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Liberal "Nation" Magazine Freaking Over 'Racist' Seminole Mascot Winning BCS
Breitbart ^ | 1-8-2014 | C. Edmund Wright

Posted on 01/08/2014 8:15:11 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright

Sports offers teachable insights into the leftist mindset, and even cursory observations verify that everything is political with these folks. This is unavoidable, I suppose, when your power is derived from electoral or public relation successes of the grievance industry.

Thus, we know for sure liberals could not simply enjoy Monday's BCS Title Game the way normal folks did. Having been dealt one setback after another in their quest to force the NFL's Washington Redskins to change their moniker, one of the nations leading liberal sports journalists (aren't they all?) has made it official: Florida State is now the cause du jour.

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1 posted on 01/08/2014 8:15:11 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Now known as the Florida State S-Words.

Or just the ‘noles. Broadcasters can’t bring themselves to say Seminoles, but they can say ‘noles?

How insulting.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 8:18:02 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

So, why weren’t the animal rights nuts freaking out over the Tigers/War Eagles playing for the title?


3 posted on 01/08/2014 8:18:04 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: OrangeHoof
So, why weren’t the animal rights nuts freaking out over the Tigers/War Eagles playing for the title?

Yes, and in fact, "War Eagle" is a chant, NOT a mascot per se - but research indicates that itself has "injun" origins……something I ran out of space for in the article…….

4 posted on 01/08/2014 8:22:14 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: OrangeHoof

It’s really simple. Nerds are afraid of jocks and they’re not good at ports o they ridicule it plus its hard to pass a football with a limp wrist.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 8:22:56 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t think “Noles” is because they don’t want to say “Seminoles” - I think Noles has been used as shorthand for a long time, well before this controversy.

Kind of like “Devils” for Blue Devils and “heels” for Tar Heels and “Canes” for Hurricanes and “Tide” for Crimson Tide…etc.

FYI, ESPN would NOT say Redskins for a while…it was always Washington (and not “skins”) -


6 posted on 01/08/2014 8:24:03 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

It could be worse-——REDSKINS


7 posted on 01/08/2014 8:24:35 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: jsanders2001
plus its hard to pass a football with a limp wrist.

Dude…didn't you see "Revenge of the Nerds" - where the guy won the campus javelin with his "limp wristed" delivery…..which worked in concert with the nerd designed javelin???

LOL….

8 posted on 01/08/2014 8:25:17 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I can almost see the protest signs now!


9 posted on 01/08/2014 8:28:18 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The complainers are out of luck. There isn't any problem.

Seminole Tribe honors 'Osceola and Renegade' at parade, rodeo
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Osceola and Renegade, the legendary and deeply beloved symbols of Florida State football, were recently honored by the Seminole Tribe of Florida as the grand marshals of a parade to kick off the 74th Annual Brighton Field Days Festival and Rodeo.

“In order to preserve the dignity of our portrayal of Osceola and Renegade, we normally don’t make any appearances outside of Florida State football games,” said Durham, who portrayed Osceola while he was a Florida State student. “But certainly with the Seminole Tribe requesting it, we were absolutely honored and most definitely said ‘yes’ to this very special request.”

The appearance of Osceola and Renegade at the parade was so well received that Seminole Tribe officials invited Osceola to plant the spear prior to the festival’s rodeo, which was held on Feb. 19.

“We were elated to be asked to do that — to plant the spear on a Seminole Indian reservation,” Durham said.

http://www.news.fsu.edu/More-FSU-News/24-7-News-Archive/2012/February/Seminole-Tribe-honors-Osceola-and-Renegade-at-parade-rodeo


10 posted on 01/08/2014 8:28:20 AM PST by Ray76
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To: C. Edmund Wright

This PC world distracts us from serious stuff.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 8:28:20 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: jsanders2001

12 posted on 01/08/2014 8:29:00 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Just another Red Herring from the radical left.

They can brag about nothing. They must make trouble for others. It is a very sick form of political relativism. It is called LIBERALISM.


13 posted on 01/08/2014 8:30:45 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: boomop1
This PC world distracts us from serious stuff.

I respectfully disagree…I think the sports/cultural wars are perhaps the best way to illustrate the liberal mindset about the serious stuff…..

14 posted on 01/08/2014 8:33:47 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Ray76

Read the article…..he addresses that - and then I slam him on how he addresses that….


15 posted on 01/08/2014 8:34:43 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: MeshugeMikey

HAHA…yeah, indeed.

This was maybe the easiest piece I’ve ever written….these things write themselves…”mass interactive minstrelsy?” Really?


16 posted on 01/08/2014 8:35:40 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

and in South Carolina they say ‘go Cocks’ as a way of showing support the USC Gamecocks. It was kind of a shocker when this west coast boy landed in Union, SC. and saw the various signs and banners.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 8:36:02 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: dirtymac

In fact, as a Gamecock alum…..I might have been the one who wrote this fraternity sign (they used to hang them IN the stadium during the game):- for a game against Southrn Cal:

“No Trojans Can Hold Our Big Cocks”


18 posted on 01/08/2014 8:42:30 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I haves done my research yet..but I get the sense that Minstrelsy may not in fact even be a word.

it will not likely follow the "word" DUH into the Oxford Dictionary!



19 posted on 01/08/2014 8:45:27 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Auburn does have three Eagle mascots, including "War Eagle VI", named Tiger, a 33-year old Golden Eagle which recently had cataract surgery. Of course, the program is named the Tigers. I'm not sure if they're official, but darned sure I'd know if I lived in Alabama :)

Hope you're well. Good piece.

http://www.auburntigers.com/trads/07_auburn_eagle.html

20 posted on 01/08/2014 8:47:00 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I was surprised the game was even televised.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 8:47:50 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: C. Edmund Wright
An example of an 'NCAA approved' Indian mascot that doesn't stereotype Native Americans .....

Chief Osceola plants the 'flaming spear' into the football field turf as a part of the pre-game ritual of the Florida State Seminoles ....

Chief Osceola, the FSU mascot, has face paint, a flaming spear and rides bareback on an Appaloosa horse ... none of which have any connection to Seminole history.

"The N.C.A.A. executive committee continues to believe the stereotyping of Native Americans is wrong," Bernard Franklin, the association's senior vice president for governance and membership, said in a statement. "However, in its review of the particular circumstances regarding Florida State, the staff review committee noted the unique relationship between the university and the Seminole Tribe of Florida as a significant factor."

ROTFLMAO. What a tangled, mangled and jangled web the liberals weave .... they're pretzels over this 'hostile' 'abusive' sports team mascot PC nonsense. You're right, when they force this grievance industry poop into the world of sports, it does offer great teachable insight into the leftist 'mind'.

22 posted on 01/08/2014 8:50:00 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You are correct. I’ve seen Noles used for decades.


23 posted on 01/08/2014 8:53:22 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Yes - I know - but it’s confusing - they have the mascots that are eagles…but their official mascot…as in what they are called, is Tiger. “War Eagle” is a war cry, or chant, and not an official mascot per se, but they are easier to keep around than Tigers.

It’s like Bama having a pachyderm as the animal, but official mascot name is Crimson Tide. or Georgia Tech…the Yellow Jackets, but also the “Ramblin Wreck.”


24 posted on 01/08/2014 8:56:25 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

We should erase all knowledge of American Indians that way nobody gets their feelings hurt or offended!

On another sarcasm note, all extremist should be killed.


25 posted on 01/08/2014 9:00:02 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The eyes of that Appaloosa look like it’s just seen a large eastern diamondback or a ghost, or both.

Anyway, does anyone remember the PC war over the Dartmouth Indians hockey mascot back in the 1980’s? That didn’t end well IIRC. Liberals are intolerant fascists, bottom line.


26 posted on 01/08/2014 9:03:46 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Indeed. Frankly, I wish they’d change it. Golden Eagles are awesome. And an elephant as a mascot would be every bit as good.


27 posted on 01/08/2014 9:04:31 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
as a Gamecock alum…..

I remember going to the 1987 Gator Bowl when South Carolina played LSU and their fans were chanting “Nobody can beat our Cocks!” Of course it wasn’t true as LSU destroyed them -:)

28 posted on 01/08/2014 9:11:15 AM PST by pegleg (Lies will seek you out, but the truth must be sought.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The New Zealand Blacks rugby team needs to re-name their team pronto! I suggest the New Zealand Polar Bear Hunters or New Zealand Knockout Kings.


29 posted on 01/08/2014 9:13:36 AM PST by Old Yeller ( Salvation is by grace through faith in the completed work of Jesus.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Now that is funny. I wish I had seen that and taken a picture so as to share with family members.


30 posted on 01/08/2014 9:14:38 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“I get the sense that Minstrelsy may not in fact even be a word.”

Seems like they meant to say “minstrelry” but were too dim to notice they spelled it wrong.


31 posted on 01/08/2014 9:19:10 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Responsibility2nd

Unless things have changed in the last couple of years the Seminole Tribe in Florida supports FSU in their use of this mascot.


32 posted on 01/08/2014 9:34:53 AM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: dirtymac

This was probably about 1980ish….long before cell phones, camera phones, etc…..but yeah, it was funny. Got some love (hate) from WIS TV as I recall….


33 posted on 01/08/2014 9:35:13 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: lastchance

covered in the article….it’s short, funny, worth the read….


34 posted on 01/08/2014 9:35:42 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Boogieman

Oh, the lib spelt it right in the article….I think this kind of thing is an obsession with him….

I had never seen that form of the word minstrel….then again, I don’t see a minstrel and hear a dog whistle under every right wing rock…...


35 posted on 01/08/2014 9:37:52 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: lastchance
Unless things have changed in the last couple of years the Seminole Tribe in Florida supports FSU in their use of this mascot.

You are correct. The Ocseolas (the queen as of last year I believe), are ardent supports of FSU.

5.56mm

36 posted on 01/08/2014 9:39:50 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Political Correctness is applied as liberals see fit. It is forbidden to offend ANYONE, unless of course they’re Christian, or conservative, or whatever suits their need.

As an alumnus of Illinois I am totally ticked off that the Seminole mascot is okay with the NCAA but Chief Illiniwek is not. The Chief has been portrayed very respectfully in the same way it appears that the Seminole portrayal has been. It’s interesting that you pointed out that the Seminole tribe that gave them a vote of confidence isn’t even totally legit.

I either wish that we could find enough Illini tribe members to hold a vote or that we could get Notre Dame to drop their totally derogatory “Fighting Irish” moniker.


37 posted on 01/08/2014 9:47:26 AM PST by ne1410s (Proverbs 17:7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!)
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To: M Kehoe

The entire explanation of why the lib from The Nation doesn’t accept the Tribal Council’s endoresment is the crux of this piece….and shows the libtard thinking on it.


38 posted on 01/08/2014 9:47:48 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ne1410s

The difference is that FSU is a conservative school for the most part, and they’d just tell the NCAA where to stick it…while Illinois is supported by a bunch of lib weenies who probably agree with the PC crowd on this…..


39 posted on 01/08/2014 9:49:03 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Servant of the Cross

That statement by the executive committee is the type of pablum that makes us cringe at the NCAA and other mindless bureaucrats…..


40 posted on 01/08/2014 9:56:03 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The Seminole Tribe in Florida has, by resolution, permitted and encouraged Florida State to use the designation. I want some liberal to go down and tell the tribe that Florida State shouldn't allow the university to use their name.

My opinion is that the liberals would wind up missing in the Everglades. The Seminoles don't take anything from anybody.
41 posted on 01/08/2014 10:05:13 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Boogieman
perhaps they took their CUES from the overly verbose, often horribly disjointed diction of one Revrunt Al Sharpton?


42 posted on 01/08/2014 10:07:16 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The school’s leadership is liberal. There is a large portion of students and alumni that are conservative. It’s just like the state’s demographic - except for Chicago it’s a pretty conservative state (although it is trending liberal).

In the last governor’s race the republican candidate lost CRook County and that was enough to give it to the Demoncrats.

The battle to get rid of the Chief was very prolonged. The spirit is still very alive.


43 posted on 01/08/2014 10:15:44 AM PST by ne1410s (Proverbs 17:7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!)
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The school’s leadership is liberal. There is a large portion of students and alumni that are conservative. It’s just like the state’s demographic - except for Chicago it’s a pretty conservative state (although it is trending liberal).

In the last governor’s race the republican candidate lost CRook County and that was enough to give it to the Demoncrats.

The battle to get rid of the Chief was very prolonged. The spirit is still very alive.


44 posted on 01/08/2014 10:15:45 AM PST by ne1410s (Proverbs 17:7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!)
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To: ne1410s

but please…FSU is more or less in South Georgia or East Alabama culturally….not Illinois at all…..


45 posted on 01/08/2014 10:26:32 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: righttackle44

All of that is true, and I would suggest reading the article….it’s all in there, and it’s funny…..


46 posted on 01/08/2014 10:27:16 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I don’t doubt that South Georgia/East Alabama is conservative. I’m just pointing out that there’s a misperception that Illinois is all liberal. Chicago’s center of gravity heavily distorts the balance. Get rid of Chicago (I really do wish it were so) and Illinois is red.


47 posted on 01/08/2014 10:44:01 AM PST by ne1410s (Proverbs 17:7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!)
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To: ne1410s

There is no misperception that all Illinois is liberal, but there is the very true perception that Champagne is far more liberal than FSU….and that Illinois is more liberal than South Georgia, Fla Panhandle, etc.

The fan base of Illinois, which includes TONS of Chicago libs, is fairly lib overall I would imagine.

And no, Tallahassee is not technically in the Panhandle, but it is very much part of that cultural region.


48 posted on 01/08/2014 11:09:45 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: M Kehoe

You would think libs would be happy with the mascot as the Seminoles were responsible for the worse defeat of U.S. troops to Indian troops besides that of Custer. The Dade Massacre has been left out of many history books because 2 months later the defeat at the Alamo overshadowed it.


49 posted on 01/08/2014 11:10:10 AM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I went to FSU. Tallahassee is about 40 miles from Thomasville, Georgia and about 40 miles from Dothan, Alabama. When I was a student, there was a lot of Old South about the place.


50 posted on 01/08/2014 12:16:56 PM PST by jumpingcholla34
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