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Boner Candidates July 11, 2016

Boner Candidate #1: YES THURL, WE ARE THAT IGNORANT

The City of American Fork is speaking out after a parade participant carried a Confederate Flag in the Annual Steel Day Celebration Parade on Saturday.¬†Former Jazz Player Thurl Bailey tweeted a video of the confederate flag headed down Main Street during the parade.¬†“The last few days have been interesting,” wrote a spokesperson from the city in a statement, noting vandalism made to American Fork’s Veteran’s Memorial, which honors those who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11.¬†“Today…we saw a troubling display of hate in the form of a Confederate flag,” the statement read.¬†According to American Fork, the display was not an approved parade entry.¬†“We understand there are many opinions about these topics. However, because many individuals see the words and flag as symbols of hate and intolerance, we cannot sit quietly,” stated American Fork officials. “These kind of gestures incite anger, not peace; confusion, not understanding.”

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Boner Candidate #2: HAVE I GONE TOO FAR

Conservative news host Tomi Lahren is once again in the national spotlight for her controversial statements.¬†This time, the commentator on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze compared the Black Lives Matter with the Ku Klux Klan. ¬†‘Meet the new KKK, they call themselves ‘Black Lives Matter’ but make no mistake their goals are far from equality,’ she wrote Friday in a tweet that has since been deleted.¬†Media critic David Zurawik fired back, getting into argument with Lahren when the 23-year-old commentator argued on CNN that people with extremist statements should be allowed to defend themselves on air.¬†‘As I’ve asked to do on many of the platforms that have said I went to far,’ Lahren said on the network’s Reliable Sources.¬†‘You did,’ Zurawik replied. ‘You did go too far, Tomi. You did.’¬†She shot back: ‘That is your opinion.’

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Boner Candidate #3: MAYBE I CHOSE THE WRONG WORDS.

This story has been revised to include additional comment from Lt. Gov. Dan¬†Patrick saying he might have chosen the wrong words and additional comment from Gov. Greg Abbott.¬†Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called protesters who ran away from the hail of bullets that rained down on Downtown Dallas on Thursday night “hypocrites” during an interview Friday on Fox News.¬†“All those protesters last night, they turned around and ran the other way expecting the men and women in blue to protect them. What hypocrites!” an audibly emotional Patrick said.¬†As Gov. Greg Abbott issued on open letter calling on Texans to calmly unite and come together, Patrick took¬†a more combative tone. He blamed Black Lives Matter protesters for the violence against police and said people “with big mouths are creating situations like we saw last night.”¬†“We have to have their back,” Patrick said of police. “And I’m sick and tired of those who are protesting our police and putting their lives in danger.”

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