Dipshits of the day: Kalifornia Assembly

 

Assembly Approves Ban on Redskins Mascot


The Redskins of Calaveras High School were out on their campus field Monday for the first sanctioned day of spring practice.

Their home turf and that of the Washington Redskins are 2,800 miles apart, but these two teams are in about the same place when it comes to their names — under the gun.

“All Calaveras Redskins…we take it with pride. We don’t mean it in a disrespectful way,” said Calaveras linebacker Wade McCann.

“Realistically we take a lot of pride in it. We don’t do it in a derogatory way or a way that’s ‘cartoony,’ I guess for lack of a better word, but we take a lot of pride in it and how we represent it,” said Football Coach Jason Weatherby.

“I mean everybody has to have their opinions you know. I like being a Redskin…you know since I was in fourth grade, so it would be a weird kind of change,” Dylan Byrd, the quarterback of his school’s team.

And though shirts for the San Andreas school say “There’s no substitute for red,” that’s just what AB 30 says teams here and at four other schools would have to find for their 2017 seasons now that that bill has passed the state Assembly.

The effort to make change at the professional and public school levels is all about removing the racial stigma of a dehumanizing term for Native Americans.

“We have friends  that are Miwok — 100  percent — he finds a lot of pride in it. As long as you’re taking it with pride then it shouldn’t be taken away,” McCann said.

That friend and other Native Americans Fox40 approached didn’t want to comment about the progress of AB 30.

Many believe there is no way to carry on such a team tradition with respect, saying it would be just as inflammatory as calling a team the New York “N-words” even though some African-Americans use the term among themselves.

Bill author Assemblyman Luis Alejo saying via statement “It’s time that we as a state take a stand against racial slurs used by our public schools.”

I am sorry folks can someone clear this up for me? I have not heard a racial slur yet when calling a team the redskins.

This PC shit is a fucking joke ……

Damn! a rare moment that I wish I lived in Boston……

A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man’s wife.

Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners.

After the April 20 race, her daughter took to social media to try to find the man, who clearly left an impression on her mom.

Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news outlet, passed on a letter addressed to her Sunday after the campaign generated nationwide attention.

The unidentified man’s wife said the attention was fun but that the couple wanted to remain anonymous.

“When this story aired on the news we were pretty surprised,” the mystery man’s wife wrote in a portion of the letter quoted by The Townsman. “For me, I’m not mad. Believe me, our friends have gotten a lot of mileage out of this story and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them give my husband grief!”

The wife continued: “While this may not be the ending that you had hoped for, that spontaneous, silly moment in Wellesley captured the fun, energy and spirit of the Boston Marathon. I greatly admire your spunk and courage and wish you many happy races in the future. Congratulations on your Boston finish!”

Tatge says she wrote back to the wife Monday, thanking her for her graciousness and good humor.

“The letter was so kind and good-hearted,” she said. “She’s a great sport, and he’s fortunate to be married to someone like her.”

Tatge also apologized for any embarrassment the search may have caused.

“I just wanted her to know that the media firestorm stemmed from my loving daughter’s good-hearted dare,” she said. “I didn’t want to cause any discomfort to him or his family.”

Tatge said she’s been touched by the support she’s received but is happy to move on.

She also hopes to run the Boston Marathon again but with one important caveat: “Moving forward, I’m going to revert to only kissing single men.”

Retro of the day: The Mamas and Papas

Monday, Monday” is a 1966 song written by John Phillips and recorded by the Mamas & the Papas for their 1966 album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. It was the group’s only number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Phillips said that he wrote the song quickly, in about 20 minutes.[2] The song includes a false ending, when there is a pause before the coda of the song, and goes up a half note for the bridges and refrains of the song. It was the second consecutive number-one hit song in the U.S. to contain a false ending, succeeding “Good Lovin’” by the Young Rascals.

On March 2, 1967, The Mamas & the Papas won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for this song.