Tuesday's HOT MIC
Fifty-three percent (53%) of college students believe that promoting diversity and inclusivity is more important than free speech. A Gallup survey found that 46% take the opposite view and believe free speech is the higher value.
Men and Republicans are more likely to value free speech. Women and Democrats are more likely to place a higher value on inclusivity and diversity.
This is, no offense, exactly what I would have expected to see. Free speech hurts feelings, and in a feminized society, feelings are paramount. Further, free speech is enshrined in the Constitution, which faddish notions like "diversity" and "inclusivity" are not. As I often write on Twitter: tolerance is not a virtue. Diversity is not a goal. And hate is sometimes a very useful emotion.
Cover your ears, ladies.
Because they totally care about education and the kids and stuff:
Or maybe this:
It's always nice to have a few stories like this sprinkled throughout the week:
Rudeen didn't have time to feed the baby before the flight and says he began screaming as they boarded the plane. Shortly after her son began crying, his toddler sister threw a temper tantrum, as kids often do.
"My 3 year old, who was excited before boarding the plane, lost her nerve and began screaming and kicking 'I want to get off the plane! I don't want to go!' I honestly thought we'd get kicked off the plane," Rudeen wrote on Facebook after the trip.
As Rudeen tried to calm her children down, the passenger seated next to them stepped in to help.
"With two kids losing their minds, I was desperately trying to calm the situation," she wrote in the Facebook post. "This man reached for the baby and held him while I forced a seatbelt on Caroline, got her tablet and started her movie. Once she was settled and relatively calmed, he distracted her so that I could feed Alexander."
A little #ProTip to any new parents out there who haven't flown with their babies yet but plan to: feed the baby during takeoff and landing. That relieves the pressure in the ears. My daughter began flying with me when she was seven weeks old and this worked like a charm.
Also, if the flight attendants are busy and you need to heat up a bottle, put some hot water from the bathroom sink into a barf bag and stick the bottle in that.
I'm always here to help.
@FarLeftWatch makes a great point:
I was thinking the same thing as I was surfing for news about May Day earlier. I have no problem with the media casting a negative light on actual white supremacists and Nazis. But why the kind and gentle news coverage for the communist extremists?
Well, I think we all know the answer to that.