Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 19, 2014 by Allahpundit

The most controversial name in sports won’t appear again in The Seattle Times’ print edition or on the seattletimes.com home pages as long as I am sports editor.

It’s time to ban the use of “Redskins,” the absurd, offensive and outdated name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C…

We’re banning the name for one reason: It’s offensive. Far from honoring Native Americans, the term colors an entire race. Many Native Americans consider it an outdated label placed on their people…

“I find it as offensive as black people find the N-word,” he said. “They say they’re trying to dignify or honor something with it. It doesn’t dignify us. It doesn’t honor us. It doesn’t make us feel good about ourselves.”

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The normally sleepy U.S. Trademark Trial And Appeal Board, an arm of the PTO, made headlines on Wednesday when it canceled six trademarks registered by the team. Only twice on record has the office tried to use its power to strip away a trademark for being offensive to an ethnic group, and both cases involved the Redskins…

“The decision does not legally force the team to change its name, but I think it adds to the pressure,” said Rebecca Tushnet, a professor focusing on intellectual property at Georgetown University’s Law Center. Neither she nor Beebe could think of another case, aside from those involving the Redskins, in which a trademark was canceled for being disparaging

Disparaging trademarks are denied registration pretty regularly, according to Beebe. For example, the office recently denied a push to register the phrase “Stop the Islamization of America,” USA Today reported…

“I’ve never seen a case of this nature that has had to go back in time to cancel a mark that was registered 40 years ago,” Beebe said. “We’re talking about the meaning of the term in the mid-1960s.”

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“This is a cultural tide-is-turning moment,” Christian Turner told USA TODAY Sports. He is the group director of naming, brand development at Siegel+Gale, a global strategic branding firm.

“The hits have been piling up, and at what point does that pile get big enough to tip the scales?” Turner said. “I think most people watching this see that this is directional, right? Like this will happen, that there will be a name change at some point, so why not get ahead of it and own that narrative?”…

“I don’t believe they have four years” this time, Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) said. “There are going to be many people all across this country just outraged that Mr. Snyder still hasn’t gotten the message yet that this is an offensive term, it is hateful speech and it has no room in such an important American pastime as NFL football.”…

“The Redskins are trying to make an argument based on logic, history and (polling) data,” public relations expert Daniel G. Hill said. “There comes a time when arguing over data points doesn’t work anymore, especially on issues of race. It has reached the point where, for me, I think it is going to be very hard for the Redskins not to eventually change their name.”

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As BuzzFeed’s Joseph Bernstein wrote in a lovely piece about watching the Redskins with his stepfather: “Do Washingtonians want a team they can be proud of in every aspect of its constitution? Should not the name of a team that has been at times a force for racial harmony, a team which today boasts a black quarterback who is the pride of the city, bear a name worthy of its accomplishments? Maybe most importantly, can we make the story of the name change not past versus future, not racist versus progressive, but shame versus pride?”…

Turning the Bullets into the Wizards did not change everything, or turn the franchise around immediately. Not everyone liked the new name, and plenty of people have noted the issues that would accompany a Redskins name change, charging that it was a cynical cash-in to get everyone to buy new gear. And, of course, a name does not make a team excellent.

But the shift did clear the way for fans, be they born Washingtonians or transplants to the area looking to embrace a local franchise, to love the Wizards without embarrassment or reservation. It would be wonderful, and overdue, for the Redskins to remake the team’s image a cause for affirmative pride rather than compromised enthusiasm or outright embarrassment.

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This movement is about the dehumanization of Native Americans on every level — not just in sports, but in media and Hollywood, as well. This is about respect and about the mental stability of our children.

Empirical study has proven that Indian mascots harm the mental health of Native American children. They report to have low self-esteem, a limited sense of social worth and do not believe they can accomplish as much as students from other racial and ethnic backgrounds…

I was asked recently why the mascot issue matters more than the epidemic of poverty on reservations. Or why we are bothered more by a word than the high school dropout rate of Native American students, which is the highest in the country.

It’s not that names matter more, it’s that when we talk about death rates, rape and epidemics in Indian country we don’t always get a response. But when we interrupt sports? We always get a response.

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The Washington NFL team’s trademark attorney was on The Sports Junkies on WJFK-Radio this morning when he was asked if he would call a Native American a ‘redskin’ to his or her face. Raskopf paused at first…

John-Paul Flaim, one of the show’s hosts, then asked, “So what you’re saying is, there’s a context when it can be used as a slur, but the context of the Redskins organization is not as a slur, but as a term meaning Native American?”

“That’s right,” Raskopf said. “It may or may not be used disparagingly, just like many other terms can. So we don’t really think there’s much to that claim, and once you cross the tiny little line that needs to be crossed and realize that we, the Washington Redskins, have made something honorable and successful and imbued that into this brand, there’s no way that anyone can say that we use that mark disparagingly. It’s a mark. What trademark law’s all about.”

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What the decision means, in practical terms: the Redskins aren’t required to change their name, but will no longer have the presumption of ownership of it under trademark law. That would seem to deal a blow to the club’s efforts going forward to prevent third parties from utilizing its name and logo to make money without forging agreements with the Redskins to compensate them.

Experts, though, are quick to point out that business ramifications could be minimal. Even without trademark protection, the club can make a strong argument for presumptive ownership through common law based on their longtime use of the name, which dates back to 1933. “They didn’t surrender their common law trademark rights,” says Mark Sommers, a trademark attorney with Finnegan in Washington, D.C. Think of a common law marriage, where long term couples are still subject to alimony and other legalities even if they never legally married. With product names and logos, common law is largely rooted in consumer protection, the idea being that “you don’t want the public to be confused as to the origin of the name,” says Sommers, who believes the Redskins would have a strong common law case…

The underlying reality is that these things are subjective. Polls have consistently shown that Native Americans are divided on the issue of the Redskins and other Indian-related names of sports teams (no, Native Americans don’t all think alike, they are individuals with varying opinions and political leanings, the same as the broader population). Teams like the Redskins, Braves, Chiefs and others have always maintained that their nicknames derive from respect, and why wouldn’t a team want a moniker that people associate with honor and toughness? Some Native Americans agree, and like the names. Others take offense and want the names changed. Disparaging? It depends on who you ask. That the U.S. government is now in charge of deciding what’s offensive is a slippery slope, to say the least. When it comes to “disparaging” people, why stop at race?

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[L]et’s be frank: It is kind of an odd term. We wouldn’t be OK with “the Washington Blackskins” or the “DC Yellowskins,” so isn’t any color just the same? The first name of the Washington Redskins when it was founded was the Washington Braves (there were four American Indians on the team), so couldn’t Mr. Snyder just return to that name?

Maybe. But the PC police, and hard core liberals like Mr. Reid, would crow. They’ll see any name change as a victory, and worse — let’s be just as frank — move on to the next thing they find offensive. You know how thin-skinned and easily offended the members of the Tolerance Party can be.

But in the end, doesn’t America have more to worry about than the name of an NFL football team? And if 83 percent of Americans — and 90 percent of American Indians — don’t find the word offensive, shouldn’t that rule the day?

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We’re agnostic in the Indian symbol debate, though we’ve never understood why the critics think fans and athletes want their team names to represent something other than strength, courage or pride. If names were meant to convey dislike—of, say, Vikings, Yankees or the Irish—then Redskins owner Dan Snyder would have converted to the Washington Harry Reids years ago…

President Obama couldn’t resist chiming in either, as he never can. “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 sizable group of people, I’d think about changing it,” he declaimed in October.

In this Administration that was a political signal to act, and all the President’s patent officers apparently knew to add the Redskins to the target list—at least judging by the majority’s legal reasoning. The ruling is nearly word-for-word identical to a 1990s trademark decision that was later overturned by a federal appeals court. This panel, with new plaintiffs, dusted off the same logic and procedural abuses of the narrow rules of patent evidence to please Washington’s party in power and the perpetually aggrieved. We trust the Redskins will prevail again on appeal…

So there you have it: The Obama Democrats now think government should dictate team mascots.

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How far does this go, and is this a slippery slope? What if supporters of traditional marriage were to trademark the name “Natural Marriage Team” or similar word choice? Homosexuals have increasingly objected to the term “natural marriage” for heterosexual marriages.

Also whether a term concerns something “immoral” or “brings [someone] into contempt” can change over time. Consider actual national groups like Queers for Economic Justice, or local groups like the Queer Alliance Resource Center, which is an organization at the University of California at Berkeley.

Could they get a trademark? Was “queer” disparaging 20 years ago or alleging immorality, but not today?…

Reasonable people can disagree on where to draw the line on such things, or whether government should draw such lines at all. In a free society that treasures freedom of opinion and speech, there is always a danger that government will draw lines that promote a political agenda under the guise of enforcing civility.

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So frank really was bluegill.

hawkdriver on June 19, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Yup. Hagfish has a sockdrawer full of filthy socks…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Good evening, sir. How are things in the great state of TX today?

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Warm and wonderful. How are you?

KCB on June 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Lefties would have a kiniption fit out here in OK, many town and county names are native american…

State name means Red Earth!!

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Why, thank you, OC!!!

Oh, well, there go my plans for pushing the envelope a bit tonight, playing sappy love songs or bumpngrind music, and talking trash to find out where the new PC limits are.

Somebody thinks I have class, so I better not let them down, eh? ;-)

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Roll Call @rollcall · 6h

RPaul wants new authorization of force for Iraq, says one generation can’t commit another generation to war forever http://roll.cl/TbAokl

Posted at 5:36 p.m. on June 19, 2014

http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/rand-paul-urges-obama-to-seek-congressional-authorization-for-military-action-in-iraq/

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:22 PM

So frank really was bluegill.

hawkdriver on June 19, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Maybe bluegill is really frank.

Oh no, imagery alert.

Diluculo on June 19, 2014 at 11:22 PM

KCB on June 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Much the same, thank you!

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Ooof…Mattera going after Killary. Did you see her face after that, a permagrin with death waiting just behind it.

Bishop on June 19, 2014 at 11:23 PM

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Do whatever you want darlin’
I’ll still love and respect you in the morning…
:)

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Funny how Frank decided to answer for her. In her writing style no less.

Judge_Dredd on June 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

…Frank was banned.

ISIS puts out photo of members chillin’ with John McCain In Syria

This 2013 photograph of John McCain is being circulated by members of ISIS as a photo of him with members of some of their members in Syria.

VorDaj on June 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

McVain is always an (useful) idiot. He’ll soon as to bomb Canada, if he’s allowed to speak for much longer.

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Stand your ground Duy Tran for the state of TX!! Woooo hoooo!!

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:24 PM

OC, what was your “patience” point, pls?

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 19, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Yep. You are right about that Newtie. Becha you would make a good cat woman.

Parmenides on June 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

OC, what was your “patience” point, pls?

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2014 at 11:24 PM

It was an oooops. I thought Bmore was quoting you from another qotd thread.

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Well, that was fine until I broke a kids arm with a stick after he taunted me with that one just one time too many. Yep, got into a wee bit o trouble on that one.

Diluculo on June 19, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Too funny, Diluculo!

But I bet you and the other kid are both stronger people today, as a result of that unfortunate playground incident.

(Of course, I’m assuming the other kid didn’t grow up to be a personal injury lawyer!)

wren on June 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I’ll still love and respect you in the morning…
:)

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:23 PM

ROFL. Now where have I heard that one before?

Thanks anyway, OC.

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Sorry, Schad…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

So frank really was bluegill.

hawkdriver on June 19, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Yup. Hagfish has a sockdrawer full of filthy socks…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

A Ted meet the Unabomber… Unabomber meet Ted sorta thingy?

viking01 on June 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I am so confus’ed now???!!! // ;)
Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Rep Barbara Lee, Scrumpy.

It appears the Dems are, shall we say, fractured on this…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 10:55 PM

It’s a good thing the Senate can’t originate bills with all their bright ideas on taxes.

Constitution of the United States of America
Article. I.
Section. 7.

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

INC on June 19, 2014 at 11:15 PM

INC: They’ll find a way,..boinkers!!:)

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

hahaha; You get a standing ovulation.

Parmenides on June 19, 2014 at 11:27 PM

It was an oooops. I thought Bmore was quoting you from another qotd thread.

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

You have to love old Bmore. But sometimes I have not the slightest clue what he’s talking about.

Judge_Dredd on June 19, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Frank, Frank, Frank…..

Lol.

Lanceman didn’t get the credit he deserved from admin.

But we all knew that.

wolly4321 on June 19, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Thanks, sometimes the shenanigans is too much to follow ):

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:29 PM

McVain is always an (useful) idiot. He’ll soon as to bomb Canada, if he’s allowed to speak for much longer.

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Map: All The Countries Insane McVain Has Wanted to Attack

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Don’t call the Dims “fractured” call ‘em “cracked” in more ways than one…

viking01 on June 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Yep. You are right about that Newtie. Becha you would make a good cat woman.
Parmenides on June 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Who didn’t want to look like Julie Newmar growing up, but settled for Michelle Pfeiffer?

Newtie and the Beauty on June 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM

So frank really was bluegill.

hawkdriver on June 19, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Yup. Hagfish has a sockdrawer full of filthy socks…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

The thread that frank went on the psycho deep end with me was the creepiest commentary I’ve read here.

She attacked me in a previous and in that thread for stabbing my fellow vets in the back.
She went on to insinuate Mrs Hawkdriver was trying to leave me.
That Mrs Hawkdriver was considering having an affair with the mailman garbage man to get away from me.
She said Mrs Hawkdriver was trolling drivers at the local truck stops.
She said Mrs Hawkdriver was contemplating suicide and described her with a “weapon in her mouth”.

If that was indeed bluegill, I’m not sure what to think.

hawkdriver on June 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:14 PM

I am so confus’ed now???!!! // ;)

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Scrumpy: NATB beat me too it:)

http://clerk.house.gov/legislative/legvotes.aspx

Senate:

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/a_three_sections_with_teasers/votes.htm

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I read today they should rename them the Washington Tea Party. Gadsden flag symbol on the helmet. Harry would be pleased.

KCB on June 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

So frank really was bluegill.

hawkdriver on June 19, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Frank/bluegill is now a black woman.

lolz

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM

If that was indeed bluegill, I’m not sure what to think.

hawkdriver on June 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM

She is psycho…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM

hawkdriver on June 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Both of them, whom ever they are, need to be silenced. One has been, couple more to go…

I am so sorry that you had to put up with that hatefulness…

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Lefties would have a kiniption fit out here in OK, many town and county names are native american…

State name means Red Earth!!

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Um, my kids go to school in the Union school district here in Broken Arrow. One guess what the mascot is……………REDSKINS. No picketing, lots of native americans in the stands. Reid can GFH, and yes I would say that to his face.

msupertas on June 19, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Sports are supposed to be fun. Just change the stupid name and move on.

Turn lemons into lemonade… Let the fans nominate & vote for a new name. Of course this could backfire and they could end up with the “Washington Adventure Times with Finn and Jake”.

LaserTSV on June 19, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Frank/bluegill is now a black woman.

lolz

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Wow. Who knew?

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:34 PM

It was an oooops. I thought Bmore was quoting you from another qotd thread.

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

He was actually quoting/repeating himself :)

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2014 at 11:34 PM

If that was indeed bluegill, I’m not sure what to think.

hawkdriver on June 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM

So her “normal” personality leads you to doubt she could have multiple personalities online or in real life? It might have been Oscar Wilde who I was discussing multiple personality disorder with a few weeks back. Or maybe it was Cozmo. It is quite believable.

Judge_Dredd on June 19, 2014 at 11:34 PM

If that was indeed bluegill, I’m not sure what to think.

hawkdriver on June 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM

hawkdriver: I did not here about that,..er, details,
ya,..that is some piece of work,..just beyond,
wow!—:)

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:34 PM

read today they should rename them the Washington Tea Party. Gadsden flag symbol on the helmet. Harry would be pleased.

KCB on June 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Ha!! I like that muchly :)

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:34 PM

We are approaching $18 Trillion in debt, gas and food prices are sky rocketing, our Southern Border no longer exists, the military has been gutted, the Dollar is approaching the Peso, the IRS, along with help from the FBI, the DOJ, etc., is making petitioning the government for a redress of grievances a criminal act if you disagree with Obama and Liberal Democrats, our Veterans are left in die in a bureaucratic nightmare , the EPA is regulating us back to the Stone Age, the Political Elite Ruling Class in both Parties have turned this Country into an Oligarchy, Common Core is turning our Children into Automatons, Obama keeps releasing Terrorists from our prisons that just happen to return to the battle fields like the leader of ISIS, as well as arming them to the teeth…

… And the pressing issue of the day is the name of a football team that their first Coach named, Lone Star Dietz, who was an American Sioux! So the name actually pays tribute to a great people.

I think it is well past time we put “the Press” and “Political Correctness” in it’s place before we all die a horrific death…

Seven Percent Solution on June 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Tax Cheat Charlie Rangel (Moonbat-NY) Compares Hamas to the TEA Party

RANGEL: We know that these victims these kids are being held by people that have no moral standards… the question is how do we handle these types of people who don’t mind dying. They hate so much that they don’t mind dying themselves. And you have to admit this complex to have someone to think that attacking human beings and innocent by missiles, and destroying the lives of children that they are going to get some reward after they die. That’s worst than the tea Party’s thinking.

INTERVIEWER: You can’t compare the Tea Party to Palestinian terrorists!

RANGEL: Well, I am just saying that is a cult type of thinking-its’ a poor analogy when you talk about terrorism-but when you talk about not recognizing the United States as a nation, not recognizing the president, trying to repeal bills that are already law and sticking to the principles of the civil war, you know these are people that you cannot talk rationally to and the president can’t. And at some point, if the Palestinians come to the table and say they can’t control the people in the backroom, the same way Republicans say they can’t control the Tea Party — the Republican Party would no longer exits because they can’t control the Tea Party — and the Palestinian Authority… if they believe in this partnership with terrorists.. then they cannot come to the table.. You cannot talk to a person who says their primary goal is to have you distinguished. There is no conversation there.

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

INC: They’ll find a way,..boinkers!!:) canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:26 PM

They have done it on major legislation.

Take unrelated House bill, delete text, insert Senate text.

Wa-la. It origininated in the House.

wolly4321 on June 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Oh, the way “frank” went after hawkdriver was probably one of the ugliest, most vindictive, malicious pieces of trolling I’ve ever had the misfortune to see.

It was bad!

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Alex Byers @byersalex · 9s

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte was a no vote on Massie-Lofgren

Retweeted by Alex Byers
Jeremy Herb @jeremyherb · 1m

The lawmaker who voted present on the Massie NSA amdt: Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.)

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Alex Byers @byersalex · 1m

Here’s the roll call on the massie amendment: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll327.xml
===========================

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 327
(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

H R 4870 RECORDED VOTE 19-Jun-2014 10:47 PM
AUTHOR(S): Massie of Kentucky Amendment
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Amendment

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll327.xml

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Frank/bluegill is now a black woman.

lolz

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM

No fricking doubt about it!!

@Bluegillrises Buahhhhhahahahaha!!

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:37 PM

How about the Washington Mascot Nazis?

viking01 on June 19, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Laser; if sports were supposed to be about fun the name wouldn’t matter, now would it?

DemetriusPhalerum on June 19, 2014 at 11:38 PM

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Oh, the way “frank” went after hawkdriver was probably one of the ugliest, most vindictive, malicious pieces of trolling I’ve ever had the misfortune to see.

It was bad!

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:37 PM

ineholder:

And especially galling,..to a US Military Service Member!:)

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Washington Phuckoffreids!

msupertas on June 19, 2014 at 11:39 PM

You cannot talk to a person who says their primary goal is to have you distinguished. There is no conversation there.

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

ROFL. Guessing he meant extinguished, right?

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:39 PM

… And the pressing issue of the day is the name of a football team that their first Coach named, Lone Star Dietz, who was an American Sioux! So the name actually pays tribute to a great people.

I think it is well past time we put “the Press” and “Political Correctness” in it’s place before we all die a horrific death…

Seven Percent Solution on June 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I know. Frustrated doesn’t begin to describe how I feel.

cat_owner on June 19, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Frank/bluegill is now a black woman.

lolz

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM

You are kidding, Right? Maybe her and CR are really the same person…..

Barred on June 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Frank/bluegill is now a black woman.

lolz

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Outing personal info is a banable offense.

RickB on June 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

How does anyone in their right mind vote for that fool?

cat_owner on June 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Frank/bluegill is now a black woman.

lolz

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Looks like coolrepulica.

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM

How about the Washington Mascot Nazis?

viking01 on June 19, 2014 at 11:38 PM

viking01:

Will they have a Black or Grey uniforms!
(sarc):

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

He gets away with talking smack…

I can’t bear to see much more of this total bullshitcrap…

I have had it up to my fricking eyeballs…

<________________________________________AFK ):

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Outing personal info is a banable offense.

RickB on June 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Susan T outted herself…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM

H.E. Pennypacker

Great name.

A+

Del Dolemonte on June 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Brown, canopfor. The jerseys anyway.

DemetriusPhalerum on June 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Outing personal info is a banable offense.

RickB on June 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

AHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA! :’D
Wouldn’t that be a kick in the head!

Judge_Dredd on June 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Outing personal info is a banable offense.

RickB on June 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

She did that on MM’s Twitchy.

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Outing personal info is a banable offense.

RickB on June 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

It’s NOT her personal info. That picture is new.

Have you EVER heard BG identify herself as black? EVER?

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:44 PM

It’s NOT her personal info. That picture is new.

Have you EVER heard BG identify herself as black? EVER?

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Yes. Under the coolrepublica sock…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Michelle Malkin doesn’t own Twitchy any more.

cat_owner on June 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

How about the Washington Mascot Nazis?

viking01 on June 19, 2014 at 11:38 PM

viking01:

Will they have a Black or Grey uniforms!
(sarc):

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Brown, canopfor. The jerseys anyway.

DemetriusPhalerum on June 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Leather trench coats with jackboots and monocles?

viking01 on June 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

RickB on June 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

She is the one that posted her twitter name, although she did try to blame Bmore for it.

Barred on June 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Great name.

A+

Del Dolemonte on June 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM

I’m partial to this new guy, “Dorkintheroad”

Judge_Dredd on June 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Daughtry – Waiting for Superman

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Outing personal info is a banable offense.

RickB on June 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

She did that on MM’s Twitchy.

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2014 at 11:44 PM

I was paraphrasing Susan T.Roll response to Bmore.

RickB on June 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Susan T outted herself…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM

And should be banned for doing so.

KCB on June 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Susan T outted herself…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM

And should be banned for doing so.

KCB on June 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Heh. Good ‘un Ken…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Tax Cheat Charlie Rangel (Moonbat-NY) Compares Hamas to the TEA Party

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Some good news to share about Charlie Rangel!

The Washington Post is reporting that Rep. Charlie Rangel is in real danger of losing his Congressional seat in Tuesday’s Democrat Primary.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/longtime-congressman-rangel-finds-himself-in-political-peril-in-new-york-primary/2014/06/19/4551b960-f58d-11e3-8aa9-dad2ec039789_story.html

Be sure to have a big bucket of popcorn popped for Tuesday!

I don’t know anything about Rangel’s Primary opponent, but it would be really hard to be worse than “Tax Cheat Rangel.”

wren on June 19, 2014 at 11:48 PM

You are kidding, Right? Maybe her and CR are really the same person…..

Barred on June 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Nope. She retweeted and favourited one of my tweets today. I saw the name ConservativePatriot with an avatar of that of a very attractive black woman. Since I hadn’t seen that name or avatar before on my notifications, I clicked to see. I noticed @bluegillrises and went ‘Huh? Since when?’

I even asked over at the New Gulch if anyone knew that bg was black or if it was another socky-thingie.

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:48 PM

RickB on June 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Thanks for clarifying that!!

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Sideline crew, Viking.

DemetriusPhalerum on June 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM

I’m partial to this new guy, “Dorkintheroad”
Judge_Dredd on June 19, 2014 at 11:46 PM

There was one posting as “genital reach” today…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM

wren on June 19, 2014 at 11:48 PM

His opponent is Hispanic and the demographics of the district have really swung in that direction.

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION, INC. owns 3 trademarks (registered or pending) in the US federal trademark database (USPTO)
Sort: Alphabetic | Recency

I’m going to jump in her and say this, if the Redskins trademark name can be banned, because someone finds it offensive, then I find it offensive that there is a Congressional Black Caucus. If white congress members wanted their own separate caucus,or Latinos wanted a separated group,this would be just as egregious. This splintering of Americans is counter productive, this ruling against the Washington Redskins is the first step down the slippery slope to disenfranchise any business of their rightful intellectual property. Thus also denying the right to run, your business as you wish.
This is a can of worms best kept closed.
I can’t remember any time in the last sixty years that so many people are so whinny, butt hurt over every dang slight they perceive wrongly. The liberal do gooders are the most oppressive phonies to infest our land.

Bakokitty on June 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM

It’s sorta’ ironic and perverse fun making this thread mostly about the stinkin’ Hagfish and her many stinkin’ socks…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Daughtry – Battleships

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Here kitty, kitty trashfish:

Sarah Palin’s Book Sales Trounces Hillary Clinton’s 496,000 Vs. 100,000…

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Her kitty would chase guys away.

arnold ziffel on June 19, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Yes. Under the coolrepublica sock…

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Snort.

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Be sure to have a big bucket of popcorn popped for Tuesday!

I don’t know anything about Rangel’s Primary opponent, but it would be really hard to be worse than “Tax Cheat Rangel.”

wren on June 19, 2014 at 11:48 PM

I don’t care who his opponent is. I will be VERY happy if that moron loses.

Other NY House race to watch is Claudia Tenney against uber RINO Hanna.

cat_owner on June 19, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue

RickB on June 19, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Nope. She retweeted and favourited one of my tweets today. I saw the name ConservativePatriot with an avatar of that of a very attractive black woman. Since I hadn’t seen that name or avatar before on my notifications, I clicked to see. I noticed @bluegillrises and went ‘Huh? Since when?’

I even asked over at the New Gulch if anyone knew that bg was black or if it was another socky-thingie.

Resist We Much on June 19, 2014 at 11:48 PM

She/He/It likes to give itself away, some folks are easy to spot.

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:51 PM

to love the Wizards without embarrassment or reservation.

Heehee
I know I know …

burrata on June 19, 2014 at 11:51 PM

There was one posting as “genital reach” today…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM

I’m telling you. There’s a p*sspot banked by many. But I like it when you tell people to “urine off”. ;) A friend of mine hates it when I call his cat “Sweet Urine”.

Judge_Dredd on June 19, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Sideline crew, Viking.

DemetriusPhalerum on June 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Before the first game kickoff the Redskins owner should ask the crowd for a big “Sieg ! Heil ! ” for the US Trademark Board.

viking01 on June 19, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Be sure to have a big bucket of popcorn popped for Tuesday!

I don’t know anything about Rangel’s Primary opponent, but it would be really hard to be worse than “Tax Cheat Rangel.”

wren on June 19, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Oh come on, you know he will dig up enough dead voters to win yet again!

Bakokitty on June 19, 2014 at 11:52 PM

That’s why I’m stickin’ to silly one-liners, OC.

DemetriusPhalerum on June 19, 2014 at 11:53 PM

bluegill
Is an obama shill

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM

No way.

How are these noms getting past the mods?

There has to be a backdoor and that’s how they are getting in, under the radar…

Scrumpy on June 19, 2014 at 11:53 PM

I remember when gay meant happy, choice had nothing to do with killing babies and everybody was pro-life unless they were suicidal. I remember when words that should not be said were not hyphenated so that it was okay to say them. I also remember standing with my hand on my heart and saying the pledge and having a moment of silence every day at school. I remember Christmas parties, Christmas plays and singing Christmas Carols at school the day before our Christmas vacation. I remember when one person could not stop a prayer from being said at a graduation, or have a cross removed from public view. I remember when children were taught that words couldn’t hurt them and that their self worth was not defined by others. I also remember spending countless Sundays with my Dad watching the Redskins and not once did we ever feel anything but love and pride for our team. Little by little, our words, our traditions and our American culture have been stripped away by the leftist tyranny of the politically correct. One person can claim offense to any word or group or public display and their view becomes more important than the views and opinions of millions. Why do we continue to let this happen?

fight like a girl on June 19, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Daughtry – Home

lineholder on June 19, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Drive-By Red Meat for you NFL Fans…especially the BDS-ers here (Brady + BeliCheat)

Do a Google news search for today using the keywords “new england patriots jets playbook”

Apparently earlier today, a Cleveland Browns coach accused Nick Saban of sharing his Jets playbook with New England Patriots Coach Bill Belicheat.

But…

Alabama coach Nick Saban said he never gave a copy of the New York Jets’ playbook to good friend Bill Belichick and never would.

Saban, whose comments were provided to AL.com through an Alabama spokesman, issued his response after Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine, in an interview with MMQB.com, insinuated that it may have happened.

Discuss.

(Ducks for cover)

Del Dolemonte on June 19, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Wondering if the seventeen faces gills of Hagfish will even show up here tonight?

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2014 at 11:54 PM

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