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Getting rid of some mascot's

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Salty, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Salty

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    Yesterday, my opponent Peter Harckham introduced a NEW BILL that would defund schools that have "race-based mascots" like "Fighting Irish," "Spartans," "Warriors," "Scotties" or "Flying Dutchmen" [​IMG]
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    New York is facing a massive increase in violent crime, at least a $13 billion deficit, hundreds of thousands are still out of work, thousands of small businesses have been decimated by the lockdowns, parents, teachers and students still don’t know if they’re going back to school, and this is what my opponent is focused on? Defunding schools if he doesn’t like their mascot? Is he serious?

    School mascots are a local decision. They don’t need a grandstanding politician in Albany threatening to cut even more state funding if they don’t bend to his will and whims. Local school districts are already facing devastating cuts to school aid and have received little to no guidance on how they should safely reopen in the fall. Our state senator should be focused on that -- not mascots.
     
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    “Warriors”????????????

    “Spartans”???????????? What? Did King Leonidas lodge a complaint?
     
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    Canada's national animal is the beaver. Canada has historically been a fierce military presence on the world stage. We do not need violent mascots.

    Beavers, chipmunks, gophers, muskrats... All good names.
     
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    Apparently, the leading name for the Washington Redskins change is Warriors.
     
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    In Onondaga County - FM -s the Hornets, and B'ville are the Bee's!
     
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    This sort of thing happened in the early 20th century as well.

    What can I say? What goes around comes around.
     
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