Happy Birthday, Texans
Today, 175 years ago, Texas became the 28th State in the Union. It was the Lone Star State that stood alone, fought, and won its independence from Mexican Oppression on March 2, 1836. Almost 185 years later it is Texas, the 28th State, that now leads America as the beacon of rugged individualism, liberty, freedom, and economic growth and opportunity.
A Move in the Right Direction
(The Bee) When baseball fields open again, those standing for the traditional seventh-inning stretch will be singing some different lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
After over 100 years of selling its caramel popcorn snack under the name Cracker Jack, Frito-Lay announced today that it would be rebranded as the less offensive “Caucasian Jack.”
“We are very sorry to all the crack—er, I mean, Caucasians we have hurt over the years,” said a spokesperson. “Cracker is an offensive stereotype, and we must make sure that all foods and snack products are culturally sensitive. Think about all the white people who have had to suffer in silence as tens of thousands of baseball fans sang out the hurtful lyrics ‘Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.'”
“No more. The bigotry stops today.”
The move was applauded by hurt white people, though they are still criticizing Frito-Lay for how pale and pasty-white the Cracker Jack guy is on the logo.
California Democrats voted to add two colors to the LBGTQ+ flag. …more here
The city of West Hollywood currently has rainbow flag crosswalks at Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards. The city is now set to pave other those crosswalks and paint a new flag that adds black and brown stripes to the original red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
The controversial new flag seeks “to show solidarity with Black and Brown LGBTQ+ people,” according to The Advocate.