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Linde’s Bill Fronheiser wins at Golden Valve Awards

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LeBron James’ Prince Halloween Costume and Lip-Synching Gets Approval From the Singer

first_imgNot only did the party look to be a blast, but none other than Price himself seemed to dig James doing his best to look and dress up like him.The singer himself posted two videos of LeBron doing Prince songs ‘I would Die for You’ and ‘Purple Rain’ at the party. Lost in all the hoopla about Browns trade rumors and what not, the Cavs had themselves one heck of a Halloween party on Saturday, complete with King James doing one of the best impressions of Prince anyone has ever seen.If you missed it or didn’t see it, here’s a few shots from LeBron James‘ instagram account of him dressed up as the singer, who has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Finally here’s a group shot of a number of Cavs players dressed in their costumes on Saturday night. Related TopicsCavsLebron JamesPrincecenter_img Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Seamus O’Riain Cup ¼ Finals

first_imgThrow-in is at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.Silvermines and JK Brackens meet in Toomevara at 1pm tomorrow. Kilcommon is the venue for the tie of the round in the Seamus O’Riain hurling quarter finals tomorrow afternoon.Templederry Kenyons will take on the up and coming Holycross Ballycahill with both outfits among the favourites for this year’s title.O’Riain Cup medalist last year with his native Toomevara and former Tipp coach Ken Dunne says this could be the game of the weekend. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

CultureCow: A statue of racism is a statue worth tearing down

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (42) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +43 Vote up Vote down UrDreamin · 6 weeks ago You’ve been hopelessly brainwashed, Devin. Report Reply 3 replies · active 6 weeks ago -30 Vote up Vote down Redkitty · 6 weeks ago Thank you for bringing this to me in another form, it was a great article. Report Reply 0 replies · active 6 weeks ago +34 Vote up Vote down Educated · 6 weeks ago Moron. Yes, that is a capital M. I grieve for you, young man. Report Reply 0 replies · active 6 weeks ago +27 Vote up Vote down young alumni · 6 weeks ago So your one of the snowflakes I take it. These statues been here for years and no one complained even when the great community leader Obama was trying to be a POTUS. And yes racism is a part of this nation and sadly always will be. These are no longer protest about racism but a terror threat. Bring in the military and get these thugs out of the way. And then replace the statues one by one. Report Reply 3 replies · active 6 weeks ago +38 Vote up Vote down Cindy · 6 weeks ago You can not erase history, but we can learn from it there is not 1 person today that was a slave owner or anybody today that was a slave. We can not change what our fore fathers have done but we can learn from it and move on. Destroying these statues doesn’t make it go away every body has a right to their own beliefs Report Reply 0 replies · active 6 weeks ago +45 Vote up Vote down No one special · 6 weeks ago This coming from someone who is literally the definition of “white privileged “. I guess it’s good you live in America Devin, where everyone can spout their overly educated, small minded view point. Report Reply 0 replies · active 6 weeks ago -35 Vote up Vote down Robert Loblaw · 6 weeks ago While I disagree with your generalization about ALL of the Founding Fathers being idiots and slave owners (you should read about John Adams), this was still one of your best articles. Thank you! Report Reply 0 replies · active 6 weeks ago +49 Vote up Vote down Just a thought · 6 weeks ago This is where you lost me, “dumber family members”. See anyone who disagrees or sees things differently is labeled “dumb”. That is what is fundamentally wrong with the world today. There is no room for a different point of view. That narrow scope of what you consider knowledge blinds you to the possibility that someone may see things differently until you have a genuine heart to heart conversation that includes mutual respect. Until that approach is changed, it only serves to ignite further conflict. Report Reply 0 replies · active 6 weeks ago -34 Vote up Vote down Person · 6 weeks ago Thank you for another thoughtful article, Devin! Pay no mind to haters!! Report Reply 1 reply · active 6 weeks ago +35 Vote up Vote down Fact Check · 6 weeks ago Apparently you need to do some more research on Hitler as several of the concentration Camps can be toured today. Sachsenhausen, Dachau, are just two. Even though there may not be a statue of Hitler there I am sure his name is uttered daily. Regardless of opinion it is still history and tearing it down doesn’t erase it from the books. Report Reply 0 replies · active 6 weeks ago 123Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. As protests continue around the world against racism and, in particular, police brutality there has been a new avenue of rebellion: tearing down statues. The first wave to come down focused on notable idiot explorer, slave driver, genocider, and man who never set foot on United States soil nor figured out he wasn’t actually in India: Christopher Columbus. American’s obsession with a man who never claimed to discover anything then was posthumously awarded the “honor” of having discovered a land where people were already living for thousands of years never sat right with me, but I’m glad we’re finally doing something about it.  As nice as it is that his monuments are coming down (or being beheaded as in some cases), the largest faction of toppling statues concerns the biggest losers in American history: confederate soldiers.The Confederate States of America was never a country in its own right and only lasted five years, which is shorter than the TV series Glee was on the air, which tells you anything about the success of their rebellion.  For a cause as deplorable as wanting to keep enslaving people, why are there so many monuments to famous losers?  Is it to honor history?  No.  Are they targets that everyone tries to hit with apples every day?  No.  They were always about intimidating Black people whenever there was a modicum of humanity from the government oppressing them. Below is a chart from the Southern Poverty Law Center tracking when statues or other iconography honoring the Confederacy started going up, and strangely, the biggest spikes happen during the Jim Crowe era and in the 1960s when the Civil Rights movement was in full swing.  Even Robert E. Lee, the king loser in their band of traitors, stated on several occasions that these types of monuments should never be erected because they would “keep open the sores of the Civil War.”  Statues like the ones being torn to the ground around the nation were never meant to honor our “history.” They were always meant to intimidate and remind Black Americans that there is a sect of the populace who hates them.Click to enlarge.We’ve all seen the posts on Facebook or heard the arguments from dumber family members that “tearing down these statues is erasing history” and that is so laughably wrong you almost feel bad for pointing it out.  Germany doesn’t have statues reminding their citizens about the Nazis and that time they had a cult defined by their racism, but still seem to remember the 40’s easily.Even in Russia, they fought a civil war to overthrow the monarchy which is an institution on the much higher moral ground than the Confederacy’s, yet they don’t name their elementary schools after Nicholas II.  The idea that we would somehow forget the cause of the only American civil war and the losing side of it is ludicrous and these statues don’t remind anyone of that history except the oppressed parties who walk by it and realize they still live in a country that wants them to remember.The escalation of that argument leads to another thing you’ve no doubt heard; “if you tear down these statues, you’ll have to go after the Founding Fathers next.”  And to that I say: “OK.” And to that I say: okay.  The founding fathers were a collection of slave owners who didn’t want to pay their taxes and I guarantee that you and I are smarter than every one of them.  The idea that these white dudes built the perfect country and should be venerated for doing so is not only untrue, it’s disingenuous to act like it.  Every country that fought for independence before the 20th Century did so under a series of flawed people that accomplished something great. But they don’t need to be treated as gods.We don’t need to burn down the Washington Monument, but we can easily turn it into a monument to the executive branch or the concept of the separation of powers, which was something actually nice the founding fathers gave us.  History and the people who study it will always have a level of nuance that a big bronze statue can’t provide.  But in the short term going after the founding fathers is a far cry from targeting confederate soldiers, which is the very least we can do.What makes tearing down these tributes to racism so important (other than we should’ve done it decades ago) is that it’s a clear symbol of the U.S. finally moving in the right direction.  Putting up a statue is a marker in history that can never be erased, but pulling one to the ground is an even stronger symbol.  The country is finally fed up with these testaments to our racist past (and largely racist present) and, as a populace, are deciding to do something the government refuses to do, which is what democracy truly means.The people are making the decision now to take active measures to move forward and a strong symbol of that is by tearing down the testaments to their oppression.  And if people are really concerned about somehow losing that bit of history, U.S. history books are packed with people deserving of their own statue that never gets one.  We can replace these statues with Women’s rights leaders, prominent scientists and inventors, Civil Rights advocates, and so much more.  If you really think these statues you never realized were even in your neighborhood actually make people remember the past, how about reminding them of some of the good people our history has to offer instead.Meme of the weekI, unfortunately, can’t look at every meme that dominates the internet every week, so if you see a meme and think it should be the meme of the week please send it to: [email protected] you disagree with my analysis, have a grievance or any other complaint please visit hereFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more