Saturday, August 6, 2016

Crossover Appeal

CBS BaltimoreAn Ocean City marina is selling T-shirts featuring the phrases “White Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter” to spread awareness about the conservation of marlins. The White Marlin Marina is selling two types of the shirts — one in honor of white marlins and another in honor of blue marlins.

Worcester County NAACP president Ivory Smith tells The Daily Times of Salisbury that the shirts could be interpreted as a mockery of the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements. Those two phrases have been rallying cries following police shootings of African-Americans and shootings of police officers, respectively.
The designer of the shirts, employee George Lamplugh, says his shirts promote billfish conservation by featuring images of marlins on safe-release circle hooks, unlike Swagger Fishing, which sells “Kill Whitey” shirts and stickers promoting non-release white marlin fishing.
Meanwhile, in San Francisco, this picture which appeared in a police monthly journal is causing controversy.... (Link to NBC Bay Area distressed coverage)

"Black Labs Matter, All Labs Matter"
SF GATEThe photo, submitted by a union supporter, is accompanied by a plea from the union: “Maybe it’s time we all just sit back and tone down the rhetoric,” a reference to many months of heated national debate over police shootings and, recently, the targeted slayings of police officers.


edutcher said...

I'm sure such thoughts will be denounced as racist at the next Politburo meeting.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

People really need to lighten up (oh was that racist?) and get a sense of humor.

William said...

The BLM have a first amendment right to be ridiculous but not to be ridiculed. It's right there in the penumbra.

Trooper York said...

The BLM movement in NYC has managed to force out Bratton and got he NYPD to stop community policing and stop and frisk. Their next move is to demand that the police department be disbanded and the money used for social programs. They also demand the end of charter schools and an increase in funding for community organizers.

You see where this is going?

AllenS said...

Sure, a village where everyone is Obama.

Leland said...

We definitely need more of this. This is Alinksy thrown back at them. Ridicule them, and when they complain, ask them exactly who is the racist.

Trooper York said...

Bratton is the prime example of why you can never trust a liberal or a SJW. Bratton left New York because he hated the fact that Giuliani got credit for turning around the crime stats in New York. Bratton was very important for sure but Jack Marple was the one who came up with the idea and implemented. Bratton was the front man with the stature to get it done. He went from job to job being a front man. His return to New York to rub it in the face of Pat Kelly and the establishment of the NYPD gave him a chance to revel in his return to glory. Of course he was a front man for a commie who hates the cops and does everything he can to denigrate and delegitimize them. So he took the hits protecting De Blasio. The Mayor would point to Bratton as his shield. Now the first chance he gets he throws him over the side as he surrenders to the BLM activist types. Shot in the back.

Trooper York said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

He is getting out before it really explodes. He always knew when to run to protect his ass.