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  • Ban the Redskins? Why stop there?

    04/07/2014 2:56:15 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 13 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 2, 2014 | Paul Winters
    In reality this entire hoopla was not sprung up by native Americans, but a VERY small group of "progressives" who apparently split from their comrades who busy themselves protesting the pledge of allegiance, nativity displays and the like. Dignitas News was able to infiltrate a high level meeting of the Progressive PC Police team, as they discussed the ongoing dispute over the Washington Redskins team mascot and branding. The following are excerpts from their strategy meeting: NE Patriots-On top of being potentially anti-British, it harkens to our militaristic past. How about the New England Global Villagers? NY Jets-Commercial air transit...
  • Harry Reid to Redskins’ owner: He’s throwing a few blankets to the Indians

    03/29/2014 3:34:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | March 28, 2014 | Melissa Quinn
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) weighed in on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s new foundation to help Native Americans on Thursday and slammed the controversial owner for ‘throwing a few blankets at the Indians’ to get a nice tax break.Reid made the comments about Snyder’s decision to create the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in an interview with The Washington Post.“Dan Snyder, he’s got a great new deal,” the Senate Majority Leader said. “He’s going to throw a few blankets to the Indians and get a tax deduction for it.”In the late 1700s, Europeans fighting in the French and Indian...
  • Stephen Colbert accused of racist joke, spawns #CancelColbert

    03/28/2014 2:20:04 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    EW ^ | March 27, 2014
    Stephen Colbert outraged online followers Thursday with an offensive-sounding and out-of-context tweet made on his Colbert Report account.
  • Redskins owner makes name-change announcement

    03/26/2014 5:55:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/25/2014 | Sarah Hofmann
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder released a statement late Monday night announcing that despite widespread calls for the team to change its name, the name and logo would remain the same. But in lieu of a name change, Snyder has created the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation,” with hopes to “provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for tribal communities.”
  • Redskins owner Snyder to create foundation for Native Americans

    03/25/2014 1:26:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 3/25/2014 | Bob Niedt
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has faced  intense criticism that the name of his National Football League team is insensitive to Native Americans. He is now responding. In a letter published on the Washington Redskins' website, Snyder pledged Monday he would create a foundation aimed at helping Native Americans.Since last season, debate has surrounded the Redskins name; Oneida Indian Nation officials call the name offensive and a racial slur. Several publications have stopped using the word "Redskins" and even President Obama has chimed in on what he would do if he were Snyder.In a letter addressed to the Redskins Nation Monday, Snyder said he has traveled...
  • Snyder to create foundation to provide help for tribal communities

    03/25/2014 6:59:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 25, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    Just because the President has advised the Redskins to change their name and just because two members of Congress recently scolded the NFL for keeping the name, team owner Daniel Snyder has not been compelled to change it (he's been anything but, actually). But with his colleagues -- and his commissioner -- still seemingly on his side (for now, at least), Snyder has taken a step to ingratiate himself into the Native American community. In a letter released Monday, Snyder announced that he would create a Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation that, in Snyder's words, will "provide meaningful and measurable...
  • Redskins Quarterback Says He Would Try to Help Potential Gay Teammate Find Jesus

    03/06/2014 8:13:55 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 55 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | March 6, 2014 | Morgan Lee , Christian Post Reporter
    Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins told NorthPointe High School in Grand Rapids last Friday that if he ever had an openly gay teammate, he would welcome him on the team and try to help him find Christ. ... "Now, there are a lot of teammates in my locker room right now who may not have a homosexual lifestyle, but they have sins, too. They're not perfect. So I don't say they can't help us win. Nobody's perfect," he said. "To that degree, we'd welcome him into our locker room and say come help us win, and hopefully I can...
  • Obama, Critic of “Redskins” Name, Posts Pic of Man With Redskins Shirt to Tout ObamaCare

    02/16/2014 12:00:28 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 10 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/16/14 | Aurelius
    President Obama, who has publicly said that the name "Redskins" is offensive, found no problem publicly posting a picture of the so-called offensive image when it supports his name-sake health care law. Earlier this week, President Obama tweeted a new ad for the Affordable Care Act: Under normal circumstances, this would just be another ad that touts ObamaCare. However, late in 2013, President Obama waded into the controversy surrounding the name "Redskins" for Washington's NFL team, slamming the name as offensive "to a sizable group of people." He went further, saying, "I don't know whether our attachment to a particular...
  • Washington Redskins write scathing response to lawmakers who want team name changed

    02/11/2014 9:06:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/11/14
    <p>The Washington Redskins issued a scathing response to two lawmakers Monday after they called for the team to change its controversial name.</p> <p>Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter that the league is on the “wrong side of history” in allowing the Redskins to keep their name, which some see as a slur.</p>
  • Oklahoma Congressman(R): Washington Redskins On 'Wrong Side Of History'

    02/11/2014 3:07:37 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 2/11/14
    ASHBURN, Virginia - The latest back-and-forth over the Washington Redskins name includes a stern letter from two lawmakers and a new "community voices" campaign from the team. A letter sent Monday from Congressman Tom Cole [R-Oklahoma] and Senator Maria Cantwell [D-Washington], tells NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that the league is on "the wrong side of history" and mentions the league's tax-exempt status. Cantwell chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Cole is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. The lawmakers specifically objected to Goodell's Super Bowl week news conference, when he said the Redskins name has been "presented in a...
  • NewsReal – The News Not Reported (Week Ending 1/25/2014)

    01/26/2014 11:17:49 AM PST · by mononymous
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 1/26/2014 | Mononymous1
    The following is mostly satire! President Obama, in a conversation with a reporter, had a near meltdown this week during which he blamed racists for his declining poll numbers. He also had the following shocking exchange: Reporter: “Your presidency, take me through it.” Obama: “Well, I’m the best one ever! When you try me with sorry losers like Republicans, that’s the result you gonna get! I don’t like how they talk about me!” Reporter: “Who was talking about you?” Obama: “Limbaugh! Fox News! Don’t you open your mouth about the best, or I’m gonna use my phone and my pen!...
  • President May Revoke Redskins Trademark

    01/25/2014 9:35:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 50 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    Among the Executive Orders under consideration by the Obama Administration is one that would revoke the “Redskins” football team trademark. “Every right-thinking person agrees that using the name ‘Redskins’ for a football team is offensive,” Press Secretary Jay Carney maintained. “We have tried every manner of persuasion to try to get the team owners to willingly drop the use of this name. Rather than let the travesty linger on, the President is using his executive authority to unilaterally revoke the team’s trademark rights to the name.” “What this means is that anyone would be enabled to produce Redskin-themed merchandise without...
  • Redskins Name Debate Reaches...United Nations

    01/24/2014 8:34:32 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    CBSlocal ^ | January 24, 2014 | no attribution
    Redskins Name Debate Reaches...United Nation The Oneida Indian leader from upstate New York who has become a high-profile critic of the Washington Redskins’ nickname is taking his case to the United Nations.
  • Obama considers revoking trademark for Washington Redskins because some people said it was offensive

    01/21/2014 1:29:52 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 21, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama considers revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people said it was offensive It was recently reported that the Obama administration was considering revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people said it was offensive.This could set a horrible precedent.Just about every R-rated movie includes content that someone would consider offensive, whether that content be violence, sex, profanity, etc. The same can be said for the content of many books, the lyrics of many songs, the content of many paintings, etc. If any copyright, patent, trademark, etc., can be...
  • Government agency calls 'Redskins' offensive

    01/09/2014 7:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 01/09/2014 | Lisa Desjardins
    Washington (CNN) – The heated debate over the Washington Redskins name has now moved beyond living rooms and corporate offices to the U.S. government itself, with one agency making an unequivocal ruling that the term "Redskins" is offensive slang. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected an application to trademark the name "Redskins Hog Rind," writing that the term "Redskins" is "a derogatory slang term that refers to, and is considered offensive by, American Indians." The agency cited five definitions from online dictionaries - from The Oxford Dictionary to Yahoo – that labeled the word as offensive or disparaging. In...
  • U.S. Trademark Office Says ‘Redskins’ is Derogatory

    01/08/2014 7:01:13 AM PST · by Third Person · 32 replies
    CBS Washington D.C. ^ | January 7th, 2014 | CBSDC
    <p>There will be no trademark for “Redskins Hog Rinds,” a bad omen for the Washington Redskins in the legal battle over their name. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a request from a company to sell pork rinds using the word “Redskins” because it deemed the term to be “derogatory slang.”</p>
  • Redskins: National Poll Proves 'Very Few People' Want Name Change

    01/03/2014 11:52:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 2, 2014 | Breitbart Sports
    A Public Policy Polling poll found that 71% of the country--including a majority of Democrats, Republicans, and independents, do not want the Washington Redskins to change their name. According to the poll, 90 percent of Republicans, 59 percent of Democrats, and 65% of independents believe the team should not change their name. The poll found that 18% feel the team should change their name.
  • 5 NFL Coaches Already Fired

    12/30/2013 12:22:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 111 replies
    AP ^ | December 30, 2013 | BARRY WILNER
    It didn't take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL's regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington's Mike Shanahan, Detroit's Jim Schwartz, Minnesota's Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano.
  • Washington Redskins to fire Mike Shanahan after four seasons as coach

    12/29/2013 2:29:36 PM PST · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    Mike Shanahan stood in a steady rain on a gloomy afternoon in a largely empty, lifeless stadium here Sunday for what is expected to be his final game as coach of the Washington Redskins. Multiple people familiar with the situation said they expect Shanahan to be fired shortly after Sunday’s season finale against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
  • Tony Romo Out For Rest Of Season

    12/23/2013 2:04:04 PM PST · by Third Person · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 23rd, 2013 | ESPN Staff
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season because of a back injury, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday. Tony Romo overcame a back injury Sunday to rally the Cowboys past the Redskins, but he will not be able to play the rest of the season, a source said. The Cowboys (8-7) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) on Sunday night, with the winner capturing the NFC East title. Kyle Orton likely will get the start at quarterback for Dallas. Orton has 69 career starts and is 35-34. He hasn't started since...
  • Harry Reid: Redskins should change name

    12/20/2013 8:33:57 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies ^ | December 19, 2013 | Bob Cusack
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that the Washington Redskins should change their name. In an interview with The Hill, Reid said, “I think [Washington Redskins owner Dan] Snyder is so shortsighted on this.” He added, “We live in a society where you can’t denigrate a race of people. And that’s what that is. I mean, you can’t have the Washington Blackskins. I think it’s so shortsighted.” Earlier this year, Snyder said he would never change the name. Asked for comment, a spokesman for the Redskins referred to the letter Snyder wrote to the team's fans earlier this...
  • Report: Mike Shanahan leaning toward starting Kirk Cousins

    12/11/2013 10:41:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 11, 2013 8:52 am ET | By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
    UPDATE (9:15 a.m. ET): Well that didn't take long. A report from John Keim of ESPN has Cousins already named the starter, though it's not official (and the Redskins probably won't announce it). Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports the "tentative" plan is to start Cousins. The drama is set to unfold fast and furious in Washington as the Redskins season comes to a close. And the opening act (of the second set?) is underway: reports emerged Wednesday morning that Mike Shanahan is leaning toward starting Kirk Cousins. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that "people inside [the Redskins]...
  • Faith leaders urge Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL to change team’s name

    12/05/2013 6:11:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/2013 | Theresa Vargas
    Dozens of area clergy members have signed a letter to the owner of the Washington Redskins and the commissioner of the National Football League, calling on the team to recognize that “words can cause great pain” and change its name.“The derogatory term ‘redskin’ offends many Native Americans and others in this country,” said the letter signed by 61 faith leaders. “This word, defined in the dictionary as a slur, should not be publicly marketed and celebrated in America, which is built on the ideals of respect and inclusion.”The missive marks the latest effort in the push to change the team’s...
  • WW2 Navajo Code Talkers Appear in Redskins Jackets; Liberal Heads Explode

    11/30/2013 10:06:16 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 57 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 11/28/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Redskins, as everyone who isn’t the media by now knows, got their name from their Native American players back in the day. Some of the surviving WW2 Navajo code talkers may know that, because unlike liberals, they weren’t born yesterday.
  • Washington offensive lineman Trent Williams says an NFL official insulted him during game

    11/18/2013 9:30:14 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-18-13 | Anwar S. Richardson | Shutdown Corne
    "Williams claims an NFL official called him “fat ass garbage” during the game. The lineman was irate in the locker room after Washington’s latest loss, and revealed some of the alleged details:..."
  • Sowell: Race hustling could start a war

    11/02/2013 9:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Rapid City Journal ^ | October 23, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Bob Costas is one of the premier sportscasters and a very smart guy, so it was somewhat surprising to see him join the chorus of those decrying the fact that the owner of the Washington Redskins is resisting the pressures to change the name of his football team. The argument is that Native Americans are offended by the name, though there is no compelling evidence that most Native Americans are worked up about it. Nor is there any evidence that anyone intended the name to be insulting, either by this team or any number of other sports teams that have...
  • Jesse Jackson Calls U.S. ‘Land of the Free and Home of the Genocide’ in Hateful Tirade

    11/01/2013 5:36:39 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    November 1, 2013 5:42 PM Jesse Jackson Calls U.S. ‘Land of the Free and Home of the Genocide’ in Hateful Tirade By Alec Torres Jesse Jackson went on an angry tirade at Furman University in South Carolina on Wednesday night, inveighing against America and conservatives as perpetrators of evil and hate. Invited to speak at “Keeping Hope Alive: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement,” an official university event where he was hailed as a champion for social justice and a “global peacemaker,” Jackson spent over an hour riling up the crowd with his remarks. In a student...
  • Redskins to be re-named the Washington 'Reds'

    10/31/2013 8:09:10 AM PDT · by MrChips · 84 replies
    October 31, 2013 | MrChips
    In a move certain to delight most of official Washington, D.C., it has been decided to change the name of the Washington Redskins football franchise to the Washington Reds. President Obama, himself, voiced his approval of the decision, as did Harry Reid, who was practically giddy upon hearing the news. The stadium will be painted red, in keeping with the new name, and its own name will be changed to Red Stadium. All players who play for the Reds, as well as all Red staff, Red cheerleaders, and Red coaches, will be asked to pay a 60% surtax on their...
  • Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team

    10/31/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 143 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Sara Morrison
    Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team By Sara Morrison San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons among those boycotting the name, according to new study At least 76 media outlets and journalists are boycotting the name of Washington D.C.-based football team considered by many to be a racial slur, according to a Pew study released on Wednesday. Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons were among the 12 journalists who have publicly announced a boycott of the name, while 12 media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate and...
  • Poll Open to guests Will the Washington Redskins Owner Cave on the Name Change?

    10/30/2013 5:22:54 PM PDT · by mystery-ak · 21 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | Oct. 30, 2013 | Briefing Room
    Briefing Room exclusive Poll open to guests...please vote!
  • Redskins Owner to Meet with NFL Commissioner over Team Name

    10/29/2013 10:34:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies ^ | 10/29/13 | upi/breitbart sports
    Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is scheduled to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before NFL leaders meet with team name opponents. A person knowledgeable about the situation said there wasn't any indication that Snyder has moved from his position against changing the team's name, the Washington Post reported Monday.
  • Pelosi: Redskins should change name

    10/28/2013 3:20:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Pelosi: Redskins should change name By Bob Cusack - 10/28/13 06:00 AM ET Rep. Nancy Pelosi believes the Washington Redskins should find a new name. In an interview with The Hill, the California Democrat said it “probably would be a good idea if they change the name.” The House minority leader is the latest politician who has embraced a name change. President Obama earlier this month said he would “think about changing” the team name if he owned the football team. Pelosi noted that when she was growing up in Baltimore, the city didn’t have a football team. “So one...
  • Tom Landry surrounded by Redskins (classic TV commercial)

    10/28/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    American Express ^ | 1982 (1986?) | American Express
    I guess this is offensive?
  • NFL To Meet Oneida Indian Nation Officials About Redskins Name Controversy

    10/26/2013 3:38:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 93 replies
    AP via LA Times ^ | 10/26/2013 | staff
    Oneida Indian officials who oppose the Redskins nickname as a slur will meet with NFL officials next week in New York City, a tribe spokesman said Friday. The meeting agreed to by NFL officials this month is scheduled for Wednesday in New York City, Oneida Indian Nation spokesman Brett Stagnitti told the Associated Press. ---SNIP--- Halbritter, whose tribe runs a large casino resort in Verona in central New York, says the name is degrading and has devastating effects, especially on younger Indians.
  • 'Washington Bravehearts' Trademarked by Neighbor of Redskins Owner Dan Snyder

    10/26/2013 6:18:17 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 10/26/2013 | BY PATRICK CLARKE
    In what could be the most bizarre development in the ongoing debate over the Washington Redskins nickname, TMZ reports that a neighbor of team owner Dan Snyder, Aris Mardirossian, has trademarked the name "Washington Bravehearts." The report states that the trademark application filed by Mardirossian says that he plans to use the name for "entertainment in the nature of football games." Mardirossian, who reportedly lives on the same block as Snyder in Potomac, Md., is an affluent patent investor who developed a relationship with Snyder a few years ago when the two men battled the county in an effort to...
  • Vanity- the Washinton Redhawks name trademarked in Febuarary. Freeper help needed.

    10/25/2013 11:01:21 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 29 replies
    10/25/13 | Me
    Doing some thinking today about how a few liberals made a college close to where I grew up change their name. The name was the University of Miami Redskins in Ohio. They became the Redhawks because Redskins is off course to offensive. I searched trademarks and found the name Washington Redhawks was trademarked by a guy in D.C. Back in Febuarary. Is somebody looking to get rich off this? Who is this guy? Any close ties to Dan Snyder or the Redskins? Any involvement in the protesting for the name change?
  • Could Washington Redskins become Washington Bravehearts?

    10/25/2013 10:45:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 25, 2013 | Will Brinson
    In recent weeks Redskins owner Dan Snyder has seemed to warm up to the idea of changing the Redskins name. So the report that a wealthy neighbor of his applied for a patent to lock down the name Washington Bravehearts is more than a little spicy. According to TMZ, Aris Mardirossian, "a wealthy patent investor" who lives "a few doors down" from Dan Snyder, registered the name "WASHINGTON BRAVEHEARTS" on Oct. 17. has also learend Mardirossian registered the domain on October 18. The patent license, per TMZ, is for "entertainment in the nature of football games." TMZ...
  • The Redskins Solution

    10/25/2013 8:39:58 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 53 replies
    Here is the politically correct solution to the problem of what to call the Washington Redskins. I have heard that dropping the most offensive derogatory term, 'Washington,' would solve the problem. Charles Krauthammer wants to just call them the Washington Skins. George Will sides with history and says it should remain The Washington Redskins. It doesn't matter that most of the Indian nations have no problem with the terminology. All it takes is for one Indian to be offended for the PC Stasi to beat the war drums. I hold that the city of Washington has evolved, and it is...
  • The Business of Being Offended: The race-hustling industry exploits the “Redskins” issue.

    10/23/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Bob Costas is one of the premier sportscasters and a very smart guy, so it was somewhat surprising to see him join the chorus of those decrying the fact that the owner of the Washington Redskins is resisting pressures to change the name of his football team. The argument is that American Indians are offended by the name, though there is no compelling evidence that most American Indians are worked up about it. Nor is there any evidence that anyone intended the name to be insulting, either this team or any number of other sports teams that have called themselves...
  • Satire Gone Too Far? The Onion Hurls Slurs At Redskins Owner

    10/22/2013 5:22:46 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies
    WCBS TV NYC ^ | October 22, 2013
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A satirical publication is making real news with its take on the debate surrounding the Washington Redskins nickname.</p> <p>An article posted to The Onion’s website on Monday featured anti-Semitic slurs and stereotypes aimed at Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who is Jewish.</p>
  • Two D.C. Radio Stations Pull Anti-‘Redskins’ Ad

    10/21/2013 10:31:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10-21-2013
    According to Fox News, two Washington, D.C. radio stations have yanked an ad sponsored by the Oneida Indian Nation calling for the NFL’s Redskins to change their name. Fox reports that while ads calling for the Redskins to ditch the name have aired “in every market where Washington has played this season,” two stations have refused this weekend’s ad from Oneida: Quote The ad was scheduled to air this weekend on WJFK-FM, a sports-talk station, and WPGC-FM, a so-called "Rhythmic" station. Paid for by the Oneida Indian Nation, the spot called for Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the team's...
  • Why isn't the name Boston "Celtics" considered racist?

    10/19/2013 3:33:07 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 95 replies
    If the Redskins change their name, shouldn't the Celtics change their name to something like Chowderheads.
  • Hail To The Redskins

    10/19/2013 5:45:55 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 13 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/19/13 | LD Jackson
    Let me clarify something as I begin this post. I grew up as a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys. (My apologies to my brother for writing this, as he is still a huge fan of the Cowboys.) In those days, one of their biggest rivalries was with the Washington Redskins. It was always the Cowboys and the Redskins. Almost never was the phrasing "Dallas and Washington" used. That's just how everyone referred to the two teams and the rivalry that drove the competition in the NFC East. No negative connotations were implied by using the name Redskins. Of...
  • Headbanger Ball: Is "Rams" an acceptable team name?

    10/18/2013 6:55:58 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 51 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 18, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Headbanger Ball: Is “Rams” an acceptable team name? by Daniel Clark Two issues have been roiling the National Football League over the past year. One of those is the Washington Redskins, whose name some observers, including President Obama, have deemed racially insensitive. The other is the suspected long-term effects of concussions sustained while playing football. How is it, then, that nobody is raising any objection to the one NFL team that glorifies the kind of targeted head shots that the league claims it wants to eliminate from the game? It’s hypocritical for the NFL to wring its hands over brain...
  • Redskins: Va. Newspaper Won’t Print It, D.C. Schools Want To Ban Jerseys

    10/18/2013 1:10:15 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 72 replies ^ | October 18, 2013 | WJZ
    WASHINGTON (WJZ)—Controversy over the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team is growing. Now a newspaper in Virginia says it won’t print the name Redskins. And several schools in D.C. want to ban team jerseys from their classrooms.
  • Political cartoon compares Redskins logo to swastika, confederate flag

    10/18/2013 10:45:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    My FOX DC ^ | October 18, 2013 | My FOX DC
    <p>The Redskins name debate just isn't going away.</p> <p>A new political cartoon in the New York Daily News is raising eyebrows by comparing the Skins logo to a swastika and the confederate flag.</p> <p>Next to it is written the caption "Archaic Symbols of Pride and Heritage."</p>
  • Design company holds contest for new name and logo for Redskins

    A graphic design company out of San Francisco, 99designs, challenged people to come up with a new name and logo for the Washington Redskins. Over 1,887 designs were submitted from 347 designers all over the country on their online contest.
  • Greenfield: The Battle of the Redskins

    10/15/2013 10:00:24 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, October 14, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, October 14, 2013 The Battle of the Redskins Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Over the summer, those two legendary sources of sports coverage, Salon Magazine and MSNBC, or as they are known in some places the S Word and the M Word, announced that they would begin referring to the Washington Redskins football team as the R Word. Ordinarily liberals would not be too eager to call a team with 40 black players, a black quarterback and a passionate black fan base a hyphenated euphemism. But there are only so many politically correct causes out...
  • The War on Coal Is Punishing Indian Country

    10/15/2013 10:54:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 12, 2013 | Terry Anderson
    To judge by the headlines and media chatter, the only important issue involving American Indians in Washington these days has to do with changing the name of the local pro football team. Those who care about real-world Indians might want to focus instead on how the Obama administration's hostility to the coal industry does more harm to Native Americans than any NFL franchise ever will. The Environmental Protection Agency recently ramped up its attack on coal by issuing stringent limits on carbon-dioxide emissions from new coal-fired generating plants, and the agency has more regulations in the works for existing power...
  • Redskins clothing could be banned at DC public high school

    10/15/2013 8:28:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-15-2013 | Robby Soave
    The principal of a public high school in Washington, D.C. indicated that he would ask the student government to decide whether or not to prohibit clothing featuring the Washington Redskins name — something at least one American Indian student thought was offensive. Principal Pete Cahall of Woodrow Wilson High School told The Washington Post that the decision would be placed in the hands of student council members, who would have the power to decide — on behalf of all students, collectively — whether the Redskins moniker is offensive. “I’ve got no dog in the fight,” he told The Washington Post....