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Title: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 18, 2020, 01:25:04 PM
A non-celebrity, run of the mill average American woman was just fired from her job because two Karens at the Washington Post "outed" her for wearing blackface at a Halloween party. TWO YEARS after the incident, all because they want to get in on the current racism popularity contest.

The topper is that the woman is apparently far left, and her costume was a "blackface Megyn Kelly" because at the time, Megyn Kelly had just made the statement about blackface being okay on Halloween when she was a kid. So the woman was actually making a lefty statement against Megyn Kelly, and now, two years later, lost her job over it.

I guess in some ways, given the woman's political beliefs, she got what she would probably approve of someone else getting, so maybe I don't feel completely sorry for her. Yet, these "reporters" used their connections and their newspaper to ruin the life of a nobody, just so they could be popular with BLM and whoever.

Edit: Oops - helps if I post the URL.

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/06/18/pure-trash-washington-post-under-fire-after-getting-a-random-woman-fired-over-a-halloween-costume-from-2-years-ago/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: makattak on June 18, 2020, 01:41:52 PM
A non-celebrity, run of the mill average American woman was just fired from her job because two Karens at the Washington Post "outed" her for wearing blackface at a Halloween party. TWO YEARS after the incident, all because they want to get in on the current racism popularity contest.

The topper is that the woman is apparently far left, and her costume was a "blackface Megyn Kelly" because at the time, Megyn Kelly had just made the statement about blackface being okay on Halloween when she was a kid. So the woman was actually making a lefty statement against Megyn Kelly, and now, two years later, lost her job over it.

I guess in some ways, given the woman's political beliefs, she got what she would probably approve of someone else getting, so maybe I don't feel completely sorry for her. Yet, these "reporters" used their connections and their newspaper to ruin the life of a nobody, just so they could be popular with BLM and whoever.

Edit: Oops - helps if I post the URL.

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/06/18/pure-trash-washington-post-under-fire-after-getting-a-random-woman-fired-over-a-halloween-costume-from-2-years-ago/

I'm generally opposed to cancel culture, but I've come to appreciate this aspect of it, as they eat their own.

Apparently all the people who wore/wear blackface are liberals. I've never done it, I've never even considered it, and I've never been around anyone who's done it.

Admittedly, I don't go to lots of parties, but looking at the evidence, it seems blackface is a liberal thing. So let's encourage this.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 18, 2020, 01:45:36 PM
I'm generally opposed to cancel culture, but I've come to appreciate this aspect of it, as they eat their own.

Apparently all the people who wore/wear blackface are liberals. I've never done it, I've never even considered it, and I've never been around anyone who's done it.

Admittedly, I don't go to lots of parties, but looking at the evidence, it seems blackface is a liberal thing. So let's encourage this.

I think liberals are more likely to post about their own stupidity on social media or are more likely to have friends,also liberal, that would post it. Got to remember, when they're doing it's not wrong/stupid
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 18, 2020, 01:50:02 PM
I'm generally opposed to cancel culture, but I've come to appreciate this aspect of it, as they eat their own.

I somewhat reluctantly agree with this. I normally don't like to get a grin out of something done to someone simply because I disagree with them, but the left has been ruining so many lives over minor crap just because those people are "the wrong people", that I can't help but get some schadenfreude out of the backfiring and "glass houses" aspect.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on June 18, 2020, 04:57:57 PM
I'm generally opposed to cancel culture, but I've come to appreciate this aspect of it, as they eat their own.

Apparently all the people who wore/wear blackface are liberals. I've never done it, I've never even considered it, and I've never been around anyone who's done it.

Admittedly, I don't go to lots of parties, but looking at the evidence, it seems blackface is a liberal thing. So let's encourage this.
I generally agree that it never came up.  Cammo paint on the face is the only thing I ever considered and I don't remember doing that, but maybe.  That was an 80's action movie thing. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 19, 2020, 01:10:39 AM
I somewhat reluctantly agree with this. I normally don't like to get a grin out of something done to someone simply because I disagree with them, but the left has been ruining so many lives over minor crap just because those people are "the wrong people", that I can't help but get some schadenfreude out of the backfiring and "glass houses" aspect.

There is the off-chance of some at least partial red-pilling when a "liberal" or one of their loved ones gets bitten by the cancelpalooza.

But how stupid is it to make fun of Megyn Kelly for saying blackface is OK on Halloween by actually wearing blackface on Halloween? Play stupid games...
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Pb on June 19, 2020, 10:17:55 AM
Cancel culture is sickening.

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HankB on June 19, 2020, 10:51:07 AM
I'm generally opposed to cancel culture, but I've come to appreciate this aspect of it, as they eat their own.

Apparently all the people who wore/wear blackface are liberals. I've never done it, I've never even considered it, and I've never been around anyone who's done it.

Admittedly, I don't go to lots of parties, but looking at the evidence, it seems blackface is a liberal thing. So let's encourage this.
Any yet it seems to be perfectly acceptable for black people to wear whiteface -and even make a movie with that as the theme!

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.tvgcdn.net%2Ffeed%2F1%2F306%2Fthumbs%2F12308306_1300x1733.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 19, 2020, 10:59:05 AM
White Men Can't Jump
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: makattak on June 19, 2020, 11:14:10 AM
Any yet it seems to be perfectly acceptable for black people to wear whiteface -and even make a movie with that as the theme!

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.tvgcdn.net%2Ffeed%2F1%2F306%2Fthumbs%2F12308306_1300x1733.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

SO FAR, no one has gone after Robert Downey Jr. for his "blackface" movie, so until that happens, I'm not calling hypocrisy on the Wayans.

Besides, "hypocrisy" would be, by far, the least of the sins of their movies.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 19, 2020, 11:31:33 AM
SO FAR, no one has gone after Robert Downey Jr. for his "blackface" movie,

Actually they have been
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: French G. on June 19, 2020, 11:55:58 AM
Actually they have been

One could say they went full retard. Hey, that offends retards!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: makattak on June 19, 2020, 12:34:43 PM
One could say they went full retard. Hey, that offends retards!

You can get cancelled for saying that, too.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on June 19, 2020, 01:34:51 PM
It depends on what a "retard" is.  IMO, that word has not be used to refer to mentally handicapped people in quite some time.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 19, 2020, 01:42:23 PM
SO FAR, no one has gone after Robert Downey Jr. for his "blackface" movie, so until that happens, I'm not calling hypocrisy on the Wayans.

Besides, "hypocrisy" would be, by far, the least of the sins of their movies.

Nobody tell them about The Jerk.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HankB on June 19, 2020, 07:16:47 PM
Nobody tell them about The Jerk.
The Jerk?

Nobody tell them about Uncle Ruckus!   :O   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G3p_3u5GC0
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: zxcvbob on June 19, 2020, 07:32:55 PM
The Jerk?

Nobody tell them about Uncle Ruckus!   :O   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G3p_3u5GC0

WTF was that??  I like his truck
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: French G. on June 19, 2020, 10:10:11 PM
You can get cancelled for saying that, too.

Retard was the word of the day in the 90s when I was a kid. The special ed teacher was also our cross country coach. Pretty sure he still hates us.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Fly320s on June 20, 2020, 05:55:57 AM
I get called retard everyday at work.  Stupid Airbus.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Boomhauer on June 20, 2020, 07:15:04 AM
How about this one?

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/sdge-worker-fired-over-alleged-racist-gesture-says-he-was-cracking-knuckles/2347414/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: dogmush on June 20, 2020, 12:19:52 PM
That's not even the right gesture.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 20, 2020, 12:20:54 PM
That's not even the right gesture.


It will be whatever gesture it needs to be for them to be offended
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on June 20, 2020, 12:46:20 PM
Wow.  Not sure which is worse.  The "peaceful" protests that destroy all sorts of property or the knee jerk reactions by companies desperate to avoid race accusations. 
(https://media.nbcsandiego.com/2019/09/AIRCHECK_NBC_6PM_06-15-2020-1-e1592276586488.jpg?w=1024)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 20, 2020, 01:37:40 PM
Wow.  Not sure which is worse.  The "peaceful" protests that destroy all sorts of property or the knee jerk reactions by companies desperate to avoid race accusations. 
[img]https://media.nbcsandiego.com/2019/09/AIRCHECK_NBC_6PM_06-15-2020-1-e1592276586488.jpg?w=1024

Given the fuzzy pic, I'm wondering if it's a frame capture from a video, and wondering what his hand was  doing the rest of the time. I sometimes, when I'm bored, and that could include at a traffic stop, fidget by tapping my thumb to my fingertips. If somebody videotaped me and did a frame capture in the right spot, they might see me with my hand in the same position. A position which is innocuous and means absolutely nothing. Unless I flip my hand up and consciously touch my forefinger to my thumb, which then means "okay" and absolutely nothing else.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: French G. on June 21, 2020, 10:52:53 AM
They got another one, good-bye Eskimo Pie. Wonder what this rage mob would do for a klondike bar? Better cancel Mounds and Almond Joy, one has nuts and one don't, Kaitlyn Jenner is offended.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 21, 2020, 10:56:23 AM
They got another one, good-bye Eskimo Pie. Wonder what this rage mob would do for a klondike bar? Better cancel Mounds and Almond Joy, one has nuts and one don't, Kaitlyn Jenner is offended.

Just think of all the poor Eskimos that are now unemployed
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 21, 2020, 10:59:08 AM
Wonder if Oreo is on the hit list since that's often used to describe a black that acts white
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 21, 2020, 11:02:08 AM
They got another one, good-bye Eskimo Pie. Wonder what this rage mob would do for a klondike bar? Better cancel Mounds and Almond Joy, one has nuts and one don't, Kaitlyn Jenner is offended.

From what I read, the makers of Eskimo Pie made that decision without anyone having even complained, I guess just to try an one up other woke companies.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Pb on June 21, 2020, 11:15:30 AM
I think every single company in the USA with non-white character logos should immediately convert them to white ones.

Don't get rid of Aunt Jemimah, just make her a fat white cook.

Uncle Ben can be an old white man.

Eskimo Pie can be changed to Peary Pie.

I look forwards to the day when no person of color is ever defamed by depicted in an image on a commercial product.

It is the only way to not be racist.




Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 21, 2020, 11:29:49 AM
Let me know when they get to Irish Whiskey
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 21, 2020, 12:02:40 PM
I would say that we should just go 100% generic and put everything in plain white "Acme" boxes, but that would be racist too, because white boxes.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HankB on June 21, 2020, 12:03:58 PM
Why does Gerber use an image of a white baby? Can't Black babies eat baby food? Racists!

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fthelosangelesbeat.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F11%2F2968465_1178467_trimmed2.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

Why is the rich guy used as the Monopoly tycoon white? Can't Black people be rich? Racists!

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.giantbomb.com%2Fuploads%2Fsquare_small%2F0%2F3766%2F642443-monopoly.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

And don't forget Col.Sanders, Orville Redenbacher, Chef Boy-Ar-Dee . . .

I'm wondering about Tony the Tiger. He has black stripes, but on an orange background . . . and since Orange Man Bad . . . !
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 21, 2020, 12:05:20 PM
I seem to recall a big dust up regarding Gerber a few years back. Can't remember what became of it.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 21, 2020, 12:08:15 PM
I seem to recall a big dust up regarding Gerber a few years back. Can't remember what became of it.

Something about the baby being a famous porn star when she grew up or was that another company's baby logo?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 21, 2020, 12:22:54 PM
Black Flag - Bug killer
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 21, 2020, 12:36:19 PM
Something about the baby being a famous porn star when she grew up or was that another company's baby logo?

No it was something about no black babies on the jars. I'm pretty sure it was pre-Trump.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HankB on June 21, 2020, 02:07:30 PM
No it was something about no black babies on the jars. I'm pretty sure it was pre-Trump.
Some decades ago, they had a problem with baby food exported to some parts of Africa. It seems that in many rural areas where the people weren't literate, canned and bottled goods always included a picture of the contents on the label.

So what would an illiterate rural villager - especially one who didn't even speak English - make of this old design bottle?
(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2F94%2F99%2F22%2F949922c3d77692e939ca4b639103fc8a.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 21, 2020, 02:11:36 PM
Some decades ago, they had a problem with baby food exported to some parts of Africa. It seems that in many rural areas where the people weren't literate, canned and bottled goods always included a picture of the contents on the label.

So what would an illiterate rural villager - especially one who didn't even speak English - make of this old design bottle?
(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2F94%2F99%2F22%2F949922c3d77692e939ca4b639103fc8a.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

Imagine their disappointment when it turned out to be ham  :lol:
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 21, 2020, 04:30:49 PM
https://www.kveller.com/new-gerber-baby-with-down-syndrome-is-controversial-but-not-for-the-reason-youd-expect/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: JN01 on June 21, 2020, 04:45:34 PM
Cracker Barrel has to go.

Clouds are racist too.  WHITE puffy clouds float around in nice, pleasant weather, but when it is dangerous, scary, stormy weather, they are BLACK.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 21, 2020, 05:06:16 PM
Cracker Barrel has to go.

Clouds are racist too.  WHITE puffy clouds float around in nice, pleasant weather, but when it is dangerous, scary, stormy weather, they are BLACK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efiW2K8gASM
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: just Warren on June 21, 2020, 08:39:00 PM
Clouds are racist too.  WHITE puffy clouds float around in nice, pleasant weather, but when it is dangerous, scary, stormy weather, they are BLACK.

(https://i.imgur.com/PGZ2hKR.png)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: lee n. field on June 21, 2020, 09:18:44 PM
Something about the baby being a famous porn star when she grew up or was that another company's baby logo?

You're thinking of Marilyn Chambers and Ivory Snow.  Long ago, now.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 21, 2020, 09:20:08 PM
You're thinking of Marilyn Chambers and Ivory Snow.  Long ago, now.

I'm was trying to remember. Thanks
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on June 21, 2020, 10:39:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efiW2K8gASM

#BlackIceMatters
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on June 21, 2020, 10:56:28 PM
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/06/21/cancel-yale-conservatives-turn-the-tables-want-public-apology-from-ivy-league-univ-over-slave-trader-name-937156

Quote
In a column published last Wednesday, [Ann Coulter] argued in favor of “a bill withholding all federal funds from Yale University until it changes its name” because “[t]he school’s namesake, Elihu Yale, was not only a slave owner, but a slave trader.”
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on June 21, 2020, 11:14:19 PM
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/06/21/cancel-yale-conservatives-turn-the-tables-want-public-apology-from-ivy-league-univ-over-slave-trader-name-937156

How about we withhold federal funds to ivy league schools just because they don't need it. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HankB on June 22, 2020, 11:41:55 AM
Mary Poppins is now a racist movie - there was a dancing chimney sweep number in it where white actors (Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews) had black soot on their faces.

In NYC, they're removing a statue of Teddy Roosevelt from in front of a museum. Teddy was seated on horseback with an Indian walking along one side and a black man on the other. Racist!

One wonders how long it will be until the American Taliban decides it's time to blow up Mt. Rushmore, the same way the Afghan Taliban blew up some ancient Buddha carvings.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 22, 2020, 05:59:24 PM
And now all Jesus statues must be removed.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/06/22/shaun-king-says-all-depictions-of-white-european-jesus-are-a-gross-form-of-white-supremacy-and-must-come-down/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 22, 2020, 06:08:23 PM
Lets add a religious war to our race war.
Anything else they wish to add before the election?   
It's going to be a long summer.

 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 22, 2020, 06:30:10 PM
I'm confused. I thought antifa and their supporters were claiming their anarchy is just like our WW2 "antifa" soldiers fighting in Europe. Yet they deface WW2 monuments with the hammer and sickle.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/wwii-monument-charlotte-defaced-hammer-sickle
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 22, 2020, 06:40:31 PM
Quote
Somewhere between Sunday evening and Monday morning, it was defaced with references to communism, including a hammer and sickle and the words: “Glory to the day of heroism June 19, 1986.”

The phrase is a reference to a prison massacre in Peru, in which some 224 people were killed by the military after a series of riots.

Are they running out of excuses to vandalize or something? What the heck does that have to with a WW-II monument?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: bedlamite on June 22, 2020, 07:29:08 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/QdjQNNl.jpg)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Unisaw on June 22, 2020, 07:30:38 PM
I get called retard everyday at work.  Stupid Airbus.

😂😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: JN01 on June 22, 2020, 08:10:19 PM
And now all Jesus statues must be removed.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/06/22/shaun-king-says-all-depictions-of-white-european-jesus-are-a-gross-form-of-white-supremacy-and-must-come-down/

Historical accuracy is important, you know, like how Alexander Hamilton was black.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 23, 2020, 08:37:49 AM
Rhode Island needs to change its name.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/rhode-island-change-official-state-name-slavery-connotations
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 09:02:41 AM
Rhode Island needs to change its name.


Chickens had slavery connections?
This doesn't bode well for KFC and it explains CFL!!!!!  :O
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 09:08:50 AM
So to erase my past all I got to do is change my name and it goes away?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 09:15:20 AM
You know this could be a lot of states and cites for that matter.

Or we could just say the past is in the past and get on with life. Crazy talk I know.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 09:23:03 AM
I just had a thought of what could be high on their list of replacement names, Obama something. But someone will probably complain that's racist because it's the smallest state.

Obamastan
Obamana
Obamasey
Obamaland
 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on June 23, 2020, 09:52:31 AM
So to erase my past all I got to do is change my name and it goes away?

Until they change their mind.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on June 23, 2020, 09:53:50 AM
I am waiting on Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to change her name.  And send back her diploma that she received from Yale (who was also a slave owner, slave trader). 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Pb on June 23, 2020, 10:01:05 AM
Boston is considering taking down a "racist" statue of.... Abraham Lincoln:

https://nypost.com/2020/06/15/boston-considers-removing-statue-of-lincoln-with-freed-slave/

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 10:42:49 AM
The issue is more the fact that the freed slave is kneeling before Zod, I mean Lincoln,  I can understand that. That hit me the instance I saw the photo.
We're we suppose to have flipped the bird to kneeing before a man in 1776?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: makattak on June 23, 2020, 10:58:55 AM
The issue is more the fact that the freed slave is kneeling before Zod, I mean Lincoln,  I can understand that. That hit me the instance I saw the photo.
We're we suppose to have flipped the bird to kneeing before a man in 1776?

Isn't the statue meant to represent he's telling the freed slave to get off of his knees, he's no longer a slave? The depiction looks to me as the former slave is rising, not getting down to kneel.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 11:28:01 AM
Isn't the statue meant to represent he's telling the freed slave to get off of his knees, he's no longer a slave? The depiction looks to me as the former slave is rising, not getting down to kneel.

I thought that as well but it could just as easily be interpreted as the just freed slave kneeling before his white savior.  It's one of those things that can be simultaneously seen both ways.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Pb on June 23, 2020, 12:36:59 PM
The Lincoln statue was paid for by contributions from freed slaves:

"This monument was erected by the Western Sanitary Commission of Saint Louis Mo: With funds contributed solely by emancipated citizens of the United States declared free by his proclamation January 1 A.D. 1863. The first contribution of five dollars was made by Charlotte Scott. A freedwoman of Virginia being her first earnings in freedom and consecrated by her suggestion and request on the day she heard of President Lincoln's death to build a monument to his memory."


Those racist monsters!  Tear it down!   :mad:

Here's another racist statue in the same vein:

(http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/images/m-7019.jpg)

"Lifting the Veil of Ignorance"

We need to tear this one down as well.



Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: dogmush on June 23, 2020, 12:58:58 PM
I thought that as well but it could just as easily be interpreted as the just freed slave kneeling before his white savior.  It's one of those things that can be simultaneously seen both ways.

I agree, just looking at a pic it could be.  That's why context is so important.

I would hope that the context provided by Pb is on a plaque somewhere near the statute so if anyone is confused as to it's intent it can be clarified.

Given that the historical context of that statue is both easy to find, reliably from primary sources, and not the least bit about subjugating the kneeling man, folks wanting to remove it are proving themselves ignorant and churlish.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 01:02:28 PM
I agree, just looking at a pic it could be.  That's why context is so important.

I would hope that the context provided by Pb is on a plaque somewhere near the statute so if anyone is confused as to it's intent it can be clarified.

Given that the historical context of that statue is both easy to find, reliably from primary sources, and not the least bit about subjugating the kneeling man, folks wanting to remove it are proving themselves ignorant and churlish.

Aren't most mobs?

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/01/41/1e/01411e17f51eb07a2abcd06f60effec5.jpg)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 01:16:20 PM
With a whip you can force a man into slavery
Keep a man ignorant and no whip is required
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 23, 2020, 01:36:00 PM
I'm confused. I thought antifa and their supporters were claiming their anarchy is just like our WW2 "antifa" soldiers fighting in Europe. Yet they deface WW2 monuments with the hammer and sickle.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/wwii-monument-charlotte-defaced-hammer-sickle

Has anyone informed Antifa that the anti-fascists going ashore on D-Day (at least the American ones) were racially segregated? Just curious.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 01:40:32 PM
Has anyone informed Antifa that the anti-fascists going ashore on D-Day (at least the American ones) were racially segregated? Just curious.

Racial segregation is cool again
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 23, 2020, 01:42:12 PM
Racial segregation is cool again

Not the way the Greatest Generation did it.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 01:45:49 PM
Not the way the Greatest Generation did it.

Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 23, 2020, 01:52:52 PM
Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

Math is racist.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 01:55:15 PM
OMG! Look what they did to Venus!

(https://www.decorarconarte.com/WebRoot/StoreES2/Shops/61552482/5253/C7EC/5B14/26C8/4F00/C0A8/2936/5A9D/Figura-venus-Milo-AL13_ml.jpg)

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Pb on June 23, 2020, 02:13:40 PM
Oh look, a statue of President Grant was just torn down.  You know, the one who defeated the confederacy, destroyed the KKK, and promoted civil rights for freed slaves.  The monster!

(https://thehill.com/sites/default/files/grantulyssess_statuesanfran_061920nbc.png)

https://www.foxnews.com/us/ulysses-grant-statue-toppled-san-francisco

This country is now clown world.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 23, 2020, 02:33:18 PM
This country is now clown world.

That's what we get for electing two clowns in a row.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 02:35:30 PM
That's what we get for electing two clowns in a row.

Yeah but one of them is OUR clown   :P
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Big Hairy Bee on June 23, 2020, 05:17:43 PM
Math is racist.

Seattle Schools agrees I @#$% you not.  I used to teach there

https://reason.com/2019/10/22/seattle-math-oppressive-cultural-woke/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 23, 2020, 05:49:14 PM
Seattle Schools agrees I @#$% you not.  I used to teach there

https://reason.com/2019/10/22/seattle-math-oppressive-cultural-woke/


I think I just read an article that Harvard or one of the other Ivy leagues was going a similar route and looking at a grading structure for math by race, so that POC (barring Asians of course) could say 2+2=5 and be correct, while whitey would be wrong if he didn't say "4".

I simplify, but something like that anyway - looking at "interpretive mathematics" or somesuch.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 23, 2020, 06:00:27 PM
I think I just read an article that Harvard or one of the other Ivy leagues was going a similar route and looking at a grading structure for math by race, so that POC (barring Asians of course) could say 2+2=5 and be correct, while whitey would be wrong if he didn't say "4".

I simplify, but something like that anyway - looking at "interpretive mathematics" or somesuch.

It probably be more like if a POC says 5 whitey better say 5 also
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: TommyGunn on June 23, 2020, 07:51:12 PM
OMG! Look what they did to Venus!

(https://www.decorarconarte.com/WebRoot/StoreES2/Shops/61552482/5253/C7EC/5B14/26C8/4F00/C0A8/2936/5A9D/Figura-venus-Milo-AL13_ml.jpg)




I find that disarming .... [tinfoil]   [popcorn]
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 24, 2020, 01:15:47 AM
I think I just read an article that Harvard or one of the other Ivy leagues was going a similar route and looking at a grading structure for math by race, so that POC (barring Asians of course) could say 2+2=5 and be correct, while whitey would be wrong if he didn't say "4".

I simplify, but something like that anyway - looking at "interpretive mathematics" or somesuch.

The flamboyantly naked bigotry of no expectations.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RoadKingLarry on June 24, 2020, 07:55:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMdO54Urjfo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMdO54Urjfo)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on June 24, 2020, 08:28:13 AM
I think I just read an article that Harvard or one of the other Ivy leagues was going a similar route and looking at a grading structure for math by race, so that POC (barring Asians of course) could say 2+2=5 and be correct, while whitey would be wrong if he didn't say "4".

[AOC]
They're factually wrong but morally correct.
[/AOC]

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on June 24, 2020, 10:46:06 AM
https://quillette.com/2020/06/19/the-purity-paradox-how-tolerance-and-intolerance-increase-at-the-same-time/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 25, 2020, 09:26:10 AM
Star-Spangled Banner out, "Imagine" in.

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/06/25/r-i-p-star-spangled-banner-1814-2020/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 25, 2020, 09:35:06 AM
Star-Spangled Banner out, "Imagine" in.

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/06/25/r-i-p-star-spangled-banner-1814-2020/

I don't know where the writer has been but they've been after TSSB for years

From 2018

‘The Star-Spangled Banner’s’ racist lyrics reflect its slave owner author, Francis Scott Key
His role in sustaining slavery adds another layer to the Kaepernick kneeling controversyhttps://theundefeated.com/features/the-star-spangled-banners-racist-lyrics-reflect-its-slaveowner-author-francis-scott-key/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on June 25, 2020, 09:39:02 AM
"Imagine" is just a leftist, anti-Christian, anti-religion, globalist anthem.  Why would I want that song to represent me?  It does represent well the empty headed SJW fools who follow the social media mobs where they go.

https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/3403160/John+Lennon/Imagine
Quote
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 25, 2020, 09:44:48 AM
I don't know where the writer has been but they've been after TSSB for years


At this point it's just easier if they say, "We want to ban or remove anything related to the founding of the United States. That way we all know where everyone stands, and it saves time.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 25, 2020, 11:46:58 AM
What about "Hamilton", A$$holes?

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2020/06/25/actress-kristen-bell-apologizes-profusely-for-lack-of-awareness-of-my-pervasive-privilege-by-voicing-biracial-animated-character/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 25, 2020, 11:56:24 AM
More kneel before me BS. We could power NYC just by hooking up a generator to MLK's spinning body right now.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on June 25, 2020, 02:46:35 PM
A little different look at statues of people and what we should think of them. 

Heroes are good - let's make statues of them - Lindybeige
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Rc0OfEkRE&t=1s

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on June 27, 2020, 10:33:08 PM
Man, am I glad I left Cali. Goodbye John Wayne (airport):

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-democrats-resolution-john-wayne-airport-renamed
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 27, 2020, 10:52:52 PM
Cancel Cancel Culture
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Pb on June 27, 2020, 10:53:33 PM
Man, am I glad I left Cali. Goodbye John Wayne (airport):

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-democrats-resolution-john-wayne-airport-renamed

At this point, John Wayne would probably have preferred to have his name taken off anything in California.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Jim147 on June 27, 2020, 11:18:36 PM
True that.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 28, 2020, 12:23:21 AM
Just had a thought
Greta Thunberg Airport

Need a drink

Maybe two
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: French G. on June 28, 2020, 02:24:31 AM
Just had a thought
Greta Thunberg Airport

Need a drink

Maybe two

How dare you!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Hawkmoon on June 28, 2020, 02:55:43 AM
Man, am I glad I left Cali. Goodbye John Wayne (airport):

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-democrats-resolution-john-wayne-airport-renamed

You beat me to it.

https://news.yahoo.com/orange-county-democrats-condemn-racist-130011889.html
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: JN01 on June 28, 2020, 02:44:08 PM
Just had a thought
Greta Thunberg Airport

Need a drink

Maybe two

Only gliders will be able to land there.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Hawkmoon on June 28, 2020, 04:35:27 PM
Only gliders will be able to land there.

Only gliders that have been towed aloft by carbon-neutral tow aircraft.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on June 28, 2020, 04:40:44 PM
Apparently the term "master bedroom" is offensive
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: just Warren on June 28, 2020, 04:51:51 PM
That's what my wife thinks, but when I told her I wanted a mistress bedroom she got all upset at that too!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on July 02, 2020, 08:22:08 AM
This might be my favorite example of cancel culture karma.

I watched this woman's video yesterday where she threatened to slash people's throats if the said something she didn't like (All lives matter). Now she's crying that her potential employer won't hire her because she said something they didn't like. Also for someone with a Harvard graduate degree, she speaks with the vocabulary of a moron.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/harvard-grad-blames-trump-supporters-after-stab-video-costs-her-deloitte-job
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on July 02, 2020, 09:31:03 AM
Only gliders that have been towed aloft by carbon-neutral tow aircraft.
Or fuel guzzling private jets of woke people who say good things about climate change.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on July 03, 2020, 11:37:49 AM
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/airplane-5-facts-you-dindt-about-the-comedy-230538825.html
I am not sure if this means the leftist jerks are going after Airplane! now or not. 

Quote
Zucker, though, stands by it four decades later. “It’s evenly laughing at Black people and white people. Everything is so sensitive nowadays, but when we show the movie, it still gets a laugh. People get it. It cuts through all the sensitivity, because in humor, you can’t be that sensitive.” On the other hand, Zucker notes that ZAZ made a point of road-testing all of their movies in front of preview audiences in order to spot jokes that crossed the line into meanness. “Sometimes stuff just isn’t funny, and that’s our fault. If the audience doesn’t get it, we haven’t done our job and we cut it out.”
Decent answer at least.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on July 03, 2020, 11:39:54 AM
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/airplane-5-facts-you-dindt-about-the-comedy-230538825.html
I am not sure if this means the leftist jerks are going after Airplane! now or not. 

If they do, this might be the very last straw.  [ar15]
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 03, 2020, 12:51:21 PM
Is "Fat Drunk and Stupid" okay?
Excuse me, I'm be in the next room weeping for our country

On Wednesday the charter school organization The Knowledge is Power Program, commonly know as KIPP, announced that it will be retiring the slogan "Work hard. Be Nice." as school officials believe the phrase is counterproductive to abolishing systematic racism.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/alexcorey/2020/07/03/california-charter-school-system-to-remove-work-hard-be-niceas-its-official-slogan-n2571784

Quote
   A few weeks ago, Dave sent a letter to all KIPP alumni, and I shared my thoughts with all KIPP staff; both acknowledged the ways in which the school and organizational culture we built and how some of our practices perpetuated white supremacy and anti-Blackness. pic.twitter.com/UsgWn5AW7R
    — KIPP Schools (@KIPP) July 1, 2020

Quote
"In recent years, I have come face to face with the understanding that white supremacy doesn’t just mean the public and hateful displays of racism; it applies to all aspects of the world that are set up for the benefit of and perpetuation of power for white people at the expense of Black, Latinx, and other People of Color.

"Work Hard. Be Nice." certainly has the outward appearance of promoting values that would make life better for every person who chose to espouse them. But to Barth, the idea of being nice and working hard offered too narrow of a future for children who might want to be lazy and mean in order to get what they want.  
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 03, 2020, 05:12:54 PM
Looks like the Redskins may be giving up on the name fight

Washington Redskins to have ‘thorough review’ and consider changing team’s name (and they’re getting plenty of suggestions)
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2020/07/03/washington-redskins-to-have-thorough-review-and-consider-changing-teams-name-and-theyre-getting-plenty-of-suggestions/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RoadKingLarry on July 03, 2020, 06:07:38 PM
Looks like the Redskins may be giving up on the name fight

Washington Redskins to have ‘thorough review’ and consider changing team’s name (and they’re getting plenty of suggestions)
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2020/07/03/washington-redskins-to-have-thorough-review-and-consider-changing-teams-name-and-theyre-getting-plenty-of-suggestions/

Lets offer them a few suggestions that don't involve cultural appropriation:

Washington Wimps
Washington Milque Toasts
Washington Cow Tows
Washington Suck Ups
Washington Doosh Nozzels
Washington Enema Bags
Washington Jack Wagons
Washington Submissives
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Jim147 on July 03, 2020, 06:25:43 PM
Isn't the Washington part racist also?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 03, 2020, 06:33:56 PM
Washington Skins of Color.

I should trademark that and sell it to them.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on July 07, 2020, 10:18:48 PM
Here we have cancel culture canceling cancel culture. Or something like that. It's all very confusing, other than the one commenter who said that when these jackasses start their civil war against us, they are so delicate that things will be over in a weekend. We probably won't even need to fire a shot. We'll just need to make fun of their shoes.


https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/07/07/ironic-names-are-dropping-off-letter-decrying-an-intolerance-of-opposing-views-because-of-opposing-views/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Hawkmoon on July 07, 2020, 11:39:29 PM
Or fuel guzzling private jets of woke people who say good things about climate change.

Or, I suppose, people who buy "carbon credits." I forgot about "carbon credits."
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Hawkmoon on July 07, 2020, 11:40:46 PM
Lets offer them a few suggestions that don't involve cultural appropriation:

Washington Wimps
Washington Milque Toasts
Washington Cow Tows
Washington Suck Ups
Washington Doosh Nozzels
Washington Enema Bags
Washington Jack Wagons
Washington Submissives
 :rofl:


Washington Doormats
Washington Waffles
Washington Whatevers
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: just Warren on July 08, 2020, 12:33:35 AM
Washington Continuing Disappointments
Washington Three-and-Outs
Washington Punters
Washington Swamp Things

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on July 08, 2020, 08:46:21 AM
University Administrator Forced To Resign Over Study Finding No Racial Bias In Police Shootings
https://bluelivesmatter.blue/university-administrator-forced-to-resign-over-study-finding-no-racial-bias-in-police-shootings/
Quote
East Lansing, MI – Physicist Stephen Hsu has been forced out of his role as vice president of Research and Innovation at Michigan State University (MSU) after he promoted 2019 study that found there to be no racial bias in incidents of officer-involved shootings.

“The [Graduate Employees Union] alleged that I am a racist because I interviewed MSU Psychology professor Joe Cesario, who studies police shootings,” Hsu wrote in a blog post on Saturday. “But Cesario’s work…is essential to understanding deadly force and how to improve policing.”

Quote
Critics took particular exception to a line Hsu quoted from the study when discussing it in his blog.

“We found that the race of the officer doesn’t matter when it comes to predicting whether black or white citizens are shot,” the study concluded, according to The College Fix.

Cesario’s work argued that “contrary to activist claims and media reports, there is no widespread racial bias in police shootings,” Hsu wrote in his blog.

When they said "forced out of his role...", I am not sure if that means he was just kicked out of his leadership role or fired completely.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: JN01 on July 08, 2020, 03:17:55 PM
You can't argue against science. Unless it's an inconvenient truth.  Or something.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 08, 2020, 03:24:43 PM
The truth must be defended against the evils of facts at all costs.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on July 08, 2020, 04:11:33 PM
You can't argue against science. Unless it's an inconvenient truth.  Or something.
You also can't really say they are trying to "argue" against science.  Mobs don't really do that. 

That said, "science" is fundamentally argument and debate.  Take that away and it isn't science anymore. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RoadKingLarry on July 08, 2020, 04:29:59 PM
Science is racist. It must be torn down.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: French G. on July 08, 2020, 05:44:40 PM
They are running wild in Virginia since, as goes without saying, our governor is an idiot. Statues coming down in Richmond. Washington and LEE university faculty voted to remove Lee from the name, still has to go to board of visitors or whatever their oversight structure is. Nevermind he is the father of the modern university system due to how he ran the college. Or that he is buried there. Lee Chapel changed its name awhile ago just because. More locally the knives are once again out for Turner Ashby high school. They already got Lee High last year. JMU changed some building names this week because "confederate."

So, I think change JMU's name too, he owned slaves. While we're at it get Washington off of Washington and Lee University, slave owner. Change every place name in the country that references Washington, Jefferson or Madison. Tear TJs statue down from in front of the building he built at the university he founded. Get those nasty Lewis and Clark statues in town too, they were just looking for new people of color to oppress. Rename America, named for some Italian oppressor who was also seeking POC to kill and displace. Let's go whole hog and delete anything that offends anybody. Clowns.

Oh yeah, Liz, rename your cat, I'm offended.  =D
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: zxcvbob on July 08, 2020, 06:02:20 PM
Oh yeah, Liz, rename your cat, I'm offended.  =D

Wait... What??  (I must have missed something)  Is the cat named "Blackie", or maybe "Thomas" (after Jefferson, obviously) or something?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 08, 2020, 06:16:58 PM
University Administrator Forced To Resign Over Study Finding No Racial Bias In Police Shootings
https://bluelivesmatter.blue/university-administrator-forced-to-resign-over-study-finding-no-racial-bias-in-police-shootings/
When they said "forced out of his role...", I am not sure if that means he was just kicked out of his leadership role or fired completely.

Crimes against the narrative. He should have chosen truth over facts.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on July 08, 2020, 07:37:45 PM
This is great.  :rofl:

This apparently popular white band who I never heard of changed their name to be less racist - into a name that unbeknownst to them has been used by a black singer for over 10 years. They are now suing her for the name.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/07/08/optics-band-formerly-known-as-lady-antebellum-files-suit-against-black-blues-singer-who-goes-by-lady-a/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: makattak on July 09, 2020, 06:31:08 AM
University Administrator Forced To Resign Over Study Finding No Racial Bias In Police Shootings
https://bluelivesmatter.blue/university-administrator-forced-to-resign-over-study-finding-no-racial-bias-in-police-shootings/
When they said "forced out of his role...", I am not sure if that means he was just kicked out of his leadership role or fired completely.

I've been following this one. He couldn't be fired as a professor because of tenure, but he was fired from his position as research administrator.

For posting about studies done by people at the university because the studies disagreed with the university's stance.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on July 09, 2020, 06:21:45 PM
Asking all people to drive safely is a hate crime.


https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/07/09/this-is-hate-speech-purely-and-simply-mayor-apologizes-for-road-sign-reading-the-safety-of-all-lives-matter/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 09, 2020, 06:34:58 PM
Asking all people to drive safely is a hate crime.


https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/07/09/this-is-hate-speech-purely-and-simply-mayor-apologizes-for-road-sign-reading-the-safety-of-all-lives-matter/

I need a drink
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on July 09, 2020, 06:44:52 PM
I need a drink

Whatever, privileged white man with your liquor cabinet.

 =D
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 09, 2020, 06:48:05 PM
Whatever, privileged white man with your liquor cabinet.

 =D

More like a bottle of rum on a book shelf.
Yeah I know, books = privileged white man
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 09, 2020, 06:49:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPa5oVG-nII
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 09, 2020, 06:52:51 PM
More like a bottle of rum on a book shelf.
Yeah I know, books = privileged white man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzx8KHjQD6c&feature=youtu.be&t=24
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on July 10, 2020, 11:54:47 AM
https://twitter.com/i/status/1280969510917304320
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Hawkmoon on July 10, 2020, 05:57:23 PM
Asking all people to drive safely is a hate crime.


https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/07/09/this-is-hate-speech-purely-and-simply-mayor-apologizes-for-road-sign-reading-the-safety-of-all-lives-matter/

Well, then ... if only black lives matter, just change the sign to advise black people to drive safely. The rest of us are on our own. :duh:
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Fly320s on July 12, 2020, 08:46:13 AM
Well, then ... if only black lives matter, just change the sign to advise black people to drive safely. The rest of us are on our own. :duh:

That infers that only black people are bad drivers and need to drive safe.  So that is racist as well.  To the gulag with you!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 12, 2020, 10:22:45 AM
That infers that only black people are bad drivers and need to drive safe.  So that is racist as well.  To the gulag with you!

Once the Gulags are full of white people, they'll complain we all live in gated communities, and demand integration.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on July 12, 2020, 03:34:21 PM
Once the Gulags are full of white people, they'll complain we all live in gated communities, and demand integration.

 =D
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HankB on July 12, 2020, 06:33:08 PM
Once the Gulags are full of white people, they'll complain we all live in gated communities, and demand integration.
Especially when crime is lower and the standard of living is higher in the new gulags than in NYC, Chicago, Minneapolis, etc. that have come under new management and are running without police, fire, or EMS.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 13, 2020, 10:43:16 AM
No more Redskins. No new name has been announced yet.

https://www.wdrb.com/news/national/washingtons-nfl-team-drops-redskins-name-after-87-years/article_9fcd51b0-5b4a-5a38-90a1-72738bc19532.html
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Jim147 on July 13, 2020, 10:50:35 AM
I think they a are forgetting they need to change the hole name. That's how it works now right?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 13, 2020, 10:58:28 AM
Now what about the Chiefs?
Guess they could always just drop the "i"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmgice3ieZ4

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Jim147 on July 13, 2020, 12:08:40 PM
I have called them the chefs for years. My wife doesn't miss a game but I usually find something else to do.

In related news from KC area. The school district I went to is named after the Shawnee Indian Mission not far from the high school I went to. Of course the mascot was an Indian. They started the move to cancel it this weekend.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 13, 2020, 12:16:08 PM
Wonder how long before they go after Savage Arms?

Doubt any of this matters to them

Quote
Savage Arms was founded in 1894 by Arthur Savage in Utica, New York.
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In 1919, Arthur Savage was approached by Chief Lame Deer to buy rifles for his tribe in New York. Lame Deer offered to allow Savage to use his image as its logo in exchange for discounted rifles and an annual fee. As of 2018, Savage Arms was still paying the annual fee.[5]
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on July 13, 2020, 12:38:51 PM
Maybe Kansas City Chiefs should just change their logo to that of a Navy Chief and keep the same name.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 13, 2020, 12:42:24 PM
Just rename Washington to Leningrad, it's no longer in use, and the Redskins to Communists
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 13, 2020, 01:10:12 PM
AOC would probably complain that the city was being named for a far right wing extremist
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 13, 2020, 01:22:57 PM
They should change the name to the Washington White Boys. The mascot can be a doughy sports fan wearing ceremonial headdress (batting helmet with a beer can attached to each side).
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on July 15, 2020, 12:55:02 PM
Famed Archaeology Professor Fired After Photos Surface Of Him Wearing Nazi Uniform
https://babylonbee.com/news/famed-archaeology-professor-resigns-after-several-photos-surface-of-him-in-nazi-uniforms/?utm_content=buffer81b73&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Tensions escalated when it came to light Dr. Jones once collected a signed autograph from Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

(https://babylonbee.com/img/articles/article-6556-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 16, 2020, 01:38:39 AM
https://www.dailywire.com/news/charlamagne-tha-god-nick-cannon-getting-fired-for-anti-semitic-remarks-proves-jews-have-the-power

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Left-wing radio host [guy with gratuitously obnoxious name] suggested on Wednesday that ViacomCBS terminating its relationship with Nick Cannon following remarks by Cannon that were viewed as anti-Semitic and anti-white was proof that Jewish people “have the power.”

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I guess black people have no power at all. You can say whatever you like about them, and no one's ever been fired for it!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on July 22, 2020, 06:27:01 PM
John Muir has been cancelled:

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/The-Sierra-Club-speaks-out-against-its-racist-15426416.php

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In the statement Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said that Muir "made derogatory comments about Black people and Indigenous peoples that drew on deeply harmful racist stereotypes, though his views evolved later in his life. As the most iconic figure in Sierra Club history, Muir’s words and actions carry an especially heavy weight. They continue to hurt and alienate Indigenous people and people of color who come into contact with the Sierra Club."

No word yet if they'll be changing the name of The John Muir Society. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on July 22, 2020, 06:36:50 PM
John Muir has been cancelled:

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/The-Sierra-Club-speaks-out-against-its-racist-15426416.php

No word yet if they'll be changing the name of The John Muir Society. 


Heh. He was the hero of hippies everywhere. No liberal* worth the name has not hiked the John Muir Trail and talked about how awe-inspiring it was and about all he did for the environment. Waiting to see how long it take for them to erase the name of that well-known trail.

*Conservatives too. I've backpacked a portion of it and it's awesome. I'm sad thinking about whatever lame new name it will end up having.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RoadKingLarry on July 22, 2020, 06:46:37 PM
Heh. He was the hero of hippies everywhere. No liberal* worth the name has not hiked the John Muir Trail and talked about how awe-inspiring it was and about all he did for the environment. Waiting to see how long it take for them to erase the name of that well-known trail.

*Conservatives too. I've backpacked a portion of it and it's awesome. I'm sad thinking about whatever lame new name it will end up having.

Probably The Che Guevara Trail.  :facepalm:

 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 22, 2020, 06:49:17 PM
I'm pretty sure the plan is to name everything in America the U.S. of Native America after George Floyd. After all, he is the One who knew no sin, and died to save us from our sins.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on July 22, 2020, 08:28:00 PM
I suppose all of those "The mountains are calling and I must go" T-shirts will be on sale at REI.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on July 23, 2020, 10:03:08 PM
Rep. Gohmert Calls on House to Rid Itself of Any Reminders of Slavery – Such as the Name ‘Democrat Party’
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/rep-gohmert-calls-house-rid-itself-any-reminders-slavery-such-name-democrat

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Gohmert’s resolution calls on Congress to ban any political organization or party that has ever held a public position supportive of slavery or the Confederate States of America – and for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to remove from the House wing of the U.S. Capitol or any House office building any item that names, symbolizes or mentions any political organization or party that supported slavery or the Confederacy.

 :rofl:
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 23, 2020, 10:11:01 PM
Troll Level: Master

Suggest we change thread title to "Cancel Culture is Getting Ridonkulous"
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Hawkmoon on July 25, 2020, 04:14:31 PM
Looks like they (sorry -- "they") want to cancel English:

https://nypost.com/2020/07/25/these-are-the-innocuous-words-progressives-want-to-ban/

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Twitter, which is saturated with woke-campus paranoia, this month announced that it was blacklisting the word “blacklist,” along with other supposedly “non-inclusive” terms such as “grandfathered” (ageist, I guess), “guys” (too gendered) and “sanity check,” which is something most of us could use a little more of in our lives, but Twitter desperately needs on a daily basis, the way Uma Thurman needed that adrenaline shot in “Pulp Fiction.”
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 25, 2020, 11:58:13 PM
WATCH: WNBA Players Walk Off Basketball Court When National Anthem Starts Playing
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/07/25/watch-wnba-players-walk-away-when-national-anthem-starts-playing-n2573117
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: makattak on July 26, 2020, 07:17:15 AM
WATCH: WNBA Players Walk Off Basketball Court When National Anthem Starts Playing
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/07/25/watch-wnba-players-walk-away-when-national-anthem-starts-playing-n2573117

"WATCH"...

No, I don't see any reason to break my streak of never watching the WNBA now that they are offensive as well as boring.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Hawkmoon on July 26, 2020, 10:52:38 AM
WATCH: WNBA Players Walk Off Basketball Court When National Anthem Starts Playing
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/07/25/watch-wnba-players-walk-away-when-national-anthem-starts-playing-n2573117

Accelerating their slide into oblivion.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ron on July 26, 2020, 12:54:50 PM
What I'm hearing in the left wing environmentalist/outdoor industry is they want to rename all outdoor spaces with the original indigenous peoples name for the place.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HeroHog on July 26, 2020, 01:08:55 PM
original indigenous peoples might find that quite insulting!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on July 26, 2020, 01:18:11 PM
What I'm hearing in the left wing environmentalist/outdoor industry is they want to rename all outdoor spaces with the original indigenous peoples name for the place.

(http://www.cryptozoonews.com/ex-images/wp-content/uploads/5032897959_heidelbergensisx_large_xlarge.jpeg)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Fly320s on July 26, 2020, 01:19:11 PM
How long do I have to live here to be considered indigenous?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ron on July 26, 2020, 02:08:25 PM
How long do I have to live here to be considered indigenous?

It's not the time it's the pigment.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 26, 2020, 02:46:30 PM
How long do I have to live here to be considered indigenous?

How politically useful are you to the left, are you a victim of the white man?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: just Warren on July 26, 2020, 02:58:24 PM
How long do I have to live here to be considered indigenous?

As a white male you will always be outdigenous.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: dogmush on July 26, 2020, 03:48:13 PM
What I'm hearing in the left wing environmentalist/outdoor industry is they want to rename all outdoor spaces with the original indigenous peoples name for the place.

Wow.  It's a good thing Native American tribes never waged war on each other and conquered land, or it could get real confusing to figure out which name to use for a spot.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HeroHog on July 26, 2020, 04:18:17 PM
My family, the Mercers, have been here since the mid 1600s!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RocketMan on July 26, 2020, 04:54:57 PM
My family, the Mercers, have been here since the mid 1600s!

You evil non-indigenous invader, you!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 26, 2020, 04:57:00 PM
As a white male you will always be outdigenous.

"outdigenous" - is that jazz club slang from the 20s? Because that would be outdigenous, my man.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: JN01 on July 26, 2020, 05:57:06 PM
What I'm hearing in the left wing environmentalist/outdoor industry is they want to rename all outdoor spaces with the original indigenous peoples name for the place.

I think we should just go to numbers for everything so as not to offend anyone.

“Welcome to Publicly Owned Wildlife Area #27”

“Go Team #33!”

“Entering Urban Area #113 of State #9”

Of course we would have to skip 88 since it is code for Heil Hitler.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: bedlamite on July 26, 2020, 06:02:54 PM
I think we should just go to numbers for everything so as not to offend anyone.

“Welcome to Publicly Owned Wildlife Area #27”

“Go Team #33!”

“Entering Urban Area #113 of State #9”

Of course we would have to skip 88 since it is code for Heil Hitler.

Numbers are representative of western imperialism.colonialism

(https://pjmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/download-2020-07-07T221208.305.png)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Hawkmoon on July 26, 2020, 06:10:00 PM
Numbers are representative of western imperialism.colonialism

(https://pjmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/download-2020-07-07T221208.305.png)

Brings back not-so-happy memories.

Decades ago, when my marriage was quasi officially failed but the divorce hadn't been finalized yet, my soon-to-be ex and her toy boy went on a spiritual pilgrimage to India, to spend time with some self-styled guru who was apparently well-known at the time. When she came back, somebody was asking her about her impressions of India. One of the threads that seemed to be running through her comments as an undercurrent was that any information they received from the locals seemed to be (shall we say), ah, "less than reliable."

Someone said, "So they lie a lot." My soon-to-be ex's response was, "No, they don't lie. They just have a different understanding of what truth is than we do."

Oooooookay, then ...
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 26, 2020, 07:55:19 PM
I think we should just go to numbers for everything so as not to offend anyone.

“Welcome to Publicly Owned Wildlife Area #27”

“Go Team #33!”

“Entering Urban Area #113 of State #9”

Of course we would have to skip 88 since it is code for Heil Hitler.


And 45 is right out!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 26, 2020, 08:00:36 PM

And 45 is right out!

88/2+1 = 45 OMG! PROOF MATH IS RACIST!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Andiron on July 26, 2020, 10:05:53 PM
88/2+1 = 45 OMG! PROOF MATH IS RACIST!

Have you heard about 14!!??

Talking about that number is grounds for summary execution,  if even hinted at with 44x2 equation!


No,  I have no use for 88.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: K Frame on July 27, 2020, 07:02:46 AM
Numbers are representative of western imperialism.colonialism

(https://pjmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/download-2020-07-07T221208.305.png)



I would LOVE to give her change in a store...

Hey, you shorted me $20 on my change!

No I didn't.

Yes you did! I should get $27.50 back in change!

No, you shouldn't because I have a different cultural approach to change. I'm correct because my cultural background says that I'm correct and you're a hater if you don't agree with that.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on July 28, 2020, 12:27:32 PM
The lead line held by the sailor on the seal of New York is now a noose. Also problematic is the Indian in attire actually worn at the time*. Should he be in a Pilgrim outfit instead?


https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/07/28/nyt-mistakes-sailors-depth-finder-on-the-nyc-seal-for-a-long-rope-with-a-loop-on-its-end/


*I recognize all Indians didn't walk around in loincloths all the time, but it was certainly worn. Just like some people now sometimes wear long pants and sometimes wear shorts.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HankB on July 28, 2020, 03:03:00 PM
The lead line held by the sailor on the seal of New York is now a noose. Also problematic is the Indian in attire actually worn at the time*. Should he be in a Pilgrim outfit instead?


https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2020/07/28/nyt-mistakes-sailors-depth-finder-on-the-nyc-seal-for-a-long-rope-with-a-loop-on-its-end/


*I recognize all Indians didn't walk around in loincloths all the time, but it was certainly worn. Just like some people now sometimes wear long pants and sometimes wear shorts.
If that's a noose, from its size he must be planning to hang a small doll.

And shouldn't the date on the seal be 1619 rather than 1625?    >:D
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on July 28, 2020, 03:13:24 PM
Looks like a weight on the end of the line to me. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 28, 2020, 04:54:39 PM
Did they change history, so nooses have never been used for anything but racial lynchings?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 28, 2020, 05:07:33 PM
Did they change history, so nooses have never been used for anything but racial lynchings?

Only ever used for lynching blacks in much the same way as cops only kill blacks and only blacks were ever enslaved
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: K Frame on July 28, 2020, 05:11:37 PM
Friend of mine and I were talking some weeks ago, and we have a tendency to occasionally come up with puns on the fly.

So, he comes up with one and was evidently proud enough of it that he decided to take a picture of it for Faceplace...

He made a couple of loops with a rope and laid them over a low branch of a paper birch or shag bark hickory or some other tree that has really shaggy bark that peels off in strips, and captioned it "The bark is worse than the bight..."

Uhm... are you really going to post that on FB?

Sure, why?

You're going to post a picture of a rope in a tree in this political environment? The look on his face when he realized what I was asking was a combination of shock, disgust, horror, and relief...

Yeah, it's a harmless pun... except it's a rope in a tree...

Absolutely no indication of a noose. No indication of racial overtones. No threat. No nothing other than a pun. But it's a rope in a tree.

And it can't be posted because of the current environment and the mad rush to find offense.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 28, 2020, 06:39:47 PM
Friend of mine and I were talking some weeks ago, and we have a tendency to occasionally come up with puns on the fly.

So, he comes up with one and was evidently proud enough of it that he decided to take a picture of it for Faceplace...

He made a couple of loops with a rope and laid them over a low branch of a paper birch or shag bark hickory or some other tree that has really shaggy bark that peels off in strips, and captioned it "The bark is worse than the bight..."

Uhm... are you really going to post that on FB?

Sure, why?

You're going to post a picture of a rope in a tree in this political environment? The look on his face when he realized what I was asking was a combination of shock, disgust, horror, and relief...

Yeah, it's a harmless pun... except it's a rope in a tree...

Absolutely no indication of a noose. No indication of racial overtones. No threat. No nothing other than a pun. But it's a rope in a tree.

And it can't be posted because of the current environment and the mad rush to find offense.

And here I am with a new garage, and all ready to hang a noose from the door.  =(
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ron on July 28, 2020, 10:49:18 PM
Somebody wants blacks against whites and whites against blacks.

Every group against every group.

Divide and Rule.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 28, 2020, 11:21:34 PM
Somebody wants blacks against whites and whites against blacks.

Every group against every group.

Divide and Rule.

Don't call them "somebody." They prefer "anti-racists."
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RoadKingLarry on July 29, 2020, 08:48:21 AM
Don't call them "somebody." They prefer "anti-racists."

You spelled Democrat wrong.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 29, 2020, 09:11:57 AM
You spelled Democrat wrong.

You spelled Moron wrong
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: fifth_column on July 29, 2020, 12:32:04 PM
This is so monumentally stupid as to beggar belief:

https://thepostmillennial.com/couple-takes-down-norwegian-flag-after-dozens-confuse-it-with-confederate-flag (https://thepostmillennial.com/couple-takes-down-norwegian-flag-after-dozens-confuse-it-with-confederate-flag)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RocketMan on July 29, 2020, 12:37:37 PM
This is so monumentally stupid as to beggar belief:

https://thepostmillennial.com/couple-takes-down-norwegian-flag-after-dozens-confuse-it-with-confederate-flag (https://thepostmillennial.com/couple-takes-down-norwegian-flag-after-dozens-confuse-it-with-confederate-flag)

Never underestimate the stupidity of the average American voter.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 29, 2020, 12:50:28 PM
Wait till the SJWs learn this

Quote
His eventual choice a few days later of a Nordic cross was clearly based on the tradition established by the other Nordic countries, Denmark and Sweden. This cross represents Christianity.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Norway
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 29, 2020, 01:33:13 PM
What about Mexico's flag - it's full-on Nazi fascist!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on July 30, 2020, 01:31:32 PM
This is so monumentally stupid as to beggar belief:

https://thepostmillennial.com/couple-takes-down-norwegian-flag-after-dozens-confuse-it-with-confederate-flag (https://thepostmillennial.com/couple-takes-down-norwegian-flag-after-dozens-confuse-it-with-confederate-flag)

I'm now kinda thinking of replacing my Gadsden Flag with the Norwegian Flag.

Everytime you say the words, "People just can't be this stupid, can they?" people will break the stupidity meter.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RoadKingLarry on July 30, 2020, 02:00:12 PM
I've got a smaller Norwegian flag I traded for with a Norwegian submarine sailor while on a port visit in Den Helder many yeas ago.
I need to dig it out and start flying it.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on July 30, 2020, 02:19:35 PM
I'm now kinda thinking of replacing my Gadsden Flag with the Norwegian Flag.

Everytime you say the words, "People just can't be this stupid, can they?" people will break the stupidity meter.
Most everyone carries around access via the internet to the combined knowledge of mankind (or something similar), but can't bother to take a moment to look up the information before running their mouth in outrage.   
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Fly320s on July 30, 2020, 05:26:35 PM
I have a running joke with my wife, "If only I had a smart phone to look that up."  I am amazed by the number of people who say, "I don't know" to a question and leave it at that.  Look it up, you freaking chimpanzee!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: bedlamite on July 30, 2020, 05:50:09 PM
I have a running joke with my wife, "If only I had a smart phone to look that up."  I am amazed by the number of people who say, "I don't know" to a question and leave it at that.  Look it up, you freaking chimpanzee!

Funny how people online take offense when they ask a simple question and I post a lmgtfy link.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on July 30, 2020, 07:26:42 PM
Other national flags displayed by racist Nazi confederates:


The Nazi Eagle category

(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/as.webp)

(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/al.webp)

(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/ec.webp)

(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/eg.webp)

(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/mx.webp)

(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/md.webp)

(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/vi.webp)

And these are obviously really swastikas.

(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/im.webp)

(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/hk.webp)

And a wannabe confederate flag, here, of course.
(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/bi.webp)

And only a racist would fly this flag.

(https://flagpedia.net/data/flags/w580/us.webp)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on August 05, 2020, 06:05:11 PM
I think I'll take a trip to Trader Joe's next week and pick up one of every "ethnically named" item they sell. A normal person might think naming tortilla chips "Trader Jose's" is recognizing and complimenting that culture. I bet real money that 99.9% of the whiners are Prius driving honkeys.

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/08/05/la-times-concerned-that-trader-joes-standing-by-their-problematic-branding-feels-like-a-betrayal-to-young-sjws/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Jim147 on August 05, 2020, 06:29:45 PM
Bosses wife back in the mid 90's hated when her dad stopped by. He would yell "Hosie".
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on September 05, 2020, 01:44:54 PM
They hit the rock

Plymouth Rock vandalized with white paint
https://www.wave3.com/2020/09/05/plymouth-rock-vandalized-with-white-paint/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Cliffh on September 05, 2020, 08:28:27 PM
They hit the rock

Plymouth Rock vandalized with white paint
https://www.wave3.com/2020/09/05/plymouth-rock-vandalized-with-white-paint/

That's racist!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on September 15, 2020, 04:45:21 PM
Well, Beethoven is on the outs now.

So I guess I'm now only supposed to listen to music involving trash cans?

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/09/15/vox-beethovens-fifth-symphony-is-a-symbol-of-exclusion-and-elitism-to-women-lgbtq-people-and-people-of-color/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on September 15, 2020, 04:48:48 PM
Will whoever keeps asking "how stupid can they get?" please stop. They're taking that as a challenge
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on September 15, 2020, 06:49:45 PM
Well, Beethoven is on the outs now.

So I guess I'm now only supposed to listen to music involving trash cans?

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/09/15/vox-beethovens-fifth-symphony-is-a-symbol-of-exclusion-and-elitism-to-women-lgbtq-people-and-people-of-color/
Maybe we should light a candle for all the non-rich white people who were excluded from the Symphony all those years.  Remember what they did to Shawshank when he tried to play classical music to the prisoners. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on October 01, 2020, 08:19:46 AM
Geez, all this guy did is basically say he was unfollowing someone who told him to unfollow her because of his beliefs. He did as she asked, and he was kicked off the American cycling team because it "outed" him as a Trump supporter.

Even the woman who said she didn't want any Trump supporters following her felt bad about it. Apparently the entire US organized sports industry has completely lost its mind.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/american-cyclist-suspended-tweet-supporting-trump
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ron on October 01, 2020, 08:26:23 AM
It's almost like they don't look at average folks on the right as people they just disagree with, but as mortal enemies.

You don't have to hate anybody, but you better identify who hates you.

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ron on October 01, 2020, 09:06:31 AM
I'm all in favor of looking at history and the actions of peoples without rose colored glasses.

Man's inhumanity to man is something we shouldn't hide or glamorize.

Mankind's history is drowning in blood and there is hardly an empire, nation, race, ethnicity, ideology or tribe that can be found who's hands aren't dripping in blood.

What I'm not in favor of is only applying that painful and brutal process of acknowledging reality to one group of humans while romanticizing and mythologizing another group of humans.

Tearing down a civilization without a proven functional plan B has got to be the stupidest idea ever. 


 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HankB on October 01, 2020, 10:40:04 AM
. . .  So I guess I'm now only supposed to listen to music involving trash cans? . . .
You could do worse - at least it's not rap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuY_k1WoH3Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuY_k1WoH3Y)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on October 01, 2020, 10:54:32 AM
Geez, all this guy did is basically say he was unfollowing someone who told him to unfollow her because of his beliefs. He did as she asked, and he was kicked off the American cycling team because it "outed" him as a Trump supporter.

Even the woman who said she didn't want any Trump supporters following her felt bad about it. Apparently the entire US organized sports industry has completely lost its mind.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/american-cyclist-suspended-tweet-supporting-trump

It seems to me he is losing some money and reputation over this.  IMO, there is some liability.  I don't care what their policies are.  Looking at the link, he didn't say anything and supporting a major party political candidate should not be "divisive" or controversial. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RocketMan on October 01, 2020, 11:10:07 AM
Now the spin is that he is a racist.  He apparently waved with a black-handed emoji, and he himself is not black.
Note that I do not know for sure what color emoji he used as I have not looked at the tweets in question.  And it really should not matter what he used.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: dogmush on October 01, 2020, 11:14:24 AM
It seems to me he is losing some money and reputation over this.  IMO, there is some liability.  I don't care what their policies are.  Looking at the link, he didn't say anything and supporting a major party political candidate should not be "divisive" or controversial. 

It's a private racing team owned by two bicycle companies, one of which is Italian.  Trump may very well be divisive to a large segment of Trek-Segafredo customers.  Jamis notwithstanding, I remember most of the mountain biking world being pretty liberal when I raced 20 years ago.  I could see them being pretty SJW these days.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on October 01, 2020, 11:15:55 AM
Now the spin is that he is a racist.  He apparently waved with a black-handed emoji, and he himself is not black.
Note that I do not know for sure what color emoji he used as I have not looked at the tweets in question.  And it really should not matter what he used.

Didn't some of these social media asshat companies just add a bunch of "emojis of color" because the complaint was that "white" emojis are racist? I see "people of color" still using white emojis all the time instead of their assigned color. Seems like a hate crime to me...
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on October 01, 2020, 04:37:26 PM
It's a private racing team owned by two bicycle companies, one of which is Italian.  Trump may very well be divisive to a large segment of Trek-Segafredo customers.  Jamis notwithstanding, I remember most of the mountain biking world being pretty liberal when I raced 20 years ago.  I could see them being pretty SJW these days.
They may be able to fire him for any reason, but I hate to just accept that crap.  Since he really didn't do anything, I think he should push back. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RocketMan on October 01, 2020, 05:19:37 PM
Didn't some of these social media asshat companies just add a bunch of "emojis of color" because the complaint was that "white" emojis are racist? I see "people of color" still using white emojis all the time instead of their assigned color. Seems like a hate crime to me...

Cultural appropriation at the very least.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on November 13, 2020, 09:30:26 PM
I found this interesting:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/airbnb-proud-boys-member-million-maga-march

A member of the Proud Boys posts to social media (I can't tell if to Twitter or elsewhere and then someone else posted on Twitter) that he had his Airbnb booked for a Trump rally in DC. Some rando then contacts Airbnb and tells them a Proud Boy has a reservation through them. Airbnb cancels the reservation and bans the guy from Airbnb.

I'm not sure how Airbnb works, but shouldn't the landlord of the property have a say once the reservation was made? Also, will Airbnb ban any antifa members using their site for the inevitable counter-protest in DC?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on December 15, 2020, 05:30:27 PM
Looks like Old Abe Lincoln is on the SJW must go list

Quote
   A San Francisco district is planning to rename a school named after Abraham Lincoln because the former president did not demonstrate that ‘black lives mattered to him’.

    The president, who is often held up as an American hero for abolishing slavery, is just one of 44 historical figures soon to have their names scratched off schools within the San Francisco Unified School District.

Wait … WUT?! San Francisco to rename Abraham Lincoln High School because he didn’t ‘demonstrate that black lives mattered to him’
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2020/12/15/wait-wut-san-francisco-to-rename-abraham-lincoln-high-school-because-he-didnt-demonstrate-that-black-lives-mattered-to-him/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Andiron on December 15, 2020, 10:24:17 PM
I found this interesting:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/airbnb-proud-boys-member-million-maga-march

A member of the Proud Boys posts to social media (I can't tell if to Twitter or elsewhere and then someone else posted on Twitter) that he had his Airbnb booked for a Trump rally in DC. Some rando then contacts Airbnb and tells them a Proud Boy has a reservation through them. Airbnb cancels the reservation and bans the guy from Airbnb.

I'm not sure how Airbnb works, but shouldn't the landlord of the property have a say once the reservation was made? Also, will Airbnb ban any antifa members using their site for the inevitable counter-protest in DC?

Airbnb has gone full woke,  I got an email this past summer re affirming their goodboy status.  Think it was around Fathers Day ( The unofficial homo holiday).
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on December 17, 2020, 03:50:51 PM
Anne Boleyn, 2nd wife of Henry VIII is now black
Can we please stop rewriting history?

TUDOR FURY Jodie Turner Smith pictured as Anne Boleyn for the first time after new Channel 5 drama sparked race row
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/13481909/jodie-turner-smith-anne-boleyn-pictured-channel-5/

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: cordex on December 17, 2020, 04:02:51 PM
Anne Boleyn, 2nd wife of Henry VIII is now black
Can we please stop rewriting history?

TUDOR FURY Jodie Turner Smith pictured as Anne Boleyn for the first time after new Channel 5 drama sparked race row
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/13481909/jodie-turner-smith-anne-boleyn-pictured-channel-5/
Does she lead the Cyborg Army to victory?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Andiron on December 17, 2020, 08:40:48 PM
Anne Boleyn, 2nd wife of Henry VIII is now black
Can we please stop rewriting history?

TUDOR FURY Jodie Turner Smith pictured as Anne Boleyn for the first time after new Channel 5 drama sparked race row
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/13481909/jodie-turner-smith-anne-boleyn-pictured-channel-5/



Shakespeare is now black too, why shouldn't boleyn turn out to be a secret queen?  

The whole thing is funny,  but this guy here is a riot

https://youtu.be/WDzPwnctqLM?t=577
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on December 17, 2020, 08:46:26 PM
Does she lead the Cyborg Army to victory?

She nearly did, but some guy with a blue police box and a mechanical dog showed up and ruined the party.

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on December 18, 2020, 09:21:53 AM
Didn't know where else to put this but I guess it belongs here.

Apparently we have someone going around stealing baby Jesus out of manger scenes in the area.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on December 28, 2020, 10:28:55 AM
New York Times celebrates a psychopathic kid:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/26/us/mimi-groves-jimmy-galligan-racial-slurs.html#click=https://t.co/V3lr5bnlJS

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/12/28/what-kind-of-society-is-this-nyt-spotlights-deranged-teen-who-set-out-to-teach-his-white-classmate-a-lesson-by-ruining-her-life/


Oh, and the comments to the NYT article are rather interesting. The majority seem to be supporting the psychopath.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: tokugawa on December 28, 2020, 11:33:58 AM
New York Times celebrates a psychopathic kid:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/26/us/mimi-groves-jimmy-galligan-racial-slurs.html#click=https://t.co/V3lr5bnlJS

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/12/28/what-kind-of-society-is-this-nyt-spotlights-deranged-teen-who-set-out-to-teach-his-white-classmate-a-lesson-by-ruining-her-life/


Oh, and the comments to the NYT article are rather interesting. The majority seem to be supporting the psychopath.

Tells us something about the readership of the NYT.

 The cancel culture bullies are no different than schoolyard bullies of old, except instead of minor harassment, they ruin lives forever.
 It will stop, when they pay a price sufficient to make them stop.
 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on December 28, 2020, 11:35:20 AM
Quote
One of Ms. Groves’s friends, who is Black, said Ms. Groves had personally apologized for the video long before it went viral. Once it did in June, the friend defended Ms. Groves online, prompting criticism from strangers and fellow students. “We’re supposed to educate people,” she wrote in a Snapchat post, “not ruin their lives all because you want to feel a sense of empowerment.”

Looking at the article, sounds like he is a vindictive jerk who is upset because someone else in classes with him made fun of him over his race a few times so he took it out on the cheerleader and others.  Sounds like he was holding a grudge for a while.  Might have just been how the article was written.  It seems to be set up to create that impression.

Also sounds like most of the white kids there are taking their language queues from black culture.  It seems to me that most of them are not racist; quite the opposite.  There are always some jerks in any group.  I guess current trend is to blame everyone for the behavior of those jerks.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Boomhauer on December 28, 2020, 11:55:06 AM
One day they are going to pick the wrong target to cancel and they will pay dearly for ruining someone’s life.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on December 28, 2020, 12:00:15 PM
Also sounds like most of the white kids there are taking their language queues from black culture.  It seems to me that most of them are not racist; quite the opposite.  There are always some jerks in any group.  I guess current trend is to blame everyone for the behavior of those jerks.

I was thinking about that myself. How many black artists write the trashy songs about cop killin' and n-word this, n-word that? Songs that are so popular (another topic) that they make it to top ten charts, and kids of all races are buying them, listening to them, and singing along with them to be cool.

Are the non-black kids not allowed to sing along to the songs that they are purchasing? I would assume that, given population demographics, the black artists are making the most money off white people buying their music. Maybe if they don't want to hear the n-word, don't get it on the top ten charts by putting it in every *expletive deleted*ing song you write.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Cliffh on December 28, 2020, 05:19:43 PM
I was thinking about that myself. How many black artists write the trashy songs about cop killin' and n-word this, n-word that? Songs that are so popular (another topic) that they make it to top ten charts, and kids of all races are buying them, listening to them, and singing along with them to be cool.

Are the non-black kids not allowed to sing along to the songs that they are purchasing? I would assume that, given population demographics, the black artists are making the most money off white people buying their music. Maybe if they don't want to hear the n-word, don't get it on the top ten charts by putting it in every *expletive deleted*ing song you write.

No they're not.

Quote
He said his father was often the only white person at maternal family gatherings, where “the N-word is a term that is thrown around sometimes” by Black relatives. A few years ago, he said his father said it aloud, prompting Mr. Galligan and his sister to quietly take him aside and explain that it was unacceptable, even when joking around.

Either that kid has a lot of balls, or his father doesn't.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: makattak on December 29, 2020, 10:01:16 AM
No they're not.'

Quote
He said his father was often the only white person at maternal family gatherings, where “the N-word is a term that is thrown around sometimes” by Black relatives. A few years ago, he said his father said it aloud, prompting Mr. Galligan and his sister to quietly take him aside and explain that it was unacceptable, even when joking around.

Either that kid has a lot of balls, or his father doesn't.

Seems to me that there's a word that describes having one set of rules for one person, and another set of rules for another person, based entirely on the race of that person.

If only I could remember what that is called....
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: bedlamite on December 29, 2020, 05:26:46 PM
https://twitter.com/davidcrosss/status/1343053684347908097

If he's not careful, he's going to get what he wants.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Fly320s on December 30, 2020, 08:36:41 AM

Seems to me that there's a word that describes having one set of rules for one person, and another set of rules for another person, based entirely on the race of that person.

If only I could remember what that is called....

Liberalism.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Boomhauer on December 30, 2020, 09:41:03 AM
https://twitter.com/davidcrosss/status/1343053684347908097

If he's not careful, he's going to get what he wants.

Tobias Funke the Analrapist wants blood.


Come on 2020, I know you have better!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on December 30, 2020, 09:55:28 AM
Tobias Funke the Analrapist wants blood.


Come on 2020, I know you have better!
This sort of thing illustrates why our elections and the peaceful transition of power between administrations is important.  I wonder if that sort of sentiment is growing and will it get to the point that a President feels they can't give up power without getting crushed.  I believe that was one of the reasons Caesar crossed the Rubicon with is army. 

I guess fewer people really know any history anymore.  I feel I know far less than I should. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Hawkmoon on December 30, 2020, 02:47:15 PM
New York Times celebrates a psychopathic kid:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/26/us/mimi-groves-jimmy-galligan-racial-slurs.html#click=https://t.co/V3lr5bnlJS

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2020/12/28/what-kind-of-society-is-this-nyt-spotlights-deranged-teen-who-set-out-to-teach-his-white-classmate-a-lesson-by-ruining-her-life/


Oh, and the comments to the NYT article are rather interesting. The majority seem to be supporting the psychopath.


Am I correct in thinking that it's still okay for black people to call each other by the 'N' word, it's just not okay for people of notcolor to use it? It seems to me that it people of color want he 'N' word to die out, they should lead the way not using it.

From the article:

Quote
Since the racial reckoning of the summer, many white teenagers, when posting dance videos to social media, no longer sing along with the slur in rap songs. Instead, they raise a finger to pursed lips. “Small things like that really do make a difference,” Mr. Galligan said.

Why is the word in rap songs, and why are rap songs that have the word in it being played?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: zxcvbob on December 30, 2020, 03:12:15 PM
From the article:

Why is the word in rap songs, and why are rap songs that have the word in it being played?

That's a very good point.  The radio stations (and whatever substitutes for radio these days) should refuse to play songs -- rap or otherwise -- that use the word "nigger" or it's derivations.  If the so-called artists want to use the word, that's fine, but they won't get air time.

I would like for the word to be forgotten from lack of use, but blacks are the ones primarily keeping it alive.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on December 30, 2020, 08:43:53 PM
Boston Emancipation Memorial has to go because the SJW see the ex-slave as kneeing before Lincoln despite the fact he's actually rising. Oh, and the memorial was paid for by freed slaves.

Boston removes its Emancipation Memorial that was making residents and visitors ‘uncomfortable’
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2020/12/30/boston-removes-its-emancipation-memorial-that-was-making-residents-and-visitors-uncomfortable/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on January 25, 2021, 05:44:57 PM
Some Hollywood folks are beginning to push back:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/walking-dead-ilan-srulovicz-cancel-culture-media-censorship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXw6S5jHJ5w

(nicely done video, BTW)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: AZRedhawk44 on January 25, 2021, 08:10:50 PM
Anne Boleyn, 2nd wife of Henry VIII is now black
Can we please stop rewriting history?

TUDOR FURY Jodie Turner Smith pictured as Anne Boleyn for the first time after new Channel 5 drama sparked race row
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/13481909/jodie-turner-smith-anne-boleyn-pictured-channel-5/



I think it's past time for someone to remake "Shaft" with a white actor as the titular character.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on January 27, 2021, 10:35:56 AM
Noticed Savage Arms changed their logo https://www.savagearms.com/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: K Frame on January 27, 2021, 10:47:47 AM
Noticed Savage Arms changed their logo https://www.savagearms.com/

They'll be changing the name soon, because it's oh so hurty to... someone.

I'm more (actually less) interested in what's on their home page... the Impulse, their take on the straight pull bolt action rifle...

Hey, let's reinvent a failed wheel so that we can fail again!
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Jim147 on January 27, 2021, 11:52:17 AM
No more Indians at the high school I went to. A few people had been trying to do it for years and finally got it done.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on January 27, 2021, 12:02:37 PM
Speaking of schools
Must pass a woke purity test now to have a school named after you and you most be pure white woke* to pass.

*Or a POC in which case you get an exemption

Quote
Even an elementary school named for current U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will be changed over allegations that she replaced a damaged Confederate flag outside of City Hall when she was the city’s mayor in 1986, according to Courthouse News. She didn’t replace the flag after it was pulled down a second time.

San Francisco school board votes to rename schools honoring Washington, Lincoln, Feinstein, others
https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-school-board-votes-to-rename-schools-honoring-washington-lincoln-feinstein-others

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on February 01, 2021, 02:35:53 PM
Not wanting Chinese food is racist
If she had said "anything but American" the SJWs would have applauded

POPULAR PIZZA CHAIN SLAMMED FOR ALLEGEDLY TONE-DEAF AD
https://www.intheknow.com/2021/01/15/dominos-slammed-over-ad/

Video
Dominos Pizza MELTDOWN! These NPC puritans say the pizza maker went too far!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzu55oCTc8M
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on February 01, 2021, 03:51:25 PM
No more Indians at the high school I went to. A few people had been trying to do it for years and finally got it done.
They got rid of them?   :O
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on February 01, 2021, 03:54:03 PM
Not wanting Chinese food is racist
If she had said "anything but American" the SJWs would have applauded

POPULAR PIZZA CHAIN SLAMMED FOR ALLEGEDLY TONE-DEAF AD
https://www.intheknow.com/2021/01/15/dominos-slammed-over-ad/

Video
Dominos Pizza MELTDOWN! These NPC puritans say the pizza maker went too far!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzu55oCTc8M

Quote
In the weeks following the ad’s release, social media users have criticized the ad for being insensitive, especially during a time when many Chinese businesses across the world are suffering as result of the xenophobia and racism tied to the pandemic. In London alone, for example, Chinese restaurants reported a 50 percent drop in business in early 2020.
Really?  I guess all their 2020 losses were due to racism. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on February 01, 2021, 04:02:42 PM
YouTube has demonetized The Epoch Times:
https://www.theepochtimes.com/support-the-epoch-times-help-defend-independent-news_3680028.html

One can't help but wonder if Beijing had a hand in their decision.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on February 01, 2021, 04:10:21 PM
YouTube has demonetized The Epoch Times:
https://www.theepochtimes.com/support-the-epoch-times-help-defend-independent-news_3680028.html

One can't help but wonder if Beijing had a hand in their decision.

Attacking a paper founded by Chinese immigrants. Isn't that a diversity hate crime?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: just Warren on February 01, 2021, 04:18:10 PM
No, it's nuanced; hater.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on February 03, 2021, 09:00:28 AM
They want to cancel Harry Potter because the author as one commenter put it "dared to suggest biological women are distinct from biological men". Oh the horror!

Vox and IGN fretting over what Harry Potter fans should do since author J.K. Rowling is ‘transphobic’
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2021/02/02/vox-and-ign-fretting-over-what-harry-potter-fans-should-do-since-author-j-k-rowling-is-transphobic/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on February 04, 2021, 06:02:44 PM
Now they're after a 90s computer game  :facepalm:

Quote
What I didn’t remember were the extremely problematic Aliens references, where you come across naked women begging for death encased inside alien parasites. This is precisely where thoughtless reference becomes a big problem, because you always bring some piece of the original context of the reference with you—otherwise the reference would be unintelligible—and that context here, as anyone who’s seen an Alien film should know, is interspecies sexual violence. Her “kill me” line is copied verbatim from the film, making the context unmistakable, yet we’re meant to encounter it as little more than “Aliens reference! Cool!” before we shotgun her in the face and move on.

Thinking you can just cherry-pick loaded cultural symbols like this and arrange them willy-nilly without having to address any of their baggage is typical of masculine gaming culture’s zero-accountability stance that claims bad-faith satire as its persistent alibi. It should seem familiar to you even if you’ve never heard of Duke Nukem, because we’ve spent the last 20 years with more insidious variants of it in games like Grand Theft Auto.

The Hidden, Destructive Legacy of 'Duke Nukem'
https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkdvxb/the-hidden-destructive-legacy-of-duke-nukem

Absolute MORON Slams Duke Nukem & Spectacular Backlash Follows For Male Feminist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWzqryK-ZTw
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Boomhauer on February 04, 2021, 06:36:07 PM
Now they're after a 90s computer game  :facepalm:

The Hidden, Destructive Legacy of 'Duke Nukem'
https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkdvxb/the-hidden-destructive-legacy-of-duke-nukem

Absolute MORON Slams Duke Nukem & Spectacular Backlash Follows For Male Feminist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWzqryK-ZTw

They have always hated Duke Nukem I remember the whining about it when I was a kid.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on February 04, 2021, 06:56:33 PM
Remember that too, then they were mainly attacking the violence. Now they're attacking it over 20 years later over, oh what's the words for what I'm trying to say, non wokness or something like that.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Boomhauer on February 04, 2021, 07:02:56 PM
Remember that too, then they were mainly attacking the violence. Now they're attacking it over 20 years later over, oh what's the words for what I'm trying to say, non wokness or something like that.

They bitched about the portrayal of women too in it back then

These tards make up everything including their wide array of mental illnesses to circle jerk with their peers. It’s pathetic that they are having to reach back over 20 years to offend themselves once more

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on February 04, 2021, 07:04:59 PM
They bitched about the portrayal of women too in it back then

These tards make up everything including their wide array of mental illnesses to circle jerk with their peers. It’s pathetic that they are having to reach back over 20 years to offend themselves once more

They're bored now that Trump is gone
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ron on February 13, 2021, 10:49:47 AM
If any of you are familiar with the Slate Star Codex blogger Scott Alexander (not his real name), he pulled his blog some time ago due to fears of being doxxed by The New Yawk Times.

This guy is no right winger, just a smart guy who talks with other smart guys about current events etc. I used to read him on and off over a few years. He eventually ran afoul of the leftists and they went in after him.

Apparently the writing was on the wall, he knew he was getting doxxed anyway, so he fired up another blog. The NYT finally ran the article where they reveal his name
https://www.unz.com/isteve/scott-alexander-has-now-been-doxed-by-the-ny-times/


https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Scott_Alexander

new blog for those that read him:

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/

I figure there are probably at least a few here who are familiar with him, seems like he would be right up Millcreeks ally.

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ron on February 17, 2021, 11:33:23 AM
PUBLISHING HOUSE BAEN BOOKS ATTACKED BY CANCEL CULTURE

https://monsterhunternation.com/2021/02/16/publishing-house-baen-books-attacked-by-cancel-culture/

Larry Correia:
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Baen Books is a sci-fi/fantasy publishing house that has been around since the early 1980s. They’ve published thousands of titles from hundreds of authors. Baen is notable in our current time period because it is one of the only traditional publishers who does not bend the knee to the woke mob. Our publisher, Toni Weisskopf, truly believes in free speech. Baen’s Bar is one of the oldest forums on the internet. It’s a place for authors and fans to hang out and talk. Today Toni is shutting down the Bar in order to stave off a Parler style cancel culture attack against Baen’s service providers...
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Hawkmoon on February 17, 2021, 01:37:49 PM
PUBLISHING HOUSE BAEN BOOKS ATTACKED BY CANCEL CULTURE

https://monsterhunternation.com/2021/02/16/publishing-house-baen-books-attacked-by-cancel-culture/

Larry Correia:

As a (hopefully) budding author, not long ago I went looking for web forums that dealt with writing and writers. I found and signed up for two of them. One runs (or ran) on vBulletin, the same forum software that The Firing Line and several other forums use. But this writing forum seemed to run awfully slowly compared to any other forum I have ever seen. After some poking around, I learned that they run some sort of filter between the forum host and the members as protection because, in the past, they had been subjected to denial or service attacks.

I thought that was odd. Why would anyone feel a desire or need to attack a forum used by fledgling and non-famous writers? I quickly discovered that the discussion areas that received the most traffic were the current events areas, and posts there had nothing to do with writing or publishing. They were all Orange man Bad posts. In one, someone posted about the increase in the national debt under Trump. I innocently pointed out that, as a percentage, the national debt had increased more during six of Obama's years in office than in any year of Trump's term. I was instantly attacked.

I don't do that forum any more. The other forum I signed up for is about writing and publishing. I'm sure if I had remained on that first forum I would have been cancelled in short order, just for speaking the truth.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: BobR on February 17, 2021, 01:46:08 PM
McCarran airport in Las Vegas under the gun as the County Commissioners have finally sensed the wind blowing hard to the left and voted to re-name McCarran Airport (LAS) after the bastion of political leadership and bringer of great things to Nevada, Harry Reid.

It is because McCarran was a racist, a anti-Semite and xenophobe, although during his tenure in Congress (1933-1954) I am sure he was not the only one.

All they have managed to print about Reid was he was apologetic about saying Obama had a chance because he was "light skinned" and that he only used a "negro dialect" when he wanted to use it.

It will be a while but someday Reid will be cancelled and they will have to rename again, maybe something like Las Vegas International Airport should have been considered.

Personally I think they should have just gone with McKaren.


bob
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on February 17, 2021, 01:55:49 PM
McCarran airport in Las Vegas under the gun as the County Commissioners have finally sensed the wind blowing hard to the left and voted to re-name McCarran Airport (LAS) after the bastion of political leadership and bringer of great things to Nevada, Harry Reid.

It is because McCarran was a racist, a anti-Semite and xenophobe, although during his tenure in Congress (1933-1954) I am sure he was not the only one.

All they have managed to print about Reid was he was apologetic about saying Obama had a chance because he was "light skinned" and that he only used a "negro dialect" when he wanted to use it.

It will be a while but someday Reid will be cancelled and they will have to rename again, maybe something like Las Vegas International Airport should have been considered.

Personally I think they should have just gone with McKaren.


bob

Main airport here went like this
Standiford Field --> Louisville International Airport --> Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport
Call letters are still SDF
Everyone I know still calls it Standiford or just the Airport. The smaller airport here has always been called Bowman Field with no name changes so far since 1919.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: French G. on February 17, 2021, 03:35:32 PM
Y’all need Daley city leadership. “What airport?” Cancel culture with balls and bulldozers.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RoadKingLarry on February 17, 2021, 07:33:07 PM
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It is because McCarran was a racist, a anti-Semite and xenophobe, although during his tenure in Congress (1933-1954)
Yup, a typical democrat.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on February 19, 2021, 08:57:24 AM
I didn't think this was appropriate for the Rush Limbaugh RIP thread. A comparison of obituaries in the MSM:

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2021/02/18/drew-holdens-megathread-comparing-media-obits-for-rush-limbaugh-to-irans-soleimani-and-others-speaks-volumes/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on February 23, 2021, 02:01:36 PM
Next on the chopping block

Chief of Cherokee Nation says 'it's time' for Jeep to stop using tribe's name
https://www.wlky.com/article/cherokee-nation-jeep-stop-using-name/35592333
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on February 23, 2021, 02:22:35 PM
Next on the chopping block

Chief of Cherokee Nation says 'it's time' for Jeep to stop using tribe's name
https://www.wlky.com/article/cherokee-nation-jeep-stop-using-name/35592333
It seems to me that an organized Cherokee Nation group has a lot more justification for demanding someone not use the name than the types of people we are used to hearing from.  I do wonder if they asked them to pay for the name or not.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on February 23, 2021, 02:53:05 PM
Next on the chopping block

Chief of Cherokee Nation says 'it's time' for Jeep to stop using tribe's name
https://www.wlky.com/article/cherokee-nation-jeep-stop-using-name/35592333

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The most recognized example of that type of effort is probably the arrangement between Florida State University and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It includes a scholarship program for students from the reservation. In 2005, the Seminole Tribe issued a resolution calling its relationship with the school a "historic partnership." The Cherokee Nation said it has no such relationship with Jeep.

I suspect this is the crux of the matter. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RoadKingLarry on February 23, 2021, 05:23:28 PM
Next on the chopping block

Chief of Cherokee Nation says 'it's time' for Jeep to stop using tribe's name
https://www.wlky.com/article/cherokee-nation-jeep-stop-using-name/35592333

Too bad they didn't get that worked up over Fauxcahantus claiming to be a Cherokee.
Cherokee nation political platform is pretty much a copy of the DNC with fewer ethics and more corruption.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on February 25, 2021, 01:39:17 PM
Nothing is safe

‘Bigotry ANNIHILATED’! Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head makeover will finally let kids ‘project their own ideas about gender, sexuality, and family onto the toy’
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2021/02/25/bigotry-annihilated-hasbros-mr-potato-head-makeover-will-finally-let-kids-project-their-own-ideas-about-gender-sexuality-and-family-onto-the-toy/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: zxcvbob on February 25, 2021, 01:41:39 PM
Nothing is safe

‘Bigotry ANNIHILATED’! Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head makeover will finally let kids ‘project their own ideas about gender, sexuality, and family onto the toy’
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2021/02/25/bigotry-annihilated-hasbros-mr-potato-head-makeover-will-finally-let-kids-project-their-own-ideas-about-gender-sexuality-and-family-onto-the-toy/

Not as bad as I thought.  (I was afraid they'd given him a removeable dick)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on February 25, 2021, 02:00:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCG3WgYxPkI
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on February 25, 2021, 04:27:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCG3WgYxPkI

Why did I immediately think of Greta Thunberg when I saw that?

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: JTHunter on February 25, 2021, 05:45:59 PM
Why did I immediately think of Greta Thunberg when I saw that?

Because of the "How dare you" response to Buzz's "Man" statement.
Gritty Greta likes to chastise others with the same phrase.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on March 10, 2021, 08:56:34 AM
Newton who?

Apparently some prep schools are renaming basic laws of physics to eliminate references to white men who discovered them.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2021/03/09/bari-weiss-writes-about-affluent-parents-organizing-in-secret-against-elite-prep-schools-going-anti-racist/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on March 11, 2021, 11:54:33 PM
https://youtu.be/N3gUemPbYi0?t=10912

C&Rsenal did a recent Q&A video.  At about the 3:02 mark, a question comes up about them including their pronouns when they do introductions.  It is just funny to listen to.  You can tell they don't deal with that stuff much.   =)
Also, this is part 2 of the Q&A so this is 6 hours or more into Q&A questions.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on March 12, 2021, 06:41:34 AM
https://youtu.be/N3gUemPbYi0?t=10912

C&Rsenal did a recent Q&A video.  At about the 3:02 mark, a question comes up about them including their pronouns when they do introductions.  It is just funny to listen to.  You can tell they don't deal with that stuff much.   =)
Also, this is part 2 of the Q&A so this is 6 hours or more into Q&A questions.

LOL, I hadn't gotten that far yet
One has a beard the other huuuuge......tracks of land. Figure it out.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: MechAg94 on March 12, 2021, 09:00:04 AM
LOL, I hadn't gotten that far yet
One has a beard the other huuuuge......tracks of land. Figure it out.
I cheated.  I saw reference to it elsewhere and had to go find that part of the video.  I just love her initial response.  "....for the guns?...."

I make it through Drachinifel's Q&A videos so I figure I can handle theirs. 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on March 12, 2021, 09:03:05 AM
I cheated.  I saw reference to it elsewhere and had to go find that part of the video.  I just love her initial response.  "....for the guns?...."

I make it through Drachinifel's Q&A videos so I figure I can handle theirs.

Drach puts an hour + long Q&A out every week sometimes twice a/week if you count the live ones. Some are over 3 to 5 hours long
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on March 21, 2021, 09:57:37 AM
Cigna Healthcare's critical race theory class. I don't get some of these. Articulate? Peanut gallery?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ew3wfbIWYAAR3eM?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on March 21, 2021, 10:03:11 AM
Just saw that on twitchy
Try this photo from that story on for size

https://twitter.com/SaysSimonson/status/1373016839064842241/photo/1
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on March 21, 2021, 01:16:56 PM
So much for Monopoly:

https://twitchy.com/brads-313037/2021/03/21/from-monopoly-to-woke-opoly-game-maker-hasbro-wants-to-change-the-popular-game-with-more-socially-conscious-elements/

It's frustrating enough when companies cave to the SJW whiners, but even moreso when the companies cave all on their own.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on March 21, 2021, 02:36:23 PM
So much for Monopoly:

https://twitchy.com/brads-313037/2021/03/21/from-monopoly-to-woke-opoly-game-maker-hasbro-wants-to-change-the-popular-game-with-more-socially-conscious-elements/

It's frustrating enough when companies cave to the SJW whiners, but even moreso when the companies cave all on their own.

Back in  the early 2000s I bought my daughter the Game of Life. Upon opening it I started read the board and noticed compare to The Game Life we had when I was a kid there were no hard decisions or bad consequences to anything in the game. It was all peaches and cream for every player  with no real winners or losers no matter how you played. Was temped to ordered an older one off ebay but the prices were nuts because apparently a lot of people had the same idea I had.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Perd Hapley on March 21, 2021, 03:08:34 PM
Cigna Healthcare's critical race theory class. I don't get some of these. Articulate? Peanut gallery?


Just ask crazy uncle Joe.
https://youtu.be/nxCvTb1KRNA
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: BobR on March 26, 2021, 11:35:32 AM
And now a woke theater director has decided Cinderella is too white so the whole thing was scrapped while we sort out our feelings and re-examine our diversity in hiring.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/minnesota-theater-cancels-its-own-cinderella-production-because-cast-was-too-white

Does this mean Song of the South will be making a resurgence?  ;)

bob
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on March 26, 2021, 12:01:40 PM
And now a woke theater director has decided Cinderella is too white so the whole thing was scrapped while we sort out our feelings and re-examine our diversity in hiring.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/minnesota-theater-cancels-its-own-cinderella-production-because-cast-was-too-white

Does this mean Song of the South will be making a resurgence?  ;)

bob

Shocker that a story that takes place in Europe is all white
The Lion King stage play is 100% black so are they going to cancel it for being too black? Mulan for being too Asian? Of course not.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on April 01, 2021, 10:14:20 AM
Now SpongeBob

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In the episode, a health inspector comes to the Krusty Krab and finds a case of the "Clam Flu" in the restaurant. Upon this discovery, the health inspector quarantines the patrons, and the characters grow anxious. Those who are assumed to have the virus are shunned and tossed in a freezer.

The removal of the "Kwarantined Crab" comes during a time of increased anti-Asian violence in the United States. The episode's storyline reflects feelings of increased isolation and hatred that many Asian communities have experienced since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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Another episode called "Mid-Life Crustacean" has been out of rotation since 2018. In it, SpongeBob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs break into a woman's house and steal her underwear.

Two SpongeBob episodes get pulled by streaming services
https://www.wlky.com/article/2-spongebob-episodes-get-pulled-by-streaming-services/35983994
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ben on April 03, 2021, 12:18:38 PM
Did the Babylon Bee hire Keith Olberman?

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2021/04/03/keith-olbermann-says-the-masters-tournament-in-georgia-also-must-be-boycotted-and-its-name-is-no-coincidence/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: HankB on April 03, 2021, 02:08:53 PM
Newton who?

Apparently some prep schools are renaming basic laws of physics to eliminate references to white men who discovered them.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2021/03/09/bari-weiss-writes-about-affluent-parents-organizing-in-secret-against-elite-prep-schools-going-anti-racist/
Oh, for crying out loud - just be sure to name the basic laws of physics (or any other science) discovered by POC's after the POCs who discovered them.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Angel Eyes on April 03, 2021, 02:15:14 PM
Cigna Healthcare's critical race theory class. I don't get some of these. Articulate? Peanut gallery?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ew3wfbIWYAAR3eM?format=jpg&name=large

According to my employer's mandatory "anti-racism" training, saying "All Lives Matter" is a micro-aggression.

Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on April 03, 2021, 02:19:08 PM
According to my employer's mandatory "anti-racism" training, saying "All Lives Matter" is a micro-aggression.

How about saying "No Lives Matter"?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on April 13, 2021, 05:11:16 PM
There's a few other words I could mention that we could use instead but this is a family* forum


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APStylebook
@APStylebook
Don't use the term mistress for a woman who is in a long-term sexual relationship with, and is financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else. Instead, use an alternative like companion, friend or lover on first reference and provide additional details later.
12:23 PM · Apr 13, 2021

AP Stylebook says the term ‘mistress’ is no longer appropriate
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2021/04/13/ap-stylebook-says-the-term-mistress-is-no-longer-appropriate/

* :rofl:
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: French G. on April 13, 2021, 07:10:44 PM
Ok,  vice presidential candidate it is then.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: RoadKingLarry on April 13, 2021, 07:20:33 PM
There's a few other words I could mention that we could use instead but this is a family* forum


AP Stylebook says the term ‘mistress’ is no longer appropriate
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2021/04/13/ap-stylebook-says-the-term-mistress-is-no-longer-appropriate/

* :rofl:

Is "concubine" no longer in fashion?
How about."side chick"?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Devonai on April 14, 2021, 06:15:04 PM
Ok,  vice presidential candidate it is then.

Pithy.  I like it.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: JTHunter on April 15, 2021, 12:34:13 AM
There's a few other words I could mention that we could use instead but this is a family* forum


AP Stylebook says the term ‘mistress’ is no longer appropriate
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2021/04/13/ap-stylebook-says-the-term-mistress-is-no-longer-appropriate/

* :rofl:

How about "paramour"?  =|
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: TechMan on April 21, 2021, 02:01:19 PM
Well that was quick...sent email on Sunday, gone on Wednesday.

Quote from: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/hfpa-member-philip-berk-ousted-racist-blm-email
Philip Berk, a former president and longtime member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that governs and votes for the annual Golden Globes, has been ousted from the group's board after sending an email that called Black Lives Matter a "hate movement."
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Ron on May 02, 2021, 08:42:16 AM
This Nick Fuentes guy is getting the treatment. I don't know much about him really but here we go with the no-fly list being used to harass the lefts enemies.   

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“America First” host Nick Fuentes has been banned by all the usual Big Tech suspects, along with livestream service DLive, Coinbase, “and every payment processor” for his forceful advocacy of populism, an end to mass migration and protection of the nuclear family. He was scheduled to join Loomer, former Delaware GOP Senate candidate Lauren Witzke (banned from Twitter for calling a pedophilia-flirting transgender activist “demonic”), and me in Palm Beach Tuesday at a rally to push for loophole-free legislation holding Silicon Valley accountable for discriminatory deplatforming.

But Fuentes never got off the ground, because two airlines and Joe Biden’s TSA informed him that he didn’t have “clearance” to fly. He has been charged with no crimes and was blocked from exercising his First Amendment rights to free speech and peaceable assembly.

“The United States is now a country that persecutes its own citizens for political dissent. My placement on the no-fly list constitutes a grave escalation by the federal government against American conservatives,” Fuentes told me. It’s “all the more reason why our Republican representatives in state and federal government must get serious and pass strong legislation that protects the civil liberties of the 75 million people that voted for Donald Trump.”

The article is actually about Desantis and his push to rein in social media censorship.

https://www.unz.com/mmalkin/anti-censorship-legislation-get-it-right/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: Bogie on May 02, 2021, 10:11:32 AM
The fun part is that they won't even tell you, in most cases, why you got zucked.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 23, 2021, 10:47:15 AM
Kowtowing to the SJWs

Indians to change team name to Cleveland Guardians
https://www.wave3.com/2021/07/23/indians-change-team-name-cleveland-guardians/
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: zxcvbob on July 23, 2021, 12:42:07 PM
Kowtowing to the SJWs

Indians to change team name to Cleveland Guardians
https://www.wave3.com/2021/07/23/indians-change-team-name-cleveland-guardians/

I can't get too worked up about this; using a people group as a mascot seems a bit dehumanizing.  But I wonder if any real American Indians* (or India Indians for that matter) actually took offense, or if it was just white women getting offended on their behalf?

*there are no native Americans.  American aborigines came here from Asia.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 23, 2021, 01:05:06 PM
I can't get too worked up about this; using a people group as a mascot seems a bit dehumanizing. 

And yet no outrage over Celtics, Patriots, Vikings, Texans, Pirates, Yankees, Padres, Rangers, Trojans, Mountaineers, Knights, Swedes, Highlanders, Pioneers, Quakers, Vandals, Aggies, Tar Heels, Fighting Irish, Rebels, Spartans, ........... 

As a side note I googled college team names for many of those and Puerto Rico Tarzans and Janes was in the list.  :O

 
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: zxcvbob on July 23, 2021, 01:18:40 PM
And yet no outrage over Celtics, Patriots, Vikings, Texans, Pirates, Yankees, Padres, Rangers, Trojans, Mountaineers, Knights, Swedes, Highlanders, Pioneers, Quakers, Vandals, Aggies, Tar Heels, Fighting Irish, Rebels, Spartans, ........... 

As a side note I googled college team names for many of those and Puerto Rico Tarzans and Janes was in the list.  :O

For about half of those, that's a good point.  The other half is self-identity; not coopting some other people-group.  (I'm an Aggie, btw)  In any case, if "Indians" was even a real problem I doubt it was worth fixing and I wonder who it was that took offense.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: cordex on July 23, 2021, 01:21:25 PM
I agree, it's much more likely that the offense was taken by middle-aged white women and college kids, not the supposedly victimized groups themselves.

As someone descended from Scandihoovians I forgot that I should be upset about the Minnesota Vikings.  Excuse me, I'll be over here shaking my fist at the dehumanizing sportsballs.

Honestly I don't have a problem with a team choosing to change their name, but I can also see the other side of it - namely that people often name their sports teams after things they are proud of, respect, or want to be known for.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: just Warren on July 23, 2021, 01:40:11 PM
I guess being called the Cleveland Caveindians didn't appeal to them.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 23, 2021, 01:41:37 PM
Cleveland River Blaze
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: just Warren on July 23, 2021, 01:43:02 PM
Cleveland Sinkers
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: French G. on July 23, 2021, 02:28:53 PM
Guardians is perfect. The ex Indians never guard a winning record just like the real Indians didn’t do so hot guarding their stuff.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 23, 2021, 02:34:22 PM
Guardians is perfect.

Star Lord just called
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: just Warren on July 23, 2021, 02:35:04 PM
Starlord just called

Who?
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: WLJ on July 23, 2021, 02:38:10 PM
Who?

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61PB8ewiizL._SY445_.jpg)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: TechMan on July 23, 2021, 04:57:35 PM
Should have gone with the Cleveland Rocks...https://youtu.be/i47lyjYF5As (https://youtu.be/i47lyjYF5As)
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: just Warren on July 23, 2021, 07:31:53 PM
Should have gone with the Cleveland Rocks...https://youtu.be/i47lyjYF5As (https://youtu.be/i47lyjYF5As)

They would have but they didn't want people to take them for granite.
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: TommyGunn on July 23, 2021, 10:54:44 PM
They would have but they didn't want people to take them for granite.
:facepalm:
Title: Re: Cancel Culture is Getting Ridiculous
Post by: JTHunter on July 24, 2021, 11:59:59 PM
Cleveland STinkers

FIFY  >:D