Political Correctness

Cultural Appropriation: Er, who WOULD you ask for permission?

by Skip June 6, 2014

Seriously,  this Political Correctness on campuses is just getting well past “Stuck on Stupid”.  Does anyone study any serious subjects anymore?  Or is this stuff just the end result of the intersection of the Self-Esteem Trophy movement in our educational system with the Cultural Marxist (aka, Political Correctness) – just a huge puddle of precious […]

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Notable Quote – Kirsten Powers

by Skip May 15, 2014

Welcome to the Dark Ages, Part II. We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the mob or face the consequences. How ironic that the persecutors this time around are the so-called intellectuals. They claim to be liberal while behaving as anything but. The touchstone of liberalism is tolerance […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip March 10, 2014

The idea that politicians should write laws restricting people critical of them is as perverse as the idea that the sprawling, opaque IRS bureaucracy should be assigned to construe and apply such laws. It is bad enough that there is the misbegotten Federal Election Commission to do what the First Amendment forbids — government regulation […]

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Competition proves that women are unequal to men

by Skip February 20, 2014

In times past, I’ve been glued to the screen watching the Olympics – this time, not so much.  TMEW has been and with the DVR, has saved off some of the events that she knows I’d like to watch a bit – short course speed skating, bobsled, bi-athalon, some of the other skiing, and snowboard.  […]

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Maybe this is why Congress has such a bad rep & we’re in such deep sneakers – misplaced priorities

by Skip February 11, 2014

With a miasmia not seen since the Carter Presidency, you’d think that those elected to Congress would actually attend to those things of national / world level.  We’re still at war, our allies are running away from us, our enemies are laughing at us, the economy is in the tank with unprecedented levels of labor […]

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“Civility of discourse” is a red herring when done either by the Left OR the Right

by Skip February 4, 2014

Ah yes, Political Correctness can run amok – and this demonstrates that the wielding of the Political Castration club can and is used by both sides of the aisle.  And frankly, it is becoming quite boring.  In fact, I really wasn’t going to say much about this until I read this: “We really are a […]

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Marine Corps: Politican Correctness, Diversity, and Feminism for combat?

by Skip December 29, 2013

From the Eldest, a prior Marine: “This is gonna get a lot more people killed” From the Washington Examiner, news that many of us said would soon be forthcoming when Obama made the decision that women would be serving in combat – that standards would be lowered: The Marine Corps has delayed the requirement for […]

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And if you don’t think that GLAAD is authoritarian or totalitarian in nature…

by Skip December 23, 2013

Up to this point, I’ve said little on the Duck Dynasty imbroglio – but I will as Rick is absolutely spot on.  We are in a culture war that has been a “hot war” for a few years now.  Government is now in the business of enforcing a secular-humanism religion in the public square and […]

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Hmm, I thought it was CHRISTMAS time – has Political Correctness overtaken the NH GOP??

by Skip December 18, 2013

Seriously….it’s Christmas! (H/T: NH GOP)

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Yesterday’s TV Commercials

by Rick Olson November 11, 2013

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.” —Bertrand Russell

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Jennifer – remember “derogatory”? You threw me under the bus, a few of years back

by Skip October 21, 2013

Oh, Sidenote first (because it IS just that kind of day): OK, Landrigan, you and DiStaso are a pair today.  He can’t tell a TEA Partier from shinola and you can’t even get the names straight: “Bragdon goes on offense in offering defense”.  Even as we are castigated as mere bloggers, all I keep hearing […]

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Mike Barnacle’s Pal

by Ed Naile October 7, 2013

I think it is high time Obama got into the remaking of America in every way he dreamed about in college. Oh he is going to initiate single payer health lines, register and seize private firearms, make the rich pay their fair share, pay reparations to blacks for slavery and all that, but first he […]

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RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon” – Hey, he used to teach it; time it is used on him

by Skip August 24, 2013

Political Correctness police (almost always Progressives as they seek to use this tool of Political Castration to move Forward their agenda of Cultural Marxism) do what they always do – find someone who has upset your sense of being and then DESTROY him – and that is what they did to that Rodeo Clown wearing […]

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The tolerance of cultural Marxism in the Academy? Does not go far, it seems

by Skip May 22, 2013

Institutions of higher learning, at least when I was there 30 40 years ago, they were hotbeds of discourse, ideas, and ideologies.  You had a stand – you took it, you said it, and you defended it.  Others did the same.  At the time, even if they didn’t listen, they at least gave you the […]

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Another example of Western culture committing suicide: the Flag of St George is unPC – in ENGLAND???

by Skip May 16, 2013

The national flag of England is not the Union Jack but the Flag of St. George (see, left).  In one town in England, the town council has declared that its own national flag is too offensive to fly over the town (emphasis mine, some reformatting): The flag of St George will not be flying over […]

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“Speedbump” and “FlashBang”‘s accomplices

by Skip May 4, 2013

(H/T: Powerline)

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Apologies, apologies – both show the rot in our culture…and both involve Obama – Part 2

by Skip April 9, 2013

Well, my earlier post was about Obama’s apology – and I still believe it was unwarranted and unneeded.  But Obama bowed to the Political Correctness crowd – and having done so (er, again?), they will make him do so again.  You see, it is a never ending game of gotcha.  And really, when you get […]

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Mark Steyn on freedom of thought, political correctness, and the homosexual agenda

by Tim Condon April 6, 2013

The very erudite and always witty Mark Steyn has a column up at National Review Online about how, when it comes to the homosexual agenda, you vill not be ahlowed to ignohr zee agenda!  You vill oh-bey! Of course, some people are exempt, such as Al Sharpton, referring to “Greek homos,” or Islamic leaders urging that homosexuals be […]

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Notable quote – Voltaire

by Susan Olsen January 7, 2013
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Now if this was a Republican saying this…

by Skip December 22, 2012

But just as Booker [Corey Booker, Democrat Mayor of Newark, NJ] announced he would seek the Senate seat, Harry Reid came out to sabotage the effort. Reid told Politico: I always support incumbent senators. I would always support Lautenberg or anyone else that’s running for reelection. He’s (Booker) a very good man, he would be […]

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As former Senator Chuck Hagel (R Squish – NE) angles to be next SecDef, remember this:

by Skip December 21, 2012

(H/T: Looking Spoon) Groveling yet, Chuck? Former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel is apologizing for comments he made in 1998 during a debate over the nomination of philanthropist James Hormel as ambassador to Luxembourg. Hagel came under fire yesterday from gay-rights groups for opposing Hormel’s nomination on the grounds that he was “openly, aggressively gay.” Hagel […]

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Which is the more important value?

by Skip October 30, 2012

Calling out what is true (Political Correctness be damned) or calling out Death? “Murder them, just don’t offend them…” (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Once again, feckless GOPpers hand a Political Correctness club to Democrats and scream “BEAT ME WITH IT!”

by Skip October 25, 2012

So, wasn’t it a horror show when the Left decide to crucify Whoopie Goldberg for her “rape rape” comment – wasn’t that just so trivializing it?  Talk about a War on Women! “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. It was something else but I don’t believe it was rape-rape. He went to jail and when they […]

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Email Doodlings – A rose by any other name

by Skip October 17, 2012

From my friend (and loyal reader) out in Chicago Dayton, Ohio land: Skip – I realize things get a little fast and loose, but this has been bothering me.  Both the Benghazi incident, and the movie theater shooting in Colorado were acts-of-terror.What makes Benghazi a terrorist act was that is was planned out by a […]

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Sometimes, the Left’s “stretching” of words just snaps…

by Skip May 3, 2012

Instapundit: He’s a “white Hispanic” – never heard of it before Zimmerman either.  But she – how DARE we white dudes disagree with a womyn American Indian minority.  Only the Left will bend the meaning of Political Correctness in amazing ways so as to save a “favored” identity group (not so ignore the attempted cloaking […]

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Political Correctness – The right to see your accuser? Nope.

by Skip November 5, 2011

No – if you are a guy, you are often judged to be automatically guilty without the ability to defend yourself with Political Correctness being the prosecutor, judge, and jury. From Charlie Martin at PJ Tatler (emphasis mine): My Sexual Harassment Reprimand Back in the early 90′s, I was teaching at Durham Technical Community College […]

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Peter Schiff!? Okay! Okay, I’ll cop to it!!!

by Tim Condon October 28, 2011

Here it is: Peter. Schiff. For. President, okay? Here’s why: He’s GUTSY!

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OCCUPY WALL STREET FOR DUMMIES

by Rick Olson October 18, 2011

“In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.”  —Larry Niven How does one become an Occupy Wall Street Protestor? A quest for understanding in a somewhat complicated topic. Why? Because there are some who seem to demonstrate a modicum of intelligence and articulate usage […]

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SHORT BUS ECONOMICS

by Rick Olson October 17, 2011

“Imagine a political system so radical as to promise to move more of the poorest 20% of the population into the richest 20% than remain in the poorest bracket within the decade? You don’t need to imagine it. It’s called the United States of America.”  —Thomas Sowell The collective voice of “Occupy Wall Street” has […]

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JOE BRIGGS ON JOB CORPS CENTER

by Rick Olson September 11, 2011

“The two pillars of ‘political correctness’ are: a) willful ignorance; and,  b) a steadfast refusal to face the truth” —George MacDonald “Reform school” was a euphemistic term used to characterize what amounted to a penal institutions for teenagers, most often boys. Social reformers of America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries decried the […]

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