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The Redskins Ruling's Slippery Slope
Investor' Business Daily ^ | 06/19/2014 | IBD Staff

Posted on 06/20/2014 5:18:35 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Sticks And Stones: Whatever one's view about the name "Redskins," the public should worry about the government bowing to political pressure and stripping a trademark nearly 80 years after it was first used. Where will it end? [snip]

Surely the Cleveland Indians' mascot has to go. Chief Wahoo is a goofy cartoon depiction of a Native American, whereas the Redskins logo shows a dignified and stoic warrior.

And how about the "Fighting Irish"? Doesn't that feed into the disparaging image of drunken Irishmen? Or the "Buccaneers" and the "Raiders," which seem to be derogatory terms for pirates? How many "Vikings" mascots wear a farcical, and historically inaccurate, horned helmet?

For that matter, what about names such as "Dago Swagg" or "Mammy Jamia's"? Both are registered trademarks that employ what could be construed as derogatory names.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nfl; redskins; trademark

1 posted on 06/20/2014 5:18:36 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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2 posted on 06/20/2014 5:21:15 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Hail to the Redskins!


3 posted on 06/20/2014 5:21:22 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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I’m going to buy a few vintage Redskins jerseys while I can just so I can wear them around and pi$$ liberals off.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 5:30:22 AM PDT by circlecity
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Here’s a chance to get rid of Oklahoma ... the name means “red skinned people” ... I would think that would be some kind of abuse for someone!


5 posted on 06/20/2014 5:31:11 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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By his majesty’s royal decree, King Barack of the House Soteoro, henceforth all competitive sports teams shall only be known as ‘The Sharks.” And when in situations that competition must arise between two teams, his majesty’s record will reflect outcomes by label of ‘Sharks of Lord X’ over ‘Sharks of Lord Y.’


6 posted on 06/20/2014 5:35:36 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore..)
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To: All

I am Ani-Yun-Wiya. (If you don’t know, look it up.)
I have absolutely no problem at all with the nicknames of ANY sports teams...It’s just that...a nickname...


7 posted on 06/20/2014 5:38:47 AM PDT by Boonie
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Got a great idea for making money off the “Fighting Irish” logo but don’t feel like paying royalties to Notre Dame? Just collect enough Irish friends who are willing to say they’re offended, march ‘em over to the patent and trademark office, get a good lawyer, and your home free!


8 posted on 06/20/2014 5:40:26 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Stosh
I've already done this last night. Expecting windfall of "one hundred billion dollars" within 5 days.
9 posted on 06/20/2014 5:41:23 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore..)
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Since this is a political decision coming out of Washington, I would not schedule anymore home games until that decision is reversed.

$$$$$$$$$$$$


10 posted on 06/20/2014 5:44:19 AM PDT by RetSignman (MODERATE Islamist are not as extreme, they stop cutting just before the jugular vein.)
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anymore>>any more


11 posted on 06/20/2014 5:47:40 AM PDT by RetSignman (MODERATE Islamist are not as extreme, they stop cutting just before the jugular vein.)
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What about the Atlanta Braves and their stupid tomahawk chop chant?


12 posted on 06/20/2014 5:48:47 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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Next TEA Party event in DC everyone should wear a redskins red and gold.


13 posted on 06/20/2014 5:49:43 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

-—how about changing the name to THE WASHINGTON THIN SKINS
with a picture of H Reid in a skirt as the logo??


14 posted on 06/20/2014 5:53:35 AM PDT by oldbugleboy
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Its not a slippery slope, its the bottom of the cess pit.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 5:54:18 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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16 posted on 06/20/2014 5:55:00 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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And what about the (blessed) cheesemakers’ feelings toward the Packers’ symbol?


17 posted on 06/20/2014 5:56:12 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Individual Rights in NJ
By his majesty’s royal decree, King Barack of the House Soteoro, henceforth all competitive sports teams shall only be known as ‘The Sharks.”

Well good, at least the San Jose Sharks won't have to change their name.

18 posted on 06/20/2014 5:56:27 AM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

How about uncle Ben too....perhaps a few white uncle bens would be offended. Wait a minute, sorry, whites don’t count.


19 posted on 06/20/2014 5:58:14 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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20 posted on 06/20/2014 5:59:03 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Mark17

How about New Jersey being offensive to inhabitants of the Jersey Islands?? Same for New York. Or, Delaware using the English name rather than the real indian name for the place?
On and on it goes, where it stops, no one knows. Maybe Kunta Kinte gets his real name back too?


21 posted on 06/20/2014 6:05:00 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

There is apparently a public school that has a “Redskins” mascot - that is also nearly 100% Navajo.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 6:15:47 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Mouton
Maybe Kunta Kinte gets his real name back too?

Only if Alex Haley does a Dracula move, and changes his name to Chicken George.

23 posted on 06/20/2014 6:21:52 AM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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And if, as an Irish American, I found General Mill’s trademark “Lucky Charms” breakfast cereal and the Leprechaun cartoon character to be offensive, would they take that one away, too?


24 posted on 06/20/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT by scouter
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Poll: What Should the Redskins’ New Name Be?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3170102/posts


25 posted on 06/20/2014 6:27:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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Will Congress do something or as usual do nothing while in the fetal position?


26 posted on 06/20/2014 6:27:32 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: AZLiberty

The Packers are not named for cheese packing.................


27 posted on 06/20/2014 6:27:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Mark17

Haha. They can always be “Sharks 1”


28 posted on 06/20/2014 6:28:05 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore..)
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To: scouter

Don’t forget about all that rap music that is offensive, if the N-word, bitches and hos, or gun references are used in the song then the patent should be made null and void.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 6:29:34 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: Red Badger

I know, but their fans are still cheeseheads.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 10:07:08 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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What Should the Redskins’ New Name Be?

31 posted on 06/20/2014 10:24:34 AM PDT by Bratch
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Whatever one's view about the name "Redskins,"

Here's a better opening for articles on this topic...

"Whether or not you are a part of the miniscule minority of people that consider the name "Redskins" offensive ..."

32 posted on 06/20/2014 11:17:31 AM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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33 posted on 06/22/2014 11:53:13 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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