Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Please...Stop This Insanity !

It's spreading all over the world, it seems!

This story is from the U.K. and it clearly shows what can happen if the inmates are allowed to run the asylum! This whole power thing is so out of control, it's not even funny! In fact, I'd even say it's sad! It's very sad...and it has to STOP!

This story was lurking over at the Daily Mail in the U.K. and I thought you all should see it!

Gingerbread 'person', the PC pudding: Now even biscuits can't escape the politically correct brigade

By Liz Hull
Last updated at 1:53 PM on 13th November 2010

Gingerbread biscuits have been stripped of their gender by the politically correct Lancashire council

In the nursery rhyme, the Gingerbread Man fled from the clutches of an old woman and her husband. But now he has been cornered by an even more unforgiving foe – political correctness.

Council bureaucrats have stripped gingerbread men of their gender and renamed them gingerbread ‘persons’ on menus for 400 primary schools. Parents in Lancashire were astonished when they discovered the change.

‘It is absolutely ridiculous,’ one mother said. ‘Someone has obviously taken the effort to change this and it is almost offensive. ‘I am all for anti-discrimination but this is a pudding. The gingerbread man is a character from a rhyme in a book, for goodness sake.’

Laura Midgley, of the Campaign Against Political Correctness, added: ‘It is totally ridiculous political correctness, nobody wants to talk about gingerbread people. They are what they are.

‘It is not just an innocent mistake. Whoever did it, I hope they will think long and hard about it.
‘If these sorts of things go unchallenged, they become the norm.’

The wording went out on the new autumn-winter weekly menu provided by the Lancashire School Meals Service. Preston MP Mark Hendrick described the change as ‘daft’.

The outcry has since forced officials into an embarrassing U-turn. They now claim renaming the biscuits was a mistake and that their gender will be reinstated as soon as possible. Last night a spokesman for Lancashire County Council confirmed the gingerbread man would be back on school menus after Christmas.

It is not the first time the gingerbread man’s gender has come under threat from the PC brigade. In 2006 branches of Bakers Oven in the West Midlands changed the name of gingerbread men to gingerbread persons, but reversed the decision after opposition from the public.

It follows a series of similar decisions by councils nationwide, including the renaming of school dinner favourite Spotted Dick to Spotted Richard last year by officials in North Wales.

They said they were fed up with customers’ childish sniggering.

Now here's a friendly warning for the PTB! When you start trying to brainwash our kids and teach them false history and faulty doctrine...you're treading on thin ice!

When you try and pass and enforce silly and obscene laws and rules that favor the unjust...you're really pushing the envelope!

But when you start messing with our beloved traditional Gingerbread Men...you have crossed the line! Time to back up and regroup, Bozo! Now you have finally found a cause that could awaken legions that, up until now, have sat quietly by and and allowed themselves and their lives to be continuously violated!


Sorry about that! Sometimes I get carried away! Old traditional habits are hard to let go of!

Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit in the kitchen for a bit! We can discuss some other traditions of the upcoming season, OK?


Diane-Sage Whiteowl said...

So true...he will ALWAYS be a MAN to me, for he's my Gingerbread MAN! *sigh*

HermitJim said...

Hey Diane-Sage...
Somehow I just knew you were a Gingerbread man type of person!

Tat makes you one of the special people in my book!

Thanks, girl, for coming by today!

Anonymous said...

Just plain stupidity to change the name!

Have a great day now!

vlad said...

Circa 1970 in a small town near San Angelo Texas some church ladies were scandalized and outraged. They did not want their children to see the anatomically correct boy dolls offered for sale. The wags at work wondered aloud how some can loudly bray their piety and love of God and at the same time question His divine judgement in the design of people. They decided that the attitude of those ladies explains the very low population of that town.

linda m said...

He has and always will be a Gingerbread Man, in my book. Thanks for posting a great article about how stupid our society has become with all this political nonsense. It has come to the point where I am afraid to even talk to another person for fear of offending them in some way because of PC. What has happened to our Society where everyone is offended because of something someone said or where holidays can't even be called by their original name (eg. Christmas Parade is now Holiday Parade or Merry Christmas is now Happy holidays) because someone doesn't like it?

Dizzy-Dick said...

In my old age, I just love to be politically incorrect. In fact, I make a habit of it.

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One,
How silly things can get. He is the MAN what would Christmas be without the Gingerbread MAN?
Please pass the pot we need it this morning.

Baby Sis said...

Bubba - I'm with you on this one, of course. The rhyme just doesn't work if it's "Run, run, as fast as you can - you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread PERSON"! So, we'll be decorating Gingerbread Men for Christmas afain this year, and if you want to put an apron on yours, so be it!

Big Hugs -

Mechanic in Illinois said...

I really don't care what they call them, I just like to eat them. Thanks for the great lesson.

Catman said...

Stories like this leave me quite vexed. Here we have a real fight over what amounts to nothing more than a cookie.

Why can't people have that kind of spine when it is something that is of just a little more importance?

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Does seem to be a crazy thing to do! Some really strange folks in the world today, though!

I say leave things alone!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Vlad...
I'm thinking that some folks have way too much time on their hands, ya know?

I sure appreciate the visit today, sir!

Hey Linda...
Sure is getting harder each day to do anything that isn't politically incorrect!

You know what? I just don't care anymore! being PC is just no fun! I'm sticking with tradition, PC or not!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Hey Dizzy...
That's one of the joys of being our age! Besides, it's fun to do things that raise a few eyebrows!

Many thanks for the visit, buddy!

Hey JoJo...
Gingerbread Man it will always be to me as well!

These folks better quit while they are ahead! Of course, that's just my own opinion!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Hey Sis...
The only way I'm putting an apron on MY gingerbread man, is if it is made of icing...and I would eat it off just as fast as I put it on!

Why can't folks just leave well enough alone?

Thanks, Sis, for coming over this morning!

Hey Mechanic...
They are pretty good eating, aren't they? In fact, I'd like to have a couple right now!

I appreciate the visit this morning, buddy!

HermitJim said...

Hey Catman...
Hard to figure out, isn't it? Getting way too hard to find the right buttons to push anymore!

It's a crazy world, buddy, and getting crazier all the time!

Thanks for coming by today!

Gypsy said...

I don't even like gingerbread so I don't care what they call them. It was my experience living 3 years in Ireland, in an area where there were always a lot of Brits, that they are the most politically incorrect people I've ever come across, so I don't think anyone has to worry that this will become a trend in the UK anytime soon. And as for Spotted Dick, it sure doesn't sound very appetizing, but then neither does Spotted Richard.

HermitJim said...

Hey Gypsy...
I love gingerbread, but have never heard of "spotted dick" until I read this article. After reading a recipe for it, I'm pretty sure that I don't want to try it at all! Just doesn't make my mouth water, ya know?

I sure appreciate you taking the time to come by today! Thank you!

Mayberry said...

I think I sprained my eyes from rolling them too hard... And I don't know about you, but I certainly don't want a "Spotted Dick"! Or a Richard! Ha ha!

HermitJim said...

Hey Mayberry...
I don't think that a "spotted dick" or "spotted Richard" is very high on my wanted list either!

I couldn't make this stuff up, even if I tried!

Hey buddy, I appreciate you coming over today!

Beth said...

I might not even make any Gingerbread Ladies, although I do have such a cute cookie cutter for them. I will make my Gingerbread Men though. As I recall we never made them anatomically correct with icing anyway so it is certain somebody has too much time on their hands and likes to cause trouble. I don't think the old nursery rhyme writers could have even imagined!!!
"Spotted Dick"??? What in the heck is it?

Marjie said...

I won't even climb up on the anti=PC soapbox. It's such crap. Sometimes a thing is what it is, and everyone should just deal with it, instead of kowtowing to whiners. Now, about that coffee...

HermitJim said...

Hey Sis...
Forget about the gingerbread girls...and stick with the gingerbread men! PC or not...that's traditional and should stay!

As far as the "spotted dick", sounds more like something we would all try to avoid to me!

I know you are looking forward to your visit to see K and the rest of the family at the Casa D'Crazy!

Thanks for coming by today, Sis!

Hey Marjie...
Way too many of these folks running loose, if you ask me! Must be a big hole in the fence at the "funny farm"!

At least this group is across the big pond over in England! We have enough of this type here already!

I do appreciate you coming by today!

Anonymous said...

PC in this day and age is taken far too far. I am a bit like Dizzy Dick above, I like to fly in the face of modern conviction. A manhole cover is just that, not a personhole cover, man = an abbreviation for maintenance, nothing to do with man!


HermitJim said...

Hey AV...
You would think that these folks would have something better to do with there time!

Almost seems like we have gone backwards in time to the Puritan days!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Tatersmama said...

We're only led by the nose, if we allow ourselves to be led... It's a gingerbread MAN, and ain't nobody gonna change that!

We had a teacher here in Oz who changed the lyrics in the Kookaburra song, because kids snickered at the word "gay". Maybe it's just my opinion, but how about TEACHING the children what the word actually means, instead of avoiding it?