(WaPo) “Antarctic sea ice hit 35-year record high Saturday.” As one could predict without reading the article, the Washington Post (progressive publication) attributes the expanding sea ice to…wait for it…”Global Warming”. The article cites suspicious vortexes as the potential cause even while predicting that the ice will melt, seas will rise, etc. To assert anything else would be to reveal themselves as “climate deniers”, repudiating “settled science”.
(h/t John D. for putting me onto this)
(Daily Caller) Canada passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made to take anti-bias training.
Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-16, which puts “gender identity” and “gender expression” into both the country’s Human Rights Code, as well as the hate crime category of its Criminal Code by a vote of 67-11.
“Great news,” announced Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister.
USA – Supreme Court Declares that “Hate Speech” is Free Speech
Matal v Tam
(National Review) With the Left feverishly attempting to squash unwelcome speech on college campuses, with the president of the United States musing about tightening libel laws, with prominent liberals asserting that so-called hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment, free speech in America at least has one reliable friend — the Supreme Court of the United States.
In a firm 8-0 decision, the court slapped down the Patent and Trademark Office for denying a band federal trademark registration for the name “The Slants,” a derogatory term for Asian-Americans. The case involves a very small corner of federal law, but implicates the broader logic of political correctness, which is that speech should be silenced for the greater good if there is a chance that someone, somewhere might be offended by it.
Read the entire article.
At the Dos' office yeaterday- the forms all now have this "social profiling section".
Before that though, you had to id your sex- Male, Female, or "other". I don't really give a shit what people think they are, but when a scientific based field starts acknowledging more than two sexes we are creeping toward waving bones around and consulting our medicine bags for cures. so I wrote the usual curmudgeons response. "PC bullshit". Do we really want a doctor who believes there are more than two sexes?
For the vindictive, this is a great way to harrass people- just claim they refused to address with the desired pronoun.
It's not necessarily the case that the doctor believes that nonsense. There are very few practices where the MDs are truly in charge. Even what appear to be small private practices are generally affiliated with some large clinic or hospital, and those are run by business, finance and God help us, "Human Resources" types. Even those (except maybe the idiots in HR) know the 57 genders thing is bullshit, but rainbow pansexual diversity is the corporate line, so those craven @$$holes not only toe the line, but enforce it enthusiastically. One reason I'm out of that racket.
As to curmudgeon answers. On the "race/ethnicity" question I check "prefer not to disclose" if that is an option in the list. If it's fill in the blank then I write "none of your business" if it's a small blank, and "Oh, how shall we every achieve our colorblind utopia if you people keep obsessing about race?" if they made the mistake of leaving a large space.
>court slapped down the Patent and Trademark Office for denying a band federal trademark registration for the name “The Slants”
Hah! A chink the wall of the PC edifice. Good on the SC. The progressive PC monstrosity looks so big, but it's like eating an elephant: bite by bite – a nip here, a nip there, and before you know it, Zip! the elephant is gone, except for the bones and maybe some weird gook that even scavengers won't touch.
And who knew the Chrysler G-engine was racist?
I could accept three genders: Male/Female/Confused. The "Confused" gender would incorporate the bulk of the progressive movement.
Or in the alternative: Male/Female/Progressive
But I'm with Raven. It's depressing when the medical community signals that there are more genders than male or female.
Everything is racist, Mike_C – even religion. Islam is a faith, not a race, but you can't convince a progressive of that fact.
Even global warming is racist. I don't know how they pull that off, but apparently it is.
It's now against the law in Canada to be offended. Well that'll sort everything out then, won't it.
The word "pathetic" springs to mind.
I don't know how many Canadian men identify as "she" but I do know that Calgary has a gay Muslim Mayor.
Hmm. How to get to Alaska when we go for a visit, without going through Canada. Will have to find the shortest ALCAN route, drive the truck with the spare tank and hope we don't actually have to stop and talk to someone!
It would seem only he Antarctic knows we are overdue for an ice age…
If he's a gay Muslim, isn't he obliged to hack his own head off? You might suggest that the next time you head off to the cold and forbidding north…except it may be a crime to make the suggestion.
If you take the basic ALCAN route and end up in custody, I'll send you a cake with a file baked into it.
Ah, Canada! Lovely place to visit once you get past the Stasi manning the border check points.
Thank you, LL!
It would indeed be a crime. As the girl (don't remember her name) found out her talked her boyfriend into killing himself…
A gay Mohammedan should know to kill himself without an outside suggestion. He'd merely be doing what the Qur'an told him to do.
I've had similar experiences with the border guards. Which is interesting because there are a lot of places where you can simply drive one way or another across the border on a dirt road – or you used to. I haven't done that for quite some time.
In my pea brain I see ice being made of the water around the area. When it hardens, the sea level will drop 15 zillion, zillion inches. Then when the ice melts, the sea will rise 15 zillion, zillion inches. No flooding, no ocean front property in Atlanta. So… keep it simple stupid (KISS) is my motto.
And I have to wonder about Justin Trudeau's gender, anyway.
Or if Justin Trudeau is actually Fidel Castro's biological son.
There are only two genders, far as I know from the good book.
As I get older I tend to get into filling out all those stupid forms we have now in various and sundry non pc ways.
I tend to just put Space Cadet…
Today the "good book" is something by Barack (ghost written by Bill Ayers, a Weather Underground terrorist) – to progressive America.
Bull, not on my watch it isn't.
Global warming is racist because of New Orleans.
get a rainbow sticker and an "I LUV Cats" sticker, a BERNIE! sticker on the car and you'll fly through
I'm OK with blaming the Big Easy.
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