Category Archives: Political Correctness

Free the Big Gulp!

The courts have restored sanity. You can once again drink Big Gulps in NYC. I know some people question the wisdom of going to the mat for the right of people to drink unhealthy amounts of Coke, but I don’t think that people in NYC recognized what a laughing stock this ban made them to the rest of the country. The ban was the height of nanny state liberalism to normal Americans in Flyover Country.

The court largely ignored the merits of the ban in the 20-page ruling, but determined that the city’s Board of Health engaged in policy-making, and not simply health regulations, when it imposed the restrictions on restaurants, delis, movie theaters, stadiums and street cart vendors.

“The Board of Health engaged in law-making beyond its regulatory authority,” the opinion reads. “… It is clear that the Board of Health wrote the Portion Cap Rule without benefit of legislative guidance.”

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You don’t say.

It Looks Like Anne Coulter has been Reading CHT

Because she doesn’t like soccer either.

I’ve held off on writing about soccer for a decade — or about the length of the average soccer game — so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay.

Read more here

She even makes the soccer/metric connection.

Presbyterian “Church” (USA) Recognizes Same Sex “Marriages”

This is absurd and disgusting. The Bible could not be more clear in its denunciation of homosexual acts. Even if you believe that homosexual inclinations may be hard wired in some people, the Biblical prohibition against homosexual acts remains crystal clear. Since it can be assumed that married gay couples will engage in homosexual acts, then condoning gay marriage is flagrantly condoning sin. There is no way around this, so the PC USA is either declaring that they know better than God and/or they don’t really believe God wrote those laws. Either way, they are in essences declaring that they are no longer a Christian denomination. They are like the Unitarians, a group with Christians roots but that has strayed into being something else besides Christian. I have some sympathy for conservative Christians who remain in liberalizing mainline denominations in an effort to reform them, but if you’re in the PC USA, it’s time to get out.

Keep in mind that this is the mainline PC USA. The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and several other break off groups remain orthodox, and shouldn’t be confused with the PC USA.

As the linked article notes, the PC USA has already lost many congregations in protest to earlier acts, which partially explains their continued liberal drift.

Fascinating Interview of Aleksandr Dugin by Vladimir Pozner

I’m not entirely sure what to make of controversial Russian philosopher Aleksandr Dugin. What I am pretty sure of is that this interview refutes the claim that Russia is substantively less free than America.

Can anybody imagine Steve Sailer getting interviewed by Katie Couric?  Donald Livingston by Dan Rather?

National Review is Now Publishing Jason Richwine

File this under the credit where credit is due file. And the where have I been lately file.

Jason Richwine is my Facebook friend. Recently he posted an article he had written that appeared at NRO. I was surprised. Today he posted another one. I was even more surprised, so I did a little exploring. Turns out, this isn’t a new development. He has actually been actively publishing stuff there since last year. I’m surprised by this given the way NRO threw Derb under the bus, but NRO deserves credit for risking the heat publishing Richwine could draw.

PoMoCons vs. Porchers?

Apparently they’re has been a longstanding rift between postmodern conservatives (PoMoCons or PoMos) and Front Porch Republic types (Porchers). Who knew? The occasion for the increased discussion of this rift is the fact the Peter Lawler is moving his Postmodern Conservative blog from First Things to NRO.

See Rod Dreher here.

Caleb Stegall has a lot of links here.

Peter Lawler here.

This is at FPR.

I think that all of us in what you might call the alternative conservative (meaning outside mainstream conservatism) community have some things in common and mutual enemies, the left and stale mainstream conservatism, but I think the description of the Porchers that is being tossed around describes something much more radical than the reality. The Porchers, at least as represented by FPR, are, as far as I can tell, a bunch of PC phobes. How can you talk about localism and community and “place” without talking about immigration? Doesn’t an influx of non-natives have a pretty big impact on place? Here is the comment I left at Dreher’s post.

The description here of the Front Porch folks actually sounds an aweful lot like paleocons to me, but I think that may be giving the Porchers more credit than they deserve. My impression of the Porchers is that they are pretty PC squemish. How can you talk about localism, organic community, corporatism, etc. and not address immigration? The Porchers want to be faux radicals but they strike me as scared to be thought of as wrongthinkers. In other words, they’re harmless.

Oh No! Putin is a Mean Evil Sexist!

Here is even more reason for us to bomb Russia. Putin is a sexist! He dissed Queen Hillary. I know, I know, it’s outrageous, isn’t it? It’s the year 2014. No country should have to endure having a sexist for a leader. We must commence bombing immediately and liberate the people of Russia from this knuckle-dragging menace to the modern mind.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a blistering response to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s comparison of his actions in Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler leading up to World War II in a television interview that aired Wednesday.

Putin accused Clinton of not being the most elegant speaker and made remarks implying women in general are not well-suited to politics.

“It’s better not to argue with women. But Ms Clinton has never been too graceful in her statements,” Putin said in a French television interview Wednesday.

Putin went on to suggest Clinton was weak and make more disparaging comments about her gender.

“Still, we always met afterwards and had cordial conversations at various international events. I think even in this case we could reach an agreement,” said Putin. “When people push boundaries too far, it’s not because they are strong but because they are weak. But maybe weakness is not the worst quality for a woman.”

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Ted Cruz Wins RLC Presidential Straw Poll, Ben Carson Comes in Second

It isn’t news that Ted Cruz won, but it is news, IMO, that Ben Carson came in second. I don’t know that much about Carson. He may be a good guy. And as I have said before, I’m not going to criticize him just because he is a non-traditional candidate, because I don’t think there are any traditional candidates out there so far who would advance our thing. But I have no real reason to think he is some sort of paleo. But this is further evidence that conservatives are desperate for a black candidate so they can say, “See look. We’re not racists.” Do these conservative not realize that this reinforces the liberal PC narrative?

The Spurs vs. the Heat, Round 2. GO SPURS! (Plus a word about the Donald Sterling lawsuit.)

So it’s going to be the Spurs vs. the Heat again this year. I guess we should have just skipped the regular season and went straight to a second finals. This outcome was fairly predictable. Here’s hoping that this year we’ll have a different outcome.

I like the Hawks because they are my home team, and I like the Spurs because I lived in San Antonio for a while coutesy of the USAF, but I hope Donald Sterling sues the NBA into bankrupcy. I would gladly do without the Hawks and the Spurs if that was the cost of crushing that little PC enforcing bug, Adam Silver. Sterling has filed a 1 billion dollar lawsuit, and according to this analysis of the NBA Constitution, it looks like Silver grossly over stepped his authority.

So go Spurs, and go Donald!

Jeffrey Tucker vs. the Rockwellians

Recently there was a dust up in libertarian land over an article by Jeffrey Tucker which essentially struck a PC pose, and seemed clearly intended to distance himself from his former colleagues at the von Mises Institute. I never got around to discussing it at the time, although it is mentioned in the comments of this post about another libertarian squable.

To be honest, I was not even aware that Tucker had left the von Mises Institute, so I was prompted by the squable to search for news/gossip related to the separation. I found surprisingly little. I am certainly not privy to the inner workings of the von Mises Institute, but I was under the impression that Rockwell and Tucker were friends, so I presumed the lack of gossip was an indication that the parting had been amicable. When this squable first broke out, I went to to see what they had to say about it. While they addressed the issue, by my memory and current searches, they did so less than I expected. I took this as evidence that the Rockwell crowd might be holding its fire to some extent out of deference to Tucker. (Similarly, I have a hunch that LRC holds their fire at Rand Paul somewhat out of deference to his father.)  I couldn’t decide whether to consider this honorable or unwise, since the Tucker article was so clearly aimed at the Rockwell orbit.

With this in mind, it was with interest that I stumbled upon this tidbit at the Economic Policy Journal. The article is about a separate but related post Tucker brutalism article PC dust up, where some PC suck up hack was whining about libertarian racism. Of interest is that Rockwell orbit heavyweight Tom Woods weighs in in the comment section with a direct attack on Tucker. As best as I can recall, this is the most direct addressing of Tucker specifically that I have seen. (Let me know if I’ve missed something.)

To continue in that vein, she would have had to break with Tucker, and that gig is evidently too lucrative to give up.

Meanwhile, Tucker, who from his recent writing appears to be a delicate flower who feels pain at every unkind word or thought entertained by anyone at any time, couldn’t spare three seconds to stand up in defense of Ron Paul, who has done so much for him, or for Walter or the others. Let’s hope this phase passes soon.

Ouch. That stings a bit. I would really like to know if anyone has any inside intel on all this business because Tucker’s new found persona seems to have come from out of the blue.

Santa Barbara shooter had history of posting racist, misogynist comments on hate site

Does the above headline send shivers down your back? Good. That means it worked.

The ghouls at the Southern Poverty Law Center rake in their millions by trolling the news for tragedies, selecting facts out of context, and spicing up the story with their own special spin. Then it’s a simple matter of contacting their secretarial pool (aka, the mainstream media) and releasing their lurid tales to a breathless public. Et voila – everyone’s talking about how another dangerous racist has terrorized our multicultural utopia. In their next fundraising letter, the SPLC will conflate neo-Nazis with immigration control activists, conservatives, and critics of big government as “haters” and “racists” inflamed by uncontrolled “hate speech” (aka, non-leftist speech).

The latest example is Elliott Rodger, a mass-murderer who killed nine people in Santa Barbara on Friday:

According to the hate-tracking Southern Poverty Law Center, alleged Santa Barbara shooter Elliott Rodger had a history of posting misogynist and racist comments on anti-woman website …

According to the SPLC, Rodger posted comments in January, beginning with “Saw a black guy sitting with 4 white girls,” causing him to admit his frustration over white women socializing with minority men.

But even a cursory examination of this troubled young man reveals a delusional, frustrated sociopath who resented all women who rejected him and the men who dated them. In his seething manifesto, Rodger threatened to “slaughter every single blonde s**t I see.”

Does that sound like something a white “racist” would say? No matter. The SPLC will go on with its fear-mongering fundraising, and the mainstream media will go on transcribing SPLC releases.

It’s All a Conspiracy Theory … Until it Isn’t (Re. Donald Sterling Set Up)

Well, well, well … Lookie what we have here.

Rush Limbaugh suggested Donald Sterling might have been set up.

Salon wagged their finger and made fun.

But now it turns out that the LAPD is investigating just that.

Hmmmm … Wonder if the PC Gestapo and their lackey Adam Silver will apologize to Donald Sterling if this proves true. I wonder if Salon will apologize to Rush.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office apparently thinks enough of the  accusations against Stiviano to do something about it.This comes after multiple  rumors surfaced that Magic Johnson conspired for Stiviano to record the conversation and leak  it so that Sterling would be forced to sell the team and Johnson could then buy  it.

This came after Johnson immediately said he’d like to buy the team  once the recording was made public.


PC Gatekeepers go After Andy Nowicki – He Responds like a Man

The PC gatekeepers are going after Andy Nowicki, who teaches Enlish at a state university  in Georgia.

He sent an e-mail to his colleagues attempting to pre-empt the whisper campaign. This is how a man responds to the PC police. Take note … Well, I thought about naming some names, but I won’t. They know who they are. They have to deal with their own shame.

I am aware that some of my expressed views are outside the bounds of what are generally considered to be “acceptable” beliefs by contemporary (and quite arbitrary) standards of discussion and discourse. Be that as it may, I make no apologies for anything I have written… though I also think it’s quite possible that certain articles have been misunderstood by some of you.

I also don’t deny keeping company– both professionally and personally– with people who many of you would find to be dubious characters. Again, so be it. My writings are my writings, and my friends are my friends, and I don’t repudiate anything or anyone, although it should be kept in mind that professional association and/or friendship with someone shouldn’t imply a presumption of identity of viewpoint with said person. (emphasis mine)

Remember: Let your enemy make all the rules

What a story…

Donald Sterling is the most eeevil man in the world because, in what he thought was a private conversation with his Black/Mexican trophy wife, he made statements revealing he did not want her bringing black people to basketball games.

Yes, on the Hate-o-Meter, this is bigger than the Holocaust and slavery combined.

But the truly pathetic thing about this story is how Republicans took that ball and ran with it while screaming that the latest “most evil man in the world” was another racist Democrat. In the Bizarro world of the Republican Party, Republicans are the true inheritors of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of color blindness. Not only that, but – and they’re especially proud of this – Republicans are Israel’s best buddies, defending that country no matter what it does. As EVERYONE KNOWS, criticizing Israel’s policies is just a cover for anti-Semitism. Plus, defending Israel’s interests is what defines real conservatism. Really.

So once again, Republicans have endorsed leftist ideology. “Racism” is a leftist concept. Its core idea is that anything that impedes the leftist agenda is evil and irrational. But the word can be quickly modified to include racial hatred, or arguing that there are differences among the races, or that race even exists. By using the word, Republicans have implicitly agreed that it is not just wrong, but evil to hold views that can be considered “racist.” And never forget that it is leftists who get to define whether an idea, policy, group, or individual is “racist.”

This latest absurdity is amplified by revelations that Sterling was due to receive a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP, and that he is actually a registered Republican. Oops. Proving once again that lunacy can only lead to more lunacy.

Clive Bundy is … You Guessed it … a Racist

You just knew this was coming. The Machine can’t let someone who opposes the Fed Gov be seen as a sympathetic figure, so you just knew the slurs would be coming. Some already were … kook … terrorist … wingnut … deranged … unhinged … And now of course comes racist. Unfortunately Bundy gave them the ammunition, although his underlying point about welfare is legit, the way he expressed it was very impolitic and now the PC Cultural Marxist feigned outrage chorus is kicking into overdrive to prop up the Establishment.

Stone Cold Steve Austin Comes Out in Favor of Gay “Marriage”

This is very disappointing. There have always been two primary reasons why people oppose gay “marriage.” First, because they are personally religious and believe homosexuality to be immoral. Second, because while not personally religious, gay “marriage” (and homosexuality in general) just do not seem right to them. They are viscerally opposed to it more than intellectually. What we have seen with the recent sea change in public attitudes toward gay “marriage” is that the second group has begun to flake off, and most all that is left is the first group. Why this Stone Cold rant is so disappointing is because Steve Austin is the kind of person, a hyper-masculine testosterone addled male, that should be the last to flake off. A person like Austin should be embarrassed/afraid to support gay “marriage” lest someone have some suspicions about him. The visceral has been unable to withstand the the intellectual drumbeat in favor of “equality” above all. This country really is going to Hell in a hand-basket. We have an intellectual culture that is assaulting both God and nature.