My patience with the NFL is wearing thin. From not allowing Rush Limbaugh to be part of a ownership group, to the inane rules no one can understand, to the often mediocre product on the field, and oddly enough, the increasingly sanitized and awful Super Bowl ads, to this bit of PC
By the way, the company offered to switch the company logo that appears at the end of the spot for an American flag. The NFL still ruled the ad “offensive”
According to a statement from FOX to Daniel Defense, “Unfortunately, we cannot accept your commercial in football/Super Bowl spots due to the rules the NFL itself has set into place for your company’s category.”
The NFL’s Advertising Policy addresses several Prohibited Advertising Categories, including guidelines for ads featuring alcohol, video games, movies, prescription drugs, and, of course, firearms.
The firearms portion of the NFL’s Prohibited Advertising Categories states:
“5. Firearms, ammunition or other weapons are prohibited; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons.”
According to these guidelines, Daniel Defense’s Super Bowl commercial does not violate NFL policy for two reasons:
- Daniel Defense has a brick-and-mortar store, where they sell products other than firearms such as apparel.
- The commercial itself does not mention firearms, ammunition or weaponry.
While Daniel Defense’s commercial does not mention firearms, it does include a logo of their DDM4 rifle at the very end.
When the NFL denied the ad, Daniel Defense immediately offered to replace the DDM4 logo with an American flag and/or the words “Shall not be infringed.”
The NFL replied with another non-negotiable denial.
Allowing teams to shill for ObamaCare, though? That is OK of course, but an ad that talks about basic liberties and responsibilities? OFFENSIVE!
Good Freaking Grief!
HOPKINSVILLE, KY. (Fox 17) — A picture of a Jennie Stuart Medical Center employee wearing a President Barack Obama mask and straitjacket at the hospital’s annual costume party has stirred debate.
Along with the costume (pictured above), a skit called “VIP Special Delivery” was performed, winning the group third place in the costume contest.
As a result, all 750 employees have now been required to take diversity training. The VP of Human Resources at the medical center issued a statement to staff apologizing for anyone who was offended and personally took responsibility since the incident occurred on his watch.
I actually wonder if anyone complained, or if the douche nozzle from HR just it upon themselves to order the employees to undergo re-education therapy. I tell y’all, it has become impossible to parody these PC morons, they parody themselves so well already.. If I am running this company, I rescind the order for “diversity training” and fire the VP of HR PDQ!
And insane is the only word I can apply to the state of anti-gun zealotry in our schools
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Including mocking a PC infested Liberal Arts school
Tuition at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., is $45,620 a year, and the school employs Amit Taneja as Director, Diversity & Inclusion. Taneja is head of Hamilton’s Days-Massolo Center, which “was created to foster dialogue and understanding within and across differences. The Days-Massolo Center is home to Hamilton’s Womyn’s Center and the newly established LGBTQ Resource Center. So, basically, it’s diversity über allesat Hamilton, and Amit Taneja is Obergruppenführer.
This pricey liberal arts school scheduled an event called “Real Talk: A Dialogue About Internalized Racism,” about how minorities “may have accepted racist attitudes towards other racial groups and [their] own racial/ethnic communities” and, in order to create a “safe zone,” the event was open to people of color only.
I repeat, the event was open to people of color only.
No whites allowed.
Permit me to point out that annual tuition at the University of Alabama is$9,450 for in-state students, $23,950 for out of state.
Any student at Hamilton could transfer to Tuscaloosa, save $20,000 a year and get a hell of a football team to cheer for, too.
Also, the best-looking women in the world.
Screw this elite “diversity” trip. Roll, Tide.
See, no Liberal Arts college, no matter how inane, or insane is safe from The Other McCain. It must be RAAAAACISM! Or, maybe SHAAAAAVISM?
Good Freaking Grief!
Almost the opposite version of the Washington Redskins name controversy has emerged at the University of Denver. The mascot for DU’s sports teams, the Pioneers, used to be “Denver Boone,” a Daniel Boone–esque frontiersman figure, until he was retired in 1998 for not properly representing the student body because of his race and gender; a university committee recently decided they simply won’t replace him.
“Boone was a polarizing figure that did not reflect the growing diversity of the DU community, but rather was an image that many women, persons of color, international students and faculty members found difficult to relate to as defining the pioneering spirit,” the university’s chancellor said in a statement earlier this year.
Pioneering spirit? Hell no the Leftist whiners do not get that. The only thing they get is self-pity, race baiting, and government handouts. And, what is this business about “relating” to a mascot? I mean, frankly that sounds rather dirty and is likely illegal, what? Oh they do not mean “relating” in that way? Seriously though, what idiot goes to college hoping to “relate to a freaking mascot? Oh yeah, of course, the same damn whiny bastards that are contracting Offendeditis over Daniel Boone. If Daniel Boone were alive today, he might just wear himself out kicking the asses of these miscreants, and i bet it would do them a LOT of good!
I love Steak and Shake, great burgers, better than those over rated burgers at In And Out any day, great shakes, great service, but recently there was an outbreaks of Racial Obsession Syndrome and Offendeditis at a Steak and Shake. Chicks on the Right has more
According to this, a Steak ‘n Shake customer complained to the corporate headquarters here in Indianapolis that he was mistreated at a St Charles, MO store location.
You wanna know what happened? His receipt said the words “black guy” on it, presumably because the cashier was using the most obvious physical characteristic as a way to identify him and his meal charges.
And here’s the kicker. The cashier is also black.
So apparently, it’s offensive now for black people to notice when other people are black or to refer to them as black. This is how strict the rules of political correctness have become.
As I have often said, soon we will all be afraid to say anything to anybody. I hope the miscreant who complained is told to grow up and shut up, but the corporate “brainy types” will likely prostrate themselves in a apology orgy. One more thought. The left teaches Blacks that their skin color is EVERYTHING, so why would they get offended when someone notices said color? Maybe we should all get OVER our color?
Paula Deen is being absolutely ravaged by the Political Correctors of America because she admitted to using that dreaded word that starts with the letter “n” 27 years ago. Food Network fired her, Target and Wal-Mart have stopped carrying her products, and now Sears has booted her as well. In addition Deen is being trashed by Leftists at every turn. This despite her repeated apologies. Is this the future of America? A future were everyone has the freedom to speak, but is deathly afraid of using it? The Left, of course, is free to go Alec Baldwin all the time, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson have quite the history of saying racist, or Homophobic things, yet no outrage ensues. Tune into MSNBS any night and you can hear vile things said. Racism, check, Sexism, check, character assassinations left and right? Double Check! So this is not just about hypersensitivity is it?
Only certain people are targeted, usually Liberals are free to rant like lunatics, trashing White people, men, Southerners, and any minority that dares vote Republican. But Deen supported Obama in 2008. But she is a Southern woman, with a great accent, so maybe that is part of it. Southerners are all RAAAAACISTS according to Leftist doctrine, and it is always open season on Southerners, so maybe the Left just assumed Deen is a Conservative and jumped on her for the crime of being Southern.
Whatever it is, it is deeply troubling. This is the byproduct of PC, this is the natural evolution of Left’s obsession with “equality” and tolerance. The Left claims the moral high ground of sensitivity and tolerance, but anyone who dares challenge the guidelines of that tolerance is subject to having their life destroyed. Paula Deen is the latest example, but she will not be the last. Her case might be the most absurd example, but more absurd examples will soon follow. Ultimately, this is a campaign by the Left to completely control the dialogue in America. They wish to tell us all what to think, and what to say. This is about Totalitarianism. That is what PC has evolved into isn’t it?
Dear God, is everyone in power in this nation a complete buffoon?
Less than a week after Washington Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott wrote a letter to the FBI about the “Faces of Global Terrorism” ad he found to be racist, the ad is being taken down, the Seattle Times reports.
McDermott had written that the Puget Sound Joint Terrorism Task Force’s “ad featuring sixteen photos of wanted terrorists is not only offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities, but it encourages racial and religious profiling.”
The congressman, as well Jeff Siddiqui, the founder of American Muslims of Puget Sound, are concerned that all sixteen terrorists featured have connections to Islam.
“When you start saying that this is the face of terrorism, you are really stigmatizing a whole group of people,” McDermott said.
Siddiqui added that the ad “is affecting all kinds of people who have no experience with Muslims, who look at it and say, ‘Oh, Muslims are the face of global terrorism.’”
Only two of the FBI’s 32 “Most Wanted Terrorists” do not have connections to Islam according to the FBI.
Good Freaking Grief. The people on the ad are TERRORISTS! Are we so deep in the “sensitivity” game that we are going to NOT show photos of evil people now? We have lost it folks, we have lost our grip on reality, and common sense? Nowhere to be found
Playing the appeasement game with terrorists and mad men never works, and the Left never learns that lesson
So yesterday I talked about the suppression of speech in Britain and it turns out that the story has expanded and some details have been added. Let me quote from the Daily Mail, with analysis interspersed. It’s not quite a “fisking,” because I always understood that term as being hostile to the author of the piece, but it is almost a point-by-point commentary similar to one:
The murder of soldier Lee Rigby has provoked a backlash of anger across the UK, including the attacking of mosques, racial abuse and comments made on social media.
Well, of course actual physical attacks on mosques are not protected speech by any reasonable understanding of it—I mean besides Mona Eltahawy’s idiot theories—but I didn’t feel confident that we are talking about physical attacks. There is a disturbing tendency among some on the left these days to pretend that criticism is an “attack” thus blurring the line between action and mere words. So I was curious to check it out.
Eleven people have been arrested around Britain for making ‘racist or anti-religious’ comments on Twitter following the brutal killing in Woolwich on Wednesday.
The incident has also prompted a huge increase in anti-Muslim incidents, according to the organisation Faith Matters, which works to reduce extremism.
Besides the revelation that now eleven have been arrested (and remember, in my last post, some were being warned without arrest), I checked out the Faith Matterswebsite. They provide a map of Mosque attacks, and a quick sampling of a few makes it clear that this is essentially vandalism. Although really, is it even worth fretting that someone left bacon at one? Next we will get reports of someone TP-ing their trees. I’m not even sure leaving bacon counts as trespass or littering. (For instance, church property is generally open to the public. And often littering laws include exceptions for biodegradable items, such as food.) But presuming the veracity of these accounts at least they involve conduct and not merely speech.
Much more at Allergic To Bull.
I you hear a loud BANG while reading this, that is just my head exploding from the sheer stupidity of “zero tolerance”
In the latest case of a youth being punished for what used to be considered innocuous child’s play, a second grader at Driver Elementary in Virginia has been suspended for two days for making gun noises while pointing a pencil, WAVY-TV reports.
The boy’s father explained: “When I asked him about it, he said, ‘Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy’…It’s as simple as that.”
Paul Marshall, the father of the suspended 7-year-old Christopher Marshall, is a former Marine.
A spokesperson for Suffolk Public Schools, Bethanne Bradshaw, explained: “A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made.”
NO! It is not a weapon it is a fucking pencil you ignorant fool! A pencil, nothing more! And what is the choice here? The proper choice is to reassure any child “scared” by another kid pointing a pencil by telling them they have nothing to be afraid of because little Billy, or Susan is, say it with me you pathetic hyper-sensitive Liberal tool, PLAYING! Yes, playing, as children do! But do the idiots who run our schools make that choice? Do they use the brain the Good Lord gave them? Of course not. They prefer to punish a child for playing like a normal kid! Again, I want to know who thinks this is anything but child abuse? Yes, it could also be called re-education, indoctrination, or just knuckle dragging stupidity. Call it whatever, but it has to stop!
Washington State. Yes, the entire state. Why you Ask? Well, for banning words like penmanship, and fisherman among other words deemed “sexist”
The war on the English language from gender-neutrality advocates has reached new lows in Washington state, where the governor signed a new piece of legislation dictating that the terms “fisherman,” “freshman,” and “penmanship” all be replaced because of alleged sexism. “Fisherman” will now be “fisher”; “freshman” will now be “first-year student”; “penmanship” will now be “handwriting.”
The idiot who sponsored this bill, shared her complete lack of common sense
“This was a much larger effort than I had envisioned. Mankind means man and woman,” said Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle.
The new gender-neutral references, for example, include “journey-level plumber” instead of “journeyman plumber,” “handwriting” in place of “penmanship,” and “signal operator” for “signalman.”
“There’s no good reason for keeping our legal terms anachronistic and with words that do not respect our current contemporary times,” Kohl-Welles, the 475-page bill’s sponsor, told Reuters.
Several words, however, aren’t easy to replace, said Kyle Thiessen, the state’s code reviser, who heads up the 40-staff Washington Code Reviser’s Office agency.
The state likely won’t change the words “airmen” and “seaman,” for example, because of objections by the state’s Washington Military Department, he said.
Civil engineering terms such as “man hole” and “man lock,” also will not be changed because no common-sense substitutes could easily be found, Thiessen said.
Nearly 3,500 Washington state code sections, out of a total of about 40,000 have been tediously scrubbed of gender bias, although most involve adding pronouns “she” and “her” to augment the existing “he” and “his,” Thiessen said.
The bill passed the Democrat-controlled state House 70-22 on April 9 and unanimously cleared the state Senate on February 8 before being signed by Democratic Governor Jay Inslee.
Got that kids? Out of 92 state representatives 70 voted for this excursion into stupidity! Dear Lord how stupid are these people? They actually think this is the proper role of government? I think the Pit of Liberal Stupidity just got a tad deeper
They seek to disarm you, and me, and everyone else. Conservative Hideout gives us a clear example
Gun grabbers will go to any length to take as many guns from as many people as possible. The more people that are disarmed or criminalized, the better. So, with that in mind, it doesn’t particularly matter how asinine the reasoning, as long as the job gets done, it’s all good. Even if they have to justify it with a squirt gun, it’s all good! So, when this happened in NY state, I was not surprised…
Via The Blaze:
A New York father has had his firearms all but confiscated after the Suffolk County Pistol License Bureau suspended his pistol license indefinitely over a perceived threat made by his 10-year-old son and two of his classmates at school.
John Mayer, of Commack, N.Y., told The Blaze that the incident occurred on March 1. It was like any other day, the father explained. He put his son on the bus and sent him off to school.
Later that day, Mayer got a call from school officials informing him that his 10-year-old son and two other students were talking about going to a boy’s house with a water gun, “paint gun” and a BB gun. There had reportedly been a school yard pushing incident the day before involving the boys, excluding Mayer’s son, and they were seemingly talking about getting even in some way.
Mayer told TheBlaze that a teacher overheard the students talking and immediately called police and filed a report. He said the teacher told police something to the effect of, there’s a “kid with a gun, ready to go.” Mayer maintains that no serious death threats were made by the students. The Hauppauge Public School District has not returned several messages left by TheBlaze, therefore, it is not clear what they are claiming was said.
School officials then “interrogated” the boys, Mayer explained. It was later determined that the 10-year-old boys did not have access to a BB gun, paintball gun or any actual firearms. [...]
The following Monday, Mayer got a call from the Suffolk County Pistol Licensing Bureau. He was reportedly told that his license would be suspended and police would arrive at his house the next morning to retrieve his handguns. Acting quickly on the advice of his attorney, Mayer transferred all 15 of his handguns to his friend to prevent them from being confiscated. He also transferred his long arms to a local gun store out of fear that police would attempt to confiscate them as well.
One other aspect here that frightens me. This is a case of Lefties taking their “zero-tolerance” school policies to the child’s home, to punish the parents. As always with the Left, you can expect even more cases like this. The Left’s lust for power is never sated!
A Nod to A Nod to the Gods for this My favorite ones are these three, but go read them all
3. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book, but not to vote, … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
4. If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
12. If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more safe according to the government,… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
…and not necessarily for the better. Take the way we treat our kids as a society. 90 Miles has a picture that is worth 1,000 words