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Saturday Night Card Game (A Friend Told Me He Chugged 40s In High School)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 5:37pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Think Progress  is reeling from being punked by the Navy Seal Anchor Baby hoax.  But Think Progress needs to earn its keep, so it soldiers on.

Think Progress continues its the never-ending quest to find someone (preferably a Fox...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Progressives Devouring Their Own Tail)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 6:44pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

I previously wrote about accusations by Princeton Professor Cornel West that Obama was racist. Against blacks.

Now West lays into Obama again.  It speaks for itself, and is causing all sorts of liberal angst:

Joan Walsh, who...

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Saturday Night Card Game (You Cannot Deny Me My Minority Status)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 6:15pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

You owe me.

No really, you do.  I had not realized how much you owed me until I saw this call for solidarity among minorities.

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Saturday Night Card Game (Think Progress Punked by Fake Navy SEAL “Anchor Baby” Story)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 6:57pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Think Progress, via its Wonk Room blog, thought it had the story of the year. 

Not just the killing of Osama bin Laden by...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Mitt Romney Gives Race Card Players The Rope With Which To Hang Him)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 5:30pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

And on the 75th episode of the Saturday Night Card Game, we again ponder how we have reached the point where words or expressions...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Fareed Zakaria plays the “John Smith card”)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 5:46pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

This is a follow up to two prior posts on the attempt by the mainstream media and left-blogosphere to frame the issue of Obama’s constitutional qualification to be President as rooted in racism.  Obama is being challenged,...

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Saturday Night Card Game (They Will Not Let The “Birther” Issue Drop Against That White Republican President)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 5:59pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Two weeks ago I explored the accusation by Leonard Pitts, Jr. that the only reason Barack Obama’s birth certificate was being raised as an issue was because of inherent racism, “Your race card narrative does not fit,...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Dem Base Fractures Into Twitter War And Charges Of Racism Against Professional Left)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 5:51pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

I warn you, this is hard to follow.  I’m not even sure I have the sequence down.  But as with many fights in which accusations of racism are thrown around loosely, I’m not sure the...

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Saturday Night Card Game (“Your race card narrative does not fit, so you must acquit”)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 6:29pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Donald Trump has pushed the issue of Barack Obama’s birthplace and citizenship back onto the front pages.

I’m not going to revisit the merits of the issue, but I will note the continuing tendency to...

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Saturday Night Card Game (Denying D.C. Statehood is Racist and Homophobic)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 6:00pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

The District of Columbia has a special status that does not provide it with full voting representation in Congress, due to its unique history

Until recently, D.C. did have a vote on something called...

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Saturday Night Card Game (“I didn’t call you racist, I just pointed out you’re white”)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 5:38pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Aaron Worthing of Patterico’s Pontifications and Matthew Yglesias of Think Progress had a bit of a spitting match this week over this Yglesias’ post titled Stuff White People Like: Republicans (emphasis mine):

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Saturday Night Card Game (Obama Bitterly Clings to Bitter Clinger Stereotypes)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 7:00pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

If you have followed this series, you have seen the absurd depths to which liberal pundits and political operatives will go to inject race into non-racial situations, and to explain almost all opposition to Obama as implicitly...

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Saturday Night Card Game (“Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep, Have You Any Wool?”)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 5:30pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

And now we go deeper into the linguistic gymnastics which are required to avoid being called a racist. 

Having covered Black Friday, Black Hole, Providence Plantations, Rejigger, Gobbledygook, and ”No Asians,” among other words and phrases, we will now move on to rhyme.

The subject tonight is the 200+ year old English nursery rhyme, Baa Baa Black Sheep:

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

The rhyme has nothing to do with human races.  The 1744 reference to “black sheep” actually appears to be a reference to black sheep.  The claim that the rhyme contains a reference to slavery is disputed by someone who has studied the subject.
 

But that is not good enough for some school administrators in Australia, who are so politically correct that they are teaching school children to sing “Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep“:

“BLACK sheep are on the endangered species list as some children in north Queensland learn to sing Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep.

The English nursery rhyme may have survived for 200-plus years but political correctness could finally put it out to pasture.

Some schools in Britain have banned the song for being racist, but Pelicans Innisfail Child Care allows children to sing about black sheep or rainbow sheep.

Director Pam McLaughlin said some teachers sang the changed lyrics, and some children already knew the changes….

Ms McLaughlin said she thought changing the lyrics was a bit confusing for children. “You can get a black sheep but you can’t get a rainbow sheep.”"

Apparently the controversy is not new.  There have been repeated attempts  in Britain to stop having school children recite the rhyme. 
 
There are Facebook pages for both  Baa Black Sheep and Rainbow Sheep devoted to debating the topic, in case you want your voice heard on the subject (but not until you join my Facebook page!).

Just don’t drink any black coffee while commenting, or you will be in big trouble.

And be sure to put a rainbow cat bumper sticker on your car so that you are not mistaken for one of those racist Tea Party supporters (via reader PapaTodd):

You have to be proactive on these matters, because gossip spreads like, well, you know.

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Saturday Night Card Game (Uh-Oh, We’ve Run Out Of Letters To Substitute For Bad Words)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 6:23pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Paul Daniels is a famous British

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