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Offline sawdstmakr

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Washington Redskins
« on: July 27, 2015, 01:15:44 AM »
No matter which side you are on in the matter of renaming the Washington Redskins, this is funny
 
Here is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins.
 
Dear Mr. Page...
 
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 us 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 mens' 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.
 
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.
 
As a diehard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women's athletic teams to something other than the Beavers (especially when they play Southern California. Do we really want the Trojans sticking it to the Beavers???)

I always love your articles and I generally agree with them. As for the Redskins name, I would suggest they change the name to the ?Foreskins? to better represent their community, paying tribute to the d heads in Congress
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Re: Washington Redskins
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 08:57:55 AM »
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Re: Washington Redskins
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 02:02:00 PM »
How about the New England Patriots.  White guys with guns shooting at the British and the Canadians...

I'm surprised the Senate has't formed a subcommittee to study the situation.  In my lifetime they have had them to investigate comic books, baseball, movies and all sorts of other things outside their jurisdiction...

But let's face it.  If we started a team called the Baltimore blackskins or any other reference to skin or race that was in any way deraugatory it would never fly.  There is a world of difference between being called a "redskin" and being called a "brave".
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Re: Washington Redskins
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 02:05:47 PM »
Brilliant!
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Re: Washington Redskins
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2015, 02:29:55 PM »
What I don't understand is,

If we named them blackskins, it would be considered derogatory, but if we named them whiteskins, it would be called white supremacy.

Why??
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Re: Washington Redskins
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 09:41:45 PM »
Iddee you are thinking to much... They should just change the name to the Foreskins and be done with it... Either that or just keep the name and claim the first amendment gives them the right to use any name they want and the few who are offended do not have a right not to be offended. They do have the right to complain if they like.
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Re: Washington Redskins
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2015, 12:20:12 PM »
You can not name them the Foreskins because they may have a bad season and get cut off.
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Re: Washington Redskins
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2015, 08:24:01 PM »
Good one mike.
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