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“Dissident feminist” Paglia rips the cultural war on boys

Posted by: ST on December 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm » 4 Comments

Though there are many areas of disagreement, probably the area where I find the strongest agreement with self-proclaimed “dissident feminist” Camille Paglia is in her consistent dissection of modern-day “feminism”, our politically correct culture and how it has deliberately and effectively neutered a generation or more of young men. Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Interview features […]

 

A&E backs down, will resume filming Duck Dynasty w/ Phil Robertson

Posted by: ST on December 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm » 4 Comments

First, it was Cracker Barrel that backed down, now the network that carries the popular TV reality series Duck Dynasty has, too: “Duck Dynasty” supporters have won their standoff with A&E: The network  has reversed its suspension of star Phil Robertson for making anti-gay comments, and he will not miss a single episode of the […]

 

A Christmas lump of coal for the gun-grabbers

Posted by: Phineas on December 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It seems concealed-carry cuts down on gun crime: The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of state-level assault weapons bans and concealed weapons laws on state-level murder rates. Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the […]

 

DC #Obamacare “outreach” sees clubgoers more interested in condoms than care

Posted by: ST on December 24, 2013 at 11:35 am » 1 Comment

The Politico reports on the latest unconventional attempt at Obamacare “outreach” – this time in the White House’s backyard in DC. And with most things related to the so-called “Affordable Care Act”, it was an epic fail (bolded emphasis added by me): Washington’s new health insurance exchange dispatched a sign-up envoy to one of the […]

 

Though outraged, @AETV is happy to take “flyover folks'” money

Posted by: Phineas on December 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas My blog-buddy ST has already eloquently written about the intolerant, anti-Christian, anti-Southern bigotry behind A&E’s craven capitulation to liberal fascist pressure groups over “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s comments about sin and sinners, including homosexuality (1). Apparently, paraphrasing St. Paul’s first Epistle to the Corinthians is now enough to get one banned […]

 

Cultural Decline Continued: “Twerk” added to Oxford dictionary

Posted by: ST on August 28, 2013 at 11:31 am » 1 Comment

This is a sign o’ the times, my dear readers, and most definitely not in a good way: LONDON –  Twerking, the rump-busting up-and-down dance move long beloved on America’s hip-hop scene, has officially gone mainstream. It’s got the English dictionary entry to prove it. Britain’s Oxford Dictionaries said the rapid-fire gyrations employed by U.S. pop starlet Miley Cyrus […]

 

Seattle: Do not say “brown bag” or “citizen,” for they are offensive and, yes, racist

Posted by: Phineas on August 4, 2013 at 1:24 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Once again, I’m relieved to know my beloved California doesn’t hold the West Coast monopoly on moronic political correctness. In Seattle, aka “San Francisco North” (1), the city Office of Civil Rights sent a memo around to Seattle employees and… Well, read on, but try not to hit your head against the […]

 

Iconic firefighter photo almost excluded from 9/11 memorial exhibit

Posted by: Phineas on July 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because, you see, it’s too “rah-rah American”: According to Elizabeth Greenspan, author of the up coming book Battle for Ground Zero (St. Martin’s Press), Michael Shulan, creative director of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, thought about cutting the famed photo from Ground Zero of three firefighters raising the American flag amidst the rubble of […]

 

“Morning After Pill” Tweet of the Week

Posted by: ST on April 6, 2013 at 11:12 am » 3 Comments

From Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher: A 7-year-old can be suspended for making a Pop Tart gun, and his 12-year-old sister can get the pill whether her parents like it or not. — Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) April 5, 2013 My response to the news of a federal judge striking down age limits on the sale of […]

 

Informal Poll: On what basis do we “move on” from a “losing issue”?

Posted by: ST on April 2, 2013 at 10:34 am » 25 Comments

With the headway proponents of same-sex marriage have made over the last several years, and in particular the last year, and considering the inevitability of our SCOTUS ruling in favor of it later this year, the loud chorus I’m hearing from a majority of conservatives is that we have “lost” on this issue and that […]