Tag: PC

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I get busy and don’t pay attention to the news, so I missed this until I heard Andrew Klavan mention it on one of his recent shows. It made me think of this, for what I hope are obvious reasons: Read More View Post

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Step outside the harsh boundaries established by political correctness? This Democrat found out the hard way: http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/10/15/pennsylvania-democrat-mark-salvas-forced-resign-over-controversial-facebook-posts Read More View Post

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As part of the experience of moving my son into his Freshman college dorm this week, I noticed something on the doors of all students on a different floor. The RA had a nice idea of putting little signs with names of the occupants on each door. It had their names and then had several […]

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At National Review Online, I write about Penn State University barring its Outing Club from doing what the club was created to do and has been doing for 98 years — off campus outings. The disallowed activities are less dangerous than many on-campus activities that students undertake daily. What gives? An excerpt: Read More View […]

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Harvey Weinstein this, Harvey Weinstein that. I remarked on one of the posts that these young women have no idea what it used to be like before the term “sexual harassment” was even coined. I said that if the post weren’t on the main feed, I’d have a doozy or two to report from my […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club for October 17, 2017, it’s the Psycho Halloween Killers edition of the show – number 144 – with your hosts, Todd Feinburg, Hartford radio guy, and Mike Stopa, nanophysicist, and today with special guest star, host of Michael in the Morningthe inimitable Michael Graham!

MG will join us, as will big cheese Rob Long, at the upcoming Ricochet meetup in Burlington, MA (just outside of Boston) on November 11, from 7-10 pm. Today he joins us to talk about the meetup and also to discuss why the left is choosing to lurch even farther left. And, in a related topic what gives when a poor Soda Pop and Pet Store owner (not kidding here) joins Donald Trump for a signing of an executive order that will help his 100+ employees get affordable health insurance only to find, when he returns to his home in central Massachusetts (yes, *that* Massachusetts) that his name is dog poo-poo? Michael will help us analyze.

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I like it when people speak simple truths in the face of vapid political correctness. John McEnroe did that last weekend, and is experiencing the predictable pushback from an aggrieved press.

In his book But Seriously, McEnroe describes Serena Williams as the best female player in the world. When asked about that in an interview on NPR, McEnroe amplified the comment, saying that Williams is the “best female player ever. No question.”

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Due to the clamoring of hundreds of you, I have written this post on the topic of American Education. Well okay, it wasn’t hundreds of you. Okay it was my mom. Recent news stories and Ricochet discussions about all the little Special Snowflakes falling like a blizzard on every college campus have made me think […]

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My genderqueer transmasculine FB friend (ok, don’t ask, she just graduated from college a year ago) made an angry status about her gender identity becoming a pre-existing condition under TrumpCare. Putting aside that blatant bit of misinformation, let us explore the interesting exchange in the comments section that inspired this post. Another person said that the same […]

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The Slate DoubleX Gabfest, for those of you who don’t know, is a Slate magazine podcast of, by and for women (of the left). It’s a conversation between three female journalists/commentators, all of whom would probably not object to being called left leaning and feminist: June Thomas, Hanna Rosin, and Noreen Malone. The first topic […]

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Old news I know, but I just read about the proposal for geneticists to stop studying race and study ancestry instead. And they almost made PC sound smart. http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/02/04/Some-scientists-want-race-removed-from-genetics-research/8061454618848/ Read More View Post

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No, sillies. Not hate itself: the word “hate.” Along with words like “violence,” “trauma,” “fear,” “rape” “racist” “aggression” and “culture,” the word “hate” is being rendered completely useless by the left and, increasingly, the right as well (e.g. “Trump-Haters”). When the word “hate” is indiscriminately used to describe the mildest expression of disagreement, we lose our […]

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shutterstock_190412831First, kudos to you if you caught the reference to one of the great Halloween movies. Second, let’s talk about the latest installment of PC insanity now happening at Wisconsin high schools across the state.

In what many are panning as ludicrous, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) has come out with a list of words/chants/actions that they have decided are both offensive and disrespectful to other students, players, and officials during athletic events.

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Okay, I didn’t go to Yale, but this kind of cr*p happens at colleges all over the country: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/11/black-lives-matter-activist-to-teach-special-course-at-yale-this-fall/?intcmp=hplnws\ Read More View Post

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 I make my college debut at West Chester College in eastern Pennsylvania on September 19, in what I anticipate will seem less like a gig than a reality show to see if I can say politically correct things while half-plausibly seeming to mean them. In that spirit, I have decided to re-write my stand-up for West Chester […]

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flukeRTell a joke to a liberal. Between your punchline and his laughter, there is a Progressive Comedy Pause. In this second or two, the liberal will process the joke to make sure he is allowed to laugh.

Is that joke racist? He mentioned Obama, but didn’t make light of him, so to speak. He also mentioned Michelle, but I didn’t notice sexism. Is it dismissive of the LGBTQIA community? Latinos? Muslims? Vegans? Will this joke hurt progressive causes? Will my laughter trivialize oppressed communities? Will I appear intolerant? I think it’s okay if I laugh. Yes, I’ll laugh now to signal my appreciation and to indicate that I’m not a joyless liberal scold.

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On Tuesday, Starbucks unveiled their new #RaceTogether campaign. From the press release:

“Each story, each voice, offered insight into the divisive role unconscious bias plays in our society and the role empathy can play to bridge those divides,” said Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz, in a free USA TODAY newspaper section that will be distributed in Starbucks stores beginning Friday and through the weekend.

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A friend sent me this video which seems to be a perfect anthem to our current state: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8KD-NbHlYw&feature=youtu.be  Read More View Post

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Seemingly everyone on Earth watched in astonishment as humanity landed a research probe on a small comet speeding 84,000 miles per hour towards the sun. Well, everyone on Earth except Ms. Rose Eveleth of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The acting technology editor for The Atlantic couldn’t pay attention to the history being made right in front of her eyes. She was too busy screen-capping and zooming-in on a scientist’s shirt to see if it offended her. And, boy, did it ever.