Maybe Donald Sterling should buy the Redskins as penance

Welcome to the liberal progressives’ world where nothing is beyond their social egalitarian and PC rule. According to the Washington Post, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.

The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. It was the second time such a case was filed.

Thank the liberal media, because now we are totally distracted from everything else that is going on! Can you believe this, the federal government urged by Obama and his cronies, such as Harry Reid, seeking to intimidate and coerce a professional football team to change its long-held name?

So what’s next? If you even think about touching my hometown Atlanta Braves, we got a fight. Hey, you folks out in Kansas City, are the “Chiefs” next? And the reigning college football national champions are the Florida State Seminoles. When will a vertically-challenged person of Irish extraction come forth and complain about the leprechaun mascot of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish?” Does that imply all Irish are brawlers? Or short?

Government-enforced political correctness and thought police abound amongst us and these progressive socialists will use the power of the federal government to implement their agenda and perverted sense of “fairness.” Will Obama tell the 506th Infantry Regiment they must change their motto from “Currahee” because it’s degrading to the Cherokee nation?

And you folks out there in Dallas — watch out. First of all cowboys were mean to Indians and oppressive — and that Lone Star State symbolism on the helmet is subliminally subversive. And Chicago, your beloved Blackhawks are on the chopping table — oops, Obama wouldn’t want to pick a fight with his homies, would he?

You want a reason to inspire voters for the mid-term elections? Get rid of Harry Reid as the Senate Majority Leader and restore some common sense. With all that’s happening in America and the world, the Obama administration is targeting the Washington Redskins? Heck, I grew up with Sonny Jurgenson and Joe Theisman.

CBS Sports says the victory won’t have any immediate impacts on the Redskins organization, or owner Daniel Snyder’s decision to keep the team’s name. The Redskins will appeal the ruling, but should the ruling be upheld, it would mean that the Redskins would lose its federally trademarked protections. As explained by USAToday.com last month, “The effect would be large because federally registered trademarks keep others from selling items with the team’s logos, although even then the team could try to keep unauthorized merchandisers from using the marks through common law and state statues.”

Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter applauded the ruling earlier this year. “The USPTO ruling sends a powerful message to Washington team owner Dan Snyder and the NFL that in the name of basic decency and respect they should immediately stop spending millions of dollars to promote the R-word,” Halbritter said at the time. “This is a huge potential precedent-setter rooted in the painfully self-evident truth that the Change the Mascot campaign has been reiterating: The R-word is a dictionary defined slur designed to demean and dehumanize an entire group of people. The federal government was right to declare that taxpayers cannot and should not subsidize the promotion of that slur through lucrative patent protections.”

Thanks Ray, next thing you know PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) will complain about animal team mascots. Totally absurd!

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Thomas A. Rice
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They should change the name to the Washington “Politicians,” Nothing more insulting than that.

4MeNoRinos
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scary times..
so sick of the politicians we have now except for the hand full of conservatives out there. sick of this corrupt socialist regime .

HP McLovincraft
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you sound like you need a waaaaambulance

AuntMoe
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Seriously? The fracking US Patent Office! Socialist? How about just plain wonky geeky technocrats. As they’ve always been. Absolutely essential of course, but not headline material.

jakefromstatefarm
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I certainly don’t condone what Donald Sterling said but this is AMERICA, we don’t compel people to sell their property because we don’t like their language. I hope Mr Sterling sues the NBA for billions!!

AuntMoe
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jake – a private body like the NFL can do whatever it wants when it judges a member has violated its own – perhaps arbitrary, but that’s not the issue – standards. They’re not the gov’t or the media. They’re just an industry association and they get to kick people out and stuff like that, all legal like.

Iowa48
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will have to change their name as it is disparaging to Somali fishermen.

The Steelers will also have to change their name as well, due to the fact that many think it is really a thinly veiled snide reference to the thieving Stealers in Congress.

My wife, who dearly loves to shop, is offended by the San Diego Chargers.

jakefromstatefarm
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I find the Chicago “White” Sox name to be offensive can we get that changed and I am sure that there are some fish somewhere that find the Miami Dolphins name offensive. Are there any limits to t

HP McLovincraft
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I thought racism really isn’t that hard of a word to comprehend, but I guess you disproved that.

jakefromstatefarm
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How about the “Washingtonians”. Can’t think of anything more offensive than that!!

Benghazi Barack
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How about the Bureaucrats? Or the Dictators

Betsy Maisel
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WASHINGTON WARRIORS!!!!!! A perfect name for them Thats my vote

Rafael X
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Can’t Michelle find someone that knows photoshop for Mr. West? I mean Michelle Hickford his editor.

The_Patriot
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That’s what you pick on? Get a life X, It doesn’t have to be a Rembrandt to get the point across

HP McLovincraft
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defenders of mediocrity unite!

The_Patriot
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You are mediocre

HP McLovincraft
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you are losing the Culture War. haw haw.

The_Patriot
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You’ve lost your mind

HP McLovincraft
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but I own yours!

The_Patriot
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I live free inside your head and you will never get me out of it

HP McLovincraft
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don’t be a freeloader, mmmkay

dginga
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I can’t believe Obama sicced the Patent office on the Redskins, considering that they did this once before, then lost the case on appeal in Federal court. The Redskins have precedent, for heaven’s sake!

HP McLovincraft
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I can’t believe you don’t understand the story. j/k I know you don’t understand.

dginga
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What do you mean?

HP McLovincraft
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this case started in 1992.

knowing stuff helps. first know stuff, then opine.

dginga
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Well, excuse me, but I heard on the news here in Atlanta that the Patent office tried to get the Redskins owner to change the name of the team several years ago by revoking the trademark name. The Redskins challenged this in court and won. Clearly your knowledge of the case is superior to that of the news media in Atlanta.

HP McLovincraft
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ummm it say that above. try reading. I know it’s really really hard, but try.

The_Patriot
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You don’t even do sarcasm well

HP McLovincraft
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you don’t even do spelling well

The_Patriot
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you don’t have anything valuable to say

HP McLovincraft
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you don’t have anything valuable.

The_Patriot
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You really are a 2nd grader

HP McLovincraft
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you really are a 2nd grader

The_Patriot
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I know that your spoiled brat third graders can’t get your way you throw hissy fits and do everything underhanded to get what you want

HP McLovincraft
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the butthurt! it burns!

The_Patriot
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Truth hurts doesn’t it hahaha

HP McLovincraft
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chalk ‘butthurt’ up to yet another word whose meaning eludes you!

The_Patriot
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butthurt is what you have been all your life

HP McLovincraft
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what means ‘l ife’?

The_Patriot
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again you are making a fool of yourself. refresh the page dumbass

HP McLovincraft
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that’s not how you acknowledge a correction.

The_Patriot
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acknowledge you as an inferior idiot is what I am doing

HP McLovincraft
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if you aren’t lying, why the appeal to refresh the page?

HP McLovincraft
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the schadenfreude of butthurt racist victimbabies is delightful!

patent office lulz

The_Patriot
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the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Has been pressured by harry reid and barry. This total politics at it’s worst.
Roman is burning and they are playing games with someone’s name.
Shows you how serious the democrats take the current crisis both financial and global

box-bb-car
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They tried this in the 90’s with the same evidence. Got thrown out on apeal in 2003

HP McLovincraft
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sure they have…let me get my tinfoil hat so we can communicate without those pesky gubmint rays

also, it’s ‘Rome’ not ‘Roman’.

The_Patriot
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try refreshing the page troll, just another full of himself dumbass troll

HP McLovincraft
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that’s not how you acknowledge a correction. your manners are terrible.

The_Patriot
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When it comes to a troll, I don’t need manners

HP McLovincraft
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that’s good, because you understand good manners like you understand words. not very well.

The_Patriot
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You don’t understand anything except criticizing people so I criticize you, Lameass

HP McLovincraft
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ah, the I’m rubber your glue defense.

poor victimbaby, did the big bad government hurt your favorite sportsballs team?

The_Patriot
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That’s about your speed, perhaps 3rd grade was a bit high in my estimation of you, actually 2nd grade is where you’re at

HP McLovincraft
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you’re an angry little victimbaby, aren’t you? flail around some more, it’s adorable!

The_Patriot
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Me angry lmao that is truly funny, I am laughing at you pipsqueek

HP McLovincraft
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‘pipsqueak’ not ‘pipsqueek’.

The_Patriot
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I’d like to see it from your perspective but I can’t stick my head far enough up my ass, like you do

HP McLovincraft
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I’d like it if even though you can barely spell you could at least learn how to acknowledge a correction.

The_Patriot
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The only thing I will acknowledge about you is you’re a dumbass fool of a troll

HP McLovincraft
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‘you’re’ not ‘your’, darling.

The_Patriot
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see you are falling for it everytime

HP McLovincraft
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I fell for your lack of spelling ability?

The_Patriot
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no I have not spelled anything wrong you need to refresh the page fool

HP McLovincraft
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why do you feel the need to lie so?

The_Patriot
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I Lie? Nope not me, You are making a fool of yourself I do not need to lie to do that, you do a perfect job all on your own

HP McLovincraft
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if you don’t need to, why do you keep lying? insecurity?

The_Patriot
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Now you’re boring mom’s calling you for supper you better go, Don’t forget to wipe before you eat

HP McLovincraft
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that’s sad you can’t man up and admit to such a minor wrong. I feel sorry for you.

HP McLovincraft
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hit ’em in the wallet. go team patent office. buy my totally #notracist bootleg jersey suckers!

The_Patriot
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You are as racist as the come don’t bother trying to deny it. all of you trolls try

HP McLovincraft
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‘as the come’?

I didn’t know come was racist. weird and gross.

The_Patriot
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refresh the page dumbass

HP McLovincraft
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that’s not how you make a correction. your manners are atrocious.

The_Patriot
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There you go with manners again, Your pretending to be a troll, is poorly at best, find yourself a new job

HP McLovincraft
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‘is poorly at best’…like your English….womp womp

The_Patriot
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You enjoy making a fool of yourself don’t you

HP McLovincraft
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I enjoy making a fool of you. because you write like an illiterate.

The_Patriot
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You fall for it everytime

HP McLovincraft
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dang. I fell for knowing how to spell again!

The_Patriot
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Nope criticizing my spelling but i have spelled it all correctly and you look like a fool for correcting me

HP McLovincraft
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no you didn’t. you went back an used ‘edit’. stop lying.

The_Patriot
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I do not need to lie to make you look like a fool

HP McLovincraft
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‘lie’ not ‘lye’, friend.

The_Patriot
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as I said you are a second grader, refresh the page dumbass

HP McLovincraft
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or, learn how to spell; failing that, learn how to acknowledge a correction. there’s no need to lie about it, son.

The_Patriot
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Listen boy, your mommy is calling you to dinner, you better go

HP McLovincraft
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you seem really insecure. wanna talk about it, buddy?

blugene63
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I don’t care one way or the other about your opinions, but you look like an idiot correcting someone on a typo and yet, you yourself cannot properly use capitalization or punctuation. You have period in the middle of sentences and, you do realize that sentences start with capital letters? Calling someone an illiterate in the same sentence you used a period instead of comma?

HP McLovincraft
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you don’t seem to understand the difference between spelling and informal English. whassup wit dat?

it should be ‘a period’ not just ‘period’.

why are you defending a liar with abominable manners?
it’s really easy to acknowledge a correction. try it for yourself!

blugene63
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There is no such thing as ‘informal’ English. I’m defending anyone. People who live in glass houses…?

HP McLovincraft
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I hope you’re pretending to be this dumb.

read….and learn!

bing.Com/search?setmkt=en-US&q=informal+english

Guest
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I don’t care one way or the other about your opinions, but you look like an idiot correcting someone on a typo and yet, you yourself cannot properly use capitalization or punctuation. You have period in the middle of sentences and you do realize that sentences start with capital letters? Calling someone an illiterate in a the same sentence you used a period instead of comma?

HP McLovincraft
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defenders of mediocrity unite!

jakefromstatefarm
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Is that a call for your fellow democrats to get together?

HP McLovincraft
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you struggle with reading comprehension, don’t you?

jakefromstatefarm
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Not really, but what I do struggle with is arrogant asses who think they are smarter than everyone else

HP McLovincraft
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I know I’m smarter than you.

jakefromstatefarm
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Troll, you are not even smarter than a box of rocks. Your lack of education shows through your arrogance.

HP McLovincraft
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your lack of education shows through your poor reading comprehension skills.

tx18wheels
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“What scandal? Folks, look over here at the R-word thingy.”

HP McLovincraft
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you forgot #notracist

Philanthropussy
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The Seminoles use is sanctioned by the semi lone tribe. Fighting Irish is not offensive and they’ve been trying to get rid of the Chief Wahoo for a while . It’s only on the.teans hats. Why do you think this is a liberal plot? The American Indians started it and decent people picked it up. Including your pal, Krauthsmmer over at FOX and Dungy over at ESPN.
I’m going to assume you abd the rest of the blk republicans don’t mind being called Uncle Tom’s then ?

HP McLovincraft
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it’s all Obama’s fault in tea party tinfoil hat land. besides, Benghazi! fizzled out so they need something to play victimbaby with.

Philanthropussy
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Correction, the right will always have new questions, new evidence, new confidential informants and witnesses who are affair to talk.

HP McLovincraft
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my bad, I was stickin’ to consensus reality…which doesn’t apply in Allen West-land! you’re so correct!

Philanthropussy
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Actually West had a story about meeting a CI with direct info on Brnghazi. Apparentlly lots saw thru his BS and he got pissed – “are those who question my integrity and ability to provide a cogent analysis and assessment of the fateful event in Benghazi. “

HP McLovincraft
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I think I made a snarky remark here on that post…fun with Allen West!

Philanthropussy
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Finding a confidential informant is like finding a ghost on the “ghost hunters ” TV show.

HP McLovincraft
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I’ve got goosebumps…Obama must be up to no good again!

Philanthropussy
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According to a poll I heard this morning , people think it’s over for him . Not sure what that means. They said the same about bill Clinton .

Earl Lee
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How bout they put a team in mississippi and call the team “THE MISSISSIPPI NEGRA’S”

HP McLovincraft
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I hope this was failed humor.

Earl Lee
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Yep…these loons just don’t understand that REDSKINS is offensive!

Andy Martin
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Offensive to who? I have Cherokee blood. I couldn’t care less. It’s all about intent. Does any reasonable person think the intent is to offend with this name? We have a nation of sniveling crybabies and whiners. These are the same people who grovel about ‘bullying’. Man up and grow a set.

HP McLovincraft
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fer sure. you should see the meltdown their havin’ over at Breitbart!

it’s fun for non racist people, tho’

jakefromstatefarm
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Offensive to whom? 90% of the native Americans polled did not find it offensive.

HP McLovincraft
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source?

I believe you; millions wouldn’t but I do.

jakefromstatefarm
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It was a poll taken a couple of years ago by the Washington Post or USA Today, not exactly conservative strongholds. Besides yourself, who cares if you are offended. Self-centered people like you are offended by everything that others do.

HP McLovincraft
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I’m supposed to take your word for it?

nice try. don’t be a lazy phony.

jakefromstatefarm
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Look it up yourself smart guy. I am sure this and other similar polls are available on the internet.

HP McLovincraft
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do your own work, you lazy freeloader!

box-bb-car
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I think I may have one or two solutions.
1 – Change the symbol of the to a red potato, allowing the name of Redskins to remain
2 – Change the symbol of the team to a group of people, one brown, one red, one yellow, one white. Change the name to the Washington Four Skins. Mascot could be a politician or trial lawyer

Andy Martin
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Hey lefties. Is this offensive? 25 Examples of Liberal Racism in QuotesJohn Hawkins | Mar 26, 2013 Share on Facebook12.6K 13.4K SHARES 1) “(Obama’s) a nice person, he’s very articulate this is what’s been used against him, but he couldn’t sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.” — Dan Rather 2) “White folks was in the caves while we [blacks] was building empires … We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was … we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around… Read more »
Clifton Webster
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After reading some of the post here one thing is clear a lot of people don’t care that the name is offensive, and even more could not care less in trying to understand another persons view point as long as they can continue to be ignorant.

Ozzy
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Personally I think that the owner should just move the team to another city, and remove the huge sums of money that the team brings into DC. I know that there are plenty of cities that would love to host the team.