Boners

Boner Fight for July 7th, 2020

Boner Candidate #1: THIS IS THE “SHEEP MENTALITY”THAT FOLLOWS THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT

A Bountiful High School alumna wants to start a conversation about the school’s mascot being changed from “Braves.” Mallory Rogers and her friend MyKala have been emailing local Davis School District board members, Bountiful High School administration and Bountiful City leaders. “I’m an alumnus of Bountiful High School and the mascot there is the Braves, so I saw that and it made me take a step back and take stock,” said Rogers as she reflected on her traditions as a student at BHS — where she says students wore face-paint and headdresses at most athletic events. “Ultimately, it’s not my place … to speak on behalf of native people, and I’m not trying to. I’m coming from a place where I’m a Bountiful High alumnus who is becoming uncomfortable with the racial implications and ramifications of having native American imagery as a mascot.” Aside from a handful of emails and a newly started change.org petition, the pair have been trying to get the conversation starting with the right people to make the decision. “I got a response from the superintendent, I got a response from the president of the school board, and I got a response from the assistant principal from Bountiful High School, and all of those responses are exactly what you would expect,” said Rogers.

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Boner Candidate #2: HEY TUCKER, WALK A MILE IN MY LEGS

On Tucker Carlson Tonight Monday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked Democratic senator out of Illinois, Tammy Duckworth, a possible pick for Joe Biden’s running mate and veteran who lost both legs in Iraq in 2004 when the helicopter she was piloting was struck by a rocket propelled grenade. Over the weekend, Duckworth said in an interview with CNN that “we should listen to the argument” from those who believe monuments to George Washington should be taken down because he owned slaves. So Carlson took some shots at Duckworth and, despite her years of service and the sacrifices she’s made for this country, he accused her of hating the United States. “You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once served in the military. Most people just ignore her. But when Duckworth does speak in public, you’re reminded what a deeply silly and unimpressive person she is,” Carlson said, adding, “It’s long been considered out of bounds to question a person’s patriotism. It’s a very strong charge and we try not ever to make it. But in the face of all of this, the conclusion can’t be avoided. These people actually hate America. There’s no longer a question about that.” Duckworth, a Purple Heart recipient who retired a lieutenant colonel in 2014 after 23 years of service, hit back at Carlson in a tweet.

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