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Redskins owner makes name-change announcement
daily caller ^ | 3/25/2014 | Sarah Hofmann

Posted on 03/26/2014 5:55:10 AM PDT by rktman

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder released a statement late Monday night announcing that despite widespread calls for the team to change its name, the name and logo would remain the same.

But in lieu of a name change, Snyder has created the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation,” with hopes to “provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for tribal communities.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: football; mascot; nfl; redskins; snyder; sports; washingtonredskins
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Obviously the name change is MUCH more relevant than helping some of the native Americans and their living conditions. Some of the reservations make the slums look like the ritz-carlton. So, congresswoman asshat. Stick it! Nice going Dan.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 5:55:10 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

bttt


2 posted on 03/26/2014 5:57:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: rktman

Another man with no spine; a caver.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 5:58:19 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: rktman

He should start another foundation- “This is America and what I do is none of your ******* business”.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 6:00:11 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: rktman

Gambling has enriched the Indian reservations beyond anything imaginable. Driving down I 65 in alabama this ten story hotel and casino rises out of nowhere. Today the Indian reservations are raking in the dough.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 6:00:21 AM PDT by Josa
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To: rktman
Some of the reservations make the slums look like the ritz-carlton.
And whose fault is that?
6 posted on 03/26/2014 6:02:41 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: rktman

Snyder is a businessman, and he knows the value of the “brand” the Redskins have globally. If he can deflect this situation for a fraction of that valuation, then that’s probably a good risk-mitigation plan, rather than take the chance that league steps in and forces him to do something worse.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 6:02:48 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: jsanders2001

Well, at least he isn’t changing the team name and logo. Yet. Still waitin’ for the FSU Seminoles to get changed in FL. Next will be the Vikings so no Norsemen are offended I guess. After that Green Bay may get if trouble with the homosexual(can we use that word anymore?) community. Yeah, it’s getting that stupid.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 6:02:54 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

“Original Americans”, I don’t know whether to roll my eyes or weep on behalf of the Indians. Many would tell you that the term “Native American” thrust on them is as offensive as if Russia were to take us over and start calling us “Native Russians”.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 6:04:08 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: rktman

Will Elizabeth Warren head it up? She knows the ways of the red man! The people. The culture. The pride. The struggle.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 6:06:47 AM PDT by albie
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To: rktman

11 posted on 03/26/2014 6:06:54 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: rktman

You can only help those who will help themselves. Regrettably, a large part of the aboriginal American population has been burdened by their cultural constraints and have been dragged unwillingly into our European/American cultural system. You cannot force cultural change.
However, now our European/American culture is willingly changing from its roots and rejecting its Judeo-Christian heritage. Instead of being a good example for dysfunctional cultures we are crawling back into the primitive slime with them.
Devolution is in progress.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 6:07:12 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: rktman

Besides “Hail to the Native Americans” doesn’t fit the melody.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 6:09:00 AM PDT by AU72
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To: rktman

I’m willing for them to rename it the Blackfaces.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 6:09:52 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: rktman

What the bigger message and purpose of these”exercises” is that they are preemptive strike experiments by the left to see if they dictate the rules and bend people to their will using social media...and they are getting very little resistance. When a child does something ad you spank their behindand tell them “no” and they don’t do it anymore.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 6:13:38 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

What the bigger message and purpose of these”exercises” is that they are preemptive strike experiments by the left to see if they dictate the rules and bend people to their will using social media...and they are getting very little resistance. When a child does something bad you spank their behind and tell them “no” and they don’t do it anymore.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 6:15:21 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: rktman

His ‘offering’ will not quell the waters of political correctness. They will continue until they beat him into submission if need be. That is the way of the Left..................


17 posted on 03/26/2014 6:15:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: ExpatGator
Devolution is in progress.

So... they guys were right.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 6:16:42 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: rktman
Still waitin’ for the FSU Seminoles to get changed in FL.

Won't happen. They have the blessing of the Seminole Tribe......................

19 posted on 03/26/2014 6:17:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: UCANSEE2

(oops)

‘these’ ... not ‘they’.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 6:17:37 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Red Badger

A tribe I can see. Redskins is a little provocative because it mentions a single color to describe a race. How about the Washington Coloreds?
It’s more ambiguous yet inclusive.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 6:19:38 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Red Badger

The University of North Dakota was forced to change their mascot, despite the blessing of the Sioux, who protested and appealed.

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/05/30/spirit-lake-tribe-loses-appeal-und-fighting-sioux-mascot-149605

Them indians just don’t know what’s good for ‘em. They’re supposed to be offended. They actually are and are just too stupid to know it, apparently.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 6:23:41 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: jsanders2001

No, if he’d been spineless, the NFL team based in our nation’s capital would have a new name. This decision actually makes the argument for not changing the name more vivid: American Indian team names/mascots are about honoring the martial virtue of America’s aboriginal peoples in years past, and since that’s the point, the Washington Redskins are going to do something to help the sorry state into which American Indians have fallen.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 6:25:31 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: rktman

While I applaud Snyder’s principled stand I believe it is wrong to concede anything at all to the PC jackals.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 6:25:53 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: rktman

I want everyone to see something that will give a little perspective. The team in white are white Mormon boys; the team in red are an Indian school from the 4-corners area. Both are called Redskins and dang proud of it.

http://www.wmicentral.com/sports/local_sports/division-boys-playoffs/image_7857b3a4-a33b-11e3-bb4a-001a4bcf887a.html

And I sure hope the picture-link goes through (the newspaper recently went to online subscription basis).


25 posted on 03/26/2014 6:26:14 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: AppyPappy

If the NFL keeps getting into the gay agenda they may become the Rainbow Warriors............


26 posted on 03/26/2014 6:26:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

Most of the Native American mascots don’t bother the tribes - it’s do-gooder libs that are helping the poor, stupid redman see how they are being exploited.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 6:26:56 AM PDT by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: rktman
I think maybe a name change is in order. How about:

the Washington Wagonburners?

They could collect government checks, maybe build a casino.

28 posted on 03/26/2014 6:27:37 AM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: oh8eleven

Doesn’t take money or means to keep you abode garbage free.


29 posted on 03/26/2014 6:29:57 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: rktman

I wonder when the same Libs will be going after the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team and demanding a name and logo change?

Blackhawks. There are so many ways that that is just bad.

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30 posted on 03/26/2014 6:30:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Amagi
While I applaud Snyder’s principled stand I believe it is wrong to concede anything at all to the PC jackals.

He's probably under a lot of pressure from the league to make this go away. I liken it to settling a nuisance lawsuit, despite being in the right, because the settlement cost is less than a proper defense would be.

31 posted on 03/26/2014 6:36:07 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

The Bison made a respectable showing in the tourney.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: Lisbon1940

Yes, Bison is the plural.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 6:45:59 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: rktman

My favorite line ever about “Indian names” was when the Atlanta Braves played the Cleveland Indians in the 1995 World Series. Legendary Atlanta sports reporter commented on the protests saying, “where were these protestors when both teams lost 100 games a year? Now that really was offensive!”


34 posted on 03/26/2014 6:46:57 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Lisbon1940

Sorry. I confused NDSU with UND.


35 posted on 03/26/2014 6:50:45 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: UCANSEE2

It appears so. Who would have thunk it?


36 posted on 03/26/2014 6:52:51 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: jiggyboy

I think the Redskins picked “Original Americans” for their foundation name to split the difference and use neither “Native Americans”, favored by some American Indians and all the folks who are offended by American Indian mascots (of whatever ethnicity the offended happen to be), and “American Indians”, favored by many American Indians (including most in Oklahoma — which I know because my wife has done some studies on ethnic identity and on psychological concomitants of obesity with American Indians in Oklahoma).

But your analogy is wrong. America didn’t take over America. Europeans named the place America before they colonized it, so the people who were there before the colonization were properly called “native Americans”, and this was true before it became a careless habit to call the United State of America “America”. If any American Indians you know take offense at being called “native Americans”, they are really taking offense at Europeans having named the continent(s).


37 posted on 03/26/2014 6:57:46 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: rktman

Snyder is trying to buy off the Indians like Florida State does.


38 posted on 03/26/2014 6:59:06 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Red Badger

Yup. As I recall, the Seminoles look at it as a show of respect. Especially since (if I remember correctly) the Seminoles never capitulated to the US gov.


39 posted on 03/26/2014 7:02:44 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: Migraine

Yup, the four corners are is a nice area. If you like high desert. LOL! Which, by the way, I do.


40 posted on 03/26/2014 7:06:31 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

...and especially now since the Seminoles won the (last) BCS National Championship.................


41 posted on 03/26/2014 7:27:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: jiggyboy

You said it. Most Indians have no problem with the name. Albeit a misnomer, it’s historical and not derogatory.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 7:34:16 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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Just wonder how much longer until they start suggesting changing the name “Washington”, after all, he’s just another dead white guy.


43 posted on 03/26/2014 7:35:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: luvbach1
You said it. Most Indians have no problem with the name. Albeit a misnomer, it’s historical and not derogatory.

In this instance I was referring to the name Indians versus the unnecessary Native Americans.

44 posted on 03/26/2014 7:36:13 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: rktman

Sitting Bull wouldn’t recognize these clowns if he was brought back to life. Give it a few more generations the only tribe that will exist beyond what the government fictions will be what is called the “Wannabee” tribe. They will be blended into the greater American dispora just like the leftists social engineers says is going to happen to whites.


45 posted on 03/26/2014 7:41:07 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: kevkrom
I hear ya.
Likely true.
The important point is that Snyder didn't cave to the demand.
46 posted on 03/26/2014 7:48:44 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: luvbach1
The attack on traditional racial names & nicknames does not arise with the racial groups that the "politically correct" pretend to be protecting. These attacks originate with Leftist oriented White pseudo-intellectual neurotics, desperate to prove the fantasy of human "oneness," based upon the totally false premises of human interchangeability & human plasticity. (All social engineering supporters assume that the human personality is more plastic than it really is--hence the notion that Government can reengineer people, by forcefully remaking their social environment. This is the common premise of Communists, Nazis, Social Democrats & America's faux "Liberals.")

We make a mistake by continuing to let intolerant crackpots, seeking to remake other people's societies via monolithic political power plays, pose as "liberal." True liberals are much closer to Conservatives in this fight, than to the neurotic crack-pots.

Of course, ever ready to exploit the insanity, are the demagogues & scoundrels, who feast on stirring up hate in the names of "brotherhood," "fairness," "equality" and "social justice."

William Flax

47 posted on 03/26/2014 7:57:32 AM PDT by Ohioan
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“Some of the reservations make the slums look like the ritz-carlton.”

When I lived in Phoenix my business partner and I had a houseboat on Lake Powell at Page, AZ. One has to drive through the reservation to get to Page. You’re absolutely correct. Saw people living in mud huts with multiple TV aerials and Cadillac’s sitting in front.


48 posted on 03/26/2014 8:21:35 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: Portcall24

Some of the ones in eastern AZ and western NM are pitiful. Even the “artists” haven around Taos are pretty lame. Lots of them with no elec or running water. Lots of soused Indians around Gallup NM. I guess that’s what happens when the big cheese in DC promises to take care of you and you become dependent on the “system”. Not that there aren’t some well meaning folks in BIA.


49 posted on 03/26/2014 8:30:48 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: lodi90

Fl State does not buy off the Indians. The Seminole (like most Indians) are proud to be associated with the university. It is not all about money.


50 posted on 03/26/2014 8:32:22 AM PDT by ohioman
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