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Tales of Political Correctness

PATRIOTS HOMO BOWL SPONSORSHIP A FIRST

New England Patriots will sponsor the Gay [sic] Bowl 17 in Boston this fall, a national LGBT flag football tournament held annually, according to the website Outsports.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


DEA CHIEF: ‘MARIJUANA IS NOT MEDICINE’

Drug Enforcement Administration acting Chief Chuck Rosenberg reiterated an Obama-era stance Thursday that “marijuana is not medicine.”

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Washington Examiner--


NEW YORK STATE MAY BAN ELEPHANT ACTS

The New York State Senate passed legislation that would outlaw the use of elephants in circuses, fairs, TV, movies and any other form of entertainment.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WAMC--

Editorial Comment

All elephants must be replaced with jackasses. - BK


BEN & JERRY’S ANNOUNCES BIZARRE NEW POLICY AS PART OF A PRO-SAME-SEX ‘MARRIAGE’ PROTEST IN AUSTRALIA

Ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s has decided to ban dishes that contain two scoops of the same flavor of ice cream in Australia until the land Down Under legalizes gay marriage [sic].

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--

Editorial Comment

Are Ben and Jerry “married” to each other? - BK


MIDDLEBURY STUDENTS WHO LED BRUTAL ATTACK TO BLOCK CONSERVATIVE SPEAKER GET SLAP ON WRIST

In an official press release, Middlebury College detailed how it disciplined the students who assaulted conservative writer and social scientist Charles Murray and professor of politics and economics Allison Stanger during a speaking appearance two months ago.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--HeatStreet--


WITH CONFEDERATE FLAGS GONE, CIVIL WAR MUSEUM WILL CLOSE

A Henry County commissioner requested a few months ago that a local Civil War museum remove its Confederate flags. But without that symbol, the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced that it can’t conduct its mission properly and will close June 1.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Atlanta Journal-Constitution--


HANNITY SAYS ‘LIBERAL’ FASCISTS AFTER SPONSORS; 1 IS LEAVING

NEW YORK - Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of “liberal fascism” for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer hawk its wares there.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Associated Press--


Local/State News

MALONEY AND FASO INTRODUCE INDIVIDUAL BILLS TO BLOCK HUDSON RIVER ANCHORAGES

WASHINGTON - Congressmen Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18) and John Faso (R, NY-19) have secured language in Coast Guard funding legislation in the effort to block the development of barge anchorages between Yonkers and Kingston.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Mid-Hudson News Network--


Political Science

NOAA PREDICTS ABOVE NORMAL HURRICANE SEASON

GALVESTON - The nation’s climate agency Thursday predicted an above-normal 2017 hurricane season with 11 to 17 named storms, five to nine of them hurricanes and two to four Category 3 or higher hurricanes.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Houston Chronicle--

Editorial Comment

Sooner or later, they’re bound to get it right. - BK


Poughkeepsie Journal Letters

LETTERS TO THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL EDITOR - 05/26/17

Read and comment on today’s letters to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Poughkeepsie Journal--


The Culture War

‘GAY FATHER’ PLANS TO SUE UNITED AIRLINES OVER ACCUSATION THAT HE MOLESTED HIS OWN SON

Henry Amador-Batten plans to sue United Airlines after the airline reportedly filed a police report asserting that he inappropriately touched his son’s genitals on a flight from Newark to Raleigh.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--

Editorial Comment

In a statement to the Huffington Post, Amador-Batten said, “That flight attendant’s false accusation did not save a child, it put an entire family in danger. We’re [made to] understand that families like ours, created out of choice and love, are fragile by nature. … We are not as protected nor solidified, and we need to be.”

Hmmm! Did the boy have any choice in being adopted by homos? - BK


ABORTION CLINIC CAUGHT WILLING TO ARRANGE ABORTION ON 26-WEEK-OLD BABY TO COVER UP INCEST

A new undercover investigation of a late-term abortion facility in New Mexico is raising questions about whether it is reporting cases of suspected sexual abuse of minors to authorities.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--LifeNews.com--


‘I MIGHT . . . PULL OFF A LEG OR TWO’

by Alexandra DeSanctis

A shocking new undercover video exposes the grisly reality of ripping apart fetuses.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


Media Watch

FORMER ESPN CONTRIBUTOR BLAMES ‘LEFT-WING LURCH’ FOR MILLIONS TURNING OFF CHANNEL

Former ESPN commentator and writer Jason Whitlock assailed the left-wing lurch in the commentary at sports network ESPN for the millions of viewers that have left in the last few years.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


BOZELL: ‘TERRIBLE LIARS’ AT USAA CLAIM ‘HANNITY’ AD PULLED BECAUSE THEY DON’T ADVERTISE ON ‘OPINION SHOWS’

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell exposed USAA’s spokesmen as “terrible liars” for claiming they pulled their advertisements on “Hannity” because USAA doesn’t advertise on opinion shows - when, in fact, they advertise on far-left media.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


KESSLER: MEDIA ‘DISHONESTY’ RELENTLESS AGAINST TRUMP

President Donald Trump will gain more recognition as the economy continues to improve, but a dishonest media will continue to bash him, veteran investigative journalist Ronald Kessler told Newsmax TV.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


TWITTER SUSPENDS WND FOR SETH RICH REPORT

Twitter, whose founder has expressed regret that his organization’s advocacy for free speech may have contributed to Donald Trump’s election as president, on Wednesday suspended for 12 hours WND.com’s account for a headline tweet on Donna Brazile’s involvement in the scandal developing over the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--

Editorial Comment

Ref: Previous story. - BK


WASH POST: COMEY USED POSSIBLY FAKE DOCUMENT TO JUSTIFY DECISION TO END CLINTON PROBE

Former FBI Director James Comey used a possibly fake Russian document to justify his decision to end the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to send classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State, The Washington Post reported.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


News of the Day

TRUMP ‘PUSHES ASIDE’ MONTENEGRO LEADER WHO CALLS IT ‘NATURAL’

President Donald Trump’s push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media - but the man he shoved aside took it in stride.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com (AP)--


WISCONSIN SEEKS TO BE 1ST TO DRUG-TEST MEDICAID APPLICANTS

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--New York Times--


TRUMP SCOLDS NATO ALLIES FOR NOT SPENDING MORE ON DEFENSE

President Trump directly rebuked NATO allies for not paying their fair share of military costs, as they stood stone-faced nearby, and stopped short of reaffirming the alliance’s mutual defense pledge as the foreign leaders met Thursday for a celebration of unity.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Los Angeles Times--


MONTANA REPUBLICAN WINS CONGRESSIONAL RACE, APOLOGIZES FOR ATTACKING REPORTER

Republican Greg Gianforte easily won Montana’s special election to fill the House seat of former U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, one day after Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault for throwing a reporter to the ground in a furious scuffle.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--

Editorial Comment

Democrats will have to learn that now that early voting is becoming the norm, they’ll have to schedule their “October surprises” earlier. - BK


FORMER PROFESSOR ARRESTED IN BEATING AT BERKELEY TRUMP RALLY

A 28-year-old former East Bay community college professor was arrested for a brutal bike-lock attack amid a clash between President Trump supporters and radical left demonstrators last month in Berkeley, officials said Thursday.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--San Francisco Chronicle--


STUDY: PHYSICALLY WEAK MEN MORE LIKELY TO BE SOCIALIST, STRONG MEN MORE LIKELY TO BE CAPITALIST

A new study from Brunel University London found that physically weaker men are more apt to believe in socialist policies, such as redistribution of wealth. Meanwhile, stronger men are more geared to believe in the capitalist concepts, such as the idea that people should keep what you earn.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


INVESTIGATOR: COPS HID EVIDENCE, HALTED SETH RICH PROBE

The head of a private investigative team in Washington, D.C., trying to solve the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich insists that officials with the Metropolitan Police Department - in collusion with the mayor - are withholding key evidence from the public and obstructing the investigation for political purposes.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


TRUMP-HATING COURT UPHOLDS BLOCK ON TRAVEL BAN

President Donald Trump suffered his most significant setback yet in a bitter fight over his revised travel ban as a federal appeals court slammed it as being “steeped in animus.”

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Bloomberg--


FARMER FACES $2.8 MILLION FINE FOR PLOWING HIS OWN FIELD

A California farmer is facing a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his own field.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Washington Free Beacon--


MELANIA COMES OUT AS CATHOLIC!

When Melania Trump recited The Lord’s Prayer before a Melbourne, Florida presidential rally in February, the Internet went hog wild.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--UK Daily Mail--


SESSIONS NARROWS TRUMP’S ORDER AGAINST ‘SANCTUARY CITIES’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday clarified President Trump’s executive order on so-called sanctuary cities, narrowly defining such jurisdictions - and the money they could expect to receive from the federal government - in a way that appeared to fall far short of Mr. Trump’s previous threats to starve all federal funding from localities that limit their cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--New York Times--


MONTANA CANDIDATE BLAMES ‘LIBERAL JOURNALIST’ FOR ASSAULT, BUT FOX NEWS REPORTERS SAW WHAT HAPPENED

One side of the dispute between a GOP candidate and a reporter about what happened during a “body slamming” assault Wednesday was strengthened when Fox News reporters who witnessed the incident issued their report.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


TRUMP TALKS TERRORISM WHILE EUROPE SHOUTS ‘CLIMATE!’

by Franco OrdoƱez

TAORMINA, Italy - While terrorism may top President Donald Trump’s agenda, European leaders keep pressing him on climate change and the environment.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--McClatchy Newspapers--


TRUMP IS PUSHED AND PULLED ON ‘CLIMATE CHANGE,’ A YEAR AFTER PLEDGING TO CANCEL PARIS DEAL

by Patrick Goodenough

Exactly one year after pledging in a speech to “cancel” the Paris climate agreement, President Trump will attend a Group of Seven summit Friday in Sicily where he’s expected to come under sustained pressure from his counterparts to reverse course.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


Our Brave New Schools

STUDENT MOB DEMANDS PROFESSOR RESIGN FOR QUESTIONING NO-WHITES ‘DAY OF ABSENCE’

Over the last 72 hours, students have taken over a small liberal arts college in Washington state, and only one adult has tried to stop them.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Washington Times--


U CHICAGO STUDENTS DEMAND CAMPUS APARTHEID

A student group at the University of Chicago has published a list of almost 50 demands, including the creation of six separate racially-themed academic departments and race-specific student housing.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--HeatStreet--


SNOWFLAKES UNDER ATTACK: CONSERVATIVE CELEBRITY’S PITCH FOR ‘NO SAFE SPACES,’ THE MOVIE

Conservative comedian and talk show host Adam Carolla has teamed up with conservative radio show host and author Dennis Prager to create a film documenting the dwindling right to free speech on college campuses.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


Selected Commentary and Analysis

WHY 63 MILLION TRUMP VOTERS WILL NEVER LEAVE TRUMP

Commentary by Wayne Allyn Root

The latest poll numbers are out. Rasmussen (the most accurate poll of the 2016 election) has Trump at 48 percent approval.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


THE FOURTH CIRCUIT DISTORTS THE LAW TO DEFEAT TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN

Commentary by David French

A strange madness is gripping the federal judiciary. It is in the process of crafting a new standard of judicial review, one that does violence to existing precedent, good sense, and even national security for the sake of defeating Donald Trump.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


STOLEN VALOR: THE FAKE HISTORY FROM A REAL HISTORIAN THAT FOOLED PRESIDENTS AND PUBLISHERS

Commentary by Daniel J. Flynn, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

The reputation of the famed writer and Marine William Manchester takes a sad hit this Memorial Day.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


AFTER THE CONFEDERATES, WHO’S NEXT?

Commentary by Patrick J. Buchanan

On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman’s troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah.

(Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


THE DARK SIDE OF PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

Commentary by James Pethokoukis

Democrats, progressives, and even some reform-minded conservatives have slammed President Trump’s new budget as a cruel, math-challenged non-starter. But that doesn’t mean they can’t praise the odd, non-terrible, non-embarrassing parts.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Week--


IS PRESIDENT TRUMP IN TROUBLE?

Commentary by Andrew Napolitano

The bad news for President Donald Trump keeps coming his way, not withstanding a generally bravura performance on the foreign stage this past week in Riyadh, Jerusalem and Vatican City.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


LOVING A FLAWED COUNTRY

Commentary by Jim Geraghty

We can still feel patriotism, even when our countrymen let us down.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


MANCHESTER ATTACK: THE STAGES OF POLITICALLY CORRECT GRIEF

Commentary by Melissa Mackenzie

Islamic terrorism and the politically correct stages of grief:

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


ROME BURNS - NERO WORRIES ABOUT PYROPHOBIA

Commentary by Ann Coulter

The latest Muslim terrorist attack ripped apart little girls at a concert in Manchester, England, on Monday, killing 22. The death and body-part count is still rising.

(Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 )   <Read it>

--AnnCoulter.com--


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