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Washington Redskins will appeal trademark office ruling over 'disparaging' nickname
Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/18/14 | Frank Schwab

Posted on 06/18/2014 10:17:05 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Redskins' trademarks. The petitioners, consisting of five Native Americans, sought to cancel the trademarks based on a section of the Trademark Act that "prohibits registration of marks that may disparage persons or bring them into contempt or disrepute."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: nfl; redskins; trademark
I think this is horse$hit. And because this administration has been so deceptive I believe first and foremost that they influenced this.

So stupid...Yeah, Redskins. BFD. Like people don't know that Indians were sometimes violent. Like people don't know many times they were not. Get over it.

1 posted on 06/18/2014 10:17:05 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Who were the 5 petitioners?

And what are their names and addresses (and places of work)?

2 posted on 06/18/2014 10:19:18 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Keep the name. Change the logo

 photo Redskins_zps403f33a0.png

3 posted on 06/18/2014 10:20:25 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Peanuts and potatoes everywhere are saddened.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 10:21:15 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: FatherofFive

Or change the name to the Cronies and change the logo to a sack of money.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 10:21:33 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: FatherofFive

If I were Snyder, I’d look at moving the Effin team to L.A. - Screw D.C. - you see what your politcal correctness to a fault gets you? I’d love it.

Welcome the L.A. Surf!


6 posted on 06/18/2014 10:24:13 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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This move by the USTPO would be attributed to Obamas attention to detail and insistence that something be done about the the “Washington Redskins”.

Another example of the President “on the job”.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 10:25:54 AM PDT by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

What? Do we no longer have a majority of grown-ups in this country? Do all these people who are so *offended* by so many things REALLY think they are mature?


8 posted on 06/18/2014 10:26:32 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Then the Atlanta Braves need their name revoked. As do the

Kansas City Chiefs
Chicago Blackhawks
Golden State Warriors


9 posted on 06/18/2014 10:26:34 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
If I were Snyder, I’d look at moving the Effin team to L.A. - Screw D.C. - you see what your politcal correctness to a fault gets you? I’d love it.

But then they win. The Redskins are gone. Logos change - just like with my own Buffalo Bills.

We can't lose the Redskins. We can change the logo.

10 posted on 06/18/2014 10:31:35 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Obadiah
Then the Atlanta Braves need their name revoked. As do the Kansas City Chiefs Chicago Blackhawks Golden State Warriors

They are next.

11 posted on 06/18/2014 10:33:04 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

I really wish I cared about the NFL. I am on the Redskins’ side here...I hate that the government is keeping the team from using the name.

On the other hand, the NFL’s open celebration of sodomy and hatred of Rush Limbaugh’s effort to own part of a team has caused me to walk away from even watching pro football.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 10:33:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: TangledUpInBlue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports_team_names_and_mascots_derived_from_indigenous_peoples


13 posted on 06/18/2014 10:34:12 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Well, I see the Navajo Code Talkers were deeply offended when they were honored by the Redskins.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 10:34:58 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Bring back the sash!)
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To: TomServo

And when larger ethnic groups are considered, there are the Fighting Irish and the Minnesota Vikings (for starters).

This does not ban the Redskins from calling themselves Redskins, but it makes it harder for them to sue to stop knock-offs. I’d say they should stay Redskins and find as many American Indians as possible who like it (and there are a lot). And endure the knock-offs which at this point would only make them more famous, not less.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 10:38:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

It’s stupid, but don’t get hung up on the stupidity. It’s really a way of making us all feel guilty for the eeeevvvviiiilllll things that this country has done, and all Whites are responsible for, and should feel guilty for, etc etc.

The country has wiped out slavery and discrimination. What’s left except to go after NAMES of teams?

Do they outlaw Redskin Potatoes next?


16 posted on 06/18/2014 10:41:10 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: I want the USA back

A restored faith in God will be the only way America will be able to get past the false blasphemies and put any true problems right.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 10:42:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Obadiah

I would think that Native Americans would be more offended by the Cowboys.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 10:42:27 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Now, that’s a great comment, one I never heard before in regards to this! LOL


19 posted on 06/18/2014 10:46:33 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A restored faith in God will be the only way America will be able to get past the false blasphemies and put any true problems right.

________________________________

Hi HighTec! You are so right!!!!!

;-)


20 posted on 06/18/2014 10:48:19 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

This idiotic rule could apply to the Yankees (northerners), Giants (large people), Reds (communists), Flames (homosexuals) and Senators (criminals).


21 posted on 06/18/2014 10:49:09 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

I would think that Native Americans would be more offended by the Cowboys.

_________________________

Lol! My husband LOVES this comment.


22 posted on 06/18/2014 10:50:03 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Obadiah

The Vikings too. I find that name offensive in the new climate.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 10:51:34 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Badabing Badablonde

oh, yeehaw.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 10:52:54 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SumProVita

Well if there was one thing cowboys were noted for fighting, it was... Indians.

Although there probably were a lot of cowboys who WERE Indians. The Old West could use any willing soul, and with its rigors it didn’t have time for the luxuries of racism.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 10:55:14 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Don’t forget Rebels. Cuz we all know that’s really racist, esp. at Ole Miss.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 10:56:07 AM PDT by rintense
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To: TangledUpInBlue
These names must be changed immediately!!:

Pontiac, Michigan
Potomac River
Sioux City, South Dakota
And a host of other American Indian names for rivers and other things.
I demand it in the name of Social Justice!
And take that Indian women off the dollar coin!!
27 posted on 06/18/2014 10:57:33 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Just goes to show you that NOBODY but the FedGov owns anything in this country anymore and that very same FedGov can take it away or change anything t wants beyond recognition.

The Bill of Rights is dead.

Free Speech is dead: Try to speak your mind in acadamia nowaday!

Assembly is dead: Ask the Boy Scouts being forced to accept queer.

Private property is dead: Redskins is a great case in point.

The right to be free from illegal searches and seizures.

NSA

Kelo

it just goes on and on.

I'm thinking that the south was right as far as States Rights goes.

28 posted on 06/18/2014 11:05:21 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Perhaps rename them...

1. Washington Collective
2. Washington Cronies
3. Washington Usurpers


29 posted on 06/18/2014 11:13:36 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: Obadiah

The KC Chiefs have an arrowhead with KC inside as a logo. Arrowheads are not an American Indian only thing and neither are chiefs.


30 posted on 06/18/2014 11:13:57 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Obadiah

This is just a test case.
If Obama & Co. manage this extreme, politically correct BS, expect the Chiefs, Blackhawks and Warriors to receive letters shortly after, along with many others.
This is `Nineteen Eighty-four’ in practice. Such things as “Redskins” offend Big Brother and the Uni-party Innner Members and, more importantly, it shows how they control us.
Recall that Orwell’s definition of “power”: the ability to make others suffer.
Not physical pain as such, as much as disgust and revulsion that these people, who have so much to do apparently feel they don’t have anything better to do than attack ... sports team symbols.
It comes straight from the White Hut, just one more outrage—the “change” they promised, whipping us into shape.
But Heavens ... let’s not talk about going after him, throwing-off the imposter with Articles of Impeachment for his numerous crimes and misdemeanors along with senseless nonsense such as this. The female half of the Uni-party, the GOP-e, would not approve.
It would be gauche.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 11:23:05 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Obadiah

“My Father—Restrain your feelings, and hear calmly what I shall say. I shall tell it to you plainly, I shall not speak with fear and trembling. I feel no fear. I have no cause to fear. I have never injured you, and innocence can feel no fear. I turn to all, red skins and white skins, and challenge an accusation against me.”

-Chief Black Thunder, 1815


32 posted on 06/18/2014 11:29:42 AM PDT by cizinec ( For the Republic!)
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To: StormEye

I live in Oklahoma, and man are we in trouble!


33 posted on 06/18/2014 11:31:13 AM PDT by cizinec ( For the Republic!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

The complaint says “Redskins” is derogatory. More specifically, it is that the word was understood to be derogatory at the time it was first recognized.

There are two problems with this: First, as a matter of fact, was Redskins understood to be derogatory at the time it was first recognized? If it was, why wasn’t a complaint registered at the time? In real time, when the Boston Braves changed its name to Boston Redskins, it was (a) to differentiate them from the Boston Braves baseball team, and (b) as recognizing that the head coach and several players were (or at least claimed to be) of Indian ancestry. So, it was a source of pride.

Second, to the extent that Redskins has an edge to it, like Celtics, Vikings, Pirates, Rebels and many other nicknames of the pro sports teams, this wasn’t derogatory either. It was an acknowledgement of the honorable opposition of various people to the encroachment of the greater community. We Americans respect Indians who resisted the expansion of the U.S. across the continent, including Tecumseh, Sitting Bull and Geronimo, even though we fought them.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 11:33:34 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Obadiah

The Black Hawks were named after the team founder’s WW I Army Batallion


35 posted on 06/18/2014 12:42:19 PM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: kaktuskid

Yeah, and that battalion was probably named after Chief Blackhawk.


36 posted on 06/18/2014 1:12:27 PM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Scoutmaster
Exhibit “A” demonstrating that this whole kerfuffle is nothing more than the tyrannical Left seeking to impose their intolerance on those who they oppose.

This is simply a brutal effort to bludgeon people into submission.

37 posted on 06/18/2014 1:14:52 PM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

disparaging name???

how about “cracker barrel”???

or “white castle”????

what about all the rap groups songs about white people??

go to hell, the whole stinkin lot of em..


38 posted on 06/18/2014 3:50:38 PM PDT by joe fonebone (a socialist is just a juvenile communist)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

If it comes to this, they could change their name to “Engines.”

But spell it “Injuns”, when it suits them.


39 posted on 06/18/2014 4:49:03 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: TangledUpInBlue; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


40 posted on 06/20/2014 11:51:44 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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