Chick-fil-A may not like me, but I like Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is the best fast food chain in America. Period. They’re efficient, courteous and consistent. I could care less about their CEO’s politics. The Atlanta-based company has come under fire from gay rights groups for supplying food to an event sponsored by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which has worked to defeat same-sex marriage initiatives. (I … Continue reading Chick-fil-A may not like me, but I like Chick-fil-A

Sanitizing history

From the people who gave you the epithet-free version of “Huckleberry Finn”: “I’ll never be out-African-Americaned again!” —George Wallace  

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Andisheh Nouraee: Reading new copy of Huckleberry Finn. The chapter where Huck & Jim complete a boating safety class & buy life jackets is a hoot!  

Are you a heterosexist?

The acronym is bigger than I thought — and even more ridiculous. The latest, all-inclusive version: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer Questioning Asexual Ally The University of Wisconsin-LaCross Pride Center site also features a glossary of “non-heteronormative” PC inanities: Berdache: A generic term used to refer to a third gender person (woman-livingman). The term … Continue reading Are you a heterosexist?

Cincinnati: Home of the country’s five most humorless turds

The Cincinnati Health Department will conduct an inspection of the Great American Ball Park and the Reds’ clubhouse after at least five people called a state hotline, complaining that when Reds players lighted up celebratory cigars after they clinched the NL Central, they violated Ohio’s smoking ban.

no quarter

Let’s keep this simple for the let’s keep this simple crowd. A bunch of partisan scolds are excoriating a highbrow publication for having the temerity to appeal to wannabe highbrows: “Dumb it down, New Yorker. Maybe to uh, I don’t know, Newsweek level. Thanks. It’s for their own good.” Americans are children, you see. As … Continue reading no quarter

stand up for satire

In a depressing nod to the dimwitted and perpetually aggrieved, Barack Obama’s campaign has condemned a New Yorker cover depicting him as a flag-burning terrorist and his wife as a gun-toting revolutionary. “The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature … Continue reading stand up for satire

let us all tolerate the screaming children in the theater

Based on the recommendation of an Iranian-born colleague, I planned on watching the controversial Dutch documentary “Fitna” today. Linking footage of terroristic acts to verses in the Koran, the film has been roundly condemned, with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offering the most offensive critique. “We must also recognize that the real fault line is not … Continue reading let us all tolerate the screaming children in the theater