege, but how do you measure and quantify exactly how much...
  • Longtime Stanford scholar quits teaching American Indian course after PC mob mau-maus(T)

    01/31/2019 10:00:30 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 1/31/2019 | Monica Showalter
    So the P.C. mob has gotten itself another one, at Stanford, where a longtime scholar of American Indian culture has cut his course after politically correct students hollered about "cultural appropriation." Apparently, you can't even discuss another culture without being accused of that. In this case, it's obvious what the implications are: a loss of scholarship and knowledge for Stanford, which is now diminished. Legal scholar Jonathan Turley writes: For 50 years, Stanford Professor Professor [sic] Kenneth Fields has taught the course "American Indian Mythology, Legend and Lore," Professor Fields has agreed to stop teaching the course. A nationally recognized...
  • 12 Good Ol' Facts About The Dukes of Hazzard

    01/28/2019 4:24:29 AM PST · by vannrox · 51 replies
    Mentalfloss ^ | 26Jan19 | BY Jake Rossen
    ---Image removed because it was a getty image--- Getty Images When The Dukes of Hazzard premiered on January 26, 1979, it was intended to be a temporary patch in CBS’s primetime schedule until The Incredible Hulk returned. Only nine episodes were ordered, and few executives at the network had any expectation that the series—about two amiable brothers at odds with the corrupt law enforcement of Hazzard County—would become both a ratings powerhouse and a merchandising bonanza. Check out some of these lesser-known facts about the Duke boys, their extended family, and the gravity-defying General Lee, which made their small-screen...
  • Notre Dame to Cover Up Christopher Columbus Murals

    01/21/2019 9:05:01 PM PST · by ppaul · 87 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/21/2019
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12 murals created in the 1880s by Luis Gregori were intended to encourage immigrants who had come to the U.S. during a period of anti-Catholic sentiment. But they conceal another side of Columbus: the exploitation and repression of Native Americans, said the Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame...
  • How switching my parents over to Linux saved me a lot of headache and support calls

    01/21/2019 12:36:12 AM PST · by vannrox · 45 replies
    Simon Frey Blog ^ | undated | simon frey
    During me being at my parents over the holidays (Christmas 2017) I had the usual IT-support stuff to do, that always happens to tech savvy kids when they are back at home. As I am a happy Linux user for over a decade now, I asked myself if it would be a good idea to switch my parents away from Win 10 to a GNU/Linux (I will call it only Linux during the rest of the post. Sorry Richard ;) ) based system. I did that and now 2 years later I still think it was a good idea: I...
  • Why I choose to be politically correct

    01/20/2019 3:21:49 PM PST · by ml/nj · 74 replies
    The [Duke] Chronicle ^ | 01/16/2019 | Nathan Heffernan
    In the past few years, anti-politically correct (PC) movements have grown in popularity and vigor. Groups of young college conservatives have criticized the liberal hold on universities and conservative activists have mocked censorship and “sensitivity” among young millennials. The sentiment that “people get offended by anything these days” seems to be growing among the larger population. Scandals of comedians getting booted from gigs for racially insensitive remarks or being fired from hosting an awards ceremony due to old homophobic tweets have sparked discussion over whether PC culture has gone too far. Even at Duke, students and professors complain about the...
  • "Buy Guns, Drink Beer, Eat Ribs" - We Need To Retoxify Masculinity

    01/17/2019 4:25:09 PM PST · by vannrox · 63 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 17JAN19 | Authored by Kurt Schlichter, op-ed via,
    Let’s be clear: My pronouns are “he,” “his,” and “stop being creepy weirdos.”Okay, maybe the last one isn’t a pronoun, but then again, I’m a man and if I want an insulting string of words directed at the nattering nabobs of gender neutrality to be a pronoun, it is a pronoun. And if you don’t like it, fight me.We need more masculinity, and the more toxic the social justice warriors think it is, the better.Bizarrely, now shaving companies are allying with the SJWs in an Axis of Irritants. Gillette is channeling campus gender studies dorks to try to sell you...
  • A License To Hate

    01/16/2019 2:33:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | January 16, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Recently on CNN, former Republican politico and now Never Trump cable new analyst Rick Wilson characterized Donald Trump’s supporters as his “credulous rube ten-toothed base.” Wilson was not original in his smear of the 63 million Americans who voted for Trump. He was likely resonating an earlier slander of Politico reporter Marco Caputo. The latter had tweeted of the crowd he saw at a Trump rally: “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.” Was the point of these stereotypes that poor white working-class people who supposedly voted for the controversial Trump...
  • UNFAIR - Med Student Slammed With 1 Year Suspension for Contesting Aspects of Microaggression-ism

    01/04/2019 1:05:53 PM PST · by gaijin · 60 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Jan 4th, 2018 | me
    Kieran Ravi Bhattacharya had a pediatrician mother who pushed him, and when his friends were out playing baseball and lighting things on fire, he had to stay indoors and play his violin. Kieran is 22 years old now, but let's take a look at him: But he stuck to it, eventually winning acceptance to the medical school of the University of Virginia, where the acceptance rate is just 6%. In mid November Kieran had a class called Social Issues in Medicine. One of the lecturers for this class was Dr. Beverly Adams, pictured below: No, I'm serious. That's really her....
  • The Most Honest Arab Muslim On Planet Earth (Breaking News)

    12/31/2018 12:30:57 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | today | Honest Arab
  • Yes, the ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Victory Matters

    12/22/2018 11:16:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | December 22, 2018 | Christian Toto
    Conservatives are used to losing culture war fights. Remember when ABC finally served up a show that treated Trump Nation with some respect? Months later “Roseanne” was gone, a victim of one God awful Tweet. Or how the right-leaning “Last Man Standing” nearly snared an early retirement after it didn’t get big enough ratings for ABC. That didn’t happen with “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The 1944 yuletide classic came under assault, again, but this year felt different. The #MeToo wave, a worthwhile movement hijacked by the Left, targeted the film for cultural extinction. And Social Justice Warriors have more muscle...
  • Gorgeous Scandinavian Women Beheaded in Morrocco: Check Out What They Were Forwarding --WHY..?

    12/21/2018 2:22:58 PM PST · by gaijin · 116 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | me
    Two Scandinavian women recently went on a hiking trip in Morrocco. Shown below, their names were Louisa Jespersen, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, from Norway. Their photos appear below: Men abducted and killed the pretty pair. Louisa was beheaded with a small knife and suffered horribly. Here is another shot of the pair. They were obviously great friends: Moroccan authorites have arrested and now are questioning the three suspects shown below: Whether very liberal or conservative, this double murder is sad; the authorities later stated that the murderers had ISIS sympathies. What would lead such a gorgeous pair to go...
  • Most Americans against becoming more 'politically correct:' poll

    12/20/2018 7:14:20 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 9 replies
    AFP ^ | 12/20 | AFP
    The poll carried out bt the Marist Institute for Public Opinion showed that 52 percent of Americans did not want public discourse to become more PC, including a majority of independent voters. The mood reflects what President Donald Trump and his supporter have railed against, arguing that political correctness -- the desire to not use language which minority groups may find offensive -- had limited their right to say what they really want to say.
  • Artificial intelligence’s rise exposes gaping gender gap

    12/16/2018 12:54:47 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/18 | Matt O'Brien
    The challenges of making tech more welcoming for women are numerous, especially in the field of artificial intelligence. To get a sense of just how monumental a task the tech community faces, look no further than the marquee gathering for AI’s top scientists. Preparations for this year’s event drew controversy not only because there weren’t enough female speakers or study authors. The biggest debate was over the conference’s name. The annual Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems, formerly known as NIPS, had become a punchline symbol about just how bad the gender imbalance is for artificial intelligence. Thousands...
  • Debate: Should Santa Clause be Female or Gender Neutral?

    12/14/2018 5:41:50 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/14/18
    When we say ‘Santa’, you probably think of an old fat guy with a bushy beard - but what if they were a woman, or non-binary? Isn't everyone capable of spreading Christmas cheer? This is the debate that's heating up right now after a councillor in Newton Aycliffe (near Durham) complained last month about a woman being cast in the role of Santa in the town’s Christmas parade. Arun Chandran, the Newton Aycliffe councillor who was against the idea of a female Santa, told The Times that the role is only appropriate for men. “My understanding is that Santa Claus,...
  • I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

    12/10/2018 8:20:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Nimesh Patel
    I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was bombing in front of hundreds of Bernie Sanders fans. I once had to tell the crowd mid-show that the venue was closing for an impromptu health inspection. On Nov. 30, I performed stand-up as part of an annual event put on by the Asian-American Alliance at Columbia, and about 20 minutes into the show, my microphone was cut off. It wasn’t because of some fire code violation, or because some violently drunk heckler and I were about to fistfight. It was...