Must Reads For The Week 9/5/15
The University Of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion want students to use gender-neutral pronouns. I”m going to put some excerpts from the University of Tennessee’s web site, otherwise you will think I’m making this up. “A few of the common singular gender-neutral pronouns are they, them, their (used as singular), ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, or xyr” (My spell check has no idea what to do with these). “These may sound a little funny at first, but only because they are new. The he and she pronouns would sound strange too if we had been taught ze when growing up.” Thats the whole point, we weren’t taught ze, hir, ze, or xem when we were growing up. But wait there’s more. “To learn more about gender identity, gender-neutral pronouns and transgendered topics, consider signing up for a Safe Zone workshop at safezone.utk.edu.” I bet safezone.utk.edu crashed with all of the people rushing to sign up.
I original linked to the University of Tennessee’s web site (here). It was taken down and replaced by this, Clarification On Gender-Neutral Pronouns Article (here).
HT carpediemblog, and for the video below.
Colin Quinn Nails PC Culture, at thecollegefix.com.
This is funny because it is so absurdly true. When I went to the bank today a female teller and a black teller said ‘can I help you’ at the same time. This is what went through my mind, “I’m going to be a sexist or a racist after this choice”. How have we let political correctness get this far?
Exposed The New American Way Of Life, at zerohedge.com. Government goodies create an incentive to not get married. And maybe even to get divorced.
Via On Demand Transit, ridewithvia.com. When Uber starts to get competition from other ride sharing businesses, consumers benefit and the taxi cartel looses.
Obama Administration Pays $400,000 For Harassing ICE Attorney Trying To Enforce Immigration Law, at newsworks.org. Patricia Vroom a top attorney for ICE was bullied and harassed by officials in Washington because she raised concerns about the Obama administration’s prosecutorial discretion related to immigration law. Prosecutorial discretion means not enforcing the law. She sued and the administration paid her ($400 thousand of our tax dollars) to end the law suit.
Orwellian Justice Upholds NSA Spying On Americans, at globalresearch.ca. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a warrant is not needed for the NSA to spy on people. Have the judges on the D.C Circuit Court read the Fourth and Fifth amendments to the constitution?
The Feds Need A Warrant To Spy With Stingrays From Now On, at wired.com. Why did the Justice Department put hand cuffs on its power? There must be a reason I can’t see because government never gives up power.
The N.S.P.H.H.B.O.P., The Market, and the “Beepocalypse“, at mises.org. The market works better than government when it comes to everything. In the case of declining bee colonies, market prices worked their magic and now the number of bee colonies is increasing. This year the executive branch launched it’s “National Strategy to Promote the health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators”. No doubt they will try to take credit for this increase. Just like the Obama administration tried to take credit for the growth in domestic oil production (fracking). When in fact they tried, and are still trying (click here), to hinder domestic production.
Solar Industry Admits Green Energy Only Exists Thanks To Government Subsidies, at economicpolicyjournal.com. The only way wind, solar, and geothermal can compete with carbon based fuels is because of government subsidies (your tax dollars). Of course getting a subsidy means you can’t compete. It would be like me saying I can compete with Usain Bolt in the 100 meter dash if I started
30 40 meters ahead of him. Quote, Robert Bradley Jr. – “When Government tries to pick winners and losers, it typically picks losers. Why? Because the Free market consumers pick winners to leave the losers for Government.”
Clinton Says ‘Sorry’ For Email Confusion, Says She Wasn’t Thinking, at yahoo.com. In her own words: “At the end of the day I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions but there are answer to all these questions”……”I certainly wish that I had made a different choice and I know why the American people have questions about it…..I take responsibility”……”I was not thinking a lot when I got in. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world. I didn’t really stop and think what kind of email system will there be,”……”It was allowed and it was fully above board. The people in the government knew that I was using a personal account…”
I’m not going to translate this non apology apology. We are all well versed in translating Clinton speak.
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