Another liberal attempt to force you to share in their humorless misery fails

posted at 4:01 pm on August 1, 2014 by Noah Rothman

The progressive left has decided to demonstrate that they have their finger on the pulse of public opinion by elevating their crusade against what they deem to be offensively named athletic teams to prominence.

The vast majority of those team names deemed offensive are those which pay homage to or reference Native Americans. The most conspicuous example of this crusade is the effort to force the Washington Redskins to abandon their name.

The campaign has not lit the nation’s hair on fire as it has for the left. That might have to do with the fact that most of those who are demanding a variety of teams change their names are not sports fans and do not consume the product which they contend must change.

A July 20 – 21 Vox Populi poll found, for example, that 65 percent of NFL fans and 77 percent of Redskins fans reject the calls for team owner Dan Snyder to give up the legacy name. Another 71 percent of NFL fans and 83 percent of Redskins fans said they did not even find the name offensive. These results have been consistent across a number of polls on the issue.

That is a problem for the activist left, a movement which is deeply troubled by the fact that you don’t share in their humorless torment.

To address the fact that you are not appropriately offended by the variety of Native American-themed sports teams, progressives decided that they can change hearts and minds if they showed you just how awful it was for your ethnic group to be celebrated by a professional sports franchise.

This is the result:

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The grinning “Caucasians” logo on the T-shirt by Cleveland, Ohio-based Shelf Life Clothing Co. has become a hot item recently at Ontario First Nations reserves in Canada, according to a report by the Toronto Star.

The image, a distortion of the Cleveland Indians’ mascot “Chief Wahoo,” suggests that people of European dissent either care excessively for or are apt at making money. That’s about all that can be construed as provocative, and that’s not offensive in the least.

“Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this, from the standpoint of the Native American, serves to take ownership of the issue and reverse the direction of it,” wrote CBS Sports reporter Dan Perry. “In that sense, it’s effective.”

Effective at what? Demonstrating how inoffensive the original Indians logo is? If this is the equivalent for people of European background, all it demonstrates is that some people are far too sensitive and are unduly consumed with the affairs of others.

In that sense, it most certainly is effective.


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They need to find something important to do with their outrage.

crankyoldlady on August 1, 2014 at 4:06 PM

As part of his 26th birthday show today Limbaugh played a sound clip of him being interviewed by William F. Buckley in 1992. In that interview, Rush predicted the 2014 Washington Redskins brouhaha 22 years out.

But in the world of the Leftist, Limbaugh’s a terrorist.

Del Dolemonte on August 1, 2014 at 4:06 PM

lol!! Love it, but I’ll be called a racist if I wear one in an un-ironic manner.

abobo on August 1, 2014 at 4:07 PM

No Tribe?

Them’s fightin’ words in NE OH.

formwiz on August 1, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Hey, I’m up for more Caucasian teams.

Does this mean that it won’t be racist if Congress creates the Caucasian Congressional Caucus?

Resist We Much on August 1, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Oh yeah, that’ll leave a mark.

o_O

stvnscott on August 1, 2014 at 4:08 PM

My teenager daughter would say this only works if the grinning cartoon has a Starbucks Frapuccino next to her/him. It’s the symbol for “white girl” or something.

(And we’re “Caucasians”, liberals, so don’t let your heads explode. Making fun of your own is within your nebulous PC rules…)

Grace_is_sufficient on August 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I want to buy one of those Caucasian’s t shirts, thus completing the stereotype feedback loop.

papertiger on August 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Q: What do Caucasians make for dinner?
A: Reservations.

John the Libertarian on August 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Oklahoma!!!

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Progs have skin as thick as few nanometers.

It’s why you can see straight through them.

nobar on August 1, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Having time to complain about the name of the Redskins?

Sounds like a first world problem to me. Either that or totally lacking a life. Perhaps they should spend the effort and time needed for outrage on a hobby. Woodworking maybe. Or crochet if you are Pajama Boy.

No Truce With Kings on August 1, 2014 at 4:11 PM

It’s a simple question I’ve asked in the past:

Have any — even one — of the D.C. political hacks and/or their employees/ supporters/ etc. objecting to this “racist” caricature ever once attended a Washington Redskins football game? (And I’m sure the high-priced tickets were gratis.)

If so, GTFO, you fraudulent, lying, double standard-infected scum.

Oh, and as one with both Caucasoid and Mongoloid blood running through my veins, your oh-so-”edgy” Caucasian caricature is neither effective or particularly clever, let alone “offensive.”

It’s just boring and predictable.

Like you.

Dion on August 1, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The thread caption should read

Leftists

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Name some team the Dumb Blondes. That should make everyone happy. (I am a blonde and would love it!)

djl130 on August 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I want to buy one of those Caucasian’s t shirts, thus completing the stereotype feedback loop.

papertiger on August 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I would feel taht way also, but for the fact that the Cleveland Indians stink on ice…

JohnGalt23 on August 1, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Q: What do Caucasians make for dinner?
A: Reservations.

John the Libertarian on August 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Q: How do you know when you are a WASP Caucasian?
A: You get out of the shower to pee.

V7_Sport on August 1, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Those butterflies in the ad are driving teh kittehs kwazy…

ladyingray on August 1, 2014 at 4:13 PM

It tickles me pink that the left uses Caucasian in hopes of being more politically correct, when in fact the word Caucasian is racist towards others. Took an anthropology course, where the prof let us in on the secret that whites are called Caucasian because when Euro anthropologists in the 19th century were studying race, skulls were brought from around the world. Some that came from the Caucasus region were deemed the most perfect specimen, so they concluded it came from the white race. Thus the word Caucasian.

Xanatos90 on August 1, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Princesses who can feel a pea under forty mattresses.

VorDaj on August 1, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Make it the Rednecks, with a picture of Jeff Dunham’s puppet Bubba Jay, or Jeff Foxworthy – and I’ll buy one.
I’d also happily support the Honkies or Crackers….

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Can I get that T-shirt with “We’re Number 1″ on the back? Or would that be too much?

major dad on August 1, 2014 at 4:18 PM

BREAKING:

Bob’s Big Boy loses trademark protection; complaint filed by Weight Watchers

BobMbx on August 1, 2014 at 4:19 PM

We already have a vicious white northern european mascot: the vikings.

gwelf on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Q: What do Caucasians make for dinner?
A: Reservations.

John the Libertarian on August 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Q: How do you know when you are a WASP Caucasian?
A: You get out of the shower to pee.

V7_Sport on August 1, 2014 at 4:13 PM

And the opposite of this

The investigators said some illegal immigrants’ “unfamiliarity with bathroom facilities resulted in unsanitary conditions and exposure to human waste” in some of the facilities.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

How about a team called the “Gun Nuts” or maybe “Assault Rifles”.
I’d love to have those t-shirts.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

They need to find something important to do with their outrage.

crankyoldlady on August 1, 2014 at 4:06 PM

When you mention 55,000,000 million aborted children to these leftists, they either yawn or celebrate.

itsnotaboutme on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Name some team the Dumb Blondes. That should make everyone happy. (I am a blonde and would love it!)

djl130 on August 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

They already have a name. “The View” I think it is.

BobMbx on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

“Homophones”

BobMbx on August 1, 2014 at 4:21 PM

It is effective at making a couple of points.

1. Liberals are at best mentally challenged.The only ones who would b*tch over that logo would be black folks screaming it was racist against them.

2. Liberals don’t have a clue about how normal people think.

Southernblogger on August 1, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Can I get that T-shirt with “We’re Number 1″ on the back? Or would that be too much?

major dad on August 1, 2014 at 4:18 PM

I’ll have what he’s having.

BuckeyeSam on August 1, 2014 at 4:22 PM

We already have a vicious white northern european mascot: the vikings.

gwelf on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

And the Fighting Irish.

Maybe we can expand on the European theme – the Boring Brits, Frightened Frenchmen, Surly Scots, Spicy Spaniards…..

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 4:24 PM

That mascot doesn’t project enough privilege for my taste.

gwelf on August 1, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Been a Redskins fan nearly all of my 50 years. The name pays homage, it is NOT meant to disparage. Damn I can’t stand libtards!!

bernzright777 on August 1, 2014 at 4:26 PM

“I hope in the future that Americans will be thought of as a vicious, warlike people, because then people will name their High School teams “The Americans”, and that would be cool.”

– Jack Handy

Tom Servo on August 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

That mascot doesn’t project enough privilege for my taste.

gwelf on August 1, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Here’s what the mascot should look like – well for a team called “The Rednecks” anyway…

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=jeff+dunham+bubba+jay&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=7B319A6F587C5C2DB3EF68EAA0279928FBD8283E&selectedIndex=4

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

You heard of The Pax Romana? The white middle class are responsible for The Tax Americana.

birdwatcher on August 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Liberals really are stupid, uneducated animals. They already tried this crap before:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_Whites

The intramural team, which included players of Native American, white, and Latino ancestry, adopted the name “Fighting Whites”, with an accompanying logo of a stereotypical “white man” in a suit, styled after advertising art of the 1950s, as their team mascot. The character has been described as a man from the Ozzie Nelson era or a “Father Knows Best white American male”.

At first, the team’s T-shirts used “Fightin’ Whites” as the name of the team, but various media reports referred to the team as the “Whities” instead of “Whites”. The plan to insult whites in the same way the minority students perceived Native Americans being insulted backfired on the group when the team’s popularity skyrocketed. In response to customer demand, the team eventually began selling shirts under both names. The team added the phrase “Fighting the use of Native American stereotypes” to its merchandise to discourage the shirts from being worn by white supremacists, and arranged for CafePress.com to handle manufacturing and sales of the clothing.

Darth Executor on August 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

I want to see them do a team logo for “The Joooos”. Being a Jew myself I would find that absolutely….hilarious!

I can only say, lighten up kimosabe.

NOMOBO on August 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

And the Fighting Irish.

Maybe we can expand on the European theme – the Boring Brits, Frightened Frenchmen, Surly Scots, Spicy Spaniards…..

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Hey, I just noticed all the cracker mascots are stealth lefty representations of white privilege – bellicose and prone to raping and pillaging.

gwelf on August 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Wouldn’t “Honkys” have been a better analog?

2lbsTest on August 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Waiting for the lefties to equate Palestinians with Indians in America…demand Indians be given missiles to lob at non-Indians…

albill on August 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

That mascot doesn’t project enough privilege for my taste.

gwelf on August 1, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Here ya go:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=jeff+dunham+walter&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=jeff+dunham+walter&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&id=6E82CB842CD6915B27C56271AF46CB8FC046A663&selectedIndex=10

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM

I want to buy one of those Caucasian’s t shirts, thus completing the stereotype feedback loop.

papertiger on August 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I saw someone wearing one of those the other day. He seemed very pleased with himself.

Meanwhile, I think Harvey Comics ought to sue their butts for copyright infringement — dude looks just like Richie Rich.

Mr. D on August 1, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Hey, I just noticed all the cracker mascots are stealth lefty representations of white privilege – bellicose and prone to raping and pillaging.

gwelf on August 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Obviously we know how to have a good time….

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Darth Executor on August 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

How about “The Tighty Whiteies”?

(dam – I’m not sure how to spell the plural of whitey)

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 4:36 PM

I always wondered what “Richie Rich” would look like when he grew up. Now I know. Would it upset PETA if we put his dog “Dollar” on there, too?

thatsafactjack on August 1, 2014 at 4:36 PM

I’d also happily support the Honkies or Crackers….

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 4:17 PM

The Crackers has been done:
(Granted this is from Wikipedia:)

The Atlanta Crackers were minor league baseball teams based in Atlanta, Georgia, between 1901 and 1965. The Crackers were Atlanta’s home team until the Atlanta Braves moved from Milwaukee in 1966.

Google Atlanta Crackers T-shirts. There’s some available :)

jjjdad on August 1, 2014 at 4:37 PM

I want to buy one of those Caucasian’s t shirts, thus completing the stereotype feedback loop.

papertiger on August 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I would feel taht way also, but for the fact that the Cleveland Indians stink on ice…

JohnGalt23 on August 1, 2014 at 4:13 PM

You think the Tribe have problems?

Signed,

Red Sox Nation

Del Dolemonte on August 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

BREAKING: Scrooge McDuck is threatening a lawsuit over that design.

Cicero43 on August 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Kind of OT, but yesterday one of the worst regular columnists at HuffPo went off on a rant about a picture of Rick Perry and Sean Hannity on a Texas DPS Rio Grande gunboat. Nothing in the rant was about policy. The columnists called Perry and Hannity the worst guys in America because they’re
a. middle-aged white males (yes, the white male Huffer wrote this, literally),
b. wearing khaki, denim and sunglasses (I guess only Repug baggers wear such attire), and
c. posing next to the gunboat’s guns.
These lefties are from another planet. They are completely out of touch with ordinary Americans, and they hate ordinary Americans.

juliesa on August 1, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I keep telling them: Call them the “Polacks” and we’ll line up down the street to buy the merchandise. Move ‘em to Parma for that nice alliterative effect AND ethnic accuracy.

It’s a Win-Win.

arik1969 on August 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

https://www.google.com/search?q=atlanta+crackers+t+shirts&prmd=ivns&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=k_vbU5zYEo-NyASmuYLYCg&ved=0CBIQsxg

They sell them in……WHITE!!! How offensive….

And Black and Red too, just to rub other people’s nose in it all the more. The nerve.

jjjdad on August 1, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I’d wear it. It’s funny and exposes the absurdity of their argument, so why not?

Now, if it said “Crackers” instead of “Caucasians”, I’d buy one in every color ever made. That there would be funny as hell.

CantCureStupid on August 1, 2014 at 4:48 PM

I don’t find that offensive at all, because I don’t have an inferiority complex. Most liberals have nothing but inferiority complexes, however well disguised behind worthless diplomas and hipster glasses, so everything offends them and needs to be made “fair.”

JeremiahJohnson on August 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM

These lefties are from another planet. They are completely out of touch with ordinary Americans reality, and they hate ordinary Americans.

juliesa on August 1, 2014 at 4:43 PM

non-nonpartisan on August 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM

The Political Party of Perpetual Victims always needs a new “crisis”.

GarandFan on August 1, 2014 at 4:51 PM

The grinning “Caucasians” logo on the T-shirt by Cleveland, Ohio-based Shelf Life Clothing Co. has become a hot item recently at Ontario First Nations reserves in Canada, according to a report by the Toronto Star.
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“People’s reaction has been all positive and they see the humour in it both on and off the reserve,” Bomberry said in an interview.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/2014/07/29/caucasians_tshirt_mocking_cleveland_indians_becomes_hot_seller_on_reserves.html
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Oh da horror!!!

canopfor on August 1, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Progressives: Ooooooooooooo da OutWagey!!!

Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth

Published on Jul 25, 2014

Featured speaker:
Dahkota Franklin Kicking Bear Brown, Student, Argonaut High School; Champion for Change, Center for Native American Youth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxnW9B14pvA

https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotYourMascot?src=hash

canopfor on August 1, 2014 at 4:55 PM

I don’t find that offensive at all, because I don’t have an inferiority complex. Most All liberals have nothing but inferiority complexes, however well disguised behind worthless diplomas and hipster glasses, so everything offends them and needs to be made “fair.”

JeremiahJohnson on August 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Illiberals are so stupid. You know some will begin to complain when they realize honkeys aren’t offended by that logo at all, and I predict we’ll soon hear calls to have it removed it from the market for that reason.

non-nonpartisan on August 1, 2014 at 4:56 PM

I want to see them do a team logo for “The Joooos”. Being a Jew myself I would find that absolutely….hilarious!

I can only say, lighten up kimosabe.

NOMOBO on August 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Somebody posted a link the other day that was all photos of armed Israeli women – 46 Reasons Why Iran Could Never Invade Israel – or something like that – I can’t find it now.

If you dress the cheerleaders that way for “The Joooos” – I’d be a diehard fan.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 4:57 PM

that people of European dissent

You mean people who disagree in a European manner?

Or maybe people of European descent?

bgoldman on August 1, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Fail. There are already “Caucasian” mascots:

http://www.bethanyswedes.com

cptacek on August 1, 2014 at 5:01 PM

NCAA tried this ‘change your mascot’ spiel against the Florida State Seminoles about a decade ago.
Elders of the regional Seminole tribes told the NCAA to go jump in a swamp.

Missilengr on August 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM

We already have a number of team names which reflect ethnic or religious orientation: Irish, Vikings, Trojans, Spartans, Padres, Saxons, Cavaliers. We could have: Sabras, Hasidim, Ashkenazi, Paleskins, Zulus, Watusi, Samuri.

jvermeer on August 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

And 100% of racists don’t find their racism offensive. I mean, who cares what NFL fans think of it, doesn’t change that the term “Redskin” is offensive.

beverlyfreaks on August 1, 2014 at 5:09 PM

dentarthurdent Aug 01, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Google the “Brooklyn Jews” baseball team parody logo. A friend of mine (Jewish) has a ball cap with that logo.

Bill-Republic of Texas on August 1, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Just wait until they find the Wyoming Cowboys offensive…and you know they will.

Wish they could all be Wyoming Gurls

(Warning : If you’re a liberal, this video will blow your fuse)

MichaelGabriel on August 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

And 100% of racists don’t find their racism offensive. I mean, who cares what NFL fans think of it, doesn’t change that the term “Redskin” is offensive.

beverlyfreaks on August 1, 2014 at 5:09 PM

I know I care what the majority of them think more than I care about those who claims their feelings are hurt. And it makes me laugh when I hear anyone say this is a sign of racism or insensitivity on my part. =)

non-nonpartisan on August 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

And 100% of racists don’t find their racism offensive. I mean, who cares what NFL fans think of it, doesn’t change that the term “Redskin” is offensive.

beverlyfreaks on August 1, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Yeah, it’s too bad that Synder has discretionary control over the brand. Property rights trump appeasement.

nobar on August 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Nothing offensive to me. To get a rise out of people when I tell them that I am offended by being called white because I am Caucasian.

DAT60A3 on August 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

And 100% of racists don’t find their racism offensive. I mean, who cares what NFL fans think of it, doesn’t change that the term “Redskin” is offensive.

beverlyfreaks on August 1, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Like that “N word” that is so offensive, black rappers use it constantly…..

The other side of this is that some people are offended by dam near anything.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:17 PM

I demand a team called the Pale Faces. Because I’m very pasty.

rbj on August 1, 2014 at 5:19 PM

All those Indian casinos and they want to portray whites as the money grubbers.

Mark1971 on August 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM

If we had a team called “The Zombies” – would they be offended because they prefer terms like “undead” or “life challenged”?

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Like that “N word” that is so offensive, black rappers use it constantly…..

The other side of this is that some people are offended by dam near anything.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Alright cracker.
If it is not offensive why didn’t you spell the “N word” out?
If the “R word” isn’t offensive why do they use “Native American” in their press releases instead of the “R word?”

Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Nothing offensive to me. To get a rise out of people when I tell them that I am offended by being called white because I am Caucasian.

DAT60A3 on August 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

I respond in a similar way when I hear someone use the term “African-American” for someone who has never been to Africa. I want to be called “European-American”, except I also have some “American Indian” and French-Canadian ancestry – so that makes me European-North American-American…..

Really – how far do we need to take this crap just for the sake of political correctness?

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:26 PM

They need to find something important to do with their outrage.

crankyoldlady on August 1, 2014 at 4:06 PM

This. +1

Ricard on August 1, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Alright cracker.
If it is not offensive why didn’t you spell the “N word” out?
If the “R word” isn’t offensive why do they use “Native American” in their press releases instead of the “R word?”

Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Because that’s a moderator dirty word on HA.
Why do blacks use such an offensive word so much themselves?
And define “Native American”. Using an honest definition of the words, since I was born here, I’m a Native American – as is everyone else born here.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM

I respond in a similar way when I hear someone use the term “African-American” for someone who has never been to Africa. I want to be called “European-American”, except I also have some “American Indian” and French-Canadian ancestry – so that makes me European-North American-American…..

Really – how far do we need to take this crap just for the sake of political correctness?

I had some college room mates from The Gambia. One of them blew up when he was called an African-American. He said that yes, he was from Africa, but he was a Gambian. He asked why they used African-American when they are Americans and not from Africa? It went on for a good 10 minutes. It was great to listen to.

To be correct, John Kerry’s wife Theresa was born in Angola, so she is an African-American. So is Charlize Theron who was born in South Africa. It wouldn’t take much effort to find more Caucasian African-Americans.

DAT60A3 on August 1, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Because that’s a moderator dirty word on HA.
Why do blacks use such an offensive word so much themselves?
And define “Native American”. Using an honest definition of the words, since I was born here, I’m a Native American – as is everyone else born here.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM

If you make fun of someone in your family it’s ok but when someone else does it then it is not ok. Same logic with black folks calling each other the “N word.”
Dan Snyder’s organization says “Native American.” I prefer the Canadian term “Peoples of the First Nations.”
Here is a fun experiment next time you see a black person that you don’t know, go up to them and call them the “N word.” When you go buy fireworks next 4th of July call those folks the “R word.”

Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 5:40 PM

The vast majority of those team names deemed offensive are those which pay homage to or reference Native Americans. The most conspicuous example of this crusade is the effort to force the Washington Redskins to abandon their name.

They aren’t “Native Americans” , they are Siberian-Americans. Let’s get that straight.

slickwillie2001 on August 1, 2014 at 5:41 PM

DAT60A3 on August 1, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Exactly.
I’m really getting sick of this politically correct bastardization of the language and terminology.
It’s really all about the leftists constantly trying to put everyone in a category of some kind – but they keep changing the names of those categories so much nobody can possibly keep up with which terms are the right or wrong ones to use.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Forget about ‘Redskins’ we can’t have a city or a state named after a white slave owner. Starting with the state—How about Northern Oregon–oh wait, isn’t ‘Oregon’ an Indian name?

As for the city, DC will do just fine. The last name should denote something which evokes petrifying fear in the enemy yet offends no plant or animal or skin color. The DC AIRBORNE EBOLAS with a picture of an Ebola Virus with wings attached embossed on all helmets.

MaiDee on August 1, 2014 at 5:43 PM

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:42 PM

I like the reaction I get when I point out that gay is happy and cheerful. They on the other hand are homosexual. LGBTQ.. can simply be called homosexual. We need to reclaim our language. Don’t give liberals the chance to change our language and condemn us when we use it properly.

DAT60A3 on August 1, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Forget about ‘Redskins’ we can’t have a city or a state named after a white slave owner. Starting with the state—How about Northern Oregon–oh wait, isn’t ‘Oregon’ an Indian name?

As for the city, DC will do just fine. The last name should denote something which evokes petrifying fear in the enemy yet offends no plant or animal or skin color. The DC AIRBORNE EBOLAS with a picture of an Ebola Virus with wings attached embossed on all helmets.

MaiDee on August 1, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Oregon is a tribal name where as the “R word” is an insulting name that white people gave to the tribal people.

You call your self “MaiDee” which is fine but me calling you “StupidDee McF*ckface” is probably not cool.

Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Total politically correct BULLSHIITE.
What the he11 is a friggin “Peoples of the First Nations” – really?
Anyone who would use a term like that to try to describe some subset of the human species is a PC nutjob.

Well here ya go then – us white European-Americans are from now on to be referred to as “The Original Civilized And Technologically Advanced Peoples of The Big Old World Continent Who Cross Oceans And Colonize Other Lands”.
I now consider anything else to be offensive, so get used to it.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:51 PM

I like the reaction I get when I point out that gay is happy and cheerful. They on the other hand are homosexual. LGBTQ.. can simply be called homosexual. We need to reclaim our language. Don’t give liberals the chance to change our language and condemn us when we use it properly.

DAT60A3 on August 1, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Yes let us be niggardly with the English language and pretend it is 1921 all over again.

Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 5:54 PM

The investigators said some illegal immigrants’ “unfamiliarity with bathroom facilities resulted in unsanitary conditions and exposure to human waste” in some of the facilities.
Schadenfreude on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

OT, of course, but this is nothing unique to the current invasion, Schad.

Go to any Walmart in an (ostensibly) American border town and you will find signs on the restroom stall doors with a nifty graphic that explains to our southern brethren “do not throw your poopy toilet paper in the corner; flush it instead!”

Personally, I do NOT use public restrooms when I’m in Laredo or Brownsville, cuz some of the previous users not only can’t read English but don’t do graphics, either, so…you know. You have to tiptoe through the turd smears.

Dolce Far Niente on August 1, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Sign me up.

http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/shirtpages/caucasians.html#

I just hate paying over 20 bucks for a T shirt.

I wonder…do these same groups criticize the NAACP or the Black Caucus. For people who hate generalizing and prejudice by color I sure see the left doing a lot of it.

CW on August 1, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Oregon is a tribal name where as the “R word” is an insulting name that white people gave to the tribal people.
Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 5:51 PM

And yet the PC police like you also objected to the Florida Seminoles, North Dakota Fighting Sioux, and many other “tribal names”.
The reality is you keep moving the goalposts so that nobody really knows which terms are acceptable and which are “offensive” – but the real truth is, you’ll find anything offensive if it suits whatever agenda you’re pushing at the time.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:57 PM

…all it demonstrates is that some people are far too sensitive and are unduly consumed with the affairs of others.

…back in the day, we used to call such people “busybodies”…and now that the busybodies have taken over the asylum, they consider themselves (and are portrayed by the enabling media) as “crusaders”.

…I wonder if it might be comically apt if the owners of the offending teams published a fatwa and called for a jihad against THESE “crusaders”…seems to be working elsewhere….

Puritan1648 on August 1, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Total politically correct BULLSHIITE.
What the he11 is a friggin “Peoples of the First Nations” – really?
Anyone who would use a term like that to try to describe some subset of the human species is a PC nutjob.

Well here ya go then – us white European-Americans are from now on to be referred to as “The Original Civilized And Technologically Advanced Peoples of The Big Old World Continent Who Cross Oceans And Colonize Other Lands”.
I now consider anything else to be offensive, so get used to it.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:51 PM

People of the First Nations is technically correct way of address them if you are not talking about individual tribes or nations. Your term would be fine to use if it wasn’t obvious that you are a “Merica F*ck YEAH!” person.

Of course that is neither here nor there and does not make the “R word” any more acceptable. It is a anachronism that is also offensive.

Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 5:59 PM

You call your self “MaiDee” which is fine but me calling you “StupidDee McF*ckface” is probably not cool.

Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 5:51 PM

So now do you want to give Maidee all your property because you used an “uncool” name? I think you should. Perhaps we should even impose a law to force you to do so.

Not cool is an offensive term, by the way. I think you should just shut your yap while you’re ahead.

Dolce Far Niente on August 1, 2014 at 5:59 PM

And yet the PC police like you also objected to the Florida Seminoles, North Dakota Fighting Sioux, and many other “tribal names”.
The reality is you keep moving the goalposts so that nobody really knows which terms are acceptable and which are “offensive” – but the real truth is, you’ll find anything offensive if it suits whatever agenda you’re pushing at the time.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 5:57 PM

I am not moving any goal posts. I don’t find any of those names offensive. I find it ironic that North Dakota State had to change Fighting Sioux but Notre Dame could keep Fighting Irish. This coming from an organization located in INDIANapolis, INDIANa.

Here is my list:
Washington R(Snyders) Name
Chief Wahoo (Cleveland Indians logo)

Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 6:03 PM

People of the First Nations is technically correct way of address them if you are not talking about individual tribes or nations.
Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 5:59 PM

More bullshiite. That’s a bullshiite term that is not “technically correct” in any way at all.
What were they the First of? Nothing. What Nation? The so-called “Native Americans” were merely the first immigrants to move from Asia to North America – so if anything, according to your PC terminology they should all be called Asian-Americans.

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 6:05 PM

I know! No hyphenations, we are all Americans! Any problems, get therapy.

DAT60A3 on August 1, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Somebody ought to name a sports team the Palefaces, a derogatory term used by Native Americans against European colonists. Then they can hire a group of African American or Native American athletes to play for it, to show they are not racist.

Steve Z on August 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM

I am not moving any goal posts. I don’t find any of those names offensive. I find it ironic that North Dakota State had to change Fighting Sioux but Notre Dame could keep Fighting Irish. This coming from an organization located in INDIANapolis, INDIANa.

Here is my list:
Washington R(Snyders) Name
Chief Wahoo (Cleveland Indians logo)

Mryett on August 1, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Oh, so that’s YOUR list, huh? So YOU think you’re now the chief arbiter of political correctness in this country.
The problem is there are lots of other people like you who have their own lists, that don’t match your list, and THEY all want to be the chief arbiter of political correctness as well.

So tell us all – WHOSE list of politically correct words are we supposed to use to ensure we don’t offend ANYONE?

dentarthurdent on August 1, 2014 at 6:10 PM

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