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Old 08-21-2017, 12:34 AM
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I think I've just invented a new word...

Snowflake Leftists are getting "retardier"...

Traveler, USC's mascot, comes under scrutiny for having a name similar to Robert E. Lee's horse

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When Richard Saukko galloped his chalk-white Arabian horse named Traveler around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum almost 56 years ago, it was supposed to be a one-time stunt.

Instead, the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s iconic traditions. A succession of white horses named Traveler have followed — Traveler IX debuts this fall — trotting out of the tunnel as “Conquest” plays and the costumed Trojan warrior atop the horse waves a sword. But during a rally earlier this week to show solidarity in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., a USC campus group linked the name to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, whose favorite horse was Traveller.

At the rally, according to the student newspaper the Daily Trojan, Saphia Jackson, co-director of the USC Black Student Assembly, asked students not to be quiet, and reminded that “white supremacy hits close to home” and referenced the name of the Trojans mascot.

The Black Student Assembly did not respond to requests for comment, but questions about the name’s provenance have increased on social media in the midst of the national discussion on race.

Saukko died in 1992, but his widow wasn’t surprised when a reporter called Friday.

“The problem is this: maybe three weeks ago it was fine,” Pat Saukko DeBernardi said. “So now the flavor of the day is . . . we all have to be in hysteria. . . . It’s more of a political issue. The horse isn’t political and neither am I.


She noted that the name of Lee’s well-known horse included an extra “l” and, besides, Traveler was already named when her late husband purchased him for $5,000 in 1958, half the asking price. The horse was a fixture in movies like “Snowfire” and “The Ballad of a Gunfighter.”
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Traveler, USC's mascot, comes under scrutiny for having a name similar to Robert E. Lee's horse
Banning words is but a small step from banning flags representing those words, but the left has been doing it for decades. And successfully. Try yelling N***r on a crowded room or getting it past the censor committee on this board.

Coining words, the reverse, has been also been very successful. Neo nazi I haven't much until the past couple weeks. Now apparently I are one. Why?
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Banning words is but a small step from banning flags representing those words, but the left has been doing it for decades. And successfully. Try yelling N***r on a crowded room or getting it past the censor committee on this board.

Coining words, the reverse, has been also been very successful. Neo nazi I haven't much until the past couple weeks. Now apparently I are one. Why?
Because the liberal mindset is you are either with them, or against them, there is no more 'live and let live'. In order to define what you are, they must be able to label you, and you must follow lock-step with the parameters supplied for that label.

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But it is a white horse. All the generations, nothing but white horses. And with nearly the same name as appears with Robert E Lee statues. Certainly that is proof of racism and white supremacy. Bet old Traveler had slaves of his own.
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