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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 […]

 

#GunControl as a sign of liberal cultural superiority

Posted by: Phineas on March 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I came across an article this morning by Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner in which sees the current efforts to restrict our Second Amendment rights as another front in the “culture war,” a war in which the Left sees itself as morally superior to everyone else. That is, you can’t have […]

 

(Video) Is America Becoming Europe?

Posted by: Phineas on March 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A philosophical question for you from Encounter Books and narrated by, I think, Bill Whittle: My short answer is “No, and I’d  rather not live in Europe, thanks.” (Even though I live in one of the states closest to “might as well just join the EU and get it over with.”;) If […]

 

QOTD: On polls and popularity contests regarding the issues we face

Posted by: ST on March 25, 2013 at 12:50 pm » 6 Comments

Read this over the weekend from Pastor Rick Warren on Twitter, and thought it was worth sharing here: “Popularity has no bearing on what’s true and what’s false. The crowd, and opinion polls, are often wrong.” I bring this up because of all the bandwagon-jumping I’m seeing on the issue of gay marriage – especially […]

 

Babs Walters: Elisabeth Hasselbeck is not leaving “The View”

Posted by: ST on March 11, 2013 at 11:59 am » 1 Comment

The veteran TV personality Walters today put the brakes on the reports that Hasselbeck was being kicked off the show at all – much less due to her political views, which are at odds with the rest of the cast: Barbara Walters refuted reports that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving “The View.” Early on during Monday’s […]

 

Irony alert: Eyes finally open, liberals hope for military coup in Egypt

Posted by: Phineas on January 30, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas From Andy McCarthy’s post at NRO’s “The Corner” blog on commentators rising calls for the Egyptian military to intervene as that country starts to fall apart: Here’s the really interesting part: The [Egyptian] Left does not have the numbers needed to defeat the Islamists at the ballot box. That is why the […]

 

Aide to Egyptian President Morsi: The Holocaust was faked

Posted by: Phineas on January 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Consider this to be another example in support of this post: Holocaust denial is antisemitism, it is Jew-hatred, and it is endemic at the highest levels of the Egyptian government: To Celebrate Holocaust Remembrance Day two days ago,   Fathi Shihab-Eddim, a senior figure close to President Morsi who is now responsible for […]