Obama would change "Redskins" name.

Obama would change "Redskins" name.

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Blacklicks Only Poster

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Oct 5, 2013
President Barack Obama says if he was owner of Washington Redskins he’d think about changing team nickname

By Frank Schwab | Shutdown Corner – 4 hours ago

The issue of the Washington Redskins' nickname is a hot-button topic, in a city that loves to debate hot-button issues.

President Barack Obama has some serious things to worry about, like the government being shut down. But the Associated Press, during an exclusive interview, squeezed in a queston to Obama about the Redskins' nickname and the idea that it is offensive and should be changed. And Obama gave an interesting answer:

"(P)eople get pretty attached to team names, mascots," Obama told the Associated Press. "I don't think there are any Redskins fans that mean offense. I've got to say that if I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team – even if it had a storied history – that was offending a sizeable group of people, I'd think about changing it.

"But I don't want to detract from the wonderful Redskins fans that are here. They love their team, and rightly so – even though they've been having a pretty tough time this year. But I think – all these mascots and team names related to Native Americans, Native Americans feel pretty strongly about it. And I don't know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real, legitimate concerns that people have about these things."

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is among the other powerful people who has said that it might be time to think about changing the Redskins' team name.

Many people in Washington are attached to the Redskins name and the history behind it. It's a bit surprising during this time of more important political turmoil in Washington that Obama would offer a potentially unpopular opinion on another controversial issue.

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#2 Oct 5, 2013
How about the Cleveland Indians?
Every year fans dress in honor of the Indians and a few take it up a notch and wear red faces, etc, to the games. It is not intended to mock or demean the American Indian. The national news brought up the fact that for years there have been small demonstrations protesting the logo the Cleveland Indians use.
I have witnessed these. And believe me, it's about 3-5 people holding signs. That's it. No one means malice.
How about Atlantic Braves.....chop chop with the tomahawks...that's more offensive than wearing feathers and red face.
This country needs to lighten up......god forbid we insult, or hurt minority feelings....how about our rights?
Being politically correct is destroying our country.
Blacklicks Only Poster

Reynoldsburg, OH

#3 Oct 5, 2013
Y do U H8 America's indigenous people?

; )
They cannot kill a Spook

Taylor, MI

#4 Oct 5, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
How about the Cleveland Indians?
Every year fans dress in honor of the Indians and a few take it up a notch and wear red faces, etc, to the games. It is not intended to mock or demean the American Indian. The national news brought up the fact that for years there have been small demonstrations protesting the logo the Cleveland Indians use.
I have witnessed these. And believe me, it's about 3-5 people holding signs. That's it. No one means malice.
How about Atlantic Braves.....chop chop with the tomahawks...that's more offensive than wearing feathers and red face.
This country needs to lighten up......god forbid we insult, or hurt minority feelings....how about our rights?
Being politically correct is destroying our country.
The only Indian in those protesters, like the ones that complained about Miami (Oxford Ohio) was the gay one in the Village people.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#5 Oct 5, 2013
How about The Washington Potato Skins? Now, back to work Obama!

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#6 Oct 5, 2013
Blacklicks Only Poster wrote:
Y do U H8 America's indigenous people?
; )
I don't hate anyone.
I love the American Indians and their history.
The teams were named decades ago when people weren't so sensitive about everything....untill politically correctness became vogue.
It's baloney!
People are people. No bad intent, when it comes to this.

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#7 Oct 5, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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The only Indian in those protesters, like the ones that complained about Miami (Oxford Ohio) was the gay one in the Village people.
Lol
No one protested that group when they came on stage in their costumes.
The song is being played at weddings everywhere.
Selective protests....

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#8 Oct 5, 2013
It seems I need to contact my alma mater and suggest they rename their sports teams. Something more PC than "Braves".
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#9 Oct 5, 2013
Why not name them the Washington Kenyans?
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#10 Oct 5, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
How about the Cleveland Indians?
Every year fans dress in honor of the Indians and a few take it up a notch and wear red faces, etc, to the games. It is not intended to mock or demean the American Indian. The national news brought up the fact that for years there have been small demonstrations protesting the logo the Cleveland Indians use.
I have witnessed these. And believe me, it's about 3-5 people holding signs. That's it. No one means malice.
How about Atlantic Braves.....chop chop with the tomahawks...that's more offensive than wearing feathers and red face.
This country needs to lighten up......god forbid we insult, or hurt minority feelings....how about our rights?
Being politically correct is destroying our country.
You are truly dense. How about we change the name of the Cleveland baseball team to the Cleveland Guineas? The mascot can be a big fat caricature of Luca Brasi with a mouth full of spaghetti.
Pass the cannoli.

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#11 Oct 6, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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You are truly dense. How about we change the name of the Cleveland baseball team to the Cleveland Guineas? The mascot can be a big fat caricature of Luca Brasi with a mouth full of spaghetti.
Pass the cannoli.
With that, look who the stupid one is now!

Keep the Canoli
They cannot kill a Spook

Taylor, MI

#12 Oct 6, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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With that, look who the stupid one is now!
Keep the Canoli
No Canoli for che, just spoiled anchovies
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#13 Oct 6, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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With that, look who the stupid one is now!
Keep the Canoli
How so? We have a pretty big Italian community in Cleveland. I think it is a great name for the team. Instead of "The Tribe" we can be "The Mafia."

Leave the bat, take the cannoli.

(One would think that a self-professed dego like yourself would know how to spell cannoli.)

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#14 Oct 6, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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How so? We have a pretty big Italian community in Cleveland. I think it is a great name for the team. Instead of "The Tribe" we can be "The Mafia."
Leave the bat, take the cannoli.
(One would think that a self-professed dego like yourself would know how to spell cannoli.)
iPad self corrects....what are you gonna do! Eh? Canoli......so sue me paison.......

Who is "we" ? I don't live in Cleveland.

The mafia doesn't need another chapter affiliation......Indians are doing fine....I LOVE the Indians!!!!!

As far as the bat......you know what you can do with it........

Lol

Medin had their homecoming dance last night....did you go?

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#15 Oct 6, 2013
^^^Medina^^^^
Dam this iPad
Lol
They cannot kill a Spook

Taylor, MI

#16 Oct 6, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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iPad self corrects....what are you gonna do! Eh? Canoli......so sue me paison.......
Who is "we" ? I don't live in Cleveland.
The mafia doesn't need another chapter affiliation......Indians are doing fine....I LOVE the Indians!!!!!
As far as the bat......you know what you can do with it........
Lol
Medin had their homecoming dance last night....did you go?
Wrap the bat in barbed wire first the che can shove it up it's Obana tube

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#17 Oct 6, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Wrap the bat in barbed wire first the che can shove it up it's Obana tube
Do you think it would work?...she's such a tight A$$
Lmao
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#18 Oct 6, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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iPad self corrects....what are you gonna do! Eh? Canoli......so sue me paison.......
Who is "we" ? I don't live in Cleveland.
The mafia doesn't need another chapter affiliation......Indians are doing fine....I LOVE the Indians!!!!!
As far as the bat......you know what you can do with it........
Lol
Medin had their homecoming dance last night....did you go?
You are completely incapable of having a civil discussion. Always with the insults.

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#19 Oct 6, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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You are completely incapable of having a civil discussion. Always with the insults.
Excuse me?
You're the Queen of insults and harassment!
I GOTTCHA and you're speechless!
LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Seriously, what do you want to discuss?
Hmmmmmm?

Keep that bat, and pass the Canoli
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#20 Oct 6, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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Excuse me?
You're the Queen of insults and harassment!
I GOTTCHA and you're speechless!
LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Seriously, what do you want to discuss?
Hmmmmmm?
Keep that bat, and pass the Canoli
You got me? You wrote LOL 50 times and told me to put a bat in my butt. That's not too sophisticated. But I guess its the best one can expect out of a wop woman.

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