Posts Tagged ‘censorship’

September 24th, 2022 - 8:06 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Florida Gov. DeSantis’ bizarre claims about slavery

Defending his efforts to censor the history taught in Florida’s schools, GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis made the wildly inaccurate statement at left. In fact, British courts were questioning slavery well before the American Revolution, and the British Empire abolished slavery decades before America did[...]

August 19th, 2022 - 12:34 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Kayleigh McEnany says something intelligent, but still has blind spots

The first time I saw Kayleigh McEnany on TV, she impressed me as a twit, and my opinion of her hasn’t changed much. She currently works as a Fox News propagandist, which is an appropriate placement for her. She doesn’t belong in respectable journalism. Even though I pronounce her name &#[...]

August 14th, 2022 - 11:55 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Why Yale and Harvard should cancel DeSantis’ degrees

Let’s be clear: Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, isn’t just banning rainbows from elementary school classrooms, ostensibly to protect little kids from homosexual influences. He’s also meddling in what can be taught in Florida public universities, determined[...]

June 12th, 2022 - 2:15 pm § in Politics

Florida governor declares Texas drag show is dangerous to Florida children

A video of a Texas drag show triggered Florida’s book-burning Gov. Ron DeSantis. He announced during a press conference he’s “considering using child protective services to investigate parents who bring their children to see drag performances,” and proposed to “terminate t[...]

May 21st, 2022 - 9:14 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Still think conservatives believe in “freedom”?

The U.S. Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) is meeting in Hungary, whose strongman is teaching them how to seize power. Read stories here and here Conservatives don’t like social change and want to preserve a way of life they’re comfortable with. But they’re a voting minority, and[...]

February 23rd, 2022 - 1:48 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Poll: Ban book bans!

This poll isn’t good news for the Republicans banning popular books from school libraries: They have almost no public support. Which suggests their efforts to muzzle teaching about slavery and racism in schools may not go over well, either. Of course, it shouldn’t; this is racists trying[...]

February 21st, 2022 - 3:55 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Schools can’t teach about this

Two teens got into a fight at a New Jersey mall last week. When the police arrived, a cop tackled and handcuffed the 14-year-old black kid, while another cop pushed the 15-year-old “white” kid onto a couch “but did not restrain him.” (The older kid was initially described as[...]

February 15th, 2017 - 7:58 am § in Misc.

WHO censored this? FACEBOOK or William Quick?

FACEBOOK CENSORED A post about Holocaust.  This is hard to imagine.  I suspect they responded to a complaint by my brother-in-law and troll, William.  Dr. Quick has attacked me and my father because he insists my father plagiarized photographs of the Buchenwald Camp.   Review the Facebook Commun[...]

August 1st, 2016 - 8:30 am § in Misc.

CHINA: Internet portals must shut all original reporting operations

Xi’s ‘Crusade’: Web services can now carry only state-approved media news (BLOOMBERG) China’s top internet regulator ordered major online companies including Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. to stop original news reporting, the latest effort by the government to tighten its grip over the[...]

May 16th, 2016 - 1:41 am § in Misc., UW

Who is Norm Arkans?

Norm Arkans is head of the UW’s Office of Media Relations and Communications My biggest concern is that Mr. Arkans’ activities are not overseen by the Faculty Senate.  In effect we have a Minister of Propaganda whose activities curtail the free speech that should be part of the central [...]