The illiberal strike again. Advertisements that have appeared on buses in Pittsburgh for more than a decade will be removed because of a perceived racial slur they convey when read backward. The Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania said Wednesday that it plans to remove the words “Ziggin Zaggin,” which have been part of a broader campaign that also uses other phrases. Tracey Jennings said she only recently noticed the years-old ads through one of the rearview mirrors on her car and saw what the word “Ziggin Zaggin” spelled backward. Jennings posted on Facebook: “REALLY PORT AUTHORITY! On my way into work I see this on the side of the bus… It says ‘ZIGGIN ZAGGIN ZIGGIN’, from the outside. Take a minute and soak that in. If you are sitting on the bus and looking out the window, what you will read is ‘N***IZ N***AZ N***IZ!!’ I never noticed this until this morning.. So how long have N***AZ been on the bus???” Port Authority spokesman Jim Ritchie said Wednesday that the ads will be removed within two weeks and offered an apology. “Port Authority certainly did not intend for this message to offend anyone,” Ritchie told the Tribune Review Wednesday. “We apologize to anyone who may have been offended.” Nobody seems to have been since 2003 when the ads first were painted on the buses. Why now? One person’s ‘sensibilities’ were offended and now they have to change. How about, hey don’t read things backwards in your mirror, pay attention to the road.
It reminds me of the time that hidden messages were on LP records: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_backmasked_messages
Ahh, Hilarious (“Go to the back of the line”) Clinton, ‘dissing’ the citizens of Texas while she has the cojones to be in Texas complaining about the state law passed by referendum to require voter ID at the polling place. (explained more fully here: https://larrythecontrarian.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/loser-of-the-week-2/ ). Since we have more illegal aliens (or undocumented works as the illiberal left wants to call them) than any other state and the Justice department keeps releasing known criminals into the state, we just want to make sure that only citizens of Texas and of the United States vote. What the heck is wrong with that? An early theme of the Democratic front-runner’s 2016 campaign has been working hard for every vote, even in traditionally Republican states like Texas. During her Texas visit, Clinton held campaign events and raise money. Clinton stopped in Austin for a fundraiser Thursday morning at the home of Suzanne and Marc Winkelman. It costs $2,700 to attend the event, $27,000 to co-host it and $50,000 to host it, according to an invitation. Nice to know the average person go see her. The Republican National Committee quickly pounced on the news of Clinton’s trip to Texas. “Instead of answering at least one of the many questions regarding foreign donations and her secret email server, Hillary Clinton continues to opt for staged campaign events and private fundraisers,” RNC spokeswoman Ruth Guerra said in a statement. “If Hillary thinks these tactics will work in Texas, she clearly doesn’t know Texans.” From Rachel Madcow” “Rather, the reason Hillary Clinton is in Texas today and tomorrow is ka-ching. Texas is a big state, has a big population, even though the state as a whole votes for Republican candidates basically in lockstep, that doesn`t mean there aren`t a lot of rich donor class Democrats in Texas who are happy to make their money count in national Democratic campaigns even if their vote at home in Texas really doesn`t count, at least not yet. The chair of the Democratic Party today tells “The Guardian” newspaper, quote, “Texas is an ATM machine for Democrats all over the country.” So, mostly, Hillary Clinton will be going to Texas to insert her proverbial ATM card into the Texas Democratic donor class and withdraw campaign donations. I think that`s mostly why she is there, and nobody would say otherwise.”
Maybe there is still hope! MSNBS‘s prime time numbers were down across the board. Rachel Maddow (their most vile spewer of half-truths and distorted facts) delivered what the Hollywood Reporter said were her lowest total viewing figures in her show’s history, and she even fell behind timeslot rival Piers Morgan—a very rare victory for the CNN host. Chris Hayes also delivered sharply lower ratings than the man he replaced, Ed Schultz, did in 2012. Both of them, along with hosts from Chris Matthews to Al Sharpton to Martin Bashir, landed in fourth place in their timeslots—a marked change from their normal second-place status.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/msnbc-may-ratings-maddow_n_3354785.html and remember this is a bastion of illiberal written poppycock.