Friday, March 16, 2007

Political Correctness Run Amok

  • How would you feel if a cashier made you swipe your own groceries because of his/her religious beliefs?

    I'm a reporter who covers Target for the Star Tribune and the other day, I got a call from someone who said that an employee at the Target store downtown refused to run his bacon through a scanning machine. He was mighty upset, arguing that the cashier had "no right to work as a cashier at Target" if she wasn't prepared to swipe his groceries.

    But he was a little vague on the details, so I decided to check it out myself. At the Target store on E. Lake Street, a cashier wearing a hijab looked uncomfortable when I showed up at the cash register with a frozen pepperoni pizza. She immediately called for help, and another employee rang up the pizza and placed it in the basket.

    I asked her if it was because she was Muslim, and she nodded her head. "I can't even touch it," she said.

Even though it's shrink wrapped and (if it's "gourmet" style) it's additionally boxed.

Minnesota seems to be harboring more than the usual amount of liberal insanity lately, and we don't just mean Al Franken. This is also where the six "imams" were tossed off a plane for suspicious behavior (including replicating the exact seating pattern of the 9-11 hijackers), taxi drivers who refuse to transport fares who may be carrying liquor in their baggage and lord knows what other goofiness.

If you take a job in the service sector, you damn well better be able to fulfill the requirements of the job. And if that includes selling us a 20 pound Easter ham, 10 pounds of bacon and a couple of fifths of Jack Daniels to wash it all down, you better be swiping our groceries and smiling while you do it.

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44 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy cow, if this was Chicago, she would sue because there are not enough female muslim bosses at that store, and that they are pressuring her to abandon her religous bliefs...she would immediatley get a gold star....er....nametag and be an exempt....er....executive due to her merit.

3/15/2007 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So she has someone else scan an item for her. What's the big deal? One of the founding principles for this county is tolerance, fortified with the inscription on the Statue of Liberty. It would be more patriotic and plain considerate to say "No problem, I'll scan that."

3/16/2007 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better get used to it. Reporter doesnt even mention the controversy surrounding the taxi cab drivers in the Twin Cities who refuse to transport passengers from the airport who have alcohol or even seeing eye dogs. Muslims account for around 75% of the drivers in the Twin Cities and have stated outright they will not bend on the issue. While most of Europe has a negative birth rate, Muslims have gigantic families and due to generous immigration policies, they are taking over many countries. The number one most popular boys name in England, France and sweden is Mohommed. They will not and cannot assimilate into our society. Forget about the Melting Pot. But here in Cook County we are a known Sanctuary for all illegal aliens, not just convicted Federal Felons who flaunt I.N.S. by hiding out in a NW side Church. Stand up for your rights and do something about our serious flaws or kiss this country goodbye.

3/16/2007 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I posted previously, Minnesota is actually a very liberal state. Especially around the Twin Cities.

3/16/2007 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allah says we don't have to deal with your unhealthy lifestyle. The eating of the swine, the drinking of liquor is why America is so decedent.

3/16/2007 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic here. 3rd watch acting w/c in the area 3 dist where i work read from the c/o book the other day about the armed robbery on 1611's bt. funny because he was able to read the vehicle description and the location of the incident but did not mention the raceof the offenders. this is "politcal correctness run amok" to a ridiculous level.

3/16/2007 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope none of them are the police here cause if they had any idea what they called the police in the sixties(1960's) would they quit hhhuuuraahh

3/16/2007 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy fix; DON'T SHOP THERE!!

3/16/2007 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muslims have/are ruining the fabric of European society. Multiculturalism does not work! Europe has for years allowed these people to immigrate, without assimalating, and are know seeing the problem. And there are people in America that want to welcome them with open arm. Islam is an oppressive, just ask an Islamic woman, violent and ignorant religion. Remeber this is not a War on Terror, it is a War on Islamofacist.

3/16/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are being invaded slowly.

Our grandkids will suffer do to
the liberal immigration policies of the western world.

If the life styles of the west are so decedent, why are people
of the Muslim faith immigrating
to the west?

Hell, in many Muslim countries
it is illegal to practice
Christianity. I'm not saying
the western world should do the same. But, if you immigrate at least adapt. If you have to pray five times a day, don't apply for a job that will be disrupted to fit your beliefs.

I for one am tired of the negotiating attempted by
middle eastern cab drivers.
You stop them for blowing a light and the "my friend" begins.
Just cop a plea and hope I don't write you.

That's all from me.

I know it doesn't make sense.

3/16/2007 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So she has someone else scan an item for her. What's the big deal? One of the founding principles for this county is tolerance, fortified with the inscription on the Statue of Liberty. It would be more patriotic and plain considerate to say "No problem, I'll scan that."

3/16/2007 01:09:00 AM


ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING? NO! Because It's THEIR JOB to scan your fucking groceries. The only thing a clerk has to do! They get paid to do it. No one should get special consideration for their religion. I would ask to talk to the manager and ask why I have to wait extra time for another employee to come over to scan one or two items. What a waste of manpower. Why would they keep this woman on?

3/16/2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much ado about nothing regarding
SCC's posting......I have purchase
alcoholic beverages where the cashier was under 21 and they had to have another cashier ring it out for them......now that taxi cab nonsense is some what difference and questionable....

3/16/2007 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear SCC;
Welcome to the big, wide, wonderful world. Just for your information orthodox Jews will also not handle pork or pork products. They also will not use machinery on Saturdays, which is why orthodox Jews generally do not live more than a mile from a synagoge, as they must walk to and from Friday night and Saturday evening services. This also determined the size of church parishes, and the size of county governments in the original 13 colonies. I don't believe that Muslims face similar restrictions but they must pray several times a day while faceing toward Mecca. So what you see as shocking is in fact just different. And there is a difference between a pharmacist refusing to provide you with a perscription because of a religious conviction and a clerk in a grocery store asking you to wait for another clerk to ring up your pizza...It's just growing pains - American growing pains. And its nice to know we're still growing, isn't it?

3/16/2007 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on. Are you being honest? If she does not want to even touch it, why should anyone eat it? After all, Jesus did not eat pork. If we want to follow him, we should likewise avoid it. Even if you are addicted to pig meat, be a man and ring it up yourself. Stop whining about this.

3/16/2007 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any police that work in the 4th district on the south end? I drove around the other day when it hit 70 degrees with a friend. We were on the road for almost 3 hours and in fucking 3 whole hours, we didn't see a fucking single police car on 433 and 432's beats. what the fuck is that. I cruise through 5 or 7 and coppers are stepping all over each other. This is bullshit!!

3/16/2007 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allah provided you with thousands of acres of promised land. Live there.... ohh noo wait you can't. They're killing each other over there for the last 1500 years .. oh yea. Come to America and be free to insult every other religion and culture.
If you Allah won't let you touch a pig even in a wrapper, why does Allah permit you to work in an establishment that harbors and promotes swine products? Just curious.

3/16/2007 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Demographic studies have predicted that Western Europe will be 50% Muslim within 30 years.This is based upon immigration and the birth rates in those nations.The liberal BS and political correctness have come around and bit them in the ass.The politicians in America are willfully blind to this problem occurring here and we will have the same fate.

3/16/2007 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bacon tastes good, porkchops taste good...

3/16/2007 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liquor is one thing, because of the "laws" of the state regarding minors and liquor. You don't see Christians/Catholics having a hissy fit over something they don't want to scan. Religion or not....they are pushing it waaaaaay TOO MUCH into our face and liberals just let it happen. If you can't perform the job, leave or employers should fire, but I can hear the ACLU and other far left liberals sceaming murder.

It's just as bad as the immigration crying about illegals being marked with numbers on their hands, I'm sure for booking/arrest control. They cried so much they were told the procedure will stop. Don't we mark the CB numbers on arrestees hands? This country is soooooooo f*cked up when it comes to kissing ass to every illegal/muslim,etc. Next time a cabbie doesn't want to take me where I'm going because of liquor...I'll sue.

God help our kids and grandkids. The politicians are f*cking things up for the hard-working AMERICAN.

3/16/2007 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous interested party said...

From mojohotel.blogspot.com

So: she can’t sell newspapers, magazines or books to women, since in Islam, despite a historic tradition of famous women Koran scholars, females aren't supposed to read or get an education. She can’t even read them herself.

She can’t sell, touch or look at the pictures, either: representational imagery is an abomination.

She can’t scan the pet food: dogs are unclean.

As a woman, she shouldn’t have been out of the home working in the first place—that too is counter to Islam.

She shouldn’t be passing money directly to male shoppers; Islamic custom requires that it be placed on the counter for the man to pick up (and the same for a male cashier and a female shopper).

Where was her husband or other male relative, required to be there to protect her “purity” and guard her “honor”?

She damn well better not have driven herself to work.

And, as a model Muslim woman, let’s hope she underwent genital mutilation at an early age. All to follow the tenets of Islam. Seems to me she likes to pick and choose.


And just for your info, the Orthodox Jews are permitted to handle packaged pork products. Nice try though

3/16/2007 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hitler did many things wrong, but not everything he did was wrong. For the safety of our families and the preservation of our way of life all Muslims should be dispossessed and deported from the United States. It's that important.

3/16/2007 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the TRUE muslim world, women aren't allowed to work. In the rest of the muslim world, women cannot be in public with men unaccompannied or chaparoned. If she's so religious that she can't touch pork, why is she out and about with fast and risque Americans?

Also, they aren't supposed to consume pork, touching packaged goods isn't a sin or violation of her bullshit, yet conveiniently restrictive religion. Eat pig hooker!

3/16/2007 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD recently graduated a recruit who was of the muslim faith. At the graduation ceremony the recruit refused to shake hands with the infidel Superintendant. She said it was a violation of her religion to touch non-muslims. I guess she can only respond to in-progress suicide bombers and the likes of her fine people.

3/16/2007 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me while I run down to Maxwell
street and get a pork chop sandwich.

3/16/2007 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crazy Sgt Murphy told me to rub my bullets in bacon so the Muslims would not be accepted into heaven when I cap their ass. It makes it a little greasy, but I think it also hepls lubricate my gun.

3/16/2007 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A year or so ago there was a pharmacist who refused to dispense the morning after pill based on his Catholic beliefs. The libs, the legislature and the courts jumped all over him. Told him he must distribute the pill when asked....hmmmm more and more political BS.

3/16/2007 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barak Obama Bin Laden says----

My head hurts a little. Maybe those Indonesians that I went to the mosque with when I lived there with my mother and her second Muslim husband, my stepfather, put something in there. Not to worry---when I am President of the United States of Arabia---OOPS--meant America, no Muslim woman will have to work like that or scan a filthy product like pork.
MICHELLE--put those ribs down.
Excuse me, I have to go clean my AK-47.

3/16/2007 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 004th district is full of do nothing coppers-
But be carefull they will lock u up for spitting on the sidewalk
they even lock up other coppers.
they get there points that why
the bosses are assholes- no balls

3/16/2007 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all are just uptight because you haven't had the opportunity to talk to any actual muslim people, other than maybe the cab drivers you stop. Most of them are pretty normal. Religious extremists of all religions are rare, and we usually only hear about this stuff when it is the most extreme situation.

3/16/2007 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 1:09 am: That statue of liberty (notice the non capitals) was given to us by the French. One of the most intolerant societies around. Oh wait, they ere tolerant of the muslims...Oh wait, they are having race riots now becuase of the muslims....
It's America asshat. If you're going to preach freedom of religion and tolerance it must start with your actions. I am Catholic, but if I worked at Barnes and Noble, I coouldn't refuse to sell a copy of a Koran. I would know the job before hand, and if I couldn't do it, find something else. Get over your self rightous indignation you democrat voting inbred idiot....

3/17/2007 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, let's vote republican so abortion will be banned again.

3/17/2007 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
The 004th district is full of do nothing coppers-
But be carefull they will lock u up for spitting on the sidewalk
they even lock up other coppers.
they get there points that why
the bosses are assholes- no balls

3/16/2007 11:23:00 PM"

___________________________________

You sound like the people that get locked up. How can they be lazy "do-nothing" coppers if they are locking people up?

I must know!

3/17/2007 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time I drive past a Mosque, Im gunna throw a handfulla pork chops at the front door.

In fact. I am going on vacation next month and will bring pork chops on the plane with me.

I am going to hang bacon on my vest while at work. At least thats more than the city is doing.

3/17/2007 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when the communists were going to take over the United States.
Remember after the Oklahoma bombing they put out a flash message looking for two Arab men in jogging suits.
Remember when people said the earth was flat. Remember when the killer bee invasion was going to spread across all of the U.S. Remember when the demographic studies said that by the year 2000, the U.S. population of blacks was going to be 60%. Remember when Harold Washington won the mayoral election and that all white city workers were going to be fired and replaced with blacks. Oh I just heard a really good one, that all police officers will have their property taxes capped.

3/17/2007 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 1:46, I am not Catholic so maybe you can explain to me where in the bible it says that we should be intolerant of other people and faiths. Aren't Catholics supposed to emulate the teachings of Jesus Christ. Even your own pope apologized for the crusades. Do you even know what the crusades are "asshat?"

3/17/2007 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Confused said...

To this day it still amazes me how states like Illinois and Minnesota located in the heartland can be so liberal. Weren't we part of the great push west. Weren't we the true pioneers. Weren't we steeped in the ideals of hard work and christian ethics. How did we suddenly become the Soviet Socialist Republic of Illinois. And what's going on with our friends to the north and west in Minnysoda?

3/17/2007 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, let's vote republican so abortion will be banned again.

You are a perfect demostration of a grade A moron. Republicans want to return the issue to the states so the issue can be voted on by the people. The Supreme Court had zero business creating law. That is the purview of the state legislatures. Thank god we have conservatives on the Court now who will revisit this issue and give states back the rights taken from them.

3/17/2007 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous dazed said...

"How did we suddenly become the Soviet Socialist Republic of Illinois."

Thats an easy one: daley and blagovich!!!

3/17/2007 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LIBERAL STATES: Ever notice that the states that are the most liberal are the states where the majority of paracites dwell?

3/17/2007 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous muslim jew christian said...

Hitler did many things wrong, but not everything he did was wrong. For the safety of our families and the preservation of our way of life all Muslims should be dispossessed and deported from the United States. It's that important.

3/16/2007 05:51:00 PM

Yeah, Hitler wasn't so bad...I happen to be a Jew, but listen, if you think Muslims should be deported, then you'll have to come through me first. My great-grandparents died in the Holocaust, and I will never let that happen again, to anyone. You are a coward and scum, I hope you don't reproduce, inbred mutant.

3/18/2007 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, let's vote republican so abortion will be banned again.

3/17/2007 08:12:00 AM

Yup. That's the plan.

3/18/2007 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any police that work in the 4th district on the south end? I drove around the other day when it hit 70 degrees with a friend. We were on the road for almost 3 hours and in fucking 3 whole hours, we didn't see a fucking single police car on 433 and 432's beats. what the fuck is that. I cruise through 5 or 7 and coppers are stepping all over each other. This is bullshit!!

3/16/2007 11:57:00 AM

Why the hell would you want to drive around the 4th District for 3 hours?

3/18/2007 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3/18/2007 01:11:00 AM,

I stand by my comment. Even the "Great Emancipator" had a plan to deal with a similar problem-it was to be called "Liberia". But you languish in revisionist history. I don't condone murder. But I would deport Muslims, or the Jewish commisars-read communists-in a heartbeat. It's coming soon to a country near you.

3/19/2007 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allah says we don't have to deal with your unhealthy lifestyle. The eating of the swine, the drinking of liquor is why America is so decedent.

3/16/2007 07:47:00 AM



If youre going to troll for responses to your post-- at least SPELL correctly. "decedent" means someone who has died-- "decadent"-- as you poorly attempted to spell was what you were after. And YOUR allah can kiss MY gods ass you jagoff.

3/20/2007 01:47:00 PM  

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