The use of the word ‘Bullet’ is offensive to sensitive ears!

There are days when one has to be at the end of their rope when it comes to being politically correct…this is one of them! This is such inane insanity one has to almost laugh at the absurdity of it all…after-all, we all need some humor these days. The example I’m speaking of below will make you angry at first, but when you stop and think about it all…you have to snicker at the fools that surround us that make it so. In the long run of things that really matter, they are creating their own demise…it will take time, but it will take place eventually.

Anyway folks, enough of my rambling on…here’s the gist of the story:

The University of Mary Washington has changed the name of its campus newspaper, founded in 1922, because of political correctness.

The Fredericksburg, Va., school changed The Bullet to The Blue & Gray Press because the old name “propagated violence,” according to a press release.

The editorial board felt that the paper’s name, which alludes to ammunition for an artillery weapon, propagated violence and did not honor our school’s history in a sensitive manner. The board intends to remain faithful to the history our university stands upon, and we continue to honor this history both in a respectful and meaningful way.

Well, not exactly. Artillery fires shells, guns fire bullets. Still, Editor-in-Chief Alison Thoet told Campus Reform that the university was interested in something more “updated” and “more representative” of its home city. The board picked The Blue & Gray Press because of the history of Civil War battles fought in the area, as well as the school’s colors. However, as Campus Reform points out, Thoet told them, “In this day and age, no one really cares about the Civil War. We wanted something that was updated.” Um, OK.

After media outlets such as Campus Reform and backlash from alumni, the editorial board of the paper slightly redacted its reasoning in an updated open letter.


On August 18, the University of Mary Washington student newspaper announced a revamping, which included the announcement of a new name, The Blue & Gray Press. Since that date, the announcement has been interpreted in some media circles in a manner that misrepresents our decision and intention.

We, as the editorial board, would like to emphasize that the main reasoning behind changing the name was to better connect the newspaper with the student body. As it stood, the previous name of the publication did not have a direct connection to the school community. Therefore, it did not reflect the university it served in the way college newspapers, and all school organizations, should.

The editorial board has no intention of disrespecting the history upon which our school rests. We specifically chose a new name that represents the spirit of the school and acknowledges the history of UMW and Fredericksburg’s region. The name Blue & Gray Press, which incorporates our school colors, respectfully presents a powerful image of school spirit, with a nod toward local history.

The Bullet, a name related to the word ‘bulletin’ and the phrase ‘news as fast as a bullet,’ had become dated and no longer represented adequately the student body nor the university. Blue and Gray symbolize both the community’s history and our school’s spirit. By choosing The Blue & Gray Press as our name we are connecting the past with the present to honor both our beautiful city’s history and our student body’s pride in an identifiable and meaningful way.

The Blue & Gray Press is a symbol of the school it serves and the locale in which it publishes. The name expresses our desire to be an even greater part of both communities in our shared future.

The letter goes on to promise “to continue in the tradition of fair and honest journalism” that has been a staple of The Bullet for almost a century, as one commenter pointed out. Another said:

I was a proud member of the class of ’88. A bit less proud now.

Shame on you. Error and hypocrisy. Abandon history for political correctness stating reasons which are wrong to begin with.

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  1. Eh…they willing choose to drink the potassium-cyanid flavored PC Kool-Aid and they are welcome to it!

    *shrugs* I cannot say anything for those who willing submit for its what they wanted! :-/

  2. not only do we have to deal with political correctness at every turn…….these bastards are all lying-ass muther-phukkers……they lie at every turn…….do everything they can to deceive you……refuse to tell the truth as to who they really are………..the “left” lies….lies and lies some more…………

    just found out that here in Florida that “”Florida Conservatives United”” is a front group for left-wing commie types posing as conservatives……donating more than two hundred thousand smackers to left wing commies like Florida senator Bill “the commie” Nelson and Debbie “butterhair” Wasserman Schultz……..

    these bastards try to get real conservatives to donate money so they can then take that money and give it to communists…….and to get liberal pieces-of-sh*t elected to government…….they use the language of us conservatives and Tea Party activists to try and deceive us…..lie to us……..the left can not win on their own they have to lie…..they have to hide their real true agenda and they encouch their lie within conservative terminology……….

    that god damn piece-of-sh*t Mark Zuckerberg has done the same thing with his bullsh*t orgaization for, Bwahahahahahaha…..””Immigration Reform””…..what bullsh*t……immigration reform my ass……it’s nothing but amnesty for illegals masquerading as immigration reform and boarder control…….absolute bullsh*t and lies trying to deceive the American electorate………..

    we need to expose these bastads at every trun…..every time they try to lie about what their true agenda is…… that bastard Paul Ryan……another one for this lying-ass busllsh*t “”Immigration Reform””……hawking his new book…’s nothing but god damn lies pushing amnesty for millions of illegals……….Raul Ryan , er I mean Paul Ryan is washed up…..done for……doesn’t stand a chance at any political comeback for national office…..parading around with that dumb-ass piece-of-sh*t Romney……another one that wants amnesty for illegals……….

    go to hell you god damn bastards and your crap…….I’ve had it with yo bastards……every last one of you sons-a-bitches can go to hell in a hand basket…………….it’s you sons-a-bitches that are hiding your true agenda…..masquerading as conservatives when in actuality your nothing but big government assholes and communist…………….

    here in Florida we have had communists pose as Tea Party backed candidates……communist claiming that they were endorsed by the Tea Party and even saying they were actual members of the Tea Party trying to garner votes through deception……..where ever we find you bastards we are going to expose you lying-ass sons-a-bitches…….

    eat sh*t and die liberals…………..

  3. Spurwing Plover says:

    Woo Hoo its getting so absolutly rediclous now the term Bullet scares some little nambdy pambdy little Granola Munching/Tree Hugging wussietards next will be teams named for Predatorial animals(Lions,Tigers,Bears,Wolves,Bobcats,Wildcats,Eagles,Hawks,Falcons,Etc)or manly names like Cowboys,Gladiators,Spartians,Trojans Etc I mean the PC nonsense is just getting more rediculous everyday

  4. Completely off topic…..FLASH: Drive-by shooting…from a leftie yet…..

  5. Because this post is about PCness……MORE INSANITY….is Vermont really a state?

  6. Spurwing Plover says:

    Next thing you know some liberal political hack will sponsor some bill to have the eagle replaced by a pink chicken

  7. But I suppose this is A-OK with the left, especially when you check out the paper that this link speaks of.

    • Bt….

      The AJC has been little more than a litter box/birdcage liner for years now…..

      • You got that right…for decades! Btw…talk about using the race card to fan the flames some more…contemptible creatures, all of them.

      • grumpy,
        Remember when under the name The Atlanta Journal and Constitution it said Covers Dixie like the dew? Cynthia Tucker destroyed the paper when she was Editor in Chief, I always read the sunday edition for yr’s but it’s no longer sold out here in the boonies, it’s just as well since the funnies went PC.

        • Yep, it was Tucker, I was trying to think of her name. She used to be on different segments of msnbc and cnn too. Could not stand that leftist witch.

  8. Spurwing Plover says:

    Our local High School are the Lions which is a Pretator our counties Jr Collage are The Eagles which is also a Predator we havnt ever had anyone demand a name change and even if they did we would aoppose any name change

  9. Spurwing Plover says:

    Bigtimmer. The cartoonists who drw that one you avagage leftists liberal scumsucker who deserves to have their paper who prints this crap shoved down his throat

  10. Spurwing Plover says:

    The Atlanta Urinal/Constipation no different then the New York Slime’s,Washington Compost,Boston Slob and Chicago Trashbin