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Asian carp name offends some Asian-Americans
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Posted on 04/26/2014 12:53:14 AM PDT by chessplayer

The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light.

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1 posted on 04/26/2014 12:53:14 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

“Illegal alien Carp”

Anybody?

“Undocumented Carp?”


2 posted on 04/26/2014 1:01:07 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe they could call it the “franken fish” after another of their invasive and nuisance species.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 1:06:14 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: chessplayer

The left will say that it is yet another, new, secret ‘buzzword’ that whites can use to alienate Asians instead of the old standby, ‘slant eyes’ or ‘gooks’.

The left will stoop lower than whale dung to trash anything that remotely sounds like it is meant in a derogatory way.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 1:38:31 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: chessplayer

People have to lighten up for Pete’s sake. Freaking whinny liberals.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 2:04:11 AM PDT by bikerman (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, but Satan is most definitely a Democrat.)
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To: chessplayer

This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring up the long standing, thinly veiled racism of polish sausage.


6 posted on 04/26/2014 2:16:30 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: chessplayer

Oh good grief. Who do I bitch to about the great “white” shark? What about the Egyptian cobra? Before long, the English language will consist of “googoo gaagaa”.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 2:21:39 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: chessplayer

I thought for a minute Dan Snyder had come up with a new name for the Redskins.


8 posted on 04/26/2014 2:40:51 AM PDT by PLMerite
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To: chessplayer
Good grief!

How long before we have to rename Spanish Mackerel, Jewfish, Blackfish, Yellowtail and Red Snapper? (Of course Whitefish will probably remain forever) And what about Creek Chub? That might offend obese people.

Actually, I forgot, they've already started on the Jewfish and have been calling it Goliath Grouper the past few years. At least we still have Jewfish Creek for now.

9 posted on 04/26/2014 3:08:17 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: chessplayer

Sigh

How many people are offended, exactly? Or is this just a preemptive butt-hurt?


10 posted on 04/26/2014 3:17:49 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: chessplayer

I dislike the term “white noise!”


11 posted on 04/26/2014 3:19:35 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: mrsmel

Before long, the English language will consist of “googoo gaagaa”.

It wasn’t that you said “googoo gaagaa”, its the WAY you said it.


12 posted on 04/26/2014 3:27:25 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Artie

Ban the songs Spanish Harlem and Spanish Eyes.
Ban Black Friday
Ban Yellowtail wines.
Ban all ethnic jokes.
Ban, ban, ban


13 posted on 04/26/2014 3:42:26 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: chessplayer

We hit on the Made in China label all the time. So much of it is cr** and made by Chinese puppets. To the Asian countries...Get over yourself.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 3:47:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: chessplayer
How do you think the fish feel about being called "carp"? After all, it is a term for "complaining". Maybe someone should take their feelings into account, too.


Okay, I almost typed that with a straight face...

15 posted on 04/26/2014 3:48:35 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: PLMerite

“a new name for the Redskins...”

That reminds me, what about Indian Summer? (apologies to Poco)


16 posted on 04/26/2014 3:52:36 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: PLMerite

In any case I think that Dan Snyder owes Elizabeth Warren an apology.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 3:57:13 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: chessplayer

The term “Asian-American” offends me.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 3:58:25 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Obama - "I will stand with the Muslims")
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To: chessplayer

In Cumberland County, Tn in 2000, there was a “Jap Camp Road” , at some point since.. the county fathers changed the name of that road to “P.O.W. Camp Road”

It Never housed any Japanese prisoners. They were primarily German and some Italian.

The locals still call it Jap Camp Road.


19 posted on 04/26/2014 4:08:03 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: chessplayer

It was an Asian with a fettish for all foods Asian that released the first of these weird flying carl in the first place.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 4:11:41 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: chessplayer

SO WHAT ?


21 posted on 04/26/2014 4:21:48 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: chessplayer

How about we just do away with language? Don’t want to offend anyone...Jesus, what a crybaby world we live in.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 4:27:15 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

perhaps Chink Carp would be less offensive

Here’s what wiki has to say on the matter......

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Nine Asian carp have been substantially introduced outside of their native ranges:
grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
largescale silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys harmandi)
bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)
black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)
common goldfish (Carassius auratus)
crucian carp (Carassius carassius)
mud carp (Cirrhinus molitorella)


23 posted on 04/26/2014 4:32:29 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

The city of Minneapolis yesterday voted to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous People Day.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 4:40:08 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: chessplayer

Um... the carp came from Asia, did it not? As I recall, invasive species are sometimes described by their origin. African honey bees, Asian carp, Argentine ant, European starling, New Zealand mud snail, etc. Heck, there is even a Canada thistle on Wikipedia’s list of invasive species. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_invasive_species_in_North_America) So to whine that an invasive species from Asia is called an Asian species is just ludicrous. Clearly, someone is looking to be professionally aggrieved in order to further a personal agenda.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 4:41:49 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: S.O.S121.500

We also have yellow perch, black bears and white tailed deer.
Dat sounds racisss.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 4:42:06 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

What’s going to be really interesting is the hue and cry to rename the Minnesota communist zone called St Paul.

The name is a clear violation against the rule of separation of church and state.


27 posted on 04/26/2014 4:44:01 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I’m getting sick of all of these Asians carping about asian carp!

CC


28 posted on 04/26/2014 4:47:10 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: chessplayer

I have a suggestion. Lets ban all colors and their names and manufacture everything in shades of gray. Clothing, cars (for now) and all other objects of commerce. Food, of course, presents a problem but I believe not insurmountable; scientists could easily create a vitamin enhancing formula in opaque gray tones that could be sprayed on food in special processing centers before the government gives us our daily allotment (oops, that might be too early).The names of colors should go, too. In that way, we’ll have a truly colorblind world and peace and justice will prevail.


29 posted on 04/26/2014 4:54:33 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: bikerman

It’s not the name. It’s about establishing protected status so they can garner more influence in the government victim-strata process. More meetings with government officials, inclusion in the process, and more importantly, MORE concessions in the doling out of Federal Money.

It is all about influence, power and money.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 4:56:51 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: chessplayer

Massive suicide protest or genocide over “discrimination in fish name:”

Asian Carp Fish Kill Near 500,000 on Cumberland River

Scientists are studying the cause of a massive fish kill in western Kentucky, which state wildlife officials are saying is the largest kill of its kind recorded.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3148866/posts?page=1


31 posted on 04/26/2014 5:01:18 AM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: chessplayer
Oriental carp.

Carp. Bah. Use your shoe for bait.

32 posted on 04/26/2014 5:06:20 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: clearcarbon

I like yours best.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 5:39:50 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: chessplayer
My name is Philips. A name that can be associated with either the production of oil or the relief of constipation. I am neither blessed by one nor offended by the other.

Some folks have their 'offended' response on a hair trigger.

34 posted on 04/26/2014 5:43:29 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: chessplayer

Unfreakinbelivable!


35 posted on 04/26/2014 5:50:01 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Smokin' Joe

Yeah, all this carping about carp isn’t helpful.


36 posted on 04/26/2014 6:09:27 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter
Chinkfish
Yella carp
Slopefish

These people need to get over themselves.

Let's see, I've been called a poached egg, cracker, whiteboy, honkey, casper, boo. So what.

You can choose to be offended or not be offended. I would fight to the death to defend ones right to speak freely.

Even those dumb-@$$ liberals.

37 posted on 04/26/2014 6:11:13 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: chessplayer

Asian jumpfish?


38 posted on 04/26/2014 6:12:07 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

“The left will say that it is yet another, new, secret ‘buzzword’ that whites can use to alienate Asians instead of the old standby, ‘slant eyes’ or ‘gooks’.”

“The left will stoop lower than whale dung to trash anything that remotely sounds like it is meant in a derogatory way.”

Like ‘slant eyes’ or ‘gook’? Count me as lower than whale dung then.


39 posted on 04/26/2014 6:15:58 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: Vaquero

Asian carp were originally imported from Southeast Asia to the southern United States to help aquaculture and wastewater treatment facilities keep retention ponds clean.


40 posted on 04/26/2014 6:17:53 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: chessplayer

41 posted on 04/26/2014 6:19:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: shelterguy
Columbus Day:

I want it changed to Leif Erickson(sp?) Day.

42 posted on 04/26/2014 6:41:56 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: chessplayer

Buck-toothed slant-eyed gookfish?


43 posted on 04/26/2014 6:42:31 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohammmud a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON!)
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To: chessplayer

Arthur G. Coons was one of Occidental College’s greatest presidents. Decades ago, a major road running through the campus was named for him—Coons Drive. However, a year or two ago, some students complained the name was somehow racist—and the administration gave in, renaming it AGC Drive.


44 posted on 04/26/2014 6:49:40 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fuzz

everybody has a story.

I saw a science channel show on it, and it was a local guy down south somewhere who bought them and released them in a backwater of a major river system that is what they say caused the plague.

I have heard other stories that contradict both yours and mine....


45 posted on 04/26/2014 7:04:05 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Fiji Hill
respect my authori-tie


46 posted on 04/26/2014 7:06:37 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: chessplayer
Japanese Beatles?


47 posted on 04/26/2014 7:09:34 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Fiji Hill
Lester Nygaard.....a racist name(Fargo tv series).


48 posted on 04/26/2014 7:14:05 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Fiji Hill

I guess all the text books and history books that talk about Davy Crockett’ls coonskin cap will have to be trashed.

And how ‘bout ‘coon hunters and ‘coon dogs...


49 posted on 04/26/2014 7:25:14 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: chessplayer

What a bunch of horse manure!


50 posted on 04/26/2014 7:32:02 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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