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Redskins name change should be discussed, Vincent Gray says
Washington Post. ^ | 01/09/2013 | Mike Debonis

Posted on 01/09/2013 1:22:47 PM PST by detective

The Redskins’ resurgence has District politicos once again talking about what it would take to relocate the team back inside the city limits. But Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) today suggested there would have to be a controversial prerequisite to any stadium deal: a name change, or at least discussion of one.

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Does anyone see a pattern?
1 posted on 01/09/2013 1:22:54 PM PST by detective
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To: detective

Schaudenfraude.............


2 posted on 01/09/2013 1:24:54 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: detective

How about Grayskins then?


3 posted on 01/09/2013 1:25:16 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: detective

No, it shouldn’t be changed. Your name should, a-hole. FUVG.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 1:26:12 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: detective

How I absolutely LOATHE THE LEFT.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 1:28:53 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: detective

Why now, if not in the PC decade of the 90s?


6 posted on 01/09/2013 1:28:56 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: detective
But Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) today suggested there would have to be a controversial prerequisite to any stadium deal: a name change, or at least discussion of one.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the name "Redskins." I do not think that the DC government did any favors when they changed the name of their basketball team from the "Bullets" to the "Wizards." Why does the DC government want to honor the Ku Klux Klan with the name "Wizards." Beats me!

It makes us wonder what moronic names these people want to name the Redskins? Keep that popcorn coming!

7 posted on 01/09/2013 1:29:17 PM PST by olezip
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To: carriage_hill

Nah. Make it the Whiteskins who are now the oppressed minority. s/


8 posted on 01/09/2013 1:30:16 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: detective

Whether or not they change the team’s nickname, the playoff game of last week should forever be known as The Battle of Wounded Knee.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 1:31:28 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: detective

The NCAA made most of their member institutions change their nicknames away from Native American names. Well, the mid-size schools that didn’t have the cash to bribe their way out of the rule. It didn’t matter that the vast majority of “official spokesmen” for the Native Americans wanted the names kept as they honored, rather than denigrated, the native tribes.

As you can see, this one rule change, at one fell swoop, ended the widespread academic cheating, “hundred dollar handshakes,” bogus off-season jobs, favoritism to family members, and erased police blotters that had plagued collegiate athletics. It’s all better now.

On the other hand, I can see where “Redskins” doesn’t exactly honor the memory of Native American tribes. But the main point is that Native Americans are not the predominant ethnic group in the DC area now. Perhaps some other name might be in order.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 1:31:28 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Good one!


11 posted on 01/09/2013 1:36:22 PM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: detective

Name change? How about Los Angeles Redskins.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 1:37:32 PM PST by allendale
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To: henkster
'Perhaps some other name might be in order.'

Of course, I suggest the Washington Bloodsuckers or perhaps the Washington Parasites, the possibilities are endless.

13 posted on 01/09/2013 1:37:39 PM PST by Theoria
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To: detective

Name change? How about Los Angeles Redskins.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 1:37:54 PM PST by allendale
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To: Buckeye McFrog

How about PORKSKINS? or INJUNS? or INDIAN BRAVES? Surely, that’s okay. - All this infernal APOLOGIZING is making me weary; and name changing every time the fashion follies of the decade change. What ever they change it to, it’ll set someone’s nose on crooked sooner or later. - Oh, how about the KISS MY GRITS? or maybe the UNICORN FARTS? or the LIGHTNINGS & THUNDERS? (too violent?) SIGH.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 1:40:25 PM PST by Twinkie (The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. Ps. 24:1)
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To: detective

I will always call them ‘The Redskins’ just like I call the basketball team ‘The Bullets’.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 1:40:36 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: carriage_hill
No, it shouldn’t be changed. Your name should, a-hole. FUVG.

In fact, "gray" is a racial slur that is applied to whites who try to "act black," kind of an inverse "Oreo cookie." And "Vincent" is from the Latin, vincere, which means "to conquer."

Therefore, "Vincent Gray" is a racial slur that advocates conquering white people. I find that very offensive. Whom can I sioux. I mean sue.

17 posted on 01/09/2013 1:41:56 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Twinkie

The Fightin’ Whities!!!


18 posted on 01/09/2013 1:42:42 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: detective

How about the Washington Thinskins.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 1:43:16 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: max americana

We don’t count.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 1:46:21 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Theoria
Of course, I suggest the Washington Bloodsuckers or perhaps the Washington Parasites, the possibilities are endless.

They are indeed:

Cliffdwellers
Millionaires
One-Percenters
Socialites
Can-Kickers
Elitists (I'd say "Elite" but I despise team nicknames that aren't plural)
Bolsheviks

&c.

21 posted on 01/09/2013 1:49:45 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: detective

The Washington Blood Thirsty Savages.


22 posted on 01/09/2013 1:49:45 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: detective

The Washington Cannibals


23 posted on 01/09/2013 1:53:04 PM PST by onedoug
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To: detective

Washington Yataheys


24 posted on 01/09/2013 1:53:18 PM PST by Mashood
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To: detective

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) — Shut up.........


25 posted on 01/09/2013 1:59:03 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: detective

How about

Washington Senators
Washington Critters
Washington Widgits


26 posted on 01/09/2013 2:01:13 PM PST by VastRWCon (There are no coincidences in politics)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
..."gray" is a racial slur that is applied to whites who try to "act black," kind of an inverse "Oreo cookie."

Got to admit, even at 63, I've never heard that before.

Let's sioux sue!

Dizzy-Lizzy "High Cheekbones" Warren: pls pick-up the "pink" courtesy phone!

27 posted on 01/09/2013 2:02:36 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: detective

Or we could call them the Washington Cherry Blossoms and have little fairy’s on the 50th yard line throwing flowers, I hate PC people.


28 posted on 01/09/2013 2:03:57 PM PST by jonsie
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To: detective
What's wrong with redskins? They are great with corned beef and cabbage.


29 posted on 01/09/2013 2:05:22 PM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Yes! Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!)
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To: detective

They could change it to Kill Whitey.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 2:05:24 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: detective

Change it to the Washington Foreskins. Appropriate.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 2:05:41 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: detective
We could name it after their ex-mayor “ The Washington Coke Snorting Adulterers” or just the “ Washington Barry’s”
32 posted on 01/09/2013 2:06:58 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage; a fool in paradise

Which suggests a new name for the team: The Washington Kartoffelns


33 posted on 01/09/2013 2:09:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: detective

Go Washington Kenyans!


34 posted on 01/09/2013 2:18:37 PM PST by DonGrafico (Enabling America's permanent underclass since 1975)
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To: Revolting cat!

The Washington Kardashians

The Washington “Bitch Set Me Up!”


35 posted on 01/09/2013 2:20:18 PM PST by twister881
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To: olezip

The one that gets me is the Baltimore Ravens.

Ravns are crows or Blackbirds.


36 posted on 01/09/2013 2:21:14 PM PST by Venturer
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To: DonGrafico

The Washington Socialists


37 posted on 01/09/2013 2:22:18 PM PST by twister881
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To: detective

How about the Washington RG3’s? Without him they wouldn’t have gotten even close to playoffs.


38 posted on 01/09/2013 2:27:27 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

In fact, “gray” is a racial that is applied to whites who try to “act black”.....

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I agree with Carriage Hill - I am 73 and NEVER heard that term before....

Now, I do remember them being called “Wiggers”.

Also, Gray has some serious campaign and political problems, the name of a football team shouldn’t be on his list.


39 posted on 01/09/2013 2:32:34 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: olezip

“It makes us wonder what moronic names these people want to name the Redskins? Keep that popcorn coming”

The Washington Generals, of course.

Although they will probably name the team after Obama.


40 posted on 01/09/2013 2:42:02 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Want freedom? Think WWRRD? Then do it.)
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To: detective

Washington Cornball Brothers


41 posted on 01/09/2013 2:43:00 PM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: detective

The Washington Hussiens


42 posted on 01/09/2013 2:44:56 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: detective

The Gray Mayor....LOL.

43 posted on 01/09/2013 2:48:57 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

vincent = “they will conquer.” Now the question is, is Gray in the nominative (subject) or the accusative (direct object)?

Many Hebrew names in the Vulgate are undeclined (Latin conveys meaning by word ending rather than word order) But with many Hebrew names, you have to figure out from context whether a name like Goliath is the subject or the object.

But actually, I think the name Vincent is from the present participle Vincens, “the conquering one.” It would be Vincentem in the accusative.


44 posted on 01/09/2013 2:52:59 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: xrmusn; carriage_hill
I'm only 64, but I do believe I heard the term "gray" back in the original Black Panther days, in the 60s. Here's a database of slurs against white people. Scroll down to the G's and you'll find it. Slurs.
45 posted on 01/09/2013 3:00:06 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thanks...

Weren’t ‘Seniors’ referred to as ‘Gray Panthers’ at one time?
Probably more of a ‘regional’ thing also.
Some names catch on and others don’t.

A lot depends on what part of country you are from or in also.
I left NY in Summer 1956@16, went to CA for Sr yr HS, quit and went in USN in 56 - whole Boot Camp company was from AZ, SO CA.
Well when ‘they’ were discussing going on liberty etc they referred to ‘going out and get some ....’, I was taken aback because ‘in my corner of the world’ that was part of the male equipment but on the West Coast it wasn’t... For a while I wondered what I had gotten myself into when ‘they’ suggested going on liberty.....


46 posted on 01/09/2013 3:47:21 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: xrmusn

LOL. Funny story.


47 posted on 01/09/2013 3:51:37 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Being a gentleman and in mixed company, I had to go with the generic, cleaned up version.

The ‘old Sailor’ version - in proper company - is much more colorful, funnier and understandable.....<: <: <:


48 posted on 01/09/2013 3:57:39 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: detective

Mulatto’s?


49 posted on 01/09/2013 4:09:59 PM PST by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: twister881; a fool in paradise
WINNAH! (With a slight [un]grammatical change):

The Washington Bitchsetmeups!


50 posted on 01/09/2013 4:54:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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