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Is it…

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…just me,  or is the Daily Mail  story insanely  politically correct for failing to mention the robber’s clothing and choice of headgear?   Baltimore has for years been a wretched place to live for decent folk,  courtesy of the liberals and progressives who have run it into the ground.   This is just a further demonstration of how little Democratic politicians care about their constituents.



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June 8, 2017 at 11:56 am

Roger Ailes, R.I.P.

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The founder and CEO of FOX News  has died.   I suspect that his recent ouster on the basis of allegations of sexual misconduct had more to do with the personal political views of Rupert Murdoch’s sons than with truth and justice.  After all,  that is what they have done in their jobs as CEO and co-chairman of Fox News’ parent company,  21st Century Fox,  and they appear to be busily destroying the FOX brand.

Democrats hated Roger Ailes because he was effective — a cardinal sin if you dare to promote less than progressive views.  A lot of people  admired him and what he created.   Count me among them.

UPDATE:  Some views from others,  beginning with  Ken McIntyre,  then Steve Peoples,  and  Rush Limbaugh,  along with  Pres. George  H.W. Bush.   Shepard Smith had a  more personal  take on the death of his mentor from complications resulting from a fall.

UPDATE:  And one more from Andrew Ferguson,  here.

UPDATE:  And a summation of what Ailes wrought,  from Jonah Goldberg,  here.

I’m not sure it will take Murdoch’s liberal  sons as  long as five years to destroy what Ailes created.


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May 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Blooming stupidity…

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Bloomington, Indiana was once inhabited by sturdy people with common sense.   Yet they now have a  mayor who  has proudly  proclaimed that Columbus Day and Good Friday will now be known as Fall and Spring Holiday,  so as to make the holidays more inclusive.  Of course he is a Democrat,  and a very liberal one at that.   He is also an idiot,  and I hope the voters see fit to vote him out after his term.




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November 21, 2016 at 10:06 am

School name changes push-back…

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If the  assorted names  suggested by the public are anything to go by,  Texans are fed up with this rush to give public educational facilities politically correct names which the Left approves of.

Why do liberals and progressives assume that by changing words they can actually change history?   It must be the side effect of all that magical thinking they must indulge in.



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April 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Happy Indigenous People’s Day!

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If you are politically correct,  you did  not celebrate  Columbus Day on Monday,  but Indigenous People’s Day.   If you suffer living  in one  of those insufferable places which run on political correctness instead of good sense,  I feel sorry for you,  and suggest you move before it gets any worse.

Mark Antonio  Wright provides the two competing  views on  Columbus,  one of which may explain why activists took  an ax to a statue of the explorer.   Do you wonder  which side  His Oneness came down on?



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October 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Transgender language…

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I am so weary of the gender-based political correctness,  whereby trans-gendered, non-gendered,  gender exploring and gender questioning people get to dictate to the rest of us  what to  call them.   Now the police must  receive transgender  training instead of doing their jobs or learning how to better protect themselves.

I have a better idea.   Let’s just call the gender bullies gender-confused,  gender-denying,  petty little tyrants,  because just like the Muslim bullies, the feminist bullies,  and the gay bullies,  that is what  —  and all  —  they are.

Lest you smirk and say,  “Ah, what a homophobe!” I have nothing against people who are so pitifully confused about who and what they are.   I have plenty against progressives who believe that a 14 year old is capable of deciding to have gender reassignment surgery,  and utter contempt for parents who acquiesce to such insanity.   The gender bewildered need help,  but developing lists of  terms and nomenclature which they believe to be acceptable won’t give them what they really need,  and it would be a kindness to tell them so.

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September 5, 2015 at 11:50 pm

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Political correctness allowed child sexual abuse…

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This is where political correctness and fear of being accused of racism has led Great Britain.   The horrifying details are not properly conveyed by the bland phrase “sexual exploitation.”   Try  rape,  murder,  sodomy,  assault,  torture,  and any other horror you care to add.   This is what happens when you  tolerate intolerance.

The police dismissed the victims brave enough to come forward.   Why?   Because Rotherham’s local authorities were craven cowards and should all be in jail,  until such time as they roast in Hell.   Many of the victim’s families refuse to speak, knowing the police will not help them,  and well aware that the mostly Islamic males from Pakistan who committed the crimes against them have almost literally been caught with their pants down and suffered no inconvenience as a result. It isn’t as if the British  weren’t warned.   Multiculturalism can be a deadly disease.

You think this could never happen here?   Consider how many teachers and religious figures have been convicted of child abuse.   Ponder how few of them came from a culture where women and children are considered chattel at best.   Yes,  there are many Muslims who find such abuse abhorrent and unthinkable,  but there are many who find nothing morally reprehensible about using power to abuse others.   The world is regrettably full of such examples,  like this.   There are many  more in  Europe.   We have plenty of people in this nation who feel the same way,  and too many of them are collected in Washington, D.C.

The U.K. committed a grievous offense when it disarmed its citizens,  because it left the people with no means of defending themselves against predators and contemptible politicians.   Democrats have spent decades trying to do the same thing to Americans.   Liberals and progressives know perfectly well that they can not do as they really wish so long as We the People are armed.   In the history of the earth,  no government which has instituted a gun registry has failed to attempt to confiscate the weapons registered.    Put more simply,  the gun-grabbers know they plan to do things for which they should be shot,  so they must disarm you before doing them.

In the interests of full disclosure,  I belong to a several gun rights groups,  but the one I find most effective is the National Association for Gun Rights  (http://www.nationalgunrights.org/).   It is non-partisan,  and looks at politicians only through the lens of Second Amendment protection,  advocating for grassroots education and advocacy.   I can tell you that it is always enjoyable to melt down a politician’s phone lines and overwhelm his email account.

UPDATE:  As he so often does,  Daniel Hannan offers a  slightly different  take on the Rotherham mess,  pinpointing anti-racism.    These two sentences tell you all you need to know about multiculturalism,   political correctness and fear:  “If you take a group of people,  not all of them terribly bright, and encourage them to be more concerned with following procedure than with doing the right thing;  if you elevate compliance over conscience;  if you teach your staff them that everything – everything – should be seen through the prism of race,  you will end up with much injustice and an occasional atrocity. Islington,  Haringey,  Rotherham  –  the scale of the horror varies,  but the underlying cause doesn’t.”





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August 29, 2014 at 10:20 am