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Letís Get Rid Of Offensive Things
Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Derek Hunter

Posted on 06/22/2014 4:55:36 AM PDT by Kaslin

I apologize in advance for some of the terminology in this column. Much of it may make you angry, upset or downright sick to your stomach. It’s not that I use the name “Washington Redskins,” it’s that I talk about the Internal Revenue Service on page 2. Again, apologies.

This week the American people were taught a valuable lesson – never underestimate the willingness of white progressives to be offended on behalf of people who aren’t and to impose their will on those who didn’t ask for it. (What tribe do you suspect these protesters are from?) The U.S. Trade and Patent Office canceled trademarks held by the Washington Redskins because they determined the trademark, issued by the same government that just voided them, was for an offensive term. This decision will be appealed, and Redskins owner Dan Snyder probably will win.

But this case was never about the trademark, it was about publicity for the progressives’ word police to apply pressure on Snyder to change a name they don’t want to exist. They don’t really give a damn, mind you – Snyder is just a convenient high-profile target in their attempt to control our language. If you control the language – what words can be used (Redskins) or their definitions (marriage) – it makes it that much easier to control the people.

This latest charge is being led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who took to the floor of the Senate to attack the name and lie about the ramifications of the ruling. Reid said anyone could now start printing their own Redskins merchandise and profit from it, which is a flat-out lie. The common law trademark remains in place no matter what the government does. Harry Reid, a lawmaker and lawyer, was openly advising people they could freely break the law.

But Reid is no fool. He’s quite deliberate in his deception. Whenever he slanders private citizens, such as the Koch brothers, or advises people to break the law he does so on the Senate floor, where he, thanks to the speech and debate clause of the Constitution, enjoys full immunity from any ramifications resulting from anything he says. Any basement silkscreener arrested for making counterfeit Redskins merchandise on the advice of the senate majority leader won’t be able to touch him.

Reid knows this, but he’s counting on most people not to, so as to harm Snyder’s bottom line.

It’s ironic Democrats, who call investigations into the IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the VA and any other Obama administration scandal you can think of a distraction and waste of valuable time, but they have plenty of time to write letters, give speeches and lead the charge against a sports team’s mascot.

But even more ironic is that Democrats can, with a straight face, claim to be leading this charge in the name of cultural sensitivity to Native Americans. Democrats in every state of the union have an annual fundraising dinner called the Jefferson/Jackson Day Dinner. The Jefferson is Thomas Jefferson, and if progressive college professors taught us anything it’s that Jefferson was a slave owner. But, in the pantheon of progressive sensitivities, he’s a saint compared to Andrew Jackson.

Jackson, a lifelong military man and Democrat, was responsible for untold thousands of Native American deaths. Jackson oversaw the Trail of Tears, where lands were forcibly taken from tribes and they were marched west, many to their deaths. When the Supreme Court ruled the removal of the Cherokee Nation unlawful, Jackson simply ignored them, saying of Chief Justice John Marshall’s ruling, “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”

The Supreme Court has no army, the president does. Jackson simply ignored the ruling and removed the Cherokee anyway.

What’s more offensive: a sports team nickname people have to have explained to them why it’s offensive, or celebrating a genocidal, power-mad narcissist who ignored the Constitution and imposed his will on people? Every year, the Democrats celebrate and fundraise off the genocidal, power-mad narcissist.

But if we’re banning things that are offensive, how about we start with something that polls higher than gingivitis with the American people?

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified Friday before Congress about the magical disappearance of two years of Lois Lerner’s emails. Looking like a smug, perverted grandfather, Koskinen refused to apologize for concealing this alleged “hard-drive crash” and was actually apologized to by committee Democrats.

You read that right, Democrats apologized to him! Do yourself a favor, take a minute and go read this piece on the hearing. Share it, spread it around. Democrats apologized to the head of the IRS, the same IRS that will give you a colonoscopy, take your house, seize your bank accounts and send you to prison for not being able to produce receipts from seven years ago.

Democrats are the party of the IRS, and they’re proud of it.

That is, or should be, offensive to every taxpayer. But taxpayers aren’t an ethnic group. They aren’t a sexual orientation. They aren’t a progressive-created victim class, so they aren’t a constituency Democrats attempt to appeal to. In short: We don’t count.

The progressive website Vox.com even wrote a piece this week saying the problems at the IRS (meaning the targeting of conservatives and destruction of subpoenaed emails) mean the agency’s budget needs to be increased. (I won’t link to it because I don’t want to give them the traffic, but you can easily find it, if you’re looking to lower your IQ 20 points.)

You want to talk about offensive … the White House, congressional Democrats and the IRS claiming a computer crash can lose emails stored on an external server is offensive. Celebrating America’s ethnic cleanser-in-chief with an annual dinner is offensive. Elected officials wasting their time and our money weighing in on anything related to professional sports is offensive. The only thing offensive about the Redskins is their play.

So yes, let’s get rid of truly offensive things.


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1 posted on 06/22/2014 4:55:36 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

"Retard" is racist now?

2 posted on 06/22/2014 4:58:08 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Kaslin

3 posted on 06/22/2014 5:02:51 AM PDT by Brother Cracker (My Mossberg 500 helps me deal with being old and cranky)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Suck it up............................
...........then, go away.

OR ELSE!


4 posted on 06/22/2014 5:06:16 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE; mowhommod was a MOLESTER CRIMINAL; sharia is POISON.)
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To: Kaslin

Last night I watched the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Team formerly known as the racially insensitive term for aboriginal natives of the continent forcibly renamed by oppressive European invaders.


5 posted on 06/22/2014 5:08:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Kaslin

I wonder if “Niggas’ With Attitude” was trademarked?


6 posted on 06/22/2014 5:08:56 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

All this dissension is just Sun Tzu’s Art of War application of disrupt your enemy within itself. satan knows it well!

Let’s Get Rid Of Offensive Things

My first thought would be to make a list:

Obama
Hillary.....

But then I remembered the old saying, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”

Free Republic is offensive to many lib’s just as DU is to many of our members..

Tolerance is not being politically correct... It’s being OK when it is not.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 5:09:53 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

I am working on a case right now where a very dark black woman (and Fed Government employee) is being reprimanded, leave without pay for a month and demoted just because she said of her self, “It ain’t bad being a nigger.”

A Bi-Racial woman took offense and filed many formal complaints!!!


8 posted on 06/22/2014 5:14:21 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

I am offended Communist call themselves Democrats.


9 posted on 06/22/2014 5:22:37 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

These people were never offended by this until the Democrat organizers told them to be so.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 5:24:42 AM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: depressed in 06
I want this trade mark revoked! It is only fair!


11 posted on 06/22/2014 5:31:55 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: CommieCutter
These people were never offended by this until the Democrat organizers told them to be so.

Exactly, ask Bob Costas or any other overpaid spectator with a microphone why its offensive now but wasn't offensive 10 years ago. They won't have a rational answer.
12 posted on 06/22/2014 5:34:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Brother Cracker

Peaches, plums, avocadoes, tomatoes!
Let’s fall on ‘em like a sack of potatoes!
Redskin that is...
Rah! Rah! Rah!


13 posted on 06/22/2014 5:59:51 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: Alas Babylon!

Ritz! That sounds like writs, as in being hauled into court! No fair to the jailbirds!

And of course the crackers.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 6:01:35 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: depressed in 06
I am offended Communists call themselves Democrats.

I'm offended Democrats call themselves Americans.

15 posted on 06/22/2014 6:20:11 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: depressed in 06

“I am offended Communist call themselves Democrats.”

Stop giving Communists a bad name... At least Communists are overt in what they are promoting and not devious in saying they are for one thing when actually their hidden agenda is what they are working for.


16 posted on 06/22/2014 7:08:56 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: MNnice

“I’m offended Democrats call themselves Americans.”

Too funny.... but true!!!


17 posted on 06/22/2014 7:10:24 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Kaslin

I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.

Let’s ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians.

If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.

The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60’s alive. Gone. It’s offensive to the white folk.

The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men’s lives.

I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.

Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates! Don’t forget the Oklahoma Sooners.

Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children.

The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children.

The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.

The Milwaukee Brewers-—well that goes without saying. . . Wrong message to our children.

So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the do-nothing congress loves . . .

With all of this in mind, it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women’s athletic teams to something other than “the Beavers.”

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18 posted on 06/22/2014 7:10:57 AM PDT by dgkb
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To: cripplecreek

We need to do away with horns and get rid of the the word “honk”, I am very offended that when people engage their horns they make a “honky” sound.


19 posted on 06/22/2014 7:15:43 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: tired&retired
At least Communists are overt in what they are promoting and not devious in saying they are for one thing when actually their hidden agenda is what they are working for.

Point well taken. I have often called Democrats, Socialist without the honesty.

My wife points out, that, when I call Hitlery, the Bitch, I am maligning my dogs.

20 posted on 06/22/2014 7:28:10 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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