Mrs. Grundy Watch: We are offended!! [Darleen Click]
In a so-called “modern” world where Tolerance™ and Acceptance™ are championed as the principle values, the parade of hysteria directed at those that have offended others defies common sense and parody.
Nothing quite demonstrates the idiocy of the anti-gun progressives as a brain-dead Government school confiscating cupcakes because they are decorated with toy soldiers.
The school principal branded the military-themed cupcakes “insensitive” in light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, reports Fox News Radio.
Which makes perfect sense since a psychotic mass-murderer is easily confused with 3″ high US soldiers.
During Friday’s marathon gun control hearing in the Colorado Senate, Republican Sen. Kent Lambert offered an amendment to exempt active military members, veterans and their families from the gun magazine ban.
Enter Sen. Mary Hodge, a disgraceful Dem who urged fellow lawmakers to oppose the exemption because “some of them come back with significant mental health problems.”
And if toy soldiers cause offense, some want to make sure the real ones stay hidden, too.
For 15 years she has proudly served her country as a Royal Navy engineer, risking her life in Afghanistan when she fought against the Taliban.
But far from showing Nicky Howse the respect she deserved as she flew back to her latest posting, Virgin Atlantic staff chose to humiliate her – by demanding that she remove her uniform because it was ‘offensive’.
They warned the 32-year-old helicopter technician she would not be allowed to fly unless she took off her combat fatigues and wore a sleep suit instead.
It isn’t always about icky guns and the dangerous morons who actually have them that causes offense, there ought to be a law about offensive use of a font, too.
A Vermont newspaper defended itself Saturday against accusations of racism over a poster it published in support of a local sports team that read “fry Rice” in type associated with Chinese calligraphy, saying it meant no offense and simply wanted to play on words. [...]
“A fair accusation of racism would at least pre-require the reference to actually be demeaning or degrading,” the editorial said. “Simply invoking ethnic customs (food, dress, design) doesn’t do that, nor does it suggest any kind of characteristic about the culture, its people or a history of oppression by the majority.
But the editorial missed the point, said the president of the Asian American Journalists Association, who had criticized the poster after it was published.
“I’m not criticizing the Caledonian Record for rooting for their home team,” said Paul Cheung, the association’s president. While Cheung does not believe the newspaper’s intention was to be racist, it showed “a lapse of judgment and poor taste.”
“It evoked a racial undertone and a negative stereotype,” said Cheung, who is also interactive and graphics editor for The Associated Press.