Cultural Commentary, First Amendment, Founding Fathers, Freedom of Speech, History, New Thought Police, Pat Post, Racism, Regulations
Pat_S on August 5, 2016
An African-American employee of a federal agency complained about being harassed by a co-worker wearing a cap with a Gadsden flag depicted on it. The complainant found the cap racially offensive citing that Christopher Gadsden was a slave owner. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating the matter. The flag is connected with the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin suggested the coiled rattlesnake to be the symbol for the new country. Benjamin Franklin on the Rattlesnake as a Symbol of America I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids. She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She...
Shifra on July 19, 2016
Oh, good. More material for the sequel to Tammy’s book: The New Thought Police Via Daily Caller. Social media exploded Monday night after Rep. Steve King, speaking of Western civilization, asked: “Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?” King’s comments came during an appearance on MSNBC, when Esquire Magazine’s Charles Pierce expressed joy over the fact that “old white people” would play less of a role in American politics in the future…. “This ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired, Charlie,” King replied. “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about, where did...
Tammy on May 2, 2016
But wasn’t he trying to create ‘safe spaces’ for us hopeless little people when he was trying to ban the Big Gulp? Bloomberg is, after all, the poster child for the Nanny State. Government interference sends a constant message that we need to be protected from ourselves. Of course this contributes to the conditioning of students who then also believe they need to be protected from the world in general. Via Mediaite. The one time possible Presidential contender gave a commencement address this weekend to the University of Michigan and was faced with boos and jeers from the audience at the frail suggestion that so-called college “safe spaces” are a bad idea. In his address, Bloomberg blasted the PC culture...
Tammy on February 23, 2016
The family is suing as you might imagine. If you don’t push back on this sort of nonsense it will never end. Send prayers for their success.
Shifra on July 29, 2015
Looks like Tammy’s The New Thought Police is alive and well: According to the new “bias-free word guide,” you can no longer say: ‘Going Dutch.’ You must now say: “splitting the bill.” “Caucasian” is also out. Now, it’s “European-American.” And, no more “rich” or “poor.” From now on: “person of material wealth” or “person who lacks advantages that others have.” Because…bias! micro-aggression! Via Campus Reform: “American,” “illegal alien,” “foreigners,” “mothering,” and “fathering” are just a handful of words deemed “problematic” by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide. According to the university’s website, the guide “is meant to invite inclusive excellence in [the] campus community.” The guide defines words such as “homosexual” as “problematic,” offering “Same Gender Loving” as...
Shifra on April 6, 2015
Fourteen years ago, Tammy wrote The New Thought Police. It is remarkable, and frightening, that the book remains so relevant today. Via Right Scoop: Coach LOSES JOB after sharing ‘open letter to Obama’ challenging Islam’s part in American history After four years at the helm of Fryeburg Academy’s boys lacrosse team, Scott Lees of Conway said he was forced by academy officials to resign as head coach after sharing on Facebook an open letter to President Barack Obama that was unflattering to Muslims…. “I just thought it was an interesting article,” said Lees, who added he’s a politically minded independent conservative. “I thought it was an interesting letter to President Obama and his current administration who are not paying attention...
Pat_S on January 10, 2015
France rang church bells and observed a minute of silence on Thursday in honor of those killed by jihadists. Afterward the French of every rank resumed touting the French value of freedom of speech. It is a value for which the Charlie Hebdo victims gave their lives. How dedicated the French government is to freedom of speech isn’t as clear. Indeed, how dedicated is the Western world? In 2012 Muslims planned to protest airing the film “Innocence of Muslims” in France. The French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault banned the protests planned for Paris. At the time, Ayrault made an Orwellian statement about freedom of speech: France backs freedom of expression but warns against excesses Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault reaffirms that...
Shifra on August 4, 2013
I’ve got to admit, it took me a while to catch on to what was really going on. This is a difficult confession for me to make, because I like to think of myself as someone who “gets it” and can usually see “The Big Picture.” And yet, the truth is this: From time to time, there were some things being reported in the news that I found very puzzling, and left me, as the saying goes, “scratching my head.” For example, I remember hearing that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had expressed her opposition to Mothers’ Day as “sexist,” and had proposed a more androgynous “Parents’ Day.” “Ok,” I thought, “she’s nutty as a fruitcake a Liberal. But...
Shifra on April 28, 2013
When I was a kid, I collected stamps. I also collected baseball cards. Well, I did, until a rather unfortunate incident that occurred at the end of one summer, upon my return home from sleep-away camp. My mother had thrown my entire collection in the trash. “WHAT!?” I shrieked in horror. “I HAD THE WHOLE FIRST SERIES, AND THE WHOLE SECOND SERIES, AND PART OF THE THIRD, AND A MICKEY MANTLE CARD IN MINT CONDITION, AND…” My mother was unimpressed, and, it seemed, she displayed not a shred of remorse. “The cards were collecting dust in your closet,” she informed me. And then she got to the heart of the matter. “Besides,” she said, “girls don’t collect baseball cards.” Ah,...
Tammy on January 9, 2011
Good. The political correctness of LibProgs stopped (a bit) but only made possible by the conservative midterm victory. Passport change will be inclusive In a bid to forestall a backlash from congressional conservatives, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has ordered the State Department to amend a bureaucratic change that would have eliminated the titles “mother” and “father” in favor of the gender-neutral term “parent” in passport applications and other documents. The State Department said Saturday that Clinton had instructed the department to retain “mother” and “father” in passport applications as well as in a form known as a “Consular Report of Birth Abroad” that U.S. embassies use to document the birth of a child to expatriate Americans. It said...
Tammy on March 28, 2010
First, she wears leather at the McCain rally in Tucson. Now, she’s in the face of the Thought Police. Are the two connected? No, but both are kinda nice 😉 I can tell you right now how absolutely infuriating it is to the Left that Sarah Palin will not surrender to any of their Gestapos. On a daily basis. It is a joy to watch, and especially satisfying that it’s a woman delivering the much needed resistance and message. From her Facebook page, Palin gets in the Left’s face and shows us by example the importance of speaking/writing your mind, especially if the Gestapos would prefer you not. The subject? College basketball, of course. Warning: Subject to New Politically Correct...
Pat_S on January 30, 2010
A post by Pat Skull Cave was The Phantom’s base Unlike many fictional costumed heroes, the Phantom does not have supernatural powers of any kind, but relies on his strength, intellect and reputation of being an immortal ghost to defeat his opponents. He is protected at home in large part by the Bandar pygmies, or “Poison-People”, whose fearsome reputation is enough to keep the uninvited out of his jungle. PC disclaimer: The cartoon character The Phantom just popped into my head when I read the following article. PC conditioning immediately kicked in cautioning me not to connect Obama to The Phantom. Even though The Phantom is an heroic figure, he lived in a jungle. In Africa. That’s problematic nowadays. The...
Pat_S on November 18, 2009
A post by Pat The smart people are going to study and define hate then teach the kids how to be agents for social change. What could go wrong? Political Correctness was an amusing loony left notion in the beginning, giving male names to hurricanes, spelling “woman” “womin”, quirky things like that. It got seriously irritating when we had to drop Christmas for The Winter Festival, but PC kept rolling along. It continued getting worse over the years while we all learned to self-censor our thoughts and actions to the point of getting 13 people killed at Fort Hood. Sane people think it’s finally time to pull back from PC. The radicals think it’s time to kick it up a...
Pat_S on September 30, 2009
A post by Pat Angry activists gathered outside a Richmond, Virginia strip club decrying abomination! and sounding alarm over the deteriorating standards in America. Prudish church ladies? No. It was the NAACP. The self-described libertarian owner of Club Velvet, Mr. Samuel J.T. Moore III, had unfurled an Obama as The Joker banner outside his building. “This country is going to hell in a handbag,“ Moore said, “and the current administration is making things irreversibly worse.“ Mr. Moore is not the ideal champion of liberty. Moore’s club is awaiting a state Alcoholic Beverage Control hearing on alleged violations. Earlier this year Moore was convicted of three misdemeanor charges related to having sex with a minor and another woman at his apartment...
Maynard on August 11, 2009
A flashback by Maynard There’s precedent for Mr. Obama’s renounce-your-political-opponents ([email protected]) campaign. When Janet Reno was Bill Clinton’s Attorney General, look at what showed up on the “For Kids” section of the Justice Department website. This copy is exactly as it appeared on the government page; emphasis has been added to highlight the point that, yes, Reno really did urge kids to suspect their parents of racism and turn them in for telling questionable jokes. By way of contrast, try to imagine the firestorm that would have ensued if kids were urged to report their parents for criminal activity or terrorism or really serious stuff. That level of invasiveness was only permitted to left-wingers for the purpose of intimidation in...