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  • Hating with H8: Bruce Allen Edition

    07/19/2017 11:08:53 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    Hogs Haven ^ | Jul 18, 2017
    <p>Bruce Allen is Donald Trump, Jr. He’s in a position of power because of his father. He has the haircut of an 80’s movie villain. He’s breathtakingly stupid. And when he’s completely f*cked into a corner he releases idiotic statements to the press.</p>
  • Seven Planned Parenthood Facilities Permanently Close Today

    06/30/2017 6:31:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | June 30, 2017 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Washington, DC – Seven Planned Parenthood facilities, six of which conducted medication abortions, are set to permanently close today in three states. Planned Parenthood officials noted that the closures were primarily an attempt to remain solvent amid fears that Medicaid reimbursements would be halted by Congress. “It isn’t very often we see seven Planned Parenthood facilities close in one day. This may have set some kind of record. It is great news for women and their babies who will no longer be preyed upon for profit by Planned Parenthood in these communities,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Many...
  • Justice Department gives up Washington Redskins name fight

    06/30/2017 6:59:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 06-30-2017 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is giving up the legal fight over the name of the Washington Redskins. In a letter to a federal appeals court, the department said last week's Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam in favor of an Asian-American band calling itself the Slants means the NFL team will prevail in a legal battle to cancel the team's trademarks because the name is disparaging to Native Americans.
  • About Time.. "End of PC Fight for Redskins Name Change"

    06/29/2017 9:01:59 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 25 replies
    6/29/17 | hapnHal
    Justice Department Dropping “Redskins” Fight: Trump Administration Putting An End To “PC” America As originally reported by the AP, the Supreme Court’s decision in Matal v. Tam was found in favor of the Asian-American band “the Slants”. The case of Matal v. Tam and the ongoing battle against the “RedSkins” team name were closely tied. The Redskins lawsuit was pending as “the Slants” lawsuit continued; had this case favored in the opposite direction, it would have leveled a major blow to free speech in America. This was never just about the name of a band, or the name of a...
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Free Speech

    06/19/2017 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, the Supreme Court has handed down a decision that’s gonna have some ramifications. They have ruled for, in favor of an Asian-American rock band that calls themselves The Slants. Snerdley, you’re a big music guy. Have you ever heard of The Slants, Asian-American rock band called The Slants? I never have. You have heard of them? You like their music? Ohhh, but you’ve not heard their music, you never heard of ’em ’til the story hit? All right. Well, get this. In a win for Asian-American rock band The Slants — and this has got possible ramifications, good...
  • Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

    06/19/2017 8:02:07 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 130 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | June 19, 2017 10:35 am | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. The ruling is a victory for the Asian-American rock band called the Slants, but the case was closely watched for the impact it would have on the separate dispute involving the Washington football team. Slants founder Simon Tam tried to trademark the band name in 2011, but the...
  • Trump should return the Washington Redskins’ trademark protection that Obama took away

    06/14/2017 5:17:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 14, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Trump should return the Washington Redskins’ trademark protection that Obama took away In June 2014, the Obama administration revoked trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people thought it was offensive. This 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 revoked because someone finds it offensive, then I can’t even begin to...
  • First Redskins, Now LSU Tigers are targets of PC Lunatics

    06/03/2017 10:16:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/03/17 | Jeff Crouere
    This “march toward justice” is a march toward insanity, a march toward devastation. The efforts to erase history, remove monuments, change names and mascots must stop immediately. If not, our country will disintegrate before our very eyes In our toxic age of political correctness, nothing is immune from liberal political attacks, even the beautiful, majestic and endangered tigers. It seems obvious that tigers should be supported since their numbers are dwindling the in the wild and their natural habitats are constantly shrinking. Most people probably think it is innocent for Louisiana State University (LSU) to feature tigers as their mascot...
  • Kirk Cousins chases down Pro Bowl pick: 'I want to win'

    01/30/2017 10:19:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    nfl.com ^ | Kevin Patra
    Even in a meaningless Pro Bowl game, the competitive spirit of some players can't be squashed. Kirk Cousins threw a late interception off the hands of tight end Jimmy Graham, as the NFC was driving for a potential game-tying score. Instead of standing and watching the play, the free-agent-to-be quarterback hustled down the field to make the strip tackle on corner Aqib Talib. Cousins had a simple answer when asked why he'd hustle to make that play in an exhibition. "It's because I want to win, man," he told ESPN after the game.
  • Redskins star corner Josh Norman fined for interception celebration

    10/06/2016 8:54:54 AM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 5, 2016 | Nunzio Ingrassia
    A 15-yard penalty apparently wasn't enough punishment for Josh Norman's bow-and-arrow celebration, so the NFL decided to fine the Washington Redskins star cornerback $10,000 on Wednesday. Norman, who was fined last week for his hit on Giants wideout Sterling Shepard, said he will appeal his latest punishment, which was doled out after he celebrated his fourth-quarter interception in Sunday's win over the Browns.
  • Clutching his tiny American flag, Redskins lineman becomes a U.S. citizen

    09/14/2016 9:43:18 AM PDT · by boycott · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-14-16 | Dan Steinberg
    The latest story about an NFL player and a flag began Tuesday morning just after 11, in the great hall of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins building. All 45 candidates for naturalization held miniature American flags as they sat in plastic chairs and listened to government officials deliver paeans to the power of immigration. Those included the first two candidates in the front row, perhaps the smallest and the biggest of the 45. There was tiny Dahlia Lyons, a native of the Philippines and the only military spouse in the ceremony. And next to her was the 6-foot-5...
  • Autistic Choctaw Man: Obama Official Assaulted Me For Wearing A Redskins Shirt

    08/18/2016 12:24:04 PM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Augusst 18, 2016 | Bre Payton
    An autistic American Indian says an official with President Barack Obama’s White House assaulted him for wearing a Redskins shirt during an October 2015 trip to Washington, D.C. The man says he plans to sue the Obama White House official for the cost of his medical bills to treat injuries he sustained during an alleged beating over a Redskins shirt. Barrett Dahl, an Oklahoma college student, was wearing a Redskins shirt to visit the White House for a powwow last October when William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative of American Indian and Alaska Native Education [snip]...
  • ESPN’s Kellerman thinks Snyder will change [Redskins] team name

    08/06/2016 5:35:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 56 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 4, 2016 5:56 pm | Noah Frank | @NoahFrankWTOP
    RICHMOND, Va. — ESPN’s show First Take, with co-hosts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman, visited Redskins Training Camp in Richmond Thursday to film on site. Kellerman was asked by the media on hand about the team this year, the NFC East, and the often-discussed controversial nickname. Kellerman said that not only did he think the name should change, but that it would happen under the current regime. “Yes, it will change and Dan Snyder will change it,” Kellerman declared. “And I’m looking forward to that day, because I’m very disappointed in him right now.” Snyder has repeatedly said...
  • Sports Drive-Bys Upset by Poll Showing 90% of Native Americans Aren't

    05/23/2016 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, on this Redskins business. They surveyed 504 Native American, Indians. Ninety percent of 'em said: We don't care. Washington Redskins doesn't affect us, doesn't mean diddly-squat. We don't care. So the Drive-Bys are not happy. The Sports Drive-Bys are not happy, and the sports Drive-Bys (I won't mention any names) are out there lecturing Native Americans on how they should care, and they're lecturing everybody else on how they should care. And you know what one of the latest approaches is? This is so telling. It is so... I can't remember when it was, but it's...
  • ESPN Panel Incensed That Native Americans Too Dumb to Be Offended by Redskins

    05/20/2016 7:02:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/19/2016 | Bruce Bookter
    The Washington Post released a poll on Thursday, which showed that 90% of Native Americans do not take offense to the word, Redskins. The sports media responded to this poll by apologizing for decades of fear-mongering, race-baiting, and trying to make a national crisis out of something that is not even a crisis in the Indian community. Just kidding. They freaked out. On ESPN’s Around the Horn, host Tony Reali asked his panel whether or not the fact that the supposedly offended Native Americans, being not so offended, changed their views on the issue? Spoiler alert: it didn’t:
  • Washington Post poll shows Native Americans unbothered by Redskins name

    05/19/2016 9:15:17 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 57 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | John Keim
    A new Washington Post poll found that 90 percent of Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' nickname and an overwhelming majority consider it an unimportant issue.
  • Ex-49ers standout Dana Stubblefield charged with rape of disabled woman

    05/02/2016 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    Former 49ers defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” disabled woman, the Santa Clara (Calif.) County District Attorney’s office announced. According to the San Jose Mercury News, prosecutors said the 5-foot, 105-pound woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015 during an interview at Stubblefield’s home for a babysitting job. "This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim," Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny said in a statement. "She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."
  • Browns sign Robert Griffin III

    03/24/2016 12:37:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    SI ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns have signed quarterback Robert Griffin III, the team announced Thursday. Griffin’s contract is for two years and $15 million, and can be worth up to $22 million including incentives, reports USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.
  • Robert Griffin III cleans out his locker four years after Washington Redskins paid a whooping [tr]

    01/11/2016 10:20:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Robert Griffin III is saying goodbye to the Washington Redskins. Four years after signing a $21.1million four-year contract with the team, that came with a $13.8million signing bonus, Griffin was seen cleaning out his locker for the final time following the Redskins loss to the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday. It was a difficult four years for Griffin, who after a stellar rookie season faltered in his second year and was replaced by Kirk Cousins, never returning to his post as starting quarterback.
  • Offensive trademarks are OK in US (Redskins relevant)

    12/22/2015 9:56:14 AM PST · by abb · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 22, 2015 | Staff
    A US appeals court has struck down a provision of a federal law that barred the registration of offensive trademarks because it violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The decision on Tuesday by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC, vacates the refusal by the US Patent and Trademark Office to register the name of the Asian-American rock band, The Slants. It could also affect the decision by the agency to cancel the trademarks of the National Football League's Washington Redskins. "We recognise that invalidating this provision may lead to the wider registration...