Archive for the ‘political correctness’ Category

Outhouse Racism

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:39 1 Comment

What’s the big stink over a crappy parade float of an outhouse labeled “Obama Presidential Library”? Of course, the whole thing was immediately elevated to claims of racism in spite of the fact that the outhouse-presidential library idea began as satire bashing a white guy: George Bush.

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This Is Your Police Department

Sunday, February 9, 2014 19:19 8 Comments

This is an amazing piece of Detroit police propaganda from 1951 titled “This is Your Police Department.” The intro talks aboutĀ ”the men of the Detroit Police Department.” The Detroit police are described as providing “the protection of the lives and property of the people of Detroit.” Meanwhile, the narration is host to a backdrop of [...]

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Cigarettes, Guns, and Babies in Cellophane

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:28 No Comments

And women cleaning the house and folks drinking on the job. Oh, and Santa Claus was a chain smoker. All were marketing themes in the good old days before “Being Offended” became the new religion and political correctness became the new church for the perpetually offended. Here’s some great old ads, courtesy of Business Insider. [...]

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Google Search Feature is Anti-Semitic

Monday, May 7, 2012 21:15 4 Comments

Google’s auto-complete function is promotingĀ ”unsolicited and systematic associations between famous people and their Jewishness,” according to French anti-Semite surfers.

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Safety Obsessions & Being Offended

Friday, December 30, 2011 7:00 1 Comment

Comedian Steve Hughes, an Australian, on American and Brit Safety Nazis, and the culture of victimology. Thanks to Nikoley for the tip.

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A Planet of “No Judgment”

Sunday, May 15, 2011 18:12 23 Comments

Less than two years ago, a Planet Fitness gym opened right near my house. I already belonged to two gyms that were not the garden variety, and I wanted a third membership very close to my house to accommodate quick, on-the-go workouts. Accordingly, Planet Fitness, with its $10-15/month price tag, seemed like a potential fit. [...]

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Ads of Yesteryear

Saturday, December 25, 2010 15:16 4 Comments

Couldn’t resist this one. I love these old, un-pc ads. The cigarette and sexism ads are always my favorites. (Though I doubt the authenticity of some of these ads.)

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