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Washington Redskins write scathing response to lawmakers who want team name changed
Fox News ^ | 2/11/14

Posted on 02/11/2014 9:06:08 PM PST by Impala64ssa

Edited 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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Some time ago Dennis Praeger interviewed someone claiming to be a "native American activist" concerning this same subject. The "activist" asked Mr.Praeger how he would like it I there were a team called the Texas Jewboys. Praeger responded: "I would be overjoyed because FINALLY, after 5000yrs someone would be cheering for us". Besides, I was born in daBronx, I'm a "NATIVE AMERICAN", too and not the least bit offended.
1 posted on 02/11/2014 9:06:08 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Hey! In Washington DC it’s still called ‘THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS’.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 9:07:26 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Ever heard of AIM?


3 posted on 02/11/2014 9:08:17 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Haven’t read it yet but I hope the “take away” is STFU and MYOB!


4 posted on 02/11/2014 9:11:32 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Best one I heard was keep the name and change the mascot to a potato


5 posted on 02/11/2014 9:11:35 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Impala64ssa

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.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 9:11:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Impala64ssa
The D.C. DemonRats


7 posted on 02/11/2014 9:12:09 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: hoosiermama
Best one I heard was keep the name and change the mascot to a potato

That IS a good one!!

8 posted on 02/11/2014 9:12:55 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Impala64ssa

Well, just change the name to the Washington Kleptocrats and see if they like that.


9 posted on 02/11/2014 9:12:56 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Impala64ssa
Do these idiots - these fascists who want to control everything - know that the term “redskin” came not from skin color, but from body paint. From Wikipedia:

"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."

10 posted on 02/11/2014 9:13:04 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Impala64ssa; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; ...
WA Ping

Any time Maria Cantwell weighs in on anything, you can be safe believing in the other side.

11 posted on 02/11/2014 9:13:55 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: hoosiermama

LOL! I hadn’t heard that. That’s a great idea.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 9:14:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I can see an Executive Order in the near future ...


13 posted on 02/11/2014 9:14:57 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Impala64ssa
"Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash"

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.

Fixed it.;-)

14 posted on 02/11/2014 9:16:16 PM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

No. What is AIM?


15 posted on 02/11/2014 9:19:06 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Impala64ssa

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?


16 posted on 02/11/2014 9:19:36 PM PST by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Bullish

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!!!!


17 posted on 02/11/2014 9:20:37 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: cloudmountain; hoosiermama

it should work until they figured out potatoes are Native too Hash—Browns oh noes French—Fried oh noes


18 posted on 02/11/2014 9:21:16 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Bullish

Or steal ers!


19 posted on 02/11/2014 9:23:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Beowulf9

American Indian Movement


20 posted on 02/11/2014 9:24:22 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


21 posted on 02/11/2014 9:24:32 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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!


22 posted on 02/11/2014 9:27:26 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: chiefqc

Beavis and Butthead would be a huge improvement over the slugs we’ve got up there now.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 9:28:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Change it to the Washington Foreskins, DC is full of nothing but pricks!


24 posted on 02/11/2014 9:29:45 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Impala64ssa

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.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 9:29:45 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Impala64ssa

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!!!!


26 posted on 02/11/2014 9:29:48 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Leaning Right; SunkenCiv; null and void; Fightin Whitey

do any idiots realize it hasnt ever been about war against a race IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN WAR AGAINST AN IDEOLOGY


27 posted on 02/11/2014 9:30:20 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Impala64ssa
Cantwell and Murray—two of the most brainless wonders on the face of the planet—no, sorry, they rank behind Barbara “the brick” Boxer from California. They desrve to have their day, but remember, it is not a crime to be so stupid and serve in a house of government where there is no recourse. Should stupidity be a federal offense while serving in Congress? Who will judge—the NSA? We are doomed? It took a while, but Dewey's dream has finally come true.
28 posted on 02/11/2014 9:31:01 PM PST by Fungi
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Chief- Die a Reah ( a male in drag)


29 posted on 02/11/2014 9:31:38 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Impala64ssa

Only a racist bastard would be offended by a football team celebrating native American indian heritage with their name.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 9:31:56 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

PETA s suggestion!


31 posted on 02/11/2014 9:33:05 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Baynative
We know Cantwell-- no surprise there. What's with Tom Cole the so-called republican? He's lining right up behind the a-hole fringe.

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.

32 posted on 02/11/2014 9:35:10 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


33 posted on 02/11/2014 9:42:05 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Leaning Right; SunkenCiv; null and void; Fightin Whitey

nevermind me the guy that works like a mexican gets treated like a slave and pays taxes like a white boy


34 posted on 02/11/2014 9:42:16 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: hinckley buzzard

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!


35 posted on 02/11/2014 9:42:58 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

I had not heard of that term.


36 posted on 02/11/2014 9:43:14 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Impala64ssa

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.”


37 posted on 02/11/2014 9:48:33 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: hinckley buzzard
What's with Tom Cole the so-called republican?

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.


38 posted on 02/11/2014 9:49:24 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

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


39 posted on 02/11/2014 9:50:51 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Fungi

“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.


40 posted on 02/11/2014 9:52:06 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Leaning Right

Now, DON’T CLOUD THE ALLEGED ISSUE WITH ***GASP*** FACTS!!!!!!!


41 posted on 02/11/2014 9:53:33 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: vette6387
I stand corrected. I beg your forgiveness, and you are right. Thank you.
42 posted on 02/11/2014 9:59:51 PM PST by Fungi
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To: Impala64ssa
A reminder: Associated Press has a copyright restriction requiring all of their material to be properly excerpted.

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.

Thank you.

43 posted on 02/11/2014 10:11:16 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Impala64ssa

A slight change of the last word in the name replacing “skins” with “necks” and that would not be a slur?


44 posted on 02/11/2014 10:13:12 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Fungi

“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.


45 posted on 02/11/2014 10:20:19 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Impala64ssa

A teams name NECCASSARILY has a POSITIVE connotation, therefore the term “Redskins” CANNOT have been a slur.


46 posted on 02/11/2014 11:08:06 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: Impala64ssa
and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla

Perhaps Tom Cole would be wise to look up the actual meaning of the name "Oklahoma" before agitating to change the name "Redskins".

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Oklahoma/Oklahomanameorigin.html

47 posted on 02/11/2014 11:11:17 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Impala64ssa

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 ...


48 posted on 02/11/2014 11:29:23 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: re_nortex

That’s a face only blind mom could love...

Geezus.

You get free dental insurance. Fix that yap.

Looks like picket fence in disrepair.


49 posted on 02/11/2014 11:43:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Impala64ssa

“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


50 posted on 02/11/2014 11:56:32 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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