Holiday placemats for Social Justice

The Libs got caught with their hand in the Orwellian Cookie Jar again. But don’t worry, they ‘meant well’ so its not their fault and they won’t learn a blessed thing from this screw up. 🙂

Harvard apologized this week after people complained about the social justice placemats the College’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion passed out.

The university apologized on Wednesday for the “Holiday Placemats for Social Justice,” a misguided attempt to help students navigate winter break with curious family members after a tumultuous semester at many colleges nationwide.

Misguided. Misconstrued. Misquoted. Misinterpreted.

MISSED THE POINT ALL TOGETHER!! 🙂

The placemat provides “tips for talking to families” so you can explain 1) why black students aren’t “complaining,” they’re protesting at colleges for safe environments, 2) why the U.S. should take in Syrian refugees, 2) why Harvard changed the house “master” title, and 4) why white people don’t get the same treatment as black people do by the police.

 

Placemat

Naturally, they won’t take their OWN “sagely” and “tolerant” advice.

In the middle of the placemat, there are more general tips for talking to family members: “listen, breathe, ask, affirm and speak.”

The placemats offered helpful responses like: “When I hear students expressing their experiences of racism on campus, I don’t hear complaining. Instead I hear young people uplifting a situation that I might not experience.”

You white male privilege asshole! (who has a White Male Asshole of RICH father who can afford to send their little cherub of Liberal Joy to Harvard in the first place!).

Their parents dropped $200k on tuition and all they  got was a lousy placemat!!

Now, that struck many people as liberal coddling, and a Harvard Crimson column argues that the diversity office should be addressing such issues “in a less shallow and simplistic manner.”

It continues:

The handout shamefully parallels a similar tendency among activists to conflate well-meaning people who have the audacity to hold contrary opinions with racists and demagogues. Either you toe the party line, or your justifications don’t matter because you are too white, too male, or too privileged in some other way. Opponents of Yale activism are portrayed as racist, and those with concerns about Syrian refugees are painted as Islamophobic.

Even for those of us who agree with the handout on all its issues, this is an area for concern. There must be debate on these issues, at Harvard’s tables and in our homes. Presenting unglorified talking points not only wrongly attempts to stifle debate, but also stands in stark contradiction to the mission of the College to transform students “with exposure to new ideas, new ways of understanding, and new ways of knowing.”

In a column for The Harvard Crimson , student Idrees M. Kalhoon pointed out that the text for the placemats was taken word-for-word from a similar credited poster created by the group Showing Up for Racial Justice, whose aim is to move “white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.”

Stop being Racists! you white privilege bastards! 🙂

Rich kids with too much “diversity” on their hands.

Amid a national storm of college protests over racism, Harvard University released a “diversity report” that called for sweeping administrative changes on campus. That very same day, someone put tape over the faces of black professors in their law school portraits.

The act was a disheartening reminder that protesters still have a lot of work to do.

Rinne-Julie Fruster, an organizer from Lasell College, in Newton, Mass., said there’s a misconception in higher education that students of color shouldn’t complain because they’re privileged to even be getting a degree.

“It’s good to hear from students at many different schools who feel that way, that they’ve been silenced by the privilege we’re seeing as having,” she said, “and who can speak out against it.”

But the power students earned in the past has gradually been eroded over time, Johnston said. Students need to win it back by making demands like the one recently launched by Boston College activists, who want students represented on the hiring committee for the school’s new executive director of the Office of Institutional Diversity.

“When students want more power in the universe, they have to fight not only to get it, but also to keep it,” he said. “So that’s something they’ll have to consider to not repeat what happened in the past.” (Boston.com)

Thanks for nothing, MLK! 🙂

And apparently the placemats got such blowback that Harvard had to issue a statement apologizing:

December 16, 2015

Dear Harvard College students,

We write to acknowledge that the placemat distributed in some of your dining halls this week failed to account for the many viewpoints that exist on our campus on some of the most complex issues we confront as a community and society today. Our goal was to provide a framework for you to engage in conversations with peers and family members as you return home for the winter break, however, it was not effectively presented and it ultimately caused confusion in our community. On behalf of the Office of Student Life and the Freshman Dean’s Office, we offer our sincere apologies for this situation.

Academic freedom is central to all that Harvard College stands for. To suggest that there is only one point of view on each of these issues runs counter to our educational goals. We appreciate the feedback that we have received about this initiative. Moving forward we will, with your continued input, support the growth and the development of independent minds.

Sincerely,

Stephen Lassonde
Dean of Student Life

Thomas Dingman
Dean of Freshmen

So endeth the lesson they won’t learn.

as Ron White says “You can fix just about anything, but you can not fix stupid.” or ‘well-intentioned’ poltical correctness. 🙂
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 MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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Put Down that Potato Chip, Fatso!

food-police

Prepare for the FDA to slap on graphic photos of man boobs on the side of every bag from this point forward.

Blame the potato chip. It’s the biggest demon behind that pound-a-year weight creep that plagues many of us, a major diet study found. Bigger than soda, candy and ice cream.

And the reason is partly that old advertising cliche: You can’t eat just one.

“They’re very tasty and they have a very good texture. People generally don’t take one or two chips. They have a whole bag,” said obesity expert Dr. F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer of the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York.

What we eat and how much of it we consume has far more impact than exercise and most other habits do on long-term weight gain, according to the study by Harvard University scientists. It’s the most comprehensive look yet at the effect of individual foods and lifestyle choices like sleep time and quitting smoking.

The new study finds food choices are key. The message: Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts. Cut back on potatoes, red meat, sweets and soda.

That’s right folks, blame the potato chip rather than personal actions. Also, blame the cigarrettes for cancer instead of the people who smoke them.

The Government must save you from yourself and from evil marketing campaigns.

Then it’s time for for pro-Obama lies about the economy. 🙂

But we are from the Government and we are here to save you! 🙂

For starchy potatoes other than chips, the gain was 1.28 pounds. Within the spud group, french fries were worse for the waist than boiled, baked or mashed potatoes. That’s because a serving of large fries contains between 500 to 600 calories compared with a serving of a large baked potato at 280 calories.

POTATOES ARE EVIL!!!
BAN THE SPUD!
THE POTATO POLICE WILL BE COMING FOR YOU!
FAST FOOD FRIES MUST BE OUTLAWED FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!
🙂
People who slept more or less than six to eight hours a night gained more weight.
Huh? Was that as much nonsense as I thought it was?
Well, as all of us Foodies know, “fat is flavor” so the Government has to do away with that.
Meat is Evil
Salt is Evil
Carbs are evil!
Potatoes are evil!
Can enforced Veganism (especially with ObamaCare’s cost curve) be far behind?
It’s for your own good, Fatso! 🙂
Now were was the Multi-Grain Pringles Can I was just wolfing down… 🙂

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! 🙂

It’s Recess Time, Children

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama bypassed the Senate Wednesday and appointed Dr. Donald Berwick, a Harvard professor and patient care specialist, to run Medicare and Medicaid.

The decision to use a so-called recess appointment to install Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services drew immediate fire from the GOP. Republicans have raised concerns about Berwick’s views on rationing of care and other matters and said it was wrong for Obama to go around the normal Senate confirmation process. That view was echoed by a key Democratic committee chairman, although the recess appointment is a tool used by presidents of both parties.

“Democrats haven’t scheduled so much as a committee hearing for Donald Berwick but the mere possibility of allowing the American people the opportunity to hear what he intends to do with their health care is evidently reason enough for this administration to sneak him through without public scrutiny,” said McConnell, R-Ky.

Could that be because Dr Berwick has been quoted as saying he “loves” the NHS (the British Health Care system) and that rationing of care is absolutely necessary and that it also a “redistribution of wealth” issue??

Gee, I wonder why no one wanted to talk about that? 🙂

Berwick, 63, is a pediatrician, Harvard University professor and leader of a health care think tank, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, that works to develop and implement concepts for improving patient care. The programs he will oversee — Medicare and Medicaid for the elderly, poor and disabled, along with the Children’s Health Insurance Program — provide care to about 100 million people, or around 1 in 3 Americans.

So he’s yet another Harvard Ivy Tower Academic Liberal.

I know I’m excited.

Dr Berwin: “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open. And right now, we are doing it blindly.

April 2009: Senator Max Baucus, told CNSNews in April, “There is no rationing of health care at all” in the proposed reform. (and the Baucus bill was the ‘bi-partisan’ one!)

He was the Chair of the committee that wouldn’t schedule the hearings on the Doctor’s confirmation, by the way.

And The President ran around during the debate last year that saying  “rationing” was just a scare tactic.

Hmmm…

It’s just those echoes of the health care debate that Democrats would prefer not to replay on the Senate floor.

So let’s not and say we did, and just call the whole thing off and just appoint him without any coverage at all.

Let’s just sweep it under the rug…Nothing to see here…. 🙂

Dr Berwin 2008: “Any health care funding plan that is just equitable civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.”

Redistribution of wealth? Where have I heard that before?

Karl Marx?

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. 🙂

“If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement, and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples, so that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at a lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it I’d be okay.”

“But, The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, as least as it’s been interpreted, and Warren Court interpreted in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted.

“One of the, I think, the tragedies of the civil rights movement, was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change, and in some ways we still suffer from that.” —That would be Illinois State Senator Barack Obama in 2001.

In Obama’s America, we’ll finally be able to break free of the “constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution” — and in so doing, achieve “social justice” through “redistributive change.”

Well, then. Fine .

But this is not the America I knew… (Michelle Malkin)

So the “transparent” President strikes again.

Only, what he’s transparent about isn’t what people thought he meant by that when they foolishly voted for him.

“I am romantic about the National Health Service,” he told a London audience in 2008, referring to the British single-payer system. “I love it,” Dr. Berwick added, going on to call it “such a seductress” and “a global treasure.” He routinely points to the NHS as a health-care model for the U.S. (WSJ)

According to a “topline message points” document on his nomination that we obtained, “The fact is, rationing is rampant in the system today, as insurers make arbitrary decisions about who can get the care they need. Don Berwick wants to see a system in which those decisions are transparent—and that the people who make them are held accountable.”

The people who can write such things with a straight face believe there is no difference between rationing through individual choices and price signals and rationing through politics and bureaucratic omniscience. In an influential 1996 book “New Rules,” Dr. Berwick and a co-author argued that one of “the primary functions” of health regulation is “to constrain decentralized, individual decision making” and “to weigh public welfare against the choices of private consumers.”

He then recommended “protocols, guidelines, and algorithms for care,” with the “common underlying notion that someone knows or can discover the ‘best way’ to carry out a task to reach a decision, and that improvement can come from standardizing processes and behaviors to conform to this ideal model.” And guess who will determine the “best way”?

As I said repeatedly during the Health care “debate”, the government wants to decide who lives and who dies.

Nothing more, Nothing Less.

Now doesn’t that make you feel better. 🙂

Are they Serious? Yes, They are

An immigration reform bill put forward by congressional Democrats Tuesday offers legal status to the estimated 11 million to 12 million undocumented workers already in the United States. if they pay a $500 fine. It also would allow more foreign nurses and venture capitalists into the U.S. for work. Skeptics say the bill, introduced by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other Democrats, amounts to amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the country. U.S. Reps. Raul Grijalva of Tucson and Ed Pastor of Phoenix are part of the Hispanic caucus. They are both Democrats.

In addition to the $500 fine, the proposed bill would allow some deported illegal immigrants to apply for legal status and would lift immigration rules for those charged only with using fake Social Security numbers. (Phoenix Biz Journal)

So just come across the border, get arrested, pay $500 bucks and it’s welcome citizen!

We don’t care if you’re a criminal or a terrorist. Just fork over the cash and put out the welcome mat!

We don’t care.

And if disagree with us, undoubtedly you’re a “right wing” “hater” “racist”.

This has got to be a tweek.

But the fact that they would even propose it as a tweek is just insane.

Why the $%&&*(^&$%##$%^&*( do we even need a border for then if this is the attitude?

Rep. Pastor’s Number: (202) 225-4065

Rep.  Grivalja: (202) 225-2435

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Rep. Nydia Velázquez
Chairwoma

Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez
1st Vice Chair

Rep. Rubén Hinojosa
2nd Vice Chair

Rep. John T. Salazar
Whip

Rep. Joe Baca Rep. Xavier Becerra Rep. Dennis Cardoza Rep. Jim Costa Rep. Henry Cuellar Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva
Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Rep. Ben Ray Luján Senator Robert Menendez Rep. Grace F. Napolitano Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz

Rep. Ed Pastor Rep. Pedro Pierluisi Rep. Silvestre Reyes Rep. Ciro Rodriguez Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

Rep. Gregorio Sablan Rep. Linda Sánchez Rep. Jose Serrano Rep. Albio Sires

Are they Americans or Latin Americans?

Do they represent America or Latin America?

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In that same vein: Keith Olbermann, ultra-left MSNBC “journalist/commentator” on MSNBC:

On the little known (because no on the liberal media really wants to talk about it) episode recently of “Law & Order: SVU”, a once very respectful spinoff of the the franchise featured a killer who targeted the children of illegal immigrants and in that episode, one of the characters, played by John Larroquette, blamed conservatives “like Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck” for inciting violence against immigrants.

“Let me give them two windmills to tilt at to start with – there is no liberal media!” Olbermann said. “The media which is, after all, owned by corporations naturally leans to the right. Corporations, by definition, lean to the right, towards the status quo.

So in his view, any corporation by definition right-leaning, even the one he works for. No matter what, a corporation is going to be a money-grubbing, capitalist, right-wing tool. Even the one that pays his salary.

Or yours.

And these evil corporations are the ones that are supposed to bend over and employ the 7+ million that have been unemployed and are the targets of his “jobs summit”.

A bit schizophrenic aren’t we.

Cut done on those double latte frappuccino’s there Keith. 🙂

If an American media outlet presents a progressive point of view, the right will exploit the media’s tendency to desperately seek balance. If the progressive says, ‘No, Obama was elected president last year,’ they will mindlessly put in a clip of somebody from the right saying, ‘No, he wasn’t. It didn’t happen.'”

NB: If corporate-owned media is “by definition” right-leaning, no one is telling that to who decides where their campaign contributions are sent. A closer look at “TV/Music/Movie” category on the Center for Responsive Politics Web site, OpenSecrets.org, shows this industry has given overwhelmingly more to Democrats versus Republicans in election cycles dating back to 1990. And to add, Olbermann also neglected to point out the cozy relationship General Electric (NYSE:GE) had with the Obama White House while it owned the NBC family of networks, which included MSNBC.

And Law and Order: SVU airs on…what for it…NBC! 🙂

Nonetheless, Olbermann carried on with his rant by once again attempting to link conservative media figures to recent heinous events involving violence.

“The second thing I already mentioned, in the Tiller, Pittsburgh, and Knoxville cases, Beck, Goldberg and O’Reilly clearly incited murderous violence,” Olbermann said. “And Dick Wolf was being over-the-top by comparing Beck, O’Reilly and Limbaugh to disease, because comparing them to disease gives disease a bad name.”

In this case, Olbermann is serious. He is that far gone.

And, of course, the liberal need to condescending , snotty, and childish just overwhelms them.

But so does their bias.

This is from a 2007 Harvard study (not exactly a conservative bastion):

Yep, there's No Bias Here! 🙂

Or Here 🙂

Then: CNN also had a 4.5% positive story margin (positive stories minus negative stories) for Democrats, and a 27% negative story margin for Republicans. That’s a difference of 31.5%.

FOX had a 12.6% negative story margin for Democrats, and a 10.7% positive story margin for Republicans. That’s a difference of 23.3%.

MSNBC, meanwhile, had a 29.5% positive story margin for Democrats, and an 8.2% positive story margin for Republicans. That’s a difference of 21.3%.

Nope, no bias whatsoever… 🙂

And with the Democrats in control of Congress, and and Liberal Socialist in the White House; not to mention the War on FOX News and Talk Radio, that it’s gotten any more “fair”?

Climategate, ACORN, Tea Party “Coverage”,Van Jones, The Czars, Rev Wright, C-Span “Transparency”, 10,000 Earmarks, Opposition to Health Care Reform is tantamount to slavery, anyone?

“See, it’s not so terrible, Republicans! We aren’t that biased, when you consider than we’re not really paying attention to you, anyway.” (Willism)

And it ain’t just here folks: From our friends in the UK

The Burton Mail Newspaper:

A Royal British Legion boss says vandals have “dishonoured those who have given their lives for our country” by defacing Burtonʼs war memorial.

Dennis Fletcher, chairman of East Staffordshire Racial Equality Council, said he suspected someone from the far right was responsible.

I suspect members of the far right have done this to stir things up and there are generally very good inter-cultural relations in East Staffordshire.

“Graffiti of any type is terrible but when it includes racist material it has to be considered utterly unacceptable.”

The Mail has manipulated the main picture to remove some of the content of the message.

What was the message?:

The "right wing" hate-mongers Message

Yeah, I’m pretty sure the “racist” “far right” was responsible for that message. After all, radical Muslims in the UK never ever express such sentiments in public.

Good thing the American Mainstream Never-Biased Media would never try to pull a stunt like that! 🙂

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