September 3, 2010, - 7:12 pm

More PC Run Amok: Thou Shalt Not Show Mining in Team Uniform Ads

By Debbie Schlussel

I’ve stopped asking whether political correctness can get any more ludicrous, because it seems to know no limits in the arena of the absurd.  Take the Nike promotional ad for West Virginia University’s new uniform.  Remember, this is Nike, one of the most politically correct companies, which constantly supplies free gear to CAIR after “offending” the group.

Apparently, you’re not allowed to depict a mountaintop-removal mine in a graphic showing a school’s new uniform, even if it’s to honor the state’s coal mining heritage and nearly 30 men killed in a coal mine explosion.  You see, it upsets environmental activists who oppose strip mining in Appalachia. And since Nike has the contract to supply WVU uniforms, it’s the “offending” party.

Dumb, Da-Dumb, Dumb, Dumb:

On Wednesday, Nike unveiled their Pro Combat uniforms for the 2010 college football season, a set of 10 alternate uniforms that will be worn by select teams at various times this season.

West Virginia University is one of those schools, and the uniforms prepared for the Mountaineers were made to honor the 29 miners killed earlier this year.

But mining activists in the state are upset over an advertisement being used to promote the uniforms and have demanded the ad be pulled. The advertisement [DS: above] includes a strip mine and the activists argue the by using the image, WVU and Nike are endorsing what is a controversial form of mining.

The tragedy earlier this year in which the miners were killed took place in an underground mine, not at a strip mine. Strip mines are considered controversial due to the impact they have on vegetation and water resources in the areas near such operations.

Of course, Nike gave in and will change the ads. It should probably change its slogan, too . . . to “Just PC It.”

Geez Louise. Look at the photo. That’s offensive to environmentalists? Wait ’til I show ‘em photos of the excavation performed to create the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to Canada. Someone’s gonna have to destroy those photos. It might offend them.

Hmmm . . . if only environmentalists were as concerned about the “strip miners” who took out the World Trade Center, a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and part of the Pentagon, along with 3,000 American victims.

Perspective. Get some.

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12 Responses

Damn shame what has become of this country.
On a related note, am I the only one offended by the latest sports commercial about the coming college football season? It mentions, among other things, “Are you ready for a good old fashioned BORDER WAR?” A few other stupid things are said as well but that’s the part that caught my attention. In this era of Mexican cartels and illegal mexican sourced crime sprees, you’d think the dumb asses at the cable company would’ve screened that out. I think it was espn but it may have been versus.

samurai on September 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Here’s something else these envrionmental wackos forget to tell you, or they try to hide it deliberately. The percentage of electrical energy generated by coal powered plants in the U.S. is 46% year to date 2010. Also, these envrionmental morons that pray at the temple of AlGore want more battery powered vehicles, but how are these batteries recharged? By coal.

As for Nike, how much coal do the Chi-Coms use to produce Nike’s sneakers while paying the Chinese people slave wages? Chinese consumption of coal as an energy resource is around 70% currently. How can Nike support this fact?

Jarhead on September 4, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Debbie Schlussel is a disgusting kike whore.

pa on September 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I agree. Fuck Debbie Schlussel. No wonder everyone hates her

Loris on September 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Cowards slandering Debbie are like the assholes that pitch acid in womens faces. Go back to your rest stop and your boyfriends.

samurai on September 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Before I was distracted by the homo hezbos I was going to agree with jarhead.

samurai on September 4, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    samurai – homo hezbos – LOL, thanks for the laugh dude

    Jarhead on September 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm

With great regularity on Saturday- the Jewish Shabbat- degenerates leave offensive posts since they know Debbie is powerless to remove them or defend herself. May they be under the curse of G-d for their cowardace.

eds on September 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Encyclopedia Dramatica owns your ass!

Man mAN on September 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm

While the comments are vile and disgusting, at least they are on this website posting versus one of those islam sites showing their fellow muzzies how to make bombs, cut off a woman’s ears and nose, looking for flight schools, scoping 7-9 year old girls like their fake camel trading prophet, etc.

Sean on September 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm

And they are “man” enough to not even provide their full name. If the arguement lacks intellectual ammunition, then go straight for name calling.

Eric Stratton on September 7, 2010 at 7:01 am

Pat White’s pro career is over!

burt on September 9, 2010 at 8:50 am

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