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  • Two sides to the crusade to change the Holy Cross nickname

    12/06/2017 5:08:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 6, 2017 | DAN SHAUGHNESSY
    The issue is this: In the eyes of some, the Crusader nickname is offensive to non-Christians. Some folks see it as a symbol of slaughters during the 11th-century Holy Wars between the Christians and Muslims. Others would argue that a Crusader is simply someone who is fighting for a cause. Webster’s Dictionary uses both definitions.
  • [VANITY] Names for Hillary Clinton

    08/29/2016 1:42:34 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 62 replies
    2016 | Fai Mao
    I have kept a list of the names that I've seen Hillary Clinton called for many years. You can tell a lot about someone by the names their enemies call them. I'm sure I've missed some. Since I've seen some good new ones in the past few days I thought I'd post the list. The entire list Ancient Shrew BIAPS (Bill in a pantsuit) Bill’s dishonest 2/3s Billiary Bitchlary Clinton Butcher of Benghazi Cacklebeats Cankles CCIAPS (Crooked Criminal In A Pants Suit) Countess Dracula Crusty(Like the alcoholic clown on the Simpsons) Dinglebillary. Dumbo Elephant legged One Every man’s ex-wife Felonia...
  • FREEPER HANDLES (vanity)

    01/09/2015 12:16:22 AM PST · by eastforker · 34 replies
    eastforker ^ | 01/09/2015 | me
    I have been here going on 15 years. I have seen many freepers come and go, including myself a time or two. I have always retained my handle yet I see names dated from way back when I do not remember ever seeing back then. Is it possible to change your handle and yet keep your sign up date?
  • How Many Nicknames Does Obama Have

    11/06/2014 4:26:45 PM PST · by SandwicheGuy · 122 replies
    Self | 8 November 2014 | Self
    Affirmative Action President America's Nobel Prize-winning statesman  Anti-Midas Bama-Rama-Ding-Dong Bammy Bar-Ack Barry Barry Soetoro Boobamba Caliph Baraq Clown Prince Current Occupant Fundraiser in Chief  GayMuzzie Halfrican Hussein Ill Douce Jive-ass Jug-eared Jackass Kenyan Dog Eater Kenyan King Kenyan POS Kenyan Squatter Liberal Messiah Long-legged Mack daddy Lyin’ King MaoObama Nobama Obama the Undocumented Obamadork Obamao Obamatollah Obamaumao Obambi Obongo Obozo Obozo the National Clown Obumbler Obummer Obungler Odingding OhVomit  Our Little Man Child President Buckwheat President Smidgen pResident  QIC Queer-In-Charge Resident in Chief Retardo the Presinator SAIC  (Supreme Agitator In Chief)  Satan's Favorite Son Sheikh Barack Obama Shitstain on the...
  • Band director loses job amid scandal (Ohio State)

    07/25/2014 9:23:49 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 24, 2014 | Heather Dinich
    The probe was prompted by the complaint of a parent, who said members must swear secrecy oaths "about objectionable traditions and customs," including members marching across the field in their underwear -- witnesses described it as the "Midnight Ramp" -- under the supervision of band directors and staff.
  • Native Americans' Anti-Redskins Ad Airs During NBA Finals

    06/11/2014 6:47:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | June 10, 2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    Native Americans are sending a loud message to the Washington Redskins. A northern California tribe paid for a commercial to air in seven major U.S. cities during halftime of Tuesday's NBA Finals game, their latest plea for the NFL team to change its “racist” name and mascot.
  • On Strange Names and the Curse of Individualism

    12/08/2012 12:50:55 PM PST · by NYer · 171 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 7, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Living and working the African American Catholic Community I have been subject to some time with names that are often unpronounceable. It is a controversial practice even in the Black community for parents to name their children all sorts of crazy, made-up names that are often intentionally misspelled.DeQuanna, Sharkeisha, LaDarrius, Shamyra, Marketta, Shontella, LaRochelle, Shandrika, Charmonique, Myosha, LaKeisha, DeQuan, Rhondella, Raviona, Rominthia, Tomika, LaVenia, Trishela, LaTasha, ABCDE, Tyeisha, Mootron, Knoshon, Keyshawn, Tarquisha, Q’J'Q’Sha, Laquintas, Jamarcus, JoNathans, et al.I trip over this especially at Baptisms when I am supposed to solemnly pronounce the name of the child. Even after the irritated...
  • Dalrymple signs N.D. bill repealing Sioux nickname mandate

    11/09/2011 3:29:06 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | November 09, 2011 | Chuck Haga
    BISMARCK -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation this afternoon repealing the North Dakota law that mandates use of the UND Fighting Sioux nickname. Earlier, by a lopsided margin almost exactly opposite of the vote they cast to defend UND's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo in February, members of the North Dakota House approved a bill today to repeal their earlier action and clear the way for the nickname's retirement. The vote was 63-31, sending the bill to Dalrymple, who at the start of this week's special session had asked the Legislature to repeal the nickname mandate. The Senate had approved...
  • Wisconsin orders high school to change Indians nickname

    09/19/2011 7:16:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 91 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 19, 2011
    Wisconsin education officials have ordered a high school to change its sports nickname from the Indians. An alumnus of Berlin High School north of Milwaukee complained to the state Department of Public Instruction about the use of the nickname. That opened the door to the state ordering the school to change it.
  • Fighting Sioux nickname bill passes N.D. Senate; Dalrymple will sign it

    03/13/2011 1:05:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | March 11, 2011 | Chuck Haga
    The North Dakota Senate voted today to approve legislation ordering UND to retain its controversial Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian-head logo. The vote was 28-15 with four senators absent and not voting, and came after a massive e-mail lobbying campaign that senators said heavily favored approval. The bill, passed earlier by the House on a 65-28 vote, goes now to Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who said he will sign it.
  • Nicknames for Democrats

    02/01/2011 9:57:01 AM PST · by hillarynot · 57 replies
    Freepers have posted some creative nicknames for Democrats in their many posts over the years. I thought it would be interesting to see a thread where all of these are in one place. My favorites are: Schumer "Upchuck"--- Obama "Zero" {My favorite}--- Durbin "Turban Durbin For a little fun, please add to the list
  • Cartoons: O'Bama Booey (and other nicknames)

    11/23/2009 11:05:03 AM PST · by opineapple · 8 replies · 1,359+ views
  • 99 Nicks for nObama, 2nd edition [vanity]

    04/12/2009 5:19:09 PM PDT · by upchuck · 24 replies · 791+ views
    April 12, 2009 | upchuck
    In the spring of 2008 I began to notice the many (mostly derogatory) nicknames for Obama. In October, 2008 I began to casually collect these and published a list in December, 2008 called 99 Nicks for nObama.The collection has continued to grow. So, for your amusement, 99 (more) nicks for Obama, all new 2nd edition: dOpey-One nO 0zama Mr. Hope and Change Comrade Hopenchange Commandante Zero President Herod Obama The Dalai Bama Obeanhead Obfuscator in Chief Barry Enema Pres--ent Uh-bama ObamaRamaDingDong Bamster Buffoon Barry Prez0 BlackBerry Hope-y the Clown Zero the Jackal PrezBo Premier 0bama the illegitimate Obamachev Negromancer! Whatsisname...
  • BAM or BAMster for Obama?

    01/14/2009 8:01:53 AM PST · by GeorgiaGuy · 26 replies · 2,222+ views
    Rush refers to Obama as BAM or BAMster. Where do those words come from? They're not his initials. Are they just a nickname? Thanks.
  • Vanity: What are Secret Service names for McCain and Obama?

    08/07/2008 10:27:21 AM PDT · by llevrok · 101 replies · 355+ views
    8/7/08 | me
    I don't recall the names our Secret Service have given the two main political candidates.Ronald Reagan was "Rawhide". John Edwards was the "Breck Girl"Who are the 2008 Candidates?(suggestions accepted)

    02/11/2008 12:39:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,424+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2008
    February 10, 2008 -- According to mob expert John Carillo, most gangsters don't know one another's last name. "It's a group of people that know each other basically by nicknames or first names." Among the funniest are: Thomas Cacciopoli: "Tommy Sneakers." He "likes sneakers," Michael "Mikey Scars" DiLeonardo testified at the trial of Gambino boss Peter Gotti. Joseph Corozzo: "Jo-Jo," "Miserable." It's about that attitude, Jo-Jo. Robert Epifania: "Bobby the Jew." He's not Jewish. But he "looks like a Jew," his cohorts told investigators. Domenico Cefalu: "Italian Dom," "Dom from 18th Avenue," "The Greaseball." "Greaseball" is the pejorative the elder...
  • 2008 candidates and their nicknames

    12/11/2007 5:14:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 370+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/11/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Meet the presidential candidates by another name — Barry, Bird Legs, Coyote Bill. Such are their childhood nicknames. Several of the candidates go around today with names altered in their youth. Mitt Romney, for example, was named Willard Mitt Romney. In a twist from the usual nickname progression, Fred Thompson actually was named Freddie, and John Edwards was named Johnny. Rudolph Giuliani is running under the less formal Rudy, the name by which his friends and close associates have known him for decades. Behind those modest alterations are a few truly fanciful monikers. They emerged when AP asked...
  • Judge Gives Injunction Over UND Nickname

    11/12/2006 8:19:58 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,127+ views
    Los Angeles Examiner & AP ^ | November 12, 2006
    A district judge has granted a preliminary injunction to stop the NCAA from banning the University of North Dakota from hosting a postseason game because of its "Fighting Sioux" nickname, state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said. Stenehjem said judge Lawrence Jahnke alerted him to the decision Saturday night. Stenehjem did not know the details. UND is among a handful of schools with American Indian nicknames and logos that the NCAA considers hostile and abusive. Those schools are barred from holding postseason tournaments, or from using their nicknames during road playoff games. Stenehjem, in asking for the injunction, said the ban...
  • Denied Indian mascot, McMurry forgoes nickname

    10/16/2006 3:07:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies · 1,049+ views
    AP ^ | October 16, 2006
    ABILENE, Texas -- "Go team go!" is how McMurry University fans will be cheering from now on. After the NCAA rejected McMurry's appeals to keep its Indian mascot, the board of trustees at the private, 1,400-student university dropped the name -- and then decided to forgo a nickname altogether. "Going to a mascot that has four legs and fur just didn't fit who we are," McMurry President John Russell told The Associated Press on Monday. "To take another mascot would be to turn our back on our 83-year history. We know who we are."
  • North Dakota taking NCAA to court over nickname

    10/06/2006 9:48:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies · 1,111+ views
    AP ^ | October 6, 2006
    FARGO, N.D. -- State officials filed a lawsuit Friday against the NCAA to challenge its restrictions on the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the lawsuit, filed in Northeast Central District Court in Grand Forks, alleges a breach of contract by the NCAA, a breach of good faith and illegal restraint of trade. Stenehjem said the lawsuit seeks to allow the University of North Dakota to use the nickname throughout the school year without being sanctioned in possible postseason play, along with unspecified money damages. The NCAA has banned the use of some American...