#politicalcorrectness

Yelp to list businesses accused of racism

For those who don’t know, Yelp is a site that collects ratings about all manner of services – from restaurants, plumbers, electricians to hair salons. One can even search exclusively for black-owned businesses.

Yelp has now decided to add a function which alerts consumers of businesses accused of ‘racism.’

It wrote:

At Yelp, we value diversity, inclusion and belonging, both internally and on our platform, which means we have a zero tolerance policy to racism….Communities have always turned to Yelp in reaction to current events at the local level. As the nation reckons with issues of systemic racism, we’ve seen in the last few months that there is a clear need to warn consumers about businesses associated with egregious, racially-charged actions to help people make more informed spending decisions….Now, when a business gains public attention for reports of racist conduct, such as using racist language or symbols, Yelp will place a new Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert on their Yelp page to inform users, along with a link to a news article where they can learn more about the incident.

What if Yelp incorrectly accuses a corporation/business of racism based on a false claim?

Remember what happened to Oberlin College?

The whole issue started when a student from Oberlin College was caught shoplifting two bottles of wine from Gibson’s Bakery while trying to buy another with fake ID. Allyn Gibson, son of the owner chased down the shoplifter but was attacked by his accomplices. The perpetrators claimed racial profiling by the store.

Oberlin College’s Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo, joined in student protests calling Gibsons a “racist establishment.” It was then that Oberlein ended all business with the bakery (which had been an ongoing supplier to the college since 1885). Flyers were printed and the store attacked.

Several faculty staff joined the protestors who tried to shut down Gibsons despite the college president Carmen Twillie Ambar suggesting they were on private time and only representing their First Amendment rights, not representing the school.

After a police investigation turned over nothing to suggest racism on any level, Oberlin resumed its contract with Gibson’s but refused to publicly retract the accusations.

Gibson sued for defamation and won US$25 million. The three perpetrators admitted they’d made it all up and that the shop owner had a right to charge them for their crime. 

We will have no sympathy if Yelp falls into this woke trap and gets sued for falsely accusing innocent businesses.

Oh, the sanctimony squad strikes again

Oh, the sanctimony. 88 faculty colleagues at Notre Dame co-signed a letter requesting Judge Amy Coney Barrett halt her confirmation process and step aside til after the election.

It would have helped if among those 88 erudite academics, that one might be from the law faculty. Alas, among those who signed the letter criticizing Barrett, 4 were gender studies professors, 4 were peace studies professors, 9 specialized in English and another 7 were librarians. None from the Notre Dame Law School.

This follows a pattern we have reported on before where left leaning academics/activists pass off high numbers of co-signatories as a sort of validation process. Closer analysis reveals how often the very people who would make these letters credible are often conspicuously absent.

We list some of them here:

1) Remember 11,000 cosignatories to a non-peer reviewed paper on climate change that included Mickey Mouse and Albus Dumbledore?

2) Or the Feb 2020 Safe Climate Declaration which hosted 100 speakers of which less than 5% were climate scientists. Most were from academia, media and high schools.

3) Or the 268 cosignatories of an open letter in support of Extinction Rebellion (XR). Perhaps the most hilarious signatory to the letter was Matthew Flinders. Our esteemed explorer seemed to have navigated his way back to life after 200 years.

4) Or the the sanctimonious video made by the World Mental Health Coalition (WMHC) where all members co-signed the case for Trump’s lack of mental capacity. Sounds impressive using “world”, doesn’t it? Given the World Psychiatric Association represents 200,000 members worldwide, WHMC’s 37 members seems rather pathetic by comparison. Be sure to read how they were prepared to ditch their Hippocratic oath to smear Trump.

5) The liberal artists who caved so soon after signing a letter condemning cancel culture.

Nancy Pelosi melts down on CNN and calls Wolf Blitzer a Republican apologist

Well worth watching this insane video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi railing at CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for being biased towards Republicans because he legitimately wants to know why she won’t sign the $1.8 trillion relief bill that Trump has promised to sign immediately.

Pelosi claimed she feeds the poor. We are still puzzled how a woman with a $20,000 freezer stuffed full of gourmet ice cream can talk of feeding the needy when her district has some of the highest homeless rates in the country.

It appears that even members of her own party, including Andrew Yang, have pleaded with Pelosi to put the relief bill forward because real Americans are suffering. Never let anything stand in the way of chronic Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Sinister Big tech’s intentional election meddling

Big tech is determined to tell users what they deem is suitable for consumption. The top screen grab is from Facebook. Head of Comms, Andy Stone, made it clear the social media giant would curtail the Biden conflict of interest news story under the guise of ‘fact checking.’

The NY Post article that surfaced overnight revealed emails from Hunter Biden’s PC which showed he was leveraging his then VP father’s relationship with Ukrainians execs.

Twitter went to an even more interesting approach to suggest the NY Post link was “unsafe” to prevent views.

What we do know from history is that the more efforts made to cover one’s tracks, the more one guarantees to raise awareness to those problems on a stratospheric level.

Ultimately, big tech firms were granted immunity from prosecution as they promised to be mere hosts of content without fear or favour. Now that they are using discretionary editing, they should lose their sanctuary status and be liable to prosecution for suppressing free speech.

These are deep-seated liberal activist platforms. As businesses they are free to exercise commercial decisions. However they don’t have a right to flaunt laws without real world consequences.

Today big tech crossed a line and outed themselves as interfering in the election.

Brilliant Bee on ACB

Babylon Bee at its best. As ACB bats off ridiculous questions from Democrats with no notes at will, the Bee’s satire is a winner.

The main truth to come out of the Senate hearings is that the Democrats, true to form, are left to attack her faith and values because they have no leg to stand on re her credentials.

We thought Senator Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) question to ACB about whether she denounces white supremacy despite having adopted two black kids took some beating. What an idiot.

Merriam Webster dictionary updates use of word ‘sexual preference’ after Democrat Senators disparage ACB

You have to hand it to the Stalinists running the Merriam-Webster dictionary. As soon as Democrat Senators Mazie Hirono and Cory Booker disparaged Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for using the term ‘sexual preference‘ as an “offensive” term it updated its online definition accordingly.

Senator Hirono remarked, “You use the term sexual preference to describe those in the LGBTQ community…Let me make clear: ‘sexual preference’ is an offensive, an outdated term. It is used by anti-LGBTQ activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice. It is not.

Naturally, ACB said she never used the term in a pejorative manner.

It reminds us of the scene from 1984 when Winston’s friend Syme says,

A word contains its opposite in itself. Take ‘good,’ for instance. If you have a word like ‘good,’ what need is there for a word like ‘bad’? ‘Ungood’ will do just as well…

…The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak.” 

It wasn’t so long ago that The Guardian‘s editors openly encouraged journalists to amplify language when referencing ‘climate change’.

Double plus good.

NBA Game 5 2020 viewers -70% vs 2019

Rut Roh! It seems that all the political activism on the basketball court has seen NBA Game 5 drawing only 5.7 million viewers, according to TVLine, representing a nearly 70% decline from the 18.22 million viewers who tuned-in for Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Golden State Warriors took on the Toronto Raptors.

No wonder the NBA is promising to keep its woke activities behind closed doors in 2021.

The NBA finally figured out that fans watch sports to distract themselves from politics and financial/marital/work stresses, not have it shoved down their throats.

#GetWokeGoBroke

Gov Whitmer’s alleged kidnappers hate Trump too

It seems that one of the very ringleaders who plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer was NOT inspired by President Trump. For he hates him too.

Damned narratives that keep getting debunked.

7999 billboards ok in LA. One deemed distracting

Pathetic. ‘Hollywood’ has adorned the LA hillside for decades but somehow ‘Trump’ is deemed distracting for drivers. On the plus side, it is free advertising to further make the claim that intolerant liberals don’t believe in free speech.

And Disney is giving money to this bloke?

You have to hand it to Colin Kaepernick. He is now wanting a world without police or prisons.

Remember Disney is giving money to this serial SJW to make a docuseries about social/racial injustice and inequality. You know, a player raised by a white family and for a period earned millions playing NFL would know a lot about that .

Kaeprnick’s production company Ra Vision Media has hired Jemele Hill, a contributor to the left-wing The Atlantic newspaper, as a producer. She had no qualms besmirching all NASCAR fans as racists over the Bubba Wallace noose hoax. So we can be assured of the balance that will permeate across Kaep’s docuseries.

Perhaps all those in favour of such a lifestyle choice without police (Minneapolis City Council just backflipped on this woke policy) should agree to move to a designated area/state where they can fulfill that Utopian dream. They can use CHAZ as a reference.

We reminded CHAZ residents at the time that when they created an “autonomous zone,” they didn’t get to demand a long list of supplies from the orderly capitalist society that they were rebelling against.

Still, over to you Kaep.