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Muslims just need to get a grip and chill

The store says it’s afraid pigs in a toy set might upset Muslims and Jews, but does anyone really think they’re concerned about the sensitivities of Jews? Not a chance:

A children’s shop has removed toy pigs from farmyard sets in case they offend Muslims and Jews.

The Early Learning Centre ditched the pig from its HappyLand Goosefeather Farm toy set after it upset some customers.

One mother realised the pig was missing from the set she bought for her daughter’s birthday when she found a pig sty and a button that made oinking noises, but no pig. …

When the mother complained, she was told in an email: ‘Previously the pig was part of the Goosefeather Farm. However due to customer feedback and religious reasons this is no longer part of the farm.’

“Customer feedback” means some Muslim complained, not the local rabbi, you can bet on it. Rampant political correctness, though, may be on the run. Just as the hundreds of flag carriers came to the support of that kid in California, the shop owner later had second thoughts:

Last night, the retailer did a U-turn and agreed to bring back the pigs after disappointed families complained at such a move driven by political correctness.

The angry mother, named only as Caroline, told The Sun newspaper: ‘This is political correctness gone loopy. Surely if someone has an issue with a toy they don’t agree with then they don’t buy it.’

Exactly. That’s what you should have told the “complainer” the first time. Grievance groups will try to take advantage of our absurd adherence to political correctness to push their outrageous agendas. Muslim activist certainly are doing so, just as pro-illegal immigration activists did in Durham last night.

We need to push back if we’re to hold on to the liberties we have.

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How would the Durham Police handle this now?

This woman, an illegal, killed a firefighter who was trying to put out a brush fire. She did not have an American driver’s license, nor apparently a matricula consular, which the Durham City Council recognized last night in a 5-2 vote:

The woman, Neida Ortega, 34, of Sumter was to be taken to Charlotte for deportation proceedings, Lancaster said.

Police say Ortega caused the accident that resulted in the death of Chance Zobel, 23, a Columbia firefighter who was helping another firefighter put out a brush fire in the interstate media.

Troopers charged Ortega with driving without a valid U.S. license and going too fast for conditions in the incident. She was held overnight in the Alvin Glenn Detention Center in Richland County and released on bond Sunday.

She did have a license, but it was from Mexico, said Lancaster. “She said she had lived here 10 years.”

If this woman had been stopped, say, the day before and found not to have a license, the Durham Police would have let her go, according to Chief Jose Lopez’s remarks at the council meeting on Tuesday night.

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This is why I think the tea party movement is not going away soon

A couple of years ago, a kid told by his principal not to fly the American flag on his bike for fear of angering illegal immigrants would have gotten a blurb in the local paper, a couple of blog posts and then would go where most news stories go to die. But that doesn’t happen anymore. Instead, hundreds of people come out in support of the kid and ride to school WITH him with their own flags flying. Check it out:

The Tea Party movement has sensitized normal, God-fearing, hard-working Americans to the outrageous acts of politically correct bureaucrats and elected officials. They have learned to read blog posts and online news services that follow these kinds of outrages, and instead of sitting at home shaking their heads, they mobilize like antibodies attacking a virus. The attacks on basic American values are not being taken lightly anymore, and we can thank the Tea Party movement for that.

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Does anybody at TSA have any common sense?

Forget all the groin groping for a second, which is ridiculous enough. Now the TSA plans to investigate the guy who protested, “If you touch my junk I’ll have you arrested.”

Are there any public relations folks at the TSA with any kind of common sense? If there are, run to Big Sis Napolitano and tell her this is a stupid idea. It will look like spiteful retaliation for the guy’s video going viral and making the TSA look, rightfully, like a bunch of goons.

Leave. It. Alone. You will only dig a deeper hole for yourselves.

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Keep this guy away from military installations and key infrastructure

An Iraqi “artist” who is an assistant professor at NYU plans to have a camera surgically implanted into the back of his head. Photos will stream from his noggin at one-minute intervals for a year. He calls this “art”:

The artwork, titled “The 3rd I,” is intended as “a comment on the inaccessibility of time, and the inability to capture memory and experience,” according to press materials from the museum, known as Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Bilal’s work would be among the inaugural exhibits of Mathaf, scheduled to open next month.

Because Mr. Bilal is an active professor, teaching three courses this semester and scheduled to teach this spring, his special camera could capture not just his personal activity, but also his interactions with students.

That possibility, of exposing private encounters without participants’ consent, has raised concerns among NYU administrators and faculty.

I think I’d be concerned about more than encounters with students. This is the same guy who superimposed himself in a video game as a suicide bomber stalking George Bush. He called that piece of art “Virtual Jihadi.”

So, if I have this straight, a guy who is an Iraqi, who has portrayed himself as a jihadi, is going to have a hard-to-notice camera in the back of his head, paid for by the Arab country of Qatar. If he takes a sudden urge to visit major American landmarks and military installations, I hope our TSA agents can take their hands off people’s privates long enough to check this guy out.

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These are the people who want to run your healthcare

More confirmation that government is the problem, not the solution:

A dog that fought off a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, saving the lives of several US soldiers, was euthanized by mistake by animal shelter staff in Arizona.

An investigation was underway Tuesday into why Target was put to sleep at the Pinal County Animal Care & Control center. An unnamed employee was placed on administrative leave for failing to follow procedures.

The shepherd-mix dog was picked up last Friday after going missing from its owner Sgt. Terry Young’s home in the San Tan Valley area, southeast of Phoenix.

These are the same people, government workers, who are groping you at the airport, bailing out Fannie and Freddie, and botching our foreign policy on a 10-day trip to the Far East.

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Seriously, this is how liberals think

The staff and editors of The Chronicle of Higher Education are seeking divine intervention to stem the Republican tide. Laurie Essig, assistant professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies at Middlebury College, wants God to target Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina:

That’s why I’m hoping You’ll listen to this one prayer and smite this man. I’m not asking for much. Just a little gay scandal. Perhaps he could be caught with another man like Rekers? Or maybe a mistress like South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford? Or a very expensive sex worker like Eliot Spitzer?

Really, God, it could be anything at all that would make the hypocrisy and hate of this man evident to everyone. A kinda the Emperor Has No Clothes moment. Maybe he could caught streaking, God? We have never really had that scandal and I suppose the “family values” but secretly gay is getting kinda cliche. But God, when DeMint takes his clothes off, can it be somewhere really public so someone can catch it on their phone and send it to the press and if it were like at a national monument or something so the press could talk about his desecration of all that Americans hold sacred?

This fit of pique was spurred by a group praying for DeMin’s success, thus the counter-praying for his downfall. I have my doubts, though, about the Christian devoutness of this writer. Presuming to tell God how he should do his job is not really an accepted practice among real Christians:

But God, Your work shouldn’t be based on the people’s will. It should be based on right and wrong and of course the occasional smiting of those who use your name to do the Devil’s work of hating all who are different.

Uh, says who?

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Shuler vs. Pelosi

Come Wednesday we’ll find out if House Democrats want to be known as the party of ultra-liberal Nancy Pelosi or center-left Democrat Heath Shuler of western North Carolina. It will be fascinating to learn how the North Carolina Democrats vote.

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