School battle: Mascot team name ‘Stallions’ too sexist

 EBL brings us this story:

New Sport Team Mascot Battle: The name ‘Stallions’ is too sexist…

 Daily Gator, Weasel Zippers and Breitbart noted this story: apparently the name Stallions is too sexist for a sport team mascot name…in Kentucky.  Last time I checked they had a lot of stallions in Kentucky.
A school district in Kentucky has canceled the school’s “Stallions” mascot after a petition from the community argued that the mascot was “inappropriate and sexist.”

Caulk declared that the students of Frederick Douglass High School will have the opportunity to choose their mascot from a slate of horse-themed options:

“Moving forward, we will keep the Keeneland green and orange colors and horse image in the school logo to pay homage to Lexington’s rich history in the horse industry, but we will allow the incoming students of Frederick Douglass High School to choose their mascot,” Superintendent Caulk said in a statement late Tuesday. “We’ve already received suggestions of Thoroughbreds or Racers as possible alternatives to Stallions and we will solicit additional ideas from our students before they choose a horse-themed mascot grounded in the land’s equestrian heritage.”

While the decision reeks of sexism, the word stallion itself is not sexist at all. Rather, I think they mean the name Stallions is too male.

Then there is always the cow.

 
Hannah Simpson, of Southland, New Zealand, rides a 7-year-old dairy cow most days. It started when her parents said she wasn’t allowed to have a horse, the then-11-year-old got creative. Now she and Lilac race across fields and master jumps, as documented on Simpson’s Instagram page. Simpson, who works at a dairy farm, says she’s tried to ride other cows but has only had one other that could jump. While Simpson admits she was a particularly adventurous kid when she started, she wouldn’t necessarily advise other people to try riding cows.

Obama: ‘I Spend Most of My Time Watching ESPN in the Morning’

After taking the vapors from yesterday’s fiasco, I committed myself to never post the spoken word of this master of deceit. This one? Like a bad headache from too much of the night before, it is the first honest statement from this man which I really can believe. Receiving the Daily Briefing must be a real pain in the butt. Enjoy.

Via the Free Beacon, alternate headline: “Semi-retired president now fully retired.” Makes me wonder if he isn’t secretly bummed that House Democrats didn’t finish off his presidency last night on the cromnibus vote. Had he gone down in flames there, he really could have spent the next two years watching ESPN all day.During the interview, the president admitted that he spends the bulk of his morning television time tuning in to ESPN rather than the news.H/T: Hot Air

“I spend most of my time watching ESPN in the morning,” Obama said. “I get so much politics, I don’t, you know, want to be inundated with a bunch of chatter about politics during the day.”

The admission is consistent with a speech the president gave this past summer during which he admitted that he does not watch the news.

“Sometimes when you’re watching the news — which I generally don’t do because I — whatever they’re reporting on I usually know about,” Obama remarked during a DNC event in Seattle, Washington. “But it can get depressing, right?”
Read more at Red Alert Politics

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Jason Whitlock: “The NRA Is The New KKK” -Video

Of course we would expect the media to come out and make a full frontal assault on our guns now wouldn’t we, after Sunday’s sports extravaganza. It turns out Mr. Whitlock would just as well do away with football. Never mind that looking at the root of America’s violence in our cities might bring one to the uncomfortable facts of poor schools, the breakdown of the family structure as pivotal problems, but hey, you already know the drill so why should I repeat myself. This interview does give us a glimpse into the strategy for the next assault on the second amendment. Racism of course, that is the meme of the day.

Here we go: First the facts from over at Hot Air

Let’s first get the facts straight about firearms and handguns in the U.S. Estimates vary widely on the number of households with firearms, but Gallup’s survey in 2005 put it at 42 percent. With roughly 150 million households in the U.S., that means that a gun is present in roughly 63 million households. Yet the number of murders committed by firearm in 2011, according to FBI statistics, was 8,583. That represents 0.0136 percent of all firearm-owning households. Murders by handgun came to 6,220, which makes that percentage 0.0099 percent. If guns caused murders, we’d be seeing a lot more murders. More than 99 percent of Americans seem to be capable of owning guns without committing murder, which demolishes the blame-the-gun argument

On CNN contributor Roland Martin’s podcast posted to his website Monday, Jason Whitlock, the columnist who inspired Bob Costas’ commentary on gun control during halftime of Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game on NBC, revealed his peculiar take on the National Rifle Association (NRA).

“Sports gets so much attention, and people tune out the real world, that I try to take advantage of the opportunity to talk about the real world when sports lends itself to that and try to open people’s eyes,” Whitlock said.

“You know, I did not go as far as I’d like to go because my thoughts on the NRA and America’s gun culture — I believe the NRA is the new KKK. And that the arming of so many black youths, uh, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don’t have our best interests [at heart].”

Whitlock disagreed with the idea that gun ownership “enhances” liberty, explaining how — in his view — it damages society.

“I think it’s obvious if you’ve traveled abroad, and traveled to countries where they have  legitimate gun laws, that we don’t have to have what we have in America.. truer words were never spoken.

If you don’t want to hear the whole tripe against guns and football, move the video to around 2:00 for the NRA rant.

An End to the Dreaded Stadium Beer Line

You have to ask yourself, could the Chinese create or devise one of these things? Yes, nothing like the capitalist system. A need is perceived, solution created. USA does it again.

These two videos show the amazing “Bottom’s Up Draft Beer Dispensing System,” which “pours” a draft beer nine times faster than traditional methods and dramatically reduces spillage. It’s made by a Washington start-up company named GrinOn Industries, whose president Josh Singer saw it a way to end the dreaded stadium beer line, according to The Post game. The first video is silent, and is an overhead shot.

“The key is the use of a cup that features a hole at the bottom and small, circular magnet that rests over it. When placed on the system, the magnet is lifted up by the pressure-driven beer. The cup fills up until the weight of the liquid pushes the magnet back down over the hole. The cup can then be lifted off and the beer consumed as normal. A single stand has been able to deliver 56 draft beers in one minute, an unofficial world record (see video below).”

Click on “Watch on You Tube in the Vid”

Carpe Diem

“Fighting Sioux” nickname for College is no more

So what is next? The Fighting Irish no more? How about my School’s- “We are the Bulldogs- the mighty mighty Bulldogs”–might make our rival “Cardinals” feel insecure.” When will this stop?

A state Supreme Court ruling and a Board of Higher Education decision have retired for good the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname after a four-year legal battle.

Supporters believe the logo shows pride and tradition. But the NCAA considers the nickname “hostile and offensive” and said UND cannot host postseason events without approval from the state’s two Sioux tribes. Under the settlement, the board and UND agreed to begin retiring the nickname if they couldn’t obtain permission from the Spirit Lake and Standing Rock Sioux tribes by Nov. 30.

Spirit Lake tribal members have voted to support the nickname, but the Standing Rock tribal council has resisted calls for it to change its bylaws to allow a vote on the issue. http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2010/04/court_board_dec.php

Obama Readies Executive Orders on Fishing,Energy

“The challenges we had to address in 2009 ensured that the center of action would be in Congress,” said Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director. “In 2010, executive actions will also play a key role in advancing the agenda.”

Every angler needs to be aware because if it’s not happening in your backyard today or tomorrow, it will be eventually.

“The government wants control of all water — that also means that they want control over all of our land including the private property rights of people from the Rocky Mountain west, the western caucus and the entire United States,” he said.  https://bunkerville.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/private-property-clean-water-restoration-act-raises-fears-of-land-grab/

Get Ready for Executive Orders– they will be mind numbing.

Perhaps not so coincidentally, the New York Times reported on Feb. 12 that “President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities.” https://bunkerville.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/obama-making-plans-to-use-executive-power-the-dictatorship-begins/

As more evidence of collusion, the green groups began clamoring for an Executive Order to implement the task force’s recommendations even before the public comment period ended in February. Fishing advocates had no idea that this was coming.

“In spite of what we hear daily in the press about the President’s concern for jobs and the economy and contrary to what he stated in the June order creating this process, we have seen no evidence from NOAA or the task force that recreational fishing and related jobs are receiving any priority.”

Consequently, unless anglers speak up and convince their Congressional representatives to stop this bureaucratic freight train, it appears that the task force will issue a final report for “marine spatial planning” by late March, with President Barack Obama then issuing an Executive Order to implement its recommendations — whatever they may be.

http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/saltwater/news/story?id=4975762

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/03/09/espn-obama-may-ban-recreational-fishing-or-something/

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