Microsoft introduces the first ever Newspeak compliant word processor

The title of this article was the phrase that immediately leapt to mind when I saw the Fast Company Compass article titled Microsoft Word is getting politically correct. Here is how the author describes this new insidious feature, which will be included in a future release. Microsoft will soon preview a version of Word that … Continue reading Microsoft introduces the first ever Newspeak compliant word processor

Is Microsoft hopping on the censoring political speech bandwagon?

This Breitbart article makes it appear that Microsoft is beginning the process of censoring political speech. Without consulting with its users, Microsoft has installed an establishment media browser extension, purportedly designed to rate the accuracy of news websites, as a default extension on mobile versions of its Edge browser. In practice, it creates a news … Continue reading Is Microsoft hopping on the censoring political speech bandwagon?

Censored!

I’ve joined a growing number of conservatives who have been censored under Facebook’s community standards. It is unclear what my crime was. My weekly column for DaTechGuy.com included an analysis that the Mueller investigation was not similar to Watergate—a constant refrain from the media. Here it is: http://datechguyblog.com/2018/08/28/it-aint-watergate/ “We have people in 11 offices around … Continue reading Censored!

First They Came for Alex Jones’ Info Wars and We Did Nothing Because…

First they came for Alex Jones and his Info Wars and so many stayed silent, including too many on the political right.  When the same social media organizations come to silence their next right wing website will so may remain silent, or will it be too late?  Once censorship like this begins, there is usually … Continue reading First They Came for Alex Jones’ Info Wars and We Did Nothing Because…

Report from Louisiana: “Not Universally Embraced” is the new standard

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – I abhor censorship, especially when it comes to books and things like banned books lists and instances where people who deem themselves more forward thinking than all the rest of us in their decisions to “protect” us from offensive material. You will have no doubt heard by now about the … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: “Not Universally Embraced” is the new standard

The Government Solution is Always Worse Than the Problem

When Milton Friedman famously wrote “I think the government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem and very often makes the problem worse” in his work An Economist's Protest, back in 1975, that statement was a fundamental truth.  Today there is no doubt that the government solution to any problem is … Continue reading The Government Solution is Always Worse Than the Problem

China under Xi Trigger Warnings Backed by Real Triggers

Apparently George Orwell's Classic Animal Farm is hitting too close to home for the new Communist Dictator in China: The Chinese government has banned George Orwell’s dystopian satirical novella Animal Farm and the letter ‘N’ in a wide-ranging online censorship crackdown. Experts believe the increased levels of suppression - which come just days after the Chinese Communist Party announced … Continue reading China under Xi Trigger Warnings Backed by Real Triggers

The Silence of the Bloggers

The Boss is at CPAC, along with Stacy McCain, so be sure to scroll around the homepage here for exciting posts and videos, and of course you will also find some great posts from the other fabulous writers here too! It is good to be back here at Da Tech Guy Blog and it is … Continue reading The Silence of the Bloggers

Report from Louisiana: When do the Book Burnings Begin?

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – In a move that should be a surprise to no one at this point, the Orpheum Theater in Memphis has pulled the 1939 film, Gone with the Wind, from its annual summer screening after 34 years, citing complaints from offended citizens. In a statement to the New York Times: Brett … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: When do the Book Burnings Begin?

AG Lynch Donald Trump and the National Press Club. a Question

I'd like to say I was shocked at this story at real clear politics: In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage. "What we're not going … Continue reading AG Lynch Donald Trump and the National Press Club. a Question

Report From Louisiana: Update on the Confederate Monument Removal Controversy

By: Pat Austincen SHREVEPORT – I wrote in this space a few weeks ago about the controversy surrounding the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans.  To recap briefly, Mayor Mitch Landrieu (brother of “Katrina Mary” Landrieu) has organized the removal of monuments commemorating P.G.T. Beauregard, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Liberty Monument. … Continue reading Report From Louisiana: Update on the Confederate Monument Removal Controversy

Our Offended Culture

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  History will remember us as the generation that was offended by everything. Where will it end? A couple of news stories caught my eye this week: the first was that the Sons of Confederate Veterans are filing suit against the City of Natchitoches after being forbidden to march in their … Continue reading Our Offended Culture

DaTechGuy on DaRadio Sat Noon EST with Pam Geller Free Speech Edition

Tomorrow on DaTechGuy on DaRadio's Pre CPAC edition we're talking Free Speech. During the first hour we will talk to Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs. We'll talk the CPAC lockout and the attempts to silence her and Robert Spencer. In the second hour we will have a bit of a potpourri on the subject, we'll … Continue reading DaTechGuy on DaRadio Sat Noon EST with Pam Geller Free Speech Edition

The lighter side of dhimmitude: True Lies and the TV-MA rating

There are certain movies that is you have cable are constantly on the set, the most common one that comes to mind is Harrison Ford's the Fugitive but a close second is the action comedy True Lies from 1994 featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tom Arnold with a supporting cast that includes a … Continue reading The lighter side of dhimmitude: True Lies and the TV-MA rating

Morning Joe: “Eric Fuller? Fuller? Is he the guy who sells brushes?”

As you might recall Morning Joe went so over the top at the start of Friday's show than I turned it off and watched the stooges all morning. When the Eric Fuller statement came out and the left jumped all over it I was sure he would be the lead story on Monday, that was … Continue reading Morning Joe: “Eric Fuller? Fuller? Is he the guy who sells brushes?”