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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:18 AM

Angry over diversity in children's show, NRA TV depicts 'Thomas & Friends' in KKK hoods

Source: MSN/USA Today

Using a jarring image to blast increased diversity on a children's TV show, a National Rifle Association online show depicted characters from "Thomas & Friends" in white, Ku Klux Klan-style hoods on burning train tracks.

Host of NRA TV's "Relentless," Dana Loesch went after the classic children's character Thomas The Tank Engine after its maker, Mattel, joined forces with the United Nations in efforts to increase gender diversity and representation on the program and include new characters from around the globe.

Loesch, a conservative spokeswomen for the gun rights group, specifically called out one new character Nia, a steam engine from Kenya.

"That's where it gets really strange to me," Loesch says on Friday's episode. "Am I to understand this entire time that Thomas and his trains were white? Because they all have gray faces. How do you bring ethnic diversity? I mean they had to paint what I guess they thought was some sort of African pattern on the side of Nia's engine."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/angry-over-diversity-in-childrens-show-nra-tv-depicts-thomas-and-friends-in-kkk-hoods/ar-BBNg8zg?ocid=spartandhp



It is no wonder the NRA is getting funding from Russia to funnel money to Republicans.

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TomCADem Friday OP
efhmc Friday #1
LandOfHopeAndDreams Friday #2
GoneOffShore Friday #10
TeamPooka Friday #3
Algernon Moncrieff Friday #7
Midnight Writer Friday #9
GoneOffShore Friday #11
Marcuse Friday #14
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Haggis for Breakfast Friday #4
TlalocW Friday #5
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truthisfreedom Friday #8
beachbum bob Friday #12
Nitram Friday #13
Iggo Friday #15
leftyladyfrommo Friday #17
Javaman Friday #19
yurbud Friday #20
whopis01 Friday #21
demigoddess Friday #23

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:26 AM

1. I really did not believe this was true.

Then I read the article. These people are mean and screwy.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:32 AM

2. I Hate Them So Much

Whenever I read shit like this, my blood boils.

I want to use another word, but instead I will call Loesch a PIECE OF SHIT.

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Response to LandOfHopeAndDreams (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:50 AM

10. She's a feckless piece of shit.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:36 AM

3. The NRA seems to be focused on racism, not guns.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:18 AM

7. White racism sells guns

Whites are living in an age of terror of non-whites - be they African Americans, Muslim immigrants, or Hispanic Americans.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:46 AM

9. Exactly. Average black gun owner has one gun. Average white gun owner has eight.

Look at the explosion of gun sales on the election of Barrack Obama. Even after Obama actually eased gun restrictions, fear of a Black America fuels gun sales.

Anecdote: Went to a cook out at a coworker's house six miles out of a college town. Worked with this guy thirty plus years, no problem. Liked him. He was manning the grill while wearing a gun in a holster. I asked him what was up with the gun. He pointed towards the college town and said "There are about three thousand *******'s living right up that road, that's what's up". I busted out laughing and he said " You won't be laughing when six of those big bucks drag you into an alley and fuck you in the ass!" I laughed again and then realized. This guy wasn't kidding around. He was all puffed up and red faced. He really thought he and his family and all white people were in serious danger.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:51 AM

11. And that's the point at which I would have left.

And never looked back.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:28 AM

14. Not the usual redneck rape fantasy.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:16 PM

22. Oddly specific, isn't it?

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:48 AM

16. Exactly right

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:21 AM

18. This argument is called "reductio ad absurdum"

Where a point is fallaciously argued to illogical extremes. Example: opponents of gay marriage saying "what's next, I'm allowed to marry my dog?"

In this case, opponents are redefining diversity as "not drawing a line" instead of its actual goal, which is adjusting the lines to include reasonable situations.

Their tactic is to provide a false slippery-slope argument: "My god, you're putting macaroni noodles in the soup? What's next? Thumbtacks? Rocks? Condoms?" To which the answer is "No, of course not, that would be absurd," but they've falsely defined what you're trying to do as something absurd which can score points to people who don't understand logical fallacy.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:04 AM

4. Well, they've finally showed their true colors

Is anyone really surprised ? The NRA has always been a white man's club. They have always supported a white man's right to guns, but have you ever seen them endorse a Black man's right to bear arms ? No, because they never have.

I have always believed that if we wanted substantial gun control in this country, then every Black, Brown and Red man should go out and legally purchase a firearm and get the required permits. The outcry from the right wing would be the height of hypocrisy. That Second Amendment would disappear over night.

The NRA is all for the Second Amendment . . . . if you're white.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:08 AM

5. I had fun on her Twitter account

I know she probably doesn't read her comments, but there was a shot of her outside a cheesy souvenir place in Missouri, and I told her something like, "I hope there are no non-white representations of anthropomorphic toys in the store to trigger you, snowflake."

It's immature but cathartic.

TlalocW

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:17 AM

6. nra is a russian traitorous group.

btw thomas and friends was written by a british priest for his son who also later as an adult wrote thomas and friends stories. owned by Mattel, i hope they sue these sorry sops.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:40 AM

8. The National Ruble Association

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 06:59 AM

12. the good thing about trump and today's GOP, their racism is not longer hidden.....

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 08:48 AM

13. Sick fucks.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:28 AM

15. They're just some special people, ain't they.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:20 AM

17. Have we heard from the Evangelicals on this one yet?

Have they worked out how to give the NRA a pass on this one?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 11:21 AM

19. In other news: the writers of the onion are throwing their hands up. nt

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:57 PM

20. so...they want to show their kids the Klan version?

That seems to be the point.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:06 PM

21. The NRA - defenders of the 2nd amendment and racial purity in kids tv shows. n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 06:50 PM

23. I don't understand these people. I grew up with my dad in the military. Lots of

black guys around and every one was a nice guy. Grew up going to school with black and hispanic kids and we used to consider hispanic people as white people with interesting backgrounds, not a separate race. Don't understand these idiots today. All people are the same human beings, just different amount of melanin in the skin. Different origins, maybe different languages. But we are all the same human beings. sometimes I want to scream it.

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