Boner of the Day

Boner Fight for July 30th, 2019

Boner Candidate #1: THE BROWNING OF AMERICA.

A Republican state senator from Arizona apologized Friday for her remarks on research relating to the “browning” of America and for saying that “we’re going to look like South American countries very quickly.” Sen. Sylvia Allen faced backlash after the Phoenix New Times published an audio recording of her speech during an event commemorating “Mormon Political Pioneers” at the Arizona Republican Party headquarters in Phoenix on July 15. The comments come as migrants are arriving at the southern border in large numbers to seek asylum and amid a national debate on immigration and racism. President Donald Trump recently tweeted about a group of minority Democratic congresswomen, saying they should “go back” to where they came from. They are United States citizens, and three of the four were born in the country. During her 25-minute speech, Allen, who did not immediately respond to requests for comment, spoke about her family’s deep roots in the country, her passion for liberty, as well as her commitment to religious freedom. She also voiced concern about the large number of immigrants “just flooding us and flooding us and flooding us and overwhelming us.” In her apology, Allen defended her “browning” comments, attributing them to research by James Johnson, a professor at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, and later posted a link on her Facebook page to a slide show of his research.     Read More

Boner Candidate #2: STELLA AND THE SHOW GOAT.

The Turnbulls have had to figure out a lot of things when it comes to caring for their daughter, Stella. The 12-year-old was born with the children’s version of ALS and she was only given a month to live. So, when she told her parents she wanted to show goats, it was just one more challenge to overcome. The solution was a platform next to her motorized wheelchair for the goat to put its front legs on. While Stella can’t groom or feed her goat, Lou, she had to train her to use the platform and walk with her. Stella has had early success, winning her first competition at the Southern Iowa Fair. Her parents say they were just happy she was there. “To see her out there on her own doing something she loves to do is priceless. She speaks with her eyes, and when she came out of there her eyes were bright and she was very proud, and it just makes us proud as parents,” said Travis, her father. But not everyone was as supportive. After Stella’s win, her parents received an anonymous letter suggesting Stella didn’t do enough work to show a goat, and that her parents should be “ashamed.” But it was one particular line that upset the family the most. “It said, ‘you need to quit trying to make your daughter normal,’ and what is normal? To us you need to just go out and do your best. If nothing else, it just motivates me even more to make sure she can do everything that everyone else can do.”     Read More


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