Enough of this PC
POSTED: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 6:49pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:30am
tyler — I had a hard day Thursday. When I get like this, I try and hide it from others.
Why drag them down with what depresses me? But, I'll share it tonight.
I lived in the Seattle, Washington area for years. Met my wife there. And some of the best people I ever worked with in TV are still there and I love them.
But, when I saw this Thursday, I literally thought I was going to have a conniption fit. There was a local business group there in Seattle which wanted to buy advertising signs that are available for local busses.
They wanted the sign to read "Buy American." Not a big deal, huh?
Well, Seattle Metro, the organization that oversees transportation in that city, shot the idea down because
they said the slogan was too political.
Asking people to "Buy American?
I bet it it would have been OK if the ad would have said "buy from Mexico."
I am so sick of this politically correct business. We're not losing our county at the barrel of a gun. We are giving it away on a silver platter.
The Forth Worth Independent School District today was called out because they said they wanted no Christmas in the classroom. Well, this hit the fan and they came out with a clarification hours later that said Santa was allowed everywhere else in the school, just not in the classroom because it was disruptive.
And my day has been better today. Because it was reported late last night that Seattle Metro - after the hell that was raised - backed down.
After further review, they decided that "Buy American" was not too much of a political statement and will accept that slogan on bus billboards.
Isn't it a darn shame we even have to go through this?
But, people who have had a gut-full on PC are speaking out. The silent majority isn't so silent anymore.
And that has others concerned.
That's my point of view, wha'ts yours?
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