Archive for the ‘intolerance’ Category

That’s Offensive

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

That’s what happens when words and phrases are beaten into the ground – they lose their meaning. Like calling someone a racist or bigot, after a while it means nothing to be called that. Hell, some folks even wear those words as a badge of honour. And that’s where the lefties lost the plot. They use certain words over and over and over again until they become a silly joke. For instance, the Mayor is going to use a phrase to gauge your reaction – ready?

“Social justice”

AHA! You just rolled your eyes, didn’t you?

Case closed.

Workplace Harassment

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Just tell him that he’s turning your workplace into a “hostile environment”, and is in violation of statute 115, paragraph IIIV, subsection 9, line 12, where it clearly states: Workplace harassment is any unwelcome or unwanted conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or an aversion toward another person on the basis of any characteristic protected by law, which includes  an individuals race, color, gender, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other personal characteristic protected by law. A conduct is unwelcome if the employee did not solicit, instigate or provoke it, and the employee regarded the conduct as undesirable or offensive.

In other words, tell him you’re a black lesbian with a limp, and that asshole will swim away quicker than you can say, “I’m a black lesbian with a limp.”

There Is Nothing Noble About The Nobel

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

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There has been so much made of Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday that I thought I’d make my triumphant return after being away for two days (thanks for noticing) and add my two cents.

The way I see it, there are really only two camps of thought on this: A) Obama deserves the award because he is a man of peace, and B) What the hell?

You may find this hard to believe, but I’m glad Obama received the Nobel. However, I’m glad he received it, but not for the same reason the drooling lefties are glad he received it. Let me explain.

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Katie Couric Hates Conservatives–Everyone Hates Katie Couric

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

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Katie Couric –seen here describing how many viewers CBS *News* still has– was speaking at Princeton’s “Class Day” yesterday, when she gave the graduating class some advice on tolerance:

She then advised the Princeton grads that they must guard against “nastiness.”

“Next, don’t be a hater,” said Couric. ”Princeton has taught you to think critically, to approach things with a healthy dose of skepticism … and that’s a good thing, as Martha Stewart would say. But you really must guard against the cynicism and nastiness that are so pervasive today.

Fantastic advise, if I do say so myself. And what better way to lead than by one’s own words:

As she started her address to the Class of 2009, Couric told the students, “Coming here was a real no brainer! After all, I can see New Jersey from my house!”

Like the many fakes and frauds before her, Couric had no problem emulating past CBS news anchors with an innacurate quote:

The anchor was referring to an interview Palin gave to ABC News during last year’s presidential campaign, in which Palin had said of Russia, “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”

Couric was just warming up, of course, more venom soon spewed towards other true Conservatives:

Couric also took a swipe at traditional-marriage-defending Miss California Carrie Prejean in the same passage that she praised Judge Sotomayor and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Couric also took swipes at conservatives Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host, and Donald Rumsfeld, the former secretary of defense.

And in other non-related Katie Couric news today, the evening news ratings came out, and guess what…

And with an average of 5.18M Total Viewers, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric had its lowest viewership yet. In fact, it’s the lowest viewership since at least the 1991/92 season, as far back as Nielsen records track.

Oh look, Katie Couric can see the unemployment line from her bedroom window.

I suppose Katie can look at it this way: She hasn’t lost millions of viewers, she’s saved or created tens of thousands of viewers.

Somehow, and I’m not sure how, Couric has turned into a bigger embarrassment than Dan Rather.

Courage.

Caruso and Me and Reinhard Heydrich

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

You know, in all of this crazy falderol about the stalking of David Caruso and the counter stalking of the alleged stalker, and dark intimations about who may or may not be the archfiend Heidimarie Schnitzer, Keyser has had occasion to read a number of blogs about this topic and to wade through a quite a few comments about this, both on here and elsewhere. It would seem that there are a large number of people out there who are obsessing about this. Keyser has Sara in particular in mind, but there are others, too.

And this in turn reminded Keyser of a scene from the movie Conspiracy about the Wannsee Conference of January 1942, in which questions relating to the impending German effort to exterminate the Jews were discussed in a meeting of concerned bureaucrats presided over by Reinhard Heydrich, the man in the SS responsible for this policy.

Heydrich meets with various objections from a bureaucrat named Kritzinger, who at one point tells him a story. In this scene after the conclusion of the meeting, Heydrich recounts the story to Adolf Eichman (who would carry on with the project after Heydrich’s assassination at the hands of Czech agents later in the year):

Really, people. Let’s stop obsessing about this!

[This war criminal was found in hiding over at Keyser's Lair and has been dragged off for condign punishment.]

Asshole of the Day: George Will

Thursday, October 30th, 2008


George Will the Third, that pretentious twit with the twee little bow ties, is among the crowd of Palin haters. This quasi-Republican is spending the last days of the campaign slagging the Republican ticket, with that smug “I’m smarter than you but I’ll talk in comparatively small syllables so cretins like you can see how much smarter I am than you” tone of his: (more…)

Arugula: Dangerous Vegetable

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008


So, a “real” man these days is supposed to be some sort of metrosexual who is “in touch with his feelings,” and pretends to enjoy watching Terms of Endearment and know what in the hell arugula is, right? Well, that can get you into trouble:

A Michigan woman who pleaded guilty to setting her ex-boyfriend on fire has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
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Police Prepare For Election Day Riots

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Police departments across the US are going to be deploying an extra police presence on election day, amid fears that if Obama loses, there are going to be widespread riots.

Cities that have suffered unrest before, such as Detroit, Chicago, Oakland and Philadelphia, will have extra police deployed.

In Oakland, the police will deploy extra units trained in riot control, as well as extra traffic police, and even put SWAT teams on standby.

“I think it is a big deal — you got an African-American running and [a] woman running,” he added, in reference to Obama and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. “Whoever wins it, it will be a national event. We will have more officers on the street in anticipation that things may go south.”

Liberal James Carville had this to say:

Carville said earlier this month that “it would be very, very, very dramatic out there” if Obama lost, a statement some commentators interpreted as predicting riots.

To put it all in perspective, the article goes on to mention…

Speculation about Election-Day violence has spread on the Internet, especially on right-wing websites.

Ah yes, the police are concerned about right-wing rioting. That happens all the time. Like the infamous Frankfort Kentucky riots of 2007, or the bloodbath that occurred when Republicans rioted in the ghetto’s of Denver in 1996.

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The Intolerance of Environmentalism

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Guardian (UK): Greens are the enemies of liberty — Environmentalists want to curb our freedom far more than the government’s anti-terrorist laws ever will by Brendan O’Neill

[G]reen thinking — with its shrill intolerance of dissenting views, its deep distaste for free movement and free choice, and its view of individuals, not as history-makers, but as filthy polluters — poses a more profound threat to liberty even than the government’s paranoid anti-terrorist agenda.

Environmentalists are innately hostile to freedom of speech. Last month James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate change scientists, said the CEOs of oil companies should be tried for crimes against humanity and nature. They have been “putting out misinformation”, he said, and “I think that’s a crime”. This follows green writer Mark Lynas’s insistence that there should be “international criminal tribunals” for climate change deniers, who will be “partially but directly responsible for millions of deaths”. They will “have to answer for their crimes”, he says. The American eco-magazine Grist recently published an article on deniers that called for “war crimes trials for these bastards… some sort of climate Nuremberg.”

It is the mark of shrieking authoritarianism to look upon dissenting views not simply as wrong or foolish, but as criminal. Throughout history inquisitors and censors have sought to silence sections of society by labelling their words as “dangerous” and a threat to safety and stability; now environmentalists are doing the same. Their demonisation of sceptics as “deniers” has had a chilling effect on public debate. .

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But perhaps the main way that environmentalism undermines the culture of freedom is by its ceaseless promotion of guilt. In the environmentalist era, we are no longer really free citizens, so much as potential polluters. We are continually told — by government, by commentators, by radical activists – that everything we do, from wearing disposable nappies to using deodorant to allowing ourselves to be cremated, is harmful to our surroundings.

Liberty –- true liberty -– requires that people see themselves as self-respecting, self-determining subjects, capable of making free choices and pursuing the “good life” as they see fit. Today, by contrast, we are warned that we are toxic, loaded, dangerous specimens, who must always restrain our instincts and aspire to austerity. This is not conducive to a culture of liberty; indeed, it represents a dangerous historic shift. . .

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~ Sisyphus, cross-posted at The Sisyphus Files.