2010/07/27 at 9:10 am (political correctness, politics)
Tags: chipotle, idiocracy, ninth circuit court, ninth circus court, stigma
Soooo…. there is a legal right to watch your burrito being made.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that customers in wheelchairs are denied the “Chipotle experience” of watching their food being prepared because the restaurants’ 45-inch counters are too high.
The company now faces hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.
The unanimous three-judge ruling overturned a trial court decision pointing to Chipotle’s willingness to prepare a disabled customer’s order elsewhere. The appeals court said that is still unfair.
2010/07/26 at 8:39 am (politics, stigmas)
Tags: Charles Sherrod, obama media, quote of the day, Shirley Sherrod, stigma
“We Must Stop The White Man And His Uncle Toms From Stealing Our Elections”
2010/07/21 at 10:02 am (politics)
Tags: political correctness
2010/07/20 at 10:26 pm (odd)
Tags: catfish, stigmas
OK… the political correctness is getting out of hand… we have to wait or a jury trial to call a catfish a catfish?
One big damn catfish
2010/07/20 at 10:04 pm (magazine, media, newspapers)
Tags: John Judis, Jonathan Zasloff, Journolist, media, obama media, press
More crap dredged up from “JournoList“, reported by Daily Caller. “Journalists” think that the government should step in an squelch disagreeable free speech and pres:
Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, suggested that the federal government simply yank Fox off the air. “I hate to open this can of worms,” he wrote, “but is there any reason why the FCC couldn’t simply pull their broadcasting permit once it expires?”
And so a debate ensued. Time’s Scherer, who had seemed to express support for increased regulation of Fox, suddenly appeared to have qualms: “Do you really want the political parties/white house picking which media operations are news operations and which are a less respectable hybrid of news and political advocacy?”
But Zasloff stuck to his position. “I think that they are doing that anyway; they leak to whom they want to for political purposes,” he wrote. “If this means that some White House reporters don’t get a press pass for the press secretary’s daily briefing and that this means that they actually have to, you know, do some reporting and analysis instead of repeating press releases, then I’ll take that risk.”
Scherer seemed alarmed. “So we would have press briefings in which only media organizations that are deemed by the briefer to be acceptable are invited to attend?”
John Judis, a senior editor at the New Republic, came down on Zasloff’s side, the side of censorship. “Pre-Fox,” he wrote, “I’d say Scherer’s questions made sense as a question of principle. Now it is only tactical.”
2010/07/18 at 12:41 pm (politics)
Tags: George Will, mccarthyism, NAACP, stigma, tea party
Precisely. There’s nothing like name-calling and a kind of left-wing McCarthyism to enable the NAACP to make a desperate lunge for its vanished relevance. You say that this episode that he’s talking about and the Vice President made a brief reference to it, is a “he said-he said” whether or not the n-word was used. It’s a he said if four television cameras monitoring that event said it didn’t happen. A talk radio host if offering up $100,000 to anyone who can produce a shred of evidence that it happened. And, $100,000 is still on the table.
2010/07/17 at 12:06 pm (politics)
Tags: Antisemitism, Barack Hussein Obama, Israel, stigmas
Sooooooo…… now he thinks that he’s unpopular in Israel because his middle name is “Hussein”! Now never mind that Israel was overjoyed to sign a peace treaty with King Hussein of Jordan… Obama is just so, like, awesome. What other explanation is there?
2010/07/17 at 11:55 am (stigmas)
Tags: Dr Who, History Channel, World War II, WW II
I think the worst offender here is the History Channel and all their programs on the so-called “World War II”.
Let’s start with the bad guys. Battalions of stormtroopers dressed in all black, check. Secret police, check. Determination to brutally kill everyone who doesn’t look like them, check. Leader with a tiny villain mustache and a tendency to go into apopleptic rage when he doesn’t get his way, check. All this from a country that was ordinary, believable, and dare I say it sometimes even sympathetic in previous seasons.
I wouldn’t even mind the lack of originality if they weren’t so heavy-handed about it. Apparently we’re supposed to believe that in the middle of the war the Germans attacked their allies the Russians, starting an unwinnable conflict on two fronts, just to show how sneaky and untrustworthy they could be? And that they diverted all their resources to use in making ever bigger and scarier death camps, even in the middle of a huge war? Real people just aren’t that evil. And that’s not even counting the part where as soon as the plot requires it, they instantly forget about all the racism nonsense and become best buddies with the definitely non-Aryan Japanese.
Not that the good guys are much better. Their leader, Churchill, appeared in a grand total of one episode before, where he was a bumbling general who suffered an embarrassing defeat to the Ottomans of all people in the Battle of Gallipoli. Now, all of a sudden, he’s not only Prime Minister, he’s not only a brilliant military commander, he’s not only the greatest orator of the twentieth century who can convince the British to keep going against all odds, he’s also a natural wit who is able to pull out hilarious one-liners practically on demand. I know he’s supposed to be the hero, but it’s not realistic unless you keep the guy at least vaguely human.
So it’s pretty standard “shining amazing good guys who can do no wrong” versus “evil legions of darkness bent on torture and genocide” stuff, totally ignoring the nuances and realities of politics. The actual strategy of the war is barely any better. Just to give one example, in the Battle of the Bulge, a vastly larger force of Germans surround a small Allied battalion and demand they surrender or be killed. The Allied general sends back a single-word reply: “Nuts!”. The Germans attack, and, miraculously, the tiny Allied force holds them off long enough for reinforcements to arrive and turn the tide of battle. Whoever wrote this episode obviously had never been within a thousand miles of an actual military.
Actually, it seems they’ve become The Bigfoot Channel more than the Hitler Channel these days.
2010/07/17 at 11:49 am (coolness)
Tags: Catholicism, Chesterton
Very brief, but nifty, nonetheless.