Skip to comments.Washington Redskins write scathing response to lawmakers who want team name changed
Posted on 02/11/2014 9:06:08 PM PST by Impala64ssaEdited on 02/11/2014 9:50:38 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
The Washington Redskins issued a scathing response to two lawmakers Monday after they called for the team to change its controversial name.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter that the league is on the “wrong side of history” in allowing the Redskins to keep their name, which some see as a slur.
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Hey! In Washington DC it’s still called ‘THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS’.
Ever heard of AIM?
Haven’t read it yet but I hope the “take away” is STFU and MYOB!
Best one I heard was keep the name and change the mascot to a potato
Is this all those wacked out “lawmakers” have to do? Worry about the name of the Washington Redskins? Obviously we’ve got way too many of these clowns up on Capitol Hill and we’re paying them way too much. We could probably get the job done with 5-10% of those morons up there. What a waste of taxpayer dollars.
That IS a good one!!
Well, just change the name to the Washington Kleptocrats and see if they like that.
"The first use of red-skin or red Indian may have been limited to specific groups that used red pigments to decorate their bodies, such as the Beothuk people of Newfoundland who painted their bodies with red ochre."
Any time Maria Cantwell weighs in on anything, you can be safe believing in the other side.
LOL! I hadn’t heard that. That’s a great idea.
I can see an Executive Order in the near future ...
Senator Maria Can't Vote Well, C = Communist from the People's Republic of the Soviet of Washington, other wise known as the SAN - FRAN - FREAK-O of the North.
No. What is AIM?
Keep your name. Now, why hasn’t the lgbt community gone all ballistic about the “Packers”, which is a term I have heard used to denigrate gays?
Goes right along with “ you want fries with that touchdown”
You know the sausage races in certain baseball fields .... They could have a potato smashing contest each half time!!!!
it should work until they figured out potatoes are Native too Hash—Browns oh noes French—Fried oh noes
Or steal ers!
American Indian Movement
How proud the voters are of their elected officials must be, as the country suffers from debt crisis, high unemployment, massive medical insurance disaster these two nitwits are more concerned with the name of a football team.
Replace them with a couple of 1st grade children who have more sense or perhaps Bevis and Butthead.
Half time show bring both the potatoe and the present maskot to the middle of the field , give them both one of those large inflated bats and let the fun begin.
Truly the fans and owner needs to just turn their idiot -racy into a joke!
Beavis and Butthead would be a huge improvement over the slugs we’ve got up there now.
Change it to the Washington Foreskins, DC is full of nothing but pricks!
Ya want to see an NFL team sky-rocket to the top? Call them the Fighten Whitey’s and open up the current contracts to anyone that wants to leave the team with a partial bye-bye payment. I GUARANTEE the team will draw the best players, the most ridicule and above all, the most dreaded of all, MONEY.
Change the name to The drunken Reservationists....hic...is that even a word?...hic...or The Casino Mobster’s!...hic...or......The Here before the White Devils!...the DC White Devils!...and their new owner... Rush...Hic...Limbaugh!! yah!! Das the ticket!!!!
do any idiots realize it hasnt ever been about war against a race IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN WAR AGAINST AN IDEOLOGY
Chief- Die a Reah ( a male in drag)
PETA s suggestion!
We get this drivel in Cleveland every Spring, when the Indians come back to town from Spring training. There is generally a "protest demonstration" on home opening day--about 8 members of the UCC strutting about in front of the stadium. I think there is one (1) local Indian who spurs them on.
Funny, they train outside Phoenix Arizona, in real Indian country, but no one out there seems offended by their presence. Meddlesome liberal nitwits all.
Good thought, and while we are at it we can replace bonehead and slimy cantor with a couple of 1st grade little girls with more ba**s and leadership abilities than these two.
nevermind me the guy that works like a mexican gets treated like a slave and pays taxes like a white boy
Several years ago they had a contest to name the woman’s basketball franchise in Indian a. Hoosier mamas was way ahead. Then some ______ started protesting and got it removed or something from the ballot
Heck I voted twice for it!
I had not heard of that term.
Libs are using this “wrong side of history” crap to intimidate folks on a lot of things lately. Next time they say that tell them “Communism is also on the wrong side of history but it doesn’t stop Obama or his party from trying to re-enact it here.”
He's an Injun first and a Republican only when convenient. Oklahomans need to toss that near-commie out. His Grinnell College (a marxist indoctrination "school") background explains a lot about this creep.
Come to think of it it was Dinah Reah. Got arrested in Louisville. Can’t remember why but it was outside a club with a reputation. Remember it cause the news folks were trying not to laugh but were breaking up to the point of tears flowing
Only better one was the young gal asking the grand prize winner at the state fair if they were going to put the winning steer out for stud. Camera shook and you could hear him laughing
“no, sorry, they rank behind Barbara the brick Boxer from California.”
Please, don’t leave out our “Other Yenta,” Dianne Emiel Goldman Berman Finestein. She’s on husband #3, Richard Blum and together they are in the process of using her government connections to become billionaires before she retires (or dies). Smarter than Boxer by far, but just as crooked and devious. I guess it’s because she has an Italian mother.
Now, DON’T CLOUD THE ALLEGED ISSUE WITH ***GASP*** FACTS!!!!!!!
Please remove at least half of a short article rather than leaving in 292 words from a 363 word article, which is what happened when this thread was posted.
A slight change of the last word in the name replacing “skins” with “necks” and that would not be a slur?
“I stand corrected.”
I have had the same thoughts regarding her for a long time. Megyn Kelly ripped her a new one some months back and she deserved it, but I guess her “conversion process” is having it’s effect, because she’s becoming a lot less pedantic and more introspective in recent weeks. It must be gut wrenching to find out that all the progressive $hit you thought was true, isn’t, and your “black savior” isn’t a “savior” but a lying black devil who’s out to destroy your country. Becoming a person of faith has that effect on most people. It’s just too bad they are few and far between.
A teams name NECCASSARILY has a POSITIVE connotation, therefore the term “Redskins” CANNOT have been a slur.
Perhaps Tom Cole would be wise to look up the actual meaning of the name "Oklahoma" before agitating to change the name "Redskins".
Tom Cole is making an Ass of himself on this.
I’ve been to every tribe in Oklahoma and their lives are so 3rd world.
The BIA isn’t even a joke. It’s an inhumane beauracrapy .
The hospitals are in deplorable conditions
The BIA doesn’t help these people. They manage.them on their fabulous reservations.
It’s now been 3 generations and only the Cherokee have found a way to adapt, built amazing businesses that keep idle hands busy, instill pride and profit the tribe in general.
Their drug and alcohol problems have dropped and they are a proud nation that is vibrant and productive.
If you really want to do something help the tribes of Oklahoma raise themselves up. Help them develop leaders Like Wilma Mankiller
The Pawnee, Osage, Chicks, Creek, Muscogee could use your help.
When I think of the RedSkins I think of a fierce warrior.
Indomitable and Persevered.
You see contempt through your holier than thou PC glasses.
You are small man looking at the wrong problem that at its solution solves nothing and costs you nothing.
Yer such a him shot.
I’d debate your lazy intellect but, it would embarrass me to see a grown man cry.
Friggin baby ...
That’s a face only blind mom could love...
You get free dental insurance. Fix that yap.
Looks like picket fence in disrepair.
“Washington Redskins” is a well known brand name so just from a financial view you would not want to change it. Same as Coca-Cola would resist being forced to change their name. You spend years building up brand name recognition.
Libs should mind their own business