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17h26 UTC; SATURDAY, 12 JULY 2014:
You may or may not have heard by now about where one of the co-hosts on Fox News Channel's suppertime news panel show The Five was overheard uttering a slur against the Chinese on live TV this past week ... and yet, the Real America which Fox News claims to represent has yet to express its umbarge at such utternaces.

On the other hand, though, we may want to watch and listen for how the Chinese will react thus ... not just through its official Xinhua news agency, but also the likes of its official gazettas such as the People's Daily (the Chinese Communist Party), China Daily (largely structured at foreigners and foreign audiences), Liberation Army Daily (self-explanatory), China Youth Daily (the Young Communists' League) and Workers' Daily (trade unions), not to mention the rather blatantly xenophobic Global Times, itself published under auspices of the aforementioned People's Daily, and Beijing's Hong Kong mouthpieces of Ta Kung Pao and Wen Wei Po.

As well as state broadcasters CCTV (China Central Television), China National Radio and China Radio International.

Meanwhile, kudos going out to the San Francisco Giants for establishing new policies against displays of "racially insensitive" messages or content during home games at AT&T Park; this in response to an incident on Native American Heritage Day recently when a white fan showed up in stereotypically First Nations headdress, only to face objections by actual Native American fans in attendance as eventually complained to the Giants organisation.

Henceforth, fans shown wearing T-shirts or otherwise displaying anything containing "racially insensitive" material, or otherwise seen as engaging in asocial behaviours or conduct, will be asked to leave AT&T Park and warned not to return under pain of arrest.

Christian Right paranoia about Homosexual Indoctrination and the "New World Order" have come together in a rather absurd claim from Rick "TruNews" Wiles on his pseudo-Christian radio commentary programme the other day about "super gay male soldiers" preparing Holocaust-stylee tactics against Bible-Believing Christians across Thy Dear and Lovely Land, itself calling to mind all manner of "New World Order" paranoia seen as a Clear and Present Threat to AmeriKKKa's Natural Right to a National and Sovereign Identity as a Peculiar Among the Nations Solely by His Grace and Favour, Subject to Revocation at Any Time and Without Prior Warning.

Which, if you ask me, is rather absurd, especially the implication that the force in question has ties to a clearly non-existant threat save in the minds of its Zealots and True Believers from across the Moronic Underworld.

Given the weather forecast for early next week up in The Once and Future Waterpark Capital of the World, the Universe and the 28 Known Galaxies, calling as it does for unseasonably cold summer weather (as in maxima in the mid-60's and low 70's, minima close to 50), it looks as if the indoor waterparks will have to be the best option for such among you planning a waterpark day of sorts; the outdoor waterparks (Noah's Ark and Mt. Olympus in particular) have policies which call for outright closing thereof in case the air temperatures early in the morning are below 65 degrees and water such below 60.

To find out more about the Dells' indoor waterpark choices, click the preceding picture. (And BTW, the indoor and outdoor waterparks at The Wilderness are restricted solely to registered guests of affiliated properties; otherwise, they welcome outside guests.)

Meanwhile, I have to wonder if the following advice will actually have the desired effect in closing out:

So until next time, folks ... "73"

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