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Washington D.C. Mayor 'Redskins' Is Racist
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-11 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6495 views ]  Top

#1 Washington D.C. Mayor 'Redskins' Is Racist

Which players specifically ?
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-11 02:35||   2013-01-11 02:35|| Front Page Top

#2 Mayor Gray's admin has been plagued by scandal, incompetence, etc.

This is just a stunt to change the subject of conversation.
Posted by lord garth 2013-01-11 06:53||   2013-01-11 06:53|| Front Page Top

#3 The Washington Potatoes has a ring to it...
Posted by Mugsy Glink 2013-01-11 10:03||   2013-01-11 10:03|| Front Page Top

#4 Even a clock that loses a minute a day is right once every 720 days, people. The above comments confirm what Aesop said:
There was once a young Shepherd Boy who tended his sheep at the foot of a mountain near a dark forest. It was rather lonely for him all day, so he thought upon a plan by which he could get a little company and some excitement. He rushed down towards the village calling out "Wolf, Wolf," and the villagers came out to meet him, and some of them stopped with him for a considerable time. This pleased the boy so much that a few days afterwards he tried the same trick, and again the villagers came to his help. But shortly after this a Wolf actually did come out from the forest, and began to worry the sheep, and the boy of course cried out "Wolf, Wolf," still louder than before. But this time the villagers, who had been fooled twice before, thought the boy was again deceiving them, and nobody stirred to come to his help. So the Wolf made a good meal off the boy's flock, and when the boy complained, the wise man of the village said:
"A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth."
And a race hustler will not be believed even when he speaks the truth, either. Race hustling may bring racism back, through this and/or through self-fulfilling prophecy.
Posted by Korora  2013-01-11 10:46||   2013-01-11 10:46|| Front Page Top

#5 Washington Bullets is available...
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-11 11:03||   2013-01-11 11:03|| Front Page Top

#6 How about changing the name to the Washington Graft(c)?
Use the $ symbol for the team emblem.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-11 11:03||   2013-01-11 11:03|| Front Page Top

#7 Potomac Parasites ?
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-11 11:07||   2013-01-11 11:07|| Front Page Top

#8 Naming the team in admiration of great warriors, noted for both courage and ferocity, is racist.

Maybe just rename them the Washington Senators, since the baseball team isn't using it this time around. Expect them to do as well as the Washington Senators have ever done.
Posted by Fred 2013-01-11 11:12||   2013-01-11 11:12|| Front Page Top

#9 I'm voting for "DC Degenerates".
Posted by OCCD 2013-01-11 11:14||   2013-01-11 11:14|| Front Page Top

#10 Yeah, but "Noble Savages" is too long.
Posted by Muggsy Mussolini1226 2013-01-11 11:16||   2013-01-11 11:16|| Front Page Top

#11 I'd tell Mayor Incompetence to "STFU, we don't want to come back"
Posted by Frank G 2013-01-11 11:41||   2013-01-11 11:41|| Front Page Top

#12 DC Druggies?

In honor of congress...

Washington Whores? (nah... insulting to whores)

Potomac Prostitutes (nah... same reason)

Posted by CrazyFool 2013-01-11 11:46||   2013-01-11 11:46|| Front Page Top

#13 Ladies and Gentlemen...yourrrrrrrrrr Washington Unicorns!
Posted by tu3031 2013-01-11 12:10||   2013-01-11 12:10|| Front Page Top

#14 Washington Coke Snorters?

Back in college we had this debate on a campus newsgroup. When a sane person said, "So what about the Notre Dame 'Fighting Irish'?" one of the panties-in-a-bunch crowd shot back with "We'll never get ANYWHERE if you insist on bringing every little group into this!"

Which elicited a chorus of "exactly the point" from the sane.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2013-01-11 12:14||   2013-01-11 12:14|| Front Page Top

#15 Revoke his season tickets.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-01-11 12:34||   2013-01-11 12:34|| Front Page Top

#16 My boss is a big 'Skins fan, told me they came to DC from Boston, and Redskins was a tribute to the Boston Tea Party.

Now, he has pulled my leg before...
Posted by Bobby 2013-01-11 12:45||   2013-01-11 12:45|| Front Page Top

#17 If we had a game between Syracuse and Notre Dame, could we please have the refs dressed as lobsterbacks?

I do find the name Lakers quite offensive to the indiginous peoples of Minnesota/Great Lakes as not only is the indiginous peoples of California three realms of culture apart, but is also a sad reminder of when the wooly mammoth baked corn muffins for baby colt orphanages before the white man hunted them down, causing global warming which made so many lakes. Yes, those lakes are the tears of gaia, thus saith na'vi.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-11 12:47||   2013-01-11 12:47|| Front Page Top

#18 Bobby, I don't know about the tea party part, but they were originally from up here.
Posted by tu3031 2013-01-11 12:58||   2013-01-11 12:58|| Front Page Top

#19 Washington Weasels.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2013-01-11 13:07||   2013-01-11 13:07|| Front Page Top

#20 That would be offensive to weasels.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-01-11 14:09||   2013-01-11 14:09|| Front Page Top

#21 It seems very strange that there has been no hoo-hah about the Central Michigan University Chippewas.
The Sag Chips are very cool that the local state U is named after them.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-01-11 15:04||   2013-01-11 15:04|| Front Page Top

#22 Change it to Washington Foreskins. Done.
Posted by Broadhead6 2013-01-11 15:05||   2013-01-11 15:05|| Front Page Top

#23 Here's another racist symbol no one talks about.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-01-11 15:09||   2013-01-11 15:09|| Front Page Top

#24 More racism
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-01-11 15:11||   2013-01-11 15:11|| Front Page Top

#25 Antique racism is just as demeaning.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-11 15:23||   2013-01-11 15:23|| Front Page Top

#26 Redskins is to broad a term. Seek out a tribe and work with them. Sioux, Blackfoot, Crow, Flatheads etc. FSU has done this with the Seminole Nation and it works out nicely for both parties.

Posted by Shipman 2013-01-11 16:11||   2013-01-11 16:11|| Front Page Top

#27 Powhatans?
Posted by Chuckles Spereth1580 2013-01-11 16:19||   2013-01-11 16:19|| Front Page Top

#28 Are there any PCpure teams in the NFL?

Ravens - reference to a poet, if you have an education, so racist
Bengals - racist vs. India
Browns - racist vs. nonEuropeans.
Steelers - greedy ruiners of environment, racist
Texans - promotes inequality, racist
Colts - dogwhistle handgun or malt liquor racist joke, racist
Jaguar - sacred animal of Central Americans Natives killed by Europeans, racist
Titans - pagan reference insulting to mooselimbs, racist
Bills - reminder of the great buffalo slaughterers, racist
Dolphins - tuna overfishing by Europeans, racist
Patriots - flag waiving jingoism, racist
Jets - trivialises gang violence, so racist
Broncos - taken from the Natives, racist
Chiefs - are not a good team, racist
Raiders - don't you mean undocumented property borrowers you racist?
Chargers - a slur on what people do with obamaphones, racist
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-11 17:43||   2013-01-11 17:43|| Front Page Top

#29 Packers - What some poor downtrodden proletariat have to do, often in CO2 pollution producing factory conditions, with supervision overlords watching, for below 'living wages', so racist
Posted by Mullah Richard 2013-01-11 18:07||   2013-01-11 18:07|| Front Page Top

#30 Call them the Washington Generals, after another famous Washington team.
Posted by Eric Jablow  2013-01-11 18:11||   2013-01-11 18:11|| Front Page Top

#31 I heard "Fighting Whities" is available now.
Posted by Dopey Sinatra9196 2013-01-11 19:33||   2013-01-11 19:33|| Front Page Top

#32 Raiders - don't you mean undocumented property borrowers wealth distributionists you racist?

Depends on what we are packing, if you know what I mean, and if you do you are a racist; if not you are a closet racist.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-11 19:55||   2013-01-11 19:55|| Front Page Top

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