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Sweden Demands Football Vikings Change Name
White House Dossier ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Keith Koffler

Posted on 06/19/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT by Hoodat

The nation of Sweden is demanding that the Obama administration act to deny copyright status to the Minnesota Vikings, claiming the name demeans its citizens and all other Scandinavians.

“We can no longer tolerate the use of this disgusting epithet by an American football team,” said Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Milkquist in a letter to President Obama

“First of all, ‘football’ means ‘soccer,’ Milkquist wrote. “I realize that this is an unrelated matter, but it really pisses people off in Europe. You only use your foot occasionally in football, whereas in soccer the foot is the only thing you can use. Or at least the main thing.

“Secondly, the term ‘Vikings’ suggests a violent race intent on pillaging small villages and stealing their women,” Milkquist continued. “In fact, the Vikings were a peace-loving people who spread goodwill throughout the world and grew strawberries in the summer.”

Milkquist wrote that the “proper” term is “Norsemen,” saying, “Please tell your patent office to rename the team the Minnesota Norsemen.”

He noted that a group of Minnesota Vikings were at one time referred to as “The Purple People Eaters,” adding, “See what I mean?”

Milkquist called the U.S. ambassador into his office Wednesday, handed him the letter, and smacked him in the face. He also suggested to the ambassador that the United States change the name of the Green Bay Packers as well. “It’s nothing against Sweden, it’s just bad name,” he said. “You Americans have no taste.”

The White House said it would immediately begin proceedings to . . .

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Maryland; US: Minnesota; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: fascism; nfl; obama; redskins; satire
Yes, it's satire, yet totally appropriate.
1 posted on 06/19/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat
“First of all, ‘football’ means ‘soccer,’ Milkquist wrote. “I realize that this is an unrelated matter, but it really pisses people off in Europe. You only use your foot occasionally in football, whereas in soccer the foot is the only thing you can use. Or at least the main thing.

Soccer is for Satan

2 posted on 06/19/2014 8:05:25 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Hoodat

So what group is going to complain about the name of the Green Bay Packers?


3 posted on 06/19/2014 8:06:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Hoodat

FIFA will soon file a lawsuit against NFL for ‘insulting’ their ‘traditional’ and ‘original’ game of “FOOTBALL” with the NFL’s own twisted and “violent” version of the game.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 8:07:41 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: FatherofFive
You only use your foot occasionally in football

Yeah, all those people out there running up and down the field on their hands is really silly looking.

5 posted on 06/19/2014 8:07:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Hoodat

Cliven Bundy has filed a friend of the court brief requesting the Dallas Cowboys change their name. He is insulted by the poor performance of “Cowboys”, and is requesting the US patent office to pull the patent from owner Jerry Jones, who Bundy claims is “no real Cowboy”.


6 posted on 06/19/2014 8:07:59 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Hoodat

Sarcasm?


7 posted on 06/19/2014 8:08:01 AM PDT by July4
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To: Cincinatus

Darn it! That makes my blood boil. Packers are a proud people. Two of them have contacted me and are offended.

How dare you say that!

/s


8 posted on 06/19/2014 8:09:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Hoodat

I’m surprised that no one has said anything about the Pro Team about 3 Hours south of Omaha. The Kansas City.....(don’t want to anger the PC Gods) so I won’t say the name. /sarc


9 posted on 06/19/2014 8:09:42 AM PDT by Huskr4Bush
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To: Hoodat

This is so funny, but Libs can’t laugh at themselves. They just don’t get it.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 8:09:48 AM PDT by July4
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To: Hoodat

The Cleveland Browns are named after a famous Negro boxer.
Surely that has to go....


11 posted on 06/19/2014 8:10:47 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Hoodat
I thought their name had been changed to:


12 posted on 06/19/2014 8:11:31 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Hoodat; Fred Nerks
Snorri Sturluson approves of this message.

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13 posted on 06/19/2014 8:12:40 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Hoodat

Today what is satire is tomorrow’s law.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 8:13:16 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: Cincinatus

So what group is going to complain about the name of the Green Bay Packers?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The Fudge Packers who run the White House?


15 posted on 06/19/2014 8:13:59 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Hoodat

Names (to which there are unlikely to objections from our government) for sports teams: CRACKERS, WHITEBREADS, and HONKIES.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 8:14:09 AM PDT by July4
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To: Cincinatus
So what group is going to complain about the name of the Green Bay Packers?

LOL, glad I didn't have a mouth full of coffee...

17 posted on 06/19/2014 8:14:36 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Hoodat

Also the Fighting Irish name, which is both racist and encourages violence.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 8:27:11 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Don’t forget the Vandals of Idaho.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 8:29:06 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat

California Angels will likely be next anyway as the atheists show the greatest proclivity to sue.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 8:33:10 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Hoodat

I visited the Olympic Penninsula in May.

There is an indian reservation there, on the Pacific Ocean. The tribe highschool sports teams are the Red Devils.

That un pc slur is both ethnic and religious. But...... on the tribal national lands, it is probably not subject to the offense spewed by other tribes.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 8:35:46 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Cincinatus

Why would anyone object to be called a “packer”? Everyone knows it is something to be celebrated.


22 posted on 06/19/2014 8:40:16 AM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: Hoodat

Satire ... I hear the sufferers of acromegaly (gigantism) are particularly offended by the "New York Giants". The U.S. Patent Office will get right on that to punish those insensitive New Yorkers.


23 posted on 06/19/2014 8:40:40 AM 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: Hoodat

Hey it’s time that the NY & SF Giants change their as it is offensive to midgets and short people.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 8:48:49 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

FYI..on a lighter note...read the article...it’s a hoot..


25 posted on 06/19/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Hoodat
Don’t forget the Vandals of Idaho.

They took all the handles.

26 posted on 06/19/2014 9:00:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Huskr4Bush
I’m surprised that no one has said anything about the Pro Team about 3 Hours south of Omaha.

The Scots had chiefs and arrowheads. There are no Indians on their logo.

27 posted on 06/19/2014 9:02:53 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: All

as a Christian, I’m offended by New Orleans using the name ‘Saints’ for their football team. Everyone knows that NOLA is on the complete opposite side of Christian saints.

</sarcasm>


28 posted on 06/19/2014 9:09:04 AM PDT by I_Publius
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To: Ingtar

Have you forgotten the San Diego Padres?


29 posted on 06/19/2014 9:14:42 AM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Hoodat

The Democrats should be forced to changed their name as well as we all know they are not democrats but Socialists!


30 posted on 06/19/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: markomalley

Depends on how good or bad their season is going.....


31 posted on 06/19/2014 9:17:15 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Cincinatus

That would be the Human Rights Campaign


32 posted on 06/19/2014 9:21:21 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: ken5050

The Viking Kittens!


33 posted on 06/19/2014 9:25:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Hoodat

National Society of Williams demands Buffalo change its team name.
Crayola demands Cleveland change its team name.
Protestants demand New Orleans change its team name.
Cash buyers demand San Diego change its team name.
PETA demands Denver, Atlanta, Seattle, St Louis, Cincinnati and almost every high school in the US change their team name.
American Propeller Aircraft Enthusiasts demand New York change it team name.
Short People Everywhere demand New York change its other team name.


34 posted on 06/19/2014 9:31:21 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Hoodat
The nation of Sweden is demanding that the Obama administration act to deny copyright status to the Minnesota Vikings, claiming the name demeans its citizens and all other Scandinavians.

As a 40-year Viking fan of Swedish extraction, I would submit that the team's play does that on its own.

35 posted on 06/19/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Cincinatus
So what group is going to complain about the name of the Green Bay Packers?

There's a reason the Packers wear Green And Yellow. (ducking)

36 posted on 06/19/2014 9:33:23 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Hoodat
So, when will they insist that the cartoon "How to train your Dragon" be changed?


37 posted on 06/19/2014 9:39:05 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Hoodat

And as an American of Swedish descent I am offended as well. Mostly because they were so awful last year. Free tickets to a game or a jersey might ease some of my offense!


38 posted on 06/19/2014 10:11:34 AM PDT by scottteng (Suntrust Bank is the worlds worst stay away!)
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To: Hoodat

Norseman is discriminatory. I would recommend Norseperson.


39 posted on 06/19/2014 10:15:52 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Hoodat

As someone sometimes afflicted with premature ejaculation, it the “Sooners” name adopted by the University of Oklahoma offends me. If reports are true that nearly 35% of men in the US have at times faced this challenge, sufficient constituency clearly exists for the USPTO to take action against the University of Oklahoma similar to what they have done with the Washington Redskins. The University should be made to adopt a name more socially acceptable, one that does not offend so many people. Say perhaps the Oklahoma “Laters”... cause they are always talking about “next year.”


40 posted on 06/19/2014 10:53:21 AM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: kimoajax

TMI!


41 posted on 06/19/2014 11:11:29 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Oldhunk

libs will object on the basis of firearm meaning.


42 posted on 06/19/2014 11:17:59 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Hoodat

Are the Native Americans going to ask for the Dallas Cowboys to change their name because the white man played cowboys and Indians?


43 posted on 06/19/2014 12:03:49 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: morphing libertarian

I was thinking of a different kind of “packer”.


44 posted on 06/19/2014 12:47:15 PM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: Oldhunk

I’ll keep ur secret


45 posted on 06/19/2014 12:53:50 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Huskr4Bush

The C word?


46 posted on 06/19/2014 3:19:18 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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