Salon Selective Outrage

See if you can spot the logical inconsistency here.

Stay classy, Salon. (h/t SexyPatriots)

Abandon All Hope…

11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13 Nor is it beyond the […]

Bialystock and Bloom Take Up Dance Team Coaching

Story from The Guardian (UK):

A girls’ cheer-dance team in Mexico has drawn criticism for a routine in which they displayed flags with swastikas, dressed in pseudo-military outfits and one girl tossed a Nazi salute to the crowd.

The performance by about two dozen girls aged 10 to 16 came at a cheer-dance competition […]

Thursday Open Thread

The author, Jamie Bartlett was on NPR’s “Fresh Air” podcast today… the book sounds fascinating. Here’s the Amazon blurb:

Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit – a world of Google, Hotmail, Facebook and Amazon – lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is […]

Diss-Ablility

Chloe Jennings-White adjusts leg braces at her home on May 16, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She wears leg braces even though she does not need them.

Step aside Bruce Jenner — make for the transabled. Canada’s The National Post gives us: “Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’ people feel like impostors […]

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

Life imitates art in the United Kingdom. Let’s just call her Britain… just Britain.

The BBC will make the unemployed and low-paid workers compete against each other for a cash prize in a controversial Hunger Games-type show to find “Britain’s Hardest Grafter”.

Only the UK’s lowest-paid workers will be invited to compete to “show […]

GamerGate and How Radical Feminism (Inadvertently) Broke the Left’s Grasp on Millennial Men

So the GamerGate movement was recently in the news again after leftists, egged on by a liberal Salon columnist, interrupted a GamerGate supporters’ event in Washington D.C. by calling in a bomb threat. And this was after repeated unsuccessful attempts to get the event cancelled by harassing the venue owner. Now, you may have […]

FDR -- Federally Dictated Racism

NPR had a great piece a few days ago about how New Deal policies created racially segregated neighborhoods where none had existed.

Fifty years after the repeal of Jim Crow, many African-Americans still live in segregated ghettos in the country’s metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, has spent […]

How Do You Spell Hypocrite? M-S-N-B-C

The valiant class warriors over at MSNBC have a very taxing problem on their hands:

MSNBC’s hosts and guests regularly call for higher taxes on the rich, condemning wealthy individuals and corporations who don’t pay their taxes or make use of loopholes. But recent reports, as well as records reviewed by National Review, show […]

Wednesday Open Thread