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Wanna Join Us for Cultural Appreciation Day on May 12?

Wanna Join Us for Cultural Appreciation Day on May 12?

If a Chinese dress gets you worked into a tizzy, this probably isn’t your bag

Saturday, May 12 is the first official Cultural Appreciation Day here at Legal Insurrection.

If you’ve followed the news lately (and we assume that if you’re a regular reader, you do), you’ve been MADE aware that something as innocuous as a thrift store prom purchase triggers half the internet. The social justice warriors beam in from social justice utopia to be judgy, vile, and completely ignorant bullies over something they call “cultural appropriation.”

I’m so old, I remember when our elementary teachers taught us America was a great big ol’ melting pot made of people and cultures from the furthest reaches of the globe. Put together, the cultural cocktail made for something admirable and unique.

But anyway, on Saturday, May 12, we will celebrate our celebrations of other cultures. Look for pictures and stories from LI authors appreciating other cultures, a social justice sin these days.

Because we know the best way to enjoy and respect a culture is (in most cases) to partake of it.

And also this (I apologize in advance for the rap part):

We cordially invite you to join us.

“BUT HOW?! I’m not a blogger!!!!!”

I’m glad you asked!

To participate, please send the following:

  1. Pictures (of you and/or yours dressed in distinct cultural attire), videos, stories (short!), anything else you think might be relevant
  2. Name you wish to use for attribution (pseudonyms are just fine)
  3. Send to: newsletter -at –

Entries are subject to editing for readability and length, but we won’t bastardize your handiwork. Pinky promise.

By submitting photos, stories and so on, you give us permission to use them.

It’s been a while since we devoted a day to something special (past days being Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day and Empty Chair Day) so now seems as good a time as ever to celebrate how we celebrate cultures. Plus, it was Leslie’s brilliant idea and we all loved it.

Remember —> Saturday, May 12.

Can’t wait to hear from you! Questions? Email me here.

[Featured image, our very own Leslie Eastman]


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I’m lazy, so I want to do something easy. I’m gonna appropriate the leftist culture for the day!

All I have to do is close my mind, and call every white conservative I see a racist, bigot, homophobe, Islamophobe, misogynist, and of course, a fascist!

Easy peasy.

Wow. With tomorrow being Mexican culture appropriation day, the lefties will have back to back weekends of triggering. Heads will be ‘splodin.

    MajorWood in reply to Zachary. | May 4, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Apparently holidays that involve excessive drinking (St.Pats, Cinco, etc) are given a pass. I hope everyone here has read the”Stuff White People Like” book so that they understand the complete set of rules for tolerance. For example, non-whites are welcomed only in the neighborhood if they are opening a chic ethnic food restaurant.

    BTW, if you put an apple sticker over the DELL symbol on your laptop, it makes the Borg very very angry when they realize that they mistakenly assumed that you were one of THEM.

My synagogue is having a Cinco de Mayo dinner tonight. Does that count?

(Hey, who are you to tell us it’s not the 5th till midnight? Our culture says the date changes at sunset, so there. Put that in your pipe (appropriated from the Native Americans) and smoke it (but not on Shabbos)).

    jabster in reply to Milhouse. | May 4, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    I’ve never liked mayonnaise.

      Arminius in reply to jabster. | May 6, 2018 at 1:03 am

      Whaddaya mean?!?

      It broke my heart when Trini Lopez was killed off in the Dirty Dozen. How could you not like Mayonnaise?

      “Trini Lopez – The bramble Bush from The Dirty Dozen”

      Or, err, is this just another cultural appropriation trap? I don’t know where to go with this one. Mayonnaise = non-Iberian Europe. Trini Lopez = Iberian Europe. My head is about to explode with the SJW math involved.

      F*** it. OK, fine, deep down I really wanted the Nazis to kill Mayonnaise, whoever the f*** he was. I’ve been covering it up ever since The Dirty Dozen came out in 1967. Now I’m coming out. Are you happy now?

    tom_swift in reply to Milhouse. | May 4, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Cinico de Mayo? Is that a Sephardic thing?

    I hope you got some great pics for us, Milhouse! 😛

Remember 4 years ago when the European Space Agency landed its Philae probe on the back of comet after its 10 year journey through the void of space?

Great science! Great techology! Celebrate!

Oh, no. Screw scientific achievement. The left went full ape poop bully mode in outrage over a tattooed PhD in space plasma physics who dared to wear a loud shirt with scantily clad pin up girls during TV interview.

The outrage mob bullied him so hard, he broke down in tears during his subsequent apology. Pound of flesh extracted. Leftist dung heap expanded.

I’m going to culturally appropriate Western enlightment, scientific method, and rule of law in order to throat punch every leftist, at any time, every where I find them. (metaphorically speaking, of course).

That’s my culture.

    Kemberlee Kaye in reply to locomotivebreath1901. | May 4, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    That was the worst. That poor man was attacked for nothing.

      Agreed. That poor guy was simply a convenient target. The infantile leftist outrage over something so petty at that moment of monumental scientific achievement was a shocking contrast.

      It was a real wake up call about just how much the intersectional left is a malignant cancer on society.

      Arminius in reply to Kemberlee Kaye. | May 5, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      It wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last. I offer up this tale not to give myself credit, I deserve none, but to give credit to the women I served with.

      During one of our periodic GMT (General Military Training) sessions we got a briefing from a local JAG (Judge Advocate General, jargon for a military or naval lawyer) and some civilian bureaucrat from Naval Supply Center, San Diego.

      The details are unimportant. It was clear they were describing a case where the man did nothing wrong but they were h3ll-driven to convict somebody of something. As they were describing the situation, which they clearly hadn’t poll tested, they were so proud of themselves. Not noticing they were drawing audible gasps from their audience, women and men both. Along with under the breath comments along line of, “That poor man.”

      They were bragging about persecuting a man over nothing, simply because they could. Let that sink in for a moment. Everyone, man and woman, got the message. Hence the gasps of horror.

      So, after the lecture/harangue they opened things up to a QnA session expecting no resistance. Not having read Solzhenitsyn who explained that once you have stolen everything the man you wish to control is beyond your control.

      So I ask the JAG why she and Big Navy encourages false allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Stunned, she tried to return fire. Don’t you think sexual harassment and assault are something you should protect your Sailors from. I fired back, “LT, you’re the danger I need to protect my Sailors from.

      Thunderous applause. Practically a standing ovation. Naturally my CO (who is an otherwise decent man) put a stop to the QnA session and called a halt. But the deal is I never would have made it to retirement age without the support of women I served with. Who also saw through the b*llsh*it.

        Arminius in reply to Arminius. | May 5, 2018 at 7:35 pm

        I’m a conservative. Which in the American context means I am dedicated to conserve what we have won through the Revolution. All of it.

Pretty lady.

harleycowboy | May 4, 2018 at 11:33 am

So why wasn’t Trudeau called out for culture appropriation for that picture of him dressed up in Indian garb? As an “educated elite” he should have known better.

DouglasJBender | May 4, 2018 at 12:04 pm

I don’t need no stinkin’ culture. I’ve been uncultured my entire life, and I ain’t changin’ nuthin’.

pilgrim1949 | May 4, 2018 at 12:47 pm

Spend tomorrow watching old “Cisco Kid” vids.
Eat a taco washed down with some Dos Equis.

Spend time with my South American neighbors laughing at the crazy appropriation-obsessed Libs who are totally phlegm-and-spittle-flinging (among other things!) mad that people of diverse cultures can get together and celebrate not only what we have in common, but the distinctive differences we bring to our relationships that we can both embrace.

Join in on the Drive A Liberal Guano-Crazy effort. (Actually, it isn’t really much of a “drive” to get them to reach that state… actually it’s just a very short putt).

The appropriate response to those objecting to your clothing, hairstyle, shoes, tattoos, warpaint or accessories is GFY. Simple, versatile and unambiguous.

How many different culturally appropriated pieces of clothing can one person wear all at one time? Mega-appropriation overload!!!

TheChemist | May 4, 2018 at 3:33 pm

A recommendation for some theme music next Saturday for Culture Appreciation Day:
Brad Paisley’s “American Saturday Night”

This “cultural appropriation” thingy destroys the left’s own argument for “diversity.” Or am I the first one to notice?

    Arminius in reply to Arminius. | May 4, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Am I wrong? We need “diversity” as the left defines it to enrich our culture. But now we can’t make burritos unless we’re Mexican.

    When are we getting our airplanes and vaccines back for the “cultures” that “appropriated” them?

      Milhouse in reply to Arminius. | May 6, 2018 at 3:36 am

      We need “diversity” as the left defines it to enrich our culture.

      That’s your assumption, not their words. They would deny it, and say we need “diversity” because it’s inherently right. “Diversity”, of course, means non-white — a completely identical set of people, who are not white, is at maximum diversity — and it’s right because white is wrong. Paging Arthur Calwell.

        Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | May 7, 2018 at 10:30 pm

        No, that isn’t my assumption. Those were the words of the University of Michigan when it filed an amicus brief with the SCOTUS when its law school was sued over its affirmative action admissions policy.

        “That view accords with the overwhelming consensus of American universities, which have concluded that racial diversity benefits the exchange and development of ideas by increasing students’ variety of perspectives; promotes cross-racial understanding and dispels racial stereotypes; and helps prepare students to be leaders in a global marketplace and increasingly multicultural society…”

        Or, as I put it more concisely, we need “diversity” as the left defines it to enrich our culture.

        UofM was arguing exactly that; diversity as they define it enriches the campus and classroom culture. They, the morons in higher ed (an increasingly obvious oxymoron) have been arguing for years, decades, that diversity enriches our culture.

        It’s insane, because it clearly has the opposite effect from benefiting “…the exchange and development of ideas by increasing students’ variety of perspectives; promotes cross-racial understanding and dispels racial stereotypes…” It shuts down the exchange of ideas because everything offends the gender/race/queer grievance studies snowflakes. Want to see a video of the snowflakes shouting down a conservative on campus? I’ve got thousands of links. And it doesn’t dispel racial stereotypes. Because every “person of color” who goes to college who suspected all white people are racist leave college utterly convinced that all white people are racist.

        Because that’s what their professors teach them. You can now attend panel discussions on white supremacy, white power and privilege at Brown and other Universities.

        But reality won’t stop spineless, cowed college administrators from extolling all the intellectual and social benefits of diversity. While they shut down free speech so the mob they created won’t turn violent and let the real racists freely and publicly indulge in their race hatred.

          Milhouse in reply to Arminius. | May 11, 2018 at 7:07 pm

          That was the university administration, which is almost certainly not made up of SJW; it was several years ago, before the current definition of “diversity” was invented; and it’s what they told the Court to make it go away, not what they were actually thinking. At that time “diversity” wasn’t a big cause for the left; they were championing “affirmative action”, giving places to “minorities” because it was right and good. It was this case that put “diversity” on the map as an allegedly valid goal for universities to pursue, and then the SJW crowd came along and redefined “diversity” to mean “melanin count”.

What is this evil called “trade” by the evil capitalists. How dare the people of New Guinea culturally our airplanes after the Aussis culturally appropriated them in order to then PHYSICALLY appropriate the cargo.

As well as culturally.

“landing & unloading in Telefomin PNG.wmv”

And why can’t a white girl wear a Chinese dress? Hell, why can’t I wear a Chinese dress? Most people would identify me as a 55 y.o. white man, but if tomorrow I choose to identify as a 16 y.o. Chinese girl who is to gainsay me and deny my reality?

OMFG!!! It gets worse.

“Winair DHC-6 Twin Otter Landing (Cockpit View) in Saba. The Shortest Runway in the World”

Saba (airline code SAB) is in a Dutch Caribbean territory. So clearly the Dutch culturally and physically appropriated that island. But, shiver me timbers, now the islanders want to turn around and culturally and physically appropriate our s***.

Why I bet they even drive Japanese cars!

I am so triggered. Where’s my save space?

You may receive a photo from me next week. Be forewarned 😀

    Arminius in reply to Amy in FL. | May 6, 2018 at 1:24 am

    “Be forewarned?”

    That sounds an awful lot like Irish foreplay.

    “Brace yourself, Bridgette!”

    Are you sure you didn’t culturally appropriate that? Call me at the thought police head office in D.C. on Monday so I can arrange the perjury trap.

Culturally appropriating liberalism. Feel free to post it.

C. Lashown | May 4, 2018 at 8:26 pm

I guess everyone knows that tomorrow is a Mexican holiday: Cinco de Mayo. Another ’empty’ Mexican holiday where the Pedro’s whipped the buns of the French.

As they say at Gonzaga University, it’s time to party and enjoy the cultural appropriation.

Mexicans have chosen to celebrate their own cultural appropriation of their Indian heritage by wearing T-shirts with a large red/yellow target on the front and back. This in sympathy of all the native American tribes the Spanish enslaved or murdered in cold blood. Those Conquistador’s were not following in the footsteps of St. Francis – rather they behaved like sailors in a whore house, grabbing everything they could grab. Rape and pillage…a good time had by one-and-all!

Can anyone tell me where/who that picture is/from?

Looks just like someone I know but I figure this pic is way older.

Would really like to know.

    It’s LI’s very own Leslie Eastman! Doesn’t she look amazing?

      Arminius in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | May 5, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      Is this a trap? If I agree she looks amazing will I be sued as racist mysogynst bigoted misgendering scumbag?

      Arminius in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | May 5, 2018 at 10:28 pm

      I’m going to need a release form written by by the ungendered post-racial individual who may or may not identify as a member of the human species but does teach law at Cornell aka William Jacobson before I can offer an opinion on “She looks amazing.”

      Please deliver it to my multi/non/anti/post-sexual bathroom by next Friday. I’ll be holding diversity training sessions in there all week.