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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: districtofcolumbia; nfl; redskins
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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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