CNN Host Upset Phelps Chosen to Carry Flag

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Oh the Humanity! CNN host upset Phelps chosen to carry flag.

CNN host upset Phelps chosen to carry flag. It’s not exactly like he was chosen; he was voted to carry the flag by the members of the US team. But what does that matter when you have a chance to be divisive and spew a nice fat load of politically correct propaganda.

Not only did the CNN host seem to find the teams democratically elected choice offensive, but also representative of what he deemed to be “hateful, xenophobic, and jingoistic.”

But the icing on the cake was that he suggested the Phelps was not qualified to carry the flag because he had been caught smoking pot, something the Left has been pushing hard for a long time to be legalized, as it should be in a truly free country (even a broken clock is right twice a day).


CNN Host Slams America’s Greatest Olympian Ever For Not Being Black, Muslim Woman

From Zero Hedge

Michael Phelps may be the greatest Olympian the world has ever known but for CNN host W. Kamau Bell, he is just a “tall, successful, rich white guy” who clearly didn’t “need the honor” of being chosen by his athlete peers as America’s flag-bearer. Instead, Bell exclaims, Ibtihaj Muhammad, a woman, an African-American and a Muslim to boot, should have been chosen because “right now America has enough tall, successful, rich white guys hogging the spotlight trying to make America great.”

After Phelps was chosen by his fellow Olympians, the U.S. Olympic Team tweeted proudly….

But American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is a different story . . . a woman, an African-American and a Muslim to boot. . . . (more)


Here’s an excerpt of what Mr. Bell said:

(CNN)Dear Michael Phelps,
 
Thank you! I really appreciate the fact that you have made — or will make — the right choice here. You haven’t announced it yet, but I’m sure you will soon.
 
I know you have a big machine behind you. With The Olympics coming up, it must be extremely hectic around you right now. It has to be difficult to contact all your trainers, coaches, business managers, talent managers, Hollywood agents, sponsors, counsellors, associated charities, foundations, staff, assistants, friends, family, boys clubs, and girls clubs to let them know that you have turned down such an honor.
 
Obviously, I am talking about what I hope will be your decision to decline the position as flag bearer in opening ceremonies of the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro on Friday. While you haven’t said this yet, I’m sure this is what you are going to do, because you are not only an Olympic hero, you are — by medal count — the Olympic hero. And yes, being asked to carry the flag is a big deal. I’m betting that even a star of your magnitude is still feeling the glow of being voted to carry the flag by your Olympic peers. But I know that you must know that there is a better choice to carry the flag — the athlete who came in second to you in the vote for flag bearer, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.
 
It shouldn’t be a big deal for you to give up your spot. For one thing, according to the Los Angeles Times, the vote was close. So Muhammad must have lots of fans among the athletes. And also, let’s be real here, Michael. It’s not like you need the honor.
 
With 22 Olympic medals, you are already the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. You already know how America feels about you. We even forgave that youthful indiscretion of being photographed smoking from a water pipe of the type that is often used for smoking marijuana. And we have forgiven those other youthful indiscretions (even the one that happened two years ago when you weren’t that youthful). . . . (more)

Is Sharia law Coming to London Under the Guise of PC?

Image Credits: London's mayor Sadiq Khan by Steve Punter, Wikimedia Commons

Sharia law coming to London. Image Credits: London’s mayor Sadiq Khan by Steve Punter, Wikimedia Commons

Is Sharia Law coming to London? Under the guise of political correctness, London mayor Sadiq Khan has banned the use of attractive women from advertising to protect those who are less attractive from being “shamed.”

What’s next? Hijabs, burqas for everyone?


London’s Muslim Mayor Bans Ads with Attractive Women

“No one’s confidence or body image should be undermined by ads on our transport system”

From Infowars

London’s first Muslim mayor has banned advertisements on the public transportation system that feature thin and attractive women.

Sadiq Khan stated Monday that any image with the ability to cause body positivity issues would be removed from areas throughout the city.

“No one’s confidence or body image should be undermined by ads on our transport system,” Khan said.

According to the Evening Standard, the new policy “is only expected to affect a handful of the 12,000 adverts a year which run across the network, including at bus shelters and on-street sites.”

The Standard made specific mention of the infamous “Beach Body” ad which outraged feminists late last year. . . . (more)

Trump The Snake: The Snake, a Powerful New Video by the Trump Campaign

Trump the Snake. A new Trump video which takes the lyrics of a song recorded by Al Wilson in 1969 based on an allegory from Aesop’s Fables. Trump recites the lyrics as if reading a poem over the background of clips of migrant chaos in Europe. Maybe those that have slipped beyond the power of critical think might get the message when it’s presented in this way.

Transgender Bathrooms — What Do People Think?

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Transgender bathrooms. From Joey Salads’ social experiment YouTube video.

Transgender Bathrooms. What do people think? Ask any Liberal, ask any young person, and they’ll probably tell you it’s a good idea as the man on the street, college campus interviews in the video clip below show.

Ah, these young folks, so open-minded. But, seeing as how the proof of the pudding is in the tasting, it should be put to the test. And that’s just what Joey Salads does, boldly going where no man has gone before to bring us back the facts. And, while everybody agrees when asked that transgender bathrooms are a good idea, when put to the test, the reality is quite different.


Man on the street interview: Transgender bathrooms? Sure why not, seems like the right thing to do.


The reality: Joey Salads cuts right through the bull crap and brings us people’s true feelings, straight from the horse’s mouth.

KFC Ad Pulled After Causing Uproar

Image Credits: By Bidgee, Wikipedia Commons

KFC ad pulled. Image Credits: By Bidgee, Wikipedia Commons


KFC ad pulled after causing an uproar. Another bad idea in advertising? Or maybe it was a good idea after all the free publicity it garnered.


 

Raunchy KFC ad campaign removed in an hour

From The Age by Nick Tuscano:

Whoever cooked up KFC Australia’s latest marketing stunt is either in hot water or in line for a big promotion.

In an extremely short-lived social media campaign, the fast food chain on Friday morning released a raunchy image on Twitter showing a man and a woman sitting in a provocative position on a couch.

The man leans back and grins towards his pixelated crotch, where the woman’s hand is reached.

“Warning,” the post said. “Something hot and spicy is coming soon … ”

. . . (more)


Mt. McKinley, Mt. Denali — What Difference Does It Make?

McKinley, Denali . . . whatever.

The Mt. McKinley, Mt. Denali — what difference does it make? Unless you live in Alaska or McKinley’s (president 1897–1901) home state of Ohio and are a politician, you probably don’t care. I mean, how many mountains in the US do you know the names of? And, no, I’m not talking about ski area names. So, why should it be of more than passing interest that Obama changed the name? The reason is because he doesn’t have the power to change the name, that is, what he did was outside the law.

Those of you who know me may wonder why I would be in favor of Obama issuing an executive order to legalize not only marijuana but also to legalize all recreational drugs, but am deeply opposed to him renaming a mountain that most people, including myself, don’t care about. The reason is that the statutes outlawing recreational drugs are unconstitutional. Just as with the prohibition of alcohol, to make recreational drugs illegal requires an amendment to the constitution. That, and the fact that it’s nobody’s business what a person puts in their body. It’s a victimless “crime,” and, in a free country, everyone should be free to choose their own poison.

Some may argue that drugs are bad for you, and that may or may not be true, depending on the drug and how it is used. But is the way to save someone from themselves to give them a criminal record and throw them in jail? And should the government be in the business of saving people’s souls in the first place? If you believe so, then you must be a stern disciplinarian, but I’ll bet you reserve such sternness for others and wouldn’t dream of applying it to yourself. The outlawing of drugs was done outside the law as is the case with the president going about willy-nilly, renaming mountains as he sees fit.

From the Tenth Amendment Center:

Does the President Have the Constitutional Power to Rename a Mountain?

It’s reported that President Obama will change the name of Alaska’s highest peak from Mount McKinley to Denali.  But wait, does the President have constitutional power to rename mountains?

Almost certainly not.  (And, even worse for him, the name McKinley appears to be incorporated into a statute.  And, even worse than that, apparently there have been legislative efforts to change the name, sponsored by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, that have failed).  So the President’s authority must come from Congress.  And indeed there is something called the U.S. Board on Geographic Names that (according to its website) was “established in its present form by Public Law in 1947 to maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government.”  So I assume the Board has delegated authority to decide on the name, and the President has directed the Board to make this decision.

But wait, does Congress have constitutional power to rename a mountain?  In the general case, I’d say no.  Obviously it’s not an expressly enumerated power, and I don’t see how mountain names are sufficiently related to any enumerated power (even interstate commerce) to make their renaming “necessary and proper” to carry such power into execution.  That being the case, shouldn’t place name be reserved powers of the states?

In this case, though, the mountain is on federal land.  Perhaps, then, Congress’ power comes from Article IV, Section 3’s power to “make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the territory and other Property belonging to the United States.”   In the alternative, the Board on Geographic Names might argue . . .”

Read the whole article.

The War Against the Politically Correct Has Begun — SJWs Always Lie, Vox Day’s Antidote to PC

We’re not going to take it anymore — the war against the Politically Correct has begun.

Vox Day’s SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police — the antidote to PC, a must read. Check it out on Amazon:

SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police — The Antidote to Political Correctness; A Must Read

From Lew Rockwell:

Counter-Attacking in the Culture War

There has been an invasion occurring.  Not an invasion of people, but more an invasion of philosophy, as Political Correctness has marched in lockstep across the country.  Political Correctness forces everyone to walk on eggshells, afraid to tell a joke, afraid to deal with people as people, because someone, somewhere, might “be offended.”

The advance of PC has seemed unstoppable.  No one, apparently, is safe from these shrieking monsters; they point, and they howl, like a bad remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and all of their co-shriekers arrive on cue to denounce the target and tear them down.  It doesn’t matter if the target is conservative or liberal or libertarian.  Being CEO of Mozilla is no protection; neither is winning a Nobel prize.  Even landing a space probe on a comet–on the first try–is not sufficient armor to protect oneself from the attacks of the hordes of harpies. . . .

Read whole article.

From Vox Day’s Vox Popoli blog:

It’s not possible to escape SJWs anymore. They are everywhere, in corporate America, in the universities, and on social media. Or perhaps I should say zhee are everywhere.

In the immortal words of USMC legend Chesty Puller, “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us. They can’t get away this time.”

So lock and load, ladies and gentlemen. Lock and fucking load.