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Penguin Claus and white Santa

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This is the rust castles show powered and charge my batteries specialists who -- and I'm just get left out a ton of these text messages. The council to be sure some of the -- -- too many. Santa Claus is now white black Kenyan and maybe America and I heard you really couldn't bring located. To 16100 Pennsylvania Avenue and his favorite color is red it. He doesn't like cold is new -- his visit the producers take their presence and redistribute -- squatters. Get priority one security now -- because Sandra -- Is coming to your town. -- how many times and you've been told that children are not racist if a small child as a chamber afraid. Because Santa is white guess what they've been taught -- To be racist by their parents. Plus the reason I Asia Harris 5810 when it is because she's an ardent Obama supporter. He's half black and white to. Obama clause. -- I received Christ as my savior for years ago I'm starting to dislikes and it and the bunny rabbit a lot. They both take away from the true meaning MI wrong. No I just listen this is just strictly a matter of personal opinion I know what my house. We always talked about Santa Claus we always kept it in perspective my children know the Christmas. Is the celebration of the birth to Jesus so senate didn't take away from that at all. I'm Russ instead of penguin cause yeah London's zebra -- potency -- clause. -- change senate to a school watch. I don't know what that is is not always believed let's just watch -- also escort didn't -- -- -- -- a school watched. Becomes a different colors he's already been everywhere won't need a slave to abuse reindeer. -- saint Christopher clause. CL AUSC. Was Greek. Greek people or white. -- The new senate can be assess watch -- a watcher call us. The black gay white it did need a red suit what do you think. Rush my uncle -- do. Used to think he was a -- when until his psychiatrist. Convince them he was a teapot. Well Bozo is the perfect Santa Claus. Half black cast wide benevolent -- like dumbo -- like Rudolph. And rear end like gave Madagascar -- penguin. Only drawback is that instead of gifts. On his own he steals from someone to give them to someone he chooses. -- -- every group obviously now needs their own Santa. To be -- to the tune of Santa Claus is coming to town. You better watch out you better not cry you better not pout I'm telling you why transgender -- -- mean to -- there. He. Might be in the boys room we might be in the girls he might borrow your mother's clothes any might just where some pearls. So open your mind hunter high heels as soon -- lace lined. This is for real transgender Claus is coming to -- I I I don't know. I -- seriously. We've talked about the shootings in Colorado. We talked about the attempted jihadist attack in Wichita. We talked about the shootings at the New Jersey mall last night we've updated you on obamacare. Stealing money out of People's Bank accounts before it's time to make the payment. We even talked to this new report about 9/11 and the saudis. So I guess. We made our way now. Back to Santa Claus and why it's a problem for some. This Santa -- is white but -- If none of those topics. Do it for you. Then please let us know what really does do it for you. That's why we have the -- advantage talk like numbers -- 2329673. Spartanburg punch 74. 9673. Think of this you think of this way -- to free two W or -- Spartanburg 574 W or do whatever you wanna talk about is fine. And the W or. The most popular way. -- people you know you have to communicate with us. -- let me just back up a minute because. I really. But they hadn't planned on covering this story but now I mean it's just taken off it's taken a life of its own. You remember. It was last week week before. There was an article that I shared with you. And it dominated our conversation for a couple hours. A columnist. Wrote a piece from in the Milwaukee journal sentinel why is -- always white and apparently. This started all of this. Well now. A young African American by -- terrorists. I guess is taken up the whole thing is Ed piece that slate dot com Slate Magazine. Entitled Santa Claus should not be a white man and evil. And so since it's generated some interest that we shared a part of the article which. And here's where she's coming from iShares. When I was a kid I knew two different Santa Claus it's the first had a fat belly rosy cheeks along white beard. And skin is being as bubbled up. He was omnipresent. Visiting my preschool and local mall visible and all my favorite Christmas specials. Then. There was the senate in my family's household. In the form of ornaments cards and holiday figurines. And near carbon copy of the first one big belly rosy cheeks long white beard. But his skin. Was his dark as much. Seeing two different centers. Was bewildering. So eventually I asked my father what chatter really looked like was he brown like us. Or was he really a white guy. Harris writes my father replied that Santa was every color. Whatever how's he visited. Jolly old saint Nicholas magically turned into the likeness of the family that live there. In hindsight I see this explanation. As the great Hollywood specs -- it really is. Just picture of the past their prime actors who could chair the role Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy Jackie Chan. But at this time I wasn't buying it. She writes I remember feeling slightly ashamed that -- blacks had -- was at the quote quote real thing. Because when your kid and your inundated with the imagery of appeals seasonal visitor. And you noticed that even some black families decorate their houses with white -- -- You're likely to accept the consensus view despite your parents noble intentions. Okay. You know I've never heard this line -- thinking. She says two decades later America is less and less wiped. But a militant deficient sailor remains the default in commercials. -- casting calls in movies. Isn't it time that our image of -- better serve all the children he delights each Christmas. We just stop it. Is there any. Within the sound of my voice I don't care what your skin color is. Is there anybody within the sound of my voice. Who's ever had these same thoughts. Because for the life of this the first time I've ever heard of this. And that makes me a little bit suspicious why is this coming down. Why wasn't this an issue why it was of this written about before Obama ever got elected them reelect. Why why does why does it matter. But apparently do I -- Harris she's explained why so I'm I'm just curious if anybody really feels that way or. Anyway then she says it's time to change -- And what she proposed that she later said is a joke she thinks Santa Claus should BA penguins. Why you ask for one thing making Santa Claus and animal. Rather than an old white male could spare millions of non white kids the insecurity and shame. She writes that I remember from childhood -- What are you celebrate the holiday or not. She says -- is one of the first iconic figures forced it upon. It exists as an incredibly powerful image in the imaginations of children across the country and be thought. That this -- -- jolly man can only be seen as -- consequently. That -- sailor of any other -- is merely a joke or a chance to try job racist stereotypes. Helps perpetuate the whole white as default notion endemic. Two American culture. What is the white as default notion that is endemic to American culture. I don't quite understand maybe somebody can explain to its. Plus people love penguins. There -- blogs dedicated entirely to their cuteness they're box office gold. Most importantly they're never scary. Most kids love Santa because he brings them presents but humans -- can be terrifying or at least unsettled. And when they when Santa. The Christmas folklore can remain unchanged being -- -- win. Said it can still resided a snowy homeland though for scientific accuracy we need to move him for the north folds of the south. He can still rock a -- quite beard and red suit if he chooses since penguins can't fly. Rudolph and his fellow reindeer will remain a crucial element to getting the job done on Christmas -- you may even. You may have even spotted a ten when she writes here and there are already among the holiday hooks. Books rather a little kids have a harder time believing instead of the penguin AKA -- when Glaus. Then in the fight wave a white guy he's replacing I don't think so. There's kids are used to that. So. There's the argument. I guess the question then would be do you believe that we need to change Santa. You know there's there's a big. Movement and how to -- chair for. Everything about traditional America. In my question to ms. Harris or anybody else is. Really. This does this really matter to you that march. So anyway to us talk a little bit about it I mean here we are the week before Christmas just talked to Carla in Spartanburg. Hi Carla. Is this stemming. Is this or argument. Striker Cordelia I mean. Little little Bud Black kids growing up and CNN San you know one skin color and then -- at her home you know said it was a different color army does this matter to you. Well I have a first are -- never shall bring it can't and the way you did not -- -- But I would want to say we have a multi racial family and when they -- children in Milan. What they call them our. Not that I'm afraid we -- my personal media my husband. Didn't visit and cabinet are they shouldn't think he's saying right what -- come up and then that I don't care what color he or. That's been my experience to the last time we talked about this somebody said. All year you -- you would know you know what was the article said you wouldn't put a picture a white duke -- we wouldn't put a picture of their kid with a black -- You know I left home I wouldn't. It didn't matter I mean you're anxious for mr. at all -- and then not born and I worked in many different life. Chime in and how the firm. And you did a really big occasion when a network to provide care and I got more gratification from daycare because I've learned. They chill out and don't narrow that kind of hole and that kind of discrimination look at each other -- -- I love each other. We pay people teach BMK and makes -- Maybe stern pressed to Chang got. -- think there's a lot of truth to that Carla I really do I think this day and age. Kids have to be taught. That skin color matters. And why would you teach a little child. That the color of their skin matters. They don't -- a different question another way if you they want change for them has been around for -- just another way of orange control someone and that PG. In my life I have never. Even heard anything remotely like this all of a sudden. That Santa. Just because he's portrayed as a white guy that this is a racial issue I've never ever heard this before. But what doctor -- children well what -- Santa. We're working one extension of black and once I mean I don't know. I know exactly -- -- just the latest thing I mean that there -- people writing about this is this the next thing you know for awhile there. It was a act and the Washington Redskins recalled the Redskins anymore. It's it's like -- every different. Every -- -- to -- something different and many times it has something to do with race or ethnicity. Thank you -- Are sort of Robby in Taylor's side. Aerosmith Christians say don't -- confide. You know what Russia at this same argument we get -- these rates that slept at about -- While it is portrayed as being your -- -- spent this year it's just. A racist mentality of leftist people. But the fact of the matter is Jesus wasn't a white man I mean look where Jesus was from here I mean why would it why does it matter so much to them. When this other article came out why sent always white my my answer was why would it matter. Bright light as a matter and that's it's it's the dispute caught saying it to do -- for some crazy theory in this world. So I didn't make -- and then cause what would you tell it like -- why why why do while we're at the -- -- -- better. -- -- -- -- Well exactly mom why it why did senate change white is -- I have to change and then what does that conversation sound like try to explain it to a little kid. I mean what are what are you go well. Senator what we found out that Santa was secretly. A clay and guy. -- you mean out of that conversation go every. What at what Alicia has come up with something like well -- it was old and he died. And we had to replace and something so we replaced him with the what was the name of the penguins from happy feet act as I just for a what's that movie 101000 tons of my granddaughter. I just forgot. What was that I can't permit but yet that's what we had to do we had to find a replacement for -- so happy feet stepped it. At. This table are just -- there lunatics. Why does this matter all right thank you -- one more here -- in Greenville hygiene. Yes rest just have to -- -- what I called the product. -- -- you a university just -- called black studies of black American studies it's it's social marxism and unfortunately it perpetuates. Racism among young black people to be doing something more productive. But you know -- are supposed to not a matter would not discuss. The historical actor who you emerge until the modern -- Well Santa Claus. You start known as the -- and Turkey and you -- from an -- came this mythological. A character who look -- -- -- -- beneficent and an all his deeds here and the Germans and the British and everybody else had a hand -- -- Now but I want to ask mr. Harris is -- the author of the -- I should parents should look how much is relevant to the black children in Africa today or stalkers who have Valeri who suffered from anything at all sorts apparel quotas so -- -- -- it is an -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- very very relevant to -- to their to their concerns. And I think you ought to read directly or are twisted. Martin -- -- is relevant to her she said because of her childhood I understand aren't thank you -- I'm just asking if anybody black or white. But especially those who were black it -- would this ever an issue when you were growing up. I mean seriously. We aligned for an Eagles advantage talk line numbers Greenville 232. 9673. Spartanburg 5749673. You can text me W or do you text line 71307. It's 1122 now. This is everywhere AP story Albuquerque, New Mexico so high school teacher and this is plunged after a parent says this change your dared to tell his blacks on the incentive clauses white. All of a sudden this year it's is -- record. Everywhere and everywhere. That story coming up let's talk through a window in greens Ohio window and there -- about Philadelphia. Philadelphia yet. I would these and explorers. And the moderate or is pagan. I'm not horrible awful retention. By. You know I like. Quote of the first century it was he went spot what is very immediate effort here. What does her record -- there I can't I can't stomach that that's not that goes as the scriptures. How does that that go against the scriptures. Well going depression there's nothing there's nothing about samba in the scriptures no what four. That five. No -- 000 I get your eye catcher. There we live and -- what people will believe a lot. Now we've got a stomach on but I'm I'm not I'm not as a black man about -- from a Qantas. Okay. And I don't think I've ever heard a black men say that the full well I happen to be a black man. I don't know what we ask you something okay when you were growing up. Dissenters that you did see. The did you did you ever go talk to sanity your parents take you to -- the deceased and a I -- but they're minimal OK so was what what. Color with -- Macquarie. Did that bother you know -- if they're caught and you know because Croatia Harris is arguing that it created some confusion for her. Well a lot of people have been -- bed black theology. You think that's what's behind Korea. But that's what coroner Greg turner. I don't you have problems with modern day Santa but -- that we just says get this. But does it bother you that Santa is portrayed. As white in this country. -- Because. That's what I thought that's what I hear from him. Most people but but apparently bothered me I should Harris so much of slate dot com that she had to write an article about okay. I thank you -- 1130 it's news time back right after this. This is their Russ castle show coward and charge my batteries specialists are right Ingles advantage talk line numbers. Rebuild your 329673. Spartanburg 5749673. WORD. Sex line number. 71307. Anything you wanna talk about is find -- matter what I am talking about. Gave you are interested in something different feel free to share Willis. RA so. For some reason. -- this year. The color of Santa skin. Is a big deal to those on the left. You know I shared that piece I forget who wrote it in the Milwaukee journal sentinel widest senate have to be quite. And then now. Megyn Kelly got involved in this on farms in a big discussion about this. And part of that discussion was by what was about a piece written by IE Shia terrorists. An African American woman and writer at slate dot com I'm looking at right now Santa Claus should not be a white man anymore. It's time to give saint nick is long overdue make over. And she shares a story Gordon a black she would see white centers in the juicy blacks and it's and it caused her some kind of pain I guess. And so she is suggesting now that we do away with Santa as a old fat white guy. And convert to -- -- -- She wants to replace Santo when -- pink. So you got that and then. This story from over the weekend Albuquerque, New Mexico AP story Russell Contreras is the reporter. A New Mexico high school teacher has been disciplined after a parent says the man told his blacks on that Santa Claus is white. This in high school I guess officials at the school in Rio Rancho. Which is about fifteen miles north of Albuquerque. Officials said Saturday that the teacher recently was discipline to. For his comments to the students. But they declined to say how he was disciplined. They move came after a student at Cleveland high school students were told that they could come to class dressed as Santa. And L or even a reindeer. Michael Rocha aide told to take QB KO BTV. That is ninth grade son Christopher. Arrived wearing a Santa hat and -- And at the teacher asked the boy quote don't you know senate causes white wire you wearing that. It quote teacher's name wasn't released. Michael Rose share said -- the teacher's comments. Enraged him. Quote. There's no room for that the classroom. Whether this teacher felt Christopher may have been wearing this out of context there's no room for and there's just no room for -- The incident happened the same week that Fox News channel's Megyn Kelly said on the air that both Santa Claus and Jesus were white. Her comments group national attention prompted a slew of heated comments on blogs and social media sites a spokesman or spokeswoman. For real Rancho public schools told the Associated Press that the Cleveland high school teacher knows he made a stupid mistake. And has since apologized. The. Dan says he still has concerns. About the teacher if he has that attitude. How is it affecting students studies grating habits trending toward Caucasian kids. The teacher by the way still works there. But he's been written that the boy has been removed from his class at the family's. Request. Did I just think costs is just silly. -- I don't think the teacher was racist he just used bad judgment and apology. Is warranted but that's all. Ross saint nick was the original -- what color receipt he knew was a giving man. Stick -- this caller why are we still lying to children saying. That they -- they see -- real people have replaced the board with a fake character. Should be more considered that a woman who wrote that should be more concerned that children are being lied to instead of skin -- -- -- is portrayed white in the entire world. -- what is going to happen. When the left wants a gay Santa. -- and only matters. Because these folks are racist against the collar white. -- I've been devastated my whole life because I'm wiped. It wasn't allowed to portray the hole in a school play. -- All -- effort the Hulk the incredible Hulk was green. Released. But. It -- television schori was when it rushed those racist teachers. Shouldn't let me play the role as a white incredible hold wannabe to change my skin color to green. Seriously can a fictional character beat any race. Are mostly be universal Superman better watch his back. Well I don't I thought this -- west from this came up. Chris why is Fat Albert. Black. That's a college and -- and he was he was played by Bill Cosby Cosby based him I think gonna childhood friend I think. Russia's far from it we spent hours by causing Mike. -- as far as the senate debate goes if it's not broken don't fix it is just the case of the left trying to rewrite history saint Nicholas was not a penguin. -- Obama's half white and half -- but portrayed as a black man how racist is that. -- plain and simple get rid of the fat white man lie altogether we as parents should. Should just so so how -- -- as written we as parents should just so lying to our precious children all together. It doesn't matter if he's black white brown pink purple -- green who cares he's not real to begin with. Are we talked to Tommy in Spartanburg hi. First just the question for your -- sure. Okay I thought it acquired the cost. -- unspoken quota close and then I say well I'm not the first person probably afraid of that let -- -- -- up. And the urban dictionary has very defined quite because -- hole. I didn't know what you what does -- say. If so disturbing black man -- or so across. A sort of blacks and of course at the -- -- you -- impressive. Oh yeah that's what this says people look at in the urban dictionary that's -- sense yes. OK so I'm offended by this whole proposal -- I -- I configured in your -- start. Thank you very much hey here's a suggestion brusque Merry Christmas. What we just put -- in a red burqa and that will keep us guessing then after Christmas the left can pick on Uncle Sam. An Obama can be the new generics and a he has all things to all people. David on a cell phone and I -- I -- records mr. gadget. -- that's the way of the liberal is to find out what you know what you believe them and changing. I'll do this with Christmas -- through this whatsoever -- Easter running. Thanksgiving list last year almost certainly noticed. -- truly not about sanctions about foreign invasion of the Indian point -- should know remain bright bright bright exciting or just stay -- go and after the -- America. Obama did promise that he was gonna transform America. Edit all of our energy is now the knowledge. President Obama has not commented on this yet. Well you know and I wonder why not. He should they -- vote. We don't know if not but I mean he won and he wasn't above the trade -- thing or this marriage thing I mean -- I mean viewed Obama -- usually involved her he wants to comment on anything racial. What you. Fill up. I'm sure it between now and into the -- I'm sure liked. GQ magazine will run an article quoting. Are below the president's call so. Yeah if Obama had a Santa -- he would look like -- and and they can draw the picture -- -- -- to. Look like Bill Ayers you know could. Unlike can be there because he's white a bit anyway thank you David appreciate that 1143 now. I saw. We should. Bring him. On Chris Ross what about -- the white snowman I thought we had to change that you do dirty the mud -- -- must -- roster ever noticed his liberal adults who make themselves advocates for children's issues even when children don't have an issue. Children don't have an issue was Santa being gold and -- No matter what form he takes some of delight in him some will be scared by him. That's true. -- even if Santa is gay does that mean that jingle bells will be the only Christmas Carol we can now -- Speaking of Christmas carols folks it's not just sentenced not just traditionalists. The leftists attacking now. They're attacking. Christmas music. I've found an article this morning Brian times this is from art in in that. If you or one of the same members of American society you hate Christmas music. The only thing good about dashing through the snow is it means. Getting closer to being inside where the pervasive cold of that beautiful scourge of nature can't find you. -- the holes why. What did they do to deserve that up on the house stop only if you're retrieving a wayward football. Twelve days of Christmas Christmas is one day. If you. If you ever did -- won three French ends they better be Beijing covered in honey goodies. Grandma didn't get run over by a reindeer. She hit it with her battle ship with the do you week because dear stupid and don't have the common decency to get out of the road. And if a child ever tells you he saw dancing snowman make sure he hasn't been hitting the eggnog -- Most Christmas music is inherently awful. Because the songs are happy and don't reflect what a real Christmas is like. And all the classic Christmas songs were recorded fifty years ago by people who have long since guy. It might not be so bad if it were is capable. But after Halloween you can go ten steps without hearing roasting -- the chest that's. Jack Frost nipping and Nat King Cole wishing you Merry Christmas can't it wait until at least after the Heisman Trophy is presented. Mister -- then they bestselling song ever recorded is white Christmas by Bing Crosby. It's a melancholy tune about a guy who wishes it would -- one day of the year presumably. He has had a good sense to know that two days of snow will make you want to win -- yourself on both ten and bought. It has a near identical to own a blue Christmas which is one of the most depressing songs ever written unless it's on by Porky Pig. It's the most famous version in the most famous version Elvis Presley. Solemnly laments the beautiful -- of the season including freshly fallen snow and a decorated tree but can enjoy it because he's missing his lover. On second thought it might be the greatest song ever written over should do that just stop crooning and talk to one of his backup singers and saved her. From her -- woo -- we who we nightmare. But that's just scratching the surface. Here are some holiday tunes that are so awful. It's difficult if -- even get through -- once. Wonderful christmastime disprove that everything the members of The Beatles did. Made music history. But this isn't the kind of history you want Paul McCartney and his synthesizer. Are simply having a wonderful christmastime while the rest of us are simply trying to keep our Santa cookies down hey Jude -- Happy Christmas not even John Lennon was immune to The Beatles Christmas curse that the if it here's what I haven't heard Chris Christmas Congo. Bongo bongo bongo is actually kind of good been in a terrible way grows on you the more you listen to -- ever Christmas conduct negative. Of funky funky Christmas the New Kids On The Block and all of their ninety's glory destroyed holiday music forever. Please daddy don't get drunk just Christmas John Denver started seeing his mama cry and it happens every time his daddy comes home. Around midnight and passes out under the Christmas tree good advice bad salt. If he goes it goes down and list the worst this guy just doesn't like Christmas. The tiger reject senator good as the skin color and now. I need it this is what we've gotten two folks. I mean this is where we've gotten now now people at their writing openly about paving Christmas music. How in the world could you hate Christmas trees. -- let me get one call -- near Willard high. Good morning -- panel or Qatar or anyone that they wouldn't sort of 2% bombs blood more war and -- why not. Well. -- was a lot of -- before putting. They're actually there absolutely -- able to amnesty agenda so there's not gonna happen no worry about it. But the kids would love a penguin wouldn't. Don't think they don't usually every. Ever had a dog do you have anything to I I'm just trying to figure out how what would explain that to my four year old granddaughter. Who loved happy feet thank you Willard 1153 -- I am proud of first -- dollars and more from him -- careers and in the -- of bags my mother I was more from Greenville, South Carolina hoping -- -- -- -- I don't remember -- about it. Merry Christmas to to soldier hurry home soon be saying god bless. Ross. Thank goodness we have. We haven't even gotten to the -- -- I should Harris will probably right they were -- but excuse me. You'll probably right that the elves were slaves. Of a white sand. Russ I'm Hispanic I would like to celebrate Kwanzaa but it offends me because it only honors African culture I want Kwanzaa. To celebrate south American culture. And I want it right now -- -- the reason there's such an attack on Christmas and Santa is because those people were nothing but bad. No they were got from senator christmastime was -- -- -- -- Mary did you know is one of the best Christmas songs ever I agree. Absolutely agree. All right Peggy is Tim Simpson bill hi Peggy. -- Little worried and I'm -- and I'm sure everybody has to received one that they are married they're already are trained years. Have received. A letter in the mail there's two parts to anything that says they can. Congratulations. You've won. 151700. Gained one dollar. Math thought that you know. Christmas -- in math and now I'm referring here to take a bit that this could come into the campaign plane I won't get a random. Twenty dollars fly for a compromise can say. The fellow. I know it's not frail but he knows some people right -- at Christmas made money and don't have a job things failing us in the I'd -- -- alert ever out of fingers and no. Even everybody not just saying you're too because. People think it's it's -- I don't know. It's it can help you know if this -- it's OK you know and and it's amazing and it's add how many people evidently fall for this kind of stuff. Thank you -- for that'll learn. -- Tried this from Chris Ross how about a clear Santa. You think that would satisfy the lives. No let them cry in my house senate will always be wide. There's a lot of crime Merry Christmas roast that's from Eric in -- cleared. Is he mean transparently the Obama administration you see right through it. Russ if were -- to be a diverse society the question should be why can't -- be white that's exactly right. Notes and well we'll have to leave it for tomorrow state Jim.