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    Default U.S. Department of Education plans to investigate a controversial "Redneck Day"

    The DoE launched its investigation after receiving a complaint from the Rev. Jarred Maupin II, a local activist once described as “Al Sharpton’s Phoenix protegé.” According to The Arizona Daily Independent, Maupin was “outraged over the controversial celebration.”

    The U.S. Department of Education plans to investigate a controversial "Redneck Day" celebration two months ago at an Arizona high school.

    One Queen Creek High student wore a Confederate flag during the May 1 event, which was inspired by the popular A&E show "Duck Dynasty." Civil rights activists say that created a racially hostile environment.

    The Rev. Jarrett Maupin says the DOE will "determine the remedy, including moderating conversations between school administrators and civil rights community leaders to shape new policy and racism prevention measures."

    The DOE's Office for Civil Rights says "the display of the Confederate flag concerns rights protected by the First Amendment."

    But it also says in a letter that the investigation's scope "will be limited to whether a racially hostile environment was created due to language and
    actions that were not protected by the First Amendment."

    The day was supposed to prompt kids at Queens Creek High School to dress like members of the reality show cast, but instead it was seen as offensive when students arrived at the school in stereotypical clothing.

    Tom Lindsey, superintendent of the Queen Creek Unified School District told that the day was meant to satirize “Duck Dynasty” and boost school spirit.

    Still, some students and local families were offended by the dress-up day, something Lindsey apologized for shortly after the incident.
    Lindsey said that the student wearing a confederate flag was pulled aside and asked to change clothes.

    “It was no ill intent,” Lindsey told the Arizona publication. “We apologize to any people who, because of the word (redneck), were offended,” he said.
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    I'm no fan of rednecks but this is bullshit.

    Who cares if they had "redneck day"?
    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

    Samuel Johnson 1775 : “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

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    Dear God, we are a nation of fucking pussies.

    Sweet Jesus on a bender, the British are probably thinking to themselves "you know, losing the Colonies at first might have seemed like a bad thing, but in the long haul, it's probably worked out fine, at least we don't have Honey Boo Boo and a populace on average so fucking stupid that they actually WATCH IT!"
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

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    Aug. 23, 2012

    Reverend Jarrett Maupin Endorses Ben Quayle: "He's My N*gga"

    For the second straight election, African-American civil-rights activist Reverend Jarrett Maupin has endorsed Republican Congressman Ben Quayle.

    Yes, politics aside, the Phoenix Democrat wants Quayle to stay in office -- mostly because he's a cool, young guy.

    "He's my nigga," Maupin tells New Times.

    Maupin's definitely not pleased with the kind of campaign Congressman David Schweikert -- Quayle's primary opponent -- is running, and after Schweikert recently made a big deal over Quayle going swimming in Israel, Maupin's speaking out in support of Quayle.

    "To be degraded by your opponent because you're cool -- that should never be an issue," Maupin says.

    The Reverend noted that Schweikert also was on that trip to Israel and wants to know what exactly Schweikert was doing during all this, since he's been on his high horse since the story came out.

    "If he was in his bed bundled up under the blanket in his hotel room reading the New Testament, there's something peculiar about that -- and I'm a preacher," Maupin says. "Why didn't he get in the sea?"

    Maupin says young people should stick with Quayle -- at least, the young Republicans should -- and says Quayle has more in common with Obama than he might think.

    "Congressman Quayle represents an emerging new bench of talented Arizona political players," Maupin says in a prepared statement. "People should support him in the primary, 20 and 30 year-olds especially. He's cool, he's one of us."

    Maupin further explained to us that on the "swagger test," Schweikert scores a "negative 10," and Quayle's somewhere in the middle -- "he's not Eminem."

    All-in-all, Maupin thinks Quayle's a good, young leader -- like himself -- who isn't afraid to have a little fun now and then.

    "He's my nigga, and I understand him," Maupin says. "I don't know how else to say it."

    The endorsement of Quayle does not extend to the general election in November, Maupin added.
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    September 22nd, 2009

    Five years probation for former mayoral candidate Jarrett Maupin

    Who can forget the Rev. Al Sharpton protégée Rev. Jarrett Maupin II?

    The former Phoenix mayoral candidate, now 22, was sentenced yesterday to five years probation and 75 hours of community service for making a false report to the FBI.

    Maupin II was indicted in January. After admitting that he falsely informed the FBI last September that Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon had allegedly engaged in criminal activity. Maupin made the claim in order to damage Gordon’s mayoral aspirations.

    According to federal prosecutors, Maupin has repudiated the false report as part of his plea agreement and also agreed to resign his position on the governing board of the Phoenix Union High School District.

    In the oddest of circumstances, Maupin was removed from the 2007 city ballot after the Maricopa County Clerk’s Office determined that nearly 185 of the signatures that sealed his spot in the race were collected by convicted felons.

    Maupin got off easy with the sentence. He faced up to 6 months in jail and fine of up to $2,500



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