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Schaller’s Politically Incorrect Lexicon

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A NAVIGATION GUIDE TO THE PC CULTURES OF MCKINLEY COUNTY NM (and planet earth) Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at (505) 722-6161. Anonymous tips welcome. Sacred cows beware! I present a list of words, terms, expressions, facts, myths and definitions which are likely foreign to...

Maybe We Should Eliminate All Symbols of Socialism

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Gallup’s PCP (politically correct police) recently created a fervor of outrage by taking umbrage to a tiny Buddhist symbol of peace (as well as other benign historical uses), a sawaustika, placed among other symbols on the Spaniard coat of arms El Morro Theater logo. It looks like a propeller or whirligig to me but apparently some associate it with the German symbol of National Socialism, the swastika, although backwards. The city reacted quickly, amending the perceived micro-aggression by removing the entire coat of arms, leaving only the lettering.

There has been a long tradition of iconoclastic forceful elimination of symbols of oppression, both political and religious, from 8th...

guide to the stars WEEK OF August 14-20

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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Now that we are in the New Moon, Leo, you have to work on letting go of balls and chains that hold you back from being productive. Such as that daily $10 per day designer energy drink habit. It gets you so hopped up that you think that you can do trick dance moves that otherwise would be reserved for someone in tiptop shape. Avoid injuries, out with the old and in with the new.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

If there is a God Zeus, he’s likely a happy deity, blessing us with rainstorms, thunder and lightening. Virgo, consider any recent setbacks as storms that you can endure and that will pass, leaving your knowledge pasture all the more greener. Consider chaos your...

Missionaries find a welcome in Gallup

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Gallup has always welcomed visitors, of any rank or significance down to the utterly desperate. Some arrive in expensive cars, some in beat up jalopies, but all find a welcome that in the writer’s experience is not always easy to find in other venues.

The road to Gallup for most has been Historic Route 66, up until the time I-40 was finished. For Dave Pickett, his personal road was not nearly as wide or straight before he came here.

It was a friend from Sri Lanka – a former Hindu priest converted to Christianity – that first sparked the interest of  Pickett to this area.

Dave had traveled through before, taking a road trip from Oklahoma to Los Angeles on the Mother-road, or...

Maybe We Should Eliminate All Symbols of Socialism

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Gallup’s PCP (politically correct police) recently created a fervor of outrage by taking umbrage to a tiny Buddhist symbol of peace (as well as other benign historical uses), a sawaustika, placed among other symbols on the Spaniard coat of arms El Morro Theater logo. It looks like a propeller or whirligig to me but apparently some associate it with the German symbol of National Socialism, the swastika, although backwards. The city reacted quickly, amending the perceived micro-aggression by removing the entire coat of arms, leaving only the lettering.

There has been a long tradition of iconoclastic forceful elimination of symbols of oppression, both political and religious, from 8th...

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