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Whatís in a (Amerindian) name? Letís ask the Army. (names of helicopters are raaacist)
Hotair ^

Posted on 06/29/2014 9:09:11 AM PDT by chessplayer

I know what you’re thinking. Good Lord, not another Washington Redskins racism story. I can relate to that feeling, since I’ve been sick of the subject since I first heard of it as a young man. Well, fear not… it may have started there, but today we’ll jog off on an interesting side path which has cropped up. It isn’t just sports teams which use names associated with indigenous Americans – far from it – and Dr. James Joyner highlights one example which is right in front of our faces… at least if you’re anywhere near an Army base. He references a piece by Simon Waxman, who argues that the US Army is slurring Native Americans with the names of our helicopters.


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1 posted on 06/29/2014 9:09:11 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Are they going to rename that river running through the District of Corruption too? Its the Potomac..a strangely Indian (American type) name. Somebody must be hurt by it. Duplicitous bass turds.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 9:12:06 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: chessplayer

Yep, I heard that Apache helicopters are bigoted. We have to be politically correct, and change the names of military hardware now.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 9:12:13 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: chessplayer
OMG! I mean, really!!

Maybe they should Sioux.

4 posted on 06/29/2014 9:13:33 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The Army could always rename the Apache to something more descriptive like “the Killer.”


5 posted on 06/29/2014 9:13:49 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: chessplayer

Jeep Grand CHEROKEE; there are hundreds of registered trademarks for each of these: Apache, Cherokee and Sioux.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 9:13:55 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: chessplayer

Sheesh! How is “Apache” a slur? It’s just their name. Saying stupid, lazy Apache might be a slur, but plain old Apache should be fine.

There won’t be any language left when the liberals get through with it.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 9:16:35 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: chessplayer

What about Seattle? Racist to the core. This cannot be allowed to stand.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 9:18:24 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: chessplayer
When will Disney sue to have the name 'Huey' stripped from the history books?

Dewey and Louie say it demeans their artistic rights.

This has gone beyond comical.

Methinks some folks need to grow some seriesly thick red skin or put some suave on it.

9 posted on 06/29/2014 9:20:17 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: All

Most states will probably have to be renamed too... Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Minnesota, the Dakotas etc, are all Indian names.

Cities too, where does it end?

Maybe we need to name our military hardware after famous transvestites.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 9:21:09 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: NormsRevenge

I think we should get rid of all the Native American names of places, streets etc. Let’s cleanse our society of this bigotry. Then we can also get rid of all the Spanish names places and streets. Let’s give them all good old Anglo-Saxon names.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 9:22:38 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Gunpowder green

We wouldn’t want to “offend” transvestites, would we? It’s horrible to name anything after anybody, this has been made crystal clear over the past decade or two.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 9:24:04 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Oldexpat

It’s not wrong to offend white people, so maybe you have a point.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 9:25:43 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: chessplayer

Well, I’m offended now, since I am of Dutch ancestory, and some one talks about going “dutch” on a date. Well, I doubt if that term gets used much anymore, but still......... Can I get some reparations here? For past offenses of course.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 9:37:23 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: chessplayer
Well, then I guess we'll have to change the name of this fish, the CHINOOK Salmon. Wouldn't want to dis Native Americans, right?

Or how about this flower, which obviously dishonors Native Americans?

The Indian Paintbrush


15 posted on 06/29/2014 9:37:46 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: NormsRevenge
since it's a HOG, will the porcine faction hop onto the bandwagon too???
16 posted on 06/29/2014 9:38:16 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Smokin' Joe

clever!


17 posted on 06/29/2014 9:39:40 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: rktman

As far as I know, Millennials don’t use (and probably never heard) the term “going Dutch” or “Dutch treat” but that’s what they DO. Today the women fresh out of college make about the same income as the guys and they want to pay their own way. To show how liberated they are, I guess. Let ‘em, I say.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 9:44:52 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: chessplayer

The thought police seem to want to wipe out every vestige of our Amerindian brethren.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 9:50:06 AM PDT by Argus
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To: EDINVA

But, but, but isn’t that like the war on women? Or something. LOL! Maybe if the lyin’king walked a mile in my old wooden shoes, he’d change his mind. Or how about tilting at windmills? Lot’s of windmills in Holland. I guess that term is from a bygone era also. Change sucks. LOL!


20 posted on 06/29/2014 9:56:03 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: chessplayer
Well if those Indians don't like it, how about other Indians.

How does the AH-64 Ghandi sound? There has never been an aerial killing machine like the Ghandi.

21 posted on 06/29/2014 9:56:43 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

But Sioux is a name that the FRENCH called the Daokta tribes.
Can we Sue the French for causing all this trouble
?


22 posted on 06/29/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits n firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: EDINVA

The Hans Brinkers really get their lederhosen twisted when somebody says Dutch Courage or Dutch Doors or Dutch Treat - they get all OFFFFFEEEEEENNNNNDED.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 9:57:50 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Don Corleone

“Lakota ‘chopper’ lands”

CRAZY HORSE, S.D. — “Wafts of the earthy aroma of wild sage filled the air as Oglala Medicine Man Roy Stone offered a prayer, blessed the South Dakota National Guards newest aircraft, the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, then tied an eagle feather onto it.”

http://www.nativetimes.com/index.php/news/tribal/5415-lakota-chopper-lands

But what do they know. They have paternalistic, white liberals being offended for them.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 10:01:06 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: NormsRevenge
You probably knew this but the Huey is actually named the Iroquois.
25 posted on 06/29/2014 10:07:27 AM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: Gunpowder green

Most states will probably have to be renamed too... Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Minnesota, the Dakotas etc, are all Indian names.

Cities too, where does it end


Entirely possible. Some libs want the names of some cities in the southwest changed because they say their current names violate separation of church and state.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 10:32:05 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: EinNYC
Don't know what we do in a situation like this.

Mugshot courtesy Billings (Montana) Gazette & Billings PD, June 1st 2014:

Maynard Kinel Whiteman, accused of using a padlock in a downtown Billings assault

27 posted on 06/29/2014 10:38:16 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: chessplayer

“Entirely possible. Some libs want the names of some cities in the southwest changed because they say their current names violate separation of church and state.”

That would screw up more than the southwest.

Even in liberal Boston about 40 streets are named after saints.

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28 posted on 06/29/2014 10:41:00 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Gunpowder green
There won’t be any language left when the liberals get through with it.
I think that is the general idea. How can your opponents think if they don't have the language to do it in? That was the entire idea behind George Orwell's contracting Newspeak vocabulary..
29 posted on 06/29/2014 10:47:35 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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What is wrong with the Army naming some of it’s best equipment after some of their best and worthiest adversaries who have now become part of the Nation?

It’s an honor and recognition of the Indian’s ancestors who fought against being brought out of the stone-age to the point of being recognized as separate nations by the Constitution.

Not to mention all of the tactics and field-craft they taught the Army.


30 posted on 06/29/2014 10:52:44 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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” the US Army is slurring Native Americans with the names of our helicopters.”

Just wait until they roll out the “Elizabeth Warren”


31 posted on 06/29/2014 10:54:58 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: chessplayer

I feel like going out and buying me an Indian motorcycle just for spite.


32 posted on 06/29/2014 11:06:44 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: haroldeveryman

Fake helicopter that supports stealing from all the other aircraft and giving to those who didn’t earn it?


33 posted on 06/29/2014 11:07:32 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Fightin Whitey

But that guy’s named after a WhiteMan, the only demographic it’s OK to offend. Nothing to see here, move on.


34 posted on 06/29/2014 11:12:22 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: chessplayer

Does anyone remember an obscure movie called “The Spirit of 76?”

The year is 2176 and everything has been rendered bland and equal. The funniest thing that had me rolling was when everyone paused to listen to the national anthem. A single tone played for a few seconds and then everyone went about their business.

Liberals would love it.


35 posted on 06/29/2014 11:12:42 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Gunpowder green
There won’t be any language left when the liberals get through with it.

Pretty much. About like Orwell. Double-plus-ungood.

36 posted on 06/29/2014 11:13:43 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: chessplayer

The name Massachusetts might be racist, except we exterminated the Massachusetts tribe before 1750, fortunately, so all that remains is the name.


37 posted on 06/29/2014 11:15:10 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: NormsRevenge

Seriesly, put some Suave on it.

http://www.suave.com/product/category/661365/suave-professionals?gclid=CjgKEAjw8r6dBRDZprbmndPi90sSJAB2U6dRoia4QUQbD2Zh3Wn3I4wIlhaQbaHcmSNKSELgFlW0L_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


38 posted on 06/29/2014 11:17:04 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Mears

Boston is a contraction of St. Bartholomew’s Town. And yes, there is a St. Bartholomew street in Boston.


39 posted on 06/29/2014 11:18:40 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Still Thinking

“Fake helicopter that supports stealing from all the other aircraft and giving to those who didn’t earn it?”

All that and it’s only 1/32nd of a helicopter.


40 posted on 06/29/2014 12:39:46 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: haroldeveryman

Lol!


41 posted on 06/29/2014 12:42:31 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: chessplayer

Which tribe are the Cobra?


42 posted on 06/29/2014 12:45:14 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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I recently visited a reservation on the Olympic peninsula, a prosperous reservation

The high school teams go by the name of “The Red Devils”

signs in the school yard shouted.... Go Red Devils!

They are both racist and religous


43 posted on 06/29/2014 12:48:54 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Fightin Whitey

I dunno, I think I take offense at “Whiteman” as a name for this obviously NOT white criminal piece of garbage. Oh. So he must be forced to change his name, because of the offense his name gives.


44 posted on 06/29/2014 8:30:32 PM PDT by EinNYC
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