After years of heated debates and criticism from all corners of the sports world, the Dallas Mavericks have found a solution.
The team is done playing the national anthem before games.
The Mavericks, owner Mark Cuban told The Athletic on Monday night, have not played the anthem during any of their 13 home games at the American Airlines Center so far this season by design. Only one of those games — Monday’s 127-122 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves — had limited fans in attendance, something that likely allowed the decision to slip under the radar.
The decision, per the report, was not something that the team announced internally. Both Cuban and the Mavericks denied comment to The Athletic about the change. An NBA spokesperson said that “under the unique circumstances of this season, teams are permitted to run their pregame operations as they see fit,” per The Athletic.
Just Days after the San Francisco Unified School District board (SFUSD) moved to rename 44 schools, including those named after Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson, because their namesakes were “inappropriate”, the School District’s art program decided to drop its former name, “VAPA,” because…………..”acronyms are a symptom of white supremacy culture.” I shit you not. As reported in the WFB, according to district art department director Sam Bass, the acronym, which stood for “visual and performing arts,” could “alienate” non-native English speakers. Alienate??? The decision to change the art department’s name was one of a handful of so called feel good antiracist measures the district voted to implement. The art department is working to prioritize “antiracist arts instruction.” San Francisco school board president Gabriela López said the board is “committed” to dismantling “symbols of racism and White supremacy culture.”
Oh for fucks sake, why the hell does anyone take this load of BS seriously? WE have somehow empowered morons and whiners to positions of power, and they are busy erasing this countrybit by bitDiogenes points outthat the left is not Big Brother pushing censorship, oh no. They are, instead“Harm Reducers” Yes, really
Note how Stelter paints anyone that warns of looming censorshipas loony somehow. A tried and true leftist tactic. Demonize your opponent, and seek to paint them as dangerous. Useful idiots like Stelter is all too happy to be used in such a way. Useful idiots always are, until they say the wrong thing of course, then when the monster they helped create comes for them, they might get it. If they ever studied history, they might see their own foolishness, but how can you read history when you have helped erase it?People like Stelter and Nicholas Kristof of course are eager to let us know they LOVE free speech, then label anyone who says what they do not like an evil terrorist who should be prevented from “harming”
What is it about D/S/Cs and their fetish over Communist symbols/fashions? Throughout the Cold War and thereafter, D/S/Cs have delighted in wearing not only Communist military clothing, but its symbols, particularly the Soviet hammer and sickle. Soviet propaganda posters decorated their apartments and homes, and they often flew the flags of murderous communist regimes. And of course, there is always the ubiquitous Che t-shirt, which remains, to date, the height of revolutionary chic.
Part of it was certainly these people are committed Marxists, prototypical useful idiots. They actually believe in the ideology that slaughtered more than 100 million innocents in the last century, and continues to murder even more today. Others may not have been wanna-be Marxist monsters, but bought into “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” aphorism. Their enemy was, of course, America, so they celebrated anyone, the more blood-thirsty the better, that hated America. And for many, it was mere juvenile rebellion. They gleefully adopted whatever gesture they believed most outraged the “squares,” engaged in revolutionary theater like defacing statuary, pissing on or burning the American flag, and screamed revolutionary slogans and other clap trap just to piss off the Normals and think themselves virtuous.
Today we see a mixture of the above as dimwitted adolescents in nominally adult bodies, bereft of actual knowledge of history, but marinated on campus in socialist propaganda, celebrate their idea of the bold, new arc of history, of re-invention of man through the destruction of every democratic ideal that has rescued man from socialism at great human cost.
“Politicians like him pick and choose when they want officers to enforce the law,” Imperatrice said. “What happens is they pit the officers against the community which is never good.”
He blamed de Blasio for making police officers enforce mask rules amid coronavirus lockdown orders after promising to defund $1 billion from the NYPD budget and reassigning roughly 600 plain-clothes anti-crime officers.
And, of course violent crimes are rising in New York City, but De Blasio has his own priorities so………….
Racialized Vegans?Sounds like a interracial porn titlebut, in reality it is just the latest way the left has found to divide people. Pirates Covehas specifics
See, on one hand, you have the same people talking about diversity and multiculturalism. That we’re all humans, that we should be color blind. On the other hand, how dare vegans eat something not of their own race! So, we get #CancelCulture infighting
When Afia Amoako became a vegan five years ago, she said she didn’t see herself reflected in the community, which was dominated by wealthy white women.
They often touted recipes—”African peanut stew” or “Asian stir fry”—that rely on racial stereotypes, said Amoako.
“One, they don’t look like you, and, two, they are appropriating your food. Those are ways to turn racialized people away.”
“Racialized people”? These leftist moonbats come up with idiotic “identities” faster than I can count. Why anyone would “identify” to the point of driving themselves nutty but…………There is good news, at least for race-obsessed nuts like Afia
Amoako, 23, is a vegan Instagrammer and blogger based in Toronto (@thecanadianafrican). She said the weeks and months following the killing of George Floyd have been marked with an onslaught of support for Black creators, particularly from white-run accounts. It’s a stark departure from the white norm.
“These white women, they are the gatekeepers of the vegan movement,” Amoako said. “We Black creators have been here this whole time.”
White women are starting to acknowledge Black and racialized vegans now, following a string of racial reckonings happening in several sectors and communities, Amoako said, but “I’m not gonna lie to you, some of us are still skeptical.”
OH BOY! Wouldn’t you love to hang out with some racialized vegans? MORE at Pirates Cove
In 1932, the Folger Shakespeare Library was dedicated on Shakespeare’s birthday with President Herbert Hoover and Robert Frost in attendance. The Library would house the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare First Folios, and and hundreds of thousands of volumes gathered across the centuries.
“In almost unbelievable fullness and richness, we assembled books, pamphlets, documents, manuscripts, relics, curios,” James Quincy Adams Jr, its first director, wrote. “The library is thus more than a mere library; it is also a museum of the Golden Age of Elizabeth, and a memorial to the influence that Shakespeare has exerted upon the world’s culture.”
These days, the Folger Shakespeare Library has a new mission. And it isn’t Shakespeare.
After George Floyd died during a confrontation with police, the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library declared that, “the fight against racial injustice is essential to what we do as an institution.”
What does Floyd have to do with Shakespeare and what does racism have to do with the Folger Library?
In the Soviet Union or Mao’s China, every subject, no matter how abstruse, had to be studied through the lens of Marxism-Leninism or Maoism. Shakespearean characters, according to the Communists, were revolutionary figures, and were trying to solve the “central problems” of a “bourgeois society.”
Again go read it all, pass this around. It illustrates how bat shit KRAZY these modern day Bolsheviks are, and how dangerous
You can read the insanity for yourself, but here’s the punchline.
China produces the majority of Canada’s pandemic supplies, with Deputy Public Works Minister Bill Matthews telling Commons that it’s up to those in China to “self certify” that they are in accordance with human rights laws.
What could go wrong? I’m sure the Chinese would never lie.
Actually, Communists always lie,Communism is based in lies
These children are the useful idiots of the leftist movement in the country right now. Most of the morons on the street don’t know anything; they are almost universally upper-middle class white kids. They think that when the “revolution” comes, they’ll be the ones in charge, but if you look at the history of socialist revolutions, the useful idiots almost always end up against the wall, looking at rifles from the wrong end.
For decades leading symphony orchestras have used “blind auditions” to hire musicians. That is, the musicians are not seen at all, only their music is heard. That way, implicit or explicit racial, ethnic, or gender bias cannot enter into the hiring decision, only the quality of the music. It is as close to a pure meritocracy as I can imagine.
So, this is a great thing right, judging musicians STRICTLYon musical talent? Uh, NO!
Not according to Anthony Tommasini, the chief classical music critic at the NY Times. Tommasini writes that the lack of orchestral diversity resulting from this meritocracy needs to change, and musicians should be chosen based on race, gender, and other factors.
During the tumultuous summer of 1969, two Black musicians accused the New York Philharmonic of discrimination. Earl Madison, a cellist, and J. Arthur Davis, a bassist, said they had been rejected for positions because of their race.
The city’s Commission on Human Rights decided against the musicians, but found that aspects of the orchestra’s hiring system, especially regarding substitute and extra players, functioned as an old boys’ network and were discriminatory. The ruling helped prod American orchestras, finally, to try and deal with the biases that had kept them overwhelmingly white and male. The Philharmonic, and many other ensembles, began to hold auditions behind a screen, so that factors like race and gender wouldn’t influence strictly musical appraisals.
Blind auditions, as they became known, proved transformative.
But, alas, merit is, well RACIST and sexist, and likely some other “ist”, so, it has to go to appease the color obsessed Go read the whole thing, and remember kids it is no longer possible to parody the left.
Mike McDaniel unloads on the race bating propagandists at the NMAAHC
Whenever some tribal/racial victim group—or D/S/C government–begins talking about the need for a “conversation,” one may be certain of several things:
1) Anyone participating in the “conversation” must fully accept the premises of the victim group before a word is spoken;
2) Whatever anyone not of the victim group might think or say is wrong, indicative of unearned and abused privilege, offensive, and racist;
3) Anyone not of the victim group is allowed only to fully agree, but such agreement must use precisely the words/terms the victim group is using today. Tomorrow is a different matter.
4) Saying nothing is the ultimate proof of racism and is also actual violence.
5) Such “conversation” requires the forking over of vast amounts of taxpayer money.
6) Ultimately, the victim group side of the “conversation” amounts to: “SHUT UP YOU RACIST!!!!!!!”
But thank goodness for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. That’s a portion of the masthead of their website in the header. I’m not sure what to make of the woman with a beard, or maybe that’s a trans guy in transition to something or other, but we can be certain those faceless images are diverse and meaningful. The NMAAHAC—nuhmaaaahhack?—is determined to start a “conversation” about race:
Diogenes takes a look at the latest racist screed from the Marxists who say the care about minoritieswhen, in truth they are a far worse threat to minorities than the White supremacists
According to the Smithsonian NMAAHC, the scourge of white culture is defined by independence, rational thought, hard work, respect for authority and politeness.
So, these are “White” ideals?Blacks and other races do not crave liberty? They do not embrace rationality or work hard? Horse Shit!This is propaganda plain and simple. Propaganda intended to divide races, and stir up ill will against White people. Rather than take people for how they act and treat others, we are to lump everyone together based on their pigmentation. Again, nonsense! But there is more
Whiteness and white racialized identity refer to the way that white people, their customs, culture, and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups of are compared. Whiteness is also at the core of understanding race in America. Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout America’s history have created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal.
This white-dominant culture also operates as a social mechanism that grants advantages to white people, since they can navigate society both by feeling normal and being viewed as normal. Persons who identify as white rarely have to think about their racial identity because they live within a culture where whiteness has been normalized.
Thinking about race is very different for nonwhite persons living in America. People of color must always consider their racial identity, whatever the situation, due to the systemic and interpersonal racism that still exists.
Whiteness (and its accepted normality) also exist as everyday microaggressions toward people of color. Acts of microaggressions include verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs or insults toward nonwhites. Whether intentional or not, these attitudes communicate hostile, derogatory, or harmful messages.
Whatever universe of idiocy these perverse ideas sprang from is a place of bitterness and self-loathing frankly. I urge everyone to visit that sight, and this one as well, and understand how absolute poison, disguised as education, is being fed to Americans. The intent is to create bitterness and racial division in America, which is, in fact the least racist nation on earth. The intent, the goal, ultimately is to erase America and recreate it as a Marxist Utopia. Of course, no form of Marxism has ever or will ever lead to any Utopia. Instead well over 100,000,000 have been imprisoned, slaughtered and enslaved in whatever nation has fallen forthe promise of paradise under Marxism.
The purge of all things associated with America’s heritage and core population has reached such a hysterical frenzy that not even insects are safe.
Emory & Henry College in Virginia has announced to students the school will re-examine its wasp mascot. Why? The bug may appear “exclusive” to students who are not White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, or “WASPs.”
Good Freaking Grief!!I think being stung by a murder might be less painful than putting up with the idiots who put up with such idiocy
They may have to change the name of the school itself. It was named after people who lived hundreds of years ago and therefore did not conform to today’s norms: John Emory and Patrick Henry. They are no longer to be viewed as a Methodist Episcopal Church bishop and a Founding Father, but as evil white slave owners.
Ah, we need Patrick Henry about now. “Give me Liberty, or give me death!”The snowflakes would explode if they heard such a declaration
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young defended vandals who tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Saturday and tossed it into the city’s Inner Harbor.
Through spokesman Lester Davis, Young called the action part of a “re-examination taking place nationally and globally around some of these monuments and statues that may represent different things to different people,” The Baltimore Sun reported.
Ah what?Re-examining would mean taking about it, letting residents vote, it does not mean tearing statues down. That is nothing but mob rule. But, the mayor sees it differently, because he is not too swift
“We understand the frustrations,” Davis continued. “What the city wants to do is serve ks.as a national model, particularly with how we’ve done with protesting. We’ve seen people who have taken to the streets, we have supported them. We are going to continue to support it. That’s a full stop.”
Will someone get this imbecile some blocks to play with? He wants to take mob rule national! Good Freaking Grief! But let us be totally fair, the mayor is a fool, but the people who keep voting in crooks and idiots to represent Baltimore are as smart as a box of rocks
Via Hot Air comesnews that the Oakland Mayor, Mayor Karenbelieves that racial division is the goal, facts be damned
It started a few days ago with a report of nooses found hanging from a tree in a park in Oakland. The city was stunned. Had some white supremacist chosen to lash out amid the protests over George Floyd’s killing by displaying a notorious symbol of lynchings? The matter had to be investigated.
According to Oakland police, officers discovered five ropes Tuesday afternoon attached to trees at Lake Merritt…
Victor Sengbe told ABC7 News the rope is part of a rigging used by him and his friends as part of a larger swing system…
“Out of the hundreds, thousands of people who walked by, no one even thought it looked anywhere close to a noose,” said Sengbe. “Folks have used it for exercise, it was really a fun addition to the park that we tried to create.”
Sengbe told us the small piece of rope, still up in a tree is all part of the same system.
OK then, case solved let’s move on right? OH NO because RACE PIMPING IS FUN!
So it was, mercifully, a false alarm. An incident that seemed poised to raise racial tensions in Oakland was actually just a misunderstanding. No one was trying to intimidate anyone. Now the mayor could call a press conference, tell the public what happened, and douse any embers of suspicion that might be starting to burn in the community.
But Oakland’s mayor didn’t do that. She’s a Democrat running a reliably Democratic city in a reliably Democratic state. Instead of putting her constituents at ease, this was her moment to throw fuel on those embers and peacock about how down with the struggle she is
The chief of the Olympia, Washington police department says an internal investigation is taking place after an officer posed for a picture with several members of the group Three Percent of Washington early Friday morning. The group of about a dozen gun owners were standing guard outside of a local gun store after the owner requested “armed members of the community to make a presence in his parking lot” over concerns that his store would be targeted by burglars.
Oh NO!Not Three Percenters, they believe in the second amendment!EWWWW. I mean look at the picture
This image, of course triggers leftist bed wetters, and sadly the police chief in Olympia is more political hack than police officer, so, cue the weasel words
“I am disappointed and frustrated that the photo was taken at all, but particularly at this sensitive time in our city and nation,” Jelcick wrote. “I regret that this photo may damage the trust our community places in us that we have worked so hard to build. I apologize for the pain this has caused our community. It is imperative that Olympia Police Officers uphold our values, remain neutral to the message at public demonstrations, and do not engage in or promote conduct that will bring discredit to themselves, the Department or the City.”
Meanwhile Mayor Cheryl Selby was quick to jump on the Weasel Express
“After a long week for my community, I’m discouraged that I have to make a post like this,” the mayor wrote. “I have confirmed a photo of an Olympia police officer posing with a group of armed militia members, some of whom are displaying white power signs. I find this behavior to be abhorrent and unequivocally unacceptable.
“Our council/manager form of government restricts me from discussing disciplinary measures, though my council and I are demanding a thorough investigation,” she wrote. “As the picture clearly illustrates in no uncertain terms, a culture change within the police department and city government is clearly needed.
“We hear our community demanding it and we must rise to meet this challenge. The presence of an armed militia is not what we want to see in Olympia, and we are asking those people to stay home to ensure that peaceful protest can continue in our city.”
She ended her post with “BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!!!”
Certainly giving a shout out to the Marxists of BLM is not unprofessional right Mayor McMoron?If she looked at the photo, she would see the Black member of the group front and center. The group also includes two Hispanic men, and a Jewish member. The officer is, clearly, a woman.Ibelieve they call that diversity. Of course, women, Jews, Blacksand Hispanic peopleare not really genuine unless they are leftists so………... Asto the White Power hand gesture, that is a sign that members of Three Percenters use, sooooooo.
Sadly, this is our new normal where many political leaders are concerned. looters and rioters excused while law enforcement is vilified and Americans who exercise the right of self-defense are portrayed as evil.
Commenting on the death of George Floyd, she went nuclear stoopit
“This has to stop!! Until we can over come Racism in America— no one should be allowed to carry a gun. Most of all cops,” the pop diva writes in an Instagram post.
OK Madonna, OK, but, somehow, I DOUBT your sincerity, as does Tom Knighton
You see, the singer is known to routinely enjoy armed security, a fact that came in pretty handy once upon a time.
Back in 1996, a man tried to gain entrance into Madonna’s home. He was met with armed security who ended up shooting the suspect. Now, we can’t be certain the man was an actual threat to Madonna, but I doubt he’d be a charming houseguest the singer would be delighted to have stay with her either.
Where were her complaints then?
Ah yes, it is different when Madonna needs protection. Remember folks, Leftism is an ideology of inconsistency