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Reid: NFL Should Punish Redskins Owner Like NBA Did Sterling
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Posted on 04/30/2014 3:01:58 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

April 30, 2014 5:08 PM Reid: NFL Should Punish Redskins Owner Like NBA Did Sterling By Andrew Johnson

The NBA’s lifetime ban of Donald Sterling for his offensive comments should put the NFL on notice about Washington Redskins’ racist name, Harry Reid says.

On the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon, Reid commended NBA commissioner Adam Silver for his response to the Sterling situation, and urged his NFL counterpart Roger Goodell to take similar action to “stamp out bigotry in its ranks.” The Senate majority leader also dismissed the tradition-based defense Redskins owner Dan Snyder has made of the team’s name when pledging to stick by it, pointing out that the Washington Wizards changing their name from the Washington Bullets in the 1990s.

“Since Snyder fails to show any leadership, the National Football League should take an assist from the NBA and pick up the slack — it would be a slam dunk,” Redi said. “I believe Roger Goodell is a good man, but it’s time for this good man to act: Remove this hateful term from your league’s vocabulary.”

Reid’s demands echo that of Oneida Nation, the leading group behind the Redskins name-change, who says that the “NBA has shown leagues like the NFL that they have a moral responsibility” to “not be a platform to promote bigotry.”


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This is really getting unhinged...........
1 posted on 04/30/2014 3:01:58 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

What about Big Chief Apples, Harry? Assclown.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 3:03:32 PM 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: Sub-Driver

Congress should as well...

Reid did drop the N word a time or two didn’t he???


3 posted on 04/30/2014 3:03:34 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Go away Harry.Don’t you have some ranch land to steal?


4 posted on 04/30/2014 3:03:36 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reid, you should also be tried and punished.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 3:03:59 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Sub-Driver

1010RD: America should punish Reid just like any other traitor.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 3:04:23 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yet they have NO problem with Bill Maher being part owner of the Mets, I can write a thesis on all the crap that has come out of Maher’s mouth about Conservatives, but hey, as long as your a left wing whack job its fine to trash people


7 posted on 04/30/2014 3:04:30 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver
And this is what the folks with the problem with the lifetime ban were talking about.

Granted, I think they were think more along the lines that the owners of the Orlando Magic are pro-traditional marriage (thus against gay marriage) and subject to condemnation for their "backward thinking", but Reid kicked it up a notch.

8 posted on 04/30/2014 3:04:51 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Sub-Driver

offensive comments about certain groups and people are allowed


9 posted on 04/30/2014 3:04:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s such a loser. Just have the BLM seize the Redskins. I’m sure they could make a claim that they have jurisdiction over them because it’s a Native American name...


10 posted on 04/30/2014 3:05:03 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Washington Gomorrahans?


11 posted on 04/30/2014 3:05:21 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Sub-Driver

Don Sterling just changed his name to Louis Lerner so media will ignore him. It was a tough choice though - was thinking about changing it to Ben Ghazi.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 3:05:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

STFU dingy!


13 posted on 04/30/2014 3:06:11 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What reed (sicKo) Really wants is to punish Cruz for [not in actuality] shutting down [15% of] the government over zer0care.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 3:06:22 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: petitfour

15 posted on 04/30/2014 3:06:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Slippery slope for sports franchise owners. But Dingy redefines the word ‘idiot’.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 3:06:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is why you question misinterpretation, and bad policy.

Give these idiots an inch, and they’ll take all territory to the edge of our Solar system.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 3:06:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh plz. Just stfu Harry.


18 posted on 04/30/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

There are few people in public life more hateful than Harry Reid.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 3:11:18 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Sub-Driver
It's about time mob-connected officials were tried, convicted and punished.

Mr. Cleanface’s Dirty Laundry: Harry Reid’s Mob Money

HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (Youtube video 2:44)

20 posted on 04/30/2014 3:12:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Holy crap, it’s not satire.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 3:13:50 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Annnnnd here we goooo!


22 posted on 04/30/2014 3:13:59 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: petitfour

*snork*. I have to clean my keyboard now. What you wrote was funny enough but I read it as Washington Gonorrheans.


23 posted on 04/30/2014 3:14:51 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry Reid is an idiot....unfortunately he is the hatchet man that the dims love to use. Someone ought to ask him if he wants to punish the lying liar E. Warren


24 posted on 04/30/2014 3:15:19 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

That’s right, mob-associated, corrupt, crooked, power-drunk demagogue stopped his Koch Brothers non-sequiturs long enough to try to revive that idiotic meme.

Thanks Sub-Driver.


25 posted on 04/30/2014 3:16:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

the National Football League should take an assist from the NBA and pick up the slack — it would be a slam dunk,” Redi said.

Note to Hairy Reid, there is NO slam dunk in football...


26 posted on 04/30/2014 3:17:49 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good God... Is this for real?


27 posted on 04/30/2014 3:17:50 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a pandering SOB

Nevada, wake up


28 posted on 04/30/2014 3:18:22 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: Sub-Driver

29 posted on 04/30/2014 3:19:28 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Sub-Driver

When is Reid going to be punished for his many crimes? I guess at his age he isn’t too far from death, and eternal punishment.


30 posted on 04/30/2014 3:19:56 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reid ... that guy who sold state land he didn't own to China? Is his opinion on anything still relevant?


31 posted on 04/30/2014 3:19:57 PM PDT 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: Sub-Driver

This guy should be called out for using the floor of the Senate as a shield from otherwise libelous statements against ordinary Americans.


32 posted on 04/30/2014 3:20:07 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sub-Driver

Someone needs to get Harry back in the ring.


33 posted on 04/30/2014 3:21:37 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver

The word comes down from one of the chief fascists.


34 posted on 04/30/2014 3:24:34 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: petitfour

And if the Redskins go, what about the Cleveland Indians? Indian is such a bad word. The proper term is First Peoples.

Then what about the Cleveland Browns? What is a Brown if not a derogatory term?


35 posted on 04/30/2014 3:26:29 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Sub-Driver
"...pointing out that the Washington Wizards changing their name from the Washington Bullets in the 1990s."

So they went from naming the team after fast, sleek projectiles to naming their team for old men dressed in white sheets with tall, pointed hats leading their racist klan followers in cross-burning parties...

When the dust is settled on all this, if the NBA still exists, they will come after Ted Leonsis for the soon-to-be "racist" name of his basketball team. Just watch...

36 posted on 04/30/2014 3:27:59 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: icwhatudo
A Pubbie say's what he said...and they would have been drummed out of the Senate!!

The Pubbies in the Senate are Pussies!!

37 posted on 04/30/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reid is such or moron, the Wash Bullets, changed their name to the Wash Wizards. What’s a wizard by todays standards, head of the KKK or Harry Potter.
Why doesn’t the senate shut him up, bringing all this garbage on the Senate floor, wasting taxpayer money.


38 posted on 04/30/2014 3:31:03 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/oneidanation/index


39 posted on 04/30/2014 3:33:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Need it be said that Reid and criminally minded folks like him in DC is what is wrong in this country?? Oh never mind, Reid invariably laughs all the way to the bank, the corrupt POS.


40 posted on 04/30/2014 3:34:03 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: RJS1950
"The word comes down from one of the chief fascists."

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

The use of the word "chief" in this context is derogatory and offensive to native Americans. That's awful racist and quite hateful of you!

(Haha! I think I'm getting the hang of this!)

41 posted on 04/30/2014 3:34:18 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this outrage coming from same Harry Reid who still calls people negroes?


42 posted on 04/30/2014 3:37:42 PM PDT by erod
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To: Sarah Barracuda
but hey, as long as your a left wing whack job its fine to trash people

Welcome to Obama world. I know it sucks, but that is reality. (for now)

43 posted on 04/30/2014 3:55:02 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: andyk
Holy crap, it’s not satire.

First thing I did was look for Semmens' name.

44 posted on 04/30/2014 3:59:41 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about Louie Farrakhan? They will avoid him like the plague.


45 posted on 04/30/2014 4:00:12 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: jch10

Sorry, should have been Louie Farrankhans.....


46 posted on 04/30/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can’t some deran*** moron sil**** this M* for good!


47 posted on 04/30/2014 4:22:31 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage

Dan Snyder should pick up the team and move them to San Antonio, renaming them the San Antonio Bandits.

Then he should publicly thank Harry Reid for single handedly ruining sports for the American public.


48 posted on 04/30/2014 4:32:15 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Sub-Driver

This is the most vitally important issue of our time to idiots like Reid.

He doesn’t even believe his own bullsh** anymore.

These SOB’s should all be thrown out on their asses.

What a joke this government has become.


49 posted on 04/30/2014 4:34:47 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

And thus Day Two of “Operation Distract from the Benghazi Email Bombshell” is in the books with complete success.


50 posted on 04/30/2014 5:06:10 PM PDT by montag813
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