Fox Just Blocked My Comment

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Interesting for sure. I just read an article on Fox about a school principal in Ventura, California who cancelled a booster club sale of Chick Fil A sandwiches because someone might be offended. As usual, I put my two-cents worth into a comment. Someone kicked me off before I finished the statement. The only offensive thing I can think I said is that I  referenced the LGBT community as those being offended. I was in the middle of stating that California Schools be supported only by the taxes paid by the LGBT community and not from the rest of California. The post went dead and I received a message that I could protest if I wanted. This is my protest. I wanted to provide a link to the article but everything I copied and pasted came up dead, so here is the article instead.

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School Bans ‘Offensive’ Chick-fil-A Sandwiches
BY
TODD STARNES
// SEP 12 2014 // 2:17PM
Feathers have been ruffled at California’s Ventura High School, where the principal this week banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended.
What, pray tell, could people find offensive about a plump juicy chicken breast tucked between two buttered buns?

Were English teachers put off by the restaurant chain’s grammatically challenged bovine pitchmen?

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Did the waffle fries and banana pudding milkshakes exceed the nutritional limits deemed acceptable by the federal government?

The answer, dear readers, is no. It seems Principal Val Wyatt’s ban has less to do with poultry and more to do with politics.

“With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn’t want them on campus,” Wyatt told the Ventura County Star.

It was a sentiment supported by Trudy Tuttle Ariaga, superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District.

“We value inclusivity and diversity on our campus, and all our events and activities are going to adhere to our mission,” Ariaga told CBS News in Los Angeles.

This is a classic example of those preaching inclusivity and diversity being the least inclusive and diverse of all.

Let’s back up for a minute and explain how this unfortunate act of poultry bigotry came about.

The local Chick-fil-A franchise has a storied history of supporting the school district – to the tune of thousands of dollars – and owner Robert Shaffer had generously offered to give the booster club 200 meals for a “back-to-school” event on Wednesday at which they expected to raise $1,600 for the football team, the Ventura Star reported.

“That would have gone toward the football program, everything from uniforms to food for the boys,” booster club president Dan Swim told the Star. “We don’t charge money for the boys to play football.”

A few days before the back-to-school event, the principal broke the news to the booster club. She said her “main reason” for banning Chick-fil-A was because she did not want an outside organization to sell or advertise during the event.

“I work really hard to keep Ventura High School from being a marketplace for all kinds of vendors to come to the campus and reap profit,” she told the newspaper.

Well, dear. That’s a bit disingenuous. Chick-fil-A was not making a single penny. They were giving all the proceeds to the booster club. Period.

I suspect her “main reason” had more to do with her statement about Chick-fil-A’s opposition to gay rights.

There’s just one teensy-weensy problem with Principal Wyatt’s explanation: It’s not true.

“Chick-fil-A doesn’t have a stance on gay marriage,” Shaffer told the Star. “We treat everyone who walks through our doors, regardless of their religion or sexual orientation, with honor, dignity and respect.”

In a 2012 interview that was published by Baptist Press, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy affirmed his support of the biblical definition of the family. The interview sparked nationwide outrage among the LGBT community and the mainstream media.

“Well, guilty as charged,” he said. “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

That’s it. That’s what Dan Cathy said. Here’s the link to the interview. Read it for yourself. Not once did Cathy say anything disparaging about the LGBT community or gay marriage.

Unless, of course, the principal is suggesting that people who support the biblical definition of marriage are somehow anti-gay. Is that what you are suggesting, Principal Wyatt?

At best, the principal is misinformed. At worst, she is an outright liar. But for the sake of generosity, let’s just say she’s slow on the uptake.

Principal Wyatt needs to retract her woefully ignorant statement and publicly apologize for her offensive accusations. And to show there are no hard feelings, I would be more than willing to allow her to make things right by posting her retraction in this column.

As they say at Chick-fil-A, it would be my pleasure, Principal Wyatt.

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Stupid is as Stupid does

Ventura High School in California gets the award.

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Back to my rant.

Ventura H.S.  should also ban hotdogs, Coke and every other edible cuisine for fear it may offend another community. I, for one, am offended by Coke, it references a dangerous drug, cocaine.  People who drink it must condone the usage of cocaine. When does the stupidity stop?  When do we get the schools to teach the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic instead of all this politically correct bull shit? If the use of the word “shit” offends you, too bad. You should consider ending your life because it is a word that defines something that is totally natural and all of us do it everyday, including you. Consider this, what if I used the politically correct words of bull feces instead of bull shit, would it have the same effect?

If we hear of a school banning football, I am sure it’ll be from Ventura High School.

I’m not done yet.

Think about this. Maybe we should ban public schools. They are bad for your health because they promote Michelle Obama’s unhealthy diet, they offend people with something they do no mater what it is, they are unpatriotic, and want to ban the pledge of allegiance, they ban God and prayer, they promote only stupid Liberal ideas, they rewrite history to make the USA sound evil, their multiculturalism promotes returning to the Ice Age, they promote the EPA and its ban on water for humans in favor of a fish, they are “Gun Free” zones thus putting a target on the bask of everyone in the buildings, and they don’t care that fifty percent of the kids they educate won’t graduate and have no clue about anything but Facebook.

Maybe now I’m done.

Nope, another school in Michigan stopped a returning army dad from entering his daughter’s school, because his uniform might offend someone. Another suspended a kid for wearing a tee-shirt commemorating 9/11. Yep, we must ban Public Schools, and send the teachers to Mexico to teach Mexican  kids so they won’t have to come here.

This rant will never end, but I will. Mark my words, people will be writing about this subject a hundred years from now and the rants will sound exactly the same, because. . .Stupid is as Stupid does.

I know, I know, I have many teacher friends who I have offended by this post, but I don’t care anymore the insanity must stop.

 

A Plan to Destroy America

My Flag Flies Everyday

      Very often, my friends send me stuff that is amazingly accurate and insightful. The piece below is by a former Governor of Colorado, Richard D Lamm. He wrote this speech in 2004, long before Barack Obama and his radical administration took over America with the objective of changing the greatest country in the world. What BO hid during his poetic rhetoric was his intention to change America from a country of free individuals into a socialist state. If I did not know this speech is six years old, I would believe it is about circumstances that resemble very closely, what we are experiencing in America today. Again, I checked it out on Snopes, Richard Lamm wrote the piece. I also found the speech reported on in the World Net Daily website.

      You read the speech and tell me if you see the eight things going on in our country today. Tell me if you believe, what he is saying could lead to the destruction of America.

I HAVE A PLAN TO DESTROY AMERICA

By

Governor Richard D. Lamm, Colorado 1975-87

 

     I have a secret plan to destroy America. If you believe, as many do, that America is too smug, too white bread, too self-satisfied, too rich, let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. History shows that nations are more fragile than their citizens think. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and they all fall, and that “an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.” Here is my plan:

  1. We must first make America a bilingual-bicultural country. History shows, in my opinion, that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. One scholar, Seymour Martin Lipset, put it this way: “The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon – all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with its Basques, Bretons and Corsicans.”
  2. I would then invent “multiculturalism” and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal: that there are no cultural differences that are important. I would declare it an article of faith that the black and Hispanic dropout rate is only due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out-of-bounds.
  3. We can make the United States a “Hispanic Quebec” without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently, “The apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved, not by tolerance, but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentrically, and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.” I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with a salad bowl metaphor. It is important to insure that we have various cultural sub-groups living in America reinforcing their differences, rather than Americans emphasizing their similarities.
  4. Having done all this, I would make our fastest-growing demographic group the least educated – I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50 percent dropout rate from school.
  5. I would then get the big foundations and big business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of victimology. I would get all minorities to think their lack of success was all the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.
  6. I would establish dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would “celebrate diversity.” “Diversity” is a wonderfully seductive word. It stresses differences rather than commonalities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other – that is, when they are not killing each other. A “diverse,” peaceful or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together, and we can take advantage of this myopia.  Look at the ancient Greeks. Dorf’s “World History” tells us: “The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshiped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic Games in honor of Zeus, and all Greeks venerated the shrine of Apollo at Delphi. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet, all of these bonds together were not strong enough to overcome two factors … (local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions …)” If we can put the emphasis on the “pluribus,” instead of the “unum,” we can balkanize America as surely as Kosovo.
  7. Then I would place all these subjects off-limits – make it taboo to talk about. I would find a word similar to “heretic” in the 16th century – that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like “racist”, “xenophobe” halt argument and conversation. Having made America a bilingual-bicultural country, having established multiculturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of “victimology,” I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra – “because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good.” I would make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact.
  8. Lastly, I would censor Victor Davis Hanson’s book “Mexifornia” – this book is dangerous; it exposes my plan to destroy America. So please, please – if you feel that America deserves to be destroyed – please, please – don’t buy this book! This guy is on to my plan.

     “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.” – Noam Chomsky, American linguist and U.S. media and foreign policy critic.


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