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  • City of Sandusky makes Election Day paid holiday, eliminates Columbus Day

    02/10/2019 6:28:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 2/06/19
    SANDUSKY, Ohio - The city of Sandusky will no longer recognize Columbus Day as an official holiday. Instead of having the day as a paid holiday, city workers will have off on Election Day. City officials said they decided to make the switch for two reasons. It prioritizes voting. The move also recognizes Columbus Day’s controversial origins. “What better way to celebrate the value of our employees and citizens than by removing barriers for them to participate in the greatest of American innovations, our democracy,” the city said on Facebook.
  • This is why blackface is offensive: A brief history

    02/04/2019 12:01:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    KLS.COM ^ | 02/03/2019 | By Harmeet Kaur, CNN
    It's been nearly 200 years since white performers first started painting their faces black to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows across the United States. It was racist and offensive then, and still is today.The latest controversy to erupt over blackface is a photo in Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook. It depicts one person in blackface and another dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. After initially apologizing for appearing in the photo, the Democratic governor now says he is neither the person in blackface nor the person dressed as a Klansman.However Northam's case plays out,...
  • Official FSU Twitter account deletes post showing MLK doing 'Tomahawk Chop'

    01/22/2019 7:37:39 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    ABC News( ^ | 01/21/2019 | Jeff Tavss
    An official Twitter account of the Florida State University athletics department deleted a tweet Monday that showed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. performing the 'tomahawk chop.' The Tweet was posted from the Florida State Seminoles recruiting (@FSU_Recruiting) account just before 1 p.m. on MLK Day.
  • Letter to [Notre Dame] Campus Regarding Columbus Murals [from Jenkins]

    01/21/2019 6:50:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Office of the President of Notre Dame ^ | 1/20/19 | Fr. John Jenkins CSC
    January 20, 2019 Feast of Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy CrossDear Members of the Notre Dame Community, As we celebrate the feast of Fr. Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Walk the Walk Week at Notre Dame, I write to let you know of a recent decision. The murals by Luigi Gregori that adorn the ceremonial entrance to Notre Dame’s Main Building depict the life and exploration of Christopher Columbus. Painted in 1882-84, not long after a devastating fire and...
  • Old favorites, outdated attitudes: Can entertainment expire? (old movies "problematic" for today)

    12/28/2018 7:54:50 PM PST · by Drew68 · 107 replies
    AP News ^ | 12/28/2018
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn could deliver. He is storming out the door. She is throwing his golf clubs after him. The music is jaunty. He is charmingly irritated.</p>
  • The New Mister Rogers Movie Starring Tom Hanks Has an Official Title (Puke)

    12/28/2018 8:08:15 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 56 replies
    relevant magazine ^ | Dec. 28, 2018 | TYLER HUCKABEE
    Hearts around the world were warmed earlier this year when Sony Pictures released its first image of Tom Hanks suited up for his role as Fred Rogers in the upcoming movie about Rogers’ incredible life of gentle love for children. Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers is an equation hardwired to explode hearts around the world with delight, so this movie jumped to the top of a lot of people’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2019 lists. And now, it has a title. > Yep, the movie will be called It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. That makes a lot of...
  • Swedish State TV: Virgin Mary cloned herself, and Jesus was transgender

    12/27/2018 4:42:47 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    The birth of Jesus, which is celebrated on Christmas Day, occurred without his having a biological father. State owned SVT, however, has solved the mystery of the virgin birth. Jesus or Virgin Mary may have been transsexual, they reason. Was Jesus born as a girl? SVT asks and believes they have found support for that theory in science. SVT’s claim is not the Biblical account of the virgin birth, but that Mary became pregnant with Joseph or someone else. But the highly biased, left-wing channel has launched a more gender-modern theory: A phenomenon known as parthenogenesis. It occurs among algae,...
  • 'Holmes & Watson' Currently Sits at Rare Zero Percent Rotten Tomatoes Score

    12/27/2018 8:08:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 8:38 AM PST 12/26/2018 | by Mia Galuppo
    The John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell team-up was not screened in advance for critics, so subsequent reviews will likely be added that may affect the score. Holmes & Watson — the latest team-up from Step Brothers duo John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell — has earned a rare (albeit, likely unwelcome) feat. The movie currently sits at a zero percent on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, as of 8 a.m. PT with 12 reviews accounted for. (The movie was not screened in advance for critics, so subsequent reviews will likely be added that may affect the score.) Reilly and Ferrell...
  • On The Basis of Sex Movie (Barf alert)

    12/26/2018 8:50:54 AM PST · by Huskrrrr · 43 replies
    Entertainment ^ | December 26, 2018 | huskrrrr
    Before she was the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court and the “Notorious RBG,” Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a wife, mother, and frustrated lawyer who dreamed of leaving her mark on the world. On the Basis of Sex, a suitably inspiring biopic despite its narrative unevenness and occasional reliance on schmaltz, seeks to show audiences the origin story of a cultural icon. The story follows Ginsburg (a quietly ferocious Felicity Jones) from her days as a first-year student at Harvard Law School to her graduation at the top of her class at Columbia to her time as a...
  • Young Joe Kennedy should thank capitalism, not blame it

    12/04/2018 6:44:02 AM PST · by luke1825 · 7 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/4 | peter lucas
    If it wasn’t for capitalism, Joe Kennedy, the congressman, might be tending bar at J.J. Foley’s in the South End. Not that there is anything wrong with tending bar at the Boston establishment. It was and is a fine bar, one that I used to regularly frequent when I worked for the Boston Herald, which was then conveniently located around the corner. It was a clean, welllighted place. Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn of South Boston was a regular, along with fellow politicians, Boston cops, firefighters, working men and, of course, reporters.
  • Forever 21 Issues Apology For Hiring White Model To Sell ‘Black Panther’ Wakanda Sweater

    12/24/2018 8:16:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 19, 2018 | Daryl Nelson
    The clothing chain Forever 21 said they were sorry for hiring a white model to sell its new “Black Panther” sweater, which has the words “Wakanda Forever” on the front. Of course, the film “Black Panther” broke ground, not only in the box office, but for being the first Black superhero movie to get major studio backing. The predominantly Black cast was also a different look for a superhero film, so many believed the person who modeled the sweater should’ve been Black....
  • FILM: Academy Favorite 'Vice' Distorts History of Iraq War

    12/24/2018 8:14:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/24/2018 | Roger Simon
    I received my Academy screener of "Vice" -- Adam McKay's intermittently black comic biopic of Dick Cheney --- just a few days before its Christmas opening and watched it almost immediately, even though I knew I would hate it. I did. It had exactly the retrograde, conformist Hollywood politics I expected. What I didn't expect was that it would be an aesthetic jumble and quite boring. Nevertheless, "Vice" led the pack of Golden Globe nominations with six and is an early favorite for the Best Picture Oscar. So unfortunately, due to the biased state of our educational system, this could...
  • Kaywin Feldman Becomes the First Woman to Direct the National Gallery of Art (social justice in DC)

    12/19/2018 8:45:26 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    artnet ^ | December 11, 2018 | Eileen Kinsell
    Kaywin Feldman Becomes the First Woman to Direct the National Gallery of Art in Washington Feldman is the fifth director to lead the venerable 77-year old institution. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has named Kaywin Feldman as its new director. She will be the fifth director—and the first ever female director—of the venerable 77-year-old institution. Feldman, who has been director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) since 2008, will take up the new position in March 2019. The seasoned museum administrator takes the helm from longtime director Earl “Rusty” Powell III, who has led the National...
  • MSNBC Uses Obama-Era Video to Claim Trump Denies Water to Illegals

    12/19/2018 1:30:36 PM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 16, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Saturday's AM Joy, during a discussion on now disputed reports that a seven-year-old girl was suffering from dehydration when she died recently in Border Patrol custody, host Reid brought up the issue of Border agents disposing of water. Here's Reid: "One of the issues was dehydration. We're going to show you some video ... but there is video of Border Patrol agents dumping water on the ground -- water that was meant to be left for migrants. This is from a Tucson-based aid group." Speaking with Democratic Senators Mazie Hirono and Jeff Merkley, Reid posed: "What do you know...
  • Why Henry Potter Is the Undeniable Hero of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

    12/14/2018 7:46:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    RCM ^ | 12/14/2018 | By Daniel Savickas
    Christmas is right around the corner. During all the festivities and family gatherings, your grandmother, or some other relative, will inevitably try to cajole the whole family into an obligatory viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life. While the inspirational theme of one man being able to make a difference is touching, try not to take all of this film’s messages directly to heart, lest you desire reduced opportunity amid slower economic growth.The film follows its supposed protagonist, George Bailey, from his young days of saving his little brother from drowning in a lake and stopping his boss from accidentally poisoning...
  • No, Christmas is Not Pagan. Just Stop.

    12/07/2018 7:10:02 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 53 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | December 5, 2018 | Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
    Well, it’s time for a good Christmas rant. This requires a rant, because every year, we see the same ignorant silliness. (Sorry, but it’s just true.) Supposedly, Christmas is secretly pagan, secretly syncretist, secretly a co-opting of pagan stuff and ignorantly claiming it to be Christian. But the truth about these things is so available that it’s literally staring out at you even from Wikipedia. Well, if you are one of the people who says this stuff, I’ve got a lot of problems with you people. Let the airing of grievances begin. (And it’s not even Festivus yet!)
  • Cleveland Radio Station Will No Longer Play Classic Christmas Carol About Cold-Weather Sex

    12/05/2018 6:25:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 48 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 12.02.18 | Emily Alford
    The holidays are here, which means it’s time to debate whether or not the lyrics to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” are creepy or just crappy and annoying. According to CNN, Star 102, WDOK-FM, a Cleveland Christmas radio station has decided it won’t be playing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” this year. The 74-year-old song by “Guys and Dolls” writer Frank Loesser is also known on Urban Dictionary as the “Christmas Date Rape Song.”On the station’s website, radio host Glenn Anderson explained that the song is no longer appropriate for #MeToo era: “Now, I do realize that when the song was written...
  • “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”: Rape or Empowerment? A Christmas song has competing interpretations

    12/05/2018 6:18:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies
    the good men project ^ | 12.03.18 | Paul Hartzer 1 Comment
    It’s the Christmas season again, which means it’s time for the annual debate. Well, actually, it’s time for several annual debates: Is “Happy Holidays” a valid greeting, or is it the sign of a Liberal War on Christmas? Is Wham’s “Last Christmas” the GOAT of Christmas songs, or is it a cheesy artifact that should have been left in the 1980s with parachute pants and bleached bangs? Now that we survived the discomfort of avoiding political discussions with Uncle Frank at Thanksgiving dinner, do we really have to do it again at Christmas? What should Starbucks put on their cups?...
  • Millennial Men Ditching Traditional ‘Masculine’ Values, More Likely To Embrace ‘Emotional Strength’

    12/04/2018 4:48:35 AM PST · by maddog55 · 40 replies
    Studyfinds,org ^ | 12/01/2018 | Ben Renner
    VANCOUVER — As the famous Village People song declares, “Every man wants to be a macho macho man / To have the kind of body, always in demand.” But are “macho macho” mindsets becoming a thing of the past? A new study finds that male millennials are drifting away from stereotypical masculine values. The research, led by the University of British Columbia, showed that younger men tend to value selflessness, social engagement, and health over traditional male ideals like physical strength and autonomy. Of course, physique and independence were still prominent values for the 630 Canadian men aged 15 to...
  • ‘Murphy Brown’ Features Trump Supporters Beating Reporters

    12/01/2018 8:52:03 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/18 | Warner Todd Huston
    The CBS reboot of Murphy Brown featured a storyline where one of the show’s reporters is beaten and put in the hospital after attending a Donald Trump rally. In the episode, character Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto) is sent to a Trump rally to report live on the event. During the event the faux Trump singles out “fibbing Frank Fontana” and the crowd boos him, Entertainment Weekly reports. After the live shot, Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) and her crew find out that Frank was attacked and seriously injured at the rally by Trump fans.