Now Ms. Mustafa comes across as a pretty unsympathetic character. She caused a fuss earlier this year when she banned men and white women from a student union event. "If you've been invited and you're a man and/or white PLEASE DON'T COME," she ordered. The declared purpose of the event? To discuss, er, diversity.
When Robert Byrd, a Democratic senator and Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, helpfully elucidates the concept of “white niggers” on the evening news, that’s an unfortunate episode that demands sympathy for the wretched old coot. -Kevin D. Williamson
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act “a great, historic day for equality in America.” He went on: “The idea that allowing two loving, committed people to marry would have a negative impact on anyone else, or on our nation as a whole, has always struck me as absurd.” Pretty strong words from a guy who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act. -David Nather, Politico
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Funny, Oops, Fear, Gay, Tolerance, Diversity, Bigotry
San Francisco, the gay capital of America, is facing invasion from so-called “tech bros,” according to residents of the city’s famous gay districts who are upset by the growing number of straight people in their communities. Historically, the LGBT community had forged its own path in the city, creating its own culture in San Francisco “gayborhoods.”... Quoted in The Guardian, Cleve Jones, a gay activist, saw something that “shocked him” in his local gay bar. “The tech bros had taken over The Mix. They commanded the pool table and the patio. These big, loud, butch guys. It was scary,” he said.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Character, Funny, Racism, Bigotry
Whether they know it or not, white women who practice belly dance are engaging in appropriation... Google the term “belly dance” and the first images the search engine offers are of white women in flowing, diaphanous skirts, playing at brownness. How did this become acceptable?... This dance form is originally ours, and does not exist so that white women can have a better sense of community; can gain a deeper sense of sisterhood with each other; can reclaim their bodies; can celebrate their sexualities; can perform for the female gaze. Just because a white woman doesn’t profit from her performance doesn’t mean she’s not appropriating a culture.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Election, Funny
Despite 75 percent of North Carolinians agreeing that some form of voter identification is necessary and eight out of 10 residents considering the law to be fair to all voters, there have been large protests in the state's capital against requiring voters to show a form of identification... "Moral March" against voter ID: In order to attend the march, march organizers have required that a marcher must bring one of the forms of ID that they would have to show at a voting booth.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Funny, Oops
But Mr. Moore does not appreciate being bothered himself, as Alan Edelstein discovered. After he was fired by Mr. Moore, Mr. Edelstein tried borrowing the technique Mr. Moore had applied to G.M.'s Roger Smith in the film ''Roger & Me'': showing up uninvited with a camera and trying to get an answer from a boss who has decided to downsize. Mr. Moore responded by filing a complaint with the New York police accusing Mr. Edelstein of aggravated harassment, menacing and criminal trespassing.
The New Republic's latest cover makes the bold allegation that Republicans are the party of white people. That contention might provoke less levity if the New Republic had ever had an editor who wasn't white. -Judith Levy
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Character, Oops, Feminism, Sexism, Stereotyping, Bigotry
Feinstein said that women are more effective working in Congress because of these traits that they bring to the table. "We're less on testosterone," Feinstein said. "We don't have that need to always be confrontational. And I think we're problem solvers, and I think that's what this country needs." Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, agreed. "Maybe it is the testosterone that you speak to, Dianne, or the ego that is attached there. .... (Here's my re-write to illustrate the absurdity -Randy Breitbart):... Smith said that men are more effective working in Congress because of these traits that they bring to the table. "We're less on estrogen", Smith said. "We don't need go off and have a good cry. And I think we're rational and logical, and I think that's what this country needs." Sen. Fred Jones, R-Alaska, agreed. "Maybe it is the estrogen that you speak to, Bob, or the emotion and mood swings attached there."
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Violence, Character, Misogyny
It’s a darned good thing that the person holding the sign that says, “Hope she chokes” (with the Obama logo a nice touch, by the way) is doing so in Eugene’s “hate-free zone.”
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Funny, Protest
Down with Evil Corporations
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Funny, Brilliance, Oops, Protest
"Look at these kids, sitting here with their Apple computers,” he said. “Apple, one of the biggest monopolies in the world. It trades at $400 a share. Do they even know that?”