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Opening Arguments

Festivus, anyone?

The multicultural apologists for America's past are tolerable as long as they just shoot their mouths off once in a while, then slink away to wallow in the guilt they so crave. But sometimes they get out of hand:

Protesters descended Tuesday on Condit Elementary School in Claremont, tersely arguing over the construction-paper pilgrim and Native American costumes worn by kindergartners at a decades-old Thanksgiving tradition. Police were called to the school when tensions rose.

Officers also were monitoring Claremont Unified Supt. David Cash's home after he received hate mail and told police that he feared for his safety.

Despite a four-decades history, school officials had decided to eliminate the Native American and Pilgrim costumes after complaints from some parents that they were "demeaning and stereotypical." Not to be thwarted, the kids showed up in their own homemade costumes, and school officials didn't force them to remove them. That was too much for the protesters, who showed up with signs that said, "Don't Celebrate Genocide."

And so it begins for another year. Happy feel-good-but-don't celebrate-anything-specific holidays!


Bob G.
Fri, 11/28/2008 - 11:58am

Makes me wonder how LONG the line will be THIS year when they list those who refuse to utter or even display the words: Merry CHRISTMAS...!

So much for "embracing diversity", eh?


tim zank
Fri, 11/28/2008 - 12:11pm

BG...you know it has nothing to do with diversity, that's all a smokescreen. The goal is to sanitize our culture of any holiday ('cept maybe that new Baracky day off) celebrated.

Our country was wrong, is wrong, and will be forever wrong, period. It's painfully obvious that our 98% majority in support of our holidays, our government, and our very way of life are woefully misinformed, and we must relegate our feelings and behavior to the 2 % that know best.

I sure miss my country. Oh yeah, Happy Thursday with a big meal day.