Here we go again, hypersensitivity is killing our right to speak. No, the government is not coming after us, but what good is liberty if you are afraid to use it?
In light of accusations that his use of a racial slur led to the abrupt end of his four-decade long radio career, the former voice of the Indianapolis Colts, Bob Lamey, released a statement Tuesday night that acknowledged his use of “an inappropriate word.”
The statement comes in response to a report on WTHR.com that claims Lamey used a racial slur during the retelling of a story last week after a radio interview at Colts training camp. A complaint from a radio employee, WTHR.com reports, was made to the human resources department at Emmis Communications, which then contacted the Colts.
The team announced Lamey’s surprise retirement on Sunday. He had decided to return for what would’ve been a 32nd season earlier this spring.
“Bob Lamey, the former Voice of the Colts, retired from the Indianapolis Colts on August 18 following a career that spanned over four decades,” Lamey’s attorney, James Voyles, said in a statement.
So, now we are no longer allowed to say “inappropriate” words, even when quoting someone or recounting a story? It sounds like the man simply recounted a story and some social justice warrior contracted Offendeditis, and well, goodbye career. Very sad. Again, what good is liberty if you are afraid to use it?
OUMOU KANOUTE is a black student at Smith College with a summer job on campus. This is what happened as she ate lunch in a mostly empty dining hall one day last week:
A college employee saw her “laying on the couch” alone, mistook her for an unfamiliar male who “seem[ed] to be out of place,” and phoned the campus police. An unarmed officer was sent to check things out. He spoke politely to Kanoute, saw nothing was amiss, and left her in peace.
Here’s what didn’t happen:
The UK has already pretty much banned most privately owned firearms, but, they’ve never had anything like a 2nd Amendment (and Britain is rather the reason the U.S. has said Amendment). Now they are working hard on knife control
A judge has called for a drastic rethink on the way we use knives in kitchens in a bid to reduce the number of young men dying on our streets because of knife crime.
And he has come up with an idea for a scheme that could be rolled out across the UK where members of the public could take their kitchen knives to be ‘modified’ and the points ground down into rounded ends.
This comes from Judge Nic Madge, who last month jailed Jordon Worth, of Stewartby, Bedfordshire, for seven-and-a-half years after she inflicted a catalogue of injuries on her boyfriend Alex Skeel.
Judge Madge has now come out to say that the use of headline grabbing Rambo knives and samurai swords was relatively rare and it was was the points of ordinary kitchen knives that was causing the soaring loss of life among youngsters.
‘But why we do need 8′ or 10′ kitchen knives with points? Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an 8′ or 10′ knife? Rarely, if at all,’ he said.
At the moment police forces hold ‘amnesties’ where bins are placed outside police station and members of the public can get rid of lethal weapons – no questions asked.
Take this as a lesson on how leftism works. They ban guns because “violent crime”. Violent crime does not decrease, rather in the UK it is going up. So, what does the left do, they began “knife control”. This of course will not work, but will the left ever reverse course? No, of course not, to do so would show they grasp the failures of leftism. One day, do not be stunned to see self-defense/martial arts classes banned in the UK.
Now that the Boy Scouts have completely succumbed to the bullying of social engineers by dropping the word “Boy” from their name so as to be more “inclusive,” their motto “Be prepared” has a new meaning. They will pass out condoms at the World Scout Jamboree to be held in West Virginia this summer.
The theme of the jamboree is “Unlock a New World.” This new world is nothing that you would want your kids to be a part of.
An alternative to the defeated Boy Scouts is Trail Life USA. Its Chairman of the Board is Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger, who issued a response:
“The fact that they are requiring that condoms be ‘readily accessible’ and are communicating this to everyone– including youth participants–shows that the BSA is both anticipating and facilitating sexual conduct between minors at this event. These policies are both outrageous and completely irresponsible.”
Another word for Leftism is Progressivism, and boy how it progresses. Sorta like a malignant tumor
Evergreen State College has become emblematic of academia’s decline as it succumbs to radical moonbattery:
Between 500 and 600 fewer students will attend Evergreen State College next fall than in 2017, according to internal estimates. That means projected full-time enrollment is down as much as 17% from 3,500 last fall.
The moonbattery started to spin out of control when biology prof Bret Weinstein objected to a “Day of Absence,” during which Caucasians were forbidden to come on campus. Educrats effectively sided with the cultural Marxist mob that came after him rather than let police restore order.
Evergreen is explicitly left-wing even by the standards of academia. But too much is too much, even for some moonbats.
Kirsten Shockey of Oregon … and her husband lean left. Their son Jakob attended Evergreen, and they assumed their daughter would, too. But they were alarmed by what she called the “witch hunt” atmosphere and “erosion of free speech” on campus. As decision time approached, Ms. Shockey told [Evergreen President George] Bridges in an email, “we are watching closely.”
They didn’t like what they saw. Ms. Shockey’s daughter crossed Evergreen off her list, following the advice of her brother. “The way identity politics played out looked to us like a university going from a place of learning to a new type of anti-intellectualism,” Ms. Shockey later told me. “Free speech and good discourse was lost—and then good teachers,” she added. “This is about where the alt-left seems to be taking us.”