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It begins: The words you ‘can & can’t’ use when discussing Hillary Clinton

Posted by: ST on June 19, 2014 at 11:42 am » 8 Comments

Just as the case was in 2008, a growing list of Words/Things You Can’t Say When Discussing Hillary Clinton is emerging in time for her ongoing preparations for her to make the official announcement about her second run for the presidency. Good job getting the documentation rolling, Ashe Schow: Oh dear, someone called former Secretary […]

 

Federal govt essentially attempting to force Washington Redskins to change name

Posted by: ST on June 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm » 4 Comments

It was only a matter of time: The Washington Redskins’ logo is disparaging and its trademark must be cancelled, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office wrote in a ruling Wednesday. [READ THE RULING.] The Redskins will continue to be able to use the name, but the team will not have all the legal benefits afforded […]

 

QOTD: Cosmo doubles down on the fail in response to “icky” self-defense comment

Posted by: ST on June 10, 2014 at 9:08 pm » 2 Comments

In case you were thinking that Cosmopolitan magazine was going to dial it down a notch or two in the aftermath of the outrage and disbelief over comments one of their managers made in response to Miss USA’s remarks on self defense in the context of campus rapes, think again. Cosmo sex editor Anna Breslaw […]

 

U. of Minn. students urge school officials to drop racial descriptions in crime alerts

Posted by: ST on January 31, 2014 at 9:18 am » 3 Comments

Just unbelievable. Via WCCO (hat tip): MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in crime alerts. The letter, sent on Dec. 6, 2013, was issued by members of the African American and […]

 

Scientific journal shut down for questioning man-caused global warming. Updated

Posted by: Phineas on January 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm » 11 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This isn’t science; this is the return of Lysenkoism, where all research must conform to the Party line. Background: The journal Pattern Recognition in Physics was founded ten months ago to research patterns discovered throughout the physical sciences. In a special issue published in 2013, the editors, many of them noted climate […]

 

Future of Duck Dynasty show on A&E in limbo as Robertson family fires back

Posted by: ST on December 20, 2013 at 10:38 am » 8 Comments

You’ve heard all about the “controversy” surrounding Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson and his comments about homosexuality (and other sins, which is ignored in all this). As a result, the elder Robertson was suspended from being filmed in future episodes while A&E mulled their options. Well, the Robertson family has responded, casting doubt on the […]

 

Sunday NFL Football Open Thread: #Rams at the #Panthers – plus #Redskins commentary

Posted by: ST on October 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm » 10 Comments

The 2-3 Carolina Panthers had an impressive win last week over the Minnesota Vikings and are hoping to bring their season to .500 with a home game win today against the 3-3 St. Louis Rams. It’s a perfect fall day for some football here in Charlotte, with sunny skies and where temperatures are supposed to […]

 

Bob Costas #Fail: Sports commentator denounces #Redskins nickname

Posted by: ST on October 14, 2013 at 10:38 am » 9 Comments

Right in the middle of the Sunday night football game between the Redskins and the Cowboys.  Via Fox News: Bob Costas of NBC Sports waded into the controversy over the Washington Redskins nickname Sunday night, devoting a commentary to the topic at halftime of the nationally televised game between the Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys. […]

 

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 […]