political correctness

Group sues Boston for banning Christian flag, approving 284 others

The city of Boston, Mass. is being sued for religious discrimination for banning the Christian flag while permitting 284 others, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week. Hal Shurtleff, the director and co-founder of Camp Constitution, asked the city to fly the Christian flag, an inter-denominational symbol, as part of Constitution Day on Sep. 17, 2017, for a one-hour event. But the city banned its appearance, saying no non-secular flags could be flown. “There’s no question that it is an unconstitutional act and originally said it was a violation of the First Amendment, which I find ironic,” Shurtleff told Fox News. “I’m optimistic the lawsuit will go our way.” Shurtleff said the city would have accepted it if they had called it the Camp Constitution flag instead of the Christian flag. The group was planning an event with pastors encouraging racial reconciliation, freedom in the United States, and celebrating the link between Christianity and the United States, ending with the presentation of the Christian flag. But after the city’s rejection, the event was canceled. Matthew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, a religious freedom law firm representing Shurtleff, slammed the city for the decision, which they made again in 2018. “Censoring religious viewpoints in a public forum where secular viewpoints are permitted violates the First Amendment,” Staver said in a statement. “Boston city officials may not ban the Christian flag as part of a privately-sponsored event when they allow any other flag by numerous private organizations. It’s time for the court to stop the city’s unconstitutional censorship.” A federal court and appeals court previously ruled against Shurtleff, but the new lawsuit has new “key facts” that Liberty Counsel believes will “compel a result in Camp Constitution’s favor.” One is that the city allowed the Turkish flag — with its Islamic star and crescent — to be raised on city hall flagpoles 13 times since 2005, according to the suit. The city has also allowed the Communist Chinese flag to commemorate the anniversary of the Chinese Communist revolution, Cuban, and Vatican flags to fly along with transgender and LGBTQ flags, which were not mentioned in the lawsuit. “Yet, despite all of these many flag raisings containing religious symbols and imagery, and the City’s allowing the official flag of the Catholic Church, Camp Constitution’s proposed flag raising was denied because it was ‘religious,’” the suit states. “There can be no dispute that the City’s denial impermissibly discriminated between religion and non-religion, and discriminated between religious sects. Both violate the Establishment Clause.”

Exactly!

Watch: ‘Killing Free Speech’ Documentary Exposes Far-Left Propaganda in Schools

Independent filmmaker Michael Hansen has a new documentary out titled Killing Free Speech. It features internal emails from a New Jersey school showing teachers pushing political propaganda in the wake of President Trump’s travel ban. The documentary shows a teacher encouraging colleagues to wear hijabs and/or burkas, and distribute pamphlets in solidarity with Muslims to protest Trump’s policies — even though the White House’s restrictions on travel from countries, erroneously described as a “Muslim ban” by his opponents in the media, includes North Korea, a non-Muslim country. Hansen interviews the school principal who claims to know nothing about the agitation, even though Hansen obtains staff emails showing she had been made aware of it. “Everyone is allowed to have their own opinion on this issue, however, the administration is using this school as a platform to push their political agenda,” explains Hansen. Killing Free Speech is the second documentary released by Hansen, the first being Killing Europe, a feature about mass migration from Muslim countries into Europe. A planned screening of Killing Europe was canceled by the Ottawa Public Library last year following pressure from left-wing activists. Killing Free Speech: Part 1 depicts the rise of street violence by the extremist “Antifa” movement in the United States, as well as campaigns of pressure by CAIR and other groups to shut down political expression they disagree with. Click here to watch part one of Hansen’s documentary, which features the investigation. Part two is scheduled for release later this year.

Opinion/Analysis: Mad magazine is heading for reruns – blame leftist political correctness

You could tell Mad magazine was in trouble when President Trump hilariously compared South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg to Alfred E. Neuman, the perennial man-child cartoon mascot of the satirical publication – and Mayor Pete claimed he’d never heard of Neuman. “I’ll be honest. I had to Google that,” the 37-year-old mayor and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination said in May in response to the Trump put-down. “I guess it’s just a generational thing. I didn’t get the reference. It’s kind of funny, I guess.” Someone who wants to be president of the United States has never heard of one of the major figures in American history? Amazing. But hey, odds are that Neuman has never heard of Buttigieg either. It’s a generational thing. Unfortunately, the fact that younger folks like Mayor Pete – particularly those on the left – are not fans of the humor magazine is a big factor leading to a sad announcement this week: Alfred E. Neuman and the magazine that I and millions of others grew up loving are headed for retirement. The publisher of Mad magazine announced that after its fall issue Mad will largely stop running new material and simply reprint material from its 67-year run that produced 550 issues. Special editions at the end of the year will have new material. In other words, like a lot of older folks, senior citizen Neuman (who looks remarkably good for his age) and his elderly colleagues at Mad will spend their golden years telling old stories from decades past. And a lot of young people won’t care. You can blame the shuttering of Mad on changing demographics, the demise of the magazine industry and other factors. But a major reason the magazine is disappearing is simple: the left can’t take a joke. Never have I met a more humorless group of people than oh-so politically correct progressives. Nothing is funny to them, because everything is potentially offensive to someone. Heaven forbid that a delicate little snowflake should be triggered by a microaggression and be traumatized for a minute or two. I’m not talking about inappropriate humor or ethnic jokes. I’m just talking about life in general. As the expression goes, if you don’t recognize that the joke’s on you, you’re missing the whole point of human existence. Mad magazine was a mainstay of my adolescent and teenage years, and I confess I still buy a copy at the airport every so often to entertain myself on a long flight. The magazine’s editors, artists and writers have long had an amazingly uncanny ability to recognize – and take down – anyone or anything taking himself or itself too seriously. That included movies, TV shows, Democratic and Republican politicians, social mores, and even the Cold War itself. The struggle between the U.S. and the evil communist menace out to conquer the world was brilliantly spoofed in cartoons called Spy vs. Spy, in which the good guys and bad guys were pretty much indistinguishable due to their similar tactics and cluelessness. It’s easy to dismiss Mad’s aesthetic as puerile, but the humor was much more sophisticated than many people realized. The genius behind Mad – shaggy-bearded publisher William Gaines – was legendary to us adolescents, because he made us laugh by skewering the rich, famous and powerful. At home we were taught to be polite and respectful to our elders – but Mad magazine enabled us to laugh hysterically at their stupidity and pomposity. Gaines’ magazine might have been low art, but he loved high culture, too. When I was in 11th grade, I remember seeing Gaines in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, where he was presumably drawing inspiration for the next issue. The great funnyman Steve Allen made a comment in a book about humor, saying that “the jester performs at the pleasure of the king.” In other words, it’s up to whoever rules in society to decide what’s funny. Today the people who dominate public conversations are essentially humorless individuals who couldn’t tell a punchline from a punch in the nose. Jokes once considered funny are now considered offensive and sometimes even branded as hate speech. As a result, few things are considered acceptable targets for ridicule. And frankly, that ridiculous. These days, comedy itself is a dying art.

No kidding…  For more on this outstanding op/ed by Michael Levin, click on the text above..  Excellent!!    🙂

Idaho mayor says ‘NO WAY, NO CHANCE’ to PETA’s request to rename Chicken Dinner Road

The mayor of a small Idaho town said there was “NO WAY, NO CHANCE” he would consider a request from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to rename a street called Chicken Dinner Road to something more fowl-friendly. PETA sent Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas a letter on July 3 asking him to change the name of the mostly deserted rural road. The animal-rights group said it opposes “speciesism” and asked the name be changed to just Chicken Road. “Just like dogs, cats, and human beings, chickens feel pain and fear and value their own lives,” said the letter from Tracy Reiman, PETA’s executive vice president. “PETA is asking Mayor Nancolas to change this road’s name to one that celebrates chickens as individuals, not as beings to kill, chop up, and label as ‘dinner.’” Nancolas responded to the group in snarky fashion in a July 4 Facebook post. “When I first received the letter, I thought it was a joke,” he wrote. “I literally laughed! When I realized the letter was for real, it made me extremely irritated that they would waste our time with such a ridiculous request!” The road in question is not even in Caldwell’s jurisdiction, the mayor said, adding that even it if was, there would be “NO WAY, NO CHANCE I would ever consider this truly unbelievable request!!” The road is the responsibility of Canyon County, the Idaho Statesman reported. Most locals agree the road was named after Laura Lamb, who lived along the road and was known in the 1930s for her fried chicken.

What a great story!  Kudos to Mayor Nancolas for standing up to, and calling out the PETA bullies.  Outstanding!!    🙂

Betsy Ross flag now decried by 2020 Dems, pundits was flown during Obama’s 2nd inauguration

While Democrats and media pundits pounce to decry the Betsy Ross flag as racially problematic — with one even likening the symbol to Nazi swastikas — the very same flag flew prominently during then-President Barack Obama’s second inauguration ceremony in 2013. The reminder that the flag was displayed during Obama’s inauguration came amid the controversy from Nike halting the release of shoes bearing the flag, which flew during the Revolutionary War. The company worried that the flag could “unintentionally offend” people, after controversial football player Colin Kaepernick expressed concern over the design, claiming it recalled the slavery era and has been appropriated by white nationalists. The controversy quickly worked its way into the national political bloodstream, with some Democratic presidential candidates siding with Nike. President Trump’s campaign fired back by noting the flag’s otherwise broad appeal. “Democrats running for president have officially lost it. Beto & Castro strongly imply that the Betsy Ross flag is a symbol of hatred. Do the rest of the Dems agree? Pictured here, of course, is the notorious flag prominently featured at President Obama’s 2nd inauguration,” tweeted Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, also mocked those suddenly criticizing the flag, tweeting that “weird that no one had a problem with The Betsy Ross Flag when it flew over Obama’s inauguration.” Liberal pundits and 2020 presidential candidates alike jumped on the controversy, with former HUD Secretary Julián Castro saying he was “glad to see” Nike removed the shoes over the “painful” symbol that he compared to the Confederate flag. “There are a lot of things in our history that are still very painful,” Castro told CBS News. As an example, he cited “the Confederate flag that still flies in some places and is used as a symbol.” Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, meanwhile, also gave thumbs up for Nike’s decision, noting that “white nationalist groups” have “appropriated” the Betsy Ross flag, without providing evidence.

One thing we love to do here at The Daily Buzz is to show the brazen hypocrisy of the left.  This story is an example of that.  Colin K., and all of these Dems never had any problem with the so-called “Betsy Ross” American flag when it hung behind then-President Obama at his 2nd inaugural in two prominent positions.  in fact, it’s never been an issue at all!  But, when Trump became President, suddenly it became a symbol of slavery and white supremacy; both of which are factually, historically inaccurate and  simply ridiculous.  Then again, the left isn’t interested in facts or history.  They’re just interested in dividing America, and history revisionism to serve their liberal, anti-America agenda.

Tucker Carlson: The modern Democratic Party is obsessed with race. But Americans care about things that matter

The Democratic Party is a diverse coalition, as they themselves will relentlessly tell you. But diversity doesn’t mean Democrats are united. Increasingly, it means a party defined by identity politics, and that means conflict. In the Democratic Party, skin color matters above all. Some colors are good. Some colors are bad. Your worth as a person depends on what you look like, as people on cable news will tell you. Symone Sanders, former national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign said, “In my opinion, we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now. The Democratic Party is diverse, and it should be reflected as so in leadership and throughout the staff, at the highest levels.” Harry Enten, CNN analyst said, “I will point out, though, another white male … I’m very suspect of that. This year, going into a Democratic primary, with women doing well in the African-American base of the Democratic Party, I’m not sure it’s the time to nominate a white man.” And David Gregory, CNN said, “Joe Biden understands that this modern Democratic Party is going to sit back and say, “Really? We want a 76-year-old white man?” This is propaganda. America is not a racist country. America elected Barack Obama — twice. Overwhelmingly. Americans believe our national identity is not defined by skin color, thank God. Americans believe that people deserve equal opportunity and equal treatment, regardless of what they look like. The old Democratic Party claimed to believe all that, too. No longer. In the new Democratic Party, race means everything. During last week’s Democratic debates, each candidate took a turn denouncing America as immoral and bigoted. Pete Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend, Ind. He knows that police in his city are doing their best to keep citizens safe. But saying that won’t get him the Democratic nomination. So on Thursday, Buttigieg attacked his own police department and his own city, as racist. “This is an issue that is facing our community and so many communities around the country,” he said. “And until we move policing out from the shadow of systemic racism, whatever this particular incident teaches us, we will be left with the bigger problem of the fact that there is a wall of mistrust put up, one racist act at a time. Not just from what’s happened in the past, but from what’s happening around the country in the present.” And so it went. When they weren’t promising to give America’s wealth to the rest of the world, Democrats attacked each other as bigots. Sen. Kamala Harris clearly believes she can become president by calling other people racist. She began with Joe Biden: “I’m going to now direct this at Vice President Biden. I do not believe you are a racist, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. And, you know, there was a little girl in California, who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me.” Oh barf. So, Kamala Harris is saying if you oppose busing — an insane and destructive policy that most black people say they hate — you’re a racist. That’s Kamala Harris’ position. Over on MSNBC, the guiltiest anchor on television cringed with self-loathing. What a good person you are, he said to Harris. You have every right to hate people like me for the way we look. Chris Matthews, MSNBC host said, “This is really important to people of all backgrounds and ethnicities — I don’t like the word race. How did you come out of that and not have hatred toward white people generally?” How destructive. This is the modern Democratic Party: All race, all the time. Americans don’t want this. They’re not racially-obsessed unlike the buffoons running for office and most other cable news shows. They care about jobs, security and fairness. The press insists on pitting black against white, Kamala Harris versus Joe Biden. But real life is far more complicated than that. For example, Biden’s strongest constituency is black voters. Harris’ base, meanwhile, is young, educated white liberals. In fact, many black voters appear skeptical of Harris. One recently tweeted that Harris’ life story doesn’t bear much resemblance to that of most African Americans, since her parents were from India and Jamaica. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted that observation. For that, CNN denounced him as a terrifying racist. But wait. It turns out that no less an authority than “Don L’mon” (Don Lemon) of CNN said virtually the exact same thing just a few months ago. Click here to watch for yourself, and read the rest of this article.

Kudos to Tucker for having the courage to call out these self-righteous, hypocritical losers in the Democrat party, and their accomplices in the dominantly liberal mainstream media, for this pathological obsession with race.  Don’t know about you, but I’m SO over this whole racial nonsense.  Thanks Tucker!

Holocaust survivors respond to AOC’s ‘concentration camp’ comments in new video

Two holocaust survivors responded to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s concentration camp comments earlier this month, and their feelings were resoundingly negative. AOC, D-N.Y., faced backlash for comparing border detention facilities to concentration camps during a June 17 Instagram broadcast and drew criticism from her own party. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, came out against her comments and called her “wrong” for comparing “entirely different realities.” “I respect her greatly and I feel very close to her in terms of philosophy, but of course she was wrong,” he said. “You cannot compare — what the Nazis did in concentration camps, unfortunately, is without any historical — I mean, it’s a horrible moment in history. There is no way to compare.” The two Holocaust survivors, Sami Steigmann and David Tuck, sat for an interview with Turning Point USA and said AOC’s comments were ignorant and full of hubris. “AOC — look at me. My name is Sami Steigmann. I am a holocaust survivor. I went through it. How can you — looking at my face, telling me that the camps we have in the South are concentration camps? What you are doing is you are insulting every victim of the Holocaust. Shame on you!” Steigmann said. “I’m not only a Holocaust survivor, I was in a labor camp … I was subjected to medical experiments and, later on, a German woman saved my life, when I came to the stage of dying of starvation.” Tuck, who has been through four concentration camps, said AOC’s comments were purely political and don’t reflect reality. “My name is David Tuck. I’m a holocaust survivor. I was in four concentration camps. We have no concentration camps [in America],” he said. “This is just a political comment. She’s in politics. She’s looking out for herself. There must be a purpose, a reason. Why would she say it? She wants to be popular? You can’t be popular by annihilating other people. Don’t talk to me about concentration camps,” he continued. Tuck went on to describe his experience in the camps, including the infamous Auschwitz camp in Poland and called America the greatest country in the world.

AOC is an offensive, self-righteous, disgusting, moron.  Glad to see these actual, real, courageous concentration camp survivors calling her out on her outrageous bs.  To see the video of these two great men, and/or read the rest of the article, click on the text above.