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From: TEXAS_RED2 DelphiPlus Member Icon5/2/13 12:58 PM 
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Brainwashing attempt.


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If you are an American “suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty,” display a bumper sticker, own gold, are pro-life or even fly a U.S. flag, YOU are deemed a potential domestic threat by our own government. - SOURCE

 
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From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon5/2/13 5:05 PM 
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That is what political correctness is all about, Red, and the statists won't quit until we put them down.

This is just a little setback for them . . .

AP Poll: 79% Favor Redskins Keeping Their Name, Only 11% Agree With PC Left That It’s “Racist”…

Goes to show how extreme the left is.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been a rough offseason for the Washington Redskins, and not just because of the knee injury to star quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The team’s nickname, which some consider a derogatory term for Native Americans, has faced a barrage of criticism. Local leaders and pundits have called for a name change. Opponents have launched a legal challenge intended to deny the team federal trademark protection. A bill introduced in Congress in March would do the same, though it appears unlikely to pass.

But a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that nationally, “Redskins” still enjoys widespread support. Nearly four in five Americans don’t think the team should change its name, the survey found. Only 11 percent think it should be changed, while 8 percent weren’t sure and 2 percent didn’t answer.

Although 79 percent favor keeping the name, that does represent a 10 percentage point drop from the last national poll on the subject, conducted in 1992 by The Washington Post and ABC News just before the team won its most recent Super Bowl. Then, 89 percent said the name should not be changed, and 7 percent said it should.

 

 
From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon5/2/13 5:06 PM 
To: MizzMaddmanJill (themaddjak)  (23 of 4211) 
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Screw the L.A. Times . . .

LA Times Says Term “Undocumented Immigrant” Just As Racist As “Illegal Immigrant”…

Mind-numbing.

Via LA Times:

The Los Angeles Times has announced new guidelines for covering immigration.

The goal is to “provide relevance and context and to avoid labels.”

That means stories will no longer refer to individuals as “illegal immigrants” or “undocumented immigrants,” but instead will describe a person’s circumstances.

A memo from The Times’ Standards and Practices Committee announcing the change explains the move away from labels:

” ‘Illegal immigrants’ is overly broad and does not accurately apply in every situation. The alternative suggested by the 1995 guidelines, ‘undocumented immigrants,’ similarly falls short of our goal of precision. It is also untrue in many cases, as with immigrants who possess passports or other documentation but lack valid visas.”

Though this is a change in written guidelines, the philosophy is already in practice in The Times.

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From: MizzMaddmanJill (themaddjak)5/2/13 5:24 PM 
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cosi dice il tiempo de los angelenos...PUTO!!!
 

 
From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon5/3/13 7:21 AM 
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RGIII And The Tyranny Of Political Correctness

Griffin: Getting a taste of the "tyranny" of which he speaks. Getty Images

Griffin: Getting a taste of the "tyranny" of which he speaks. Getty Images View Enlarged Image

PC Amok: Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, responding to pressure to change his team's name, tweeted: "In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness." Washington Redtails, anyone?

The problems of poverty, unemployment, crime and failing schools having been solved, the Washington, D.C., council is considering a nonbinding resolution by David Grosso, an "independent" at-large councilman, demanding that Redskins owner Dan Snyder change the team's name to the "Redtails."

This presumably would honor the Tuskegee Airmen, the black fighter pilots who wrote tales of heroism across the skies above World War II battlefields.

As the Washington Times points out, few people, including the politically correct Mr. Grosso, know that "Redskins," as they've been called for 80 years, was actually adopted to honor the team's second coach, Lone Star Dietz, who was descended from American Indians, before "Indians" became "Native Americans," which they really aren't.

Most "Native Americans" are in fact descendants of populations that came from Siberia over a land bridge between Asia and America that existed during the ice ages, more than 15,000 years ago.

Griffin, also known as RGIII, has felt the sting of political correctness personally. Arguably the nation's fastest-rising pro football star, he was publicly disparaged last December as a "cornball brother" and "not one of us" by Rob Parker, a black newspaper columnist and ESPN analyst. Parker had found out that Griffin was a Republican and engaged to a white woman. No stereotypes on the left, are there?

"It's all about control," says Deneen Borelli, outreach director at Freedomworks and author of "Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving America to the Government Plantation." "The people on the left are unable to control people's words and their actions.

"When you have someone like RGIII or someone like Dr. Benjamin Carson, even myself, who was vocal about liberty and people being independent and not relying on the government, for example, that's a problem for those on the left who want to control the message."

The liberal fear of independent thought is especially evident in the hostility aimed at Dr. Carson, Borelli said, referring to the Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who has become a popular figure in conservative media for his views on social issues and the government's role in the health care industry.

Of course, if you are Jason Collins, the part-time center for the Washington Wizards basketball team who has announced he's gay, you are automatically in the pantheon of heroes. "The tide of history is moving forward," gushed CNN's Anderson Cooper, who has announced he is gay as well.

Not so honored was Tim Tebow, the pro quarterback who has exhibited his Christianity as some proudly advertise their homosexuality. His gesture of taking a knee in thanks to a higher power, like George Washingtom at Valley Forge, has been relentlessly mocked as "Tebow-ing."

RGIII is indeed the latest victim of political correctness. Some might say it's people like him and Tebow and Carson who are the real definitions of courage.



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From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon5/3/13 11:22 AM 
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Virginia City Councilwoman Deems Black Stick Figure Horribly Racist….

So much for that “post-racial” society Obama promised us.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — A city councilwoman says a quilt made by a group of students should not be allowed to hang in the Martinsville City administration building.

She says the quilt is offensive to African Americans.

But the students who made it say it showcases what they learned working on a special project.

It’s a story that’s got plenty of people talking.

It was supposed to be a nice gesture from students at the Piedmont Governor’s School in Martinsville.

Each student made a quilt square.

But one representing their journey learning about the area with a black stick figure offended councilwoman Sharon Brooks-Hodge.

Here’s what happened:

“We got to walk across the Philpott Dam and the small black person represents us before we learned all the information and then the bigger gold person is how he feels after he’s been enriched with all the different knowledge,” a student said as she showed the quilt to council members.

The student started explaining another quilt square when Councilwoman Hodge had a comment.

“Excuse me. Um, why is the small black person the negative image?” Hodge said.

“It’s not negative. It’s just showing how much we increased,” was the student’s response, to which Hodge replied: “I take offense to that.”

“I didn’t mean to make it offensive,” another student said.

“Whoever reviewed that to make a small black person the before and the gold which you are afterwards, considering you only talked to 10 percent of black people in a city that’s 45 percent African-American, I take offense to that and I hope that you do not display that,” Hodge said.

Keep reading…

 

 
From: TEXAS_RED2 DelphiPlus Member Icon5/3/13 12:35 PM 
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For a long time blacks actually had a grievance. Now that has been fixed but to make themselves happy they want to put EVERYONE ELSE in the position they were in before.

Some people will never be satisfied no matter what happens.


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If you are an American “suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty,” display a bumper sticker, own gold, are pro-life or even fly a U.S. flag, YOU are deemed a potential domestic threat by our own government. - SOURCE

 

 
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From: MizzMaddmanJill (themaddjak)5/3/13 2:23 PM 
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Didn't the students learn how to say  FUCK YOU BITCH???
 

 
From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon5/4/13 11:10 AM 
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Redneck Day Denounced as Racist Against Blacks

You probably thought rednecks were the one group our liberal masters would allow us to make fun of. Wrong. True enough, no one cares about white folks in Jesusland, but the tender feelings of blacks are always a top priority. See if you can make sense of this:

When members of the student council at an Arizona high school organized a schoolwide “Redneck Day” and encouraged classmates to dress — and spoof — accordingly, they hoped to build school spirit leading up to prom week.

Instead, “Redneck Day” at Queen Creek High School has angered African-Americans and civil-rights leaders and touched off a debate about free speech, social stereotypes and good taste.

Tom Lindsey, superintendent of the Queen Creek Unified School District, said the only intent of Wednesday’s event was to satirize the A&E reality TV show “Duck Dynasty,” which follows a family of duck hunters and entrepreneurs from West Monroe, La.

But some students and their family members weren’t amused. Among them: the Rev. Ozetta Kirby, pastor of Holy Trinity Community AME Church in Mesa and vice president of the East Valley chapter of the NAACP.

“I’m sitting here crying and praying,” said Kirby, whose grandson Marcus Still is a 16-year-old junior at the school.

“This thing really got to Marcus,” Kirby said. “When you’re in 11th grade, that can break you down and make you feel at the bottom rung of the whole society, where everybody is being jubilant. No kid should have to go through that. We all know the connotation of ‘redneck.’ “

No we don’t. So Kirby spells it out:

Most offensive to Kirby and others was that one student chose to wear a Confederate flag — for many a grim reminder of slavery and segregation.

This illustrates how desperate a certain fawned-over “victim” group is to find something to pretend to be offended about.

“The Confederacy represents the horrible institution of slavery, and that is a direct attack on African-Americans,” said Steve Montoya, a prominent civil-rights attorney in Phoenix.

Montoya’s past achievements include successfully suing Tempe Union High School District for having students read the literary classic Huckleberry Fin, which contains the forbidden N word.

If we keep moving, they will keep pushing, until our entire culture goes over a cliff.

 

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What will PC thugs erase next?
 

 
From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon5/7/13 6:51 PM 
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Thoughts On A Few Words That Stop People From Thinking

Tue, May 07 2013 00:00:00 E 00_WEB By THOMAS SOWELL, Investor's Business Daily

If there is ever a contest for words that substitute for thought, "diversity" should be recognized as the undisputed world champion.

You don't need a speck of evidence, or a single step of logic, when you rhapsodize about the supposed benefits of diversity. The very idea of testing this wonderful, magical word against something as ugly as reality seems almost sordid.

To ask whether institutions that promote diversity 24/7 end up with better or worse relations between the races than institutions that pay no attention to it is only to get yourself regarded as a bad person.

To cite hard evidence that places obsessed with diversity have worse race relations is to risk getting yourself labeled an incorrigible racist. Free thinking is not free.

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the government has a "compelling interest" in promoting diversity — apparently more compelling than the 14th Amendment's requirement of "equal protection" of the law for everybody.

How does a racially homogeneous country such as Japan manage to have high-quality education, without the essential ingredient of diversity, for which there is supposedly a "compelling" need?

Conversely, why does India, one of the most diverse nations on Earth, have a record of intergroup intolerance and lethal violence today that is worse than that in the days of our Jim Crow South?

Even to ask such questions is to provoke charges of unworthy tactics, and motives too low to be dignified with an answer. Not that the true believers in diversity could answer anyway.

Among the candidates for runner-up to "diversity" as the top word for making thought obsolete is "fair."

Apparently everyone is entitled to a "fair share" of a society's prosperity, whether they worked 16-hour days to help create that prosperity or did nothing more than live off the taxpayers or depend on begging or crime to bring in a few bucks.

Apparently we owe them something just for gracing us with their presence, even if we feel that we could do without them quite well.

At the other end of the income scale, the rich are supposed to pay their "fair share" of taxes. But at neither end of the income scale is a "fair share" defined as a particular number or proportion, or in any other concrete way. It is just a political synonym for "more," dressed up in moralistic-sounding rhetoric. What "fair" really means is more arbitrary power for government.

Another word that shuts down thought is "access." People who fail to meet the standards for anything from college admission to a mortgage loan are often said to have been denied "access" or opportunity.

But equal access or equal opportunity is not the same as equal probability of success. Republicans are not denied an equal opportunity to vote in California, even though the chances of a Republican candidate actually getting elected in California are far less than the chances of a Democrat getting elected.

By the same token, if everyone is allowed to apply for college admission, or for a mortgage loan, and their applications are all judged by the same standards, then they have equal opportunity, even if the village idiot has a lower probability of getting into the Ivy League, and someone with a bad credit history is less likely to be lent money.

"Affordable" is another popular word that serves as a substitute for thought. To say that everyone is entitled to "affordable housing" is very different from saying that everyone should decide what kind of housing he or she can afford.

Government programs to promote "affordable housing" are programs to allow some people to decide what housing they want and force other people — taxpayers, landlords or whatever — to absorb a share of the cost of a decision that they had no voice in making.

More generally, making various things "affordable" in no way increases the amount of wealth in a society above what it would be when prices are "prohibitively expensive." On the contrary, price controls reduce incentives to produce.

None of this is rocket science. But if you don't stop and think, it doesn't matter whether you are a genius or a moron. Words that stop people from thinking reduce even smart people to the same level as morons.



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