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Retired broadcast journalist. Blogging helps scratch the itch. Recovering exRepublican – Sober and still Conservative.

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When the Thrill (up the leg) is Gone

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Leadership isn’t exhibited by words.  It is displayed through actions.  The actions (or inaction) of this president over the past three years has caught up with him and now even his most ardent cheerleaders are questioning his ability to do the job.

When will half of the voting public do the same?

Sing it B.B.


Written by DCL

November 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Time to apply the Death Penalty to Political Correctness

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When will sensible, intelligent Americans finally come to the conclusion that Political Correctness is nothing but a liberal hall pass for character assassination and a tool used to cripple the credibility of their political opponents in the public square without any debate?

The following story is evidence for the prosecution.

From The Miller Brothers website – The latest headshaker coming out of the P.C. world.

“When Grayson Thomas, age 11, attended school last Friday, the last thing he ever expected was to be labeled a racist and instantly (and permanently) banned from his school. What was his crime, you ask? No…he didn’t say any of the words you are thinking, what happened was much more innocent and surprising.

The boy saw local CBS affiliate KTLA NEWS Anchor Chris Schauble in the school cafeteria, dressed in a suit and tie, walking around and shaking hands with teachers and students. Mr. Schauble was visiting the school to have lunch with his daughter, who also attends the school. Upon first glance, the 11 year old believed the man might be Obama then quickly realized he was not. However, thinking the resemblance was worth sharing he told his friend that “Obama is attending our school.” Soon, his friend told another friend, who passed it along and eventually word got back to the daughter of Schauble who took it to be a “racist” comment. When the girl reported to her teacher that that Grayson was telling people her father looked like Obama, and that it made her feel uncomfortable, the teacher passed the news to the principal who told the school superintendent, Dr. Winger.

It was at this point, things took a strange turn. Grayson was attending the school on a waiver (due to a recent move) and the superintendent decided the appropriate action was to “recall the waiver” and send Grayson to another school. He called the parents of the boy and explained the severity of the situation and that Grayson would no longer be allowed to attend school starting on Monday. When questioned why he would not be allowed to attend school, they claimed it was because Grayson was making “racist” comments. When pressed for the details of the racist comments, Mr. Winger replied, “It was racist because Grayson was saying that all black men look alike.” But when questioned further by the parents if indeed Grayson had said that all all blacks look alike Winger’s response was, “No, he only said that the man in question looks like Obama.”

Since that time, Grayson has been being bullied via texts by friends of Schauble’s daughter who have taken the “racist” label placed on the boy by the school administration to an entirely new level, calling him a “f***ing racist liar” and a “stalker” among other things. Word of this has also spread to Grayson’s older sister’s school where she is also being taunted about her brother. The bullying texts have yet to be addressed by the school administration.”

The actions of this school and its leadership are a case study in the end result of Political Correctness.

The words that come to mind to describe the mind numbing decision by these school administrators can be found in the Thesaurus under the heading “Idiocy”.

Utter stupidity, asininity, cretinism, derangement, fatuity, fatuousness, foolishness, imbecility, inanity, insanity, insipidity, lunacy, madness, and senselessness.

I believe the adage, “common sense is not so common” is officially defunct.  Now I believe it’s non -existent particularly among those who consider themselves liberal or progressive and “enlightened”.

Political Correctness has obscured the long-applied standards of common sense. Proof resides within the Newhall School District and among the intellectually dishonest administrators employed there. Guilty until proven innocent, the European model, is actively in play here, where the accusations of a child are considered enough to warrant expulsion without due process.

On the bright side, I appreciate the left continuing to shine a light on the utter failure that is their ideology. Showing is so much easier than telling….thank you academia for the wonderful object lessons against liberalism and the progressive movement.

Written by DCL

November 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm