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Disney stop poisoning our children

OCCUPIED COLO. SPRINGS- Brianna saw the Adbusters flag with the corporate stars and stripes and was shocked to see the Disney logo in the multinational firmament. Do I have to hate Disney she asked?

The Wondrous Tale of Brer Lamborn, Brer FOX & Obama the Tar Baby. Uncle Remus and Racism in Colorado Springs.

COLORADO SPRINGS- If US Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) remembered one thing from the Uncle Remus stories, it was not to touch that Tar Baby! You know, the one Brer Rabbit mistook for a cute black infant who would not tip his hat to his better. Or was that a Porch-Monkey? Colorado's 5th District is unclear about the distinction if the local media and Fox News are to be believed. Either term refers to a poor person whose sticky problems become your "quagmire" if you ignore your natural prejudice to their skin color and you let them touch you. Can a representative of bigots be bothered to know if a racial slur is offensive? According to Lamborn, he can't. More important, the congressman reiterates --as he professes his apology to people taking umbrage at racism he hadn't intended to express-- is: NOT TO TOUCH THAT OBAMA!   To be clear, Doug Lamborn hasn't apologized to his constituents, he's only claimed to have sent President Obama a letter, assuring all that Obama, the black untouchable, will have the grace to forgive him as "a man of character".   And so this Uncle Remus tale simply goes on... The story so far Lamborn calls black US president a Tar-Baby, public outrage ensues, Gazette newspaper lends support to Lamborn's excuse that Tar-Baby wasn't used in racist sense. Protests held by NAACP, community groups and local progressives, all which Lamborn refuses to meet. Lamborn office erects sign NO PROTESTS. ACT II: Lamborn office calls for his supporters to rally, presumably under the "no protest" sign. His office issues a press release: AP, Fox News, national and statewide outlets report before the fact that LAMBORN SUPPORTERS RALLY. Huffpo and Springs activists scramble to get images of said protest sanctioned despite "no protest" sign, find none. Local TV station KOAA which had depicted rally with a photo, hours before it was alleged to happen, omitted to mention photo was from file, conveniently unfocused and likely of a past year election event. With every shenanigan, the theme resounds: the Colorado Springs establishment supports what Doug Lamborn said about Obama being a Tar Baby. Racism in Colorado Springs No one is in denial about the unsavory support behind Doug Lamborn. So does Colorado Springs support his bigotry? Does the Tea Party shit in Acacia Park? You should see those clan gatherings, you can't find a parking space for blocks, then it's a sea of hate-filled white faces, with Doug Lamborn right there up front. The comment section of every local media blog overflows with indignation that "Tar-Baby" is being construed to be racist. Commentators assert their preference for Freedom of Speech over Political Correctness. BTW, Colorado Springs is as segregated as Chicago, with black neighborhoods, churches and schools. Many lives never cross the path of another of different ethnicity, so we're blameless actually when we conclude there's no racism here. Except toward Hispanics, grouped conveniently with illegal immigrants, who don't count, by definition, according to our favorite definition: legality. Same as used to apply to slaves. The

Boo-McHaa-McHoo, Kids NOT being McBranded

McDonalds is upset. Their Corporate "News" McPartners are upset. San Francisco voters ratified a law requiring that toys only be placed in McHappy McMeals that don't exceed the recommended daily allowance of calories. Which, the vast majority of their food not only exceeds but doubles the recommended daily caloric, fat, sugars, and salt intake. Essentially the "Happy Meal" is a branding gimmick, sure, get the Stupid People to actually PAY for extra advertising. Mattel and Hasbro, makers of Violence Toys which promote militaristic stereotypes for boys and misogynistic stereotypes for girls, pay to have their "toys" advertising the full size and more expensive toys inserted into the kids' meals. Not just teaching the kids that overeating on the one hand and toys that promote sedentary activities instead of the running, walking, action-packed ACTIVE activities that human children are naturally suited to doing during play time. The McNews corporate whores here in town said the KIDS would be unhappy because of that, but really, did anybody force the PARENTS to not reward their kids with toys for eating a REAL meal with REAL food instead of the Fat-Food garbage? I mean, really, does the Fat Food Industry really really really need to bribe the kids to eat their Deep Fried Grease? Do the parents need to bribe their kids to poison themselves? Does a supposedly impartial journalist like News 11 (Colorado Springs local) anchors did, have to be so blatantly partial and commercial in their promotion of Death to American kids? Parents, if you want to reward your kids for bad behavior, like dietary habits that are nothing short of Suicidal, you should really be ashamed. But I get this sickening feeling that the guilty parties aren't ashamed. I know that some will actually pop off with Religious condemnations of San Francisco doing such a bad ol' meanie thing as telling a Major Corporation not to poison their kids, mentally and physically, by selling them garbage and rewarding them for eating with.. more garbage. Some of the toys also market the mind-destroying Disney Paradigm to kids. Sit and watch, kids, let the Nice TV tell you what you must think say and do. The Nice TV tells you not to bother doing anything, just sit and watch... watch and sit... until your parental units drive you to the Nice "restaurant" to buy more food in one meal than you need in a whole day, and to buy more advertising for Mr Nice TV to tell you to sit and watch, watch and sit, with a pause every now and then for eating Garbage. Soylent Green is People.

And I thought it couldn’t possibly get worse.

I thought for a long time that some of Shakespeares classic works, those of which are so tragic in scope that it's worse than dating a Goth on downers, couldn't possibly be given the Disney Treatment. Then, they popped off with "Gnomeo and Juliet". If there's any small mercy to be had there, it's that somebody sobered up enough to refrain from making it "Julielf". But then, they've given the Disney Treatment to such wonderful objects of literature as Grimms' Fairy Tales and anything by Hans Christian Andersen. "The Little Mermaid" they even made a sequel to it. HOW? In the book, Ariel's prince charming got killed in a war and she couldn't go around anywhere on land because (like all good fairy-tale spells) her enchantment that changed her fins to feet didn't go far enough, and it hurt to walk. So she sits on a rock in Copenhagen harbor looking out to the sea to which she can never return, and the land that causes her excruciating pain, then she dies the end. And that's one of the nicer ones. What next, Hamlet starring Porky Pig? Oh, wait, that's Warner Brothers. Imperial culture degenerating before our eyes.

Cadet Kelly Disney afterschool Fascism

Great. America has a children's classic to make girls project a role for themselves in the new war culture. Leave it to Disney to refashion Private Benjamin into Clueless for military recruiters. As goes Israel, so goes Fascism.

Does Florida celebrate the 4th of July?

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA- I'm looking forward to observing how Floridians celebrate the Fourth of July. During our nation's War of Independence, La Florida fought on the side of the Brits. The territories were traded from Spain to comprise the king's 14th and 15th colonies, and they declared nothing in 1776, except to quarter British Forces. Later of course Florida seceded with the South to keep from having to share slave labor profits with the Union. I would not begrudge bygones if Florida in present times didn't remain so famously conservative. The sunburned state is full of retirees hoarding their riches, Disney fascists, and former Batista Cubans who long to see the mob and feudal sugar cane plantations restored to Cuba. Which descendant of any of these presumes to wave the Stars and Stripes tomorrow in the name of what America says it's about?

Role models defined loosely

Call me a prude, but I don't think a children's studio should renew the contract of a young actress who has adult photographs circulating on the web. Particularly if she's meant to be a youth role model and especially if the wholesome character Vanessa Hudgens portrays is younger than her real-life age. Imagine if paparazzi caught Urkel or Gary Coleman drinking at a bar for example.   Likewise do you wonder if a pregnant Jamie Lynn Spears should retain her tweenager role at Nickelodeon's Chastity High? How are young viewers to reconcile Zoey of abstinence 101 with the tabloids which will describe Zoey the young mother? Is it the unspoken result of a mindless sitcom episode they might have missed?   But I also find it unseemly for Disney Channel actresses to be mascara'd like Bratz Dolls. It's the painted lady look. Where is the Disney piper leading our children? To the sex service industry?

All the news fit to be shown to Americans

What explains the decision to have a different cover story in this week’s domestic issue of Newsweek? Losing Afghanistan everywhere else, Annie Liebowitz: My Life In Pictures here.

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