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Redskins: Va. Newspaper Won’t Print It, D.C. Schools Want To Ban Jerseys
cbslocal.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | WJZ

Posted on 10/18/2013 1:10:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

WASHINGTON (WJZ)—Controversy over the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team is growing. Now a newspaper in Virginia says it won’t print the name Redskins. And several schools in D.C. want to ban team jerseys from their classrooms.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: dresscodes; leftismomcampus; loonyleft; nfl; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; redskins; tshirt; washingtonredskins
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1 posted on 10/18/2013 1:10:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I hope the owner of the team holds firm, just for once in my life I would love to see the political correctness brigade LOSE. Unfortunately I figure it will be a death by a thousand cuts and at some point the owner will just say “screw it, change the name” to shut them up...


2 posted on 10/18/2013 1:13:20 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Mass hysteria.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 1:13:29 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wow! I’m a lifelong Cowboys fan but I might just have to become a Redskins fan too. And that hurts.


4 posted on 10/18/2013 1:14:45 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC M6A2)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The USSA is insane.


5 posted on 10/18/2013 1:16:24 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: apillar
the owner will just say “screw it, change the name” to shut them up...

I hope he does change the name of the Washington Redskins.

I like the sound of the San Antonio Redskins.

6 posted on 10/18/2013 1:16:43 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: apillar

I hope the owner moves the team so that the tribes do not have to bear the shame of being associated with Washington PC.


7 posted on 10/18/2013 1:17:34 PM PDT by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

No real shortage of arseholes these days, is there?


8 posted on 10/18/2013 1:17:35 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
What's next, banning the Canucks and Yankees as ethnic slurs?

-PJ

9 posted on 10/18/2013 1:17:57 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: apillar
This whole name thing was just a minor tempest in a teapot until Obama decided to run his mouth on the issue. Now all his mindless drones (most of which couldn't have cared less about the team name before) have now jumped on board the name change bandwagon in response to Dear Leaders marching orders...
10 posted on 10/18/2013 1:19:21 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Best case scenario — diehard ticket buyers give the PC crowd a big FU


11 posted on 10/18/2013 1:20:13 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Political Junkie Too
What's next, banning the Canucks and Yankees as ethnic slurs?

How about the "Fighting Irish"? After all they were named after the Irish immigrant communities penchant to drink a bit too much and brawl in the streets.

12 posted on 10/18/2013 1:21:07 PM PDT by apillar
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This Country has a serious 1st Amendment problem.

This PC hatred and bullying are quite Hitleresque.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 1:21:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: apillar
I agree. Add them to the list.

-PJ

14 posted on 10/18/2013 1:21:41 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I have no affinity for the DC Redskins other than they were once from Boston. However, I’m with Snyder 100%. I think he’s tough enough to say pound sand, forever, if need be. I know the Redskins have enough brand equity to withstand the limp wristed Bob Costas and dopey journo’s that don’t know a false start from offside. It’s important for the political and speech rights of the rest of us that Snyder does NOT say uncle.


15 posted on 10/18/2013 1:24:16 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I don’t blame them. The ‘skins are terrible this year.


16 posted on 10/18/2013 1:25:02 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: apillar
I keep forgetting...

Also add the Padres, because that endorses Christianity.

-PJ

17 posted on 10/18/2013 1:25:24 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Dan Snyder should play the video clip of the Obamessiah’s remarks on the Redskins on the stadium jumbotron.

Then he should play a clip of Obama’s fundraising lackey and Oneida “representative” Ray Halbritter, with text overlays explaining the relationship between Halbritter, Obama, Oneida, and the anti-Redskin game.

Then, he should light up the jumbotrong with a two-part cheer:

Barack Obama | FU!
Barack Obama | FU!
We are the Redskins | FU!


18 posted on 10/18/2013 1:27:12 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Political Junkie Too

As does the St. Louis Cardinals. Christianity. Roman Catholic Christianity.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 1:28:12 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Stand up to these crisis du jour idiots. They’ll give up, like the fools that protested at Augusta National over the The Masters.


20 posted on 10/18/2013 1:28:42 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Marginalize the American Indians. Make them a non-persons and disappear down the memory rathole. Then Libs will feel good about the takeover of this new world!

I can see it in the future... A child asks his lib daddies, who proceed to foam at the mouth... “What was an Indian?”

21 posted on 10/18/2013 1:28:49 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Keep the name, change the mascot and emblem to a potato...

That will shut their pieholes up...

Show them how stupid they really are...


22 posted on 10/18/2013 1:30:07 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: jeffc

All of a sudden the lefties happily made this a big issue, in order to distract the sheeple again


23 posted on 10/18/2013 1:30:30 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I say change the name to the “Thinskins” in honor of the GOPe and replace the noble Redskin with Boehner’s weepy face.


24 posted on 10/18/2013 1:32:26 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: mbarker12474

And how about the Detroit Lions? The original Christians were gobbled up by Lions in the Colosseum.


25 posted on 10/18/2013 1:33:00 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The Washington Post-Clovis, Asian Migrants


26 posted on 10/18/2013 1:33:12 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: DaveyB

Ohhh... I didn’t think of that. That would be cool. Move the team to a state that would welcome the “Redskins”! Not that it would stop the let’s-find-a-cause-we-can-exploit crowd.


27 posted on 10/18/2013 1:33:14 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: apillar

“How about the “Fighting Irish”? After all they were named after the Irish immigrant communities penchant to drink a bit too much and brawl in the streets. “

They are White. It’s OK to make fun of White people, just not anybody else.


28 posted on 10/18/2013 1:34:37 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The newspaper in question is an African American targeted weekly. In other words, hobo’s toilet paper.


29 posted on 10/18/2013 1:34:39 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: thackney

Need a “like” button.


30 posted on 10/18/2013 1:35:52 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: major-pelham

It’s a business. I guarantee that as soon as it becomes obvious that they are losing money because of the name they will fold faster than flash Gordon in an origami class.


31 posted on 10/18/2013 1:38:55 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Berlin_Freeper

San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Sacramento; all cities with religious names that have sports franchises. Going to have to relocate all those teams.


32 posted on 10/18/2013 1:40:04 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Berlin_Freeper
What’s the controversy? Just rename them the “Washington Politicians” and be done with it.

33 posted on 10/18/2013 1:46:32 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

As a Cowboys fan and Conservative, watching this imbroglio unfold in our Nation’s seat of oppression is strangely satisfying. At minimum it’s more entertaining than any Redskins football game, that’s for sure. Much of their fan base is either bound directly to the DC big government leftist-pc complex or a byproduct of that mean machine. Oh, how disenchanting this must be when they’re made to lie in the soiled bed they made. Ideologies have consequences!


34 posted on 10/18/2013 1:46:32 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: beelzepug

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-oGPYXPo-Q


35 posted on 10/18/2013 1:49:03 PM PDT by warriorfor honor (With out us they die)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Several ways to go.
Change the indian logo to a tater. RED SKIN TATERS.
Change the name to Black skins or white skins or cracker skins.
Or my favorite.

Leave it just like it IS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

The PC people can pound sand. . . . . . . .

36 posted on 10/18/2013 1:49:18 PM PDT by DeaconRed (I won't back down. You can stand me up at the gates of Hell and I won't back down. Our new creed.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Last time I looked, there weren’t any “Red” skins on the team.


37 posted on 10/18/2013 1:49:42 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: mbarker12474
I thought those were angry birds.

-PJ

38 posted on 10/18/2013 1:51:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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Propaganda works. This is textbook propaganda. Programmed “group-think” on a trivial subject, just exercising and testing the machinery. This is exactly how everyday Germans eventually acquiesced to the Holocaust and other atrocities.

Take note people, if you think it cannot happen here, take note.


39 posted on 10/18/2013 1:54:06 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I never thought of American Indians as an officially Hated Minority before, but I guess they are.


40 posted on 10/18/2013 1:55:57 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How about the Minnesota Vikings become the Minnesota Whiteskins, then it’ll be even.


41 posted on 10/18/2013 1:56:54 PM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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To: Political Junkie Too
What's next, banning the Canucks and Yankees as ethnic slurs?

Canadians and New Englanders are not yet official Hated Minorities.

42 posted on 10/18/2013 1:57:46 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is how the left steps up the issue.

They didn’t get their way...now they go to the teacher unions and the media


43 posted on 10/18/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT by kidd (No blood for ego)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Being a life long Cowboys fan, I HATE the Redskins. If the Redskins were playing the Taliban I'd put my BVDs on my head and shout "Dirka, dirka, dirka, ...Allah FUBAR!" after every Taliban score....

But I'm about to order me an RG3 jersey.

44 posted on 10/18/2013 2:06:56 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: apillar

If he does, it’ll will embolden them and the floodgates will be opened.

Then all the professional teams across America, High school and college will be under a relentless attack.

Hockey, basketball, soccer whatever has a name that somebody is perturbed by will be a target for litigation without end.

PETA wnants ALL animal names removed from sports teams. I suppose muslims could want all Christian names removed, i.e. a local Christian school has the name Crusaders.

The PC crowd will just start looking for their next victim to harass into submission................


45 posted on 10/18/2013 2:07:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Canucks, Yankees, Celtics, Seminoles, Blackhawks, Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!.................


46 posted on 10/18/2013 2:09:03 PM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

People are free to be idiots.

We are still free to point out they are being idiots.

Just have them try to answer one question:

Name one sports team that ever picked a name and mascot to denigrate their own team?

You don’t name your team after people or things that you want to make fun of.

To coin a young woman we were told was smarter than she appeared, “That’s retarded, sir.”


47 posted on 10/18/2013 2:09:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DeaconRed

The original team was in Boston. The ‘red skin’ name referred to beans................


48 posted on 10/18/2013 2:10:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: beelzepug
San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Sacramento; all cities with religious names

Bad! Bad!

They may have to rename all of them.

Obamagrad One, Obamagrad Two, ......etc.

49 posted on 10/18/2013 2:11:29 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: slouper

The Giants name could be derogatory to short people.
The Eagles name is definitely derogatory to PETA.
As are Cardinals, Lions, Bears, Colts, Dolphins, Jaguars, Panthers, Broncos, Seahawks, Rams, Bengals and any other animal names.

Patriots would be offensive to The Leftards, Saints would be offensive to muslims, Buccaneers and Raiders would be offensive to felons, Cowboys would be offensive to women and Jets, Chargers, 49’ers and Steelers would be offensive to environmentalists.......


50 posted on 10/18/2013 2:18:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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