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BIGOTRY IN REVERSE

By Harvey Tobkes

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The brouhaha in the Southern States over statues is much in the news and the media seems to side with those that want the offensive icons removed.

I think it is subjective, that is to say, we are selective on which of our old enemies to accept and which to hate. Who would ever imagine that Japanese Americans would someday become respected people in many fields including baseball heroes, even members of Congress. Since the end of World War II, many Germans came to our country and thrived. Some were virulent Nazis, but many Americans were willing to forgive and forget. So, why are we in an uproar over Confederate heroes like Robert E. Lee , a West Pointer, graduated second in his class; Robert E. Lee who was a respected General of the Confederate army? How in the world does the media equate someone who wants to retain a statue as a neo-fascist. The media allege that for the extreme right wing the statues represent an icon or silent symbol of bigotry. To me, tearing down statues is bigotry in reverse.

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FOR BIRD LOVERS- BELLY DANCER WITH WINGS

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DANCE SCENES FROM OLD MOVIES

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ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, NEVER A BRIDE

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The phrase entered the common parlance not through a musical tune, but through print advertisements run by Listerine brand mouthwash beginning in 1925 that were titled “Often a bridesmaid but never a bride” and featured a sad-faced yet fetching young woman.

The text touting the use of Listerine to combat bad breath began “Edna’s case was a really pathetic one. Like every woman, her primary ambition was to marry. Most of the girls of her set were married — or about to be. Yet no one possessed more grace or charm or loveliness than she. And as her birthdays crept towards that tragic thirty-mark, marriage seemed farther from her life than ever. She was often a bridesmaid but never a bride.”

Source: Snopes.com

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JEOPARDY HOST EMBARRASED BY ANSWERS

Alex Trebek

Last night the final question on Jeopardy asked by host Alex Trebek was, “Where do women have the curliest hair?”

Two of the finalists had inappropriate answers; only one of the finalists got it right. And the correct answer was….

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*******THE FIJI ISLANDS*****
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JUDGE JUDY TELLS IT LIKE IT IS!

Whenever I deny something my wife Anita accuses me of, or even if she thinks what I am saying is bulls–t, she borrows a famous quote from TV’s Judge Judy and says…

Harv! Do you see the word stupid written across my forehead?

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BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP WITH DRUM SOLO

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TWO GUITARS

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HOW THE MEDIA REPORTS YOUR NEWS

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A Harley biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, D,C., when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage.

Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.
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Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, ‘Sir, that was the most gallant and brave thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.’

The Harley rider replies, ‘Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.’

The reporter says, ‘Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page. So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?’

The biker replies, ‘I’m a U.S. Marine and a Republican.’

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:

U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH.

That pretty much sums up the media’s approach to the news these days.

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