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Washington Redskins name change urged by members of Congress
Politico ^

Posted on 05/28/2013 4:35:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Washington Redskins name change urged by members of Congress By: Associated Press May 28, 2013 03:19 PM EDT

Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans.

The representatives said Tuesday they've sent letters to Redskins owner Dan Snyder, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins sponsor FedEx and the other 31 NFL franchises.

The letter to Snyder says that "Native Americans throughout the country consider the 'R-word' a racial, derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African Americans or the 'W-word' among Latinos."

Among the group sending the letters are the leaders of the Congressional Native American Caucus: Tom Cole (R-Okla.(, and Betty McCollum (D-Minn.).

The nickname is the subject of a long-running legal challenge from a group seeking to have the team lose its trademark protection.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; nfl; redskins
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Congress, finally tackling the serious issues facing the nation......
1 posted on 05/28/2013 4:35:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Dumbasses.


2 posted on 05/28/2013 4:36:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about changing the name of the Washington Senators to the Washington Douchbags? Has kind of a nice ring to it.


3 posted on 05/28/2013 4:37:40 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t you guys have more important things to attend to? I mean seriously. Impeach these idiots. They’re worried about offending another brown skin race while their nation is on fast roast...


4 posted on 05/28/2013 4:37:54 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Sub-Driver

W word? Latino? Whaaaa?


5 posted on 05/28/2013 4:37:58 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Senate should form another Gang of Eight to shove a new name for the Washington Redskins down the throat of all who don’t want it. /sarc


6 posted on 05/28/2013 4:38:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: central_va

I’m deeply offended by liberal Congressmen.


7 posted on 05/28/2013 4:38:43 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: jsanders2001

^ okay brown skin with a tan


8 posted on 05/28/2013 4:39:00 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Sub-Driver

Ban the Presidential Helicopter...I’m Italian and it goes....wop, wop, wop every time it takes off o lands.....

It’s racial, and offensive to all Italian Americans.

Ban All helicopters NOW! /s


9 posted on 05/28/2013 4:39:42 PM PDT by Forty-Niner ( the barely bare, berry bear formally known as Ursus Arctos Horibilis...Hear me roar!)
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To: central_va

Waterback! to you! /s


10 posted on 05/28/2013 4:40:43 PM PDT by Forty-Niner ( the barely bare, berry bear formally known as Ursus Arctos Horibilis...Hear me roar!)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about the Washington White Pansies?


11 posted on 05/28/2013 4:43:02 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Sub-Driver
I like

"DC Deficits"

12 posted on 05/28/2013 4:44:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about naming the team the Washington Beltway Bandits? Pretty well characterizes DC.


13 posted on 05/28/2013 4:44:20 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Forty-Niner

Many years ago a good friend built a camper for his truck.

He painted the name “Winnedago” by ****** on the rear of it. He was Italian. :-)


14 posted on 05/28/2013 4:44:30 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about the Washington Ruddy Epidermises?


15 posted on 05/28/2013 4:46:38 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: beethovenfan

What don’t they understand?

The Owner of the team Said he will not do it.

End of story crybabies!


16 posted on 05/28/2013 4:47:36 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: kempster

How about we tell these meddling jerks to sodomize themselves?

Hail to the Redskins!!!!


17 posted on 05/28/2013 4:47:38 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Potomac Redskins, it is.


18 posted on 05/28/2013 4:47:45 PM PDT by kathie4guv (Vote Kathie Glass for Texas governor for a secure border.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell Congress “To Bugger Off!”


19 posted on 05/28/2013 4:48:08 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m offended by people who are too cowardly to say Redskin, Wetback and Nigger. They’re words for crying out loud.

Am I the only person in the world who is man enough to be called ANY name and take it on the chin?


20 posted on 05/28/2013 4:48:29 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Congressmen, with all due respect ... shut up and do your job! Reduce the deficit and our national debt.

21 posted on 05/28/2013 4:51:03 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: BookaT

Now if they were called the “Snaggle Tooth Navajos”, then there might be an issue.


22 posted on 05/28/2013 4:51:15 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: ArrogantBustard

Can’t do that, they are too busy sodomizing us.


23 posted on 05/28/2013 4:51:22 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver
The name is offensive to Native American activists.

It would be interesting to see a poll of American Indians in general and see how many are offended, or even care.

Considering that the Declaration of Independence speaks of "merciless Indian savages"--at least they aren't called the Washington Savages.

If they are forced to take a new name, it's hard to decide which one would be most appropriate for a team representing Washington, D.C.

Criminals?
Thugs?
Freeloaders?

Unfortunately "Predators" is not available, already being used by a hockey team.

24 posted on 05/28/2013 4:51:24 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: RingerSIX

OFF TO THE SENSITIVITY TRAINING GULAG NOW!


25 posted on 05/28/2013 4:52:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver
Its just a matter of time before the full weight of the leftist media is brought to bear on the team's owner, with subsequent loss of advertising revenue, endorsements, etc, etc. Then, the owner will fold like a cheap suit and the Redskins will have been scalped.

Just like what happened to the Boy Scouts.

The left and the cultural Marxists will leave no stone unturned in their witchhunt to destroy any imagined ethnic inequality or insult, in their quest to be perceived as the most caring and egalitarian of all.

26 posted on 05/28/2013 4:53:40 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Among the group sending the letters are the leaders of the Congressional Native American Caucus

Anyone...absolutely anyone born in the United States is a "Native American." They are no more Native Americans than I am. I'm sick of this language abuse.

27 posted on 05/28/2013 4:54:03 PM PDT by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The injuns said they weren't offended.

The only people offended are imperial congress-crooks who are offended because they are not being obeyed.

28 posted on 05/28/2013 4:58:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: jazusamo

Now that’s a good one!

I find it extremely odd when I hear people offended by words like op/mick/squarehead/frog/ect.

I believe most of the outrage is just a matter of political posturing by the left... it’s stupid and makes them look small and foolish in my eyes.

After all naming your team after Redskins (Indians) is a tribute to them....not a derogatory name calling.

A mascot is something that is supposed to be looked up to and imitated......

Guess the race baiters are clueless!


29 posted on 05/28/2013 4:59:41 PM PDT by Forty-Niner ( the barely bare, berry bear formally known as Ursus Arctos Horibilis...Hear me roar!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The “Washington Caucasians” is what I would propose to the busy body congress critters. That would not offend anyone I’m sure. /sarc


30 posted on 05/28/2013 5:01:27 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Sub-Driver

31 posted on 05/28/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not that I support this, BUT... the team could change its’ name to the Washington Natives and keep their logos, fight songs, etc.


32 posted on 05/28/2013 5:10:08 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Forty-Niner

I fully agree and I know my good friend, God rest his soul, would also agree, he was the best!


33 posted on 05/28/2013 5:13:10 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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Congress, finally tackling the serious issues facing the nation......

They should punt.

34 posted on 05/28/2013 5:17:56 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Sub-Driver
White guys claiming to know what red guys think and want.

They want to get drunk, assholes.

35 posted on 05/28/2013 5:20:49 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I can't prove it, but they're true)
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To: Sub-Driver

...then gays, now this.


36 posted on 05/28/2013 5:23:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: RingerSIX
Mr RingerSIX, we're from the Dept of Offensive Words, and we'd like a word with you about your words...


37 posted on 05/28/2013 5:24:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Washington Red Ink


38 posted on 05/28/2013 5:27:37 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If congress wants to name a football team, then they should buy themselves a football team.

We haven’t yet arrived at a Stalinist dictatorship.

Not, QUITE yet, anyway.


39 posted on 05/28/2013 5:27:39 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: central_va

Whus ~ or “W4 Social Security Number Does Not Match” ~ either one. The “W” people!


40 posted on 05/28/2013 5:32:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

Just change it to the Mohommeds and be done with it.


41 posted on 05/28/2013 5:39:27 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about the “Redinks”? Kind of an anagram
MAybe the “Deficits”?


42 posted on 05/28/2013 5:40:38 PM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What is it with those morons on Capitol Hill? When they’re not daydreaming about a new Mexican pool boy or “gay marriage”, they’re worried about the Washington Redskins. Those freeloading bass turds really need to get a life.


43 posted on 05/28/2013 5:42:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They could be called the Washington Elizabeth Warrens.


44 posted on 05/28/2013 5:43:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Forty-Niner

What is in a name ?

When the “N-word” is replaced by “African Americans” when does “African American” become insulting, after all, it means the same thing.

When I can sell a product labeled “Spic and Span” or have dinner at the “Cracker barrel” or call someone/group by their chosen moniker, speech becomes offensive by the identity of the speaker.

Insane


45 posted on 05/28/2013 5:44:03 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
The “Washington Caucasians” is what I would propose


46 posted on 05/28/2013 5:44:18 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Sub-Driver

yes because i see protests by american indians every weekend about this teams’ name. only thing they ever talk about nowadays.


47 posted on 05/28/2013 5:48:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If I owned the team, I’d change the name to either the Washington Assault Rifles or the Washington Climate Change Deniers. That would make the commie libs wet their pants and probably shut up and stop annoying people.


48 posted on 05/28/2013 5:50:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: RingerSIX

I always want to slap morons who can’t use the words objectively.


49 posted on 05/28/2013 5:58:56 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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..."Native Americans throughout the country consider the 'R-word' a racial, derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African Americans or the 'W-word' among Latinos."

Not true. Before libs got on the bandwagon, Indians had little problem with the word Redskins, particularly as it applied to the football team.

50 posted on 05/28/2013 6:16:38 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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