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New World Order

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published April 27, 2016

New World Order
Exasperated, Columbia County (Pennsylvania) District Judge Craig Long felt the need to post a sign outside his courtroom in January informing visitors that they should not wear pajamas to court. However, even Judge Long acknowledged that his admonition was not enforceable and that he was merely trying to encourage minimal standards. [WNEP-TV (Moosic, Pa.), 1-29-2016]



"Microaggression": In its brand-new communications stylebook this year for city workers, San Diego officials noted that the city's then-upcoming Presidents' Day announcements should, to be bias-free and inoffensive, never refer to America's "Founding Fathers" -- even though they were all males -- but only to "founders." [Pacific Justice Institute press release, 2-8-2016]

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