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The Huffington Post Finds Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer To Be ‘Seriously Problematic’

Apparently, many Huffington Post readers find this wonderful holiday classic to be offensive. One reader, whose tweet has since been deleted, said, “Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/ Santa as a bigoted exploitative p***k.” Another reader tweeted “#RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer, teaching kids since 1964 that your peers will only accept your differences if you can provide them with some kind of service.”

Many were concerned about the bullying that was depicted in the film, particularly Comet’s bullying of Rudolph at reindeer practice. One reader found it “sexist” that Donner, Rudolph’s father, wouldn’t allow Mrs. Donner to go out in the storm to search for Rudolph.

Another said Donner was verbally abusive. You get the idea.

Now, Rudolph gets added to the growing list of politically incorrect programs, such as “The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “Cinderella,” as well as offensive books including Dr. Seuss’ “And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “The Little House on the Prairie.”

A Royal Mail Office Manager With A Big Heart Delivers Boy’s Letter To His Dad – In Heaven

Every year since his father passed away in 2014, seven-year old Jase Hyndman writes a letter to his father on his birthday and addresses it to him in Heaven. This year, Royal Mail office manager Sean Milligan took the time to write to Jase to tell him that his letter had been delivered to Heaven. Jase was overjoyed. A small act of kindness made a huge difference to a little boy in Scotland who lost his father four years ago.

 

And Finally, A Little Satire:

Medium’s Caitlin Johnstone presents a humorous exchange of post-election messages between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The messages have been reportedly “leaked” by an anonymous source within the Kremlin. Please click on the link below and enjoy!

Leaked Transcript Proves Russiagaters Have Been Right All Along

 

Quote of the Day:

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

– Thomas Jefferson

 

As Always, This Is An Open Thread!