When Will George & Tom Have to Go?

2019 April 19
by bc3b

We all know that day is coming … the day when the left demands that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson be removed from Mt. Rushmore?

After all, the first and third presidents were slaveholders.

The left is becoming bolder and dumber with its outlandish politically correct demands. Take a look at the 20-50 current and potential Democratic presidential candidates. They are all taking stands on issues that would have been unthinkable just 20 years ago – from reparations … to open borders … to boys using girls rest rooms and being forced onto girls’ athletic teams.

The latest foolishness – the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers have both announced they will stop playing a recording of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” because of a song she sang in he 1930s that today is viewed by some as “racially insensitive.”

There was a time in the 1970s when the Flyers actually had an excellent team and even won a couple Stanley Cups, as opposed to the joke they are today. One of the trademarks of the Flyers glory years was Kate Smith’s “God Bless America.” They played it in place of the National Anthem before home games and Miss Smith appeared in person prior to the start of some Stanley Cup playoff games.

The Yankees had been playing it during the seventh inning stretch since 9-11.

A lot has changed since the 1930s. In the 1930s the Yankees were a segregated – white only – team and remained such until the late 1940s. Perhaps the team and Major League Baseball should cease to exist because of their shame. Perhaps the Yankees could play a recording Rep. Omar saying, “Someone did something.” After all, playing the Star Spangled Banner prior to the game undoubtedly offends many Muslims.

A day after the Daily News reported the Yankees had stopped playing Kate Smith’s 1939 recording of “God Bless America” in the middle of the seventh inning over her racist lyrics, the NHL’s Flyers made the same call. And took the extra step of covering a statue in her honor outside the Wells Fargo Center.

“We have recently become aware that several songs performed by Kate Smith contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values as an organization,” the Flyers said in a statement. “As we continue to look into this serious matter, we are removing Kate Smith’s recording of ‘God Bless America’ from our library and covering up the statue that stands outside our arena.”

The Yankees started playing Smith’s version of the Irving Berlin classic following the 9/11 attacks and the tradition lasted 18 years until this season when the Daily News learned the Yankees were made aware of Smith’s history of potential racism.

So how long before Francis, Willie Brown’s honey,  Spartacus or Fauxahontas starts campaigning on ditching George and Tom from Mt. Rushmore?

Hat tip New York Daily News

 

  

Anything to appease the left. Just like Stalin had people airbrushed from photos.

 

28 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 April 19 6:31 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Isn’t it strange the Flyers don’t have a problem playing its home games in an arena named after one of the country’s most corrupt banks … one that has been discriminated against minorities in mortgage loans, not in the 1930s, but just a few years ago.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wells-lending-settlement-idusbre86b0v220120712

  2. 2019 April 19 7:01 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    I am kind of curious, what songs were raàaaaaaaacist????

  3. 2019 April 19 7:36 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #2 –

    Since you asked:

    Two songs cited by the New York Daily News, which broke the story, included “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” a 1931 hit for Smith, and “Pickaninny Heaven.” Paul Robeson also sang “That’s Why Darkies Were Born”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vG-GjRNHAw

  4. 2019 April 19 8:15 pm
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    on topic:
    Soon, if it’s not already happening.
    Didn’t GWU just have to dump it’s “Colonial ” mascot because students were offended. wtf..Did someone force them to go to the school, not to mention err it’s named George Washington University, if you can’t handle colonial themes, um how about you get the fuck out.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/george-washington-university-students-push-to-do-away-with-extremely-offensive-colonials-nickname

    off topic:

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/32060-caught-at-the-border-a-murderer-deported-three-times-another-three-timer-and-a-girl-with-the-measles

  5. 2019 April 20 6:24 am
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    justrand permalink

    EVERYTHING that does not conform to the current Leftist orthodoxy MUST GO!

    The Taliban Democrat Party has ordered it!!

  6. 2019 April 20 8:17 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Question: will any of the Dem also-rans (Beto, Klobuchar, Gilleland, Fauxahontas, Hickenlooper, etc.) find Allah and make a quick conversion to Islam for a boost in the po;;s?

  7. 2019 April 20 8:34 am
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    justrand permalink

    bc3b, in answer to your question regarding the Dem candidates converting to Islam. Nope. They will simply pander to Islam and slam everyone who doesn’t as “Islamophobic”.

    Just as:
    – everyone who doesn’t support INFANTICIDE is “anti-Women”
    – everyone who doesn’t support REPARATIONS is “Racist!!!!”
    – everyone who doesn’t support SOCIALISM is “against Millionaires & Billionaires paying their fair share!”
    – everyone who doesn’t support OPEN BORDERS is “anti-Immigrant”
    – everyone who doesn’t support MEN IN GIRLS BATHROOM is “anti-LGBTQSDRETM” (or something)
    – everyone who doesn’t support the GREEN NEW DEAL want the world to end in 12 years

    and so on…

  8. 2019 April 20 9:11 am
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    justrand permalink

    Barry McGuires’ ‘Eve of Destruction’ plays in my head every time I read some bullshit like this:

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-oregon-county-pay-black-worker-100k-settlement-20190419-s2rehhpf7zdyfg5ao3cixsq3ii-story.html

  9. 2019 April 20 9:57 am
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    justrand permalink

    a pallet cleanser:

  10. 2019 April 20 9:59 am
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    bc3b permalink

    You can’t make this stuff up: Gillibrand campaigns with drag queen ay gay bar in Iowa:

    https://nypost.com/2019/04/20/kirsten-gillibrand-taps-into-her-inner-diva-at-iowa-gay-bar/

  11. 2019 April 20 10:36 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR – Here’s a version of Hallelujah I’ll never forget – performed by a special needs girl from Northern Ireland:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmx–WjeN7o

  12. 2019 April 20 10:48 am
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    bc3b permalink

    The Dems and the media have totally written off working class Americans.

  13. 2019 April 20 11:04 am
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    justrand permalink

    fight on, now THAT is chutzpah!

    You QUOTE someone advocating for your daughter’s HEAD to be cut off…and THAT is inciting violence???

  14. 2019 April 20 11:16 am
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    justrand permalink

    bc3b, just look at those fabulous children in the link you provided…as you know, EVERY SINGLE ONE has “special needs”.

    The cry across America and in much of the world is to allow selective abortion of babies that would be born with “special needs”. I thought about that as I watched those amazing special needs children again…and cried!!

  15. 2019 April 20 11:42 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR – Agree 100%. That little girl really can sing.

  16. 2019 April 20 5:01 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    You know what? Cain ought to run as a Democrat. He would clean the clocks of the entire field. That way the GOP wins no matter what just like CA does for the Dims.

  17. 2019 April 20 5:06 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Cain’s too honest to do it, but I like the thinking! 🙂

  18. 2019 April 20 5:37 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Here’s a finance quiz. See if you pass:

    1. Interest accumulation:
    Suppose you had $100 in a savings account and the interest rate was 2% per year. After 5 years, how much do you think you would have in the account if you left the money to grow?
    a. More than $102
    b. Exactly $102
    c. Less than $102
    d. Not sure

    2. Effects of payment behavior on credit cost:
    Assuming the following individuals have the same credit card with the same interest rate and balance, which will pay the most in interest on their credit card purchases over time?
    a. Joe, who makes the minimum payment on his credit card bill every month
    b. Jane, who pays the balance on her credit card in full every month
    c. Joyce, who sometimes pays the minimum, sometimes pays less than the minimum and missed one payment on her credit card bill
    d. All of them will pay the same amount in interest over time
    e. Not sure

    3. Impact of repayment term on cost of credit:
    Imagine that there are two options when it comes to paying back a loan and both come with the same interest rate. Provided you have the needed funds, which option would you select to minimize your total costs over the life of the loan (i.e., all of your payments combined until the loan is completely paid off)?
    a. Option 1 allows you to take 10 years to pay back the loan
    b. Option 2 allows you to take 20 years to pay back the loan
    c. Both options have the same out-of-pocket cost over the life of the loan
    d. Not sure

    4. Interest terminology:
    Which of the following best defines the term “interest capitalization”?
    a. The type of interest charged on high-balance loans
    b. The addition of unpaid interest to the principal balance of a loan
    c. Interest that is charged when you postpone payments on your loan

  19. 2019 April 20 9:26 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    The first 3 seem really easy. Unless there’s a trick!
    The last is hard: I would have to guess.

  20. 2019 April 21 3:06 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    The answers are 1: A, 2: C, 3: A, and 4: B

    Jim, 4 is how student loans are structured.

    These questions were asked of recent college graduates. Few if any could answer any of the questions correctly — https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-19/less-25-college-graduates-can-answer-4-simple-money-questions

    This is what happens when you take home ec out of the K-12 system.

  21. 2019 April 21 3:13 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  22. 2019 April 21 3:18 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  23. 2019 April 21 3:26 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Is it different this time? Has innovation and winners-take-all triumphed over the lack of cash flows. In fact companies like Lyft and UBER are brazen enough to tell you that they might never make profit.

    Screwed up the economy is. Why would anyone invest in an IPO that does not intend to make a profit? My bigger question is why can’t Lyft and Uber make a profit? They don’t own the means of production. They are nothing but a booking agency with a fancy app and take 25% off the top and still can’t profit? Something wrong there.

  24. 2019 April 21 3:34 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Millenials sumed up in a single paragraph. The smart ones even know where the glass is located.

    There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”
    David Foster Wallace (2005)

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