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From the Toronto Star:

Title of ‘chief’ phased out across the Toronto District School Board

The Toronto school board will no longer have chief financial or chief communications officers, as the board finalizes efforts to change titles out of respect for Indigenous people.

By the way, this post’s title is a nod to a 1986 Michael Kinsley joke in The New Republic:

Worthwhile Canadian Initiative
Can you top this?

BY THE NEW REPUBLIC STAFF
May 5, 1986

These three words, which appeared over Flora Lewis’s column in the April 10 New York Times, strike many experts as possibly the most boring headline ever written.

 
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  1. This was not worthless. It made me laugh.

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  2. Chief=From Middle English, borrowed from Old French chief (“leader”), from Vulgar Latin *capum (from which also captain, chieftain), from Latin caput (“head”) (English cap (“head covering”)), from Proto-Indo-European *kauput- (English head).

    So those “Indigenous people” the Toronto School Board is concerned about are English and French?

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    • Replies: @Langley
    They have a niggardly education.
    , @snorlax
    Someone alert the Québécois. Le plan anglais de prendre nos chefs!
    , @guest
    Even if it were "first nations" terminology in origin, what is supposed to be disrespectful about borrowing one their words to denote leadership? Unless it's used tongue-in-cheekily, like Grand Poobah.

    I've had the same problem figuring out why "brave" was supposed to be an offensive name for a sports team. "How dare you imply indigenous peoples are brave!"
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  3. It wouldn’t make Chief Knockahoma a bad Chief if he had a keg of cold beer on tap inside his teepee while he watches the baseball game.

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  4. jcd1974 says:

    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term “Master of the College” offensive to black students.

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    Not to mention the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term “Master of the College” offensive to black students.
     
    Well, if they had put that master in charge of preparing fishhooks to catch fish it would be protected by the Left - and (as the Left is wont to do when push comes to shove, or even whenever the wind blows), blacks be damned, and their feelings too. After all, Sexual Liberation(s)!
    , @Mr. Anon

    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term “Master of the College” offensive to black students.
     
    One wonders how long it will be before they replace the "Masters Degree" with something less offensive to black bodies. My suggestion would be to rename that particular honor the "Overseers Degree".

    Come to think of it "Bachelors Degree" is pretty sexist (or is that now genderist?). It were better if it were renamed the "Spinsters Degree".
    , @guest
    "Yessa, college massa, I'se-a gwine to raise them funds for ya, Lord-a-mighty."
    , @Tex
    Imagine how triggering Master Chief Petty Officer is.
    , @Pontius
    Remember that dumb controversy a few years back about master and slave hard drives in the computer's bios settings being offensive to blacks?
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  5. Brooks in the Times explaining Thaler’s Nobel says that people do this kind of thing to make themselves feel popular. You’re doing the Lord’s work Steve helping people recognize how unpopular such nonsense actually is.

    Some folks are a little slow on the uptake.

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  6. AM says:

    So instead of Chief, will they go for “Czar” or “Emperor?”

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    It's funny how America ended up using "Czar" to mean "someone appointed to tackle a particular problem". The better choice would have been "Commodore" because that's the title given to a senior naval officer in charge of some task force or initiative.
    , @tyrone
    how about exalted cyclops
    , @njguy73
    Whenever I hear someone named " Czar," I think about what my grandfather would have thought. He left Russia for this?
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  7. eah says:

    Indigenous peoples

    I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of an Eskimo chief. Nor seen indigenous capitalized when not beginning a sentence. Is there a new Canadian province called Indegeny?

    It would be interesting to hear the McKenzie brothers take on this.

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  8. I know that they’re trying to be sensitive, but instead they’re being stupid.

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  9. Thirdtwin says:

    The school board has also voted to replace the word “how” with the phrase, “in what manner” in all future school communications.

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    +1000
    , @Pericles
    Lol, that proposal must be voted on by the board.
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  10. Flip says:
    @jcd1974
    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term "Master of the College" offensive to black students.

    Not to mention the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

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  11. Can’t wait for the urban White bien-pensants to try tell the tribes of their First Nations that they no longer may call their bosses “Chief.”

    Perhaps western notions of non-authoritarian & non-hierarchical organization a la “Occupy Wall-Street” “Antifa” & “Resistance” should be foisted upon the tribes?

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  12. @AM
    So instead of Chief, will they go for "Czar" or "Emperor?"

    It’s funny how America ended up using “Czar” to mean “someone appointed to tackle a particular problem”. The better choice would have been “Commodore” because that’s the title given to a senior naval officer in charge of some task force or initiative.

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    Because Czars have such a faultless track record of competence and accomplishment.
    , @mobi

    It’s funny how America ended up using “Czar” to mean “someone appointed to tackle a particular problem”.
     
    Funny, indeed. I wonder how long before it's deemed 'beyond the pale'.

    After all, in the Current Year, isn't it practically Obersturmbannfuhrer?

    , @guest
    The British use the term "czar" in the same manne, as well. Maybe they took after us for once. I can't explain why we adopted "czar" instead of "Commodore" or anything other alternative you can think up. But the earliest usage with which I'm familiar pertains to Bernard Baruch running the War Industries Board during WWI. That was more than just some guy tasked with some particular job. He was Bernard Frickin' Baruch, in charge of mobilizing the U.S. economy for the biggest war ever.

    It required a nickname more regal and meaningful than Commodore, I suppose.

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  13. EdwardM says:

    I support this, though not for the reasons they did it: the proliferation of “Chief” titles in the corporate world, and now government too.

    The ball got rolling when Chief Operating Officer was added to the long-standing CEO and CFO. That title might be legitimate, as might Chief Information Officer, but everything after that has been absurd: chief people officer, chief risk officer, chief diversity officer, chief security officer, chief information security officer, chief data officer, and countless even more exotic ones. Most of the holders of these titles are not really “chiefs” of much and are not “officers” in the traditional corporate sense.

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    • Replies: @guest
    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians in the corporate world.
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  14. @Cagey Beast
    It's funny how America ended up using "Czar" to mean "someone appointed to tackle a particular problem". The better choice would have been "Commodore" because that's the title given to a senior naval officer in charge of some task force or initiative.

    Because Czars have such a faultless track record of competence and accomplishment.

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    Yeah, Czars were notoriously boring little bean-counters who just got stuff done without a lot of fuss and show.
    , @Anonymous
    A person temporarily given exceptional power to solve an extraordinary problem would more appropriately be called a dictator. I don't know why they adopted an exotic Russian word instead.
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  15. tyrone says:
    @AM
    So instead of Chief, will they go for "Czar" or "Emperor?"

    how about exalted cyclops

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  16. Matriarchal managerialism frigging rocks! Just when you think we’ve hit the final frontier of their trivia, their feelings-based navigation system manages to pull us all back into their Sargasso Sea of pointlessness, resentment and inertia. They need to be kicked off the bridge.

    Here’s a grand old Canadian showing us what 2036 was supposed to be like, once us reactionaries and petty nationalists got out of the way. I think the matriarchal, “meritocratic elite” have knocked us off schedule and over budget.

    Funny how Richard Spencer-ish this speech is.

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  17. @Steve Sailer
    Because Czars have such a faultless track record of competence and accomplishment.

    Yeah, Czars were notoriously boring little bean-counters who just got stuff done without a lot of fuss and show.

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  18. Flemur says:

    A General Contractor should now be called a Chief Contractor so the Army isn’t sad.

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    But what about the contractors, who thinks of their feelings?
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  19. O'Really says:

    You shouldn’t have included the explanatory note. That reference is like a secret handshake for those of us who fondly remember the long lost days of the Kinsley New Republic.

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    Best insight?: most "racism" is classism.
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  20. Langley says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Chief=From Middle English, borrowed from Old French chief (“leader”), from Vulgar Latin *capum (from which also captain, chieftain), from Latin caput (“head”) (English cap (“head covering”)), from Proto-Indo-European *kauput- (English head).
     
    So those "Indigenous people" the Toronto School Board is concerned about are English and French?

    They have a niggardly education.

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  21. EdwardM says:

    How about changing “Chief ” to “Jefe”? They can pay homage to their Latino compatriots, and, for those in on the joke, enjoy the banana-republic feel to it.

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    Well, that would include both genders (jefe, jefa), but we would probably end up with jef@.
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  22. njguy73 says:
    @AM
    So instead of Chief, will they go for "Czar" or "Emperor?"

    Whenever I hear someone named ” Czar,” I think about what my grandfather would have thought. He left Russia for this?

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    Did your grandfather flee the Tsar or the fellas who murdered the Tsar?
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  23. AndrewR says:

    This still doesn’t top the response to those alt-lite military guys saying un-PC things to the petulant protesters in Halifax.

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  24. @Thirdtwin
    The school board has also voted to replace the word "how" with the phrase, "in what manner" in all future school communications.

    +1000

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  25. Well, how very white of the Toronto School Board to blend all the native peoples together and to speak for them. So next, Chief Petty officer and Fire Chief?

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    Condescension for the sake of equality.
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  26. bjdubbs says:

    How about “EU Mulls Blockchain Regulations” is my best try. It includes two of the dullest things ever (blockchain, EU) but doesn’t include the most boring thing ever (Gaza Strip).

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  27. Lurker says:
    @Flemur
    A General Contractor should now be called a Chief Contractor so the Army isn't sad.

    But what about the contractors, who thinks of their feelings?

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  28. Lurker says:

    One would think that using the word ‘chief’ was something of a compliment. I’m sure it’s more of a generic chief anyway.

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  29. Pericles says:
    @Thirdtwin
    The school board has also voted to replace the word "how" with the phrase, "in what manner" in all future school communications.

    Lol, that proposal must be voted on by the board.

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  30. eah says:

    Can be seen by children of all ages — but I guess that’s intended.

    Poster at downtown Toronto subway station. Society has embraced decadence/Satanism.

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  31. snorlax says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Chief=From Middle English, borrowed from Old French chief (“leader”), from Vulgar Latin *capum (from which also captain, chieftain), from Latin caput (“head”) (English cap (“head covering”)), from Proto-Indo-European *kauput- (English head).
     
    So those "Indigenous people" the Toronto School Board is concerned about are English and French?

    Someone alert the Québécois. Le plan anglais de prendre nos chefs!

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  32. inertial says:

    So using “chief” is disrespectful? In this case they should replace it with Fuhrer. Financial Fuhrer, Communication Fuhrer, Executive Fuhrer. Every time you use these expressions you are bashing Nazis!

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  33. guest says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Chief=From Middle English, borrowed from Old French chief (“leader”), from Vulgar Latin *capum (from which also captain, chieftain), from Latin caput (“head”) (English cap (“head covering”)), from Proto-Indo-European *kauput- (English head).
     
    So those "Indigenous people" the Toronto School Board is concerned about are English and French?

    Even if it were “first nations” terminology in origin, what is supposed to be disrespectful about borrowing one their words to denote leadership? Unless it’s used tongue-in-cheekily, like Grand Poobah.

    I’ve had the same problem figuring out why “brave” was supposed to be an offensive name for a sports team. “How dare you imply indigenous peoples are brave!”

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    "I’ve had the same problem figuring out why 'brave' was supposed to be an offensive name for a sports team. 'How dare you imply indigenous peoples are brave!'"

    Native Americans were peaceful agrarians who lived in perfect harmony with nature. The idea of "bravery," or "courage," as a virtue is a European perversion which would have been incomprehensible to them.

    Don't you know anything?
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  34. mobi says:
    @Cagey Beast
    It's funny how America ended up using "Czar" to mean "someone appointed to tackle a particular problem". The better choice would have been "Commodore" because that's the title given to a senior naval officer in charge of some task force or initiative.

    It’s funny how America ended up using “Czar” to mean “someone appointed to tackle a particular problem”.

    Funny, indeed. I wonder how long before it’s deemed ‘beyond the pale’.

    After all, in the Current Year, isn’t it practically Obersturmbannfuhrer?

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  35. guest says:
    @Cagey Beast
    It's funny how America ended up using "Czar" to mean "someone appointed to tackle a particular problem". The better choice would have been "Commodore" because that's the title given to a senior naval officer in charge of some task force or initiative.

    The British use the term “czar” in the same manne, as well. Maybe they took after us for once. I can’t explain why we adopted “czar” instead of “Commodore” or anything other alternative you can think up. But the earliest usage with which I’m familiar pertains to Bernard Baruch running the War Industries Board during WWI. That was more than just some guy tasked with some particular job. He was Bernard Frickin’ Baruch, in charge of mobilizing the U.S. economy for the biggest war ever.

    It required a nickname more regal and meaningful than Commodore, I suppose.

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  36. mobi says:

    I was about to make a comment about the gap between status pretensions and actual status/ability being greatest for teacher-types, which explains a fair amount of their notorious SJW posturing, but this is the school board, whose Trustees are elected in municipal elections.

    Are school board Trustees typically former teachers?

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    mobi, In the nearby Williamsville, NY school district, the teachers' union takes pride in the fact that all six of the School Board members are their endorsed candidates. Might as well be surrogate teachers.
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  37. guest says:
    @EdwardM
    I support this, though not for the reasons they did it: the proliferation of "Chief" titles in the corporate world, and now government too.

    The ball got rolling when Chief Operating Officer was added to the long-standing CEO and CFO. That title might be legitimate, as might Chief Information Officer, but everything after that has been absurd: chief people officer, chief risk officer, chief diversity officer, chief security officer, chief information security officer, chief data officer, and countless even more exotic ones. Most of the holders of these titles are not really "chiefs" of much and are not "officers" in the traditional corporate sense.

    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians in the corporate world.

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  38. guest says:
    @njguy73
    Whenever I hear someone named " Czar," I think about what my grandfather would have thought. He left Russia for this?

    Did your grandfather flee the Tsar or the fellas who murdered the Tsar?

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    Fled the Tsar.
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  39. G Pinfold says:

    ‘Chief Axed.’

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  40. Dube says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    Well, how very white of the Toronto School Board to blend all the native peoples together and to speak for them. So next, Chief Petty officer and Fire Chief?

    Condescension for the sake of equality.

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  41. The TDSB has been hard at work lately, standing up for peace, order and good government. They banned student trips to the United States.

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/tdsb-travel-ban-1.4039207

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    Another Canadian, they may have banned school trips to the US of A, but the students' parent are on this side of the border shopping and attending sporting events constantly because of the high prices on food and clothing in Canada and the taxes. Maybe we should ban the adults.
    , @AnotherDad

    The TDSB has been hard at work lately, standing up for peace, order and good government. They banned student trips to the United States.

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/tdsb-travel-ban-1.4039207
     
    I love it. Having lived a year in Canada, i can say that there are few things more tedious than getting lectures about the US from Canadians. Canadians benefit enormously from having their only border being largest undefended border in the world and being able to pop on down whenever they feel like it.

    Heck i say ... close the border. I've enjoyed my year in Vancouver and trips to Canada throughout my life--the Canadian Rockies with my kids 15 back was an excellent one. But it's not anyplace i need to go. Let's close that bitch up, eh! (Maybe issue some travel permits to Trump supporters.)
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  42. TGGP says: • Website

    Worthwhile Canadian Initiative is a very good economics blog. Sailer might be interested in Nick Rowe’s attempts to broaden how economists normally think about immigration:

    http://worthwhile.typepad.com/worthwhile_canadian_initi/immigration/

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  43. In other words, all indians and no chiefs.

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  44. Justin Trudeau wrote a shamelessly suck-ass editorial about toxic masculinity for Marie Claire magazine. Will he be the next proud feminist outed for creepy behavior?

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    I tend to doubt it. Creepy male feminists exist because it's an effective mating strategy for men who are lookin' for love in all the wrong places, ie among prickly, bookish women. These guys otherwise have very little going for them. Justin is doing this as a marketing strategy.
    Having Justin as Prime Minister is like having no politics at all. It's really quite bizarre.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Harry, maybe his kids would be proud of their grandma Margaret displaying her naked femininity behind stage at a rock concert. The Canadian beaver in all it's furry glory.
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  45. I work for this august institution.. The inmates are running the asylum. And the “chief” inmate is a cuck.

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  46. Njguy73 says:
    @guest
    Did your grandfather flee the Tsar or the fellas who murdered the Tsar?

    Fled the Tsar.

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    Was it for ethnic or political reasons?
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  47. @mobi
    I was about to make a comment about the gap between status pretensions and actual status/ability being greatest for teacher-types, which explains a fair amount of their notorious SJW posturing, but this is the school board, whose Trustees are elected in municipal elections.

    Are school board Trustees typically former teachers?

    mobi, In the nearby Williamsville, NY school district, the teachers’ union takes pride in the fact that all six of the School Board members are their endorsed candidates. Might as well be surrogate teachers.

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  48. Marty says:
    @O'Really
    You shouldn't have included the explanatory note. That reference is like a secret handshake for those of us who fondly remember the long lost days of the Kinsley New Republic.

    Best insight?: most “racism” is classism.

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  49. @Another Canadian
    The TDSB has been hard at work lately, standing up for peace, order and good government. They banned student trips to the United States.

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/tdsb-travel-ban-1.4039207

    Another Canadian, they may have banned school trips to the US of A, but the students’ parent are on this side of the border shopping and attending sporting events constantly because of the high prices on food and clothing in Canada and the taxes. Maybe we should ban the adults.

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  50. @Harry Baldwin
    Justin Trudeau wrote a shamelessly suck-ass editorial about toxic masculinity for Marie Claire magazine. Will he be the next proud feminist outed for creepy behavior?

    I tend to doubt it. Creepy male feminists exist because it’s an effective mating strategy for men who are lookin’ for love in all the wrong places, ie among prickly, bookish women. These guys otherwise have very little going for them. Justin is doing this as a marketing strategy.
    Having Justin as Prime Minister is like having no politics at all. It’s really quite bizarre.

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  51. @Harry Baldwin
    Justin Trudeau wrote a shamelessly suck-ass editorial about toxic masculinity for Marie Claire magazine. Will he be the next proud feminist outed for creepy behavior?

    Harry, maybe his kids would be proud of their grandma Margaret displaying her naked femininity behind stage at a rock concert. The Canadian beaver in all it’s furry glory.

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    What is this Buffalo Joe? Do tell, oh please, do tell.
    , @Clyde

    Harry, maybe his kids would be proud of their grandma Margaret displaying her naked femininity behind stage at a rock concert. The Canadian beaver in all it’s furry glory.
     
    Are you sure Justin's father is Pierre? He looks lots more like the toxic byproduct of Margaret and Ronnie Wood. (of The Rolling Stones)
    , @Brutusale
    Some leaders get people angry enough to call them "son of a whore". In Trudeau's case it's also literally true.

    http://therunagatesclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/margaret-trudeaus-bum.html

    Ah, the pre-Brazilian wax 70s!

    , @Harry Baldwin
    Is that an example of toxic femininity?
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  52. Native Americans insisting that they have rights to dictate how the English language word “chief” is used is a type of cultural appropriation, of course.

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  53. @jcd1974
    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term "Master of the College" offensive to black students.

    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term “Master of the College” offensive to black students.

    Well, if they had put that master in charge of preparing fishhooks to catch fish it would be protected by the Left – and (as the Left is wont to do when push comes to shove, or even whenever the wind blows), blacks be damned, and their feelings too. After all, Sexual Liberation(s)!

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  54. @Buffalo Joe
    Harry, maybe his kids would be proud of their grandma Margaret displaying her naked femininity behind stage at a rock concert. The Canadian beaver in all it's furry glory.

    What is this Buffalo Joe? Do tell, oh please, do tell.

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    Charles, you can find the photo on line of Margaret Trudeau, bombed and/or stoned, sitting on the floor backstage at a rock concert. Ms. Trudeau forgot to wear panties, voila, the Canadian Beaver on display. I remember this from way, way back, but it is there for the search.
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  55. Mr. Anon says:
    @jcd1974
    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term "Master of the College" offensive to black students.

    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term “Master of the College” offensive to black students.

    One wonders how long it will be before they replace the “Masters Degree” with something less offensive to black bodies. My suggestion would be to rename that particular honor the “Overseers Degree”.

    Come to think of it “Bachelors Degree” is pretty sexist (or is that now genderist?). It were better if it were renamed the “Spinsters Degree”.

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  56. guest says:
    @jcd1974
    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term "Master of the College" offensive to black students.

    “Yessa, college massa, I’se-a gwine to raise them funds for ya, Lord-a-mighty.”

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  57. “Worthless Canadian Initiative” – when I saw that title, I feared it referred to a new Prog scheme to import unemployed and/or homeless people from Canada.
    You know, rather like the Worthless Mexican Initiative that’s in effect today.

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  58. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Steve Sailer
    Because Czars have such a faultless track record of competence and accomplishment.

    A person temporarily given exceptional power to solve an extraordinary problem would more appropriately be called a dictator. I don’t know why they adopted an exotic Russian word instead.

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  59. Clyde says:

    Trainee firefighter is SACKED after bringing a watermelon to a meet-and-greet with his new colleagues – most of whom are black

    Robert Pattison, 41, was assigned to Engine 55 in Detroit after passing training
    As a tradition, trainees usually bring food when they meet their colleagues
    Pattison brought a watermelon, knowing most of his work mates were black
    After multiple complaints were made station bosses decided to fire Pattison

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4970320/Firefighter-SACKED-bringing-watermelon-work.html?mrn_rm=als1

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  60. @Njguy73
    Fled the Tsar.

    Was it for ethnic or political reasons?

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    Both. He wanted to live in a democratic country, and one where he would not be relocated every so often due to his religion.
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  61. observer4 says:

    Those in power in Canada are disgusting and this is further evidence of it. These are the educated?
    The woods and lakes are nice, the rednecks, too, the ruling culture is screwed.

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  62. hyperbola says:
    @EdwardM
    How about changing "Chief " to "Jefe"? They can pay homage to their Latino compatriots, and, for those in on the joke, enjoy the banana-republic feel to it.

    Well, that would include both genders (jefe, jefa), but we would probably end up with jef@.

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  63. Tex says:
    @jcd1974
    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term "Master of the College" offensive to black students.

    Imagine how triggering Master Chief Petty Officer is.

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  64. Tex says:

    Institutional racism is alive and well in the Highlands.

    http://www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/sir-malcolm-macgregor-macgregor-life-3687555

    “ I don’t have to wear three feathers for example, but it helps, especially if you are the Chief at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games you need to stand out as the top person.”

    Wearing feathers. Wow, just wow. Check and mate you racists!

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  65. @Charles Erwin Wilson II
    What is this Buffalo Joe? Do tell, oh please, do tell.

    Charles, you can find the photo on line of Margaret Trudeau, bombed and/or stoned, sitting on the floor backstage at a rock concert. Ms. Trudeau forgot to wear panties, voila, the Canadian Beaver on display. I remember this from way, way back, but it is there for the search.

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    Thanks Buffalo Joe. I am afraid to do the search. I don't want to have to wash my brain out with soap after seeing what I expect to see.
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  66. Vinteuil says:
    @guest
    Even if it were "first nations" terminology in origin, what is supposed to be disrespectful about borrowing one their words to denote leadership? Unless it's used tongue-in-cheekily, like Grand Poobah.

    I've had the same problem figuring out why "brave" was supposed to be an offensive name for a sports team. "How dare you imply indigenous peoples are brave!"

    “I’ve had the same problem figuring out why ‘brave’ was supposed to be an offensive name for a sports team. ‘How dare you imply indigenous peoples are brave!’”

    Native Americans were peaceful agrarians who lived in perfect harmony with nature. The idea of “bravery,” or “courage,” as a virtue is a European perversion which would have been incomprehensible to them.

    Don’t you know anything?

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  67. @Another Canadian
    The TDSB has been hard at work lately, standing up for peace, order and good government. They banned student trips to the United States.

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/tdsb-travel-ban-1.4039207

    The TDSB has been hard at work lately, standing up for peace, order and good government. They banned student trips to the United States.

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/tdsb-travel-ban-1.4039207

    I love it. Having lived a year in Canada, i can say that there are few things more tedious than getting lectures about the US from Canadians. Canadians benefit enormously from having their only border being largest undefended border in the world and being able to pop on down whenever they feel like it.

    Heck i say … close the border. I’ve enjoyed my year in Vancouver and trips to Canada throughout my life–the Canadian Rockies with my kids 15 back was an excellent one. But it’s not anyplace i need to go. Let’s close that bitch up, eh! (Maybe issue some travel permits to Trump supporters.)

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  68. njguy73 says:
    @Hyperborean
    Was it for ethnic or political reasons?

    Both. He wanted to live in a democratic country, and one where he would not be relocated every so often due to his religion.

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  69. Clyde says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    Harry, maybe his kids would be proud of their grandma Margaret displaying her naked femininity behind stage at a rock concert. The Canadian beaver in all it's furry glory.

    Harry, maybe his kids would be proud of their grandma Margaret displaying her naked femininity behind stage at a rock concert. The Canadian beaver in all it’s furry glory.

    Are you sure Justin’s father is Pierre? He looks lots more like the toxic byproduct of Margaret and Ronnie Wood. (of The Rolling Stones)

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    Clyde, fair enough question, but he is Margaret's son, hence his children's Grandma.
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  70. Pontius says:
    @jcd1974
    The natural progression after Yale got the ball rolling by deeming the term "Master of the College" offensive to black students.

    Remember that dumb controversy a few years back about master and slave hard drives in the computer’s bios settings being offensive to blacks?

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  71. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Another Canadian initiative deemed worthless:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41603736

    Canada has suspended the use of a questionnaire that appeared to single out Muslim asylum seekers crossing into the country.

    The Mounties used the form to screen refugee claimants entering into Quebec from the US.

    Public Safety Canada says the document was “inappropriate and inconsistent with government policy”.

    … But it also includes questions about the refugee claimant’s opinion on the so-called Islamic State and the Taliban and how they feel about women who do not wear religious head-coverings like the hijab and niqab.

    Other questions asked more generally about affiliations with extremist or political groups, whether the respondent practises a religion and how often, and the person’s opinion on religious freedom and equality between men and women.

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  72. @Clyde

    Harry, maybe his kids would be proud of their grandma Margaret displaying her naked femininity behind stage at a rock concert. The Canadian beaver in all it’s furry glory.
     
    Are you sure Justin's father is Pierre? He looks lots more like the toxic byproduct of Margaret and Ronnie Wood. (of The Rolling Stones)

    Clyde, fair enough question, but he is Margaret’s son, hence his children’s Grandma.

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  73. By the time Liberals are done defending “Indigenous People” there will be no evidence that they ever existed at all.

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  74. @Buffalo Joe
    Charles, you can find the photo on line of Margaret Trudeau, bombed and/or stoned, sitting on the floor backstage at a rock concert. Ms. Trudeau forgot to wear panties, voila, the Canadian Beaver on display. I remember this from way, way back, but it is there for the search.

    Thanks Buffalo Joe. I am afraid to do the search. I don’t want to have to wash my brain out with soap after seeing what I expect to see.

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  75. Brutusale says:
    @Buffalo Joe
    Harry, maybe his kids would be proud of their grandma Margaret displaying her naked femininity behind stage at a rock concert. The Canadian beaver in all it's furry glory.

    Some leaders get people angry enough to call them “son of a whore”. In Trudeau’s case it’s also literally true.

    http://therunagatesclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/margaret-trudeaus-bum.html

    Ah, the pre-Brazilian wax 70s!

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  76. @Buffalo Joe
    Harry, maybe his kids would be proud of their grandma Margaret displaying her naked femininity behind stage at a rock concert. The Canadian beaver in all it's furry glory.

    Is that an example of toxic femininity?

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  77. The indigenous word for “chief” isn’t “chief”. They have their own word for that. “Chief” simply means what it does. It’s from the latin “caput”, meaning “head”.

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