Thursday, August 31, 2006


1/3 of Americans fear another terrorist attack

What strikes me most about this story is the numbers. Only 1/3 of Americans fear another terrorist attack, and only 1/2 of those living in DC and New York fear the same.

One third?
One half?

8,000 people cross our southern border every day unaccounted for. They could be originating from anywhere, including the Middle East. Of course, we don't know where they're coming from because they are unaccounted for. Yet, only 1/3 of Americans fear another attack?

No wonder we can't close our borders. No wonder we're not demanding more from Iran. Obviously, the majority of the people out there don't get it.

Well, let me clue you all in. There WILL be another attack. The only questions are when, where and how bad. There WILL be another attack until we solve the problems that pose the biggest threats to our security.


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Gibson should apologize for more

Gibson should apologize for "Passion of the Christ"…says Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner has made the statement that if Mel Gibson is going to receive full forgiveness from Hollywood, then he must apologize for and admit that "The Passion of the Christ" was anti-semetic. Pardon me for being rude, but Rob Reiner is a fool.

The Bible portrays the crucifixion, and Gibson’s movie was based on those words. Granted, there was some use of dramatic license, but he did not drift from the basic premise that is described in the Bible. The Jewish Sanhedrin arrested Christ, tried Him in an arguably illegal manner, and asked for His execution. Pontius Pilate handed down the death sentence and the Roman military carried out the execution. These are the facts (depending on your individual belief) as they are depicted in the Bible.

So, Mr. Reiner, where is the anti-semetism? Is the Bible itself anti-semetic? If so, then why are the Jews described as God’s ‘chosen people’? Is that anti-semetic?

Let’s be truthful. Gibson’s movie was hated for one reason…it was Christian in nature. And we all know how Hollywood feels about Christianity. So, I don’t mind the criticism of Gibson, but I think that criticism should be voiced for what it is…a hatred of Christianity and not some transparent noble defense of the Jewish religion.

I’m not defending Gibson’s recent action. But let’s be fair. Just because he said some stupid things doesn’t mean his depiction of Biblical events is just as stupid. Hollywood, Mr. Reiner included, is simply exploiting his unfortunate incident to continue their thunderous attacks on the Christian religion.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Rep. Lantos - A Dem looking out for us

A congressman said Sunday he would ask the U.S. administration to freeze the $230 million aid package to Lebanon proposed by President Bush until the Lebanese government takes control of its borders with Syria and prevents arms smuggling to Hezbollah guerrillas.
Rep. Tom Lantos, the top Democrat on the House International Relations Committee, spoke after meeting with senior Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Lantos said he told Olmert the U.S. aid package to Lebanon was important, "but that this package should be withheld until the Lebanese government displays responsibility."
"A porous Syrian-Lebanon border will only invite the repetition of Hezbollah attacks in the future. Hezbollah must not be allowed to rearm again," he said.
Israel fought a 34-day war against Hezbollah after the guerrillas crossed the border July 12 and attacked an Israeli patrol, killing three soldiers and capturing two others. A U.N.-brokered cease-fire that took effect Aug. 14 stipulated the deployment of 15,000 Lebanese troops along the border with Israel, backed by a 15,000-strong U.N. force.
However, the cease-fire resolution only called on the Lebanese government to secure the border with Syria, saying the U.N. force could help, but only if asked by Lebanon.
Israel's Defense Minister Amir Peretz told the Cabinet on Sunday that Israel expects the international community to control Lebanon's border crossings.
Lantos said he aimed to put a temporary hold on the aid package until the Syrian border was secured

Add Rep. Lantos to the list of people I respect for saying or doing the right thing despite party affiliation. Good for him. Perhaps he's one of the few Dems who are looking out for the common American and calling things as they are. Perhaps it's an election year ploy to cater to the Middle, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I hope he backs up these words with actions.

If he does, it would be interesting to see how his party responds to him. Will they kick him off to the side right next to Joe Liebermann? My guess is yes. If so, I'm sure they can find room for him in the mainstream.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

"A hole in the ground..."

Nagin calls WTC site "A hole in the ground..."

I've posted many times on Nagin, so I don't have repeat how petty, immatue and unprofessional he is. Nor do I have to remind the people of New Orleans that they have NO room to complain about anything related to Katrina given the fact that they re-elected one of the men responsible for the botched response. Yes, more elections are coming, but this was the first. This was the first opportunity for the citizens of New Orleans to express their discontent. And the response..."We're okay with things as they are."

So this is your mayor, New Orleans. He refers to the World Trade Center as a 'hole in the ground' as if forgetting that 3,000 people died there. What's next? I wonder what he thinks about Normandy beach? Is Pearl Harbor nothing but an ugly oil-slick to him?

Classless would be a good word for this man but, in all honesty, it would probably be an insult to those without class. Nagin seems to be concerned about the nation's lack of concern for his broken city, yet everytime a camera is on him he behaves like some second-rate hoodlum and not an elected leader of a major city.

So, New Orleans can't complain, and they certainly can't show any discontent over this man's comments. This is your mayor, New Orleans. You made that decision yourselves.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Lebanon...our ally?

Lebanon calls for US to help end Israel’s blockade.

Did anyone see Shepard Smith’s interview with Lebanon’s president? For those who didn’t, this guy – someone the White House considers an ally and an administration ‘supported’ by the US – basically stated that Hezbollah was ‘defending’ Lebanon and in so many words referred to them as freedom fighters. Again, he was talking about Hezbollah. The group backed by Iran and Syria (the nation responsible for holding Lebanon under its boot for years) and the group that fired hundreds of rockets into civilian communities…deliberately targeting civilians. These people were defending Lebanon?

And now he wants our help to end Israel’s blockade? I don’t know how the State Dept will react, but my response would include something along the lines of ‘when hell freezes over’

Friday, August 25, 2006

Iran helps in the war against our troops

Iran is arming Iraqi extremists

The US has clear evidence that Iran is arming and training Iraqi extremists.

This is – in a word – unacceptable. If Iran has decided that they should be involved in Iraq, then they should be punished. If this doesn’t warrant punitive air strikes, I don’t know what does.

Iraq is teetering on an all-out civil wars and our troops are in the middle of it. We don’t need another extremist government poking their head where it doesn’t belong. It’s time to slap them around a little bit.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Racism pays the bills

Shreveport bus driver sends black students to the back of the bus

There is obviously an investigation going on, and if these allegations are found to be true and there is no logical explanation (ie, the white students had some form of disability) then the bus driver should be fired…period. Another alternative shouldn’t even be considered. This bus driver should be fired.

But what I don’t agree with is the NAACP getting ruffled about it and threatening to investigate the entire school district, even to the point of getting the Justice Dept involved. Is there a reason for this? Is the NAACP prepared to accuse the entire Red River School District of racism based on the actions of one imbecile? Isn’t that what they argue against, judging a group by the actions of one person?

I look at the NAACP just as I look at the Rainbow Coalition, they’re businesses. And businesses need money. In this case, the money comes from private contributions, and situations like the one above are looked at as opportunities to raise money…that’s all. Bottom line: racism pays the bills and there's no way they're going to allow racism to "go away" when their lifestyles depend on it to put food on the table.

I don’t believe the NAACP is ‘looking out’ for minorities any more than I believe our politicians are looking out for the interests of the common citizens. Maybe that’s not fair, but I haven’t seen the NAACP nor the Rainbow Coalition do much more than stir the racial pot in an attempt to incite racial division…which is what provides them money.

So fire the bus driver and send the message that this will not be tolerated, but the NAACP should stay out of it.


Two Muslim students ‘shocked’ about being thrown off of plane

This story reports on two Asian Muslim students who were removed from a plane after passengers protested their behavior (which wasn’t specified in the story). This is described as a ‘mutiny’ by the other passengers, and the two students in question said they were ‘shocked’.
Two things: First, they said they were ‘two ordinary lads who wanted a bit of fun’. This makes me wonder what exactly they were doing or saying. If they were sitting quietly in their seats, I doubt they would have attracted much attention. The lack of detail about this in the story sparks my curiosity.

Second, they were ‘shocked’ about being removed from the plane. Shocked? Have they not been watching the news? They are young, Muslim males, just like every suicide bomber that has ever killed an innocent person. Why would they be shocked at the other passengers voicing concern about their presence? No, not every young Muslim male is a suicide bomber, but every suicide bomber is a young Muslim male, shouldn’t this at least be a basis for suspicion? Now, that gets into profiling which is a whole other post.

But I don’t think the Muslim community should be ‘shocked’ when something like this happens. After all, I wouldn’t protest in the least if a Christian were stopped and questioned outside of an abortion clinic…they’ve earned it!

Maybe if the Muslim community would start policing their extremists, they wouldn’t have to worry about being kicked off of airplanes…maybe they wouldn’t have to worry about being ‘shocked’ when others look at them funny. Until then, I tip my hat to those passengers.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The 'do as I say' party

Barak Obama lectured to a crowd about converting to more fuel efficient vehicles and protecting the environment, recommending that people purchase hybrids to cut down on consumption of hydrocarbons.

After his speech, you guessed it, he drives off in an SUV. Of course, they tried to cover by saying that the vehicle uses e85 as a flex-fuel hybrid, but has yet to be converted to flex-fuel readiness.

And once again, a global warming alarmist has made a mockery of their message.

Maybe it’s just me, but doesn’t it seem like the global warming theory actually had more credibility BEFORE the democratic party jumped on its bandwagon? For some reason, I can imagine the global warming scientists wishing the dems would find something else to whine about.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Hurrican's all Bush's fault

2006 Tropical season below average

Wow. The hurricane season is less active than average. Despite predictions, it doesn't seem the disastrous end-o-the-world storm season will come true. I wonder why?

I know...Global Warming.

There's no other explanation. Somehow the heating of the earth causes the ice caps to melt which makes the water colder and keeps strong hurricanes from forming...right? And last year? Well, the hot air temperatures caused the water to heat up which caused stronger storms to form. It's all global warming. It's all man's fault. A less than average hurricane season? We should all be ashamed.

Mankind is destroying the earth. Somehow I believe President Bush is behind it all.

Spike Lee set to release film on Katrina

Spike Lee has completed a film on Hurricane Katrina and it will be appearing soon. I'm not sure how good it will be but I do know one will be accurate. If we know anything about Spike Lee it's the fact that he's fair and balanced. I'm certain this film will give equal time to the government agencies and will accurately portray the events as they unfolded in New Orleans.

The suspense about the ending is killing me. I wonder who he ends up blaming for the entire thing?

It can't be Bush...because he's to blame for a below average hurricane season right?

Friday, August 18, 2006

Some good from Hollywood

In light of what seems to a clear anti-war and anti-troops sentiment in Hollywood (and yes, opposing a soldier's cause DOES in fact equate to NOT supporting said soldier, please don't ask me to explain this again, if any veterans out there feel the need to explain, please be my guest), I decided to post a portion of an email from an active duty friend of mine.

I’m deploying next month and I want you to know that Cher (Sonny and Cher) bought me an insert for my Kevlar helmet to make it more comfortable and safe. The item cost $104 and she buys them in bulk to distribute
To the troops. Has that made it on the news in the US? I want to get the word out about what she is doing for us.

Well, I'm gonna do my share. Although I'm not particularly fond of Cher as an entertainer I now consider myself one her biggest fans, as a person. She may not support the war (I'm really not sure of her position), but you haven't seen her in front of the press saying it. And giving like this to the troops? Well, that speaks volumes.

What impresses me the most is that she is NOT publicizing her generosity. That says a lot about her true motives. Believe me, if it were Sean Penn he'd be sure to be surrounded by cameras as he presented one of these helmets to the troops.

So, I tip my hat to you, Cher. Thank you for supporting America's troops. You, Ma'am, are indeed a patriot in my book.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Just got an email from a friend with the link below. Warning! Do NOT click this link unless you can tolerate graphic scenes:

For those who don't click, it shows an 8 year old boy in Iran being punished for stealing. 8 years old...his punishment? He is forced to lay his arm before a truck while the care rolls over it, crushing his arm and rendering it useless. By the look of terror on his face, there was no pain medication given.

And WE'RE the barbarians? Israel is cursed for "disproportionate" violence? The people at Gitmo should be given equal rights? Wake up people! This is the 'religion of Peace'. These pictures show just how screwed up these extremist wackos really are and, like my friend, I can't begin to describe how these photos make me feel. It's sickness and evil to the core.

Yet, we continue to curse the West for 'inciting violence'. I don't think the West had anything to do with crushing this boy's arm. Now tell me why he grows up pissed off and angry. It's not the actions of the West.

I highly recommend you looking at them. It paints an accurate picture of what we're up against.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

How inconvenient...

Al Gore: Do as I say, not as I do.

So Mr. Conservation himself has a few enviro-skeletons in his closet. After reading this, I knew it HAD to go up on the blog. Here are a few tasty morsels from Al’s "environment-friendly" lifestyle:

he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.)… In the Washington, D.C., area, utility companies offer wind energy as an alternative to traditional energy. In Nashville, similar programs exist. Utility customers must simply pay a few extra pennies per kilowatt hour, and they can continue living their carbon-neutral lifestyles knowing that they are supporting wind energy. Plenty of businesses and institutions have signed up. Even the Bush administration is using green energy for some federal office buildings, as are thousands of area residents.

But according to public records, there is no evidence that Gore has signed up…Gore's office confirmed as much

The DNC has not signed up to pay an additional two pennies a kilowatt hour to go green why, then, didn't Gore dump his family's large stock holdings in Occidental (Oxy) Petroleum? As executor of his family's trust, over the years Gore has controlled hundreds of thousands of dollars in Oxy stock. Oxy has been mired in controversy over oil drilling in ecologically sensitive areas.

Gore's home in Carthage is sitting on a zinc mine. Gore receives $20,000 a year in royalties from Pasminco Zinc, which operates a zinc concession on his property. Tennessee has cited the company for adding large quantities of barium, iron and zinc to the nearby Caney Fork River

Hmmm…Seems to me that Al wants us to be friendly to the environment, but only follows his own advice when it’s convenient and not costly. I love it when stuff like this pops up. It erodes his credibility as an environmental activist and shows his true colors as nothing more than an alarmist who obviously doesn’t truly believe the earth’s environment is being destroyed…either that or he simply doesn’t care enough to change his own life.

Monday, August 14, 2006

The Big Easy and the Big Sucker

Houston took in 150,000 evacuees _ the most of any U.S. city _ after Katrina struck on Aug. 29. Houston police believe the evacuees are partly responsible for a nearly 17.5 percent increase in homicides so far this year over the same period in 2005.

About 21 percent of Houston's 232 homicides through July 25 involved an evacuee as either a suspect or a victim, according to police, who attribute much of the bloodshed to fighting among rival New Orleans gang members.

"I don't think Texas really knows what they got,"

I laughed when I first read that last line because as I watched the events unfold, the moment I heard Houston was opening its arms for the refugees, I said the same thing.

I know this will sound naive, but it seems to me that when an entire city, indeed an entire state offers to lend its support, to give these people food and a place to seems to me that there would be a little gratitude. I knew there never would be, but I still held out a little hope. So much for that.

Meanwhile, crime in New Orleans has gone in the other direction, so I'm sure they are very much appreciative of Houston's kindness. Now, if they can only figure out how to rebuild with only 98 billion dollars.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

It's Blair's fault

Muslims warn Blair

I'm beginning to wonder what the Muslim faith is about. This article is stunning. Apparently, Muslim leaders in England feel the need to blame Tony Blair for the "rise in extremism" and go so far as to say that his policy towards Iraq and failure to pressure Israel are contributing to Muslim violence. They've written him a letter detailing these concerns.

So it's Blair's fault.

England just thwarted a major terror plot intent on murdering hundreds, if not thousands, of people, and who do the Muslim leaders feel the need to criticize? Tony Blair. Unbelievable.

They feel that Blair's policy fuels terrorism, but don't seem too concerned about how much fuel their criticism supplies. I wonder if they ever thought about how effective a "letter" denouncing the extremists would be? Wouldn't that serve more of a purpose than basically agreeing with the extremists in stating that the West is wrong? Wouldn't it show those people that they are isolating themselves. Instead, they echo the message of the terrorists.

The Muslim faith has been hijacked by extremist psychos, and NO church leaders seem to care. Is there any Muslim leader out there with the guts to take a stand against those who blaspheme their religion?

So far I haven't seen it...which is why I'm beginning to wonder about the faith as a whole.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Olmert accepts

Olmert accepts cease fire

Under pressure from the global community and their criticism of Israel's excessive force, Olmert has agreed to a cease fire. He desires peace and he has clearly grown weary of fighting the diplomatic battles.

Hezbollah still stands, still a threat. But what else could Olmert do? Hezbollah will renew the fight. Maybe not tomorrow or next month, but eventually they will strike again and force Israel to confront them. And once again the UN will criticize their excessive force.

In London, 24 people were arrested on the verge of carrying out a plot of mass murder. Yet, we criticize Israel for killing "innocent" people. Is it me, or is the world becoming more and more Muslim each day?

I salute the Israelis. At least they had the guts to defend their soldiers. Two Americans were kidnapped, tortured and killed just a few months ago...and still we've done nothing.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Crazy like a fox

"...they don't want to live side-by-side in peace with other nations. The American government, sir, it is very clear to me they have to change their behavior and everything will be resolved. (George W. Bush) believes that his power emanates from his nuclear warhead arsenals. The time of the bomb is in the past, it's behind us. Today is the era of thoughts, dialogue and cultural exchanges."

The man who said these words is none other than Iranian President Amadinejad in his upcoming 60 Minutes interview with Mike Wallace. As you laugh, remember this was the same man who said that Israel should be wiped off the earth. Is that what he means by 'era of thoughts, dialogue and cultural exchanges'?

He says the 'time of the bomb is in the past', yet continues to build his own bomb in defiance of the UN. I am seriously beginning to think that he may be schizophrenic or have multiple personalities. That, at least, could explain his behavior. But who needs explanations? In the words of Chris Rock..."Whatever happened to just plain crazy?" Yes, I think some Haldol would do this man some good.

Poor Wallace. Interviewing this guy must have been like interviewing a monkey on meth.

But I have to hand it to the nutjob, his strategy is brilliant. America is divided and his only hope of victory is for that divide to continue. So he utters a few mushy idealistic comments to an American reporter and soon all the liberals are swooning. Next, the calls of "get out of Iraq" will be replaced by "leave Iran alone".

He may be crazy, but he ain't dumb.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Vanity and human fetuses

Stem cells from aborted fetuses used for cosmetic purposes

Is this what people mean when they say the ESCR will benefit all of mankind? For some reason I thought the science was going to be used to save lives. Foolish me. Why would a culture who fails to value life care about saving lives when they could use the research as a means of looking younger?

And the slippery slope just got a little slippier.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

My third book review

by John Washburn

Subject: A riveting political thriller paralleling today's cancerous threat to America. Our largely unprotected borders and terrorist war evolve into a massive attack against Texas. The President and TX Governor are at political odds. A physician and his brother take bold action. Amid the chaos the divided country is almost terminal- in dire need of healing.

Noteworthy: In addition to a striking writing style, the book accurately reflects today's potential for a terrorist attack with far greater implications than 9/11. The author delves into today's most emotional and arguable issues while the book's action continues. The most logical and correct course is debated and defined while America struggles to survive.

Mindquest Review of Books

Friday, August 04, 2006

Robertson is a believer!

I had no idea Pat Robertson was so easily swayed. Here is a quote:

"We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels," Robertson said during his "700 Club" broadcast on Thursday. The high temperatures in some regions of the U.S. East are "the most convincing evidence I've seen on global warming in a long time," he added.

Really? It’s a summer heat wave and THIS is the most convincing evidence of global warming? This one statement effectively ruined whatever credibility Robertson had with me. How is this summer’s heat wave any indication of global warming?

According to this climatologist, the current heat wave mimics one from the 1930s. Was there global warming back then? Maybe the earth’s climate cycles periodically from hot spells to cold spells (Does anyone remember the panic driven by the science community in the 70s/80s about global COOLING?). Maybe the earth’s climate is a rather dynamic thing. Is this possible? No, says Robertson, it’s the fossil fuels, and the fact that it’s 104 degrees in Washington is evidence of that.

At least Robertson is a good example of the hysteria that has been fueled by the enviro-nazi scientists who see no other possibility in regards to the earth’s changing climate. What I really admire about the Global Warming theory is that no matter what happens with the climate, it can always be attributed to Global Warming.

Getting hotter? Global warming. Getting colder (snowing in South Africa)? Global warming. More hurricanes? Global warming. Fewer hurricanes (they’re scaling down the predictions for this year)? Global warming. Ice caps melting? Global warming. Ice caps growing? Global warming.

No matter what side of the argument you’re on, you can’t help but admire a theory that can utilize any contradiction as a supportive argument. It’s brilliant. In a way, the theory of global warming is kind of like the idea of God. Either you believe it or you don’t. No one will ever be able to prove or disprove the existence or lack thereof. I guess Robertson is now a "believer"…hallelujah.

What I want to know is that if these enviro-nazis TRULY believe in global warming – with all their heart – then why is it the same groups who oppose the expansion of nuclear power? Isn’t that the antidote to global warming? Clean power? No, it’s not acceptable. I guess we should all revert back to candlelight and horse-drawn buggies, that is until the animal rights groups have their say.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The right to molest?

Man claims that pedophilia is a civil right

It was only a matter of time. As you read this article you may laugh at how ridiculous it sounds, but don’t laugh too hard. This is just one more downhill stop on the slippery slope of our moral fiber. So this article may sound ridiculous now, but in ten years the man’s claim may become the norm.

After all, twenty years ago it was a ridiculous notion to think that homosexuality was not a conscious choice, and that homosexuals should be allowed to marry. Now, you’re a bigot if you have such thoughts. Judges all over the nation are adding to the controversy by calling the crime of child molestation a "disease" and sentencing the offender to "treatment" rather than prison time.

To hell with that. I say lock them up for a long, long time.

So, this nut in Ohio will likely be put in prison, but his words will set a precedent. Soon, more pedophiles will be making similar claims and it won’t be long before they demand equal rights under the law, maybe even demand the right to marry a six year old. See what happens in an immoral society? It’s the children who ultimately pay the price for our sins.

So one day in the near future I may be called a bigot by saying that it's immoral for an adult to have sex with a child. You may laugh, but don't laugh too hard.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

UN Resolution for Iran

UN Resolution demands Iran suspend nuke program or face consequences.

It took me a few minutes to write that sentence. After all, it's hard to type while laughing so hard. My guess is, the Iranians are probably laughing just as hard. The UN threatening action? Right.

Anyone out there want to take bets on what happens after the August 31 deadline comes and goes? We know Iran won't stop their nuke program. I think the only think up for debate is exactle how many UN Resolutions are issued before the US has to build another coalition to go in and do the UN's job for them. How many were issued to Iraq? 18 or 19? I lost count.

That's a mighty big number, but I think the UN can surpass it. After all, the US is stretched to a near-limit and there doesn't seem to be much of a coalition willing to disarm these lunatics. So maybe the UN can get up to 20 or 30 worthless resolutions before something is actually done. Either that, or Iran lobs a few warheads into Europe and wakes up the appeasers. I'm not sure which will come first.

But I'm certain August 31 is a pretty meaningless "deadline".

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

"Tar Baby", I won't apologize

Romney apologizes for ‘tar baby’ remark

Here is another example of how we’ve become way too sensitive. A ‘tar baby’, like the article says, is generally used to describe a ‘sticky mess’. THAT’S the context in which Mr. Romney used it, yet, for some reason many people felt it was a racial slur. Why?

I understand that ‘tar baby’ has been used by some as a racial slur, but that’s not how Romney was using it. He used the term properly and accurately when describing the Big Dig. Why have we become so sensitive that any little remark taken out of context suddenly becomes offensive? Is it politics or is it because we’ve grown way too politically correct? I don’t know, but it’s getting ridiculous.

I’m white. If someone says "I’d like to spread some cheese on that cracker", I’m not going to gasp in horror and demand that person apologize. Why? Because it wasn’t a racial slur.

Relax people. Ease up a bit. Political correctness in this country has itself grown into a tar baby.