Tuesday, October 07, 2014



Political correctness is apparently more important than educating children

At least that’s the message I take away from a Colorado Democrat’s plan to defund schools that have “unauthorized” mascots. Wielding the self-righteous tomahawk of political correctness, Democrat Joe Salazar has decided to leverage Colorado’s pawns kids as a bargaining chip in his effort to rid the world of “offensive” Native American mascots.

Under the Thornton legislator’s plan, schools will be required to seek permission from Native American tribes for their western-themed mascots, or go without any state funding. (On the bright side, I can now honestly say I’ve seen a Democrat propose a substantial cut to the state’s education spending.) Glossing over the fact that mascots are rarely chosen through malice (after all, no one is asking to use Salazar as a mascot), deciding to strip all K-12 funding because of a team name seems a little draconian.

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9 comments:

Stan B said...

Vee are from zee Guvernment, und vee are hier to help - so shut up and do az your told!

Anonymous said...

What about offending the Norse with "Vikings" or the greek with "Spartans". Maybe we should just only use animal names? But then PETA would probably protest for offending a panther.

Anonymous said...

There is something else that is missing here.....

The Colorado Constitution REQUIRES the state to fund public schools. (See Amendment IX).

What this clown is advocating is against the law.

If he wants to change the Colorado Constitution, he may propose that, but he cannot subvert the state Constitution with the legislation he is proposing.

Anonymous said...

Just more political posturing show how concerned they are about other people's feelings.

Anonymous said...

My high school was (and still is) the Canucks, a word deemed by many French-Canadians to be a slur. So where's the outrage? Oh, wait, I forgot. French-Canadians are White, and therefore not subject to the protection of the left.

Bird of Paradise said...

The demacratic donkey has got to be the worlds stupidist's political animal on the earth

stinky said...

The natives could undoubtedly license the mascots for a fee, then donate a portion of the funds to Rep. Thornton.

But that's crazy talk.

Anonymous said...

The reality of voting is that you get the idiots that you deserve. If you don't vote then you have no right to complain.

Go Away Bird said...

Open up a new hunting season on STUPID JACKASSES two a day and in November