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Old 05-14-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Isn't THIS a hoot...

The federal government which has "Tomahawk" cruise missiles & "Apache", "Blackhawk", "Kiowa" and "Lakota" helicopters - and used the code name "Geronimo" in the attack that killed Osama bin Laden, officially objects to the name of the Washington Redskins....
Really?

 
Old 05-14-2015, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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Yes, because most of those things are actual Native American names/words, and one of them is an ethnic slur.

Hope this helps clear up your confusion.
 
Old 05-14-2015, 04:52 PM
 
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Yes, because most of those things are actual Native American names/words, and one of them is an ethnic slur.

Hope this helps clear up your confusion.
except that it was an indian that came up with the redskin moniker for the washington team.
 
Old 05-14-2015, 08:10 PM
 
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I'd love to see the owner keep the name but change the moniker to a pile of red potatoes.

The look on the faces of the "sensitive ones" would be priceless.
 
Old 05-14-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Originally Posted by Tumf View Post
Isn't THIS a hoot...

The federal government which has "Tomahawk" cruise missiles & "Apache", "Blackhawk", "Kiowa" and "Lakota" helicopters - and used the code name "Geronimo" in the attack that killed Osama bin Laden, officially objects to the name of the Washington Redskins....
Really?
No... the hoot is your copy and paste skills.

If you are going to rip off someone else's quote, at least give them credit.
 
Old 05-15-2015, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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The Senate Demorcratic Leader has nothing better to do than speak on a 20+ year old controversey? Get a life already.

FACT: The Washington Redskins are a private entity, gov't can't tell them what to do. Daniel Snyder is on record several times saying he will NEVER, EVER change the name.

Why this topic continues to resurface every year baffles me....
 
Old 05-15-2015, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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We've been down this road already, probably too many times to count! Some things just will not go away!
 
Old 05-15-2015, 07:26 AM
 
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Some Native Americans use the name for their high school sports teams.
 
Old 05-15-2015, 07:33 AM
 
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The name does not need to be changed at all to stop disrespecting the American Indians.

All that is needed is a logo change:

 
Old 05-15-2015, 08:04 AM
 
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While I don't want the government forcing the issue, I'd like to see the team name changed to "Potomacs", with the logo being an accurate depiction of a Potomac tribesman.
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