Governor signs bill to keep UND Fighting Sioux nickname

Full story: TwinCities.com

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed legislation that requires the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname.
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Best news of the day!
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Maybe we truly are entering a time when we will cast away the tyrrany of political correctness.
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YES YES YES

This is great news. NCAA is nuts and has no clue on reality. They obviously never have gone to games where American Indians were in full support and honored.
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GREAT-GREAT-GREAT, might be the first time someone had guts enough to get in front of lib activists trying to bgend law and fool people.
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Of all the stupid things a people or government can do, getting your panties bunched up over a nickname for sports teams has to be at the top of the list.

Why would anyone give a tinkers damn about a name or mascot of a school. The U of M has an ugly rodent for its symbol! But if efforts were made to change it from a gopher to a wolf, the howls of ignorance would come from many; mostly from people with a double digit IQ.

I honestly cannot think of anything less important to take a stand on than the nickname and mascot of a school. Stupidity squared!
Students Pay the Price

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Speaking as someone from Fargo, I can say sadly this bigoted view of the world by the North Dakota legislature isn't surprising. Beyond the obvious racist nature of keeping the name for no reason other than pride, this will more than anything lead to UND students paying the price by not being allowed to participate in NCAA events, and not being allowed to host sporting events. Also, this will have a major impact on recruiting for athletics and academics, because what student would want to play for a team that is guaranteed to be penalized by the NCAA for as long as they keep the name? The Sioux tribes do not support UND's use of the name, and there is little tradition of the "Fighting Sioux" at UND - it wasn’t long ago that their nickname was the Flickertails. I guess the Gophers wont have to worry about UND any more.
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It is amazing that the Fighting Sioux name can be hostile to the NCAA but the Florida Seminoles head-dressed warrior on a white horse, can whoop into a football stadium and throw a spear into the ground... But that is acceptable to the NCAA.
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Hey Minneapolis !!! See you at the Final Five....OH NO, that's right, I won't. Congrats on another fine athletic season at the U of M. Best regards, a proud member of the Standing Rock Nation.
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whats wrong with calling the team the "German catholic priests?" then we can all go to the game and act stupid and make fun of the german catholic priests. they won`t mind its honoring them and all in fun.
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"The german catholic priests", thats a good name, I will dress up as a catholic priest, go to the game and act stupid, the German Catholic Priests won`t mind were honoring them and its all in the name of fun.
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racist, bigot white north dakotans, why don`t you name a mascot of your own people ? so others can dress up and act stupid at the game and make fun of your stupid white as- race.
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Jacques wrote:
Hey Minneapolis !!! See you at the Final Five....OH NO, that's right, I won't. Congrats on another fine athletic season at the U of M. Best regards, a proud member of the Standing Rock Nation.
yes! North Dakota, white racist bigots, there are other white racist bigots, beside yourself, there are lots of them around.
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Did I mention how proud I am about being from North Dakota. Finally, lawmakers who won't bend over every time some white, full-of-guilt, liberal do-gooder group (NCAA and - "insert your group here") starts whining.
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the white race is a sorry as- race, they don`t even have anybody to honor as a mascot.
Fighting Irish dude
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On St Patrick's day, I'm looking to be offended by something Irish.....can I get Federal funding?

thanks!
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white racist bigot wrote:
the white race is a sorry as- race, they don`t even have anybody to honor as a mascot.
WRONG! Rush Limbaugh. Or better yet, Michele Bachmann.
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Next stop...change the Fighting Gophers to the Casino Chippewas.
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Ron Langevin wrote:
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT, might be the first time someone had guts enough to get in front of lib activists trying to bgend law and fool people.
I agree, but this has little to do with "lib activists." A lot of liberals are on the side of keeping the Fighting Sioux nickname.
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Students Pay the Price wrote:
Speaking as someone from Fargo, I can say sadly this bigoted view of the world by the North Dakota legislature isn't surprising. Beyond the obvious racist nature of keeping the name for no reason other than pride, this will more than anything lead to UND students paying the price by not being allowed to participate in NCAA events, and not being allowed to host sporting events. Also, this will have a major impact on recruiting for athletics and academics, because what student would want to play for a team that is guaranteed to be penalized by the NCAA for as long as they keep the name? The Sioux tribes do not support UND's use of the name, and there is little tradition of the "Fighting Sioux" at UND - it wasn’t long ago that their nickname was the Flickertails. I guess the Gophers wont have to worry about UND any more.
You are so, so, so misinformed. Where do you get your information? On the Internet?
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yes! North Dakota, white racist bigots, there are other white racist bigots, beside yourself, there are lots of them around.

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