Fields On Keystone Pipeline, Political Correctness





In 2005, in a case called Kelo v City of New London, by a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that it was okay for a city to take private land and turn it over to a private company for urban redevelopment.

Reaction from mainly conservative/libertarian quarters was swift and loud.

Twenty two states passed new laws restricting the use of eminent domain for the benefit of private companies.

In 2006, the Florida legislature sent a Constitutional amendment to the ballot stating: Private property taken by eminent domain…may not be conveyed to a natural person or private entity except as provided by general law passed by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature.

It easily passed.

Now imagine the conservative outrage if the courts tried to take an American farmer’s land and give it to a foreign company in cahoots with a foreign government.

It would literally be time to lock and load. Impeach the government officials supporting this idea. Revolution in the streets. Blame Obama.

Not exactly.

Not when the foreign company is TransCanada and it is using eminent domain to take the land of 90 reluctant Nebraskan’s to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Nary a peep.


Correcting Political Correctness


The term “Political Correctness” is invariably pinned on liberals.

The facts show that both liberals and conservative want to change the culture to avoiding hurting their side’s feelings.

In Boston, a writer was fired for joking that John Boehner’s “pickled liver could have filtered out the toxins” in a plot to poison him.

Reacting to the Charlie Hebdo slaughter, Pope Francis opined:

“One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith,” he said. “There is a limit. Every religion has its dignity … in freedom of expression there are limits.”

Let me get this straight.  Religious faith, an activity that annually justifies a million murders and a billion oppressions, is beyond being goofed on?

Leading the Right Wing charge against PC is GOP Presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson.

“Political correctness is antithetical to our founding principles of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Its most powerful tool is intimidation,” Carson said. “The American people must learn to identify and ignore political correctness if we are to escape the bitter ideological grenades that are destroying our unity and strength. Political correctness is impotent if We The People are fearless.”

Maybe he has a point. Having grown up in Miami on the tail end of Jim Crow…segregated schools, “colored” bathrooms, etc… I witnessed the South’s language traditions decimated by Political Correctness.

It’s time to restore that way of life. So if you have the opportunity to meet Carson, an African-American and retired neurosurgeon, don’t address him as “Dr. Carson”. Greet him with our pre-PC Southern custom: “Hey, boy”.

It’s the Un-PC thing to do. It’s what he wants.



17 Responses to “Fields On Keystone Pipeline, Political Correctness”

  1. Chaz Stevens, I am Festivus says:

    “I’ll tell you what you did with Atheists for about 1500 years. You outlawed them from the universities or any teaching careers, besmirched their reputations, banned or burned their books or their writings of any kind, drove them into exile, humiliated them, seized their properties, arrested them for blasphemy. You dehumanised them with beatings and exquisite torture, gouged out their eyes, slit their tongues, stretched, crushed, or broke their limbs, tore off their breasts if they were women, crushed their scrotums if they were men, imprisoned them, stabbed them, disembowelled them, hanged them, burnt them alive.

    And you have nerve enough to complain to me that I laugh at you.”

    ― Madalyn Murray O’Hair

  2. Reliable insight says:

    And looked at what Madalyn’s legacy bore. She was murdered by another atheist.

    From Wikipedia:
    In 1995 she was kidnapped, murdered and mutilated, along with her son Jon Garth Murray and granddaughter Robin Murray O’Hair, by David Roland Waters, a convicted felon out on parole, and fellow career criminals Gary Karr and Danny Fry. Waters was a member of the American Atheists from February 1993 to April 1994, first as a typesetter and later as office manager.

  3. disgruntled says:

    what a pair chaz and sam, not that theirs anything wrong that but maybe they are really coenjoined….

  4. Liberals Did This says:

    The remark about John Boehner was made by a Boston Globe writer. It was the liberals editors of that liberal newspaper who fired the writer because liberals are behind 99% of the political correctness in this country.

  5. Chaz Stevens, I am Festivus says:

    To those who think Sam and I are lovers?

    Indeed we are!

    We both love to fuck with the religious right-fuck-wing-tards.

    And about me being an atheist? Think this post sums it up.

  6. Daniel Reynolds says:

    Maybe if we stopped using the term “political correctness” and instead used politeness or civility people could think of not being offensive to others as a good thing.


    Very good, Dan. Often times, it is just common courtesy not to offend. That’s something that has been forgotten by too many.

  7. Mike Rump says:

    What a stretch. You have the audacity to compare paying what you refer to as 90 “reluctant” Nebraska farmers for the rights to lay the pipeline below the ground and pay them a fee for the use of land they can still farm on, to true eminent domain? Now that is a false premise if I have ever seen one. Your “reluctant” Nebraska farmers have a name for that, and it isn’t fertilizer.

  8. Reliable insight says:

    Chaz you may have no respect for yourself, which explains the F bombs. But please, a little civility for the rest of us.

  9. Chaz Stevens, I am Festivus says:


    Oh, don’t be a twat about it.

  10. Scooby says:

    And looked at what Madalyn’s legacy bore. She was murdered by another atheist.

    What then to say of Jesus Christ?

  11. SAM FIELDS says:

    Dear Mr. Rump,
    If this is not “eminent domain” it’s too bad that that Trans-Canada has begun eminent domain proceedings in court. They should have spoken to you before they commenced hiring lawyers.$$$$

    Let me give you a lecture on “real property” aka land.

    People don’t actually own the land in the same way they own personal property like a car, TV or a fountain pen that they can do what they choose to do with.

    Land is only a bundle of rights.

    I can give my car to France and make it 100% part of France. I could deed my rights in land to France but the land does not become part of France.

    One of those rights is to resist trespassers over, under or on your land.

    Absent a court order TransCanada is a trespasser.

    I suspect the 90 Nebraskans have different reasons for resisting TransCanada. Holding out for more money, simply cantankerous or genuinely fearful that TransCanada will pollute their property.

    In regard to the latter check out the attached Website

    It details many of the numerous leaks attributable to them. And this is only up to 2011. Many more since then. In September 2014 they had a leak that caused 500 homes in Benton Harbor Michigan to evacuate.

  12. Reliable Insight says:


    He was murdered by the Romans who were pagans. Not really sure of what point, if any, you were attempting to make.

  13. Chaz Stevens, I am Festivus says:

    And since Jesus got hammered on the cross and woke up in a cave three days later, I’ve lost count the number of people who have been killed in his name.

  14. Mike Rump says:


    Are you trying to say that the author is correct in comparing actual imminent domain to the use of land for a pipeline? That is a real stretch. Having worked on pipelines in the past, I can tell you that they are far less polluting than driving tanker trucks along our highway system or putting the crude on railcars. Imagine the additional carbon being pumped into the air as well. If you are concerned about the environment, you should support the pipeline. Much cleaner way to transport the oil.

  15. City Activist Robert Walsh says:

    Let Mr.Stevens rant. He is a heathen what do you expect.

  16. Chaz Stevens, I am Festivus says:


    You idiot. I am an atheist…

    A heathen is someone who disobeys, often wilfully, the tennents of a religion. Heathenism are strict polytheists who hold many gods.

    Athiests don’t believe in fairy tales…

  17. Becky Blackwood says:

    How do you explain 4 pipeline major leaks in North Dakota and Montana in the last week plus the contamination of the Snake River.

    There have been no inspections of these pipelines when they were constructed. The explosion of oil tankers as they are being transported on railways have been found to be caused by the type of car being used for the oil sands.

    Are we willing to destroy our water and land for the sake of oil?
    In a state that has more days of sunlight and wind than most in the US, why doesn’t FPL promote solar and wind power rather than having its customers pay for the transportation of fracked gas from Oklahoma. Is FPL a non profit company as well as a monopoly which prevents them from finding the most economical method of energy for the State of Florida but not for the State of Hawaii?