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  • 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)
  • HOW MOBSTER NICKNAMES GET 'MADE'

    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...
  • NCAA denies Newberry nickname appeal

    10/27/2005 1:57:25 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 31 replies · 1,156+ views
    The State ^ | Oct. 27, 2005 | PATRICK OBLEY
    Newberry College president Dr. Mitchell Zais on Wednesday said the NCAA’s decision to bar the school from hosting postseason events and bear its Native American nickname on uniforms was “unjust, coercive and perhaps illegal.” The school can participate in postseason events as long as its nickname, the Indian face or the arrowhead spear are not displayed in any form. “We are disappointed in this unjust, coercive and perhaps illegal ruling from the NCAA,” Zais said as a part of the school’s formal response to the NCAA’s ruling. “We are sorry that the NCAA feels that Newberry is unfit to host...
  • The Nicknames Dubya Givesya

    09/30/2005 2:42:40 PM PDT · by Feiny · 42 replies · 947+ views
    Nick Name data base ^ | unsure | GWB
    This site lists all the nick names Dubya has for people. Some are very funny. He calls Barney Fank "Sabertooth" & and Maureen Dows is "The Cobra". http://www.nndb.com/group/750/000091477/
  • An Open Letter to the NCAA from the President of Univ of North Dakota

    08/12/2005 11:03:16 PM PDT · by Sgt.Po-Po · 43 replies · 1,243+ views
    An Open Letter to the NCAA: The quiet serenity of our beautiful campus was disturbed early August 5 by news reports that the NCAA had decided to address the Indian nickname issue. The early reports were unclear; the words mascot, nickname, and logo were used interchangeably, and the loaded words “abusive” and “hostile” were invoked without definition and without any real clear idea as to how they were being applied. We don’t have a mascot, and our logo was designed by a very well-respected American Indian artist. We couldn’t imagine that these reports would apply to us. Later, we saw...
  • “FREE SPEECH”, ITHACA STYLE (August, 2005, ed.)

    08/11/2005 8:37:51 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies · 745+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 8/11/2005
    Today’s Ithaca Journal editorial page is a good primer on what passes for “free speech” in what claims to be “the most enlightened city in America.”First, there are letters to the editor about recent liberal calls to censor both Rush Limbaugh and "the Wizard of Id" from the city’s airwaves and newspapers.Then there is the paper’s own editorial, which calls for the end to “inane, insulting and infuriating” Native American nicknames for sports teams.In support of their call for censoring these team names, the paper trotted out the usual litany of alleged sins committed by the United States against Indians....
  • Scots bicker over birthplace of 'Scotty

    08/03/2005 3:29:22 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 15 replies · 753+ views
    Webindia123 ^ | today | some guy
    Star Trek geekdom is spiraling out of control in Scotland where four towns are warring over the birthplace of the fictional Enterprise engineer, Scotty. The row erupted after the recent death of actor James Doohan (don't tell the Scots, but he was Canadian) who portrayed Montgomery Scott in the U.S. TV cult classic. Aberdeen, Linlithgow, Elgin and Edinburgh all claim to be Scotty's birthplace -- regardless of the fact Scotty's true birthplace was the head of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, the Edinburgh Scotsman reported. Nonetheless, city officials and Trekkies in all four towns have proof backing up their claims...
  • What's in a Name? A Basis for Discrimination, Says 9th Circuit

    07/26/2005 5:57:42 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 35 replies · 1,017+ views
    Law.com ^ | July 26, 2005 | Justin Scheck
    "A good name," wrote Cervantes, "is better than riches." Mamdouh El-Hakem would agree. After spending years fighting a former employer who thought his name wasn't good enough, El-Hakem was vindicated by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week with a modest amount of money -- and an opinion that reaffirms the value of his name. In a ruling that bolsters plaintiff arguments that discrimination can take many forms, the 9th Circuit said that Gregg Young, the CEO of BJY Inc. should not have insisted on calling El-Hakem "Manny." Or, for that matter, "Hank." "Young intended to discriminate against...
  • Seminole tribe still supports Florida State use of nickname

    06/19/2005 11:48:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies · 1,677+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 17, 2005
    MIAMI -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida said it still backs Florida State University's use of the Seminoles nickname, just a week before the NCAA meets on the appropriateness of American Indian nicknames. At its regular Friday meeting, the Tribal Council voted unanimously on a resolution in support of Florida State's nickname, the first time the Tribe has taken an official public step to show support for the Tallahassee school's mascot. "The resolution is a formal document that puts into black and white the sentiment of the Tribe, because we feel that it is an honor and a reflection of...
  • President Bush's Nick-Names (Vanity)

    03/04/2005 3:28:34 PM PST · by PatriotCJC · 39 replies · 1,120+ views
    Myself
    Does anyone have a list of Presidemt Bush's Pet/Nick-Names for the press and foreign leaders???
  • California close to banning 'Redskins' mascots ...

    01/30/2004 9:05:48 AM PST · by BluH2o · 18 replies · 618+ views
    ESPN. com news service | January 29, 2004 | Unknown
    SACRAMENTO -- In addressing an issue that professional sports teams such as the Washington Redskins have faced and resisted in recent years, the California State Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would require the state's middle and high schools to drop "Redskins" as their mascots if the bill becomes law. The Assembly passed the bill 43-20 after a lengthy, passionate debate about Native American-related mascot names that are common throughout California and the nation. If passed by the Senate and signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the ban would begin in January 2006 and make California the first state to issue...
  • Hillary Demands Nicknames for 2004 Election

    12/08/2003 7:41:29 AM PST · by thesummerwind · 209 replies · 410+ views
    self | 12/8/03 | self
    Having survived a Sunday of insufferable Sunday Morning Kiss-up Talk Shows and The Demented Hillary everywhere, I am weary. It was mentioned yesterday by many on many threads, that it is fair to say that our feelings for her cause many of us great discomfort and exhaustion. We have come to know that it can be quite unpleasant to harbor such negative feelings for anyone, and even can be withering, and outrightly consumptive of our health. So today, I was pondering a possible way to remove a little of that uncomfortable disdain for Hillary from our chests and from our...
  • School ban on tribal nicknames upheld

    03/11/2003 11:50:29 PM PST · by ppaul · 20 replies · 530+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 3/11/03 | Deborah Bach
    There will be no Indians, no Braves and no Chiefs at Seattle's public schools after a King County Superior Court judge yesterday upheld a school district policy banning the use of tribal names for school monikers and mascots.Judge James Doerty dismissed an appeal of the policy adopted last July, which prohibits the use of American Indians or Alaskan Natives as school symbols and nicknames. Seattle Public Schools established the policy after the student-run Native American Club at West Seattle High objected to the Indian mascot and nickname used at the school for more than 80 years. The Indian mascot was...
  • TAKING NICKNAMES FOR SENATE MAJORITY LEADER TOM DASCHLE , minority leader DICK GEPHART .....

    10/17/2002 11:21:05 PM PDT · by cousinkoala · 11 replies · 246+ views
    10/17/02 | cousinkoala
    ....starting with ...THE STUPIDS ,...or STUPID IS , AND STUPID DOES , or PROTO - IRAQI- DUO ....
  • Sports Nicknames: Turning the Tables on Racist Imagery

    10/08/2002 9:42:03 AM PDT · by Tancred · 41 replies · 626+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | October 8, 2002 | David Dodds
    A display at UND's International Centre meant to decry the use of American Indian symbols as sports nicknames has produced a stir on campus. A university-sponsored student group, BRIDGES (Building Roads Into Diverse Groups Empowering Students), has hung up dozens of hockey and other sports jerseys with outrageous depictions and thought-provoking sayings, including such emblems as the “Vatican City Pope 'n Pedophiles,” “Cleveland Honkies,” and the “North American Stealers.”Other jerseys displayed have images of Col. George Armstrong Custer with the words “Wounded Knee Crusaders,” and an obvious hooded Ku Klux Klan member under the heading “Atlanta White Devils.”The mock team...
  • Mascot muddle: Ethnic nicknames can show respect

    08/23/2002 5:41:35 AM PDT · by billorites · 2 replies · 517+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | August 23, 2002 | Editorial
    ON WEDNESDAY the State Board of Education voted unanimously to call on New Hampshire school districts to stop using American Indians as models for their sports team mascots. The board cannot order the districts to make this change, so its resolution stands as nothing more than a strong suggestion. It is a suggestion local school districts should ignore. Some American Indian mascots are patently offensive. “Redskins” is hardly a defensible moniker. The great majority of American Indian mascots, however, are emblems of which Americans of all ethnicities, especially American Indians, should be proud. The question most often forgotten in this...
  • NATIVE AMERICAN NAMES FOR RAT POLITICIANS

    05/27/2002 1:11:18 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 35 replies · 548+ views
    DFU ^ | 5-27-02 | DFU
    After composing the latest song parody in which I identified Tommy Daschle as sitting in his high chair atop phone books, an idea came to me. It might be fund to adopt Indian.......er, Native American.........names for RAT politicians. Let's see your creativity. Here's the first entry for Tommy Daschle: Sits on Phone Books. One for Clinton: Dances with Porcelain.
  • Animal rights group wants high school Packers teams renamed

    05/10/2002 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 114 replies · 561+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 5/10/02 | Associated Press
    <p>AUSTIN, MINN. -- An animal rights organization wants Austin High School to stop using the nickname ``Packers.''</p> <p>Austin is the home of Hormel Foods Corporation, maker of SPAM luncheon meat, Cure 81 ham and other products. Packers is short for meatpackers.</p>
  • The Many Nicknames of William Jefferson Blythe Clinton

    04/15/2002 3:14:20 PM PDT · by upchuck · 86 replies · 2,960+ views
    vanity | 4.15.2002 | upchuck
    As I have perused articles and posts here on FR over the last year or so I have been amazed at the numerous nicknames invented for our ex-(thank God)president Bill Clinton. I decided to collect these nicknames. Presented here your your viewing pleasure, The many nicknames of William Jefferson Blythe Clinton: Clintbilly Slickster Bubba der Sleickmeister ArkanBilly Slickbilly Teflon Billybubba Draft-dodger Sinkmeister Internbanger Rapist Grifter Slick Willie Klinkton Toon Slimebag Clintonazi Felon-in-Chief Billyboy Slick Billzo Stainmaker Willie Klinton Clintoon Goon-in-Chief Bildo Sink Emperor Caligula Xlinton bILL Chief Slimer Beelzebubba Himbo-Tramp Liar Hillbilly Liar-in-Chief Sick Willie Clintigula His Heinous SleazeBag Willard...
  • Nicknames for Baseball Players

    04/12/2002 10:24:05 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 46 replies · 1,835+ views
    April 13, 2002 | Charlie Henrickson
    I'll start it off with some nicknames for the Boston reliever: Top Ten Nicknames for Ugueth Urbina 10. Ugueth "What-you-pay-for" Urbina 9. Ugueth "Is-as-good-as-mine" Urbina 8. Ugueth "Uggh!" Urbina 7. "Sub" Urbina 6. "Champagne" Urbina 5. "Urbina Legend" 4. "U-Turn" 3. "The Big U-Unit" 2. "W" 1. "Yewz" Charlie Henrickson