HuffPost describing why Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is ‘problematic’ shows why progressives are impossible to parody

Here’s even more proof that when there are progressives around, there’s no need for humorists, satirists or comedy writers in general:

Imagine living your life that way!

PC v1.0 gets devoured by PC v2.0 as college cancels Vagina Monologues because ‘not all women have vaginas’ or something

Satire dies yet again

We’ve now reached the point in time that future anthropologists will probably dub the “WTF Epoch” as even political correctness is now not politically correct enough. Case in point:

Leaders at a college in Michigan decided to cancel its production of “The Vagina Monologues” because it’s discriminatory, given “not all women have vaginas.”

The women’s resource center at Eastern Michigan University put the kibosh on the famous production since it caters only to women who have the physical anatomy that accompanies the female sex, according to The Ann Arbor News.

The decision came after the resource center conducted a survey, asking respondents about “The Vagina Monologues.” Those opposed to the drama said they were concerned about the fact that the production excludes some women, namely those who don’t have vaginas.

Like a dying star, political correctness expanded and became super bright and is now actually collapsing into itself. Someday it’s possible that we’ll learn the extinction of PC was caused by PC itself.

(h/t Moonbattery)

‘First Man’ actor & director wanted Apollo 11 film to ‘reflect Neil’ Armstrong, except for that one historic moment

Go figure

When it comes to Hollywood’s depiction of awful moments in American history, they might defend themselves showing all the gruesome details on the screen by saying “it’s important and the full story needs to be told.” But when America leads the way in one of the greatest achievements in human history, there’s plenty of space on the cutting room floor for scenes that might drive that point home. But the reason given for why one of the most iconic moments in history wasn’t depicted in a new movie about Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11 seems to be, well, kind of ridiculous:

The upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man,” from “Whiplash” and “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday to rave reviews and early Oscar buzz. But the movie doesn’t include a key scene in Armstrong’s mission to the moon and an integral moment in American history.

The movie omits the moment of the American flag being planted on the moon (though the flag is present in the film), and the movie’s star Ryan Gosling, who plays Armstrong, defended the decision when asked about it at Venice (via The Telegraph).

Gosling, who is Canadian, argued that the first voyage to the moon was a “human achievement” that didn’t just represent an American accomplishment, and that’s how Armstrong viewed it.

“I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it,” Gosling. “I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible.”

Gosling added, “He was reminding everyone that he was just the tip of the iceberg — and that’s not just to be humble, that’s also true. So I don’t think that Neil viewed himself as an American hero. From my interviews with his family and people that knew him, it was quite the opposite. And we wanted the film to reflect Neil.”

They “wanted the film to reflect Neil”? Well, Neil planted an American flag on the moon and Hollywood chose not to depict that — so no, they actually didn’t want the film to reflect Neil.

Also to try and spin this as wanting the story to depict a “human accomplishment” and not an American one is weapons-grade ridiculous. The Apollo 11 moon landing was a quintessential American accomplishment. In JFK’s “we choose to go to the moon” speech in 1962, the “we” he spoke of wasn’t “the world” or “all humans” — “we” was the United States, which was in the middle of a space race against the Soviet Union at the time. Hollywood’s revisionist history in “biographies” strikes yet again.

The director of “First Man” said the choice to omit a scene depicting Armstrong planting the American flag at the Sea of Tranquility wasn’t a political one, so perhaps they thought a short scene showing one of the most iconic moments in history would make their 2 hour and 18 minute film 30 seconds too long, or something.

A scene showing how Armstrong and Aldrin struggled to get the flag in place on the moon due to problems with how it was packed could have actually provided the film with a moment of “yep this is definitely a government operation” levity, but obviously somebody didn’t want to go there — in order to accurately reflect Neil, or something.

Couple who believed evil was a ‘make believe concept’ bicycled near ISIS territory — Guess what happened next

Via the Daily Wire, this is submitted without comment because it isn’t necessary, except to say there’s a lesson here that some progressives refuse to accept:

A young American couple who took a year-long bike trip around the world, believing that evil was a make-believe concept, took a fatal route in Tajikistan near the Afghan border, where alleged ISIS terrorists stabbed them to death.

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, 29, quit their jobs last year in order to make their trip. Austin was a vegan who worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Geoghegan, a vegetarian who worked in the Georgetown University admissions office.
While in Morocco, Austin wrote:

You watch the news and you read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place. People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. People are axe murderers and monsters and worse.

I don’t buy it. Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own—it’s easier to dismiss an opinion as abhorrent than strive to understand it. Badness exists, sure, but even that’s quite rare. By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this.

Here’s one university’s ‘Cry Closet’ — the safe space within a safe space

As it turns out, the post-Millennial generation is looking at symbols of the Millennial generation like “Pajama Boy” and saying “hold our beer”:

About 75 years ago, 19-year-olds were knocking back Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. At the University of Utah in 2018, a safe space has been provided to surrender to the war on school stress:

“They load us up with finals like you wouldn’t believe,” said Jayden Skinner, another freshman studying biomedical engineering.

With that, might come the sound of crying, as the stress and pressure builds up.

Ahanonu said there’s certainly, “the need to relieve some stress.”

In the middle of a walkway at Marriott, graduating College of Fine Arts senior Nemo Miller built a space just for that—The Cry Closet.

The makeshift room features a narrow door, and inside, dark fabric lining and a plush floor filled with stuffed animals.

A timer hangs on the inside of the door, and two dome lights provide a low, ambient light.

On the outside of the door, a framed page reads: “A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students.”

“This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10 minute break,” the note states.

In fairness, not nearly all of the so-called “post-Millennial” generation are triggered so. My son’s graduating from college Saturday with a degree in aerospace engineering and he’s done an insane amount of work. I assume part of the reason he’s been able to successfully complete all his work is that he hasn’t hasn’t wasted any time weeping in a closet.

Whew! London police successfully get assault pliers off the street

It’s come to this

There’s already gun control in England, but now that London’s surpassed NYC’s murder rate because of knife attacks, “knife control” is now all the rage.

How ridiculous has it gotten? Look at this from a division of the London Metropolitan Police:

Now that’s an “assault toolbox” right there. British cops would sh*t themselves if they went into my garage!

In London, the confiscation of any sharp object continues. It never ceases to amaze that there are those who believe the best way to stop a crime wave is to make potential victims more helpless.

(h/t Twitchy)

The horror! Toronto chef delivers meaty ‘in your face’ to animal rights protesters outside his restaurant

Oh the humanity!

There are a couple ways to handle animal rights protesters at your restaurant/store: A) Try to appease, negotiate and pledge to do things differently in the future to placate them, or B) What this guy did:

A Toronto chef, apparently exasperated at an animal rights protest outside his restaurant, carried what appeared to be venison to the front windows facing the sidewalk. He took a knife and began separating the meat from the bone as the protesters watched.

As he did, one of the protesters videoed the scene and gave frantic commentary: “To taunt the activists,” said the man behind the camera in a video posted online and picked up by BlogTO, “he has brought the leg of a recently murdered deer to this dining area.”

Michael Hunter, the chef and owner of Antler Kitchen and Bar, didn’t look at the protesters, didn’t say anything. Some police officers on hand for the protest entered the restaurant to speak with him – though Toronto police deny they asked him to stop what he was doing. “It’s his restaurant he can do what he wants, really,” Sgt. Philip Townley said.

Hunter finished cutting, put the meat in a pan and headed back to the kitchen. In half an hour or so, he returned with an impressively seared steak — perhaps of the same venison he had butchered — on a white plate, unaccompanied. It was the middle of Friday night dinner service, just after 8 p.m., and here was the chef, at the front of the restaurant, sitting alone and eating.

“It shocked me,” said protest organizer Marni Ugar. “It made me feel really sad.

When vegan protesters watch meat being cut they sound like they’re describing the Hindenberg disaster:

Oh the humanity!

Irony 101: Campus ‘diversity dean’ springs into action after Christina Sommers’ speech gets a little TOO diverse

In case anybody’s wondering why a college “education” costs as much as a beach house, think “diversity dean” and it’ll all add up.

Christina Sommers of the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank spoke at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon on Monday, and ironically some students and faculty weren’t in a mood to explore other opinions. These snowflakes love free speech so much that somebody who doesn’t agree with them shouldn’t be allowed to talk:

“You shouldn’t be allowed to speak here, you fascist!” I constantly marvel at leftists’ inability to comprehend how f**king ironic they are.

Oh, but here’s the best part! Guess who wanted Sommers to finish up and get out of there — the school’s “diversity dean.” Apparently things were getting TOO diverse:

Just in case anybody’s wondering why a college “education” costs about as much as a beach house, think “diversity dean” and it’ll all add up.

When ‘if you see something say something’ is outweighed by fear of PC police backlash

The Department of Homeland Security often says this: “If you see something, say something.”

Unfortunately a lot of people fear what might happen if they follow that advice, as evidenced by this person who noticed suspicious activity at a home where the people accused of killing 14 in San Bernardino had been living:

It was believed that the Redlands home was the home of Syed Farook’s sister and mother.

The second shooting suspect who was killed in a shootout with authorities was identified as Farook’s wife of two years, Tashfeen Malik, 27.

Neighbors in Redlands were shocked that the suspects had ties to their area.

“I was in awe that it was happening four houses down from my property,” one neighbor said.

A man who has been working in the area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people.

“We sat around lunch thinking, ‘What were they doing around the neighborhood?’” he said. “We’d see them leave where they’re raiding the apartment.”

According to libs, it’s probably just easier to let them do whatever it is they’re doing and later blame it on Republican prayers and the NRA.