Skip to comments.Unbelievable: The liberal PC police are now going after Thomas the Tank Engine
Posted on 07/23/2014 6:38:45 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
Weve 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. Id 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 its 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. Thats 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.
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STFU Tracy van Slyke
I liked the dude that was always “cross”
Didn’t want to piss that guy off!
My 4 year old grandson loves Thomas the Tank engine. I’ll get him another one.
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
Anything black is racist. I wonder if 0bama motors will continue to make black cars.
> How long will it take the left to want to take Spongebob Squarepants off the air..after all, hes 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...
How about Mr. Krabs..he loves making money, they will probably want to get rid of his character since he’s a Capitalist
Freudian racism? White smoke = good; black smoke = bad?
The white smoke is steam. It’s pointless to look for deep underlying messages in Thomas.
Yes Sponge Bob is gay.
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.
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.
Patrick did ask SB if he wanted to get naked once. I found that a little surprising for a kid’s show.
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.
Steam doesn’t come out the smokestack of a coal burning steam engine, smoke does. The steam is release at the cylinders.
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!
Hey that’s a goodun’
BLACK LUNG Disease......
whats to do Done about THAT??
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.
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?
My bad. So maybe there is a conspiracy on Sodor after all?
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.
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.
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.
Dunno - can’t even find an answer on the internet - looked - nothing there but jokes.
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.
All cars will be black. White cars are racist.
“Steam doesnt 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.
“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.
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.
OMG - idiocy beyond what even I thought the left could cook up.
‘White smoke’ is called steam.
But I guess when you’re a hammer everything looks like a nail.
To quote John McEnroe - You have got to be kidding me!!
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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.
A thread on arcane railroad knowledge could keep some of us busy for a long time.
poor ol’ Willie Green would have liked that
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?
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