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Old 11-19-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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Hundreds of teams at the high school and college level have dropped Indians and Redskins. Now its time for the pro-team. I predict by the time the last Tea Party Geezer who is currently on Medicare has his last major government procedure the name will be changed to something like Warriors.
Uh; some Tea Party people are maybe 30 years old so YOU might be gone 1st.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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Or the Washington Foreskins?
Hey i said that one a few weeks ago!

Or washingon crooks or thieves.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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what a great accomplishment
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, N.C. area
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Alright, fine. But, "redskin" is still as racial slur.
Take the Indian logo off of the helmet and replace it with a potato.

Then "redskin" will no longer be offensive.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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I disagree. It's a local issue flaring up - locally.

I'm a little bit of a news junkie, and I'd never heard of any kind of movement against their name until now. I've also spent my whole life in or near two metropolises, so it's not like I'm some "redneck" out in "flyover country" who doesn't have plenty of exposure to liberal or Democrat ideas.

There's no more reason for the President to comment on this as there is for him to comment about the Zimmerman trial, but in both cases, him taking on these local issues helped him politically.
The conversation about whether or not the name should be changed has gained steam recently, yes, but this is hardly the first time that the appropriateness Washington Redskins' name has been discussed. There was similar pressure placed on the franchise in the 80's to change their name. This is a conversation that never dies, but does seem to come-and-go in waves of participation.

Anyway, if my kid ever came home and casually dropped the name "redskin" when describing a person, I'd slap the word out of his vocabulary. That pretty much sums up how I feel about the word (or any racial slur for that matter). It's disappointing to me that the NFL hasn't forced a name change already... it should have happened decades ago.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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Take the Indian logo off of the helmet and replace it with a potato.

Then "redskin" will no longer be offensive.
I mean, I'd take that.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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I mean, I'd take that.
Why not take a Tea Party Geezer and place is image on the helmet and call the team the Tea Partiers and at half time have the Tea Party Geezers running around at half time with billions of dollars of Medicare bills...The crowd could rally to the cry of No More ACA...
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:55 PM
 
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The conversation about whether or not the name should be changed has gained steam recently, yes, but this is hardly the first time that the appropriateness Washington Redskins' name has been discussed. There was similar pressure placed on the franchise in the 80's to change their name. This is a conversation that never dies, but does seem to come-and-go in waves of participation.

Anyway, if my kid ever came home and casually dropped the name "redskin" when describing a person, I'd slap the word out of his vocabulary. That pretty much sums up how I feel about the word (or any racial slur for that matter). It's disappointing to me that the NFL hasn't forced a name change already... it should have happened decades ago.
Uh; would you feel the same if your kid use the word "redNECK" to talk about a person? BTW: I've known Black people who saw themselves as Rednecks.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I think it's amusing that nobody has said a word about this for year after year after year, but all of the sudden, when the President is seeing a huge issue on the horizon (Obamacare collapsing), seemingly out of the blue, he gets a question about it from a lapdog reporter.

Does anyone else see this as nothing more than a diversionary tactic, to try and take some attention away from the disaster known as President Obama's signature legislation?
you're being serious right?
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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The Washington Redskins football team is changing its name.

Due to all the negativity, shame, humiliation, dissent, polarity, adversity, defiance, hatred, animosity, contempt, discrimination, division, violence, counter-productivity, ill-spirit, un-Godliness, and hostility associated with their name, they have decided to disassociate themselves from such an ill-conceived and controversial group.

From now on they will be known simply as the Redskins!

Washington Redskins are changing their name… They will be known simply as the Redskins | Young Conservatives
Another politically correct victim bites the red dust of never land.....

O'bama the great equalizer of politically correct bull crap
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