Redskins owner: Let’s get something straight — we’re not changing the name

posted at 7:21 pm on October 9, 2013 by Allahpundit

The exciting conclusion to last night’s Quotes of the Day. This is an unusual story in that it gets progressively less interesting on the merits — how many different ways can there be to argue that “Redskins” is or isn’t offensive? — and more interesting as a test of wills/PR challenge.

Dan Snyder’s core message: This team is all about honoring Native Americans, not denigrating them.

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Click for more. The question for this guy isn’t whether he believes what he says or how much of a financial hit he’s willing to take from any boycotts, which are likely to negligible. The question is how much of a distraction he’s willing to let it become. He can afford to engage on it right now because the team stinks and he’s got nothing better to do. But eventually they’ll return to glory and that’s when liberals will turn up the volume. Does he want to be nagged by this for years? Can he stand the supreme irritation of relentless self congratulatory, self-righteous left-wing moralizing when his team’s in the hunt for a Super Bowl? Good lord, they could break guys at Gitmo with that. And as a corollary, does he really want to become the leader of the opposition in politically correct America? The fact that liberal outfits like Slate and MSNBC decided to noisily champion this cause was enough to sharpen the lines of partisan/ideological divisions, but now that The One’s weighed in, the issue will begin to approach litmus-test territory. Is he prepared to become the hero of PC resistance and a villain who, if not quite the retrograde plutocrat that the Koch brothers are, is nonetheless an enemy of “enlightened” America?

If there’s any owner in sports who might kind of dig that attention, it’s Dan Snyder:

Really, for all the work Harjo did to eradicate the name for parts of three decades, for everything Halbritter and others do now, the person who did the most to amplify the message of the ChangeTheMascot.org crowd is Snyder himself.

When USA Today’s Erik Brady asked about the issue in May, the owner’s hubris got the best of him: “We’ll never change the name,” Snyder said. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”

That was it. That was enough to mobilize many of the apathetic and ambivalent to join the advocates and the hard-core activists. When a billionaire takes a position as a bully instead of at least acknowledging the people who are offended, then he starts to lose what middle ground remained…

It’s not the Oneida Nation, the Cherokee Nation or any one of 450-plus federally recognized sovereign peoples. It’s called the world’s tribe, and it is bigger and infinitely more powerful than an 80-year-old fan base and its idea of “tradition.”

That was published in WaPo two days ago, keying off of Obama’s comments this past weekend. Interestingly, the letter Snyder published today does, emphatically, respectfully acknowledge the fact that people are offended and tries to counter it by basically arguing that he’s the guy who’s really pro-Indian here, not his critics. That’s a notable softening of his “NEVER, NEVER” position before, but the fact that he’d think to publish this letter at all means he’s not going to give ground on this anytime soon. Check back in five years, maybe?

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Good for him.
Moreover, he displayed great self control by not telling obama to go f . . . .

GaltBlvnAtty on October 9, 2013 at 7:23 PM

One of the five worst NFL owners, but spot on here.

22044 on October 9, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Names are only changed by political pussies.

TX-96 on October 9, 2013 at 7:26 PM

UPDATE:

National Parks Service enroute to secure suspected Indian burial ground beneath FedEx Field.

NPS Spox: “It may take months, even a year or two to assess the issue, and may involve removing the stadium to conduct archaeological studies”

BobMbx on October 9, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Such a stupid non-issue…

OmahaConservative on October 9, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Snyder is a peacock who loves a challenge. He is not some simpering idiot who will be intimidated by fatuous fools on TV networks that nobody watches. He does not run in the political circles of Washington, he is one of the few there who have made their money in the private sector. He knows he will be around long after this gang of leftist thugs is gone.

Redskins fans don’t want to change the name either, and they are Snyder’s constituents.

rockmom on October 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Alright! Redskins forever! Woo Hoo!

BetseyRoss on October 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Email him!!!

http://www.redskins.com/fan-zone/email-the-redskins.html

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Wow! I am so relieved that’s settled…did you hear about the government withholding death payments to families of our military? It was the Repubs fault…I think Bush.

d1carter on October 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Does anyone know what the word Oklahoma means? look it up… It means Red People; Obama will be asking the State to change it’s name next.

Kaptain Amerika on October 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Clearly the problem is the word “skin”.

It’s time to ban the word “skin”.

Ben Hur on October 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Tomahawk Chop! Oh, wait…

predator on October 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I think they should change their name to the Bloodthirsty Savages. Keep the logo.

MJBrutus on October 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Tell him Bambi that he should first direct his efforts to having the Chicago Blackhawks change their name.

PackerBronco on October 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

One tribe is now demanding the Cleveland Indians change their name.

o/t, but will be making news probably:

Levin just ran over Ron Johnson and then backed up and did it again. The Senator couldn’t answer a question. It was painful.

Resist We Much on October 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

At least he’s smart enough to recognize the right answer here.

Changing the name to placate 3% while pissing off 97% is not good business.

HondaV65 on October 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

“SQUIRREL”!

batterup on October 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

I hereby move to nominate Dan Snyder as Owner of the Year. And, for those opposed, may you find tomahawks in your itty bitty heads.

Oh, almost forgot. While we’re talking about changing team names, what about state names? Know what Oklahoma means, in Choctaw? Yep, “Red Skins.”

TXUS on October 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

lifelong redskin fan. dont trust this craphead. he’s going to make mr cook roll over in his grave at some point with this. dont trust danny.

t8stlikchkn on October 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Levin just ran over Ron Johnson and then backed up and did it again. The Senator couldn’t answer a question. It was painful.

Resist We Much on October 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Tire tracks all across your back,

I can see you had your fun.

predator on October 9, 2013 at 7:38 PM

As a fan of the Dallas Cowboys back during the glory days of the Cowboys/Redskins rivalry. all I have to say is BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…deep breath…BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

cozmo on October 9, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Lib talking point. Who cares?

HiJack on October 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Keep the logo.

MJBrutus on October 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Nope, burqha.

cozmo on October 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM

…a shiny object?

KOOLAID2 on October 9, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Thanks for admitting that empire, settler colonialism and genocide are very much part of what makes America, America.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

They’re part of what makes every surviving nation every surviving nation. What’s your point?

MJBrutus on October 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

“Minnesota” in Ojibwe means “Minnesota”, it’s just a word they made up to impress white liberals who feel guilty and want to give the Indians money.

Bishop on October 9, 2013 at 7:43 PM

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

You are welcome.

Though you would most likely prefer to exist in an eastern European socialist utopia dystopia.

cozmo on October 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM

And as a corollary, does he really want to become the leader of the opposition in politically correct America?

Good Lord, AP, if you’re so frickin concerned about the mental condition of Snyder, do yourself a favor and go sign the petition to change the name:

http://www.change.org/petitions/washington-redskins-ask-daniel-snyder-to-change-the-name

hisfrogness on October 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM

I suggest they change their name to “The Obamabots”. King Barack I will shower them with taxpayer money.

GarandFan on October 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM

NFL fans don’t really give a crap about PC for the most part.This is the first Snyder move that I applaud.

Southernblogger on October 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Tomahawk Chop! Oh, wait…

predator on October 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Ted Turner’s rolling in his grave…

Oh, Wait…

BigWyo on October 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Do the perpetually offended avoid Trojans because of the genocidal empire of Alexander the Great?

batterup on October 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM

They’re part of what makes every surviving nation every surviving nation. What’s your point?

MJBrutus on October 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

My point is that these facts have rarely been part of secondary education on the history of this nation; and that, historically, when people have tried to fold those facts into the public representations of the nation’s history, conservatives come along and claim that they “hate America” or are trying to “propogandize” children. Indeed, describing America as genocidal has been framed by conservatives as “revisionism.” I didn’t realize that conservatives had come around to wanting a realistic presentation of the nation’s past.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Anyone who’s offended should purchase their own NFL team and not name it the Redskins.

Problem solved.

Lost in Jersey on October 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

The entire NFL will be gone in 25 years so this is pointless.

tetriskid on October 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Thanks for admitting that empire, settler colonialism and genocide are very much part of what makes America, America.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Agreed, and since the Vikings made it here first to start the onslaught I think the MN team should change their name too.

Now about Soshangane, he must have had a white grandmother in the woodshed, huh?

Bishop on October 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Good for Snyder. It’s about time someone shows a little moral clarity and courage to stand up to the PC bullies and tell them to pound sand.

petefrt on October 9, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Jay Carney described himself as a Washingtonian who was proud when the lazy stupid coward called for a name change.

Well, as a Washingtonian who actually followed football instead of soccer or lacrosse, all I can say to Jay Carney is eff off. Hard to believe you actually are straight.

Given the fact that Native Americans are mostly known for alcoholism, illiteracy, diabetes, obesity, domestic abuse, and gaming; there are negative aspects about the name “Redskins” as well.

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM

MY HERO!!!!!

RdLake on October 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Thanks for admitting that empire, settler colonialism and genocide are very much part of what makes America, America.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

You’re welcome. Actually, empire, settler colonialism, and genocide are very much part of what makes human civilization, human civilization. Or do you actually believe that every non-white human on the planet was living in some sort of peaceful harmony with Gaia until the European empire builders came along?

JimLennon on October 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM

“Maryland Redskins”

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Uh, no…. “Virginia Redskins”, OK, “Commonwealth Redskins”, OK, “Maryland Redskins”, no way…

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM

You left out rape, murder, torture, kidnapping and exterminating each other.
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And tobacco, never leave out devil tobacco.

cozmo on October 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Good for Snyder. It’s about time someone shows a little moral clarity and courage to stand up to the PC bullies and tell them to pound sand.

petefrt on October 9, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Not to mention the outrage from the fans with an arbitrary name change forced by the PC police. Abe Pollin did it with the Bullets becoming the Wizards but DC isn’t really a basketball city. Snyder doesn’t have that kind of latitude when it comes to fan loyalty.

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2013 at 7:55 PM

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Of course you know that you simply want to exaggerate and emphasize the dark parts of our history while glossing over what America has meant to the advancement of the most noble ideals this planet has ever seen.

You would like to promote white guilt and call it “realism” while omitting, for example, the true nature of the “noble savages” we displaced. The American Indians were warlike people who were as cruel and imperialistic towards each other as the white settlers ever became. They enslaved other tribesmen and “cleansed” the land of rivals whenever they got the chance.

In the end they lost because they were backwards, technological dunces who had only ferocity going for them. So please, spare me the leftist myths that you hold so dear.

MJBrutus on October 9, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Does he want to be nagged by this for years? Can he stand the supreme irritation of relentless self congratulatory, self-righteous left-wing moralizing when his team’s in the hunt for a Super Bowl? Good lord, they could break guys at Gitmo with that. And as a corollary, does he really want to become the leader of the opposition in politically correct America?

Dan Snyder is a big boy, Allah.
Your tut-tutting is sweet. But, more so – it is annoying.

egmont on October 9, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Redskins owner: Let’s get something straight — we’re not changing the name

Hey, Republicans. Take notes. THAT’S how it’s done, and that’s how easy it is.

Cleombrotus on October 9, 2013 at 7:58 PM

My point is that these facts have rarely been part of secondary education on the history of this nation…

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Really? What secondary schools have you been watching? Because that viewpoint was taught to me all the way back in 1990 when I first entered high school.

JimLennon on October 9, 2013 at 7:59 PM

How about the “Washington White Honkies?” *Oops, nope, they have black players too, so that’s not inclusive enough*

“Washington Hoodies?” Would that please the PC police?

“Washington Deprived and Abused Minorities?” *too long*

Little help here!

predator on October 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM

I think they should change their name to the Bloodthirsty Savages. Keep the logo.

MJBrutus on October 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Heh.

Cleombrotus on October 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Thanks for admitting that empire, settler colonialism and genocide are very much part of what makes America, America.

Yeah, what’s your point? If I may quote a fictional vampire to express my view:

Spike: I just can’t take all this mamby-pamby boo-hooing about the bloody Indians.
Willow: Uh, the preferred term is…
Spike: You won. All right? You came in and you killed them and you took their land. That’s what conquering nations do. It’s what Caesar did, and he’s not goin’ around saying, “I came, I conquered, I felt really bad about it.” The history of the world is not people making friends. You had better weapons, and you massacred them. End of story.

Shump on October 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM

And here is my all time favorite non pc op ed:

http://www.tkinter.smig.net/Chicago/InjunSummer/

Loved this when I was a kid and love it even more today.

Blake on October 9, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Thanks for admitting that empire, settler colonialism and genocide are very much part of what makes America, America.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

You wear women’s clothing on your off hours, don’t you?

Cleombrotus on October 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM

You left out rape, murder, torture, kidnapping and exterminating each other. And tobacco, never leave out devil tobacco.

cozmo on October 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I didn’t want to over-stress the point. Why go out after the Redskins and not the Chicago Blackhawks, the Cleveland Indians, or the Atlanta Braves?

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2013 at 8:03 PM

In the end they lost because they were backwards, technological dunces who had only ferocity going for them. So please, spare me the leftist myths that you hold so dear.

MJBrutus on October 9, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Your problem is this idea of the “darker” parts of our history. It suggests you feel guilt about these things. What I emphasize in my courses is that white supremacy and violence were essential to the construction of what we call Western “rationality,” “reason” and “civilization.” Now how you *feel* about those facts is sort of up to you. But for a very longtime conservatives worked diligently to conceal any evidence of the essential relationship between genocidal violence and the philosophies of “liberty” “property” and “individual rights.” These things as concepts in need of defense could not cohere without white supremacy. And in fact our founders and the leaders of Western expansion were quite explicit about this and framed the white American nation in a zero-sum relationship to non-white Indigenous groups. Again, what you do with those historical facts is really up to you. But you can’t deny that conservatives worked to deny those facts for a very long time.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Manifest Destiny, Baby!

Own it. Love it. Believe in it.

predator on October 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

And, Progressives have been so quick to embrace the eugenics and, say, Japanese-American internment in their background.

Resist We Much on October 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I didn’t realize that conservatives had come around to wanting a realistic presentation of the nation’s past.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM


Any thoughts on the Indian Massacre of 1622 in the Virginia Colony wherein more than 300 settlers were subjected to genocide by native raiders and wiped out the early city of Henricus, a settlement that literally never recovered? Please don’t hold back on your post-colonial interpretation of genocide dealt out to white settlers by Native Americans of the Powhatan group – the loss amounted to a number equal to one quarter of all the settlers in Jamestown.
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I wonder if they ripped the hearts out and ate them?

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

If this really is going to be a litmus test, then that’s all the reason I need to start buying and PUBLICLY WEARING Redskins memorabilia.

http://store.redskins.com

leereyno on October 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I can’t believe Elisabeth Warren hasn’t chimed in on this.

They’re degrading HER PEOPLE!!!!!

Wait, we’re talking about the Whitest People on Earth right???

They’re a Semi Pro team outta Damn Neck Virginia…

Google it!!!

It’s part of the ‘You Didn’t Build That’ league.

BigWyo on October 9, 2013 at 8:09 PM

What I emphasize in my courses …

But for a very longtime conservatives worked diligently to conceal any evidence of the essential relationship between genocidal violence and the philosophies of “liberty” “property” and “individual rights.”

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

So you’re a professional propagandist. I don’t know who these “conservatives” are that you keep complaining about. The fact is that America screwed the Indians. They deserved it, but we didn’t have to give it to them. That’s not guilt, that’s recognition of the unfairness of early American society. I had no part in it. My ancestors had no part in it, so why should I feel the slightest bit of guilt?

That said, your comments consistently exaggerate the evils of our nation’s past and minimize the greatness of it. I can and do deny that conservatives have worked to deny the facts of history. That’s just the BS you tell yourself to make you feel superior.

MJBrutus on October 9, 2013 at 8:10 PM

That’s right put your foot DOWN, because few do that in politics.

The Nerve on October 9, 2013 at 8:11 PM

In other football news:

PITTSBURGH STEELERS TO HELP OBAMA ADMIN PROMOTE OBAMACARE

The Pittsburgh Steelers will help President Barack Obama’s administration promote Obamacare and the healthcare exchanges that launched last week with a multitude of glitches.

Steelers owner Dan Rooney, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and retired Steelers players will host an event at Heinz Field, where the Steelers play, on Thursday for an event.
Rooney is Obama’s former Ambassador to Ireland.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the meetup is called the “Affordable Care Act education and enrollment event,” and it will provide “Pennsylvanians the opportunity to learn more about the health insurance marketplace exchanges.”

obladioblada on October 9, 2013 at 8:13 PM

My point is that these facts have rarely been part of secondary education on the history of this nation

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

But you can’t deny that conservatives worked to deny those facts for a very long time.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Liberal, unionized, public school system, but it’s conservatives who are glossing over everything.

Sometimes I wonder, is libfree actually a comment-bot of some kind just throwing out random sentences?

Bishop on October 9, 2013 at 8:15 PM

As a direct descendant of Tecumseh, Chief of the Shawnee and my 5th great grandfather, and in whose name is Tecumseh Court at the US Naval Academy, in honor of his reputation as a fierce warrior/opponent, I hereby salute Dan Snyder for not backing down from this ridiculous media-generated clusterf*ck. In my antecedent’s days, they had a name for Americans translated as … “white skins” so I cannot imagine them having a problem at all to be called “red skins”.

TXUS on October 9, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Change the Mascot to a Peanut

glsmith36 on October 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Change the mascot to an Elephant. That will teach the Donkeys to leave well enough alone :-)

MJBrutus on October 9, 2013 at 8:18 PM

For the love of …..why is AP obsessed with this? It is liberal swill! Look, the Redskins are one if the oldest sports franchises in America. They are not changing their name. Get over it!

fight like a girl on October 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Thanks for admitting that empire, settler colonialism and genocide are very much part of what makes America, America.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Good thing none of that happened in Europe!

Good Solid B-Plus on October 9, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Interesting how naming a team Redskins is denigrating to redskins while naming a team Whiteskins would be denigrating only to non-whiteskins.

TexAz on October 9, 2013 at 8:21 PM

If we have a right to not be offended in this country, then what about those who would be offended by changing the name?

rich8450 on October 9, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Thanks for admitting that empire, settler colonialism and genocide are very much part of what makes America, America.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Your tears are delicious.

22044 on October 9, 2013 at 8:23 PM

And as a corollary, does he really want to become the leader of the opposition in politically correct America?

I doubt it. He’ll cave. Because we’re all fuc*ing cowards now.

rrpjr on October 9, 2013 at 8:23 PM

So what are we going to do about Notre Shame and their racist mascot?

MJBrutus on October 9, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Stay tough Mr Snyder – Redskins Nation is with you.

jake-the-goose on October 9, 2013 at 8:23 PM

It’s not about being offended. Far more people are more deeply offended by changing the team than by retaining it.

Rather it is about liberal victim-hustling. By claiming victim status these grievance-hustlers are asserting a claim to preferential treatment.

Rich H on October 9, 2013 at 8:23 PM

In other football news:

PITTSBURGH STEELERS TO HELP OBAMA ADMIN PROMOTE OBAMACARE

The Pittsburgh Steelers will help President Barack Obama’s administration promote Obamacare and the healthcare exchanges that launched last week with a multitude of glitches.

Steelers owner Dan Rooney, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and retired Steelers players will host an event at Heinz Field, where the Steelers play, on Thursday for an event.
Rooney is Obama’s former Ambassador to Ireland.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the meetup is called the “Affordable Care Act education and enrollment event,” and it will provide “Pennsylvanians the opportunity to learn more about the health insurance marketplace exchanges.”

obladioblada on October 9, 2013 at 8:13 PM

So that’s why they suck – and I’m a Steelers fan!

I wonder what Captain Ed has to say about this…

If I have to stop being a Steelers fan, then I pretty much stop being an NFL fan. It happened with me and the NBA.

22044 on October 9, 2013 at 8:24 PM

TexAz on October 9, 2013 at 8:21 PM

If sports teams for high school, colleges and pro sports had never used any “Indian” names for mascots, then the professional gripers of the country would be complaining about that–ignoring their heritage, past, achievements, blah, blah, blah.

predator on October 9, 2013 at 8:25 PM

They are not changing their name. Get over it!

fight like a girl on October 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM

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OH! That reminds me of a liberal meme that they foisted on Twitter to emphasize their serious obstructionism:

It’s. The. LAW. Their. NAME.

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2013 at 8:25 PM

What I emphasize in my courses is that white supremacy and violence were essential to the construction of what we call Western “rationality,” “reason” and “civilization.”

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Gee, I wonder why we’d push back against that. Maybe because it’s complete ****ing nonsense?

I’d love to see libfree’s logic presented as a syllogism. It’d be a laugh riot.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 9, 2013 at 8:26 PM

a realistic presentation of the nation’s past.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

BWAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gads! You’re an ass.

Solaratov on October 9, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Your tears are delicious.

22044 on October 9, 2013 at 8:23 PM


Yuk. I mean, Rilly…

ExpressoBold on October 9, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Levin just ran over Ron Johnson and then backed up and did it again. The Senator couldn’t answer a question. It was painful.

Resist We Much

It was painful indeed, and pathetic. Did you catch the way he kept demanding to know the defund strategy, but then when asked about his strategy towards the end, RJ said he didn’t want to reveal that in public because then the democrats would know, lol? What a joke.

xblade on October 9, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Little help here!

predator on October 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM

How about the Washington Trayvons?

Solaratov on October 9, 2013 at 8:31 PM

What I emphasize in my courses is that white supremacy and violence were essential to the construction of what we call Western “rationality,” “reason” and “civilization.”

libfreeordie

In other words, those concerned about propagandizing students via revisionist history are right.

xblade on October 9, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Never give the progressives a single inch. Beat them down as soon as they rear their nasty little heads.

Wendya on October 9, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Do the perpetually offended avoid Trojans because of the genocidal empire of Alexander the Great?

batterup on October 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM

If they used more Trojans there wouldn’t be as many of them. :)

Somehow that didn’t bother the administration at USC.

Steve Z on October 9, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Thanks for admitting that empire, settler colonialism and genocide are very much part of what makes America, America.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Your arguments might appear more convincing if they were even-handed. Why was it OK for native Americans to colonize North America (they are our 1st immigrants) but not Europeans, Africans and Asians?

Rich H on October 9, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Thanks for admitting that empire, settler colonialism and genocide are very much part of what makes America, America.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Do some research on what the leftist progressive Obama is doing to the Navajo Nation and then talk to me about genocide.

alanstern on October 9, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM

You are Washingtonian? I am recovering Washingtonian, living now in mountains of Western PA. My heart goes out to you. Keep up the good fight.

petefrt on October 9, 2013 at 8:39 PM

What I emphasize in my courses is that white supremacy and violence were essential to the construction of what we call Western “rationality,” “reason” and “civilization.”

libfreeordie

In the words of Elaine Benis, that’s because you’re an idiot.

rrpjr on October 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM

What I emphasize in my courses …

But for a very longtime conservatives worked diligently to conceal any evidence of the essential relationship between genocidal violence and the philosophies of “liberty” “property” and “individual rights.”

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Do you follow that up with “How Black People Sold Other Black People to Whitey in Africa”? Not part of your curriculum??

Tenured Professor of the ‘Humanities’…I can believe it..Yer an Affirmative Action hack that teaches general Ed classes that no one would take if they weren’t required.

You go girl.

BigWyo on October 9, 2013 at 8:42 PM

xblade on October 9, 2013 at 8:31 PM

I swear, I couldn’t stop hearing this interview as I was listening to him:

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/diaz-and-confused-candidate-misses-the-points-20130806-2rb1v.html

Resist We Much on October 9, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Libby is proof that this date, October 17, 1979, will be our eventual downfall.

D-fusit on October 9, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Shaka called, something about a Zulu Kingdom.

Bishop on October 9, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Do you follow that up with “How Black People Sold Other Black People to Whitey in Africa”? Not part of your curriculum??

Tenured Professor of the ‘Humanities’…I can believe it..Yer an Affirmative Action hack that teaches general Ed classes that no one would take if they weren’t required.

You go girl.

Rich H on October 9, 2013 at 8:46 PM

admitting that empire, settler colonialism and genocide are very much part of what makes America, America.

libfreeordie on October 9, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Yet you’re still here semen drinker.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 9, 2013 at 8:46 PM

How about the Washington Creepy-ass Crackers? The lamestream media already determined that doesn’t carry any racial connotations…

Roc on October 9, 2013 at 8:47 PM

In the words of Elaine Benis, that’s because you’re an idiot.

rrpjr on October 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM

And because the only people he can get away with doing that in front of are ignorant little 18 and 19 year olds who don’t know any better and/or don’t have the stones to argue with a “perfesser” who gets paid to spout crapola.

Solaratov on October 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM

What I emphasize in my courses is that white supremacy and violence were essential to the construction of what we call Western “rationality,” “reason” and “civilization.”

libfreeordie

Blacks sold their brothers in sisters in Africa…. because they were pure… /

Freakish degenerate.

CWchangedhisNicagain on October 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM

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