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Unbelievable: The liberal PC police are now going after Thomas the Tank Engine
Young Conservatives ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cameron Khansarinia

Posted on 07/23/2014 6:38:45 PM PDT by BulletBobCo

We’ve grown accustomed to senseless liberal logic insinuating that anything that has to do with the color spectrum is somehow racist or racially charged, however; the most recent attack by The Guardian filth-spiller, Tracy van Slyke, is so stupid it just made me chuckle.

Check out what she said about the demonic Thomas the Tank Engine.

From The Guardian:

For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump out black smoke – and they are all pumping out smoke – it’s not hard to make the leap into the race territory.

As a kid I watched Thomas all the time, I had a life-sized Thomas and a play board for all the trains to travel around on. I loved trains. That’s why I loved the show. The characters and the plots also instilled a message of friendship and hard work, but racism? Ms. van Slyke must be inhaling some of that racist steam she is ranting about.

(Excerpt) Read more at youngcons.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: engine; pbs; pc; tank; thomas
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/22/thomas-the-tank-engine-children-parents?CMP=twt_gu
1 posted on 07/23/2014 6:38:45 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

STFU Tracy van Slyke


2 posted on 07/23/2014 6:40:47 PM PDT by ransacked
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To: BulletBobCo

I liked the dude that was always “cross”

Didn’t want to piss that guy off!


3 posted on 07/23/2014 6:42:14 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: BulletBobCo

My 4 year old grandson loves Thomas the Tank engine. I’ll get him another one.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 6:42:47 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: BulletBobCo

How long will it take the left to want to take Spongebob Squarepants off the air..after all, he’s a sponge, he lives under the sea..probably polluting the water with all his friends..you know its coming


5 posted on 07/23/2014 6:42:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BulletBobCo

Anything black is racist. I wonder if 0bama motors will continue to make black cars.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 6:43:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

> How long will it take the left to want to take Spongebob Squarepants off the air..after all, he’s a sponge, he lives under the sea..probably polluting the water with all his friends..you know its coming

He acts pretty gay though so they’ll probably give him a pass...


7 posted on 07/23/2014 6:44:34 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

How about Mr. Krabs..he loves making money, they will probably want to get rid of his character since he’s a Capitalist


8 posted on 07/23/2014 6:46:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BulletBobCo
but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump out black smoke

Freudian racism? White smoke = good; black smoke = bad?

9 posted on 07/23/2014 6:47:15 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: BulletBobCo

The white smoke is steam. It’s pointless to look for deep underlying messages in Thomas.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 6:57:31 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: jsanders2001

Yes Sponge Bob is gay.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 6:58:34 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: BulletBobCo

The Soviet Bolshevik Commies were the inventors of political correctness, created in order to muzzle the masses and to convince them from being critical of the power grabs of elites. It is a highly dangerous self serving concept intended to take power from the masses and give it to the elites.

http://www.academia.org/the-origins-of-political-correctness/


12 posted on 07/23/2014 6:59:02 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Global corporatism is the threat to freedom and rights. They want your sovereignty and politicians.)
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To: BulletBobCo

I always found that show to be way to condescending and was glad my kids didn’t like it. However, the real, hidden issue for the leftist is that Thomas the Tank Engine was written by a Methodist Minister (I Think)

It isn’t the weirdly implied racism the author objects to it is the ever so gently applied Christian morality, and general world view contained in the series that the left doesn’t like.

They are just not smart enough to realize why they don’t like the show and because - for them- everything boils down to skin color they call it racist.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 6:59:50 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: stevio

Patrick did ask SB if he wanted to get naked once. I found that a little surprising for a kid’s show.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 7:03:33 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: BulletBobCo
but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump out black smoke

It's the way of nature. I noticed that my pet bird will eagerly inspect light-colored food, and quickly eat it if edible, but dark-colored or black food doesn't even get the eye. Only a few exceptions like sunflower seeds, which seem to have a built-in attraction.

15 posted on 07/23/2014 7:04:32 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: BulletBobCo

16 posted on 07/23/2014 7:05:50 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: freedomfiter2

Steam doesn’t come out the smokestack of a coal burning steam engine, smoke does. The steam is release at the cylinders.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 7:16:35 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: SkyDancer

All the weight of the car is carried on BLACK tires!

The BLACK tires take all the abuse and when you are finished with them you throw them away and BUY yourself some new BLACK tires!

Dat be slabery!

You and your car are both racist!


18 posted on 07/23/2014 7:17:34 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

Hey that’s a goodun’


19 posted on 07/23/2014 7:23:02 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: BulletBobCo

BLACK LUNG Disease......

whats to do Done about THAT??


20 posted on 07/23/2014 7:31:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: freedomfiter2

Here is a video of a steam engine being started. There is no narration, but you can see the smoke coming out the smokestack and the steam being released at the wheels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6uxKCYu6aQ


21 posted on 07/23/2014 7:32:56 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: SkyDancer
Anything black is racist. I wonder if 0bama motors will continue to make black cars.

But, for some reason, you see a lot more black guys driving white Cadillacs than you see white guys driving black Cadillacs. Why do you suppose that is?

22 posted on 07/23/2014 7:36:50 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Excellence

My bad. So maybe there is a conspiracy on Sodor after all?


23 posted on 07/23/2014 7:57:49 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Excellence

After expansion, the spent steam is channeled to the stack, where the venturi effect draws the combustion gases to clear the firebox for fresh air. Next time you see a steam locomotive, watch the stack. It “puffs” when the slide valves release the spent steam. That is also why steam locomotives needed to constantly refill with water, as they only used the steam one, and the water was lost to atmosphere.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 8:09:32 PM PDT by Don W (To laugh, perhaps to dream...)
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To: freedomfiter2

LOL. The only conspiracy is that the diesels are plotting to take over and make the steam engines obsolete, but we know that would never happen.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 8:09:57 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Excellence

The steam you see being released there is through the drains, as the cylinders are warming. Under load, those are closed. But what would I know, I have only spent my career working with steam.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 8:13:30 PM PDT by Don W (To laugh, perhaps to dream...)
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To: Vigilanteman

Dunno - can’t even find an answer on the internet - looked - nothing there but jokes.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 8:31:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Excellence
steam is released from the cylinders

white water vapor also is released from the top portion from the relief valve and whistle. I think the confusion relates to how diesel engines emit cleaner emissions which are lighter colored than the heavy, dark smoke from a coal-fired steam train.

28 posted on 07/23/2014 8:40:05 PM PDT by Ace's Dad (Proud grandpa of a newly born "Brit Chick" named Poppy Loucks!)
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To: SkyDancer
Anything black is racist. I wonder if 0bama motors will continue to make black cars.

All cars will be black. White cars are racist.

29 posted on 07/23/2014 8:44:09 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Excellence; freedomfiter2

“Steam doesn’t come out the smokestack of a coal burning steam engine, smoke does.”

Actually a lot of steam does exhaust through the smokestack. The reason for doing this is to increase the draft. The faster the engine runs, the more steam goes up the stack, the higher the draft, and the hotter the fire.

A positive feedback to make sure the fire draws sufficient air. It’s a design that began with the very first steam locomotives and continued until the demise of steam and the rise of the evil and boring diesel.

There’s a tube called a blastpipe that discharges exhaust steam from the cylinders directly into the smokebox below the stack. More modern locomotives also employ an auxiliary blower that routes steam directly into the smokebox without going through the cylinders, for times when increased draft is needed and the amount of exhaust from the cylinders isn’t sufficient.


30 posted on 07/23/2014 9:39:41 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Don W

“That is also why steam locomotives needed to constantly refill with water, as they only used the steam once, and the water was lost to atmosphere.”

Except for the magnificent Mallet locomotives with their high pressure cylinders in back and low pressure cylinders in front. The N&W Y6b being one of my favorites.


31 posted on 07/23/2014 9:50:09 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Pelham

Yes, the double expansion did get more use from the energy in the steam/water, but then the water was lost after the low pressure expansion. A condenser would be far and away too large a weight penalty, as it could only use atmosphere to cool, and the fans would use all the energy produced to condense the still hot low pressure steam.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 10:41:33 PM PDT by Don W (To laugh, perhaps to dream...)
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To: BulletBobCo

OMG - idiocy beyond what even I thought the left could cook up.


33 posted on 07/24/2014 12:02:25 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: BulletBobCo

Dear Greta,

‘White smoke’ is called steam.

But I guess when you’re a hammer everything looks like a nail.


34 posted on 07/24/2014 4:52:40 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: BulletBobCo

To quote John McEnroe - You have got to be kidding me!!


35 posted on 07/24/2014 4:57:24 AM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink)
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To: Pelham; Don W
Thanks for an "in the weeds" discussion of the characteristics of steam engines. There is a contingent out here that loves that sort of stuff. Carry on.

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36 posted on 07/24/2014 5:28:09 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: bicyclerepair

There was more than a few times Sponge Bob made me uncomfortable watching with my kids. Not just the more than enough homo references, but the grotesque images they would make the characters. Very evil, IMHO.


37 posted on 07/24/2014 8:03:10 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes

A thread on arcane railroad knowledge could keep some of us busy for a long time.


38 posted on 07/24/2014 11:47:36 AM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Pelham

poor ol’ Willie Green would have liked that


39 posted on 07/24/2014 11:48:33 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR5dEc5VeNw


40 posted on 07/24/2014 12:11:56 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: BulletBobCo
when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump out black smoke – and they are all pumping out smoke

Tracy van Slyke obviously does not know the difference between steam and smoke.

Does she also complain because white clouds are in a sunny sky and black clouds are in a stormy sky?

41 posted on 07/24/2014 12:17:08 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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