Tag Archives: political correctness

Why have we lost another newspaper—a different angle

Editors Note: I am serious about fair use. Don’t cut and paste. If people want to read the whole article, please visit the San Fransisco Examiner’s website by the link provided. – Rob Apologies for the “cut and paste” but if I hacked this article up, it would lose its significance. Death of the Rocky Mountain News: a literary tragedy…

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How dare he say these things…….

This story reminds me of someone, but for the life of me I can’t think of who it is… A Colorade lawmaker called Mexican workers “Illiterate peasants” during a debate of a bill that would help immigrant workers get temporary visas.  The bill is put forth in response to a shortage of farm workers. State representative Douglas Bruce made the…

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From the Lipstick on a Pig Department

Globe To soothe the bruised egos of educators and children in lackluster schools, Massachusetts officials are now pushing for kinder, gentler euphemisms for failure. Instead of calling these schools “underperforming,” the Board of Education is considering labeling them as “Commonwealth priority,” to avoid poisoning teacher and student morale. Schools in the direst straits, now known as “chronically underperforming,” would get…

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Surgeon General declares chubby Santa a “bad role model”

Read the Boston Herald story here:http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1047979&format=text The Boston Herald reported today that acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson expressed concern that Santa Claus was not setting a proper example for children by being overweight.  These comments came from the Surgeon General during yesterday’s visit to the Boston Children’s Museum. Now, I generally don’t think too highly of the…

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A lazy, simplistic editorial

The lead editorial in the Boston Sunday Globe (Nov. 4) condemning the “intellectually lazy analogy of Islamism to fascism” was difficult to take seriously after reading this whopper of a paragraph – “Al Qaeda and company cannot be compared with the fascist powers ruled by Hitler, Mussolini and Franco – neither for their ideas nor for their military power. The…

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