When Political Correctness Is Tyranny With Manners

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From Michael John Scott MadMikesAmerica:

I watched the Golden Globes last night and was puzzled by some of the outrages. Let’s try to understand:

If several men do a better job of directing movies than several women in the same category, should those men be ignored because women have to be recognized, even if they haven’t done as well as the men?

Inversely, if several women do a better job of directing movies than several men in the same category should those women be ignored because men also have to be recognized, even though the women did a better job?

This craziness has just gone way too far.

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Extremists on the Set

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From driftglass:

For example, as I sit here, I appear to be the only contrarian curmudgeon who did not view Jake Tapper cutting off Stephen Miller’s microphone after that wind-up toy brownshirt Gish Galloped around the studio and back again as some sort of triumph of Truth and Journalism.

No, Jake. In fact Truth and Journalism took another size 13 steel-toed Timberland to the yam sack the minute you decided to let this degenerate liar on teevee at all.

Allow me to explain.

Miller’s showed up with one objective in mind — the same objective as Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ben Shapiro, Richard Spencer and pretty much every other bomb-throwing Conservative goon every time someone in authority is stupid enough to give them a public platform. To come right off the blocks as loud and offensive and relentlessly noxious as possible so that they either bulldoze right over anyone who gets in their way, or to get themselves cut off.

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Fire from Both Sides: Police Chief of Milwaukee to Retire

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From Wisconsin conservative James Wigderson:

Handing out a bunch of statistics about how his ten years in office improved the crime situation, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced his retirement. Flynn’s last day is February 16.

In recent years, Flynn found himself a police chief with only one ally, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Frustration with his tenure in office grew so great the Milwaukee Common Council overrode Barrett’s veto to give themselves the ability to fire the police chief. That grasping of authority waits on the state legislature.

On the flip side, conservatives abandoned their support for Flynn after he spoke out against the state’s concealed carry law, defended not pursuing straw buyer gun cases, and the infamous “no chase” policy that has led stolen car crime to bleed into the suburbs.

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The Destructiveness of Identity Politics

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From T. Paine, at Saving Common Sense:

Identity politics has continuously crept into American society and has indeed been an integral part of most college curriculums and cultures for decades now as the militant Left in academia have taken the reigns of control over most of our universities and colleges.

Author Bruce Bawer in The Victims’ Revolution: The Rise of Identity Politics and the Closing of the Liberal Mind regarding this leftist infestation in our institutions of higher learning, wrote the following,

“The point [became] simply to ‘prove’ – repetitively, endlessly – certain facile, reductive, and invariably left-wing points about the nature of power and oppression. In this new version of the humanities, all of Western civilization is not analyzed through the use of reason or judged according to aesthetic standards that have been developed over the centuries; rather, it is viewed through prisms of race, class, and gender, and is hailed or condemned in accordance with certain political checklists.”

But why? What was the reason and supposed necessity for the Leftist ascendancy of identity politics?

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Kitten-Torturers of Branson

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From Our favorite Earth-Bound Misfit:

(First post is here.)

Missouri has their court records online in a system called CaseNet. Lawyers can see the actual documents, but everyone else can see the docket sheets and charges.

Both Asswipes were charged with this:

Animal Abuse – 2nd/Subsequent Offense Or By Torture And/Or Mutilation While Animal Was Alive {Felony E RSMo: 578.012}

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Liam Neeson Will Play Him in the Movie

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From PZ Myers:

Andrew Therrien was getting dunned for payment on a loan he never took out, so he went on a one‑man vendetta against loan sharks. He had special skills: not guns, but persistence and persuasion, and he eventually tracked down the company and the man who had made millions by inventing fake debt and selling it to collection agencies.

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‘Power Posing’ and the Hormone Profiles of Leaders

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From The Journal of Improbable Research:

Back in 2010, a seminal ‘Power Posing’ study from Columbia University and Harvard University in the US revealed :

“That a person can, by assuming two simple 1-min poses, embody power and instantly become more powerful has real-world, actionable implications.”

The research team found that ‘Power Posing’ not only had effects on observers of the poses, but also that the poser’s own hormone balances were changed in the process.

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